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    Volume X^f^SumEerlr 11
Arrangement Made
To Keep X-Ray Unit
Here 2 More Weeks
Purpose to Make Cred
itable Showing of
3,443 X-RAYED
Unit on Broad Street
January 19 and 20,
11 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Dr. William A. 'Smith. Director of
Tuberculosis Control, State Board of
Health has consented to keep one
X-ray unit over for two additional
weeks in order to make a more credit
able showing in the survey to locate
tuberculosis in this Health District.
Through January 13th 16,416 X
rays have been made. By counties,
the break-down as to color is: Pas
quotank 4,805 white and 3,223 color
ed; Chowan: 1,859 white and 1,584
colored; Perquimans: 2,140 white and
I, colored; Camden: 786 white and
346 colored.
Estimating the .population ratio by
the school enrollment, there are in
the four county unit 5,638 white stu
dents and 5,118 colored, or 53%
white and 47% colored. The survey
shows, however, that only 41% of the
films are of colored people, and 59%
“We appeal with our greatest em
phasis to farmers and other employers
-of colored people to bring their em
ployees to the unit during the next
two weeks," said jDr. Smith. The
unit wild at the foot of Main Street,
Edenton, same location as before, on
January 19th and 20th from 11:00
A. M., to 5:00 P. M. All people, both
white and colored, over 15 years of
age and through 90 years of age, who
have not been X-rayed are urged to
get their X-ray. Doctors in tk» Health
District also urge all to please get an
School Principal
Speaker At PTA
Group Sponsors Project
To Paint School’s
Class Rooms
The Edenton PTA heard a talk by
J. A. Powers, newly elected principal
of the Edenton.High School at its
regular meeting January 10 in the
high school library.
Mr. Powers spoke on “Education
. and its effect on the community.” He
emphasized the fact that the training
a child receives in school is always
reflected on the lives of those living
in a community. Mr. Powers also pro
posed a project in painting and re
decoration of class rooms to produce
better lighting.
The iPTA, headed by Mrs. Lena
Leary, requested the teachers to ask
for volunteers among the fathers of
children, to help in the painting of
the classrooms. Superintendent John
A. Holmes assured the PTA that the
paint would be furnished by the Board
of Education.
' The Treble Clef Club, under the
direction of Mrs. Mary L. Browning,
program chairman, gave two numbers
“Liza" and “Wonderful Guy.”;
Mr. Holmes conducted ah inspira
tional devotional.
During the business sessions, the
* March of Dimes drive was stressed,
and full support was urged by the
president. Reports from all Com
mittee Chairmen were heard.
Director Os Band
Wi Return Monday
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Friends of H. W. Williams, director
df the Edenton High School Band,
will’ be pleased to learn that he ex
pects to return to Edenton Monday
to resume work with the band.
Mr. Williams has been a patient
in the veterans hospital at Kecough
tan, where he underwent an operation
for varicose veins which required 96
W. E. Malone and L. A. Patterson :
visited Mr. Williams over the week
end when the director requested band
members to continue practicing dur-
|_ Calling Halt |
Directors of Chowan Hospital,
members of the Welfare Board,
County Commissioners and doc
tors met jointly in the Municipal
Building Tuesday night to con
sider rising costs of indigent pa
tients at the hospital.
It was pointed out that appar
ently some people are under the
impression that the county will
foot the bill irrespective if a pa
tient is able to pay or not, which
is not the case.
As the result of the lengthy
meeting it was pointed out. that
there have been some cases paid
for by the county when a patient
could have paid all or at least a
portion of the bill— Hereafter an
even more exhaustive investiga
tion waH be made bdfore a patient
is certified as indigent, and all
who possibly can will be required
to pay the hospital bill.
Next Bloodmobile
Is Scheduled To Be
hi Edenton Feb. 14
Local Chapter Asked to
Help Maintain Nor
folk Center
Geddes Potter and Dr. Wallace
Griffin recently attended a meeting
of the coordinating committee of the
Tidewater Red Cross Blood ißank
Several matters were discussed
relative to this program, including the
maintainence of the Tidewater Center
in Norfolk.
The Tidewater Center, having spent
$90,000 in establishing the center in
Norfolk, is asking the local chapter
to share its proportional share of
maintaining thi3 center which will be
approximately SIB,OOO a year.
Based on percentage of population,
etc., Chowan County’s proportional
■ part of this program will be around
Chowan’s next Bloodmobile visit
will be on St. Valentine’s Day, Feb
ruary 14th. J. M. Boyce, local re
cruitment chairman urges all who can
and will, to have a heart on that day
and be a volunteer blood donor.
Chowan County has never fallen
down on its previous obligations and it
is hoped that it will again fulfill its
quota of 100 pints of blood.
