Volume XX.—Number 30.
For Postmaster At
Local Post Office
August 11 Will Be Dead
line For Applicants
Announcement is made that an ex
amination for postmaster at the Eden
ton Post Office will be held, which
will be a written test to be held in
Elizabeth City. The closing date for
applicants to file will be August 11.
The salary is $5,370 a year.
Applicants must show:
(a) That they have been engaged
for a period of at least two years in
progressively responsible occupations
which by their nature, extent, and im
portance, have demonstrated the ap
plicants’ ability to conduct and man
age the entire postal business for the
•community which involves handling
numerous cash transactions, the ac
counting for large sums of money,
and the receipt and prompt shipment
and delivery of numerous letters and
(b) That they are recognized by the
community as persons who can meet
and deal with customers and employ
ees agreeably and effectively so that
customers are satisfied with the ser
vice and employees can be properly
(c) That they are accepted by the
community as reliable citizens of good
standing so that the community may
have confidence that the post office
will be operated in the interest of the
Applicants will be required to take
a written test which consists of two
parts, as described below:
A. The first part of the test will
include 80 questions of a general na
ture covering the following:
1. Verbal abilities, including:
(b) Reading comprehension, bas
ed on material adapted from post of
fice issuances, which the postmaster
must read and understand in order to
perform his duties.
2. Practical judgment.
3. Arithmetic applied to practical
problems such as those which the post
master will have to meet.
B. The second part of the written
test includes 45 questions on Post Of
fice business management. These ques
tions call for application of official in
structions to common problems aris
ing under them. All management in
struments necessary to answer the
questions will be given in the test
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801 l Weevils Busy
In Chowan's Fields
County Agent Overman
“The boll weevil is working freely
in cotton fields that have not been
dusted for the past two weeks,” says
County Agent C. W. Overman. “One
infestation count was 70 per cent.
Four dusted fields that have followed
a regular schedule of dusting aver
aged between 4 to 5 per cent punctur
ed squares. 801 l worms appear at
about the same this week as last. The
boll worm is here but not heavy yet.
“If you have had a good rain on
your cotton then it will probably pay
you to dust next week with a dust
containing DDT for boll worms. 2%
per cent Aldrin -with 5 per cent DDT is
available at local dealers and should
be applied at the rate of about 12
pounds per acre.
“Fields that have not had rain and
the cotton is wilting during the day
and some of the leaves and forms
shedding off, I would not dust until af
ter a good rain. The reason for this
is that unless you get rain I doubt if
your dust will do you enough good to
justify using it”
w Two Edenton Boys
Get Army Commissions
Among North Carolina State Col
lege graduates who received U. S.
Army commissioners as second lieu
tenants last month were Charles Lee
Overman and Aubrey Evans Harrell.
The commissions were received af
ter the graduates had completed the
program of training in the State Col
lege Army ROTC units and the regu
lar four-year college courses.
Col. Richard R. Mjddlebrooks is pro
fessor of military science and tactics
and commandant of the Army ROTC
units at/State College.
NO MASONIC MEETING
’C. T l. Griffin, master of Unanimity
Lodgs' No. 7. A. F., & A. M.. states
t that -there Will be no meeting of the
lodge tonight (Thursday).
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Winning Is Habit |
Linda Leary, 13-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Leary
of Edenton, who, for the past four
' consecutive years, has been a win
ner in the Junior Memory Work
Drill at the Caswell Baptist As
sembly at Southport, N. C.
—(Evelyn Leary Photo.)
Robert Lee Bunch
| 29 High School Gradu
i ates Given SIOO Each
| East Carolina College has just pre
sented scholarships amounting to SIOO
each to twenty-nine graduates of
North Carolina high schools. Recipi
ents include thirteen men and sixteen
women who are scheduled to begin
work as freshmen at the college in
September at the beginning of the
Among the students awarded the
, scholarships are Robert Lee Bunch,
Jr., and Margery Thigpen, members
of the 1953 graduating class at the
Edenton Junior-Senior High School.
Robert Lee Bunch, Jr., was an out
standing student leader and athlete.
