Volume XVII.—No. 33.
New Students At I
School Are Asked
To Pre-Register ]
Bus Drivers’ School Is
Scheduled To Be Held
All students from grades 2 through 1
12 entering the Edenton High School 1
for the first time are requested to pre- j
register at the school on or before
, September 1, 1950. t
Y The principal, James O.
will be in his office from 8:30 A. M., (
to 4 P. M., each day, except Saturday,
and will be glad to see any parent or ,
j. student concerning school matters. |
A Parents who have children entering ,
™ the first grade this year are request- ,
ed to bring the children to the school J
on August 31 and September 1, from
9A. M., to 12 noon. This also includes <
those who attended the pre-school ]
clinic held in the spring.
The Bus Drivers’ School will be
held at the school on August 30 at
9:30 A. M. All students, and others,
interested in driving a school bus are
asked to attend this school.
Dental Work In
Total of 1,924 Children
Inspected In Health
Dr. E. T. Koonce, dentist with the
State Board of Health, has just com
pleted 14 weeks of dentist work in
’ the schools of the District Health De
partment after reporting to the dis
trict on April 3rd.
Dr. Koonce divided his time among
the four counties according to popula-
tion until schools closed, so that
P” counties could have him for a few
days during which time more effective
work can be accomplished, with all stu
All teachers in the district were
most cooperative in making a list of
students with their opinion of the
families’ ability to pay a private den
tist. With these extremely useful
lists, the secretaries were able to noti
fy the parents by post card when
their children should come and where
Dr. Koonce would be. In this way Dr.
Koonce was able to keep busy most of
the days after school closed.
The Division of Oral Hygiene of the
State Board of Health is endorsed by
I the North Carolina Dental Society and
local dentists to promote dental health
education among large groups of peo-
I pie, and to make corrections for chil
dren whose parents eannot pay their
private dentist. Some children come
whose parents could easily pay. Dr.
Koonce cleaned the teeth for most of
these and referred them to their pri
vate dentist, as was done even with
I those children for whom he made cor
I . Thirty weeks dental program was
1 provided in the budget last year for
dental work. Health officials feel
K fortunate to have had Dr. Koonce for
I 14 weeks since Dr. E. A. Branch, di
■’l rector of the division, has only eight
• * white dentists for the 100 counties in
I the state. This year he hopes to have
I The following work was performed:
Number children whose teeth
■ were inspected 1924
I' Number children whose teeth i
■ were treated 1034 !
I Number children referred to
■i private dentist 1924 '■
■ Number children who received 1
■ amalgum fillings 576 i
I. Number of children who received i
I cement fillings 173 •
■i Number of children who received
■ silver nitrate treatments 1462 1
I Number children who had teeth
I extracted 444 1
B Number children whose teeth were
Bl| cleaned 1004 1
Kt Number children given sodium <
H fluoride treatments 189 1
R Total number operations 3577 «
■ (Coninued on Page Twelve)
I Revival Starts Aug 1 .21 '
I At Albemarle Camp !
■jg Announcement is made by the Rev. :
■|^ty esse McCloud that a revival meeting f
■fct w iU begin at Albemarle Camp at the \
■ E foot of the Albemarle Sound bridge
Hft in Washington County, Monday, Aug- :
Hr ust 21. The revival will continue for ]
HR" In charge of the revival will be
Hlcarl Phelps and his radio workers.
are free and meals will be ser- .
Hived at a moderate price. The public i
»! U cordially invited to attend.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
At Lions Meeting
Miss Nelle Perry De
lights Members With
Group of Songs
Members of the Edenton Lions Club
were treated to a very enjoyable pro
gram at their meeting Monday even
ing, when a program of songs was
rendered by Miss Nelle Perry, accom
panied at the piano by Miss Charlotte
President Leroy Haskett thanked
the ladies for a very delightful pro
gram and also West Leary, chairman
of the program committee.
The budget committee presented
the annual budget for the year for
the information of the member
ship. The club completed its fiscal
year with a small balance of receipts
It was revealed that the club had a
90 per cent attendance during the
month of July, which was considered
very good, in view of the fact that
baseball was in full swing at that
R. W. Leary, Jr., gave a very in
teresting report of his attendance at
the Lions International Convention in
It was reported by the committee
on blind work that Lloyd Norfleet has
i caught up on his work of repairing
I and recaneing chairs. The club pro
jvided him a shop on North Oakum
Street and is very anxious that the
citizens patronize him. He was taught
to do this work through the State
Blind Center and he is very efficient
in this work.
