In these columns will be
found a fair presentation
j of local ana county news
of general interest.
Vxjmne II. —Number 52.
fidenton Digs Out Os Eight-Inch
Hkiwfall; White Christmas Sure
HRest Snow In Years
IKills In Section Sun-
W day Night
I BAD TRAVELING
■Many Accidents to Cars
F On Roads But No In-
I ' juries Reported
should really like to know
Santa Claus can go
Ko Florida and Carolina, where
■ there isn’t any snow.
Be can’t travel that way
hie reindeer and his sleigh,
if he shouldn’t get there, what
the children say?”
B-*—From “Ballads of the Albemarle.”
■MTinter weather which has been
SHMftg- teeeth chatter for ten days or
|Kev added to its Zipp and Zing
week-end with a delightsu 1
m that guaranteed a White
assured old Kris Kingle
im real chance hereabouts and prov
iSHrfliw the fallacy of trying to write
Riot ftince March 2, 1927, when a
■pr sized blizzard whipped this sec-
Hoh Into a fury and after departure
■ft Around 16 inches of snow, has
Hhowan felt what a snow stqrm couh 1
Hb like. But even these two falls
■n’t be compared with a real snow
■ontt' around Christmas time back ir
Hk, when the snow covered the Al-
to a depth of 5 or 6 feet on
and drifted in places tr
jßnre than twice that depth.
BHlajor John C. Bond, veteran of 85
remembers the 1857 blizzard
|Hn|aly. The Sound was frozen
so as to make skating upon it
from shore to shore. The
recalls his father rigging up e
Huce-shift sled for him which he fas-
Hied to a mule and enjoyed himself
(H- several days bein hauled back and
Hrth over the Sound.
H Eden ton at this time was isolated
Bom the rest of the world for more
B§n a week, and was without com-
Bunication with any other section
Bring, that period. At the ancient
Hmiblow’s Tavern adjoining the
Bjgrt House the snow had blown up
■ the transom of the door top on the
Bit aide, and it was with difficulty
into the hostelry could be
|8K|1927 storm was a stingaree,
H It struck town with a heavy
|B|£ the downfall swirling about like
Bfepical Dakota blizzard, and result-
HHin considerable damage, among
Hiiph was the collapse of the old Ar-
B7 building on West Eden Street.
■Byor Edward W. Spires comes for
|Brd to report that in 1898 there was
foot deep snow fall, that he
Bnbled off his back porch in Eliza-
Kttmty and burrowed his way
Blbugh drifts over his neck, losing
igloo-like until rescued by his
■datives some ten feet from the
WaM where he fdl.
I This sounds like a pretty tall
Bores’ story, but when one recalls
BhW Baron Munchausen once hitched
kite horse to what he thought was a
Best in the snow, and the next morn
ing found a thaw had developed and
HpeTitbinse was hanging from the top
Bf a church steeple, why some com-
Bassion may be shown the town exe
• Wfor his recollections.
snow, which is really safe
'lfjSiSgße about, hit this section around
i 1 ■ Btime Sunday and kept swirling
Bpshing about until nearly 11
night. It was a dry
■flflKmd stuck with a conservative
Bli«Mfivel measurement of 8 inches
Kr it had ceased falling. By dawn
the State Highway Commis
■Shad a plow at work on the two
IBnpiounty roads, and the town of
ffig-.l&rought in its big gang of ERA
||||>ke» from the sewer project and
SB twin at work cleaning off the
IBiaMrally automobilists who ven-
Hberf forth got into trouble. Twenty-
H ( reports of mishaps, mostly minor
IBBPI, were reported to State
IKdngjpy Patrolman George Dail, and
§§§§:• ethers were observed by Mayor
Kfhile motoring back from Eli
-81% Sunday night.
the traffic accidents had to
HbSvS?* c ° uidn ’ t elther flndi
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Ed en Dppomhpr 9a icms
i Entertainment Held
Sunday Night In
The Christmas entertainment of the
Edenton Methodist Sunday School
was held, before a good sized crowd ir
[ the Sunday School room on Sunday
night, when a delightful program was
rendered by the younger members ol
the School under the direction of Mrs-
G. A. Helms and Mrs. Wayland C
The room was beautiful with a
lighted Christmas tree, the program
closing with the presenting of gifts
to the children. The Sunday School
also presented the new minister, Rev.
