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VolutWt* XXXV. —No. 2.
i' Edenton Jaycees tonight (Thursday)
(will present their Distinguished Service
( Award at the 14th annual D.S.A., Bosses’
/ and Ladies’ Night Banquet.
I The banquet will begin at 7 o’clock
/ at the Jaycee Community Building on
I Base Road.
7 James C. (Pete) Dail, banquet chair
( man, said past D.S.A. winners will be
special guests at the event.
Keynote speaker for the banquet will
be H. Patrick Taylor, Jr., of Wadesboro,
former speaker of the State House of
Representatives and currently a candi
date for lieutenant governor.
This will be Taylor’s second major
speaking engagement in Northeastern
North Carolina in a relatively short
time. He was principal speaker at the
Albemarle Area Development Associa
tion awards banquet here several weeks
Taylor, 43, is a practicing attorney in
’ Jaycee President Frank Habit will
preside at the banquet and Dail will in
troduce the speaker. Mayor John A;
Mitchener, Jr., will present the D.S.A.,
to an outstanding young leader in the
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First National Shows Gain In Deposits
There was more than 50 per cent
growth in both resources and deposits
of First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina during the year just ended, it
was revealed at a heavily-attended an
nual stockholders meeting Tuesday after
Also revealed was the fact net assets
of the relatively young 15-year-old bank
ing system passed $75-million during the
year, climbing from $52-million 12
Operating earnings rose from $2.37 to
M. F. Allen, Jr., president of the sys
tem which has 23 branches from Boone
to Wilmington, said net assets rose from
$52-million the beginning of 1967 to
$75,918,289 at year’s end.
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■ —n« across North Carolina hava had- to sit bofore a scar lat drape and look at a red
■dot in addition to going through the usual tests. What they are doing extra now is
■ having their photograph to go on the license. Examiner J. E. White, who is in
■ Edentea on Mondays and Tuesdays, here adjusts toe Polaroid camera that takes the pic-
E tures. In a -»«»*~ of minutes toe finished license, including toe color photo, are handed
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Deposits meanwhile rose from $43,-
706,536 to $68,919,727.
“This has unquestionably been one
of the most challenging years in recent
banking history,” the president said in
a statement to shareholders. “However,
it was succesfully utilized by First Na
tional as an opportunity to achieve ac
celerated growth and increase stability.”
Lion’s share of First National’s sharp
growth was credited to “the development
of more and better services to our cus
tomers, plus an intensive year-long sales
effort on the part of the directors and
One of the most significant develop
ments during the year, Allen said, was
the bank’s “envolvement from a number
of banks into a true banking system.”
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MARATHON ENTRY—An invitation has been issued to the owners of this 1933 Bent
ley to enter it in a marathon road race from London. England, to Sydney. Australia.
It is owned by John Becker of Edenton and his brother, Simon, who is shown in the
background of the above photograph. See The Public Parade.
Is Felt In Chowan
The cold, wintry blast that has moved
across the country didn’t miss the Albe
marle Area. More of the same is pre
J. H. Conger, Sr., local weather ob
server, said Monday’s low of 17 degrees
was the lowest temperature recorded
this winter. It rose to 20 Tuesday and
forecasts were for increased temperatures
However, at presstime, the cold weath
er that was promised to return Friday
and Saturday had stayed right with us.
Sleeting started Tuesday afternoon and
turned to rain during the night.
Conger said the rain Wednesday morn
ing was not freezing and highways v’ere
expected to be clear.
There were reports of wrecks Tues
day night on the slick roads in this area.
One report came from Highway 32 north
of Edenton while another was reported
on Albemarle Sound bridge, west of herr.
Details of the accidents were not avail
able at presstime.
This week has produced the first ex
tended cold spell of the winter.
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The proposed London, England, to
Sydney, Australia, marathon road race
may take on a flavor of Tar Heelia.
John Becker of Edenton may chuck
his securities list, don his driving gloves
and hit the trail toward Sydney.
The way it has all developed is most
While John has been busy becoming
a valuable citizen along The Public Pa
rade, he has maintained an interest in
his native England. Part of it is in the
form of part-ownership in a 1933 Bent
He was notified last week that the
vehicle, owned by him and his brother,
Simon, is considered a most desirable
entrant in the marathon road race. The
10-day continuous driving event is spon
sored by London Daily Express and a
$24,000 cash prize awaits the winner.
Brother Simon is extremely interested
and has gained the sponsorship of Eng
land’s Bentley Club. If sufficient other
sponsors are secured, then he wants John
to come along as co-driver.
The automobile, custom built for an
Indian official, has been in the Becker
family since 1938. It is the only vehicle
of its type in existence. It is in very
good condition and is in daily use,
therefore, there would be little prepara
tion needed to get into the race.
If John decides to accept the challenge
of this marathon he won’t have to go far
to get cross-country driving experience.
That can be gained without difficulty
out on Old Hertford Road where the
highway is used for a playground.
Even if nothing develops from the in
vitation, John admits it is a jolly ex
citing experience just to be considered.
Just A Thought
Edenton Town Council’s regular
monthly meeting was postponed Tues
day night because of difficulty with the
electric heat pump that serves the coun
Maybe this would be one of the ad
vantages of having natural gas some
thing that was scheduled to be discussed
at the meeting.
With all the supplemental hot air
usually in existence ,at public meetings,
it wouldn’t take much artificial heat to
make the council members comfortable.
Parking No Trouble, But ...