He received a school trophy in recog
, nition of his being the most valuable
. player on the football team. Among
student offices which he has held are
vice presidency of the football and
basketball teams, presidency of the
, Monogram Club and vice presidency of
; the Class of 1953. He Was also a
member of the staff of the school
Margery Leon Thigpen participated
in the activities of the school band,
glee club, and other music organiza
tions; the Monogram Club, the Beta
1 Club, and the basketball team. She
i has been organist for the local Epis
copal and Methodist Churches and
president of the Methodist Youth Fel
[ lowship. She has served also as presi
dent of the Northeastern District'
Junior Music Clubs and of the State
Junior Music Clubs.
Two 4-H Club Girls
At Rotary Meeting
' Featuring the Edenton Rotary
Club’s meeting Thursday afternoon
was a team dairy foods demonstration
; by Evangeline Copeland and Mary Sue
1 Elliott, who were first place winners
in the District 4-H Dairy Foods Team
Demonstration contest held early this
month in Washington, N. C v
The two girls, accompanied by Mrs.
( Imogene Cochrane, home demonstra-
I tion agent, graphically emphasized the
, importance of dairy foods while they
prepared a delicious drink, “milk
I float festival.” The drink ingredients
, were mashed bananas, mashed straw
, berries, sugar, salt, cold milk, vanilla
ice. cream and whole strawberries,
i At the close of the demonstration,
' when they were Wished success in
i their try for state honors, the young
ladies served the drink to a number
of the Rotsrians.
Five Edentonians Are
On TB Committee
Mrs. J. A. Moore is chairman of the
Rehabilitation Committee in Chowan
i County of the Pasquotank-Perquim
ans-Camden-Chowan Tuberculosis As
! Also serving on the Chowan County
■ committee are Mrs. T. C. Byrum, Mrs.
• John Bond, Mrs. John Mitchener and
Mrs. Sidney McMullan.
i C. H. WOOD IN HOSPITAL
Friends will regret to learn that
Charles H. Wood is now a patient in
Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. Wood
was a patient in Chowan Hospital,
’ but was taken to Norfolk Sunday
i where he is undergoing treatment in
i the hope that it will not be neces
sary for him to undergo an operation.
~ Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 23,1953.
On FHA Committee
Joe Webb, Jr., and T. A.
Berryman Also on
James L. Hassell of Route 2, Eden
ton, was recently appointed to serve
on the Chowan County Farmers Home
Administration Committee during the
next three years. - Mr. Hassell’s ap
pointment became effective on July 1.
The committee composed of Mr.
Hassell, Joe A. Webb, Jr., and Thom
as A. Berryman will assist E. F.
Morgan, County Supervisor, in ad
ministering the Farmers Home Ad
ministration program of helping farm
families become established in a sound
system of farming and to become suc
On July 1, Mr. Hassell attended a
Committee Training School in Wind
sor, at which time the duties of the
committeemeft was explained as well
as services the Farmers Home Ad
ministration has available to eligible
farm families. Also, visits were made
to some of the families in Bertie
County who are working with the
FHA where the program in operation
was observed. Mr. Webb and Mr.
Berryman attended a similar Com
mittee Training School in Gatesville
Wednesday of this week.
The local office of the Farmers
Home Administration serving Chowan
County is located over the Bus Sta
tion in Hertford. Information on the
• types of loans available through the
Farmers Home Administration may be
obtained by calling at the office any
time Monday through Friday, 8:0*0
A. M., to 5:00 P. M., or contacting the
PM A office in Edenton on Wednesday
morning of each week.
Blind Case Worker
Lions Club Speaker
President Jesse Harrell
Miss Bernice White, case' worker
for the blind in the Albemarle area,
presented a program to members of
the Edenton Lions Club at their regu
lar meeting Monday night. Miss
White presented a film made at the
North Carolina School for the Blind
■ entitled “Hands That See.” The film
showed the schooling procedure and
activities for blind students that are
sent to the school. Dr. A. F. Down
urn was in charge of the program.
President Jesse L. Harrell presented
a past president’s pin to A. E. Jen
kins, who has just completed a year
as president of the club. In accepting
the pin, Jenkins was high in his praise
for the cooperation given him by the
club and the diligent work done by
, Secretary W. J. Taylor.
Guests at the meeting were W. J.
Taylor, Jr., and Dr. R. H. Vaughan.
