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Volume X.—Number 15.
Drive To Curb Loafing In
Edenton Results In Nine
3 )ung Men Facing Charges
Fines Suspended Pro
Go To Work
Veneral Disease Control
Officer Powell Also
Closely following a meeting last
week of members of Chowan County’s
Draft Board and County and Town
law-enforcement officers, nine young
men were rounded up, arrested and
faced trial in Recorder’s Court Fri
day, charged with vagrancy. In all
cases satisfactory evidence could not
be produced that the defendants were
regularly employed and as a result,
Judge Marvin Wilson, who realizes
the necessity of working or fighting
in the present emergency, fined some
and ordered others to leave the
county. The fines were suspended
upon condition that the men work
Police are cooperating with the
Draft Board and will continue to
question any men whom they find
loafing about the streets, pool rooms
and cases and if satisfactory proof
cannot be furnished that they are
regularly employed, they will.have an
opportunity to “tell it to the judge.”
J. L. Wiggins, chairman of the
Draft Board, is no little concerned
over a group of young men who were
sent to Fort Bragg and turned down
due to positive blood tests. For the
most part members of this group ap
parently take the attitude upon their
return that they are free agents and
because they are not fit for military
duty, they do not intend to work.
Here again this group will encoun
_ • a snag, for it is reported that
ie of this number take their treat-,
•nts with no degree of regularity,
and the public health law’s have
enough teeth to prosecute those who
fail to comply with the requirements.
W. H. Powell, venereal disease con
trol officer of the Chowan-Bertie
Health District, also intends to co
operate in the drive to curb loafing
and to see that diseased men and
women are regularly treated. For
failure to comply with health regula
tions in this respect, any found guilty
are subject to a fine of not less than
$25 nor more than SSO or 30 days in
Though Mr. Powell is kept very
busy in the health district with his
venereal disease work, he is in
Chowan County every week and says
if he finds any w r ho miss treatments,
he intends to have them indicted and
dealt with according to law.
Not only in Chowan County is the
State vagrancy law being vigorously
enforced, but throughout the State
officials realize the danger of loss
of necessary manpower, so that
loafing anywhere in the State ap
pears to be a dangerous practice.
Three New Members
Added To Food Panel
Three new members have been
added to the food panel of the
Chowan War Price and Ration Board
to assist W. J. Taylor, John A.
Holmes and Marvin Wilson. The
new members are Mrs. C. P. Wales,
W. M. Wilkins and Graham Byrum.
Mrs. Wales and Mr. Holmes will
meet Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock to consider problems of in
stitutional and industrial consumers.
Wilson and Wilkins will meet Thurs
day morning at 10 o’clock to consider
wholesale and retail consumers,
while Byrum and Taylor will meet
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock to
consider the problems of general
Tin Cans Again |
Next Friday, April 16, being
the third Friday in the month,,
another collection of tin cans
will be made by the Edenton
Street Department for the pur
pose of salvaging the tin in the i
* These cans should be placed at j
.he curb early Friday morning
for the town’s truck will begin
the rounds at 9:30 o’clock and
only one collection will be made.
Os course, all paper must be re
moved from the tins, they must
be clean and flattened so as to
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
| Not Sabotage |
This section experienced high
winds Monday and as a result,
some equipment at the U. S. Ma
rine Corps Air Station felt the
fury of Albemarle Sound, which
can be just as rough at times as
it is calm at others.
, Due to a strong wind and
rough waters a dredge used in
pumping sand from the bottom
of the Sound was sunk, a tug
boat washed ashore, a house boat
sunk and several small boats
were also sunk.
Fortunately, there were no
lives lost during the havoc
wrought by the wind, and no
one was injured.
District Meeting Os
Legion Auxiliary In
j Edenton April 20th
Sessions Will Be Held
In Edenton Baptist
Members of the American Legion
Auxiliary of the First District will!
meet in Edenton next Tuesday, April!
20, the meeting being scheduled to be
• held in the Baptist Church. The
meeting will begin with a luncheon at
12 o’clock, and every Auxiliary of the
District is expected to be represented.
An interesting program has been
arranged for the occasion, and in
cludes -addresses by Mrs. Victor!
Johnson, of Pittsboro, State presl-!
: dent; Miss Aurelia Adams, of Pitts- J
i boro, State secretary, and Mrs. G. E.
Hudnell, of Chocowinity, area vice!
Members of the local Auxiliary
will be hostesses to the District re
■ presentatives and are busily engaged
in planning for what they hope will
be a pleasant and successful meeting.
R. N, Hines Elected
President Os Rotary
Officers and Directors
Chosen at Meeting
! At last Thursday’s Rotary meeting
new officers and directors for the
Rotary year were elected by the
Edenton Club. R. N. Hines was elect
ed as president to succeed Frank
Holmes, while the Rev. Louis F.
Schenck was elected vice preisdent
[succeeding Wood Privott. The vote
for vice president resulted in a tie
between Mr. Schenck and D. M.
