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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, March 30, 1972
Hollowell Awarded James M. Johnston
Distinguished Scholarship At UNOChapel Hill
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v. Robert Perry Hollowell, Jr. of
; Hertford has been awarded a
James M. Johnston Scholarship
fjMjW Undergraduate study at the
fCoiyeriity of North Carolina at
iit tfchaRel Hill.
: The announcement was made
v today by the University's
Committee on Scholarships.
; UNC's new Johnston Scholars
V will visit the campus here
March 26-28 as special guests of
1 the University.
, : Hollowell is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Perry Hollowell of
Route 1, Box 212.
I First in his class at
I Perquimans County High
School, Hollowell Is a member
of the Beta Club and has at
tended the Governor's School.
The James M. Johnston
.wards were established in
nliWv They are awarded to
Urges Passage Of
Clean Water Bond
1 May 6 is a primary election
i day and most of the people of
Perquimans County, like other
f : Norm Carolinians, will be going
jf ,to'! ' ' oils to vote for the men
iuld like to represent
t; thjwT party.
But a vote of even more
finality will be cast. It's the
Clean Water Bond Referendum
which, unlike some other issues,
: is one that everyone can vote for
- without question.
I It will mean, If approved,
1 issuance of $150 million in State
! bonds to assist local govern
ments in meeting the growing
demands of our citizens for
safe, clean water.
It will mean state support of
efforts in our county to build
and maintain water pollution
control and water supply
systems, with no increase in
local taxes repeat - no increase
I ! in. local taxes.
IPthe referendum passes it
means our area can receive a
grant from the state equal to 25
per cent of a local project cost.
Perquimans County, and the
Tresj of the state, will be able to
launch into a new era of con
struction and improvements
FFA Team
jn Land Judging Meet
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. . F.T. Rlddick'a FFA Team
second place district honors In
I x on the Milton vm, Jr. farm in Perquimans on March 23.
yv-' fahey Byrum is shown presenting a check of $10.00 to
IjiT-f ; Williams; others shown are Donald Ayscue,
poulas Stallmgs. Biu Newborn and Mr. Rtddick, vo-Ag
' teacher. Mr. Byrum was chairman of the event, sponsored .
by the Albemarle Soil & Water Conservation District, with
the ail of technical assistance from, Soil Conservation
,i . The Chowan FFA Team placed first in the Meet, with
Glenn Rogerson taking individual honors; and Knapp
High School FFA Team placing third.
students of exceptional
academic ability by the
University Scholarship Com
mittee on the recommendation
of their high school faculty.
Leadership qualifications are
also taken into account. Both
women and men are eligible to
compete for Johnston Awards.
The late James M. Johnston,
who died in 1967, was born near
Chapel Hill and attended UNC
here before going to
Washington, D.C. where he
became a successful in
vestment banker. The Trustees
of the James M. Johnston Trust
for Charitable and educational
purposes have established the
annual half a million dollar
scholarship program under the
terms of his will. Mr. Norman
B. Frost a distinguished
Washington attorney, is
chairman of the trustees.
The Johnston Awards for
undergraduates range up to
$2,200 annually for North
Carolina residents and up to
$3,000 for out-of-state residents.
The stipends are fixed on a
sliding scale according to the
individual circumstances of
each award winner. They are
renewable for four years of
successful undergraduate
Any highly qualified student
who is admitted to UN&CJiapel
HilLor to the specialized
curricula of N.C.' State
University or UNC-Greensboro
is eligible for consideration as a
Johnston Scholar on application
to the Student Aid Office at
UNC-Chapel Hill.
that can assure all of us an
adequate, safe supply of clean
Too often we read about
pollution, express our disgust
with it but then - we're never
sure what to do. We ask, "What
can I do about it?"
Now there is something -something
concrete. On May 6,
vote in favor of the Clean Water
Bond Referendum. It will mean
adequate, clean water for all in
this county.
Don't be an apathetic voter.
Don't vote negatively simply
because you don't know what
this is all about. You'll have no
excuse to come away from your
voting headquarters and say the
Clean Water Bond was on the
ballot but, "I didn't know
anything about it. I never heard
of it."
Now pou Juiow. 'Arwftdrrith
this knowledge you'U'.want to
vote in favor. And you'll want to
urge your family and friends to
do the same.
It may be non-controversial,
but it is important. Your
Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce urges you to vote
wisely. .
Places See.
of Land Judgers captured
the Land Judging Meet heist .
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Good Friday
The First United Methodist
Church and the Church of (he
Holy Trinity of Hertford will
combine for Good Friday
Services, March 31, and
together they invite all people to
worship with them on this most
Holy Day in the Saga of the Son
of God.
