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Volume Xlll.—Number 34.
Edenton Climbs To Lead In League Race
•Campaign To Kill Rats In
Chowan County Scheduled
To Be Held September 20
Effort Being Sponsored!
By Chowan County
Estimated Rats Cause
SIOO,OOO Damage An
nually In County
Friday, September 20, is set as
execution day for Mr. Rat in Chowan
County, announces “Judge” C. W.
Overman, county agent. Plans are
being made to have people in Chowan
County cooperate in poisoning rats
on that date. The campaign is be
ing sponsored by the Chowan County
Fortified Red Squill, the poison
•which will be used, is harmless to
people and /domestic animals, cats
and dogs, according to Mr. Overman,
but has proven deadly effective on
rats in the control campaigns which
have been conducted by the U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service for a number of
years. The bait will be prepared in i
three-pound . packages which is suf
ficient for the average farmer. Com
plete instructions go with each three
pound package which will cost St.oo.
In order that the proper amount of
bait may be prepared for those de
siring same, it is necessary for Mr.
Overman's office to know in advance
the number of people who wish to
participate in the campaign. Rats
•ive! from farm t" farm and build- 1
to building, therefore it is neees- ,
that as many people cooperate
this rat killing campaign as pos
sible. Those wishing to obtain bait
• on September 20 should send sl.no for
each three-pound package to Mr.
Overman’s office immediately. along
with their name and address. The
closing date for accepting orders is
Saturday. September 14. On Sep
tember 2o the bait will be distributed
at various stations over the county
as nearly convenient for everyone as '
possible. Large farms will possibly
need two, three or maybe more pack
ages to properly do the job. The
three-pound package is sufficient for
the average individual farming unit. !
• It is estimated that each year in
Chowan County rats cost SIOO,OOO ini
destruction. In addition to this ter- j
rifie loss, rats carry many deadly dis
eases, as well as cause considerable!
annoyance on the premises.
“Let’s make ,an all-out attempt at
wholesale slaughter on these de
structive enemies. Send your bait
orders in at once,” urges Mr. Over-!
Mrs. Wallace Jordan
Burned And Cut While
Canning Soup Mixture
Mrs. Wallace Jordan was painfully
cut and burned Monday at her home j
near Eason Cross Roads while can
ning soup mixture. * Noticing that
water in the canner had boiled down,
Mrs. Jordan attempted to add water
when the jars burst, scattering glass
and boiling liquid over her and about
Mrs. Jordan’s burns and cuts were
treated by Dr. F. L. Morris of Gates
ville, who later removed her to Lake
View Hospital in Suffolk, where she
is getting along as well as can be
William s7 Elliott
Building New Plant
William S. Elliott, proprietor of
Elliott Cleanej-s, this week began the
erection of a new cleaning and press
ing plant on East Queen Street on
the N. J. Hollowell lot he recently
purchased. The new building was de
signed by Jack Pruden and will be a
one-story moderri structure, having a
facade and canopy driveway and up
date in every respect. It is ex
ed to be completed in two months,
r. Elliott will also add new and
to-date equipment, making his es
tablishment one of the best equipped
in this flection. He will continue to
do business in the old building while
the new structure is being erected.
SOCIETY MEETS MONDAY
The Missionary Society of the Bap
tist Church will meet Monday after
soon, September 2, at the church.
The meeting will begin at 4 o’clock j
and all members are urged to attend. I
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO TEE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COt N c stnte I b u '
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 29,1946.
