North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XlV.—Number 4.
Chowan County’s Harsh Os
Dimes Drive Under Way In
'iffart Raise $1,420 Quota
Two Meetings Held Be
fore Canvassers Be
gin Work
Dr. J. E. Andrews Prin
cipal Speaker at Meet
ing Held Tuesday
Chowan County’s March of Dimes
campaign began Wednesday morning
with Robert L. Pratt as chairman.
Mr. Pratt arranged for the drive at
a meeting held Thursday afternoon
of last week, when he called a meet
ing of the various chairmen, most of
whom were present and reflected in
terest in the drive. Mr. Pratt told
those present that the county’s quota
is $1,420, which is somewhat higher
than last year.
Mr. Pratt’s chairmen are as fol
East Edenton—Miss Ernestine
West Edenton—Mrs. Joseph Thor
Rural section, white —C. W. Over
man and Miss Rebecca Colwell.
Rural section, colored—J. B. Small
and Esther Burgess.
County white schools —W. J. Taylor
and T. J. Jessup.
Edenton white schools—John A.
Holmes and Miss Lena Jones.
Business District —George Twiddy.
Industrial Establishments—L. R.
Solicitations among colored people
in Edenton will be in charge of Dr.
O. L. Holley, with Mrs. C. H. Hines
Chairman in East Edenton and Mrs.
W. E. Cox Chairman in West Eden
Edenton colored schools—Prof. D.
F. Walker and Mrs. Fannie Badham.
Mr. Pratt instructed these chair
men to select their canvassers and
apportion the various streets to be
invassed so that the drive will be
>mpleted in very short order. He
also requested each of the chairmen,
together with the canvassers they
selected, to attend a meeting Tuesday
night in the Court House, when Dr.
J. E. Andrews was the principal
Speaking before a goodly number
of the chairmen and workers, Dr. An
drews traced the inroads of infantile
paralysis, stating that the first case
was reported in 1894 and that the
first epidemic occurred in the New
York area and along the Atlantic sea
board in 1916. In the meantime, said
the speaker, there have been approxi
mately 15,000 new cases each year
and possibly more. It is becoming
more widespread, he said, and is now
generally distributed over the entire
“Infantile paralysis is no respecter
of persons, race, creed or color,” said
Dr. Andrews, “the age distribution be
ing 58% under nine years and strikes
victims as old as 65 years. One of
the saddest things to picture is a per
son hale and hearty one day and the
next a helpless cripple.”
Dr. Andrews said the medical pro
fession is more or less in the dark as
to the disease’s communication and
prevention, but that under present
treatment about 50% recover when
properly treated. He stated that in
fantile paralysis is an expensive dis
ease, costing in some cases as much
as $2,500 for treatment and care.
The speaker was high in praise of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, which is ready to aid in
treatment of cases, and making a
pledge that “no person regardless of
race, color or creed shall suffer be
cause of inability to pay.”
“The disease is increasing,” said
Dr. Andrews, “and ‘people are more
awaj-e of its effest, but there are no
means of contemplating when and
where an epidemic may occur. It
strikes at various places and the
cause and how to prevent it is not
known. The disease is definitely on
an increase and can happen to any
Dr. Andrews said research is now
in progress, explaining that part of
the money collected goes for that pur
pose, as well as aiding victims of the
disease, and for that reason expressed
the hope that there will be no hesit
any on the part of people in Chowan
'•>unty to r-'is*> Ihe $1,420 quota.
Mrs, Joseph Haste this week re
ceived information from h"r son,
Lieut. Shields Haste, stating that his
wife and son, John Bruce, had arrived
at Wiesbaden, Germany, where Lieut.
Haste is stationed. Lieut. Haste met
his wife and son in Munich on De
cember 30.
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Although still on crutches, this
youngster is all smiles. And no
wonder, for he is being discharg
i ed from the State Orthopedic
Hospital at Gastonia, after
undergoing treatment for infan
tile paralysis, and is well along
the road to complete recovery.
He’s Bobby Deloatch, son of Mrs.
J. R. Deloatch, R. F. D. 2, Shelby.
Your contributions of dimes
and dollars in the current March
of Dimes campaign, which ends
January 31, will save the lives
of thousands of such youngsters.
