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William H. Bunch
William H. Bunch
'Named To Post
Directors of Edenton Chamber of
Commerce Monday afternoon named
William H. Bunch president for 1968-69.
Bunch will assume the office, replacing
W. J. P. Earnhardt, Sr., at Thursday
night’s annual banquet.
Bunch, an outstanding young com
munity leader, is cashier of Peoples
Bank & Trust Company.
The new president has announced that
- Carlton Jackson will direct the annual
membership campaign which gets under
way at 7:30 A. M., Friday with a kick
off breakfast at Edenton Restaurant.
Volunteers are being asked to conduct
f a two-day membership campaign with a
goal of $15,000.
Bunch and Jackson urge all team cap
tains and* team members to attend the
New officers will assume their respec
tive positions following the banquet
Thursday at Chowan Golf & Country
Club. In addition to Bunch, officers
elected by the directors are: Edward F.
Puryear, vice president; Wallace Evans,
treasurer; and Elbert H. Copeland, sec
New directors, elected to serve for two
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It is not too late for citizens of Cho
toan County to register for adult classes
at John A. Holmes and Chowan High
Schools. Registration will be held to
night (Thursday) at 7 o’clock at these
Citizens interested in any of the
classes listed at the respective school be
low should register at the proper loca
tion. Classes will begin for those stu
dents who have registered Thursday.
At John A. Holmes High School,
classes will be held Monday and Thurs
day nights from 7 o’clock to 9:30 in the
Typing, bookkeeping, sewing (two
' classes, one on Monday and one on
Thursday), shorthand, high school equiv
alency and home upholstery (class to
begin September 30). An oil painting
, class will be held from 7 P. M. to 10
P. M. at the Fine Arts Studio on South
Broad Street and begins September 30.
At Chowan High School, the following
will be-offered on Monday and Thurs
day njfhts from 7 o’clock to 9:30.
Typing, sewing, high school equivalen
cy and adult basic education.
Cancer Crusade Goal Set For 1968
A funds campaign to raise $2,500 for
Chowan County Unit, American Cancer
Society, will be launched here October 1.
Mrs. R. Elton Forehand, Jr., unit
president, has named Alton G. Elmore,
prominent local businessman and civic
leader, chairman of the 1968 Cancer
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i4/fon G. Elmore
Whafs For Lunch?
A new feature in The Chowan Herald
next week will be the lur- 1 --' n menus
from all five schools in Cl "8 County.
For many years the men o § n Swain
and Holmes schools have. lcluded.
Sometime last year the ! .Sj® 5 menu
was discontinued by the p 5 | il.
There have been nume £ equests
from parents for all menus "2 printed
and Supt. Bill Britt has ag 'g S o furn
ish them. 2 g
So, Ma, hereafter, there be any
excuse for having Spanish rice for supper
when Susie had it for lunch.
To Move Ahead
Edenton Town Council, upon recom
mendation of the Board of Public Works,
has set priorities on improvement of the
water system as well as expansion of
both the water and sewer systems. The
projects, while considered to meet mini
mum needs, are costly.
The total estimated cost of the pro
jects considered to be the most urgent
is $612,000. If a federal grant of at
least 50 per cent of the cost is secured
it will still mean $306,000 in local money
must be forthcoming. Some of this will
come through assessments paid by those
who will receive the benefit of the new
services while the greater portion must
be secured from other sources.
Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., has
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Mrs. C. Gordon Maddrey of Raleigh
will speak at Edenton Woman’s Club
Wednesday at 1 P. M. The meeting
will be held at Edenton Restaurant.
Mrs. Maddrey is one of North Ca
olina’s most active club women and is
erving as president of the Southeastern
legion, General Federation of Women’s
31ubs. She is a past president of the
tate federation and chairman of the
Fine Arts Department of the General
She is a native of Ahoskie and gradu
ate of Meredith College with an ad
vanced degree in political science from
Columbia University. A Baptist, she
is past president of the Woman’s Miss
ionary Union of North Carolina.
Mrs. Maddrey is active in the Demo
cratic Party and is married to Charles
Gordon Maddrey, executive secretary of
the ’N. C. Baptist Foundation. The
Maddreys have two sons and a grandson.
