Volume XlV.—Number 31.
$ 1.50 Town Tax Rate Tentatively Set
Plans Under Way To Revive
B?nd In Edenton; Various
Second Meeting of Com
mittee Scheduled For
* COMMITTEES NAMED
Another Band Concert
Planned to Help Raise
At a special meeting of heads of
various organizations called by the
j. Chamber of Commerce Friday morn
ing, the idea of renewing a band in
Edenton was discussed. It was,
brought out, at the meeting that it
was desirable for a civic council to
be formed and that each representa
•tive think it over until the next
meeting. The purpose of this coun
cil is to avoid overlapping of activ
ities and to stimulate concerted co
operative effort in the town’s pro
Present at the meeting and the or
ganizations they represented were:
Nick George, Varsity Club; Mrs. L.
A. Patterson, PTA; Mrs. Paul Holo
man, American Legion
Richard Elliott, Rotary Club; Mrs.
Earl Goodwin, Junior Woman’s Club;
J. P. Partin, Lions Club; Peter Carl
ton, Chamber of Commerce; John A.
Holmes, superintendent of schools;
J. Edwin Bufflap, Masons and Red
Men. The only organizations invited
/ who were not represented were the
VFW and the-American Legion.
Mrs. L. A. Patterson and Mrs.
Earl Goodwin were appointed a com
mittfM t 0 investigate the possibility
of rSiting the Mitchener hall or the
t Iredell home so» practice.
i f J. P.Partbi was appointed to "check
on the date for a proposed concert.
* Richard Elliott, Nick George, John
A. Holmes and Peter Carlton were
appointed as a budget committee.
This same group is requested to
meet again Friday morning, August
.1, at 11 o’clock in the Chamber of
Commerce office to proceed with
plans for starting a band.
It is planned to stage a band con
cert similar to the recent one held
in Edenton in order to raise a fund
as a nucleus and any members of
the committee will be expected to
render any service which may be
The budget committee met Mon
day afternoon, at which time John
Holmes was asked to take an inven
tory of instruments at school. A
preliminary inventory reveals that
three Sousaphones, a complete set
of drums, music stands and some
odd horns were on hand. Mr. Holmes
will report his findings at the meet
ing of the general committee Friday
morning.. , ,
gjfe, .flick George reported that he was
-•waiting to hear from p Raleigh con
cern relative to band instruments.
-it was also suggested that Congress
jjjhlan Herbert C. Bonner be contacted
?and his aid solicited in securing sur
:.olus band instruments. Ed Bray of
)£he Bray Music Shop in Elizabeth
5 City will be invited to attend the
■fnext meeting and submit quotations
I for instruments.
I It was also suggested that it might
I be possible to begin training a drurrr
I majorette corps, the idea being ad-
I vanced to contact Charlotte Bunch
land Mrs. Myda Price, two former
■ outstanding majorettes, as possible
I Sachem Os Red Men
j Names Group Officers
John R. Lewis, new sachem of
■.Chowan Tribe of Red Men, on Mon-
Biday night announced his selection of
B aPPO> n tive officers to serve with him
Hfoe remaining six months of the year,
ifHis appointments were as follows:
ip First sannap, M. L. Flynn; second
Kgsnnap, Harry Spruill; warriors, R.
■ Pickier,'Jarvis Skinner, Lloyd Par
■fciah and Alton Alexander; braves,
Hw. M. Rhodes, E. R. Spruill, Eddie
gfltnith and Butler Williams; guard of
ISjhe wagwam, Otho Bennett; guard of
Mghe forest, Wilford Turner.
H I CHARLIE WOOD IMPROVING
feif1.,,1,1, H. Wood, who has been
Blndously ill for several weeks, is
; Bfcially improving, and this week
HfraTable to walk a short distance
home. .' .. .■
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Streak Os Winning
Locals Chalk Up Five
Victories Out of Last
Six Games Played
STANDING OF CLUBS
EDENTON 29 10 .744
■ Colerain 26 16 .619
Hertford 20 17 .541
Suffolk 15 21 .417
Elizabeth City 14 26 .350
Windsor 13 27 .325
Winning five of the last six games
played, the Edenton Colonials regain
ed some of the ground recently lost
in leading the Albemarle League.
