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Volume IX.—Number 2.
, Eight Tires Allowed
" For Passenger Cars
I Jnihowan County
Owners Fed Pinch of
Serious Shortage of
Albert Byrum and Dr.
W. S. Griffin New
V A change has-been made in Chowan
County’fe automobile tire rationing
board as announced last week and
V which previously included J. H. Con
ger as chairman, W. W. Byrum and
O. B. Perry. Because of a legal as
pect of any serving on this board
who in any way have to do with the
sale or distribution of tires, Conger
and Perry will not serve on the board-.
They have been replaced by Albert
Byrum and Dr. W. 8. Griffin. The
board as now constituted includes Al
bert Byrum as chairman with Dr. W.
S. Griffin and W. W. Byrum as asso
With the recent announcement of
tire rationing, a considerable amount
of interest has been aroused and
early this week Mr. Byrum was
swamped by a large number who
sought information relative to pur
chasing tires and some actually de
siring to buy some.
Chowan County, along with every
other community in the land, will
feel seriously the pinch of rubber
shortage, for according to figures
released, the county during January
) may supply only eight tires for pas
senger cars, motorcycles and l&bt
* trucks, while only seven inner tubes
may be sold.
Truck and bus owners will have a
little more generous allowance, 24
truck and bus tires being allowed and
20 inner tubes.
Under the rationing, various phases
\of priority will be granted for cer
work, but in the final
analysis the rationing board Will have
supervision over who may or may not
purchase tires during the emergency,
and anplications must be filed with
The eligibility classification, as es
tablished by the Office of Production
N| certificate shall be issued un
less the applicant for the certificate
certifies that the tire or tube for
which application is made is to be
(a) On a vehicle which is operated
by a physician, surgeon, visiting
nurse, or a veterinary, and which is
used principally for professional ser
(b) On an ambulance.
(c) On a vehicle used exclusively
. for one or more of the following pur
■ ,1. To maintain fire fighting ser-
H| 2. To maintain necessary public
PPflB. To enforce such laws as relate
| Hecifically to the protection of pub-
R health and safety;
"V '4. Tb jmaintain garbage disposal
S and other sanitation services;
6. To maintain mail services.
<d) On a vehicle, with a capacity
of ten or more passengers, operated
exclusively for one or more of the fol
1. Transportation of passengers
as part of the services rendered to
the, public by a regular transporta
2. Transportation of students and
teachers to and from school:
8. Transportation of employees
to or from any industrial or mining
establishment or construction project
except when public transportation
facilities are readily available.'
h yr a truck operated exclus
pjtpjly fair one or more of the purposes
' preceding sections or
.mm* more of the following pur-
of ice and fuel
§ * of material and
for the building and main
* ' teoaatoe of public roads;
Ik 8. Transportation of material and
W equipment for the construction and
W maintenance of public utilities;
I -k (Transportation of material and
I ' eqittpipent for the construction and
i maintenance of production facilities:
I yfersnsportation of material and
I eqgtpnbcnt. for the construction of
UMpPlßbucking facilities and mili
lllyrv afnd nitrol establishments;
t ",i Transportation essential to ren
’f.jgW rdofing, plumbing, heating and
HE&X. Mansportation by any common
■KH&aAPstmrtstion of waste and
pmsportation of raw mater
rV?^®KH aimanufa< ' tured goods, and
WgmVm products, including farm
■ on Page Five)
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A NOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Telephone Ordered In
Register Deeds Office
Without a telephone ever sh»ce
the old Chowan County Court
House was built, Register of
M. L. Bunch’s office will
hereafter have contact with the
outside world by telephone. De
cision to place a telephone in the
office was made by the County
Time and again the necessity
of a phone has been called to the
attention of the Commissioners,
but only on Monday was the re
quest granted. Heretofore there
has been no little inconvenience
caused by reason of only one
phone in the building, that being
in Clerk of Court E. W. Spires’
Take Oath Office
To Protect Bridges
Sheriff J. A. Bunch Ad
ministers Oath to 17
THREE SPANS EYED
Men Ready For Service
In Event Any Emerg
At the request of the State High
way and Public Works Commission,
Sheriff J. A. Bunch has sworn into
office 12 deputy sheriffs to serve in
protecting the Chowan River and]
Albemarle Sound bridges. These de
puties are employees of the highway
division and will be subject to call
by Sheriff Bunch in event their ser
vices are needed in the interest of
Those who were sworn in were:
G. D. Asbell, M. E. Copei'and, C. L.
Lane, J. E. Copeland, W. F. Elliott, I
Will iSpruiii, H. W. Hurdle, D. C. Mc-
Gill, Vviley Thome, J. C. Allen, J. E.
Bryant and J. C. Hill'.
