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federation Officials To
Head Speakers' List
; At a general Farm Bureau meet
ing held at Perquimans County High
School on Thursday, January 21st Bill
Little and Will Sogers of the North
Carolina Farm Bureau (Federation
gave those attending a clear and vivid
picture of what the Farm Bureau, has
jione and is trying, to do' to help the
average farmer, while John E. Jones
reported on the progress of the North
' Carolian Farm Bureau Mutual Insur
ance Company. V:,,;,i f-.fr.i--Will
Rogers, Director of the organi
sation for the North. Carolina, Farm
i (3ureau gave all present many things
r - to think about, stating that the farm
. j era of America are 'now a minority
group of the over-all population who
; must work; and live with other highly
organized groups, each trying to im
prove its own position. He stated that
without the present organizations rep
resenting" the" farmers of the nation
they would be at the mercy of other!
groups who; might not care Just howl
fanners came out in the end. Mr.
Rogers assured those present that the
. ' North Carolina Farm Bureau stood
'. for Wper cent of parity for the com
;' lng year on all commodities on which
; the farmer themselves voted acreage
controls and-that with such controls
" came many other problems such as di
- verted acres, hardship cases where
small farmers could not take cuts and
still maintain a high enough income.
) Mr, Jones, manager of -the North
Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insur
, ance Company told of the Urgent need
; for farmers to start doing things for
' themselves through their own organ!
, zation instead of depending on others,
; who reap large rewards for their ser
"' vices. He stated that in each of the
thirty-eight States which now' have
Farm Bureau Insurance services for
; their farm members the membership
has grown constantly with very few
..backdoor losses, and that the dfvi
) dends paid to policy holders in some
state far exceeded the Farm Bureau
. membership dues. .Mr. Jones also
pointed vout that- no" lheT.hirty
eight companies which are farmer
gowned and operated, doing business in
their respective states have ever
4s gone in the red, showing the sound
ness of the program.
't ' Mr. Jones also quoted the number
1 of policies in force on January 21st as
being in excess of 8,500. He urged
: all Farm Bureau members to give a
few minutes a month to reading their
Farm Bureau publications so as to ap
' . predate the greatest farm organiza-
tions in existence and to be able to
pass on to his fellow farmers more
. constructive information.
At the conclusion of the speaking,
, ' :many fitting questions were answer
ed, after which Miss Jean Fearing and
' her mother of Elizabeth City gave a
short entertainment which appeared to
be greatly enjoyed., Light refresh
ments were then served in the school
. cafeteria. It was stated by many that
; : this Farm Bureau meeting was the
best they had ever attended and only
hoped that there would be more to
v Russian attempts to have Red China
deluded in a Big Five meeting on
rrovid peace failed this week when the
...lied States announced it would not
ticipate in a conference which in
Id China. The Russian ' proposal
s made In Berlin, at the meeting of
-3:371 ministers. Reports from Ber
l reveal little progress on the part
cT the Berlin conference toward
' ;reement on the problems concerning
jrmany and Austria. '
T.sd China, under protest, has ae
' '.ad custody of the pro-Red prison
j cf war in Korea, including the 20
i:an who refused to return
). From Washington it was an
: i the Americans wilt be separ
' from the armed forces by dis
V.e discharges. It is expected
7-0-Ked prisoners will be moved
' rasent neutral territory , to
..orth Korea or into China.'
' - coffee prices have caused
r T'mt throughout the nation,)
i r tj damands that the govern
!! some action for the control
commodity. Recent increases
' od the price of coffee above
pound. Some areas report
s resistance because of the
Tee officialsstate the price
to shortages while some
'3 claim the action is due
State Tax Officer
In Hertford Mar. 3-5
Officials of .the -State Department
of Revenue will be in Hertford on
March 8, 4 and 5 for the purpose of
assisting ? residents of Perquimans
County in fillmg out and filing intan
gible and income tax reports for the
year 1953, it was reported here this
The State tax officials, while in
Hertford, will be located at the Mu
nicipal Building on Grubb Street
Individuals desiring to secure as
sistance in filing the state forms are
requested to make lists of necessary
information as to income and deduc
tions in advance of contacting the of
ficial. Perquimzns Indians
Defeat Camden To
Squaws Lose To Camden
; And Central Girls In
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the Camden -boys' basketball team
Tuesday night to complete the first
round of play in the Albemarle Rural
Conference with a record of seven
victories and no losses. .