From 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. a
service of Meditations on the
words of Jesus Christ from the
Cross will be conducted in the
Church of the Holy Trinity. The
Meditations will be fifteen
minutes periods with hymns
between to allow those who wish
to leave.
The Organ Prelude at 7:30
p.m. will begin the Worship
Service in First United
Methodist Church where the
hour will be spent in a reverent
consideration of the Influence of
the Crucifixion.
The Rev. Chester J. Andrews,
pastor of First United Methodist
Church and the Rev. Edwin T.
Williams, rector of the 'Church
of the Holy Trinity will par
ticipate in both services.
And Civic
Easter Sunday
Charles E. Appleton
Charla Ann Eley
Karole Lane
Mrs. Willie G. Harvey
Winfall Town Council
Perquimans County Com
missioners W.S.C.S. First Methodist
Dana Paige Stallings
Mrs. Curtis Leo Walton
Miss Harriett N. Rouse
Hertford Rotary Club 6:15
Masonic Lodge 8:00
Parksville Run tan Club
Bethel Fire Dept.
Dawn Boyce
Calvin Whedbee
Dor Brewer
Karl Eure
American Legion Aux.
PCHS PTA 7:30 p.m.
. American Legion Post 126
Lions Club
Thomas A. Dail
Odus Mansfield
Phil Woodell
Zachery Makes
Dean's List
Jeryl Zachery, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Zachery,
of 106 Railroad St., Hertford,
has qualified for the first
semester at Livingstone
Dean J.C. Simpson an
nounced that 165 students made
the List for the period.
Heart Fund
Big Success
A profit of $228.60 was made
on the Heart Fund Variety Show
held Saturday night in
Perquimans High School
In giving her report, Mrs.
Billie Miller, co-chairman of the
show, said she would like to
thank each person who par
ticipated in any way in the show
for their help in making it such
a success. The varied acts and
the professional way in which
they were presented was proof
that Perquimans County does
not lack for talent.
Co-chairman was Mrs. Billy
Cherry; background music was
provided by Kim Rose and his
group; lighting was under-the
direction of Hillary Scaff and
: H.B. Miller; flowers were
compliments of Dozier's .
Florist; stage properties were
handled by Howard Williams
and Bobby Heath; hairstyles
and make-up , were by Ann
Young, Judy Heath and
Margaret Ann Williams.
Baptist Men And Boys Attend
State Conventions In
1 jjr yy
Some of the Baptist Men and
the Royal Ambassador Boys
(members of the men's and
boys' mission organizations of
the Hertford Baptist Church)
attended the State .Baptist
Men's Convention and the State
R.A. Convention in Raleigh last
week-end (March 24th and
The men and boys heard
many outstanding Christians
speak, among whom were;
Albert Long (the last four letter
athlete at U.N.C.), Bill Brafford
(U.N.C. defensive Football
star), Sam Jamps (Missionary
Farms Numbe 492 U.S.
Census Bureau Reports
Perquimans county showed a
total of 492 farms in the 1969
Census of Agriculture, ac
cording to figures released by
the U.S. Department of Com
merce's Bureau of the Census, a
part of the Department's Social
and Economic Statistics Ad
ministration (SESA).
In the last previous Census of
Agriculture (1964) the number
of farms reported in the county
was 603.
Two Attend
Miss Elaine Pritchard and
James S. Midgette, guidance
counselors at Perquimans Co.
High School, attended a recent
conference for counselors at
Chowan College. The program,
sponsored by Chowan's
department of student per
sonnel, included morning and
afternoon sessions. The
welcome was presented by
President Bruce E.. Whitaker
and the program freatured an
overview of the college from
various staff member's. . A
student noint-of-view wa"t
presented by a panel of students
with Clayton Lewis, dean of
students, serving as moderator.
More than thirty -five coun
selors from North Carolina and
Virginia were present. " They
were guests of the college for
lunch. A tour of the campus
concluded the activities.
Chowan is a private, church
related, two-year institution
with an enrollment of ap
proximately 1,300 for the spring
Skipper Bowles t
At Courthouse
On Thursday, March 30th at
3:00 p.m. Hargrove "Skipper"
Bowles, a candidate for
governor in the Democratic
Primary on May 6th, will be at
the Perquimans County Court
House to the people of this
county concerning his plans for
a better government for all
North Carolinians. Among the
topics discussed by Bowles will
be Career Education, Taxes and
Budget, Highways an Trans
portation, and No-Fault In
surance. Interested citizens are
urged to attend this important
occasion, which will include a
question and answer period at
the conclusion of the discussion.
to Viet-Nam) and Governor Bob
An added thrill to the trip was
a personal tour of the Gover
nor's Mansion for the Baptist
Men and Boys of Hertford which
was conducted by Governor Bob
Scott himself. The men and
boys also enjoyed meeting and
talking with Mrs. Scott. They
were ..very impressed and
pleased by the graciousness of
both the Governor and Mrs.
