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The Letter Is Familiar - So Are The Subjects Mrs. W. J. P.
Earnhardt, Jr., of Edenton, here reads a copy of a letter from R.
Frank Everett like the one she received in April while a census
enumerator. Gov. Bob Scott, left, Tuesday called for a federal in
vestigation of Everett’s letter seeking campaign contributions while
a census coordinator in 17 Eastern North Carolina counties. Rep.
Walter B. Jones of Farmville, who opposes, doesn’t appear to be
displeased with the developments.
ELIZABETH CITY Northeastern
North Carolina does have a Possum Hol
low. And if there is a hog heaven here
abouts, Gov. Bob Scott was in it Tues
Fit, although not yet as trim as his
doctors would like, the Junior Squire of
Haw River displayed at a Jones-for-Con
gress rally here that he has successfully
escaped the Madison Avenue touch. It
waS just plain refreshing to watch the
chief in action. -
His shoes were without holes or ma
nure; his coat lapel displayed the tra
ditional red rosebud; his genuine love
for people showed as he moved about
the crowd; and his political oratory was
Gov. Scott, who wasn’t long shedding
the coat of his blue serge suit, was glad
to be back in the “cradle” of North Ca
rolina. He commented briefly on the
contribution the area had made not only
to Tar Heelia but to the entire country.
But there was a special sparkle in his
eye when he said it is “good to be back
on the campaign trail,” even better than
“it is campaigning for someone else.”
Who is he trying to fool?
Gov. Scott praised Rep. Walter B.
Jones for his work in the U. S. Congress
and said “thank heavens that he is a
member of the vital agricultural and mer
chant marine and fisheries committees.”
But even closer home, ReP-
Jones with protecting, even saving, the
U. S. Coast Guard Base at Elizabeth
City—the largest in existence. This is
a vital industry to the entire Albemarle
It has been obvious to everyone that
the congressman works well with the
state government. And he has a staff of
Tar Heels who know Tar Heel problems,
the governor declared. r ;
The governor was kind to the Repub
lican Party, up to a point. When he did
get down to it, though, he plowed fur
row a mile wide through R. Frank Ev
erett. He announced that he had called
on U. S. Atty. Gen. John Mitchell to in
f vestigate possible violations of the Hatch
Act by-Everett during the census.
He read a copy of an April Bth letter
in which Everett solicited support from
census workers for his campaign. And
later Gov. Scott posed with Mrs. W. J.
P. Earnhardt, Jr., of Edenton, a census
enumerator who received such a letter.
She is the wife of a former State Legis
lator. (A Democrat).
Gov. Scott couldn’t have spoken at a
-Walter Jones rally without injecting the
fact that good and honest government is
a habit in North Carolina. Good and
honest government, Gov. Bob Scott and
Walter Jones are aD bedfellows.
Rep. Jones later spoke briefly about
the difference in promises and perform
ance. He accused the GOP of “promo
tion of the negative of plus factors.”
From Grand Jury
Two Chowan County physical facili
ties, both under fire as being inadequate,
have been found by the grand jury to
be clean and well maintained. It was
the first grand jury report in many ses
sions of Superior Court where strong
recommendations regarding the historic
courthouse were not mentioned.
While the State Department of Social
Services threatens to close the jail be
cause it does not meet minimum state
standards, the grand jury found it “in
exedtetat condition and very clean.” The
panel went on tor commend Jailer Glenn
Perry for “a job well done”.
The county office building, on which
much work has been done in recent
months, was found to be in a “fair con
dition” b.ut it was recommened that ad-
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Bible Presented New Hospital— The Center Hill and Evans Uni
ted Methodist Churches Sunday night presented a Holy Bible to the
new Chowan Hospital. Rev. Robert G. McKenzie of Elizabeth City,
Methodist district superintendent, is shown above flanked by Mrs.
C. B. White, Sr., Women’s Society of Christian Service of the church
es who gave the Bible, and Thomas M. Surratt, hospital administra
tor, who accepted the gift. Shown below discussing the gift are J.
Clarence Leary, chairman, Chowan County Board of Commission
ers, left, and B. Warner Evans, a former state legislator.
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Volume XXXVII—No. 38.
Chowan County commissioners, dis
playing generosity to requests for un
budgeted items, Monday authorized the
construction of a garage to house rescue
squad vehicles and equipment as well as
the purchase of an equipment truck to
be used by fire service organizations.
The garage for Edenton-Chowan Res
cue Squad will be built in a vacant space
back of the County Office Building.
The county recently took delivery on a
new ambulance and for several months
have studied repeated requests from res
cue squad spokesmen for adequate space
to house equipment.
Commissioner C. A. Phillips was au
thorized to 'see that the work is done. At
the same time he said plans are being
made to combine the rescue squad, Civil
Defense and Sheriff’s Department.
Murray Ashley, CD Director who
works closely with the squad, said vol
unteers had agreed to accept shift as
signments to give 24-hour availability of
personnel if adequate quarters are se
Edenton Fire Chief Luther C. Parks,
appearing with Chief Frank White, Jr.,
of Center Hill-Crossroads Volunteer Fire
Department, requested $l,lOO to pur
chase the equipment truck. Parks said
sufficient equipment is now on hand to
furnish the truck.
