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This is a safety inspection lane, typical of the one your car will pass through when the new Mechanical Inspection Program
goes into effect ip January. According to statistics of the National Safety Council, 17 per cent of all motor vehicle accidents are
caused'by cars with faulty equipment. The Mechanical Inspection Program was passed by the 1947 General Assembly “for your
safety”—to cut*down on North Carolina’s high accident and fatality rates. The new law requires that all vehicles must be inspected
once during 1948 and twice a year thereafter. Three principal points that will be stressed in the inspection program are SEEING,
STEERING AND STOPPING, which will take care of lights, brakes, steering assembly, mirrors, horn, windshield wiper, wheel
alignment and tires. One of these safety inspection lanes will be located on Hicks Field in Edenton.
MACHINERY SET UP FOR SPECIAL BOND
tLECTHIN IN CHOWAN COUNTY SCHEDULED
TO Bf DECIDED BY VOTERS ON JANUARY 20
Registrars,' Judges of
Election and Voting
Tax Rate Boosted Only
13 Cents First Year
With a special election called for
Chowan County citizens to vote upon
a $400,000 bond issue, machinery is
being set up so that voters will have
an opportunity to register their
wishes. The bond election, which
will be held Tuesday, January 20, was
called by the County Commissioners
in order to provide funds to make
absolutely necessary • additions to.
• According to L. S. Byrum, Chair
man of the Chowan County Board of
Elections, registration books will be
open December 27, January 8 and
January 10, with Challenge day des
ignated January 17, and the election
The local Board of Elections has
appointed the following registrars
and judges of election, as well as
specified voting plaees, as follows:
jj East Edenton Precinct—Miss Sarah
Jones, registrar; O. C. Davis and C.
C. Cates, judges of election. Voting
$ place, Court House.
I West Edenton Precinct—J. J. Long,
I registrar; M. A. Hughes and Mrs.
I George Hoskins, judges of election.
Voting place, Municipal Building.
| Yeopim Precinct—H. A. Perry, reg-
T. J. Hoskins and Thomas
Hoskins, Jr., judges of election. Vot
ing place, H. A. Perfy’s store.
Rocky • Hock FreCinct—W. H.
Pearce, registrar : Tom Tynch and
W. H. Saunders, judges of election.
Voting place, Henry Bunch’s store.
Center Hill Precinct —R. H. Good
win, registrar. Ralph Goodwill and
E. D. Byrum, judges of election. Vot
ing place, same as last election.
, Wardville Precinct —G. A. Hollo
well, registrar; T. A. Berryman and
C. J. HoHowell, judges of election.
Voting place, G. A. Hollowell’s store.
Polls will be ppen from 6:30 A. M.
S*nd close at 6:30 P. M,
Improvements which will be made
if the bond issue is carried include
new buildings .'which will provide
only class ‘rooms for the white and
colored school! in Edenton and-a
physical education building at Chow
-an High School. .The added class
k rooms for White schools are. estimated
L to cost $216,000, colored schools $200,-
ipoo and the Chowan High physical
■Education building $75,000. Os course,
on Page Five)
■HERBERT LEARY UNDER KNIFE
IT Herbert L4ary^entered Chowan
last W6CK after becoming
THE CHOWAN HERALft
Ed Ballenger New
New Bern Man Succeeds
B. H. Smith; Releases
Ed Ballenger of New Bern is now
stationed in Edenton, having been ap
pointed permanent license examiner
succeeding the late B. Henry Smitji.
Mr. Ballenger’s headquarters will be
at the 8.8. H. Motor Company and
he has announced that he will be in
Edenton each Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
and on Saturday morning from 9 A.
M. to 12 o’clock noon.
Mr. Ballenger advises motorists
whose names begin with A or B that
time is very short for the A-B group
to be examined. His work will close ]
at noon on December 24 and begin
again on Monday, December 29, due to
the Christmas holidays, so that very,
few more days remain for the ex
At Baptist Church
Choir Will Present Mu
• sicdl Program at
White Christmas will be observed
at the Baptist Church Sunday morn
ing, when presents will be broughjt to
the church to be distributed among
the less fortunate of the community.
At 5 o’clock in the afternoon the
choir, under tjie direction of ,Mrs. M.
A. Hughes, will present a musical
program in keeping with the Christ
mas season. This service will take
.the place of the usual evening service,
stated the pastor, the Rev. R. N.
Town Office Closed "
Tws Days Next Week
• The Town office in the Municipal
Building will be closed Thursday and
Friday next week, in order to observe
a two-day holiday for Christmas.