; George Blount, with a large basket
containing various kinds of candies.
> nuts and fruits.
i Entertainment Held At
Chappell’s Hill Church
. A very interesting program was
. rendered in Chappell Hill Baptist
Church Sunday night, when the Sun
, day School Christmas entertainment
was given. Due to the snow storm
the crowd was not as large as is usu
ally the case, but a very creditable
■ program was presented.
Many of those in attendance ex
perienced extreme difficulty in reach
■ ing home, Rev. W. T. C. Briggs, the
pastor, being forced to spend the
night at the home of a friend while
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
The following teachers in the Eden
ton school have gone to their respec
tive homes for the Christmas holi
days: Miss Myrtle Jenkins, Tarry
ville, Va.; Miss Ruby Felts, Boykins
Va.; Miss Emma Blanche Warren,
Snow Hill* Miss Mary Cody, Dar
nlington, S. C.; Miss Sarah Mac Do-
aid, Waltervlle, Va.; Miss Fannie Sue
Sayers, Pulaski, Va.; Miss Betty
Bloxon, Drivers, Va.; Miss Ruth Dav
enport, Columbia, and Leon Brogden.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
A marriage license was issued last
week to George Albert Harrell and
Harriett Elizabeth Boyce, white cou
ple, of Chowan County.
A license was also issued Saturday
to McKinley Welch and Hilda Mae
Hassell, colored, of Chowan County.
George Major White, who is attend
ing V. M. 1., is spending the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G
Carlyle Webb, a student at Tri-
State College in Indiana, will spend
Christmas with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Webb, near Edenton.
the highway or stick to it, swinging
off into ditches. Dail was called out
at 11 o'clock Sunday night to find Dr.
William Graham, of New York, who
had taken his mother’s big Packard
for a jaunt out the Suffolk pike. He
was starnded three hours by other,
cars being stalled ahead of him,
managed to work his way out and got
It was while on the Graham search
that Dail helped extract Elmer Ward
and party of Sign Pine, Mrs. W. H.
Hotchkiss, of Montgomery, Alabama,
Mrs. Belle Parker and three young
sters, George Morris, of Edenton,
three Chevrolet trucks and a big oil
truck. Sunday morning a car belong
ing to George Holley, of Bertie, got
stalled after oing off the road at the
east end of the Chowan river bridge,
and in the consequent excitement took
fire and burned up. Several hours
later a big Ford truck driven by
George Tolar, of Belhaven, stopped
at the same spot to see what had
happened. Tolar couldn’t start up
again and his vehicle caught fire and
burned up, also.
As far as could be learned no onr
was hurt in any of the accidents, but
a lot of repair work is going to keep
the garages pretty active.
Merry Christmas, you kids. Don’t
let the old man fool you this year.
He has no excuse. Santa. Claus can
get £ere all right, and ajbry be that
Masons Name JJew
The regular meeting of Unanimity
Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., will be
held on Thursday night at 8 o’clock
At this time officers for the new year
will be elected, their installation tak
ing place the first Thursday night ir
the new year.
A special request is made for r.
full attendance for the election. W
C. Bunch is the present Master of the
Fall o’n Snow Results
In Broken Collar Bone
Irving Gaskins, clerk in Chap’s
New Deal, had the misfortune to
break his collar bone on Sunday
night. Mr. Gaskins was on his way
to supper at Hotel Joseph Hewes
when he slipped on the snow in front
of the building, falling violently to
the pavement, which resulted in the
breaking of his right collar bone. He
is getting along as well as could be
3,010 Bales Os Cotton
Ginned In Chowan
F. W. Hobbs, special agent for the
Bureau/of the Census, Department of
Commerce, reports that there were
3,010 bales of cottcn ginned in Chow
an County from the crop of 1935
prior to December 13. This amount
compares with 3,817 bales ginned to
December 13 from the 1934 crop.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. John Boyce has returned from
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Norfolk, Va.,
where she had been for treatment.
