North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXl.—Number 1.
Farm Schools Will
> Be Held In Edenton
3 Days Next Week
All Who Attend Stand
To Greatly Profit By
“Hero we are again to talk some
more about those farmers’ schools
scheduled for January 12, 13. 11 and
15,” says County Agent C. W. Over
man. “Last week we told you that j
Tuesday would be devoted to corn and
soybean production, chemical weed
control and corn Storage, and on Weds ;
nesday wo would discuss tobacco and]
farm planning management. Now we
will tell you about the topics for
Thursday and Friday.
“What are you doing to make your
farm woodland pay you the most pro
fit ? Your answer would probably be,
. ‘Nothing except trying to keep fire
out of it’. Tt is very important to
keep fire oil*. At the present time
our farm woodland is paying an aver
age of $1.60 per acre per year. With
good care and management this samej
woodland could he paying an average'
of $5.00 to $6.00 per acre per year.J
If every farmer practiced good wood
land management these same farm
woodlands would pay at least an 'addi
tional H million dollars more per ’
year to their owners.
“Beginning at 9:00 o’clock Thurs-1
day morning the specialists will ex-[
plain to you how to get this additional |
income out of vour woods. They will
tell you how to treat posts and lumber;
to make it. last much longer. I hope
you realize that the woods is a good 1
courco of farm income, that this in
come is needed and that you will at
tend this meeting to learn how to;
manage and use your farm woodland;
to the best advantage.
“Then; on Thursday afternoon we!
will discuss chickens and turkeys.!
Poultry is an -important enterprise on’
many Chowan County farms. Many
other farmers, especially small farms,;
can add a commercial poultry enter-'
prise to increase the family income.
Foul tty sprc'rljsts will give you the;
ifesf research recommendations in
gj lisimr good .pullets, housing and
nunaging tin* laying flock and on
broiler and fryer production- The
best im thods of turkey production will!
be brought to you. Poultry diseases j
and tb.eir control will lv> explained, j
“ According to tire 1959 census, there ;
are P»6 farms in Chowan County that
do not keep anv chickens so that they
will at least have poultry and eggs
for home use. If you are one! of
these you surely should attend this
meeting and learn the value of poul
try to your family.
“At 9:00 o’clock Friday morning we
will start buzzing around. Specialist
W. A. Stephen will bring us a picture
talk on beekeeping. ‘l’m scared of
bees’, you say. Well, most folk are,
yet you can keep a few colonies of
bees and work with them if you will !
only go about it right. Bees are;
good pollinators and help to increase |
cron yields, particularly vegetable |
crops, The honey they produce is an'
extra good sweet for the family table, I
is a very healthy food and saves on !
sugar. Then you will find bees very, |
very interesting. I like to stop by the |
hives and watch them work. Mr.
Stephen will show you how a colony
is organized and how it works.
Whether you keep bees or not you will
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Apolications Are Being*
Taken For Engineman
At Edenton Marine Base j
Civil Service applications are nowj
being accepted for an engineman to
operate the central heating plant at
the Marine Corps Auxiliary Field at
The rate of pay is $1.78 and $1.85
and $1.92 an hour depending on the
amount of government experience the
applicants have.
Interested applicants may write thej
Industrial Relations Officer, Marine
Corps, Cherry Point, N. C., for further
information and application blanks.
Chowan High PTA
Meets Tuesday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Chowan High School will hold its
regular meeting on Tuesday night,
January 12 at 7:30 o’clock.
The Rev. B. L. Raines, pastor of the
Rocky Hock Baptist Church, will be 1
guest speaker. I
Die public is cordially invited to at
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Pocahontas Will Elect !
Officers Friday Night
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night
in the Red Men hall, at which time ‘
officers for the council will be elected.
Mrs. Virginia Barfield, Pocahontas,
urges every member to make a special
effort to be present to take part in
this important business.
Petition Asks State i
To Take Over Road
In Fourth Township
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday morning re
ceived a petition requesting the State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion to take over and maintain the
old fishing road in the Fourth Town
ship leading from the Indian Trail to
j the Albemarle Sound.
The commissioners approved the re
quest and will send it to the highway
ionreoiation Is Given
. N
Tor Success .Annual
Wy Stocking Fund
33 Families Totaling: 167
Individuals Receive
Michael T. Malone, president of the
I Young People’s Service League of St. j
| Paul’s Church is very appreciative for!
