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Volume X.—Number 47.
F or Farmers To Elect
' A Committeemen
Seven Elections Arrang
ed In Chowan To
Responsibility of Com
mitteemen Mounts as
Result of War
Meeting in a series of community
sessions, North Carolina farmers soon
will elect more than 9,000 community
committeemen and alternates who
will represent them in operating the
War Food Program and the Agricul
tural Conservation Program of the
AAA in 1944, it is announced by G.
T. Scott, chairman of the State AAA
All community elections will be
held between November 29 and De
cember 4, Scott said, and county Con
ventions for the purpose of electing
a County AAA Committee will be
held following final community elec
tions in each county.
"Since beginning of the national
farm program ten years ago, the
AAA has been operated on the prin
ciple that farmers themselves run the
program,” he said. “Each year farm
ers from every 'community in the
State elect three of their neighbors
as AAA committeemen to handle
their farm program business. They
also elect a delegate to represent the
community in selecting a committee,
"f three farmers from the county to
serve as the County AAA Committee
for the following year.”
Responsibility of AAA committee
men has increased steadily since be
ginning of the war, and will be even
greater next year, since War Fooa
Administrator Marvin Jones a few
weeks ago assigned directly to AAA
full responsibility for most of thej
w ar-time action programs relating toj
farm production, he said. Among!
■grams recently re-assigned to,,
A from County USDA War Boards '
work relating to production goals,
jth crops and livestock; rationing
and allocation of farm machinery,)
equipment, building supplies and
other agricultural materials and fa- j
cilities; farm transportation, and;
issuance of farm livestock .slaughter!
In Chowan County seven meetings,
have been scheduled to elect com
munity committeemen. Each of these
meetings will be held at 7:30 p. m.,
at the following pieces:
Wednesday, December 1
Gliden Community at L. C. Briggs’
Ryland Community at G. A. Holl
Center Hill Community at L. W.
Rocky Hock Community at Rocky
Hock Central School.
Macedonia Community at C. P.
Thursday, December 2
Edenton Community at Court'
Yeopim Community, time and place
to be announced later.
Wives Os Off jeers
Meet On Monday
Purpose to Form Club
To Sponsor Social
In an effort to organize an offi
cers’ wives club in Edenton, all wives
of Marine and Navy officers are
urged to attend a meeting to be held
Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the
local USO Club. This meeting has
been arranged by Mrs. H. M. Gregg,
who urges every wife of an officer
to attend 'in order to present sugges
tions relative to forming an organiza
tion for the purpose of becoming]
better acquainted and working out a
schedule of social activities for the
benefit of officers and their wives.
50 Attend Four Egg
About 50 persons attended four
•“gg grading schools and demonstra
i tions held last week at Edenton,
ft Rocky Hock, Cross Roads and Gliden.
' T. T. Brown, Extension poultry spec
ialist of State College, was in charge
of the meetings, at which a great
deal of interest was shown in learn
ing how to grade eggs properly in
order to receive the highest prices.
THE CKOW4N HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
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Beautiful South Pacific islands, steaming jungies, European cities, hot sandy deserts,
and towns and plains of Asia have been wash,d in the blood of conquering and defending
armies alike. Have, we Americans had to search through the smoldering ruins of what was
once cur home? Aimsi.an towns have never been subject to such barbarism, and for this
we all should he grate i'u . There is every reason for intelligent men and women who believe
in God to turn reverently toward Him on this Thanksgiving Day and express thanks for the
Divine goodness whic h has brought blessings far above what we deserve.
Edenton High And
Hertford Meet On
; One of Best Games of
Season In Prospect
jjfch, >».*F#r,Fa«s *
i AT 3 O’CLOCK
! Aces Will Attempt to
i Even Count In 18- v
| What should be one of the best
football games of the season will be j
played on Hicks Field on Thanksgiv-i
ing Day, when the Edenton Aces en-'
: terrain the - Ferquimans Count;, High;
School Indians from Hertford. At'
3 o’clock, Coach Venters’ team will <
tackle the Hertford outfit in an ali-,
out attempt to even the count in a
long series that started IN years
ago. In the 17 games that have
been played, Hertford has won eight
games and Edenton has won seven,
two games resulted in scoreless ties.
