Volume XXXVI—No. 49.
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CONCERT PRINCIPALS Dr. CUllord
Bair, center, will direct the Albemarle
Choral Society in concerts Sunday and
Monday in Elizabeth City and Eden ton, re
spectively. He is shown here with lour
soloists for the performance. Left to right
are: Mrs. Virginia Lee Bell, William Thorn
and Richard Simmons, all of Elisabeth City,
and Mrs. Nelle Jones of Edenton.
By Choral Society
The first series of Fifth Anniversary
Programs the Albemarle Choral Society
will present Sunday at 8:30 P. M., in
the First Baptist Church of Elizabeth
City, and Monday at 8 P. M., in Eden
ton Baptist Church mark an epoch in
the society’s program of service to talents
in the Albemarle area and highlights
goals of service to fine arts talents in
the years ahead.
Solo and chorister members of the
Northeast, Southwest and College of the
Albemarle Chorale Divisions of the Al
bemarle Choral Society are reminded of
the dress rehearsal with guest instru
mentalists scheduled for this coming Sat
urday at 1:30 P. M., in the First Baptist
Church Auditorium, Elizabeth City.
Members are requested to bring robes
or arrive early enough to be robed and
seated in time for the rehearsal of the
Ceremony of Carols with the harpist at
2 P. M. Following this portion of the
rehearsal, a picture will be taken and
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Chowan Arts Council is sponsoring an
exhibit of Bill Fields’ portraits as high
light of activities here during the Albe
marle Area Arts Council membership
The exhibit will be in Shepard-Pruden
Memorial Library December 9 through
The current mem-
sered by the council to be given at the
Fields is a native of Fayetteville and
a graduate of the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was
the first to take a degree in fine arts.
Immediately after leaving college he was
director of the Federal Art Project Cen
ter in Sanford and later headed the cen
ter in Raleigh.
Since 1944 he has painted portraits
professionally in the Eastern United
States and Europe, having maintained a
studio in New York from 1945 to 1962.
Most of the years 1950 to 1952 were
spent in Europe, chiefly in Italy, where
he painted portraits of many notables,
including the late Pope Pius XII.
He has had one-man shows in Rome,
New York and North Carolina. Since
1955 he has spent a large portion of his
time iq his native state, with headquar
ters in his home near Fayetteville.
New Parking Lot
The -new municipal off-street parking
lot on West King Street is expected to be
opened Monday, according to Town Ad
ministrator W. B. Gardner.
Gardner said street department per
sonnel this week was pouring the en
trance and exit and the graveled lot
would be ready next week.
, The lot will accommodate 50 cars if
they are parked properly. Gardner said
the lot would be surfaced in the spring.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
bership drive, being
pushed in this area
in cooperation with
will culminate De
cember 12 and 13
with an art show
and sale at South
gate Mall in Eliza
beth City. Mem
berships are sl.
prizes are being of-
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Still Alive I jjj
We want to be among th ,t to wel
come Winn-Dixie to the growing busi
ness family in Edenton. The selection
of Northside Shopping Center for a
handsome new store is further evidence
that this is a healthy community.
It was five years ago this week that
we moved our family here to meander
along the Public Parade. Many changes
have taken place, most of them for the
good of all citizens.
Winn-Dixie opened Tuesday morning
without ceremony, brass band or ribbon
And with it Edenton became the 797th
store in the giant chain, said to be among
the 10 largest grocery chains in the coun
try. There are 116 stores in the Ra
leigh Division, which includes the Caro
linas and Virginia.
But Winn-Dixie has not always been
big. The chain began as a single store
in Miami, Fla., in the mid 1920’s and
has grown since then, in the typical Am
Winn-Dixie brings several new fami
lies to Edenton. Among them is George
Drawdy, a young manager. All will be
an asset to the community.
The store is sure to attract new people
to Edenton to shop, not only for gro
ceries but other items as well.
So, Winn-Dixie, welcome aboard.
Here’s hoping you have smooth sailing
for many years to come.
