' Gubernatorial hopeful Bob Scott labeled the Virginie
Electric and Power Company issue a false one during cam
paigning in the area last week, and Scott is probably right.
? There isn't much chance that North Carolina officials
can force the utility to sell out its Northeastern North Carolina
concerns unless the utility decides such sale would be in its
own best interest.
First, their is the problem of finding a willing buyer.
Secondly, there is the complication of the long term contract
held by VEPCO. Scott rightfully pointed out that even a sale to
which both parties agreed would be tied up in the courts for
Scott said Hunt is using the utility as a "whipping boy" to
further his own re-election effortsd.
This may or may not be the case. We submit however, that
there may be more good in the move to oust VEPCO than Mr.
Scott would care to admitt.
Just because a pig is enevitably bound for market doesn't
mean he can't squeal a little along the way. And our squealing
about electric rates may do more than just exercise our vocal
What little pressure we can bring against VEPCO may cause
the utility to re-examine its operating procedures and rate
structures and save us a penny or two down the road.
If VEPCO officials' future predictions are accurate, the
company is experiencing temporary difficulties that will be
resolved within the next few years.
By the time a-sale could be forced through, the firm's rates
would be in line with other utilities.
The question is, can the utility solve its problems as easily as
It says it can?
Our continued protests may at least pressure VEPCO into
making a stronger effort, thereby having a downward impact
t>n our light bills in the future.
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governor, telling him that the
grant application had been
; An 11-person committee
made up of teachers, coun
selors and administrators has
already begun work on
drawing up a curriculum for
the center, Stallings said.
* The committee met on Jan.
9 and came up with a list of
program areas that might be
included in the center
In the vocational field, these
program areas included:
trades); electronics (air
data; graphics; health
metals; food; agriculture;
*nd business office oc
In academics, the areas
included: lanquages; science;
art; reading and classrooms;
and ecology -energy.
Stallings said that each
program area is a broad
heading underwhich several
courses could be taught. He
stressed that the committee
meeting only initiated the
curriculum planning process.
"This was the starting
point," Stallings said. "Now
we want to take it to the
teachers (representing each
of the subjects within a
program area) and let them
study it," he said.
The final curriculum will be
based, at least partially, on
Commission figures that
project employment needs in
the area through 1985, he said.
Stallings said that state,
federal and private
organizations have shown an
interest in the Tri-County
concept, but want finalized
information on curriculum,
facility design and cost before
making a decision.
Library of fers
tax forms help
. Information on how to fill
out a federal tax return,
prepared by the Internal
Revenue Service on audio
cassette tapes, is now
available at the Perquimans
The tapes are available at
no cost and can be checked out
just like other library
materials. The tapes play on
any standard cassette tape
player. A tape player is also
available for loan from the
The tapes explain step-by
step the preparation of both
IRS short Form 1040A and the
longer Form 1040, along with
instructions for completing
schedules A and B, used to
report itemized deductions
and income from interest.
To make best use of the
tapes, users should have their
tax forms and instructions
available. If needed, forms
and instructions can be ob
tained by calling the IRS toll
free number (1-800-822-8800)
or can be picked up at any
local IRS office.
"THE. TOO, miWt RfcSOUfltfc CUTTER
Taking a look backward
by VIRGINIA WHITE TRANSEAU
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME TO BECOME EFFECTIVE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9: Daylight Savings Time will again
become effective throughout Perquimans County Monday,
February 9. Congress passed a bill making the fast time ef
fective and President Roosevelt signed the bill on Monday of
this week. Unlike the daylight savings time of last summer, all
government activity, such as post offices, etc., and inter-state
commerce will come under the set-up this time and there
should be little of the confusion that prevailed before. The new
time will become effective at 2 a.m. on February 9, and will
continue until six months after the war ends, unless Congress
revises the law.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Mr. and Mrs. Johnny White, of
New Hope, announce the birh of a son, born Monday, January
ASHELY-DAVIS: Miss Lois Davis, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W.T. Davis, of Upper Chowan County, and Thomas L.
Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Ashley, of near Edenton,
were married on Wednesday, January 14, 1942, at the Baptist
in refusing petition
Editors, THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY,
The column "My Turn", in last week's paper sounded very
good. However I do wish to disagree with the part about
Governor Hunt refusing to sign the Vepco petition.
Since he is not a resident of this area his name on this
petition would be fraudulent. We don't expect a man of his high
moral standards to be a fraud. Also his signature would be
redundant since he had already, on more than one occasion
openly stated that Vepco should leave the area.
