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Volume IX—Number 20.
Dr. J. W. Warren Explains
Action Bringing Charges
Os 'Professional Jealousy’
County Physician Says
Herald Story Caused
SPADE "a” SPADE
Interest of Taxpayers
Considered In Mak
Replying to a news story in The
Herald last week, which he feels
was an injustice to him, Dr. John W.
Warren, county physician, submitted
a letter to this newspaper in his own
defense, which follows in whole:
“I note in last week’s edition of
The Chowan Herald that there was a
write-up about what took place at
the meeting of the County Commis
sioners. I, J. W. Warren, County
Physician, seem to be the man be
fore the gun in the Annie Owen
case that lives over on Hayes Farm.
Now I guess the tax payers of
Chowan County would like to know
more about the facts in this case.
Some things said in the paper were
true and some were not true. In
answer to what was said, I am tak
ing this opportunity to defend myself
and not the medical profession of the
town like the paper had it. I am
going to call a spade a spade. Mr.
D. ML Warren, Chairman of County
Commissioners, said in a high-pitch
ed voice several times that there was
professional jealousy. Speaking for
myself, I can frankly state that I
am not jealous of any of the doctors
in this Town or in any other town,
but I realize that it is a hard matter
for me or anyone else to cooperate
with Dr. Williams. I hope Mr. D.
M. Warren was not referring to me
being jealous of Dr. Williams be
cause that does not make sense for I
diagnose, treat and cure more of Dr.
Williams’ cases in general practice
that he cannot cure that come to my
office than all the other doctors put
together, and my records will bear
out my statement. So if this is so,
which it is, now why should I be
jealous' Os Dr. Williams and, if L
were, I would not be narrow enough
to sway my decision one way or the
other as County physician on offi
cial duties. After asking Dr. Wil
liams in the Court House right many
questions about this case, he final
ly said that it was not an emer
gency case and that he could have
treated this case at home but it
would have cost more than at the
hospital and that the patient might,
have complications, like paralysis. I
must say that I have treated about
one hundred similar cases in this
County over a number of years and
most of them were worse than this
case for the cases I have treated
went into convulsions and I had to
stop the convulsions or fits before I
could deliver the baby. I have never
had any to have paralysis or any
complication. All I have treated got
well and I didn’t send any to the
hospital and didn’t have any to die.
“The editor should not have writ
ten this story up in his paper be
cause it will make the poor people
get the wrong idea about me and
some of them may say that I don’t
want to send the poor people to the
hospital. That is not so because
the poor people that don’t have any
thing are the ones who should go in
as emergency cases. To illustrate
(Continued on Page Five)
Saturday, 5 P. M
Delegates Will Be Elect
ed to State Conven
tion May 22
Next Saturday afternoon, in the
Chowan County Court House, the
County Democratic Convention will
be held, at which time delegates to
the State Convention will be elected
and such other business transacted
as may develop. The convention will
be called to order at B o’clock, war
timC by B. W. Evans, chairman of
the Chowan County Democratic Com
v mittee, who is very anxious to have a
large attendance. *
Precinct meetings 'were held last
Saturday, when delegates were elect
ed to attend the county convention,
from these delegates to the State
will be chosen. The county
is entitled to send to the State Con
vention one delegate for each 160
votes or major fraction thereof cast
in the general election. i
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TQ THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
| Graduation Speaker^
' ** Jr
H. HADDON DUDLEY
Members and friends of Eflen
ton High School’s 1942 graduat
ing class will hear Dr. H. Haddon
Dudley, president of Chowan
College, when he delivers the
graduating address to the senior
class Friday night.
Rationing Os Gas
Goes Into Effect
Today Final Date to
Register to Secure
Only 33 Gallons Allow
ed For Pleasure
Until July 1
Beginning Tuesday and continuing
through today (Thursday) automobile
owners are required to register in
order to secure a rationing card for
the purchase of gasoline, and any one
who fails to do so will be obliged to
comply with the order by registering
later with the local rationing board.
In making application, it is necessary
to present the State registration
card, so that only owners of cars are
eligible to the rationing cards, except
in the case of trucks, which do not
require the cards.
