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Volume Xlll.—Number 31.
Chowan Plans Homecoming Day
yor Veterans of World War II
Next Wednesday, August 14th
Mayor Leroy Haskett
Calls On Business To;
Cease For Holiday;
Parade, Memorial Ser
vice, Baseball Game
MANY EXPECTED |
White Veterans of All
Wars Will Be Guests
Home-Coming Day or official wel
come home of Chowan County vet
erans of World War II will be ob
served in Edenton next Wednesday,
August 14, plans of which were for
mulated at a meeting held Tuesday
afternoon in the Municipal Building.
The celebration is sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce and will have
the support of members of Ed Bond
Post of the American Legion,
W. W. Byrum is general chairman
for the celebration and at Tuesday’s
meeting discussed tentative plans and
appointed various committees, so that
machinery is now functioning in what
is expected to be a rather outstanding
affair. Similar celebrations will be
held at the same time throughout the
Mr. Byrum on Tuesday, after care- j
ful consideration appointed the fol-
Unving committee chairmen:
Program Committee —-Philip Me-]
Man, John Holmes and W. P. j
f * mer Committee —L. S. By rum, ]
will be assisted by members of!
.i.e Legion Auxiliary.
Serving Committee-—Ernest Kehay
Band Committee—O. B, Perry.
Traffic Committee—Chief of Police
George I. Bail.
Holiday Committee- -Mayor Leroy
Finance Committee—J. H. Conger.
Publicity Committee—J, Edwin
The celebration occurring on Wed
nesday, which is observed as a half
holiday, it was the hope that for this
occasion all merchants and business
houses would close for the entire day.
For that reason, Mayor Haskett has
been asked to make a proclamation
declaring the day a holiday or con
tact merchants in aii effort to have
them close for the day.
The tentative program calls for a
parade of war veterans of all wars.
This feature is scheduled to begin at
10 o’clock in the morning. A 50-
piece army band has been secured to
play and will arrive about 9 o’clock
and remain in Edenton Wednesday/
night. The parade will be in charge
of the Ed Bond Post of the American
After the parade a memorial ser
vice will be held in the Taylor
Theatre, for which the committee
will endeavor to secure a visiting
Following this service lunch will be
served to all Chowan County’swhite
veterans of all wars and invited
guests. The dinner will be served
on the Court House Green, but in
ease of inclement weather it will be
served in the Armory.
The feature of the afternoon will
be an exhibition baseball game be
tween Edenton and one of the teams
of the Albemarle League.
The climax of the celebration will
be a dance which will be held in the
Armory, the music for which will be
furnished by the new Edenton or
chestra composed of returned World
War II veterans.
General Chairman Byrum requests
all chairmen and members of their
committees to meet again Friday
night in the Municipal Building in
order to check over what has been
done to the end that all arrange
ments for the celebration are attended
“The time is very short,” said
Byrum, “so that each ( chairman
*T' Id lose no time in, discharging!
duties in order to make the cele
oration a credit to the county and a
fitting welcome home of our splendid
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will hold its weekly meeting
tonight (Thursday) in the lodge
/ room at the Court House. All Mas
ons are invited to attend.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTEE TO TEE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 8,1946.
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Mayor Haskett’s Proclamation I
With the Chamber of Commerce sponsoring Homecoming Day j
I Wednesday, August 14. Mayor Leroy Haskett on Tuesday issued the
following Proclamation in the hope that the day will be observed as a
holiday by Edenton merchants and business men in order to make the j
I occasion more impressive:
WHEREAS, the Chamber •sff Commerce in Edenton has decided to !
pay tribute to our returned World War II veterans bv observing Wed
nesday, August 14, as Homecoming Day to officially welcome home
Chowan County's group of splendid young men and women, and
Whereas, every citizen of Edenton and Chowan County owes a debt,
of gratitude to our brave service men and women who placed their ser
| vice and very lives on the altar of their country in order that we may
continue our American way of life,
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, Leroy 11. Haskett, Mayor of Edenton, call
upon every citizen of Edenton to join in paying honor to our returned
veterans, not forgetting those who paid the supreme sacrifice and will !
