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The Feeling Is Mutual
The note from Rep. Walter B. Jones
“This will acknowledge your notice
of increase in subscription rates. I do
not intend to take advantage of your
special offer for I am convinced your
piper is well worth the increased rate.”
Since he was elected to the U. S. Con
gress, we have attempted to contribute
to making him a good representative.
This has mainly been done through send
ing him a copy of The Chowan Herald
each week, without charge.
Rep. Walter B. Jones is an able con
gressman, well worth the increased
salary he enjoys. If our weekly efforts
have aided him it has been well worth
And this ain’t no mutual admiration
society meeting, either.
Shad and Kittens
Palmer Tynch is minus three May roe
shad and the end of a thumb, thanks
to John White.
The T. B. H. Wood’s are minus a
black and white kitten, appropriately
named Troublefoot, thanks to the Am
And it all happened the same day.
John White, who does a lot of things
including practicing law, hitched a ride
with us down to Palmer’s Tuesday morn
ing to pick up some shad. In the pro
cess of Cleaning his handsome gifts, a
slip of the knife took off more of Pal
mer’s thumb than the shad’s tail.
Although the fish was delicious, the
family's trip to Wood Hall earlier in
the afternoon to pick up Troublefoot
took something from the flavor. By the
time we rescued Troublefoot from the
troublesome five our appetite for shad
This is to say we are grateful for the
shad but sorry about the accident. We
are also elated that the Wood’s fine cat
had kittens but sorry one of them found
a home on Gale Street.
Swallowing The Elephant
Both the Greensboro News and the
Raleigh News and Observer seem to be
suggesting that Gov. Robert W. Scott
should name “a blue ribbon” commission
to ferret out the truth of what happened
in Greensboro last week.
In this age of the alibi, what could
be more useless?
Chickens that have long been running
wild in Greensboro and other large
North Carolina cities are coming home
to roost. They are not featured friends,
but a foul breed which, all too often,
have been coddled and encouraged, fed
and sustained, printed and broadcast.
When any tinhorn troublemaker, with
out background or following, can com
mand a national audience over television
or a statewide readership through the
daily press, then it will take more than
a blue ribbon commission to separate
the good from the evil, the true from
It would be funny if it were not so
Here we have a group of adults—col
lege students, no less—holed up in state
university buildings, ignoring legitimate
orders to clear the campus, firing at po
lice and guardsmen.
v This, anywhere in the world, calls for
direct action; so Gov. Scott ordered the
buildings cleared and searched and the
weapons seized. One student died and
one police officer was critically wounded
in the process.
So what happens?
Student “leaders” ask for a “press
conference” to give “their side”; and
the reporters and cameramen flock
around, panting for “news”. What
comes out is not news, but propaganda
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Job** «u honored last Wednesday nighl
Edenton Air Festival Set June 21-22
Edenton Jaycees will co-sponsor air
races at Edenton Municipal Airport on
June 21 and 22. This was announced
this week by Wayne Ashley, Jaycee
The weekend event has been biUed as
Edenton Air Festival with activities go
ing on throughout the weekend. W
lace Evans and Marvin Shaw have b * g
appointed co-chairmen for the festiva 6 |>
Evans said the Edenton Air Fest
could be the biggest event ever helc .5 “
B 8 THE ||iOWAN HERALD BBS
Volume XXXVI—No. 22.
SPRING-O-RAMA SPECIALS—Shown here is an overall view of a block of downtown Edenton, shewing some of the numerous
displays prepared bv local merchants who participated in the successful event. In the lower left, Georqe Lewis, executive vice presi
dent of Peoples Bank & Trust Company, talks to his d'splay which drew a great deal of attention Thursday afternoon. The animal
was on loan from Wood Hall Farm. Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Route 3, Edenton, is shown at right as she takes her check off the First
National Bank money i?ee. She is assisted by C. A. (Chuck) Benson, branch manager. Mrs. Jackson came closest lo guessing the
amount of money on the tree.
Spring-O-Rama Winners Are Named
There are five lucky citizens and a
host of pleased merchants as a result
of last week’s Spring-O-Rama. The
four-day sales promotion has been hailed
as one of Edenton’s most successful.
The attractions—including street dis
plays of various items—drew thousands
of people to downtown Edenton. Homer
Briarhopper’s country and western mu
sic show Thursday and Friday night took
on a local flavor when Chrystal Page
joined the group.