Anne E. Young
Editors, THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY,
Bucky Carlton, as I always called my uncle Dr. C. A.
Davenport, was my idol as far back as I can remember.
Not an extremely large man, he was to my childish
evaluation the strongest man around.
He had very firm convictions which I readily shared because
of my great admiration for him. I could never understand why
he took so much time with me, and made it his concern to see
that I had fun.
We were so very different in our make up. He was totally
fearless and very agile. I was tall for my years and awkward
and afraid of many things, but if I had fears, I didn't lack in
enthusiasm for all kinds of boyhood fun.
parsonage at Center Hell, The Rev. Frank Cale performed the
ARCHIE LANE RESIGNS FROM DRAFT BOARD: Archie
T. Lane, a member of Perquimans Draft Board since he was
appointed to fill the position left vacant by the resigning of W.
G. Hollowell, has tendered his resignation as a member of the
board, effective immediatly. A successor to the place has not
yet been named.
SUGAR RATIONING ESTABLISHED HERE TO CON
SERVE SUPPLY: Another war-time rationing hit Hertford
last week when several of the grocers of the town began the
rationing of sugar to conserve the supply now on hand. Some
merchants are issuing sugar in amounts pertaining to other
purchases and most are limiting each customer to five pounds
per week. The action was made necessary through the extra
buying on the part of customers, and although it is now deemed
possible that no actual sugar shortage will occur during the
coming year, there is the fact that continued heavy buying and
hoarding of the commodity will cause such a shortage, thus the
merchants acted in an effort to protect their customers.
His patient and gentle manner helped me lose much of the
natural fear that I had. He never pushed me to do things that I
feared but in his quiet way coaxed me to do them.
Bucky Carlton was studying medicine during my years in
grade school and our summers were spent on the Albemarle
Sound which ran in back of my grandmother's home.
Bucky Carlton was not ambitious to the point of fanaticism
but had no patience with short cuts. To him the only way to
succeed was by hard work. He believed man should work hard,
but should not neglect to enjoy the fruit of his labors.
Bucky Carlton seemed in his quiet way to eqjoy everything
about life immensely, and his enthusiasm for it seemed con
One of the characteristics of Dr. Davenport was his fondness
for the fair sex. I was always welcome to come along when it
was a fishing date. He felt that girls should enjoy fishing as
much as he did, and they surely seemed to.
The years passed by quickly and Bucky Carlton finished
medical school. When his internship was over, he brought
home a new bride when he came to look for a location to
practice. He looked for and found a small town situated on the
water, thinking more about living than making a living.
That same stubborn determination to do his work well that
carried him through medical school made for him a reputation
as an excellent physician. I have heard him say many times if
you want to be something, try to be good, even if you choose
Bucky Carlton was not a brain by any stretch of the
imagination, but was a wonderful doctor who had completely
mastered his profession. Just a visit with him in his office
would restore hope to most of his patients.
Once in his adopted community, he settled down to the
business of living and making a living. He was able to make
many of his boyhood dreams of yachts and pretty automobiles
come true. Along with this he put more in his profession than
he expected to get out of it. Always a kind hearted man willing
to help anyone, his life was not to be a long one but truly a rich
one in accomplishments. He often said life will be no pleasure
when I am no longer useful And so he was useful to the end
dying as he had lived? quietly.
Nephew of the late Dr. C. A. Davenport
Housing subsidization sought
The Hertford Town Council
moved to add rent sub
sidization for 40 existing
Perquimans County struc
MIKE MclAUCMJN 1
tures to its housing assistance
application following a public
hearing last week.
The action was taken after a
recommendation from Lewis
Taylor, a representative of
Howard Capps Redevelop
The existing structures
would have to comply to
standards established by the
Federal Department of
Housing and Urban
The Housing Assistance
Plan falls under Section a of
HUD, which provides rent
subsidy for low income
struction of 32 new units which
would provide housing for 11
elderly and II low income
Perquimans County residents.
Possible locations for the 32
units were discussed by the
council. Apparently, com
munity housing specialists
have deemed the King Street
area, presently aider
renovation, as unsuitable.
The Wynne Fait area has
also been under consideration
but Hertford Mayor Bill Cox
tint h??wtog spfflaltrti
did net seem enthusiastic
about that sight either.
The possiblity of locating
the 32 structures at several
locations v as considered but
rejected as impractical from a
The town would have two
options as to who would
manage the new structures.
