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Volume XXXVI—No. 52.
Christ If Born!
Hard as one may try, it is impossible
to improve on the Bethlehem scene as
described in the Gospel according to
... And it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from Caesar
i Augustus, that all the world should be
And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
; And all went to be taxed, every one
into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea,
unto the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house
and lineage of David):
To be taxed with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were
there, the days were accomplished that
she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn
son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; be
cause there was no room for them in
'And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night.
And, 10, the angel of the Lord came
upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them; and they were
And the angel said unto them, Fear
not; for, behold I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
v\nd this shall be a sign unto you: Ye
jfivtt/find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God, and saying.
Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away torn them into heaven
the shepherds said one to another. Let
us now go even unto Bethlehem,'and see
this thing which is come to pass, which
the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found
Mary, and Joseph and the'babe lying
in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made
known abroad the saying which was told
thern concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered
at those things which were told them
by the shepherds.
< Quota In Sight
Chowan County is about to reach its
J 1969 U. S. Savings Bond quota. R.
4 Graham White, volunteer chairman, said
95.3 per cent of the quota had been
realized by the end of November.
Savings bond sales in the county were
$8,672 in November and cumulative
sales for the year amounted to $74,964.
The quota is $78,672.
Statewide, however, sales were even
better than in this, county.
Spirit Os Christmas Spreads Joy In Many Places, Many Ways
\ By Anna Mang
“Merry Christmas, one and all.”
With this simple and sincere greeting,
all the warmth and excitement of Christ
mas reaches its peak.
In this community, as in cities and
towns throughout the nation and around
the world, days and weeks of list-making,
gift-shopping, home-decorating, party
Families gather, Santa enters, church
shells ring. Christmas arrives!
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Audit To Be Made
Property owners and other bales be
tween the ages of 21 and 50 have a
January date with the tax lister. And
in the coming year the county will tight
en the loop on businesses reporting in
Tax Supervisor Sherlon Layton said
Wallace Miss Perry
Service To Firm
Paul M. Wallace, manager of the
local Rose’s, and seven veteran em
ployees have been honored as the firm
inaugurated a “Service Award Pro
Wallace has been with the firm for 33
years. Honored with him was Miss
Beulah Perry, assistant store manager,
who has been with the chain for 28
R. E. Laughter, Rose’s superintend
ent, presented ladies brooch pins and
combination men’s tie tac, lapel pins to
the following members of the local
Wallace, Miss Perry, Virgie Bass, 16
years; Essie Hoggard, 16 years, Eunice
Bunch, 14 years; Lessie Nixon, 11
years; Ruth Nixon, eight years, and Etta
Ree Bunch, five years.
Manager Wallace stated that through
the award program recognition of ac
complishment and years of service were
being made as a token of appreciation.
Supt. Laughter described the award
pins as being made of 10k gold with an
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Christmas Is Here
Citizens from throughout Chowan
County are preparing for the biggest
holiday of the year—Christmas. Work
less days will range from one to three,
depending on place of employment.
Federal offices, including the U. S.
Post Office and ASCS Office, will be
closed Thursday only. Town of Eden
ton, Chowan County and state offices
will be closed December 24-25 and 26.
The Merchants Committee of Edenton
Chamber of Commerce has recommended
that local business establishments close
Thursday and Friday for the holiday.
Some, however, have arranged special
after Christmas sales and will be open
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of each of us. It grows with a hope, a
wish, a prayer.
It shows itself, outwardly, in such
manifestations as merry songs and boun
tiful gifts, and in the festive decorations
and glowing lights now adorning local
streets and stores, homes and churches.
It expresses itself, most deeply, in pri
vate devotions and in special services
such as those scheduled by local church
It is a spirit abounding in legend and
lore, in customs and traditions honoerd
through the years. And most of all, it is
the spirit of reverence and joy that shep
herds and wise men knee. To cap
ture that spirit is to keep Christmas
truly and well, for it enriches all the
things this wonderful season stands for.
Christmas js for children. Candies
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rsday, December 25, 1969.
listing in the four townships will begin
January 2. He also announced to busi
nesses that their inventory listed in the
county will be checked against their state
The supervisor said he has approval
of Chowan County commissioners to au
dit all business inventories in 1970. He
said a check of past listing indicate as
many as 25 per cent of businesses here
give one figure to the county and a high
er figure in filing state tax returns.
The county tax supervisor has access
to State Department of Revenue files
Layton said listing will be between
January 2 and February 3 without
penalty. After February 3 a 10 per
cent penalty will be added for failure to
Property owners in the First Township
will list at the Tax Supervisor’s office
in the county office building. Listing
will be from 9 A. M., to 5 P. M., Mon
day through Friday and 9 A. M., to 12
noon on Saturday during January.
Mrs. Pattie S. Byrum, Mrs. Myrtle
W. Hare, Mrs. Gray L. Goodwin and
Mrs. Sadie H. Hoskins are listers.
Wayne Bunch is lister in the Second
Township. He will be at W. E. Smith’s
Store in Rocky Hock each Monday and
Thursday night from 6 P. M., to 9 P. M.
during January. Other listings in this
township can be from 8 A. M., to 5
P. M., on the following dates: January
6—W. L. Miller’s Store; January 8—
Troy Toppin’s Store; January 13 —M&R
Service Center; January 20—Archie Nix
on’s Store! and January 27—M&R Ser
Third Township lister is Tommy
Berryman. He will be at L. C. Briggs’
Store each Saturday during the coming
month. On January 8, 15 and 29 he
will be at H&H Grocery; and on Janu
ary 22 at Ryland Post Office.
