The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, October 08, 1970, Image 1
Standard Printing Co. xx Louisiille, Ky. 40200 THE HQUIMAN W Volume XXVII -41 Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, October 8, 1970 10 Cents Per Copy PE IKhY "Perquimans Tri Locals Show Off Costumes Colonial coftumet and beardi not neceuarily on the aame people - are what we'll be teeing plenty of next week ai folks dress up and or go shaveless in celebration of the county's 300th birthday. In costume are Jean Harrison, Chamber of Com merce secretary and Becky Winslow. Beneath the beard and the bowler Is Chamber Manager Frank Roberts. JI - Spivey Named Chairman For Disfrict Jail R.L. Spivey of Hertford has been named chairman of the Albemarle District Jail and will retain the post until Jan. 1, 1973 when new officers are scheduled to be fleeted. A report of ibejail jconimittee meeting held Saturday was given to. Pasquotank Commissioners this morning by their chairman Fred P. Markham who also represents the county on the jail committee. Elizabeth City Police ft Chief Clarence Owens is the ' other member of the Albemarle District Jail committee. Pasquotank commissioners approved a sum of $2,730, their per capita share, for planning of the new jail facility. Perquimans' share of the initial planning fund will be $770. Markham reported the jail committee has agreed to allow Camden County to participate in the District Jail if they agree to this action by Jan. 1, mi. Originally Camden had planned to be a part of the first regional jail established in North Carolina. They later objected to Pasquotank having more votes concerning the operation of the facility. Camden was also sharing in the jail planning on a per capita basis and was entitled to one representative the same 1 as Perquimans. Mac Miller, Pasquotank County auditor,' will serve as treasurer for the new jail and will be bonded for $50,000 in connection with this work. The group also agreed to meet the first Wednesday night of each month in Pasquotank Court house. A representative of J. R. Williams and Associates, ar chitects for the jail which will be located just off South Hughes Boulevard, will meet with the jail committee in Elizabeth City Tuesday morning. Itymn'i Bap 0t Jfirs"t 4tletrjorjtt ttouer Utfj ' Laymen's Day will be ob served at the First United Methodist Church in Hertford on , Sunday, October 11, at the morning worship hour. The general theme for this annual observance is "Common Faith Common Commitment". W. D. Cox is Church Lay Leader, and will be presiding at this service. Eddie Barber will lead the morning prayer; Charles -' Murray will lead in the reading of the Responsive Scripture; and ' Charles Eley will read the ; Scripture lesson. Three" meditations will con stitute an Important part of the C, service, as follows: "One Faith '" One Commitment" by Cecil Clock To Be OnDisplay s f; mZS ' I IMtt. This antique clock belongs to Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jackson and is one of many old-time Items that you'll see on display next week or in the parade' on Saturday. There will also be dated copies of the Perquimans Weekly which you can see in the courthouse. All are items designed to evoke memories - happy ones, we hope. . A Jetter. .from- Clifton- Craig, approving plans for the proposed jail was read. Craig, chairman of. the Detention Division of the North Carolina Social Services Department, had given Pasquotank until Sept. 26 to have workable plans for the new detention facility or face the possible closing the present jail constructed in 1889. Commissioners adopted a resolution proclaiming October as United Fund month at the request of Stanley Peel, drive chairman. - Wesley Cullipher gave a report on the annual state convention of county commissioners held last week in Wilmington. He outlined briefly a resolution approved by those attending concerning the "escalating costs and abuses of Social Service Programs" with emphasis placed on Medicaid, The resolution Afurther stated that services "must be con trolled with local officials having a larger voice in the ad ministration of Social Service programs and that if the Federal government determines it is feasible to provide 100 per cent Federal financing, of such programs that local officials endorse such action." Pasquotank Commissioners agreed the resolution as ap proved would not . bring any immediate relief to the in creasing costs of social service programs. Cullipher also gave a report of the organization meeting of the Economic Development Association held Friday at which time he was elected temporary chairman. Edward Winslow; "While We Were Yet Sinners" by James P. Harrell; and "Communicating the Laymen's Day Theme" by Richard Bryant. . A warm invitation is issued to everyone to