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Volume 33, No. 15
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C, Thursday, Apr. 14, 1977
District Educators
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The' following Albemarle
Academy elementary
students have been chosen
to represent the academy in
the Virginia Academics,
' Elementary Forensic Meet
to be held at Brunswick.
Academy: in ' the area of
, public 1 speaking Donna -'
; Frazier and Erie Grossman
' ' (5th grade), Sarah Benton
; (6th grade), Donna Winslow
and Van Booth (7th grade);"
, in the area of prose reading
: Melody Jones and Patrick
Cline (5th grade), Hope Hin
ton and Kent Winslow (6th
grade), Patsy Liverman
(7th grade) yT and in the area
of poetry reading Amy
Hastings and Chris Banks
(5th grade), -Dawn Elliott
and Ray Meads (6th grade);
Michele White and Neal
Cartwright (7th grade).
In the area of dramatic
monologue, the following '
will represent the academy:
Gretchen Spivey and Sonny
Larabee (5th grade), Susair
Temple and Sean Robey -(6th
grade); in the area of
spelling Lori Anne Har
rell (5th grade), Denise
RALEIGH The North Carolina Board of Transporta
tion has allocated nearly $6.1 million for repairs to primary,
; secondary and urban roads across the state damaged by
this year's severe winter weather conditions.
1, . Rnari in Pornutmana rAilvi) an estimated ilimin nf
112.000. and the county's wtoter damage sltocatiott.totaiedr?
in - ' " , 1963 as S ; tercentenary
The funds had been previously earmarked for "emergen
cies, unforeseen events and public, access roads" and Held
in "reserve" as maintenance contingency funds for the
State Primary System, and the State Secondary Stystem.
- ' The Board, at its April meeting, allocated $2.4 million of
these available funds for repairs to winter damage to the
Primary System: $3 million to repair damage to the Secon-
. dary System; and $37,510 to
ways on the Urban System. The Perquimans County alloca1-
tion fell under the division oi
Lecture Scheduled
.The Agricultural Exten
sion Service of Perquimans
County will sponsor Fur
niture Refinishing by Frank
Broadnax of Athens, Ga. on
Wednesday, April 20 from 2
to 4 p.m. at the Perquimans
County Office Building in
' Broadnax, antique re
finisher and restorer, will
conduct a program showing
how to remove' cigarette
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1 . - ' Story Hour
; The library's usual story hour for preschoolers will be
held Friday morning from 10-11 a.m. Children 3 to 5 years
'old ire invited. ' , '
t . , Memorials
." The following memorial J&ooks have been placed in the
library recently: Farm Tools in memory of Adrien Smith
Jr., Great American Shooting Prints In memory of Rolac
Webb and The Living Earth in memory of Mrs. Idlia M.
LKIey, - .
i." - New Books ' , '
: The Masada flan by Leonard Harris tells a story of what
might happen if Israel ever loses a war,
-. .Running the GoodRaceby Anita Bryant and Bob Green is
a Chris in family's guide to health and fitness,
r-' The 1 rail of Tears by Gloria Jahoda tells the true story of
the American Indian removals and forced migrations.
Begins by Clare Darcy is a novel of regency England and
a young widow. . h . , - 1 ;
Felicia by George Alec Effinger is a novel about murder
set in a Louisiana bayou during a hurricane. .-.,
;' innocent Bystander by George. Eesby is a mystery about
nearly murdered people who deny anything happened. .
1 ' Wraths oi Time by Andre Norton is an occult science fic
tion novei about an archaeologist taken back in time. ,
- A Dangerous Funeral by Mary McMullen is a mystery
abort wealth, inheritance, and murder.
Fllz:t, Filmi. Inspector Ghote by H.R. Keating is a
myEt'ryatr'-tmnrderia India's film ir-' A-y, .
