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Yes, Mistakes Are Made
James A. Graham,
commissioner, N. C. Department
of Agriculture, meandered along
the Public Parade last Thursday,
as scheduled. However, he looked
somewhat different from the man
pictured on this page last week.
And rightly so.
It wasn’t his picture. There was
an error made when the halftone
negative was placed on the page
and was not caught until tod late.
Our investigation revealed that
the proper name to be matched up
with the picture which ran was
Rev. Harold White of Raleigh,
director of stewardship
promotion, State Baptist
Mr. White was to conduct
revival services at Capeharts
Baptist Church over in Merry Hill
and the pastor there brought in his
picture to be printed on some
promotional material. The
halftone negative, used in such%
process, was made.
However, before the job could be
completed, it was learned that Mr.
White was ill and would be unable
to appear as schedule. The job was
scraped almost. Mr. White’s
picture fit the space we had left for
Mr. Graham’s and the presses ran
The following memo was
received Saturday from the good
“Bud, I have racked my brain
trying to figure out who you are
trying to imitate me with by
putting someone else’s picture in
“Thad Eure, distinguished
Secretary of State, was in my
office and he knows everyone
practically in the Albemarle
region and he says he’d be if
he knows who that fellow is but
regardless of whoever he is,
compliment him on being such a
good looking fellow when you find
out who he is.”
As we recall, this is probably
only the second mistake we have
ever made. We shudder to think
what the third one will be.
Getting Into Gear
State revenue sharing is a
concept which is catching fire
throughout Tar Heelia and action
Tuesday night by the new
Albemarle Association of Counties
& Towns and Albemarle Area
Development Association should
spur it on.
The Albemarle Area is probably
the first such region to take
positive, collective action on a
proposal to study the feasibility of
plowing back to local governments
some of the state’s surplus, rather
than cut taxes.
Local action followed an August
18 meeting of the N. C. Association
of County Commissioners where a
resolution urging equalization of
resources with responsibilities
A great deal of additional
burden is being placed on the
budgets of local governments and
the ad valorem levy has been
increased to meet the demands to
a point of saturation.
Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt, speaking in
Nags Head following the meeting
of local government officials, said
the state must “gear up” local
governments to take a more active
role in delivery of service,
decision making, etc. It would only
be natural to assume he would
propose that the state “gear up” to
some extene with dollars.
By benefiting from the mistakes
of federal revenue sharing, we
believe the General Assembly
could come up with a more
equitable means of distribution of
But more important, by sharing
the state surplus with locai
government, part of the tax dollar
paid by the taxpayer would be
returned to a level where the
taxpayer will be conscious of his
tax dollar being spent for his
and his family's betterment.
It would not be difficult to “gear
up” to this concept, in fact, not
just in theory.
s; Eden ton-Chowan Board of
Education and Chowan County
commissioners are showing an
ROY L. HARRELL
To Try Again
Councilman Roy Harrell
Tuesday announced his candidacy
for the office of Mayor in the
upcoming November 6 election.
He has served for two and a half
years on the Town Council of
In a statement released Tuesday
he said: “I fully intend to run on
my record as a councilman for the
past two and a half years, and the
manner in which I have handled
the citizens of Edenton’s business
and their problems.
“I have one and only one reason
for seeking the of flee of Mayor and
that is to help as many people in as
many ways as possible.
“It is my hope to see and talk
with as many people as possible in
the coming weeks.”
TO TAKE SPECIAL TRAINING-Mrs. Darlene Asbell, one of
two area nurses who began special training at the University of
North Carolina Medical School in Chapel Hill Monday, confers
prior to her departure with Wesley Cullipher, left, executive
director, ARPDC, and Jim Lewis, director of AHRDS.
