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Volume IX. —Number 52.
$2,500F0r Navy Relief And
sloo,oooWorth War Bonds
Result Os Christinas Party
Success of Affair Sur
passes Most Optimis
Armory Crowded Satur
day Night With Danc
ers and Spectators
Though members of the personnel
of the Navy Department and the two
contracting concerns at the U. S.
Marine Corps Air Station were very
optimistic in their predictions as to
the financial outcome of the Christ
mas party held in the Armory Satur
day night, the success of the affair
outstripped all expectations. Many
local people felt at the outset, when
the party was planned, that a goal of
SI,OOO for Navy relief was more than
could be realized, when as a matter
of fact, the party cleared more than
double that amount, George C. Cun
ney and H. S. G. Verlander reporting
Tuesday morning that $2,500 re
mained for the Navy Relief Fund,
after all expenses were paid.
This sum was realized through
three sources. Headed by Mr. Cun
ney, a drive for outright contribu
tions was made among base workers
and Edentonians, which resulted in
$1,140 being raised. From this a
mount nothing was taken for ex
penses, so that the sale of tickets for
chances on war bonds and tickets for
the dance netted $1,860, after paying
the expenses incurred.
Without doubt, the affair was by
far the best attended social function
ever held in Edenton. The spacious
building was filled to capacity with
dancers and those who turned out to
see the floor show, as well as others
who attended principally to show
■ their interest and cooperation in
raising funds for Navy relief.
The whole affair was delightful
throughout, and it appeared to be
one large, happy family with a very
friendly atmosphere pervading the
entire building as many danced to
the music of the U. S. Navy Orches
tra from Elizabeth City, and others
milled around meeting and greeting
friends. So much merry-making was
in progress that it was difficult to
even quiet the crowd and clear the
floor for the floor show. This fea
ture, too, was very much enjoyed by
the huge throng on hand.
No little interest was directed to
ward the drawing for the war bonds
as prizes which followed the floor
show. The first prize of a SIOO
bond was won by J. H. Gray, Jr., of
Edenton. Second prize of a SSO bond
went to C. L. Whitfield, of Route 2,
Winterville, N. C., and Harvey Bragg,
Box 107, Edenton, was awarded the
Another $25 war bond was awarded
as a door prize, this going to H. L.
Linda, 53 Market Street, Hertford.
A climax to the entire party, how
ever, occurred when Harold Woodall j
mounted the platform and, after a few ;
remarks, called for Lieutenant C. G.!
Prahl, officer-in-charge of construe-j
tion of the air station, to come on the
stand. Lieutenant Prahl was al
most speechless when Woodall stated
that more or less of a secret cam-'
paign had been waged by the pur-1
chasing department of North Eastern.!
Warren, Beckham & Brooks to sell
war bonds as a feature of the partv. i
Woodall reported that sales of bonds
had totalled SIOO,OOO, and at once :
handed to Lieutenant Prahl the checks j
in the amount of $90,000 with the
remainder promised to be bought.;
So that the tabulation listed $90,000
with an assum'd fact that as the re
sult of the campaign SIOO,OOO worth
would be purchased, and possibly
more. These bonds w r ere purchased
by firms furnishing material for the
base, some coming as far as the
west coast, some by the contractors
and workers at the base, and some
by Edenton concerns and individuals.
The report of the sale of these
bonds immediately brought a thun
derous cheer from the crowd, and it
was some time before Lieutenant
Prahl could respond to the surprise.
He expressed his appreciation and
said that while the boys on the front
lines are doing their duty, those on
the home front are cooperating and
helping to Aise the money needed
L for furnishing supplies with which to
" win the war.
The list of those who purchased
bonds was not completed when The
Herald went to press, but this list
will be furnished in order to be pub
lished next week.
Decorations in the Armory were
verv timely and most attractive, fea
* taring a large illuminated V over the
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO TNE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
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LLOYD E. GRIFFIN
Many Edenton friends will be
interested to learn that Lloyd E.
