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Volume I.—Number 5.
Attendance Justifies
> Additional Teachers
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Supt. John A. Holmes
Will Apply to State
School Commission
Superintendent John A. Holmes
will make application to the State
School Commission for an extra
teacher in the Edenton schools as
provided for in the set up according
to daily average attendance. At the
end of the seventh day of school
there was an enrollment in the ele
mentary school of the city unit, in
cluding the Advance school, of 679,
the average daily attendance being
665. In the high school the enroll
ment wa3 194 with the average at
tendance being 191.
The enrollment in both of the
schools will be increased, according
to Mr. Holmes.
The basis for allotment of teach
ers is a3 follows:
High School: One teacher for 25
average daily attendance; two teach
ers for 40;, three for 60; four for 85,
and one . for each additional 35 aver
age dally attendance.
In the elementary schools one
teacher is allowed' for a daily aver
age attendance of 25; two for 45;
three for 75; four for 110; five for
145; six for 180 and one for each ad
ditional 36.
According to Mr. Holmes the school
is entitled to three extra teachers,
one in the elementary grades and
two in the high school. At present,
as superintendent, he is counted
against the attendance as a teacher.
Mr. Holmes has 53 teachers and ac
cording to section 14 of the school
machinery act, in schools with 50 or
more teachers one whole-time super
intending-principal is allowed for
each 40 teachers in addition to the
first 50.
Waterways Association
To Meet In Richmond
The Atlantic Deeper Waterways
I Association will meet in annual con
vention in Richmond, Va., October 16
to 20 this year. The body will con
vene in Richmond not only to renew
associations that have hitherto been
so pleasarft, but to join—all from
Maine to Florida—in furthering the
great work which is of such vital
concern to the public welfare.
No Atlantic coastal state should
be without representation, since
every state has its waterways and
transportation problems, and should
send representatives prepared to dis
cuss them. An elaborate program
has been prepared for the entertain
ment of delegates.
Delegates may be appointed by
governors of the eastern states, by
mayors of municipalities, by cham
bers of commerce, boards of trade
and commercial bodies interested in
the waterways problem.
Names and addresseg of such dele
gates should be promptly forwarded
to the Atlantic Deeper Waterways
Association headquarters office in
Philadelphia so that credentials' en
titling the holder to courtesies in
Richmond may be extended.
W. M. MORGAN USES HERALD
TO ADVERTISE SALE EVENT
W. M. Morgan, who operates a
furniture store and grocery in Hert
ford, is staging a money-saving sale
and has seen fit to use the columns
of the Herald to advertise the event.
Mr. Morgan numbers many folks in
Edenton and Chowan County among
his best friends. He worked with
Willis Owens in Edenton years ago
and met many Chowan County peo
ple while soliciting order to enlarge
pictures.
Mr. Morgan invites all of his
friends to visit him in Hertford, even
if they don’t buy any furniture.
WARWICK SWAMP WOMEN
PICNIC AT WILLIAMS MILL
The Woman’s Missionary Society
of Warwick Swamp Baptist church
had an enjoyable all day picnic at
Williams Mill, near Gatesville, Wed
nesday. Hot dogs, sandwiches, lem
onade, hot coffee and cake were
among the good things to eat. About.
30 were present, 3ome of the mem
bers of the society being accom
panied by their husbands.
Mrs. A. D. Ward of Gliden is leader
of the society.
FINISHING TOUCHES BEING
PUT ON GANDERSON STORE
■re being put
he S. Gander
the corner of
Two show
aced on King
f the store in
interior is de
•een paint and
rill enable the
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
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I NEW CLASS I
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There is a possibility at this time of
a commercial course being taught at
* the local high school, including typing
! and shorthand. This course may get
1 under way by October 1.
! Mrs. T. B. Smith is interested in
’ teaching a commercial class, provided
! approximately 20 students can be se-
I cured.
Members of the school board have
■ agreed to allow Mrs. Smith the use of
> a room and commercial course equip
' ment at the school.
Anyone interested in this course
■ should get in touch immediately with
either Superintendent John A.
; Holmes or Mrs. T. B. Smith. The
' charge of this work could not be
learned at this writing.
i Important Meeting For
Farm Women Saturday
> .
Miss Nelle Caldwell, Chowan home
agent, yesterday received the follow
-1 ing letter from M. F. Trice, assistant
' State director of the community sani
[ tation program:
“This is to advise that the State
Board of Health will have a represen
tative address the Chowan County
Council of Farm Women on Saturday
’ afternoon, September 29, at the Eden
ton school building.”
