WEEKLY Volume 33, No. 48 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 1, 1977 15 CENTS NEW OWNERS - Pictured above are the new ownfcrs of the newest business in Hertford, Hertford Ap parel, LTD. Left to right are Marshal Tyndell and Jerry Holt, owners, Joe Nowell, Roger Cretcher, Commerce and Industry Division of N.C. and Hert ford Mayer Bill Cox. LUNCHEON SERVED - These people enjoyed a delicious lunch served at Anglers Cove Restaurant last week while meeting the new owners of Hertford Ap parel, LTD. Civic Calendar THURSDAY, DEC. 1 Hertford Lions Club will meet at 8 p.m . + + + American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. + + + America* Legion Aux. will meet at 8 p.m FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. + + + Parksville Ruritan Club ? BBQ Chicken supper and auc tion at the Ruritan Building in Winfall. SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Holiday Island Civic League will meet at 1 p.m. at the Club House. MONDAY, DEC. 5 Hertford Town Council meets at 7:30. + + + Perquimans County Commissioners meet at 10:00 a.m. + + + Winfall Town Council meets. Winfall Fire Department meets. + + + Perquimans County Board of Education meets. TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Whiteston Homemakers meet. + + + Hertford Rotary Club will meet at 6:30. + + + Perquimans Masonic League meets. + + + Parksville Ruritan Club will meet. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Perquimans Jaycettes meet. THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Hertford Grammar PTA meets + + + Perquimans County Jaycees meet. business Horizons Workshop On November 17, 14 Seniors participated in a "Business Horizons Workshop" held at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C. Areas of participation were in accounting and finance, office manage ment and fashion and design. Seniors par ticipating were Priscilla Smith, Cora Jennings, Linda Archer, Anna Modlin, Shirley Copeland, Cheryl Jones, Mattie Jones, Gloria Johnson, Lisa Skinner, Vivian James, Alexander Moore, Brenda Walton, Agathia Wills and Elnora Rose. The students were ac companied by James S. Midgette, guidance counselor. Branch Office RALEIGH - Catholic Social Services, Inc., a social service agency licensed by the State of North Carolina and spon sored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, has announced the establishment of a branch office in Hertford. This of fice will offer services to the people of 14 counties in the northeastern section of the state: Gates, Hertford, Halifax, Martin, Washing ton, Tyrrell, Hyde, Dare, Chowan, Perquimans, Pas quotank, Camden, Cur rituck and Bertie Counties. Sister Barbara Gerwe and Sister Gloria Gilman, both Daughters of Charity, will staff the branch office and make their residence in Hertford. Sister Gerwe points out that this is the first branch office of Catholic Social Services. She is delighted that the agency is able to take this new step. Sister Gilman agrees. "I think it's impor tant to be with the people of the area and to be available to them, "she said. When asked to outline their principle work in the area, Sister Gilman said they would first have to Trassess the needs and make sure we don't duplicate existing ser vices." Studies indicate that there are needs for human services in the area which are still unmet by agencies afready working there. The sisters emphasized that their services will be available to anyone in the area and will not be limited to Catholics. They will work with th? Catholic parishes in Ue area and hope to en* courage parishioners to be involved in reaching out to meet the needs of the poor through service and advocacy. Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agen cy. The sisters have ex perience in working with family problems, problem pregnancies and basic social needs. The sisters will reside in Hertford in the building which also serves as St. Victor's Church. "The reason we chose Hertford Sister Gerwe said, "is because it is central to the area." Honor Roll Mr. Donald J. Parrotte, Headmaster of Albemarle Academy has announced the Academy's honor students for the second six weeks grading period, they are: Mark Griffin, Mario RECEIVES RECOGNITION - Dr. J. Parker Cheason J jr., president of College of the AJbemarie, preaenta a plaque to Thoaaa W. Willis, director of the Eaat Carolina University Regional Develop ment Institute, in appreciation of the I dedicated aaaiatance which he gave to the [?college in preparing the application for a Inderal construction grant in the amount of MlLf million which was recently approved by the Economic Development Ad ministration. The grant, in conjunction with other state and local funds, will allow COA to construct a new 75,000 square foot building on Ha Technical Center campus. The presentation highlighted a dinner meeting held last week by the community college's hoard of trustees. Gerald F. White, board chairman, is in the foreground. (COA photo) Howell, Sandy Sawyer, Blair James, Donna Fraizer, Eric Grossman, Jeff Jennings, Mark Maxwell, Pete Smithson, Jimmy