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WSand county newt
me fa.—Number 1.
biel Hintoh Under
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A. Lovejoy Takes
Erge With Plan For
Hinton is now undjer
■jujagcment, C. A. Lovejoy.
Bit of the Lovejoy Hotel sjfs-
Ktking charge January 1. r-
Ly is from Clarksville, Temtes
■here/he owns the Hotel Mjont
also operates the pon
§£■* Evansvillv, Indiana, and
■■of other hotels are Hi 1 ;'- 3 ''
■ot him to take-over h-'-fses.
■Brejoy will remain in p : : en '
effects his organization
HBiich he will travel in in-
the hotel! he controls. Ihe
■ of the Hotel be
■ Hroome i tral:
’ an rae
to be rear-
WSmB&O * BRed in colonial <le
:7 'V BTith the historical
’W Bi Edenton. The re-
IShRIV is -ery fentb" -■■■'T
■»pects oi aaKing the
* ■ W headquarters for travel
■liul tourists, and hopes to
BHKhe civic center of the com-
HHBor any legitimate social
818 Special inducements will
f'Vt-Bfor bridge luncheons, dinner
■■■and banquets. A special
business men and busi-
WgEMn will be served in the
room dal *y except Sunday
Ktto popularize the hotel.
will be launched
* ■attractive literature
' ■hotel and Edenton will
lillliSfßfrom Florida to New
tourists to stop in
> n taking over the
Bde the following statement;
gre&Bve Edenton is a logical
||||Ba hotel serving a large tour
■|Band we aim to make their
l||B>lea.sant that they will re
■ Ben longer than they antici-
Hwiy this means a certain
tourist money will be spent
■[■ich otherwise would benefit
in other towns. We af e ,
HBirous that the hotel really be-
hotel, rendering a
service to this section. !*;!
aim to have a uni<J u&
PBroperly fitting ifito the f is
■■etting of Edenton. I believe
ton can be. made attractive
? B< comjSfSnd the attention of
■BLgtf&er of tourists.”
Pfßlso Mr. Lovejoy’s intention to
HBthe name of the Hotel in the
EBture in an endeavor to link
Bawith former well known
operated on the
■Scouts Name New
officers For Patrols
of the recen£ I ’£f*
of John W. Graham,
|Bek, two patrols were formed
Edenton troop, the Beaver
&f. Officers for these patrols
Er Patrol leader, William
B; assistant, Wendell Copeland.
B—Patrol leader, George Lane;
Bat, Edmund Forehand.
Bos Davi3 wa* elected as scribe
id Pictures Booked
■for TayUr Theatre
Bppinesa Ahead, headed by the
B|r Dick Powell, is the picture
| shown at the "aylor Theatre
B and Friday.
in the Tajor’s program
Kt remainder of th week is Tom
B in “Unoccupied Lndit,” Satur
■ which is the u.ial western
Monday and T&sday, Rob
gKgng is co-starred I with Bett y
BL in “The Band / J lays Oni”
Wednesday the muc 1
L picture, Cat ’
TOE CHOWAN HERALD
< A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
sfcfes Os Local Parties
/ Br ee^s New Year 1935
Speral New Year’s Eve parties
we is | given in Edenton, celebrating
the coming of the year 1935. One of
the most colorful holiday parties of
the season was the New Year’s eve
pa. ’ey given by Dr. and Mrs. W. 1.
Ha t, Jr., at their home on Colonial
Sqiare. Open house was held from 9
t 4 12 o’clock during which over a
hujdred guests attended.
tiss Kathryn Holmes also enter
taied several members of the young
er et at a Watch Party at her home
on last Water Street. As (.no mid
nigh approached the your.g people
we®med the new year by .shooting
1 Large crowd was entertained at
a Itw Year’s eve party by Thomas
Wdtl at his home at “Athol.”
vf ses Mary and Elizabeth Moore
weri hostesses to their friends at a
! dinn,. party Monday night given at
1 the oni e of their parents, Mr. and
; Mrs.f # A. Moore, on West King St.
i Thos present included: Miss Helen
5 Badl. m> Miss Neva Gan Roper, Miss
i Nelsj Powell, Miss Francis Pettus,
- John-jraham, Bryan Grimes, Dr. W.
* A. Gjham, Robert Smith, Davie
1 War\j ( Murray Whi chard. Jr., Mr.
i- and rs _ George C. Wood, Mr. and
a Mrs. u ij en Wood.