Non-highway users, and outboard
motor boat owners will not be requir
ed to register but will be required
to fill in a form at the gasoline ser
vice station when they purchase gas
for these purposes. The rationing
cards are issued for a specific car
only and cannot be used for any
other car or for any other purpose
Five different cards are being is
sued, according to the need of the
car owner, which are as follows:
The (A) gasoline rationing card
has seven uits valued at 3 gallons
each or a total of 33 gallons from
May 15th to July Ist.
The (Bl) gasoline rationing card
has LI units valued at 3 gallons each
or a total of 45 gallons from May
15th to July Ist'.
The (B 2) gasoline rationing card
has 15 units valued at 3 gallons each
or a total of 45 gallons from May
15th to July Ist.
The (B 3) gasoline rationing card
has 19 units valued at 3 gallons eacn
or a total of 57 gallons from May
15th to July Ist.
The (X) gasoline rationing card
has no units and is marked "Bor Es
sential Use.” The holder of this
card may purchase as much gasoline
as he or she may need.
Rev. E. L. Wells At
Rev. E. L. Wells, pastor of the
Baptist Church, left Edenton Tues
day for San Antonio, Texas, where
he will attend the Southern Baptist
Convention. Because of his absence
Sundiay, L. E. Griffin will bring' a
special message for men at the
morning worship hour, while at night
C. W. Overman will hold a song ser
vice during which many of the old
hymns will be sung.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 14,1942.
Chowan County Nets
$lB9 In Drive To Raise
Cancer Fight Funds
Final Report Shows
Quota More Than
Mrs. John F. White Ex
Mrs. John F. White, chairman of
the drive to raise funds to control
cancer, reports that $lB9 was collect
ed in Chowan County during the
campaign, which exceeded the quota
by sll4, Chowan’s quota being $75.
Mrs. White is very _much pleased
with the result and wishes to thank
each and every canvasser for the
splendid cooperation and especially
feels indebted to Mrs. J. A. Bunch,
who acted as treasurer, and to” Mrs.
A. S. Bush, who served a.; assistant
Those who purchased memberships
at SI.OO each, and other contributors
Miss Evelyn Brown, Canvasser—
Member: Miss Evelyn Brown. Dona
tions: Mrs. G. D. Asbell, Mrs. C. R.
Mason, L. G. Finch, Mrs. G. L. Litch
field and Mrs. Wood Privott
Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr., Canvasser
—Member: Mrs. David Holton. Do
nations: Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Sr.,
Mrs. W. S. Privott.
Mrs. Eva R. Kramer, Canvasser—
Members: Miss Zene Elliott, Miss
Louise Coke, Mrs. Sam Hobowsky,
Mrs. H. G. Wood, Mrs. J. A. Moore,
Mrs. W. A. Graham, Mrs. Eva R.
Mrs. Oscar Duncan, Canvasser—
Members: Mrs. West Byrum,
Raiford, Mrs. John G. Small, Mrs.
Oscar Duncan. Donations: Mrs. M.
M. Perry, Grady Love, Paul Wells,
Mrs. Lee Moore, Miss Alethia War
Mrs. Laura Goodman, Canvasser—
Member: Mrs. Laura Goodman. Do
nations: Mrs. W. M. Munden, Mrs.
I Robert Bunch, Worth Layton, H. T.
Layton, Brinkley Keeter, Russell
Cobb, W. L. Langdale, E. E. Good
win, Mrs. Roland Ward, R. Hawkins,
and Mrs. L. C. Parks,
Mrs. J. Frank White, Jr., Can
vasser—Donations: R. E. Terry, Mrs.
W. A. Munden, Miss Mildred Mun
> den, Mrs. R. L. Meiggs, Mrs. Harry
Crummey, Mrs. J. W. Barrow, Mrs.
J. Frank White, Jr.
Miss Dorothy Holmes, Canvasser—
, Donations: Mrs. Lloyd Griffin and
I Miss Dorothy Holmes.
