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Volume 28-No. 6
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, February 10, 1972
10 Centi Per Copy
Tried Feb.
; R W. Miller, 23, of Rt. 2,
Hertford, who is charged with
beating an 18-month old baby
boy Douglas Capehart, January
11, will stand - trial in
Perquimans County, Wed
nesday February 23rd.
The child suffered a broken
Boy Scout's
The anniversary of the
founding of the Boy Scouts of
America fell on February 8, and
this February the Scouting
organization was 62 years,
young. The nation has good
reason to cherish its Boy Scouts
as never before. As they pursue
their anniversary observation,
adults will be reminded that
such things as self-reliance and
. good citizenship remain very
much in vogue where it counts
most-amidst a major segment
of the youth into whose hands
the reins of community
leadership and business will fall
a few years hence.
One of the most important
aspects of Scouting is an
appreciation of the outdoors
and of learning to live
with the most rudimen
tary tools of survival.
Under the patient guidance of
volunteer Scout leaders, young
boys from every walk of life
come to that amphitheater of
nature where all are equal-the
Boy Scout camp. They return a
little wiser, a little more humble
and with a little more un
derstanding of the great land in
which they are privileged to
live. The entire nation benefits
from the Scouting experience,
thus the entire nation should
extend best wishes to the Scouts
on their 62nd birthday.
Honor Roll
;- - Pam ..McDonald's name.
should have appeared in a story
, last week which listed the
Perquimans County High
School's honor roll.
Due to an error Pam's name
was not turned in to the
Perquimans Weekly with the
other names.)
Pam was on the A-B Honor
Roll for the nth grade at
Perquiman's Hi.
Perquimans Baseball
Sch edule Firs t Gam e
The 1972 baseball season
opens on Tuesday, March 14th
with Perquimans County High
School's team playing Nor
thwest there at 3:30 p.m. When
baseball season opens it is a
sign of spring.
Schedule for the rest of the
872 People Get
Food Assistance
There was 872 low-income
Perquimans County people on
the U.S.. Department of
Agriculture's Food Distribution
program in November as
compared to 828 the previous
month, Russell H. James,
Southeast regional ad
ministrator of USDA's Food and
Nutrition Service, reports.
'"' Taking North Carolina as a
. whole, James noted, the
number wr the food stamp
program was up whijejthe food
distribution ' total was off
slightly to give an overall in
crease of 5,575. In November
290,567 needy people in the state
were given aid-up from Oc
tober's 284,992.
The food stamp program,
operating in 52 North Carolina
counties, had an increase of
6,499 in the number receiving
stamps. In November 175,077
people were issued over $4.3
: million in food coupons. Of this
amount, more than $2.8 million
was in free or bonus stamps.
, In the food distribution
- program, operating in the
remaining North Carolina
- counties, 115,490 needy persons
' were given over 3.7 million
pounds of USDA-donated food.
V This was 924 less than the
number on the program in
Man To Be
collar bone and shoulder bone
fractures. Both wrists were
broken. There were also burns
and bruises on the child's body.
Miller was charged with child
abuse and jailed by Sheriff
Julian Broughton.
It was reported the beating
occured at a home on Rt. 3,
Hertford, supposedly a
residence of the child's mother,
Valerie Capehart, 23. Mrs.
Capehart was not at home at the
time the child was beaten.
The child has been placed in
custody of a foster family
pending outcome of an in
vestigation and court hearing.
Some Farmers May
Be Subject To
Highway Use Tax
Greensboro The increasing
use of large trucks may subject
more farmers to the highway
use tax, the Internal Revenue
Service said today.
The tax is imposed on certain
trucks, truck-tractors, and
busses that use the public high
ways. The amount of tax
depends on a combination of the
number of axles and weight of
the vehicle.
The IRS said that, although
many farmers may not have
used vehicles that made them
liable for the tax when it was
first initiated under the High
way Revenue Act of 1956, they
may be subject to it today. This,
the IRS said, is caused by the
increasing use of the larger,
taxable vehicles by those
engaged in the agricultural
industry. Reports being
received from IRS district
offices indicate that the use of
these large, taxable vehicles be
farmers is becoming com
Generally the tax applies to
single unit trucks weighing
13,000. pounds or more , and
truck-tractors weighing 5,500
pounds or more.
