Volume XXXV—No. 40. Bunch Assumes Position f i g to Chamber Members Billet s'? The annual membership drive for Edenton Chamber of Commerce is in full swing this week following Thurs day’s banquet at Chowan Golf & Coun try Club. New officers assumed their posts and AT CHAMBER BANQUET—Ra T Killian, left, speaker at Edenton Chamber of Com merce banquet Thursday night is shown with Mr. and Mrs. William R Bunch. Bunch assumed the presidency of the or ganisation at the annual event held at Cho wan Golf & Country Club. Killian is an official of Belk Stores. Site public IJantde Minimums and Maximums Those who can remember what Eden ton was like three decades ago are amaz ed at the progress made along The Pub lic Parade on many fronts. But have they stopped to realize that there has been no major expansion of the town’s ability to secure good water since 1932? This is what more than half of the proposed water and sewer improvements and expansion is all about. The distance between minimum and maximum has been shortening each year. Unless something is done, and done soon, you’ll wake up some morning with no water for your coffee. SIOO,OOO Mess The intersection “improvement” pro ject at the triangle on North Broad Street has gone sour. It was bad enough before the highway department splashed out the warpaint and unpacked the traf fic signals. This week it has been turned into a SIOO,OOO mess. Motorists are so con fused after one tussle with the intersec tion they go many blocks out of the way to avoid a second encounter. Lines indicate Broad Street, from Church to the triangle, will become a four-lane thoroughfare. This will mean no parking on the street and make get ting into the post office even more of a challenge. Also, it will result in run ning the Methodist and Catholic church es to the suburbs. After a dozen surveys over a 24-month period, the highway department present ed a plan which looked good. Town Council bought it with State bond mon ey. We thought it was going to be an improvement. Additional survey teams came in, property owners didn’t like where the stakes were driven and further revisions resulted. The end result leaves much to be desired. A reliable source quotes the highway department as reporting a traffic count on Broad Street of 8,000 vehicles per day. Sure, that’s a lot of traffic and Continued on Pago 4 Arts Consultant Coming For Visit Jesse C. Reese, Jr., of Winston-Salem will visit this area this week and pre sent an evaluation of this community’s potential in the arts field. Reese, executive director, The Arts Council, Inc., will be here as a consult ant through the N. C. Arts Co<£Bcil and sponsored by Chowan Arts Council. His address will be during a dutch luncheon at 12 noon Friday at Edenton Restau rant. “What a Long Range Planned Arts Program Can Mean to the Edenton- Chowan Community”, will be his topic. Mrs. Thomas Chears, local council president, said she hopes that interested individuals as well as representatives ' THE CHOWAN HERALD CU O the J9O people in attende an inspirational keynote address from Ray Killian of Charlotte, Belk stores’ per sonnel and public relations executive. William H. Bunch, cashier of Peoples Bank & Trust Company, assumed the presidency. He succeeds W. J. P. Earn hardt, Sr. Bunch called for continued support and cooperation from the community and pledged the chamber’s cooperation with town and county governments in moving the community forward. The new president said housing is still one of the most critical needs in the area. He said this must be given a great deal of attention if the community is to continue to attract new industry and enjoy expansion by existing plants. The membership kickoff breakfast was held Friday morning at Edenton Restaurant with Carlton Jackson as chairman. Jackson urged the volunteers to make their solicitation immediately so the drive could be ended within a short period of time. Again this year the membership goal is $15,000. It didn’t take Killian long to set the tone for the meeting. He said Edenton is “your share of America” and added that the community will be what you make it. He discussed the rapid changes which are taking place in the country, and even in Edenton. He said steps must be tak en now to prepare for these changes or be left behind in the end. “What this community is in five, 10 or 20 years from now will be a direct result of how badly you want the good things and how hard you work for them,” he said. Then he added: “No one is going to work for this except the people right here in this room. No one else is going to build Edenton.” Earnhardt presided and thanked those in attendance for