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Volume XXL Number 13.
'Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carplina,Friday, March 26, 1954.
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Olficis To tent taty Ssbcl
iS3 Heads To State Pl.:I Today
Discussion to Determine
. Allocation Of Funds
; To Perquimans
School building, needs in Perquim
j ans County, to be constructed under
1953 Bond program, will be presented
to the.State Review Panel next Tuefc
day morning by J. T; Biggers,. Coun
. ' ty Superintendent, J, Edgar Morris,
Chairman of the Board of Education,
Silas M. Whedbee, County Attorney
, and Max R. Campbell, County Ac-
countant . .
The local officials will meet with
the State, Review Panel, headed by
John L. Cameron, Director Division of
' School Planning, for' the purpose of
outlining existing building needs to
provide adequate, space for present
and future school population. ,
The group will review overall plans,
already compiled through surveys con
ducted by the various school commit
tees and the Board of Education, and
will point out to the State Panel esti
mated financial requirements for this
program. .v ..';
Final allocation of State funds, to
be made from the remaining ,26 mil
: lion dollars of the bond issue, will be
determined through this and similar
- meetings. Representatives from each
: county in the State will meet with the
Review Pane) before the balance of
, the state funds is divided, according
to reports from Raleigh.
Peirohnanunty bas already been
allocated the sum of $137,447, from the
first $26 .million of state funds re
ceived through the sale of bonds. This
division was 'made upon the basis of
1100,000 to each county to the state
and the school .population of each
COUnty. -:y--i": ,:'.'.:;
Completing the overall program,
needed in Perquimans County, will de
pend on the final allocation made to
the county from the state; funds re
maining. The original allotment from
making no immediate plans for con
struction, other than the project at the
Central Grammar School, -until it if
. notified of the total allocation. S
The State Revenue Department es-
timated a new high in receipts from
dncome taxes for 1954, but announced
it will be late this week before total
figures can be released. . The State
collected approximately 78 million dol-
- lora in 1SR3. onH the estimntA for 1954
lias been set at about three million
dollars above this mark.
In Washington, the Senate is now
consideringthe new , tax bill passed!
last week by the House, but it is re-'
ported Senate action may not come
for several weeks. Some Senate lead
ers are advocating the proposed in
crease in personal exemptions which
was defeated in the House.
An effort is being made to restrict
the role of Senator Joe McCarthy in
the forthcoming probe of the McCar- A Jaycee Committee composed of
thy row with the Army. The Wiscon- Guy Cannon, C.T. Skinner, Jr., Mar
sin Senator states he will not-step ion Swindell and Floyd Benton is in
aside at the hearing and insists on
"his right to question Army witnesses.
' An effort to unseat Senator Dennis
Chavez, D-Ariz., because of alleged
irregularities .in. his election,, failed
' this week when the Senate voted 53
-, to 36 against invalidating the election
in which Chavez was declared the win
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Belvidere Ruritans .
Observe Ladies' Night ,
' ' The members of the Belvidere Ruri
. tan Club, with their wives, met at the
Belvidere Community Building Tues
day evening; March 16. Edwin S.
White, chairman of the High School
' Committee and in charge of the pro-
gi am, hag as his guests Supt and
Mrs. J, T. Biggers, the husbands and
wives of the high school committee,
and the school faculty and several oth
, Taking part on the program for the
evening were Mr. Biggers, E... C.
Woodard and Joe Tunnell. . :
1 BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Elliott an
nounce the birth of a son, John Am
brose, Jr., in the Albemarle Hospi
tal. Elizabeth City, March 14. Mrs.
, - Elliott, before her marriage, Was Miss
7 V Evelyn Parnsh- of -Ahoskie,
A son, Gary Josephyf was born on
March 15, to Mr. and Mrs. George J.
Woods in the U. R.- Naval Hoftoital,
Camp Lejuene, N C Mrs. Woods, be
fore her marrinste, was i the former
TJiss Ruth Foster. 1 ,
Red Cross Drive
Lagging In County
The annual Red Cross Fund Drive
appears to be lagging in Perquimans
County according to reports made this
week by Henry C. Stokes, Jr, and
George Fields, cochairmen for the
- Only one-fourth of the county's
quota of $1,285 had been collected and
reported to the chapter treasurer up
to Monday of this week, and with the
campaign scheduled to come to an of
ficial close on Wednesday of next
week the chairmen urge all solicitors
to make immediate canvasses of their
territory and report contributions in
order that the chapter officers may be
prepared to bring the drive to a suc
cessful close on the last day of March.
