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So He Sez
What did the Mayor of Edenton say
to the Mayor of Rocky Hock?
"So long as the fried chicken, butter
beans, creamed corn, potato salad, hot
rolls, pickles, celery, carrots, cake and
ice cream and coffee hold out I’m in
good shape.” was overheard during the
third passing of food at the Chowan
puritan Club’s Ladies’ Night Banquet
Seniors In Spotlight
I he spotlight along The Public Parade
« this week is focused on members of the
Class of 1968 at three area high schools.
It is significant that these students have
completed 12 years of secondary edu
cation and hopeful that many of them
will have the opportunity to continue
their studies at institutions of higher
However, not all who graduate from
high school can continue in the class
rooms. Thanks to added job opportuni
ties in the Albemarle Area, few will
have to journey far from home to find
employment. More good jobs are be
• coming available at home than at any
other period in our history.
School officials are making a special
effort to offer training in high school to
provide workers with skills suitable for
the local trade. This will further bene
fit the area. ' -
This week. The Chowan Herald fea
tures the seniors at John A. Holmes,
Chowan and D. F. Walker high schools.
Photographs available from the three
.schools are reproduced in Section B of
So, to the seniors at three local high
schools we say: Congratulations and
Ever hear of a “bed bug hauler,” a
"cackle crate” or a “pajama wagon?”
How about a “horse” or a “boll wee
If this all sounds a bit unusual, the
translation can be found in the just
released “Truck Drivers Dictionary and
t Glossary” published by American Truck
This handy glove compartment-sized
lexicon defines a “bed bug hauler” as a
moving van driver, a “cackle crate” as a
truck that hauls live poultry, and a “pa
jama wagon” as a truck cab with a
“Horse” is industry jargon for a truck
tractor. A “boll weevil” is a novice
The glossary takes much of the mys
tery from the special vocabulary of the
truck jockey and gives motorists, per
haps while they’re stopped at a road
side case for some “hundred mile coffee”,
a chance to understand what they’re
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Jones Speaker For Opening Os Center
First District Rep. Walter B. Jones
of Farmville will be keynote speaker
June 9 at the dedication of Historic
Edenton’s Visitor Center-Museum.
W. B. Gardner, president, Historic
Edenton, Inc., said following Rep. Jones’
address, Mrs. Jones will cut the ribbon
opening the facility in the Barker 'House
on Edenton Bay. Mrs. Jones is the
former Doris Long, a native Edentonian.
The dedication program begins at 2:45
P. M., with special music by trie
Choral Society, under the dii g of
Dr. Clifford Bair of the Colle Q the
Albemarle in Elizabeth City, i g’w
be held at the James Iredell < '■*; -p; (at
4 P. M. The public is invited ££ :nd
the entire events of the afteri ts w
Mrs. Wood Privott, presidei «g ties
Iredell Association, Inc., said g so-
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXV—No. 22. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, May 30, 1968. Single Copy 10 Cents
Holmes High Graduation Is Sunday
Seventy-one members of the Class of
1968 at John A. Holmes High School
will receive their diplomas in commence
ment exercises Sunday. The program
will begin at 4 P. M., in Ernest A. Swain
Elementary School auditorium.
Principal Cecil W. Fry has announced
that Jennifer Cady Crandall has earned
the honor of valedictorian while George
Ronnie Harrell has been named saluta
torian, both on the basis of their scho
lastic achievements. Thirteen members
of the class are members of National
Rev. E. C. Shoaf of Edenton Metho
dist Church will give the inspirational
Storm Hits Area
A “bluster” storm moved through the
Albemarle Area Sunday night and a
strong northeast wind caused an un
usually high tide that resulted in flood
ing in many sections of Edenton.
J. H. Conger, Sr., local weather ob
server, reported 2.51 inches of rain dur
ing the 24-hour period between 6 P. M.,
Sunday and 6 P. M., Monday. He
said the wind reached 35 to 38 miles
per hour Sunday night.
Conger estimated that the tide was
more than 30 inches above normal. He
said the wind, tide and rain was caused
by an unusual low pressure in South
Carolina that produced northeast winds
Some damage to crops was reported
throughout Chowan County in a storm
that was unusual for this time of year.
