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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 7, 1955.
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1 . ',;) jard of Commissioners for
Pen, iitrtans County met in regular
session Hrre last Monday morning
and s i Jition to handling the us
ual roune matters discussed the
poSit.bii ies, of converting the
Countji1 Jome from its present stat-
lis to a loardmg home,
Bo.Q ChairmnVA.'T. Lane- ymi
named! to confer, on the matter
with JSC Morgan, Superintendent
: of the flome, C. Edgar White, Su
' perintefodent of Public Welfare and
Max Campbell, County Accountant,
and to import back to the Hoard on
possibilities of converting the home
some tfcne this year. ,
. h Conversion of, county homes into
' . hoarding' , "homes has been a pro
gram widely, adopted throughout
;: the statedujring the past two years,
and now only a few counties of the
state continue tp operate county
nomes.. - ''Considerable savings are
t possiblefor the'eounty under this
new gcjt-up inasmuch as inmates
pfi bounding' homes are eligible to
.V, "-receive! state and federal aid while
inmuti'ii of county homes are not
v. eligible sfor this assistance.
Reports from : various county
agencieif was.' made during the
' meeting. . and.; the Commissioners
war ajdvised 'collections on' 1954
. taxes amounted to more than fifty
per cent of the levy through, De
cember,! 1954, -
4 'Tho Board-adopted two regelu-
jnons fto be presented to C. R.
1 llolmeis.'iC o n n t f Representative,
' ; r -juegt that bills ft introduc-
eJ " i J the next General Assembly
r ' t!ie, per. diem pay for the
"r t the bonrd from $J Per day!
, vt. . j per aay. ine seeona resoiu-
requests a bill outlawing
fa f Itve-;viri'in PeruiAsl? Pr0n,m-: defense and selec-
Ctf...iyffoTthe vaerinoilon of hogs.f tiwjfrWo tr,)dS tneaties, and tax-
,- On motion passed Mrs. . Floyd
Long was reappointed collector of
-di'lintiiient persona! property' taxes
.f jf or jth .county jnd bond was au
thorized in' the. amount of $1,004), :
The Board discussed Vhe beoutifl
cotion plans for the Court House
Green, and authorized removal of
the.' diseased trees in front of the
! Court House with plans to replace
all removed trees With new ones.
The project to be continued and
completed as soon as possible.
v : A late' afternoon ceremony at the
prsrsonage of Piney Woods Friends
' Church at Belvidere on Decenibe
5, united in marriage Miss Nettie
T Iong. daughter of Mrs. Horace
and" icSlate ,Mr. Long, and
n Pennuhnppell, son of W.
-ell and , the late Mi's.
I. The Rev, D.. Virgil Pike
J ai4he double Hng cere-
ride wore a two-piece tweed
-r accessories were of win-
and black and she carried
irajrer , book ; topped with
nthered . carnations ' and
I with white satin streara-
loyd Long of Winfall, sis
v of the bride, was matron
- and her only attendant
s of Newport News, Va.,
t man top the brides
the ceremony Mr. andi
'I left for a wedding
.. need points. i- nswewi' J. ins u ccn.,.
:i is a graduate of ' " ' '. '" )
Corntv !:igh Sch9ol Hertford Firemen were 'called! to
-ved a the Hertford f notne of Wade Wlnslow, Negro.
i - ived December 24
" ' "Tt Charles Roy
,' ' riles A. Bug
1 i'-e late Teena
y i f a heart at-'
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cisners i o
Police Officers William Tarkenton
and Lee Riddick and Sheriff J. K.
White arrested three youths last
week following nn investigation of
an attempted break in at the Gulf
Service Station, s.
The youths, Saul and Samuel Na
varro, who stated they resided in
New York and Kenneth Haggctt, of
IIlinois' w?','e P,aced in iail await
ing action by: the F.B.7;
, Sheriff White reported that the
youths confessed to a robbery of a
store in Florida and'the theft of
an automobile which 'was used by
them in traveling, fnrm Florida to
Hertford. ,'' :
The youths, according to Sherif f
White, ftated that they had stopped
the car near the service " station
planning to rob the place but were
frightened away before committing
the crime. "
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Senators afi d Representatives
convened In Washington at noon
Wednesday for the opening session
of Jhe? 84th Congress. Democrats
organized both houses," having a
margin of votes in each. Presi
dent Eisenhower delivered the State,
of the Union Message on Thursday
and, is xpeeted to present a bud
get and program speech next week.
