North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XV—Number 47.
Navy Supervising Work Os
Repairing And Changes At
Edenton Naval Air Station
News Story Wednesday
Says Navy Abandons
Contractors Already at
Base to Start Repair- ,
ing and Changes
No little concern developed in \
Edenton Wednesday following a
news dispatch from Washington
to the effect that the Navy has
abandoned reactivation of the
Edenton Air Station. i
The decision, reported by a
Navy spokesman, was caused by
limitations imposed by President
Truman on. national defense
spending for the next fiscal year. ,
“Had Mr. Truman gone along ]
with the overall budget recom
mendations of 23 billion dollars
for the armed services,” the
spokesman said, “the Edenton
Air Station would have been one
of several reactivated on the East i
Coast during the next fiscal year
or the latter part of the current <
Mayor Leroy' Haskett and other
Edenton people contacted Repre
sentative Herbert Bonner Wednes
day morning, who in turn got in
touch with Washington. Mr. Bon
ner later informed Mayor Haskett
that the report was erroneous.
Although orders are for the Eden
ton Naval Air Station to be vacated
by December 15, a group of Navy I
officials, as well as contractors, are |
already on the base getting it ready
for occupancy by the Marines.
Several inspections have been made I
during the past week and on Friday
a group made a thorough investiga
tion of work which can be done in
advance, so that as little time as
possible will be needed to make re
pairs and changes from the time the .
base is vacated until the . arrival of j
Marines. ,
These officials said it was the pur-
pose to do as much work as possible _
this month and they contacted Town ‘
officials in order to cooperate so that
no hardship or embarrassment will ,
develop on the part of any • people ‘
who are sub-leasing buildings from
the Town.
Some of those who have sub-leased .
portions of the base and equipment
have already vacated and all on the
’base except the hospital and the (
Country Club have been notified that _
it is necessary for- them to be out J
and account for inventories on or be- |
fore December 15.
Little information is available con- j
cerning the base, but the general
, impression prevails that to start with
there will be 1500 Marines stationed
Methodists Resume
Services fln Nov. 28
Connection of Boiler All
Remaining In Exten
sive Repair Program .
Unless somgthing unforseen de
velops, the Methodist Church will be
in readiness to resume services on (
Sunday, November 28. There will ,be j
no services, either church or church ]
school, this coming Sunday due to (
the uncertainty of having the new
boiler in operation.
A considerable amount of repair '
and renovation work has been done ,
in and about the church during the
past few months, and during that
time, until two weeks ago, services
were held in the school auditorium.
4-H Achievement Day
Attendance Reduced
Due To Bad Weather
Due to inclement weather, attend
ance at the Chowan 4-H Club
Achievement Day in the Edenton
armory was rather/ light, but the
program presented was veiy good
and apparently well appreciated and
enjoyed by those present.
Boys’ exhibits consisted of corn,
cotton, pegnuts, garden, vegetables, j
poultry and handicraft, while the :
girls’ exhibits included canned foods, -
clothing, biscuits, cakes, pies, candy <
i and handicraft.
Rocky Mount Publisher
Backing Local Efforts
For Intelligent Markers
Josh L. Horne, editor of the Rocky ,
Mount Telegram, is a booster for in- .
telligent marking of historic* sites in ]
this immediate section, as can be ,
seen in a letter written to the editor
of The - Herald. Mr. Horne urges ■
support for the efforts put forth by 1
the Chamber of Commerce, and has j
this to say: , ,
“My dear Buff: I have just read <
the clipping from your newspaper i
of October 14’ on the subject of Bill j
Sharpe’s visit down and his
appeal for an intelligent marking of
points of historical interest around ;
Edenton and their being gotten to- :
gether in some type of historical
booklet or cards.
“I want you to know that I am on
the back of the chair rooting for the
success of that effort and I hope you
will rally to Peter Carlton’s support
and keep the matter, before the
people of Edenton through the
columns of your newspaper until it
is accomplished. I can think of no
thing that the service stations, cases,
hotels and garages could support 1
with greater enthusiasm than this .
proposal which Would mean money
in their cash registers.”
Aces Meet Kinston In
Crucial Game Friday
Local Boys Will Enter
Game In the Role of
With their final opportunity to go
further toward conference and State
honors, the Edenton Aces will jour
ney to Kinston Friday night in a
last ditch stand to at least register
a tie for the Northwestern Con
ference championship. The Aces will
tackle the undefeated Kinston Red
Devils and if the Edenton boys come ■
out on top, they will be tied with 1
Kinston for the honors.
Kinston last Friday stopped Wash- 1
ington, a 'team which defeated the 1
Aces by a one-point margin a week
earlier. On paper the Aces will enter !
the game in the role of underdog, J
although Coach Cecil Fry, who wit- 1
nessed the Kinston-Washington game,
expressed the opinion that if the
Aces play the brand of ball of which 1
they are capable, he believes they
will be able to trip the Red Devils.
