Local Legion Post
Asks Town To Swap
Piece Os Property
Portion of Hicks Field
Desired to Build Le
Town Councilmen De
cide to Study Matter
* Headed by a delegation from Ed
Bond Post of the American Legion
and the Legion Auxiliary, Town Coun
cilmen at their meeting Tuesday night
were asked to swap a section of Hicks
Field for the Legion lot at the foot
of Broad Street. R. L. Pratt, Com
mander of the Post, presented John
W. Graham as spokesman for the
Mr. Graham stated that the Legion
Post’s property between the Willis
warehouse and J. N. Pruden’s resi
dence was 173.3 feet long and 65 feet
deep, which was purchased by the
Legionnaires for the purpose of erect
ing a Legion home. He further stat
ed that the organization is anxious
to erect its home where it will be
more easily seen by the traveling pub
lic and that the Legion is anxious to
trade this piece of property for the.
portion of Hicks Field between the|
home of Henry Cuthrell and Peterson.
Street from Broad to Wiggins Street, j
y Plans for a Legion Some, Mr. Gra- |
ham stated, call for a building 80x40
which will be adequate for meetings .
of various kinds and for a banquet
will accommodate about 300 people, i
u It will, he said, be availahle for dancea ■
or other gatherings or
by organizations, groups or individ-j
uals for any legitimate purpose.
The plan calls for arranging a
parking area on the rear of the pro
perty in order to prevent traffic con
gregation on Broad Street.
Mrs. James Bond, president of the
Auxiliary, also spoke briefly in be
half of the trade, saying there is a
great need for a community building
The request come as more or less
of a surprise to the Councilmen, so
that the request was tabled in order
to give it thought and study.
Wm. H. Coffield, Jr., Post, VFW, at
its meeting Tuesday night voted to
cooperate 100 per cent with the State
of North Carolina and the Town of ,
Edenton in the organization of civilian
, The local post previously offered
to organize a means of civilian de
fense, but after investigation the
members decided that it will be much ,
p. , better for the town to organize the ;
movement under the State civilian de
fense program and call on the VFW
for 100 per cent cooperation.
Commander Jack Moore stated that
the VFW alone would not be authoriz
ed to give orders in case of an emer
gency, and that the organization could
be much more effective by working
with town officials, who have au
; thority to give orders to the public.
The local post sees a need for ci
vilian protection and urges the town
to get this body organized as soon
Commander Moore stated that the
VFW Post will cooperate in any way
possible in this matter.
\ Health Officer Has
Schedule Os Hours
Announcement is made this week
P' that Dr. B. B. McGuire, district health
i*' officer, has arranged a schedule
whereby he will be in Edenton every
| Monday afternoon from 2to 3 o’clock
11 in the Health Department office in the
I Bank of Edenton building.
| Dr. McGuire’s schedule is as fol-
I"; Edenton —Monday afternoons from
I 8 2to 3 o’clock.
I Hertford —Tuesday afternoons from
IL 2to 3 o’clock.
IH Camde n—W ednesday afternoons
■Ljfrom 2 to 3 o’clock.
Ijr Practice of medicine by the Health
I b*Office is forbidden by the State Board
[ of Health, so no one should expect
SEt free medical service from him. - The
I | field is purely prevention—not treat
THE CHOWAN HERALD
For Superior Court
Term September 11
Judge W. C. Harris of
Raleigh Is Scheduled
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday picked from the
jury box 50 names of Chowan County
citizens who will be summoned to
serve as jurymen for the September
term of Chowan County Superior
Court. The term will be held the
week of September 11, with Judge W.
C. Harris of Raleigh presiding. I
Those picked to serve as jurors
W. S. Bass, E. M. Howell," Sr.,
George S. Harrell, Elbert M. Nixon,
,J. C. Hendrix, Willie S. Morris, Rich
ard Copeland, W. H. Bass, Rodney H.
Jones, C. S- Chappell, W. W. Harrell,
Walter H. Bond, Edward Wozelka, M.
L. Bateman, R. A. Mansfield, H.
Thomas Hollowed, A. L. Perry, Wil
liam E. Bond, J. M. Thorud, B. P.
Monds, E. D. Byrum, E. F. Potts, Er
|nest J. Ward, Jr., A. E. Layden, Luth
er Bunch, John A. Kramer, Earl
ißunch, Thomas C. Nixon, Henry Al
lien Bunch, B. W. Copeland, L. E. Em
'minizer, J. L. Chestnutt, H. E. Lane,
Mitchell Barrington, Cecil Harrell,
Haywood Phthisic, Mack Hendrix,
Lloyd Bass, R. A. Chappell, J. M.
j Jones, Elisha B. White, Jr., Lloyd Ov
ertoil G. -A. -Boyce,, Q. TrotmanLeary,
| R. ErCofreld, Dallas' Jethro, R. H. By
•rum, G/P. Harrell and James E. Coz
Court House Clock
Wdl De Electrified
Change Made In Order
To Better Preserve
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday signed a con
tract with Clock Service Company of
Kendall, Florida, to repair and elect
rify the clock in the Court House tow
er at the cost of S7OO.
