The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Burflap anu Hector Luoton, at 428-425 South
Broad Stre It, Eden too, N. C.
J. EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor
HECTOR LUPTON Advertising Manager
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Entered as second-class master August 80,
1984, at the Post Office at Edenton, North Caro
lina, under the act of March 8,1879.
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respect, etc., wiH be charged for at tegular
advertising rates. . . .
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1950
Whatever project any organization in Edenton has
sponsored in the past, The Herald doubts very much if
any is more commendable and worthwhile than the an
nual Hallowe’en .party sponsored ,by the Edenton Junior
Woman’s Club. The party each year becomes more
popular and more and more children join in having a
It is estimated that close to 1,500 youngsters joined
in the parade and festivities at Hicks Field Tuesday
night, where they all apparently had a wonderful time.
Not only the children, but many parents and adult
friends also enjoy the celebration.
Time was when Edenton citizens generally regretted
to see Hallowe’en roll around, for it meant many acts
of deviltry, and in many cases downright damage to
property as 'boys and girls went about town to play
pranks on anybody in their path. This form of Hal
lowe’en celebration has practically passed from the
scene in Edenton and in its place boys and girls don all
kinds of costumes, march to Hicks Field, where they are
treated to free refreshments, as well as other forms of
To be sure, a great deal of hard work and sacrifice is
required on the part of the ladies and those who help
them, but when one witnesses a celebration such as was
staged Tuesday night, this effort and hard work should
be well repaid by seeing a large group of happy boys
and girls laughing, rollicking and having a good time in
general, and at the same times places therfi in an environ
ment which eliminates the temptation to ramble about
town to torment folks and in many cases cause incon
venience and damage.
The annual Hallowe’en party is a very worthwhile
project and The Herald hopes it will continue for many
years to come.
Vandals At Work
Attention of the writer has been called to a piece of
downright vandalism at the James Iredell property on
East Church Street. Back of the Iredell home several
young pecan trees have been practically ruined by some
body who apparently purposely broke the main branches
in order to secure pecans, not yet ripe, or for downright
Members of the Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the
DAR, who purchased the property, have gone a long way
to improve the appearance, so that it is now a place of
beauty. The ladies are keenly interested in enhancing
the beauty of the historic shrine and for somebody to
purposely daimage the young pecan trees is equivalent to
stabbing them in the back.
At this season of the year when pecans on the town’s
trees are nearing the maturity stage, there are some
people who annually take it upon themselves Jo gather
as many of the pecans as possible. To secure these nuts,
thqre are those who have no regard whatever about the
care of trees. To break a 'beautiful limb means nothing
to them so long as they can get a few nuts.
Practically all of the pecan trees along our streets be
long to the town, and nobody has any right to damage
any tree in order to gather the nuts. In fact, a town
ordinance was passed some years ago in order to protect
these trees from damage. On the books wjll be found
Trees and Shrubbery—lt shall be unlawful for any
person to climb or throw sticks, or missiles in pecan
trees or in any manner daimage any tree or shrubbery.
Fine of $50.00 or 30 days in jail
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THE OHOWAN HERALD EDENTON, N. C., TOURSDAY^NOVBj^^^^^
IHeard & Seen!
• By “Buff”
Roger Scheifer, one of Edenton's Boy Scouts is in
quite a dilelmma. He wanted to buy Johnnie Goodwin’s
Boy Scout knapsack, but Johnnie didn’t want to sell it.
Hoiwever, he loaned it to Roger to go on a trip last
week. The knapsack was placed in the back of Sid
Oampen’s car and on the way home from Bandon fell
out of the car. All efforts to find the thing have fhiled
and it’s hard to tell which regrets it moat,. Roger or
Johnnie. Anyway, if anybody has found the knapsack,
with Johnnie’s initials on it, and a lot of Roger’s clothes,
both guys will be happy if it is returned.
It looks as though the square dance season is here.
The Red Men sponsored a dance Saturday night in the
armory and are now planning to hold another dance. The
Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Thanksgiving
square dance in the armory on Tuesday, November 21.
Then out at Eason’s Place at Small’s Cross Roads a
square dance is held every Saturday night, with music
furnished by the Rocky Hock Plow Boys. Figures are
called by Pruden Forehand and I understand a lot of
people have a lot of fun at every dance.
(Here’s one who thoroughly enjoyed the Junior Woman’s
Club’s Halloween party Tuesday night. In fact, I don’t
see where all the kids came from. As one lady remarked,
“With so many kids in Edenton, there should be very
little income tax paid.
Then take Gashouse Parker, who worked like a Trojan
to get the park in shape. To see the kids have such a
good time, he said, was just as much pleasure to him as
to hit a home run with the bases loaded when the Co
lonials needed a couple of runs to win a baseball game.
