Volume XVII.—No. 35.
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Schools In Edenton
Ready For Opening
All Students Requested
To Meet In Auditorium
At 9 A. M.
Parents Urged to Regis
ter Those Entering
The Edenton High School will be
gin the new school year on Wednes
day morning, September 6, at 9 o’clock.
All students are asked to assemble
in the auditorium at that time for a
brief opening exercise and a concert
by the band. All parents and friends ■
of the school are invited to attend this ■
Opening day the school will dismiss
about 11:30 A. M„ and on the follow
ing two days, Thursday and Friday,
school will open at 8:25 and close at
1:05 P. M. The cafeteria will not
serve lunch on these days, but will be
ready to serve lunch on Monday, Sep
tember 11. when the school begins its
Parents are again urged to register
all children entering the first grade
for the first time this year. This
registration is scheduled for Thursday
and Friday, August 31 and Septem
ber 1, from 9 A. M., to 12 noon. Par
ents can register without having the
All music students interested in tak
ing piano lessons with Miss Clapp are
asked to register with Mrs. Travis on!
August 31 and September 1. Only a[
limited number can be accepted, thus
making early registration important, j
The Edenton High School Band, di-|
reeled by Ernest E. Gentile, will pre-j
sent the following numbers during its,
concert: “Star Spangled Banner”,;
“Echoes From a Music Festival”, bv
.T. F. Pitts, “Londonderry Air,” ar-j
ranged by E. Chenette, “Queen City”, |
by W. H. Boom, “Largo,” by Handel, j
and “Memories of Stephen Foster,” ar
ranged by G. E. Holmes.
For Edenton Band
22 Members Rehearse
According to R. N. Hines, president
of the Edenton High School Band
Association, prospects appear bright
for a successful season for the High
School Band. i
Despite vacations, hot and a long (
seige of rainy weather, 22 members of
the band were very faithful during
the summer in attending practically
all of the rehearsals.
With the opening of school next
week, many more are expected to join
Mr. Hines and other interested per
sons are delighted with the progress
made by the new band director, Er
nest Gentile, and are expecting to see
the band make rapid strides forward.
Director Os Civilian
Defense In Edenton
E. Z. Jones of Raleigh, brother of
Sgt. J. A. Jones of the Edenton Police
Department, and State director of
Civilian Defense, was a visitor in
Edenton Monday. Mr. Jones is very
much pleased with the cooperation he
is receiving throughout the State in
planning for civilian defense, saying
that he already has a sizeable group
of private plans ready to go into im
mediate service in case of an emer
Mr. Jones was very much impressed
with the start made in Edenton.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. Last week’s regular
meeting was called off due to a joint
meeting of the Windsor, Ahoskie andj
Edenton Clubs held in Windsor, so
that the president, the Rev. W. L.
Freeman, urges every member to at
tend the meeting today.
OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY
■ All town and county offices will be ,'
dosed next Monday, September 4, in
observance of Labor Day. Important :
business should, therefore, be trans
THE CHOWAN HERALD*
Korean War Does Not
Affect Vet Schooling-
According to John A. Holmes, Su
perintendent of city schools and direct
or of the accelerated veterans high,
school program in Edenton, there has!
been no change in the plans of the j
schooling for the Gl’s due to the
Korean situation. Veterans may still
enroll for courses either in the ac
celerated high school or in the ele-1
mentary adult division.
Faculty members include Peter A.
Carlton, the Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Free- j
man, and Mrs. Charles Russell. Inter
ested veterans can enroll during the
day at the High School.
Trends Indicate That
Many Will Likely Be
Hilled On Labor Day
1,100,000 Vehicles Ex
pected on Highways
Present trends indicate that 24 per
sons will be killed over the Labor Day
■ week-end, the North Carolina Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles estimated to
The prediction was based on the fact
1 1 that 21 persons were killed over the
1 1 Labor Day week-end last ' year and
y that highway fatalities are up approxi
i mately 13 per cent. The estimate was
' j made for the period from 4 P. M., Fri
-1 j day through 6 A. M., Tuesday. De
!jpartment officials expressed the hope
''that the prediction would prove too
| The Department has underway an
'I intensive campaign, similar, to the one
’! conducted over the Fourth of July
and aimed at cutting down highway
slaughter over the Labor Day holiday.
Generally, this will be the last op-
I portunity for North Carolinians to
visit the mountains and the beach
I and to witness the two pageants, “The
!Lost Colony” and “Unto These Hills.”
] During the holiday period, the High
iway Patrol will release each hour
| the total number of highway fatalities,
('injuries and accidents at that point.
The State’s three press services have
agreed to distribute the figures to
newspapers and radio stations.
Special spot announcements, aimed
at holiday drivers, have been sent to
[ radio stations of the State for use
during station breaks. Patrolmen in
many areas of the State have recorded
i spot announcements for use during
. the holiday.
