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PTolnme I—Number 157
Jidenton Wins State
Class B Championship
M Through Sea
n Without Being
The East met the West in Kenan
Stadium at Chapel Hill last Friday
afternoon when the Edenton High
School football team, Eastern Class
B champions, defeated the Reidsv’lie
High Sfchool team, Western cham
pions, by the score of 6to 0. By vir
tue of this victory Edenton has won
the Class B championship of North
Carolina for the 1934 season. Not
«nly has the local team won the State
title, but it TiaS gone through the en
tire season wjthmit a point of any
kind being scaWp against it.
What maleii record even more
the fact that during
the season, excejitwben games were
“in the bag” and substitutes sent in,
only 13 men shouldered the tremend
ous amount of work necessary to
Jhgfig V such an enviable record.
The squad has been extremely fort
unate in having few injuries during
the 10-game schedule, the most seri
ous of which was when Jack Satter
lfield's arm was broken early in the
Mearnn He was able, however, to
larticipate in several games before
She close of the season, substituting
lor Calvin Sexton, regular tackle.
« Although the squad contains few
■ particularly outstanding stars, Coach
Henry House, farmer University of
North Carolina star, has developed a
smooth working combination well
.versed in every department of the
•game. It is the best football team
ever to represent the Edenton High
Sfehool and one of the best ever pro
duced in the Albemarle section, as
■well as equal to any team to contest
ibr the State Class B championship.
Reidsville was a worthy opponent,
mjf called for the beßt efforts of the
local boys to held them in check,
several times threatening, to score and
Jbeing the only team during the sea
*ton to be able to make as many first
downs as the Aces. Reidsville made
IB first downs while Edenton reg
Despite inclement weather, a large
crowd of Edenton fans journeyed to
Chapel . Hill to witness the champion
| ship tilt. A chartered bus paid for
by loyal Edenton supporters also
carried about 60 members of the
(Continued on Page Two)
iij At High School
A popularity contest is being stag
ed in the local high school. Two girls
and two boys have been chosen from
each class and entered into the race
'qW candidates to be voted on as to
whom is the mo3t popular student in
the high sfchool. A penny has to be
| paid by the student for every vote
cast on his favorite.
Seniors chosen to enter the contest
were: Clara Meade Smith, Saintie
White, Bill Harrell and Worth Spen- .
cer; Juniors, Mary Elizabeth Cates,
Dolly Spencer, Reuben Miller and
John Martin Harrell; Sophmore3,
Hattie Williams, Mable Ruth Harrell,
Esmond Forehand and Wendell Cope
land; Freshmen, Jennie Ruth Mc-
Ailey, Mary Forehand, Louise Smith,
Rod, Durwood Harrell and
*ruden Honored .
nden on Tuesday was hon
(overnor J. C. B. Ehring
, haus by being appointed to the State
Historical Commission, succeeding
Robert Lathan, editor of the Ashe
ville Citizen. Mr. Pruden’s term will (
expire April 1, 1937.
REPAIRS WILL BE MADE
AT THE COUNTY HOME
A number of repairs will be made ,
at the county home, according to or
, defi of the County Commissioners, j
Fwho met'in regular session Monday,
■tagairs to be made include the smoke j
[Bouse, jail barn and shelter covered
lyith roll roofing, new floors and new
Utaors to be put in the colored inmate ,
[Home and fire places to be repaired,
raiie toilet for colored inmates will be 1
njLumii n.l|l n ,1 Vi niv am a whi fp.wra thrrl i
I RViWvfi " WRwllvU |
Commissioners at Mon- i
to in- r
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
S. E. Morris Chairman
Board Os Education
S. E. Morris was elected chair
man of the Board of Education to
fill the unexpired term of Thomas
W. Elliott, who died November 23.
Mr. Morris was named chalirman
at a call meeting of the board last
The regular meeting which was
scheduled to be held Monday, was
postponed, the group to meet at
the call of the new chairman.
Ed Bond Post To Stage
Oyster Roast Dec. 18
The Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion at its meeting Tuesday night
decided to hold an oyster roast as an
incentive to boost their membership.
