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Commuinty Center Destroyed Herald reporter-photographer \ M. Arnold was on the scene Monday night to get the picture at left as Edenton Jaycee Community
Center on Base Road was completely destroyed by Later, Fin fiS es Luther C. Parks and Robert Dail, Jaycee president, were photographed as they surveyed the dam
age. Damage to the building was placed at $12,000. The structure \ .nsured but the contents were not, according to Dail. (See Public Parade).
Sure, We've Heard
Carolina’s football team (?) went into
Baptist Hollow Saturday and experienced
emersion. It took less than a minute
but it hurts ever so much.
Back On EST
Early Sunday morning, at 2 A. M., to
be exact, residents of 47 of the United
States returned to Eastern Standard
Time. Prior announcement of the switch
from Daylight Savings Time to EST was
conspicuous by its absence from this
There is a reason. We had mixed up
those who meander along the Public Pa
rade twice previously. We knew all
along this time, but didn’t want to chance
a typo like the one two weeks ago which
kept the elections board office open from
9 A. M., to 11 P. M., three days a week.
In the past we have also announced
Halloween a week early; forgotten the
number, not to mention the birth dates,
of our children; and other insignificant
things like wedding anniversaries.
All systems have been checked out and
honest to goodness, Saturday is Hallo
Rep. Walter B. Jones
Don't Mark And Run
Tuesday is election day. There is
but one local contest and one district
contest. There has been no noise on
the local race and relatively little in the
congressional contest—primarily due to
the lack of issues raised by the chal
This, probably leads to a considerable
amount of apathy on the part of voters.
Tuesday’s election, like all others, is very
In the past we have mentioned to
those who meander along the Public
Parade the seriousness of our father’s
(beliefs concerning politics, church, and
automobiles. To politics we were taught
to fight the party battle in the Spring
and in the Fall to spend very little time
in the booth—vote Democratic and get
on to other things.
We will on Tuesday vote Democratic,
a privilege we have enjoyed for some
18 years. Then we will get on to some
other things, like carefully weighing the
pros and cons of the amendments -to the
Constitution of North Carolina which are
on a separate ballot.
But first, we want to re-endorse Rep.
Walter B. Jones. He and the Ambum
who appears on the ballot have a lot in
common, except their sex. They are
people who are independent thinkers,
but who are willing and eager to listen
to all sides of an issue before forming
an opinion and casting a vote. They
are people who vote the same way they
talk. We need more of them in public
Rep. Jones has been an able, dedicat
> ed, listener-type legislator. Emily G.
Jaycee Community Center Destroyed
| THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXVII—No. 44.
All is ready for the general election
to be held in Chowan County Tuesday,
according to Mrs. George C. Hoskins,
chairman, county elections board.
Polls in the six precincts will open at
6:30 A. M., and close at 6:30 P. M.
Due to the length of the ballot and the
seven proposals to amend the North Ca
rolina Constitution, counting of ballots
is expected to be a lengthy process.
There are but two contests. Rep.
Walter B. Jones is being challenged by
R. Frank Everett, Republican, and Gene
Leggett, American Party. On the local
ticket, Chairman J. Clarence Leary of
Chowan County Commissioners is op
posed by Republican Robert P. Dail.
Because of the off-year election and
the absence of opposition for a majority
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More Fines Levied
Judge Wilton F. Walker heard the
last of the ABC law violations Tuesday
in Chowan County District Court.
Five defendants were charged with
either possession, possession for sale, and
John Roberts was given six months
and six months suspended in five years
upon payment of S4OO fine and costs and
not to violate any ABC laws for five
Hise wife, Willie V. Roberts, was giv
en six months and six months suspended
in five years upon payment of S3OO fine
and costs and not to violate any ABC
laws for five years. Two counts against
Mrs. Roberts were nol prossed.
Dorothy Hill was sentenced six
months, six months, and six months sus
pended in five years upon payment of
$550 fine and costs and not to violate
any ABC laws for five years.
Martha Lee Fleming was sentenced to
six months suspended in five years upon
payment of $l5O fine and costs and not
to violate any ABC laws for five years.
Jones Heads Industrial Committee
W. P. (Spec) Jones, long recognized
in the community for his contribution
to development, has been named chair
man of the Industrial Committee of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce.
The announcement of committee chair
men and members of the board of di
rectors to serve on the various groups
was made by Carlton Jackson, president.
Jackson will be on the committee with
Jones and others will be selected in the
Other directors and committee chair
men, in that order, include:
Tourist: Jesse Harrell and E. N.
(Pete) Manning; Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
Merchants: James G. Blount, director
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 29, 1970
Contribute To Hospital Presenting a check for SSOO to Thomas
M. Surratt, Chowan Hospital administrator, is Mrs. Barbara White
for the Edenton Elite Women’s Club. Also pictured are Mrs. Betty
Bembry, left, and Mrs. Christine Fleming. The check is to be used
to help fill the medical library with books.
