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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXIX—No. 32.
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Noted And Passed
Chowan County commissioners
gathered beneath the bar in the
* courthouse Monday morning for
their regular monthly meeting.
There was something different
* about the surroundings but there
was no mention made of what it
About midway through the four
hour session, Commissioner N. J.
George got up and attempted to
turn down one of two window air
conditioning units, which had
recently been installed in the
- courtroom. -
This prompted Chairman C. A.
Phillips to say: “Let the record
show that someone got cold in
Chowan County Courthouse in
Then, the absence of the street
noise was also welcomed.
After recent disclosures of the
( vast amount federal funds being
♦ spent on President Nixon’s
residences, a slogan could go:
“$lO-million for security and
communications but not an inch of
No Double Standards
Judge Wilton Walker of
Currituck is running a tight ship in
Chowan County District Court and
in a recent session most
dramatically illustrated his
i distaste for double standards.
L The story goes that the amiable
I jurist had a dental appointment
1 early on the Thursday morning.
1 The dentist was late and Judge
1 Walker was a few minutes after
I 9:30 o’clock arriving for court.
' Immediately after Sheriff Troy
Toppin opened the session, Judge
y Walker announced that he was
’ fining himself $lO for being late,
i “And he in fact paid the fine,”
said Mrs. Lena M. Leary, court
Judge Walker’s stock is rising
faster than meat prices.
Inflating The Numbers
Phase 4, the inflation-control
system which seems to have
inflation built into it, is now
replacing Phase 3, with Secretary
of the Treasury George Shultz
predicting meat shortages and
higher food costs.
This is enough to inspire an
imaginary press conference
somewhere down the road which
would go something as follows:
Good afternoon, ladies and
gentlemen of the press. As you
probably have guessed, this
conference was called to announce
gi the beginning of Phase 87 in the
y President’s program for economic
F recovery. So, I’ll get right into the
Q: Mr. Secretary, we know
things are changing fast, but don’t
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Edenton,, North Carolina, Thursday. August 9, 1973
4-h , er Takes Honor
Marta Rogerson won the
opportunity during N. C. 4-H Club
Congress of representing the state
in the Horticultural Marketing
demonstration at the National
Junior Horticultural Association
Annual meeting to be held in Okla.
Marta competed in the state
demonstration contest and placed
second. The boy who placed first
has already attended a National
Junior Horticultural Association
meeting and was ineligible to
return as N. C. 4-H representative
in the contest this year. Marta
demonstrated “How to Market
watermelons Properly.” She told
about the several factors involved
in selecting a ripe watermelon. She
stressed the importance of not
selling diseased watermelons and
demonstrated handling and
William Overton and Joan
Jordan were presented SSOO 4-H
Development Fund Scholarships
at the banquet during Club
During the week Marion Dail
took part in the State Dress
Revue. Gene Jordan competed in
the State Livestock Conservation
and Production demonstration
contest; Beverly Twine competed
in the Dairy Food contest; Faye
Twine in Egg Cookery contest;
and William Overton in
Mary Helen, as district officer,
attended two State Council
Other 4-H’ers attending were
Bill Mansfield, Robin Langley,
Jean Parrish, Jane Parrish, Jo
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WINNEE-Shown in the above picture is Marta Rogerson and
Murray Goodwin. Marta placed second in State Horticultural
Marketing Demonstration Contest and won the opportunity of
representing North Carolina in national contest to be held during
November in Oklahoma City. Goodwin was Marta’s coach.
Single Copy 10 Cents
Ann Perry, Kim Hare, Bradley
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
Chowan County had the second
largest delegation at the
state meeting of the 100
North Carolina counties. There
were 27 4-H members and four
adults. Davidson County had the
largest delegation with 29 4 H’ers
Sale Is Planned
The annual sale of the
Community Birthday Calendar
will take place August 27 through
September 7. Members of Edenton
Woman’s Club, BPW Club,
Jaycees and Jaycettes will
conduct a door-to-door canvas
these two weeks.
“The calendar is a convenient
reminder of your community
activities and is a means of
supporting the Historic Edenton
Visitor Center-Museum at the
Barker House,” a spokesman
Anyone missed during the drive
may contact any of the following:
Mrs. Byron Kehayes, 482-8112;
Mrs. Jake Boyce, 221-4192; Mrs.
Rudolph Dale, 482-3222; Mrs. M. L.
Spruill, 482-4727; or Jerry Phelps,
Solutions To Problems Sought
Although there is no direct link
between recent fires and racial
demonstrations in Edenton,
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DURING AND AFTER WALKER SCHOOL
FIRE-The two scenes here show the original
building of D. F. Walker School during a fire
which destroyed the structure Friday night and
after the smoke had settled. An Edenton
fireman’s head is silhouetted in a window at far
Fire Won’t Halt Schools
Investigation into the cause of a
fire Friday night which destroyed
the original building at D. F.
