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The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday’ by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Buffiap and Hector Lupton, at 423-426 South
Broad Street, Edenton, N. C.
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' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER lb, 1943
THIS WEEK’S BIBLE THOUGHT;
INNER CHARACTER IS THE IMPORTANT THING:
Eor with the heart man beiieveth unto righteousness,
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
—Rnmais 10:10. _g ;
Free Schools Build Democracy
Reopening of public schools in Chowan. County and
elsewhere in the United States is an annual event,
taken for granted by pup>is and parents alike. It is
natural that children should fail to appreciate the edu
cation opportunities that are presented to them but it
is regrettable that parents fail to appreciate the tre
mendous significance of our public school system.
One does not have to go back very far, in the history
of the world, to reach the time, just a little more than
one hundred, years ago, w hen the right to an education
was restricted. Even today, in some countries, there
is only the slightest effort to provide an educational
system, such as we have in the United States, under
State and Federal control.
In the development of democracy, it was inevitable
that parents of all classes should insist upon the right
of their children to enjoy the opportunity of mental
development to the highest possible degree. Moreover,
the educational system that we support by public tax
ation, which is open to all citizens and good enough for
all people, is an example in democracy. In addition,
the schools prepare our boys and girls to become propr.
citizens of a democratic state.
in the United States, to an extent unequalled else
where in the world the public schools are patronized by
ail classes. The only exception is found in certain pri
vate, religious or parochial schools which educate about
ten per cent of our elementary grade children. In this
instance, however, the motive for segration is religious
and without class distinction.
About Drafting Fathers
The drafting of fatliers will be given early attention
by Congressmen and. as near as we can guess, the
boys who want votes will wangle away to keep mosv
of the fathers home. -s
There is a demand, in some for the imme
diate drafting of l“-year-<dd boy- iir order to avoid
taking any fathers. This merely illustrates the need
for men in the services and that when one group is ex
( mpted another must carry the load.
We still think that there ought to be some way to use
the nearly a million men who have been rejected because
of illiteracy and that those who have been deferred on
account of venereal disease- should be called up. cute :
and put in the sen ice.
A Vast Area To Defend
Some idea of the vast distances involved in the war
against Japan is apparent when one notes that Ameri
can Liberator bombers, flying from India, have opened
their aerial offensive against Car Nicobar.
The bombers flew one thousand miles to reach the
"-land which is seven hundred miles south of Burma
and about three hundred fifty miles northwest ol
Sumatra. It is nearly four thousand miles from Car
Nicobar to Marcus, which was recently attacked in the
Already, it is plain that the pressure against Japan
ese, positions is being increased. As the forces of the
United Nations become stronger, the. pressure win
grow and, eventually, the Japanese defense will he. too
thin and the inevitable break-thrlough will occur.
Spain Is For Peace!
The Spanish newspaper, El Espanol. described by the
Associated Press as “officially influential.” is talking
about peace and advancing the argument that, both
sides are concerned about the post-war peace, the best
possible world organization and the elimination of
"barbarism" by which it means Communism.
The; argument of the Spanish newspaper follows
that of German spokesmen, In fact, it is the common
propaganda of the dictator countries, who continue to
imagine that the world is frightened by the bogey of
What these spokesmen overlook is the determination
of the United Nations to defeat the Axis, not because
of their form of government, but because they threaten
the peace of the world.
The form of government adopted by Russia is 01
minor concern to other nations so long as the Soviet
pursues a policy of peace and does not attempt to ex
pand Communist organizations by force.
Though J. G. Campen, chairman of the County War
Finance Committee, had had no complete figures, he
had enough information Wednesday afternoon to know
that practically one-third of Chowan County’s quota of
$417,000 in the Third War Loan drive was reached.
With one-third of the quota realized in six days, Mr.
Campen and his co-workers feel more optimistic that
the county will go over the top.