Miss Frances Tillett, local hospital
supervisor stated this week that the
services rendered by the Tidewater
Center have been excellent and that
all types of blood are available at
the hospital at all times.
This blood is used every week and
so far 18 patients have benefited.
Final Meeting On
Friday To Consider
Tomato Program
Contract Will Be Ex
plained at Farm Bu-’
reau Meeting
A final presentation of “Growing
Tomatoes Under Contract for Can
ning in 1960” will Jbe made Friday
night, says C. W. Overman, County
Agent. The subject and contract will
be explained at the January (Earn
Bureau meeting which will be held at
the Community Building,
Gross Roads, Friday night, January
20, at 7:30 o’clock.
Ail farmers interested in growing
tomatoes for canning, who have hot
signed contracts should attend. Un
less sufficient interest is shown and
contracts signed this week, the pro
ject will have to be dropped, Over
man thinks. .•
Under the last contract offered, the
price will be 40 cents per 6 /8 basket
for No. Ones and 25 cents for No.
Twos. Tomatoes to be delivered to
a central assembly point in the coun
ty. Grade percentage to be determin
edjjy a licensed Government in-
ChowanTountyTNorth (Carolina,Thursday, January 19,1950.
Hoover Commission
By Herbert Bonner
Edenton Jaycees Taking
An Active Part In
First Congressional District econo
my-conscious Tar Heels who rallied to
the support of the Hoover Commission
recommendations are being assured
of continued legislative efforts to ef
fect economy and increased efficiency
in the executive branch of the govern
The assurance of continued support
of the Hoover Commission (actually
the Committee on the Organization of
the Executive Branch of the Govern
ment) comes from Congressman Her
bert C. Bonner in letters to various
enthusiasts in the First District who
have written, requesting his support
of the program.
Mr. Bonner, who chairmans a sub
committee of the Expenditures Com
mittee to which the Hoover report was
referred, explains, however, that out-!
right enactment of the recommenda
tions is impossible. They can not be
legislated directly.
“There has been a popular miscon
ception that these findings embodied
specific legislative drafts and propos
als,” the Congressman asserted. “The
reports,” he explained, “do not take
the form of a blue print.” They are
more in the nature of generalized
recommendations dealing with diverse
I phases of government operations,” he
To Congress has fallen the task of
formulating legislation to achieve the
results desired and recommended by
I the Commission. Mr. Bonner stated
that he hoped that the anticipated
economies would come from the pro
gram. “But it cannot be achieved in
a short space of time,” he pointed out.
. The First District Representative
. declared that there are only two
\ ways in which a balanced budget and
: economy can be accomplished. “They
are reduction in authorizations and
I appropriations by Congress, both of
; which I favor,” Mr. Bonner said.
; That Congress is attempting and is
so far successful in its attempts to
reorganize the executive branch is evi
' denced by legislation already passed.
1 One of the most important works
j was the passage of the Federal Prop
■ erty and Administration Services Act
! of 1949 which stresses simplification
of buying practices and the utilization
> and disposal of government property.
I Drafted by the Expenditures Com
-1 mittee and hailed as one of the great
est consolidations in the history of
; government, the act can save the gov
• emment over one billion dollars dur
• ing the next decade,
i Now the Expenditures Committee
’ is expanding into the areas of record
management and traffic managemeni
i and in addition, it is contemplated that
; President Truman will submit a num
i ber of new reorganization plans to
Congress in the near future.
Mr. Bonner, who chairmans the
, Intergovernmental Relations Subcom
’ mittee of the Expenditures Committee,
reports that the Hoover Commission
. study on governmental regulatory
bodies has been referred to his group.
“It is my intention to hold hear
ings and set upon this task at once
for every possible enactment of worth
while legislation in this complicated
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Affair Promises to Be One of Best Local Talent
Shows Ever Presented In Edenton Curtain
Rises at 8:03 Both Nights
The big community show, "It’s A
Date,” sponsored by tee Wm. H. Cof
field Post, Veterans of 'Foreign Wars,
will be presented in tee Edenton High
School auditorium Thursday and Fri
day nights of this week. Rehearsals
are underway under the direction of
Mss Ora Norvell, of the Empire Pro
ducing Company of Kansas City, Mo.,
and indications point to the best local
talent show ever presented in Eden
ton. Mss Norvell is greatly pleased
with the "Cast and the cooperation she
has received and says the show will
be worth every penny charged for ad
The princiiial cast of characters
include the following:
Master of Ceremonies —Mayor Le
roy Haskett '
Ginger Jones—Miss Hazel Boswell.
Joe Brown—-George Habit
Eddie Cantor—Col. R. E. Hopper.
