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Vbluma XXVII -No. 8
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, February 19, 1970
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7illard Copeland Receives Plaque
From Albemarle Soil & Water Disi
I At tMefegef A Aftsntarls Soi A Water Conservation Db
Ntrlct Supervisors in Hertford, February 10th, Wilard Copeland
7w pretented a plaque for outstanding service in Perquimans
; County and the district from 1964-69. In making the presenta-
tion, L. E. Pierce of Hertford, thanked Mr. Copeland for his work
i with farmers in the county and for his work in education, serv
ing on the Consemtion Poster Contest and Woodland Clinic
committees for both county and district.
Richard Bryant Appointed
County Extension Chmn.
Richard H. Bryant, 40, has been
appointed county extension
chairman in Perquimans County.
He has held a similar position in
Gates County for over six years.
Announcement of the ap
pointment to the new position was
made by Dr. George Hyatt Jr.,
director of the Agricultural
Intension Service at North
Carolina State University,
following approval ' by the
1 Perquimans County Board of
Bryant will succeed R. M.
jiPete) Thompson who recently
j transferred to the county
I chairman's position in Chowan
'f!mintv -.f "-lima Nnrfhaa.torn
District chairman, said Bryant's
transfer will be effective April l.
.' A native of Rocky Mount,
Bryant Joined Extension in 1956
as an assistant agent in
Perquimans and later was made
associate agent. He was ap
pointed county chairman in Gates
He il l 1952 graduate of North
Carolina State University and has
done further graduate study
there. He waa employed by NCSU
as a Dairy Herd Improvement
'District Court In
' Judge W. S. Privott presided at
the brief session of Perquimans
County District Court Wednesday
and disposed of the following
i On the Civil Calendar a divorce
Iwas granted in the case of
Geraldine :, Lane White vs.
.Wayland L. White.
I Cases heard on the Criminal
Docket were Vernon Reid, Sr.,
charged with driving under the
influence of intoxicating liquor,
who received a sentence of 4
months. The sentence was
suspended upon payment of a fine
of $100.00 and costs;. Billy Earl
Ipock, also charged with driving
under the influence of in
toxicating liquor, received a 4
months sentence, which was
suspended upon payment of a fine
of $100.00 and costs ; Jarvis
Dorsey Window paid a fine of
$35.00 and costs on a charge of
speeding and Allen Edgar Askew
Sitea taxed with easts after he was
S: found guilty of exceeding a safe
Dston's Way Sal;
To C3 ikii'A Two Days
The Merchants Committee of
Perquimans County Chamber
J Commerce met last week and
' elded to. extend their
V asangton's Birthday Sale to
; The holiday itself falls on a
" mday this year and the com-
ittee decided to hold its sale on
s Saturday preceding and the
The Washington's Birthday
le is the major money-saving
ent of the year in Perquimans
unty and all merchants who
e members of the Chamber of
ommerce wHl take part. ,
You will see their ad
"?suenfa tot'a pr;"a of the
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Association supervisor from 1955
until 1956. He served in the U. S.
Army from 1952 until 1954.
Dr. Hyatt said Bryant "has
done an outstanding job in Gates
County and he will provide ex
cellent leadership for the Ex
tension program in
He added that "every effort
will be made to recommend a
capable successor for Mr. Bryant
in Gates County at an early
Chamber of Comm.
Reports On Drug
No event ever created a
greater audience at the
Perquimans County High School
auditorium than the two-part
drug program- presented by the
school's PTA and the Chamber of
On Feb. 5 Lt. Lewis Hurst of the
Norfolk Narcotics Bureau
presented a film on "Marijuana"
and a display of items used by
On Feb. 12 Rev. John Gimenez,
head of PROCLAIM in Norfolk,
visited with two teenagers
f o r m e r drug addicts
Their talks and the question
answer session that followed left
a deep impression on those who
were at the auditorium.