I, THEREFORE, proclaim Wednesday, August 14, a holiday in !
Edenton, and call upon all places of business to close for the entire day
in order to join in a fitting celebration honoring our heroes.
LEROY H. HASKETT,
This August 7, 1946. Mayor of Edenton.
jurymen To Serve In
Term Superior Court
Judge J. Paul Frizzelle
Os Snow Hill Will j
At Monday morning’s meeting of j
| the County Commissioners jurymen
i were chosen to. serve at. the Septem
!ber term of Superior Court which ,
will convene Monday September 9.
The session will be a mixed term with
Judge J, Paul Frizzelle of Snow Hill !
Those chosen for jury duty were!
Erie Jones, Lloyd Hass, Ervin R.!
Saunders, W. S Perry, .1. L. Chest- i
niitt, W. C. Bunch, W. R. Eason, J. j
S. Bunch, Luther Bunch, R. C. Hoi- j
lowel.lv J. Rodney Byrum, P. L. Smith, j
J. M Jones, Willie Bunch, Clarence I
Bunch, Walter W. Small, E. D. By-j
rum; R. A. Mansfield, Preston Dail.j
Hermon Laydeti, E. M. Howell, W. E.j
Bond, C. A. Perry, H. T. Hobbs, W-al-.l
ter Humphlett, Robert L. Bunch, j
Lloyd Overton, Leroy Boyce, M. 1..
Bateman. J. R. Bass, W. C. Brabble,
Julius L. Hardison, J. E. Peele, M. M.
Perry, W. C. Hollowoll and VV. G.
Closing Gap To Top
Record Crowd on Hand
Tuesday Night For
STANDING OF CLUBS
(Including Tuesday’s Games)
W I, .Pet.
Hertford ————22 12 .647
Windsor 20 11 .645
Edenton —!- 19 14 .576
Colerain—— 14 16 .467
Elizabeth City -—— It 17 .393
Camden 9 25 .265
Edenton 4, Hertford 2
Winning four straight games since
Wednesday of last week, the Edenton
Colonials cut down the gap from first
place in the Albemarle League, the
leading Hertford Indians being scalp
ed Tuesday night by a score of 4-2
before the largest crowd ever to wit
ness a baseball game in Edenton. The j
grandstand and bleachers were com- (
pletely filled at 7:30, half an hour be
fore the game started, so that the
overflow spread along left field line
! and a hundred or more occupied seats
on the football bleachers far out along
right field. Estimates of the crowd
ranged from 2,500 to 3,000.
Hertford is .now leading the Wind
sor Rebels by only two points, while
only 71 points separate Edenton and
the leading Hertford Indians.
Lester Jordan was on the mound
for Edenton Friday night and went
the entire route. He was opposed by
Moe Bauer, Hertford’s pitching ace
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Highway System ;
Takes Over Two j
I More County Roads!
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I Complaint of Conditions
Registered With Com
i missioners Monday
Chowan County Commissioners
have been notified by Ina L. Ferrell, .
secretary of the .State Highway and 1
Public Works Commission, that the
Commission has approved the ad
dition of two roads to the .county )
| highway system.
j The first of these roads is known
las Paxton Lane and begins on the ;
'present State maintained road on]
I what is locally known as the Speight
road and extends east and south to a
i junction with N. C. 32 where the road
jto the Edenton Naval Air Station 1
I leaves Route 32.
The other addition begins at what l
is locally known as Gum Pond school
jand extends northerly for a distance
lof nine-tenths of a mile to an inter-1
j section with a present State maintain-;
Despite the information' of the [
State taking over these two roads,
complaint was registered with the!