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Richard Leigh Is
Winner Os County
4-H Corn Contest
L. T. White and Jasper
Gray Also Win Prizes
For Corn Yield
Monday evening proved to be a
memorable event in the lives of the
28r fine boys, who, with their dads or
other relatives, gathered at the den of
thfc Edenton Liens Club to partake of
a turkey dinner delightfully served
by the Lady Lionesses and to learn
for the first time the names of the
thtee boys who were to receive the
aWards for having produced the high
est yield of com per acre in Chowan
County during the past season, in
connection with the 4-H Corn Grow
ing Contest.
Richard Leigh, son of James Leigh,
w4s awarded first prize of $15.00. His
yield was 89.4 bushels per acre. L.
T. White, who topped the contest last
year, was second with a yield of 88.0
bushels. White lives with his uncle,
i Leroy Boyce. He received a prize of
SIO.OO. Jasper Gray, son of Albert
Gray received third prize of $5.00.
His yield was 86.3. Gray was second
last year and had an average of bet
ter than 99 bushels, it was reported.
“The average yield this year was
58.3 as compared with that of 82.3
attained in the contest of 1948”, said
Bob Marsh, Assistant County Agent
of Chowan County, who organized the
contest, “our boys had a great deal
more rain during the past growing
season”, continued Marsh, “and we
feel that they have done a very fine
job, when one considers the difficul
ties under which they had to make
this crop. Some crops were entirely
drowned out. We hope that the com
ing season will afford better grow
ing conditions and that many will
join in this contest.”
The State average yield during the
1949 season was 35.0 bushels per
J. Clarence Leary, chairman of the
committee on this contest, acted as
master of ceremonies. He presented
V Ts. Overman, County Agent, who
complimented Bob Marsh* highly for
his good work among the boys and
future farmers of our county. He then
presented Mr. Marsh, who expressed
his appreciation to the Lions Club for
having sponsored this contest for the
fourth year in succession. The club
donated the prizes, while the seed
com was given jointly by Lions Club,
Leary Bros. Storage Co., Byrura Hard
ware Co., R. C. Holland and the Home
Feed & Fertilizer Works.
“We wish to heartily congratulate
these boys and also their dads or oth
er relatives who so loyally stood by
these boys and gave them every en
couragement, said Hector Lupton,
president of the Lions Club, at the
conclusion of the program.
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Farm Bureau Will
Meet Friday Night
Chowan County’s Farm Bureau will
meet Friday night at the Community
Building at Cross Roads at 7:30
o’clock. Among the business to be
transacted will be induction of 1950
officers, report on the recent area
peanut meeting and growing tomatoes
for canning. v v
All members are urged to attend.
Don McNeil—Willie O’Neil.
John Desmond —Bill Cozart.
, Patsie Lee—Sybil Cayton.
i Aunt Fanny—Mrs. R. E. Hopper.
Mr. Gott Bucks—Peter Carlton. .
i Santa Claus—‘H. A. Campen.
' Santa Claus, Junior —Bruce White.
Swiss Yodelers—Esther Warren and
Florence Hare.
Crooner—Staff Sergeant Jack West.
Fannie, the farmer’s daughter—
Jack Mooney.
Winnie, the waitress—James Bond.
Tillie the Toiler—Ed Parker.
Bessie the Baby Sitter—Jim Ras
Million Dollar Baby—Bill Crummey.
Rosie the Fan Dancer—J. L. Ba
Sweethearts Chorus—Edenton High
School Band majorettes.
Simmer Time Chorus—Edenton
(Coninued on Pag* Twelve)
Ji Os
Dimes Drive Opens
With Rally Monday
|_Long Past DueJ
Chief of Police George I. Dail
calls attention to the fact that bi
cycle licenses are long past due
and that if bicycle owners do not
secure a license a penalty will be
added. The same applies to city
automobile license tags, and after
February 1 the police will see to
it that bicycles and city automo
biles carry a proper license tag.
Mayor LH. Haskett
Calls Attention To
Depositing Garbage
Ordinance of Town Re
quires Proper Deposit
For Collection
Mayor Leroy Haskett this week
complained that some Edenton peo
ple are disregarding an ordinance
pertaining to placing garbage and
trash in cans or receptacles of some
kind. Mr. Haskett stated that he
hopes everybody will cooperate in this
respect so that it will not be neces
’ sary to cause any embarrassment.
Two sections deal with the placing
of garbage for collection and are as
Section 14—The occupant of every
building, premises or place where
garbage does or may exist, shall pro
vide himself with a garbage can made
of substantial galvanized iron or oth
er non-rusting metal in which he shall
; deposit all garbage existing at the
place occupied by him. The can shall
, be provided with handles and a tight
• fitting cover made of the same ma
terial as the can.
All garbage cans shall be water
tight, such size that it can be con
■ veniently handled by the garbage col
lector, ahd kept where they can be con
veniently reached by him.
