Volume XVII.—No. 28.
Services Held In St.
Paul's Church After
Old Landmark Filled to
Capacity on Sunday
"Bishop Thomas Henry
On Sunday, July 9, service was held
in St. Paul’s Church, for the first ftnjc
in two years. The Rt. Rev. Thomas
Henry Wright, Bishop of East Caro
lina, preached to a congregation which
filled the church, and administered the
sacraments of Confirmation and Holy
Communion. Bishop Wright stated
that the four great days in the history
of St. Paul’s Parish were December
15, 1701, when the parish was or
ganized; May 10, 1736, when the
present site was cleared and provision
made for building; April 10, 1760,
when the church was first ready to be
used for services; and July 9, 1950.
Certainly there was never a more joy
ful day for the parish than the last.
It has been two years now since the
building was stripped for repairs and
renovation, and more than a year since
the fire which destroyed everything
except the walls and such woodwork
and furnishings as had been removed.
But now it is restored in all itst beauty
and usefulness, structurally unchanged
in any way. The old pews and all the
woodwork except that in the chancel
> are painted a soft fawn, with the top
edges of the pews a deep reddish
biown. The walls harmonize with the
woodwork, but are lighter. The doors
and outside woodwork are deep cream.
.The aisles and chancel floor are paved
with tile which duplicate those found
under the church when repair work
started, in the aisles are set three old
tombstones from graves under the
church. The new type of floor made
possible a greatly improved heating
system. All the memorial tablets
are back in place, as well as the stain
ed glass window over the altar. Neith
er the window nor the tablets in the
apse show evidence of having suffered
in tlie fire. The old candle sconces,
all but two of which were destroyed,
have been beautifully reproduced and
mounted on the pillars as before. The
old Eben organ, lost in the fire, has
been replaced by a larger Kilgen or
gan. The bell, cracked many years
ago and badly damaged when the spire
was burned has ben recast.
The service Sunday began appro
priately with the hymn, “The Church’s
One Foundation.” Before the sermon
eieven candidates were presented for
Confirmation. The bishop preached a
most impressive sermon setting forth
the challenge confronting the Christ
ian churches today and the one source
of power to meet it. Nearly every
body in the congregation took part
Jn the Communion which closed the
The enthusiastic singing of familiar
hymns reflected the profound joy and
thanksgiving of all the men, women
•>! and children who filled the church. It
was indeed a great day for St. Paul’s.
- Jimmy White Hurt In
Collision On Monday
Little 7-year-old Jimmy White nar
rowly escaped serious injury Monday
. afternoon about 4 o’clock, while riding
his bicycle, he collided with an auto
mobile at the comer of Broad and
Queen Streets. The little fellow rode
from behind a truck into the path of
the oncoming automobile. Neither he
nor the driver of the car saw each
other until the accident occurred.
The boy’s injuries included skinned
knees, arms and hands, but follow
ing an examination by a physician it
was learned there were no internal
■ injuries. He is up and about and ap
■ ■ parently getting along all right.
| Dr. Junius W. Davis, Jr.
I Practicing In New Bern
t Dr. Junius W. Davis, Jr., has Beeh
? home a few days after completing his
| training in the School of Pediatrics at
I: the Children's Hospital in Philadel
. phia, Pa.
Kl ■ >Dr. Davis left Sunday for New
Kjßem, where he will be located for
|\. TWO FIRES IN JUNE
IP Pipe Chief R. K. Hall reported to
ETmira Council Tuesday night that two
I, fires occurred during June. Tlx one
l at Jones Service Station resulted in
L sl,l*o damage and one at the Halsey
pHardwood Company resulted in fISB
THE CHOWAN HERAU"
|_Too Much RainJ
With rain every day since Tues
day of last week, crops in Chowan
County are damaged to a con
siderable extent. In some areas
large portions of fields were un
der water the early part of this
week, with the Yeopim and Rocky
Hock sections probably suffering
the most damage.
