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?THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 34, No. 31 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, August 3, 1978 15 CENTS
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MEETING THE CANDIDATE -
Hertford Mayor Bill Cox is shown
meeting Democratic candidate for
the U.S. Senate, John Ingram, at a
reception held Friday in Elizabeth
City. Also shown is Perquimans
County Commissioner Joe Nowell.
CHATTING WITH LOCAL CHAIR
MAN ? John Ingram is shown chat
ting with Archie T. Lane Sr., Chair
man of the Perquimans County
Democratic Party, during the recep
tion. Other local residents attending
the reception to meet the candidate
were Mrs. lane, Julian Broughton,
Wayne Ashley, Ray Ward, Tommy
Riddick, and WeUy White. (Staff
photos by Kathy M. Newbern)
Senatorial candidate discusses issues
By KATHY M. NEWBERN
Support of such things as election
law reform, insurance im
provements, balanced budget, and
the right to work law familiar to
North Carolinians were just some
topics discussed by Democratic
Senatorial candidate John Ingram
when he was entertained at a recep
tion for Albemarle residents last
9 Held at the Holiday Inn in
* Elizabeth ' City and hosted by
members of the Pasquotank County
Democratic Party, tne reception in
eluded campaigning and a brief
Ingram, who will face incumbent
Republican Senator Jesse Helms in
the fall, told those present, "I am the
peoples' candidate in this race. I am
the peoples' candidate that has
saved the people of this state
In press conference remarks, In
gram quickly turned his attentions
to the race itself saying, "People are
concerned over the spending of
Vinton* of -dollars to bay- this of
fice." He repeatedly called Sen.
Helms "my four million dollar
Republican opponent" referring to
the amount of campaign money
Helms is alledgedly spending.
Ingram then referred to actions
he's taken since serving as the
State's Commissioner of Insurance.
He said, "I've been able to hold
down the price of insurance in this
state." He then explained that
price-fixing anti-trust laws do not
apply to insurance companies and
offered support of such a measure.
Ingram also accused his opponent of
not attacking thif and similar infla
, saying, "H*'?
done iothing." Ingram said, "My
four million dollar Republican oppo
nent will not introduce that kind of
legislation. He's tied and connected
to the insurance company's special
In the area of a balanced budget,
Ingram said, "I believe in a
balanced budget. As Insurance Com
missioner, I have always lived
within a balanced budget. He then
explained that during his five years
in office, he's reverted $5 million
back to the state from his office.
Ingram called for zero base
budgeting as good policy and said he
didn't foresee where stkh action
would cause "mass firing and mass
unemployment." Instead, he sug
gested limited hiring of new person
When questioned on the possibility
of debating Sen. Helms, Ingram
said, "We'll debate anyone,
anytime, anywhere." He also said
that Sen. Helms failed to show up at
one joint meeting the two candidates
had planned for July 4 in Aberdeen,
N.C. He commented, "He was afraid
to show up."
In the area of tobacco, Ingram
, commented, "The Republican
: leadership has fought our tobacco
loan program ever since it was in
stituted under Franklin D.
Roosevelt. Then, all of a sudden, in
an election year, the four million
dollar candidate comesaround try
ing to wishy wash around. What's
also very important is his effort to
relieve the embargo against
Rhodesia which would hurt tobacco
farmers in North Carolina."
In closing remarks, the
Democratic candidate confirmed
the rumor that President Jimmy
Carter would be visiting the Tar
Heel State in support of Ingram's
campaign. He said, "He (Carter)
will come maybe more than once."
REBUILDING UNDERWAY -
Farmers Feed L Seed Company will
soon be returning to its Grubb Street
location with the completion of a
rebuilding phase. The local business
was destroyed in the Jan. 10 fire
originating at Winslow Oil Company
and has since Men operating tem
porarily in Winfall. (Staff photo by
Local business rebuilds
Some construction activity is
underway as the result of rebuilding
of Farmers Feed & Seed Company
at its former Grubb Street location.
The local business was destroyed in
- the Jan. 10 fire originating at
Winslow CM1 Company.
Since the fire, the business has
been operating t of J4N Supply Com
pany in WinfaB.
Owners Lloyd Lane and J. Moody
Matthews Jr. explained that while
the building Will be completed this
week, no date for the start of
business at the former site has been
determined. With the building com
pleted, wo* on such things as wir
ing, heating, office space and a show
room remain to be done.
The partners explained that
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APPOINTED ? Governor James B.
Hunt Jr. has announced the appoint
ment of Dr. Marion D. Thorpe,
Chancellor for Elizabeth City State
University, to the North Carolina'
Education Council. The council was
recently organized to "advise the
Governor on W matters pertaining
to education from the kindergarten
level of the public schools through
the graduate level of the University
of North Ca-'1 ? -7f
rebuilding at the same site was by
choice due to its location.
While the business was partially
covered by insurance, it was not suf
ficient to cover the rebufldi' 4 costs,
an action which is being undertaken
by the owners.
Survey shows student
The results of a recent survey
show that a large number of first
and second graders in the state meet
the minimum standards of the North
Carolina Immunizaation Law. The
survey was conducted by the
Department of Human Resources'
Division of Health Services in
cooperation with the Department of
Of the jrtljdents surveyed 96.7 per
cent met the minimum standards set
by the state concerning immuniza
tion. Thirty school units participated
in the survey. Elementary schools
with kindergarten and first grade
classes were randomly selected to
be surveyed. In total there were 21 2
classes selected with a total enroll
ment of 5,418. It was found that 96.7
percent of these children had health
records on file at the school and
records were complete, that is the
children met the minimum stan
dards set by the state.
Seventy-eight percent of the
children had Four or more DTP shots
and 71.9 percent had four or more
polio doses. Only 0.5 percent of the
records surveyed had no immuniza
tion history data on file.
Update given on school
Some brief ]
as student Or
first full day
day. Aug. 28.
art for the 1978-79
_iiy, Aug. 16.
day with the
' being Monr
entering either kindergarten or first
grade in the coming year, that
registration prior to the opening of
school is encouraged. Parents may
register students at Perquimans
Central and Hertford Grammar
schools daily during regular hours.
Students interested in par
ticipating in the band program to be
offered in the coming year are also
being encouraged to contact Per
quimans Union or Perquimans High
school so an estimate of enrolled
students may be determined. The
program is tentatively set up so that
participating students will pay bet
ween $12-15 monthly for rental of in
Perquimans County school ad
ministrators will be participating in
an area press conference on
Thursday at which time the local
results of annual testing will be
released. A report of the Per
quimans County test scores will ap
pear in next week's edition.
Governor James B. Hunt Jr.
recently announced the appointment
of Ms. Francine Sawyer of New
Bern, N.C., to his Crime Prevention
and Public Information Committee.
The group is part of the Governor's
Ms. Sawyer is the crime and court
reporter for The Sun-Journal in New
Bern. She was formerly employed
with The Daily Advance of Elisabeth
City and served as news editor of
The Perquimans Weekly.
As a member of the Crime Preven
tion and Public Information Com
mittee, Ms. Sawyer will assist the
Division of Crime Control staff with
suggestions for implementing a
comprehensive statewide crime
prevention program. The committee
plans to meet Aug. 21 in the Old
House Chambers of the Capitol, in
J. Phil Carlton is Secretary of the
N.C. Department of Crime Control
and Pubuc Safety.
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