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Mrs. J, H. Conger, Sr.
The companion of one of the
most dedicated citizen to meander
along the Public Parade passed on
to her Heavenly reward early
Mr. J. H. Cpnger, Sr., died at the
family residence, 105 West King
Street, following an extended
illness. She was 79.
While she remained in the
shadow she gave great support
and strength to her husband who
has probably recorded more hours
of public service than anyone in
the recent history of Edenton and
Mrs. Nellie Rose „ Conger was
bom August 26, 1897, in Hen
derson. She had spent most of her
adult life in Edenton, rearing a son
and two daughters. And she en
joyed and took pride in her seven
As a general rule behind any
successful man is a good woman,
who provides -love, devotion and
encouragement. Mrs. Conger did
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IN HOUSTON Mrs. Emily G. Amburn, a member of Eden
ton-Chowan Board of Education, and Dr. John Dunn, superin
tendent, are pictured here with Lawrence Marshall, associate
superintendent of Houston Independent School District at a
briefing during the National School Boards Association con
ference in Texas. Msaißiams in charge ofthe Magnet program in
Report From Houston
Last week we were obligated to
report on the national educational
trends following the National
School Boards Association con
ference in Houston, Tex. Well, we
found that friendly Houston ain’t
nothing like San Francisco, let
The delegation from along the
Public Parade gathered in Norfolk
on Friday morning a week ago to
fly, via charter jet, to the fastest
growing city in the United States.
People are flocking to Houston at
the rate of 5,000 per month and it is
predicted that by year 200 it will be
the largest city in the nation.
The average age, we discovered
is26.6years. The older folks cannot
stand the humidity, etc., ap
parently. And bn their fixed in
come they cannot stand the $5 tax
This, by necessity will be an
abbreviated report. There ap
pears elsewhere in today’s
newspaper a picture page of ac
tivities. In the following weeks we
will prove to you that we attended
■ the meetings, and stuck strictly to
the agenda, through feature ar
ticles about what we saw.
The Texas school Systran is a
mess, to say the least. They have '
districts on top of districts. And
they pay through die nose for what
they get. But the interesting thing
i? that the taxpayers are willing to
pay extra for something which has
proven to be different...a better
education for their children* r <
“Magnet” seems to be tie
magic to their alternative to
breed bussing. They take an all
black, or white, school put a
magnet program in it and
of choice” returns. But
we will dwell on that in later ar
People may flock to Houston,
but for what wearer not sure. They
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have trouble getting their breath.
club is SIR 000 initially and
BLACK TOP FOR BY-PASS-Several miles of U. S. 17 By-pass
around Edenton has been paved. A Dickerson Construction Co.
representative reports that work is progressing on schedule and
the seven-mile extension is expected to be completed in late
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Eugene Jordan, right,
chairman of Edenton-Chowan
Board of Education, is pic
tured here with Bob Brewer,
executive assistant to the
Mayor of Houston, Tex.,
during a recent conference in
A Joyous Christian Festival
By Elder Lee Reay
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints
What a wonderful season is Easter ... a time of renewal... of promise
... of rebirth, all over the earth. What appeared to be dead comes alive,
with an assurance of fulfillment —of harvest. It is as if our Lord chose
the glory of Springtime to emphasize His own resurrection, the great
final act of His ministry on earth.
Buds bursting into flower; new lambe in the pasture; nesting geese,
and families of turtles suddenly sunning on half submerged logs in quiet
ponds, afl speak of a resurgence and continuity of life. The entire worldis
awaking to another season of growth ... another Use. Easter is the
universal Christian festival, celebrating the most important event in
It was Isis death and resurrection, not ms birth, which made Him our
Savior. Had He not been resurrected, as He promised He would be, He
would have been remembered only as another mortal man who testified
The purpose of Christ’s life was fulfilled in His death and resurrection.
The bonds at mortal death were broken on that first Easter morning.
