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Loss To Albemarle
With the retirement June 30th of
W. R. Carver, the farmers in the
Albemarle Area, particularly
along the Public Parade, lost a
gallant champion of agriculture.
As ASCS district director, Mr.
Carver worked tirelessly for the
best interest of a more stable
< Mr. Carver had been with the U.
S. Department of Agriculture in
North Carolina for 28 years.
During this time he worked in 27
Tar Heel counties, going as far
south as Onslow. Sixteen years of
his service was in Pasquotank
County and more recently he had
been district director in 13
As he went about his job, Mr.
. Carver was what is known in the
trade as a “detail” man. This
carried over into his hobby of
woodworking. From his shop
came items which left little doubt
that they were turned out by a
Mr. Carver was a loyalist--to his
mother, his church, his vocation
and the Democratic Party. The
word being circulated is that his
early retirement had more than
normal political overtones.
But the man who succeeds him
has his work cut out. He will not be
taking on a mere position, but a
real job. Mr. Carver performed
his duties that well.
Watching a Phenomenon
Northeastern North Carolina
can probably boast of having the
greatest number of multi-county
activities functioning than
anywhere in the state. If it proves
* nothing else, it shows that
governmental officials along the
Public Parade and throughout the
Albemarle are not afraid to
gamble with new concepts.
There is a 10-county regional
commission, a tri-county jail, a
two-county landfill, a six-county
educational consortium, a four
county health district, a six-county
mental health district, and a
seven-county community college
And just this week Sheriff Troy
Toppin asked the permission of
Chowan County commissioners to
form a multi-county mutual aid
program for law enforcement.
Whether it be by accident or
design, the rising cost of providing
, the many services needed to keep
people satisfied with living in the
Albemarle, as well as attracting
other good citizens, multi-county
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Sen. Godwin AADA Speaker
State Sen. Phil Godwin of
Gatesville will be keynote speaker
Wednesday night at the monthly
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Good, excellent, very good are
words used this week to describe
crops in Chowan County. Pete
Thompson, county extension
chairman, expressed his delight
over the prospects for one of the
best yield years in recent history.
“Things look as good at this time
of the season as anything in recent
years,” the generally cautious
agricultural expert stated. “The
crops have good color and the
Farmers in Chowan County this
week received checks totaling
$212,457.17 for participation in
three federal programs. The total
was $158,207 less than last year
although the total number of
farms certified increased.
H. 0. West, ASCS executive
director, said more interest was
shown in the feed grain, wheat and
cotton programs this year because
the farmers only had to stay
within last year’s planting limits
and no land was required to be
West also reported that the
range for payments was from a
minimum of $3 to one as high as
The feed grain program in 1972
totaled more than all three
programs combined in 1973.
Payments in the amount of
$113,463.96 were made this year
while in 1972 the total was $217,857.
In the wheat program,
payments in 1972 were $3,009 and
this year it dropped to $1,963.23.
Cotton showed nearly a 50 per cent
decline in 1973 - from $149,798 to
This year there were 460 farms
in the three programs and last
year the total was 424.
Board Agenda Set
The 1973-74 school calendar is
expected to be set Monday night
when the July meeting of Edenton-
Chowan Board of Education is
held. The meeting begins at 8 P.M.
in the conference room on third
floor of the County Office Building.
A staff development plan is also
to be discussed along with school
insurance, guidelines for state
kindergarten, contract on
machines, changes in state
immunization statutes and
Eugene Jordan, chairman, will
meeting of Albemarle Area
Development Association. The
meeting will be held in Gates
County at Shoup’s Chowan River
The restaurant is located off U.
S. 13, one mile north of Winton.
This is a in date and
location, according to Zackie W.
Harrell, Gates extension
chairman, who is hosting the
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Sen. Godwin te expected to
review activities of the 1973
General Assembly! He will place
special emphasis chi legislation as
it relates to the Albemarle Area.
Harrell pointed out that this will
be a historical event since AADA
has never before met in Gates
L. F. Ambum, Jr., erf Edenton,
| AADA president, will preside.
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Load of Harvested Corn Ready For Truck
fields are free of grass.”
“Rains in the past two weeks
have made our farm picture
In a general statement,
Thompson said crops look good,
and while there is some disease
problems it is no more than usual.
Going down the various crops,
Soybeans: Look good. Farmers
have corrected problems quicker
this year because of the price.
November soybean futures have
been hanging around $6 per
bushel. There are 12,000 to 13,000
acres of soybeans in Chowan and
the price makes a good economic
picture. Too, some have been
planted behind cabbage that sold
Peanuts: Stands are excellent,
as good as anywhere in the peanut
Corn: Looks extra good. County
had a good general rain last week
that brought corn out.
Sweet corn: Yield is good but the
price is down due to the
government price freeze.
Cotton: Having some ‘insect
problem and farmers are starting
to dust and spray. The first bloom
was reported by Willie Jordan of
Vegetables: Look good. Some
concern is expressed over what
excess rain has done to
watermelons and canteloupes.