Cantaloupes especially are
greatly damaged, with tobacco,
watermelons, cotton, and corn also
coming in for a share of damage.
Six Children In Chowan
Show No Physical
According to the final report of the
v'an District Health Department on
school physical examinations for the
1949-50 season, 1,595 white children
and 1,362 colored children were ex
amined for defects such as visual de
fects, nutrition, teeth, tonsils, heart,
orthopedic defects, hearing loss, con
gential venereal disease, weight and 1
height variation, etc.
The first and third grades in all
schools were examined as_ well as '
most children in all grades, including* l
high school, if they can be classed
as real repeaters. ;
In all instances, the parents were i
invited to the school at an appoint
ed time for the examination, so that
the school physician could discuss the
child’s health with them. That is by
far the best method of health educa
tion. Unfortunately, only 497 white
children or 31% were examined with
a parent present. The U. S. Public
Health Service figures that at least
80% should be present for the pro
) gram to be good. Next year it is
hoped that a far higher per cent of
parents will be present for the exami
In Chowan County the following
children showed no physical defects:
Carlista Cabell Fletcher, 'Miles Au
gustus Hughes, Jr., Mary Araminta
Hobbs, David Andrew Peterson, Rich
ard Albert Pate and George David
VFW Continues Drive
To Erect Memorial
Town Council Asked to
Join In Releasing
Continuing their effort to erect a
memorial to Chowan County’s war
dead, a delegation of VFW members
appeared before Town Council Tues
day night with a resolution requesting
release of a fund of SI,OOO, which was
appropriated jointly for the purpose
several years ago by Town Council
and County Commissioners.
A drawing of a monument to be
erected on the Court House Green was
shown the councilmen, which will cost
in the neighborhood of SISOO. The
VFW Post agreed to pay what
amount will be necessary over and
above the SI,OOO appropriated for a
The councilmen, like the County
Commissioners, were of the opinion
that the VFW Post and American
Legion should agree upon the type
of memorial and then meet with the 1
County Commissioners and Town
Council to officially release the fund.
Will Visit Edenton
IStarting Wednesday the State Rev- (
enue Department will send a repre
sentative to Edenton each week to as
sist persons in Chowan, Perquimans, <
Gates and 'Hertford counties with their
I tax problems.
•The representative will be in the
Court House each Wednesday from I
10 A. IC., until 4 P.M. i
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 13,1950.
Mrs. Balienger To
Speak At Meeting
Os LocalßPW Chib
Lecture Scheduled on
“Give Me Guam” on
Mrs. Dorothy M. Balienger, free
lance writer, lecturer, teacher and
radio speaker will give a lecture on
“Give Me Guam” at a meeting of the
Edenton Business and Professional
Womens’ Club on Thursday night, July
2u, at 8 o’clock in the Hotel Joseph
Hewes club room, Mrs. Josie Ruth
Carr, president, has announced.
The former Miss Dorothy Moore of
Edenton, Mrs. Balienger has spent the
past two years on Guam, where her
husband, E. L. Balienger, BMC., Har
bor Pilot, was serving a tour on duty
with the TJ. S. Navy.
Mrs. Balienger taught second grade
last year in one of the two American
schools on the Island, and this season
founded a private kindergarten for 35
live-wire youngsters of military, ci
vilian and native personnel. Material
used at the school, stories, songs and
poems, were of her own composition.
She also served as feature writer for
the Guam News and the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin and was correspondent
for the News and Observer.
Mrs. Balienger will deliver her lec
ture in colorful native costume, a gift
which was presented her by a Gua
manian family. She is giving a series
of talks about Guam during her two
month tour in North Carolina and Vir
ginia before going on to Honolulu
where Chief Balienger has been as
signed to duty. She concludes her lec
tures with color slides of Guam’s
scenic beaufy, celebrations, etc.
