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ANTI WHEELBARROW—Wheelbarrows have about been outlawed on the construction
site of the new Chowan Hospital on Virginia Road. That appears to be the case, any
way, during pouring the first floor of the spacious building. The picture at top shows
two Coastal Concrete ready-mix trucks dumping concrete into a hopper. The truck gen
erates hydraulically controlled pressure which forces the nvxlure through a six-inch
line. Two men, in the bottom picture, man the hose and "spray" the concrete at the
rate of up to 45 cubic yards an hour. Because of this modern method a spokesman
said the first floor would be completed next week. Thomas M. Surratt, hospital admin
istrator, watches the operation in the picture at top.
Students To Meet
On Career Theme
The annual College and Career Night
program will be held from 7-9 P. M.,
at the John A. Holmes High School Sep
Both Chowan High and Holmes High
juniors and seniors will attend the meet
ing to be held in the high school gym
nasium. Parents of juniors and seniors
Approximately 60 representatives of
North Carolina colleges, trade schools,
nursing schools and the Armed Forces
will participate in the program.
The purpose of this program is to en
able the students to learn more about
the institutions through interviews with
authorized representatives. College and
Career interview check list schedules of
pertinent information will be given to
the students to assist them in their in
terviews for this program.
A new feature has been added to the
program this year. A Health Careers
Mobile Unit, sponsored by Norfolk Gen
eral Hospital, will be located beside the
gym from 9 A. M., to 9 P. M. Any
student interested in health careers may
visit the mobile during study periods and
lunch. Science classes will also have an
opportunity to visit the unit to relate
subject area to future occupations.
The College and Career Night pro
gram is planned and supervised by Mrs.
Lane Kinion, Guidance Counselor at
Privott On Bench
Two drunk driving cases were tried
Tuesday during the regular session of
Chowan County District Court. Judge
W. S. Privott presided.
William Herman Roberts and Wood
row Wilson Pugh were both convicted of
the offense. They were given identical
sentences of four months, suspended
upon payment of SIOO fine and costs
and not drive for 12 months.
Roberts gave notice of appeal.
Randy Locklear, charged with drunk
driving and reckless driving, failed to
answer the call of Solicitor Wilton Walk
er. Judge Privott ordered a capias for
Locklear and set bond in the two cases
at $5 SO.
Phillip Ellis Jernigan entered a plea
of guilty to speeding and disobeying a
stop sign. In the first count he was
giver 60 days, suspended upon payment
of SSO fine and costs while in the second -
he was given 10 days, suspended upon
payment of $lO fine and costs.
In other cases heard, Judge Privott
took the following action:
William Morris Long, speeding, sls
fine and costs.
James Gregory, assault on a female,
six months, suspended upon payment of
$25 fine and costs. He was placed on
probation for two years.
Thomas Truett Tanner, speeding,
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Look Next Week
Those who meander along the Public
Parade with children of school age will
have a special interest in The Chowan
Herald next week.
Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
Monday night instructed Siipt. Hill Rritt
to give principals the authority to assign
students for the 1969-70 school term.
Supt. Britt said today the assignments
are currently being made and lists com
piled. Once the lists are finalized the
assignments, by homerooms, will be pub
lished in The Chowan Herald.
This will take place next week, Au
gust 28, unless some hitch develops.
And chances are there won’t be so be
on the lookout for the regular edition
of your newspaper which will have hun
dreds of names of student assignments.
Beating The Averages
The McCall clan arrived from San
Diego, Calif., Sunday night for a bien
nial visit with the Hector Luptons on
West Gale Street. It took them less
than two days to oust The Herald’s fish
ing duo when it came to averages.
John and Sharon (Lupton) McCall
have four spirited sons, ranging in age
from three to nine. Granddaddy Lupton
arranged a fishing trip Tuesday morning
back of Ralph Parrish’s home on Eden
ton Bay. He gave them specific in
structions to bring back enough fish for
Angus, Bill, Stewart and Teddy all
fished hard. As a result John reports a
“four for four” catch. And that is good
in anyone’s league.
We’ve had reports from Buff and
Kate when the “madam” if at all, caught
Healthy and Normal
Business continues to be good along
the Public Parade and throughout most
of the Albemarle Area. Gross retail
sales are increasing in Chowan County
Continued on Page Four
Wilmington Jurist Will Preside Over September Court Term In Chowan
Judge Rudolph Mintz of'Wilmington
will preside over a September - term of
Chowan County Superior Court which
begins here September 8.
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, clerk of court,
said she has received permission from
the General Court of Justice for the
term to be specifically for trial of crimi
nal cases. In the past it has been a
mixed term with civil as well as criminal
cases set for trial.
Mrs. Leary said because of the heavy
case load in the term it will permanently
be a criminal term.