! Mary Arrington Burton, Canvasser
. —Members: Mary Arrington Burton,
. Mrs. Kermit Layton, Mrs. J. S.
, Davis, Leroy Haskett, Mrs. G. B.
. Potter and Mrs. Albert Byrum.
Donations: Mrs. James E. Wood,
• Mrs. John C. Bad,ham, Mrs. Sidney
L Campen, Mrs. Etta Williams and
. Miss Frye Pettus.
: Sarah Wilson, Canvasser—Mem
; bers: Mrs. J. A. Woodard, Mrs(.
Julien Wood, Mrs. L. G. Plant. Do
[ nations: Mrs. Clyde Cobb, Mrs. 0. C.
Davis, Miss Aurelia Layden, Mrs.
[ Melvin Price and Mrs. Lewis Harrell.
Mrs. Eva Alexander, Canvasser —
i Members: Mrs. Eva Alexander, E. C.
: Alexander, Miss Violet Alexander,
• Mrs. Charlie Owens, Alton Alexan
• der, Mrs. Fred Ashley, Henry Rog
> erson, Kenneth Wright, J. W. Alex
ander, Miss Matilda Wright, Miss
■ Claudie Lewis, Emmett Owens, Mrs.
> Ellen Basnight, J. H. Basnight, C. C.
Cates and Mrs. Abe Rhodes. Dona
[ tions: Howard Phipps, Lee Saddler,
: Robert Twiddy, Tom Hudson, W. R.
i (Continued on Page Three)
' Lions Pick Delegates
To State Convention
i Trio Will Represent Lo
cal €lub In Raleigh
June 14 to 16
At the Monday night’s meeting of
> the Edenton Lions Club, Sidney
Campen, W. S. Privott and Hector
Lupton were appointed as delegates
to the Lions State Convention which
will be held in Raleigh June 14 to 16.
Mr. Privott is also chairman of the
nominating committee for State of
At the meeting Monday night, the
, Club allotted funds to send an indi
-1 gent man to Duke Hospital for treat
ment, after it was reported that he
could be rehabilitated by a three
week’s treatment, for which the ne
cessary expenses were appropriated.
The Club was notified by District
Governor Norman N. Trueblood, of
Hertford, that he would make his of
ficial visit next Monday night,
Drainage Os Dear
Dy Group Experts
Engineers Are Promised
To Make Thorough
FIRST CLASS SOIL
Sufficient Fall Available
To Secure Adequate
In response to a request from
Congressman Herbert Bonner, eKt
examination was made of the drain
age conditions along Bear Swamp
Canal in Chowan and Perquimans
Counties by Lewis A. Jones, chief
of the Division of Drainage, on
April 21. The examination was made
in company with T. C. Byrum, repre
sentative of the Board of Drainage
Commissioners of the Bear Swamp
Drainage District, Arnold Davis,
principal soil conservationist; E. B.
Garrett, State coordinator for North
Carolina, and E. H. Mitchener, as
sociate soil scientist.
The examination was made for he
purpose of ascertaining the reasons
for unsatisfactory drainage condi
tions and to suggest methods of cor
recting the situation. The soil in the
district is largely of the Portsmouth
series and is considered among the
best soils in the region when well
The investigation indicates that
there is sufficient fall available to
secure a satisfactory outlet for the
drainage of the cultivated land in the
district if the outlet is properly de
signed and constructed.
The district is already organized
under the State drainage law and is
in position to proceed with necessary
surveys, develop plans for drainage,
and construct the improvements plan
ned, provided necessary excavating
equipment can be obtained under the
limitations set up under war priori
ties. However, the amount of fed
eral assistance that can be made
available to the project is limited..
The State of North Carolina has a
law authorizing the organization of
Soil Conservation Districts for the
purpose of conserving soil and im
proving farm practices. Where such
districts are organized, the Soil Con
servation Service is authorized to as
sist them in planning and construct
ing soil conservation practices, in
cluding drainage. The organization
of such a district covering Chowan
and Perquimans Counties would re
sult in making technical personnel
available to develop a coordinated
plan of drainage for the entire area,
and prepare plans for other soil con
serving and land use practices that
would be of material value in reduc
ing maintenance costs in such drain
age improvements as may be con
structed. Such soil conservation dis
tricts have authority to cooperate
with organized drainage districts in
developing and constructing drainage
The landowners should decide
which of the two plans of procedure
they desire to follow.
