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The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Bnfflap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
Broad Street, Eden ton, N. C.
J. EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor
"ECTOR LUPTON Advertising Mgr.
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Entered as second-class matter August 30,
1984, at the post office at Edenton, North Caro
lina, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1942
THIS WEEK’S BIBLE THOUGHT:
THE SUPPORT OF FAITH: And immediately Jesus
Stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and sakl unto
him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt.
Need For Action
If the picture is as dark as was pointed at the meet
ing of Town Council on Tuesday night relative to the
sale of cheap unfortified wine and the resultant drunk
enness, rowdyism and disregard of law and order ana
the rights of other citizens, then to break up the nuis
ance and menace, Town Council should go further than
merely regulate hours so that Ibis beverage cannot be
6old over the week-end
The operators of businesses where beer and wine
are sold have a responsibility and The Herald has no
patience with the effort at Tuesday night’s meeting to
pass the buck to colored ministers in town or the police
either. An operator of any business, be he white or
colored, can and should have a great deal to do with
operating a decent business and one which is not a dis
grace to any community and reason for wholesale com
plaints and criticism by those living in the neighbor
hood. Disregard for law and the rights of others win
be indulged in only so far as proprietors of cases or
filling stations will allow. It can be regulated if there
is any desire to do so within the places of business ana
outside the building, the police can be called to break
up any disorder.
It has been reported that at some of these cases,
4nd even at a filling station on North Broad Street,
boys and girls in their teens can purchase wine, ana
that so unruly are the crowds hanging around at timeffl
that it is unsafe for a woman or children to pass.
Rowdyism, indecent language and a continuous fuss,
it is said, prevails about some of these places and those
living in the neighborhood are deprived of their rest
and other rightful privileges.
So acute has the nuisance become, if what is heard is
true, that the belief has been advanced that unless it
is curbed nothing short of murder will materialize. In
fact, numerous fights and cutting scrapes have alreaay
Every citizen in Edenton has a right to live in his
home unmolested and travel the streets and sidewalkis
without fear of harm or insult. But according to the
story as told to Town Council such is far from the case
in some sections, especially from Friday night through
There is a legal phase to be considered in prohibiting
sale of this beverage between certain hours, but it
seems to The Herald, that if conditions are as bad as
reported, there should be little trouble in declaring
some of the places public nuisamces and revoke licenses
to sell the beverage. If one or two places were deprived
of their licenses, it would not be long before all other
places would, see to it that their business is conductea
on a higher plane in order to eliminate complaint ana
There is another remedy, too, for if the places are as
obnoxious as reported, those who are affected have me
privilege, and it is their duty, to report to the next
grand jury and if conditions warrant, the place can,
and no doubt, will be padlocked, thus depriving the
owners of doing any business whatever.
Police claim that of arrests made for drunkenness,
nine out of ten say they became intoxicated by drinking
unfortified wine. Police also say they frequently patrol
the places in question, but upon their arrival orderliness
prevails, hut are told that it lasts only until they are
out of sight.
If rowdyism, indecent language and fighting continues
and likely murder is in the offing, it’s time for some
drastic action on the part of Town Counci, and this
action will no doubt depend upon the way the operators
of the places in question conduct their business. If any
business is conducive to robbing any law-abiding citizen
©f his or her rights and privileges, then isuch business
should have no place in the community, be it operated
by a white man or a colored man.
TJ>e matter has bestirred no little members of Town
Council and a special meeting will be held very shortly
to take some drastic action to either correct conditions
or, if necessary, revoke licenses or take other steps to
curb a condition which is now a disgrace and a menacw
to the community.
The Man Has Something:
While in Edenton early this week, Hyman Weinstein,
an Ohioan who is now located at Bowers Hill, Va.,
where he has gained a nation-wide reputation as a Hor
ticulturist, advanced an idea which, it seems to The
Herald, is extremely timely at this time when Uncle
Sam is calling for the dollars from everyone to prose
cute the present war.
Mr. Weinstein said that at the present there are
about three hundred million dollars of unclaimed! de
posits now on hand in the national banks of this coun
try, the owners or heirs being unknown.
Because of the great need of money by the govern
ment, it is Mr. Weinstein’s idea to have this huge
amount of money turned into war bonds for use in the
war effort, and following the war redeem the govern
ment bonds to make government guaranteed loans at
about 3 per cent to worthy youths who desire to further
their education, and especially those who iserved their
country in the armed forces.
