View Shrine Parade In Edenton 2:30 Saturday
Norman Leroy Prince was sentenced
to from 20 to 25 years for safecracking
Prince was convicted by a jury in
Chowan County Superior Court on three
counts —safecracking, breaking and en
tering, and possession of burglary tools.
Judge Rudolph I. Mintz of Wilming
ton gave Prince sentences of from 8-10
years on each of the other two charges.
Prince and another man were arrest
ed at M. G. Brown Company, Inc., by
Edenton Police on the morning of Jan
uary 11. One man was found inside
the building, admitted his guilt and was
sentenced to from 5 to 7 years during
the March Term of court.
Prince, who was arrested on the dirt
street back of the mill fence, maintained
his innocence through sentencing. He
complained about the lengthy sentence
but Judge Mintz turned a deaf ear.
It took nearly a day to try the case
before the jury. This was the only jury
trial conducted up until noon Wednes
District Court Solicitor Wilton Walk
ere of Coinjock was prosecuting the
docket in the absence of Solicitor Her
Action taken included:
Van R. Paige, re-sentence for armed
robbery, 25 years in prison. Paige, at
the direction of U. S. Judge John D.
Larkins, Jr., was given credit for time
served from September, 1958, when he
was originally tried.
William Aaron Umphlett, drunk driv
ing, second offense, 90 days, suspended
upon payment of S2OO fine and costs.
Joseph S. Winslow, Jr., speeding, 10
days, suspended upon payment of costs
and not drive for 60 days.
Thomas Hall, worthless check, 30
days, suspended upon payment of costs
and make restitution of $25 to Belk-
Tyler’s; worthless check, 30 days, sus
pended upon payment of $lO fine and
Alfred Gordon Bunch, drunk driving,
30 days, suspended upon payment of
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Power Plan Gets
The Town of Edenton has become one
of the first towns in North Carolina to
pass a resolution joining Electric Poweer
In Carolina, an organization of cities
Action on the resolution came Tuesday
night after the Board of Public Works
had given it a favorable report.
Mayor George Alma Byrum said:
“We now Have a greater hope of having
even lower electric rates.”
EPIC is being formed by towns and
cities across North Carolina who own
their own electric distribution system,
and the various cooperatives. The co
operatives have already agreed to the
A series of meetings is now in pro
gress across the state to explain thee
plan to build generating stations. When
cities representing 60 per cent of the
load pass the resolutions further pro
gress can be made.
The next step is to proceed with the
detailed engineering plans and programs
for the construction of the statewide
system; and the legal proceedings in
volved with the organization, licensing,
etc., of EPIC as an entity.
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The College of the Albemarle Learn
ing Lab announces that the age limit for
enrollment in the lab has been lowered
by the Department of Community Col
leges. Anyone sixteen years or older
may now enroll.
The learning lab is approved by the
Veterans’ Administration. Veterans and
wives and children of disabled and de
ceased veterans who wish to complete
their high school education are eligible
to receive financial assistance to attend
Interested persons may call 482-4745
for information or visit the learning lab
in the basement of Swain Elementary
I School. The learning lab will be open
* during the day from 8:30-4 Monday
through Thursday, and 8:30-12 on Fri
day. It will also be open week nights
from 6:30-9:30 Monday through Thurs
Volume XXXVI—No. 37.
EPIC and Edenton
It would have been disappointing if
Town Council hadn’t acted swiftly on
the resolution to join Electric Power In
Carolina (EPIC). By doing so, good
faith has again been demonstrated in
working toward what is best for the citi
zens they represent.
Too, in an effort to better inform
those who meander along the Public Pa
rade as to what is involved, the Town
Council and Board of Public Works,
today sponsor reproduction of an earlier
article in the Statesville Record & Land
The article appears on page 7 of this
section of The Chowan Herald.
There is more than a touch of ye ole
towne on Queen Anne’s Creek in EPIC’s
background. Edenton was one of two
towns some 12 years ago in Greensboro
who supported an engineering study
which some years later resulted in Elec
tricities —a combine of 70-plus munici
palities owning their own distribution
And Dick Hines was one of the origi
nal board members of this organization.
Because of his efforts in this program,
all designed to let you enjoy more ser
vice at a lower cost, he has been recog
nized nationally by the American Power
Furthermore, if you think your elected
representatives are taking this new
EPIC approach lightly, you are sadly
mistaken. Edenton had 13 representa
tives at an area meeting Wednesday
night in Greenville. There they were
told the next step into EPIC’s future
would cost Edenton between $4,000 and
$5,000 over the next three years.
