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Volume XXXIV.—No. 9.
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OUR NEW LOOK
Traditional'./ just prior to Easter,
spring fashions begin to appear.
And it is just as much of the tradi
tion for things to change from season
to season and year to year. This keeps
the designers in business.
This week those who meander along
The Public Parade are witnessing a com
pletely new dress for The Chowan Her
ald. It has taken months of planning
and weeks of hard work to bring it
about. We hope you will like it. If we
ever regain our composure, we probab
ly will, too.
New equipment has been installed and
a portion of our building renovated to
provide necessary space requirements for
items needed to bring about the change.
In bringing about such a drastic face
lifting, many hands and minds were re
quired. Therefore, we are indebted to
many people. Including: Scott Harvell,
who did his hardest day’s work in 15
years in helping move a process camera
Glenn Mabe and Bert Willis, who
rolled out of bed on a day off to hoist
the “thing” through an upstairs window.
B. L. Knox, who although retired, still
has sufficient spark and talent to hustle
around two by six’s and set a wicked
Milon Stilley, who can bend a hand
some piece of pipe and guide electrical
wires through it—if someone on the
other end is pulling hard enough.
Bill Gardner, who offered such encour
aging words every day or so as: “Am
burn, you’ll never get it working.”
And a crew of loyal Herald employes
who have burned all sorts of oil—mid
night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
All of this has been done at consid
erable expense in an effort to provide
this area with not just a hometown
newspaper, but one that is not content
to keep the pace with the times. The
C iowan Herald is dedicated to a "irse
which sets that pace.
As we said, we hope you like it. Rignt
now, we aren’t quite sure.
Two letters which came across our
desk this week are worthy of considera
tion of those along The Public Parade
who are interested in a better commun
First, Rep. Bill Culpepper of Eliza
beth City writes: “I want more mail
and visits from the people of Chowan in
relation to the many issues that are to
be decided by the 1967 General As
“I would certainly like to know their
feelings as my intentions are not to run
a popularity contest in Raleigh, but to
be of service to people I represent.”
While this is proof positive that in a
few short weeks, Bill has gained a con
siderable amount of political experience,
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Soloists Are Named For Concert
The North Carolina Little Symphony,
under the direction of Dr. Benjamin
Swalin, Friday will play a children’s
concert in Edenton.
The Little Symphony’s educational
matinee is admission-free for the school
children from Edenton and surrounding
areas who attend.
The Concert will be played in Ernest
A. Swain Elementary School and will
feature Eleanor Fell Kirschke, harpist
and Mrs. Maxine Swalin as commenta
tor. Mrs. Kirschke will give an expla
nation of the harp as a delicate and
unique instrument. She is also the wife
of William Kirschke, assistant Symphony
conductor and first violinist.
Edenton’s children’s concert is spon
sored by the Chowan Arts Council.
On Sunday, March 5, the Little Sym
phony will still be in the Edenton area
at an afternoon concert at the College
of the Albemarle and will perform in a
program that will be suited more to the
of a generalized portion of the
The Symphony will combine artistic
and musical talent with the Albemarle
Choral Society under the direction of
Dr. Clifford Bair in a presentation of
Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” an oratorio so
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Files For Council
Leo Katkaveek said tlus week he will
file to succeed himself as councilman
from the Second Ward in the May Mu
Katkaveek, superintendent at Edenton
Cotton Mills for the past six years, has
been a member of Edenton Town Coun
cil since July 13, 1965. He was named
to fill the vacancy created by the resig
nation of C. A. Phillips who moved
from Edenton corporate limits.
In announcing plans to run for a full
four-year term, Katkaveek said he feels
Edenton has made a lot of progress and
he believes the town’s future looks
He said it has been a pleasure to rep
resent the people of the Second Ward
on the official town board. “I have
enjoyed the harmonious relationship
which is evident among council mem
bers,” he said.
