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VSne XX .—Number 2.
Methodists To Stage
Unique Campaign To
Add New Members
Pastors Exchange Pul
i>its With South Caro
lina In April
The Rev. E. B. Edwards, pastor of
the Methodist Church announces a
very important service next Sunday
morning, when a very unique evange
listic campaign will be presented to
The campaign is scheduled to reach
it* height during April, when minis
ters from South Carolina will preach
in the pulpits of the North Carolina
Conference, and the North Carolina
preachers will fill pulpits in South
At Sunday’s service committees w’ll
be named in the local church to help
in this work, which will include con
tacting non-church members as well
as Methodist's who hold their member
Mr. Edwards appeals to all members
of the church to make a special ef
fort to attend Sunday morning’s ser
Budget Os General
ize Figures at Meet
Starting on the second half of the
fiscal year, Chowan County Commis
sioners at their meeting Monday
morning scrutinized the budget for
the general fund. County accountant
E. W. Spires prepared a balance sheet
of the budget which was given to
While a little over half of the ap
propriations had been spent during the
Jjirst six months, the Commissioners
pointed out that some of the expendi
tures will be leas during the last half
of the year, so that they feel reason
ably sure the budget'will hold out.
The general fund appropriation was
$58,600, of which $33,372.51 has al
ready been spent, leaving a balance
of $25,227.49 for the remaining six
months in the fiscal year. Only one
of the items in the budget has been
overspent, that being the amount ap
propriated for holding elections. For
this item, $1,200 was set up in the
budget, but $2,017.82 was spent, put
ting this item in the red $817.82.
Speaks To Growers
Harold Nau Discusses
Possibility of Nema
A tobacco growers’ meeting was
held at the Edertton Court House on
Tuesday night of last week. Tobacco
Specialist Harold Nau conducted the
discussion giving growers the latest
information on many practices to be
used in better tobacco production. Mr.'
Nau discussed very thoroughly the
nematode problem encountered by
growers in other tobacco counties and
urged growers in Chowan Courtly to
be on the look-out for this trouble. At
the present time there does not appear
to be much nematode in Chowan Coun
ty fields and Mr. Nau pointed out
.that severe losses from this disease
may jpossibly be avoided if fumigated
tobacco beds are used, tobacco crops
rotated properly, and tobacco roots
turned up on top of the soil as soor.
(Continued on Page Six)
Tax Collections In
December Very Good
December Was a good tax collection
month for Sheriff J. A. Bunch who re
ported to the County Commissioners
Monday morning that during the
Total 1982 taxes collected to date,
according to Sheriff Bunch, amount
St. Paul’s Auxiliary
Will Meet Today
The Woman’s 'Auxiliary of St. (Paul’s
r Episcopal Church will hold its regular
meeting this (Thursday) afternoon at
>4 o’clock in the Parish House.
AH member* are urged to be pres
ent tit a matter of interest to all
membstri -will be discussed. The
gram alao will be especially inter
esting since the )6athedral Colored
Film will be shown.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
|_ Reminder _J
Edenton citizens are reminded
that in accordance with a motion
passed at the December meeting
of Town Council, anyone wishing
to present a petition or other
business to the Council rihall be
required to inform Town Clerk
Ernest Ward, Jr, of their inten
tions no later than noon on the
Saturday preceding the Council
meeting on Tuesday.
This will enable the Clerk to
prepare an agenda for presenta
tion to the members of the Coun
cil prior to their meeting time.
