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Volume XXL Number
HertfordjTerquimans (bounty, North Carolina, Friday, September 17, 1954..
5 Cents Per Copy
twenty Cases Are Heard
During Session On
A varied docket consisting of 20
cases was disposed of during last
Tuesday's session of Recorder's , Court
after the court had been in recess for
one week, . t
Seven defendants, Hallett Latham,
Woodrw Deihl, Rogen Spivey, Marvin
Buttry, Thomas Morgan, A. H. Van
Dorf, James Curtis and James Perry
submitted to charges of speeding and
paid the costs of court.
- James. Cade paid a fine of $10 and
; costs and Lerry Tetterton paid a fine
of $20 and costs after each entered
a plea of guilty to speeding charges.
' Ronald Monshower, charged with
driving without a license, submitted
and paid a fine of $25 and costs.
Willie Farrar,. Negro, paid a fine of
$2 and costs after pleading guilty to
charges of being drunk.
- William Jennings was fined $5 and
costs on charges of illegal parking.
He entered a plea of guilty.
Clarence Spence, Negro, charged
'with carrying a concealed weapon and
Eddie Harrell, Negro, charged with
carrying a concealed weapon and as-
'nnli ..it . .Innillw ... i i wii
ed $50 and costs each, after they, en
tered pleas of guilty to the charges.
' The State took a nol pros in the cases
m wmcn James t euon ana wiine
winsiow, negroes, were cnargea witn
-Ifiimativ nt an mijimnliila. - .
, Rtifus Cannady, Negro, -had 80 days
I added to, the1 sentence he is now serv
ing in a prison camp, after he enter
ed a plea of guilty to charges of at
tempting to escape.
.Lester Keel was found not guilty on
charges of assault.
' Robert Ward, charged with assault,;
entered a plea of guilty. He was or
dered to pay a fine of $25 and costs
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Following a meeting of the nation's i
security council in Denver last week,, to the team for about a month last
President Eisenhower announced' on' week after he underwent an operation
Monday the policy of the U. S. in the for appendicitis and Bobby Mathews
Far East continues the same, and the has missed some drills due to injuries,
nation will defend its vital interests. The Indians have put in several
in that part of the world. The dan
ger of a possible war hinges on the
action of Red China attempting to
- Maine held an election last Tuesday,
choosing a Democratic Governor for
the first time in 20 years, but re-elected
Margaret Chase Smith as Senator
and a GOP Congressional group.. The
results were hailed a Democratic vie
tory, revealing a national trend ex-j
pected to come to a climax in the No-'
vember elections. . " "' '
- British Foreism Minister Anthony!
Eden is working to organize a new de
fensive alliance for Europe, a move
recognized to replace the. 'proposed
EDC which was killed off , by the
French Parliament. Eden has secur
ed approval of his plan from the Bene
lux countries and Italy, and is now ex
pected to approach 'France with the
plan; which includes rearming of Ger
. A report from Washington Wednes
day stated the Government has order
ed sharp reductions in defense spend
ing, but increased expenditures else
where may result in a larger deficit
for the year ending June SO. Another
Washington report 'said the President
is working toward a balanced budget
far 1C55-56, having ordered Depart? -
i ant heads to curtail govemn.a.ti
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This photograph, taken from the tower of Wait Chapel on the new Wake' Forest College campus at
Winston-Salem, shows several buildings on which construction has proceeded rapidly during the summer
months. In the foreground is one of the boys' dormitories. In the center background is the Z Smith
Reynolds Library while the science building is at the far right
Ibre Friday light Agnst Chowan Team
Contest Switched From!
Prospects Fair ;
The football team of Perquimans
High School will open its 1954, season
here Friday night instead of at Mur
freesboro, playing the Junior varsity
of Chowan College, it was announced
last Saturday by E C. Woodard, prin
cipal of Perquimans.
Because of a conflict, the game orig
inally" scheduled for Murfreesboro, was
changed to Memorial Field -in Hert
ford, thus giving local fans an; oppor
tunity ;to see the Indians at home two
weeks earlier than expected.
Coach PeityiOfpJfhe Indians reports
his team48SMyroft,the opener,, de
spite the fact he and Assistant Coach
Ah ; Williams have been faced with
major1' problems of replacing veterans
lost through graduation, injuries and
transfers. Charles Whedbee was lost
weeks of strenuous practice for the
opening game against Chowan and
fans are expected to get a preview
of the- possible strength of the local
team during this first contest of the
Veterans from last year's team,!
around whom. Coach Perry is expected
to build his team for 1954, include D.
