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Twenty-NintH ; Program
and Close June 1st -
Finals, tfor the 29th year at Per
quimans High School "will 1egin on
Sunday night, May 30, with the Bac
calaureate t sermon delivered by the
Key. D. Virgil Pike, pastor of the.
. Piney Woods Friends Church. The
.: Rev. Charles Wulf will give the scrip-
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" ing I Would Be True."
Class Night will 1e held Monday.
May 81, with the theme being "One
Toot On Earth.1! The Salutatorian is
"V Tilson Chappell and the Valedictorian
Suzanne Towej Class Poet, Rosalie
, Cobb; Historian, JoanneLane; Testa
tor, Janice Sumner? Gif torians; Mary
.Winslow and Ann Stallings; Prophet,
r Bobby Jones; Kittle Sue Johnson will
.introduce the" superlatives;,;. Margaret
Ann Banks and Bobby Jones wUl give
"the prologue, and statistics, will be
. 'given by Myrtle Williams and; Steve
' - Graduation will be Tuesday night,
': I June 1. " Invocation will be given by
Jean Butt Address of welcome by
' "Marshall Winslow. America, the land
- 'of Opportunity, will be given by Kath
arine Nixon. Leo Dail will give an ad
dress, We Have Crossed the Bay. I
Speak for Democracy will bejiven by
' Bobby Smith. .'. :
Presentation of diplomas will -be
, made by J. Edgar Morris, chairman of
the Board of Education, who wid be
1 . Introduced by J. T. Biggers, County
'Superintendent of Schools. . .. .
Medals, and other awards will be
made by E. C. Woodatd, school princl-
. "pal. fr -C '.,-.. 'i'.-':.
Presentation of gifts and farewell
,'will be made by Hudson Fisher. ,
''' ' The 'marshal for: this' year's eom-
jnencement program will be Mary
y" Trances Eure, chief, Patricia Biggers,
p" "Julia Ann Stokes, Judith Winslow, Sa-
. M-.ii . ,j , .u. .... .sn
TVhedbte Jean Edwards and Rachel
Spivey. ... ;jh,f . j
The Senior Clas off icers are Su
'anneTowej'dftitatane, vice president;. Am -Stallings, secre
tary; Marshal) Winslow treasurer,
dags directors are Mrs. C. R. Holmes
, and Mrs. G. E. Barbee. Mascots are
Paula Smith and Joe Towe White.
"Music director is Mrs. C. E. Johnson.
Senator ; Clyde R. Hoey died in
'W ashing t on W ednesday after
noon, while resting in his office from
arduous Senate duties, Mr. Hoey hadlnl JTvZ'wt
a j, A.TT o o ! iaAz miles loop road off NC 37 near Win
career in public service, previously
serving as Governor of North Caro
lina. : With the Geneva Conference an ap
- parent failure, so far as Korea and
' Indochina problems are .concerned,
. Western Powers are seeking agree
ment on new plans to halt communist
; aggression in Asia. According to re
ports there is little indication the U.
S. will send troops into Indochina. A
"Nato" plan for Asia, it now seems,
Is being looked upon with favor by the
T)v ThiMA nn4 .ill 1 it..
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The U. S. Senate this week gave its
approval to a proposed amendment to
the Constitution restricting the num
ber of justices of the Supreme Court.
: tt. . t4 41.. . J i 1. J-
signed to prevent any future attempt
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to revamp the court as was proposed.
during the 80's.
Efforts to curtail the; McCarthy
Army hearings, now In its third week,
pre meting wiA no success. Doth
t,. " s in t'.e argument seemingly want
the Le&.l j to continue at its present
tempo despite the obvious conclusion
. nothing concrete , will come from the
controversy.--'. 4 xs..s'zp t..
TO PR2AC3 SUNDAY i
" Rev. D. D. Cross of Clyde, N. C,
will preach at the Hertford . Baptist
Church Sunday morning and evening
of Kay 16. Tl e public is cordially in
vited to attend both services. i .
'ET3 A . 7J.CILISNTf.
Mr. and Kr-. E:"? Elliott of Eden
ton anncrr.:s ' ' . ! ; l,l
born Sunday, L.jy 2.
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Business Ileuses To
Close Friday P.M.
