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I of local and county news
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Volume f.—Number 6.
High School Pep Meeting - Court House Tonight
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Edenton Schools Fail
To Increase Teachers
Opinion Expressed That
Each Teacher Should
Have 50 Pupils
The Edenton graded school will
not get any additional teachers thi3,
term, according to John A. Holmes,
superintendent of the Edenton Grad
ed School Administrative Unit, who
spent Saturday in Raleigh, where he
interviewed Leroy Martin, secretary
of the State School Commission.
Attendance in the local school for
the first two weeks was 652 pupils
and according to the state school law
the school is entitled to 19 teachers.
However, Martin says that in allot
ing teachers it will not be done on
the old teaching-load basis, but by
the new set-up basis. The high
school has an average of 192 stu
dents whiclj needs an additional teach
er, while the elementary school has
of 460 which should have
at least two additional teachers.
Out of the 300 additional teachers
to be allotted in the state, the ele
mentary school would have to show
a daily average of 40 pupils per
teacher. In the high school the at
tendance would have to be 35 pupils
per teacher in order to get the sev
enth teacher. The new school-load
basis required an attendance of 245
pupils and the local high school has
an attendance of only 192.
In a letter received by Mr Holmes
from Martin, the latter said that the
Edenton school attendance record had
been gone over and suggested trans
ferring a teacher from the Advance
school to the Edenton school. Mr.
Holmes says that he realizes it an
impossibility because approximately
100 pupils attend the Advance school
with three teachers and seven grades
and that two teachers could not
handle the situation.
Martin also stated: “Many of the
business men and several others
think there should be 50 pupils to
each teacher. A citizen of the Albe
marle, who stands high in the offi
cial family, thinks 50 children per
room is not too many.”
Democrats To Meet
At Court House
Cards have been mailed out this
week by C. E. Kramer, chairman, and
R. D. Dixon, secretary of the Chowan
County Democratic Executive Com
mittee, calling attention to a meeting
of the Democratic organization of |
Chowan County at the 'Court House I
tonight at 8 o’clock.
The principal purpose of this meet
ing is to discuss plans for entertain
ing the First District Democratic
Conference to be held in Edenton
next week under the direction of
J. Wallace Winbome, state chairman,
and Mr 3. Charles W. Tillett, state
Every Democrat is urged to attend
Farmers Asked Not To
Rush Crop Os Peanuts
According to information from pea
nut cleaners, the various companies
in this area are pretty well cleared
of stock and not much buying will
take place until the new crop is har
A local cleaner today expressed the
hope, however, that peanut growers
will not dig the crop too soon and
rush on the market in a hurry, there
by sacrificing the quality of the crop
and necessarily getting low prices
for damaged nuts.
AHOSKIE WAREHOUSES CLAIM
LEAD IN SALES AND PRICES
The Brick and Basnight warehouses
in Ahoskie claim to lead the tobacco
market both in sales and prices.
Chowan and Bertie tobacco growers
speak well of the prices they have
received and the warehousemen are
very anxious to sell tobacco for more
farmers in this territory.
Mr. Bernard, the auctioneer, knows
tobacco thoroughly, and use 3 all his
efforts to secure the best possible
prices for tobacco sold in the ware
houses. ' Elsewhere in this issue will
be found the dates of first sales. The
proprietors say they “were here last
year, this year, and will also be there
next year to satisfy all tobacco farm
ers.” m' -
BUJLDIhyfi LOAN ASSOCIATION
WILL MEET TONIGHT AT 7:30
The regular meeting of the Eden
ton Building* & Lean Association will
be held tonight at 7:30 o’clock. The
r2°^ now open
for stock in the 60th aeries.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
| WILL CELEBRATE ]
The Ed Bond Post of the
American Legion on Tuesday
night definitely decided to hold
an Armistice Day celebration on
Monday, November 12th.
Just how elaborate this affair
will be was not decided, but a
committee was appointed to meet
Tuesday night at the home of
C. E. Kramer, when details will
be discussed and the form of
celebration decided upon.
The committee named con
sists of W. W. Byrum, O. H.
