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The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chews*
Herald, a partnership consisting el J. Edwin
Bufflap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South <
Broad Street, Eden ton, N. C.
J. EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor 1
NCTOR LUPTON Advertising Mgr.
One Yea. H-M 1
Entered as second-class matter August 30, j
1934, at the post office at Edenton. North Caro
lina, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Cards of thanks, obituaries, resolutions «f
respect, etc., will be charged for at regular
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1942
RIRI.R THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
DO AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY: Withhold not
good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the
power of thine hand'to do it.—Proverbs 3:27.
A Thankless Job
It isn’t unusual to hear complaints and criticism
directed at members of the Chowan War Price and
Ration Board, and undoubtedly the same is true of the
majority of boards. Which is reason to remind us ail
that these are very unusual and uncertain times during
which we all are requested to undergo inconveniences
and in some cases hardships.
After all, generally speaking, these boards have aone
a great job in handling the vexing task of rationing.
Moreover, some of those who complain and in some ]
cases almost rave would most likely be ashamed of
themselves if they were fully acquainted with the story
of rationing, how it started from scratch and is develop
ing into a piece of work which is proving an inestimable
contribution to the war effort.
Thfere isn’t a member of the local board who really
wants the job, and were it not for the urge of patriotic
duty, The Herald hasn’t the least doubt but that every
one of them would be tickled pink to resign, and at this
very minute. It is a thankless job, one which involves, 1
a lot of time and study, and even then the only re- >
muneration is more times than not only harsh words 1
from those they are trying to help. To put up with all
the work, worry', trouble and criticism on behalf of 1
their country which is at war is what the writer terms
a spirit of patriotism of the first order. On the front
lines, a man expects to be shot at, but remarks often
times hurled at members of the Ration Board, who are
only trying to perform their patriotic duty, pierce
deeper anil cause more pain than a shot or stab from
the hands of an enemy.
If the people at heme would make up their minds
that their job is to back up rationing boards and in
stead of throwing obstacles in the way, offer construc
tive suggestions, they would themselves be performing
a more patriotic duty.
Look ’Em Over
That Chowan County can be depended upon to come
across in fine shape when patriotism is involved, has
again been shown in connection with the organization
of a Home Guard Unit. After getting the approval ana
financial support of both town and county officials, it
was only a matter of presenting the opportunity to en
list in order to secure enough signatures to form a
At a meeting Friday night Lloyd E. Griffin, who has
been commissioned captain of the outfit, used no flow
ery language in explaining the duties of the outfit.
“1 hope we will not be called upon to spill any blood,”
he said, “but this is a man’s organization, and u you’re
afraid, do not join.”
That Chowan has men of courage, as well as possess
ing a feeling of patriotism, was reflected in the fact that
practically every eligible candidate present filed up to
the front and affixed his signature as a candidate.
Forty-nine had signed up to the time The Herald -
went to press Wednesday afternoon, and there are still
others who have expressed a desire to join, but who for
one reason or another have not signed up. No doubt
these will be at the Armory Friday night when actual
enlistment will be made.
When the idea of a Home Guard was first presented,
the general feeling was that it would be a good thing
for the county, providing the proper person headed the
organization, and the personnel included high calibre
men. The Herald does not hesitate to say that both
of these requisites have been complied with. Lloyd
Griffin will without doubt be a commanding officer
who will command the respect of every man under him
and his calibre of leadership will add dignity to the
unit. And on the other hand, those who have signified
their intention of joining represent a first class cross
section of the county’s citizenship and a group of men
whose purpose and integrity cannot be questioned.
Here’s hoping the services of the Chowan County
Home Guard will never be needed, but if they are, the
writer is one who is willing to predict that whatever
emergency may arise will be handled properly and in tse
best interest of all concerned.
Not Out On Limb
In saying that R. C. Holland would do a first-class
job with Chowan’s scrap metal drive, The Herald had
little fear of going out on a limb, for it was no secret
that Chairman Holland had devoted plenty of thought
to the proper handling of this county’s efforts and that
when the time arrived which would bring the best re
sults, he would be found not lacking.