“It was not a hurricane, but just a
bluster storm,” Conger said.
ciation’s annual meeting honoring Ire
dell’s descendants, will be held June 8
at 12:30 P. M., in conjunction with the
Historic Edenton event.
Tours of four historic sites —Cupola
House, James Iredell House, St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church and Chowan County
Court House— will be conducted from
1 P. M., to 3 P. M., and 4 P. M., to
6 P. M.
Beginning Tuesday, hostesses will be
available on a regular schedule to con
duct tours of Edenton’s historic sites.
The sites will be open daily, Tuesday
Gardner said the dedication of the
Visitor Center-Museum marks the be
ginning of what could be a tremendous
tourist boom for Edenton and Chowan
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Special music will be provided by John
Becker and speakers to be introduced by
Harrell, class president, are: Carroll
Lassiter, Miss Crandall and John Gra
ham. Principal Fry will present the
class and Supt. Bill Britt will award the
Helen Pruden is chief marshal and
other leaders of the rising Senior Class
assisting her are:. Linda Byrum, Rose
mary Holmes, Sue Powell, Ronnie Rog
erson, Mary Sexton and Susan Shearin.
The mascots are Patricia Flanagan
and Bobby Ashley. Serving as ushers
will be Shirley Alexander, Susan Hare,
Jeff Mabe, Beth Moore, Faye Parrish
and Sandy Wynn.
“Fork in the Road” is the theme for
Class Day Exercises in the Holmes Au
ditorium at 1:30 P. M., Friday
Program participants are: Harrell,
Donald Jordan, Frankie Katkaveck,
Henry Wells, Helen Jernigan, Carol Bry
ant and Malcolm Dixon.
Thirteen awards will be presented by
school and community groups.
W. E. Bond, chairman of the Board
of Trustees of Shepard-Pruden Memorial
Library, announces that with the coop
eration of the Chowan Arts Council fa
cilities for rotating art exhibits have
been installed in the library.
The first exhibit will be one circulated
by the North Carolina Museum of Art
entitled “Saint Leon Bouquet” and con
sisting of 19 water colors done between
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County. “We are es[>ecially pleased that
our own Rep. Walter Jones will be re
turning ‘home’ to be principal speaker for
this dedication,” the president said.
W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., local attor
ney and former State Representative, will
introduce Rep. Jones.
Invitations have gone out to hundreds
of dignitaries in North Carolina and
many are expected to attend.
Dr. Robert Lee Humber of Green
ville, chairman, Edenton Historical Com
mission, and Dr. Christopher Crittenden,
director, State Department of Archives
and History, will also appear on the
The Department of Archives and His
tory has worked with local members of
the board of Historic Edenton, Inc., to
transform the first floor of the beautiful
Thomas H. Shepard was re-elected
chairman of Chowan County Democratic
Executive Committee without opposition
Saturday following the county conven
tion at the court house.
Mrs. E. N. Elliott was elected vice
chairman and W. B. Gardner, secretary
treasurer. The committee omitted the
positions of two vice presidents.
Five of the six Chowan precincts were
represented at the convention during
which a telegram from Rep. Walter B.
Jones of the First District was read.
Rep. Jones urged party members to work
hard toward a clear victory in Novem
ber general elections.
Twenty-nine delegates to the state
convention were named. They will go
N. J. George from East Edenton pre
cinct, expressed an interest in being a
delegate to the National Democratic Con
vention in Chicago.
Shepard urged party members at the
county convention to support the party
and all Democratic candidates in the
Officers and members of the precincts
WEST EDENTON: George Alma By
rum, chairman; Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
hardt. Sr., vice chairman; Philip McMul
lan. W. B. Gardner, Thomas H. Shepard,
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ELIZABETH ClTY—Alcoholism i« a
kind of affliction that the more one
knows about it the more one learns he
doesn’t know enough about it. This
definition was given the term Tuesday
night by one of the foremost authorities
in the state on alcoholism and mental
health —Dr. Assad Meymandi of Fay
Speaking to representatives of the
Advisory Board of the Alcoholism C enter
for Information and Service and com
munity leaders from five Northeastern
North Carolina counties, Dr. Meymandi
said alcoholism has a definite place in
constellation of services of public health.
