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Chowan Count Fair Opens Here N ext Week
Town Council Tuesday night approv
ed water and sewer expansion projects
totaling $612,000. Mayor John A.
Mitchener, Jr., said the next step will be
to determine the best way to finance the
much needed work.
At the same time, council restated a
policy not to run the service outside the
corporate limits. Since three of the
projects are beyond the existing town
limits, it will be necessary to annex them
in order to complete the expansion pro
Given top priority was expansion of
the water plant, with new wells, and a
new storage tank. The cost of this has
been estimated at $350,000.
It is estimated that it will cost $90,-
000 to extend service to the proposed
new Chowan Hospital; $79,800 to in
clude Paradise Road; and $91,900 to
serve Morgan Park.
The town already has budgeted $50,-
780 for electric system improvements.
During the joint meeting of the coun
cil and Board of Public Works, Jesse
Harrell, utilities board chairman, ex
plained the capital improvement esti
He said: “We have got to get going on
water situation,” and added that the
hospital as well as Morgan Park pro
jects are also pushing. The chairman
and others said the town was in trouble
this past summer because of lack of
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Miss Constance Williford
Miss Constance Williford of Plymouth
has assumed her duties as librarian at
Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library in
Miss Williford has had experience
as a school librarian in both the Char
lotte and Norfolk, Va., school systems.
Prior to this she was a classroom teach
The new librarian attended Salem
College in Winston-Salem and earned
her degree in elementary education from
the University of North Carolina at
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Williford and is now living in
Miss Williford succeeds Miss Marion
L. Robertson who retired several months
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MNCT CANCER SOCIETY ACTIVITIES New officers of the Chowaa County
CtMtr Society were elected Monday night at the anaaal meeting of the organisation,
held at the Municipal Building. Shown left to right are: Mrs. E. Elton Forehand. Jr.,
yntdeat; Jack Padgett, treasurer; Mrs. Alton G. Elmore, second rice president; W. H.
fieUoweil. first vies president, and Mrs. Anne Burroughs, secretary.
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Volume XXXV—No. 38
The Public parade
But One Vote
Editorial writers on the big city press
have been having a gay time since Gold
en Frinks publicly endorsed GOP Rep.
Jim Gardner for governor.
They got so carried away they even
made a preacher out of him. As they
refer to “Rev. Golden Frinks of Eden
ton” the gliberals are quick to read all
sorts of things into the endorsement.
Candidate Gardner wasn’t quite as
quick to say he didn’t want the Frinks
And as is often the case in such situ
ations, much is being made over nothing.
Golden Frinks can surely cast but one
vote. The influence he has over even
his wife is questionable. She is an in
dependent thinker and highly respected
person in the community.
“The way Dare goes, so goes the elec
tion.” it has been said. This does not
hold true for Golden.
The Right Way
Two Negro speakers at Sunday’s Com
munity Action Day at D. F. Walker
High School joined with a anti-poverty
official from Washington to encourage
poor people in Northeastern North Ca
rolina to put a hand into the betterment
of their communities rather than hold
a hand out for charity.
E. V. Wilkins of Washington County,
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Progress Reported Toward Hospital
It was announced today by R. Graham
White, chairman of the building com
mittee for the proposed new Chowan
Hospital that the plans are moving
along very well. For the past eight
months ths, architect, the building com
mittee, and other hospital personnel and
staff have been busy preparing numbers
Wallace Evans, president of the Eden
ton Jaycees, has announced that the club
is sponsoring the Dale Carnegie Course
in the Edenton area. A free preview
meeting of the course is scheduled for
the Holmes High School Cafeteria to
night (Thursday) at 8:03.
The Carnegie course, organized in
1912, has grown over the years until it
now embraces all 50 states and 27 for
eign countries, offering training in lead
Included in the course are memory
training, public speaking, human rela
tions, development of enthusiasm and
The main aim of the course, accord
ing to Charles Kavanaugh, area manager
of the Carnegie courses, is to assist the
graduates in the development of addi
tional poise and self-confidence in all
social and business situations.
