Volume XXL—Number 47.
vldenton Aces Win Regional Championship
Christmas Party in Edenton
Scheduled To Be Held Friday,
Dec. 3, Starting At 4 O’clock
Affair Expected to Be
Biggest Ever Held In
Christmas Lights Will
Be Turned On to Usher
In Yuletide Season
By Evelyn G. Leary
Plans have been completed and the
mat of welcome is standing by for the
arrival of Santa Claus and the hun
dreds of children expected here Friday
afternoon, December 3, to take part in
the mammoth Christmas parade and
party sponsored each year by the
Edenton Business and Professional
Women’s Club and the merchants of
The festival this year is expected to
be one of the biggest and most elabor
ate evpr to be held in Edenton, accord
ing to Mrs. Margaret Phthisic, general
chairman. The multi-colored lights
will he turned On in the business sec
tion prior to the party to engender
the Christmas spirit, and a lighted
“Merry Christmas” sign will gVeet the
visitors as they enter the rity. The
merchants will also have their win
dows attractively decorated for the
occasion and the holiday season will
he officially opened.
Miss Goldie Layton and Mrs. Lena
Leary, co-chairmen of the parade, sav
various commitf-e* have spared
"forts to mako this event one of
mm'-st for the children of Eden,
id Chowan Countv. For the firs'
throe out-of-town hands have
been invited to participate in the pa
rade and it is hoped a hand and march
ing unh from Cherry Point can be
Tie icrt in’ the parade aV
pskod to he a* the halt nark by ::
o’clock - that instructions may be
given i of,ire tin activities "ot und- r
way. It is also requested, that.-Com
petent drivers be assigned to th--
floats. Two prizes will be awarded
in the float contest, Sl l for the best
float and $lO for the second lust
The parade will start from the ball
park promptly at 4 o’clock, coming out
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Christmas Seal Sale
Is Now Under Way
2,000 Letters Containing,
Seals Placed In Mail
The d signer of tin- Idol Christmas I
Seals which will honor the first Seals |
sold in Denmark 50 years ago is him-1
self a Dane; although lie now lives
and works in the United States.. ac
cording to Mrs. J. A, Moore, chair
man of the Christmas Seal Sale for
The Christmas Seal Sale to raise,
funds for the association's TBcontrol
activities began N'ovember 22.
Jorgen Hdhsen based his Christmas
Seal design on the traditional Christ
mas eve celebration of his. boyhood in I
Denmark, when all the members of
the family join hands and dance
around the Christmas tree singing old
carols. Across each sheet of the 1954
Seals dance rows of children holding
hands among brightly lighted trees.
The effect was achieved by the use
of two coordinated Seals one with a
red, the other with a green back
Tlie first Christmas Seal was the
idea of a Danish postal clerk, Binar
Holboell. Mrs. Moore explained. He
dreamed that all the mail that passed
through his hands during the holiday
season might mean pennies to help the
*• sick children of his country.
904, four million of the special
were sold in Denmark. To ’
ite the growth of HolhoellV
-i idea, Mrs. Moore pointed out,
moro than seven -billjon Christmas
Seals were distributed last year in the
United States alone.
“To me,” Mrs. Moore said, “the
Christmas Seal children are every
body's children. The artist has left
the faces of the children to our imagi
nations. so that we can give them the
features that are most dear to eaeh
of us. These are the children for
those sake we buy Christmas Seals, so
that thev may grow up without the
fear of TB.”
THE CHOWAN HERALD
PI ANXIX AIAS PARTY
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I The steering committee of the Edenton Business and Professional Wo
men’s Club is shown drafting plans for the big Christmas parade and party
to be held Friday afternoon. December 3. The affair i s sponsored annually
hv the club for the children of Chowan County. In the picture are, left to
right. Miss Inez Felton, Miss Goldie Layton, Mrs. Margaret Phthisic, Mrs.