Brown, C. A. Boyce, R. D. Dixon,
C. E. Kramer and W. S. Privott.
At the same time this com
mittee will arrange plans for the
installation services on October
OF PEANUT CROP
Part of 1934 Crop Will Be Diverted
And Limit Acreage Next Year;
$4,000,600 to Be Paid
According to an Associated Pres 3
report, an adjustment program for
peanuts designed to bring production
into line with consumption by divert
ing part of the 1934 crop into oil and
livestock feed and limiting acreage
next year has been announced by
Farm Administrator Davis.
At the 3ame time he approved the
program, Secretary Wallace termin
ated the marketing agreement and li
cense under which peanut millers
have operated since January 27. The
termination, effective October 1, was
requested by a majority of the con
tracting millers, the announcement
A processing tax of one cent a
pound, q farmers’ stock weight on
peanuts,' except those used in manu
facture of oils, became effective Oc
tober 1, Davis said, and revenue de
rived from the tax will be used to
finance the new progam.
Asserting benefit payments at the
rate of $8 a ton on the basis of the
1934 harvest, will be made to those
; growers who sign and carry out con
tracts to reduce acreage. Davis said 1
it was estimated payments to growers
will exceed $4,000,000. Contracting
producers will be eligible also to re
ceive additional payments for divert
ing up to 20 per cent of their 1934
| production into feed or oil.
j Contracts to be offered to produc
ers will require that the acreage
planted to peanuts in 1935 be not in
excess of one of the following, as
i chosen by the producer:
A—9o per cent of the acreage
planted in 1933.
B—9o per cent of the acreage
planted in 1934.
C—The average acreage planted in
1933 and 1934.
The benefit payment will be made
on the entire 1934 harvested crop
of contract signers regardless of the
use of which the harvested peanuts
The rate of payment to farmers
for diversion would be S2O a ton for
Virginia type peanuts, sls a ton for
Spanish and $lO a ton for runner type
In order to encourage use of farm
ers’ stock peanuts by oil manufac
turers, Davis said all manufacturers
will be offered payments on farmers’
stock peanuts purchased after Oc
tober 1 and used for oil, other than
those diverted to oil by growers,
themselves, and for which payments
are made direct to growers.
Legion Auxiliary Must
Elect New President
The regular meeting of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary of the Ed Bond
Post, No. 40, will be held Friday
evening at 8 o’clock at the home of
Mrs. C. E. Kramer.
This is the first regular meeting
since July and a large attendance is
Mrs. W. S. Privott, who was elect
ed president for the coming year,
will be unable to serve in this capa
city and a new president will have
to be elected at the meeting Friday.
LARGE RATTLESNAKE KILLED
NEAR EDENTON COTTON MILL
A rattlesnake 42 inches long, bear
ing seven rattles, was killed last
week at the Edenton Cotton Mill by
Worth Twiddy, who was returning
from a fishing trip.
The reptile put up a terriffic fight
but Mr. Twiddy killed it with the use
of a dip net and fishing pole. The
snake was skun and a belt, will be
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 4,1934.
EDW. BOND POST WILL
INSTALL NEW OFFICERS
AT OCT. 16th MEETING
New Commander Asks
For Cooperation of
The Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion will install newly elected of
ficers at their next meeting on Oc
tober 16. An invitation has been
sent to Hubert E. Olive, newly elect
ed department commander, to attend
the installation ceremonies, but at
Tuesday’s meeting officials of the
post had not learned if he could at
Officials to be installed are as fol
Post Commander —West W. Byrum.
First Vice President—O. B. Perry.
Second Vice Commander—Joe E.
Third Vice Commander—R. D.
Adjutant—John A. Holmes.
Finance Officer—T. C. Byrum.
Service Officer—C. A. Boyce.
Guardianship Officer—M. L. Bunch.
Sergeant-at-Arms—J. E. Jackson.
Chaplain—W. S. Privott.
Historian—C. D. Stewart.
Athletic Officer—C. E. Kramer.
Child Welfare Officer—Shelton W.
Americanism Officer—L. E. Griffin.
Graves Registration Officer—R. E.
Employment Officer—W. H. Parker.
Membership Chairman Geddes
Publicity Officer—O. H. Brown.
Chairman Sons of Legion—-T. L.
