Volume XXL —Number 46.
jal Day Celebrated
rtt Edenton’s Two
USO Clubs Tonight
Townspeople Are Urged]
To Attend and Meet
Parties Will Be Held at
Armory and Brown-
Plans are about complete for the ob
servance of Pal Day at the two Eden
ton USO Clubs tonight (Thursday)
when it is hoped many citizens will
go to the Edenton armory and the
Brown-Carver Library to meet Ma
rines stationed at the Edenton Marine
Corps Auxiliary Landing Field.
Pal Day is sponsored by the Town
of Edenton following a request of Fa
ther Francis Smith, chairman of the
Edenton USO Committee, Mrs. R. P. l
Badham, aid to the USO director, and
Chaplain K. Veltman as a means of
further cementing relations and
friendship between the town as a
whole and the Marines stationed at
the Edenton base.
While not elaborate, a program will
be presented at both the armory for
white Marines and at the Brown-Car
ver Library for colored Marines. Re
freshments will be served and as a cli
max to the Pal Day observance a
dance will be held for each USO club.
The primary purpose of the Pal Day
celebration is to have many Edenton
citizens meet the Marines, become ac
quainted with them and make them
feel more at home.
It will be recalled that not so long
after the Edenton base was first open
ed that a huge oyster roast was held
for the Marines which brought much
favorable comment from the service
and undoubtedly caused even a
'Viendly attitude than existed ho
is hoped all of Edenton’s officials
as well as many townspeople will at
tend the Pal Day celebration in order
to make it a successful and worthwhile
Ed Bond Post Meets
118 Members Enrolled
With 1955 Quota Be
Ed Bond Post, No. 40, of The Amer
ican legion has exceeded its member
ship quota for 1955 according to in
formation received from State Head
quarters of the American Legion in
John A. Holmes, Commander of the
Post, has received a letter from the
Legion Adjutant, Nash McKee, ex
pressing thanks to the membership
chairman, all post officers, and mem
bership workers for their effort.
The Rev. Milton B. Faust, of Salis
bury, Department Commander of The
American Legion, issued a statement
of high praise for the local Post.
Faust said, “I am proud to congrat
ulate the officers and members of
Post No. 40 upon this notable achieve
ment. All of the programs and ser-j
vices of the Legion are made possible l
through dues paid for membership and [
we appreciate the great part played by I
Post No. 40 of Edenton. Sincere!
thanks to every member of the Post j
who had a part in the membership
The quota of Post No. 40 is 117 and j
the membership for 1955 to date is |
118. Quotas are assigned each Post
by the State Headquarters and are
based on the average membership of
the Post for the past four years.
“We do not intend to stop our mem
bership drive now that we have reach
ed our quota,” Post Commander
Holmes said. “There are many more
eligible veterans who have not yet
joined our Post and we invite them
all to become members.”
Service Stations Close
\ Thanksgiving Day
of Edenton’s major service sta-1
w..s will be closed all day Thanks
giving Day, Thursday, November 25
This action will be taken in order to
provide a holiday for employees and
operators as well.
Those cooperating in closing for the
day are: Bunch Bros. Gulf Service,
Bridge Turn Service Station, J. C.
Parks Sinclair Service, Bill Jones
Texaco Service, Gene Perry’s Texaco
Service and Bill Perry’s Texaco Ser
vice. Customers are requested to
attend to their needs accordingly.
THE iCHOWAN HERALD
\\ Early Next Week 1
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With Thanksgiving Day falling ,
on next Thursday, regular publi- (
cation day for The Herald, next .
week’s issue will appear a day
earlier in order to provide a holi
day for Herald employees. ,
All news and advertising must,
therefore, be in the office not later (
than Monday in order to appear
in next week’s issue ,
Achievement Day Is
Held Last Week At
Chowan High School
Pageant and Awarding
Os Certificates Fea
The annual Chowan 4-H Club
Achievement Day program was held
at the Chowan High School auditorium
on Wednesday night, November 10, at ;
7:30 o’clock. At this time county win
ners were announced and district win
ners recognized. Jackie Morris, Coun- ,
ty Council president for 1953-54, pre- ;
sided. The devotional was conducted J,
by Dick Lowe and Linda Wheeler. | ■
Evangeline Copeland, secretary-treas-1
urer for the County Council, called the,,
roll and read the minutes. Rebecca (,
Boswell gave the purpose of the meet- j,
ing and Steve Burch gave the welcome.