It was a long time after the series
began before Edenton was able to
break into the win column. Os the
first eight games played Edenton
| won only one. In the following se-
I ries of eight games Hertford won
only one. i - .
Last year Hertford moke the tie
by a 31 to 9 victory, and the Eden
ton lads are out to even the count I
leather than to let history repeat it-!
Self by ringing up another cycle of;
victories for Hertford, v'-. j
1 In this long and colorful series,
j Edenton has scored 231 points to t 55
i for Hertford, but tin margin was run
!up by Coach Henry House’s 1934
! Class B State champions. They joiir-
Ineyed to Hertford and brought hack
I a victory to the tune of 34 to 0.
Both Edenton and Hertford have ]
played Elizabeth City Yellow Jackets,
champions of the Albemare, and were
defeated by large scores. Each team, j
however, was able to score a touch-'
down against the Albemarle cham-!
The Aces and the Indians are about
- matched so far as compari
son with Elizabeth City is concern
ed. The Indians have the edge in re
] serve strength but the Aces/have the
advantage of having played a fuller I
and harder schedule. The game on
I Thanksgiving Day is almost certain
to be close and hard-fought with
victory going to the team that gets
i Shipment Fruit Trees
Planted In Chowan
,j A shipment of 429 frilit trees was
received by the Chowan County
agents and distributed to 25 families
this week. These trees gre being set
to increase home orcharos and con
sist of apples, peaches, jiears, scup
i pernong grapes, bunch gjfepes, pecan,
; cherry, plum and nectaftne.
ivlenl.on, (lioWap CountyfNdrth Carolina, Thursday, November 25,1943.
Thanksgiving To Bej
Union Service and Foot
ball Game Highlights;
i Thanksgiving will be generally ob-!
served as a holiday in Edenton Thurs- i
day, with .store.- ami business houses I
for the most part scheduled to be
closed all day. Featuring observance;
of the day Will be a union Thanks-1
giving service and a football game, j
The union service is sponsored by
the Episcopalians, Presbyterians and!
Methodists, and will be held in St. j
Paul's Church in the morning at 11 i
o’clock, when an appropriate ines-;
* sage will la* delivered by the Rev. D.
!(\ Crawford, Jr., pastor of the
; I'fesbyterian Church.
j in the afternoon at 3 o’clock,
■ Edenton and Hertford High School
' lootball teams will meet on the local
gridiron in what should result in one
of the best games ot the season,
i Tlie two outfits are ancient rivals,
with Hertford having, an edge of one
game in a series of 18 years standing.
Then, of course, there will be a
large group, weather permitting, who
plan to spend the day either hunting
The Bank of Edenton will be closed
all day, as well as the post office and
tile county and city offices.
Gifts And Greetings
Should Be Mailed
By December 10th
Faced with the prospect of extra
heavy mail from now until Christmas,
and with inadequate help to cope
with the situation, Postmaster C. E.
Kramer, again this week, urges pa
trons to mail Christmas packages
land greeting cards as early as
I Unless advice from postal officials
I is heeded, says Mr. Kramer, a great
• deal of mail will not reach its desti
! nation in time for Christmas. For
| packages and greetings to be re-
I ceived on time, Mr. Kramer says,
! they should be mailed by Decern -
! her 10.
In Municipal Building
Monday And Tuesday
Due to a term of Superior Court
convening in the Court House Mon-'
day morning, the registration for li
, quor sales permit books will be
transferred to the Municipal Building.
Only a few more days remain for
those who desire to secure sales per
mit book No. 2, the final day being
Tuesday, November 30.
