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NEW PROGRAM LAUNCHED-Mrs. Carole Nance, who began
her duties today as director of the Albemarle Adult Day Care
Center here, is pictured with Bill Safriet, left, of the eastern
regional office, State Division of Mental Health, and Jim Lewis,
executive director, Albemarle Human Resources Development
System. The center is located on Highway 32, north of Edenton.
Center For AdultsOpensHere
An new adult day activity
program was launched in
Northeastern North Carolina on
November 1 with the opening of
the Albemarle Adult Day Care
Center naar here. Mrs. Carole
Nance, a registered nurse, has
been named director of the
AHOSKIE Football season
ended last Friday night for the
Edenton Aces. They felt the
stunning blow of defeat at the
hands of the Ahoskie Cougars who
shut them out 23-0, taking the
Northeastern Conference title and
the right to go on to the quarter
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Three touchdowns and a field
goal marked the victory.
The first quarter was scoreless.
Edenton gained possession twice
in the first period. On both counts,
the Aces failed to sustain a drive.
They fumbled once and had to
punt from deep within their own
Ahoskie emerged from the
second quarter with one TD and
’ the field goal. The score was made
by Calvin Sessoms from the two
yard line. The field goal came
minutes later after a fifteen yard
penalty against the Cougars.
Gregory Boone split the uprights
from 32 yards out to give the
Cougars a 1(H) lead at halftime.
Edenton appeared ready to
muster some fire power with a 34
yard rim from Jimmy Fleetwood.
A passing attempt was stifled only
after Gerald Hall scrambled for
eight yards. But the Aces lo6t the
ball to downs.
The ball changed hands twice
before Ahoskie wait to score
again. From the nine, Sessoms
scored and the extra point was
good. There were only seconds left
in the third frame.
The Cougars’ final touchdown
followed an Edenton fumble on the
25. After a 17 yqrd pass play,
quarterback Mike Umphlett hit
paydirt for six more points to land
the 23-0 final score.
The Aces final hopes were
quashed by an interception.
Ahoskie maintained control until
the clock ran out of the contest.
Development and Training Act
(MDTA) projects have been
jointly approved by the
Department of Labor and the
Department of Health, Education
and Welfare to provide classroosp
type training for 515 persons in
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The center will be located in the
old Immanuel »Baptist Church
building on Highway 32, just north
of Edenton. It will be open from 9
A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through
Friday. The center is designed to
handle up to 20 people.
Family members of the adults
participating in the program will
be required to provide necessary
transportation. Lunch will be
served at the center and a
diversified program is being
The center is a joint venture
between ilbemarle Mental Health
Center and Albemarle Human
Resources Development System.
It is funded at the $38,000 level by
the State Division of Mental
Bill Safriet, a representative
from the eastern regional office,
explained that the funds Were
made available by she 1973
General Assembly to establish
these colters to aid mentally
In addition to the center, the
program will include counseling
with families. It was noted that the
center will provide relief to the
family through the various
programs and the exposure of the
participants to a variety of social
Mrs. Nance, who previously was
connected with the Family
Planning Program as assistant
coordinator, will be assisted by a
teacher and two aides.
Jim Lewis, AHRDS executive
director, said the program was
developed from a regional task
force of local citizens, headed by
Mrs. J. P. Ricks, Jr., working
towards a sheltered workshop for
the 10-county region.
Property owners in the Town of
Edenton Wednesday became
eligible to purchase flood
insurance. W. B. Gardner, town
administrator, said codification
had been received from the
Department of Housing & Urban
Miss Roger son Places First In Contest
Marta Rogerson won first place
in the National Horticultural
Marketing demonstration contest,
held last week in Oklahoma City.
The, demonstration contest was
held as part of the Annual National
Junior Horticultural Association
Convention which brought
together youth interested in
horticulture from the entire
. In giving her demonstration,
Marta showed and told bow to
the importance of placing on the
market a high ~ quality
of dis6&s€ and
Because of the Thanksgiving
holiday, The Chowan Herald will
publish one day early next week.
The next effitipn will be dtotributed
Wednesday, instead of Thursday.
All advertising copy milst be
submitted by 5 P.M. Monday and
all news armies by 10 A.M.
Tuesday in appear in next
week’s pape ° ,
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Reappor' w ** wt is not popular
in most quarters. Neither is it an
easy matter to resolve. However,
without question there exists
“substantial inequality of
population” among the townships
along the Public Parade and it is
the responsibility of Chowan
County commissioners to address
themselves to the problem.
