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For almost a year we had looked
forward to acting as valet to the
lady member of Edenton-Cbowan
Board of Education if she went to
Houston, Tex., to a national
conference. The trip to San
Francisco, Calif., was that
Now comes the apprentice
columnist of “Chalk Dust” who
expects us to masquerade as a
“real live press agent” and report
on the antics of the local
delegation. So, it will be a working
vacation this time around.
By the time we get back Wed
nesday this edition of the Public
Parade will have been put to bed.
Next week we will attempt to
provide you with all the news that
is fit to print regarding the trip.
And if we draw on past ex
perience there won’t be many
paragraphs about national
Guest Editorial
Charles Dunn moved from
newspaper reporting to director of
the State Bureau of Investigation
and on the manage the un
successful campaign of a can
didate for governor. He has now
moved into the boob tube
fraternity as editorial director of
Capitol Broadcasting Company in
Atty. Gen. Rufus Edmiston
would like to see him director of
the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation, and we would like to
see him commander of the State
Highway Patrol. Both desires will
probably go wanting.
However, Charlie Dunn has his
head screwed on right when it
Incomes to a common sense ap
proach to things. It is for this
reason that we publish here an
editorial he presented on WRAL
TV on February 25:
Local governments more and
more are feeling the pinch of in
flation and the increasing
demands for services. And, more
and more local government
leaders are eyeing the income tax T
as a source of local revenue. We
recognize the needs. But local
government taxing income isn’t
the way to provide for them.
Last fall the N. C. League of
Municipalities went on record
favoring a local option payroll tax.
Now officials in Wake County -
and probably in others - are
seeking new sources of revenue
from the General Assembly. The
r individual income tax is a prime
A Wake County officials are ex
pected to discuss taxes with the
Wake County legislative
delegation Tuesday. According to
reports, county officials will
request new sources of income for
counties and will oppose repeal of
any taxes which now benefit local
The proposed new sources of
income for Wake County govern
ment would come either by direct
return of a portion of the state
income tax or any other method by
which the income tax base can be
made available to local govern
ments, according to county of
Os course, local governments
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t Assistance
Is Available
Mr. A. R. Bass, local Revenue
Officer for the North Carolina
Department of Revenue, advises
that personnel to assist in filing
State Income and Intangibles tax
returns will be available on
Wednesday of each week through
April 15,197?.
The office is located at 102 W.
Eden Street and assistance is
available on this (or those) days
between the hours of 8:00 A. M.
and 5:00 P. M: Mr. Bass requests
that taxpayers bring the pre
addressed forms which were
mailed to them from Raleigh.
Taxpayers filing their own
ceturns should mail those which
fadicate a refund to North Carolina
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PREPARE FOR WALK-A-THON—Roger Brickhouse, left,
Walk-A-Thon chairman, and Alton Clark, Edenton Jaycee
president, report that all is in readiness for the Saturday event
that is to feature Rep. Walter B. Jones and Mayor Roy L. Harrell.
The Walk-A-Thon is fund raising project being conducted for the
Eastern Lung Association.
Walk-A-Thon Set Saturday
Rep. Walter B. Jones and Mayor
Roy L. Harrell will lead-off the
Jaycee sponsored Walk-A-Thon,
this Saturday, reported Roger
Brickhouse, project chairman.
The event is expected to get un
derway at 9 A. M. from John A.
Holmes High School.
“This is a community in
volvement activity which gives
every citizen the chance to aid the
fight against lung diseases,’’
Brickhouse said. “The Walk-A-
Thon is a fund raising project for
the Eastern Lung Association, and
local individuals, businesses and
organizations will be sponsoring
participants at a rate of at least 10
cents per mile for the 18-mile
Registration for the event will
be held from 8 - 8:30 A. M. at
Holmes High School, and those
planning to participate are
reminded to bring two copies of
the sponsor sheet and kedp one for
personal records.
In the event of rain, listen to the
radio for instructions.