Griffin will leave Edenton early
next month to become executive
vice president of the North Caro
lina Citizens Association, Inc.
Mr. Griffin will be located in
Special ProgTam At
11:45 Christmas Eve
In the Presbyterian Church at
11:45 Christmas Eve a special Christ
mas program will be presented, ac
cording to the pastor, the Rev. D. C.
Crawford, Jr. The program includes
special Christmas music, a feature
being a solo by Miss Julia Burton.
Former Pastor At
Next Sunday Night
FYiends in Edenton will be pleased
to learn that the Rev. Marshall W.
Doggett, Jr., a former pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, will preach in
his former church next Sunday night
at 8 o’clock. Mr. Doggett, who was
for a number of years located in
. Texas, is now a chaplain at Cherry
Point, N. C.
GIRLS AUXILIARY MEETS
The Girls’ Auxiliary of Merry Hill
Baptist Church met with Misses
Frances and Reba Cowand on Monday
evening. Those taking part on the
program were: Misses Evelyn Jemi
gan, Annie Ruth, Sarah Leigh and
| Frances Baker, Virginia Lane and
I Frances Cowand.
After the meeting delicious re
| freshments were served by the
Ration Board Office
Closed Two Days
j Chowan County’s War Price and'
j Ration Board will observe two days
for the Christmas holidays, so that
the offices will be closed all day
i Friday and Saturday. Any matters
jof importance, therefore, should be
attended to before Friday.
MRS. TURNER AT HOME
Mrs. J. S. Turner returned to her
home at Center Hill Sunday, after
spending the past 23 days in Lake
View hospital, Suffolk, Va., where
she was under observation and treat
ment. Her condition remains about
the same, her friends being distrissed
to know that her recovery will be
slow. Mr. Turner went to Suffolk to
bring his wife home.
Empolyees of the Edenton Cotton
Mills this week were made happy
when they received as a Christmas
present a certain percentage of their
earnings during the year.
Armory stage. Those in charge of
the affair have consented to leave
the decorations as they are for the
Chrstmas dances to be held Friday.
The affair was a success frun
every view point and reflects splen
did cooperation and hard work on
the part of everyone having any part
in arranging the affair.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, December 24,1942.
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Dance In Armory j
One Os Attractions
For Christmas Day
Dillard Dixon and His
Orchestra Will Fur
One means of entertainment in
Edenton on Christmas Day will be a
dance in the Edenton Armory, music
for which will be provided by Dillard
Dixon anil his orchestra, local organi
zation which is gradually earning for
itself quite a reputation.
A tea dance will be held from 3 to j
6 o’clock in the afternoon, while
another dance will begin at 9 o’clock
and continue until 2 o’clock.
The Armory will carry out the
holiday spirit in decorations and
tables will be arranged for private
parties. With a number of men in
: the service at home for the holidays,
as well as college students, a large
crowd is expected to attend both af
New Shipment Os j
1 Material On Hand
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Work Will Be Resumed
Tuesday Morning Af
I Mrs. W. H. Coffieid, surgical dress
ings chairman of the Chowan Chapter
of the Red Cross, last week received
a shipment of surgical dressings ma
terials and has announced that work
on these dressings will be resumed on
Tuesday after Christmas, December
29. The quota includes 31,500 dress
ings, of which 9,000 are 4x4 inches
and 22,500 are to measure 4xß.
Making of the dressings by the
local chapter was suspended on No
vember 18, when all material was
used up and since which time none
had been received until last week.
Mrs. Coffieid has announced that
classes for making these dressings
tvill be held from 10 to 12 o’clock
each morning, 3 to 5 o’clock in the
afternoon, and from 7:30 to 9:30 at
night. She emphasizes the import
ance of quick action on the latest
quota and for that reason urges all
who can possibly do so to assist in
this work, and also urges doubling up
on the time contributed due to waiting
until after Christmas to start.