Officers Installed For
Local Bed Men Tribe
C. C. Wiggins Succeeds
’ Henry Allen Bunch
Officers for Chowan Tribe, No. 12,
Improved Order of Red Men, were
installed at the tribe’s meeting Mon
day night. The installation was con
ducted by Jack Barrow, deputy Great
Sachem for the tribe, and included the
Sachem, C. C. Wiggins; senior sag
amore, L. 0. Copeland; junior saga
more, Walter Bond; prophet, Henry
Allen Bunch; collector of wampum,
Raleigh Hollowell; keeper of wampum,
W. M. Rhoades; chief of records, J.
Edwin Bufflap; keeper of wigwam,
W. Jim Daniels; trustee for three
years, Erie Haste; first sannop, John
Oliver, Jr.; second s annop, Carl Keet
er; warriors, Elbert Pierce, Albert
Phelps, J. H. Pierce and C. Delenas
Sawyer; braves, Wilford Turner, Le
roy Skinner, John Lee Spruill and B.
L. Knox; guard of the wigwam, Hen
ry Rogerson; guard of the forest, Jack
In Chowan Forges
Ahead During 1952
71 New Cooperators Re
6,000 Acres of Land
Conservation farming pushed ahead
in Chowan County during 1952 at a
faster rate than ever before, R. C..
Jordan, Soil Conservationist of the
Soil Conservation Service, reports.
As of December 31, a total of 71
new ’cooperators representing 6.004
acres of land, had joined the soil con
servation district program during
1952, as compared with 55 farmers
and 5,473 acres in 11951.
On a percentage basis, 29 per cent
more Chowan farmers started conser
vation farming in the district program
last year than in the previous year.
This represents an all-time high. In
addition, the Soil Conservation Ser
vice has assisted thirteen PMA par
ticipants in planning permanent-type
soil conservation practices on their
One of the factors in the increased
number of district oooperators has
been the new system of progressive
planning, set up in the Albemarle
Soil Conservation District, with the
approval of the board of supervision,
of which Lloyd IC. Bunch is Chair
This new system enables a fanner 1
to start the initial phase of a soil con
servation district program immediately
with one or two practices and go on
from there to the advanced stage and
finally the basic stage of farm plan
ning in which a soil and water con
servation program is developed for his
'Another factor which is expected to
have an increasing effect in speeding
.up conservation work on the land is
the recent realignment of SOS per
sonnel. The former district conserva
tionists have been replaced by a small
er number of area conservationists
(Continued on Page seven)
Junior Gass Presents
Play Thursday Night
Thuraday night of next week, Janu
ary 15, the junior class of the iJden
ton Junior-Senior High School will
present a three-act comedy. “Every
body’s Getting Married.” The enter
tainment will be .staged in the Ele
mentary School auditoriuih, starting
at 8 o’clock.
The comedy will provide an even
ing of delightful entertainment, and
a large crowd is anticipated.
Those taking part will be Clifford
Overman, Larry Lowe, Christine
Brown, Edna Boswell, Tommy Wood,
. Hazel Elliott, Chrystal Haste, Barbara
Dai!,' Libby Small, Marjorie Webb,
Shirley Winslow, Billy Boyce, Ralph
Hall and Sharon Lupbon.
Edenton, Chowan County, NorttiCarolma,Thursday, January 8, 1953.
Eisenhower Urges Nation *
Support March of Dimes
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President-elect Eisenhower meets 1953 March of Dimes Poster
Girls Pamela (left) and Patricia O'Neil, of Raleigh, N. C.
. NEW YORK ClTY—President
elect Dwight D. Eisenhower called
on the American public to support
the 1953 March of Dimes being
conducted throughout the nation
during all of January.
He joined in the annual appeal
after meeting the two Raleigh,
N.C., sisters who are pictured on
the 1953 March of Dimes poster.
They are Patricia, 6, and five
year-old Pamela O’Neil, both of
whom were stricken with polio
but nmr are recovered completely.
