Volume XVH—No. 36.
‘ Gridiron Season
For Edenton Aces
Opens Sept 15th
Coach Thompson’s Inex
perienced Boys Face
With practice sessions being held
for two weeks, Coach George Thomp
son is gradually whipping the Eden
ton-Aces into shape for the first foot
ball game of the season, -which is
\ scheduled to be played on Hicks Field
Friday night, September 15. The Aces
will face the Greenville High School
for the opening of the gridiron season.
Coach Thompson has about 28 can
didates out for berths on this year’s
I team, but with the opening of school
| a few more may report for practice.
Twelve veterans of last year’s team
are missing from the squad this year,
«o that there are many newcomers
trying for the various positions. Mr.
Thompson says he is unable to pre
dict how many games his boys will
win or lose but he feels certain they
will furnish interesting games. Most
of the boys are rookies and show up
well in practice. It is Mr. Thomp
son’s belief that if this group of
inexperienced boys can perform under
pressure, the Aces will develop into
a winning combination. They are
showing a very good spirit and, Mr.
Thompson says, are further advanced
at this time than was the squad last
The Aces face a hard schedule this
year, during which they will meet
Greenville, Elizabeth City, William
ston, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids,
Tarboro, Hertford, Washington, Co
lumbia, Kinston and Ahoskie. Most
of these outfits have last year’s vet
erans in the. lineups, so that both Mr.
• y Thompson and Assistant Coach Ben
Perry, expect the Aces to have hard
sledding. Both, however, are optimis
tic and believe that in the newcomers
they will be able to develop some out
t standing players.
The coaches have only s£ven juet
erans of last year’s team around
which to build this year’s gridiron ma
chine. Heading up the list of candi
dates for this season’s squad are Mack
Privott. Earl Minshew, Donald Bat
ton, Charlie Morgan, Erie Haste, Bob
by Bunch, Gene Taylor, Charlie Daven- 1
port, A1 Owens, Billy Bond, Robert |
Twiddy, Sherwood Chesson, Marvin
White, Lyn Boswell, Burton Harrison,'
Frank Hughes, Hawk Crummey, Carl
ton Jackson, Jasper Holmes, Duck
Griffin and Carroll Copeland.
Two to the squad also
are Bob Mullins and Buddy Cannady,
from whom the coaches are predict
ing outstanding performance. Can
nady transferred to Edenton from
Manteo and will be ,coached for a
Mullins was recently discharged
from the service. He, too, is a tail
back candidate and will be called upon
to do much of the passing and kick
The schedule for the Aces is as fol
September 15—Greenville at home.
September 22—Elizabeth City away.
September 29—Williamston at home.
October 6 —New Bern away.
October 13 —Roanoke Rapids away.
October 20—Tarboro at home.
October 27—‘Hertford away.
• November 3—Washington at home.
November 10 —Columbia at home.
November 17—Kinston away.
November 24—Ahoskie at home.
At Methodist Church
At the morning service at the Meth
odist Church next Sunday the fourth
-quarterly conference will be held.
Present for the conference will be the
district superintendent, the Rev. J.
Herbert Miller, who will preach the
sermon for the morning.
Immediately after service Mr. Mil
ler will preside over the conference,
when reports from the various or
ganizations of the church will be pre
I Rotary Club Will Hold
Business Session Today
At she meeting of the Edenton
I, Rotary Club today (Thursday) at 1
o’clock in the Parish House, the usual
u. program period will be devoted to a
business session. The president, the
Rev. W. L. Freeman, has several items
K/k of business which must be attended
to, so that he urges all Rotarians to
RETURNS TO RALEIGH
P'l Lehman R. Ward returned to Ra
fe ’ leigh Monday, where he will resume
| big studies at Hardbarger’s Business
>■ School. Mr. Ward spent the past two
K weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
■ m R. S. Ward, near Ryland.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
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11. S. NAVY TASK FORCE ENROUTE TO KOREA—View from the deck of one of Admiral James
H. Doyle’s ships showing practice in laying a smoke screen in making first amphibious landing.
For Hew Peanut
Os Senate Approves
Local peanut farmers will be inter
ested to know that the Senate Agri
culture Committee on Tuesday approv
ed a new peanut acreage quota, which
measure will permit different acreage
quotas for different varieties of pea
nuts, with the prospect that it will
result in bigger plantings of Virginia
and Carolina jumbo varieties.
The law now provides for a single
over-all acreage quota for all varie
ties of peanuts, whiie the proposed
new bill will separate Virginia and
Valencia type peanuts from other
types in making acreage allotments.