Farmers who have questions
regarding this tax are urged to
write or visit their local IRS
office and request a copy of IRS
Publication 349, Federal Use
Tax on Trucks, Truck-Tractors
and Buses. This publication
furnishes detailed information
on the Highway Use Tax.
baseball season follows:
Mar. 14, Northwest, 3:30,
Mar. 17, Mufreesboro, 3:30,
Mar. 21, Scotland Neck, 3:30.
Mar. 24, Williamston, 3:30,
Mar. 28, Edenton, 3 : 30, Away.
Mar. 31, Northampton, 3:30,
Mar. 30, Weldon, 3:30, Away,
April 7, Gates, 3:30, Home.
April 11, Plymouth, 3:30,
April 14, Williamston. 3:30,
April 18, Murfreesboro, 3:30,
April 21, Scotland Neck, 3:30,
April 25. Edenton, 3:30,
April 28, Gates, 7:30, Away.
April 9, Plymouth, 3:30,
May 2, Northampton, 3:30.
May 5, Weldon, 3:30. Home.
May 12, Northwest. 3:30,
Sub-District Meeting
The Chowan-Perquimans
Sub-dixtrict U.M.Y.F. met
Sunday, February '6, at the
Cedar Grove United Methodist
The meeting was called to
order by the President Gail
Eure. Everyone stood for the
repeating of the U.M.Y.F.
In the business session the
bake sale to be held in March
was discussed.
The program consisted of
Discussion groups. '
The meeting was dismissed
by the U.M.Y.F. Benediction. A
light snack supper followed, f
National Electric Week Feb. 6
In 1880, Wabash, Ind., became
the first city in the world lighted
by electricity when four arc
lights, powered by an $1,800
dynamo, were Installed at the
court house.
First electric service in a
North Carolina city was in
Raleigh five years later, in 1885,
for street lighting.
Today approximately 74
million customers are served
throughout the U.S. by the
electric utility industry in
cluding about three million in
North and South Carolina.
Because of the role electricity
has played in the growth of the
country, and the Carolinas,
National Electric Week is ob
served each year at the time of
Thomas Alva Edison's bir
thday, Feb. 11. Slogan for this
year's observance, Feb. 6-12, is
"Electricity is for people."
Gov. Robert Scott has called
for North Carolinians to par
ticipate in the observance,
coordinated in this area by the
Carolinas Electrical Industry
Committee. Speaker of the N.C.
House of Representatives Phil
Godwin issued a resolution in
behalf of the governor
proclaiming the special week.
Committee co-chairman are
Bob Hunt, Electric Supply Co.,
High Point, and Larry Woodall,
Modern Electric Co., Durham.
Committee secretary is W.L.
Bost, J.C. Association of
Electrical Contractors.
Other members of the
Winfall Extension
Club Meet
The Winfall Extension
HOMEMAKERS Club met at
the home of Mrs. Irene Riddick.
The meeting opened with the
siging "My Hope Is Built".
The secretary read me
Devotion "You Can Rely on The
Spirit" (Isiah 40: 13-15 verses).
The December minutes were
read and accepted and the roll
Icall which showed eight mem-
No Deaths In
Perquimans From
Firearms In 1970
A total of 1,024 people were
killed in North Carolina by
fiearms in 1970, according to a
study released recently by Dr.
Abdullah Fatteh, associate
chief medical examiner.
Homicides, suicides and
accidents inflicted with guns
rank high among such killers as
heart disease, cancer and
automobile accidents.
The gun accounted for 484
homicides, 406 suicides and 90
accidents in North Carolina in
1970. The study showed more
murders were Committed by
guns than by any other means
and that the most popular
method of committing suicide
was by shooting.
Over half the victims of
firearms death were below the
age of 40, with an additional 198
killed between ages 41 and 50.