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner
told councilmen Tuesday night it would
take only a small rate reduction for
the town to realize this amount in sav
The 31 cooperatives in Tar Heelia had
a flirtation some four years ago with
private power companies. The jealousy
of the electric cities was such they join
ed together ahd wooed the powerful,
highly regarded and well financed co
From the EPIC marriage will come
many great things. And you can taste
a bit of Edenton no matter how they
doctor it up.
Something Needed, Some
Reporters for our favorite Northeast
ern North Carolina afternoon newspaper
are apparently more concerned these
days with who isn’t represented at meets
than who is and what is said.
It goes so far as to give the impression
we who meander along the Public Pa
rade, especially elected officials, are be
ing picked-on. This is fair hunting
grounds for us, but outsiders are now
infringing on our rights.
Take a recent meeting of county com
missioners to talk with representatives
of the State Department of Social Ser
vices concerning a regional jail. Here
again the story wasn’t much beyond the
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Six Elected To Chamber Board; Sowers Will Speak
Six newly elected members join others
on the Board of Directors of Edenton
Chamber of Commerce at a meeting to
day (Thursday) to elect new officers.
William H. Bunch, president, has an
nounced that the annual chamber instal
lation banquet will be held September 26
at Chowan Golf & Country Club. The
meeting will begin at 7:30 P. M., and
tickets go on sale this week.
There will be only 190 tickets avail
able and Bunch urges those who desire
to attend to get their tickets early.
Roy G. Sowers, Jr., director of the De
partment of Conservation and Develop
ment in North Carolina, will be the prin
Elected to the board in balloting by
mail this week were: Merril Evans, Jr.,
E. N. (Pete) Manning, Mrs. Anne Bur
roughs, Robert Weintraub, L. G. Deyton
and Dr. A. F. Downum, Jr.
Serving with Bunch on the executive
committee this year has been Ed Pur
year, vice president; Elbert Copeland,
secretary; and Wallace Evans, treasurer.
Robert W. Moore is executive vice presi*
Directors remaining on the board are:
TP* CHOWAN HERALD
£=* Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 11, 1969.
Two Additional Teachers Authorized
At Swain School To Cut Size Os Classes
Two teachers have been authorized
by Edenton-Chowan Board of Education
to relieve the crowded conditions in the
fourth and fifth grades at Ernest A.
Swain Elementary School.
Action on the board motion rests with
Supt. Bill Britt who must find the money
and the teachers. He said Monday
night during discussion of the situation
at the school he was sure there are funds
for one teacher, maybe two.
N. J. George said he didn’t see how
the board could spend money more wise
ly. “We should take action and take it
tonight,” he said.
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Chowan Artist Jackson and His Works
Jackson Exhibits Love Os Fine Art
,lhe paintings of Seward Bader Jack
son, Arrowhead Beach, are being ex
hibited this month in Shepard-Pruden
Jackson, 80, is a retired journalist and
commercial artist who is still talking
about producing “that masterpiece” in
spite of his age.
The Jacksons moved to Chowan Coun
ty nearly 18 months ago and he con
tinued his hobby of painting. He finds
ample subjects in the area but still calls
Mrs. Jackson his best subject and best
In the last two and one-half years he
has turned out scores of works in differ
ent medium and on a wide variety of
subjects. However, he is partial to oils
“I started a new career two and one
half years ago,” he says. And he enjoys
He admits that he works quite hard
at his hobby and endeavors to create
the very best in fine art. “I hope to
paint the masterpiece yet,” he adds with
Jackson was born in Ashley, Ohio,
on November 21, 1888. He studied at
Celveland School of Art, Ohio Wesleyan
Wayne Ashley, Earl Smith, Tom Shep
ard, Puryear, Walter Noneman, Carlton
Jackson, Copeland, Jesse L. Harrell, W.
E. Bond, and George Alma Byrum.
Sowers, appointed to his post by Gov.
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Roy G. Sowers, Jr.
George’s call for action came after a
report by Supt. Britt that there are 164
students in the five sections of the fourth
grade (32.8 per teacher) and 188 stu
dents in six sections of the fifth grade
(31.3 per teacher).
Dr. A. F. Downum said it would not
be treating the fifth graders right by act
ing only in regards to the lower grade.
It was then George changed his motion
to include two teachers.
Charles Wood seconded the motion
and it passed without a negative vote.
A considerable amount of time was
spent at the monthly meeting discussing
University and Art Students’ League in
New York City.
His paintings are hanging in several
states. All are studies of loved ones,
relatives and friends alike.