At Rotary Meeting
Rotarians List Subjects
They Think Should ,
For the second successive meeting of
the Edenton Rotary Club James O.
Powers, principal of the Edenton High
School, was the principal speaker. At
the previous meeting Mr. Powers
spoke upon the subject of schools,
at which time he asked each Rotarian
to write a list of subjects each one
thought should be taught in the ninth
grade or the first year in high school.
Mr. Powers in his talk Thursday of
last week said 34 different subjects
were listed by the Rotarians, of which
28 listed English as first choice.
Mathematics and history were next
in order. ’
The Rotarians were complimented
by Mr. Powers for the choices of sub- -
jects listed and distributed a schedule *
of subjects to be taught in the ninth i
grade this year. He briefly outlined •
plans for the coming school year as J
well as referred to plans for the future ]
junior and senior high schools. 1
To Seed Pastures
Overman Says Material J
Should Be Applied By ] t
September 1 :i
County Agent C. W. Overman says c
farmers are beginning to get ready *
for seeding permanent pastures this •
fall. Many farmers have already had i
soil samples analyzed and others are I
taking soil samples for analyzation t
now so that they will know how t
much lime and what fertilizer materi- £
als to apply. s
Mr. Overman says lime and ferti- £
lizer materials should be applied and f
the land thoroughly prepared by Sep- f
tember 1. Seed should be purchased i
by early September including inocu- i
lating culture for Ladino Clover. La-
dino Clover alone is excellent for hogs '
but up to five pounds of fescue or t
orchard grass per acre may be added. £
Pastures on which cattle will be i
grazed should receive 1% te 2 pounds
of iLadino Clover and at least IS ]
pounds of fescue or orchard grass per
acre. It is important to have a good
stand of grass for cattle. Fescue
should be used on the poorer drained
soils and orchard grass should be 1
used on well drained soils. '
Mr. Overman vyill be glad to give t
any information in connection with (
planting pastures. £
MASONS MEET TONIGHT s
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday) i
in weekly session in the Court House <
at 8 o’clock. 1
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 17,1950.
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U. S MARINES HAUNT OLD TRAILS IN KOREA—When the First
Marine Division entered combat near Pusan it marked the fifth
time in 80 years that the Leathernecks have landed on Korea for the
protection of American interests. !
Their first landing was on May 21, 1871. The American minister
to China had opened negotiations to permit United States sailors
shipwrecked on Korean shores to receive sanctuary and help from
the Koreans. During the negotiation a survey party under direc
tion of Admiral John Rodgers U. S. N., then commanding the Asiatic
squadron, was attacked by the native garrison of the Salee river
forts and citadel (Seoul). j
Admiral Rodgers demanded an explanation and gave the Koreans ,
10 days in which to reply. Receiving no answer, he put a force of
Marines and sailors ashore on Je r, e 10 and captured the citadel.
The Marines killed 250 Korea s. Cne Marine was killed and one
was wounded. |
This early amphibious landing by the Marines Is graphically de- t
ected in a painting by John Clymer, a New York artist. The canvas i
mgs in the headquarters of General Clifton N. Cates, commandant
of the Marine Corps. Corner's work wlich so faithfully depicts the 1
uniforms and armament of the Marines of 80 years ago is repro* |
dneed above. Superimposed is a ohotcgiaph of present-day Marine i
fighters. Nate the camouflaged 1
Marines were landed to protect the American legation fa Kona j
in 1888 ami again in 1894.
Check Being Made
Os Cotton Dusting
Dusted Fields Apparent
ly Will Produce More
Tentative results were checked last
week on dusting cotton with 20%
Toxaphene to control the boll weevil.
According to County Agent C. W.
Overman, fields have been checked
for boll weevils each week beginning
June 15. The results, judged by the
fruiting of the cotton, appear to be
in direct proportion to the correctness
in following the dusting schedule.
Three fields were dusted seven times
as nearly on the schedule of every
seven days as the weather would per
mit, skipping the week of July 10.
These fields arg well fruited and pres
ent indications are for a yield of one
to one and one half bales per acre.
Three other fields which were dusted
five times, one of which was given a
sixth dusting last week, have had a
broken period of two weeks or more
during the middle of July and show
much less fruiting and have consist
ently shown a much higher weevil
count than the first three fields. The
four undusted fields have been severe
ly damaged by the boll weevil and it
is estimated not over 200 to 250
pounds of cotton will be realized. Due
to the growth of the cotton plants and
the lateness of the season, growers
are advised not to dust any more this
season. While the punctured squares
and appearance of live weevils are be
ginning to increase in these dusted
fields it is believed that very little
more cotton will be set and that
ground equipment going through it
will do more damage than the dust
will good. It is planned to follow
these fields through and obtain yields
at harvest time so that definite results
may be known.