' Lena Leary, Miss Beulah Perry, Mrs. I.ala Smith and Mrs. Myrtle Cuthrell.
Mrs. Adelaide Chesson, president, was not present when this picture wa*
j taken.—(Evelyn Leary Photo.)
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i Guard Unit Stages
i Novemher 30
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Open M 'M Be Oh
•j served: Town Officials
Will Be Gnesis
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! IV.'teen's I!■■■ivy M-" 'r t ’opq r,ny
<>f the National Guard will hold its :.n,
mml banquet and party in tic lid -n
I ton armory Tuesday night. November
1 .40. at 7 o’elnek, when open house will
he observed. in- order for the .building,
and the company's equipment to he
Barbecue and Brunswick stew will
in' served and members are■ exporting |
a very enjoyable occasion.; Town of
- \vill be invited as special guests;
/ of thi" National Guardsmen, At the
conclusion of the banquet a dunce will j
Methodist ladies plan to hold a
(bazaar in the educational building
of the church Thursday, Decom
ber 2, from 10 A. M. to 6 I’. M.
Edenton Lions Cluh w ill meet
Monday night at 7 o’clock.
Fall term of Chowan Superior
Court will convene Monday morn
] ing. November 29. it 10 o’clock.
Chow an Council, \o. 51. Degree
of Pocahontas, will celebrate its
fifth anniversary at the Council’s
meeting in the Red Men hall Fri
day night, November 26, at 8
RPW Club’s annual Christmas
party scheduled to he held Fri
day. December 8.
Lions Cluh w ill stage a “Bread
Brigade” Thursday afternoon, De
cember 2, starting at 5 o'clock.
Edenton Aces will play La
Grange in the East Carolina Col
lege stadium Friday night at 8
o'clock for the Eastern Class A
Drive to raise money for the
Edenton Boy Scouts will begin
Monday, November 29.
Dime Society of the Baptist
Church will meet Tuesday night,
November 30 at 8 o’clock at the
home of Mrs. W. S. Perry.
Eastern Star spaghetti supper
in the Masonic Temple dining
room Saturday night, November
27, from 5 to 8 o’clock.
Rotarv Club’s annual Christmas
party Friday night, December 10.
VFW Post meets in VFW home
Tuesday night of next week.
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, 1.0.R.M.,
meets Monday night at 7:30
Fund raising drive for the
Edenton swimming pool still in
VFW Post home open every
Friday and Saturday night for
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 25,1954.
! Is Scheduled To Be
i ( Held December 2nd
jLadies of Church Plan
To Make Affair Very
I..’.‘li* •< of thfy Edenton Methodist
( hurtli will hold :i hnztiar in 1 1.<' edu
eutional huiUlinjr of file church Thurs
day. December 2. from 10 A. M.. to
T* I’- M. Ft' connection v.ith the !■■:.-
zaar Brunswick stow will he sold by
the pint and coffee and dessert will
h > served. Anyone desirirur to reserve 1
an order for Brunswick stew is re
quested to call Mrs. Jimmie Earn
hardt. phone 590.
j Other foatur sos the bazaar will be]
the sale of plants, arts and crafts,*
dolls and accessories, doll furniture,
■ fancy work. aprons. baked and preser-
I ved foods, home eannin? and Ohrist
. mas cards,
| All the ladies of the church are
j making every ofort to make the ba
-1 7,aar attractive and of. great value to j
j the Christmas shoppers.
1955 License Plates
Go On Sale Dec. Ist
Miss Goldie Layton, branch mana
ger of tile Carolina Motor Club, locat
■d at 102 Fast Water Street announces
j that 1956 J iceii.se plates will go on side
I Wednesday. December 1.
j t here will lie two plates for each
vehicle ibis year and the colors are
vcltovv on black. •
. MiSs I.avion orr/es each vehicle own
er tn purchase their licenses early in
order to avoid the last minute rush.
Office hours are from 9 A. M.. to
1 P. M.
At Methodist Church
A Thanksgiving service will be held
in the Methodist Church Thursday
morning, November 25, at 10 o’clock.
