Volume XXI. —Number 41. Firemen Give I own Emergency T ruck T o Improve Efficiency Purchase Made By the Money Accumulated By Firemen BALANCE DUE Firemen Praised For In terest Loyalty and Efficiency At a meeting of the Edenton Fire Department Thursday night, at which Mayor Leroy Haskett, member of Town Council and A. L. Brinson, chief firemen at the Marine base, were spe cial guests, the firemen presented a new emergency truck to the town. Luther Parks presented Mayor Has ket a bill of sale and informed the guests that it was paid for by sav ings accumulated by the firemen and a note on which some of the firemen endorsed. The piece of equipment is a very necessary addition to the Fire De partment, for it will carry equipment which heretofore was placed on the fire truck and, of course, hindered work of the firemen. On the new truck is a light plant which can be used in event no electricity is avail able, an auxiliary pumper which can transfer water from a well or other places to the fire engine, VO-2 fire extinguishers to fight small fires, a stretcher in which an injured person can be taken home or to a hospital, al resuscitator, helmets and smoke' masks. The emergency and equip-j ment truck will follow the fire truck on all alarms. j In connection with the presentation! of the truck to the town, the firemen -■rved a delicious frirtd chicken din r, with veteran Fire Chief R. K. (Continued on Page Twelve) Aces Tune Up For Tilt With Tarboro; Team Expected to Be at Top Strength For Con ference Game Smarting from last Friday night's] defeat at the hands of the Elizabeth, City Yellow Jackets, Edenton's Aces, anticipate another tough foe Friday , night when they journey to Tarboro for an Albemarle Conference game. '] Tarboro easily defeated Hertford and has only one loss for the season, having been beaten by Ahoskie. The Aces, on the other hand, have also lost only one game out of five but that was not an Albemarle Conference game. Coaches Rill Rillings and Alton Rrooks are taking the Aces through strenuous practice sessions this week in order to put up a hard fight. The hoys came out of the Elizabeth City game in good shape, so that the team, barring accidents, will be at top strength to meet the Edgecombe Coun ty outfit. ’54 Hunting Season Will Open Friday Sauirrel, Deer and Bear Will Be Target For Sportsmen Friday will mark the opening of the hunting season for squirrels, deer and bear, and will remain open until Jan uary 1. R. E. Evans, game warden, urges hunters to comply with the hunting and trapping regulations. He points out that the bag limit for squirrels is eight per day, possession 16 and 100 for the season. For deer the bag limit is one daily, one possession and two for the sea son. For bear the daily bag limit is two, possession two and no limit for tbe season. The duck and goose season will pen in North Carolina November 10 ,nd continue until January 8. LEGION MEETS TONIGHT Ed Bond Post, No. 40, of the Amer ican Legion will meet tonight (Thurs day) at 7:30 o’clock in the Legion hut. Commander John A. Holmes urges a full attendance. CHICKEN SALAD SUPPER The Wesleyan Service Guild of the Methodist Church will sponsor a chick en salad supper Thursday, October 21. Orders will be taken and delivered by telephoning 574-J or 117-J. THE CHOWAN HERALD Hon. Capus Waynick Principal Speaker At Woman’s Club Meet Chairmen of Committees Present Encourag ing Reports The regular monthly meeting of the Edenton Woman’s Club was held Wed nesday, October 6, at St. Paul’s Par ish House in the form of a luncheon. Mrs. R. H. Goodwin, president, pre sided and called on the various com mittee chairmen for their reports. Mrs. Al Phillips gave an interesting report on the recent District Conven tion held in Murfreesboro and Mrs. T. C. Byrum, Jr., announced that plans were shaping up for the annual Hallo ween Party to be held at the play ground on November 1. Mrs. T. C. Cross reported that a total of $171.80 was realized from the Thrift and Bake Sale held at Bad ham’s Store during September. The Club voted to give $25 to the Teen-Age Club to be used as they see fit in the operation of the club and also voted to cooperate with the Var sity Club in purchasing a new activity 'bus to be used by the school but will 'wait for a recommendation from the j hoard as to the amount. The highlight of the meeting was a | talk by