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The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, December 04, 1952, Image 1

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\Santa Claus Coming To Edenton Next Friday Afternoon B THE CHOWAN HERAfb B Volume XlX.—Number 48. Training For Driving Starts In Edenton % School Next Month < 15 Students Have Al ready Enrolled and More Expected PERRY REPORTS Car Loaned By Chas. H. Jenkins Motor Com pany •Ben Perry, who recently attended a school for driver training instructors at East Carolina College, announced Monday night at the regular Lions Club meeting that driver training courses will begin at the Edenton Junior-JSenior High 'School in Janu ary. Mr. Perry stated that 15 stu dents had already enrolled and more are expected daily. Each student will receive 36 hours of classroom instruc tions and 18 hours of automobile in struction. Twelve of these hours will be spent in observation and the re maining six hours _in actual behind the wheel driving. Charles H. Jen kins Motor Company is furnishing the dual control automobile for the course. President A. E. Jenkins announced that the annual Midwinter Convention for Districts 31E and 3IF will be held in Rocky Mount on January 19 and 20. The Edenton High School Band will represent the Edenton Lions Club at the Convention. Thomas E. Francis was the guest cf Tt. W. Leary, Jr. Forest Ranger F.V. White Distributing Timely Book Covers Points Out Importance Os Protecting Tiny Young Trees Chowan County Forest 'Ranger Frank V. White is making short talks on fire prevention in connection with his current program of distributing book covers to the sixth grade stu dents of the county schools. These book covers, furnished by the Depart ment of Conservation and Develop ment, emphasize the importance of care in the use of fire. “Os course, everybody is interested in the damage wild fire does to our woodland,” Coun ty Ranger White said, ‘‘but experi ence has shown that sixth grade stu dents are especially receptive to our hook covers and their important mes sage.” County Ranger White is also dis tributing the first porter in “The little Tree” series to stores and busi ness establishments through Chowan County. Colorful and descriptive, the “Little Tree” series tells a picture story of the significance of tiny seed lings, nature's source of future tim ber. “We hear a lot about fires that destroy merchantable timber,” County Ranger White said, “such fires are destructive, but people should also remember that it doesn't take a very hot fire to kill tiny pine trees, and when you burn up the seedlings you destroy tomorrow’s sawtogs." Parent-Teacher / Meet Next Tuesday Night i Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Assooia tion will meet next Tuesday night, December 9 in the Edenton Elemen tary I School auditorium. Mrs. Laura Ferguson’s third grade pupils will pre sent a Christmas play, “Why the Chimes Rang,” as a feature of the meeting. AH members are especially urged to attepd. ROTARY CLUB MEETS TODAY Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet today (Thursday) in the Parish House at 1 o’clock. At this meeting a com mittee is scheduled to release plans for the Rotary Christmas party, so ' that President W. T. Harry urges every Rotarian to be present. Last week’s Rotary meeting was called off due to the Thanksgiving holiday. GUIIJ> BOWES TUESDAY NIGHT The Wesleyan Service Guild of the 1 Edenton Methodist Church will meet iftaesday night, December 9, at 8 US Hfe. “Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 4,1952. |_j9s3 Tax ListersJ At their meeting Monday morn ing the Chowan County Commis sioners approved the {tax listers for Chowan Connty for 1953. The tax listers, appointed by Mrs. P. S. McMullan, connty tax supervis or, will be: First Township—Mrs. Eloise B. Jordan and Mrs. Gene B. ICulli pher. Second Township Henry Bunch. Third Township—T. A. Berry man. Fourth Township Charlie Parker. Dr. R. S. GrSzardTo Be Principal Speaker At “M” Night Rally Annual Rally Scheduled! In Elizabeth City on Monday Night The well balanced program for the annual “M” Night rally of the Train ing Unions of the Chowan Baptist Association ig to be climaxed with the inspirational address by Dr. R. Stuart Grizzard, popular minister of the First Paptist Church in Norfolk. His subject is “That All May Learn.” Dr. Grizzard’s message will bring to a close the annual “M" Night meeting ’ held with the' "BlackwelT Memorial Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, Monday night, December Bth, at 7:30 o’clock. Other features of the interesting and helpful program are a screen projction ‘Learn From Me,” special music by the Youth Choir of the First Baptist Church of Elizabeth City and a demonstration conducted by Miss Jennie Lou Newbold, educational di rector of the First Baptist Church in Elizabeth City. Miss Carol Jean Biz zell, minister of music at the Black well