THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No.37 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, September 10, 1987 m ,
4-H project set
see pg. 9
Students attend camp
see pg. 2
Youth weekend set
see pg. 5
Members of the Pirate football team had a tough time with the larger defensive line of the Williamston Tigers as is exhibit
I ed in this picture. The Pirates lost to the Tigers 7-0.
Perquimans defeated by Williamston Friday
Despite another strong perfor
mance by the Pirate's defensive
squad the team came up short on the
scoreboard, losing 7-0 to Williamston
Early in the first quarter both
teams exchanged short drives up and
down the field until the 4:05 mark of
the first quarter when Williamston
blocked a Perquimans punt and re
covered the ball on the ten yard line.
The Perquimans' defense then held
the tigers for three downs, but on the
fourth down tiger quarterback, Mark
Williams threw a touchdown pass.
The Tigers scored the extra point
making the score 7-0, which was all
the points either team could muster
during Friday's contest.
The Pirates mounted their best
threat late in Friday's game when
Benny Everett intercepted the ball
and carried it 53 years to the tiger 18
Unfortunately, the Perquimans' of
fense failed to convert the opportu
nity into a touchdown, and all hopes
for the Pirates to score were quickly
The Pirates managed 145 yards on
the ground Friday led by Mike
Thatch's 53 yards on 11 carries, and
Rodney Welch's 48 yards on 10 car
ries. Cos ten also carried the ball
eight times during the game for a to
tal of 38 yards.
The Perquimans' defensive was
led by Daryl Mallory's 11 tackles,
Costen's eight, and William Foreman
who had four tackles.
Williamston gained 218 yards on
the ground and 29 yards in the air in
Friday's contest, and held the Pi
rates to six first downs for the entire
Pirate Coach Bill Flippen attrib
uted Friday's loss somewhat to size.
" We are overmatched right now,"
said Flippen referring to the big de
fensive line of Williamston, but
added that the Perquiman's de
fensive had shut down the Tigers
somewhat. In last week's outting
against the Redskins of Manteo the
Tigers scored 40 points.
This Friday night the Pirates face
the Aces of Edenton at home.
Game time is 8:00 p.m..
Perquimans stats were as follows:
first downs: 6, yards rushing: 145,
passes: 1-6, yank passed: 15, penal
ties: 3-25, and punts: 4-26.
viewed as top
Raleigh? A fund to provide com
pensation to innocent victims of vio
lent crime will be remembered as
one of the top achievements of the
1987 General Assembly, according to
Attorney General Lacy H. Thorn
"The crime victims compensation
fund will go a long way toward bal
ancing the scales of justice," Thorn
burg said. "For too long, North Caro
lina has spent millions of dollars each
year on behalf of criminal defendants
while providing nothing for the inno
cent victims. The victims compensa
tion fund should be considered as a
major turning point in the way our
citizens view the criminal justice sys
The victims compensation fund,
along with an act to ensure fair treat
ment for victims and witnesses
passed in 1965, was a cornerstone of
Thorn burg's campaign for attorney
general in 1964.
Thornburg applauded the legis
latue for finally authorizing the fund,
which is set up to compensate vic
tims of violent crime for economic
losses not covered by other sources
such as insurance.
Effective since August 13, the fund
will compensate victims for losses
such as lost wages and medical ex
penses, with individual victims eligi
ble to recover up to 120,000. Families
of homicide victims will be eligible to
recover for funeral expenses.
The fund does not cover property
The legislature has appropriated $1
million for each of the next two fiscal
years as start-up money for the fund.
Thornburg said that ultimately, the
fund should be self-supporting
through court-ordered payments.
The fund also makes North Carolina
eligible for supplemental federal
, In the months and weeks leading
up to legislative enactment, Thorn
burg had been working to build pub
lic support for the new law, speaidng
to docens of civic clubs, victims advo
cacy groups and business organiza
tion acftfs the state.
' TVsrnburg and his Justice Depart
. meat staff were also busy io the halls
and committees of the legislature,
lobbying for the And appropriation,
even though the program is being ad
ministered by the Department at
Crime Control and Public Safety.
Mrs. Izila Mowing is seen addressing some 500 to 600 former students, teachers and employees
on Saturday who returned to the former Perquimans County Union School for a school reunion.