11 Nearly 1,100,000 motor vehicles can
• ;be expected to be on the highways at
some time over the holiday, more than
| during any previous holiday period in
history. All leaves for patrolmen have
‘been’cancelled in anticipation of the
Theme for the Labor Day" week-end
is: Drive as you would have the oth
ed fellow drive.
Thieves Break Into j
Triangle Sunday A. M.
Early Sunday morning thieves
forced an entrance into the Triangle
Service Station and earned off ap
proximately $lO which was taken from
the cash register. Entrance was gain
ed by breaking the glass on a side
door facing Leary Bros. Warehouse.
The heavy glass was scattered about
the entrance with some falling inside
According to the police, a check was
made at the Triangle about 5 o’clock
but at that time there was no evidence
of any break-in.
Clyde Hollowell, one of the proprie
tors made a check of the place after
the robbery was discovered and esti
mated that only about $lO was miss
ing. The thieves left about 50 pennies
in the cash drawer and another cash
register was not tampered with.
This is the second time within three
days that thieves entered local busi
jness establishments, Hobowsky’s De
partment Store having been first en
tered and sls in cash stolen.
Police have no clues in either case.
BANK CLOSED MONDAY
Next Monday, Septemebr 4, being
I Labor Day, the Bank of Edenton will
be closed all day in observance of the
holiday. Patrons of the bank are '
urged to transact important business
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 31,1950.
Boy Falls Victim
To Polio Friday
William Lee Jernigan
Sent To Maryview
For the first time in many years, a
case of Infantile paralysis was report
ed in Chowan County Friday of last
|week. The victim is a 10-year-old
j Negro boy, William Lee Jernigan, son
of John Wilson and Nancy Jernigan,
who live the B. W. Evans’ Turkey
Neck farm in the Green Hall section,
j The boy complained for a few days
land when a lacal physician was con
sulted, it was decided he had infan
tile paralysis. The victim was taken
to Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth,
where arrangements had been made
j several years ago by the Chowan
County Chapter for Infantile Paralysis
, to treat any local eases,
i The Jernigans have eight other chil
' dren, but none appear to be afflicted
by the disease.
The Jernigan family is unable to
' pay for the hospitalization of the
' boy, so that the local chapter for In
fantile Paralysis guaranteed the hos
pital payment of the bills.
Oolerain Lions Sod
Edenton Plan To
Hold Join! Meeting
Two Clubs Will Meet
At Colerain Monday,
The Edenton Lions Club voted at
their Monday night’s meeting to hold
their September ilfh Vacating jointly
with the Colerain Ciub at the latter
place. A Dutch-treat chicken barbe
cue dinner will be served for the oc
casion. The Edenton Club is to pro
vide the program.
The Edenton Club also voted to dis
pense with the meeting of September
4, due to Labor Day.
i C. A. Phillips, Superintendent of
i the Edenton Cotton Mills, was induct
■ ed into the club by W. J. Taylor in
l an appropriate ceremony. Ernest
Ward, Jr., did the “honors” for the
Zone chairman West Learv gave a.
short talk concerning the newly ere
. ated districts in the State and their
, relationship to the Lions Internat
Ernest Ward. Jr., the new tail twist
, eg, re'allv went about his job in earn
est at the meeting, much to the chag
rin and financial detriment of several
members, who violated the rules in
one way or another. This always pro
vides a lot of fun for everyone, ex
cept the victim.
Draft Board AsW
To Finnish $ Mon
For Physical Exam
Group Ordered to Re
port at Raleigh Sep
Chowan County’s Draft Board has j
received orders calling for 25 regis
trants in the A-l class to report in
Raleigh on Wednesday, September fi,j
for a physical examination prior to
induction into the armed forces.
The Draft Board, of which Mrs.
Parker Helms is secretary, has sent
out a goodly number of cards to young
men who were previously classed as
A-l. The purpose of the cards is to
have the recipients notify the Draft
Board if there has been any change
in their status since they were origi
nally classified. Quite a few have ap
peared at the Draft Board office in
the Citizens Bank Building to make
changes in their status.
Stores Again Open On
Wednesday of this week terminated
the summer Wednesday half holiday
observed by Edenton concerns during
the summer months. Hereafter stores
will remain open Wednesday after
noons instead of closing at 1 o’clock.
The mid week half holiday was inau
guarated in order to allow clerks a
period for rest and recreation.