County Commissioners Monday rel- j
ative to the deplorable condition of)
some of the county’s, roads and the j
lack of any work done on them. The
Commissioners made it clear ' that
they Were powerless to have this
work done, their responsibility end
ing when they request the State to
take over any particular road. How
| ever, Chairman W. W. Byrum stated
i that he had had several conversations
with Highway Commissioner Merrill
Evans relative to road improvements
and that if it was thought necessary
he would call a mass meeting of
those who have complaints and make
an effort to have Mr. Evans present
at the meeting. Mr. Byrum said he
would again contact Commissioner
Evans in the hope of speeding up
repairs on the roads.
175 Enroll In Rocky
Hock Bible School
A daily vacation Bible school be
gan in the Rocky Hock Baptist
Church Monday morning, when 175
enrolled for the opening session. The
school will continue throughout this
week and commencement exercises
will be held in the church next Sun
day afternoon at 5 o’clock. The
public is cordially invited to attend. ;
Day Later Next Month
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday morning
agreed to hold next month’s meeting
on Tuesday, September 3. The change
was made due to Labor Day falling
on the first Monday, which is a legal
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JOHN HOLMES AT CONVENTION
John A. Holmes left Wednesday i
morning for Chapel Hill, where he '
will attend a conference of school
superintendents. He expects to re- I:
turn Saturday night. i
Exercises On Sunday
Will Mark Closing Os
USO Club In Edenton
Interesting Program Is
Arranged at Quarters
On Broad Street
Thousands Served By
Club During Three
On Sunday afternoon, August 11,
jat s:.'i(> o'clock, the third anniversary
(late of its opening in Edenton, USO
will hold exercises marking the end
of its stay in this historic town
where, since 194.5, it has served
thousands of military men, their
families and friends, volunteers, and
later, hundreds of veterans.
Principal speakers on this occasion
• will be L. B. Avison, USO-YMCA
j Associate Regional Supervisor, of
i Richmond, Va.; Commander I!. H.
I Ireighton, commanding officer of the
Edenton Naval Air Station; L. 11.
Haskett, mayor of Edenton; John A.
Holmes, chairman of the USO com
mittee of management, and Wade N.
Cashion, USO club director. John
|A. Moore, member of the committee
j of management, will act as chairman,
j The program will open with a song,
j “America the Beautiful’’, followed by
(the Invocation. After the speaking,
' the Doxology, “Praise God From
Whom All Blessings Flow” will be
sung. The benediction will close the
. program. At the organ will be Mrs.
! Paul Holoman.
; During the exercises a roll of ser
| vice booklet, containing the names of I
j volunteers who have served USO in |
Edenton. will be presented to the
] town. A second roll of service book-j
j let is being sent to the State Histbri
j cal Society in Raleigh for inclusion in
i Those in charge of refreshments
Sunday will be Mrs. W. 0. Elliott
land Mrs. R. N. Hines. Serving at !
the punch bowl will be GSO members j
Miss Joyce Moore and Miss Jeanette”
Edwards. Miss Helen Alien and
Miss Laura Oates will usher and dis-
j tribute the programs.
In April, 1945, USO first set up
I temporary quarters in the. Hotel Jo- '
jseph HeweS with equipment consist- '
ing of one desk and one chair. Later,
when service personnel increased and
volunteers and junior hostesses had :
been organized, the USO took over! 1
several of the hotel rooms, including
i.the ballroom. The official opening
. was celebrated on August 11, 1943,
with ceremonies held on the Court
j House Green,
Until February, 1945, the US Mar
jibes, stationed a few miles from
[town, represented the largest contin
gency served by USO in Edenton.
i However, when the Navy assumed
control of the air station,: Navy per-
Isonnel accounted for the greatest
j numbers in attendance at the club,
i It was early in 1945 that a large
home on Broad Street was secured
for new USO quarters. Unfortunate
ly, one day before the formal open
ing, the club was burned. It was not
until a few months later, in May,
that USO moved into the rebuilt
club and it has been here that USO
has continued to serve military per
sonnel and others until the official
closing date, August 31, will bring
an end to USO in Edenton.
