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The chairman of the AADA Planning
Committee disagrees with portions of a
plan for coastal transportation develop
ment in North and South Carolina and
John A. Mitchener, Jr., former Eden
ton mayor, said while a super highway
through the states might generally fol
low U. S. 17, it must be directed through
currently undeveloped areas if it is to
serve its greatest potential.
The AADA Planning Committee,
which Mitchener chaired, formulated
plans for an interstate-type super high
way through Northeastern North Caro
lina. Mitchener has said repeatedly U. S.
17 needs upgrading, including four-lan
ing, but the new highway is also neces
“It is not a matter of one against the
Continued on Pago Four
Taken In Death
Mrs. Annie Williams McMullan, 100
South Granville Street, died July 9 at
her home after an extended illness... She
A native of Williamston, Mrs. McMul
lan was born October 1, 1898, daughter
of the late Samuel Ferebee and Mary
Pierce Williams. Her marriage was to
Philip S. McMullan, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, P. S. McMul
lan, Jr., of Chapel Hill, and a daughter,
Mrs. Anne M. femes of Columbia, S. C.;
two brothers: Eclward Williams of Kil
marnock, Va., and Tully Williams of
Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters: Mrs.
W. J. Berryman and Mrs. A. B. Water
buiy, both of Edenton; and eight grand
She was a member of Edenton Baptist
Church, Colonial Dames of America and
Edenton Tea Party Chapter, Daughters
of the American Revolution. She was
past regent of the DAR.
Funeral services were held Friday af
ternoon at 3 o’clock at Edenton Baptist
Church with Rev. R. N. Carroll and
Rev. George B. Holmes officiating.
Burial was in Episcopal Church Ceme
tery in Hertford.-
Pallbearers were: George Wood, J. H.
Conger, Jr., W. P. Jones, C. A. Phillips,
Thomas Shepard, and Gilliam Wood.
Williford Funeral Home was in charge
MEW StIPER MARKET A nnr Wlnn-Dbd* Store, containing 14,000 square feet, is now under construction in Norihside Shopping Center. North Broad Street W. D.
Townson. owner of the center, said is expected in time for an early September opening. It is the second store in the center.
Winn-Dixie Store In Northside Center Shoots For Opening In September
A modern new budding, for lease to
Winn-Dixie, is now under construction
in Northside Shopping Center, according
to W. D. Townson, Jr., developer.
Townson, owner of Townson Lumber
fCo., is constructing the new building con
taining 14,000 square feet of floor space
for occupancy in early September.
This is the second store in the center.
Sears opened in a new 7,000 square foot
MoreAprflJ. Tcmon is acfl«ly
“Cousin Wayland Spruill wouldn’t feel
at home these days along ‘the rippling
waters of the Chowan’ that he extolled
for so many years in the legislative halls
of North Carolina.”
This is the lead paragraph in a New
York Times News Service story by
Marjorie Hunter on school desegregation
in Bertie County.
Now, Miss Hunter ought to know bet
ter, having worked on North Carolina
papers and covered sessions of the legis
lature. She has the right man but the
A friend writes that when lie was
covering the General Assembly it was
the Cashie River that rippled so often
through Cousin Wayland’s speeches.
Surely, Washington hasn’t swapped
rivers for us ,too?
The 1969 General Assembly will go
down in the book as being the taxingest
legislature ever. And before they closed
out the record 145-day session they
made it possible for the citizens to im
pose a tax on themselves.
In November, voters across North
Carolina will approve or disapprove an
additional one cent sales tax. Half of it
will come back to the county and town
and the other half go into a pool fund
to be distributed by a special formula,
based on population. It is an inverted
formula, with the less populated areas
getting the biggest share, while receiving
the least hurt.
There are soap box orators and drug
store specialists who can write their own
book on the pros and cons of the sales
tax. It is, however, pure and simply
one of the fairest forms of taxes. Every
one who buys anything pays sales tax.
In some cases sdfes tax is about the only
tax an individual pays.