The affair will be held on Tuesday
! night, December 18, the oysters to be
steamed at Oglesby's Pressing Club
and served in the plant of the Cho
wan Motor Company. The commit
tee appointed to have charge of the
oyster roast includes C. D. Stewart,
J. E. Jackson and J. N. Oglesby.
All ex-service men are invited and
urged to attend this affair, and as
special guests the Legionnaires will
invite the Edenton High School State
championship football team, and
their coach, Henry House.
W. W. Byrum, commander of the 1
post, is very anxious that former
members enroll as well as ex-service
men who have never affiliated with
the Legion.-r-JnsF- as soon as all
.have been can
vassed Copunander Byrum-intefinS t-©
have a big joint meeting with the
Legion Auxiliary, as well as other
affairs that will add to the interest
of the post’s activities.
Service Leagues To
Give Christmas Gifts
The Senior and Junior Service
Leagues of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church are planning for the distri
bution of Christmas stockings to un
fortunate children of the city again
this year. Leaders in this work are
very anxious to get an early start on
this work and urge all who will do
nate to the Christmas Stocking Fund
to do so as soon as possible.
Miss Sarah Jones heads the Senior
Service League, while Miss Helen
Badham has charge of the Junior
League. Either of these ladies will
accept donations, as well as will Miss
Louise Coke at the Municipal Build
County Officers Sworn
Into Office Monday
County officers who were elected at
the recent election took the oath of
office during the meeting of the
County Commissioners Monday morn
ing. Richard Dixon, clerk of su
perior court, took the oath before a
notary public and officiated in swear
ing in the other officials, which were
Commissioners Julien Wood, W.
H. Winbome, J. A. Webb, A. D.
Ward and A. C. Boyce.
Register of Deeds—Maurice L.
Judge of Recorder’s Court—J. N.
Prosecuting Attorney of Recorder’s
Court—W. S. Privott, Jr.
Treasurer—George C. Hoskins.
Julien Wood was reappointed chair
man of the board and W. D. Pruden
appointed county attorney.
C. E. BYRUM’S MEAT MARKET
CHANGES PLACE OF BUSINESS
C. E. Byrum is now moving his
meat market from his present loca
tion to the Hines building, recently
vacated by Goodwin’s Quality store.
Mr. Byrum has been at the old stand
abont 14 years.
The interior of his new location
has been painted and altered, and he
.plana to have a first class stand to
serve his customers. He expects to
be ready to do business in the new
place the latter part of this week.
MISS CALDWELL HONORED
BY SERIES OF PARTIES
A number of parties are being ar
ranged in honor of Miss Nolle Cald
well, whose wedding will take place
in Dillon, South Carolina, on Decem
ber 26. Among those already plan
ned include one given by Mrs. W. J.
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 6,1934.
PLANS FOR NEW RELIEF
SET-UP STILL UNKNOWN
BY LOCAL ERA WORKERS
Central Office Will Be
Located at Eliza
Nothing definite has been heard
here concerning changes that will
take place due to the headquarters
for this section of the North Caro
lina Emergency Relief Administra
tion being established in Elizabeth
City. The administration as an econ
omy move is reducing the number of
headquarters in the State from 104
to 33, which for this section means
that Elizabeth City has been selected
as the most central point of six
counties including Chowan, Perquim
ans, Pasquotank, Gates, Camden and
This change in set-up will result in
fewer peoplye being employed. At
present each county has its corps of
workers and when the new arrange
ment goes into effect it i 3 expected
one set of officers in the central of
fice will perform the work now being
done by separate groups. At pres
ent, for instance, there are six ad
ministrators, six disbursing officers
and six project engineers. Under the
new plan just one of each will be
employed, with headquarters in Eliza
Mrs. C. P. Wales is now adminis
trator for the Edenton office; W. E.
Baker, project engineer and Minton
Dixon, disbursing officer. Mrs.
Thomas O’Berry will make the ap
pointments for the new set-up, but
late Wednesday her choice had not
been known. It is expected that the
change will be made by the first o
the year. It is likely, however, that
( in Edenton will be placed one or two
ca&eTlPOfkefS- and possibly clerical
Electric Signal To Be
Placed At Crossing
’ According to a letter received by
Mayor E. W. Spires from W. Vance
i Baise, acting state highway engineer,
an electric signal will be placed at
• the Norfolk Southern grade crossing
just beyond North Edenton. As this
i work is being done by railroad com
s panies, Mr. Baise was unable to state
i a definite time when the signal would
■ be put into operation, but feels as
sured that within a reasonable time
the necessary installation will be
1 made at this point by the Norfolk,
i Southern Railroad.
| George Dail Sent To
Goldsboro To Work
George I. Dail, North Carolina
State patrolman, who has been sta
tioned in Edenton for the past three
years, left Wednesday for Goldsboro,
to which place he has been trans
; ferred. Taking Mr. Dail’s place
here is Patrolman Arnold, who
comes from Greenville.