Though Mr. Holland reports 140,000 pounds collected
up to Wednesday, this amount principally represents
what has been collected by school children. Os course,
the school children will play no small part in the drive,
but Mr. Holland is convinced that thousands and thous
ands of pounds of scrap is lying idly about the country -
aide which will bolster the poundage during the final
two weeks all-out effort, the date of which has nat J»t
That Mr Holland has not been lagging is reflected
owners from one end of thd county to the other who
promised to haul at least one kind of scrap if called
upon to do so. Mr. Holland has also made a survey of
the county and has discovered that there is plenty of
scrap metal available, which with the services of tho
county. t ’
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wwnnnn and SEEItf
m m **T “BUFF”
It cannot he classed as a war oaaualty, hut Smah j
Ellen Goodwin test on* of hlr host friends
the sire of a lag Wkw’s fid, was found dand If fie
police, no doubt a hit-and-run victim The Unto tote*
rambled about as uateacemd as eoahi to, ash even
taking part in the early mowing dog *wewnfies N an
Breed Street. Miss Goodwin, in toon, imputed fbemth*
police if they kueer who killed her dogs, and if she
finds out, somebody will get past about tho worst
bowling out possible. But Sarah Kites isn’t atoms to
mourning the tees of “Teddy-* The UMto fcffiaur was
quite a companion of “Beans** Sergeant George toht
tittle bull dog, who now appears very lonely tanging
around the police station. And as a tpdlt, Shegeant
Bail thinks as much of “Beans* as Sarah Ellen ci of
“Teddy,“ having recently punched a Mum ia> a*
kisser for throwing a garbage can aft him for wo sss*«
at all. If “Beans* ever is a victim of a hth-asc-run
dr.ver, that party had better keep it as much of a secret
as the one who killed “Teddy.*
It looks as though tine weather man has no mercy at
all oa faunwers in this neck of the woods. With peer
nuts and cotton already damaged by rata* showers -«
agam the writer of the day to begin the week. Many
farmers already complain that practically all eC are
peanut vines will he imiEt for hay and that the grammes
are moulding and sprouting. The rain, too, has gr*r
ually torn cotton from the bolls, so that the yae44 has
been greatly reduced in many instances. It now appears I
as though firming this year is what Sherman said war
It’s very encouraging when meeting the boys ww
are now in the armed forces while home oa a visit as
they almost without exception say, “Buff, 1 sure enjoj
The Herald. 1 hope i don't miss a single issue.* Here'S
hoping that not a single issue goes astray, and tire
paper now has quite a wide circulation, going »
section of the globe. And ineidantvlly, Mows, l know
mail coming back home is censored, hut drop me a line.
Folks at home would enjoy reading news from your
neck of the woods as welt as you enjoy reading about
what’s going oa in these parts.
Though he has been quite ill. Parson Ashby, who now
lives in St. Augustine, Florida, has recovered enough
to drop me the following note: .
“See you have your fishing eye skinned, and want to I
say that here is the land of fishing. Where fish are
fish, and then some. In Lake Santa Maria, which is
the front yard of the two places l bought yesterday, by
actual count made by as truthful a fisherman as Carroll
Kramer or K. B. Davis, there were caught 999 black
bass, 4,597 red bass, 4J28 trout, *U*5 drum, €.743
whiting, &KS9t)> mullet, and oth%r kinds too numerous to
mention. One bass, which seemed t» he the largest,
weighed T 4 pounds. You catch alt of these fish with the
“The surf-fishing, for the ocean is near by, and (.11
just sent Dossey Pruden a dipping to show Prudto, of
the she-males that infest that beach. They are looters
from way back. He and John Graham would take in
much, and then would not get it alii and there they are
catching everything from has, red, white and bine;
jack, parr, zingel, chimera, dab, poyp, loads, brill, i
cahalot, cod, flounder, growler, haddack, mango-fish,
plaice, pout, rorqual, sprat, hoitiwilfish, mackerel, lump-;
fish, namaycush. perch, hack, physeter turbot weaver,
saury, gwiniaii, hake, beluga, manatee, gudgeon, and
so on. I understand that the catches are better than
usual. Just remember that 1 ant here, and that you, and
any and all other fishermen, i. Macs, and such are
more than welcome.
