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Volume 33, No. 10
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Mar. 10, 1977
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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.
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
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.
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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 $18
billion would be used to help
local communities achieve
clean water. He then pointed
out that all benefits of wise
land use and conservation
cannot be measured "in
price, tags." Harrell. also
spoke of what he termed a
"renewed commitment" to ,
this cause and said evidence ,
of this commitment was ap- .
parent by the interest ex-
pressed by the young people "
in the poster contest. In clos
ing. Harrell quoted a poem
which read: "Nature has
made neither sun nor air nor
waves private property,
. They are public gifts to all of
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Following Hrre!$'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
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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
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
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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
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
In other discussion con
cerning the water system,
Melvin Howell with
Farmers' Home Admin
Board Of Education Meets
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
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
Inter-County Fire Department meets.
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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.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire
Department meets.
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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
The Durants Neck Ruritan Club meets.
Hertford BPW Club meets.
Hertford Lions Club will meet.
Hertford Volunteer Fire Department meets.
A meeting of Helen Galther Home Extension Club will be
held at 8 p.m. -
The Perquimans County Jaycettes will sponsor a fashion
show themed, "Fashions A Flutter,' at the Hertford Gram
mar School beginning at 8 p.m.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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