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Volume XXI. Number 40.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 1, 1954.
5 Cents Per CQpy
nnes Totaling $455 Lev
ied Against 17 De- ..
f endants Tried
A docket consisting of 24 cases was
disposed of In Perquimans Recorder's
Court last- Tuesday and 17 of the de
f endants were taxed with fines
amounting to $455. ' ' .
Harry Respass submitted to charg
es of speeding , and paid the costs of
court .Kenneth Worrell was fined $10
and costs after submitting to charges
. of speeding. "i-'v V ';- A', s '
Costs of court were taxed against
fiollis Mitchell, Negro,. who pleaded
guilty to charges of ; issuing a worth
less check. . -f-fv. '.- ''
Clara Mallory, Negro, and Clifton
Johnson, Negro were fined $25 each
. and ordered-to pay the court costs af
ter each had pleaded guilty to driving
without 'a license.1 ;-'t?i.f':.r-v
... Royall S. Carver paid a fine of $20
and costs after submitting to charges
of having no signal on his truck and
a violation of the load law. '' .'. 1
David Pike entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of reckless driving and
paid a fine of $25 and costs.' 'V
Judgment was continued in the case
In which Roy Whitehurst Negro,; en
tered ft plea of guilty to. charges of
driving on the left Bide of f highway.
Pauline Kolek was fined $30 and
costs of court on charges of speeding
. and .reckless driving., ;!;; t
Jacob Mills, Negro, submitted to
charges of failing to dim lights and
. paid the costs of court
- Donald Miller paid a fine of $5 and
costs on charges of being drunk.
David Richmond, charged with lar
ceny of $38.50 from Mrs. Hattie Spi
vey, entered a plea of guilty. He was
given a 60
suspended upon pavment of the mohov
to Mrs. Spivey, payment of oourt
and that he not be found in Perquim-
- ans County 24 hours after the judg
ment had been complied with. Rich-
-mond was arrested by Sheriff M. G.
Owens at Windsor, following a report
of the theft. ' . -J
Fines of $25 each and costs of court
were taxed against 'Jay Patterson,
jt Jame"S Overton and , Betsy Ross on
charges of being drunk and tresWtss-
' ing. Ethel Patterson was inrdered to
pay court costs on charge! of being
,' drunk. The defendants entered" pleas
. of guilty to the charges. -
James and Lennie Brickhonse, Ne
groes, paid fines of $30 and costs,
each, after being found guilty .of as
saulting James Felton, Negro.
Lassrf ReddicV. Na. fh.
$15 and costs for speeding.
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John Long, Negro, submitted to
charges of reckless driving and paid
a fine of $25 and costs. i
Bobby Swain, charged with speed
ing and reckless driving, submitted to
the charges and paid a fine of $40
and costs. f-',-'!?.-' v-.-'iv'te'V.;-1
John Carrington, Negro, was fined
$50 and costs on charges of possessing
tax-paid liquor in a dry county and
permitting use of his car by an. un
licensed operator. Luther Smith, Ne-
gro, was fined $50 on charges of driv
ing without a license and reckless
Agreement on a plan to rearm Ger
many is expected to be worked out
this week at the nine-power confer
ence being held in London. Most of
the powers favor German entry into
NATO but this proposal lacks the ap
proval of France. The London confer
ence, suggested by British Minister
Anthony Eden, seeks a defense plan
for Europe to substitute for EDC
which was voted down by the French
Judge W. C. Harris, of Raleigh, has
Tssigned after serving 42 years of
frvice as a judge. Ill health forced
t e resignation of Judge Harris who,
. nng his tenure of office, had con
.t3d a number of terms of Superior
' "rt in Perquimans County. '-, ;.