It’s a long way, however, from $417,000, so that de
spite the encouraging initial returns, all of us should
buy until it hurts. It’s not giving anything, but mere* 1 ’
taking advantage of the best investment in the'v orld.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1943
j UEARD and SEEW
Kl —By “BUFF”
Whether he just made a mistake or knew what he
was talking about, Mayor Leroy Haskett, on Tuesday
nigh(t, adopted a new way of getting payment of bills
approved. After the bills were read by Town Clerk
R. E. Leary, the Mayor said, "All in favor of paying
the bills as read, scratch your head.” Well, it was
getting late, so that what Couneilmen didn’t scratch
their heads rubbed their eyes.
riririTLri o— '
Judge C. Everett Thompson lost no time in winding
up the .September term of Superior Court this week,
and even at the outset was very brief in his charge to
the Grand Jury. He, of course, instructed the jurymen
relative to their very important duties, but could have
used up a lot of time referring to the war. About ail
he had to say about the present conflict was, "\ou all
knoiw just about as well as 1 knoA when the war will
■end.” Anybody know?
C. 1). Stewart is just about the latest one to ex
press his interest in my recent hospital experiences, a
letter being received from him Wednesday morning.
He said lie was ashamed for not writing and wishing
for me a speAiy recovery, though he was thinking abouv
I me a great deal. It’s the first admission I’ve ever had
from him that he was ashamed, despite the “wild’
fishing, as well as other stories, he used to uncork at
t'ne Rotary meetings here. Anyway, C. D. left Wednes
day'to spend a few days vacation at Morehead City ano
will later be transplanted to Rhode Island. He promised j
to drop a line to let me know how cold it is up there !
along about Christmas time.
It wasn’t exactly a banquet, but I was a guest of
Chief of Police Tanner and Tom Goodman at therr
nightly coffee-drinking spree just before retiring the
other night. It was just after Town Council meeting
that the three of us were chewing the rag outside the
fire station when the aroma of freshly-made coffee
seeped through the crack in the door. “Fats” and Tom
proceeded toward the “kitchen” but the third fellow
trailed after 'em. It was a cool night, the coffee was
splendid and, if they aren’t any too careful, they'll have
some more company, especially if Town Council has
any more of those lengthy session.-. Which reminds
Uie that over in Rocky Mount the various restaurants
have, for a long time, provided free coffee to the police
at any time they want a cup.
At least one Republican read a paragraph in this
column last week relative to "the promised land.” 1
said a Republican must have written the piece, but my
Republican friend says it was a sorry Democrat who din
tlie writing. Gosh, are there “sorry” Democrats, too?
Archie 'Layton writes that he cannot tell how much
lie enjoys reading lvis home-town paper, and that it has
been a great help to him. Friend Archie has been in
a number of camps and has been sent out west, so he
wrote in order to have hi.- address changed so that In- j
does not miss a single issue.
And speaking about missing issues, Mrs. I*. L. Rea.
who lives in Washington. (). C., is having a dickens of a
time getting her paper regularly. I've checked on her
address, added the zone number, stamped the paper
myself and still sometimes she gets it and sometimes ,
she doesn’t. She’- been raving now for some time and !
if ;t doesn’t soon arrive regularly. I'm going to rave
with th>- postal officials.
That guy. Frank Math, from all appearances has
turned poet. He is now located at Havelock.. N. C.. ano
sent quite a lengthy poem entitled "That Eating Man
Ed.” The poem has the writer as the subject and will
appear in this column as >oon as I can get it in type.
With the shortage of help. I'll have to set the typo
sometime when Pm not busy sweeping the floor, wash
ing Up a press or doing some other duty of a printer’s
devil. I'm not prepared to pass on the merits of trie
poem. But Friend Frank i- too far away to shoot, if it is :
as bad as some poetry I've read and even put into type.
