Volume XVII. —No. 31.
Win Fourth Game From
Plymouth Rams Fri
Several Colonial Players
Go Elsewhere to Fin
Edenton’s Colonials won the seven
game Albemarle League Championship
Friday night, when they defeated the
Plymouth Rams 6-1 on Hicks Field.
The victory gave the Colonials a 4-2
edge in the play-offs. Up until Fri
day night’s game the count stood 3-2
in favor of Edenton.
The league’s season was brought to
an brupt close when Windsor withdrew
and the other teams faced dire fi
nancial difficulties due to poor gate
receipts and many games being rained
In the final game Dick Brockwell,
Edenton hurler, was in rare form, hav
ing allowed the Rams only two hits.
Up until the ninth inning he allowed
only four runners to reach first base,
one of whom managed to get to sec
The Rams scored their lone run In
the final frame when Ted Pinner
doubled to score Kay Rogers, thus
throwing a monkey wrench in the
chance for a shut-out. He retired
eight batters byway of the strike-out
route and walked three during the
The Colonials gathered only six hits
off Carratt and Bell, but in the fifth
inning Manager Gashouse Parker hit
a home run over the centerfield fence
with one runner on base.
The Colonials took an early lead by
scoring two runs in the second inning
and one in the third. Two more runs
were chalked up in the fifth and anoth- •
er in the seventh.
With the two teams tied at 2-2
Thursday of last week, the Colonials j
went ahead 3-2 by defeating the Rams
Thursday night in Plymouth by a
score of 3-1. The Colonials benefitted
by an error in the first inning to score
two runs, but from then on out it was
a nip and tuck battle.
Bobby Brown was on the mound for
Edenton and pitched a wonderful
brand of ball. He allowed no hits
until the seventh and during the nine
innings allowed only three safe hits.
Manning was on the mound for the
Rams and he, too, was stingy with
hits, allowing the Colonials only six
hits. Brockwell for Edenton made
two of the six hits.
Since Friday night’s game the Co
lonials have disbanded, with a number
of the players going elsewhere to
Manager Gashouse Parker, together
with Dick Brockwell and Doug Clarke,
left for Kingstree, S. C., where they
have joined the Kingstree Club in the
Architect Sends Tea
Party House Sketch
To Mayor Haskett
Mayor Leroy Haskett this week re
ceived an attractive drawing of the
old tea party home which was made
by Bernard Hunter, an architect of
In his letter to Mayor Haskett, Mr.
Hunter stated that he had copies of ,
the drawing, which is copyrighted, .
for any descendants of the tea party
signers, and requested them to write
to him at 2210 North Charles Street,
Mr. Hunter plana and restores old
houses, having done General George
C. Marshall’s at Leesburg, Va.
Masons Invited To
Hubert Williford, master of Una
nimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M.,
announces that he will entertain mem
bers of the lodge at a watermelon cut
ting cutting tonight (Thursday) im
mediatefy following the regular busi
ness meeting. All members of the
' lodge and visiting Masons are cordially
invited to attend.
Mr. Williford asks all who attend
to bring a knift and salt if desired.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
; A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday)
at 8 o’clock in the Court House. Hu
bert Williford, master of the lodge, re
quests a full attendance.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
|_Few Melon Boats]
On Tuesday afternoon two more i
boats left the Edenton harbor
loaded with Chowan County wa
termelons bound for northern
markets. Including the two boats
Tuesday, only nine watermelon
boats have left Edenton thus far,
which reflects in some measure
the short crop, brought about
principally by heavy and continu- I
ous rains during the growing sea
Last year 22 boats carried away
Chowan County’s crop and R. K.
Hall, local harbor master, says as
many as 37 boats have departed
during a season in recent years.
‘Pride Os Edenton’
Annual Reunion On
Friday, August 4
Affair WfflTake Place
At Beachwood Farm
At 6:30 P.M.
