The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, December 05, 1946, Image 1
Volume XIII. —Number 48. f J. Clarence Leary Galls Health Meeting In Court House Decemberll Harry B. Caldwell, Ex ecutive Secretary, Is Principal Speaker AT 8 O’CLOCK Every Interested Per son Urged to Attend * Meeting J. Clarence Leary, chairman in Chowan County for the Good Health Association, announced early this week that a meeting will be held in the Court House Wednesday night of next week, December 11, at 8 o’clock. The principal speaker.for the meeting will be Harry B. Caldwell, executive secretary of the North Carolina Health Association. Mr. Leary is very anxious to have a large number of people attend the meeting and urges all members of civic clubs, women's organizations, IT A, and all other groups to make a special effort to he on hand. “We are hoping to be able to be gin operation of the hospital at the Kdehton Naval Air Station during the month of January." said Mr, Leary, “And this is a good time to become health conscious. This meet ing will provide a good opportunity to hear a man well versed with health conditions in North Carolina, as well as the program contemplated by the Good Health Association.” The association has a six-point health plan for North Carolina, one of which is a vast building program of rural health centers and hospital expansion. Four new veteran hospi tals are also, to be built under the program. Cognizance ;s made of the alarm ing shortage of nurses. In order to heck this unfortunate condition, of-' , -als say more young women must persuaded to become nurses. To complish this, many inducements will be offered —higher earnings, education, security, travel if desired and interesting social contacts. North Carolina urgently needs 12,500 graduate nurses to bring the State up to the desired standard of one nurse for every 285 people. Wake Forest Varsity Basketball Team Will Play Here On Dec. 11 Game Is Sponsored By Chowan County Ath letic Association Sports fans have a treat in store as the result of a basketball game spon sored by the Chowan County Athletic Association, which was organized only on Monday night. The game will be played in the Edenton armory next Thursday night, December 11, at 8 o'clock. The two teams playing will be'the Wake Forest College varsity team and the Windsor town team. The Wake Forest outfit will be practically the same team as last year which de feated the crack University of North Carolina team in the semi-finals of | the Southern Conference. The team is coached by Murray Greason, who ; is well known to many local fans. He played baseball here several years ] ago. The Windsor team is coached by Jimmv Bonds, a former captain of the Wake Forest quint. He has rounded up a fast team, so that the game should be very fast and inter esting. The idea of a Chowan Countv Ath letic AeooHation was advanced Mon dav nl' r M when ** ir-nup of vo"»" men met in the Municipal Building The prinrinal purpose is to sponsor athletic events during the year and stimulate interest in athletics and a recreational program. Another meeting is scheduled to he held tonight (Thursday) in the Court ' T ouse. at which time officers will be Qcted and the organization effected e Slciles, James Cozzens and Bill yozart were selected Monday night to arrange for and have charge of the meeting tonight. NOVEMBER TAX COLLECTIONS Sheriff J. A. Bunch reported to the County Commissioners Monday that he had collected *21.040 41 i n 1946 taxes during the month «f November. This amount brought total 1946 taxes collected to date to $34,950.72. i THE CHOWAN HERALD A MOMA MMWMPAPMH DEVOTED TO TMM INTERNET! Os CHOWAN COUNTY | Wtiat Next? ( Postmaster C. K. Kramer was ' notified Wednesday morning by \ the Post Office Department that i due to conditions in connection with the coal strike, parcel post packages will he limited to five j pounds, effective at midnight to- ] day (Thursday). Further re- | quirements are that packages may ( not be over Hi inches long and that length and girth com bined may not be over 60 inches. This provision, however, does not apply to the prevailing regula tion regarding parcel post ship- I meals to men in the armed forces stationed overseas. Edenton Host To Town And County Officials Os District League of Municipali ties Meets In Court House Monday GOOD PROGRAM i Visitors Served Barbe cue Dinner In Pres byter ianChureb i In the neighborhood of 40 town and ( county officials, including Senator Charles H. Jenkins and several county representatives, attended a t meeting of the League of Municipal i : ties held in Edenton Monday after-! I noon and night, at which Kdenton’si j i Town Council was host. The afternoon meeting was held in the Court House, where Mayor Je j romp Flora of Elizabeth City pre • j sided. Mayor Leroy Haskett wel comed the visitors, expressing his i pleasure to have them come to Kden : ton and hoped they would enjoy their 1 ! brief stay. The response was made j by Mayor Flora. Distinguished guests were recog nized, after which Mrs. Davetta L. Steed, executive secretary of the League, briefly rehearsed the history and work of the organization, urg ing municipalities to take