North Carolina Newspapers

    ■ Volume XlV—Number 39.
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Contract Awarded To Build
Boiler Room AtCourt House
For Modern Heating System
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C. B. Mooney & Son Was
Lowest of Three Con
tractors Bidding
C05T~52,455
Heating Contract Is De
layed Due to Possible
Change of Plans
Meeting in special session Monday ,
morning, the County Commissioners
awarded a contract to C. B. Mooney
& Son, local contractor, to construct
a boiler room at the northeast corner
of the Chowan County Court House
which will house an oil burner to heat
the historical building. Bids were
also opened for installing the heat,
but due to the possibility of a change
of plans, the two lowest bidders have
been requested to revise their figures
in order to provide radiators in the
panel room on the second flqor in
stead of unit heaters suspended from
the ceiling. The original specifica
tions called for radiators in all rooms
except the panel room, where the sus
pended units were included in order
not to mar or hide portions of the
panel work.
There were three bids for the boiler
room, Mr. Mooney’s bid being $2,455.
J. L. Batton & Bros, bid $3,550 and
Batton & Pickier $3,447.
Four Contractors presented bids for
'installing the heat. Z. A. Norris of
Wilson was l.ow at $4,500 and W. M.
Wiggins & Co., also of Wilson was
next with $4,940. C. L. Russ Plumb
ing & ‘ Heating Company of Green
ville bid $5,050 and R. S. Jordan &
Co., of Elizabeth City, $6,133.
Frank Benton, architect of Wilson,
was also present at the meeting, an 3
answered many questions propounded
during the morning.
A committee from the Panel Room
Committee- also appeared before the
Commissioners. They expressed de
light over the prospect. of modern
heating of the building and urged tfce
Commissioners to do everything pos
sible to preserve the beauty and looks
of the interior. The committee sug
gested floor radiation in the panel
room instead of the overhead unit
. heaters and opposed pipes running
across the ceiling of the court room.
It was explained that floor radiation
would cover much of the panel work,
and cost more, not to mention what
problems might be encountered in the
wall or under the floor. Mr. Benton,
together with members of the com
mittee and the Commissioners visited
the panel room to consider the most
satisfactory system. No decision was
reached other than to wait until the
revised figures were received from
the heating contractors.
Representatives of heating contrac
tors expressed their opinion that Mr.
Benton’s plans were most practical
and could»not bar improved upon.
1 However, a final decision will be
: • reached by the Commissioners at
their regular meeting on Monday, Oc
tober 6th.
> of the Panel Room Com
j mittee who were present were Mrs.
* J. W. Davis, Mrs. W. D. Pruden, Ged
■, , des Potter and E. W. Spires.
t. The project, as -provided for in
original specifications, will cost
$6,955, which is considerably higher
than the Commissioners anticipated,
but modern heating of the Court
House has been a mooted question for
many years, and they plan to have
the work done at this time. •
Specifications call for an oil burn
ing hot water system housed in a ;
building 10xt5 feet, which will pro
vide ample room to add another unit
if and when the jail and jailer’s house 1
is heated. The first unit will heat the 1
entire Court House building, includ- '
ing the main court room, Register of
Deeds and Clerk of Court’s offices, the
panel room, county tax supervisor’s
room and the Masonic room.
Masonic Meeting Is 1
Called Off Tonight
Due to the revival meeting in pro- (
L gress at the Baptist Church this week, J
the regular meeting of Unanimity 1
| Lodge, No. 7, -A. F. &A. M., has been i
| called off tonight (Thursday). The '
regular meeting will be held as usual
K next week,
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ADDS NEW SERVICE >
I week announces the addition of a :
!• new an( ) up-to-date body and Daint
THE CHOWAN HERALP
District Meeting Os
Woman’s Clubs Will
Be Saturday
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The Sixteenth District meeting of
the North Carolina Federation of
Woman’s Clubs will be held Saturday
morning, September 27 at Camden,
beginning at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. James A. Gupton of Char
lotte, president of North Carolina
Federation of Woman’s Clubs, and
Mrs. Edwin P. Brown of Murfrees
boro, second vice president, will be
the principal speaker.
An interesting program has beer:
planned so that members of all
Woman’s Clubs are especially urged
to attend. ,
Aces Meet Hertford,
Arch Rival, At Hicks
Field On Friday Night
Indians Hold Edge In 23
Games Played During
Past 21 Years
Coaches Tex Lindsay and Nick
George, realizing that the-Edenton
Aces in their game Friday night dis
played poor condition and weakness
in defense, this week during practice
session concentrated upon the faults
they observed and believe the Aces
will be in better shape to face their
arch rival, on Hicks Field
Friday night. The game is schedul
ed to begin at 8 o’clock and should
be a hard fought game and attract
a large crowd of fans due to the
keen rivalry.
