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7m Mere columns will be found s fair presentation of load and county nows of general interest. Volume IX—Number 21. Question Mark Developing Pertaining To Future Os Edenton High School Band < Director C. L. McCullers About to Enter Ser vice of Country finelrecord Trained Many Boys and * Girls Since Coming * Here In 1936 With C. L. McCullers, director of the Edenton High iSchool Band, ex pecting shortly to enter the armed forces, the future of this splendid organization is developing into some what of a huge question mark, and in his leaving it is hard to estimate the degree of regret on his part as well fts the youngsters affected by his wholesome influence. Since October 15, 1936, Mr. Mc- Cullers has contributed to the best of his ability to training, musically and morally, 142 of Edenton’s young boys and girls, which training un questionably has greatly benefited the lives of most of these boys and * viria. Each has gained, through this training, a better understanding of wm work, a greater sense of respon sibility, more ability to meet folks face to face, a more pleasing person ality, as well as increasing their power of concentration. The latter was proved by a recent check-up on grade averages of 37 graduates who finished high school as band mem bers. These youngsters made an av erage increase in school subjects of more than 2.7 per cent, after becom ing band members as compared to the same length of time in school prior to entering the band, while at the same time valuable recreational pastime time has been provided which no other organization in Edenton has f » done. The band has represented Edenton on B 3 occasions in more than 50 communities throughout ftiis section, and has in every case been praised for cleanliness, good behavior ana brilliant performance. Some of the highlights of the band’s accomplishments under Direc tor McCullers include: Judges’ decision as first place at the Washington Tulip Festival and won the trophy as the best band in 1940. Acclaimed the Gallopade s out standing band at Rocky Mount In 1939 and 1940, leading the Gallopade parade the latter year. First and only band to visit Ocra coke Wand, where it played two con certs in connection with Lindsay War ren Week, July 2-4, 1939. Led Cotton and Tobacco Festival parade at Enfield in 1938 and 1939. Was host to East Carolina All Star Band in 1940. Attended N. C. State American I Legion Convention in Durham in 1941. Won first prize of S2OO as best band at National Peanut Festival parade in Suffolk, Va., in 1941. Attended Governor’s inauguration in 1941. i . Led parade at Wilson Tobacco Fes | I tival in 1938 and 1940. [ / Guests of Elizabeth City Band and Miles Clark in April, 1942. In . preparing to leave, Mr. Mc- Cullers feels that citizens should be acquainted with the financial status of the band, the following figures in (Continued on Page Eight) Annual Meeting Os Merchants Group i On Tuesday Night New Officers and Direc tors For Year Will ’i Be Elected A . membership meeting of the Edenton Merchants Association will be held in the dining room of Hotel Joseph Hewes next Tuesday night, the meeting scheduled to begin | promptly at 7:30 o’clock. This will be the annual business meeting, at which officers and direc tors for the ensuing year will be £* elected. Os interest to the members, ft/ too, will be a general report sub ! mitted by Mrs. Grace Dobson, secre- I tary. 1 Ralph Parrish, president of the As- I' sociation, urges every member to If* make a special effort to be present I" and to be prepared to ask any ques tions as well as gnake suggestions £ relathe to the activities of the Asso ciation. THE CHOWAN HERALD A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY f i" 1 »"i Machine Gunner IP LINWOOD E. EDWARDS ■Known among his friends as Pee-Wee, Lin wood E. Edwards is now in a Navy training ■school at Navy Pier, Chicago. Young Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Edwards, is a seaman, sec ond class aviation machine gunner. Scheduled To Be In Edenton Wednesday Program Will Be Pre sented In Auditorium At School Fourteen children, members of the large family of orphans at Oxford Orphanage, will appear in Edenton Wednesday as guests of Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M. The singing class, now on a tour in the eastern part of the State, will pre sent an interesting program consist ing of songs, recitations, dialogues and rhythm band numbers in the au ditorium of the Edenton school, at night, beginning at 8 o’clock. There will be no admission charged, but an offering will be taken, this being one of the methods of secur ing funds with which to help In maintaining the orphanage. The youngsters usually present an interesting and worth-while program, and this year’s entertainment is said to hold up the reputation of former years. S. C. Mills is chairman of the or phanage committee of Unanimity Lodge, and will have charge of ar rangements. The children will be guests overnight and Mr. Mills will greatly appreciate hearing from any one who will be willing to accommo date any of the children. Fishing Season Open; Licenses Necessary The season for fishing in inland waters opened on May 20, according to J. G. Perry, game warden, who says that fishermen must have their new license in order to fish without violating the law. Mr. Perry also calls the attention of fishermen to the limit for the day’s catch and the size of fish caught. Presbyterian Church Calls Regular Pastor The Rev. D. C. Crawford, Jr., of Richmond, Va., arrived last Friday to be pastor of the Presbyterian Church here. Mr. Crawford will be the first pas tor to hold services in the local Pres byterian Church since the Rev. Leon ard Topping left around five years ago. