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EVERYONE ENJOYS A PARADE!—TIib pictorial study shows
graphically the success of last week’s annual Christmas Parade
through downtown Edenton. It had all necessary ingredients, in
cluding frigid weather. At left, Steve Hampton enjoys (?) hold
ing his five-year-old daughter, Stephanie, for a better look at
what's passing in review. The group above shows, from left,
Os Roosters, And Hens
Put a couple of Roosters together and
things can get mighty tough. But
sprinkle generously with an equal num
ber of Hens and generally things are
brought back into proper perspective.
Let’s hope this is what happens Sat
urday night. The Roosters are taking
the Hens out.
It is the holiday season and Jack
Habit, the exhaustedest Rooster in the
lot, has called a meeting of the clan. He
calls on his colleagues to rest up a couple
of days for the 6:30 o’clock socializing
at the Jaycee Building on Base Road.
If -they survive the preliminaries;,dinner
will be served about (?) 8.
* And if you hear any crowing early
Sunday you can rest assured it won’t be
from the Habit chain of Roosters and
Let's Close Some Gates
' Schedules are satiated. On every
front one thing or another vies for one’s
time. Choices must be made to satisfy
the individual hunger for relaxation,
knowledge, culture, etc.
The race is on, as never before. So
ciety is caught in a vicious cycle where
if one stops to ponder his fate he might
be left behind. Which really isn’t as bad
as it might seem.
There were at least two worthwhile
events along The Public Parade early
this week. Neither received the com
munity support deserved.
Although well' publicized, Monday’s
concert by Albemarle Choral Society at
Edenton Baptist Church drew a disap
pointing number. Those who attended,
however, were not disappointed. Dr.
Clifford Bair, Mr. Music in Northeast
ern North Carolina, had put together a
45-minute program of excellence.
It must have been disappointing for
those who had put forth so much effort;
even a little embarrassing considering
East Carolina’s String Ensemble had
joined the local talent.
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Chowan Academy has been approved
by the State Department of Public In
struction as a noil-public school.
The school, now in its second year,
has 145 students in grades one through
eight. Miss Minnie Hollowell is head
Carroll Evans, chairman of the board
of the private school, said this weekend
an extra effort will be put forth to bring
to fruitful conclusion a funds drive for
The academy has been engaged in a
drive to pay for a new classroom build
ing necessary to house the additional
grades as well as renovate some of the
existing building at Rocky Hock.
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Volume XXXVI—No. 50.
Newborns Will Benefit
Hospital Adds To Service
Chowan Hospital is now equipped to
give phototherapy to jaundice newborns,
according to Dr. James Slade, chief of
Dr. Slade said the hospital has pur
chased an Olympic Bili-Lite, the latest
equipment available for phototherapy.
It has been proven that phototherapy
Honor For Aces
To the victor goes the spoils, so the
In this case, the rewards for the vic
torious Edenton Aces will be steaks.
Six Edenton firms have joined hands
to fete the Eastern 2-A football cham
pions, their coaches and school officials
Sunday night at Edenton Restaurant.
The feast will begin at 6:30 P. M.
Sponsors of the banquet include:
George Chevrolet Company, First Na
tional Bank of Eastern North Carolina,
Mitchener’s Pharmacy, Belk Tyler,
Edenton Furniture, and Peoples Bank &
HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT—Dr. Junes Slade, center, demonstrates the new Olym
pic Bili-Lite for phototherapy of Jaundice newborns at Chowan Hospital to Mrs. Barbara
Cale, director of nurses, and Thomas Surratt, administrator. Dr. Slade is chief of pea
diatries at the hospital.
Perquimans Motorist Loses To State Patrol, Judge
A 20-year-old motorist from Perquim
ans County discovered in Chowan Coun
• ty District Court here Tuesday it doesn’t
pay to attempt to out-distance a State
Reginald Spivey Winslow, Route 1,
Belvidere, was convicted of hit and run
driving by Judge Fentress Horner of
Elisabeth City. Involved was a high
way patrol cruiser operated by Trooper
Y. Z. Newberry of Perquimans County.
Winslow was sentenced to 90 days.
through the crowd a pesky clown, i. e. Magistrate Thomas H.
Shepard, marching along with the Perquimans County Marching
Unit, and the prize-winning Edenton Woman’s float. The other
picture is that of the most popular man of the holiday season as
he made his way along the route.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 11, 1969
is effective in preventing the accumula
tion of excess serum bilirubin in new
borns and also in reducing excessive
bilirubin levels. This mode of treat
ment in many instances obviated the
need for exchange transfusions, which are
time consuming, expensive and involve
an estimated incidence of morality of
from 1 per cent to 4 per cent.
For phototherapy, the infant, either
in an incubator or bassinet, is placed un
der a light hood and exposed continuous
ly to artificial light for a period of 12 to
144 hours after birth.
In the past, jaundice newborns have
had to be sent to Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City for exchange transfusions.
The hospital there has also recently pur
chased equipment for phototherapy.
Mrs. Barbara Cale, director of nurses
at Chowan Hospital, said in the past six
months there have been at least six jaun
dice newborns in the local hospital.
Thomas Surratt, hospital administra
tor, said the hospital is pleased to add
this new piece of equipment which im
proves the effectiveness of the local
However, it was suspended upon pay
ment of sj>oo fine and costs. He was
also ordered not to drive for 12 months.