Death is as universal as birth. It is part of life and ail must experience
it •He could not have done anything else so important to so many... and
only He could do it. > ,4^
Part man and part God, our Savior had the need to die and the capacity
to resurrect himself after death. It was the greatest of aU His miracles.
Many prophets of the holy scriptures have testified that complete
resurrection of our bodies will come to everyone. “Now this resurrection
shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and
female, both the wicked and tile righteous; and even there shall not as
much as a hair of theto beads be tost; but everything shall be restored to
its perfect frame...” Alma (Book of Mormon) H:44.
Paul in bit First ttpintu in iKn g-w. hltti frying t* tty
about the nature of our resurrected bodyf'lt is aown a natural body; it is
raised h spiritual body. There i§ a nataral body, and there is a spiritual
body.” Our body will be chaC|ppl, glorified, to make it more suitable for
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The Chowan County com
missioners Monday agreed to
allow the Edenton-Chowan Board
of Education to amend its own
budget for hiring of Albemarle
Associates. The firm will be
employed to find possible grant
funds for a new community high
The motion, made by com
missioner Lester T. Copeland, did
pot include provision for. ad
ditional county funds.
In an update on the status of the
Courthouse Jail Project, C. A.
Phillips, chairman, said bidding
on demolition is ready to proceed
and the Alliance For Progress and
ECU Archaeology Department
have been contacted concerning
An Easter Sunrise service on the
Courthouse Green at 7 A. M.
. Sunday. jHilLxsnnclwije 1 soring nf
Holy Week activities in Edenton.
Dr. Robert Gray, pastor of
Edenton Baptist Church will
deliver the message. Special
music will be provided by the
choir of Edenton United Methodist
At noon each day this week
-services have been held at
Edenton Baptist Church with
different ministers from
throughout the area participating.
Today, (Thursday), Rev. C. C.
Warren of Pleasant Grove AME
Zion Church will deliver the
message and at services Friday
Rev. E. L. Earnhardt of Edenton
United Methodist Church will be in
Earlier in the week services
were conducted by Rev. R. W.
Stories of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church; Rev. J. L. Fenner of
Providence Baptist Church; and
Rev. H. W. Lampe of First
Cries Heard For Programs
By Flynn Surratt
Members of the Swain School
PTA and the local branch of the
Association of Classroom
Teachers filled the conference
room of the Edenton-Chowan
Board of Education Monday night
in a show of concern over the loss
of cultural arts programs in the
John Becker, Swain PTA
president, addressed the board
saying the loss of those programs
“poses a serious threat to the
quality of education of our
Music and art are as basic a part
of the human learning experience
as are math and reading and
should be approached from that
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Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, April 7, 1977.
the availability of assistance in
performing necessary excavation.
Final plat approval was given
for County Club subdivision,
section two, and J. C. Hall sub
division was given preliminary
approval as submitted by Judd
Little, county planner. In addition,
Little said plans are being made
for distribution of the Coastal
Land Management summary to
Mrs. Louise Darby, librarian at
Library, presented new library
cards to each commissioner for
their support in securing a new
mechanical check-out system that
uses both a personal signature and
Commissioner Alton Elmore
recommended that the board
consider at budget time, the hiring
of a building and electrical in
spector, as a safety measure for
county .residents—The. .com
missioners a*;reed to investigate
the possibility, perhaps in con
junction with the Town of Eden
Rev. Wendy Adriene Raynor
was ordained into the Sacred
Order of Priests of the Episcopal
Church here Saturday in
ceremonies conducted by Bishop
Hudley Agee Elebash of the
Diocese of Eastern North
Mrs. Raynor, the mother of four,
became the first woman admitted
to the priesthood in North
Historic St. John the Evangelist
Episcopal Church on West Church
Street was filled to capacity for
the impressive ceremony and
sermon by Bishop Elebash.
Among those participating were
Rev. Clifton Daniels, 111, Ven.
Webster L. Simons, Jr., director of
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PLAN JOINT PRODUCTION—The John A. Holmes High
School Drama Club and Edenton Little Theater will jointly
produce the musical “Oliver”, based on the classic “Oliver
Twist” by Charles Dickens. Tryouts were held this week with
staging planned for May 12-14. John Becker is director, Sandra
Boyce is assistant director, and Shelby Strother, music director.