Plans For Home
Financial Plan and Con
struction Adopted At
At a meeting held last week, mem
bers of the Edward G.J3ond Post and
the Legion Auxiliary voted unani
mously to approve a plan to finance
the building of a home on the Legion
property on the waterfront. Plans were '
also presented by the building com
mittee and accepted which call for a
building 40 x 80 feet. The building
will be of cement block and will in
clude, a large assembly room, a kitch
en, lounge and modern rest rooms
for ladies and gentlemen. Plans also
: call for a six-foot cement walk next
i to the water with a four-foot cement
: walk in front. The cost of the build
ing is estimated at approximately
t The financing plan, as presented by
George Alma Byrum, calls for ineor
i poration of the Legion Home and
: selling $20,000 common stock certifi-1
■ cates and $20,000 preferred stock with j
■ the latter to bear interest at the rate I
of 4 pel- cent after a period of three j
According to the plan both common
and preferred stock will sell for $lO
a share with the common or capita!
stock being sold only to Legionnaires j
and Auxiliary members. The prefer
red stock will be sold to anyone in
terested in seeing the Legion home;
f built. * -
. W. J. Yates is chairman of the build- 1
ing committee and believes that if the
home • is realized, it will be a credit j
< not only to the Legion and Auxiliary,
but the town as well.
Nep Fires Bullet
1 mIM Fwiswing
Dispute With Wife
Jesse Croom Dies In
Chowan Hospital Mon
■ An argument resulted in the I
' death of Jesse ('mom, 38-year-old (
Negro, who died Monday morning
’ shortly before 7 o’clock in , Chowan
' I Hospital as the result of a bullet in
’ j his forehead.
‘■j According to Edenton police, Crooui j
'and his wife, Mary, had an argument;
' Sunday night at their home on East j
i Carteret Street, after which she went j
:o the home of her mother on Oakum I
I Street, (’room is said to have follow- |
' ed her and while she was in the house, i
"the fired five shots, none of which
i found their mark.
Later Croom turned the .22 rifle on j
i himself sending a bullet in the centi r
his forehead just above the eyes.
BPW Dll Stating
, Itoraue Caiunaifm
Effort Made to Check on
I Amount of Trading !
Edenton’s Business and Professional.;
j Woman’s. Club is sponsoring a rather!
j unique campaign during- the month
of September to foster home trading.
Miss Josie Ruth Carr, president of
'.the club, has requested each member
;to carry a small note book in their
purse and record each purchase made
in Edenton other than that spent for;
the nourishment of the body, which of
necessity is bought at home.
At the end of the month these books
will be checked and an announcement
made of the survey. In this way it is
hoped it will be possible to make all
club members, as well as other citi
zens, conscious of boosting their home
town business enterprises.
Many Motorists Fined
For Failing To Stop
Close to thirty motorists in Eden
ton were fined for violating the town
ordinance relating to stopping at
“stop” signs, last week. The Police
Department had issued warnings to
the public concerning same before
beginning to enforce the law.
The emphasis is on public safety
and the police are trying to impress
safety habits on those behind the
Rural Schjools In
Chowan County Will
Open Next Monday
| Reported Missing | J
GEORGE E. PRIVOTT, JR.
According to information, Pfc.
George E. Privott, Jr., has been
reported missing since July 20.
However, since the report reach
ed Edenton, Mr. and Mrs. Privott
received a letter from their son
dated August 15, raising t.he be
lief that he is a prisoner of war 1
Hopes Boosted For
| Safety of Georgs
I Privott in Korea
Letter Received After
I Reported Missing By
' Hopes of Mr. and Mrs. George E.
■ Privott about the .safety of their son,
Pfc. George K. Privott, .1 1 .. viv n
teriai'y iioest.ed Tluirsdoy of las' week
| when they received a letter frno -hint
' elated August 15.
I I On ; iie, previous Saturday Mr. and
Mrs. Privott received a telegram front.
1 the Wat' Department to the effect that
their son was reported missing in the
K uean fighting since July 20. On
rile following Tuesday they received a
fetter confirming the telegram. Then
lon Thursday they received a brief l.et-
Jt( • from their son--dated August 17.
White the letter was censond. Me
land Mrs Privott could figure out that
I their son said lie was in a place not
1 as good as Edenton, that ho was safe
laiid well and would probably h ■ Hi ■.
| until the war was over.
The fact that the letter was writes
|after he was reported missing tie
jnature of the contents of the letter
lead Mr and .Mrs. Privott. as well as
other relatives and friends, to belie .
that vnung Privott i.- a prisoner of
Bop* t?iof-s Tabor
Day Feature At
! A stock outboard motor race will he.
held at Old Shipyard Landing in EH.:a
; bath . City over the Labor Day week
end on Sunday, September 3, at 2 P.
M. This will be the last scheduled
race of the season and a large number
|of well known drivers are expected
to participate. Among the noted driv- j
nrs will be Jimmy Yeagle of Hampton.
