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Volume XXL Number 14. "Hertford, Perquimans County,- North Carolina, Fricfcy, April 2, 1954. 5 Cents Per Copy rr- i;ziTFt:Domisrci:uriCiiT003SErtE k:ui Ai:;;r;tosiiny on su;:day, apkl 4 Impressive Services Are i . Planned to Ctomiaem , orate Centennial Services commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Hertford Baptist Church will con ducted at the local church on Sunday,1 April 4, it was announced here this week. t:;-: ; '..-y, j'iOi ; V ': ' '' : . ? I The services will open at 11 o'clock with the Centennial sermon to be de livered by Dr. Garland Hendricks of the Southeast Baptist Seminary. This -will be followed by dinner, served by the church at 12:30 o'clock. After noon services will begin at 1:30 o'clock with an historical address by 3. R. Holmes. The Kev. C. ,W. Dul ing will then recognize former mem bers and guests. Greetings will be given from ' former pastors of the church and from the Mother Church. - A candlelight community service will be conducted beginning at 7:30 o'clock. ; f ; All former 'members of the church have been invited to attend, the 'cele bration by letter, unless their ad dresses were not available. ' The pub lic is also invited to attend either of the services. The Hertford Baptist Church was organised Friday, April 7, 1864 by members from Bethel Church in this county. Charter members of the church were Charles W. Skinner, Sr Charles W. Skinner, Jr., Mary Martin Wood, Mary Eliza Wood, Henrietta Martin, Anna Skinner, Bachael Bar- , tow, Mary L. Parker, Nancy Cox, Mary Felton, Jane Newby, Christian Ming, Margaret Evans, James New fcold, Mary Newbold, J. G, Berry, Ann Berry, W. M. Fleetwood. - The present membership of the church is 407, Ministers and mission aries who have gone from this church are Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Anderson to Italy, Rev.and Mrs. PJul E, White to China, Rev. T. E. Skinner, Rev. Jo siah Elliott, Rav. Thomas C. Keaton ; and Rev. Colon S. Jackson, Jr. Pastors who have served the church were George Bradford, T H. Pritch rd, Q. T. Trotman, J. A. Daniels, J. 'i. Knapp, R. B.Jdhes,"J7'H'. Phillips, C. T. Bailey, J. M. C. Luke, Thomas t Harrison, O. C. Horton, R. Van de Banter, C. A. C. Thomas, T, F. Babb, C. N. Donaldson, Josiah Elliott, C. J. Anderson, W. A. Ayers, J. N. Booth, T. S. Crutchfield, A. A, Butler, R. C. ., Hubbard, W. H. Carter, B. L. Rhodes, C. V. Tilley, R. C. Hendricks, L. M. Dixon, D. I. Dempsey, J. F. Stegall, C. E. Hobgood, H. Gy Dawkins and C. W. Duling. THISWEBfi HEADLINES - Merchants over the nation are ex pecting -a slight boom in sales fol lowing reduction of a number of ex cise taxes approved by Congress this week. President Eisenhower is'expect d to sign the measure reducing tax es on such items as cosmetics, lug gage, admissions, home appliances and "sundry and other articles. The ex cise tax bill, as passed by Congress, ,is expected to reduce government in come by about 999 million dollars an nually. A Washington report on Wednes day stated Lindsay Warren, Comp troller General, and former Congress man from the First District, intended to resign his position due to ill health. Mr. Warren was appointed to his of fice in 1940, and while his term of of fice runs until November, 1955,' he can retire at full salary. A plane crash at Fort Bragg Tues day killed seven and injured 10 sold iers. The plane a V-119 Flying Box car crashed into a mess . hall at the Fort. Engine failure was believed to have caused the crash. . . : ' Secretary of State John Foster Dul les, speaking on .Monday night in New York, called for united action by the free world to prevent Indochina and , South Asia from falling to Commun ist conquest, Dulles stated there should be no apeasement; policy fol lowed trying ta prevent Communist domination of ' the entire . Western Pacific Defense System. ' , Recorder Seelon? Reelection To Post Chaa. E. Johnson, Judge of Per quimans Recorder's Court, has filed as a candidate for re-election to that office in the Democratic Primary to ! 3 held May 29. it ws rr;.ort2d this - c by R. C. Hurray, dayman of L s Ejpri of i. Investigation Of Robbery Continued i Sheriff M. G. Owens reported Wed nesday investigation of the break-ins committed late last week at the store of L. L. Chappell in Belvidere and the Hollowell Chevrolet Company is being continued. . i: '."