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■ MMI i Distilleries Manufacturing Poisonous Booze Blasted \ Two illegal liquor stills were blown up in rural Cho wan County last Wednesday. Authorities said the booze being manufactured could have been poisonous. Sheriff Earl Goodwin reported the stills were located about ISO yards apart in the Yeopim Section of the county. A well traveled path connected the two and led officers to surmise they were being operated by the same crew. Sheriff Goodwin said 55-gallon steel drums were be ing used as fermenting tanks. This could have caused % THE CHOWAN HERALD A Volume XXXIII.—No. 30. Hollowell In District Limelight Lions Installation Program Scheduled W. Herbert Hollowell, Jr., of Edenton, will be installed tonight (Thursday) as Dis trict Governor 31-J, Lions ..International. Edenton Lions Club will present the installation ser vice of their favorite-son gov ernor afid the 1966-67 district cabinet at Chowan Golf and Country Club, beginning at '7:30 o'clock. Wallace I. West of Wil mington, past Lions Interna flST i ISlEfe;. - 'ii ■ft 31 *' WL 4 > ' WALLACE L WEST public parade HAILS PROGRESS— More and more publications are finding interesting copy along The Public Parade. Recently Lloyd Griffin’s “We The People” dealt at length with interesting as pects of Edenton and Cho wan County, t According“to L. S. Blades, t Jr., president of The Nor folk & Carolina Telephone & Telegraph -Company, the Elizabeth City based firm has recently earned the dis tinction of becoming the cover subject for one of the nation’s foremost telephone industry publications. The July issue of “Tele phone Engineer and Man agement,” one of the coun try’s oldest trade maga zines, features as its cover, a composite of the 60 by 65 mile section of Northeast North Carolina served by the company, an illustration of some of the new equipment to soon be put into use, and a photograph of historic Edenton harbor in contrast with one of the company’s modem microwave towers in the background. The accompanying article, “Long Range Economic Stu dies, Community Support ■ Justify EAS„ Microwave Net work,” acclaims the planned December cutover to Extend ed Area Service (Albemarle Metro) to be the largest geo graphic area cutover yet ac complished by an -independ ent telephone company. The toll-free service provided by EAS will be available to telephone subscribers in all or parts of seven counties, comprising a total land area ot 3,900. square miles. The magazine devotes four pages to an outline of the planning required by the company, how it has in stalled and- is currently using its microwave systems and ties in its service to an area abundant - in historical lore. The article attributes the local company to be making a “progressive three prong attack to stimulate its own as well as the area’s business.” \ Through well-defined pop ulation density and area ser vice maps prepared during the company’s economic Studies to determine the feasibility <f EAS for this section, the article illustrates how N&CTsrT, through its toll-free am service, will provide its present subserib tional Director, will keynote the program and install Hol lowell and his cabinet. •" West is principal of New Hanover High School, the largest single unit in North Carolina. District 31-J is composed of 39 clubs with a combined membership of '1,400. Hollowell, local business man and civic leader, is the first member of the Edenton Lions Club to be elected to ' '• !■. s£■* x * Wk \ JB +' w7*ta. hollDwell, jr. ■ rates,” as well as “provide 1 maximum service to its rap ; idly growing summer tourist population.” N&C T& T is investing nearly $2.5 million in plant and communications facili ties this year in its effort to meet current and future ex pansion requirements. But these folks who me ander along The Public Pa rade occasionally are really missing something. If they v/ent to press with us each week they would realize more fully the benefits of our area. MEASURE OF SUCCESS— This incredible bit of manu factured news arrived recent ly from the Office of Eco nomic Opportunity for the mid-Atlantic region. Headed “North Carolina: A Progress Report,” it declared that the “tide has turned in North Carolina in its war on poverty.” Now, on what rational