Cva L;:rJ I - ;.a--,r earls
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Banks and Mark Johnston
(6th grade), and Don Lee
Keaton (7th grade). In addi
tion to these scheduled
events, the academy will
have representatives com
peting in the fine arts divi
sions in art, creative writing
and handwriting to be held
late in April. In the art divi
sion of fine arts competition,
some 25 classes of work may
be submitted ranging from
textile works to sculptured
productions, i u ;
While individual awards
and trophies are given to
students, the intent of each
school Involved is to com
pete for one of five
memorial trophies pre
sented by the Association of
Virginia Academies: the
Robert B. Crawford
Memorial, the B. Blanton
Hanbury Memorial, the Ray
R. Pearson Memorial, the
James N. Savedge Jr.
Memorial and the J. Barrye
Wall Jr. Memorial. In each
ease the memorial honors
the contribution of a citizen
to the cause of education.
repair winter damage to road
the Secondary System
burns, water rings, surface
scratches and the new one
step method of restoring old'
finishes on furniture. Also,
he will show how to fill dents
. and nf ars easily and simply,
how to stain and finish
woods to get a hand-rubbed
finish, and what polishes to
use and not to use. -
All citizens are invited to
attend this free demonstra
tion and lecture on April 20.
is a yacL 1 1 ryots hus-
swept over. ;ri.
Keezan is a r' iy of why
" rflPo"l.;ty David
c;crtionate i. jact of
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Carolina Mobile Museum of History is
currently featuring an exhibit entitled,
"Celebration, 1776-1976." Perquimans
Mobile Museum
Albemarle Area
The North Carolina
Mobile Museum of History
will be in Elizabeth City on
May 14 and will be open to
visitors through May 17.
Featuring a Bicentennial
exhibit entitled, "Celebra
tion, 1776-1976," the Mobile
Museum is an extension ser
vice of the Museum of
History in Raleigh. While in
Elizabeth City it will be
parked at the Museum of the
Albemarle. There will be no
charge for admission.
Since the Mobile Museum
celebration project, there
have been exhibits il
lustrating: "The First One
Hundred Years in North
Carolina," "North Carolina
and the Civil War," "Rural
Life in Early North
Carolina, 1820-1860," "A
Whole New World,
ummqio "The storv nf Ar-
Cbaeology," and the current
" The exhibit is housed in a
self-contained tractor
trailer unit which visitors
enter and exit through
sliding glass doors. Since
the exhibit area is small, no
more than 15 visitors can
comfortably view the
displays at one time.
"Celebration, 1776-1976"
highlights why North Caroli
nians and all Americans
commemorate the nation's
birthday, the day in 1776
when the President of the
Continental Congress signed
the Declaration of In
dependence formally ! an
nouncing the American col
onies free of British rule.
TO ES FEATURED - Melissa Lewis, who is often billed as
Li""; T'iss Country Music, will be featured when the Lewis
U C Expedition puts on a country and western show at
Pt. "is I"h School auditorium on Saturday night,
A: time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 for children,
$l.i.. ?3 for adults, or $5 for adult couples. The pro
eecis fv,.i t.a show will benefit tie Hertford American
I-'-ti. i:;. s Lewis and tbe group recer. y performed on
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Some of the displays in the
exhibit include: The Mora
vian Independence Day
the first documented In
dependence Day celebration
in North Carolina and one of
the first in America; the
three North Carolina
signers of the Declaration
Joseph Hews, John Penn,
and William Hooper;
reproduction documents of
freedom the Halifax and
Mecklenburg Resolves and
the North Carolina Constitu
tion. Authentic Revolu
tionary Ws,r weapons and
other artifacts are displayed
as well.