Labor Day, next Monday, Sep
tember 2, will be generally oh
served as a holiday in Edenton, I,
when practically all stores will ,
be closed for the entire day. , i
Jesse Harrell, president of the t
Chamber of Commerce and Mer- |
chants Association, made this |
announcement Tuesday of this
.No plans have been made for j
a celebration of any sort other (
than possibly a baseball game •,
at night in the play-off of the ;
Albemarle League. |
State Guardsmen j
Return From Camp
Local Outfit Again Wins
High Praise From j 1
Members of the Edenton State j'
Guard company returned home Fri- , 1
day after a week spent at Camp i \
Pendleton, Va.; the group being one ' 1
of 42 other units in camp during the i J
week. While in camp the Guardsmen '
were trained in instruction and prae- f
■t ice oil the rifle range, drilled in tae- ’
tical problems in civic disturbances, 1
las well as other important phases of 5
State Guard activities. While the '
training was strenuous, a program of 1
recreation was arrat qed during the •
The Edenton company was highly ’
praised for its showing hi .'camp and
Captain Marvin Wilson, commanding
officer of the company, too, was very *
complimentary of his men for their (
(conduct and adaptability while in'*
j training, |
Those of the Total company attend
ing camp were: Captain Marvin P.
Wilson, Lieut. Wilbur S. Privott:
Sergeants Emmett Dale, William S. •
Elliott, William Adams, Hiller F. j 1
! Byrum, Carlton Goodwin, Clarence i
Cates, Robert Smith, Ephraim E. j •
j Wright, John A. Buck, William Lane; j 1
I Corporals William (’. Bunch, Jr.,
Thurman T. Harris, Jacob llobowsky;
I Privates Lloyd D. Allen, Alvin Brit
*tbh. Win. J. Hassell, Maurice Has
sell, William Sutton, Roger Haskett,
Herman E. White, Jr., George E.
(Morris, Albert Lassiter, Jr., McKinley
iWright, Jesse Williams, Thomas E.
[Ward, Murray Hollowell, Joe Spruill,
(H. A. Jordan and Ivey Meadows.
Rev. Harold W. Gilmer
111 While Vacationing
The Rev. and Mrs. Harold Gilmer
jare expected to arrive home Friday
night or Saturday morning from
Ashburnham, Mass., where they have
been visiting their son, Harold, Jr.
They will be accompanied by their
son, whose duties at Cushing Aca
demy will not begin until October 1.
While in Massachusetts Mr. Gilmer
suffered a severe abdominal attack,
which put him in a hospital for three
days for X-rays and observation. He
is now on a strict diet, but was feei
ng better on Sunday, when he sent
a schedule of services in St. Paul’s
Church to The Herald.
Visiting Preacher At
Evans Church Sunday
The Rev. J. C. Williams, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church of
Moorestown, N. J.. will preach at the
Evans Methodist Church Sunday af
ternoon, September 1, at 3:30 o’clock.
The public is invited to attend.
The Rev. and Mrs. Williams are
visiting relatives in this section while
Bear Grass Trio In
Edenton Friday Night
The Bear Grass Trio, popular radio
team which broadcasts over WRRF, •
Washington, N. C., will present a
program in the Edenton High School
auditorium Friday night, starting at
8 o’clock. The program is sponsored
jby the Christian Church, and the
[public is cordially invited. |
State Health Officer
Gives Timely Advice
For School Children
Parents Urged to Pre-!
pare Children For !
BY CARL V. REYNOLDS. M. D.
| North Carolina State Health .Officer j
i Within a few days now —a few
! weeks .at v the very longest--an esti
| mated 85,000 children, all around six
(years of age, will enter school for
■ the first time. For these children,
this will mean an entirely new ex- j
iperience—without any precedent. The (
(first day of school life is one of the j
■ most, important in the entire career
of any human being, in that it marks
the beginning of a journey that may
be subject to many interruptions, for
1 various causes, When we, as adults,
anticipate a journey, we undergo a
period of preparation, in keeping
• with the importance of that journey.
We provide ourselves with certain
necessities, if we are bent on busi-.
ness, and with certain luxuries, if we j
.are going for pleasure and recrea
tion. But these journeys are of
(little importance, compared with that
which lies ahead for the child who is
rentering school for the first time. I
It is highly essential, then, that
[those responsible for our children's
physical, psychological and mental (
welfare see that they are prepared.)