Mrs. Dail, who is employed in
County Agent N. K. Rowell’s office,
will remain in Edenton for the pres
ent. During their stay in Edenton
the Dails have won a host of friends,
who regret the transfer of Mr. Dail.
Chowan Red Cross Roll Call
Needs 33 Members For Goal
In anticipation of reaching the (250
mark, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, chairman
of the Chowan chapter of the Red
Cross, has not closed the Annual Roll
Call which was supposed to end on
Thanksgiving Day. She is of the
opinion that some may not have been
solicited who would like to Join this
worthy cause. To date the drive has'
netted (217 which includes both white
and colored members, as well as two
sustaining memberships of (6.00 each
and a donation of (2.00. If there are
those who desire to Join they should
send their membership fee ((1.00) to
Mrs. Pruden or to the worker in their
locality. No report has been receiv
ed from the county workers.
The chapter la very anxious to
reach the (260 mark, and only 43
dollar donations will put the drivo
“over the top."
Following are the names of those
who Joined the Red Cross during the
Canvasser—Mrs. P. S. McMullen:
Mrs, H. C. Privott, Mr* P. S. Mc-
Mullan, Cliff Satterfield, Mrs. H. M.
S. Cason, R. D. DUon.
Canvasser—jfnr. W. O. Elliott, Jr.:
J. L. WigKjds, Mrs. Walter White,
Mrs. Prudm, Mrs. G. K. Attack,
Arrangements Completed For
Election On Cotton Measure
Henry C. Goodwin Shot
While On Hunting Trip
Henry C. Goodwin, prominent Cho
wan County farmer, was seriously
injured Tuesday afternoon when he
was accidentally shot while accom
panying a party of bird hunters in
the Brayall section of the county.
Mr. Goodwin received a full load ot
shot at close range which penetrated
his body from the waist up. His
most serious injury affected his right
eye, the sight of which he probably
will lose. He was taken to Dr. Kim
mon in Norfolk, an eye specialist,
The accident occurred about 3:30
Tuesday afternoon when Mr. Good
win was directing Fred Smith, W. S.
Privott, Jr., and Caleb Goodwin on a
quail hunting trip. He was in the
rear of the party and as Mr. Smith
quickly turned and shot, the victim
was directly in the path of the dis
Mr. Smith was greatly affected by
the accident and Mr. Goodwin was
said to be getting along as well as
could be expected as the Herald went
Scoutmaster Ready For
Boy Scout Applications
John W. Graham, the newly named
scoutmaster in Edenton, is now ready
to receive applications for member
ship in the Edenton Boy Scout troop.
Up to yesterday 10 applications had
been made by boys, and it is expect
ed the quota will soon be reached.
It is the purpose of Mr. Graham to
organize only two patrols of eight
members each, with boys of Scout
.■experience having- -tks--Ere?e?ericer
Any boy desirous of joining the Boy-
Scouts should get in touch with Mr.
Graham in his office in the Bank of
At a meeting held recently with
committees from the Rotary Club
and the Ed Bond Post Frank Holmes
was named as assistant scoutmaster.
It is hoped to have another meeting
either the latter part of this week
or the first of next week, when
further plans of organization will be
discussed. It is expected the local
troop will affiliate with the Norfolk
group of the national scout organiza
Successor Named For
Miss Nelle Caldwell
Miss Rebecca Colwell, who has been
teaching home economics in the
Sampson County schools for seven
years, has been named to succeed
Miss Nelle Caldwell, Chowan County
home demonstration agent, who will
be married December 26th. The se
lection was made by Mrs. Jane S.
McKimmon, State home demonstra
tion agent, and Miss Pauline Smith,
Miss Colwell, who is very highly
recommended, is expected the latter
part of this month to take up her
duties among the women of the
County. Her ratification by the
County Commissioners is regarded as
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I C. A. Ashby, Mrs. E. R. Conger, Mrs.
i C. S. Vann, Mrs. R. C. Holland, Mrs.
i William Badham, Miss Mary Pruden,
Miss Margaret Pruden, Mrs. S. W.
