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Volume XXL Number 28.
'Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 9, 1954
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Coty Commissioners Adgt Budget
And Set Tax Rate At footing Monday
: Board To Investigate
' Retirement Plan For,
-' The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans, meeting in regular ses
sion laBt Monday, officially adopted
its proposed budget for the fiscal
year 1954-55 and set the county tax
rate at $1.65 per hundred dollar valu-
. ation. This is a five cent reduction in
the tax rate as compared to the last
fiscal year,' -' :.;: -v.
' Other matters handled during the
meeting Monday included a motion
passed renewing a termite protection
contract for the agriculture building.
County Attorney Silas 'M. Whedbee
made a report on the progress of work
in collection of tax liens due Perquim
ans County, and which under the law
must be collected by December 1, 1954.
The Board discussed the possibilities
of cooperating with a plan which will
provide a retire system for countv em
ployees,, : and authorized C. " Edgar
White to invite a representative of the
State office to meet with the Board
at its next meeting for the purpose of
advising and informing the Commis
sioners as to the details and costs of
. various plans. -""- -. v
. Action on a discussion of accumula
tive annual leave for county employees
was tabled untQ the next meeting of
The Board discussed at some length
plans for landscaping the site of the
new Public Health Building, but ta
bled definite action on the matter
pending further investigation as to
costs and materials to be used.
Bids, received for furnishing the
county kerosene and fuel oil for one
year, were opened and successful bids
were made by Reed Oil Company for
kerosene and Towe Oil Company for
It was announced during the meet
ing the annual convention of the As
sociation of County Commissioners
will be held at Wrightsville Beach
August 15 through 18, and a number
of the members of the local
.tstA k.5- n flftn
convention. V '. -
.Western Germany may be granted
place as equal partner in the com-
SVel Eun.Margaret Harrell, Joanne Lane, Kath
Defense Community Plan, a London
report said this week. The. United
States and Britain are studying plans
for turning over control of their Ger
man zones to the Bonn government,
and establishing embassies in place of
their military headquarters. .
Meat rationing ended in England
last Monday. :The program started
during World War II and lasted for
14 years, Mil "London " reports stated
housewives bought only a little more
meat than usual the day rationing
came to an end. - Shops, however,
rushed into an open market and stock
ed up heavily with meat cuts. Prices
were reported up following the end of
the rationing program, r . , .
A Washington announcement Tues
day stated the United States has ex
gelled three Russian diplomats from
this country for-espionage and im
proper activities: Two of - the three
were ejected from' the United '.Stages
months ago but the State Department
kept all three cases a secret in an at
tempt to keep Russia from retaliat
ing, v . " j'
; The long Fourth- of July holiday
claimed at least 601 lives in- accidents
according to reports made last Tues
day. Highway deaths were under the
total expected by "Safety Council of-
flficials, but the overall figure- was
termed excessive. "
. Farm' experts this week estimated
sa hail and wirid storm 'which swept-a
60-mile area in ' North Carolina, on
Monday caused damage in the millions
oof dollars. . Wake County apparently
was hardest hit, and Granville, Per
son and Johnston counties also suffer-
Fcr. Paula L. Hughes
Funeral services for Paula Louise.
Hughes, 18-month-old daughter of Mr.
and .Mfs.-Adriart1Ii5hesi who died
i suddenly Thursday a'ternoon of last
week were conducted lent C&turday af
- ternoon at the Twiforfl Funeral Chapel
by El.'jr Arthur IT n.
her parei;3 tr-.a is survived
' byhh'T poteirrl f - Trs.
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Wildlif e Film To ,
Be Shown Friday
Members of Perquimans County
Wildlife Club and Sportsmen of the
area are invited to see a movie "Bet
ter Fishing to be shown at the Court
House Friday night at 8 o'clock, July
9th. "Better Fishing" is a sound-color
film telling the story of warm-water
fish management in North, Caro
lina. It deals with the problems fac
ing the fishermen of the State and
the solutions to those problems; In
cluded in the picture are some of the
most remarkable North Carolina fish
ing scenes ever filmed. .