% Eat-West High School
- G%e Ends In 0-0 Tie
1 All-Star east and west football
1 ? alfl played at Morganton on New
1 jj a y resulted in a 0-0 tie, the
r K*® being played on a wet field be
-1 fore, crowd estimated at "about 1000.
?ar Edenton Aces were used on
; the Gbstar east squad including
r P au and Worth Spencer, Vernon
®P r, ll Richard Rogerson. All
i * oul played their respective positions
1 occ 'ti«d on the championship Eden
. * on earn, Rogerson at end, Spruill at
1 Worth Spencer at halfback
r Spencer, fullback,
i Paul Spencer was selected as cap
ain of the eastern team and made an
, excellent talk over Station WBT,
' fjharlotte, on New Year’s eve. All
| 'our of the Aces are said to have giv
e a very good account of them
’ s !ves in this game, the proceeds of
"lich went to charity.
folored Children Will
Use Yeopim School
j" i The Board of Trustees of the
, Edenton Graded Schools met Wednes
day afternoon, at which time the
Jjnost important business transacted
. was the decision to use the abandon
d Yeopim school house as a school
, or colored school children. The
, now used by the colored
r \jldren is unfit for use and it appar
-s»tly was a case of either building a
} jew school house or using the Yeopim
i l)istrict Auxiliary Meet
e | In E. City January 11
\( The First District meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary will be
eld at Elizabeth City, N. C., on
S 'riday, January 11th, at 2:15 P. M.
Mrs. Mr d. Shumway, Departmefit
Mrs. Norfleet McDowell,
First Area Vice President, and Miss
Aurelia Adams, State Secretary and
Treasurer, are expected to be pres
ent and be the chief speakers.
Mrs. M. P. Whichard, President of
the Edenton unit, and Mrs. O. B.
Perry, First District Committee Wo
man, are anxious that all who can
will go from this unit.
COUNTY SCHOOL TEACHERS
NOW HAVE ALL BACK PAY
School teachers in the County
schools were paid up in full for back
pay just before Christmas.
City teachers are hot quite so for
tunate, they still being due about one
month’s pay vfhich includes one-half
month for the 1931-32 session and
half month for the 1932-33 term. The
County back pay was on an eigbtr
month basis while the city teachers
taught nine months.
FRED SMITH ACCEPTS N[EW
POSITION IN DURHAM
Fred Smith, who has been working
in the insurance business here so:
several months, left JKdenton "Tuesday
for DRrhasr.'-'Mr. Smith has accept
ed with a new hardware
. finß opening a store in Durham,
■■e be aqd Mrs. Smith will reside.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 3,1935.
T.C. JONES, JR., FORMER
EDENTON CITIZEN, DIES
Passes. Shortly After
Contracting Case of
Many friends in Edenton were
shocked Tuesday at the receipt of
word that T. C. Jones, Jr., had died
in Portsmouth, Va., following a brief
attack of pneumonia. He was taken
sick on Thursday with a severe cold
which developed into pneumonia. He
died between 9 and 10 o’clock Tuesday
Mr. Jones, at the time of his death,
was manager of the Tidewater Hotel
in Portsmouth, Va. A number of
years ago he had charge of the Bay
View Hotel in Edenton, and was in
charge when the old hotel was rebuilt
into the present Hinton Hotel. From
Edenton he went to Cleveland, Tenn
essee, to operate a hotel from where
he went to Portsmouth, where he
has been located for the past four or
He is survived by his wife and
three children, one daughter, Mrs.
Ray Payne; and two sons, Leary and
T. C., Ill; also by one sister, Miss
Lena Jones, a member of the Eden
ton school faculty, and four brothers,
J. C. Jones, of Portsmouth; William
Jones, of Baltimore; F. V. Jones and
J. W. Jones, both of South Mills.
Funeral services were held today
(Thursday) at Brennan’s Funeral
Home in Portsmouth, with burial also
taking place in the same city. Naval
Lodge No. 100, A. F. & A. M., of
Portsmouth, conducted a Masonic
funeral, the deceased being a mem
ber of Unanimity Lodge of Edenton.