Honorable Capus Waynick, |who is well known in this community. It was during his term of office as head of the State Highway Commis sion that the Albemarle Sound Bridge was erected and tolls were taken off bridges and ferries. Later President Truman appointed Mr. Waynick Am bassador to Nicarauga and Colombia, where he and his wife lived for some time, and he chose as the subject of his speech “Our Latin American (Neighbors” which was very interest ing and informative. Mr. Waynick was accompanied, bvj his wife and Dr. and Mrs. John El-j mendorf and other guests of the club included Mrs. Nita Newbold Miller, 1 Mrs, Hazel Harris and Mrs. Polly Hollowed of Hertford, Mrs. George j Elliott of Huntsville, Ala., and Miss Elizabeth Elliott and Mrs. Ruth Turn er who have recently returned from Japan. Little Business At Town Council Meet I Turn Thumbs Down on Removing Meters For Taxicabs Town Council held its October meet j ing in the Municipal Building Tues-I day night, when comparatively few matters camo up for consideration. j John F. White, representing Eden- 1 ton taxicab operators, presented a re quest to remove five parking meters in front of the bus station and desig ■ nate the area as taxicab stands, for which the operators will be willing to I nay an amount equivalent to the park ing meter revenue. The matter was , tabled. Permission was given to the Wo man’s Club to use the playground to stage the annual Halloween party on November 1. A request -was read for the town] to assist financially in sponsoring “Buddy Night” at the USO Club, but' while the Councilmen were in accord] with the idea, it was their opinion that! tax money could not be legally used for the purpose. The Council men agreed to request the State Highway Commission to pave the streets in Albemarle Court. Town Clerk Ernest Ward was in structed to write letters of apprecia tion to the Albemarle Motor Company and the Fire Department for their generosity in securing the new emer gency truck which has been given to the town. And in this connection the telephone company will be requested to provide different color lights on the switchboard for firemen’s telephones so that information about fires can be relayed to them more quickly. Fire Chief R. K. Hall reported only one fire in September which caused no damage. PRESBYTERIAN MEETING Women from 52 Eastern Carolina churches will gather in Howard Me morial Presbyterian Church, Tarboro, Tuesday, October 19, for the annual meeting of the Women of the Church of Albemarle Presbytery. [Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 14,1954. Halsey Hardwood Co. Will Be Visited By European Group Now In United States to Make Study of Wood Conditioning Halsey Hardwood Company has been included in the itinerary of a team of 19 representatives from nine ' European countries now in the Unit -1 ed States engaged in a study of in dustrial applications of wood drying | and conditioning. The study sponsored by the Foreign Operations Administration, with Theo ' dore G. Markow, project manager, in charge. Visitors represent the coun tries of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Nether . lands, Norway and the United King dom. The Halsey Hardwood Company is one of three lumber concerns on the ! group’s itinerary in North Carolina. ■ Other North Carolina stops are at • lumber concerns in High Point and i Durham. The group will have their • Carolina headquarters at Greensboro but will spend two nights in Eden ton. They will tour and inspect the , local concern on November 2. R. P. Baer, 11, president of the Hal • sey Company, has planned a southern barbecue chicken dinner for the visit . i ing group on the night of November . 2. He expressed delight over the se -1 lection of his company as a part of ■the group’s inspection of lumber con ■ cerns in the United States. | Purpose of the visit is to have the . opportunity to observe the methods in the United States which allow small t and medium size enterprises to prac tice effective drying and to produce quality results, methods which should 1 permit the promotion of similar ac tivities in the participating countries. , Os particular interest is the grouping , of raw materials from sawmills in t common drying yards. The study the group will make at the Halsey Hardwood Company here l will center around the concentration f yard for soft and hardwood, the