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MANTEO - Dave Mc
Knight of Fayettevffle, a
Democratic candidate for
the. U.S. Senate in 1978,
began a six-month cam-
walking, campaign"' on
weekday! while leaving
weekends free for other
campaign commitments
around the state. He plans to
arrive in Murphy at the
western end of the state by
October.. , .:,
"I'm going to spend the
next six months walking a
lot of country roads and ask
ing folks to tell me what's on
their minds," he said. "And
they'll be able to question
me . directly at - hip
j places of business so they
won't have any doubts as to
wnat Wis campaign is all
about." '
Though the route is east to
west, McKnight actually:
will begin from Hanteo by
heading east to the Outer
Banks and north to Cur-
LEADERS Leaders in education take
time out during the North Carolina
Breakfast for a picture while attending
the NSBA Convention in Houston. Pic
tured above are Clifford Winslow, chair
man of thi Perquimans County Board of
Education; Rev. George W. Smith,
outgoing NSBA president; and Harold
Maxwell, president of the North
, Carolina School Boards Association
over 16,000 people involved in some area
of education were in attendance when
the 37th Annual Convention of the
National School Boards Association met
March 26-29 in Houston, Texas. Pictured
above is the Albert Thomas Convention
Center and a sample of the crowd which
could be spotted daily, attending a
variety of convention events.
paign walk here Saturtay, "'5aM,n n" -to : Cur
April 2, that he says wUl ck County before turning
take him on a criss-crLin, V to emU City, Hert-
path across North Carolini "ff"1- ,
from Manteo to Murphy. . A?61 WF some loP
McKnight. 29, who an- P ls fnd pIenty of
nounced his candidacy for fiftiS? ! "lon
the Senate in January, will butlt UalleventuaUyleadto
meet with local resident at "ZZt ft 8aw
me tiare county Courthouse
here at noon Saturday
oeiore taxing the first steps
of his planned coast-to-mountains
walk. -.i
"The exciting thing about
this campaign tour is that it
will take me to many of the
smaller towns and cities in
our state, and it will be a
chance for me to learn first
hand what folks are con
cerned about," McKnight
I laid. "And inn It. audM
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uape ior me rest oi ine
,. McKnight resigned his
editorial writing position at
the Fayetteville Observer to
make the race. The
Charlotte native had worked
in newspaper for seven
years in Durham, Raleigh,
and Fayetteville.
He plans to conduct his
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ak- me democratic
- senatorial candidate had
made "revitalising the
smaller businesses in the
economy today" a key issue
in his campaign.
He has also strongly en-
, dorsed President Carter's
efforts to achieve a
balanced economic re
covery, reduce inflation and
unemployment forge a na
tional enerffv nnliov
streamline the bureaucracy
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hudffrt ;,; it 'ho wme leading NSBA a vke pmldenti Margaret S- Buvinger,
newly-elected NSBA president:
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McKnight has cam
paigned on a theme of "do
ing more with less" in an
age of increasingly scarce
supplies of energy and
natural resouces.
., The campaign walk in
cludes a. visit to Hertford
and Winfall on the way from
Elizabeth City and Edenton.
titivies in the coming year are pictured
aoove. in to ngnt, new officers are Dr.
Robert V. Haderlein, secretary-
of the Perquimans County
Board of Education and local School
Superintendent Pat . Han-elf discuss
some of the convention activities Pi.
tured left to right are Clifford Winslow,
Emmett Long, Ralph Harrell, Preston
Stevenson, and Harrell. Also attending
from Perquimans County were Commis
sioners R.S. Monds and Waldo Winslow.
(Staff photos by Kathy Newbern)
Convention Focuses On All Aspects Of Education
Is Possible
A Following a joint session with the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners, the Perquimans County Board of
Education met in regular session Monday morning. All
members were in attendance, h .
Board members were advised that some board funds
have been placed in short-time investment programs.
. In personnel matters, the board approved a job descrip
tion for the position of elementary school principal. -
a In the area of programs, it was announced that William
rKFPi Principal of Perquimans High School, tad Pat Har
rell, School Superintendent, will be visiting Gaddsen, Ala. to
observe an education program there whereby basic skills,
attitudes, concepts, etc. hi terms of students have been
identified. The program also includes an up-to-date
ntflnA O Afnont CVfitAin that lr aat. a mm -J i
' aent progress toward mastering these identified skills and
, The possibility of school reorganization was also
discussed at the Monday morning meeting. Meetings are
still being scheduled with faculty members to discuss this
possibility and board members agreed to hold two such
meetings in the community. The dates of April 25 and 26
were agreed, on for the meetings in the community, the
place and time to be announced later. Superintendent Har
rell emphasized that the reorganization question is being
considered in an attempt to strengthen and improve the in
structional program in the county's schools. The proposal
would place students in grades kingergarten through se
cond at Perquimans Central School; grades three through
five at Hertford Grammar School; and grades six through
ight at Perquimans Union School. The proposal would also
leave Perquimans High as it is. housing grades nine
through twelve. ..