The cost to the government would be small, paying
only one per cent of the three per cent rate. Since it
would be expected that only about 10 per cent of the
available $800,000,000 would be used each year, the
government’s contribution would be negligible, he
By the plan the national banks would get a minimum
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C„ THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1942.
Heard and seem
By "BUFF" ——
Paul Olsson was an early riser Monday morning for
it was moving day for him and he crawled out of bed at
4 a. m. For seven years he has made his home in the
Citizens Bank Building, but he is now located in Mrs.
A. T. Bush’s building next to the telephone office,
which was the home of The Herald until July,' 1940.
Friend Paul was sweating up a storm about 8 o’clock
and because the bank building is steam-heated, a fnend
reminded him that he would have to have a stove in ms
new quarters. Os course, the friend was looking several
months ahead, but Paul’s reply was: “Not by a damea
sight do I need a stove in that place today.”
A group of Rotarians had a breakfast Tuesday morn
ing which turned out to be practically a banquet, for
though the usual bacon and eggs faced the group, u
(large platter of fried chicken was placed on the other
end of the table, which meant that the bacon and eggs
had. little show. The place of the meeting is a
“military”’ secret, but Izzy Campen says he “caught
some chickens —“over the phone”, which is a bit more
simple than going out on a dark night to catch some
frogs to serve to the hungry Tuesday morning break
And talking about “military secrets,” five of the
group of white boys who left for Fort Bragg Wednes
day of last week were rejected for army duty. One of
the number was Bob Phillips, a former member of th»
old Ambulance Company here. Before he left, I told
Bob he had a decided advantage in the Army in that
he wouldn’t be seen if marching 'behind a soldier of
average size. Upon his return, some of his friends
asked why he was turned down, to which Bob replied:
“That’s a military secret.”
Here’s one who got away from the heat last Sunday.
Packing a regular picnic dinner, my family, together
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hughes, beat it down towara
Joe Webb’s home. We fooled him, though, for driving
up to his home about midday, he might have thougnt
he was getting company for dinner. Instead, we de
toured down to the creek, boarded a boat and headed
down the river to a shady spot, where a breeze kept us
nice and cool all afternoon. It could not have been
better at any highfalutin’ resort anywhere. A nice
place was found to spread the eats and justice was dont
to that phase of the affair. But on Monday morning I
was decorated with a lot of “red badges,’’ and not for
bravery. I have no criticism for the Diety and His
works, but consam if I can figure out why in the
dickens the Good Lord ever put those pesky red bugs
in the woods.
News from the General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., is
to the effect that T. B. Williford, who went there sev
eral weeks ago in a very serious condition, is gradually
recovering. The fact that he relayed certain instruc
tions back to Edenton is proof that he is coming along
all right. T. B. sent word to Bill Goodwin to be sure
and feed his minnows, which he has in stock for fishing
bait. But even if he is making satisfactory progress,
to be confined in a hospital when fishing is going on is
an ordeal of itself.
Things began to appear normal down around the fire
station Tuesday, when Captain Dick Hall again put in
his appearance. He has been confined both in a hospital
a>id in his home for several months, and it wais the
first time he was able to hang around his favorite spot
since he became ill. He was no happier, however, than
the friends he met were to see him hobbling about again.
And speaking about the meeting of Town Council,
there were plenty of visitors on hand. Most of tnese
were due to the complaints regarding the sale of wine
over the week-end, but then Gus Moore and Jim Cates
were on deck to once more try to get some improve
ments in the cotton mill village. It was a case of all
things come to him who waits, for they were finally
assured that the Town will go 50-50 on putting cement
sidewalks on streets in the village. Then Mike and
Fletcher Harris, all diked out in their Boy Scout out
fits were on hand, just to get an idea of running the
Town’s business in connection with their Scouting
activities. Former Mayor Eddie Spires was also a
visitor and here’s betting a stogie he didn’t envy Mayor
Jack McMullan’s seat at the head of the table. Over
two hours were consumed in discussing the wine nuis
ance and when the matter was finally disposed of, Mr.
