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Volume XXXV—No. 18
Saturday is election day. It is a time
when 3,808 people who meander along
The Public Parade can exercise one of
the few basic rights remaining—that of
casting a ballot for a candidate of their
Since we are located in an area where
first edition newspapers find their way
to our doorsteps and The Chowan Her
ald doesn’t publish until several days af
ter the election, we have decided to do
something about it.
The first extra edition of The Chowan
Herald will roll off the press early Sun
day morning and be delivered to homes
within the community before sunrise.
Copies, carrying complete local election
figures and whatever state returns are
available early Sunday will be distributed
to boxholders in Chowan County; Mon
This is being made possible by a few
local businesses who are interested in
getting to the people of Chowan election
information while it is news and before
it becomes history.
Go to the polls Saturday and vote for
the candidate of your choice. Then wake
up Sunday morning and read in the ex
tra edition of The Chowan Herald how
many pedple agreed with you.
Plan For Future
For some time there have been those
in the community who feel our county
commissioners have been lax in making
proper plans for the future. This is true
specifically in the area of facilities for
Recently the Education Committee of
the Edenton Chamber of Commerce rec
ommended that a competent firm be em
ployed to study existing facilities and
propose a plan which the commissioners
could work toward.
Before the recommendation cleared
proper channels, a Superior Court Grand
Jury inquired about action on a past
recommendation regarding the county
jail. Judge Albert Cowper of Kinston
commented that the court facilities are
inadequate and the historic Chowan
County Court House should be turned
into a museum.
All this time the Edenton-Chowan
Beard of Education has carried on a
running battle with the commissioners to
keep from moving the superintendent’s
office into the former hotel building,
which houses all other county agencies.
At the board’s Monday session, it was
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School Board Agreeable To Move
Edentcn-Chowan Board of Education
has agreed to move the superintendent’s
office into the county office building on
East King Street on a temporary basis
and is asking county commissioners to
put aside $25,000 per year for the next
four years to build a school administra
The action was taken Monday night
in a called meeting of the board.
County commissioners have told the
school board members that a portion of
the third floor of the structure could
be renovated to make adequate space for
the office. They said no funds are now
available to build a separate building
for the. superintendent’s office. The
county also rejected a suggestion of rent
ing a location.
The office is now in John A. Holmes
High School and for the past year efforts
have been made to move it to a new lo
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EDUCATORS MEET—Dr. Amoi Abrams, editor of North Carolina Education magaxine
and assistant director of the N. C. Education Association. Tuesday night addressed a ban.
quet held by the Edenton-Chowan Unit at which new officers were installed. He is shown
here with Mrs. Rufus Smithson, left, outgoing president, and Mrs. Lois Venters, new
president. The banquet was held at Edenton Restaurant.
Powerful Position Os Teachers Cited
The powerful position of teachers in
society was stressed Tuesday night by
Dr. Amos Abrams of Raleigh as he spoke
to members of Edenton-Chowan Unit,
N. C. Education Association.
Dr. Abrams, editor of N. C. Education
magazine and assistant executive direc
tor of NCEA, told his audience they
make a big difference in the world. He
said thousands of little children are say
ing: “I’m going to do everything you
tell me to.”
He said teachers are dwellers in the
Land of Beulah. But how far one en
ters Beaulahland, he continued, depends
on what kind of salesman he is. “But
it will depend on what you bought,” he
said. “You can’t for long sell what you
Dr. Abrams said there are four basic
steps in salesmanship. They include:
Finding people wborjeed what you
have to sell; converting needers to want
ers; making buyers oih of wanters; and
interest in making satisfied customers.
He said if more professional teachers
made more satisfied customers through
their ability, then bond issues, increased
salaries, etc., would be easier to come by.
He said the price tag put on the teach
ing profession is put there by teachers
Mrs. Rufus Smithson, unit president,
introduced the speaker as a “man who
Work on the offices is expected to be
gin in the near future.