This responsibility falls directly upon
the shoulders of parents, to whom .
these little ones must look for pro-j
j Lection. They have no means of car- j
‘ ing for themselves, but must look to
I those who brought them into they
world, or have assumed the respon-j
sibility for their well being,
j it has been estimated that about j
(one-third of the children who enter j
school for the first time have correc
tive physical defects, which, if nog- •
(leeted, may mean their educational,
(hence intellectual. Undoing. These)
(defects are both hidden and patent.)
( Some are. not even known to exist-- j
being impairments of which neither
the child nor its parents may be j
aware without a physical examina-j
t ion by a competent medical doctor, j
or. in some instances, specialists in
the diagnosis and treatment of cer
tain types of physical impairment.
Hence, it is highly important that,
before sending your child to school,
(you should be able to answer “yes”
( to these questions:
1. Has my child had a complete
[ physical examination by a competent
j medical doctor?
" 2. If any physical defects were
found, have these been corrected?
3. Has the child undergone a den
tal examination, and have the de
fects, if any were found, been cor
4. Has the been immunized
against all diseases for which pre
ventive or controllable measures have
5. Have you had his vision and
hearing tested ?
As we have said, there are certain
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USO Club Furniture
Auction Sale Will Be
Held at Club Satur
With the closing of the Edenton,
USO Club, Ed Bond Post of the)
American Legion has purchased in
bulk all of the club’s furniture and
office equipment, most of which will i
be sold at public auction. The sale)
[will be held at the USO Club Sat-1
urday morning, August 31, at 10:30
o’clock, with Francis Hicks serving
Among the items to be sold will be
some which are still hard to get, such
as a refrigerator, electric stove,
[tables, chairs, desks and many other
useful pieces of furniture.
Tlie public is cordially invited to
attend the sale and bid on any items
Methodist Group Will
Meet Friday Night
The Board of Christian Education,
as well as officers and teachers of
the Methodist Church School will
meet at the church Friday night at
8 o’clock. John A. Holmes is chair
man of the Board, and because of
several very important matters to be
considered, he urges every member
i to be presents
Next Meeting Os
Edw. Bond Post At
Enlisted Men’s Club
Meeting Postponed Un
i til September 12 Due
To Ball Games
William P. Jones, commander of j
iEd Bond Post of the American Le-j
gion, has notified members that the I
next meeting of the Post will be held !
Thursday night, September 12. This !
action was taken due to baseball)
conflicting with so many meetings, j
[The Post has applied for use of the !
(Enlisted Men’s Club at the Edenton
(Naval Air Station, and in order to j
give all members an opportunity to I
see the club, arrangements have been
made to hold the September 12 meet-|
lig there. The Legion Auxiliary is j
also invited to attend this meeting, j
in order to arrange for any who
have no wav of transportation. Jim
my Gibbs, Joseph Swanner, J. C. 1
Parks and Lester A. Jones have been
I appointed to see to it that nobody
I misses the meeting due to not having
a ride. This group will meet any
Legionnaires or Auxiliary members
at the Police Station, Cherry's Res
taurant or the Triangle by 7:30
Commander Jones also urges mem
bers to secure application forms as
[soon as possible for GI terminal
i furlough pay that might be due.
Officers of Ed Bond Post for tin
year 1940-47 are:
Commander —William P. Jones.
Vice Commanders John Graham,
| Edward Wozelka and Willis Me-;
i Adjutant Walter Holton.
Finance Officer- Philip S. McMul
j . Service Officer - J esse Harrell: ■
| Mrs. Willis MeClenney, Assistant,
i Guardianship Officer—-W. Carey
S gt. -at-Arms-L ut he r Keeter. '
j Chaplain—Paul Holnman.
j Historian—Carl Keeter.
j Athletic Officer - Raymond Everett. '
j Child Welfare Officer—-Mrs. Frank
Americanism Officer—J. L. Chest-;
National Defense Officer —J, H.
Graves Registration Officer—H. i
Boys' State Officer—G. B. Potter.