Business will go on as usual Satur
day morning in line with other busi
ness heuaes-Jn Edenton. \\
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RED MEN TRIBE WILL ELECT
OFFICERS MONDAY NIGHT
At the paeeting'bf Chowan Tribe of
Red Men next Monday night, new of
ficers for the next six-.month period
will be elected. There are several
candidates in the field, so that the
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 18,1947.
l Lions-Club Plans
l Christmas Party
I For Friday Night
Feature Will Be Presen
tation of Presents to
» Members’ Wives
At their meeting last Monday
, night the Edenton Lions Club made
' last minute preparations for a gala
Christmas party to be held at the
American Legion hut, on Friday
night at 7:30 o’clock. The members
r will buy attractive presents for the
• ladies in appreciation for their un
■ selfish devotion during the year.
Various chairmen gave yearly re
> ports among whom were: Dr. Martin
1 Wisely, program chairman; Ralph E.
i Parrish, finance chairman; W. S. Priv
-1 ott, membership; Herbert Hollowell,
. attendance; O. E. Duncan, constitu
. tion and by-laws; Peter Carlton, pub
licity; L. H. Haskett, civic improve
i ment; W. W. Byrum, community
betterment; W. J. Taylor, education
, and health and welfare; R. C. Hol
. i land, Lions education; sight conser
vation, J. A. Curran; boys and girls,
, Nathan Dail, reporting for Walter
Visitors recognized were Edward
Wells and L. T. Dunbar. It was pro
posed that the Lions Club sponsor a
District Court of Honor in the near
i Varsity Club Dance
In Armory Bee. 26th
Affair For Benefit of
Monogram and Var
-1 . sity Clubs
Sponsored by the Varsity Club, a
dance will be held in the. Edenton
, armory Friday night, December 26,
from 9:30 P. M. to 1:30 A. M.
I' The affair is being held for the
benefit of the Varsity Club and the
. Monogram Club of -Edenton High
Roy Cole and his* University of
North Carolina orchestra will furnish
the music for the occasion. Table'
reservations may be obtained by tele
phoning 314-J or 111-W-2.
Edenton Quartet At
Four Edentonians attended the cele
bration of the 44th anniversary of the
first airplane flight, held at Kill Devil
Hill; Wednesday. The quartet was
composed of H. A. Campen, president
of the .Chowan County Chamber of
' Commerce.; Pete? Carlton, executive
' secretary, Mayor Leroy Haskett and
J.' H. Conger.
[ A feature of the celebration was
an impressive rotary-wing aircraft
| show and an address by Ighr Sikor
sky, designer, of aircraft and inventorl
lof the helicopter. .■., *
At this season of the year kind
ness and consideration for others
is forged to the front, but despite
> this fact, the devil no doubt has
his followers at work. Such was
the case late last week when one
or more hoodlums deliberately did
considerable damage in Beaver
The entire side of a cinder
bidek wall around the Hurdle
plot was knocked over and broken
1 and a small monument damaged
beyond repair with either an axe,
sledge hammer or other heavy in
On the Ambrose plot three
lambs on that many stones were
broken off in such small pieces
that repair is impossible.
A hurried investigation soon
revealed that some damage was
also done to the Duffy Sawyer
The Town employs a colored
man full time at the certietery
and he raked up leaves in the
vicinity where the damage was
done Friday afternoon, so that
the dastardly acts were done be
tween Friday night and Sunday,
when the damage was discovered.
On Tuesday night, working on
a slender clue, Sheriff J. A. Bunch
and Edenton police secured a con
fession from Charlie Cross, Jr.,
18-year-old Negro, that he dam
aged the Hurdle grave. He is
now in jail awaiting a hearing.
Stores Close Two
Days For Christmas
Also Begin to Remain
Open Nights on Fri
day, Dec. 19th
According to a poll of Edenton’s
merchants, H. A. Campen, president
of the Chowan County Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants Associa
tion, stated early this week that
stores will close for two days over
■Christmas, on Christmas Day and the
following day, December 25 and 26.
Mr. Campen also stated that the
majority of stores expressed a desire
to close on New Year’s Day to ob
serve the holiday. ,
1 Local stores Will begin next Fri
day night, December 19, to remain
open nights for the convenience of
Christmas shoppers. The stores will
remain open until 9 o’clock up until
First Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
The Rev. W, C. Francis, master of
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., announces that the first de
gree will be conferred upon three
candidates at the meeting ‘of the
lodge tonight (Thursday). Mr. Fran
cis requests the 'officers of the' lodge,
especially, to be on hand as near 7
o’clock as possible.
I The meeting will begin at § o’clock
1 and all Masons are urged to attend.
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Santa Claus Is Greeted By
Thousands In Edenton On
His Arrival Friday Night
JOHN F. WHITE
With a Democratic Primary
Election scheduled to he held
next May, John F. White of
Edenton this week announced
that he will be a candidate for
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Party Held Tonight
Delightful Affair Plan
ned at American
Edenton’s Rotary Club will stage a
Christmas party tonight (Thursday)
at the American Legion hut at the
Naval Air Station. Though no
speaker has been secured for the oc
casion, Rotary Anns will be special
guests and an appropriate program
has been arranged for the occasion.