Mrs. C. Gordon Maddrey
Elmore, manager of Belk Tyler, said
the three-week funds campaign will end
October 22 with Victory Day. All con
tributions are to be turned in by 1 P. M.
on that date.
Assisting Elmore in solicitation in the
rural areas and the residential canvass
are: Mrs. Fran Ward, Mrs. Robert
Bembry, Mrs. Anna Bass, Mrs. Ruth
Frinks and Earl Jones.
The crusade chairman will work with
the unit executive committee in a spe
cial gifts campaign which will be waged
from October 1 through October 5.
Elmore will call on fellow businessmen
to assist with solicitation of commercial
establishments, October 7-12. The resi
dential phase of the campaign is set for
Several special promotions are now be
Os the funds collected in Chowan
County, Elmore said 40 per cent of them
remain here to aid local cancer patients.
A breakdown of the remainder includes:
state, 20 per cent; national research, 33
per cent; and education, 7 per cent.
“Because c' the lack of knowledge,
many who ecu je helped locally have
not taken advantage of assistance avail
able,” Elmore said. He said efforts
would be made in the future to get the
message of local assistance to the people.
Voter Books Open Oct. 12
Voter registration books in six Cho
wan County precincts will open October
12, according to Mrs. George Hoskins,
chairman, board of elections.
Mrs. Hoskins said the books will be
open from 9 A. M. to 6:30 P. M. in
the various precincts for those who have
not registered as well as those who have
moved since the May elections.
The chairman pointed out that in
Yeopim, the registrar will sit at Edenton
Municipal Airport Administration Build
ing. This is a change from Perry’s
In other precincts, the registrar will
oe at the following locations:
West Edenton, Municipal Building;
East Edenton, Court House; Center Hill,
Rosser Bunch Store; Wardville, H & H
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXV—No. 39.
CANDIDATES FCR HOMECOMING HONORS—Six students at John A. Holme* High
School are in contention for two top honors at Friday's homecoming festivities at
Hicks Field. A new Homecoming Queen and Princess will be crowned during half
time of the Edenton-Scotland Neck football gam*. Contestants are: Elisabeth Williams,
10th Grad*, center, and left to right: Beth Kalkaveck. Ninth Grade; Katherine Fore
hand. Eighth Grade; Ginna Jones. 11th Grade; Jackie Habit, Seventh Grade, and Deb.
by Adams, 12th Grad*. *
Homecoming Is Here Friday Night
Halftime activities at the Edenton-
Scotland Neck football game Friday
night on Hicks Field will center around
Homecoming. The event is sponsored
each year by Future Homemakers of
America of John A. Holmes High School.
There are three candidates for Home
coming Queen and three for Princess,
chosen from their respective grades.
They are: Elizabeth Williams, 10th
Grade; Ginna Jones, 11th Grade, and
Aces Beaten By Williamston; Seek Second V ictory
It’s homecoming Friday night at John
A. Homes High School and the Aces
hope to get back into the winning way
as they play host to Scotland Neck.
The Aces are 1-1 in the 2-A Albe
marle Conference, having lost a heart
breaker last week to Williamston, 7-6.
It was the first time in 17 years that the
Green Wave has been able to enjoy vic
tory over the Aces. And it almost didn’t
Although completely outmatched in
the first two periods, the Aces held Wil
liamston to a lone TD and in the fourth
quarter were able to put points on the
board themselves. With the score 7-6,
Frank Niepraschk’s boot was wide. The
placekicker had booted 4 for 4 a week
earlier at Northampton.
Gigi Leary and Jay Swicegood were
honored Tuesday by the Quarterback
Crafts Fair Open
ELIZABETH ClTY—Craftsmen from
Chowan County are among those from
throughout Northeast North Carolina
participating in the Albemarle Crafts
man’s Fair which opened here Wed
The 10th annual event is being staged
in National Guard Armory and will be
open from 12 noon to 9 P. M., through
Craftsmen from Chowan include:
Miss Diane Peedin, yarn dolls; Mrs.
D. Ross Inglis, hammocks; Miss Har
riet Leary, Mrs. Graham Byrum, and
Mrs. T. J. Wood, chair caning; Mrs.
Steve Moreland, pottery and enameling;
and Mrs. Ernest Gard, candles.
