Pagt 4-The Perquimans Weekly. Htrtford. N.C., Thursday, September 15, 177
By KATHY M, NEWBEBN
"Mr. Maol" has retired.
' Some Perquimans citizens' know him as
The Milk Man; others by his name, Fenton
Fenton Hurdle's retirement June SO
ended a 27-year career. And with his
retirement, local citizens are not only los
ing door-to-door milk delivery, but are now
missing a familiar face, one that has
established itself as a local tradition.
Hurdle began in the late 30's as a sub
distributor for Maola Milk & Ice Cream
Co. As a subdistributor, he bought directly
from the company and then resold the milk
products to his local customers.
He served as a subdistributor con
tinuously to the present except for a three
year period of service with the 3rd Army,
Company A, 2nd Infantry, 5th Division. He
served in France, England and, most
notably, Luxembourg's Battle of the
Bulge. Hurdle was discharged due to bullet
wounds in the neck received from that
A native of Perquimans County, Hurdle
is married to the former Ada Lee
McDaniel of Weeks ville and they have four
Hurdle's career as a milk delivery man
has been notable in a variety of ways.
Many recall him from their school days
since he had milk accounts with the coun
ty's schools from the beginning of his
career up to his retirement.
Others recall Hurdle's promptness and
reliability. Hurdle missed only one day's
delivery in his 27 years and that was due to
lack of delivery from the New Bern sup
plier because of weather and road condi
tions one winter. People easily recall see
ing the familiar Maola truck, with Hurdle
behind the wheel, ploughing its way
through snow and down icy roads in the
early morning hours for many years.
And, at least eight or so young men
remember Hurdle as their first employer.
Throughout his career, Hurdle has utilized
the county's youth as milk "runners."
They helped him make those early
deliveries often starting at 5 a.m. His own
three sons helped in this capacity.
When he began, Hurdle served homes in
the Hertford area. When he retired, his
. route had grown to 40 miles daily including
parts of Perquimans, Pasquotank .and
Chowan counties. His business grew to in
clude delivery of some 600 gallons of milk
daily not counting the school account
which involved about 2,200 half pints each
day. , .
Hurdle has witnessed progress in the in
dustry. He admits that the paper and
plastic containers of today which are car
ried in refrigerated trucks is a definite im
provement over the glass bottles which
were kept on ice for deliveries in the
earlier years. That change, he said, has
resulted in a fresher product.
Understandably, Hurdle pointed to the
people as the most memorable part of his
job.. He said, "I just enjoyed the different
type of people I met" Hurdle added that
several customers have been with him
since he started and pointed out that he
served the Johnnie Gregory family of
Woodville through four generations.
Hurdle did recall one "unexpected
adventure" in reminiscing about his
career. He was witness to a hold-up at a
local grocery chain. Hurdle was in the
store when the hold-up occurred and went
outside to his truck planning to report the
incident x to the authorities. His plans
changed however, when one of those in
volved followed him, held a gun . to his
back, and "encouraged" him to return in
side. Hurdle escaped injury and personal
robbery. He recalled, "The man said he
wouldn't hurt me and wasn't after my
money but told me to go back inside. I
didn't have much choice."
But today, with his retirement, Hurdle is
considering the future. His plans for the
next six to twelve months include relaxing
and enjoying retirement status. "After
that," he said, "I'd maybe like to pick up a
part-time job a few days of the week."
When Hurdle announced his retirement,;,
the General Sales Manager at Maola sent
him a return letter expressing what the
company felt to be a true loss. That letter
pointed out that Fenton Hurdle served as
"Mr. Maola" in Perquimans County for
more than a quarter century.
As a friend and as a businessman whose
policy was service, Fenton Hurdle will be
Corn Prices Are Down
CRAFTSMAN'S FAIR PARTICIPANTS - Mr. and Mrs. L.
Herman Sawyer will be among the 61 craftsmen par
ticipating in the 19th Albemarle Craftsman's Fair
scheduled Sept. 21-24 at Knobbs Creek Recreation Center in
Elizabeth City. A large number of the craftsmen in the fair
are from the Albemarle area including Hertford. Admis
sion will be $1 for adults and 50 cents for students.
"Corn growers through
out North Carolina are hav
ing to contend not only with
the effects of a devastating
drought and insects, but
also with rock-bottom
prices," according to a re
cent statement by Donald
Madre. President of the
Perquimans County Farm
He said the severe
drought conditions did not
affect the corn crop in the
northeastern part of the
state as much as in some
other areas, however, he
said is has had some very
Madre pointed out that
statewide it is estimated
that the corn crop will be .
about 40 per cent under
' He said the fact that corn
prices have been well below
$2 per bushel have added
further injury to corn
growers in Perquimans
County as well as
throughout the state. "In
most cases," he indicated,
"this is not enough to cover
the costs of production."
. Madre said it just points
up once again the fact that
farmers cannot long con
tinue producing food and
fiber in return for "going
out of business" prices.
He added that the con
should not expect to see
lower farm prices reflected
at the supermarket "With
vn 11 HI Am a n niia ati '
. iu a wv iu mm a. aw a utwa f .
stantly rising, it is doubtful'
that farm price declines -
will have much Impact on
the grocery bill."
r' 1 '"'A (. - , I
J v-f -J ' "'' J.