Gridiron rivalry between the two
schools goes back to 1926 when Hert
ford won both games played that
year. During the intervening years
23 games have been played, 12 of
which were won by Hertford, eight
by the Aces and three tie games.
The two schools met twice last
year with each winning a game. In
the first game the Indians won 6-0
and in the return game the Aces
took the long end of an 18-7 score.
Between 1934 and 1940, when the
Aces were in their hey day, the two
schools did not meet on the gridiron.
The Indians have a decided edge in
the series, but the Aces feel con
fident that they will add another
game on the victory page of the
ledger Friday night.
The Indians have lost some out
standing players through graduation
and lost their opening game to Eliza
beth City Friday night 20-0.
In connection with Friday night’s
game a drive is on to sell tickets to
add to the funds for purchasing a
bus. The bus will probably be de
livered over the week-end. Tickets
are now on sale at Leggett & Davis
Drug Store and Mitehener’s Phar
macy and representatives of the
school will also sell the tickets dur
ing the week. Friends of the school
are urged to buy a ticket and thus
help in paying for the much-needed
bus which will be used to transport
the various school athletic teams.
Any person who desires to make a
contribution is asked to give it to
Mrs. Travis at the high school office.
Coach Lindsay stated early this
week that the probable Aces lineup
against the Hertford Indians will be
as follows:
Stpncil Davenport and Earl Good
win, ends; Hector Lupton, Jr., and
George Habit, tackles; Gene Spruill
and A1 Habit, guards; Frank Habit,
center; Jack Habit, quarterback;
Bobby Byrum and Russell Wheeler,
halfbacks and Andrew Whitson, full
back.
Baptist Revival Will
Come To End Sunday
Revival services at the Baptist
Church will come to a close Sunday
nigfit, when Dr. Fred F. Brown of
Knoxville, Tenn., will preach the final
sermon in the series of meetings.
The services during this week have
been very well attended, and it is ex
pected quite a few will be added to
the church membership as a result ‘
fit the meetings.
For the remainder of the week ser
vices will be held at 10 o’clock each
morning and at 8 o’clock at night,
with two services Sunday, one in the
morning at 11 o’clock and the Other
Edenton,. Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 25,1947.
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BRAZILIANS IN - ACTlON—Equipped with American cloth
ing, equipment and arms, this Brazilian Army ski patrol bears a
startling resemblance to the Gls at whose side they fought in Italy
during World War 11. Though inexperienced in cold-weather fight
ing conditions, the Brazilian troops in Italy with the Fifth Army
acquitted themselves well. Note the “tommy gun” carried by the
leader of the patrol (left).
Two Edenton Women
Called To Serve On
Federal Court Jury
Mrs. O. B. Perry and
Miss Louise Smith Ex
cused From Serving
Two Edenton women were among
six women to be drawn for jury duty
in a term ofJJ. S. District Court
which convened in Elizabeth City
Monday. It 'was the first time ip
the history of the Court that women
were called to serve on a jury.
The two Edenton women whose
names were drawn in Raleigh by A.
Hand James, clerk of the court, and
J. E. O’Donnell, jury commissioner,
are Mrs. O. B. Perry and Miss Louise
Smith. Both, however, were excused
from serving. «,
Judge Don Gilliam of Tarboro pre
sided over the term which has in the
neighborhood of 20 cases callendered,
but some were expected to be con
tinued.
Midway Beats Conway
In Semi-Final Game
Hicks Field was the scene of an
interesting game "of baseball Mon
day night when Midway and Con
way, two teams in the Chowan-Roa
noke League played the final game
of the semi-final series. Midway,
with several of the Edenton Colonials
in the lineup won the game 5 to 4,
which was the third victory in a five
gajme series and entitled them to
meet Lewiston in the championship
series.
Johnson and Batchelor, a Cole
rain battery in the Albemarle League,
performed for Midway, while Flythe
and Riddick were the battery for
Conway. •
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Editor’s Note: The following
article was written and read by
Mrs. Charles P. Wales at a recent
meeting of the North Carolina
Society For the Preservation of
Antiquities held in Raleigh. She -
has also read the article at the
Edenton Rotary Club and the
Junior Woman’s Club, and has
consented to have it appear in
The Herald for the benefit of
readers.
The old Court House speaks. Sure
ly, prosaic words. And yet, have you
known the rare privilege of listening
to tne creak of ancient timbers in an
age-old building as it talked to it
self—t>f its past—of the joy and sor
row, the romance and tragedy, high
courage and craven cowardice, love
and honor, discord, contentment and
peace, which had gone into the warp
and woof of the fabric of its exist
ence?
