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ifr THE CHOWAN HERALD dk Volume XXXIV.—No. 2. ARCHIE T. LANE, SR. Lane Nominated By Democrats RALEIGH—Archie T. Lane, Sr., of Hertford, last week made a political comeback when he was nominated by House Democrats to be ser geant-at-aians for the 1967 session. Lane, a veteran of three terms in the General As sem b1 y as representative from Perquimans County, defeated former Rep. Carson Gregory of Harnett County, 55 to 37. It was the only contested election by the .Democratic caucus. The nominee ran third in a five-man race for the two seats allowed the First Dis trict in the course of reap portionment. Rep. Phil God win of Gates, one of the suc cessful candidates, nominat ed Lane for the prestiigous position in the House. Seconding Lane’s’ nomina tion was Rep. Sam Ervin, Jr., of Morganton. Rep. Ervin said: “By supporting him we \can show tangible concern for a section of this state that by reason of reapportionment feels it has suffered at our hands.” However, Lane made it clear he will avoid trying to occupy with, legisla tion. "I just value the con tacts I have with legislators and hope I can be of some value in liaison to the folks back home,” he said. In the position as serge ant-at-arms, Lane will re ceive the same pay as mem bers of the House. They re ceive sls a day and subsist ence for 120 days of the ses sion. Bloodmobile Here Monday Tommy Privott, chairman of the Red Cross Bloodmobile for the Eden ton Jaycees, urg es everyone to go out and contribute a pint of blood Monday, January 16, between the hours of 11 A. M., and 5 P. M., at the Edenton Na tional Guard Armory. If it were not for this pro granri you would have to buy blood at a cost of around SSO a pint, whereas now it is tree. AU the costs now are associated with administer ing'die blood and not for the blood- itself. Privott says the quota for this bloodmo * bile visit is 100 pints and it cannot be obtained unless the citizens accept our civic re sponsibility and go out to fiojjjibute. ■ Tflj persons are given a medical examination and if they are not up to par phy sically their blood is not tak en. So you get a free medi cal examination and also re freshments. Actually a person could cojTMjt on their lunch hour apd v -contribute. Privott says the people of Edenton and Chowan County have made our chapter the most successful one in the Tidewater Blood program and this is the record every one wants to maintain. Con tribute ,or send someone to contribute blood in your place Monday, January 16 from 11 A. M-. to 5 P. M., at the "Edenton National Guard Armory, Privott says. This program is sponsored by the Edenton Jaycees. .szi-rsaurr, its meeting Monday in the Red Men *l*ll. The af ou&sisdt * ™ J J m 11 11 Ml t public fiar jIT TEXT OF MERGER BILL —When the General Assem bly convenes early next mdnth, one of the first local biHs to be introduced from the First District will be of great interest to the people of Edenton and Chowan County. Reps. Phil Godwin of Gates and W. T. Culpepper, Jr.f of Pasquotank, have agreed to co-sponsor a meas ure calling for a referendum on the mer er of our two schodl administrative units. This measure is of utmost importance to those who me ander along The Public Pa rade. 'I he conditions for mercer, as well as this piece of legislation, have been ap proved by both the Chowan County and Edenton boards of The school boards are so determined for the citizens to know the facts about this proposed merger and today sponsor an ad in The Herald in which the entire bill is printed. This can be found on page eight, section two. We call it to your atten tion here because we feel this ad, while lengthy and technical, should be read, clipped, saved and re-read between now and the time the merger vote is held. The school boards are do ing their utmost to provide a better degree of education for all the children of our county. To remain unin formed and unconcerned about such an important pro gressive step in local educa tion borders on the criminal side. THE STARS ARE COMING —Put a big red circle around Saturday, January 28th? That is, if you have a strong heart and a warped sense of humor. For, you see, that is the date set aside for a Woman less Wedding to benefit the Chowan County Heart Fund. Mrs. Martha Britton and Mrs. Nell Jones, co-chairmen fer this hilarious benefit,- have recruited the finest talent in the area as mem bers of the all-star cast for this performance. However, some will be making their theatrical debut which might, more than likely, turn opt to be a finale. In addition to being charg ed with the responsibility of obtaining the cast, Mrs. Brit ton and Mrs. Jones are re quired to outfit such super stars as Bill Gardner, John Mitchener, Spec Jones and others too comical to men tion. And they can’t find sufficient costumes for the mmmmffiMMummm l i 1 11 IN f ImMI hf I If I. | .