West Byrum, the incoming com
mander of the post, requested al!
officers to attend the meetings, say
ing that the success of the post dur
ing the year depended almost wholly
upon the officers discharging tliei;
respective duties. Every officer pres
ent at the meeting pledged Mr. By
rum whole-hearted support, and let-i
ters will be sent other officers'to as
certain if the new commander can
depend on them.
The national American Legicn con
vention will be held at Miami, Fla.,
October 22-25, and arrangements can
be made for a bus to go from Eliza-
M th City to Miami for $19.50 round
Trip, providing as many as 30 make
the trip. Any local Legionnaire de
siring to attend this convention should
get in touch immediately with C. E.
Easily Wins Out In School Election
But Race For Vice Presidtnt
Is Very Close
Worth Spencer, senior of the local
high school, won out over his oppo
nents for president of the Student
Council at the final election held at
the school Tuesday afternoon. Spen
cer won out over a field of six other
candidates. In the election for two
vice presidents, George McKenna
gained a majority over his oppo
nents while Mary Elizabeth Cate?
lacked two votes in order to be elect
ed the other vice president. Rebecca
Hollowell and Katherine Holmes each
received enough votes to enable
them to call for a second primary, if
they so desire. However, if they fail
to do so by Thursday at 12:30, Miss
Cates will be declared elected to the
second vice presidency
The voting in the election was done
along the same lines as a state or
national election. Registration books
remained open for three days and
each pupil was required to register
before being allowed to vote. The
nominees were named in a conven
tion held in the auditorium and
speeches by each candidate were
Pollholders during the election
were Saintie White and Margaret
Satterfield, who were, relieved by
Eunice Griffin and Ruth Ainsley. The
latter were relieved by Junius Davis
and Jennie Ruth McAliley. Will’am
White aided in distributing the bal
Other candidates for president
were Bill Harrell, Lance Bufflap,
Frank Holmes, Marjorie Poweli,
Eleanor Small and Clara Meade
DELEGATES OF MISSIONARY
SOCIETIES MEET FRIDAY
A meeting of the delegates of the
Woman’s Missionary societies of the
Methodist church of the district will
be held in the local Methodist church
Friday morning at 5:30 o’clock. Dele
gates are asked to observe the time
and be present promptly. >
TO START SUNDAY;
Rev. C.E. Vale Will Con
duct Singing During
Revival services will begin Sunday
in the Edenton Methodist church by
observance of the Holy Communion
at the morning hour and a sermon at
night by Rev. W. F. Walters, the
pastor, his subject being “Recovered
Rev. C. D. Barclift, pastor of the
North Gates circuit, will do the
preaching during the revival. Mr.
Barclift is reported to be a very
pleasing and forceful preacher, and
it is hoped that large crowds will
turn out to hear him. His first mes
sage will be heard at 7:30 o’clock
Monday night. Beginning with Tues
day morning services will be held
twice daily, at 10 a. m. and 7:30
p. m., except Friday, when the day
service will be held at 3:30 for the
There will also be a workers’ meet
ing held each evening at 7:15 in the
Sunday School room.
The singing for the meeting will
be conducted by Rev. C. E. Vale, ol
Young3ville, N. C., who is very anxi
ous to have a large number of the
young people take part in this branch
of the meeting.
Present plans are to. continue the
revival through the second Sunday
in October, and members of other
denominations are cordially invitee!
Peanut Picker Owners
Must Secure License
Information has been received tlr.r
all owners of peanut pickers must
have a license to operate the ma
chines. This license, However, i = fro
I and must be obtained from Maurice
| L. Bunch, register of deeds for Cbo
! wan County.
Mr. Bunch states that every pea
nut picker operator must have a li
cense, and as it is free, there is no
excuse for hesitating to secure the
Board of Education Accepts Superin
tendent Taylor’s Recommendation
For Fire Escape at Chowan
The Board of Education of Chowan
County met Monday in the office of
Superintendent Taylor with the fol
lowing members present: T. W. El
liott, chairman, L. W. Belch, D. W.
Welch and S. A. Mortis. Regulai
business was transacted
The superintendent was requested
to rent or sell the Wards school
property, terms having been agreed
upon by the Board of Education.
Superintendent Taylor recommend
ed that a fire escape at the Chowan
High School be provided. The board J
approved the recommendation and
suggested that he write the State In
surance Commission for specifica
tions for school fire escapes.