According to Congressman Bonner,
engineers will be sent to the area
within two or three weeks to make a
Library Hours Go On
Beginning Monday, May 18, the
Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library
will observe the summer schedule of
hours, according to Mrs. S. M. Mc-
Hours to be observed will be every
week day morning from 10 o’clock to
1, and Monday and Friday nights
from 8 to 10 o’clock. Sunday hours
will be from 3 to 5 q’clock in the
An Added Service
to the free vaccinations
for typhoid fever, diphtheria and
smallpox, which will be conducted
for six weeks, the Health Depart
ment, on Wednesday made this an
“This is not the regular clinic
year for typhoid fever vaccinations.
As usual, in 1943, this program will
go on. But the clinics being held
now are especially for children be
tween the ages of 6 months and 8
years for diphtheria immunization,
for any one who has not been vacci
nated against smallpox and for those
who were not protected from ty
phoid fever during the last clinics
held for that purpose in 1940.”
PLAY FOR DANCE"
The Edenton High School orches
tra played at a dance in Tarboro
Saturday night. Plans have not been
completed, but It is expected the or
chestra will play a return engage
ment this Saturday-
Defense Protection School
Scheduled To Be Held In
Edenton Next Wednesday
| Very Close |
The Herald was somewhat in
error lapt week in stating that
Miss Margaret Griffin was salu- j
tatorian of the 1942 graduating
class. As a matter of fact, it
developed that the grades of Miss
Griffin and Miss Cora Edward
Bond were exactly the same and
that the two girls decided by lot
for the honor, Miss Bond winning
in the (drawing. Both girls had
an average for the four years in 1
High School of 96.4.
/Miss Norma Perry, valedictor- '
ian, had a four-year average of
Poppy Day Will Be
Observed May 23rd
Auxiliary of Ed Bond
Post In Receipt of
America’s first war-time Poppy
Day is just ahead when poppies of
patriotic remembrance will bloom in
Edenton Saturday, May 23. Mrs.
Edna White, president of Edward G.
Bond Post Auxiliary, announced this
week that the Auxiliary has secured
1,200 poppies which is 200 more than
were sold last year.
Every man, woman and child in
the city will be asked to wear a
poppy oil that day in honor of the
men who have given their lives for
America. The poppies will be dis
tributed by volunteer workers from
the Auxiliary and the coins contri
buted for them will be used in Legion
and Auxiliary work for the war dis
abled; their families and the families
of the dead.
The poppies which will be distribut
ed here have been made by disabled
veterans at Fayetteville Hospital.
Making the little red flowers has
given many veterans employment
during the winter and spring months.
The work is limited to men receiving
little or no government compensa
tion and those with families to sup
Contributions received for the pop
pies on Poppy Day are a principal
source of support for the vast wel
fare work carried out by the Legion
and Auxiliary among the disabled
men and dependent families. With
the new war adding to America’s list
of war victims, there will be greatly
increased need for funds during the
Mrs. Jesse White is Poppy Day
chairman and has practically com
pleted arrangements for the sale of
the poppies. It is also planned by
the local Auxiliary to sell poppies in
Hertford, where the Mayor and
Commander of the recently organized
Legion Post have willingly consented.
“This year,” said Mrs. White,
“the poppy not only honors and aids
the men who defended America 24
years ago and their families, but
also those defending America today
and their families. Funds collected
on Poppy Day will be used in the
work the Legion and Auxiliary are
doing for the disabled of both wars,
and for needy families of men in the
service as well as those of veterans.
“The Legion and Auxiliary have
had twenty years of experience in
aiding service men and their depend
ents. They are able to make every
dollar do a maximum service in this
field. Their volunteer workers have
had long training and know the quick
est and best methods of bringing re
lief to veterans and their families
! found in need.