“It’S hard to believe that these
are the same little girls whose:
pictures are on the March of|
Dimes poster,” he noted. “Now,
Bond Sales Total
Chairman A. B. Harless
Os 1952 Program
Sale of Series E and H United
States Defense Bonds in Chowan
County for the month of November,
1952, totaled $4,875.00. This sales
announcement is made by County De
fense Bonds Chairman A. B. Harless,
based on the monthly sales report
from Allison James, State Director of
the U. S. Savings Bonds Division in
The total figures for N< rth Caro
lina’s 100 counties were as follows:
Series E and Series H (combined)
$2,695,825.00; Series J Bonds $38,-
178.00; Series K Bonds $284,500.00;
Chairman Harless stated that, ac
cording to requests received by the
; State Office for Christmas folders for
Defense Bonds, more business and in
dustrial firms are giving bonuses in
Defense Bonds than at any time since
the end of World War 11. These at
tractive gift folders are available with
out charge at all banks so long as the
1 supply lasts.
Chairman Harless also expressed his
personal appreciation to the many in
dividuals and organizations in Chowan
County who have contributed ,to the
success of the Defense Bonds pro
gram during 1952. “With your con
tinued support,” said Chairman Har
less, “Chowan County will continue
to carry its part of this important de
MOVE TO CHAPEL HILL
Mr. and Mrs. Charles !P. Wales, Jr.,
left Edenton Wednesday to make their
home in Chapel 'Hill Mr. Wales has
accepted a position as salesman for a
text hook publishing house and his
•territory will cover the entire state
of North Carolina.
County Commissioners Complimented On
Present Conditions At Chowan County Jail
'With frequent criticism aimed'
at the Chowan County Commisdon
era by Grand Juries, the Com.
missioners were delighted at their
meeting Monday iporning when
Chairman W. W. Byrum read a
letter recently received from T. A.
Early, inspector of correctional
‘*l have just completed an in
spection of the Chowan County
jail,” wrote Mr. Early, “and it is
a real pleasure to report to you
the changes which were found
there and the improvements over
those found during my first in
spection two and a half years
“The interior can hardly be rec
ognized as the same place. About
everything that could be done to
improve conditions hud been done.
A good paint job throughout has
they’re completely recovered from
polio, thanks to the generosity of
the American people.”
He urged all Americans “to
help the others like them by join
ing the March of Dimes.”
Later, he joined the poster
girls in making a short film which
is being shown by television sta
tions throughout the nation.
This year’s March Os Dimes
follows the all-time record polio
epidemic of 1952 in which more
than 55,000 were stricken. At the 1,
beginning of 1953, there were
i 58,000 polio victims of former
years still undergoing treatment,
j with financial help from local [
March of Dimes chapters. ,
Public Invited To See
Base Manger Scene
Tonight From 7 To 9
Station Ts Allowed Open
7i to 9 O’clock By Com
-4 manding Officer
j \ ——
neopie of Edenton and the sur
rounding area are invited to visit the
Christmas manger scene next to the
Station Chapel at the Marine Air Sta
tion. At the invitation of the Com- i
manding Officer, the station will be
opened to the public for this pur- I
pose tonight (Thursday), from 7 until
9 o’clock. The station is on Highway
32 three miles west of Edenton.
The Christmas mange- a com
plete scene painted by a Marine artist
The individual figures are life-size.
Traditional carols broadcast over a
public address system form an ap
propriate musical background.
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Edenton High School’s basketball
teams were scheduled to meet the
Chowan High School aggregations in 1
the Edenton gymnasium Tuesday (
night, but the games were forced to 1
Refinishing of the floor in the
gymnasium caused the postponement. :
The 'Chowan teams defeated the Eden- :
ton outfits before Christmas, the Aces
losing 31-27 and the girls 52-27.
Both boys’ and girls’ teams are
scheduled to play in Roanoke Rapids '
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
'n the Parish House. The Rotarians
called off meetings the last two
weeks due to the holidays, so that
Pres'dent W. T. Harry is especially
anxious to have all Rotarians present
been completed. The old hot blast
coal stove has been removed and
replaced with a modern oil circu
lator with gravity flow feed and
outside storage tank. The new
stove enables Jailer (Herman
White to keep a uniform tempera
ture without the hazard and filth
caused by the old coal stove.