Miss Carolyn Tibbetts accompanied
Miss White and the club was pleased
to have her as a guest.
Committees appointed for the 1953-
1954 fiscal year are as follows:
First Vice President—G. C. Hobbs
Program—(l2 immediate past presi
(Continued on Page Seven)
‘Count Dots’ Contest
Will End Saturday
With many letters received by the
Edenton Furniture Company in con
nection with its “Count Dot?” coi.test,
interest has reached a high pitch. In
last week’s Herald g. square containing
many dots appeared and the person
guessing nearest the correct number
will win a Domestic sewing machine.
Though it was not stated in the ad,
the contest willcontinue until 5 o’clock
next Saturday afternoon, July 25.
Aside from the first prize, three other
prizes will be awarded for the near
est correct answers, SSO, $35 and $25
certificates toward the purchase of a
new Domestic Sewing machine.
Various numbers have been guessed
and any others who desire to enter the
contest should do so before Saturday
afternoon at 5 o’clock.
Byrum Concern Now
Moving To New Site
Friends and customers will be in
terested to know that the Byrum Im
plement & Truck Company is now in
the process of moving to its new plant
on the Hertford highway just a short
distance north of the Colonial Motor
The bfiilding is as modern as it is
attractive and will house both the
garage and business office of the con
cern. The new quarters will provide
more room for the concern to display
various kinds of equipment, as well as
repairing farm machinery.
A cordial invitatfon is extended to
the general public to visit and inspect
the new building.
Make Another Visit
To Chowan Aug. 6th
Chairman Jesse Harrell
Again Appeals For
Jesse L. Harrell, chairman of the
Chowan County blood program, an
nounced early this week that the
Bloodmobile will visit Edenton on
Thursday, August 6, and local resi
dents will again be given the oppor
tunity to contribute their blood to this
worthy cause. As in the past, the
Bloodmobile will be at the Edenton
armory from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M.
J. R. Dulaney, recruiting chairman,
requests that anyone desiring to give
blood contact him as soon as possible,
so that appointments can be made for
Mr. Harrell states that Chowan
County’s quota will again be 150 pints
and requests that as many new donors
as possible contact Mr. Dulaney. Mr.
Harrell especially stresses the need
for new donors as the full burden of
giving blood should not fall on the
■ regular donors who have contributed
at each visit of the Bloodmobile.
“It is not a lack of patriotism,”
further states Mr. Harrell, “but sim
; ply that people do not stop to think
1 what the blood program really means.
' And lam sure that if we would give
' it a moment’s serious thought, we
: would all do our bit to redeem the
poor showing that Chowan County has
made in the past.”
Rocky Hock Splits
Even During Week
10-inning Game Lost to
Rocky Hock’s baseball team split
even during the week, winning two
games from Gatesville and losing a
game to Hobbsville and Weeksville
The next home game will be play
ed on the Rocky Hock diamond r.ext
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, when
the Weeksville Clodhoppers will be
the attraction. The game was trans
ferred to the Rocky Hock diamond
when it was learned that the field was
nreviously given to the local colored
team for a game.
Rocky Hock 4, Hobbsville 8
Rocky Hock came out on the short
I end of an 8-4 score Friday night,
when a game was played on the Hert
' ford diamond with Hobbsville.
Henry Allen Powell was on the
' mound for Rocky Hock and gave up
i eight hits. Kelly Byrum led at bat
' for Hobbsville with three hits out of
three official times at bat.
Andrew (P os s) Whitson was
moundsman for Hobbsville and allow
ed only four hits, two of which were
home run clouts by Fred Keeter and
Rocky Hock 10, Gatesville 4
On Hicks Field Saturday afternoon ,
Rocky Hock defeated Gatesville, the
league leaders, 10 to 4.
Edgar Rae White started on the
mound for Rocky Hock, but was re
lieved by Long in the seventh.
Carlton Eure started for Gatesville,
but gave way to Benton in the sixth.
Gatesville made six hits, while the
Rocky Hock boys chalked up 11.
Douglas Leary and Fred Keeter were
the big guns for the Rocky Hock at
tack, each making three hits. One of
Leary’s blows was a home run in the
second inning with two men on base.