their support during Continu«d on Page 4 Loans Available The drought and high temperatures have damaged crops in three Eastern North Carolina counties to the extent that farmers can secure emergency loans. Chowan is one of the counties. Rep. Walter B. Jones of the First Dis trict, announced from his Washington office that Chowan, Perquimans and Pitt counties have been designated as emergency loan areas for farmers. The loans may be secured through June 30, 1969. Many farmers need emergency credit to continue normal farming operations, the congressman said. Emergency loans can be made to finance crop production and other expenses in continuing operations. Farm ers can apply for loans at the county FHA office at an interest rate of 3 per cent. To be eligible, farmers must be un able to obtain credit needs from other local sources. He must have suitable experience and reasonable prospects for success in farming operation he plans to carry on with the loan. Too, he must agree to repay the loan as soon as possi ble consistent with repayment ability. Registration Books Open Saturday Preparation for the November 5 elec tion is being made by Chowan County Board of Elections and voter registra tion books will open Saturday in the six Chowan precincts. Mrs. George C. Hoskins, chairman, said registrars will be at the various polling places from 9 A. M., to 6:30 P. M., Saturday and on the next two Saturdays. Challenge day will be No vember 2 but no one can register on this from organizations within the communi ty will take advantage of this oppor tunity to hear Reese. He will also be available for consul tation Friday and Saturday. Reese is considered one of this state’s best authorities in his field. He has been executive director of the Winston- Salem council since 1966 and worked in advertising in New York City prior to becoming chief administrator for the $500,000 art collection of Chase Man hattan Bank. He has helped form arts councils and community centers in Virginia, West Vir ginia, Georgia and throughout North Carolina. Eder ® fphowan County, North Carolina 27932 Thursday, October 3, 1968. ; w aLHL iEt tt S TtT - j HOLMES HOMECOMING ROYALTY—Mitt Ginn* Jones, center right, was crowned Homecoming Queen at John A. Holmes High School during halftime of the Edenton- Scotland Neck football game. Hemecoming Princess Beth Katkaveck was also crowned. Escorts were Tommy Bass, left, and Bud Holmes, right. Attendants were Patricia Flan agan and Paul Gregory Amburn. Miss Jones is the daughter of Mr. and Mis. Bruce F. Jones and Miss Katkaveck's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Katkaveck. Aces In Important Game Friday Friday night’s game with Pasquotank Central is a MUST for the Edenton Aces if they are to remain in contention to repeat as 2-A Albemarle Conference grid champions. The Aces defeated Scotland Neck, 18-13, last week while the much improv ed Central team was being upset by Williamston, 13-6. The only conference game the Aces have lost was to William ston. Alfred Coston, a transfer from D. F. Walker, gave Edenton fans something to cheer about with his outstanding display of running. The two TD’s the Negro sprinter scored as well as his other play earned him the Quarterback Club’s Back of the Week honor. Allen Baker won the honor of Line man of the Week. Youths Arrested Two Chesapeake, Va., teenagers, one a juvenile, got into the worst sort of ditch early Thursday morning and are now in deep trouble. At about 1:15 A. M., Thursday, Dep uty Sheriff Troy Toppin was awakened by the pair as they attempted to get a 1968 Dodge station wagon out of a ditch in front of his house. The officer watched the youths from his window and became suspicious when they hid behind a bush every time a car passed. One of them then attempted to get the officer’s car. Deputy Ton Din then went to talk with the subjects. They had no identifica tion and told the officer they were camping at Arrowhead Beach with their Continued on Pago 4 date. The chairman said all voters who reg istered during the new registration in the spring will not have to register again. * However, those voters who have moved from one precinct to another and peo ple who have moved to the community since the registration and those who did not register can do so at this time. The precincts, polling places and of ficials are: West Edenton: Municipal Building; Mrs. S. F. Hicks, registrar; Mrs. J. A. Curran and Mrs. David O. Wright, judges. East Edenton: Court House; Mrs. J. E. Cozzens, registrar; Mrs. W. E. Mills and Mrs. Robert B. Waller, judges. Center Hill: Rosser Bunch Store; Ralph Goodwin, registrar; Norman Hol lowed and