North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Volume XIII. —Number 17.
Term Os Superior
,°ourt In Session
Only 30 Minutes
No Cases On Dockets
Necessary to Be Tried
By Judge Stevens
Settlements Reached In
Six Cases Without
What is no doubt a record for the
shortest- term of Superior Court in
Chowan County resulted Monday mor
ning when a civil term convened and
adjourned in less than 30 minutes.
The term was for civil cases only,
with Judge Henry L. Stevens presid
ing and though a number of cases
were docketed, they all were either
postponed or settled by the parties
involved before going to trial.
Only one case was aired and this
was settled by W. D. I’ruden and Her
bert Leary, representing S. E. Mor
ris and C. E. Barnett respectively.
This was an ejectment proceeding in
which Mr. Morris, the plaintiff was
asking for $lB for rent from Mr. Bar
nett after the latter was ordered to
move from a house owned by Mr.
Morris. The defendant contended that
the amount of rent asked was double
what it should have been from the
time an appeal was noted when the
case was tried by Justice of the Peace
W. S. Summerell. The plaintiff con
tended .that the appeal was made pri
marily because of the scarcity of liv
ing quarters and for that reason ho
was entitled to the amount allowed by
OPA, which was exactly double what
he was charging before asking Bar
nett to move.
After the two lawyers stated their
f(intentions in the case, the plaintiff
-eed to accept $9 as rent and
the defendant pay the costs of
.ction, so that there were no oth
ases to be tried and Judge Ste
• eps promptly adjourned court.
Before releasing the jury Judge
Stevens complimented members of the
local bar in ironing out their differ
ences and settling the cases, some of
which might very easily have utilized
much valuable time of those who were
summoned for jury duty.
Among the cases settled out of
Clyde C. Penny vs. A. P. Goodwin,
W'hich was an action growing out of
an automobile collision.
Luther Mann and others vs, M. G.
George C. Swain, next friend of
George Alton Swain, infant, vs. S.
VV. Taylor and Lonnie Byrum Taylor.!
This action was brought for injuries 1
to the infant plaintiff as the result |
of an accident in which a ear owned j
by the defendants and driven by their
chauffeur struck the child. The de
fendants consented to judgment for
SSOO and court costs.
J. H. Conger vs. J. S. Wiggins of i
Gates County. This Was a suit for i
damages to a car owned by Mr. Con-j
ger by a truck owned by the defen
dant. The defendant agreed to pay!
Mr. Conger S2OO and pay court costs, j
J. Wallace Goodwin vs. Louis Good-j
win. The plaintiff agreed to a judg- j
ment awarding the hogs involved in j
the case to the defendant and the j
plaintiff to pay costs of the action,
The case of Watson B. White vs.
Frank Winslow was continued due to
illness of the defendant.
Speaker For Auxiliary
There will be a regular meeting of
the American Legion Auxiliary Fri
day night, May 3rd, in the Edenton
High School library. A special invi
tation is extended to members of the
American Legion and their wives,
both the old and new members of the
Auxiliary being especially urged to be
Mrs. O. S. Slaunwhite, of Raleigh,
State Department President, will be
I Jnvite A Guest_|
Am Members of the various chur
nes in Edenton, in coperation
with the USO, are urged to en
tertain service personnel in their
homes on Mother’s Day, May 12.
Any person who will invite one or
more men or women of the Eden
ton Naval Air Station to have
dinner on that day are requested
to register at the USO club as
soon as possible, so that proper
arrangements can be made.
Thofte registering to entertain
are asked to specify the denomi
nation to which they belong.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
| TRIO OF EDENTON EAGLE SCOUTS |
* * nHmng j- mfT%
Above is pictured three Edenton boys who last week were advanced to the rank of Eagle Scouts, They are
members of Troop 156, of which C. W. Overman is scoutmaster. Philip McMullan. Jr., is on the left, W. J. Tay
lor, Jr., center and Bobby Bvrum on the right. Young McMullan was also awarded the Bronze Palm for having
earned five more merit badges than is required to become an Eagle Scout.
CHOWAN COUNTY DEMOCRATS RE-ELECT
LLOYD GRIFFIN CHAIRMAN ATCONVENTIOH
Mrs. E. N. Elliott Again Chosen Vice Chairman
And E. W. Spires, Secretary-Treasurer;
State Convention In Raleigh Today
At the Chowan County Democratic j
Convention held in the Court House j
Saturday afternoon Lloyd E. Griffin j
was re-elected chairman, Mrs. E. N. i
Elliott vice chairman and E. W.'