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 o’clock each Sunday morning, with preaching services starting at 11 o’clock. The young people’s services will be held each Sunday evening at 7 o’clock. Mr. Crawford wishes to announce that a vacation Bible School has been planned for the latter part of June, and a revival service will be held beginning June 28th and lasting through July 3rd, with the Rev. Gower Crosswell, of the Chinquapin Presbyterian Church, holding these services. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 21, 1942. Legion Auxiliary . Ready For Poppy Day On Saturday Efforts Will Be Made to , Sell 1,200 Poppies During Day FUNDSNEEDED Corps of Volunteers Of fer Services as Sales ladies In Drive Poppy Day will be observed next Saturday when 1,200 popples will be put on sale by members of the Aux iliary of Ed Bond Post of the Amer ican Legion, and Mrs. Edna White, president of the Auxiliary, is hopeful that, as in former years, every poppy will be sold.. Due to the present world conflict, this year’s number of poppies has been increased from 1,000 to 1,200. In charge of the poppy sale is Mrs. Jesse White, Poppy Day chairman, who has also arranged to send a num ber of salesladies to Hertford, where a Legion Post has been organized, but no Auxiliary has as yet been formed. Mrs. White has an adequate corps of volunteers who will work the entire day, or at least until the supply of poppies is exhausted, bring ing the flowers of patriotic remem brance to everyone in both towns. Poppy Day has been observed by the Legion and Auxiliary members annually in America for the past 20 years. More than 13,000,000 of the flowers have been made this year by disabled veterans for the Auxiliary, the largest number since the obser vance of Poppy Day was begun 20 years ago. Orders for the poppies from Auxiliary units everywhere have been increased this year in an ticipation of greatly increased de f mand for the flowers of patriotic re membrance. Every man, woman and child is asked to buy and wear a poppy on ■ Saturday in honor of the men who have given their lives for America, the proceeds going to bring relief to veterans and their families, as well as to answer calls for relief of needy , families of men now in the service of j their country. There is no particu lar charge made for the poppies, but \ the Auxiliary membership is hopeful , that those buying the poppies will be \ as generous as possible. Tobacco Tags Present 1 Program Next Tuesday One of the best known hillbillies ' groups of the South, the “Tobacco Tags,” will present a program in the ■ school auditorium Tuesday night, 1 May 26, at 8:30 o’clock. The enter tainment is sponsored by the Belle 1 Bennett Circle of the Methodist Church. ‘ JULIA BURTON, CHARLOTTE BUNCH IN MUSIC RECITAL Mrs. Leon Lewis will present Julia Burton and Charlotte Bunch in a piano recital on Monday evening, . June Ist, at 8 o’clock, in the high school auditorium. The public is in vited to attend. I_.__ _ __ A _ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SECRETARY c.l McCullers reviews activities of ORGANIZATION AS HE LEAVES FOR ARMY Expresses Hope That Edenton and Chowan Coun ;■ ty Will Prosper In Modern Progress As In Tradition and History Because C. L. McCullers, secretary of the Edenton-Chowaii Chamber of Commerce, expects to enter the United States Army in the very near ■ future, and thus his tenure of office as secretary coming to a close, he , has prepared a report of the activi ties of the Association for the bene fit of not only members, but the “Citizenry as a whole. He has served as secretary for 20 months, and though the two years have been fill ed with memorable events, and a sense of pride should exist in what has actually been achieved, yet Mr. McCullers feels that none should be entirely satisfied in what has actually been achieved, urging that the Cham ber of Commerce should look forward to the years just ahead with greater determination to build a bigger and better Edenton and Chowan County. “No one year’s work is complete in itself,’ says Mr. McCullers, “for a project begun this year may not reach completion in two or three years to come, but seed sown over years past, if property nourished, , will, some day, produce results. There is a constant stream