Volume XVII.—No. 49.
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Pulling Places For
In Chowan County
lolls Will Be Open to
Vote From 9 A. M.
The Chowan County office of the
Production and .Marketing Administra
tion has announced the following
polling places in Chowan County for
the grower-referendum on peanut
marketing quotas to be held Thurs
t day, December 14. Edenton communi
ty will vote at Court House. Mace
donia community will vote at Grover
Gale’s store. Center Hill community
will vote at J. B. Hollowell’s store at
Small’s Cross Roads. Rocky Hock
community will at vote Henry Bunch’s
store. Ryland will vote at A. E. By
rum’s Service Station. Gliden will
vote at Lloyd Briggs’ store. Yeopim
will vote at Neal Hobbs’ store. The
polls will open at 9 A. M., and close
at 6 P. M. Any person who shared
in the 1950 crop of peanuts on a farm
on which more than one acre was har
vested is eligible to vote in the quota
The office points out that peanut
growers will be expected to vote in
person in the community in which
their farm is located.
Referendum committees of three
farmers each are being appointed for
each community polling place, J. M.
Price, Secretary of the PMA Commit
Peanut growers are again reminded
that they will decide in the referendum
if marketing quotas are to be extended
to the 1961, 1952 and 1953 peanut
crops. A favorable vote of two-thirds
of the growers who cast ballots is
necessary to approve the use of quo
tas. Growers in all the other 16 pea
nut producing states will vote on the
same day. The votes of all growers,
nation-wide, are counted to determine
the results of the referendum.
~ If quotas are approved the level
of support will be not 4saa than. 80 1
per cent or mere -than 90 per cent of
parity. If quotas are not approved
the level of price support for peanuts
will be only 50 per cent of parity as
of the beginning of the marketing
Community PMA committeemen will
be elected on the same day at the
same voting places as the peanut
referendum. The committee to be
elected in each community will con
sist of three regular members, two
alternate members sad a delegate and
alternate delegate. The duties of the
delegate and alternate delegate are
to attend the county convention to
elect the County PMA committee.
Community Committeemen and dele
gates will be elected by plurality vote.
Any farmer shall be eligible to ante
who is participating In the AOP pro
gram, or is eligible for a loan or
other price support.
This committee election is of much
importance to every farmer in Cho
wan County. These committeemen will
be malting decisions on all PMA Ag
ricultural Programs operating in the
county, which will effect every farm.
This is sufficient reason for every
farmer to go to the polling places
on Thursday, December 14 and cast
their vote for the persons they con
sider best qualified to serve on the
Parly Dec. 14th
Affair Will Take Place
At 7 P. M. In Parish
Edenton’s Rotary Club will stage its
annual Christmas pprty Thursday
night, December 14, George , Alma
Byrum, chairman of the committee,
announced at the Rotary Club’s meet
ing Thursday afternoon.
The party will be held at 7 o’clock
in the Parish House, and Mr. Byrum
stated that, although there will be no '
principal speaker, a program of en
tertainment is being arranged which
should result in a very delightful as- .
All Rotarians and Rotary Anncs are ,
urged to plan to attend the party.
Jaycees Stage Broom
Sale December 15th
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Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Com- <
| merce will sponsor a broom sale on i
Mfriday. Pecember 15 . Proceeds of the 1
Ipale will go toward the Chowan Hos- <
jjttital Auxiliary’s beautification pro- '
§g|ect, in an effort to improve the nos- <
SBptal grounds. , *
THE CHOWAN HERALD
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Official Department Os Defense Photo
BIG TIME AIRLIFTING IN KOREA—How did the U. S. Armed Forces succeed in getting so many
heavy trucks to the fighting front in Korea where ports are jammed and highways are few? The "fly
ing boxcar” solved the problem. The “boxcar,” you know, is the nickname of the big USAF C-119, a
plane that carries a 16-ton cargo and swallows a truck, whisking it in a space of minutes over
mountains and seas and puts it down close to the battle lines. Within an hour this truck, mounting
•he “boxcar’s” ramp, will carry needed supplies to Gls struggling against the enemy.
By Edenton Band
Half of Proceeds For the
Needy; Other Half
1 For Band
! The Edenton High School Band will
' stage a concert on December 14, at 8
1 P. M., in the Edenton High School
auditorium, and will use half es the
proceeds to help bring the spirit of
, Christmas to needy families, the other
half of the proceeds will be used for
’ the social activities of the band, pic
nics, parties, etc. The admission will
[ be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents
l for children.
