Volume XXI. —Number 42. Edenton Band Will Play For Orphanage Game In Raleigh Local Group Will Also Participate In Parade This Afternoon Edenton High School’s Band has been honored by being among quite a few high school bands of the State to play at the seventh annual Orphanage Bowl football game in Raleigh to day (Thursday). The game will be played in Riddick Stadium at N. C. State College, with the gridiron teams of Oxford Orphan age supported by Masons in North Carolina, and the Methodist Orphan age scheduled to clash at 8 o’clock. The game is sponsored by Sudan Tem ple with the proceeds divided between the two orphanages. Director Ernest Gentile and mem bers of the band will leave Edenton at 11:30 o’clock Thursday morning and will be treated to a steak dinner in the State College cafeteria. They will participate in a parade at 3:30 o’clock | and after dinner at 6 o’clock will play. for the game in the stadium. Chowan County Vote j Overwhelmingly For Know-How Program Only Six Out of 162 Vote Against Continuing Program ' Chowan County joined the remaind- 1 er of North Carolina Friday in voting overwhelmingly in favor of continua-1 tion of the Nickels for Know-How program. I The vote in the referendum was j considerably reduced due to Hurri-j cane Hazel, so that a total of only 162! votes were cast in the (ounty. Os this number 156 votes were in favor of continuing the program and six votes | against. Some communities showed very little interest in the referendum in] spite of the extensive publicity pro-j gram that had been staged. “This is difficult to understand,”| says County Agent C. \V. Overman. I “when so many people fail to exercise the privilege to vote. t “With the vast majority of votes cast in Chowan County in favor of the program, no doubt indicates that a very large percentage of those who did not cast their vote, probably much of which was due to the storm, are also in favor of the program.” Aces Meet Ancient Rivals Friday Night Team Will Journey to Hertford to Play Per quimans Indians Edenton’s Ares and Tarboro battled to a 27-27 tie in Tarboro Monday niprbt in a samp which was forced to be postponed from Friday night due to Hurricane Hazel. The Aces started moving early in the game when, after taking, the kick off, marched 81 yards in three plays. Sonny Wright got loose for 20 yards' on the first play. Milan Stilley, after the second play was nullified, made a spectacular 61 yard jaunt to score and ( Ray Rogerson’s kick was good for the extra point. Tarboro next went 84 yards on the kickoff and scored from the 15 yard line, with the try for the extra point, thwarted. Late in the first quarter the Aces drove 62 yards for a score with a pass from Holland to Rogerson add ing 26 of the vards. Try for the ex tra point failed putting the Aces ahead 13-6. Tarboro tied the score 13-13 near the end of the half in a 54-yard march and scoring the extra point. Tarboro went ahead in the third quarter after partially blocking a punt. Tn three plays a touchdown and extra point was scored,-but the Aces then marched 67 yards with Holland driv ing 10 yards and Rogerson convert ing to again knot the score at 20-20. The Aces went ahead near the end of the final quarter when Holland scooted 68 yards to score, aided by splendid blocking by Jimmy Harrison. The extra point was good, putting the Aces out in front 27-20. How ever, Tarboro executed a neat triple lateral play which took the Aces by surprise and in less than two minutes remaining Lilly scored a touchdown and made the extra point which tied i' the score 27-27. Ii THE CHOWAN HERALD 1 CALLiNG CARDS OF HURRICANE H/.-ZEL In me top pnoiograph at lett is seen water surrounding J. N. Pruden’s home, Penelope Barker house and the Willis Warehouse. It will be noticed that portions of three chimneys of the Barker house have been blown away. At top right is seen the roofing leaving the W. D. Holmes building. Bottom left is seen water as it is rising on Broad Street toward the Police Station. Bottom right is seen fish houses at the foot of Granville, where the one owned by Richard Elliott was leveled to the ground.