Growers of Virginia and Carolina
jumbo peanuts contend they are pena-j
.lized in acreage allotments under the
'price support program by large sur
pluses of other types. Their own
1 crops, they argue, are not being over
The bill would divide peanut plant
-1 ings into three groups—Virginia-Caro
lin, runner and Spanish. Under the
terms 'of the bill it will be possible
to fix one acreage quota for the Vir
ginia-Carolina varieties, and different
quotas for the other two. Quota?
would be fixed after referendum of the
Virginia and North Carolina Sena
tors promise to make every effort to
get the bill brought up for Senate con
sideration before Congress recesses.
The committee, however, pigeon
holed a hotly-debated bill to revise
the cotton acreage quota system and
backers of the proposal say they doubt
if there is any chance to get the
measure passed before Congress ad
The cotton bill would have au
thorized the Secretary of Agriculture
to fix cotton acreage quotas for the
1951 and 1952 crops. The measure
would have provided that plantings
in excess of the quotas would not be
counted in computing future acreage
The existing law authorizes the
fixing of quotas when production
reaches a level of 30 per cent higher
than the demand.
Labor Day Quietly
Observed In Edenton
With practically every business
house closed in observance of Labor
Day, the holiday was very quietly
observed in Edenton.
Police report only one accident, a
small boy being hit by a transient
vehicle. The break-in at the Chowan
ABC provided the most excitement,
with police reporting only a few ar
rests for minor offenses.
Electric Current Cut Off
Several Hours Monday
Consumers of electricity were great
ly handicapped Monday when the cur
rent was cut off about 3 o’clock and
was not turned on again until shortly
before dusk. The local theatre was
unable to show the afternoon picture,
manv who have electric refrigerating
outfits became alarmed, and other in
The trouble was caused by one of
the main lines being 1 down near Win
"Edenton, Chowan County,,North Carolina, Thursday, September 7,1950.
Chowan ABC Store
Broken Into And
Five Pints Stolen
George Trueblood Being
Held In Chowan Jail
No little excitement started the La
bor Day holiday Monday when it was
learned that during the early hours
of the morning somebody had broken
into the Chowan County ABC store
on the corner of Broad and Queen
streets. It was not long until a large
crowd gathered in front of the store.
Entrance was gained by breaking
the heavy glass door ' fronting on
Broad Street. Police say that they
placed a sign on a post in front of
the store at 4 o’clock in the morning
and at that time the robbery had not
Officials of the store were called;
and after an inventory of the stock it
was learned that only five pints of in- j
expensive whiskey was missing. This
| was taken from the shelves in front
of the store. Glass was scattered
about the floor, as well as traces of
blood, which was, no doubt, caused by
cuts while crawling through the win
dow. Small pieces of soft wood were
also found, leading to the belief that
the glass was broken by a stick of
old wood to reduce the sound.
During the afternoon police arrested
George Trueblood as a suspect and
placed him in jail charged with the
robbery. He will be given a hearing
before Judge Marvin Wilson in Re
corder’s Court Friday morning.
The break-in is the fifth to occur
in Edenton within 10 days.
Mrs. Chas. Conger
Dies Very Suddenly
Victim of Heart Attack
While Visiting In
Mrs. Edna Shepherd Conger, wife of
Charles G. Conger, died at the Albe
marle Hospital in Elizabeth City Tues
day afternoon. She was a resident
of Decatur, Ga., and suffered a heart
attack while she was visiting Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Conger.
* A native of Clifton Fords, Va., de
ceased was a daughter of the late
William N. and Emma Hite Shep
The body will leave the Toxey Ber
ry and Lynch Funeral Home in Eliza
beth City at 2 o’clock this (Thursday)
afternoon for St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, where funeral services will
be conducted at 3 o’clock by the rec
tor, the Rev. Harold W. Gilmer.
Interment will be made in Beaver
Masonic Lodge Starts
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will hold its weekly meeting
tonight (Thursday) in the Court
House, at 8 o’clock.
At this meeting an attendance con
test will begin with J. A Curran and
W. M. Rhoades as captains of the two
sides, which is expected to greatly
increase attendance. Both captains
are contacting members on their side,
and every Mason is urged to extend.
An interesting program in connec
tion with the meeting will be print
ed by Dr. W. S. Griffin. N.
24 Chowan Men
Leave For Raleigh
it For Physical Exams
; Those Who Pass Will Be
Eligible to Be Drafted
Twenty-four young Chowan County
! men, who were included in the 1-A
> class of selective service, left Edenton
t Wednesday for Raleigh to undergo
! physical examinations prior to being .
l drafted for the armed services.
i Those who pass the physical exami
nation , will receive notice from the j
; Draft Board regarding their future
i draft status. This group was called,
' for the examination in order for the
' county to be prepared to send a quota
r for .service whOT called upon.
