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Volume XXVII-No.49
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, December 16, 1971
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Openings For Two Penpiimans
Businesses Draw
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f Grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies held last
Thursday for Phillips Bros. Furniture Store and the Super
Dollar Store in their new spacious building in Harris
Shopping Center, drew a large crowd of area residents and
in addition many from the sorrounding counties.
Shown in the top photo is the Grand Opening at Phillips
Bros. Furniture Co. located on U.S. 17 Bypass. This
business had their ceremony at 8:30 a.m. last Thursday
morning. Hertford Mayor Bill Cox was on hand to do the
honors cutting the ribbon. Shown in the picture is Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Zack Phillip's (parents
of the Phillips Bros.) Mayor W.D (Bill) Cox with scissors
in hand cutting the ribbon, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Phillips.
Grand Opening prizes were given, Mrs. Charles Eley won
the first prize, a mattress and box springs, Mrs. W.F.
Alnsley won second prize, $50, in merchandise.
'," Super Dollar Store in Harris Shopping Center in their
new spacious building had their Grand Opening and ribbon
cutting ceremony at 9 o'clock following the Phillips Bros,
ceremony. . .
Presents Annual Christmas Music
On Sunday, December 19th
the combined choirs of the
Hertford Baptist Church will
present a program of Christmas
Music at the Morning Worship
Service (11:00 A.M.)
The 'Primary Choir will sing
"Jesus Was Born in
' Bethlehem" and the Junior
Choir will sing "What Child Is
Included in the Morning'
Musicale will be "Good
Christian Men," "Rise Up
RJL Stevenson News President
Of Chamber Of Commerce
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R.L. Stevenson, Executive
Vice President of People's Bank
k Trust Co., was installed as the
new president of the
Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce, at the Chamber's
- annual banquet and installation
; of new officers for 1972, held
Friday night at the Hertford
Grammar School.
Stevenson was unable to
, attend the banquet and the 1971
President T. Erie Haste, Jr.,
was on hand for the ceremony.
. Marlon Swindell was Installed
; as vice president and J. Emory
White was elected treasurer.
' The chamber's new director
are W.S. Winslow, George
Large Crowds
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Shepherds arid Foller," "O Holy
Night," "Gentle Mary," "As
Lately We Watched," "Go Tell
It On The Mountain" and
"Silent Night."
Soloists will be Mrs. Jimmy
Hunter, Mrs. Dan Datieker,
Miss Margo Perry and Carroll
"Instrumentalists are Mrs.
Charles Johnson and Mrs.
Chester Winslow.
'The Hertford Baptist Church
extends an invitation to all to
attend these services.
Baker, Mrs. Charles White and
Johnnie Gregory.
Phil Godwin, speaker of
North Carolina's house, was the
guest speaker, Godwin of Gates
County, told the 165 people
attending the banquet that he
expects to return soon to private
Sybil Jean Bateman, the
county's 1971 entrant in the Miss
North Carolina Teen-Age
America Pageant, provided the
evening's entertainment,
demonstrating her dancing
kills and she recited her
treatise on" What American
Means To Me." Miss Bateman
is also the cover girl for the new
county brochure. She is the
daughter of ... Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Bateman of Rt. S,
Hertford. ; .
During the banquet, Mrs. J.H.
Newbold, ; owner of North
Carolina's oldest home,
received a certificate from the
state's Department of Archives
and History. A.L. Honeycutt,
manager of historic sites for the
Department of Archives and
History, make the presentation.
The document certified that the
Newbold-White house has been
entered in the National Register
of Historic Places by the U.S.
Dept. of Interior. The National
Register : lists properties
significant to American history,
architecture, archeology and
culture. - -
Library To Close For
Christmas Holidays
Six memorial books given to
the Perquimans County Library
recently are: The International
Book of Sacred Songs in
memory of Durwood Barber;
House Plants in memory of
Jacob L. White; Audubon's
Animals in memory of Percy
Rogerson; Encyclopedia of Art
Vol. 19 in memory of Mrs.
Nancey Payne; Ghosts Along
the Mississippi (old Louisiana
Houses) in memory of L.C.
Winslow; and The Madonna
Story in Art and Flower
arrangement in memory of
Elizabeth Ann Lawrence.
Other new books in the library
are: The Winds of War, by
Herman Wauk; the Winter
Issue of Horizon; The Dept. of
Agriculture Yearbook, A Good
Life for More People;. Salt for
the Tiger, by Tuttle ; Dark is My
Destiny, by Hurst; A Civil
Contract, by Heyer; and two
biographies for young people,
Vincent Lombardi and Virgil
The library will close for the
Christmas holidays on Wed
nesday Dec. 22 through Dec. 26,
It will open on Monday 27. The
bookmobile will not go on it's
regular routes Dec. 23 nor the
week following Christmas.