Memorial Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, will lead the singing and J. C. Newbold, Training Union director of the Blackwell Memorial Church, will conduct the period of devotion. During the* period of roll call and recognition, the attendance banner will be awarded to the training union hav ing the largest percentage of its en rolled members present. However, it is the desire of all concerned to have non-members of the training union at tend. With this in mind a special in vitation is extended to non-members and the members of churches without training union work. Herbert Peele Dies From Heart Attack Popular Newspaperman Falls Dead Tuesday * Morning Friends in Edenton and Chowan : lOAunty were shocked Tuesday morning , to. learn that Herbert Peele, 70, flounder of the Elizabeth City Daily. Advance and Owner from 1911 to 1949, and owner of radio station WIGAI, dropped dead from a heart attack on Main Street in Elizabeth City about 8:15 o’clock as he was going to work at the radio station. , Mr. Peele was president of the North Carolina Press Association in , 1,946-47 and was very well and favor- j ahly known among the newspaper pro fession throughout the state. •Funeral services will be held Thurs day end the editor of The Herald has been named an honorary pallbearer to represent the North Carolina Press Association. I County Officers Will Have Long Holiday With Christmas falling on Thurs day this year, the Chowan County Commissioners on Monday agreed to allow county employees to enjoy a generous holiday. They voted to allow all county offices to close Thursday, Friday anti Satartaft tfcuaj providing four days to celebrate Christmas. < Overman Is Honored At Meeting Os Boy Scouters In Norfolk Is Given Silver Beaver Award For Work Among Boys Fifteen Scouters from the seven counties that make the East and West Albemarle Districts attended the recent annual meeting of the Tide water Council of the Boy Scouts of American in Norfolk. 'Following the impressive opening ceremony with music furnished by the Navy Band, Scout Executive Harold V. Pace made a report of the highlights of 1952. The report revealed that the Scout ing program is getting one out of six boys into the Cub Scouts, one out of four into Boy Scouts, and one out of seven into Explorer Scouts. 'He also reported that 79 per cent of the 227 units in the 'Council now have active i trained leaders. 'However, the big problem still remains in getting ade quate manpower. Three out of four boys want to be in the Scouts, but there are not enough units with good trained leaders to handle them. Group sessions of the six operating committees were held in order to out line plans and objectives for 1953. jAn overall increase of 10 per cent ! was set by most committees. Charles W. Overman, veteran Scout ! master for 11 years in 'Edenton, was awarded the highest award within the province of a local Boy iScout Council, the 'Silver Beaver award for distin guished service to boyhood. The Nat ional Executive 'Board of the Boy Scouts of America made the award as recognition of Mr. Overman’s note (Continued on Page Ten) Insurance Boosted On County Buildings \ Court House Raised to SIOO,OOO By County Commissioners Chowan County Commissioners at their meeting Monday boosted fire insurance on two of the county’s build ings, the ancient Court House and the County Home, and put all of the county’s fire insurance on a five-year payment plan. The Court House has been insured for $75,000, but this policy has been increased to SIOO,OOO. The county home fire insurance was raised from $6,750 to SIO,OOO. Other coverage on county buildings includes $6,000 on the jailer’s home and $5,000 on the jail. The insurance was given to Wood' & Berryman, local insurance agents. 1 PROBLEM OF EDENTON DROPPING FROM NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE NOW IN LAPS OF EDENTON SCHOOL TROSTEES Committee’s Findings Show Opinion Divided on i Proposition, But Majority In Favor of Joining Albemarle Conference Growing out of the recent meeting of the Edenton School Trustees, when a goodly number of citizens discussed Edenton school affairs, a committee on Tuesday night compiled its find ings regarding Edenton withdrawing from the Northeastern Conference to affiliate with the Albemarle Confer ence. The findings, which are pre ponderantly in favor of joining the Albemarle Conference, will be sub mitted to the school trustees for their consideration and final decision. The committee, which was appointed at the school trustees’ meeting, was instructed to study the situation, poll public sentiment and submit a recom mendation. The committee is compos ed of C. W. Overman, Gerald James, George Twiddy, Bill Cozart and J. Ed win Bufflap. The committee last week met with Coadhes George Thompson and Ben Perry to seriously consider the pro posed changes from all angles, with the | meeting taking up about three hours. Members of the committee re