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Volume Xlll.—Number 23.
Chowan Emergency Food Drive Begins Today
• Raymond Williams Is Killed
When Bulldozer Turns Over
In Deep Ditch While Grading
Accident Occurred Just 1
After 7 O’clock Mon- i
ALONE AT TIME
Funeral Services Held
At Three O’clock
Shortly after 7 o’clock Monday
night Raymond Williams was almost
instantly killed when he was crushed
under a heavy bulldozer. At the
time Mr. Williams was grading the
piece of ground along West Queen
Street where the Norfolk Southern
Railroad tracks went to the Brown
Lumber Company before it was des
troyed by fire several years ago. The
plot of ground is owned by Jordan
Yates, who employed Mr. Williams
to cut down the high portion in or
der to prepare it for possible future
The grading was being done by-
Mr. Williams after his usual day’s
work at the Evans Lumber Company,
where he was employed as woods
foreman He had just finished his
supper and very soon after begin
ning to work the bulldozer slid in
some sol; dirt into a ditch, overturn
ing as it slid and pinning Mr. Wil
liams underneath. A colored man in
the vicinity saw the machine plunge
forward and hearing the engine cut
V S, sensed the fact that something
was wrong. .Unable to he of any
•Ip himself, he rushed to the Bos?
#ll store and called the Willie
■itch garage for a wrecker to re
move the bulldozer. and Mr. Wil
liams was dead when taken from un
det* the ’ arhine.
As unfortunate as the accident
Was. one of Williams’ sons might
have also been killed. The youngs
ter had previously accompanied his
father or: the bulldozer and on Mon
day night cried to go •long, hut the
father would not consent,; which fact
n > doubt accounts for only one death.
Mr. Williams was 3<> years old.
He was born in Perquimans County
but had made Kdenton his home for
more than 2o years, He had the rep
utation of being a first class auto
mobile mechanic arid aside from his
regular duties did repair work at his
home or. Oakum Street. He was a
member of Chowan Tribe of Red Men.
Surviving are bis wife, Mrs.
(iiadys Phelps Williams: a daughter,
Shirley I •>. h; two sons, Raymond
Harris. and Janies Robert, 1. His
parents, Mr and Mrs. George Wil
liams; it brother, Jesse Williams, and
a sister, Mrs, Louise Wiley, .all of
Kdenton, also survive.
Funeral services Were held Wed
nesday afternoon at Quinn’s Funeral
Home, With the Rev. R. N. Carroll,
pastor of the Baptist Church, officiat
ing. Interpent was made in Beaver
Miss Elizabeth Moore
Will Attend National
Red Cross Convention
Miss Elizabeth Moore, home service
chairman for the Chowan County
Chapter of the American Red Cross,
will represent the local chapter at the
national convention, which will be
held at Philadelphia. Pa., June 18-21.
In North Edenton
It will be interesting to learn that
a Survey party from the State High
way Commission was in Edenton last
week, apparently investigating drain
age conditions in North FJdenton.
Mayor Leroy Haskett was request
ed to send a map of the town, but!
other than the fact that a group of
engineers were in Edenton, no infor
mation has been received by Mayor
Haskett relative to the town’s re
quest for constructing curb and gut
's to relieve an acute drainage con
JOINS LEGGETT & DAVIS
Herbert Hollowell, Jr., recently
discharged from the Medical Depart
ment of the U. S. Navy, will on Sat
urday become associated with the
Leggett & Davis drug store. Mr.
Hollowell, a pharmacist, is a grad
uate of Edenton High School and
the University of North Carolina,
and many of his friends will be de
lighted to learn that he plans to lo
cate back home.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY N c £
Edenton’s Entry In
! Albemarle League
' Won 2 And Lost 4
Officials of Club Appeal
j For Generous Support
Os Local Fans
1 BY IRVING LEIGH
With the Albemarle League base
ball season well under way, the Eden
-1 tori Colonials are again fielding a
team that figures to end up in the
1 upper strata of the field.
Gala opening day ceremonies were
dispensed with when inclement wea
| ther before the game sent league of
ficials scurrying to the telephone can
celling and then re-scheduling games
to he played. Braving light showers
and threatening rainstorms, a sur?
prising total of (10** local fans turn
’ ed out to glimpse league proxy, Jim
• Daniels, throw out the first ball.
; marking the first organized league
‘ game here since the war years.
Garland Little, star hurier for East
1 Carolina Teachers College and pres
ently with the Colonials, handcuffed
the Elizabeth City Senators with f>
1 scratch hits, while the Edenton hats
blasted out ten runs for a 10 to 5
! opening game win over the Elizabeth
; I ('ity team.
