Scouting In Action
Fair In Hertford On
Saturday, Oct. 16th
Boys of District To Dis
play Knowledge of
Saturday, October 16, on the Court
House lawn in Hertford, Boy Scouts
from the seven counties of the Albe
marle District will gather to show
parents and friends their knowledge
of Scouting skills. The public is cor
dially invited to attend this Scouting
in Action Fair from the hours of 11
A. M., until 4:30 P. M. Scout units
from all over the Albemarle will be
present to put on a free show for the
T. F. Lowry, chairman of the Fair
committee, said he expects to have
15 tents full of Scouting activities go
ing on at the same time. The Cub
Scouts will make handicraft items,
work at their hobbies, and show their
collections. There will also be a den
meeting. Boy Scouts will put on dem
onstrations of finger printing, carpen
try, woodcarving, signaling, home re
pairs, civil defense, Indian lore, hand
icraft, camping, conservation, cooking,
first aid, public health, leather work,
metal work, forestry, pioneering, and
There will be no admisison fee and
nothing will be sold or collected.
Edenton Troop, No. 156, under
Scoutmaster Jack Habit, will present
an Indian lore demonstration. Wood
row Slade with his Troop No. 154 at
Tyner will stage a home repairs dem
onstration and Rocky Hock Troop, No.
169, under Scoutmaster O. C. Long,
will present a forestry demonstration.
Chowan Red Men Tribe
Plans Attendance Drive
At Monday night’s meeting of the
Chowan Tribe of Red Men it was de
cided to stage an attendance and mem
bership drive. The membership was
divided with John R. Lewis and Gus
Bunch captains of one side and C. D.
Sawyer and Butler Williams captains
of the other.
The contest is to run through Mon
day night. November 29 with one
point credited for being present at a
meeting, five points for a reinstate
ment and 10 points for a new member.
At the conclusion of the contest the
losing side will entertain the winners,
v win oyster roast scheduled short
SOME GOOD CORN YIELDS
In spite of the extremely dry weath
er in Chowan County good corn yields
are being made on a few farms this
year. These areas had some more
scattered showers. Good fertilizer
practices were also a contribution to
the good yields.
Gilliam Wood of the Edenton com
munity used three of the new later
maturing Pioneer hybrids.
Some of the farmers in the Eden
ton and Yeopim areas report a very
good corn yield. Farmers in the Bear
Swamp area near Center Hill report
a very good com yield, also.
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I Cotton Field Day Held j
I At Experiment Station
i The annual cotton field day was
I held at the Coastal Plains Experiment
Station in Rocky Mount on Wednes-j
day. Superintendent Warren Bailey 1
was in charge of the program. Talks
by agricultural leaders, tours of the
" Experiment Station and mechanical
harvester's were interesting and in
Extension Director D. S, Weaver
, pointed out to the group that cotton
has a good future as one of our main
3 cash crops. The value of cotton as
" one of our cash enterprises depends
upon economical production, use of
the best variety and giving to the user
~ the best quality product,
j Dr. E. T. York pointed out many
,: practices that cotton growers can do
" a better job of using to increase their
returns from cotton. Dr. W. H. Tharp
of the cotton section of USDA ex
plained the work being done on cot
-1 ton defoliation. He explained how
important defoliation is in enabling,
" cotton to open properly.
’ Dr. H. B. James of the State Col- 1
’ lege Agriculture Department pointed
1 ; out the value of cotton mechaniza- j
jtion and how its use will increase net
i returns per acre.
j A tour of the cotton plots covered
"l insect control, diseases and boll rot,
'! plots for better varieties, rotation and
’ffertilizers, weed Control and cultiva
j tion, and defoliation.
r Dies In Winston - Salem
Mrs. Goldie Perry Martin, wife of
(. the late W. M. Martin, died in City
Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem
'Tuesday of this week after an illness
of one month. She was a daughter of
’ the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Perry of
| Chowan County, and with her husband
» lived in Elizabeth City for a number
”of years before going to Winston
i Salem to make their home.
5' Surviving are three brothers, Bran- j
• ning Perry, Percy Perry and Gibson |
- iPerry of Edenton; two nieces, Mrs.
»,Watts Poe of Chapel Hill and Mrs.
? | Bruce Jones, Jr., of Syracuse, N. Y.;l
• 'one great nephew and two great
51 nieces, |
j Funeral services were held Wednes-j
• day afternoon at 4 o’clock in Winston-,
; 1 Salem.
; Mrs. J. C. Manning’s
; Mother Passes Away|
'I Mrs. Ida Strickland Averitt, 85,
; mother of Mrs. J. C. Manning, died
Thursday afternoon at her home in
. Fayetteville, where she was a lifelong
. resident and a member of a prominent,
, Cumberland County family. She was.
, the widow of Marshall J. Averitt.
Surviving is a son, Walter G. Av
, eritt of Fayetteville; three daughters,
Mrs. J. R. Maxwell of Steelman, Mrs.
. J. C. Manning of Edenton and Mrs. G.
~ A. Martindale of Fayetteville, and 14
grandchildren and 11 great grand
j Funeral services were held in Fay-'
r etteville Saturday morning and burial
t was in the Fisher family cemetery at
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, N. C„ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1954.
j Parsonage Finished
Open House Will Be Ob
served Sunday After
noon, October 17
Members of Ballard’s Bridge Baptist
Church are happy, to announce the
i completion of their new parsonage,
and to invite the public to attend open
house this Sunday afternoon, October
17, from 3 to 5 o’clock. The church
is located 13 miles from Edenton on
Route 32 and the new pastor’s home is
across the highway in front of the
The house is a four-bedroom brick
veneer construction with such features
as baseboard radiation heat, a conven
ient heat, a convenient utility room, a
pine-paneled den, and an attached ga
The church is very proud of their |
1 new building and the pastor, the Rev. |
Ralph W. Knight, expresses appreeia- \
tion publicly for the fine cooperation j
'of all the members in its construction.
