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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, January 29, 1954, Image 1

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f 11 WX UtJ, VCX UilllCt, ,;j C:rc:j F iCJLti flu'u:n;3 In Four .riirisliag l!:rc Lsst Thursday federation Officials To Head Speakers' List At Gathering ; 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 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 follow. , ! T111S WEEK'S I WES 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. ' 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 -!;::on. 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 week.'wv:',?.;;" . 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 Lead Conference' Squaws Lose To Camden ; And Central Girls In Hard-fought Battles ''''' -' ' - ; 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. Recorder's Court 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. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT 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 . Peanut Application ASC Secretary Advises Producers Concern ing Procedure 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 Allotment 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 acreages. 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. IM Stockholders 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 1953. 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. Darden. , 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 cashier. 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 Ground Observer Corps Progressing Project Is1 Sponsored By BPWCiub; Needs 35 Volunteer Workers 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. Williams Selected For AM-StarGame 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 team. Howard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, Sr., of Hertford, Route Two. 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 Fund. 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 April 4. 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 listing. 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 Drive Collections 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 closes. 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 successful one. 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." , Legion Auxiliary 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 A Oak 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. Jamieson Nine Cases Are Disposed Of During Week; 7 Cases Continued 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 the matter. Au order remanding the matter of Colson vs. Colson to the office of Clerk of Court was handed down by Judge Carr. Judgments were ordered in the cases of James Skinner vs. Susan Ja cocks and Curlee Felton vs. J. H. Lilly. 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 Preston Copeland. 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 honor. 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 A C U "fL ff 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. : - -

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