Public Purade Delivering The Message It Was extremely hot during the Sep tember Term of Chowan County Super ior Court. Adding to the discomfort was an overly crowded courtroom. Devices designed for the purpose of moving air were at a premium. Some thoughtful public servant furnished ju rors fans. “Warning! Moonshine is Poison” was the message on the fan. There were no cases on the docket in which illicit liquor was involved. Other wise a defense attorney would have ask ed for a mistrial on grounds someone was trying to prejudice the jury. Deserves A Bye Political balloons are beginning to ap pear. It is October, going on May for those who like to test the wind for sup port. We read in our least favorite morning newspaper where a man who couldn’t make it as a Democrat has been select ed to carry the GOP banner against Rep. Walter B. Jones. And before the ink is dry on this story, a virtually unknown is trying to drum up support for a primary battle. It will serve the Republicans right to have Frank Everett of Robersonville pitted against Rep. Jones. A learned college professor couldn’t confuse the electorate and one with a greater dis ability than the lower extremities can hardly be expected to offer much of a threat. So much for the opposition party. They are known for their strange ac tions. The distressing thing is the opposition within the Democratic Party, if there really is any. The Hertford County ex- Capitol Hillite worked for a conserva tive. or middle-of-the-road, governor— Dan K. Moore. Now, he doesn’t chal lenge Rep. Jones’ voting record, does he? TFte governor he represented never found it comfortable to face East in four years as chief executive of Tar Heelia. Now, he doesn’t challenge Rep. Jones’ record of service to the people in the gigantic First District, does he? Because of unusual circumstances. Rep. Jones has been required to run in more elections than many of his col leagues. He should draw a bye in the primary. The Democrats, while not faced with serious Republican opposition in the November, 1970, election, should not scrap among themselves in May. Rep. Jones enjoys a “good press” in his district. This would not be the case if the press did not enjoy a good con gressman. Last Call Got your name on the Community Calendar? Time is running out but it is not yet too late to be included in the community project. Call Jim Darnell right now and he’ll put you on the program before it is too late. Good Speech , Wrong Place The speech Roy G. Sowers, Jr., made here Thursday night wouldn’t be popu lar anywhere. It would, however, have been more appropriate elsewhere. It was a rehash of an earlier talk in Sanford. It was a definite indictment of many who make up North Carolina’s industrial family. Those who meander along The Public Parade will realize ful ly that while Mr. Sowers was talking to a local audience he was talking about people outside this area. Mr. Sowers is Gov. Bob Scott’s pick Continued on Page 4 Sowers Speaks; Puryear Assumes Post; Davis Honored Well situated industries who discour age new firms from locating in their area were ridiculed again Thursday night by the director of the Department of Con servation and Development. Edward Puryear, new president of Edenton Chamber of Commerce and his administration would work toward ex -wgyitefc Ml rfjjjt v^B 5 DAVIS PRESENTED AWARD—J. W. Dvr's, second fans right shares a story with Mr. and’ Mrs. Edward Puryear. left, and Roy G. Sewers, Jr.. sight following the an nual Edenton Chamber of Commerce masnhariifp banquet Thursday night. Davis was preaenfed the Senior CUimeo Award. ESC Work Brisk H re jg« Last Me ? th II Activities increased in t J. Sldenton Employment Security Office during the month of September, according to Neil E. Thagard, Edenton office manager. There were 136 applications taken for new job seekers. There were 165 per sons referred to 139 job openings and 109 persons were placed on jobs as the result of these activities. Unemployment Insurance claims drop ped below August as most food process ing plants returned to full time work. Claims for 374 weeks of unemploy ment insurance were processed during September by the Edenton Office. Os these some 200 were for persons who were working but worked less than full time. Also, 120 of the claims taken were outside Chowan County. In the very near future the Edenton Employment Office will have training courses, under the Manpower Develop ment Training Act, for automotive me chanic and farm equipment mechanic. These classes will be eight hours per day, are for unemployed only and enrollees are possibly eligible for training allow ances. There is no part time evening training involved in these classes, and Employment Security is the only agency that can select, approve or enroll a trainee in these courses. If you are interested in these pro grams, please contact the employment office, in person, at 709 North Broad Street, Edenton. r Sa 1 ft M PROMOTE SPECIAL WEEK—Mayor George Alma Byrum, seated right, is shown with representatives of the Mayor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped as they launch a week's observance, October 5-11. Mrs. J. P. Ricks. Jr., and E. L. Hollowell, chairman, are in front. Standing, left to right, are Roy Blackley and Neil Thagard of the Employment Security Commission's Edenicn staff, and John Lee Spruill, veterans' service officer for Chowan County. Handicapped Worker Week Slated Sunday marks the beginning of Na tional Employ the Physically Handicap ped Week and the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped is open ing its annual observance of education and information. The purpose of the week is stimulate interest and create awareness of the ap proximately 175,000 physically and men tally handicapped men and women in North Carolina. panding the chamber’s function. And J. W. Davis, retired pharmacist and bank executive, was given the Sen ior Citizen Award. The activity was brisk at the annual membership meeting of the chamber, held at Chowan Golf & Country Club. Rnv G Sowers Tr of SanforH eoi«t f -wflKiAtill 1 n K H m & VI w .. BBH ■Hi hSi'. _... THE CHOWAN HERALD Volume XXXVI—No. 40. Leary Held After James Leary, 65. 