ported that fromtheSr investigation by far majority favored Edenton par ticipating in the Albemarle Confer ence. One of the paramount reasons fbr the change a* expressed was that Edentoh'cannot compete with the lar ger sdhools such as Kindton, New Bam, Roanoke Raipids, Washington, Greenville and Elizabeth City due to W.T. Harry Given Highway Safety Award In Raleigh Honored For Loaning Car For School Educa tion Program W. T. Harry of B. B. H. Motor Com pany, Inc., received the “1952 High way Safety Award,” presented by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association in Raleigh on Wednesday, December 3. The presentation took place at a special luncheon given by the Asso ciation in honor of Mr. Harry and the other Tar Heel dealers who have loaned new cars free of charge to high schools for use in the driver education program. IMr. Harry has loaned a car to Chowan High School for four years. Governor-elect William B. Umstead paid tribute to the dealers receiving the award. Dr. Charles F. Carroll, Superintendent of Public Instruction, made the presentation on behalf of NICA'DA, the National Automobile Dealers Association, and the Inter-' Industry Highway Safety Commit tee. In addition to remarks by Umstead and the presentation, the program in cluded a talk by Audrey H. Ward, who is one of the outstanding inspira tional speakers in the South. Ward spoke on the subject, “Human Rela tions.” Members of the Council of State of North Carolina, zone managers rep resenting manufacturers who have ar ranged for above-suota cars, and offi cials from the various finance organi zations attended. T. A. Williams of Greensboro, chair man of the NCADA Highway Safety Committee presided at the luncheon which honored more than 100 dealers throughout the State. Musons Will Elect New Officers Tonight Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., will hold a stated communica tion tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the Court House. This will be a very important meeting in that new officers for the year 1953 will be elected. W. A. Harrell, master of the lodge, urges as many members as possible to be present and take part in the elec tion. County Gets $6,856.36 i From Beer-Wine Taxes West Byrum, chairman of the Coun ty Commissioners, reported Monday that he had received and deposited to the credit of the county, a check for 86,856.36. The check was the coun ' ty’s pro-ratio share of beer and wine taxes from October 1 to September 30. lack of manpower. It was pointed ; out that the Northeastern Conference ' Schools have many more students from which to select athletic teams, making it almost impossible for Edenton to make a bid as conference winners. Members of the committee pointed out that while a change to the Albe marle Conference did not mean that Edenton will be able to run rough shod over Hie teams in the conference, but that the strength of the various teams is more evenly matched and over a period of years Edenton should be able to develop a conference cham pion more often than in the North eastern Circuit. It was also the opinion of tnany that to be a more ' frequent winner in the Albemarle Con- < ference i s more to be desired’ than an 1 occasional victory in the Northeastern i Conference. > . . j Os course, some people' interested in < the change point out some advantges by remaining in the Northeastern loop, 1 in that competition is stronger and that heretofore the conference was more stable. It was stated that in the Albemarle Conference it occasionally happens that when a good football ' team is developed a town will remain in the conference, but with a weak team it will withdraw for that year. Too, it is pointed out that facilities , are better in the Northeastern Con (Continued on Page seven) Stage Is Now All Set For Christmas Party On Friday Afternoon | Silver Beaver | IB MV* i * ™ a /jj| I I B C. W. OVERMAN At the annual meeting of the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America, held in Norfolk, C. W. Overman was awarded the Silver Beaver for his outstanding work among boys. N. C. Auto Plates For 1953 Now On Sale Current Plates Will Not Be Valid After Mid night Jan. 31 Registration officials of the Depart ment of Motor Vehicles watched the last of 1,275,000 license renewal cards hit the mail Saturday. The cards should have reached their owners by December 1 the Department estimated On that date 1953 plates went on sale throughout the state and the re j newal cards are necessary to purchase la tag. Owners who fail to receive a card are asked to contact the Depart ment of Motor Vehicles and request one. Next year’s color scheme will be black with orange numerals and let ters. The 1953 plate will have a tiny slot cut into the lower right hand corner. Officials explain it was put there so that a date tab, like those used during World War 11, may be attached to the plate in the event of a steel shortage or other emergency. Current plates are valid until mid night January 31, 1953, but officials* urge owners to buy early and avoid the usual last minute rush. Truck and trailer owners again will be ask ed to check their vehicle’s body type, tank capacity and fuel used. This in formation is requested for the Depart ment of Defense, which seeks a relia ble estimate of the nation’s total motor transport capabilities. 