TJie U. S. Senate will convene on
1 'jvember 8 to consider a Censure
v ta on Senator McCarthy, following
s found by a Senatorial Com"
( . which recommended the action for
' Carthy's , treatment of an Any
s rral, ,and alleged contempt of a
L'.'itorial committee. Opinions are
t vi'oi as to action the Senate will
finally take on the matter. f
A savage typhoon struck J- i re
sultirj in the death of more t' i IZZZ
persons, including 17 k'ontirk J ....a-i-can
solJiers. The ISO-mile wind
storm capsized two ferry boats and
satk four sV'rs. .
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County Boards To
Meet Next Monday
:. The Board of County Commissioners
will hold its regular October meeting
next Monday, October 4, beginning at
10 A. M., in the court room of the
Court House. Among other business
expected to be handled during this
meeting is a settlement with the Sher
iff for collection of 1953 taxes. .
I The Perquimans Board of Educa
tion will also meet next Monday, at
7:30 P. M., in the office of the Su
perintendent of Schools. Routine bus
iness and a review of the building pro
ject now in progress at Perquimans
Central Grammar School will be dis
FrGD For Veeltly
Friday October 8 is the big day for
the picture taking of your youngsters.
The Weekly is having pictures taken
of all children who are brought by
their parents or other guardian to the
Hotel Hertford between l iV M., fnJimmie McCoy of Camden County; A
or. in., ires oi cnarge. iue aucu
Studios, nationally known for excel
lent children's portraits, will take the
pictures. The Weekly wants a picture
of your child, to print in its forthcom
ing feature, "Citizens of Tomorrow,"
a series of photographic studies of lo
cal children. The, more we get the
better -the feature will be, so the co
operation of the mothsr and fathers
is urged. ..', , f
t To add to the Interest and fun in
this exciting event, Studios will award;
$250.00. in CASH prizes ... $125.00
to the cutest girl; $125.00 to the cut
est boy.- Each child or children pho
tographed in this community will au
tomatically, be entered in the contest
.Iu.Dfu ?lone ??8. no
charm as portrayed in the pictures.
Every; child and family group is ell
rible. ' " ' 7,.,-,; r- .: .-
It often seems to parents that chil
dren are little one minute and are1
grown up the next so jfast does a
child's growing stage pass. Here is
a "splendid opportunity to catch a
likeness' of pour child or children at
the present stage for the pleasure
you will get out of it Jn future years
and for the pleasure you will enjoy in
seeing it in print - You will want to
clip . it , from this, your home town
newspaper, and preserve it for the
youngster when he or she grows up,
. There is absolutely no charge or
obligation for taking the pictures.
Parents don't even have to be a sub-
scriDer to xne weekly, nor even a
reader. You do not have to purchase
pictures either, though you may -obtain
additional prints by arranging di
rect with the Studio representative if
you want them.. That Is entirely up.1
Youth Loses Hand '
In Farm Accident .
Ervin Mansfield, 14, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Mansfield of Route one,
Hetford, suffered painful injury and
th loss of his left hand in an acci
dent which occurred at the Mansfield
home Monday afternoon at five
According to a report the youth
was helping to grind corn when his
arm became entangled with a belt
driving motor. The youth was taken
to the office of Dr. C. A. Davenport
for treatment y '
Highway Patrol Is
' State. Highway Patrol headquarters
has announced it is seeking qualified
applicants to fill existing vacancies.
Men between 21 and 80, interested
troop headquarters located in Green
ville; Fayetteville, : Greensboro, Salis
bury and Asheville.
Minimum requirements for admis
sion to patrol ranks are as follows:
be of good moral character and repu
tation; height At least 5 feet 10 inch
es; weight at least 160 pounds; age,
between 21 and 30; education, high
sc! !ol diploma; resident of North
C. Hna for the past five years; and
a! iy to pass a rigid physical and
mental examination. '
Canning salary is $243. . . "
Application blanks and a descrip
tive leaflet may be secured from pa
tr 1 headquarters or troop headquar-t-
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Zzii Izy Services
tll:!y Trinity (
The Eev. E. T. JHson, in the absence
n r-ctor, v "U con ' -t PTvices at
-" 1 ! :r e-.ch
i to at
ta! Mooting Of
To Ce Held Saturday
Musical Program To
Precede Business Ses
sion At 2:30 P.M.
