Volume XVII.—No. 52.
Student Night MB
At Baptist Church
College Students Home
For Holidays Will Be
Sunday night will be Students’
Night at the Baptist Church. Various
members of the church who are now
attending college will take part in
the service. Plans are being made
. to have as many North Carolina
| schools represented in the program as
f ' it is possible to do so. It is also very
I" likely .that some of the schools out-
I side our State will also be represented.
The program will be presented at
the regular worship hour Sunday
j night at 7:30 o’clock. Arrangements
and order of the service will be under
the direction of Davey Lee Ward,
Wake Forest Student, and a very in
teresting, helpful and unique program
is promised. The entire service will be
carried out by these college Students
and most of them have been directly
associated with the B. S. U. organi
zations of the various schools repre
Methodists Join In
Prayers For Peace
Special Prayers Will Be
Offered Sunday, De
Local Methodists will join Sunday,
December 31, with tile denomination's
nearly nine million memlbers in a nat
d ional mid-century prayer for peace, it
is announced by the Rev. E. B. Ed
wards, pastor of the Methodist Church.
He said th« call to special prayer
. was sounded by the Methodist CoUn
oil of Bishops and the chtirch’s Gen
. era! Board of Evangelism in view of
the' “exceptionally grave condition of
the worid today.” j
In a letter to pastors of 42,000 Meth-1
odist Churches, the board urged every
congregation to units in a “chain of
prayer on Mid-Century Sunday, be- ]
seeching God’s guidance in converting l
a world crisis to a just and lasting
The letter to pastors, stressing in
dividual and group participation, stem
med from the following call by Metho- •
"With a sense of deep urgency we
call our fellow Methodists and all oth
ers who will to join us in special
“Let us pray daily for the leaders of
our country and of the United Na
tions, th<it God will give them wis
dom and courtage to seek and to do
“Left us pray for all who are under
the shadow of war; for those who do
battle for us . . . the homeless, the
hungry, the children. Let us pray for
our enemies that God may lead them
in the Way of righteousness and
Firemen Thanked For
Many Christmas Toys
Enough Toys Furnished
To Give Gifts to 25
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, who this year again sponsored
the Stocking Fiind are very well
pleased with the response on the part
o of Edenton people* Especially do they
Want to thank Fire Chief R. K. Hall
and members of the Fire Department,
who contributed enough toys for 25
These toys were beautifully painted,
repaired and put in first class shape,
so that in many instances they looked
like new. "The toys reflect a lot of
work,” say those in charge of the
Stocking Fund, “and we want to ex
press our sincere thanks in helping to
make so many youngsters happy dur
hk , . j v r
- fire alarm but no fire
p Edenton’s Fire Department was
called out Thursday afternoon, when
if it was reported that the new colored
V school being erected on North Oakum
I Street was burning.
P Rushing to the scene, the firemen
IW found that the smoke rising from
" i*e beck of the building, which caused
Hhe alarm, was coming from a fire
Esde to prevent cement from freezing,
, k that the firemen, fortunately had
•'0 fire to fight.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
HAPPY NEW tEAR
It’s a big, dizzy world awaiting for the New Year. Let's! all greet this new
hope with sincere wishes for all our friends and neighbors. , Let this New Year
bring the blessings of peace and security to our world. Let happiness and
health rule in all our homes. Our sincerest greetings to all of you.—Editor.
I 1950 IN REVIEW I 1
How rapidly a year passes, and here we are at the threshold of a new
year, 1951. Much has happened during the year just passed, and in order
to refresh Herald readers, a few of the headlines are jotted down here by a
. hurried thumbing through the last 51 issues of The Herald:
, James T. Gfbba cleared in suit
brought in connection with death of
Henry Smith, who .was killed when
•Gibbs’ car and fire truck collided,
i Norfolk & Carolina Telphone &
Telegraph Company makes applica
tion for boost in rates.
! Peter Carlton resigns as manager
of the Edenton Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Cozart elected president of the
Varsity Club. »
Mass chest X-ray unit begins opera
Marvin Wilson elected part time
secretary of Chamber of Commerce.
