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Volume VX. —Number 48.
Santa Claus Will Come To Edenton On Friday
EDENTON ACES HANG UP ENVIABLE RECORD
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Edenton’s Aces are scheduled to play the Kinston Red Devils Wednesday night after the meeting has been twice postponed because of
rain. If the Aces can claim the long end of the score, the two outfits will be tied for the Northeastern Conference championship. The
Aces have hung up an enviable record this season, having won seven of nine games. They lost to Washington 13-12, and played Eliza
beth City to a*7-7 tie, which was later forfeited to Edenton due to ineligibility of a player. During the season the Aces have piled up 187
points to 31 by their opponents.
The Aces, pictured above are as follows: Front row, left to right, Frank Habit, Jack Habit, James Ausborn, William Crummey, Earl
(Shorty) Minshew, Ernest White, Oscar Griffin arid Keith Emminizer. Middle row, left to right, Paul Cayton, Donald Batton, “Mickey”
Wright, Gary Martin, Rhett Miller, Albert Lassiter, Charles Morgan, Paulette Lane and Billy Altman. Back row, left to right, Coach Cecil
Fry, A1 Habit, Gene Taylor, Murriell Smith, Hector Lupton, Jr., Gene Spruill, Russell Wheeler, Earl Goodwin and Coach George Thompson.
(Photo Courtesy of Stephens, Elizabeth City)
CHOWAN COUNTY FARM OUREAO GOES
OVER TOP IN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
CHOWAN COUNTY FARM BUREAU GOES
OVER TOP IN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DOIYE
A. C. Griffin Reports 623
Members Through Fri
day; Goal Was 600
A. C. Griffin, president and mem
bership drive chairman of the Chow
an County Farm Bureau, reported
this week that the county has gone
over the top in the membership drive.
Chowan County’s quota was set at
600 memberships by the State Farm
Bureau office and through Friday,
November 19 memberships reported
totaled 623. Os these, 565 are white
apd 58 colored.
Memberships written' by white
workers were as follows: Will A.
Harrell, 110; Lewis E. Francis, 72;
Ellie D. Byrum, 60; Tom O. Asbell,
52; Dewey H. Berryman, 41; Les E.
Twine, 34; Joe A. Webb, Jr., 30;
Paul Ober, 29; A. C. Griffin, 23; J. C.
(Dick) Leary, 21; Roy R. Parks, 16;
W. Herbert Hollowell, 12; J. Wallace
Goodwin, 11; W. Sanford Bass, 10;
Edgar M. Howell, 9; Frank J. Ward,
7; Lloyd C. Bunch, 6; Carey M.
Evans, 6; I. L. Harrell, 5; J. W. Fore
hand, 4; Drew G. Welch, 4; Willie H.
Saunders, 3; J. G. Perry, 2; Lloyd C.
Briggs, 2; Ernest E. Privott, 2; T. L.
Ward, 1. A total of 573 memberships
were written by these workers, states
Mr. Griffin states that this entitles
ChoWan County to a SIOO.OO free
trip for one worker to the National
Farm Bureau Convention to' be held
at Atlantic City, N- J-, December
9-15. At the workers’ meeting Fri
day night, Ellie D. Byrum’s name
was drawn as the winner and Will A.
Harrell as alternate for the trip.
Mr. Griffin wishes to congratulate
the workers for their fine work and
all members for their fine coopera
tion. In case there are others who
wish to join but were missed in the
canvass, they, can still join by con
tacting one of the workers. Member
ships will be accepted up to January
1, Mr. Griffin states. “Watch this
paper next week for a complete list
ihg of the names of all Farm Bureau
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County And Town Due
Beer And Wine Checks
According to ah announcement early
this week by the State Revenue De
partment, Chowan County will re
ceive $6,547.30 and the Town of Eden
ton $3,376.26, which represents' the
.county’s and town’s, portion of the
taxes collected by the State for beer
and wine sales.
The checks will be mailed this
week and go to all counties and citie3
where beer and wine are sold.
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GEORGE M. TEWKSBARY
Sponsored by the Edenton Jay
cees, George M. Tewksbary will
conduct a driving demonstration
in Edenton on December 2.
Aces Now Slated
To Play Kinston On
Game Forced to Be Call
ed Off Two Times
Due to Rain
On two occasions the Edenton
Aces’ gridiron battle with the Kinston
Red Devils was postponed on account
of rain, so that the two football
machines are scheduled to meet in
Kinston Wednesday night. The game
was scheduled for Friday night, but
was called off when the Kinston field
became literally a lake. The game
was rescheduled for Monday night of
this week, but again itj was called off
due to rain.