She is now at the home of her son,
A. C. Boyce.
Many Here For The Holidays
Mrs. Walter Jones and little daugh
ter, of Fayetteville, are spending the
Christmas holidays with her parents,
Mr. and. Mrs. J. J. Long.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Spencer and
son, Clyde, will spend Christmas Day
in Suffolk, Va., with Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Audrea Rowell, who is a stu
dent at Carolina, Chapel Hill, is the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.
K. Rowell, for the holidays.
Miss Adrian Nicholson, of Norfolk,
Va., will arrive Thursday to spend a
few days with Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian E. Ward, ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Randolph
Ward and little daughter, Lelia Faye,
of Ryland, visited their aunt, Mrs- W.
J. Tweedy, ancT Mr. Tweedy in Eliza
beth City, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Wood have re
turned from a short visit in Balti
Miss Louise Dail, a member of the
school faculty, at Wilson, is spending
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
1 and Mrs. J.. Henderson Dail, near
Miss Myrtle Hobbs, a student at
Massey’s Business College, Raleigh, is
spending the holidays with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hobbs, near
Friends of Mrs. J. Henderson Has
kett will be glad to learn that she is
steadily improving after being ill for
Rev. George W. Blount will spend
Christmas at his home in Wilson.
Herman Harrell, of Norfolk, Va.,
spent the past week-end with rela
tives and friends in town. He expects
to return for Christmas Day.
Worth Spencer and Harry Stokey
visited friends in Hertford Sunday
Governor and Mrs. J. C. B. Ehring
haus and sons, Blucher, Jr., and Hor
ton, arrived Monday to spend Christ
mas with Mr. and Mft. George Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Jolly, of Ra
leigh, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Randolph,
and Mrs. F. H. Bryan will visit Mr
and Mrs- George Wood onChristmas
Day, ancbwill remain end of
the weelc ▼
Hubefif Williford, who
PLAN A MEETING
TO DISCUSS NEW
WPA Officials Desire to
Go Into Details of
Local Armory Building
Condemned; No Place
For Indoor Events
Nothing definite has as yet resulted
from telegrams sent out last week by
Mayor E. W. Spires relative to secur
i ing a new armory for Edenton. The
present armory has been condemned
and as a result of the Decembei
grand jury report Mayor Spires and
Major M. P. Whichard have been
very anxious for steps to be taken
, whereby a new armory will be erect
ed, thus providing suitable quarters
for the local ambulance company as
well as furnishing a place for com
munity activities such as basketball
games, dances and other indoor
In answer to the telegram sent to
E. S. Askew, WPA director for the
first district, Mr. Askew informed Mr.
Spires that a conference will be
shortly arranged in the hope that
some method of procedure can be
In his letter Mr. Askew says that
unless he is prevented it is possible
, for him to recommend, and for it to
: be accepted, a special grant of $lO,-
000.00. The project, however, has its
complications in that Chowan County
hasn’t enough skilled labor on relief
rolls and further that the common
labor cost must be the major item of
Mr. Askew expressed his interest
in the matter of a new armory here
and will call for a conference as soon
as convenient with those concerned.
Louisburg College, is spending thei
holidays with his parents, Mr. and I
Mrs. Bradley Williford.
Frank Williams and George Wood,
who are attending a military school
in Porter, S. C., arrived Saturday
night to visit their parents, Mr. and
Mrs- George C. Wood, at Greenfield,
during the holidays.
