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Plan To Organize
* Ground Observers.
Corps In Edenton
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Meeting Scheduled To
night In Chowan
Court House '
Set-up Will Be Explain
ed By Two Air Force
Tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock a
public meeting' will be held in the
Chowan County (Court House for the
, purpose of organizing- a Ground Ob
' servers Corps. The meeting will be
in charge of Staff Sergeants Frank
.-IS. ffetterson and Robert Turner, who
», will ask fofr volunteers to serve in the
i David Holton has been named su
pervisor of Chowan County.
The Ground Observer Corps works
under the joint control of the civil
‘authorities and the United '(States Air
(Force The civil authfirities are re
sponsible for the administration of the
Ground Observer Corps, taking care of
such things as personnel, records and
the like. The Air Force is responsible
for Ihe tactical operation of the
Ground Obesrvert Corps, that is, its
specific defense operations, including
training, reporting procedures and the
In connection with the organization
of a Ground Observer Corps it is
pointed out that (we are in a dang
erous position. In a period of inter
national strife and lawlessness, we
stand at the bulwark of freedom.
Every would-be aggressor knows that
he can’t get by unless he defeats us
first, for twice already in two
world wars—-the tide of aggression
has been turned- by the weight of our
industrial production. The next tirhe,
, an aggressor will certainly try to
eliminate us first. He will strike first
I at our production plants and at the
people who man them. What’s worse,
he can do ft.
Os course, the fact that we can hit
him far harder than he can hit us
stop any enemy. We have far
i more atomic bombs; we have great
fleets of mighty bombers; we have
fast, efficient fighters; and every day
we are producing more and better
planes and bombs. Yet the enemy
might decide to -make the desperate
gamble. If he does, be will try to
catch us unprepared and strike such a
devastating first blow that we cannot
recuperate in time. We must make
sure, therefore, that we can ward off
his blow and come back immediately
with terrific power.
There is little probability of turning
back an enemy air attack completely.
However, »if we have adequate warn
ing, we can destroy or turn back a
large number of his bombers and re
duce considerably the losses that the
rest might cause. The big problem is
The Ground Observer Corps will be
• fully explained at the meeting tonight
by Sergeants Petterson and Turner,
and it is hoped a large number of
people will attend.
, Red Men Install
Henry Allen Bunch New
Sachem For Six
f| Officers for Chowan Tribe, (No. 12,
Improved Order of Red Men, for the
six month period ending December 81
, will be installed at next Monday
night's meeting of the tribe.
The new, officers are E. G. Willi
: ford, prophet; Henry lAllen (Bunch,
f sachem; C. C. Wiggins, senior saga
more and Lionel Copeland, junior
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Be Installed Friday
' Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
m of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night
at 8 o’clock in the Red Men hall. The
principal item of business will be the
I- installation of officers, so that every
member is especially urged to attend.
Elliott Is Reappointed
To Chowan ABC Board
| At a joint meeting of the County
■ Commissioners, tne Board of (Educa
| tura and Board of Health Monday
mg morning. R. F. Elliott was reappoint-
Veda member of the Chowan County
Mr. 'Elliott's term expired and-he
was reappointed for a three year
THE CHOWAN HERALD
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. National Guard Unit
At Fort McClellan
Members of the local Heavy (Mortar
Company, 119th Infantry, 30th Divi
sion, left shortly after 6 o’clock Sun
day morning for Anniston, Alafcama,
where they will - spend two weeks ia
’ camp at Fort McCldtLan.
While in camp the National Guard
unit will undergo intensive training.
The local outfit is scheduled to return
home Sunday,' July 20.
New Rotary Officers
Installed For Year At
Outgoing President J. L.
Chestnutt In Charge
At last week’s Rotary meeting new
officers were installed with outgoing
President J. L. Chestnutt performing
the installation ceremony.
Officers installed were: William T.
Harry, president; John A. Kramer,
i vice president; (Robert S. Marsh, sec
retary; William Cozart, sergeant-at
arms; Frank Holmes, statistician; C.
W. Overman, song leader; Mrs. Wood
Privott, pianist; directors, Lloyd 1
Bunch, J. L. Chestnutt, Maynard Per
ry and Gilliam Wood.