With the Court House now in bet
ter shape than it has been for many
years, the Commissioners were in
formed that tlio clock is badly in need
of repairs. Many parts are badly
worn and there is uncertainty as to
the strength of the cables which hold
two weights weighing 1000 pounds
and 700 pounds. It was recalled chat
about 40 years ago these weights
cracked through the fioor, doing cen
s’derable damage. Were this accident
to happen now, the Commissioners
were advised that damage probably
would amount to many more times the
cost of electrifying the clock.
The clock is thought to be about
60 years old, and under the new ar
rangement there will be no weights
and cables and it will not be necessary
to wind the clock as at present.
A representative of Clock Service
Company presented many pictures of
weights crashing through buildings in
which considerable damage was done
and informed the Commissioners that
over half of such clocks as in the Court
House have been changed in the
The change will not be noticeable
and the Commissioners were of the
opinion that it is advisable as a pre
cautionary measure for preservation
of the Court House.
Chowan Group At
Farm - Home Week
Seven Chowan County people at
tended the observance of Farm and
Home Week held in Raleigh last week,
the group comprising Mrs. R. H. Hol
lo well, Mrs. W. J. Bunch, Mrs. C. W.
Tynch, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Harrell and
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Saunders.
Mrs. W. J. Bunch won the $6.00
door prize given by the Farm Bureau,
while W. H. Saunders won a 10-piece
set of aluminum given by the R. F.
Trant Company of Norfolk.
While in Raleigh Mrs. R. H. Hol
lowell v?as the voting delegate repre
senting Chowan County at the State
Federation meeting of home demon
stration clufae on August 3rd.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 10,1950.
Rve Requests For
State To Maintain
Roads In County
Petitions Presented to
Requests for the State to take over
roads in the county was the order of
the day at Monday’s meeting of the
County Commissioners, when five pe
i titions were presented asking the Com
| missioners to add their stamp of ap
proval and forward to the State High
way and Public Works Commission
for its consideration. The Commis
sioners approved four of the petitions
and referred one to the Chowan Coun
ty Road Committee.
A petition was presented for the
State to maintain almost 1,200 feet of
the old road in the Paradise section
leading to the home of H. T. Hobbs.
. This stretch of road was abandoned
by the State when a new road was
A petition signed by 100 people and
I representing 30 families requested
State maintenance of the Dillard’s
Mill or River Road, located between
N. C. 32 and the Cannon’s Ferry road,
a distance of 4% miles. This petition
was referred to the Chowan County
Another petition bearing 17 signa
tures asked the state to take over
and maintain the link of road connect
ing Montrose road and Fishing Lane
road, a distance of about half a mile.
Twenty-nine signatures appeared on
a petition asking the State to recap
and widen the Piney Woods road to
18 or 20 feet. This road is common
ly called the Ryland road, beginning at
Lizzie Chappell’s home, running west
to Highway 21 at Byrum’s Service
Station, a distance of approximately
The fifth petition had to do with
a road fr n U S- 17 to the
Bowen road, known as part of the
Emperor road and all of the Tip Toe
road, a distance of 2.8 miles. The pe
tition asked for the road to be widen
ed and hard-surfaced and was signed
by 38 people.
The petition included an agreement
| by D. Woodrow Lowe and wife, Car
| rie M. Lowe, granting the privilege
of locating the extension of said Tip
Toe road on, over and across the land
owned by them, and known as the W.
E. Sutton tract of land, provided said
extension from the point where the
Tip Toe road intersects the Bowen
road and follow a straight course so
as to strike the eastern boundary of
the graveyard plot on the adjacent
tract of land and continue in the same
course to a point where said extension
will intersect said hard-surfaced road
leading from Bottom’s bridge to the
Local Beagle Hound
Wins Top Honors
Holton’s “Rocky Hock
Shorty” Wins Over 15
“Rocky Hock Shorty,” 3-year-old
Beagle hound owned by David Holton,
won first place in the Eastern Vir
ginia Beagle Club trials held at Oak
Grove, Va., Sunday, August 6. The
dog ran against 15 of the best dogs
in the North Carolina and Virginia
Second place went to Sure Place
Cloved, owned by Sure Place Kennels,
Motto’s Brownie, owned by Gara
Motto of Norfolk, came in third and
Dusty Jack, also owned by Motto,
took fourth place.