-" ; Some $30 was taken from the Chap pell store and about $20 from the Hol lowell Company. . Sheriff Owens stated the break-ins may have been. committed by the same persons who robbed Arthur Byrum of Chowan County of $12,000 and seri ously injured Mr. Byrum while com mitting the robbery at his store in Chowan County. a By Eastern Star Hertford Chapter, 137, O.E.S., held its regularly meeting Monday night, at which time the following officers were installed for the new year: Worthy Matron, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cherry; Worthy Patron, Cecil C. Win slow; Associate Matron, Mrs. Kather ine C. Biggers; Associate Patron, Spencer Vick; Secretary, Mrs. Lucille B. Winslow; Treasurer, David J. Pritchard; Conductress, Mrs. Lucille L. White; Associate Conductress, Mrs. Lela C. Winslow; Organist, Mrs. Ruby B. White; Marshall, Mrs. Edna A. Eley; Ada, Mrs. Lillie Harrell; Ruth, Mrs. Lucille N. Satchwell; Esther, Mrs. Dorothy B. Bass; Martha, Mrs. Doris G. Ainsley; Electa, Mrs. Mary S. White; Warder, Mrs. Margaret W. Bagley; Sentinel, Mrs. Irma R. Vick, After Mrs. Maude R. Reaves con ducted the business the Associate Ma tron and Patron presented Mrs. Reaves and Mr. Winslow gifts from the cnap ter. Charles Overman of Edenton sang "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You," as a tribute to them. 'Jttrs.- Sally J. Bonner was the in stalling .officer and assisted by the following:. ! : ' Marshall, Mrs. Maude" R. Reaves; Secretary, Mrs. Nancy H. Coffman; Conductress, Mrs. Annie'. L, Mullen; Chaplain, Robert Spence; Organist, Mrs. Ruth Overman; Warder, Mrs. Edith Bufflap; Sentinel, Mrs. Charles Overman. After the new Worthy Matron took her office, she was presented a bou quet of. flowers and as a pledge faith, by several of icers. Mrs. Blanche C. Twiford, Past Grand Matron presented the Chapter with a lovely gavel. Visitors of the following chapters were recognized: . Norview, Norfolk, Va., South Mills, Elizabeth City, Eden ton.'. ;- ' . Refreshments were enjoyed during the social hour. !n Baseball Game Coach Ike Perry's Perquimans base ball team opened its 1954 season last Friday afternoon tripping the Eden ton Aces by a score of 10-4. The In dians started off the season' looking in good condition and playing the high type game they played last season when, they were runners up for the State Class A championship, y Phillips and . Matthews held down the mound duties for Perquimans while Carver was the catcher during the contest. Morris, Towe and Chap pell were outstanding in defense play and timely hits provided the margin of victory over Edenton. The Perquimans - Columbia game scheduled for last Tuesday was post poned because of inclement weather and it may be played at a later date. Today the Indians are scheduled to play Central High School and this game will be played weather permit ting. . : ' County Board Meets Next Monday, Morning The Board of Commissioners for Perquimans County will hold its April meeting next Monday, beginning at 10 o'clock in the Court House. Individ uals desiring to confer with the Board are advised of the time and place of the meeting. ' n.KA, Officials Tn Washington A. T. Lane. John Coston, Dana Mat thews and Chaa. E. Johnson, officials of the Albemarle Electric Membership uorooration, were m Washington the first part of this week, on business for the local corporation, ns Trip Aces Home Agent Spsaer AtOPWCIubMeeting last Thursday Night The Perquimans Business and Pro fessional Women's Club met at Hotel Hertford Thursday night, March 25, for its regular monthly dinner-program. Mrs. Alice M. Towe, vice presi dent, presided in the absence of the president when she opened the meet ing with prayer. Miss Kimsey Perry, County Home Demonstration Agent,, was guest speaker choosing for her subject, "Spring Flowers". With the use of color slides to show pictures of the azaleas and camellias, she presented her talk in a most effective manner. Mrs. Dora T. Riddick recognized her fraaata. MiaMka ViMrf a .Tnnnnnn onA T,o. titia McGoogan, who had done out standing work with the Junior Music Club. Miss McGoogan rendered a beautiful piano solo. - During the brief business session, Mrs. Emilie T. Harrell gave the treas urer's report. Miss Thelma Elliott gave a report on the progress of "The Toast of the Town Revue", a variety show which the club is sponsoring and is being directed by Mrs. B. G. Koonce, which will be presented at the Per. quimans County High School audi torium Friday night, April 9, at 8:15. Mrs. Annie M. "Pat" Williams dis tributed the posters among the mem bera to help advertise the play. Tic kets are on sale and may . be secured from any club member. Those present were: Misses Kim sey Perry, Vickie Johnson, Letitia McGoogan, Thelma Elliott, Kate Blanchard, Mesdames Alice M. Towe, Dora T. Riddick, Emilie T. Harrell, Annie "Pat" Williams, Minnie Wilms W. Hurdle, SaHie McN. Lane, Nettie Lee G. Caravello, Essie M. Burbage, Margaret W. Bagley and Viola D. Nachman. The Albemarle Football