Taylor, S. W. Taylor.
Canvasser—Mrs. Earl Goodwin:
Mrs. W. A. Graham, Mrs. W. O. El
liott, Sr., Mrs. J. H. Conger, Mrs. J.
A. Moore, Mrs. H. G. Wood, H. G.
Canvasser— Mrs. W. J. Daniels:
W. M. Wilkins, J. C. Leary, W. J.
Harris, J. C. Dail, Willie Crummy,
W. J. Daniels, Mrs. Graham By
rum, Mrs. T. J. Etheridge, Mrs. Wood
Privott, Mrs. R. R. Roper, Mrs. W.
E. Bond, Mrs. Lilly Bond.
Canvasser—Mrs. S. M. Morris:
Mrs. James Boyce.
Canvasser—Mrs. George Mack: S.
Hobowaky, Mrs. S. E. Morris, T. C.
Byrum, Lyn Byrum, Mrs. Cedi By
rum, C. R. Lee, Wilmington, N. C.,
Earl Goodwin, W. S. Privott, Sr., Dr.
Wallace Griffin, O. M. Elliott, John
Elliott, Mrs. Henry Jenkins, Mi3B
Emma Byrum, Mrs. Lee Moore.
Canvasser—Mrs. J. G. W6od, Jr.:
Mts. Thomas Elliott, Mrs. J. H.
Holmes, Mrs. J. G. Wood, Jr., J. G.
Wood, Miss Sophie Wood. I
Canvass^— Miss Katharine feg-
I MAIL EARLY! j
k :— *
The usual suggestions have been
sent out by the post office depart
ment regarding Christmas mailing.
There will be no mail delivery Christ
mas day, Tuesday, December 25, and
the department urges mailing to be
done early to insure delivery before
The local post office will make
every effort to handle the Christmas
mails without congestion and delay,
but owing to the enormous volume
this can be done only with the co
operation of the public.
Circulars have been distributed by
the local office giving information
regarding mailing of packages during
the holiday season.
Supt. John A. Holmes
John A. Holmes, superintendent of
the Edenton Administrative Unit, in
appreciation of the support given the
Edenton High School football team
during its championship drive, has
sent the following letter to the
December 4, 1934.
Mr. J. Edwin Bufflap, Editor,
The Chowan Herald,
Edenton, N. C.
My Dear Buff:
We wish to take this opportunity
to thank the press for its uniform
courtesy and its generous donation of
space in supporting our high school
We are not unmindful that a part
of our success is due the public for
its whole-hearted support throughout
" eason ' support we are
speak its continuance.
While our thanks go to -the entire
citizenship we want especially to
thank Mayors E. W. Spires and Je
rome Flora of Elizabeth City for
organizing this support. We also
want to thank Mr. John Graham, who
headed the committee that made it
possible for our cheerio squad to at
tend the final game at Chapel Hill.
On behalf of the football team we
want to thank Mr. James Oglesby
for giving each player a cleaning and
pressing job for a suit and also the
Edenton Case for a free turkey din
ner to each member of the squad.
JOHN A. HOLMES.
Miss Madge Pettus
In Greenville Hospital
Latest reports from the Greenville
hospital are to the effect that Miss
Madge Pettus is getting along as
well as could be expected.
Miss Pettus was painfully injured
last Friday enroute to the football
game at Chapel Hill when the car in
which she was riding skidded on the
wet highway and ran into a deep
culvert. Her left arm was broken
as well as the right collar bone frac
tured and other bruises. The acci
dent occurred near Robersonville,
where she received first aid before
being taken to Greenville.
In the car with Miss Pettus at the
, time were Mrs. R. P. Badham, her
son, Dick, Jack Badham and a colored
chauffeur. Miss Pettus, however,
was the most seriously hurt.
FULL BOARD PRESENT AT
The Chowan County Commission
ers held their monthly meeting Mon
day morning with a full board pres
ent as follows: Julien Wood, chair
man, J. A. Webb, W. H. Winbome,
A. D. Ward and A. C. Boyce.
The regular standing orders were
passed for help in support. A dona
tion of $5 was ordered paid to the
Caswell Training School at Kinston.