Also included is a display
on the American Centennial
of 1876 illustrated with
souvenir artifacts from the
Philadelphia Exposition and
pictures. Visitors will also
Phone Companies Testify
nation's independent
telephone companies
returned to Congress in
March to testify a Senate
hearings on an issue which
the telephone industry con
siders a major threat to the
low cost basic phone service
now being provided to;
"Hearings on the future of
telecommunications, in
cluding the - impact of
Federal. Communications
Commission policies foster
ing so-called competition,
were set by the Senate com
munications subcommittee
residents will have the opportunity to
visit the museum on wheels when it is
featured at the Museum of the
Albemarle in Elizabeth City May 14-17.
To Visit
In May
discover what native North
Carolinian headed up and
was president of that great
An authentic smaller
replica of the Philadelphia
Liberty Bell, a gift from
McDonald's Restaurants in
North Carolina, is also
Another feature of the
Mobile Museum is Richard
Wagner's "Centennial
March" on tape along with
an audiovisual slide presen
tation on why and how
Americans celebrate the
Fourth oi Jtilj; -i J
A visit to the North
Carolina Mobile Museum of
History, which will be
located at the Museum of
the Albemarle May 14-17,
will allow for continued
celebration of this nation's
200 years of freedom.
in late March," Terry F.
Daniels, Vice-President,
Norfolk Carolina Telephone
Company, said. j
Wilson B. Garnett, Presi
dent of the U.S. Independent
Telephone Association,
testified March 28 on behalf
of Independent phone com
panies ' and . customers.
Other witnesses included
Paul H. Henson, Chairman
of United Telecommunica
tions, Inc., one of the largest
non-Bell ' System holding
companies, and R.G. Nehr
ing, President of Arizona
Telephone Company, a
small company serving less
than 1,000 phones.
USITA is a national trade
Svup which represents the
terests of the 1,600 non-1
Bell Systemompanies.
Independent (non-Bell)
telephone companies serve
over 28 million telephones in
more than half of the na
tion's "telephone territory,"
and Norfolk Carolina
Telephone Company serves
approximately 53,324 in
northeastern North Carolina
and southeastern Virginia.
The Senate testimony
follows three days of House
hearing last September into
the issue of so-called com
petition in communications. ':
- The industry states that
recent" decisions . by the
Federal Communications
Commission will cause
higher rates for residential
and small business users,
and therefore are not in the
public interest. The FCC has
5 emitted customers to own,
lelr own telephone equip
ment, and has allowed non
telephone companies to pro
vide intercity communica
tions services to business
firms. v
"Last year the whole
telephone industry - sup
- ported the principles behind
the Consumer Communica
tions Reform Act, which
, nearly 200 Representatives
and Senators co-sponsored,
to encourage Congress to
review - national com
irviic"ona policy, Daniels
said, '"i&e same legislation
To Hold Meeting
RALEIGH - School
board members' and educa
tional officials from nine
northeastern North Carolina
school systems will gather
on Wednesday, April 20 for
the annual meeting of
District 1 of the North
Carolina School Boards
According to Ashby Tark
ington, Superintendent of
the' Gates County Schools,
who will host the annual
event, the meeting will
begin at 4 p.m. and will be
held at the Sunbury School.
Harlan Boyles, State
Treasurer of North
Carolina, will speak at the
banquet session of the
meeting, set to begin at
about 6:20 p.m.
Prior to the banquet a
In a move calculated to
enhance the academic pro
gram at Albemarle
Academy, the Board of
Directors recently announc
dd that the academy has
joined the prestigious
Association of Virginia
Academies. The decision of
affiliate with the A.V.A. for
the pursuit of various
academic programs came
after James T. Davidson,
president of the association,
contacted Board President
Calvin Chappell and the
Chairman of the Curriculum
Committee, Attorney E.
Ray Etheridge, to confirm
that a vote of A.V.A.
members had supported the
academy's application. V
Explaining the reasons for
the academy's move, Head
master Donald J. Parrotte
said, "Our geographic loca
tion enables us to enjoy the
advantages of participating
in both the A.V.A., a group
which emphasizes academic
pursuits, and in the Tarheel
has been reintroduced in
this Congress and already
has over 50 sponsors more
than at the comparable time
in the last session."