Mrs. H. H. Lane, local leader of Ry
land gave the response. Peggy Per-1,
ry led the “4-H Pledge Song,” ac- '
companied by Kay Frances White. .
A pageant, “Four-H Through the <
Crystal Ball,” was presented by dub|
boys and girls. Sarah Margaret As-|,
bell served as the seeress who gazed I
into a crystal ball and told of the j
past year’s 4-H accomplishments and ■
fold, of things to come in 4-H work |
and activities. Sarah Margaret was;
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Realization Os Major!
Project Os Hospital
jroup Needs Only Small
Amount to Purchase
The regular monthly meeting of the
j Chowan Hospital Auxiliary will he
held in the nurses’ borne Friday after
noon, November 19, at 3 o’clock with
Mrs. George Hoskins, president, pre
After a program of music by Sgt.
Andolora and Pfc. Balanger of the
Edenton Marine Corps Auxiliary
Landing Field, tea will be served.
Mrs. Martin Wisely and Dr. Martha
Wood, members of the Finance Com
mittee, will present a plan for dis
cussion involving the sale of Gold
Medal flour and Betty Crocker pro
] duets through community grocers. If
there is widespread cooperation in this
| undertaking, it will enable the au
xiliary to complete its big 1954 pro- |
jject, the purchase of an electrically j
operated non-combustible resuscitator
j for the delivery room at a cost of
j The recent cake and pencil sales net
| ted $159.54. Added to funds on hand,
it will leave approximately $l5O to be
raised before buying the wonderful re- >
The date of the sale will be an
nounced later and it is hoped it will
be given fullest support.
Gulf Oil Corporation
At Service Station
Plans are now In the making for
extensive improvements to the Gulf
Service Station at the comer of
| Broad and Queen Streets, now oper- :
jated by Milton and Alvah Bunch.
I Gulf Oil Corporation officials were
in Edenton last week with plans and 1
specifications for contemplated im
provements which call for removal of i
the present building and replaced with i
a modem and up-to-date structure.
Present driveways will be retained,
but the new building will have two
The improvements will not only en
able the operators to provide better :
service, but will improve the appear- :
ance of this popular comer. The
work is now underway. :
a ton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 18,1954.
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Planned To Raise
Barker House Funds
Three Clubs Working on
The Pene|ope Barker Association,
which comprises the Edenton Woman’s
Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce,
and the Business and Professional
Woman’s Club, is now prepared to
provide this district with a Communi
ty Birthday Calendar. The calendar
will list birth dates of residents on
the corresponding day and month as
well as dates of club meetings and
other comgiunity events.
Laura Satterfield, chairman of the
calendar project, said the calendar is
practical, in that it will be referred
to many times daily in the home, of
fice, school or place of business.
The calendar is basically like anv
you see now. It gives the dates of
the full moon, new moon, quarter
moon, and last quarter, Sundays and
holidays will be shown in solid fig
ures. All holidays and special observ- 1
ances are shown and names. Birth
dates of president and other important
personages are also given.
Besides the features already men
tioned, the calendar is very different.
Miss Satterfield said it will contain
much pertinent data. And with the
expectant cooperation of the mer
chants, there will be discount offers
and free merchandise to those persons
whose birthdays are listed.
The idea of the Community Birth
day Calendar is to build friendliness
and cordial relationships among all
the people of this district, in addition
Ito the valuable offers and information.
