|Bt these columns will be j§9Bn<f a fair presentation 9% local and county news ■4ft general interest. Volume I. —Number 2. mm OF EDUCATION El MEETING MONDAY lines To Postpone Opening of Gum Pond School Board of Education met Mon torning in the office of Super ent W. J. Taylor in the Citi zens Bank building. Members pres ent were Chairman Thomas S. El liott, S. E. Morris, L. W. Belch and W. D, Welch. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and approved as well a3 the report of George Hoskins, county treasurer. The Board heard the report of the Gum Pond committee relative to opening their school on October 1 rather than on September 10. The Board and committee, however, agreed to open the school at the regular time, September 10, in order that this school could be included in the report to be made in applying for additional teachers in the Cho wan /unit after the first two weeks of application for extra teachejs will be based upon average attemfepce. Thew&oard offered the suggestion that the school could be run on a daily schedule beginning at 8 o’clock, thus enabling pupils to be dismissed at 2 olclock. The committee thinks this benefit school patrons in harvesting their crop. It was moved and seconded that the publication of the minutes of the monthly meeting be discontinued. John Darden was awarded the con tract to paint White Oak and Center Hill colored schools for SIOO. Three new committeemen were ap pointed by the Board, as follows: E. G. Blanchard to serve on the Cho wan school committee; John Layden on the Beech Fork school committee, and Jesse Bunch to serve on the Cen ter Hill school committee. Superintendent W. J. Taylor was asked to have state officers inspect *he Chowan heating plant. Ernest L. White Buys Bay View Barber Shop A change in barber shop owner ship was consummated in Edenton Wednesday morning when Ernest L. White bought the Bay View Barber Shop which has been operated the past 16 years by Pugh Roberson. Mr. White for the past four years operated a barber shop in the Hinton Hotel building and prior to that time worked for S. C. Mills. He has been in the barbering business for nine years. The Bay View Barber Shop was just recently moved to the building next to the Western Union office Mr. White seeks the patronage of his old customers as well as Bay View patrons in his new location. Mr. White took charge of the Bay View Barber Shop Wednesday morn ing. Value Os County Bonds Has Increased To $97 Citizens of Chowan county should be gratified to know that the value of bounty bonds have increased. A year ago the bonds sold for a round $50.00, but at the present they have jumped to between $96.00 and $ .0J asd are reported to be hard to a lure at that price. •The reason given for the increased value of the bonds is the fact that the county has caught up with all back interest. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOLD MEETING MONDAY W $ Chowan county commissioners met in monthly session Monday morn ing, the meeting being carried over into*-»the 'afternoon until after 4 o’ciO- All of the commissioners'were pre sent, who 0:e: Julien Wood, A. D. Ward, W. H. Winbome, J. B. Webb, and A. C. Boyce. I WAS FIRST TO iLD SUBSCRIPTION iy subscriptions com ir and far, the Herald owledge the first sub rid for a year’3 sub jr. Campen was the hand over 75 cents lbscription at the re- VICES BEING HELD BAPTIST CHURCH ces are being held at it Church this week. Jt'fte pastoAKev. A. A. Butler, is be ■jgfl by Rev. Mr. Harrell of Services are held twice BHSioons at 3 o’clock and THE CHOWAN HERALD A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY CHOWAN HERALD INVITES VISITORS The publishers of the Chowan Herald are happy to have so many folks stop in the office to wish us well in the publishing of this new newspaper. Especially are we pleased to see the number of country folks calling around to get an idea of how a newspaper is printed. Generally visitors are not very much desired in a printing office but the Herald desires to be an exception to the rule. We like to have folks come in to see us and become better acquainted; we would like to see our office be made the headquarters for the country people when in town —a place where crops and other mat ters of interest may be discussed. So to that end we issue an invi tation to come into our office, and feel at home at any time. ■ 1 ■' ■" "JCT WORK STARTED ON MALARIAL CONTROL HERE THIS WEEK Total Appropriation For Mosquito Elimination For Chowan County Fixed at $6,600 A county-wide Malarial Control Project was gotten under way in Edenton 31onday morning. Fourteen men were employed on this job at the start but it is expected that at least 30 will be needed tr complete the work. For the present tie workers are cutting weeds in vacant lots, along ditches and anywhere that mosquitoes are likely to breed. A dusting pro cess with Paris Green has also been adopted. Drainage will also be start ed as soon as an engineer arrives, in an endeavor to stamp out the mosqui to pest. C. L. White, Jr., an engineer from the Public Health Department was sent here Monday to instruct workers in the use of the dusting machines. He will have general supervision over malaria control work here, as well as the malaria control project in Camden county. Workers will put in 30 hours per week and it is approximated that the project will require three months to complete. The total appropriation for