The highest number of ac
cidental gun deaths ranged in
age from 11 to 20, and the
highest number of murders was
in the 21 to 30 age group.
Five counties led the state in
firearm deaths. They were (in
descending order) Mecklen
burg. Forsyth, Guilford. Wake
and Durham. Mecklenburg also
led in homicides with 79,
Guilford had 34, Forsyth 25.
Durham 19 and Wake and
Wilson 14 each. Clay,
Perquimans and Tyrrell
Counties reported no deaths by
firearms during 1970. The rate
of firearms deaths amounted to
about 20.2 deaths per 100.000
population. , ,
The majority of firearm
murder victims . were black
(303). while the largest number
of suicides was among the white
race (373). ; Males out numbered
females in both
categoriesThe largest number
of murders happened during'
weekends in August. January
and July appeared to be the
favorite months for suicide.
Over three-fourth, of the
accidental firearm victims
were white males. Most of the
deaths occurred during the
weekend during the winter
months' October through
TWuary. In nearly all cases
the fatal shot was fired by a
person other than the victim,
committee include Charlie
Ellison, Commercial Electric
Co., Greensboro, president of
the Carolinas Chapter of the
National Electrical Contractors
Association (NECA); Ray
Stallings. Carolina Power &
Light Co.; P.D. Huff. Duke
Power Co.; and John Lan
caster. Electricities.
Also Charles Jarvis. Virginia
Electric and Power Co.; J.C.
Brown Jr., Tarheel Electric
Membership Assn.; and George
Rettie find Calvin Whitley,
NECA Carolinas Chapter.
"National Electric Week is a
reminder to those of us in the
industry and the people we
serve that electricity has
become a vital part of our
lives," co-chairman Hunt said.
"The majority of American
homes today have at least 11
different electrical appliances,
most of them now considered
necessary for daily living,"
Hunt noted.
"And continued expansion of
electrical service is needed to
assure increasing job op
portunities and improved
employment, as well as a
fundamental requirement
toward solving our en
vironmental problems," he
NECA President Ellison, and
other officials of his
organization, are taking the
electrical week observance as
an occasion to announce con
tinuation of NECA-sponsored
bers present.
The secretary Mrs. E. Lamb
read the Executive Board
minutes of January 1972 and the
Council meeting of Oct. 1971.
A report of the Work Com
mittees was filled out.
Demonstration was given by
the Rev. T. Edwin Williams of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Williams showed
slides on the Rstoration of the
old Newbold-White house on the
Harvey Point road. The county
wants to purchase the house
which is historic to make a
Next month is Restoration
month, in this every person in
the county can play his part in
the purchasing of this historic
The demonstration was en
joyed by the members and they
were glad to know that they
could play a part in this project.
Next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. Martha
The meeting closed with
prayer by the Rev. Williams.
Mrs. Mattie Modlin-President
Mrs. Emily Lamb-Secretary
Mrs. M.B. Taylor-Extension
Mental Health
Nurses Meet
February - 23
Psychiatric and mental
health nurses from Eastern
North Carolina will meet here
on February 23 for an
educational and planning
session sponsored by the
Psychiatric-Mental ' Health
Conference Group of the North
Carolina State Nurses'
The meeting will begin at 9:30
A.M. at the Staff House, Cherry
Hospital. Speaker will be Dr.
Donald Davis, Cherry Hospital
Psychiatrist, discussing
"Reappraisal of the
Classification of Mental
A major purpose of the
meeting will be planning for
programs and educational
activities for the year. The
NCSNA Conference Group is
carrying out its activities
through regional groups, and
the meeting on February 23 is
the first for the state.
. Mrs. Daisy Best of Goldsboro.
Vice Chairman of the statewide
Conference Group, will preside.
Also participating will be
Patricia Garton. psychiatric
nursing instructor at East
Carolina University School of
The meeting is open to all
nurses engaged in or interested
In psychiatric and mental
health nursing.
educational programs of benefit
to Carolinas students.
