The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Butflap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
Broad Street, Edenton, N. C.
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/ MIM ASSOCIATION Jit
J EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor
PETER CARLTON Associate Editor
HECTOR LUPTON^— —Advertising Manager
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Entered as second-class matter August 30,
1934, at the Post Office at Edenton, North Caro
lina, under the act of March 3, 1879.
Cards of thanks, obituaries, resolutions u
respect, etc., will be charged for at regular
. THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1947
THIS WEEICSBIBLE THOUGHT
A WISE MAN SEEKS ADVICE: Poverty and shame
shall be to him that refuseth instruction; but he that re
gardeth reproof shall be honored.- —Prov. 13:18.
Your Duty To Vote
An election will be held in Edenton and that there is
a general desire to become office holders is reflected, in
the fact that there are a total of 20 candidates for the
11 offices to be filled by the voters next Tuesday, May 0.
There is nothing wrong with many candidates seeking
public office, especially when the remuneration is neg
ligible. In fact, it is a healthy condition to see so many
interested in the Towns affairs and. willing to
some of the burdens and responsibilities in carrying on
the important business of the lown. However, at the
same time, a large number of candidates also increases
the responsibility of voters, for it should be the duty
of every voter to cast his : or hei ballot for the candidates
best fitted and qualified for the office they seek.
All of the candidates are soliciting votes and it is not
only a privilege, but a duty incumbent upon every good
citizen to take part in choosing those men who will head
up the Town government for the next two years. All
too often those who criticize most are among those who
did not take the time, and trouble to go to the polls and
register his or her choice for the very men who are the
subject of their complaints.
Edenton voters are very fortunate in that the size of
the Town practically eliminates conditions which exist
in larger communities where candidates are not generally
known. Each candidate in the forthcoming election
is very well known to practically every voter. Their
past records as office holders or the character or reputa
tion of those who have not served in public office, too, is
pretty well known, so that there is no reason why Eden
ton voters cannot intelligently cast their ballot.
It is a duty to vote, so The Herald urges every quali
fied voter to go to the polls next Tuesday, cast an intel
ligent ballot and may the best men win.
Worth The Trouble
Chowan County people: will again be asked to gather
together old clothes, shoes and bedding for millions of
unfortunate people overseas who are suffering for these
necessities of life through no fault of their own. They
are the victims of a ruthless war and their very existence
depends upon the big heart of America.
Possibly the latter part of next week a drive, headed
up by the Rev. H. F. Surratt, will be held throughout
the county to gather items not needed for the countless
women and children who are in dire need. In spite of
the fact that the war in Europe has been over for nearly
two years, the need in some of the war stricken countries
is at its worst this year.
It takes more than time to restore cities bombed and
burned to rubble heaps, factories reduced to piles of
stone, farms torn up with fighting and destitute of
buildings, tools, livestock, or even seed. To resettle mil
lions driven from their homes, to re-unite families, to.
arrange for the care of orphans, to heal the sick and
injured, and more than that, to restore some measure
of hope, security and confidence to minds and spirits
beaten by cruelty, tragedy and constant deprivation, in
volves tremendous physical and spiritual generosity from
those Still in a position to give.
The drive to help these stricken people is Statewide
and sponsored by the North Carolina Council of
Churches, and it is hoped every person in the County
will make some effort to find clothing which can be giv
en. Cash contributions, too, will be accepted which will
go toward purchasing clothing. The goal in the drive
is at least a pound per person and surely they are com
paratively few who do not have at least that amount
which can be given and not even be missed.
At this particular time Mr, Surratt urges housewives
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THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDEN ION, N. C. t THUR3DAI, MAY 1, 1947.
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j Heard & Seen
| By “Buff”
I’ve been getting along pretty good with the gang of
candidates in the election which Will be held next Tues
day, but Frank Holmes was on the war path shortly af
ter last week’s Herald was printed. Frank is one of the
candidates and in some way his advertisement was omit
ted. Os course, the omission was entirely unintentional,
but the bad part of it was the fact that 1 could not say
I’ll vote for him. He’s running in the First Ward while
1 live in the Second.
The 8.8. H. Motor Company had a very nice formal
opening and housewarming Saturday in connection with
the completion of their new show room and work shop.
A lot of people attended the ; ffair, which was very un
usual in several respects. In the first place, Mrs. Lin
wood Worrell, wife of the manager, met me for the first
time. Then they gave away quite a few prizes, not to
- mention pop and cigars for all who cared to indulge.
Two nice looking Chevrolet cars were on display, which
took the eye of the large number who visited the place,
during the day. But what in the dickens I can’t under-j
stand is why there were no, salesmen on hand to try to
i sell a fellow a car. Anyhow. 1 reckon the time will come
i again when a guy will be pestered to death by automo
■ bile salesmen just as soon as a car begins to look a little
shabby. Remember when automobile salesmen used to
try to sell cars? But try to buy one now.
J. D. Elliott, Robert Evans and Norman Hollowell j
Went all the way to Oregon Inlet Sunday on a fishing
1 trip. They went primarily to catch some drum, but J. D. j
' tells me they would have liked, to catch even some yet- j
: low-bellies. . All of which reminds me that I can go fish
ing right here at home and come back empty-handed.