Hertford stores and business
houses will dose Friday, May 21, at
four o'clock in order to permit em
ployers and employees to participate
in the dedication services to be held
at the new highway sh&pa, it was- re
ported here Wednesday following a
survey conducted among the business
organizations., ,.,'"..; .; . ' -'
" Mayor V. N, Darden stated the sur
vey indicated practically every store
and business will close to permit the
town ' to : cooperate in the program
planned at the new shops.. '
Rod Projects In
Road ' Improvements, completed orlquimans . won by a 4-3 count, with
scheduled in" Perquimans County dur-
big the past sixteen months far sur -
pass any road program camea out
in this county during any recent three
year period it was learned from fig
ures released this week by the State
In a report made Monday by J. Em
mett Winslow,' Highway Commissioner
74.2 miles of highways In Perquimans
have beett constructed, resurfaced or
scheduled f6r. widening and resurfac
ing since January 1; 1953.
This report covered only work com
pleted or scheduled for highways, it
did not include vast Improvements to
culverts and bridges throughout the
L More than 19 miles of roads will or
have received resurfacing; these pro
jects include 8.8 miles from NC 37
near Belvidere to Gates County via
Whiteston; 4.4 miles from NC 37 Per
quimans line to Gates County line;
1.2 miles from Snow Hill Cross Roads
to Belvidere f 2.2 miles from Winfall
to Desert Rpj? nvilea, from U. S.
IT to Betiiel and end of S foot brick
road. v . - :y;.
More than 40 miles of highways
have been or will be widened and re
surfaced. These projects are 9.6 miles
NC 32 from US 17 to Chowan line
through Winfall and Belvidere; 4.1
miles from US 17 through Chapanoke
to Pasquotank line; 3.5 miles from
near Bethel to Harvey Point road; 1.8
miles from near Winfall to US 17; 0.6
miles on Causeway near Hertford; 0.5
miles Church Street; 0.2 miles, Eden
ton Road Street; 3.9 miles Desert
Fifteen miles of new construction is
also included in this report,' and in
clude 7.5 -miles from Belvidere to
Gates line, near Sandy Cross; 2.3
ford to Tyner road: 2.6 miles, loop
road south of New Hope road; . 2.3
miles road from Chapanoke to Wbod
ville; 3.2 miles county road from US
17 to Chapanoke road; 0.8 miles from
Whiteston east to Up River Friends
Church and 6.1 miles of county road
from Winfall northeast to Chapanoke
road. , . .
Lane Funeral Held
Monday Afternoon ,
Mrs. Julia ChappeU Lane, age
died Saturday morning at 10 o'clock
in the Albemarle Hospital after a long
illness. She was a resident of Per
quimans County and had lived near
Hertford for the past several years.
She was the daughter of the late Silas
r Z . tT ' 7
Charlie R. Lane, a member, of Piney
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Besides her husband she la survived
by two - sons, Walton and . Winston
Law of Hertford, Route 1; four
daugLters,. Mrs. William White of
Hertford, Route 1, Mrs. John Elliott
Mrs. : Irvjn Long and Mrs. . Claude
Long, all of Edenton, Route 2; one
sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rountree of Ty
ner; four brothers, Ambrose. H. Chap
pell of Belvidere, Curtis S.land Wifc
liam T. Chappell of Tyner and Earl
E. Chappell of Lonf, Island,' New York.
Nine grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews also survive. - : . ,
Funeral services-were conducted oh
Monday afternoon at 8 o'clock in the
Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev. Vir
gil D. Pike, pastor of .Piney Woods
Friends Church, assisted by the Rev.
D. J, Stoner of Bethel Baptist Church.
The choir of the Piney woods Friends
C "h PT)sf "Sometime Well Under-bu-iiu."
Luwijti tiMt LIrs. Free-
land Copland sang, "Good-night and"
Good 7 orrirj."
r.." ' rr.rers were Joi n Ward, How
3 O '.I,1 " ' T-re, , C "
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Ian District Class ;
Local Baseballers Now
Playing For North-
The Perquimans Indians defeated
Chowan's baseball team two-to-one in
a three-game series to , win the Dis
trict 1, Class A baseball champion
ship in the 1954 State playoffs. .
With the series knotted, the In
dians swamped Chowan Monday night
by a score of 11-3. Paul Matthews
pitched a six-hitter for the Indians,
giving up four walks and striking out
nine Chowan batters. Jordan and
Chappell divided the pitching duty for
Chowan. They allowed six hits, walk
ed a total of 13 and the Chowan teani
committed nine errors.
