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Volume XIII. — Number 26.
Band Concert And Baseball
* imes Will Be Feature Os
Fourth Os July Celebration
C. L. McCullers of Kins
» ton Will Direct Band
Colonials Will Play Two
Games During Day
With the observance of the first
peace tin?-? Fourth of July since the
war started, Edenton’s business dis
trict will he closed tight today (Thurs
day) for practically no place of busi
ness will open during the day. Os
course, with gasoline and tires more
available, . any will be going to the
beaches ■:• visiting relatives and
friends f r the day but for those
who remain at home, a band concert
will be provided and a baseball game
on Hicks Field in the afternoon and
at Hertford at night.
C. L. M ‘Cullers, of Kinston, former
director of a crack Edenton High
School Band, has very generously
agreed to come to Edenton for sort of
a reunion with former band members
and to direct a concert on the Court
House green at 8 o’clock. In the
neighborhood of 33 former Edenton
hand members are expected to take
part in the concert, and this group
has held several rehearsals in prepara
tion for toe concert. Those who have
heard these rehearsals are very much
impressed and look forward to a very
creditable affair. Mr. McCullers will
come to Edenton in time to direct a
rehearsal Wednesday night prior to
the concert the following day.
Mr. McCullers wil lalso accompany
K is young friends to Sandy Point
irsday afternoon where he will be
at a wiener roast. In speaking
a hiri Sunday, Mr. McCullers
.sked The Herald editor to urge all
former ba. d members to attend the
rehearsal Wednesday night if they
played in the band while he was di
rector or after he left Edenton. He
was very much enthused over the
prospect f directing his former pu
pils and expressed the hope that many
will turn out to hear them.
The Edenton and Hertford baseball
teams of the Albemarle League will
play a game on Hicks Field in the
afternoon at o’clock and at 8 o’clock
the same two teams will cross bats
under the lights on the Hertford dia
Rotarians Cali Off
Members Hear About
Convention at Last
Due to the observance of the
Fourth of July today (Thursday) the
Edenton Rotary Club has called off
its regular meeting. The club will
meet as usual next Thursday, at
which time new officers for the year
will be installed. C. W. Overman will
succeed Marvin Wilson as president
of the club.
At last week’s meeting, Dr. W. I.
Hart, J. L. Chestnutt and John A.
Holmes presented very interesting re
ports of the recent Rotnry Inter
national Convention held at Eliza
beth City. Mr, Overman, the fourth
member of the club who attended the
convention, was not present Thurs
day to make his report as the club’s
Rural Section Thanked
For Food Contribution
Miss Rebecca Colwell, Chowan
County Home Agent, has received a
letter from Lee Marshall, executive
director of the Emergency Food
Collection, expressing the appreciation
of the national committee for the
contribution sent from the rural sec
tion of Chowan County.
Ik Accompanying the letter was a re
ly pt for 600 cans of food and $171.51
• cash which was contributed by ru
ral churches. The rural drive w a s
sponsored by the county home demon
Little activity in payment of taxes
during June is reflected in the
monthly report of Sheriff J. A.
Bunch. During the month Mr. Bunch
collected $326.32 in 1945 taxes, which
brings the total 1945 taxes collected
to date to $80,289.59.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Bill York Installs
' Legion, Auxiliary
Officers In Armory
Large Crowd Feasts on
j Barbecue Chicken Be
Over 300 Legionnaires, members of
the Legion Auxiliary and invited
guests gathered at the Edenton arm
ory Thursday night when Officers of
“ j both organizations were installed.
Prior to the installation ceremony
I j chicken barbecue was served and
: \ enjoyed by the large crowd.
■ j Present for the occasion was Bill
'; York of Greensboro, new Department
h Commander, who installed the offi
, cers of both groups, and Amos May
nard, a past Department Command-
i Mr. York spoke very interestingly
about the inception of the American
1 Legion, its subsequent growth and
plans for the future. It was his first
1 i address since becoming command
! er, aiid he made a very favorable
j impression upon the large number
who heard him.
Officers installed were as follows:
Commander William P. Jones.
Vice Commander John W. Gra
First Vice Commander—Edward
Second Vice Commander Willis
Adjutant ;• — Walter H. Holton.