The Edenton High School Band
Alumni Association will hold its an
nual reunion Friday afternoon, August
4 at 6:30 o’clock. The reunion will
be held at the Beachwood Farm, which
•is just north of Edenton on N. C.
Ed Parker, president of the associ
ation, requests air*fu.mer “Pride of
Edenton" members to notify him whe- <
ther or not they will be able to attend. 1
lln event any did not recive his letter', j
ihe asks that they merely drop him a |
card, stating “yes” or “no.”
1 Mr. Parker says everyone is promis
ed a good time, for there will be fun
and refreshments for all. He also says
the former director of the “Pride of
Edenton”, C. L. McCullers of Kinston, 1
will attend the affair.
Will Visit Edenton
Mrs. Bryan Hurd Will
Be Guest of Chowan
oke Council Aug. 9
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night
in the Red Men’s hall at 8 o’clock. Mrs.
Willie O’Neal, Pocahontas, urges every
member to attend in order to complete
plans for the official visitation of the
Great Pocahontas, Mrs. Byran Hurd
of Kramerton, on Wednesday night,
Due to Mrs. Hurd’s visit Wednes
day of next week, the usual meeting '
on Friday night has been called off.
Officials of the local council feel very
much honored over the visit of the
Great Pocahontas and hope every
member will attend the meeting.
A dinner will be served in connec
tion with the meeting and any who
plan to attend should contact Mrs.
Horace White at once in order to make
Two Edenton Girls
Will Make Debut In
Raleigh September 8-9
Two Edenton girls are included 1
among the 134 young North Carolina i
ladies who will make their debut at ’
the 24th annual Debutante Ball which |
will be held by the Raleigh Terpsicho- i
rean Club September 8 and 9. The
popular social event will be held in ]
the spacious Memorial Auditorium in 3
The two Edenton girls who will 1
make their debut are Miss Agnes Ann ,
Harless, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ’
A. B. Harless and Miss Helig Har- r
ney, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Wood, i
Band Majorettes To
Stage Dance Friday
The Majorettes of the Edenton High
School Band will sponsor a dance at
the Armory Friday night, beginning at
Music will be furnished by a juke '
box j and a small admission will be
Edenton, Chowan County, North "Carolina, Thursday, August 3,1950.
Chowan County Goes
Beyond Its Quota In
U. S. Bond Sale Drive
Stands Second In Aver
age Among 15 Coun
ties In District
In the recent Independence Bond
drive which began May 15 and con
tinued through July 17, Chowan Coun- 1
ty was second in the district, which
includes 15 counties.
Chowan County’s quota in the drive
was $15,000 in E bonds, with sales
amounting to $27,731.25, which gave
the county an average of 185.8 per
The district also oversubscribed its
quota. For the district the quota was
$417,444 and the amount of bonds
sold totaled $429,807.50. The district
average was 103 per cent. Hertford
County led the district with an average
of 190 per cent.
North Carolina as a whole oversub
scribed its quota of $7,057,000. In the
State, E bond sales amounted to
$7,353,171.50 for an average of 104.2
T. C. Byrum is chairman of U. S.
Savings Bond sales in Chowan Coun
ty and Mrs. E. N. Elliott is chairman
of the women’s division.
Hotel Joseph Hewes
Has New Manager
H. (Bo) Thomas Suc
ceeds C. C. Saunders
Change in management of Hotel
Joseph Hewes went irfto effect Thurs
day of last week when H. (Bo) Thom
as succeeded C. C. Saunders. Due to
ill health, Mr. Saunders cancelled a
lease with G. H. Harding, owner of the
hotel, and a new lease was drawn up
with Mr. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Saunders left for
Royal Oak, Michigan, where Mr. Saun
ders will rest in an effort to regain
Mr. Thomas comes to Edenton with
a considerable amount of hotel ex
perience. He came here from Monti
cello, Ky., where operated Hotel Breed
ing. Prior to that time he was for
three years associated with Charlotte,
N. C., hotels and at Knoxville, Tenn.,
he operated the Andrew Johnson Ho
tel. He was for a time manager of
the Bell Mead Country Club at Nash
ville, Tenn., and was manager of
Read House at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
for 7% years. He is a veteran of
World War 11, having been stationed
at Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga., dur
ing the latter part of the war.
