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The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, July 07, 1966, Image 1

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Ann Harrell won the tfa Hl|e |jitbltc |lantde NEW RESPONSIBILITIES 'Gov. Dari K. Moore made a good choice when he select ed Rev. Robert Harrell of Chowan County as an addi tion to the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council. While Northeastern North Carolina will miss the lead ership which has been furn ished by Bob Harrell over the past years, he will serve 'ijhis state well. As superintendent of miss ions for the Chowan Baptist Association, Bob Harrell has t demonstrated a unique abili ty to maintain -unity while progressing at a rapid pace. He was reluctant to accept the chairmansihp of the Eqgnton-Chowan Good Neigh bop Council last spring. The times were not the most pjMsant in Chowan’s long, and colorful history. ,ft>b Harrell, nevertheless, v?as the man of the hour. He on the spot; charged with the responsibility of cre ating a good race relations climate for our community. While things were not nearly as bad as the big city news media reported, every thing was not peaches and cream. The work of a new, county-wide Good Neighbor Qjjjncil was clearly cut out for them. ajiob Harrell, as chairman, iMisted on open, frank dis t rilsion by all members of file council. He saw that.all available facts and opinions ajred before a decision was And once the dye had cast he stuck to his was in his role as chair man of the local council that I 8 and won the respect id S. Coltrane, one of jelia’s most dedicated servants. ane was impressed le way the local situa is handled. He admir- Harrell and when it evident that he need an able assist ant, he perapnally selected the *• local chairman. Gov. Igqore concurred. r>We did not always agree tftth Bob Harrell’s thinking. 4nd vice versa. We 1 respect ed his right to his own ideas and, approach to a problem. ißat the quality which im {pressed us most was his will tttngftess to be fair, open and wlmpletely above board in ievery undertaking. .Next week the Harrells wflJ move from our com munity. x They will take on greater responsibilities. We prikh them well, ' tionali.4t Party nomination over five other delegates and went on to take the position over the Federalist candi date. “Fan for Ann” she told her SAFE, WATERY SUMMER —There is more interest than ever in the water as a means of relaxation. More boaters, more swimmers, more fishermen, more of just about everything connected with water. In a relatively short period of time two persons have drowned along The Public Parade. Because of this and increased activity on the wa ter we find it timely to dis cuss safety measures for a watery summer. To make the summer in the surf safe and pleasurable and to avert or reduce the toll of last summer’s 6,000 drownings the American Red Cross (ARC) and the American Medical Asociation (AMA) recommend the fol lowing water safety rule|: • Learn to swim. The 'ability to swim, the ARC points out, helps you to over come the fear and panic that grips nonswimmers in a wa ter emergency. If you can swim a little, learn to swim better. The Red Cross book let, “Teaching Johnny to Swim’’ is an easy-to-follow illustrated guide for, parents teaching very young ones to swim. It is available from local Red Cross chapters—as is free-swimming instruction. • Never swim alone. A companion may save your life. • Swim in a safe place. The presence of a lifeguard usually indicates an area is safe. ‘No trespassing’ signs or signs warning of danger should be taken seriously. • NEVER dive unless you know the water is deep enough and that there are no submerged objects such as rocks. • NEVER depend on a tube or inflated toy to sup port you in water where you cannot manage without them. They’ve been known to spring leaks, leaving swim mers helpless and in grave danger., •If you haven’t done much swimming, take it easy the first fe(v times. Recog nize your limitations. • Don’t swim when you’re tired, overheated, or full from a recent meal. • Don’t try to affect a swimming rescue unless you know how. It’s preferable to throw a line or ring buoy to the swimmer in trouble if he’s not too far from shore. If the victim is in deep wa ter, you can wade to chest depth and offer a reaching assist while bracing yourself by bending backward toward Continued on Page 4 O \ ’ ~" r " Edenton, n County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, July 7, 1966. fellow delegates. And fan they did. All 312 of them. It was hot as blazes on the University of North Ca rolina-Greensboro campus like in most other sections of Tar Heelia. Ann used the weather to her advantage as she promised to distribute fans to all. the delegates if she won the nomination. After clearing the first hurdle Tuesday afternoon, Ann joined with her cam paign manager, Corrine Blay.