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Volume ll—Number 46.
Edenton Plays First Elimination Game Friday
1936 Red Cross Drivel
Starts November 22
Postponed In Chowan
Due to United Chari
ties Campaign
Red Cross Activities Re
hearsed by Mrs. J. N.
Pruden, Chairman
The Red Cross campaign for mem l
bership ip the; annual roll, call for
C?howan County will begin on Friday,
November 22. . JThe opening of this
year’s drive was postponed from
November 11, due to the efforts of
the United Charities in: conducting a.
cwnpayn to raise funds for the aged
and helpless int the County, which
Mrs. J. N. Priiden, Chowan County
Red Cross chairman, did not
interfere with.
Smashing an all-time record in
disaster relief operations, the Amer
ican Red Cross in 1934-35 pushed up
ward to new heights in its service to
the people of the United States, says
Mrs. Pruden in a resume of the year’s
outstanding accomplishments. She is
also much elated over the year’s re
cord of Red Cross activities in Chow
an County, numbering among them
the formation of a course of hygiene
and care of the sick in the schools,
the distributing of yeast among suf
ferers of pellagra, furnishing a first
aid kit to colored schools as well
as keeping them filled with supplies,
sponsoring the home safety campaign
in the County and sending Charles
Wales to take a course in life saving.
This instruction, however, could not
be given by Mr. Wales this summer
because of the quarantine due to the
epidemic of infantile paralysis in the
State. This course, it is expected,
will be given next summer.
One hundred and sixty times, in 37
of the 48 states and three insular
territories, the Red Cross rushed re
lief into communities tom by hurri
cane, ravaged by devastating fires,
innundated by surging flood waters
or cringing beneath the blight of
Not in disaster work alone, how
ever, did the Red Cross press forward
in its service to humanity, Mrs. Pru
den added. Bedside nursing care by
Red Cross public health nurses shot
upward over 30 per cent; safety and
accident>prevention programs were
broadened; membership in the junior
organization rocketed; volunteers
throughout the nation produced :
million garments, and thousands of
veterans and service men, many un
aware of the government’s obligation
to them, obtained compensation and
claims through Red Cross home ser
Carrying out an early preduction
that lowered family incomes woukl
continue to make it impossible for
many families to obtain proper hos
pital care in cases of serious illness,
nursing care in homes increased 39
per cent. Special health projects
continued to cut great inroads Into
communicable and dietary diseases.
Thousands of children were immuniz
ed against diphtheria, and in the
south with its thousands of pellagra
sufferers, Red Cross Chapters distri
buted more than one hundred thous
and pounds of yeast to curb this dis
Likewise, the Chapter Chairman
continued, First Aid and Life Saving
programs were speeded up in an ef
fort to lessen the appalling number
of deaths from preventable accidents
occurring annually in the United
States. With the death toll for the
last fiscal year over the 100,000
mark, last minute arrangements for
a greatly enlarged accident preven
tion pjpgram are being rushed to
This campaign, Mrs. Pruden pre
dicted, is destined to become the
greatest contribution Red Cross has
ever made to public welfare.
Red Cross membership has ad
vanced steadily during the past two
years, keeping pace with this in
crease in service, and it is expected
that during the coming Roll Call
period the 5,000,000 membership goal
will be reached if not surpassed.
In conclusion Mrs. Pruden said:
"We are justly proud of these re
cord breaking .accomplishments, but,
as Admiral Grayson, Chairman of the
American Red Cross, pointed out in
a recent letter to your chairman,
_we must not be contend to sit back
rest on past mcordsN What we
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 14, 1935.
Vants new name
W. R. Horton Offers Prize of $5.00
To Person Who Suggests
Desirable Name
The name of the King’s Arms
Tavern will again be changed. This
decision has been made by W. R.
Horton, manager, who is offering
$5.00 as a reward to the person ‘
whose name is adopted by a- group
of distinterested judges. Mr. Hor
ton will give this prize of $5.00 to
the United Charities in the name of
the-peyson whose name is chosen!
