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Volume IX. —Number 22.
• Legion Auxiliary
Secures $104.54 By
Sale Os Poppies
Mrs. Jesse White Ex
Josie White Wins First
• Prize For Selling
As in previous years, the Auxiliary
of Ed Bond Post disposed of its quo
taos poppies last Saturday. During
the day 1,200 poppies were disposed
of which netted $104.54.
In connection with the observance
of Poppy Day, Mrs. Jesse White has
issued the following statement:
“Due to illness in the family I was
unable to serve as poppy chairman as
previously announced. So I wish to
take this opportunity to thank the
members of the Auxiliary for having
taken over my responsibility, and for
bringing about the most successful
and profitable poppy sale that our
organization has ever had.
“I feel especially indebted to the
'following members who worked out
the details of the sale: Miss Nannie
Ward, Mrs. D. M. Reaves, Mrs. C. E.
Kramer, Mrs. R. L. Pratt and • Mrs.
Shelton Moore. To Mrs. West By
rum for the attractive and timely
window displays and to the following
merchants who made the above pos
sible: Leggett & Davis, Quinn Furni
ture Co., A. R. Chappell, Cherry
Boyce and Iredell Florist.
“The Junior Auxiliary and other
children are to be highly compliment
ed for their interest and cooperation
in the sale of 1,200 poppies which
brought $104.64. Josie White won
| v first prize for having sold the most
poppies and Dorothy Lee ChestWUtt
won second place.
“I wish to thank the public for
their cooperative spirit and generos
ity in making this worthy cause a
Legion Will Elect
Other Very Important
Business Will Also
Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion will meet in monthly session
Tuesday night in the Red Men hall
at 8 o'clock. This will be a very im
portant meeting in that new officers
wifi be elected as well as delegates
Qr» chosen to attend the State convention |
* to be held in Asheville. Also sche
duled for this meeting is a discussion
of Boys’ State.
John A. Holmes is present com
mander of the Post, and has rounded
jV", out four years in that capacity, hav
-1 || ing served two successive two-year
, V terms. Because of the important
y business to be transacted, every
Legionnaire is requested to attend.
MASONS WILL CONFER
SECOND DEGREE TONIGHT
At tonight’s meeting of Unanimity
Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., the
second degree will be conferred upon,
a candidate. All members are es
pecially urged to be present.
Campen and White Again In Contest
J. G. CAMPEN
£ Both being- former legislators, J. G. Campen and John F. White, oppo-
K nents in the last election, are seeking an opportunity to letumn to Raleigh.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
I APPEALING FOR YOUR VpTE |
HERBERT C. BONNER
In a three-cornered contest for a seat in the national House of Representatives, Herbert C. Bonner is opposed
by Marvin K. Blount and Jack Edwards, both of whom hail from Greenville in Pitt County.
| Fifth Ca>_J
Though no definite information
has been received by the Chowan
County Draft Board, a fifth reg
istration myler the Selective Ser
vice Act will be held on June
30, as ordered by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Those requested to register in
tlvfc registration will be all
young imen between the ages of
18 and 19. It is imost likely
that the registration will be
handled similar to the previous
ones, with those included requir
ito register at the Armory and
Community Building at Cross
At present wily men between
20 and 45 are subject to be in
ducted into service, but there fe
some speculation that the age
may be reduced to 19 years.
I. Clarence Leary
Edenton Lions Club
Officers Chosen at Meet
ing of Club Mon
Almost every member of the Eden
ton Lions Club was present at Mon
day night’s meeting, when new offi
cers of the club were elected. As the
result of the election J. Clarence
Leary was chosen president, succeed
ing Ralph Parrish. Other officers
elected were: J. P. Partin, first vice
president; L. H. Haskett, second vice
president; J. Frank White, Jr., third
vice president; W. J. Taylor, secre
tary and treasurer; tail twister,
“Honest Bill” Gaylord; Lion Tamer,
Nathan Dail; board of directors, T.
