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Helms supporters gather
Ail enthusiastic crowd of more
tkaa 500 people honored U.S.
Senator Jesse Helms at a dinner
hosted by the North Carolina Con
Candidate for Sheriff
Aubrey Onley, 44, of Rt. 3, Hert
ford filed Friday as a candidate
for Perquimans County Sheriff.
Onley's action made him the third
candidate seeking the local
Onley is currently employed as a
jailer with the Tri-County Jail at
Elizabeth City and works part
time with HoHowell Oil Company.
Prior to that, he worked with
Jackson Wholesale Co. of Hertford
for 17 years.
A charter member of the Per
quimans County Rescue Squad,
Onley has held the offices of cap
tain and squad sergeant and con
tinues to serve as a volunteer. He
served 12 years in the N.C. Na
tional Guard. He is a member of
Cedar Grove United Methodist
Church where he served as Sunday
School Superintendent for eight
years and currently serves as
P^Onley aadjsw wife, Julia, have,
two children: Cindy, age 18, and
Aubrey Jr., age 13.
This is Onley's first attempt for
public office and he submitted the
1 following comment, "I am seeking
the office of Sheriff and feel I
could work effectively with the
meeting is planned here to consider
starting a local Young Democrats
The meeting will be held Jan. 31
at 8 p.m. in the Perquimans County
. M.C. Teague and Gary Jewell
with the Young Democrats of North
Carolina will be present to discuss
organization and training in govern
ment for interested young
The Democratic Committee of
Perquimans County is inviting any
young person, 36 years of age or
jpiader, to attend the meeting. A $1
membership fee will be charged for
. Perquimans County Jaycees
Bethel Buritan Club meets.
SAT. JAN. 28
The Behridere Chappell Hill Fire
Department will sponsor a
Barbecue Chicken Supper from 5-8
p.m. Plates are $2.50 each and may
be obtained from any fireman prior
to the supper and plates may be
picked up without tickets at the fire
station. All proceeds go to the fire
department for equipment.
MON. JAN. 30
? Inter-County Fire Department
Ladies' Aux. will meet.
TUBS. JAN. 31
Hertford Rotary Club meets at
W Perquimans Masonic Lodge
^ mUm " ? ? MP A HvOVUI v
Center at 211 Hyde Park St. at 8
Jaycettes meet at 8:30 p.m.
current personnel. My experience
as a jailer would, I feel, proved
some valuable background ex
perience for this position. In my
current position, I work with
various law enforcement agencies
from the area." ,
Lovic E. McElroy Sr.
Candidate for County
Lovic E. McElroy Sr., 59, a resi
dent of Rt. 3, Hertford filed
Thursday as a Democratic can
didate seeking a seat on the Per
quimans County Board of Commis
McElroy retired in 1973 from the
Military Army Corps of Engineers,
Department of Defense in
Washington, D.C. He is a member
of Woodville Baptist Church where
he has served for three years as
Chairman of the Fellowship of
Deacons. He also holds member
ship in the Shrine Temple in Alex
McElroy and his wife, Hazel,
have two children: Stephen, age
35, and Louie Jr., age 31.
Concerning his bid for the seat,
McElroy said, "I feel the county
has to have someone that is
capable of helping the community
and the county as a whole, and I
think I can do this with the ex
perience I have."
McElroy is the second candidate
to file for the seat currently held
by incumbent Guy H. (Tuck) Webb
who announced Monday that he
would not seek another term in
The Perquimans County Board of
Elections has announced the follow
ing candidates who have filed for of
fice in addition to those whose pro
files have already been published.
For the office of Clerk of Court,
Jarvis Ward has filed for reelection.
For the two seats open on the
Board of Education, Clifford
Winslow, incumbent, has filed
again for his position. Lloyd Ray
(Flutch) Dail has filed for the seat
currently held by Ralph Harrell
who has announced that he will not
For the seat on the Perquimans
County Board of Commissioners
currently held by Guy H. (Tuck)
Webb, Marshall E. Caddy has filed.