> It’ is very for registrants .
to contact ti|t Draft Board of any
|. change in hi? draft status, and this
; information must be in writing.
| The Defense Department has order- '
‘j ed Selective Service to provide 70,-
‘ 000 draftees in November for the! (
l Army’s stepped-up program. While j
20,000 larger than in September and ;
r October calls of 50,000 men each, of
■ ficials said the quota will not force
: any immediate tightening of defer
; ments for married men and veterans.
■ The November inductees will be
drown largely from 22-year-old regis
l trants and will bring to 170,000 the
l number of inductees called since the
i Communists invaded South Korea.
; Together with draftees, the Army,
- has called up 119,000 unorganized re- |
serves, four National Guard divisions,!
r two regimental guard combat teams
! and an unspecified number of organ- 1
j ized reserves and National Guard
j Units of less than divisional strength.
| Upon receiving the Army’s call, nat
ional draft headquarters immediately
began breaking it down into state
1 quotas. The states, in turn, will figure
out the quotas for local draft boards.
Selective Service now has a pool of
1,000,000 potential 1-A’s but it is es
“ timated not more than 400,000 will be
available due to deferments and phy
. Colerain And Edenton
Lions Clubs Will Meet
; Jointly Monday Night
j Next Monday night, September 11,
the Edenton and Colerain Lions Clubs
will hold a joint meeting in Colerain,
when a barbecue chicken dinner will
! feature the meeting. The Edenton club
sponsored the Colerain club, so that
President Leroy Haskett of the local
' club, urges every member to attend
' the meeting.
1 Due to the Labor Day holiday, the
l Edenton Club held no meeting Mon
-1 day night.
. Methodists Resume
Sunday Night Services
Announcement was made Sunday by
the Rev. W. L. Freeman, pastor of
i the Methodist Church, that Sunday.
night services will be resumed next]
: Sunday at 7:30 iP. M. The Sunday j
j evening services were called off dur
: ing the summer months.
j Hall And Yates At
Firemen’s Convention |
r . ‘Fire Chief R. K. Hall and Assistant
i Chief Jordan Yates left early Tuesday
, morning for Hendersonville, N. C.,
where they are attending the annual
■ convention of the State Firemen’s (
Association. They expect to return,
kpm Friday. •
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Fired For Sj^-^ing
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Money I Tom Meters
Farmers In Chowan
Interest In Pastures
Group Now Has Soil
and Water Conserva
Soil conservation farmers of Cho
wan County are now exhibiting much
interest in pastures. Some are mak
ing inquiries as to how and when to
fertilize the old pasture which was
seeded last year or the year before.]
Others are eagerly endeavoring to getj
started with new pastures. Some of
I these farmers want pastures for hogs,,
some want them for cattle and a few
others want them for both hogs and
cattle. Whether new or old or wheth
er for hogs or for cattle, “pastures”
i$ the current item of interest.
Among others the following farm
ers, who have soil and water conserva
tion farm plans, are working toward
getting in their pastures: W. D. El
liott, E. N. Elliott, R. E. Forehand, A.
L. Hollowell, Ralph K. Hollowell, G.
O. Chappell, A. H. Copeland, J. W.
Forehand, A. E. Byrum, Ernest
Boyce, A. V. Asbell, E. L. Brinkley,
C. W. Ward, E. G. Blanchard, E. E.
Privott, W. H. Winbome, George W.
Bunch,-Sr., A. M. Forehand, Mrs. J.
C. Byrum, G. T. King, Fred A. White,
IC. F. Chappell, R. H. Hollowell, Ray
Hollowell, Linwood Davenport, Leroy
Boyce, J. Bertram Hollowell, Ray
Boyce, J. I. Boyce, Ralph Goodwin,
Carlton W. Goodwin, Carter Bright
White, J. Elton Jordan, Preston
Monds, Lewis Monds, B. P. Monds,
George W. White, Clyde Bunch, Wil
liam C. Bunch, Percy Smith, W. P.
Jones, W. T. Forehand, W. S. Bass,'
Gilbert Harrell, Curtis Forehand, "Wil- ]
liam S. Jordan, Frank V. White, Noah ■
I Goodwin, Gus Spruill, W. B. White,
!W. W. Byrum, Lloyd C. Bunch, J. W. j
Goodwin, Louis Goodwin, David Good- j
win, Sidney White, R. C. Holland, E. j
L. Ward, Charles T. Griffin, Gilliam j
Wood, John N. Bunch, Roy Bunch,'
Wesley Chesson, Worth Hare, Joe A.'
Webb, Jr., William B. Shepard, C. W.|
Parker, J. D. Swindell, Mrs. Cabell
Fletcher, T. J. Hoskins and Joe Wills.]