Brickhouse reminds par
ticipants that they should wear
sturdy shoes and heavy socks and
advises it is not best to carry
anything such as a purse. Food
will be provided free of charge
during the Walk-A-Thon. It will
Easter Music Programs Are Scheduled
Programs of sacred music
slated in conjunction with the
coming Easter are planned this
Sunday at Edenton Baptist
Church. The Campbell College
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PREPARE FOR CWCERT—Hie Edenton Choral Society is shown above in rehearsal for their
concort slated this Sunday at 5 P. M. in the Edenton Baptist Church. Easter portions of Handel’s
Messiah will be performed. Shelby Strother is director ' ’' *“
end behind Holmes High School,
and parents may pick up children
Money pledged to the project
should be collected next week, and
on April 9 can be turned in at the
following locations: Boy Scout
Hut in Edenton, M&R Super
market in Tyner, and W. E.
Smith’s Store in Rocky Hock.
Prizes will be awarded to the
youngest oldest'walkererto
the person who turns m the most
money and the school that has the
most walkers.
Take Course
A motorcycle rider course is
currently underway in the
Edenton-Chowan Schools as a pilot
project of the State Department of
Public Instruction and the
Governor’s Highway Safety
The course is designed to teach
present and potential motor
cyclists the skills necessary to ride
in traffic, including a session
devoted to advanced maneuvers.
The Driver’s Education
Department is offering the course
over a six-week period, totaling 23
hours of classroom and driving
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musicians and the Edenton Choral
Society will be featured in two
programs, one during the morning
worship service and one later in
the afternoon.
Edenton, North tj % % ta, Thursday, March 31, 1977
Bidding Gets Go-Ahead
A “green light” has verbally
been given by the State Depart
ment of Archives and History for
the county to proceed with ac
ceptance of bids for demolition on
the proposed courthouse-jail site,
reported C. A. Phillips, chairman
of the Chowan County com
Acceptance of those bids was
delayed last week based on an
archaeologist’s report of the
possible presence of a tannery
and other historically significant
artifacts on portions of the site.
Phillips stated that an addendum
was attached to the bids con
cerning the use of heavy equip
ment on areas of the tract where
delicate artifacts may be buried.
A preliminary study recently
completed by Dr. Pat Garrow,
archaeologist with Soils Systems,
Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., acknowledged
the presence of buildings indicated
on the 1769 Sautier map, the same
map that provided a basis for
reconstruction of the Cupola
Legion Drive
Is Successful
The 1 American Legion,
Department of North Carolina
Headquarters in Raleigh indicates
that Edward G. Bond Post No. 40
has conducted a highly successful
membership drive.
E. C. Toppin, commander of the
post, has received a letter from
Department Headquarters
reporting that Post No. 40 has
exceeded its Legion Membership
Incentive Goal for 1977. The
Department Commander ex
pressed congratulations and
thanks to the Post Leaders and
membership workers for their
J, B. Trexler, Jr T state com
mander, said “The membership of
every Legionnaire makes it
possible for the American Legion
to maintain service for the sick
and disabled in hospitals. Mem
berships make possible all the
Legion programs, such as care for
needy children, Baseball, Boy’s
State, Boy Scout Troops,
Oratorical Contests, Community
Service, Law and Order and all the
others. I am proud to congratulate
Post No. 40 upon this notable
Toppin explained that “Your
American Legion - It’s Great To
Know You Belong”, the theme of
this year’s drive, was to en
courage all citizens to raise their
sights to greater service by
becoming involved in their local
community, thus becoming an
important part of The American
Legion’s ongoing motto - “For God
and Country”.
The Campbell musicians, on
tour in Eastern North Carolina
and Virginia, will be featured in
the 11 A. M. worship service. Dr.
Lamar McCarrell, director of
House gardens. Included on that
map is a tannery, which should
now be found where the BP station
is located, on the southeast corner
bordered by Broad and Queen
Streets. Another significant area
sits at the location of the Kramer
house, not to mention the Coastal
Cottage, which Phillips reported
will be moved.
