North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 33, No. 17
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Apr. 28, 1977
Helms &Byrd
To Appear
ELIZABETH CITY - North Carolina Senator Jesse
Helms and Senator Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia will be in
Elizabeth City on Friday, May 6 as the special guests at a
reception and dinner sponsored by the North Carolina Con
gressional Club.
The Elizabeth City dinner is the sixth dinner in a series of
statewide events aimed at placing emphasis on Senator
Helms' re-election campaign.
Senator Helms serves as honorary chairman of the Con
gressional Club, which is a bipartisan organization of over
1,500 individuals across North Carolina. The Congressional
Club stands for the conservative principles of limited
government, individual freedom and the preservation of
the free enterprise system. The club believes that a return
to these sound principles of good government is imperative
if America is to remain the greatest nation in the world's
A few of the local members of the Congressional Club who
have been active in planning the dinner include: Dewey
Wells, Ray Etheridge, Dr. William Romm, and Honcie
; Daniels.. .
Tickets to the dinner are $5 and may be obtained by call
ing 426-5654 in Hertford, 335-5720 in Elizabeth City, or the
Congressional Club offices in Raleigh at 919-781-5220.
Academy Open
The Board of Directors of
the Albemarle Educational
Foundation, Inc. has an
nounced the opening of
registration for Albemarle
Academy for the 1977-78
school year.
While class sizes are
limited and current patrons'
needs are considered first,
the Academy administra
tion anticipates openings for
students in each grade, from
kindergarten through grade
-twelve, with the possibility
of second sections being
formed in several of the
elementary grade levels.
-However, interested
families are cautioned that
several grades are present
ly approaching the cut off
Questioned about pro
jected enrollment and the
early announcement of Fall
registration, Headmaster
Donald J. Parrottee said,
"Already the Academy has
had a . quantity of enquiries
far exceeding our expecta
tions, and we must answer
that demand with an earlier
registration. For the second
successive year, we an
ticipate near capacity
enrollment in practically
every grade level, We are
now at the point where se
cond sections are almost
mandatory in the lower
The Academy itself was
'chartered in 1965 as a non
profit educational institu
tion with the purpose of
preparing students for pro
ductive and successful col
lege careers.
. Approved by the North
Carolina State Department
of Education and accredited
by the North Carolina
Private Schools' Associa
tion, the school ' has
demonstrated its successes
by the fact that some 89 per
cent of its graduates have
continued their education
Perquimans County
Democratic Chairman
Estelle Felton' has an
nounced the scheduling of
precinct meetings. Meetings
will be held throughout the
county at each polling place
on May 5 beginning at 8 p.m.
The make-up date for these
meetings is set for May 12 at
8 p.m. All precinct chairmen
are encouraged to urge par
ticipation at each meeting.
Mrs. Felton added that the
Democratic County Conven
tion will te held at the Per
sians County Courthouse
in IJ;rtford on J,une 18 begin-nl73t2p.m.
beyond the high school level.
Among the varied institu
tions represented by the
Academy graduates have
been Wake Forest, Duke
University, the University
of North Carolina, North
Carolina State University,
East Carolina University,
the United States Naval
Academy, Randolph Macon.
College, and Meredith
Asked about the rationale
for such achievements the
Headmaster said, "I would
assume that our small
classes (17 to 1 student
teacher ratio) and the con
tinued improvement - and
success of our in
dividualized reading pro
gram can be credited with
the Academy's successes."
Albemarle Academy,
rounds its educational pro
gram with extracurricular
activities including choral
music, cheerleading, Junior
and Senior Beta Clubs, an
nual staff, Monogram Club,
French Club, and member
ship in the Association of
Virginia Academies, an
organization which offeres
Forensic, Art, Music and -Literary
The physical education
program for boys and girls ,
: includes physical develop
ment, intramural games
and interscholastic varsity
and junior varsity competi
tion in football, basketball,
Softball, baseball and golf.
At the present time the
Academy is a member of the
nine team Tarheel Indepen
dent Conference and can
boast of five All-Conference
team members on the foot
ball squad and two All-
Conference team members
on the basketball squad. .
A candidate for admission
to Albemarle Academy is
evaluated on the basis of ad
missions - tests, previous
academic record, and per
sonal references.