“Then come, my friend, forget your foes, atari leave
your fears behind,
“And wander forth to try your Buck, with cTreerfui,
Heck, who wants to fish where they catch ail those
kinds of fis!st, for I’d have a devil of a time deciding
what kind of fish 1 landed and couldn't even pronounce
the name of the thing if I knew what it was. Anyway,;
if live bait doesn’t soon stop dying hereabouts all tike
local fishemen will have to go to other places » try
Edenton’s Boy Scouts made what can wed be termed'
a sacrifice when at their meeting Friday night they 1
voted to turn the cannon which miorned the front lawn :
over to the scrap drive. The youngsters pulled the can
non down to the school’s scrap heap. It wasn’t a very j
pleasant job. but the boys feel that they have done a
good turn for their Uncle Sam. * _ j
There’s not a soul in The Herald office but who likes!
children, but of late the little rascals are developing
into a bloomin’ nuisance. They crave scrap paper and
rush into the office in a steady stream almost every day
in search of small pieces of waste paper. The Herald,
like every other place, is handicapped by lack as help
and the children rushing in gnd out, yelling and arguing
because there’s no paper here sometimes, and being
obliged to chase ’em out at times for tear they aright
get caught in the moving machinery, having to rinse
the door after Tern and the like greatly disrupts a small
crew trying to get some work dona. The HesaM s
glad to give this waste paper to the hoys and girts. but
hereafter messing with them will be confined to Fridays
only. That’s my day to go fishing, so that the rest: of
the crew will have to put up with the youngsters.
Marvin Wilson is now a “Jutes.* That’s what Mayer
Jack MrMullan called him after he was appointod %
! the County Commissioners to fulfill Judge John V.
Graham’s uneatpirnd tana. Some of the tmtb lawyers
tented Jack, but he test no time in tending up the ward
in a law lirtinaary. And in tort to any 'terridamry n
Items of both the judgT^'MtelLy*" So the Mayer
Da Y* Ttoi «f M.
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S—W SOWUESSM j
THE CHRISTIAN VIEW Os j
tetimiiaritianiil Sunday School Lessen
ter November L CMS
Golden Text: “Lett: marriage
be bm* in Wo* aunwmg afflL*—
Lessen Teak: Geaesfe fftiKS-SI;
Matthew Jake Jd-i |
This is tike first off a wmitt off four
interesting lessons on The Family,
the subjects bring; The Christiaan
View of Marriage, Christian Nur
ture in the FbnriiHy: Things That Mar
Family Lite: and Motives That
Strengthen. Fhariilly Lite. Owtiaaniy
evecyone wfl® agree that there is a
newi in this Band off onus for a se
rious conshterafiawii off each off these
subjects- and it is to he hoped that
this series off lessons to
be a helptel inffttaeance on the family
life off our mabaws.
When on* learns ffirroo* wSSaiMe sta
tistics that owe o«t off ewsy s« mar
riages itti tit* tmitei States ends 3k
ti*e divorce- eouartt. 3t is mattumail te> as
sume that »(WB*titani@r 3s nappiNy
wrong,. Just where tit* ttpswWke lft*s
cannot be (teffimßttelly stated, telt tib*
general assuaagtio® iis that She *wr
age coupie gives tow# ffiittfle thought toe
tie very imigiwrtamtt they age
taking,, entering Bute manriage witth
1 tile thought nm tit* tegfcgrwwnd of
their minds that iff they canoßiot live
together- “until] death db> as tMt,"
that a judge cam <ft# the partiinsg in a
i ptarik. _ _ !
AMted Xewhersy; 3m am antifcite in
TV Holy Ones Magggteh, <«n tEbfte
’ subject. otecHanesi, in parti, '“lff F®*
approach tit* iimarriagel rei!attii#®ishiiip
with tite W'rf that yea cam get «t
of it if : t hrs.-omes tow# Baird, Sitae® y , ( , **i
are inviting Stt to* besom* tow® hand.
If yea low* * standard «ff a**a*tt y*n
can emkire,. them yea atew> taw a
image for- resting' a®d
. that guage cannot: !i*Cp> ffteKStaomaag
; Whatever may b* said emit <eff syrmifa
thy fee bitter ami unhappy ®wft, Brt
it mot be fbsgotote® that ywn cannnot
play fast ami tees* ait* marriage.
