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Local Firm Fights Pollution
A new air cleaning device has been
added to the Teepee burner of the Albe
marle mill in Edenton. The unit, which
had been given state approval, is part
of the Fisher Nut Company’s program
of modernizing and expanding the Eden
“This is evidence of Fisher’s desire
to grow in this area and to do so while
supporting the aims of the people of
Edenton as well,” said Thurston Stall
ings, general manager of the Albemarle
The Albemarle mill was purchased
from the Continental Baking Corpora
tion in August, 1969, just prior to the
harvesting of the 1969 peanut crop.
Since that time, Fisher’s objectives of
improving and expanding the output of
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Mess, Without Bread
The “two party” system is at work
in Eastern North Carolina. Democrat
Rep. Walter B. Jones of Farmville is
getting action. The other side isn’t even
answering its mail.
It was announced Tuesday that Rep.
Jones had obtained a 10-day delay in
the deadline to file complaints concern
ing the recent population census. On
the same day, Town Administrator W.
B. Gardner wrote GOP hopeful R. Frank
Everett asking why the town hadn’t
been contacted as promised, once a for
mal complaint was filed.
If the recent census is an example
of what is needed in EasteyiiNTorth Ca
rolina, we’re afraid we canrioFafford it.
It is like the man with a champagne
taste on a beer budget.
Nevertheless, Edenton has apparently
become a focal point in the First Con
gressional District as to the inaccuracy
of the head count. One entire subdi
vision, Eden Heights, has some 40-odd
forms, like the one shown here, which
have not been picked up.
The census folks, including Everett,
claim towns are to blame for not send
ing in correct maps. Gardner takes
exception to this. He said not once,
r but twice, he sent the new town maps to
Jefferson, Ind., following the May 1,
In a recent speech to Edenton Ro
tarians, Everett spent more time giving
V this writer the devil than outlining his
' program to cure the ills of the East.
He made a promise, also. If the town
would file an official complaint he
would guarantee a re-count, in spite of
the bias press along the Public Parade.
Gardner filed the complaint. Since
then silence has prevailed. Mayor
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the mill have been the basis of much
study and planning. A number of new
machines have already been added, con
siderable building renovation has been
completed and long range projections
for increasing storage and milling capa
bilities have been made.
The Fisher Nut Company, a division
of Beatrice Foods, is headquartered in
St. Paul, Minn.
According to Stallings, “They tell me
that they find our mild warm weather
quite a pleasure especially during the
long cold Minnesota winter. But they
also tell me that they really appreciate
the warmth and friendliness shown by
the people of Edenton.”
The air pollution control
was assembled by Albemarle IV. an
Volume XXXVII.—No. 27.
Government payments in the feed
grain, cotton and wheat programs in
the amount of $207,120 went out to
farmers from the ASC office this week.
H. O. West, office manager, said the
feed grain and wheat payments sent
amounted to $139,570 with the cotton
payments being $67,550. The largest
single payment for feed grain was $6,751
while the farmer receiving the largest
cotton payment received $5,524.
Payments in these programs are ex
pected to be considerably less than in
1969 because fewer farmers are signing
up for participation. “Because of the
excellent cooperation between farmers
and their local ASC office, 75 per cent
of the participating producers in Cho
wan received payments on July 1,” ac
cording io A. C. Griffin, county chair
Total payments in these programs for
1969 amounted to $363,964.
Farmers who have contributed to sta
bilizing markets for food and fiber and
to the conservation of soil and water
resources by taking part in these pro
grams received their program payments
earlier this year than ever before, ac
cording to Griffin.
The first batch of payments were
made beginning July 1. Additional pay
ments will continue to be made as
rapidly as farmers certify compliance
with program requirements and as fast
as individual farm records can be pro
cessed and checks returned to ASC coun
ty offices for distribution to farmers.
Most payments should be completed
by mid-August, if farmers who signed
up will complete the necessary certifica
tion indicating that they have complied
with all of the program provisions.