Spires, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Gris- ’
fin, because he is out of town quite
frequently, expressed the hope that j
another would be elected chairman, j
but despite his suggestion lie, as well I
as the others, were unanimously elec- j
Mr. Spires reported that the execu
tive committee had a small cash bal-|
ance, so that the office of treasurer ,
was formed, with Mr. Spires elected '
i to fill both the secretary and treasur- i
er positions. He reported that $192.50 j
was raised during the recent cam- !
paign for funds to finance the fall
campaign and that after sending S2OO
to the State Democratic Executive i
Committee, with all bills paid, there !
remains a balance of $48.60.
Reports from the various precinct
meetings held the previous Saturday i
were read, wherein the following were
elected as chairman and vice chair
man to serve on the County Executive
East Edenton—R. L. Pratt, chair
Robert Lee Humber
Speaker For Edenton
PTA Tuesday, May 7
| Final Meeting of Year
With New Officers to
Robert Lee Humber, candidate for
j Congress, at the invitation of the loc
ial Parent-Teacher Association, will
be the principal speaker at a meet
ing to be held in the high school au
ditorium Tuesday afternoon at 3:15
o’clock. Mr. Humber’s subject will be
“The World Court,” and members of
the association invite the public to
hear the address.
This will be the last PTA meeting
of this year, at which the nominating
committee will present a slate of of
ficers, who will also be installed at
the meeting. Every member of the
association is especially urged to at
Chowan High Juniors
Presents Play Friday
The Junior class of the Chowan
High School will present a three-act
comedy “No Bride For The Groom,”
in the school auditorium Friday night,
May 3rd, at 8 o’clock. A small admis
sion will be charged and the public
is cordially invited to attend.
At Mackeys Today
A conference of the Elizabeth City
District of the Methodist Church will
be held at the Mackeys Methodist
Church today (Thursday). The con
ference will consist of a morning and
afternoon meeting, beginning at 9:30
A. M., with the Rev. J. H. Miller,
district superintendent, presiding.
At the meeting North Carolina Con
ference representatives will be pre
sent and submit reports of their work.
A number of Edenton Methodists
plan to attend the conference.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 2,1946.
j man; Mrs. John Lee Spruill, vice
! West Edenton—T. C. Byrum, chair
j man; Mrs. W. D. Pruden, vice chair
j Rocky Hock—W. H. Pearce, chair
j man; Percy L. Smith, vice chairman.
Center Hill—Medlin Belch, chair
! man; Mrs. A. S, Bush, vice chairman.
! Wardville—T. L. Ward, chairman;
j Mrs. A. D. Ward, vice chairman.
Yeopim—Mrs. George C- Wood,
• chairman; Fred Hoskins, vice chair
j The following were elected as Chpw
!an County delegates to .the State
; Democratic Convention which will be I
j held in Raleigh today (Thursday) : I
Lloyd E. Griffin, Mrs. E. N. Elliott, ■
R. C. Holland, John W. Graham, T. C. j
1 Byrum, E. W. Spires, J. Clarence Lea-1
j Ty, A. B. Harless, John F. White and
I Hector Lupton.
' The provision was made that these I
J delegates, together with all other j
j Democrats from the County who cat)'
1 attend the convention, and the district
caucus preceding the convention; shall
be privileged to vote an equal fraction
of the eight votes to which Chowan
County is entitled.
Mayor And Comdr.
Creighton Confer On
Discuss Ideas In Effort j
| To Become Better
Mayor Leroy Haskett last week had
a conference with Comdr. Bert
Creighton, commanding officer of
the Edenton Naval Air Station in an
effort to develop closer relations be
tween Edenton and the local base.
Both Mayor Haskett and Comdr.
Creighton are very anxious for the
town and base to work hand-in-hand.
Some of the ideas discussed which
will create a closer relationship was
for citizens to invite base personnel
into homes for a meal in order to be
come better acquainted. Another mat
ter considered was a centralized reg
istration of houses, apartments or
rooms which are available, so that
living quarters can more readily be
secured by those with families trans
ferred to the Edenton base. More cor
dial welcome at various churches al
so would make visitors feel more at
Both Mayor Haskett and Comdr.
Creighton desire Edenton people and
those stationed at the base to be
come better acquainted, which was
the primary purpose, of the confer
Greet Baptist Pastor
Large congregations at both ser
vices Sunday greeted the Rev. R. N.
Carroll at the Baptist Church when
he began his duties as new pastor
of the church, succeeding the Rev. E.