J. Wood and Grady Love; music
directors, Oscar Duncan and Earl
County Agent C. W. Overman, a
guest at the meeting, asked the Lions
to cooperate in manning the air
plane listening post near J. A.
Webb’s farm, which is now operating
on a 24-hour basis. The club volun
teered 100 per cent. Other guests
were N. C. Canterberry and H. G.
Edwards, who are in Edenton in con
nection with the proposed project of
draining the Bear Swamp area, and
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JOHN F. WHITE
Edenton, Chowan County/North parolina, Thursday, May 28,1942.
Begins Today To
Raise SI6OO Fund
Navy Relief, USO and
Chinese Relief Badly
In Need of Money
Beginning today (Thursday) a cam
paign will be launched to raise
$1,600, which is intended to go to
ward meeting Chowan County’s
quotas for Navy Relief, USO, and
Chinese Relief. Recently the drives
were consolidated in order to elimi
nate effort on the part-of canvassers,
as well as being less burdensome on
those who would necessarily be so
licited for all three of the funds.
T. C. Byrum is chairman of the
joint committee, with J. H. .Conger
in charge of the Navy Relief Geddes
Potter heading the USO, and Mayor
J. H. McMullan looking after Chin
The $1,600 quota is broken down
as follows: Navy Relief, $500; USO,
S6OO, and Chinese Relief, SSOO.
A house-to-house canvass is pro
posed in an effort to raise the quota,
with Mrs. John F. White represent
ing the Parent-Teacher Association,
and Mrs. Edna White representing
the Legion Auxiliary, in charge of
the canvass in Edenton. In the
county the Rev. Frank Cale will be
in charge, while Prof. D. F. Walker
will head up the work among the
The canvassing committees in
Ed.enton selected by Mrs. John F.
White and Mrs. Edna White follow:
Main St. from Queen to Hicks—
Mrs. Albert Byrum, Miss Nancy
Main St., from Queen to Free
mason—Mrs. R. L. Pratt.
Blount St.—Mrs. W. D. Pruden.
West King St.—Mrs. J. W. Davis.
East King St.—Mrs. R. F. Elliott.
Queen St., East —Mrs. E. .J. Griffin.
Queen St., West—Mrs. West Byrum
Water St.—Mrs. Dan Carter.
Church St., West—Mrs. John F.
Church St., East—Mrs. Thomas J.
Gale St.—Mrs. Jimmy Partin.
Granville St.—Mrs. Philip Mc-
Mullan and Mrs. W. 0. Elliott, Jr.
Eden St., West—Mrs. P. T. Owens.
Eden St., East—Mrs. Charles T.
Court St.—Mrs. Louis HarrelL
Colonial Square—Mrs. Charles L.
Albemarle St.—Miss Edna Goodwin
Oakum St.—Miss Catherine Shump. ,
Mosely St.—Mrs. Leon Leary.
Mill Village—Mrs. Eva Alexander.
Chairman Walker has appointed
the following colored canvassers:
Rev. L. G. Nichols, Rev. E. S. Park
er, Rev. T. O. Diggs and Rev. S. N.
The need for funds for all three
purposes is very great, the Navy Re
lief Society now caring for the emer
gency needs of families and de
pendents of Navy, Marine Corps and
Coast Guard men, which is gradually
The USO is a consolidation of six
various agencies organized for the
purpose of providing wholesome
amusement and recreation for mem
bers of the armed forces.
Relief for the Chinese is self-ex
planatory. the needs In this war-torn
country being more than can be
J. L. PETTUS IMPROVING
J. L. Pettus, who has been con
fined to the General Hospital in Nor
folk, Va., for over two weeks, is Im
proving and gradually recovering
from an operation. His condition is
satisfactory, though it is not known
just when he can return home.
MARVIN K. BLOUNT
Recently The Herald carried a
story & the effect that 123
ChowamyLbunty boys were in the
armed forces of the country.
