The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, April 14, 1967, Image 1
r-rr-err Tr3 ma I 1 Mi 3!t 11. '. .,nlSCo Vol. XXXIV-No. 15. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 14, 1967. Per Copy .1, , mxim -i ay c&y .V v iJ-a ii ii-a . A t.ov.1' .e, ... ill i The newly cttns'tructed i6S0.600 Bewake tteatrnent "plant ift Hertford wlll.be m' operation in about two weeks, the Hertford Town Commissioners were told Monday. W. T. Miller who will operate the plant when it opens, said almfctst every thing is completed and ready to go .? . " The plant was financed by a $146,000 federal grant and a $500,000 bond issue which was approved in a 190& referendum. It is lo cated about one-fourth of a ' mile northwest of the Hert ford limits. The new plant will treat the sewage by aeration be fore it is discharged into a canal leading to the Per quimans River. Hertford novf ; empties raw sewage into jthe river. In a related report, F. T. Britt, superintendent of public works, said sewer connection lines have been completed on U. S. 17 by-' pass) on the southside of Hertford and along Harvey Point Road.' Mayor V. N. IDarden re ported that the State High way j: Commission , would make a final Inspection of road patches where sewer lines were laid in a few weeks. : Darden . said he also wants the town commis sioners to inspect all new curbs and gutters to see if they are satisfactory In othef action, the com missioners established a 25-mile-per-hour speed zone on Kine Street.: The street has recently been used as a detour: route for U. S. 17 traffic B. O.' Gibbs, chief ot police, said the speed restriction was need ed because of the number of children who live along the street. ' Group Attends FHA Meeting . Oii Saturday;' April 8, the 81st anniversary of the A -- IVIIIVIininirllT MMM. America .State Convention met at the State fairground on Raleigh. -' Teh girls from the local FHA Chapter traveled to Raleigh for this special event These girls were: Nann Ambrose, Pam Sut ton,1 Peggy White, Brenda Han-ell, Patricia Lane, Ai leen Beck, Linda Winslow, Margaret Mansfield, Angela Bakef. V -. , Miss Edwards; local stu dent teacher, and Miss Newby, local advisor and home economics teacher al so went. ,. Miss Betsy Kirk, state president, opened the ses sion. One of the program's many speakers was Dr. Catherine T. Dennis. ' During the afternoon ac tivities, several girls pre sented a pageant entitled . "Homemakers Ahoy". Also, Miss Mary Linda Pinkham participated in the program. Miss Pink ham Ms a former student of our ! local advisor. Miss Frances lewby. : t . , , ON DEAN'S LIST .James Vernon Busick" of Perquimans; County f was among 604 students achiev ing grades which earned them honors on the Dean's List at - : . alachian State Teachers , College during the Winter quarter, accord-. ing to an announcement . from ithe office -of Dr. Ken- neth. Webb, Jr, Dean of Stud jnts. - In 'order 'to qualify for the (Ceon's LH, a student must car- a : ' "-vn ot 15 hours of , must achieve a ; ' t aver- ejs cf 1 , must have r -i r ' J v a C. "J i ' mV :i''-- i. ; i COUi vi ' i II I : .-i.iii! J ll Offiiids PROMOTED Jerry R. .Chappell, son of Mr. and Mrs; Moody L. Chappell, Jr., of Route 1, Belvidere, - has been promoted to Air man Second Class in the V. S. Air Force. Chappell has completed training at Lowry Technical Training Center in Denver, Colo., where he served as squa dron leader. His training in cluded 'electronics funda mentals and practical train ing in Precision Photogra- Ehic equipment. Following is graduation, he will now report to Langley AFB, Va. for his new assignment. Chappell joined the U. S. Air Force in August, 1966. Judge Horner Hears Docket Cases, tried before Judge Fentress Horner in District Court here April 5 includ- ed: '-;V-r John -, Lee Creed, Jr., speeding 70 in 55 zone, guilty to speeding in ex- cess "if 1S Inpfi." PrayW for judgment continued upon payment of the costs of court. '..v.' ' "; , Benjamin Frank Toney, failed to have vehicle in spected, called and failed. $$5.00 appearance bond for feited. .'ii.'bavid Junior Grandy Robinson, failed to have ve i.hfcle - inspected, costs of ;ctnrt.