Moore was given the floor. In his opening remarks
Mr. Moore said, ‘‘l don’t want to discuss how drunk
folks get, but I do want to get their feet out of the
One colored woman at the meeting brushed up front
during the wine discussion and said, “I understand a
person can be arrested for being drunk and swearing on
the street.” Mayor McMullan informed her that there
is a law to such effect, but that a warrant would have
to be sworn out. “If you want anybody arrested Mr
violating the ordinance,” he said, “call the police ano
they will bring them in.” She hesitated and then re
plied, “Lawdy, You’ll have to send, a truck to haul em
Maybe it was because Town Councilmen were paid
off Tuesday night that they had to have a long meeting.
Each one received six months’ pay— whoopee, an even
dozen dollars. Business ought to pick up in town now.
In fact, the way some members of the Board feel, the
salary (doesn’t that sound big,) ishould be more than a
measley $24 a year or else nothing at all. Anyway, tnt
boys took the check in payment for the time served on
the Board and the cussing and criticism taken for six
A much needed rain arrived Wednesday afternoon.
It was very welcome to those who have crops or gardens
badly needing moisture, but on the other hand It
knocked in the head a number of fishing trips by some
who were observing the Wednesday half holiday. Yon
see, even the Lord Himself cannot satisfy everybody
fee for their services and thousands of youths would
benefit from the loans, while during the war period, the
government would receive a substantial boost to de
fense in war bond purchases.
Off hand, The Herald would say Mr. Weinstein baa
something. - . - - ,
“Ainlcha Goin’ T’school ?”
•*Naw. I Washed Me Face an’ Teacher Thought I Looked Pall
an’ Sen) Me Home”*
Wood Will Take Place
Os Coal And Oil As Fuel
In view of the present transporta
tion shortage, the Government is
suggesting that farmers and peopile
in small towns Use wood as fuel in
stead of coal and oil, where feasible.
R. W. Graeber, Extension forester
of N. C. State College, says that the
use of wood fuel has great possibili
ties in North Carolina for the heat
ing of homes, curing tobacco, heating
schools and in smaller industries
where equipment can be readily
changed from coal-burning to wood
The foreister said a ton of dry wood
is equal in heat units to about a half
ton of soft coal. Different kinds of
wood vary in weight from about 1%
to more than 2 tons per cord.
“The maximum heating results are
secured from well-seasoned or thor
oughly air-dried wood,” Graeber said.
“Such wood will then contain about
15 to 20 percent moisture by total
weight. Fuel wood requires from
six months to a year to season pro
perly. If it is intended for next
winter’s -consumption, the wood
should be cut not later than this
The Extension worker said that
farmers, in providing themselves with
fuel for their winter use, can place
their woodlands in good growing con
dition at the same time. “Utilize
the poorer species,” he suggested;
“the dead, crooked, defective and
heavy limbed trees not suitable for
commercia use. Thils thinning-out
process will give the good trees a bet
ter chance to grow into saw-timber
Farmers who have stacks of wood
alongside the road should find a
ready market for surplus fuel, “and
this is one time that surpluses will
mean extra profit for the farmer,”
Sacred Heart Feast At
Catholic Church Sunday
On June 14 will be observed the
Sunday Within the Octave of the
Festival of the Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus at St. Ann’s Catholic Church,
announced Rev. F. J. McCourt, pas
tor, who will preach on “The Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus” during the
Holy Sa rifice of the Mai&s that will
start at 10:30 a. m.
Everybody is invited to these and
all other services that begin every Ist
and 2nd Sunday of the month at
10:30 a. m., and every 3rd, 4th and
sth Sunday of the month at 8 a. m.
Confessions are heard for half hour
before each service.
SUMMER SCHOOL HOSTESS
Miss Lena Jones, popular member
of the Edenton schoel faculty, will
leave today (Thursday) for Asheville,
where she will remain iseveral months
as summer school hostess at Ashe
NIK THAT SHEER OFF MIS FACE/
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flit SAVINGS BONDS & STAMPS
V. S. Treetmy Department
COUNTY COUNCIL MEETS
l The Chowan Council of Farm
Women met Saturday afternoon at
the Community House at Cross
Roads. The meeting was opened by
1 singing “America,” after which the
Lord’s Prayer was repeated.
Mrs. Z. W. Evans, president of the
Chowan Club, extended an invitation
to all cluhs to feel free to use the
Community House and especially to
use the new library.