I slept last night in the hostelry
which stands next door to the old
Court House in Queen Anne’s Town
where once stood the King’s Arms
Tavern whose naffie in patriotic fer- ■
vor against English rule was dis
carded for that of Horniblow’s Tav
ern—or, rather, I didn’t sleep—for
the crowded events of the past so
filled my brain that it seemed im
possible for me to sufficiently com
pose myself for slumber. A bright
moon silvered the rippling waters of
Edenton Bay, and even the sudden
noise of an all-but-expiring car, new
starting in the chilly night, seemed
to tnake the silence more pregnant
with the echoes of the past. There
was the tread of martial feet, the
light laughter' of a girlish voice with
White Cane Sale Is
Scheduled To Be
Held On Saturday
Chairman J. A. Curran
Urges Solid Backing
To Raise Goal
J. A. Curran, who w’in serve as
local chairman of the White Cane
Sale, sponsored by the Edenton Lions
• Club, stated early this week that the
, local drive to sell the white canes
, will be held next Saturday, Septem
ber 27. The Edenton Lions Club is
, sponsoring the drive, during which
the buttons will be directly to
[ the general public. They will be ex
changed for nominal contributions,
. but there is no limit to the amount
I purchasers may contribute.
Mr. Curran states that one-third
of the funds derived from the sale
; of the white cane buttons will be
retained by the local club for use
’ in the program of its own blind aid
and sight conservation committee,
which is the major project commit
tee of all Lions clubs. The remain
ing two-thirds \>f the proceeds goes
I to the North Carolina State Asso
ciation for the Blind toward meet
ing its $25,000 goal for the 1947
1 campaign.
The local goal is $l5O and Mr.
i Curran urges local friends of the
blind to get behind the drive as solid
ly as possible so that the local com
-1 munity can make an excellent show
ing in the over-all State-wide cam
-1 paign. He is very anxious to secure
more than the goal set for the local
club.
KINDERGARTEN CLASS
Mrs. Roy Spry and Mrs. Charles F.
Russell are conducting a kindergar
• ten this year and have 10 pupils now
enrolled.
Hpubp gypaka
as he called out to the assembled
throng to “stand and defend,” the
musical clink of teacups as women
met to drink their yapon in protest
against injustice, and the solemn
tones of men who sat in conclave to
discuss the weighty measures which
should bring a free nation into be
ing. The soft music of the minuet
came to my ears, and I could almost
hear the fluttering of hearts as well
as the. swish of taffeta skirts as the
maidens gathered in the Assembly
Room of the old Court House to tread
a measure with a Royal Prince.
And then the clock in the tower
boomed out the witching hour of
twelve and the sounds which I had
faintly heard took shape and form
as the old Court House began to talk
to itself. “Well,” it said, “if there
isn’t Joe Hewes coming down King
Street from his home, back in the vil
lage again from Philadelphia where
he toils long hours and far overtaxes
his strength working out plans in the
Continental Congress for the freedom
of the country. ’Twas he, with other
compatriots, who brought me into be
ing, when the General Assembly in
1767 appointed Cullen Pollock, Joseph
Hewes, Thomas Nash, Edward Vail
and William Lowther on my building
committee, and the citizenship of the
entire Albemarle which I serve gave
freely of their material and labor to
supplement the tax levy for my erec :
tiori.” And then a throaty chuckle
came clearly to my ear, “The proud
people of Edenton and the Albemarle
could accept no taunt from their Vir
ginia neighbor, and when Colonel Wil
liam Byrd of West over had visited
the Albemarle and returning home
had written of the Court House here
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Legionnaires Appointed To
Proceed With Plans For Big
Armistice Bay Celebration
| Resigns |
P. T. Owens, manager of the
local A&P Store has tendered
his resignation, effective next
.Saturday. Mr. Owens has held
the position for 18 years, com
' ing to Edenton June 23, 1929.
The resignation was tendered
due to going in business for him
self.
Mr. Owens will leave the first
of next week for Newport News.
Va., where he has secured a gro
cery store in a prosperous neigh
borhood. Mrs. Owens will re
main in Edenton for a few weeks
until her husband makes ar
rangements to secure a house.
Rotarians Observe
r Ladies’ Night At
i Legion Hut Tonightj
Rev. W. W. Finlator of
Elizabeth City Prin
cipal Speaker
5 Tonight (Thursday) at 7:30
' o’clock, the Edenton Rotary Club will
. observe Ladies’ Night in the Ameri
-3 can Legion hut at the Naval Air Sta
-1 tion. Wives of the Rotarians will be
J guests and a program has been ar
, ranged which should delight all who
{ attend. The affair has been arranged
by a committee consisting of George
j Twiddy, Joe Conger, Jr., and David
e Holton. Special favors have been se-
t > cured for the ladies.
e The principal speaker for the occa
j sion will be the Rev. W. W. Finlator
, | of Elizabeth City, pastor of the First
’ Baptist Church.
The meal will be served by mem
s bers of the American Legion Auxili
ary, and President Richard F. Ei
liott urges every Rotarian to be on
7 hand. The meeting takes the place
of 4he usual meeting held at 1 o’clock
each Thursday.
