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Mayor Deserves Another
The curtain is rapidly closing on
one of the quietest campaigns
prior to a Municipal Election
along the Public Parade in recent
years. This is especially unusual
since there ore contests for three
positions on the Town Council.
Candidates have chosen to play
it “low key”. In the principal race,
Mayor George Alma Byrum is
running on his record of
leadership over the past four and
one-half years. Meanwhile, Roy L.
Harrell seeks to unseat the
incumbent with a promise of
“good, clean honest government
As councilman-at-large, Mr.
Harrell has been a part of the
Byrum Administration for the
past two and one-half years. This
‘has provided him a perfect forum
■ to advocate exactly what he bases
his campaign on at this time. If he
* is unsuccessful for the fourth time,
he will have two more years to
serve as councilman.
Mr. Harrell has a keen political
mind. He has been running for
mayor since 1965. Therefore, he
has refrained from proposing
improvements in local
government which would make
| the Byrhm AdmTriisfi-attdh'lbblc
By contrast, Mayor'Byrum has
been bold in his approach to
municipal affairs. He has
accepted -the responsibility of
office and met problem areas with
100 per cent commitment. He has
forged ahead in the best interest of
the community in which he was
elected to lead.
, He has not been afraid to
* propose * which were
f controversial but constructive.
And we will be the first to agree
that those who propose change
just for the sake of change are
oblivious to reality.
This writer has been the target
of heavy criticism from some
quarters for the role played in
searching for and attempting to
obtain a better community for all
the citizens who reside herein. We
stand steadfast in our claim that
Edenton and Chowan County now
have a better reputation and
image to project outside; a better
attitude to work with within.
It is partially due to the fact we
have not been held back by threats
of economic boycotts, labels of
being part of the establishment
• (whatever that is) and other
t senseless vibrations designed to
distort the facts while drawing
attention from the real issues and
Often times we have been
identified with Mayor Byrum in
these efforts. We have enjoyed the
company. We have admired his
integrity, his unselfish devotion to
duty, his willingness to allocate
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Dr. Monroe Will Speak Here
Dr Monroe is expected to
cfiscuss in detail the proposed four
year medical school at East
Carolina University. Ibe AADA
has openly endorsed and
_ Dr Edwin W. Monroe, vice
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, October 25,1973. Single Copies id Cents.
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JAYCEES HONOR BOSSES— One hundred Jaycees, their
bosses and Exhausted Roosters turned out last Thursday night
for the annual Bosses Night banquet held at the Jaycee
Community Building on Base Road. Principals at the meeting
were, from left: Woody Copeland, state vice president; Wayne
Sawyer, program chairman; Gus Tulloss of Rocky Mount,
national director and guest speaker; and Joe Hollowell,
Judge Indicts Witness In Case
A bench warrant was issued for
a prosecuting witness in Chowan
County District Court Tuesday
after it was found that he had
sworn to a malicious and fictitious
Judge Wilton Walker, Jr., of
Currituck, odered the warrant for
James Wilson, who had charged
James Bond with assault with a
deadly weapon. Bond was found
The jurist sentenced Wilson to 30
days, suspended upon payment of
SSO fine and costs.
W. T. Culpepper, 111, prosecuted
the docket and the following other
action was taken:
Thomas Williams, driving while
license were revoked, six months,
A second driver’s license
examiner is being assigned to the
Edenton, Hertford and Windsor
offices, effective the week of
November 12, according to an
announcement today by the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
At that time the two examiners
will be in Edenton all day on
Monday and Tuesday, in Hertford
on Wednesday and in Windsor on
Thursday and Friday.
Examiner R. L. Mitchell noted
that the office in Edenton and
Elizabeth City will be closed
Tuesday because of the election.
Also, November 12 is a state
and stressed die need of this
facility at ECU. *? £ -
The public is invited to the
dinner meeting on November 8 to
be held at the Eden ton Restaurant
AADA PM*tat L. F. Ambqcn.
Jr., Ms urged strong ciosen
suspended upon payment of $250
fine and costs; drunk driving, six
months, suspended upon payment
of $250 fine and costs.
Carson Chapp Overman, drunk
driving, 90 days, suspended upon
payment Os $125 fine and costs.
Glen wood Lee Myers, drunk
driving, 90 days, suspended upon
payment of $125 fine and costs.
James Lee White, no operator’s
license, 30 days, suspended upon
payment of S6O fine and costs. .
James Wilson, Jr., drunk
driving and speeding, four
months, suspended upon payment
of $135 fine and costs.
Kerry Kevin Bradshaw,
improper passing and
transporting alcoholic beverage,
six months, suspended upon
payment of SSO fine and costs and
not drive for 60 days.
Johnny Vanderlin Holley,
litterbugging, 30 days, suspended
upon payment of $25 fine and
costs; transporting untaxed
liquor, 60 days, suspended upon
payment of SSO fine and costs.
1 William Gregory Berryman,
speeding, 10 days, suspended upon
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The Alliance for Progress
Graduate Center will be
headquartered at John A. Holmes
High School, according to Richard
W. Baker, Jr., director. The
decision was made at a recent
executive board meeting in
Space for the center, to be
operated by \. the six-county
educational consortium, was
made available by Edenton-
Cfaowan Board of Education. Dr.
J. H. Horton, is a member of the
school board and Alliance
One of the first projects for
count.:' Edenton Chamber' of
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The grid contest Friday night
between the Edenton Aces and the
Williamston Tigers came to an
unexpected and abrupt halt at the
end of the first half. The lighting
system was blown by a shattered
light, forcing the last half of the
game to be played Monday night.
The Aces ended up on top, taking
the Tigers 13-7 to maintain a per
fect season record of eight wins
and no losses. All scores were
posted in the first half of play.