The man ami atsmam mh# an* to®
| marry should &» aJf serioutsßess <A» 9*
■■ ‘reverently,. i&isereetily., advisedly.. se
' ami 3m the fban- '#ff ©#dC
solemn sacrament: 3s being adteamus- ;
terei, through! whfidk ©si iis <B®&irimg
the mam ami woman: tit* trace Shay J
need ami regain* to* make Shear- oar
ring* ® They an* nett astoai
to enter mpoa this adnaitttedUy dSHSi
cnJlt reltatiiouskfip <wn ftheie. <mm
strength. hot under- the Meting *t
til* “Giver- of ail spiritual! ©woe’,*
What dies the BSMe tew to say
about marriage? Tte osStw off
Genesis declares,. “Ami Jehewah ©ei
sank ft & net good that She wa®
should be atones I an® ate holm, a
r hefipmeet foe horn." Tte gwnyate rs
tit* cwatid® off woman was S» he Wi
heDpmeet fbr mam Jesus. 3a sgwefc-j
mgr of the marital! reSatSw, tedtaad
: “What therefor* ©ei bath jmate ta
: «*e owe «ar
r Hirnif]iTg tit* moritaD huatei thte as
‘ ftmatiteytete^ofagteaf tedtete
! A.t, n ix Jtt-- n.Ji. m -_xi iin
7 » warweft
rltete tetetateT «* tew teJTiP
nets catena the partnership) with the
I Tt4*fi g*ettiing; sJH gossSMte
jas Kittle as possiMe that ffaiitaws 5s
A lawyer at Kenw, as qjaaffied in The
American Magazine, tortured that ,
tire matter off broken marriages gees .
back to the early training off the to
drciteals concerned. Iff both of the
contracting parties have been brought
up with a proper sense off tikenr ire-j
spoasibiiliity to others—to do their
best, to be considerate and kind 5®
, their dealings with others —-their
marriage will be successful!.
Brit if one off the parties is sriffiirii
and inconsiderate, that marriage is
beaded ter the rocks, ter, mane than
any other kind off bargain, (the mar
riage bargain: needs two. to make it
Another cause off tirotribDe is (the
TMwerce is becoming easy and eanr
peogte plunge into marriage, kanw
iag (halt iff they don’t IBto what they
g*e%, uftey cast, rack cot TstzrotiQgtii tbw
divorce courts They get a dfivwrire.
yteage into another mamriag*. anui
are on their way to another diwmsa.’”
The Christian should enter 3mte>
marriage “reweremtiy, efiscreetHy* afi
viseily. ani 3m the fear of
cognizant of the samtitStty off
the oath taken and detemanwi. as
far as he or she 3s concwrnedL that
the relationship thus fbrmei shal h*
‘heti death do us ami the
home tints astablnshei shalf he found
ed on tile Christian principles of hew
of God and constdlerafiiotii for ome’s
ititea mm a.
10 More Colored
Enter Army Hot. 3rd
After smceessffuJitV passing their
physi-al enar-lTrations.. 191 ChweGsm
Cteentv c©J«sred bows wifflll teaw Bter
t«n on Noremher 31 ttoi b* tantorttr*'
iwto the Am'- at Fi»'>*t Bracg- FW>-
tevrimg a brief projrranr. at the Amro
agy, the boys wfllt Ileaw o® the 9:3#
Tmchaded 3m the group! mi® he
Janees F. Wills, Shelton W.. fteuftonn.,
Carson L. ®oyce, Herhert I. Chpe
laacd. Arthur J. Xoxreffll John W-.
Fliott, George W. Armisteai, Chaste
CL Sessoms, Jhr.» KKDtoni W„ Onfffey.,
and Junes C. Smith, the lMter hesng
transferred from Geoagia.
Rev. W. C. Benson Visits
Army Comp At Monroe
The We*.. W.. Cl. tensom. oho3irmam |
of the Sendee Men’h BteereattSo® Our
miltiite. left Thaadhy for Mbnuroa. 5iL
C. in order to visit Cunp> Sstitom and
investigate tihe methods used un re
creation work there. He wcSffil site
go on to Charlotte tie visit has an
iM espects uit> mbmbi xiw®By y
KITI AXMH ATI3IEST
Hrtftrrr ani r mhr i an* mw adt
ham* in CuaamiJE.
R. L. Pratt Expected
VW A te-*A *» *» -
, Kcnra nome eromy
tele teßwaadt in tee Veterans’
; aigMte «» nteea «o> Sdetetem FWs
to Bk Dearie
Fa Trad (ties
* ra ta i«j
Certificate - oF War Ne
cessity Necessary to
Bay Tires, Gas, Parts
teMhg etit that November 15 Is
the deadline for owners of trucks
and ether commercial vehicle* to ob-
Stefe OOT officials are urging oper
ators to file their applications imme-
Aa operator cannot wait until No
vember &ft to file Us application and
then expect to receive Us certificate
the meal day, officials painted out.
