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INNOVATIONS IN SCHOOLS-A number of teach
ing innovations are now being tested in Edenion-
Chowan Schools. A1 Swain School a Comprehensive
School Improvement Project is being demonstrated by
two teams of teachers. Shown above is Carroll Gould,
a team leader, with Mrs. Ruby Bond, Mrs. Edith Walker
and Miss Mary L. Copeland as they discuss the pro
gram. In the other picture, Miss Gene Tomlinson,
right, is shown with teachers in a Large Room Project
at White Oak School. They are Mrs. Roberta Banks,
left, and Mrs. Maryann Bunch. (See Public Parade).
Returns To Scene
An unsuspecting local businessman
unintentionally turned auto thief Mon
day. The lady who lost her car in
downtown Edenton also recovered it
from the apologetic and embarrassed
The businessman, who works outside
the central business district, drove down
town. When he had finished his chores,
he got into a car he thought was his and
drove off. The lady coming from a
store saw the back of her car going up
Broad Street. She hailed a policeman
to report the theft.
A few blocks away the motorist saw
a pocketbook in the car. It was then
he realized it wasn’t his car. He rushed
back downtown looking for the parking
space from which he had gotten the car.
The owner was waiting. She learned
a lesson Police Chief J. D. Parrish has
been teaching for years—don’t leave the
keys in your car.
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Innovations In Education
While every week should be education
week, Edenton-Chowan Schools are join
ing other educational institutions through
the nation in observance of American
It is a wonderful opportunity for par
ents who need an excuse to visit local
schools and find out what is happening.
First hand information will tend to kill
Miss Jean Tomlinson, director of ele
mentary education, is extremely pleased
with at least three innovations in the
system. A Comprehensive School Im
provement Project is underway at Swain
School; a Track English Program at
Holmes School; and Large Room Team
Teaching at White Oak School.
These and many other school programs
can be viewed by parents when the
schools welcome visitors. White Oak
will be open to visitors Thursday and
Friday and Chowan anytime this week.
The Swain School project was con
ceived as an opportunity to improve
“the teaching and learning of reading,
writing and arithmetic.” It has opened
doors to experimentation with teacher
planning, team teaching, individualized
instruction, purposeful use of instruc
tional media, and teacher assessment and
evaluation for improvement.
The seven teachers of the sixth grade
at Swain have set up two teams for
working and planning together. They
have set as their objectives to relate
music, art, and social studies in such a
way that the student’s life is enriched,
his cultural horizons widened, and hu
man sympathies are quickened.
They say: “We plan to bring our
groups together once each week to share
students’ research work and, to share
with each other the job of singing to
gether songs of many lands. Through
these efforts children can share the
timeless feelings of people the world
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Yule Parade Scheduled December 3
A gala parade will formally open the
holiday shopping season here Wednes
day, December 3. Parade time will be
4 P. M.
Alton Clark, chairman of the Merch
ants Committee, announced that Eden
fton-Chowan Rescue Squad will sponsor
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Focus On Drugs Is Late
North Carolina’s top law enforcement
officer declared Monday night the crash
program being waged against dangerous
drugs may be too late. “We might as
well start building hospitals,” said SBI
Director Charles Dunn.
Speaking to a Ruritan Club Ladies’
Night crowd at Rocky Hock Community
Building, Director Dunn said the mis
use of drugs is already a serious prob
lem and one which has the potential of
He said law enforcement agencies
alone cannot solve the problem. They
must enlist the assistance of the home,
schools, churches and community if any
success is to be achieved, he said.
Dunn estimated that between 25 per
cent and 40 per cent of students on col
lege campuses in North Carolina have
experimented with drugs.
No area is immune to the drug prob
lem, he declared. He added that there
RURITAN BANQUET SBI Director
Charles Dunn, seated left, is shown with
other principals at a joint Ruritan meeting
Monday night at Reeky Hock. Seated next
to Dunn is Judge W. S. Privott. Standing,
left to right, ere: Ralph Ward, Sheriff Troy
Toppin and Lloyd Wayne Evans.
Mayor George Alma Byrum called on
citizens to put forth an extra effort to
assist veterans returning from Vietnam
and asked the question: “Can we ever
repay in full the debt to the veterans of
Speaking from the steps of Edenton
Municipal Building on a cloudless Vet
erans Day observance here, the mayor
used the occasion to encourage people
to do his part in aiding veterans find
employment. He said they left families
and jobs to serve and fight for the coun
try. “This coming year 750,000 will
return to civilian life, and most of them
will find jobs without our help,” he said.
