Volume xVll —Number 5. Lions Club Presented 1 Charier for Cub Pack At Meeting Monday Presentation Made By j Scout Executive Wil- | liam Sutherland CLUB "PRAISED Annual Minstrel of Club Planned During Spring Edenton’s Lions Club was presented a Cub Pack charter by W. A. Suther land, Field Scouting Executive for the Albemarle counties at its meeting Monday evening. This charter was granted by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to the lo cal Lions Club which is sponsoring the Cub 'Pack in Edenton. “In presenting this charter”, said Sutherland, “I wish to thank the Edenton Lions Club for their splendid effort and interest in behalf of Cub bing here. As you know, the work primarily centers around boys of 8, 9 and 10 years of age and is under the supervision of den mothers.” Mrs. Horace White, Mib. Clyde Hol lowell and Mrs. Robert Boyce have been appointed to work in this capaci ty with the boys, and their parents. The programs for the Pack consist of character building, recreation, mak ing items of handicraft, physical cul ture, patriotism, also a midget circus and other forms of amusement for the boys. A Pack meeting is held once month ly, while the den meetings are called each week with the den mothers and the parents, at which time the activi ties are planned and subsequently car ried out. At the monthly meetings, reports are made of the weekly ac tivities. “Under the leadership of Lions Club ■ President Hector Lupton as -institu tional representative, with* the com aaittee comprising R. E. Aiken as Cub Master and If 'Clarence Leary, chair-, man; J. R. Byrum and Scott Harrell, I am certain that we will experience a banner year of Cubbing in this community,” said Sutherland. “We are proud of the part Lionism is play ing in the building of the future gen eration.” Mrs. Martin Wisely and Miss Ruth Byrum appeared before the club in behalf of the North Carolina Sym phony Orchestra, which will present (Continued on Page Three) Ham And Egg Dinner For War Veterans Movie Also Feature of Free Affair Scheduled Next Tuesday Night Veterans of both world wars are in for a treat Tuesday night, February ’ 7, at 7 .-30 o’clock, when a free ham and egg dinner will be served in the Community Building at Small’s Cross Roads. The affair is sponsored by Edw. G. Bond Post, No. 40, American Legion, and it is hoped all veterans wiH he present to enjoy the evening. Commander John W. Graham stated that an extra feature of the meeting will be a full length feature movie, “Eternally Yours,” starring Loretta Young and David Niven. PTA Meeting Will Be Held Feb. 7th Mib. Leon Leary, president of the ' Edenton Parent-Teachers association, calls attention to a meeting of the or ganization to be held Tuesday after noon, February 7, at 3:30 o’clock in the school library. Mrs. Leary States that very im portant business is scheduled to be conducted, and for that reason urges all members to attend. Nafcro Is Jailed For Stealing Milk Truck Vernon Harris, 22-y»ar-old Negro, is in Chowan County jail on a charge of stealing a milk truck from Jimmy Church, proprietor of the Albemarle Dairy. The. truck was taken from in front of the Church home on Broad street and found wrecked in a ditch .on Paradise road. ——— ■ MASONS MEET TONIGHT , 1: > Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., will meet tonight at 8 o’clock in the Court House. Hubert Williford, master of the lodge, urges a full at rjrmfin x, •.r)' • THE CHOWAN HERALD Succeeds Dowell THOMPSON GREENWOOD At the winter meeting of the board of directors df the North Carolina Merchants Association held in Raleigh last week, Thomp son Greenwood was elected execu tive secretary to succeed Willard L. Dowell. Greenwood has been assistant secretary since 1947 and will assume his new duties March 1. He is a former Edentonian, having been a newspaper corre spondent and member of the Edenton school faculty while liv ing in Edenton. Junior Woman’s-Club Card Party Feb. Bth Annual Affair Will Be Herd at Hotel Joseph Hewes " < Edenton’s Junior Woman’s Club is now making arrangements for the annual card party, which will be held at Hotel Joseph Hewes Wednesday, . February 8, at 8 o’clock. Mrs. William P. Jones, chairman of < the committee is stressing the fact ] that there will be a limited number ! of tables in order to avoid crowded ; conditions and discomfort which has ] prevailed at former parties held at i the hotel. ' Members of the club are now selling tickets and anyone desiring to arrange < a table is asked to contact any of l the club members. Players are re- J quested to bring their own cards. i Utah Chorus Guest Os Rotarians Today i i Featuring the program at the Ro- ■ tary Club meeting today (Thursday) i will be the famous Utah