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    Po J-Th Perqulmaiw Weekly. Hertford, W.C., Thursday, September M, W7
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Letters To The Editor
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School BondAlterna fives Given
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TO THE EDITOR:
' ; In the Sept. 8th issue of TAe Perquimans Weekly, there
Appeared notice informing the citizens of Perquimans
County of a special election to be held on Nov. 8, 1977. The
special election will give qualified voters of the county an
opportunity to approve or disapprove the issuance of school
bonds in the amount of $1,850,000. Funds from sale of the
bonds, if approved by the voters, would be used for con
struction of new buildings to form part of the present
"county high school buildings complex, for the acquisition of
necessary land, reconstruction of some of the present
'buildings and for furnishings and equipment.
; ; The writer leeis mat county residents wui ne interested
in additional information on this matter and; while that
mnv hp fnrthrnmine In future issues of The Perauimans
" Weekly, this appears to be a good time to start.
, The Commissioners of Perquimans County and the Coun
ty Board of Education have been involved in discussions on
this matter for a number of months and various notices
have appeared in the press informing the public of the legal
steps being taken in preparation for issuance of the bonds.
While this procedure appears to the writer to have "the
'cart before the horse," this is not the prinicple issue of con
cern here. '
As a result of conversations with the various Commis
sioners (at public meetings) and with the high school prin-
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fional information is available regarding the proposed
tjond issue, its cost to the taxpayers of the county, and the
'estimated cost of the proposed new scnooi construction,
remodeling, reconstruction, repairs to present buildings,
etc.
- 1. Estimated costs for the new high school complex (this
IScludes remodeling, reconstructing some of the present
Education and County School Superintendent might be ap
proximately $3,000,000. The writer expects that this figure
may increase rather than decrease should negotiations
-fiver reach the contract stage.
- 2. Of this total (approximately $3,000,000) the proposed
bond issue would provide $1,850,000.
3. Approximately $500,000 is presently available from the
State of North Carolina in State School Bond monies.
. 4. The Commissioners of Perquimans County have, over
'the past years, accumulated a special capital school fund
for just this purpose. That fund now amounts to approxi
mately $500,000.
5. The proposed bond issue will require approximately 20
"years for repayment.
: 6. The interest charges to be paid by the Perquimans
County taxpayers during the 20-year period would amount
to $1,190,400.
; 7. The tax rate for Perquimans County now stands at $.95
npr 11 (W) assessed value one nf the highest rates in the
Albemarle area. At present, out of every $.95 paid in taxes,
$.52 is allocated for the county schools.
; . 8. If the bond issue is approved, the tax rate will need to
be increased approximately $.20 per $100 assessed value in
order to pay for the bonds and their interest charges. The
total tax rate would then amount to about $1.15 per $100
assessed value.
. The writer believes that the voters should not approve
the proposed bond issue and suggests the following:
1. That the Board of Education and the County School
.. Superintendent revise the plans for the high school com-
nlov anH that the nrncent hinMincrs he PanairaH peftir.
bished and remodeled with no new construction included.
2. That the $1,000,000 now available ($500,000 from the
State of N.C. and $500,000 from Perquimans County Com-
iiiissiuaer: ue useu iur me neeaea repairs, reconstruction
! and remodeling noted above.
3. That the county adopt a "pay as you go" policy rather
Ithan assuming a $3,040,000 debt for a period of 20 years.
; ($1,850,000 bonds plus $1,190,000 in interest)
4. That these recommendations "make sense" in view
of the county's declining population and projected enroll-
Constitution
; Week Is Noted
TO THE EDITOR:
I would like to call to the attention of the citizens of Per
' quimans County that the week of September 17-23 has been
proclaimed as Constitution Week by President Jimmy
Carter and Hertford Mayor Bill Cox.
I am requesting the businesses and citizens of the area to
- fly their American Flags during this week in honor of the
190th anniversary of the writing of this comprehensive
document.
I Our Constitution, in times of stress as well as in peace,
I has provided the American people with a more enduring
and practical government and a greater degree of pros-
perity than any other people have ever had.
- The framers of the Constitution believed in the worth and
I dignity of the human soul, in free competition, in the
I nobility of labor, and in the right to live and work free
from tyranny of state or class. We must maintain constant
I vigilance to protect these freedoms!
