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Town’s Property At Base Shameful
Winter Is Coming
There hasn’t been any frost reported
on the pumpkins, but just as sure as the
town won’t pick up garbage at your back
door, winter is coming. However, we
do not propose this time around to rattle
*the trash cans.
It is necessary to rattle Chowan Coun
ty commissioners a bit.
For more than a year they have been
wrestling with the question of how best
to assist Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad,
a group of dedicated volunteers who bail
ed the county out of the ambulance busi
ness. After more talk than action it was
discovered that the county could obtain
federal participation toward the purchase
of a new ambulance.
This ambulance, when fully equipped,
is valued at $15,000. The county has
taken no noticeable steps toward finding
an adequate place to house rescue squad
t rolling stock.
The ambulance is handsome. It is im
pressive that a county such as Chowan
can possess this type equipment. Through
the news media and the fact that it has
been displayed at a prominent down
k town service station for more than a
week a majority of the people know not
only that it is here but what it looks
Like the squirrels putting away-their
pecans, the Edenton-Chowan Rescue
Squad should put away the ambiance —a
responsibility of the county commission
ers. One just doesn’t buy a $15,000
piece of equipment of this sort and al
low it to mellow in the weather.
Excuses are hardly the answer. For.
you see, winter is coming.
Here Comes The Gov.
We want to be among the first to wel
come Gov. Bob Scott to the Albemarle
Area. While he will be visiting in neigh
boring Elizabeth City, we are sure those
who meander along the Public Parade
seek some comfort in the fact that he
| knows how to get back to Northeastern
The only visit this writer can recall
Gov. Scott making to the area since his
election was the sad occasion of attend
ing the funeral of a State Trooper’s fa
ther, Cliff Keeter.
This time though, he comes not on a
mission shrouded by sorrow. He comes
to lend a helping hand to an old personal
friend and political ally—Rep. Walter
Several weeks ago in answer to a ques
tion at one of the mini press conferences.
Gov. Scott said he would endorse those
candidates who felt it would help and
oppose others if they thought that would
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Volume XXXVII—No. 37.
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Wilton F. Walker
-Mrs. Askew Dies
Mrs. Miriam Jones Askew, 33 Haw
thorne Road, died in Roanoke-Chowan
Hospital in Ahoskie at 4:4J A. M., Wed
nesday. She was 26.
Mrs! Askew was the wife of Garland
L. Askew, an Edenton attorney.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh T. Jones of Ahoskie.
In addition to her parents and hus
band, surviving is an infant daughter,
Mary Alice Askew.
Mrs. Askew was secretary at Edenton
Chamber of Commerce for a time after
moving here and was later court report
er for the First Judicial District Court
in Northeastern North Carolina.
She was a graduate of East Carolina
University and a member of Alpha Phi
Funeral services will be held at 2
P. M., Friday in Ahoskie United Metho
dist Church with Dr. Joseph E. Coble,
Rev. Worth Cotten and Rev. Bennie
Pledger in charge. Burial will be in
Veneer Firm Aids In Pollution Fight
Chowan Veneer Company, Inc., is aid
ing the Town of Edenton in solving the
pollution problem while getting revenue
The series of pictures below show a portion of what is left of property at the Edenton Municipal
Airport still under lease to U. S. Lumber Company. The firm is based in Martinsville, Va., and has not
been in operation for more than five years. The firm has nearly 100 acres under lease. The structures
are unsecured and an untold amount of damage has resulted. Wiring has been removed from ma*y of
the buildings and other personal property taken. The grounds have been allowed wt/ become unsightly
and because of neglect on the part of someone structures are in a hazardous condition. Edenton Town
Council held an executive session with the town attorney Tuesday night to discuss further action.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Wilton F. Walker of Currituck will
be appointed a district court judge with
in the next few days. The appointment
will be made by Gov. Bob Scott.
Walker currently serves as solicitor
of the First District Court. He is the
Democratic nominee for the judgeship
and has no Republican opposition.
Walker will be sworn-in as judge at
9 A. M., Monday in Currituck County
Judge Elton Aydlett has submitted his
resignation to Gov. Scott, effective Mon
day. An informed source told The Cho
wan Herald that Walker is Gov. Scott’s
choice for the post.
Superior Court Judge Walter Cohoon.
