THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 3?, No. 37 USPS 42S-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, September 15, 1983 20 CEN'
Heritage Day kicks off Summer Festival
By PAT MANSFIELD
The second annual Indian Summer
FMtival will open Thursday, Sep
tember IS, Heritage Day, at 10:30
a.m. at the Newbod White House,
with "A Tribute to Native America."
The Perquimans County High
School Band, under the direction of
David Zlemba, will open the day and
Billy Wooten of Winfall, will sing the
Betty Mangum, Director of Indian
Education, North Carolina Depart
ment of Public Instruction, will be
the opening speaker. A Lumbee
Indian, Mangum will speak on
Another Lumbee Indian, and noted
author, Adolph Dial will follow
Mangum, and speak on "The
American Indian, Then and Now."
Dial is a professor of History at
Pembroke State University and is
author of the book, "The Only Land I
Know: A History of the Lumbee
Professor Dial will be on hand later
in the day to sign and sell his book.
He and Director Mangum will also be
visiting local schools.
' Hertford Council approves
closing city cemetery at dark
By JANE WILLIAMS
Discussion centered on a request to
} secure Cedarwood Cemetery during
the dark hours Monday night at the
Hertford Town Council meeting.
A petition was presented to the
Council bearing the signatures of 243
individuals asking that Cedarwood
Cemetery be closed at night to help
prevent littering and vandalism on
In a previous meeting the council
f voted to place No Parking signs in
the cemetery, which was done ap
proximately two weeks ago.
Several council memebers voiced
the opinion that they thought the
signs were inadequate. It was
pointed out that a few of the signs
were stolen the first night.
Councilman Billy Winslow said, "I
have checked the cemetery every
day since our last meeting and have
f found two beer cans in that period. I
think we're being hasty when the
signs have only been up for two
Councilman Joe Towe White, Jr.
stated that the cemetery was also
being used for purposes other than
those intended by the town. "I saw a
man out there playing golf on the
back portion of the cemetery away
from the graves the other day,"
Councilman John Beers said, "I
feel that the cemetery should be
utilized and respected, it is not right
to leave it open for these hap
Councilman Winslow pointed out
that the town would lose road
revenues if the cemetery was closed.
Hertford Mayor Bill Cox confirmed
that Hertford would lose $885 per
year from the State Power Agency if
the road through the cemetery was
closed at night. "According to Ralph
Shaw, Executive Director of Nor
theastern NC Municipal Power
Agency, whenever a road is closed it
is no longer considered a public
road," Cox said. (Hertford gains $885
in revenue for each mile of public
A motion was made by Councilman
Beers to formulate a plan to close the
cemetery during dark hours and to
draw up and ordinace to use the
cemetery for cemetery purposes
The motion was approved.
In other action the council denied a
request from the Board of Education
to allow them access to the road
adjacent to the bus garage during
home football games.
The council voted uananimously to
sell to Hoffler Lumber Co., standing
timber on approximately two acres
of land around the well field ad
joining the Wilson estate.
The council granted permission to
the Mayor to negotiate with
Dickerson Inc. concerning street
work at the site of the work project on
In executive session the council
appointed Walter Edwards, Jr. town
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Cotton Gin opens
The Cotton Gin, located in
Winfall, will have an open
house this Saturday, Sep
tember 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.
W Known as Nixon and Ward,
Inc. the gin will be managed
by Claxtoo Stalling! and will
be ready (or operation in time
for this year's harvest. A
modular building, used for
storage, and a new cotton
picker will be on display
during the open house
(Photos by Pat Mansfield)
Wreck claims life of pastor
; Rev. Curtis Allen Proctor, native
and lifelong resident of Newland and
^ Pasquotank County, age 71, died
V Saturday morning at Albemarle
Hospital as the result of injuries
RKV. C. A. PROCTOR
incurred last Tuesday when his
automobile was struck by a tractor
Proctor had been the Pastor of
Saunders Grove Baptist Church in
Hertford since 1944 as well as pastor
of Joppa Baptist Church in Hobb
sville since IMS and of Ebeneier
Baptist Church in Ivor, Va. since
He was the son of the late John L.
and Mrs. Susan E. Griffin Proctor.
He was a member of 1ft. C arm el
Missionary Baptist Church in
Proctor was serving on the
tnwteee board, was chairman of the
board for foreign missions, was on
the program committee and the
ordination council of the Roanoke
Missionary Baptist Association.
He -was the moderator of the
Middle Ground Union. He was chief
of the Cbeiftao Board of the
W.M.C.B J. and was a member at the
Survivor* include his wife. Mn.