Edenton Town Council has been a
leader in Northeastern North Carolina
in recognizing the importance of off
street parking for the convenience of
shoppers. There are now more than 300
free parking spaces available in these
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Judge Privott Issues Warning To Area Bootleggers
District Judge W. S. Privott said
Tuesday there is no place for independ
ent liquor dealers in Chowan County
and that he will continue to hand out
stiff sentences to people brought before
him for liquor law violations.
“There is no reason why anyone
should have to buy bootleg liquor here,”
the jurist said in passing sentence on a
Negro woman charged with possessing
illegal booze for the purpose of sale.
“Anyone (of age) can go to thp store
and buy all they want and surely there
is an easier way of making a living (than
bootlegging,” he said.
“This court will continue to deal
harshly with those brought in for this
type of violation,” he said.
Irene Newby, 120 West Albemarle
Edenton - Chowan School
Receipts Near $1- Million
Edenton-Chowan Schools are rapidly
becoming a sl-million operation.
Supt. Bill Britt last week advised
Chowan County commissioners that total
receipts for fiscal 1966-1967 amounted
Cash receipts for the fiscal year for
the old Chowan County Board of Edu
cation and Edenton City Schools, in
cluding all federal, state and local mon
ies, handled by both boards totaled
$580,484.98, according to the report.
Cash receipts for the schools—Holmes,
Walker and Chowan High; Swain and
White Oak elementary—was $254,448.32.
This included cafeteria, clubs and class
funds as well as Elementary and Second
ary Education Act funds for the schools
2 Adult Courses
Cecil Fry, Principal of John A.
Holmes High School, announces that the
College of the Albemarle will sponsor
a course in Personal Income Tax and
another course in Adult Basic Education.
An organizational meeting to deter
mine interest in these two courses will
be held night, January 15th, at
7 o’clock in the high school auditorium.
The Personal Income Tax course will
be 15 hours of instruction, on Monday
and Thursday evenings, two and one-half
hours per night, for a period of three
The Adult Basic Education class is a
program whereby adults may complete
their elementary education. Classes will
be two and one-half hours per night,
Monday and Thursday evenings. An
Adult Basic Education class is now in
progress but another is planned to sup
ply the opportunity to those unable to
enroP in the first class.
An organizational meeting for the two
courses will be held Monday night.
CHOWAN'S FIRST BABY OF 1968—The New Year was nearly three days old before
the first baby of Chowan County parents was born at Chowan Hospital. Although the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford P. Goodwin, 822 Cabarrus Street, was the
fourth arrival of 1968 at the local hospital, she claimed the $25 U. S. Savings Bond
presented by Edenton Chamber of Commerce. Chuck Benson, right chairman of the
Merchants Committee, made the presentation. In the picture with Mrs. Gocdwin and
the infant are, left to right, Jesse L. Harrell, hospital board chairman, Goodwin, Tom
Surratt, hospital administrator, and W. J. P. Earnhardt, Sr., chamber president
Street, was sentenced to 18 months in
prison, suspended and placed on pro
bation for five years upon payment of
$l5O fine and costs. She was ordered
not to violate any of the liquor laws
during the time of probation and also
to allow her home to be searched period
ically by officers. She gave notice of
appeal and bond was set at S3OO.
Solicitor Wilton 'Walker prosecuted
the lengthy docket during which the fol
lowing other cases were disposed of:
Thurman Lee Goodwin, speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of sls
fine and costs.
Emmett Lester Riddick, Jr., no opera
tor’s license, 60 days, suspended upon
payment of SSO fine and costs.
Joseph Bunch Byrum, driving drunk,
Commissioners were told by the wel
fare department that December was a
big month for the food stamp program.
The report showed 143 people certified
to participate in the program with 135
paying a total of $3,837 and receiving
stamps valued at $8,916.
Other welfare department activity, as
reported by Mrs. Hazel S. Elliott, in
Old Age Assistance: 114 cases, $6,300
total grant; $55.26 average check.
Aid to Dependent Children: 50 cases,
$4,178 total grant; $lB average check.
Aid to Permanently and Totally Dis
abled: 52 cases, $2,634 total grant;
$50.65 average check.
Aid to Blind: 10 cases, $368 total
grant; $36.80 average grant.
General Assistance: One case, $84.99
Eighteen persons were hospitalized in
the county at a total cost of $2,743.63.
The county’s share of this was $790.74
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Firm Aids Drive
A sausage firm and local supporters
of the March of Dimes campaign join
together this weekend to try to raise
funds toward the Chowan County goal.
Dr. A. F. Downurn, Jr., chairman of
the local dimes drive, said Jesse Jones
Sausage Company will make a contribu
tion to the March of Dimes for each
pound of Jesse Jones Sausage sold
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at three
Edentoq super markets. They are: P&Q.
Phthisic’s and A&P.
Edenton Jaycettes will have a repre
sentative in each store to help promote
this worthwhile project. There is no
increase in the price of the product;
Jesse Jones adds the cash to the local
“It does i.v t cost you an extra penny,"
Dr. Downurn said. “It only helps us
to help a cause that needs help."
four months, suspended upon payment of
SIOO fine and costs.
Thomas Scott Gilliam, speeding, 30
days, suspended upon payment of $lO
fine and costs.
Rufus Gaston White, speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of $lO
fine and costs.
Bonnie Marie Alexander, moving traf
fic violation, 10 days, suspended upon
payment of $lO fine and costs.
Roy Neal Baker, driving on wrong
side of road, prayer for judgment con
tinued upon payment of costs.
Carroll Anthony Boyce, leaving the
scene of an accident, 30 days, suspended
upon payment of $35 fine and costs.
Randy Kent Austin, speeding, 10 days,
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