The Chowan Herald j
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. E.
Buff lap and Hector Lupton, at 428-425 South
Broad Street, Eden ton, N. C.
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i J. BDWIN BUFPLAP - --Editor
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Entered as second-class matter August 30,
1934. at the Post Office at Edenton. North Caro
lina, under the act of March 3,187 V.
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respect, etc., will be charged for at regular
if They that were scattered abroad went every
where preaching the word.—Acts 8:4.
FVFRY CHRISTIAN receive* his God-riven com
mission as Ambassador for Christ to *«*?«•* ‘* the good
ness of God and salvation through faith in the i aviou .
Insnire us. Almighty One. to carry Thy Gospel to
those who are in darkness that Thy will may he done in
earth as it is is heaves. ...
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”We hope, with all our hearts, that you never
will have occasion to seek our help."
This is the thought of some of your neighbors
this polio season. They're the people who make up
one of the 3.100 county chapters of the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. They stand
reedy to help you with financial assistance, infor
mation and reassurance, should you ever require it.
This is made possible by the March, of Dimes.
Sixteen years ago, when the National Founda
tion was founded, the chief weapons in the fight
against polio were care, comfort and hope. There
was very little else.
Then came research sponsored by the March of
Dimes, seeking the possible prevention of para
A few years ago, tests were made of gamma glo
bulin which showed this blood derivative was a
temporary preventive of paralytic polio, when giv
en under the right conditions. It is in sh<*rt sup
ply. but about 2,000.000 doses are available to
hard-hit areas through state and local health offi
Right now. studies of a polio vaccine are going
on in 217 areas across the country. Early next
year, we’ll know if this trial vaccine gives long
lasting protection against paralysis.
These programs have been financed voluntarily
by the American people Last January, they con
tributed a record amount to the annual March of
Dimes. But it fell at least 520.000.000 short of
meeting she 1954 needs.
The staggering cost of patient aid. added to the
unusually heavy sums required by the Polio Pre
vention Program, have exhausted March of Dimes
funds. At this moment, money is desperately need
ed to aid today’s polio victims ... to pay for gamma
globulin for hard-hit areas . . . to complete the polio
vaccine trials which hold such wonderful promise.
Your neighbors—who pray that you never need
their help—ask for your extra help in this year of
No canvass for funds is being made in Chowan i
Countv. but any contributions will be gladly receiv- ,
ed at The Chowan Herald office.
Denying Freedom Itself
Defenders of Communist teachers argue that
Communism is simply a political belief to which
anyone is entitled, regardless of occupation. In
other words, they inferentially claim that in prin
ciple it - ' no different than being a Democrat or a
The Portland Oregonian answered that conclu
sively in these words: “The Communist party is
not just a political party. It is a gigantic hoax,
the prime tenet of which i- that the end —which b
complete subjugation—justifies the means—which
include deceit, fraud, guile, falsehood. To argue
that academic freedom or any freedom encom- ,
passes such a principle is to deny freedom itself.'
The thousands of country weekly and smaller
city daily newspapers in the United States stand in
a unique position.
Absolutely nothing takes the place of the home
town paper. It leaves a printed record of com
munity life and activity that can be found no
All of which points up the fact that the local
newspapers in every corner of our country furnish
a deathless record of the people and the area they
serve. Local history is recorded and preserved by
the country press of the nation —hopes, aspirations,
facts, drama, marriages, births, deaths, political
events, legal records—the whole chain of human
A town without a local newspaper is like a pho
nograph without a record.
If you haven’t already done so, dig into your
pocket a second time this year for the March of
•Church is one place you can always get some
thing for nothing.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDKNTON t N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1954.
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! Heard & Seen >
By “Buff” j
At their meeting the Commissioners were in sort
j of a jovial mood and joked somewhat with Bob
Marsh, assistant county agent, who still remains
out of the “two can live as cheap as one” class.
Not content with joking Bob, the Commissioners
turned their attention to Miss Hattie Singletary,
home agent, and Miss Clara Mason, assistant home
agent. However, Miss Mason informed the Com
missioners that she and Miss Singletary have very
keen competition now that school has opened, with
12 new Misses added to the school faculty. Clerk
Maurice Bunch attempted to “comfort” both the
agents by saying, “Well, maybe you'll not have as
much competition as you think, for there’s some
single teachers here who have been teaching in
Edenton near about as long as the school has been
Strengthening my opinion that Edenton is a good
place to live was given another “amen” when I
met West By rum, Jr., the other night. West had
just returned from a tour with the U. S. Navy in
the Far East. He was discharged from the Navy
and speaking about what he had seen he said, “No
matter what I have seen, good old Edenton looks
better to me than anything else in the world.” So
that it might be a good idea for some cljronic belly
achers to leave Edenton for a spell and see what
they think of it when they come back.