Farm program payments help main
tain a balance between supply and de
mand, Griffin explained. He pointed
out that both farmers and consumers
benefit from this balance.
ployees. When placed into operation
this Fall, pollutants normaly emitted
into the atmosphere will be reduced to
a level well below state and federal
standards, Stallings pointed out.
The equipment consists of a carefully
designed forced draft system installed in
the floor of the incinerator, and an ad
justable damper in the stack section at
the top. Thermo-couples in the top area
measure the amount of heat inside the
incinerator and electronic controls regu
late the amount of draft to the fire in
order to maintain an exhaust tempera
ture of almost exactly 800 degrees.
When this condition is maintained, ac
cording to Stallings, the smoke and Sy
ash which normally escape through the
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Tib CHOWAN HERALD
CHANGE IN COMMAND—Fire Chief W. J. Yates, center, was honored by the Town ol
Edenton Tuesday night at a banquet held at the fire station: on North Broad Street.
Mayor George Alma Byrum is at right, with the new chief, Luther C. Parks, at left.
Parks assumed his duties with the department Wednesday. Former mayors, volunteer
firemen, and ether city leaders attended the banquet.
Saturday Is Fourth Os July, But...
Saturday is the Fourth of July. Nev
ertheless, a majority of local business
concerns will delay celebration of the na
tional holiday until Monday.
The schedule of holiday closings is
-about as-varied as type business con
tacted. Hbwever, it is the recommen
dation of the Merchants Committee of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce that
firms remain open Saturday and close
Federal offices, with the exception of
the Post Office, will be closed Friday.
The Post Office will be closed Saturday
Fermor W. Hobbs
Taken In Death
Graveside services were held Monday
morning in Beaver Hill Cemetery for
Fermor Worthington Hobbs, West Queen
Street. Mr. Hobbs, who was 87, died
Saturday morning at Chowan Convales
Rev. Fred B. Drane conducted the
Mr. HobbsS death followed an extend
A retired farmer, he was born in Cho
wan County on January 10, 1883, son
of the late John Calvin and Sadie Smith
Hobbs. His marriage was to Mrs. Ema
Byrum Hobbs, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Fermor W.
Hobbs, Jr., of Rocky Mount; two
daughters: Mrs. Sadie Hoskins of Eden
ton; and Mrs. Elizabeth Hayes of
Gatesville; one sister: Mrs. Wallace
Wood of Woodville; two grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hobbs was a charter member of
Edenton Rotary Club. He was also
a member of Edenton Baptist Church.
He served as Chowan County Clerk of
Superior Court from 1910 to 1922, was
connected with Hobbs & Ward Chevro
let and was secretary-treasurer and pres
ident of the board of directors of Eden
ton Savings & Loan Association for many
Williford Funeral Home had charge
Story Hour Nears
Something special for the kiddies is
coming to Shep&rd-Pruden Memorial Li
There will be a weekly summer story
hour for children pre-school through the
third grade. It will be held from 10:30
A. M., to 11:30 A. M., on Wednesdays
in the library located on Water Street.
Mrs. Sandra Phillips, librarian, an
nounces the sessions will be held begin
ning July 8 and ending August 26.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 2, 1970.
FIGHTING AIR POLLUTION Thurston
Stallings, general manager of Fisher Nut
Company’s Albemarle min here, is shown
at right while workmen assemble an air
cleaning device added to the Teepee burner
at the mill on Badham Road. The picture
above shows the device being hoisted onto
top of the burner across from the mill.
with no mail delivery. Regular delivery
will resume Monday.
Town, county and state offices will be
closed Monday. They normally are clos
ed on Saturday. However, W. B. Gard
ner, town administrator, said the Street
Department will operate on regular
schedule Saturday and be closed Mon
day. Then, the trash and garbage
trucks will pick-up all over Edenton on
Those merchants who are deviating
from the suggested closing of the Merch
ants Committee are making such an
nouncements in their ads this week.
