Imnui u a i a n
* Greenfield? In Spotlight
Historic old “Greenfield” in eastern
Chowan, a showplace of the Albemarle
region, will be featured in an article in
the March issue of “The Carolina Farm
The magazine, which has 200,000 sub
scribers across the state, presents a de
scription of the gracious old home, with
pictures of the house and some of its
furnishings. The article is by Betty
Mcßride, homemaker editor for the pop
ular publication. >
“Greenfield, with its lovely setting on
the Albemarle Sound and its 200-year
old history, attracted North Carolina
writer Inglis Fletcher,” the article says.
“She was seeking quiet and seclusion
to write her second Carolinian novel . . .
Inglis Fletcher chose to use Greenfield
as a setting for part of her novel.
- Greenfield became the fictional home of
the two main characters in her book,
‘Men of Albemarle’.”
The article also refers to the Wood
family and its ties with Greenfield ant
notes the late George Wood, Sr., was a
director and vice president of Albemarle
Electric Membership Corporation of
Hertford which serves the area.
Greenfield in recent years, like other
areas of Chowan County, has become
industrialized. It is now home of Darf
Corp., a Wood family enterprise.
From The Outside
It is 113.4 miles from Edenton to
Trenton is the home of Federal Judge
John D. Larkins, Jr.
Trenton is also the seat of Jones
Also, it has a general store, a stop
light and a nice little federal building.
It stands as evidence that Judge Larkins
hasn’t spent all his time in recent years
wrecking school systems across Eastern
These bits of information were gather
ed last Wednesday afternoon when we
went to report on a hearing which bore
greatly on the future of education along
The Public Parade.
In the past 16 years we have been
denied admission to fancier quarters. It
» was our first experience, however, of
witnessing a defendant being denied en
trance to a hearing where his own case
was being argued.
t Sometimes public figures speak more
freely in the absence of the. press.
Therefore, we were more surprised than
hurt when Judge Larkins sent back a
firm “No” when our name was sent into
- the hearing room. But when N. J.
George, a member of Edenton-Chowan
Board of Education and thereby a de
fendant in the case, was kept out, that
Continued on Pago 4
Fires Are Costly
Two costly fires, both in Chowan
County, were answered early this week
by Edenton Fire Department.
Damage to a smokehouse and meat
at the T. S. Leary farm at Rocky Hock
Monday afternoon was estimated at
F’iremen .answering the 1:10 P. M.,
blaze said Leary was smoking eight
hogs. The building and contents were
At 10:47 A. M., Tuesday, fire destroy
ed the home of Charlie Holcomb on
Paradise Road. The Holcomb family
lost all their personal belongings.
The two-story frame home was owned
by Leroy Haskett.
A drive is currently underway to se
cure donations of household furnishings
and clothing for the Negro family. There
are four children in the family, girls:
eight, 11 and 14, and a boy nine.
Items can be left at the Civil Defense
Agency office in the County Office
Building on East King Street.
Mm f m ' *J#
» I W (■
■k *~ 4S*l 3 W M
&* t ML I ■ V
J ■•?* 'I
. Jftv v \ ~ 31
k jfr jK
R I JK
■ • 'W / ML -~ -TxMßmiiMmp gm
' ■. jin
II ■ ■
nr SHE THICK or THUMB F-mHw- Cowty «■**©•. Aichfe T. L»m. b on. ©I
Mt» Jbefß ©Mc»«« ©< th> IN9 tfbwof Jn LtM it
▼"ugh* c^”^ ' t^””'^** T^
Jr JIL 9 "
- K c-.
'f W c
3m . t w
HAVE HIGH CORN YIELI ts. '■ laroH
Lloyd Bunch. Jr„ second from left, is the
corn growing champion of North Carolina.
He is shown here with his father, left,
Adrian Smith, Jr., adult winner, and Harry
Venters, assistant extension agent.
State Com Titles
Come To Chowan
A 13-year-old 4-H Club member from
Chowan County has been declared North
Carolina’s official corn growing cham
pion of 1968.
The 4-ll’er, Harold Lloyd Bunch, Jr.,
grew slightly over 174 bushels of corn
cn an acre to win the contest.