- ' . Clifford Andrew Mitch fell, violation inspection law, called and failed. Bond of I $25.00 ordered forfeited. David : Junior Grandy Robinson, ' reckless . driving. Guilty, $25.00 fine and costs of court. Brian Anthony Flannery, speeding 70 in 60 zone, $5.00 fine and costs of i court. Walter Odell Williamson, speeding 69 in CO zone, Guilty, $4.00 fine and costs of court. Danied W. Watson, speed ing 70 in 60 zone, $5.00 fine and costs of court. Robert K. Brown, capias, non-compliance with judg- . ment.,'- Pay $10.00 to Clerk Superior Court today, April : 5, 1967. Catch up arrears ' by May 1, 1967. Meeting Held By Auxiliary . ... j " , .. The American Legion Auxiliary. ; of Wm. Paul Staffings JW 126 held its - regular ' monthly meeting .. Thursday night . at the American Legion home with Mrs. Elsie Gregory, : Mrs. Vera Broughton .and . Mrs. Ethel Perry White as rhostessqs:,-' i '.: v , 'f . ' The meeting was' called to order by,,the president, ;MrsC Sarah White, .follow-: ied. by .the isinging of the- . National Anthem. This wbs followed by: the usual ritual. The devotional was .conducted by the; chaplain, Mrs. Ethel - Perty . White. Roll call and the minutes of the last meeting were s read and approved, - ? I .Jieports from '-f various conv '-tlees were." heard '." from. Notes of( tlranks .to ' thf "Auxiliary' were read , ,tho, , secretary ( ,Cmj ..,,wejre scnttitoth skk, andn . itawi I.' Mcin . j- PTAIl8Eu3d By Mrsji'ucray : Mrs. Charles Murray was elected ' president of ; the Perquimans : High ; School PTA ior the new year at the meeting held Thursday night in the school lunchr , Miss ; 1 T h e 1 m a Elliott, State PTA officer, conduct ed ;; the installation i cere mony. : , Other officers in stalled at this time were R. M. Thompson, vice pres dent; Mrs. Leo Ambrose, treasurer, and Mrs. Ray Haskett, secretary. .: Rev. Walter Hendricks presented a very inspiring devotional. Mrs. Marion Swindell, program chairman, - intro duced Mrs. Alexandria Bo ada, speaker of the even ing, who is a member of the faculty of COA. Mrs. Boada gave an in teresting and informative account of her experiences as a teacher in Cuba dur ing the Bay of Pigs crisis. She told how the Com munists control the educa tion of the children, as well as the entire life of the Cubans. A discussion pe riod was held at the con clusion of her talk. R. L. Stevenson, presi dent, presided over the business session. Minutes of the last meet ing were read by -the secre tary, Mrs. George Winslow, and Mrs; Elton Hurdle re ported a balance of $514.20 in the treasury. Mrs. Charles Harrell, president of the Hertford Grammar School PTA, ex tended an invitation to everyone to attend the un veiling ceremony of the portrait of Miss Thelma El liott, former principal of the school, on Sunday aft ernoon at 3 o'clock in the school auditorium, followed Club's Show Set Saturday The first Horse and Pony Show of they Perquimans County Horse arid Pony Club will take place Satur day, April 15, at 1 P. M. It will be . preceded by a parade in Hertford begin ning at 10 A. M. The club has recently moved the rink to the Preston Nixon ' Farm, two miles west of Hertford. The club is asking any one who is interested in joining the club to contact Anna Harmon or Harold Winslow. Annual dues are $10.00. Everyone is urged to par ticipate in this first real horse and pony show to be held in this county. Participation is' hot confin ed to club members only. Everyone is welcome. Trophies will be award ed in Western Pleasure, local; Western Pleasure, open; Go As You Please, local; Go As You Please, open; Pole Bending, open. Ribbons will be awarded in all other classes. (lw. . There' will be a , refresh ment stand ,' at' the show sponsored by the 4-H Club: Hertford Group Sets Up Display The Perquimans County Historical Society will have a window display at Belk- Tyler's in Edenton, during the pilgrimage of Historic Edenton April 14, 15 and Iff. vThe window disnlav will be prepared as .a trib ute to the