Facilities and services that have
been offered by U’SO in Edenton in-
Uide a snack bar, showers, housing
directory, public telephones, checking,
wrapping and mailing, stamps, popu
lar and classical record collections,
writing rooms, ping pong table, dance
lounge, library, informational and
travel services, arts and crafts room,
sewing machine, sh&ving equipment,
md games of all kinds.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the exercises.
Miss Audrea Rowell
Going To Baltimore
Miss Audrea Rowell, USO club
staff assistant, will leave Monday,
August 12, for Baltimore on relief
issignment at the USO club there.
Following her temporary duty in
Baltimore, Miss Rowell will return
Colored Births In Lead
During July In Chow an
According to the vital statistics re
port of the local Health Department,
colored births again led for the month
of July. During the month 10 color
ed births were reported, compared
with seven white births.
Three white deaths occurred dur
ling the month while two colored
[deaths were reported.
Jesse L. Harrell Succeeds
Clarence Leary President
Os Chamber Os Commerce
James E. Wood Sees
Best Peanut Prices
In Peanut History
Prediction Follows Re
lease of Government
“With the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture setting parity
on July 15, 1940 at 9.55 cents per
Kiund for peanuts of the 1940 crop
and the Commodity Credit Corpor
ition offering both a loan and pur
chase support program guaranteeing
911 percent of this price to farmers,!
Southern peanut growers will realize j
nore for their 1940 crop than ever;
before in peanut history,” announced j
r ames E. Wood, President of the f
National Peanut Council, following!
the release of the 1940 government |
mrchase and loan support prices for!
arniers’ stock peanuts.
“Although farmers received near- ■
y 100' / of July 15, 1945 parity of j
8.52 cents per pound on the 1945
rop and are guaranteed only 90'; .
of the July I*s, 1940 parity of 9.55
cents per pound, the average net re- j.
j urn to farmers will be greater.” ,
"Premiums for superior peanuts ,
are similar to 1945. Because of the ,
research program of the National j
| Peanut Council aimed at improving
quality, many more farmers are now .
I able to benefit from these premiums, j
jPublic demand for peanuts and pea- ,
nut products is being steadily stimu- ]
jlated throughout the country by the
| Council’s advertising and promotion ,
“The Department of Agriculture j
purchase and Joan support prices run ,
as follows: Base grade prices peri]
ton for peanuts containing less than h
3 percent damage and less than (I per '(
cent foreign material. $174 for Span-L
ish and Valencias cast of Mississippi:
$172 for Spanish and 'Valencias' west |.j
of Mississippi: $157 for runners; and j f
$l7O for Virginias. These base grade t
prices are for peanuts having a j
sound kernel content of 05 percent in j
case of Virginias and runners and 70 j
percent for Spanish and Valencias.” j
All-Star Game On •
Hicks Field Monday
Southern Portion Out to «
Avenge Defeat In
First Game 1
Another all-star baseball game is!
scheduled to be played next Monday j 1
night on the Edenton diamond which r
is calculated to draw a capacity!
crowd. The teams will be chosen!
from the northern portion of the [!
league consisting of Hertford, Eliza-j
beth City and Camden, and the south- !
ern half consisting of Edenton, Wind-!
sor and Colerain.
The first of the all-star games was ! 1
played a few weeks ago on the Hert-P
ord diamond when the northern half
asily defeated their opponents by a :
For next Monday night’s game '
lamp Hampton of Hertford will be j
n charge of the northern team, while !
Gene Freeman of Colerain will man- i
age the southern half, each team
being entitled to use 23 players from
their respective teams.
Much interest is being engendered [
in this game and those in the south
ern portion will be out to avenge the |
rout at the hands of the northerners[j
in the first meeting. Proceeds of the !
game will go toward meeting league j
; expenses, such as paying salaries for J
umpires and other incidental bills.
