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Volume I. —Number 3.
Chowan Demonstration Clubs
• To Hold Celebration Saturday
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Program To Be Held On
Court House Green
At 4P. M. ,
This is Home Demonstration Week
in Chowan County and the county
clubs under the direction of Mis 3
Nelle Caldwell will celebrate the
event by having an Achievement Day
on Saturday September 15, and a
special edition of the Edenton Daily
News yesterday. This issue of the
News carried news of 4-H club and
home demonstration work as well as
other items of interest to club mem
bers.
The Achievement Day program will
be held on the court house green on
Saturday afternoon, September 15,
beginning at 4 p. m. Community
singing will be led by Mr. Pat Aider
man of Dunn, N. C., for about one
half hour. At 4:30 a speech by a
prominent speaker will be given.
The 4-H dress review and home
demonstration cotton dress contest
will start at 5 p. m. This will be
followed by community singing.
.windows will be filled
with displays of the work done by
club women in the county and they
will be ready to inspect all day Sat
urday, as follows:
Campen’s Jewelry Store, display
arranged by the Ward club, consist
ing of a display of crocheted lunch
eon sets. A table will be correctly
set for the luncheon.
The display in Hobowsky’s window
will be arranged by the Center Hill
club, consisting of cut (lowers and
potted plants.
The display in Byrum Bros. Hard
ware Company’s window will be ar
ranged by the Advance club and will
consist of jars of fruits and vege
tables for a canning contest. An ex
hibit will also show the type of can
ner, sealer and can used in canning
in 1916 and 1934.
The displays in Quinn Furniture
Company’s windows will be arrang
ed by the Hurdles and River View
_ clubs and will consist of a set of
porch furniture, ferneries,
wall pockets, baskets, etc., also a dis
play of Christmas gifts.
The displays in Ziegler’s Furniture
Store windows will be arranged by
the Enterprise and Byrd clubs and
will consist of a bedroom with cro
cheted bed spreads, dresser scarfs,
etc., and a refinished furniture dis
play.
The display in the Community
Store’s window will be arranged by
the Chowan club and will show the
number of pints of fruits and vege
tables that one person should eat
during the winter months to have an
adequate diet.
The display in Goodwin’s Quality
Store window will be arranged by
the Oak Grove club and will show
the amount of food for a family of
five to eat during a week. This will
give suggestive menus.
The window display in J. H.
Holmes store will be arranged by
the Ryland club and will be on house
furnishing.
The display in the window of
Jno. C. Bond Company will be ar
ranged by the Rocky Hock club and
will display home-made underwear.
The display in the window of Bad
ham Bros, will be arranged by the
Snow Hill club and will consist of
handwork.
The display in the window at the
Taylor Theatre will be arranged by
the Edenton club and will display
home-made dresses.
The display in the window at W.
I. Cozzens store will be arranged by
the Beech Fork club and will consist
of fresh fruits and vegetables.
City Council Passes
Traffic Ordinance
Town Council Tuesday night adopt
ed the following ordinance relative to
the traffic signal at the corner of
Queen and Moseley streets, which
was put in operation last week:
“Be it ordained that drivers of all
vehicles are hereby prohibited from
Entering', the intersection of Queen
sand Moseley streets when the traffic
light at said intersection shows red
on the side facing such vehicle.”
A few'violations of this new traffic
regulation have been reported, but
the drivers could not be learned.
Police will enforce the new ordinance
and motorists are urged to comply
with the. law.
MARRIA<f& LICENSE ISSUED TO
COLORED COUPLE SATURDAY
The first marriage license to be is
sued in a long time in Chowan
) County wa»|-:ssued by Register of
Deeds Maul L. Bunch last Satur
day to Jarlk Lloyd Williams and
Cora _ Smalulood, colored, both of
Merry HilWlertie County.
They in the register
. of by Justice of the
) Peace W.^^mnArell.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
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| LIBRARY HOURS ]
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Hours for opening of the
Shepard-Pruden Library will be
changed from the summer sche
dule to the winter schedule on
.Monday, September 17, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Mrs. S. M. McMullan, librarian,
this week.
The library will be open from
3 to 5 o’clock in the afternoon,
including Sundays. The change
is from 10 to 12 o’clock in the
morning.
The hours for night will be
from 7 to 9 o’clock on Monday
and Friday, changing from 8 to
10 o’clock.
No new books have been re
ceived this month, but Mrs. Mc-
Mullan expects a shipment in the
near future.