ba sis does this claim rest? On the generally-unnoticed fact that, from July, 1&65, to June, 1966, “the number of community action programs, of all types, has almost doubled, from 43 to 80.” But what is really signifi cant, if we are to believe the OEO news account, is not that the number of pro-f grams has doubled, but that the flow of “federal grant dollars” -has risen from a mere trickle in 1965 to a real stream in 1966. “For example,” the account continues glowingly, “federal grants to North Carolina dur ing the fiscal year 1964-65 for regular Community Ac tion ~ programs, excluding Head Start, amounted to $2,- 500,000. In fiscal 1965-66, this same unit of expendi ture increased. almost four fold to $8,159,358 in federal funds! With the number of programs have doubled from one year to the next, the quadruple increase in grant dollars indicates more versa tile programs encompassing more services to more peo ple.” Well, that isn’t necessarily so. It could, and very prob ably does indicate the dis covery of bigger and better ratholes down which to pour federal dollars. So much for community actibn. Head Start is an other story. It increased from 80 programs' at a cost Continued on Page 4 the finished product to be poisonous. Deputy Troy Toppin and two federal ATTD agents, P. A. Lundell and Jack Caskill, located the outfits and found more than 3,200 gallons of fermenting mash. They estimated that the two stills could turn out a minimum of 300 gallons of illicit booze in a single run. Evidence indicated the stills had been in operation for some time. No arrests have been made. The two stills were fed from a total of 54 drums. On : the top district post. He was chosen last month during the Lions convention in Winston- Salem. Daniel Reaves, president of 1 the local club, will call the meeting to order and Rev. E. Clifford Shoaf will give ■ the invocation. Bob Hollar of Wilson, past cabinet chair man, will lead the pledge of ' allegiance to the Flag. Dr. William H. Wynns of 1 Powellsville, immediate past district governor, will be master of ceremonies. Nor man Trueblood, state secre- will recognize the guests arid the speaker will be introduced by Hugh Jones of Ahoskie, past dis trict governor. Alphus T. Doughtie, presi dent of the Powellsville club will present the district gov ernor’s banner to Reaves. Miss Jo Ann Leary will be accompanist. E. L. Hollowell of Edenton has been selected cabinet secretary-treasurer. Other cabinet officers in clude: W. Chadwick Pierce of Ahoskie, deputy district gov ernor, Region One; D. Lee Reynolds of Williamston, dep uty, Region Two; William D. Poindexter of Roanoke Rap ids, deputy, Region Three; and Warren Tait of Wilson, deputy, Region Four. The following zone chair men have been named: E. C. Knowles of Elizabeth City, One; Elbert Ray Bry ant of Askewville, Two; Dal las G. Waters of Plymouth, Three; Otley Leary of Bel haven, Four; R. C. Overby of Roanoke Rapids, Five; W. C. Burt of Enfield, Six; R. Ed ward Williams of Spring Hope; Seven; and L. F. Barnes, Jr., of Lucama, Eight. District chairmen include. C. Jack Luper of Rocky Mount, David L. Joyner of Tarboro, Jesse Spruill ,of Washington, Henry Miller of Murfreesboro, J. L. Jackson of Elizabeth City; Claude Brinn of Hertford, Arthur Lowrance of Pine Tops, Dr. Wynns of Powellsville, Hol lar of Wilson and Melvin Jackson of Manteo. New Off-Street Lot Completed A 13-car off-street parking lot has been completed on East Eden Street, behind the office of Dr. A. F. Downum. Town Administrator W. B. Gardner said the lot has been paved and spaces mark ed. Motorists are requested to park headed into the center of the lot to avoid any con gestion in allowing traffic to get in or out of the lot.' Copeland Will Face Five Break -In Charges Henderson Ray Copeland, 20-year-oid Negro, Route 3, Edenton, is being held in Chowan County jail in lieu of $750 bond following a hearing Tuesday on five counts of breaking, entering and larceny. Judge W. S. Privott, pre siding in Chowan County Recorder’s Court, found prob able cause in all five cases.' Copeland is charged with repeatedly entering Richard P. Baer St, Company’s office on North Oakum Street be tween June 25, and July 23, the date he was arrested. Approximately SIOO was taken from the petty cash