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Big Vote Is Expected In Tuesday’s Balloting
Henry G. Quinn
Will'am H. Collin*
Trustees of The Duke Endowment
have appropriated $150,000 to Chowan
Hospital for assistance in the construc
tion and equipment of a new 60-bed
hospital to replace the existing obsolete
' James R. Felts, Jr., executive direc
tor, Hospital and Child Care Section of
the Endowment, notified Thomas M.
Surratt, administrator of the local hos
pital, today of the action by the trustees.
The appropriation by The Duke En
dowment makes it possible for the con
tracts to be signed as soon as they can be
prepared. Construction on the new hos
pital should begin before the end of May.
Expected completion date is approximate
ly 18 months from the starting date.
“It is impossible to evaluate the total
assistance by The Duke Endowment,
not only to the local hospital, but to all
hospitals in North and South Carolina,”
Surratt said. In addition to their many
appropriations for construction and
renovation of hospital facilities, their
management consultant division is con
stantly working with and assisting hospi
tals in new management techniques.
“Chowan Hospital is pleased and
proud to < announce this very generous
contribution to our fund drive. It is
always comforting to know that such a
foundation stands ready to assist when
a call for help is placed.”
Ashley In Command Os Local Jaycees
Edenton Jaycees Thursday installed
new officers, recognized those who have
served in the past year, presented numer
ous awards and said farewell to six
members who have “aged out”.
A highlight of the annual Installation-
Ladies’ Night Banquet was announce
ment of the first Faith in God Award.
It went to Junius Britton, who has serv
ed as club chaplain and directed past
Prayer Breakfasts and other religious
Top awards, presented annually, were:
Key Man—E. C. Toppin.
Spoke of the Year—Knapp Brabble.
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Edward W. Taylor, Jr.
Tuesday: Important Day
The hour of decision is nearing. The
course Edenton will follow during the
next two years will be determined Tues
day in the biennial municipal election.
The success this community has en
joyed over the past few years didn’t just
happen. Dedicated, unselfish people
were at the helm. If the ball is to con
tinue to roll in this direction, people of
sterling qualities, untiring initiative,
and complete dedication must be elected.
During the closing days of the cam
paign citizens must be alert. They must
not be duped into grasping idle promises.
They must separate the reasonable from
the unreasonable, the practical from the
impractical. They must rely on their
common sense rather than pie-in-the-sky
The type officeholder a Litizen will
make can best be judged by his back
ground, experience and success in work
ing on community projects. The candi
dates for office have, over the past few
weeks, informed the citizenry of their
The qualifications to get on the ballot
are meager. The qualifications to serve
the Town of Edenton in the manner
which we have become accustomed to
Edenton cannot afford two years of
bickering and stagnation. The voters
have an awesome responsibility to weigh
each candidate on the ballot and elect
the best possible man. By so doing you
will have done a good day’s work.
A Void Exists
The complex nature of today’s fast
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Spark Plug of the Year Wayne
Special awards were voted to Mayor
John A. Mitchener, Jr., (President’s
Award of Honor); and Robert W.
Moore, James €. (Pete) Dail, Ashley
and Wallace Evans.
Ashley was installed as president,
Also installed by Sid Snyder of Plym
outh, state Jaycee vice president, were:
Bobby Bunch, first vice president;
E. C. Toppin, second vice president;
Woody Copeland, secretary; Graham
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Volume XXXVI—No. 18.
This is anniversary year for the pop
ular Chowan County Agricultural Fair.
Plans are already well underway for the
20th annual event
The fair ,vill be held at the fair
grounds here September 15-20
William A. Perry, president, Chowan
County Fair Association, said several
special events are being planned for the
20th Anniversary. “We hope to have
the best fair ever with more of every
thing of interest for all those who at
tend,” Perry said at a recent planning
Perry said plans call for expansion
of the livestock exhibits to include swine.
There will be more non-commercial
booths and several organizations in the
community will be participating this
Premiums this year will be nearly
The Dan Endy Midway will be re
turning in September with a wide varie
ty of rides as well as a free two-act stage
show. The fireworks display will also
Woodrow Slade will be fair manager.