The preview meeting is a fast moving
program designed to outline the bene
fits of the training. Each person in at
tendance at the preview meeting will
receive a free copy of Dale Carnegie’s
book, “How to Win Friends and In
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina Thursday, September 19, 1968. Single Copy 10 Cents
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BIG CHECK Nelson Banks of New Bern, recorder of Sudan Temple, center, Tues
day night accepted a $900.33 check which represents profits of a fish fry held recently
by Chowan Shriners. Shown with a non-negotiable replica are, Willie Bunch, left, treas
urer, and Kermit L. Layton, chairman. A Shrine club was organized at the meeting and
Layton was elected president.
Shrine Club Formed; Check Given
Chowan Shrine Club was organized
Tuesday night and local Shriners pre
sented their second annual check to Su
dan Temple in support of Shrine Hos
Although the club had not been for
mally in existence, the 26 Shriners in
the area have during the past two years
Consultations with several agencies in
cluding The Duke Endowment and other
hospital experienced people have been
An application for federal and state
participation in the funding of this pro
ject was made in June. It was learned
last week the application is to be acted
upon in late October. No definite com
mitment has been possible to this time.
It was learned from the architect that
if everything goes as planned at this
time, contracts should be awarded in
January, 1969. Approximately 18 months
will be necessary to complete the build
ing from that date.
As it now appears, the plans and dia
grams will be available for presentation
to the public in late October or early
Witness Is Jailed
A prosecuting witness in Chowan Dis
trict Court was found in contempt Tues
day and ordered to serve a 10-day jail
Evelyn Gilliam had signed a warrant
charging Bobby Stanley with assaulting
her. When Solicitor Wilton Walker
called the case she refused to testify.
Judge Fentress Horner ordered her
sent to jail. In a few minutes the wit
ness agreed to testify but when put on
the stand said there wasn’t anything
“much” to the charge. Judge Horner
then instructed Sheriff Earl Goodwin
to take her to jail.
Stanley was sentenced to 30 days for
assault and given another 30-day sen
tence for a motor vehicle violation. If
he appeals his bond was set at S2OO.
James Arthur Harris, also charged
with assault on a female, was sentenced
to two years in prison. He gave notice
of appeal but at presstime had been
unable to post the SI,OOO bond.
In other cases called, Judge Horner
took the following action:
Bonnie W. Rogerson, issuance of a
worthless check, six months, suspended
for five years upon payment of $25
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Powell Bill Money
State Street Aid allocations totaling
more than $ 10-million will go to qualify
ing cities and towns in North Carolina
this year under provisions of the Powell
Bill, J. M. Hunt, Jr., chairman of the
State Highway Commission, said today.
Hunt said Edenton is among 425
North Carolina towns and cities who
share in the fund.
Edenton will receive $20,860.08 in
Powell Bill funds this year. The re
lease shows the town has 16.25 of certi
fied non-system miles.
conducted successful fish fries to sup
port the hospitals for crippled children.
Nelson Banks of New Bern, recorder
for Sudan Temple, represented the po
tentate at Tuesday’s banquet. He prais
ed the men for their dedication to the
cause of helping children and termed as
“just wonderful” the contribution of
$900.33 —net proceeds from the fish fry
held recently. The Shriners here con
tributed $750 to this cause last year.
Kermit L. Layton, active in interesting
local Shriners to form a club, was elect
ed charter president of the organization.
Willie Bunch, who presented Banks
the check, was named vice president;
Warren Twiddy, secretary; and Elijah
White, treasurer. Three directors will
be appointed lat*7r.
73 At Academy
Seventy-three students began the 1968-
69 school term at the new Chowan
Academy at Rocky Hock Monday. The
academy, recently organized, operates
grades one through four.
Miss Minnie Hollowell, headmistress,
termed the opening a “real good day”
and said “we are off to a good start.”
Enrollment according to grades is:
First, 23; Second, 19; Third, 16; and
Fourth, 15. Several vacancies still exist.