If a county commissioner, town
councilman or any public official,
for that matter, attempts to skirt
the rough spots, pass the buck and
conduct a popularity contest, he
just isn’t doing his job. While the
initial motion to reapportion was
defeated, the wound is not as deep
as the 3-2 vote against would first
To the man, county
commissioners agreed that the
residency requirements for
seeking election to the board is out
of kilter. With five men on the
board there is a possibility of
having five different plans. But, a
thorough study of the distribution
of population along the Public
Parade should leave* the
commissioners with full
realization that some distinction is
necessary between the Town of
Edenton and First Township when
it comes to board composition.
The problem of reappor
tionment won’t go away. It
behooves the commissioners to
complete their study and take
positive action before the wounds
are deepened. And it must be done
prior to the May primary election.
; More; Os THf Same
■WWI, we wait-ova to thcMeof
Pasquotank, last Friday to break
bread with former Gov. Bob Scott
and College of The Albemarle
officials. We found the fellowship
especially refreshing; the
The former Tar Heel chief
executive was his usual relaxed,
candid self and disavowed some
editorial claims that he has a
timetable for getting back into
public service at some lofty level.
He revealed that he is giving 80
per cent of his time to the N. C.
Agribusiness Council and 20 per
cent of his time to the Department
of Community Colleges, which
was the reason he was in Elizabeth
City. He did not, however, explain
how he was giving the promised
time to his family and farming
The jovial former governor
would not be drawn into
discussion of the Holshouser
Administration. He said prior to
the inauguration he told the
governor elect: “Your problems
are going to come from your own
folks and not from me. ’’ And he
was right on target.
He stated we are fortunte in
North Carolina to have a stable
government. “I just believe our
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Marta is a sophomore at
Chowan High School and has been
active in the 4-H Club program for
, six years. This is the fourth year
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New Town Officials Seated;
Harrell, Councilman At Large
The new mayor and councilmen
of Menton took their oaths of
office at the Town Council meeting
Tuesday night. Mrs. Lena M.
Leary, clerk of court,
administered the oaths to Roy L.
Harrell, mayor, and councilmen
Errol Flynn, Harry Spruill, and
James C. Dail, who was elected
Allan B. Harless was sworn in to
succeed James Bond as treasurer.
In addition the council gained
three new members from the
Board of Public Works; J. H.
Conger, Jr., James Darnell, and
Jesse L. Harrell. However,
Harrell resigned from office in
order to be eligible for nomination
as councilman-at-large. He was
elected with the dissenting votes
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FARM-CITY WEEK SCHEDULED -Wallace Evans, center,
chairman of Farm-City Week in Chowan County discussed an
official proclamation with C. A. Phillips, left, chairman of
Chowan County commissioners, and Mayor Roy L. Harrell. The
observance is November 16-22.
Farm-City Banquet Scheduled
A highlight of Edenton and
Chowan County’s observance of
Farm-City Week, November 16-22,
will be a free banquet Monday
night at Edenton Jaycee Building
on Base Road. The banquet begins
EIC Gets Grant
WASHINGTON, D. C. - Rep.
Walter B. Jones of the First
Congressional District Wednesday
announced approval of a $75,516
grant to Economic Improvement
Council, Inc., by the Office of
Economic Opportunity. EIC is
headquartered in Edenton and
serves the 10-county Albemarle
Rep. Jones aid the funds will
provide for administration and
management of the Community
Wilbur G. Pierce is executive
director of EIC.
that she has taken part in
This summer at the N. C. 4-H
Congress, Marta competed with
five other district champions and
won the right to represent North
Carolina in the national contest.
Her state award was SIOO on the
trip to Oklahoma. To help with the
remaining expenses, Chowan
Ruritan Club, Ryland Ruritan
Club, Center HiH Homemakers
Club and Edenton Rotary made
Mai*a is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs . ihomas Glenn Rogerson of
the Center Hill community Mrs.
Rogerson accompanied her
daughter on the trip.
Cthcr people on thetripfirom the
Albemarle area were Hope
Owens, April Clough and Bobby
Armstrong of Tyrrell County.
Hope placed second in the
By FLYNN SURRATT
Councilman Herbert Hollowell
recommended the resignation of
Harrell in keeping with the Town
Charter which calls for an elected
board of six members. This move
lowered the number serving from
nine to eight. He then placed
Harrell in nomination with Joe W.