Edenton’s Aces will open the 1954 football sea
son Friday night at 8 o’clock on Hicks Field when
they meet Roanoke Rapids High School. If the
weather remains like it was the first part of this
week, the boys in the press box might serve ice
cream and ice-cold lemonade instead of hot coffee
like they did last season. The power of the Aces’
aggregation is a big question mark. They have a
new coach. Bill Billings, from Wilmington, so let’s
turn out in big numbers to greet the new coach and
show the Aces we’re back of ’em.
Walking by a parked car the other day. I heard a
cheery “Hello, there.” Looking around. I saw my
old friend E. T. Rawlinson. who has been conspicu
ous by his absence down town and his usual visits
to The Herald office lately. E. T. for some time
now has spent practically all of his time at home
due to ill health, so here’s one who hopes he will
soon be able to ramble down town instead of de
pending upon an automobile to occasionally see
something besides four walls.
Something was said at the County Commission
ers' meeting Thursday about the ramie roots which
were planted recently by John F. White on an ex
i perimental basis. Chairman West Byrum said he
was informed that ramie is sort of a weed and that
the fiber from it is used in making cloth. Winks
Bond promptly piped up. “Well, if it's a weed. I'm
darn sure it will grow on my farm.” Commission
ers Raleigh Peele arid Jbe Webb evidenced some in
terest in the discussion and at about the same time
both asked. “Must it be dusted? Everything else
we grow must be dusted.”
And talking about school, it caused a little com
plication at the home of John Parrish on the Wind
sor Highway when school opened last week. Little
Ann Parrish boarded the school bus for her first
trip to school and her younger sister. Martha Lou.
wanted to go along. “You can't get on the bus,”
said her mother. “Ann is going to school and you
are not old enough to go.” The little girl then pon
dered a while and then said. “Well. then, let's you
and 1 go to Sunday School. I’m not too young to
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Mrs. Sam Allen, a former Edentonian now liv- |
ing at Salisbury. N. C.. sent a brief letter this week J
in which she said: “Dear Buff—l'm worried. Did
Hurricane Carol take you awav? No paper this
week and sure miss getting the home town news.”
Well, by this time she should have a copy of last
1 week's paper and she'll see that Hurricane Carol
skipped us. However, now Hurricane Edna is in
the making and if the bloomin' hurricane season
j doesn t end soon, we’re liable to become a victim.
Anyway. I don t see why they call the hurricanes
j by girls’ names. According to the number of ’em
lately, the “gals must be doing a lot of running
And speaking about letters, I received one this
week addressed as follows: “J. E. Bufflap—Prints
Most of Gossip That’s Fit to Be Printed.”
A meeting which should be of interest to local
sports fishermen will be held in the Poplar Branch
school Monday, September 27, when it is proposed
to consider extending commercial fishing up Yeo
pim River over two miles. This is a favorite sports
fishing area for many local fishermen and with nets
set in the waters, your guess Is as good as mine as
to what will happen to sports fishing. The plan is
to extend commercial fishing from the mouth of the
River to Deep Water Point, so if you’re interested
a visit to the meeting might be Mpful, or if you
cannot attend, a letter to the Wildlife Resources
Commission will register your feeling about the
Ernest! Ward, Jr.,
Speaker At Rotary
Town Clerk Speaks on
Progress of Edenton
Town Clerk Ernest Ward, Jr., was
the principal speaker at last Thurs
day’s Rotary meeting, at which time
he spoke about and presented inter
esting information about the recently
organized Edenton Development Cor
poration. Mr. Ward was introduced
by Philip McMullan, who had charge
of the program.
Mr. Ward gave a brief history of
the organization and why it was form
ed. stating that with the gradual loss
of employment in Edenton, a desire
developed to secure new industry and
that a group made a number of ef
forts to attract several concerns. He
said that at one time Edenton had an
opportunity to secure a new industry,
but lost it due to lack of preparedness
to furnish pertinent information, as
well as financial assistance.
He pointed out that members of
the temporary committee realized that ]
if Edenton is to secure some of the j
industries moving to new locations it
was necessary to have an organiza
tion ready to provide necessary infor
mation as well as being able to pro
vide financial assistance if necessary.
Subsequently the Edenton Develop
ment Corporation was organized and
incorporated with the intention of sell
ing SIOO,OOO worth of stock. How
ever. Mr. Ward stated that if $50,000
is raised the corporation will be ready
to do business. Ho said that at pres
ent three industries are very much in
terested in moving to Edenton one be- i
ing a dyeing and finishing plant and
two garment factories.
