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Sheriff Earl Goodwin
Taken In Death
Chowan County Sheriff Earl Good-
I win died Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock
at Chowan Hospital. He was 63.
Sheriff Goodwin had been in declining
health for the past five months and seri
ously ill for several weeks. He was in
the third year of his third term as sheriff
and tax collector here.
He resided at 205 East Water Street.
Miles Earl Goodwin was born in Cho
wan County on December 2, 1905, son
of Mrs. Margaret B. Goodwin and the
late Henry Caleb Goodwin. He was
married to Mrs. Elizabeth H. Goodwin,
In addition to his mother and wife,
surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Wes
ley Chesson, Jr., of Edenton; Mrs. Wil
lis H. Warren of Winston-Salem; and
Mrs. Shirley N. Morgan of Richmond,
Va.; four brothers: Caleb Goodwin, Jr.,
of Franklin, Va.; Wallace Goodwin, Sr.,
and David K. Goodwin, both of Eden
ton; and Carroll C. Goodwin of India
napolis, Ind.; two sisters: Mrs. M. R.
Marden of Osprey, Fla.; and Mrs. J. D.
Sewell of Charlotte. Eight grandchil
dren also survive.
He attended Wake Forest College and
was a member of Edenton Baptist
Church and Chowan Golf & Country
Club. He was an active member of the
N. C. Sheriffs’ Association.
Funeral services will be held at 11
A. M., today (Thursday) in Edenton
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STUDY PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT—R obort Lamb, ML of the Atlanta, Ca.. firm
of Sheet* ft Brad field, is shown here at a recent meeting of Edenton Housing Auth
ority going through development plans for 100 units of low-rent public housing. Chair
man Jack Habit is at right and Rev. E. C. Alexander, a new member of the five-man au
' thority, is seated center. It is anticipated construction will begin late this year on the
120 Pre-Schoolers Participate In Head Start Program
The summer Head Start program,
sponsored by the Economic Improve
ment Council, Inc., has gotten off to an
excellent start, according to reports.
The program is set up for 120 pre
school children who will enter school in
Balanced lunches are provided free
for children in the program. Bus trans
portation is also provided for partici
pants not living in walking distance.
Mjrs. Roxie L. Satterfield is coordina
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The note below was received t .§ >y
The Chowan Herald. We share ° , th
those who meander along The .5 ”ic
Parade because it shows Gov. B cf tt
hasn’t yet lost his sense of hun £ ~
He may, though, before the "2 £al
Assembly adjourns. -S S 3
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A 29-man slate for election to the
board of trustees of the Consolidated
University of North Carolina was ap
proved Tuesday by a General Assembly
committee. The election now is just
a matter of time.
Any easterner reading the list will
immediately acquire an acute feeling of
loneliness. The furtherest East the
committee came was Goldsboro. There’s
a lot of Tar Heelia between Wayne
County and the Outer Banks.
If this committee action is any indi
cation of how we are going to fair in
the next four years we’re in for a longer
M. Earl Goodwin
Patient, considerate, fair, kind, cour
teous . . .
These are superlatives most men seek,
but few gain. They are descriptive
words which can’t be applied too often
to those engaged jn law enforcement.
However, they are, in themselves, not
adequate to describe Sheriff Earl Good
Sheriff Goodwin died Tuesday after
noon. He lost his fight with cancer.
The loser, though, is his family and all
who meander along the Public Parade.
The amiable sheriff liked a good con
test. This explains why he vowed to
the time of unconsciousness that he
would win the final test. He enjoyed
a good bridge game, a good golf match,
and all spectator sports.
His grandsons inherited his competi-
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tor for the program at the D. F. Walker
School. Her staff includes eight teach
ers, eight teacher aides, a health and
social service worker, one social service
aide and a health aide.
Parents are invited and encouraged
to visit the Head Start Center and be
come involved in the program. Parent
meetings have been scheduled for the
near future. A parent room has been
set up with suitable materials and dis
plays for parents.
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An FESTIVAL SCENES—'Th* woe ttwrman Edentata Jaycee* and air moh don't
•Ma to bo able to gat together. Rain Saturday afternoon held the crowd* at Edenton
Air FWtnri opening to a minimum. It waa estimated, though. LOOT were on
hand far Sunday'* event*. Thee* picture* show boom of th* activity a* well a* th*
NSh who lined the concrete runway* at Edenton Municipal Airport to wilwee* the
$1.85 County Tax Rate Set
Chowan County taxpayers will have
to pay 30 cents more per SIOO assessed
valuation to support a record county
budget approved last Wednesday.
County commissioners approved a $1.3
million budget. Os this amount the tax
levy must bring in $573,500, requiring
a rate of $1.85. This is based on a
valuation of s3l-million.
Although increases were noted in most
departmental requests, commissioners
were successful in holding the increase
I m THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXVI,—No. 26
EARN STATE SAFETY AWARDS—Six Chowan County firms hava tarn ad N. C. De
partment of Labor's "Certificata of Safety Achievement," one for four consecutive years,
an<t were presented their handsome certificates Thursday. Bill and Jim Ricks of Ricks
Laundry & Cleaners are shown holding their four awards. In the other picture. Bill
Creel of Cary, the department's director of safety, left, and Harry Tillelt of Elisabeth
City, second from right, are shown with officials of Edenton Cotton Mills. They are:
Leo Katkaveck, P. S. McMullan and C. A. Phillips.
Change In Flow Safety Awards Presented To Firms
Os Traffic Slated
Lack of cooperation from patrons of
the U. S. Post Office here may force the
closing of the parking lot to all but of
Postmaster James M. Bond said an
other effort will be made, beginning
July 1, to create a flow of traffic in
the lot suitable to handle all patrons.