Conference, Wednesday, night of last week, became a threspoyls league when officials of the "various schools making up the con ference voted conference play foi football, basketball and basebalL : A conference constitution was adopted, officers elected and schedules arranged for conference football and tiaolratttall navf ViF . TIlo njfditf ATI Af ,Uii.iiii " the two new sports is to become ef fective with the next school term. Preliminary plans were also made for a conference basketball tournament bor both boys and girls. Officers elected at the meeting, which was held in Edenton, were presi dent, J. S. Fleming, Plymouth; vice president, Woodrow Taylor, Ahoskie; and secretary-treasurer, Gerald D. James, Edenton. Representing Perquimans High School at the meeting were Principal E. C. Woodard, Coach Ike Perry and Ab Williams. Final Lenten Service At Holy Trinity Tuesday The final service in the Lenten schedule of Tuesday night services at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be next Tuesday at 8:00 P. M. The Rev. Doucrlas E. Wolfe will Breach "the ser mon. Mr. Wolfe is Curate at Trinity Church in Portsmouth, Va., to which church he has but very recently come, assisting the Rev. Chauncey F. Min nick. Rector of that Parish.- A native of Milford, Pa. Mr. Wolfe spent three vears in the Navy as an instructor in the Chemical Warfare School at New nort, R. I.,' and from there went , to Hobart College to finish his college work begun previously at Penn State. Berkeley Divinity School in New Hav en, Conn., was his Seminary and he was graduated with the class of 1953, although he had been ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood in May and December of 1952. He began his min istry in July, 1952. as Minister-in-charge of St Luke's Churc!.' rfaver straw, N. Y.. and Vicar of All Saints Chanel, Valley Cottage, N. T. i The public is invited to attend. Holy Week services at Holy Trini ty will be announced .later. - ' National NPA Wk Planned April 340 . The Winfall N.F.A. Chapter will ob rv April 4-10. National N.FJL Week, at which time it will be hon oring the life and work of Booker T. Washington, well known educator. The Chapter will nrewnt i first talent nrogram Monday. Anri.I 6. 1954, at 1:30 P. M.. in the gymtorium at the Pemuimahs Traininsr School. " '' The' Chanter in mXnn nvmiinrlntr a ! general cleanup day, Tuesday, 'April &tn, 1S&4. , j , Wool Conference Adopts Three Sports TB Association To Hold Mass X-rays June 2 Thru July 8 T h e. Pasquotank-Perquimans-Cam den-Chqwan Tuberculosis Association Executive Committee met Thursday night in the Municipal Building in Hertford. Those present were: R. L. Garrett, L. S. Byrum, Ralph Parrish, W. J. Taylor, Dr. Allan Bonner, Arch ie Lane, J. H. Moore, Mrs. David Fear ing and Mrs. Duke Cropsey, executive secretary of the association. The Executive Board voted that the four counties remain in the associa tion another year, that one year was not sufficient for the district to de termine its success. Mrs. Cropsey reported .the following amounts raised in the four counties from the sale. of Christmas, seals; Pasquotank, $5,50840; Perquimans, $1,336.17; Camden, $803.70, and Cho wan, $2,000.01, making a total of $9,- 648.49 for the district A report was made that 2,962 chest X-rays had been made in the district, consisting of contacts, TB patients, pre-natals, clinic and food handlers. : Mr. Garrett reminded the Board of the four X-ray units that would be in the four counties June 2 through July 8 and that it was very important that everyone from 12 and 15 years of age and over be chest X-rayed. He also reported that Mrs. Velma Joyner, Negro health educator, will be in the district May 3 to May 12 to talk to the various groups. The budget for 1954-1955 was also discussed, as well as the number of patients waiting for admission to the sanatorium. The Executive members decided to have( their board meeting in the form of a Dutch dinner on April 15. Representatives of five towns par ticipated in a lengthy discussion on a revival of the Albemarle Baseball Lea gue at a meeting held last Thursday might WEdenton. - Nothing definite came from the discussion, but the vari ous representatives voted to adopt ten tative by-laws for the organization and to meet again on Thursday night of this week with the idea of organizing the league. Towns represented at the meeting last week were Elizabeth City, Hert ford, Windsor, Colerain and Edenton. Lt. J. RV'Wolford of the Edenton Ma rine Base appeared at the meeting and offered to enter a team in the league, to round out the membership to" six, and this offer was accepted by the other representatives. A. W. Hefren, J. Edgar Morris and Herbert N. Nixon represented