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WEEKEND RACES Edenton Bay and Albemarle Sound will take on this appearance this
weekend as the U. S. Tanzer Regatta takes to the water. Five races will be held during the three-day
event. Headquarters will be Queen Anne Sails, Inc., at Edenton Marina. (Photo by Jim Strickland.)
It's Your Vote Now
Sunday papers were full of the
news about how Congress had
gone home for the summer recess
leaving the President’s energy
It is true, the house gave the
President a standby rationing bill
that had been watered down to the
point that even the senate would
not accept it. That issue now will
have to wait until Congress
reconvenes next fall.
What the house did was to amend
the President’s proposal, which
called fro standby rationing
authority in event crude oil sup
plies should drop by as much as 20
per cent, to give either house veto
power over any plan proposed by
the White House. The President
has that much authority already.
The house passed a windfall
profits tax bill, with provisions
which greatly reduce anticipated
revenue, gut there is no need to
worry, for Sen. Russell Long is
holding this proposal hostage in
The senate delayed action on the
President’s synthetic fuels
proposal until it can study its
feasibility and the environmental
impact. Having done that, there
was not much need to rush with
the Energy Mobilization Board,
which would have been given
power to cut through red tape; so
the senate delayed that, too.
Back on the other side of the
capital, the house was getting hot
under the collar with all this
energy bother. So it voted to loosen
the thermostat controls the ad
ministration had imposed on
public buildings as a conservation
The net effect, then, of all the
maneuverings on the hill following
the President’s energy message
was one step backward. Turning
down the thermostats will require
more fuel, especially in the
District of Columbia, saved by
Vepco, which generated about 39
per cent of its electricity with oil.
What can the American people
do about all this in the meantime?
For one thing, they can continue
their efforts to conserve despite
signals from Congress that
thermostats really don’t matter.
The more oil we conserve, the
fewer dollars will flow to the
OPEC nations, which are even
now talking about further in
creasing the price of oil to offset
the shrinking dollar.
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Culpepper Accepts Position
The Chowan County Industrial
Facilities k Pollution Control
Financing Authority, appointed
recently by county com
missioners, has elected W. T.
Culpepper, m, aa chairman.
At a recent organisational
meeting of the seven-member
authority, OlUn Sykes was
vice chairman; and Vann H.
Other authority members are:
Carroll Byrum, Charles
Edenton To Host Regatta
The U. S. Tanzer National
Championship will be held on
Albemarle Sound with three days
of racing which begins at 12:30
Jim Strickland of Raleigh is
chairman of the 1979 regatta,
sponsored by U. S. Tanzer Fleet
No. 1 in Raleigh.
There will be give races during
the event. Following Friday’s
starting time will be Saturday’s
races which begin at 10:30 A.M.
and Sunday’s competition
beginning at 10 A.M.
Strickland said racing can be
seen from Colonial Park at the foot
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Vol. XLV. • No. 31
..Court Fine Increases Benefit Schools
Fines and forfeitures in Chowan
County District and Superior
courts increased nearly SII,OOO
during the past fiscal year while
the case load was “up slightly.’’
Dist. Atty. Tom Watts of Elizabeth
City explained the increase as
being arrests which result in
In asking his annual report to
Chowan County commissioners
Monday, the prosecutor had kind
RALEIGH The State En
Commission is expected today to
adopt a resolution classifying the
waters of the Chowan River Basin
as nutrient sensitive waters. The
action would follow emergency
measures taken May 10.
Such a designation prohibits the
increase of nutrient con
centrations in waters found to be
nutrient sensitive. Also, the
designation is believed to be
beneficial as the state-proceeds,
toward restoration of the Chowan.
The Chowan River is currently
experiencing an extensive algae
Moom which is now well into
Albemarle Sound. The Depart
ment of Natural Resources A
developed a plan labeled
“CHORE”, The Chowan River
Restoration Action Plan, which
will be discussed at the EMC’s
meeting by A. F. Mcßorie,
director of the commission.
political subdivision authorised by
law to finance industrial and in
dustrial pollution control projects
by providing for the issuance of
bends. Projects must have beat
approved by the N. C. Department
of Commerce and the bonds must
have the prior approval of die
Local Government Commission.
The bands can be sold in the
manner that the Local Govern
ment Commission deems best,
Culpepper said this type
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of Broad Street, while a better
view can be had on the water. The
race course will be a triangle with
yellow can markers.