The director of the Cumberland Coun
ty Mental Health Clinic pointed out that
the primary principle of public health
is prevention. Therefore, it is in this
service that commupities must start to
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Twenty Complete Hospital Course
Twenty area citizens who 11 weeks
ago composed the first Nurse Assistants
course at Chowan Hospital received cer
tificates of successful completion of their
The fact that all 20 students complet
ed the 330-hour course was hailed by
Tom Surratt, administrator, and others
who participated in the brief graduation
exercises at Edenton Municipal Building.
Seven of the class members graduated
Surratt pointed out that this is the
first class to graduate from Chowan
Hospital and it was made possible
through cooperation of College of the
Albemarle in Elizabeth City and trus
tees of the hospital. He said the stu
dents learned more about how to take
care of patients better. He said their
newly obtained knowledge will help them
aiso in their home environment.
The administrator, who acted as mas
ter of ceremonies, “aid the course plays
Barker House into the Visitor Oilier
Museum. Many items of interest, in
cluding priceless artifacts, will Ik: on
permanent display in the museum. A
visual aid program will also be available
Rep. Jones represents nearly one-fifth
of the 100 counties in North Carolina.
He has been active -in politics in Pitt
County and North Carolina for more
than two decades. He served in both
houses of the General Assembly.
Upon the death of veteran Rep. Her
bert C. Bonner, Rep. Jones won in a
special election and later was re-elected
to the 90th Congress. He is currently
seeking his second two-year term in
the House of Representatives in Wash
an important role for future of hospitals
in the area and in improved patient
care. Another class is planned this fall.
Dr. Edward G. Bond, chief of staff,
spoke briefly to the class. He said the
need for such a class was recognized
long ago and has finally been realized.
“This is a local project and all of us
will benefit,” he said, “certainly the
He added that it shows what can be
attained to strengthen the community
from within and not seek outside assist
Mrs. Barbara Cale, director of nurs
ing, recognized the three instructors —
Mrs. Mary Twiddy, Mrs. Emily Am
burn, and Mrs. Dorothy Pavlich —and
said they are graduating 20 competent
and qualified nurse assistants.
The honor graduates were: Linda As
kew, Agnes Bunch, Regina Bunch,
Blanche Harrell, Cleo Gibbs, Brenda
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REVIEW PLANS—Samuel Cox. Chowan
County Soil Conservationist, who has ac
cepted a post with the Soil Conservation
Service at Burgaw, is shown at left review
ing Chowan County's Conservation Program
objectives with F, A. McGoogan of Hert
ford, who will assume the conservation po
sition here next Monday.
Sam Cox Leaving
Samuel Cox, Chowan County Soil Con
servationist with the U. S. Soil Conser
vation Service for the past six years, has
accepted a position with the Soil Con
servation Service in Burgaw effective
Cox says he regrets having to leave
Edenton and Chowan County but feels
the move is a necessary one in the in
terest of his career with the Soil Con
servation Service. “I do not believe
there is any place in America that enjoys
better rural living in general than in
Chowan County,” Cox stated.
“It has been quite a rewarding ex
perience for me to be associated with
this community and feel the progressive
attitude of the people has helped me as
much as our program has helped the
community.” Cox reminds us that the
local Soil and Water Conservation Dis
trict Program has been recognized over
the past years with numerous Area, State,
and National awards.
“This would not have been possible
without the people’s cooperation with
our program by applying conservation
on the land. The local Board of Soil
and Water Conservation District Super
visors, Lloyd C. Bunch, Joe Webb, Jr.,
and H. F. Byrum are one of the most
active District Boards of District Super
visors in North Carolina,” Cox reminded.
At the same time Cox announced he
had no reservations about leaving the
SCS here because of the capable staff
that will carry on and further develop
the conservation program here. F. A.
McGoogan of Hertford will assume the
position of Work Unit Conservationist
here next Monday. McGoogan, a career
SCS employee, has a wide variety of ex
perience with the SCS and Albemarle
Soil and Water Conservation District.
He is considered one of the top SCS
employees in North Carolina.