It is possible to list the names of
[everyone in the community on the cal
lendar on their birthdays. The Penel
|one Barker Association will soon be
jgin X o take listings for the calendar,
j Distribution of the calendars will get
under way as soon as they come off
'the press. Local people will then have
,a unioue record listing the birthdays
of their family, friends and business
I acquaintances, as well as a reminder
| of club meeting dates, etc.
Proceeds from the calendar project
[will be used to restore the Penelope
'Barker House. The three sponsor
ling clubs are working hard to make
; the building as attractive as possible
| for the forthcoming Pilgrimage hero
Dance Set For Nov. 24
Dick Levin and His Or
chestra Will Furnish
Wednesday night. November 24, the
Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor its annual Thanksgiving
dance, which will he held in the
Edenton armory. The dance will be
gin at 9 o’clock and continue until 1
Music for the dance will be furnish
ed by Dick Levin and his orchestra,
who has satisfied dancing enthusiasts
in Edenton on a number of occasions.
Tables will he available at the dance
and reservations can be made by phon
ing 784-W or 538-W.
BANK CLOSED NOV. 25
The Bank of Edenton will be closed
all day next Thursday, November 25,
in observance of Thanksgiving. Im
portant hanking business should,
therefore, he transacted accordingly.
PLANS IN MOTION FOR EDENTON’S ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS PARTY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Celebration Will Officially Open Christmas Sea
son In Edenton; Street Lights Expected to Be
Turned on In Time For Santa’s Visit
Plans are progressing nicely for the
big day Friday, December 3, when
Santa Claus makes his appearance in
Edenton to participate in the mam
moth Christmas parade and party
sponsored annually for the children of
Edenton and Chowan County by the
Business and Professional Women’s
Club and the merchants of Edenton.
Mrs. Margaret Phthisic, general
chairman of the celebration, says
committees are being lined up for the
various phases of the parade and
party and that the local Electric and
Water Department will be asked to
turn on the downtown Christmas
lights in time for the event Friday
afternoon, December 3, and to offici
ally open the holiday season here.
According to Miss Goldie Layton
and Mrs. Leon Leary, who are in
Edenton Meets E. M. Holt High
On Hicks Field Friday Night To
Play For Regional Champions
Recalls Phillips To
Serve As Pastor
Resigned Pastorate to
Accept Church Work
! With one of the largest votes ever
cast, on Sunday, November 14, the
Warwick Baptist Church of Chowan
County unanimously recalled the pres
, ent pastor, the Rev. Lee A. Phillips.
Mr. Phillips resigned three weeks ago
to accept church work near Raleigh
and to attend the Southeastern Bap-
I tist Theological Seminary at Wake
During the morning conference
many good things were spoken con
cerning the work of the pastor and the
advancement of the church under his
| leadership during the past three and
, one-half years. During this period of
| time the church has gone from half
, time to full-time work and has built
. a beautiful brick parsonage on the
church grounds. The finances have
more than doubled and the member
. ship has increased.
I Many of the older members of the
i church could not recall that there had
ever been a vote as large as the one
! when they voted for the pastor last
: Will Be Mailed On
Monday, Nov. 22ndj
Group Now Very Busy
Stuffing Seals Into
Mrs J. A. Moore, Christmas Seal
j Sale chairman for Chowan County, on
I Tuesday night announced that the
Welfare Committee of the Edenton
I Woman’s Club is very busy stuffing
approximately 2,000 envelopes with
Christmas seals which will be placed
in the mail next Monday, November
22, along with other counties in the
Among those helping to prepare the
Christmas seals for mailing are: Mrs.
Dan Reeves; chairman; Mrs. J. M.
Boyce, co-chairman: Mrs. Bill Cozart.
• Mrs. Logan Elliott, Mrs. Lewis Leary,
■ Miss Laura Satterfield, Mrs. Rodney
: Harrell, Mrs. Leonard Small, Mrs.