P.C.U.S. holds first school reunion
Despite inclimate weather spirits
were high Saturday at the first Per
quimans County Union School reun
Approximately 500 graduates from
the classes of 1940 thru 1970, former
teachers, and school employees gath
ered at Perquimans Middle School in
Winfall on Saturday to reminisce, re
new old friendships, and talk about
the good ole days during the daylong
The reunion got underway at 1:00
p.m. on Saturday and featured a pro
gram, an open house, dinner, and a
time to socialise later in the evening.
The program which ran from 2:00
p.m. until 3:00 p.m. featured Mrs.
Izila Mouring, class of 1965, as mis
treat of ceremonies as well as an in
vocation provided by Reverend he
ray Wills, class of 1965, a history of
Perquimans County Union School
compiled and presented by Mrs. Glo
ria Mitchell, class of 1961, recogni
tion of the classes present, and recog
nition of those former teachers who
Tin program also featured Mr.
John L. Thatch, class of 1985, as the
guest speaker Mr. Hutch is with the
public School system in Raleigh,
North Carolina w|re he makes his
nome, too was very exciira to r* in
eluded in Saturday's program.
Mr. J. A. Dempsey, former Princi
pal of P.C.U.S. was also on hand Sat
urday to make a few remarks to the
gathering, and seemed thrilled to re
new old friendships with his former
Following the program, and open
bouse, the group enjoyed a catered
dinner which was provided by Mrs.
Annette Gregory of Hertford.
T-Connection provided the music
for Saturday evening's social hours,
and the group enjoyed a selection of
oldies but goodies as they danced the
Other highlights of the reunion in
cluded drawings for door prizes
which were donated by area busi
nesses, and special recognition of the
class of 1987 which celebrated their
30th reunion over the weekend.
T-shirts highlighting the reunion
were also on sale at Saturday's gath
ering. The t-shirts were sponsored by
Mr. Edward Ferebee, Jr., class of
1987, and featured the school colors
and the reunion dates
Following the reunion on Saturday,
many members of the group contin
ued their time of fellowship at a
church service at Immanuel Penta
costal Church, Highway 17 S. in Hert
ford. Rev. Vernon Jim Stmpeon, on
Detroit Michigan, class of 1965,
served as minister for the service.
The guest who came the furthest to
Saturday's reunion was Ruth J.
Abercrombee, class of 1962. Ms.
Abercrombee traveled all the way
from Seattle, Washington for Satur
day's events. The oldest person at
tending the reunion was a former tea
cher at P.C.U.S., Mrs. J. L. Privott.
Mrs. Privott resides in Hertford.
Saturday's reunion of Perquimans
County Union School was the first re
union of this type to be held in Perqui
mans County, and the reunion com
mittee hopes that the tradition will be
continued. The decision on whether
another reunion of P.C.U.S. will be
held will be made by a committee at
a later date, based on the response at
those in attendence this year. Mem
bers of the reunion committee this
year included: Ms. Faye Riddick,
Mrs. Esther H. Bryant, Mrs. Louise
T. Reid, Mr. William Rodgersoo,
Mr*. Barbara B. Lyons, Mrs. Cathe
rine T. Tillet, Mrs. Sonia C. Rankin,
Mrs. Cheryl R. Canton, Ms. Dee Rid
dick, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Modlin, Mr.
William Modlin, Mrs. Constance L.
Everett. Mrs. Eloise P. Smith, Mr.
Clifton Tillet, Mrs. Gloria B. Mitcb
r ell, and Mrs. Izila Mouring.
Indian Summer Festival
set to begin on Friday
This weekend the sixth annual In
dian Summer Festival will kick-off
on Friday and Saturday. This year's
festival will continue for two fun
filled days, and promises to have
something for everyone.
On Friday, the theme will be "mer
chants extravaganza". Events will
kick-off at 9:00 a.m. in downtown
Activities on Friday will highlight
Perquimans County merchants and
will feature "old fashioned" sidewalk
sales, historic window displays, bal
loons for the kids, and something
new. This will be the first year local
merchants have sponsored the ping
pong ball merchandise discount hunt.
On stage Friday, festival visitors
will find entertainment by Bruce
Todd on the guitar and drums, the
Perquimans County High School
marching band, a lip sync contest,
and the "Bitter Creek" band.