L. Wells, retired. Mr. and Mrs. Car
roll are making their home at Mor
ris Circle until a parsonage can be
built on a lot opposite the church on
Herbert C. Bonner
And Sanford Aydlett
Lions Club Speakers
Congressman Says OPA
Had Good Batting
One of the guests at the Lions Club
meeting Monday night was Congress
man Herbert Bonner, who was called
upon for an address. “While in Eden
ton,” said Mr. Bonner, “the main type
of conversation has been the OPA,”
so that his remarks in the main had
to do with OF A, which is now under
fire. “In every opinion,” said the Con
gressman, “the OPA had a good bat
ting average, for of the 42 amend- 1
ments offered in one day, only seven J
were adopted, and these seven were!
I clarifying arid directive amendments !
j toward better OPA administration. •
| The difficulty of the OPA in the ori
] ginal act was the fact that labor'
j and ' the major part of production :
! was not included in the act. Had it j
! been included, the many controversial j
I questions as to price ceilings Would j
not have risen.” |
Mr. Bonner said he was in favor
of the OPA principle, hut that in
sotiie cases good common sense was
Congressman Bonner also referred
to CNRRA, whose desire and interest
is rehabilitating and taking care of
the destitute people in war-torn couii- j
I tries. He told About the Ban Francis
co Conference which resulted in the
United Nations Organization, which I
j we would Hot and could not let fail.
•‘However,” he said,: “without the
j strong support and leadership of tile
| churches, no organization for per
] manent peace would be successful.”
Sanford Aydlett, deputy district
governor, also spoke at the meet
ing, during which he outlined the
duties of the various club committees,
which composes the working group
of a Lions Club. He briefly rehearsed
the duties of the Attendance Commit
tee, Constitution and By-Laws Com
mittee. Finance Committee, Education
Committee, Membership Committee,
Program Committee, Publicity Com
mittee and Activity Committee,
During the meeting A. I’. Harrell
advanced the suggestion that during
May the club refrain from using
wheat bread in an effort to help in
providing food for the famine strick
en people in war-torn countries. The
club subsequently agreed to comply
with the suggestion.
Os Bible Class May 7th
The Young Woman’s Bible Class of
the Baptist Church will meet Tues
day night, May 7, at the home of Mrs.
Shelton Moore on North Broad street.
This will be the 18th anniversary
meeting, so that all members are es
pecially urged to be present.
[_ Half Holiday J
Beginning Wednesday of this
week practically all business es
tablishments in Edenton began
closing at 1 o’clock in observance
of a half holiday during the sum
mer. The half holiday will con
tinue in effect during May, June,
July and August. The local dry
cleaning plants will begin closing
next Wednesday, Instead of this
week, as is also the case with a
few other places.
M. W. Jackson Turns
Over Milk Customers
To Greenfield Dairy
Local Dairyman Quits j
After Being In Busi
ness Over 25 Years
j Began With One Cow
j And Now Has Over
Effective Wednesday morning, May
1, Marvin W. Jackson turned over the
delivery of milk to his Customers to
the Greenfield Dairy of Suffolk, no- j
lice of which appeared with each bot
tle of milk delivered Tuesday morn- !
ing. Mr. Jackson in the transaction J
1 maintains ownership of his dairy:
equipment and cows, which will be j
soil at auction on Friday, May 10, by j
John K. Hobbs, Goldsboro auctioneer, j
Mr. Jackson has been in the dairy
business for over 25 years, having
served milk to Edenton customers
! since 1919, when he started with one \
cow and gradually expanded so that!
at the time he retires from the dairy j
business he has over 100 cows.
, In 1919 Mr. Jackson was working
I at Hayes and came to town with one j
cow. He at first lived on the present
site of the J, A. Moore residence on ,
West King Street and sold a few
quarts of milk daily to neighbors. He
then moved to the house now occu-.
pied by J. A. Curran on West Queen I
street, after which he moved to the j
fair ground for a year. He then moved
i to Beach Tsland and then to Mont
pelier, where he remained until 1932 j
. when he moved to his present I oca-I
tion just outside the city limits on
the Yeopim road.
' In the notice to his customers Tues-;
day morning Mr. Jackson thanked his!
! customers for their past patronage
and said he hoped the Greenfield Dai
ry's services would be satisfactory,
i The Greenfield Dairy, which serves
j pasteurized milk, recently extended !
) its services to Edenton and has add-.!
[ ed many customers, with very favor-;
i able comment coming from those who i
j have tried the dairy’s various pro- 1
Young People From
Edenton Win Honors;
At BTU Convention
Group Now Eligible For
State Contests at
Edenton Baptist young people won j
first place honors in the contests and j
tournaments held at the Regional \
Training Union Convention last Fri- j
day and Saturday at the Blackwell
Memorial Baptist Church in Elizabeth j
City, On Friday afternoon Miss Mary!
