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 PRATT CHAIRMAN 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 lows: East Edenton—Miss Ernestine .Tones. West Edenton—Mrs. Joseph Thor ud. 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. Worrell. 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 ton. 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 speaker. 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 country. “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 person.” 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. * OINS HUSBAND IN GERMANY 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. THE CHOWAN HER ALU A WOMB NEWER AVER DEVOTED TO TEE INTEREST! Os CHOWAN COUNTY | Another Life Saved! j ' ; ;V m \ 9 ■ .1 V w i S V 1 V I x ■ 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 tors. 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 promotion. , 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. Jenkins. 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 counties. 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 O’clock 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 ficers. 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. EXECUTIVE MEETING OF W.M.U. AT CORINTH CHURCH FRIDAY 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 DeveiopßegardiiigHospital [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 Expected 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 attendance. 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 HEAT IS~PROBLEM 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 Night 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 master. 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 Washington. 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 ing.