’ Women in the county are very
much interested in the sanitary pro
■ gram and are anxious to have more
' of this work done in their communi
■ ties.
The Council of Farm Women is
’ composed of the four officers of each
of the 14 Home Demonstration Clubs
In addition to the speaker from
the State Board of Health, the plan
of work for the home demonstration
and 4-H club 3 for 1935 will be worked
out. Plans also will be made to se
lect leaders to carry out next year’s
garden project. All goals for the
1 next year’s work will also be set up.
Since this meeting is of so much..
’ importance, Mis 3 Caldwell urges
every woman to attend.
RYLAND MAN BURNED WHILE
TIGHTENING TOPS OF CANS
Tom Davis of Ryiand was pain
fully burned about the face and neck
Friday afternoon while assisting his
wife with canning. Mrs. Davis was
canning cornfield peas, using the
pressure cooker, and when she was
ready to take the cans out of the
cooker, she called her husband to
tighten the tops.
The top came off a can as he at
tempted to tighten it, and the hot
peas were scattered in hi 3 face. He
was better at the last report.
Rocky Hock Man Badly
Hurt By Falling Kitchen
L. A. Bunch of the Rocky Hock
section narrowly escaped death Tues
day when a frame building collapsed
catching him before he was able tc
get away from under the structure
The accident occurred at Hancock
station, where Mr. Bunch was helping
to tear down a section of a frame
house.
He was pinned under the wreckage,
having the left shoulder dislocated
and being badly bruised about the
head and back. Mr. Bunch was
brought to Dr. Whichard’s office by
George Goodwin, and after medical
attention was taken to his home in
Rocky Hock in the Quinn Furniture
Company’s ambulance.
MR. AND MRS. W. M. WILKINS
HAVE WEEK-END GUESTS
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wilkins had
as their house guests at their home
on Oakum street over the past week
end Edward Brown and son, Nathan,
and Walter Gresham, all of Beulah
ville, N. C. Mr. Brown was accom
panied home on Sunday by Mrs.
Brown, who had been spending the
past week with her brother and sis
ter-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins also had as
their dinner guests on Sunday, Mr.
■ and Mrs. J. H. Wilkins and daugh
ter, Miss Lillian Hunter Wilkins, of
Elizabeth City.
BYRUM BROS. TO DEMONSTRATE
FARM IMPLEMENTS SATURDAY
Byrum Bros. Hardware Company
announce a demonstration at their
store Saturday, September 29th, when
they will have on display a “Roanoke”
pea picker, as well as other types of
farm equipment. They cordially in
vite all farmers to atteend the dem
onstration.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
The Weekly
Lodge, No. 7,
held tonight aog
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 27, 1934.
EDENTON HIGH SCHOOL
TAKES OPENING GAME
1 FROM SUFFOLK SCHOOL
Local Boys Preparing
' For Hard Fight With
Beaufort Friday
! Football stock has taken a decided
boost at the Edenton High school
i since the scrapping representatives of
1 the local school last Friday invaded
Suffolk and came home with an 18-0
; victory over the larger school tucked
r under their belts. The Edenton boys
. scored early in the game shortly after
getting possession of the ball, gain
: ing repeatedly until Worth Spencer
dashed across the line for a touch
, down.
> The locals scored again in the sec
ond quarter when Paul Spencer car
ried the pigskin over Suffolk’s goal
line. The last counter came in the
fourth quarter when Clyde Lee Cates
intercepted a forward pass and trot
ted about 45 yards for a touchdown.
s The entire team played a bang-up
■ game, the backfield offering good in
t terference for the ball carrier and
the line blocking out the opponents
on each play. The opinion is advan
> ced that although the team hasn’t a
• number of individual stars, it is one
' of the best balanced teams ever rep
' resenting the school.
Coach House is taking the boys
through stiff practice work each day,
■ executing various plays and ironing
■ out wrinkles observed in the last
! game, in preparation for the game to
• morrow with Beaufort in the latter
city. The strength of Beaufort can
i not be determined so early in the sea
i son and Coach House is cautious to
eliminate over-confidence among his
i charges. He expects to stait about
i the same lineup as confronted Sus
; folk, which was as follows:
Edenton Suffolk
Bufflap LE J. Powell
Spruill LE V. Sheffield
< Boyce LG F. Wagner
Wozelka C J. Traylor
T f vt f" -~>BG ‘ Doe Brown
: Satterfield RT W. Cox
Rogerson RE M. Johnson
Harrell QB H. Woodard
Cates LH B. Johnson
i W. Spencer RH S. Jaffe
P. Spencer FB R. Dudley
Chowan College is slated to play
in Edenton Friday of next week,
i which will be the first game played
on the local field. .
