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Dec. 27, 1934, edition 1 /
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Volume I—Number 18.
P Make Many Happy
Special Services Held In
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f Christmas was happily observed m
Edenton. With many families uiiiu-d j
for the holidays, pleasant weather ,
and a more optimistic view of things j
in general, the spirit of the day was
apparent on almost every turn. There
were few arrests over the celebra
tion, and of especial mention was the
sane manner in which fireworks were
used this year. Quite a number of
the fireworks were shot, but for the
most part were on premises or along
the street away from automobiles
and pedestrians. The police hadn’t
received a complaint about fireworks
which was in contrast with last year's
, pre-Christmas celebration.
The business section was in holiday
attire, the vari-colored lights and
decorated trees apparently aiding in
spreading the Christmas spirit among
the throngs of shoppers who crowded
the stores up until a late hour Christ
mas eve. Merchants as a whole en
joyed a good Christmas trade.
Much interest prevailed in out-door
Christmas decorations this year, City-
Council as an incentive to this form
of decorating, offering cash prizes
for the best out-door display.
Many of the dance-goers attended
1 the Christmas eve dance in the Arm-
L ory which was very well attended and
churches contributed to the
by having special services,
Christmas was observed
KfjHday morning at the Baptist
BBpMhh when a large number of gifts
to be distributed among
in the community. X"
were held on Christmas day.
HHg. Paul’s Episcopal Church a
jpißßght service was held Christmas
pWe. This was an unique service, be-
conducted with only the lights
■back of the pulpit being lighted.
Special Christmas hymns were sung.
atMe conclusion of which the Holy.
was administered to a
number in attendance. A sei-
also held at 11 a. m. Chri.-t-
Sunday night a white Cbrist-
in connection with wild
was rendered. The a flair at-
a large crowd and proved
creditable and appmpriati
|H|Htainnient. A service was
■■Hat 10:30 Christmas morning, at
of which the Lord',
the Service League of Si.
Church conducted their stock-
H|Hunil whereby gifts were < u-i
--||H among the needy of the com-
H|Hy. Various other organizations
BHHise distributed Christmas pres-
HBHand all in all folks appeared all
happy in trying to make
HBistmas Tree Winner
HHiounced Next Week
■BHiy inquiries have been made to
as to who won the prizes
best decorated out-door
tree in Edenton. Cash
HHwerc offered before Christma-
BHEIHt Council, who turned the
to the Garden Clul>.
HH club appointed a committee
■■maib an inspection of the vari-
and will turn over theii
H|Hb Mayor E. W. Spires upon his
BHHIto the city. Due to the Mayor
■■ out of town the winners could
»He learned as the Herald went
but will be published in
H COSTEN OF GATESVILLE:
Hhßes after brief illness
MHw. Costen, Sr., 61, of Gatesville,
BHHat his home Saturday night fol-
Hg an illness of just a few days.
BHHras one of the most outstanding
HMBers of Gates County and had
Hnaßy friends in Edenton. On several
Occasions. Mr. Costen spoke in the
Hocal Methodist Church during the
■pastor’s vacation, he being a lay
Reader of the Elizabeth City District.
RaNY ATTEND MISS ALICE
, CHRISTMAS PARTY
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_ B on Christmas
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Farmers Vote For
('or-lii;uc-d Co n tro!
Tiie tremendous majoiitie. given
i tee Bankhead act and the K-rr-
Sniith act in the recent refii-f-r.dum.-
; are clear cut indication.- of w! at the
' crop adjustment programs have
; done for North Carolina farmer-,
i says Dean !. O. Schaub, of State
Such an endorsement, he points out,
could come only from farmers who
believe the programs have played an
important role in rural rehabilitation
ami who expect similar benefits in
By increasing prices and distribut
ing benefit payments to growers who
signed contracts, the Dean says, the
adjustment programs have increased
the 1934 income of North Carolina
farmers approximately $120,000,000
above their income in 1933.
He ascribed the success of the cot
ton and tobacco adjustment programs
to the fact that the cooperation of
every grower was secured. Complete
cooperation is necessary, he says, to
make such a program really effec
“In the past,” he says, “a number
of attempts have been made to regu
late production so as to control
prices, but they always failed be
cause non-cooperating growers offset
the work done by those who did co
operate. North Carolina fanners are
not interested in such half-way mea
sures; they want something that gets
Unofficial returns show that 117,361-
growers voted for continuance of the
Bankhead act in 1935 and that the
tobacco farmers polled a heavy ma
jority for the Kerr-Smith act.
In the Bankhead poll, Schaub ex
plains, one vote was counted for each
farmer who cast a ballot, but in the
Kerr-Smith referendum the votes
were counted according to the num
ber of acres controlled by each voter.