300 SUITS FOR TAXES
ARE NOW PENDING
Sheriff C. A. Boyce Delivering Sum
mons; Sale of Property Will
Be Final
Around 300 tax suits are now
pending in Chowan County, which
will be disposed of within the next
30 to 60 days. These suits are for
1930-1931 taxes for Edenton and
Chowan County and will be the final
sale. There seems to be some mis
understanding as to the six months
period allowed claimants to set up
their respective claims, but when this
sale is closed there is no further ac
tion to be taken on the part of the
property holder, the county commis
sioners issuing a clear title to the
property sold.
Sheriff C. A. Boyce is now deliv
ering summons, and 30 days after
these have been delivered the sale
will take place at the court house
door. Bids on this property will
start at the amount of taxes and
costs which have accrued.
J. N. Pruden is the attorney for
the tax sales.
Frank Muth Painfully
Cut By Plate Glass
Frank O. Muth was painfully cut
about the leg Monday while helping
to move a large plate glass window
for the new Gulf Filling Station
front the store room at the corner of
Queen and Broad streets,
Mr. Muth and his brother, Nick,
were carrying the glass when Frank
stepped into a hole in the floor which
was covered with straw. Five
stitches were necessary.
Frank is working in Sunbury, but
was called in by his father, F. F.
Muth, to help place the glass in the
new station.
REMODELING OF DIXON
BUILDING UNDER WAY
Remodeling of the building at the
corner of King and Broad streets
housing the A. and P. store and S.
Ganderson & Sons is now under
way. The brick wall has been torn
out and the front of the old Bay
view Barber Shop has been replaced
with two large show windows which
will be used to display stock of the
Ganderson store.
The remodeling will add about 30
feet more space to the A. and P. and
Ganderson stores.
DR. VIPPERMAN PREACHING
AT MACEDONIA CHURCH
Revival services are in progress
this week at the Macedonia Baptist
church. Dr. J. L. Vipperman of
Spartanburg, S. C., is preaching and
large crowds are attending. Reports
are to the effect that Dr. Vipperman
is a powerful and interesting speak
er, and the meeting promises to be
very successful.
W. J. Daniels has charge of the
singing for the meeting.
EDENTON TEA PARTY BAKERY
CHANGES HANDS THIS WEEK
The Edenton Tea Party Bakery
changed hands this week, the new
manager being Earl Cullipher of
Elizabeth .City, who will have asso
ciated with him Mr. Cartwright, also
of Elizabeth City as the baker. Mr.
Cartwright has had varied experi
ence in the bakery business and both
men believe they can supply the
wants of this section with entire
satisfaction.
The bakery had been in chargg of
J. N. Haynes.
MOVING PICTURES OF EDENTON
TO BE SHOWN SEPTEMBER 20
The motion pictures of Edenton
will be presented from the screen of
the Taylor Theat're about September
20. This screening was postponed in
order, to get the schools
included.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 13, 1934.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES ASK
FOR LEVY 0F26 CENTS
City Council Fails To
Act On Budget At
Meeting
The school budget, as set by the
board of trustees of the Edenton
graded schools, which met Tfftsday,
was presented to the Town Council
at the monthly meeting Tuesday
night, requesting Council to levy a
tax rate of 26 cents to meet the re
quirements. This rate is six cents
higher than last year.
The increase is caused, according
to John A. Holmes, superintendent,
by the fact that both last year and
again this year the county commis
sioners failed to make a county-wide
levy for the debt service.
There appears to be some misun
derstanding regarding this levy by
the commissioners, W. D. Pruden, the
county attorney, being of the opinion
that this phase of taxation was elim
inated by the new school law of the
last legislature. Mr. Holmes was
instructed to communicate with Den
nis G. Brummitt, attorney general in
order to learn if the county attorney
is correct in his contention, on the
authority of which the commissioners
refused to levy a tax.
Several suits are now r pending in
the state where test cases have been
instituted to see if county commis
sioners can be forced to levy county
wide taxes for debt service.
The Town Council took no action
on the budget pending word from
Mr. Brummitt and a joint meeting
with the E. and W. Department which
will be held upon the return of J.
A. Woodard, who is on vacation at
present.