I In succeeding games, the Colonials
didn't fare so well, winning one from
I Hertford 13 to 1, and dropping two
to Coleraiii, 4 to 3, and 7 to 4, bow
i ing to Elizabeth City 4 to 0, in their
return game at Hunsucker Field. As
it stands to da!,', the Colonials: split
• with the Senators, lost two to Cole
rain and shellacked the Hertford
'i New additions to the Colonial fine
|up include Garland Little, lefty hurl
Her from Greenville, N. C.. Jim Ed-
I wards, all-State catcher from North
(Carolina State College, and Jim
' I Thorn, pitcher from Atlantic Christ
| Leading batters for Edenton : thus
! far are Mike By rum, who hit. four
! for five against Hertford, Jim Ed
wards, who slammed a home run over
;the fence in Sunday’s game against
1 ("oterain with one man on, and Trot
j Leary, who rapped out seven hits in
I three games,
’ I Jimmy Partin, well remembered
for his diamond feats, wav back von-!
• der, will be on hand as assistant
manager to Coach Tex- Lindsay. As|
i Jimmy puts it, “I’ll do anything—ex
Over 800 local baseball fans turn
ed out to see the Cole rain-Edenton
game Sunday with the result that
bigger and better accommodat ions
are being readied for a boom season.
'Marvin Wilson, Colonial Club presi-
I dent, lias been urging support of the
] home dub with the Treasury- Depart-
I rnent’s war-weary slogan. “Back the
The Edenton team lost a heart
breaker Tuesday to Windsor 4 to 2,
Costly errors figured in the loss, the
Bertie County boys scoring their four
runs in two innings due principally to
errors on the part of Edenton players, j
Griffin was on the mound and pitched
shut-out ball, but the miseries pro
vided a lead which could not be Oyer
Daily Vacation Bible
School At Center Hill
A Vacation Bible School for the
Center Hill Methodist Church opened
Monday- afternoon with an enroll
ment of 43 pupils and four teachers.
I The school is scheduled to close with
• Friday’s session. The enrollment is
expected to increase during the week, j
A Vacation School for Evans Meth
odist Church is scheduled to begin I
next Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock.
Local Lions Plan To
Attend State Meeting
Edenton’s Lions Club is expected
• to be well represented at the State
Lions convention which will be held
i in Raleigh Friday and Saturday- of
, this week. The club’s delegates in
clude Hector Lupton, Dr. W. S. Gris-
I fin, Mayor Leroy Haskett and Ralph
, Parrish, all of whom expect to attend.
Several other members of the club
have also expressed their intention
to attend the convention.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 13,1946.
| EDENTON MAN HONORED |
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Right, above, is pictured Janies E. Wood, secretary-treasurer of
the Edenton Peanut Company, newly-elected president of the Na
tional Peanut Council at a recent meeting held at Virginia Reach.
Mr. Wood is shaking hands with former Governor Colgate W. Dar
den, Jr., of Virginia, who was the featured speaker at the final ses
sion of the Council’s meeting. Aften his election, Mr. Wood said,
"The present big market for peanuts cannot be counted upon, and
to insure the future, the peanut industry needs more research and
PROBLEM DEVELOPS AS TO WHO WILL PAY
FOR MAINTAINING LIGHTS ON BALL PARK
i Committee From Town Council Appointed to Con
fer With Baseball Club Directors; Estimated
Cost Per Year Is SI,BOO
With the fiscal year nearing the]
end. Town Council mien at their meet-1
j ing Tuesday night received several
': requests for appropriations in the !
i new budget, hut. in only one case was •
■ any decision made, that being s3ol'
; for the State Guard. The Rev. N. S.
Griffith asked for an appropriation'
of .$(,00 to help in* maintaining the
colored cemetery on Granville street, j
and also requested the junk to he re- (
j moved from one end of the. cemetery j
! which detracts from the appearance, j
Joseph Bennett, coach at the colored |
school, asked for a >3OO appmpria-,
tion to aid the athletic program, blit |
j the Councilmnii being of the opinion
that the money was primarily to pur- j
chase football uniforms,-turned a deaf
• ear to the request.
The Health Department's budget
was presented calling for the same;
appropriation as last year, .$750, from (
the tow n, was referred to the. Fi- j
nance Committee, as was also the
Police--. Department budget calling for
iaii appropriation of fri11,282.20. This
amount included a subsistence for of
i fleers amounting to S9OO for the year.
I Quite a hit of time was devoted to
considering payment of operating the
lights on the baseball field. J. H.
Conger, chairman of the Board of
Public Works, presented figures to I
the effect that for one game a month j
the cost, due to demand charges, will i
be approximately $337. For two
games the cost would be $174.50 arid j
so on, so that it was estimated that!
the maintenance of the lights for!
baseball and football, riot counting i
bulb replacements, will he in the
neighborhood of SI,BOO per year. Mr.