Eighty-one cases are on the docket
sent to Solicitor Herbert Small for calen
daring. Solicitor Small will not prose
cute the docket due to a conflict in
Schools Open Here Sept. 2
School bells will beckon some 3,100
students back to their classrooms in
Edenton - Chowan Schools on Septem
On opening day the students will reg
ister, obtain books and receive assign
ments. The first full day of school will
be September 3.
Supt. Britt answered some questions
of interest concerning the forthcoming
term during the meeting Monday night
of Edenton-Chowan Board of Education.
1— Students will be assigned to home
rooms alphabetically, boys and girls,
Negro and white. Grouping will be on
the basis of achievement tests. Results
of last year’s testing is considered valid.
2 There will be no change in the
3 The cafeteria fee will remain 25
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Volume XXXVI—No. 34.
Wreck Is Fatal To Bass
Ronald Earl Bass, 35, Route 3, Eden
ton, was fatally injured early Wednesday
when the pickup truck he was driving
wrecked on Highway 32, just north of
Edenton. Time of the accident was
placed at 12:30 A. M.
State Trooper Y. Z. Newberry, who
investigated, said in his opinion the vic
tim could have survived the wreck had
he been wearing a seat belt.
Mr. Bass was maintenance supervisor
for Edenton-Chowan Schools. The 1969
Ford pickup in which he died was owned
by the schools. Damage to the truck
Mrs. Leary Quits
Job With Board
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, 219 West
Queen Street, has resigned as a mem
ber of Edenton-Chowan Board of Edu
cation. Her resignation was effective
August 18. ‘
the Edenton City Board.
Mrs. Leary gave no reason for her
sudden resignation. It came as a sur
prise to her fellow board members when
Dr. Edward G. Bond, chairman, read
her letter of resignation at the beginning
of Monday’s meeting of the board of
The first reaction was not to accept
the resignation. One member responded
in jest, “We agreed to serve until 1970
and so should she.”
Supt. Bill Britt was instructed to
write Mrs. Leary a letter expressing ap
preciation for her 20 years of service
to the schools of Edenton and Chowan
County. She was the only woman on
No replacement will be named for
The legislation bringing about merger
of the administrative units set up an
interim board composed of members of
the elected county board and the ap
pointed city board. There were five
members of the county board and six
members on the city board.
It was established that seven members
will be nominated in the Spring of 1970,
be elected in the Fall of 1970 and take
office in January, 1971.
schedules and District Court Solicitor
Wilton Walker will appear here.
The 18-member grand jury which
served at the last court term will re
turn, Mrs. Leary said. Ralph E. Par
rish is foreman.
Jury members include: W. D. Harris,
James B. Stillman, Henry Downing, A.
C. Hudson, M. H. Wiggins, J. Wallace
Goodwin, Sr., Albert J. Martin, Emily
Marie Nixon, William K. Davis, Joseph
L. Henninger, Bernice J. Holley, Ruth
Armstead, J. L. Hassell, Madeline R.
Efird, Roman Jethro, Joyce B. Hollo
well and Marlene M. Austin.
Sheriff Troy Toppin has been noti
fied to send petty jury notices to the
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 21, 1969.
Mrs* Leary is the
second member of
the board to resign
since the merger of
the Edenton City
and Chowan County
Bruce F. Jones ten
dered his resignation
about eight months
Both Mrs. Leary
and Jones were orig
inally members of
cents and 30 cents. The price of extra
milk will increase one cent per one-half
4 —Most schools are in a good state
of repair and ready for opening. Little
difficulty will be encountered at John
A. Holmes School due to delay in con
struction of the additional shops and
The board approved a special voca
tional program at the junior high level.
The system has been given a grant to
hire two teachers to work with 30 boys
in grades seven through nine.
Supt. Britt said boys who have low
ability, who need training, and who are
potential dropouts. They will spend half
the time in class and the other half in
introduction to vocations.
The superintendent said the schools
will be able to hold the same lunch prices
was placed at $1,200.
Trooper Newberry explained the mis
hap this way:
The truck was traveling north on
Highway 32, apparently at a high rate
of speed, ran off on right shoulder of
the road, traveled 126 feet on shoulder
and in ditch, struck two mailboxes;
traveled 114 feet, struck two more mail
boxes; traveled 114 feet again and
struck a fifth mailbox; traveled 48 feet,
jumped a large drainage ditch and then
went another 75 feet and came to rest
at the edge of the woods.
“The best I can determine he was not
wearing a seat belt which I think would
have prevented the extensive head in
juries which resulted in his death,”
Trooper Newberry said.
Mr. Bass was rushed to Chowan Hos
pital by Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad.
He was pronounced dead on arrival.