The Indians won easily by a score
of 52 to 33 but the contest was costly
to the Indians, as John Morris, star
Indians guard, suffered a sprained
ankle and will be lost to the team for
10 days.;;'-'''' ''"'.
In the girls' game at Camden the
Indian Squaws lost a 47-38 decision
to the Camden girls and they closed
the first round of conference play in
fourth position. .; ; ; v "
On last Friday night the Indians
and Squaws played, their old rivals
ftW Central Bfeh:Tbioawsnd
Central girls battled to a thrilling 61
55 end, with Central winning the con
test The game was one of the, best
played this year and turned into a
scoring spree between Perquimans'
Celia White, who hit for 38 points and
Central's Cartwright who tallied 45
for the winners.
The Central girls gained a one
point lead in the first quarter and
were never headed. They led at half J
time 31 to 25 and finished ;with a five
point margin 61-65.
Coach Ike Perry's Indians swamped
the Central boys by a 55-33 score.
The Indians had a remarkable shoot
ing average during the first half, and
led at the rest period 33 to 11. Mor
ris and Williams led the Indians in
scoring, each hitting for 14 points,
Allen tallied 12, Matthews 7 and Towe
four. Coach Perry used his reserves
throughout most of the final period,
after Perquimans had rolled up a 45
19 advantage at the close of the third
period. . - rv-V-.
Palmer was high point man for
Central, scoring a total of 15 points.
" On Friday night the Perquimans
teams will travel to Griggs for re
turn games, and the next home game
will be played here Tuesday night
with Manteo furnishing the competi
tion for the Indians. .
m Pints Of Blood
Donated To Program
A total of 49 pints of blood was
contributed to the Red Cross blood
program when the bloodmobile visited
Hertford last Tuesday, it was report
ed by Talmage Rose,' chairman of the
committee of Hertford Jaycees, which
sponsored the program.
Mr. Rose stated that while the
county quota of 150 pints of blood was
not secured, he and his committee ap
preciate ' the cooperation of those
volunteering to donate blood and the
assistance of the volunteer workers
who aided the committee during the
hours the bloodmobile spent here.
He stated the' next visit of the
bloodmobile to this community will be
in about six months.
In Recess Tuesday ;
Perquimans County recorder's court!
was in . recess on Tuesday , 01 this
week because of the civil term of Su
perior Court Judge Charles E. John
son ordered all cases listed on the re
corder's docket set for hearing at the
term of court on February 2nd.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Beecher Ward of
Ryland announce the birth of A daugh
ter, Beechye Lou, born Monday, Janu
ary 18, at Chowan Hospital. Mrs.
Ward is the former Miss Orice Wins
low. 1 t
Feliruery 15Ui Lsst
Day Fcr Filing Of .
ASC Secretary Advises
Miss Helene Nixon, Perquimans
County ASC Office Manager, is to
day reminding farmers that Febru
ary 15 is the closing date for filing
an application for a New Growers
Peanut Allotment, and February 28
is the closing date for filing an ap
plication1 for a New Growers Cotton
To be eligible for a New Growers
Allotment reports Miss Nixon, the
following requirements must be met:
The crop for which the new allot
ment is desired must not have been
planted on the farm in 1951, 1952 or
1953; the owner and operater of the
farm must not have an interest in a
1954 peanut allotment on another
farm in applying for a New Growers
Peanut Allotment or 1954 Cotton Al
lotment if applying for a New Grow
ers Cotton Allotment; must derive
more than fifty per cent of income
from farm and have ample equipment
to work the crop. Applications for a
New Growers Allotment may be filed
at the County ASC Office in Hertford.
February 15 also is the final date in
which a producer may file a written
release of his 1954 peanut acreasre al
lotment, according to Miss Nixon. Al
so applications will not be accepted af
ter this date for additional peanut
acreage for 1954 only from released
Any producer of a farm with a 1954
peanut acreage allotment and not
planning to plant peanuts in 1954 may
release the peanut acreage allotment
for 1954, and the farm will be credit
ed with the released acreage in 1955
if released in writing at the ASC of
fice in Hertford. The amount of acre
ages released will be prorated to
farms on : which additional peanut
acreage has been applied for.