saw , mill and kiln drying. Following the i inspection and study, a mutual dis | mission Period will he held at the plant there. The visitors will come to Eden ) ton from Durham and will leave No- I vember 3 for Washington, D. C. i ; district Democrats Complete Plans For Big Rally Oct. 21st | Herbert Bonner Urges | Large Crowd to At tend From Chowan According to information received this week from Congressman Herbert Bonner, plans and arrangements have ■ been completed for the First Congres sional District Democratic Rally to he i held at Elizabeth City on Thursday, October 21, at 5:00 P. M., at the S. L. | Sheep school auditorium. Elton Aydlett, Rill Dawson, Herbert I Small, Lorimer Midgett, Jerome Flora, Sheriff W. L. Thompson and other Democrats of Pasquotank County are working enthusiastically to make this the largest and most interesting of the rallies being held in North Carolina. “T am personally proud of the en thusiastic meetings we have had in the past,” wrote Mr. Bonner, “and I look forward to this rally surpassing them all. We will have a few short speech es by candidates for the United States i Senate and House of Representatives. I After the speeches and other such hus ! ' ness as the State Chairman, John 1 I Larkin, may desire to take up, there i will be a fish fry at Scott and Hal- < stead’s potato shed on the Weeksville i' Road. j “It is impossible to write every ji good Democrat in the District, so I I am writing you to urge other Demo-1 ] crats to come and bring a carload of 11 friends. lam sure you will enjoy the 1 occasion. I am looking forward to! 1 seeing you and my many other Dem- j ocratic friends in Elizabeth City on' 1 October 21.” Maj. Mildred Smith On Radio Today r I c Major Mildred E. Smith, Chief of 1 Nursing Services, 4453 D USAF Hos- > pital, Shaw AFB, S. C., will appear on t WNSC radio station in Columbia, S. 1 C., at 09:30 A. M., Thursday, Octo ber 14, in support of National Nurses Week recognized throughout the na tion October 11 through October 16. t Accompanying Major Smith, who I hails from Edenton, will be Capt. Sara c E. Garvin of Spartanburg, S. C., and i Lt. Bettie Edmunds -of Baltimore, Md. e Edenton BPW Club Joins In Celebrating National BPW Week Local Club Now In Sixth Year With 37 Mem bers Enrolled BY EVELYN G. LEARY Since winning their political rights , a decade ago, women have brought a new, dynamic element into every area of American life. As groups, or in dividuals, they are no longer content ; to be “seen and not heard.” They are becoming more and more vocal. They are rapidly moving into important government offices. This is as it should he. For the women of today have already proved they are most ca pable, efficient and willing workers. With this in mind the Edenton Busi ness and Professional Women’s Club is happy to join with the thousands of other members in celebrating this week as National Business Women’s , Week. , The local club is now in its sixth year with a membership of 36 and ; an honorary member, Mrs. Inglis I Fletcher, representing more 'than a do-. . zen businesses and professions. The , membership includes bookkeepers, , managers, postmistress, assistant reg , ister of deeds, salesladies, co-owner, housewives, teachers, insurance agent, i reporter, owner, assistant clerk of ’ court, interviewer, cashier, assistant manager and nurse. Since organizing in 1948 the club . has taken an active part in all civic ■ interests. Through its projects it has . tried to render a service to the com-j munity as well as develop among its , members a common interest for the betterment of the town. The club supports several projects, including a Christmas parade and par ■ ty for children of Chowan County; | contributes toward the support of a . war orphan and presents $25 to the . most deserving student at Edenton Junior-Senior High School, i The major project at the present; time is lining carried jointly with two : other local organizations. This is the > restorataion and maintenance of the L historic Penelope Barker House, To - raise funds for the considerable re • pairing needed, the BPW Club helped - to stage pancake breakfasts imd -swpi : pprs among other entertainments, Sov • oral other proposed projects are in the • fire and arc scheduled to bp put in effect shortly, so that work on the Barker building can bn .completed. In addition, members