attend this special observance. ybodard Passes ; Examination Charles Twoodard has been advised that he successfully passed the State Board Phar maceutical Examination and is now a Registered Pharmacist. Mr. Woodard is currently employed at Harmon's Phar macy. - Centennial Celebration Winners In Punt, Pass, Kick Contest Announced Cecil E -Winslow of Winslow Blanchard Motor Company releases the following list of winners in the Punt, Pass and Kick Competition sponsored locally by Winslow-Blanchard Motor Company and held Sunday afternoon at Perquimans High athletic field. In the agp 8 group Kenneth Paul took first place with a total score of 102. He was competing with six. Byron Paul won first in the age 9 group, competing against seven. He scored 127. Matthews Miller won first in the age 10 group. His score was 148. Kevin Fields won first place in the age 12 group, competing with nine he scored 181. Clark Winslow scored 298 in the 13 year old group competing with 7. The above winners will compete at Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Saturday October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Mansfield Named To Staff Of Sandhill College 4 Dr. James J. Altendorf, dean of instruction at Sandhills Community College, has an nounced the appointment of Jesse R. Mansfield to the staff as (vocational guidance coordinator. A native of Hertford, N.C., he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Mansfield, and has been serving as minister of the Selma Baptist Church in Selma. He also has served churches in Rocky Mount and Elizabeth City, and worked with the College of the Albemarle. Mr. Mansfield has a Bachelor's Degree in philosophy and religion from Atlantic Christian College, a Bachelor of Divinity Degree and the Master's of Divinity from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Gardner Resumes Practice Dr. Robert E. Gardner, has resumed his practice of general medicine in Hertford following knee surgery he underwent during July and his recuperation. Still recuperating from the knee surgery, when asked how he felt Dr. Gardner who has a great sense of humor jovially quoted one of hi- favorite Mark Twain sayings, "my death has been greatly exaggerated . Dr. Gardner stated that at the present time his office will be at his home at 508 Dobb Street in Hertford. The phone number is 426-7979. He will announce his office hours next week. Smoke Hampers Many Perquimans Residents Smoke engulfed most of Perquimans County here Tuesday morning and caused many people wno live outsme Hertford and who work here and elsewhere to not get to work and some even ran into the side ditches because of the visibility. The smoke coming from woods fires, and fires from some field buntings, had not cleared much by noon Tuesday. -H. ? Tri-Centennial Program For The Week Oct. 11-17 Sunday, October 11 Horse & Pony Show Nixon Farm 1:00 p.m. Preston Monday, October 12 Pageant Belvidere, Whiteston, Hickory Cross Communities Perquimans County High School, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 Spiritual Hymnal Singing, Perquimans County Courthouse 7:30 p.m., Woodville-Durants Neck-White Hat-Forrestburg. Wednesday, October 14 Slides, Albemarle Area, Courtesy of the Museum of the Albemarle 7:30 Perquimans County Courthouse, and Tri-Centennial Celebration it.L .11 ci.i.j C....J... It's been 300 years coming but at last, Perquimans County has a Tricentennial celebration coming up. It starts Sunday and continues until next Saturday, with something going on every night and during most of the daylight hours. The schedule of events you'll find elsewhere in today's paper as well as a story , about the Saturday afternoon parade. This Chamber of Commerce sponsored event has taken several months to prepare and has utilized the time and energy of many good residents. Now all that's needed is the full and complete cooperation of the weather man. Well there is one more thing needed. You and your par ticipation. Join the fun and invite your family and friends to do the same. Remember that in addition to the events listed there are displays of many interesting items in most of the county's store windows and in the court, house. You'll see antiques, dolls dressed up in period clothers, copies of the Perquimans Weekly from years and years back and -you'll see some of your friends dressed in colonial costumes or with beard and old-time hat. Later in the week there will be a penny candy store, which should delight young and old. torn Brown Ax To Be At 4f ft; r ,1 ,. J: . J Tom Brown, Perquimans County's Industrial Development Director, wields an old-fashioned broad axe, typical of those that were common in this area many years ago. Old-time items, antiques and the like will be on display during the week of the Tricentennial celebration. You