Boy Scout Officer-—James Bond.
Membership Chairman—Bob Pratt;
John L. Spruill, Assistant.
Publicity Officer —William S. El
iott; Irving Leigh and Bill Cozart,
Oratorical Contest Officer—^Ed
Chairman, Sons of Legion—J. W.
:■ . *
At Ballard’s Bridge
, Rev. Frank Morris of
Richmond Will Be
The Rev. John T. Byrum announces
a series of revival services to begin [
lat Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church
Monday afternoon, September 2. The
Rev. Frank Morris of Richmond, Va.,
will do the preaching and W. Jim
Daniels of Edenton will lead the
| “Mr. Morris is an excellent speak- (
|er,” says Mr. Byrum, “and Mr. Dan-1
dels needs no commendation to a
, Chowan County audience. He is a (
[splendid song leader and he and Mr.
I Morris make a good team for a rev
Services will be held each after
noon through the week at 3 o’clock.
The public is invited to attend all of
Salisbury Preacher At
On Sunday Morning
The Rev. Mr. McGinnis of Salis
bury, N. C., will preach at the Pres
byterian Church Sunday morning at
11 o’clock. The pulpit committee of
• the church thinks very favorably of
, Mr. McGinnis and may want to ex
’ tend a call if the congregation is
favorable after hearing him, to suc
; ceed the Rev. D. C. Crawford, Jr.,
who has resigned.
’ Every member of the congregation,
i as well as others, are invited to hear
• Mr. McGinnis. There will be no night
Win Eight Straight Games
To Travel From Fifth Place
To Top In Stubborn Fight
|_ Time Short J
According to the local Health
Department, there are still some
pre-school children, who have not
been vaccinated for smallpox,
whooping cough and diphtheria.
This is necessary before children
enter school and the advice is
given that it should be done be
fore school opens so that children
are not held back.
School opens September 9, so
that little more time remains for
parents to attend to this im
, portant matter.
There are 41 pre-school chil
dren who have not completed
immunization. As in previous
years, beginners must be six
years of age by October I, and
all beginners should enroll dur
ing the first 30 days.
Os School Teachers
Affects Local Units
Both Units Still Have
[ For Opening
With the Eiienton schools schedui
d to open Monday, September
| Superintendehi John A. Holmes this
week lacked two teachers, though he
(expects to have these vacancies fill
ed in time for school opening.
Teachers are needed for mathemat
ics and a combination teacher in the
In the county unit Superintendent
W. J. Taylor this week lacked three
teachers in filling the faculty. These
nchide one in the high school and
third and seventh grade teachers.
Mr. Taylor, too, is still angling for
teachers and hopes to have a full
faculty when school opens.
Edenton and Chowan County are
not alone in a teacher shortage, for
a survey by Executive Secretary
Ethel Perkins of the N. 0. Education
Association reveals the fact that 114
school units with 14,fi(>5 positions for
principals and teachers reported 1.-
237 vacancies still Unfilled on August
Miss Berk ins also reported that
in the 114 units reporting, 711 posi
tions have been filled with teachers
holding sub-standard certificates,
Describing the teacher shortage as
the most serious in his memory, Dr.
Henry Highstnith of the State De
partment of l’ublic Instruction warn
ed that the education of thousands of
North Carolina children will suffer
| permanently unless the condition is
Lieut. Lucy Whiteley
Home From Overseas
Lieut. Lucy Osborne Whiteley,
Army Nurse Corps, arrived in New
York Friday morning from Italy and
spent Saturday night here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C, Osborne.
! Lieut. Whiteley, who has been in
(service a year, nine months of which
were spent in Italy, has reported at
j Fort Bragg for her discharge.
Town And County
Offices Close Monday
Town and county offices will be
closed all day Monday in observance
of Labor Day, so that any import
ant business should be transacted
Street Department employees will
also be given a holiday, so that there
will be no collection of trash or gar
bage, except the usual holiday rounds
in the business section.