Indians Play Aces
Perouimans Hisrh School's baseball I
team, runners-up for the Class A
State Championship In 1953, will open
its 1954 season Friday afternoon when i
they meet their old rivals the Edenton
Aces on Hicks Field in Edenton. Game
tfane hag been 8et for two o'clock.
"The Indians this year will be com
posed of the same roster as last year
with the exception, of Vernon White,
pitcher, John Winslow and Billy Chap-
pen.-: v;-1 ,f v?: . : "
Paul Matthews is expected to be the
number one pitcher on Coach Ike Per
ry's squad this season. '
rerquimang :wm again compete in
the State JESliminaticfc playoffs and the
following Scheouieol games nas oeeniproper passing.
'. March 80 Columbia, there.
April 1 Central, here.
April 6 Coterain, here. , 1
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April 13 Colerain, here.
-April 14 EdT.tam, here.
April 23 Williamston, here.
April 27 Plymouth, there.
April 30 Open.
. All district games must be com
pleted by May 7; the state regional
playoff will be played by May 14, the
TCaaf-nmt maxrnff Mow 01 onA ttia
state finals by May 29. The State
finai8 te layed in East again
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Pick Festival Queen
A beauty contest, sponsored by the
Hertford Junior Chamber of Com
merce, will be conducted at the State
Theatre Monday night at nine o'clock
to select a Beauty Queen to represent
Perquimans County in the annual Po
tato Festival to be staged in Eliza-
charge, of the arrangements for the
local contest j The committee an
nounces local contestants will be spon
sored by the various, civic organiza
tions of the county.
First : place winner in the contest
will receive a $25 savings bond from
the Jaycees and a month's pass to the
State' Theatre. Second place winner
will receive a month's pass to the
theatre and third place winner a pass
good for two weeks. Each contestant
will 'receive a one night .pass to the
County Council To
Meet Saturday P, M.
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The Perquimans County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs will hold
their regular spring meeting Satur
day afternoon, March 27, at 2:30 in
the Agricultural Building.! Mrs. E. J.
Proctor urges all council members and
other interested persons to attend.
Several items ofTiusinesi are to be
r . r. r i 1.
Pnntnrt Hnnrlni Ta
Hm V AiZ7u kTZmtrr." School will present its annual
there to discuss the music program, , . t. .j;t) : M.
She will also' give information con-
cerning the procedure to use in carry
ing out a musical pageant for Fall
Achievement Day, , i
kMr, and Mrs. A.'
C. Miller of Clav-
erark, N. Y
announce the birth of
a daughter, born Sunday,. March
Mrs. Miller is the former Miss Nita1 program to be presented at the col
Newbold. ( " " legs on the first" Saturday in May.
Listed On Docket
Of Recorder Court
Traffic Violations Ac
count For Most Part
A total of thirty-six cases were list
ed on the docket of the Recorder's
Court in session here last Tuesday,
following a court recess of one week.
A majority of the cases listed cover
violations of the traffic laws.
Costs of court were assessed against
Seba Wright, Samuel Orner, Michael
D'Avia, J. C. hensen, Erving Seaman,
Leonard Paul, Samuel Brooks, V. A.
Yerratti, Stanley Coons, Hoskin Bass,
Wilbur Burton, Anthony Volpi and
James Sawyer, each of whom sub
mitted to charges of speeding.
Mary Price paid a fine of $5 and
costs of court and Hugh Plaxton paid
a fine of $15 and costs after each
had entered a plea of guilty to charg- car in what was almost a head-on col
es of speeding. I Hsion in spite of the fact that Julian
John Mallory, Negro, was fined $25 Howell, 16, driver of the car in which
and costs on charges of being drunk his family was riding, had driven over
and resistinor nn officer. '
Emanuel Miller, Negro, submitted to
cnarges oi escape from an officer and
'paid the costs of court
A fine of $10 arid costs were taxed
against Willie Sutton, Negro, who en-
tered a plea of guilty to charges of
assault with a deadly weapon.
Guy Cash submitted to charges of
non-support and paid' the costs of
court and he was ordered to pay the
sum of $25 a week for support of his
Costs of court were taxed against
Earl Ward, Mildred .Owens, Pauline
Ford, Katie Bragg, each of whom sub
mitted to charges of failing to observe
a stop sign. " '. .. ' '
Hoyle Hawkins and William Rus
sell paid the costs of court after en-
tering a plea of guilty to charges of
Elmer Sutton, Negro, was fined $2
and costs on charges of being drunk.