Thotorwho attended were:
R.A. Btttrft-Phil Woodell, Brian
Harris i Tommy Harreil,
Of th county's total farms in
1969, 353 are reported as selling
$2,500 or more of agricultural
i pijefyJi in the, year, as ccm
pare&jrtth 363 in 1964.
MTh report also shows
ge farm size in the county
165.5 acres, and average
valine of these farms (land and
buildings) was $54,878.
Other figures from the report
are; J,
JvJue of all farm products
d in 1969, $6,153,846; in 1964,
f.' Vilue of all crops sold in
1969$4,119,689; in 1964,
3, Balue of all livestock,
poultry, and their products sold
in J,969, $1,964,992; in 1964,
Reported for the first time in
an agricultural census is in
formation pn the extent to which
the corporate structure is being
used by operators of farms from
which agricultural products
totaling $2,500 and over were
sold. Including family farms
using this type of business
structure, 4 of the county's
$2,500-and-over farms are in
corporated. LibraryNews
The Perquimans County
Library will be closed for the
Easter Holidays on Good
Friday, Mar' $1 and Saturday
April 1, It will be open on Easter
The following memorials
have been given to the library
recently. Baseball (2 Vols.) The
Early Years, and The Golden
Years both are in memory of
Ronnie Butler. 'A copy of
Eleanor and Franklin, by Lash
is in memory of the Rev. Ed
mund T. Jillson; Gold, it's
History, Power, and Allure is in
memory of Royce Vickers; and
Who's Who in the New
Testament is in memory of Mrs.
Blanche DeLaney.
Other new titles in the library
are: The Conquerors, by
Eckard; To Sir With Love, by
Braithewaite; I Know Why the
Caged Bird Singd, by Angelou;
The Boys of Summer, by Kahan
(the current Book-of-the-Month
selection) Bring Me a Unicorn,
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; I
Am Third, by Gail Sayers;
Complete Poems of Paul
Lawrence Dunbar; What's
Ecology, by Humphrey; Ex
plorers Into Africa, by Kamm,
and Pioneer Breed, by Vernam.
Wallace Phillips, Jerry
Chappell, Carlyle Sawyer,
Mark Symons, Tim Gregory,
Scott Tilley, Jeff Broughton,
Wayne Tarkenton, David White,
Dennis Symons, Jimmy
Woodell, Danny Gregory, David
Trueblood and Bill Berry:
Baptist Men Pete Perry, Jake
Chesson, Johnie Gregory, W.F.
Ainsley, Gov. Bob Scott, Carroll
Williams, George Winslow,
Buddy Tilley, and Noah
Gregory: Warner Madre,
Donald Madre and Norman B.
Harris are not shown in pic
ture. Forest Fire
Perquimans County Forest
Ranger Lewis Stallings of the
N.C. Forest Service reminds
everyone that the time of year
for the highest fire occurs in the
spring during the months of
March, April, May, and June.
During this time of year, we
have a combination of warm
temperatures, windy days, low
relative humidities, and
sometimes erratic rainfall. All
these weather factors combine
to make the spring of the year
the busiest time for forest fire
control personnel.
During this period last year in
Perquimans County forest fires
destroyed some 189 acres. Of
the fires that burned this
acreage 75 per cent were caused
by people doing some kind of
debris burning. When burning
windrows or 'clearing fields,
County Ranger Stallings
reminds everyone that there is
a right way and a wrong way.
To just stick a match to a pile Of
brush or a field without first
planning how to control the fire
is the wrong way to handle fire.
This wrong way can destroy
your property and the property
of your neighbors. The right
way is to follow these six steps:
1. Clear a fire break around the
material you are burning. 2.
Pick a day when the wind is low
and it will not cause your fire to
jump the fire break or other
wise get out of control. 3. Light
the fire on the downwind side
first. 4. Stay with the fire until it
is out. 5. Get a burning permit
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law, if you start burning before
4:00p.m. 6. If your fire gets out
p.m. 6. If your fire gets
of control, phone the N.C.
i uicai oci vice at uuc ui uic
following numbers: Winfall
Tower, 426-5551, or Elizabeth
Forest Service at one of the
City, 335-4373, at night 297-2557.
Remember to be careful when
burning and don't be like the 75
per cent that burned last year.