'New plates in this section may be purchased at the branch office of the Carolina Motor Club on East Water Street, of which Miss Goldie Layton is branch manager. Trees Available For Reforestation, Application Blanks Now In Hands Forest Rang er Frank V. White County Forest Ranger Frank V. White says that it is time no*w to or der trees for reforestation and that he has application blanks for forest tree seedlings which can be obtained from tihe North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development. The species of trees available and the price for 100 delivered are as fol lows: Loblolly pine, $3.00; longleaf pine, $3.00; ghortleaf pine, % $3.00; slash pine, $3.00; white pine, $8.50; red cedar, one year, $53.50; red cedar, two years, $4.50; yellow poplar, $3.00; black locurt, $3.00; black walnut, $10.50. Mr. White urges anyone who de sires to purchase trees to contact him at once. S2.OOTPer YearT Local Stores Will Re main Open Until 7 O’clock PARADE ABOUT 3:30 Santa Claus Will Greet Children on the Court House Green According to Mrs. Percy Smith, chairman of the Christmas Party sponsored by the Edenton Business and Profess ; onal Women’s Club, plans have been completr’d for the annual affair staged for the benefit of the children of this community. The party will be held Friday afternoon, starting shortly after 3:30 o’clock, when Santa Claus will arrive by bus and whisked out to Hicks Field, where he will mount a specially built float and lead the parade down Broad Street to Wa ter, going east on Water Street, where he will speak to the children and gifts will be distributed to both white and colored children. White children will use one of the streets running along the Court House Green and colored children will use the oth er. Members of the local National Guard unit will help in distributing bags to white children and members of the Junior Colored Woman’s Club will help among the colored chil dren. Floats and those who will partici , I pate in the parade are asked to as semble at Hicks Field by 3 o'clock in order for the parade to move as soon as Santa Claus arrives. Mrs. Smith announced that mer chants will remain open until 7 o’clock Friday night in order to provide an opportunity for parents and children i to visit the stores and look over the many items of seasonable merchan dise. Many of the merchants will give away a prize during the holidays which will go to lucky persons who register in the stores. Drawings will take place Wednesday, December 24 and the winners will be posted in the windows of stores cooperating. It will not be necessary, therefore, for win ners to be present at the drawings. Gifts to be given away will be on dis play in the store windows Friday af ternoon and everybody is urged to reg ister. Stores will also compete for the best decorated window during the Christmas season. Judges will an nounce the winner on Monday, De cember 15. Stores cooperating in the Christmas party are as follows: Western Auto Associate Store, Campen’s Jewelers, Edenton Furniture Company, The Betty Shoppe, Cuth rell’s Department Store, Quinn Furni ture Company, Hobowsky’s Depart ment Store. Byrunj Hardware Com pany, Ralph E. Parrish, Harrell & Leary, Leggett & Davis Drug Store, Badham Bros., Tots & Teens, Pres ton’s, Elliott Company, Belk-Tyler’s, Rose’s 5 & 10c Store, Malone’s 5 & 10c Store, Mitchener’s 'Pharmacy, Bell’s Goodyear 'Store, Layton’s Flow er Shop, Forehand Jewelers and Lula .White’s Flower Shop. Tht affair is expected to attract a large crowd of parents and children and will officially start the Christ mas season. Overman Attending Chicago Convention County Agent C. W. Overman left Edenton Thursday of last week for Chicago, where he is attending the animal convention of the National IGounty Agents Association. Mr. Overman is expected to return home today (Thursday). Pocahontas Nominates Officers Friday Night Chowanobe Council, No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night in the Red Men Hall at 8 o’clock. One of the items of business will be the nomination of new officers for the six-month term, so that Mrs. Beulah Cale, Pocahontas, urges every mem ber to attend. After the business meeting refresh ments will be served by Mrs. Myrtle Tynch. COMEDY TONIGHT AT CHOWAN HIGH SCHOOL The Senior Glass of Chowan High School will present a three-act comedy, “The Absent-minded Professor,’* by James C. Parker, toriigiht (Thursday) at 8 o’clock. i The entertainment is expected to attract a capacity house.

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