STANDARD PaiSTiril CO ,!."J J LOUI57ILLC, KE:iTUC.J iJ.iOO THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY Volume 33, No. 10 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Mar. 10, 1977 15CENTS I " A . I " v .est GUEST SPEAKER Pat HarreU, Superintendent of Per quimans County Schools, served as guest speaker for the Albemarle Conservation Poster Contest and luncheon. In his remarks, Harrell stressed the need to protect the en vironment and praised the errorts of the young people par ticipating in the annual contest. POSTER CONTEST WIN NERS - Winners in the Albemarle Conservation Poster Contest are pictured above with their posters, trophies and ribbons. Left to right, the winners are: Bar bara Thomas, first place, fourth grade; Alice White, sec?,?.d place, fourth grade; Gina Stevenson, first place, fifth grade; Eric Boyce, se cond place, fifth . grade; . Sherry Hughes, first place, sixth grade; and Sarah Goodwin, second place, sixth, grade.- (Newbern photos) Students in the Albemarle area were recognized Thursday for their efforts in bringing attention to the need for conservation of natural resources. This recognition came at the Annual Albemarle Con servation Poster ; Contest. This year's - contest was hosted by Albemarle Elec tric Membership Corpora tion in Hertford and in- ' eluded a luncheon catered by White's Barbeque, remarks on , conservation, : and the announcement of contest winners. Albemarle EMC co-sponsors the con test in cooperation with the Albemarle Soil Conserva tion District. Prior to the district con-' test held Thursday, students hi grades four, five and six in five counties were invited to participate in local con tests, Winners were then selected on the county level and these were entered in the district , competition. District winners will now go on to state competition. .The highlight of the Thursday luncheon was the awarding of trophies to the overall district winners. Students from Perquimans County , dominated this year's competition taking five of the six awards. In the fourth grade division, first place winner was Barbara Thomas of J.C. Sawyer ' School in Pasquotank Coun ty; second place went to Alice White, a student at . Hertford Grammar School. Fifth grade winners in cluded Gina Stevenson, placing first, from Hertford C : : a r Sc hool ; , nd place went to Eric Eoyce of Perquimans Union School.) Sherry Hughes, a Student at Hertford Gram mar School, took first place honors in the sixth grade division while Sarah Good win, tlzo of Hertford Gram my, placed second. Winners . -,,; i ii - r ... ami Named Guest speaker at the presentation was Pat Har rell, Superintendent of Per quimans County Schools. Harrell themed his remarks, "The Good Things in Life Used to Be Free." In i discussing the need to pro tect the environment, Har rell said, "We look back with nostalgia at the way - things used to be. Today we are constantly aware of noise pollution, refuge, and chemicals in the air and water." Harrell challenged each of the contest par ticipants and the attending parents and teachers to con sider what ' they, as in dividuals, "could do to fur ther the cause of conserva tion. Harrell said such things as open and illegal , dumps, roadside litter, pesticide misuse, open ; drainage ditches, - aban doned cars, and other forms of land abuse are present, to some degree, in all com munities. He urged those present to consider who's responsible for this abuse and to take actions to cor rect matters. Harrell also cited some examples of the costs involved in tackling pollution and land abuse problems. He said from 1972 through 1977, some $18 billion would be used to help local communities achieve clean water. He then pointed out that all benefits of wise land use and conservation cannot be measured "in price, tags." Harrell. also spoke of what he termed a "renewed commitment" to , this cause and said evidence , of this commitment was ap- . parent by the interest ex- pressed by the young people " in the poster contest. In clos ing. Harrell quoted a poem which read: "Nature has made neither sun nor air nor waves private property, . They are public gifts to all of -US."--'... :, Following Hrre!$'s SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Gin a Stevenson, fifth grade student at Hertford Grammar School, was awarded a S2S savings bond at the Thursday luncheon for recognition of her achievement in last year's contest when she placed in state competition. Miss Stevenson also placed in this year's district contest. Pictured above making the presentation is Carroll Baker. In Poster remarks, judges for the con test were introduced in cluding: M.E. "Red" Knight, Gates County Super visor; F.A. McGoogan, retired Soil Conservation Technician from Per quimans County; and Swindell L. Lowery, retired Extension Chairman from Pasquotank County . The judges explained the judging guidelines and the point awarding system. Students were awarded 50 points for the presentation of the conservation idea; 25 points for originality; 15 points for artistic ability; and 10 points for neatness. Also, a special presenta tion of a 25 savings bond was made to Gina Steven son, a winner in last year's competition who placed in state judging. The following is a list of county winners in the 1977 poster contest: Camden County fourth Grade: George Johnson, first place; William Wescott, second place; Fifth Grade: Missy Ralph, first place; Donald Tillett, second place; Sixth Grade: Susan Jo Staples, first place; and Jeff Wells, second place. AO Camden : County winners are students at Camden Middle School Chowan County fourth Grade: Rodney Saunders of White Oak ConsoUdated, first place; Trad White of Ernest A. Swain Elemen tary, second place; Fifth Grade: Karen Brown of Swain '.Elementary, first place; Andrea Burns of Chowan Academy, second. Study Metric Would a basketball coach want a player who Is seven metres tall or a football coach a player who weighs 100 kilograms? Pupils