Thursday Night At
St Paul’s Church
Rector Announces Ser
vices In Connection
The following Christmas services
have been announced for St. Paul’s |
Episcopal Church by the rector, thej
Rev. Lewis F. Schenck:
The midnight service which has j
grown in popularity throughout the
years will begin promptly at 11:30
p, m., on Chrstmas Eve. This ser
vice will feature the singing of the
old familiar Christmas hymns and
carols. The rector will deliver a
short Christmas Greeting at this time.
At 11 o’clock on Christmas morning
there will be a special Christmas ser
vice with the singing of hymns and
special music by the choir. Danks’
Te Deum will be sung by the choir
and for the offertory the choir will
render Williams’ Jubilate. The rec
! tor will deliver his Christmas sermon
j at this service.
I The Holy Communion will be cele
| brated at both the midnight service
and the 11 o’clock service Christmas!
! morning. The public is most cor
j dially invitdd to attend both these
Saturday being St. Stephen’s Day, •
I there will be a celebration of the Holy
Communion at 10 a. m.
Services for next Sunday will be a
; celebration of the Holy Communion
lat 8 a. m., Sunday School at 9.45
! a. m., and. Morning Prayer and Ser
mon by the rector at 11 a. m.
Masonic Lodges Calls
Off Meeting- Thursday
There will be no meeting of Unan
imity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M.,
Thursday night, it having been called
off due to being Christmas Eve.
The regular meeting will be held next
Thursday night, however, when the
newly-elected and appointed officers
will be installed.
Dime Society Meets
Tuesday, Dec. 29th
The Dime Society of the Baptist
Church will meet Tuesday evening,
December 29, at 8 o’clock, at the home
of Mrs. J. G. Campen.
All who did not bring or send their
envelopes at the November meeting
for the national holidays and birthday
offerings ere requested to send them
to Mrs. H. B. Jones or Mrs. W. D.
Holmes before Tuesday, December 29.
Edenton Almost As Whole
Will Devote Two Days To
Observance Os Christmas
First Chowan WMC |
Chowan County’s first contri
bution to the W A AC’s is Mrs.
Eleanor W. Epps, who officially
enrolled on December 16 at Fort
Bragg as a member of the Wom
en’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
Mrs. Epps is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. L. Winslow, and has
been living with her parents
since her husband went overseas.
L.E. Griffin Executive
Vice President Os
Headquarters Will Be In
Raleigh Shortly After
First of Year
Lloyd E. Griffin has been selected
as executive vice president of the
North Carolina Citizens Association,
Inc., which is a newly organized fact j
finding body with reference to local j
and state government conditions.
One of the primary functions of the
Association is looking to the post-war
period in the hope of avoiding the
sort of disaster which was experienc
ed after the first world war.
Another function of the Association
|is to try and avoid excess spending
lin governmental affairs which are
not for the best interest of the gov
ernment and at the same time adds j
I j to the burden of taxation.
Mr. Griffin will be located in Ra
leigh, where he will go early next
month. His family will also most
likely move to Raleigh after the
present term of school is over.
Group Os Colored
; Boys Be Inducted
i Saturday, Dec. 26
13 of 29 Sent to Fort
Bragg Pass Physical
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Chowan County’s Draft Board has j
been notified that 13 of the 27 col- |
ored boys sent to Fort Bragg last j
Saturday passed the physical exami
nation and these will leave next Sat
urday morning to be inducted into
the army. Each one is requested to
be at the Armory promptly at 8:45
where a brief program will be pre
sented after which the boys will
i leave at 9:20 from the bus station.
Those included in the group to
leave Saturday are Jerry Thomas, Jr.,
Francis Wiggins. Haywood L. Knight,,
; William Henry Taylor, Fred Blount, !
Raleigh Augustus Baines, Oscar Fred
erick Blair, Frank White, John Wal
. lace Hathaway, Emanuel Overton,
John Isaac Perry. Robert Louis Lamb, :
and Melvin Philip Littlejohn.
Three others in last. Saturday's
group were retained and the Draft
Board, early this week, had no infor
mation as to whether or not they
they were accepted. These men were
, Horace Lee Jordan, Adolph Britt and
; Earl Bland.