James Spruill, Negro, waived a pre
liminary hearing on charges of lar-1
ceny and forgery of a check and his
case was ordered set upon the docket
of the Superior Court. Spruill was ar
rested by Sheriff M. G. Owens, who
reported the defendant had given a
confession of the crime. J
Norwood Gaylord and Carlton Per
ry, Negro, each entered pleas of guil
ty to charges of driving drunk. Each
was ordered to pay fines of $100 and
Costs of court.
Hattie Roberts, Negro, who sub
mitted to charges of following too
closely behind a vehicle. She paid the
costs of court.
Robert Lee Thatch, Negro, was i
found guilty on charges of non-sup
port. He was ordered to pay the costs
of court and the sum of $10 per week
for the support of his two children,
nw xt .-
Roy Skinner, Negro, was found,
guilty on three counts, being drunk,
driving without a license and speed
ing. He was ordered to pay a fine of
$50 and costs. , I
' Arthur Stephens was taxed with a
fine of $30 and costs after submitting
to charges of driving without a li
cense:' . :. y . ' .
Ronald Wiles paid the costs of court
after pleading guilty to charges of
driving on the left side of a high
Olian Spencer, Negro, paid the costs
of court after submitting to charges
of driving with insufficient brakes.
Robert Sawyer, Negro, was found
guilty of charges of larceny. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $10 and costs
of court , .r."'C"'
TT? Committee To
Meet On Friday
The ' Perquimans Committee for
Health Education of the District Tu
berculosis Association will meet at the
Perquimans High School Friday,
March 26 at 2:30 o'clock, it was re
ported, today by Mrs. C. P,, Morris,
'chairman of the committee.
Members of the committee are the
t w m jmim. tli Rv A. L.
;ChaPiin, Mrs. Betty Swindell, Henry
C. Stokes, Jr., E. C. Woodard, Miss
Audrey Umphlett R. M. Thompson
and Miss Kimsey Perry.
SENIOR PLAT APRIL 2
The Senior Class of Perquimans
play in the Bchool auditorium on Fri-
day night April 2. The play is titled!
Miss Marilyn Baker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Baker of Belvi
dere, a student at Louisburg College,
has been elected by the students of
.the srhool s -wnW of th Mav
21.'Dav Court anH will nai4irinfltA in thn
l!;gro Killed; Five
Injured In Wreck
('are Last Sunday
Dennis Boone, 42, Negro of Route
Two, Hertford, was killed in a col
lision on the Beech Springs Road in
Perquimans County at 10:50 o'clock
Mrs. J. C. Howell of Route Two,
Hertford is in the Chowan Hospital
with serious injuries resulting from
the same accident Four other peo
ple received less serious injuries.
According to Patrolman B. R. Ins
coe, who investigated, a 1939 Ford
operated by Aaron Boone, 29, Negro,
of Route Two Hertford, crossed en
tirely over the center line of the high
way at a curve near the Freeland
Copeland home and struck the Howell
being hit by the oncoming car.
Mrs. Howell, who was riding on the
front seat with her son, suffered a
broken leg, a broken left arm and
,f0ur broken ribs. J. C. Howell, who
twith his daughter, Kay, was on the
back seat, received lacerations of the
head and scratches. His daughter
suffered from shock and minor abras
ions. Neither driver was seriously
Dennis Boone, riding on the front
Ueat with Aaron Boone, his cousin,
was not thrown from the car but died
of a broken neck, according to Dr. T.
P. Bruin, who was tailed to the scene
of the accident
Aaron Boone was placed under ar
rest and charged with involuntary
manslaughter. He will be given a
hearing in Recorder's Court on April
S. P. Jessup Passes
Sidney Phillips Jessup, age 66, died
Tuesday night at 11:35 after a short
illness. He was a native of Winfall
but had been living in Hertford for
the past 21 years. He was the son
of the late Willis Langley and Kate
Phillips Jessup, and a retired planter.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Cornelia Nixon Jessup; 2 sons, Willis
L. Jessup and Francis Nixon, both of
Hertford; one sister, Mrs. Frank Kir
by of Portsmouth, Va.; and one bro
ther, T. L. Jessup of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
J'.,. v. .
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church by the
pastor, the Rev. Charles Wulf.