the project is $6,600 for Chowan County. The own and county to fur nish material costing about $300.00. Sewerage Project Now About Half Finished The sewerage project in Edenton, which has up for a week due to lack of funds, was resumed Tuesday morning. It is estimated that 30 more men will be added to the pay roll due to resumption of work. The project at present is about 48 per cent completed and by the end of the week it is expected to reach the half-way mark. It is hoped that this project will bg finished by Christmas, which, however will depend upon the funds received from the Federal Em ergency Relief Administration. The hold up on this particular pro ject was due to a reduction of funds for the work, which became necessary when the allotment for the state from Federal sources was reduced. Annual Red Men Fish Fry September 17th At Monday night’s meeting of Chowan Tribe of Red Men it was definitely decided to hold the annual fish fry on Monday, September 17, at the Fair Grounds. It is planned to have an interest ing speaker for the occasion and lo cal Red Men are looking forward with interest to the occasion. The committee appointed to ar range for the affair is as follows: Joe Habit, T. J. Wilder, W. A. Mun den, W. J. Daniels, Harrison Spruill and J. Edwin Bufflap. An invitation will be sent to the Elizabeth City Red Men to attend. It is also ligely that the committee in charge will arrange a street dance to be held after the fish fry. CHOWAN FARMERS FINISHING UP HOG AND CORN CONTRACTS Chowan tobacco farmers having signed 100 per cent on the tobacco contract agreement, have received marketing cards and are now selling their tobacco. When these cards are checked and sent in farmers will re ceive the parity price of 12 1-2 per cent « to 21 cents per pound. TOWN COUNCIL TO MEET .jrafl Edenton. Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 6, 1934. GAME OF BURRO BALL PROPOSED TO ROTARY Mayor E. W. Spires Ex plains Game With Plenty Fun Mayor E. W. Spires will present to the Edenton Rotary Club at its meeting today in the Parish House a proposition presented to him to play a game of burro ball. This new game is played along similar lines as baseball, only a soft ball is used and the players ride on burros. The concern sponsoring the game furnishes twelve donkeys and also three men to handle the game, which lasts about one hour. There are a set of rules in con nection with the game, several of ! which follow: The team shall consist of nine players. All players shall be pro vided with burros, except the pitcher and catcher. The batter shall take his regular stand in the batter’s box, the same as he would in any other ball game. After hitting the ball or if the pitcher throws four balls he shall then mount his burro and proceed to ride to first base. If the ball is knocked to the out field, the fielder must catch the ball, if a fly bail, while mounted on his burro. If not in position to make the catch, he shall ride his burro with in three feet of the bail, get off his burro, get the ball, then again mount the burro before throwing the bail into the infield. He. can also ride the. burro to the infield and make the putout by throwing or handing the ball to the nearest player, and he shall touch the man out (touch the man, not the burro) unless it’s a force out. - After a ball has been hit by the batter the infielder is allowed to dis mount his burro to catch a ground ball, but must again mount his bur ro before making a throw. All fly balls must be caught while sitting on the burro excepting by the pitcher and catcher. If any fielder shall throw the ball while off his burro the runner shall be declared safe. At the time of going to press no information was available as to whether the Rotarians would put on a game, but it should furnish plenty of lughs should they decide to play a game. Methodists To Hold Quarterly Conference J. H. McCracken, presiding elder of the Elizabeth City district will be at the local Methodist church Sunday. The presiding elder will preach at the 11 o’clock service, and immediately after this service the fourth quarterly conference will be held. All members of the church and of ficers of the Sunday school are urged to remain for the conference. Edward J. Weber Dies Suddenly Saturday Edward J. Weber, 42, died sud denly at his home on Carteret street last Saturday afternoon about 4 o’clock. The cause of Mr. Weber’s death was cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Weber formerly was manager here for the Rose 5 and 10-cent store up until several months ago. Shortly after arriving in Edenton he affiliated with the local Methodist church and made a good citizen of the town. He is survived by his ycife and four children, Rosemary, 17; Edward, 15; Charles, 6, and Ruth Anne, 5. The body was sent to Jonesboro, Arkansas, for interment and the family will move from Edenton to make their home in Arkansas. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ORDER PAYMENT OF BOND COUPONS The county commissioners at their meeting Monday ordered the payment of county coupons on bonds due July 1, 1934, amounting to $6,917.25 and interest on past due bonds to July 1, 1934, amounting to $1,075. } Special Price Subscription Offer ( SUBSCRIPTION PRICE; I Year, 75c. 6 Months, 50c. j • Enclosed find $ for which you may enter my subscrip- j I I j tion for years months. j I i J Name j • Street and Number | I * j City State P. O. Box Route I PleM|fcrint name and address plainly to assure you of your paper promptly. J' IE I! IS FOR ONLY WILLIAMSTON WINS LEAGUE PENNANT Large Crowd Witnesses Martins’ Triumph Over Colonials Before one of the largest crowds ever seen on a local ball park Sun day afternoon, the Williamston Mar tins, winner of the first half in the Albemarle League, again defeated the Edenton Colonials, second half win ; ners, for the league championship by the score of 7 to 3. The game was : played throughout in a drizzling rain, , but the game went the full route of nine innings. The victory Sunday made the fourth for Williamston in . the 7-game series. Edenton won two games. “Hootchie” Richards, Louisburg . College star, started for Edenton but . was chased from the mound in the • latter part of the game, being re placed by “Hoot” Hoens. Slim Gardner hurled for Williams ton and held the Colonials to five hits. Aside from pitching air-tight; ball, Gardner hit a home run with a j man on the paths to put Williamston j in the lead in the fifth inning. He! also connected for a double. Edenton was the first to score in j the first inning on a single by Par- ! tin, a stolen base, infield out and a ; passed ball, but after the fth, inning . they never threatened very seriously. The game was well played despite ' the rain. It was understood that Wiliiam.-ton would . play a series or ; , games with the winner in the Cons- ; , all Plain League, but current reports here this week were to the effect that , this series would not materialize. Achievement Day To Be Celebrated Here I Achievement Day is being arranged by the home demonstration clubs of Chowan County for Saturday, Sep tember 15. This celebration promises \ to be very interesting and Miss Nelle Caldwell, home agent, is working hard to make the day a complete success. 1 At_4 p. m. on the Court House Green a cotton dress review will be 1 held, at which time a prominent ' speaker will make an address. Mr. 1 Pat Alderman has been secured to lead in the community singing. Fourteen window displays in win dows of business houses will be dis played, showing the different phases of the club work. I Mrs. .T. M. Glenn Speaks Speaks About Chinese Mrs. J. M. Glenn of Dawson, Ga., j ' a sister of C. P. Wales of this city, j gave a very interesting address in the local • Methodist Church Sunday night. Mrs. Glenn was a missionary | in China and used as the subject of her talk, “Roofs and Homes.” She spoke of the habits of the Chinese and brought out vividly that not all roofs cover homes. An interesting feature was her ex planation of Chinese characters and the formation of words in the Chi . nese lgnauage. A large number heard Mrs. Glenn’s , address. SIX BUILDINGS CONDEMNED BY BUILDING INSPECTOR R. K. Hall, building inspector for Edenton, this week condemned six buildings in Edenton. Five of the condemned* buildings were dwelling houses and a colored lodge hall on Oa kum street. Inspector Hall said the buildings were aelapidated and unsafe for oc cupancy. NORFOLK MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE DRUNK J. Cantwell, white man from Nor • folk, was arrested by Officer A. T. , Spivey Tuesday night, charged with driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. He will be given a hearing Friday in Recorder’s Court. NOW OUR HAT IS WAY TOG SMALL Rocky Mount, N. C. I . Sept. 4, 1934. I Mr. J. E. Bufflap, Edenton, N. C. Dear Bufflap: 1 have just noticed your issue of August 30 of Volume 1, No. 1 and want to take my hat off, for it certainly presents a degree of perfection that I don’t think I have seen attained with the first paper before in my twenty years’ experience. You have certainly got enough business in there to make a lot of us turn green with envy, while your news coverage is certainly as complete as one could possibly expect I will be very much surprised if Edenton fails to rally to a news paper of that type or to accord support in its every undertaking. I am happy to see you start off so well and hope for you a full mea sure of success, commanding me for any assistance that I can ac- j cord Sincerely, J. L. HORNE, JR. I : J. L. Horne, Jr., is publisher of The Evening Telegram in Rocky Mount, and the publishers of The Chowan Herald feel highly flat tered at the receipt of such a | compliment from a map. so Well known in the newspaper field as Mr.. Horne, TRAFFIC LIGHT NOW PUT IN OPERATION ON MAIN HIGHWAY Police Department Given Instruc tions to Arrest Violators of Traffic Regulations A stop light was installed at the corner of Moseley and Queen streets Monday afternoon by C. M. Hicks, superintendent of the Electric Light and Water Department. Several ac cidents have occurred at this inter section and due to the heavy traffic on the bridge road, city officials de cided to construct a traffic lights as a precaution. The light, red and green, changes colors every 30 seconds and was pur- j chased from W. S. Darley, of Chi cago, dealer in municipal supplies. The police department has been in structed to see that this new traffic rule is observed and arrests will be made for violations. Citizens are asked to cooperate and observe the signals. Chief of Police G. A. Helms re ported Wednesday that by a check- [ j up he found that the rules were be ing carried out. A caution signal was also placed j at the corner of Granville and Queen streets. Sheriff Dismisses Idea Os Illegal Burying What