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Volume I. —Number 13.
Edenton Battles Garner For Championship
.Jof W. Graham Is I
Named Scoutmaster
✓ Appointment Accepted
Wednesday By Local
The Edenton Boy Scout troop now
1 has a scoutmaster, John Washington
f Graham, young local‘‘attorney, being
’ selected and accepting this most im
portant place among the boys of the
The Boy Scout movement in Eden
ton has been inactive for about a
year, until recently when the Botary
Club and Ed Bond Post of the Amer
ican Legion decided the work was
too important to remain dormant.
Committees from both organizations
were appointed in an effort to secure
a leader for the boys, in the course
of which about 12 men were named
/s 3 likely prospects. After discussing
the proposition with each man nam
ed the list was boiled down to four
names at a meeting of the two com
mittees Monday night. Os the four
names Mr. Graham was selected by
i the Rotaerians and Legionnaires and
() his name presented to the local troop
' committee consisting of N. K. Rowell,
L. E. Griffin and D. M. Warren, who
acted favorably on the selection. Mr.
Graham accepted the appointment
Members of the two committees
present at the meeting Monday night
were: W. W. Byrum, W. D. Holmes,
J. H. Conger, M. F. Bond, Jr., Earl
Goodwin, Dr. M. P. Whichard and C.
* E. Kramer.
Members of the Rotary Club and
Ed Bend Post appear elated over the;
fact that they were able to secure the
services of Mr. Graham and are of
r the opinion that interest in Scout!
work will take on new life. Both,
organisations will assure the new;
scoutmaster their fullest cooperation,
rih making the local troop a success.,
Mr. Graham’s plans could not be
learned at the time of going to press,
but will be published in subsequent
issues of The Herald.
The school of public administration
of the University of North Carolina,
■.the social service diyision of North
ERA and the North Caro
lina Board of Charities and Public
Welfare are jointly sponsoring a
plan to bring up to date the study of
juvenile court cases in North Caro
A study was made in 1929 and 1930
covering juvenile court cases for the
first 10 years of the present juvenile
Court existence, namely 1919 to 1929.
The results of this study were pub
lished in a volume entitled Negro
Child Welfare in North Carolina.
The present survey is intended to
bring up to date those records. Such
a survey has as its aim the tabulat
ing of all juvenile court cases be
tween July 1, 1929, and June 30,
‘•-1934, appearing before the 94 county
juvenile courts and 8 city juvenile
courts, the five city and county juve
* nile courts and the juvenile cases
appearing before one juvenile and do
, mestic relations court. The proposed
nsurvey consists of transcribing to in
dividual cards similar information to
that tabula teed for the 10-year
County Superintendent of Public
Welfare W. J. Taylor is asked to aid,
as well as Juvenile Court Judge R.
D. Dixon to cooperate in this infor
The objectives of the study are:
1— To show recent trends in juve
nile delinquency, dependency and
neglect in North Carolina.
2 To show the need for centraliz
' ation and tabulation of juvenile court
statistics in North Carolina.
3 To show in what way and to
‘ what extent the economic depression
has affected the children appearing
the juvenile courts in North
Richard D. Dixon, juvenile court
judge for Chowan County, has coop
aerated in the survey and has report
ed to Superintendent W. J. Taylor 27
juvenile cases in this county since
| Mr. Taylor
t tion to Dr. W. B. Sanders at the Uni
kzersity of North Carolina, where
IKey will be future
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 22, 1934.
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New Parking Rules
On East King Street
A new parking regulation is now
in operation on King Street be
tween Broad and Court Streets.
Cars hereafter may be parked on
the south side of the street only,
the parking stripes being made
Wednesday morning. Parking on
King Street has caused much con
cern to <city officials and this action
was taken as the best possible
method to relieve traffic conges
Signs are being made which will
be placed on the curb directing
automobile drivers’ attention to
parking regulations. Space will be
reserved in front of the doctors’
offices, and, of course, parking
forbidden in front of the fire
Police urge the cooperation of
drivers in carrying out the new
regulation, and have been ordered
to arrest violators. Chief of Po
lice G. A. Helms reports very much
improvement in the parking of
i trucks on Broad Street Saturday,
saying the traffic situation was \
greatly improved.