He will be facing two other can
didates, George Hall and Lovic
Approximately 900 member
consumers of Albemarle Electric
Membership Corporation were
without power for nearly three
hours last Thursday night.
Section* of Perquimans County
affected by the outage included
Winfall, Whitehat, Tyner and ,
Power was interrupted at I p.m. !
when the EMC's wholesale sup- 1
plier, VEPCO. had problems with
its line feeding the EMC's Winfall j
substation, causing loss of service
to two-thirds of the consumers
served by the substation.
A VEPCO crew repaired the line :
and returned local service at 10:45 i
gresaioaal Club Friday night in the
Edenton National Guard Armory.
In bis address to the receptive
troup of eastern North Carolinians,
enator Hlems criticized the prac
tice of wasteful spending by Con
gress, and stressed the need for sur
vival of the free interprise system.
Helms asked, "What have the
(politicians) done for their country
when they vote to heap more and
more government regulations upon
the backs of the small businessmen,
and the farmers, and all the rest of
productive society ? costing the
taxpayers far more than 100 billion
dollars a year just to finance the
regulatory bureaucracy alone?"
Helms, who last week helped
launch a nationwide tour by the
group of treaty opponents called the
Panama Canal "Truth Squad,"
raised the moral question of re
linquishing U.S. jurisdiction of the
Panama Canal: "I am convinced
that you expect me to be for keeping
our Canal in Panama ? and I'm not
going to compromise. It's our
Canal; it's vital to the defense of
freedom in the world; it's vital to
the economic health of North
Carolina's farmers ? and to the
length of my cabletow, we're going
to keep it."
Criticizing HEW Secretary
Califano's current anti-smoking
campaign, Helms said, "I'm for
telling Secretary Califano to get his
priorities straight, and stop tamper
ing with the livelihoods of hundreds'
of thousands of North Carolinians. *
If Mr. Califano is so concerned
about the health of the American
people, let him look at the lives and
families and productivity that have
been destroyed by alcohol."
Senator Helms concluded by
challenging Americans to stand up
for the fundamental principles of
our country. "How willing are we,
when it comes tg taking tha heat,,
and making the sacrifice, when the'
time comes for us to stand up for
principles that deserve to survive?"
Joining the Chowan area sup
porters in honoring Senator Helms
were New York Yankees pitcher
Jim "Catfish" Hunter, as well as
many community business and
RECOGNIZED LOCALLY - Reci
pient^ recognized at the Jaycee
DSA Awards Banquet Friday night
include (1. to r.) Paul Smith Jr.,
Outstanding Young Farmer;
Parker Newbern, winner of the
Distinguished Service Award;
Brenda Terranova, Outstanding
Young Educator; and Wayne
Winslow, Outstanding Young
Firefighter. (Staff photo by Kathy
Jaycees honor four
with award recognition
By KAJHY M. NEWBERN
Four outstanding young people in
Perquimans County were
recognized for their contributions to
the community when the Per
quimans County Jaycees sponsored
their Annual DSA Awards Banquet
Friday night at Angler's Cove. Over
100 people .attended to honor the
The most prestigious award
presented"' thfe Jaycees, the
Distinguished Service Award, went
to Parker Newbern. Newbern, a
charter member of the local Jaycee
chapter, has held various offices in
that organization and serves as a
lieutenant in the Hertford Volunteer
Fire Department and serves as a
member of the Perquimans County
Rescue Squad. He has other various
awards, honors and memberships
to his credit.
Receiving the Outstanding Young
Educator Award was Mrs. Brenda
Terranova, teacher in the Per
quimans County Schools' gifted
Recognized as the county's
Outstanding Young Farmer was
Paul Smith Jr., last year's winner
of the DSA.
Wayne Winslow, Chief of the Win
fall Volunteer Fire Department,
was recipient of the Outstanding
Young Firefighter Award.
Nominees for each of the award
areas were recognized for the honor
receiving a certificate of apprecia
tion from the Jaycees for their con
tributions to the community.