The defendant was arrested following
a chase through Perquimans County and
the wreck in this county on November
29. He was driving a 1968 Chevrolet
and faces charges of excessive speed in
Perquimans County District Court.
Traffic violations accounted for the
bulk of cases called by Solicitor Wilton
Walker during the regular court session.
Byrum Is Pushing
For Bond Election
Further delay in calling for a bond
issue to improve and extend the water
and sewer system could push the cost
out of reach, Edenton Town Council
learned Tuesday night.
The project, including a much needed
elevated storage tank, is expected to cost
nearly sl-million. The town has ap
plied for a $325,000 federal grant.
W. B. Gardner, town administrator,
said Rep. Walter B. Jones of the First
District is seeking release of the funds
for Edenton and announcement is ex
However, he said the town’s share in
the project would be around $600,000.
The issuance of revenue bonds is out of
the question, he said.
Gardner gave councilmen copies of
cost estimates by J. N. Pease & Asso
ciates, engineers, which showed a con
siderable increase since the initial esti
mates of May, 1968.
Mayor George Alma Byrum said with
the scheduled increase in water and sew
er rates and what.is anticipated from
the local option sales tax, the water and
sewer improvement bonds could be re
paid without any increase in taxes.
He said it is imperative the town move
ahead with plans for the bond election.
With costs increasing almost daily the
price could move out of reach soon.
He said it is “something we have got
William H. Bunch
Accepts New Job
\\ illiam H. Bunch, 1 YVestover
Heights, has resigned as cashier of Peo
ples Bank & Trust Company here to ac
cept a position with First National Bank
of Eastern North Carolina.
Bunch, 30, will become assistant mana
ger of First National’s Mt. Olive branch
The young banker has been with Peo
ples for more than six years, the last two
of which he has served as cashier. His
first position with the bank was as a
Bunch is immediate past president of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce and is
a member of Edenton Jaycees. He is al
so a member of Chowan Golf & Country
Club and last year was club champion.
Busily at work, the music department
at John A. Holmes High School is pre
paring for the annual Christmas Concert
to be held at 8 P. M., December 18 in
the school auditorium.
The Glee Club will present selections
from the Christmas “Messiah”. Other
choice Christmas selections will be per
formed by the school band, whose mem
bers are working very hard to give the
public a top performance.
Judge Horner took the following ac
Howard Perry White, speeding, SSO
fine and costs.
Earl Clingman Dail, reckless driving,
60 days, suspended upon payment of
SIOO fine and costs. Notice of appeal
entered and bond set at $l5O.
Edward Leroy Watson, drunk driving,
90 days, suspended upon payment of
$l5O fine and costs and not drive for 12
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to do to continue to grow” when speak
ing of the improvements and extensions
The mayor also called the water and
sewer rate increase “relatively small”
compared with the cost of operation of
this department. He said the increase is
past due and added: “It is certainly
Mayor Byrum called on councilmen
to explain the necessity for the increase
wherever possible and have a united
Gardner told the council Donald Bal
zer, urban renewal consultant, had found
the town lacking in possible credits
toward a project. It was estimated the
town’s share of one project would be a
cash outlay of about $250,000. This
would be over a four to five-year period.
He said Balzer was to study a new
A new taxi fare increase was approved.
Beer and wine permits were approved
for E. J. Boyce, Jr., and Winn-Dixie.
Gardner reported the town could ob
tain $2,396.48 in equipment for the po
lice department for $958 through cooper
ation with a federal grant. The purchase
He also reported 17 abandoned cars
have been moved from the town and 22
others are in the process of being moved.
Here Jan. 1
The Board of Public YVorks here to
day announced a water rate increase,
which will be effective January 1. The
new rate will combine the water and
sewer billing into one item.
The increase, the first since 1962, has
been brought about by the increased cost
of maintenance and operation of the sys
tem, and also by the immediate need
for expansion of the town’s water sup
ply and storage and of distribution and
The cost of this expansion project,
which includes a 500,000 gallon elevat
ed storage tank, is approximately $900,-
000, with a federal grant of $325,000
Chairman Jesse L. Harrell stated that
“while an increase is justifiable only
from the point of view of increased op
eration cost, it has been made absolutely
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Col. Henry E.
E Kendall, chairman,
N. C. Employment
will be the guest
(Thursday) at the
regular meeting of
the Edenton Rotary
Club. The meeting
will be held at St.
Paul’s Parish House
Thagard, ESC man
k end all a g er here, will intro
duce the speaker.
Meet On Housing
A second meeting to discuss low-rent
public housing in the rural areas of
Northeastern North Carolina will be held
Wesley B. Cullipher, economic devel
oper with Economic Improvement Coun
cil, said John B. Sams, HUD representa
tive from Atlanta Regional Office, will
explain the program to commissioners at
11 A. M., in Elizabeth City and at 3
P. M., in Edenton. The meetings will
be held at the Pasquotank'and Chowan
court houses respectp- *' \
An earlier was called by
Cullipher in October and sufficient in
terest has been shown to warrant this
second conference, he noted.
Frank Emory of the N. C. Depart
ment of Local Affairs, will also be pres
ent to explain the need for a public hous
ing program in the rural areas.
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