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Property Owners
i To Organize Here
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Campaign Expected to
Be Launched to Se
cure Members
Edenton and vicinity are included
in plans for a chapter organization
and membership campaign soon to
be launched by the National Home
and Property Owners Foundation, ac
cording to word from the Founda
-1 tion’s headquarters in Washington,
3 D. C.
1 The aim of the drive, officials of
t the Foundation point out, is to ob
-1 tain increased public support for
J projects designed to safeguard and
enhance the rights and interests of
, “the man who has acquired a home
t or a piece of land through his own
1 industry, thrift and vision.”
! Emphasizing the many local bene
j fits to be derived from effective or
‘ ganization of the owners of homes,
. farms and other real property, the
: coming drive in Edenton and vicinity
j will be under the general direction
i of W. W. Lee, of Greenville, a Foun
; dation trustee for the North Caro
i lina district.
' Every home owner and farmer i 3
' eligible for membership in the
! Foundation, which already numbers
| tens of thousands of people in all
i parts of the country.
Army Enlistments In
i Albemarle Are Short
i f
; Master Sergeant C. B. Cayton,
| commanding officer of the Elizabeth
\ City sub-station of the U. S. Army
. and Air Force, reported this wspk
> that of the 493 men enlisted in the
I Carolinas the first 15 days of Sfjp
* tember, 14 were from the Albemarle
‘ section. This number is 11 short of
j keeping abreast of the monthly quota
| of the two states.
| With the start of the new pre
; enlistment school selection progra^i,
$1.50 Per Year.
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Affair Calculated to At
tract Thousands to
Edenton
DRIVE
Features Planned For
Full Program During
Entire Day
Continuing their plans for their
“Build or Bust” campaign to erect a
memorial home in Edenton, members
of Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion at a meeting Tuesday laid
the ground work for a huge Armis
tice Day celebration which will be
more or less of a climax to their drive
to raise $35,000 as a building fund,.
I Tentative plans call for a big pa-
I rade, an outstanding speaker, special
moving picture, community sing, band
I concert, football game, boat races, a
victory ball and a free dinner at
Hicks Field. Legionnaires are very
enthusiastic over the prospect of
staging- the celebration and antici
pate attracting thousands of people to
Edenton during the day. The affair
is also calculated to add impetus to
the drive, as well as be more or less
of an inducement-for former service
1 men to affiliate with the Legion.
Kermit Layton is general chairman
of the fund raising drive and believes
that the Armistice Day celebration
will not only create more interest in
the drive for funds, but will also
make more Gl’s conscious of what the
Legion is doing.
Many details will have to be work
ed out for the celebration, and as a
starter, various committees were ap
pointed Tuesday night. There may
be others appointed from time to
time, but those named Tuesday night
have been given the green light to
proceed with their various duties. The
following committees and members
were chosen:
Parade Committee; —Carroll Cason
Goodwin, chairman, Oscar Duncan, A.
E. Jenkins, D. Skiles and Nick
George, with the latter delegated to
the military phase of the parade. This
committee will also arrange for a
band concert.
Speaker’s Committee—Walter Hol
ton, chairman, J. H. Conger, Sr., and
T. C. Byrum.
Free Dinner Committee-—W. J.
Yates, chairman, Jack lined and J.
Willis McClenney.
Boat Races—H. A. Bunch.
Football Game—Walter Holton.
Special Moving Picture—Skinner
White and John Lee Spruill.
Community Sing—C. W. Overman
and W. J. Daniels.
Victory Ball—William P. Jones, J.
H. Conger, Jr., and Meredith Jones.
Traffie and Parking—R. L. Pratt.
Transportation—O. B. Perry and
Bruce Jones.
Drink Stands—L. S. Bvrum, chair
man, J. C. Parks, Luther Parks, Fred
Britton and Jack Barrow.
Heavy Expenditures
Foreseen In County
For Homes On Farm
Forecast Estimates That
$476,000 Is Slated For
New Housing
Farm families in Chowan County
will spend more than $476,000 for
new housing in the next three to
five years, according to a forecast
released by the Tile Council of
America.
“As a result of high incomes dur
ing the last few years, farmers in
every part of the nation are prepared
to invest record amounts in new
home construction -and in general
farm improvements,” said F. B. Ort
man, chairman of the Council’s resi
dential construction committee.
Pointing out that the comforts and
conveniences of urban living are now
available to farm families, Ortman
said that many new rural homes -will
- incorporate such features as central
heating, tiled bathrooms and modern
kitchen facilities. •
- Rapid electrification of rural areas
of North Carolina is making possible
the incorporation in new homes of
many labor-Baving and comfort-pro
viding devices undreamed of a gene
ration ,«go, * according to Ortman.
    

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