Mr. Horton, incommenting on the
name of the hotel, said that although
■ rich- in historic value, he did not feel
that the present name has commer
cial value, which must be the first
consideration. He wants a name,
therefore, having commercial value
and at the same time be a name
which is featured in the history of
the county such as the name of a
prominent man or woman, a land
mark or famous occurrence that
would promote local history and at
the same time be of commercial use.
Three rules have been made for
this contest: First, the word “Hotel”
must be part of the name. Second,
the name must be easy to spell and
pronounce. Third, the name must
not include over three words, prefer
ably two.
Anyone who desires to enter this
contest is requested to deposit their
name for the hotel in a box at Leg
gett & Davis drug store before 6
o’clock Monday, November 18. The
suggested names will then be gone
over and a winner selected by the
judges, who will be as follows:
Mayor E. W. Spires, Richard D.
Dixon and John W. Graham. The
winner will be announced in next
week’s issue of The Herald.
Drive In Progress
For Charities Fun
The drive of the United Charitir
to secure funds to care for the un
employables in Chowan County dur
ing the winter months is now in pro
gress, with a few encouraging ad
vance reports coming in that canvass
ers have secured a generous response
from a number who have been solicit
ed. The entire county has been di
vided into four divisions, as well as a
colored division and a strong com
mittee appointed for each group.
These committees will canvass their
respective communities, completing
the work and reporting to W. J.
Berryman, general chairman of the
drive, today.
It is hoped that SI,OOO will be
raised during the drive as it is calcu
lated it will take this amount to
provide only the bare necessities of
life for this group of unfortunates
who have been remove/ from the
federal relief rolls and thrown upon
the county.
Rotarians Resume
Regular Luncheon
For the first time in three weeks
the Edenton Rotary Club will today
hold the Thursday noon luncheon,
this regular meeting having been
called off the two previous weeks
due to the entertainment of the
school teachers and the inter-city
meeting held in Hertford.
The program today will be in
charge of the Classification Commit
tee, composed of Fred Wood, John A
Holmes, M. W. Jackson and D. M.
Walter Mills Hurt
In Auto Wreck
Walter Mills, Quinn Furniture
Company employee, was painfully in
jured Saturday night when his right
shoulder was dislocated in an auto
mobile wreck on the Yeopim Road
at the/intersection of the old Hert
ford -Road, Nills was driving* the
Quinn truck toward Edenton and
collided with a car driven by Isaac
Felton, colored. Both machines were
considerably tom up.
Mr. Mills is improving, but is still
confined to his hoTne. ) <*
have done is only a drop in the
bucket compared to the great task
before us. It’s a big job, growing
bigger every day, and only through
the cooperation of the American
people can we put it over.” , ,
County Council Adopts
Many Goals at Meet
ing: Saturday
Requests the
Names of Capable
i Project Leaders
A; very successful meeting of the
Chowan County Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs was held at the
Hinton Hotel on Saturday, the at
tendance being far above the aver
age for these meetings. : The Club
executives planned at length the
club work for 1936 during which
home furnishings was voted to be
adopted as the major club project
during 1936 and 1937.
Mrs. A. D. Ward, president cf the
County Council, asked that each club
president send her the names of local
club members who would make good
county project leaders. She is also
desirous that the presidents state the
project in which each one is most in
terested and that this information is
sent as early as possible to the end
that the next year will result in more
Interest and greater accomplishments
in the various projects.
The Council also set a large num
ber of goals for the clubs during the
next year, a copy of which has been
sent to officers of each club.
As home furnishings will be the
major project next year, each club
will need two leaders and one alter
nate in this project; while other pro
jects will ‘require only one leader.