Fletcher Parr of Suffolk, Gerald Civ
fens of Portsmouth, Carl Doeve, How-i
nrd Belli of Ocean View, Johnnie Wil- j
Hams, C. S. Staples, J. P. Forehand,,
Bob Gray of Elizabeth City, and many;
others from Virginia and North Caro-:
All boat entries will be free and,
special trophies will be awarded first,
second and third places in each class. •
Old Shipyard Landing is seven miles
north of Elizabeth City and three miles
past Camden Court House on the Pas
quotank River. The races will be un
der the direction of Frank McNaugh
ton and Russ Twiford and connected
with the Pasquotank River Yacht
MASONIC DEGREE WORK
At the meeting of Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7, A. F. & A. M., tonight, the
second degree will be conferred upon
a candidate. Hubert Williford, mas
ter of the lodge, invites all Masons
$2.00 Per Year.
I One Teacher Vacancy
I But Expected to Be
Filled In Time
Buses In Unit Inspected
And Found to Be In
Chowan County rural schools are.
scheduled to open, next Monday, Sep
According to. Superintendent- W. J.
! Taylor, all the teachers have' been se
lected, except a commercial teach'o
lin Chowan High 'School. Efforts are
being made to secui-i- this teacher a
soo.n. as possible.
Teachers for. the Chowan High
; School fare as follows;. Elementary— l
| First grade, Miss Ada Morris} second
'grade, Mrs. W. J. Nichols; third grade,
| Mrs, Marguerite B. Burch; fourth
(grade, Miss Hattie Hudgins; fifth
I grade, Miss Ella Mae Nixon; sixth
grade, Mrs. Myra li. Stuki!y; . eventh
(grade, Mrs. Frederick .1. Floyd;.
( eighth grade, Mrs. Nina li. K doit.
Teachers for tile high sch i grade
fare as follows: \V. .J. N : ds;;'Prin
cipal and Mathematics; M - - Louis'
1 Wilson*;- History and English; Jake M.
Smith. Science, and Athletic Director;
Mrs; Edna .Reaves, Vocational Hon.
Economics; E. S. White, Vocational;
Agriculture; Miss Sara Townsend,
French and English, :
If the average daily attendance is
as high this year for the first t \ ■
weeks as it was for the first tw
weeks last year, then an extra teacht i
| may be allowed. In the event this ai-
I ditinnal teacher is. allowed, efforts
are being made to secure a Pub.': •
School Music Teacher.
Teachers for ; he Rocky Hock Cen
tral School will be Mrs. Ma'lh Nix ■ .
Principal and sixth and seventh
grades; Mrs. Mae Place As • -il, third,
fourth and fifth grades; Mis. Sadie
.Morris, first and second grades.
Miss .-nra, Townsend replaces M
.Mildred IV Kramer, who resigned.
Miss Townsend is a graduate of the
University .if North Carolina in
French and English and has nine,
i years of teaching expericnct in the
Barnesviiie, Rowiaiid, Sel na and
Southport sell-."I systi m.-.
Jake- M. Smith,, replaces F. A.
Rawles, as Science ti .cln-i and Ath
letic Director. .Mi. Smith i.- a grad'
ate of Wake Forest College, and East
Carolina Teachers College, wi: -iv in
recently secured th>- M. A. Degree. IL
- conies highly lvr.rwmi-.id-d by fm—-
or principals and supei'i.nt - denis :
■ the Dunn, Tnrboro and Aheskie sch
' 1 systems, where he has worked ns
teacher and coach f"i the pas; :
There will In a i..mi'ere.-.. held f< i
all white teachers Friday io-rning.hr
10 o’clock. Septemhei 1, in in. C
' wan High School. A c.-MOr.:-. i
' all Negro te.-ui .1.- . H be li d
r . ,
ty.iturday morn.-ng !-. S
: timber 2, in the off,' f: in sap) in
Tin- teachers selected f - Net
schools are as follows:
Britts—Mrs, Annie -G. 11 ;r. I'i
' through seventh grades; :' 1 • r Hill -
Mrs. ,1,-nn- Edith !:. C. li . . fi’
. through seventh grad- Hud -a Gv
- -Thomas H. .1 ' nig n}, p '} :■( ;md
fourth through seventh grades; 51
Rosa Uowcott Joyner; fir ‘ tin-oil Iv
third grades; W.nnvns Grovi —E. 8.
Parker, principal and fourth through
(seventh grades; Mrs. Naomi B. 1 Tick's,
[first through seventh grades; Mrs.
iE. S. Parker, first through third
grades; White Oak—Wi ilium Henry
(Continued On Page Four)
j Commissioners Will
Meet On Wednesdav
, Chowan County . Commissioners, will
meet in their September meeting on
Wednesday of next week instead of
the first Monday. The change in
meeting was made due to Labor Day
falling on the first Monday,
Rantist Younjar People
In Charge Os Service
Sendees at the Edenton Baptist
Church Sunday night, September 3,
, will be conducted by the young people
i of the church.
An inspirational program has been
planned with special music featuring
i the service. The public is cordially
invited to attend the service.