Although all of the Red Cross:
i workers in the annual roll call have;
not exerted their efforts in securing
| members, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, chair
man, is very much pleased with the i
; progress from early reports turned in
; to her. A thorough canvass has not
i been made, but up to Wednesday
neon the following have joined in this
worthy cause:
Mrs. Jes3e Asbell, John F. White,
George Hoskins, Mrs. B. W. Hath
away, Mrs. W. 3). Pruden, Mrs. R. E.
Leary, Mrs. W. <O. Elliott, Jr., Mrs.
H. C. Jackson, Mrs. 0. M. Elliott,
Mis® Marian Skinner, S. H. Yonge, E.
I. Warren, G. A. Helms, F. F. Muth,
Mrs. T. C. Byrum, Dr. J. A. Powell,
Mrs. Ep Debnam, Miss Ruby Felts,
Miss Mary Cody, Miss Madge Pettus,
Miss Lena Jones, Miss Ruth Daven
port, Mrs. Leon Lewis, Mrs. J. W.
Davis, John A. Holmes, Mrs. J. A.
Moore, Mrs. W. A. Graham, Mrs. W.
O. Elliott, Sr., Mrs. J. H. Conger, Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Wood, Mrs. T. J.
Etheridge, W. M. Wilkins, J. C. Leary
W. J. Harris, J. C. Dail, Willie
Crummy, W. J. Daniels, Graham
Byrum, Mrs. James Boyce, Miss
Bettie Moore, Mrs. O. M. Elliott, S.
H. Yonge, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Mrs. J.
A. Mitchener, Mrs. J. M. Vail, Mrs. R.
F. Tuttle, Mrs. Frank Bond, Mrs. M.
G. Brown, Mrs. Miles Elliott, Mrs. M.
F. Bond, Jr., F. P. Wood.
Edenton Case Moves
In Mitchener Building
Another change in the Edenton
business section has taken place this
week, when the Edenton Case moved
to a new location. The Case now oc
cupies the Mitchener building on the
southeast corner of Broad and Queen
Streets, used last by C. T. Hollowell
as a grocery store. The interior of
the building has been re-arranged and
makes a very attractive restaurant
which will most likely catch the eye
of travelers paessing through Eden
Mike Kehayas, proprietor of the
New Edenton Case, has spared no
expense and trouble in his efforts to
have a case that will be a credit to the
town and leave a favorable impres
sion upon strangers who stop over
for a meal. He also invites every
body to stop in and inspect the new
John H. Harrell Loses
Finger In Pea Picker
John H. Harrell, prominent Yeo
pim farmer, had the misfortune Mon
day. morning to lose a finger and
otherwise have his hand badly
Mr. Harrell, while picking peanuts
on Dick Coffleld’s farm in the Yeo
pim section, encountered trouble
with the picker and while investigat
ing for the cause his gloved right
hand was caught in the gears of
the machine. He was rushed ti
the office of'for. J. A. Powell, where
it was found necessary to amputate
the index Vfinger on the right hand. ■
New Bern Bears Down
ed In Thrilling Game
By Score 7-0
The Edenton High School football
team advanced another step nearer
the opportunity to compete for the ■
State class B championship last Fri- .
day afternoon when they defeated the
strong New Bern High School team
at Rocky Mount by the score of 7 to
0 in the first game of the semi-finals.
New Bern, sectional winner in the
Class B group, proved to be the
toughest opponents the Aces have
gone up against this season. A large
number of Edenton fans accom
panied the high school boys and, to
gether with the New Bern fans and
a sprinkling of Rocky Mount specta
tors, provided a creditable attendance
for a high school game played on a
neutral field. The weather was ideal
for football, and the two teams fur
nished a real thriller for the crowd.