Aces Topple Two Nurses At Chapel Hill
By FLYNN SURRATT
Last Friday night at Hicks
Field, the football season opened
for John A. Holmes High School;
the tense expectation was so
heavy that it hung about three feet
off the ground and threw sparks
when shifted by the wind. Whether
this expectation was transformed
into surprise or transformed into
glee, or both, is not really known;
but the fact remains that there
were some happy fans when the
Aces defeated the Northeastern
High School Eagles, 14-7.
This week, the Aces will travel
to neighboring Perquimans
County to face the Pirates at 8
P.M. at Perquimans County High
The first quarter of scrimmage
proved to be a defensive contest
with neither team scoring.
Elizabeth City received the opening
kick-off and returned it 23 yards.
Dennis Gordon carried the ball.
They made two quick first downs,
obtaining good field position only
to be stopped by the Aces on the
third series. On this attempt, the
Eagles were bold to only two yards
From their own M yard line, the
Aces took to the offensive. After a
one yard carry by Arnold
Brothers, David Norm broke
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“partnership in leadership’’
theme between state and local
government was proposed here
Tuesday night by a ranking Tar
Heel official. Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt
said the theme emphasizes the
joint responsibility of state and
local government, and casts each
level of government into a more
significant role for improving the
way of life for all its citizens.
Speaking at a meeting of
Albemarle Area Development
Association, Hunt said local
governments will play the key role
as “we move ahead in North
Carolina, and the state should be
supportive of that role.” This he
said will mean the state must gear
up local governments to do the job
Touching on land use planning,
which is drawing fire as a result of
the proposed Coastal Zone
Management Bill, the speaker
said: “Local government should
be given a primary role in
development of land use programs
if they are willing to do it.”
Calling for a balanced growth in
the state, he said it can best be
accomplished by a regional
approach. He said while there are
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Two Albemarle Area nurses this
week enrolled in the Nurse
Practitioner School at the
University of North Carolina
School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.
They are Mrs. Darlene Asbell of
Edenton and Mrs. Darlene Nobles
The nurses will be engaged in
six months of specialized training.
Upon completion of the course,
they will spend six months
working in a physician’s office.
When the 12-month program is
completed, they will be a part of
the Rural Health Program in the
Albemarle Area. There are no
nurse practitioners now working
in Northeastern North Carolina.
Both Mrs. Asbell and Mrs.
Drug Arrests Made
Jimmy Mack Evans, 20, and
Ronnie Thomas Lane, 19, have
been charged in felony warrants
with possession of marijuana.
Sheriff Troy Toppin said the
charges were lodged after
controlled substance was found in
their cars at the Chowan River the
night of September 2.
Also charged following the raid
on a “pot party” were: Cris
Morris, 23, Frank Leary, 19, Glenn
Parks, 17, all of Chowan County,
and Tony Femandeze, 18, of
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, September 13, 1973.
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SERIOUS CONFERENCE-James Graham,
center, state commissioner of agriculture, is
engaged in a serious conference about feeder pig
prices with two other state leaders attending last
Dupree Clark was convicted in
Chowan County Superior Court
Wednesday afternoon of failure to
disburse. The jury, composed of
six Negroes and six whites,
deliberated for little more than
one hour before returning the
verdict at 3 P.M.
Defense Attorney Jerry Paul
immediately asked that the jury
New Rate Set
Edenton’s Board of Public
Works Tuesday adopted new
electric rates and have set
September 20 as the date to hold a
public hearing to answer any
questions, according to Jesse L
Harrell, board chairman. Th*.
public meeting will be held at 8
P.M. in the Municipal Building.
For several weeks the board has
been reviewing the electric rate
adopted some months ago and had
assured electric customers that
every effort would be made to
lower the rate.
The consultants who
recommended the initial rate were
called in to conduct a new study.
Detailed information about the
rates adopted Tuesday were not
available to the press at The
Herald’s deadline but information
will be available next week.
Nobles have been working with the
Family Planning Program,
administered by Albemarle
Human Resources Development
Jim Lewis, AHRDS executive
director, said the program under
which the nurses are being trained
is supported by a stipend provided
by (he state.
