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Volume I.—Number 11.
R 4 Cross Roll Call
November 14
Workers Named to Se
cure Members In
The annual roll call of the Ameri
can Red Cross will begin on Armistice
Day and ends on Thanksgiving Day.
The Chowan Chapter will begin its
roll call on Tuesday, November 14.
On the afternoon of that day Mrs. J.
N. Pruden, chairman of the Chowan
Chapter, will give a tea to. the Red
Cross workers, after which a strenu
ous drive will be made to Secure the
County’s quota.
Officers of the Chowan Chapter
are as follows:
Chairman —Mrs. J. N. Pruden.
Vice Chairman—W. J. Berryman.
Secretary Mrs. C. P. Wales.
Treasurer—Mrs. P. L. Baumgardner
miaiiman of Life Saving—W. S.
Privott, Jr.
Chairman of Disaster —J. L. Wig
Chairman of Soldiers’ Relief—W.
J. Berryman.
>. gather Red Cross Roll Call workers
are as follows:
Mrs. Earl Goodwin, Mrs. Ravenel
Holland, Mrs. J. G. Wood, Jr., Mrs.
Philip McMullan, Miss Sara Wood,
Mrs. Herbert Leary, Mrs. J. A. Davis,
Mrs. George Hoskins, Mrs. Howard
Jackson, Mrs. George Byrum, Miss
Saintie White, Mrs. C. T. Doughtie,
Mrs. M. F. Bond, Mrs. Fred Wood,
Mrs. Graham White, Miss Helen
Badham, Miss Jessie McMullan, Mrs.
Wm. Elliott, Miss Helen Wells, Mrs.
W. F. Walters, Mrs. Wm. Coffield,
Mrs. Albert Byrum, Mrs. Rupert
Goodwin, Miss Katherine Leggett,
Mrs. Ep Debman, Miss Madge Pettus,
Mrs. Richard Elliott, Mrs. James
Wood, Miss Alice Cason, Miss Mary
Pruden, Miss Elizabeth Bush’, Mrs.
. Junius Davis, Mrs. N. K. Rowell, and
Mrs. W. J. Daniels.
Workers in County
Mrs. W. J. Goodwin, Mrs. C. C.
Bunch, Mrs. S. E. Morris, Mrs. J. H.
Byrum, Mrs.
F. Small, Aiss Myrtle Hobbs, Mrs.
W. H. Dail, Mrs. E. L. Eure, Miss
Grace Hollowell, Mrs. C. J. Hollo
well, Mrs. W. D. Welch, Miss Mary
Thomas Monds and Mrs. Percy
Colored Workers
Mrs. Eva C. Cox, Mrs. Fanny Bad
ham, Mrs. Aggis jHolley, Mrs. Annie
Holley, Mrs. E. C. Edney, Mrs. Har
riet Wood, Mrs. E. H. Badham, Mrs.
C. C. Cox/ Mrs. Lottie Lowther, Mrs.
S. N. Griffith and Mrs. Julia Hines.
Activities of the local chapter dur
ing the past year include:
Life Saving Course Eighty-one
boys and girls were instructed.
Emergency Chests—Contents of 11
chests were made with materials fur
nished by the chapter and will be re
plenished by the chapter when neces
sary. These were made under the
direction of Miss Nelle Caldwell,
"county home demonstrator, by the
women of the clubs.
Nursing Service —Eleven midwives
were given bags containing supplies
and medicines. These are refurnish
ed when necessary by the chapter. A
picture of these women with their
bags appeared in tSe national organ
of the Red Cross, The Red Cross
Courier, with the following com
ments: “The most interesting part of
this picture is hidden from sight, for
these colored midwives are carrying
bags supplied by the Chowan County,
North Carolina, chapter, which con
tain surgical dressings, pans, scis
€sors, nail files, brushes, soap, towels,
aprons and ci»ps with whatever medi
cal supplies may be needed. These
bags were made and equipped by the
Chapter, which has its headquarters
at Edenton, at the suggestion of the
State Board of Health.”
First Aid Kits—The chapter re
fills the three Red Cross kits used at
the schools with with medicines when
Soldiers’ Relief —Visits are made
to veterans and their families and as
sistance is given in adjusting com
" pensations and insurance.
Planned activities ioi the coming
year are:
J A course in home hygiene is to be
given to seniors in the three high
schools of the town and county,
f Pellagra Survey and Treatment—
The chapter in cooperation with Dr.