Conger wanted to know what ar
rangements should be made for pay
ing this bill, which resulted in quite
a lengthy discussion. Finally a com-'
Members Os Wildlife r
Club Concerned Over
Fish In Mill Pondj
1 Although few members of the .
| Wildlife Club attended a meeting of
the club Tuesday night, some action
was deemed necessary regarding fish
ing in Bennett’s Mill Pond, where the
water has been very low, thus trap
ping the fish. The opinion was ad
vanced that unless fishing is prohibit
[ ed, the supply will become exhausted,
I so that an appeal will be made to the
[Board of Conservation to make an
Another meeting of the club will be
held within a few weeks, at which
time refreshments will be served.
Junior Woman’s Club
Plans Bridge Party
Announcement is made by the Jun
ior Woman’s Club that a subscription
bridge party will be" held Friday,
June 21, with the hour and place yet
to be announced. Anyone desiring
further information is asked to phone
266—J or 138—W. i
j mittee was appointed to confer With
j baseball officials to ascertain what
proportion of the hill the dub could
! pay'. This committee is composed of
Cl. Edwin Bufflap, W. M. Wilkins and
J. Clarence. Leary.
The State revenue bill was also
(considered relative to license taxes
j and after comparing local rates, it
was decided to charge the amounts
l allowed by the State. This will affect
I the hotel, barbers, laundries, dry
j cleaners and others w hose licenses
| have been below the State schedule.
| Chief of Pol ice George Dai I report
led that the ABC Board had consented
■ to pay maintenance of the police ra
( dio outfit which is s<>o per month, and
Clerk R. E, Leary was instructed to
: write a letter, of appreciation, to the.
chairman. R. P. Radham, for. paying
'this bill from the law enforcement!
( fund. Chief Hail also requested five j
I new lights to be installed at various
points which will aid materially in j
pat ruling the town.
R. N". Hines, instigator of a mein -1
orial in honor of those from Chowan
County who served in the war, asked
for the appointment of two members
|of the Board on a committee which
will have authority, with Other mem
bers, to handle funds already held in j
! trust. The Town and County each
j appropriated .SSOO a few years ago for
' the purpose, but since the death of
D. M. Warren there has been no per
j son in authority and members of the j
I committee were lost track of. First
land Second Ward Councilman. J'. j
I Clarence Leary and Graham Byrum. j
or their successors, were appointed
(in the committee.
The meeting adjourned (until Mon
day night, when some action is ex
pected to be taken on the Street pav
‘ ing project.
rNearly 100 Enrolled
In Bible School Held
At Baptist Church
With 85 enrolled Monday and 97
Tuesday in the daily vacation Bible
School at the Baptist Church, the
school is now in full swing. The Rev.
R. N. Carroll, pastor of the church,
is in charge of the school, having the
following supervisors: Mrs. W. J.
Berryman, Mrs. C. T. Doughtie. Mrs.
Raleigh Hollowell, Mrs; R. X. Car
roll and Mrs. R. L. Pratt.
Others who are serving as teachers I
include Mrs, Linton Jackson, Mrs.
Louis Goodwin, Mrs. Richard Good
win, Mrs. Nathan Dail and Misses
Louise Ward, Josie White and Joyce
The school will continue through
next week with exercises planned at
the close of the school.
LOGAN ELLIOTT HOME
Pfc. Logan Elliott, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. O. Elliott, returned home
last week, having been honorably dis
charged from the U. S. Army. Young
Elliott served 18 months overseas,
much of which time was spent in
Contributions Os Cash And
Canned Food Solicited To
Help Prevent Starvation
Commissioners Will 1
Meet On June 24th
To Consider Budget
Number Requests Pre-J
sented at Meeting
Though the County Commissioners
at their meeting last week received
a number of budgets for the ap
proaching fiscal year, definite action
was taken in only one instance, that
being the appropriation tor agricul
tural purposes. This budget was ad
opted in order to put in motion the
acquisition of an assistant farm
agenf. The budget calls for an in
crease of $609, which provides for
the county’s share for an assistant
county agent, an extra half time
home agent arid a small increase in
f salary for the colored farm and
Among the other requests present
t. ed at the meeting were the Welfare
i Department and Health Department
l j bedgets, a S3OO appropriation for the
State Guard, an appropriation for
! the Pane! Room Committee and $(>00
‘ asked by a committee from the Tu
berculosis Association. 1
The Commissioners decided to call 1
a special meeting Monday, June 24,
•at which time the new county budget .
i' will he considered.
! Plant Lice Damaging
Crepe Myrtle Trees
t One of Fire Department
Pumpers Used For
I i I’lant lice have attacked crepe.
• myrtle trees in Edenton to such an
I extent that on Friday ami Saturday :
> all work of the Street Department,:
■ except collection of garbage, was
halted and the trees treated with a
.solution principally of soap suds.