< , *II f * % 1& INKS GRANT IN AlD—Wesley Chesson, center, last Wednesday signed a grant in aid to attend Duke University in Durham and end speculation as to where the star athlete at John A. Holmes High School would be playing college football. Representing the uni versity was Hal McElhaney, standing. With Chesson are bis father, left, and Coach Marion Kirby. Chesson will play football at Duke although he has lettered in four sports here and made All-East in two of them. Chesson Is Given Duke Scholarship Duke, Carolina and 13 other colleges and universi ties including the U. S. Military Academy courtbd Wesley Chesson for several months and it was only last Wednesday that the John A. Holmes High School star made his choice. Chesson, a four-sport ath lete for the Aces who has made All-East in two of them, made his decision Tuesday night. He immedi ately called Coach Bill Doo ley at Chapel Hill to inform him that he had just lost his first encounter with Duke. Then Wednesday, Hal Mic- Eden *g, howan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, January 12, 1967. lot. i '£ 3 1 Therefore, the- ”• asked that we appeal 10 ladies along the Public Parade to come forth with large size shoes and old dresses for members of the cast. They assure us the items will be much safer on the partici pants than clothing worn by members of the audience since this is not expected to be the most serious produc tion of the year. If you have some glad rags which can be borrowed for this low-budget show, please call Mrs. Britton or Mrs. Jones. Then, if a little laughter won’t cause you to have a heart attack, make plans to attend the benefit. The Heart Fund needs your support. THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR The time for making resolutions concern ing the New Year is past. It is now time to try and keep them. When our though Cs turn to the New Year they are often clouded by our own inability to strike the true tone of balance in what 1 - really im portant. The individual has an awesome responsibility to himself as well as his fellow 'man as he goes about this business of making life worthwhile. One of the best pieces on thoughts for the New Year which has passed over our desk was from R. S. Carr. It comes from the Mutual of New York employee publica tion. After reading it you will know the message does not apply to us but maybe there is something in it for others who meander along The Public Parade. Here is the prayer: “Lord, thou knowest bet ter than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of think ing I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from cravihg "ttr~ straighten * but everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wis dom, it seems a pity not to use it all, but thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. ‘Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing, and love of re hearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by, I dare not ask grace enough (Continued on Page Six) Elhaney, an assistant to Coach Tom Harp, came to Eden ton to get Chesson’s signature on a full athletic scholarship. He said the Blue Devils expected Ches son to be a valuable mem ber of the university grid squad in the years ahead. Chesson’s father, on hand for the signing, said he left the decision entirelly with the athlete as to where he would attend school. “He has wrestled with this for some time,” the elder Ches son said. Also at the luncheon was Sheriff Earl Goodwin, Ches 1 mmu\ 4k mm " ~y: mm < H?'; J \*. -•'ftlifltt mJmm . m - ~ v, .:•>/ >v WsSHbE»' 4 m L-t i Wmbr Tililißi'lrT dm ji i ■-Us IvLMORE HONORED BY JAYCEES—AIton G. Elmore, right. Tue day night was named winner of the Distinguished Service Award lor 1966. T. e sward was pre-entetl by Mavor John A. Mitchener, second from right, for Edenton Ja.v ee s. Others are, tram the left. B> i VS'. S- t le, U. S. Javcee president; Bob Waller, president of the Edenton club; and Mrs. Elmore. Approximately 300 attended the annual banquet held this year at Chowan Golf & Country Club. Jaycees Honor Alton G. Elmore Edenton Jaycees Tuesday night honored a competitor by presenting him their coveted citation, the 'Distinguished Service Award. Named recipient of the iDSA for 1966 was Alton G\ Elmore, president of Edenton Rotary Club. The 13th an. nual award was presented 2-A Basketball Race Getting Sticky Coach Jim Kinion wdll send his Edenton Aces against Ahoskie here Friday night and the winner will probably gain first place in the 2-A Albemarle Conference. Following Tuesday night's contests, a three-way tie existed for the conference lead, iJdenton, Ahoskie and Williamston were knotted for the lead after the Aces defeated Plymouth and Northampton lost. The Aces were impressive in their 71-56 victory over arch rival Plymouth and en joyed a nine-point, 35-26, lead at intermission. Thomas Willis had a fine night, scoring 23 points. He was followed by Wes Ches son, w'ho scored 18 points in the first game he has played since the holidays. Billy Wallace