The following committees were an
(Club Service, John A. Kramer,
chairman. Attendance, Frank Holmes,
W. J. P. Earnhardt and Wesley Ches
son. Club Bulletin, John A. Holmes
and J. Edwin ©ufflap. Magazine,
George Alma Byrum, William I. Hart
and J. E. Wood. Program, H. A.
Campen and Charles Wood, Jr. Ro
taqM nforma J. L. Chestnutt,
John A. Holmes and Frank Holmes.
Classification, T. C. Byrum, Jr., Hu
bert Williford and R. F. Elliott. Fel
lowship, C. W. Overman, R. N. Hines
and W. B. Rosevear. Public Infor- \
mation, J. Edwin Bufflap and William
Vocational Service, Lloyd Bunch,
chairman. 'Buyer-Seller Relations,
J. E. Wood,- George Alma Byrum and
Phillip MoMullan. Competitor Rela
tions, W. D. Holmes, Jr., T. C. By
rum, Jr., and Gibson Brickie. Em
ployer-Employee Relations, Phillip
McMullan, C. B. Mooney and R. N.
Hines. Trade Associations, Wesley
Chesson, J. L. Chestnutt. and John
Community Service, Gilliam Wood,
chairman. Crippled Children, William
I. Hart, Robert S. Marsh and Gibson
Brickie. Rural-Urban, Jasper Harrell,
Charles Wood an<j C. W. Overman.
Student Loan Fund, John Graham and
John A. Kramer. Traffic Safety,
Marvin Wilson, W. J. P. Earnhardt
and R. F. Elliott. Youth, R. N. Hines,
H. A. Campen and William Cozart.
International Service, Maynard Per
ry, chairman. International Contacts,
W. B. Rosevear, W. D. Holmes, Jr.,
and Marvin Wilson. Publicity and
Forums, Charles Wood, Jr., Hubert
Williford and J. Edwin Bufflap. Ro
tary Foundation, C. B. Mooney, John
A. Holmes and Jasper Hassell. Unit
ed Nations, Charles Wood, (Marvin
Wilson and W. J. P. Earnhardt.
P*ior to the installation Mr. Chest
nutt presented an interesting report
of his administration which revealed
quite a bit of activity. The incoming
president, William T. Harry, also
made a few remarks, expressing his
pleasure for being elected -president of
the club and soliciting die help and
cooperation of each member during his
term as president.
West Side Os Chowan
River Channel Closed
Due to the construction of a new
highway bridge on Highway U. S. No.
17, across Chowan River, near Eden
ton, it is necessary to close the west
side of the channel, effective July 7
to navigation until further notice.
The east channel will be available
to navigation during the closure of
the west channgji
Davey Ward Teaches
EAglish Jfn 'Morocco
'According to “The Friday Dead
line,” a! newspaper published at Nou
asseur (Air (Base,' French (Morocco,
A/2c Davey Ward of Edenton is in
structor in basic English. The basic
English course will be In progress for
' 10 weeks.
Ward is a 1951 graduate of Wake
Forest College, where he majored in
English and French.
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Edenton; Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 10, 1952.
At Start Os Fiscal
Year Mayor Urges
Says Ftenty of Room For
* More improvements
At the start of a new fiscal year
Mayor Leroy Haskett, in reminiscing
activities during the 'past year, is
proud to point to some of the ac
complishments of the present admin
istration. “This has been a successful
year,” said the Mayor, “we have made
quite a few improvements, but there
are still others which qeed to be done.
a new year, we must
strive to do a still better job. As
Mayor, I know we, can do a better
job and I shall strive to be a better
Mayor this year than in the past.
"'Some of our town people have co
operated witjjj us 100 per cent and
others have not. You know who you
are. I am asking that you, too, this
year start to cooperate. Please try to
work with our .Street Department in
handling the trash. Never put trash
out after the trash truck has passed,
so that it is well to know the time and
cooperate. A few could keep their
places of .business a little cleaner by
using a container, and some are not
cooperating as to sidewalks. We hate
to remind folks of this on and on.
“There are a few people who are
not having their vacant lots cut on
time. And then there are a few who
do not cooperate with those who re
side near business places.