in the migrant mathematics pro gram should be able to A&ef&l 0&$& js.ssj 1 K lf' Mi " Contest place; Sixth Grade: Robert Cofield of Swain Elemen tary, first place; and Scottie Wlaslow of Chowan Academy, second place. Currituck County fourth Grade: Tim Ivey, first place; Kim Holmes, second place; Fifth Grade: Steven Wise; first place; Melody Price, second place; Sixth Grade: , Kay Rhodes, first place; Janelle Sears, second place. All Currituck County winners are students at W.T. Griggs Elementary School. Pasquotank County fourth Grade: Barbara Thomas of J.C. Sawyer School, first place; Michelle Watts of Weeksville Elementary School, second place; Fifth Grade: Lina Lister of Weeks ville Elementary, first place; Barry Stokley of Pasquotank : Elementary, second place; Sixth Grade: Rose Cole of Weeksville Elementary, first place; and Kim Beaver of Pas . quotank Elementary, second place. . Perquimans County fourth Grade: Alice White of Hertford Grammar, School, first place; Deanne Ashley ot Hertford Grammar, second place; Fifth Grade: Eric Boyce of Perquimans Union School, first place; Gina Stevenson of Hertford Grammar School, second place; Sixth Grade: Sarah Goodwin of Hertford Gram mar School, first place; and Sherry Hughes Of, Hertford Grammar, second place. ' quickly tell you that one who Is seven m tall will be more than seven yards (or 21 feet) ; tall because a metre is a lit ' tie more than a yard and before school closing that ' Set Study, page J . Til KWWr IM VUICI UMIJAW : VjrtT !NUJ liV.i!Uil U- b rg ft ' rw Commissioners Discuss Update On Water System The Perquimans County water system was one topic of discussion when the Board of County Commis sioners met in regular ses sion Monday morning in Hertford. Dr. James Elrod, dentist with the Public Health Department, discussed with the commissioners the possibility of providing flouridation in the county's water system. Dr. Elrod ex plained that this method has been extremely effective in dental health and cited several examples. He ex plained that when this ac tion was taken in the city of Charlotte, a 60 per cent reduction in tooth decay was the result. He also presented ' details of how this could be done and answered ques tions from the commis sioners. The cost, according to Dr. Elrod, would average out to about 15 cents per per son per year. He added that some matching funds are available for this purpose. Although no action was taken on the matter, the commissioners informed Dr. Elrod that this had been considered and is a strong possibility. In other discussion con cerning the water system, Melvin Howell with Farmers' Home Admin Board Of Education Meets By KATHYM. NEWBERN All members were present when the Perquimans Coun ty Board of Education met in regular session Monday afternoon following morning visits in the county's schools. Policy matters were the first item on the agenda. Board members were up dated on the teacher evalua tion form approved at their last meeting. Superinten dent Pat Harrell told members each principal in the county's school system had held meetings in the in dividual schools to discuss the form with teachers. Har rell praised principals and said, "They've done a real fine job in presenting this to their faculties." In other policy matters, board members discussed the need to develop a local policy on promotion and retention. This matter will be discussed further at a later date. Harrell reminded board members that by law, an ap proved budget must be com pleted by May 1 and then presented to the local Coun ty Commissioners. The possibility of scheduling a special meeting for the pur pose of drawing up the Civic Calendar MONDAY, MARCH 14 Inter-County Fire Department meets. - " The Perquimans County Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. : The Board of Directors of the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce will meet. .- The Town Beautification Committee meets at 8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, Hertford. TUESDAY, MARCH 15 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire Department meets. ". ' The Hertford Rotary Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. A meeting of Perquimans Masonic Lodge is planned. The Snow Hill Whitehat Homemakers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 The Durants Neck Ruritan Club meets. THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Hertford BPW Club meets. Hertford Lions Club will meet. Hertford Volunteer Fire Department meets. W A meeting of Helen Galther Home Extension Club will be held at 8 p.m. - SATURDAY, MARCH 19 The Perquimans County Jaycettes will sponsor a fashion show themed, "Fashions A Flutter,' at the Hertford Gram mar School beginning at 8 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 20 The Snug Harbor Civic League will meet at the clubhouse at lp.m. ' v , istration was present with an update for the commis sioners. It was discussed that a superintendent for the system would soon need to be hired. Chairman Lester Simpson explained that three applications had been received for this position and the three applicants would be interviewed in dividually at the next meeting. Also, a request was heard from a representative of the Inter-County Water System to hook up with the county wide water system upon its completion. It was decided action would be taken on this request after the system had been finished. Under other business, Wayne Ashley with the local branch of Bank of North Carolina, NA, explained a new community assistance program being initiated by the banking insitution. He said briefly the program wouid provide assistance to local communities in grant applications. A meeting was planned for Thursday to fur ther discuss this matter. Charles White, president of the Perquimans County REACT, also appeared before the commissioners requesting permission to in stall a CB radio base station in the office of the Per budget was discussed, but it was decided