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Workmen Stayed Busy During Storm Repairing Lines
Ice, Snow Cripples Area
Edenton and other Eastern North Ca
rolina towns are Slowly returning to nor
mal activities following last week’s ice
and snow storm.
Reports were that the Edenton-Hert
ford-Windsor area was one of the hard
est hit in Northeastern Tar Heelia. Toll
communications from here to Windsor
Edenton Savings & Loan Association
showed a $282,000 increase in assets dur
ing the past year, according to a report
of condition filed by James C. Dail,
executive’ vice president.
Dajl said the local financial institution
has continued to make sound progress
over the years.
Assets of the association now stand at
$5,030,'738.60. Mortgage loans total
The association maintains $459,373.14
The annual stockholders’ meeting will
be held February 5.
J. Clarence Leary is president of the
associate and Albert G. Byrum is vice
president. Dail is also secretary and
Lois B. White is assistant treasurer and
Ashley is treasurer.
R. E. Leary is chairman of the board
' The association is now in its 63rd year.
W. R. Capehart
William Rhodes Capehart, 87, of “Al
bemarle” in Boykin, S. C., died late
Monday at Forest Hills Nursing Home
in Columbia, where he had resided for
several months following a number of
years declining health.
He was a retired planter, farmer and
Mr. Capehart was born September 17,
1880 in Avoca, Bertie County, son of
Dr. William R. Capehart, a physician in
the Army of the Confederate States and
Clara Cotten Bond Capehart. His wife',
Deas Manning Boykin Capehart, pre
deceased him several years ago.
Educated at Hunters Military Acade
my at Oxford, he also graduated from
the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, where he was a member of the Del
ta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and from
Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie,
, New York.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal
Church and of the Masonic Lodge and
was the last of his famous family (fourth
generation) to operate the largest seine
fishing (inland) in the world located at
Avoca. Before retiring in the 1930’s
Mr: Capehart managed a vast plantation
t at Avoca and continued his farming at
Boykin, specializing in strawberries ,in
Surviving are two sons. Col. William
’ a^and*Edenton and^Burwell Boy-
Mrs. William Selby Harney, Sr., of
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weie not functioning as late as Wednes
day morning, nearly a week after the
Edenton’s Superintendent of Public
Works, R. N. Hines said damage to the
utilities system could exceed $40,000!
It will be at least two weeks before mem
bers of his department return all systems
Supt. Hines said the ice and snow
storm last Wednesday did more damage
to the electric system than any of the
hurricanes since 1933.
The two inches of ice and three inches
of snow, the official reading by J. H.
Conger, Sr., local weather observer, was
the most accumulation of the two at one
time in memory of most senior citizens.
Damage was not limited to the elec
tric and telephone systems. The weight
of the ice was too much for many trees
in the area and they buckled under the
strain. Many streets were blocked by
the downed utilities lines and tree limbs.
Crews from the Street Department
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Albemarle Wildlife Club will receive
its charter tonight (Thursday) at an
oyster roast scheduled at Edenton Ma
rina. It begins at 7 o’clock.
A representative of the Wildlife Fed
eration will present the charter to George
Lewis, club president.
The local club will play host to Pas
quotank Wildlife Club for this meet
ing. Reservations are necessary and
should be called in to N. J. George, club
secretary, by noon Thursday.
Wallace Evans DSA Winner; Taylor Stresses Concern Over Complacency
Wallace Evans, active young Chowan
County church and community leader,
Tuesday night was named recipient of
rhe 1967 Distinguished Service Award,
presented by Edenton Jaycees.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXV.—No. 3. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, January 18, 1968. Single Copy 10 Cents
(the “Public |3arade
Shape Os Things To Come
Outlines of the 1968 gubernatorial
campaign in North Carolina are now be
ginning to take shape—and pretty soon
the voters will begin taking sides.
One thing is for sure. Nobody in eith
er the Republican or Democratic party is
going to get a free ride. On the con
trary, it looks like a stiff campaign in
both primary and general elections.
There will be at least three names on
the Democratic ticket—Robert W. Scott
of Haw River, J. Melville Broughton of
Raleigh and Dr. Reginald A. Hawkins,
a Negro dentist of Charlotte.
