We have learned from the least
possible reliable source that a lady
from along the Public Parade has
been appointed to / a most
responsible committee of the N. C.
Democratic Party. She is Mrs. B.
Warner Evans of Tyner, whose
husband is a former member of
the Genera) Assembly.
According to a recent report in
our least favored morning daily of
geperal circulation in
Northeastern North Carolina,
Mrs. Evans has been chosen one of
17 members of a new personnel
study commission. The committee
is to be headed by James H.
Stamey, a former official in the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
Mrs. Evans is an active, -
enthusiastic, dedicated Democrat.
She does not enjoy the limelight
w but works quietly and effectively
* on numerous community projects.
Her appointment to the
committee is just recognition of
her many talents.
LOOKING EAST - It is difficult
to find people in lofty places in
state goverment who are fair
minded enough to face to the East.
It is refreshing then to find one
willing to take the risk to the
extent of opening his eyes.
A true friend of Eastern North
Carolina has surfaced in the
person of Rep. Jay Huskins of
Iredell. His strong support of a
program at East Carolina
University to improve the medical
manpower in Tar Heelia is
evidenced by this article which
recently appeared in his “Down In
1 Iredell’ column of the Statesville
-Record & Landmark, which he
AN OPEN LETTER The
Chapel Hill Newspaper recently
carried an editorial of the East
Carolina medical school proposal
which does us discredit. For that
reason, we have sent the following
letter to Editor James Shumaker:
DEAR JIM I have known for
years that the quickest solution to.
a problem is an editor in close
proximity to a typewriter. In fact,
I have achieved many such
quickies myself. But as I have
grown older I have come to realize
that other things than opinion are
useful if real problems are to be •
Chief among them is
understanding based on proper
study of available information.
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“Elijah” Performances Set
Soloists and choristers from five
counties included in the
membership of COA’s Albemarle
Choral Society and Chorale have
been hard at work since
September preparing a complete
performance of Mendelssohn’s
Facility Is Closed
The aquarium and visitor’s rest
rooms at the Edenton National
Fish Hatchery have closed to the
public, according to Henn
Jruenthal, hatchery banager.
She closing was effective
Elec ember 1.
Illn a two-sentence announce-
Ment, Gruenthal said the shut
down of visitor facilities is due
to budget cuts.
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Christmas Parade At 4 PM. Today
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Leonard C. Small, Jr., 110 West
Gale Street, is the Chowan County
nominee for a Morehead
Scholarship to the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Announcement of the nomination
was made by W. H. Hollowell,
chairman of the local committee.
Small is a senior at John A.
Holmes High School. His parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Small.
At Holmes High, Small has
served as president of the
Sophomore, Junior and Senior
classes and was a Marshal last
year. He is president of the
National honor Society and was a
delegate to Boys State last year.
He plays varsity baseball and
The nominee is a member of
Edenton Baptist Church, attends
Sunday School and is a member of
—The Morehead grant, considered
to be among the most prestigeous
college grants, is valued at $2,500
per year. It is not based on need
and approximately 60 grants will
be named Morehead Scholars this
Hollowell noted that the grant is
based on character, leadership,
academic ability, attainments and
physical vigor as well as
motivation to excell and the ability
lyric, drama, “Elijah” for
presentations Sunday at 3 P.M. at
the COA auditorium and Monday
at 8 in the Edenton Baptist
Vocal and instrumental
direction is being provided by the
Society’s division directors John
Allums and Or. Clifford Bair along
with Dr. Paul Topper of the ECU
music faculty. An enlarged
orchestra from East Carolina
University augmented by local
performers Nina Scott and Mary
Aydlett, flutists, with Gay
Connally at the organ will play the
The theme of “Elijah” is
particularly significant in that it
highlights the strenuous efforts
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4 &Y 1 m A r n
Machines took precedence over
man Monday'as Chowan County
commissioners moved toward
mechanical voting, mechanical
tax billing and self-service
elevator in the county office
building. The three unrelated
projects could cost as much ais
$72,000, according to estimates
provided the board.
Also, commissioners approved
another SIO,OOO for further
renovations in the county building,
and authorized representatives of
the Landfill Committee to take
steps to expand that facility at
Cisco. Money to finance the
projects would come from
Revenue Sharing funds.