The game was played on Brlles field,
home lot of Coach Jan Jankoski’s
Rocky Mount Blackbirds, who were
playing in Wilmington.
While Edenton was defeating New
Bern 7 to 0, the Lumberton and Gar
ner high schools were battling at
Fayetteville for similar honors.
‘ Garner was victorious in this contest,
[ going away also with the long end of
V a 7-9 score. Edenton and Gamer
1 will fight it out Friday affernoon on
i; the local gridiron, the winner of this
game to be the eastern champions
: who will tackle the western cham
;; pions at Chapel Hill.
Still Boast Perfect Record
’ In defeating New Bern 7-0, Coach
' Henry House’s Aces not only con
• tinued their winning streak but also
‘ upheld tinrir' - »yl«nd»d record of not'
• being scored upon throughout the
season, a record that not only Coach
1 House and the Aces ane proud of but
the entire town as well. It is the
. hope of Mr. House and local football
fans that the Edenton team will be
able to go to Chapel Hill with a per
fect record. Friday’s game will de
■ ride if this ambition is to be realized.
The New Bern team, coached by
• Frank Allston, outweighed the Eden
ton boys and demonstrated that they
were well coached. They were, how
ever, outplayed both in offense and
defense, being able to so&ure only
three first downs while the Aces
gathered eight, as well as losing
(Continued on Page Three)
Taylor Complimented
For Bus Operation
Superintendent W. J. Taylor has
been complimented by the State
School Commission upon the eco
nomical operation of the county |
school busses. The following letter !
was received by Mr. Taylor from I
Leroy Martin, secretary of the State
School Commission:
“I have just received your requests
for the month of November and I
wish to commend you for the very
excellent record you have in your
transportation operating cost. You
should have no trouble in operating
through the year~with the amount of
funds that have been provided, and I
assure you that this is a source of
pleasure to me.”
Another school bus is premised
this month for the county school
system, a unit 17 or 19 feet long,
which will be used up the county.
A council meeting of home dem
onstration and 4-H clubs will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in
the Hinton Hotel. At this meeting
plans will be discussed for the new
year’s work, and all members of the i
council are urged to be present.
Whereas, the Edenton High School football team, so ably coached *
by Henry House, has gained the right to play the Gamer High School 1
football team on Hicks Field, Edenton at 8 o’clock Friday afternoon,
November 23, for the Class B championship of Eastern North Caro- i
lina, the winner of which will subsequently meet the western cham- (
pions at Chapel Hill for the State title, and, (
Whereas, our team has already brought honors to our community j
never before attained in the athletic annals of Edenton, (
Therefore, I, E. W. Spires, Mayor of Edenton, do hereby proclaim 1
Friday, November 23, a legal holiday and eall upon our merchants and j
other business institutions to close their respective places of business .
during the afternoon in order that all employees may be enabled to
attend this momentous game. (
Done at Edenton, North Carolina, this the twenty-first day of i
November, One Thousand Hundred and Thirty-four,. A. D. <
Cotton Growers Will Be
Given Opportunity To
Vote On Measure
Approximately 100 representative
farmers of Chowan County gathered
•in the Taylor Theatre Wednesd;|;
morning to hear the Bankhead Cotton
Act discussed pro and con.
A referendum will be held in De
cember to determine whether or not
the Bankhead Bill or Cotton Control
Act will remain in force. The date
of the referendum has not yet been
announced, but at that time the
farmers will be given an opportunity
to voice their approval or disapproval
of the act.
Mr. Coggins, supervisor of agricul
tural vocational teachers from Ra
leigh, was present and spoke to the
farmers regarding the cotton situa
Following aie some of the statistics
regarding cotton in Chowan County
under the Bankhead law:
Number of cotton contracts, 417;
number of Bankhead applications,
: 639; official poundage, 2447 bales.
Cotton income on a two-year com
parison follows:
Acreage 1932, 5,594; 1.934, 4,215.