Plans started for consolidated Negro
school in Chowan County.
Edenton’s Fire Department host to
Eastern Firemen’s Convention.
Building and Loan Association plans
to move into new office.
Garden Club decides to sponsor
Garden Tour in spring of 1951.
•Rally held in connection with March
of Dimes campaign.
Richard Leigh named winner of
County 4-H Com Contest.
Hospital directors consider rising
costs of indigent patients at hospital.
Cast of characters chosen for VFW
show, “It’s A Date.”
J. H. MdMullan announces he will
not be a candidate for re-election as
Directors elected for Building and
Plans perfected for widening Oakum
Street from colored school to High
Contract awarded for erection of
new colored school costing $224,900.
Lions Club presented charter for
Rhett Miller seriously injured in au
Legionnaires treated to ham and
egg dinner. ✓ ,
Edenton Boy Scouts occupy city of
fices for one day.
Rumors begin that Edenton Naval
Air 'Station will be closed.
Rotary Club entertains boys in 4-H
Plans completed for Degree of Po
cahontas Valen tine dance.
Roy Scouts plan to attend Metho
dist Church in a body.
Mrs. David Holton elected president
of Junior Woman’s Club.
Chowan County goes over top in
March of Dimes drive.
Decision reached to locate new white
high school on Hicks Field.
DAIR Chapter schedules cooking
school to be held in high school.
Mrs. Josie Ruth Wheeler Carr an
nounces candidacy as County Repre
VIEW urges .citizens to display
American flag on national holidays!
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 28,1950.
: Wake Forest Chorus scheduled to
: present program in Edenton.
i Chowan County’s Red Cross fund
raising drive scheduled to begin on
: March 1.
Referee adjourns hearing in hous
ing project at Westover Heights. c
No request made for fish hatchery 1
Golf Club schedules dance. *
Father F. J. MoCourt elected presi- :
dent of Symphony group.
Lions celebrate 13th anniversary.
i Water pollution considered at meet
ing of Wildlife Club,
i [First anniversax-y of reactivation of
Edenton Marine Corps Air Station,
i Col. R. E. Hopper praises community
for hospitality and cooperation.
M/ISgt. John Miller returns from
• U. S. Army after 20 years of service.
Sheriff J. A. Bunch announces he <
will be a candidate for re-election. i
Trot Leary announces his candidacy !
for Sheriff of ChoWan County.
W. J. Daniels announces plans for
fifth Sunday sing at Rocky Hock Bap- i
tist Church. i
County Commissioners favor survey
for flood control.
The Rev. Harold W. Gilmer resigns ■
as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Contract awarded for nurses’s home ]
at new Chowan Hospital. ]
Fashion show, scheduled in high 1
school auditorium by Chowan County
home demonstration clubs.
Junior Music Club members excel
at district meeting. i
Death claims Mrs. Gecrgt S. Twid- ’
John F. White announces he will be i
a candidate for County Representative. ,
Merchants decide upon number of
holidays they will observe. 1
Final service held at Edenton Naval
Air Station Chapel.
Albemarle League decides to begin |
schedule on May 27.
Special meeting of Chamber of Com
merce called to consider finances.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher made honorary
member of Edenton BPW Club. '
William C. Bunch, Jr., announces :
his candidacy for County Representa
Norfolk Tars begin spring training 1
Long time agricultural program pro
posed by County Agent C. W. Over
Edenton Rotarians elect the Rev.
W. L. Freeman president of club.
Swine school announced for hog
Masons plan to hold past master’s
!R. E. Aiken resigns as Cubmaster.
(Continued on Page Seven)
Convention Wil Be
Held In Edenton
Local Church Expects to
Be Host to Several
The Roanoke District Convention
of the Christian Church will convene
for a two-day session on Saturday!
morning, with the Edenton Christian
Church as host. The convention will
open at 10 o’clock Saturday morning
and continue through Sunday. j
Between three and four thousand'
people are expected to attend the con
vention, with dinner scheduled to be
served on the church grounds.