Washington " reports ; state some
time Will elapse before the Con
gress, will get down to actual work
of jtfinctinir. laws affecting tlie na
is expected on such matters as the
es,' although few changes are .ex-
Vected to he made on this latter
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The (1955 General Assembly con
vened in Raleigh Wednesday with
leaders selected for the House and
Senate. Governor Hodges delivered
his message to the Legislature en
Thursday and the Assembly was
expected to have two , major prob
lems for consideration during this
session, those being finances and
school segregation. Capitol lead
ers predict a long session for the
Legislature due to these two mat
ters. A State of Siege was proclaim
ed in Panama Tast Sunday follow
ing the assassination of Panama
President Jose Remon, but reports
from "the Central American coun
try early this week announced" con
ditions normal with no indications
of nn uprising planned wth the
slaving, Authorities have charged
Arnulfo -Arias with the murder of
The Federal Reserve Board acted
this week to put a brake on the
stock market boom by increasing
the' required down payment ; on
stocks from ; 50 to 60 percent
StoeTcs have; been rising for almost
a year, with a gain in speculation
noted by .Government officials al
though a report states speculation
has not reached an alarming point
The stock market reached new
highs In December, following an
upturn after election day . in Jftfo
vember. --' ' , '
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Two Fire Calls
. j rri.; tirl'i,
on King1 Street at about 10 o,'elock
Sunday '-morning to extinguish
blaze which Started from1 an oil
gtove. The f ire !had gained con
siderable headway by the time the
department arrived, , and damage
was estimated 4 about $800. The
firemen were .-ailed to 79 Dobb
Street- Monday to put out. a flue
fire, and it Iras' reported only
slight dan vsre'resulted at this fire.
I.'r, -r i
.. Ciia.les White, Jr.,
! :r;h of a daughter,
..m. ry 2, at Chowan
THIS WEEK'S i
PULLING STRINGS made this soldier a success. Shown pluckinr
his way to fame is the Army's harp ace, Private First Class Lloyd
Llndroth of Seattle, a member of the United States Army Band.
Farm Workers Now
Amended ilaw Effec
tive As To Earnings
" Received In 1955
In 1954 there .were some chang
es in social security tnot were
brought about by amended laws
that affect just about every farm
er. Thissis the 'amendment that
entitles farrmrs and ' farm work-
Social ' Security benefits. .. '
social Hecunty is a -torm 01
group insurance which is operated
and supervised by the Fjederal Gov-,
ernm'ent .Under the law a person
contributes during their working
years to .provide art income jn case
of death or old age. Payments for
old age start at the age of 65.
This amendment states that any
person who operates a farm, ranch
or any other agricultural enter
prise is covered by Social Seruri
ty beginning January 1, 1955 if his
annual net earning from self em
ployment is $400 or more or a per
son that works on a farm and earn
ed $100 or more cash wages in a
year. ; Fishermen-part time or full
time also come in under this
amendment. ' .-,
A farmer will pay 3. of his net
income up to a net income of
$4,200. This is reporting on a cash
basis and $4,200 net is the maxi
mum, that can be paid . on. The
minimum that can be paid on is
$400 but this can be; figured two
ways if the gross Jncome is $.1800 possible. '. Then wfien you fill out
or less. This can be reported on your 195Sneome tax.'you will on
an actual cash basis if. it is above ly have to figure 3 of the not in
$400 or half of the gross' jncome if com'ei ' ' v - '
At GrammEr School
The Board of Education ff r Per
quimans "County met in regular
session in the office of the Super
intendent last Monday night Dur
ing the meeting the board elected
Mrs. Fred Blapchard to fill a va
cancy in the faculty of the Central
Grammar: School caused by the res
ignation . tf Mrs. Abner .Williams.
Mrs.vBlanchard , wlll assume her
duties as teacher next week. :
The' Board .adopted a- resolution
requesting, immediate action on dis
tribution of remaining 'State funds
for school buildings, voting to send
copies of the resolution to the
County Representative, Speaker of
the--House-and Presideht of - the
Senate. ' I . !
; This action fpllowed a receipt of
a letter from Governor Luther
Hodges explaining delay in distri
bution of the final half of the 50
billion dollar school bond issue. .