Since Wednesday of last week, the
Colonials won a game from Hertford,
lost a game to Elizabeth City and
took two games each from Suffolk
and Colerain. The latter two vic
tories helped considerably-in that
Colerain had won 11 straight games
and was making the top rung in the
ladder rather uncomfortable.
A game was scheduled for Tues
day night on Hicks Field with the
Hertford Indians, but due to a heavy
shower late in the afternoon, the
game was called off.
The Colonials have added Bo Bell
to the pitching staff. Bell was re*
cently released by Hertford and in
his first game for the Colonials
against Suffolk Saturday night he
turned in a splendid exhibition by
fanning 14 batters and allowing only
five scattered hits. He was slated to
oppose his former teammates Tues
Edenton 10, Hertford 6
In a rather sluggish game Wednes
day night of last week on Hicks Field
the Colonials defeated the Hertford
Indians 10 to 6 in a game which con
sumed about 2% hours. J. D. Thorne i
started on the mound for Edenton but
retired in the fifth inning and Lester
Jordan finished the game. The Co
lonials got off to an early start by
scoring four runs in the second
ning. Fulghum was safe on an er
ror and Bohonko walked, both run
ners being advanced on Griffin’s sac
rifice. Cayton errored on Byrum’s
grounder and Fulghum and Bohonko
scored. Thorne walked after two
were out and Byrum and Thorne
scored on Joe Wheeler’s triple.
Two more* runs were scored in the
third when Fulghum singled and
crossed the plate on a double by Bo
honko. Later Bohonko stole home.
In the seventh three runs were tal
lied when McLawhorn was hit by a
pitched ball, Leary beat out a bunt
and Fulghum sacrificed. Bohonko
walked, filling the bases. Byrum was
Walked, forcing in McLawhorn and
the ninth Joe Wheeler, first man up,
tripled. Holland purposely passed
Bohonko and Leary, filling the bases
in the hopfc of making a double play.
Joe Fulghum, however, threw a mon*
key wrench into the plan when he
hit a sharp single, scoring Joe Wheel*
er and breaking up the ball game.
Bo Bell, recently released by Hert
ford, was on the mound for Edenton
and pitched a very impressive game.
He allowed five hits, only two of
which were made in the same in
ning. He fanned 14 Suffolk batters. <
Holland fanned eight Colonials and
Schadel one. ,
Edenton 7, Colerain 6
After winning 11 straight games,
the Colerain team was stopped by the '
Colonials in Colerain Sunday after
noon 7to 6. It was a hitting jubilee
for hoth outfits, Colerain making 14 !
hits and the Colonials 16. Vick start
ed on the mound, but was replaced by
Jordan in the sixth with men on sec- i
ond and third and only one out.
Johnson went the entire route »for
Bohonko and Griffin led the Co
lonials at bat with three hits each.
Fred Castello and Fowler also made .<
three hits each for the losers.
Colerain scored a run in the second
when Fred Castello singled and scor
ed on Fowler’s double. The Colonials
tied the score in the fourth when Bo
honko doubled, followed with , singles
by Leary and Fulghum.
The Colonials seored three runs in
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 31,1947.
Expected To Begin
About August 16th
Lindsay Expects Larg
est Number Recruits
In School’s History
, Coach Tex Lindsay stated Tuesday
morning that he plans to start foot
ball practice for the Edenton High
School Aces about August 16. One
of the largest number of recruits in
the history of the school is expected
to report for practice, according to
Lindsay, who says not all of these
boys will be varsity material but they
will, however, be gaining the much
needed experience that it takes to
make good football players.
Plans now are to have three dif
ferent teams playing separate sched
ules. The teams will be divided ac
cording to weight, age and ability.
Quite a large number of young boys
have been playing baseball and many
of these will be on hand for practice.