Firemen Called Out
On Christmas Day
Just about the only thing to bi-eak
the quietness prevailing in Edenton on
Christmas day was a fire alarm, call
ing out the Fire Department to the
home of Ben McPherson on West Al
The cause of the alarm was a
chimney fire, but practically no dam
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. Last week’s meeting
was called off due to the Christmas
holidays, so that President Thomas
Byrum urges all Rotarians to attend
today’s meeting. j
NEXT LIONS MEETING JAN. 8
Edenton’s Lions-Club has called off
its meeting next Monday night, Janu
ary 1, due to the New Year holiday.
The club also cancelled this week’s
meeting, with the next regular meet
ing scheduled to be held Monday night,
January 8, at 7 o’clock.
Mayor Leroy Haskett, president of
the club, urges every Lion to attend
the next meeting.
Byrum Hardware Co. ,
Wins Window Prize
Sponsored by the BPW Club, prizes
were awarded for the best decorated 1
Christmas window in Edenton. The
first prize winner was Byrum Hard
ware Company, with honorable men
tion going to the Betty Shoppe and
Christmas Very Quiet
In Edenton This Year
Edenton police report one of the
quietest Christmas holiday seasons in
many years. During the holidays the
police made only four arrests, these
being simple drunks.
Especially significant is the fact
that no arrests were made Saturday
and Saturday night.
Property Owners In
Chowan Must List
Taxes In January
Mayor Leroy Haskett has ex
pressed keen delight , over the
cleanliness of Edenton during the
Christmas holidays. Never since
he has been in office, said the
Mayor, has he seen a neater and
cleaner town over the holidays,
and never has he /experienced any
better cooperation on the part of
the Street Department and citi
zens in general.
“I am proud of the appearance
of our town,” said Mr. Haskett,
“and I want to express my appre
R. H. Bachman Dies
After Long Illness
Funeral For Veteran
School Official Held
Reuben Henry Bachman, passed
away at his home on West Eden Street
Thursday morning of last week about
6:30 o’clock. He had been in failing!
health for a number of years, but his
condition became critical only Thurs
day of the previous week.
Deceased was 82 years old. He was
bom in Northampton, Pa., on October
23, 1868, the son of the late Charles j
| and Sarah Weaver Bachman. He at
tended public schools in Northampton
and in 1891 graduated with honors at
Muhlenburg College, Allentown, Pa.
Following his graduation, Mr. Bach
man served as principal of the Blacks
burg, S. C., high school. From there
he went to Creswell, N. C., as princi
pal. He also served as principal in
Uniontown, Ala., and Livingston, Ala.
Mr. Bachman came to Edenton in
1903, when the old Edenton Academy
I was in operation, and helped organize
the graded school while here. He
. served as superintendent of the Eden
ton schools until 1915, when he went
jto Tarboro as superintendent of city
■ schools. He returned to Edenton
in 1921 to become superintendent of
Later he went to Tyrrell County,
where he served as county school su-|
perintendent for four years, and then,
with his health failing, returned to!
Edenton to live.
Mn Bachman assisted in organizing
the Edenton Building & Loan Associa
tion in 1905 and served as president
and director for many years. He was
a Mason and Knight of Pythias. Very
active in the Presbyterian Church, he
was an elder for many years, serving
in that capacity wherever ha was lo-
He married the former Miss Annie
Mae Walker, daughter of Augustus
and Mary Alice Walker of Creswell.
'Surviving are his wife, one son, Au
gustus Walker Bachman of Hender
son; three grandchildren, Miss Janet,
Shaw Bachman of Richmond, Miss
Betsy Bachman and A. W. Bachman J
Jr., both of Henderson. Two brothers,,
'Charles C. Bachman of Allentown,
Pa., and Elmer P. Bachman of
Northampton, Pa., also survive.
Funeral services were held Friday
afternoon at 3 o’clock in St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church. The Rev. Gordon
Bennett, rector of the church and the
Rev. Herman Cathey, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, officiated. In
terment was made in Beaver Hill
Pallbearers were Cyrus Aydlett and
John Wood Foreman of Elizabeth City,
Kermit Ackiss of Portsmouth, Dr.
fMahlon Phelps of Creswell, Lindsay
Phelps of Raleigh, W. L. Phelps of
Plymbuth, R. E. Grandy of Harlinger,
Texas, Meredith Jones, Jr., David
Warren, M. P. Straise of Henderson
and Ralph Britt of Severn, N. C.
