The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, November 15, 1979, Image 1
>J . X. V- - ’ 4 f*.<s *' *^|Hik H" mptelK I Ts *-.; ipf4fil M mmm ■ rif ■ S Hi It / n S H CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED Joe Hollowell, left, this week is announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress from 21 courthouses in the First Congressional District. His campaign aide is Ben Bunch. They are shown here following a day on the campaign trail. Hollowell Campaign Trail 'Begins At Chowan Courthouse Joe Hollowell of Edenton is a sure to goodness candidate for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Congress. He is making it of ficial this week via personal ap pearance at courthouses in the 21- county First Congressional District. Hollowell, a local farmer and real estate executive, launched his announcement circuit Monday. By Tuesday night he was extremely pleased with the interfest his candidacy is generating. “There are enthusiastic crowds at every stop,” he said Tuesday night. “It is going just great,” declared Mr. Enthusiasm who has declared that Rep. Walter B. Jones’ longevity doesn’t mean that he holds a deed to the office. In his prepared remarks from the steps of Chown County Courthouse Tuesday morning, Takes Weyerhaeuser Post TACOMA. WASH. Dr. Nor yman E. Johnson,' Who has been heading up Weyerhaeuser Company’s operations in the Far East, has been named ,vpce president - North Carolina Region, headquartered in New Bern, announces H. E. Morgan, Jr., senior vice president - operations” Dr. Johnson succeeds Keith L. Lamb, recently appointed vice president for the company’s new, three-mill pulp and paper complex to be constructed at Columbus, Miss. The Columbus Project Dr. Norman E. Johnson Parade Slated "Lets Put Christ Back Into Christmas" is the theme of the 1979 Christmas Parade in Edenton. In a break with tradition, the parade has been set for 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, December 2. Robert W. Moore, executive vice president, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce, has issued a call for units to par ticipate. He said an extra effort Will be made this year to make the parade something special. In addition to traditional floats and marching units, parade of ficials hope the Sunday afternoon event will interest choirs or other groups in singing Christmas carols. Entries will be accepted in business, church, school, band, > fraternal, sorority, and civic categories. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to contact the chamber office for an .entry blank. Hollowell said his prime concern is to insure “a good life” for future generations. “1 am going to every county because I want everyone to know that every county and every person is important,” he said. He promises that as a congressman he will be responsive to the needs of all the people in the First District. He emphasized that representatives need to be con cerned with the welfare of the individual citizen, hot groups or special interests. Hollowell called for coming to grips with inflation, establish a positive energy program, and a “positive, energetic leadership with emphasis on service to the individual citizen.” “It. is time for new leadership with new ideas,” he declared. represents an investment in ex cess of $750-miilion, and is the largest single commitment ever made by Weyerhaeuser Company fqr new plant construction at one location. A native of Arizona, Dr. John son, 46. earned his B.S. and M S. degrees in forestry from Oregon State University, and his Ph.D. in forest entomology from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 1956 as a forest entomologist at the company’s Western Forestry Research Center, Centralia, Wash. Following a brief period as associate professor at Cornell University in 1967-69, Dr. Johnson rejoined the company as super visor of the New Bern, N.C., Forestry Research Station. In 1971, Dr. Johnson transferred to Hot Springs, Ark., where he headed the Southern Forestry Research Center. In 1974, he established Weyerhaeuser’s Tropical Forestry Research Center near Balikpapan, In donesia, and was named vice president - Far East Region in August, 1976. “Norm Johnson’s unique background and experience blend the disciplines of scientific research with the practical skills of management,” Morgan said in announcing the promotion. “The company is confident Dr. Johnson will successfully build on Keith Lamb’s solid record of accomplishment, not only by maximizing present opportunities but also by managing the potential for future growth in the North Carolina Region,” Morgan con cluded. Grant OKed Rep. Walter B. Jones today announced the approval by the Community Services Ad ministration of a grant of $233,332 to the Economic Improvement Council, headquartered in Edenton. This grant is awarded to provide services in the areas of: housing rehabilitation, manpower program for 450 poor persons; community food and nutrition program for 2,000 poor persons; and administration of other programs. Rezoning Bid Is Defeated By Council Forty acres of property on Highway 32 at the intersection of U. S'. 17 by pass was passed over again Tuesday night by Edenton Town Council for development of a shopping center. The property, after six years of maneuvering, remains either R-2Q (residential, farming) or CH-R-20 (highway commercial and residential farming). Mayor Roy L. Harrell was sworn in for a third two-year term and later cast two negative votes to break ties on motions to rezone the property. Councilmen Allen Hornthal, Harry Spruill, Jr., and J. P. Ricks, Jr., voted in favor of the rezoning requests. Councilman Gil Burroughs, W. H. Hollowell,.Jr., and Steve Hampton voted against the petitions. The first vote came after considerable debate. The petition was to rezone 20 acres adjacent to Edenton United Methodist Church from R-20 to shopping center. Bill Brumsley, spokesman for W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., and Bernard Burroughs, developers, identified the tenant as K-Mart. It was anticipated that a 75,000-square-foot store would be built on a 10- acre tract. i Brumsley said the request was consistent with the comprehensive plan of the town, saying it would provide additional economic base for the THE CHOWAN HERALD Volume XIV.