Rural Carriers Hold
District Meeting Here
The Rural Mail Carriers Associa
tion of the Albemarle District held
their semi-annual meeting Tuesday in
the Red Men’s Hall with J. C. Jen
nings, of Weeksville, president, pre
siding. Only routine business was
transacted, with interesting addresses
being .made by various members.
C. E. Kramer, the Edenton post
master, made the address of welcome,
which was responded to by W. C.
Chappell, of Belvidere. Edgar Mor
ris, Hertford postmaster, also made
an interesting talk.
Officers elected for the year includ
ed J. C. Jennings, president; C. B.
Parker, of Hertford, vice president;
W. H. Elliott, of Chapanoke, secre
tary and treasurer; W. J. Daniels, of
The next meeting will be held at
South Mills on May 30, Memorial
Day, unless decided otherwise in the
Miss Elizabeth Bush
Weds Lieut. Shelton
Friends will read with interest the
marriage of Miss Elizabeth Bush to
Lieutenant George Riley Shelton, of
Linn Rock, Alabama. The wedding
took place Saturday morning at 10:30
o’clock at the home of the bride’s
mother, Mrs. A. T. Bush, on Queen
Street, with Rev. E. L. Wells, pastor
of the Edenton Baptist Church, offi
ciating. Only immediate members of
the family and Ensign W. F. Dean,
who ,ar f ed ts best man. were present
at the wedding. "
Miss Bush, oldest daughter ©/ Mrs.
A. T. Bush, attended Meredith Col
lege from where she went to the Pea
body Conservatory of Music, at Bal
timore. She is a talented pianist.
Mr. Shelton, a graduate of the Uni
versity of Alabama, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Shelton, of
Linn Rock, Alabama, and i 3 employed
in the government Geodetic Survey.
The newlyweds left Edenton imme
diately afteethe wedding for Norfolk,
Va., where they took the boat for
New York to spend about a week.
From there .they will leave for Port
Arthur, Texas, to remain during the
month of January. About February 1
they will sail from San Francisco
for the Philippine Islands, where they
will be located for a period of two
MR. AND MRS. HENRY JENKINS
MOVE TO WASHINGTON, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Jenkins
moved from their apartment in the
Citizens Baak-hunumg Wednesday to
Washington, N. C., where Mr. Jen
kins has been transferred by the
State Highway Department.
Anne’s Beauty Salon, which is op
erated by Mrs. Jenkins, will continue
in business Jiere with Miss Cook in
mST ’ -
MRS. JUNIUS W. DAVIS
WINS FIRST PRIZE FOR
OUT DOO RJOECO RATIO N
Many Citizens Enter
Spirit of Outside
First prize of $5.00 for the most i
artistic outdoor Christmas decoration
in Edenton was awarded to Mrs.
Junius W. Davis, on King street. The j
second prize of $3.00 went to Mrs. J.
S. Davis on North Broad street, i
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Davis, however,:
have declined to accept the prize :
money, and returned the check to
These prizes were given by City
Council in an endeavor to stimulate
interest in outdoor decorating over
the Christmas holidays. The various
displays were inspected and the win
ners announced by a committee ap
pointed by the Garden Club.
The display at the home of Mrs. J.
W. Davis consisted of a beautiful
lighted circle appearing among the
ivy-covered chimney and two attrac
tive trees on the porch. Mrs. J. S.
Davis had a beautiful arch construct
ed over the porch entrance which was
attractively illuminated, and for
years her Christmas decoration has
caused much favorable comment.
Many others had beautiful displays
with honorable mention going to Mrs.
Ernest Jackson, Mrs. Alma M. Fore
hand, Mrs. Willie White, Mrs. Millard
F. Bond, Jr., Campen’s Jewelry
Store and Mrs. P. T. Owens.
In commenting on the decision of
the judges, Mayor E. W. Spires made
the following statement:
“We are certain that those who ar
ranged these beautiful decorations did
so as an evidence of their civic pride,
and not for the intrinsic worth or
value of the prizes offered.
“Therefore, I desire to thank, on
behalf of our town, every person who
placed these outside decorations and
to express the hope that this spirit
will be entered into by an even
larger number of citizens next Christ
Peanut Growers Urged
To Sign 1935 Contract
Farm Agent N. K. Rowell has sent
out information to all peanut pro
ducers relative to the peanut con
tract, urging them to get all data
together. The campaign will begin
as soon as meetings can be arranged.
The contract is simple, easy to fill
out and offers benefit payment which
■ should appeal to all farmers.