• With so many trees to be treated,
one of the Fire Department's pUmp
i j ci's was brought into play for the pur-,
j pose of spraying, .so that all of the
. | larger trees were sprayed Friday,
while the smaller ones were sprayed
! Saturday and Monday morning with
; a smaller apparatus.
So many lice were found on the
crepe myrtle trees that it was feared
j some of the trees would die. In some
instances the leaves had withered and j
turned black, the lice especially at
tacking the tender branches. Since:,
the spraying some improvement has |
| been noticed, arid many people having
trees of shrubs in their yards are |
concerned and making efforts to have j
j them sprayed.
Quite a few people have appealed
. to County Agent C. W. Overman, who
says the cause of lire is due to the
recent cool arid wet weather. He I
says nicotine sulphate spray and a
5 to 10 per cent DDT spray is being
used, but that the exact effectiveness
has not been determined.
Mr. Overman reports much interest
| shown by many farm families in the |
j use of DDT for spraying their homes;
and out-buildiligs for controlling flies. :
with fairly good results reported to!
Goodly Number Attend
Vacation Bible School
Quite a few children are attending' ■
the union daily vacation Bible school j
being held hv the Methodists, Presby- j.
I terians and Episcopalians, with vari-:
ous age groups meeting at each of the :
churches. The school is now in full
swing and will continue through next
Former Pastor Dies
At Pikeville, N. C.
Edenton friends will regret to learn
that the Rev. W. F. Walters, former
pastor of the Edenton Methodist
Church, died Tuesday at his home at
Pikeville, where he was pastor. Fun
eral services will be held at the Pike
ville Methodist Church Thursday af
$1.50 Per Year.
| Entire Town Scheduled
To Be Canvassed Sun
1 STARTS 2 O’CLOCK
j Chairman J. L. Chest-
I nutt Asks For Full
Today (Thursday) marks the be
ginning of Chowan County’s Emer
gency Food Drive, .which will con
tinue until Sunday afternoon. J. L.
1 Chestnutt, county chairman ,'f the
drive, is hoping that the county as a
whole will cooperate in making the
drive a success to the end that a
substantial contribution of money
and canned food is secured to go to
ward helping to save millions from
starving to death in countries af
fected by the war.
, Starting today, the finance com-
I mittee, headed by J. A. Curran and
Mrs. Oscar Duncan, will conduct a
canvass for funds which will go to
ward purchasing food for the hungry.
They have enlisted the aid of a group
of canvassers who will call on indiv
iduals in their respective neighbor
hoods for cash contributions.
The climax of the drive will take
) place next Sunday afternoon when
' the entire town will be canvassed for
canned food. This phase of the drive
• is in charge of W. .1. Daniels and A.
P. Hassell, who have asked for volur
teers to he at the Municipal Building
.at 2 o'clock with cars so that . little
time will be necessary to. complete
the canvass. Anyone desiring to
'make a contribution of canned food
is requested to have it placed on the
front porch where it can be easily
I seen and taken up. Boy Scouts will
•be assigned to each car and will do
' the actual collecting. Daniels and
Hassell have also placed boxes at
( various grocery stores, . where food
contributions can be made.
After the drive Charles Wales, Jr.,
(and Mrs. Robert Pratt will head up
. the. committee to ship the county's
I contribution. They will also call in
helpers to assist with the shipping.
Throughout the rural section food
j has already been collected :by the
home demonstration clubs under the!
j direction of Miss Rebecca Colwell,
home agent. While a goodly number
. of cans have been contributed, Miss
. Colwell urges any who have not.
joined in the drive to make a con
tribution before the drive ends .Sun
j Program Started
, Various Games Arrang
ed Daily By Coach
j Tex Lindsay
Tex Lindsay, in charge of F.den
■ ton’s summer recreational activities,
announces that the program is now
under way. Mr. Lindsay says he
has arranged for boys and girls from
|8 to 10 years of age to play basket
j ball in the armory from 9to .10
I o’clock each morning and from 10 to
11:33 soft, ball, tennis, baseball and
| other games will be arranged for. the
boys and girls.
One of the tennis courts will be
! ready this week, says Mr. Lindsay,
j arid possibly another one next week,
j The courts will be used during the
| early part of the day for school age
!. boys and girls.
Starting at .5 o’clock in the after
| noon, the tennis courts will be avail?
! able for college boys and girls and
| other grown-ups who wish to play.
There will also be a badminton set
put up on the third court to be used
Mr. Lindsay also urges any who
are over school age and interested in
Playing tennis to give him their
names and time they can play in or
der to plan a schedule which will
benefit the most tennis players.
STUDENTS VISIT EDENTON
Between 100 and 125 school child
ren from Edgecombe County visited
in Edenton Monday, enjoying the day
visiting the various historical sites.