Quite a number of comments
.were heard regarding the story,
it being the opinion that more
men were in the service.
As a matter of fact, the fig
ures were secured from the
Chowan Draft Board, and repre
sented only those who had volun
teered for duty,, including the
To be correct, there are now
253 Chowan boys in the service
of Uncle Sam, aside from the 123
previously reported, there having
been 130 inducted, of which 68
were white men and 63 colored.
For Army Service
Group Is Scheduled to
Leave on Special Bus
Chowan County’s Draft Board has
been ordered to send 35 white men
to be inducted into the Army, the
group being scheduled to leave the
Edenton Armory on a special bus
next Wednesday morning at 10:05
Os this number, 11 were registered
in the first and second registrations
and includes Archie Henderson Lay
ton, Ralph Britton Ward, Daniel
Timothy Ward, Jr., Grice Norman
Tynch, William Henry Spivey, Wal
ter Frank Phillips, Eather Clarence
Alexander, Macon Woodrow Hughes,
Cylde Sawyer, Lester Mahola Pierce,
Estes Octavious Copeland.
The remainder of the group comes
from the third registration on Feb
ruary 16, and includes: Thomas Wil
liam Elliott, James Arnold Franklin,
Floyd F. Cayton, Robert Marvin
Hobbs, Eugene Irving Garrett, Cecil
William Alexander, Albert Sidney
Smith, Jr., Ivan Bunch, Erwin Cason
Griffin, Isaac Lester Jordan, Charles
Hampton Sutton, Robert M. Phillips,
Herbert Wesley Twiddy, Lindsay Ray
Williams, Leon Wilbur Byrum, Er
nest Leo Dixon, Melvin Aline Byrum,
Joe Elbert Spruill, Sidney Daughtrey
Hollowell, William Merritt Cozart,
William Adrian Ward, Guy Estes
Hollowell, Lester James Jackson,
John Hubert Byrum.
Final Report boosts
Cancer Fund To $192
Mrs. John F. White, in submitting
her final figures in the recent drive
to raise funds to combat cancer, re
ports that $192 has been collected
in Chowan County for the purpose.
The final canvasser to report was
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, with member
ships by R. N. Hines and Mrs. 0. C.
Byrum, and donations by Mrs. J. A.
Boyce, Mrs. W. T. Satterfield and
Mrs. C. D. Stewart.
Center Hill Voting
Place Will Be At
Evans Mill Office
For the benefit of voters in
the Center Hill Precinct, The
Herald calls attention to an er
ror in the list of polling places
published last week. The voting
place for the Center Hill Pre
cinct was listed at L. W. Belch’s
store, when as a matter of fact,
it will be at the Evans Mill office.
Primary Election Saturday
Apparently Claims Little
Attention Os Many Voters
Stores Begin Half
Beginning next Wednesday,
stores generally in Edenton will
observe a half holiday during the
tnonths of June, July and August.
County and City offices will also
observe the half-day holiday,
these offices, together with the
following stores, closing at 1
o’clock every Wednesday:
Spivey Store, Elliott Co., Pres
ton’s, Rose’s,, Western Auto As
sociate Store, S. Hobowsky,
Cuthrell’s Department Store, J.
E. Ward’s Shoe Shop, G. M. By
rum, A. S. Hollowell, Chestnutt
Cleaners, Oglesby Bros., Iredell
Florist, Goodwin’s Quality Store,
Flynn’s Grocery, Campen’s, W. I.
Cozzens, Quinn Furniture Co.,
i Badham Bros., Ziegler & Son.
L H. Haskett Calls
Meeting Red Cross
Purpose to Perfect Or
ganization Ready For
Having recently been appointed as
chairman of the Chowan County Red
Cross Disaster Committee, Leroy H.
Haskett has called a meeting with
the chairmen of the various commit
tees to be held tonight (Thursday)
at 8 o’clock, in the Municipal Build
ing. These chairmen fn elude the
Survey— W. M. Wilkins.