Warren, but the latter, who has al
ready served as president and vice
president, withdrew in favor of Mr.
New directors elected were D. M.
Warren, Marvin Wilson, J. A. Moore
and James E. Wood. These directors
met imriiediately after the meeting
’ and elected John A. Holmes, secre- ;
tary and treasurer, and C. E. Kramer,
sergeant-at-arms. All of the new
officers will be installed at the first
meeting in July, which starts the
new Rotary year.
Os Merchants Toda*
An important meeting of Edenton
merchants will be held this (Thurs
day) afternoon at 6:15 o’clock in the
office of the Merchants’ Association.
The purpose of the meeting is to dis
cuss the advisability of closing for a
half-holiday during the summer
President J. G. Campen urges every
merchant to be present, so that this
matter may be thoroughly discussed
| and a definite decision reached.
j DEE SKILES ENTERS ARMY
Dee Skiles left Wednesday morn
ing for Fort Bragg to be inducted
into the Army. Though Chowan
County was asked to send 15 men on
April 5, only two were sent and of
the duet, Skiles alone passed the'
Edenton, Chowan County. North Carolina, Thursday, April 15, 1943.
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With Easter season approaching, a splendid opportunity
presents itself, by purchasing Easter Seals, to help such
unfortunate youngsters as pictured above. Proceeds of the
sale of seals are used in crippled children work, so that every
penny goes toward reminding crippled children in the State
that we consider their heritage and welfare to be equally
precious with that of other children. Buy Easter Seals.
New Chowan County!
Board Os Education!
Holds Initial Meeting
W. J. Taylor Re-elected
As Superintendent of
Request Made For 1943-
44 Nine Month Term
Meeting for the first time last
week members of Chowan County’s
new Board of Education took the oath
of office and re-elected W. J. Taylor
superintendent for the next two
years, and also re-elected the District
Committee, which is composed of J.
H. Byrum, Dewey Berryman and B.
The new Board is composed of T.
Wallace Jones, chairman; R. C. Priv
ott, Lloyd Briggs, T. S. Leary and
R. H. Hollowell.
Superintendent Taylor was author
ize J to notify the State Board of
Education that the Chowan County
; Unit wanted the 1943-44 school term
to be 189 days or nine months. He
was also authorized to purchase four
coal stoves for the Rocky Hock Cen
It will be the policy of the new
Board to meet the first Monday for
the next few months.
CONTRIBUTIONS IN CHOWAN COUNTY'S
RED CROSS WAR FUND DRIVE PASS S6,d
Chairman Berryman and Treasurer Bond Asking
For All Final Reports at Once; Acknowledg
ment of Contributions as Space Permits
With Chowan County’s Red Cross
War Fund drive standing at $5,553
last week, enough contributions have
since been received to send the total
to $8,029.52. Chowan’s quota was
$4,200, thus the county thus far has
gone over the top by $1,829.52. In
cluded in the amount was a goodly
contribution from the colored people •
1 and both Mr. Bond and Chairman W. |
|J. Berryman urge that all contribu
i Finals At Chowan
| High School Begin
Sunday April 25th
Pleached By Rev.
27 JN CLASS
Graduation Exercise to
Take Place Following
Commencement exercises at Chow
an High School will begin Sunday
night, April 25, at 8 o’clock, when
the baccalaureate sermon will De
preached in the school auditorium by
the Rev. Frank Cale.
Graduating exercises will be held
Tuesday night at the same hour. No
guest speaker has been secured for
the graduation exercises, the pro
gram being as follows: Invocation,
the Rev. J. T. Byrum; salutatory,
Myra Boyce; Our People, John Win
borne Privott; Our Heritage, Adrian
Chappell; School Song, Senior Class
and Alumni; Our Freedoms, Thomas
ine Ward; Our Part for Victory, Wil
liam Dail; valedictory, Mary Win
borne Evans; awarding of diplomas,
J. P. Barnett; awarding of sevem*.
grade diplomas, W. J. Taylor; award
ing of Rotary cup, Frank Holmes;
awarding of science cup, John
Mitehener; song, “America,” by the
audience; benediction, the Rev. Ar
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tions be turned in so that a check
can be sent to headquarters and the
The Herald has in type the names
of all contributors in the drive and
the amounts contributed, but again
this week live news and advertising
has crowded them out. Acknowledg
| ment will be made as quickly as space
in the paper will permit.
Town Councillor. Set Up
Machinery Felection To
Be Held Tuesday, May 4th
Not Called Off
Though it was hoped by the
County Commissioners that the
April Term of Superior Court
would be cancelled, it was learn
ed this week that the term will
be held as scheduled, Practical
ly the entire tenm will be con
sumed in the case of Robert L.
Chesson vs Kieckhefer Container
Company, a suit brought against
the pulp mill at Plymouth for al
leged breech of contract.
Judge Walter Hone, of Nash
ville, who presided over the re
cent term, is scheduled to preside.