Baseball fans who did not see the Edenton and Eliza- ,
beth City high school teams battle, it out Tuesday after- .
noon on Hicks Field missed a real thriller, for it was one
for. the books. The two teams played 13 innings with
the Score standing 4-4, when the game was called on
’ account of darkness. With such a game and the weath
er warming up considerably, the baseball bug will soon
1 begin to crawly
Weekly newspaper folks of Northeastern North Caro
lina met at Colerain Heach Friday night' when they
were treated to barbecue chicken a la Lee Miller. They’re
i a fine group of people when they get together—away
from their respective "sweat shops”. Accompanying
me were Jim Daniels, E. T. Rawlinson and Arthur Hol
lowell. I classify Jim as one of my paper boys (he de
livers ’em on RFD 1) while E. T. is a retired “carrier
boy". I’m trying to figure out how to classify Arthur—
but he likes to eat like all other newspaper folk.
Some members of the Junior Woman’s Club bothered
me a lot in connection with their playground project on
Hicks Field but now that it is becoming a reality it
was worth the bother. Even though all the equipment
has not arrived, the place already is attracting a lot
of youngsters and it is a source of satisfaction to watch
the little boys and girls enjoying what equipment is
already in place.
Peter Carlton was in Washington, D. C., early this
week and so was his usual column, so far as I know, j
He left Sunday to attend the United States Chamber
of Commerce held in the nation’s capital and promised j
me he would slip his copy under the door before he left j
Sunday. Either he forgot to write it, or else he wrote
so bloomin’ much that he couldn’t get it under the door.
Anyway, I reckon he’ll be back on the job next week.
Hod Men', enjoyed a fish fry at the armory Monday
night of thisweek and the Young Men’s Bible Class of
the Baptist Sunday School will stage their annual affair
at the American Legion headquarters at the base. The
Baptist affair will be by far larger than the Red Men’s,
so that I can see a lot of work ahead for somebody. A
fish fry is all right, but there’s enough work in connec
tion with one for a fellow to lose his religion. Better
have the Rev. Mr. Carroll on hand Friday night, boys.
Hec Lupton almost needed police protection to go home
the other night. He was fortunate (or maybe unfor
tunate, if I knew the price) to get hold of a nice country
ham. Anybody know what a country ham looks like?
I’m going to try to float a loan to buy the next one I see.
to combine their spring housecleaning with this project
of mercy, and with the proper cooperation Chowan Coun
ty should make a creditable contribution in a venture
on which rests the fate of thousands of unfortunate and
suffering people abroad.
Meeting Os County
State Vice President to
Be Principal Speaker
Miss Rebecca Colwell, county home
[demonstration agent, announces that
jthe County Council of Home Demon
stration Clubs will be held in the
Court House Saturday afternoon,
I May 3, at 3 o’clock.
The speaker for the occasion will
1 :be Mrs. P. P. Gregory of Shawboro,
| State vice president of Home Demon-
I stration Clubs.
| The Rocky Hock club will be hostess
at the meeting.
, j All club officers and members are
I especially urged to attend.
Chowan Farm Work
Is Somewhat Behind
County Agent Reports
Tobacco Beds Unusu
While tobacco beds are unusually
ate in Chowan County, it is the be
| i t -f of County Agent C. W. Overman
that most growers will have a suffi
cient supply of plants, providing no
hazards overtake them. Plants are
I quite small but made growth the four
! warm days last week.
Mr. Overman also reports that
farm work is somewhat behind, but
believes that with a week of warm
weather farmers can pretty well
catch up. Rains the first part of last
week handicapped farming operations
for a couple days,
AUXILIARY OF ST. PAUL’S
CHURCH MEETS ON MAY 8
The Woman’s Auxiliary of St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church will meet
Thursday afternoon, May Bth, at 4
o’clock at the Parish House. All
members are urged to be present.
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James M. Raftery’s
Shows In Edenton
Sponsored by the Edenton Police
Department, the James M. Raftery’s
Shows appear at Hicks Field all of
this week. Included in the various
forms of entertainment are shows,
rides, concessions and fireworks each
A special matinee has been arrang
ed for school children Saturday, when
I To The Voters Os j
I Edenton J
1 I have filed as a candidate for election on May 6to your I
f Board of Public Works.
f Having served you before in this capacity, lam familiar ♦
I with the duties of this office. If elected, I will advocate the k-1- |
|| lowing: |
i. Reduce electric rate immediately in the third bracket.
t I believe the rate applicable in this bracket caw be reduced from |>
| . cents to 2' j cents and still bring in sufficient revenue to meet |
f ali-operating requirements and provide for adequate reserves. |
I 2. A proper and thorough study of possible rate reduc- 4
I tions applicable to ‘off peak” appliances, such as hot water |
| heaters and other electrical equipment designed for home uses |
| and report the findings in the press with suggested rate reduc- i
tions. if possible. f
1 Consultation with the Town Council and other inter-
£ ested citizens on all proposals involving large expenditures of |>
your money by the Board of Public \\ orks.
| 4. Cooperation with REA regarding future extension of 4;
I- electric lines outside of town.
£ 5. Detailed newspaper publicity regarding collections and |
£ expenditures of E. & W Department and annual auditing of all r
I accounts of the department. 1
6. Efficient and courteous service to all customers of *he
E. & W. Department at costs within the limits of sound business 1
$ On the basis of the above, I solicit vour vote and active t
% support. f
J Dr. W. S. Griffin I
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