Ellison reiterated NECA
support of the creation of the
"World of Construction" junior
high school education pilot
course, now taught in four
schools in North Carolina, and
assistance in development of a
course in the fundamentals of
commercial and industrial
The lighting course is now
part of the regular curriculum
at the N.C. State University
school of design, and has been
made available to the general
Applications Now
The Raleigh Area Office.
United States Civil Service
Commission, announces that
interest cards and applications
are now being accepted for
Worker-Trainee, Maintenance
and Service Worker and Helper
positions. Salaries for these
positions are from $1.96 2.64
per hour depending upon the job
and geographic location.
The Raleigh Area Office
processes applications for all
Federal agencies in the State of
North Carolina.
For further information and
or application forms contact the
Federal Job Information
Center, Federal Office
Building, 310 New Bern Avenue,
P. O. Box 25069, Raleigh, North
Carolina 27611. In the Raleigh
local dial zone call 755-4361.
Else where in North Carolina,
dial toll free 800-662-7720. Refer
to following Announcement
Worker-Trainee - AR-2-1
Maintenance and Service
Worker - AR-2-2
Rites For Mrs, Dail
Funeral services for Mrs.
Fannie Hensley Dail, 73, who
died last Tuesday in the
Albemarle Hospital, were held
Thursday at 1:30 in the Chapel
of the Swindell Funeral Home
by the Rev. Charles Ledford,
pastor of the Macedonia Baptist
"Nearer My God To Thee"
and "Beyond The Sunset" were
sung by the choir of the Great
Hope Baptist Church. They
were accompanied by Mrs.
Charles Johnson, organist.
The casket pall was made of
white chrysanthemums, red
carnations, fern and 'baby's
Pallbearers were Keith
Haskett, Edison Harris, Samuel
Mansfield, Eugene Boyce,
Bennie Monds and Wayne Dail.
Burial was in the Family
Cemetery in Chowan County.
Funeral Services
Held For
Mrs. Matthews
Funeral services for Mrs.
Gertrude Perry Matthews, 81,
who died Tuesday morning,
Feb. 1, in the Martin General
Hospital in Williamston, were
held Wednesday at 2:00 in the
Chapel of the Swindell Funeral
Home by the Rev. John Led
ford, pastor of Woodland United
Methodist Church and the Rev.
W.M. Ellis, pastor of the First
United Methodist Church in
"The Old Rugged Cross" was
played during the service by
Mrs. Chester Winslow, organist.
The casket pall was made of
red roses, white chrysan
themums, white carnations,
baby's breath and fern.
Pallbearers were Ralph
Harrell, Vernon Harrell, Odell
Cart wright. Floyd Matthews,
Claude Williams and Clarence
Burial was in Cedarwood
Appeal For Jones
George White, chairman of
the American Red Cross in
Perquimans County, urges
anyone having any furniture
that they can donate to please
call him at 426-7891 in Hertford.
Mr. White is appealing for the
furniture curtains, ruga or
anything you have that you can
donate to give to ' Mc
Klnley "Tenny" Jones, who lost
his furniture In a fire at his
home Saturday night at 327
Market Street in Hertford.
Thru 12th
public at a series of scheduled
sessions in North Carolina.
"This interest in education,
and in our young people, is
additional evidence that
members of the electric in
dustry are interested in . the
future of this area, and this
country." Ellison said.
He pointed out that electrical
apprentices greatly outnumber
all other trade apprentices in
North Carolina, and the in
dustry works with high schools
and state agencies in placement
and training of these ap
prentices. Being Accepted
Helper - AR-2-3
Manager. Raleigh Area Office
U.S. Civil Service Commission
Federal Office Building
P.O. Box 25069
Raleigh. North Carolina 27611
ISow You Can Do Something About It
Now you can do something
about it.
This is the word from James
H. Stamey, Director of the
Registration Division of the
North Carolina Department of
Motor Vehicles. He is referring
to his division's responsibility
for administering the State's
liability insurance laws as they
apply to motor vehicles. These
laws require that continuous
financial responsibility be
maintained for each motor
vehicle registered in North
His division has the unpopular
duty of enforcing this law. Last
year 125,000 Tar Heel motorists
were informed that, based on
information from insurance
companies, they had failed to
maintain continuous liability
coverage on their vehicles and,
as a consequence, they must
immediately satisfy the
Department that coverage has
been continuous or surrender
the license plates on the
specified vehicle for a period of
60 days.