Sincerely
MRS. MARION SWINDELL, Chairman
Constitution Week
I Edenton Chapter DAR
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ment figures for the high school during the next seven
years as outlined below:
GRADES TOTAL
9th 10th 11th 12th
1978- 1979 166 173 198 166 703
1979- 1980 173 198 166 147 684
1980- 1981 198 166 147 128 ' 639
1981- 1982 166 147 128 132 573
1982- 1983 147 128 132 140 547
1983- 1984 128 132 140 121 , 521
1984- 1985 " 132 140 121 134 527
Very Sincerely Yours, '
J.P. PERRY, JR.
306 N. Front St.
Hertford, N.C.
Lunch Menus
For Sept. 26-30
The following are the
lunch menus for Per
quimans County Schools for
the week of Sept. 26-30:
HERTFORD GRAMMAR
PERQUIMANS CENTRAL
PERQUIMANS UNION
Mon. Sept 26
Hamburger on Bun
French Fries
Lettuce and Tomato
Milk
Tues.Sept.27
Pizza
Green Beans
Chilled Peaches
Cake
Milk
Wed. Sept. 28
Meat Loaf with Gravy
Steamed Cabbage
Whipped Potatoes
Cornbread
Milk
Thurs. Sept. 29
Smoked Sausage
Green Peas
Baked Apples
Cheese Biscuit
Milk
Fit Sept. 30
Hot Dog on Roll
Baked Beans
Fruit Cup
Cookies
Milk :
PERQUIMANS HIGH
Mon. Sept. 26
Hamburger on Bun OR
Chuckwagon with Gravy
French Fries
Lettuce and Tomato
Lima Beans
Hot Rolls
Milk
Tues. Sept. 27
Pizza OR
Cheeseburger on Bun
Green Beans
Buttered Corn
Chilled Peaches
Milk
Wed. Sept. 28
Meat Loaf with Gravy
Steamed Cabbage
Whipped Potatoes
Fruit Cocktail
Cornbread
Milk
Thurs. Sept. 29
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
OR Smoked Sausage
Green Peas
Baked Apples
TaterTots
Cheese Biscuit
Milk
Fri.Sept.J0
Beef Stew OR '
Hot Dog on Roll
Baked Beans
Slaw
Pear Halves
Cake
Milk
SEPT. 1939
By VIRGINIA WHITE
TRANSEAU
JUDGES PREFERRED
BRUNETTES: RESULTS
OF BEAUTY CONTEST:
Beauty queens named at
the State Theatre Beauty
Contests last Thursday and
Friday nights and thereby
entitled to try-outs for
"Miss North Carolina" at
some later date in Blowing
Rock and subsequent
screen tests, were Miss
Sybil Layden as "Miss
Hertford" on Thursday
night and Miss Nita
Newbold as "Miss Per
quimans County," and Miss
Nonie Lou Lane as the
"Junior Queen" on Friday
night. Miss Layden is the
- daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Layden and Miss
Newbold is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Newbold.
The . Junior Queen Miss
Lane is the little blonde
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
In The News-
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur of
Asheville visited relatives
in Hertford for several days
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
White, who are spending
the summer at their cottage
at Nags Head were at their
home in Belvidere a few
days this week.
Don White, student at
N.C.S.U., Raleigh, spent
the weekend with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mac
White, in Belvidere.
Joe Ward Proctor and
son, Dwayne, of Harvey
Point spent Sunday at Nags
Head.
The
Perquimans Weekly
Court House Square
HERTFORD, N.C. 27944
Entered as second class
matter November 15, 1934
at Post Office in Hertford,
N.C.
RAY WARD
General Manager
KATHY NEWBERN
News Editor
OFFICE HOURS
9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Monday-Thursday
PHONE 426-5728
Newt and advertising deadline 11
a.m. Tues. prior to Thurs. pub
lication. SUBSCRIPTION RATES
ONE YEAR
Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Ed
wards and Walter Ed
wards, Jr. spent the
weekend at their cottage at
Nags Head.
Mr. and Mrs. S.M.
Whedbee were guests of
Miss Mary Taylor at
Stovall for several days last
week. . v. .- v
Mrs. Reba Owens spent
the weekend in Elizabeth
City with her mother, Mrs.
Kenyon Bailey.
Miss Sara Willow, stu
dent at UNC-Wilmington,
spent the weekend with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs.,
EldonWinslow.
John Lane of Wlnfall.
Mayor Darden crowned the
queens each night and
Manager B.L. Gibbs pinned
on the ribbons.
