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ACTIVITY IN NORTHEASTERN 4-H—John A- Holmes High School had the character of anything but sum
mer vacation emptiness Thursday as 4-H Club members from 14 counties in the Northeastern District held
Activity Day. They came by the scores to compete in, numerous activities. Chown County had its share of
the district winners as is evidenced by the photo at left. They elected district officers, shown at right. And
in between, they demonstrated, as is evidenced by the leftovers of a barbecue chicken cookout in the center
Chowan County had eight winners at
District Activity Day last Thursday.
Chowan was hostess for the district event
which included 14 counties in the North
eastern District, held at the John A.
Holmes High School.
Chowan County 4-H leaders, parents
and friends served as host or hostess in
the 27 different classrooms. Many of
the 4-H’ers were assistant host or hos
tess, guides, or helped with the refresh-
The Extension Homemakers prepared
and gave the vegetables for the meal
and one member from each club helped
to serve the dinner.
The Jaycees fried the chicken for
Coble Dairy gave the milk and ice
The afternoon program was held in
Julia £yrum, Cross Roa4S'4~H Club
led the singing..
Bob Moore, Chamber of Commerce,
F. L. Britt. Superintendent of Schools,
were on the program.
Chowan County participants and win
ners were: Susan Jordan, senior dairy
foods, red ribbon; Cindy Davenport
etomology, red ribbon; Edna Hathaway,
public speaking, red ribbon; Michelle
Bond, junior dairy foods, red ribbon;
A1 Ward, poultry barbecue, blue ribbon;
Thomas Fleming, tractor. Talent: Solo,
David Cooke; Calvin Vaughn, solo;
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I The regular meeting of Chowan Coun-
Jtfr commissioners has been moved from
Monday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 7
at 9 A. M.
The board is currently making up an
agenda, a new practice for this board,
and anyone who desires to do business
with the board is asked to contact Mrs.
Bertha Bunch, register of deeds and
clerk to the board, prior to the meeting
A special meeting of the board is set
for 2 P. M., Friday.
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Here It Is Again
Census “diggers” in the past two
weeks are having more success than cen
sus enumerators who supposedly counted
those who live along the Public Parade.
Their evidence raises more serious ques
tions about the validity of the prelimi
nary count which showed this county
lost 940 people during the past decade.
Does the picture which accompanies
this item look familiar? This is the
third consecutive week it has occupied
this space. It contains census informa
tion on a family of seven. And it is
just where it has been since prior to
Census Day, April 1.
Continuing efforts are being made by
local officials to set the census record
straight. Therefore, if your census form,
like the one shown here, has not been
picked up, then pick up the phone and
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From The Old School
The Honorable Walter W. Cahoon of
Elizabeth City has spent a considerable
amount of time in Chowan County
Courthouse. He distinguished himself as
a trial lawyer, later as district solicitor
and now in cutting a swath as Superior
Court judge which will be hard to cover.
It was crowded and hot Monday when
Judge Cahoon opened the special crimi
nal term of court. He didn’t however,
let the heat temper his remarks to the
Grand Jury, other jurors, lawyers, de
fendants, witnesses and spectators.
He noted that three of the county’s
finest citizens had died since he last
held court along the Public Parade.
Sheriff Earl Goodwin, Judge W. S. Pri
vott and W. E. Bond, chairman of the
board of commissioners, were in Judge
Cahoon’s words members of “the old
school of thought” as it related to the
operation of the courts and law and or
Since the Grand Jury had served be
fore, Judge Cahoon took the opportunity
to disregard the traditional “charge”
as to the duties of the panel, but to de
liver a strong statement in step with the
The address was so thought-provoking
that we have reprinted it elsewhere in
today’s newspaper. If more people fol
lowed “the old school of thought” Judge
Cahoon harbors then it wouldn’t be ne
cessary for Solicitor Herbert Small to
ask for special tains of court to clear
a crowded docket.
Recognition at home is one thing,
on the state level is even
better. But better yet is when some
thing from home gets public exposure
■jjgfcltag period of time.
T & is what happened to the Herring
Pishing scene Chowan Academy stu
dents cooked up. It was first entered
in the Museum of the Albemarle’s His-
The same display was entered in the
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXVII.—No 26.
Two Counts Dismissed
Dali Gets Break
A technicality caused Judge Walter
W. Cahoon of Elizabeth City to dismiss
two serious charges against a defendant
in Chowan County Superior Court Tues
day but following conviction by jury of
two lesser counts he was given an active
The cases of speeding, resisting ar
rest, injury to personal property and
simple assault against Arthur Allen Dali,
27, of Columbia, grew out of an incident
April 3 near Albemarle Sound Bridge.
Forty-seven Edenton businesses this
week begin a six-week Red Carpet Days
promotion which is the biggest coopera
tive venture undertaken by local estab
J. Guy Chipman, sales analyst, Tues
day night lectured at a kickoff party at
tended by 110 owners and sales person
nel of participating merchants at Eden
ton Restaurant. Chipman stated this
was the biggest turnout he had experi
enced for such a Red Carpet Days pro
motion party and predicted it would lead
to Edenton becoming more of a trade
center for this area.
Weekly prizes will be given in the
amount of $515 each week for a total
of $3,090 during the promotion. Four
prizes will be given each week ranging
from a first prize of $175 in gift certifi
cates to $lO5 for fourth prize.