Sectionlß—lt shall be unlawful for
any person to leave any box, or trash
of any kind, or trash container, on
the street or sidewalk later than 6:00
P. M. in the residential section and
, 7:00 P. M., in the business section ex
cept Saturday when the time is ex
tended to 11:00 P. M., in the business
Guard Membership
Highest In History
Local Outfit Now at Full
Strength With Appli
cants on Waiting List
According to Captain William P.
Jones, membership of the Edenton
Cannon Company has reached the
[highest in the history of any unit in
| Edenton. A recruiting drive just
ended and with it all enlistments be
came frozen by orders of the National
Guard Bureau. At present there are
90 members including four officers.
A special award of $32 was won by
Clarence Shackleford of Hertford,
who brought in seven recruits, all
from his home town. They are Gar
land Ray Eure, Albert Delwin Eure,
Albert Lee Benton, Melvin John Col
son, Jr., Charles T. Stallings, James
Umphlett and William iS. Umphlett.
An Edenton Guardsman, Sam
Wright, won second prize by bringing
in three men, who were Billy Ray
Lassiter, Joseph B. Bunch and Larry
Captain Jones stated that the first
waiting list since before the war has
begun, with two men, Wilbur Williams
of Merry Hill and Gustave Koch of
Hertford as first, on the list for any
vacancies which may occur in the
future. |
Lieutenant Jesse L. Harrell, finance
officer, said that from here on out all
pay checks will come directly from
headquarters to the men at their mail
ing addresses.
First Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
At a meeting of Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7, A. F. & A. M., tonight (Thurs
day) the first degree will be confer
red upon a candidate. Hubert Willi
ford, master of the lodge, urges a
full attendance.
r Per Year.
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Enthusiastic Group As
sembles In BPW
Club Room
Organization Is Perfect
ed and Canvass Un
der Way
Spurred on by a pep rally held in
the Business and Professional Wo
men’s Club room in Hotel Joseph
Hewes Monday night, Chowan Coun
ty’s March of Dimes drive began early
this week. If the interest and en
thusiasm displayed at the meeting
is any indication, the drive this year
I should be a success.
The meeting of the drive’s Chair
men was called by Mrs. Percy Smith,
this year’s March of Dimes Chair
man, in an effort to iron out details
before the drive actually began, and
to stimulate interest and enthusiasm
among the chairmen.
Monday night’s meeting opened
: with Miss Lena Jones leading in sing
• ing a number of pep songs, after
• which Miss Dorothy Roberson gave a
1 three-minute talk on the purpose of
! the March of Dimes.
! A lively group of Edenton High
• School cheer leaders then presented a
• group of March of Dimes yells,
which virtually shook the room and
• won rounds of applause by the goodly
> number present.
J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman of the
' Chowan County Chapter of the Nat
: ional Foundation For Infantile Paraly
• sis, spoke briefly, emphasizing the
s merits of the movement to the end
• that no victim of infantile paralysis
I should suffer due to lack of treat
; ment The chairman stated that Cho
• wan County has been extremely fortu
-1 nate in that there has been no out
- break of the disease, and that the
greater portion of Chowan’s money
has been sent to the State organiza
• tion for use in counties where there
■ were polio victims and county funds
- were inadequate to meet the expenses.
Bufflap stated that Chowan County
would also be obliged to call for finan
i cial assistance if a number of cases
> developed, and that he personally
• would rather be able to send money
i for emergencies than to have to call
■ for help.
Mrs. Smith introduced a group of
i girls, who will station themselves at
parking meters the next two Satur
days to urge the deposit of dimes in
the meters, which Town Council has
agreed should go toward the drive.
Light refreshments were served at
. the close of the meeting,
f The VFW will also sponsor a booth
on Broad Street in an effort to help
swell contributions.
| Mrs. Smith, aided by Miss Rebecca
Colwell, in charge of the rural can
vass, has a smooth working organiza
tion perfected and with the proper co
operation on the part of Chowan
citizens, this year’s quota of $2,200
. should be reached,
i An effort will be made to solicit
■ every home and business concern in
i the county, but in the event any are
missed who desire to make a contri
bution it should be sent to either Mrs.
Smith or Miss Colwell.
■ From 1944 to 1949 North Carolina
Chapters supplied $3,228,256.32, while
to care for cases in the State $3,247,-
952.31 was supplied by the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
National Epidemic Fund.
Annual Meeting Os
B. & L. January 24th
Association Will Move
To New Office on
February 1
1 The annual meeting of the stockhold
leia of the Edenton Building and Loan
Association will be held at the Court
House at 8 o’clock Tuesday night,
i January 24. All stockholders are
urged to attend in person, but in the
event they are unable to go to the
meeting, they are requested to sign
proxies so that their stock will be rep
R. E. Leary, secretary of the asso
, ciation, stated this week that the new
office will be occupied February 1.
The new location is between the
Mansfield-Mills barber shop and the
i Norfolk Southern bus station on
Broad Street.

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