Vows Spoken Sun
At BeUigI Church
Miss Una Ruth Proctor, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, E. X Proctor, Hert-
xoro, noute one, ana james rresion
SOU 01 Air. and Mrs. J. C
neraoro, ouie two, were
united in marriage in a simple cere
mony performed June 27, at five
o'clock at the Bethel Baptist Church.:
' Rev. D. J. Stoner, pastor of the
church, performed the ceremony in a
setting of palms, ferns and white bri
dal flowers. '
" During the ceremony Johnny Phil
lips sang "I Love You Truly" and "Be
cause," and Edward Jordan sangv'The
Lord's Prayer". Mrs. I. C. Yagel Was
the accompanist at the piano. '
Miss Marsha Proctor and Vance
Joyner, niece and nephew of the bride,
lighted the candles. They were dress
ed in white. Carolyn Morgan was
flower girl and DottglasUmphlett was
ring bearer. They were also dressed
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, wore a ballerina length gown
of white embroidered organdy. It was
fe!? 72? oft",l?n'!1 T'111
and a small hat off tune with lilies of
rlie- 'vaTley.SM'fearried i white' Hfbl
given' to , her by. the groom, topped
with white feathered 'carnations with
i Miss Selma Dean Lane was maid of
honor. She wore a. street length dress
of white organdy over a pink slip with
a high neckline and cuff sleeves. At
her shoulder she wore a corsage of
pink carnations. Her hat was of white
Bridesmaids were Myrtle Williams, (regulation revisions recently announc-
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Hertford and Betty Handbury of Nor
folk. They wore ' dresses of ; pastel
shades and carried white handker
chiefs. 1 "' .
Mrs. Jack Joyher, sister of the
bride, was mistress of ceremony. She
wore a dress of blue trimmed with
pearls and white , accessories. Her
flowers were pink carnations.
The bride's mother wore a white
lace dress with white accessories and
a corsage of pink carnations. The
mother of the bridegroom wore a pink
linen dress with white accessories and
a corsage of white carnations. :
After the ceremony a small recep
tion for the wedding party was given
at the home of the bride's uncle and
aunt, Mr, and Mrs. V, L. Proctor.
For traveling the bride wore a white
suit with, white accessories and the
carnation corsage lifted from the Bi
ble. . . , '
Ushers were E. J, Proctor, Jr., bro
ther of the bride and Seth Morgan,
brother of the bridegroom. ,-t
'. The Hertford Building and Loan' As
sociation will mature its 55th series
of Savings stock on Saturday, July 10,
it was announced today by A. W. Hef
ren, president of the Association.- '
Mr. Hefren stated the stockholders'
owning shares in this series of stock
will receive $11,100; each share being
matured at a par value of $100.
. The local Building and Loan Asso
ciation,; according to-' Mr. Hefren, is
having one of the best years since it
was organized, with- total assets at
the close of last month of $124,230.64.
The Association pays in excess of 4
per cent simple interest pn its saving
stock, j ,' ', - .
REVIVAL SERVICES BEGIN AT
WOODLAND METHODIST CHURCH
. Revival services at Woodland Meth
odist Church will . begin on Monday,
July 12, at 8 P. M and eonti,nue night
ly through Friday. The Rev. Hubert
R.' Ashmore, pastor of Olivet ZJetho
dlst CLurch, KanW, trill be the visit
ing evanliflt The public is cordial
ly inyved to attend .lese services.
Goerd Of Education
Sets September 1st
For Opening Schools
Two Vacancies Still
Exist On Faculty
: A calendar for Perquimans County
schools for the 1954-55 term was
adopted at a meeting of the Board of
Education, held Tuesday night in the
office of the superintendent of Schools.
According to the calendar county
schools will begin the new term on
Wednesday, September 1, and the first
holiday will fall on. the following
1 Monday, which will be Labor Day. A
two-day vacation will be observed lor
Thanksgiving and the Christmas holi
days will start at noon on December
22 and continue through January 2.
Other business handled during the
board meeting included the transfer of
Willie Y. Williams, a member of the
Perquimans Training School faculty
last year, to the faculty of the King
v TTlA HaumI onnwtvojt Vina mntpa o f-
fe,tinir student wmw in tn north.
Weflt part of the county, as submitted
aj the meeting,
Thane routes, accord.
IW tn Sitnprintflndnnt Rivm-a - mnnt
now be approved by the State Board.