Finance Officer Philip S. Me-j
Service Officer Jesse Harrell.
Assistant Service Officer Mrs.
Will is McClenny.
Guardianship Officer W. Cary
Sergeant At Arms— Luther Keet- 1
Chaplain Paul Holoman.
Historian Carl Keeter.
Athletic Officer - Raymond Ever
Child Welfare Mrs. Frank El
Americanism Officer - J. E, Ches
National Defense Officer J. H.
Graves Registration -- If. B. Willi-
Employment A. E. Jenkins.
Boy’s State Officer G. B. Pot- 1
! I!oy Scout • James Bond.
I Membership Officer - R. L. Pratt.
([John L. Spruill.
j Publicity Officer William S. El
Orational Contest Edmund Sch- ]
Chairman Son’s of Legion J. W.
New ofifcers of the Edenton Ameri-;
■ can Legion Auxiliary are:
President—Mrs. Paul Holoman. !
; Vice President Mrs. J. W. White. J
Secretary Mrs. R. E. Leary.
Treasurer Mrs. E. K. White.
Sergeant At Arms - Mrs. H. B.
Chaplain Mrs. Jordon Yates.
Membership Chairman Mrs. D.
As Truant Officer
53 Children Disregarded
Attendance Law Dur
ing Past Term
W. J. Taylor was on Monday re
appointed school attendance officer
for Chowan County by the County
Commissioners at the same salary' of
SSO per month. Mr. Taylor presented
a report for the year which showed '
that he contacted and investigated 1
homes which involved non-attendance *
of school children between 7 and 15 ‘
years of age numbering 53 children. ‘
Os the 53, only two homes involving
children failed to cooperate satisfact- 1
ory, reported Mr. Taylor.
MASONIC MEETING IS
CALLED OFF JULY 4TH <
Thursday being the Fourth of July, I
the regular meeting of Uninimity
Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., will not
be held tonight The master of the
lodge, W. P. Goodwin, called off the
meeting in order not to interfere wjth <
the observance of the national holi- 1
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 4,1946.
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We celebrate the creation of a societ*
j the DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL
, FREEDOM OF OPPORTUNITV
, v ~ - • the responsibility of men j -
TO LIVE AND WORK TOGETHER IN GOOD WILL.
Rain Playing Havoc
With Baseball Games
In Albemarle League
Timmy Partin Taking
Over Duties as Man
ager of Team
Edenton’s Colonials have had more
or less of a vacation during the week,
having played only one game and two
games being rained out. Wednesday
of last week, which was to have been
Ladies’ Day, was rained out, when
the locals were scheduled to play
Elizabeth City on Hicks Field. Again
Sunday rain prevented the game be
tween the Colonials and Camden
; which was to have been played on
| the latter’s diamond,
i The game which was played was
ja thriller in Hertford Friday night,
when the Indians scalped the Colon*
j ials 4-1). It was a pitchers’ duel be
lt ween Garland Little for Edenton and
j Moe Bauer for Hertford, the latter
I being given gilt-edged support by his
j team mates, who frequently thrilled
j the fans by making spectacular plays
j which robbed the Edenton batters of
I what looked like sure hits. Little was
given rather ragged support which,
added to the fact that the locals were
unable to solve Bauer’s curves, en
abled the latter to get the best of
the argument. Both pitchers were in
rare form, many of their opponents
going down byway of the strike-out
route. Bauer bad easy sailing, no
Kdenton player advanced further than
second base. The Hertford field was
crowded with fans from all over the
The game, however, was played un
der protest by Edenton. Dave Holton,
umpiring the bases, called a Hertford
runner out at third base, but his de
cision was overruled by Tom White,
umpiring behind the bat. White's de
cision was based on the argument that
he had jurisdiction when the base um
pire was on the first and second base
line. Edenton, however, contends that
Holton had jurisdiction In calling the
The Colonials were scheduled to
play Windsor here on Wednesday.
Thursday’s games will be divided,
Hertford scheduled to play in Eden
ton as a holiday attraction in the
the afternoon at 3 o’clock and play
a return game in Hertford at 8
Hertford is also scheduled to play
in Edenton Sunday afternoon.