had 14 points. Jeffcoat, Pinner and Man ning were the leading scorers son’s grandfather, Coach Ma rion Kirby, W. J. P. Earn hardt, Jr., local attorney and 'Duke graduate, and mem bers of the press. Chesson has been termed the finest high school ath lete ever to attend the local school. He had become the most soueht-after football player in Tar Heelia. The honor student has earned 14 letters playing with the Aces and is a stu dent leader off the playing field. He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as Student Body president. by Mayor John A. Mitch ener, Jr., for the local Jay ctes. Elmore, who resides at 107 South Granville Street, is manager of Belk-Tyler’s. Keynoter for the DSA, Bosses’ and Ladies’ Night banquet at Chowan Golf & Country Club, was Bill W. Suttle of Tulsa, Okla., presi for the Plymouth five. The Acelets were soundly defeated by a fast breaking Plymouth team. 46-19. The locals, with Beth Moore as high scorer with seven points, managed to get only nine points in the first half. Ruth Askew had 18 for Plymouth- while Sara Small had 14. Last Wednesday at Wil liamston, the Aces were de feated 56-52 in an overtime. In that game, Billy Wallace led the scorers with 18 points. Rusty Bootwright come in second with 14 tal lies. Batts and Hardison each had 18 for the winners. The Aces traveled to Scot- First National Gains Are Noted JACKSONVILLE The First National Bank of Eastern North Carolina, in its first year after extending operations into central and western sections of the state, reached “important new highs in income, earn ings per share, deposits, total resources and other import ant areas.” Results of the past 12 months’ operations were re vealed by Mitchell F. Allen, Jr., president, to stockhold ers at their 13th annual meeting here Tuesday after noon. One of the most signifi cant figures from the stock holders’ viewpoint was a yield of 13.1 per cent on their equity during the year. This represented a 20 per cent increase over the pre ceding year when the yield was even a hefty 10 per cent. In the report it also was revealed that total assets of the bank climbed from $40.- 083,337 to $52,279,722 for an increase of more than 30 per cent during the year. Net income increased slightly over 35 per cent from $407,638 to $552,397. Income per share amount ed to $2.86 which was 30 per cent above the $2.20 per share for the preceding 12 months. Earnings distributed as dividends amounted to $195,- 000 or $1 per share. This compared with $97,500 or 50 cents per share last year. Deposits also were up some 24 per cent, climbing from $35,311,362 to $43,706,536. It was remarked to share holders that this year’s sharp increases included operations in three new cities. They were at Edenton in the east. Dunn in the cen tral part of the state and Boone in the mountains. The bank was organized 14 years ago with assets of $150,000. dent, U. S. Jaycees. Suttle, a native of Marion, who was a Greensboro bank er at the time of his elec tion to the national Jaycee post, lauded the local Jay cees for their work in the community. He said Jaycees across America are conern ed about the onvnunity as a whole and are actively hind Neck Friday night and came out with a 62-42 vic tory to post a conference rec ord of 5-2. Thomas Willis poured in 20 points to lead the Aces and Quinton Goodwin got 14. Wes Chesson did not play in either game, being ham pered with a shoulder in jury. * While the Acs were split ting the contests last week, the Acelets managed to carve out a couple of victories. In the Witliamston game, the Acelets were behind 12-8 at halftime but came through with a 37-29 victory. Sanfra Ange was high scorer with 19 points, trailed by Linda Hollowed with 10. The Acelets connected on 10 out of 12 shots from the floor in the second half. At Scotland Neck, the Acelets were again impres sive, winning 37-25. They held a 16-10 halftime lead. Linda Hollowed had 10 points in leading the local atlack and was followed by Belh Moore and Sue Powell. ■Debra Waff ltd the defen sive play with four re bounds, Negro Is Held In Auto Thelt A young Chowan County Negro, whose car was in the garage for repairs, is charg ed with the thel't of a car from the lot of Albemarle Motor Company, West Hicks Street, on the night of Janu ary 5. Police Chief James 11. Griffin said James Biggs, 24, Route 1, Edcnton, is being returned from Salisbury, Md., where he and an AWOL Marine were arrested when they allegedly took the stol en vehicle into a garage to have the coil repaired. The vehicle, a 1964 red convertible with a while top, was stolen from the motor company’s used car lot be tween 8 P. M. and 10 P. M. last Thursday. At the time the vehicle was taken, Biggs’ car. also painted red and white, was in the garage. Chief Griffin said the stolen car was “straight wired" and a car operated with such a system usually burns a coil in a short period of time. The chief said two alert officers Saturday night re covered