Urban - Rural Alliance Proposed
Opportunity In East Cited
The future course of Eastern North
Carolina will be charted by the people’s
ability to adapt to change, to drink from
the spring of opportunity and to work
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CONSERVATION RALLY HERE—Tom Willi* of Farmville, sealed in photo at left,
spoke Tuesday night to several hundred people attending the 14th annual Northeastern
Area Conservation Rally held at Edenton Jaycee Community Building. With Willis are,
left to right: G. L. Winchester, president, N. C. Association of Soil ard Water Con
servation Districts: L. C. Bunch of Edenton. area president and former state president,
and Mayor George Alma Byrum. The picture at right shows a portion of the 18-county
“Chowan-White Oak PTA Is Dis
continued” is the headline in last week’s
edition of the Chowanian of Chowan
The story pointed out “lack of inter
est and support” resulted in a 33-13
vote to bury the organization. There
were 23 parents and 33 teachers at the
November 3 meeting.
Agreed, the Parent-Teacher Associa
tion may have served its usefulness.
On the state-level it has' become such
a pressure group the United Forces for
Education stops to listen.
Nevertheless there must be some
means by which parents can become in
terested and give support to education.
The Governor’s Committee on Education
called for a "Task Force”. Supt. Craig
Phillips spent considerable 'flffieat the
first “Task Force” meeting to stress
the business community oriented group
was not to be a lobby force. But before
the General Assembly adjourned the
Task Force was out of breath.
The professional people and the lay
men must square with each other. When
the layman, who picks up the bulk of
the check, is fed information of some
substance instead of only pablum when
tax time rolls around, then maybe he
will rediscover both “interest and sup
It doesn’t take dollars and cents to
get interest and support. Maybe this is
why the professional educators don’t
know how to bring it off.
/* Our Linen Clean?
SBI Director Charles Dunn made a
forceful speech in Chowan County last
week about the dangerous drug people
in North Carolina. The fact that he
admitted law enforcement may have
showed up too late is most frightening.
The youthful director threw out to
his audience that reports had come to
him of drug experimentation about high
school students in this area. He said
he would put his money on those who
thought the reports had foundation.
We read with sometimes little interest
what is happening on the outside. But
here? Yes, Director Dunn said no com
munity is immune to the problem.
And it’s before the abuse of danger
ous drugs gets widespread that action
must be taken.
For quite a while now, the use of
marijuana has been touted in some circles
as harmless diversion that can provide
a stimulating new experience.
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Progress Is Made
The Tames Iredell Association has
launched a membership campaign and
Mrs. Wood Privott, president, reports to
members the progress of this group dur
ing the past year.
Mrs. Privott poiats out in a recent
letter that as a part of Historic Eden
ton, Inc., over 3,000 tourists have visited
the Iredell House during the past year.
Thp Iredell, Barker and Cupola as
sociations, in cooperation with Chowan
County and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
formed Historic Edenton three years ago
to promote tourism in the area. Their
efforts have been singled out by many
A course other than this, says Tom
Willis, head of the TW»*-tment of Na
tional Resources at S Uni
versity, means the b gig of the 21st
Century will find th» o T tragically out
Volume XXXVI—No. 47.
Chowan County’s teen-agers, who rep
resent a larger proportion of the local
population than ever, have become a
consumer group to be reckoned with.
Atl estimated $1,648,000 a year is
being spent by them for clothing, rec
ords, beauty supplies, radios, paperbacks,
snacks, and for their various other needs
The findings are based upon facts and
figures gathered by the Institute of Life
Insurance, the Rand Youth Poll and
others, covering the nation as a whole.
They show that America’s teen-agers
now have a personal income of more
than S2O billion a year, which includes
their weekly allowances and their after
school earnings—from baby sitting, lawn
mowing and other jobs. Back in 1950,
byway of comparison, they had only $5
billion to spend.
Those in the 16 to 19 age group are
the wealthiest. Boys in this bracket av
erage $18.35 a week, says Rand, and
girls, $19.50. The younger children have
much less - boys $5.65 and girls, $5.80.
On this basis, in Chowan County,
where there are some 2,060 teen-agers
at present, it amounts to approximately
$1,648,000 a year.
This is an amount of buying power
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A ground instrument instruction school
begins December 2 at Edenton Municipal
The course has been arranged by the
College of the Albemarle and Education
Committee of Edenton Chamber of Com
N. J. George, committee chairman,
said the 40-hour course will be taught
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those
seeking additional information should
contact the chamber of commerce.
By Iredell Group
Iredell association, Mrs. Privott says
that as the result of memberships, grants,
and other sources the association has
been successful in placing a few authen
tic pieces of furniture iq the house along
with some loans.
“While the interior has been improved,
there is still much to be done to make
the house appropriately reflective of
James Iredell, who served as attorney
general of Forth Carolina and associate
justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, hav
ing received his appointment in 1790
from Geqrge Washington,” she writes.
She points out that the furnishing of
the remains the responsibility of
of step with other areas and possibly
experiencing economic destruction.
Willis, speaking here Tuesday night
at the 14th annual Conservation Rally
of the Northeastern Area, cited statis
tics which he said shows people in East
ern North Carolina must, willingly or
unwillingly, adapt to change.
He said if anything has been learned
from past experience it is that there is
“nothing automatic about the great
American dream.” “Those of us who
want to achieve meaningful progress will
have to work for it,” he added.
