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Still Hope For ECU
Med School
Like most everyone else along
the Public Parade and throughout
Northeastern North Carolina, we
were somewhat disappointed
about the recent decision of the
Board of Governors of the
University of North Carolina
concerning the ECU Med School.
While it had been hoped that a
second year. program would be
recommended, a committee
report calling for further study
keeps the ECU Med School project
very much alive.
In fact, the committee’s report,
as adopted by the board of
governors, gives more life to the
plan than that proposed some two
years ago by the State Board of
Higher Education. The committee
recommended a further study of
, the feasibility of establishing
* another full-fledged, degree
granting medical school in the
We do not believe the board of
governors intend to study the ECU
proposal to death. The cost of
establishing another four-year
medical school in this state will be
tremendous. To go into it with the
emotions rather than the facts
would be doing a disservice to the
entire citizenry of this state.
The committee report on the
distribution of doctors throughout
the state showed about what'
everyone knew already.
Northeastern and northwestern
Tar Heelia are far below not only
the state average but the average
of the more populated areas.
Region R, here in the
Albemarle, has only 48.4 doctors
y per 100,000 people; and Region D,
made up of Alleghany, Ashe,
Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes
and Yancey, is only a little better,
with 48.7.
The average number of
physicians per 100,000 population
for the state as a whole was 103.1.
The need for additional
physicians in this state is quite
evident. The means by which the
board of governors hope to go
about solving the problem is not as
clear. We have waited this long, so
why get all upset over another
study? And while they may have
wounded us, we ain’t dead yet.
Focus On Albemarle
The Albemarle has been
designated as a proving ground for
the regionwide Family Planning
concept. With funding at the
t $300,000 level, and with
exceptional personnel in agencies
and organizations directly
interested in Family Planning,
there is little doubt that the
program will succeed.
The funding will no doubt focus a
lot of attention on people
meandering along the Public
Parade and throughout
Northeastern North Carolina. This
is the only region-wide program in
this state and it is among the first
in the Southeastern United States.
Also, funding of the program is a
compliment to the work done in
this field in recent years by
Economic Improvement Council,
Inc. The Department of Health,
Education and Welfare and the
Carolina Population Center in
Chapel Hill have spoken most
* highly of the EIC program but had
said it would be phased out in
favor of an interagency, region-
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DISCUSS AREA WORK-Miss June Myers, secretary
treasurer of Albemarle Area Development Association is shown
bare at Thursday’s meeting with, from left, Dr. Tom Hobgood, Ed
Foil and J. C. Jones.
Area Family Planning Program Funded
A comprehensive $300,000
Family Planning Program for the
10 counties in Region R has been
funded. The funding, effective
January 1, was announced jointly
by Howard B. Campbell and
James E. Lewis, chairman and
programs administrator
respectively of Albemarle Human
Resources Development System,
At the same time it was
announced that Dr. John Crawford
of Virginia Beach, Va., has been
employed as medical director.
Mrs. Mary Belch is coordinator of
the multi-county inter agency
program and Mrs. Carole Nance
is assistance coordinator.
Miss Chris Pederson has joined
the program as health educator;
John London as counselor, and
Audrey Ferebee as outreach
supervisor. Mrs. Sandy Mutters is
administrative assistant.
Campbell said the Region R
program is the only one to be
funded in North Carolina;
therefore, it will be a pilot
program to pattern other regional
programs after for the next year.
“There actually are only a few
programs of such wide scope in
the Southeastern Region of the
United States,” Campbell noted.
The chairman explained that
AHRDS will merely act as a
mechanism to assure inter agency
cooperation and continuty of
services. By contractural
agreements, Campbell said the
System can get the job done
without breeding another
Lewis said this is a new concept
and one that will benefit the
citizens of Region R.
Funding for the first six months
was at a somewhat higher level
because of renovations necessary
at satellite clinics. All existing
clinics will be continued, it was
“The idea is to expand these
(clinics) to their capacity and then
provide new clinics and additional
services,” Lewis said.
It was pointed out that the
Department of Health, Education
and Welfare and Carolina
Population Center programs were
going to be phased out. In the past
they have funded a Family
Planning Program through the
Economic Improvement Council,
Inc., in the Albemarle Area.
“The System has come along at
a good time to not only keep a
program in operation but to offer
an expanded program in the field
of Family Planning,” Campbell
All EIC personnel has been
absorbed into the System or local
teams. Employment of other team
members has begun on the local
level. Also, an extensive education
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Schools Open
There will be no school here
Saturday, contrary to reports
circulating around the area. While
students have five days to make
up, Saturday definitely will not be
one of them.
Teachers in Edenton-Chowan
Schools are being polled on their
preference of make-up days. The
tally had not been made by noon
Wednesday, according to a report
from the office of Supt. Eddie
Schools were closed all last
week because of the snow and ice.
Classes resumed Monday.
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the snow stayed, stayed, and stayed
The snow of January, 1973, will probably be best known for its
staying power. The storm dumped as much as six inches of the
fluffy white stuff on Edenton and Chowan County on January 8.
While most everything, except the schools, got back to normal by
Rei .T. W Allred
Given Post
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Thurman
W. Allred, former director of
missions for North Carolina’s
Cabarrus Baptist Association, has
been named pastoral ministries
consultant in the church
administration department at the
Southern Baptist Sunday School
His work will relate primarily to
the nearly 1,200 associations in the
Southern Baptist Convention. He
was formerly pastor of Rocky
Hock Baptist Church in Chowan
“Allred will be involved in
providing information about the
program resources of the Sunday
School Board to superintendents of
missions throughout the
Convention,” states Howard
Foshee, secretary of the church
administration department. “This
information will in turn help the
superintendents in their consulting
with pastors. Allred will serve in
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Cholera Found
A portion of Gates County has
been placed under state and
federal quarantine because of the
diagnosis of hog cholera.