These should be appointed before
December as there will be a leaders’
school held the first of the month, to
which all club members should plan
to attend.
i The award of the pressure canner,
j v.hich will be decided in the fall of
; 93G was discussed, the club having
-be highest score to win this canner
-. a period of one year. The metli
; • • i scoring will be based on the
; • - ■wing:
of club members present at
ali club meetings, 10; Club getting
highest percent of new active mem
bers, 5; Club represented at State
Short Course, 10; Club represented
at District Meeting, 5; Club repre
sented at all council meetings, 5;
Club represented at all leaders’
schools, 5; Clubs represented in gar
den contest (2 members), 5; % of
club enrollment entering Ball Can
ning Contest, 5; 2 members entering
Kerr Canning Contest, 5; All project
leaders on program as planned, .10;
All dues and Jane McKimmon Loan
Fund paid, 5; All club members send
ing in reports, 10; 2 members in
dress contest, 5; Club putting on
song or stunt on Achievement Day,
5; 2 officers present at all club meet
ings, 10.
Clubs are to be scored by officers
at each monthly meeting.
Active members must 'attend at
least 4 meetings during the year.
Attendance at Federation meetings
will be counted to break a tie in
The Byrd’s Club served refresh
ments after the business meeting.
1,656 Cans Turtle Meat
Canned This Week
The Neuse Packing Company this
week resumed operations, after being
closed since the end of the tomato
season. They are now canning turtle
meat. Sixty-nine cases of the meat
were canned, each case holding two
dozen cans. This amount of meat
was put in cans Mondav and Tuesdav.
when the supply of turtles was ex
The firm is now awaiting the arri
val of more turtles, which are ship
ped here from Hatteras. Operations
will begin next week, when it is ex
pected to have a large supply on
M. L. Bunch Better
After Relapse Sunday
Maurice L. Bunch, popular regis
ter of deeds of Chowan County, who
has been ill for some time, suffered
a relapse Sunday and was taken to
a Norfolk, Va., Hospital. He rallied,
however, and was brought home
Tuesday, being able to sit up and
chat with relatives and friends.
Honor Guest of John W.
Graham’s Stag Party
Monday Night
Every Section of County
Represented In Large
Close to 100 friends from all four
corners of Chowan County gathered
in the Parish House Monday night
in response to an invitation from
John W. Graham to attend a stag
party given by him in honor of
Lieutenant-Governor A. H. (Sandv)
Graham, a candidate for governor in
the coming election. Every guest
was introduced to the guest of honor
upon entering the building, Mr. Gra
ham appearing very happy at the
opportunity to make new friends
John Graham in a brief address
expressed his delight at the response
to his invitation. He referred to
Armistice Day and expressed a
hope that the occasion would recap
ture the spirit of the day.
John A. Holmes introduced the
guest of honor, who very briefly
spoke to the gathering, commenting
on Armistice Day and the necessity
at the present time for citizens to de
vote more time to the discussion of
important problems. Mr. Graham
expressed delight at the opportunity
to make new friends. “A person
must keep his friendship in repair,”
he said, “and unless new friends are
made he will soon be alone.”
He urged his friends to use leisure
time to a study and consideration of
public problems, saying that years
ago problems were thoroughly stud
ied before laws were enacted, but
that now laws are put in force with
out knowing anything about them,
and not using common sense in
reaching conclusions.
.Especially, on Armistice Day,
said the speaker, we should take
stock of our government—what the
majority want they should have, and
if citizens stand on the sidelines and
allow the minority to rule they
should not complain. He didn’t refer
to his candidacy for governor, except
to say that, he hoped to return late*,
to talk to voters at length on public
matters. In concluding his remarks
. he paid tribute to the type of citizen
ship in Eastern Carolina, and said
that he was glad to mingle with the
people, claiming many friendships
through his connection with the
American Legion, the Legislature
and otherwise.