The board of education delayed until
the next meeting—probably next week—
hiring a principal for D. F. Walker High
School. Although D. F. Walker has not
formally announced his retirement, no
request has been made by the board that
he continue past the state retirement age.
A delegation, headed by J. B. Small,
appeared before the board Monday night
with a petition requesting that a Negro
educator be employed as principal at the
North Oakum Street school. James Kin
ion, former coach and teacher at John
A. Holmes High School has served as as
sistant principal this year and is expect
ed to move up to the principalship upon.
Students were assigned to the school
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, May 2, 1968.
is everybody’s friend.”
She also called on Supt. Bill Britt to
install the new officers.
Mrs. Lois Venters is president; J. C.
Boyce, Jr., vice president; Mrs. Mar
guerite Burch, secretary; and Mrs. Clara
To Aid Students
Nearly 300 Chowan County students
are in need of summer jobs and are part
of 100,000 across North Carolina being
promoted for work by Gov. Dan K.
Gov. Moore has announced a special
employment program to find summer
jobs for high school and college students
in the state.
A breakdown of student employment
needs by county, shows in Chowan 294
students needing summer jobs; 228 stu
dents in higher education; and 361 stu
dents in grades 11 and 12. Also, there
are currently 92 firms with total employ
ment of 1,948.
“When schools close this summer there
will be many young citizens in need of
gainful employment to help provide
money to continue their education in the
fall,” the governor said. “We are ask
ing that private business and industry
help North Carolina by providing mean
ingful jobs for these deserving young
men and women.”
Mrs. Holland Dies
Mrs. Myra Vann Holland, 108 West
Church Street, died at her home Tuesday
night following an extended illness. She
She was the widow of R. C. Holland.
A native of Edenton, she was born
March 23, 1889, daughter of the late
Charles Spurgeon and Rena Pendleton
There are no immediate survivors.
Mrs. Holland was a member of Eden
ton Baptist Church. Graveside services
will be held at 11 A. M., Friday at
Beaver Hill Cemetery with Rev. R. N.
Williford Funeral Home is in charge
Big Vote Expected
In Primary May 4
A heavy vote is expected in Chowan
County Saturday as Democrats and Re
publicans go to the polls to vote in the
There are 3,808 registered voters in
the county as a result of the recently
completed new countywide registration,
according to latest figures released by
Mrs. George C. Hoskins, chairman, Cho
wan County Board of Elections. There
Copies of Sample Ballots
on Page 6-B
are 3,542 Democrats and 247 Repulili
cans. Thirteen more citizens registered
as Independents and will not be allowed
to vote Saturday. The six who register
ed with No Party Affiliation must de
clare Saturday in order to vote.
Polls will open in the six Chowan
precincts at 6:30 A. M., and close at
6:30 P. M.
Since the registration was completed
April 20 it is anticipated that a great
majority of the 3,808 registered voters
will visit the polls. In the 1964 primary
election, 1,679 votes were cast in Cho
wan County. Saturday’s vote could dou
ble that figure and election officials are
geared to handle the crowds.
Democrats will be given three ballots
while Republicans will vote from a single
ballot with four offices contested.
One Democratic ballot bears the
names of candidates for the State House
of Representatives and county offices.
W. T. (Bill) Culpepper, Jr., is being op
posed by C. D. (Keppie) Ferrell, Sr.,
for Seat No. One.
Incumbent Coroner Marvin S. Barham
has opposition in the form of H. B, Willi
Although the candidates for county
commissioner must file from their town
ship, balloting is at large.
The First Township incumbent, W. E.
Bond, chairman of the board, is opposed
by Clarence Z. Shackelford. C. J. Hoi-
Area citizens can now complete their
high school diploma requirements in their
spare time through the Learning Re
sources Center at Swain Elementary
Mrs. Ann Britt, coordinator, said there
is no charge for enrolling in any of the
courses offered through the center and
students progress at their own speed.