Mr. Biggera advised the Board two
vacancies still exist in the faculty for
white schools, but it was hoped these
positions will be filled within a short
:; A discussion was held on the prog
ress of cleaning and repair work, us
ually carried out during the summer
months, at the various, schools in
preparation for the opening of the
new term this fall. . ., -'
The Board discussed at some length
plans and specifications for the con
struction project at the Central Gram
mar School, and it was announced to
the Board members that bids for this
project will be opened at two P. M., on
Tuesday, July 20. ,.
The project calls for the construc
tion of four additional classrooms and
a library for the school located vat
A farmer may serve only three con.
scutive terms as a County or Com
munity Agricultural Stabilization and
(Conservation.. Committeeman, under
M to RSecretery 0f Agriculture Ezra
An exception to this rule is where
all three members of the present Coun
ty Committee have already served
three consecutive terms explains Leon
idas L. Lane, chairman of -the Per
quimans County ASC Committee. In
-such a case, one member is eligible
for election to an additional term.
Other major changes provided by
the new regulations will: (1) Create
county and community boards which
will conduct-ihe annual elections of
committeemen; ' (2) - prohibit officials
of general farm organizations from
serving as members of County ASC
Committees; (3) prohibit County Com
mitteemen from acting as sales agents
or employees of the Federal Crop In
surance Corporation, as marketing
quota review committeemen, and as
employees of County Offices.
In announcing the revised regula
tions, Secretary Benson said that they
are designed "to strengthen farmer
control of local program administra
tion, to stimulate more extensive
farmer participation in community
elections, and to encourage more farm
ers to Serve as Community and Coun
13,838 Traffic Law
Violations In May
State-Highway Patrolmen arrested
13,838 traffic law violators in May in
cluding 647 drunken drivers.
The arrest figures and other pa
trol activities were released in a reg
ular monthly summary. - -
For May troopers reported they in
spected 89,624 vehicles, investigated
7,467 complaints, Issued 8,514 warning
tickets and spot inspected 167,130 dri
They investigated 2,056 wrecks in
which 64 persons were killed and 785
injured. ' ' '--..,-,
Troopers traveled 1,837,224 miles on
routine patrols and burned 123,627
gallons of gaBollnet ' -
The May report showed court fines
collected in the amount of $173,251.52
and costs. 1147,730.14. (
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"V MASONS TO MEET . 1
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. The Perquimans Masonic Lodge No.
106, A. ,F.,- & A. M.,; will meet Tues
day night at 8 o'clock. All members
are urged to attend and-a cordial in
vitation is extended visiting Masons. ' i
In ASC fcesulat
Game Here Monday
Rocky i Hock And Eden-
ton To Play Here
About 500 baseball fans were treat
ed to an excellent game played here
last Monday when Perquimans Indians
edged the Elizabeth City team by a
score of 4 to 3, behind Vernon White's
five hit" pitching.
It was the fifth victory in six starts
for the Indians, who have now climb
ed into a jtie for fourth place in the
Albemarle' League. The win was also
revenge for the Indians for a loss suf
fered in " Elizabeth City last Friday
White turned in a masterful pitch
ing assignment. He walked only one
batter, struck out nine and collected
three hits! to lead his team in bat
ting. Zink was the starting pitcher
for the visitors but gave way in the
seventh to Hastings who finished the
game for Elizabeth City.
Perquimans tallied in the first
when Morris scored after receiving a
walk. . Elizabeth City tied it up in
the fourth, then went ahead 3-1 by
scoring two runs in the fifth. The
Indians knotted the count in the sev
enth and scored the winning tally in
the eighth, Morris' triple in the sev
enth paveq the way for the Indians to
tie the count, and to eventually win
the game. .
The Indians faltered in a double
header against Rocky Hock in Eden
ton -Wednesday night, losing both
games, the first by a score of 10-0 and
the second 5 to 3.
Tonight) the Indians meet Colerain
on Memorial Field with srame time set
jat eight o'clock.
I Next week's schedule calls for the
. Indians tot play in Elizabeth City on
Monday nfght; Rocky Hock will play
I in Hertford on Wednesday night and
jEdenton wfil play here Thursday night.
The Indiaies will travel to Colerain on
Riddick Chappell, 80, of Grubb
Street, died today at 4 A. M., at his
residence after an illness of two years.