Many a thought is born while a person is sipping a cup
of coffee, so the other might as a fellow seemed to be
in a trance while drinking coffee, a waiter in a local
restaurant asked, “What are you thinking so seriously
about?” The fellow replied, “I’m thinking how to make
a living without working.” The waiter promptly re
plied. “Well, I can’t give you any advice at all.” A
lot of us would like very much to do the same thing, eh
Christmas isn’t so far away and little Bobby Powell
doesn’t want to be forgotten. Date last week I received <
a letter from him addressed “Santa Claus, North Pole.”
Bobby asked for two guns, a bow and arrow with a tar
get and a black holster. He also asked for an electric
train, so Santa will not have to bother much about what 1
to bring Bobby. It will not be long now before the Christ
mas spirit begins to take hold.
Carroll Boyce, who lives in Norfolk now, became a
daddy on Monday of last week. He drops in occasionally
and here’s a reminder for him to fill up his pockets
with cigars when he makes his next trip to Ederiton..
Grandma Mrs. Ethel Botfce is happy over the fact of bJK
ing grandmother again, but she’r not passing out cigars?
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Speaking about Christmas, payments in the Bank dff
Edenton’s Christmas Clubs will end next Monday. j(o
more payments in the 1950 Clubs will be accepted after
that date, so if you want thd full amount of what you
expected when you started, better chase to the bartk
and pay up pronto. *
Chowan County’s Skeet Club is planning a big turkey
shoot at its range on Thursday, November 16, when a
truck load of turkeys and a few hams will go to good
shooters. The shoot will differ with playing golf, for
targets will be shot at and the proof of marksmanship
will he registered on the card. Playing golf, a guy has
to take the word of the other guy—and, oh brother, how
some scores would change were they registered as the
strokes are made.
I was in a pickle Friday night when I went to Ra
leigh to see the Masonic and Methodist Orphanages play
their annual football game. I’m interested in both orphan
ages, so I didn’t know which team to root for. The Metho
dists easily won the game, and to see the boys play
should make everybody have a warm feeling in their
hearts for the work done by orphanages.
Masons Treated To j
Oyster Roast Tonight
Affair WMFollow Reg- 1
ular Meeting Starting
At 7:30 O’clock
A treat is in store for local Masons ,
tonight (Thursday) when an oyster'
roast will be held at the Halsey Hard- '
wood Company. The regular meet- '
ing will start in the lodge room at '
7:30 o’clock instead of 8, when Robert j
Peigh, grand senior deacon of the J
Grand Dodge of Masons, will make a
brief address. C, F. Seifert, recorder j
of Sudan Temple, will also make a few (
Immediately after the meeting the
group will adjourn to the Halsey i
Hardwood Company, where steamed ]
oysters will be served. The program <
was arranged by H. A. Campen, who ]
is program chairman during the cur
rent attendance content, which is at
tracting a large number of Masons at
the weekly meetings.
Os Bees In Chowan
Most Colonies Found to
Be In Good (Shape
Beekeeping demonstrations were
visited last week by County Agent C.
W. Overman and Mr. Stephen, Ex
tension beekeeper. In general, most
colonies were found to be of mediun)
to good strength with an ample food
supply for wintering. Several colon
ies were found to be weakening and
the food supply inadequate to carry
them through the winter.
It is most important that every bee
keeper examine his colony now and
determine whether they have ample
food stored for the winter. A colony
should have at least one broad cham
ber and one extra shallow super fill
ed with honey to carry them through,
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otherwise the weaker should be fed
from one to two gallons of sugar
syrup within the next 30 days. These
weaker colonies mould be examined
monthly on warm days during the
winter season to see that they have
ainple food and when the food runs
low fed additional syrup.
Harrell Gas & Coal Co.
Relieved Os Money
Thieves or a thief sometime during
Thursday night broke into a rear win
dow of The'Herald office and pro
ceeded to the door of the Harrell Gas
ft Coal Company, where a quantity
of money was stolen from a desk
drawer. The guilty party was evident
ly well acquainted with both places
of business for in each case a small
hook on the Herald window and the
door to the Harrell Gas ft Coal Com
pany were pulled out.
Nothing was disturbed in The Her
ald office and only the money at the
Harrell Gas ft Coal Company was
taken. No clues were left, so that
no arrests have yet been made.
WIDER BOTTLE COLLAR
Ifoeafmihite VjSgjjl •
THE SETTER BLEACH WITH NO
Rev. R. N. Carroll Due
To Return This Week
The Rev. R. N. Carroll, pastor of
the Baptist Church, is scheduled to
return this week-end from his vaca
tion in Tennessee, where he and Mrs.
Carroll have spent the past three
weeks. He will preach both services
The public is cordially invited to
the regular schedule of services for
the week: (Sunday School at 9:45
Sunday morning; morning worship
service at 11 o’clock; Training Union,
at 6J15 each Sunday night; evening
worship service at 7:30; mid-week
prayer service ait 7:30 each Wednes
day night; Bible study hour at 7:80
each Friday night