' For candidates to the up-
. per school, a personal inter
view is required. Since the
school seeks a well-balanced
student body, it is therefore
looking for evidence of good
character, intellectual abili
ty and curiosity, a wide
range of interests, andemo
tional maturity." ;
All candidates are objec-
' tively considered; however, -
; some preference is given to
" students with brothers or
sisters enrolled -in the
Acceptances for all
grades are contingent oq
receipt of registration fees
" and results of entrance tests
to be administered early in
the month of June. . ,
To insure inclusion in this
' testing, applications must
be completed by May 20th. .
For further information con
cerning applications, can
didates may call or write the
Academy offices at 338-6141,
Elizabeth City.
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS North Carolina Treasurer Harlan
Boyles Served as keynote speaker for the evening session of
the District I meeting of the North Carolina School Boards
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District Educators
SUNBURY - Educators
and educational leaders
gathered here April 20 for a
District I meeting ' of the
North Carolina School
Boards Association. After
noon and evening activities
included a general session,
business reports, election of
officers,, special presenta
tions, and a keynote
District I is composed of
the school units in the coun
ties of Bertie, Chowan,
Dare, Hertford, Camden,
Currituck, Gates, Pas
quotank and Perquimans.
Installation Marks
Thursday night marked an end and a beginning for two
local groups involved in community affairs. At that time the
Perquimans County Jaycees and Jaycettes held their an
nual Installation Banquet which also included end-of-the-year
awards recognition. '
NEW JAYCEE PRESIDENT Ray Ward was installed
Thursday night as the President of the Perquimans County
Jaycees for the 1977-78 year. Shown above, his wife, Louise,
presents him with his president's pin. Other pictures of
JayceeJaycette award winners appear on page 8 of this
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The meeting opened with
a general session presided
over by Alfred F. Stallings
Jr., NCSBA District I Presi
dent. Dr. Raleigh E.
Dingman, Executive Direc
tor of NCSBA gave a general
' status report. Also during
the session, new officers
were elected as follows:
president Ernest Ralph
White Jr. of Bertie County;
vice-president Norman
Earl Godwin of Hertford
County; and secretary
Larry Ivey of Bertie County.
An afternoon legislative
program included three
presentations two of which
were made by Perquimans
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GROUP LEADER Afternoon discussion groups gave
those attending the chance to deal specifically with educa-
tional issues. Pat Harrell, Perquimans County School
Superintendent, led one such
Discussing a point concern-
R.S. Monds, (left) Per
quimans County Commis-
, sioner and speaker from the
: Panfmnr Prnnmiccinn anil
Raleigh Dingman, Ex
ecutive Director of the
North Carolina School
Boards Association.
Monds, Perquimans County.
Commissioner and a
member of the Renfrow
Commission, explained the
purpose and achievements
of that 15-member commit
tee. The committee met
from September 1975 until
December 1976 to recodify
and reclassify laws in the
state affecting education.
Monds highlighted some of
the suggestions made by the
committee in specific areas
of interest. Also making a
presentation was Clifford
Winslow,' Chairman of the
Perquimans County Board
of Education and NCSBA
Treasurer. His topic of
discussion was legislative
prospects and he explained
The following 1977-78 Jaycee officers were installed by
Jay McClees, Jaycee District Director: President Ray
Ward, Administrative Vice President Douglas Umphlett,
Internal Vice President Ed Brown, External Vice President
Ray Winslow, State Director Parker Newbern, Recording
Secretary Thomas Hurdle, Corresponding Secretary Bill
Tice, Treasurer Mike Byrum, and Directors Wayne Ashley,
Ben Berry, Edward Byrum, Ronnie Capps, Archie Miller,
Julian Nixon, Clarence Rogers and Billy Stallings. Serving
as Chairman of the Board will be immediate Past President
Wayne Winslow. .
Perquimans County Jaycette officers installed by Sally
Miller, Regional Director, included : President Ann
Winslow, Vice President Jean Brown, State Director Faye
Nixon, Recording Secretary Dianne Phelps, Corresponding
Secretary Candy Eley, Treasurer Betty Hare, Historian
Carolyn Rogers and Directors Barbara Bentley, Daisy
Lane, Lynn Matthews, and Betty Russell.
