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.STATE LEADERS—C. A. Phillips, chairman, Chowan County
commissioners, is the state chairman for the Farm-City Week
observance, November 19-25. He is shown here at a recent
meeting in Raleigh with Mrs. Mayo Cherry of Edgecombe
County, vice chairman.
“A Declaration of In
terdependence” is the theme for
the 1976 observance of Farm-City
Week along the Public Parade and
throughout the United States and
Canada. It will, however, have a
special meaning this Bicentennial
year because of the local flavor
being added by having C. A.
Phillips as state chairman.
Mr. Phillips is chairman of the
Chowan County commissioners,
and was hailed by state leaders in
Raleigh last Friday as ‘‘not only
being successful in community
and industrial development but in
human development.” It takes
that kind of leadership to direct a
state-wide program aimed at
bringing about better un
derstanding between the urban
and rural segments of society.
Between November 19-25 there
will be a series of events
throughout the state and nation to
focus on the prime goal of the
observance. And the result will
be to increase the knowledge and
appreciation of each for the
American way of life.
Along the Public Parade this is
no problem. We have enjoyed
interdependence fbr decades. We
are close enough to the fire to feel
the heat. We just plain appreciate
each other in a community where
good relations between town and
county are a habit.
It will be the goal of Mr. Phillips’
tenure as chairman to put the
“city” back into Farm-City Week.
Re feels all segments of the
communities across the state have
not been adequately represented
at the planning stage nor adequate
ly involved in the total process.
After considerable discussion at
last week’s meeting, Dr. George
Hyatt, Jr., director of the'N. C.
Agricultural Extension Service,
was impressed with what he
heard. It prompted him to remark
that “Farm-City Week has
become of age” in North Crolina
and he predicted a successful
ongoing program that will best
relate to true interdependence.
We predict that Mr. Phillips will
spearhead such a program, and do
it successfully. By placing in
creased interest on local govern
ment, as well as the business and
industrial sector he is plowing new
ground, a field in which he excels.
Rattle, Rattle Ugly Cans
“Edenton is such a beautiful
town, but...” Sound familiar?
Almost everyone along the
Public Parade could complete the
above quote in a different way.
However, one of the most frequent
complaints are the garbage cans
which dot the shady streets four
days each week.
We quite often have almost irate
calls from people who want to
know why we don’t do something
about it. Well, we’ve tried for
nearly 12 years to sell a program
of backyard garbage collection.
Up until now it hasn’t washed.
There is some irony, though, in
our town fathers who from time to
time ask people not to put out tbeir
traah cans on a certain day
because we are having a special
event which brings in special
people. Malarkey! To our thinking
every day is a special day along
the Public Parade and there are
no people more special than those
who regularly meander here.
Yes, “Edenton is such a
beautiful totot, but - those un-
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Edenton-Chowan Schools today
announced its policy for free and
reduced priced meals and free
milk for children unable to pay the
full price of meals and milk served
under the National School Lunch,
School Breakfast, and Special
Local school officials have
adopted the following family size
income criteria for determining
Free and Reduced Price
Meals and Free Milk
In The 1976-77
Family Size Free
1 0 - 3,680
2 0 - 4,830
3 0 - 5,980
4 0 - 7,130
5 0 - 8,190
6 0 - 9,240
7 0 - 10,200
8 0 - 11,150
9 0 - 12,010
10 0 - 12,870
Hr— 0 - 13,730
12 0 - 14,590
Each additional family mem
Each additional family mem
Children from families whose
income is at or below the levels
shown are eligible for free and
reduced price meals or free milk.
In addition, families not meeting
these criteria but with other
unusual expenses due to unusually
high medical expenses, shelter
costs in excess of 30 per cent of
income, special education ex
penses due to mental or physical
condition of a child, and disaster
or casualty losses are urged to
Application forms are being sent
to all homes in a letter to parents.
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GOLDEN GRAIN GOES TO MARKET— Farmers in Chowan
County are busy this week harvesting what is expected to be the
biggest com crop in local history. In some cases the yield is more
than 200 bushels per acre, Although the moisture is high. Pictured
above is the new bulk grain handling facility opened Monday
morning by C. A. Perry A Son on Highway 32 at Hancock. The -
grain is dumped into a pit when it is picked up by conveyor and
taken into a tractor-trader rig for transporting to the dryere.
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Volume XLII.—No. 34.
SpruilLlltunch Runoff Undecided
Mrs. Anne K. Spruill lead a field
of four seeking the nomination for
Chowan County Register of Deeds
in Tuesday’s election, but faces a
possible second primary with Mrs.
