Volume XXXVI—No. 43
Hi, Ho Come To Fair, Ugh!
The N. C. State Fair is in the middle
of its first nine-day run. And what a
run it is having! The fair is all Bob
Wills, publicity whiz, said it would be,
and maybe even more.
The advance publicity was sufficient
to lure this writer to the west Raleigh
fairgrounds on opening day, last Friday.
After five hours we had seen everything
we wanted to see and some we didn’t,
i.e., The Monkees Show, the motorcycle
races, the cotton candy barkers, and the
ticket takers, just to mention a few.
We didn’t tell many people we plan
ned to go. The few who heard about
it laughed heartily when they learned
the chef and all five children were to
make up the party. One even suggested
a prior trip to the Mental Health Clinic.
Nevertheless, we got right in the mid
dle for the 95,000 who showed up Fri
day afternoon. And if that wasn’t bad
enough, we went back Saturday for more
punishment, along with 109,999 others.
Enroute to Raleigh, we remarked to
the missus (as Buff would say) that in
the past our connection with the State
Fair was a gala press preview or two.
(They got so gala they were outlawed
by the fair management—like the girlie
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MEET AT APPLE STAND—Patsy John
son of Winston-Salem, the current Miss
North Carolina, was much in evidence Fri
day as the N. C. State Fair opened in Ra
leigh. Paul Gregory Amburn wasn't exact
ly sure what was going on as Miss Johnson
flashed her pretty smile. That's Paul at left.
shows on Sunday). “I’ll bet the real
thing doesn’t measure up” we predicted
cf the fair.
Well, it didn’t. We are glad, though,
or we wouldn’t have stood it the first
day, let alone the second.
And you can’t get away with much,
even 140 miles away in Raleigh. We
had just gotten settled in Dorton Arena,
having finally convinced the children
we couldn’t get on the stage with The
Monkees. A friendly tap on the back
turned our head. There was the law in
the form of State Trooper Bob Allen.
He vowed he was there only because
they called for him and we went along,
only to find out differently the next day.
Somewhere in the crowd another fa
miliar person almost fell over the stroll
er we were pushing. It was Joe Wilder
who now collects taxes for the state in
Raleigh. He said it isn’t any easier there
than in Chowan County.
About half the time inside the fair
grounds was spent looking for one of
the children. There was absolutely no
monotony, however, since a different one
was lost practically every time. Trudy
Parker gets one finders fee for Luke on
We spoke to the chef again late Sun
day afternoon. The dialogue went like:
“Well, we’re about to witness the best
part of our trip.”
“The Pembroke Creek Bridge is just
ahead, and we’re home!”
, P. S. to Bob Wills: When you decide
to resurrect the press previews count us
in. As we recall, they were stag.
Noted and Pasted
“There should be a sign put on the
fence in front of St. Paul Episcopal
Church Parish House reading: ‘Edenton
Branch, Malcolm X University’.
“Everyone likes to live in a college
Feeling Fine, Most of the Time
The “circus” is about to outdo the
annual State Fair in terms of copy for
our least favored morning daily. It
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
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A. C. Boyce
Three Die After Mishaps In Chowan
Chowan County recently recorded
three traffic fatalities in four days—two
of them in less than 24 hours—all in
A. C. (Lonnie) Boyce of Strawberry
Hill on East Church Street Extended, a
prominent Chowan farmer, was involved
in a two-vehicle mishap Friday morning
and died at Chowan Hospital Saturday
night. He was 79.
Ellis Ray Cofield, five-year-old Negro,
401 North Granville Street, was killed
at 10:15 A. M., Monday when he ran
into West Carteret Street and a farm
trailer being pulled by a pickup truck
Jaycees To Honor Bosses At Banquet
Edenton Jaycees will pause tonight
(Thursday) to pay tribute to their em
ployers at a Bosses’ Night banquet. The
banquet will begin at 7:30 o’clock at
the Jaycee Community Building on Base
Jim Ollis of Laurinburg, president.
N. C. Jaycees, will be the principal
speaker. This will be the first time
Ollis has appeared on a local Jaycee
program in Northeastern North Caro
Wayne Ashley, president of the local
club, will preside at the banquet. Bill
Bunch is program chairman.
Bunch said in the past the local club
has combined the employer appreciation
function with the Distinguished Service
Award banquet. This year the two
functions have been separated.
Ollis, a professor and coach at St.