County restaurant owners will also
be at the festival on Friday. They will
be manning a number of food booths
offering a variety of delicous foods
for festival goers lunchtime enjoy
ment. The Perquimans County
Chamber of Commerce will also be
sponsoring a chicken fry Friday eve
ning from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m..
No tickets will be sold for the dinner.
Plates will be $3.40 and can be picked
up at the rear of the Blanchard build
ing in downtown Hertford.
On Saturday, "Fun Day", the festi
val's activities will move to Hert
ford's Missing Mill Park.
Events will get underway at 8:30
a.m. with the registration for the an
nual Indian Summer Festival 5K run,
and will continue throughout the day
Scheduled events for Saturday in
clude: the running of the 5K run at
10:00 a.m., arts and crafts, display
booths, food booths, and the tug o'
war. For the kids Saturday there will
be train rides, the sea o' balls, jupiter
jump, cosmic orbiter, and even a few
Saturday's entertainment will fea
ture performances by "Out in the
Cold" band, the Flatland Cloggers,
"Moments Notice", a barber shop
quartet, and the "Four Star Edi
tion", a division of the Navy Atlantic
Later Saturday evening entertain
ment for the street dance will be pro
vided by the "Five Star Edition."
Make plans to come and join in all
the fun this weekend, September 11th
New commercial fishing
RALEIGH? In a move to protect
North Carolina's commercial fishing
industry from unnecessary federal
regulations, State Attorney General
Lacy H. Thornburg has challenged
new U.S. Department of Commerce
rules requiring that shrimp trawlers
use turtle excluder devices or re
stricted tow times in all waters of
"While I am concerned about pro
tecting the threatened population of
sea turtles, I don't want to see North
Carolina's commercial fisherman
added to the list of endangered spe
cies," Thorn ourg said.
Thornburg has filed a petition to re
consider the recently adopted federal
rules, saying that Federal officials
have failed to demonstrate a benefit
to endangered and threatened sea
turtle species in North Carolina.
In his filing, Thornburg says that
the rules requiring the expensive tur
tle excluder devices and limited tow
times apply to all North Carolina wa
ters, even though 80 percent of the
annual shrimp harvest occurs in the
inshore water areas where turtle
strandings are not a significant prob
Thornburg is not challenging the
rules as they would apply to the
ocean south of Ocracoke Inlet, where
he agrees that the threat to sea tur
tles is significant. The commercial
fishing industry also agreed to the
rules in the southern ocean area last
Thornburg has asked that the U.S.
Department of Commerce act on his
petition by September 25. He said
that unless the State receives a rea
sonable and satisfactory answer to
the problems raised in his petition by
that date, it will be necessary to
bring an action in the Federal Dis
trict Court to challenge the rules as
they apply to North Carolina's
inshore waters and the waters north
of Ocracoke Inlet.
In his petition, Thornburg contends
the rules cannot be applied to inshore
waters and to the waters north of
Ocracoke Inlet because the federal
governement failed to give the state
notice in its proposed rule that it in
tended to apply restrictions in those
Thornburg maintains that the fed
eral government was correct in an
earlier assessment of those waters
when it found that it was not an ap
propriate area for requiring the use
of TEDs and tow limit restrictions.
He said the federal government had
already admitted, in its enviromen
tal analysis of the problem, that
these waters have not been shown to
be areas where any significant im
pact on sea turtles is caused by
Thornburg also contends that the
Secretary of Commerce abused his
powers under the Endangered Spe
cies Act by attempting to appy regu
lations in these state waters where
there is no correlation between
shrimp trawling and turtle strand
Thornburg points out that an aver
age of 18 sea turtles a year wash
ashore in North Carolina's 2.2 million
acre estuarine complex.
Moreover, Thornburg says, the
Federal rules applies the standards
in areas of the state where shrimp
trawling does not occur, such as the
Albemarle Sound, Currituck Sound,
Chowan River and Croatan Sound
In its final section, Thornburg's pe
tition contends that the federal eco
nomic analysis of the impact on fish
ermen for the State of North Carolina
is inadequate. The federal govern
ment estimated that the total number
of boats involved in shrimp trawling
in North Carolina was about 2,100
State records show that more thar
8,500 fishermen participated ir
shrimp harvest last year.
Weather forecasters are pre
dicting partly cloudy weather
for Thursday with showers
clearing towards the end of the
Temperatures should be in the
high 70s to low 80s on