The benefits to our county and town
from an additional one cent sales tax are
tremendous. It has been estimated that
more than $125,000 annually would be
realized; to be shared between Chowan
County and the Town of Edenton. This
would mean much needed work and
many worthwhile projects could become
reality without shocking the tax rate
Citizens hereabouts must become fa
miliar with the facts regarding the ad
ditional sales tax proposal. It is not
too early for the local governing bodies
to start formulating plans for successful
passage of the issue in Chowan County.
November will be here before you know
negotiating with other firms soi 1 location
in Northside, Ederiton’s first shopping
R. C. Rigdon of Raleigh, Winn-Dixie
vice president, said the store will be
equipped with customer convenience in
mind. The aisles will be wide and
roomy. The shelving will be of the easy
to-reach type. The bins and tables will
be of convenient height and size where
every item will be displayed. The re
Volume XXXVI—No. 29.
Urban Renewal Study Is Set
Mayor George Alma Byrum has ap
pointed a committee from the Town
Council to secure information with re
gards to Edenton entering into an active
urban renewal program.
Mayor Byrum named Councilmen J.
D. Elliott, Herbert Hollowed and James
C. Dail to a committee to work with
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner in
securing the information.
Holmes Athletic Facilities
Discussed; Positions Filled
Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
has called for a review of the use of
property at John A. Holmes High School,
including some possible changes at Hicks
At a recent meeting, Chairman Ed
ward G. Bond asked the property com
mittee of the board to meet with Supt.
Bill Britt, Principal Cecil YV. Fry and
Athletic Director Marion Kirby to study
This came up after Supt. Brin di-
A. C. Griffin, chairman, Chowan
County ASCS Committee, reminds flue
cured tobacco growers about the use of
tobacco marketing cards under the acre
Griffin said: “To protect themselves,
growers should carefully follow the pro
cedures for marketing tobacco, thereby
safeguarding their marketing card from
A marketing card is issued, by the
county ASCS office, for each farm to
identify the tobacco marketed from that
farm. Upon written request, more than
one card will be issued to each farm.
At the beginning of the marketing
season, the card, or cards, will show the
total amount of tobacco which can be
marketed during the season. When
ever tobacco is marketed the producer
must present his card when he leaves
tobacco at the warehouse. The card
will then remain in the warehouse until
the sale is made and the producer settles
for his tobacco.
frigerated cases will be of the low con
venient easy shopping type with all fix
tures filled with nationally advertised
as well as their own quality controlled
This new, large store will provide
“one-stop” shopping as it will be filled
with every type of canned, bottled, fresh
and frozen merchandise as well as fancy
party gourmet items, drugs, beauty and
household merchandise; school supplies,
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SOME PROJECTS MOVE. OTHERS DON'T—Th* two photograph* her* aura a study in contrasts at build
ing sites. Above is a view of a portion of tha addition to John A. Holmes High School, which is needed
in September to house senior high students when the 1969-70 term opens. Supt. Bill Britt reports progress
on the structure moving "very slowly." On the other hand, work on the new 61-bed Chowan Hospital is
going ahead of schedule. The other picture shows portions of the foundation being placed, left, with cap*
and other below ground work nearly finished. Tom Surratt, hospital administrator, reports that the con
tractor expects to be two weeks ahead of schedule by August 1.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 17, 1969
His action came Tuesday night after
Gardner presented a proposal concerning
urban renewal and the benefits of such
a program in Edenton. Gardner said
through assistance with the federal gov
ernment the central business district
could be updated or residential areas
Gardner said it is not unreasonable
to think such a program could lead to
cussed the location of the proposed driv
ing range but will recommend an overall
plan for the development of Holmes
school athletic facilities.