Sheriff Bunch also administered
the oath to five employees of the
Norfolk Southern Railroad as deputy
sheriffs to act in the protection of
the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge
across the Albemarle Sound. The
appointments were made at the re
quest of the Railroad Company.
Those who will serve are W. L.
Jackson, N. H. Davenport, C. C.
Riddick, C. H. Lane and C. B. Barnes.
Budget Os County
Gets The Once Over
Little Over Half Spent
For Half Year
With January marking the close
of half of the county’s fiscal year,
the County Commissioners, at their
meeting Monday, called in County
Auditor E. W. Spires in order to
check on how the county’s finances
are running. According to Mr.
Spires’ records, several of the funds
are slightly more than half spent, but
on the whole the budget is working
out according to schedule. Appro
priations for the year totaled $32,200
and to date the expenditures have
amounted to $17,068.23, or slightly
more than half.
In only one instance were the Com
missioners especially concerned, this
being the general fund, which is far
more than half spent due to attorney
fees and advertising expenses in con
nection with collection of delinquent
taxes coming from this fund alone.
However, in order to prevent a blitz
krieg on this fund, arrangements have
been made to pay some of this extra
expense from the bond fund.
At Local NYA Shop
According to C. L. McCullers, sec
retary of the Chamber of Commerce,
the local NYA shop will this week
institute instruction in boat building,
with a new instructor for this type
of work. The new instructor is Wil
liam A. Cook, of Charlotte, who has
been employed on shipbuilding at
The first boat to be built will be a
26-foot cabin cruiser, and when com
pleted will be ready for navigation.
Personnel is increasing at the NYA
shop and more young men are grad
ually being added to the roll.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 8, 1942.
Week’s Report Puts
Chowan’s Red Cross
Quota Nearer Goal
Since Last Week To
Due to Lack of Time,
Names Will Be Pub
lished Next Week
With Chowan County’s Red Cross
War Emergency Fund $580.54 short
of its goal of $2,500 last week, this
deficit has been reduced to $205.88.
Contributions during the week have
_een sent to Chairman W. J. Berry
nan and Treasurer M. F. Bond, as
well as several canvassers turning
:n reports, the aggregate amount
luring the week totaling $374.66, a
jonsiderable amount of which has
come from the rural sections of the
I The report of the entire county is
still incomplete and when these re
ports are received, if they do not re
sult in reaching the county’s quota,
the drive will be continued until
Chowan County can report the collec
tion of its quota of $2,500 in full.
In view of the fact that up to Wed
nesday morning the goal lacked
$205.88, any who have not contribut
ed are urged to do so at once with
out waiting to be canvassed, or pos
sibly there are those who would not
mind increasing their contribution in
order to help reach the goal. In
either event, contributions will be
j gladly received by either Mr. Berry
man or Mr. Bond, and acknowledge
ment made in The Herald.
Due to other duties, Mr. Bond was
unable to complete the list of names
and amounts contributed during the
week until Wednesday morning, and
because of the time consumed in
transferring this list into type, The
Herald is unable to publish the names
|of contributors tais week. However,
these, together with new ones, will
appear in next week’s edition.
Rotarians Meet After
Missing: Two Meetings
After missing the last two meet
ings due to holidays, the Edenton
Rotary Club will resume its regular
meetings tonight (Thursday) at 6:15
in the Parish House. President C. L.
McCullers is very anxious to have
every member of the club present for
this, the first meeting of the new
Clerk of Court E. W. Spires will
be a special guest of the club and
will speak upon the subject of de
STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY BENEFITTED
BY PARENT - TEACHER UNDOING EFFORTS
Report of Activities Reveals Much Important
Work Accomplished During 1941; Nine-month
School For Edenton Finally Realized
In a report of their activities for
the past year, the Parent-Teachet
Association of Edenton High School
has worked on projects which have
;enefitted both the students and the
The bare facts of the activities of
the P. T. A. lists the figures of
.22,251 lunches served in the lunch
i'oom from September, 1940, to Ma7,
1941, with 10,082 of that number
served free. During the period from
September, 1941, to Decejnber 19,
1941, there were 12,082 lunches serv
ed with 3,590 being served free.
The lunchroom, in operation at the
high school for approximately three
and a half years, is now operating
on a paying basis and is entirely free
of debt. This year the P. T. A. has
bought 200 sectional plates and a new
One reason for the lunchroom be
ing able to operate on a paying basis
now is the fact that more lunches
are being paid for by the children.
The price is a surprise—five cents
per meal is all that is paid.
Milk is also provided with each
meal, and is free with the free
plates. If paid for, milk is five
cents, thus making a total of only
ten cents for a meal with milk.