Mary Henrietta Griffin Proctor of the
home; three daughters, Katherine
Harvey of Brooklyn, New York,
Cynthia Proctor of Washington, D.C.,
and liable L. Proctor of Syracuse,
Other survivors include two sons,
Curtis A. Proctor Jr., of Alexandria.
Va. and Staff Sgt. John G. Proctor of
Whiteman Air Force Base in
Missouri; eight grandchildren and
A memorial service was held
Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ebeneser
Baptist Church, Ivor. Va. Funeral
services will be held today at t p.m.
?t ML Carmet Mlssinary Baptist
Church in Newland, by the Rev. Dr.
H. L. Mitchell, who win be assisted
by Rev. J.ILLoodoiL
Burial wiD follow in Oak Grove
Cemetery in Elisabeth City. StaOings
Funeral Home Is la charge. ?
Bruce Jones, Executive Director of
North Carolina Commission for
Indian Affairs will also be on hand
and will speak on "North Carolina's
He will tell of the life-style,
government, religion, and other
facets of the Indian way of life when
the English came to the New World
during the Roanoke Voyages.
The Secretary for the North
Carolina Department of Cultural
Resources, Sara Hodgkins, will wrap
up the speakers with her experiences
as a Lumbee Indian.
The morning program will be
highlighted by special guests, Indian
Princesses, Chiefs and others, as
well as a drama of the story of
George Durant and Chief
The Hertford Fife and Drum Corp.
will top off the program with a
presentation of flags.
At noon, the David Newby House
will be designated as a memorial to
Harriett Frances Mardie Wain
A Brusnwick Stew lunch, prepared
by Perquimans County Extension
Homemakers, will be served at 12:30.
Tickets are being sold at $2 each in
advance or at the site.
An Indian dance team from the
Coherrin Tribe in Clinton will per
form at 12:45. The 15 young people
will perform a variety of Indian
From one to four p.m. Indian
culture will abound. Dr. David
Phelps, Professor at East Carolina,
will lead off his presentation of
A "Native American Foods"
demonstration by Hilda Livingston of
the Marine Resources Center in
Manteo, will follow Phelps.
Rose Cahoon of Camden will show
her "Paintings and Herbs" and Phil
Evans, Historian with the National
Park Service in Manteo, will present
"Indians and Early Settlers."
Betty Dupree, from the Cherokee
Reservation, will be a special guest,
representing the Qualla Arts and
Crafts Mutual, Inc. She will show and
sell crafts and jewelry made by
members of the Co-op at Cherokee.
Indian Heritage Exhibits will be on
display as as follows: Foods and
Other Items-Juanlta Bailey; Slab
Potter-Doris Douglas, Frances
Inglis, and George McKecuen &
Sons; Seminole Patchwork-Paige
Underwood; Basket Making-Joyce
Hobbs; Jewelry-Debra Mountain;
and Wood Carving-Troy Elliott.
Indian artifacts exhibits will be on
display by herbert Crase, Corbin
Dozier, Asa Stallings, Preston
Elliott, Tory Elliott and Doris Ain
At 3:30 that afternoon at the
Perquimans County Courthouse, a
marker will be dedicated to the
Also at 3:30 and 7:30, the movie,
"Son of Thunder; Man of
Lightening," will be shown at the
Perquimans County Library.
Firday, Colonial Day, will begin at
8:30 with an "Old Fashioned
Sidewalk Sale" downtown.
A quilt show will be held at the
Albemarle Commission Building on
Church Street extended. A dresden
plate pattern quilt in earth colors will
be raffled off during the show.
Tickets for the raffle are on sale for
$1.00 each. The ticket will also serve
as admittance to the quilt show.
Emmett Jones of Tyner will
display his "Replicas of Yesteryear"
on the corner of Grubb and Church
The courthouse lawn will come
alive at 11 a.m. when Rev. W. A.
Renfrow on guitar and Rev. Chrles
H. Stevenson on fiddle will perform.
At noon, Rev. Rendel Cosand will
play the vibraharp for your en
At 3:30, Andrell Henry, who
dresses as Daniel Boone, will per
form "Gospel Magic."
Missing Mill Park will be the site
for the Papoose baby contest from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
From 4 to 7 p.m. a fish fry will be
held under the tent at the park.
The night will be full of singing as it
has been designated as "Old
Fashioned Hymm Time." You are
invited to bring a chair and sit back
and enjoy the singing.
Saturday has been designated as
Fun Day and will begin with a 5K run
at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30
a.m. at the race starting point,
Hertford Grammar School.
Arts and Crafts Displays and food
booths will be open on Church Street,
downtown. The Quilt Show will
contiunue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
the Albemarle Commission.