drawer in the office during the time. It was reported that Copeland had in his pos session some $4.10 in marked money at the time of his arrest. Two young Edenton teen agers were given suspended jail sentences after being ocnvicted of damage to per Edenton, Chowan Carolina 27932 Thursday, July 28, 1966. v* rp' iil mm iMBBBSaBk jjf W J1 SP BH * $ v L. C. SPAIN Assistant Wildlife Supervisor ‘Country Boy’ Advances Wildlife Is His Work A “country boy’’ with. a. natural love for wildlife is second in command of the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Division of Pro tection in this district. L. C. Spain, 41, came back to his native eastern North Carolina from Catawba Coun ty three years ago to become assistant to Supervisor C. J. Overton. Spain joined the wildlife protection service in 1952 af ter serving as a deputy un der veteran Protector Joe Teal of Greenville. At the time, Spain was a Pitt Coun ty farmer. “Being a country boy I was naturally interested in the wildlife which was always around,” Spain said recently. He became a wildlife pa trolman and served as pro tector in Beaufort County for eight years prior to being sent to Catawba County. In December, 1963, he was pro moted and assigned to Dis trict One. Spain’s primary duties now involve keeping track of all the division’s equipment in the 13 counties in this dis trict and getting new equip ment for the various pro tectors. He feels that all protectors have a responsibility to edu cate the public to the~’wild life program. Too, he be lieves in impartial, courteous enforcement of the laws con cerning wildlife. “More sport for more peo ple will equal opportunity for more to enjoy wildlife,” is his motto. sonal property. Rudy Newsome, 18, 705 Johnson Street, and Charles Driver, 19, 112 West Queen Street, were' charged with damage to a 1966 Mustang owned by Mrs. Mary Smith Bunch. Testimony was that the pair attempted to straight wire the vehicle while it was parked on the lot at Har dee’s on the night of July 18. Later when Mrs. Bunch drove away in the car the hood 'flew up, causing dam ages estimated at $60.61. Each defendant was given a 60-day sentence, suspended upon payment of sls fine and costs and upon further conditions that they pay for the damage to the car. Judge Privott called the incident a “prank which could have led to something real serious.” In other cases called by W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., who one site was a 150-gallon still and a 75-gallon steam boiler. A hand pitcher pump was used to get water. There was 1,900 gallons of mash ready to run at this site. Agents followed the path to the second site where the still and coil had been removed. This operation was in Ihe process of being moved although there was 1,450 gallons of mash fermenting in the steel drums. Too, on the scene were 30 pounds of meal and 200 pounds of charcoal. .Spain s4ys the wildlife service is dedicated to re search, management and ed ucation. All of them are of equal importance in his book. He finds his work most re warding. “Having a group of young men, Boy Scouts, etc., show an active interest in our program which was established for them is a real joy,” he states. “You won’t have too much enforcement problem with this type indi vidual,” he adds. The assistant supervisor expressed his appreciation to the public for support and cooperation of the wildlife program. “The attitude of the people in this area makes our work more enjoyable,” Spain said. This means something even special to Spain who avows that wildlife work is “my life”. “If I get time to hunt or fish that’s strictly per sonal,” he adds. Spain is married to the former Helen Copeland of Pitt County and they have one daughter. Local Seedsman Elected To Post Edgar L. Pierce of Cho wan County has been named to the board of directors of the N. C. Seedsmen’s Asso ciation for the coming year. The local seedsman was elected to the post at the same time Harry McLain of Statesville was named presi dent of the organization. was acting prosecutor in the absence of Solicitor Thomas Chears, Jr., the following ac tion was taken: Carlton Welch, alias Stuckie or Junkie Rankin, trespass, prayer for judg ment was continued upon payment of court costs. He v/as found not guilty of damage