of work Dr. H. Haddon Dudley Speaker For Class’42 Graduating Exercise “How Much of What Do I Need” Was Subject Os Speaker AWARDS 122 Had Perfect At tendance Record Dur ing Past Year Speaking to the Edenton High School graduates Friday night, Dr. H. Haddon Dudley, president of Chowan College at Murfreesboro, con tributed his share to the 1942 com mencement exercises which all in all were far above the average. Though presenting serious admonition to the young people, Dr. Dudley interspers ed his remarks with a vein of humor which made his address much to the liking of all who heard him. iSpeaking immediately following a beautiful rendition of “America” by a chorus led by Mrs. M. A. Hughes, the speaker said “we can maintain our liberty only by trusting in the God of fathers.” As a prelude to his address, the speaker paid tribute to the schools of the land, which have shown rapid progress in the face of disastrous wars. “It is very easy nowadays to be tempted to make easy money and make it quickly,” said the speaker, which prompted the topic of his re marks, “How Much of What Do I Need?” He told the graduates that they must decide how to grow, ad vising that by grappling with various problems tended to build character. “During your school life you have been obliged to take various kinds of examinations at intervals,” said Dr. Dudley, “but for the most part you had some sort of idea what these examinations would deal with and a general idea of the kind of questions to be asked. However, as you leave school to take your place in society, you will have examinations every dav, not knowing when and what they will be and -upo*i your decision will de pend. to a large extent your success in life.” The gist of Dr. Dudley’s remarks had to do with advising the graduates to check on their mentality to fit the job they have in mind as their life’s work. “Do you day dream or follow the urge to accomplish any particular thing? Have you learned enough to, ■ be a good cooperative worker in so ciety? Can you convey your ideas so another fellow understands you ? Have you learned to accept obliga tions willingly and will you carry out these obligations if your capacity allows? Is there in your life an unifying faith in God and man?” “These,” he said, “together with the fitting into a job the right kind of personality, must be considered if a successful career is to be antici pated. “The sphere of opportunity is un limited,” Dr. Dudley said, “for the more discoveries which are made, the more there is to be discovered and the (Continued on Page Six) y to be done and in these times of dis : tress and uncertainly, it behooves ! each of us to redouble our efforts on ' the basis of service to our commun i ity, our nation and our fellow man.” i As a parting message, Mr. Mc ■ Cullers made this statement: “Every day of my stay in Edenton ■ has been most pleasant and my work . with the good people here has been a [ constant joy and as I go into the • Service, I leave you with the con i fidence that this work will continue ; and hope that it will be my good . fortune to come back some day and i find Edenton and Chowan County rich in the prosperity of modem progress, as it is now wealthy in tradition and l history. Thank you for your splen ' did cooperation all along and may t your efforts continue for the up building and advancement of dear old > Edenton and Chowan.” t Below Secretary McCullers lists > some of the activities of the Chamber i of Commerce since the annual meet , ing July 1, 1941: Secured largest membership in the ’ history of the organisation totaling ■ 136 memberships held by 81 sub (Continued on Page Three) Chowan Democrats Name W. D. Prudcn Chairman Os County Executive Group In Australia A JLM E. L. HOLLOWELL, JR. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hollowell received a cablegram on Mother’s 'Day, May 10, from their son, E. L. Hollowell, Jr., to the effect that he had arrived isafely in Australia and was feeling fine. [ocaTDeieries Must Be Limited Effective June Ist Federal Regulations Al low Only One Deliv ery Per Day MANDATORY Some Edenton Merch ants Have Already Reduced Service New federal regulations limiting the scope of local deliveries will not be effective until June 1, it was an nounced by Mrs. Grace Dobson, sec retary of the Edenton Merchants As sociation. Originally, the regulations were to have been effective May 15, but the date was postponed because of inability of some local carriers to effect route changes. “Edenton merchants for some time have voluntarily reduced deliveries,’' said Mrs. Dobson, “but we hope that the customers now will appreciate the fact that this new order makes reduced delivery service mandatory. No Edenton merchant has it within his discretion to provide extra ser vice.” Mrs. Dobson pointed out that the regulation prohibits the making of more than one delivery per day to any customer. It also forbids “call backs” in case a customer is away when the first delivery is made. The prohibition against call-hacks in cludes pick-up service, such as laun dry collections. The secretary explained that the order also forbids special deliveries, and this is interpreted to mean a de livery by vehicle made at the special instance or request of a particular person other than as a part of a reg ular scheduled delivery service. “I am sure,” said Mrs. Dobson, “that Edenton people will cooperate willingly and cheerfully in the obser vance of this war measure.” 