Walker defeated Edenton attorney
John F. White for the Democratic nomi
nation in the May primary. Judge Ayd
lett did not seek election.
Judge Aydlett. a popular figure and
prominent attorney in Northeastern
North Carolina, was chosen on March 5
by Gov. Scott to fill the unexpired term
of Judge W. S. Privott. Judge Privott.
who had announced his intention to seek
re-election, died suddenly of a heart at
tack on February while on a hunting trip
in rural Chowan.
Juge Aydlett held his first session of
Chowan County District Court here on
Solicitor Walker has been prosecutor
of the First District Court since it was
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from waste products. But the capital
investment is high.
E. L. Hollowell, president, said the
firm is installing a Fulghum chipper to
handle waste veneer which previously
has been hauled to the sanitary land fill
and later burned. This is the second
chipper the firm has installed in the past
two years. The other one was to handle
Hollowell said this is one of the first
such machines to be installed in this area.
The waste veneer is delivered to the chip
per via conveyor belts. There is a screen
which sifts the chips, running them back
through the machine until they are the
The small chips are then blown di
rectly into a van for transporting to
Union Camp in Franklin, Va.
Hollowell said his firm has been haul
ing some 40,000 pounds of scrap veneer
to the land fill each working day.
Town Council was advised recently
that the new equipment would be install
ed and would greatly aid the town in
complying with anti-pollution require
ments pertaining to operation of the land
Chowan Veneer -has installed some
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Edenton. Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 10, 1970
It is known that
an Edenton attorney
has made overtones
about being named
solicitor, but it was
not known at press
time what action
would be taken with
regard to a successor
for Walker. Such an
come from Resident
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Mrs. Lena M. Leary
Man Tried In Death Case
Law enforcement officers were com
mended and defended while parents were
criticized Wednesday morning by Judge
Robert Rouse. Jr., of Farmville, in Cho
wan County District Court.
The judge, obviously upset about an
18-year-old with numerous convictions
for motor vehicle violations being allow
ed to own a car, said the public should
be aware of what officers must cope
with. He said the general public doesn’t
$631,500 In Bids
Edenton Town Council Tuesday night
awarded low bids in the amount of
$631,500.86 for two phases of the water
and sewer project and rejected bids on
an elevated water storage tank.
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner
advised council bids on the storage tank
were some $50,000 more than the money
available for this portion of the project.
It was estimated that the entire pro
ject would be in the neighborhood of
sl-million with the town selling $600,000
in bonds. The remainder is to come
from a federal grant as well as assess
Mayor George Alma Byrum explain
ed that tentative approval had been re
ceived from HUD to award bids on two
phases of the project, primarily so sewer
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First District Rep. Walter B. Jones
expressed concern today over the hog
cholera epidemic which has been raging
throughout Northeastern North Carolina
during the past several months resulting
in the loss of approximately 30,000 hogs
and thousands of dollars in income to
“I have been in constant communica
tion with local farmers, officials, Com
missioner Jim Graham of the N. C. De
partment of Agriculture, and Dr. E. E.
Soulman, Director, Animal Diseases Di
vision, U. S. Department of Agriculture,
in an effort to supply all possible assist
ance in eradicating this serious problem
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realize “what officers have to deal with
when they have youngsters without prop
er respect operating cars.”
Jessie Wesley Hughes, 18, had enter
ed a plea of involuntary manslaughter in
the death of a passenger in his car in
April. The mishap occurred on West
Queen Street at Pembroke Creek.
The jurist questioned Hughes about
ownership of the car involved. He was
told the car was in the father’s name but
the defendant was making the payments.
After viewing the motor vehicle record
of Hughes, the Judge said:
“I cannot understand parents who per
mit him to have an automobile in light
of other violations.” Later he said of
Hughes: “I cannot hold him 100 per
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Keynoter —Gov. Bob Scott will
be keynote speaker on Tuesday
night at a seven-county rally in
Elizabeth City designed to boost
the campaign for re-election of
Rep. Walter B. Jones. The rally
begins at 6:30 P. M-, with a free
fish dinner. The event will be
held at National Guard Armory.
Mayor George Alma Byrum and
Warren Twiddy, co-chairmen of
the Jones campaign in Chowan,
said a good representation from
thi" n.ty is expected,