Given Report On '53
Stockholders of the Hertford Bank
ing Company gathered for their an
nual meeting January 19, and were
advised the bank has enjoyed ne of
the best years in its history during
Following a detailed report on the
bank's activities during the year,
which revealed the institution's total
assets amounted to more than three
million dollars, the stockholders elect
ed directors for 1954. Elected as di
rectors were R. M. Riddick, Jr., Dr. T.
P. Brinn, W. H. Hardcastle, J. W.
Ward, Chas. E. Johnson and V. N.
, Following' the stockholders' meet
ing the directors met and elected the
following officers for the bank: R.
M. Riddick, Jr., president and chair
man of the board of directors; Dr. T.
P, Brirni, vice president; W. H. Hard
castle, vice president; R. L. Stevenson,
cashier and G. R. Tucker, assistant
County Council To
Meet Saturday ,,
The January meeting of the Home
Demonstration County Council will be
held on Saturday, January 30 at 2:30
at the Agricultural Building.
Mrs. J. B. Basnight County Citizen
ship Leader, will give a report on her
trip to the UN Conference in 1953.'
Since the Perquimans County Farm
Bureau helped to finance this trip for
Mrs. Basnight, any members of the
Farm Bureau who might be interest-!
ed in hearing her report are cordial
ly invited to attend the meeting .
All club members are urged to at
tend this meeting as some important
business will be discussed.
4-H Council Plans
Annual Beauty Contest
The 4-H County Council met on
Monday, January 25 at 7:00 P. M., at
the Agricultural Building.
Final plans were made for the 4-H
Beauty Contest which is an annual af
fair and which will be held on Thurs
day, February 18 at the Perquimans
High School. ,
" After the business, session, recrea
tion was enjoyed by the group after
which refreshments were' served.
. ; HOME DESTROYED ,
Word was received here Tuesday
that Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Kimbrell pt
Trinity, Ala., former residents of
Hertford, suffered the ! loss of their
home and all personal property in a
fire which destroyed the home earlier
this week. . - -
PIlis To Organize
Project Is1 Sponsored By
BPWCiub; Needs 35
Plans for the organization of a
Ground Observer Corps in Hertford
were made at a1 meeting held here on
Thursday night of last week under
the sponsorship of the Perquimans
Business and Professional Woman's
Club. . :
According to Miss Hulda Wood 30
interested people attended the local
meeting, which was held at the Agri
culture Building, and heard Sergeant
Lang, from the Durham Filter Cen
ter, discuss the program and outline
duties of local Corps. v
Sergeant Lang pointed out the pur
pose of the Ground Observer Corps
is to serve in aiding North Carolina
to be ready in case of any necessity.
Plans made at the meeting last
week call for a skywatch to be held,
beginning the latter part of Febru
ary, for an eight week period. The
garage at Perquimans High School is
to be used as the observation post
Mrs. Marion Swindell was elected
to serve as Post Supervisor. Mrs. J.
Roulac Webb and C. T. Skinner, Jr.,
are co-chairmen for the enrollment of
persons on skywatch.
In order to give further instruc
tions to observers, Sergeant Lang will
visit Hertford again on February 9,
and meet with the observers at 7:30
P. M., in the Agriculture Building.
As sponsors of the project the lo
cal BPW Club hopes a large number
of individuals will join the organiza
tion as observers. About 35 individ
uals are needed for the project, and if
this number of observers is secured
each individual will have only about
two hours of duty every four months.
Individuals who will volunteer to
serve as observers are requested to
contact Mrs. Webb or Mr. Skinner and
further information may be secured
by calling Mrs. Swindell at 5111.
Howard Williams, Perquimans
High's all-conference fullback, has re
ceived and accepted an invitation to,
play in the East-West all-star high
school football game at Greensboro!
next August, it was announced by Ike I
Perry, Perquimans High athletic di
rector.: The all-star game, sponsored by the
Greensboro Daily News, is made up of
some of the finest high school senior
football players in the State and the
players are picked by the North Caro
lina Coaches Association.
Williams, a senior, weighs 190
pounds and needs no introduction to
Albemarle football fans. Many col
leges are after his services.