( the cooperation and success of this
year’s Empty Stocking Fund, through
! which many individuals were made
happy over Christmas. I
I Mr. Malone has the following to
1 say:
I “As president of the Young People’s
Service League of St. Paul’s Episcopal.
• Church, and chairman of the Empty j (
(Stocking Fund for 1953, I wish to take (
this opportunity on behalf of our Ser- .
, vice League members to thank the
! fine people of Edenton and Chowan
! County for their splendid cooperation[
during our campaign to raise funds
and collect food, toys and clothing for '
the Empty Stocking Fund project, j
| Had it not been for your considera-|
I tion many families would have had a
I very lean Christmas.
“Because of your response the Emp
!tv Stocking Fund made a more joy
j pus Christmas for 33 families total- .
ing 167 individuals. Coffee seemed to
'nlease the adults most of all. and
the children dashed for the oranges.
I One little bright-eyed girl was asked
' bat she wauled for Christmas and .
her prompt reply was ‘A pair of
bright blue Socks and a blue ribbon;
1 for my hair’. Needless to say she got!
“You made this and many other rc-j
quests possible-. We cannot begin to :
name all the individual persons.,
churches and business establishments
who participated in this worthy pro- j
ject, hut we and those you helped ap-j
predate all you did. ! (
“I feel a word of thanks and ap-,
predation should he given to the Rev. j j
Gordon D. Bennett, rector of St.!
Paul’s Episcopal Church and counselor ]
for the Young People’s Service Lea
gue, for all he did to give us guid
ance and encouragement; and to the
iFire Department for its invaluable
help in preparing toys,
i “Again let me thank you all for (
| what you have done on behalf of the |
; needy families of Chowan County.” t
I Study Course Will Be 1
Presented January 12 ;
! The Edentoq Parent-Teacher Asso- ]
ciation, in cooperation with the Eden-!j
ton Woman’s Club, has completed |
plans for the second and final half of
the Study Course to be held on Par
ent-Child Relations.
The course, to be held Tuesday, I
January 12, in the Elementary School
at 8:00 P. M., will consist of a skit
entitled “Fresh Variable Winds” in- j
volving the parental perplexities with
school age children.
Tn conclusion the Rev. Gordon Ben
nett will lead a discussion on prob
lems relating to the skit.
Candlelight Service
At St. Paul’s Sunday
Sunday, January 10, at 5 P. M.,
j there will be held in St. Paul’s Epis-'
copal Church an Epiphany candlelight
The service called “The Light of the
World” will be conducted by the mem
bers of the Young People’s Service
League of the Church. A candle will
be provided for each person attending
this service, the burning candle sym
bolizing his carrying the light of
Christ throughout the world,
j The public is cordially invited.
' Sheriff J. A. Bunch reported to the
. County Commissioners Monday that
11953 tax collections in December
I amounted to $37,611.32. This amount
] brought 1953 tax collections to date to i
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of William H.
Coffield Post, No. 9280, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the VFW
ball. Mrs. Ellie Mae Parrish, presi
dent, urges all members to attend.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 7, 1954.
115 Arrests Made
In Two Months For
Game Law Violation
Fines Ranged From $lO
To $250 Plus Costs
Os Court
I Leon Thomas, district game super-,
! visor, reports that in the past two
months 115 persons were arrested, j
(charged with violating the game laws.
; Fines ranged from $lO to $250 in ad
dition to court costs. Mr. Thomas
' says the most frequent violations are
, improper or no hunting licenses, un
j plugged guns, and hunting after shoot
ing hours.
However, arrests were made by
I game protectors for more serious vio
lations, some of which were as fol
Charles A. Smith of Garner and
I Herman C. Spivey of Wilson, charged
I with firelighting deer, were fined
{ $250 each and court costs.
Ernest and Haywood Flannagan of
Murfreesboro, killing a doe deer and.
I over-possession of wild turkeys, were j
fined $l5O each and court costs. Their
. guns and outboard motor were also
1 confiscated.
j Francis Bullinger and Gerald T.
:Tard of Maryland for possession of aj
doe deer were fined SIOO and court j
j Wilson Eves of Elizabeth City, fori
i possession of a doe deer, was fined
i SIOO and court costs.
Lee Cherry of Portsmouth was fin
ed SSO and costs for hunting with no!
! license.
E. L. Wynn and William Vaughan
were charged with killing swan and;
I \v : tl be tried in Federal Court.