Because of the holiday', the County
Commissioners will meet next Tues
day morning instead of Monday, the
usual meeting time.
Bank Os Edenton Will
Be Closed On Monday
Next Monday, September 2, being
Labor Day, the Bank of Edenton will
be closed all day. Patrons are urged
to transact their banking affairs ac
$1.50 Per Year.
| Colonials Win Thriller
j From Elizabeth City
Series For Champion
ship Will Get Under
STANDING OF CLUBS
(Including Tuesday’s Games)
' W L Pet.
| Edenton , - 30 18 .625
Windsor 27 17 .614
[ Hertford . ?_. 28 20 .583
Colerain ... 22 23 .489
[Elizabeth City 19 25 .432
(Camden .11 34 .244
Winning their eighth straight game
Tuesday night by defeating a stub
born Elizabeth City aggregation 8-7,
|the Edenton Colonials are now lead
ing the Albemarle League, the first
[time during the entire season. The
(top rung was reached after a determ
ined fight began while in fifth place,
.which position was held for unite a
[ while. The Colonials, including Tues
i j day’s games, are leading the Windsor
((Rebels by IT points, while the Hert
ford Indians; now in third place, trail
Windsor 31 points. For the greater
i part of the season Hertford and
Windsor monopolized the league’s No.
| During the. remainder of this week
(as many rained out games as possible
[will be played, with thy regular sea
son scheduled to close Saturday. On
• : Sunday the Shaughnessy . play-offs
; will begin, during which the first and
'[fourth place teams and the second
[and third place teams will play a
[ five-game series. The two winners of
This series will play a seven-game
■ series for the league championship;
In an up-hill fight Tuesday night
.the Colonials came out on top of an
8-7 score, three runs being made in
the last frame to win a very exciting
I though rather loosely played game,
Elizabeth City scored a run in the
r second inning wjien Harris hit to
' center field. In attempting to catch
the drive, Skipper John By rum twist
ed his ankle and Harris went to sec
-1 ond, Byrum was carried from the
' field. Roy Allen then doubled, scor
-1 , ing Harris.
The Colonials knotted, the score in
r thejr half of the second. Joe Kulg
hum walked and Harry Lassiter was
I safe on an error of his bunt. Both
runners Were advanced on Jan
" on an error of Snooky Hollowell's
The Senators went in the lead by
s scoring another run in the fourth.
• Allen and Fearing singled, the former
' scored from third when Jim Edwards’
peg to catch Fearing off second went
f} In the fifth inning the Colonials
s again knotted the score 2-2. Claude
'Griffin walked and Johnny Hagood
was safe on an error of his bunt.
[After Joe Wheeler fanned and Trot
, [Leary flied out to third, Jim Edwards
• ( singled, scoring Griffin. Fulghum
'• [fanned to end the inning.
v The Colonials went into the lead in
d (the seventh when three runs were
>' scored as the result of errors. Ha
'■ good walked and went to second on a
“ passed ball. Wheeler was safe on a
h bunt when the throw failed to catch
t Hagood at third. Hagood scored on a
bad throw of Leary’s grounder. Ed
wards lifted a high fly to left field,
(scoring Wheeler. Fulghum grounded
out and Lassiter was safe on an er
' ror, Leary scoring on the play. Thorne
e flied out to end the inning,
e With the Colonials leading sto 2
- in the eighth, the Senators again
d went in the lead by scoring five runs,
making the score 7-5. Jim Thorne,
T on the mound for Edenton, was touch
e ;ed for four hits in this inning and
■- was replaced by r Lester Jordan after
s [ two men were out. Black singled and
'Caddy beat out an infield hit. Harris
y walked, filling the bases. Big Roy
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e j - ——.
Center Hill Revival
Begins September 22
Y Revival services at the Center Hill
g Methodist Church are scheduled to
II be held the fourth week in Septem
d ber. The preacher for the series of
meeting's will be the Rev. B. C. Wood