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Dixon Is Chosen
McDonald Dixon of Edenton and
Elizabeth City has been named to the
board of directors of Edenton Cotton
Dixon was named during a recent
stockholders’ meeting. He succeeds
Thomas B. Wood who died earlier this
month. Mr. Wood had been on the
board since 1945.
At the same meeting all other offi
cers and directors were re-elected.
Directors in addition to Dixon are:
John W. Graham, J. Gilliam Wood,
Frank Elliott, R. Graham White, J. H.
Conger, Sr., C. A. Phillips, P. S. McMul
lan and T. B. H. Wood.
McMullan is president and treasurer
of the firm, Edenton’s oldest manufac
turing organization. Phillips and Grah
am are vice president, and R. F. Elliott
is secretary and assistant treasurer.
The firm was founded in 1898 and
now has 125 stockholders, the majority
of whom are from this area. Edenton
Cotton Mills makes yarn for the general
In his annual report to stockholders,
" McMilllan reported the company sur
passed ail previous years in production.
He termed earnings during the year as
Blood Is Collected
The Red Cross Bloodmobile collected
151 pints of blood here Monday, making
it the second highest collection in the
history of local visits.
Edenton Jaycees sponsored the visit
to National Guard Armory and 171 peo
ple volunteered to give blood. Seven
teen were turned down and three peo
ple registered who had been called on
for direct blood donations.
Sidney Williams, chairman for the
Jaycees, said the club would like to
thank everyone who participated, but -
especially Boy Scouts who worked Sat
urday and Sunday collecting pledges in
a door-to-door solicitation.
The Carter’s Ink Company again led
industrial plants with employee partici-
pation. Nineteen from this plant par
“The continued support of the citi
zens of Chowan County in the blood
mobile prbgram is greatly appreciated,”
Aid Being Sought
L,aw enforcement officers have called
on the public to assist in apprehension
of the person or persons involved in a
hit and run March J 5 which left a Negro
girl dead and her brother injured.
State Trooper Robert Allen said in
vestigation has revealed the vehicle was
a 1968 Oldsmobile, medium blue. He
said the car would have slight damage
to the right front.
The trooper asks that anyone know
’ ing the whereabouts of such a vehicle
to contact any law enforcement agency.
Task Force For Education Seeking Wide Lay Support
A "Task Force for Education" is be
ing formed across North Carolina and
a four-member steering committee is al
ready functioning in 14 counties in the
The effort is to involve all segments
of the citizenry in the state’s public
education system. An active tay-Jgpj;
ganization of no less than 10,000 .mem
bers is one goal of the state group.
Jack Goldstein of Windsor, a Bertie
County industrialist, is temporary chair-
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Contests Develop For Council Seats
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Contests develc g - this week for two
of the three corn Xseats to be voted
on in the May « municipal Election.
At the same time, no one has filed for
one of the seats.
James C. Dail, executive vice presi
dent of Edenton Savings & Loan Asso
ciation, filed to oppose Alton G. El
more for the councilman-at-large. Henry
G. Quinn, incumbent, is not a candidate.
When Ted Rollins was dean of Con
tinuing Education Division of the Col
lege of the Albemarle he prided himself
in offering almost any course for which
he could muster up 25 bodies. He’s
gone on to higher rewards in Raleigh
and Ed Cox appears to be filling the
A recent news release from CED
“Okay ladies, you have asked for it—
here it is—just for you, a Slimnastics
Course for women.
“The aim is to promote physical fit
ness (the ability to supply body> de
mands) through the use of isotonics, iso
metrics, dance, modern movements, and
We intentionally didn’t run this item
before the class started on March 13
because we have a slimnastic nut at our
house. She cooks everything fattening
and then refuses to weigh. She talked
about jogging to the point that she tried
Out of bed at the sound of the alarm.
Down the steps, out the backdoor and
through the yard. We chuckled.
Moments later it was back into the
house, crawling up the steps, falling out
across the bed. Why? Three lap*
around the lot back of St. Ann’s Catho
We chuckled mor“ Was t~» busy
fixing breakfast for the children while
the jogger made up her mind whether
or not to live.
But had she known “modern move
ments” was among Ed Cox’s aims we’d
have lost her for sure.
Need For An Answer
Juries in Chowan County Superior
Court next week will probably get a
belly full of exposure to drivers who
drink. And when the curtain rings down
on the term, more will have been freed
than convicted, if past experience can
be used as a yardstick.