P. S. McMullan Now
| District Chairman
For Boy Scouts
George Twiddy Named
Chairman Advance
ment Committee
P. S. McMullan, C. W. Overman, J.
L. Chestnutt, Richard Baer aryl
I Beaver H. A. Campen went to Nor
: folk Sunday, where they attended the
| annual meeting of the Tidewater
Council, Boy Scouts of America. At
the meeting the nomination and elec-
I tion of P. S. McMullan as vice presi
dent of the Tidewater Council and
District Chairman of the West Albe
marle District was approved. It is
the first time Edenton has been hon
ored with a vice president of the
Council. Mr. McMullan succeeds
Richard Baer as District Chairman,
who has done a splendid piece of work
while in office. The nomination and
1 election of Mr. McMullan and Peter
Carlton as members of the executive
■ board of Tidewater Council was also
■ approved at the meeting.
| Norman Shannonhouse of Elizabeth
City is vice president of the East Al
bemarle District.
j Mr. McMullan in turn appointed
George S. Twiddy as chairman of the
I Advancement Committee of the West
' Albemarle District.
j Special Service Friday
In Methodist Church
A special service will be held in
I the Methodist Church Friday night,
when the Methodist College Advance
will be the subject for discussion.
The principal speaker for the occasion
will be the Rev. A. P. Brantley of
Elizabeth City. The service will be
gin at 7:30 and all members of the
congregation are requested to attend.
liicienton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 23,1947.
Chamber Commerce
Members Hear List
Quarterly Activities
Quarterly Membership
Meeting Held Tues
day Night
The Chowan County Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants Association
held its quarterly membership meet
ing in the Court House Tuesday night
with President %sse Harrell presid
ing. The membership backed up
wholeheartedly the initial projects al
ready approved by the board of direc
Mr. Harrell presented a brief
resume of the organization’s activities
since the quarterly meeting held in
October. The meeting was not well
attended due to several other con
flicting activities, but representative
enough for spirited discussion on the
projects proposed. The members
were assured that the initial pro
posals were just a small part of the
overall planning intended for this
year’s activities. He did specify
however, that they can be considered
major projects. They included:
heading the fight for a permanent
and wider bridge over the Chowan
River; organization of a band in co
operation with other clubs and the
city and school administrations; a
peanut festival put over on a big
scale; joining the fight against freight
increases and sending a delegation to
Greenville for the ICC hearing in
February; operating a credit report
bureau for members; tourist trade
, Many valuable suggestions were
made, both civic and for increasing
business, among which were: Leav
ing window lights on after business
hours, because many people come in
at 8:30 P. M. to see the last show
and many like to “window shop”; ap
plying to War Surplus Division to see
if instruments can be secured for the
band; issuance of a monthly news let
ter by the Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Association.
A “boost Edenton-Chowan County”
banquet was approved and the com
mittee appointed as follows: William
S. Elliott, chairman, assisted by R. F.
Elliott, George Twiddy and A. E.
Contract For Rocky
Hock Road Will Be
Let On January 30
Work on County’s No. 1
Road Project Halted
During War
Many Chowan County citizens, and
especially those living in the Rocky
Hock section, will be delighted to
know that the grading and surfacing
of the road from Valhalla through
Rocky Hock to Cross Roads is among
the estimated $2,279,000 worth of
highway contracts which are sched
uled to be let January 30. This par
ticular stretch of highway has for
several years been the county’s No 1
road project. Work was started on
the road several years ago, but was
discontinued when the war broke out.
Contracts to be let on January 30
include general improvements and
repairs to 75 miles of road in 12
Schedultd to be let on the same
date is a contract for grading and
surfacing 2.77 miles from a point ap
proximately six miles east of Center
Hill to Hertford.
Dr. S. W. Lewis Will
Speak Saturday At
Meeting Os Council
Meeting Scheduled In
Court House at 2:30
A meeting of the County Council
of home demonstration clubs will be
held in the Court House Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at which
the Enterprise Club will be hostess.
The principal speaker for-the meet
ing will be Dr. S. V. Lewis, district
health officer for the Bertie-Chowan
Board of Health *
Officers and leaders of the various
clubs are expected to be present and
others are cordially invited to attend
the meeting.
Edenton Slated For
Cannon Company
In National Guard
Captain Frank Williams
Named Commanding
Officer of Unit
Announcement has been made that
a unit of the National Guard will be
organized in Edenton, taking the
place of the State Guard Which was
organized after the old National
Guard entered the war. The new
company to be activated will be a
cannon company of the 119th Infan
try and calls for 96 men and five of
Captain Frank L. Williams has
been selected as commanding officer
and Jesse Harrell and Edward Bass
as first lieutenants. Other officers
have not been named.