Books will be issued to those who
are eligible each day except Thurs
day, from 10 o’clock in the morning
until 6 o’clock. No books, however,
will be issued until January 1. The
new books are necessary to purchase
whiskey after December 1.
Union Services At
St. Paul’s Church On
'Message Will Be Deliv
ered By The Rev.
D. C. Crawford, Jr.
AT 11 O’CLOCK
Three Local Congrega
tions Join In Holiday
Cniou services will be held in St.
• Paul’s Episcopal Church Thursday
morning at 11 o’clock, according to
nn arrangement made by the Rev.!
: Lewis F. Schenck. rector of St.!
Paul’s; the Rev. D. C. Crawford, Jr.,|
pastor of the Presbyterian Church,!
the Rev. H. F. Surratt, pastor of the
The three ministers arranged the
service as a fitting observance of the 1
Thanksgiving holiday, ami each urges
members of his congregation to make
a special effort to devote an hour to,
worship, especially at a time when
there is so much to be thankful for.
Visitors and members of other congre
gations are also cordially invited to;
] join in the service.
An appropriate 'Thanksgiving rues?
| sage will be delivered by the Rev.
D. C. Crawford, Jr., pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, Who has agreed
I to preach for the union service.
Though Thursday night’s regular
Masonic meeting was called off, S. C.!
Mills, piaster of U nanimity Lodge, l
No. 7, has called a special meeting for
tonight (Thursday) for the purpose
of conferring the first degree upon a!
candidate of a Long Island lodge. |
The meeting will begin at 8 o’clock,
and all members are urged to attend.
In Baptist Church
! Special Thanksgiving services will
ibe held in the Baptist Church on
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, when
a message suitable for the occasion
! will be delivered by the Rev. PI. L.
A cordial invitation is extended to
I everyone to attend.
I Rotary Club Calls Off
Meeting On Thursday
Due to Thanksgiving being observ
i ed Thursday, there will be no meeting
■ of the Edenton Rotary Club. It is
; one of the few holidays observed by
, the club and the regular meeting
k will be held Thursday of next week,]
i and President R. N. Hines urges a
10ft percent attendance at this time. 1
Annual Christmas Seal
Sale Now Under Way In
Chowan To Raise Funds
Day Earlier |
This issue of The Herald
should reach our readers one day
earlier than usual, the paper go
ing to press Tuesday instead of
Wednesday. Stepping up a day
was necessary in order to com
plete other work in The Herald
office in time for employees to
enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
It also means that many of the
readers will receive their copy
before the holiday, which will also j
be observed by postal employees.
Must Be Attended
To By December 15
Individual Is Required
To Determine If
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Robert E. Hannagan urges all tax
payers to determine if they are re
quired to file either original or
amended “Declarations of Estimated
Income and Victory Tax” on or be
fore December 15,
Explaining that only a limited per
centage of taxpayers need make
any filing at this tinny Mr. ttanrie
gan suggested that everyone ascertain
for himself whether he is affected.;
Lily far the largest percentage of tax
payers have no further filing to make
until the annual income and Victory
tax return is due Not later than March
15, 1944. However, some taxpayers
who filed ‘‘declarations” in September
have an installment to pay December
15, for which they will be sent bills
by their local Collectors of Internal
In general, the filing of a declara
tion on or before December 15, will
be required of the following:
1. Farmers who have sufficient
income to require filing and have
postponed filing under the special
provisions of law which permit farm
ers to wait as late as December 15. 1
2. Persons who did file in .Septem
ber but underestimated their tax by
more than 20 percent and who should,
therefore, file “amended declarations”
to avoid penalties.