Katkaveek said while there have been
many differences of opinion on matters
pertaining to the town’s business, coun
cilmen have been able to hash over the
problems, get the facts, analyze them
and render a decision in the best in
terest of all the citizens.
In the past councilmen have been
nominated by a particular ward, but
Katkaveek said each councilman looked
at the whole picture when voting on a
Katkaveek, 43, came to Edenton from
Roanoke Rapids where he was active
in numerous community projects.
A 1948 graduate of N. C. State Col
lege, he was a member of the varsity
He is a past president of the Teen-
Age Club and has been active in the
Boy Scout movement here. He is a
member of the Varsity Club, Lions Club
and Chowan Golf & Country Club.
Katkaveek is married and the father
of three children.
named because it utilizes passages direct
ly from the Old Testament.
Soloists include Edenton’s Rev. Hubert
Morris in the main role of Elijah.
Others with solo parts include Mrs.
Thomas Chears and Mrs. Bruce Jones.
The Sunday performance is open to
the public and tickets may be purchased
at the door. Curtain time is scheduled
for 4 P. M., at the College.
The 25-member Orchestra is resently
engaged in its 22nd annual statewide
tour. Later cm in the season, the 65-
man Full Symphony will take over the
itinerary of concerts and complete the
tour throughout the State in April and
May with concerts including Greens
boro’s and Winston-Salem’s Coliseums.
North Carolina’s “Music on the
Move” is marking the first year of op
erations under the offer of a Ford Foun
dation Matching Grant of one milling
dollars to be equalled by the Symphony
in 1971. Reports of current
estimates and attendance percentages in
dicate an increase in audience response
at both children’s and adult concerts
over last year’s tour. These records
would show a tangible vote of confi
dence in view of the Symphony’s ef
forts to expand its cultural
from the people of North r«mHn n
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, March 2, 1967.
Schools Is Topic
County school problems—past, pres
ent and future—will be discussed to
night (Thursday) at a public meeting
being arranged at Chowan High School.
David T. Bateman and Isaac Byrum,
Jr., spokesmen for a citizens group, said
all patrons of rural schools are invited
to attend the 8 P. M., meeting. “We
want them to come to this meeting and
present their points of view on these
issues,” the spokesmen said.
In an announcement sent earlier in
the week, it was stated: “Many inter
ested people have spent much time dis
cussing the terrible situation our chil
dren have been forced into. Even great
er problems face them in the near fu
ture if not checked.”
Members of Chowan County Board
of Education and Supt. Hiram J. Mayo
have been invited to be present.
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DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS—FOr the sea gulls the decision was whether
or not to brave the cold water in order to get food. For fishermen, the decision
concerned getting their catch out of the nets. At left, “Gashouse” Parker, a local
institution, looks out over Edenton Bay as he prepares to climb aboard his “ice
breaker" enroute to bis nets. Above, one of Edenton’s most beautiful scenes is the
Barker House. Midway in the photograph, sea gulls can be seen sliding along on
the frozen portion of the bay. Yes, it has been cold of late.
North Edenton Branch
Os Bank Opens Today
The North Edenton Branch of Peo
ples Bank & Trust Co., today (Thurs
day) opened at the corner of North
Broad and Hicks Streets.
Executive Vice President R. Graham
White said E. L. Wells has been named
branch manager. Wells will be assisted
by Mrs. Oscar Peeples, who will be the
Wells, an assistant cashier of the bank,
has been connected with the Consumer
Credit Branch on Broad Street. Mrs.
Peeples is being transferred from the
White said the drive-in branch would
maintain the same hours as the other
two offices and would offer all banking
services with the exception of making
Bank patrons will be able to make
night deposits at the branch.
The modern facility of Colonial de
sign, has 480 square feet of floor space.
It is designed as a two-teller operation.
The drive-in window is on the south side
of the building and can be entered from
White said he hopes the citizens of
this area will avail themselves to thb
convenient banking facility. “This is
a new service our bank is offering and
invite new as well as existing customers
to use it,” he added.