Working Basis On
Drainage Os Bear
Swamp Is Reached
Effort Now Under Way
To Secure Contractor
According to County Agent C. W.
Overman, the Bear Swamp drainage
project appears to be getting on a
working basis, with the Federal gov-1
eminent, through the Federal Drain-,
age District cooperating on a finan
Members of the Federal depart
ment are making plans to secure (
contractors and start work on the,
project in the very near . future, t
When this drainage work is complet- [
ed approximately six or seven thous-j
acres_. of excellent farm land;
wiij-bp from the damaging j
effects of floods and back water i
from heavy rains.
Easter Seals Now
On Sale In Schools!
W. J. Taylor Sets Goal!
For Sales In County j
Easter Seals are now on sale in
the schools of the county and W. J.
Taylor, in charge of the sale which
is sponsored by the Edenton Lions j
Club, is hopeful that at least $lOOl
will be raised, which money will aid |
in work among crippled children.
Last year -the county raised S6O
through sale of the Seals, and with
money more plentiful this year, Mr.
Taylor believes SIOO is not too much
to hope for.
Aside from the sale of Seals in
schools, the business section will be
canvassed and Mr. Taylor expects to
mail small one or two dollar quanti
ties of the Seals, asking the recip
ients to return either the money or
If each child in elementary school
will buy a penny stamp and each high
school student two stamps, the hoped
for SIOO will be an easy matter.
Half the money’ raised remains in
Chowan County . for crippled children
Work and what is spent for this pur
pose is equally matched by the
State agency 7 . ,
To Hold Ladies'
Night On Friday
President J. Clarence
Leary Urges All Mem
bers to Be Present
Edenton’s Lions Club will hold a
meeting Friday night at which the
ladies will be special guests. This
ladies’ night affair will be held in
the Parish House, beginning at 7:30
o’clock, with dinner being served by
members of St. Mary’s Guild.
J. Clarence Leary, president of the
Club, urges every member to attend,
for a good program has been ar
ranged which he feels sure will be
enjoyed by the Lions and their
wives as well.
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.50 Per Year.
David Holton First Can
didate to File For
Albert Byrum Decides
Not to Be Candidate
In Third Ward
Town Councilmen Tuesday night
set up machinery for the election of
Town officials. The election will be
held, according to law, on Tuesday,
May 4. Registrars and judges of
election were appointed in the various
wards. Offices to he filled in the
election are Mayor, one councilman
from each of the four wards, two
eouncilmen-at-large, treasurer and
three members of the Board of Pub
The election officials, as appointed,
are as follows:
First Ward—R. H. Bachman, regis
trar; J. W. White and H. T. Miller,
judges of election. The polling place
is at the Municipal Building.
Second Ward—O. C. Davis regis
trar; H. L. Davis and C. T. Dough
tie, judges of election. The polling
place is at the Court House.
Third Ward—L. S. Byrum, regis-
I trar; W. H. Parrish and S. S. Cam
pen, judges of election. The polling
place is at W. H. Parrish’s Store.
Fourth Ward—W. T. Gordon, regis
trar; R. L, Ward and H. W. Layton,
| judges of election. The polling place
i is at H. W. Layton’s Store.
The registration books were given
to the registrars Wednesday and will
be open for 20 days prior to election
j for the registration of new voters or
j those who have moved from one ward
ito another. Registration of new vot
) ers claimed the attention of the Coun
| cilmen due to many newcomers in
; connection with the Air Station. In
j order to be eligible to vote a citizen
i must have lived in the State one year
and in Edenton four months, though
Mayor McMullan ruled that it must
be the intention of the proposed voter
to make Edenton his home and, of
course, he will be expected to pay
! taxes here just as every other bona
j fide resident.
All candidates for office in the
I election must file their candidacy
| with Town Clerk R. E. Leary 10 days
before election, which will be April
j 24, in order to have their names ap
pear on the official ballot.
Mayor J. H. McMullan has definite
ly stated that he will not be a can
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Casualty Os War
Parents Notified This
Week That Son Was
Lost In Action
Chowan County’s seventh war casu
alty was recorded this week when
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tetterton were
notified by the Navy Department
that their son, Woodson Tettenoij,
I was reported lost in action. He was
a first-class seaman, but no other in
formation was given other than that
he was missing.
Young Tetterton enlisted in the
Navy at the same time as Herbert
Gray, the first war casualty report
ed among Chowan County boys.
Off To Good Start
On Monday, the first day of
the second war loan campaign,
Chowan County bought one-quar
ter of its quota, J. G. Campen,
chairman of the drive, reporting
sales of $69,575. The quota for
the county is $231,900, and Mr.
Campen is very optimistic that
this amount will be reached be
fore the drive ends on May Ist.
However he realizes sales must
continue and urges no let-up in
buying as many bonds as pos
Mr. Campen met with his com
mittee Friday afternoon when
plans were arranged, and he is
very well pleased with the work
ing of his organization.