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Volume XXXV.—No. 43.
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CITED FOR SERVICE—J. H. CoogK, Sr. right has baan cilad for 25 yaan* voiun
taar tarries at local wsathar observer in Edenton. Making tha presentation, of a latter
of commendation and a service pin it Bob Daniels of Raleigh, staff member with the
U. S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau.
Goal Is In Sight
For Cancer Drive
Nearly $2,000 has been donated to the
1968 Chowan County Cancer Crusade
and volunteer workers hope to reach
the $2,500 goal by Saturday.
Alton Elmore, crusade chairman, said
following a report meeting Tuesday that
$1,990.61 has been collected thus far.
When final reports are made following
last-minute solicitations, Elmore hopes
to reach the goal.
“We are very pleased with the re
sponse to date,” he said. “We are plan
ning to complete our campaign by Sat
urday and we are counting on hearing
from those who have not turned in their
collections by then. We are confident
that we will reach our goal by that
A breakdown of collections showed:
Sidewalk solicitations, $118.63; special
gifts, $437.50; town and county business
and industry, $1,046.50; Edenton resi
dents, $321.33; and county residents,
$66.65. Several of the rural reports
have not been received.
J. Rodney Byrum
Taken In Death
Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon for James Rodney Byrum, co
owner of Quinn Furniture Company.
Rev. R. N. Carroll officiated at the
3:30 o’clock service held at Edenton
Baptist Church. Burial was in Beaver
Mr. Byrum, who was 67, died Thurs
day night at Chowan Hospital, where
he was taken after becoming ill earlier
in the evening. Death was attributed
to a heart attack.
A native of Chowan County, Mr. By
rum resided on Route 2, Edenton. He
was a son of the late John and Kate
Byrum and was married to the former
Helen Lyons, who survives.
In addition to his wife, surviving is a
son, Frederick Colby Byrum of Silver
Springs, Md.; a foster daughter, Mrs.
Lois Hook of Eden; two brothers: Gra
ham and Lynn S. Byrum, both of Eden
ton; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Byrum was a member of Edenton
THE CHOWAN HERALD
(Che public parade
More Than Rain
“Guess you want to know about the
rainfall,” asked the elderly gentleman
in his usual congenial manner.
Without waiting for our reply he in
formed us he measured 4.08 inches of
rain Saturday and Sunday. As a matter
of fact, Gladys had brought about as
much rain in a 48-hour period as those
along The Public Parade had witnessed
in four months.
Now that that was out of the way,
Bob Daniels of the U. S. Weather Bu
reau informed J. H. Conger, Sr., he had
come to present him a 25-year service
The surprisid weather observer ap
peared somewhat embarrassed by the
recognition as h? read the letter of com
mendation from Rue E. Rush, Meteo
rologist in Charge, U. S. Weather Bu
Rush cited Mr. Conger for his “long
and faithful service to the United States”.
“It is particularly appropriate that this
recognition be given you since both our
warning and climatological programs are
so dependent on the efforts of interested
and dedicated citizens like yourself.
The warnings program owes its effective
ness (o your type work, and our knowl
edge of the climate in North Carolina is
based largely on the records you and
others like you keep.
“Both your service as a severe weather
observer and as a contributor to climato
logical data collections are and will con
tinue to be the real backbone of our op
Mr. Conger told Daniels: “I don’t
know how good the information is to you
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Bank Directors Tour Industrial Plants
The local board of managers of Peo
ples Bank & Trust Company last Wed
nesday hosted the regular monthly meet
ing of the bank’s board of directors.
The directors arrived by bus in time
for a luncheon at Edenton Restaurant.
The general board meeting was held at
this time and the two groups went on a
tour of local industrial plants.
George W. Lewis, executive vice pres
ident of operations in Edenton, had ar
ranged guided tours of Chowan Veneer
Company, United Piece Dye Works,
George C. Moore Company, Seabrook
Blanching Corporation, The Carter's Ink
'"ompany and Cbris-Craft Corporation.
Edentot * an County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, October 24, 1968.
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Area Vies For New Program
A program that could mean a $300,000
“Peoples Opportunity Center” for the
Albemarle Area is currently being de
signed for consideration by the federal
government. If approved, the center
probably would be located at Edenton
Municipal Airport, where other Eco
nomic Improvement Council programs
are already housed.
Roy Lowe, EIC director, said funding
of this project for a two-year period
would mean a great deal to this 10-
county area. This was one of 25 com
munity action agencies across the coun
try invited to compete for money to set
up seven such centers.
Gov. Dan K. Moore last week an
nounced that he was sending Paul Guth
rie to Washington to help plan the POC
program for the Albemarle Area. Guth
rie is assistant coordinator of the State
Planning Task Force. EIC is the only
North Carolina agency competing for
federal money for such a center.
EIC directors have released plans
which call for the POC to be used by
those agencies working with health, edu
-210 New Voters
On Chowan Roll
The names of 210 Chowan County
citizens have been added to the voter
registration books in recent weeks and
Saturday is the last day for a person to
register to vote in the November 5 gen
Mrs. George C. Hoskins, chairman,
Chowan County Board of Elections, said
113 people registered in the six precincts
Saturday. Registrars will be at their
respective polling places this Saturday,
from 9 A. M., to 6:30 P. M.
Challenge day will be November 2
from 9 A. to„ 3 P. M. Avvoter p?n
not register on cha l ienge d§y.
At the same time, Mrs. Hoskins re
minded residents of Yeopim Precinct
that the place to register and vote has
been established at Edenton Municipal
The deadline for new residents, eligi
ble to vote only for president and vice
president, is 6P. M., October 30. They
must personally contact Mrs. Hoskins at
the board of elections office in the coun
ty office building.