Revival In Prosrress At
Center Hill Church
Revival services began at the Center
Hill Baptist Church Sunday night and
will continue through next Sunday
morning. The Rev. H. Wadell Waters
of Norfolk, pastor of the Cool Spring
and Reynoldson Baptist Churches of
Gates County, is preaching for the
series of meetings.
Special music is featured eadh night,
and the pastor, the Rev. Paul Lemons,
extends a cordial invitation to the pub
lic to attend.
Op Sept 6th
Miss Emily Smithwick
and Miss Carrie Jones
Edenton white and colored schools
will open Wednesday, September 6, ac
, cording to Superintendent John A.
] Up to Tuesday of this week Mr.
Holmes had two teachers resign. Miss
: Emily Smithwick, teacher of the first
grade, has accepted a position in the
Raleigh schools. She has been a mem
; ber of the Edenton school faculty for
about 12 years. The other resignation
is Miss Carrie Jones, second grade
. teacher. She has taught in Edenton
six years and resigned following her
Mr. Holmes has employed Mrs. B. G.
I Willis to fill one of the vacancies,
. and is now considering employment
of a teacher for the other vacancy.
Special Meeting of
Plans Will Be Presented
For Construction of
A special meeting of Ed Bond Post'
of the American Legion is called for
Tuesday night, August 22, in the Cho
wan County Court House at which
time plans for building an American
Legion home will be presented for
The Legion plans to start construc
tion of the new home immediately.
The meeting will begin promptly
at 8 o’clock and Commander R. L.
Pratt urges all Legion members to
make a special effort to attend this
RETURNS FROM GERMANY
Col. and Mrs. Richard Bryan Wheel
er, with their daughters, Misses Mar- (
gie and Jean, are expected to arrive
this week to visit Col. Wheeler’s sis
ters and brother, IMiss Clara Wheeler,
Mrs. Raymond Carr and John Wheeler.
Colonel Wheeler has just returned
from a three-year tour of occupation
duty at Frankfurt, Germany.
At Ballard’s Bridge
Church On Sunday
The Rev. William H.
Poole of Smithfield
Revival services will begin at Bal
lard’s Bridge Baptist Church Sunday,]
August 20, at 11 o’clock in the morn
ing. The Rev. William H. Poole of
Smithfield, N. C., will be the guest
Services will be held each night at
8 o’clock and beginning Tuesday, ser- ]
vices will also be held at 3 o’clock in
The pastor of the church, the Rev.
J. W. Davis, extends a cordial invita- I
tion to the public to attend any or all j
4-H Group Returns
From Annual Camp 1
Ten Chowan Boys and
Girls Spend Week At
Ten Chowan County 4-H Club boys
and girls arrived home Saturday noon
from the Roanoke Island 4-H Camp.
In the group were: Paul Byrum,
Steve Burch, Bernie Baker, Jean
Evans, Vandy Parks, Evangeline Cope
land, Emmett Perry, G. A. Keeter,
Carolyn Hollo well and Johnny Perry,
who were accompanied by Assistant
County Agent Robert S. Marsh and
Miss Martha Barnett, assistant home
agent who succeeded Miss Lillian
The Chowan group left for Roa
noke Island Saturday, August 7, trav
eling with 29 other club members
from Perquimans County. Approxi
mately 100 boys and girls from Hali
fax County also attended camp with
the Chowan and Perquimans groups.
All the club members who attend
ed camp seemed to enjoy it a great
i deal and are anxious to attend another
I] such camp. Classes were conducted
in handicraft, forestry, recreation and
'swimming, and supervised tours of
j Roanoke Island, Kill Devil Hill, Mann’s
I Harbor and vicinity were conducted.
[ After supper a short evening and
'vesper program was held for the whole
group, after which two hours of rec
reation was conducted.
; Revival Begins At
\ The Rev. E. Evans Ul
rich of Wilson Is
[ Guest Minister
, Revival services will begin at the
Warwick Baptist Church Monday af
ternoon, August 21, at three o’clock
with the Rev. E. Evans Ulrich of Wil
son, N. C., preaching and the pastor,
[ the Rev. Paul E. Lemons, conducting
the singing. Evening services will be
at 8 o’clock and the revival will close
Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock
The Rev. Mr. Ulrich is well known
in Wilson and the Roanoke Baptist
| Association for his Bible preaching
| and aggressive work as a pastor and
leader. In 27 months, he has doubled
the membership of the Five Points
Missionary Baptist Church, of which
he is pastor, from some 300 to over
Special music during the week will
include numbers by the adult and jun
. ior choirs of Warwick Baptist Church,
i a guest soloist, and a visiting quartet.