Anyone 14 years or older may register
for prizes with any participating merch
ant. You must register every week to
win. Yo do not have to be present to
win and winners will be notified by The
Two pages of advertising from partici
pating merchants and rules and regula
tions concerning the prizes appear else
where in today’s newspaper.
Merchants participating include:
Macks Variety Store, Edenton Laun
derette, Western Gas, Carpet Plaza,
Dixie Dollar Store, Nu Curl Beauty Sa
lon, Western Auto, Belk Tyler, P&Q
Super Market, Tastee-Freez, Bridge-
Turn Esso, G. T. Davis Jewelry, and
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Shepard In Post
Thomas H. Shepard Saturday was re
elected chairman of the Chowan County
Democratic Executive Committee dur
ing the biennial county convention held
at the courthouse. Shepard, an execu
tive of Home Feed & Fertilizer and a
magistrate, has served in the county post
for a number of years.
Mrs. E. N. Elliott was elected first
vice chairwoman; Dr. J. H. Horton, sec
ond vice chairman; James E. Darnell,
Jr., third vice chairman; and W. B.
Gardner, re-elected secretary-treasurer.
Rev. Henry Warren, Mrs. Elizabeth
Byrd, Warren Twiddy, Mrs. Edward G.
Bond,' Mayor George Alma Byrum,
Lloyd E. Griffin, Shepard and Gardner
were named delegates to both the dis
trict and state conventions.
Alternates elected were P. S. McMul
lan, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt,
Jr., Mrs. Alice Twiddy, William Reeves,
Lester T. Copeland, N. J. George and
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photo. District officers are: Lloyd Pledger of Tyrrell county, seated; Ronnie Armstrong, also of Tyrrell, re
porter; Laurie Alston, secretary-treasurer, and Dianne Bowen, vice president, both of Bertie County. Chowan
winners are, first row, left to right: Bill and Bob Jordan and Marta Rogerson; second row: Janie Evans, Susan
Jordan, Joan Jordan and David Cook; third row: Rudolph Foxwell and Charles Fayton.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 25, 1970 Single Copy 10 Cents
State Trooper R. H. Allen was allegedly
assaulted by Dali after he was sprayed
At the close of the state’s evidence,
Judge Cahoon allowed a motion for the
defense to dismiss the charges of re
sisting arrest and simple assault. The
judge said the warrants did not charge
the offenses brought out in testimony
by Trooper Allen and other state’s wit
Solicitor Herbert Small argued to the
contrary. Judge Cahoon said he was
bound by the warrants which “came up”
from Chowan County District Court
and it was just a technicality which
made it necessary for him to dismiss the
charges. —— -
The jury then convicted Dali of speed
ing and injury to personal property. The
defendant was sentenced to 30 and 45
days respectively, the terms to run con
Dali appealed the cases from District
Court where he was given a total of 13
months in jail and fined $550.
“You’re mighty lucky”, Judge Cahoon
told the defendant as he gave him the
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Barge Site Tour
Edenton will be a focal point for visits
to industrial barge sites this week un
der a program developed through coop
erative efforts of East Carolina Univer
sity Development Institute and N. C.
Department of Conservation and Devel
Robert W. Moore, executive vice pres
ident, Edenton Chamber of Commerce,
said the group will arrive at Edenton
Marina at 5 P. M. The Chowan site,
at Long Beach on Albemarle Sound will
be viewed via boat.
Harris Assumes Bank Duties Here
Jackson B. Harris of Benson this
week assumed his duties as vice presi
dent and manager of First National
Bank of Eastern North Carolina in
J. Hugh Rich, manager of the state
wide banking system, made the an
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Back On Council
Clyde Hollowell has been appointed
to Edenton Town Council from the
Fourth Ward to fill the unexpired term
of Luther C. Parks. Parks recently re
signed after serving nearly 16 years to
assume the post as fire chief.
Hollowell represented this ward on
town council from 1947 to 1955 when
he chose not to seek re-election. At
that time Parks was elected and served
continuously until his resignation last
Parks was elected in May, 1969, to
a four-year term on the council and
Hollowell was named at a special meet
ing Thursday afternoon to complete this
Hollowell has been associated with
Edenton Furniture Company for eight
years. For 21 years prior to this he
was with Triangle Restaurant.
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nouncement upon the recommendation
of the board of directors of the Edenton
branch. Harris succeeds C. A. (Chuck)
Benson who has been promoted to the
central office in Jacksonville.
Harris assumed his post here Monday.
He is a vice president of the $ 100-mil
lion banking organization which opened
an office here in 1966. He turned his
duties as manager in Benson over to
Lloyd Warren,, who was associated with
First National here when the bank
Harris was formerly principal at Au
rora High School. Before coming to
First National he was assistant vice
president and manager of Wachovia
Bank & Trust Company in Aurora.
A graduate of Atlantic Christian Col
lege, Harris holds a MA degree in edu
cation from East Carolina University.
He is married to the former Shelvie
Creech, a native of Pine Level. They
have three children: Teresa, 11, Sherry,
seven, and Ray,, four.
Harris is a native of Beaufort County.
He is president of Benson Chamber of
Commerce, a member of South Johnson
County High School Advisory Board, a
member of Beflson Recreation Commit
tee, Benson Liens Club and a deacon of
Benson Baptist Church where he was
superintendent of the Young Adults
Sunday School Gass.
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