Events throughout the day are as
?10:00 a.m. ? Midnight Flyers
?12 : 00 p. m . ? Flatland Cloggers
?1:30 p.m. ? Brenda Parker
2:00 p.m. ? Roy Askew & Chorus
4:00 p.m. ? Robinson Family
Missing Mill Park
?11:00 a.m. ? Cann Puppeterians
? 1:00 p.m. ? Toby Lewis.
Elizabeth City School of Karate
?2-4:00 p.m. ? Train ride for
?3 : 00 p. m .-until ? Pig Pickin
?3:00 p.m. ? Navy Band "4 Star
?5:00 p.m. ? Harbor Lights Square
?8:00 p.m. ? Street dance, "Nita
Bowen & The Dixie Clippers"
Chamber of Commerce
Merchants set goals at meeting
By JANE WILLIAMS
The Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce held a planning
meeting on Wednesday night, Sep
tember 7, at Anglers Cove Seafood
The meeting was one of several
special sessions that have been
initiated this year by the Merchants
At previous meetings the topic of
discussions has centered on finding
ways to increase trade% for
Perquimans County businesses. The
group has formed four committees
to find ways to address such basic
needs as: creating more jobs, en
tertainment, promoting the county,
education, developing pride and
loyalty in the county and its people,
creating friendlier atmospheres in
local businesses, and ways to meet
the supply and demand of the local
Last weeks meeting was held to
hear reports from the chairman of
each committee and to act on
motions made by these committees.
Committe< Chairman Lewis Evans
talked with the group about plans to
develop the assets that are already
available in Perquimans County.
Evans suggested that the group
work to develop and clean up the
river from the "S" Bridge to the
Harris Shopping Center area,
making it more attractive for use by
local people as well tourist.
Hertford Mayor Bill Cox informed
the group of an offer made by the
RCliD (Soil Conservation) to help
with the river project "This project
will have to involve some type of
government grant with local mat
ching fund*," Cox aaid.
A resolution wai made to address
all of the river problems in the area
surrounding Perquimans County, to
help matching funds to help
with this pr? ^m, and to support any
effort made by other groups in
dealing with these problems.
Evans commended the merchants
present on their endeavor to try and
work together to achieve common
goals by meeting on a regular basis
this year aad planning for the future.
The group cooc hided that they
would meet quarterly Mr discussion
and implementation of new ideas in
addition to the annual banquet held in
"Our group also concluded that
there is a definite need for a paid
county manager in Perquimans
County," Evans said.
After some discussion the group
indicated that they would be willing
to support an effort to petition the
County Commissioners to hire a full
time County Manager.
Mayor Cox said, "The Committee
of 100 is currently planning a
presentation to the County Com
missioners concerning adopting the
County Manager form of govern
ment. I would like to see these two
presentations coordinated and made
at the same time."
A resolution was passed to work
with the Committee of 100 on making
a presentation to the commissioners.
Committee Chairman Alan Win
slow presented an outline of a ser
vice directory for Perquimans
County. The directory will include
listings and advertisements for
Perquimans County businesses and
will be mass distributed to all
residents of the county.
"The directory will be similar to
the Yellow Pages in the phone book,
only it will be personalized for this
county," Winslow said.
Chamber of Commerce President,
Mary Harrell, reported on an idea to
conduct a survey through civic
groups concerning shopping habits of
local residents. The survey will in
clude questions concerning status of
residence, current shopping habits,
and other information deemed
necessary to local merchants for
attracting more of the local trade.
The recommendation received
overwhelming response from the
Harrell also reminded the group of
a clean up drive to be held this fall
under the leadership of O.B. Rawls.
She also reminded the group that the
annual membership drive would be
held in October, noting that there are
33 more members in the Chamber of
Commerce this year than there was
Harrell told the group that the
Chamber of Commerce would
sponsor Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
and Ground Breaking Ceremonies
for any new business in Perquimans
She also reminded the group of this
weeks upcoming Indian Summer
Festival and encouraged all present
Short named Director
Val Short has been named public
relations director at Albemarle
Hospital in Elizabeth City, an
nounced Robert G. Jeffries, hospital
Among Mrs. Short's respon
sibilities will be writing news
releases, coordinating public
relations activities and assisting with
the hoapital newsletter, "The
A ltTS graduate of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mrs.
Short received a Bachelor of Arte
degree In journalism. Previously,
?he has served as editor of "The
Perquimans Weekly," photography
instructor with College of The
Albemarle, and staff writer and
photographer for several N. C.
A native of Swawnsboro, Mrs.
Short now resides in Hertford with
her husband and daughter.