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    400th Organizers to hold meeting in Manteo
Momentum continue* to build as
the July 1M4 start of America's Four
Hundreth Anniversary celebrations
draws closer. Although many of the
key historical events to be com
memorated took place in Dare
County, on North Carolina's eastern
coast, virtually all of the state's one
hundred counties will organize
fetivals or events of their own to
mark the four quadricentennial
To help county leaders plan these
events, and simply as a pleasant way
for the organizers to get to know one
another, a three-day series of din
ners, meetings and workshops will
take place in Manteo. on Dare
County' i Roanoke Island, on October
SI. 22 and 23.
The entire week-end has been
conceived and organised by Mrs. J.
Emmet Winslow of Hertford. Mrs.
Winslow is chairman of the Liason
Subcommittee of the North Carolina
America's Four Hundredth An
niversary Committee, Lindsay C.
Warren Jr., Chairman.
Activities scheduled for this three
day gathering of county committee
leaders include:
Friday, October 21
4:30 p.m. ? Annual meeting of the
Roanoke Island Historical
Association (producer of "The Lost
Colony"). Marine Resources Center.
The meeting is open to "400th"
participants as well as the general
?:00 p.m. ? Hospitality Hour, the
Lost Colony Building. Co-hosted by
Carolina Telephone and Telegraph
Company and the Dare County Board
of Commissioners.
7:30 p.m. ? Elizabethan Banquet
and Entertainment, New Manteo
High School. John P. Kennedy Jr.,
chairman of the Roanoke Island
Historical Association, will preside
at this event which is the
Planners of the upcoming
..week-end of combined events
hosting members of the
Roanoke Island Historical
Association along with
America's Four Hundredth
Committee Chairmen are <1.
to r.): Mollie Fearing, Ina
Evans, Lucille Winslow and
Delia Basnight.
Methodist women hold Celebration
* The Elizabeth City District of
United Methodist Women will have a
Centennial Celebration at its District
Meeting on Thursday, October 27, at
10:00 a.m. in the Edenton United
Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ethel Born, Vice-President of
the Women's Division of the Board of
Global Ministries of the United
Methodist Church, will speak on the
pentennial theme.
; Mrs. Born is from Fairfax Station,
Virginia, and is presently serving her
second quadrennium on the Board of
Global Ministries. In 1981 she led a
Travel Study Seminar to the Middle
A Candle Burning Service will be
held, representing money given to
missions in honor and as memorials.
There will also be a Memorial Ser
vice in remembrance of members
from the District who have died
during the past year.
Special features will highlight the
Centrennial Celebration. Prizes will
Community Calendar
; Fruit sale
; The Perquimans County Band will begin their annual fruit
sales campaign this week. Each band member, grades six
through 12, will participate in these sales.
; Proceeds from the furit sales will be used for various band
events including band camp. Profits from individual sales are
credited to each student to be used at any approved band
NAACP Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Perquimans County N.A.A.C.P.
will meet at the First Baptist Church, corner of King and Hyde
Park St., Hertford. Mr. John Edward of the North Carolina
Voters Education will be speaker. The public is invited to
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Wednesday, October 26 Thm: 11 lm. til 4 p.m.
be given to the persons who bring the
oldest copy of Methodist Woman and
the oldest copy of Response.
During the business session, of
ficers for 1984 will be elected and
Lunch will be served by women of
the host church.
Association's annual membership
dinner as well as a major week-end
activity tor tbe county chairmen.
Archaeologist Dr. David S. Phelps
will present a slide program entitled
"America Before Amadas and
Saturday , October 22
9:00 a.m. ? Coffe Hour at the Dare
County Courthouse, hosted by the
Townof Manteo.
10:30 a.m. ? Visit to the Elisabeth
II construction site, hosted by David
Latham, site manager.
11:00 a.m. ? Film and tour of Ft.
Raleigh National Hiatortc Site,
guided by National Park Service
historian Phil Evans.
12:00 noon ? Luncheon at the
Elizabethan Gardens, hosted by the
Garden Clubs of North Carolina and
the Dare County Board of Com
missioners. An Elizabethan fashion
show will be presented by Dr. Vicki
L. Berger, East Carolina University
School of Home Economics.
Afternoon ? Optional workshops
including one on the making of
Elitabethan costumes based on
currently available dress patterns,
Area obituaries
EDENTON ? Thomas Osmond
Harrell, 67, a retired farmer and a
native of Chowan County, died
Wednesday, October 12, in a hospital.
He was a member of Yeopim
Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma
Stanton Harrell; a daughter, Carolyn
H. Winslow of Hertford; a son, T.
Stanton Harrell of Edenton; three
sisters, Sarah Margaret Harrell of
Edenton, Mary Beach of Oak City
and Catherine Thomas of Port
smouth; Ave grandchildren; and two
Funeral services were conducted
at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, in
Williford-Barham Funeral Chapel by
the Rev. Stanley Nixon. Burial
followed in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Tabatha Dawn Phthisic, stillborn
infant of Milton EUias Phthisic Jr.
and Carol Eastlake Cutillo of Route 2,
Hertford, died Saturday morning in
Chowan Hospital.
Besides the parents, survivors
include two half-sisters, Miss Sybil
Cutillo of Rt. 2, Hertford and Miss
Vallarie Rose Phthisic; paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
Eastlake of New Castle, Delaware;
and maternal grandparents, Mrs.
Henry White of Rt. 2, Elizabeth City
and Milton Phthisic Sr. also of
Elizabeth Ctiy.