Murray Byrum, Mrs. Thomas Ward, I
Mrs, George Alma Byrum. Mrs. Wen
dell Copeland, Mrs. John Mitchener
and Miss Elizabeth Moore
Mrs. Moore hopes there will be a
generous response to the Christmas
seal apneal this year, and that the
quota of $2,000 will he exceeded.
County Council Will
Sponsor Cake Sale
The Home Demonstration County
Counoil will stage a hake sale at the
!’.& Q Super Market Friday morning,
November 19, beginning at 9 o’clock.
Various club members will make
cakes, pies, candy, cookies and other
dainties for this sale.
1 charge of the parade, encouraging re
ports have been received from several
i civic organizations who state they
plan to enter a float in the parade
■ this year. It is hoped that many more
floats will he entered and those who
will enter a float, whether organiza
: tional or individual, are asked to let
Miss Layton or Mrs. Leary know by
Monday, November 29.
Each year Santa Slaus makes a dra
matic appearance in Edenton. It is
hoped this year will be no exception.
1 Plans are underway to have the old
• gentleman arrive here in away that
: will delight the children. As usual,
■ he will chat with the youngsters at
the Court House Green where the par
ty will take place. Complete plans for
the event will be announced next j
Observance of open house at
the Edenton Teenage Club Satur
day night was very disappointing.
The young people prepared for an
expected 150 guests, but only
about 20 or 25 parents put in an i
appearance during the evening.
Quite a large number of teen
agers were on hand to enjoy the
evening, but those in charge were
very much disappointed because ,
so few parents or other adults at- .
Lions Plan To Help ;
Raise Bus Funds By;
Selling Loaf Bread!
Club Also Decides to En
ter Float in Christ
Edenton’s Lions Club voted at its
Monday evening meeting to launch a ,
drive to raise money with which to
purchase a bus for school activities by
selling loaf bread from door-to-door.
Chairman Medlin Belch of the Boys
and Girls Activities Committee an
nounced that a bakery has offered to
donate the bread and the price will he
optional with the individual housewife.
The date of the sale will be definitely
announced at the meeting of the dub
next Monday evening.
L'pon recommendation by Mayor L.
H, Haskett, chairman of the club’s
committee on Community Betterment.
11 the club voted to enter a Lions float
in the annual Christmas parade and
I party next month. This committee
was requested to make arrangements
r for the float.
President Lari Harrell expressed his
appreciation to N. J. George, chairman ,
of Zone L. as well as all others who
gave their service in assuring the fine
program last Monday night when the ,
Lions and their ladies from the vari
ous dubs in this zone met in Eden
Firemen Will Again
Repair Old Toysj;
Fire Chief Hall Asks For';
Toys From Now Un- j
til December 1 t
Edenton veteran fire chief. R. K. t
Hall and Edenton firemen will again <
this year come to the aid of Santa
Claus by repairing and fixing up dis- 1
earderd toys for children of the com
Mr. Hall is appealing for any kind '
of discarded toys which can he paint- f
ed or repaired without providing parts. <
These toys, he says, should he brought
to the fire station from how until De- f
The toys are turned over to the 1
Edenton stocking fund for distribu
tion mang children of the eimmuni- t
ty, many of whom would receive few, t
if any, toys. '
Civic Calendai I
Pal Day. sponsored by the
Town of Edenton will be observ- '
ed tonight (Thursday) in the j
Edenton armory and Brown-Car
ver Library. All Edenton citizens
are urged to attend. i
Edenton High School’s Aces will
play E. M. Holt High School on
Hicks Field Friday night at 8
i o’clock for the Eastern regional ;
Christmas Seal Sale will begin 1
Monday, November 22, with Cho- •
wan County’s quota being $2,000. *
Chowan Council, No. 54, Degree
of Pocahontas, will celebrate its 1
fifth anniversary at the Council’s J
meeting in the Red Men hall Fri- (
day night, November 26.
BPW Club’s annual Christmas
party scheduled to be held Fri- 1
day. December 3.