The annual meeting of the Albe
marie Electric Membership Corpora
tion will be held Saturday, October 2,
beginning at 2:30 o'clock on Memor
ial Field at Perquimans High School,
it was announced today by John Cos-
ten, manager of the organization. In
the event of . inclement weather the
meeting will be held in the auditorium
of the school
All members of the corporation are
urged to attend the annual meeting
and participate in the election of offi
cers for the coming year. Nine di
rectors will be elected at the meeting,
and reports of the organization during
the past year will be made by the
secretary, Floyd Matthews.
Thirteen members have been nomi
nated for the post as directors includ
lhg J. A. Whitehurst Joe W. Hastings,
, Lane, Chas. E. White, Floyd Mat-1
tnews, Kusseii Baker of Perquimans)
uounty; jonn uuncn, j. a. Wiggins, inus u a suDscnoers paper expires
E. D. Byrum, Sr., C. M. Asbell of'January 1, the renewal given a PTA
Chowan County; Tommie Temple and!
W. R- Lowry of Pasquotank County.
During the past year officers of the
corporation have been A. T. Lane,
president; J. A. Wiggins, vice presi
dent; Chas. E. White, treasurer, and
Floyd Matthews, secretary.
A musical program, featuring a ra
dio and TV group, Garland Abbott and
The Tidewater Playboys, will precede
the business session of the meeting.
As had been the custom in the past,
a number of attendance prizes' will be
awarded during the meeting to those
Weds Colon P. Buller
The wedding of Miss Ada Marie
Nixon, daughter of MK and Mrs. S. C.
Nixon, Route amir Colon Philip But
ler, son of Mrs. W. GrButler of Hert
ford, - took place Sunday afternoon,
September 26, at 3:30 o'clock in the
Rocky Hock Baptist Church.
The bride's pastor, the Rev. B. L
Raines,, performed the double, ring
A program ' of wedding music was
presented by Mrs. Lynn Perry of
Edenton, organist and Miss Cecelia
Willoughby of Creswell, soloist
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, wore a floor-length gown of
white slipper satin fashioned with a
tight fitted bodice made with a scal
loped neckline and a full circular skirt
Over this she wore a jacket of chan
tilly lace with long sleeves. Her finger-tip
length veil was fastened to a
headpiece of satin .trimmed with
pearls. She carried a white Bible top
ped with white roses and showered
with white carnations. She wore a
strand of tiny pearls and her brooch
was one ' belonging to her paternal
great grandmother. . --
Miss Mary Louise Nixon attended
her sister as maid of honor. She
wore a floor-length gown of yellow
lace and net - Over this she wore a
bolero of yellow lace. Her shoulder
length veil was attached to a head
piece of yellow net She carried a
cascade of : bronze chrysanthemums.
The bridegroom was attended by
Johnnie Hunter of Hertford. Ushers
were Earl Nixorf of Edenton,-brother
of the bride arid Wallace Cartwright,
Julian Broughton and Earle Goodwin,7'9 ?v -1 The bookmobile as usual
The bride's mother wore a navy blue
:i j 1 i
file dress with navy accessories and
a corsage of red roses. ' -Honorary
bridesmaids were" Misses
Esther Mae Jordan and Mabel Rae
ot Washington, D. C, and Mrs.
oi Belvidere, all for-
mer classmates of "the bride; , Mrs.
Maurray Nixon and Mrs, Earl Nixon,
sisters-in-law of the bride, and Miss
Carolyn Lewis of Hertford,' niece of
the bridegroom. They wore pastel
gowns and wrist corsages.
The bride is a graduate of Chowan
High School in the class of 1954.
The bridegroom is a graduate of
Perquimans High School and attended
Wake Forest College. At present he
is stationed with the United States
Coast Guard at Elizabeth City.
Stolen Car Found"!""