The next trial will be held in the
early part of September by the Hamp
ton Beagle Club and will take place on
Sheriff Thompson’s farm in Currituck
Mr. Holton is very much interested
in organizing a Beagle Club in Cho
wan County, advancing the fact that
there are many good Beagles in the
county and that a live club would add
another very interesting sport. Any
one interested •in forming a club is
asked to contact Mr. Holton.
Parking Banned On One
Side West Eden Street
Due to a traffic problem on West
lEden Street between Granville and
Moseley streets, Town Councilmen on
Tuesday night passed an ordinance
prohibiting parking on this portion
of the’street on the south side. The
street will be marked so that parking
will be allowed only on the north aide.
District Health Department
Rescinds Ordinance Banning
Distribution Virginia Milk
Wm.. Selby Harney
Dies Suddenly In
Former Edentonian Col
lapses at Door of His
Edenton friends were shocked early
this week when they learned that Wil- *
liam Selby Harney, 64, died suddenly *
Monday afternoon at his home in Nor- j
Mr. Harney was secretary-manager <
of the Norfolk Association of Com- 1
merce since 1928 and had returned to |
his home from his office at about
5:45 o’clock. As he reached the door j
to his fourth floor apartment at 1800 j
Colonial Avenue he collapsed and did ,
not regain consciousness.
Deceased was a former Edentonian, ,
where the family was very popular, j
He was a spare-time artist, song writ- ;
er and sportsman and often he and
members of his talented family were ,
called upon to provide programs for |
various kinds of entertainments. (
He headed many promotional cam- ]
paigns for the city of Norfolk and j
was instrumental in development of 1
Seashore State Park. He served as a
member of the trustees of Leigh Me
morial Hospital and the Norfolk
Chapter of the American Red Cross.
In 1911 Mr. Harney married Miss
Clara Cotton Capehart of Avoca. He
was'a member of Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7, A. F. & A. M., also a mem
ber of thte Consistory of New Bern and
the Khedive Shrine Temple of Norfolk.
Surviving are his wife, two sons,
William Selby Harney, Jr., of Aroba,
Netherlands West Indies, and William
Capehart Harney of Elizabeth, N. J.;
and one sister, Miss Hattie Mathews
Harney of Elizabeth City. ,
Interment was made at Avoca Wed
In New Quarters
Vernon Moore, By Re
quest, Was First
Chowan Hospital is now in its new
home on the Suffolk highway next to'
the Leary Brothers Warehouse, the;
ransfer from the hospital at the Ma
rine Corps Air Station having been
made late last week.
While not all of the equipment for
the new hospital has arrived, enough
has been loaned from the base hos
pital to operate in the new plant.
The first patient transferred to the
new hospital was Vernon Moore. Mr.
Moore has been confined to the base
hospital for a long time, and it was
his request that he be the first pat
ient to enter the new hospital.
The first white baby bom in the ;
new hospital was Elizabeth Gertrude 1
Fleetwood on Sunday. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. ;
Fleetwood. Mrs. Fleetwood, incident
ally, was a former very poular nurse
at the Chowan Hospital.
As Chairman Os
Local Draft Board
R. L. Pratt Is Appointed
To Fill Vacancy on
Captain J„ L. Wiggins, Chairman. 1
of the Chowan County Draft Board, 1
resigned last week due to the position' l
interferring with his duties of veter- '
ans service officer.
Robert L. Pratt was appointed to fill
. the vacancy caused by Mr. Wiggins’
resignation, so that the Draft Board
is now composed of Mr. Pratt, Geddes
Potter and Edward Wells. This group
will elect a chairman to succeed Mr.
Wigging. ‘ .*'■
For 1950 Taxes If
Paid Before Nov. 1
Pre-payments of Taxes
In July Amounts to
Sheriff J. A. Bunch reported to the
County Commissioners Monday that
during July he collected $673.12 for
1949 taxes. This amount brought 1949
taxes collected to $121,297.37.
During the month Sheriff Bunch'
collected $15,247.46 as pre-payments
for 1950 taxes, on which there has
been a discount.
Sheriff Bunch calls attention to the
fact that if 1950 taxes are paid dur
ing August a discount of 1 per cent
will be allowed. During September
and October Vz of lt% will be allow
ed. After November 1 and on or be
fore February 1 the tax must be paid
at face value.
After February 1 a penalty of lt%
will be added. On March 1 the penal-'
ty will be boosted to 2%. On and af
ter April 2, in addition to the 2%, one
half of one per cent per month or
fraction thereof will be added until
taxes are paid.