Miss Page, formerly of Edenton, is a
Nashville, Tenn., recording artist. The
ink was not dry on her five-year con
tract with a prominent agency when she
took the stage with Briarhopper and his
Mrs. T. B. Smith, Route 2, Edenton,
won first prize of $250 in the drawing
Friday night. Second place winner of
$l5O was Mrs. Gail Forehand, 808 North
Broad Street. Harry Kaupp, 915 North
Broad Street, won the SIOO third prize.
Anyone over 18 years of age was al
lowed to register with the 29 participat
ing merchants a week prior to the draw
ing. They did not have to be present
Mrs. Herman White, Route 2, Eden
ton, won a pony and saddle given away
by Peoples Bank & Trust Company dur
ing the promotion.
The money tree at First National
Bank of Eastern North Carolina went
to Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Route 3, Eden
ton. Mrs. Jackson guessed the amount
of money on the tree at $39.40 when
actually there was $39.39 there.
C. A. (Chuck) Benson, bank manager,
James H. Griffin, who served twice
as police chief in Edenton, Monday was
relieved of his duties as police chief of
City Manager Robert Harris said
Griffin was fired because “he was in
vestigating employment in a North Ca
rolina municipality and did not tell me
about it until I asked him.”
Griffin denied any wrongdoing.
He is president of North Carolina Law
Enforcement Officers Association.
Griffin came to Edenton from Kinston.
He later resigned to go with the N. C.
Paroles Board in Roanoke Rapids. He
returned to Edenton before the town
hired a replacement.
Installation of new officers of Edward
G. Bond Post, No. 40, American Legion,
will be held at 8 P. M., Tuesday. The
installation was originally set for Thurs
Northeastern North Carolina. A full
weekend of thrilling and exciting events
are planned, he said, including 12 air
races around pylons that will be set up
on the airfield. Similar races are an
nual events in Reno, Nev.; Ft. Lauder
dale, Fla.; and Cleveland, Ohio.
Other features of the festival will be
airplane stunts of all types, mad dog
fights, stolen plane acts and comedy
plane acts. An added attraction will
be a swim suit pageant consisting of
seniors from 20 high schools in North
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 29, 1969.
said the guesses ranged from a low of
99 cents (although there was a $1 bill
in the top of the tree) to a high of
SI,OOO. Nearly 2,000 registered at the
Walter Noneman, chairman of the
sponsoring Merchants Committee of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce, termed
the promotion “most successful.” He
said merchants contacted reported ex
ceptionally good sales during the event.
Noneman thanked the 29 merchants
who participated and said it demon
strates the cooperative spirit of the busi
Chappell’s Hill Baptist Church at Ty
ner will celebrate its 100th anniversary
at 10:30 A. M., Sunday.
Rev. Ralph Knight, pastor of First
Baptist Church of Davis, will be guest
speaker. Special music will be featured
along with talks by visiting laymen.
Rev. John Allen, pastor, said friends
and neighbors are invited to join in this
Graduation Exercises Planned Wednesday In County
The D. F. Walker High School will
have its annual Commencement Exercises
on June 4 at 8 P. M., in the Walker,
Gymtorium, says James A. Kinion, prin
Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, president of
Elizabeth City State College, Elizabeth
City, will be the speaker.
Also honored as a special platform
guest will be the former principal, D. F.
Walker, who will give remarks. He ser
ved as principal of Walker School for
■ There are 83 can
didates for gradua
tion. This is the
second largest class
in the history of the
school. Diana Jones,
will deliver the fare
The Walker High
Band, under the di
rection of R. L. Sat
terfield, will perform
DiunJoaw at the exercises for
the last time as a high school band.
The valedictorian is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Jr., 203 East
During Diana’s enrollment at D. F.
Walker High School, she served as a
majorette in the band for three years.
She has participated in the high school
Choir, Library Club, Student Council,
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eastern North Carolina and Southeastern
Virginia. Miss Edenton Air Festival
will be crowned at a dance to be held at
Jaycee Community Building June 21.
Prior announcements and ads hailing
the local festival have already been pub
lished and circulated nationwide. Area
motels are already receiving requests for
room reservations for the weekend.