Rufus Smithson, judges. Wardville: H&H Grocery; H. R. Peele, registrar; Mrs. R. L, Hendren and Jennings Bunch, judges. Rocky Hock: Community Auditorium; J. E. Peele, registrar; Earl Bunch and Clarence Barnes, judges. Yeopim: Edenton Airport Tower Building; Mrs. Jasper Hassell, registrar; Mrs. Warren Twiddy and Grace Bunch Webb, judges. Coston’s running was about the bright est spot in the game before a homecom ing crowd at Hicks Field. Coston put the Aces ahead late in the first stanza with a spectacular run. On third and three, he turned to the right side, got a couple of blocks and shook off would be tacklers in his 38-yard jaunt to pay dirt. A pass for the conversion failed. His next score came in the fourth quarter and he went 21 yards, again through the thick of things, to cross the goal. John Sutton scored the other Edenton TD. He dashed 28 yards on a handoff from Quarterback A1 Partin for the score on a sensational run. The best play for the visitors came at the hands of an Edenton mistake. Partin fumbled on a roll out and Joey Josey, a tackle, picked up the loose ball on the 14 and went 84 yards for the score. Tom Cross, who shared fullback hon ors with Coston, had a fine night on of fense as well as defense. Jay Swice good and Baker were also bright spots on defense. Radio Gets Unsolicited Assistance Local business and professional men will become radio personalities Tues day to focus attention on the 1968 Cho wan Cancer Crusade. Alton G. Elmore, crusade chairman, has arranged for 24 men to assist the staff at WCDJ from sign on until sign off. The arrangements were made with Pat Flanagan who agreed to accept the unsolicited additional personnel in an effort to aid in the funds campaign. Jim Ricks starts the day off at 6 A. M., and Dr. Richard Hardin will say the good byes at 6:30 P. M. Working in. between will be: William Reeves, Dr. Richard Hines, Jr., Dr. J. H. Horton, Tom Surratt, John Becker, Bill Gardner. Rov Harrell. Tack Habit. |C 'JF . '/aw ■Op«T CRUSADE—Pat Flanigan o f WCDJ. Handing, goat ovar tha acrfet far Tuaodayi apodal promotion for tha Chowan County Cancar Crusada with Alton Ck ST?*' ST**™* P«<»Pfa will Join regular radio announcan throughout tha day In calling attention to tha naad to to tea I2JOO locally for cancar. Single Copy 10 Cents- Prison Term Given Negro For Assault James E. Brickhouse, local Negro charged with assault with a deadly weap on on a young white motorist, was sen tenced to 12 months in prison Tuesday in Chowan County District Court. Judge Fentress Horner of Elizabeth City presided. Brickhouse gave notice of appeal and his bond was fixed at S3OO. Judge Horner again levied fines against defendants who failed to show up as result of a citation or were late to court. Willis Harry Morris, charged with speeding, was given a fine of sls and costs and $lO additional fine for failure to appear on time. Another defendant, charged with pub lic drunkenness, was ordered to pay a fine of $25 for failing to appear in court. In other cases called by Solicitor Wil ton Walker, the following action was taken: Eveline Overton Smith, drunk driving, 60 days, suspended upon payment of SIOO fine and costs. Notice of appeal entered. Raleigh Lee Smith, interfering with an officer, SSO fine and costs. Notice of appeal entered. Addie Moore Webb, speeding, SBO fine and costs. Walter W. Modlin, indecent exposure, nol pros. Leon Depree Outlaw, forgery, nol pros with leave. Steve Modlin, indecent exposure, $25 fine and costs. Lloyd Thomas Forehand, breaking Continued on Png* 4 Takes New Post WILLIAMSTON—James M. Robin son of Edenton has been named manag ing director of the Williamston Chamber of Commerce. He assumed his duties Tuesday. Robinson, formerly executive vice president, Edenton Chamber of Com merce, resigned that position several years ago to devote his time to writing. In his position here he succeeds Irv ing Dodge who resigned last May to ac cept a similar position in Marion, S. C. The Robinsons plan to move to Wil liamston in the near future. Chuck Benson, James Bond, and Bill Britt. Also, George Alma Byrum, Ed Pur year, Charlie Overman, West Byrum, Dr. Edward G. Bond, AI Phillips. Jesse Harrell, Wesley Chesson, Walter None man, Earl Jones and Mrs. R. Elton Fore hand, Cancer Society president. Elmore said the people will “actually work with the announcer in any way possible, such as reading the weather, news, etc.” Too, as time permits they will put in a plug for the Cancer Cru sade. During the month of October volun teers are attempting to raise $2,500 for the crusade. Elmore has already begun the special gifts solicitation and other events are planned.