Jimmy Partin will assume the role
of manager due to the fact that Tex
Lindsay will be away for some time
on a vacation at his former home,
RETURNS FROM CAMP
The Rev. Harold W. Gilmer, rector
of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, re
turned Saturday from Camp Leach,
where he lectured on church history.
Assistant To County
Chooses Chowan County
After Having- Many
Robert S. Marsh on Monday be
gan his duties as assistant farm
• agent for Chowan County, having ar
’ rived in Edenton Friday from his
home on a farm near Monroe. Mr.
’ Marsh Will assist County Agent C. W.
1 Overman, the County Commissioners
having only last week provided in
1 their budget for the acquisition of an
assistant agent. He began his new
1 duties Monday.
1 Mr. Marsh, a graduate of N. C.!
j State College was connected with the j
' j Farm Security Administration in ;
’ Charlotte for about a year before he j
entered the Army, having received
. his Army discharge in March. He j
was in the service four years and j
I four months, much of which time he
' I was stationed on a troop transport
ship. He is a single man and at
! present is living at the home of Mrs.
C. N. Griffin on North Broad street.
' i While he will assist Mr. Overman
' in general, the greater part of his
time will be devoted to Work among
Mr. Marsh had offers from almost
every section of the state, but follow
-1 ing a visit to the eastern section, he
says he was very much impressed and
decided to accept the Chowan County
proposition when it was offered to
41 Signed Up For 4-H
Club Camping Trip
Plans are rapidly being completed
for the 4-H Club camp on Roanoke
Island, July 8-13, and according to the
Chowan agents 41 club members have
signed up to attend the camp. Os
this number there are 24 girls and
It is not too late for any 4-H club
boy or girl to file an application, but
no more applications will be consid
ered later than this week. The cost
of the camp is sll, of which $1.0!)
must be paid with the application.
| HOLDING LINE J
Despite the fact that OPA has
practically lost its grip on prices,
Edenton merchants, so far as
The Herald can learn, intend to
hold the line on present prices.
The general feeling is that pre
sent prices allow a fair profit and
that they will continue on the
same level unless and until they
are found to pay higher prices
for the merchandise they pur
Secretary Os Farm Bureau
Emphasizes idiice Os
Tobacco Referendum Vote
Finishing Touches To
Budget; Rate Is SI.OO
Minor Changes Made
But Not Enough to
Chowan County Commissioners at
their monthly meeting Monday re
viewed the proposed 194fi-47 budget
and while making a few minor
changes, adopted the rate of §I.OO on
the hundred 'dollar property valua
tion, as tentatively set at a special
meeting last week. About the big
gest change made in the original
figure was an increase in salary for
| Mrs. J. H. McMutlan, superintendent
of Public Welfare, whose salary was
boosted from SIBO per month to S2OO.
This did not affect the 8-cent levy
I for Social Security, and was allowed
; in view of the fact that the depart
j ment was without the services of a
j case Worker, which was dropped from
. | the Original welfare budget.
■ | Little other than routine business I
. j was transacted during the morning, j
but a meeting was held with the
•* Board of Education in the afternoon !
j for the purpose of appointing a mem- •
I her of the ABC Board which result- j
Med in Richard F. Elliott succeeding
R. P. Badham.
Parrish Installs New
Group Lions Officers
Quartet Delights Mem
bers at Meeting Mon
Ralph E. Parrish, a past president
of the Edenton Lions Club iqfttalled;
new officers of the club at Monday ,
night’s meeting, when Dr. Wallace j
Griffin succeeded J. P. Partin as pre
sident. It is the second time Dr. Gris-1
fin has been president of the club.!
] Other officers installed were: E. I>.
j Schwarze, first vice president; J. A. j
Curran, second vice president ; M. A. j
' Hughes, third vice-president; W. J. j
i Taylor, secretary and treasurer; A; P.
j Hassell, lion tawer; Walter Holton, I
| tail twister.
The club was especially delighted
to hear a quartet render several num
bers as a program feature. The quar
tet was composed of W. J. Daniels,
C. H, Wood, C. W. Overman and Zed- j
die Perry of Aulander. The singing i
was directed by Mr. Daniels.