The figures upon which the graded
school trustees based their tax rate
are as follows:
For bond interest due Oc
tober 1, 1934 _-$1,157.90
For bond interest December
1, 1934 502.00
For bond interest April 1,
1935 1,159.90
Bond due April 1, 1935 __ 2,000.00
Bond due June 1, 1935 1,000.00
Bond interest due June 1,
1935 503.00
$6,322.80
Deficiency in debt service
levy for 1933-34 1,172.15
Total debt service require
ment $7,494.95
Property valuation of dis
trict : $2,832,629.00
Corporate excess esti
mated 50,000.00
Total valuation 2,882,629.00
Tax rate requested 26c
Amount raised by 26c
levy 7,494.84
Vocational Service
Program At Rotary
At the meeting of the Edenton
Rotary Club today in the Parish
House the program was in charge of
the vocational service committee
headed by Fred Wood. Other mem
bers of the committee are Lloyd
Burton, Marvin Jackson and J. H.
Holmes.
Other Rotarians also discussed the
relations of their vocations to the
community life.
The program next Thursday will
be in charge of M. F. Bond, Jr., and
Lloyd Griffin and will deal with mat
ters of constitution and other govern
mental affairs. • The week is known
as constitutional week all over the
country.
W. I. COZZENS NOW HOLDING
NEW FALL OPENING SALE
W. I. Cozzens is this week holding
his new fall opening sale, offering
the biggest stock of ready-to-wear
exclusively in Eastern North Caro
lina. . Mr. Cozzens states that the
textile strike will necessarily mean
higher prices and urges customers to
buy now.
Some of the bargains being offer
ed will be found in his advertise
ment in this issue of the Herald.
MONEY FOR CHOWAN TAXES
COMING IN VERY SLOWLY
According to Sheriff C. A. Boyce,
tax money is now coming in very
slowly. Up to the present time ap
proximately 68 per cent of the taxes
have been collected, which is about
the same proportion as last year.
Collections started off better this
year than last, according to the
sheriff, but have dropped off consid
erably lately.
QUIT CLAIM DEED RECORDED
TUESDAY BY MAURICE BUNCH
There has not been much change
in ownership of property in Chowan
County lately. However, a quit
claim deed was recorded Tuesday by
M. L. Bunch, register of deeds, by
Welch and wife to W. D.
r 455 land in the
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METHODISTS NAME
OFFICERSjOR YEAR
Fourth Quarterly Con
ference Held Sunday
Morning
The fourth quarterly conference of
the local Methodist Church was held
Sunday morning immediately follow
ing the morning service, with the
presiding elder, Rev. J. H. McCrack
en, in charge. A goodly number of
the congregation remained for the
conference.
The following stewards for the
church were elected for the fiscal
year: W. A. Leggett, J. W. Cates,
O. H. Brown, C. H. Barber, G. E.
Cullipher, Theodore Roberts, Sr., C.
D. Stewart and B. F. Britton, Sr.
The following officers were named
for the church school: General sup
erintendent, J. Edwin Bufflap; adult
superintendent, John A. Holmes;
young people’s superintendent, Fred
Smith; children’s superintendent,
Mrs. W. F. Walters; secretary,
Franklin Britton.
Other officers named by the confer
ence were: Recording secretary, W.
A. Leggett; district steward, O. H.
Brown; alternate, J. W. Cates; Gold
en Cross director, Mrs. G. A. Helms;
member of Board of Christian Edu
cation, Fred Smith; missionary com
mittee, Mrs. W. A. Leggett, Mrs. J.
W. Cates and O. H. Brown.
CITY FATHERS MAY
HAVE TO BOOST TAX
Rate Will Be Decided at Called
Meeting of City Fathers In
Week or Two
Town Council is now confronted
with the proposition of the tax rate
for next year. At Tuesday night’s
meeting the budget was gone over
and discussed and it appears likely
that the tax rate will have to be
raised for the next year. The Coun
cilmen feel very reluctant to raise
the rate and will not increase it un
til every means available have been
exhausted to keep the rate at least
the same as last year. Last year
the rate was $1.20, 60 cents going
for general purposes, 40 cents for
debt service (bonds), and 20 cents
for schools.
Five thousand dollars was received
last year from the E, and W. De
partment, and members of the Coun
cil are hopeful for a like amount this
year. But due to extra expense on
the department it is not known if
this amount will be forthcoming.
The tax rate will be set at a called
meeting of Town Council in the near
future.
Christian Board Os
M. E. Church To Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Christian Board of Education of the
Methodist Church Friday night at 8
o’clock at the parsonage on West
Gale street, for the purpose of or
ganizing and electing officers and
teachers for the church school year
which will begin the first Sunday in
October.