Many Edenton fans traveled to
Kinston Friday night, and their re
ward was a rids in a downpour both
going and coming home. Some tele
phoned before reaching Kinston and
An ‘unfortunate incident in connec
tion with the game Friday night was
the fact that local merchants and
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Fdenton. Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, November 25,1948.
N.C. Little Symphony
[Orchestra Coming To
I Edenton February 21
Tentative Date Is An
nounced This Week By
Thomas Byrum,, chairman of the
Edenton Symphony Society, announc
ed early this week that a tentative
date of February 21 has been set for
the appearance in Edenton of the
North Carolina Little Symphony
Orchestra. Although the desired
number of memberships has not been
sold to date, Mr. Byrum stated that
the orchestra is definitely coming to
Edenton, whether the quota of mem
berships is reached or not.
The goal for the concert was set
at 375 memberships, of which 191
had been sold up to Monday. The
memberships are still on sale and
can be secured until the time of the
concert from Mr. Byrum or Herbert
Hollowell at Leggett & Davis Drug
Store. Mr. Byrum also stated that
tickets for the concert will be sold
at the door, but that those holding
membership cards will be entitled to
attend any concert in the State pre
sented by either the big or little
When the orchestra comes to Eden
ton one of the features will be the
presentation of a free concert for
school children in the afternoon.
This feature has attracted great
crowds of children wherever the
i orchestra has played and offers an
opportunity for many children to
1 hear such calibre of music who other
wise could not attend.
C. P. Wales Breaks Hip
In Fall At Laundry
Charles P. Wales had the mis
fortune to fall Saturday morning, as
the result pf which he broke his hip.
Mr. Wales was working in his laun
dry at the time of the accident and
is now confined to Chowan Hospital.
He was reported early this week
to be as well as can be expected.
Bill Warren Resigns
As Scout Executive
Bill Warren, field Scout executive
for the East and West Albemarle
Districts, resigned last week and will
go to Kinston to become associated
with,a banking concern. .Mr. Warren ;
has served in the Boy Scout capacity
for about a year and a half, succeed
ing Peter Carlton.
No successor has been announced
by the Tidewater Council.
i WOO By Way Os
New 1949 Clubs Will Be
Open Monday, No
Approximately $50,000 was distri
buted this week by the Bank of Eden
ton byway of Christmas saving
checks. The amount was distributed
among 1,000 members who had made
weekly payments in various denom
inations during the year. The money
comes at an opportune time for
Christmas shopping, and in many
cases it will be used to pay taxes or
other anticipated bills.
The 1949 clubs will be opened by
the bank next Monday, November 29,
and according to bank officials the
number of members will be limited
to 1,000. Any who desire to save by
way of the Christmas saving club
method are urged to apply early be
fore the 1,000 books are exhausted.
Christmas Seals Go
To Many In Mails
All Urged to Contribute
In Fight Against
In an effort to raise funds with
which to combat tuberculosis, many
letters went through the mails this
week in which were batches of Christ
mas Seals. Recipients of these letters
are urged to return to Mrs. R. C.
Holland, treasurer, at least a penny
for each seal enclosed, or else send
back the seals not wanted.
This is the only means the local
Tuberculosis and Health Association
has for raising funds for curative
and preventive work in the fight
against tuberculosis, so that it is
hoped a substantial sum will be rais
If anybody has been missed who
desires to buy Christmas Seals, it
was not intentional and either Mrs.
Holland, Mrs. C. E. Kramer or Ralph
Parrish will be delighted to furnish
as many seals as desired.
LARSON ROTARY SPEAKER
Fenton L. Larson, principal of the
Edenton school, was the principal
speaker at last week’s Rotary meet
ing. Mr. Larson directed his remarks
to the report of the State Education
Commission, explaining the highlights
of the report.
! Celebration Will Start Off
Christmas Shopping Season
find Entertain Youngsters
March Os Dimes
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JUDGE MARVIN P. WILSON
At the request of State head
quarters in Chapel Hill and J.
Edwin Ruffiap, chairman of the
Chowan County Chapter of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, Judge Marvin Wilson
late last week consented to act
as chairman of the March of
Dimes drive in Chowan County
which will be held during
Judge Marvin Wilson
Serving As Chairman
Os March Os Dimes
Accepts With Request
For Cooperation to
J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman of the
Chowan County Chapter of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, announces this week that
Judge Marvin P. Wilson had accept
ed the chairmanship for Chowan
County’s March of Dimes campaign.