Harvey family of Colonial Perquimans. On display will be some pieces of furniture and miscellaneous articles ' that belonged to the Harveys'. Mrs, Silas Whedbee and Mrs. Emmett Winslow arc in charge of the project. Mimeographed sheets . will be available .that give the history of the Harveys of Perquimans CoUhly. ; Edenton Woman's Club is offering ,a prize of $.100 for the most attractive and auj 'thentic ; window display of antiquities. Vt ALL SET FOR FAIR Mrs. T. F. Brinn, Hertford, shows off some of the items made of felt she will have on exhibit at the 9th annual Albemarle Craftsman's Fair, to be held in Elizabeth City, April 19-21. Scenic Highly Being Pushed By LEE BUTCHER A scenic highway which would skirt the, Perquim ans County shoreline and pass most points of histor ical interest is being sought by Leon Edwards, manager of the Hertford Chamber of Commerce, Edwards said he was told in Raleigh by the State Parks and Recreation Com mission that money for scenic recreation routes is available. Edwards said he is for mulating plans for such a highway and hopes to gath er the support of other Perquimans County groups. He said his first step will .Jbeto- talk ; with District' Highway Commissioner Don Matthews of Hamilton about the proposed high way. Money for scenic high ways is sometimes allotted to enhance development of recreation areas, but it does not come from the general state or county road funds, Edwards said. Most of it, he said, is federal money which has been earmarked to help preserve scenic and recreational areas through out the nation. Edwards has tentatively mapped two routes which might qualify for aid. The first is a 17-mile stretch Which would begin on N. C. 32 about 15 miles south of Hertford. .The scenic route would then swing atong Al bemarle Sound, up the Per quimans River and into Hertford. ' This is the most logical route to develop,-Edwards said, although he prefers Continued on Page 5 Teenagers Are Hurt In Wreck About 12:15 A. M., on Friday, two Hertford teen agers'' received reportedly minor injuries when their car ran off US 17 about six miles south of Eliza beth City and overturned into a large drainage ditch near the Pure Truck Stop. .. Robert . Carlton Keaton, 16, of Woodland Circle, the driver, and LLevcn Harold Graham, 16, of W. Market Street, Hertford, were pin ned ; in the upside-down 1965 Chevrolet convertible. , People ; at the truck stop got them out the rear win dow, Highway Patrolman Y, Z. Newberry said. : .' Both had cuts, abrasions and bruises, he reported. They were taken ta the '' Albemarle Hospital by the ' Pasquotank Rescue Squad and kept overnight for ob servation, v. The accident "occurred :-. when Keaton jleft the truck ,'slop at hiffh, speed .and ran off the rigft sido of the highway, Newberry '.' said. Keaton1, was ..charged . with . reckless driving i The ' car, owned by his .father, Rob- i ert; Rufus Keaton, was to 'talloss. , i , Views Given By Mrs. Mono's ""An impressive list of speakers and a carefully planned program will greet delegates to the annual NCPTA Convention to be held in Raleigh at the Sir Walter Hotel, April 25, 26 and 27. In the spring of 1986, Mrs. Riley S. Monds of Hertford was elected presi dent of the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers. In an interview she stated that the goal of NCPTA for 1967-68 would be to emphasize the selection of qualified citi zens as school board mem bers to strengthen this facet of North Carolina's kiucational system. That.-.