Powell, county health physician, will
shortly begin this service. The yeast
for treatment is to be furnished by !
the nailt^^Jfr^Cross.
To work, the na
tional RaptPßa and its chapters are
wholly qHHBM upon membership
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Edenton. Chowan County. North Carolina, Thursday, November 8,1934.
Following is the roster of the
Edenton High School football
team, which has won the North
eastern Conference championship
and will now enter the semi-finals
for State honors:
Coach—Henry House.
Manager—Frank Holmes.
Ends—Richard Rogerson, Lance
Bufflap, Reuben Miller, John
Martin Harrell.
Tackles —Calvin Sexton Vernon
Spruill, Jack Satterfield, James
Smith, Josiah Elliott.
Guards —Melvin Layton, John
Byrum, Carroll Boyce, George
Center —Edward Wozelka, E.
L. Hollowell.
Backfield—Paul Spencer, Clyde
Lee Cates, Worth Spencer, Bill
Harrell, Little Bud Cayton.
FRIDAY AT 2:30 P. M.
Edenton Will Attempt
To Keep Goal Line
With the Northeastern Conference
championship safely tucked under
their belts, due to the victory last
Friday over Elizabeth City, the Eden
ton High School football team this
week continued their strenuous work
out in preparation for the game on
Friday afternoon, when the Aces will
journey over to Hertford to combat
the warriors of the Perquimans
County High School. This is not a
conference game, but the local squad
will endeavor again to prevent a
score against them.
Hertford is reproted to have a well
coached team and according to in
formation from our neighbors the
Perquimans boys will be able to put
up a hard battle.
The game is scheduled to start at
2:30 o’clock in order to allow Per
quimans students to remain over for
the game. A large crowd of local
fans is expecteed to accompany the
Edenton football fans feel confident
the Aces will be able to subdue the
Perquimans boys, but Coach House is
not taking any chances with over
confidence and is drilling the boys in
various phases of the game. To date
the Aces have won from Suffolk,
Beaufort, Chowan College, Greenville,
Roanoke Rapids and Elizabeth City,
scoring 128 points while no opponent
has been able to secure a single point
against the scrappy little team.
The starting line-up for Edenton
will most likely be Rogerson and
Bufflap, ends; Sexton and Spruill,
tackles; Boyce and Layton, guards;
Wozelka, center; Harrell, quarter
back; Worth Spencer and Cates, half
backs; Paul Spencer, fullback.
Edenton people contemplating wit
nessing the game are urged to re
member that the time for the kick
off is 2:30 instead of the usual hour.
The Young Woman’s Auxiliary of
the Bapteist Church held its regular
monthly meeting at the home of Mrs.
J. L. Wiggins on North Granville
Street Monday evening at 7:30.
Routine business was disposed of
by the Auxiliary, after which a very
interesting program was enjoyed by
those present, who numbered about
ten. _
The meeting was in charge of the
president, Mrs. John Lee Spruill.
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A comparison of the value of the
principal farmers’ crops in Chowan
County in 1934 under the “New
Deal” with the value of the same
crops under the old deal of 1932 fol
Crop 1932 Value 1934 Value
Cotton $ 79,714.00 3 230,000.00
Peanuts 174,251.00 522,700.00
Com 96,437,00 238,500.00
Tobacco 12,740.00 39,220.00
Soy Beans _ 27,027.00 57,000.00
Totals —5886,160.00 , 31,087,420.00
This shows that the value of the
crops in Chowan County for 1934 is
3701,251.00 more in 1984 under the
New Deal than it was .in 1982 under
the old deal
Will Use Efforts to Re
organize Boy Scout
Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion held a very interesting meet
ing Tuesday night, at which time the
post unanimously adopted the pro
gram as outlined by W. W. Byrum,
the new commander, for the coming
A committee composed of W. S.
Privott, chairman, Joe Conger, C. E.
Kramer and M. P. Whichard was ap
pointed to meet with a committee
from the Rotary Club to discuss the
possibility of reorganizing the local
Boy Scout troup.
It was also decided that in the fu
ture any requests for aid by travel
ing ex-service men would be referred
to the executive committee for ac
tion. It appears that this form of re
quests for help has been very much
Geddes Potter, membership chair
i man, appointed the following sub-
I committee in an effort to secure
more members for the local post:
Rocky Hock—J. C. Haste.
Yeopim—Joe Boyce and Frank
Greenhall —S. W. Moore and Brady
■ Cross Roads and Gliden —Lindsay
Evans, F. I. White and N. Bunch.
