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Edenton Chamber of Commerce has
more reason now than at any time in
recent years to receive the full coopera*
tion of those who meander along the
Public Parade. The organization must
re-double its efforts on every front—pri
marily in the field of industry and
The chamber has enjoyed cooperation,
both in manpower and greenpower, in
past years. The progress which this com
munity has enjoyed is recognized
throughout Tar Heelia.
Next Thursday the manpower will be
mobilized to secure the greenpower ne
cessary to keep the chamber alive. The
chamber has a realistic budget very
modest, in fact, when compared with
others in the area who haven’t produced
nearly as much.
Marvin Barham and Pete Manning
have accepted the responsibility of head
ing a membership drive which needs and
deserves the support of the entire com
munity. They are aiming for a big one
day splash to secure the cash or pledges
necessary to meet the budget.
When a chamber membership cam
paign representative calls on you this
year, while reaching for the checkbook
pause to think of the need and the value
of this organization to which you have
the privilege of supporting.
Throughout the year volunteer service
is necessary. This time of year your fi
nancial support is mandatory.
Nearness Is Frightening
It was seven months ago we reported
in this column that a person of question
able authority had threatened to marshal
the forces of “black, labor and liberal”
to unseat Rep. Walter B. Jones. It was
accepted at the time as just so much
But apparently, if only by accident,,
he spoke the truth—not about the Jones-
Everett campaign, but about our entire
system of government.
While the blacks, labor and liberals
are doing their homework, the“wHJtes,
employers and conservatives are asleep
at the switch. This was quite evident
Tuesday at a public hearing by the Gov
ernor’s Study Commission on Employer-
Employee Relations in Raleigh.
Except for this writer, acting on his
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: Winning Booth
“Better Housing For All! Begin at
Home” was the topic of ths grand prize
booth at the Chowan County Fair, won
by the Center Hill 4-H Club on Tuesday.
Eighteen youths are members of the
club and Mrs. Emmett P. Jones is the
Attendance at the Fair Tuesday night
was very good, according to W. A. (Bill)
Perry, president of the Chowan County
Fair Association. He estimated 800 peo
ple attended opening night. Response
to the free shows, The Newmans, musical
comedy act and Joe Smiley, the famous
magician was high.
Wednesday was “Kiddies Day” and a
bicycle will be given away and a mati
nee of the free shows given.
Tonight (Thursday) at 9 o’clock a
fireworks show will be held and on Sat
urday night one is scheduled for 10
Thursday afternoon a pullet sale spon
sored by 4-H Club members will be con
ducted and that night the N. C. Pork
Cook-Out Champ Contest is scheduled
fpr 6 o’clock.
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Sen. George Wood
Jones Lauds Work Os AEMC In Area
By Patricia M. Arnold
HERTFORD—“Many people do not
realize that you, with your own initiative
and through legitimate loans received
from the Federal Government, provided
electrical service to American citizens of
both races who otherwise had no hopes
whatsoever of receiving this service.
They do not realize the growth you have
made has been due to hard work and in
telligent management on the part of the
administrators as well as the local direc
Kovic Banquet Speaker
Guest speaker for the annual Edenton
Chamber of Commerce installation ban
quest on Wednesday at 7:30 P. M., at
the Chowan Golf and Country Club is
j. S. Kovic of Raleigh.
Kovic is an associate with Capital
Associated Industries, based in Raleigh.
Many industries in the Edenton-Chowan
area are members of Capital. Prior to
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Chris-Craft Plant Out Temporarily
Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., world’s
largest manufacturer of pleasure boats,
has made the decision to moth-ball its
Edenton operation temporarily. How
ever, in a recent letter, the firm’s presi
dent said a change in economic conditions
could make the Edenton plant one of the
“largest and finest boat building facilities
in Chris-Craft’s future.”
William Sanford, general manager of
Chris-Craft’s Edenton operation, will
soon be moved to the firm’s headquar
ters in Florida.
The firm issued the following release
late last week:
Retail Sales Climb
Gross retail sales, on which the 1 per
cent local option sales tax is collected,
continue at the rate of more than Si
million per month.
L. L. Clayton, commissioner, State De
partment of Revenue, reports sales and
usf tax collections in Chowan County
for August were $11,824.18. In neigh
boring Perquimans collections for the
period amounted to $6,290.63.
Total collections from the local option
tax, including Mecklenburg County, was
THE CHOWAN HERALD
tors,” was the opening of Rep. Walter
B. Jones’ address at the annual Albe
marle Electric Membership Corporation
Rep. Jones continued by saying that
the most important aspect of the co-op
is that for some 4,200 families and busi
nesses it has created a new way of life.
It has given them what most people in
urban sections have taken for granted.
“A misconception, continued the Con
gressman. “is that your co-op is ‘ a direct
governmental agency created to compete
coming with Capital he had been director
of administration and labor relations for
an 11-plant complex employing over
20,000 persons in Ohio.