Carroll Cason Goodwin, who is at
tending Rollins College, Winter Park,
Fla-, arrived Sunday to spend the
holidays with his parents, Mr. an<
Mrs.. H. C. Goodwin, near Edenton.
Sidney McMullan, of Columbia, is
spending the holidays with his moth
er, Mrs. Sidney McMullan.
Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson, of Rox
boro, will spend Christmas with Mrs
Dickerson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C
Edmund Forehand, a student at
Fishbume Military Academy, is with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Elton
Forehand, for the holidays.
Clyde Lee Cates, who is attending
Hargrave. Military Shhool, is spend
ing the holidays with his parents, Mr
and Mrs. J. W- Cates.
Mr. and M|s. M. R. Spivey and
daughters, of Oxford, will visit Mrs
Spivey’s mother, Mrs. H. C. Privott,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Privott, Jr.,
are spending Christmas with Mrs.
Privott’s mother in Kenansville.
Miss Anna Mae Overton, a member
of the Mars Hill School faculty, is at
her home near Greenfield for the hoi- ■
Miss Ada Cozzens, of the Mars Hil>
school faculty, and Miss Julia Belle
Cozzens, a student at N. C. C. W.,
Greensboro, are spending the holiday
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I
John Mitchener, a student at the
University, Chapel Hill, is at home
for the holidays.
Miss Emma White, of Elizabeth
City, will spend Christmas with her
parents, Mr. and ,Mrs. W. T. White
in North Edenton.
John Pruden, of Newport News
Va., is here to spend Christmas with
Miss Glenn Ward, a member of the
Winston-Salem school faculty, is with
per parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Ward, on the Virginia Road, for the I
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Mrs. Marcia Nixon
Loses SIO,OOO Suit
Rotary Luncheon Is
Called Off This Week
The regular luncheon of the Eden
ton Rotary Club will not be held
Thursday due to the day immediately
following Christmas Day. Instead
each Rotarian has been asked to pay
the regular amount paid for the
luncheon, which will be turned over
to the Stocking Fund sponsored by
the Young People’s Service League of
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
This fund is used annually to sup
ply poor children of the community
with a Christmas stocking containing
candy, fruit and a toy.
At last meeting John A-
Holmes very vividly brought out the
handicap of not having a gymnasium
at the local school, weaving the sub
ject very cleverly into the topic of
Christmas Eve Dance
At Hotel Joseph Hewes
As a Christmas holiday feature r
dance will be held in the Hotel Joseph
Hewes on Christmas Eve. The affair
is expected to draw a large crowd,
having been advertised in the sur
rounding towns, and the hall being
Music for this dance will be fur
| nished by Hal Thurston’s 12-pier
Orchestra of Rocky Mount, and sea
tures Roland McCallan and Tub 01 i
-1 ver. The dance will start at 12:01
CARROLL GOODWIN RECEIVES
LETTER AT ROLLINS COLLEGE
Carroll Goodwin, of Edenton, was
awarded a varsity football letter at
Rollins College for his services on the
gridiron during the past season.
Goodwin performed at center for
the Tars and was a reliable player.
' Maurice Broome, of Morehead City,
is spending Christmas in Edenton as
the guest of friends.
Charles Wales Is at home from
Deerfield Academy, to spend the holi
days with his parents, Mr- and Mrs.
C. P. Wales.
Miss Lillie Wood will spend Christ
mas Day with her parents near Wood
Jess Powell, a student at V. M. I-.
is spending the holidays with his pa
rents, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Powell.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sitison, o i
Allenetfwn, Pa., will spend the holi
days with Mr. and Mrs. Shelton W.
Mrs. J. C- Sitison of Bethel, will
spend Christmas with her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Shelton
Mrs. J. H. Conger and children left
Sunday for Henderson to spend the
holidays with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Parrish spent
Saturday in Norfolk, Va.
James K. Henderson, of Durham,
and Miss Marian Kirk Henderson, of
Washington, D. C-, will spend the
holidays with their parents, Dr. and
Mrs. C. W. Henderson.
