U STANDARD PRINTING' CO xfcx LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40200 THE PEE Volume 33, No. 17 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Apr. 28, 1977 15 CENTS Helms &Byrd To Appear WEEE1LY 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 history. 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 Reei 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 point. 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 school.'" 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 Demo Meets Set 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. stration 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 College.; 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 competitions. 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 school. 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. . .t .. kT.fr Tzr ' 1.4!' "-t ' i ,j .q nMtOr ' 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 Association. 1 J : 1 ' District Educators By KATHY M. NEWBERN 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 speaker. 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 By KATHY M. NEWBERN 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 issue. . J j 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 County residents. R.S. "J ;v 1 n U J , .(- : . ; - V :.' .-: j"": I ; . : ; U 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 ON I.FfitSI ATIOH Discussing a point concern- R.S. Monds, (left) Per quimans County Commis- , sioner and speaker from the : Panfmnr Prnnmiccinn anil , V... V T VWIUIUI0UIVU UIIU 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 Stocks Available discussion. -r- --A fit '4, 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, Gather 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 . ELIZABETH CITY - Norfolk 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 basis." 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.