To date Edenton and Kinston have :
met on the gridiron only four times, ■
n 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1947. In
each game the Red Devils were the
victors, last year the score being
A large crowd of Edentpn support
ers are expected to accompany the
Aces to Kinston, which will be the
final game of the season* unless ne
gotiations wi|h Ahoskie materialize 1
for a game to be played in Edenton ;
next week.
Thanksgiving Dance
In Armory On Nov. 26
Sponsored by the Junior Woman’s
Club, a Thanksgiving dance will be
held in the Edenton armory Friday
night, November 26, starting ,at 9:30
o’clock. Music for the dance will be
furnished by Buddy Butterton and
his orchestra from Portsmouth, which
organization is becoming very pop
ular for dances in this section.
For ally who desire reservations
for the dance, it is important that
either Mrs. R. N. Hines or Mrs. ,
Jesse Harrell be contacted as soon '
as possible. Mrs. Hines’ telephone '
number is 392 and Mrs. Harrell’s is
At the meeting of the American
Legion Tuesday night the organiza
tion endorsed the Junior Woman’s
Club Thanksgiving dance, and will co
operate in making it a success. The
club has been notified to that effect.
Dr. J. W. Davis, Jr.. Goes ;
To Hospital At U. Os P* I'
Dr. Junius W. Davis, Jr., is at home
for a few days enroute from Duke :
Hospital, Durham, to Philadelphia;
where he will serve as resident physi- i
dan in pediatrics at the Hospital of '
the University of Pennsylvania.
Edenton, Chowan uarolina Thursday, November 18,1948.
Dinner Cliißlo
Local Obs || nee
Os Educanonweek
About 60 People Enjoy
Affair Held In the
Parish House
Climaxing a day which was centered
around activities relating to the ob
servance of National Education Week,
the Edenton unit of the North Caro
lina Education Association held a
dinner meeting on the night of No
vember 9 in the Parish House. Miss
Rosalie Andrews, field representative
of the NCEA, was guest speaker.
Around 60 persons were present,
including members of the local fac
ulty; members of the School Board:
Chairman Thomas Chears and Mrs.
Chears, W. A. Leggett and Mrs. Leg
gett, J. H. Conger, W. E. Bond and
Mrs. Bond, P. S. McMullan and Mrs.
McMullan and Mrs. J. Clarence Leary
and Mr. Leary; Miss Paulina. Hassell,
former principal of Edenton High
School; Mayor and Mrs. L. Ib Has
kett; Representative-elect J. H» Mc-
Mullan and Mrs. McMullan; Chairman
of the County Board of Education J.
E. Wood and Mrs. Wood; President of
the Parent-Teacher Association Mrs.
L. A. Patterson, and Mrs. Frank El
liott. Husbands or wives of several
of the teachers were also preseent.
Mrs. Richard Davis, president of
the local unit, presided. The invoca
tion was given by Superintendent
John A. Holmes, after which Mrs.
Davis extended greetings to all. Two
numbers were sung by Mrs. Frank
Elliott, accompanied by Miss Dorothy
Williams, piano teacher. Mr. Holmes
then > introduced the faculty and
A stimulating report of the confer
ence on Federal aid to education was
(Continued on Page Eight)
Charles Lee Overman
Now An Eagle Scout
Court of Honor Held In
Scout Cabin Wednes
day Night
At a court of honor held in the
Scout cabin Wednesday night of last
week Charles Lee Overman, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Overman, receiv
ed the Eagle Scout award. The
court was presided over by Oscar
Duncan, advancement chairman and
present for the occasion were Scouts
from the West Albemarle District.
Duncan was assisted by George
Twiddy, district chairman; Geddes
Potter, district commissioner; J. L.
Chestnutt and W. S. G iffin.
Scouts Francis Hicks, William
Crummey and William Gardner were
advanced to Star Scouts and about
30 merit badges were awarded to
various Scouts.
Rotarians Planning
For Christmas Party
Edenton Rotarians plan to hold
their annual Christmas party again
this year, according to action taken
at last week’s meeting. Though no
definite date was set for the party,
Frank Holmes, Charles Wal'es and
M. M. Perry were appointed as a
committee to make arrangements.
Chairman Ralph E. Pafrrish Urges Generous Re
sponse to Help In Local Fight Against Dis
ease Which Can Be Prevented
“Tuberculosis causes more deaths
among persons between the ages of ,
15 and 44 than any other disease,”
says Ralph E. Parrish, president of
the Chowan County Tuberculosis and
Health Association, “yet according to
authorities, the disease can be pre
vented.” / •
It is for this purpose that the Cho
wan County Tuberculosis and Health
Association its annual sale
of Christmas seals to raise money to
carry on its curative and preventive
work and concurrently with it, an j
educational campaign.