The Board accepted the resigna
tion of Mrsi Pattie Long, who was
elected as clerk to the Superinten
dent at the December meeting, and
appointed Mrs. J. T, Biggers to the
position temporarily, pending the
return of Mrs. Ev H. Ward to the
; this is Ik'Iow $1,800. It is to an
! advantage to pay the higher
For the man that is employed on
the farm, social security will be
withheld if he earns $100 or more
on a farm. The employer withholds
2 .out. of the employee's salary
and ' will pay 2 himself which
makes a total of 4f! on the em
ployee's salary. This ICf will: be
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I mm Ht'llt Hi ii.v yiir rnipni.vvi.
f .Thof paynifiKts- fnftof ial seeWkj
will be sent jn by .the farmer, each
year when he files his income tnx.
The first payment will be, in 1956
for the year 1955.: . .'.
To be elifrible to draw thse bene,
fits a person must have at least 40
quarters or ten years paid in un
less the person is over- 55 years of
age and then only payments paid
up to the ago of 65 are necessary.
For a person that 'is 63 and a half
years of age, only 6 quarters or
one and a half years of payments
are necessary. This is also "true
for a farmer that is over 65 years
of age. When a farmer reaches re
tirement age, the minimum benefits
that a man and his wife will receive
that has earned an average, of $100
a month is $80.00.
''Social security is something that
a person doesn't have any choice
about. If your net income is $400
or over, you must make payments.
The best thing to do is to fill out
an application for a social securi-
ty card and get this as soon as
Closes Out Store
December 31 was the closing date
for one -of Hertford's outstanding
stores, when Simon Rutenberg, long
time- merchant,, retired from the
business field and closed the store
which he had operated for some 28
years. . - . .
' Mr. Rutenberg stated that he had
considered retiring several months
prior to the closing, and finally de
cided tb make the move with the
end of the old year.
- ' Ho had been engaged in the mer
chandising business in Hertford for
the past 48 years, being employed
byv other firms before entering bus
iness for himsejf in 1926. ,i
Mr. Rutenberg stated he has no
plans for the present but the build
ing which housed his rtc Tf, and
which he own is for lease.; Prior
to closing his business he disposed
qf his entire -stock of merchandise
to a Norfolk firm. .
, BIRTrf ANNOUNCEMENT ; .
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' Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Stallings, ft son, Sidney Douglas, on
December 28, ' at i the . Albemarle
Hospital. , v
A fine gain in lotiil assets, was
reported today by A. W. Hefren,
president '..Hertford Building and
Loan Association, ' in a statement
released with the association's an
nual report. .
Mr. Hefren said that the asso
ciation's assete' increased from
$122,877.06 ii' December -31. 195!!,
to $132,094.23. on the same date
this year. "This fine crowth,"
Hef ren commented, "reflects the
confidence of the citizens of this
community in this specialized thrift
and home nwnershin institution."
Highlights of the a-S'iciation's
annual report were listed as fol
Net savings in 1954 iiiii.Keil lv
$11,439.50. bringing total savings to
The- number of savings account
holders increased to 164, a gain
of 1 .
Dividends naid out to savers to
Home loans increased hnth in
number and amount, with such
loans numbering 17, and totaling
$3300.00 in 1954. Total home
lnsuw outstanding now amount to
The association added $872.27 to
its reserve fund in the past year,
increasing its reserves to $8.t06.09.
Such gains. Mr. Hefren said, were
of "great significance" since they
came at n time of moderate busi
ness decline, and some unemploy
ment. This would seem to indi
cate, he said, that the people of
this area have realized the import
ance of saving a portion of their
income each year for things thev
wish to buy in the future, as well
as' for financial security. '
Mr. Hefren described the out
look for business in the "coming
yeai-as "highly favorable," Al
though; th e'J leveling-of f period
which started in the second quar
ter of 1954 wotild probably continue
in iiie iir.si iuui ui. jfi.i, ne sain, ill
was probable that "the total out
put for the economy in the sec
ond quarter or the year would ex
ceed an annual rate of $360 billion,
or about $5 billion more than cur
Homo building in the coming
year, Mr. Hefren said, would most
likely equal this year's levels of
between 1.1 million and 1.2 million
units. This is a creditable record,
he said, in that 1954 was the sec
ond biggest home building year in
the, country's history. Demand for
new homes continued strong, he
commented with demand greatest
for . larger, well-designed, well-
equipped and well-located houses.