Miss Saltie Jones is in charge of
the runchroom with Mrs. Marcia
Small Nixon, Miss Elizabeth Jethro
and Mrs. C. C. Copeland acting as as
sistants. Six NYA girls assist in the
kitchen and the dining room.
In 1941, the P. T. A. also standard
ized the Grammar Grades library to
meet the State requirements in num
bers and types of books.
Another project completed was the
recommendation of a fence to the
Special Police Force
Named For Service In
Cases Os Emergency
Fifteen Sworn In Tues
day Night By J. H.
Group Appointed By
Chief of Police G. A.
As a precautionary measure and
to be pressed into service for any
emergency, Chief of Police G. A.
Helms early this week appointed a
special police consisting of 15 men,
all of whom were sworn into office
Tuesday night in the Municipal
Building by Mayor J. H. McMullan.
Those who were appointed and
took the oath of office were: W. J.
Yates, David Holton, Guy Hobbs,
Jimmy Partin, Joe Northcott, Ernest j
White, Gene Cobb, S. C. Mills, Earl j
Goodwin, Ralph Parrish, J. P. Rober
son, Nip McCleese, W. S. Privott,
Hector Lupton and. Russell Cobb.
These special policemen have been
furnished badges and will be ready
to serve in any capacity when called
upon by the chief of police. The
plan is in line with various defense
measures and the men will be called
upon only in case of emergency.
Bank Os Edenton’s
Club Closes Monday
Members Enrolling In
Larger Clubs Than
With members in the Bank of Eden-;
ton’s Christmas Saving Club running
about oil a par with last year at this
time, little more time remains for any
who contemplate joining the 1942
1 club. The closing date to enter this
• popular form of saving will be Mon
i day, January 12.
Though the club to date has about
i the same number of members as last
year at the same time, it is interest- \
s ing to know that the clubs are run
• ning much larger, in fact one-third j
• more money is represented by the de-!
nominations taken out by the mem- j
1 In the 1941 club there were approx
imately 1,000 members, who received
a total of $30,000.
school board for the protection of the
school children and the school prop
erty which was erected several
A project little publicized by the
P. T. A. is that of collecting clothes
contributed for use by needy school
children recommended by the teach
ers. Mrs. John A. Holmes and Mrs.
Ernest Stillman are in charge of this
The main project for the 1941-42
year, already completed, was, of
course, the nine months school term
Backed and given impetus by the ef
forts of the P. T. A. members, the
campaign was put into the hands of a
central committee, headed by J. H.
Conger, and the success of the pro
ject is well tol'd in the fact that the
special election carried four to one.
In connection with the school lunch
room and in cooperation with the
WPA and the agricultural depart
ment of the colored high school under
Professor Alexander Blaine, the P.
T. A. has conducted a garden project
and has canned over 2.000 jars of
vegetables, soup mixtures, string
v eans, tomatoes and other vegetables.
After canning, the jar? we-e distri
buted equally between the white and
colored schools of the city unit.
Officers of the P. T. A. are: Mrs.
W. D. Pruden, president; Mrs. P. S.
McMullan, vice president; Mrs. W. W.
Byrum, treasurer, and Miss Lena
These are the bare facts. There is
no mention of the effort and devo
tion that was necessary for the com
pletion of these projects and activi
ties. But it is enough; and there, in
a nutshell, lies the spirit behind the
| Hurry’Em Along |
Defense Bonds are being pur
chased faster than they can be
received, according to a report
received from the Bank of Eden
W. H. Gardner, cashier, said
Wednesday morning that orders
and requests for Defense Bonds
have jumped on an average of
from one to 10 since the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor. The
government, he said, is just not
printing them fast enough for
the demand and that the only
bonds at the bank at the present
time are a few ones of large
Although the exact amount of
Defense Bond sales rwas not
learned, it was figured in ap
proximate numbers that about
$75,000 worth of bonds has be*‘n
sold at the Bank of Edenton.
State Declines To
Take Over Three
| Roads In County
ed of Action at Mon
Chowan County Commissioners on
Monday were informed by the State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion that three short pieces of road
in Chowan County had been declined
to be added to the State system.
The three roads included one in
the Rocky Hock section connecting
the White Landing and Rocky Hock
Landing roads, 1
The second to be declined was the
Fork Road in the Third Township.
The third is in the upper end of
the county near Gliden, running from
Route 37 to the Perquimans County
In each instance delegations have j
appeared before the Commissioners j
asking'them to recommend the taking
! over of these roads by the State, but
J these recommendations went for
naught when information was to the
effect that the State would not take
over the roads.