- iock of New Bern, to plan their strategy. The first or der of business was to make good the one and only cam paign promise. Once all the fans were made, Ann settled back to relax and wax poetic. It went like this: “My name is Ann and here I stand With knocking knees and audient pleas. This lieutenant governor I long to be If you will cast your vote for me. I’ll prove a leader strong and true And dedicate myself to you. I can think of rhyming words no more So vote for Ann Harrell and she’ll get off the floor.” The originality of Ann and her campaign crew was too much for Doris Smith of Greensboro, and the local delegate became Senate pres ident. She joined Gov. Mary Irvin of Concord in the top Girls’ State positions. Notified of her election at 2:30 P. M., Thursday, Ann was rushed into a briefing Continued on Page 4 'NEW MAIL DROP Postmaster James M. Bond recently placed aU. S. Mail drop on the west side of North Broad Street in front of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in a continuing effort to relieve the congestion at the post office corner. Broad and Church Streets. Postal employe Leo E. LaVoie is pictured taking mail from the box in one of his several daily rounds. Postmaster Bond said it is hoped that this mail drop will be helpful to postal patrons, especially during the alternoou rush hour, __ ■ ... I — _ _ f on Approves National’s Bank Petition Comptroller of the Cur rency James J. Saxon has approved the application of First National Bank of East ern North Carolina to es tablish a branch in Eden ton. At the same time Saxon denied the application of the proposed Albemarle National Bank. The First National Bank’s application has been pend ing for more than two years. Their home office is in Jacksonville. Meredith Jones, agent for the proposed Albemarle Na tional Bank, had announced earlier that option had been taken on property at the cor ner of Broad and Church Streets as headquarters for the bank. Jones said Saxon disap proved establishment of a new bank in this area on June 21. By his ruling, Jones said the comptroller of currency said it would be better for the community to have an established bank open a branch operation here. “The organizers of the new bank are disappointed that their efforts to bring a loc ally owned and operated bank to this section has been denied,” Jones said in a statement released, Wednes day. “However, the main ob jective of bringing banking competition to Edenton and the surrounding area has been accomplished. Mr. Sax on is to be congratulated for recognizing / the true banking needs of our community and both institutions are entitled to the full support and best wishes of every citizen. “Hopefully, now\all of the banking resources available to Edenton can be marshall ed to provide an even brighter economic future for all of its people.” Suttle Winner On Second Try Bill Suttle of Greensboro is the new National Presi dent of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Suttle was elected last week at the Jaycee conven tion in Detroit, Mich. For the former state presi dent, this was his Second crack at the national title. He withdrew from the race last year in Buffalo after the 30th ballot, allowing Jim Skidmore of New Jersey to become president. The story was different this year when Suttle rode a tide to victory in the first balloting. He garnered 2,300 of the total votes of 3,300. Edenton Jaycees and their wives attending the Detroit convention were Bob Waller, Sam Cox, Albert Ward, Brit ton Byrum, Jack Habit and Frank Habit. .’■ WMB iaSs ... Jfo .-Iml m WW'%* v \ HOT? SOME COULDN’T CARE LESS The temperature of late has played in the upper 90’s and Edentonians have practically melted. However, there are those who take it in stride so long as the fans whirl and the air conditioners hum. Then there are the diaper league members who just couldn’t care less about how uncomfortable those who, out of custom, must wear clothes. Cooling under the umbrella formed by giant pecan trees is Paul Gregory Amburn, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Amburn, Jr., 104 West Gale Street. Commissioners Will Call Trash Dump Inspection Chowan County Commis sioners, acting on com plaints lodged by county residents, have called on the health department to investi gate conditions at the Town of Edenton trash dump. Morris Small appeared be fore the commissioners Wed nesday morning, representing residents in the area where the town dumps trash. Small said area residents are bothered by smoke from burning trash as well as flies and other insects which come from wet garbage re maining on top of the ground He said ,it was his under standing that the town would not burn trash and also that the area would be used as a land-fill. He added that he is in sympathy with the fact that water is so close to the top of the ground it is diffi cult to bury the trash. How ever, he said he did not con sider it fair for the people in rural Chowan County to suffer from the town’s gar bage. Chairman W. E. Bond told Small he had discussed the matter with Mayor. John A. Mitchener, Jr., who informed him the town was doing the best they could with what they had to work with. “Mayor Mitchener told me there were some items which just had to be burned,” Chairman Bond said. f Following the discussion, Commissioner Dallas Jethro, Jr., said the health depart iment should make an inves tigation of the area and sup ply recommendations to the board. During their July meet ing.' the commissioners ac cepted the resignation of Miss Pauline Calloway as home agent and employed Mrs. Mary G. Gowper. Miss Cal