a truck owned by Darf Corp.. before it had been reported stolen. Capt. J. D. Parrish and Of ficer W. S. Clements were at the corner of Broad and Queen Streets when they noticed the %-ton truck be ing operated in a suspicious manner. They gave chase and the driver of the truck jumped and ran on Oakum Street while the truck was WiouUuucd on page working to make the coun. try a better place in which to live. The young, dynamic lead er said complacency is one of the greatest dangers fac ing the world today. In order to tackle the problems of any commun ity, there is a need for big, able, strong, bold and cap able men and women willing “to meet the challenge of change.” “The world is crying out today for young men and women willing to. carry the ball,” he said. Later the speaker asserted that the hour is late and the need great for leaders. He said true leaders must: 1. Do their homework. Become familiar with the work and go out and get it done. 2. Refuse to accept local complacency. “We have got to see the big picture,’’ he added. 3. Must be politically conscious. 4. Refuse ,to acceptmerit ocracy on anv level. Excel lence is the only source of progress. “Big people,” Suttle pro claimed, “are the answer to big problems, big govern ment, etc.” The speaker was inlvoduc. ed by Jack Evans, banquet chairman. Bob Waller. Jaycee presi dent, was master of cere monies and the . invocation and entertainment was pre sented by Rev. Hubert Mor ris. Wayne Rawls, first vice president, introduced special guests and Oscar White' rec ognized 11 of the 12 past DSA winners who were at the banquet. Elmore, who has lived in Edenton for approximately five years, is a native of Rocky Mount. He is presi dent of the Teen-Age Club and a past president of Eden ton Chamber of Commerce. A member of Edenton Ban, fist Church, he is a director of First National Bank of Eastern North Carolina and active in Chowan Golf and Country Club. The DSA winner is mar ried and the father of three children. J ftl 91 I i l s pf CONSERVATION PROGRAM DISTRIBUTED W. E. Bond, right, chairman of Chowan County commissioaers, is pictured as he receives a copy of the loig range con servation program for the Albemarle district Making the presentation is Lloyd C. Bunch, head of the Soil and Water Conservation program in this county. (Story or fin v Section 2’. - - * Single Copy 10 Cents Anti-Utter Laws Put On Books; Jail Discussed Edenton To w n Council Monday night adopted three anti-litter ordinances and au thorized the police depart ment to take steps to make two detention cells in the Municipal Building sale for keeping prisoners. Promoted by the Down town Committee of Edenton Chamber of Commerce, the anti-1 tier ordinances prohibit ♦ u °- '"’■ ‘■■’billion of handbills and other forms of advertis i.. 0 , an iws me city to remove abandoned vehicles from the streets, and prohibits the throwing pf trash pn the streets. The matter of the deten tion cells arose when Police Chief James H. Griffin told the council the door to One lock-up had been knocked open by a young prisoner. Chief Griffin said since the county had stopped ac cepting female prisoners, he often found it necessary to hold a woman as much as seven days. J. Edwin Bufflap. mayor pro tern, asked if it isn’t the county’s responsibility to maintain adequate jail facili ties. Chief Griffin said that was his understanding but the jail inspector had instructed the county not to put females in the Chowan County jail. The chief said he doesn’t want to get into the jail business but the city does need a safe lock-up. Town Attorney W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., was asked to talk with county officials about the situation. Chief Griffin was instruct ed to obtain cost estimate.-, for making the cells safer for keeping prisoners. The council was informed that the state had run into difficulty in obtaining the Triangle Restaurant property and the proposed revamping of the traffic pattern at the intersection would be hold up. Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., said work was temporari continued on Page 5 Pharmacy Bills Exceed $1,200 A report filed with Cho wan County commissioners last Wednesday shows that pharmacy bills authorized by the local welfare depart ment averaged more than $lO each. Mrs, J. 11. MeMullan, in her monthly report to the board, showed that 144 pharmacy bills were paid in December at a total cost of $1,243.95. All of the money came from state and federal funds. Mrs. MeMullan recently explained that the report does not reflect the number of pharmacy bills authorized during a particular month since the state office is run ning behind and often groups months for the purpose of payment. The welfare department report showed that the agency had 509 cases in which financial assistance or service was rendered. In cluded in this were 78 ser vice cases. There were 306 Continued on Page 6

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