Thursday, January 4
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday)
at 8 o’clock in the Court House. It
had been previously announced that
the new 1951 officers will be installed
at this meeting, but the installation
ceremony will be held at next week’s
Last week’s meeting was called off
: due to the Christmas holidays and the
master, Hubert Williford, requests a
$2.00 Per Year.
Various List Takers An
nounce Schedules For
With the approach of a new year,
machinery has been set up by Mrs.
P. S. McMullan, Chowan County Tax
Supervisor, for the listing of nroperty
for taxes in Chowan County. Property
must be listed during the month of
January and a penalty is imposed by
law for failure to list.
All property owners and taxpayers
are required to return to the list takers
for taxation for the year 1951 all the
real estate, personal property which
is owned on the first day of January.
Only females and non-residents of
townships and persons physically un
able to attend and file their lists can
appoint agents to list property.
Tax listers are also required to
make records relative to a farm cen
sus, which includes acreage for each
crop harvested during the calendar
year 1950; the number of cows, sows,
and hens on a farm on January 1; the
number of people living on a farm on
January 1. This information will be
considered confidential and will not
be used in any manner that will be
detrimental to the farmers concerned.
It is not used for tax purposes. Those
listing taxes are especially urged to
have this information ready. The tax
'lister is required to make the records
but farm owners or tenants must fur
nish the facts.
The following schedule for listing
j taxes has been arranged by the tax
listers in the four townships:
First Township, Mrs. P. S. McMul
lan, lister taker—Court House 9 A. M.,
to 6 P. M.
Second Township, Paul Ober list
taker—January 12, Elliott Belch’s of
fice at Center Hill; January 15, Elton
Chappell’s store at Cross Roads; Janu
ary 17, Walter Miller’s store; January
19, Elbert Peele’s store; January 22,
Henry Bunch’s store; January 24, El
liott Belch’s office at Center Hill;
January 25, Coke Nixon’s store; Janu
: ary 26, Walter Miller’s store; January
29, Henry Bunch’s store.
Third Township, T. A. Berryman,
list taker—January 4 and 18, Spivey’s
store at Ryland; January 11 and 25,
G. A. Hollowell’s store; January 6, 13,
20 and 27, Briggs’ store.
Fourth Township, C. W. Parker, list
taker—At home except January 20
. and 27 at Neal Hobbs’ store.
! Presbyterian Hour
Will Be Broadcast
Next Three Months
Prominent Preachers on
Program to Deliver
The Rev. Herman Cathey, pastor of
- the Presbyterian Church, announces
! that the Presbyterian Hour will be on
the air in January, February and
, March. The Presbyterian Hour is de-
I signed to be a part of the nation-wide
Speakers scheduled to make ad
dresses are Dr. T. K. Young, Idlewild
Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.;
Dr. W. T. Thompson, Union Theo
logical Seminary, Richmond, Va.; and
Dr. W. A. Alexandex-, First Presby
terian Church, Shreveport, La. They
will have one month each in the order
The programs will be broadcast in
many states, with the following North
Carolina broadcasting stations on the
schedule: Asheville, Burlington, Char
lotte, Gastonia, Hickory, Greensboro,
High Point, Laurinburg, Lumberton,
Mayodan, Morganton, Raleigh, Reids
ville Salisbury, Thomasville, Waynes
ville, Wilmington and Winston-'Salem.
Norfolk radio station WTAR will also
broadcast the programs.
Important Meeting Os
Ed Bond Post Jan. 2
Robert L. Pratt, commander of Edw.
; G. Bond Post of the American Legion,
' calls attention to a very important
1 meeting of the Post, which will be
! held next Tuesday night, January 2.
The meeting will be held in the room
’ over the Albemarle Case, starting at
> 8 o’clock and due to the important
i business on the agenda, all members
are especially urged to attend.