Members of the Board of Christian
Education are Rev. and Mrs. W. F.
Walters, Fred Smith, John A. Holmes,
J. Edwin Bufflap, a representative
from the young people’s department
and a representative from the Wo
man’s Missionary Society.
All members are urged to attend
this very important meeting.
GUEST OF HONOR FRIDAY
AT GOING AWAY PARTY
Miss Evelyn Jackson was guest of
honor at a delightful going away
party on Friday evening, given her
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Jackson at their home on West Eden
Street. Miss Jackson left Monday for
Greensboro, where she will enter the
Women’s College of the University of
North Carolina.
Dancing was enjoyed through-out
the evening, at the conclusion of
which delicious refreshments wore
served by the hostess to Miss Jack
son’s guests.
ARRIVE HERE MONDAY
ON HONEYMOON TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. C. X. Copeland of
Jackson, Miss., arrived in Edenton
Monday night to spend two weeks
here while on their honeymoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Copeland were married in
Jackson last Friday afternoon and
are visiting the former’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. X. E. Copeland, and other
relatives. They made the trip here
by automobile and reported a splen
did time, stopping enroute to pay
respects to former college mates.
They will return to Jackson at the
termination of their stay here.
CECIL BYRUM IMPROVED
Cecil Byrum \<*as able to be up
Tuesday sot the first time in a week
following art attack of malaria.
Plans Complete For Red
Men’s Fish Fry Sept. 17
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The Edenton Town Council
at the monthly meeting Tuesday
night decided to advertise de
linquent taxpayers for unpaid
taxes and paving assessments on
Oclober 15, the sale to take place
on November 12.
Taxpayers are urged to expend
every effort to pay past due taxes
to save extra expense.
380 ENROLLED AT
CHOWAN SCHOOL
First Few Days Given Over to Pre
liminary Work Before Formal
Opening Today
The Chowan school of the Chowan
County unit opened its doors for the
1984-36 session on Monday morning.
The first day was devoted to classi
fication, adjusting in the rooms,
making up schedules and giving out
the list of textbooks needed for the
ensuing term.
Formal opening of the school was
held this morning and Superinten
dent W. J. Taylor stated Tuesday
morning that he expected the stu
dents to be settled down to work
and have everything moving smooth
ly by the end of the week.
The following enrollment was re
corded for the first day, which is
about the same as last year:
First grade, 31; second grade, 33;
third grade, 35; fourth grade, 43;
fifth grade, 44; sixth grade, 25; sev
enth grade, 40; eighth grade, 44;
ninth grade, 31; tenth grade, 30;
eleventh grade, 24, making a total
enrollment on the first day of 380.
Mr. Taylor stated that more would
be added to the first day’s enroll
ment.
112 Hog- Contracts Will
Soon Go To Washington
According to County Agent N. K.
Rowell, 112 hog contracts are all
ready to be sent in to be accepted
by the administration. The last
batch of these contracts were signed
Tuesday by W. H. Winborne. They
will now have to be signed by Mar
tin pellogg of Sunbury and R. H.
Forbes of Currituck, the other mem
bers of the committee.
Mr. Rowell has gone to Sunbury
to have Mr. Kellogg sign the con
tracts, from where he will carry
them to Currituck for -Mr, Forbes’
signature, after which he will carry
them to Raleigh to be adjusted and
then sent to Washington.
If the government accepts the
contracts, and it is thought it will,
thim checks will very shortly start
camming to the farmers at the rate of
sls per head for the amount re
duced.
EXTRA GOOD ATTRACTIONS
TO BE SHOWN AT TAYLOR
Three very attractive pictures
will be seen at the Taylor Theatre
over the week-end, “Double Door,”
“No Greater Glory” and “Trail Drive.”
All three are reported to be thrillers.
Monday of next week “The Thin
Man” will start a two days run. On
W’ednesday the long awaited “Private
Scandal” will be shown. Many other
high class pictures are scheduled to
be shown soon. For current program
see advertisement on back page.
COMMUNITY STORE OBSERVING
SECOND ANNIVERSARY SEPT. 15
The Community Store, under the
management of Ruppert Goodwin,
will celebrate the second anniversary
of the store on Saturday, September
15.
In honor of this event Mr. Good
win is offering special week-end
prices on groceries, a partial list of
which will be seen in a half-page ad
vertisement in this issue of the
Herald.
