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Elementary Grades Affected
JUDGE ORDERS INTEGRATION
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Federal Judge John D. Larkins, Jr.,
Tuesday ordered complete integration of
elementary grades in Edenton-Chowan
Schools for 1968-69. The freedom of
choice still holds for other students this
year but he called for a plan for elimina
tion of the dual school system by next
The teachers previously assigned to the
grades affected by the order will be
transferred along with the students.
In Edenton, students in grades one,
two and three, will be assigned to D. F.
Walker School. Students in grades four,
five and six will be assigned to Swain
Students assigned to Chowan and
White Oak Schools in grades one, two,
y THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXV—No. 31.
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Right To Point
Saturday night’s called meeting of
* Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
created a lot of conversation, both fore
and aft. Many of the questions asked
by interested citizens were pretty well
t butchered, but never answered.
At one point Dr. Edward G. Bond,
chairman, became somewhat confused.
Asked about who the board was answer
able to, the Department of Health, Edu
cation and Welfare or the people of Cho
wan County, the chairman replied that
the board worked for the State of North
Dr. Bond would do well to remember
that his responsibility as a school board
member ends at the county line.
But the question that drew the most
pointed answer was: What can we do?
t “Vote for George Wallace” came a quick
reply from the audience.
/ ’Over in Greenville Saturday night the
North will meet the South. While the
Confederate Flag still stirs our emo
tions, we’ll be pulling for the North in
It'S the sixth annual Boys’ Home Bowl
Game which pits the best high school
grid players in a contest for charity. The
North Carolina Jaycees originated the
game to pay for a cottage at Boys’
Home. It has become a very popular
This year those who meander along
The Public Parade have a special in
terest in the contest. Two young men
wh'-< hcve provided thrills over the years
in the 2-A Albemarle Conference—'Billy
» Wallace and Ronnie Harrell—will be
very much in the thick of things for the
Also, Coach Marion Kirby of John
T A. Holmes High School, is assistant coach
for the Yankees.
A big show is planned at Ficklen Sta
dium, beginning at 8:15 P. M. You
won’t want to miss it.
Father And Son
A successful, self-made map may find
he has a son who is beligerent, too pass
ive or a social misfit. Why?
According to Leo F. Hawkins, exten
sion family relations specialist, N. C.
State University, “Many self-made men
never allow themselves to become deeply
involved with anyone. They create a
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Oak. Students in ti e schools in
grades five, six, seve '-g - eight will be
assigned to Chowan. | ~
He ordered that trj -p M ition be fur
nished on a non-disc « ° ory basis to
implement the plan, g ”
Judge Larkins said wSi )ard of edu
cation “shall take i.m..cui<*te steps to
encourage and direct extra curricular ac
tivities, including athletics, between pre
dominantly white and predominantly Ne
The order followed a series of recent
events on the student assignment prob
lem, including an informal conference
Monday in New Bern between the jurist
and local school representatives, and a
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, August 1, 1968.
Miss Hettie Wallace
Miss Cape Colony
A 15-year-old rising sophomore at
John A. Holmes High School has been
crowned Miss Cape Colony.
Miss Hettie Wallace, West Queen
Street, was chosen from a field of 15
pretty contestants during the annual af
fair at Surfside Park Sunday afternoon.
She was presented her crown and tro
phy by Miss Ann Harrell, winner of the
contest last year.
Miss Wallace is the daughter of Mrs.
First runner-up in the contest, which
climaxed a day of fun and games, was
Miss Cynthia Ruiz of Virginia.
Miss Carroll Lassiter was second run
Pat Flanagan of WCDJ again acted
as master of ceremonies for the event,
sponsored by United Properties, develop
ers of Cape Colony on the Albemarle
Chowan County Board of Commission
ers will meet in regular session at 9
A. M., Monday.
Chairman W. E. Bond will preside at
the meeting held in the courtroom at
called board meeting Saturday night
where the board voted to return to the
freedom of choice.
Earlier the board had voted to assign
120 Negro students against their choice.
This was held inadequate by the De
partment of Health, Education and Wel
fare. It was then that Judge Larkins
His order came in a federal suit filed
last year by four Negroes who claimed
they had been discriminated against by
the school board.
At Saturday night’s meeting, attended
by nearly 100 interested citizens, Dr. Ed
ward G. Bond, chairman, said the board
did not know what action the judge
would take Monday.
Single Copy 10 Cents
2 Men Held
Two Chowan County men will face
trial in Superior Court on charges of
forgery or aiding and abetting in forger}'
as a result of action taken Tuesday in
Kelly Springfield White, Negro, East
Gale Street, waived preliminary hearing
in Distict Court on seven counts. The
checks involved totaled $273. Judge W.
S. Privott ordered White held under
Fred Allen Bunch, 25, Route 3, Eden
ton, was given a preliminary hearing and
Judge Privott found probable cause.
Bunch was released under $3,500 bond.
Judge Privott later gave two defend
ants active prison terms. Randy Lock
lear, 19, 209 West Carteret Street, was
convicted of trespassing and assault. He
was sentenced to eight months. Alonza
Britt, Jr., Route 1, Tyner, was convict
ed of assault with a deadly weapon and
given a six-month term;
In the following other cases called by
Solicitor Wilton Walker, Judge Privott
Joseph Beasley, assault with a deadly
weapon, 30 days, suspended upon pay
ment of $lO fine and costs.
Joseph Byrum, assault on a female,
six months, suspended and placed on pro
bation for two years upon payment of
David Theodore Chappell, reckless
driving, 30 days, suspended upon pay
ment of $25 fine and costs.