“There are a few who never take in
the trash cans. We know who you are
so please work with us in this respect.
A little paint on that old rusty trash
can would improve its looks. A little
paint on that old chair or bench near
your business will help, too. Let’s
“We have a parking and tieing lot
or two which is being left not too
neat as the result of trash, paper and
“We have some of our people who
put their trash and waste out at their
places of business afternoons after the
trash truck has gone, so that dogs
turn over the trash and make a very
“Beginning now, you will find the
Town Office open from 9 A. M. until
5 P. M. with the office open during the
noon hour for those who cannot go
there conveniently at other times.
This has been arranged for the con
venience of our citizens.
“I wish to thank each and every one
who has cooperated in the past and so
licit, the cooperation of all from this '
For Improvements To
Three County Roads
Requests Signed By
Chowan County 'Commissioners re
ceived three petitions asking for im
provement of roads at their meeting
Monday morning. The Commissioners
approved the requests and the peti
tions will, of course, be forwarded to
the State Highway and Public Works
Commission for its consideration.
The roads concerned are:
Meadow road in .the Third Township
running from Highway 32 to Sign
(Pine, a distance of approximately 1%
River Road in the Second Township
running from the comer of Jesse
Smith’s property to the highway at
Bob Privott’s place, a distance of ap
proximately 1.8 miles.
The road running from Beech Fork
school to John Layden’s home and
continuing past Gib Perry’s farm, a
distance of about two miles.
Sgt Willie R. Wilkins
Killed In New Mexico
Staff jßergeant Willie R. Wilkins,
31, was killed while on auty at his
'base at Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Thursday of last week.
The body arrived in Edenton Wed
nesday morning and funeral services
will be held in ISt. Ann’s Catholic
Church this (Thursday) morning.
Burial will take place in Beaver Hill
i Cemetery. \-
Surviving are hid wife, Mrs. Myrtle
Pressley Wilkins; his mother, Mrs. W.
R. Wilkins of Sunbury, and two sis
ters and four living «t Sun
MASQNS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday)
at 8 o’clock. A apefciaj*invitation is
extended visiting Masons to attend.
Strengthen Hold On
3rd Place In League
Add Five Victories Out
-Of Seven Games Play
ed During Week
(As of Wednesday)
W! L Pet
Kinston 44 26 .629
Wilson 42 27 .609
Edenton 38 31 .551
Goldsboro 35 35 .500
Rocky Mount 35 36 .493
Tarboro 30 38 .441
Roanoke Rapids 29 41 .414
New *Bem 26 45 .366
Edenton’s Colonials won five of sev
en games played during the past week
and as a result strengthened their
hold on third place in the Coastal
Due to wet grounds, the Colonials
were unable to play Monday and Tues
day nights. They were scheduled to
play Goldsboro on Hicks Field Mon
day night and Roanoke Rapids on the
latter’s diamond Tuesday night.
Home games during the week will
be New Bern Friday night, Kinston
Saturday night, Rocky Mount Tues
day night and Tarboro Thursday
night of next week.
Edenton 5-4, Wilson 3*2
In Wilson Wednesday night the Co
lonials added two more victories, win
ing the first game 5 to 3 and the sec
oond 4 to 2.
In the first game the Colonials
collected 10 hits off Webb and Mc-
Clenney, scoring two runs in each
of the third and fourth innings and
added another in the fifth. Wilson
scored their three runs in the second.
Evans and Brooks led at bat, each
with two hits.
Stinza started on the mound for
the Colonials but was replaced by
White in the fourth. Wilson made
four hits off Stinza and White gave
up only one hit in four innings.
Shahid went the entire route in the
second game, giving up seven hits,
while the Colonials made six hits off
Edewtotf scored two runs in the sec
ond inning and Wilson with one run
in the first scored another in the
third to tie the score 2-2.
In the seventh the Colonials scor
ed two runs which wound up the
scoring for the remainder of the game.
Edenton 0, Roanoke Rapids' 1
The Colonials’ winning streak was
broken Thursday night in Roanoke
Rapids when they lost a hard fought
game 1-0. The Edenton batters were
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In Lengthy Session
On Tuesday Night
Prospects Loom For a
Slight Reduction In
Faced with various vexing prob
lems, Town Council was held in a
ather lengthy session Tuesday night
with the meeting continuing until af
ter 11 o’clock.