He has played varsity football for
the past four years at Hertford, and
for the last three years he has gained
a position on the Albemarle Confer
ence all-star team. This season he was
named to the Class A all-eastern team
and was mentioned on the all-state
Howard is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Williams, Sr., of Hertford,
Baptist Church To
Build New Addition
; The Hertford Baptist Church looks
forward to breaking ground for an ad
dition to educational facilities in the
month of April. For more than two
years the church has been planning
for this and receiving money in the
regular offering for the Building
The addition will cost approximate
ly $50,000. The church has voted to
have half the amount in "cans on
hand" before they begin.
Ground breaking ceremonies ' are
planntd as part of the observance of
the Church's Centennial next April.
This church will be a century old on
VFW Benefit Dance
Planned For Saturday
Members, of the Garland H. Ownley
Post of the VFW , and its Auxiliary
will sponsor a dance at the VFW hall
Saturday night January 30, beginning
at 9 o'clock, it was announced today
by George Fields, Post Commander.
Proceeds from the dance will be do
nated to the Perquimans . County
March of Dimes.
CLINIC DATE SET
The Orthopedic Clinic will be held
at the Health Center, Cedar and Har
ney Streets in Elizabeth City, Tues
day, February 2.
. Registration of new patients will
be from 8:30 A. M., until 11:30 daily.
Superior Court Term Concluded Last
Wednesday; Much Work Accomplished
Saturday Last Day
For Listing Property
Perquimans County property own
ers who as yet have failed to list
property for 1954 taxes are reminded
that tomorrow, Saturday, is the final
day for tax listing. Individuals who
fail to list property for taxes with
one of the five township list takers,
will be liable for a penalty for late
The tax listers have been rushed
during this week by large numbers
of property owners who waited until
late m the month to list taxes, but
the listers estimate the work will be
almost 100 per cent complete by clos
ing time on Saturday.
March Cf Dimes
Incomplete Reports To
tal About One-fifth
Of County's Goal
With the 1954 March of Dimes cam
paign scheduled to come to a close on
Saturday of this week, county solicit
ors for this fund have reported only
about one-fifth of the quota assigned
the county, according to Mrs. John
Biggers, chairman of the drive.
The lag in collections for the fund,
it is believed, is due to slowness on
the part of solicitors to make reports
to the fund treasurer, George Fields.
No reports have been made for con
tributions from communities outside
the town of Hertford or from the
schools. These reports, according to
co-chairmen for the divisions, will be
made on Saturday afte? he drive
Mr. Fields reported Wednesday
morning that contributions reported
to date amounte'd to $274.75, which is
about one-third of the county goal.
Solicitors . who, as yet, have not
completed the task of canvassing
their territory, are urged to do this
work immediately in order that the
drive may be closed on schedule, and
to assist in making the campaign a
In commenting on the progress of
the 1954 campaign, Mrs. Biggers said
"If this year's March of Dimes quota
of $2,000 is to be fully subscribed the
citizens of Perquimans County will
have to respond in large numbers and
in a generous way."
To individuals who have not been
asked to contribute to the March of
Dimes an appeal is made for them to
send or give their donations to either
Mrs. Biggers or Mr, Fields.
Cotton Amendment To
Affect Soil Payment
L L. Lane, Chairman, Perquimans
County ASC Committee, reported to
day that an amendment to the Agri
cultural Adjustment Act of 1938 which
will be of interest to the cotton pro
ducers of Perquimans County has been
received in the county ASC office.
The amendment states that "any
person who knowingly plants cotton
on his farm in any year in excess of
the farm acreage allotment for cotton
for the farm for such year shall not
be eligible for any payment for such
year under the Soil Conservation and
Domestic Allotment Act, as amended.
All persons applying for any pay
ment of money under the Soil Con
servation and Domestic Allotment Act
as amended, with respect to any farm
located in a county in which cotton
has been planted during the year for
which such payment is offered, shall
file with the application a statement
that the applicant has not knowingly
planted, during the current year, cot
ton on land on his farm in excess of
the acreage allotted to the farm for
such year." ,
To Sponsor Supper
The Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul
Stallings Post of the American Legion
will sponsor an Italian spaghetti sup-
wr at. t. ha TTorffniv) CI
Lag As End fiears
lunch room on Wednesday night, Feb-and chairman of the legislative com
ruary 10, from 6 to 8 o'clock. Tickets ttee. x
for the supper may be secured fromlIn BerIe County he has served as
the Paragon Beauty Shop or any County Commissioner and as a road
member of the Auxiliary. commissioner. He is a Baptist Ro-
; " tarian, a Mason and a Shriner.
