Volume XX—Number 53,
OLD GLORY PRESENTED TO HOME ROOMS IN EDENTON JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Here is pictured a committee from the Ladies’ Auxiliary of William H. Coffield Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, presenting American flags
for each home room in the Edenton Junior-Senior High School. Mrs. John Parrish, president of the Auxiliary, is presenting the flags to Marjorie Webb, j
president of the Student Council. At left is Mrs. John Oliver, Jr., district p-esident of the VFW Auxiliary, and at right Mrs. Bill Potts. Another mem
ber of the Auxiliary committee presenting the flags was Mrs. Murriell Perry, who is not in the picture. Both Mrs. Parrish and Miss Webb made brief i
but impressive remarks on behalf of the Auxiliary and student body.
U.S. Savings Bonds
Sales In Chowan
$6,658 In November
Combined Sales In North
Carolina In Mortth
Combined sales of Series E and H
United States Savings Bonds in Cho
wan County for the month of Novem
ber totaled $6,658.25. This sales an
nouncement is made by County Sav
ings Bonds Chairman A. B. Harless,
according to the monthly sales report
issued by Allison James, State Direc
tor of the U. S. Savings Bonds Di
vision in Greensboro.
The combined sales of Series E and
H Bonds for North Carolina’s 100
counties for the month of November
Chairman Harless stated that there
had been an increase in the sale of
Savings Bonds each month of 1953
over 1952, and sales, both on a nation
al and state basis exceeded redemp
tions by a good margin during each
of the eleven months of 1953.
County offices will be closed all
day Friday, January 1, due to the
observance of New Year’s Day.
Stores in Edenton for the most
part will be open for business
Friday, New Year’s Day.
Extension farm schools sched
uled to be held in the Chowan
County Court House January 12,
13, 14 and 15.
The American Legion hut will
be open to the public on New
Year’s eve for dancing or parties.
The Bank of Edenton will be
closed Friday, January 1, in ob
servance of New Year’s Day.
Most Edenton stores will begin
the Wednesday half holiday Wed
nesday, January 6.
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will elect of
ficers at a meeting Friday night,
VFW Post meets in VFW home
Tuesday night of nett week.
North Carolina 1954 automobile
license plates now on sale at the
Edenton branch office of the Car
olina Motor Club on East Water
City automobile tags for 1954
on sale at the Municipal Building.
Officers for Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7, A. F„ & A. M„ will be in
stalled Thursday night, January
7, at 9 o’clock in the Court House.
' New line of 1954 Ford trucks .
Sjb go on display Wednesday, Janu- 1
ary 16. I
Lions Club meets next ,
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WE CHOWAN HERALD
VFW Post, Degree
; Of Pocahontas Will
.Direct March Dimes
Bill Perry and Mrs. J.
Edwin Buff lap Named
> Gamma Globulin Cre
ates New Era In
l Mrs. J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman,
• Degree of Pocahontas and Bill Per
' ry, chairman VFW Post, No. 9280,
will direct the 1954 March of Dimes
> Campaign in Chowan County, it is an
' nounced by Secretary of State Thad
; Eure, State March of Dimes chair
In announcing the appointment, Mr.
Eure said, “These two organizations
are well qualified to do an outstand
ing job in mobilizing Chowan County
for this most crucial March of Dimes
campaign in the history of the Nat
ional Foundation for Infantile Paraly
Pointing out that during this past
summer more than 30.000 boys and
girls of Caldwell, Catawba and Avery
counties received free inoculations of
gamma globulin in a dramatic effort
to stem the rising tide of polio in
that area. Eure expressed his confi
dence that the people of North Caro
lina will demonstrate their gratitude
by giving more generously than ever
before to the fund raising drive which
will open January 2 and continue
through the month.
Basil O’Connor, president of the
National Foundation, in a letter to
these organizations, emphasized the
need for an all-out effort this year.
“The Foundation is now in a new
era,” writes O’Connor. “Research has
given us gamma globulin, a temporary
immunizing agent against paralytic i
polio. At tremendous cost, we have
done all in our power to increase thei
supply of this pifecious fluid. And
even as demands for gamma globulin
have grown by leaps and bounds,
comes word that an experimental vac
cine is on the way. Such a vaccine
may be ready for large-scale field
studies before the next polio season.
And we must continue to assure fi
nancial assistance to the thousands of
persons who are now recovering from
the disease as well as those who may
contact it in the future,” he added.
Both organizations call upon every
I forward-looking person in Chowan
| County to get behind the 1954 March
of Dimes drive. “We’ve got to putj
this campaign over, and we will put it I
over with your help”, they said. *
_ Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 31,1953.