It is said of Jackson: “Perhaps it is
the mark of the true artist in this gifted
man who refuses to accept pay for his
Aces Host Camden In Home Game
Edenton Aces have another warm-up
Friday night in preparation for the
the opening of play in the strong A-2
Albemarle Conference. Fresh from last
week’s 33-6 victory over Bertie, the
Aces move into Hicks Field, hosting
Kickoff is 8 P. M.
Coach Marion Kirby’s lads didn't let
the wet field interfere with their plans
to post a strong defense and uncurl a
The initial shock to the defensive
plans came early. The Aces were stung
by a Bertie score in the opening min
utes. The Aces struck suddenly through
the air for two of their own in the first
Bob Scott, believes that it’s performance
that counts whether it’s on the golf
course or attracting new industry to the
He also believes in letting people know
where he stands.
Within days after assuming the du
ties of director ofTT&D he let the people
know in no uncertain terms that his ef
forts would be dedicated to improving
the economic life for every working man
in North Carolina.
“The improvement of a man’s pocket
book and therefore, the quality of
his life is our goal,” Sowers told one
audience, “and not just to say we have
added a number of smokestacks to the
Tar Heel’s landscape.”
He also served notice that the De
partment’s efforts would not be all one
“I pledge to all our citizens,” he told
another audience, “that we are not going
to be just a Development Department or
a Conservation Department.”
“We are going to emphasize BOTH
Conservation and Development,” he said.
Stressing that attention equal to that
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the new driver education center. The
Eastern North Carolina Traffic Educa
tion Center, serving 26 counties, is being
John Guard, coordinator, explained
how the center will work. He said the
pilot program would be in Edenton-Cho
wan Schools with others joining in as
the program progresses.
The program will have four phases: 30
classroom hours; 12 hours in a simula
tor; eight hours on the multi-vehicle lab;
and two hours of street driving.
The state will furnish the $40,000
simulator and has authorized $30,000
for construction of the multi-vehicle lab.
Guard said the goal is to have all stu
dents finish the program at age 15.9
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Fair Opening Set
This is the 20th Anniversary of Cho
wan County Fair and final touches are
being placed on the fairgrounds in prep
aration for opening Monday.
W. A. Perry, president of the associa
tion sponsored by Edward G. Bond Post,
American Legion, said fair officials are
expecting this to be one of the most suc
cessful years ever. In addition to the
various individual and commercial ex
hibits and the midway, there will be free
acts and fireworks nightly.
Perry said the hog and swine show
has been cancelled due to cholera in
this area. That is the only major change
in the program of events.
He said Kids’ Day will be Wednesday
with free admission until 6:30 P. M.
The fair will close Saturday night.
Applications for entries in various
competitions in the exhibit hall will be
taken until 6 P. M., Monday. All ex
hibits must be in place by this time.
Judging starts at 9 A. M., Tuesday.
More than $2,500 in premium money
will be awarded this year.
The Dave Endy Show will be on the
midway with 20 thrill rides and shows.
W. C. Slade is fair manager, R. E.
Leary, secretary-treasurer; and W. J.
Yates in charge of building and grounds.
Quarterback Fred Keeter passed for
three scores on the muddy field in Wind
He hit end Paul Waff with a 44-yard
TD the first time the Aces got the ball.
Edenton next went 74 yards in five
plays for another score with Gigi Leary
being on the receiving end of his toss.
Leary took the ball on the 40, shook
loose from a pair of tacklers and raced
over for the score.
Joe Bunch, who had three extra
points, had two at this stage.
The Aces got a third score late in the
second period. Steve Katkaveck nailed
a would-be punter on the Bertie five.
Three carries later Earl Chesson scored.
They drove 67 yards midway in the
third period on five plays for one of two
scores posted in the quarter. Leary
again was the star in the drive, taking a
pass from Keeter.
Joe Bunch, a sophomore tailback, ac
counted for the final Edenton score. He
dashed SI yards to the Bertie one after
Edenton had taken over on their own
48. The next play saw Bunch go over
for the score.
William M. Sanford, general manager,
Chris-Craft Corporation, has been elect
ed president of Chowan Arts Council.
He succeeds Mrs. Jane Holmes.
Sanford represents the Albemarle
Choral Society, Southwest Division, on
Foremost in the objectives of the coun
cil for the coming year will be raising
S6OO already pledged as the county’s
portion of the salary of the arts direc
tor in the 10-county Albemarle Area.
Mrs. Thomas Chears, one of the
founders of the council here, is director.
Her main function will be to solicit from
government sources, foundations and
corporations the funds needed to launch
a meaningful arts program in the area,