With Mr. Thomas is his wife,
daughter and son-in-law.
Mr. Thomas plans to renovate and
redecorate the hotel and promises a
hotel service equal or better to any
town the size of Edenton in the State.
He is very friendly and very anxious
to meet Edenton people, so that he
will appreciate anyone calling at the
hotel and making themselves known.
Edenton Boy Scouts
At Camp Darden
Group of 20 Boys Left
Sunday Morning For
Twenty Edenton Boy Scouts, mem
bers of Troop No. 156, left Sunday
for Camp Darden, near Franklin, Va.,
where they will spend this week. The
group is in charge of Sidney Campen,
who accompanied the boys Sunday.
Included in the group are Billy
Moore, Lyn Bond, Jimmy Harrison,
Pat Carlton, Charlie Griffin, Billy
Boyce, Clifford Overman, Miles Wil
liams, Sidney Campen, Jr., Carroll
Jones, George Harris, Asa Dail, Teddy
Wright, Clarence Lupton, Bobby
Whiteman, Ray Rogerson, Charles Lee
Overman, Ruppert Williams, Wayne
Keeter and Albert Ward.
The boys are scheduled to return
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Pariah House. The Rev. W. L. Free
man, president, urges a full attend
; West Leary Named
i New Deputy District
i Governor For Lions
District Governor O. E.
Dowd Makes New
0. E. Dowd, district governor of
, Lions International, on Saturday an
nounced his appointment of district
cabinet, regional and zonal officers
1 for the new Eastern Carolina Lions
District 31-F, which extends from
t Granville County to Manteo.
, Among the appointments announced
was West Leary of the Edenton Lions
Club, who is deputy district governor
for Region Five.
District 31-F is the northern half of
1 the former Eastern Carolina District
1 31-C, which had a total of 100 clubs
rat the close of the administration of
; District Governor Louis K. Day, of
I Rocky Mount. The southern half of
the new District 31-E, with Wilbur
! A. Pike of Pikesville as district gov
ernor. There are 53 clubs in District
■3l-F and 47 in District 31-E.
. In addition to naming Cabinet Sec
> • retary-Treasurer Harvey and the five
» deputy district governors, District
Governor Dowd also announced the
. setting up 14 zones, each in charge of
. a zone chairman.
i Each of the zone chairmen will have
charge of three or more clubs in his
zone and is under the direction of the
region’s deputy district governor. The
zone chairman holds three or more
meetings of club officers and commit
tee chairmen during the club year.
1 The zone chairmen for Region Five
Zone One, John T. Riggers of Hert
ford, Zone Chairman (Hertford, Eden
• ton and Colerain). Zone Two, W.
Irvin Nixon of Elizabeth City, zone
chairman (Elizabeth City, Manteo and
At Rotary Meeting
| Draft Board Chairman
Explains Working’s of
J. L. Wiggins, chairman of Chowan
- County’s Draft Board, was the prin
cipal speaker at last week’s Rotary
r meeting when he spoke very interest
, ingly and informative about Selective
Mr. Wiggins told the Rotarians that
f he had been in public service for 53
- years with the town, state and fed
f eral government, but that the Draft
, Board provided as many headaches as
f any office he has filled.
i He said the Draft Board in the past
- has been unjustly criticized for the
most part because those who criticized
, were not familiar with the function of
Selective Service and the rules govern-
I ing it.
t Mr. Wiggins thoroughly explained
r the various classifications under Se
lective Service and caused a chuckle
i among the Rotarians when he reached
; the 4-F classification.
; At the conclusion of his address Mr.
