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THE CHOWAN HERALD
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXV—No. 20.
Applications are now being accepted
by Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
< to fill the position of principal at D. F.
Walker High School for the 1968-69
term. 1). F. Walker will retire June 30.
Supt. Bill Britt told board members
» Monday night that James A. Kinion,
assistant principal, does not want to be
considered for the post. ' Kinion’s decis
ion and approval of a Good Neighbor
Council request to secure additional ap
plications brought to an end Wednesday
nearly a week of unrest at the school and
in the community.
Efforts to boycott the school wa*
about 50 per cent effective Monday.
Principal Walker reported 619 students
out of 1,306 enrolled absent. An attend
ance report Wednesday morning showed
98 absent. Absences at the Negro union
’ school average about 30 per day.
Kinion, former teacher and successful
coach at John A. Holmes High School,
was transferred to Walker school for
the 1967-68 term. It was understood
that he would succeed Walker upon his
Late in April a citizen’s committee
from the Negro community requested
the board of education to employ another
Negro as principal at the school. At
that time they said nothing against Kin
ion and his work in the school. Action
was delayed until Monday night.
Nearly 200 students, school patrons
and other Negro adults appeared at the
meeting. It followed a demonstration
Thursday which resulted in between iSO
and 200 students leaving school for half
* the day. Friday there were large num
bers of students absent and Monday
only 81 answered the rolls as two bomb
threats were reported,
. Dr. J. H. Horton, prominent Negro
dentist who is a member of the school
board and chairman of the Good Neigh-
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Police To Sponsor
■; Tickets are now on sale for the big
Arthur Smith Show to be presented at
Hicks Field June 1.
The appearance here of the Cracker
jacks is being sponsored by Edenton
Police Benevolent Fund.
* Police Chief J. D. Parrish said the
show will begin at 8 P. M., and is de
signed to entertain the entire family.
Advance tickets are being; sold by mem
< bers of the department and are on sale
at various business establishments.
In case of rain, the show will be held
in Swain auditorium.
The cast of the Arthur Smith Show
come from such varied backgrounds that
they make up a complete variety show
among themselves, which is needed to
sustain six TV shows a week, 52 weeks
a year. Each member of the group has
talents in many areas, and double on
different instruments as well as sing.
In the group are such famous names
as Brother Ralph, Tommy Faile, and
Skeeter Haas. Dick and Jacquie Schuy
ler are a brother-sister team who come
from Winston-Salem. The newest mem
ber is Maggie Griffin.
Actor Among Us?
Chairman W. E. Bond of Chowan
County commissioners vows not to be a
talent scout yet he is searching for a
* young man from the area who wants to
be in the movies.
Twentieth Century Fox is preparing
to shoot a portion of “John Brown’s
* Body” in Iredell County and needs 500
extras. All but 100 of them are being
recruited in the Piedmont while each
county is being asked to have one rep
resentative in the film based on the
Those sought will pose as Confeder
* ate soldiers. An applicant must be at
least 17 years of age and willing to
work three to four weeks on location at
Love Valley In late June and early July.
The minimum pay is S2O per day but
Sy those who can furnish their own horses
<.r two mules stand to make as much as
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APPEARING HERE SUNDAY—Mickey Spruill. president of the Norfolk Skydivert.
a uUr* of Elizabeth City, guides his Para- Commander parachute toward the target area
during one of his recent jumps. He and other club members will be a feature attrac
tion at the free Jaycee-sponsored air show at Edenton Municipal Airport Sunday. The
show, launching the formal opening of the facility, begins ml 2 P. M.
‘(The public parade
Expression Os Sympathy
Jack Habit has been initiated into the
grand society of politics.
As Chowan County manager for Mel
Broughton, Jack started late, ran fast
and was let down hard. Naturally, there
were those who felt he got just what
was coming to him. Others were quite
His Jellow board members at First Na
tional Bank of Eastern North Carolina
fell in the latter group. At a recent
meeting they presented him a box tied
with black velvet ribbon. Inside were
The card, as presented by George Al
ma Byrum read:
A race to the finish!
And way down the track
Came a Mel-Mobile
Driven by Jack.
Habit for Governor in ’72.
In the illustration here Pete Dail, left,
admires the flowers with Jack. Is it
necessary to say that Pete managed Bob
Scott’s efforts here?
The Days Ahead
The manner in which problems at D.
F. Walker High School have been
handled is reassuring. Both sides in the
controversy have been aired in good faith
and the entire community stands to
It is unfortunate, though, that per
sonalities became involved in these
events and well meaning people suffered
threats of violence which are acts of
those in the group, or outside it, who
have questionable motives.
By delaying employment of a new
principal, the Edenton-Chowan Board
of Education honored a request of both
the Good Neighbor Council and parties
who desire a Negro replacement for D.
F. Walker. The protest, although James
A. Kinion, assistant principal was the
target of much of it, was not against
him personally, but against the whiteness
of his skin.
For years those who demand their civil
rights have said discrimination was based
for a particular position they are pro
moting a form of discrimination not be
fore experienced in the community.
There are a number of events in the
past few days which have been unneces-
j Sdenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, May 16, 1968.
Big Aerial Display
Slated For Sunday
Final touches were being applied to
the program and the facilities as Eden
ton Aviation, Inc., and Edenton Jaycees
prepared for Sunday’s formal opening
of Edenton Municipal Airport.
Sunny skies are anticipated and thous
ands of area citizens are expected for
the formal opening; featuringthe Jaycee
sponsored free air show.
Festivities begin at 2 P. M.
Marvin Shaw, Jaycee coordinator and
secretary-treasurer of Edenton Aviation,
Inc., said the show has enjoyed wide
publicity and the program has been so
arranged as to be interesting and infor
mative for the entire family.