However, the conditions after the
rain have been favorable.
The Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Hospitals has
accredited Chowan Hospital for a
two-year period. Spokesmen said
this is not a common practice and
speaks well of the local medical
facility and its administration.
Thomas M. Surratt, hospital
executive vice president, was
particularly pleased with the
notice from Dr. John D.
Porterfield of Chicago, 111.,
commission director. “They (the
survey team) looked in depth at
many more things than ever
before, yet their comments and
recommendations were not as
critical as in the past,” he said.
After the survey April 17-18, the
specialists appeared amazed that
a hospital of the size of Chowan in
a rural community could comply so
fully with the Joint Commission
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CAR IN WHICH ONE MAN WAS KILLED-
Pictured here is the 1972 Ford which carried
Alvin Douglas Harrell, 25, Route 3, to his death.
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Volume XXXIX.—No. 27.
COACH m'aRION KIRBY "
Coach Kirby Leaves Holmes
Marion Kirby, successful
football and track coach at John A.
Holmes High School, has resigned
to take a position in Greensboro.
His resignation was announced
this week by Supt. Eddie West of
Kirby has been named grid
coach at Page High School. This is
a 4-A school.
“The administration, along with
the school board, wishes Coach
Kirby great success in his new
endeavor,” the announcement
In addition to being head
football and track coach at
Holmes, Kirby was athletic
director. He came to Holmes as an
assistant under Mike McGee in
The following year he moved up
to head coach of the Aces. His
teams have posted a record of 59
wins, 14 losses and three ties. The
Aces were Albemarle Conference
champions in 1967, 1969 and tri
champions in 1972.
In 1967, Coach Kirby led the
Aces to the eastern co
championship while in 1969 they
returned as undisputed Eastern
The car collided head-on with another vehicle on
a rural paved road near Rocky Hock on
Wednesday night of last week.
Corn is Graded, Packaged For Market
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, July 5, 1973.
His track teams have won
consecutive championships over
“Coach Kirby’s influence on the
students at Holmes, both on and
off the football field, will be
missed by all Edentonians,” it
Firm Will Build
HOUSTON, Tex. Transco
Energy Company intends to locate
a crude oil gasification plant on
the south side of State Road 1400
near Tunis, according to
Lawrence H. Gall, vice-president
and general counsel for the large
That intention was cited in a
letter signed by Gall to Hertford
County Planning Board Secretary
Robert Rowe and filed with the
Register of deeds June 25 seeking
rezoning of 1,221.28 acres of land
near the Farmers Chemical plant.
Injuries Fatal To Mr. Harrell
Alvin Douglas Harrell, 25, Route
3, Edenton, was fatally injured
Wednesday night of last week in a
head-on collision near Rocky
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The State Board of Education
has approved a grant of $10,748 to
be awarded Edenton-Chowan
Schools for an experimental
education project entitled
“CREATE”. This is a career
At the same time it was
announced that a $13,855 grant has
been awarded a project entitled
“Providing Leadership for
Assessment of Needs.” This is a
project for the 10 counties in
Region R, and Perquimans County
will serve as the fiscal agent.
Camden County also received a
grant. “Toward More Positive
Learning” is the title of the project
which was funded at the $7,330
The new projects are being
funded under the Department of
Public Instruction program called
State Experiments in Educational
Development (SEED). Only 19
such grants have been awarded
for the 1974 fiscal year.
The 19 projects were selected
from a total of 55 proposals
submitted by local school units
across the state. A total of $236,937
was awarded, with funding levels
ranging from $6,853 to $22,640,
based on the local school unit’s
Chowan County District Court
will operate a three-dav week here
until the current docket is reduced
to normal, according to Mrs. Lena
M. Leary, clerk.
Mrs. Leary said the extra court
sessions were authorized by Judge
Fentress Horner of Elizabeth City,
chief district jurist. Judge Wilton
Walker of Currituck will preside at
Judge Horner has approved
sessions for adults to be tried on
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday afternoon. Juvenile
trials will take place Thursday
Hock, some seven miles north of
Harrell, the operator of one of
two cars involved, was rushed to
Chowan Hospital by Edenton-
Chowan Rescue Squad shortly
after the 7:35 P.M. wreck, but was
pronounced dead on arrival.
Injured in the wreck were
Connie Lynn Harrell, Donald
William Weiss and Ronnie
Campbell. Campbell was a
passenger in the car being
operated by Weiss, 18. Miss
Harrell was riding with her
State Trooper C. T. Thomas
estimated damage to the Harrell
vehicle, a 1972 Ford, at $3,500 and
$2,500 to the 1970 Chevrolet being
operated by Weiss. Weiss resides
on Twiddy Avenue in Edenton.
The trooper said the Harrell
vehicle was headed east on Rural
Paved Road 1222 and the Weiss
car was going west when they
collided. He said both cars were
ova* the center line at the time of
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