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VOLUME X.—Number 30.
N p ‘' Schedule At
(Li. ration Post
The Rev. D. C. Crawford, Jr., chief
observer at the local observation
post, has arranged the following
schedule for volunteer observers.
Mr. Crawford hopes the observers
will clip the schedule out, and paste
it on cardboard as a personnel re
minder. He also calls attention to
the fact that ihore volunteers are
needed to fill up certain blank spaces
in the schedule. More volunteers
will mean that the weekly watch can
soon be cut from three hours to two
Sunday— 12 midnight to 3 si. m.,
L. S. Byrum and Kenneth Floars;
•• a - nr. to 6 a. in., Hector Lupton and
Gordon Blow; 6 a. m. to 9 a. m.,
Jimmy Partin and Geo. C. Hoskins;
9a.m. to 12 Noon- ; 12
Noon to 3 p. m., Joyce Moore’ and
Rosa Asbell; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m., Caro
lyn McMullan and Ruth Vail; 6 p. m.
to 9 p. m., Mike Harris and J. B.
Gillespie; 9 p. m. to 12 midnight, W.
J. Yates and John Mitchener.
Monday—l 2 midnight to 3 a. m.,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sexton; 3 a. m. to
6 a. m.. R. B. Hollonvell and Henry
Cuthrell; 6a. m. to 9a. m., Dick
Dixon and Billy Brunson; 9 a. m. to
12 Noon, Jimmy Earnhardt, Jr., and
Teddy Lupton; 12 Noon to 3 p. m.,
Miss Lucille Clarke and Mrs. W. O.
Elliott. Jr.; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m., Frank
Habit and W. J. Taylor, Jr.; 6 p. m.
to 9 p. m., Mrs. R. L. Pratt and Mrs.
M. C. Bunch: 9 p. m. to 12 midnight,
J. A. Curran and J. R. Byrum.
Tuesday —12 midnight to 3 a. m„
Llovd Burton, Jr., and Gray Byrum;
a. m. to 6 a. m., H. C. Wozeika; 6
a. m. to 9 a. in., Janie Mitchener and
Mary Ayers; 9 a. m. to 12 Noon,
Annie M. Byrum, Laurp Satterfield;
12 Noon to 3 p. m., Ed. Morris and
Maurice Hassell: 3 p. m. to 6 p. m.,
Mrs, Gene Collins; fi p. in. to 9 p. m.,
M. A. Hughes and S. L. Moore; 9 p.
m. to 12 midnight, Oscar Duncan
and Abram Jenkins.
■■•nesda.v —12 midnight to 3 a. m.,
’■Jowell and Buddy Hollowell;
fe '(> 6 a. m. ; 6
® 9a. m.. Annie M. Bvrum and
Si. ..liller; 9a. m. to 12 Noon,
Catherine Reaves; 12 Noon to 3 p. m.,
Mrs. G. R. Garrisan and Mrs. A. C.
Ketler; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m., Mrs. P.
T. Owens and Mrs. Zell Ward; 6 p.
in. to 9 p. m„ Mary Lee Copeland
and Mrs. Ernest Swain; 9 p. m. to
12 midnight, Dave Holton and Izzy
.Thursday—l 2 midnight to 3a. in., j
J. Edwin Bufflap and Abe Martin;
3 a. m. to 6 a. m, Carey Bunch and
Bill Bunch; fi a. m. to 9 a. m., Mr.
and Mrs. G. B. Potter; 9 a. m. to 12
Noon, Mrs. Carroll Kramer, Mrs. L.
G. Plant and Mrs. D. M. Warren; 12
Noon to 3 p. m., Nell Perry and
Charlotte Bunch; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m..
Jack Habit and George Habit; 6 p.
m. to 9 p. m., Sara Hurdle and Mrs.
Hazel Gibbs; 9 p. m. to 12 midnight.
Wood Privott and O. B. Perry.