Per quimans County at the meeting. Local fans have voiced enthusiasm for entering a team in the league pro viding the competition is kept on an amateur level, and teams are compos ed only of home players. The tenta tive by-laws adopted at the meeting last Thursday were phrased along these lines. . - Organization Of Society Is Planned An effort will be made here next Tuesday night to organize an His torical Societv fnv PprnnimoTio (7,iti ty for the purpose of rediscovering ana preserving historic facts on Per quimans County, it was reported by C. R. Holmes, who is arranging the meeting. : D. L. Corbitt, head of the Division of Publications and Archives for North Carolina, will address the meet ing and assist in organizing a local society. Persons interested in establishing a local histrocila 'society are urged to attend the meeting, which will be held in the Court House besrinninir at eisrht o'clock on April 6. , Mr. Holmes pointed put Perquim ans County is rich in history and many important historical facts which originated in this county have been developed and claimed for other com munities. A local society, if organiz ed, can work toward rightfully claim ing this data for Perquimans. . ' District. WSOS Meets Here Next Tuesday A meeting of the Elizabeth' City District of the Women's Society of Christian Service will be held at the Hertford Methodist Church Tuesday, April 6. Miss Constance E. Black stock of Bound Brook, N. J., a Metho dist missionary on furlough from In dia, will address the conference. About three i hundred members , of the societies of the district are ex pected to attend the conference. Lunch will be. served at the. church. Profess Reported ForBaseballLoop STATE REVIEW COARD APPROVES PLAFIS FOR ImiPROVIKG PERQUIMANS SCHOOL Perquimans Debaters Divide With Edenton Debating teams representing Per quimans High School divided honors with Edenton High School debaters in a contest conducted last Friday morn ing. The subject of the debate was: Be it resolved: The President of the United States shall be elected !?y di rect vote. The negative teams of each school won the decisions by scores of two to one in each contest. Representing Perquimans on the teams were: Affirmative, Joanne Lane and Wallace Baker; negative, Kather ine Nixon and Bobby Smith. Honor Roll Released For Training School The honor roll of Perquimans Train ing School, for the fourth grading period of the school year, has been re leased by R. L. Kingsbury, principal with the fololwing students listed in grades eight through twelve: Eighth Grade George Hollowell, James Jordon, Chester Mallory, Ai- leene Modlin, Henley Perry, Edwin C. Thomas, Wilbert Turner, Harvey Win-I slow. Ninth GradeEthel Eason, Mare lene Gallop, William Griswold, Argie Lamb, Jeanette Parker, Evora Phillips, Audrey Small, Edna Skinner, Queenie Vaughan, Vivian Vaughan, Matthew Whitehurst Tenth Grade Yvonne Burke, Oneida Felton, Marvis Hollowell, Christine Lowder, Malsie Parker, Wilma Skin ner, Mary Whidbee, Thedosia Wins low, Edna Zachary. Eleventh Grade Louise Eason, Wil lie Eason, Virginia Hurdle, Joan Lilly, Mary L. Parker, Nora Skinner, Shel via White, Charlie T. White. Twelfth Grade Sonja Copeland, Shirley Eason, Franeine Mitchell, Preston James, Ruth Norfleet and Mamie Reid. s Scheduled Friday The Senior Class of Perquimans High School will present a three-act comedy, "Delightfully Young", Friday night, April 2, at 8 o'clock in the high school auditorium. Characters in the play are: Kacky Nixon, Janice Sumner, Margaret Ann Banks, Bobby' Jones, Bobby Smith, Steve Perry, Tommy Matthews, Myr tle Williams, Tilson Chappell and Lou ise Chappell. j The play centers around a love-lorn column run by pretty twenty-two year old Ann Barlowe. . The comedy situa tions arise when Ann's younger sister, Kathy, unknowing to Ann answers many of the letters and causes a va riety of complications. How she fi nally solves all these problems keeps the audience gasping. a sman admission wm oe cnargect with the proceeds going toward senior gift to the school. Winners Announced lit Festival Conteest Miss Peggy Harrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Harrell, was select ed to represent Perquimans County, as local Queen, in the annual Potato Festival to be held in Elizabeth City next month. The contest was conducted at the State Theatre last Monday night, and judging was done by out-of-town resi dents.';; . Entered in the contest were Jill Miller; sponsored by the BPW Club; Peggy Harrell, sponsored by the 4-H Clubs; Suzanne ( Towe, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; Kath erine Nixon, sponsored by the Rotary Club; Janice Sumner, sponsored by the Hertford Jaycees; Margaret