“Fire service is getting more specializ
ed and requires additional equipment,”
Chief Parks said. The Edenton depart
ment has purchased much equipment
which cannot be carried on existing
While the equipment truck would be
based in Edenton, it ebuld be dispatched
anywhere in the county within minutes.
Chief White said it would prevent his
department frbm having to purchase
equipment now owned by the Edenton
Commissioners commended both de
partments for the fire service they are
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Bible To Hospital
The human body is not a second class
citizen. Therefore, attention to bodily
health is most important.
Therefore, individuals should seek the
very best health they can—both physical
health as well as spiritual health.
Speaking was Rev. Robert G. McKen
zie of Elizabeth City, district superin
tendent of the United Methodist Church,
at a. dedication and presentation service
of a Holy Bible to the new Chowan Hos
Mr. McKenzie spoke on the topic:
“The Bible Speaks To The Health of
Man.” He said it is important to recog
nize the symbolism in presenting a Bible
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 17, 1970.
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Judge Wilton Walker Solicitor Tom Watts
Walker, Watts Get Posts
Wilton F. Walker, Jr., of Currituck,
is no stranger in Chowan County District
Court. He did, however, occupy a dif
ferent seat Tuesday. He moved up from
solicitor to judge.
Judge Walker took the oath Monday
in his home county, succeeding Judge
Elton Aydlett of Elizabeth City, who
resigned. Judge Walker was appointed
Big Chowan Fair
To Open Monday
Premiums of approximately $3,000
will be awarded to winners of 20 cate
gories at the Chowan County Fair sched
uled Monday through Saturday at the
Edward G. Bond Post American Legion
Hut and the Chowan County Fair
Featured at the fair will be the N. C.
Pork Cook-out Champ Contest to be held
on Thursday around 6 P. M. To enter
the cook-out contest you must be a male
over 12 years of age. First prize winner
receives $25 and the seventh runner-up
To entertain nightly will be Joe Smi
ley, the famous magician and The New
mans, a musical and comedy act. They
will perform at 8 P. M., and there is no
admission to the shows.
Fifteen rides, concessions and shows
will be available for entertainment for
the young and old and fireworks will be
displayed several nights.
Continued on Page 4
New At Herald
Mrs. Patricia M. Arnold of Edenton,
joined the staff of The Chowan Herald
on Monday as a reporter-photographer.
She is the wife of Jimmy Arnold and
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland
Leicester of Merry Hill.
Mrs. Arnold is a 1967 graduate of
Bertie Senior High School and attended
Chowan College and College of the Albe
marle where she studied business. She
is a member of St. Thomas Episcopal
Church in Windsor.
Some of Mrs. Arnold’s hobbies in
clude water sports, artistry and reading.
Carlton Jackson New Chamber Head
Carlton Jackson was elected by the
Edenton • Chamber of Commerce Board
of Directors as the president for the
1970-71 year Tuesday morning at a
board meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce. Jackson succeeds Ed Puryear,
president for 1969-70. He heads Jack
son Radio & TV.
Other officers elected were E. X.
(Pete) Manning, vice president; Mrs.
B. P. Burroughs, secretary; and Dr. A.
F. Downum, Jr., treasurer.
Elected for two-year terms on the
board of directors were James G. Blount,
Jackson, Dr. Allen Hornthal, James C.
(Pete) Dail, William Easterling and
Now serving on the board of directors
are Manning, Mrs. Burroughs, Merrill
Evans, Bob Weintraub, L. G. Deaton
and Downum. Retiring are Elbert Cope
land, Tom Shepard and Walter None
An installation banquet for the new
officers will be held on Wednesday, Sep
tenhiv 30 at Chowan Golf and Country
Club. Following the banquet will be a
Single Copy 10 Cents
by Gov. Bob Scott to fill the unexpired
term of the late Judge W. S. Privott of
Edenton, who had been replaced by
Judge Aydlett. Judge Walker is the
Democratic nominee without Republican
Tom Watts of Elizabeth City, who
in times past has substituted for Judge
Walker as solicitor, has been named as
permanent solicitor of district court.
Five defendants appealed to Chowan
County Superior Court after receiving
heavy fines or prison sentences. Thomas
Hamlin, Jessie Jones, Jr., and Nathaniel
Sills all appealed a five-year prison sen
tence for larceny.
Robert Lee Biggs, resisting, delaying
and obstructing a public officer and op
erating a motor vehicle while the
influence of intoxicating liquor, appealed
after receiving a three month jail term
suspended upon payment of $125 fine
and costs plus not to drive in North Ca
rolina for 12 months.
Continued on Page 5
J. W. Pou, vice-president of the
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in
Greenville, will be speaker for the Cho
wan County Cancer Society’s kick-off
meeting for officers, the board of direc
tors and invited guests on September 22,
1970, at 7:30 P. M., at the Edenton Res
Hi jf Mr,
ciety is a unit of the American Cancer
Society and funds collected go to re
search, patient services, public health
education, professional education and
community services, among others. Oc
tober is fund raising month.
kick-off breakfast on Thursday at 7:30
A. M., at Edenton Restaurant to launch
the annual membership drive for 1970-
71. Barham is membership chairman
and Manning co-chairman.
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Pou is currently
associated with the
C>ub, the Associa
tion of Agricultural
Bankers, and N. C.
Mental Health Asso
ciation, along with
various other organ
izations, and is on
the Board of Deac
ons of the Oakmont
'County Cancer So-