Volume XXXVI—No. 36.
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TERMINAL OPENED—The first step of consolidating two United Parcel Service term
inak into one in Edenlon began this week. A1 Maskins, who heads the local operation,
is shown from right giving a route slip to Larry Coltrain, one of the deliverymen. Wil
liam H. Bunch, right, is president of Edenlon Chamber of Commerce, and E. L. Hollo
well, left, has leased UPS a building on Blades Street. Terminals in Williamslon and
Elizabeth City will be closed when the Eden ton operation is in full swing.
United Parcel Service Opens Here
United Parcel Service began serving
Northeastern North Carolina out of a
terminal in Edenton Tuesday. The local
operation is a consolidation of terminals
in Williamston and Elizabeth City.
A1 Haskins, manager of the William
Another name was added this week to
the growing list of diversified businesses
along the Public Parade. It is, United
UPS has about IS units operating in
Northeastern North Carolina. Until this
week they worked out of two terminals—
one in Williamston, the other in Eliza
In an effort to consolidate the termin
als, UPS went looking for the best possi
. ble site. It has been an open secret for
months that Edenton was a favored spot.
E. L. Hollowed had a 10,100-square
foot building on Blades Street which has
now been leased to UPS. It is from
this building they will operate through
out the;, area.
The IS or more employees naturally
will desire to live where they work, ra
ther than commute. There is not suffici
ent housing here now to accommodate
This points to a void which exists here
—housing. Edenton Housing Authority
is working toward better housing for low
income families. Nothing, and for many
reasons, is being done to make housing
available for those who don’t qualify for
low-rent public housing.
Because of this more and more mobile
homes are being bioved in. Families
have no where else to turn.
UPS is a welcomed addition to our
business community. The community as
a whole, however, is caught in somewhat
of an '‘embarrassing position when it
comes to housing.
Sign of Times
The author of this little piece, entitled
“Uncle”, is unknown and it has been
so long since it was passed on to us that
we don’t remember to whom to give
There is more truth than poetry to
what is said and we pass it along to those
who meander along the Public Parade:
Dear Uncle Sam:
Why do you allow me only S6OO in-
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First day enrollment at schools in the
Edenton-Chowan system totaled 2,916.
Supt. Bill Britt reports that “every
thing went very well” on opening day.
However, he said there was some bus
mix-up due to the fact that all new bus
schedules went into effect on opening
day. He said these were being corrected
A breakdown of enrollment by schools
Chowan (elementary) 274; Chowan
(high school) 260.
John A. Holmes (senior high) 495.
Swain (elementary) 577.
r White Oak (elementary) 217.
Walker (elementary) 912; Walker
(9th grade) 181.
There are 1,980 elementary students
in the system and 936 high school stu
dents* * ;
THE CHOWAN HERALD
ston terminal and head of operations
here, said between 14 and IS people will
be employed in Edenton. He said UPS
had approximately 50 active accounts
which will be serviced from Edenton.
UPS is also building a bigger terminal
in Kinston to serve that section of North
E. L. Hollowed has leased UPS a
10,100-square-foot building on Blades
Many of the UPS employees are now
seeking housing in the Edenton area.
Robert Ranson is division manager
and has handled details of the consoli
dation of the two terminals into one. A
survey by UPS showed Edenton to be
the best location for this consolidated
UPS is now in its 62nd year. It was
founded in New York by two brothers
who delivered messages and small pack
ages on bicycles. From that they have
grown into the. most respected delivery
service in the country. The big expan
sion move by UPS came in 19SS2.
Area Impresses Iredell Descendants
By Mrs. Jacqueline Ricks
An English couple visiting the United
States for the first time were especially
impressed with Edenton’s charm and
Edenton held particular interest for
Mr. and Mrs. David Arthur Iredell, as
he is a direct descendant of Arthur Ire
dell, a brother of James Iredell, who be
came an Associate Justice of the United
States Supreme Court. His wife, Denise,
has spent considerable time tracing the
They were entertained Saturday at a
luncheon by the James Iredell Associa
tion at the Edenton Restaurant and later
toured the James Iredell House.
Following the meeting of the board
of directors of The United Piece Dye
Works it was announced that effective
immediately Harold Welbum resigned
as president, chief executive and director
for personal reasons.
The board of directors elected Albert
V. Morrell, who is executive vice presi
dent, to be chief executive officer.