Short remarks were also made by
C. E. Kramer and Lloyd E. Griffin,
the latter referring to his acquaint
anceship with Mr. Graham while in
his outfit during the World War, a.-
well as working under him on the
State School Commission. Mr. Griffir.
said the honor guest was a fine sol
dier and in time of peace as well as
troublous times he was able to pre
side with justice and impartiality.
Mr. Griffin also paid tribute to those
who failed to return from the World
War and in the course of his re
marks asked the gathering to pause
for a short time in memory of Major
W. S. Privott.
The jpeal as served by the ladies
ot St. Mary’s Guild was very delight
ful and was reason for much favor
able comment by all present
Modes Os Punishment
Cause Much Curiosity
According to Fire Chief R, K. Hall
many visitors were in Edenton Sun
day to inspect the whipping post,
ducking, stool and pillory which were
erected on the Court House green
during the Government Institute
meeting Friday. The equipment had
been taken down, however, and Mr.
Hall explained the modes of punish
ment at his home, where it was tak
en, to visitors from Kinston t Green
ville, Rocky Mount and other com
He plans to put up the contraptions
at his home where they may be view
ed by Edenton residents or visitors.
Besides, Mr. Hall says, if the town
finances the lumber, he will also build
a gallows in connection with the oth
er rigs so that folks may get a true
glimpse of forms of punishment
, meted out in years gone by.
Meets Smithfield On
Hicks Field At 3 P. M.
Lodgemen Honor Paul Olsson For
Decorating Hall; A. S. Hollowed
Presented With Jewel
A crowded lodge room was on
hand last Thursday night when the
160th anniversary of Unanimity
Lodge No. ,7, A. F. & A. M., was
celebrated in connection with the
completion of the newly decorated
At the conclusion of the regular
business, W. C. Bunch, Master of the
lodge, turned the' meeting over to
Grand Historian E. W. Spires, who
very briefly rehearsed the history of
the lodge as well as commented on
the beautiful lodge room, which was
the work of Paul Olsson, a member
of the fraternity. Mr. Spires read a
resolution adopted by the Lodge in
which Mr. Olsson was highly praised
for his excellent work and devotion
to the Masonic fraternity in donating
his services for the invaluable contri
bution. At the request of the Lodge,
Mr. Olsson also presented a painting
of himself, which has been hung in
the hall in honor of him. He was
further presented a life membership
in Unanimity Lodge as a small token
of appreciation for this and" other evi
dences of his liberality to the cause
of Masonry.
A. S. past master of the
Lodge, was also presented with a
past master’s jewel, the presentation
being made by W. S. Summerell.
A number of other members -were
also called upon for brief remarks
and following a very delightful pro
gram a barbeuce supper was served.
Local Bank Accepts
Contributions For
Rogers’ Memorial
The Bank of Edenton will act as
a depository for any money which
friends of the late Will Rogers may
wish to donate to the erection of a
memorial or memorials planned in
memory of this beloved humorist.
These donations may be large or
small and will in turn be sent to
Jesse H. Jones, treasurer of the .Will
Rogers Memorial Commission.
Will Rogers left millions of
friends who mourn him and his phil
osophy of kindness to mankind and
without regard to politics,, race or
religion many have been banded to
gether by a mutual love of him and
a desire to perpetuate his memory.
The executive committee include?
35 nationally prominent men and
women who will contribute of their
time and energy in raising a fund for
a proper memorial, the form of which
will be decided upon at the close of
the campaign on November 27.
William Satterfield
Gains Promotion
William Satterfield, who for the
past three years has held a position
in Rpxboro with the Collins Aikman
Corporation, has recently been pro
moted. Mr. Satterfield is now in
Philadelphia, Pa., and is sample in
spector in the styling department of
Collins Aikman Corp. This promo
tion of a local boy is good news to
his many friends in Edenton.
Mr. Satterfield is the son of Mr
and Mrs. W. T. Satterfield, of Eden
ton, and is a graduate of the Edenton
High School.