Several complaints were registered
with the Councilmen, the most import
ant being the beer parlor and music
box at the Korner Kupboard and old
cylinder oil running off the property
of the Byrum Implement & Truck
Company. In both cases a solution
John Kramer, Dr. A. F. Downum
and W. E. Malone attended the meet
ing in behalf of the Edenton Band.
They appealed for an increase in the
appropriation for the band. The re
quest was referred to the Finance
Committee with the increase approved
by the entire Board.
The parking problem on East Water
Street again bobbed up and after quite
a discussion a motion was passed to
allow parking only on the north side
of East Water Street between Broad
and Court Streets.
W. C. Wright presented a request
for the Town to grade a street'on the
M. W. Jackson property, where sev
eral houses have been located. The
Street Department was authorized to
proceed with this work.
Some phases of the 1952-53 budget
were presented at the meeting and
while no action was taffien, it p the
hope that possibly a few cents can be
sliced from the present $1.50 tax rate.
A special meeting is. Scheduled to be
held very shortly to consider the
J. E. Bufflap and W. J. Yates were
authorized to purchase a low body
truck for the Street Department which
will eliminate one man on die truck
and reduce the number of trips to die
trasK pile. /
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Be Held July 19th
Chowan County Commission era
at their meeting 'Monday took a
final glance at the budget figures
for the year 1952-53 and found no
, place to make any changes. The
budget was, therefore, adopted,
which calls for the same tax rate
as last year, $1.53 per SIOO valu
i ation. -
Lions Install New
Officers For Year
Dr. W. S. Griffin Con
At Monday night’s meeting of the
Edenton Lions Club, officers for the
new club year were installed, with Dr.
W. S. Griffin in charge of the installa
tion ceremony. .
The officers installed for the year
A. E. Jenkins, president; Guy C.
Hobbs, E. W. Spires, and Carey Phil
lips, vice presidents; Haywood Bunch,
Lion Tamer; T. 'B. Williford, Tail
Twister; W. J. Taylor, secretary
treasurer; C. E. 'Byrum, director for
one year; W. W. Byrum, director for
two years; J. C. Leary, director for
two years; J. C. Leary, chorister.
The following committees were ap
pointed to serve during the year:
Program—L. H. Haskett, A. F.
Downum, Nathan Dail and Ernest
Finance —E. W. Spires, L. F. Fer
guson and W. J. Yates.
Membership—G. B. Potter, L. iS.
Byrum, Jimmis Partin and G. C.
Civic Improvement—Jesse Harrell,
G. M. Belch. Willis Hooper and C. E.
(Constitution and By-Laws—W. S.
Griffin, O. E. Duncan and Erie Haste.
Lions Education —R. W. Leary, Jr.,
Jack Conn and Ben Perry.
Sight Conservation —A. iF. Downum,
A. M. Stanton, J. D. Elliott and'Her
Health and Welfare—W. J. Taylor,
Martin Wisely and Richard Hardin.
Citizenship and Patriotism —W. W.
Byrum, Percy Smith, J. R. Dulaney
and Haywood Bunch.
Publicity—E. W. ISpires, Nathan
Dail and Hector iLupton.
Boys and Girls—George Thompson,
C. W. Fry, John Mitchener and G. M.
Attendance —T. B. Williford, L. H.
Haskett, J. R. Byrum and Wilmer
Education—N. J. George, M. A.
.Hughes, J. C. Leary and Carey Phil
Community Betterment Hector
Luptpn, Bruce Jones, Aubrey Turber
ville and 'E. B. Edwards.
Safety—George Dail, Ralph Parrish,
Kenneth Floats and C. E. Byrum.
Convention—R. W, Leary, Jr., W.
S. Griffin and L. H. Haskett^
Den—John Goodwin, Percy Smith,
Kenneth Floars and Ben Perry.
Local Boy Scouts
At Camp Darden
Almost 25 Boys Enjoy
ing Camp Life In
A number ot Edenton Boy Scouts
are now camping at Camp Darden
near Franklin, Va. One group left
week before last and on Sunday an
other group , arrived'in , the camp to
bring the total to almost 25.
