The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting at J. E.
Bufflap and Hector Lupton, at 423-426 Sooth
Broad Street, Bdenton, N. C.
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At this time** year both the county and town gov
erning bodie JStot tfemselves with many figures in
compding a budXWsie new fiscal year on which, of
course, depends W& »te. While the cost m
ment operation, like household expenses, continue on the
upward trenA. it, wjl be comforting 10
to learn thal jnj pft they will not be called
~non to nay rate for the next flSCal year '
P Town Tuesday night approved a
proposed budgetJpaMwovides for a $1.30 tax rate, the
same as last year. i
While the County Commissioners have not gathered
together all of the necessary figures, on the face of the
various budgets presented, it appears that the tax rate
can be held to s>63, the same as last year, despite the
fact that th*#afre Jt>me slight increases in a few of the
appropriation** w . :
Both governing bodies are very conservative and inter
ested in holdingthe tax rate at a minimum, while at the
same time pinch-penny policies which are
and welfare of the com
Either CWwan’Courrtv will or will not continue the
blood program, which depends upon Chowan County citi
zens donating-enpugh money to make up the Red Cross
fund raising of $l,lOO.
Another drive will be inaugurated next week in an
effort to amount in order to continue this very
important program. If the drive fails, it is alto
gether po?sifelb that somebody, maybe YOU or a member
of your immediate family will face the necessity of hav
ing somebody- round up a person who has matching
blood, ants will donate some, in an emergency at our local
The blood program is too important to be abandoned,
so that it is hoped Chowan County people will rally to
this second appeal for funds to the end that the blood
program will be continued and thus make a humane con
tribution to the relief of . suffering and even more im
portant, saving lives.
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Be Fn»r With Yourself
Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the importance
of taking advantage of the free chest X-ray now being
offered in Chowan County. Sonic local tax money goes
toward making this survey possible, so that every person
over 15 years of age should be X-rayed in an effort to
detect the presence of tuberculosis. It is a very simple
matter, for it is not necessary to change clothing, and it
requires only about a minute of your time. Do justice
to yourself—be X-rayed!
to THE VOTERS OF
To each of the 715 voters who expressed their confidence in my ability and integrity in the Demo
cratic Primary of May 29th I extend my personal and sincere appreciation.
I feel that it is my duty to refute and deny the rumor circulated during the closing days of the
rarrfpaign.that I was “kicked out” of the Navy. I hasten to state that it is my conviction that Mr. E.
W. Spires is in no manner personally responsible for this report. I consider that his actions and attitude
during the campaign were above reproach.
'The fetter handed me upon my release to inactive duty is reproduced below in order to disprove
this false and malicious rumor.
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U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION
o- ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
REFER TO FIEE NO.
Ser: 185 28 February 1954.
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From: Commanding Officer
To: LCriß<&j£fcm S. Privott, USNR, 212444/1355
Subj : _ Letter, p/, Appreciation.
1. ThV Officer takes pleasure in expressing the sincere appreciation of the United States
Navy to upon your release to inactive duty for your honorable and faithful naval service.
2. It js noted tjiat you, as a naval reservist, were first called to active duty in October, 1942. You sub-
with combat units located at Santa Cruz, Brazil, as station Executive Officer, and
later as a staff officer attached to Commander Fourth Fleet at that station. You also served at NAS,
NAS, Edenton, N. C., and as a member of the staff of Fleet Wing Five based
at Norfolk, 'Virginia, as well as aboard this naval air station.
3. It is further ndted that your performance of duties have been of such general outstanding excellence
that this has been made the subject of commendatory letters now on record in Navy Department files,
one of which dealt with your excellent performance of duty as Judge Advocate of a court of inquiry
convened in the case of the collision of the USS VALCOUR and the SS THOMAS TRACY.
4. Youc. enthusiasm, loyalty and mature good judgment have materially contributed to the further
ance of this command’s mission in your performance of legal and administrative duties for which you
were : responsible while attached to the naval Air Station, Atlantic City, N. J.