Edenton s GSO Girls have been invited to a dance to
ie held at Harvey Point tonight (Thursday). Any of
the girls who are interested are asked to contact Abe j
Martin at the UFO Club. Then, too, Friend Martin
has been asked to try to secure a piano or two for the
Service Men's Club at the base. This is not exactly an
advertisement, but anyone who has a piano they do not 1
need can get rid of it by contacting Mr. Martin at the
Edenton I SO Club.
Edenton Rotariahs staged an old-time spelling bee ,
at last week's meeting in which Izzy Cam pen’s side won
over Jim Wood's spellers. Izzy said the reason his
side won was because he picked the sort of fellows
who looked as though they could not handle many words j
above three or four letters. At any rate. Wood Privott [
| was the last bn the floor and was declared the cham- j
I pion. The match was presided over by yours truly, I
jwho had three books, one a first grade book out of
I which words were selected for fellows like Mint Warren,
rial Framer. Charlie Overman. Boh Martin and Charlie
Wood. Another book was a High School speiTer for
guys like Jim Wood, Frank Holmes and Doc Hart, ami
the third was a printer’s book containing different
words for fellows such as John Holmes and Wood
Privott. Anyhow;, the contest proved a very good •rea
son why so many business men have secretaries, for
without ’em it might be a job to figure out what they
were talking about by the letters they would be obliged
Eddie Spires is often obliged to spend a lot of time
explaining and giving information as Clerk of Court,
but the other day he had his shortest experience. A
colored woman entered his office and asked, “Where
lo a pusson go to git a disvorce?” “To a lawyer,” re
plied Eddie. The only other remark in the conversation
was “Thank you, suh,” as the woman Dacked out of the
Just in case you might have forgotten, the Third
V\ar Loan drive is on. Chowan has a big quota, which
means that every individual will have to rally to the
cause to put the county over the top.
■ m WrW l ■
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
THE SIN OF MOSES AND AARON
International Sunday School Lesson
For September 19, 1943
Golden Text: “Be ye angry and
sin not.”—Ephesians 4:26.
Lesson Text: Numbers 20:1-13;;
A long period of time has elapsed,
since the beginning of the march of
the children of Israel away from the
foot of Mount Sinai, the basis of our
last week’s, lesson, to that of the en
campment of the people at the foot
of Mt. (for. The nine chapters of;
Numbers which intervene record the
murmuring of the people that was,
followed by the quails accompanied j
by a plague, the leprosy of Miriam, >
the sending of the spies into Canaan, I
the discouraging report of all save!
Joshua and Caleb, the rebelling of
the people and Moses' intercession.
As a matter of fact, 37 long years
had been spent wandering in the
wilderness, during which a whole
generation that had come out of
Egypt had perished. It is a new j
generation with which Moses has
now to deal, but their grumblings
and complaints are no different from
those of their fathers’.
These people also rebelled against I
Moses and Aaron and, almost in the.
same words, declared, “Would that
we had died when our brethren died!
before Jehovah." nr, in other words,
they might just as well have died
when their parents died as to come'
to such a place in such a predica-j
Then present need was water for,
themselves and their flocks. Instead
of remembering former instances,
wlnm God had provided for their!
needs, they went to Moses and;
Aaron and demanded that something j
be done about their plight. Without j
try ing to argue with the people these j
two men turned to God and fell upon*
their faces at the door of the taber
nacle, probably heartbroken at the
stubbornness of the Israelites.
God beard their plea and gave!
specific directions to Mo.-es and]
Aaron as to Iftiu they might produce :
water for the people. Moses anil
Aaron did as God commanded. They
called the people to assemble them
selves together before the rock and.
in a manner to stupefy the people I
and without giving God credit for
the miracle. Moses struck the rock
twice, instead of speaking to it as
God had said, and water came out of i
the rock sufficient for the needs of,
the people and their cattle.
Moses, in speaking to the children
of Israel and calling them “rebels,”
displayed evidence of anger and in
tense impatience with his people,
God considered Moses’ anger sinful.