Andrews Presbyterian College, has been
active in the Jaycee movement since
1961. He has been a state vice presi
dent and national director from the East
Directors To Meet
Historic Edenton, Inc., today (Thurs
day) will acquire new leadership; the
board of directors will receive reports
on the year’s activities; and committees
will be formed to determine how to
spend $35,000 granted by the General
J. Gilliam Wood will become presi
dent of the group and other new offi
cers will be elected at the annual meet
ing set for 2 P. M. He will succeed
T. B. H. Wood who has served for the
The retiring president said much has
been accomplished by Historic Edenton
in its first full year of operation and
the future is bright. He said it is hoped
that all directors will be present for
the annual meeting since much import
ant business will be on the agenda.
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EDGECOMBE ATTRACTION—Th* Pewter Musaum. cira 1810. waa dedicated last Wed
nesday la Tarboco with Mrs. Bob Boott as the principal speaker. This was a banner
day far die Edgecombe County Historical Society and the Tax boro Historical Commis
sion- Joining hundreds In louring the museum on opening day ware, from left to fore
ground: Mrs. T. B. H. Wood. Mrs. L. F. Amburn. J*„ and Mr. Wood, all of Edenton.
Wood is president of Historic Edenton, Inc. The Pander Museum is open on Sumter*
from !-• P. M.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 23, 1969.
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Trooper R. H. Allen Inspects Taylor Vehicle
ran over him.
The third fatal accident occurred
early Tuesday morning on Rocky Hock
Road near Whiteman’s Servicenter and
claimed the life of Horace B. Taylor,
37. of Merry Hill.
Mr. Boyce was driving a 1969 Ford
pickup truck east on Highway 32 at 7:30
A. M., Friday when he made a left turn
into a driveway near his home and was
in collision with a 1963 Ford being op
erated by William Arthur Chason. 43,
Route 2, Edenton.
Chason and his wife were also taken
to Chowan Hospital by Edenton-Chowan
He has won numerous club honors
and was listed in the Outstanding Young
Men of America in 1967.
Ollis holds degrees from Appalachian
State University and did post graduate
work at the University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill and the University
of Georgia in Athens.
In addition to his college and Jaycee
work, Ollis is a director of Boys Home
at Lake Waccamaw and professional or
Aces Stay Undefeated In 2-A Race
“We’re Number One!”
Those three words could well be on
the tongues of the Edenton Aces as they
continue to cut a wide swath in the 2-A
The lads of Coach Marion Kirby add
ed the Perquimans Indians to their list
of victims last week, 49-6, and play
host Friday night to the improved Ahos
kie Indians. The win over Perquimans
gave the Aces a 6-0 conference mark
with three games remaining.
Edenton climbed into undisputed first
place in the conference as powerful
Gates fell victim to a fired up bunch of
Williamston Green Waves, 28-31. It was
the first defeat for the Gatos this sea
Civil Court Term
District Court Chief Judge Fentress
Horner of Elizabeth City is expected to
return to the bench here November 3
for a civil session of court.
Judge Horner has been out of service
for several weeks and Judge W. S. Pri
vott of Edenton has been holding court
through the spacious district.
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, clerk of court,
has released a calendar for the session
which includes nine cases, four of which
are divorce actions.
Single Copy 10 Cents.
Rescue Squad with minor injuries.
Damage to the two vehicles was placed
Patrolman T. G. Miller investigated.
Police Sgt. Melvin Griffin said his
investigation showed that the Cofield
youth was standing on West Carteret
Street, near the intersection of North
Granville Street, when he ran into a
trailer being pulled by a 1969 Interna
tional pickup truck. The truck was
operated by Joseph Lee McCloud, 32,
Route 2, Edenton.
The officer said a witness said Mc-
Cloud was traveling at a slow speed,
nearing the stop sign at the intersection
when the mishap occurred.
The victim was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Gene Cofield.
State Trooper R. H. Allen investigat
ed the mishap in which Mr. Taylor lost
The victim was driving a 1969 Ford
enroute to work at United Piece Dye
Works when he ran off the right shoul
der of the road and overturned. The
accident was discovered at 1 A. M.
It was reported that Mr. Taylor’s car
had been in a ditch earlier and he had
called UPDW saying he would be late
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Ahoskie has a lone defeat in the con
ference, having lost to Gates earlier in
the season. The Aces-Indians contest is
expected to be one of the finest games
in the conference.
The Aces have to get by Ahoskie, Ply
mouth and Gates in the remaining three
Edenton showed little mercy for the
visiting Perquimans Indians last week,
scoring twice in the first 6:15 minutes
Gigi Leary and Raymond Jernigan
each had two TD’s for the Aces and Joe
Bunch ran his string of consecutive extra
points to 11 by booting seven through
the uprights against the Indians.