Too Good To Turn Down
If there is one right we still possess,
it is to determine where stories appear
in this newspaper. Never a week passes,
though, that some well-meaning person
doesn’t attempt to usurp this plum of
As an editor we try hard to present
local news in an unbiased manner. We
even, more times than we like to admit,
go beyond the old slogan of “printing
all the news that’s fit to print” and give
birth to some that really falls outside
Too, we still like to think we are the
best judge as to the value of news ar
ticles. This reminds us of the defense
attorney who proudly relates that he
never represented a guilty person. Then
he quickly adds: “Many juries have dis
The following personal note was in
our unattended typewriter Tuesday:
“Please try to print my article on
the front page or somewhere so that the
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Winn-Dixie Opens Store In Northside Center Here
Winn-Dixie, one of the 10 largest food
chains in the country, opened in North
side Shopping Center Tuesday morning
and is now in the midst of a gala grand
George Drawdy is manager of the spa
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HAVING GRAND OPENING—Winn-Dixie epened a new gneery store in NorthsMe
Shipping Center here Tneeday morning and hundreds of local people turned out to view
the store and shop the specials. The picture at left above shows the crowded perk
ing lot shortly after the store epened. .George Drawdy, store manager, right, goes
ever the Top Valne Stamp booklet with William E. Bell, district supervisor. Three de
partment heads are shewn above, left to right: Eddie Petway, produce; Albert Telver
ton, grocery; and James E. Moore, meat. The new store will be open from 9 A. M.
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:on, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 4, 1969
Yule Parade At 4 PM Today
Finishing touches were being put on
plans today (Thursday) for a gala
Christmas Parade here which traditional
ly launches the holiday shopping season.
The parade begins at 4 P. M.
Murray Ashley, chairman for the
sponsoring Edenton - Chowan Rescue
Squad, said units will congregate at 3:30
HARDWARE FOR ACES—Coach Marion Kirby, center, is shown with six mem
bers of the 1969 edition of Edenton Aces, winners of the Eastern 2-A championship.
Seated by their coach are Johnny Barrow, left, and Gigi Leary, right, co-captains. Stand
ing, left to right, are: Steve Katkaveck, Sidward Boyce, Elliott Harrell and Earl Ches
son. These six players were named to the Albemarle Conference team. The trophies
are the one for the conference and one for the eastern title.
Aces Enjoy Big Victory
The celebration in Goldsboro Friday
night could almost be heard in Edenton.
For the Aces had won the Eastern 2-A
championship with a decisive 48-26 win
over South Stanly.
Three trophies have recently been
added to the case at John A. Holmes
High School. The Aces won the 2-A
Albemarle Conference crown, the Eastern
2-A title and the Jayvees also won the
(Elsewhere in The Herald is a story
about the championship game by Bill
Cozart, veteran reporter for The Daily
The Aces were co-Eastern champions
in 1967, having to share the title with
Southern Wayne after a tie game in
Coach Marion Kirby said this week
his team was optimistic about the chances
cious new store, the second unit to open
in the center. Sears became the first
store in the center last April. A Koretiz
ing dry cleaning establishment plans to
open shortly after January 1, 1970, and
construction of a fourth store is expected
P. M., at Hicks Field. The parade will
move along Broad Street to Water Street.
Immediately prior to the parade the
colored lights will be turned on in the
downtown area. Electric department per
sonnel has been busy for several days
putting up the lights and attractive dec
of obtaining the Eastern title this year.
“We knew we had kids capable of being
good players,” he commented. “It took
us some time to get things working to
The coach said Northeastern, the
Eastern 3-A title holder, showed graphic
ally how bad the Aces were failing to
execute some of the fundamentals. “We
started pulling together after that,” he
Until then the Aces were undefeated
in conference play. Coach Kirby said
the team had been winning but hadn’t
played well. “I am real proud of the
way they came back after being humili
ated by Northeastern,” he said. “We
said the defeat wouldn’t hurt so much
after we became Eastern champs.”
The Aces showed signs of getting
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to begin soon.
W. D. Townson owns the complex
which will feature five stores.
Drawdy said Winn-Dixie will be open
from 9 A. M., until 9 P. M., during the
grand opening which is expected to last
for several weeks.
You can now get everything from good
old fashioned molasses to Mexican Tacos
in one single food store here. Winn-
Dixie carries such a variety of merchan
The store, with over 13,000 square
feet of space, is both colorful and con
venient and fully-stocked with every food
item any person could want. The store
is as colorful and as modern and con
venient as modern architecture and in
terior design can allow.