> This will be the second concert of
I the year. The first was given on the
! opening day of school, and received
! the compliments of all in attendance.
Ernest Gentile, band director, says
that the program will consist of the
, “Star Spangled Banner.”
“Yuletide Echoes,” by G. Sanders.
[ “Victor Herbert’s Favorites: (a)
‘*Largo” by Handel and (b) “London
, derry Air, by Ed. Chenette.
i’ March, “Washington Grays,” by C.
, S. Grafulla.
, “In a Persian Market,” by A1 W.
Waltz, “Gold and Silver,” by Franz
“Memories of Stephen Foster,” by
G. E. Holmes.
•“American Patrol,” by F. W. Mea
It is hoped that a large number will
be in attendance to enjoy and see the
progress made by the children.
You are urged to purchase tickets
even though you cannot attend, thus
taking a part in a very worthy cause
undertaken by the Band children.
Officials Os County
Take Oath Os Office
Sworn In Early This
Week By Clerk of
County officers who were practical
ly elected in'the Democratic primary
election and officially elected in the
November general election took the
oath of office early this week.
Those sworn in office were:
County Representative, John F.
Sheriff, J. A. Bunch.
Clerk of Court, E. W. Spires.
Judge Recorder’s Court, Marvin P.
Prosecuting Attorney of Recorder’s
Court, Weldon A. Hollowell.
County Coroner, Hubert Williford. <
County Commissioners, W. W. By
rum, A. S. Hollowell, J. R. Peele, E.
N. Elliott and J. A. Webb.
Error In Price Os Peas
InP&Q Ad This Week,
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Attention is hereby called to a /nis- i
take appearing in the P & Q Food <
Center advertisement this week. No. (
303 cans of Green Giant Peas are ad
vertised at two cans for 29c. The t
correct price is two cans for 39 cents. 1
The error is regretted, and was dis- t
covered after the pages containing the 1
advertisement were printed. N 's
Edenton, Chowap^un^7^ortE = l)arolina > Thursday, December 7,1950. =
Two Lost Lives In
! Highway Accidents
First Nine Months
18 Persons Also Injured
i As Result of 44 Acci
i dents In County
■ Highways accidents have taken two
■ lives in Chowan County during the
' first nine, months of 1960, President
1 Coleman W. Roberts of the Carolina
Motor Club has announced on the
I basis of figures compiled by the State
' Division of Highway Safety.
In the county, 18 have been in
: jured in 44 accidents during the same
For the third quarter, ending Octo
, ber 1, 1950, there were 660 persons
[ killed and 8,701 injured as a result of
19,601 traffic accidents on the streets
and highways of North Carolina.
These totals represent an increase
of nine per cent in deaths, '27 per
cent in reported injuries and 34 per
cent in total reported traffic acci
dents over the corresponding period
' of 1949.
Traffic accidents during the same
; period of 1949 totaled 14,597 with 604
persons killed and 6,928 persons in
Os the 19,601 accidents reported for
’ the three quarters of the year, 556
were fatal, 5,433 were non-fatal, and
13,612 resulted in property damage.
Leading counties in accidents re
ported are Mecklenburg, 1,462; For
syth, 1,397; Durham, 1,243; and Guil
Interesting facts revealed by the re
Moi;e persons are killed and injured
from 25 to 34 years of age than any
other group. More commercial driv
ers are involved in all accidents than
any other occupational group. More
accidents occur on 'Saturday than any
other day—fewer occur on Tuesday.
More fatal accidents occur at speeds
of 81 to 40 miles per hour than in any
other speed raAge. More accidents
occur between rive and six o’clock in
the afternoon than any other hour of
The Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church will
meet Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock
in the annex of the church. This
meeting will be a Christmas party
and Mrs. Edward Speight, president,
urges all members to attend. Mrs.
E. L. Ward and Mrs. W. S. Spitzer
will be joint hostesses.
Mrs. Speight urges all members
to bring their coin saving cards to
For Paradise Road
A petition signed by 43 persons was
presented tp the County Commission
ers Monday requesting the State to
widen, ditch and hard surface Para- !
dise road from Edenton to Pollock
Swamp, a distance of 6% miles.