Ann Banks, sponsored by the VFW; Eva Russell, sponsored by the Lions Club. Runners-up in the contest, which was sponsored by the; Hertford Jun ior Chamber of Commerce, were Miss Janice Sumner and Miss Jill Miller. A.T. T,a"e Candidate For Commissioner Archie T. Lane, todav announced himself as a candidate for re-election to the Board of County Commission jers, for Hertford Township, subject to the Democratic Primary. Mav 29. I Mr. Lane is the second memlwr nf the present County Board to announce I for reelection. During the nast four , years he has served the Board as its .chairman. . , . , enior Class Play Panel Commends Local Program; Five Pro jects Included Survey plans for , improvement of Perquimans County Schools, under the 1953 bond program, , were approved Tuesday by a State Review Panel, headed by John L. Cameron, Director Division of School Planning. The local plans, compiled through surveys made by the Beard of Edu cation and the various school commit tees, were presented to the State Panel by John T. Biggers, County Su perintendent; J. Edgar Morris, chair man of the Board oi Education; Silas M. Whedbee, County Attorney, and Max Campbell, County Accountant. These local officials Journeyed to Raleigh on Tuesday for a meeting with the Review Board. The plans for local schools call for expenditures totaling $610,000, and es timated costs for construction on each of the five county schools were given as follows: Central Grammar School $60,000. Hertford Negro School $150,000. Hertford Grammar School $200,000. Perquimans High School $50,000. Perquimans Tr. School $150,000. After discussing these plans, and the county's financial status, with the State Board the local authorities were advised the Review Board will recom mend the entire program to the com mittee which is empowered with the authority to allocate the funds from the balance remaining in the bond fund. Whether or not Perquimans County receives an allotment of funds needed to carry out the entire pro gram will be determined by the State Committee which will work out a for mula for distribution of the last $25 millions of the bond fund. The al location of this total is to be based upon the needs of the State's 10 coun ties and the ability of each county to pay its portion of the costs. In presenting the need for Perquim ans Schools, the local officials pointed out to the Review Panel that since 1949 Capital Outlay for schools in this county totaled $576,377.53. Of this amount the State contributed $315,008.21 and Perquimans paid out the sum of $261,369.32. ' Capital Outlay expenditures for the various schools during this period were as follows: Perquimans High School, $118,178.92; Hertford Gram mar School, $29,723.37; Central Gram mar School, $29,723.37; furniture, $3, 033.21; total for white schools, $180, 658; Perquimans Training School, $286,118.80; Hertford Negro School, $79,161,76; school buses and furniture, $30,438.19; total Negro Schools, $395, 718.66. Last Tuesday Night An industrial workshop was con ducted here last Tuesday niriit when i members of the Industrial Develop- ment Committee for Perquimans County met with Ed Huffman, a rep resentative of the State Department of Conservation and Development to discuss a working program for se- f curing industry for this county. Joining the group were A. L. Jamie son, Albemarle director for VEPCO, and H. T. Jones, also of VEPCO. Mr. Huffman outlined to the local rganization preparations committees must make to be ready to confer with prospective industries. These includ ed making of industrial surveys, loca tion of sites, an organization of an in dustrial development corporation. He explained to the local committee how the Conservation and Develop ment Department carried out its pro gram in seeking new industry for the State and how the Department works with prospects once they are secured. ' A round-tabie discussion brought ut many questions and answers con cerning problems dealing with indus- . trial, development and what industry seeks in selecting new locations. Mr. Jamieson told the group his company works closely with the De partment of Conservation and Devel onment and nlsn hppVs induct. rv fni 'the territorv it serves. He told tn. j local committee VEPCO is teretinsed local committee VEPCO is interested in this community and will cooperate with Perquimans County in securing new industry. . BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. John A. Elliott an-' nounce the birth of a son, John Am brose, Jr., in the Albemarle Hospital,. Elizabeth City, March 14. Mrs. El liott is the former Miss Evelyn Cal lis. ; i Industry Workshop Conducted Here On VI.

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