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NO.THI CAROLINA MMT ASSOCIATION ** **
The Chowan Herald
FOR DISTINGUISHED COVERAGE OF THE HEART STORY IN NORTH CAROLINA
The public end Its news media should unite under the banner of "Education
for Survival" to combat the tragic waste of himan resources resulting from
cardiovascular dlseutfTy Willard G. Cole
Chairman, Committee aj/ssqt¥ President, North Carolina Heart Association
CL hr public parade
We would like to share with all who
meander along The Public Parade the
attractive 1967 William G. Cole Award
presented to The Chowan Herald last
week by the N. C. Heart Association.
This newspaper was the only one in
its field to be so signally honored and
we did it without even trying. We even
got in bad with the Heart folks when we
refused to. let the Cherryville Shooters
blast their “flintlock" rifles iff front of
our house in the middle of the night.
Personally, we have always been
closely connected with the Heart Associ
ation. But as a newsman, we have been
fair in our treatment of other worthy
causes. We have but one policy: if you
make news you get in the newspaper.
And this group made news, big, big
news, in January with the reenactment
of the historic Edenton Tea Party.
Dr. A. Robert Cordell of Winston-
Salem, president, wrote us about the
opinion of the judges. Therefore, we
weren’t as surprised as we should have
been when Mrs. Edith Nixon showed up
with the certificate Thursday night.
Nevertheless, our informers in Durham
assure us that Edith, Mrs. Bill Holmes,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Britton, and
Miss Catherine Brown were very en
thusiastic when the winners were an
nounced at a luncheon earlier in the
Dr. Cordell said the Willard G. Cole
Award is presented to members of the
Fourth Estate for distinguished reporting
on cardiovascular diseases. Our area
was special events coverage.
Mr. Cole was a Pulitizer Prize-winning
iar Heel editor who died of a heart at
tack in 1965.
We are pleased by the recognition
given our efforts. The award will stand
as a constant reminder of our obligation
to the community in providing informa
tion which might prolong the lives of
Edenton By-Pam Advances
Long sought improvements to U. S.
17, including a by-pass of Edenton, are
slowly making their way off the drawing
boards and developing into realistic pro
C. W. Lee, chief engineer of the State
Highway Commission, said recently there
are definite plans for construction of a
6.2 mile section around Edenton, at a
cost of $1,810,000. This would be for
two lanes on a four-lane right of way.
This is the first time anyone with any
degree of authority has gone so far as
to speak of distances and costs. There
fore, a by-pass of Edenton appears to
be finally getting out of the back room.
Local officials have been seeking ac
tion on such a road project for several
years. Edenton Chamber of Commerce,
Edenton Town Council and Chowan
County commissioners have all sent reso
lutions of support to state highway of
A by-pass of Edenton, such as has
been proposed, would stimulate addition
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Chief James H. Griffin
Griffin Is Elected
Police Chief James H. Griffin has
been elected president of North Carolina
Law Enforcement Association. He was
chosen for the post without opposition
at the group’s annual conference held
last week in Hickory.
Griffin has served for the past three
years on the board of directors.
He succeeds Arthur F. Fields of
About 150 members and their wives
attended the conference which saw the
following other officers elected: Chief
C. L. Hammer of Hickory, first vice
president; Chief W. J. Waldrop of
Cleveland County Police, second vice
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mittee was 1. H. Confer, Jr, pictured above fit the executive secretary’s office. There
Is a spacious reception ream and board roam to round out the suite. The offices are
handsomely deco rated and an In beeping with the progressive chamber activities.
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 29732 Thursday, May 25, 1967.
At the end of 1966, 1,576 men, wo
men and children in Chowan County
were receiving social security benefits
at a monthly rate of $83,845, Thomas
F. Wyatt, social security district mana
ger in Greenville, reported today.
Wyatt also reported that $3 82-million
in social security benefits was paid to
residents of North Carolina last year,
up 9 per cent from the year before.
He said of the total for Chowan
County, 1,104 were older people receiv
ing benefits as retired workers, the wives
and husbands of retired workers and
as the surviving widows of aged depend
ent parents of workers who have died.
“But social security is not just for
older people,” the manager pointed out.
“325 young widows and children in the
Chowan County area were receiving
benefits amounting to $13,088 at the
end of December. 147 disabled work
ers and dependents were receiving bene
fits at a monthly rate of $7,778.
“Practically every young family in
Chowan County has survivors protec
tion under social security that can be
worth $75,000 or more, and equally val
uable disability insurance protection.”
The average worker, he said, can ex
pect to collect more than the value of his
social security tax contributions just in
benefits payable to him and his wife in
retirement. If he does not live to re
tirement, his family stands to collect far
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Few Get Holiday
Financial institutions, federal and
town offices will be closed Tuesday in
celebration of Memorial Day.
