** r Many Programs Scheduled Sunday
Churches In Edenton Prepare For Christmas
Churches in the area begin special ac
tivities for the Christmas season this
weekend with a variety of programs be
The programs range from a simple
choir-congregation sing at Immanuel
Baptist Church, to a festival of lessons
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A WORK OF ART —Another Christnus
and another door decoration at the office
of Dr. R. N. Hines, Jr., on South Broad
Street. Miss Jean Peele, office assistant
to the local dentist, each year paints an at
tractive scene which tends to liven up the
lower end of the block.
Long Illness Fatal
To Mr. Elliott, 58
Frank W. Elliott, 115 Blount Street,
died Saturday at Chowan Hospital fol
lowing an illness of several months. He
Mr. EHiott was a prominent
businessman, being president of Elliott
Company at the time of his death.
Frank Wood Elliott was born Janu
ary 3, 1911, son of the late W. O. El
liott, Sr., and Addie Shannonhouse El
He was married to Mrs. Esther H.
Elliott, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers: W. O.
Elliott, Jr., of Edenton; and George S.
Elliott of Huntsville, Ala.
He was a member of the Christian Sci
ence Church in Boston, Mass.
Graveside services were held at 3
P. M., Sunday with Rev. E. L. Earn
hardt in charge. Burial was in Beaver
Pallbearers were: Bill Wells, Watson
Bell, Percy Satterfield, Henry Bunch,
C. A. Phillips, Leo Katkaveck, George
Twiddy and E. L. Wells.
For the next two weeks, The Chowan
Herald will be published on a holiday
schedule. The newspaper of December
25 and January 1 will be printed on
December 23 and December 30, respec
All news copy for these editions must
be in the office by 10 A. M., Tuesday
in order to be included. Ad copy must
be submitted by Monday afternoon.
This holiday schedule is to enable
advertisers to receive maximum benefit
of their items and to allow The Herald
employees additional time to enjoy the
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and carols at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, and Christmas open com
munion at Edenton Me *§= t Church.
Ministers of area chi 6 ? are plan
ning messages from theii 55 active pul
pits Sunday dealing wii %4' birth of
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Here is a partial schi m os events
compiled from ministers *3 o could be
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EDENTON METHODISI " ' RCH
11 A. M., Sunday—Rev. E. L. Earn
hardt will use as his topic, “The Un
born Christ”. t
7:30 P. M., Sunday—Musical program
by senior and unison choirs. Candle
light service. White Christmas will be
observed with gifts placed on the altar
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXVI—No. 51. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 18, 1969 Single Copy 10 Cents
Saying It With Steak
The simplicity and dignity of the oc
casion was in keeping with the accom
plishments of those being honored.
The Edenton Aces simply worked hard
for months to win the Eastern State 2-A
football championship, never losing their
dignity, although their pride was jarred
by Northeastern at mid-season.
And six business firms simply pitched
a steak supper Sunday night to say
“thank you” for bringing home all the
marbles. They recognized the efforts
of this team and showed the youths their
Bill Cozart, who has seen more Aces
come and go than he likes to admit, re
minded the 1969 team they performed
in the true Edenton tradition. He prais
ed them, and yet said they aren’t the
first to bring honor to their alma mater.
In so many words, Cozart said win
ning is a habit in Edenton; there must
be a reason. That reason is the caliber
of the youths of the community.
Alton Elmore of Belk Tyler was mas
ter of ceremonies for those who were
picking up the tab at Edenton Restau
rant. George Chevrolet, Edenton Furni
ture, Peoples Bank & Trust Company,
First National Bank of Eastern North
Carolina and Mitchener’s Pharmacy
picked up their share.
They are representative of the busi
ness community and many others would
have welcomed the opportunity to parti
cipate if they had been asked.
All who meander along the Public Pa
rade are proud of the Edenton Aces.
And Coach Marion Kirby is pleased with
the way they played the game.
Good Place To Do Business
The general advance in the nation’s
economy, since 1963, has been reflected
in Chowan County, in mounting busi
ness activity in local retail stores.