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Mrs. W. A. Divers Dies
Victim Os Pneuirtonia
Mrs. William A. Divers died in the
Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City,
Sunday night about 9 o’clock, where
she had been a patient for a week,
succumbing to an attack of pneu
monia. She was only 28 years old
and leaves to mourn her passing her
husband, William (Bill) Divers, her
mother, Mrs. Minnie Perry, of New
Hope, two children, a daughter, Billy
Carroll, and a son, William Divers,
III; three brothers, R. R. Perry, of
Elizabeth City; S. J. Perry, of New
Hope, and Lon Perry, of Clifton, New
Jersey, and one sister,'- Mrs. Julian
White, of Hertford.
Funeral services were held from the
graveside in Cedarwood Cemetery on
Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, with
the Rev. J. T. Cranford officiating.
This newspaper k drew
latod in tie terrkasf
where Advertisers tm
realise good risuke.
$1.50 Per Year.
‘Stores and Business Es
tablishments Close Fri
day and Saturday
NO STREET LIGHTS
Celebration Takes on
More Serious Aspect
Edenton generally w 11 devote two
days, in addition to Sunday, this year
in celebrating Christmas, and as a
result business will be at a standstill
from Thursday night until Monday
morning. Practically every store and
business establishment will be closed
Fi.aay aim Saturday. Th.s will in
clude all county and city, offices and
the Bank of Edenton. At the post
of , ... e, however, only Christinas Day
will be observed as a holiday with
business going on as usual Saturday.
Incidentally, at the post office a
| limited force of workers are tackling
the heaviest amount of mail in the
h story of the office, but early this
week Postmaster C. E. Kramer said
that he felt reasonably sure that it
would not be necessary to deliver any
mail on Christmas Day.
Included in the two-day holiday
will be the Edenton Street Depart -
; ment, members of which have been
j given Friday and Saturday off. The
usual rounds for collection of gar
bage will be made Thursday and at
night the business section will also
be cleaned up. No collection will be
made on Fr.day and Saturday, so
that housewives are urged to cooper
ate. The usual collections will be re
sumed Monday morning.
With a war in progress and many
boys scattered over the globe, coupled
with the absence of street lighting
j and decorations, the usual Christmas
spirit appears to be lacking in Eden
ton. Then, too, there is a marked
decrease in the shooting of fireworks,
all of wh : ch tends to reflect a more
serious aspect to the observance of
The tire and gasoline situation, too,
will play no little part in the cele
bration of the holidays, for many will
remain at home who otherwise would
: journey to distant points, while there
rwill also be lacking many former
Edentonians who usually come to
Edenton to visit relatives and friends.
Chowan’s Drive For
Scrap Metal Is Just
| About Completed
Various Piles Will Be
Sold Early Part of
As the result of the response of
truck drivers last week Chowan
County has just about completed its
I campaign for the collection of scrap
! metal, which at present, is deposited
j at various central community depots
! throughout the county. R. C. Hoi
! land, county salvage chairman, is de
lighted. with tin- response to the call
i for trucks,. saying that there was not
a single refusal when the services of
I trucks were requested to haul metal
from one point to another. Mr. Hol
land, too, is very much pleased with
I the amount of scrap metal collected,
and while early this week he had not
secured definite weights, he said the
amount on hand has far exceeded his
This scrap iron will be sold at the
various depots instead of being haul
ed to the official depot in Edenton.
This method was adopted in order to
save extra handling. The scrap will
be sold to the highest bidder some
time during the first two weeks in
January. Mr. Holland has the assur
ance that R. E. Zimmerman, of
Greensboro, assistant district chief,
will be in Edenton at the time the
metal is sold to see to it that the
highest dollar is received for the
metal which has been collected.
Mr. Holland is well-pleased with
the response in Chowan County for
scrap metal, both Edenton and the
rural sections rallying splendidly to
the appeal. Mr. Holland is still re
ceiving information that here and
there some metal is available and
this metal, too, will be rounded up
before the piles are sold.