The board, after viewing a
demonstration of the Shoup voting
machine, instructed the Chowan
County Board of Elections to
recommend the brand and
number of machines desired. Mrs.
George C. Hoskins, board
chairman, said a minimum of six
machines would be needed—three
each in East and West Edenton
precincts—but it would take 10 to
make the voting uniform in the
county. The price is $1,695 each.
Chairman C. A. Phillips
expressed the opinion that the
system should be inaugurated
Complex Plans Are Discussed
Chowan County commissioners
backed away from a proposed
$1.6-million courthouse-jail in a
governmental complex and will
seek a “course more within the
financial limits of the county.”
The board met Tuesday night
wTnr'JT' Everette Fauber of
Lynchburg, Va., who has
completed an extensive study and
proposed the complex, and West
W. Byrum, chairman of the
Byrum explained that the
Fauber plan “encompassed an
ideal situation and one which you
can take from a lot easier than you
can add to.” He said the ultimate
decision would be up to the
Chairman C. A. Phillips said
sources of outside revenue “have
about dried up” but there is some
indications than some funds will
be available for the courthouse
early next year. He said there is
apparently no funds for building a
Fauber said if state and federal
agencies feel “this is too much
then we should seek their
recommendations and go from
there.” He noted: “We can go in
any direction that you sepd us.”
Phillips then stated: “The
county commissioners must now
set the course within the financial
limits of the county.” Earlier he
called the Fauber plan a “most
Commissioner N. J. George was
critical of the site, near Chowan
Si* Face Charges
Six young Negroes have been
charged with the theft of gasoline
and the owner of the car involved
faces an additional charge of
making a false report.
Police Chief J. O. Parrish said
the arrests were the result of a
report of a car being seen at Spedic
with a hose running to a truck.
The Spacemobile Educational
Program, sponsored each year by
the National Aeronautics ahd
Space Adkninistration (NASA),
was featured at D. F. Walker
Junior High School Wettoeaday.
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Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, Decembt & 773.
Projects GaiJi Support
county-wide and Commissioner N.
J. George, an enthusiastic
advocate of the system, agreed.
Mrs. Hoskins said it is hoped that
the machines can be put into
operation for the May, 1974,
Mayor Roy L. Harrell
questioned the feasibility of a
county the size of Chowan and a
town like Edenton going to voting
machines. He said he doesn’t think
the need justifies the expenditure.
The county board conducts
Dr. Edwin West, superintendent
of Edenton-Chowan Schools,
requested the county to purchase a
bookkeeping machine for some
$25,000, which will be capable of
doing the county’s tax billing
automatically. The machine,
under commissioners’ action,
would belong to the county but be
the primary property of the
Dr. West said a seven-year-old
machine used by the schools is in
ill repair and has required that
work be done in Gates County in
order to meet the payroll.
Commissioner Alton G. Elmore,
who is overseeing repairs to the
county office building, said SIO,OOO
is needed to continue the extensive
program of renovations now
Hospital, and the design. He
suggested a more traditional
architecture which is in keeping
with the community. He also
called for a downtown site.
Fauber defended the design as
being both economical and
functional. He said the project
could be phased, but to curtail it
would require a compromise of
Commissioners Alton Elmore,
David G. Bateman and C. M.
Evans all expressed the opinion
that the program must be
curtailed if it is to become a
reality in the near future.
The General Motors Mobile
Training Unit will be at George
Chevrolet in Edenton today
(Thursday) at 7:30 P.M.
All Albemarle Area
superintendents, selected school
personnel, and community college
personnel have been invited to see
the demonstration to discover the
feasibility of its use in their
vocational education programs.
The program is being sponsored
jointly by the Albemarle Regional
Planning and Development
Commission and George
AAD A Banquet Speaker
ELIZABETH CITY - The 12th
annual meeting of Albemarle Area
Development Association will be
held at the Cosmopolitan Club
here December 13. The meeting
will begin at 7 P.M.
Tickets to the banquet, at which
time winners in the Community
Development program will be
announced, can be, obtained from
county extension offices.
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JAMES A. GRAHAM &£
Single Copies 10 Cents-
underway. He said with the
opening of the fourth floor and the
creation of additional offices, it is
imperative to have a self-service
elevator so the facilities can be
utilized to the fullest.