Ward Hoskins is lister in the Fourth
Township. He will be at H. A. Perry’s
Store each Wednesday and Saturday dur
Riddick Given Term For Break-In
Leroy Riddick, 42-year-old Negro, 302
East Church Street, was given an active
prison sentence in Chowan County Dis
trict Court Tuesday after being convict
ed of breaking and entering.
Judge Fentress Horner of Elizabeth
City sentenced Riddick to six months.
The Negro is charged with breaking
into the home of Mrs. Faye Williams,
105 South Oakum Street, on December
Judge Horner also convicted four men
charged with drunk driving. Given
identical sentences of 90 days, suspended
upon payment of $125 fine and costs and
ordered not to drive for 12 months were:
George Washington Askew, Jackie Lea
Alexander and Jesse James Miller.
The fourth, Douglas Lawrence Rawls,
was sentenced to six months, suspended
upon payment of S2OO fine and costs
and ordered not to drive for six months.
and cookies and all those holiday good
ies, trees gaily adorned and brightly
lighted, Santa’s pack stuffed with sur
prises all these things are planned and
prepared just for the children.
Or at least, so the grownups say,
and who’s to doubt them?
In a still more special way, Christmas
is for children. The manger scene in
homes and churches ever reminds us that
the Child born in Bethlehem was He
who later said, “Suffer little children to
come unto me.”
Christmas is for rejoicing. Since first
the herald angels -sang, this rejoicing has
most often found expression in music
“Glory to God in the highest and on
earth peace, good will toward men,” the
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JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS—Edenton policemen recently chose Edenton-Cho
wan Rescue Squad as the local cause to which they wanted to make a Christmas con
tribution. Chief J. D. Parrish, right, is shown giving Squad Capt. Bob Robertson a
check for SIOO from Edenton Police Club and a letter commending the volunteer or
ganization for their efforts in the community.
Local Policemen Donate To Squad
Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad’s cur
rent appeal for operating funds this
week resulted in a SIOO donation from
a group of colleagues—Edenton Police
Police Chief J. D. Parrish said mem
bers of his department work closely with
the volunteers on the rescue squad and
are aware of their importance and value
to the community. It was for this reason
that the policemen voted to contribute
at this time.
In a letter to Capt. Bob Robertson,
the police expressed it:
“For the dedication and service that
your squad has rendered to the citizens
of the Town of Edenton and the County
of Chowan, the Edenton Police Depart
ment wishes to donate the amount of
SIOO to aid in the expense of continuing
He gave notice of appeal and his bond
was set at SSOO.
Solicitor Wilton Walker prosecuted
the docket with Judge Horner taking
the following action in other cases
John Robert Lawson, failure to com
ply, $25 and costs.
Nereus Lilley Lassiter, speeding, $25
fine and costs; appeal noted and bond
set at SSO.
Henry Blount Vaughan, speeding, $25
fine and costs.
Terry Wayne Ward, reckless driving,
$25 fine and costs.
Elizabeth Beatrice Gregory, traffic vi
Harold Linton Fulcher, Jr., speeding,
$25 fine and costs.
Mrs. Wheeler M. Harris, two counts
of issuance of worthless checks, judg-
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Now as in earliest times, the spirit of
joy and wonder echoes anew in the
hymns and carols of Christmas.
Christmas is for giving. The eager
ness of children waiting for Santa, the
excited plotting and planning that goes
into the choosing and wrapping of gifts,
the packages heaped beneath the tree
happily symbolize the spirit of Christmas.
Even as the Wise Men gave of their
most precious treasures, to honor Him,
so people give generously at Christmas,
and true generosity stems from thought
fulness-giving with open heart as well
as open hand.
Christmas is for sharing. Thus giving
to the less fortunate is a traditional part
of the Christmas spirit.
Joy grows through sharing, says the
“This amount was withdrawn from
the Edenton Police Club because the
members realize the important role that
the rescue squad plays in saving lives
and transporting patients to the hospital.
These men are to be commended be
cause they have volunteered their time
for this service.”
Capt. Robertson said the squad is
grateful to the policemen for the most
generous gift. “It conies at a good
time,” he added.
Letters have gone out this week to citi
zens in the community explaining the
plight of the Edenton-Chowan Rescue
Squad. Here it is:
“As you probably know all funeral
homes in the Edenton-Chowan area dis
continued ambulance service on October
1, 1967. At that time the Edenton-Cho
wan Rescue Squad had been organized
for two and one-half years. There being
no other services in the area to take
over the task of transporting the sick
or injured, we agreed to do our best to
provide this service. We also stated we
would need the support of every citizen
in our county if this service was to be a
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Plans are now being made to honor
Chowan County’s most outstanding
young man in January at the annual
Bob Weintraub, chairman of the Eden
ton Jaycee-sponsored event, said appli
cations are now being taken for the Dis
tinguished Service Award. Anyone be
tween the ages of 21 and 35 can be
The chairman said the banquet will
be held at 7:30 P. M., January 22 at
the Edenton Jaycee Building on Base
Road. Other details of the program will
be announced at a later date.
holiday message, and sharing is most
blessed when it extends not only to those
iear and dear but to those known only
through their need.
Christmas continues as it begins, with
“Merry Christmas, one and all.” And
3s long as the spirit of this cheerful
greeting prevails, Christmas never really
Yes, Christmas is for greetings, to
family, friends and neighbors. “Merry
Christmas, one and all,” we say, and
the spirit of Christmas lives forever in
In just this spirit, today’s edition of
this newspaper is one big Christmas
card, filled with greetings from the busi
ness firms of the community, who take
the opportunity to say, “Merry Christ
mas, one and all,” with special thanks
to their patrons and friend?.