' , ■ ' '"l \ 'lgi t- \ Wr* Rv \ tiral. i c» E. :.'■'%, ■ ’mi B *S-#*r\ Ml - ■ ’ • \ |Sb ■ r ; Jl* 1 f , 1 % 11181 1 ” ■'WSSSSSSSmSSSSSSMSSBBSmSSSHBKmI I NEW FACILITY DEDICATED Plymouth Mayor Bill Flowers, left, and John House, chairman, Martin equity com missioners, are pictured here with George H. Weyerhaeuser, right, at last Friday’s dedication of a new machine near Plymouth, to manufacture fine paper. The Weyerhaeuser Com pany projects in North Carolina over the past three years represent an investment of more than S3OO-million. ‘NC-5’ Machine Dedicated PLYMOUTH George H. Weyerhaeuser, president and chief executive office of the company which bears his name, and seven senior vice presidents were on hand here Friday for the dedication of a new machine to manufacture fine paper. They call it “NC-5” and it represents the latest in papermaking technology. (A feature dealing with Weyerhaeuser Company’s latest investment in the Albemarle Area of North Carolina can be found on Page 2-B of today’s newspaper.) On December 13,1976, the art of fine papermaking took on a completely new set of dimensions. That was the day NC-5, the world’s largest fine papermaking machine roared into life, signaling that Weyerhaeuser’s massive com mitment to expansion and modernization in North Carolina was coming tp fruition. Keith L. Lamb, vice president, North Carolina Region, presided 'over the ceremonies which took place under a big tent with competition from a strong wind. He called to the mention of those attending that the machine is awesome in size and com plexity. “It has taken many thousands of hours of devoted team effort to accomplish, but I hope you will bear in mind, it is one of 13 projects which have been completed in the three-year time frame we’re talking about here in North Carolina.’’ Weyerhaeuser, like Lamb, emphasized in his brief remarks that this is not an end point but a Diplomate KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dr. David 0. Wright of Edenton has been named a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP) as a result of passing a certification examination offered by the ABFP. He is now certified in the specialty of family practice. The intensive two-day written examination taken by Dr. Wright is designed tp prove his ability in the areas of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, | psychiatry and t community medicine. To qualify for the examination a physician must have completed either a three-year family prac tice residency or have been in family practice a minimum of six years and successfully completed 300 hours of continuing medical education approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians. ABFP diplomates also must continue to show proof of com petency in file field of com prehensive, continuing care of the famfly fay being recertified every six years. No other medical specialty requires diplomates to prove competence on a continuing The latest group of diplomates brings the total number to k Hort are members of the the national association oTtomily n I .| t nyg. >1 || fS (tWAltn fas fiqnlrn members to take coa tinuing med^^ gt J^J£! family practice. “new beginning point”. He said the investment is further proof of the company’s commitment to Northeastern North Carolina and an expression pf appreciation for the peoplp in the Albemarle Area. The expansion projects un dertaken by the company in this state began three years ago, he noted, and represents a capital investment, in excess of S3OO - On Page 4 Brown Elected RALEIGH Edward E. Brown, Jr., manager of Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation in Hertford, has been elected secretary-treasurer of North Carolina EMC. He was elected to a one-year term in the post at the 1977 Annual Meeting of N.C. EMC, the state association of rural electric cooperatives. Before joining Albemarle EMC in November, 1973, Brown was a member of the N.C. EMC staff. He served as director of advertising and as associate editor and ad vertising manager of the organization’s statewide magazine, “Carolina Country.” The Jamesville hative has a bachelor’s degree from. N.C. State University and a master’s degree in journalism from UNC-CH. He is president of the Parkville Ruritan Club and chairman of die Industrial Committee for the Albemarle Area Development Association. He is married to the former Jean Andrews of Plymouth and they have two children. jgM m BL Edward E. Brown, Jr. Stacg IT© S©®§crag®s Subscription rates on The Chowan Herald will be increased April 1. The price for a single copy will remain at 15 cents. Ibis is the first mail subscription price increase in a good while and is necessary due to the continuing increase in postage, newsprint and production. The rate for Chowan County residents and those throughout North Carolina will be $8.32 for one year. Outside the state toe rate for a year will be 9.00. The student rate (for nine months) will be $6.24. All of toe above prices include N. C. sales tax and must be paid in advance. However, telephone subscriptions will be taken and billed immediately. Anyone wbo renews a subscription prior to April 1 will be allowed to do so at toe existing rate. Also, the U. S. Portal Service considers any subscription six months in arrears as not a paid subscription and cannot legally be mailed in accordance with the Second Class Postage Permit. These subscriptions will be discontinued without a second or find notice being pent. The Chowan Herald, lac. L. P. Amburn, Jr. PrnrtrVttt k General Manager !"Sp* ... 