They coukl elect to appoint the
developer of the units to own,
manage, and pay taxes on the
units, or the Hertford Homing
Authority could manage them
and pay the town of Hertford
an amoimt in lieu of taxes.
Cox wis in favor of giving
full responsibility to a
developer. "Let a reputable
ficult for the town to profit
from the added responsibility.
Taylor also noted that it would
be to a developer's advantage
to properly maintain the
complex and farther cited
attractive nnlta in both
Edenten and Elizabeth City
that have been well managed
It was finally decided that
the question of management
should be made by both the
town council aad the Hertford
The Housing Assistance
public hearing was held as a
requirement by HUD for
completion of an application
for subsidised housing in
Hertford and Perquimans
' f ?? , 'V "
The federal government recently issued a formal statement
deeming this "a mild winter." Thanks. We wouldn't have
I will say, however, ihat I had my suspicions. For example, I
have noticed that my dog, in mkl-January, is still shedding a
bushel of fluff daily.
I took my winter coat to the cleaners and forgot where it
And I haven't even thought of digging out my long handles
But I'm not alone in my astute inklings of the slight season.
One girl I know said she began to have her doubts about the
"rage of winter" when she noticed daffodils and croci
sprouting in her back yard.
And area hunters began to get suspicious when they couldn't
find any ducks to shoot. Apparently, the ducks, too, had an idea
of the inclimate weather because they haven't come down for
the winter yet. They're still waiting for it.
But I must say that the biggest clue of the "mild winter"
came upon examination of my monthly heating bill, which has
been surprisingly low.
Which reminds me of another formal statement issued by
the federal government shortly after their provacative
disclosure of seasonal observations.
Because of the moderate winter, we haven't had to rely on
the old fossil fuel quite as much as had been anticipated.
This in turn has created somewhat of a surplus in our oil
reserves and the predicted shortage appears unlikely at this
But there is still no chance of the oil prices dropping.
Maybe the federal government will issue a formal statement
sometime explaining that one.
The North Carolina
Democratic Party has begun
the process of selecting
delegates to the 1980
Democratic National Con
vention. North Carolina will
send 69 delegates and 45
alternates to the convention,
which meets in New York City
from August 11-14.
Most of the national con
vention delegates will be
selected in the eleven
district conventions on May
31. The balance will be elected
at-large at the state con
vention on June 21.
"We hope that a large
number of active Democrats
from across the state will seek
election as delegates," party
chairman Russell Walker
said. The party, he added, is
committed to send equal
numbers of men and women to
the national convention and to
encourage participation by
represented groups within the
Candidates for the
delegatation will be asked to
indicate their presidential
preference. The number of
delegates to which candidates
will be entitled, will depend on
their performance in the May
6 North Carolina presidential
Walker advised prospective
candidates for national con
vention delegate to take two
steps within the next few
weeks. First, obtain a "Notice
of Candidacy" form from N.C.
Democratic Headquarters, P.
0. Box 12196, Raleigh 27605.
These forms are due at the
party office by May 12.
Secondly, attend the
Democratic precinct meetings
at the polling places on March
13. At this meeting, delegates
will be selected for the
Democratic county con
ventions to be held on April 19.
The county conventions will
elect delegates to the district
and state conventions where
the national convention
delegation will be chosen.
Illegible plates will be
exchanged at no rharao
RALEIGH ? Illegible
icense plates will be replaced
it no charge during the up
oming registration renewal
teriod, according to the
tate's motor vehicle com
Sales of 1960 license plates
nd validation stickers began
ist week. The new stickers or
ags must be displayed ro
iter than midnight Feb. 15.
A IS fee will be charged for
eplacement of a tag if the
ehicle owner cannot provide
? 0 -
the illegible license plate, said
Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles Elbert L. Peters, Jr.,
"but, if a tag has been ob
scured by normal wear and is
difficult to read, it will be
exchanged at no cost."
Validation stickers will be
used to renfew the registration
of the following types of
vehicles: private passenger
trucks, motorcycles, trailers
and rental or leased
Heart Fund week
Sonant Haste, president of the Perquimans
County Heart Association looks over a
document signed by Hertford Mayor Bill
Cox,(l), proclaiming February as Heart
Month. Cox jtf*Vrs. Haste in urging all
residents of Perquimans County to support
the 1*0 Burt Fund Campaign. The latest
statistics from the U J. Public Health Service
?how that heart ud stroke death* ia the UJB.
to decline, a fact whieh leading
have credited to the
o I the American Heart