—(Photos by Chief of Police George I. Dail). District Democrats I Will Meet In E. City | Thursday Afternoon | I Affair Scheduled fa 0~. j gin In School Build- j ing at 5 P. M. j | Democrats from the First Con- I gressional District will stage one of'a |series of Democratic rallies in Eliza-! jbeth City today (Thursday). | The rally is scheduled to begin at 5 ! ’ o’clock this afternoon in the S, L. Sheep School auditorium, when a few short speeches will he made by can didates for the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Following the program a fish fry will he held at the Scott and Halstead potato shed on the Weeksville road. Congressman Herbert Bonner ad-. varices the opinion that tins will bej orie of the best Democratic rallies j ever held in the district and while in Edenton Tuesday expressed the hope that many from Chowan County will be on hand. [ Lloyd Griffin, chairman of the Oho-! wan County Democratic Executive Committee, also predicts a very en joyable rally and urges manv Detno |erats in Chowan County to attend. • ; _ RPW To Triangle Tonight I Mrs. Adelaide Chesson. president of ' the Eden ton Business and Professional, Women’s Club, announces that the i regular monthly meeting of the or ganization will be held in the banquet room at the Triangle Restaurant to-, ,night (.Thumdav) at 8 o’clock, in- ! I stead of *ho Barker Community House, I due to the building being considerably damaged during the hurricane last Friday. I Miss Gold'o Layton and Mi«s Min- j nie Hollowell. chairmen of Public Af i fairs and International Relations, re-1 sportively, and their committees have I arranged a most interesting program. I Members of the club are urged to note' the change of the meeting place and to have a 100 per cent attendance. Chowan High PTA Halloween Party At School October 29th The Chowan High School Parent- Teacher Association has voted to spon sor the annual Halloween party at Chowan High School Friday night, October 29, at 7:30 o’clock. Features at the party will include! bingo, the cake walk, costume parade, 1 crowning of beauty kings and queens, fortune telling, the fish pond, as well as other, forms of entertainment. The public is cordially invited to at tend and enjoy an evening of merri ment. AUXILIARY TO MEET The Ladies’ Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the VFW | home. Mrs. EUie Mae Parrish, presi dent, urges all members to attend. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, October 21,1954. Hurricane Does Much Damage In Edenton And Chowan County | | Firemen’s Auxiliary ] ! Power set Saves ! Li f e At Mortal | Pressed Into Service For Oxygen Tent During Hurricane Friday Thanks to the auxiliary power plant of the Edenton Fire Department, a’ life was most probably saved Friday afternoon at Chowan Hospital, j Mrs. John Martin Harrell, Jr., was | a patient at the hospital and at about the time she was scheduled to go un der an oxygen tent the electric cur rent was cut off in Edenton due to Hurricane Hazel. ! The Fire Department was called and! in no time at all the auxiliary power' plant was transported to the hospital, put into operation and Mrs, Harrell under treatment, which nurses at the hospital credit with saving Mrs. Har rell’s life. Mrs. Harrell is now mak ing satisfactory progress at the hos pital. Civic Calendai I First Congressional District Democratic Rally in Elizabeth City today (Thursday). Saturday, October 23, last day (o register in order to vote in the general election Tuesday, No vember 2. 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. General election Tuesday, No vember 2, when polls will he open from 6:30 A. M„ to 6:30 P. M. Annual bazaar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be held in the Parish House Tuesday, No vember 16, from 10 A. M., to 5 P. M. Varsity Club Halloween dance in the Edenton armory Saturday night, October 30. Edenton Rotary Club meets to day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the Parish House. VFW Post meets in VFW home Tuesday night of next week. Chowan Tribe, No. 12, 1.0.R.M„ i meets Monday night at 7:30 o’clock. Fund raising drive for the Edenton swimming pool still in progress. VFW Post home open every Friday and Saturday night for member* and guests. Edenton Lions Club meets next Monday night at 7 o’clock. (Continued on Page Eight) Considerable Property