203 East Water Street, was ordered held in jail without bond Tuesday after probable cause was found in cases where he is charged with first degree burglary and assault with intent to commit rape. Judge W. S. Privott, after finding probable cause, denied a defense attor ney’s request for bond. Leary is charged with breaking into the home of Miss Mary D. Elliott, 209 Roy Blackley, veterans employment representative at the Edenton office, Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, told the Mayor’s com mittee Tuesday there are some 25 ap plications from handicapped persons cur rently on file here. Neil Thagard, office manager, called this “one of the most worthwhile pro grams we have.” He said it is a great Continued on Page Four the importance of local people in furth er industrialization of North Carolina cannot be over emphasized. “It is lo cal people, through their local govern ments, who must provide the services needed by a new plant,” he said. “Local attitudes, not salesmanship at the state level, determine whether or not industries decide to locate in particular towns and counties.” Sowers, like in an earlier speech in his hometown, said industrial growth has kept North Carolina moving ahead; has provided jobs for people being driven from their farms due to a decline in agricultural activity. “Unfortunately, we have discovered that there are some people in our state who oppose efforts to build better local economies,” Sowers said. And he added: “They have become so jealous of their labor force—or perhaps more accurately, of their wage scale— that they do not want competition from other industry.” -c A committee from the C&D board is conducting a study of these situations and will recommend action to be taken, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 2, 1969 Break-In, Assault Fast Water Street sometime after 10:30 P. M.. Saturday and assaulting her in an upstairs bedroom. Miss Elliott testified during the lengthy hearing that she was awakened and was hit repeatedly on the head while attempting to get to a light switch. She said she recognized Leary once the light was on and managed to keep him from continuing the assault. She said he wore a mask, a black cape, baggy black pants and black boots. The witness testified that the defend ant threatened to kill her if she scream ed or called police. She also said after some time she man aged to get him to leave the house. She then called James Wood ,a friend of the family, who notified police. Police Capt. C. H. Williams said Continued on Page Four Gaino Promoted By UPDW Board Joseph P. Gaino, plant manager of United Piece Dye Works’ Edenton plant, has been advanced to the rank of vice president in the organization. At the same time, Albert V. Morrell, chief executive officer, said Harold Sum merford of Saddle Brook, N. J., and Charleston, S. C., was made financial vice president. Summerford was former ly associated with the Edenton plant. Morrell said Gaino would continue to manage the local plant and Summerford would continue to function as chief fi nancial officer of the company. Emil Cochet, manager of the com pany’s plant in Charleston, S. C., was also elevated to the rank of vice presi dent. Morrell said the promotions resulted in further development of the company’s management structure and was approved by the board of directors. Gaino has been manager of the Eden ton plant for three years. He came here from United’s Bluefield, W. Va., plant, and has been associated with the com pany for eight years. Summerford, who joined the company in 1957, has been managing the com pany’s finances with the title of assistant secretary during the past year. He was transferred from Edenton to the com pany headquarters about two years ago. In announcing the promotions of Gai no and Cochet, Morrell said “Both men will continue to manage these plants which have turned out such good per formance records under their direction.” > , , v r —'i|j| ~~ fcj r ■f. * *■;.. *7 jdfcr vJfcfer '-'.m Js& - *■£s "i£jm - Joseph Gaino 11 1| Gfat MAKING WAY FOR PROGRESS—Two downtown •tructures «ro being *•*•* this week, one by the town, the other by a historic association. The Hobowaky home on West King SlTeel was the first to go. A 41-car offstreet parking lot will replace the home behind Peoples Bank fc Trust Company. The Cupola House Association, which purchased the old Municipal Building and Fire Station are making way for expansion by having the building torn down. Waff Brothers, Inc., is clearing both sites. Single Copy 10 Cents Tax Reliefs On Property Are Backed Taxpayers in Edenton and Chowan County can expect some form of tax relief if voters approve a one cent in crease in the sales tax on November 4. Edenton Town Council and Chowan County Board of Commissioners have said as much as they endorsed the Lo cal Option Sales Tax referendum and launched a campaign to get approval of voters. Chairman YV. E. Bond of the com missioners has named David M. Bate man and C. A. Phillips to a committee. Mayor George Alma Byrum named W. 11. Hollowed and James C. Dail to the same committee. This committee met Wednesday morn ing to discuss plans for the information and education campaign. It has been estimated that $144,000 annually would be realized by the town and county from a one cent addition to the sales tax. Edenton would get $34,000 and the county, SIIO,OOO. Commissioners have said their share would more than offset the hospital bonds, which resulted in a tax increase this year. Aces At Home Two strong teams in their respective conferences tangle Friday night at Hicks Field. The Edenton Aces, a 2-A Albe marle Conference power, plays host to Northeastern of Elizabeth City, a giant in the 4-A Northeastern circuit. Specisl Ticket Sales Advance tickets to Friday night’s football game between Northeastern (Elizabeth City) and Edenton are on sale at Hollowell’s Drug Store and Mitchener’s Pharmacy. Principal Cecil Fry of John A. Holmes High School said student tickets will be sold at the school until 3:20 Friday. There will be no student tickets sold at the gate. All tickets at the gate will be $1.50. Principal Fry said new bleachers are being erected at Hicks Field where seating capacity for F'riday night will be in excess of 2,300. Beth teams are undefeated in four contests this season. The Aces continued their winning ways Friday night at Scotland Neck, winning 21-7. Northeastern trounced Bertie, 61-14. Edenton and Elizabeth City have had a rivalry of note over the years. The Continued oa Page Four Funds Are Sought A campaign to raise funds to support a record budget of Edenton Chamber of Commerce is showing good results, according to E. N. Manning, funds chair man. The goal this year is $16,500. Workers began calling on members Friday morning following a breakfast at Edenton Restaurant. Thirteen teams are currently conducting the campaign. Manning said while no dollar figure is yet available there are good signs that the goal can be realized shortly. “Re tvjs thus far are very good,” be stated.