Residents along the Public Parade
spent more money and bought more
goods and services of all kinds in the
following four years than in any other
According to the latest Census of
Business, just released by the Depart
ment of Commerce, retail sales in the
local area rose 33.8 per cent in the pe
The gain was made despite consumer
discouragement over the war in Vietnam,
despite inflation, despite talk of a possi
ble recession and despite higher taxes
and domestic problems.
The figures show that the amount of
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for the underprivileged.
9-11 P. M. Wednesday—Open com
munion. Members of all faiths invited.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
11 A. M. Sunday—Rev. Russell Rice
will use as his sermon topic, “The Birth
7:30 P. M., Sunday—Candlelight ser
vice with joint choir-congregational sing
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
11 A. M., Sunday—Special choral
8 P. M., Wednesday—Christmas Eve
service of prayer and thanksgiving di
rected; by Rev. Warren Nance.
CONTEST WINNER—Fred E. Keeter, Jr., right, recently won first place in the Cho
wan County Voice of Democracy student program conducted by the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He is shown receiving a check for $25 and a gold medal from Percy Dail, post
commander. Others shown are, left to right: Edna Hathaway, second place: Mrs. Helen
McClanahan, advisor; Betty Nixon, third place, and Ed Bass, contest chairman. Seven
students participated in the contest.
Commission Head Drawn For Jury
The names of 2,100 Chowan County
citizens went into the jury hopper last
week and among the first 35 drawn for
duty January 19 were the Jury Com
mission chairman, a magistrate and a
deputy clerk of Superior Court.
Mrs. Corinne F. Thorud, 134 Morris
Circle, heads the three-member panel
which every two years must submit a
revised list of names for prospective
jury duty. Numbered discs are made
and kept by Mrs. Lena M. Leary, clerk
of Superior Court. Corresponding num
bered cards are kept by Mrs. Bertha B.
Bunch, register of deeds.
The discs are drawn when a jury is
needed. They are matched to the cards
and the “fortunate” are notified.
Sam Jones McCloud, Route 2, Eden
ton, was the first drawn from the new
list. The eighth drawn was Raymond
The work of resurfacing a section of
US 17, from Hertford to Edenton, has
been completed, Area Highway Commis
sioner Joe W. Nowell, Jr., announced
Nowell said the work was a part of
“the Scott Administration program to
upgrade U. S. 17 at points where the
work is needed most and the traffic is
The 8. 8. mile stretch of highway has
been resurfaced to a width of 22 feet
and D. W. Patrick, first division engi
neer, said that the shoulders will now
be reconstructed to fit the new roadway.
Contractor on the project was Dick
erson, Inc., of Monroe, who took about
three weeks to complete the project.
Dickerson’s area headquarters are at
Edenton Municipal Airport.
Like in most every other case, the
trash collection schedule for next week
is being juggled to give sanitary depart
ment personnel time off for Christmas
and still get the job done.
Town Administrator W. B. Gardner
said collection will be on the East Side
on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday;
and on the West Side on Tuesday and
Residents of the East Side are asked
not .to put out trash Friday since no col
lection will be made until Saturday.
Doorways and homes in Edenton will
be judged again this year in a contest
sponsored by Edenton Woman’s Club.
The judging will be Tuesday night.
Decorations will be judged in two
divisions, traditional and modern. Prizes
will be awarded in each group.
EDENTON BAPTIST CHURCH
11 A. M., Sunday—Rev. R. N. Car
roll will use as his sermon topic, “The
Wonder of It All”.
White Christmas will be observed with
food and other items distributed to the
5 P. M., Sunday—Annual Christmas
cantata by church choirs. Entitled
“Emmanuel” (God with Us) by Frank
Pallma, the cantata will consist of solos,
ladies’ chorus, men’s chorus and selec
tions by full choir with narration by
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
11 A. M., Sunday—
The form of service known as The
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will
Tarkington, 115 West Queen Street, who
is a magistrate. The ninth was Mrs.
And before Mrs. Leary had finished
drawing the discs, up came the number
of one of her employees—Mrs. Peggy
Earl Smith and West Byrum, Jr., oth
er jury commission members escaped this
Judge W. S. Privott will preside over
the civil term of Chowan County Dis
trict Court beginning January 19. Mrs.