All institutions in Edenton will be
But if things start popping all around
you this holiday, play it smart, keep
your cool and don’t get mixed up in one
of the 730 traffic accidents which the
N. C. State Motor Club estimates will
take 16 lives on North Carolina streets
and highways during the holiday week
“The Fourth of July can bring out
the patriotic best in some people,” stat
ed Thomas B. Watkins, motor club pres
ident. “But it can also bring out the
driving worst in many drivers. Re
member that freedom means freedom
from accidents, too, and not freedom to
do and drive as you please, if it endan
Edenton Police Department, Chowan
County Sheriff’s Department and the
State Highway Patrol joined the motor
club in urging people to keep their “cool”
over the holiday period whenever it
Parrish Wins Top Red Carpet Prize
Marvin E. Parrish, Route 3, Edenton,
has won first prize of $175 in gift cer
tificates from participating merchants in
the current Red Carpet Days promotion
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QUICK SALE—Arthnr Chappell, rifht,
nunacer of Twiddy Mobile Home Sales, is
shown with Mr. and Mrs. BiU Potts in front
of a unit they purchased as a direct result
as the Red Carpet Days promotion now un
derway in Edenton.
Two lengthy prison sentences were im
posed by Judge Walter Cahoon during
the last three days of the special crimi
nal term of Chowan County Superior
Court. The court did not adjourn until
late Friday afternoon, with jury cases
right to the end.
Raleigh Lawson, Jr., 34-vear-old Ne
gro, Route 2, Edenton, was sentenced
to five years for auto larceny.
A jury convicted Oliver Lee Gilliam,
19-year-old Negro, 122 East Gale Street,
of attempted crime against nature. Gil
liam was sentenced to eight years.
In other cases called by Solicitor Her
bert Small, the following action was
Ulias Leon Robinson, drunk driving,
jury verdict of not guilty.
Elwyn Richard Whitcomb, speeding,
Robert Murry Peeples, improper
brakes, nol pros; drunk driving, second
offense, six months, suspended upon
payment of S2OO fine and costs.
Nereus Lillcy Lassiter, speeding, 30
days, suspended upon payment of $25
fine and costs.
David Vance Jackson, drunk driving,
four months, suspended upon payment
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Gunman Is Sought
Police here have few clues as to the
identity of an armed bandit who held
up Habit’s Motel Thursday night. The
owner, Mrs. John F. Habit, said $l3B
Chief J. D. Parrish said a young Ne
gro with a ski mask covering his face
entered the motel office on North Broad
Street about 9:45 P. M., instructed Mrs.
Habit and her elderly sister into an ad
Mrs. Habit was told if she came out
in less than three minutes she would be
killed. She said he also told her “not
to be afraid”.
Chief Parrish said the gunman was
apparently familiar with the motel ar
rangement and when he left the office
headed toward John A. Holmes High
School, across the street.
Parrish was one of four winners
drawn Tuesday afternoon by Police Chief
J. D. Parrish. He had registered at Bill
Herman BP. Total weekly prizes are
$515 in merchandise certificates.
Parrish and the following can claim
their prize by calling The Chowan
Second Prize—sl2o in certificates; Lu
cile Sharpe, Route 2, Edenton, who reg
istered at Northside Auto Sales.
Third Prize —$115 in certificates: Dor
othy Riddick, Route 2, Edenton, who
registered at Byrum’s Gift Shop.
Fourth Prize—slos in certificates: W.
W. Porter, 908 North Broad Street, who
registered at Edenton Launderette and
Merchants have cleaned their registra
tion boxes and a new contest is already
underway. Winners in the six-week pro
motion will be announced each week in
There are 47 participating merchants
in this special summer sales event and
specials are advertised on the Red Carpet
pages elsewhere in this newspaper.
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