Chowan Red Men Call ,
Off Meeting Next Week
Due to an all-star game of baseball '
scheduled to be played in Edenton j
text Monday night, Chowan Tribe of j
Red Men on Monday night voted to
cancel next week’s meeting so that
members have an opportunity to wit- :
ness the game.
E. C, Alexander, sachem of the
tribe, urged the members to attend
the game in order to cooperate with
Albemarle League officials in pro
viding good baseball during the sea
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l ife Librevy xx UclF.
Officers and Directors
Chosen at Meeting
New President Appeals
For Cooperation of
At the annual meeting of the
I Chowan Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Association held in the
Court House Monday night, Jesse L.
Harrell, World War II veteran and
manager of the Edenton Furniture
Company, was elected president, suc
ceeding J. Clarence Leary. Ralph E.
j Parrish was elected vice president,
i together with the following board of
directors: H. A. Gampen, A. L.
jßoaz, Ralph Parrish, Jesse Harrell,
jZ. T. Evans, Weldon Hollowed, R. N.
Hines, J. Clarence Leary, Richard F.
Elliott, J. M. Jones, Jr., A. E. Jen-
I kins, John Kramer, Richard Good
win, John W. Graham, William S. El
jliott and L. S. Byrum, with Mayor
Leroy Haskett and West W. Byrum,
chairman of the County Commission-.
|ers as ex-officio members,
j J. Clarence Leary, retiring presi
dent, presided over the meeting and
! called upon Marvin Wilson, secretary,
to present a resume of the year’s ac
tivities, after which the election of
directors was ill order. Mr. Leary
appointed a nominating committee
consisting of T. C. By rum, J. W.
Davis and J. H. Conger, who retired
and presented the above list of dir
ectors with the exception of Haskett
and Byrum, who were added later
by a vote of those present.
At the conclusion of the member
ship meeting the directors met to
elect officers, 11. A. Cam pen was ap
pointed to serve as temporary chair
man. John W. Graham and Ralph
Parrish were nominated, but due to
Mr. Graham being a member of the
General Assembly and of necessity
will be out of town for long inter
vals, his name was withdrawn, Mr.
Parrish stated that it would be ab
solutely impossible for him to devote
the time necessary and, therefore,
his name was withdrawn. New nom
inations placed H. A, Cam pen and
Jesse Harrell in the running for the
presidency and Mr. Harrell received
the majority of votes. Mr. dampen
made a motion that the election he
unanimous for Mr. Harrell, Which
was subsequently done.
Mr. Parrish Was also unanimously
elected vice president, a position he
held in 1942.
The office of secretary was not fill
ed due to some suggestions made that
to have a successful organization it
is necessary to have a full-time sec
retary, which would involve a great
er outlay in way of salary. Marvin
Wilson, part-time secretary, stated
that he desired to be relieved of the
duties and expressed his opinion that,
with his experience in office, and the
war now over and in the face of a
new year, a full time secretary should
Retiring President J. Clarence
Leary expressed the same opinion, so
that the directors will in the near
future decide upon a policy as to the
Mr. Harrell, upon his. election, pre
sided as president, saying that it
was a new kind of job for him and
one with which he was little acquaint
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Begins Next Week
Coach Tex Lindsay Ex
pecting In Neighbor
hood of 60 Candidates
Coach Tex Lindsay announced early
this week that High School football
practice will begin next Thursday af
ternoon, August 15. Coach Lindsay
expects in the neighborhood of 60
candidates to report during pre
season practice, so that no little com
petition is expected to develop for
various berths on the team.
Interest in football this coming
season is expected to reach a new
high as is being experienced in base
ball at present due to the lighted
field which will permit night games.
All boys who want to try to make
this year’s High School football team
are requested to report at Hicks
Field next Thursday afternoon at