The fair here is sponsored by Edward
G. Bond Post No. 40, American Legion.
Proceeds go to community projects.
Bill Moves Along
Legislation to redefine the boundaries
of the Town of Edenton is making its
way through the General Assembly.
The measure is expected to be ratified
early next week.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Phil God
win of Gatesville and Rep. W. T. Cul
pepper, Jr., of Elizabeth City, has passed
the House. A Senate committee report
ed favorably and the first reading in'
this body was held Monday night
Jaaaaa M. Bond
Luthor C. Parke
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 1, 1969.
Richard L. Satterfiald
15 Candidates Seek Elective Posts
Town of Edenton voters are expected
to go to the polls in record numbers
Tuesday in the biennial municipal elec
tion. Fifteen candidates seek seven
Only the two seats on the Board of
Public Works are uncontested and as
many as four people are seeking a sin
gle seat on the council.
Mrs. George C. Hoskins, chairman,
Chowan County Board of Election, said
polls will open at 6:30 A. M., Tuesday
and close at 6:30 P. M. Balloting will
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APPEAR BEFORE COMMITTEE —T. B.
I H. Wood, right, chairman, and W. B. Gard
ner, past chairman. Historic Edenton, Inc.,
uH| Friday a request for state funds
In to the l" ,istor ‘ c Sites Advisory Committee
in Raleian. A bill has been introduced
Sr’Jf asking $95,000 during the next two years.
Historic Group Makes Pitch To State
Historic Edenton, Inc., is seeking
$95,000 in state funds to improve local
sites and improve a program to boost
Highlights of local activities were ex
plained Friday in Raleigh in an appear
ance before the Historic Sites Advisory
Committee in the new State Museum
Building. T. B. H. Wood, chairman,
and W. B. Gardner, past chairman, rep
resented Historic Edenton before the
The state does not now participate in
the operational expenses of Historic
Edenton, although the Iredell House is
a state site. Wood pointed out that state
assistance is now needed if this site is
to be properly presented to visitors.
It was reported that through April 24,
more than 6,000 visitors had registered
at the Barker House Visitor Center-
Museum in the first 10 months of op-
Wins 4-H Award
A Chowan County 4-H’er has been
chose to receive the L. R. Harrill Schol
Miss Diane Peedin, Route 1, Eden
ton, received one of two of the SSOO
awards given to a boy and a girl in
North Carolina who have outstanding
4-H and academic records.
She plans to attend East Carolina Uni
At Chowan, she is a member of the
Beta Club, associate editor of Chowan
ian, holds membership in the Art, Pep,
Glee and Library clubs and Future
Teachers and Future Homemakers of
The award winner has attended state
4-H Club Week in Raleigh and the citi
zenship short course at the 4-H Center
in Washington, D. C.
Miss Peedin is a member of the Cross
roads Senior 4-H Club and has served in
most club offices. Twice she had dem
onstrated crafts at the Albemarle Crafts
man Fair Youth Center.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and
and Mrs. Fred White, Sr.
Alton G. Elmore
take place for West Edenton residents
at the Municipal Building; and for East
Edenton residents at the county court
The voters who registered during the
new registration as well as those who
added their names to the roll during the
recent registration period will be allowed
Mrs. Hoskins said last Friday was
the deadline for securing transfer from
one precinct to another. However, if
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eration. Wood said school groups in
the next few weeks will greatly increase
“We are extremely pleased with the
attendance thus far,” he told the com
Historic Edenton thus far has been
supported by the Town of Edenton, Cho
wan County. Edenton Woman’s Club,
Richardson Foundation and ticket sales.
Expenses have exceeded $21,000.
It was pointed out that over the years
nearly $500,000 has been spent on im
provements with the state contributing
$128,693.69. The remainder has been
Gardner said the efforts of Historic
Edenton, Inc., to bring together associa
tions with a common interest and pro
mote tourism, have been recognized
throughout the state and nation. The
group was presented the Cannon Cup
and Halifax Resolves Award and receiv
ed the Distinguished Achievement Award
presented by the American Association
for State and Local History.
Mi— Peedin, Mrs. Gladys White
Jarae* C. Dali
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