Spivey, Gail Boothe, Marilyn Bright, Karen Forbes, Kim Forbes, Kathy Glover, Alfred Sanderlin, Marion Harrell, LuAnn Jordan, Joe Sanderlin, Chris Baker, Eva Smithson, Kent Copeland, Laurie White, Lou Anne Forbes, Vickie Godfrey, Betty Bell. Sarah Harrison, Missy Larabee, Natalie Roberts, Renee Barclift, Kevin Cruise, Michele Cherry, Amy Hastings, Mary Ann Long Danny Sloop, Larry Larabee, Carl Turner, Denise Banks, Greg Har rell, Sean Roby, Jonathan Crank, Robert Harrison, Cara Lynn Tarr, Marga Massey, Donna Winslow, Van Boothe, David Benton, Tim Wood, Ty Poston, Mike Baasett, Barbara Hulett, Marsha Roberts, Angle Godfrey, Sharon Haskett, Tammy Lane, Suzanne Spivey, Mike Walker, Daryl Morgan, Betsy Bagley, Teresa Duncan, Le Ann Etheridge, Allen Forbes, Brian Jennings, Dean Lane, Bonnie Sanderlin, Cindy Brifht, Peggy Sue Burgess, David Hass, Clay Manos, Wrenn Trotman, Gaye Morgan, Cheryl Sawyer, and Carol Spencer. Board Of Education Meets The Perquimans County Board of Education held its regular meeting Monday night, discussing several matters. In the policy area, the question of over night field trips brought up at the last meeting was discussed briefly. A related policy is being developed for con sideration by the board. It was announced that necessary budget amend ments will also be presented at the next meeting. In matters, the Board ap proved the employment of Elsie Thomas as interim teacher at Central Gram mar School for Brenda Winslow who is taking a leave of absence. Several items in the pro gram area were discussed, one of them being annual testing and competency testing. Superintendent Pat Harrell presented an up date of the status of this statewide program em phasizing the need to prepare now for the testing to take place in the spring. Harrell also explained that a six co-alliance for progress proposal would provide a full-time com munity education coor dinator for the six counties and funds for each county to have a part-time person in this area. A new program proposal was also discussed at length. Chairman Clifford Winslow explained that Chowan County has re quested Perquimans and Gates counties to consider the concept of a career or occupational center to serve students in all three counties. The center idea allows for the offering of courses that individual schools could not offer on their own, most of which would be vocational in nature. The board passed a motion to meet with the other two counties, express ing an interest to further in vestigate the possibilities of this proposal. The Board also went on record congratulating the Perquimans High School football team on its out standing season. Also in the program area, it was announced that $3,643.99 has been allocated as the county's share of state monies for a com munity based alternative program. Also, CETA funds in the amount of $34,000 have been allocated to the local system. The last item in the pro gram area to be discussed was state and southern association accreditation. The Board approved a mo tion to meet with ap propriate personnel to find out what would be involved in having the local system accredited. Several items were discussed in the area of ad ministrative operations, two of which related to im provements at Central Grammar School. The Board approved a motion to provide new roofing to the C.G.S. main building ex EDWARD E. BROWN JR. Brown Is Elected The manager of Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation, Hertford, has been elected to the board of directors of North Carolina EMC, a statewide organization representing the state's 28 rural electric cooperatives. Edward E. Brown, Jr. was elected for a two-year term on the nine-member board in a reorganization of the statewide EMC association. He will take office Jap. 1, when the association's new structure becomes effective. Under the new structure, the EMC association will consist of three cooperatives: N.C.EMC, the newly chartered N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives (N.C.AEC) and Tarheel Electric Membership Association (TEMA). N.C.EMC will conduct only those activities related to power supply, including negotiations with private power companies over bulk power rates. This corpora tion previously handled power supply matters as well as other association functions. Those other functions, such as government rela tions, communications and personnel development, will be taken over by. N.C.AEC. TEMA will continue as the EMC's central materials purchasing and supply operation, uirder the direction of a separate nine-member board of directors. As an EMC manager, Brown will also serve on the 56-member N.C.AEC board of directors, which consists of the manager aid a board member from each local EMC across the state. Brown, who has been secretary-treasurer of this board since lait March, will continue in that post until the three corporations hold a joint annual meeting next March. Members of the N.C.EMC and TEMA board* were selected from the member ship of the N.C.AEC board on a regional basis. eluding the auditorium. Ap proval was also granted on a motion to