State Commissioner of
Agriculture James A. Graham
signed a proclamation Tuesday
halting all farm-to-farm or farm
to-market movement of swine
within the quarantined area,
except that movement of
slaughter swine permitted under
rules of the State Veterinarian.
A ADA Is Urged To Sponsor Costal Developement Plan
The Albemarle Area
Development Association has been
challenged to begin a
comprehensive Coastal
Development Program, as well as
to make every meeting a forum
for duscussion of opportunities in
the area.
Challenges and opportunities of
the 10-county area were discussed
by three specialists from N. C.
State University in Raleigh at the
monthly meeting of AAO& held at
Edenton Restaurant last
Thursday night. On the panel
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 18, 1973
Jaycees Plan Special Week
Edenton Jaycees next week will
present the Distinguished Service
Award at a banquet that will
highlight observance of National
Jaycee Week.
Woody Copeland, president, said
the presentation will be made
Thursday night. The banquet
begins at 6:30 P.M. with a social
Club Planned
Snug Harbor residents, in
conjunction with their civic
league, have initiated the Triangle
Community Club for men, women,
and youth in order to take on
various community
improvements. It was reported
that the organization of this club
came about out of the desire to
construct a chapel for the area.
They met for the first time last
Meetings will be held on a
regular basis beginning on
January 18. The hours will be 11
A.M. to 2:30 P.M., every
A bazaar is planned as the first
project. It will he held in June. At
that time priorities will be
established and proceeds
allocated accordingly. It is hoped
that all property owners in Snug
Harbor will be involved in the
Running parallel to the adult
segment of the organization will
be a youth program
Gates County voters Saturday
gave overwhelming approval to
two special issues-issuance of
bonds for a sanitary landfill and
adoption of the 1 per cent local
option sales tax.
Thus, Hyde County is the only
county in the Albemarle Area
which will not levy the sales tax.
In the bond referendum, Gates
voters approved the issuance of up
to $75,000 in bonds for a sanitary
landfill to comply with state law.
Neighboring Chowan and
Perquimans counties presently
are working on a joint venture for
a landfill. These counties received
a grant and loan from Farmers
Home Administration, therefore,
a bond referendum was not
were: Ed Foil, assistant director
of extension; J. C. Jones, district
extension chairman; and Dr. Tom
Hobgood, community
development specialist.
Dt. Hobgood said the Albemarle
has more than its fair share of
people with a progressive attitude.
Therefore, he said people in the
area believe in what they are
making happen.
He added that there are a
number of problem areas in which
the association-a group of people
with common interests-might
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the end of that week, there was still much snow in evidence this
week. The above pictures, taken on West King Street after noon
on Monday, illustrate the staying power of the snow. And as late
as Wednesday there was enough to suggest a snowball fight.
Jim Hastings of Boone,
administrative national director
of Jaycees International, will be
the keynote speaker.
Those who would like to
nominate someone for the DSA
can pick up forms at either bank,
Edenton Savings & Loan,
Mitchener’s Pharmacy or
Hollowell’s Drug.
The local Jaycees are planning
activities throughout the week,
according to Copeland.
A prayer breakfast at 8 A M.
Sunday at Edenton Restaurant
will launch the activities. Monday
night club members will visit
Mattamuskeet Jaycees.
Emphasis on Tuesday will be
placed on the March of Dimes
campaign and Wednesday the
Jaycees will have a short radio
Dr. A. F. Downum. Jr., will
conduct a free clinic for lazy eye
children four years of age and
over at the chamber of commerce.
Saturday night there will be a
dance for Jaycees. exhausted
roosters and invited guests.
Mrs. Bond Takes New Post
Mrs. Alice W. Bond has become
manager of the Edenton office of
Employment Security
Commission of North Carolina.
Mrs. Alice W. Bond
want to turn into opportunities,
t Among them he listed the need for
i a comprehensive Coastal
Development Program.
Foil said the location of a
s number of area specialists in the
Albemarle is the direct result of
interest by leaders of AADA. He
! said this is an example of the area
leadership being concerned about
a problem and doing something
about it.
The panelist also pointed out
that community resources
development takes group action
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Houtz Named
A. W. (Billy) Houtz of Elizabeth
City has been named to the State
Highway Commission by Gov. Jim
Holshouser. He assumed his duties
on Thursday of last week.
Houtz was one of 23
Republicans, including one
woman, named to the commission.
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Her appointment was effective
January 1.
Mrs. Bond replaces Robert
Jenkins who has been promoted to
an area manpower position within
The new manager has more
than 20 years of experience with
ESC, and was serving as
Interviewer II at the time of her
Mrs. Bond, wife of Postmaster
James M. Bond, was born, reared
and educated in Eden. She
attended business school in
Raleigh and joined ESC in 1942 in
Charlotte as a court reporter.
Two years later she transferred
to Elizabeth City as a claims taker
and then to Edenton in 1946 as a
stenotypist. She left the
commission in 1952 on maternity
During the interim she worked
with W. J. Berryman Insurance
Agency and rejoined the
commission in August. 1960. She
was an interviewer until her
promotion in June, 1970, to top
interviewer when Mrs. Mildred
Satterfield retired.
and extension is interested in
fostering more such action. He
added that the role of extension is
to work with lay leaders in
leadership development,
organization and cooperation with
other agencies and organizations.
Jones, who acted as moderator,
said regular association meetings
are important and should be a
forum for discussion of
opportunities in the area.
L. F. Amburn, Jr., president,
presided at the meeting.
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