There will be no mail deliveries and
the Post Office will be closed, according
to Postmaster James M. Bond. The
ASCS office will be closed.
The three offices of Peoples Bank &
Trust Company will be dosed as will
First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina and Edenton Savings & Loan
Association. The Bank of Hobbsville
will also be closed.
The Edenton Municipal Building will
Legion Auxiliary Will Sell Poppies
Saturday is Poppy Day in Edenton.
Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt said many vol
unteers will be taking part in the an
nual program to pay tribute to Ameri
ca’s war dead.
Poppy Day is sponsored by the Am
erican Legion Auxiliary.
“The hearts of all our citizens in the
Edenton area will be with this com
mendable effort this year as a means
of paying tribute to all our war dead,”
Mrs. Chestnutt said.
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SALUTE TO INDUSTRY lndustry in
Edenton and Chowan County was feted
Friday night by Edenton Chamber of Com
merce at a banquet held at Chowan Golf
& Country Club. In the top picture, P. S.
McMullan, left, president, Edenton Cotton
Mills and this area’s oldest existing indus
try, meets Don labeau, general manager of
The Carter’s Ink Company, the newest op
eration here. W. B. Gardner is at center.
Above is W. P. (Spec) Jones, committee
chairman, left, with Dr. Leo W. Jenkins,
“This community is fully cognizant
of the great contributions and great sac
rifices made by the members of the
armed forces and on this day we have
an opportunity of paying our humble
respects to those gallant Americans who
laid down their lives in order that we
may continue to enjoy the blessing of
Funds collected on Poppy Day are
used to aid the many veterans still in
hospitals and other worthy causes.
Ivy Lowe Wins Belk Scholarship
Miss Ivy Faye Lowe, a senior at John
A. Holmes High School, has been named
one of the 36 recipients of SSOO college
scholarships awarded by The Belk Foun
dation for 1967.
More than 1,000 applications were
considered in determining the winners.
The awards are made annually to high
school graduates who expect to enter
college as freshmen during the year.
Winners may use the scholarships to at
tend the college of their choice.
The Belk Foundation established this
scholarships program in 1958 in memory
of the late William Henry Belk, founder
of the first Belk Department Store at
Monroe in 1888. There now exists a
great family of more than 400 individual
department stores throughout 18 South
eastern states and Puerto Rico.
Alton G. Elmore, manager of Belk-
Tyler’s in Edenton, pointed out that the
program is a continuation of the Foun
dation’s recognition of the growing value
of a college education and its desire to
assist those deserving students who need
Miss Lowe is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Woodrow Lowe, Route 3, Edenton.
At Holmes High she is valedictorian,
a member of the Glee Clfib and edited
the school yearbook this year. She has
been a class officer -for four years and
was chief marshal last year.
Miss I owe attended the Governor’s
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Jenkins’ Pep Talk
Is Hard On Press
Dr. Leo W. Jenkins, extremely critical
of the North Carolina press, called on
Eastern Tar Heels to develop regional
attitudes to dispel dark clouds outsiders
Dr. Jenkins, president of East Caro
lina College, said residents in other parts
of the state have “foolish and pre-con
ceived ideas” about Eastern North Ca
rolina. “These people are not at all
knowledgeable of our area,” he said.
Speaking at the Industry Appreciation
Banquet of Edenton Chamber of Com
merce Friday, Dr. Jenkins said: “East
ern North Carolina is on the threshold
of a tremendous economic and recrea
tional boom.” He went on to say that
a big problem facing the area is to con
vince the entire state that what helps
the East helps the entire state.
“Therefore, our problem in this re
spect is regional in nature and not coun
ty in nature,” he added.
He called this area of Tar Heelia a
“sleeping giant” and one which must
awake to make a real contribution to
the future of this state.
The educator stated in no uncertain
terms that there are no plans to aban
don a campaign for independent univer
sity status for ECC. He said there j?
a need for a great, modern type uni
versity here and ECC boosters are dedi
cated to a course to obtain this.
Dr. Jenkins referred to the editoria?
writers on metropolitan dailies as cast
ing a “dark cloud” over this section o*
W. B. Gardner, chamber president,
introduced the speaker.
W. P. (Spec) Jones, chairman of the
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School, earned the DAR Good Citizens
Award and was a National Merit Schol
arship finalist. She plans to attend the
University of North Carolina at Greens
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WINS BELK GRANT Alton Elmore,
manager of Belk-Tylor’s hen, is shown
with Ivy Faye Lowe after announcement
that she was one of the M recipients of
UN college scholarship* awarded by The
Belk Foundation for 19C7. Miss LeWe is a
member of the Clam of IM7 at John A.
Holmes High SehooL