The chairman urges spectators
to stay clear of the racing boats as
well as the area of the triangle.
“This will give all the sailors a fair
and even chance on the water, not
having motor boat wake to disturb
the boat speed.
Headquarters for the national
regatta will be Queen Anne Sales,
Inc., at Edenton Marina.
Tanzer, a Canadian boat works,
has a manufacturing plant near
Edenton Municipal Airport.
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, August 9, 1979
words of praise for those who
enforce the laws here. “Chowan
County is blessed with good law
enforcement,” he stated.
Fines and forfeitures-which go
to Edenton-Chowan Schools--
amounted to $58,242 in 1978-79,
compared to $47,610.27 the
previous year. Facilities fees were
$9,462, up slightly from $8,976.
Chowan County has weekly
sessions of District Court and last
year had five weeks of Superior
Phase II of the county-wide
water system was accepted. It
includes 29 miles of line and
another deep well. County
Manager Cliff Copeland said while
the county accepted the plans,
which will result in a request for
construction bids, they can be
modified at any time.
Copeland said the project should
be completed by July 1, 1980.
Graham Farless, director of the
water system, said 75 per cent of
eligible water customers were
served at the end of Phase I and
Cancer Task Force
RALEIGH - Phil Kirk,
president of the American Cancer
Society, North Carolina Division,
Inc., and Dr. Richard Hardin, of
Edenton, chairman of the board,
have appointed a Task Force on
Cancer Awareness for Black
Dr. James N. Slade, of Edenton,
was elected chairman, and Dr.
Elaine Newsome, of Fayetteville,
Intersified efforts to reach the
black citizens of the state with
cancer education and information
programs is the prime objective of
this group. The task force will
assist the society’s 104 units across
the state in setting up local task
forces to carry out these
The incidence of cancer is an the
rise for blacks while frlUi* for
whites. In the last 25 years, the
overall cancer rate for blacks rose
8 per cent while for whites it
dropped 3 per ceut. During the
same period, cancer death rates
for Macks increased 26 par cent,
compared with 5 per cent for
Boards Meet Friday
Cultural Arts Draws Support
Yielding to pressure from
students, parents and patrons of
John A. Holmes High School, the
Edenton-Chowan Board of
Education has voted to maintain a
full-time music program at the
school. The end result would be no
cultural arts program at either
Chowan High School or White Oak
By a 3-2 vote, the school board
Monday night agreed to seek
$32,000 from Chowan County
The first appointment to the new
N. C. Seafoord Industrial Park
Authority is Sen. Melvin R.
Daniels, Jr., of Pasquotank. He
was appointed by Lt. Gov. Jimmy
The authority, established by
the 1979 General Assembly,
replaces the Wanchese Harbor
Commission, chaired by C. A.
Phillips of Edenton. Phillips said
he has had no indication that he
would be appointed to the
Bob Barker, a representative of
the Department of Commerce,
said Monday he expects Gov.
James B. Hunt, Jr., to appoint
nine members to the authority at
any time. In addition to a senate
appointee there is one slot from
The first project is the Wan
chese Seafood Industrial Park
which is now under construction.
Funding for the park through local,
state and federal sources is at the
Single Copies 15 Cents.
another 15 per cent will be taken
on in Pase 11. He expressed
disappointment that a main
tenance building is not included in
the new work, but said it may be
added at a later date.
Final approval was given to the
assessment roll for street im
provement at Arrowhead Beach.
Involved are more than six miles
of streets which represent more
than half the miles in the sub
Mrs. Louise Darby, librarian at
Library, thanked the com
missioners for their financial
assistance and distributed an
annual report of activities which
showed service to all ages and all
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Three fraud counts have been
lodged against a welfare recipient
by Chowan County Department of
Social Services. The defendant is
Dorothy Phyllis Wilson, Route 3,
The defendant is charged with
making false statements to obtain
money. She is scheduled for a
hearing in District Court on
She was arrested at 1 P.M.
Saturday in Edenton after the
warrants had been obtained
earlier by Mrs. Phyllis Parker of
the local DSS.
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‘BRASS’ AT LEGION MEETING Rep. Charles Evans of
Nap Haad is ahoam at Tuesday aUte*! meeting of Edward G.
Bond Post No. 40, AmarteasLapiM, with local and state officials.
From left are: Mayer Roy L. Harrell, Post Commander E. C.