AppOnorithms must be mailed to the
DetiNdt office where several days axe
awfUtred for processing, they pointed
“YhnunerrinJ motor pehicles” mean
(tracks, buses and taxicabs, whether
operated as public carriers or pri
vately- in fact, most of them are
operated privately—more than 1,000,-
IM oT them by farmers.
Iff u farmer has any difficulty in
fißmg nut Us application blank, said
OCT officials, he should contact his
hneaQ CSBA War Board at once.
Unless the owner of a commercial
torttinr vehicle has a certificate of war
necessity after November 15, he will
he unable to buy tires, gasoline or
Operators -were urged to make full
use off the instruction booklets which
wvne mailed with the application
htamks. A self-addressed envelope
was included with each application
190 Truck Owners
Agree Haul Scrap
i Continued from Page One)
emmets who have agreed to haul the
scaup and help in putting Chowan
among the leaders are:
J. R. Peeks, J. E. Perry, D. G.
Welch, J. T. Parrish, Joe Modlin, G.
W. Bunch, L. G. Bateman, T. D.
Beyoe, J. W. Morris, H. T. Copeland,
Omrttis 11. Chappell, C. J. Chappell,
k. C Prrvetit, R. F. Jordan, W. J.
Priviotit, Milton C. Copeland, Mrs.
Lena Asbell, J. G. Nixon, R. J. Lane,
J. L Boyce, John A. Bunch, M. D.
Baker, F. A. Ward, J. H. Asbell, E.
X. dhetit, C B. Boyce, C. J. Hollo
wteß, L W. Belch, G. G. Chappell, L.
EL Twine, N. E. Hollowel], N. Bunch,
CL A. Penrv, R. H. Hollowell, Alma
Bynum, C. F. Chappell, a D. Hollo
wwltt, X. EL Parks, A. L. Hollowell,
J. Cameron Boyce, F. M. Ward, W.
Jennings Bunch, R. CL Nixon, J. T.
Byram JL D. Ward, G. W. Davidson,
W. A. Harrell, L. C. Briggs, G. L.
Fairish, J. B. Hollowell, Isaac Byrum,
G. Ol Chappell, George Byrum, L. C.
Bunch, Thomas O. Harrell, A. R.
Valentine, W. S. Morris, L. R. Sutton,
Jhcok AriteD. W. R Hassell, J. E.
Wsufff, T. EL Byrum, Z. B. Smith, J.
L. Hassell, J. L. Hardison, J. A.
J. D. Elliott, J. H. Ward,
W. L Hardison, W. A. Nixon, Oscar
OoffffkM. Wesley Chesson, L. G.
Layttom, R. L. Harrell, H. G. Wood
Estate, JL H. Morgan, John Habit,
S. F- Small, J. C. Hall, William E.
Bund, JL L. Wiggins, T. J. Jackson,
W. H_ Parker, CL N. Griffin, W. T.
Satterfield. W. M. Wilkins, Clarence
Ijqptun, L EL Halsey, Haywood Jones,
<luhitts«n Bass. CL H. Small. lerr>--
Barrow, Louis Francis, W. H. Rob
erts, R. CL Holland, F. W. Hobhp,
Mm N. Bunch, M. W. Jackson, Town
ts Edenton, D. M. Smith, W. M.
Hare, EL R Spruill, E. L Ward,
A R. Snrnill. J. G. Smell, W. C.
Baker, BL J. White. G. S. Goodwin,
JL CL Boyce, O. C. Coffield, J. J.
Afexamder, Jimmie Partin, T. W.
Junes, C. H. Barber, Clifton Vann
Bond. Claude E Small, Z. T. Evans,
EL CL Bunch, P. L. Smith, E. L.
Peawe, T. R. Tvnch, Sr., J. R.
Tymrh, Sr, J. R. Tvnch, H. M. Nixon,
Edwaind Harrell, S. ft. Tynch, W. G.
Forehand, G Frank Tynch. R- H.
Byram J- EL Bunch, M. J. Tynch,
! Paul K. tea;, T. R. TynA, Jr., Ed
mund A. Haste, Clarence Bunch, CL S.
, Tynch, L A. Bunch, George Bunch,
Palmer B. Tynch, W. W. Harrell, W.
B. Onha, Percy Nixon, Stillman
Leary, L L. Harrell, M. F. White,
J I ANCCNTS'
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