Enrollment is limited to a maximum of
25 students per class.
Miss Hollowell is teaching the fourth
grade and the three other faculty mem
bers are: Miss Ada Morris, Mrs. Julia
Bryant and Mrs. June Gregg Davis.
Chowan Academy is operating in the
old Rocky Hock Elementary School
building which has recently been reno
vated to handle the school. The Rocky
Hock school closed in the late 1950’s and
has been used as a community center
since that time.
Belk Official To Be Banquet Speaker
Ray A. Killian of Charlotte will be the
principal speaker at the annual mem
bership banquet of Edenton Chamber
of Commerce on September 26.
The banquet, at Chowan Golf & Coun
try Club, will begin at 7:30 P. M.
Jack Douglas, chairman of the ban
Fay A. KiUian
The weather holds the key to success
of the 1968 Chowan County Fair, which
opens here at 3 P. M., Tuesday.
W. A. Perry, president, Chowan Coun
ty Fair Association, said the exhibit hall
is ready and is expected to be filled to
capacity again this year. A consider
able amount of money is being put up
by the sponsors for premiums.
The fairgrounds on U. S. 17 south
will come alive Monday when exhibitors
begin their work and activity gets un
derway on the midway.
Perry said a very interesting midway
has been arranged this year with a va
riety of rides as well as a free show.
There will also be a local variety show
held and will be directed by Bill Foster,
star of the variety acrobatic and musi
cal novelty twosome which will appear
nightly in the free act.
Agricultural exhibits as well as those
by commercial establishments will be
judged along with school and club
booths. They will be judged prior to
the owning Tuesday.
Wednesday has been set aside as
School Day with free admission up un
til 6 P. M., and a special discount for
the midway rides.
The fair is being held nearly a month
early this year and Perry believes this
will lead to a more successful event.
That is, if the weatherman cooperates.
Aces Hosts Wave
In Home Opener
The Edenton Aces will be put to the
acid test in the 2-A Albemarle Confer
ence Friday night when they play host
to the Williamston Green Wave on Hicks
Coach Marion Kirby sees the Eden
ton-Williamston tilt as one of utmost
importance to each team in the race for
the conference championship. “They
are strong and will field a real good ball
club,” Kirby said this week. “Our boys
will have to be in top condition to stay
on the field with them,” he added.
The coach of the defending confer
ence champs points out that Williamston
has won its last eight games. He sees
the Green Wave and Pasquotank Central
as the biggest obstacles the Aces will
face in capturing another crown.
There is expected to be some switch
ing in the lineup for Edenton as Coach
Kirby searches for an inside ground
game. “We have just got to get it,” he
Although the Aces won 28-12 last
week at Northampton in the first con
ference game, Coach Kirby wasn’t im
pressed with what he saw. “We won,
but it wasn’t an outstanding game, eith
er on offense or defense,” he said. “They
shouldn’t have even scored on us.”
At the Edenton Quarterback Club
meeting Tuesday night, A1 Partin was
named back of the week for his play
at Northampton and Tom Cross was
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quet committee, said Wallace Evans is
in charge of tickets and they can be
obtained at several downtown locations.
Deadline for the sale of tickets is Fri
There are only 190 tickets available
and Douglas urged those wanting to at
tend the banquet to obtain their tickets
Killian is vice president and director
of personnel and public relations for the
group of 400 Belk stores in 18 states.
He received his undergraduate degree at
Lenoir Rhyne College and did graduate
and special study at the University of
North Carolina, George Washington
University and Harvard University
Graduate School of Business Admini
He has been associated with Belk’s
since 1949 and previously was personnel
director, N. C. Department of Revenue,
and administrative assistant, Committee
on Scientific Research and Development,
Washington, D. C.
The speaker is in great demand as a
lecturer and local chamber officials said
Edenton is fortunate to have him avail
able for this banquet.
W. J. P. Earnhardt, Sr., president, said
new officers of Edenton Chandler of
Commerce will be installed at this ban