THE CHOWAN HERALD;
Volume XXXIX.—No. 30. Edentort, North Carolina, Thursday, July 26, 1973.
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PROMOTE HOME IMPROVEMENTS-Gilbert Johnson, left,
EIC housing coordinator, is shown here with C. A. Phillips,
center, chairman of Chowan County commissioners, and Earl
Jones, EIC job developer, as they discuss a new “add-on”
bathroom project now underway. They are shown with a
fiberglass unit being promoted.
EIC Project Is Launched Here
Council, Inc., is launching an
“add-on” bathroom project to
benefit low income families in
Northeastern North Carolina. It is
being considered a priority project
in the 10 counties of Region “R”.
Current statistics reveal that
-13,448 families in the region have
inadequate and or incomplete
bathroom facilities. The overall
objective, therefore, is to help in
improving the housing the living
standards of these families.
The intent of this project is to
encourage families in the area
who do not have proper bathroom
facilities and adequate sewage
disposal to install this completely
fiberglass bathroom unit, which
meets all health and sanitation
The add-on bathroom is an
economical, self contained unit
which can be transported from the
manufacturer and attached to a
house which is in pretty good
condition and which does not have
bathroom facilities. The unit is
System*Wide School Maintenance And Repair
By FLYNN SURRATT
Students returning to their
respective schools in the Edenton-
Chowan system will find things a
little more cheerful as they make
their way through the hallways
and rooms. An * extensive
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manufactured in the area, and
financing can be arranged.
A door-sized opening is cut into
the side of the house, the unit is
rolled up against the house, placed
on a foundation, nailed and sealed
to the house, with water, sewer
and electricial connections being
The unit has a bathtub, toilet,
washbasin, hot water heater
(optional) and a small electric
heater to keep the bathroom warm
when it is being used. It is
completely finished inside and
outside, insulated and ready to
Gilbert Johnson, housing
coordinator for EIC, will travel
throughout the region to show and
encourage the installation of this
or other simular units. For
information as to the date, place
and time the unit will be on display
in the various counties, interested
people should contact their
Economic Resource Center of EIC
in Edenton, 482-4459, or Elizabeth
maintenance and repair program
initiated in mid-June has begun to
deal with the needs of each school
in Chowan County, utilizing the
talents and strong backs of faculty
members, students, and Neighbor
Youth Corps participants. The
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’ Water System \
Work is now progressing on the
completion of a survey for a rural
water system in Chowan County.
George W. Lewis, chairman of the
county planning board, told
members at a meeting Tuesday
night that it is hoped that
application can be made with
Fariqers Home Administration
for funds within the next few
Lewis explained that the system
would be designated as “service
wide” and would not include the
Town of Edenton.
He also told board members that
FHA has stated that the proposed
Chowan system is the most
important in North Carolina at
The chairman said the board is
working on a land use zoning
To this, Chairman C. A. Phillips
of Chowan County commissioners
said land use zoning is important
and getting more important daily.
He suggested that the planning
board involve county
commissioners in the program
and ask the county board to “come
on, let’s get going” on a land use
To Set Needs
In a coordinative endeavor, the
Agriculture Extension Service,
AADA and Albemarle Regional
Commission will in the next two
months be evaluating the
expressed needs and updating
priorities with the older citizens of
the ten counties of the Albemarle.
The sterring committee is
composed by agriculture
extension agents on Aging and
ARPDC staff. The committee met
for a full day planning conference
last week with representation
from the Governor’s Council on
Aging and state officials from N.
C. Agriculture Extension.
The committee elected officers
composed of Miss June Myers of
ARPDC as chairman; Mrs.
Minnie B. Taylor, home extension
agent from Perquimans County,
vice chairman and Mrs. Louise H.
Capps, home extension chairman
from Currituck County as
secretary. The committee will be
working toward having the region
designated as a high impact area
for the purpose of obtaining
additional assistance in
accomplishing priority goals to
benefit the senior citizens of the
results are and will be impressive.
Although the various schools
have their own problems to be
dealt with, each one has been
subjected to thorough cleaning
and spot plastering and painting.
Because the school system now
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Asst Superintendent Fry Displays Gym Work
Should Food Be Cheap?
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prices, it may seem foolish to ask
j 'ji food should be cheap. The
answer is not as obvious as it may
% im. It depends on what we mean
by cheap, we mean that food
should be produced and marketed
as efficiently as possible and sold
at the lowest price that will yield a
reasonable profit for producers
and marketing firms, then food
should be cheap.
If, on the other hand, by the
word cheap we mean that
everyone in the food industry
should operate at a loss so that
everyone else can afford to buy T
bone steaks, then why should food
be that cheap?