Civilians desiring to vote absentee
must secure their ballots by S P M.,
Friday, November 1.
Voters are also asked to cooperate
with election officials by securing sample
ballots prior to going to the polls. The
ballots will be published in The Chowan
Herald next week. This will enable
voters to study and mark the ballot for
his own guidance. This will speed up
the voting process.
The directors also stopped to take a
look at the bank’s lot at the corner of
Broad and Church streets where a new
building is expected to be erected in
the near future.
W. H. Stanley, president, in making
his report of operations at the board
meeting advised the members that a
milestone in the history and progress of
the bank was reached on October 11
when the resources exceeded $ 100-
After the tour the group was enter
tained and had dinner at Chowan Golf
& Country Club before returning to
cation, welfare, and vocational training
Lowe said College of the Albemarle,
Elizabeth City State College and Beau
fort Technical Institute would work
with the center in developing training
programs to fill area industry needs.
He said hopefully, local industry would
provide the machines and tools for train
The Small Business Administration
would also use the facilities to discuss
small business operations.
Transportation was pointed out as a
definite need in assisting rural people
in availing themselves of the services
SENATOR SAM IN EDENTON—U. S. San. Sam J. Ervin, Jr., second from right
made a brief stop in Edenton Friday en route to Hertford to make a speech. The
popular lawmaker is shown with, from left to right: West W. Byrum, Jr., his Chowan
County manager; Bobby Smith, a member of his staff, and Thomas H. Shepard, county
party chairman. Ervin spoke informally with friends who gathered at the Smith home
on Pembroke Circle when it was learned late in the afternoon that he would be able
to stop here.
Churches Allowed Sunday Parking
District highway officials have agreed
to an alternate parking plan for North
Broad Street which allows Sunday park
ing between Church and Albemarle
streets. There is to be no parking be
tween Queen Street and Virginia Road
at other times.
D. W. Pattrick, division engineer, and
Ned Bivens, traffic engineer, met with
Town Council Thursday night to defend
four-laning the street and removing
Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr., ex
plained at the outset that the action had
created a real problem for the churches.
Bivens had anticipated the complaint
and already had prepared sketches of ap
proved signs for certain exemptions to
the parking ordinance. The first pro
posal was to allow parking in the area
between 9:30 A. M., and 1 P. M. Dur
ing the discussion it was agreed that all
day Sunday parking would be more satis
Bivens explained that traffic on Broad
Street had reached 8,000 cars per day.
“When it reached 5,000 parking should
have been taken off but it was delayed,”
the engineer said.
He said the four lanes are needed for
the movement of traffic in the area.
W. B. Gardner, town administrator,
again stated the count “clearly indicates
the need for a by-pass.” He said this
Bids Are Sought
The Post Office Department is seek
ing competitive bids for an improved
building to house its postal operations at
Sunbury, Postmaster General W. Marvin
Under the department’s construction
program, a contract will be awarded to
the bidder who designates a building
suitable to the department’s needs and
agrees to improve it (or provide a new
building) according to departmental spe
cifications and then rent it to the de
partment for a basic period of five years
with three five-year renewal options.
The department’s capital investment
will be limited substantially to postal
equipment. The building will remain
under private ownership, with the own
er paying local real estate taxes.
Bidding documents may be obtained
from Lloyd C. Loomis, Real Estate Of
ficer, P. O. Box 86066, John Hancock
Station, Atlanta, Ga. 30303. The real
estate officer will supply bidding forms,
specifications, rent provisions and other
information. Bids must he submitted to
the real estate officer by November 18.
already available in this area. Buses
would be obtained and an auto me
chanic’s course organized to maintain the
vehicles. Routes would be established
to make transportation available to the
greatest number of citizens.
Lowe said EIC considers the program
important because of this area’s geo
graphic isolation, lack of public trans
portation, lack of communications and
inability to use the services of public
agencies located far from many Albe
marle area counties.
Too, the director said, the center
would be the place for outside leadership
to develop local leadership.
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shotfld be strongly put to the State,Ltigh
Pattrick answered: “I agree with what
you say. The council here has gone on
record (favoring a by-pass j with the
present commission. I suggest tk:s be
re-stated to the new commission.”
Later he said: “The project will be
come a reality, but when I wouldn’t at
tempt to say.”
Leroy Haskett, who resides on North
Broad Street, stated his objections to
four-laning the street. He said more
speeding has developed and it is hazard
ous getting in and out of driveways.
“I am in sympathy with the problem,”
Pattrick replied. “Certain penalties go
along with progress.”
Ed Taylor spoke in favor of the four
laning and against a by-pass.
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In the absence of the pastor, Rev. R.
N. Carroll, the membership of Edenton
Baptist Church welcomes to the pulpit
Rev. Thurman W. Allred of Concord
was very active in the Baptist program
and particularly in the Chowan Baptist
Association where he served in numerous
places of leadership and responsibility.
He is now serving the Cabarrus Bap
tist Association as the associational
missionary. There he serves 60 partici
pating churches and one mission. His
residence and office are located in Con
Many of his friends will welcome him
back to the area for this short visit and
the morning service will be broadcast
over Radio Station WCDJ for the bene
fit of those unable to attend. The su
pervised church nursery is available to
parents with small children.
Single Copy 10 Cents
on Sunday. He
will preach at
the 11 o’clock
ship hour and
at the 7:30
Mr. Allred, a
recent pastor of
is well known
in this area.
ing the Rocky
Hock church he