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Volume XXXIX.—No. 24.
A state committee has denied
the request that feeder pig sales be
held here weekly instead of twice a
month, it was announced today.
Albemarle Marketing Association,
which operates the sale at
facilities on Paradise Road, had
requested more frequent sales
because of the large number of
pigs being brought to market.
Jack Parker, area livestock
specialist, said the only reason
given for denying the request was
that the sale was so young.''‘There
► was concern expressed that the
numbers would not hold up, but I
think they will be proven wrong,”
Parker said a lot of headaches
would be avoided by going ahead
to a weekly sale. Now sales are
held the first and third Thursdays.
Parker said the state committee
meets again 90 days and he
believes the request for weekly
sales wjll be renewed. “If
something isn’t done to have more
frequent sales the association
might have to build some more
pins,” he noted.
The feeder pig sales facility is
one of the hottest items to surface
in the Albemarle Area. It has been
predicted that it would take six
months to reach the 1,000-pig
* figure and the sale drew more
than 1,200 pigs at the sixth sale.
Cooperative officials note that
one of the beauties of this sale is
that it allows the small producer to
get a top dollar for his pigs. Also, it
has been said that the facility here
will encourage other farmers to
begin a feeder pig operation.
The seventh sale was held on
The State of North Carolina is
ready to move forward with
construction of the Pembroke
Creek Project, but wants
assurance of a refund of monies
spent from the U. S. Army Corps
Secretary James Harrington of
the N. C. Department of Natural
and Economic Resources met
recently with Rep. Walter B.
> Jones in Washington, D. C., and
expressed “a real interest in
moving this project forward”.
However, Rep. Jones said the
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Dig In Site Os Cupola Gardens Yields Little
By FLYNN SURRATT
A year ago, his attention was
turned to a pile of rubbish beneath
the Iredell House. As it turned out,
the rubbish yielded a goodly
number of bottles and metal
objects which provided some
information as to the life of the
residents of the house.
This time around, Stuart
Schwartz of the Department of
Archives and History in Raleigh
directed an effort to determine the
v nature of the gardens which once
lay in front of the Cupola House.
Unfortunately, time and change
were not very kind to him on this
At one time where the Municipal
Building now stands, there was
only Albemarle Sound backed up
by wharves and docks. Between
the Cupola House and the front
was the elusive garden sought
after for reconstruction. The only
clues as to th? garden’s
appearance are two old maps
which lack any true detail.
As well, the maps contradict
each other in terms of the design
of the area.
Schwartz’ job was to learp as
much as possible about the garden
1 to aid the landscape artist in re
building it. This included looking
for any plant seeds which may
have been preserved, organice
Ftetins from the plant
L decomposition, remains of
W walkways, andjndicators of the
Aided principally by Jay Van
student; Da*!* Waters, • IThtjUli
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Thursday of last week with 1,811
pigs being sold. For the first time,
an out-of-state shipment was
made. Four hundred pigs went to
Camden, N. J.
Like in other states in North
Carolina lastWek, the price of
feeder pigs was off at the
Albemarle market. The lighter
pigs, in some instances, were off
as much as $lO per head. On
heavier pigs, this was cut to from
$2 to $3 per head.
Wayne Basnight was seriously
injured Monday night when a car
in which he was a passenger
wrecked on a rural paved road
between U.S. 17 and Bolden
Basnight was taken to Chowan
Hospital by Edenton-Chowan
Rescue Squad and later
transferred to a Norfolk, Va.,
Michael Slade was driving the
1963 Chevy II near the Fred Griffin
home at about 11:15 P.M. He and
another passenger, Neil Basnight,
were not injured.
State Trooper Y. Z. Newberry,
who investigated the accident,
placed damage to the car at S2OO.
Investigation is continuing into a
fire last Thursday night which
caused considerable damage to
the offices at Home Feed &
Fertilizer. Fire Chief Luther
Parks said the blaze was
discovered at approximately 10:30
P.M. and that it appeared to have
been deliberately set._
Tom Shepard, president of the
firm, is a magistrate in Chowan
County. At the time of the fire he
was in his office in the County
Office Building accepting bonds
for demonstrators who had been in
jail for several days.
Estimates of the damage to two
of the five offices have ranged as
high as $25,000.
This was the fourth fire
authorities said were set during
the week. The first was at Hicks
Field where a portion of a
bleacher was burned, another at
Holmes High Cafeteria, and
another at the VFW Building on
Old Hertford Road.
Madison Phillips, archaeology
buff, Schwartz began early last
week digging on the former site
of the Goodyear building.
As he later stated, he had no
idea of what to expect to gain from
the land. He found out pretty
quickly that a lot of soil had been
cut away to make room for the
foundations of later structures
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SCENES FROM CUPOLA HOUSE PROJECT-Above are a few scenes from the
archaeological dig on the former site of the Goodyear building last week. The dig
was part of the effort to reconstruct the garden once located in front of the Cupola
House. It was directed by Stuart Schwartz of the State Department of Archives and
History. At the left, a pick-axe, whisk brooms and dust pans are typical tods
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Eden 'forth Carolina, Thursday, June 14, 1973.
Plannii I« or Relief
Schools art uui for the summer
and thousands of young people are
without anything much to do.
However, there will be at least 564
along the Public Parade and
throughout Northeastern North
Carolina who can participate in
manpower programs to make
some extra change.
At present there are three such
programs in the area. The State
Department of Transportation has
one, the Neighborhood Youth
Corps another, and the 10
individual counties still another.