Bill Redding spent the week-end at
his home in Lucama.
Sherman Parks, of Greenville, will
spend the holidays with his mother,
Mrs. L. C. Parks, in North Edenton.
Robert Savage, of Whaleyville, Va.,
is spending the holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Lewis.
Dick Goodwin, who is a student at
Citadel, and Miss Helen Goodwin, r
member of the Oxford School faculty,
are spending the holidays with their
mother, Mrs. G. W. Goodwin.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hoskins are
having as their guests over Christ
mas, Mrs. Hoskins’ mother, Mrs
F. W. Hobbs, Sr., of Richmond, Va.:
Mrs. George Tudor, of Burnsville:
Ml. and Mrs. F. W. Hobbs, Jr., and
son, Worthington, of Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Muth and
sons, of Newport News, Va., are the
guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.
F. Muth, on West Eden Street. Miss
Marguerite Muth, of the Gatesville
School faculty, is also at home j for
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No Cause For Action
Found by Jury Against
H. C. Nixon
Trial Draws Largest
Crowd of December
Term of Court
No cause for action was the basis
of a jury verdict rfetumed in the Su
perior Court Friday night at the con
clusion of the frial of of a SIO,OOO
suit for alleged alienation brought
by Mrs. Marcia Small Nixon against
her aged father-in-law, Henry C.
Nixon. Mrs. Nixon charged that the
elderly farmer and storekeeper had
interferred in her family affairs and
bad induced her husband, Mordecai
M. Nixon, to cease living with her.
The jurymen established a double
barreled record for deliberation in
this county. They are said to have
taken 43 ballots before reaching a de
cision and were in closed conference
for nearly 11 hours, turning in a ver
dict shortley before midnight. Out
side of criminal matters it was the
only civil action considered in the
Superior Court last week.
The Nixon-Nixon dispute has been
in the local courts once cr twice be
fore since the marriage of the princi
pals in 1928. There has been an ac
tion for non-support and a suit for
separation maintenance previously
and the latest matter was instituted
two years ago but not brought to
trial until this term. The case was
enlivened by much racy testimony di
rected to show an intimacy on the
part of the plaintiff with other resi
dents of the neighborhood, an alleged
intimacy which her husband charged
was the cause of his separation from
The suit was prosecuted by W. D.
Pruden and Lloyd Griffin, and Herbert
Leary, of Edenton, and P. W. Mc-
Mullan and J. Henry Leßoy, of Eli
zabeth City, fought the case to a
successful conclusion for the veteran
At Taylor Theatre
The Taylor Theatre management
has made special provision for the en
tertainment of its patrons during the
holidays, with the Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer Company outbidding all others
to book Eugene O’Neill’s great play
“Ah Wilderness” for Christmas Day.
This picture furnishes excellent en
tertainment filled with drama, ten
derness, laughter and romance. It
presents a boy and girl, youths of
America, their triumph, their loves
On Thursday and Friday the people
will have the opportunity of seeing
“China Sea,” the much-talked about
picture with Gable, Harlowe and
Ken Maynard will grace the screen
Saturday, together with Our Gang
and “Call of the Savages.”
Monday and Tuesday brings Elissa
Landi and Robert Taylor to the
screen in “Without Regret.”
As the special attraction for New
Year’s Day will be seen Ted Lewis
and his fellows in “Here Comes the
Liable To Arrest For
Chief of Police G. A- Helms desires
it to be generally known that the
Town ordinance forbidding the shoot
ing of fireworks will be rigidly en
forced this year. Fireworks may be
shot on one’s premises, but Mr.
Helms is very emphatic that arrests
will be made for shooting them in the
business section of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Privott, Jr.,
will spend Christmas Day with her
parents in Robersonville.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Carter and lit
tle daughter, Helen, Hunter Jackson,
ancLMrs. Howard Jackson will
, 'tneir parents near Elizabeth
Christmas Day. „