Visitors came from this county
plus Pasquotank, Chowan and
Bertie counties and for this the
Chamber and PTA would like to
thank the Elizabeth City and
Edenton radio stations the Daily
Advance, Perquimans Weekly,
Chowan Herald and Virginia
For coming out and bringing
young people with them thanks
go to the many, many churches
that were represented and other
organizations that realized the
import of the program.
auditorium heard from Rev.
Gimenez and the two young men
he had with him Bryan French
and George Thompson.
They 'told it like it is' and as
one of them said: "Even if we can
convince one person not to fool
around with marijuana or any
other addictive drug, we'll feel aa
if we've accomplished
Perquimans Weekly - the Feb.
' Those who have Master Charge
cards will be able to take ad
vantage of some of the out
standing bargains of that
weekend and a special adJ
vertiseraent in this newspaper
win tell you who the participating
Attendance at the committee
meeting was excellent and, ac
cording to Chamber Manager
Frank Roberts, "this certainly
shows a great deal of interest in
seeing to it that the people of the
area will be getting some out
standing Washington's Birthday
Mrs. Maggie Perry
Dies After Illness
Miss Maggie Ethel Lane Perry,
48, of Route 2, died Monday night
at 6:30 in her home following a
long illness. t.
A native of Perquimans County
she was the daughter of Ben
jamin Franklin and Mrs. Ethel
Mae Trueblood Lane of Route 3
and the wife of J. Lawrence
She was a member of Cedar
Grove Methodist Church where
she had received a lifetime
membership in the Woman's
Society of Christian Service and
was a member of the WinfaU
Home Demonstration Club.
Besides her husband and
parents, she is survived by a son,
Jimmy Perry of Birmingham,
Ala.; five sisters, Mrs. Clarence
S. Chappell and Mrs. Alvin
Stallings of Route 2, Mrs. Henry
Meads of Elizabeth City, Mrs.
George Riddick of Belvidere and
Mrs. Norfleet Bunch of Suffolk.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday at 2:30 in Chapel of
Swindell Funeral Home by Rev.
W. R. Pinner.
Burial was in Cedar wood
"How Great Thou Art" was
sung by Edward Judan, ac
companied by Mrs. Chester
The casket pall was made of
red roses, white chrysan
themums, and fern.
Pallbearers were nephews of
Meeting Of Friends
Scheduled For Sat.
Eastern Quarterly Meeting of
Friends will be held at Cornith
Friends Church, Cornith, Va. on
Saturday, February 21, beginning
at 10 A. M. Afternoon session will
be at 1:30.
Friends and those interested,
please keep this date in mind.
GEORGE M. WOOD
George M. Wood of Camden
announced his candidacy today
for re-election to the North
Carolina State Senate. Wood will
be a candidate for Seat Number
One of the First Senatorial
District, the same position he has
held for the last four years.
In 1969 Senator Wood was
chairman of the Committee on
Highway Safety and vice
chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture. He also was a
member of the Committees on
Banking, Finance, Public Roads,
and' University Trustees.
Prior to his election to the State
Senate, he served in the House of
Representatives for two terms.
Wood said in announcing, . "!
will continue to be aware of the
interests, needs, and. wishes of
uie peopie oi uie rvsi District,
and will endeavor to reflect their
desires in representing them in
the State Senate."
The American : Legion
Auxiliary of Wm. Paul Stallings
Post 126 held its regular meeting
on ; Thursday night at the
American Legion Home. The
meeting , was called to order by
the President, Mrs.- Geneva
Sawyer, followed by the usual
ritual after which the National
Anthem was sung. Mrs. Ann
Goodwin gave a very interesting
program on "Americanism"
which was enjoyed by all.
Reports from various com
mittees were heard. Our
corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Minnii Miller, sent cards to the
sick and bereaved. Plans were
made for our birthday which we
celebrate in March. There being
no further business the meeting
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New MOA Trustees from Perquimans County are ahows) above (seated): from krft to light, Mrs.
Donald Morris, Miss Virginia Tucker, Mrs. T. P. Brinn and R. L. Stevenson - (standing) - the Rev.