this matter would be handled at one of the regular meetings in April. Budget will be discussed at the April 19 meeting. This meeting was scheduled for April 18, but due to a conflict was changed to the following night. In action taken, the Board of Education approved the employment of Betty Jo Harrell and Edward Wilson as ESEA Title I Aides at Perquimans Union School. In other personnel matters, a leave of absence for the re mainder of the school year was granted to Zenovah White. Also, the employ ment of Jean Brown as In terim Aide ESEA Title I was approved. Ms. Brown will be filling in for Ms. White in this capacity. Status reports were presented to board members on the following matters: renovation of the cafeteria at Perquimans High School; renovation of the high school science lab; and the acquisition of the Urquhart Property adjacent to the high school. Chairman Clifford Winslow reported on a meeting held in Raleigh quimans County Dispatch System. The request also in cluded having the dispat cher on duty from 12 p.m. until 6 a.m. to monitor the emergency CB channel. It was pointed out that the dispatcher would be on duty anyway and few calls are received during the early morning hours. White ex plained that REACT mem bers would provide all necessary equipment and would monitor at all other hours. No action was taken on this request, but the mat ter will go to the Per quimans County Communi cations Commission for fur ther study and considera tion. Blanche Campen, Direc tor of Social Services, was present at the Monday meeting to discuss the CHORE program with the commissioners. She ex plained that the new pro gram offers help in the car ing for elderly and disabled persons. Budgeting of the program was discussed with no action taken. County planning was another topic of discussion. Jed Little with the County Planning Division of the Department of Natural and Economic Resources ex plained a request for ap proval of a three-lot plat recently with the Local Government Commission. Winslow, Harrell, and Coun ty Commissioners Chair man Lester Simpson scheduled the meeting in connection with a possible bond referendum for con struction and renovation at Perquimans High School. Winslow described the ses sion as "very productive" and reported that due to the county's lack of in debtedness, the bonding capacity is good. He told board members that a joint meeting is planned for March 21 with the County Commissioners to further discuss the high school plans and possible action. Harrell discussed upcom ing legislation with board members including a pro posed statewide testing pro gram, statewide student competency tests and com munity education. Harrell said in addition to these three proposals, two other pieces of recently in troduced legislation should be brought to attention. He then explained that one pro posal is a duty free lunch -41 DESTROYED BY FIRE - This mobile home belonging to the David A. Daniels family on Grubb Street in Hertford was destroyed early Wednesday morning by fire. Local Red Cross officials are making a r'ea to the community to assist the homeless family. (Newbern photo) Appeal Is Made For Fire Victims The Perquimans County Chapter of the American Red Cross is appealing to the public for help and assistance for Mr. and Mrs. David A. Daniels of Grubb Street, Hertford. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels tragically lost their mobile home and everything in it on March 2 as the result of a fire. The family needs clothing, furniture, and household goods. Clothing sizes are: Mr. Daniels pants: 46 waist, 32 in seam; shirt and jacket: extra large; shoes: size 9V6; Mrs. Daniels dress or slacks: size 13-14; blouse: size 36; bra: 36B; panties: size 6; jacket: size medium; Son pants: waist 30, inseam 32;. shirt and jacket: size medium; and shoes: size lOVi. ' Any items may be brought to Blanchard's Lawn and Garden on Grubb St., Hertford or will be picked up by call ing John Beers, Red Cross Chairman, at 42-5536 or 426-7492. with a 40-foot right of way to be made a private road. The commissioners passed a motion to accept the preliminary plat. In other related matters, the com missioners also approved submitting a grant applica tion for planning assistance. In other action, the com missioners approved a mo tion to pay $50 for participa tion of five young people in a 4-H sponsored camp. The commissioners also endorsed a proposed bill in State Legislature that would prohibit hunting from the shoulder of a road unless the hunter had a written permit from the landowner with land adjacent to the road. This exception would only apply to unpaved, secon dary roads. Discussion was heard con cerning acquisition of a computer for use in process ing tax and water system billings. No action was taken. The commissioners also approved placing the assis tant in the Register of Deeds office on the county payroll. The assistant had been hired under Title VI funds and due to cutbacks in that program, the transfer proposed and approved. This action is retroactive. period of 30 minutes for all school personnel. The other piece of legislation that has been introduced would call for boards of education to negotiate with employes, a move Harrell termed as col lective bargaining. Harrell urged board members to stay informed on these and bther actions that would af fect local schools. Several announcements were made prior to adjourn ing the Monday afternoon meeting. Several board members planned to attend the School Board Legislative Day in Raleigh on March 8-9. It was also an nounced that the Alliance for Progress Elected Boards Institute would be held in Winton on March 17 at 7 p.m. The date of the auction of school furniture, which had been approved at the last meeting, was an nounced for April 1 at 10 a.m. at the County Bus Garage. Harrell also presented information on the upcoming National School Board Association Convention to be held in Houston, Texas March 25-30.