A native and lifelong resident of
Perquimans County, he was the son of
the late Jonathan and Nancy Koger
son Chappell and a member of the
Hertford Baptist Church. Mr. Chap
pell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary
Byrum Chappell, of the home; three
sons, Marvin Chappell of Charlotte,
William Chappell of Bombay, India,
and Preston Chappell of Dayton, Ohio,
and two daughters, Mrs. James Sulli
van of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Ellen
Morris of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at
the Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev.
J. O. Mattox, assisted by the Rev. C.
During the services the church choir
sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In
Pallbearers were T. C. Byrum, Jr.,
Earl Goodwin, Stillman Leary, Roy
Chappell, Herman Chappell and D. M.
Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were
members of the Men's Sunday School
Class of the Baptist Church.
Burial was in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Installation of a new wide screen in
the State Theatre was completed this
week, it. was announced by B. L. Gibbs,
manager. ., . .
He stated with the new screen ana
other equipment secured by the local
management, the theatre will be pre
pared to show films featuring new
nroduction v methods being used in
Hollywood, including CinemaScope.
: The first showing of one of the new
type productions is expected to be an
nounced very shortly.
To Hold Revival
At Bethany Church
Rev. C. H. Beale announces a re
vival service to be held in the Bethany
Methodist Church, beginning' July 11,
at 8 o'clock and continuing through
July 16. Services will be held each
evening. The visiting minister will be
the Rev. Harold Thach of Flint Hill,
Va. The public is invited to attend
these services. ' .,".
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman H. Gurkin an
nounce the-' birth bf a' daughter born
Wednesday,- June -30, at Albemarle
Hospital,' ; Mrs. Gurkin is the former
Miss Ruth Haskett '
Plans For Perquimans Farmers Day On
August 11 Outlined By County Apt
Scheduled July 23
Wheat farmers of North Carolina
will vote on July 23 on the question
of setting up marketing quotas on the
1955 crop, it was reported this week
by F. R. Keith, chairman of the State
ASC coommittee. If two-thirds of the
eligible wheat growers who vote July
23 approve marketing quotas, the quo
tas will be in effect in 1955. If quotas
are in effect producers who stay with
in wheat acreage allotments and com
ply with all regulations will be eli
gible for full support.
Jieith urges all wheat farmers not
to underestimate the gravity of the
situation faced with wheat and to
study the issues involved and to vote
their decision on July 23.
Only one case was handled during
the session of recorder's court held
last Tuesday morning, with all other
cases listed on the court calendar set
for hearing on July 13.
Judge Chas. E. Johnson conducted a
bond hearing in the case in which Pau
line Lucile Kolek, who is in the Per
quimans jail, is charged with forgery.
Previously, bond had been set in this
case at $2,000, but after hearing pleas
made by defendant attorney W. G. Ed
wards and Solicitor Silas M. Whedbee
the court reduced the bond to $1,000
ordering the same to be either cash or
a first mortgage on real estate, or a
bond furnished by a bonded company,
The Kolek woman, a resident of
Pennsylvania, was arrested by Sheriff
M. G. Owens on Tuesday of last week
after a number of checks had turned
up at the Hertford Banking Company
which were discovered to have been
Later investigation conducted bv
Sherjff Owens has revealed Mrs, Ko -
leK.nasa police record which includes
torgery charges in Pennsylvania and
Virginia, as well as North Carolina.
The record also revealed she is wanted
by federal authorities for foreins: a
number of war bonds.
Local authorities have been asked
to retain the woman for the authori
ties of Pasquotank County, and also
Norfolk officials who have charged
her with forgery in those places.
Sheriff Owens advised the court last
Tuesday the woman had given him a
confession to the charge drawn bv
Perquimans County, and thus the
court ruled a preliminary hearing had
been waived and the bond set was
ordered returnable at the next term
of Superior Court, which will be No
As Rotary President
New officers of the Hertford Rotarv
Club assumed their duties for the year
at a meeting of the cltfo held Tuesday
evening at the Hotel Hertford.
Henry C. Sullivan was installed as
president of the club, succeeding C. R.
Holmes. A. W. Hefren is the new
vice president and Jack Kanoy is secretary-treasurer.
In addition to the above officers, di
rectors for the club arc Dr. C. A. Dav
enport, Robert Hollowell and Max
Campbell. Mr. Holmes, as past presi
dent, is an ex officio member of the
Following his installation as presi
dent Mr. Sullivan presented Mr.
