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Volume XXXV —Xo. 9.
The Public parade
More Smokeless Dollars
Visitors from other states spent S4OB
-in North Carolina last year. Lo
cal customers and in-state travelers spent
little more than sl-billion.
Out-of-state travelers spent $597,000
in Chowan Countly, a slight increase
over the $561,000 realized in 1966. That
People are traveling through our area
But they are not stopping. Therefore,
until more effort is spent on ways to get
tourists to visit along the Public Parade
we won’t see much of an increase in this
Edenton Chamber of Commerce has
done a tremendous job in many areas
over the past few years. The Industrial
Committee has been most active and has
realized a considerable amount of suc
This week two other committees —
Tourist and Merchants —went on record
supporting the efforts of newly formed
Historic Edenton, Inc. Their resolutions
are welcomed but their individual sup
port will be needed if Historic Edenton
’is to function in the proper manner.
Tourism brings in the smokeless dollar.
It does not put a drain on the labor force
but makes the cash registers ring in our
If Historic Edenton receives the sup
port of our town and county government
as well as individual citizens it will pro
vide a service in this community never
before experienced. Such an organiza
tion with proper backing, can make
Edenton a ‘must” stop on any traveler’s
When Historic Edenton can get tour
ists to drive from Williamsburg to ye
ole towne on Queen Anne’s Creek, spend
the night and then go on to New Bern
you will see the smokeless dollars begin
to pile up in proportions justified by
what our community has to offer.
Nothing is wrong with packaging a
little of our heritage and peddling it to
Looking At New Court
There is some question as to whether
or not “court reform” legislation is ac
complishing its goal in the First District.
Now well into the second year of opera
tion here there are obvious flaws which,
someone, somewhere needs to correct.
The most obvious deficiency is in the
prosecutor. By this we do not mean to
be critical of the man, but the job. One
solicitor with no assistance for seven
counties makes it practically impossible
for the courts to function at top efficien
cy. nor the state’s case be adequately pre
There were two cases in the recent ses
sion of Chowan District Court which
point to the need of local assistance for
In a routine liquor case, the solicitor
put the wrong witness on the stand first.
He attempted to build his case with this
witness who could not give him the testi
mony he needed at that particular time.
The solicitor became so upset with pro
ceedings that at one point he said he
would just nol pros (or dismiss) the
It was obvious he had not had a con
ference with the prosecuting witnesses
prior to the trial. All he had was a war
rant stating the charges and a list of
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Former Edenton Attorney In Race
WINSTON-SALEM—Walter C. Hol
ton, Winston-Salem attorney, announced
Thursday that he is a candidate for a
Democratic nomination for an appellate
court judgeship in North Carolina.
Holton practiced lav in Edenton after
Walter t. JT^tan
THE CHOWAN HERALD
State Honor Won
By Miss Crandall
Miss Jennifer Cady Crandall, a senior
at John A. Holmes High School, will rep
resent North Carolina in competition for
the American History Scholarship, given
by Daughters of the American Revolu
The state winner was honored yester
day at an awards luncheon during the
DAR’s 1968 conference in Charlotte.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Crandall of Edenton, the winner was
sponsored by Edenton Tea Party Chap
ter, DAR. Her file is being sent imme
diately to the DAR national chairman to
be judged in competition with winners
from other states. The prize scholarship
is valued at SB,OOO.
Mrs. Wood Privott of Edenton, state
DAR historian, was notified last week
of the decision of the judges. “We are
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No Local Action
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Little has been said about the six
county positions up for grabs in the
forthcoming Democratic Primary. Mrs.
George Hoskins, chairman. Chowan
County Board of Elections, said no one
has filed for county office.
The law requires those wishing to en
ter the race on May 4 to file by 12 noon
on March 22, just three weeks away.
Three seats are up for election on the
county board of commissioners. The po
sitions to be voted on are First, Third
and Fourth Townships. W. E. Bond,
chairman, represents the First Township;
C. J. Hollowell, Third Township; and
Dallas Jethro, Jr., Fourth Township.