revitalize the driveway running behind C.G.S. in an effort to cut down on the safety and traf fic problems existing now due to cars and buses all loading and unloading in front of the school. On a request from the Perquimans County Recrecation and Parks Department to use facilities at Perquiamans Union School for Midget basket ball, the Board voted to develop a contractual agreement on the matter. The school calendar was discussed briefly concern ing Jan. 2 being the return ing day for teachers and students following the Christmas Holiday. Board members are considering changing this and will take action following an in formal survey. It was announced that the National School Boards Association will meet March 31-April 5 in Anaheim, Calif. The Board also approved a request to have school close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday (tomorrow) due to the annual community Christmas Parade. Before adjourning, the Board discussed at length the followup action necessary following the defeat of the $1.85 million school bond referendum while no action was taken, several alternatives were considered with several pending questions being discussed. C hristmas Parade To Be Held The annual Perquimans County Christmas Parade scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. should prove to be one of the largest and best ever. At press time, approxi mately seventy partici pating civic clubs, chur ches, individuals and organizations had joined the planned parade. Participants will assem ble at the Perquimans County High School at 3:15 and the parade will begin at 4 p.m. This year's parade is being sponsored by the Per quimans County Jaycees with assitance from the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce. The parade route this year will be as follows: Participants will leave the high school and head north on Edenton Road Street, proceed east on Grubb Street, will then continue south on Church Street, and westward along Dobb Street. The parade will then travel south along Edenton Road Street and will end up at the beginning point. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place floats. There will be a first and se cond place trophy awarded for the best band or unit of 60 or more members and a first and second place trophy awarded for the best band or unit of less than 60 members. Five judges will review the entries as they pass in front of the court house. Judges are Ray Ward (Chief Judge) of the Perquimans Weekly, Terry Williams of WCDJ Radio station and Allan Asbell of Peoples Bank, Edenton. To add the female touch, re maining judges are Thelma Elliott, and Shirley Culpepper. The parade will include approximately 25 floats bands, clowns and many other suprises which should keep the crowd entertained. One of the highlights of the annual Christmas Parade is the visit by Santa Claus. Tomorrow, he will be on hand to delight the young and the young at heart. Santa will stop downtown at the courthouse green with goodies for the children. With Christmas less than a month away, let us, the people of Perquimans County usher in the Holiday Season, the Christmas Parade and Santa Claus ? tomorrow at 4 p.m. Library Update By WAYNE HENRITZE BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE The bookmobile will be operating in the Bethel and Harvey's Point section of Perquimans County this Friday and every third Friday thereafter on the following schedule: Destination Arrives Departs Edenton Farm Supply 9:30 10:00 Bethel Baptist Church 10:10 10:40 Snug Harbor Club House 10:50 11:20 Holiday Island Club House 11:40 12:10 Southern Shores Club House 12 : 30 1 : 00 Hertford Beach 1:05 1:35 Wynnefork Development 1:45 2:15 Perquimans Library 2:20 2:50 Gabby 's Restaurant 3:00 3:30 Story Hour Your preschool child is invited to our regular Friday Story Hour from 10-11 a.m. MEMORIAL BOOKS The following memorial books have been placed in the library recently. THE ANTIQUE ILLUSTRATED DIC TIONARY, IN THE RUSSIAN STYLE, THE SEASONAL HEARTH, AND THE WORLD OF ANTIQUES, all in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Myers Relfe; THINGS I REMEMBER in memory of Mrs. Lillie Belle Sawyer; PRO FOOTBALL GAMEBREAKERS in memory of Mr. Thomas Blouut Sumner; and THE CRUSADERS IN THE HOLY LAND in memory of Mrs. Shellie White. NEW BOOKS CHASE THE WIND by E.V. Thomas is a love story set in the early days of the British trade union movement. THE WITCH HILL MURDER by Pauline Winslow is a detective story in which a Scotland Yard detective in vestigates the murder of hit best friend and on his wedding day. THE SIEGE OF THE VILLA LIPP by Eric Ambler is a novel about a new breed of criminal, the "able criminal" who might use a tax shelter investment service to gain material for a blackmail operation, etc. THE FRENCH ATLANTIC AFFAIR by Ernest Lehman is a suspense novel involving a highjacked ocean liner and international efforts to avert a tragedy. REFINER'S FIRE by Mark Helprin is a complex novel about a foundling who crows np and travels around the world in a path that draws him back to his own origins in the 1173 October War.