Dr. L. L. Gobbel Closes
Church School Lectures
Dr. L. L. Gobbel of Durham, secre
tary of the Methodist Conference
Board of Education, arrived in Eden
ton Sunday and conducted a class on
operation and duties of every branch
of the church. The lectures were held
each night at 7:30 o’clock, the course
coming to a close Wednesday night.
The lectures created a great deal
of interest, the attendance reaching
around 30, visitors coming from Win
fall and Center Hill to take part in
the study.
Dr. Gobbel’s work takes him mostly
to the larger cities and Edenton is
fortunate in securing the se: vices of
this able teacher.
HAYWOOD ZIEGLER ABLE TO
BE OUT AFTER ACCIDENT
Haywood Ziegler is able to be out
again after being injured when his
truck collided with a telephone pole
near the railroad crossing on East
Church Street early Saturday morn
ing.
Mr. Ziegler was cut about the fore
head in the crash and the truck badly
damaged.
YEOPIM UNION TO MEET
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY j
A meeting of the Yeopim Union
will be held at Ballard’s Bridge chuich !
Friday and Saturday of this week. I
Strong and inspiring messages will j
be delivered and a good attendance is
expected.
Rev. John By rum is pastor of the
church.
EDENTON FEED & FUEL CO.
FEATURE LIVERMAN PICKERS
The Edenton Feed and Fuel Com
pany in an advertisement in this is
sue features the new Liverman Pea
nut Picker. One of these pickers is
now on display at the company’s office
and anyone interested is cordially in
vited to inspect this machine.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE IS
THEME AT ROTARY MEETING <
International Service'was the theme
at the Rotary Club meeting in the
Parish House at noon today. The
program was in charge of the Inter- 1
Service Cpßtnittee which is >
, ..■boaed of J AfMoa^J^
Edenton Must Raise S3OO
To Maintain Local Athletics
ATTENDANCE FAILS
TO WARRANT NEW
COUNTY TEACHERS
I Total Enrolled 618 With Average
. Daily Attendance of 551; Elmo
Has Best Average
l The daily average attendance in
) the schools of the Chowan County
1 administrative unit at the end of two
5 weeks does not warrant any addi
* tional teachers in the elementary
- schools.
’ The Elmo school shows the best
- daily average attendance with 39.4
out of an enrollment of 40 pupils.
The enrollment and attendance by
- schools follow:
Enroll- Attend
: ment ance
5 Chowan High School 364 340.8
■ Beech Fork 36 30.2
Oak Grove 71 52.4
> Gum Pond 41 31.5
■ Center Hill 60 56.7
* Elmo 40 39.4
i
Total 618 551
| Five busses are in operation in the
' county unit, transporting 309 stu
dents, the same number as last year
i with the same number of busses.
> Bus No. 9 from Rocky Hock trans
; ports 52 students; bus No. 2 from
. Center Hill, 58; bus 8a from Ryiand,
■ 56; bus No. 10 from Snow Hill, 45;
bus No. 1 from the Hurdles-Gliden
* section, 98.
» The three busses used by the
; Edenton city graded school unit trans
: ports 214 or an average of 72 per
■ day per bus, bringing the total num
ber of students transported in the
; county to 523. Two new busses are
1 expected around October 1, one to be
1 used by each unit in the county.
List Os New Books
At Local Library
t
I The Shepard-Pruden Library last
1 Friday received the following list of
1 new books:
For Adults
“I Claudius” by Robert Graves.
■ “Rivers Glide On” by A. Hamilton
Gibbs.
“Goodby, Mr. Chips,” bv James
1 Hilton.
j “So Red the Rose,” by Stark Young,
i “Hold Deadlock,” by A. P, Her
' bert.
“All the Skeletons In All the
Closets,” by Keith Fowler (a North
Carolinian).
“Dusk at the Grove,” by Samuel
Rogers. This book is the Atlantic 1
Monthly SIO,OOO prize novel.
“Years Are So Long,” by Jose-;
phine Lawrence.
“The Foundry,” by Albert IJalpei.
“Captain Nicholas,” by Hugh )Wnl
pore. This is a Literary Guild bwk.
For Children
“The Lost Gold Mine,” by Frank
Conderse.
“Black Beauty,” by Anne Sewell.
“Man Without a Country,” by Ed-
I ward E. Hale.