Edenton’s observance of the
Christmas holidays was one of the
quietest in many years. The only
- reason for any excitement at all
was a fire alarm about 11:30
o’clock Christmas night, when the
firemen rushed to a house on
Third Street in North Edenton
i, where an oil floor furnace flood
ed, but caused very little damage,
i, Police report very little activity
s with no wrecks and only one or
two arrests made for drunken
; Cancer Clinic Will
i Be Held January 8
Postponed One Week on
! Account of New
) Year’s Day
t The Northeastern Cancer Clinic will
i be postponed from its usual time of
. the first Friday in each month until
. January 8, 1954, because the Health
> Department will not be open on Jan
• uary 1 as is its custom. The clinic
I will be held Friday, January 8, in
> Elizabeth City, at the Health Center
with registration beginning at 1
’ A free chest X-ray will be given
, anyone who wishes it along with the
examination of the five areas of the
body where cancer is most easily
, found and cured. No appointment is
, necessary but a priority may be secur
, ed by writing the Cancer Center,
II Elizabeth City, for one. Each person
’' attending is requested to bring a robe
1 or housecoat.
AI Habit Member Os
The East Carolina College football
team has been officially acclaimed the
1953 championship of the North State
Conference, and will be host team in
the Elks Bowl football Classic in Col
lege Stadium, Greenville, North Caro
lina, on January 2. The Pirates’ foes
in this classic staged for the benefit
of the Eastern North Carolina Elks
Boys Camp will be the Morris Harvey
j College Golden Eagles of Charleston.
Al Habit of Edenton is a member of
* the championship team.
Tfiao One-third Os Its!
\4mtmas Seal Qimta>
Only 604 of 1,885 Letters
According to Mrs. Duke Cropsey,
executive secretary of the Pasquotank-
losis Association, Chowan County has i
raised only $732 of its $2,400 quota, i
The quota for the district is $10,375.
Mrs. Cropsey says that 1,885 letters
were mailed in Chowan County and J;
only 604 have been returned.
Mrs. Cropsey points out that Christ- 1
mas Seals are the only source of in
come which is used for X-rays for 1
those who cannot pay, X-rays of con- 1
tacts, health education, case-finding,
medical research and rehabilitation. 1
With mass X-ray units coming to the]!
district in June and July the case load
and case-finding will be still heavier. '
Eighty per cent of the money rais
ed remains in the county and 94 per 1
cent remains in North Carolina.
Both Mrs. Cropsey and John Mitch
jener, Chowan County Chairman, urge
those who received and others as well ■
!to mail in their contributions at once
in the hope that the county’s quota
will be realized.
New Year’s Service At
There will he a New Year’s eve ser
vice at the Presbvterian Church be
ginning at 11:30 Thursday night, and
continuing on into 1954. All Chris
tians in Edenton are urged to come
and begin the new year in the House
of God. The service will include con
gregational singing, prayer, and spe
cial musical selections. Immediately
after midnight the Lord’s Supper will
All who belong to the Lord, regard
less of denominational affiliation, are
invited to His table in the Presby
terian Church.., The service will be
under the direction of the pastor, the
Rev. James MacKenzie.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
The Edenton Chapter of the East
ern Star will meet Monday night, Jan
uary 4, at 8 o’clock in the Court
House. Mrs. E. B. Edwards, worthy
1 matron of the chapter, urges every
! member to be present.
LIONS MEET MONDAY NIGHT
After an interruption due to the
Christmas holidays, the Edenton Lions
Club will resume its regular meetings
Monday night of next week at 7
o’clock. President Jesse L. Harrell
urges every member to attend this,
the first meeting of the new year.
To List All Property
For 1954 Taxation
[Meeting Changed |
Mayor Leroy Haskett on Mon
j day of this week announced that
the January meeting of Town
Council will be held Friday night,
January 8, at 8 o’clock instead of
the usual second Tuesday night,
Reason for advancing the meet
ing is that Mayor Haskett will
be in Washington, D. C., on Tues- !
day, January 12.
Series Os Extension
Farm Schools Will
Be Held In Edenton
Farmers Urged to At
tend and Learn Valu
“As a farmer, you have probably
; profited from such fairly recent farm
ing developments as high-yielding hy
brid com, disease resistant tobacco
varieties, and high quality pastures j
that are contributing to the income
of our county,” says County Agent C.
“These things that you grow and
j many other practices that you follow
' from day to day are the results of
| agricultural research. In the jiast
I several months there have been many
; new recommendations based on recent
research that probably have not been
brought adequately to your attention. I
| When you do learn of them and em
, ploy them in your farming operations,
j we are sure that they will be of great I
value to you individually and to the
| economy of our county as a whole.
| “Extension specialists from State
College have agreed to come to our
county on January 12, 13, 14 and 15
' to show us how we can profitably ap
ply these new research results. These
schools will be held in the County
Court House in Edenton.
“On Tuesday morning, January 12,
9:00 to 12:00, growing more com and
soybeans per acre at less cost per
bushel will be the chief discussion.
