HAVING FUN RAISING MONEY—Edenion Shrine Club put on a highly successful benefit fish fry Saturday
and were joined by other clubs from throughout Sudan Temple in a parade through downtown Edenion. And
in raising more than. $1,500 for the Crippled Children's Hospital in Greenville, S. C.. they disposed of a lot of
fish and had a big time. The picture layout above shows, from left. Shorty Parkerson as he sounds the horn
Shriners Realize $1,564 For Hospital
In three years the Chowan County
Shrine Club has tripled the amount of
money raised for the Crippled Children’s
Hospital in Greenville, S. C.
Kermit Layton, president, reports that
the club realized a net profit of $1,564
from Saturday’s benefit fish fry. Ticket
sales and donations amounted to a total
Layton and Warren Twiddy, fish fry
The unsigned post card read:
“Tell your friends that one small
group monopoly politics is an impedi
ment to any city.”
If we happen to find one, we’ll do just
In the meanwhile, if the author of the
bit of sarcasm exerts an ounce of effort
toward community projects this will be
an even better place in which to live,
work and play.
E. L. Hollowell, local industrialist, has
proven over the years his willingness to
bear his share of the civic and business
burdens along the Public Parade.
However, of late he has been called on
to do more than he can.
United Parcel Service on September 1
began serving Northeastern North Caro
lina from a building Mr. Hollowed owns
on Coke Avenue. A story appeared in
the newspaper saying UPS had leased
the building from Mr. Hollowed.
Since then Mr. Hollowed has received
numerous cads, many wed into the night,
Having had a part in connecting the
two we are obliged to disconnect them.
Mr. Hollowed is the wrong contact for
UPS business. Their office is on Coke
The Golden Dodge
Mayor Howard Lee of Chapel Hid,
who was being appointed to the UNC
CH faculty at about the same time he
was describing Gov. Robert W. Scott
to a Washington audience as a “south
ern bigot Democratic governor,” has now
apologized for his remarks.
Mayor Lee, first Negro ever to be
elected mayor of the university village,
sent the governor a statement Sunday
apologizing for “referring to him in a
manner which, in retrospect, I now con
sider unwarranted and ill-considered.”
Had the mayor left it at that, it might
have gone down; but his explanation of
his words is worse than the original
statement. And this may affect adverse
ly the board of trustee’s reaction to his
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Evans Will Direct Cancer Crusade
Mrs. R. Elton Forehand, president of
the Chowan County Cancer Society, has
named Wallace Evans as the 1969 Can
cer Crusade Chairman.
Evans, a local businessman, has been
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chairman, said they would like to thank
the individuals, businesses and industries
who cooperated with the club in this pro
West W. Byrum was parade chairman.
The Shrine parade was held at 2:30
P. M., Saturday.
Three years ago a fish fry resulted in
SSOO going to the hospital. The net pro
fit last year was S9OO and a $1,500
goal was set for Saturday.
A Chowan County Grand Jury has
again called for investigation into the
condition of the county office building—
formerly Hotel Joseph Hewes.
In a report to Judge Rudolph I. Mintz,
the jury called sos Sam Long, Edenton
building inspector, to get insurance engi
neers from Raleigh to “check the county
office building to see if it is safe; if it
is not safe make it so, or condemn it.”
At the same time the panel found
“that the welfare department has had no
attention at this time.” They requested
that this be given immediate attention.
The jury found the “entire court house
is too congested and recommend that
plans be made to correct this.” Judge
Mintz agreed, saying the historical value
of the structure is such that it should be
maintained as a tourist attraction but
that new facilities are needed.
Concerning the lengthy docket in Su
perior Court, the jury recommended spe
cial sessions of court in the interest of
The county office building has come
under attack from several quarters dur
ing the past few years. Chairman W. E.
Bond has repeatedly reported to commis
sioners that the inspections show the
building to be structurally sound.
The grand jury, of which W. M. Hare
was foreman, called attention also to
some over-crowded conditions on school
The Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution,
are sponsoring Constitution Week this
Mrs. J. D. Elliott, chairman, announc
ed at the organization’s first fall meeting
last week that Constitution Week would
be observed by the flying of flags, radio
announcements, news releases and other
She encouraged members to familiarize
themselves with “this greatest document
of all times.”
A special program was held on the
Constitution with emphasis on the Pre
quite active in many church, community
and civic affairs. As a past president
of the Edenton Jaycees, Distinguished
Service Award and former chairman of
the Rocky Hock Community Develop
ment Association, he has the necessary
experience to lead a successful drive.
Evans follows Alton Elmore who top
ped Chowan’s best year in the 1968 Cru
The local drive involves many volun
teer workers both in Edenton and
throughout the county. The Edenton
Woman’s Clubs and the Extension
Homemaker Clubs have assisted the
drive for a number of years. The funds
collected are divided between vital re
search education and assistance to cancer
Forty per cent of the funds collected
remain in the county to assist local pa
tients with drug and transportation ex
penses. An individual may receive up
to one hundred dollars for these ex
penses during a given year.
Persons desiring assistance may con-
Forehand, chapter president,
Mrs. Margaret Floars, service chairman,
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Volume XXXVI—No. 38. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 18, 1969 Single Copy 10 Cents
Mrs. John M. Elliott and William Perry at Winning Fair Booth
Colonial Club Wins Top Fair Prize
Exhibits and individual entries in the
20th annual Chowan County Fair have
been judged and the ribbons passed out.
The fair, which opened Monday, con
tinues through Saturday night.