If this does not prove to be satisfactory,
the lot probably will be closed.
Beginning Monday, entrance to the
parking lot will be from East Church
Street and exit will be onto North Broad
Street. This is a complete reversal of
what is now in effect. Postmaster Bond
said this new design is necessary because
mail trucks enter and exit this way.
He said patrons have become angry,
in spite of signs posted on the lot, when
the mail trucks entered as they attempt
ed to exit. “The Post Office Depart
ment built this lot primarily for these
trucks to maneuver when bringing mail
to this office,” he said.
“The effort to control the traffic has
not been satisfactory as there has been
several near accidents between patrons
and mail trucks . ”he states. “This
brings us to the point of either putting
a chain across the drive and allowing
only mail trucks to enter or making all
the traffic flow the same direction.”
Postmaster Bond continued: “This
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All children have been screened by a
dentist and plans are made for follow
up treatment and care. Other medical
services are also provided in the pro
The Head Start Program is to help
the children to become better adjusted,
more secure and to assist in developing
each child as a desirable participant in
group living. It is also designed to pro
vide a variety of experiences to meet
the needs and the different emotions of
to 30 cents. This is the actual amount
needed to meet the first year obligation
of the recently sold hospital bonds.
The levy for the Welfare Department
alone increased eight cents, from 10
cents to 18 cents. The amount antici
pated from state and federal funds to
wards a budget of $400,000 increased
from $239,621 to $341,193. This year’s
welfare budget was $276,800.
Edenton-Chowan Schools will again
get the biggest portion of any depart
ment. The schools budget is $506,017,
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 26, 1969.
The N. C. Department of Labor’s
“Certificate of Safety Achievement” was
awarded this week to six Chowan County
industrial and service establishments in
recognition of their excellent records in
preventing accidents during the year
The awards were presented to officials
of the winning plants by Harry Tillett
of Elizabeth City, Industrial Safety In
spector for the Department of Labor m
Fourth Consecutive Year Ricks
Laundry and Cleaners, Inc.
One Year Ashley Welding & Ma
chine Company, The Carter’s Ink Com
pany, Inc., Chowan Veneer Company,
Inc., Edenton Cotton Mills, and United
Piece Dye Works.
Tillett congratulated the management
and employees of the award-winning
firms for their good records and pre-
Voted For Town
The General Assembly last week pass
ed legislation giving the Town of Eden
ton alternative methods of assessing the
cost of extending water and sewer lines.
Existing local legislation provided that
water and sewer assessments be made
according to respective frontage on pro
posed improvement. This was deter
mined after the job had been com
Now, the town can assess (1) equally
against each lot capable of being served
or (2) on basis of footage of land upon
public street by equal rate per foot of
It further provides that the governing
body may annually determine between
January and July the average cost of
installing water and sewer lines and
make assessments of average cost during
the following fiscal year.
Town officials say this will enable
the property owner to know the exact
amount of the assessment at the time the
proposed project is requested.
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compared with $435,467 in fiscal 1968-
69. Commissioners lowered the levy for
schools from 87 cents to 86 cents.
The special levy for rural fire pro
tection outside the Town of Edenton re
mains at five cents.
The budget, according to Mrs. Pansy
A. Elliott, county accountant, includes
a 5 per cent pay increase for county em
Elsewhere in today’s newspaper the
budget is printed with a breakdown for
Single Copy 10 Cents
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sented them the Labor Department’s
colorful safety award to display in their
plants. In a statement he said:
“I am proud to congratulate each of
you, in behalf of Commissioner Frank
Crane and your State Department of
Labor, on your outstanding work in ac
cident prevention during the year 1968,”
Tillett said. “Your individual plant
records are so good that they qualify
you foi this'recognition from your state
government. Collectively, also, the rec
ord of the award-winning Chowan Coun
ty plants is most impressive. Let’s look
at it for a moment, in comparison with
the accident experience of North Caro
lina industry as a whole.
“The six Chowan County plants re
ceiving awards this week last year em
ployed 752 people and worked 1,597,477
manhours. They sustained a total of
only three disabling injuries, giving them
a collective disabling injury frequency
rate of just 1.9.
“I am happy to point out that this
very low rate is 86 per cent below the
nationwide rate of 14.0 disabling injur
ies per million manhours worked and
that it is also 75 per cent below the
North Carolina State average of 7.6.
“If all of these Chowan County plants
had operated during 1968 at the State
wide disabling injury frequency rate for
all industry ,9 more Chowan County em
ployees would have been disabled during
Teacher Is Guilty
An elementary school teacher was
convicted of assault on a student Tues
day when Judge W. S. Privott found she
had abused her authority in disciplining
Mrs. Naomi Tillett was the defendant.
The jurist continued prayer for judg
ment upon payment of costs. Notice
of appeal was given and she was re
leased without bond.
In rendering his decision in the case
in Chowan County District Court, Judge
Privott made it clear that he believes
in teachers maintaining proper discipline
in the classroom. He added that he be
lieves in the teacher’s right to corporal
punishment. “In this case, however,
there is an abuse of authority, I am
afraid,” he said.
Judge Privott said the medical testi
mony alone was sufficient to convict.
John R. Lewis, Jr., a student in Mrs.
Tillett’s fourth grade at Swain Element
ary School, was the victim of the punish
ment. He testified Mrs. Tillett whipped
him with a yardstick on June 3, the day
before school closed.
He admitted he hadn’t been a model
student that day but felt the blows on
his back were too harsh.
The bruises on his back and arms
were discovered later in the night when
the boy’s mother was giving him a bath
prior to putting him to bed. He was
taken to Chowan Hospital where Dr.
Richard Hardin examined him.
Dr. Hardin said there were multiple
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