The pastor, the Rev. J, E. Richardson,
will preach a special sermon for the
occasion and the public is invited to
Spaghetti Supper By
Eastern Star Nov. 27
Members of Edenton Chanter, No. I
302, Order of the Eastern Star will j
sponsor a spaghetti supper in the Ma- I
sonic Temple dining room Saturday"
night. November 27. Supper will be 1
served from 5 to 8 o’clock.
Tickets’for adults and children arei
now on sale by members of the Chap-1
ter or may be secured by calling Mrs.
Louis George Wilkins, phone 570-J. At
the sunper homemade pies will also
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Mr. and Mrs. Maurice L. Bunch, Jr.,
of Garner announce the birth of a 7*4
pound son, James David Bunch, bom ,
Thursday, November 18, in Mary Eliz- :
abeth Hospital in Raleigh.
Delights Lions Club!
With Her Accordionj
|Members Plan to Stage!
“Bread Parade” on
1 Monday night’s meeting of the
Edenton Lions Club was highlighted
by a very delightful performance on
the accordion by Miss Charlene Can
ncll, who rendered both classic and
So great was the applause at the
eonelusion of her program. Miss Can
ned chme back and stated that she
would play as an encore “Juanita,” on
condition that the club members at
tend the Talent Show, which is to be
i held in the Elementary School auditor
ium on Thursday evening; December 2.
j Miss Canned is the daughter of Mr.
land Mrs. C. H. Canned. Mr. Can
jnell is the special representative of the
i[Douglas Aircraft Corporation at the
(Edenton Marine Corps Air Station,
i They reside in Westover Heights, and
were also guests of the club.
President Earl expressed the club’s
( appreciation to Miss Canned for the
splendid program, which was arranged
i hy Hector Lupton. He also urged ad
the Lions to attend the Talent Show.
Dr. Martin Wisely, chairman of the
White Cane campaign, announced that
the drive is still continuing. “We will
mail letters to our citizenry very
soon,” said Dr. Wisely, “and we urge
that everyone respond liberally, as
1 the m funds are greatly needed in the
1 club’s work among the blind and other!
! visually handicapped persons.” Con
tributions may be sent either to Dr.
Wisely or W. J. Taylor, secretary of
A new. and novel method of raising
! funds to, he used toward the purchase
|of a bus for school activities will he
|launched at,5:00 o’clock Thursday af-|
Iternoon, December 2nd, bv the local
Liotw in the form of a “broad hri
[cade,” it was announced by Medlin
illoloh. chair -ran of 'the dub’s Boys’
. and Girls’ Committee. ,
i “Every, member of tin Linns Clubj
(i i. requested, to meet', with tlieir ears,
at the hands.and in front of the high'
• (School promptly at 5:00 o’clock Thurs
dav aft.-rnonn of next week." said
1 1 Belch. “One thousand loaves of bread
will lie donated by a. bakery and we
Will offer them to the housewives at
whatever mice thev wish to nay. We
.. have adopted the slogan of ‘Buy bread,
for the bus'."
i It is planned to. complete the sale |
within one hour at the most. There-!
fore, the housewives of Edenton are!
urged to he ready to receive the Lions ;
/with “both open hearts and pocket
i books,” said Belch,
Unanimity Lodge Will
Hold Christmas Party
On Wednesday evening. December j
15. at .7:30 o’clock Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7. A. F„ & A. M.. will hold a
j Christ inas party, in the dining room
jof five Masonic Temple. ; The party
will he limited to Masons and their
Wives, or sweethearts,
! This will: lie the first Christina,'
party Unanimity Lodge has ever given
for the. ladies and a large number are
expected to attend.
Tickets are being'.sold for the party
ami ran he secured by contacting. Er
. nest: Kolia yes, junior warden of the
BOY SCOUTIiVE IN EDENTON SCHEDULED!