Coach Lindsay predicts some keen
competition for berths on the varsity
team. Many of the boys who played
very good ball last year will be back
and will have to work hard for a
“It is relly encouraging to have
on hand some help to handle the
large number of boys this year,”
says Lindsay. “Coach Nick George,
a member of the coaching staff, will
be on hand to take over some of the
coaching duties. The Aces may not
win all of their games, but the coach
ing staff and the boys intend to be
as near the top as possible when the
final whistle blows.”
Cotton Mill Team Wins
Two Games From Eure
The Edenton Cotton Mill baseball
team defeated Eure Saturday after
noon 9-3 with Kirby Wright on the
mound. On Sunday afternoon Lloyd
Griffin repeated the trick, setting
down the Eure outfit 5-1.
The victories put the local' team
within two games of the lead in the
Tri-County League, where Sunbury
STANDING OF CLUBS
Sunbury 13 3 .813
EDENTON __ll 5 .687
Gatesville 10 7 .588
Camden 9 7 .562
Gates 4 13 .235
Eure 3 14 .176
SOCIETY MEETS AUGUST 4
The Woman’s Missionary Society
of the Baptist Church will meet at
the church Monday afternoon, August
4, at 4 o’clock. The Ola Lea Circle
will have charge of the program, and
all members are urged to attend.
ASSAULT ON UMPIRE IN WINUSOR FRIDAY
DEVELOPS COMPLICATIONS IN LEAGUE
President Oakey Resigns But Later Agrees to
Continue; Windsor Club Banished But Is Later
Reinstated Upon Paying Fine of S3OO
As the result of Windsor baseball
fans assaulting Umpire B. W. Vjf right
after a game Friday night in Wind
sor between the Rebels and Hertford,
the Windsor team’s franchise was
revoked by W. H. Oakey, Jr., presi
dent of the Albemarle League and
the club fined S3OO for not providing
adequate police protection. Later,
however, at a meeting of the direc
tors, held in Hertford the, directors
over-ruled Mr. Oakey’s decision to
revoke the franchise but upheld the
Action of the directors caused Mr.
Oakey to resign as president of the
league, but the directors urged him
to continue at the Hertford meeting
Saturday night. He informed them
he would consider the matter and
give an answer Monday.
On Monday Mr. Oakey agreed to
continue as president upon three con
ditions. These conditions are:
1. No appeal from a decision by
the president under Rule 9, section
12, shall be allowed, but his decision
shall be final in any future case un
der this rule and under any other
rule in which an appeal is not spe
cifically allowed. ~ ,
2. All clubs shall accept the um
pires which shall be assigned to their
home games by the president.
3. The Windsor Club shall present
evidence satisfactory to tile president
that tiie forces of law and\ order will
be in control of all games and just
New* Forest Fire
i For North Carolina
Next Legislature Will
Be Asked to Enact
A new law in North Carolina mak
ing it unlawful to let out woods fires
' before 4:30 P. M. from February 15
1 to May 15 each year will be asked of
! the next Legislature by a committee
1 representing the local work of South-
I ern States Forest Fire Commission,
’ Inc., it is announced in a bulletin
1 sent The Herald last week.
This amendment to the State regu
lation on forest fires is calculated to
1 reduce destruction caused by fires
getting out from new ground, turnip
bed and tobacco seed beds each
spring. Those who are to do any
burning will also be required to no
■ tify three of their nearest neighbors
; at least 24 hours in advance, the bul
This new protective aid for timber
1 growers has already been enacted by
the Virginia Legislature, and automo
bile bumper signs to warn one and
all have been distributed by the State
1 Foresters, and which has been the
means of saving many hundreds of
i thousands of acres from destruction,
: the statement further avers.
Much of the burning in this State
, is due to belief of some farmers that
better grazing results and that the
■ grass grows more quickly in the
; spring. Such beliefs are disappear
ing due to discovery by cattle raisers
: that burnt over pasture gets tough
quicker in late spring and early sum
mer. Grass in some sage and under
growth remains partially hidden from
the sun and air, and thereby stays
tender for cattle longer, the Commis
■ sion further says in the announce
All members of the Southern States
Forest' Fire Commission in this area
1 have been asked to contact their leg
islators and Senators in behalf of the
Dr. Crawford Moves
Into New Quarters
Dr. George T. Crawford, local
chiropractor, has moved his offices
from the Citizens Bank Building to
the offices next to the Hotel Joseph
; Hewes lobby.