Wiggins answered a number of ques
tions asked by members of the Rotary
Beauticians Meet In
| Raleigh August 6-8
The annual convention and beauty
clinic of the Eastern Carolina Cosme
-1 tologist Guild, Inc., will be held at the
Sir Walter Hotel in Raleigh August
6,7 and 8.
Mrs. Anne Jenkins, local beautician,
is second vice-president of the Guild
• and is chairman of the program com
mittee. Quite an elaborate program
has been arranged for the convention
which includes outstanding hair styl- i
ists of the country.
Mrs. Jenkins will leave for the con- 1
vention Saturday morning.
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County Agent Again
Urges Cotton Dusting
County Agent C. W. Overman again :
this week urges farmers to dust cot
ton this week.
Cotton fields are squaring and <
blooming nicely where water has not
ruined them and a good dusting pro
gram has been followed. The boll
weevil is very busy. Last week five
dusted fields averaged one weevil and
nine punctured squares per 100
squares examined; three undusted
fields averaged six weevils and 67
punctured squares, per 100 squares 1
Farm Inventory For
ChowaFgpwftf* ty Is
Released For 1950
| P. 0. Troubles |
Wit hthe local post office on
Tuesday beginning the new sys
tem in the economy program.
Postmaster C. E. Kramer reports
quite a bit of confusion. Under
(he new system there is only one
delivery of mail in the residential
section and two deliveries in the
business section, that is if time
One reason for confusion is
many pieces of mail which does
not have the name of the street
and house number. Postmaster
Kramer makes a special request
to Edenton people to ask those
who write to them to include the
name of the street as well as the
Quite frequently mail not pro
perly addressed is obliged to he
brought back to the office and in
that way not only more work and
confusion is caused, but delivery
of mail is delayed.
Colored Boy Kills
His Sweetheart On
Tuesday With Rifle
Robert Heckstall Shoots
Mary Frances Jordan
At Her Home
Robert Heckstall, 21-year-old Negro,
killed his sweetheart, Mary Frances
Jordan, 19, with a rifle at her home on
West Peterson Street Tuesday night, j
According to Edenton police, Heck- !
stall went to Lawrence Collins’ place
of business and picked up a rifle, af
ter which he went to the home of his
girl friend. He called her to the porch
and asked her to walk beside the;
house for he wanted to talk to her.
The police say Heckstall told her he
loved her and that he had been try- j
ing to keep her straight for three j
years. He then shot her with the rifle. |
He evidentally picked up the girl 1
and placed her body on the back porch. \
Sgt. J. A. Jones of the Edenton police
was notified and when he reached,
the scene the girl was dead on thei
Heckstall was arrested and placed
in the Chowan County jail without!
bond. He will be given a preliminary
hearing in Recorder’s Court on Fri-1
Pastures Prove To
Be Very Profitable
County Agent Overman
Says Time To Get
Ready To Plant
Good clovefr and grass pastures have
been one of the best paying crops this
year, says County Agent C. W. Over
man. Generaliv pastures thrived on
the heavy rains while other crops
were damaged. Will and John Bunch
of Cross Roads community grazed an
average of 20 hogs per acre and many
other farmers did likewise.
“Now is the time to get ready to
sow pastures this fall, says Mr. Over
man. “First, take a soil sample and
have it analyzed. Your vocational
teacher, soil conservationist or your
county agent can furnish you rwith soil
containers and information blanks
free. Second, during August apply
lime and fertilizer as recommended
and prepare your land. Be ready and
sow seed in September.
“Many farmers need good breeding
stocks of hogs. Notice has been re
ceived that there will be a registered
hog sale at the Briggs Stockyard, Old
Four-County Fair Grounds, Suffolk,
Va., at 1:00 o’clock on Tuesday, Au
gust 8, by the Virginia Swine Breeders
Association. Boars and Bred sows
of Berkshires, Durocs, Hampshires,
Poland Chinas and Spotted Poland
Chinas will be sold at auction. Good
breeding stock from good litters means
more profit to hog raisers.”