Farmers who did not grow peanuts
in 1933 or 1934 cannot sign a con
tract and it is not advisable for them
| to plant peanuts in 1935.
Land owners may sign contracts,
but they must have all of their 1935
peanut acreage covered by contract.
Share tenants may sign contracts by
having their landlord (land owner)
sign a statement of consent, or by at
, taching to the contract a copy of a re
, corded lease on the farm for the year
f 1935. It will be better to have the
. contract made in the name of the
i land owner, but all share tenants and
. share croppers producing peanuts in
! 1935 under contract, will share in the
■ benefit payment.
Farmers who grew peanuts in 1935,
< may sign contracts, but will not re
( ceive benefit payments. It is not
. necessary for share tenants or share
croppers to sign the contracts, with
the land owner.
’ - Contract signers will not be per
mitted to give assistance in work
. ing, harvesting, picking or stb?3Bv the
peanuts grown by a fanner whose
. crop is not covered by a contract. A
contract signer cannot pick peanuts
■ for a non-signer, nor can he provide
[ help or machinery to be used in con
nection with a non-signer’s peanut
Those growers who produced pea
■ nuts in 1934 and who sign contracts
for 1935 will receive SB.OO per ton on
; all of the peanuts produced on their
. land in 1934 or will receive $2.00 per
acre on the number of acres allowed
i to plant in 1935, whichever is greater,
r There will be no “rented acres” under
i the peanut contract, but each contract
signer agrees not to increase the acre
age in cash crops above the acreage
! in 1932 or 1933, except as permitted
, under other contracts or special rul
ings by the Secretary of Agriculture,
i If you expect to grow peanuts in
; 1935 be sure to sign a contract or
i have your land owner sign one coveA
ing your crop. The contract applies
: to the land on which peanuts have
beeh grown in 1933 and 1934, but
does not apply to the man who grew
: the peanuts.
i Measure your 1934 peanut acreage
(Continued on Page Four)
J < I
Census Is Under Way
New Home Agent
Starts Work Jan. 11
Miss Rebecca Colwell, the new home
demonstration agent, arrived in Cho
| wan County this week and has al
| ready held several meetings with
clubs, and is endeavoring to become
acquainted with club members and
| roads. Miss Colwell is very we”
: pleased with the interest apparent
among the various clubs and expects
j :r very successful year with the work.
Tuesday the new agent met wh
the Elmo girls and Enterprise womc
and Wednesday she met with the
Chowan girls and Ward women. Her
schedule for the remainder of the
Thursday morning, Oak Grove
| girls; afternoon, Center Hill women,
i Friday morning, Gum Pond and
Beech Fork girls; afternoon, Snow
Saturday will be spent in the office.
Next week Miss Colwell will attend
the farm and home agent’s confer
ence in Raleigh, which will necessi
tate cancelling her club meetings.
Officers Elected For
Local Red Men Tribe
Thirty-five candidates were voted
upon Monday night by Chowan Tribe
of Red Men at which meeting the
hall was crowded by members despite
the inclement weather. At this time
the attendance and membership con
test which has Been in progress for a
month or more came to a close with
Raleigh Hollowell and his workers
topping Joe Habit’s side for honors.
The climax of the contest will
come on Monday night, January 14,
when a supper will be served.
Officers for the new year were also
elected Monday night, which were as
Senior Sagamore—N. J. Goodwin.
Junior Sagamore—W. E. Baker.
Prophet—T. J. Wilder.
Collector of Wampum—A. S. Hollo
Keeper of Wampum—W. J. Daniels.
Chief of Records—Raleigh Hollo
Mr. Elliott appointed the following
as his co-workers for the year:
First Sannap—B. L. Knox.
Second Sannap—A. L. Sexton.
Warriors—Joe Habit, Clayton Holl
ow'd!, James Crummy and Ed Habit.
Braves—Worth Layden, L. E.
Francis, J. Wallace Goodwin, Willie
Guard of Wigwam Raymond
Guard of Forest—Ezell Ward.
Relief Chiefs—-N. J. Goodwin, J. H
Harrell, T. J. Wilder, G. E. Cillipher,
B. L. Knox.
Entertainment Committee Joe
Habit and James Crummy.
Trustees—J. H. Asbell, C. H. Bar
ber, Mike Kehayas, G. E. Cullipher,
and O. H. Brown, chairman.