Edenton —Joe Conger and Ernest
The po3t decided to have only one
meeting a month instead of two, se
! lecting the first Tuesday in each
month, at 7:30 o’clock.
: The post discussed at length the
Boy Scout situation in Edenton and
1 will acquaint members of the Auxili
ary with the action taken in the
| hope that the ladies will appoint a
committee to take part in this im
' portant work.
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i Jury List Drawn By
1 County Commissioners
1 Names were drawn Monday by the
■ County Commissioners for jury duty
1 for the December term of Superior
- Court which will be held in Edenton
on December 17.
Following is the list drawn:
E. J. Ward, W. A. Perry, J. M.
• Jones, A. T. Perry, Z. W. Evans, O.
I H. Brown, Henry Jordan, P. S. Mc
■ Mullan, James L. Hassell, L. S. By
rum, W. L. Smith, Jr., W. A. Nixon,
J. N. Smith, R. E. Coffield, W. C.
. Hollowell, S. C. Mills, E. J. Goodwin,
. E. B. White, Z. T. Evans, O. C. Twine,
’ J. D. Ward, T. L. Nixon, Johnnie
i Asbell, J. E. Jordan, W. P. Copeland.
, j Clarence Bunch, J. L. Bass, W. O.
Speight, John A. Bunch, F. W. Hobbs,
R. W. Carden, B. W. Evans, Dallas
Jethro, W. C. Skinner, O. C. Ward,
! R. C. Privott.
Red Men Attendance
| Contest Gains Interest
1 The attendance contest in the local
Red Men tribe is creating a great
deal of interest, a large crowd being
present at the meeting Monday night
to boost their respective sfides, which
are captained by Raleigh Hollowell
and Joe Habit.
At the present Mr. Hollowell’s side
has a slight lead in attendance prop
er, but Joe Habit has gone into the
lead in points, due to new members.
Two candidates were initiated Mon
day night
The contest will run through the
remainder of the year, at which
time the losing group must furnish a
hot dog supper to the tribe.
The Chowan County Commissioners
held their regular monthly meeting on
Monday morning, with a full board
present, as follows: Julien Wood,
chairman; W. H. Winborne, A. C.
Boyce, A. D. Ward, and J. B. Webb.
The meeting continued over into the
Bills were ordered paid and the
usual help in support was granted.
The treasurer was also instructed
to pay 3952.38 interest on coupons
which will be due on December 1.
Mrs. John C. Badham, Jack Bad
ham and Louis Ehbar of Cleveland,
Ohio, accompanied by J. N. Oglesby
left November Ist on a motor trip
through the Southern states to Flor
ida. Mrs. Badham, Jack and Mr.
Oglesby expect to return to Edenton
in about two weeks, but Mr. Ehbar
will remain In Miami, Florida, where
he will spend the winter.
Yellow Jackets Held to
Only One First
Edenton High School’s highly-toot
ed and well-drilled football team Fri
day afternoon invaded Hunsucker
Field in Elizabeth City to accom
plish what ha 3 hitherto been impos
sible—defeat the Elizabeth City Yel
low Jackets. Coach Henry House’s
Aces went beyond the expectations
of local fans when the Jackets were
trimmed by the score of 20 to 0, thus
for the sixth time this season win
ning over their opponents and not al
lowing a single point to be scored
against them. Predictions before the
game favored Edenton to win, but
not by over one touchdown.
The weather was ideal for football
and the game was played before a
crowd of spectators estimated at all
the way from 1,000 to 2,000. It was
Edenton’s day at the game, a tre
mendous crowd of fans accompany
ing the team and cheering for the
boys throughout the play. The game
somewhat resembled a college affair,
with the Elizabeth City Boy Scout
Drum and Bugle Corps drilling on the
field prior to the game and between
halves, as well as the snake dance by
the Elizabeth City High School girls,
and cheering squads representing
both schools.
It would be hard to pick individual
stars on the local team, except that
Paul and Worth Spencer outdid them
selves in plunging through the line
and skirting the ends for gains.