- No. 45 public parade Farm-City Theme Is America a nation of economic illiterates? No, not really. Almost every American household seems to manage some kind of budget. Pebple save in banks, buy stocks, borrow from savings and loan institutions, visit grocery stores at least weekly, use credit...and scores of other common practices that would seem to indicate America may be an advanced nation in one sense of economic awareness. And yet, so many of our citizens don’t know where things come from! Or what the incentives are for either individual workers or owners or companies to work harder or smarter and to produce more in less time at lower costs, or even that any of the foregoing is true. We don’t seem to appreciate what causes inflation or what a laborer in the field and factory can trace the rise in a good product’s Continued on Page 4 Farm-City Banquet Set For Monday Two slide-tape presentations of interest to everyone in the area will be presented Monday night at the annual Farm-City Week banquet. The banquet begins at 7 P.M. at the Edentofi Jaycee Community Building. There is no charge for the banquet. The Agriculture Committee of Sales Noted Sales of Series E and H. Savings Bonds in Chowan County during the third quarter of 1979 were $19,376. January-September sales amounted to $58,054. This represents 66.5 per cent of their goal of $87,290, according to R. Graham White, county chairman. lH n «ft fv v «IrW l'. |H|g| * /it, di p ■* IB I IHp! ft sf c' Hb" mm m ' ’*Y * Hk A ' JP OPENS TONIGHT*— Edenton Little Theatre’s fall production “Angel Street” opens tonight at 8 P.M. in the John A. Holmes High School Auditorium. Written by Patrick Hamilton, this Victorian thriller involves a husband’s plot to drive his wife crazy, amid a background of unsolved murder. Michael Reeve as Mr. Manningham is shown above seducing (me of the maids, played by Sondra Shoffner. This three act play provided the basis for the motion picture “Gaslight”. Advance tickets are on sale for $2.50. Admission at the door will be $3.00. Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, November 15, 1979 1^; i HHj |j|| wKKKmmmm w’l HOUSE SPEAKER SPEAKS ln his second appearance in Northeastern North Carolina in a matter of days, House Speaker Carl Stewart, left, addressed some 350 people attending Tuesday night’s annual meeting of Area 5, N. C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Pictured with him at the meeting at the American Legion Building are: Fernie C. Laughinghouse of Beaufort County, area chairman; Rep. Vernon James of Pasquotank County; and Lloyd'C. Bunch, Albemarle District chairman. Kdenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce, headed by Cam Byrum. has arranged for the observance, which extends from November 16 through November 22. Promptly at 7 P.M., John R. Smith will present the Community of Excellence Program slide-tape. Later in the evening Capt. A1 Howard and Dr. Bob Holman will present the slide-tape concerning the Chowan River. Joining the chamber in spon soring the international ob servance aimed at promoting better understanding between farm and city residents will be: Ryland, Chowan and Cape Colony Ruritan clubs. Edenton Lions Club, Edenton Rotary Club, town as well as diversified business. Mrs. Grace Griffip, a resident of the area, spoke in opposition. She called the continued action of the developers as “harrassment” and presented a petition which was said to contain upwards to 175 names. Joe Lee, who became town treasurer, spoke as chairman of the Planning Board. He said the Planning Board voted against the petitions because “we don’t need it rezoned now.” Councilman Hollowell defended his oppoisiton by saying it is not a “special interest” vote but because the change is not valid. Meanwhile, Councilman Ricks said the rezoning would attract people to Edenton. Erwin Griffin and John A. Mitchener, Jr., were joined by Byron Kehayes and James Blount in voicing opposition. Mitchener declared that the entire town could not compete with a corporation such as K- Mart. Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., pointed out that the community has welcomed many “professional people” in the past and said the free Continued on Page 4 Edenton Jaycees. and Edenton BPW. During the banquet several farm related awards will be presented. This will be the 25th annual observance of Farm-City Week. Last year’s observance, according to final reports received at national headquarters, involved the active participation of more than 15.000 communities in the I S. and Canada. The purpose of the program is to bring better understanding bet ween rural and urban peoples and to increase the knowledge and appreciation of each for the American way of life. This year’s theme is “Farm and City-Partners in Economic Progress.” The observance has caught the imagination of farm, business, governmental and lay leaders alike. The necessity of closing the breach in understanding between the rural and urban segments of the American economy is a very real one. Farm-City Week has taken the lead in closing this breach through a concentrated exchange of ideas and in formation, and through widespread “get acquainted” affairs between farm folks and city folks. To Print Early The Chowan Herald will be published a day early next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The advertising deadline will be noon Monday and the news deadline will be 5 P.M. Monday. Next week’s edition will be printed Tuesday afternoon and distributed by mail on Wednesday. Copies will be available late Tuesday at The Herald office as well as regular newsstands. The early schedule is to allow advertisers to get maximum ex posure prior to Thanksgiving as well as to give our employees a long holiday. Single Copies 15 Cents Robert W. Moore Moore Retiring From Chamber Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce will get five new directors January 1, 1980, and a new executive vice president July 1. Robert W. Moore recently made known his intention to retire. The board accepted his request to be effective July 1. Moore said it has been an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of Edenton and Chowan County and to have had a part in the industrial and commercial progress of the town and county. Charles Creighton, president, said a search committee is being formed to find a new executive vice president. The membership recently elected the following to two-year terms on the board: Gary Anderson of Atlantic Credit; Chris Bean, attorney; Les Fagan of Western Gas Service; Tilmon Keel of Jimbo’s Jumbos; and Warner Perry of Edenton Marina. In other business, the board reminds members that under the new dues schedule statements will be sent for membership in place of having someone call. Members will be billed according to annual, semi-annual or quarterly payments.