J. H. Conger, Jr. will be producer with costuming under the
direction of Hugh Dial and publicity being handled by Gayle
Young. Mrs. Strother, Becker, and Mrs. Boyce are shown in photo
above discusring plans for the forthcoming production.
standpoint,” he continued.
Danny Long, a teacher at
Chowan High School and
spokesman for ACT, stated the
association pledges its support in
trying to impress upon Chowan
County commissioners the im
portance of continuing a cultural
“We believe the people would
support cultural arts through local
sources.” he stated.
The school system was notified
prior to the last board meeting
that federal funds were not
available to continue the program.
ESEA funds that enabled cultural
arts programs to continue are
based on a three-year cycle which
is now expiring.
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HAD ENOUGH—AIton Clark and Roger Brickhouse, second
and third from left above, were the two oldest participants in the
Jaycee Walk-a-Thon. It took the pair 15 miles to decide that
enough was enough, leaving the remaining five miles to the
younger participants. The event was held in behalf of the Eastern
Lung Association as a fund raising project.
Pledges Total $1,706
Rep. Walter B. Jones and Mayor
Roy L. Harrell fell short of
completing the full 20-mile course
in the Jaycee sponsored Walk-a-
Thon, Saturday morning, but
they were on hand to lead the 75
participants in the first leg of their
E. L. Hollowell, prominent local
industralist and community
leader, has been named chairman
of the board and president of
Chowan County Medical
The authority was recently
established by Chowan County
commissioners as a vehicle to
strengthen the medical manpower
in the county.
R. Graham White was named
vice president; Tom Palmer,
secretary; and J. P. Timberlake,
Hollowell named Timberlake,
White and Larry Roberson to the
Supt. John Dunn told those
present that positions for the
cultural arts program are in
cluded in their budget proposal for
the coming year, but he could not
assure them of receivng the funds.
He stated he would recommend to
the commissioners the programs
be continued through local funds.
In addition, the schools stand a
chance of losing 15 more teaching
positions if the ESAA Basic and
Pilot projects are not funded.
Those programs include the math
and reading labs.
Dr. Dunn said part of the ESAA
projects had to be re-submitted by
April 15, meaning the federal
government wanted adjustments
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It was probably just as well they
didn’t stick around, as Alton
Clark, Jaycee president, con
firmed from first hand experience
that it was an activity for the more
youthful and energetic.
Clark was a participant and at
36 years, he was also the oldest. He
bowed to the younger com
petition after 15 miles.
The two youngest participants,
he reported, were his son, Jason,
and Caroline Singh, daughter of
Mrs. Gail Singh. Both are eight
years old. They walked the full 20
miles, as did about 60 other in
While collections are not yet
completed, Clark stated that a
total $1,706 has been pledged to the
fund raising project held for the
Eastern Lung Association.
He commended Hardees of
Edenton for providing lunch for
the many footsore individuals
participating in the project.
Dr. Richard N. Hines of Edenton
has been selected new regional
vice president of the Southeastern
Region of the Academy of General
Dentistry. He and other new of
ficers were elected during a recent
meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
The local dentist succeeds
Dr .Jimmie Vance of Miami, Fla.,
who was chosen to be the new
national director. Dr. George
Goodman of Pensacola, Fla.,
retiring national director, con
ducted the elections.
Dr. Hines has served as the N.C.
President of the Academy of
General Dentistry and has been a
delegate to the national meeting
for three years. He has also served
on the Reference Committee for
Mem bra-ship in the Academy is
obtained by those who continue to
further their education. Each year
the courses taken by the members
are recorded and when 500 hours
are reached a fellowship is given.
After this honor a similar program
leads to a mastership.
In adchtion to Dr. Hines, other
local members of the Academy
are Dr. J.H. Horton, Dr. Allen
Hornthal and Dr. Lonnie Sick.