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A record number of local citizens are
now taking advantage of the Learning
Resources Center in Swain School but
more courses are being added to attract
\ up to 100 students.
Mrs. F. L. Britt, center coordinator,
said 86 people are currently studying at
the center. They are taking courses
'1 which range from beginning reading to
advanced math. More than 100 courses
The center is operated here by the
College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth
The facility was established last year
and officials have been pleased with the
reception given. It is designed for stu
dents who want to further their educa
tion. The theory is to let students pro
gress at their own pace with supervision
Some of the courses being added are
basic transistors, basic electronics, basic
electricity, pipe fitting, reading engineer
ing drawings, blueprint reading, flower
arranging, psychology, French, Spanish
and phoncis in a nutshell.
Mrs. Britt said, however, that a ma
- Jjority of the students enrolled at the
center are adults working on high school
The center will be closed through Janu
ary 1 for the holiday season but Mrs.
Britt encourages those interested in im
proving their education on any level to
stop by the center after January 2.
A special schedule of trash collection
over the holiday has been announced
by VV. B. Gardner, town administrator.
Gardner said street department em
ployees will collect trash throughout
Edenton Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
They will not work Wednesday and
4 The administrator urged citizens not
i to put out trash on days no collection
I is scheduled.
Area Citizens Prepare For Christmas
■ Employees in most local business estab-
Es lishments will have three free days dur-
I ing the Christmas and New Year’s holi
i day within the next week.
The Merchants Committee of Edenton
Chamber of Commerce has recommend
ed closing December 25 and 26 for
Christmas and January 1 for New
Year’s. Mdst businesses will observe
Edenton has again been named one
of the sites tor a traveling post-graduate
course in medicine offered physicians by
the University of North Carolina School
of Medicine in Chapel Hill. The course
will also be offered in Ahoskie and Eliz
The first session will be held January
8 at Edenton Restaurant with Dr. J.
Roswell Gallagher of Yale University
if* School of Medicine as lecturer. Dr.
Gallagher is ciinical professor of pedi
atrics at Yale.
Sessions will be, held in Elizabeth City
on January 15, Edenton, January 22,
Ahoskie, January 29, and Edenton, Feb-
ruary 5 and 12.
Dr. Gallagher has had a long experi
ence with adolescents. For over 20
|| years he has devoted his attention ex
■ clusiyely to this age group.
Jjfr, The lecturer is a member of the Com
iamittee on Health and Safety of the Boy
Hlpauts of America and the Committee on
gHlfeKh Service Programs for Secondary
IJBKjpols of the American Public Health
CHO\f|N HERALD . ,
Volume XXXV,—No. 52. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 26, 1968. Single Copy 10 Cents
CLhc Public Parade
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Christ 18 Born!
Hard as one may try, it is impossible
to improve on the Bethlehem scene as
described in the Gospel according to
And it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from Caesar
Augustus, that all the world should be
And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
And all went to be taxed, every one
into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea,
unto the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house
and lineage of David):
To be taxed with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were
there, the days were accomplished that
she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn
son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; be
cause there was no room for them in
And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night.
And. 10, the angel of the Lord came
upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them; and they were
And the angel said unto them, Fear
not; for, behold I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye
shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away f rom them into heaven
the shepherds said one to another. Let
us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see
this thing which is come to pass, which
the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found
Mary, and Joseph and the babe lying
in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made
known abroad the saying which was told
them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered
at those things which were told them
by the shepherds.
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this schedule although some are planning
special events for December 26.
Town, county, state and federal of
fices will observe this schedule as will
financial institutions. Peoples Bank &
Trust Company, First National Bank of
Eastern North Carolina, and Edenton
Savings & Loan Association, close at 1
P. M., Tuesday and reopen at 9 A. M.,
Friday. They will be closed New Year’s
The Chowan Herald is being published
early this week (Monday) but will re
sume its regular schedule next week.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS—II'i about time for Santa Claus to stop taking orders and qet
1° fbe North Pole to prepare for Christmas Eve. ..He made one ot his appearances
Saturday at Chowan Golf 8c Country Club during the annual children's Christmas party.
Two of the many children he thrilled are shown here. They are Ei.iily Greer Amburn,
left, and Martha Scott Harless.