Edenton Construction Company was
general contractor on the project
Chowan County commissioners will
hold their regular monthly meeting on
Monday at 9 A. M., in the court house.
W. E. Bond, chairman, will preside and
routine business is expected to be dis
Monday night at 8 o’clock, Chowan
County Board of Education will meet
in the superintendent’s office in Hotel
Joseph Hewes. O. C. Long, Jr., chair
man, will preside.
Learning Lab Possibility
Discussed With College
The College of the Albemarle in Eliz
abeth City has agreed to work with lo
cal citizens in the establishment of a
permanent branch here in the form of a
Ted Rollins, director of adult educa
.tion, last Thurday, met with members
of the Education Committee of Edenton
Chamber of Commerce to discuss neces
sary steps before such an extension
could be established.
N. J. George, committee chairman, as
sured Rollins that local citizens are ex
tremely interested in taking advantage of
programs sponsored by the community
college as well as providing a center
where area citizens might improve their
“We want to bring as close to the
Griffin Gets Nod
Claude W. Griffin, 101 Pembroke
Circle, has received the nod of Chowan
County Democratic Executive Commit
tee for appointment to the county board
Griffin won the unanimous endorse
ment of the Democratic group Saturday
to replace West W. Byrum, Jr., who has
resigned. Griffin’s name is being sent
to the State Democratic Executive Com
mittee for transferral to the State Board
Byrum was chairman of the county
elections board at the time he resigned.
E. L. Hollowed is the other Democrat on
the board and J. L. Chestnutt is the
Griffin is owner of Griffin Musicenter
in downtown Edenton and has been an
avid supporter of the Democratic Party
all of his adult life.
He is active in Edenton Chamber of
Commerce, where he serves as chair
man of the Merchants Committee, and
in Chowan Golf & Country Club.
Thomas H. Shepard, executive com
mittee chairman, presided at the meet
ing b*ld at the Municipal Building. All
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Claude W. Griffin
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people as is at all possible necessary
tools to allow them to better themselves,”
Rollins said the Elizabeth City insti
tution is committed to adult education
in the Albemarle Area and is willing
to cooperate with any community which
desires special programs.
The establishment of a learning lab
could be the first step toward a com
plete extension unit of the college in
Chowan County Board of Education
will be asked to approve the learning
lab program before it is sent to the State
Board of Public Instruction for final
action. It is possible that such a fa
cility could be in operation by Sep
Red Cross Campaign
Begins In Community
A community-wide effort to raise $2,-
500 to save the Chowan County Chapter,
American Red Cross, is now underway.
Spearheaded by Edenton Jaycees the so
licitation and other fund raising projects
will take place during the month of
Jack Habit and his co-cnairman, Wal
lace Evans, said the drive was boosted
last month by a repeat performance of
a talent show and womanless wedding
held at Chowan High School. This net
ted the drive S3BO.
Habit said while the Jaycees are or
ganizing the campaign it will take the
best efforts of all civic organizations in
Chowan County to make it successful.
He said the value of the Red Cross
program in our area is w-ell known and
it deserves the support of everyone in
The plight of the local chapter was
brought out six weeks ago when Murray
Ashley, Civil Defense director, appealed
to the Edenton Chamber of Commerce
for assistance. He said if $2,500 is not
raised this year the blood program as
well as other worthwhile Red Cross pro
grams will not be available to citizens
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Aces Go To Wilson
The Edenton Aces and Ahoskie In
dians have met three times on the hard
wood this season. There is a possibility
they will face each other once again.
Statistics would have given a nod to
the Aces in the 2-A Albemarle Tourna
ment last week. They had not only
beaten the Indians twice; they were
playing on their home court.
However, Coach Jim Kinion’s crew
turned cold on the foul line in the tour
nament finals Saturday night and Ahos
kie went away with a 53-43 victory.
Edenton went to Wilson Wednesday
night for the first round in a district
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