“Diana of the Cross Roads,” by
George Meredith.
“Story of Robert E. Lee,” by
Thomas Nelson Page.
DOME REPLACES STEEPLE
ON PROVIDENCE CHURCH
.The steeple on the Providence Bap
tist church is now being replaced I
with a dome, the carpentery work be- j
ing done by Jim Henry Bowen and
the brick work by John Luton.
The steeple was badly damaged
during the hurricane about a year ago
I and the dome wall add greatly to the
| appearance of the church.
CLOTHING LEADERS’ SCHOOL
TO BE HELD AT HINTON HOTEI
i
j A clothing leader’s school will meet
at the Hinton Hotel Monday, Oct. 1
at 10 a. m. Miss Willie Hunter, state
clothing specialist, will conduct the
meeting, her subject being, “Remodel
ing Clothes, Cleaning and Blocking of
Hats.”
Three leaders of each club are ex
pected to attend this school.
SAR» HABIT REMODELING
FRONT PART OF STORE
Sam Habit is now remodeling the
front of his store on Broad Street
The large plate glass windows have
been removed preparatory to widen
ing the entrance to the building. The
display windows will not be as wide
a3 heretofore, but the depth will be
increased.
A consignment sale of registered
Guernseys will be held at the
Club at Salisbury^®
K October
11 WHAT, NO BEER! |
1 Beer drinkers in Chowan County
will now have to be content with the
: 3.2 beverage. Last week beer dis
tributors collected all beer over the
regulation North Carolina alcoholic
content, leaving only the milder
i | form of beer to be sold.
T Beer retailers here express doubt
} whether breweries will go to the
trouble to manufacture 3,2 beer for
such a comparatively few beer
> drinkers.
t SQUIRREL SEASON
1 TO OPEN MONDAY
’ The season for hunting squirrel in
Chowan County will open October 1.
. All game animals and birds except
opossum, raccoon, bear, buffalo, elk,
squirrel and deer may be hunted be
tween November 20 to February 1.
| The various seasons are as follows:
Deer—September 1 to December 15.
Squirrel—October 1 to December
31.
Opossum and Raccoon November
1 to January 31.
Bear—No closed season for 1933-
' 34.
r Dove—Split season: September 1
to September 26 and November 20 to
. January 31.
, Hunters are urged to observe the
bag limits, which are as follows:
’ Quail —10 in one day.
: Wild Turkey—2 in one day; 5 in
i season.
Rabbit—No limit,
r Squirrel—lo in one day.
Dove—lß in one day.
■ Deer (Eastern North Carolina) 2
• in one day; 4 in a season.
Byrum Bros. Hardware Comp .ny is
: the authorized agent of the Depart
■ ment of Conservation and Develop
ment to sell hunting licenses in
Chowan County.
Every hunter is requested to keep
' a record of his total bag of every
': species of game. At the close of the
season the Department of Conserva
; tion and Development will mail a
• blank to every hunter, who will be
asked to give figures of the various
game killed.
This report is intended solely far
i the purpose of more intelligent ad- 1
ministration of the game law based
: on authentic knowledge of game cm
ditions.
MISS NELLE CALDWELL MEETS j
WITH COUNTY WOMEN’S CLUBS j
Miss Nelle Caldwell, home agent j
i met with the Chowan women Mon- j
day at the school, eight women being j
present. On Tuesday a meeting was j
held at Advance at the home of Mrs.
W. H. Jordan, with Mrs. J. H. Morgan
assisting the hostess. Nine were pre
sent. Yesterday a meeting was held
with the' 4-H clubs at Chowan.
This morning Miss Caldwell met
with the Center Hill 4-H club and this
afternoon is meeting the Edenton
Home Demonstration club at the
home of Miss Margaret Swanner. On
Friday the home agent meets with
; the Advance 4-H club and the Rocky
Hock Home Demonstration club with
Mrs. E. L. Pearce.
GROUP OF YOUNGER SET
AT ROBERSONVILLE DANCE i
Quite a number of the younger set j
of Edenton attended the dance at ;
Robersonville last Friday night.
Those attending included Mr. and |
j Mrs. John F. White, Mr. and Mrs.
i Hector Lupton and house guest, Mrs.
James Taylor, of Hendersonville, Miss
Rebecca Newton of Washington, D.
C., house guest of Mrs. S. W. Tay
lor, Miss Willie Love Morgan, Miss
Dorothy Moore and William Privott,
Richard Hollowed, Leslie Hairell,
p rte Dail, Fred Whit > end George
Pratt.