advantage of the many services offered, j H. B. Trader, senior auditor, spoke j on the N. C. local governmental em- I ployees’ retirement system. George C. Franklin, director of the j j League’s municipal information ser- • , vice, presented the League’s 1947 leg- j islative program, which included tax 1 . limitation for general purposes; dis- j • counts for prepayment of taxes; al- 1 location of gas tax funds; tax on! . j gasoline used in municipally operated | ! motor vehicles: public contracts and confiscation of property used iu gamb ling. Mayor Henry T. Powell of Jlender . son, president of the North Carolina , | League of Municipalities, made a very interesting address in the course of which he urged the various munici palities to be on the alert to take ad ] vantage of opportunities aa they | arisd. j At the conclusion of the meeting ; the visitors were invited to the Pres j byterian Church, where a barbecue ; dinner was served by the ladies of the congregation. Charlie Griggs of Elizabeth City, invited the ladies to enter the dining room, where they were given a hearty round of ap plause for the splendid meal. A similar me-ting was laid 'Tues day in New Bern ar-d in Wilmington ;on Wednesday. On Thursday a meet ing will be held in Fayetteville and Friday in Rocky Mount. A series of meetings will also be held in the western part of the State. Greens boro, Hickory, Waynesville and Char-! lolle. CAROLYN McMULLAN MAKES CONTRIBUTION AT BARNARD Miss Carolyn McMullan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McMullan, has contributed sketches of little children to the dormitory art display on ex hibit at Barnard College, New York City. Miss McMullan is a member of the senior class at college. She has been active in the French Club, the Italian Club and as bulletin board chairman. This year she is a contributing mem ber of Bear, the Barnard literary i magazine. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, Decembers, 1940. Commissioners Pass | Resolution Offering Finances To Hospital Balk at Amount Until Terms of Final Lease Are Known NEGOTIATING i ! Plans Call For Having Hosnital Ir. Operation f About January 15 ; • ! Negotiations are now in progress | between the Chowan County II • pit al trustees and a surgeon to be in charge * of tin.-'hospital at the Edenton N-iv;6 Air Station, and in order to speak wi.ii sonic assurance relative to : finances, the trustees, represented by John W. Graham, Marvin Wilson and J. N. I’ruden, appeared before the County Commissioners Monday re questing the Hoard to pass a resolu tion authorizing Chairman W. \V. By ' ruin to enter into a contract to make an appropriation to provide for 'the medical care and hospitalization of ; the indigent of the county. The Commissioners hesitated when] the amount of 810,OOP was stipulated , due to the terms of the final lease j ‘ between the Town of Edenton and the •Navy Department not having been • consummated. However, the Coni ; missioners expressed their willing ness and desire to make an appro priation, and. there was no bickering as to the SIO,OOO request, hut they did not want to obligate themselves until such time as the terms of tin lease are known. j After quite a lengthy discussion of j the matter, the following resolution •! was passed by the Commissioners: , "W. W. Byruin, chairman of the I Board, is authorized to enter into a i contract with the trustees of the Cho wan County Hospital Association for the hospitalization and medical care of the indigent and poor citizens of Chowan County from finances derived j from sources other -than taxation, j This resolution and authorization !»•- I ing subject to the final approval of I the lease between the Town of Lden ton and Navy Department concerning the hospital plant located at the Edenton Naval Air Station." Chairman Byrum assured the com-, lnittee, as well as th>- Commissioners, that he would sign no contract in volving the expenditure of c - nty funds unless other members of his Board were present, and infor: id them that if and when a contract is to be signed, the Commissioner.- can expect to be called together. Tentative plans now are that the 1 hospital will be ready for operation i January 15 or as soon thereafter as J.possible. Farm Bureau Passes I ■. .-. • ' | Quota 518 Members C. W. Overman on Way To California to At tend Convention Chowan County went over the top in its recent Farm Bureau member ship drive, according to County Agent C. W. Overman, who reports a total membership of 520. The State Farm Bureau office set the county's goal at 518 members. Reaching the quota entitled the county to one free trip to the Na tional Farm Bureau Convention in San Francisco, Cal., this month. W. A. Harrell having secured the most members, was chosen by the board of directors of the Chowan Farm Bu reau to make the trip. Mr. Harrell, however, was unable to accept the honor. After several others were of- 1 sered the trip and all were unable to go, the board of directors asked Mr. Overman, who accented Mr. Over man left Saturday for the west coast. He will be away for 16 to 18 'days. Mr. Harrell wrote 48 m nherships d : ig the drive and other workers writing 10 or more were