Jean A. Bunch.
Forty-three per cent of the
registered voters cast ballots in
the election. The total vote was
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NEARS COMPLETlON—Construction of the Cupola House
Gardens entered the final phase this week as Edenton Con
struction Company completed the arbor shown in photo above.
The arbor was included in an overall plan developed by Donald
Parker of Williamsburg. A climbing type plant will later be in
cluded, reported Mrs. Marcia Crandall, president of the Cupola
Unique Show To Be Featured
This and many other ex
pressions familiar to a horse’s
ears will be the order of the day
from the equestrian set par
ticipating in a Gymkhana Horse
Show to be featured during the
Edenton-Chowan Peanut Festival
on Octber 30.
Slated to begin at 1 P. M. at the
American Legion Fairgrounds,
the classes in the horse show
promise to' provide loads of fun
and excitment for participants
and onlookers alike.
Unique in its format, a
Gymkhana show is given over
entering to fun-and games on
horseback as opposed to a regular
horseshow. “Bust the Balloon”,
“Ride-A-Buck” “Musician Tires”
Billie Haddock, T 9, East Queen
Street, was convicted in Chowan
County District Court Tuesday
morning of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor and given
an active jail sentence.
A 15-year-old local girl was
involved in the case.
Judge John T. Chaffin sentenced
Haddock to 12 months in jail. The
defendant gave notice of appeal
and was released under SSOO bond.
Edenton, North Carolina. Thursday, August 19, 1976.
2,290 out of a possible 5,282.
Mrs. Bunch told the Chowan
Herald early Wednesday morning
that she had not reached a
decision about whether or not to
call for a run-off. Mrs. Spruill,
deputy register of deeds, received
849 votes and Mrs. Bunch trailed
with 547. Mrs. Laura Evans polled
and “water bucket race” are just
a few of the types of activity which
will be included in the event.
Traditional western classes such
as Pole Bending and Band
Racing will also be scheduled.
Classes will be scheduled for
ponies and horses, young and old,
the amateur and professional
anyone who has a horse and can
maintain a seat. The Peanut
Festival Horse Show Committee
encourages anyone owning a pony
or a horse to enter one or more of
Complete information and entry
blanks may be obtained from Bob
Harrell, chairman Route 1, Box
352, Edenton, N. C., telephone 482-
4477 or 482-8854.
The Edenton-Chowan Band
Parents Association is the spon
soring organization. All proceeds
from the festival will be donated to
the Edenton-Chowan Band
The Albemarle Commission
(ARPDC) received notification of
grant awards in July to support
program activities for the
Commission’s Area Agency on
Aging for fiscal year 1977.
The budget Tequest made
possible under Title 111 of
Congress’ Older Americans Act,
total $71,917. Matching local funds
from the 10-county region are
included in this figure.
This year program activities
will focus on expanding the
existing transportation program
for the elderly, insuring
meaningful participation of the
Advisory Council as it relates to
Title 111 objectives and activities
revolving around advocacy
Interagency planning and
administration to avoid
duplication and fragmentation of
services to the elderly; moreover,
maintaining a viable system of
monitoring and assessment in
regards to the Area Plan and the
completion of its objectives.
Undeveloped areas which will
be given much attention include:
legal services for our senior
citizens and the creation of a
aursing home ombudsman
347 votes and Murray Ashley had
Lester T. Copeland of Tyner was
nominated as Third Township
representative on the board of
commissioners with a heavy vote
in both Edenton boxes. He
defeated H. Ivey Ward, Jr., 981 to
The two First Township in
cumbents on the Edenton-Chowan
Board of Education were re
elected. Dr. Edward G. Bond
received 1,311 votes and Thomas
Paul Griffin polled 1,036 votes.
W. J. Underkofler had 417.
Wilbur Ray Bunch was elected
to the board from Second Town
ship. He received 908 votes to 405
for James Copeland, Jr., and 404
for Carlton Goodwin, the in
Mayor Roy L. Harrell’s bid for
one of two seats in the First House
District was well received in
Chowan County as he polled 72 per
cent of the vote. However, the top
vote getters in the eight-county
district were Reps. Vernon James
and W. Stanford White.
Mayor Harrell had 1,642 votes
here to 609 for White, 577 for
James and 104 for Philip Twiddy.
Rep. Walter B. Jones of the First
Congressional District was the
second most popular vote getter
here. He defeated Jim Bonner,
1,390 to 423 in this county.