Mr. Thomas has complimented the
work of the 16 game protectors in
District 1, which comprises 13 coun
Committee Will
Meet On January 14
Airs. J. P. Ricks. Post
oones Meeting From
January 6
Mrs. J. P. Ricks, Jr., chairman of
the Edenton USO committee, an-
I pounces that the scheduled meeting
I has been postponed from Wednesday, I
I January 6, to Thursday, January 14,1
at 8 o’clock in the Episcopal Parish
House. The Parish House is no lon-|
ger available to the group on Wednes- j
dav evenings.
The change in meeting date is to
allow for completion of needed infor- j
mation in the hope that a definite •
location may be decided upon at the i
next meeting.
In a recent letter from Thomas
Ivunz, associate regional executive in
Atlanta, Ga. ; lie stated that he was
well pleased with the progress being
made in Edenton and that he will
he able to act as soon as the location
is decided upon.
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Hsralc! Editor Arrested And Fined For
“Speeding” Driving 50-55 Miles Per Hour i
l \ ]
J. Edwin Bufflap, editor of The
Herald, was arrested by B. W.
Corey, state highway patrolman,
near Williamston Thursday after
noon, charged with driving 70
miles per hour. Although vigorous
denial was made of the charge,
the editor w-as ordered to appear
in Bertie County Recorder’s Court
Monday morning.
Despite the testimony of three
other competent witnesses in the
car at the time that the defendant
had not driven over 55 miles per
hour, Judge J. B. Davenport ren
dered a verdict of guilty and or
dered a fine of $lO and costs of
So disturbed was the editor
that after his arrest he wrote Ed
ward Scheidt, Commissioner of
Motor Vehicles, the following let
“Dear Mr. Scheidt: As a news
paper editor, a member of the
Edenton Town Council and at
times a member of safety com
mittees in various organizations,
I am keenly interested in compli
ance with traffic regulations in
the interest of safety on our high
ways. To help in this cause I
have used in my paper practically
all releases coming from your of
fice to help reduce accidents on
“Despite this interest and my
compliance with traffic regula-
Taxpayers Urged To
List All Property For
Taxes During January
Emphasis Placed on the
Listing of All Dogs
By Owners
; All persons owning real estate or 1
personal property or both on the first j
day of January are required to give
in same for taxes during the month
[of January. For that purpose tax.
listers have arranged schedules to
make it convenient as possible for tax- ;
payers to attend to this duty.
Tax Supervisor William P. .Jones
calls attention to the requirement to
list, property, failure of which consti
tutes a misdemeanor and upon cop vie -
‘ ’im, a fine or imprisonment.
Aside from real estate and personal
property, Mr. Jones emphasizes the.
fact that all persons, owning dogs, re
gardless of age, are required to list
each and every dog for taxation as
provided for in the General Statutes. ;
Another important phase of tax list- '
! ing is that all persons, firms and j
corporations, domestic and foreign, 1
[engaged in operating any business en
. ternrise in the county shall submit, in
connection with his or its regular tax
list, a tree and accurate inventory.
The list takers’ schedule follows:
First Township—Mrs. E. B. Jordan
[and Mrs. P. S. McMullan, list takers,
; Court House, until January 30 from!
(9. A. M.. to 5 P. M.
j Second Township Henry Bunch, j
| list taker. January 13 and 27 at j
i Elliott Belch’s office at Center Hill; j
•January 22 at Evans’ Store, Cross j
Roads; January 8 and 20 at Walter;
[ Miller’s Store; January 15 at Earl
Smith’s store; January 29 at Coke |
Nixon’s store.
Third Township—T. A. Berryman,
list taker. January 14 at Spivey’si
! store at Rvland: January 7 and 28 at !
Poole's store; January 9. 16, 23 and
!30 at Briggs’ store; January 21 at j
, Ward’s store at Lonesome Pine.
Fourth Township—-Ward Hoskins, 1
list, taker. At Harry Perry’s Store
Vedpesdavs and Saturdays. Other,
days at home from 9 A. M., to 5 1
P - M -
%onic Officers j
Instead Tmi?hf
Willard M. Rhoades Is
New Master of Una
nimitv Lodge
At the meeting tonight of Fnanimi-
Ity Lodge, No. 7. A. F„ & A. M.. offi
cers for the vear 1954 will bp install-
I j
j Those officers include W. M.!
j Rhoades, master; C. W. Overman, sen-1!