- goal has been expanded in the 1967 convention theme, "Citizens' Stake in Educa tion." This theme will be the guidepost for State Congress activity in 1967 68. Dr. Norton . L. Beach, Dean of the School of Edu cation at UNC, Chapel Hill, will present the theme ad dress. Dr. Beach is an experienced teacher and administrator and has trav eled extensively throughout the U. S. directing and ad vising local citizens groups Continued on Page 5 WAFs Needed For Service Sgt. Barnes, local U. S. Air Force recruiter, this week announced that more Women in the Air Force (WAF) are needed to fill highly technical jobs on the aerospace team. "The role of WAF in our country's defense is becom ing more vital than ever," said Sgt. Barnes. "They now perform in more than 100 different specialties." Young women between the ages of 18 and 27 who are high school graduates are eligible. Then they must qualify on a mental test and physical examina tion before their applica tion is forwarded to a se lection board. WAF are assigned to 28 Air Force bases in ' the United , States and they serve, overseas in England, Germany, 'Hawaii and Italy. For : more information without obligation, on the WAF program contact Ser geant Barnes .at room 305, Post Office Building, Eliz abeth ' City or telephone Ahoskie 332-2923. ; ... j : : .v .'. : t TRADES DAY ; The Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Old Fashionpd Trades Day . and auction Saturday, April 22, with displays on the municipal parking lot until - 2:30 When the auction? will take place ,, in , -frnt -of jthe Court House selling every- ; f . thing ' from antiques to auy tomobiles. . Portrait Honors ' ' Mil . ' ' An oil portrait of Miss Thelma Elliott Who retired as principal of Hertford Grammar School in June, 1966, was unveiled Sun day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the school by her nieces, :. Misses Sara and Anne Winslow. ' The portrait, given by the 'Hertford Grammar PTA, was presented to the school by Mrs. Charles M. Harrell,. PTA president, who also presided. It was accepted by James P. Har rell, principal Cif the Hert ford Gi-ammar School. Presentation of the col ors and pledge to the flag was led by members of the Hertford Boy Scouts, Troop 155. Invocation was given by Rev. R. L. Bame, pastor of First Methodist Church. In her tribute to Miss Elliott, Mrs. Riley S. Monds, president of the N. C. Congress of Parenls and Teachers, recalled Miss Elliott's early teach ing days which started in 1920 in Marion, N. C. Be fore coming to Hertford in 1948, she taught in Hali fax for 24 years. She told of the wonderful in fluence Miss Elliott had on her pupils and how she won their respect and love through her fair discipline and her love and accept ance of all her students, showing no favoritism. Mrs. Monds quoted from two letters sent to Miss Elliot by Dr. Charles Car roll, State Superintendent of Education, and J. T. Biggers, former Perquim ans County School Super intendent. She also told of her devoted work in her church, and her keen interest in civic affairs. Remarks ..appreciate were ' given by three for mer pupils of Miss Elliott, Dr. Charles E. Johnson,' II of Bclhavcn, Douglass Haskett and Diane Roger son. Following the presenta tion, Mrs. John Coston, a member of the faculty of Hertford Grammar School, gave an invitation to all present to attend a tea in the library. Among special guests attending were Mrs. Mary Winslow, aunt of Miss El liott, and Miss Elliott's three sisters, Mrs. Dennis Halliday of Scotland Neck, Mrs. Charles Godwin, Jr., of Williamston, and Mrs. Eldon Winslow of Hert ford, Legion Juniors An Easier party for the Juniors of the American Legion Auxiliary was giv en Monday afternoon, March 27, by Mrs. Julian Powell at her home. Junior activities and du ties of the officers were discussed. The following officers were elected: Junior Chair man, Pattie Landing; vice chairman, Janice Burner; secretary-treasurer, Brenda Banks; sergeant-at-arms and chaplain, Margo Perry; his. torian and publicity, Lynn Landing. v At the District meeting of the Juniors in Hertford last May, the District Presi dent elected was Jo Ann Burner; District Vice Presi dent, . Linda Banks; and District Secretary, Lynn Landing. Refreshments were en joyed by all who attended. SCHOOL PTA The Perquimans County Central Grammar School will hold its regular PTA meeting on Monday, April 17, at the. igrammatf school in Winfall - at 8 o'clock. Since this will be the last meeting: of the year, 'each parent is' urged ' to attend. New officers1 for the b'ont ing year will be Installed at tills time. The medical committee of the Perquimans Cham ber