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Volume XXXVI—No, 12.
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For Hospital Func_.
A funds campaign to secure additional
local money for construction of a new
61-bed Chowan Hospital is now being
organized. The executive committee of
the hospital’s board is spearheading the
Duke Endowment and others have
been contacted for assistance. It is now
estimated that a minimum of $85,000
will be required in addition to anticipat
While patronizing the Post Office re
cently we were approached by another
patron who expounded as follows:
“Yea, the country’s in good shape!
“John Mitchener is mayor of Edenton.
Bob Scott is governor of North Caro
lina. And Richard Nixon is president of
the United States.”
Although we could commend him on
his knowledge of current events, there
was a distinct tone in his voice of one
who voted for Roy Harrell for mayor,
Jim Gardner for governor, and either
George Wallace or Hubert Humphrey
On second thought, maybe he went
Great, Great (Bob) Scott
Well, we went up to Raleigh last
Thursday for a word or two with Gov.
Bob Scott. He sent his greetings to the
people along the Public Parade and says
he looks forward to visiting the area as
soon as possible.
tiut with the General Assembly in ses-.
siott, coupled with HlvihgTo deal “with
gutless college administrators, he is kept
busy in the Triangle area.
It is unfortunate that at a time when
his best efforts should be aimed at get
ting his program for progress through
the legislature the latter is more harass
ing. It is also unfortunate the big city,
liberal press either doesn’t get the mess
age or doesn’t want to get it.
We really didn’t feel as if we were
getting a scoop from the governor when
he explained steps leading to the clear
ing of Manning Hall on the Chapel Hill
campus. Scoops don’t mean as much
to us nowadays anyway, and we’d have
been delighted to share it with our least
favored morning daily.
It was not until a couple days later
that we learned of the governor’s “high
handedness that undercuts campus au
thority and puts the mark of repression
on an orderly scene.” Then on Sunday
the truth had not made its way into the
ivory tower of the New York Times’
gift to North Carolina journalism. He
* continued the chant.
Then comes Monday and Gov. Scott
goes into a news conference surrounded
by the truth—a well guarded secret, as
it seems. He said for everyone to hear,
yes, even “The Old Reliable”, that the
administrators were foot-dragging, that
he had been in constant contact with
It is difficult to understand the limits
to which the liberal press will go to
sensationalize, not to mention discredit
/ a public official of Gov. Scott’s stature.
, Candidate Bob Scott said in Dunn he
would be a “law and order” governor.
He repeated it consistently during the
campaign. Gov. Bob Scott has proven
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National Champion Pilot To Fly Here
One of the world’s top aerobatic pilots
wQI be among the headliners performing
in the air show to be held at Edenton
Municipal Airport on May 25. He is
Beverly (Bevo) Howard.
The veteran air showman will perform
in his famous red and white Buecker
Jungmeister, a 1936 German-built bi
plane previously owned by two other in
ternationally known precision pilots.
Howard learned to fly as a teenager and
went on to caoture six n»Bnn«l and in
ter national precision flying champion-
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Community leaders are being solicited
to work with hospital trustees in con
ducting the funds campaign in order
that money will be available for the
project before the time for accepting low
bids expires. Officials say if the pro
ject is re-bidded there is a good possi
bility of an even higher construction
Hospital officials have approximately
three weeks to solicit money within the
community. “The importance of this
campaign cannot be minimized,” one
official said. “The construction of this
hospital has a direct bearing on the
future of this community. We are op
timistic about receiving support from
the community because of the need.”
Low bids on the project were $321,000
more than the money available. The
architect has negotiated with the low
bidders and approximately 5 per cent
has been deducted.
Chowan County has authority to issue
sl-million in hospital bonds. There is
$600,000 in federal money and a SIOB,-
000 state grant available for the project.
While Duke Endowment has indicated
they would authorize a sizeable grant,
it is felt by local officials that a second
effort will be necessary to raise money
to insure construction of the project.
Goodwin Convicted Os Traffic Counts
A motorist, on trial for speeding and
reckless driving, halted his testimony in
Chowan County District Court Tuesday
after Judge W. S. Privott warned him
of the penalty for perjury.