1 Cliff Towe, with' two singles led the
Indians at bat, and John Morris
banged out a triple in the second
'which scored three runs. 'x
I In. Mi a ft rut ram a of tile series Per-
Matthews pitching. He gave up three
hits. Jordan and Chappell pitched for
uiowan ana auowea. seven nits.
Chowan knotted the series by win
ning the second game by a 7 to 6
score. The visitors touched Winslow
for. 10 hits in this contest while the
Indians collected eight hits off Jor
dan and Chappell. Perquimans gain
ed a 8-9 lead in the second frame but
Chowan tied the count by the fourth.
Perquimans edged ahead in the fifth
inning but -.Chowan tied it again in
the eighth.. : Chowan tallied three
runs in the ninth; while Perquimans
collected two. ?'':'; : 'f
This victory 1 was the fourth con
secutive district title for the Indians,
who will advance in the play-offs by
meeting the winner of District Two in
a two out of three series this week
end.' 'Ct;ii: v;'''''' -
No word has been received from the
secretary of the State High School
Athletic Association up to late Wed
nesday evening as to the opponents
for the Indians in the next series. .
'However, E. C. Woodardr principal
of Perquimans, stated he expected ar
rangements for this series to be com
pleted Thursday morning, and , was
hopeful the next home game for the
Indians will be set for-Friday night
of this week.
lifts Club Observe
The Hertford-Lions Club observed
its 15th anniversary and Ladies' Night
at a dinner party held last Friday
night in the cafeteria at Perquimans
Charles Harrell, president of the
club, presided over the meeting and
J. T. Lane was toastmaster.
In addition to their wives the Lions
had as their special guests at the
meeting Norman Trueblood, State Sec
retary. Lions International and Mrs.
Trueblood, Mayor and Mrs. V. N. Dar
den, Mr. and Mrs. Max Campbell and
Mr. and Mrs. Silas M. Whedbee.
J. T.. Biggers-extended a word of
welcome to the guests and the re
sponse was given by Mrs. Dan Ber
ry. Joe Tunnell introduced Mrs. Hel-
tie Fearing and Miss Jane Fearing,
who gave a number of musical se
Presentation of awards was made
by Mr. Trueblood who awarded Dr.
LA. Ward, Archie T. Lane, Joe Tun
nell and R. Ralph White charter mem
ber pins; and perfect attendance rec:
ord pins for 15 years were awarded
Archie T. Lane and Ralph White. A
builder award - was given to W. S.
Long for securing new members. A
large number of perfect attendance
pins for the ' past year were also
awarded to the club members. - -
Tickets On Sale
Season tickets for the - Albemarle
League , baseball games, to be played
this summer, have gone on sale at six
places In Perquimans County, if was
reported today by Herbert Nixon,
business; manage? of the Perquimans
Indians, i '. -, .
Mr. Nixori stated these tickets are
on sale at Wink's Place in White
ston, Lir.-i Chappell's at Belvidere,
White's Store at Winfall, Steve Per
ry's in New Hope, Phillips' Store at
Bethel and 2 & M in Hertford.
The HJ" la are good for any game
played in i "y park of the league, and
proce. Is f it the Dale of these tic
kets ix ' ) . forwarded to the League
TV " ' -r 'raying league ex
5 ' son. These expens-
,j ; ,.t of umpires, post-
l!3dy Fines Taxed
On Lquor Charges
Twenty Cases Listed On
Court Docket For
Lillie 'Forehand and Joe Daniels,
Negroes, were found guilty in Per
quimans Recorder's Court last Tues
day n Charges of possession of non-tax-paia
liquor, for the purpose of
sale. Lillie Forehand was sentenced to
jail for 12 months, sentence to be sus
pended Upon payment of a fine of $100
and costs of court, and upon condition
she - not be convicted of a similar
charge within 12 months. She noted
an appeal to the superior court. Dan
iels was fined $50 and costs of court
Court costs were assessed against
George ; Jones, John Wilson, Oliver
Riddick, Eugene Burke and Clifton
Freeman each of whom submitted to
charges of speeding.
Betty B. Bell submitted to a charge
of speeding and paid a fine of $20
and costs. Robert Lee Jenkins, Negro,
was found guilty of speeding 80 miles
an hour. He was fined $40 and costs
Verdicts of not guilty were returned
in the case in which Harold Jackson
was charged with driving without a
license, and the case in which Percy
Parker, Negro, was charged with as
Wilton Armstrong, charged with Il
legal parkin? and possessing tax-paid
liquor In a dry county submitted to
the cha -gea. He paid a f me of $25
and cos' s.