The report of a state engineer,
Robert D. Green, was heard relative
to the heating plant at Chowan
High School. He found upon inves
tigation that the boiler is in fairly
good condition, that radiation was
sufficient except in the northern
rooms. He suggested that 30 square
feet of radiation be placed in iht.it 1
rooms in order that the building c.:
be heated more evenly. He al-;:.
suggested that cracks in bas2.-*K-::l
of the boiler room be cm Iced as soon
as possible, as if this i ■ done bv ar
expert leaks would be stopped. He
said that leaks in the two. sect ions-of
the boiler could be stopped with r.
liquid solder poured into the water in
the boiler just below the boiling
point. This, he stated, would be sat
The engineer recommended that :
fire escape be constructed and tha"
door closers be put on outside doors
Two doors already are equipped with
For future plan he suggested t
light and water plant, preferably r
gasoline engine to pump water intc
an aerial tank. He pointed out that
this is necessary in a large school in
order to keep it sanitary.
The engineer is aware of the finan
cial conditions and that all sugges
tions could not be complied with at
present,'but said from time to time
as funds will permit such improve
ments could be made.
The board accepted the report ar.d
upon recommendation of Superinten
dent Taylor the Board of Education
, will have a fire escape erected soon.
Local Eleven Ready
For Chowan College
Edenton Downed Beau
fort Friday For Sea
son’s Second Win
Last Friday the Edenton High
School football squad invaded the
Beaufort camp, and after rather er
ratic playing was able to journey
home with the long end of a 13-0
score. Beaufort was allowed only
one fitst down, and under the cir
cumstances, it is thought Edenton
should have rolled up a larger score.
Edenton scored in the first period
when Worth Spencer carried the ball
over the line. He was ably assisted
by his baekfield interference.
Paul Spencer scored the second
touchdown in the last frame, and
added the extra point by plunging
through the Beaufort line.
The victory over Beaufort gives
Edenton two consecutive wins, and
to date they haven’t been scored
Coach Henry House is well pleased
with the showing of his team thus
far, and is continually taking the
boys through the paces in an en
deavor to perfect new plays and
get the entire team working as
smoothly as possible.
I CLOTHING DRIVE 'I
The United Charities have been
asked by the local FERA to put
on a drive for clothing, for which
there is great need at this time.
Everybody is asked to join in
this worthy cause and collect
what clothing may be available.
The ladies will call for the j
packages Tuesday, October 9, j
from 10 to 12 a. m.. and from
3 to 5 p. m., and ask eontribu
j tors to please place them on the
j front porch, if convenient.
| County Agent Has
Tax exemption certificates, under j
the cotton act of 1934, are now |
available at the office of N. K.
Rowell, county agent, who has been j
appointed representative for Chowan j
County in the allotting of bales of j
cotton to farmers in this county. Mr. !
Rowell returned from Raleigh Tues- I
day, bringing an allotment 04, two :
thousand bales of cotton out or ten
million bales of the world’s supply.
The purpose of the cotton act
known as the “Bankhead Act,” is to
relieve the economic emergency in
the cotton industry, to promote the
orderly marketing of cotton and to
raise revenue for paying additional
benefits under the agricultural adjust- i
According to Mr. Rowell each I
farmer will be given hie quota o' ;
cotton and addition to that will be i
■ allowed to buy two extra certificates j
from some other farmer who had a i
j poor cotton crop. States that yielded t
good crops and sold for a good price |
: will be in a position to help the. more
unfortunate farmer through this cot
; ton act. Ten million bales of 700- j
j pound net weight per bale is fixed as']
j the maximum amount of cotton rs !
! the crop harvested in the cion year j.
i 1934-35 that may be marketed ex-i
- empt from tax.
j h I.
Benefit Minstreal Given
! Saturday At Cotton Mill
A minstrel will be staged Saturday I
| night on the cotton mill baseball ri;
j rnond for the purpose of 'seen; in- j
! funds to buy equipment for r. fcotb: 1 |
; team-representing the cotton mid
; The show, in charge cf Worth Tvid
dy, is scheduled to start at 8 o’clock,
j The team will be known as the
j Yellow Jackets, and a number of the
] boys have been practicing and get
ting in shape for the team.