Friday—l 2 midnight to 3 a. m.—
-——; 3 a. m. to 6 a. m. —; 6 a.
m. to 9 a. m., Norma Perry and Julia
Burton; 9 a. m. to Noon, Ruth Good
win and Beverly Moore; 12 Noon to
3 p. m., Calvin Mills and Sonny Still
man; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m., Dorothy L.
Chestnutt and Calvin Mills; 6 p. m.
to 9 p. m., Lena Jones and Pauli la
Hassell; 9 p. m. to 12 midnight, Ditkj
Hines and Frank Holmes.
Saturday—l 2 midnight to 3 a. m.,
j. N, Pruden and M. P. Wilson; 3 a.
m. to 6 a. m., Leon Leary and Roy
Spry; 6 a. m. to 9 a. m., Sara Hur
dle and Mrs. Hazel Gibbs; 9 a. m. to
12 Noon, Calvin Mills and Sonny
Stillman; 12 Noon to 3 p. m., Philip
McMullan, Jr., and Jack Babb; 3 p.
in. to 6 p- m., Clarence Leary, Jr.,
and Burton Jones; 6 p. m. to 9 p. m.,
Jim Daniels and Nathan Dail; 9 p. m.
to 12 midnight, Mrs. Annie Holmes
Elliott and Miss Marie Powell.
Lions Club Enjoys
G. F. Ball, special representative
of Esso Marketers’, of Charlotte,
sponsored a 30-minute motion picture
show of high educational values for
the Lions Club at their meeting on
Monday night. The pictures, show
ing the process of rubber, the way
natural rubber is obtained, and syn
thetic rubber production, were of
great interest to the club, and fts
I visitors, who were present lor
• leduled picture show.
traced the introduction and
pment of synthetic rubber by
the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey, and pointed out the fact tnat
the process obtained from Germany
in peace-time, and on which the com
pany had spent $12,000,000 of its
own morifey, is invaluable to our
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO TMM INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
“RarV To Go”
“Editor Buff" returned from
Duke Sunday, 20 pounds lighter,
a little weak in the knees from
hospital experiences, hut most
exuberant in spirit, and rearfn
to get printer’s ink on his hands
again, after three weeks of
He expects to be at his desk
again next week with news hot
1 off the ’wires!
School For Auxifary
Policemen To Begin
On August 4
A very important Auxiliary Police
meeting will be held on Wednesday
night, August 4, in the Court House.
The hour for this gathering is set at
8 o’clock sharp, and all members of
the present Auxiliary Police Force
are expected to attend. Additional
members to the present force will be
named at this meeting.
The main purpose of this gathering
is to organize and get started a
school for the training of Auxiliary
Policemen. This school will run foi
a period of 8 or 10 weeks, holding
one nightly session each week.
The regular official police course
will be taught at these el-i-stss by
Chief of Police J. R. Tanner, who
will he asssisted by visiting police
officials, and by FBI agents.
Meetings of this type have nroveo
very helpful and of great value to
Auxiliary Police officers. Each mem
ber is expected to attend as many of
these classes as possible.
Friendly Market Now
Has Installed Modern
New Cooling- System
J. A. Davenport, manager of tne
Friendly Market, located in the A
it P. store, has recently installed a
modern new Walk-in cortling system
for immediate use in taking care or
his meat supplies. This Walk-m
cooling system is the last word in
modern, sanitary meat preservatron,
and is large enough to take care o'
40 or more large dressed animals at
one time. This new cooling system is
in keeping with the up-to-date
slaughter house recently completed by
With the meat expansion in busi
ness here, Mr. Davenport found the
former type of refrigeration inade
quate to properly handle his business.
Management Will Not
Close Hotel Coffee Shop
Through some error it has been
rumored about town that the man
agement of the Joseph Hewes Hotet
Coffee Shop expected to discontinue
business, due to an inadequate help
Mrs. George C. Wood and Mrs.