TO HOLD HYMN SING
hymn sing will be held at the
Grove Church, of the Perquim-
ans Charge Sunday afternoon, Janu
ary 31, beginning at 2:30 o'clock. A
cordial invitation to attend is extend
ed by the pastor, the Rev. H. M.
Nine Cases Are Disposed
Of During Week; 7
The regular January term of Per
quimans Superior Court which con
vened here last Monday with Judge
Leo Carr presiding, concluded its cal
endar On Wednesday and adjourned.
Considerable headway was made
during the week in clearing up the
civil docket of the court, and most
court officials are of the opinion the
docket is now reduced to the point
that no special terms will be needed in
the near future.
A number of cases listed on the
court calendar for the week were
continued and these were the cases of
Jesse . Lee Harris vs. Mrs. W. H.
Barber; W. E. Nelson vs. Morgan
Walker; Duval Co. vs. J. M. Spruill;
F. G. Genovesi vs. Michael Kolpak;
Irene Genovesi vs. Michael Kolpak;
Hertford Livestock A Supply Co. vs.
D. M. Roberson; Dewey S tailings vs.
Wayland White, Jr.
Ten cases listed on the caTendar
were disposed of during the week's
session of court.
A compromise was reached in the
case of Nathan Turner vs. Geo. W.
Nixon et als and the matter was set
tled. A mistrial was declared in the case
of Mary G. Moore vs. Clarence Dozier,
Adm., and the Court granted the
plantiff permission to amend the pro
ceedings. The matter of Pleasant King was
remanded to the office of the Clerk of
Court for final disposition.
The case of George Levant vs. Con
nie Parsons was continued pending
the instigation of new proceedings in
Au order remanding the matter of
Colson vs. Colson to the office of
Clerk of Court was handed down by
Judgments were ordered in the
cases of James Skinner vs. Susan Ja
cocks and Curlee Felton vs. J. H.
A judgment, by consent, was order
ed in,the case of Radio Suppjy Com
pany vs. J. M. Spruill.
Damages amounting to approxi
mately $443 to cover hospital and doc
tor's bill was awarded by the jury to
Wilbur Lamb in his suit against
Bertie County Man
C. W. ("Cousin Wayland") Spruill
last week announced his candidacy for
the State Senate from the First Dis
trict in the May Democratic Primary.
j In announcing his candidacy, Mr.
! Spruill took a stand on the "secrecy"
j issue which is expected to be a hotly
j discussed point in state and local po
litical battles tnis year.
"I am going on record otmosing any
secret legislation," he said. "I am op
posed to using the taxpayers money
without the people being informed as
to how much is to be spent on each
item in the budget
"I will do what I can to repeal the
present law on the statute books
which was passed in the last legisla
ture." He was referring to House Bill
No. 1071 allowing executive sessions
of the Appropriations Committee,
passed by the 1953 General Assembly.
In seeking a seat in the State Sen
ate, Mr. Spruill is asking the voters
to return him to the body which he
represented Bertie and the Northamp
ton counties before the present First
District was organized.
He has served in eight sessions of
the House of Representatives. While
in the House he introduced and pass
ed a bill removing the 15-cent ad va
lorem tax which counties collected for
State governmental expense.
A sponsor for years of State tu
berculosis and mental institutions, Mr.
Spruill has served as chairman of the
House Mental Institutions Committee
and introduced a bill to establish the
East Carolina Sanitorium at Wilson,
a wing of which was named in his
He also is a member of the State
Hospital Board of Control. On that
Board he is a member of the execu
tive committee, a. member of the build
ing committee which is directing the
use of $22,000,000 in bond issue money
County Board Meets
Next Mondav Hfnrnino
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The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County will hold its reg
ular February meeting hi the Court
House next Monday, morninsr. berim
.vtaing at 10 o'clock. : - -