Mr. Bass was a native of Chowan
County, born June 27, 1934, son of
Rossie Seldon and Virgie Jones Bass.
He was married to Mrs. Barbara Baze
In addition to hi;, parents and wife,
surviving are six daughters: Ronda Ann,
Angela Faye, Kathy Lynn, Robbin Anita,
Barbara Carol and Donna Kay Bass,
all of the home.
He was a member of Rocky Hock
Funeral arrangements were incom
plete at press time and the body re
mained at Williford Funeral Home.
Council Will Meet
A special session of Town Council
will be held Tuesday to review insur
ance bids. The meeting begins at 8
P. M. and Urban Renewal is expected
to be discussed also.
Steps Taken To Curb Air Pollution
PLYMOUTH Although the North
Carolina air pollution control regula
tions have not yet been issued, Weyer
haeuser Company is proceeding with
It Has Been Wet
“Sure has been wet,” is a greeting you
can get most anywhere in the Albemarle
Area. But just how wet?
J. H. Conger, Sr., local weather ob
server, said 6.53 inches of rain was
measured here during the first 15 days
“That is almost as much as recorded
during the entire month of July,” he
(Editor’s Note: And when it hasn’t
been raining it has been hot as mischief).
John F. Rountree of Tyner; James
Edward Brickhouse, Route 3, Edenton;
V. D. Hare of Tyner; W. B. Gardner,
116 West Church Street; Mrs. Mary
Arrington Bunch, 203 East King Street;
Gradie Evans, 214 West Albemarle
Street; Noah Bateman, 210 Hicks Street,
and Mrs. G. W. Cutrell, 509 Office
Also, Kirby A. Wright, 800 East King
Street; Mrs. W. S. Bass, Route 3, Eden
ton; A. C. Boyce, Route 2, Edenton;
Earl McCoy Valentine, 123 West Free
mason Street; Mabel E. Harris, 204
West Gale Street; Walter H. Heath, 103
South Oakum Street; Odessia S. Beas
ley, 408 North Granville Street; Milton
Elliott of Tyner; and Kenneth J. Wor-
because the system qualifies for higher
reimbursement. “We are in good finan
cial shape in the cafeteria,” he added.
He reported that teachers are now at
tending workshops at Holmes and Walk
The board, at the suggestion of Supt.
Britt and school principals, adopted a
policy that a child could not be punished
by striking except in the presence of the
principal or his designated representa
tive. It was made clear that the board
is not opposed to corporal punishment
or desires to do anything other than pro
tect the teacher.
Winston Bonner, veteran janitor at
Swain School was retired.
The Walker Agency was again given
the contract for student insurance. The
price increase is 25 cents.
Continued on Page Four
Thomas M. Surratt
Given To Surratt
GREENVILLE'—Thomas M. Surratt
of Edenton has been named president
of District Six. X. C. Hospital Associa
tion. Surratt is administrator of Cho
The new officers Were elected last
Thursday during a meeting here.
Jack W. Richardson of Greenville, as
sistant administrator of Pitt County
Hospital, was named secretary-treasurer.
A vice president will be elected at a
District Six is composed of 21 coun
ties in Eastern North Carolina with 22
Surratt became administrator of Cho
wan Hospital in December. 1967, and
a new 61-bed facility is now under con
measures that are designed to reduce
the emission from its pulp and paper
complex here, as well as from the ply-
w r ood operation just north of Jackson
ville in Onslow County.
The equipment ordered for Plymouth
includes two lime kiln stack scrubbers.
(Scrubbers are devices which sprinkle
water through rising gasses to remove
the solid material contained in them).
The specifications for the units soon to
be installed at Plymouth call for a re
moval efficiency that is the maximum
available at this time. They are, in
other words, the best that can be bought
now. When the scrubbers are installed,
the discharges from these kilns should
be little more than steam or water
rell, 4 Stratford Road.
And, Nell Snowden, Route 3, Eden
ton; William Gray Ferebee, Coke Ave
nue; Edward W. Taylor, 200 West Sec
ond Street; Anderson Long, Route 3,
Edenton; S. L. Bass, Route 3, Edenton;
Hubert Granby of Edenton; Mrs. Walter
Adams, 213 West Church Street; Mrs.
Rella Spivey Jordan of Ryland; and C.
E. Asbell of Tyner.
Also, Mrs. Beulah Boyce Turner,
Route 1, Edenton; J. W. Morris and
J. R. Byrum of Tyner; Walter O. Lam
beth, Route 2, Edenton; Wilma Jean
Peele, 900 North Broad Street; Mrs.
John A. Mitchener, Jr., 203 North Gran
ville Street; Cora Collins, 206 East Al-
Conlinutd on Pago Four
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