Centennial Chorus, now on a nationwide tour. 5 President George Twiddy states that 1 the group will present an hour-long ] program, singing while the Rotarians 1 are eating. The singers will be served 1 at the conclusion of the meeting. All Rotarians are urged to attend. , Rhett. Miller Injured In Automobile Wreck Rhett Miller, popular member of the 1949 graduating class of Eden ton High School, was seriously in jured about 3:45 o’clock Strnday morning on the Hertford causeway when the car he was driving failed to negotiate a sharp curve. The car left the highway and crashed into a tree stump, which demolished the car. Young Miller, son of R. A. Miller and a student of State College, was home for a week-end following com pletion of examinations, and was traveling toward Elizabeth City when the accident occurred. With him were two Marines, one of whom was less seriously injured and the other one was not hurt The injured youth was taken to the Chowan 'Hospital, where it was learn ed that his leg was broken at three places. Earl Hughes, the injured Ma rine was also treated at the hospital for a lacerated hip. E. S. Askew Will Seek Senate Seat E. S. Askew of Merry HiM was in Edenton Tuesday morning of this week, at which time he announced that he will be a candidate for the Senate from the First Senatorial Dis trict , ♦ County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 2, 1950. | VALENTINE DANCE FEATURE | - JBjjdb >■ | Pictured above is Miss Elizabeth Upton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Quinton C. Upton of Norfolk, who will present a feature danc ing attraction at the Valentine dance sponsored by the Degree of Pocahontas Saturday night, February 11. Miss Upton is a student at Mollie Lang Shoemaker’s Baton and Dance School in Norfolk and aside from appearing on numerous programs in Virginia and North Carolina, she has appeared on television from Station WMAL-TV, Washington, D. C.—(Photo courtesy Virginian-Pilot). School Scheduled For Foodhandlers In Han County Sponsored In Interest of Better Health In District A foodhandlers school sponsored by the PaSquotank-Perquimans-Camden- Chowan District Health * Department is being planned for Chowan ’ County early in March. This school will be conducted on two successive days. The school is not only for persons actually employed at present in food handling establishments but also for anyone considering part time jobs in summer months, such as the beaches, officials said. Two classes will be held on each of these days, one at 9:30 A. M., and one at 7:30 P. M. Speakers on the program will include Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health Officer; Mrs. N. K. Allen, Laboratory Technician, Elizabeth City; Miss Re becca Swindell, Supervising Nurse; K. J. Eyer, R. T. Daniels and J. L. Batts, Sanitarians, District Health Depart ment. In addition to speakers, sever al food handling films will be shown, demonstrations conducted, etc. Class es will last approximately 90 minutes. It is hoped that all school lunch room personnel will have an oppor tunity to attend. Notices will be for warded to food handling establish ments prior to the school. Full cooperation of operators is ex pected, officials said, pointing out that the great need is for foodhand lers to understand and apply the scientific knowledge available in pro tection of the public health. The Health Department staff feels that as a public health agency it has a great er responsibility in alleviating the problem of sanitation difficulties than just the routine sanitary inspect (Continued on Page Ten) in YOUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! CONFUSED FEDERAL FINANCES By Robert L. Johnsopt, Chairman Citizens Committee for Hoover Report With your own money worries and problems of making your own budget balance, you have probably given little thought to the colossal financial structure of the government. You very likely take it for granted that the richest government in the world, spending this year more than $42 billions, must be operated with super-perfect accounting routines, controlled by financial wizards. You may suppose that accountability for the last penny is clear, and that a financial statement of the condition of the country is immedi ately available for examination and check. But this is not what the bi-partisan Hoover Commission found after a thorough survey of the government’s operations in the fiscal field. You as a stockholder in the corporation, must want to know what the Hoover Commission found. The Commission wrote: “The time has come when the budgeting and accounting system of the federal government must be modernized. Some of its fiscal con cepts come down from Alexander Hamilton. They were archaic