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary will
meet Friday afternoon, November
19, at 3 o’clock in the nurses’ 1
VFW Auxiliary will meet to
night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in 1
the VFW hall. <
Oak Grove Home Demonstra
j tion Club will sponsor a turkey <
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$2,00 Per Year.
Win First District Hon
ors From Scotland
AT TOP STRENGTH
Victory Will Mean Shot
To Determine Eastern
After defeating Scotland Neck
High School Friday night 33-0 to win
the District 1 Class A football cham
pionship, Coach Bill Billings’ Edenton
Aces will try the next round in the
State championship race Friday night
on Hicks Field when they meet the
E M. Holt High School of Alamance
County for regional honors.
The strength of the Alamance
County hoys is somewhat of an un
known quantity in these parts, but
Principal Gerald James, who before
coming to Edenton was located in
Gibsonville, in the same section of the
State, says the school usually puts a
very rugged and hard-fighting foot
ball team on the field.
Coaches Bill Billings and Alton
Brooks anticipate a tough opponent
and are this week polishing off some
plays and putting the squad through
strenuous practice sessions in order
to be ready to do battle. The Aces
emerged from the Scotland Neck
game without any serious injuries, so
that, barring any accidents during
practice sessions, the team should be
at top strength.
The Aces played an outstanding
game against Scotland Neck, with
every hoy performing admirably.
Stuart Holland at quarterback could
hardly improve on his playing Friday
night, while Milon Stilley, Sonny
Wright, John Whitson and Jimmy
Harrison drove like pile drivers to
add yardage. With the reserves play
ing a goodly portion of the game.
Jerry Downum and Billy Bunch were
little less brilliant than the first string
players. Ray Rogerson performed
well on receiving Holland’s passes, as
did Jimmy Harrison.
Sid Campon and Chroi Wilson per
formed like veterans at end and caus
ed a thorn in the flesh of the visitors
by their blocking and tackling. Billy
Hardison, as usual played a spectacu
lar game, both offensively and de
fensively, Robert Kennan, Cecil Mil
ler, I.in Bond. Jack Smith and in fact
every boy who played gave a good ac
count of himself.
While the school and Edenton fans
are very proud of the entire football
team, there are two members of the
squad upon whom the eyes of college
scouts: are . focused. These two boys
are Center Billy Hardison and Quar
terback Stuart Holland. With no re
flection on tile remainder of the squad,
these two boys have been playing an
exceptionally good game and have
made a major contribution to the suc
cess of the A res thus far this season.
They are, without doubt, two of the
best players in the conference.
If the Ares defeat E. M. Hold High
School Friday night they will play the
winner of the Massey Hill-LaGrange
game next Friday night for the East
er n ehanipjpnshjp.
Friday night's game will begin at
8 o’clock. The visitors will arrive
Thursday in order to he in good shape
for the ga me.
Extra efforts are being made to sell
tickets for the game and it. is hoped
the crowd will be larger than last Fri
day night. In order to play this game
in Edenton it was necessary to make
some financial concessions, so that the
gate receipts should he, much larger
in order to offset the extra expense.
The game will start at 8 o’clock
with the Edenton Band on hand to
provide music before the game and at
Important Meeting: Os
BPW Club Tonight
Members of the Edenton Business
and Professional Women’s Club are
reminded of the monthly meeting of
the organization, which will be held
tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock at
the Triangle Restaurant.
Mrs Annie Mills, chairman of leg
islation, will he in charge of the pro
gram and important business must be
disposed of, so that all members are
especially urged to attend the meeting.
Turkey Shoot Friday
By Oak Grove Club
Sponsored by the Oak Grove Home
Demonstration Club, a turkey shoot
will be held at the Club House all day
Friday, November 19. The shoot will
begin at 10 o’clock in the morning and
continue until 10 o’clock that night.
Sandwiches and coffee will be serv
ed on the ground and a large number
of participants are expected.