This situation is not unique along
The Public Parade. While on our high
ways the drinking driver is becoming
more and more a danger, this type viola
tor enjoys the sympathy of those in the
The “benefit of the doubt” has away
of working its way into the decision
making, moreso than the breathalyzer
reading. The majority of our citizenry
has a natural urge to shy away from
taking anything from anyone.
In the case of capital punishment it
has reached the stage where even Gov.
Bob says it should be abolished.
Taking a man’s life because he is con
victed of one of the three capital of
fenses in this state has become old shoe.
In the case of drunk driving, jurors
have proven reluctant to take away a
motorist’s driving license, although the
operation of a motor vehicle in this state
is a privilege rather than a right.
At this very moment the General As
sembly, composed in majority by law
yers, is considering on the one hand
the accuracy of the breathalyzer device,
and on the other a mandatory breatha
C. H. Shaw, Jr., of Greensboro, an
executive in the building trade, is waging
an intensive campaign for a mandatory
CoottniMd on Pago 4
Hertford, head of the United Forces for
Education and past State PTA presi
dent; L. F. Amburn, Jr., publisher of
The Chowan Herald in Edenton; and
Robert Pierce of Farmville, Pitt County
Board of Education member aqd to
Goldstein said the aim is to have ac
tive Task Force membership in each
county in the district. They include:
Hertford, Gates, Bertie, Martin, Pitt,
Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, Dare, Wash
ington, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquo
tank,. Camden and Currituck.
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 27, 1969.
Also, Edward W. Taylor, Jr., local
businessman, announced that he would
oppose Councilman David G. White in
the Third Ward.
Luther C. Parks, mayor pro tern and
councilman from the Fourth Ward, has
said he would not be a candidate. How
ever, it was learned that considerable
pressure was being put on Parks since
there has been little activity in the ward
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/. P. Ricks, Jr.
Traffic Cases Dominate Court Session
The trial of traffic cases monopolized
Tuesday’s session of Chowan County
District Court. Judge W. S. Privott
One drunk driving case was tried.
Thomas Rufus Holiday was found guilty
and sentenced to six months, suspended
upon payment of SIOO fine and costs
and not drive for 18 months. Notice
of appeal was entered and his bond was
fixed at $250.
Solicitor Wilton Walker prosecuted the
docket and the following other action
Oscar J. Bunch, Jr., failure to comply
Police Hit Hard
On Traffic Laws
Edenton Police Department is continu
ing efforts to keep motorists traveling
on Oakum and Granville Streets within
the speed limit.
Police Chief J. D. Parrish reports 14
speeding citations issued Saturday night
on Oakum Street. Police used the radar
unit to spot the violators.
Chief Parrish points out that the speed
limit on both streets, which are heavily
traveled, is 25 miles per hour.
Officers last week also held a checking
station on East Church Street and gave
six citations for failure to display in
spection sticker; one for no city tag;
and another for no operator’s license.
In other police activity, report of a
breaking and entering at D. F. Walker
School was received Monday.
Principal James Kinion said someone
broke into the building during the week
end, broke into one vending machine
and attempted to enter another. A
small amount of change was reported
Edenton Rotarians have elected W. B.
Gardner president for 1969-70.
Gardner and all new officers and di
rectors will be installed in July. Elec
tions were held Thursday at a meeting
at which President McDonald Dixon
In addition to Gardner, new officers
include: Tom Surratt, vice president and
James Bond, Merrill Evans, Dick Dixon
and William Sanford, directors.
The Rotary Club meets at 1 P. M.,
Thursdays at the Parish House of St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church.
At a two-day meeting in Raleigh, Dr.
A. Craig Phillips, state superintendent
of public instruction, said the two pri
mary goals of the Task Force would be:
1— Extending a better understanding
of the needs of public education to re
sponsible lay people.
2 Increasing the number of people
who are able to communicate to decision
makers what they want and what they
are willing to support in the way of pub
Nearly 100 committee members from
CmUmwd on hfi 4
aimed at fielding a candidate.
J. P. Ricks, Jr., incumbent member
of the Board of Public Works, filed for
re-election to a four-year-term. W. J.
P. Earnhardt, another incumbent on the
board, has also filed. No opposition has
developed and there is no speculation
as to a candidate for these positions.
The Town Treasurer, James M. Bond,
has also filed for re-election. His term
James C. Dail
with a former court order, six months,
suspended upon payment of $35 per
week for support.