A 1949 Plymouth sedan; owned by
Register, of Deeds Julian C. Powell,
which was stolen from in front of the
Powell home Friday night of lat
week, was fou4 near Warwick, Va.,
last Monday, it v. : s reported here on
Thft r v " 'i t' stolen s"",t!mc
s - " I, . i IV y, '-1 f-snd
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PTft Groups Telling
Subscribers Urged To
Cooperate1 In Plan To
Raise PTA Funds
Only three weeks remain for sub
scribers to The Perquimans Weekly to
renew their subscriptions through
members of thej-PTA groups of the
schools of Perqtfmans County. Mem
bers of these organizations have been
acting as subscription agents for The
Weekly since last week and will con
tinue the plan jmtil October 23rd.
The groups are working independ
ently of each other, in a drive to help
raise funds for school equipment us
ually furnished by PTA. The Per
quimans Weekly is paying each group
a substantial commission on all sub
scriptions sold and subscribers who
renew their subscriptions through the
PTA will be Jielping the local schools
and at the sajfne time they are paying
for their home newspaper for another
All subscriptions taken by the PTA;
will be marked up at the end of the
present expiration of the subscribers.
member will run from January to
January of next year.
Each street in Hertford and each
community in the county has a PTA
representative seeking renewal sub
scriptions and subscribers are urged
to cooperate by giving their renewals
to the solicitors calling at the indi
vidual home. ,,. ,.
No notices of expirations will be
sent to subscribers following the. close
of the PTA drive, however, subscrip
tions wnicn nave expired by that time
will be discontinued. . - ' '
If you have not renewed your sub
scription as yet do so today through
a member of the PTA.
Liu Jcry Observing
Ug,7 Fell Schedule
Th -Perquimans County Library,'
this week, has an unusually good list
of pew books for people of , varied
In non-fiction for adults the library
offers an Encyclopedia of World His
tory which is an excellent reference
book; The End of Innocence, Jonathan
Daniels' new book dealing with the
era of Wilson and Bryan and with his
further service as Secretary of the
Navy and' with Young Franklin D.
Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of
the Navy. The Ramayana is a re
told Hindu tale first written 1000 B.C.
Lighter reading for adults are three
new mysteries, A Kiss Before Dying,
The Case of the Silken Petticoat, and
Murder in Pastiche. The latter book
is an especially cleverly done story in
which nine famous detectives (pat
terned after nine fictional detectives)
try to solve the mystery. Then there
is a numerous fantasy entitled The
Yer the Yankees Lost the Pennant
For children and young people
there are the following: Roy Chap
mn Andrews',' excellent book All
About Whales; ' A new Farley Book,
The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt; also
a new Haywood book, Betsy and the
Circus: and there are two new biogra
phies. Nancy, Hanks and Mary Todd
Lincoln. v... ; "; . :. : . - . .
The library is now observing its
fall and winter hours, being open from
10-12 and 1:30 to 4:30 every -day of
the weeR,except Thursdays and Sun
On Thursday it is open from
TUT . ITL. 1 1 1 l ,
goes "out on. Thursdays and Wednes
The Joseph Judkins Library for col
ored people on King Street is now un
der the direction of Miss Cora Wash
ington. .! She will keep the library
open from .5 to .7 P. M.,' on Mondays
and Wednesdays A : number of new
books have recently been added and
the people are urged to make use of
this public service. T . .
CIRCLES TO MEET
The Circles of the Missionary So
ciety of the Baptist Church will meet
next week as follows: The Vera Payne
Circle will meet Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock at the church. The Artie
Bratcher " Circle will , meet , Monday
night at 8 o'clock with Mrs. J..W.
Hampton. The Inabelle Coleman Cir
cle will meet Monday night at 8 olock
with Mrs. C. E. Pritchard. fThe Mary
Ellen Dozier Circle will meet Monday
night at 7:30 o'clock with Mrs. Colon
Jackson. The Mattie Macon Circle
will meet Monday night at 8 o'clock
with Mrs. Howard Mathews. The Bes
sie Pritchard Circle will meet Monday
night at 8 o'clock with Mrs. Jim Bass.