Warwick Church is located seven miles
, south of Sunbury on Highway 32. The
public is invited to attend the ser
Frank Parrish Now
Instructor At Duke
i Frank Parrish, CFC of the U. S.
i Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Par
rish, h'as been transferred to Duke
University, where he will be an in
structor. Mr. Parrish will he at the
University for two years while re
maining in the Navy and will make his
. home in Durham.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
, Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
. today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
1 Parish House. The Rev. W. L. Free
i man, president of the club, urges all
Rotarians to be present.
, J&2.OQ Per Year.
Is Held For Trial
In Superior Court
Edenton Negro Charged
With Murdering His
In Ohowan Recorder’s Court Friday,
! Robert Heckstall, 21-year-old Negro,
was bound over to the September term
of Superior Court by Judge Marvin
Wilson on a charge of killing Mary
Frances Jordan, his 19-year r old sweet
Heckstall on Tuesday night, August
j 1, went to. the home of his sweetheart
'on West Peterson Street, where; he
■shot her with an automatic rifle.
Only three witnesses testified when
Judge Wilson found probable cause
land bound the Negro over for the
| higher court. Sgt. J. A. Jones of the
I Edenton Police Department, who in-
Ivestigated the murder, testified that
ihe found the girl apparently dead on
| ( the back porch of her home. He also
stated that when he went to Heck
| stall’s house on East Church Street
the Negro said he didn’t know what
happened to him and that he didn’t
know why he committed the crime,
i Coroner Hubert Williford testified
that there were 13 bullet holes in the
body, with bullets in both eyes and
The third witness, Annie Bel! Hol
ley, next door neighbor, testified that
she heard Heckstall say to the girl:
“I love you, I have a gun and I told
you I’d kill you if you doublecrossed
Heckstall did not testify during the
I preliminary hearing.
Soft Ball League
Now Under Way
1 Six Teams In League;
-! Midget Teams Also
% To Play
Si ~ a ~ w -
With lights installed on the newly
j arranged soft ball park on Hicks Field,
a soft ball league is now under way,
with six teams participating. Repre-
j 1 sented in the league are the National
Guard, Varsity Club, Junior Chamber
!of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, North Edenton and the High
The schedule calls for each team
to play two games a week and at the
conclusion of the regular schedule a
round robin series will be played to de-
Itermine the champions of the league.
In connection with softball, Coach
George Thompson, recreational direct
or, has arranged a series of midget
- baseball games. Two nights each
week the youngsters will play two 4-
inning games prior to the softball
game. Two other nights when the
youngsters do not play it is planned
e to have a double header softball game.
The league is the first softball lea-
K gue in Edenton since 1941, when the
Lions, Red Men, Masons and Rotari
ans comprised a league. Last year
r another league was started with six
e teams, but lack of interest caused
e the league to fold up after several
Ij games were played.
The schedule through August 29, as
1 released this week, is as follows:
l Aug. 14—-7:30 VFW vs. Varsity
r Club; 9:00 Jaycees vs. High School,
j Aug. 15—7:00 Midget Leaguers.
] 8:30 North Edenton vs. National
5 1 Guard.
J Aug. 17—7:30 VFW vs. Jaycees;
r ,9:00 North Edenton vs. High School.
Aug. 18—7:00 Midget Leaguers;
1 8:30 National Guard vs. Varsity Club.
Aug. 21—North Edenton vs. VFW;
, 9:00 Jaycees vs. Varsity Club.
Aug. 22—7:00 Midget Leaguers:
5.8:30 High School vs. National Guard.
>1 Aug. 24—7:30 National Guard vs.
- VFW; 9:00 Varsity Club vs. North
Aug. 28—7:30 VFW vs. High
j School; 9:00 North Edenton vs. Jay
Aug. 29—7:30 High School vs. Var
jsitv Club: 9:00 Jaycees vs. National
5 General Fire Tnsnpotion
B Beerins In September
s Fire R. K. Hall desires to
inform Edenton neople that a general
inspection will begin the first of Sep
t| In view of this >nsneetion Mr. Hah
e | urges local peoDle to clean att'<*s prd
(-1 basements, pointing out especially the
11 importance of cleaning furnaces and