Clyde Lee Cates played his best
game of the season, adding yardage
and intercepting passes. Bill Har
rell also played a bang-up game at
quarterback, perfectly handling a
number of punts and cutting down
Elizabeth City ball carriers. Roger
son’s punting was not as good as in
the Roanoke Rapids game, but at that
gained yardage in exchange of
punts. Wozelka at center outplayed
Carmine, his opponent, and was a big
factor in warding off the charging
Jacket backs. Sexton, Boyce, Layton,
Byrum and Spruill were powers in the
line, preventing any substantial gain
through the line and tearing holes in
the opposing wall for their backfield
mates. Bufflap, one of the lightest
men on the squad, had his hands full
playing opposite Palmer Ward, but
the husky captain of the Yellow
Jackets was kept pretty much on the
ground in his attempts to tackle Ace
runners. The entire Edenton team
worked like a well-oiled machine and
at no time during the game did the
Yellow Jackets seriously threaten to
score, being able to secure but one
first down on a pass from Boyce to
Dail. Edenton gathered 12 first
downs, which netted three touch
downs, two by Worth Spencer and
one by Paul Spencer. Paul added two
more points after touchdown, one a
line plunge and the other a place
ment kick.
The first touchdown came early in
the first quarter, apparently throwing
terror into the Elizabeth City camp
when Worth Spencer, with perfect
interference skirted right end for the
first counter. Paul Spencer made the
extra point through the line.
The second touchdown came in the
second quarter after a series of line
plunges by Paul and Worth Spencer,
the latter again skirting right end to
cross the goal line. Paul Spencer
failed to make the extra point by
bucking the line. The last counter
was registered during the fourth
quarter, when Paul and Worth Spenc
er on successive plunges ripped open
a stubborn Jacket line, Paul carrying
the ball over and making a perfect
kick from placement for the extra
Elizabeth City lacked the services
of three ineligible players, Shannon
house, McKimmey and Cooper, but
local fans are of the opinion that had
these three players participated there
would have been little difference in
the outcome. The Jackets played a
hard game, but were unable to break
through the Edenton line and lacked
the ability to complete passes such
as defeated the Aces in last year’s
contest. The Jacket line also was
unable to stop the onrushing Edenton
backfield men as they made gain af
ter gain through the line and around
the ends. Both teams put up a great
battle and both Coach Henry House
and Coach George Hunsucker were
given credit by fans for producing
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Commissioners To Meet
At County Home Nov. 28
The Chowan County Commissioners
will meet at the County Home on
Wednesday, November 28, at 10:00
A. M. The purpose of this meeting
is to make an inspection of the
home, ; ),
Plans Completed For
Big Agricultural Fair
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Superintendent John A. Holmes
received a communication Tues
day from E. R. Rankin in Ra
leigh, officially notifying him
that the Edenton High School
football team has won the
Northeastern Conference Cham
pionship. Mr. Rankin has charge
of all high school extension work,
including conference football.
Mr. Holmes and Coach Henry
House will go to Raleigh Satur
day where they will meet with
coaches and faculty managers of
other conference winners to ar
range the semi-final games for
the State championship.
; Various Firms Repre-
L sented By Young
Miss Saintie White, daughter of
I Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank White, on
. Tuesday night was crowned “Miss
. Cotton Queen” of Edenton at the
, Taylor Theatre in the Fashion Revue
. and Cotton Style Show which was
t sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Ed
> Bond Post of the American Legion.
Various business concerns were
t represented by young ladies of the
t town, costumed in dresses made from
i cotton. A large crowd witnessed the
- show, and the award of “Queen”
i went to the young lady receiving the
t most applause from the audience.
The merchants cooperating with
1 the show and the girls representing
• them are as follows:
’ Community Store Clara Meade
> Smith.
: Byrum Bros. Hardware Company—
-1 Saintie White.
J Anne’s Beauty Salon Evelyn
I Buick—Dolly Spencer.
J. 21. Holmes Company—Cather
ine Holmes.
' Oglesby Bros.—Foy Cozart.
' Edenton Case—Lena. Smith,
j Chevrolet—Frances Saunders.
, S. Ganderson & Sons—Emma Har
; rell.
J Rose’s 5c and 10c Store—Ruth 151-
, liott.
, W. D. Holmes—Esther Mae Hollo
-■ well.
Bank of Edenton—Margaret Spires
i Pontiac—Marjorie Powell.
, Oldsmobile—Mary Elizabeth Cates,
i Pender’s—Sarah Elizabeth White.
Preston’s—Eleanor Small.
Legion Ayiiliary —Margaret Sat
i terfield.
Goodwin’s Quality Store —Arlene
i Jackson.
Sutton’s Drug Store—Maude Mil
Crystal Gregory, Bill Cozart and
Jennie Ruth McAlily rendered some
novelty numbers during the revue.
Mrs. Joe Habit Dies
Wednesday Morning-
Mrs. Joe Habit, 40 years of age,
died at her home on Broad street
Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock.