The Department of
Transportation program is state
administered; the Department of
Labor program regionally
administered through NYC; the
county’s program through
Manpower Revenue Sharing. If
the truth were known the three
programs are more costly to
administer than the single NYC
program which last year provided
employment of 850 students-286
more than the sum total this
It would be interesting to see the
evaluation reports of the three if
they are compiled. If the master
plan is to so divide the programs
that you kill them, the summer
programs for the youth of this
community, the area, the state
and nation are well on their way to
Administrative costs at all
levels are a tremendous drain on
any finding. Therefore, to replace
one with three is just another way
of watering down programs to the
point that they completely lose
With the cost of everything
escalading, it should behove those
in places of authority to encourage
the perfection of economies rather
than making it easier to skim the
cream from thdTbp. It's thetolks
down the ladder who need more
consideration and yes, more
The Governor Calls
The first Republican
administration in North Carolina
since the turn of the century
continues to take shape. This week
the new State Board of
Conservation and Development
'will take office.
Dewey Wells of Elizabeth City
has been named to the 27-member
board by Gov. Jim Holshouser.
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such as Goodyear. When the soil
went, so did most of the clues he
wanted to find.
But in one corner of the lot, they
uncovered a small foundation. At
first Schwartz speculated that the
foundation was from an outhouse
as it would have been convenient
to reach from both the Cupola
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Jones Gets “Duke” Title
HERTFORD-Rep. Walter B.
Jones of the First Congressional
District became a “Duke of The
Albemarle” Thursday night at the
monthly meeting of Albemarle
Area Development Association.
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THE DUKE-Rep. Walter B. Jones of the First Congressional
District, right, receives the “Duke of the Albemarle” citation
from W. B. Gardner, chairman of Albemarle Regional Planning
& Development Commission. At left is William Drower of the
British Embassy who spoke at last Thursday’s AADA meeting
where he presentation was made. C. A. Phillips is shown between
Gardner and Rep. Jones.
Moore Enters Murder Case Plea, Gets Term
Thomas N. L. Moore,. 39-year
old Negro, 125 East Albemarle
Street, was sentenced to five years
in prison Tuesday morning after
pleading guilty to voluntary
manslaughter. Moore had been
charged with murder in the death
of Anthony C. Coston on the night
of April 26.
Judge Albert W. Cowper of
Kinston recommended work
release for the construction
worker after the reduced charge
had been accepted by Solicitor
Herbert Small of Elizabeth City.
The action was in Chowan County
Also, Tuesday morning a jury
found Herbert Bruce Morgan not
guilty of drunk driving, second
In jury action Monday, Sidney
Boyd was convicted of speeding 62
miles per hour in a 50 mile per
hour zone. He was ordered to pay a
fine of $25 and court costs.
In other action prior to noon
Tuesday, the following was
Vachcl Thomas Chears, Jr.,
drunk driving, second offense, 90
days suspended upon payment of
S2OO fine and costs.
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employed by archaeologists imtheir work. Standing in the center photo, Schwartz f
prepares to shoot a foundation discovered on a corner of the lot as part of his report
on the project while Jay Van Hoose, right, assistant, sprays the surrounding soil
with water to bring out its natural color.
the Albemarle Regional Planning
& Development Commission.
In making the presentation, W.
B. Gardenr of Edenton, ARPDC
board chairman, said the
congressman had been a
tremendous help to the Northeast.
James Aladin Blackledge,
drunk driving, second offense, 90
days, suspended upon payment of
S2OO fine and costs. A nol pros was
taken in a speeding case against
the same defendant.
Thad Revell, Jr., Edward Lynn
Hughes and Bobby Stanley, called
Artist Lendell Boyce, drunk
driving, 30 days, suspended upon
REA Boosting Electric Rates
Corporation, headquartered here
and serving several Albemarle
Area counties, has announced a'
general rate increase. J. D.
Coston, manager, said the
increase to members was brought
about by recent boost in cost of
power from Virginia Electric
The new rate is effective with
the meter reading in July.
Coston said based on REA’s 1972
purchase, the increase from
VEPCO would be $85,000, or about
34 per cent.
VEPCO earlier placed in effect
a 9.6 per cent increase. “We are
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Single Copy 10 Cents.
“We just can’t say too much for
him,” he added.
Rep. Jones was surprised by the
presentation at the close of the
meeting to kickoff Agricultural
Month in the Albemarle Area.
Introduced by C. A. Phillips,
chairman of Chowan County
Board of Commissioners, Rep.
Jones briefly discussed a new
farm bill now before the House
Committee on Agriculture. He
called the Senate bill “a
Christmas tree” and predicted
that it could not realistically be
He did say he believed that some
permanent bill would emerge that
could be amended from year to
Rep. Jones then introduced
William Drower, first secretary
in the British Embassy in
Washington, D. C.
Drower discussed the import
and export situation and defended
his country’s entry into the
Common Market. He predicted
that it would strengthen trade with
the United States and touched
specifically on tobacco products.
L. F. Amburn, Jr., of Edenton,
AADA president, presided at the
meeting arranged by Tom Brown
of Hertford. Lester Simpson,
chairman of Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners, and
Mayor Bill Cox of Hertford were
also on the program.
payment of $l5O fine and costs.
Ronald Joe Moser, two motor
vehicle violations, six months,
suspended upon payment of $25
fine and costs.
William Alford Wilson, three
motor vehicle violations. 90 days,
suspended upon payment of S2OO
fine and costs. A nol pros was
taken in a drunk driving case
against the same defendant.
able to absorb that increase
without increasing member cost,
but it is impossible to overcome
this new increase,” Coston wrote
in a letter to the membership.
At the same time, Coston said
the REA has eliminated all rate
schedules except residential.
“This means all members pay the
same for any given number of
kilowatt hours of electricity,” he
said. Too, the minimum charge
has been set at $3.
“We can assure you that the
increase is no more than is
required to meet the co-op
increase from VEPCO and that
our rates are no higher than the
other suppliers in our service
area,” Coston wrote.