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‘Sword of Hope*
The red overlay on this page today is
I to remind all who meander along the
Public Parade that efforts are being
made locally'to raise $3,500 in the an
nual Cancer Crusade.
The “Sword of Hope” is the symbol
of the American Cancer Society which
repeatedly points out that cancer is no
longer an automatic death sentence. Far
from it. It is, in fact, one of the most
curable of the major diseases.
Yet the society also points out that
more than 100,000 Americans, who
might have been cured, will die of can
cer this year. If their disease had been
diagnosed and treated in time, chances
are they would be alive and well.
Why won’t they be?
Many perhaps most —of them
have doubtless heard of the need for
early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks
largely to the cooperation of the na
tion’s press, the society has been able to
- bring its life-saving message to the atten
tion of a big percentage of the American
people. Great numbers of people know
that something should and can—be
done about cancer. They have “gotten
The trouble is, too often they don’t
act on it.
It is not only the annual physical
checkup which is involved, of course.
Knowledge of the Seven Warning Sig
nals, and the taking of a few elementary
precautions can also be life-savers. The
wearing of light, protective clothing when
exposed to the sun for long periods can
actually prevent cancer of the skin.
What is at the heart of the matter is
obviously not so much a “communica
tions gap” as an “action gap.” The so
ciety’s messages of sense and safety are
reaching millions—but all too many of us
aren’t really listening.
The American Cancer Society needs
your support to do its job: a job it is
doing magnificently well —on its part.
But the other half of the job is ours:
to act on the knowledge given us. No
one else can force us to. Saving our
lives begins with us.
Fighting ‘City HalV
There Is away m hall”.
It is called negotiation and cooperation.
Chowan County commissioners proved it
last week in retaining the use of our his
Trustees of Chowan Hospital proved
it more than once in the past 24 months
in getting a much needed $2-million fa
And Edenton Town Council and Cho
wan County commissioners displayed
good judgment as well as good intent
last week in meeting “informally” with
area members of the General Assembly.
Chowan County doesn’t need a new
jail. There isn’t a great deal which needs
to be done with the one we have—called
the oldest in continuous use in America.
The State Department of Social Ser
vices came along the Public Parade last
week sans threats. The county board
met them with concrete proposals on
which they could negotiate. The two
groups did just that, plus cooperating,
and for $15,000 the county can maintain
its own jail.
Chowan County did need a new hos
pital. Tie first bond issue failed be
cause there Were too many unanswered
questions, among other things. The sec
ond issue was successful because those
who participated in the first became a
part of the solution rather than the prob
When the bids were opened they were
sjty high. Negotiations began with bid
ders; additional cooperation came from
county commissioners and the general
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Nothing Serious Edenton Town Council and Chowan County
Board of Commissioners last Thursday entertained district repre
sentatives to the General Assembly and Highway Commissioner Joe
, Nowell, with wives as special guests. This series of pictures show,
from left to right: Mayor George Alma Byrum, center with Reps.
Voolume XXXVII—No. 42.
County J ilil Saved; Hospital Dedicated
William F. Henderson Jesse L. Harrell
J. Clarence Leary Thomas M. Surratt Atwood Skinner
Chowan Opens Medical ‘Mousetrap’
Chowan County can never become a
medical center, but it can become a cen
ter for medical care. And this sparsely
populated county now has the best
“mousetrap” in North Carolina for at
tracting those who can provide this care.
William F. Henderson of Raleigh.
Layton On Board
Kermit L. Layton has been appointed
as a director of Sudan
to fill the unexpired term of th*\ late
Judge William J. Bundy of *
The term expires January 22, 1972. %
Sam S. Toler, Jr., of
“a gratifying fervtf fmo
the order as somfc'
and some iF r
Layton, one of
active Shriners, sakUHfTsa
to fill the Judge.
Bundy on such a imortanA
Sudan Temple. ljAefcndyjJls Imhly
regarded in sujer»
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The nojionly active in
the is president
of Club and
an of Edenton Chamber
of other community func
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executive secretary, N. C. Medical Care
Commission, said as much Sunday in his
dedicatory address at the new 61-bed,
$2-million Chowan Hospital.
While the doctor per capita ratio is
decreasing in most rural areas, facilities
such as the new hospital here can re
verse this trend in this area, the speaker
said. Henderson said the new hospital
is the best per square foot he has seen
dedicated in North Carolina.
He, and other speakers on the pro
gram, praised the work of Thomas M.
Surratt, administrator, and Atwood Skin
ner of Wilson, architect, for bringing
about such an outstandingly designed
and equipped hospital.
__ Henderson said specialists coming, .out
of schools are “on the bidding block
and go where there is the biggest mouse
trap”. While rural medical care is at a
crossroads, Henderson said “for the
moment you are particularly fortunate,”
“You have had the good sense noL to
develop a medical center but a center for
medical care,” he concluded.
said, has been brought abrtut .Jjy a tran
quil situation between county commis
sioners, hospital trustees, and the medical
Jess* L- Harrtfi, hospital board chair
man, acqieptedfthe license from Hender
sin. JBUuglfin.Accepting the lease from
J. ’Clarence Jbeary, chairman, Chowan
County*torjhhissi*mers, Harrell traced the
eVeqta which brought about the
•Leary, who '"accepted the hospital on
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*j|£<3|tcL Fupd Boost
RALElGH—Allocations totaling more
ttajp#sl 1.9-million are going to North
•Carolina cities and towns that qualify
*™dermrovisions of the Powell Bill.