; In the area of administrative operations, board members
teard status reports on the following matters: renovation of
-the high school lunchroom ; acquisition of property adjacent
To the high school; and installment of gates at Perquimans
Union School. Eids on school insurance were also discussed
and it was determined that termite and roach treatment in
school buildings is needed. . -
"A review of proposed legislation effecting education was
discussed and closed out the meeting. . :, ' '
ter Holidays
representatives of the Coun
ty Commissioners and
Board of Education joined
the 93-member group from
northeastern North Carolina
(attending) the 37th Annual
Convention of the National
School Boards Association
(NSBA) held here March
Those from Perquimans
County attending with the
six-county Alliance for Pro
gress (AFP) participants in
cluded: R.S. Monds, AFP
chairman and County Com
missioner; Waldo Winslow,
County Commissioner; Pat
Harrell, Superintendent of
Perquimans County
Schools; Clifford Winslow,
Board of Education Chair
man; and Board of Educa
tion members Ralph Har
rell, Emmett' Long and
Preston Stevenson. All of
the above were ac.
companied on the trip by
their wives. ; :
The four-day convention'
included sessions of general
educational interest held
daily and 95 individual clinic
sessions covering such
topics as federal legislation,
small school district
budgeting, curriculum, '
citizen committees, and
career education to mention
a few. ' Also, delegates
representing state school
boards associations met dai
ly at delegate assemblies to
discuss proposed policies
and regulations for 1977. Ex
hibitors representing the en
tire spectrum of educational
products and services were
also present at the conven
tion with booths disnlavinff
their wares opened daily to
It.t A .....
on ' Educational Cover
nance: My Changing
Perspectives;" author Alex
Haley on "Roots One
Man's Search for His Own
Identity;" Wilbur Cohen,
Dean of the University of
Michigan's School of Educa
tion, on the topic,
"America's Social Policy:
Experience and Pro
spects;" and David
. Halberstam, Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, on
"The Rise of Two Empires:
Presidential and Jour
nalistic." v ;
The final closing session
on March 29 proved to be a
highlight of the four-day na
tional event. After days of
discussion and considera
tion, the delegate assembly
made up of 131 delegates
from each of NSBA's 50
state school boards associa
tions plus those in the
District of Columbia and the
Virgin Islands, approved the
1977 Policies and . Resolu
tions of NSBA which totaled
more than 130 pages. Serv
ing as an alternate delegate
from the North Carolina
School Boards Association
was Clifford Winslow of
Belvidere, .chairman of the
Perquimans County Board
; of Education and secretary
treasurer of the NCSBA.
The beliefs and policies of
NSBA are broken down into
four articles with a number
of sub-divisions. The ar
ticles deal with the folio wing
four areas: state and local
governance of education;
the federal role in education
and federal grants in aid
program; local board
responsibility and employe
relations; student oriented
curriculum. and the public
school as a community ser
vice, uesoiuuons adopted at
Darticioanti. Exhihitor. the final convention session
eager with demonstrations expand on these four basic
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and information repre
sented 163- companies,
firms, organizations and
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Held at the Albert Thomas
Convention Center and Sam
Houston Coliseum, the con
vention included four
keynote addresses, one held
each day at each general
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' areas and Include positions
: on such items as community
education. Right to Read
programs, accountability,
students' and parental
rights, and equality of
In presenting a synopsis of
the newly adopted policies
and regulations, outgoing
NSBA president Rev.
C?or?e W. Smith em
phasized the national
organization's recognition
of a need to "push for more
local planning and decision
making In education." He
also added that NSBA is urg-
; ing a "reduction of un-
- necessary state and federal
bureaucracy and providing
direct funds to local school
Following the adoption of
the policies and resolutions,
new NSBA officers were in
stalled including: Will D.
Davis of Austin, Tex. as
president; Margarets. Buv
inger of Enid, Okla. as first
vice-president; Hiroshi
Yamashita of Honolulu,
Hawaii as second vice
president; and Dr. Robert
V. Haderlein of Girard, Kan.
as secretary-treasurer.
Special remarks were
presented by David
, Halberstam, a graduate of
Harvard University. His list
of accomplishments in
cludes foreign correspon
dent of The -New York
Times, 1964 winner of the
Pulitzer Prize, co-editor of
Harper's magazine, and
author of several books.