The high school course is one of nearly
100 different adult education programs
The center is open Monday, Wednes
day and Friday from 9 A. M., to 4:30
P. M., and Tuesday and Thursday from
9 A. M., to 12 noon and 6 P. M., to 9
P. M. Those seeking information can
visit the center or obtain information by
Mrs. Britt said 60 students have en
rolled in the center up to the present
The Learning Resources Center was
established here by College of the Albe
marle in cooperation with Edenton-Cho
wan Board of Education. It is designed
to offer a variety of adult education
courses for students to progress at their
own speed and with competent instruc
Edenton Jaycees Install New Officers
Edenton Jaycees Thursday night saw
new officers take the helm and top club
awards go to Jim Jenkins and Lewis
Craddock —two club members who a
week earlier had taken regional positions.
Wallace Evans, an active Jaycee who
has carved a name for himself in other
community activities, was installed as
president. He succeeds Frank Habit,
who served as master of ceremonies for
the Ladies’ Night banquet held at the
Jaycee Building on Base Road.
Jenkins, who is new regional vice pres
ident of North Carolina Jaycees, was
presented the Spark Plug of the Year
Award by Evans and later Habit an
nounced that he had selected Jenkins
for the Key Man Award.
Craddock, voted the top first year
Jaycee in the district and region, was
presented the Spoke Award.
Edgar (Red) Gurganus of William
ston, former state Jaycee president, cred
ited the organization with the success he
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lowell of the Third Township is being
contested by David T. Bateman. In the
Fourth Township, incumbent Dallas L.
Jethro is opposed by C. A. Phillips and
Candidates for governor, attorney gen
eral, and state superintendent of public
instruction have created the most inter
est in the area and will contribute to
getting out a big vote.
Lt. Gov. Bob Scott, J. Melville
Broughton, Jr., and Dr. Reginald A.
Hawkins are seeking the nomination for
H. Pat Taylor, Jr., Mrs. James M.
Harper, Jr., and Frank M. Matlock are
the candidates for lieutenant governor
on the Democratic ticket.
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Lions Club Post
Leo Katkaveck has been elected presi
dent of Edenton Lions Club and W. J.
Taylor has been reelected to his 32nd
term as secretary-treasurer.
At a recent meeting, club members
elected new officers who will be install
ed at the regular meeting on July 8.
Katkaveck will succeed George Lewis in
The newly elected club president is
superintendent of Edenton Cotton Mills
and has been active in the Lions organi
zation here for several years. He has
served as third, second and first vice
president in the past three years. He
is a member of Edenton Town Council.
In addition to Hollowed and Taylor,
new officers include:
E. L. Hollowed, first vice president;
Eugene Perry, second vice president;
Warren Twiddy third vice president:
’/Ralph Outlaw, Liou/ar?r; Casweu Of
mundson, tail twist«t, Kenneth Stalls
and Lewis Leary, two-year directors;
and Hiram Weeks and Henry Cuthrell,
Monday night the club voted to meet
on the second and fourth Mondays dur
ing June, July and August. The club
meetings are held at Edenton Restau
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has attained. He went on to list the
fundamentals of a successful organiza
tion. They included:
1 — A good, firm foundation.
2 An aim or goal to shoot at.
3 Rules to go by.
4 Determination to reach the goal.
5 Extending a helping hand to others.
6 Ability to take defeat.
The speaker told his audience people
must really enjoy what they are trying
to do or it isn’t worth their effort.
“The true measure of success is the
service that you give,” the speaker said.
“How successful will you be in the com
In addition to Evans, new officers in
stalled by Gurganus included:
Wayne Ashley, first vice president;
Albert Ward, second vice president; Bert
Hughes, secretary; Thomas Peele, treas
urer; Jim Darnell, corresponding secre
tary; and Bob Waller, state director.
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