11 New Tire Permits Issued Monday Night Permits for 11 new tires, 12 tubes and 12 recap tires were issued by the Chowan Tire Rationing Board at its meeting Monday night. Those securing new tires were: F. E. Driggs, farmer, tire and tube; L. G. Layton, farmer, tire; W. B. White, farmer, tire and tube; G. M. Byrum, Edenton, tire and tube; C. W. Ward, logging and farming, tire and tube; E. V. Bunch, trucking and farming, tire and tube; Virginia-Carolina Transportation Co., common carrier, tire and tube; Lester A. Deese, veter inarian, tire and tube; J. D. Small, farm agent, tube; L. M. Johnson, mail carrier, 3 tires. Retreaded tires were issued to the following: Chowan County Board of Education, school transportation, tire; Barrow and Goodwin, bottling soft drinks, 2 tires; Thomas O. Harrell, farmer, 2 tires; J. C. Pearce, fishing, 2 tires; Eli T. Byrum, farmer 2 tires; J. Wallace Goodwin, tire; C. D. Privott, tire; T. L. Ward, tire. I This newspaper it atom- I loted in the tatfUary I where AdvarUiert st| TJwint.inflf Co rer Year. {Succeeds B. W. Evans, Who Held Position Nine Years NAME DELEGATES Gas and Tire Situation Will Have Effect on Attendance Chowan County Democrats, meet ing in a county convention Saturday afternoon elected W. D. Pruden as chairman of the county executive committee, succeeding B. W. Evans. It is a position held for nine years by Mr. Evans, who succeeded C. E. Kramer in 1933, when the latter was appointed Edenton postmaster. Aside from Mr. Pruden, Mrs. E. N. Elliott was re-elected vice chair man, and E. W. Spires was elected secretary to succeed Richard D. Dixon, who resigned following his appointment as Superior Court judge. After calling the meeting to order, Mr. Evans requested the chairmen of the various precincts to retire in order to name the new officers, alter which Mr. Pruden presided. The principal order of business was to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention which will convene in Raleigh Friday. The gas oline and tire situation had its effect upon those who could and would be able to represent the county, and af ter discussion, it was agreed to name all who were present as delegates, in addition to a few who were not > present. The delegates, therefore, will be W. D. Pruden, B. W. Evans, J- G. Campen, T. C. Byrum, John W. Graham, Charlie Griffin, John F. ■ White, R. C. Rolland, Charlie Belch, T. L. Ward, J. N. Smith, Mark Bunch, Frank V. White, R. A. Beas ley, Mrs. W. D. Pruden, Mrs. George Wood, Mrs. John Lee Spruill, W. H. Dail, E. W. Spires, J. Edwin Bufflap, Marvin Wilson, R. L. Pratt, J. A. Bunch, T. Wallace Jo’-esi, Philip Mc- Mullan, J. N. Pruden, T. A. Berry man, Medlin Belch, W. J. Taylor, Maurice 1,. Bunch. M-s. A. S. Bush, j Mrs. E. X. Elliott, Hector Lupton, ! and W. H. Pierce. ; j Chowan County is entitled to 10 I votes in the State Convention, it be ' I ing agreed that if 20 could attend, each delegate would be entitled to j half a vote and that if under 10 at tend, the strength of each delegate ’ | would be increased so that the entire ' countys vote could be cast in any ’ matter coming before the Conven tion. Before the meeting adjourned, a t rising vote of thanks was tendered l Mr. Evans in token of appreciation ' for his interest and services as chair man for the past nine years. Mr. ‘ Evans said he was grateful for the I expression of thanks, and that while the chairmanship required a consider able amount of work and time, he al , ways endeavored to perform the du ‘ ties t’o the best of his ability and that he will continue to be interested in the progress of the Democratic ’ Party. Delegates to the County Conven ! tion were: East Edenton—R. L. Pratt, Mrs. . 1 John Lee Spruill, J. A. Bunch, C. T. Griffin, Marvin Wilson, Shelton W. j Moore, E. W. Spires, Miss iSallie I I (Continued on Page Eight) 10,765 Apply For War Ration Books In Chowan County 114 Refused Books Due To Excess Sugar On Hand Figures turned over to Miss Willie ’ Love Morgan, secretary of the Chow ! an Rationing Board, by W. J. Taylor, Chowan sugar and gasoline adminis | trator, show that 10,765 applications were made for war ration books in ’ the recent sugar registration. Os this number, 10,651 books were is ’ sued, the remaining 114 receiving no ' books due to having an excess amount , of sugar on hand. During the regis [ tration 583 stamps were taken from . books issued which represented more sugar on hand than was allowed at the time. | In the county 66 retailers and 5 wholesalers and 34 institutional and . industrial applications were pre sented.

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