“The building is old and not all
that might be desired, but it is
now in the best shape possible.
(Cement walkways to ihe jailer’s
residence and around the jail en
trance eliminates the tracking in
of so much Sand. The jailer’s
quarters have been |pdecorated
and an oil stove installed. Mr.
and Mrs. White are quite pleased
with the improvements and I am
sure you and your fellow Commis
sioners can feel that a much need
ed job has been well done.”
| Sworn In Office |
Officials for Chowan County
who were elected in the November
election took the oath of office
Monday with the oath adminis
tered by Clerk of Court E. W.
After the County Commission
ers were sworn in, West Byrum,
in lightning-like speed, was re
elected Chairman before he -had
an opportunity to express opposi
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For Lions Convention
Over 500 Expected to At
tend Sessions In Rocky
Mount Jan. 19 and 20
A. E. Jenkins, president of the
Edenton Lions Club, announced to the
members of the club at its regular
meeting Monday night that arrange
ments have been completed for the
annual midwinter convention of Dis
tricts 31-E and 31-F to be held in
' Rocky Mount Monday and Tuesday, |
January 19 and 20.
Headquarters for the convention will!
be at the New Ricks Hotel and more
than 500 Lions and Lionesses from
Eastern Carolina are expected.
The convention gets under way
Monday afternoon with registration
(beginning at 2 P. M., and the first
i feature comes Monday evening at 7:30
j with a fellowship hour honoring Dis-
I trict Governors W. Paul Lyman of
| Raleigh and W. J. Dunn of Washing
The program for Tuesday will be as
10 A. M.—. Business session.
Noon Luncheon honoring Key
1:30 P. M. —Special fashion show
3:30 P. M.—Mammoth Street Pa
7:30 P. M.—Banqu'et honoring Di
rector General R. Roy Keaton of
President Jenkins requested that a
large number attend from the Eden- i
ton Lions Club.
Installed Friday Nighti
Mrs. Martha Crummey!
Now Pocahontas For
Officers for Chowanok-e Council, No. |
54, Degree of Pocahontas, were in-1
stalled at Friday night’s meeting with I
Mrs. W. 0. White, deputy Pocahontas |
for the Council, officiating.
The officers installed were as fol- J
lows: Pocahontas, Mrs. Martha 'Crum
mey; prophetess, Mrs. Beulah Cale;
Wenona, Mrs. Virginia Barfield; Pow
hatan, A. S. Hollowell; keeper of rec
ords, Mrs. Mary Harmatuk; collector
of wampum, Mrs. Naomi Copeland;
keeper of wampum, Miss Dorothy
Bufflap; first scout, Mns. Hilda Bass;
second scout, Mrs. Edith Bufflap; first
runner, Mrs. Elsie Lee; second runner,
Mrs. Bommie White; warriors, Mrs.
Myrtle Tynch, Mrs. Erma Allsbrook,
Mrs. Mamie Parker and Mrs. Margaret
'Phthisic; first councilor, J. Edwin
Bufflap; second councilor, W. M.
Rhoades; guard of tepee, Mrs. Vira
White; guard of forest, Mrs. Ida
Mrs. Crummey, the new Pocahontas,
announced the following appoint
Auditing Committee—Mrs. Vira
White, Mrs. Naomi Copeland, Mrs.
Virginia Oliver and Miss Dorothy
Entertainment Committee Mrs.
Edith Bufflap and Mrs. Beulah Cale.
Public Relations and Scholarship
Committee—Mrs. Bommie White, Mrs.
E. J. Pruden and J. E. Bufflap.
Ways and Means Committee—Mrs.
Elsie Lee, Mrs. E. J. Pruden and Mrs.
Delinouent Membership Committee
—'Mrs. Vira White and Mrs. Margaret
Decorating Committee —'Mrs. Vir
ginia Oliver and Mrs. Hilda Bass.
'Social 'Committee—Miss Dorothy
Bufflap. Mrs. Bommie White and Mrs.