Graveside services were held
Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Phthisic
Family Cemetery near Belvidere by
Rev. Roland Cooper. Swindell
Funeral Home was in charge of
HOBBSVILLE - Ores Melvin
Blanchard, 79, a retired carpenter
and a native of Chowan County, died
Sunday in a hospital.
He was a member, deacon and
trustee of Warwick Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel
Humphlett Blanchard; a daughter,
Helen B. Davis of Tyner; four bor
thers, Lyman Blanchard of Hobb
sville, Julian Blanchard of Port
smouth, Ellsworth Blanchard of
Tyner and Marvin Blanchard of
Philadelphia; three grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3
p.m. Wednesday in Warwick Baptist
Church by the Rev. Joseph Willis.
Burial followed in Beaver Hill
Cemetery, Edenton. Williford
Barham Funeral Home, Edenton,
was in charge.
flags and banners, involvement of
schools in county activities, fund
raising and publicity.
Sunday, October ? ?
8:30 a.m. ? Buffet breakfast.
Duchess of Dare Restaurant,
Manteo. A general discussion period
will include a message from "400th"
chairman Warren, on the importance
of the first English voyages to this
country, delivered by historian and
author David Stick. *
Week-end organiser Lueilie
Winslow noted that contributors to^
the success of the event include
governmental agencies, privgte
organizations and businesses, aid
m any hard-working individuals. }
"That's one of the things we hottp
our visitors will take back home with
them," she said, "...a wonderful
example of how so many different
people and agencies can, and wQl
eagerly work together to matt,
special 400th-related events hap-*
On her way to a television ap
pearance to discuss this very buJy
weekend, event chairman Lucille
Winslow commented that "not only is
this a time for our county chairmen
to see where our four hundred years
of English culture began, it's also a
wonderful opportunity for the people
of Dare County to become acquainted (
with all these Four Hundredth An
niversary organizers from across the .
The general public is welcome at
any or all of the activities noted
above, although prior registration is
requested. All events are free <>?.
charge excepting the Elizabethan,
Banquet and the Buffet Breakfast.
Respectively, tickets to these are m
$7.50 and $5.00 per person. For
complete information, or to make
reservations, call 473-2127. ,i
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What do the new
access charges
mean to you?
Earlier this year, the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) ruled
that all telephone customers must begin
paying a separate monthly charge for
access lines. The charges are to be Known
as interstate access charges and are to
become effective January 1 , 1964.
To comply with the ailing, we have
filed proposed interstate access charges
with the FCC. T he proposal calls for these
monthly interstate access charges: $2.00
for residential customers and $600 for
business customers, per access line.
This oustomer update explains
the reasons for the FCC's decision.
What are access lines?
Access lines are the lines and
related facilities which connect your
telephones with the telephone company's
switching equipment. Our switching
equipment actually sends your calls
where you want them to go? to another
telephone in your local calling area or
to a long distance service.
in other worts, access lines give
you the ability to make local and long
distance calls.
How are access lines now
paid for?
You now pay a monthly rate for
basic local service which pays part of
the costs of access lines. Part of the
remaining cost is paid for with a portion
of the money the telephone company
receives from interstate long ckitance
How does this process work?
AN the money from interstate long
distance calls is pooled Then, the money
is divided among the participating
telephone companies. The amount is
based or how much a company has
invested to provide long distance service.
And a company's investment depends,
generally, on how much its customers
use long distance. In other words, the
more customers of a particular
company use long distance, the more
that company generally receives from
the pool to help pay for access lines.
As a result heavy long distance
users pay the greatest share of
access line costs.
How will this process change?
The FCC has said to do away with
this method of pooling and dividing
interstate long distance money.
According to the FCC, a new method is
needed because heavy users of interstate
long distance are paying far more than
their fair share of access line costs. The
FCC has ruled that all customers should
pay their own access line costs.
How will access lines be paid
for in the future?
The FCC has said that beginning
January 1 , 1964, rates will be set up
this way:
?You will continue paying a monthly
rate for local service Part of that rate
will pay part of the costs of connecting
you to the telephone company's
switching equipment
?You will begin paying a separate
monthly charge to help pay for the
remaining costs of access lines. This
will be known as an interstate access
charge. This is not a rate inc esefor
telephone companies. Instea , the
access charge replaces the in erstate
long distance support The FCC thinks
that as a result rates for interstate long
distance calls will go down.
How much will access
charges be?
To ease the impact on customers,
the FCC has said that access charges
will be phased in over a six-year period
January 1 , 1984 to December 31, 1969.
During this six-year period, both
customers and long distance companies
will pay access charges. The customer
access charge will gradually increase
each year, while access charges to long
distance companies will decrease. At the
end of the six-year period, all customers
will be sharing equally in the costs of
access lines.
The FCC has said that during the
transition period residential customers
will pay a flat charge of $2jOO per line
per month in 1964; $3.00 per line per
month in 1965; and $400 per line per
month in 1966. Business subscribers
will pay $600 per line per month for the
first three years of the transition.
?! it you like more information
about our changing business, and how
it is affecting you, fill out this coupon
and mail it to the address shown. We'll
send you the free brochures, 'Telephone
Service. What Does it Really Mean?"
and "Access Charges. Each Part Pays
For Itself."
? " I
? Please send the free brochures, "Telephone Service" and "Access Charges.
Mall To: Carolina Telephone ? Choices & Changes - 0260
720 Western Boulevard ? Tarboro. North Carolina I

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