of Commerce has asked the County Commissioners to request a special elec tion on a $250,001) bond is sue to build o medical fa cility. Dr. T. P. B inn ant! Eric Haste, Jr., I cpreicnted the committee. The board told tl em thi.t the cost of the electien would have to be included in their new bud get, effective July 1, . so that (he election will have to take place after July. The medicdl building will include: a reception room, offices and examination roums for four physicians, diagnostic X-ray equipment area, laboratory area for basic tests and examina tions, emerg-.ncy suture and treatment room, small drug storage and observa tion beds. The Commissioners indi cated a favorable response to a request that the board donate the county's share for the Albemarle Area Planning Commission's needed $10,000 to renew its contract with State Plan ner Jim Blake. The board said that they would like to have Blake attend their next meeting so that the commissioners can find out what their pro-rata share would be. In other business the board: Appointed W. Ray White as rabies inspector and dog warden; and D. F. Reed, Jr., as county accountant. Adopted a resolution '1WWf'hremmefwh' ha t Oregon Inlet be designated as the appropriate inlet for a deep-draft ship channel to the Atlantic Ocean. . PACE Positions Are Available College students a n d entering freshmen may find summer employment by participating in PACE. Inc. (Plan Assuring Col lege Education in North Carolina). PACE students work in local welfare de partments, local poverty fighting agencies, schools and similar institutions. Those interested should contact the student aid of ficer at the college now being attended or planning to attend and ask how you may participate in the PACE program. There is very little time left for participating in this piORram. Immediate action may determine par ticipation in the PACE program this summer. Si i (Vi . i ? :' '' ' Board Aslted Special Bond On ftiedicaE fc M & - V I j .'-- " READY FOR CRAFTSMAN'S PAnt Mrs. T. T,, , Harrell Route 1, Hertford, disptays the decorated en shells she will have on exhibit at the 9i& annual Albe marie Craftsmu' Fair, t0 e hi4 ia LJiiabetU City. April X9-81. To Call Election ity Local Political Pot Is Boiling Wesley E. Nelson and Bill Cox have filed this week for candidacy in the race for Town Commission ers, according to Bobby El liott, Town Clerk. The list of candidates who have filed for this of fice to date includes Char lie Uirphlett, Fonry C. Sul livan, W. A. Ainslcy. C. C. Winslow, Jesse Hani-:. Wes ley E. Nelson and Bill Co:. Four Commi-siuncrs will ho elected from this group. John Beers, Emmett Landing and Claude Brinn are the only candidates who have filed fur the of fice of Mayor. April 15 is the deadline for filing and Election Day is May 2. Society Begins Memorial Fund In response to numerous requests from families, other groups and individu als, the American Cancer Society has inaugurated a memorial fund to which families and friends of ciiicer victims may con tribute, according to Mrs. H. C. Sullivan, Memorial chairman of the Perquim ans County Chapter. The 'memorial fund hs been established to provide a practical and fitting means by which families w - friends 4,luvn'vituMf.j'. .. - ate a loved one who has died of cancer or other cause. Contributions made in memory of a .'amily mem ber or a friend are ac knowledged by the Am erican Cancer Society, and a memorial card is sent to "the family, other group or individual stating that a memorial has been re Continued on Page 5 DUKE ALUMNI DINNER Dr. FrankTTdo ' Vyvrr. vice provost and professor of economics at Duke Uni versity, will be the guest speaker at the annual Albemarle Sound Area Duke Alumni Association dinner Wednesday, April 19, at the Holiday Inn in Elizabeth City. The din ner meeting will begin at 6:30 p. M. Reservations may be made through the chairman of arrangements, Mrs. L. Everett Sawyer, 103 South Ashe Street, Elizabeth City, The presi dent of tha association is L. Clate Aydlett. 2 t' i .''. t. ' i ... '- ..'--.. - .-. ., racu 4 .