TAYLOR STORE HEADQUARTERS
FOR DEMONSTRATION CLUBS
The Taylor Theatre has offered
their vacant store to the home dem
onstration clubs for headquarters dur
ing their stay here next Saturday
while celebrating Achievement Day.
The theatre also extends an invi
tation to each leader of the 14 clubs
to attend the picture presentation
Saturday nights as guests of the ipan
agement.
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MISS MATTIE SANDERS
VISITING NEAR SNOW HILL
Miss Mattie Sanders, of Chester,
Pa., has been the recent guest of
Mrs. Tom Hollowell, of near Snow
Hill school. Before coming to this
county she visited relatives in NorthA
ampton County.
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A NEW CITIZEN
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ward
at 12 o’clock Tuesday niglson^
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
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Judge W. C. Morse, Jr.,
Will Be Principal
Speaker
Arrangements were completed at
Monday night’s meeting of Chowan
Tribe, No. 12, 1. O. R. M., for what
appears to be the most elaborate an
nual fish fry the tribe has ever held.
It was originally planned to have the
affair at the ball ground, but the
place has been changed to the Arm
ory on West Eden street. The fish
fry will be held Monday night at
7:30 o’clock and all Red Men and
their wives or sweethearts are in
vited to attend. An invitation has
been sent to Pasquotank Tribe in
Elizabeth City, and it is expected
that quite a few will come over, in
cluding -some of the great chiefs.
Judge W. C. Morse, Jr., of Eliza
beth City will make the principal ad
dress, and he has the reputation of
telling more about Redmanship in 15
minutes than the average speaker
can tell in an hour or more. Music
for the occasion will be furnished by
Swanner’s String Band. After the
program any of those present who
desire to dance will have an oppor
tunity to do so.
The entertainment committee,
headed by Joe Habit, will have
everything in readiness and local
Red Men anticipate the best fish fry
on record for the local tribe.
The program committee, consisting
of Arthur Hollowell, W. J. Daniels,
O. H. Brown and J. Edwin Bufflap,
have arranged the following program
immediately after the meal:
Music during the meal by Swan
ner’s String Band. O. H. Brown,
sachem of Chowan Tribe, will then
call the gathering to order; address
of welcome by Senator Lloyd E.
Griffin; response to welcome address
by W. Ben Goodwin of Elizabeth
City, great chief of records; recogni
tion of great chiefs by O. H. Brown;
music by Swanner’s String Band; in
troduction of speaker by Mayor E.
W. Spires; address by Judge W. C.
Morse, Jr., of Elizabeth City; music
by Swanner’s String Band.
Only One Fire Reported
During: Augrust Here
Edenton had an almost perfect
record (luring the month of August
so far as fire alarms are concerned,
there being only one fire recorded by
the department. That one fire was
at the home of Wayland Perry on N.
Broad street when an oil stove caught
fire. The only damage reported was
about $5 to the stove, there being no
damage to the building.
Fire Chief R. K. Hall also reported
that thus far this month there have
been no fires in town.
The fire department held their
regular meeting last Thursday, but
only routine business was trans
acted.
Traffic On East King:
Street Is a Problem
Members of Town Council at the
meeting Tuesday night discussed the
traffic problem on East King street
between Broad and Court streets, but
no solution to the problem was found.
Some of the members suggested a
one way street, while others were of
the opinion that parking on only one
side would help the situation. Noth
ing definite was done by Council re
garding the matter.
FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD
DRILL AT 7:30 TONIGHT
fire Chief R. K. Hall has called a
drill for the local fire department for
tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock.
During this drill the fire apparatus
will be taken out and tests made of
various hydrants.
All firemen are requested to be
present promptly.
BUILDING INSPECTOR HALL
PRAISED BY TOWN COUNCIL
R. K. Hall, building inspector, was
highly complimented by Town Coun
cil Tuesday night for his very effi
cient work in condemning unsafe
buildings and looking after repairing
and remodeling operations to see that
the law is carried out.
OFFICIALS OF PENDER STORES
VISIT IN EDENTON TUESDAY
H. C. Fhelian, president of Pen
der Stores; A. M. Scarry, vice presi
dent, and J. W. Wood, general man
ager, were in Edenton Tuesday af
ternoon. The object of their visit
could not be learned.
v RETURN AFTER HOLIDAY
l Mr. and Mrs. S. Hobowsky, Jake,
tlsaac and Esther Hobowsky returned
Iruesday night from Norfolk, where
They celebrated the Jewish new year
Jholiday. /
    

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