“Craftsmen in the Albemarle Area
stress quality workmanship,” Mrs. J. P.
Morgan, Sr., of Shawboro, chairman of
the event points out. Therefore, only
work of the highest quality will be ex
Grocery, and -Rocky Hock, Rocky Hock
Books will close Saturday, October
26 at 6:30 P. M. Challenge Day will
be November 2 from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.
No one will be allowed to register on this
A new provision has been made for
new residents of North Carolina. A
newcomer who otherwise meets voting
requirements may vote for president if
he has lived in the state for 60 days or
more prior to November 5.
In the past, it was necessary to be a
resident of the state for one year and of
the voting precinct for 30 days to be
eligible to vote. This is still the re
quirement for voting in any election ex
cept for the presidential contest.
A newcomer desiring to vote for the
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 26, 1968.
Debby Adams, 12 th Grade; Jackie
Habit, Seventh Grade; Katherine Fore
hand, Eighth Grade, and Bet Katkaveck,
Patricia Ashley, 1967 Homecoming
Queen, and Julie Habit, 1967 Homecom
ing Princess, will crown their successors
during the halftime of the game.
A dance will be held in the high
school gymnasium following the game.
Music will be furnished by The Barra
Club as back and lineman of the week,
respectively. At the same time the club
honored Earl Chesson and Allen Swan
ner for the posts for play against Eliza
Williamston scored on their second
offensive play. Jimmy Hardison threw
a quick pass to Ronnie Wynne who
raced 22 yards for the score. The play
caught the Edenton defense completely
flatfooted. The Aces hadn’t recovered
from a busted play where the center
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WILDLIFE CLUB LEADERS—George Lewis, standing left, charter president of Albe
marle Wildlife Club, is pictured here with new officers elected Thunder night at the
dub's annual meeting. Dr. Richard Hardin, center, was elected president, while Joe
Thocud, left, was named rice president, and If. J. George, right, eras re elected secre
tary-treat u; -r, s : the meeting held at Colonial Restaurant tr-~ <* 30 members dis
cussed proj tit i.-r the coming year, includi-... i. is rtl f business.
presidency must apply in person to the
chairman of Chowan County Board of
Elections not more than 20 days before
the date of the election and not later
than 5 P. M. on Friday preceding elec
Those registered voters who have
moved from the precinct in which they
registered during the new registration in
the spring must apply for a transfer at
the precinct in which he now resides.
A qualified and registered voter who
expects to be absent from the county
during the entire period that the polls
will be open on November 5 can make
written application for absentee ballots
to the board chairman not earlier than
45 days nor later than 6 P. M. on Wed
nesday before the election.
Single Copy 10 Cents
The grand prize booth at Chowan
County Fair was arranged by the Epis
copal Young Churchmen of St. Paul’s
The booth, using the topic ‘“We Serve
The Community,” was erected around
the cld country store theme.
Second place in the booth division
went to three youngsters who erected an
individual display titled: “Happiness Is
a Clean Community.” Those who pre
sented the display were Henry and Mike
McMullan and Gris Bond.
W. A. Perry, president, Chowan Coun
ty Fair Association, said the booths were
especially nice this year. “It is about
the best displays we have ever had,” he
Edenton Home Economics Extension
Club won first place in the adult booth
division and Byrd HDC won second.
The YMW organization placed third.
Booths in the junior division placed in
Episcopal Young Churchmen, Holmes
FHA, Oak Grove 4-H, Center Hill 4-H,
Walker FFA, and Yeopim 4-H.
Entries in several other divisions were
more than allotted space could handle.
Perry pointed out. He singled out art
as one of the fastest growing exhibits
at the fair. He suggested that next year
there might be a special art exhibit.
“We are extremely well pleased with
the entries in each division,” the leader
said as he pointed to cured meat, a first
for the fair, and many other items.
Judges were busy early Tuesday as-
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threw the ball over Earl Chesson’s head
as Chesson stood in punt formation and
Williamston took over deep in Edenton
The Aces w r ere able to stop several
other Williamston drives and were on
the Waves’ three when the half ended.
In the third quarter the Aces were
again in deep trouble due to another
bad pass from center. Leary was able
to stop Bebe Batts short of paydirt as-
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