iowav was granted a leave several months ago and Mrs. Cowper was hired on a tem porary basis. Miss Calloway informed the commissioners she desired to work on her Pii.D. degree and would like to be relieved of her posi tion on August 31, 1966. At a joint meeting with the. Board of Education, J. W. Davis was reappointed to the Chowan County ABC Board for a term beginning in July, 1966. Rev. Robert Harrell re signed as chairman of the Edenton-Chowan Good Neigh bor Council. The commissioners passed a resolution, upon suggestion of the ABC Board, that em ployes of the system come under the local government letirement plan. Coroner Carroll A. Boyce made specific requests for additional pay, mileage and equipment. Commissioners did not take action on the requests since the 1966-67 budget had been made. Charles Overman, extension director, appeared to request reserved parking spaces back of the hotel building for county employes who are re quired to make several trips from the building each day. He said it would be more efficient if the people were allowed to park in the spaces directly behind the building. No action was taken. John Lee Spruill, veterans service officer, was com mended for the fine job he is doing and granted a pay increase r. f S2OO per year. The state pays one-half of Spruill's salary. A request for operating funds for the library was approved. The commissioners cut the fire insurance on Chowan’s historic court house from $150,000 to $85,000. Chair man Bond said insurance company representatives said they would pay only re placement costs, estimated at $72,000 should the building be destroyed. The jail report showed 19 persons jailed for from one to 30 days during June at a total cost of $255.06. ECC Pre-college Course Attended GREENVILLE About 260 of next fall’s freshmen at tended the third two-day seg ment of this summer’s pre college counseling program at East Carolina College last week. Among those in attendance were Brenda Kay Bunch and Linda Perry Forehand, both es Chowan County. Single Copy 10 Cents Word Awaited From Industry On New Facility A nationally known con cern is expected to announce “very shortly" their plans to construct a big manufactur ing plant in Edenton. Edenton Chamber of Com merce officials say they are “much encouraged” by recent contact with an “active” prospect. It is believed that a decision by the firm, whose name has not yet been re leased, will be made within the next few days. At the same time, Aero vox Corporation of Myrtle Beach, S. C., informed local officials they would build a second plant in South Caro lina. The reason given for abandoning plans for erec tion of the plant here was that adequate financing could not be secured at this time in North Carolina. Also, it was believed that a second plant close to the Myrtle Beach operation would be more advantage ous to the firm. Aerovox had gone so far as to begin a training pro gram at Edenton Municipal Airport. Some 15 persons had been employed. This program ended Wednesday. The firm had obtained an option on 40 acres of prop erty just outside the Town of Edenton and had an nounced earlier that a labor survey they had requested of the state would determ ine whether or not they would locate here, Although the survey indi cated adequate labor was available in the area to staff both “prospects” being en tertained by the area, Aero vox stated their decision was based on finances. Robert W. Moore, chamber executive vice president, said while he is disappointed that Aerovox would not lo cate here, he is encouraged over prospects of the other firm selecting Edenton for a plant site. Stevens Lawn Award Winner Mr. and Mrs. Chester C. Stevens, 10 Albania, are win ners of the Jaycee-sponsored lawn award for June. James Darnell, acting chairman of the new pro ject, said the $5 cash award was voted by a select judging committee. He said the com mittee members had a diffi cult time selecting the Lawn of the Month. The committee cited four for honorable mention. They were Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Mayo, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Elmore and Mr. and Mrs. George Alma Byrum. Javcees plan to judge lawns during June, July and August of each year. Aubrey Davis is chairman of the community develop ment committee. White Reports Sale Os Bonds Chowan County ranks fourth in the state in per centage of the 1966 U. S. Savings Bond quota sub scribed at the end of May. R. Graham White, local volunteer chairman, reports sales for the first five months of this year at $46.- 563, which is 62.6 per cent of the county’s annual quota. In North Carolina, sales totaling $4,637,377 were re ported for May, an increase of 10 per cent over Mav, 1965. Fire Damages Bales Os Cotton Fire broke out Saturday morning in a warehouse of Leafy Brothers Storage Com pany, North Broad Street, causing damage to 27 bales of cotton. Fire Chief W. J. Yates said the blaze was reported at 11:30 A. M. after the sprinkler system in the building was set off. He said the cause of the fire has not been determined. There was only slight damage to the interior of the warehouse. It was the firet reportsttl« fire in Edenton in the past two months,

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