BSramn is among the 428 cities and
Clowns Jrho get a slice of proportional
amounting to $11,909,-
265. The local share is $25,069.71.
According to the report, Edenton has
19.10 miles of non-system streets. Be
cause the 1970 census has not yet been
certified, population figures used were
based on die 1960 census.
Bill Culpepper of Elizabeth City, and Rep. Phil Godwin of Gates
ville; J. Clarence Leary, county commission chairman with Sen.
George Wood of Camden; and Sen. J. J. Harrington of Lewiston;
Commissioner Nowell, sporting beard, with W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr.,
and W. B. Gardner, town administrator.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 15, 1970.
Board, State Agree To Modifications
Chowan County commissioners and
the State Department of Social Services
have agreed on conditions to allow the
county to retain its jail. The problems
were worked out Friday morning in a
Included in the program for meeting
Plant Will Open
Modular Space Systems, Inc., has sign
ed a lease with the Town of Edenton for
property at Edenton Municipal Airport
and will begin construction of modular
bathrooms on November 1.
This announcement was made this
week by W. B. Gardner, town admini
strator, and Robert W. Moore, execu
tive vice president, Edenton Chamber of
The firm, headquartered in Chesa-
Va., has already employed 10 people and
employment is expected to reach 50
shortly after production begins.
Gardner and Moore said it is antici
pated some of the people who lost their
jobs when Chris-Craft Corporation clos
ed the boat manufacturing plant here,
will be employed by Modular since some
of the procedures are similar, -f ,-f-
James R. Pocklington, a former plant
manager for Chris-Craft and was later
with Trojan Yacht,' is president of
E. F. Humphries, president and owner
of H&W Plastic?, Inq., Is vice president
of Modulair’s plastics division and will
be wooing,-closely with the Edenton
\t out that while the bath
room M usually the smallest room in the
hoyae, it requires scheduling of seven
different trades (plumbing, electrical,
Carpentry, masonry, spackling, tiling and
painting) and on-site material distribu
tion. To the homeowner or landlord it is
a “maintenance headache”.
The modular bath is a complete rein
forced plastic bathroom package, A new
concept of bathroom construction, plan
ned to the last detail, requires only field
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Lt. Winborne, 24
Ist Lieut. John Hutchings Winborne,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchings
Winborne, Route 1, Edenton, was killed
in Vietnam war action on October 2.
Lieut. Winborne was 24 years old, a
1964 graduate of Chowan High School,
a 1968 graduate of University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, a 1963 Page in
the N. C. Legislature, and a AOCS grad
He was a member of Ballard’s Bridge
He is survived by his mother and
father and two brothers: Robert H. Win
borne of Tyner and Emmit E. Win
borne of the home.
A military graveside service was con
ducted on Monday at 4 P. M., with Rev.
George Cooke officiating and burial was
in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Wiliford Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.
Single Copy 10 Cents
state jail standards is the construction of
a small addition to the jail. It will serve
as a “day room” for inmates as well as
a conference room for inmates and their
lawyers. Plans also call for Sheriff Troy
Toppin’s office to be relocated in the ad
Commissioners estimate it will cost a
maximum of $15,000 to make necessary
improvements to meet the standards.
Still unresolved, however, is the ques
tion of constant supervision of inmates.
Commissioners agreed to close the sec
ond floor of the structure. This requires
approval of the State Fire Marshal, who
has already been contacted and is expect
ed to inspect the facility within the near
An architect and engineer will be em
ployed to design the new addition and
make suggestions as to other necessary
During the session with state officials,
commissioners agreed not to house either
women nor juveniles in the county fa
cility. A cooperation agreement will be
worked out with the Town of Edenton,
who has lock-up facilities in the Munici
pal Building and neighboring counties
with better jail facilities.
At the outset, W. C. Williams, chief
of the Jail and Detention Services Sec
tion of the State Department of Social
Services, told the commissioners if they
did not give some indication of their
plans for the jail it would be ordered
closed in 30 days.
N. J. George, chairman of the jail
committee for the county board, said he
was much encouraged by the outcome of
the meeting. He said* he felt through
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W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr.
Slate Is Named
W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., local attorney
and former state legislator, has been
elected chairman of Historic Edenton,
Inc. Earnhardt succeeds J. Gilliam
Earnhardt and other officers of the
group which operates historic sites here
were elected this week at the annual
meeting of the board of directors.
Elected vice-chairman was Mrs. Goldie
Niblett. Mrs. Marsha Crandall is treas
urer and chief hostess and Mrs. W. J. P.
Earnhardt, Sr., is secretary.
The directors set into motion restora
tion of the Cupola House gardens as the
primary project for the coming year.
Approximately 7,000 persons toured
the Barker House in 1969 and 2,000 paid
tours were made.
Mrs. Crandall feels that many people
come to Edenton because of the late
Inglis Fletcher, historic author.
She is also very pleased with the re
sponse of many school tours made by
many schools from surrounding counties.
The most outstanding event for the
club in 1970 was the Garden Club Tour
of colonial arrangements in the various
buildings in April.
The big event for 1971 will be the ;
pilgrimage that is conducted every two
Every year more people become inter
ested in historic Edenton and the tours
and attendance of people increase stead!- ,
ly, according to Mrs. Crandall.