George Wood of Camden out
polled Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt here in
the bid for the Democratic
nomination for governor. Ed.
O’Herron was third. However, Lt.
Gov. Hunt won a clear majority in
There will be a second primary
On September 8, Chowan
Academy will begin classes for the
1976-1977 school year with a more
The new curriculum includes
journalism, being taught by Mrs.
Harriett Small, who will also be
teaching high school English;
Agriculture being taught by
Everett White: and additional
courses in advanced science being
taught by Mrs. Darlene Swanner.
Other faculty members include
Mrs. Donna Wildes, First Grade:
Mrs. Lucy Harless, Second Grade:
Mrs. Karen Luszoz, Third Grade:
Mrs. Carolyn Ward, Fourth
Grade: Mrs. Betty Dixon, Fifth
Grade: and Mrs. Dottie An
derson, Sixth Grade.
In grades 7 through 12 the
faculty is comprised of Mrs.
Virginia Wood, social studies and
engiish: Mrs. Frances Hollowell,
math: Mrs. Sallie Blount, biology>
Mrs. Myra Moore, physical
education: Tom Gregory, physical
education: Mrs. Annette Lucas,
history: and Mrs. Margaret
Additional courses being offered
include horseback riding, tennis,
golf, typing, and foreigh language
as well as other electives.
Headmaster, Lot Winslow, notes
that some vacancies still exist in
the classes and anyone seeking
information may call 221-4110,221-
4277 or 297-2513 at anytime.
Reserve seat tickets to the home
games of the Edenton Aces are
now available for the 1976 season.
Principal JBruce R. McGraw and
Coach Dave Holton said those who
had reserve seat tickets last year
will have the same tickets held
until September 4. As last year,
the tickets are $12.50 per seat for
five home games.
N. J. George at George
Chevrolet Company is again
heading the sale of reserve seat
tickets and the tickets can be
obtained at his firm on North
Broad Street. George said 40
reserve seats still remain to be
Those who desire to purchase
(heir tickets by mail should
their checks payable to John
A . Holmes High School and send it
to George at Drawer 120, Edenton.
Single Copies 15 Cents.
for the lieutenant governor’s
nomination between Howard Lee
of Chapel Hill and Speaker of the
House Jimmy Green. In Chowan
voting, Waverly Atkins lead the
field with 475 votes, trailed by
Lee’s 363. Rep. John Jordan was
third with 341 and Green placed
fourth with 281.
Returns On Page 4
Secretary of State Thad Eure
out polled his opponent, Geqrge
Breece. 895 to 713 while Lane
Brown received 705 votes for
state treasurer to 703 for
Harlan Boyles, the winner.
There will be a second primary
for state auditor between Henry
Bridges, the incumbent, and
Lilliam Woo. Bridges got 788
votes in Chowan While Mrs. Woo
Insurance Commissioner John
Ingram was re-elected and in this
county he defeated Joe Johnson,
855 to 648.
Mrs. Jessie Rae Scott will be in a
second primary for Commissioner
of Labor with John Brooks. She
defeated Brooks here 844 to 384.
Supt. of Public Instruction Craig
Phillips was re-elected. Here he
received 959 votes to 522 for Ben
WINNING SMILE—Lt. Gov.
Jim Hunt, right, already had a'
winning smile last Thursday
night at a rally in Greenville.
Among those attending from
Chowan County was W. E.
Smith, who is pictured here
with the Democratic nominee
Rep. Walter B. Jones has an
nounced the award of a grant by
the Community Services Ad
ministration in the amount of
$87,500 to the Economic Im
provement Council, Inc.
The council will use this General
Community Programming ad
ministration grant to address the
socio-economic problems of the
low-income population of ten
counties which comprise the CSA
Region “R”, including Camden,
Chowan, Dare, Currituck, Hyde,
Gates, Pasquotank, Tyrrell,
Approximately 21,000 low
income residents will benefit
directly from the services
provided, including job
development, housing, senior
citizens programs, outreach
assistance, community food and
nutrition, consumer education,
The executive director of the
council is Fentress Morris.
A Negro man drowned shortly
afternoon Saturday while fishing in
Edeoton Bay on East Water
Police identified the victim as
Charlie Clifton Collins, 47, of
Denver, Colo., who was visiting
Cora Collins, 206 East Albemarle
Ike incident was reported at
12:20 P. M. after Collins ap
parently leaned over to take a fish
from the water aiyl fell. He
drowned before his body could be
taken from the water.