Mrs. Balienger is a member of the
National “Writer’s Club and the Poetry
Society of Virginia, and will be re
membered for her original poetry
program, “Twilight Reveries” over
radio station WGTC, Greenville, sev
eral years ago.
Announcement of Mrs. Ballenger’s
appearance in Edenton has created
such Interest that club members have
been limited to one invited guest on
ly, due to Tack of space in the clu'b
room. Members and guests who find
that they will be unable to attend the
lecture, are urged to notify Mrs. Irene
Ruffin, hospitality chairman, so that*
others may have the opportunity to
hear Mrs. Balienger.
Mrs. Balienger is also scheduled to I
present her TetTture at the Rotary Club
meeting “next Thursday.
Are Now Under Way
Schedule of Vaccination
Started Monday of
Attention is again called to the free
immunization clinics being held in
Chowan County, which got underway
Monday of this week. At the clinics
vaccines will be administered for ty
phoid, diphtheria, whooping cough,
smallpox, Schick test and tuberculin
The remaining schedule is as fol
Monday, July 17, 24, 31
Valhalla 9 A. M.
Greenhall 10 A. M.
Center Hill 11 A. M.
Arthur Byrum’s Store 1 P. M.
Sign Pine 2:30 P. M.
Gliden 3:30 P. M.
Tuesday, July 18, 25 and Aug. 1
Cale’s Store 9 A. M.
Rocky Hock Church 10:30 P. M.
Elbert Peele’s Store 12 Noon
St. John’s Church 2 P. M.
Canaan Temple’s Church 3 P. M.
Nelle Perry Makes
Creditable Showing In
Jaycee Beauty Show
Edenton’s Jaycees are very proud of
the showing of Miss Nelle Perry, the
organization’s entry in the State Jay
cee beauty pageant held at Wrights
ville Beach. While Miss Perry failed
to win any of the three first place
honors, she made a very creditable
showing and was very well received
by the crowd in attendance.
Miss Perry was one of three girl*
whose picture appeared more that!
once in the Wilmington newspapers
and was one of those chosen to appear
in a North Carolina sports reel. In
clement however, prevented
the picture being filmed.
Edenton Jaycees desire to thank
Miss Perry for representing them in
the pageant and for the favorable
showing she made.
Score High Marks
At Camp Jackson
Edenton Outfit Expects
■to Return Home
BY PETER CARLTON
Fort Jackson, S. C., July 9—Cap
. ain Williaip P. Jones, commanding
sfficer of Heavy Mortar Company,
North Carolina National Guard of
Edenton, announced that 60% of the
Guardsmen scored as marksmen or
i higher with their various weapons.
The firing took place during the
! first week of the encampment here
iat Fort Jackson. Experts with the
• carbine cal. Ml include Sergeants
• Peter 4A. Carlton, Thomas Hoskins,
■ Hoskins Bass, Claude Rogerson, Cor
poral Robert Gray; Pfc. Alva R.
i Bunch and Privates Archie Lane and
i Albert Lassiter. ‘Sharpshooters with
i this weapon include Sergeants Rich
i ard B. Davis, Jasper Holmes, Carl
■ Keeter; Corporals Ervin C. Griffin and
[ Fred Keeter, Pfc. James A. Brabble;
I Pvt. Leamon L. Jethro, Robert P.
. Lane, William P. Lassiter; Ret. James
• R. Briley, RoyT. Dail.
i Marksmen include Franklin D.
: Boyce, Joseph B. Bunch, Albert D.
Eure, Richard E. Hudson, Dallas L.
■ Jethro, Henry A. Powell, Wilbur C.
; Smith, Sanford E. Spruill, William S.
■ Umphlett, Jack Barrow, William E.
Sharpshooters with the U. S. Rifle
Cal. 30 Ml, course B, include: Sgts.