Dallas Jethro, county
coordinator, said 12 companies
were asked to bid on installation of
the new elevator and only one
responded. He was instructed to
readvertise so the project could
Earlier in the meeting, Phillips
was re-elcted chairman; David G.
Batemen, vice chairman; Mrs.
Bertha B. Bunch, clerk, and John
W. Graham, attorney.
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BIG DONATION—W. H. Hollowell, center, president of the N. C
Association for the Blind, is shown presenting a SIO,OOO to be used
towards the purchase of a mobile eye clinic for the Albemarle
Area. Left to right are: Howard Campbell, Joe Riffle, Robert
Spencer, Hollowell, Dr. Marshall Redding and Jerry Hughes.
Mobile Eye Clinic Is Planned
An organization was formed
here Friday night to secure and
operate a mobile eye clinic. The
clinic would operate in the 10
counties of Region “R” and would
be supported primarily by the
Northeastern North Carolina
Lions Mobile Unit, Inc., got a big
boost only minutes after going
through the motions of
establishing an official
organization. W. H. Hollowell of
Edenton, president of the N. C.
Association for the Blind,
presented the new group a check
for SIO,OOO, which is about one
fourth the cost of the mobile clinic.
Hollowed said this would be the
first such unit in this state and
called it a forerunner for other
units in other sections. On hand to
L. F. Amburn, Jr., of Edenton
who is completing his second term
as head of the 10-county
association, said space will limit
the number of tickets available to
250. He said each county is
expected to have a good
J. MacN. Duff of Elizabeth City,
program chairman, has
announced that James A.
Graham, N. C. Commissioner of
Agriculture, will be the keynote
speaker. He will be introduced by
Duff who will also be master of
Commissioner Graham is a
popular figure in the Albemarle
and is featured frequently at area
Selby Scott, chairman,
commissioners will ‘give the
welcome and Rev. Kern J.
Ormond will give the invocation.
C. W. Overman of Edenton will
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Thursday afternoon sections at
South Broad Street will be
congested with people, young and
old, and the colorful trappings of
floats and bands as the annual
Christmas Parade begins.
Sponsored by j the Edenton
National Guard and coordinated
by the Edenton. Jaycees, the first
unit will step off at 4 P.M.
Presently there are 22 units slated
for the event.
For the first time, there will be
five commercial floats. They are
sponsored by Edenton Savings and
Loan, Bank of North Carolina,
Peoples Bank and Trust Company,
Edenton Furniture and Belk
Tyler, jointly, and the Edenton
Chamber of Commerce, who will
be bringing Santa Claus to
Edenton for an early visit.
Parade judges will be Billy
Griffin, agricultural extension
agent for Hertford, Mrs. Fred
Rivers of Columbia; and Mrs.
Sandy Wiggins, assistant home
economics Agent from Columbia.
For non-commercial entries, the
first place prize will be S3O; second
place, $25; and third place, S2O.
provide additional support was
Robert Spencer, executive
director of the state association
Joe Riffle of Weeksville was
elected president of the
corporation; Claude Brinn ol
Hertford, vice president; and
Charlie Cooper of Elizabeth City,
The operational plan of a mobile
unit in the area cads for various
committee functions. Members of
the committees are to be made by
the presidents of Lions Clubs in the
Dr. Marshall Redding of
Elizabeth City has been a key
figure in establishing a mobile eye
clinic in the area. He was in
attendance at the meeting and
said delivery of the unit would
take from four to six months.
Howard Campbell, district
health director, said Region “R”
is fortunate to have dedicated men
such as Lions and offered the full
support of the health department
in the project.
World premier of the musical
“True Vine” by John Allums,
minister of music and youth of
Edenton Baptist Church, will be
performed December 9 at 7:30
P.M. in the Baptist Church. This is
a Christian folk-rock musical
based on the Scarlet Thread.
Directed by Allums, there are
some 17 songs in the musical. The
performance will be a first for
Edenton. The “True Vine” will
also be performed on December 30
at Macedonia Baptist Church.
The cast of the musical is
composed of ISO members from 20
churches in the Chowan Baptist
Association. Included in the cast
are Betsy Harrell and Mary
Seaton, accompanists; Belinda
Byrum, Joe Kenney, Mark Roae,
and Frankie Edmta»d«M|.