This will be the first year the com
missioners have been elected on staggered
terms. And while they must reside in
a particular township, balloting is at
large. Commissioners J. Clarence Leary
and C. M. Evans have two more years
to serve on their current four-year term.
The three commissioners elected will
serve four years.
Voters will also select a register of
deeds, county treasurer and coroner.
Mrs. Bertha Bunch, veteran registrar,
is expected to seek another four-year
term. George Hoskins is county treas
urer and Marvin Barham is serving an
unexpired term as coroner.
the war and before moving to Winston-
He has been president of the Wake
Forest General Alumni Association. Hol
ton grew up in Waugh town and was
graduated from Reynolds High School in
Winston-Salem in 1932. His father, the
late A. E. Holton, was attorney in the
Federal Court for the Western District
of North Carolina.
Six appellate judgeships were created
by the last General Assembly to act as
an intermediate court between the Su
perior Court and the Stfite Supreme
Court. They were established to relieve
the caseload of the Supreme Court.
Holton, 54-year-old solicitor of the
Winston-Salem Municipal Court, issued
a statement in which he said the new
court “will be a most important part of
our courts system and its decisions will
affect the lives of most North Carolin
ians as well as industry in this state.
This is a serious undertaking for me. I
run for a seat in this court with deep
humility, with an even greater knowledge
of the responsibility, but with confi
dence that my years of law practice in
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Edenton, Chowan County, X. C. 27932 February 29, 1968.
Moore Firm I
Plant Here |
Work is in progress on a 21,600 square
foot addition to George C. Moore Com
pany’s plant in Edenton.
Edward F. Puryear, plant manager,
said the addition will house company
offices here with the remainder of the
space being used as a warehouse.
Perquimans Construction Company of
Hertford is the general contractor and
Mitchell Engineering Company of Rocky
Mount is building contractor. The steel
building will give the Moore company
nearly 100.000 square feet of space here.
“The addition will enable us to better
serve our accounts as well as greatly in
crease our storage capacity,” Puryear
The firm has been in operation in
Edenton for more than three years. Nar
row elastic fabrics are manufactured in
the modern facility located in the Indus
trial Park on U. S. 17.
Work of the expansion by the firm was
hailed by Edenton Chamber of Com
merce officials. President W. J. P. Earn
hardt, Sr., said the fact that existing in
dustry is constantly up-grading local op
erations and expanding is a healthy sign.
“The Moore company has made a val
uable contribution to the economy in our
area and we are delighted that they have
seen fit to enlarge the plant in Edenton,”
Morgan To Visit
In Area Monday
State Sen. Robert Morgan of Harnett
County, a candidate for the post of at
torney general, will address Edenton
Lions Monday night.
Morgan’s talk here will climax a day
of campaigning in Chowan and Perqui
mans counties. The club meeting begins
at 7 P. M., at Edenton Restaurant.
The candidate in the forthcoming
Democratic Primary will arrive in Eden
ton at 9:30 A. M., Monday and visit in
the area until 2:30 o’clock. He will
then go to Perquimans County for cam
paigning there and in Hertford until 6
Morgan is one of Eastern North Ca
rolina’s strongest boosters. He led the
fight for university status for East
Carolina during the 1967 General As
sembly and has generally spoken for
things designed to upgrade this section
of the state. He is chairman of the
board at ECU in Greenville.
He has been elected to the State Senate
five times, first in 1955. He served as
president pro-tern in 1965.
Day Os Prayer
World Day of Prayer will be observed
here tomorrow at 4 P. M. in First Pres
byterian Church. Participating in the
observance will be members of seven
churches in the area.
Similar observances in hundreds of
communities are planned by the 2,300
units of Church Women United across
the United States.
The theme this year is “Bear One An
other’s Burdens,” and the prayer service
was written by the chairman of the Asian
Church Women’s Conference Mrs.
Rathie Selvaratnum of Ceylon.
During the 80 years since its begin
ning, the World Day of Prayer has had
its main purpose prayer and giving for
the worldwide mission of the church.