Carl Cease, of the Coffee Shop, wish
to correct the error. They also wisti
to say that business and the help
situation is up to par, and slightly
above, at the present time. Business
at the Coffee Shop will continue as
Eleven Selectees Are
Examined at Ft. Bragg
Eleven white selectees left from
the National Guard Armory at 10:30
on Thursday morning of last wee*,
for Fort Bragg, where they were
given their final physical examina
tions prior to induction into the
Those going included:
Livingston Morris Johnson, Joshua
Davenport, John Wesley Alexander,
Graham M. Byrum, Jr., Lloyd C.
Burton, Jr., John W. Jethro, Jr., I
Thomas H. Shepard. Merrill Perry,
Adam D. White (transfer to Suf
folk, Va.,), David C. Sharpe, (trans
fer from Virginia), and Charles Wooo
Those who passed these examina- :
tions were given a 21-day furlough, ,
before being called into active ser- 1
Carolina Motor Club
In New Quarters
The new headquarters for the local 1
office of the Carolina Motor Club i
are now at 103 W. Eden Street, in ;
what is known as the old Armory 1
Through a merbership jfrith the
Carolina Motor Club, the protection i
and services that every rv owner
needs is amply provided. 1
Miss Goldie Layton, branch mans- i
ger of the local office, her
office each week-day, and ran give 1
any needed information concerning <
the club rules and regulations. 1
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, July 29, 1943.
Naval Air Station
Orchestra To Play
For USO Opening
The Weeksville Naval Air Station
Orchestra, of Elizabeth City, has ac
cepted the invitation extended them
by the local USO Projgram chairman,
to furnish the music for the official
opening and dedication of Edenton’s
USO Club on August 11. '
Mrs. Wood Privott, who is chair
man of the USO Program Commit
tee, received word of this acceptance
from Capt. J. M. Thornton of the
Naval Air Station at Elizabeth City.
Capt. Thornton stated that the or
chestra will arrive in town in time to
give a concert on the Court House
Green between 5 and 6 o’clock in the
afternoon of August 11. The orches
tra will also furnish the dance music
for the scheduled street dance at 9
o’clock on the evening of the opening.
The public is most cordially invited
to keep the date of this entertainment
in mind, and to be on hand for this
outstanding program, which is being
planned by the USO personnel and
the various committees in charge.
Mrs. Privott extended and invita
tion to Commander R. L. Burke, of
the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air
Station, asking him to bring his
musicians over for the occasion, and
to have a joint musical program with
the Weeksville Naval Air Station
orchestra. Commander Burke re
gretted that they have no orchestra
to join in the celebration, but said
he expected to be on hand for the
Typhoid Clinic Held
At Mill Village Office
At the present time, a typhoid
clinic is being held each Tuesday
afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 o'clock
in the offices of the Mill Village.!
This clinic is being held for the con
venience of those who work in the
mill and live in the village.
People who need to take these ty
phoid treatments are urged to avail
themselves of the opportunity and to
report at the office for inoculation as
a precaution against typhoid.
It is reported by the Health De
partment that the colored people, es
pecially the adults, are not taking
these typhoid treatments as they
should. Therefore, they are being
urged by the Health Department to
report at the Health Offices for these
For (ISO Director
Abe Martin, local USO director,
has been informed from headquarters
that Mrs. Esther Marshburn, of Ra
leigh, has been assigned as his as
sistant at the local club. He also
received word that Hertford has been
designated as an extension of the
Edenton I'SO club. The Hertford
club will be under the direction of
Martin and his local personnel, who
will between the two towns
and head the operations of both clubs,
with the asssistance of the various
Mrs. Marshburn comes to Edenton
as a very enthusiastic, and an ably
trained club worker. Martin has ex
pressed himself as being quite pleas
ed over the new arrangements of
club extension work, and of being able
to have such an outstanding assistant
worker aidded to his personnel.
Chowan Joins In
For Tobacco Quota
Chowan County joined the rest of
the tobacco growing areas of the
State in the tobacco referendum, held
on Saturday, with almost a one
hundred per cent “yes” vote.