Charlie Coston, violation of proba
tion, continued probation for one year.
Namon Alex Spruill, driving after li
cense had been suspended, four months,
suspended upon payment of S2OO fine
and costs. Notice of appeal entered and
bond set at S3OO.
James Darrell Miller, speeding, 60
days, suspended upon payment of S4O
fine and costs.
Charlie Benjamin Sessoms, speeding,
10 days, suspended upon payment of $5
fine and costs.
Willie Patrick Harrell, speeding, $5
fine and costs.
Treasa Ann Rhodes, speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of sll
fine and costs.
Ernell Junius Bond, spinning tires,
five days, suspended upon payment of
Oliver Vanderbi Frady, speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of $lO
fine and costs.
Alfred Perry Bateman, Jr., larceny,
prosecuting witness taxed costs of court.
Daniel Louis Morring. speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of sls
fine and costs.
The calendar for the March Term
of Chowan County Superior Court was
released this week and includes 21
drunk driving cases. The offenses run
from first to third.
Mrs. Lena M. Leary said court will
begin Monday at 10 A. M., with Judge
Joseph Parker of Windsor presiding.
Solicitor Herbert Small will prosecute
There are a total of 48 cases docketed
for trial during the criminal sessions of
the mixed term. During the November
Term civil cases were continued because
of the crowded criminal docket.
Calendared for trial Monday are the
cases of Johnnie Gregory and Ronald C.
Norman, charged with robbery
of Mrs. Mamie Parker at her store on
North Granville Street.
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HOLMES SCIENCE FADt WINNERS Tho four winners in tho Scionco Fair,
shown ham. will represent John A. Holmes High School in district competition Friday in
Qceeovillo. Shown in tho loft picture are Ed HaatalL senior physical science winter
Witt his project and Ralph Nixon, junior winner. Tommy Jackson is shown behind his
first place entry in the senior biological division. At left is Walter Byrum. winner in
the junior division.
Edward W. Taylor, Jr.
is for two years.
George Alma Byrum, a former coun
cilman who announced two weeks ago
for Mayor, at this writing does not have
opposition. Mayor John A. Mitchener,
Jr., is not seeking re-election.
The deadline for filing as a candidate
in the bi-partisan election is noon Friday.
Candidates must file with Mrs. George
Hoskins, chairman, Chowan County
Board of Election.
While candidates for council must file
from a particular ward voting is at
large. This year balloting will take
place in two places instead of the usual
four. Legislation has passed the Gen
eral Assembly to grant balloting in East
and West Edenton during Municipal
Elections, to conform to the county
Both Dail and Taylor are seeking
their first public office.
. Dail, who resides at 206 South Oakum
Street, recently was appointed to Eden
ton Housing Authority by Mayor Mitch
ener. He won the 1964 Distinguished
A native of Chowan County, Dail ser
ved in the U, S. Coast Guard. He has
been active in the Jaycee movement,
serving as local president in 1964-65 and
was named by the state organization as
one of the four outstanding local presi
He is a past member of the board of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce, serving
two years as treasurer. He headed the
Heart Fund campaign and was presi
dent of the local unit. He has also par
ticipated for many years in the March
of Dimes drive.
Dail is chairman of the finance com
mittee of Edenton Baptist Church and
serves as Sunday School secretary.
He is married to the former Mary
Elizabeth Harrell and they have three
Tayor, who is 35, is owner of Bridge-
Turn Esso Servicenter and Tastee Freez.
He is a native of Bertie County and
has lived in Edenton for the past seven
He, too, is active in the Jaycee organi
zation as well as Edenton-Chowan Res
Taylor is married to the former Stella
Esno and they have two sons. The
Taylors are Baptists.
The candidate said he is seeking pub
lic office because he is interested in
the betterment of the community.
Is Given Contract
Coastal Concrete Company of Wind
sor and Edenton has been awarded the
contract to build an addition to Chowan
Academy at Rocky Hock.
The addition will provide seven new
classrooms at the academy and make
room for grades one through eight for
the 1969-70 school year.
A spokesman for the academy said
the faculty for next year is under con
tract and will be announced in the near
The registration period for next year
is now underway and will continue
through April 15. John H. Woolard in
Edenton and J. C. Lewis in Rocky Hock
have registration forms.
They report several of the classes
nearing the 25 student maximum and
urge parents who are considering enroll
ing a child in the academy to do so in
the immediate future to insure a place
in one of the classes.
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