The project was approved by the
Chowan County Road Commission, so
that the Commissioners also approved
the petition and sent it to the State 1
Highway and Public Works Commis- <
Quota Os Blood In
County Asked to Donate
175 Pints Instead of
| 125 Pints
George Alma Byrum, chairman of
the Chowan County Red Cross blood
program, has been notified that the
, blood quota for Chowan County has
; bepn increased from 125 pints to 175 1
J pbjts per visit of the bloodmobile. The
t increase is due to war conditions and
; ex ;ra calls for military use, and be
s came effective December 1.
Mr. Byrum also says a stock of
bflbd is being stored for use in case
J or atomic warfare'. j
I The next visit of the bloodmobile in
. I Edenton will be early in February.
i Affair Climax to Recent |
„ Attendance Contest
i Held By Lodge
As a climax to the recent attendance
r contest held by Unanimity Lodge No.
5 7, A. F. &A. M., a barbecue dinner
1 will be served tonight (Thursday) at
7 o’clock at Ernest Lee’s case on the
The lodge was divided into two sides
with J. A. Curran one captain and
W. M. Rhoades the other, and the
contest in charge of T. B. Williford.
Mr. Curran’s side won by a landslide,
so that the losers will pay for the
* dinner tonight.
’ After the dinner the weekly meet
' ing of the lodge will be held in the
1 lodge hall.
Mrs. P. S. McMullan
New Tax Supervisor
Assumes Duties When
R. D. Dixon Becomes
With Richard D. Dixon certified by
Congressman Herbert Bonner as Eden
ton’s postmaster to succeed the late :
C. E. Kramer, Chowan County Com- 1
missioners spent some time Monday
deciding on a successor to Mr. Dixon <
as county tax supervisor.
The Commissioners agreed to ap
point Mrs. P. S. McMullan as tax su
pervisor to be effective if and when
Mr. Dixon is officially appointed post
Mrs. McMullan has had a consider
able amount of experience in the tax 1
office and the Commissioners are of ]
the opinion that, with the assist- i
ce of her husband, former tax su- t
pervisor, the tax work will be effi- s
ciently carried on. Mr. Dixon will <
of course, serve until he takes over
his duties at the post office. I
Due to New Year’s day falling on
Monday, the January meeting of the s
Chowan County 'Commissioners will 1
be held Wednesday, January 3. This \
decision was made at the Commis- <
sioners’ meeting Monday. *1
Santa f^ |C .Vill
Arrive In Edenton
Again this year St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church will sponsor the
Empty Stocking Fund, and dona
tions are now being received. The
purpose is to secure toys, clothes
or money to purchase presents for
needy families in the community
of any denomination.
Any contribution will be greatly
appreciated and may be sent to
Miss Sara Wood, 106 West King
Held Thursday At
Rocky Hock School
Extension Workers Ex
tend Thanks For Fine
The seventh annual Chowan County
4-H Club Achievement Day was held
Thursday, November 30, at the Rocky
, Hock School auditorium. Approxi
■ mately 100 Chowan people attended
‘ the exercises. Thistincluded 4-H club
: members, their parents, brothers, and
\ sisters, and friends. There were a
'jgreat many exhibits on display which
!, came from project work carried on by
individual club members. Boys had
such exhibits as com, peanuts, garden,
record books, and eggs. Girls had the
f following on exhibit from their pro
■ ject work: biscuits, cakes, pies, can
jdies, corn bread, canned foods, needle
t work and crafts, skirts, and record
books. t j
Prizes were given for the best in
dividual exhibits as well as for the
best club exhibits. Each individual
club member placed his exhibit on a
[table with all other exhibits from his
| particular club, and the club exhibit
was judged in competition with other
.! The Chowan Bth and 9th grade 4-H
'[club won first prize for the best
senior club exhibit, while the Rocky
Hock club won first prize for the
best junior club exhibit. The winning
senior club was awarded a handsome
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; Shoot Dec. 16th
; Added Feature Will Be
Shoot for Saddle
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Com
merce will sponsor a turkey shoot
Saturday, December 16, with starting
time scheduled to be 8 o’clock in the
morning and continue until the tur
keys are gone.
The main feature of the shoot will
be for a saddle horse, which will take
place at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon.