Bales produced 1932, 2,860; 1934,
2,822. Yield per acre 1932, 250;
1934, 320. Average yield 1928-1932,
221. Value of seed 1932, $12,924;
1934 $50,120. Value of lint 1932,
$79,716; 1934, $168,614. Rental pay
ments 1932, 0; 1934, $24,608. Gross
income 1932, $92,639; 1934, $243,342.
N. K. Rowell Tuesday received
checks from the government amount
ing to $8,700 as the second payment
for rental on cotton land. Farmers
, have been notified to call at the farm
agent’s office to get their checks.
Service League Will
Conduct Stocking Fund
The Young People’s Service League
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will
again this year sponsor the Christ
mas stocking fund through which
Christmas joy is provided for chil
dren who otherwise might not be
able to enjoy holiday goodies and
toys. This fund has been in opera
tion by the Service League for some
10 or 12 years, each year furnishing
a large number of the Christmas
stockings to children in town.
Anyone desiring to donate to this
worthy cause may give their contri
butions to Miss Sarah Jones, coun
sellor of the League, or Miss Louise
Coke at the Municipal Building. The
stockings, as in years past, will be
delivered to the homes of the chil
dren night before Christmas.
j S2O Remains In Bounty
Fund In Chowan County
According to Richard D. Dixon,
clerk of Superior Court, there is still
approximately S2O remaining in the
bounty fund which will be paid for
the heads of destructive birds and
During the year 1934 bounties
have been paid in Chowan County or
the following: 134 crows, 197 hawks,
3 wild cats and 16 owls. Bounties
will be paid by Mr. Dixon as long as
the fund lasts at the following rates:
Crows, 15 cents each; hawks and
owls, 25 cents each and wild cats, .
$2.00 each.
J. C. Dail, Leroy Dail, Miss Iva
Mae Dail and Mrs. J. C. Leary last
Friday attended the funeral in Oxford
of Hugh Parham, Mr. Dail’s son-in
law, who died last week following an
attack of pneumonia.
Crucial Contest On
Hicks Field Friday
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The above is a picture of Henry
House while a star member of the
University of North Carolina
team. He has instilled into his
High School squad some of the
fighting spirit by which he gained
an enviable reputation as a foot
ball player himself.
Through the influence of S. W.
Taylor, manager of the Taylor Thea
tre, arrangements have been made to
have the elaborate Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer traveling Motion Picture Stu
dio visit the city on its extensive
goodwill exhibition tour of the world.
The lavishly equipped studio on
wheels, constructed by the great mo
tion picture company at a stagger
ing cost of $150,000, is scheduled to
arrive here Monday, and according to
present plans, will be open for public
inspection from 11 A- M. until 12
o’clock noon in front of the Taylor
The studio, which has traveled
across the continent from the famous
M-G-M studios at Culver City, Cali
fornia, has aboard it more than
$60,000^ worth of costly and intri
cate sound motion picture recording
and projection equipment. It is a
completely equipped Hollywood stu
dio on wheels, capable of taking and
recording sound pictures, as well as
projecting them on the screen.
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer director,
and a complete staff of camera,
soundmen, electricians, and movie
makeup experts compose the person
nel of the outfit, but it is not known
as yet whether any motion pictures
will be filmed in this city during its
visit here.
Its brief stop-over here is being re
garded purely as one co permit film
fans of this city to inspect the mag
nificent outfit, to learn how talking
pictures are filmed and recorded and
projected, and the motion picture
technicians with the studio will be
available to answer questions regard
ing their work while the studio is
here, it is said.
During the period the studio is to
open for inspection, the general pub
lic will be permitted to enter the
studio. They will be escorted through
by the motion picture men, and the
operation of the sound recording room
in one section of the 65 foot outfit,
and the sound projection room in the
rear compartment of the studio, will
be explained in detail.
Mr. Leonard Jones, Max Factor
makeup expert front the movie stu
dios in California, who is traveling
around the world with the studio, will
answer questions regarding makeup
which may be asked of him by fem
inine visitors, it is announced.
The program at the weekly Rotary
luncheon at 1 o’clock today was in
charge of the Fellowship Committee,
headed by Earl Goodwin.