Magazine On
Sale By PQIS
"Free and Easy," a literary
magazine published by the
Journalism Class of
Perquimans High School, will
be on sale over the holidays.
Edited by Jonetta Ward, the
magazine contains poems
short stories, and drawings by
the students of P.C.H.S.
Persons interested in pur
chasing a copy of "Free and
Easy," should contact Jonetta
Ward, 426-7135 or Charlie
Harrell, 426-5446.
Tax List Takers,
Crop Lister, And
County Assessor
The following Perquimans
County residents have been
appointed to serve as County
Tax List Takers, Crop Report
Listers and County Assessor for
Mrs. Estes 0. Copeland,
Belvidere Township; T. Julian
Long, Bethel Township; Oras
W. Winslow, Hertford Town
ship; Melvine Eure, New Hope
Township; Mrs. Floyd Long,
Parkville Township. Carson
Spivey, Sr., County Assessor.
Rotary Oub
The Hertford Rotary Club members
entertained their ladles at their annual
Ladies Night Christmas party last
Tuesday night at the Edenton Golf and
Country Club. .
A social hour preceeded the dinner
with dancing following. Shown in the
above picture are, from left, Talmadge
Rose, Joe Towe, Sr., Mrs. Charles Payne,
Carlton Davenport, Dr. and Mrs. Allan
Carmen Sutton Elected President
Of National Junior Association
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Eastern North Carolina teenagers won several top
honors Friday (Dec. 10) at the National Junior Hor
ticultural Association meeting in Miami Beach, Fla.
Carmen Sutton, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Sutton, Rt. 3, Hertford, was elected president of the
Douglas Lee, Rt. 4, Kinston, was named national
winner in the environmental beautification project and
regional winner in the experimental horticultural
. Melissa Brantley, Rt. 4, Jacksonville, was third place
winner in the horticultural use demonstration.
Mike Best, Rt. 2, Mebane, received state awards in
experimental horticulture, environmental beautification
and the production and marketing contest.
School Unit Gets
$50,345.00 ESAP Grant
North Carolina will receive
$7,412,437 under the federal
Emergency Schoff AsliisfArn
Program (ESAP).The money
is provided through the
Department of Health,
Education and Welfare to assist
school districts with their
desegregation programs.
Fifty-one North Carolina
school units will receive a total
of $6,976,907 and 12 non-public
school organizations will
receive $435,530.
Last year, 82 school units
received a total of $6,470,889.
The ESAP money, which goes
directly to the local school
system or organization, is used
for a variety of programs to
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Bonner and Erie Haste, Jr.
In lieu of special favors for the ladies,
the Rotarlans voted to give a gift in name
of the Rotarlans to Operation Santa Claus
sponsored by the : Albemarle Mental
Health Association. Their gift will be sent
to Caswell Training Center at Kinston,
Cherry Hospital at Goldsboro or Walter B.
Jones Rehabilitation Center at Green
ville. .
help smooth the desegregation
process. Some of the programs
-'iVve included tte employment
of special tutors, workshops on
human relations, employment
of specialists in community
public relations, and publishing
newsletters to inform the public
of desegregation matters.
School Units funded under
ESAP included Perquimans
County in the amount of
Ninety one School Unites
submit ESAP projects, and
fifty-one are being funded for
Emergency School Assistance
Projects for Fall, 1972.
The 51 School Unites being
funded totaled $6,976,907.86.
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Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce concerning
holiday hours.
The Chamber and license
bureau office will be closed on
Saturday. Dec. 25 and Saturday.
Jan. 1. but will be open the
Friday before and the Monday
following both holidays.
New license plates will go on
sale Monday. Jan. 3.
New office hours will go into
effect beginning at that time.
They are Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
iSaturdav from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
And for your shoDDina
convenience all of the stores in
Perquimans County will be
open on Dec. 27. the Mondav
after Christmas.
Rites Held For
Eluid Umphlett
Eluid Umphlett, 81, of Route
3, Hertford, died Friday at 12:30
p.m. in the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Delwin H. Eure.
A native of Perquimans County,
he was a son of the late Elisha
and Mrs. Margaret Bateman
Umphlett and the husband of
the late Elsie Trueblood Um
phlett. He was a member of the
Berea Church of Christ and a
retired carpenter and Con
tractor. Surviving besides Mrs. Eure
are one son, Milton J. Umphlett
of Littleton, N.C.; one daughter,
Mrs. B.V. Lindsey of Dayton
Ohio; ten grandchildren and 21
great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held
Sunday at 3:30 in the Chapel of
the Swindell Funeral Home by
the Rev. Keith Stiltner.
"The Old Rugged Cross" was
played by Mrs. Pauline Webb,
The casket pall was made of
red roses, white Chrysan
themums, and fern.