TO GET UNDER WAY MONDAY, NOV, 28th
West Byrum, Jr., Chairman of Drive With Four!
Majors and 20 Captains Organizing Solicita
tion of Funds For Scout Work
West Byrum, Jr., chairman of the
Edenton Boy Scout finance drive, an
nounces that he has secured the help
of about 100 volunteer workers to
raise funds for operating the Scout
program in this area for the coming,
I The campaign will kick off Monday, j
, November 29, when each worker will i
j receive cards with names of five pros- j
pects to lie seen that day. The goal
i this year is to get the maximum con-
I trihution from 15 per cent of the pop
Mr. Byrum is working with Judge;
Chester Morris and Forrest Dunstan,
co-chairmen of the drive for the Albe
marle District. He said he was very
optimistic that the drive will be a suc
cess since there has been a great deal
of renewed interest in Scouting this |
Jack Habit, Scoutmaster who took
over Edenton Troop 156 eight months I
ago, has tripled its membership, and,
the boys are now receiving a very fine
Stop E. M. Holt High
In Very Close Game
jFriday Night 27 - 20
| Time To Pay |
Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward, Jr.,
calls attention to the fact that
1954 town taxes are now due and
payable at par during November,
December and January.
Effective February 1 a penalty
of 1 per cent will be added. On
March 1 the penalty will be 2 per
cent and on and after April 2,
in addition to the 2 per cent, one
half of one per cent per month
will be added until the taxes are
Purpose List Birthdays
And Various Meet
The Penelope Barker Association,
]comprised of the Woman’s Club, Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce and the.
Business and Professional Woman’s
Club will attempt to contact everyone
in this district to See if they wish t<><
■ have tlieir name, family and friends’-
. names listed on their birthday on the
[first Edenton community calendar.
.! Chairman Laura Satterfield Has
'•named- group captains, each with a '
I large committee to cover the corri
, liiunity: The.group captains arc: M rs.
• Thomas Ward. Mrs. George A.Byrutn,
.Mrs. J. D. Elliott. Mrs. -Tolm Rain os.
,-I-T eon: rd Small. Miss Mildri d Mural, a .
j Mrs. Rodney Harrell. Mrs C. A, Phi!
dips. Mrs. Richard .Goodwin; George 5
1 By-riim. Joe Conger. Airs. \] Slant •m.|
Ml". Scott Harrell. Mrs. .1. I. IWee.
Tiler- ' will he ad- of local I. -sii. *
. firms on (lie calendar. Many of thorn j
offering vain: 'do discount s. j
Meeting dates off local orgauizations
will lie list !. [
I Calendars are being sold ::t cost a nr!
I proceeds raised from the ads, and;
names listed on the calendar will lie,
fused for improvement of the Penelope|
! Barker House.
1 Intangible values of this community |
calendar will conic from the frienclli
j ness .and good wishes engendered on j
birthdays of people you know tl lotifrh
■ out the area.
, Eastern Star Calls For
Give Inmate Os Home,
At the next meeting of Edent-on i
Chapter. No. 302, Order of the Eutstr'
orn Star, which will he held Monelivy
night. December 6, all members are
requested to bring a sma.ll Christinas
gift for the adopted inmate at tlie
Masonic and Eastern Star Home in
Mrs. U. E. Leary,worthy matron of
the chapter, urges every member to
Dost 156 under the leadership of Cl n-
PPost 156 under the leadership of Cla
rence Leary, Jr., has also shorn nice
j progress. Both troop and post arc
(sponsored by the Edenton Rotary
I Byrum quoted Judge Morris as say
| ing that in the many years he has been
lon the bench with only one exception
’lias lie ever sentenced a former Scout.