WILLIAM SUTTON ABLE TO
RESUME WORK AFTER WRECK
William Sutton who was injured
and miraculously escaped death when
he drove the Brown Bros, truck into
a load of piling at Mitchell’s Fork,
near Gatesville last week, has re
covered from his injuries and is now
able to be back at work again.
ROBERT FLOYD ACCEPTS
POSITION IN RALEIGH
Robert Floyd, who for the past sev
eral months was a linotype operator
for the Edenton Daily News, has ac
cepted a position with Edwards &
Broughton, job printers, in Raleigh.
Mr. Floyd is expected in Edenton over .
the week-end to visit friends.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET (
Ikof Educa- a
iaiBBKBBM—k
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
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Citizens Fail to Respond
; To Call For Mass
Meeting:
EQUIPMENT HERE
' The Mass Meeting scheduled for
last Monday night at the Municipal
; Building did not materialize, only a
; handful of interested citizens turning
out.
The purpose of this meeting was
to appoint committees to solicit citi
zens in order to secure S3OO, which is
needed if the local school is to have
an atheletic coach and pay for the
badly needed equipment for the foot
ball team. Two hundred dollars of
. the sum is to supplement the salary
, of Henry House, the director of ath
letics at the school. One hundred dol
. lars is needed to pay for football eq
uipment which was ordered on the
strength of the school receiving mon
! ey coming from city dog taxes. The
tax money will not be forthcoming,
however, the plan meeting with legal
r difficulties.
The equipment arrived in Edenton
■ and was taken out, Mr. House paying
for it out of his personal funds which
were saved from his earnings playing
, baseball during the summer. He ex
pects to be reimbursed for the outlay.
> There were a number of reasons ad
vanced for the lack of attendance at
the meeting, one being that some of
i those interested were in Norfolk to
attend the circus, while another was
that possibly some were of the opinion
that those present would be called up
on to shoulder the burden. This was
; not the intention, however. It was
the purpose to discuss the need of a
; capable athletic director and to ap
. point a committee to solicit, similar
. to the method last year when S2OO
, was raised to supplement Mr. House’s
salary.
i Mr. House has been offered much
• more lucrative positions in other
. j parts of the state and larger cities
. | than Edenton, even with the suppie
-1 ment in salary, but has expressed a
. I liking for Edenton and his boys and
; I was willing to remain here with a
1 S2OO supplement.
• j J. L. Wiggins, who is very, er.thus
-1 iastic to have Mr. House remain ar.J
is vitally interested in the welfare of
the youth of the city, seemed very
| much disappointed at the apporent
I lack of interest and stated that ha
] didn’t know wiial move could now be
j taken, as it was the second unsuccess
| ful meeting called for the purpose.
Sentences Meted Out
In Recorder’s Court
Gus Saunders, young white man
from Norfolk, arrested Monday night
by officer A. T. Spivey, pleaded guilty
i in Recorder’s Court Tuesday to driv
ing under the influence of intoxicat
ing liquor. He was also charged with
transporting whiskey.
Judge J. N. Pruden sentenced rhe,
defendant to four months on the.,
roads, sentance to be suspended upon
payment of $50.00 and costs and re
voking his license to drive in Norte
Carolina for 90 days. He was fined
$5.00 for possession of whiskey*.
Henry Collins, local Negro, charged
\ with stealing three chickens from
I Laura Collins was sentenced to SO
| days on the roads,
| MRS. LEON LEWIS UNABLE
TO MEET MUSIC CLASSES
Mrs. Leon Lewis has been unable
to teach her music classes during the
week, due to being confined to her
home by an attack of malaria. She
is reported to be improving at this
writing, however.
EVANGELISTIC MEETING CLOSES
AT THE PROVIDENCE CHURCH
A two weeks evangelistic, campaign
came to a close •at the Pi-ovi enee
Baptist church Sunday night. The
preaching was done by Rev. I . O.
Nichols, the pastor. This,is the firh
evangelistic service held by Rev. Nic
hols since he has been in Ederton,
each one proving a great success.
There were over 80 converts at the
meeting closed Sunday. A Baptismal
service was held last Sunday, at which
time a large number -were baptized.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN STATION
DAMAGED BY FREIGHT CAR
Workers are now repairing the
passenger station of the Norfolk
Southern Railroad which was dam
aged last week when a box car was
backed into the building, tearing
down the roof over the platform and
damaging the lower section of the
-roof of the ma|i shel
ter over the be re-
Itaced, but
    

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