“However, last year more than 100,000
veterans experienced some difficulty in
The mayor said the Korean War and
the Vietnam War did not and cannot
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The committee further recommends
that stores begin remaining open nightly
until 8:30 o’clock beginning Wednesday,
Merchants are being asked to observe
a two-day Christmas holiday, December
25 and December 26.
Santa Claus will again be the principal
figure in the parade and prizes will be
given to the top three units. Anyone
who desires to enter a unit in the pa
rade or who needs additional informa
tion should contact Ashley; 482-3111.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 13, 1969
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had been some reports from this area.
"As close as you are to Norfolk I’d bet
they t the reports) can be substantiated,”
Dunn cast aside his prepared remarks
at one point to make a pitch for more
recognition of law enforcement officers.
“Law enforcement officers are the most
discriminated against group in the state,”
Dunn said. “They have long hours,
work for low pay and lack the available
The speaker said the mixing ot drugs
and alcohol is becoming a problem. A
person can be highly intoxicated and it
will not show up on the breathalizer.
“The drug problem is not going to
go away,” he asserted. “What might
start out as a trip to paradise may end
up in the cemetery.”
Dunn said the SBI has increased the
size of the staff working on drugs and
most field agents arc spending a great
deal of their time on the problem. Yet,
as he said this is but one problem l-sw
enforcement must face. Murders, gangs,
and safecracking continue in the state
and without the cooperation of the citi
zens no headway will be experienced
against those who commit crimes.
The speaker was introduced by Dis
trict Court Judge W. S. Privott of Eden
Sheriff Troy Toppin was chairman
of the program committee for Chowan
and Ryland Ruritan Clubs. The Wil
liams Family entertained with religious
songs before and after the featured
ELIZABETH CITY—A pretty and
talented high school senior from Eden
ton placed third in the Miss Elizabeth
City beauty pageant at S. L. Sheep Au
ditorium here Monday night.
Miss Ginna Jones, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce F. Jones, 201 Blount
Street, placed behind Miss Debbie Stokes
of Kitty Hawk and Miss Debbie Bate
man, Route 4, Elizabeth City.
Miss Stokes will represent Elizabeth
City in the state contest to pick Miss
North Carolina of 1970.
Miss Jones sang and played the piano
in the talent portion of the contest. She
is a popular senior at John A. Holmes
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PREPARE FOR PRODUCTION Six of
Ihe 28 membars who make up tho cast of
Edenion'i Child ran'* Theater's first produc
tion are shown here during rahaarsal for
'Tha Emparor'i Naw Clothes." Standing,
left to right, ara: Sandy Davis, Ginna
Jonas, Bud Holmas and Miriam Bissette.
In front ara Jon Baxley and Slava Kaatc-.
Mrs. Jana Holmas is diractirg tha play to
ha given at 8 P. M. Norambar 20 and 2:30
P. M. November 22 at John A. Holmas High
For Public Housing
The development program for Eden
ton Housing Authority’s 100 units of
low-rent public housing has been ap
proved by the Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
The local authority Tuesday executed
an annual contributions contract with
the U. S. Government for the project,
estimated to cost $1,810,950. This con
tract calls for construction to begin by
June 1, 1970.
Jack F. Habit, local authority chair
man, said the authority anticipates an
earlier construction date for 70 regular
and 30 elderly units. The architects are
now working on final drawings to be
submitted to HUD in Atlanta, Ga., for
The local project was approved by
the Town of Edenton on December 12,
1967. Housing authority bonds will be
sold to finance the project and will be
amortized over a 40-year period at no
cost to the town.
Four sites have been selected by the
BHEETZ AND BRADFIELD/jnCsSWWWBSwTISft'bTt ATED
Artists Rendering of Duplex Unit of Low-Rent Public Rousing
Designed for Edenton Housing Authority by Sheetz & Bradfield of
Atlanta , Ga.
Aces Going Now For Big Crown
The Edenton Aces won the 2-A Albe
marle Conference title at Gates last
week and meet Camp Lejeune here Fri
day in the first' round of playoffs lead
ing to the Eastern Championship.