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T " v „ (Signed) R. C. YOUNG.
I say: “Thanks To You.”
’’ Most sincerely,
WILLIAM S. PRIVOTT.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, N. C., THURBDAY, JUNE 10, 1954.
Heard & Seen
Wednesday of last week a mass chest X-ray survey
began in Edenton which will be in progress until July <
8 every day except Sundays and Mondays. It is no trou- |
ble at all to stand before a lens a few seconds and it,
can be of inestimable value in letting you know if you
have any traces of tuberculosis. Considering the little
time necessary and the fact that the X-rays are free ev
ery person in Chowan County. 15 years of age or older, ,
should take advantage of this opportunity. To be: fore
warned about the presence of TB brings into reality t e
old saying “ a stitch In time save* nine.” The X-ray unit
is located dnythe lot next to the Police Station. All shou
take advantage of a good thing.
* Edenton friends will be interested to learn that Major
General Karl S. Day, formerly.stationed at the Edenton
Marine base, was recently one of three generals promoted
in a ceremony held at Washington. D. C. General Day
made many friends during his stay in Edenton.
Scattered all around town are cables across streets
which a lot of automobile drivers think are contraptions
to cheek speed. It’s good to hold down speed, but the
cables are checking the number of automobiles rather
Bill Goodwin, Jr., is gradually recovering from an op
eration performed in Chowan Hospital Friday. The
youngster is now minus his tonsils, which were removed
at the hospital, and says he’s glad that thing is over.
Charles Lee Overman graduated at N. C. State College
Sunday and while in a barber shop I asked him if he
had a job lined up now that he graduated. “Yes, sir,”
he said, “I’m going to work in Uncle Sam’s army, start
ing in July.”
Baseball games this summer will lack something which
cannot be replaced. Hardly a game was played on Hicks
Field which was not attended by my old friend Henry
Goodwin. All the baseball fans will miss him not only
for his interest in looking at the game but seeing to it
that the admission price was collected. He was a “reg.
ular” at the gate.
Jim Daniels placed a dime on my desk the other day
with this note: “Buff, here is 10 cents I owe you, with
interest.” I forgot what the dime or interest is for, but
Jim’s an honest man.
My youngest brother recently left his home in Pennsyl
vania to move to California and while gathering up what
belongings he and his wife wanted to take with them,
he came across a broken cup. “Don’t throw that away,”
the Missus said. “Why not?” he asked. “Well,” she
said, “that was the first cup I broke after we went to ,
housekeeping.” Rather unique souvenir, eh ? |
It's interesting to note When Cap n Dick Hall makes I
his report or reads other material at Town Council meet
ings. fap’n Dick, despite his 88 years, reads what he
wants to without using glasses. What a man!
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Not quite so many fishermen are in the creeks these
days. One reason is that, Mrs. Martha Crummey has
been: a patient in, Chowan Hospital since last Thursday.
While having a hard time at first, she is now on the
mend, and here’s betting a/stogie she'll be in her boat
and holding one end of a fishing line the first chance
Two things you should do; Don’t fail to he X-rayed
and make another donation to the Red Cross so that the |
county’s blood program can be continued. Then, too, re
' member more money is needed for a swimming pool.
Army Finds Too Many Names The Same;
Adopts Digits To Duck Guessing Game
Washington—The Army is in the
If you are a civilian without prior
service and you receive a greetings
1 from the President there is a number
waiting for you.
If you are a soldier or a former
soldier, you already have yours. It
|is yours along. Many men may have
' your name, but none your service num
This numbering spree started Feb
ruary 28, 1918. While initially it was
confined to enlisted men, the destiny
of the digit was to have rio'bounds. In
1921 officers were digitalized. After
that it seems as though everybody
and everything in the Army had to
have a number—mules, horses, rifles,
pistols, trombones and french horns
Although there had been faint and
spasmodic rumblings on the subject of
numbers as early as 1898, it took Gen
eral John J. Pershing’s recommenda
tion of 1918 to precipitate action.