Walker School is continuing.
Meanwhile, officials of Edenton-
Chowan Schools are making
adjustments in class locations and
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DISCUSS AREA NEEDS-Cecil Hoggard of Raleigh. -■
from right, huddles with area officials at the quarterly executive
board meeting of Albemarle Law & Order Association. Pictured
at the meeting last week in Edenton are, from left: C. A. Phillips,
R. L. Spivey, Judge Wilton Walker, Jr., Hoggard, and Melvin E.
Mutual Aid Project Is Voted
The establishment of a 10-county
law enforcement mutual aid
program has been authorized by
Albemarle Law & Order
Association. The unanimous
action was taken last Thursday
night during an executive board
meeting at Edenton Restaurant.
Sheriff Troy Toppin of Chowan
County put forth the mutual aid
efforts have been stepped up to
ease the tensions which exist in the
Committees of the Edenton-
Chowan Good Neighbor Council,
headed by Dr. J. H. Horton, have
been assisting in getting policy
information from various
agencies, boards and commissions
to a committee which presented a
list of demands early in June.
Mayor George Alma Byrum said
many meetings have been held to
have possible problem areas
thoroughly discussed in efforts to
find solutions. “There has been no
effort to block any
communications to answer these
demands,” he said.
“Strong effort has been made
and will continue to be made to get
at the root of the problems of this
community and to seek acceptable
solutions,” he added.
Attempts Wednesday morning
to contact Dr. Horton about any
progress being made by the Good
Neighbor Council failed. There
was no answer at his office or his
Town Council met Monday
afternoon to change local
picketing and parade ordinances.
It was noted that by law the town
cannot prohibit such activity but it
can be regulated by ordinance.
left in the picture taken by SBI Agent Bill Godley
as the fire rapidly raced through the building. In
the above picture, Principal James A. Kinion and
an unidentified man are pictured among the
remains. Investigation of the fire continues.
temporary arrangements to feed
students at Walker School.
Dr. Eddie West, superintendent,
has announced that schools will
open August 28 as previously
Police Chief J. D. Parrish said
concept. He gained immediate
support from Sheriff Frank
Cahoon of Dare County. Sheriff
Cahoon said this is an important
program and one which should be
implemented without further
C. A. Phillips, chairman,
Chowan County commissioners
and a board member of Albemarle
Regional Planning & Development
Commission, suggested that
ARPDC be asked to coordinate
establishment of the program.
Cecil Hoggard of Raleigh, acting
director of the Division on Law &
Order at the state level, and
members of his staff heard R. L.
Spivey of Perquimans, association
president, ask for more
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Flanagan Takes College Post
Dwight J. Flanagan, a former
star performer at John A. Holmes
DWIGHT J. FLANAGAN
investigators have ruled out most
natural causes as to the cause of
the fire which was contained by
Edenton Fire Department to the
one building. The building housed
10 classrooms, a library, cafeteria
and kitchen. Damage has been
estimated as high as $400,000.
Investigators also report that all
indications show possible forcible
entry into the building and two
origins of the fire within the
building. “We have not ruled out
arson and an active investigation
is continuing,’’ the police chief
About 4 A.M. Saturday morning,
another fire was discovered at a
Seabrook Blanching Corp.,
warehouse on West Church Street.
“Investigation has eliminated all
possibilities except intentional
burning,” a spokesman said.
The warehouse fire was burning
along a loading dock and went
beneath a door. “If it had not been
discovered in quick order it would
have made the school fire look like
a backyard cookout,” it was noted.
Fire Chief Luther C Parks said
his entire department responded
to the school fire about 11:45 P M.
Friday. The school is located only
two blocks from the station. A unit
from Center Hill-Crossroads was
called in to standby at the station
“When we arrived at the scene it
(the fire) was already shooting
through the roof.' ’ Chief Parks said.
“At that time you could have
floated the building down the
Chowan River and never put it
While electricians had been in
the building Friday afternoon,
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Sale Os Bonds
Sales of Series E and H Savings
Bonds in Chowan County during
June were $15,447. January-June
sales totaled $72,321 which
represents 50 6 per cent of the
county’s goal of $143,000.
This report was made by R.
Graham White, county volunteer
chairman. He also reported that
June sales in North Carolina
totaled SB-million. highest for June
since 1945, and 24.5 per cent above
the same month in 1972.
High School and East Carolina
University, has accepted a
coaching position at Sanford
University in Birmingham, Ala.
He will be an offensive receiver
Wayne Grubb is head football
coach at Sanford.
Flanagan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Flanagan, Country Club
Drive, served last year as
assistant football and head track
coach at New Hanover School in
He played his high school
football for the Edenton Aces,
coached then by Jerry McGee. At
East Carolina University he
played under Clarence Stasavich
and Mike McGee.
In 1971, Flanagan served as
backfield coach for the ECU
He is expected to assume his
duties at Sanford immediately.