CHOWAN REPRESENTED AT
West 'Byrum, Chairman of the
County Commissioners, and Clerk of
Court E. W. Spires are planning to
attend a meeting of the North Caro
lina County Commissioners Associa
tion in Chapel Hill Tuesday and Wed
nesday of next week.
The meeting was arranged by the
Institute of Government and will deal
with important and timely phases of
At Meeting Monday
26 Concerns Represent
ed In Response to Let
ter Sent Out
Realizing the need for some sort
of organization since the Chamber of
Commerce gradually went out of ex
istence, 26 Edenton business concerns
were represented Monday night at a
f meeting held in the Court House in
answer to a letter sent out last week
by Jesse Harrell asking for an opinion
relative to forming an organization
With Mr. Harrell presiding over the
meeting, a considerable amount of
enthusiasm prevailed reflecting a de
sire on the part of those present to
form an organization to handle prob
lems which arise affecting merchants
as a whole.
As the result of the meeting a mer
chants committer was formed, which
includes Jesse Harrell as chairman,
IL. T. Dunbar, W. T. Harry, G. M.
! Byrum, Mrs. Laura Harrell, M. A.
Hughes, J. L. Chestnutt, Raymond
Mansfield. Ernest Kehayes, W. J.
Yates and L. H. Haskett. This group
will consider problems which arise
from time to time and affect mer
chants as a whole.
It was decided that each concern
which is a member of the organiza
tion shall pay $2.00 per year as dues,
which will be used for incidental ex
A majority of all business repre
sented at Monday night’s meeting
voted, effective January 14, to close
each Wednesday at noon for half day
holiday. This did not include grocery
stores which previously entered into
an agreement to close every Wednes
day at 1 o’clock during the year ex
cept December. It was voted, how
ever, that when a holiday is observed
by the merchants, stores will remain
open all day Wednesday in the week
the holiday is observed.
It is the aim of the committee to
secure at least 50 merchants to co
operate, so that various concerns not
, already members will be solicited.
Edenton Girl Wins
| State 4-H Honor
i Linelle B. Small Is 1952
Winner In Frozen
j Linelle B. Small, daughter of Mr.
I and Mrs. J. B. Small of Edenton, was
11952 State winner in frozen foods, on
jthe 4-H awards program for Negro
; 1 4-H Club members,
Linelle, who is 20 years old and a
(junior at Hampton Institute, has
done 4-H Club work since she was
10 years old. During this time she
completed project® on canning, poul
try, room improvement, food prepara
■ tion, and frozen foods. During this
period Linelle represented the county
■ at district contests, attended Wildlife
Camp and 4-H 'Club Week in Greens
boro. Besides being an active 4-H
, Club member, she is active in Sunday
. School, church work, community ac
, tivities and in school. 'She is a mem
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Old Age Assistance
‘ Payments Total $3,559
, During December 140 persons in
• Chowan County received a total of
$3,559 byway of old age assistance.
i In the same period 12 aid to dependent
. children cases received $386, eight
• cases of aid to permanently and to
tally disabled persons received $259
. and 13 aid to blind cases received $471.
According to Mrs. J. H. McMullan,
p superintendent, $72.89 was used in
. four general assistance cases and other
financial assistance included eight
. cases hospitalized in the county. $493.-
. 50 and two cases hospitalized outside
the county, $32.60.
p Service cases included one adult
: parolee under supervision and two
received veterans rehabilitation in co
. operation with the Department of
Public Welfare. One person received
7 free eye examination through the N.
, C. State Commission for the Blind,
five child labor certificates were is
sued and 11 children received individ
Anthony Gosser Retires
r After 30 Years In Navy
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gosser and
- son, Johnny, have returned to their
- home in the Rocky Hock section after
living at Bainbridge, Maryland, for
3 the past 16 months.
1 Mr. Gosser has juSt retired from
f the U. S. Navy after 30 years of ser