The number of people in Chowan
voting in favor of the referendum
totaled 112. The number opposing
Chowan is one of the 72 tobacco
growing counties, and from the time
the returns began trickling in Satur
day, it was apparent that the tobacco
'growers were expressing with their
ballots, their conviction that market
ing quotas are essential.
Saturday’s balloting had been pre
ceded by a campaign in which agri
cultural leaders and farm organiza
tions cited the figures of quota years,
and non-quota years, to demonstrate
the advantages of market quotas.
This resulted in approximately 19 out
of every 20 tobacco growers casting
their ballots in favor of quotas.
By Local Red Cross
This week, Mrs. VV. H. Coffieio,
chairman of the local surgical dress
ing unit, assisted by her co-chairman,
Mrs. Toni Wood, and others, shipped
to headquarters in Louisville, Ky.,
30,000 two by two surgical sponges,
and 18,000 four by four dressings.
These sponges and dressings are in
a most urgent demand at the present
time. They are .needed on land and
sea, and in all places where war ac
tivities are going on. The local quo
tas are being increased, along with
the continuous increase of other wai
medical necessities. At the present
time the local classes are working to
finish another 30,000 of the two by
When this allotment is finished,
there will be other large shipments
to be made, and all the help possible
is needed at the Red Cross rooms,
to carry on this part of the home
front production program.
Mrs. Coffield states that the num
ber of workers has decreased here ot
late, since the hot days are with us.
“This makes a slowing up in the
production,” she says, “and we must
not let that happen to our unit.
The war is still on, and this particu
lar type of work is definitely neces
“It is to be hoped that >ur local
volunteer workers will renew their
interest and be on hand at the work
rooms every possible chance they
get. Doing your bit in such peace
ful, pleasant surroundings, and so
far away from guns and war should
be an inspiration to rally with a little
more enthuslam than heretofore,” the
Arrives In Edenton
Mrs. Esther Marshburn, certified
USO worker, has arrived to assist
Abe Martin, L’SO director, in the
local USO work, also to help organ
ize and set in motion the club work
in Hertford, which has been desig
nated as an extension of vhe local
Mrs. Marshburn is a native of Ra
leigh. She took her USO training
in New York City at the training j
center, and has worked with the
USO Club at Morehead City.
Mrs. Marshburn’s duties as assist-!
ant to Director Abe Martin, are to
assist in all club activities, to organ-;
ize GSO and VSO club workers, ano I
to keep these organizations as alive 1
as possible at all times. “I am ex
pecting to be very busy with my vai
ied activities,” states Mrs . Marsli
bum, “and 1 am anxious to get m.v
GSO and VSO clubs will be organ
ized in Hertford by Mrs. Marshburn
as soon as possible.
Aug. 4To Discuss |
Shortage of Feeds
Lyle Leichrter, a representative of
the Ralston-Purina Co., will conduct
a “Food so Victory Crusade” meet
ing on Wednesday afternoon, August j
4, at 3 o’clock, at the Court House. |
This is strictly a non-commercial
meeting. The purpose of it is to;
present a program which will aid in
increasing the production of meat,'
milk and eggs, without increasing the j
consumption of feed,* in view of the
fact that feed stuffs are very scarce,
and must be used more efficiently
so as not to cause a serious shortage. 1
This meeting will be mJVst helpful in j
curbing such shortages.
All community ami farm leaders,
including county agents, bankers,
AAA, Production Credit Association,
Vocational Agriculture teachers, all
feed merchants, and leading business
people of the town have been urgent
ly invited to attend this meeting.
This program is being sponsored by
the Home Demonstration Agent, and
is highly approved by the L'. S.
Department of Agriculture, leading
agriculture colleges, and all farm
leaders in the country.
Sunday Evening Service
At Presbyterian Church
As has been previously announced,
services at the Presbyterian Church
will be held each Sunday evening at
The Rev. D. C. Crawford, Jr., pas
tor of the church, urges his people
to be present at these evening ser
vices. He also extends a most cor
dial invitation to visitors in or about
town to feel welcome to attend his
Sunday evening services at any time.