Thurman Lee Goodwin had just begun
to testify in his own behalf when So
licitor Wilton Walker interrupted. He
asked Judge Privott to explain the seri
ousness of perjury.
Goodwin retracted earlier statements
and said simply he denied the charges.
State Trooper C. T. Thomas had de
scribed a high speed chase from Eden
ton into rural Chowan County which
resulted in Goodwin’s arrest.
The defendant was sentenced to 90
days, suspended upon payment of SIOO
fine and costs for speeding in excess of
80 miles per hour 90 days, suspended
upon payment of $75 fine for reckless
driving. He gave notice of appeal and
his bond was set at SSOO.
In other cases called, the following
action was taken:
James Clarence Lambeth, speeding,
GOOD EVENING'S WORK-Jo* ShoHner,
Jr., Rout* 1, Edenton. holds th* big bass
h* caught in Pembroke Craak lata Monday
as Mark Nonaman gas as in almost disbelief.
Shoffner caught th* nina-pound, two-ounce
bass while casting with a rebel lure. Proof
of th* pudding is now on ie* in Western
Other events at the 2 P. M., show
will include skydiving, gyrocopter dem
onstrations, stunt flying, military fly
overs with /jets, helicopters and other
aircraft. Exhibits ars planned by pri
vate firms, military and official agencies.
Airplane and helicopter rides will also
There will be ample parking space
for cars and airplanes.
Packing approximately 35 intricate
maneuvers into a thrilling exhibition
lasting 15 minutes Howard climaxes his
performance with the rarely seen in
verted ribbon pickup. The sequence is
flown with the flashy craft upside down.
Howard maneuvers the plane between
two 18-foot high poles, snagging a wisp
of a ribbon from between them with
the rudder or wing of the plane.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 20, 1969.
Mayor John A, Mitchener, Jr., of
Edenton, is charting a course as “the
people’s candidate” for First District
Highway Commissioner. Two more
Northeastern North Carolina groups
have endorsed him within the past few
Chowan County Democratic Executive
Committee Friday approved a resolu-
10 days, suspended upon payment of
$lO fine and costs. Notice of appeal
George Alton Thompson, speeding,
prayer for judgment continued upon pay
ment of costs.
Gary William Farmer, speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of $7
fine and costs.
Louis Augustus Francis, Sr., drunk
driving, six months, suspended upon
payment of SIOO fine and costs and
not drive for 18 months. Notice of ap
peal entered and bond set at S3OO.
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Registration for 1969-70 school term is
now In progress at Chowan Academy
at Rocky Hock. The academy will have
grades one through eight.
Classes are limited to 25 students, so
those who desire to enroll a student are
requested to do so immediately. The
registration period ends April 15.
The pfivate institution is currently en
gaged in a financial campaign to raise
$35,000 for permanent constructfon.
t This includes a six-room addition to the
'existing facility. Work on the building
is expected to begin in the near future.
E. L. Hollowell is chairman of the fi
A great deal of interest has been
shown in the academy for the future and
many registration forms have already
been secured by parents. However,
anyone who has not received a form can
do so by contacting J. C. Lewis in Rocky
Hock or John H. Woolard in Edenton.
Young Girl Killed
A young Negro girl was killed and
her brother injured by a hit and run
motorist Saturday, on Highway 37 near
Les Jones’ store.
Ethel Myrick, nine, died in the acci
dent. Her brother, Willard, 10, was
treated at Chowan Hospital' and re
State Trooper Robert Allen said in
vestigation of the hit and run is being
pushed. He said the victim’s body was
dragged approximately 225 feet
It was reported that the car involved
was ‘occupied by five white people.
A quota of 125 pints of blood has
been set for Monday’s visit of the Red
The bloodmobile will be at National
Guard Armory here from 11 A. M., to
5 P. M. Edenton Jaycees sponsor these
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„ REGION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — Edward G. Bond Post No. 40, American Legion. Tuesday night joined with other legion
P,, ls * tlrou 9hout the country in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the national organisation and local post. In the picture at
rih Cnestnutt holds the simulated anniversary cake and is surrounded by three charter members of the post.