Floyd Bufflap Injured
In Automobile Wreck
Only one automobile accident oc
curred, in Edenton. over. Christmas,
this being a wreck near the county
i line on the Edenton-Hertford road i:
which Floyd and Lance Bufflap fig
ured, They were driving toward
Edenton when a car going toward
Hertford sideswiped their car, throw
ing it into a ditch. The Hertford
car contained a number of boys and
girls who were returning home from
Aside from a few slight bruises,
no one was hurt except Floyd Bufflap.
who was badly cut about the face and
neck, when he was thrown against
the windshield by the impact. He
lost a considerable amount of blood
before he could reach a physician by
the severing of an artery and vein
near the left temple. Lance Bufflap
and the occupants of the other car
were only slightly bruised or shaken
up. Both cars were damaged, with
the Bufflap car receiving the worst
of the bargain.
FOUR EDENTON ACES CHOSEN
FOR EAST-WEST TITLE GAME
Edenton’s championship football
team will furnish four players in the
east-west game to be played in Mor
ganton on New Year’s day. The sou;
players chosen to participate in this
game are Paul and Worth Spencer,
Vernon Spruill and Richard Roger
son, who have left for the western
part of the State to prepare for the
CHRISTMAS SEAL RESULT
NOT YET COMPLETED
Due to some of the canvassers not
sending in their report, Miss Emma
Byrum, chairman of the Christmas
Seal Sale for Chowan County, was
unable to state today how many of
the seals were sold during the drive.
She i 3 very anxious to make out her
report, so convassers are urged to re
port to her as soon as possible.
NEW SCHOOL BUS ARRIVES
The new school bus for the Chowan
County administrative unit arrived
here late last week. The new bus, a
Dodge with a 19 foot body will be
used in upper Chowan County.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Byrum and
family, of Sunday
as the T. D.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 27, 1934.
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Officers Installed For |
Local Masonic Lodge
Officers for Unanimity Lodge, No.
7, A. F. & A. M. f for the ensuing
year were installed at the regular
meeting of the lodge Thursday night
with Past Master E. T. Rawlinson
conducting the installation ceremony j
and R. E. Leary acting as marshal.
The elected officers installed were
Master—W. C. Bunch.
Senior Warden—J. A. Curran.
Junior Warden—W. M. Wilkins.
Treasurer—C. H. Wood.
Secretary—J. Edwin Bufflap.
The officers appointed by Mr.
Bunch, the new master, were also in
stalled and were as follows:
Senior Deacon—G. A. Helms.
Tiler—T. B. Williford.
Junior Steward—J. E. Jackson.
Orphanage Committee—E. T. Raw
Post Card Committee—J. Cam
Publicity Committee —„J. Edwin J
Auditing Committee —-J. A. Cut ran. I
C. A. Boyce and R. E. Law.
The new officers expressed- the tic-'- j
sire of cooperation from the men.--,
bership to the end that the old iodgi
can maintain the record it has mad..- 1
in past years.
Meeting Next Week
A goodly number of Rotarian-; at
tended the weekly luncheon of the
Club Thursday noon in the Parish
House. There was no program ar
ranged, the members taking part in
a general round table discussion.
At the meeting next Thursday
Senator Lloyd Griffin is scheduled to
explain various phases of legislation
which will likely come up in the next
meeting of the General Assembly. A
large crowd is expected to hear this
important program and President
Charlie Wood hopes for a 100 per
PLASTERING IN POST OFFICE
RECEIVES COAT OF PAINT
Painters this week completed paint
ing the plastering of the Edenton
post office, The section painted is of j
light buff and cream and makes a
very attractive interior. The paint
ers left here this week for Tarboro,
where they will do similar work.
MISS ELLIOTT ENTERTAINS
Miss Margaret Elliott delightfully
entertained at a buffet supper at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miles Elliott in honor of the Shaw-
Winborne wedding party and out-of
town guests, immediately following
the rehearsal on Christmas evening.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Boyce, of
Portsmouth, Va., spent the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D.
Boyce, near Icaria.
M'sa Olia Jacobs of New Bern is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. George Lassi
ter at the Hinton Hotel.
The code that might help the most
in these days/ \s the one that Moses
brought.. uOwn from Mount Sinai.—
[ Hertford County fierald.
! Citizens Bank Sold
At Bid Os $12,500
The Citizens Bank building, fix
tures and furniture were sold at pub
lic auction at the Court House door
on Saturday, December 22nd. The
sale was conducted by W. S, Privott
j Sr., for W. O. Crump, the liquidating
agent for the closed bank.
The bank building and fixtures
were bid in by R. E. Cochran of Cho
wan County at a bid of $12,500. W.
S. Privott, Jr., was highest bidder for
the furniture at SIOO.
The auctioneer then offered to sel
the property as a whole, but was uti
able to better the bid.