• ior warden; Ernest Kehayes, junior;
[warden; R. E. Leary, treasurer: Louis!
George Wilkins, secretary, and W. M. '
Wilkins as a member of the board of
At the same time the offices ap- ;
pointed by the new master will also
he installed. C. T. Griffin, outgoing
master, urges a large attendance to i
witness the installation ceremony.
tions and never having been cited
for any violation, I was almost ,
dumbfounded this (Thursday) as- |
ternoon near Williamston when I
was stopped by one of your pa
trolmen. B. W. Corey, who charg
ed that I was driving 70 miles an
hour when as a matter of fact I
was not driving 55 miles at the
very most. I am not one who
drives fast, so that in this in
stance lam very certain the pa- \
trolman made a mistake. Had I >
been driving anywhere like he
said I w r as I would have admitted |
it and expressed my sorrow, but I
feel that I have been done an in
justice in being falsely charged
and having to go to Windsor for
“I believe in law enforcement
and am not writing you because
of any ill will toward this partic
ular officer, but only to let you
know that I am not guilty as
charged and in the hope that pa
trolmen will be sure of their
charges when made to the end
that there will be more respect j
for them as well as complying
with the law.
“In this particular case the of
ficer erred, as can be attested to
by three other passengers in my
“In accord with your program
for safety on the highwavs, I am,
“Very truly,
“J. Edwin Bufflap.”
,|Town Council Meets
j Friday Night Instead
j Os Tuesday, Jan. 12th
j Edenton Town Council will hold its
I January meeting Friday night, Janu
! ary 8, at 8 o’clock in the Municipal
; Building.
The meeting has been stepped up
! from Tuesday night, January 12, the
. regular time, because Mayor Leroy
! Haskett is obliged to be out of town
|on the 12th.
1 Edenton Students
Given Recognition
For Math Solutions
Listed Tn News Letter
At University of
Seven Edenton junior-senior high
i schoolers are among outstanding high
school mathematics students given;
j honor recognition in the current issue |
of the University of Oklahoma Mathe-i
| matics News Letter at Norman, Okla.,j
announced Dr. Richard V. Andree, j
The students submitted correct so
lutions to the problems in the News
Letter, which is mailed to math de
partments and teachers in the 48;
states and Europe, Asia, Africa, Can
ada and South America.
| Math wizards are Evelyn Mae
; Bunch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Lee Bunch, Route 2; Betty Jane
i Byrum, daughter of R. H. Byrum,
j Route 1; Leigh Dobson, whose par-
J ents are Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Sawyer,
403 North Broad Street; Ann Bras
well, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
I Braswell. 110 West Eden Street; Bar
ilia ra Nathene Dail, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. N. D. Dail, 20 Westover
j Heights: Frances Stokes, daughter of|
Mr. and Mrs. W. Leslie Morgan. Star,
Route, Edenton; and Bobhy Pratt, I
| whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. R. L. !
I Pratt, 208 West Eden Street.
jßed Men Install j
! New Me Officers
Walter Bond New Sa
chem of Chowan
Officers for Chowan Tribe, No. 12,
Improved Order of Red Men, were in
stalled at a meeting of the tribe on
Monday night, The installation was
conducted by Jack Barrow, tribal dep
uty and included the following offi
Sachem, Walter Bond; prophet, L.
! O. Copeland; senior sagamore, Raleigh
Hollowell; junior sagamore, William
E. Barrow; collector of wampum,
Jack Barrow; keeper of wampum, W.
M. Rhoades; chief of records, J. Ed
win Bufflap; keeper of wigwam, W. J.
Daniels and trustee for three years,
L. A. Bunch.
The new sachem named his appoint
ive officers, who will be installed at |
next Monday night’s meeting, as fol
Sannaps, John R. Lewis and John I
Lee Spruill; braves, Leroy Skinner,!
Frank Hughes, G. R. Nixon and '
Lloyd Parrish; warriors, John H. As
hed, G. E. Cudipher, E. W. Williford
and John L. Goodwin; guard of the j
wicket, H. W. Layton; guard of the
forest, H. S. Rogerson. !
Civic Calendar
Extension farm schools sched
uled to be held in the Chowan
Countv Court House January 12,
13, 14 and 15.
Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
w'ill meet Wednesday night, Janu
ary 13, at 7:30 o’clock at the home
of Mrs. E. L. Ward.