Edwin Williams and Mrs. Julian Winslow. Already at work discussing ambitious plans for the
Museum of the Albemarle the Perquimans County members were elected at the annual Mem
bers' meeting last week. Other officers of MOA included Mr. Fred Fearing of Pasquotank,
President; Mrs. Julian Winslow, Vice President; Miss Virginia Tucker, Secretary and Mr. Dwjght
Sylvester of Pasquotank as Treasurer.
Jurors Drawn For Perq.
District Civil Court Duty
DISTRICT CIVIL COURT
FEBRUARY 23, 1970
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1970
G. D. Towe vs. Willie Price
Albemarle Chemical vs. T. W.
Clarence O. Riddick vs.
Dorothy W. Riddick
John Felton vs. Shirley Breeder
Emma Liverman Gibbs vs.
Henry Harrell vs. Bryant
The following good and lawful
persons were drawn to serve as
Jurors, at the District Term of
Court, for Perquimans Countv.
which convenes on February 23,
Willard D. Allen, Route 2,
Hertford, N. C, C. Edison Harris,
Route 3, Hertford, N. C, George
Curtis Eure, Jr., Route 3,
Hertford, N. C, George Lee
Felton, Route 1, Hertford, N. C,
Lucy Mae Hill, Route 1, Box 166,
Hertford, N. C, Robert Luther
Perry, Winfall, N. C, Earl
Chesson, Route 1, Box 157,
Hertford, N. C., Bradley Clay
Stallings, Route- 2, Hertford, N.
Nancy W. Newell, 719 Grubb
St., Hertford, N. C, Harriette
Ann Woodard, Dobb St., Hert
ford, N. C, Dennis M. Cart
wright, Route 3, Hertford, N. C,
Joshua Trueblood, Star Route,
Winfall, N. C, Dutchie Spear,
Route 3, Hertford, N. C, Delia
W. White, Route III, Box 239,:
Belvidere, N. C, Billie G. Jones,
Winfall, N. C, Davis R. Layden,
Star Route, Winfall, N. C.
Jerry Wayne White, Winfall, N.
C, Robert L. Hendren, Route 2,
Tyner, N. C, James H. Corprew,
Route 1, Box 94, Hertford, N. C,
William H. Cartwright, Jr.,
Route 3, Hertford, N. C, Annie
B. Pettaway, Route 3, Hertford,
N. C, Mrs. Miley White, Route 3,
Hertford, N. C, Robert E. Sutton,
Route 3, Hertford, N. C.
Lessie Jordan, - Route 3,
Belvidere, N. C, Mrs. Frances F.
Natiasi toy Scout Week wis February 7-14 and local Den 1
and 2 celebrated "Operation VIP" recendy at the Hertford Muni-
dpal Building. Pictured with the scouts are Scout Leader, Alan
Winslow, and Joe Nowdl, N. C. State Highway Commissioner
for this District. The program is designed to improve Boy Scout
relations by asking the support of Community Leaders.
Monds, 310 Front St., Hertford,
N. C, Annie B. Chalk, Belvidere,
N. C, Kattie G. Phelps, Route 3,
Hertford, N. C, Othus J. Boyce,
112 Edenton Rd. St., Hertford, N.
C, F. M. Copeland, Route 3,
Hertford, N. C. and David Cox,
Jr., Route 1, Hertford, N. C.
Assist In Planning
Ideas on priorities in public
education in North Carolina, end
suggestions for budgeting toward
these priorities in Raleigh last
week at a "Budget Planning
Conference" were considered in
depth involving local school
superintendents and key staff
members of the State Depart
ment of Public Instruction.
C. C. Walters, Supt. of
Perquimans County Schools was
among the 145 superintendents
taking part in the planning
"The State Board of Education
is beginning the preparation of a
budget to be presented to the
citizens of the State through the
1971 General Assembly. We ask
the administrators of the local
school systems at the very
beginning to help us understand
and translate the growing needs
of public education," Dallas
Herring, Chairman of the State
Board of Education, said in
opening the six-hour session.