The regular dividend of 10 cents per
share was declared payable October 1
to holders of record September 15.
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PREPARES FOR CAREER 111 TEXTILES—Jerry Hu* of Truer, right. Is shown In tho
warshonM at Georg* C Moors Company discussing Ms summit work with Ed Purr**;,
plant managsr. Kan is on# of two students who wUI study at R. C. Stats Uaisorsily
uttiar a Moor# scholarship. H# has worked at the company this summer.
& gdenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 4, 1969
Major Cr op®
Than In ‘6B
The four major crops grown in Cho
wan County—peanuts, soybeans, corn,
tobacco—are expected to yield more than
20 per cent more in 1969 than a year
The increased production ranges from
11 per cent for peanuts to 45 per cent
for soybeans. The corn production in
crease has been set at an estimated 18
per cent while tobacco was set at 13.4
On the basis of reports from growers,
production of soybeans is forecast at
23,325,000 bushels according to the
North Carolina Crop Reporting Service.
A crop of this size would be 45 per cent
above the 1968 crop of 16,038,000 bush
els which was cut severely by drought
and 15 per cent below the record 1967
crop of 27,366,000 bushels.
The .•'.creage to be harvested for beans
is estimated at 933,000 acres compared
to 972,000 acres for beans in 1968.
Yield per acre is forecast at 25 bush
els, which equals the record high yield
for the State.
Most fields of soybeans are currently
in good condition, but rainy weather in
many areas for the past week to 10 days
has hampered cultivation.
Production of corn in North Carolina
is estimated at 95,756,000 bushels. If
realized, a crop of this size would be 18
per cent above the 80,880,000 bushels
produced last year. A record crop of
104,956,000 bushels was produced in
1967 and this year’s production is ex
pected to be the second largest.
This year’s corn crop for grain is ex
pected to be harvested from 1,294,000
acres four per cent below last year.
A yield of 74 bushels per acre is ex
pected and is 14 bushels above the 1968
yield but is 2 bushels below the record
76 bushels set in 1967.
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They arrived Thursday and were the
house guests of Mrs. Wood Privott,
president of the association. They were
also entertained by Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
H. Wood, chairman of Historic Edenton,
Inc., and were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. George Mack at the country club.
Their visit included tours of other his
toric sites. They found the early archi
tecture most interesting. Before depart
ing Sunday they attended services at St.
They flew from London to New York
August 23 and after visiting friends there
and in Washington travelled to Norfolk
where they were the guests of Mrs.
Martha Iredell, a descendant.
F’rom here they will go to Greenville,
Ala., to visit Mr. and Mrs. George
Sledge, also descendants of Iredell, after
which they will travel west. Their trip
will conclude September 11.
They planned months ahead for the
trip especially wanting to visit Edenton.
They are making the trip by bus and
are allowed by the British government a
travel allowance of 50 shillings or $l2O
in American money.
Mr. Iredell is associated with a trade
union representing the construction in
dustry and Mrs. Iredell is employed with
King George’s Fund, a maritime charity.
They devote considerable time to charit
able organizations and enjoy sailing.
CO CAPTAINS FOR ACES—The Edenlon
Aces open their 1969 grid campaign Friday
night at Bertie. Kickoff is 8 P. M. Coach
Marion Kirby has announced the selection
of John Barrow, left, and Gigi Leary as co
captains for this season. The Aces play at
home September 12.
L. M. Dowd, 44,
Taken In Death
L. M. (Larry) Dowd, 308 North
Broad Street, died Saturday at Chowan
Hospital following an illness of seven
months. He was 44.
Mr. Dowd was former owner and op
erator of Triangle Restaurant and was
a general agent for State Farm Insurance
Company. He also operated the bus
Lawrence Michael Dowd was born in
Springfield, Mass., on April 17, 1925.
He was the son of Mrs. Nellie Griffin
Dowd and the late Timothy Dowd.
He was married to the former Jean
ette Habit, who survives.
In addition to his wife and mother,
surviving are three sons: John T., Mi
chael L. and Timothy H. Dowd, all of
the home; one daughter, Kathleen T.
Dowd, of the home; one sister, Mrs.
Eugene O’Shea of Chicopee Falls, Mass.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Mr. Dowd was a member of St. Ann’s
Catholic Church where funeral services
were held at 11 A. M., Monday with
Father James Butler in charge. Burial
was in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Skinner White, Her
bert Hollowed, Claude Griffin, George
Habit, Jack Habit and Frank Habit.
