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* THE CHpWAN HERALD #
Volume XXXV—No. 36.
Stay Is Vacated;! Students Assigned By Board
Students and teachers in Edenton-Cho
wan Schools have been assigned on an
alphabetical basis for the 1968-69 term
which begins Monday.
In accordance with the July 30 inte
gration order of U. S. Judge John D.
Larkins, Jr., elementary grades at Ernest
Swain and D. F. Walker and White Oak
and Chowan have been paired.
A complete list of assignments in the
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PROMOTES FAIR— W. A. Perry, president, Chowan County Fair Association, here
holds promotional materials being distributed calling attention to the forthcoming coun
ty fair. The fata- will be held September 23-28 at the fairgrounds on U. S. 17 south.
The 18th annual event is sponsored by Edward G. Bond Post, American Legion.
(The public |Jar;trlt'
4 On The Inside
Today’s Chowan Herald carries the
room assignments for all the boys and
girls who will be heading back to school
on Monday. There has been a great deal
of interest in these assignments, which
were made early Wednesday afternoon
by Edenton-Chowan Board of Educa
Because of the lateness in receiving
the lists, it was necessary to delay some
what our normal press schedule. This
was done in an effort to assist the board
of education in getting the word out and
make it more convenient for the parents
and children on opening day.
' Students are asked to report to their
assigned classes Monday.
Have a good school year!
* Happy Anniversary
It’s a long way from Vietnam to Cho
wan County but we got the right con
nection and found that today is a spe
cial day for one of our own whose hus
band is far, far away.
Today is the wedding anniversary of
George T. and Jeanette Ashley Pippin.
Others along The Public Parade, we are
sure, would like to pass the word along.
Lt. Pippin is liaison officer for the
First Infantry Division now in Vietnam
and had cooked up a little surprise for
his wife, but it didn’t materialize.
So, we want to take this opportunity
to remember them and express the hope
that they will soon be reunited, certainly
before the anniversary bells ring again.
Happy Anniversary, Jeanette, from
George and all of us.
Chowan County is helping to meet the
needs of its low-income people through
the food stamp program.
During July, nearly S per cent of the
county’s population enjoyed the benefits
of this program. Those participating in
t the program received more bonus stamps
than they purchased.
Latest figures available from the U. S.
Department of Agriculture show that
during fiscal year 1968 a total of $95,514
in coupons were distributed. Those
participating in the program paid $44,-
y, 818 and received bonus stamps valued
This is a program that doesn’t cost
the cobnty anything while one can see
- . what it can do not only for those eligi
; jlWe to purchase the stamps but to the
Edenton, Chowar ~ ~ ty, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, September 5, 1968
five schools are found elsewhere in The
The assignments were made by the
Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
Wednesday afternoon after an earlier
agreed-upon plan was stricken from the
Things began to move rapidly over the
Labor Day holiday when the stay in exe
cution of Judge Larkins’ order was va
Opening Is Slated
For County Fair
The gates swing open at 3 P. M.,
September 24 for the 18th annual Cho
wan County Fair and a record number
of exhibits are expected with premium
money set at $1,500.
W. A. Perry, president Chowan Coun
ty Fair Association, said many special
events and free entertainment has been
planned to make this one of the best
fairs in history.
“We’ve done everything possible to
secure top notch midway attractions and
many are already busy preparing items
for the exhibits,” he said. “We want
this to be a family affair and have work
ed toward that end.”
Exhibits will be put in place Septem
ber 23 and judged prior to the opening
the next afternoon.
The Big “G” Show of Ross A. Green
Amusement Co., will be on the midway.
This group features 15 thrill rides, con
cessions and shows. Featured will be
Carol and Bill Foster in a free act
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The Chowan Hospital, Inc., and the
Adult Education Division of the College
of the Albemarle announced today the
second in a series of training programs
to meet some of the present and future
personnel needs of the hospital. These
programs were designed to train both
men and women in the community for
meeting the para-medical needs of the
The first program, conducted March
11 through May 24, awarded certificates
to 20 qualified nurse assistants. Os the
20 graduates, 13 are now gainfully em
ployed in the health field. Six of these
were hospital employees at the time of
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Chowan Academy, a private school to
operate at Rocky Hock, now has 69 stu
dents for grades one through four and
plans to open September 16.
Carroll Evans, chairman of the board
of directors of the newly established edu
cational facility, also announced that
Miss Minnie Hollowell of Edenton has
been employed as headmistress. |
Miss Holl swell retired two years ago
after a lengthy career in teaching. She
willed*) teach the fourth grade at the
cated by Justice Hugo Black of the
U. S. Supreme Court. The board was
notified of this action at a special meet
ing Friday night.
Tuesday night the board met to dis
cuss assignment of students and N. J.
George objected to the alphabetical plan,
calling it not educationally sound. He
was then successful in obtaining passage
of a motion to assign by class and teach-
The Edenton Aces open the 1968 grid
campaign in an uncomfortable position—
as the underdog. But there is good rea
son since their first foe is Elizabeth City
of the 3-A conference.
Game-time is 8 P. M., in Memorial
Field in Elizabeth City.
Head Coach Marion Kirby is opti
mistic about the Aces chances of again
capturing the 2-A Albemarle Conference
crown. His offensive backfield lacks
experience, nevertheless, the players have
shown good spirit and determination in
The Aces are co-regional champs, hav
ing tied South Wayne in New Bern to
end the season.
Also, the Aces have an 11-game win
streak going in conference play and will
want to add the EC Yellow Jackets to
A scouting report shows the Jackets
have 17 returning lettermen and the
squad will outweigh the Aces by nearly
20 pounds per man.
Coach Kirby will be depending on
quickness and determination to boost
his players past the home team.
