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3 hT7 V. 57, 1 Ml Til v j'1 1 J .' I:. .J .t 'it. Volume XXL Number HertfordjTerquimans (bounty, North Carolina, Friday, September 17, 1954.. 5 Cents Per Copy ,LJ twenty Cases Are Heard During Session On Last Tuesday 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. - . Ml , 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 ' of court. 1 ' - . i v. f - K -', ' ; - ' 7, eadl(;;es 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 capture Formosa, - 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 many. , . 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 r;;nJIng. ,, ' Ir s l- "1 ne 1 r- r . l f y p. "i".' irn'i i i.i l 'oui.ii.nr'im'i.iwy wru'i.. 1.1 ui.jc in mji j..h n.i '"'u 1 1 i.i'li l j'u'L.rLru'-inj i.ru'uuujujuouuUfX- - Portion of New Wake Forest Campus in the Making (uw.... , , ;..,. ,. , . . . ' . . . , ;, ,J. ; ,..... . J ( !. I - iiimiiyi.iiiiiijiMiiiiiiiiM 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 Paijiao fcd Ibre Friday light Agnst Chowan Team Contest Switched From! Murfreesboro; Team 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 season. I 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 1954 season. 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 . ipc-forir" J'Ce " 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.. " l a white, rur"" J BuG .. - V. -i w'"3 r"1 . .it 1 1 Crt I. r !;e t!..lj - 1 1 i ( r !.. . Vi r j. ! i v & Grid - Season School Publication 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 IffnrllMA fAnhiwi aJUahi A 1hA Tnnw Jackson, sports editor; Mary Elliott Ajp'iuu jwvmc jbuiu4A liu xrauic jdik - gens, ypisi. V ; :v,,-. Vrt,:: 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 Lane. Work has . been started by both staffs and the first issue of the'school paper is planned tor October 1. Funds Asked For SivbldioratGiy 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 contemplated. '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 1 1 , 8-1..3 Zcim or vac- in.. 1 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 so successful. 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 Farmers;. Cooperative 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 trol, etc. 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. County Escapes 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 -- . Ccr.'.rrlPTA'lIccti v-r Ae-'ocf. " 1 C ' -7 . Town Of Hertford And Electric Co-Op Enter Agreement On Local Territory School Council In Organization Meet 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 Matthews, sergeant-at-arms. 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 Fire Hall. 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 T! n , i it 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 dren. ' 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. Higher Production 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 Monday night. 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 10 days. ' 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 post The Commissioners will meet about Friday afternoon at four o'clock to act on this matter. fiferclrOf Dimes Drive Nets ,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 few days. 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 this disease. Estimate Given On Peanut Production 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 expectations. 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 South Dakota. cnrr:r.LEAr--3 na::zd Cheerleaders f r School fv? 1"!

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