There was no recourse.
Things are different now,
according to Stamey.
Legislation passed by the 1971
General Assembly has enabled
the Department to establish five
insurance hearing offices
across the state at which
vehicle owners may appeal the
charge that they have allowed
liability insurance to lapse on
their vehicles. The offices are
located at Department of Motor
Vehicles facilities in Charlotte,
Kinston, Marion, Raleigh, and
Persons receiving notice of
license plate revocation may
ask for a hearing by contacting
the nearest regional office or
writing or phoning the
Department of Motor Vehicles,
Raleigh, (829-4944). The request
must be made within 10 days of
Chappell Participates
In Readiness
U.S. Air Force First
Lieutenant Charles W. Chap
pell, son of Mr.and Mrs. Charlie
G. Chappell, Star Route,
Winfall, N.C, participated in a
recent U.S. Readiness Com
mand (REDCOM) joint service
training exercise at Ft. Stewart,
The exercise-involving more
than 7,000 Air Force, Army, Air
National Guard and Air Force
Reserve personnel-tested the
mobility and flexibility of the
newly created REDCOM which
replaced the- U.S. Strike
Command Jan. 1.
Action at Ft. Stewart included
paradrop operations, assault
landings, close air support and
an Army assault on a mythical
aggressor force in control of a
simulated allied forward
operating base.
Lieutenant Chappell is a C-130
Hercules pilot with the Tactical
Air Command's 4500th Air Base
Wing at Langley AFB, Va.
The lieutenant, a 1964
graduate of Perquimans Co.
High School, Hertford, N.C,
received a B.S. degree from
North Carolina State University
and was commissioned there
through tin Reserve Officers
Training Corps program.
His wife, Deborah, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
S. Hall of 509 Aberdeen Road,
Hampton, Va.
Agreement WMi Eton College
Chowan College has entered
into an agreement- that will
permit graduates of the two
year institution to enroll at Elon
College as juniors with a direct
transfer of full credit for
academic work completed at
the junior level.
The announcement has been
made in a joint statement by
Dr. B. Franklin Lowe, Jr.; dean
of the college at Chowan, and
Dr. Theo Strum, dean of in
struction at Elon.
Chowan College, located in
northeastern North Carolina at
Murfreesboro, was founded in
1848 as a result of the interest
and influence of the Baptists of
northeastern North Carolina
and southeastern Virginia.
The College, with a 241-acre
campus, is the second largest
two-year college related to the
Southern Baptist Convention
and the second oldest of North
Carolina's seven Baptist
the receipt of the revocation
In order to be entitled to relief
from a 60-day revocation, the
vehicle owner must prove to the
hearing officer that either there
has been no lapse in coverage or
that any lapse which occurred
was not the fault of the motorist.
If the motorist is entitled to
relief, the hearing officer is
authorized to grant such relief.
Otherwise, the normal
revocation procedure shall be
continued by the Department.
Stamey adds that the
hearings will be conducted on
an informal basis and, in each
instance, the decision of the
hearing officer will be final.
Mrs. Mary Harrell
Dies In Portsmouth
Mrs. Mary Gertrude Byrum
Harrell, 85, died Monday at 5:10
P.M. in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Sadie Carley,
5100 Deep Creek "Blvd. in
Portsmouth. She had been ill for
approximately two months.
A native of of Perquimans
County, she had lived on Route
1, Hertford prior to moving to
Portsmouth eight years ago.
She was the widow of Willie
McGuire Harrell and daughter
o.' the late Edward Trotman and
Mrs. Lula Sutton Byrum. She
was a member of Bethlehem
Church of Christ.
Besides Mrs. Carley, she is
survived by three other
daughters, Mrs. Carlton Cannon
of Hertford, Mrs. Garland
Stanton of Portsmouth and Mrs.