Saturday night on Hicks Field at 8
o’clock Rocky Hock will meet the
Rocky Hock 7, Gatesville 3
In Gatesville Sunday afternoon
Rocky Hock again defeated the league
leaders with Harvey Lilly, star Gates
ville pitcher on the mound, by a score
of 7-3. Rocky Hock chalked up eight i
hits with one being a home run by |
Ray Jordan in the sixth inning with
two men on. Fred Keeter led at bat
with three hits. He sprained his ankle
in this game and will be out of the
lineup for several games.
Reid was on the mound for Rocky
Hock and gave up only four scattered
Rocky Hock 1, Weeksville 4
In a 10-inning game on Hicks Field '
(Continued on. Page Eight)
Lieut. Bobby Byrum
Now In Kentucky;
Friends will be interested to learn '
that Lieut. R. W. (Bobby) Byrum has
been transferred from the First Stu
dent Regiment Airborne Battalion at
Fort Benning, Ga., to the 11th Air
borne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. <
Lieut. Byrum finished- his master i
jump training last week at Fort <
Campbell, where he is a member of <
Company A, 188th Regiment, AJJt. I
Civic Calendar j
Revival services at Presbyter
ian Church tonight (Thursday)
and Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Supervised play at playground
10 to 12 o’clock in the morning
and 4 to 6 o’clock in the after
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved
Order of Red Men, will meet Mon
day night at 8 o’clock.
VFW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Edenton Rotary Club meets to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Annual picnic of Chowan Coun
ty’s Negro home demonstration
clubs Friday, August 28.
Negro home demonstration
clubs’ queen contest Friday, Octo
Rocky Hock Demonstration
Club meets with Mrs. O. C. Long,
Jr., Tuesday, July 28 at 8 P. M.
Oak Grove Demonstration Club
meets Thursday, July 30, at 8 P.
M., with Mrs. Hoskins Goodwin.
Revival services and daily va
cation Bible school at Presbyter
ian Church ends Friday of this i
Dime Society of the Baptist
Church meets Tuesday night, Ju
ly 28, at 8 o’clock with Mrs. J. J.
Various circles of the Baptist
Missionary Society meet Monday
afternoon at 4 o’clock, Monday
night at 8 o’clock and Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Rocky Hock plays Weeksville
Clodhoppers on the Rocky Hock
diamond Sunday afternoon at 3
Chowan 4-H Team
11th In Contest
Boys Did Good Job In
First Time In State
Chowan’s 4-H Livestock Judging
Team participated in the State Judg
ing Contest at Raleigh on Tuesdav.
July 14. The team placed 11th in 24
teams. Although it did not win top
honors, the team did very well for
the first time in a state contest. Team
members who made the trip were-
Joe Privott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
bur Privott; H. T. Hollowell. son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hollowell; Vandv
Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Parks, and Wesley Lavden, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Oliver Layden.
The boys judged one class of fat
steers, one class of beef heifers, one
class of gilts, one class of fat barrows,
one class of ewes and one class of fat
lambs. The boys learned a great deal
from this contest and enjoyed it very
much. They hope to enter many such
contests in the future.
The content was held at the State
College Animal Husbandry Farm and
was one of the largest contests ever
held there. Pasquotank County won
first, Edgecombe second, Ashe won
third and Perquimans won fourth.
Two Chowan Boys
In Air Force Training
William E. Smith, 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eddie Smith, Route 3, Eden
ton, and Walter Peacock, 18, son of
Mrs. E. B. Peacock, 204 Court Street,
are completing their Air Force basic
airmen indoctrination course at Lack
land Air Force Base, the “Gateway
to the Air Force.”
Lackland, situated near San An
tonio, is the world’s largest air force
base, site of Air Force basic training,
for men and women, headquarters of
the Human Resource Research Cen
ter, and home of AF’s Officer Candi
Their basic training is preparing
them for entrance into Air Force tech
nical training and for assignment in
1 specialized work. The course includes
a scientific evaluation of their apti
tude and inclination for following a
particular vocation and career.
Fire Chief Hall Cites
Strange Fire Hazard I
Fire Chief R. K. Hall this week
calls attention to a dangerous habit on
the part of some Edenton business
houses. He reports that windows on
second floors are allowed to be open
without screens which allows birds to
carry in grass and other sorts of
trash which causes a fire hazard. He
urges these merchants to screen the
windows in order to keep out birds.