Runner-up in the annual contest and
winner of the adult division was another
Chowan native, Adrian Smith, Jr., who
had an official yield of 171 bushels on
Bunch and Smith will each receive a
S2OO bond from the North Carolina
Plant Food Institute of North Carolina
and Virginia as their award.
A. D. Stuart, extension agronomy spe
cialist at North Carolina State Univer
sity, announced the winners.
The state winner. Bunch, planted
Pioneer seed, spaced six and one-half
inches apart in 38-inch rows. He used
1,225 pounds of 5-10-10 at planting
time and sidedressed with 200 pounds
Stuart expressed confidence that
Bunch would have made 200 bushels
per acre if he had had more rain. “He
followed the all-practice concept,” Stu
Chowan County Agricultural Exten
sion Agent Harry Venters said that
Bunch and Smith have already taken
soil samples and were shooting for even
higher yields in 1969.
Two Adult Classes
Two adult classes are currently being
organized in Edenton-Chowan Schools
with organizational meetings set for next
Sewing classes will be held at John
A. Holmes High School on Monday and
Thursday nights at 7 o’clock. Sponsored
by the College of the Albemarle, they
are open to anyone 18 years of age or
An organizational meeting will be held
at D. F. Walker School at 7:30 P. M.,
Monday for persons interested in small
motor repair, cabinet making or brick
masonry. The meeting will be held in
the Agricultural Department.
Lane No Stranger
Take 120 people from all areas of
the state and put them together under
one roof in Raleigh and call them mem
bers of the 1969 House of Representa
tives, and you might get organized con
And whenever there is confusion,
someone must get it straightened out
and running smoothly so that the legis
lative mill can start grinding out needed
Hearing On School Plan Set
After Judge Denies Motion
Edenton-Chowan Board of Education,
faced with time running out for submit
ting a plan for complete high school
integration, will hold a public hearing
tonight (Thursday). The board, acting
as a committee, will meet at John A.
Holmes High School at 7:30 o’clock.
Findl action on a plan to submit to
Federal Judge John Larkins of Trenton
will be taken at another meeting Friday
Judge Larkins last Wednesday denied
a motion for a year’s delay in imple
mentation of his July 30, 1968, order
relative to the high schools.
He also denied N. J. George, a board
member, admission to the hearing. At
torney W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., attempt
Hi THE CHOWAN HERALD EE
Volume XXXVI—No. 9. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 27, 1969. Single Copy 10 Cents
d Ul m
5 IB wmk
CHRIS-CRAFT OFFICIALS CONFER—DonaId Wlch, executive vice president of Chris-
Craft Corporation, center, was in Edenton this week conferring with local plant offi
cials. Shown here with the Pompano Beach, Fla., executive, are: W. M. Sanford, gen
eral manager of the Edenton facility, left, and Roy Kee, newly named plant manager.
Chris-Craft, the world's largest manufacturer of motor boats, began turning out fiber
glass models in a modern plant on Albemarle Sound last year.
Kee New Chris-Craft Plant Manager
Roy Kee of Courtland, N. Y., has
arrived in Edenton to assume his posi
tion as plant manager at Chris-Craft
Corporation. Kee succeeds Don Gilbert
who has been promoted to plant manager
of the firm’s Salisbury, Md., plant.
In N. C. House
The Speaker of the House, Earl
Vaughn of Eden, has the prime respon
sibility of getting the House running
smoothly but he has to have a right
hand man to do all the many things
necessary to good order and good or
That right hand man this session is
Archie T. Lane of Hertford. Lane, a
veteran legislator with three regular
terms and three special terms under his
legislative belt, was elected without op
position recently at the Democratic cau
cus of the House membership.
Lane was sworn in January IS, the
clay the session started, but he had been
on the job several days prior to the of
ficial opening of the session to supervise
a host of jobs that had to be completed
before the legislators started arriving.
He is in charge of a multitude of things
that are expected by the legislators.
For instance, he and his staff members
have to help the lawmakers get settled
in their offices and get them whatever
they want for their offices.
Another duty is keeping order in the
House while it is in session. Lane has
to see to it that the doors of the House
are staffed to keep unauthorized persons
out while the lawmakers are conducting
their business on the floor of the House.