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"QUICK! SIGN THAT MAN"—Although Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., wasn't chosen
"Mr. Edenton" in Saturday's Gay Nineties Revue, his performance was such that of
ficials of Edenton Little Theater didn't want the talent to go to waste. Mr,. Alton G
Elmore rushed right down and signed the mayor up for a membership, making him e.ig
ible to participate in a future production. 1 hose who missed the discovery of great tal
ent last P week in the Heart Fund variety show will have another opportunity Salurdav
night as it will be repeated at Swain auditorium. Curtain time is 8 P. M.
Benefit Will Be Repeated Saturday
The Gay Nineties Revue was staged
at Ernest A. Swain School Auditorium
Saturday night in spite of the snow.
Scores of people turned out in the bad
weather to view this Heart Fund benefit.
Mrs. L. F. Amburn, Jr., director, and
Mrs. Clarence Britton, producer, and
members of the cast felt so much time
and effort had gone into the production
more people through out C howan !. ounty
should have a fair chance to view it.
Therefore, a repeat performance will be
staged in Swain Auditorium at 8 P. M.,
The success of the show can best be
told in the enthusiastic comments of some
of the audience.
Some of the comments heard included:
A. B. Harless, Jr.: “Delightful an
excellent night of good wholesome en
tertainment, and all for such a worthy
Mrs. Warren Twiddy : “I thought it
was very good —a very enjoyable even
ing. The greatest thing was the ‘Mr.
The Lyceum Committee of The Col
lege of The Albemarle announced today
that arrangements have been completed
for the third annual visit of the North
Carolina Little Symphony to Elizabeth
City under Lyceum auspices. Perform
ances are also set in Edenton.
The symphony will arrive March 22
for an in-school children’s concert in
the Elizabeth City High School gym
nasium at 1:30. The Albemarle Choral
Society, assisted by the N. C. Little
Symphony, will present its concert on
March 24 at 4 P. M.
A second performance of the joint con
cert will be given in the Edenton Ele
mentary School auditorium Monday,
March 25 at 8:15 P. M., under the spon
sorship of The Chowan Arts Council
with an in-school children’s concert
scheduled at 1:30 P. M.
All concerts will be under the person
al direction of Dr. Benjajmin Swalin,
director of the N. C. Little Symphony
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Mrs. Sick George: “Nick and I enjoy
ed it very much.”
Alton Elmore: "A most enjoyable
evening, all performers were extremely
good. Ben Wood’s act was a real show
Mrs. George A. Byrum: "It went over
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By Little Theater
Edenton Little Theater is taking an
other giant step. A mystery will be pre
sented as the spring production.
Alton G. Elmore, president, has an
nounced that Mrs. Nelson C randall will
direct Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little In
dians”, a three-act play. J. H. Conger.
Jr., will be producer.
Actual work on the play, the first mys
tery tackled by the local theatrical group,
will begin Tuesday night with a reading
for parts at St. Paul's Parish House.
Readings begin at 7:30 P. M.. and will
be repeated Thursday night.
Elmore said anyone interested in par
ticipating in this production should at
tend one of the two readings. There are
eight male and three female parts in the
The play will be presented May 9 and
May 11 at John A. Holmes High School
Elmore also reported much progress on
the 1968 membership drive, now under
way. The drive is being headed by
There has been a good response from
letters mailed last month but there are
many people who have not sent in their
membership fee. Conger said the S?
membership entitles a person to partici
pate in the two productions as well as
have free tickets for the Spring and
In addition to presenting shows each
year, the membership gives a SIOO schol
arship to a local student and purchases
lighting equipment and sets for use in
Fair Open Today
The Science Fair, being staged by stu
dents at John A. Holmes High School,
will be open to the public today (Thurs
day) from 9 A. M., to 4 P. M.. and 7
P. M., to 9 P. M.
It was erroneously reported in The
Herald last week that the fair was Feb
Supervisors, Mrs. Clara M. Boswell.
Mrs. Cornelia Sharpe and David Shelton,
have been working with students on pro
jects to be exhibited during the fair. Dis
plays will be by students in the junior
and senior division of biological and phy
Winners, who will be presented savings
certificates by First National Bank of
Eastern North Carolina, will compete in
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