VFW Auxiliary meets tonight
(Thursdav) at 8 o’clock in the
VFW hali.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F,
& A. M., will install officers for
the year 1954 at a meeting to be
held tonight (Thursday) at 8
o’clock in the Court House.
Edenton USO committee will
meet Thursday night, January 14,
at 8 o’clock in the Episcopal
Chowan County Farm Bureau
fish frv supper in the Chowan
High School gymnasium Friday
afternoon. January 8. at 4 o’clock, j
Chowan High School Parent-.
Teacher Association will meet
Tuesdav night, January 12, at
7:30 o’clock.
Evangelism and Membership j
Commission of the Methodist ;
Church will meet at the parson
age tonight (Thursday) at 7:30
'Continued on F-ase Four)
$2.00 Per Year.
6,324 Meals Served
In District's Lunch
Rooms Each Day
Program Considered In
tegral Part of School
The Pasquotank-Perquimans-Cam
den-Chowan Health District has a
population of slightly over fifty thous
and persons. Os this number 11,442
arc enrolled in one of its 26 public
schools. Twenty-five of these schools
or 11,290 students have lunch room fa
cilities available. A check during the
month of December .shows that an av
erage of 6,324 meals were reported
as served daily. Os this number 3.235
meals are ser d daily to 5.200 rural
students and 3,089 meals served daily
to 6.000 urban students.
Tn most eases the lunch rooms are
j modern, wed equipped, attractive, with
1 high sanitation standards and operat
ed by trained personnel. Many lunch
| room employees have completed spe
cial training courses conducted by
| School Lunch Program supervisory
, staff as wed as training by other
i agencies. In most cases these lunch
! rooms are also a part of the communi
ty, serving as banquet rooms, a meet
ing place for civic organizations or
other groups. Many of these cafe
terias are comparatively new, These
lunchrooms are operated on a non
profit basis.
These same lunch rooms have be
come an integral part of the school
and are as vitally important as the
home economic room, art room, work
shop, etc. Primarily its purpose is to
provide an adequate, appetizing, low
cost lunch to the greatest number of
children possible, yet its equally im
portant purpose as now recognized, is
its educational value. Today the edu
cational advantages offered by this
i service are recognized by educators as
I being an integral part of the total
i school program, contributing its share
to fuliv equipping, physically and
'mentally, today’s child for a tomor
row’s adult citizen role. It is now
recognized as an educational lahora
j tory. to he used in correlating the
i teaching of health food habits, citizen
ship. and other factors that go into
: the overall education of the child.
Its influences carry into the home
; bringing many changes in food and
health habits.
< Youth is a period of unrest and ac
tivity. and it is a part of the school
work to direct these energies so as
to obtain the best development. Youth
requires generous nourishment and
I sleep. A child who comes to school
tired and worn from disturbed sleep
cannot profit in body or mind, and one
who conies to school hungry, or who
does not have correct lunch at noon
time is seriously handicapped.
According to the survey there are
4.966 children not taking full advan
tage of school cafeterias, (Some chil
dren purchase milk only.)
Parents have the primary respon
sibility for the health of their chil
dren. How well the family meets its
responsibility in relation to providing
food, rest, recreation, medical and
dental services, plus a healthful en
vironment, is a highly important sac
; tor in relation to the child’s health
Many times children are given
I money to eat in the school cafeteria
(only to end up across the road, or
down the street, substituting “soda
pop”, candy or other knick-knacks for
the balanced meal (including milk)
available at the school cafeteria.
There are, however, cases where there
is a financial problem, especially in
large families. There are desirable
(Continued on Page Four)
Information Sought
For Tax Equalization
W. P. Jones, who took over the du
ties of county tax supervisor on Janu
1, was authorized by the county com
missioners Monday to contact an ap
praiser for an estimation on equaliza
tion of property in Chowan County.
Farm Bureau Fish Fry
Supper Friday Night
E. M. Howell, secretary and treas
urer of the Chowan County Farm Bu
reau, has notified members that a fish
fry supper will be held in the Chowan
High School gymnasium Friday after
noon, January 8, at 4 o’clock.
Members and their families are cor
| dially invited to attend, but each one
is requested to bring their own bread.
Edenton firemen were called out
| about 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon
| when a trash fire developed near the
j home of Winston Bonner on North
> Granville Street. No damage result
j ed.
P. S. McMullan on Monday was re
appointed tax assessor and appraiser
for Chowan County for the year 1954.

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