The bids will stand for 10 days so:
the purpose of raising them if de
sired. The sale, however, is subject
to the approval of the commissionet
of banks and judge of the Superio:
J Dates Set For C ivil
The United States Civil St'cyict
I C'unrni.'.'ion has 'announced open 'coin
| petitive examinations as iVTows:
Engineering draftsman, variou
! grades, 81.801) to $2,600 a year, so:
j work on ships. .’.Optional bruncht-.-
are: Ship piping, ship ventilation
marine engines and boilers, and elec
Scientific aid (graphic arts), sl,N(il
a year, National Museum, Smithson
iar. Institution, Washington, 1). C.
Senior industrial economist, $4,601
a year, industrial economist, $3,800 ;
year, associate industrial economist
$3,200 a year, Division of Labor Stan
dards, Department of Labor.
Assistant financial economist, $2,
600 a year, assistant financial exam
iner, $2,600 a year, Securities and Ex
The closing date for receipt of ap
plications for these examinations is
January 14, 1935.
The salaries named are subject t<
a deduction of not to exceed 5 per
cent during the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1935, as a measure of econ
omy, and also to a deduction of 3 1-2
per cent toward a retirement annu
Eull information may lie obtain'd'
j front the Secretary of tire United
I States Civil Service Board of Exam
iners at the post office or custom
house in any city which has a post
office of the first or second class, o:
from the United States Civil Service
Commission, Washington, D. C.
ERROR IN GOODWIN AD
A mistake appeared in the adver
tisement of Mrs. G. W. Goodwin in
advertising the sale of farming equip
ment on the Shannonhouse place on
the Edenton-Hertford road. The sale
was advertised for Saturday, Decem
ber 28, which should have read Fri
day, December 28. The date was cor
rect, but inadvertently the wrong
day was printed.
Mr. and Mrs. George Jammers of
Chicago, one of the Scholl Foot Ease
Company managers, were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. George Lassiter at the
Hinton Hotel Christmas week. They
were accompanied by George Jacobs,
of Chicago, who is a brother of Mrs.
Lassiter. They left Tuesday after
noon by automobile for their homes
Large Crowd Witness
Stream Line Train
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Baptist S. S. Workers
Meet Janua-’y ! To -*
The;Southern Baptist s milay ciioed
coivv.-r.tii-n will m< el ::i Rnl kg' l
.... ■ : i,« •!. i-a mi - ling o!
work- i- i.-f the Bapti.-t Sunday on - .-
»f the whole Southland and 1- i r’<-
ni-inf.-t to Kdc-liti It this great bod;
hits - rh< t. %sy of tlic denom:;: ;i
ations bc-t speakers will be on the
program, including l)r. I. .J. Van X<
j of Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. W. L. j
White of Fort Worth, Texas.
George W. Lassiter, moderator of i
the Chowan Association, who is chair
man for the delegation from this
group, urges every pastor and Sunday
school superintendent to act as or ap
point a chairman and a vice chairman
in every Sunday school in the associa
tion to arrange to go. The close prox
imity of the meeting affords many in
this section the opportunity to attend
this great body of Sunday school
workers, and Mr. Lassiter is very an
xious that the largest delegation evet
to attend any convention will attend
from the Chowan association.
He suggests parties to be made up
in automobiles, thus cutting down ex
-1 penses, or for those who cannot make
road. Reservations for rooms in Ral
suclt arrangements to use. bus or ra!l
eigh can be made by writing Mr. Las
siter at Edenton or H, B. Branch,
Chamber of Commerce, Raleigh.
Leggett & Davis Drug
Store Awards Prizes
A great deal of interest prevailed
this year in the contest for prizes
given to boys and girls by Ix-ggett &
Davis drug store for votes secured on
purchases and many paid on account.-.
The prizes, all substantial and much
desired by children at this time of the
year, were awarded just before Christ
mas, and needless to say 'each recipi
ent was very well pleased.
There were 16 prizes given, eight V
girls and eight to boys, which were
decided from a long list of conte
i ants. The winners follow, in order of
Martha Contvr. Helen V . f ■
X ory V. no.;. Ga.'oiyil l-.ili..tt. Ri L .-v
Swantirr. Grace Wilkins and •!.: u-e '.i.
Boys—Gilliam Wood, Jas].er Ua--
sell, .Maurice Bunch. Jr.. Logan L Lot:
Thomas Shepard,' Stott Hart'' l
George Alma By! uni and West By
RED MEN CONTEST < LOSES
WITH MONDAY’S MEETING
The regular meeting of Chowan
Tribe of Red Men will be held on Mor
day night, this meeting being the las
in the attendance and '.membership
contest which has been in progress
during the past several weeks. Much
interest has been aroused in the tribe.
28 new applications having been re
ceived at the last meeting.
The meeting last week was called
off on account of the holidays.