Up to Mr. Ward’s address, $41,175
worth of stock had been sold and it is
hoped many more people interested in
the development and progress of
Edenton will purchase shares of stock
in order to he in position to deal with
operators of industries desiring to
change their locations.
Mr. Ward stated that the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment is working hand in hand with
the corporation committee in an effort
to land some new industries for Eden
SUNBEAMS MEET SUNDAY
The Sunbeams of the Edenton Bap
tist Church will meet Sunday morn
ing at 11 o’clock at the church. All
members are urged to attend and new
members are welcome.
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I Progress,” a stage show will be
presented free of charge in the
Edenton Elementary School audi
torium Thursday morning, Sep
. tember 16, at 10:30 o’clock. The
public is cordially invited.
Ed Hallford, Governor of Dis
trict 31-F, Lions International,
will pay an official visit to the
Edenton Lions Club at next Mon
day night’s meeting.
Edenton Aces open 1954 foot
ball season Friday night on Hicks
Field at 8 o’clock when they meet
Roanoke Rapids High School.
Gibson Brickie has called a civil
I defense meeting to be held in the
armory Tuesday night, Septem
ber 14. at 8 o’clock.
Egbert N. Peeler of Raleigh.
Governor of the 278th District of
Rotarv International, will make
an official visit to the Edenton
Rotary Club this (Thursday) af
ternoon at 1 o’clock in the Parish
Revival services now in prog
ress at the Assembly of God j
Church and will continue until
Sunday, September 12.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
& A. M., will dedicate its new
j temple Wednesday night, Sep
’ tember 29, and will observe open
house for the general public Sun
day, October 3.
First Congressional District
Democratic Rally in Elizabeth
City Thursday, October 21.
VFW Post meets in VFW home
Tuesday night of next week.
Chowan Tribe, No. 12. 1.0.R.M.,
meets Monday night at 8 o’clock
in the Red Men hall.
Fund raising drive for the 1
Edenton swimming pool still in
VFW Post home open every
Friday and Saturday night for
members and guests.
Chowanokc Council, No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet Fri
day night at 8 o’clock in the Red
Edenton Lions Club meets next
Monday night at 7 o’clock.
Sunbeams will meet at the Bap
tist Church Sunday morning at 11
For Adults Planned |
At Colored School
Homomaking classes for adults will
lie offered at Edenton Negro High
School, beginning Thursday, Septem
ber 9, at 7:00 P M, All adults are
■ invited to register for the courses.
Davenport Twin Dies
In Albemarle Hospital
Ronald Edward Davenport, 10-day
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lin wood E.
Davenport, died Wednesday morning
at 6:30 o’clock in the Albemarle Hos
pital following an illness of four days.
The boy was born August 29 in Cho
wan Hospital with a twin brother,
Raymond Earl Davenport. Besides
this brother, the boy is survived by his
parents, two sisters, Johnetta White
Davenport and Nancy Lynetta Dav
enport: his paternal
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Davenport >
Roper: his maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. White.
The body will be taken by the Twi
ford funeral directors in Elizabeth
City to the graveside in Beaver Hill
Cemetery this (Thursday) afternoon,
where services will be held at 3
o’clock. The Rev. Ralph Knight, pas-
I tor of Ballard’s Bridge Baptist
i Church, will officiate.
Two Local Teen-agers
I Edenton police last week arrested
two teen-age hoys who confessed to
breaking into a warehouse at Evans
Mill in North Edenton and ransack
ing a number of automobiles stored
there; Tli \ hovs admitted they made
off with about SSOO worth of hags and
other articles taken from 11 auto
The cars were stored in the ware
house by Marines stationed at Eden
ton who are off on maneuvers at
present. The theft was discovered
when one of the car owners returned
Lahe-’O of others and found that
b‘ "fi 111 !'•'<! I>'••'?> wosaeUnd.
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‘a. hag t.i'Ml un a tr,v war the Albe
marle: Peanut Company.
Third Decree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
W. M, Rhoades, master of Unanimi
ty No. 7. A. F.. S- \. M . has
[called -an emergent e-> : lew iration of
. the lodge tonight (Tl.gr : ’- yl at 8
;o’clock in the Court Hon -c.
The purpe >• -,f the meeting, is to
confer the third degree, so that all
members of the lodge, as well as
visiting Masons, are cordially invited
COUPONS ORDERED PAID
1 W. W. Byrum, chairman of the Cho-
Uvan County Commissioners, was au
! thorized at the Commissioners’ meet
ing Thursday morning to pay $5.-
339.63 on the county’s indebtedness.
The amount represents $477.50
school building coupons due
her 15 and $4,862.13 for school build
ing coupons due October 1.