! Dr. Crawford has remodeled his
I new location and installed the latest
1 equipment for chiropractic treat
ments. He invites the public to visit
and inspect his new quarters.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
: Gallagher, a 7-pound, 10-ounce daugh
ter, Patricia Colleen, on Saturday,
July 19, at the Chowan Hospital.
before and after such games. What
; constitutes adequate police protection
shall be in the sole judgment of the
> president, and all clubs shall take
i whatever measures the president con
siders necessary to maintain peace
and order and to protect umpires,
players and others at such league
Speaking of the situation on Mon
day, Mr. Oakey stated, “I am con
• vinced that the control of baseball in
i the Albemarle League requires a
strong hand. All directors agreed in
this view when the league rules were
adopted prior to the present season.
I was doubtful at the time that the
directors would support the president
in a decision to enforce their rules in
a case where ‘the blue chips were
down,’ and only accepted the presi
dency upon the assurance that the
support of the directors could be
“The Windsor case is the first real
test of the rules and the authority of
, the president to enforce them. The
directors have failed to sustain that
' authority. From this it appears that
they do not want the rules strictly
enforced. If that is true, they have
the wrong man for president of the
league and my resignation is in order.
“If they do want the rules strictly
enforced and will give the president
authority to do eo, I agree to continue
in office for the remainder of the sea
; son under the three conditions.”
Proposed Budget For Year
Special Meeting Thursday
i Decatur Guard offers “bounty” on
recruits. Illinois National Guard
wants more men—big ones —and is
1 willing to pay for them. Lieut.-Col.
| Lauren Shaw, commander, offers
, two-cents-a-pound bounty on recruits
■ they bring in until total weight of
' new enlistees hits 5,000-pound mark.
Guardsmen expressed regret because
offer wasn’t posted last week, when
260-pound recruit was inducted.
Plasterers in Southern California
j now getting between $l5O and $l7O
J a week and are only “60 to 65 per
[ cent efficient,” say spokesmen for the ]
; Home Builders Institute. Hundreds j
of ex-Gl’s taking plasterer’s courses •
’ in trade school, but little chance of'
their becoming journeymen with
1 standing. Union will increase quota
' of apprentices only as membership of
| union increases.
Sixty thousand new units in 1948
seen in Los Angeles area. Clifford L.
Rawson, secretary-manager of Home
Builders Institute of Los Angeles,
states that these living units will cost
approximately $500,000,000. He stat
’ ed that “if the automobile industry
can sell its product to practically
every adult in the United States
through mass production methods, so
’ can the home building industry.”
Great grandmother to attend col
! lege. Mrs. Otto Reichard, 69-year
old great grandmother, is going to
Rockford College, Illinois, taking
summer courses to meet require
i ments to teach in rural schools of
Winnebago County. Teacher short
Seven thousand boys and girls in
1 Fitchburg, Mass., took on part-time
jobs, helped around the house, cut
their budgets for bubble gum, comic
books and the movies to help pay for
a library building. Since January 1,
earned total of $8,500. Fitchburg,
Public Library sponsored program to
encourage young people in the city j
to' feel a part of and appreciate the
new building when it becomes a re- i
Veterans Administration officials
1 deny hospital site chosen. Blast
newspaper reports that VA had nar
rowed down the possible sites for
, 1,000-bed Eastern Carolina VA hos
pital to Wilmington, Wilson and i
, Goldsboro. Inspection teams will
first look over Eastern North Caro
lina with view of recommending cities
for the site. Tentative date for in
spection to be around August 18 to
September 6. Usual requirement that
town be over 10,000 population and
be able to furnish 400 acres.
Undesirable diplomatic jobs open
in Moscow, Warsaw, Belgrade and 34
other places in the diplomatic world
classified as undesirable. Situation
became known when the State De
partment offered as high as 25% dif
ferential over scales to hire staff
workers like stenos and clerks.