Ration Book No. 3
Made August 2-10
According to information from tfte
Chowan War Price and Rationing
Board, those who have not made ap
plications for War Ration I „ r „
3, or who have not recei\|
, No. .3 books,, -may make aj ; .icationo
for these books. These applications
, may be made from August 1 to in.
I The Board can not, and does not,
, issue the War Ration Book. It only
, accepts the application made by tile
. j applicant, and sends it to Charlotte,
i where it is processed and filed.
Blanks for these applications may
1 be secured from the offices of the
local Ration Board. This informa
■ tion is mainly for those who have not
i already received Ration Book No. 3.
Firemen Agree so
Invest SIOOO In
Series G Bonds
The Board of Trustees of the
Firemen’s Relief Fund, consisting- of j
> R. K. Hall, chairman; E. W. Spires,
: secretary; Chas. H. Wood, treasurer,
. and Roy E, Leary, decided at their
annual meeting, and voted to invest
SI,OOO of the Fund in Series G, War
This relief Fund has accumulated
• over a period of years, until at
present, there is a balance of
• $3,646.94. The Board decided this
would be a good investment, as well
i as the patriotic thing to do, since
this particular series of bonds are
negotiable and could be converted in
- to cash in case a large number of
firemen might be injured and need
help from this fund.
The State levies a tax of one-tenth
of one percent on fire insurance col-!
lected by companies doing business in j
this State. This tax I evy is passed!
I on to the local fire departments -by j
! the Insurance Commissioner’s Office,;
■ and designated to be used for the j
relief of firemen injured while in the 1
line of duty. The Edenton fire cum
■ pany has been fortunate in not hav
i ing many occasions requiring pay
j ments from the fund, and it has
j guarded the fund carefully against a
-1 day when an emergency- might arise.
. j ’
Chowan Farmers Get
Carload Govt. Wheat
Last week a carload, containing
! 1,500 bushels of Government wheat 1
was received and delivered l > farm-';
ers. This wheat will be used as
feed for farm animals to help offset!
the shortage of corn. Twenty-seven ,
Chowan farmers co-operated in this] i
Chowan farmers like this wheat for
feeding livestock and poultry and, in
most cases, when the herd of hogs \
is not too large, farmers are soaking ;
j the wheat in water before feeding. ,
j Large hog and cattle raisers are ba\- ,
! ing the wheat ground. ,
Hunting and Fishing
Licenses Now On Sale
j County Game Warden J. G. Perry |
J has announced that the combination j ,
hunting and fishing licenses are now i j
on sale. These licenses may be se- j ‘
cured from any establishment that
has handled them in previous years. |
j Mr. Perry wishes to remind tne
j public that it is unlawful to hunt or
■j fish without having the proper li
i cense, and violators of the law will
| be dealt with, according to the pro
' visions made for the offense.
Scouts To Camp At
j The local Boy Scout Troop will 1
leave Sunday, August 1, for a week’s
outing at Camp Darden, near Frank- I •
Scoutmaster Charlie Overman finds | ’
that he can’t possibly attend this i
camp with his hoys, since he has a
4-H Club camp to arrange and get off
to a good start next Friday. In his
place, Mike Harris, assistant Scout
Master, will have charge of the
twelve Boy Scouts who will spend
the week at Camp Darden.
Tom Shepard Given
Duty In Navy
Tom Shepard, son of Mr. ind Mrs.
W. B. Shepard, who reported at Ft.
Bragg on July 22, for physical ex- ;
animations, has been assigned to
Navy duty. Shepard was sworn in
the Navy on July 24, and will report
at headquarters in Raleigh on Fri
day. From Raleigh he will he sent
to camp for basic training.
After graduating from Edenton
High School in the class of ’42. he
attended Marion Military Institute,
This ntwspaftr it drou
ioltd in tit ItrrUmy
wkmrt AdotrUttrt wiK
fttUot good rttuUt.