can see many of them on display in downtown store windows. They'll bring back memories for some. For others will, believe it or not,' be something brand new. Keystone Cop movies. Thursday, October 15 Display of old Kitchen, Dar den's Window, all week, Winfall Parksville Chapanoke Day. 7th grade tour of the County (Hertford Grammar School) Friday, October 16 Tour of Courthouse and Episcopal Church 10 to 5:00 p.m. Hertford-Beech Spring-Bear Swamp Day 7th grade tour of the county Perquimans Union School. Saturday, October 17 Perquimans County Day. Boatarama, Parade, Cake cutting, Fish Fry, Street Dance. There will be a few surprises including some items that we'll have to categorize as last-minute ideas and thoughts, still in the planning stage. We'll have some special guests with us, including 1st District Congressman Walter B. Jones. So join the Chamber and its friends for the biiiiig Tricen tennial celebration. It will be an education. If you don't like that though - let us add - it will be a lot of fun! An important event during next week's Tricentennial will be an open house at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. This will take place on Friday, October 16 and all of your guides wi'l be dressed in colonial costumes. They will show you many interesting items in the church and tell you of many interesting facts about the church - most of which are not known by many people in Perquimans County. Rev. Edwin Williams extends a sincere invitation to everyone to visit Holy Trinity during Open House on Friday, October 16, hours 10 to 5:00 p.m. MORE ON CS TRANSPORT A House Armed Services committee has presented a re port saying the pentagon should complete the original purchase order of 120 C5 giant trans port planes. Demonstrates0" Celebration t,: .. if ft ( AC Set Oct. Commissioners Increase Sheriff's Car Budget The Board of Perquimans County Commissioners voted Monday to amend the General Budget in the amount of $10,000.00 and transfer same to the County Board of Education to supplement the School Budget. Funds will come from County Sales Tax. The Board increased the Sheriffs Car Budget in the amount of $1,500.00, with funds to come from Nationwide In surance Company, due to a recent car wreck by the Sheriff's Department. The Board also voted to apply to Farmers Home Ad ministration for a Grant and Loan for the purpose of establishing a Solid Waste Disposal Program in Perquimans County. Haste Gets Chamber Membership Drive Underway The annual Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce membership drive is now un derway giving merchants, farmers and others the op portunity to join this busy organization that has brought and will continue to bring im portant programs and events to the area throughout the year. Drive Chairman Erie Haste, Jr. is urging all members to re-join, give as much as possible. He said a search is also on for new Chamber members. The money is used to promote the county and programs of import within the county. Begins October 10 Saturday, October 10 the Registration books will open for voters to register. New residents and those who have not registered previously must get their names on the books in order to be eligible to vote in the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 3. 1970. W. L. Tilly, chairman of the Perquimans Election Board has announced the registration books will be open Saturday, October 10, 17 and 24th for registration. Saturday October 31 is Challenge Day. Voters will register on three successive Saturdays. Registrars and polling places are announced elsewhere in this paper. The registrars will sit at Dolline places from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. to register voters Perquimans High Students Invited To 11 C. State UnivJ Perquimans County high school students, especially juniors and seniors, are being invited to attend the annual Open House program, Saturday, October 10, at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The Open House is, sponsored by the University's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and School of Forest Resources. Open House is held for career minded high school students, their parents, teachers and career advisors. Also invited are other adults who are interested in finding out more about the statewide activities of N.C. State through its research and ex tension programs. M . tHruth Mrs. Chappell In Colonial Costume i Mrs. Doris Chappell, complete with colonial costume and old fashioned high-top shoes, shows off a costume typical of those that will be seen in the county during the week of the Tricen tennial celebration. There will also be plenty of beards, antiques on display and a multitude of interesting activities. Hertford BPW Club Selling Candy For Scholarships The Hertford Business