3. Persons who did not file in
September because their estimated
income at that time was insufficient
to require filing, but now come with
in any one of the following classes:'
a. Anyone who expects to have
during the calendar year 1943 more
than SIOO gross income from a source
outside of wages which are subject to
withholding and who also expects
sufficient gross income to "require
filing an income tax return (SSOO
for a single person, $1,200 for a mar
ried couple, or $624 for an individual
b. Any single person expecting
wages of more than $2,700 during the
(Continued on Page Six)
Final Sermon At St.
j Paul’s On Sunday
Rector and Wife Will
Leave Monday For
The Rev. Lewis F. Schenck will
conduct his last service as rector of
St. Paul’s Church Sunday morning
at 11 o’clock. At this time he will i
preach and administer the Holy Com
Mr. and Mrs. Schenck are leaving
Monday for Burlington, where he will
begin his duties as rector of the
Church of the Holy Comforter at that
city. He is particularly ambitious
for every member of the congregation
and his friends to be present at this
Bishop Darst says that he is quite
sure that a new rector will be at St.
Paul’s in a short time. He gave the
Vestry a number of names for con
sideration. In the time intervening,
; visiting clergymen will conduct ser-
I vices at the local church.
TMt N C State Library
latea tm the territory I
where Adeertirart wdt I
reoliae feed retake. j
$1.50 Per Year
Money Used to Combat
Tuberculosis Over En
Chowan County High In
Counties of State In
Beginning Monday of this week,
Chowan County joined with the re
mainder of North Carolina in the
37th annual Christmas Seal Sale
which will continue through, the
Christmas holidays. Though no goal
has been announced for Chowan
County, it is hoped to receive more
than in former years.
In conforming to the method
adopted by the State, there will De
no canvass made to sell the Seals.
Instead, a quantity of Seals have been
mailed to about 050 people, yvho are
urged to remit at least a penny for
each Seal to Airs. 11. C. Holland,
treasurer. In event the Seals are not
purchased, they should be returned to
Mrs. Holland as early as possible.
Mrs. .J. A. Moore is again chairman
of the Chowan County Seal Sale aim
included in each letter sent out she
inserted a list of pertinent facts re
lating to tuberculosis. She is very
anxious that these facts are read and
pondered, for by so doing, there
should be little reason why there
should not be a generous response to
the appeal for funds.
Mrs. Moore points out that despite
the fact that tuberculosis is prevent
able and curable, it is the cause of
more deaths than any other disease
between the ages of 15 and 45.
There has been a rise in tuberculosis
deaths of young white men from 15
to 34, and among young girls from
10 to 14, so that the disease is far
from being under control.
It is also pointed out that due to
war conditions, an increase in tuber
culosis is to be expected. Contribut
ing to extra dangers are strain,
overwork, anxiety, broken rest, over
crowded iiving and working condi
tions and mass movements of men
from one place to another.
“Christmas Seals are not charity,”
says Mrs. Moore, “they are far more
than charity. While the thing they
represent appeals strongly to our
benevolent instincts, it also appeals
to our urge for self-protection. What
we do through this organized agency
helps those who cannot help them
selves. It also tremendously affects
our own personal destinies.”
Term Os Superior
Court Begins In
Judge Thompson Order
ed Many Old Cases
Put on Calendar
What appears to result in a busy
term of Chowan Superior Court will
convene in the Court House Monday
morning with Judge C- E. Thompson,
of Elizabeth City, scheduled to pre
side. Aside from the criminal cases
on the docket, quite a few civil cases
are scheduled to be tried Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Aside from the regular docket,
Judge Thompson, when presiding at
the September term, ordered many old
cases to be placed on the calendar in
order to dispose of at least some of
them. There are 40 of these cases,
a number of which are of several
Pump Installed At
Beaver Hill Cemetery
It will be of interest to owners of
lots in Beaver Hill Cemetery to learn
that a pump has been installed,
which makes it convenient for water
ing flowers on the graves. There has
been much inconvenience for some
time due to a well drying up so that
iit was necessary to secure water
from a nearby creek,
j The pump was installed by the
Cemetery Association at the sugges
tion of Mayor Leroy Haskett, who
, made the necessary arrangements.