Damage Done But No In juries or Fatalities; Town Strewn From One End to Other With AI! Kinds of Debris | Though not struck hv the full force lof Hurricane Hazel Friday afternoon. I Edenton and Chowan suffered severe property damage and the entire sec tion was left scattered with leaves, limbs, fallen tree's, roofs of buildings, fallen electric wire poles, twisted tele vision antennas, and all kinds of deb ris along the water front. While warned of the gradual ap proach of the hurricane, precautionary measures were taken but the fury of the wind drove almost everybody un der shelter while the storm was at its height. Strong winds started shortly after noon, which grew stronger and lasted until around 3 o’clock. The tide in Albemarle Sound and Chowan River quieklv rose under the pounding wind, so that both resembled a restless ocean. Water rose above tthe county dock and extended to t!m .i,e police station arid J. N.J Pruderi’s home, the Penelope .Barker j H-use end Willis Warehouse were •surrounded by water. A' 1 ’long the waterfront the waves! carried in debris of all kinds and left i many boats high and dry after the tide rapidly receded following the'j height of the hurricane, i Mayor Leroy Haskett was called out l of bed at 3 o’clock Friday morning from Wilmington and advised of the force of the storm. Mr. Haskett call ed upon the Edenton National Guard unit to he on the alert, so that when the hurricane struck members of the outfit kept moving throughout the city and rendered a great deal of assist ance in moving various things blown about by the wind, as well as cutting some trees to keep streets from being blocked. They also helped to place a temporary roof on the W. D. Holmes Wholesale Grocery, which was ripped off by the wind and part of it lodged in a tree in the Cupola House yard. Mr. Haskett is high in praise of the service rendered by the National, Guardsmen. As the result of the high tide Wa ter Street was impassable for a time during the storm and Pembroke Cir- 1 cle took on the appearance of a lake. Water covered much of Water Street and with it came logs, boats and all, kinds of debris. The Penelope Barker house was an especial target for the hurricane. The 1 tin roof was ripped off and portions! |of three of the four huge brick ohim-l • neys were blown down. The two chim-j neys on the southern side of the house are further damaged in that a portion of each is twisted from the main part of the chimney, one toppled over and resting against the roof. The hurri cane also blew a tree down on West Church Street falling on the ill fated St. Paul’s Churchyard fence, break- 1 ing one section of the fence, which twice previously had been seriously] damaged by hoodlums. • • Many roofs were torn from build*. . ings, some of which were the \V. I), Holmes Wholesale Grocery, Chowan Motor Company, Penelope Barker . house, B. G. Willis Warehouse. Eden-j ton Peanut Company. Edeuton Feed & \ Livestock Company, Snedic Food Pro- ] | ducts, Inc., Albemarle Motor Co., and I many others. Houses without number i were left with from a few shingles j missing to practically the entire roof bare. Gilliam Wood’s boat harbor was I also badly damaged, as was Emmett Wiggins’ plane, boats and equipment | near Pembroke Circle. Fishermen were probably the hopv ' iost losers as the result of tho hurri jcanc. At the foot of Water and Gran ville Streets Richard Elliott’s fish |. house was leveled to tho ground, j i Along Chowan River serious damage waS (lone to commercial fishermen, j lAt Harris Landing Murray Tynch’s (Continued,on Page Eight) i Chowan High Seniorsl Present Annual Plav; i J “Mystery at Midnight” ' Begins Tn Auditorium i Tonight at 8 O’clock i The Chowan High School senior f class will present its annual play this Thursday night, October 21, at 8 i o’clock in the school auditorium. x' “Mystery at Midnight.” a three-nct r mystery by Mahle Conklin Allyn, will t j he presented with the special permis ; sion of the Dramatic Publishing Com 1, panv. l! “Mystery at Midnight” takes place .'in the living room of the Mystery >, Mansion, last winter from midnight |, to 4:00 A. M. | The east of characters are Energine . Washington, (Sara Margaret Asbell), . housekeeper of the Mystery Mansion; i