LIBRARY BOARD IS
APPOINTED: WILL
MEET SEPT. 21: Acting
for the County Board of
Commissioners, Charles
Whedbee has appointed the
following members of the
Library Board for Per
quimans County: Mrs.
E.M. Perry and Mrs. J.M.
Fleetwood for six years
each, Miss Mae Wood
Winslow and Granbery
Tucker for four years each,
and Mrs. L.J. Winslow and
David Cox Jr. for two years
each. The county has made
available the amount of
$300 for purchase of books
and another sum in the
same amount : will be
available in the spring.
Town of Hertford adds $180
per year to the total and is
to be used by the Library
Board for library services.
WINSLOWS OFF TO
SCHOOL: Leigh and Jack
Winslow, sons of 'Mr. and
Mrs. E.L. Winslow, left for
school on Monday; Leigh
for Fishburne Military
Academy at Waynesboro,
Va., and Jack for Long
Island. Betty Winslow,
daughter of Sheriff and
Mrs. J.E. Winslow, left
Wednesday for St.
Margaret's School at Tap
panhannock, Va. Her
mother and Jeaa Newbold,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J.H. Newbold, motored her
up to Tappanhannock.
7.50
"AU SUBSCRIPTIONS
PAYABU IN ADVANCI"
Published By
Advance Publications
Inc.
Elizabeth City. N.C.
DIXIE AUTO PARTS
HAS ENLARGED THEIR
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
PHONE 426-5716
Electronic Front End Alignment
9.95
Electronic Balancing on Wheel
3.50ea.
Oil & Filter Change
$8.95
WE MAKE EXHAUST & TAIL PIPES,
DUAL EXHAUST KITS
WE REPAIR & CLEAN RADIATORS
& TURN BRAKE DRUMS.
WE CARRY FARM BUREAU TIRES
& BATTERIES
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Your Pharmacist
Charles Woodard
Says-
Wo.Nl.rd'. I'h.rmiKy. 1111 N. Htm l.
Warnings for alcohol
ounces of alcohol per
day consumed during
pregnancy reportedly in-
Man's attempt to
"mix" alcohol has been
an on-going comedy,
except for one thing: It s
not funny. Ask the
victims of drunk drivers
or broken homes. More
recently, epidemic num
bers of our school-age
youth are consuming
alcoholic drinks,: and
many are becoming alco
holic. The latest alcoholic
Warning concerns expec
tant mothers. Three
creases risks of offspring
abnormalities. " -y
No one can win with
alcohol. Remember once
and for all, alcohol is a
drug a potent drug.
Let's take it seriously, for
everyone s sake!
PrMenption Rpmalwta
Woodard's Pharmacy
Dial 426-5527 Hertford, N.C.
ffaM;:i;uf 07tf;wi
We now have the following items
available to aid you in fall gardsnmg:
RYE, 31 -FESCUE, LIME
AND FERTILIZER
Also we would be most happy to
rent you any necessary equipment
including spreaders, rakes, shovels,
hoes, sprinklers and garden hoses.
For landscaping purposes, we invite
you to surround your home with our
lovely foundation shrubs, Jap holly,
boxwood, juniper, burfordi ; holly,
azaleas and trees.
You are also welcome. to view our
fall mums in assorted colors, and all-'
size pumpkins.
For brightening your home or office,
we have a wide variety of plants, plus
our hanging baskets which are now
Vz off the regular price!
CALLUS FOR FREE LANDSCAPING
ESTIMATES
LEAR Y PLANT FARMS
GARDEN SHOP
Route 1 Edenton, N. C.
Phone 221-4S71
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Free-a dozen spring-action clothes pins to
anyone who makes a savings deposit.
Put the sun in your pocket. Make a deposit in a new or
existing savings account at Peoples Bank and get a package of
12 energy-saving clothes pins free, while our supply lasts.
yfA snap to uso; These spring-action pins are easier to use
than ordinarylotlies pins and have a better grip.
The best cftko r-st. Generations of people found that
, hanging clothes outdoors was the best way to got them dry.
Using sunpover to dry your wash can make it frcch end sweet
as times gone by. . ,
TI:o Prczlznt will lovo ycj. Using clothes pins caver, cl:e-
tricity.lt s in keeping with our country s energy c
policy. So make a deposit at Peoples Ban': end f
tree clothes pms. 1 ju il be
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