Commissioners Will
Meet Tuesday,
April 4
The Board of Perquimans
County Commissioners will not
meet on Monday, April 3, due to
the Easter Holiday. The
meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday April 4,
Gvil War
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The Perquimans Countv
Historical Society has recently
issued its 1971 Yearbook. It tells
the story of "Perquimans
County and the Civil War",
contains a roster of
Perquimans' Confederate and
Union soldiers and gives
military histories of the
Perquimans Beauregards, John
Harvey Guards, Perquimans
Partisan Rangers and other
units. It records events in the
County, murders, im
prisonments, smuggling, raids,
guerrilla activities, bridge
destruction, horse stealing and
even the Battle of Hertford. It
presents the most information
on Perquimans' part in the Civil
War ever assembled. Copies of
the book are obtainable from
the Society's secretary, Mrs.
R.A. Winslow, Sr., Box 285,
Hertford 27944 for three dollars
and twenty-five cents each (this
includes postage and handling).
Savings Bonds
Sales of U.S. Series E and
Series H Savings Bonds in
Perquimans County for
February were $4,603.00.
January-February sales totaled
$12,292.00. This represents 16.3
per cent of Perquimans
County's goal of $75,285.00,
according to R.L. Stevenson,
Perquimans County Volunteer
February sales of U.S.
Savings Bonds in North
Carolina were $7,154,588,
reflecting an increase of 7.4 per
cent over sales of February a
year ago. Sales of Series E. and
, H Savings Bonds for the year
amounted to $14,817,117, an
increase of 12.8 per cent over
sales for the same period last
year. ..and the highest sales for
the comparable period since
Nationally, total February
sales of over one-half billion
dollars were the highest sales
for 'he first two months of !9"S
exceed one billion dollars. E
and H Sales exceeded redemp
tions at cost price by $187
million in February. The cash
value of Series E and H Bonds
andFreedom Shares outstanding
on February 29 attained a new
peak of $55.3 billion. Bond
holdings in the past 12 months
have had a net investment
growth of over $2'- billion.
In Poster
Mark Stevenson, Melanie
errv- a"u,r " ,1 ,1
awarded first prizes in the
Elixabeth City Chamber of
Commerce sponsored
Albemarle Area Conservation
Poster Contest held last
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Thursday at the Holiday Inn
Stevenson, a student at
ferquimans tcnui tv.n,
won first place for the fourth
grade; Melanie Perry from
Chowan Academy was first
place winner for 5th grade; and
Lora Jean Capehart, a student
at Swain Elementary School,
Edenton, N.C, won first prize
for the sixth grade.
Second place winners were:
Cathy Sawyer, sixth grade,
Griggs Elementary School;
Steve Evans, fifth grade,
Chowan Academy ; and Craig
Williams, fourth grade,
Weeksville Elementary School.
AH of these students were
puests of the Elizabeth City
Airman Britt
Completes Training
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Airman James R. Britt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Britt of
Rt. 2, Edenton,. N.C, has
completed his U.S. Air Force
basic training at the Air
Training Command's Lackland
AFB, Tex. He has been assigned
to Sheppard AFB, Tex., for
training in the wire main
tenance field. Airman Britt is a
1971 graduate of John A.
Holmes High School. His wife,
Leonora, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Forehand of
Hertford, N.C.
A Sunrise Union Service on
Easter Sunday will com
memorate the Resurrection of
Jesus Christ. This service will
begin at 5:40 a.m., and will be
held on the river back of the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Brinn, 208 N. Front Street,
Hertford, N.C. In the event of
rain, the service will be held in
the First United Methodist
The Ft. Edwin T. Williams,
the Rev; Norman B. Harris and
the Rev. Chester J. Andrews
will participate in the service.
Following the service
everyone is invited to the
fellowship hour at the Methodist
A cordial invitation is ex
tended to the entire community
to be present for this significant
Chamber of Commerce.
Teachers and other guests were
guests of the respective county
soil and water committees, as
the contest is sponsored in
cooperation with the Albemarle
Soil and Water Conservation
District, composed of Camden,
Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank
and Perquimans.
The judges were: John B.
Litchfield, district con
servationist of Jackson; Robert
Spake, extension chairman for
Dare County; and John Deyton,
assistant regional forester of
Kinston. -
John Lively, a forester with
the State Forest Service, was
the principal speaker. Thirteen
adults accompanied the
Perquimans contestants.
Pictured above, front row (1
to r): Mark Stevenson, Craig
Williams; back row: Kathy
Sawyer, Lora Capehart, Steve
Evans, and Melanie Perry.

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