“This will not only be a profitable
project for the Jaycees,” Evans said,
“but the publicity and promotion given
the Town of Edenton is invaluable and
Action Is Taken
By Judge Privott
Eight cases were heard during a brief
session of Chowan County District Court
Tuesday. Judge W. S. Privott presided.
Solicitor Wilton Walker prosecuted
the docket and the following action was
Haywood Bond, Jr., traffic violation,
10 days, suspended upon payment of
$lO fine and costs.
Thomas Luther Obanion, speeding,
prayer for judgment continued upon pay
ment of costs.
Darnell White, reckless driving, 30
days, suspended upon payment of $35
fine and costs.
Stanley Walton Littlejohn, traffic vio
lation, 10 days, suspended upon payment
of $5 fine and costs.
William Augustus Perry, traffic vio
lation, nol pros.
James Coston, traffic violation, 60
days, suspended upon payment of $35
fine and costs.
Clyde Slade, assault on a female, four
months, suspended and placed on pro-
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Cecil Fry, principal at John A.
Holmes High School, announced Tues
day ‘’'it Helen Pruden is valedictorian
and onald Rogerson is salutatorian of
th Class of 1969.
Rev. George B. Holmes, rector of St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, will give the
inspirational message Wednesday night
at graduation exercises, which begin at
8 o’clock in Swain School Auditorium.
Joey Covington, class president, will
introduce the three speakers—Miss Rose
mary Holmes, Miss Pruden and Rog
Principal Fry will present the Class
of 1969 and diplomas will be awarded
by Dr. Edward G. Bond, chairman,
Edenton-Chowan Board of Education.
Miss Pruden, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. J. Norfleet Pruden, has been
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benefits will be reaped for years to
come.” The festival has the endorse
ment of Edenton Chamber of Commerce.
Advance tickets are now on sale at
discount prices. For further informa
tion and tickets, contact Bill Bunch at
Peoples Bank & Trust Company or any
Co-sponsoring the festival with the
Jaycees is Interstate Air Races, Inc., of
Fayetteville. Promotion and trophies
are being sponsored by Pepsi Cola Com
The first shot at what could develop
into a superhighway through North
eastern North Carolina was fired last
week in Atlanta, Ga.
Coastal Plains Regional Commission
gave top priority to construction of a
four-lane interstate-type highway from
Savannah, Ga., to Norfolk, Va. The
route would pass through the Albemarle
Priority for the limited access turn
pike-. so long sought in Northeastern
North Carolina, was outlined in a reso
lution adopted by the commission on
transportation in the states represented
on the commission North and South
Carolina and Georgia.
Another superhighway endorsed by the
commission would be an east-west turn
pike linking the cities of Columbus, Ma
con and Augusta, Ga.
No details of the exact route the new
north-south road would take through the
Albemarle were given by commission
spokesmen, but planning commissions in
Northeastern North Carolina have pre
viously recommended a four-lane road
which would link Wilmington to Norfolk.
One proposal called for widening and
improving U. S. 17. Another plan calls
for an entirely new superhighway which
would parallel this highway through
Edenton and Elizabeth City and U. S.
168 to Norfolk.
The commission also adopted a resolu
tion expanding the “target area wit!,
which the agency is concerned to include
housing and health.
Gov. Robert Scott of North Carolina,
the commission’s outgoing state co-chair
man, offered the resolution. He said
housing and health are areas of “extreme
Friday will be a holiday for federal
and municipal employees—or at least
most of them.
Memorial Day will be observed by the
U. S. Post Office and other federal
The Municipal Building will be closed,
as wall the Electric and Water Depart
ment. W. B. Gardner, town administra
tor, said the street department will op
erate on its regular schedule with trash
collection on the east side.
Commencement activities begin Friday
night at Chowan High School with pre
sentation of Class Night Exercises for the
Class of 1969. The program begins at
At the same time it was announced
that Rev. Meredith Garrett of Rocky
Hock Baptist Church will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon at 8 P. M„ Sun
day. Rev. L. T. Chappell will also
be on the program.
Matthew Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Garrett, is valedictorian and Jerry Hare,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hare, is
salutatorian for the 1969 graduating
class at Chowan. These honors were
based on scholastic averages.
The valedictorian plans to attend the
University of North Carolina. He re
cently won a Belk scholarship.
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