Pallbearers were Shelby
Bright, Leory Lamb, Garland
Eure, Albert Eure, Fenton
Eure, Jr., and Bobby Eure.
Burial was in the Perry
Trueblood Cemetery.
E. R. Stevenson
Dies At 69
Ernest Reynold Stevenson,
69, of Route 2, Hertford, died
Friday at 1:15 am in the
Chowan Hospital following a
long illness. A native of
Pasquotank County he was a
son of the late William Lumsden
and Mrs. Rhonda Meads
Stevenson and the husband of
Mrs. Bessie Smith Stevenson.
He was a retired farmer and
member of Bagley Swamp
Wesleyan Church where he was
a Sunday School teacher for
many years and a Former
member of the Official Board.
Surviving besides his wife are
two sons, Robert Louis
Stevenson and Preston
Stevenson both of Route 2,
Hertford; one daughter, Mrs.
Clella Harry of Route 2, Hert
ford; two brothers, William L.
Stevenson of Hickory, Va. and
Rev. Charles Stevenson of South
Mills; five sisters Mrs. Charlie
Cartwright of Rt. 2, Elizabeth
City, Mrs. Julian Bright of Rt. 1,
Elizabeth City, Mrs. Eural
Riggs of Chuckatuck, Va., Mrs.
Miles McDonald, Fentress, Va.
and Mrs. Ivie Cooper of
Elizabeth City, N.C.; 9 grand
children. Funeral Services were held
Sunday at 2:00 in the Bagley
Swamp Wesleyan Church by the
Rev. W.F. Page, Rev. J. Percy
Trueblood, and Rev. Coy
"Near The Cross" and "Face
To Face" were sung by Linda
Meads, Judy Overman and
Danny Meads. They were ac
companied by Dany Meads,
organist. The trio sang "Beyond
The Sunset" at the grave.
The casket pall was made of
white chrysanthemums, red
carnations, and fern.
Pallbearers were Charles
Smith, Adrian Smith, Jr.,
Charlie Raymond Cartwright,
Johnny W. Gregory, Bruce
Bright, Ivey Cooper, Jr., Clyde
Edward Stevenson, and Melvin
Burial was in the Bagley
Swamp Community Cemetery.
Balmy Weather Keeps
Beach Lovers On Stroll
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The Winter officially begins this month December 22nd.,
lovely critters continue to enjoy strolls on the shores of the
beautiful Perquimans River. This unidentified lady is
enjoying the late afternoon. The Swan that swim up and
down the river had according to this beach lover just gone
pass Sutton's Creek in the White Hat section.
Two 13-Year-Old
Perquimans Girls Still Missing
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Debra Lowe and Theresa
Lucas, 13-year-old Rt. 2, Hert
ford girls have been missing
since December 2nd, are still
The girls failed to return
home from Perquimans Union
School at Winfall where both
are students. After attending
school Dec. 2 a friend took them
to Edenton, believing that the
Packing Up Operation Santa Claus
A lot of people at Caswell
Training Center and Cherry
Hospital will have a merrier
Christmas this year due to the
heart warming response of
Perquimans County residents to
This was a project of a six
county area under the
Albemarle Mental Health Clinic
to insure that each of the ap
proximately 180 residents from
this geographical area would be
assured of a new gift Christmas.
Mrs. 'Keith Haskett, and Mrs.
Marion Swindell project
chairman from this county,
were enthusiastic in their praise
of the businesses, organizations
and citizens response to this
On Tuesday morning all of the
gifts from the six county area
were taken to the home of Mrs.
George Wood in Camden who
was the overall chairman where
they were wrapped and tagged.
They were then loaded in two
vans furnished by Landing
Supply Company and Robert
son's Laundry for trans
parents would pick them up
after the Christmas parade.
Theresa Virginia Lucas, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence A. Lucas, and Debra
Faye Lowe, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lowe.
Both families live on Rt. 2,
Anyone who has seen the girls
shown in the above photo's
should notify the sheriff's office.
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portation to Cherry Hospital in
'Goldsboro and The Caswell
Center in Kinston.
i The chairmen would like to
thank Mrs. Geraldine Lowe,
iMrs. Teeny Woodell, Mrs. Billie
Miller and Mrs. Helen Kyle for
their help in sorting, wrapping
and tagging the gifts.
Shown in the above pictureNs
Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Marion
Swindell and Mrs. Keith
Post Office To
Be Open Saturday
Postmaster W.W. White
announced today that the
Hertford Post Office will be
open from 8:30 until 5:00 o'clock . j
on Saturday, December 18-19th,
for the benefit of .all it's ,
patrons. , ' - y-,',
Postmaster White expressed
his appreciation to the patrons .
for making early mailing so as :
to reach it's destination in time
for Christmas. J

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