Volume XXXVI—No. 43 public parade 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 jjL I IluHI , kv~ ■ ‘ KiSt 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 Saturday. 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.” “What?” “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 Overheard: “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 town.” 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 CoetiniMd on Pago Poor THE CHOWAN HERALD RIHBiHi i I | Up- i II HUP 1 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 single accidents. 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 Road. 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 lina. 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 Central Region. 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 Assembly. 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 past year. 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. tMj -w®-. & m % 4? -ft I 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. 01 O ■ i ■ - 9 U ■ " 11 ” Jka * i E3 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 ganizations. 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 Albemarle Conference. 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 son. 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. tr¥i * JL2 iLJLI Single Copy 10 Cents. Rescue Squad with minor injuries. Damage to the two vehicles was placed at $1,150. 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 his life. 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 Continued on Page Four 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 games, Edenton showed little mercy for the visiting Perquimans Indians last week, scoring twice in the first 6:15 minutes of play. 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 a penalty. 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 night. 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 Bond. Holley Convicted 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 vott. 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 Continued om Pag* root Dail Named To Advisory 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 1965. He is a member of Edenton Town Council. 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 able. 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 Petitions Aimed At Better Roads The Edenton Jaycees will circulate highway improvement petitions calling for immediate construction of a modern road system for Northeastern North Ca rolina. 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 routes. 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 state. 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 Chowan County.