Captain Williams is a veteran of
World War 11. having been a mem
ber of the “Old Hickory” Division of
the 119th Infantry almost two years.
He went overseas in November, 1943
and was in command of a rifle com
pany at Anzio, being the first com
pany on guard duty in Rome. He
also took part in the invasion of
Southern France.
He was wounded October 20, 1944
near St. Die and spent five months
in a Naples hospital, after which he
was in command of German and Ital
ian prisoners until he returned to the
States. He was discharged Febru
ary 15 of last year.
Captain Williams’ division had the
distinction of making more amphib
ious landings than any other outfit
in the European theater, and was
awarded the Croix de Guerre, Foir
de Guerre and a presidential citation.
Airplane Engineer
Joins Umbaugh At
Edenton Air Station
William Genero Arrives
In Connection With
Building Planes
William Genero, A. & E. mechanic
at the Waters Aviation Company at
Peru, Indiana, has arrived at the
Edenton Naval Air Station, to be as
sociated with Raymond Umbaugh.
Mr. Genero will be the chief engineer
in charge of research on a new air
plane he is developing.
The plane is expected to be ready
for production in about 15 months
and will sold ir. two and four pas
senger models at a price that will be
nearly $2,000 under that of popular
models being sold today.
Mr. Genero went to Peru, Indiana,
from Portland, Oregon, about a year
ago, and has been working on an air
plane to be built of plywood and
impregnated with a waterproof glue.
Binghamton Club Is
Scheduled Arrive In
Edenton March 23
Schwarze Informed Ap
proximately 50 Players
Will Be In Group
According to latest information,
the Binghamton baseball club of the
Eastern League will arrive in Eden
ton Sunday, March 23, and will be
gin training on Hicks Field the fol
lowing day.
Edmund Schwarze, manager of Ho
tel Joseph Hewes, received a letter
late last week from Leon Hamilton,
businessy manager of the Binghamton
Club, to the effect that about 50 re
cruits are scheduled to arrive in
Edenton Sunday, March 23. The
group will be in charge of Lefty
Gomez, former Yankee moundsman,
who is player manager of the Trip
lets this year.
The Town plans to do some work
on the baseball diamond in order to
have it in first class shape upon ar
rival of the Binghamton outfit to be
gin the spring training activities.
The W. M. U. executive meeting of
the Chowan Association will meet in
all day session at Corinth Church on
Friday, beginning at 10 A. M. Every
president, councilor and officer is sup
posed to attend this meeting, and
each is asked to take lunch.
Town Signs Filial Lease For
Air Station; Complications
[Baseball Meeting]
Edenton and Chowan County
baseball fans are urged to attend
a meeting scheduled to be held in
the Court House tonight (Thurs
day) starting at 8 o’clock. At
this meeting the Edenton club
will be organized and officers
elected, as well as a discussion
of plans for the coming season.
Marvin Wilson wag president
of the Edenton club last year and
will preside over tonight’s meet
ing until he is either re-elected or
a successor chosen. It is the hope
that a large number will be on
hand for this meeting.
Lions Will Celebrate
Tenth Anniversary
Bn Monday Night
Organizer of Club Will
Be Among Guests
Plans are about complete for ob
servance of the tenth anniversary by
the Edenton Lions Club, which will be
held Monday night, the affair sched
uled to take place in the enlisted
men’s club at the Edenton Naval Air
Station, starting at 7:30 o’clock.
The party will be in the form of a
ladies’ night, with Lions and their
wives expected from all of the clubs
in nearby towns. From replies re
ceived, approximately 200 will be in
Os special interest will be the pres
ence of Larry Slater of Washington,
D. C., who organized the local club
ten years ago, and who will be on the
program. Another feature of the
meeting will be the presentation of
a Charter Monarch to the Lions who
have been a member for the ten
years the club has been in existence.
Members of the club are very much
enthused over the forthcoming event
which is predicted to be one of the
most outstanding in the history of
the club.
The celebration will be climaxed
with a dance in the club house with
music to be furnished by an orches
tra. which was not named when The
Herald went to press.
Farm Bureau Will
Elect 1947 Dfficers
At Meeting Jan. 29
Members Will Meet In
Annual Session In
Armory at 6 P. M.