of the club like, to have their own fun and stage] such annual events as a Christmas' party, bosses’ night party, and pres-] nntation of the ‘-woman of the year.”) Guests are usually invited to these! affairs at which time a dinner is I served. Officials Os Fair Are Grateful For Fine Cooperation Checks Have Been Mail ed To All Who Won Prize Money E. J. Hobbs, Jr., Commander of j American Legion. Post No. 40, and W. J. Yates, president of the Chowan County Fair Association, wish to thank all the exhibitors, advertisers, loyal' workers and everyone who help- ( ed to make the 1954 fair a success. “Evidence of the popularity of the j Pair is shown hy the number of en- ( tries as compared to other years,” said j Yates. “The Fair was held the earli- ost ever and there were more entries than before,” he said. Checks have been mailed to all ex- i hibitors, but in event any have been I inadvertently overlooked, they are re quested to contact Mr. Hobbs, Mr. Yates or Robert S. Marsh. I Mr. Yates, president of the Fair, .urges any who had exhibits to check the premium list before asking about | prize money, as several third place I ribbons were awarded when prize money is only actually paid for the best two exhibits. Important Meeting Os Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday night, October 19, at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Cecil Hol lowell, Jr. All members of the Au xiliary are especially urged to attend this meeting and bring gifts for the hospital gift shop. EASTERN STAR MEETING Edenton Chapter, No. 302, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet in the Masonic Temple Monday night at 8 o’clock. Mrs. R. E. Leary, worthy matron, urges all members to be pres ent. Farmers Will Vote On Nickels For Know How Program Friday Plans Are Started For Halloween Party Monday November 1 Youngsters Will Gather On Court House Green At 6 P. M. Announcement was made early this week that the annual Halloween Par ty, sponsorel by the Edenton Woman’s Club, will be held for the children of the community Monday night, Novem ber 1. The children are requested to be dressed in costumes and meet on the Court House Green at 6 o’clock, from .where a parade, headed by the Eden ton Band will begin to move at 6:30 o’clock. The youngsters will march up Broad Street to the playgrounds. At the playgrounds they will receive 'tickets which will entitle them to free ipop corn, peanuts, hot dogs, candy, chewing gum, apples, witch’s brew, a movie and try their luck at the fish pond. This year a change has been made in the floats for the parade in that I motor driven vehicles will be includ ed. Prizes will be awarded the best motor driven floats and the best non- j motor driven entry. A prize will also be awarded for the best costume for a girl and boy, as well as for the most comical girl, and boy. One prize will also be award ed for the most original costume. The playgrounds will again take on ] the air of a carnival, with H. A. Cam j pen, as always, in charge of the ar | rangements. , Mrs. Thomas Byrum is chairman of , the Halloween Party celebration and , has as her co-chairmen Mrs. Jesse Harrell and Mrs. Hubert Williford. I As in former years, the party is ex . pocted to attract youngsters by the hundreds, together with many pnr , ents. 2 More Registration ! Davs For Election £> ! ! i Registrars on Duty Oc tober 16 and 23 From 9 A. M. to Sunset Registration for the November 2] General Election will continue at the State’s more than 2,209 polling places on Saturdays, October 16 and 23. Registrars will he at the precinct polling places on these days from 9 A. M., until sunset. October 30 will be challenge day. Persons must be a resident of their, precinct for four months and a resi dent of North Carolina for one year) prior to November 2 to he eligible to register. Young men and women who will be come 21 years of age before Novem ber 2 may register and vote. Qualified voters who will be absent j from the county in which they are! registered on election day, or who byi reason of sickness or other physical! disability are unable to go to the | polling place, may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots for Chowan County voters may be obtained from L. S. Ryrum, County Election Board Chairman. Civic Calendai Nickels for Know-How election will be held in Chowan County Friday, October 