1 George P. Holland, John Lee Spruill,
'Marksmen include: Warrant Offi
-1 cer John Asbsll, Sergeants, Thomas
W. Fleetwood, Ernest L. Hollowell,
1 Waylon Moore. John H. Oliver, Ed
ward L. Wheeler, William J. White,
William Perry, Corporals Albert Still
man and Samuel T. Wright; Pfc. Au
b'rey IJarrell; Recruit Henry O. Pee
Those qualifying as marksmen with
j the U. S. Pistol Cal. 45 include: Cor
porals Norman L. Brabble, Horace M.
Henderson, Rupert E. Wright and
James E. Yates; Pfc. Wade H. Jor
The commanding officer expressed
tSs gratification at the interest shown
JbjAthe men in their work and par
'itiSßarly brought out the fact thatj
• | when recruits ask for “K. P.” on
i Sundays, the day when most men rest, |
•I in order not to miss training during!
the week, indicates high morale. This
past Sunday with few exceptions, at
tendance~af post chapels and in the
i churches in nearby Columbia, was
The Edenton Guardsmen are expeet
■ ed to return home Sunday.
Rain Plays Havoc
With Ball Games
j No Games Played Since
’ Wednesday of Last
’ Continuous rain has played havoc
1 with play in the Albemarle League
with no games played from Wednesday
night of last week to Tuesday night
of this week.
The last game the Colonials play
‘ ed was Wednesday night of last week,
' when they defeated Plymouth 7-3 on
‘ the Plymouth diamond.
' Jobey Griffin was on the mound for
' the Colonials, giving up 10 hits. The
cause was aided by Brooks, Edenton’s
catcher, who hit a home run clout in
' tne first inning with two men on base.
' He led the Edenton attack with two
1 hits as Carratt and Manning held the
Colonials to eight hits.
As of Wednesday the Colonials re
mained in the lead in league stand
ing with 21 victories and 12 defeats
for a percentage of .636. Plymouth
was in second place with .469, followed
’ by Colerain with .452 and Windsor
1 with .438.
Permit Extended To
i Use Hospital At Base
Mayor L. H. Haskett has been
! notified by Brig. Gen. W. L. Kittrick,
1 commander of Cherry Point Marine
Corps Air Station, that revocation of
i the permit to use the dispensary at
i the Edenton Air Station has been
i modified to extend the period of use
and occupancy to July 31, 1950.
Previously the permit was scheduled
L to expire May 15.
The modification was authorized in
order that the community may not
be deprived of interim hospital facul
ties while the privately owned hospital
facilitie» are being fully occupied.
Chowan Draft Board
Ordered To Reopen
Due To Korean Crisis
| Proud Os Record |
FRANK V. WHITE
No little credit is due Forest
Warden Frank V. White for Cho
wan County’s state record in the
matter of forest fires. In April,
when many parts of the state
were scourged with foresF fires, ,
not a single one occurred in this
county. Mr. White gives much
credit to the cooperation of people
generally throughout the county.
Rev. Ley! S. Beiler
Resigns As Pastor
Os Local Church
Will Leave Sunday For
New Duties at Lynch
The Rev. Levi S. Beiler, pastor ,f
| the Assembly of God Church, an
nounced this week that he will resign
I tne local pastorate and will leave next
'Sunday for Lynchburg, Va., to minis
ter in a new field. He will preach
in tents and portable tabernacles prior
to building a new church in Lynch
Mr. Beiler will preach his farewell
sermon Sunday night. The topic of |
his Sunday morning sermon will be!
“What the Early Church Had” and on
Sunday night the subject will be “The
Battle of Armageddon,” or “The War
That Will End All Wars.”
Mr. Beiler has been pastor of the
‘l local church almost two years, and in
1 leaving he said he wishes to express
his appreciation to the people of his
church and friends in Edenton for
their kindness, making it a period of
joy during the short time he has been
No successor to Mr. Beiler has as
yet been secured.