Rescue—A. E. Jenkins.
I Medical Rid—Mrs. Elliott Belch.
1 Food, Shelter and Clothes—Miss
, Transportation and Communication
—T. J. Wood.
Registration and Information—J.
Fund Raising and Public Informa
i tion-—Ralph Parrish.
1 Central Purchase and Supplies
! Frank Holmes.
The purpose of this meeting is to
| perfect a well oiled organization in
1 order to be ready for any emergency
which might arise, Mr. Haskett being
informed from the district area head
-1 quarters in Alexandria, Va., that an
organization must be set up at once
1 following notification by President
Roosevelt that the Red. Cross would
be solely responsible for prepara
tions to cope with any disaster.
Mr. Haskett is especially anxious
to have all the members of his com
Johnnie Bunch Is
Promoted To Corporal
Johnnie P. Bunch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Bunch, has recently been
promoted from Private First ciass to
the rank of corporal, according to an
announcement by the authorities at
the Air Corps Proving Ground at
Eglin Field, Florida.
Corporal Bunch has been in the
Army since July 23, 1941.
Both Want To Be Judge of Recorder’s Court
l CHARLIE T. GRIFFIN *
I Because John W. Graham is not a candidate for re-election, Charlie T.
Griffin and Marvin Wilson are seeking election as Judge of Recorder's Court.
This newspaper is ckctb
lated in the territory
where Advertisers pm
realise good results.
Standard Printing Co e *vr
220-230 R First St x
Voting Must Be Done
Between 6:30 A. M.
And 6:30 P. M.
All Three Congressional
With the Democratic primary elec
tion scheduled to be held next Satur
day, voters will again decide whom
they prefer as their officials. Due
to an off-year election, and only two
contests for Chowan County officers,
a very light vote is anticipated, and
in fact the same is apparently true
throughout the entire district. In
formation has come to The Herald
from parties who have traveled the
district that never before have they
experienced so much lack of interest
among voters, who appear to be more
interested in the war and war condi
tions than in voting.
However, for those who do vote,
attention is called to a change in
voting hours, which was made by the
■ 1941 General Assembly. The polls
I will be open from 6:30 a. m., to 6:30
p. m., war time, instead of from sun
rise to sundown. It is also to be
, noted that no ballot markers will be
allowed at the polls.
In Chowan County there are two
contests, these being for Representa
tive, where John F. White is oppos
. ing J. G. Campen, who represented
1 the County in the last General As
The other local contest is between
Charlie T. Griffin and Marvin Wil
son, who are seeking the office of
judge of Recorder’s Court. John W.
, Graham, present judge, is not a can
didate for re-election due to likely
Interest largely centers in the con
test for Congressman in which Her
. bert C. Bonner, who was placed in
office by the Democratic Congrea
i sional Committee when Congressman
Lindsay Warren resigned, is asking to
| be returned by the voters themselves.
• He is opposed, by Marvin K. Blount
and Jack Edwards, both of Green
ville. So far as Chowan County is
concerned, and the district as a whole
-for that matter, each candidate
claims the upper hand. Bonner sup
i porters even go so far as to say he
i will win without a second primary.
■ On the other hand, Blount’s support
; ers, who have left no stone unturned,
express the belief that their can<s
- date will lead Bonner and Edwards
. in the district, and especially in
; Chowan County. Jack Edwards, who
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Dr. G. N. Cowan Will
Preach In Edenton
Church On May 31st
Information early this week from
the Rev. E. L. Wells, who is spend
ing some time at Fort Worth, Texas,
is to the effect that members of the
Baptist congregation will have an
opportunity the last Sunday in May
1 to hear Dr. G. N. Cowan. Dr. Cowan
is a former pastor of the Edenton
■ Church and is the only ex-pastor of
the church still living. He has many
friends here who will welcome him
1 and be glad to hear him preach
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