Safe Holiday Driving Being Sought
A rash of minor traffic accidents dur
ing the past week has kept members of
Edenton Police Department busy and
Chief J. D. Parrish joined state officials
in urging motorists to drive with cau
j CHRISTMAS 2000 |
! Oh, Santa Claus; Oh, Santa Claus, '
; Don’t you know you’re breaking :
[• laws, i
\ When you drive your rocket sleigh ;
‘ln that swooshing, reckless way? i
; Since now you’ve pastured poor ]
i And jet-propel across the sky,
; We miss the good old Christmas •
’ Your reindeer brought in Yules i
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(Editor’s Note: The late Wilborne
Harrell, veteran staff member of The
Chowan Herald, took great pride in pen
ning a holiday poem each year. The
above verse ran in 1967 and we know
of no greater tribute we could pay the
author than re-print it here).
tion during the long Christmas holiday.
The state will officially count its
Christmas holiday traffic deaths from
6 P. M., December 24 through midnight
December 25, and its New Year’s toll
from 6 P. M., Tuesday through midnight
Wednesday. The Christmas count for a
78-hour period last year was 27 killed
and 862 injured in 1,481 accidents, while
for New Year’s it was 17 killed and 515
injured in 879 mishaps.
N. C. State Motor Club officials pre
dict that with the holidays falling in the
middle of the work week, the toll will be
“With traffic deaths running about
100 ahead of the 1967 pace, it becomes
the direct responsibiilty of each motorist
to drive carefully and exercise his best
judgment in avoiding accidents and keep
ing the final 1968 death toll as low as
possible, said Thomas B. Watkins, motor
Meanwhile, motorists are being urged
to take time out for coffee breaks dur
ing long distance drives that are cus
tomary during the holiday season.
This advice comes from Motor Ve
hicles Commissioner Ralph Howland who
has pledged his department’s support for
a program which restaurant operators
will be serving free coffee to motorists
as a public service during peak traffic
hours of the season.
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Nine of North Carolina’s 157 school
systems are entirely free of fees. Among
this group are Edenton-Chowan Schools.
This is the first year all schools in
the Edenton-Chouan system have been
free of fees. The last high school fees
were abolished by the board of education
after elementary fees were absorbed the
The State Department of Public In
struction has just released a survey that
shows during the past decade the num
ber of fees charged individual students
in the public schools have been gradually
decreasing. However, except for the
elimination of high school textbook fees
by the 1967 General Assembly, there
has been little improvement during the
past two years.
“This leveling off of the downward
trend to eliminate fees apparently indi
cates reluctance to provide equivalent
funds from tax sources." State Supt
Charles F. Carroll said. The most heav
ily fee infested areas of study were listed
as business education, music, art. and
Many students are discouraged from
taking these and other courses because
of fees, Dr. Carroll said. The survey
shews 28 different fees for vocational
education courses, none lower than 75
cents and they range as high as Si 5
“I believe that such fee- are instrumental
in causing many students to eliminate
these courses from their schedule and.
in some instances, fees cause student- to
drop out of school." he declared.
The new survey reveals that a total
of 105 different fees (are being charged
at the high school level. Different legs
charged element ary children are almost
as numerous. In some school system
a student could pay as many a- 40 <lit
ferent fees from the first grade through
The nine school systems entirely tree
of fees include: Edenton Chowan. Mm
ganten s city system. 'Shelby city. Wel
don city, Hendersonville city. McDowell
County, Albemarle city. Washington city
and Tyrrell Cmmiv.
Mrs. Wood Dies
Funeral services were held Sundav
afternoon for Mrs. Grace Tee Wood, 104
East Water Street. She was 70.
Ihe services were held at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church with Rev. George B.
Holmes in charge. Burial was in Beaver
Mrs. Wood, the wife of Thomas
Badharn Wood, died Friday night at
Chowan Hospital following a brief ill
A native of Waynesville. she was horn
March 7. ES9S. daughter of the late
William T. and Margaret Rhinehardt
In addition to her husband, surviving
are two sons: Thomas Benbury Wood
of Raleigh: and John Matthews Harney
of Belmont: one daughter, Mrs. John
Edward Pittard, Jr., of Oxford; one bro
ther. Charles Alton Lee of Mobile. Ala.:
one sister, Mrs. Willi- Smith of Raleigh:
and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: W illiam D. Pruden.
Jr., Nelson Crandall. ’l'. IE H. Wood.
Frederick Phillips Wood. Jr.. George
Collins W ood and Haughlmi Ehringhaus.
GAILY DECORATED Homes through the nation
took on the festive air this week as decorations went
up for the holiday season. Edenton was no exception
as homeowners displayed a variety of ideas on how
it should best be done. The photos here were made
at the home of Mrs. Mary C. Forehand, 110 West