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I THE CHOWAN HERALD,
Volume XXXV No. 42.
The Public Parade
From The Mail Bag
Two interesting, and timely, pieces of
mail arrived Wednesday morning. Al
though one was unsigned we want to
bend a rule to share it with those who
meander along The Public Parade.
The clever, unsigned note read:
“How about a look-alike contest?
Right bow? It should be apropos at
“George Lewis looks like Richard
“Ernest Kehayes looks like Hubert
“Who looks like George Wallace? I
don’t know either, but would like to.”
As popular as the Wallace movement
is hereabouts there are likely to be those
who go a bit further than look-alike but
even claim kin. But shucks, Jim Robin
son pointed out years ago that President
Johnson had deep roots in Chowan.
From Dr. Edward G. Bond came what
was titled: Public Relations Tip for
“The committee on Eye Care of the
State Medical Society considers it ap
propriate to frequently remind children
and parents about the dangers of missile
throwing toys. The air rifle is singled
out as the worst offender in producing
eye injuries to children, with the com
mittee emphasizing that the air rifle is
not a toy but a weapon and should be
treated as such. At least one study of
eye injuries by missile-throwing toys
indicated considerable increase in the
incidence of this type injury during the
“Consideration of these dangers is
particularly appropriate during the fall
months when parents are beginning to
give through to Christmas present pur
We don’t know whose public relations
gap we are bridging but the remind is
timely. Albemarle Wildlife Club is hav
ing a gun safety demonstration today
(Thursday) at 5:30 o’clock at Cape
Colony and while oik two Wild_,Bill’s
are not of air rifle age (so we keep tell
ing them) the program is going to be a
But what about George?
Gun Safety Topic
Albemarle Wildlife Club is sponsoring
a gun safety program this afternoon
(Thursday) at Surf side Park in Cape
Colony and children from throughout
‘he area are invited.
Dr. Richard Hardin, president, said
hamburgers and hot dogs will be free
for the children attending the demon
All parents who are interested are in
vited to bring their children, both boys
and girls. Adults will be charged a small
fee for the cook-out.
Also, there*will be a movie and wild
life program at the clubhouse following
Club Saving High
A record number of participants saved
a record amount of money in the 1968
Christmas Club at Peoples Bank &
George W. Lewis, executive vice presi
dent, said the last payment on the cur
rent clqb will be received on October
25. The 1969 club will open on No
Lewis said the bank will distribute
checks totaling in excess of $115,000 to
876 club members shortly after Novem
Jaycees Plan Mayor’s Night Event
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CAMPAIGN IN CHOWAN— U. Got. Bob Scott brought his campaign for governor into
Chowan County Wednesday morning meeting people here during a three-hour stay.
Scott is shown here with local Democratic Party leaders. Left to right are: Thomas
Shepard, county party chairman; Mrs. Edward G. Bond, First District campaign leader;
James C. Dail, local Scott director, and Soott. The candidate spoke at a six-county rally
Wednesday night in Elisabeth City.
Scott Reaffirms Stand On Roads
Lt. Gov. Bob Scott drove into Eden
ton from Windsor in a Jeep Wednesday
morning to begin three hours of cam
paigning in Chowan County.
He met people in the downtown area,
lunched at Chap’s and went out to Earl
Smith’s Store at Rocky Hock to press
his campaign for governor.
The candidate was escorted by Thom
as Shepard, county Democratic Party
chairman, and James C. Dail, county
campaign leader. Mrs. Edward G. Bond,
First District campaign official, was at
Edenton Marina to greet the candidate
when he arrived.
In a speech to hundreds gathered for
a six-county rally Wednesday night,
Scott pledged an accelerated road-build
ing program. .....
“As I have said, you don’t have to tell
a Scott about roads,” he began. “I have
traveled thousands of miles throughout
our state, and I know better roads are
needed in every section. Today, 27,000
miles of rural roads are unpaved. There
are hundreds of miles of highways that
need to be straightened, improved and
“I will accelerate our road building
program. Better roads mean more jobs,
more pleasure, more highway safety.