The show will include songs by tec
Hudson sisters, together with Easter
Wright and Rosa Penny. Music n!sr
will be furnished by the Pies'.or
String Band, including Jesse Miller
Floyd Cayton, John Preston me ;
Worth Twiddy. Jesse Miller is aha
scheduled to be a feature with
Soft drinks and ice cream will be
sold on the grounds.
LOCAL RED MEN TO START
CAMPAIGN FOR MEMBERS 1
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At Monday night’s meeting of Cho- j
wan Tribe, No. 12, I. O. R. M., plans ■
were discussed to inaugurate a mem -;
bership campaign. The plans will |
take more concrete form at the next (
meeting Os the tribe.
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
Team In Good Shape to
Trim Collegians For
The Edenton High School football
team is preparing to meet the heavy
Chowan College eleven on the local
gridiron on Friday afternoon. Coach
Henry House has sent his boys
through heavy practices during the
week and his team is now in tip-top
shape to try to stop the first invad
ers of the season. This will be the
first game to be played this season
on the home field.
An elaborate pep meeting will be
held tonight (Thursday) in the court
house, after which fans and students
will stage a parade and try to cre
ate interest in the game Friday af
ternoon. At the meeting several
prominent citizens will be asked to
make a few remarks, including Mayor
E. W. Spires, John A. Holmes, Coach
Henry House, C. E. Kramer and
Worth Spencer, who is captain of this
year’s football team.
Football stock has taken a decided
boost since the local boys have won
their first two games, and the slogan
among students at present is: “Go to
Chapel Hill.” The first conference
game will be played here on October
19th with the strong Roanoke Rapids
team. Other teams included on the
schedule are: Tarboro, Greenville,
Elizabeth City, Hertford, Oxford Or
phanage, and a game with Williams
ton, which is pending.
A large crowd is expected to turn
out tomorrow to witness the first
game played in Edenton this year.
A meeting of Ed Bond. Rost, No.
40 of the American Legicn was held
in the Red Men’s hall on Tuesday
night. Plans were discusser! to in
augurate a membership drive and
create greater interest in the local
post. At this meeting seven renewed
their membership for the year and a
goal of 100 members has been set by
; the Legionnaires. The State organ
i ization has announced prizes to be
awarded to individuals for securing
members and it is hoped some of
! these prizes will be won by local
Ten reasons are advanced for ex
service men to line up with the
Legion, as follows:
1— Peace-Time Service—The blue
and gold button of the American
Legion testifies honorable service for
God and country in war, and service
to community, state and nation in
time of peace.
2 Rehabilitation—You are making
it possible to attain the objective of
| every disabled ex-service man and his
1 dependents to be taken care of by
| 3—Child Welfare —By belonging
j you are helping to carry out the great
J child welfare program that the Le
gion is sponsoring.
4 Americanism—You are backing
the greatest principles of American
ism by combating un-American p:::v
--ciples, supporting patriotic education
among the children and our citizens
! and making our Communities bet'.er
: places in which to live.
5 Junior Education-—You will help
: teach sportsmanship and higher idems
to the youth of America through the
Legion junior baseball, Boy Scout
oratorical contests and school medal:
: awards program.
6 National Defense You will
j help in the Legion’s great national
| defense program for adequate no.-
| tional protection and through coop
| eration with tire R. O. T. C. and C.
! M. T. C. programs.
7.—Legislation - Practically every
piece of legislation beneficial to 'ex
service men has found the American
Legion right behind it. The success
of the entire legislative program of
the Legion depends upon early r.nd
8— Non-Partisanship—You will be
come a member of the most demo
cratic organization in the world. No
rank in the Legion, no race, no creed.
Honorable discharge and service dur
; ing the World War, the only re
9 Comradeship—You join up with
a real outfit of he-men who served
j side by side with you, through thick
j and thin; whether you were a m>l
i lionaire or not, you were their buddy.
| Friendships made on the battlefield
: and in the service endure. Friend
j ships made in the American Legion
| likewise endure.
j 10. Organization lndividually,
; little can be done; collectively, in the
j 10,984 posts, with over a million
. members, anything that is worthy
can be accomplished.