Lee and William A. Reeves, who
had been nominated previously.
Several citizens present at the
meeting questioned the action.
Later in the meeting upon request
of Mayor Harrell, the procedure
was again explained.
Following the meeting
Councilman Hollowell explained
that his only intent on filling the
vacany was to keep the council as
near as possible to the number as
at 7 P.M.
Wallace Evans is again
chairman of the event and has
announced that Dr. Bill Toussaint
of Raleigh will be the guest
speaker. Dr. Toussaint is head of
the Agricultural Economics
Department at N. C. State
There will be three other
important functions at the
1- Jaycees will name the
recipient of the Outstanding
Young Farmer Award;
2- Lions will announce the
corn contest winners; and
3- Chamber of
Commerce will present the 1972
Farm-City Week will be
observed across the nation, ending
on Thanksgiving Day. The
purpose of the event is to help
create a better understanding
between rural and urban people.
Evans stated that Chowan
County is fortunate to have a fine
relationship between urban and
rural citizens. “Farm-City Week
can help to maintain and
strengthen this relationship,” he
This will be the 19th annual
observance of Farm-City Week.
Last year’s observance, according
to final reports received at
national headquarters, involved
the active participation of more
than 15,000 communities in the U.
S. and Canada.
Winner It Named
Carolyn Lassiter of Manteo won
$250 in gift certificates at the dose
of the Pre-Thanksgiving Sidewalk
Sale conducted by Edenton
merchants. Lula Drew, Route 3,
Edenton, won second prize which
was SIOO in gilt certificates.
The prizes were awarded
Saturday evening following a
three-day sales promotion
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specifi'xl in the Town Charter.
“Personally, I don’t care if we
have 25 or 50 on the council but the
charter specifices six members
and I don’t think we should take
advantage of the special
legislation relative to the Board of
Public Works to expand the
council when it is not necessary,”
Committee appointments were
made by Mayor Harrell to various
boards and agencies. Harrell and
Harry Spruill were appointed to
the Public Works Committee;
Flynn to the Finance Committee;
Darnell, Conger, and Dail, to
Dail also was named to the
Dr. A. F. Downum, Sr., was
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Northeastern North Carolina’s
second speech and hearing center
is expected to open at Chowan
Hospital shortly after January 1,
1974. Some SIO,OOO worth of
equipment has been ordered and
the operating room suite of the old
hospital will be renovated.
The first center opened in
September in Elizabeth City.
David McGraw is director and
speech pathologist and Mrs.
Becky Hite is audiologist.
The centers are operated by
Albemarle Human Resources
Development System of which Jim
Lewis of Edenton is executive
Lewis said the equipment is
being purchased from a grant
given the 10-county region by
Regional Medical Program. He
said the equipment would allow
the center to do infant testing as
well as check noise levels in
industry. When the Edenton unit
opens the region will have some
$33,000 in speech and hearing
equipment which can be used
throughout the area.
Thomas M. Surratt, hospital
administrator and chair man of the
Comprehensive Health Planning
Council, said the two centers will
give the Albemarle Area one of the
most complete testing facilities
for speech and hearing defects
anywhere in the state.
Surratt said renovations include
lowering the ceiling in the suite,
the walls will be made “sound
deadening” and the floor
carpeted. Other renovations
include blocking up some windows
and replacing some doors.
The rooms will be petitioned off
and the entire area will have
bright fluorescent lighting.
Lloyd C. Bunch of Edenton was
re-elected chairman of the 20-
county Area Five, N. C.
Association of Soil & Water
Conservation Districts at the 18th
annual meeting held Tuesday
night at the Jaycee Community
Building on Base Road.
Some 400 people attended the
banquet and heard Secretary of
State Thad Eure proclaim that
Americans should launch a
program to “stamp out apathy”
while accepting a deeper
responsibility for government and
The state official, who is a
native of Gates County, pointed
out that last week’s election saw
municipal officials put into office,
important bond issue passed and
liquor given a setback. “But fewer
than 40 per cent of the registered
voters exercised their right of
franchise,” he said.
“Unless we wake up,” he went
on, “we are going to find ourselves
in the greatest dilemma of our
times.” Citing the lack of voter
interest, he said those who are
most critical don’t vote.
Eure, much to the satisfaction of
his audience, said if he had been
the czar of state government
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