to personal prop erty. Warner B. Perry, speed ing, 30 days, suspended up on payment of S4O fine and costs. Merritt E. Prothro, hit and run, 60 days, suspended up on payment of SSO fine and costs. Quinton Earl Goodwin, speeding, 30 days, suspended upon payment of SSO fine and costs. Willie Privott, failure to comply with a former order of the court in a non-sup port matter, 12 months, sus pended upon payment of Grading Work Begins - At Carter’s Ink Property Heavy earth moving equip ment moved onto the site of Carter’s Ink Company’s new Edenton plant Tuesday. Groundbreaking for the new 90,000-square-foot build ing came less than two weeks after the firm an nounced plans to locate here. Philip Burgess of Pine Tops has the grading contract. Council Adopts 1966-67 Budget Formal adoption of a $865,107 budget for the Town of Edenton for fiscal 1966-67 came Tuesday. Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., announced that the bud get, approved June 28 by the Town Council, was adopted without change. The tax rate will be $1 per SIOO valuation, the same as last year. The new budget, a record for the town, is based on an assessed valuation of $lO,- 500,000. Town Admihrstrlfbr W. B. Gardner said he anti cipates collecting 97.5 per cent of ad valorem taxes. This is the first time the utilities department budget has been combined with the remainder of the town de prrtments. It is for that reason that this budget is almost double the figure for fiscal 1965-66. The Board of Public Works will operatf on a budget of $498,771. The biggest single item in their budget is $188,950.46 for the purchase of electricity. The board anticipates a profit from the sale of utilities in excess of $143,- 000. It is because of this profit that the tax rate can be maintained at sl, Gard ner said. Gardner said $60,000 was being transferred from utili ties profit to maintain the existing tax rate.. Revenue from property tax is anticipated to- be $102,000. a $4,000 increase over this year. A breakdown of the bud get by departments shows: Administrative—s2B,4lo. Fire—s36,o3s. Police—ss9,9lo. Street—s97,l9o. Electric and Water—s49B,- 771. Miscellaneous 5144,791. (This includes expenditures for a new fire station knd a billing department comput er). $6lO and costs. In a case where the defendant was charged with failure to sup port his illigimate child, he was given two months, sus pended upon payment of SSO expense involved in the birth of the child and $5 per week in support. He was also ordered to pay the costs of court. The following waivers were recognized: Guy C. Hobbs, Jr., Jack son L. Langley, James F. Lane, Herbert E. Hollowell, Jr., James E. Holliday, James L. Stoufer, Earcle B. Riddick. Dwight Flanagan, Gilbert W. Hare and Charlie Lee Riddick. Also, Robert E. Stallings, David Thomas Nixon, An drew A. Parrish. Jr., Walter R. ■ Blankenstein, Davis Pereyi, Jr., Michael R. Nie prusehk, Janet S. Miller, Dennis D. McCarthy, Cecil H. Hollowell, Jr., and Jesse T. Turnage. Forty-five empty one-gallon jugs were at the two still sites. In 1964, North Carolina was topped only by Ala bama and Georgia in the total number oF illicit distill eries destroyed. State, local and federal authorities destroyed 3,174 outfits during the year. It has been estimated that a moonshiner makes $3.74 per quart on illicit liquor selling for $4. If the two stills destroyed in Chowan County produced 300 gallons of booze a week, profits from this would exceed $4,400. Romeo A. Guest Associ ates of Greensboro are build ing the big structure which is expected to be completed by early in 1967. The build ing is being designed by Lewis H. Meacham of the architectural firm of Biber stein, Bowles, Meacham and Reed of Charlotte. At the same time Town Jaj Rk - - f ‘ J, , ARTHUR J. STOLL Arthur J. Stofl In New Position Arthur J. Stoll of Roanoke Rapids has assumed his du ties as industrial engineer at Seabrook Blanching Corp. This is a new position at the local peanut processing plant, according to James W. Gardner, owner. At the same time it was announced that construction is already underway on a 5,200-square-foot addition to the plant, located on U. S. 17, north of Edenton. The new addition will be for storage. Stoll was industrial engi neer at Albemarle Paper Company Roanoke