when the total expenditures of the government were $4 billions per annum. Now, with a government which spends over S4O billions per annum, theV are totally inadequate.” The existing system, the Commission decided, is confusing both to Congress and the oublic. It therefore recommended an entirely new structure, designed to tell Congress and the public these things: On Budgeting: What is the money wanted for? On Accounting: What does the taxpayer get for it? The 1949-50 budget, the Commission found, does not give an under standable plan for Government expenditure. Its 1,626 pages, of 1,500,000 words are badly organized. For example, it carefully item izes a request for $114.53 for a minor expenditure in the Bureau of (Continued on Page Ten) ' T Community Chest Meeting Called For Tuesday, Feb. 14th r Hoped Large Number Will Attend to Decide Matter r 'Herbert Hollowell, chairman of the . of Commerce Community t Chest Committee, announced early r this week that a range merits have been > completed for a meeting to be held in the Court House Tuesday night, Feb s ruary 14, at 8 o’clock. I Mr. Hollowell stated that the prin cipal speaker for the occasion will be i R. L. Sheetz of Norfolk, who is man , ager of the Norfolk Community Chest ? and he will explain the program and t be prepared to answer any questions which may be asked in order to en > lighten anyone on the purpose and i function of a community chest. i Several months ago the Chamber of - Commerce appointed a committee, of . which Mr. Hollowell is chairman, to , investigate the possibilities of form - ing a community chest. The idea was - presented to a number of local organi , zations and discussed among indi viduals. The committee made a recommenda- I I tion that a public meeting be held to ' discuss the idea and it is hoped by ’ Mr. Hollowell and his committee that ' at the February 24 meeting the mat ter will be finally decided—whether to - organize a community chest or not. t Os course it is hoped that a large | - number of citizens will attend the : meeting, so that a definite decision - can be made. Mr. Hollowell said that ; each civic club has been requested to t have at least two members appointed to attend, and that anybody interested i in the movement is cordially invited 3 and to ask any question which is not - clear on the operation of a community (Continued on Page Ten) 11 1 Contract Is For Colored School At Cost Os $224,900 Good Example | If Chowan County people would rally to the appeal for the March of Dimes as well as Marines at the Edenton Marine Corps Air Station, there would be little doubt about Chowan County meet- I ing an,J even exceeding the quota of $2,200. Unofficial reports reaching The Herald early this week were to the effect that con- ( tributions at the base passed the $l,lOO mark. A unique scheme at the base is ( a jar for every state in the Union, where native sons may drop in their contributions, with a re port that Arkansas was in the lead. Scout Ceremony In Edenton Armory Next Tuesday Night Program In Celebration Os Scouting Annivers ary In Edenton Edenton’s armory wil be the scene of a gala celebration Tuesday night, | February 7, at 6:30 o’clock when the 40th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America will be observed. The 1 program will consist of food, Cub and Boy Scout fun and Scouter fellowship. Ceremonies and demonstrations will be put on by the Cub Pack sponsored by the Edenton Lions, Scouting skills will be demonstrated by the Boy Scout troops sponsored by the Edenton Ro tary Club and the Hertford Lions Club and an investiture ceremony will be conducted by Troop 156 of Edenton accepting Troop 169 of Rocky Hock into the Scouting family. At a meeting held Sunday after noon in the Municipal Building, a pro gram of activities was planned for the celebration of Boy Scout Week in the West Albemarle District. This will be highlighted by the Annual Meeting at the Armory Tuesday night, at which time H. A. Oampen, recently elected District Commissioner, will be the master of ceremonies. Words of welcome to the assembled Cubs, Scouts and Scouters are to be given by J. L. Chestnutt, who is the retiring District Chairman for the district. This will be followed by an opening ceremony by the Cubs of Pack 159 un der the leadership of R. E. Aiken, Jr., of Edenton. Troop 156, under the su pervision of Charles W. Overman, will conduct an investiture ceremony for Troop 169 of Rocky Hock which is a new troop entering Scouting with O. C. Long, Jr., acting as Scoutmas ter. Pack 159 will then demonstrate some phases of Cubbing to the assem j bled group followed by a demonstra tion of first aid, knot tying, pioneer ing or some skill that is a part of Scouting by Troop 155 of