It’s Scott, Wallace
A poll conducted by the Governmental
Affairs Committee of Edenton Jaycees
indicates a large percentage of Chowan
County voters are still undecided about
who to vote for in the general election
on November 5.
Os those called in a weekly telephone
poll Monday night, 33 per cent indicat
ed they were undecided about the gov
ernor’s race while 22 per cent hadn’t
made up their minds about the presi
However, Lt. Gov. Bob Scott and
George Wallace increased their lead here
in their bid for governor and president,
Lt. Gov. Scott polled 39 per cent;
Jim Gardner, 28 per cent; and 33 per
Wallace, American Independent Party
candidate, had S 3 per cent; Richard
Nixon, 14 per cent; Hubert Humphrey,
8 per cent, and 22 per cent undecided.
The Jaycees plan to continue the
Monday night poll until the election.
Gaylard Perry of Williamston, a Na
tional League pitching ace, will make a
public appearance in Edenton October
24 at a special meeting of Edenton Jay
Perry, who hurls for the San Francis
co Giants, will address a Mayor’s Night
Banquet which begins at 7:30 o’clock.
Wallace Evans, dob president, said
Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., will pre
sent a “State of the Town” message to
those assembled at the function.
Also, Jack Habit, former local dub
president and idee president, North Ca
rolina Jaycees, will appear on the pro-
Evans said the Jaycees are extremely
pleased to have been able to secure
Perry for this ihqfcrtant banquet “It
is expected to be one of the highlights
of the dub year,” Evans said.
Edenton, C 3] County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, October 17, 1968.
Highway construction and improvements
will be a major part of my administra
The candidate, at home in Northeast
ern North Carolina, said he has explain
ed his ideas and aspirations and proposed
positive and meaningful programs. “I
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Thomas A. Small
Dies Setting Nets
Thomas Alonzo Small, 52, Route 3,
Edenton, died Monday while setting his
nets in Chowan River.
Mr. Small 'nad-hia. young son were the
object of an extensive search Monday
night. The fishing boat containing the
heart attack victim and his son was dis
covered at 6:55 A. M., Tuesday.
Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad, N. C.
Wildlife Service and the U. S. Coast
Guard conducted the search Monday
night after the commercial fisherman
failed to return home.
C. J. Overton, Wildlife supervisor,
said searchers got within 200 yards of
the boat Monday night but were unable
to locate it because of the haze and the
fact the boat did not have lights.
Returning to the scene early Tuesday
the boat was located. Young Small was
unharmed although he had been in the
boat throughout the night.
Investigators theorized that the victim
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Ninety-seven names were added to the
voter registration books in Chowan
County Saturday and only two weeks
remain for those who have not registered
to do so if they desire to cast their bal
lot in the November 5 general election.
Mrs. George C. Hoskins, chairman,
Chowan County Board of Elections, said
registrars will be at their respective poll
ing places Saturday and October 26 for
the purpose of registering voters as well
as giving transfer slips to those who
have moved since the May primary.
The chairman urged those who have
moved from one precinct to another
since May to go to the registrar and ap
ply for a transfer in order to be able to
vote on November 5.
Mrs. Hoskins said state residence re
quirements have been shortened for pres
idential elections. A person who has
been a resident of this state for not less
than 60 days prior to the date of the
presidential election shall be entitled to
register and vote for presidential and
vice presidential electors but for no oth
er offices, provided he is qualified to
register and vote in this state.
The citizen is to appear in person to
register before the chairman of the board
of election not more than 20 days before
the day set for holding the election and
not later than 5 P. M., on Friday pre
ceding the election.