Topptn, and Department Adjutant Jim Adcoa of RaMgh.
commissioners to pay for music
and art instruction in the rural
schools. If this fails the board will
seek public contributions to at
least provide a part-time music
A joint meeting of Edenton-
Chowan Board of Education and
Chowan County commissioners
has been set for 11 A.M. Friday in
the Fourth Floor Conference
Room of the County Office
COUNCIL ORGANIZED David T. Bateman, left, has been
elected chairman of Chowan County Agricultural Extension
Advisory Council. Mrs. Mary Julia Panrish is secretary. They are
shown with R. M. (Pete) Thompson following an organizational
meeting at Mrs. Boswell’s Restaurant last Thursday.
Bateman Chairing Council
David T. Bateman of Tyner is
chairman of the newly organized
Chowan County Extension Ad
visory Council. Bateman, a for
mer county commissioner and
past president of N. C. Peanut
Growers Association, was elected
at a meeting held Thursday at
Mrs. Boswell’s Restaurant.
Mrs. Mary Julia Parrish will
serve as secretary of the 12-
Bateman made remarks con
cerning the importance of ex
tension to the state and nation,
especially in implementing
res'earch programs and getting
them out on the farms.
The chairman said he sees the
council-county, state and
national~as a vehicle to involve
lay people where they can provide
Rep. Charles Evans of Nags
Head was singled out here
Tuesday night by the N. C.
Department, American Legion,
for his role in the 1979 General
Assembly, with heavy emphasis
on his contribution to the passage
of bingo legislation which favors
Rep. Evans, who was scheduled
to speak for the first time in this
section of the First House District
since adjournment, was surprised
when Dept. Adjutant Jim Adcox of
Raleigh presented him with an
Adcox said the district is well
represented through Evans and
thanked him not only on behalf of
the American Legion but non
profit organizations from
throughout the state.
The freshman representative
expressed appreciation for the
award and special “recognition
for something positive I did”
during the first session of my first
term. Later, in response to a
question, he said he planned to be
a candidate to succeed himself in
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The purpose of the meeting is for
the school board to request ad
ditional funding for cultural arts
In any event, Mrs. Shelby
Strother will remain full-time at
The board action scraped a plan
by Dr. John Dunn, superintendent,
which would have Mrs. Strother at
Chowan High School two periods a
day. Mrs. Patricia Downum said
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the greatest degree of volunteer
L. F. Amburn, Jr., a member of
the local council and president of
the State Agricultural Extension
Advisory Council, briefly
presented the benefits of the Lay
Advisory System. He said it can
benefit both state extension and
local programs by having
representation from each of the
100 counties in North Carolina.
The state council is composed of
10 members, all appointed by Dr.
Carlton Blalock, extension
R. M. (Pete) Thompson, county
extension chairman, welcomed
the group and presented Mrs.
Frances Ward, home economics
extension agent, who explained
the Extension Advisory
Leadership System and how it
relates to the boards and com
mittees that have existed for a
number of years.
Thompson also touched on the
purpose of the council and how it
can affect the extension program.
In addition to Bateman, Mrs.
Parrish and Amburn, coundil
members at the organizational
meeting were: Mrs. Daisy
Bembry, Ralph Cole, Billy Nixon,
Jimmy Parrish, Bud Perry, Tom
Shepard, W. E. Smith and Gilliam
LEWISTON A Bertie County
deputy sheriff was fatally shot last
Thursday night during a manhunt
for one of two escapees from the
Windsor jail the day before. Two
deputies from Chowan County
Sheriff’s Department were among
the officers who arrested the
alledged assailant about 6 A.M.
Dead was Calvin Douglas
Cherry, 25, who was shot in the
chest with a .38 caliber pistol
taken in the escape. In jail on
multiple charges, including
murder, is Theodore Avery, also,
25, of Lewiston. The other
escapee, Steven O’Brian Hall, 20,
of Colerain, surrendered some
five hours before the fatal
An alert for assistance was
broadcast immediately following
the 9:15 P.M. shooting in a house
here. Sheriff Troy Toppin picked it
up on his automobile scanner and
called out Deputies Glenn Perry,
Joseph Byrum and Melvin Evans.
Deputy Linda Terry manned a
roadblock at the Chowan River
Chief J. D. Parrish and Capt.
C. H. Williams of Edenton Police
Department also responded to the
Deputies Perry and Evans were
in the mobile home where Avery
was traced by bloodhounds at the
time of his arrest The suspect was
under a bed with the pistol