A. Carver, Melville William.s Eddie
Overton and. Qrue Lowe, all linesmen
and Paul Mathews -and Demp Pierce
in the backfield. j . , ,
A number of reserves from, the
squad last season are showing up well
in practice 'and these boys will be
counted on, a great deal during the
On Friday night, September 24, the
Indians will travel to Ahoskie for a
conference game with the Ahoskie In
dians, reported to be a strong con
tender for the conference champion
ship this year.
Katherine Ann Ward r
Weds Laurence Winslow
y. The Bethel Baptist Church was the
scene, of a quiet lovely wedding Sun
day afternoon, September 6, at 4
o'clock' when Miss Katherine Ann
Ward, i daughter of . Mr. , and Mrs.
Charles R. Ward, was married to Lau-
rence Winslow, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert J. VTfc "w. , The Rev. D. J.
J Stoner, pastor .
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the Bethel Church,
T !e ring ceremony.
' as given in marri
wore a grey-tlu-"i
dress,- fas.J',',' '
and shirred e.Lo
8' carried a ".v.. "
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Staffs Are Selected
Organization of the staffs for the
Perauimans Hitrh School Annual and
newsnaner have been comnleted. it
,was reported this week. The staff of
the annual, Kilococaneii, elected by
the Journalism class is: Ray Lane,
editor-in-chief; Sue Perry White and;
Evelyn Stanton, business managers;
Barbara Edwards and Mary Frances
Eure, . circulation managers; Billie
Carol Divers, senior editor; Julia Ann
Stokes and Joanna Williford, class edi
tors; Ann Burke Chappell, art editor;
Peggy Harrell, photographer; Joan
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Jackson, sports editor; Mary Elliott
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The newspaper- staff is ' editor-in-chief,
Joanna Williford; art editor,
Julia Ann Stokes; activities editors,
Alice Jean Jackson and Mary Frances
Eure; jokes, Mary Elliott Brinn;
sports, Barbara Edwards; class edi
tors, Patricia Biggers, Peggy Harrell,
Evelyn Ann Stanton; advertising, Ann
Burke Chappell ; exchange editor, Bil
lie Carol Divers; reporter, Sue Perry
White; typists, Joan Madre and Ray
has . been started by both
staffs and the first issue of the'school
paper is planned tor October 1.
Funds Asked For
The State Board of Agriculture,
meeting in Raleigh August 9 and 10,
voted to request the Advisory Budget
Commission and the General Assem
bly to authorize the establishment of
a swine diagnostic laboratory in East
ern North Carolina's hog belt.
George Kittsell, of Corapeake, Gates
county, submitted the' proposal in be
half of a committee appointed at an
earlier board meetinsr. He said such
a laboratory .was needed to protect
the East's growing swine industry.
Last year, he added, North Carolina
produced over" $60,000,000 worth of
hogs and 82 per cent of this produc
tion was concentrated east , of Raleigh.
The board voted to request the Ad
visory Budget Commission to approve
an appropriation of $30,000 for con
struction and operation of the labora
tory during the 1955-57 biennium. Of
this amount ' approximately $10,000
would be set aside for building and
er;n";iing a suitable but simple lab
oiiory, and $10,000 a year would be
proviJ-1 for its eperation. Employ
rt f a veterinarian and laboratory
'1 f ' ted out that swine are
i 1 3 a rnmber of diseases which
j i . . . Jt-to diagnose with
' y f ilities. . It Is impoiv
; . . , l..it farmers have re
'c -TV"nce, to protect
t t soread of swine
ii rrciact there; jives
u'o are always sell
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Cotton Field Day
toed October 6
In Rocky Mount
For the second year, a cotton field
day , is planned to be held at Rockv
Mount at the Edgecombe Test Faun
on Wednesday, October 6. This meet-
ring will be for the whole day and
promises to be of even more interest
thai) the one held in 1953 which was
Features on the program will be
talks in the morninar bv D. S. Weaver.