$1.30 Per Year.
Jesse White New
Local Lesion Post
ite Library xx
At a joint installation ceremony
of the America# Legion Post, the
Legion Post Auxiliary, and the Junior
Auxiliary on Tuesday night at the
Court House, Major R. Gregg Cherry
officiated in the services, afterward
making a patriotic speech of great
interest and value.
Prior to the installation ceremony,
a patriotic song service was conduct
ed by Charles W 7 . Overman and
Chaplain H. E. Chase, of the U. S.
Marine Corps Air Station, led in
R. L. Pratt, retiring commanoer
of the Ed. G. Bond Post, made a brief
speech of appreciation for the co
operation he had received during ins
term of office. Commander Pratt
recognized Lt. Col. Hopkins, Lt.
Commander Prahl, Captain Gully, the
several commanders from visiting
Legion Posts, the new District com
mander, V. N. Darden, of Hertford,
and D. M. Warren, all of whom were
in the audience. Each person re
sponded with brief speeches.
In an auditorium packed with Leg
ionnaires, Auxiliary members, and
guests from in town and out-of-town,
the following Legion officers were
installed by the visiting master of
ceremonies: Jesse W. White, com
mander; J. L. Chestnutt, first vice
commander; Robert C. Privott, second
vice commander; L. S. Byrum, thiru
vice commander; John A. Holmes,
adjutant and finance officer. Ali
other officers of the Post who were
present were also installed at the
Auxiliary officers who were in
stalled at the same ceremony were:
Mrs. J. L, Chestnutt, president; Mrs.
R. L. Pratt, vice president; Mrs. Roy
K. Leary, secretary; Mrs. Alvalt
Bunch, treasurer; Mrs. Carroll E.
Kramer, historian; Mrs. E. L. White,
sergeant-at-arms, and Mrs. J. Paul
In the Junior Auxilary, Mary
Griffin was installed as piesident;
Nelle Perry, vice president; Lillian
Byruin, secretary; Dorothy Chestnutt,
treasurer; Mary MacDonald Holmes,
sergeant-at-arms, and Josie White,
After the installation, the guest
speaker was introduced by It. C.
Major Cherry urged the people in
a most enthusiastic patriotic speech
to see to it that the war was not
lost on the home front, while it is
being won on the bloody battle
“Guard against the letting down of
that high pinnacle of patriotism, as
of the first World War,” admonished
Cherry, as he cited the incidents of
the American Naval holiday, the
American policy of dismantling, ana
the long period of depression, when
there was a decided tendency to relax
all defense efforts »in our land and
country, and of the general sentiment
of unwillingness to take our existing
dangers seriously until the Pearl
“That type of sentiment will no
longer exist in a land where Anglo-
Saxon people have such fired hope 3
and determinations, with burning de
sires for victory and peace,” Cherry
said. “Our prayers on the home
front are giving courage ind faith to
our fighting men. and with such
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Projects In Drainage
Area Are Checked
Charles W. Overman, Chowan
county agent, ami L. W. Anderson,
farm agent of Perquimans county,
and A. A. Cone, of the Soil Conserva
tion Service, met and have gone over
the program of work for the Albe
marle Soil Conservation District.
They found that necessary aa
justments and revisions had to be
made in order that the program
would suit the area, and be most ef
ficient and effective.
The first consideration was
to the many drainage projects that
needed to be gotten underway.
Club Women To Discuss
Curb Market Friday
At Community House
Miss Rebecca Colwell, Chowan
County home demonstration agent,
has called a meeting of all club
women of the county for Friday af
ternoon. This meeting will be hela
at the Community Buildmg at Cross
Roads, at 3:30 o’clock.
Miss Colwell plans to discuss with
club members a curb market to be
run by them, and she is particularly
anxious that all club members be
present at the meeting Friday after
noon. The curb market will be dis
cussed from every angle, and wheth
er or not a curb market is started
will be decided at this meeting.