The land was donated by Mr. and Mrs.
H. R. Peele, and the building commit- '
tee consisted of R. F. Jordan, chair- j
man, W. J. Bunch, .Jessie Harrell, E. j
M. Howell and Gordon Boyce.
The contractors were Edenton Con
struction Company and Pearce’s Elec- ,
trie Company of Sunbury.
USO Directors Consider |
Improving Local Club
George W. Morris, regional director ,
of USO building services of New 1
York City and Mrs. Sarah Marriner, i
of New Bern, director of the local |
USO Club, this week examined the
USO room at Hotel Joseph Hewes
with the idea of refurnishing it. Both'
were very favorably impressed with
i the work already done in the room j
'and are anxious to make it more at-
I tractive. |
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Young Marine Dies As
Result Os Being Shot
I l’fc. Robert C. Keegan, 19-year-old |
Marine stationed at the Edenton Ma-j
rine Auxiliary Landing Field, died:
Tuesday morning as the result of a,
gunshot wound. An investigation is
■ being conducted by military personnel.!
| Keegan had a few brushes with the 1
I law in Edenton and was wanted by the
Edenton police for questioning re-j
, garding a stolen car which was wreck
ed. His home was in Cranston, Rhode
i TB ASSOCIATION TO MEET j
A meeting of the Pasquotank-Per
. quimans-Camden-Chowan TB Associa-!
. tion will be held Friday afternoon at j
. 4 o’clock in the Agriculture Building.
in Elizabeth City. Mrs. David Fear
ing will meet with the group and talk
over some of the activities confronting'
the program. Among those from
Chowan County expected to attend'
are Mrs. J. A. Moore and Mrs. Onnie
|S. Charlton. j
Weds Joseph Griffin
Catholic Ceremony Per
formed Sunday, Sep
Miss Barbara Ann Chiasson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs, Sidney Joseph
Chiasson, Jr., and Joseph Carroll
Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Griffin, wore united in marriage on
Sunday, September 12, at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church with Father Bendix
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a ballerina length
gown of white lace and nylon tulle.
It featured a lace bodice with high
stand-up collar and full tulle skirt.
The lace over the skirt was draped in
the front and caught with white rose
buds. A crown of seed pearls held
her veil of illusion and she carried a
' lovely arrangement of carnations with
la white orchid.
j The bride’s sister, Miss Delta Chi
lasson, was the maid of honor and
only attendant. She wore a ballerina
'length gown of pink nylon net with
\ matching lace bodice and bolero. Her
j small head piece was pink lace and
ishe carried a lovely bouquet of pink
Serving the bridegroom as best man
| was Billy Shaw.
A reception Was held at the Star
j Route Gafe following the ceremony.
The bride’s table, laid with a lace
cloth, was centered with a three-tiered
wedding cake topped with miniature
'bride and bridegroom. Later in the
afternoon the couple left for Miami,
I Florida, where they will reside.
' For traveling the bride chose a navy
iblue suit with light blue hat and navy
i The bride attended Thihredaux High
School and the bridegroom attended
Atlantic Christian College in Wilson.
USO Club Holds Donee
And Wiener Roast
An informal dance was held at the
i USO Club Monday night at 7:30
•o’clock, which was followed by a wie-i
jner roast at the Sound shore at the|
I base. The junior hostesses and chap
j erones and others attending Were
driven to the base by Chaplain Volt
' man. The affair was especially ar
ranged by Mrs. R. P. Badham, local
| USO director and Chaplain Veltman.
LIONS MEET MONDAY
j Edenton Lions Club will meet Mon
day night at 7 o’clock, when Presi
dent Earl Harrell urges every member
ito be present.
Notice To Voters
The Chowan County Board of Elections has appointed the fol
lowing as Registrars and Judges of Election for the General Elec
i tion of 1954:
EAST EDENTON PRECINCT—(Court House)
Miss Sarah Jones. _ _ _ _ ... Registrar
Mr. Walter Wilkins Judge
Mr. Floyd Cayton _ Judge
WEST EDENTON PREClNCT—(Municipal Bldg.)
Mrs. George C. Hoskins Registrar
5 Ir. George S. Twiddy _ _ _ _ _ Judge
? Ir. M. A. Hughes. _ .Judge
ROCKY HOCK—(Henry Bunch’s Store)
Mr. W. H. Pearce ... Registrar
Mr. W. H. Saunders Judge
Mr. Henry Bunch_ _ .Judge
CENTER HlLL—(Elliott Belch’s Office)
. Mr. Ralph Goodwin _* Registrar
Mr. R. H. Hollowed. Judge
Mr. E. D. Byrum Judge
WARDVILLE PRECINCT —(Herbert Peele’s Store)
Mr. T. A. Berryman ... Registrar
Mr. Herbert Peele _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .Judge
Mr. Melvin Copeland Judge
YEOPIM PRECINCT—(Harry Perry’s Store)
Mr. T. J. Hoskins, Sr., _ __, __.Registrar
Mr. T. J. Hoskins, Jr Judsre
Mr. J. A. Webb, Jr Judge
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Registrars will sit at Precinct polling places:
Oct. 9th, 16th and 23rd—9:00 A. M., until sunset to register voters.
Registrars will sit at Precinct polling places:
Oct. 30th —9:00 A. M., until 3:00 P. M., for challenge of any elector.
GENERAL ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 2,1954
Polls Open at 6:30 A. M., and Close at 6:30 P. M.
Ch owan County Board of Elections
L. S. BYRUM, Chairman
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Elizabeth City has the pleasure to announce
the appointment of our new local representa
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service, call —
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