Following recognition of guests, both clubs presented an
nual awards representing outstanding achievements of the
past year. Jaycette award winners included: Jaycette of
the Year Ann Winslow; Rookie of the Year Sylvia
Berry; Project Chairman of the Year Betty Jo Harrell;
and Presidential Award of Honor recipient Betty Hare.
Outgoing .. president Kathy Newbern also presented
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PARTICIPANTS Perquimans County Ralph Harrell, Emmett Long, and Clif-
was represented at the district meeting ford Winslow; Superintendent Pat Har-
by Parent Advisory Council members rell; and Commissioner R.S. Monds.
Estelle Felton and Mary Bryant; Board (Newbern photos)
of Education members George Baker,
proposed legislation of in
terest to public education. A
third topic discussed was
the newly enforced Budget
and Fiscal Control Act.
.In order for those at
tending to discuss problems,
gain insights, and share
ideas, discussion groups
were included at the
meeting. Pat Harrell,
Superintendent of Per
quimans County Schools,
was one of five moderators
for these sessions.
Following dinner and
entertainment, the group
reconvened to hear com
ments from keynote
speaker, .Harlan Boyles,
End And Beginning
Carolina Telephone Company, an in
dependent' telephone operating com
pany, today announced it has filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commis
sion a registration statement relating to
the proposed public offering of 200,000
shares of common stock. It is an-
Jicipated that the offering price will not
exceed $11 per share. The proceeds,
together with other funds, will be applied
to the funding of plant additions
scheduled for 1977 and estimated at 5
million. ,
PRESENTATION A presentation of the prospects of
legislation affecting education in North Carolina was made
by Clifford Winslow, Perquimans County Board of Educa-
tion Chairman and NCSBA Treasurer.
At Sunbury
North Carolina Treasurer.
The Lincoln County native
was introduced as a "friend
to education" and "a man
who represents us well in
the state office he holds." In
his comments, Boyles
discussed the question of a
succeeding chairman of the
State Board of Education.
He said, "The worst thing
that could happen for the
cause of education in North
Carolina is a seven to six
vote for that chair
manship." In discussing the
financial affairs of the state,
the State Treasurer said,
"The budgets of our state
and local governments in
North Carolina represent
what we the people want
Presidential Directors. Other certificates presented in
cluded Spokette Awards, Sparkette Awards and Perfect At
tendance Awards.
Award winners in the Perquimans County Jaycees in
cluded: Edward Byrum Director of the Year; Edward
Byrum Spark Plug Award Winner of the Year; Ronnie
Owens Spoke Award Winner; Ray Winslow Chairman
of the Year; and Ben Berry recipient of the Presidential
Award of Honor. Outgoing President Wayne Winslow also
recognized the 1976-77 Board of Directors with Presidential
Awards of Honor. Other presentations were made to Spark
and Spoke winners for the year. A life membership was ex
tended by the club to former Jaycee, Joe Rogerson Jr. And
a past president's plague was presented to Wayne Winslow.
Following installation of officers, outgoing and incoming
presidents of both cmbs presented remarks. -
Guest speaker for the evening was Joe Hollowell, Presi
dent of the North Carolina Jaycees. He praised both clubs
for their involvement in the community and challenged
even greater achievements in the upcoming year. Hollowell
was elected N.C. Jaycee President last May following a
campaign conducted by members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Jaycees of which he is a member. ,
The evening closed out with a slide presentation of ac
tivities and projects conducted during the past year.
them to represent. We apply
our resources in a way that
we take care of our basic
needs but also our cultural
needs. Our primary
resources come from a tax
structure that depends upon
self-assessment and volun
tary compliance." Boyles
also praised the Executive
Budget Act, adopted in 1925
and still intact, crediting it
with a continuous balancing
of the state budget. He also
emphasized the fact that
North Carolina ranks fifth in
the nation in the amount of
spending for education. He
said, "We do more for
education than 45 other
states on a per capita
Moseley, Hallgarten & Estabrook Inc.,
Wheat, First Securities', Inc. and In
terstate Securities Corporation have
been named as managers of the under
writing group that will market the"
shares to the public. , '
Norfolk Carolina Telephone Company
serves eight northeastern North
Carolina counties and a contiguous area
in southeastern Virginia, primarily in
the City of Chesapeake. As of Dec. 31,
1976, the company had in service 53,325
telephones in an area with a population
of approximately 121,000.

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