This.is not the first session as Sergeant-
At-Arms for Lane. He served the same
post in the 1965 session of the General
He was elected to that post in 1967
after losing his seat in the House due to
the redistricting of the House of Repre
sentatives ordered by the federal courts
rnnH iil m Pi«* 4
ed to get George admitted to the hear
ing, but failed.
At Monday’s board meeting, Supt.
Bill Britt presented a proposed plan for
housing students for next year. It calls
for assigning students by attendance
zone, following the lines of the old Eden
ton City and Chowan County boun
The only students being allowed a
choice of schools, under the Britt Plan,
would be those enrolled in the first year
of a two-year vocational program.
Chowan High School would house
grades five through 12 and White Oak
Elementary School, grades one through
Swain Elementary would have grades
Kee also has worked at Chris-Craft
plants in Hayward, Calif., and Holland,
Mich., during his 12 years with the firm.
W. M. Sanford, general manager of
the Edenton facility, said he is pleased
to have Kee join his staff. He said Kee
has been a valuable member of the
Chris-Craft team for many years and he
is happy to have him associated with
the local plant.
A graduate of the University of Mich
igan, Kee is married to the former Doro
thy Dußreuyl, also a UM graduate.
They have three children, Scott, 17,
April 15, and Kelly, six.
Kee has been active in Scouting and
his son is an Eagle Scout. Kee has serv
ed as president of the Scout Council in
New York, worked with the United Fund
and been on the board of directors of
the Courtland Chamber of Commerce.
The Kees are Methodists and plan
to move to Edenton as soon as suitable
housing can be secured.
Expert On Speech
Will Talk Tuesday
Hugh C. Winslow of Greenville, noted
for his work in speech rehabilitation,
will speak in Edenton March 4.
Winslow, a Pitt County farmer, will
speak at the board of directors meeting
of Chowan Chapter, American Cancer
Society. The meeting will begin at 8
P. M., in the Municipal Building.
Mrs. R. Elton Forehand, chapter
president, said the public is invited and
encouraged to attend this interesting
Winslow is past president of the Lost
Chord Club. He teaches speech re
habilitation weekly in Goldsboro and
Winston-Salem. He is highly qualified
for his work, as he is an example of suc
cessful rehabilitation himself, having
suffered cancer of the larynx.
four through six; D. F. Walker, grades
one through three and grades seven
through nine. John A. Holmes would
be the senior high with grades 10
This plan will be explored further at
tonight’s hearing. Issued special invi
tations to attend are PTA executive
committees, student council officers,
principals, and teacher representatives.
The hearing proposal was made by
George after he said something must
be done to bridge the “creditability gap
between the board and the people.”
He said a unitary, non-racial system
is only a term. “If they (the schools)
are open to all students all the time I
Continued on Pag* 4
Chowan Academy at Rocky Hock will
put its best foot forward Friday night
on the eve of a financial campaign to
raise $35,000 for expansion.
Open house will be observed at the
academy, beginning at 7:30 o’clock.
Then Saturday, E. L. Hollowell,
chairman of the finance committee, will
launch the funds campaign to erect a
5,000-square-foot permanent addition
and improve the existing facility. The
academy plans to offer three more
grades in 1969-70, going through grade
Carroll Evans, chairman of the board,
and other board members will join Miss
Minnie Hollowed, headmistress, and
other faculty members in greeting those
attending the open house. They will
describe progress made this year as wed
as discuss the future program.
The new addition will have six class
rooms. The central heating system will
also be expanded to include the existing
facility, on which the academy has ob
tained a long-term lease. This is ne
cessary, according to Hollowed, for the
academy to become accredited.
Chowan Academy was founded in the
fall of 1968 by a group of concerned
citizens after a federal court order total
ly integrated elementary grades of
Gets Duke Grant
ing $2,067,166 are being distributed to
hospital and child care institutions in
the Carolinas this week by The Duke
Thomas M. Surratt, administrator at
Chowan Hospital, has been notified that
this institution will receive $4,352. Os
this amount, $1,878 is for short term
care and $2,474 is for long term care.
Chowan Hospital had 3,752 charity
days of care during the past fiscal year.
Other area hospitals receiving Duke
grants were: Bertie, $3,538; Washing
ton County, $956; Albemarle in Eliza
beth City, $6,169; and Martin General,
Lit %4i I
Hugh C. Window