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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 Sunday morning. 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 Chowan County. 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 grandchildren. As a general rule behind any successful man is a good woman, who provides -love, devotion and encouragement. Mrs. Conger did all three. US ~ ■A * ■ A. a •*?r if it VrHfp WljfcfeJL 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 the district. 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 alone Edenton. 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 rate. 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 ticles. People may flock to Houston, but for what wearer not sure. They 1. . . fujfulill xW, __ r « uicaiui y *** + have trouble getting their breath. jgnjyg Qnks 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 August. 11 ■ 111 11 "" ' • Volume XLIII.—No. 14. ■ # M | OFFICIALS MEET 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 that city. 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 recorded history. 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 of God. 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 Continued On Page 4 Amendment OK’ed 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 school. 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 Easter Services 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 Church. 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 charge. 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 Presbyterian Church. 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 school system. 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 children.” Music and art are as basic a part of the human learning experience as are math and reading and should be approached from that —i—TwwuwuuwminHi» l iu l .i9o:.:-yv.v.v.v.viC- 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 county residents. Mrs. Louise Darby, librarian at Shepard-Pruden Memorial 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 library number. 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 ton. Ordained Here 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 Carolina. Mrs. Raynor, the mother of four, became the first woman admitted to the priesthood in North Carolina. 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 Continued On Page 4 Bk ■■ ™ aE-.- •&: A " B ?ir *Tb ■ t-- i B . - iW 1 * * 4* f - -v , J . 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 arts program. “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. - IB n LlkJmSiisL - JM ■ jwH 9V M ■.. ..... *-■ ■Hm'm. 'a. , . 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 Heads MDA E. L. Hollowell, prominent local industralist and community leader, has been named chairman of the board and president of Chowan County Medical Development Authority. 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, 111, treasurer. Hollowell named Timberlake, White and Larry Roberson to the Finance Committee. 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 Continued On Page 4 Single Copies 15 Cents. journey. 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 dividuals. 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. Hines Elected 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 Continuing Education. 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.