Director of Extension, and President
of : the State Cotton Promotion Com- tainment, catering to the entire fam
mittee, regarding the status of the iiy.
coiion program in XMortn Carolina and,
plans for 1955; M, G. Mann, General,
Managet of the N. C. Cotton Growers
1 w?' nooyviauun aim U1C
cotton needs of the cotton work in
N.'C; Dr. Wi H. Tharo. Phvsioioirist
ior tne Agriculture Research Admin
istration, U. S. Department Of Agri
culture, Washington, D, C. Dr. Tharp
is in charge of cotton research over
pne cotton belt and probably the most
uuuimeu person on cotton plant be
havior, etc After these talks mech-
anized demonstrations will be held on
the 18-acre plot of cotton grown on
the test farm especially for this nro-
ject. It is expected to have seven or
eight different types of mechanical
cotton pickers and harvesters in op
eration. ; i-
After the barbecue dinner that will
be served on the ground, the after
noon will be spent by the visitors ob
serving different experimental work
with cotton, such as, plant breeding,
crop rotation, insect and disease con
G7s Letter Club
Names New Officers
The Girls' Letter Club of Perquim
ans High.. School elected new officers
for the . year at a meetine held this
week. President of the club is Alice
Jean Jackson; vice president, Sue Per
ry Wnitej secretary, Jo Pat Stokes;
treasurer, Billie Carole Divers, and re
porter, Barbara Edwards. . There are
19 members in the' club, and many ac
tivities,, including sale of refresh
ments at football games, have been
planned for the year.
Damage From Storm '
Jtiurncane JUdna, a freakish storm'
somewhat ,iika her sister, Carol, which .
Hurricane Edna,' a freakish' storm1
passed the North Carolina coast sev-1
eral weeks aeo. skinned un the coasf!
last Friday nitrht causinsr onlv slisrht
damage to property in the Albemarle
Here in Perquimans . County the
storm did little damage from reports
heard. A driving rain lashed
county for jwveral hours but wind
gusts f"ed to reach velocity which
had t:;n antir-ated. "t -- .
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Town Of Hertford And Electric Co-Op
Enter Agreement On Local Territory
School Council In
Organization of the Student Coun
cil at Perquimans High ' School was,
completed at a meeting of the group
held last week, it was reported to
day. Officers of the Council are Joe
Butt, president: Wallace Baker, vice
president; Lillian Hoifler, secretary;
Anne Burke Chappell, treasurer; Paul
The Council was organized into 10
committees to carry out the program
for the coming year. Named as chair
men of the . committees were: Fi
nance, Annette Proctor; Publicity,
Charlie M. Umphlett; House and
Grounds, Judy Winslow; Calendar,
Patricia Biggers; Standards, Mabel
Keel; Social, Nora Cook; Citizenship,
Charles Smith; Traffic, Bobby Mat
thews; Elections, Mary Frances Eure,
and Scrapbook, Celia M. White.
The next meeting of the Council
will be held September 15.
Hertford Lions Club
Festival Next Week
Commencing Monday, September 20
and lasting throughout the week
ending Saturday night, September 25,
Hertford Lions Club will hold a big
Fall Festival Carnival. The festival
grounds will be n-xt to the Hertford
The Lions Club has contracted with
the Virginia Greater Shows of Suf-
I folk, Va., to furnish the Carnival Mid
way of Shows, Rides and Games. The
I Virginia ureaier onows nas me repu
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tation of being one of the cleanest
carnival companies on the road today.
They cater strictly to the much de
sired form of clean carnival enter-
Amon? the manv rides will hft four
onenial ride for tfm rWlHrpn a wpII
M several rides for the grown-ups.
8 several rides for the grown-ups.
On RafiiTsljiv nftprnnrtn fpnrir 1' in R
To Sponsor Harvest
Exchange, oninwt cnuiii - nAa't,' .Ttilft.T;
o'clock a special children's' matux
will be held when all shows and rides
will be at a special price to all chil
Air Raid Alert Drills
Advocated In School
State Civil Defense Director Ed
ward F. Griffin advocates that train
ing of school children in safety pro.
cedure during air raid alerts be start
ed with the least possible delay after
the opening of the fall school term,
Full instructions have been placed in
the hands of the school superinten
dents and local PTA presidents, he
said.. ... '
"Civil Defense In Schools," a hand
book of instruction, issued last year
by State Superintendent of Public In
struction Charles F. Carroll, in accord
with State Civil Defense policies, is a
simple adaptation of "what-to-do" ac
tivities ii) event of emergency during
school hours. Assistance from the lo
cal Civil Defense Director in translat
ing the instruction into action would
be helpful, but not essential, Grififn
said. The handbook was sent to all
school superintendents-7-city and coun
tyimmediately after publication.