“Victims of the present war are
1 naturally turning to the Legion and
Auxiliary for aid, and, we want to
I give them the benefit of our service.
The increased burden calls for in
creased funds. We hope that the
public will be generous on PoDpy
: Day this year because from the con
-1 tributions made for the poppies
comes the principal means of support
: for our work during the entire year
Garden Club Meeting
Postponed To Monday
Because of a very important meet
ing on Monday of the Parent-Teach
er Association, the Garden Club
meeting, scheduled for the same
afternoon, was postponed until next
Monday. The meeting will be held
in the Rose Room at Hotel Joseph
Hewes at 4 o’clock and all members
are urged to be present.
This newspaper k drew
lated in the lender*
where AiverUsert wfl
realise good results.
$1.25 Per Year.
13 Counties Expected to
Be Represented At
Interesting Program Is
Arranged For All
The Chowan Defense Protection
School, with around 150 men and
women from 13 counties in this area,
will be held in the Armory at Eden
ton on Wednesday, May 20th.
The meeting will begin at 10
o’clock and will run until 5 o’clock in
the afternoon, recessing for lunch
from 1 to 2 o’clock.
Dr. Albert Coats and Sam Smith
of the Institute of Government at
Chapel Hill, will be present. Others
who will be here include Major
Dewey Herrin, U. S. A., attached to
the State Defense Council; Walker
Martin and Norman Chamblee, assist
ant State Directors; W. F. Nufer,
Assistant State Director in charge
of Blackouts, and a number of others
prominently connected with the State
The meeting will be called to or
der by E. W. Spires, chairman of the
Chowan County Defense Council, and
the Rev. W. C. Benson, chairman of
the Communications Committee of the
local Council, will give the invoca
The counties represented in this
area meeting are: Camden, Currituck,
Chowan, Dare, Gates, Bertie, Hert
ford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank,
Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington.
The county defense councils, county
commission chairmen, mayors and
others interested itn the defense set
up are expected to be here from these
various county organizations.
A very interesting program is be
ing arranged by Assistant state
Director Norman Y. Chamblee, of
Rocky Mount, who is in charge of
the Northeastern area. The coarse
of instruction will include the best
elements of the War Department
Civilian Defense Schools, adapted to
the particular needs of North Caro
lina cities and towns. Motion pic
tures will also be shown
“W’e consider this the best oppor
tunity ever presented for the purpose
of perfecting a greater efficiency in
this vital defense work and it is ear
nestly hoped that every one con
nected with the organizations in the
various counties will be here,” said
Chairman E. W. Spires.
Bible School Begins
Classes On Monday
Corps of Efficient Teach
ers Ready For Open
Again this summer the annual
daily vacation Bible school will be
conducted in the Methodist Church,
the school beginning next Monday
morning, with a full corps of teach
ers volunteering their services. The
school will continue for two weeks, j
classes being held every week •
day except Saturday from 9 to .1
a. m. Teachers have met and work
ed out a schedule and plan of work
so that everything is in readiness for
the opening Monday morning.
This Bible school has been con
ducted for a number of years with a
generous amount of success and is
open to children of all denominations.
Classes have been arranged for four
groups: beginners, primary, junior
and intermediates, with the following
courses of study to be followed:
Beginners, One Happy World; pri
mary, Learning About Our Church;
juniors .Living In Our Community:
intermediates, We All Need Each
The following teachers wilt he in
charge of the classes:
Beginners—Mrs. W. E. Malone,
Mrs. Edward Speight.
Primary—Mrs. P. T. Owens, Mrs.
A1 Owens, Miss Frances Collins,
Miss Vivian Hayman.
Junior—Mrs. Paul Wallace, Mrs.
L. A. Deese.
Intermediate—Mrs. W. C. Benson
and Mrs. J. H. Thigpen.
Asistants—Misses Mary Griffin,
Margaret Griffin and Julia Burton.
ENTERTAINS FELLOW PUPILS
Mildred Anne Small, pupil of the
third grade at Advance School, en
tertained the first, second and third
grades at a party Monday afternoon.
'Refreshments were served.