Mr. Parrish is chairman of this
sale. Mrs. R. C. Holland, Mrs. Car
roll Kramer and membfers of the
Junior Woman’s Club are assembling
and putting stamps in envelopes
which will be mailed November 22. i
Everybody receiving one of these en-
Change Announced j
In Edenton Company
Os National Guard
Strength of Local Outfit
Increased From 61
To 121 Men
According to Captain William P.
Jones,' commanding officer of the Ed
enton National Guard Company, the
organization has been streamlined,
based on latest plans developed from
World War II experience. The co
mpany will henceforth be known and
equipped as a heavy mortar company.
This automatically increases the en
listed strength from the present froz
en roster of 61 men to that of 121
men, since a unit of this type calls
for more men and officers. Normally
a cannon company has a peacetime
strength of 76 men and five officers,
but due to the peacetime draft the
companies were frozen to strength
attained, as of the date of effect of
An infantry * regiment no longer
has a cannon company nor an anti
tank company, but does have a heavy
tank company and a heavy mortar
company. This new development
came about through War Department
experience in the late war and the
new setup better meets modern war
fare requirements.
Os interest to old and new men
alike, is the new increased pay scale,
change in titles of grades, and re
tirement pay based on certain years
of service for National Guardsmen.
The annual pay scale is as follows,
exclusive of longevity and subsist
ence: - Recruit, $157.59; private, $168.-
(Continued on Page Five)
Two More Dances
At Legion's Hut
Final Affairs Expected
To Top Any Previous
Os interest to dance enthusiasts
is an announcement by the Legion
Club that two more dances are sched
uled in the Legion Hut before the
base is vacated for reactivation. These
two dances will be held Saturday
nights, November 20, and December
4. The Legion will move out of the
officers’ club as per request before
December 15.
Music for both dances will be fur
nished by Buddy Butterton and his
orchestra from Portsmouth, and ac
cording to plans these two dances
will be the best staged by the club.
Proceeds from the dances will go to
ward building a new Legion home,
so it is hoped large crowds will be
on hand for both affairs.
Visiting Hours At
Hospital Emphasized
Due to a misunderstanding regard
ing visiting hours at Chowan Hos
pital, Miss Frances Tillett, manager,
furnished The Herald with the fol
lowing schedule:
Privte rooms, 11 A. M. to 8 P. M.
Semi-private rooms, 2 to 8 P. M.
Wards, 2 to 4 afternoons and 7 to
8 at night.
Visitors are urged to remember
the above hours and do their visit
ing accordingly.
' —r
velopes will be asked to buy the seals
so that the work of the association
can'be carried on in the highest de
gree of efficiency and for the greatest
benefit to the public.
The 1948 Christmas Seal pictures
a child sitting before a fireplace, at
which stockings have been hung,
awaiting Santa Claus, reminding that
Santa Claus comes to lift when we do
something to help others at Christ
“We can help others and ourselves,”
says Mr. Parrish, “by buying and
using Christmas Seals to support the
fight against tuberculosis, which is be
ing waged throughout the country by
the National Tuberculosis Association
and its 3,000 affiliates.” •
A communicable disease, it is
spread by persons with “open” TB,
(Continued on'Page Five)
IContract Scheduled To Be
Received For geik-Tyler
Store In Edent§ii Sec. 7
Early this week, J. Edwin
Bufilap, chairman of the Chowan
County Chapter of the National
Foundation for Infantile Par
alysis, was contacted by tele
phone from Chapel Hill relative
to a county chairman for the ap
proaching' March of Dimes.
Mr. Bufflap has asked several
people to serve as chairman,' but
so far none has accepted. It is
very imperative that somebody
serve in this capacity, so that an
appeal is made for a volunteer.
Information from State head
quarters is to the effect that all
county quotas will be doubled,
which is due to the ravages of
infantile paralysis during the
past summer.
Anyone who will volunteer to
act as chairman for the 1948
March of Dimes is urged to con
tact Mr. Bufflap at once.
Many Rural People
At Annual Dinner Os
Demonstration Clubs
Rev. Paul Nickens of
Plymouth Principal
Rural people from every section
of Chowan County were on hand at
the Legion hut Thursday night of
last week, when the annual dinner
of Chowan County home demonstra
tion clubs was held. The affair was
very delightful, with a splendid pro
gram arranged and a sumptuous
turkey dinner which was served by
the ladies of the Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin presided as
toastmistress and opened the meet
ing by calling on the Rev. J. W.
Davis to give the invocation. Mrs.
Percy L. Smith made a brief ad
dress of welcome, which was respond
ed to by C. W. Overman. Mrs.