J. E. Raker, J. C. Leary, .!. Wallace Goodwin, O. J. Forehand, E. Z. Evans, L. E. Twine, L. R. Sutton and W. H. Hollowed. Firemen Answer Third Call Tuesday Afternoon Edenton’s Fire Department was called out for the third time Tuesday afternoon when a baggage car on the siding at the Norfolk Southern station caught fire. Though a hole was burned in the roof of the car, the fire was extinguished by railroad era-, ployees before the firemen arrived. I lUSO Drive To Raise County’s SISBO Quota Is Now In Progress Canvassers Beslan Soli citing Contributions Monday HOLTON PRAISED j Spires Hopes Drive Will ! Be Completed In Very | Short Order Chowan County’s drive to raise funds for the United Service Organiz ation is now in progress, with a group of canvassers at work in Eden ton and the county agents and home demonstration agents handling the drive in the rural section of the county. Chairman E. W. Spires called a meeting Friday afternoon, at which time final plans were made for the drive. Mr. Spires said the drive Was scheduled to begin Monday of this week and lie hoped it would lie com pleted before Christmas in order to ' clear the deck for other drives which ' will be made. i Mr. Spires informed those pres- nt that this year’s quota is only $1,500, j i which is much less than half of what I j was raised in the county last year.! ■ “People don't like to hear anything! in connection with war now that the] j shooting has ceased,” said Mr. Spires,’ (“which might he a dangerous eondi-j ! tion." ; Mr. Spires stressed the fact that | there are still many in the armed forces who need the service rendered by USO. He said also that he hoped conditions will be so that it will not be necessary to have another USO drive next year, and for that reason I -1 appealed to citizens of the county to i i j rally to the cause and put the county j ( over the top as has been the case in •jail prevl-v:s drives, hi fact, he said he will be very proud if Chowan is j ' numbered among the first counties to I meet the quota. The quota has been broken down as follows; Koeuton, si J 25j which m- I ' eludes $425 from the initial gift con- j tributions and S7OO from the can vassers headed by Walter Holton: - • ] S3OO from white people in the rural section, and $75 from colored rural j people. Chairman Spires praised the work of Walter Holton as - chairman in . ; Edenton. Mr. Holton appointed eati . vassers for every .’street in Edenton I . and sent letters to each, stressing tin | . j importance of the drive and urging j them to begin canvassing Monday in | an effort to complete the work by to , day (Thursday) so that a report can i jbe ready by Saturday. Mr. Holton . I also furnished a report sheet to each ! j canvasser so that names of eontribu- i [tors and tile amount given can he j listed, thus simplifying making a gen- < oral report. Though lip .canvassers had report ! ed .Wednesday w hen The Herald went -j to press, R. C. Holland was tile first ; to turn over any money to Mr. 110 - i ton. which was a contribution coining i from members of the Lions Club oiv Monday night. Mr. Holland’s efforts j netted the drive S3B, At the meet ing of Ed Bond Host Tuesday night] 818 was also taken up from mem bers present at the meeting. Lions Club Christmas Party December 19th Call Off Regular Meet ings on December 16 and 25 At their meeting Monday night Edenton Lions voted to hold their annual Christmas party in their hall on Thursday night, December 19, and due to the Christinas holidays, called j off the regular meetings on Decern- j ber 16 and 23. Tentative plans were pi so discussed 1 for the celebration of the club’s an- j niversary, which will take place Mon day night, Januar'- 27. During the mo-ting President Wal lace Griffin called for reports from every committee chairman and prac tically evedy one submitted a report which reflected interest and progress, so that President Griffin and the club as a whole was very much encouraged by the reports as presented. AUXILIARY MEETS FRIDAY A meeting of the Auxiliary of Ed Bond Post of the American Legion will be held Friday night at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt. , Every member of the organization is I urged to b« present JIM Gommitieesnen For County Scheduled To Be Elected Next Saturday | Rotary Guest j| , _• iiiiiiiii ISA M M \ Y<) miifflY. (lov ernor of tht* 1 S9t h District of Hotary International, *il! boa | guest of the Edenton Rotary Club | at its meeting: today (Thursday). Charles Lane Loses His Life When Struck By Passenger Train Hit While Attempting 1 To Remove Hand Car From Track 1 VETERAN EMPLOYE 'Dies From Internal In juries Shortly After Accident .Cfiiiijes Limb. 62, veteran employee < f The Norfolk Southern Railroad, was almost instantly killed late .Sat-, -urday aft-rnboii near his home at Waddell when he was struck by the -northbound - Norfolk Southern train j running between Raleigh and Nor folk:, According to 'reports- Air. Pan • was. traveling in his hand car, used for patrol ing the Norfolk Southern bridge across Albei. arle Sound. He j had removed the car from the track to allow a freight train to pass and (apparently put the car back on the j track. When the passenger train ap j p roach (Hi. he is said to have at ten: pt | (>d to: lift the car again from the | track but that the cowcatcher struck j him before he w-as out of the way, Mr. Lane was badly bruised and died from internal injuries before he j could be brought to Edenton on the train which struck him. Deceased was a bridge tender on I the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge |and had been an employee of the ; railroad for 29 years. Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Lizzie \ Lane; three sons, Lloyd, Norman and , Lonnie; two brothers, Lindsay and ! Cephas Lane of Tarboro, and four j sisters, Mrs. Allie Hudson of Eden | ton, Mrs. William Brown, Mrs. Lee I Dew and Mrs. Adrian Holloman, all j of Tarboro. Three grandchildren also i i ■ survive. i Funeral services were held Mon day afternoon at 3:45 o’clock at the ; Quinn Funeral Home, conducted by ' the Rev. E. L. Wells and the Rev. R. N. Carroll. Interment was made in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Masons Will Elect New Officers Tonight I New officers for the year 1947 will I be elected at the meeting of Unanim j ity Lodge. No. 7, A. I'. & A. M„ which will be held tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock. W. P. Goodwin, present master of the lodge, urges all mem bers to be present to take part in this very important matter. The third degree is also expected to be conferred during the meeting. | 33 SCHOOL ABSENCES W. J. Taylor, school attendance of ficer, reported to the County Com missioners Monday that 33 children had been referred to him as being out of school and attending irregular. Mr. Taylor reported that he is inves tigating the cases, but that his find ings were not complete in time to make a report this month. 1 $1.50 Per Year All Farmers Urged to Vote For Men They Think Qualified I POLLS OPEN 9 TO 5 j Members Should Have Confidence of Every Farmer J. M. Price, secretary of the Cho wan County AAA Agricultural Con servation Association, is appealing to Chowan County farmers to attend their local nominating meetings and vote 'in the farmer-committeemen elections to be held on Saturday, De cember 7. The seven polling places :in Chowan County will open at 9 A. M, and remain open to 5 P, M, : The. men elected w ill be responsible | for local administration of the Agri , cultural Conservation Program and | make decisions concerning price sup j port programs, marketing problems | and crop production adjustments. ( “Due to the importance of these problems," Price said, "the men elected should have the Confidence ami support of every eligible farmer in the community.” Price deplored the “stay-at-home” attitude of some farmers in the past who never take an active part in naming these committeemen but be come very critical of the administra tion of the program. “Annual elec tions of committeemen is the demo cratic way of making sure that tin men chosen to administer national ■ farm programs represent a choice of the majority of farmers,” he empha sized, “and we can be certain of this only if every eligible farmer turns out at the polls on December 7. at 9 A. M." i Every person- -mail or woman- - - who participates in the Agricultural Conservation Program as either > landlord, ti narit' or sharecropper is eligible to vote. Landlords have been notified by letter of the voting place in their lo cal community and they should pass .: the news to tenants and sharecrop ] pers on theii farms and urge them to attend the meetings and vote, Wallace Reid Peele :j Winner Os State’s 4-H Peanut Contest Boy Wins Trip to 4-H Congress In Chicago But Unable to Go By reason of Wallace Reid Peele, son of Mr. aiid Mrs. Raleigh Peele, producing 2.697 pounds of peanuts to an acre ill his 1946 4-H peanut pro ject, as reported in The Herald last week, he has been declared winner in the State 4-H Club peanut con test, The announcement was made i by L. R. Harrill, State 4-H Club lead ! er. I As the result of his accomplish- I inent, young Peele was entitled to a j trip to the 4-H Club Congress being held in Chicago this week, but the I young follow has just returned from ] a hospital where ho underwent an I operation on his font and was unable i to make the trip. The boy’s 2,697 pounds of peanuts were sold for $312.85. while his hay is valued at $24, or a total income from the acre of land of $336.85. His expense* aside from labor, total ed $49.76. “This is the first 4-H Club mem ber in Chow-an County to win such an award,” says Robert S. Marsh, as sistant county agent, in charge of 4-H Club activities among the boys, “and the contest will be open again in 1947. We hope Chowan County will have another winner next year." Lieut. Mildred Smith On Way To Japan Lieut. Mildred Smith, a Chowan County Army nurse, early this week 1 arrived at Fot* Stoneman, Pittsboro, : California, from where she is -sched ! uled to sail for overseas duty at Yokohama, Japan. She was previ ously stationed at Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, before receiving her orders to serve in Japan. Lieut. Smith expects to be stationed in Japan for at least 2Vi years. She paid a brief visit to relatives in Cho wan County on her way from Florida - to the west coast.