'Wr ~ -vv " • PopOlar Mayor Mayor Roy L. Harrell has an almost uncanny preception of public awareness. Probably one of his finest hours came Saturday morning during the opening general session of the Eastern District of North Carolina Association of Student Councils.. The Stage Band directed by Otis Strother was also having one of its greatest hours. Every number drew an enthusiastic round of applause from the students, ad visors and parents in the John A. Holmes High School Auditorium. It was all behind schedule, per usual, and Mr. Strother said the group was prepared to play three more numbers, but could cut it to two. When he got the “two” sign from Mrs. Clara Boswell, executive secretary, somewhat of a hush fell over the audience. After the second number the 18- member group received the first of two standing ovations. Mayor Harrell had gone forward earlier only to be told he was next in line, after the Stage Band. He had a feel for the group and graciously relinquished a portion of his time to welcome the folks so the band could [day the third number. When it was all over the genial mayor had made the right decision. The applause he received at the conclusion of his abreviated welcome could only be evidence that he felt those in the audience wanted to hear the Strother’s group rather than a politician. And he read than correctly, something which is an art among those in high (daces in govern ment. But, maybe too, he wanted the monument on the Confederate Plaza to be in (dace Sunday morning. ESAA Program Working An important federally-funded program is in jeopardy along the Public Parade. The tardy notification to Edenton-Chowan Schools regarding the Emergency School Assistance Act jro&am can mean that 18 teaching positions could be eliminated. Hie pilot program here has been the envy of other units across the state and the Atlanta Region. This is because those associated with it have worked tirelessly to see that services are rendered and that grantsmanship is closeted. But apparently those who are responsible for reviewing progress have obtained a set of blinders or have their priorities all fouled up. Supt. John Dunn last week advised 18 teachers who are paid through ESAA that their contracts would not be renewed because the unit had not been notified of the status of the program for 1977-78. This is necessitated by the Tar Heel Tenure Law which requires notification no less than 45 working days in advance of school closing if their contracts are not to be renewed. The federal review team’s at titude of the ESAA program along the Public Parade is the “Sunset Law” in reverse. It tends to punish those who put forth an extra effort those with a commitment to the delivery of services; and those who are innovative. Not only federally-funded, but state and locally funded programs which do not prove worthwhile Continued On Page 4 Artifacts Found At Site Archaelogical findings on the east side of the proposed site of the Chowan County Courthouse Jail complex may delay construction of the detention facility but will probably not affect construction of the courthouse, reported C. A. Phillips, chairman of the Chowan County commissioners. Preliminary studies were completed this week by an Atlanta, Ga. based archaeological firm acknowledging the presence of a tannery indicated on the 1769 Sautier map of Edenton. A number of artifacts, including tanning vats dating back to that tSSR v."' * ' ,*' , x ' *: , - .■ ■*; w* '- " .311 Volume XLHI.—No. 12. 300 Attend Convention A well-worn torch was passed early Sunday afternoon as the Eastern District of North Carolina Association of Student Councils ended a highly successful two-day convention in Edenton. Councils in the five units of Edenton-Chowan Schools hosted some 300 students, advisors and parents to the event which ended with the election of new officers. Rich Pereira of Havelock, president, presided at the general sessions. He used a gavel, the first for the young association, presented by the local units. When he turned the symbol of authority over to Gail Felton of Chowan High it marked the ending of an eventful year as well as a well organized convention which set the tone for the new year. In addition to Miss Felton, new officers include: Darlene Everson of Holmes High, special representative; Cedric Jones of Weldon, vice president; Rodney Hussey of C.B. Martin Junior High in Tarboro, junior high representative; Barbara Baker of Tarboro, secretary; Michael Hamilton of Southern Wayne in Goldsboro, parliamentarian; and Mrs. Clara Boswell, executive secretary. Mayor Roy L. Harrell was generous by allotting a portion of his time to welcome the group to the local Stage Band which drew not one, but two standing ovations. The 18-member group, directed by Otis Strother, was an instant hit with a wide assortment of arrangements at Saturday morning’s opening general session. At a