Food is essential to life, but so is
clothing and shelter in most areas
of the world. In a society such as
ours, one might argue that
transportation is also essential.
However, style changes in clothes
make costly wardrobes outdated
long before they are worn out. And
certainly not everyone can afford
tailor-made suits and original
design gowns. Neither can
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GEORGE W. LEWIS
William H. Stanley, president of
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
today announced the expansion of
the bank’s Agribusiness
Department. In making the
announcement Stanley said,
comprise a major segment of the
bank’s market. In order to meet
the ever changing needs of our
Agribusiness customers, we find it
necessary to expand our
Agribusiness Department at this
As part of the expansion plan,
George W. Lewis, manager of the
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has a fulltime electrician, it has
easily facilitated much needed
At Swain Elementary School,
the buckled and worn lunchroom
floor has been removed, and the
dry concrete floor beneath it is
4-H’ers Receive Scholarships
A delegation of 27 4-H members
and 4 adult leaders are
representing Chowan County at N.
C. 4-H Congress in Raleigh this
The Chowan County delegates
are among 1,200 4-H members,
leaders and extension agents
participating in the annual four
day program which began
Monday at the N. C. State
The program consists of
competition, election of state
officers and a lot of fellowship.
“North Carolina 4-H Congress
offers an excellent opportunity for
personal growth and
development,” comments Dr.
Chester Black, state 4-H leader.
“It is an event that 4-H’ers look
forward to each year with great
During the week state winners
are determined in more than 30
demonstration programs and
various judging activities.
Joan Jordan and William
Overton will be presented SSOO 4-H
Development Fund Scholarships.
During the week Marion Dail
takes part in the State Dress
Pig Sales Are
Total sales at the Albemarle
Cooperative Feeder Pig Market on
Paradise Road have now exceeded
$300,000, with the sale last
Thursday again leading the state
in prices paid.
Roy L. Harrell, a market
official, reports that the 10 sales
thus far have seen producers in
Chowan County alone receiving
SIOO,OOO. Producers in eleven
Northeastern North Carolina
counties are members of the
cooperative, and membership is
expanding almost weekly as the
popular sale continues.
“It is just tremendous,” Harrell
said as he noted that in some cases
pigs sold for as much as $5 per
head move in Edenton than at
other state graded sales last week.
The Edenton sale led 15 of the 17
Jack Parker, area livestock
specialist, predicted that the sale
on August 2 would even exceed the
one held last week, where prices
are concerned. “This is a new day
Ahead; Long Range Goals Set
being prepared for the fall.
Painting is also being done in this
The D. F. Walker School campus
has received a manicure to
enhance its appearance.
Scheduled for later in the summer
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Revue. Five 4-H’ers take part in
state demonstration contest. Gene
Jordan represents the
Northeastern District in Livestock
Conservation and Production
Beverly Twine takes part in
Dairy Foods contest. Faye Twine
competes in Egg Cookery contest.
Marta Rogerson is in Vegetable
Marketing contest and William
Overton in Landscaping contest.
Miss Dail, as district officer,
attends two State Council
meetings. Other 4-H’ers attending
are: Bill Mansfield, Robin
Langley, Jean Parrish, Jane
Parrish. Jo Ann Perry, Kim Hare,
Bradly Ward. Steve Jordan, Eric
Evans, Carroll Perry, Julia
Britton, Pat Perry. Lou Ann
Bunch, Bill Jordan. Bob Jordan,
A1 Ward, Arlene Monds, Lin Gibbs
and Jill Copeland.
Adults accompanying the ‘4-
H’ers are two adult leaders, Mrs.
Eugene Jordan and Mrs. Nathan
Dail. Also with the group are Mrs.
Gladys White, home economics
extension agent and Murray L.
Goodwin, agricultural extension
for meat prices,” he added.
Reflecting on the sale last week;
Parker said the pigs were
purchased locally, in most
instances. He said the local sale is
closer to more •‘of the big feeders
than sales in other sections of the
state. Freight differental makes it
more attractive to local buyers, he
At last week’s sale the value of
modern marketing practices was
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Judge William Copeland of
Murfreesboro will preside over a
four-week session of Chowan
County Superior Court here,
beginning September 3.
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, court
clerk, said arrangements have
been made with the Town of
Edenton to use the Council Room
at the Municipal Building for
sessions of District Court while
Superior Court is in session.
is the painting of the lunchroom
and another classroom building.
Those strolling through the gym
at John A. Holmes High School
will be constantly reminded of the
school colors, blue and gold. The
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