Town Council Rejects
During the month of June Town
Attorney J. N. Pruden tendered his
resignation as town attorney, and the
matter was discussed by Town Coun
cilmen at Tuesday night’s meeting. '
The Councilmen declined to accept
the resignation and expressed the hope
that Mr. Pruden will continue in the
same capacity which he has filled with
satisfaction to the entire Board.
Bids Are Sought For
Furnishing Town Gas
In an effort to effect a saving on
surplus for the Town of Edenton,
Town Councilmen on Tuesday night
went on record to request bids for
furnishing gasoline, washing, greasing
and various supplies used in the course
of a year.
The Councilmen have for some time
considered installing a tank and buy
ing gasoline wholesale instead of pa
tronizing filling stations at six month
Permission Given To
Erect Big Gas Tank
John W. Graham, representing the
Coastland Oil Company, was granted
permission by Town Council Tues
day night to erect a 20,000 gallon
tank for storage of gasoline.
The tank will be erected on Coke
Avenue, 200 yards from Highway 17
on land leased from Mrs. E. W. Bond.
$2.00 Per Year.
J. L. Wiggins Will Again
Be In Charge of
3 FROM CHOWAN
Office WiiTSe Located
In Citizens Bank
j In response to an order this week
from the Defense Department for 2i»,-
000 draftees due to the Korean situ
ation, Chowan County’s Draft Board
office will this week be opened with
J. L. Wiggins acting as Chairman, a
Position he has held for 10 years.
Os the 20,000 draftees, 400 will be
called from North Carolina, with Cho
wan County’s quota in the first draft
being set at not more than three.
Quite a number are already classified
and eligible for the draft in the coun
i ty, according to Mr. Wiggins. The in
formation is that 25-year-olds will be
Mr. Wiggins’ office will be located
in the Citizens Bank Building.
Mr. Wiggins’ authority for re-open
ing the Draft Board office came in a
letter from Col. Thomas H. Upton,
deputy state director which was as
“On Friday, July 7, the Government
ordered use of the draft law to bring
the armed forces to needed strength
for the Korean war. The Director of
Selective Service immediately directed
this office to re-establish all closed
local board offices and to accelerate
classification for the purpose of being
prepared to fill calls as issued by the
Department of Defense. TMs dffice
is making every effort to expedite
the action necessary to that end. Spe
cific instructions concerning the re
establishment of those local board of
fices which have been closed
the subject of a separate communica
tion addressed- to the chairnien of Ehe
“We feel confident that we can rely
upon the support of each of you to the
end that the North Carolina Selective
Service System will be ready to meet
any calls made upon it.”
Change In Policy
Os Fire Department
Resolution Calls For
A change in policy of the Edenton
Fire Department was considered at
Tuesday night’s meeting of Town
Council regarding answering calls to
fire outside the city limits. Considera
tion of the matter developed when a
resolution was read from Fire Chief
R. K. Hall.
Mr. Hall’s resolution is as follows:
“Due to the rising cost of operation
of the Edenton Fire Department, and
because of the inability of county
authorities to contribute to the fi
nancial upkeep of our department,
notice is hereby given that effective
at once a charge will have to be made
against the owner of property situ
ated beyond the corporate limits of
Edenton to which our department is
called in case of a fire.”
While the resolution was discussed
pro and con, no definite action was
taken by the Councilmen at Tuesday
Town Council Requests
Dial Telephone System
At Tuesday night’s meeting of Town
Council the idea of a dial telephone
system was discussed, which it was
thought will greatly improve tele
phone service in Edenton.
Town Clerk Wesley Chesson was
authorized to write a letter to the
Norfolk & Carolina Telephone &
Telegraph Company asking for con
sideration in installing the dial sys
NEW TRAFFIC REGULATION
Automobile drivers coming out of
I Morris Circle on Highway 32, are
warned that police regulations re
i quire all cars to come to a atop before
entering the highway.
A sign has been erected requiring
’ cars to stop and police ask for the
. cooperation of drivers.