Joe Friedman took a liking to a
200-year-old life size dove carved in
ivory and gave an auctioneer $39 for
it. He had it appraised, then insured
the dove for $20,000 in Harrisburg,
Lester Jordan Will
Operate Lester’s Place
Lfester Jordan, popular pitcher for
the Edenton Colonials, has started
in business and will this week begin
to operate Lester’s Place, formerly
the Rainbow Inn on the Windsor
highway near the U. S. Fish Hatch
ery. MrT Jordan plans to serve
meals, including chicken, steaks and
barbecue, as well as sandwiches and
drinks of all kinds. He has secured
the services of a cook who is an ex
pert at making corn bread, which
Will be a feature or the meals serv
Cnrb service will be provided, and
he solicits the business of his many
friends in this area.
$1.50 Per Year.
Expenditures Are Cut
Down But Estimated
Revenue Is Less
Budget Now on File In
Clerk’s Office For
Meeting in special session Thurs
day afternoon of last week, Town
Council tentatively set the 1947-48
tax rate at $1.50, the same as last
| year. Very few changes were made
in the proposed budget as presented
by the Finance Committee, which is
composed of J. Clarence Leary and
J. P. Partin, so that not a great deal
of time was devoted to arriving at a
I tentative rate.
I The overall budget calls for esti-
I mated expenditures of $82,009.00,
jwhich compares with $79,751.90 last
Expenditures for the various de
partments were estimated as follows:
Administrative, $4,977.48, which
compares with $5,312.48 last year.
Police Department, $15,675.36.
Last year’s budget was $15,861.00.
Fire Department, $7,407.85, which
last year was $8,197.85.
Health Department, $864.86, as
compared with $750 last year.
Street Department, $33,816.00 as
compared with $34,350.57 last year.
Parks and Playgrounds, $3,000.00
which was $6,000.00 last year.
Cemetery, $1,606.00, compared with
$2,325.00 last year.
Base expense, $3,850,000, for which
no appropriation was made last year.
Other expenses total $10,812.35
compared with $12,955.00 last year.
In this list is included $4,500.00 deficit
of last year.
Estimated revenue is calculated at
$20,800.00, which leaves $61,785.00 to
be raised by taxation.
This year’s property valuation is
$4,119,000.00 as compared with $3,-
700,000.00 last year, so that a levy of
$1.50 on the SIOO will raise $61,785.00.
It will be noted that a reduction in
appropriation has been made in every
department of the budget except the
Health Department, which was in
creased $114.86. Then the base ex
'pense amounts to $3,850.00, which
was not figured last year. To help
'offset this saving, the anticipated
evenue is $3,711.97 less than last
year, so that despite the increase in
property valuation, the amount ne
cessary to be raised this year by tax
ation is $61,785.00, as compared with
$55,500.00 last year.
A copy of the proposed budget ap
j pears on page six of this issue of
The Herald. The budget is also on
file in Town Clerk R. E. Leary’s of
fice, where it may be inspected and
any objections registered at the regu
lar meeting of Town Council which
will be held Tuesday night, Septem
Sovernor Os Rotary
Visits Edenton Club
Vic Huggins, Governor of the 189th
Rotary District, paid an official visit
to the Edenton club Thursday of last
week and was the principal speaker
for the program.
Mr. Huggins was high in his
praise of John A. Holmes, a former
Governor of the district, as well as
the accomplishments of the local club.
He informed the Rotarians that
there are members of the club on bor
rowed classification from Rotary In
ternational and urged them to use
their talents in furthering the ideals
of “The Rotary challenge
all over the world is now greater than
ever before,” he said, “and some Ro
tarians are sitting back riding on the
wave of prestige of what has been
Prior to the meeting Mr. Huggins
held a conference with club officials.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrum an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Pa
tricia Moore Byrum, in Duke Hospi
tal, Durham, on Tuesday, July 29.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sledge announce
the birth of a son, James Scott, in
Gaston, Alabama, on July 20. Mrs.
Sledge is the former Miss Catherine