The Rosa Fowell v Circle will meet
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock with Mrs.
Phil Sawyer.. ."; .. .
. uxzzr.3 TO UZZT
The Ft-piir s T'ssor.ic Lode, No.
1C3, A. 1., & t . I ' , v "1 meet Tues
dy iX 8
Held Sunday Night
Two chancel prayer desks, given in
memory of three members of. the
jGaither family were dedicated in ser
vices at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church here last Sunday night
The services also marked the an
nual visit of Bishop Thomas H.
Wright, of the Episcopal Diocese of
Those for whom the desks were giv
en were: William G. Gaither, Mrs.
Elizabeth Wood Gaither and Miss Hel
en Wingfield Gaither. They were gifts
of children of Mr. and Mrs. Gaither.
Taking part in the services were
the Rev. B. W. Gaither, of the Pikes
ville Episcopal Church, and the Rev.
Charles Wulf, a former rector of the
Plans are being completed locally
for the observance of National Fire
Prevention Week, beginning October
3 and continuing through October 9,
it was reported today by Mayor V. N.
Darden, who stated the Hertford Fire
Department and other civic organiza
tions will conduct a program during
tite Week, and pass out literature set
ting forth the benefits to be gained
from observing fire prevention, not
only during the special week but all
During Fire Prevention Week mem
bers of the Hertford Fire Department
will conduct fire drills and other pro-
grams at each of the schools in the
county and advise school children of
the part they can play in fire pre
In a proclamation issued today May
or Darden stated: "In view of the
importance of fire prevention as a
means of putting a stop to the tre
mendous loss of property each year as
the result of fire, who are very close
to this every day of the year, feel that
not only is it necessary during this
one week but each week throughout
, "However, to emphasize the import
ance of such a program I feel special
.emphasis should be stressed from tiro,
to time. ' "' , ' !7" " "rv
"Therefore, I hereby designate the
week of October 3 through 9, 1954, as
Fire Prevention Week in Hertford and
urge all our citizens to cooperate in a
year-round campaign against the
waste caused by preventable fires."
August Sales Tax
Sales tax collections in North Caro
lina for the month of August were
down $30,667.99 from the same month
of 1953 and $21,633.04 from July of
this year, according to tabulations re
leased here Tuesday by the N. C. Mer
chants Association. ,
Despite the downward trend, Asso
ciation Secretary Thompson Green
wood predicted that sales tax collec
tions later in the fall would show an
increase over last year.
He said that the counties Buncombe,
Beaufort, Cumberland and Forsyth
showed huge gains in August over
August a year ago and over July this
year. In Perquimans County 1953 col
lections amounted to $5,547.93 com
pared with $4,972.99 this year.
Set For October 6th
A. sweet potato digging and grad-
ing demonstration will be held on the
t . r rl nrlfi. T J :i nn
iarm oi jonn j. minus, oi., iwu ihucs
south of Hertford on U. S. 17 on
Wednesday, October 6th, starting at;
9:30, it was announced today by R. M.
Thompson, County Agent Henry Cov
ington, Sweet Potato Specialist with
the N.'C. Extension Service, will con
duct the demonstration showing the
digging of the sweet potato using the
Clemson Digger and the Howard Ro
tary digger. After the digging dem
onstration, George Abshier, Market
ing Specialist with the N. C. Exten
sion Service, will conduct a sweet po
tato grading demonstration showing
the type of sweet potato that will be
in most demand by the consumers.
Anyone that is interested in sweet po
tatoes should try to attend this dem
onstration if at all possible as it will
be very beneficial.
Berea Homecoming '
Planned October 3rd
The annual Homecoming of Berea
Church of Christ will be held Sun
day, October 3. Services will begin
at 10 o'clock with Bible School. Com
munion and morning worship will be
at 11 O'ClOCK. i. .. . -fy
Dinner will be served , on the church
grounds at noon.' -v : ,
The afternoon wilt be taken up with
song service. o:)-''-
Evening worship at 7:30 o'clock,
with Walker Perry preaching. Every
one has t cordial invitation.