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Is there a difference between sinful
and righteous anger? We know that
Jesus in the temple displayed anger
at tlie money changers, hut his was
a righteous anger.
Someone has said that the distinc
tion between sinful and righteous
anger is easily seen. Anger against
a person is sinful; anger against sin
is sometimes a duty. Jesus was ex
treme in his denunciation of a wrong,
hut loving and helpful to the one who
did the wrong. Anger which is
■without sin is unselfish. Sinful an
ger is selfishness which naturally
leads to hatred and revenge. “He
that will he angry, and not sin, must
not be angry hut for sin” is an ap
horism of John Trap-pi's.;;
Because of their sin, Moses and
Aaron were forbidden the pleasure
of leading the children of Israel into
the Promised Land. This was a keen
disappointment to these men who
had, for so long, led this wandering
When the people of Edom refused
to let the Israelites pass through
their land, although these people
were direct descendants of Esau,
brother of Jacob and the ancestor of
the Israelites, it became necessary
for Moses to take a more round
about way. He led his people around
Edom and then turned north into the
lain! of Moab. When they reached
Mt. Hor, Aaron, attended by Moses
and Aaron's son. Eleazer. died. Moses
was permitted the opportunity to
view the Promised Land from afar,
hut to Joshua was given the priv
ilege of leading the Israelites into
the land which God had promised
As we have pointed out before, the
Bible is unique in the fact that it
portrays its leading characters in
their true light. No effort is made
to hide or blot out their weaknesses
or sins. They are human heroes,
subject to human temptations and
frailties. They stumble and fall, but
they rise again, proving that they
have the stuff of which heroes are
Moses’ anger and impatience de
prived him of the thing he most
wanted—to lead his people into the
Promised I,and. We should take a
lesson from this fact and remember
"He that is slow; to anger i- bet
ter than the mighty; and he that rui
eth his spirit, than he that taket ..
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North Carolina In The
Chowan County Superior Coin v
Vernon MaeV iiliams Boyce, Plaintiff,
Jessie Elizabeth W. Boyce. Defendant.
NOTICE SERVING SI MMONS BY
The defendant above named will
hereby take notice that an action en
titled as above has been commenced
,in the Superior Court of Chowan
County, North Carolina, for the pur
pose of obtaining an absolute divorce
, from the said defendant upon the
grounds of abandonment and separa
i tion for the statutory period of two
i years; and the -aid defendant will
further take notice that she is re
, quired to appear at the office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of said
I County, in the Court House in Ederi
! t0i1.,; N. (’., within twenty days after
September 22nd, 1943, and file a
written Answer or Demur to the re
lief demanded in the Complaint in
said action, or the plaintiff will ap
ply to the Court for the relief de
manded in said Complaint.
This 22nd day of August, 1943.
(S) E. W. SPIRES,
Clerk Superior Court.
In accordance with authority vest
-led in the North Carolina Board of
1 Conservation and Development by
Chapter Thirty-Five, Public of
1935, the said Board has established
the following open seasons in desig
nated inland fishing waters for shad
and herring and it shall be unlawful
to take these species of fish at any
I other time:
In the counties and streams listed
below shad and herring may be taken
with skim; or gill nets of not less size
bar than one and one-half inches on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
each week from March 1 to May 10,
both dates inclusive.
These counties and streams are as
follows: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick,
Camden, Carteret, Craven, Currituck,
Dare. Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Chowan,
Jones, l,enoir, Martin, New Hanover,
Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Per
quimans, Tyrrell, and Washington
Tar River in Pitt, Edgecombe and
Nash counties; Contentnea Creek in
Wilson County below Highway U. S.
901 bridge; Cape Fear River in Pen
der. Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland
and Harnett counties; North East
Cape Fear River in Pender and New
Hanover counties; ■ Waccamaw River
in Brunswick and Columbus counties
up to New Brittain bridge on High
PAUL KELLY, Secretary,
N. C. Board of Conservation end