First National Buys Municipal Bonds
Municipal bonds for the Town of
Edenton in the amount of $600,000 were
sold Tuesday morning by the Local Gov
ernment Commission in Raleigh. They
are the town’s part of a sl-million wa
ter and sewer expansion project.
First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina purchased the bonds, according
to Jack Harris, First National vice presi
dent in charge of the Edenton operation.
First National bid with First Citizens
Bank & Trust Company and they were
among four groups or individual banks
to bid on the bonds.
Evans Gets Post
RALEIGH Wallace B. Evans of
Edenton has been named to the N. C.
American Revolution Bicentennial Com
mission. The appointment was made by
Gov. Bob Scott and the term expires
March 21, 1975.
Also, Gov. Scott announced the ap
pointment of James S. Brawley of Salis
bury, to the commission. He replaces
James A. Gray of Winston-Salem, who
resigned. Brawley is editor of The Post.
Evans, associated with Hughes-Parker
Hardware Company in Edenton is ac
tive in Edenton Jaycees and other com
Highway: James C. (Pete) Dail: L. F.
Finance: Dr. A. F. Downum, Jr.,
chairman, Manning and Marvin S. Bar
Education: Dr. Allen Hornthal; N. J.
Arts: Bob Weintraub, director, chair
man and president of Chowan Arts
Governmental: Merrill Evans, Jr., and
Agriculture: Bill Easterling; C. W.
The executive committee is composed
of Jackson, president; Manning, vice
' president; Mrs. Anne Burroughs, secre
tary; Dr. Downum, treasurer; Ed Pu
■ ryear, ex-officio; and Robert W. Moore,
executive vice president.
Ssingle Copy 10 Cents
Tom Pace, vice president and manager
of the municipal bond department of the
SIOO-million First National system with
headquarters in Jacksonville, handled the
As the successful low bidder, First
National offered an average interest cost
of 5.98 per cent as compared with the
next low bid of 6.01 per cent.
“This difference in interest will mean
a savings of some $1,839 to taxpayers
in Edenton,” Harris noted.
First National is immediately reoffer
ing for public sale all of the bonds at
prices to yield a return to the buyer of
from 4 per cent to 6.25 per cent, ac
cording to maturity, Harris said.
The bonds were authorized by vote
of the town in an election on May 2.
All contracts have been let and work
is already underway. The first phase
was sewer service to the new Chowan
Hospital which was completed in time
for the hospital to open on schedule Oc
Club Members Honor Bosses —Edenton Jaycees Thursday night
held a Bosses Night Banquet at their Community Center on Base
Road. William Finch, left, was guest speaker and is shown with
Robert Dail, right, club president, and Harold Jones, banquet chair- »
man. Finch, who travels, throughout North Carolina and Virginia
talking on drug abuse, told his audience here the family unit is the
only way to stop the spread of drugs among young people in Eden
ton and other communities.
Fire completely destroyed the Jaycee
Community Building on Base Road Mon
day night. The origin had not been de
termined at presstime.
Fire Chief Luther C. Parks said the
first alarm was received at 9:45 P. M.,
and when firemen drove out of the sta
tion they saw the blaze, some six miles
away. He said there was absolutely no
chance to save the huge structure which
once housed the post exchange canteen
at the Edenton Air Base.
Flames were fanned by a steady wind,
but firemen, hooking on to the base
water system, were able to keep the fire
from spreading. The building was locat
ed just in front of the base water tank.
Robert Dail, Jaycee president, said the
building was insured for $12,000. There
was no insurance on the contents, valued
at much more than the building. Dail
had S6OO in sound equipment in the
building, used for weekend dances.
The structure was on a seven acre lot.
Continued on Page 4
Allred Is Speaker
At Chapel Event
'Dedication and laying of cornerstone
at Bandon Chapel, Arrowhead Beach,
took place Sunday at 2:30 P. M„ with
Rev. Thurman Allred delivering the
Bandon Chapel is on the former site
of Bandon Plantation which was once
owned by the late Inglis Fletcher, his
It was the request of Mrs. Fletcher
that the chapel be named after the plan
tation which was built in 1757 and was
destroyed by fire in 1963.
Until the chapel was built, Rocky
Hock Baptist Church sponsored a Sun
day School, held in the Arrowhead Club
house during the summer of 1968. The
permanent residents of Arrowhead de
cided there was a need to continue the
Sunday School through the winter and
have met for study meditation and wor
ship since then.
Trustees for Bandon Chapel are Ste
phen Long, James Hodges and Henry
Giving the history of Bandon Chapel
at the ceremony was Mrs. Virginia Hicks,
placing of articles in the cornerstone
were the trustees, and placing the corner
stone were Long and Doug Tise.