Objective outside studies
done for USITA indicate the
FCC policies will cause rate
increases up to 60 per cent
(excluding inflation) by 1985
for basic residential, rural
and small business ser
vice," he said. "That is why
we are particularly pleased
to see the Senate joining the
House in reviewing this
"The telephone com
panies could successfully
meet competition, but to do
so we would have to change
our pricing structure so that
each type of customer would
be charged according to the
costs of providing this type
of service. This inevitably
would mean higher rates for
residential comsumers,
whose rates purposely have
been kept low to meet the
objectives of the Com
munications Act of 1934,"
Daniels said. That legisla
v tion called for low cost,
widespread telephone ser
vice for all Americans.
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Pictured above are a few ceramic
pieces on display at J-Dees Ceramics ft
Gifts in Hertford that recently won rib-
series of presentations and
discussions are planned,
focusing on issues of interest
to the participants.
Among those issues to be
discussed will be implemen
tation of the 1975 School
Budget and Fiscal Control
Act, current legislation in
the North Carolina General
Assembly and the report of
the "Renfrow" Commission
of Recodification of the
Public School Laws.
District 1 of the North
Carolina School Boards
Association includes school
systems in Bertie, Camden,
Chowan, Currituck, Dare,
Hertford, Pas
and Perquimans
Va. Association
Independent Conference, a
North Carolina association
emphasizing athletics. Un
fortunately, an overzealous
effort at maintaining the
local control concept has
prevented North Caro
lina's private schools from
establishing such an
academically oriented
Among the programs and
services offered by the
association are a clearing
house for available teaching
personnel, an inter-library
loan program for books and
audio-visual aids in conjunc
tion with the Gilmer Audio
Visual Center, a well
organized teachers' associa
tion.and an fowervice train
ing conference for member
This year the State of North Carolina and those of the Na
tional level are planning to celebrate Volunteer Week at the
same time. April 24-30 is the time for Volunteer recognition,
appreciation, parties and other activities to celebrate the
spirit and energy of our 4-H leaders.
Again this year the North Carolina Office of Citizen Par
ticipation is planning to recognize four volunteers of the
year at a Recognition Event in Raleigh. Forms are
available at the Home Economics Extension Office from
Mrs. M.B. Taylor, Home Economics Extension Agent.
Telephone: 426-7697.
Civic Calendar
The Perquimans County Board of Commissioners will
meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m.
. ;
The Marching Unit Parents' Club meets.
The Memory Lane Senior Citizens' Club will meet at the
Holiday Inn in Elizabeth City at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon.
Hertford Rotary Club meets.
The Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire Department Ladies
Auxiliary will meet.
A meeting of Perquimans Masonic Lodge is planned.
The Snow Hill Whitehat Homemakers Club will meet at
The Durants Neck Ruritan Club meets.
The Hertford BPW Club meets.
The Hertford Lions Club will meet.
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The Hertford Fire Department meets.
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The Helen Gaither Home Extension Club will meet at 8
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TO SPEAK - Harlan
Boyles, State Treasurer,
will be the featured speaker
when educators in District 1
meet April 20 in Sunbury.
Perquimans County will be
among those represented.
Further, the association
sponsors annual Forensic
competition, encompassing
the areas of spelling, speak
ing, monologue, poetry
reading, prose reading,
creative writing, hand
writing, yearbook and
newspaper, art competi
tions, a one-act drama
festival, music competitions
and science fair activities
for grades one through 12.
Among the more promi
nent Virginia academies
who presently participate in
the A.V.A. are Isle of Wight
Academy, Kenston Forest
School, Blackstone t Day
School, Kecbridge
Academy, and Woodlawn
bons in a Richmond, Va. show. A feature
story including additional pictures ap
pears on page eight in this issue. .
(Newbern photo) .

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