Auditing Committee —G. E. Culli
pher, Percy Saunders and Johnny
The new officers will be duly in
stalled at the regular meeting Mon
86 Marriage Licenses
Issued During 1934
According to Maurice L. Bunch,
Register of Deeds for Chowan Coun
ty, the marriage license business is
svain coming into its own. During
1934 a tdW of 86 nCeft^es
were issued which is at least 25 per
cent more than any year for the past
PRESIDING ELDER TO PREACH
AT SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
Rev. J. H. McCracken, presiding
elder of the Elizabeth City District,
will preach in the Methodist Church
at the morning hour Sunday. Imme
diately after the service the first
quarterly conference will be held.
JOHN WHITE LEAVES MONDAY
FOR MEETING OF ASSEMBLY
John F. White, Chowan County’s
representative in the General Assem
bly, will return from Raleigh today
after a brief visit to the capital. He
expects to leave Edenton on Monday
prior to the session of the
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
The regular communication of
Unanimity Lodge will be held tonight
at 8 o’clock. This will be the first
meeting in charge of the new set of
Officers, and a good attendee
sired. - ‘ -v.
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realise good results.
$1.25 Per Year
About 25,000 Census
Takers to Secure Valu
Approximately 25,000 Federal
census employees yesterday began
the huge task of enumerating the
more than six million, farms and
ranches of the United States in what
is probably the most important agri
cultural census in the nation’s his
tory, according to a statement re
leased by Director William L. Austin,
Bureau of the Census, Department of
Commerce in Washington. Plans
call for the completion of the can
vass before the end of January.
“The fifteenth decennial census act,
approved June 18, 1929, directed that
a mid-decennial census of agriculture
be taken January 1, 1935, for the cal
endar year 1934,” Director Austin
said. “Because of the tremendous
upheaval in the great basic industry
of agriculture, due to the depression,
drought and other factors new farm
statistics are urgently needed in con
nection with, the government’s vast
“The earnest cooperation of the
farmer is necessary to the success of
this census, for it is one of the fed
eral activities designed primarily for
his benefit. However, the welfare of
agriculture affects all other indus
tries, directly or indirectly, and the
public generally. The statistics are
necessary not only for the ordinary
transaction of governmental business,
but also for allotment programs.
These programs range from the allo
cations of the Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration to the Federal
Emergency Relief and Farm Credit
Administrations. Indeed, the bene
fits expected to be derived from this
census are incalculable and will have
a marked influence on the future wel
fare of agriculture and the country as
a whole. At the completion of the
canvass every effort will be put forth
to make preliminary tabulation re
ports available at the earliest pos
“Due to the splendid cooperation
of newspapers, farm publications, ra
dio broadcasting stations, state and
county farm agencies and organiza
tions and educational institutions in
disseminating information concerning
the importance of the farm census
more than a million copies of the
sample schedule have been distribut
ed to farmers. Those who do not
have sample schedules are urged to
write to the farm census headquar
ters in their district, procure a copy,
study the questions and have their
records ready when the enumerator
“The bureau desires to call atten
tion to the law which provides that
the individual return made by each
farmer is an absolutely confidential
government report and to emphasize
the fact that no individual figures
will be used for taxation purposes nor
given to any tax official. All enum
(Continued on Page Four)
Auxiliary And Ed Bond
Bond Post Meet Jointly
A large number of Legionnaires
and members of the Legion Auxiliary
are expected to attend the joint meet
ing of the two organizations which
will be held in the Parish House on
An interesting program has been
arranged and refreshments will be
served. W.-W. Byrum, commander
of the Post, and Mrs. M. P. Whichard,
president of the Auxiliary, are very
that every member of each
group's this meeting.
JOINT FARMERS’ UNION HAST" —
MEETING AT CANAAN TEMPLE
The joint farmers’ union of Cho
wan and Perquimans counties met at
Canaan Temple church Friday to
map out plans for the coming year.
A very large attendance from both
counties were present. Many inspir
ing and practical addresses were giv
Those on the program were C. R.
Hudson, state agent, Rev. H. A. Trot
ter, R. C. Council, S. D. Mcßae and
others gave very helpful infonpation.
Mr: Hudson did not reach the meet
ing in time for the program.
MRS. LIVERMAN IMPROYUMH|
Mrs. H. W. JgSI
who lias been quite
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