Colonial Home Demonstration Club
here won first place in the adult booth
division and also was named grand cham
pion. The theme of the booth was the
landing on the moon.
Yeopim 4-H Club won first place in
Mrs. Badham, 84
Funeral services were held Tuesday
morning for Mrs. R. P. Badham, 201
E. King Street. She was 84.
Mrs. Badham died Sunday in Darling
ton, S. C.
Services were conducted at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church with Rev. George B.
Holmes and Rev. Frank Fagon officiat
ing. Burial was in the church yard.
Emily Wood Fagan Badham was born
in Edenton on February 18, 1885,
daughter of the late Levi Ives and Emily
Wood Fagon. She lived some of her
early life in her father’s old home,
“Springwood”, near Plymouth.
She returned to Edenton in her teens
and lived here until recently when she
went to Darlington. She was the widow
of Richard Paxton Badham.
Mrs. Badham was active in church,
civic and business affairs of the com
munity. She was a member of the DAR,
UDC, and the Garden Club as well as
being instrumental in saving the Barker
She is survived by two daughters:
Mrs. Emily Wood Badham Coxe of Darl
ington; and Mrs. Sarah Paxton Badham
Carr of Danville, Va.; one son, Rich
ard Paxton Badham of Raleigh, and one
brother, Roger Fagan of New York.
Biggs Funeral Home of Williamston
had charge of arrangements.
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AT mSTALLATmr BANCTOET —Kfr*. J«u Ashlor, Mcood from right «n Imtallod
Satundar night an pnridiol of Edooton Jimitti Club. Shown with bar m, Mt to right:
Mn. Legion Britton, retiring pnttdMl; WcUnce Enw, burnt speaker. and Mn. Caro
hr® Wcta, Praaldant'a Award wianar. Tha banquet wan bald at Edenton Rastayraa t
lo get attention. Potentate Ed R. Higgins of Durham, center, is surrounded by Kermit Layton, local club
president; Nelson Banks of New Bam, recorder; Warren Twiddy. fish fry chairman, and West Byrum, Jr.,
parade chairman. One of the Dunn clowns interrupts Pat Perry and Darlene Forehand as they eat their lunch
at Boy Scout Hut. The Durham Shrine Club entered this unit in the parade while another club added color
with beautiful horses.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
the junior booth division.
Chowan Arts Council, entering the fair
for the first time, won second place in
the adult division. They were followed
by Chowan Home Demonstration, Para
dise Road Club, Young Men and Wo
men’s Club, and Center Hill Home Dem
In the junior division, placing behind
Yeopim were: Holmes Future Teachers
Club, Ryland Senior 4 H Council, Cho
wan Youth Council and Center Hill 4-H.
William Perry, fair association presi
dent, said this year the fair has the best
selection of booths in some time. He
noted that the individual entries are also
“We are really expecting a big week,”
Perry said Tuesday afternoon.
The fair this year features two free
professional acts nightly. Fireworks are
also displayed each night.
Little more than a week remains dur
ing which time area citizens can be in
cluded in the Birthday Calendar now be
Representatives from sponsoring or
ganizations are currently calling individ
uals to obtain names. If you want to
participate and have not been contacted
you are asked to call Anna Bass, Linda
Hollowed, Edna Snell, Jim Darnell or
Local Jaycettes Install New Officers
Edenton Jaycettes changed their com
mand Saturday night and heard a young
local businessman call for citizens to be
free with their deeds and stingy with
Mrs. Jean Ashley headed the slate of
new officers installed by Wayne Ash
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Ed Puryear, plant manager at George
C. Moore Company, will assume the
presidency of Edenton Chamber of Com
merce next week. Puryear and other
new officers will assume their duties
Thursday, September 25, at the annual
chamber membership banquet at Chowan
Golf & Country Club.
Elected to serve during 1969-70 with
Puryear are: Merrill Evans, Jr., vice
president; Mrs. Ann Burroughs, secre
tary; and Walter Noneman, treasurer.
Robert W. Moore is executive vice
The meeting begins at 7:30 P. M.
A social hour begins at 6:15 P. M.
Moore said ticket sales have been good
but a few tickets remain. They are on
sale at Peoples Bank & Trust Company,
First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina. Mitchener’s Pharmacy, and
Hollowel! Drug Store.
Roy G. Sowers, Jr., director of the
Department of Conservation and Devel
opment in North Carolina, will be the
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CHAMBER OFFICIALS William H.
Bunch, right, will turn over the presidency
of Edenton Chamber of Commerce to Ed
Puryear on September 25. Puryear and
other new officers were elected Thursday
by the new members of the board of di
ley, Edenton Jaycee president.
Mrs. Beth Jethro was named Ja_. cette
of the Year and Mrs. Carolyn Ricks
was selected to receive the President’s
Wallace Evans, immediate past Jaycee
president and winner of the coveted
DSA, built his address around the ques
tion: “What is Our Debt to Society?”
Evans said every responsible citizen
recognized he had a debt to society and
it then became important as to how it
would be paid—with money or deeds.
He said good deeds anytime stands bet
ter than money.
He questioned the wisdom of spend
ing more and more on foreign aid. He
said we should “show these people how
to make money” and then everyone
would be better off.
The same is true in protecting people
in foreign lands, he stated. “Teach these
people to do for themselves,” he urged.
Evans said the receiving of handouts
becomes habit forming. He cited the
National Jaycee program of People-to-
People as an example of how to assist
neighbors. The same can work at home,
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