George Jackson entered a plea of
guilty t charges of reckless driving.
He paid a fine of $25 and costs. ,
The lond of Ray Hanson, charged
with driving drunk, was ordered for
feited when Hanson failed to appear
in court to answer the charges.
' Robert White, Negro, was ordered
to pay a fine of $25 and costs after
pleading guilty to charges of driving
with insufficient brakes.
Otis Griswell, Negro, was found
guilty on charges of trespassing. He
was giv$n a 60 day -jail-sentence, sus
pended upon payment of court costs
and the condition he remain away
from the business house of Jesse Hol
ley for 12 months.
Fines of $2 and costs were taxed
against John Stewart and George
Henry, . Negroes, who submitted to
charges of being drunk. Saul Mebane
and Charlie Harrell, Negroes, enter
ed pleas of guilty to charges of being
drunk. Each paid the costs of court.
County Youths Vfin
Perquimans County youths walked
off with their share of the honors, at
the Albemarle Fatstock Show in Eliza
beth City on Tuesday, it was reported
by Ralph Sasser, assistant Farm
Lloyd Ray Morgan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Morgan, had the Grand
Champion Steer of the show. Clar
ence Chappell, Jr., took the Reserve
Grand Champion Award and his sis
ter, Louise Chappell won third place.
Louise Chappell also won Reserve
Champion honors with her individual
hog. Wayne Howell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. L. G. Howell, had the grand
champion pen of three hogs.
The 4-H Livestock Judging Team,
composed of Wallace Baker, Jr., Jul
ian Howell, Clarence Chappell, Jr., and
Bobby. Smith won first place in the
livestock judging contest - Second
place went to the FFA team com
posed of John HiU,-Belmont Perry,
Billy Elliott and Thomas Chappell.
In the showmanship contest, held
Tuesday morning in connection with
the shoWi Clarence Chappell, Jr., won
first place, Julian Howell placed third
and Thomas E. Chappell won fourth
Central PTA Meets
Next Monday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans County Central Gram
mar School will hold its last meeting
of the year' Monday -night May 17, in
the school cafeteria. A picnic supper,
beginning at 6:30 P. M., will precede
the regular meeting.
' The regular meeting will begin at
8:00 P. M., with the Chapanoke com
munity having charge of the program.
Mrs. Lorenza Elliott will act as pro
gram chairman for the month. . . . J
- The subject for May is "An Evalu
ation' of the Year's Work." . George
Jackson will Conduct the devotional
and special music will be featured on
All members and Interested patrons
of the school are urged to attend. :
Dedication Services For Highway Shops
Postponed One VbgIi
Governor William B. Umstead will
be tiie .principal speaker at dedication
services to be held next Friday at
the new Highway Shops, located two
miles north of Hertford on U. S. 17.
The Governor will head a list of dis
tinguished guests expected to attend
the event here.
Meeting here in regular session last
Monday night the Board of Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford or
dered all real property upon which
1953 taxes had not been paid to be
advertised for sale on June 11, 1954,
and sold on the second Monday in Ju
ly. Individuals who have not made
settlement for their 1953 taxes are ad
vised to make immediate settlement
and, save additional costs and penal
After hearing a delegation, repre
senting residents on Market Street
the Board passed an ordinance pro
hibiting parking on Market Street, be
tween Edenton Road Street and Rail
Town Attorney Chas. E. Johnson re
ported to the Board that action fore
closing on the town's list of delinquent
tax liens will be started immediately,
in complying with a law enacted by
the last Legislature whereby the town
must collect on these liens prior to
December 6, 1954, or declare the liens
Mayor V. N. Darden reported to the
Board the town has recently opened
another new field of water wells, to
supplement the'fields now used by the
town. The new field being opened as
a measure to forestall another possi
ble water shortage, as existed last
Jarvis Henry Named
Jarvis.. Henry was elected president
of the Hertford Junior Chamber of
Commerce for the year 1954-55 at a
meeting of the organization held Wed
nesday night of last week. He will
succeed Henry C. Stokes, Jr., who was
recently elected vice president of the
Jaycees for the 10th district
Other officers elected for the Jay
cees were Elton Winslow, vice presi
dent; James Divers, treasurer; Mar
ion Swindell, secretary; Emory White,
State Director; Preston Divers and
Hilton White, Club Directors.