The first group, who will spend two
weeks at the camp, included lAsa Dail,
Jerfy Downum, Ben (Browning, Robert
Earl Edwards, Billy Moore, Caleb
White, Edward Williams and Clifford
In the grdhp which left 'Sunday for
one week in camp were Roger Schief
, er, Stuart Holland,, Lloyd’ Goodwin,
' Frank Bunch, Ralph Hawkins, Leon
i King Thomas, Larry Tynch, Dallas
Stallings, Eddie Stallings, Charlie
i Griffin, Jack Overman, Billy Eason,
• Billy Harry, Ray Hollowell and Ralph
; Eagle Scout Sidney Campen, Jr.;
i will 'spend nine weeks at Camp Dar
den, where he is a member staff.
sition Will Be Decid
ed By Voters
Two-thirds Majority Is
Necessary to Carry
Flue-cured tobacco growers in
North and. South Carolina face a
double-barrelled proposition when they
go to the polls Saturday, July 19.
On that date, flue-cured growers
from the Carolinas will cast ballots
either for or against continuance of:
\ 1. A 10-cent-per-acre assessment to
support Tobacco Associates.
2. Tobacco marketing quotas.
Here is some background for the
two referendum s:
North and South Carolina depend
heavily on the success of the flue
cured tobacco program. Two vital
phases of that program are market
ing quotas, which guarantee stabiliz
ed market prices through a support
program, and the export promotional
work carried on by Tobacco Asso
Since 1934 growers have enjoyed the
benefits of an acreage control pro
gram, and since 1939 they have operat
ed successfully under marketing quo
tas with acreage allotments. Repeat
edly tobacco growers have voted over
whelmingly to continue this program,
which has meant so much not only
to growers but the entire economy of
the two states.
Tobacco Associates was formed in
1947 by growers and their allied in
terests to protect and develop foreign
markets —upon which they depend for
the sale of some 40 per cent of their
tobacco each year. In July of that
year, growers in the two Carolinas
overwhelmingly approved the present
10-cent-pef-acre assessment for 1947-
1949 and again in 1949, they approved
the assessment for 1950, 1951, and
The extent of the work done by
this export-promoting organization is
evidenced by the increase in exports
since its formation six years ago.
Exports of United States flue-cured
tobacco have increased from 359 mil
lion pounds in 1947 to 390 million
pounds in 1951 and are now about 30
per cent above pre-war years. Through
the work of the organization, new
markets have been developed and oth
ers expanded until now American to
bacco growers are no longer depend
ent upon any one country for the sale
of their tobacco. Countries such as
Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland,
Denmark and the Philippines, are now
taking from two to ten times more
tobacco than before the war.
The law authorizing marketing quo
tas also provides for a government
loan to support tobacco prices. If
marketing quotas are approved in the
referendum, loans will be made avail
able on the 1953 crop at prices equal
to 90 per cent of the parity prices as
of July 1, 1952.
Since Tobacco Associates is financed
solely by growers and their allied in
terests and the marketing quotas ad
ministered by the government-spon
sored Production and Marketing Ad
ministration, there will be two bal
lot boxes at the polls referendum day.
One box will be for the marketing
quota vote, which will show whether
the growers want marketing quotas
for another year,, another three years
or not at all.
The other box will collect votes on
the 10-cent-per-acre self-assessment
for Tobacco Associates.
In both referendums, a two-thirds
majority of the growers voting is
needed to approve quotas and the as
J. Henry Vaughan of Elm City,
chairman of Tobacco Associates' board
of directors explained that a grower
“is any person who has an interest
as owner, tenant, or sharecropper in
co.” However, Vaughan stressed “no
producer is entitled to more than one
vote even though he may have been
engaged in production of tobacco in
two or more communities, counties, or
Linda Downum Will
Attend Duke Meeting 1
Miss Linda Downum, daughter of
Dr. and. Mrs. A. F. Downum, last week
wag selected at a meeting of young
people’s classes at the (Methodist
, Church School to represent the group
i at a conference to be held at Duke
University August 24-28.
i The purpose of the conference is to
■ study work and activities of the
. Methodist Youth Fellowship.