William Freeman Umphlett, traffic
violation, 10 days, suspended upon pay
ment of $lO fine and costs.
Jaynes Clarence Efird, traffic viola
tion, five days, suspended upon payment
Auction Dollar Days Underway Here
In the past bogus bills have turned
up at various spots in Edenton. Now,
a special type dollar is being circulated.
Never before have so many bogus
bills been circulated than are now mak.
ing their way from 25 local business
establishments —including banks.
These aren’t exactly bogus bills, they
are Auction Dollars that can be used
to bid on valuable merchandise later in
the month. The local participating mer-
‘‘He wants some information about
how we are progressing,” he said.
Dr. Bond said there are a lot of things
the board is uncertain about. “We need
to know some answers,” he added. He
briefed those in attendance on events
leading up to being ruled out of com
pliance with HEW guidelines.
In a plea for unity, the chairman said:
“If there ever was a time when citizens
of the community should work together,
it is now.”
Several questions were asked about
what plan the board would offer Judge
Larkins. Dr. Richard N. Hines, Jr.,
chairman, Concerned Citizens Commit
tee, asked if the same plan rejected by
HEW would be put before the judge.
PROMOTED BY FlßM—Jam** E. DarnalL left, hu bean named executive vice presi
dent and general manager of Chowan Veneer Company, Inc., taking over the principal
dutiaa from E. L, Hollowell, right, company president. Hollowell will remain active in
tip business, devoting his time to sales and development. Darnell joined the firm in No
Darnell Promoted At Veneer Firm
E. L. Hollowell, president, Chowan
Veneer Company, Inc., has announced
the promotion of James E. Darnell, vice
president, to the position of executive
vice president and general manager of
the local industry. The promotion was
Hollowell, who is relinquishing his
management duties, will now be able to
devote more of his time to sales aild
development of the veneer firm and his
other business interests.
Darnell, 28, joined Chowan Veneer
in November, 1965, as assistant manager.
He was later elected vice president of
the firm, which is considered to be the
most modern and productive veneer plant
in North Carolina.
A native of Winston-Salem, Darnell
received his degree in textile engineering
from N. C. State University. He was
employed with DuPont in Kinston for
two years prior to joining Chowan Ve
neer. At N. C. State he was active in
chants are giving Auction Dollars with
purchases between now and August 10.
C. A. Benson, chairman of Edenton’s
Retail Merchants Committee, said merch
ants are offering special bargains during
this trade promotion called Auction Dol
lar Days and he encourages area citizens
to take advantage of this event. Too,
valuable free prizes will be offered for
auction at 2 P. M., August 10, along
with free entertainment.
“Floyd and Wally will be part of the
big free show on Auction Dollar Day.
Also scheduled for appearance at the
afternoon event is “The Amazing Mr.
Bradbury,” an outstanding television
artist, who will amaze and astound you
with his skill in magic and illusion.
Participating merchants with big Auc
tion Dollar stickers on their doors in
First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina, Peoples Bank & Trust Com
pany, Goodyear Service
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile
will resume visits to Chowan County
with one planned Friday at National
Guard Armory in Edenton.
Ron Wall, Jaycee volunteer chairman,
said the quota for this visit is 100 pints.
The bloodmobile will be at the armory
from 12 noon to 6 P. M.
The last visit was in April when ISO
people showed up at the armory to do
nate blood. Wail urged local citizens to
support the visit of the bloodmobile on
He was told it was the official plan of
the board at that time.
When questioned about White Oak
School, Dr. Bond said the long-range
plan is to do away with it.
Dr. Bond said the local situation was
about like that in New Kent County, Va.,
where the U. S. Supreme Court held free
dom of choice was unconstitutional be
cause it was not working.
N. J. George, board member respon
sible for calling the special meeting, said
he didn’t want to see any schools closed
and the county was in no position to
build new ones to accommodate a switch
He made a motion to return to the
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Delta Kappa Phi, textile fraternity.
The new executive is active in the
Jaycees, now serving as corresponding
Darnell is married to the former
DeAnna Hollowell, and they have three
children, Deena, Donna and James E..
Jr. The Darnells are members of Eden
ton Baptist Church.
Chowan Veneer cuts white face veneer
for the furniture trade throughout the
United States. There are 96 employees
in the local plant with 100 more being
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Coach Is Sought
David M. Bumgarner, assistant foot
ball coach at John A. Holmes High
Bumgarner recently submitted his res
ignation to accept a position in Green
ville. He will become line coach at J.
H. Rose High School.
In a recent interview, the coach said
the Greenville post is “an opportunity I
cannot afford to turn down.” He said
it would be a good stepping stone in the
Also, Bumgarner plans to continue his
education at East Carolina University,
working toward a graduate degree.
Rose High is currently playing in 3-A
classification and will move into 4-A
“Gigi and I both regret leaving Eden
ton,” he said. “The town has been good
to us and it certainly has offered us
everything we wanted. The people have
been nice to us and we have enjoyed
working with the young people. Still,
this is such a fine opportunity in coach
ing plus the ability to return to school
myself, I just can’t turn it down.”
Following graduation from ECU, Bum
garner came to Edenton as assistant to
Coach Marion Kirby.
He has been head baseball coach and
directed Edward G. Bond Post American
Legion baseball squad and took the en
try to the district playoffs this year.
School has re
Supt. Bill Britt
morning a succes
sor to Bumgarner
has been inter
no one has been
Some action to
fill the coaching
position is expect
ed to be made at
a regular month
ly meeting of the
Edenton - Chowan
Board of Educa
tion next Monday