The tower building, portions of which
have been renovated to accommodate
the new enterprise, will be open for tours.
Now in operation is unicorn radio contact
with planes and weather data for pilots
of craft in the area.
In addition to aerial activities, such
as fly-overs by U. S. Coast Guard and
Navy aircraft and a demonstration by
the Norfolk Skydivers Club, ground dis
plays have been arranged.
There will also be an instructor avail
able to talk with interested people about
taking flying lessons.
Planes will also be available to take
visitors on short hops around the area.
There will be a minimum charge for this
portion of the day’s events.
Jack Douglas, president of the corpora
tion operating the air facility, joined
Wallace Evans, president of Edenton
Jaycees, in issusing an invitation to peo
ple in the area to turn out in mass Sun
day afternoon for this event.
Tom Efird is vice president of Eden
ton Aviation, Inc.
J. F. White, Sr.
J. Frank White, Sr., 116 West Eden
Street, died at his home at 4 P. M.,
Thursday after an extended illness. He
Mr. White was retired from the U. S.
A native of Chowan County, he was
born October 20, 1880, son of the late
Fred F. and Mary Eliza White. His
marriage was to the former Saintie Mill
er, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons: J. Frank
White, Jr., of Charlotte; Fred F. White
of Norfolk, Va.; Ned M. White of
Marysville,, Calif.; William Allen White
of New Orleans, La.; Henry A. White
of Greenville; and Sam P. White of
Richmond, Va.; two daughters: Mrs.
Saintie W. Hand of Kendal Park, N. J.,
and Mrs. Mary Eliza Wilkins of Suffolk,
Va.; 14 grandchildren and two great-;
He was a member of Edenton Baptist
Church where funeral services were con
ducted at 11 A. M. t Saturday with Rev.
R. N. Carroll in charge. Burial was in
Williford Funeral *Some was in charge
of arrangements. *<
Edenton Town Council Tuesday nighi
voted to institute condemnation proceed
ings against Ashley Welding & Machine
Co., Inc., and proceed with improvements
of Filbert’s Creek.
Mayor John A. Mitchener said three
years of study had gone into the flood
control project which is being financed
by a federal grant. “1 have learned to
day that unless some decision is made
by Wednesday this project will not be
funded.” be added.
P. C. Ashley was called to the meet
ing to explain his objections to the plan.
He said private engineers had informed
him that the bridges at Albemarle Street
and U. S. 17 were not adequate and the
problem would still exist in case of se
The town was seeking easement to
remove sand and debris from Ashley’s
side of the creek.
Dr. Richard Hardin, chairman. Eden
ton-Chowan Airport Commission, sub
mitted a 1968-69 budget and asked Town
Council to include $2,500 in the new
municipal budget to help keep the fa
cility going. He said a similar request
will be made to Chowan County com
The commission budget was just under
Although W. B. Gardner, town admini
strator, was instructed to go ahead with
securing bids on a new packer truck for
the street department, councilman delay
ed final action on containerized trash
pick-up in the downtown area. The
Merchants Committee of Edenton Cham
ber of Commerce had requested the delay
by two weeks in order to allow merch
ants to further discuss the proposal.
No action was taken on a request that
a no thru truck sign be erected on Twid-
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Crafts Are Sought
Now is the time to submit samples of
crafts to qualify for membership in the
Albemarle Craftsman’s Guild or for par
ticipation in the Albemarle Craftsman’s
Application blanks for both may be
secured from your County Home Eco
nomics Extension Agents or from the
Area Home Economics Extension Agent.
A craftsman must submit three ar
ticles of one craft to the Standards Com
mittee no later than Monday, May 20,
by 5 P. M. Deliver or mail crafts to
Miss Edna Bishop, Area Home Eco
nomics Extension Agent, Room 217, Jo
seph Hewes Hotel, Edenton, N. C. 27932.
Guild membership is not a require
ment for participation in the Albemarle
Craftsman’s Fair. However, three sam
ples of one qraft must be submitted to
the Standards Committee for both.
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is 4dm on Confederate MnoorUi Dev. Doing honors Pridar morning war
ten-Elmore. chib president Beautification of tho Confederate Plaza in front of thkHtti
nicipal Building was a chib project.
Rev. Hubert A. Morris
Accepts New Job
Rev. Hubert A. Morris, 306 First
Street, recently resigned as pastor of
First Assembly of God, Edenton, to fill
the position of North Carolina Youth
Director and Sunday School Director for
the Assemblies of God denomination.
Rev. and Mrs. Morris began their min
istry at First Assembly of God on Feb
ruary 6, 1966. Since that time, attend
ance at the church has grown some 75
per cent and the ministry of the church
has vastly broadened.
Mr. Morris recently stated, “There
could have been no finer people any
where to work with than the people at
First Assembly of God, Edenton. I
knew in 1965 that God was leading us
to Edenton; I know now that He is lead
ing us further. I cherish the many
friendships we have with the people of
Duties of the Morrises will now in
clude direction and promotion of youth
and Sunday school work in the Assem
blies of God churches of the state. Pri
mary responsibilities for the summer in
clude direction of three youth camps, at
Windsor, Greensboro, and Franklin,
N. C. There is the possibility that their
ministry on a state-wide basis will in
clude future visits to the Edenton area.
Mr. Morris has been active as a mem-
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N. J. George has resigned ai a mem
ber of Edenton Planning Board and
George, who is a member of Eden
ton-Chowan Board of Education, was
one of five commission members appoint
ed by Chowan County commissioners to
study the area within one mile of Eden
ton town limits.
Chairman W. E. Bond said a replace
ment for George will probably be made
at the board’s June meeting.
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