Interment was made in the Church
Master Farm Family
Named For Perquimans
The Wamer Madre family has been
selected by a county committee for the
honor of the Master Farm Family of
Perquimans County. All states cover
ed by The Progressive Farmer, join
that organization in a Master Farm
Family Program. This is the year for
North Carolina. '. .
The Madre family will be compared
to other families in counties in the
Eastern supervisory District, from
which a district winner will be cho
sen. The family chosen must derive
the major portion of their income from
the farm, the farmstead should be at
tractive, the inside of the home at
tractive, and convenient and the fami
ly should be acceptable to the com
munity in their social, religious, and
educational leadership, along with
many other qualifications.
LOCAL MAN'S- MOTHER DIES
Mrs. W. L. Ayscue, age 84, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.
D. Johnson, near Zebulon, Wednesday,
March 17. She was a native of Frank
lin County, but had lived with her
daughter for the past five years.
She is survived by six children, D,
L. Ayscue of Louisburjr, Mrs. Bell
Chappell of Henderson, W. W. Ayscue
of f ranklin, J. K. Ayscue of Hertford,
Mrs. B. B. Edwards and Mrs. M. D,
Johnson of Zebulon, 81 grandchildren
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anu ok numuer ui Kreat-graiiucnuuiji,
Funeral services were conducted on
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the Corinth Baptist Church in Frank
lin County by the pastor of the church
'and burial was
in the church ceme
Members of the choir sang "The
Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of
Ages." - '
Committee To Conduct Campaign For
Funds To Promote County Industry
Ruritan Club Hears
Talk By Ag Specialist
Dr. Emerson Collins, of the N. C.
State College Agriculture Department,
was; guest speaker at a meeting of
the Durants Neck Ruritan Club, held
March 17 at the Community House in
New Hope. Other guests at the meet
ing were E. C. Woodard, Joe Tunnell
and Ike Perry, all members of the
faculty at Perquimans High School.
Doctor Collins gave a very interest
ing talk in the various methods of
using Ammonia of Nitrate in sou
During the business session of the
meeting the club voted to entertain all
seniors of Perquimans High School,
residing around New Hope, at the next
club dinner on April 21.
County Agent Urges
Cotton Farmers To
The number of acres of cotton
planted in Perquimans County has de
creased at a rapid rate during the past
ten years. At the same time, the
farmers in the west in such states as
aniuiw, uve increased meir cotiqn (.ails, travel expense seeking industry;
acreage to the point where the south; there will be no remuneration for the
isn't considered as a cotton section rommittji mmW
In 1945, farmers of Perquimans
County planted 4,862 acres of cotton
from which 20 per cent of the total
farm income was derived. Five years
later, in 1950, only 2,896 acres of cot
ton was planted from which only 9
per cent of the total farm income was
derived. In a short period of only
uve years, me tuuu cotton acreage
decreased w per cent while the in
come from cotton had decreased 55 ;
per cent Since 1950 the total acre
age of cotton has continued to de-
crease and after the cut in allotted
acreage this year, many farmers are
not even attempting to plant and pro
In 1954, there are only 2,046 acres
of cotton allotted to Perquimans Coun
ty unless these acres are planted this
year, this number will be reduced for
1955. The man that doesn't plant his
cotton acreage in 1954 will be the one
that will take the reduction as he will
lose one third of his allotted acreage
in 1955. For example, under the pres
ent ruling, if a man is allotted 6 acres
of cotton this year, and fails to plant
it and in 1953-52 had nlanted 10 acres
of cotton each year, his allotment for
1955 would be less than the six acres
There is a provision to take care of
the man that can't plant his allotted
acreage in 1954, but doesn't want to
lose his allotment. He has until April I nouncement made by J. Kelly White
1 to notify the ASC office in Hertford that he will seek the Democratic nomi
of his intention not to plant cotton i nation for the office.
and he will receive credit for planting
cotton this year. The cotton acreage
returned to the ASC office will be re
distributed among the farmers in the
county. So, if you have no intentions
of planting your allotted cotton acre
age, please give it in to the county
ASC office before April 1 and you will
help yourself and your neighbor that
desires more cotton acreage this year,
states R. M. Thompson, Farm Agent
of Perquimans County.
For HD Clubs April 1
Thursday, April 1 is the day for the
annual 25th District Meeting of Home
Demonstration Clubs, which will be
held at Manteo at the 4-H Club Camp
this year. The meeting will begin at
10:30 A. M., and last all day. Lunch
will be served on camp grounds.