At last Thursday’s luncheon D. M.
Warren, cashier of the Bank of Eden
ton, make a very enlightening ad
dress on “Government In the Bank
ing Business.” Mr. Warren very
clearly explained the various steps
the government has taken in bank
ing affairs during the past few
years, dwelling for the greater por
tion of his allotted time on the Fed
eral Housing Administration, loans
for which will be made in Chowan
County through the Bank of Eden
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
(Winner Will Play Next
I Friday In Chapel Hill
For State Title
{ Indications now are that with fav
| orable weather Friday will be one of
J the biggest days in Edenton in a long
j time, the occasion being the football
j game between the Edenton High
| School and the Gamer High School
for the Class B championship of
Eastern North Carolina. Much in
terest is being taken in this game,
for the winners will play the Western
champions for the State title at
Chapel Hill next Friday. Football
fans from all over Eastern Carolina
are expected and providing the
weather is favorable, Jno. A. Holmes,
superintendent, estimates that the
crowd will reach between 1500 and
2000 people.
In order to give everybody an op
portunity to witness this important
game, Mayor E. W. Spires has issued
a proclamation, declaring Friday a
holiday in honor of the event. Color
will also be added at the game by
the presence of the Elizabeth Cit\
Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps,
under Keith Saunders, which will
render drills and music prior to the
game and between halve.?.
An eight-page program will be
/ printed and distributed at the game,
) which will carry information about
both teams as well as advertise
ments by local merchants and fans
whose interest has reached a fever
pitch, and are backing the local squad
to their utmost. This prograem was
arranged and solicited by J. Frank
White, Jr. and Caleb Goodwin, who
donated their time and efforts to
help raise some money for the foot
ball team.
By comparative scores, Eden ton .en
ters the contest a slight favorite.
In eight games this season the Aces
have piled up a score of 217 points,
j and not allowing a single point to be
) scored against them. Very few times
j during the season has the Eden tin
goal, been seriously threatened, Coach
House boasting a line through which
very little ground has been gained by
any opponent. G arner has been de
feated by Burlington 7-0 and New
Bern 6-0 which, if comparative scores
mean anything, should give Edenton
a slight advantage.
The Garner team is reported to be
very light, figures received here aver
aging about 106 pounds, with Whit
aker, the flashy fullback, being the
heaviest man at 142 pounds.
The probable starting line-up of
Garner will be as follows:
J. Holder, 135, right end; Johnson,
140, right tackle; J. Smith, 130, right
guard; Jones, 134, center; C. Holder,
140, left guard; Carroll, 138, left
tackle; Boswell, 136, left end;
Stephens, 125, quarterback; D. Harp
er, 136, left halfback; Boy well, 137,
right half back; Whitaker, 142, full
2 Edenton will use their usual lineup
; with Rogerson and Bufflap, enus; Sex
. ton and Spruill, tackles; Layton and
3 Boyce or Byrum, guards; Wozelka,
center; Harrell, quarterback; Worth
) Spencer and Cates, halfbacks; and
. Paul Spencer, fullback.
- The local squad has been taken
i through strenuous practice work dur
? ing the week in preparation for the
i game Friday and aside from a few
: “Charlie horses” all are in excellent
! shape, except Spruill, who was not
I permitted to exert himself for a few
days and is expected to be ready for
the fray.
The kick-off Is scheduled for 3
Red Men Attendance
Rapidly Increasing
Interest in the local Red Men
Tribe continues to increase due to an
attendance contest now being spon
sored by the Tribe. Forty-five meih
bers attended Monday night’s meet- ,
ing, at which time five new members
were initiated. If attendance con
tinues to increase, the Tribe will be
forced to purchase more chairs for
the hall.
Joe Habit and Raleigh Hollowel!
®are leaders of the two halves of the
membership in the campaign, Mr.
Hollowell maintaining the lead Mon
day night by 25 points. However,
Mr. Habit presented a number of
new candidates to be voted upon and
the standing next Monday may take
a decided change.

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