Supt. Britt informed the board he
had met with superintendents from three
other counties and Clyde Matthews of
the Title IV office to discuss the possi
bility of a new proposal. He was in
structed to continue to work in this di
Retired teachers were hoiioK re
cently by presentation of an engraved
platter denoting their years of service
to Edenton-Chowan Schools, Supt. Britt
Dr. Bond discussed the need for a
policy committee and appointed O. C.
long, Jr., and himself to serve on such
a committee. Long is vice-chairman of
Upon motion of Eugene Jordan, sec
onded by Dr. A. F. Downum, Sr., the
Continued on Pag* Four
Historic Edenton Gets State Funds
The 1969 General Assembly appro
priated $30,000- for Historic Edenton,
Inc., according to H. G. Jones, director,
Department of Archives and History.
The money is for the maintenance and
operation of James Iredell House and
for repairs and resoration at the Iredell,
Barker and Cupola houses. The money
is to be spent over a two-year period.
T. B. H. Wood, chairman, Historic
Edenton, Inc., said representatives of the
local corporation will be in Raleigh July
25 for a meeting at which the forthcom-
magazines and periodicals and many
handy-man tools and supplies.
The store will be equipped with five
check-outs which will enable the cus
tomers to get fast, convenient courteous
parking facilities will be accessi
ble - from both streets and will be lighted
for easy evening parking.
Edenton Construction Company is
general contractor for the project.
erection of a recreation center and many
other worthwhile projects within the
town. He added that since many pro
jects are now being discussed it would
be beneficial to have the assistance of
an urban renewal program.
Council formally adopted the 1969-70
budget and set the tax rate at $1.20 per
Also, the assessment roll for sidewalk
work on Freemason Street was adopted
at $1.14 per foot. Gardner pointed out
that this is only eight cents per foot
more than the cost in 1957. The work
was done by the Street Department.
The council established a test area for
street widening and curb and guttering
along Granville Street, in front of Vine
Oak Cemetery. This is a new asphalt
method the town is considering.
The stop light at Oakum and Albe
marle streets is to be moved up one block
to Oakum and Freemason streets.
A beer permit was denied Hattie Bon
ner on North Granville Street.
A resolution of respect in honor of
the late Sheriff Earl Goodwin was adopt
ed as well as a resolution honoring Rep.
Phil Godwin, newly elected Speaker of
the state House of Representatives.
Co'”'cilman DavH O Whit** and W
J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., town attorney,
were instructed to select a gift from the
Town of Edenton to the ship, U. S. S.
Upon recommendation of the State
Highway Commission, the following
speed limits were set:
East Church to Jackson Street, 35
miles per hour.
Virginia Road from North Broad to
the town limits, 35 miles per hour.
Continued ea Pag* Four
ing work will be outlined.
It was recommended by the Historic
Sites Advisory Committee that SI,OOO
the first year and $12,000 the second
year be allocated for maintenance and
operation of the Iredell House; $7,000
be allocated for repairs and restorations
at this house and SIO,OOO be allocated
for repairs and restoration at the Barker
House and/or the Cupola House.
This will make some $165,000 which
the state has contributed over the years
to historic sites in Edenton.
“We join with you in congratulating
Reps. (W. T.) Culpepper and (Phil)
Godwin, and Sens. (J. J.) Harrington
and (George) Wood in persuading the
legislature to make this appropriation in
the face of unprecedented demands for
state funds for so many purposes,” Jones
wrote. “It is reassuring to us in the
Department of Archives and History to
observe their interest in preserving our
state’s culture and history.
Fun Fair Slated
Edenton Jaycees will again sponsor the
Palmetto Kiddie Rides this year. Bert
Hughes, chairman, said the event will
be held next week, Monday through Sat
The rides will be set up this year be
hind John A. Holmes High School, near
Hicks Field. This is due to construc
tion at the school which made the site
behind Edenton Fire Department un
Hughes said there will be from 12 to
15 Yides for the entire family, with spe
cial emphasis on the children. In addi
tion to the rides, Jaycees will have a
concession stand with food and drink.
The chairman said the rides have been
held in Edenton for the past two years
and have been very well received. “We
are looking forward to another fine run
next week,” he added.
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