There are wide aisles between the rows
of fully-stocked merchandise with each
row labeled by small signs which hang
from imitation black lamps. Panels of
orange, yellow, purple and green decorate
Even the cash register centers are
colored in these blending, modern shades.
A “Sweet Shop” full of candies is locat
ed at the rear of the store and is dec
orated in purple and light pink.
There are five check-out lan is to pro
vide efficient, fast check-out service.
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Peak Area Employment Is Enjoyed
All activities increased in the Edenton
Employment Security office during the
month of November, according to Neil
E. Thagard, Edenton office manager.
There were 127 new applications from
job seekers. There were 241 persons
referred to 177 job openings and 158
persons were placed on jobs as the result
of these activities. Os these 20 were
Veterans and five were handicapped.
Unemployment Insurance claims con
tinued at a very low figure as nearly all
plants are operating at peak capacity
Here Comes Santa Claus
It has been suggested by the Merch
ants Committee of Edenton Chamber of
Commerce that stores close during the
hour of the parade.
Ashley said approximately 35 units
have been arranged for the parade, in
cluding four bands. Os course, Santa
Claus will ride in the rear of the parade.
Bands from John A. Holmes High
School, D. F. Walker Junior High and
Perquimans High Marching Unit are
scheduled to appear along with the Eliz
abeth City State University group.
A feature will also be the appearance
of the Portsmouth Girls Marching Unit.
Ashley said it now appears that a
good parade has been arranged to open
the holiday shopping season in Edenton.
Wood Given Seat
On County Board
T. B. H. Wood, an official of Darf
Corporation, Monday was named to
Chowan County ABC Board. He will
fill the unexpired term of the late R. F.
Wood will be up for appointment to
a full three-year term in June, 1970.
He joins J. W. Davis and Hector Lupton
on the three-man board.
Wood was one of five people to apply
for appointment. It took Chowan Coun
ty Commissioners and members of Eden
ton-Chowan Board of Education three
ballots to select an appointee.
McDonald Dixon, George Twiddy,
Caswell Edmundson and W. B. Shep
ard were the others to apply. There
were four members of the commissioners
voting and seven members of the school
W. E. Bond was re-elected chairman
of the commissioners and J. Clarence
Leary was re-elected vice chairman.
John Graham was re-appointed county
Commissioners heard a report of the
plan to study the estuaries of North
Carolina, as set by the General Assem
bly. Commissioner C. A. Phillips said
this is important to this area and intro
duced a motion in support of the pro
gram. The motion carried.
Robert Hendrix, county director of so
cial services, told commissioners the
number of cases in his department had
not yet reached the level set in the bud
get. However, he said medical costs are
going up at a rapid rate.
Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin, tax collector,
reported that collections in 1969 had
reached 31.2 per cent, as compared with
29.4 per cent last year.
Tax listers were appointed, upon rec
ommendation of Tax Supervisor Sherlon
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4-H Corn Champs
Bill Monds, 17, recorded the top yield
in the 1969 Chowan County 4-H Corn
Growers Contest and was among those
honored Monday night by Edenton Lions
Club, sponsors of the contest.
Harry Venters, assistant county ex
tension agent, reported the average yield
was 145.2 bushels per acre, a new rec
ord for the contest which started in 1952.
The first year the average yield was 61
bushels and the previous high was 139.7
bushels in 1967.
Monds’ yield was 174.5 bushels and
was one of three officially harvested
yields. Monds, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Preston Monds, was one of two to enter
in the 15 years of age and above group.
Jerry Castelloe won the 13-14 age
group with a yield of 145 bushels.
Miss Robbin Jordan, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Jordan, won in the
group of 4-H’ers between the ages of
nine and 12. Her officially harvested
yield was 166 bushels.
and retail stores are using extra help
for the holiday season. There were 349
weeks of unemployment insurance pro
cessed by the Edenton office during the
month and more than 200 of the claims
taken were outside Chowan County.
On or near December 15 courses will
begin in Edenton for automobile me
chanics and farm equipment mechanics.
These courses will be under the Man
power Development Training Act. Any
person interested in this training is urged
to contact the Employment Office at 709
North Broad Street, Edenton.
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