Dr. Landis Bennett head of the Vis
ual Aids Department at State Col
lege, will be the guest speaker. His
subject will be "Italy Its Past, and
Present." Dr. Bennett has just re
turned from Europe where he has been
Studying. -,-.)::. k".;.
Kimsey Perry, home agent urges
all club members and others interest
ed, to attend this meeting in Manteo
on April 1. '
New Assistant Asrenf
Assumed Duties Mar. 16
Miss Clara Mason of Swanquarter,
reported to work on March 16, as As
sistant Home Agent in' Chowan and
Perquimans counties. ' Miss Mason
trraduated from East Carolina Colleee
in February and comes highly recom
mended from the faculty. She has a
major in Home Economics and all of
her electives were in her major field.
It is hoped that bv July 1 there will
be a full time Assistant Home Agent
in each countv. Miss Mason will re-
main in one of them.
Local Organization Is
Perf ected At Meeting
Last Tuesday Night
Further plans for pushing the in
dustrial development of Perquimans
County were made at a meeting held
here last Tuesday night during which
officers of the committee were select
ed and plans made to conduct a fund
raising campaign to finance the op
erations of the committee which will
seek industry for the county.
Attending the meeting Tuesday
were Robert L. Hollowell, Mrs. Viola
D. Nachman, Henry C. Stokes, Jr., L.
C. Winslow, Mayor V. N. Darden, D.
M. Jackson, R. M. Riddick, Jr., Ralph
Sasser, A. W. Hefren, Francis Nixon
and Max Campbell.
Named as officers of the commit
tee were Robert L. Hollowell, chair
man; Henry C. Stokes, Jr., vice chair
man; Mrs. Viola D. Nachman, secre
tary, and Max Campbell, treasurer.
The group voted to begin immedi
ately a campaign to raise at least
$1,000 to finance the operations of the
committee seeking industry for the
county. Every business organization
of the county will be solicited for con
tributions to the fund, and it was re
ported, any monies remaining in the
fund will be returned to contributors
on a pro-rata basis. The Industry
Fund will be used by the committee
for sucn expenses as postage, phone
for the development of the county.
Mayor V. N. Darden, R. M. Riddick,
Jr., and Henry C. Stokes, Jr., were
named as a committee to conduct the
Industry Fund Drive.
The group also discussed industrial
possibilities for the county and set as
tnft nni ,..
dustry fop processing of raw ma
teriala now in Pprouimans ("InnnMr
Another meeting of the
tion will be held next Tuesday night
at which time representatives of the
State Department of Conservation and
Development will come here to discuss
industrial problems and give advice
and information concerning procedure
in securement of industry,," The meet
ing will be held in the Municipal
Building at eight o'clock.
Kelly White Enters
Name As Candidate
For County Sheriff
A contest for the office of Sheriff
for Perquimans County, in the pri-
.mary election to be held May 29, ap-
peared a certainty, today, with an an-
Mr. White, a native of Perquimans
County, is the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. White and a veteran of
World War II. He is married to the
former Miss Sarah Carlyle and re
sides on the Hertford-Edenton High
in maKing nis announcement . as a
candidate for the office of Sheriff.
Mr. White stated he will conduct an
active campaign for the office and he
wiH appreciate the "active support and
vote of all the people of the county.
Hertford Negro PTA
In Meeting On Monday
The Negro Elementary School PTA
held its regular monthly meeting in
the . school cafeteria Monday night,
March 22, at 8:00 P. M.
After a brief devotional led by Mrs.
E. S. W. Perry, there was a business
session presided over by the president
Mrs. Delia Harvey.
A program presided over by L. Sum
merset followed the business session.
The program consisted of songs from
the school Glee Club, and a Forum
discussion : on the topic: "Under
standing Your Child Six to Twelve."
The forum members were: Prof. T. S.
Jackson, Teachers College, Elizabeth
City; Dr. J. E. Jones of Elizabeth
City, and Mrs. G. B. Lowe and Mrs.
D. H. Newby, first grade teachers of
Hertford Elementary School.
Open House Planned
For Next Thursday
Open House will be observed at the
Hertford Baptist Church next Thurs-
- day evening, April 1, from eight to
"16 o clock in honor of the Rev. and
Mrs. C. W. Duling; who will move from
Hertford to Windsor where Mr. DuU
ing has accepted the pastorate of the
.Cashie Baptist Church. , '
The public is invited to attend the