Demolition on courthouse
section of the tract is not expected
to be hampered by excavation, but
the detention facility area will be
effected. Phillips said it is hoped
excavation and related studies
will be completed while the
courthouse is under construction,
and that both facilities will be
NEW BUILDING —Expansion of the Gregory Poole operation
in Edenton is being undertaken through the construction of a new
building at their location on Base Road next to Edenton Municipal
Airport. Scheduled for completion in May, the facility will expand
their shop area by about 50 per cent, and the parts department by
about 25 per cent with possible additions being made later,
reported A. W. Cooke, a company spokesman.
Pilgrimage Time Is Near
The Biennial Pilgrimage of
Colonial Edenton and Countryside
is just a little over two weeks away
and final preparations are being
handled in anticipation of an event
which two years ago drew the
largest crowd in its 14-year
While homeowners prepare for
the out-of-town visitors, so are
fined touches being made on the
Cupola House Gardens and the
Iredell House fencing project.
Clubs and civic organizations are
gearing up for an array of lun
cheons, fish fries, bake sales, and
A sidewalk art show and sale, a
band concert, a dinner-theater,
and an occupational display fair
are included in the long list of
activities slated during the three
day affair, April 15-17.
The tour itself will feature three
homes not previously included.
Sycamore, presently owned by
bands at the college, will feature
the woodwind ensemble, seven
women and three men in the
sacred concerts given en route.
The ensemble will perform
Haydn’s “Divertimento” and
Purcell’s “Cebell”. The program
will end with the full band playing
the familiar “Praise to the Lord,
the Almighty...” while the
congregation sings.
At 5 P. M. the Edenton Choral
Society will present Easter sec
tions of George F. Handels
Soloists for the concert will be
Sherry Jordan, Evelyn Smith,
Norma Dirom, Jim Earnhardt, Jr.
and Frank Cox, trumpet.
The Society will be accompanied
by Hugh D. Dial, Jr., organ,
Rodney Schmidt, first violin, Dee
Braxton, second violin, Lance
Kellas, viola, and Charlotte Lucy,
cello. Shelby Strother is director.
The Edenton Choral Society is a
non-profit organization, organized
for the purpose of fostering
greater participation in the arts.
The Socihty is supported by
contributions from the Chowan
Arts Council and other small
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opening at the same time.
The biggest problem in
achieving that end, however, will
be funds to pay for the excavation.
Phillips said the excavations and
other archaeological studies are
going to be expensive, and that
options as to funding the work are
being considered.
According to Phillips, the
relationship of the project to the
President’s Council on Historic
Preservation and Restoration is
another factor that greatly affects
the progress. Availability of the
grant money is directly influenced
by that group, and there are strict
conditions included in the grant
related to historic interests.
Dr. and Mrs. N. Hines, Jr., will be
new cn the tour. Built in 1718 by
Jacob Butler, the house was
originally situated on a tract
patented in 1694 by George Dear.
In 1973 the house was relocated on
the Albemarle Sound at Homiblow
Point. Since that time, Sycamore
has been enlarged and restored.
The original portion is painted
inside and out with the color found
to have been the first used on the
house. The original woodwork is
Another new addition is
Haughton Point, owned by Mr. and
Mrs. T. B. H. Wood. At present,
records of the farm where this 18th
century house was built have been
clarified back only as far as 1871.
Research into ownerships before
that time are still in progress. In
1974, the three-story, side hall
structure *was moved several
miles to the Yeopim River. It has
been enlarged and restored but
original woodwork, called
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Sandy Hylton, an East
Carolina University student,
has been named Most Out
standing Woman in the School
of Technology. She and other
outstanding students will be
honored at a reception in the
Mendenhall Student Cento* on
April 19 at 8 P. M. Each year
the Women’s Residence
Council sponsors a program to
recognize those women on
campus who have achieved
excellence through their en

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