and Professional Women's Club began this week to sell bags of Halloween Candy for $1.00 each. Proceeds from this sale will be used for the scholarship which the club gives each year to a graduating senior. Each person is asked to pur chase his Trick n Treat candy from a B.P.W. Club membex.and at the same time support a worthwhile project. Mrs. Walter Humphlett, Jr. is club president. MS? wtD-sJ Perq. Centennial To feature A Big Parade Remember the old song called, I Love a Parade?" Well friend, if them's your sentiments don't miss the giant sized one the Chamber of Commerce has lined up for Saturday, October 17 - with 109 units, so far. Charlie Skinner was put in charge of arrangements. And that's like putting a juicy steak in front of a starving man. He dug in and devoted time and energy to it that, on paper so far, looks like a long journey for the participants and a lot of fun for those of us who can watch the fun. It will assemble at the high school staging area at 3 p.m. and begin about half an hour later, going from Edenton Road St., to Dobb St., past the courthouse reviewing stand, to Grubb St., to the shopping center and back to Edenton Road Street and over to the staging area - a distance of about two miles. The parade will be presented in three sections, the first devoted to history. In that section you'll see a Jaycee float depicting the well known oldest deed in the state; you'll see an enactment of an early Quaker church service. There will be a tribute to Thomas Harvey, a tribute to the early Methodist circuit riders and to one of the early Baptist churches in the area. There will be a replica of an old cobbler shop - there will be Horse & Pony Show To Lead Off Celebration Perquimans Horse and Pony Club, Inc. will lead off the Tri Centennial celebration week in Perquimans with a big Horse and Pony show to be held on their show ground on the Preston Nixon farm 1 mile west of Hertford, Sunday October 11th The show will consist of Pony Halter, Halter Class (2 yrs. and under) ; Halter Class ( 3 yrs. and under); Children's Go-As-You Please; Open Go-As-You' P lease (all ages); Pony Barrel Race (52" and under):: Open Barrel Race; Children and Youth Western Pleasure (16 yrs. Chamber President Shows Off Beard 1 e: -: Mm Chamber of Commerce President Joe Now ell, Jr. is one of many in Perquimans County sporting a handsome (?) beard for the forthcoming Tricen tennial. There will also be ladies in colonial costume, plenty of antiques on display and enough events for the eight days of the celebration to keep everyone occupied and happy. And important - be sure to watch the Mildred Alexander Show, Friday, October 9 at 1 p.m. You'll see Joe, you'll see pictures of the Tricentennial and - you'll see the now-famed Nowell beard. Guest Speaker The Honorable Congressman Walter B. Jones of Washington, D.C. will be the guest speaker at the Whiteville Grove A.M.E. Zion Church's Annual Homecoming Services Sunday, October 11, 1970 at 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at the church. Music will be furnished by some of the best groups of the. city, according to the Rev. L.A. Williams, pastor. colonial women and children and senior citizens -- all on the march. Antiques on parade? Right1. Spinning wheels, jewelry, an organ, a washing machine, a soap-making exhibit, a shingle mill, an 85-year-old tractor and other old farm equipment - even an old 1800 funeral hearse. Music? Got the Barber Shop Quartet that will blend the rich voices of Pete Riddick, George Winslow, Tom Byrum and Tim Mathews. Section Two of the parade will spotlight area civic clubs and other service organizations -scouts, Legionnaires, the Navy, 4-H, sports and items not as well known: Log cutting, beehive, fishnet -even hospital beds and barber swings. There will be fire equipment, boats, horses, camping items, dogs, carts and bikes. And -there'll be ragtime piano with Jacob Wills Jr. plus - the U. S. Navy band. The parade's third section will pay tribute to industry and agriculture and will feature Mr. Peanut, produce and dairy items, a mobile display by Don Juan and about 30 other items in just that one category. The marching unit, bands and a few surprises will also be a part of the parade - so - if you're going to watch it - get there early and get a good spot. Forward maaaaarch! ! and Under); Open Reining; Children Musical Chairs (12 yrs. and Under); Open Ladies Western Pleasure (all ages); Open Roadster Pony; Western Horsemanship; Open Pole oenamg; Mens Western Pleasure; Costume Class; Open Ring Spearing; Open Ring Spearing Jackpot; Open Western Pleasure; Rider Pickup (single entry) Jackpot; Fastest Pony L Around The Ring (52" and under.. 16 yrs. & under); Fastest Horse Around The Ring (Jackpot). Judge for the show will be A. R Wall of Knightdale, N. C. .