The shoot will be held at the golf
driving range directly across the high
way from the Colonial Motor Court on
Tickets are now on sale for the
shoot and may be purchased from any
The Jaycees also are sponsoring a
scrap paper drive and collect paper
every Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
They ask that all scrap paper be plac
ed on front porches where it can eas
ily be seen.
Rejects Two Roads
The 'State Highway and Public
Works Commission has rejected two
petitions to take over roads in Cho
wan County. The two requests were
the Montrose and Fishing Lane road
and the road leading from the Para
dise road to the home of H. T. Hobbs.
Fire Chief R. K. Hall
Issues Fire Warning
'Fire Chief R. K. Hall this week is-’
sued a warning in order to prevent
fires during the holidays. Mr. Hall
urges that no candles be used on
Christmas trees, and that electric
lights be used instead.
$2,00 Per Year
Big Parade Will Be Held
In Business Section
Delightful Party Sched
uled to Be Held at
Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive
in Edenton Friday afternoon and will
| land from a plane in from of the
Court House at 3:30 o’clock. From
there he will head a parade through
the business section and proceed to
the baseball park, where a Christmas
party will be held.
All children and their parents are
urged to take seats in the grandstand
until after the program, at which time
Santa will give gifts to the young
sters. Reservation will be made for
[ colored children.
Those taking part in the parade are
requested to gather on Court Street
1 opposite the Green, while floats are
to gather on Water Street.
This year’s Christmas party is
sponsored by the Edenton Business
and Professional Women’s Club, and
■ in connection with the party a song
1 contest is being held. In various
■ store windows a suggestion represents
■ a popular song title, and a prize will
1, be given to the person who guesses
. the most correct song titles.
h .Merchants who are participating in
1 the song title contest are:
[i’ Chestnutt Cleaners, Vail’s, Harrell
Gas Co., Herald Office, M & M Furni
; ture Co., Haywood Jones, Halsey Feed
[ & Seed Store, Ralph E. Parrish, C. B.
1 Mooney & Son, Thrif-T Gas Co.,
| Davenport Grocery, P & Q Food Cen
ter, Leggett' & Davis Drug Store,
j'Badham’s, Rose’s, Tots & Teens,
.Preston’s, Elliott’s, Malone’s, Hughes
land Holton, Mitchener’s, Forehand’s,
' Belk’s, Habit’s Grocery, Bell’s, ABC
| Store, Korner Kupboard, Colonial
Stores, Western Auto Store, Campen’s
\ Jewelry, The Betty Shoppe, Edenton
' Furniture Store, Cuthrell’s, Quinn
'Furniture Co., Hobowsky’s, Byrum’s
| Hardware Co., L. Harrell, Albemarle
'Cafe, Joseph Hewes Hotel, Jenkins’
Motor Co., Elliott Cleaners, Chowan
' Motor Co., Lula White’s Flower Shop,
B. B. H. Motor Co., Little Triangle,
Layton’s Florist, Evans’ Self Service,
Dail’s Grocery, Triangle Restaurant,
Albemarle Motor Co., Anita’s Mil
linery, Edenton Building Loan Asso
More Insurance On
1 County Buildings
Court House Policy
Chowan County Commissioners at
, their meeting on Monday read and
considered the recent report of the
Grand Jury, especially pointing out
the reference to a former recommen
dation that the sheriff’s salary be in
creased. After County Attorney J. N.
Pruden was asked to look up the law
relating to the Sheriff’s salary in
Chowan County, it was learned that
he is paid a salary ns required.
The Commissioners also reviewed
fire insurance pol'cies on county pro
perty and came to the conclusion that
fire insurance carried was not ade
quate. They, therefore, decided to in
crease the amount on the Court House
and County Home and also take out
a policy on the jail.
Heretofore the Court House was in
sured for $45,000, so that $30,000
more was added bringing the insurance
to $75,000. A policy for $5,000 was
taken on the jail and $3,000 more on
the County Home, on which $3,750
had been carried.
Rev. Wm. L. Freeman
On Destroyer Atlantic
Lieut. William L. Freeman, former
pastor Os the Edenton Methodist
Church has been ordered to report to
the commander of the destroyer At
lantic. Mr. Freeman is Chaplain on
the destroyer. He received his Bache
lor of Arts degree from Ashbv Col
lege and his Bachelor of Divinitv de
gree from Duke University. He was
ordained by Bishop C. Purcell in June,