: Installation services for the new of
ficers will be conducted at the June
meeting of the organization. -
Observe Ladies' Night
On Tuesday night May 4, Winfall
Ruritan Club held its annual Ladies'
Night at the Bethel Community
House with a large number attending.
The speaker for the occasion was
District Solicitor Walter W. Cohoon
from Elizabeth City. Solicitor Cohoon
suoke on "Cornerstones of American
Civilization." He emphasized points
of home, school, churches and' news
papers. . .V--:'-.r ;..;v;: ''..''
A delicious meal was served by
members of the Hopewell Home Dem
onstration Club. ,
Ralph Sasser, assistant 1 county
agent, was in charge of the recrea
tion , . .
Guests included . Mr. and Mrs.
George Fields, Miss ?. Clara Mason,
Mrs. Ralph Sasser and Mrs. R. M.
Sold On July 12th
Due To Hoey Death
Program Planned For
Friday Will Be Held
On May 21st
Highway Commissioner J. Emmett
Winslow announced Thursday morn
ing that plans to hold dedication ser
vices for the new highway shops for
the First Division in Hertford, on Fri
day afternoon have been postponed for
one week out of respect of U. S. Sena
tor Clyde R. Hoey, who died suddenly
in Washington Wednesday afternoon.
The program, originally scheduled to
be held this afternoon, starting at 4
o'clock, will be conducted next Friday
afternoon at the site of the new shops
two miles north of Hertford.
The postponement of the program
was announced by Mr. Winslow fol
lowing consultation with Governor
William B. Umstead and other high
state officials who had planned to at
tend the celebration. '
Mr. Hoey, former state legislator
and Governor, played an important
part in the growth and expansion of
the State Highway Commission.
Petition Of Parents
John T. Biggers, County Superinten
dent of Schools, was notified last Sat
urday morning that the State Board
of Education had acted favorably on
a petition presented that group last
Thursday requesting the transfer of
a number of Perquimans County
school pupils from the Hobbsville
school to Perquimans County schools.
Parents of 15 students, residing in
this county but assigned to attend
Hobbsville school, along with the lo
cal Board of Education had requested
the action assigning these pupils to
Hobbsville be rescinded in order that
the pupils might attend schools in
their home county. The parents of
the students were represented by At
torney C. R. Holmes.
The action taken by the State Board
will result in an increase of 11 stu
dents at Central Grammar School and
four students at Perquimans High
School for the next school term.
The Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul
Stallings Post of the American Leg
ion has selected Billie Carole Divers
and Mary Frances Eure to represent
Perquimans County at Girls' State, to
be held June 6-11 at Greensboro, it
was announced following a meeting of
the unit held Thursday night of last
week at the home of Mrs. R. Anse
White, with Mrs. Oscar Felton as co
hostess. During the business session which
was presided over by Mrs. Helen Skin,
ner, it was announced the members of
the Auxiliary will attend services at
the Hertford Baptist Church on May
23, instead of May 30, due to the
baccalaureate services at Perquimans
Plans for the annual Poppy Day
sales were made by the Auxiliary and
officers were elected for the coming
year. These will be installed at the
June meeting of the unit.
Attending the meeting last week
were Mesdames Pickett Sumner,
Blanche Berry, Leslie White, Helen
Winslow, Sarah White, Elda Webb,
Grace Morris, Mary B. Chappell, Min
nie Miller, Blanche Kanoy, Thelma
Hollowell, Vera Batton, Ethel Perry,
Mattie A. White, Helen Skinner and
Student Council '
Chosen At PCHS
Election of Student Council officers
for Perquimans High School for next
year -were held last Friday following
a day of campaigning on Thursday.
Elected as officers were; President
Joseph Butt; vice president Wallace
Baker; secetary, 'Lillian Ann Hoffler;
treasurer, Ann Burke ChappeU; ser-geant-at-arms,'
Paul Matthews; pian
ist Jean Long; song leaders, Eddie
Overton and Annie R. Stokley; cheer
leaders, Annette Proctor, Julia Ann
Stokes and Ann Burke Chappell. v
New officers for the school's Beta
Club were also named as follows:
President, Joanna . Williford, vice
president; Ray Lane, secretary; Ann
Burke Chappell; treasurer, Sue Perry
White; reporter. Alice Jean Jackson. :