She had been in failing health for a
number of years, but only recently
had she become seriously ill.
Funeral services will be held today
at 3 o’clock in the Edenton Baptist
Church, with Rev. E. L. Wells offici
ating. Interment will taka place in
Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Habit is survived by her hus
band, Joe Habit; one daughter, Dor
othy Habit; her mother, Mrs. Harry
Young; a stepdaughter, Miss Marie
Vail; a stepson, Fred Habit; two
grandchildren, Joan and Fred Habit,
Jr., children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Habit; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Upton
of Edenton, Mrs. Wilson of Norfolk,
Mrs. Jesse Adams of Norfolk; three
brothers, Jim Young of Edenton,
Harry Young of Portsmouth and
Horace Young of Norfolk.
Pallbearers will be members of
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved Or
der of Red Men.
All Habit stores will be closed un
til Friday morning.
The Edenton Rotary Club held its
regular luncheon at 1 o'clock today
in the Parish House. The program
was in charge of the International
Service Committee, whfrffi is headed |
by J. A. Moore. N,
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
[ Planned to Pay Off
Baseball Debt From
Plans are completed for the Chowan
Agricultural Fair which will be held
in Edenton the week of November 12
to 17, providing six big days and six
big nights of amusement for citizens
of this section. The prize list has
been made out and anyone desiring
to place any exhibit is urged to see
G. M. Byrum, W. S. Privott, Jr., or
Chas. T. Griffin at once. Prize money
for the various exhibits has been do
nated by the merchants of Edenton.
The amusement for the fair will be
furnished by the Endy Bros. Show's,
which is composed of 20 big shows
and five major rides. Free acts and
band concerts will also be furnished
for the entertainment of fair visi
The Endy Bros. Shows will be sta
tioned outside the baseball park, in
order to prevent damage to the
baseball diamond and football field.
The fair has' been widely advertised
throughout the section and large
irowds are expected to attend the
A portion of the profits from the
fair will be used to pay off the base
ball debt for the past season and half
of the remainder will be used to help
pay off the old baseball debt of sev
eral years standing, for which a few
ardent baseball fans have signed
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Legionnaires To Attend
Armistice Day Meeting
Members of Ed Bond Post and th@
Post Auxiliary will go to Elizabeth
City Sunday afternoon to attend the
Armistice Day memorial service to
be held in the Carolina Theatre at
2:30 o’clock. This service is not only
for Legionnaires and Auxiliary mem
bers, but all ed-service men are urged
to attend.
An appropriate program has been
planned, with State Commander Hu
bert Qlive making the principal ad
dress oo this occasion, and those who'
have heard him speak, say it is well
worth the trip to Elizabeth City to
hear him.
Mrs. M. P. Whichard, president of
the Auxiliary, is very anxious that
the organization turns out 100 per
cent. j
W. W. Byrum, post commander,
also urges a large crowd of ex-ser
vice men to go to the meeting and
announced today that transportation
will- be furnished any who do not
have a car and wish to go. Cars will
leave at 1 o’clock from Leggett &
Davis Drug Store.
Union Organizers Fail
In Cotton Mill Attempt
What appears to have been an at
tempt to unionize workers in the
Edenton Cotton Mills apparently
went for naught the latter part of
last week when two men and a lady
driving a car bearing a Maryland li
cense approached W. D. Wheeler, a
cotton mill employe, seeking informa
tion. However, the movement gained
no heaedway and the party left town
just as mysteriously as they came in.
According to the attitude of work
ers, most of them appear to be satis
fied with their lot and are not eager
to enter into a movement that most
likely would create a hardship. So
strong is the loyal feeling among
mill workers that it was reported a
number of them had plaenned to mob
the strangers. No disorder occurred,
The work in Beaver Hill Cemetery
is just about completed for 1934, and
much credit is due those in charge of
this maintenance work. Weeds have
been kept cut down and the grass
mowed, much favorable comment hav
ing been heard about the neat ap
pearance of the cemetery.
There are some lot owners, how
ever, who have not paid their dues
and Mrs. A. S. Smith, the secretary,
urges them to 3ee her at once in
order to balance her books. The
dues of lot-owners are $1.50 per
Mrs. Dan Moran returned Saturday
from Norfolk, Va., where she has
been a patient at Protestant Hospital
for the past two weeks undergoing
Mrs. Moran’s many friends in
Edenton will be glad to learn that
she is getting along nicely.

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