Mrs. Hoskins also said a voter expect
ing to be absent from the county dur
ing the entire period that the polls will
be open on election day can make writ
ten application for absentee ballots to
the chairman. This is to be done not
earlier than 45 days nor later than 6
P. M., on Wednesday before the elec-
Grant Is Approved
Rep. Walter B. Jones of the First
Congressional District this morning an
nounced approval of a $40,000 prelimi
nary loan for new low-rent public hous
ing for Edenton.
The funds will enable Edenton Hous
ing Authority to begin preliminary plan
ning for 100 low-rent units. There is an
estimated need for 100 low-rent units in
Edenton, 30 of which will be designated
for the elderly.
Rep. Jones said following completion
of preliminary planning the local author
ity will prepare and submit to Depart
ment of Housing and Urban Develop
ment a program for construction of the
proposed units, including housing sites,
sketch plan and an estimate of the total
cost of the proposed housing develop
Jack Habit, Edenton Housing Au
thority chairman, said approval of the
T. C. Byrum
T. C. Byrum, 76,
Taken In Death
T. C. (Cam) Byrum, 119 West
Church Street, died Tuesday night at
Chowan Convalescent Home following
an extended illness. He was 76.
Mr. Byrum, a leading Albemarle Area
merchant from 1914 until his retirement
due to ill health, was organizer and own
er of Byrum Hardware Company of
Edenton and Suffolk, Va., and Byrum
Implement Company here.
Thomas Campbell Byrum was a na
tive of Chowan County. He was born
May 29, 1892, the son of the late Joseph
C. and Ellen E. Byrum. His marriage
was to the former Lillian Forehand who
preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, T. C. Byrum,
Jr., and George Alma Byrum, both of
Edenton; Mrs. Virginia Truslow of Lum
berton; and Mrs. Lillian Askew of Oran
cock, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Henry C.
Goodwin of Edenton, and Mrs. Riddick
Chappell of Hertford; and nine grand
He was a member of Edenton Baptist
Church, was a Mason and a Shriner.
He was a veteran of World War I.
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federal grant for preliminary planning
will speed up establishment of the low
rent project here.
The authority, established by Edenton
Town Council last year, seven months
ago made application for an allocation
HUD officials are expected here with
in a week to view possible sites for the
At a meeting Monday morning, the
local authority employed West W. By
rum, Jr., as appraiser; Mrs. R. Elton
Forehand, Jr., as negotiator; and Charles
Wood, Jr., as surveyor for the project.
Peoples Bank and Trust Company was
designated as depository.
L. F. Amburn, Jr., a member of the
authority resigned to accept the post of
executive director. He has been tem
porary secretary since the authority was
Tours Os Facility
Chris-Craft Corporation Wednesday
night will open the doors of its new
boat manufacturing facility here to the
Open house will be observed at the
modern plant between 7 and 10 P. M.
Guided tours of the plant, showing boats
in various stages of production, will be
Don Gilbert, plant manager, encour
ages all employees’ families to view the
plant at this time.
Refreshments will be served during
Chris-Craft Corporation, the world’s
largest manufacturer of motor boats, an
nounced last year that they would con
struct a plant in Chowan County to man
ufacture fiberglass boats.
The firm purchased 54 acres on Albe
marle Sound, near Edenton Municipal
Airport, and set up a training program
in April, while the main plant was under
Chris-Craft moved into its new local
plant in June and the first boat to roll
off the assembly line on August 1 was
a 27-foot Commander cruiser. Several
different styles of fiberglass motor boats
are now being built at the local plant,
one of the most modern facilities in the
Play Cast Chosen
The cast has been selected for Eden
ton Little Theater’s fall production—
Noel Coward’s “Blythe Spirit.”
Joe Conger, Jr., producer, said Ross
Inglis will direct this play to be pre
sented November 21 and 22. “Blythe
Spirit” is a gay and witty comedy.
The cast will include John Becker,
Mary Irving, Audrey Walker, Jane
Holmes, Nelle Jones, Marginette Lassiter
and Frank Palumbo.
It was necessary to cancel the origi
nally scheduled Arthur Miller play, “The
Crucible” due to the jack of male per