Willis predicted that the rural farm
population in North Carolina will de
cline from' 800,000 to less than 100,000
between the year of 1960 and 2000.
Meanwhile, Willis said at no time in
history has the opportunity been great
er to attract growth into the rural areas.
“The affluence of our economy and
growth of the national population,
coupled with more liberal vacation poli
cies, offer many of our rural areas on
the coast and in the mountains the best
opportunities ever for developing our
tourist industry,” he said
The speaker called for an “Alliance
for Action”—an alliance between the
rural people and the smaller communi-
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 20, 1969
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Thomas H. Shepard, Jr.
Thomas Hoskins Shepard, Jr., Pem
broke Circle, is Chowan County’s nomi
nee for a coveted Morehead Scholarship
to the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. He is a senior at John A.
Holmes High School.
Shepard, son of Mr .and Mrs. T. H.
Shepard, Sr., was selected for the com
petition by the Chowan Morehead Com
mittee. W. H. Hollowell, Jr., is chair
The award is valued at $2,100 per
year and is based not on financial need
but potential leadership. Shepard will
be interviewed next in the district and
approximately six out of 23 will be se
lected as nominees. The majority of the
group selected on the district level will
be presented awards by the central
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PLAN MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN—Mn. Nelson Cheer*. executive director o< Albo
ntvU Arts Council, is shown in her office here going over plans for an extensive mem
bership campaign in Chowan and Sevan other area counties with E. C. Toppin. chairman
of a Joyces committee working on the prelect Toppin said his group hopes to secure
3,000 memberships locally. Story on page 4, fids section.
• THEATER PRODUCTION—'The Chowan Herald roving photographer dropped
l “ M?nd»T night on dress rehearsal for this week's Edenton Little Theater production
of The Emperor's New Clothes" which launches the establishment of a Children's
Theater here. Mrs. Jane Holmes, director, took rime out to pose with John Becker, little
theater president and one of the leaders in set construction and decoration. Nathan
Owens, producer, was hard at work putting finishing touches on a set. In the audi
ence was Blount Shepard, one of the 28 cast members, doing his school work while
awaiting his turn on the stage. The play opens at 8 P. M. Thursday in the Holmes
Auditorium and repeats at 2:30 P. M. Saturday. More pictures on page 7 this section
Two More For Crown
Aces In Post Season Scrap
The second round of Eastern 2-A
Championship playoffs will be held at
8 P. M., Friday in Ficklen Stadium in
Greenville. The Edenton Aces will go
against Northern Nash with the winner
going into the finals on November 28.
Edenton Coach Marion Kirby said
Approval Is Given
To Building Loan
The I T . S. Government has approved
a $1,810,950 construction loan for Eden
ton Housing Authority, according to an
announcement by Rep. Walter B. Jones
of the First District.
Rep. Jones said approval of the loan
to construct 100 low-rent public housing
units in Edenton came Friday. Thirty
of the units are designed for elderly
The congressman’s announcement was
followed by a telegram from Lawrence
M. Cox, assistant secretary, Department
of Housing and Urban Development, to
Jack Habit, chairman of the local au
Edenton Housing Authority last week
executed an Annual Contributions Con
tract with the government which insured
financing of the project. The construc
tion loan will now allow the authority to
option sites for the units.
Habit said the local authority has
been working toward erection of low
rent public housing for about two years.
While the contracts with the govern
ment require construction to begin by
June 1, 1970, Habit said the authority
is looking toward breaking ground at
an earlier date.
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scouting reports show the Aces’ foe to
be big and fast. They defeated Clayton
last week 21-14.
The Aces themselves were most im
pressive in the second half last week
as they came from behind to beat Camp
Lejeune, 35-12. Mike Lamb turned in
a sterling performance, scoring three
Edenton was shocked on the opening
series of downs when the Devil Pups
took the kickoff and went the distance
for a 6-0 lead. The Aces couldn’t get
together in the first quarter but managed
to pull together in the second period to
go into the dressing room at halftime
with a 7-6 lead.
The outstanding play of linebacker
Elliott Harrell kept the Pups from go
ing ahead in the first stanzas until the
Aces could muster an offensive threat—a
Lamb scored three times, once on a
32-yard run, another from a yard out.
and a third on a fine catch from Quar
terback Earl Chesson. He posted a
47-yard punt return that set up Eden
ton’s first score and had a total of 147
yards rushing for the night.
Chesson scored the first TD for Eden
ton from four yards out. Joe Bunch,
who is reminding Edenton fans of the
kicking of Bill Mitchener, put through
his first of five perfect placements
Gigi Leary, running hard as usual,
scored the other Edenton TD from two
and one-half yards out in the final
‘Big’ Court Set
Fourteen cases involving drunk driv
ing appear on the calendar for Chowan
County Superior Court which opens on
Monday with Judge Rudolph I Mintz
of Wilmington presiding.
Solicitor Herbert Small of Elizabeth
City has set the calendar and returned
it to Mrs. Lena M. Leary, county clerk
of court. There are 37 cases on the
The cases in which James Leary is
charged with burglary, intent to commit
rape and assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to kill is calendared for trial
Solicitor Small has put the case in
which Mrs. Naomi Tillett, a local teach
er charged with assaulting a student, on
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