Barbara Cory, (Mary Sue Elliott), a . * sweet young girl; Rasmus Washing 'ton, (George Jordan), a sleepy dark iie; Rathhurne Wentworth, (Fred Lay jton), owner of the Mystery Mansion; Mrs. Wentworth, (Evangeline Cope !land). aunt of Rathhurne; Letty Flan- Iders, (Peggy Perry), a cute little flirt; I Dick Lawrence, (Delton Bunch), a handsome young lawyer; Oscar Jan sen, (Norman Lee Bass), a strong man; Mrs. Alma Cory, (Jean Evans),) who gets her way; Mr. Cloyd Parker, ( (Jackie Morris), a fiance. The Chowan Ramblers will give a! performance before the play. [ The play is being directed by Miss, i Minnie Warren, senior sponsor. The public is cordially invited to ] attend. A small admission will be 'charged. $2.00 Per Year. Safety Magic Show In Edenton Schools Monday, October 25 Students of High School And Adults Cordially Invited “Safety Magic.” a show which high lights traffic and safety and good safety habits will be presented in Edenton Monday, October 25. The 1 show will be staged by Sgt. Carl Pike in the Negro High School at 10 A. M., ' and in the Edenton Elementary School auditorium at 2 IV M. The show in both instances is for high school ■•shir j dents and adults are also especially invited to witness it. The old saying, “There’s a trick to 'everything,” is true in the case of Sgt. | Pike’s “Safety Magic” show'. In his case he uses his ability as a clever j magician and experience as a police | safety officer to impress students with the rules of safety and good judgment. Presently on leave from the Kent ! County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sgt. Pike appeared on the stage before entering police w'ork. As safety officer of the Jack son, Michigan Police Department he worked with school safety patrols and developed safety programs that aided in materially reducing the traffic acci dent rate. “Safety Magic” has appeared under ATA sponsorship in 30 states before over 300,000 school children. His pro gram consists of a brief, fact-packed talk followed by a truly mystifying magic show in which each feat il lustrates a point of good safety be havior. It’s a performance which is an enjoyable, education, a trick in it self. Primarily intended for high school students, Sgt. Pike has a special pro gram designed for adults. Each is different but both have the same pur ! pose . , . safety first to reduce traf j sic accidents. The minimum program is 45 min jutes, and it can be lengthened to one (Continued on Page Seven) Teachers And Rotary Annas Will Be Guests Os Rotarians Oct. 28 ! Ladies’ Night Observed In Masonic Temple Dining Room Edenton Rotarians at last week’s meeting decided to entertain all the , white teachers in Chowan County, as well as Rotary Annes at a ladies’ night banquet to be held Thursday night, October 28. The affair will be held in the new Masonic Temple, be-- | ginning at 7 o’clock, j An enjoyable program is being ! planned, with the committee on ar -1 rangemeiits including John A. Kramer, IVV. T. Harry and W. B. Rosevear. ) The Rotarians in previous years us lually entertained only the teachers I due to lack of space in the Parish I House. However, with the spacious i dining room at the Masonic Temple | now available, it was decided to en- I tertain Rotary Annes along with the I teachers. j Hospital Auxiliary j Will Meet Friday Meeting Forced to Be Abandoned Last Week Due to Hurricane Due to last week’s hurricane the regular meeting of the Chowan Hos pital Auxiliary was forced to be aban doned. Due to the postponement, the meeting will be held Friday after noon, October 22, at 3 o’clock in the nurses’ home. The Auxiliary has extended an in vitation to the women of Hertford to be special guests at the meeting. Program Chairman Mrs. J. L. Pet tus announces that a choral group from the Glee Club of the Junior-Sen ior High School will sing under the direction of Mrs. Mary Leggett Brown ing. Tea will be served. Mrs. J. A. Moore ’54-55 Seal Sale Chairman | The Pasquotank - Perquimans - Cam- I den - Chowan Tuberculosis Association has announced the Seal Sale chairmen | in the district for 1954-55. 1 The various chairmen are: i Pasquotank Mrs. Charlotte G. Fearing. Perquimans W. Jarvis Ward. Camden Mrs. Vincent Leary. > Chowan Mrs. J. A. Moore.