Some of these farmers will im-j
prove old pastures by carrying out
I recommended fertilization practices,
jas listed in their farm plans. Mostj
|of the farmers listed above will put,
lin new pastures—some seeding pas-!
'ture for the first time while others,
will be expanding pasture acreages.
They are being assisted in their pas- 1
ture efforts by technicians of the.
Soil Conservation Service. George
Conner, Jr., Soil Conservation Aid has
helped them with their soil sample
analysis and the liming and fertiliza
According to R. C. Jordan, Soil
Conservationist of Chowan County,
almost 100% of these pastures will
be Ladino-grass pastures. As a mat
ter of land-use and of crop adaptation,
Kentucky 31 Fescue grass will be used
on the low, wet, or sloping and erod
ing areas while orchard grass will be
i used on the well drained areas. La
dino clover grows well with either
grass, says Mr. Jordan.
Weather conditions permitting, most
of these farmers plan to seed their
pastures between now and October
15, 1950. In so doing they will make
1 their contribution to North Carolina’s
“Green Pastures” program by several
Miss Carolyn Elliott
Accepts Position At
Miss Carolyn Elliott, daughter of,
Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Elliott, left last!
week for Fayetteville, where she has
accepted a position with the St. James
IMiss Elliott will serve as director
of religious education. She is a gradu
late of Flora Mac Donald College of,
Red Springs, N. C., where she majored
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
; Mrs. L. A. Proctor has returned
to her home near Hertford, after
undergoing a major operation in the
Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.
Mrs. Proctor is a sister of Mrs. Emma
( Perkins and Mrs. L. W. Stallings,
'who visited her several times while
I she was hospitalized. !
, $2.00 Per Year.
C. J. Phelps Caught In
Act In Early Morn
E. R. Tolley Succeeds
Discharged Officer on
ft. J. Phelps, a member of the Eden
ton police force for two years, was
asked to surrender his badge and gun
by Chief George I. Dail at about 3:30
o’clock Thursday morning of last
week. Just a few minutes before,
Phelps was caught breaking into park
ling meters and taking out money,
j Phelps was watched for some time
when the suspicion arose that money
, was being taken from parking meters.
A warrant was issued for Phelps’
arrest charging him with stealing
money from the meters and entering
the Albemarle Restaurant, where
police say he stole food. He was re
leased on bond furnished by J. P. Par
tin, and is scheduled to be given a
preliminary hearing before Judge Mar
vin Wilson in Chowan Recorder’s
Court Friday morning.
Phelps is succeeded on the police
force by E. R. Tolley, who was a
member for four years before he re
signed several years ago to accept
the position as Chief of Police at Sel
ma. He resigned that position several
months ago, since when he has been
driving trucks for various concerns.
Urgent Need For
Pine Cones Pointed
Out By F. V. White
$1.50 to $2.00 Per Bushel
i Will Be Paid, Says
I F. V. White, Chowan County Forest
j Warden, is appealing to the people
of Chowan County to help collect
| pine cones this fall for the purpose of
i supplying the Forest Service Nursery
' with pine seed. Mr. White said the
State will pay $1.50 to $2.00 a bushel
I for these cones, depending on the
! amount an individual gathers.
I Mr. White said anyone wishing to
help in this project should call him
jat night, telephone 296-W-3, so that
I he can explain just what type of cones
There are inly about three weeks
that the cones are ready for gather
ing, the last week in September, and
the first two weeks in October.
Mr. White will furnish containers
and pick up the cones at each resi
! dence when notified.
Meeting Tuesday Night
Robert L. Pratt, commander of
Edward G. Bond Pots, American Leg
ion, calls attention to an important
meeting of the Post next Tuesday
night in the Court House at 8 o’clock.
At this meeting the forthcoming coun
ty fair and Legion home will be con
sidered, so that all Legionnaires are
especially urged to attend.
Town Receives Check
For Utilities Tax
Mayor Leroy Haskett this week re
ceived a check in the amount of $311.-
67 which represents the distribution
made to the municipality in way of
Under the provisions of amendments
to Section 2 of Chapter 392 of the
session laws of the 1949 Legistlature
of North Carolina, a distribution is
made of three-fourths of one per cent
of the six per cent gross receipts fran
chise tax collected for' the quarter
ending June 30, 1950, on electric, gas,
bus and telephone companies operating
within the municipality.
VESTRY MEETS SUNDAF
I On Sunday night at 8 o’clock the
• September meeting of the Vestry of
i St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be
. held at the Church.
The rector, the Rev. Harold W.
, Gilmer, says some important matters
i must be considered so that every ves
tryman is especially urged to attend.