Council Meeting j
Friday Afternoon |
Center Hill Club Hostess!
At Tea Honoring
According to Miss Rebecca Col
well, Chowan County Home Agent,
an open council meeting will be held
at the Community House at Cross
Roads Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
It is hoped that every club will be
Present at the meeting will be Miss
Hazel Shaw, new assistant home
agent, and following the business ses
sion the Center Hill club will be hos
tess at a tea in her honor.
At a meeting of club presidents
last week they discussed several items
of business which will be presented
at the council meeting.
Lot To Be Sold For
Chowan County Commissioners on
Monday authorized J. N. Pruden,
special tax attorney, to sell at pub-,
lie auction the O. D. Moore lot on
East Cemetery Street. Back taxes on
the property have accumulated to over
S2OO, so that the owner, rather than
pay the taxes turned the deed over
to Edenton and Chowan County.
The sale will be held at the court
house door and the procedes will go
toward liquidating present taxes due.
$1.50 Per Year.
j Says Outcome Will Af
fect Economic Future
I In Post War Era
I! ELECTION JULY 12
Voting In Chowan Will
Be In Court House
7 A. M. to 9 P. M.
The outcome of the tobacco referen
dum on July 12 will not only affect
the welfare of growers in 1947 but
also largely determine their econo
mic future in the post war era, says
R. T lake Shaw, executive secretary
of the North Carolina Farm Bureau
in a communication addressed to farm
leaders in North Carolina.
He points out that the only purpose
of an adjustment program is to keep
a property balanced relationship be
tween supply and demand. Therefore,
he and his organization favor the pre
sent marketing quota system, with,
such increases or decreases in pro
duction as may be deemed neces
sary to meet requirements of the
Again he points out that tobacco
farmers can produce sufficient tobac
co to meet the requirements of the
consumer, and that marketing quotas
have resulted in much more efficient
methods of production,
j There are 335 thousand farm fami
lies engaged in the production of
f flue-cured tobacco. “Tobacco has been
the principal crop in North Carolina,
and to a lesser degree in all other
j flue-cured belts, for many genera
tions,” Shaw says. “It has been the
foundation of the economic life of
. j the community in which it was pro
“Prior to the marketing quota sys
j tent, when farmers planted according
, to their own inclinations and with
I out regard to the requirements of de
pliand, the economic level of the to
bacco farmer was near the bottom.
J His standard of living was low. His
I family had no luxuries and were de
prived of many of the necessities of
life. His farm buildings, in many in
stances, were dilapidated because he
was without money to keep them in
| repair. Only in rare instances did the
[children of tobacco farmers have the
| advantages of an education in insti
| tutions of higher learning,
j “It is important that every tobacco
■grower votes his conviction on July
! Chowan County growers will be giv
en an opportunity to express their
wishes at the court house, where the
polls will be open from 7 a. m. until:
‘J p. m.
Richard F. Elliott Is
; Elected As Member
j Chowan ABC Board
j Succeeds R. P. Badham,
j Who Has Been Chair
man Since 1937
I Meeting jointly Monday afternoon,
I members of the County Commission
ers and Hoard of Education unani
mously elected Richard F. Elliott as
a member of the Chowan County
ABC board. Mr. Elliott succeeds R.
P. Badham, who has served as the
board’s chairman ever since the li
quor store was opened in 1937.
Mr. Badham did not present an
application for re-appointment, Mr.
Elliott having submitted the only ap
plication to the two boards. The ap
pointment, effective as of July 1, is
for a period of three years and Mr.
Elliott has already entered upon his
new duties as a board member, to
gether with Hector Lupton and John
Other Chowan Boys
Lost In Recent War
Since the appearance in The Herald
last week of a group of boys listed as
being killed by the War Department,
J. L. Wiggins, chairman of the Cho
wan County Draft Board, calls at
tention to the fact that, aside from
the list published by the War De
partment, eight others have lost their
The group, as furnished by the
Draft Board includes the following,
all white: Herbert Gray, Woodson
Tetterton, Alvin B. Parks, William I.
Cozzens, Willis E. Nixon, Shelton
White, J. Lester Perry and Woodrow