According to reports, a person
was swinging on a guywire when
one of the large floodlights fell,
shorting out wires, blowing the
transformer, and showering the
student cheering section with
chunks of glass. Several persons
were treated for minor injuries.
This Friday night the Aces will
again see action at home. They
will play the Bertie Falcons on
Hicks Field at 8 P.M.
In football action, Williamston
was the first to score. During the
first frame, an Edenton fumble
was recovered by the Tigers to set
up the drive to the endzone. The
touchdown came six plays later on
keeper by quarterback Phil
Shelby. Williamston made the one
point conversion to lead 7-0.
Later in the same period,
Edenton likewise hit paydirt on a
46 yard drive marked by a 22 yard
scramble by Quarterback Gerald
Hall, an 18 yard pass from Hall to
QThomas Slade,~and another sneak
by Hall for the six points. Ralph
Arnold Brothers pulled a
barnstormer in the last few
seconds of the first half, scoring on
a 72 yard dash. Brothers received
the hand-off on a draw play over
the middle, hit over the line of
scrimmage, and cut left to run
untouched the length of the field.
Second half action, Monday
night saw the Aces move into good
scoring position once on the
Williamston 30, but lost the ball to
downs. Both teams were unable to
capitalize on a drive, but Edenton
controlled the game most of that
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PROMOTE SEA POWER-Adm. T. B. Russell, Jr., of
Glenview, m., center, made a flying trip to Northeastern North
Carolina earlier this week discussing the importance of sea
power. Hie admiral, who is commander of the U. S. Naval Air
Reserve, is shown with Capts. Fred Thorne, left, and A1 Gitlin,
right, both offtorfatk, Va.; and W. J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., a reserve
officer who is a member of the sea power presentation team. He
was interviewed on TV in Washington and Greenville. Earnhardt
arranged the visitation.
A heavy voter turnout is
expected Tuesday for the
Municipal Election and three
state-wide referendums. The polls
open at 6:30 A.M. and will close at
In the Town of Edenton, voters
will elect a mayor, treasurer,
councilman-at-large and two ward
Mayor George Alma Byrum is
Suit Is Filed
Richard Satterfield, whose
contract as band director at John
A. Holmes High School was not
renewed by Edenton-Chowan
Board of Education, has filed suit
in U. S. District Court asking to be
reinstated and back pay.
In a suit filed in New Bern last
Friday, Satterfield charges that
he lost his job at Holmes High
because of his race.
Satterfield, a Negro, was
informed in May that his contract
would not be renewed.
The school board has
maintained that there were no
racial basis for their decision, but
that it was based on Satterfield’s
and failure to maintain
The board’s action touched off
racial demonstrations in Edenton
throughout the summer which
resulted in more than 200 arrests.
A special term of Chowan County
Superior Court was set in
September for trial of the cases.
During the third week the U. S.
District Court was petitioned to
assume jurisdiction for the cases
not already tried.
Edenton Chamber of Commerce
is currently involved in the most
successful membership campaign
in history. A report this week
showed nearly SIB,OOO already
received toward a record budget
Robert W. Moore, executive vice
president, said on November 1,
1972, little more than half this
amount had been received.
Wallace Evans is membership
chairman and James C. (Pete)
Dail is president.
being opposed for the second time
by Roy L. Harrell, who is serving
as a councilman-at-large. Harrell
earlier unsuccessfully oppossed
John A. Mitchener, Jr., for the top
Allen B. Harless, Jr., is running
unopposed for treasurer. James
M. Bond did not seek re-election.
James C. (Pete) Dail,
incumbent councilman-at-large, is
being opposed by Joe W. Lee who
has openly endorsed the
candidacy of Harrell.
There is a three-man race for
Third Ward councilman.
Incumbent David G. White is
opposed by W. Errol Flynn and
William A. Reeves. Reeves is the
only Negro seeking public office in
Harry A. Spruill, Jr., is running
unopposed for Fourth Ward
councilman. Incumbent Clyde
Hollowell is not seeking re
In the state-wide referendums,
voters are being asked to pass on:
The issuance of S3OO-million
State Public School Facilities
The sale and consumption of
mixed beverages in counties
which authorize such sales
An amendment to the Clean **s,
Water Bond Act of 1971 to
the expenditure of funds
heretofore authorized by a vote of
the General Assembly and the
people for grants to units of
government for the construction,
improvement or expansion of
wastewater treatment works.
Mrs. George C. Hoskins,
chairman, Chowan County Board
of Election, reported on October 8, '
a total of 4,886 registered voters in
this county. Os this number, 2,385
reside in the Town of Edenton and
will be eligible to vote in the
There were 1,386 voters in East
Edenton and 999 in West Edenton.
Polling places and registrars in
the six precincts are:
East Edenton -Chowan County
Office Building; Mrs. James E.
Municipal Building; Mrs. S. F.
Rocky Hock-Chowan Rescue
Building behind W. E. Smith’s
Store; Mrs. J. E. Peele.
Center Hill-Center Hill
Community Building; Ralph
Building; Henderson R. Peele.
Airport; Mrs. Warren Twiddy.
Mrs. Hoskins also noted that
curbside voting will be allowed
from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. but there
will be no absentee voting allowed
in this election.
Money Is Short
Chowan County’s allocation for
improvements to the secondary
road system is $54,000. This is part
of $28.7-million set up Friday by
the Secondary Roads Council.
Each county’s portion of the
allotment has been figured on a
formula based on the number of
unpaved miles within the county
and the average cost per mile for
paving a road in that county’s .
section of the state.
The State Division of Highways
estimates it costs $42,333 per mile
to pave a secondary road in the 1
eastern section of the state;
$38,866 per mile hi the central j
portion and $54,879 in file western j