Early season injuries placed a dark
cloud over the training camp but the
boys are about all healed up now. Coach
Kirby said the only regular who will
definitely not see action Thursday night
is Larry Knox, a senior defensive safety.
A1 Partin has a broken bone in his
wrist but has been given approval of
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Chowan County Rescue Squad handled
42 calls during August at an expense
of $349.71, some S9O less than the ac
tual cost since some members turned
back their pay for convalescent trips.
Murray Ashley, reporting to county
commissioners Wednesday morning, said
members were aware of the tight finan
cial squeeze the squad is in and volun
teered to rebate their portion of the
calls. Squad members who make con
valescent trips are paid for their ser
At the same time Ashley reported
S2BO collected for calls.
The squad made 25 emergency calls and
17 convalescent calls during the month.
Vehicles traveled 1,835 miles.
Ashley reported one vehicle in the
shop due to a bad engine and estimated
it would cost SBOO to get it repaired.
In an effort to increase the financial
status the squad members plan activity
at Chowan County Fair as well as a
campaign for funds. County commis
sioners supplement the squad at the rate
of S3OO per month.
During the meeting, the board, acting
on recommendation of the auditor, voted
to increase the bond of Sheriff Earl
Goodwin for the collection of taxes from
$15,000 to SIOO,OOO at an increase in
premium of S6OO per year; and to in
crease the bond for collecting delinquent
taxes from $5,000 to $15,000.
Also, they authorized additional funds
for the District Health Department to
increase the pay of Miss Hulda Wood
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grade; Miss Ada Morris, second grade;
and Mrs. Richard Bryant, first grade.
Evans said there are 31 vacancies for
this year, mostly in the second, third
and fourth grades. There is still some
room in the first grade.
The charter, filed here last week,
limits class enrollment to 25 students.
Those interested in the new academy
have been working at the school pre
paring the classrooms and other facili
ties for the opening, . 'taka were secured
from Edenton-Chow? Schools. Nearly
250 desks were declared surplus by the
scnooi Dcaru recently.
er from Swain to Walker school in grades
one through three and from Walker to
Swain school in grades four through six;
from White Oak to Chowan grades five
through eight and Chowan to White Oak
grades one through four.
“Educationally it is almost impera
tive that we leave groupings as they
were at the end of last year,” George
stated. “If we are to educate the chil
Taken In Death
Wilborne Harrell, 205 Park Avenue,
died Wednesday night in a Lumberton
hospital. He was 66.
Mr. Harrell, veteran employee of The
Chowan Herald, had been a patient at
N. C. Cancer Institute for only two
days, having been transferred there from
N. C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill
following an extended illness.
Fred Wilborne Harrell was a native
of Edenton and the son of the late Bar
low and Agnes Curran Harrell.
He had no immediate survivors. He
was never married.
Graveside services were held at 4
P. M., Friday in Beaver Hill Cemetery
with Rev. R. N. Carroll officiating.
Ziegler Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements. In lieu of flowers it
was suggested that contributions be
made to the American Cancer Society.
Bond Sales Good
Chowan County has passed the half
way point toward a 1968 quota of $103,-
200 in sales of U. S. Savings Bonds and
Freedom Shares. The report, released
by R. Graham White, volunteer chair
man, showed sales in the period from
January through July to be $59,010.
White said this is 57.2 per cent of the
county’s dollar quota and represents a
better percentage than the state average.
January-July sales of $38,351,399
were the best peacetime sales for the
period in the history of the bonds pro
gram in North Carolina. Combined
sales were 55.7 per cent of the state’s
1968 sales goal of $68,800,000.
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dren properly we must move them in a
group with their teacher.”
There was some discussion as to whe
ther this would be acceptable to Judge
Larkins. The board must report to him
within 20 days after the opening of
Supt. Bill Britt Wednesday reported
the composition of classes under the plan
adopted Tuesday night. Tnere was con
siderable imbalance of classes and
George’s motion to approve the assign
Dr. A. F. Downum, Sr., then moved
to rescind Tuesday’s motion and George
objected heatedly. He said it was un
fair to take such action at a called meet
ing where all the members were not
However, Dr. Edvard G. Bond, chair
man, proceeded with the meeting and
the Downum motion carried.
At least two motions to adjourn
Supt. Britt said teachers report at 9
A. M., Thursday and he needed the as
signments. The board then voted to ap
prove the first alphabetical assignment
Also, at Tuesday’s meeting, the board
voted to abandon an appeal of the Lark
ins’ order. Dr. Bond named O. C. Long,
Jr., temporary chairman, so he could
speak on this matter.
Supt. Britt said schools will open at
9 A. M., Monday and recess at 12 noon.
Tuesday the schools will operate on a
Buses for Holmes, Swain and Walker
schools will operate basically the same
as last year. Chowan and White Oak
buses wil all terminate at Chowan and
anyone desiring information about the
routes should contact Chowan school.
15 Drunk Driving
Cases On Docket
Fifteen defendants charged with drunk
driving—six for second offense—are
scheduled to be tried during a mixed
term of Chowan County Superior Court
which begins Monday.
Judge George M. Fountain of Tarboro
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, clerk of court,
has the calendar prepared by
Solicitor Herbert Small of Elizabeth
City, who will prosecute the docket.
Sixty-two cases appear on the docket.
One defendant, Leslie Gilliam, Jr., faces
revocation of his probation on eight
charges. There are seven cases of
forgery docketed against Fred Allen
Bunch and seven against Kelly Spring
Dewey Williams is scheduled for trial
for a perverted crime and William
Thomas James faces a charge of assault
with intent to commit rape.
Five cases appear on the civil cal
Eighty persons have been drawn for
jury duty during the term.