Br#: L 7 n " ®y Tum > A W. Davis. Chestnutt and Graham Byrum. G. B. Potter, second from right in picture at right, is
loinecr by others as he looks at an old photo album. Left to right are: Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Nixon. Mrs. Joe Thorud. Potter and
James M. Bond. Potter is a past commander of the post. The three charter members, as well aa charier members of the auxiliary
were honored at the banquet sponsored by the auxiliary.
Mitchener Gains Support
tion of support for the mayor. Monday
night the board of directors of Perquim
ans County Chamber of Commerce vot
ed unanimously to back Mayer Mitch
He also has the support of the execu
tive committee of thb 10-county Albe
marle Area Development Association.
He chaired the planning committee of
AADA which has been hailed for bring
ing Northeast counties and towns closer
Chowan County commissioners and
Edenton Town Council were the first
to formally endorse the mayor. This
was followed by a resolution from
Tyrrell commissioners. The town
boards in Hertford and Columbia have
given their support.
Thirteen months ago the mayor said
he would rtot be a candidate for re-elec
tion in the municipal election in May.
At the same time he publicly endorsed
the candidacy of Gov. Bob Scott and
said he would like to be on the highway
Mayor Mitchener is a past president
of the X. C. League of Municipalities
and is known to have support from out
side the First District. There are now
14 counties in the district and it is be
lieved that Gov. Scott will split it into
In addition to the Edenton mayor,
those known to be interested in the com
missionership are Carroll Gilliam of
Windsor. Jack Cahoon of Manteo, and
Robert E. Foreman of Elizabeth City.
Gov. Scott is not expected to name
his highway commission until after the
General Assembly adjourns.
Science Fair Is Set
The annual Science Fair at John A.
Holmes High School will be held today
(Thursday) in the gymnasium.
This popular event at the school will
be open for public viewing bom 7 P. M.,
to 9 P. M.
Books Will Open; Earnhardt Files
Legislation has been passed in the
General Assembly to allow voters in the
Town of Edenton to cast their ballots
at two polling places—instead of four.
This will be in effect for the May 6
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Contracts have been approved for
construction of an addition to John A.
Holmes High School.
Supt. Bill Britt of Edenton-Chowan
Schools has been notified that the State
Board of Education has approved the
contracts, which total $282,180. Con
struction of the addition is expected to
begin in the near future.
Charles Haskett of Elizabeth City is
the general contractor.
The addition includes classrooms, a
library and vocational shops. This work
was given priority over a new cafeteria
at D. F. Walker High School since the
space was needed to make the school a
senior high. This was necessary in order
to comply with high school integration
At the same time Supt. Britt said
spring vacation for all students in the
system would be April 4-7. There will
be no school on Friday before Easter or
Easter Monday. Spring vacation was
shortened this year because of a neces
sary delay in the opening of school last
A public hearing on a new zoning or
dinance in the Town of Edenton was
scheduled for tonight Thursday! but
has been postponed due to conflicts.
The hearing will now be held at 8
P. M., on April 3.
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner
points out that a map showing the pro
posed new zoning is now on display in
the Municipal Building for inspection by
any interested citizen.
The new ordinance is the result of
more than two years of work by Eden
ton Planning Board and Zoning Com
mission. This group is headed by R.
wan County Board of Election, said
voting in East Edenton would be at the
court house, while West Edenton voters
will go to the Municipal Building.
The deadline for filing to run in the
election is March 28 and at press time
no contests had developed. Mrs. Hos
kins reported that W. J. P. Earnhardt,
Sr., has filed for re-election to the Board
of Public Works. James P. Ricks. Jr.,
the other incumbent up for election has
not made his intentions known.
Filing last week were George Alma
Byrum, for mayor; David G. White,
Third Ward councilman; and Alton G.
Elmore, councilman-at-large. White is
an incumbent. No one has filed for
councilman from the Fourth Ward.
Earnhardt, local theater owner, was
first appointed to the utilities board.
In 1965 he ran for a four-year term
along with Ricks. They defeated three
The candidate is immediate past presi
dent of Edenton Chamber of Commerce
and is active in other community activi-.
Mrs. Hoskins said date for registration
for the election are April 18 through
April 25, Sundays excluded. Those who
have not registered can do so from 9
A. M., untfl 5 P. M., except on April 19
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