County Agent C. W. Overman an
nounced early this week that the
annual membership meeting of the
Chowan County Farm Bureau will he
held Wednesday night, January 29.
The meeting will be held in the
Edenton armory, starting at 6 o’clock
with a fish fry. Every member is
asked to bring enough corn bread for
three people as well as sugar for
their coffee.
Notices of the meeting have been
sent to members, but Mr. Overman
stated that in event any were inad
vertantly overlooked in addressing
envelopes, they and their wives are
urged to attend.
Aside from the election of officers
for the year 1947, Joe Williams, as
sistant executive secretary of the
State Farm Bureau, will make the
principal address for the occasion.
Mrs. B. B. Everett, president of the
women’s division of the State Farm
Bureau, is also expected to attend
the meeting and address the ladies.
1946 Marriage Licenses
In Chowan Trail 1945
Marriage licenses issued in Chow
an County during 1946 trail 1945 by
27, according to Mrs. M. L. Bunch,
deputy Register of Deeds. During
the year just closed 160 marriage li
censes were issued, compared with
187 during 1945.
Per 'i ea»
Councilmen Called Into
Two Special Meetings
To Consider Leases
Balance of Navy Per
sonnel Scheduled to
Leave Friday
After dickering with the Navy De
partment six or seven months, Town
Council at a special meeting Satur
day night voted to sign a lease with
the Navy for the Edenton Naval Air
Station on a revocable basis for the
annual cost of SI.OO. The lease takes
the place of a previous temporary
permit executed in order for the Town
to act in sub-leasing the greater por
tion of the base to the Hervey Foun
dation. Several leases have been pre
pared by the Navy, each of which
contained phraseology which was con
sidered too binding and burdensome
on the Town, so that alterations were
sought in each instance.
John W. Graham, town attorney,
was present at the meeting and ap
peared satisfied that the terms of the
lease were not more than the Town
could obligate itself, stating that the
Navy did not care to have any more
bickering and that it was time for
the Town to “put up or shut up." He.
carefully discussed the portions of the
lease which were bothering the
Councilmen, the principal one of
which was the Town’s responsibility
for any building being destroyed by
fire as the result of negligence, and
the advisability of taking out insur
ance on the buildings used, with the
occupants being required to pay the
insurance premiums. A represen*u
tive from the Navy, as well as an in
surance appraiser Will make an esti
mate of the value of the various
buildings, so that another special
meeting of Town Council is in pros
pect to .consider the insurance angle.
After quite a lengthy discussion, a
motion was made by J. Edwin Bufflap
and seconded by Jordan Yates that
the Town sign the lease as submitted.
Comdr. R. T. Brinn, commanding
officer of the base, was also present
and stated that he would take the
lease to Norfolk, from where it was
to be taken to Washington by plane
(Continued on Page Five)
Rocky Hock Scouts
Rated Second Class
15 Boys Promoted Dur
ing Meeting Friday
Fifteen boys of Boy Scout Troop
No. 169 at Rocky Hock vy r advanc
ed from Tenderfoot to Second Class
Scouts Friday night at exercises held
at the Rocky Hock school. The ad
vancements were approved by George
Twiddy, new advancement chairman,
who had with him P. S. McMullan,
Geddes Potter and Bobby Byrum,
other members of the committee. O.
C. Long, Jr., is the troop’s Scout
The boys who were advanced were:
Jack Leary, Thomas Leary, Howard
Bass, Carroll Evans, Wallace Reid
Peele, Ralph Harrell, Sherlon Layton,
Aubrey Harrell, Billy G. Leary, Isaac
Harrell, Wilford Goodwin, Wilbur
Harrell, Edward Parrish, Earl Top
pin and Raymond Layton.
Mr. Twiddy was very much en
couraged with the progress made by
the boys and expressed the hope that
a Court of Honor can be held at
Rocky Hock within a few weeks.
N. C. Press Institute
Meeting This Week
Newspapermen from all over North
Carolina will gather in Chapel Hill
tonight (Thursday) to attend the
22nd annual Newspaper Institute of
the North Carolina Press Association.
Herbert Peele of Elizabeth City is
president of the association. The in
stitute will be featured by addresses
by Bascom Timmons, nationally
known Washington correspondent,
and Sidney S. Alderman, also of
Max Campbell, editor of The Per
quimans Weekly, W. C. Manning of
the Williamston Enterprise and The
Herald’s editor left this (Thursday)
morning to attend the two-day meet

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