Mr. Wilson accepted the chairman
ship following an appeal made by
the county chairman, as well as from
State headquarters in Chapel Hill.
Judge Wilson admitted that he was
unfamiliar with the program of ac
tion, but said he would do the best he
could, and that he will need the co
operation of various groups as well
The County chairman carried an
appeal for a volunteer chairman in
last week’s Herald, which was re
sponded to by Miss Rebecca Colwell,
president of the Business and Pro
fessiqnal Woman’s Club. Miss' Col
well stated that if a chairman could
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1949 Auto Licenses
Go On Sale Dec.lst
Miss Goldie Layton Is
' Urging Early Pur
chase of Tags
Miss Goldie Layton, branch manag
er for the Carolina Club, announces
this week that 1949 automobile
licenses will go on sale at her office,
103 West Eden Street, Wednesday,
December 1. As in past years, Miss
Layton will issue licenses for pas
senger cars, trucks, trailers and
Miss Layton desires to remind
automobile owners of the usual last
minute rush, so that she urges early
purchase of all licenses.
BANK CLOSED THURSDAY
In order to observe the Thanksgiv
ing holiday Thursday, tfre Bank of
Edenton will be closed all day. Regu
lar banking hours will be resumed
$2.00 Per Year.
Parade Planned From
Armory to Waterfront
Starting at 4 P. M.
BAND TO LEAD
Goodies Will Be Distri
buted By Santa at Foot
Os Broad Street
The merchants committee of the
Chowan County Chamber of Com
merce announces that “jolly Saint
Nick” will usher in the spirit of
Christmas Friday, beginning with a
parade at 4 P. M., which will start at
the armory, headed by the Edenton
High School Band. Arrangements
will be made to block Broad Street
from King to Water Streets so as to
prevent interference with the ac
Last year close to 4,000 men, wo
men and children from Chowan Coun
ty and surrounding counties were on
hand for a glimpse at Santa Claus
and to hear him talk to the children.
An equally gala time is promised
again, for goodies will be piled around
the Christmas tree at the foot of
Broad Street, where they will be dis
tributed to the children. This year
lanes will be r6ped off so that every
child will receive a bag from Santa
Claus. In case of rain the tags will
be distributed in the armory.
The affair will be held at 4 o’clock
to allow folks to window shop and to
look ov«r the fine displays which will
ibe arranged by the merchants for
I their benefit, It will also enable . all
to, get home at a reasonable hour.
Committees and members; partici
pating are as follows: Publicity, Peter
Carlton, chairman, J. Edwin Bufflap,
Bill Cozart and Miss Evelyn Leary;
Distribution and Preparation, J. Rod
ney Byrum and Henry Quinn, co
chairmen, H. A. Campon, Frank
Holmes, Dave Holton, John Mitchener,
Miss Sadie Day, C. B. Mooney, J.
•Clarence Leary, Henry Cuthrell,
Frank Elliott, W. E. Malone, Dr. Wal
lace Griffin, Larry Dowd, West By
rum, Philip McMullan and Frank
Hughes; Parade and Floats, Joe Con
ger, Jr., chairman, William P. Jones,
Edmund Mills, Sidney Campen, Thom
as Byrum, Dr. George Crawford,
Walter Holton, John Elliott, J. Mere
dith Jones, Jr., and Band Director H.
W. Williams; Finance, Earl Harrell,
chairman, Branning Perry, Lyn By
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Services Sunday In
Renovated Building Ex
pected to Be Ready In
Unless something' unforseen de
velops, Methodists will be able to
hold preaching and church school
services in the church Sunday for the
first time in several months. Early
during the summer a project of re
pairs and renovation was begun
which consumed considerably more
time and expense than was anticipat
ed at the outset. Termites, it was
learned when beginning the work,
had done a great deal of damage
which was not visible on the surface,
so that much timber had to be replac
ed in, as well as under, the church.
The interior of the building has
been painted, a new roof placed on
the top, a hardwood floor laid and
new carpet placed in the church
auditorium. Besides a new oil-bum
ing boiler replaces a boiler which has
been unfit for practical use for a
year or more, and many more repairs
have had to be made.
Practically all of the work has been
completed except connecting the boil
er,' which will be done before Sunday
by W. W. Porter. A committee from
the Wesleyan Guild is this week
cleaning up the interior of the
church, so that it is hoped regular
services can be held next Sunday.
Church school will be held at 10:45
Sunday morning, with preaching ser
vices by the pastor, the Rev. W. L.
Freeman at 11 o’clock Sunday morn
ing and at 8 o’clock Sunday night.