Statistics show that chances arc bet
ter than a thousand to one a Scout will
ever cost the community one cent for
correction or punishment. Scouting is
; designed to supplement the school,
church, and home. It is a practical |
Byrum said the following citizens |
who are acting as group chairmen, will
head the drive in Edenton: Clarence
Leary, Jr.. W. T. Harry, Gerald James t
and Bob Hutchinson, each of whorrv
will have five captains.
| West Leary, Joe Conger, Jr., and:
t Gilliam Wood compose the special]
< c of Year.
John Earl Whitson Gal
lops 85 Yards For Win
Aces Play LaGrange In
Greenville Friday For
In what was the most thrilling and
cleanest games played on Hicks Field
in many a day, the Edenton Aces on
Friday night defeated hi. M. Holt
High School of Alamance County for
the eastern Class A regional football
championship by a score of 27 to 20.
The Aces took the lead in the first
quarter following the opening kickoff,
but when Holt received the ball they
(immediately marched to a touchdown
ito tie the score at fi-6, both teams
i missing the extra point.
On the second play of the second
quarter the Aces scored a touchdown
and extra point, going ahead 13-6 and
1 this was the score at the end of the
half. However, early in the third
quarter Holt roared back and tied the
score at 13-13. Near the end of the
quarter the Aces again forbed ahead
20-13 with a touchdown and extra
point. About midway of the final
quarter Holt pushed over another
touchdown and extra point to tie up
the game .20-20.
A Thrilling as tne game was thus far,
t it remained for John Earl Whitson to
I electrify the spectators near the. end
.'■of the game when he received a kick
'quid ran through the entire Holt team
ifnr 85 yards to score a touchdown and
pull the game out of the five.
This victory made the Aces eastern
Region 1 Eemipio'is and Uie;: will play
LaGrarig . wiilnors of Region- 2 for
Hlio eastern ehamnionsbin. LaGrange
played Massey Hill Friday night and
,the game (baled in a 11 1 ! tic, To <ie
‘ ciile the winner each team was given
the hall on the 50-yard line, and La
(lrange. making the most yardage in
I four downs, was declared the winner.
Officials of Edenton and 1.. Grange
(schools met at Bethel Sunday after
jnnon and agreed to play the game for
I the eastern championship at the East
Carolina College stadium in Green-
Iville Friday night at 8 o’clock. Every
effort was made to play the game in
Edenton. but LaGrange would not
The Greenville, stadium will seat
40,000 spectators and it is hoped
Intan.y fans,will accompany the Aces.
The Edenton Band is also expected to
: attend the game.
The winner Friday night will he
eastern champions and will play the
western champions for the State
/championship Friday night, December
Hi, on the westerners’ gridiron,
j Every one of the Aces played a
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Chowan 10 Pints Os
Blood Under Quota
72 Marines and 28 Civ
ilians Each Contri
Only 28 Edenton citizens contribut
ed a pint of blood each when the Red
Cross hloodmobile was in Edenton
Wednesday of last week. At the same
time 78 Marines each donated a pint
of blood, so that during the day 100
pints were contributed, which was 10
pints short of the 110-pint quota.
However, due to the inclement wea
ther, those in charge of the blood pro
gram were glad to see as many turn
out as did.
Dr. A. M. Stanton, blood program
chairman, expresses his thanks and
appreciation to all those who con
tributed blood as well as members of
the Red Cross Auxiliary, who faith
fully assisted during the day.
The 28 civilians who contributed a
pint of blood were: James Ricks, Ed
mond Mills, James Stillman, Murial
Evrum. W. E. Bond. Parker Helms,
I Mrs. George Twiddy. West Leary. O.
jO. Long. Jr,. Sanford Bass, Miss Beu
| lah Privott, Miss Kathryn Brown, I.
L. Harrell, Joe Swanner. Jim Partin,
Murray Byrum, Allison Campen, Mrs.
, I. E. Halsey, T. E. Halsey, Miss Mar
guerite Wilson, Rob Evans. Mrs. Al
'vah Bunch, Alvah Bunch, Miss Eliza
beth Moore, Mrs. Claude Griffin, Jesse
|Harrell, Father Francis Smith, Louis