Frank Elliott then sang a solo,
“Come To the Fair”, with Miss
Dorothy Williams as accompanist.
C. W. Overman led in group singing
during the program.
The principal speaker was the Rev.
Paul Nickens of Plymouth, who was
introduced by the Rev. Mr. Davis.
Mr. Nickens spoke on the subject
“The Investment of Life”, prefacing
his remarks by saying “Life is not
only the number of years you live,
or how long, but how well.”
He informed his audience that
each individual must make an invest
ment in life, and that parents or
friends cannot do it. “Each person
must be a victim or victor in the
struggle of life,” he said, “and the
choice is in your hands.”
He urged the right investment in
life in order to contribute something
worthwhile to civilization. “We have
a world of ruin,” he said, “but we
have a world of hope and out of the
ashes of this old world will emerge
a better world with the right kind
(Continued on Page Five)
Seven Chowan Boys
Sent To Fort Bragg
Seven young men, one white and
six Negroes, the first group of draf
tees from Chowan County under
the new Selective Service law, left
Edenton Tuesday morning for Fort
Bragg to be processed.
Morgan Butler is the white man,
while the Negroes include: Ellis W.
Scott, Javan Roberts, Percy A. Lee
Foxwell, Charlie H. Austin, Penn
Dalpha Wadsworth and George A.
Skeet Club Staking
Turkey Shoot Today
J. R. Byrum, president of the
Chowan County Wildlife Club, an
nounces a turkey shoot which will be
held at the Skeet Club at the Eden
ton Naval Air Station today (Thurs
day). The shooting will begin at 1
Mr. Byrum stated that an unlimit
ed number of turkeys will be on
hand, so that everybody is invited
i to join the crowd and carry home a
, Thanksgivirig turkey if their marks
manship warrants a prize.
Buy Christmas Seale
$2.00 Per Year.
Local Structure Expect
ed to Cost Approxi
mately $150,000
Concern Plans to Spend
Million Dollars on Sev
eral Buildings
According to an announcement
made in Charlotte early this week by
the Belk Bros. Company, a bid on
a new Belk-Tyler store for Edenton
will be received December 7. The
announcement stated that the build
ing will cost in the neighborhood of
About two years ago the Belk-
Tyler concern purchased the old
Penelope Barker Hotel site on Broad
Street, after which the old and
rather dilapidated frame building
was torn down. Since that time per
mission has been granted the Town
of Edenton to use the site as a park
ing lot, and many motorists have tak
en advantage of the parking' facil
ities, especially since the inauguration
of parking meters.
The new building will be two
stories high and the prediction is
that it will greatly enhance the
business section.
The concern anticipates spending
about a million dollars, included in
which will be remodeling of the store
at Greenville, S. C., and new stores
at Edenton, Plymouth and Morganton.
Mayor Leroy Haskett has been in
close touch with the Belk concern, and
only last week made two trips out of
town in connection with the proposed
new building in Edenton.
Lions And Rotarians
Play Golf On Sunday
Rotary Club Accepts a
Challenge Issued on
Edenton Lions Club on Tuesday
handed a challenge to the Rotary
Club for a game of golf, which will
be played Sunday afternoon starting
at 1 o’clock on the Edenton golf
Course. The Rotarians have accepted
the challenge, so that a goodly
number of friends of both clubs will
no doubt be on hand to witness the
The Lions will have as their
Captain Jimmie Partin, while Richard
FI Elliott will direct the play for the
Rotarians, both of whom express
confidence that their team can come
out winner.
Mainstays on the Lions team will
be West Byrum, Geddes Potter, J.
Clarence Leary, Jimmie Partin,
Graham Byrum, Cecil Fry and Hec
tor Lupton.
Those who will be called upon to
uphold the Rotarians’ golf reputation
include David Holton, Gilliam Wood,
Jim Wood, Dr. Frank Wood, Richard
Elliott, Meredith Jones, Joe Conger,
Jr., Jimmie Earnhardt and J. Edwin
Progress Shown In
Securing Bleachers
At a meeting of the Varsity Club
Monday night J. H. Conger, Jr., re
ported that in the neighborhood of
S2OO is in hand toward the purchase
of portable bleachers for use at
athletic events, a project sponsored
by the club. He stated that specifi
cations are being prepared and that
local concerns will be- asked for bids
for the first' section.
The club also discussed the annual
Christmas dance and endorsed the
Thanksgiving dance sponsored by
the Junior Woman’s Club which will
be held in the armory November 26.
Mrs. Whito Grateful
For Veterans’ Gifts
Mrs. Jesse White, who was in
charge of the collection of gifts for
veterans in hospitals, this week ex
i pressed her appreciation for items
I contributed for the purpose,
i These presents will go to disabled
veterans in hospitals at Oteen,
Swannanoa and Fayetteville.

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