Break Skulls. Dot Bretd
V. Lee Bounds’s resignation as
N. C. Commissioner of Correction
was accepted Tuesday by Gov.
Jim Holshouser. They met over
lunch at the Governor’s Mansion
to discuss the letter of resignation
which Bounds had submitted on
The report did not say but one
can imagine that the condemned
man was given a hearty meal.
What is frightening is the fact
that it appears to be another case
where professionalism is being
replaced with politics. If this be
the case, it is questionable how
long North Carolina can afford the
savings in money and efficiency
sought by state government
It would appear more prudent
for James the First to be less
concerned about breaking bread
with professionals like Lee Bounds
and start breaking some skulls of
his political appointees who find it
difficult to get along with people
of proven ability.
Keep Your Distance
Edenton’s new vacuum street
sweeper is attracting a lot of
attention these days, as is the
insect control spray truck. While
both are designed to perform
functions for the betterment of this
community, they are not
something to be played with.
There are increasing reports of
children, on foot and on bicycles,
following the vehicles like
unthinking adults racing fire
trucks to a fire. The danger
involved in each case is equally as
Fortunately, no one along the
Public Parade has been injured by
these dangerous acts. But it does
not reduce the danger. Parents
should admonish their children if
they find them participating in
this “game”; they should give
wise counsel to prevent an
And a word to the wise should be
Gov. Jim Hoishouker on-
Tuesday finally released, without
comment, the names of his nine
appointees to the new State Board
of Transportation. Among them
was Robert Ross Browning of
Mr. Browning, a 36-year-old
attorney, was a member of the
State Highway Commission which
was replaced by the
transportation board on July 1.
Those meandering along the
Public Parade and throughout
Northeastern North Carolina may
be disappointed that A. W. (Billy)
Houtz of Elizabeth City was not
carried over from the old
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delegates. The 4-H’ers were selected on the basis of achievement
in the electric project. Also pictured is Willie Killian of
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Volume XXXIX.—No 29.
Union Camp’s ’Corinthia’, ’Queen of the Chowan’
Historic Tug Stalled By Fire
(Editor’s Note: The following
Associated Press dispatch is about
the unfortunate fire last week
aboard the tug Corinthia, a
landmark along the Chowan
Tax Is Collected
Net collections in June from the
local option 1 per cent sales tax in
' rllne Northeastern North Carolina
counties totaled $144,435.25. In
Chowan County the figure was
J. Howard Coble of the State
Department of Revenue, reported
that collections in the state
amounted to $7.3-million.
In addition to Chowan, county
figures for the Albemarle Area
Camden, $2,436.86; Currituck,
$8,391.11; Dare, $33,925.76; Gates,
$4,037.03; Pasquotank, $51,363.25;
Perquimans, $7,144.35; Tyrrell,
$3,260.73 and Washington,
The tax is not collected in Hyde
FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) The
tug Corinthia, launched in 1890 and
in continuous use ever since, has
been beached by fire, but she may
yet return to ply the Chowan and
Blackwater rivers of Virginia.
The tug, owned by Union Camp
Corp., was badly damaged by fire
July 6 on the Blackwater between
this small southside Virginia town
and the North CaroHha tiftA It has
been towed to Winton, N.C., where
officials will determine if the
Corinthia can be rebuilt.
“This tug has become a familiar
sight and part of the scenery”
along the two river... People want
to see it continue to float,” Joe
Stutts, a Union Camp official says.
The tug sometimes called
“Queen of the Chowan,” suffered
serious damage to its
superstructure. The cause of the
fire has not been determined,
Union Camp spokesmen said this
Her crew of four, including
Capt. Harry Ward, Jr., of Winton,
escaped the flames by climbing
onto one of the barges being towed
by the Corinthia.
The matronly 83-year-old tug,
built in Philadelphia, has changed
somewhat over the years. In 1937
her steam engine was ripped out
and replaced by a 680-horsepower
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Judge Perry Martin, sitting in
Wake County Superior Court on
Wednesday of last week, signed an
order which gave little relief to
those arrested in demonstrations
in Edenton in the past few weeks.
Rev. Bernard Lee, first
assistant to the president of
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference, had made an
Application for Writ of Habeas
Corpus with Sheriff Troy Toppin,
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, clerk of
court, and Solicitor Herbert Small
of Elizabeth City being among the
Die application “complaining
request for equitable relief” cited
excessive bonds, illegal holding of
juveniles and the claim that
defense counsel or his
representatives did not have
ready access to clients, and
documents in the clerk’s office.
Two charges had been lodged
against some 40 demonstrators on
June 25 and bonds set by Mrs.
Leary at SSOO in each case. Judge
Martin, in his order, set forth
grounds of relief which included
release of all petitioners on their
own recognizance in regard to the
disorderly conduct charge. This in
effect reduced their bonds to SSOO.
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, July 19, 1973.
In Court Here
Twenty-nine participants in
recent racial demonstration in
Edenton were convicted in
Chowan County District Court
Tuesday, including two for
larceny of a Confederate flag from
the plaza in front of the Municipal
Building. Judge Wilson Walker of
Currituck is presiding.
Five other defendants were
freed when Solicitor Herbert
Small of Elizabeth City asked
the judge to quash warrants in
which they were charged with
violation of a town ordinance.