Ann Elliott was given first place in!
the Junior Memory Work Tourna- j
ment. On Friday evening Francis j
Chesson was chosen as winner in the.
Better Speaker’s Tournament, using
his original speech “Christ Above
All”. Mary Berryman was winner in !
the Intermediate Sword Drill on Sat
urday morning and Saturday after
noon the intermediate Girl’s sextette,
composed by Nelle Berry, Dorothy Lee
Chestnutt, Beverly Moore, Charlotte
Bunch, Jo Mills and Ruth Goodwin,
were first place winners in the Hymn
All of these young people are eli
gible for entrance in the North Caro
lina State Contests and Tournaments
to be held at Ridgecrest, N, G., June
20-26, and will represent the local
Baptist Church and the first regional
district there at that time.
John M. Elliott, who has served as "■
Regional Director of the first region
for the past eight years, was elected
to serve in the same capacity for the
The convention proved to be a
source of inspiration and information
for all those who attended and all the
young people are now looking forward
with a great deal of anticipation to
the State Assembly at Ridgecrest in
Os Legion Tuesday
An important meeting of Ed Bond
Post of the America nLegion will be
held next Tuesday night at 8 o’clock
in the Court House, when plans will
be submitted for the erection of a
Commander Shelton Moore requests
a full attendance, so that every Legi
onnaire is especially urged to be pre
Chowan Club Women
Will Observe Home
! National Observance of
33 Years of Success
Members Asked to Con
tribute Toward Fam
i- if!y-five thousand .rural : North
: Carolina women will join other wo
men throughout the I'nit.d States,
I Alaska. Puerto Rico, and Hawaii in
; celebrating National Home Demon
| stratum Week May .5-12, Through ex -
j Mbits, articles, meetings, and radio
! programs these women and, their
| families will show the progress that
has been made in rural family living
daring the 33 years of home demon
j This educational program started
. in 1:515 with tomato canning clubs in
I a few southern communities, at the
j request of the women themselves. To
j day home demonstration work in-
I eludes every phase of rural family
life —foods and nutrition, clothing,
j household management, home furnish -
j ing, yard improvement, housing, child
I care and parent education, community
j welfare, and citizenship responsibili
• ties.. In North Carolina 100 white
home dei"oas*rr,tion agents with 54
f assistants, and 41 Negro home agents,
I with two assistants guide the pro
j grain assisted by the rural women
who ar< volunteer leaders with spe
! rial skills developed through exten
: sion courses in leader training,
i The theme of next week’s celebra
| tion is: “Ttwiay’s Home Builds Tomor
row’s World." Emphasis will be plac
ed on help from American homes for
war-wrecked families in other coun
tries, as well as local achievements.
Rural women in Chowan County have
| contributed clothing, Christinas paek
* ages, and money for overseas relief,
i and plans have been made to collect
i canned food to help in famine relief
in the war-torn countries. Each club
. woman, and non-members who would
like to contribute, will be asked to
; take three tin cans of food, one fruit,
one vegetable, and one. meat to the
j club meeting in May, or they may be
! left at one of the following homes jr
Mrs. W. A. Harrell, Enterprise;
| Mrs. R. H. Hollowed, Cross Roads:
| Mrs. George Smith, Edenton; Mrs.
j S. E. Morris, Edenton; Mrs. Evie Um
i phlett, Yeopim; Mrs. T. L. Ward, Rv
land; Miss Inez I’erry, Gliden; J. E.
Dali’s Store, Advance; N. Bunch’s
[Garage, Center Hill; Henry Bunch’s
Store, Rocky Hock; Elbert Peele’s
| Store, Rocky Hock, and the Home
j Agent's office, Edenton.
Boy Scout Training
Course Is Arranged
! H. A. Campen Will Be
i Conductor For Seven
There will be a Scout Master's
Training Course at the Scout Cabin
at 8 o’clock Friday night for Scout
masters and Scouts.
The meeting will run for seven
weeks and will be held on Friday
night of each week, with H. A. Cam
pen as conductor, together with as
Primary Operetta At
School On May 10th
A primary operetta, “Wedding of
the Flowers,” will be presented at the
Edenton High School Friday night,
May 10, at 8 o’clock. Tickets for the
affair are now on sale.
[Another Bull’s Eye_
Jesse Harrell, Chowan Chair
man for the cancer drive, re
ported Wednesday morning that
contributions totaled $436.13, thus
exceeding the county’s quota of
$325. The report is still incom
plete, so that Mr. Harrell ex
pects the amount to be still fur
Mr. Harrell desires to express
his sincere appreciation for the
splendid support of the group
of canvassers, as well as those
who made contributions.