The committee in charge of the
party is composed of Clarence M.
Speight, David Holton and Joe Con
Aside from being a Christmas
party, the affair will be the climax of
an attendance contest in which Wil
liam and Frank Holmes were captains
of the two sides. The losing side will
entertain the winners and at the last
check-up of the contest, William’s
side had a slight edge.
Because of the party, there will be
no meeting of the club at the Parish
Christmas Are All
Taken In Chowan
1 Mrs. J. H. McMullan Is
Very Well Pleased
According to Mrs. J. H. McMullan,
superintendent of public welfare,
practically all of the Christmas op
\ portunities in Chowan County have
been taken, though she can still refer
other less needy cases to anyone who
’ might be interested in offering aid
' during the Christmas season.
Those who accepted opportunities
' since the last issue of The Herald are
Skinner White, Dr. and Mrs. O. L.
[ Holley, Personnel of the home and
' county agents’ offices, Miss Mary L.
Copeland for the YWA of the Baptist,
Churcfy and Miss Celia Spivey for the
1 Mrs. McMullan is delighted with
I the generous response made to the
. Christmas opportunities, and feels
sure a great dqal of joy will result
not only on the part of those who re
ceive, but those who give, as well. In
a few instances the ones involved in
, Cases listed have been visited, which
1 will result in even more being done
, than was mentioned in the yarious
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT
> WARWICK CHURCH FRIDAY
The Warwick Sunday School will
, give a Christmas program at the
’ church Friday evening at 7:30. These
will be a Christinas tree and "reat
i for the children. The public "U in
351.50 Per Year.
Street Is Jammed With
Young and Old; San
ta Rides Tank
Visiting Bands Add to
Success of Outstand
Despite a cold raw night the crowd
«n hand to meet Santa Claus in
Edenton last Friday night was far
beyond the fondest expectations of
anyone who had anything to do with
the affair. Crowds lined along
Broad Street from the armory to
King Street, with a regular jam dev
eloping in the block between King
and .Queen Streets.
Adding to the parade were the
Elizabeth City and Hertford bands,
who generously made' the trip to
Edenton to help add to the success
of the occasion.
Santa Claus made his debut on top
of one of the Edenton Cannon Com
pany’s large tanks, which was ac
companied by an honor guard of
National Guardsmen. He waved to
the kiddies along the line of march.
Also in the parade were a number of
decorated cars, floats, Scouts, school
children and of course, Fire Chief R.
Hall, who was riding with Tom
■ Goodman on the Edenton Fire Depart
ment’s old Reo fire engine.
I I After the parade Santa mounted a
[ platform in front of Quinn’s Furni
» ture Company, where William P.
Jones presided over the loud speaker
The Rev. Harold W. Gilmer led in
prayer, after which Mayor Leroy
Haskett, W. W. Byrum and Geddes
Potter spoke briefly welcoming tjie
crowd and complimenting Peter Carl
ton and the Association for the suc
i cess of the visit of Santa Claus.
I Santa then took over the loud
; speaker and after reading some of the
i letters he received, he did the best
- he could to distribute gifts among the
i W. Jim Daniels led in singing
; Estimates of the number of people
. who attended the event ranged from
- 2,500 to 5,000. At any rate, those in
charge were delighted and no little
; surprised to see so many people turn
Be Candidate For
Edenton Attorney An
nounces Intention to
Run This Week
I John F. White this week announced
that he will be a candidate for Dis
trict Solicitor subject to the Demo
’ cratic Primary Election which will be
held in May.
Mr. White took his academic work
at Wake Forest College and later
studied law at the University of
North Carolina. He -began active
practice in 1926, and during his 21
years as a member of the Bar served
as‘both Judge and Prosecutor of the
Chowan Recorder’s Court. He also
represented Chowan County in six
regular and two special terms of the
General Assembly, having served
under five Governors, Max Gardner,
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, Clyde R. Hoey,
J. Melville Broughton and R. Gregg
10 Enlist In Army
M/Sgt. C. B. Cayton, commanding
officer of the recruiting office serving
Edenton, in giving the report for No
vember, states that the local office
enlisted a total of 10 men during "the
past month from in and around Eden
Cayton also stated that during the
month of December special emphasis
will be placed on the maivy opportu
nities for World War II veterans to
return to the Army and obtain a duty
assignment within the states of North
and South Carolina.
Full information may be obtained
by visiting the local Army and Air
i Force recruiting sub-station at 202
Kramer Building, Elizabeth City or
by contacting a recruiting sergeant at
the Edenton Post Office any Thursday.