Dr. Craig Phillips, State
Superintendent and Secretary of
the Board, reported that the
school leaders working in small
groups, discussed ideas and
possible solutions to many
"We discussed almost every
phase of our public schools," Dr.
Phillips said. "It was the general
feeling of the superintendents
that more resources must be
made available and that local
school boards and administrators
must make more creative
decisions as to the most
productive use of these resour
ces." Opfltbn VIP
Gets Honor At
Word was received here this
week that Archie Miller, a senior
at Northwestern University,
Natchitoches, Louisiana was
named to the straight A honor list
for the fall semester.
In order to be listed for the
honor, students must pursue at
least nine semester hours and
make A's in all the work they
Archie is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Miller of Winfall,
North Carolina, and is married to
the former Miss Patsy Elliott.
LEWISTON - Sen. J. J. (Monk)
Harrington of Lewiston has
announced his candidacy for a
fifth term as Senator in the
Number Two Seat of the First
The First Senatorial District is
composed of 10 counties - Gates,
Northampton, Hertford, Bertie,
Camden and Currituck.
In announcing his candidacy
for another term, Sen.
Harrington stated it has been a
pleasure to serve the 10 counties
in the largest senatorial district
in the state and, if re-elected, he
will serve all the people and all of
the counties fairly and t the best
of his ability.
Sen. Harrington has served two
terms as chairman of the Public
Roads Committee and a prime
project has been aimed at getting
the State Highway Department to
greatly minimize the use of
cement traffic islands "which in
so many cases are a waste of
money and a hazard to the
He has served three times on
the Appropriations Committee,
being appointed all three times to
the Sub-Appropriations Com
mittee. ' He served as vice
chairman of the Courts and
Judicial Districts Committee.
Sen. Harrington was also a
member of the following com
mittees: . Alcoholic Beverage
Control, Higher Education,
Public Utilities and Wildlife.
. He has served since 1963 as the
only layman on the Courts
Commission which has just
completed forming North
Carolina's District Court System
and he was recently appointed to
another four-year term on this
commission by Lt. Gov. H. Pat
Rites For Mrs.
Cora W. Hurdle
Mrs. Cora Winslow Hurdle, 77,
of Route 1, Belvidere, died
Thursday at 3:40 a.m. in the
Albemarle Hospital following a
six month's illness. A native of
Perquimans County, she was a
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Jordan Winslow and the widow of
Edward Lee Hurdle, Sr.
She was a member of the Sandy
Cross Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Jordan
Hurdle and E. L. Hurdle, Jr. of
Rt. 1, Belvidere, Royce Hurdle of
Suffolk and Ray Hurdle of
Hobbsville; a brother, J. T.
Winslow of Rt. 1, Belvidere and 11
A funeral service was held
Saturday at 2:00 in the Chapel of
the Swindell Funeral Home, bv
the Rev. William Denston, pastor
of the Wilroy Baptist Church in
Burial was in the Family
"Good night and Good
morninc" and "The Old Ruaeed
Cross" were played during the
service by Mrs. Chester Winslow,
The casket pall was made of
red carnations, white chrysan
themums, and fern.
Pallbearers were Ellis Win-
slow, Jarvis Winslow, Alma H.
Winslow, Raymond Winslow.
Herbert Williams and Doras
F. N. Tarkenton
Dies In Tennessee
Franklin N. Tarkenton, 84, of
Kingsport, Tenn. died at 5:30
Thursday, February 12, at
Holsten Valley Hospital after an
illness of several weeks.
He was a native of Perquimans
County and had been a resident of
Sullivan County for the last 40
years. He was a carpenter and
owner of a grocery business in
He was a member of Great
Hope- Baptist Church in
He is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Lucille White
and Mrs. Nellie Davis, both of
Hertford, Mrs. Ethel Harris and
Mrs. Louise Bailey, both of
Norfolk, Va. Two sons, William
F. Tarkenton of Hertford and
Elmer Tarkenton of Tucson,
Ariz. Two sisters, Mrs. Emma
Hunter of Elizabeth City and Mrs.