NEW ATTORNEY—W. T. Culpepper, 111, center, is
congratulated by Superior Court Judge William Copeland after
the new attorney was admitted to the bar Thursday morning at
Chowan County Courthouse. At right is Mrs. Culpepper. The
Elizabeth City native will practice in Edenton.
Thursday’s sale. At right is Dr. George Cape\ of
N. C. State University, and Dr. Dave Spruill is at
left. They huddled outside the sale barn during
Graham’s visit to the area.
be polled. Each of the 12 jurors
reaffirmed the vote for conviction
when the question was put by Mrs.
Lena M. Leary, clerk.
Judge William Copeland did not
immediately sentence Clark as a
jury was in the process of being
selected to try Rev. J. E. Orange.
Earlier, Golden Frinks,
demonstration leader, had
petitioned the court to allow him to
relieve Paul as his attorney, to be
declared an indigent and to have
an attorney appointed to represent
him. John F. White was then
A Superior Court jury was
deliberating Wednesday afternoon
in the first of many cases growing
out of extensive racial
At the opening session of
Chowan County Superior Court,
last week, William T. Culpepper,
111 was admitted to the North
Carolina Bar Association. A 1973
graduate of Wake Forest School of
Law, Culpepper will practice law
from his office in the Bank of
North Carolina Building.
Presiding Judge William
Copeland administered the oath.
Culpepper was introduced and
presented by W . J . P. Earnhardt,
A member of a distinguished
family, he is the son of the late
William T. (Bill) and Shirley
Perry Culpepper. His father was a
North Carolina legislator of two
terms. Culpepper, born and raised
in Elizabeth City, is a former
graduate of Elizabeth City High
School and Hampden-Sydney
College as well as Wake Forest
University. He is married to the
former Celia Corlett Dillard of
Lynchburg, Va. They now reside
at the Gate House on Hayes Farm.
Single Copies 10 Cents.
demonstrations here during the
Dupree Clark of Robeson
County, was charged with
disorderly conduct and failure to
disburse at the office of Supt.
Eddie West of Edenton-Chowan
Schools in May.
Defense counsel Tuesday was
unsuccessful in getting Clark
declared an indigent for the
purpose of obtaining a free
transcript of the trial in District
Court. Also, Judge William
Copeland of Murfreesboro, also
denied a motion to quash the
The testimony was 4aken
Tuesday afternoon. Arguments
and the court's charge to the jury
took up most of Wednesday
morning before the jury recessed
In matters handled last
Wednesday afternoon and
Thursday, the following action
Rosa Sutton Ford, assault with a
deadly weapon, six months,
suspended and placed on
probation for two years upon
payment of costs.
Byran Matthew Black,
speeding, nol pros.
Norman Lee Ford, assault on a
female and assault with a deadly
weapon, six months, suspended
upon payment of SIOO fine and
costs and sl2 to Chowan Hospital.
Chowan County commissioners
Monday did an about face and
approved group hospitalization
insurance for county employees.
While there was considerable
discussion and evidence that two
commissionrs were opposed to the
plan, there were no negative
Commissioner Alton G. Elmore
made the motion to accept the low
bid of N. C. Blue Cross & Blue
Shield and it was promptly
seconded by Commissioner N. J.
George. At last month’s meeting
the commissioners failed to act
when Elmore’s motion died for the
lack of a second.
The county had budgeted for the
additional fringe benefit and
Elmore expressed his surprise in
August when the bid, which was
lower than the budgeted amount,
was not accepted.
Commissioner C. M. Evans said
he felt the county should pay
sufficient wages for employees to
purchase their own hospitalization
Nan. Commissioner David T.
Bateman said he did not fed that
the county should pay 100 per cent
of the employee’s insurance.
Elmore explained that county
funds are already being used for
hospitalization plans in other
departments such as the ABC,