I -r;. : .......
- ILjA j
AGENT OF THE MONTH
Crafton Matthews Jr. of
Hertford has been awarded
"Agent of the Month"
honors for August by Home
Security Life Insurance Co. ,
in the Elizabeth City
District. The award goes to
the agent for "Outstanding
Sales and Service."
BOAT FOR SALE
18' ft. V-Hull WINNER w1 35 h.p. Evinrude
outboard; power lift and trim; 18 gal. built in
and 6 gal. gasoline tank; electric bilge pump;
walk-thru windshield; new vinyl top wdetach
able vinyl cover extending to rear of hull;
transparent side curtains and galvanized
tandem oxles trailer, (Gator).
For Inspection and Demonstration contact:
A.K. CURE, HERTFORD CAMPGROUND
DOUBLE YOUR MONEY
Coin collector wishes to buy your "real
silver" U.S. coins dimes, quarters,
halves and dollars - at DOUBLE their
RETIRES - Fenton Hurdle, known as The Milk Man or
Mr. Maola, has retired as a subdistributor after 27 years.
Lawn mower prices will be up next year. See FCX
now for sensational end-of-season values. Prices
drastically reduced on our top quality mowers and
tillers. Save plenty by buying now. Finish out the
season with a new machine and be ready for next
spring. Limited quantities.
TURF-TRIM 3 HP. 20-IN. MOWER
Quality mower at bargain price.
3 H.P. 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton
engine with recoil starter. Re
mote throttle control. Loop
handle. Mag-type wheels. 20-
TURF-FLITE 5 HP. RIDING MOWER
5 H.P. rear mounted
Briggs & Stratton en
gine. 25-in. cut. 3
Lever operated park
ing brake. Adjustable
cutting heights. Great
2 HP. GARDEN TILLER
Dependability and perform
ance at a low price. 2 H.P.
engine, recoil start, chain driv
en tiller. Does toughest jobs.
Three cutting widths. Drive
clutch. Folding handle. Single
TURF-FLITE 3-12 HP.
CCI C.DDnDCI I Cl-k rm mm
mowing. Cuts a 22-in. swath U LK
3-1z rtr. 4-cycie Bnggs &
Stratton engine. Automatic
choke. Rewind start. A real
bargain at this price. '
model (not shown)
( n MODEL
I ft SJ1 CA01.70
Limited quantities. All models shown may not be available at
all FCX stores. Similar mc' s e'-o on sale. All mowers as
sembled and ready to go. F 3 C . o-y on riding mowers.
M That's whatthe
v 'itwTk wwc average grower earns
?Hj3QU (extra ?n ne broi!e? house
DMCOinillJB SdMEjff? chicE foTfbfdue.
The fact is, 95 of Perdue growers make more thaathe
amount guaranteed by their contracts with Fferdue.
A lot of farmers have made more than their guaran
tee on every single flock. We've had some growers
who've earned more from raising broilers than from
their row crops. Why? The weather doesn't guarantee
you anything, but a contract from Frank Perdue doesl
When you sign a Fferdue contract, you have it
in writing that every flock you raise v will pay
off. And with a grow-out period of A av eight
weeKS ior Droners,your guaranteed
income keeps coming in regularly.
This is no get -rich -Quick scheme.
Raising broilers takes time and work.
But if you're willing to put in a few
hours each day you can get a steady in
come out of it. For more information, fill
out the coupon and mail it to Fferdue.
' . . - .4. ". k
iii armrmm Hi ,mn nurmm-
I want to tallichfclien ullh Perdue.
Please send me more information on raising broilers.
Phone No.: .
L' '1 '-l.
Mail to: P.O. Box 753Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910 (919) 332-fl 1 1
CHURCH & MARKET ST.
MuKMeede qultngs grves
' , overttwMriMKirin cms Ma , ImHwkluaNy pacfcata1coaa
. WJIKIMI. f If Riy WWW ipHlUB
n n nr
fryJ aflangedtotheheavyBauga '1
s border lor iiiprt slaps
''11 k.'T 'rsttnlloninddiMWlly.
Study Simgiunl- jf,!.' iW
handlas for easy turning. 'f ' ;; 4'
1 ' " ' . " V ' ' sTA
3eautyrest provides deep
comfort with free-acting Individually
pocketed colls. BEAUTYREST conforms
no your own body contours, self-adjusts
nor differences In weight, and gives 1
support where It s needed most. - ,
.Twin Sl MtHrau or .:
lMuohing Box spring :
ss advortid en Tci:Tcr.!cht sticw
Chwr.cl 19 ,
BEAUTYMST IS DIFFERENT bwn H sivM ya I"
vtdually pockelefl eoili lh.1 act lna.pndwtiy. Pru down .
In on spot and B.ulyrst will "Qivo thtr. wttnout pull
Ing Ih. ml ih. mallrna down with H. Mot om 9f
Simmooa oomo In and try It youn.HI
THE MATTflt S FOR YOUR V ' E BOOT