Beaunne Fair of Norfolk, Va.,
one brother, Bennie Tarkenton of
Elizabeth City, 21 grandchildren
and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2
P.M. Sunday at Carter's Chapel
with the Rev. Rolland White and
the Rev. George Shepard of
ficiating. Burial was in East Lawn
Memorial Park, Kingsport.
Washington's Birthday Sale
Saturday md Monday, 21st & 23rd
This is the day to carefully peruse the pages of the Perqui
This is the day youH see advertisements on the year's out
Check every page check every advertisement and save
more money on merchandise than ever before.
As everyone In Perquimans County knows this is the
county and this is the time to really save. This is the week-end
for Washington's Birthday Sale values.
And thisyear you get twice the values becuase you have
twice the opportunity.
The Washington's Birthday Sale will be held Saturday AND
Not just one - but two days, to shop at Chamber of Commerce-member
So whether you shop with cash or take advantage of Master
Chaige Card values be sure you pick up whatever you need -Saturday
or Monday right here in Perquimans County
during the Washington's Birthday Sale!
Rehearsals Scheduled For
Heart Fund Variety Show
Rehearsals for the March 6
Heart Fund Variety Show will
start next Monday night,
February 23, in the High School
auditorium. Mrs. Jean Griffin,
Chairman of this year's Fund
Raising Benefit Musical urges all
participants to attend as many of
the preliminary get-togethers aa
possible. Only two weeks are left
for smoothing out new routines
and tuning up old chords.
Three local bands will provide
the music this year - Kim Rose,
Johnny Broughton, Jr. and the
Lonely Boys. Each will play its
own style jazz, pop and countrw
soul. Out of town artists include
Dr. Jerry Pickrel, concert pianist
Linwood L. lames
Linwood L. James, a senior at
North Carolina State University,
also earned academic honors
during the fall semester. He
made straight "A"s while
carrying an 18 hour load. His
name did not appear in the
February 12 issue of the
Perquimans Weekly with the list
of Perquimans students honored
at N. C. State University.
Linwood is a vocational In
dustrial Education major. The
1966 graduate of Perauimans
County Union School is the
nepnew of Mrs. Mollie Green of
Rt. 3, Hertford and is married to
the former Miss Alice Jones of
410 Market St., Hertford.
ALETHA PARKER WHITE
HERTFORD - Mrs. Aletha
Parker White, 75, of Rt. 1, died
Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. in the
Winslow Memorial Home after
an illness of two and one half
years. She was a native of Hert
ford County. She was the
daughter of James and Mrs.
Florence Marshman Parker and
the wiow of Clarence Osmond
She was a practical nurse and a
member of the Up River Friends
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Dora Roberson of Hertford
and Mrs. Bertha Baily of
Newport News; three sons,
Travis White of Hertford, Johnny
White of Alexandria, Va. and
Carson White of Portsmouth;
four sisters, Mrs. Sarah
Hedgepeth and Mrs. Sadie
Conner of Roanoke Rapids, Mrs.
Ella Whitehead and Mrs. Rosa
Futrell of Woodland, N. C; a
brother, Ben Parker of Roanoke
Rapids, fifteen grandchildren
and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the
chapel of Swindell Funeral Home
by the Rev. Waldo Smith and the
Rev. Norman Harris.
Burial will be in the Up-River
from Elizabeth City, and
Chaplain Corbin Cherry, Hert
ford native, now at Bethesda, Md.
Local talent will present dances
by Jane Cherry and Roy Askew,
songs by Georgia Perry and one
delightful ballet number by our
men's Terpsichorian Society .
plus many others.
Tickets, printed and donated by
Tom Brown, will be $1.00 for
adults and $.50 for children and
will be available shortly, or may
be purchased at the door. It is
hoped that everyone will bring
the family out for a good show
and for a good cause - to help
Perquimans County meet its 1970
Heart Fund Quota of $1500.00. .