Camp Lejeune is winner of the Coastal
Plain Conference title.
Game time at Hicks Field is 8 P. M.
Northern Nash and Clayton tangle
for the right to play the winner of the
Edenton-Camp Lejeune contest.
Edenton went through the conference
schedule undefeated. They played host
to mighty Northeastern of Elizabeth City
earlier in the year and suffered their
The Aces played their most impressive
ELIZABETH CITY Plans have
been completed for the first series of
Fifth Anniversary programs which will
be presented by The Albemarle Choral
Society during the 1969-70 season.
The series will open with a program
consisting of a group of favorite chorus
es from major choral works the society
has performed on winter concerts since
1964 when the society was organized.
This will be followed by an instru
mental interlude played by a string en
semble from East Carolina University
under the direction of Prof. Paul Topper.
The last part of the program will be
devoted to a performance of Benjamin
Britten’s well known “Ceremony of
Carols”, featuring harp accompaniments
and interludes by Miss Marian Harding,
solo artist with the Norfolk Symphony
and airs by soprano and tenor soloist
members of the society.
The first program of the series will
be presented in the First Baptist Church,
Elizabeth City on Sunday, December 7
at 8:30 P. M. and will be repeated the
following night in the Edenton Baptist
Church at 8 P. M. The public is
cordially invited to attend both events.
A special section of the church audi
torium will be reserved for donors who
have contributed to the' society’s organ
fund. Future anniversary events plan
ned by the society include area presen
tations of Haydn’s stirring Oratorie,
“The Creation” scheduled for March and
completely staged performances of the
comic opera, “Martha” by Von Flotow,
produced jointly by The COA Chorale
and Satyrs, the fore part of May.
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local authority and approved by HUD.
Site acquisition is expected to begin as
soon as appraisals are reviewed and ap
proved by HUD.
Sheetz and Bradfield of Atlanta are
architects and engineers for the project
here. They have designed units in keep
ing with the local architecture. The
units are said to be the most traditional
design yet in the field of low-rent pub
The units will be total electric and
be equipped with stoves and refrigera
Habit was re-elected chairman of the
authority for the next year and George
W. Lewis was elected vice chairman. L.
F. Amburn, Jr., was re-elected secretary
and serves as executive director. C. A.
Benson, A. C. Hudson and Rev. E. C.
Alexander are other authority members.
Donald Balzer of Roanoke, Va., urban
renewal consultant for the Town of
Edenton, met with the authority to dis
game of the season at Gates, winning
42-0. It was a game where the Edenton
offense and defense combined to turn
in an almost flawless game.
Going into the contest, highly rated
Gates had lost only to Williamston. But
the Aces took the opening kickoff and
drove 68 yards for the score. The alert
Aces turned three pass interceptions and
a blocked punt into TD’s.
Coach Marion Kirby went again with
Earl Chesson at quarterback and the
nifty back played his most impressive
game. He scored three times on line
plunges. Halfback Mike Lamb ac
counted for one score on a 26-yard run
and Chesson threw a TD pass to Steve
Katkaveck. Joe Bunch, a sophomore
kicking star, booted six extra points.
The alert defense, headed by co-cap
tain Johnny Barrow, smothered the
Rams, never allowing them to get an
attack under way. The fierce rushing
of the Aces kept the Rams flustered and
limited Gates to minus five yards on
the ground. Elliott Harrell, Katkaveck,
Larry Felton, Sidward Boyce and Jay
Swicegood all had good nights.
A consultant’s report on prime areas
for urban renewal projects in the Town
of Edenton is expected to be received
within two weeks. And the Town Coun
cil will retain responsibility for the pro
gram at the present time.
The council’s continued involvement
in urban renewal at the initial stages
was recommended by a committee of
councilmen appointed by Mayor George
Councilman W. H. Hollowed said after
discussing the program with Donald Bal
zer of Roanoke, Va., urban renewal con
sultant for the town, it was decided the
closer council worked with the program
the more successful it would te.
He indicated that at some future date
the council might want Edenton Housing
Authority to execute an application for
the project designated by council.
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner
said he and Town Attorney W. J. P.
Earnhardt, Jr. were working on a pirn to
collect back taxes and assessments. He
also said the town might have to go to
court to get the Hobowsky property
cleaned up. “’ll* property is a dis-