FIREMEN CALLED OUT
Edenton’s Fire Department was
called out Saturday morning when an
oil heater flared up in a tobacco bam
on W. E. Bond’s farm. The fire, how
ever. was extinguished by the time
the fire truck arrived on the scene.
$2.00 Per Year.
Offfci! Installed At
Joint Meeting July 9
er Praises Work of
Officers of the American Legion
and American Legion Auxiliary were
installed at an impressive ceremony
held in the new American Legion hall
on July 9th, at 8:00 P. M.
W. L. (Bill) McMillan, North Caro
lina Department Corrihnder, perform
ed the installation ceremony assisted
by the First Division Commander, E.
W. Mountcastle of Wilson.
In his address to the Legion and
Auxiliary, Commander McMillan stat
ed that the American Legion has
spent close to one hundred million dol
lars for child welfare alone, not to
mention numerous other projects for
the benefit of widows and orphans of
1 American veterans. He asserted that
the legion was not classified as a civic
organization but, in his opinion should
be, because of the many civic activi
ties that are promoted by the Ameri
can Legion along with those directly
associated with veteran’s affairs.
In conclusion, Commander McMil
lan congratulated the Edward G. Bond
Post No. 40 for its progress achieved
during the past years and praised the
organization for constructing the won
derful hall which was being used for
the first time.
Following the ceremony, punch and
cookies were served by the ladies of
Legion officers installed were: E.
J. Hobbs, commander; Edmond Mills,
first vice commander; Clarence White,
second vice commander; W. P. (Spec)
Jones, third vice commander; W. A.
Perry, adjutant; Ervin C. Griffin, as
sistant adjutant; Roy Leary, finance
officer; Bill Harry, historian; Frank
Miller, sergeant-at-arms; the Rev.
James MacKenzie, chaplain; John
Graham, service officer; J. Carroll
Byrum, athletic officer; W. J. Yates,
Auxiliary officers installed were:
Mrs. Roy Leary, president; Mrs. J. L.
Chestnutt, vice president; Mrs. Inez
Hollowell, secretary: Mrs. Corrine
Thorud, corresponding secretary; Mrs.
W. A. Perry, treasurer: Mrs. Iris
Mills, chaplain; Louise Pratt, serg
eant-at-arms; Mrs. Elizabeth Hobbs,
Dry Weather Killing
Some Chowan Com
Other Crops Also Hurt
Due To Lack of
Dry weather was still prevailing in
Chowan County early this week and
as a result many fields of corn have
greatly failed due to lack of rain and
some fields will be almost a complete
Cotton has held up very well dur
ing the drought, but in some sections
of the county it is beginning to fail
due to lack of rain.
Peanuts generally have been doing
very well, but the growth is slowing
down considerably in some sections
due to need of rain.
Most fields of tobacco have been set
back considerably and are not likely
going to make more than one-half to
three-fourth of a crop.
In spite of the long siege of hot,
dry weather, the boll weevil is still on
the rampage. In view of this fact
County Agent C. W. Overman again
urges dusting in order to control the
boll worm, which is appearing in most
fields. Red Spider has also been re
ported and observed in local cotton
fields, which also calls for dusting.
Sheriff Bunch Easily
Captures Colored Man
Bruce Hines, Negro farm laborer,
was bound over to the September
term of Chowan Superior Court by
Judge Marvin Wilson in Recorder’s
Court Friday. Hines is charged with
attempted burglary after he was odd
ly caught at the home of Liddie Belle
Wynn on the Mexico Road.
Sheriff J. A. Bunch was called and
when he arrived Hines was hanging
half way out of the window, where
he was pinned down by the Negro wo
man. She claimed Hines made an
attempt to enter her home one time
before and that' she got a gun and
fired at him. This time the window
fell on him like a mouse trap and the
j woman allowed her weight to serve as
a spring until Sheriff Bunch arrived.
BIBLE SCHOOL IN SESSION
Daily Vacation Bible School began
at the Presbyterian Church Monday
morning of this week. The school
will continue through Friday.