From Headquarters, American Expe
ditionary Forces in France, the gener
“To prevent confusion and errors in
reporting the names of officers, sold
iers, and civilians, especially in case
of casualties, believed necessary adopt
system of numbers."
The “civilians” referred to those
persons attached to the Army—such
as the press—who had no military
In the same cable, certain comments
were made that were prophetic, among i
“When numbers are given officers,
soldiers, and civilians, they should be
immediately stamped on identification
tags and entered on all records . . .
in case of death, number should not
be reissued . . . after an officer, sold
ier or civilian receives his number, it
must always be mentioned whenever
his name is used on rolls or returns.”
Although the system of issuing
numbers as proposed by Pershing’s
Headquarters was not approved by
The Adiutant General, a numerical
system for enlisted men did evolve.
In 1921, it was decided that officers
of the Regular Army also should be
Who got the low ones? General
John J. Pershing, 01; Major Genera!
Leonard Wood, 02: Major Genera)
| Munter Liggett, 03.
| Sometimes Americans find it inter-1
I esting to delve into what could be
r When a man hangs out his Shingle .. T v
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Thousands of them started that way . . .
with a hole in the wall and a slab of cedar,
hung over the canopied boardwalk.
1 They were men of every sort, in businesses
of every sort. And most of them had some
things in common, like vision, initiative, and
faith in the future.
But each that lasted had still an extra
quality in common with the other —an acute
consciousness of the responsibilities he as*
sumed when he went into business.
He knew that the day he "hung out his
shingle" he did more than announce a new
venture —he announced his willingness to
plight his future with his community and
Hobbs Implement Co^JjssL
called “trivia curiosa" such as—who
has what number?
As a general, President Eisenhower
has 03822. Colonel Harry S. Truman
has 0129869. General Douglas Mac-
Arthur has 057. General Omar N.
Bradley has 03807. General George
C. Marshall has an easy combination —
However, times have changed. When
Joe Doaks enlists in the Army now
he gets a big bunch of digits. Chang. '
es and modifications to the original
serial numbering system have been
made throughout the years—but none
in the basic principle of identifying
As for the civilian, that was settled
a long ime ago by the late General
Henry P. McCain when he was The
Adjutant General. He disposed of the
question with . . . “The numbering of
civilians is believed to be both im
practical and unnecessary.”
What a pity, the poor unburdened
BACK TAXES COLLECTED
Due to the efforts of Special Tax
Attorney J. N. Pruden, Chowan Coun- j
ty’s coffer has been enriched to the
tune of $910.21 in way of back taxes
paid to Clerk of Court E. W. Spires.
The collection represents back tax
es as far back as 1932 to 1951 and i
include payments from $2.96 to $61.34. j
The County Commissioners have in- [
structed Attorney Pruden to carry out.
the letter of the law in order to col
lect all back taxes.
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t Protect Your Tectb
with regular check-ups by y6urdgousr V
For daily care, buy Olag, the tooth pa»te-den
tists recommend . . . scientifically sufXTidr. 1
wonderfully refreshing . . . makes your moutli
feel so clean!
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AT DRUG STORES EVERYWHERE
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Watch and Jewelry
I We Are In Pbsition Xo Give
3 to 4- Day Deiiveiy
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All Work Guaranteedt
with his neighbors ... to livd with them, to
work with them, and to serve them/
Now the signs have .sotote.-HBjit
though neon has supplanttd*j3i«£cettf§sl4b
and the modern store front has replaced the
canopied boardwalk, the phlfbsiyfSy/o'f The
successful remains the same,
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It’s the philosophy that admits to *thc
responsibilities assumed l^wfcfch
"hangs out his shingle”—the respopsibilidef
to his neighbors, to his to
It’s the philosophy to
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