He obtained his education at Ohio
State University. He and his" wife,
Edythe, have one son who is a staff di
rector for the Campus Crusade for
Tickets for the banquet are $3 per
person and can be purchased at Peoples
Bank and Trust and First National
Bank, Hollowell’s and Mitchener’s Drug
Stores and from any member of the
Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber
A dutch breakfast will be held at
Edenton Restaurant next Thursday
morning at 7:30 A. M., to kick-off the
annual membership drive.
Chairman of the membership drive is
Marvin Barham and E. N. (Pete) Man
ning is co-chairman.
Heading the 13 teams for the member
ship drive are James Bond, George A.
Byrum, Claude Griffin, Bill Norvell, Dr.
Allen Hornthal, Pete Dail, Wayne Ash
ley, Joe Conger, Jr., W. P. Jones, George
Lewis, Jerry Downum, Allen Harless
and Mrs. B. P. Burroughs.
The Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., Boat
Division, has announced that in order
to attain greater manufacturing efficien
cy and because of current economic con
ditions directly affecting the pleasure
boat industry, it has been decided to
reallocate production of its domestic boat
One result of this decision was to sus
pend operations temporarily at the di
vision’s Edenton plant. The Commander
and the Lancer boat lines previously pro
duced at the Edenton plant will be con
tinued at one or more of the division’s
five other domestic boat plants.
In a letter to John G. Wood, chairman
of the Industrial Committee, Edenton
Chamber of Commerce, J. J. Rochlis,
president of the Chris-Craft Boat Di
“At the moment, the effect on the
boating industry of the general down
turn in the economy has forced Chris-
Craft to suspend production in some of
its plants temporarily. One of the fa
cilities in which production will be tem
porarily halted is the Edenton plant. I
am hopeful that the hiatus will last only
a short period of time. For the longer
term, the Edenton plant could become
one of the largest and finest boat build
in™ ip Chris-Craft’s future.”
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 24, 1970
AEMC Board of Directors —Shown above are the directors present
at the annual Albemarle Electric Membership Corp. meeting. First
row are J. A. Whitehurst of Camden, and W. R. Lowry of Elizabeth
City. Left to right on top are W. E. Meiggs of Camden, J. A. By
rum of Chowan, Floyd Matthews of Perquimans, Tommie Temple of
Pasquotank, and Archie T. Lane, Sr., of Hertford.
with private power companies. As you
well know, this is your co-op, it was con
ceived and brought into existence by
some of you present at this meeting.
Washington, D. C., has no control over
Albemarle EMC. In fact, not as much
as the Town of Hertford or the County
He said, “too often one hears the
phrase governmental power vs. private
power.” He told his listeners they need
to emphatically call to the attention of
all concerned that the co-op is owned
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Mrs. Thomas Byrum Dr. Allen Hornthal
Cancer Crusade Given Boost By Pou
Cooperation and coordination were
listed as the key to success of the 1970
Cancer Crusade in Chowan and Per
quimans counties. Dr. J. W. Pou of
Greenville defined cooperation as work
ing together and coordination as know
ing what, how and a desire to get the
Speaking at a kick-off banquet Tues
day night at Edenton Restaurant, the
agri-banker with Wachovia encouraged
workers to keep coordinating until they
know cooperation is working.
Dr. Pou said the two counties work
ing in concert gives added strength to
the campaign. “And real satisfaction
comes from doing and not dodging,” he
The speaker said whatever part a per
son plays is important. “If you do less
than your best you hurt the entire cam
paign,” he said.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris
by and adequately serves the local citi
zens. “There are few if any corpora
tions in where the individual has as much
voice in its affairs as is provided by
the electric co-ops,” he stated.
The congressman closed by saying:
“I again want to emphasize to you the
importance that you realize this is your
cooperative, that most of you here are
stockholders in a corporate business
which I am confident will continue to
grow by providing to you and othgrs the
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Dr. Allen Hornthal, president of the
Chowan Unit, presided at the dinner
meeting and recognized Mrs. Thomas
Byrum, Jr., area representative and Mrs.
Bert Tyson, assistant executive vice
He also recognized Mrs. Carol Har
rell, who will direct the campaign in
Perquimans County. The goal there is
Bill Norvell, crusade chairman in Cho
way, said a goal of $3,500 has been set
here and called it both realistic and ob
tainable. He outlined campaign plans
for the month of October.
In addition to Dr. Hornthal. Chowan
officers include: Mrs. Fran Ward, firs’
vice president: Mrs. Angie Wright, sec
ond vice president; Jack Harris, secre
tary; Mrs. Faye Hampton, secretary and
Mrs. Paula Hughes, public relations di
Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., report
ing for her mother-in-law, said the me
morial fund now stands at $574.50.
About 50 people attended the meeting.
3 Federal Grants
FARMYTLLE Three Neighborhood
Youth Corps projects in the First Con
gressional District have been funded by
the Department of Labor, Congressman
Walter B. Jones announced Monday.
The projects are for self-help employ
ment in-school programs for students
ages 14 and up.
Receiving funds are the Economic Im
provement Council for 149 persons, for
a total of $58,370; Pitt Action Commit
tee, 55 students for $21,570; and Coastal
Progress of New Bern, 66 trainee for
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