Leary, one of the hardest running
backs Edenton has fielded in recent
years, scored on a 181 yard run in the
first period and a four-yard pass from
Quarterback Earl Chesson later. The
Leary-Chesson pair acccounted for five
completed passes and 83 yards during
the night. Another one was nullified by
Jernigan, a reserve halfback, put TD’s
back to back on runs of 42 and 37 yards.
He had 96 yards net rushing for the
The defense Edenton fielded against
Perquimans was just as spectacular.
It was late in the fourth period, with
plenty of reserves in the lineup, before
the Aces gave sufficient ground for the
Indians to score.
Defensive standouts included: Larry
Felton, Jay Swicegood, Elliott Harrell,
John Barrow, Sidward Boyce, Jimmy
Overton, Steve Katkaveck, Nathan Pow
ell, Lewis Brothers, Bill Lewis and Elton
James Lee Holley of Tyner, a Negro
frequently in Chowan County District
Court, was given a two-month prison
sentence Tuesday by Judge W. S. Pri
Holley was convicted by Judge Pri
vott of breaking and entering and ma
licious injury to personal property.
Josephine Stokes, charged with larce
ny, was given six months. The sentence
was suspended and the defendant placed
on probation for three years.
Solicitor Wilton Walker prosecuted
the docket and the following other ac
tion was taken:
Larry Regihald Marslender, speeding;
John Thomas Starboard, no operator’s
license; Ray Belch, worthless check; and
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Job By Scott
RALEIGH Gov. Bob Scott has
announced the appointment of James C.
(Pete) Dail, 35, 206 South Oakum Street
Edenton, to the 18-member Advisory
Council for the newly formed State De
partment of Local Affairs.
Dail and the other members of the
council will be sworn in by Apellate
Court Judge W. E. Graham, Jr., at 11
A. M., November 3, in the State Legis
lature Building, Raleigh. They serve at
the pleasure of the governor.
Dail, executive vice-president of Eden
ton Savings and Loan Association, is a
graduate of Benjamin Franklin Account
ing School in Washington, D. C. He is
an Edenton Councilman at Large, past
President of the Edenton Jaycees, and
winner of the 1964 Distinguished Service
Award and was named one of the Out
standing Young Men of America in
He is a member of Edenton Town
He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth,
have three children: Linda, 13, Jim, 11,
and Tom, seven.
The Department of Local Affairs was
formed July 1 by the General Assembly
at the request of Gov. Scott. Its pri
mary function will be to aid and assist
local governments in meeting local needs
by providing technical service and help
in obtaining and utilizing state, federal
and private assistance programs avail
Members of the Advisory Council
are: Clarence E. Lightner of Raleigh;
Ozell K. Beatty of Salisbury: Dail; E. S.
(Jim) Melvin of Greensboro; Robert B.
Spivey of Windsor; Turner A. Cathey
of Canton; Henry M. Milgrom of
Battleboro; Leigh S. Wilson of Raleigh;
Russell S. Newman of Reidsville; Mrs.
William C. Pressly of Raleigh; John T.
Morrisey, Sr., of Raleigh; Dr. John T.
Dees of Burgaw; Rep. Liston B. Ramsey
of Marshall: Sen. Gordon Allen of Rox
boro; W. D. (Bill) Brooks, Jr., of
Whiteville; J. Howard Bunn of Char
lotte; D. Glenn Hodges of Boone: Betty
June Hayes of Hillsborough.
James C. Dail
At Better Roads
The Edenton Jaycees will circulate
highway improvement petitions calling
for immediate construction of a modern
road system for Northeastern North Ca
W. B. Gardner, town administrator,
and the Jaycees directing the campaign,
said the petitions will be available Fri
day night at Hicks Field when Edenton
Aces play the Ahoskie Indians.
The petitions, addressed to Gov. Bob
Scott and the State Highway Commis
sion, urge the placing of particular em
phasis upon highways built to interstate
standards and the four-laning of existing
The public petitions, a project of the
29 Jaycee chapters located within the
Northeast region of the state, will be cir
culated by local club representatives for
30 days and will be placed for public
convenience in local banks, stores and
other accessible locations.
It is anticipated that as many as
250,000 names will be affixed to the pe
titions across the entire section of the
Gardner called attention to the addi
tional two cents per gallon gas tax en
acted by the 1969 General Assembly for
highway improvement, and stated that
the petitions would insure that a fair
share of such funds would be expended
in the immediate vicinity of Edenton and