Ahoskie Tops Indians
27-19 In Contest &
Played Last WeekV
For the next four weeks, the! Per
quimans Indians will play their -football
games on Memorial Field hi'Hert-
ford. The first of the four home
games will be played Friday "night
with Tarboro furnishing the opposi
tion to Coach Ike Perry's charges.
Game time is eight o'clock.
Fans are promised another good
football exhibition in this contest with
the teams about evenly : matched.
The Indians will be gunning for their
first victory while Tarboro has avic
tory over Farmville to its credit-, r
The Indians are a fast improving
club, as witnessed by the result of '
the Albemarle Conference contest
played last Friday night at Ahoskie.
The host team won the decision over
the Indians by a margin of 27 to 19
but were pushed to the' limit by the
less experienced Perquimans team.
Ahoskie scored in the second quar
ter of the contest, after1 each team
had used the first period testing the
strength of the other. . Late in the
second period Ahoskie went for a TD
on a pass from Hall to Odom.
During the third period the Per
quimans Indians started to roll with
Tommy Matthews and Paul Matthews
turning in some fine runs, but the
Indians scored on passes fom Paul
Matthews to D. A. Carver and from
Chappell to Carver.
Ahoskie scored twice,1 to 'run the
score up to 21-7 then ' the'; Indians
scored to make it 21-13. Paul Mat
thews scored the third TD for Per
quimans to make the score 21-19, then
the Ahoskie team assured its victory
on a sustained march of 90 yards and
a TD to make the score 27-19.
Outstanding for Perquimans on de
fense were Arnold Chappell, Melville
Williams, Eddie Overton and Charlie
Johnson while Tommy and Paul Mat
thews and Ted Chappell were best on
Ahoskie rolled up 11 first downs
while Perquimans had eight The
host team gained 224 yards rushing
iir 'Perqafaten vettei t&s
Shirley Faye Parks
WetlsU Hollo well
I In a simple but impressive cere
mony, Miss Shirley Faye Parks,
i daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Preston
Parks of Tyner and Thomas R. Hol
lowell, Jr., son of Mr. arid Mrs. Thom
as R. Hollowell, Sr., also of Tyner,
were united in, marriage Wednesday,
September 1 at the Ballard's Bridge
Baptist parsonage with the -Rev. R.
W. Knight performing the double ring
The bride wore a two-piece suit
dress of champayne moire taffeta with
beige accessories and a corsage of yel
low roses. She was attended by Mrs.
Rita Chappell of Hobbsville, sister of
Maynard Chappell of Hobbsville,
was best man for his brother-in-law.
The ceremony was witnessed by a
few close friends and relatives.
Following the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Hollowell left for a wedding trip
and upon their return will make their
home with the bridegroom's parents
Mrs. Hollowell is a graduate of Cho
wan High School and is employed at
the Western Auto Associate Store in
Edenton. Mr. Hollowell was also a
graduate of Chowan High School and
is engaged in farming and fishing.
On Police Department
Commissioners for the Town of
Hertford met here in special session
last Monday night and accepted the
resignation of L. N. Rountree as a
member of the town's police depart
ment The Board then appointed W.
F. Tarkenton to fill the post left va
cant by the Rountree resignation.
Mayor V. N. Darden reported Tar
kenton will begin his duties tn the
police force next Monday. - ' ?
The Mayor also reported the town
is now installing curb and gutters on
Covent Garden street with the project
expected to be completed within the
next several days.
Next Cancer Clinic
The next clinic of the Northeastern
Cancer Detection Center will be held
at the'Health Center in 1 Jt City
on Friday, October I, n . Ji Telstra
trants are asked to or , 3 a robe or
housecoat . "'..
Grid Game Here
On Friday Night