$2.00 Per Year.
Based on Census Facts
Secured In Various
County’s Rural Popula
tion Calculated at
With the cooperation of the County
Commissioners through the farm cen
sus supervision and township list tak
ers, the Department of Agriculture,
Division of Statistics and farm census
office, this week made available inter
esting information about Chowan
County’s farm inventory survey:
The survey shows that all land in
farms totals 83,406 acres, of which
21,090 acres are in Edenton Township,
26,159 in Middle Township, 18,727 in
Upper Township and 17,430 in Yeopim
Cultivated land totals 34,701 acres.
• with 10,186 acres in Edenton Town
ship, 11,600 acres in Middle Township,
7,682 in Upper Township and 5,233 in
There are 2,066 acres of idle land,
of which 336 acres are in Edenton
Township, 858 in Middle Township, 44
in Upper Township and 828 in Yeopim
Os 1,299 acres of pasture cleared
land, 523 acres are in Edenton Town
ship, 253 acres in Middle Township,
230 acres in Upper Township and 293
acres in Yeopim Township.
Wooded and all other land totals
45,340 acres, with 10,045 acres in
Edenton Township, 13,448 acres in
Middle Township, 10,771 acres in Up
per Township and 11,076 acres in
In non-farm land tracts there are
23,761 acres, with 7,029 in Middle
Township, 2,631 acres in Upper Town-
Iship and 7,032 acres in Yeopim Town
Rural population in the county to
tals 5,595, of which 1,787 is in Eden-
Yon Township, 1,861 in Middle Town
ship, 1,216 in Upper Township and
1731 in Yeopim Township.
! During 1949 there were 15,097 acres
planted in corn. In Edenton Town
ship there were 3,729 acres, 5,418
acres in Middle Township, 4,011 in Up
per Township and 1,939 acres in Yeo
i The County had 3,295 acres planted
i in cotton, of which 1,184 acres were iu
■Edenton Township. 996 acres in Mid
dle Township, 684 acres in Upper
Township and 431 acres in Yeopim
i For tobacco 710 acres were planted,
[with 405 acres in Edenton Township,
1139 acres in Middle Township, 29
acres in Upper Township and 137
.acres in Yeopim Township.
I The County had 8,295 acres planted
lin peanuts. Os this acreage, 2,816
lacres were in Edenton Township, 2,-
358 acres in Middle Township, 2,068
acres in Upper Township and 958 acres
in Yeopim Township.
Only 42 acres were planted in
wheat, with 21 acres in Edenton
'Township and 21 acres in Yeopim
S Sixteen acres were planted in oats,
14 acres in Edenton Township and
two acres in Yeopim Township.
There were 3,716 acres planted in
soybeans alone. Os this acreage, 886
acres were in Edenton Township, 1,-
210 acres in Middle Township, 152
acres in Upper Township and 1,468 in
For soybeans interplanted with
beans there were 213 acres, 162 acres
in Edenton Township, five acres in
Middle Township, 14 acres in Upper
Township and 32 acres in Yeopim
Thirteen acres were planted in les
pedeza seed, 10 acres in Middle Town
ship and three acres in Yeopim Town
There were 29 acres planted in soy
bean and cowpea hay,” nine acres in
Edenthn Township and 20 acres in
Middle Township. '
Ten acres were planted in small
grains cut for hay, all 10 acres being
in Edenton Township.
There were no acres planted for les
pedeza or alfalfa cut for hay.
For other hay there were 93 acres,
30 acres in Edenton Township and 63
, acres in Yeopim Township.
In the county there were 135 acres
i in Irish potatoes, 33 acres in Eden
i ton Township, 60 acres in Middle
, Township, 37 acres in Upper Town-
I ship and five acres in Yeopim Town-
There were 349 acres planted in
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