And on the Republican side, John
Stickley of Charlotte will be opposed
Rep. Jim Gardner of Rocky Mount.
There are certain aspects that make
both the Democratic and Republican pri
maries unique. Dr. Hawkins is the first
Negro to seek the office in modern times.
That makes the Democratic primary un
usual. And for the Republicans, it is
just unusual for them to have a primary
for the top posts.
We predict, for what it is worth, that
Bob Scott will emerge as winner of the
Democratic nomination and Jim Gardner
will carry the banner for the Republic
ans; and then, following a close general
election in November, Scott will emerge
as the next Governor of North Carolina.
But nobody can guarantee any of this.
To begin the entrance of Dr.
Hawkins will complicate the Democratic
primary. Despite his protestations to the
contrary, the best he can hope for is a
seat at the bargaining table; but, if the
November election follows a summer of
riots and looting, he could well find no-
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nounced the winner and presented the
award at the annual DSA banquet at the
Jaycee Community Building on Base
Evans, an employee at Hughes-Park
er Hardware, was cited for his work in
Mrs . Louise S. Pratt
Mrs. Pratt Chosen
Mrs. Louise Simpson Pratt, 208 West
Eden Street, will represent Chowan
County in the 1968 Mother of the State
of North Carolina contest.
Her nomination is now being consid
ered on the district level and if she is
successful there she will enter the state
contest. The American Mother will be
chosen from among the 52 State Mothers.
Mrs. Pratt was nominated by the
Yeopim Extension Homemakers Club, of
which she is a member.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Pratt
is the widow of Robert Long Pratt. She
is‘ medical aide to Dr. Roland H.
Vaughan at Chowan Medical Center.
Mrs. Pratt has two children: Robert
L. Pratt, Jr., of Bridgewater, Va.; and
Stanley Webster Pratt, a student at the
College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth
community and church activities in
Rocky Hock as well as leadership dem
onstrated during the successful sl-million
hospital bond referendum. He was co
chairman of the Jaycee-promoted cam
Mrs. George C. Hoskins, veteran pre
cinct registrar, has been named chair
man of Chowan County Board of Elec
At a reorganizational meeting, Claude
Griffin was re-elected secretary. He and
Mrs. Hoskins are Democrat members of
the board and the Republican represen
tative is J. L. Chestnutt.
Mrs. Hoskins replaces E. L. Hollowell,
who resigned. She was appointed a
member of the board by the State Board
of Elections after being recommended by
Chowan County Democratic Executive
The elections board in Chowan County
has the responsibility this spring of con
ducting a completely new voter registra
tion. This will be done during the regi
stration time prior to the May 5 Demo
The new registration will be the first
in Chowan County in many years.
Class Is Delayed
Six more students are needed in order
for a class in Personal Income Tax to
be conducted at John A. Holmes High
Principal Cecil W. Fry said nine adults
have expressed art interest in taking such
a course but a minimum of 15 students
are required. Because of the interest
demonstrated, Fry said the opening ses
sion of this class has been postponed un
til January 25.
The winner is also first vice president
of the Jaycees.
Eleven of the 13 past DSA winners
were special guests at the banquet.
Prior to making the presentation, May
er Mitchener said the DSA winner would
enter a very select fraternity. “His op
portunity to be of service to his com
munity and his responsibilities are just
beginning,” he noted.
H. Patrick Taylor, Jr., of Wadesboro,
former Speaker of the State House of
Representatives and candidate for lieu
tenant governor, called for a
society” in an inspiring keynote address.
Taylor said young people in America
must assume more responsibility. “We
seem to have adopted a philosophy that
it takes an old man to get things done,”
he added. The challenge, he noted, is
to have young men assume responsible
positions in government.
The speaker went on to say the stat?
and nation needs more people who stand
for something. He praised advances in
modern technology, but said there is a
great need for development of a purpose
to live above our technical training.
Taylor pointed out that changes are
realized slowly and in this period of his
tory it is not difficult to find great caus
es to support. “We must, however, have
courage to support causes in days of
their unpopularity,” he said. “We must
believe conditions can be improved.”
He called for restoration of initiative
and determination and called a revitaliz-