Also recognized with certificates
were the Town of Hertford and the
Perquimans County Chamber of
Commerce for their support and
assistance to the local Jaycee
Guest speaker for the banquet
was John A. Fahey, Associate Pro
fessor in the Foreign Languages
Department of Old Dominion
University. Fahey discussed
misconceptions about the Soviet
Union based on his personal ex
periences while serving there for
the American military. He pointed
out weaknesses in the Russian
society including a fear of war, lack
of discipline, and attitudes of
Having been recognized on the
local level, the four award winners
will now be entered in competition
sponsored by the North Carolina
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
? Bundled up students from Per
quimans High School face the road
ahead as they start out on a six-mile
hike to benefit Cerebral Palsey.
WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT - A cold
but sunny day faced the walkers
Saturday. All 17 starting the jaunt
finished it with no problems except
for a few blisters. (Staff photos by
Kathy M. Newbern)
Students raise $1,000 for Cerebral Palsey
Over $1,000 will be donated to the
United Cerebral Palsey Foundation
as the result of a Walk-A-Thon spon
sored Saturday by the Health
Careers Club of Perquimans High
Seventeen high school students,
representing various clubs, faced
the biting wind Saturday to walk the
six-mile route enabling them to col
lect the pledges per mile made by
local businesses and citizens. All 17
completed the hike.
Leading in pledges are Sara
Nixon, Tonie Divers and Diane Har
ris with the leader having over $250
Assisting the walkers by pro
viding refreshments at check points
Death rate is down
Fewer persons died on North
Carolina highways during 1977 than
in any year since 1M3, according to
"rime Control and Public Safety
Secretary J. Phil Carlton. And the
significant reduction in deaths took
place during the last five months of
the year when the State Highway
Patrol began its strict enforcement
)f the 55 mph speed limit.
The final highway death toll for
1977 totaled 1,422 persons, some 107
'ewer lives lost compared to last
rear's 1,529 figure. At the end of
fuly, traffic deaths totaled 837, five
?ore Ana at the end of July 197*, so
he greatest reduction took place
after the Highway Patrol began its
stepped up enforcement of the 55
mph speed-limit on August 15, 1177.
Each month after August reflected
a decrease in the number of traffic
fatalities, except for September.
"The reduction of speed on the
highways was definitely a con
tributing factor to reduced
fatalities," Carlton said.
While deaths wort down in the
state when comparing 1177 to ltTS,
Perquimans County tall exception
to that ruk with four fatalities
reported in 1977 compared to oae
fatality occurring hi lMt.
were the Hertford Business and
Professional Women's (BPW) Club
and the Perquimans County Jaycet
tes. Riding along with the walkers
were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roun
tree Sr., volunteers in a Per
quimans Rescue Squad ambulance.
Also providing assistance were Ms.
Elaine Pritchard, Health Club ad
visor; and John Lavexzo, art
teacher at the high school.
Two prises for the walkers col
lecting the most money in pledges
were provided by the CPO Club of
the U.S. Coast Guard base in
Elisabeth City ($50 savings bond)
and the Enlisted Wives Club ($25
savings bond) there.
First to complete the walk were
Benita Hollowell and Mark Lane.
Upon returning to the high school,
the walkers enjoyed a rest and a hot
The 17 students completing the
walk, and who will now be collect
ing the pledge amounts, are: Cindy
Sawyer, Lisa Ripperger, Sheila
Rountree, Debra Rountree, Leah
Harris, Diane Harris, Sara Nixon,
Tonie Divers, Jackie Sawyer, Mark
Lane, Benita Hollowell, Linda
Jones, Darlene Ivey, Donna
Phillips, Karen Butt, Michelle
Shields, and Janet Barber.
Additional copies of last week's
edition (Jan. 19) of The Perquimans
Weekly are now available at the
newspaper's office on the Court
house Square in Hertford. Single
copy price Is 20 cents.
Several calls for papers made the
additional printing necessary.
Those who are interested in obtain
ing copies should come by the office
to pick them up, Mon.-Thurs. from I
a.m. to 5p.m.
Apologies are extended in the
delay of meeting the demand for