Holmes with a past president pin, a
gift of the club.
Sullivan' announced he will make an-
pointment of various committee chair-
'manships at the next meeting of the
To Meet Monday Night
The. regular July meeting of the
Board of Commissioners for the Town
of Hertford will be held next Monday
night in the Municipal Building. In
addition to other business expected to
be handled by the Board, it is expect
ed the Commissioners will take action
in setting the town tax rate for the
current fiscal year.
Health Officer On
Annual Vacation .
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
Officer and Mrs. McGuire left - last
Saturday for a vacation trip to the
Rocky Mountain area and Pacific
Coast states. They will return around
tie first of August
Tuesday For Woman
On Forgery Charge
Committees Named To
Organize Booths And
A committee for Farmers' Day,
which will be held on Wednesday, Au
gust 11th at Perquimans County High
School, decided there should be booths
for farm men and boys to exhibit some
of the results of the year's work.
Chairmen of the Field Crop booth are:
Clarence Chappell, Jr., and Ben Cham
bers, who will do the checking in at
that booth, which will include corn,
sweet potatoes, soybeans and cotton.
In the eggs and meat department,
Roy Chappell will be the chairman,
and this booth will be made up of cur
ed meat and egers. These eggs should
be in dozen cartons and can be either
brown or white, but should not be
In the Horticulture Department, of
which Floyd Matthews is the chair
man, there will be a garden exhibit
made up of any five vegetables from
the garden, and including watermel
ons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, egg plants
and fruits. These exhibits should be
checked in by 9:00 on the morning of
the Farmers' Day and will be judged
on their neatness, arrangement, uni
formity and quality. There will be
prizes awarded to the various winners
in each section of the field crops,
meats and poultry, and horticulture
departments. . The amount of prize
money no en set as yet, but we
hope to have both quality and quantity
to be shown to our neighbors and
guests that day.
The exhibitors will be able to pick
up their exhibits in the afternoon af
ter the winners have been announced,
so please plan to enter some parts of
our men's division of exhibits for
I Farmer's Day.
. The woman's side of Farmers' Day
j Is progressing very well. The Home
i Demonstration Club women are nlan-
ning a concession stand where they
will, sell sandwiches, drinks, cake, pie,
candy and hot dogs. Mrs. Colon Jack
son, of the Helen Gaither Club is
chairman for plans for this. Individ
ual exhibits will be shown in flower
arrangements, sewing, baked products
jand p-t jnd crafts.
d 5"tt "jnd crafts. ,
Demonstrations -ijlv4ftjgiven otv
stenciling, 'ironing and freezing. Re
finishing furniture will be featured in
one booth and corn shuck chair bot
toms will be featured in another. An
educational booth on good reading will
also be set up. Reading is one of the
extra phases of the home demonstra
Premium lists are available at the
Home Agent's office.
4-H Club members are also eligible
to enter exhibits.
County Ends Fiscal
Year In Excellent
Financial Shape '
Perquimans County closed its 1953
54 fiscal year on June 30th in excel
lent financial condition, according to
a report made to the County Commis
sioners on Tuesday, by Max campDen,
During the year just closed the
county carried out a number of im
provement projects including comple
tion of installation of a heating sys
tem in the Court House, assisted in
construction of a public health build
ing and repairs to the County Home.
A total of $24,000 was paid in cur
tailing the county's bond indebtedness;
of this amount $16,000 of the road
bond debt was paid and $8,000 was ap
plied toward the bonds issued for
school construction three years ago.
Despite these major outlays in cash,
the county stayed fairly close within
the budget adopted in June of 1953.
The general county fund budget was
over-expended by $1,090. The debt
service budget was underspent by
$538; while the expenditures for
school and welfare budget was about
the same as adopted.
During the year total receipts re
ceived by the county from all sources
amounted to $323,594, while expendi
ture amounted to $322,927. Total cash
balances in all funds of the various
county departments amounted to
Road Report Given n
For Month Of June " J
The State Highway Commission
completed 82.8 miles of road improve
ment in the First Highway Division
during June, according to J. Emmett
In Perquimans County contract
forces finished 9.9 miles of grading 1
from NC 87 in Belvidere north to the
Gates County line near Joppa. The
roadbed has been graded 24 feet wida
from shoulder to shoulder. , '