Hertford and by Troop 156 of Edenton. A District Court of Honor for the Scouts who have advanced in rank or presented satisfactory evidence of completing one or more of the merit badges that are an integral part of , the Scouting program, will be con ducted by Oscar Duncan, District Ad vancement Chairman. Courts of Hon- ; or are always a highlight in the (Continued on Page Three) VFW Post WHI Meet On Weekly Schedule Changed From Twice a Month to Every Tues day Night Henry G. Quinn, commander of tlie local VFW Post, announced this week that the post will .meet weekly in stead of twice a month as heretofore. The meeting will be held every Tues day night instead of every second and fourth Tuesdays. Mr. Quinn also an nounced a new regulation for the ViFW club room, which will be open every Tuesday night for members on ly and one night a week for teen agers only, with members of the PTA furnishing chaperones at all times. The local post has acecpted a chal lenge from the Hertford Post in a r membership drive. _ $2.00 Per Year. Greenville, S. C., Con cern Lowest Bidder For Construction 17 cIass”ROOMS Modern Building Will Remedy Deplorable Conditions At a joint meeting of the Chowan County Commissioners and Edenton school trustees Saturday morning a bid was accept- il f >r the construction of a new colored i ;h school on a site just north of the present colored school on Oaku> Street. Four bids so work on the building were accepted which total $224,900. The general contracting bid was awarded McCoy Helgerson of Green ville, S. C., for $180,620. The same concern was awarded the plumbing contract at a cost of $11,890. The W. M. Wiggins Company of Wilson was awarded the heating con tract at a cost of $17,490, while R. J. Boyce, Edenton electrician, was awarded the electric wiring contract at a cost of $8,900. The total figure of $224,900 does not include the architect’s fees of 5%, nor does it include any of the cost of equipment for the building and cost of the site. Frank W. Benton of Wil son is the architect. The school will be a two story fire proof building with 44,000 square feet of space. Members of the school trustees and County Commissioners feel that they received a good bid, which figures about $5.11 per square foot, somewhat below the cost of nearby school buildings which are not fire-proof. The building will contain a combi nation gymnasium and auditorium with a large stage and standard size basketball court. There will be four shower and locker rooms for the phy sical education and athletic program and large storage rooms. Space will be provided for 17 stand ard class rooms, plus a home-making department 22x60 feet which will be designed according to State require ments. There will be a library 22x54 feet, as well as a health clinic and first aid room, a men teachers’ and women teachers’ room, ample toilet facilities for boys and girls on both floors. A principal’s office will be provided, together with storage rooms for books, institutional supplies and janitorial supplies. The furnace room will be equipped with a stoker to furnish steam heat and a fuel room will be large enough to store a year’s supply of fuel. There will be standard stair tow ers at both ends of the building, so that when completed the building will not only be attractive, but will solve a much needed school problem among colored people for a number of years. It is expected that a contract will be let for a new high school for white students sometime in March. Work is now going forward on wid ening North Oakum Street and the open ditch will be piped in front of the school property. It is expected that work will begin on construction of the building early in February. World’s Day Os Prayer In Methodist Church Friday, February 24 Friday, February 24, will be ob served as World’s Day of Prayer in the Edenton Methodist Church, when one of the objectives will be to have all denominations represented. Miss Mamie Hogg is in charge of the pro gram and especially urges all organi zations to be represented at the meet ing. She will announce the hour of the meeting later. Rotarians Entertain Edenton Boy Scouts Edenton Rotarians entertained Boy Scouts at the Scout Cabin Tuesday night in celebration of the 23rd anni versary of Scouting in Edenton. The party, which was a very enjoyable af fair, was aranged by the Scout Com mittee of the Club. Refreshments were served with a feature being a birthday cake decora ted with 23 candles. POCAHONTAS MEETS Chowanoke Council, Degree of Po cahontas, will meet in regular session Friday night at 8 o’clock in the Red Men’s hall. Mrs. Horace White, Po cahontas, says plans for the forth coming Valentine Dance will be dis . cussed, so that all members are urged i to attend.