appears to be a delusion on ! the part of Maggie Lamb, colored woman living on the Hertford road, j created quite a stir in town Mon day. Maggie reported to Sheriff C. A. Boyce that a man was illegally buried, having died in the home of ! James Harris Saturday night. The sheriff and a party of seven I went to the scene of the supposed mystery burial, but upon careful 1 search in fields and woods for quite < a distance they failed to find any trace of a newly made grave or a j corpse. Further investigation failed to re veal that anybody had been missing j in the neighborhood. Nothing could ; be found to substantiate Maggie’s j contention, so Sheriff Boyce has dis- j missed the entire matter. Dance Tuesday Night Attracted Large Crowd One of the most successful and or derly dances of the year was held Tuesday night in the Edenton Arm ory. The dance was sponsored by the Edenton High School Athletic Association. Music was furnished by “Amos” Griffin and his college Club Orchestra, and was said to be the best dance music furnished in Eden ton in a long time. Ambrose “Amos” Griffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Griffin. It is expected to purchase football equipment for the high school foot ball team with profits from the j dance, TYRRELL COURT POSTPONED Solicitor Herbert Leary Tuesday received information that the Oc tober tern of Superior Court foj| Tyrrell County will be postponed T> i m Tor the postponement™! j an l l court .Jg|| This newspaper is circu lated in the territory where Advertisers will realize good results. 'hi iir jiHdiTMiinM—r $1.25 Per Year PROSPECTS BRIGHT FOR GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM I Coach Henry House Ex pects to Have Plenty Good Material In an interview with Coach Henry House of the Edenton High School faculty this week, he appeared to be very optimistic over football pros pects at the local school the coming fall. He was unable to say whether the school will enter conference foot ball or not but feels sure of having a very strong team to represent the, school. A practice will be called shortly after the opening of school on September 17 and plans laid for the coming season. The squad this year will be minus the services of William Sexjon and Lloyd Hobbs. Both boys added great strength to last year’s team,. Sexton in the backfield and Hobbs in the line. Air. House was unable to say this week if Tom Hoskins will be back to school or not this year. If | Hoskins fails to return Co-vh House: i will find it difficult to replace him, 1 New equipment is expected t;>'v ■ | purchased and everything points to ward some good football for local fans this year. i Among these expected to r-- pert for football are: Edward Wozelka, Melvin Layton. John By mm, Vernon Spruill, Raul Spen.ce!', J;.-k Satter j field, Richard Rogerson, Worth ! Spencer, Bill iL.nvß, Clyde Cates, | Calvin Sexton, '-Lance- Baffla'p and doubib'-s pinny i.tliVp s as-or school opens. Teachers To Meet With Supt John A. Holmes The Edenton high and g:aded school building is now being condi tioned for the opening of school on September 17, All teachers .have been notified to attend a teachers’ meeting Saturday, September 15, at the school building with Superintendent John A. Holmes, at Which time the organization will be perfected and plans for the coming year discussed. Every teacher is urged to be present. Mr. Holmes is very well satisfied | with the faculty, it being the same as last year with the exception of Miss Carrie Mae Hooper (now Mrs. Meekins), who resigned. The local school was allowed one less teacher this year, so no teacher will be se cured to fill the vacancy caused by Mrs. Meekins’ resignation. Prospects appear bright to have a very success ful session. County Commissioiuprs Postpone Tax Sales The Chowan county coimni .-.doners Monclay ordered that .Sheriff C. A. ! Boyce advertise ..all; property for de linquent 1933 taxes on the first Mon ; day in November and sell t' • -ame | on the first Monday in Decemln «■. The regular time for advertising j delinquents on June 1 and the sale on July 1. was postponed as the com missioners desired to make it less ; burdensome, on the. tax payers, and. i held off the advertising and Sale un j til the first of' November and Decem ber respectively. '' / " The commissioners had intended to [advertise October 1 and sell Xovem ; her 1, but due to the large number of suits , now pending for unpaid taxes,, j they decided to extend the time limit ! one month in order to allow some re i turns on the peanut crop. The sale will positively not be post- I poned any longer. Methodist Revival To Be Held October 8-18 I A revival meeting at the local [ Methodist church is being planned 1 for the week of October Bto 18. Rev. ‘ C. D. Barclift will be the preacher and Rev. C. E. Vale will lead the singing. Rev. W. F. Walters is very anxious that the congregation and friends of the church prepare for the meeting and attend as often as possible. “THE GREATER NRA” TO BE DISCUSSED RADJTO Charles F. Homer, Special assist ant to the NRA administrator, will speak over the Columbia Broadcast ing System, Friday, September 7th, from 9:45 to 10 p. m., Eastern Stand ard Time. His subject will be “The Greater NRA.” Everybody is requested to tune in on this program. FIREMEN TO MEET Ederton Fire department will , jAnr monthly business meeting ifaHijiiSrt: 7:30 at thefire station. , 1a i flHrcpi v t every!