And two other defendants were
called and failed to appear. Bonds
for Jessie Lee Johnson and James
Edward Holley were doubled and
their trials set for next Tuesday.
Ironically, Billy Gregory, charged
in a companion case with Johnson,
was among those freed when the
solicitor decided not to prosecute
on the ordinances.
Judge Walker issued two
contempt citations against Janet
Louise Perry, and sentenced her
to 60 days in jail. She was on the
docket on an assault charge.
John Allen Felton and Shelton
Johnson were convicted of larceny
of the flag. They were given 90
days, suspended upon payment of
SIOO fine and costs and placed on
strict probation for 12 months.
They gave notive of appeal and
their bonds were set at S3OO.
Solicitor Small and Jerry Paul
of Durham, defense attorney,
stipulated in 22 cases that
testimony relative to their arrest
at John A. Holmes High School
would be the same as was given in
court on June 26. Based on this,
Judge Walker convicted all the
Given identical sentences of 90
days, suspended upon payment of
SIOO fine and costs and placed on
strict probation for 12 months
Altheia Bembry, Donald Ray
Holley, Elton Lee Holley, William
Henry Holley, Sheldon Lee
Johnson, Richard Earl Morring,
Katrina Overton, Esley Vanessa
Pierce, Brenda Rascoe, Patricia
A. Rascoe and Margie Redmon.
Also, Loretta H. Satterfield, Lee
Crandall Sawyer, Junetha Granby
Sykes, Thomas Edward White,
James Williams, Jr., Carlton
Lorenzo Wills, Johnny Wayne
Wills, Matthew Wilburt Wills, Roy
Archie Wills, Don Anthony Woods
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CASTING FOOTPRINTS-Resident SBI agent,
Bill Godley prepares plaster to be used to lift
footprints from a cotton field near Chowan Manor
Vandals Strike Again At Construction Site
The remains of a fire were
discovered in an apartment of the
nearly competed Chowan Manor
Apartments, Tuesday morning.
Die blaze which caused damage
to electrical wiring* and insulation
was determined to be an act of
Investigation is underway by the
Edenton Police and Fire
Departments with the Assistance
of the SBI.
Jesse Morring, construction
■COURTHOUSE VISIT’-George Dunlop, left, staff assistant for
Eastern North Carolina to Sen. Jesse Helms made his first
“courthouse visit” in Edenton, Tuesday. The program enables
local government to have a more direct line of communication
with Washington representatives. He was greeted by J. L.
Sen. Helms’ Deputy In Area
The office of Sen. Jesse Helms
has been opened to the public in
the form of .representatives who
make “courthouse visits” to
communities across North
Carolina. George Dunlop, Helm’s
staff assistant for Eastern North
Carolina, visited Edenton Tuesday
afternoon at the? assembly room of
the municipal building to meet
with local leaders.
Said Dunlop, “We are opening
the lines of communication with
Revelle Builders of
Murfreesboro, contractors, has
announced that theur part of the
new Immanuel Christian School
and Day Care Center will be
completed within the next week.
Harrell Brothers Construction Co.,
of Edenton, will begin the interior
of the building the week of July 23.
Classes being offered this year
are: Nursery School A (three
year-olds); Nursery School B
(five-year-olds); and Grades One
through Three. The nursery school
and kindergarten will be in session
from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
The facilities of Imma.nuel Day
Care will be available to children
who need after-school care. This
service has been designed for
mothers who work outsiide the
home and who need child care
Those desiring information
concerning registration may call
the school office, 482-3567, or 482-
Apartments. To the right is a shot through one of
the numerous Endows broken by vandals
supervisor, stated that the
damages were found about 7:30
A.M. after the fire had
extinguished itself. The time that
the blaze was started is not known.
Bill Godley, SBI agent, obtained
plaster casts of footprints leading
through a field of cotton adjacent
to the apartment complex. He
believes that there were two
people involved in the incident.
Although the fire was not very
serious, he stated that the
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the people, with local government,
county commissioners, mayors,
merch ants and private citizens to
listen to problems and requests
falling; under federal
In addition, these visits are set
for the benefit of those wishing to
apply i p or loans or grants, or
assistance in applying for
appointment to the Air Force or
On his; first courthouse visit,
Dunlop v as greeted by Chowan’s
“Mr. Rep üblican” J. L. Chestnutt.
Discus,s ion during the hour long
visit revoilved mostly around the
purpose oi the new program and
the benefits for Eastern North
Carolina that are to be found.
government spending, Sen.
Helms’ personal views, and
Watergate, a ill took their turn on
the round table.
To complement this
communicative program. Dunlop
also reported that a
project” is to btt initiated through
the cooperation of banks and
savings and loan associations. He
said that a form ' will be prepared
on which problem s or needs may
be stated. It will t >e addressed to
the proper person o r agency in the
federal governmen t. The forms
will be obtained ana’ mailed from
one of the financial institutions.
Bank or savings and loan
personell will be a\ ailable for
assistance in compl etin g the form.
The forms will be designed to get
to the right persom quickly.
potential for a large one was
gireat. He credited the insulation
w ith saving the structure.
According to Police Chief J. D.
Parrish, no suspects have been
apirehended at this time.
Cthowan Manor Apartments
have been the object of a previous
incidence of vandalism in which a
numiber of windows in the
buildings were broken out by