15. First Congressional District Democratic Rally in Elizabeth City Thursday, October 21. Saturday, October 16 and 23, last two days to properly regis ter in order to vote in the general election Tuesday, November 2. Hunting season for squirrel, deer and bear opens Friday, Oc tober 15 and continues until Janu ary 1. Edenton Chapter, No. 302, Or der of the Eastern Star, will meet Monday night at 8 o’clock in the Masonic Temple. American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday night, October 19, at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Cecil Hollowell, Jr. Annual Halloween Party spon sored by the Edenton Woman’s Club, will be held Monday night, November 1, starting at 6 o’clock on the Court House Green. (Continued on Page Twelve) $2.00 Per Year. f $140,000 Is Realized For Research In Three Years of Program votingTlaces County Agent Overman Urges All Eligible To Vote Friday of this week, October 15, is the day farm people will vote on con i tinuance of the Nickels For Know- How program. A large vote is neces , sary to obtain a good expression. Toting places in Chowan County are . as follows: Gliden Briggs’ Store, Lonesome . Pine Service Station and Hinton Mor , ris’ Service Station. , Ryland—H. R. Peele’s Store. Rocky Hock—Henry Bunch’s Store i and Earl Smith’s Store, i Center Hill —B. P. Monds’ Store. Cross Roads —Melvin Evans’ Store. Advance—Grover Cale’s Store and Quinton Bass’ Store. Enterprise—J. E. Ashley’s Store. Edenton—Agricultural Office. Yeopim—Lester Jones’ Service Sta . tion. The Nickels For Know-How pro . gram during three years has brought ; in approximately $140,000 per year. . j This money has been used to further 'agricultural research and education. . ! Based on information published by the program leaders, the returns to farm people on this investment have been very good. Much of the research work is still in progress and will continue. , Through continued participation of farm people, the work now in prog ress will continue.and new fields will be explored. Farm people are urged j. to read all the information they ran I get about the Nickels For Know-How program so that they can keep in formed as the results of their contri butions. “The freedom to vot" is an A meri ' -ran privilege that would he cherish " ed dearly hy. people in many countries of the world.” says County Agent C. \V. Overman. “We have the privilege, so let’s exercise it by voting in the Nickels For Know How referendum on Friday, October 15.” St Paul's Bazaar Is Scheduled Nov. 16 Annual Affair Will Be Held In Parish House 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. The annual bazaar sponsored by the Auxiliary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be held Tuesday, Novem ber 16, at the Parish House from 10 A. M. until 5 P. M. m As is customary, a variety of at tractive hand-made articles suitable I for gifts or own use will be on sale, as well as home-made pickle, pre serves, cakes, pastries and candies. ! j Such features as the grab bag table, white elephant table and par cel post will again he conducted for a hit of diversion. | A men’s table is again being plan ned, where there will he many useful jand attractive articles on display. There will also be a sale of plants and many kinds of small plants such as English daisies, pansies, candy tuft, etc., as well ns a variety of shrubs and small trees may be ob- tained. Anyone desiring a large or der or a special type of flower or shrub may get these by placing an or der in advance with Mrs. Gilliam Wood, phone 259-W, or Mrs. J. H. Conger, Jr., phone 270-W. Luncheon will be served from 1? until 2 o’clock and dinner will be serv ed beginning at 6:30 P. M., after which an auction will be conducted. The bazaar is not held exclusively for St. Paul’s parishioners, but for the community and a cordial invitation is extended to everyone to participate. T oral Hospital Auxiliary Invites Hertford Women As Guests At Meeting The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary wishes to extend an invitation to the women of Hertford to be their guests at the regular meeting cm Friday, Oc tober 15, at 3 o’clock in the nurses’ home. Program Chairman Mrs. J. L. PettuS announces that a choral group from the Glee Club of the Junior-Senior High School will sing under the direc tion of Mrs. Mary Leggett Browning. Tea will be served.