And Feed Loans
| Again Available
Applications May Be Se
cured In Citizens
Emergency crop and feed loans for
1942 are now' available to farmers in
Chowan County and applications for
these loans are now being received in
Room 210, Citizens Bank Building by
E. F. Morgan, field supervisor of the
Emergency Crop and Feed Loan sec
tion of the Farm Credit Administra
These loans will be made as in the
past to farmers whose cash require
ments are relatively small and who
are unable to obtain from other
sources including production credit
associations loans in amounts suffi
cient to meet their needs.
The loans will be ihade to meet the
applicant’s cash needs in preparing
for and producing his crops, or in
purchasing or producing feed for his
livestock. Mr. Morgan pointed out
that eligible farmers desiring to do so
• might apply now for loans to take
care of their production needs for the
entire 1942 season. Interest at the
, rate of 4 percent will be charged only
during the period the borrower ac
tually has the use of the funds.
.! Farmers who obtain loans for the
, i production of cash crops are required
j to give as security a first Hen on the
, crops financed, or, in the case of
, loans for the purchase or production
. ( of feed for livestock, a first lien on
■ the livestock to be fed.
: PTA Meets Jan. 13 In
: First Meeting Os Year
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa
| tion will meet in the library of the
Edenton High School Tuesday after
. noon, January 13, at 3:30 o’clock. All
, members are urged to be present, as
, plans for the new year will be dis
t cu-sed. A feature of the meeting
i will be an address by Mrs. J. N.
i Pruden, who will tell about home de
• sense through the Red Cross.
MRS. GRIFFIN SICK
i Mrs. C. N. Griffin has been, con
i fined to her home by illness for the
, past several days.
This newspaper k circu
lated kt the territory
where Advertisers wtK
realise good results.
$1.25 Per Year.
Planning To Take
Course In Nursing
Instructor From Red
Will Be In Charge
Instruction Will Be Giv
en to Any Who Are
The regular monthly meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary was held
Friday evening at Hotel Joseph
Hewes. Attendance was larger than
usual and an interesting meeting re
sulted. The president, Mrs. Edna
White, presided over the meeting and
one discussion of interest was plans
to help in the national defense pro
Members present Friday night
signified their intentions of taking
the 30-hour first aid course to be
iven here in the near future. An
instructor will be sent from Red
Cross headquarters for this work and
Mrs. White is anxious that every
member of the Auxiliary who can
possibly do so, take this course.
Auxiliary members not present at the
meeting Friday night who wish to
enroll for this course can do so by
contacting Miss Lena Jones. The
course will not be held exclusively for
Auxiliary members, and any who are
interested in the course may enroll
by letting Miss Jones know, or listing
their names at the Municipal Build
ing with Mayor J. H. McMullan or
Town Clerk R. E. Leary.
And Defense Topic
At Lions’ Meeting
Club Told Only Enough
Rubber on Hand to
Last Few Weeks
The rubber situation, as well as
defense, was the theme at the Lions
Club meeting Monday night, when Dr.
W. S. Griffin and West Byrum,
members of the Chowan County Tire
Rationing Board, discussed the rub
ber situation. Dr. Griffin, during his
remarks, said the county’s rubber
supply was sufficient for only one or
two months of normal’ consumption.
Mr. Byrum also commented upon the
seriousness of the situation and also
explained in part important steps to
be taken in event of an aig raid.
J. Frank White, Jr., also explained
the preparations being made by the
Fire Department to take care of the
situation in event of an air raid.
Two members of the club, Jimmy
Partin and Guy Hobbs, have been ap
pointed as tire inspectors in connec
tion with tire rationing.
Faces Driver Os School
Bus In Fatal Accident
A warrant was issued Tuesday af
ternoon by Patrolman Jack Gaskill
for the arrest of Pandolpha Wads
worth, 18-year-old Negro school bus
driver, charging him with man
A few weeks ago, the school bus,
driven by Wadsworth, was involved
in an accident with a logging truck
on the Albemarle Sound Bridge Road
that resulted in the death of Ruth
Littlejohn, an occupant of the buß,
and the injury of several other stu
dents in the bus.
The case is scheduled for hearing
here in Recorder’s Court on Janu
Sub Machine Gun
Bought For Sheriff
In order to be better equipped to
cope with any emergency which may
arise during present uncertain condi
tions, the County Commissioners on
Monday agreed to purchase & sub
machine gun for the sheriff’s office.
Before voting for the purchase of the
gun, Chief of Police G. A. Helms
was called in to demonstrate a simi
lar gun recently purchased by the
Town of Edenton.
While not suffering with a case of
the jitters, and hoping the new gun
will not have to be put into use, the
Commissioners realized that the
sheriff’s is inadequately equip
ped and tx, "he gun is a necessary
adjunct for\ "r law enforcement
in event any\ jus disorders arise.