LARGE CROWD ATTENDS
CHRISTMAS EYE DANCE
One of the most successful dative.-
of the year was held in the Armory
on Christmas evel when Paul Jones
ami his orchestra front Rocky Mount
furnished the music for alt unusually
large crowd. Proceeds from, the ham .
will be. used to help buy sweaters so:
members of the Edenton High schooi
championship football team.
SPECIAL MEETING OF FIRE
DEPARTMENT HELD TONIGHT
A special meeting of the Edenton
Fire department has been called for
Friday night at 8 o’clock by Chief
R. K. Hall. The purpose of this meet
ing is to discuss the annual firemen’s
banquet which will be held Tuesday
(New Year’s) night. Every member is
urged to attend.
LEAVE FOR NEW BERN
Ronald and George Jacobs, Jr.,
nephews of Mrs. George Lassiter,
left for their home in New Bern af
ter spending the Christmas holidays
VISIT AT HOTEL
Mrs. O. G. Edwards and sons, Wil
liam and Gray, of Spring Hope, spent
the Christmas holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. George Lassitefr at the Hinton
Hotel. Mrs. Ed-wa/ds is a sister of
I Mrs. Lassiter. /
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realize good results.
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;of the train tvSip Wu
A crowd of in.t* ■ -pettat .
| gathered at the station to watch, aav
j throngs .crowded, through .-to. get a
good look at. the. .. interesting ano
beautiful coach. The train remaine.
at the stat% n for something like half
an hour ami gave everybody time tv
Os the officials of the Norfolk
Southern on the car making the trit
were C. IV Dougan, general superin
tendent of the stream line; L. P
Wickersham, general superintendent
of the electric division; Robert Bob
bitt, road foreman of engineering:
Mr. Rue, chief claim agent, and a
number of engineers who are being
broken in. Mr. Peabody, of tile
American Car & Coach Company,
builders of the car, was also making
the run. . ..
Mrs, J, S. Riggs, wife of the con
ductor, and her three daughters.
Misses Hattie, Evelyn'arid Lila, writ
The car is 57 feet long and wli.
seat 33 passengers. It is built d
metal, consisting of Corten steti, .a
very light weight high, strength s' bo -
und aluminum alloy. It iis pow
with a 180-hbrse power Hail S f;
motor built into, a steel frame ui. or
the car. There is no machnierv
above the car except the front -
This car is the first of its kind. I;
made 74 ntiies an hour on the B. <V O
Railroad on the test. It will go uj
to a speed of 62 miles an hour fron
start in one minute, aw-.-iii’.fg t at
official of the car •vh.n was pre:--n!
1 when these tests re made. The
car hits one hui.-e a- ■' '. very
; 25i 1 pounds of v< ;.. :.
; c/in:orlable, a:;., «' , , *, ■_i
i In. lie ;; rc< t- ' • ia 'i e va: It
! While neit’n-r . i th . t’.-n ,ar- r.ev.
lin operation ,:u :•> run ■ this hraut':
j of the Norfolk > out hern a: pn -•■a:
it believed that they wilt everitii
, ally replace t e .mi trains tow ':.
The following from Edencon : ?t
--; to Mackey's 'on'the: new train, retn.
ing on the regular northbound tr;. >3
Clarence Leary, West Byr.um, C. A.
Boyce, W. S. Privott,.'.'Clyde I’riv.ott..
T, C. Byrum, George Harrell, G. A
Helms, Pugh Roberson and Hector
Nothing but the highest praise \va?
heard regarding the new train, both
us to comfort and speed.-
Legion And Auxiliary
Meet Jointly January 4
The regular meeting of L I l!on.
Post has been change-! :'r--m next
Tuesday night t,. i'- lay u : gbt. J:.:.-.:-
ary 4; due to New Y> arV day fa':.
on the first Tuesday . night u;’ : <•
month. The tut ■ • :g . Fri-.ay nigl:.t
will bo held; at -he Parish House d
j 7:-'a* o'clock, a a.,! -cltedlllo ito ti
! a joint affair '.. tit tlic Leg -r.
.Commander,\Y. \Y, Byfiim is very
anxious that all Legionnaires, as
well as members iof the Auxiliary..
attend, as very important matters
will be discussed. Refreshments
will be served and a delightful pro
gram should furnish a pleasant even
ing for all.
SMALL CROWD PRESENT AT
MASS MEETING FRIDAY
Only a few, but very wjich mtew^
ed people, attendtgjgp mass meetfac
last Friday night jin Gm Court House.
’ The meeting waa.lii charge of Floyd L
’ White, manag«p f pf, the national re
. employment here. Major A. L.
Fletcher, commissioner of labor, of
Raleigh was expected to speak but
was unable to eome.
Mr. Whit* rehearsed some of the
l good accomplished by the re-employ
] ment service and explained the advan
i tages of leaving thr service as now
f' constituted rather t.ian turned over to
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