Luther Barrington of
Grimesland; a son, T.T. Harrell
of Route 1, Hertford; 16 grand
children and 34 great grand
children. Funeral services were held
Wednesday at 3 : 00 in the Chapel
of the Swindell Funeral Home
by the Rev. Melvin Styons,
pastor of Bethlehem Church of
Burial followed in Cedarwood
Error In Phone
In advertisements for two
business firms in Perquimans
County the phone numbers
appeared in error.
Dozier's Florist in Hertford,
added an additional phone to
their business to better serve
their customers. In adding the
second phone it changed the
number of Dozier's Florist to
426-5721. We are happy to
correct their phone number and
urge you to make the change in
your directory.
In Lanes Woodwork Shop's
church ad in this paper you will
note their phone number has
been changed. The change in
their number came about when
the Woodville exchange opened.
Please note their, new phone
number 264-2633, and make a
change in your directory. .
Honored On
50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Manning were honored on their
50th wedding anniversary
recently at a reception given by
her family at the First Christian
Church In Edenton, N.C.
Approximately 100 guests
called between the hours of two
and five o'clock.
colleges. Its enrollment has
mushroomed from under 300
when Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker
became president in 1957 tol533
in 1971. At the same time, a
building has been completed
approximately each year to'
transform the campus into one
of the nation's most modern and
progressive private junior
The college is presently
engaged in a development
campaign to raise $1 million
toward construction of a new
$1.5 million science-engineering
facility . The "Mission Possible"
program has passed the 65 per
cent mark.
Academically, Chowan has
established a name for itself for
quality and the variety of the
courses of study it offers. The
fine arts program has in
creasingly received recognition
for its well-rounded program of
music, art, drama and modern
dance. The Chowan College Art
Gallery, now in its second year
of operation, has brought the
works of the state's and nation's
leading artists to the campus.
The college is also known for
its School of Graphic Arts which
prepares youth for careers with
newspapers and in the printing
industry. The School of Graphic
Arts features black and white
and color presses and other
modern equipment.
Due to the wide range of
athletic opportunities offered in
intramural and intercollegiate
competition, Chowan has
earned the reputation of "the
allrsports college." Chowan's
football teams have received
attention for their all
conference and ail-American
players, rugged defense and
winning ways. The golf team
has won the conference
championship five straight
years and competed in the
national championship four of
those years.
As a church-related in
stitution, Chowan has continued
its spiritual emphasis while
showing creativity in its choice
of speakers, programs, and
methods for communicating
religious values.
Elon College was chartered
on March 11, 1889, "to afford
instruction in the liberal arts
and sciences." Its establish
ment was the result of deter
mination on the part of the
Christian Church, now the
United Church of Christ, to have
a school which would prepare
young people for leadership in
the churches.
Elon, located just west of
Burlington, now boasts an
enrollment of over 1800 and a
modern physical plant valued at
over $9 million. The College is
headed by Dr. J.E. Danieley,
now in his fifteenth year as
Prior to the new direct
transfer arrangement, Chowan
graduates were given credit
only for those courses taken at
Chowan that were also offered
at Elon. Also grades of "C" or
better on courses at Chowan
were computed at Elon as a
straight "C" average. Now all
grades are transferred at their
face value and no hours are lost
on courses not in the Elon
"We are most pleased that we
can now accept Chowan College
graduates as direct transfer
students and offer full credit for
their academic work at
Chowan," said Dr. Strum in the
announcement. "We look for
ward to a good working
relationship between Chowan
and Elon."
Chowan's dean said the
agreement is recognition of the
college's role of providing
quality education for its
students. "The quality of in
struction at Chowan College is
reflected in the fact that our
graduates transfer easily to a
wide variety of institutions
throughout the nation. Indeed,
our graduates are actively
sought by senior institutions,"
Dr. Lowe noted. "The direct
transfer agreement with Elon
College is indicative of the high
regard in which Chowan College
is held by senior colleges,"
added Dr. Lowe.
WCC Honor Roll -
John R. Eason of Route 1,
Hertford, was listed on the
Wayne Community College Fall'
Quarter Honor Roll.
Eason is a student in Forest
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