Leary is currently making up the calen
In addition to McCloud, Tarkington,
Mrs. Thorud and Mrs. Benson, those
notified to report are:
Dorothy Sessoms Holley, Route 1,
Edenton; Luther Lee Williams, Jr., 700
North Oakum Street; Audrey Keeter
Phthisic, Queen Anne Place; Ellsworth
Blanchard of Hobbsville; Cornelius
Shannonhouse, 215 West Church Street;
Annie Beasley Skinner, Route 3, Eden
ton; and Jepty Boyce, 201 East Church
Also Marguerite Bunch Burch, Route
1, Edenton: Theresa Barringer Blaine,
131 East Church Street; Matthew Uare
Wills, Route 2, Edenton; William Elton
Jordan, Route 3, Edenton; Jacob Spi
vey of Hobbsville; Nelson Powell
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Dexter Takes Post At Chowan Club
Lew Dexter of Goldsboro has been
hired as the new golf pro and manager
of Chowan Golf & Country Club. He
will assume his new duties on January 1.
Kermit Layton, president, said Dexter
is coming here from Seymour Johnson
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NEW CLUB PBO—Lew Dexter, right, has
been employed as club pro and manager
at Chowan Golf * Country Club. Dexter,
who comes here from Goldsboro, b shown
with Kermit Layton, elnb president.
Air Force Base where he held a similar
James M. Reel has resigned and will
accept a position outside golf in Eliza
Dexter has been at Seymour Johnson
for 14 months. He and 19 other civilians
on Tactical Air Command bases in the
U. S. are being replaced by military
Since retiring from Special Forces in
1965, the pro has also managed the re
sort, Callaway Gardens at Pine Moun
Dexter, a native of New Hampshire,
took up golf after World War 11. He
is a member of Professional Golfers As
sociation has played in PGA matches.
He has been hampered in recent months
by a wrist injury which was corrected
by surgery only last week.
The pro said he has played nine holes
on the local course and said he found it
to be a “nice” layout. He especially
likes the sound-side location.
He added that he anticipates the pro
motion of golf here through clinics and
Dexter is married and the father of
two girls. They will move into the quar
ters at the club when the Reels move
to Elizabeth City.
be sung. The traditional service as sung
in King’s College Chapel annually be
fore Christmas for about 40 years will
Readers for the occasion are T. Ben
bury H. Wood, Thomas H. Shepard, Er
nest P. Kehayes, Richard D. Dixon, Jr.,
John Gilliam Wood, John W. Graham,
Dr. Richard N. Hines, Jr., and V.
Hymns, carols, and instrumental music
fill the service making the transition
from the Season of Advent to Christmas.
5 P. M., Sunday—
Evening Prayer, including the story of
IIP. M., Wednesday—Christmas Eve
10:30 A. M., Thursday—Christmas
Day Holy Communion.
The need for a low-rent public hous
ing program in rural Northeastern
North Carolina was sounded again here
Monday afternoon when representatives
of five counties met at Chowan County
The meeting, with representatives from
Chowan, Dare, Tyrrell, Perquimans and
Currituck, was arranged by the Eco
nomic Improvement Council, Jnc. Wes
ley Cullipher is economic developer
working on the project.
Cullipher said EIC in the past four
years has made great strides on many
fronts but attention at this time needs
to be placed on housing. He said low
income families are being helped, yet
they must return to the slums.
1960 census showed nearly 20,000
sub-standard homes in this area, with
2,300 of them in Chowan County. Sev
enty-five per cent of these dwellings are
in the rural areas, Cullipher said and
he gave a slide presentation to back up
He said there are some houses in the
area without any sanitary facilities, either
indoor or out.
Frank Emory, housing specialist with
the Department of Local Affairs, said
the need for a low-rent program was rec
ognized in this state as far back as 1935
when the General Assembly passed the
N. C. Housing Act. It was two years
later that the federal act was passed by
John Sams, HUD representative from
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Hog Show Slated
The Swine Development Committee in
the 10-County Albemarle Area has an
nounced plans for the first Area Market
The show will be held in Plymouth on
February 10. Several commercial com
panies have contributed money to spon
sor the show.
The purpose of this show is to pro
mote quality hog production in the area.
Any adult hog producer in the area is
eligible to participate in the show.
Farmers interested in show should
contact their county agent’s office.