The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, January 08, 1953, Image 1
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 congregation. 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 Carolina. 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 ship elsewhere. Mr. Edwards appeals to all members of the church to make a special ef fort to attend Sunday morning’s ser vict. Budget Os General Fund Satisfactory Commissioners Scrutin ize Figures at Meet ing Monday • ■■■" 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 each Commissioner. 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. Tobacco Specialist Speaks To Growers Harold Nau Discusses Possibility of Nema tode Problem 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 to $40,117.64. Total 1982 taxes collected to date, according to Sheriff Bunch, amount to $91,312.90. 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 - t |_ 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 As Sachem 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 following: 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 Barrow. Farm Conservation In Chowan Forges Ahead During 1952 71 New Cooperators Re ported Representing 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 farms. 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 man. 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 entire farm. '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 ||Pwy| HJoek -■ % 1 11 w® 1 President-elect Eisenhower meets 1953 March of Dimes Poster Girls Pamela (left) and Patricia O'Neil, of Raleigh, N. C. I k r . 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, l » Chowan’s Defense Bond Sales Total $4,D75 InNovember Chairman A. B. Harless Appreciates Support 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 Greensboro. 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; totaling $3,018,503.00. 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 fense program.” 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 institutions.' ‘*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 ago. “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. — —— i Basketball Gaines Postponed Monday 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 be abandoned. 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 ' Friday night. 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 today. 1 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. Spires. 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 tion. . vwvwwv*. - v. evwwv* Arrangements Made 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 'ton. The program for Tuesday will be as follows: 10 A. M.—. Business session. Noon Luncheon honoring Key Members. 1:30 P. M. —Special fashion show for Lionesses. 3:30 P. M.—Mammoth Street Pa rade. 7:30 P. M.—Banqu'et honoring Di rector General R. Roy Keaton of Chicago. President Jenkins requested that a large number attend from the Eden- i ton Lions Club. Pocahontas Officers: Installed Friday Nighti Mrs. Martha Crummey! Now Pocahontas For Council 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 Tynch. Mrs. Crummey, the new Pocahontas, announced the following appoint ments : Auditing Committee—Mrs. Vira White, Mrs. Naomi Copeland, Mrs. Virginia Oliver and Miss Dorothy 'Bufflap. 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. Beulah Cale. Delinouent Membership Committee —'Mrs. Vira White and Mrs. Margaret Phthisic. Decorating Committee —'Mrs. Vir ginia Oliver and Mrs. Hilda Bass. 'Social 'Committee—Miss Dorothy Bufflap. Mrs. Bommie White and Mrs. Mary Harmatuk. CHOWAN REPRESENTED AT COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING 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 county government. C° Jr Year. Merchants Form Organization 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 by merchants. 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 penses. 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 Foods 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) i —— 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 ual service. 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 vice.