You will be informed of new com hy
brids, proper com fertilization and
cultivation and using anhydrous am
monia as a cheaper source of nitro
gen. The specialists will tell you
j about new soybean varieties, how to J
I fertilize soybeans and how to cut ex
“That afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00 j
o’clock, the subjects will he ‘Chemi-,
cal Weed Control’ and ‘Com Storage’ I
A few farmers are now using chemi
caf weed control, but some errors are
j being made. The specialists will ex
plain thoroughly the use of chemicals
in weed control. Each year weevils,
rats and mice take a heavy toll of
corn stored in our bams. You can
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Edenton Half - holidays
Begin Next Wednesday
According to a poll of Edenton mer
chants, taken in August, a majority of
all merchants will start closing for
the Wednesday half-holiday Wednes-
[jday of next week, January 6. The
half-holiday will be observed through
Labor Day, September 6.
Practically all of the stores in
Edenton will remain open Friday,
New Year’s Day.
PROMOTED TO SERGEANT
Van M. Small, 22, son of Mr. and
'Mrs. Shack Small, Route 2, Edenton, '
was recently promoted to sergeant ‘
while serving in Korea with the 2d 1
Infantry Division. '
The “Indianhead” division, which
captured Heartbreak Ridge and Old 1
Baldy, is now undergoing intensive
Small, an ammunition handler in the 1
Service Battery of the 38th Field Ar- 1
tillery Battalion, entered the Army in
October, 1952, and joined the 2d Di
vision last June.
BANK CLOSED FRIDAY j
In order to observe New Year’s
Day, The Bank of Edenton will be
closed all day Friday, January 1. Im
portant banking business should be 1
transacted accordingly. The bank will (
open as usual Saturday morning.
COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED JAN. 1 ’
All County offices will be closed on
Friday, January 1, in celebration of
New Year’s Day. Any important busi- <
ness should, therefore, be transacted 1
$2.00 Per Year.
i I Law Must Be Complied
With During Month
William P. Jones New
Tax Supervisor After
With the arrival of January 1 $n
' Friday of this week and before step-
I ping dut of office as Chowan Conntv’s
Tax Supervisor, Mrs. P. S'. McMulian
calls attention to the law which re
quires all property owners and tax
payers to list their property' during
the month of January in order to de
termine their 1954 taxes.
On January 1 Mrs. McMullan’s res
ignation as tax supervisor goes into
, effect and she will be succeeded by
j William P. Jones. Mrs. McMulian and
her husband, her predecessor, have
'been highly complimented by the
County Commissioners for their effi
cient work in the tax office, which
has put the county on a high plane
so far as the tax books are concerned.
The Commissioners, too, feel very
fortunate in securing Mr. Jones as the
new tax supervisor and are confident
he will carry on in the same efficient
manner as his two immediate prede-
Tax listers have arranged their
schedules for listing property and it
is hoped many will attend to this duty
as early in January as possible. Pen
alties are imposed by law for failure
to list during the month of January.
Reports must also be made for 1953
crop acreage. Tax listers are requir
ed to make records but farm owners
and tenants must furnish the facts.
This particular information is not
used for tax purposes and is consid
ered confidential. It includes the acre
age of each crop harvested during the
calendar year 1953; the ‘'number of
cows, sows and hens on a farm Janu
ary 1, 1954, and the number of peo
ple living on a farm on Januarv 1,
The list takers’ schedule follows:
First Township—Mrs. E. B. Jordan
and Mrs. P. S. McMulian, list takers.
Court House, January 2 to January
30 from 9 A. M., to 5 P. M.
Second Township Henry Bunch,
list taker. January 6, 13 and 27 at
Elliott Belch’s office at Center Hill;
January 22 at Evans’ Store, Cross
Roads; January 8 and 20 at Walter
Miller’s store; January 15 at Earl
Smith’s store; January 29 at Coke
| Third Township—T. A. Berryman,
| list taker. January 14 at Spivey’s
i store at Ryland; January 7 and 28 at
I Peele’s store; January 9, 16, 23 and
1 30 at Briggs’ store; January 21 at
Ward’s store at Lonesome Pine.
Fourth Township—Ward Hoskins,
list taker. At Harry Perry’s Store
Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other
days at home from 9 A. M., to 5
Walter Bond New
Red Men Sachem
Officers of Tribe Elect
ed at Meeting Mon
At a meeting of Chowan Tribe, No.
12, Improved Order of Red Men, Mon
day night Walter Bond was elected
sachem for a six months term. Other
officers elected included L. 0. Cope
land, prophet; R. B. Hollowell, senior
sagamore; Wm. Barrow, junior saga
amore; J. Edwin Bufflap, chief of rec
ords; Jack Barrow, collector of wamp
um; W. J. Daniels, keeper of wig
wam, and L. A. Bunch, trustee for a
These, and officers appointed by the
new Sachem, are scheduled to be in
stalled at the meeting of the tribe
next Monday night.
Chowan County Commissioners will
meet in monthly session Monday
morning, January 4, at 10 o’clock in
the Court House.
LEGION HUT OPEN
Willis McClenney, manager of the
American Legion hut, announces that
the hut will be open to the public on
New Year’s eve for dancing and par
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. President John Kra
mer urges a 100 per cent attendance.