banquet at Walker School Cafeteria that night Mrs. Strother’s choral group was equally as well received. Inspirational speeches were made by Miss Frances Bounds, who was introduced by Pereira as “Miss Student Council In America”, at the morning session and Joe Hollowell of Edenton, president of N. C. Jaycees, at the banquet. Continued On Page 4 P’^hm SENIOR LEADERS Miss Frances Bounds of. Kaimapnli* one of the foremost leaders of Student Councils in the country, was keynote speaker at the opening session of a conference here Saturday mining. Pictured with her are: Mrs. Clara Boswell, right, executive secretary; Dr. John Dunn, superintendent of Edenton-Chowan Schools; and Mayor Roy L. Harrell. period, were uncovered on the southeast corner of the site near the Kramer house. A full report on those and other possible findings is expected in about three to four weeks, Phillips remarked. Recommendations will be for warded to the county com missioners then. Phillips said that while demolition and construction on detention facility may be delayed, construction of the courthouse will probably be able to proceed. Eighteen months will be involved in that phase, and it is hoped that archaeological studies will be Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, March 24, 1977 RE-ACCREDITATION Dr. William C. Sanderson, left, a professor at East Carolina University was overall chairperson of two visiting teams of educators working in conjuction with re accreditation procedures for Swain and D.F. Walker Schools. He is shown with, from the left, Ralph Cole, Swain Elementary School principal, Jim Kinion, D.F. Walker principal, and Dr. John Dunn, superintendent. Two Schools Evaluated As part of the 10-year re accreditation process for con tinued membership in the Southern Association, of Colleges and Schools, visiting committees Registration Children who will be five years of age on or before October 16 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 1977-78 school year. Registration will be at White Oak School on April 5 from 8:30 A.M. until 1 P.M. and at D.F. Walker School on April 6 from 8:30 A M. until 1 P.M. Please bring with you a copy of your child’s birth certificate that may be retained by the school and a copy of his immunization record. The immunization record may be obtained from the Health Department or your local physician. Evidence of having received 3 doses of DPT and polio vaccine plus one measles vac cination, as required by state law, should be in hand at time of registration. Only children entering First Grade that are not presently enrolled in D.F. Walker or White Oak need to register for the First Grade. It is not necessary that the child be present for registration. Should you have questions, please call the principal’s office. Phillips said, will be monetary. Funds for Employing the ar chaeologist come from the project funds, and in the long run could be damaging. To some extent the work may also have an effect on the method of demolition as heavy equipment could damage areas of historical or archaeological significance. Phillips added that an ar chaeological study is required in accordance with the federal grant and the county’s full cooperation will be given in making the study, completed during that time. The main effect to the county, Single Copies 15 Cents. composed of college professors, teachers, directors, principals, State Department consultants, and school supervisors visited Earnest A. Swain Elementary School and D.F. Walker School on March 16 and 17. These schools, first accredited by SACS in 1967, were undergoing the actions essentially applicable to their initial self-study. Dr. William C. Sanderson, professor. East Carolina University, was the overall chairperson for the 15 members of the two visiting teams of educators. In his explanation of Southern Association to r s Commissioners, Boar Education members, sch ministrative personnel visiting committees and scl. steering committees during luncheon, Dr. Sanderson statec. that “success is relative.” San derson was referring to the yard- Continued On Page 4 Rolls Increase The 1976-77 non-public school enrollment of 55,242 students represents the largest increase, over 1,000 students, in non-public school enrollment since major increases during the early 1970’5. Figures regarding non-public school enrollment were compiled by the State Department of Public Instruction’s non-public schools coordinator. The report shows Chowan Academy with 254 students this year. A non-public school is defined by the State Board of Education as “a school not established, maintained and operated by a county or city board of education appointed or elected in accordance with state law.” Non-public schools must be approved by the State Board of Education in order for the students attending that school to satisfy the state mandatory at tendance law. Calvin Criner, non-public school consultant for the state, noted that an approved nen-pubttc school may not necessarily be ac credited. To be approved, the school must meet minimum state requirements. An accredited school, public or non-public, ex meets certain standards of ex cellence established by the Department of Public Instruction.