Halberstam' explained his
observations on the ever
increasing , power of the
United States President and
the American media which,
he said, are in constant op
position. Halberstam stated,
"The President has an enor
mous capacity ,to manage
the news, but you cannot
manage events." The jour
nalist also tagged both elec-
, tronic and print media as
the "watchdog" of the
Presidency but urged press
people and the public to
beware of increasing
manipulation. He told
citizens to also be aware of
the increasing technology in
society and closed by say
ing, "Television and
machines will be even more
t powerful In the future. We'
must learn to deal with them
and master them so that
they don't swallow us up.", '
Of special interest to the
North Carolina delegation
attending the convention
was a North Carolina
Breakfast held March 27 at
, the Hyatt Regency Hotel,
Convention Headquarters. A
larse crowd attended to
hear remarks from Harold
Maxwell of Fayetteville.
president of the North
Carolina School Boards
Association, and comments
from Rev. George W. Smith,
qutgoing NSBA president.
Several social functions
were also provided for par
ticipants including concerts
and performances by Bob
Hope, Andy Williams and
Patti Page. Special spouse's
programs were also
ranged, the highlight
which was a luncheon
dressed by columnist Ann
The NSBA was organized
in 1940 as the National Coun
cil of State School Boards
Associations. The name was
shortened to National Schonl
Boards Association in 1948
and is now headquartered in
Georgetown area of
Washington, D.C. with a
professional and ad
ministrative staff of 75 per
sons supervised by the ex
ecutive director, Dr. Harold
V. Webb.
Active members in NSBA
represent 80,000 of the na
tion's 95,000 school board
members who, in turn,
represent more than 97 per
cent of all public school
children in the United
States. The organization has
three basic objectives: to
advance the quality of
education in the nation's
public schools, to provide
up-to-date information on
educational issues and
training in school ad
ministration, and to
strengthen citizen control of
A variety of programs and
srvices are provided by
NSBA to its members in
cluding training workshops
and seminars, school board
policy development, a
Federal Relations Network,
a research department, a
minority affairs program,
and nine NSBA-sponsored
publications for school
members, school ad
ministrators, and education
PCHS Proposed Plan
Reviewed By Boards
The Perquimans County, Board of
Commissioners met Monday morning in
regular session. A highlight of the
meeting was discussion with Board of
Education members concerning the pro
posed renovation and construction at
Perquimans High School. After lengthy
discussion, the commissioners informed
Board of Education members that they
could, request a bond referendum for the
proposal in order to let the citizens
decide. No action was taken and Board
of Education members agreed that a
decision on their part will soon be
reached as to further action. Commis
sioners said they would not speak out un
favorably if a bond -referendum does
; result. - , .
. In other business, three citizens ap-
peared before the board concerning the
: county wide water system. They ex
pressed concern that no pipe was being
t included on a county road adjacent to the
turnpike road. The commissioners in
r. formed them that it was not at present
included in the system plans but would.
. be considered. ' . v ,
Earl Britton representing Blue Cross,
Blue Shield presented a proposal for a
hospitalization plan for" count
employes. No action was taken. .
The board adopted a resolution en
dorsing the proceedings to validate the "
Chowan County Drainage District No. 3
following a request for the action from
Achie T.Lane Sr.
Jeff Willett and Erie Haste Jr. were
present with information concerning 13
proposed categories f areas of en- .
vironmental concern in connection with
the Coastal Resources Commission.
Related permit-letting was also
discussed. The board went on record
supporting these provisions. It was also
announced that a film featuring these
topics will be presented for community
viewing at 8 p.m. on April 25.
The board discussed creating a posi
tion to handle permit-letting for both the
county and town but no action was taken.
It was pointed out that this position could
also possibly be shared with a neighbor
ing county.
Blanche Campen, Director of the
Department of Social Services,
presented a proposed budget for the next
fiscal year which was tentatively
adopted by the board. r
The board also approved a budget
amendment in the amount of $2,035 for
soil survey. The funds were transferred
to that area from invested surplus. ,
Russ Chappell was named by the
board ,to the position of supervisor for
the county water system and discussion 1
was heard concerning the acquisition of
a truck to be used in the position. No fur
ther action was taken, v . '
Joe W. Nowell Jr. was appointed by
. the board to represent both the county
and town on the newly-activated joint
highway committee of the Albemarle
Area Development Association (AADA)
and the Albemarle Association of Coun
' ties and Towns (AACT).
Before adjourning, the commissioner!
heard discussion on the need to hire a
director of recreation in the county.
While no action was taken, the matter
, will be further considered in the future. 7

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