The treasurer was ordered to pay
610,000 bonds due July 1, 1932 and
interest to December 1, 1934, and
coupons due January 1,1935, amount
ing to $6,647.83, including exchange
•f one year’s interest on $6,000 past
due bond due January 1, 1936.
Hie weekly luncheon of the Eden
ton Rotary Club was held today at
1:00 o’clock at the Parish House.
The program was in charge of the
Classification Committee, of which
O. H. Brown is chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. John 'JDobson on
Tuesday night became the proud par
ents of j a bouncing bqg. Both
thii newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
$1.25 Per Year
Cotton Farmers Must
Vote Between 9 and
5 On Dec. 14
Plans were completed Wednesday
in the office of N. K. Rowell for the
election to be held Friday, December
14 to decide whether or not the
Bankhead cotton act shall continue in
force for next year (June 1, 1935, to
May 31, 1936). Continuance of the
Bankhead act means that a tax will
continue to be levied on the ginning
of cotton in excess of an allotment
made to meet the probable market
If the Bankhead act is to continue
in operation in the next crop year
the secretary of agriculture must
first find that two-thirds of the per
sons who have the legal or equitable
right as owner, tenant, share-cropper,
or otherwise to produce cotton on any
cotton farm, or part thereof, in the
United States for such crop year
favor a levy of a tax on the ginning
of cotton in excess of an allotment
made to meet the probable market
Cotton farmers must decide wheth
er, in their opinion, the adjustment of
cotton production under the voluntary
contracts is sufficient to meet the re
quirements of the present emergency.
Cotton farmers have had one sea
son’s experience with the type of
control embodied in the Bankhead
act. Numerous difficulties, obviously,
have been encountered.. It is reason
able to expect that, with more latitude
in the act for the coming year, many
of these difficulties can be avoided.
But it is for the cotton farmer to
The voting places for Chow n
County, and those in charge of t’.e
House, in charge
T. Hobbs and W. A. Harr ell.
f Yeopim Township —At Yeopim
( school, in charge of J. E. Brabble,
, W. J. Goodwin and J. C. Boyce.
Middle Township—At Z. W. Evans'
office, in charge of L. W. Belch, W.
H. Winbome and C. A. Haste.
} Upper Township—At G. A. Hollo
' well’s store, in charge of A. D. Ward,
j E. G. Blanchard and E. N. Elliott. '
3 Ballots have been received by Mr.
Rowell which will be sent to the vari
ous voting places, where a list of
eligible voter.: will be on hand to
check off the voters as they receive
The time for voting is 9 a. m. to
5 p. m., and upon completion of the
[ vote ballots will be counted by the
county committee, from where the
, results wiH be sent tc Raleigh.
; j The ballots are very s'mple, two
3 squares appearing thereon captioned
“Yes” and “No.” Any voter desir
-1 ing to continue the Bankhead act
1 Should mark an X in the “Yes”
. square, and those opposed to the mea
; sure should mark the “No” square,
1 Masons To Have Past
! Masters Night Tonight
; Past Masters’ Night will be observ
ed at the meeting of Unanimity
; Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., tonight
r at 8 o’clock. This affair is always
1 looked forward to with a great deal
, of pleasure by Masons, when the va
rious stations and places are filled by
A. S. Hollowell, master of Unani
-1 mity Lodge, is very anxious that a
large number of the members attend
this meeting, stating yesterday that
refreshments will be served.
It is expected that F. F. Muth, who
was recently made an honorary mem
ber of the lodge, will preside over the
METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS
The Board of Christian Education
of the Methodist Sunday School met
Monday night at the home of the
pastor, Rev. W. F. Walters, on Gale
street. Various Sunday School mat
ters were discussed, as well as plana
made for an attractive Christmas
Those present were Rev. and Mrs.
W. F. Walters, J. W. Cates, Fred
Smith, Mrs. S. X. Stephenson, Mrs.
G. A. Helms and J. Edwin Bufflap.
TO SELL SCHOOL PROPERTY
Superintendent W. J. Taylor has
been instructed to advertise the fol
lowing property of the Board of Edu
cation for sale:
Hurdles school house and site.
Walnut Hill school site^gtf
Green Hall old schoo^