Wm. E. Bond Sworn
In As Councilman
William E. Bond was sworn into
office as councilman of the Fourth
Ward at Tuesday night’s meeting of
Town Council. Mr. Bond was named
to fill the vacancy caused by the re
cent death of X. E. Copeland, who
represented the Fourth Ward for
several terms.
Immediately after Mr. Bond took
the oath of office, Mayor E. W. Spire?
read a resolution of respect for Mr
Copeland, which was adopted by th?
Mrs. C. M. Monnett and children
of Rahway, N. J., will arrive toda'
to attend the funenri of their hu?
band and fathefr this afternoon. Mrs
Monnett is tht sister of Stephen M
Tyneh, of Rooky Hs|k. V
This newspaper is circu
lated in the territory
where Advertisers will
realise good results.
$1.25Per year
Contest Promises to Be
Thriller; Both Teams
Larg-e Crowd Expected
From Entire Albe
marle Section
Edenton High Schools football
team will play the semi-final game
for the Eastern championship of the
State Friday afternoon when they:
will oppose the Smithfield aggrega
tion. The Edenton boys are unde
feated but played a 0-0 tie with Roa
noke Rapids, who refused to play off
the tie. The Conference ruling in
such a case is to draw r straws for the
right to continue in the champion
ship race, with the provision that if
the team winning the draw proves to
be the champions, they will be oblig
ed to play a final game with the
team which was tied.
Edenton won this right Saturday
when John A. Holmes and Coach
Leon Brogden attended a meeting of
conference officials in Raleigh.
Roanoke Rapids was defeated last
Friday by Elizabeth City, but the
latter used two ineligible players,
which left the status of Edenton the
same as before the game, the contest
being forfeited to Roanoke Rapids so
far as conference play is concerned.
The game Friday promises to be a
hard-fought affair. The calibre of
Smithfield’s team isn’t known, but on
paper Edenton fans feel that the
Edenton team has an edge on their
opponents. Smithfield has defeated
Warsaw, Fuquay Springs and Chapel
Hill, while they played New’ Bern to
a tie. The only chance for a compar
ison of the two teams is the fact
that New Bern is admittedly much
weaker than last year’s team, while
the Edenton team’s. performance in
the last game played showed a team
of just about equal strength as last
Coach Brogden feels very optimis- :
tic for a win over Smithfield. For a
time it was doubtful if Worth Spen
cer would be able to play due to an
injured shoulder, but he has been
taking part in practice work and will
most likely start the game. William
Cayton, who has been out of the line
up since the season opened due to a
broken arm, may also be able to take
his old position as quarterback.
Aside from these two players the re
mainder of the teani is in first class
shape, having had a rest last week,
and ready to give of their best to
again be State champions.
The game promises to be very in
teresting and a large crowd is ex
pected to be on hand. The student
body is now selling tickets for the
game and citizens, are urged to turn
out in large numbers, for the school
is under heavy expense to bring
Smithfield here as well as pay for a
referee, A crowd as large as attend-*
ed the Edenton-Garner game last
year is hoped for and will be needed
in order to pay out.
In event Edenton wins from Smith
field, their next opponent will be the
w’inner of the Whiteville-Sanford
game which will also be played Fri
day afternoon. If Whiteville wins
they will play in Edenton Friday af
ternoon of the next week, but if San
ford wins they will meet Edenton on
the Rocky Mount field.
Coach Brogden will use the usual
lineup to start the game Friday,
which is scheduled to start prompt
ly at 3 o’clock.
A pep meeting will be held to
night at the Court House, when the
student body will uncork a pent-up
amount of enthusiasm that will no
doubt make citizens know there will
be a football game here on the mor
W. F. Walters Goes To
Conference Next Week
Rev. W. F. Walters will leave next
week for Wilmington to attend the
annual conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South. The board
of stewards are now winding up the
year’s work of the church, and Mr.
Walters is expected to be able to
present a creditable report to the
Mr Walters has served two years
,<n tne h>eal charge.

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