Colonial F'uneral Home was in charge
ASC Election Set
The election by mail of Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation communi
ty committeemen is underway. A. C.
Griffin, county chairman, said ballots
have been mailed to all known eligible
The Chowan County committee met
August 29 and selected a slate of nomi
nees for the election. They are:
“A” Community: Harold Lloyd Bunch,
Robert L. Bunch, Jr., Edgar E. Hollo
well. Yates Parrish, Carlton Perry, W.
H. Roberts, Jarvis Skinner and Morris
“B” Community: Carroll Bass, Will
W. Bunch, Joseph A. Byrum, Lee Cos
ton, Norman Hollowed, Preston Monds,
and Sammy Morris.
“C” Community: Carlton Asbell, John
Butler Byrum, L. T. Chapped, C. Hollo
wed Eure, Wilbert Hare, Beecher Ward,
Foy Ward and Jimmy Ward.
The executed ballots should be mail-
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Two Students Named Moore Scholars
Two George C. Moore Company
Scholarships to study at N. C. State
University have been awarded for 1969-
70. The grants are for SSOO each and
Ed Puryear, plant manager, said Jerry
Hare of Tyner this week completed his
summer employment at the plant. Hare,
a recent graduate of Chowan High
School, will study textile technology at
Frederick W. Sexton, a sophomore at
State, has just recently been named a
Moore Scholar. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Sexton, West Albemarle
Wayne Brabble is the first Moore
Scholar to graduate at State since the
company located a plant here. The son
of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brabble, Route 2,
Edenton, he has located in the Raleigh
Puryear said while a student holds the
Single Copy 10 Cents
To Be Aired
Sixty-five criminal cases appear on
the calendar for the September Term of
Chowan County Superior Court which
begins at 10 A. M., Monday.
Judge Rudolph I. Mintz of Wilming
ton will preside. District Court Solicitor
Wilton Walker will prosecute the docket
in the absence of Solicitor Herbert
Mrs. Lena Leary said nine grand ju
rors will report to serve again on the
panel and nine others will be chosen for
a 12-month tour. Those to return are:
James Stillman, Henry Downing, A. C.
Hudson, W. D. Harris, Emmett H. Wig
gins, J. Wallace Goodwin, Sr., Albert
J. Martin, Emily Marie Nixon and Wil
liam K. Davis.
Twenty-one cases of drunk driving are
calendared for trial.
Also on the calendar is the case of
Mrs. Naomi Tillett, local elementary
school teacher, who is charged with as
sault on a student during the closing
session of 1968-69.
Lewis Honer Holley faces a total of
seven counts of breaking and entering
Visit Is Scheduled
By Rotary Official
Rotarians will welcome today (Thurs
day) the governor of this Rotary Dis
trict, Alfred H. Paddison of Smithfield.
He will address the Rotary Club of
Edenton, one of 44 in his district, and
confer with W. B. Gardner, president of
the local Rotary Club, and with other
club officials to obtain information on
the group’s plans for its service activities
and to offer suggestions on Rotary ad
Paddison is one of 298 Rotary gov
ernors throughout the world who are
serving as representatives of Rotary In
ternational in districts composed of mem
ber clubs. Each district is responsible
for supervising the clubs in his area,
Rotary, an international men’s service
organization has more than 654,500
members in some 13,822 clubs in 146
A member and past president of the
Rotary Club of Smithfield, Mr. Paddison
is president of Atlantic Sports Supply
Co., Inc. He was elected to office at
the Rotary convention in Honolulu,
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Alfred H. Paddison
Moore grant he is given summer em
ployment in the local plant. The first
summer they are given general assign
ments. “After the first year we try to
give them meaningful jobs which will
assist them in their educational process,”
the plant manager said.
Hare, son of Mr .and Mrs. Gilbert
Hare of Tyner, said he has enjoyed
working at Moore this summer. He
says he got interested in textiles from
A few summers ago he worked with
his brother cutting the grass around the
local plant. “I sure was curious about
what was inside,” he said.
Hare said the summer’s work has
shown him a career in textiles iJ chal
lenging. “It is a challenge just to try
to cut production costs,” he added.
Puryear said Hare has done a “very,
very good job” in the department to
which he was assigned.