North Carolina Congress of Par
ents and Teachers headquarters has
mailed this month, copies of the hand
book, with a cover letter from the or
ganization's CD committee chairman,
to all local PTA presidents. The let
ter urged : that the instructions be
turned over: to school nrincinals and
used to the fullest advantage.
P0a!-,4.a4 A- o.;u
Estimated Un Soybeans
Based on reports from growers as
i0 September 1, the North Carolina
1954 soybean crop is estimated at 4,
480,000 bushels. - This is 17 per cent
above production of 3,814,000 bushels
in 1953. According to the North Car-
the'oliiia Crop Reporting Service, Sep
tember i prospects indicated an aver
age yield per acre of 16.5 bushels.
This compares with an average of 14.5
bushels last year and the 1943-52 av
erage of 13.8 bushels. '
1 The V., S. soybean crop is estimat
ed at 824,713,000 bushels or 24 per
cent above the 1953 crop of 232,341
bushels. The U. S. September 1 in
dicated yield per acre of 18.7 bushels
:r 7-rcs wi'Ji an average of 18.3
l-hfcls last year.
Board Postpones Action
On Police Dept. Va
cancy Until Friday
The Town of Hertford and the Al
bemarle Rural Electric Membership
Corporation have concluded an agree
ment concerning territory in which
each will serve applicants for electric
service, it was announced by Mayor
V. N. Darden, at the regular meeting
of the Hertford Town Board last
Negotiation of the contract was
completed after the officials of the
two units ran surveys of the territory,
and present boundaries observed by
each. In addition to setting out fran
chise territory for each, the agree
ment binds the two units from accept
ing applications for electric service
within the other's territory.
The agreement, and a survey map,
has been recorded in the office of the
Register of Deeds.
Other matters handled during the
Commissioners' meeting Monday night
included approval being granted the
Hertford Lions Club to sponsor a fes
tival within the town limits.
Mayor Darden reported to the
Board that work of paving Woodland
Circle, Pennsylvania Avenue and
Charles Street will be completed this
Week. The work is being done by
State Highway Employees, under ar
rangements made possible by the Pow
ell Bill. ; .
It was also announced that the firm
of Wall and Williams,. CPA, is now
making the annual audit of the books
of the Town, and this work is ex
pected to be completed within the next
' The Board postponed until Friday a
final decision concerning the appoint
ment of a new officer for the town
Police Department. Six applications
were filed for this job, and during
the meeting, the Board narrowed down
this number but delayed final action
pending further consideration of the
applicants being considered for the
The Commissioners will meet about
Friday afternoon at four o'clock to
act on this matter.
,The recent emergency March of
Dimes drive, conducted for the pur
pose of replenishing the treasury of
the National Foundation for continu
es patient care and research, netted
a sum of $580.93 in Perquimans Coun
ty, it was reported by Mrs, John T.
Biggers, drive chairmen.
One or two reports from solicitors
remain to be made to the local treas
urer, but it is believed these reports
will not greatly change the final con
tribution figures for the county.
Mrs. Biggers stated she planned to
send reports and contributions to the
national headquarters within the next
The officials of the County March
of Dimes Chapter wished to thank the
public for its generous response to this
emergency drive for funds, and to
join you in the hope of finding a pre
ventive to safeguard children against
Estimate Given On
Based on reports from growers as
of September 1, the 1954 peanut crop
is estimated at 261,950,000 pounds.
This is 8 per cent below the 1953 crop
of 270,810,000 pounds.
Current prospects indicate a yield
of 1,550 pounds per acre. If realized,
this will be the second highes yield
of record, being exceeded only by 1952
when the average yield was 1,590
pounds per acre.
Recent rams have benefited the
crop considerably and current yield
prospects are much better than earlier
Films On Wildlife
To Be Shown Thurs. "
Jack Kanoy, Chairman 1st District
Wildlife Federation, announces a wild
life program featuring two films will
be held in the Court House Thursday
night at 7:30 o'clock on September 16.
The films are entitled "Whistling
Wings," a color film of goose and
duck hunting and "Fheeants Galre,"
a color film on pheasant hunting in
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