House To House
Town Council Passes a
New Ordinance Tues
Town Council at its meeting Tues
day night took steps to curb house
to-house solicitors and hawkers by |
adopting an ordinance which makes
it unlawful for any peddlers, hawkers,
itinerant merchants or transient ven
dors of merchandise to go in or upon
private residences or the premises
thereof, not having been requested or
invited so to do by the owner or oc
cupant for the purpose of disposing
of or peddling or hawking merchan
The ordinance provides that nothing
in the section shall apply to the sale I
of his own products by a farmer or the .
sale by an individual of the products
of his own labor.
Revival Services At
Center Hill Church
Guest Preacher Will Be
The Rev. H. Wadell
Revival services will commence at
the Center Hill Baptist Church, Ty
ner, next Sunday night, August 13, at
8 o’clock and will continue for one!
week, ending on Sunday morning, Au-!
The Rev. H. Wadell Waters of |
South Norfolk, Va., pastor of the Cool j
Spring and Reynoldson Baptist
Churches of Gates County, will be the
Special music furnished each night
will include numbers from the Center
Hill adult and junior choirs, a girls’
trio, a mixed quartet, and a guest so
loist. The pastor, the Rev. Paul E.
Lemons, will conduct the congrega
Edenton And Ahoskie
Rotary Clubs Hosts To
Windsor August 25th
Edenton and Ahoskie Rotary Clubs
.will be hosts to the Windsor Rotary
Club at a banquet to be held in Wind
sor Friday night, August 25, at 7
o’clock. The banquet is the culmina
tion of an attendance contest recent
ly among the three clubs, in which the
Windsor Club was the winner.
The Ahoskie Club will furnish the
program for the meeting, which for
the Edenton Club will take place of
the regular meeting Thursday after
noon, August 24.
Action Taken at Meet
ing of Board Friday
Elizabeth City Dairymen
Not Satisfied With
At a meeting of the four-county
Health District held in Elizabeth City
Friday afternoon the obnoxious milk
ordinance passed by the Board in May
was rescinded. The ordinance pro
hibited the sale of milk in the dis
trict unless it was processed within
.the boundaries of the district.
Since the ordinance went into ef
fect and milk from Norfolk was ban
ned, there has been a great amount
of complaint in Edenton, so that May
or Leroy Haskett and West Byrum,
Chowan members of the Board of
Health, used their efforts to have the
Words were not minced at Friday’s
meeting and after a lengthy discussion
of the situation a motion was made
and passed to rescind the action taken
by the Board in May.
Since the meeting the Board of
Health asked that the milk of local
distributors be analyzed and accord
ing to the report given to The Herald,
some of this milk was found to be
far below Grade A. The Herald was
given to understand by a member of
the Board of Health that the State
will send an inspector into the district
today (Thursday) and that if some of
the dairies are not cleaned up and
distribute a better grade of milk they
will be forced to close.
Since Friday’s meeting, when the
May milk ordinance was rescinded, a
hurried meeting of the Board of
Health was called in Elizabeth City, It
is understood that a protest was regis
tered by Elizabeth City milk distribu
tors because as the result of rescind
ing the ordinance Norfolk milk will
jbe allowed to be sold in Elizabech
! City. An executive meeting was call
ed when it was learned that members
of the press were on hand. Reporters
and milk distributors were asked to
leave, with the executive session con
tinuing about three hours, with noth
ing being accomplished.
Chowan and Perquimans members
were not invited to the hurried meet
It is understood that sonie of the
.Elizabeth City milk distributors were
I under the impression that when the
I milk ordinance was rescinded it pro
vided that no Norfolk milk would be
j permitted to he sold in Elizabeth City,
IHowever, the ordinance was clearly
I stated and there was no reason for
such an impression.
Since the ordinance has been res
cinded, Norfolk milk will again be sold
Town Opposes Any
Phone Rate Boost
Resolution Adopted at
Town Council Meet
, Edenton’s Town Council on Tuesday
night passed a resolution opposing a
proposed increase in telephone rates
by the Norfolk & Carolina Telephone
& Telegraph Company.
Embodied in the petition was the
opinion that an increase in rates at
this time is unjustified in view of
the service rendered and its present
The North Carolina Utilities Com
mission was, therefore, requested to
dissolve any telephone rate increase
unless it is established that the com
pany will improve its service and that
its present net earnings do not amount
to a fair and reasonable return on its
Meet September 6th
With the first Monday in September
being Labor Day, the Chowan County
Commissioners will meet Wednesday,
September 6, instead of the first Mon
day, September 4.
Anybody having business to trans
! act with the Commissioners is, there
■ fore, asked to remember the change
in meeting date.