Rapids for two years prior to resign ing to accept the position with Seabrook. A New York native, Stoll is a graduate of the Univer sity of Kentucky, where he majored in civil engineer ing. He is married to the form er Joan Frantz of Lexing ton, Ky., and they have three children: Deborah, 13; Ste phen, 11; and Larry, nine. They reside in Edenton on Queen Anne’s Drive. Death Claims Mrs. Powell Mrs. Nell Nelson Powell died Sunday morning at Chowan Hospital after an extended illness. A native of Chesterfield County, Va., Mrs. Powell spent most of her life in Edenton. She was the wi dow of Dr. Jesse A. Powell, Sr., who was a prominent Edenton physician. She was a daughter of the late Henry Clark and Ida Virginia Lee Nelson. Mrs. Powell is survived by one son, Dr. J. A. Powell, Jr., of Athens, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Cape hart, Jr., of Windsor, and Mrs. Thomas Chears, Jr., of Edenton; two brothers, Mon terio Nelson of Portsmouth, Va., and Claire Nelson of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. J. L. Weller of Norfolk, Va., and nine grandchildren. She was a member of Edenton Methodist Church, where funeral services were held Tuesday morning with Rev. E. Clifford Shoaf offi ciating. Burial was in Beav er Hill 'Cemetery. Single Copy 10 Cents Administrator W. B. Gard ner said J. N. Pease Asso ciates, also of Charlotte, Eden ton’s engineers,, has been instructed to complete final plans and specifications for the extension of water and sewer to the Carter's Ink plant site. Gardner said as soon as this work is completed the Town Council will call for bids on the project. Too, Gardner revealed that the town is working with Farmers Home Administra tion officials and Rep. Wal ter Jones to obtain a fed eral grant for participation in this extension of utilities. This will be the first such work undertaken under an agieement between the Town of Edenton and Chowan County Board of Commis sioners to extend utilities to industrial sites. The commissioners recent ly agreed to such a plan at the request of the Industrial Committee of Edenton Cham ber of Commerce. The board will consider financ ing the extension of utilities to industrial sites outside the corporate limits of gdenton. L. L. Taylor of Washing ton, a regional representa tive of the State Depart ment of Conservation arid Development, has hailed the agreement as a forward thinking step. He predicted cooperation between the town council and county commissioners would be in valuable to the future de velopment of this area. On July 14 Nathan C. Hubley, Jr., president of Caiter’s InJ, announced that the century old manufacturer of stationery products would build a new plant here. He said the plant will provide employment for 100 people initially, with up to 200 em ployed when operations are fully under way. The plant will be located on a 28-acre site on High way 32, east of Edenton. purchased from J. Gilliam Wood. Carter’s will manufacture its growing line of carbon paper, typewriter and busi ness machine ribbons and related copying products in the new plant here. Defective Lights Bsinw Corrected RALEIGH There has been a vast improvement in at least one of the safety items covered by the North Carolina motor vehicle in spection law since the statute took effect in February. Analyists with the State Department of Motor Ve hicles discovered a large re duction in citations and warning tickets issued by the Highway Patrol for defec tive auto lights since the in spection program began. In May of 1965, Troopers issued 1369 charges against motorists for defective equip ment—a large percentage of the charges dealing with au tomobile lights. During May of 1966. defective equipment arrests made by the Patrol were only 492—a drop of 65 per cent. Again, defective lighting made up a large part of the total. There was a 36 per cent decrease in ( defective equip ment charges issued by the Patrol during June of this year as compared with Janu ary, 1966 —before the inspec tion program got underway. Part of the decrease in warning tickets and charges for substandard lights be tween January and June can be accounted for by longer daylight hours in the latter month, when lights are not turned on, ( ~

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