The roll was called and the min
utes of the last meeting were read
and approved. The treasurer’s report
was read and accepted.
The nutrition class which will be
taught by Miss Colwell in Edenton
The club members decided to have
canteen courses at Cross Roads,
Rocky Hock and Gliden in the near
future. These courses will be taught
by Miss Colwell in order that club
members and others interested may
receive training to prepare for an
emergency in the county.
A motion was made by Mrs. S. E.
1 Morris and seconded by Mrs. W. A.
’ Harrell, not to have the County-wide
| picnic this year.
The report of the nominating com
’ mittee was read and the nominees
were voted on. The newly elected
; officers are as follows: President,
Mrs. R. H. Hollowell; vice president.
1 Mrs. Percy Smith; secretary and
treasurer. Miss Inez Perry; song
: leader, Mrs. Joe Byrum, and pianist,
Mrs. W. H. Saunders.
Mrs. A.- D. Ward, president of
Ward’s Club, made an interesting talk
on Parliamentary Law.
Chowan Club was hostess and
served delicious refreshments.
Husband (testifying in court) —
Garrulous? Why, I have to go to
football matches every Saturday to
get a quiet afternoon.
■ Capudlne acts fast because it’s!
■ liquid, relieving pains of neuralgia I
■ quickly, pleasantly. Soothes upset I
■ nerves. Use only as directed. All drug- I
| gists. 10c, 30c, 60c bottles. |
Big Dress Sale
Ends June 16th
EARLY SPRING SILK DRESSES
AT BIG REDUCTIONS
See Our Sheer Summer Dresses—
Plenty For Your Selection—
SUCK SUITS AND SUCKS
$ I MON’S
"STORE OF VALUES" **
I HERTFORD, N. C.
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Branch Litany Now
Open At Mackeys
Open Wednesday and
From 5 to 6 O’clock
A branch of the Washington Coun
ty library now under the supervision
of the State Library Commission is
now ready to serve the public of the
Mackeys community. The library is
located in the store room of the
Mackeys Methodist Church and will
be open on Wednesday afternoons
from five to six o’clock, and on Sat
urday afternoons at the same hour.
There are a number of good books
for the juveniles and more are ex
pected soon. For adult readers there
are books of light fiction as well as
some of the best non-fiction.
Rev. John T. Byrum
Weds Helen Brett
The marriage of Miss Helen Man
gum Brett, of Murfreesboro, daugh
ter of the late Edgar Brett and the
late Mary Darden Brett, of Mur
freesboro, to the Rev. John Thomas
Byrum, of Tyner, took place Sunday
afternoon, May 24, at 3 o’clock, at
the home of the bride. The cere
mony was performed by the Rev.
Paul Nickens, pastor of the Mur
freesboro Baptist Church, before an
i improvised altar of mixed spring
t flowers with greenery and lighted
s cathedral candles. The wedding
/ music was played by Miss Rosalie
» Liverman, of Murfreesboro, and be
fore the ceremony Mrs. Roger Wat
, son, of Norfolk, Va., sang “Until”
[ and “Because.”
5 The bride was given in marriage
, by her uncle, Colgate W. Darden, of
Franklin, Va. She was attired in a
navy sheer crepe, with navy and
I white accessories and a corsage of
Talisman roses and lilies of the val
" ley. Miss Margaret Brett, of Mur
s freesboro, was her sister’s maid of
' honor. She wore a dress of light
1 blue sheer crepe and a shoulderette
of vari-colored sweet peas.
? Little Miss Frances Clark Welch,
’ of Ahoskie, was ring bearer. She
f wore a dress of pink net and carried
the ring in the heart of a lily. Mrs.
3 George Neblet, of Murfreesboro, was
r mistress of ceremonies and was
1 gowned in a victory blue crepe and
her corsage was of sweet peas.
Mr. and Mrs. Byrum are at home
3 The bride is a cousin of Colgate W.
Darden, Jr., Governor of Virginia,
~ and received her education at Chowan
1 Mr. Byrum is pastor of Ballards
’ Bridge Baptist Church, near Tyner.
* Navy submarines could travel from
' New York to Yokohama and back
For General Repair
Work, Electric and
A. S. SMITH
King Street Edenton