Prices of most new homes should
remain stable, he said, "with some
improvement in quality" likely. In
1955 the home buyer should be able
to get more house for the same
amount of money than in 1954, he
, ... .while his teammates. Hardin had 2,
Dr. A an Bonner, President of T . . - d , B , t-
. . , . - Luke 7, Beasley 6 and Estep 10.
the District TB- Association, urges
everyone to send in their money for
Christmas Seals that were mailed
in November. So far, Pasquotank
has raised . $3,500.95; Perquimans,
$.1,050.00: Camden, $510.80, and
Chowan $1,075.50. Making a total
of $6,137.25 for the district, leav,
ing $3,462.75 yet to come in for
Bonner said without the contri
butions from seals, the association
could not exist, that the secret Of
the program is entirely educational.
He also pointed out the little seal
was a f ighter not only for the as-,
sociation's existence but the exist
ence of the community. He said
people for years have had the privi
lege of going to the District Health
Department and receiving a chest
X-ray, not realizing that Christ
mas Seals made it possible to re
ceive it for only one dollar and
those who were not able to receive
a free chest X-ray. Films, solu
tions, educational material, reha
bilitation are paid for by Christmas
Seals for the Seals are , the Bole
support of 'the Association. ' Bon
ner said that if those who had not
sent in theii; eontribution would do
ao, eaoh county would make the
amount ; 80 badly needed without
any burden to-anyone. It is only
at Christmas that the Association
ran -sell the seals and to sell health
the rest of the year, v -, i
Offical Board Of
Farm Plan Meeting 1
Set For January 11
With tlie Government controlling
all farm land facing the farmers
in the State, the Extension Sen-ice
has worked up a program consist
ing of different ideas by which a
farmer" may attempt to plan his
farm enterprise in case of divert
These ideas will lie presented to
the farmers ( 1 Perquimans County
on Tuesday night. January 11 at
7:30 with Dr. K. U. follins talking
on Grain Crops and Pastures, Astor
Perry talking on Peanuts and Soy
beans, M. S. Williams on Farm
Management and Marketing, and
Jack Kelly' on Swine and Reef Cat
tle. Concerning the meeting R. M.
Thompson, County Agent, said:
"They will tell of the results that
vov, fouwl en experimental trials
of these ideas throughout the State
and I believe that it will prove f I
great interest in Perquimans Coun
ty. If you can possibly do so, try
to attend this meeting at the Agri
'ultuval Building Tuesday night at
:30 and I think that it will bene-
fit your farm planning in the fu
Indians - Squaws
Divide Games With
The Indians and Squaws of Per.
quimans High School divided bas
ketball contests with Plymouth last
Tuesday night when the Squaws
lost a curtain-raiser 51 to 33 and
the Indians won a one-point decis
ion oer the Plymouth boys 45-44.
.Hyfflg thy first los of thefeea
sim for the Perquimans girls, and
the first win for the local boys.
The Plymouth girls came from
behind in tlie second period to gain
a- 29-23 lead at half time, and the
home team was never headed after"
that time. Plymouth hit for 8
points in the third period while
Perquimans tallied six and in the
final canto the Plymouth girls
scored 14 points to Perquimans 4
Latham, for Plymouth, was high
scorer with 27 points. Russell led
the local girls with 15 points with
Stokes scoring 10 and Edwards 8
The Indians opened defense . of
their Albemarle Conference title
with a close win over the Plymouth
boys. Big Paul Matthews with 20
points was the scoring star of the
game. The Indians jumped into a
13-10 lead in the first period, but
fell behind 20 to 23 at half time.
Perquimans added 17 points in the
third period to take a 37-36 lead in
the ball game and held this mar
gin throughout the final quarter.
Scoring for Perquimans were
Matthews 20,. Carver 10, Williams
1 10, and Hill 5. Lilley with 11 points
1 was high scorer for Plymouth,
Tonight the Indians and Squaws
will play Williamston High School
on the local court, with game time
set for 7:30 o'clock. These games
are conference contests and the lo
cal teams will be out to increase
their standing in the conference.
Change Made In
Announcement was made here
late last week of a change in man
agement of the Gulf Service Sta
tion. Nonh Gregory, formerly em
ployed by the Towe-Webb Motor
Company succeeded Murray Dail as!
operator and manager- of the sta
tion. Seymour-Chappell, formerly!
with Joe and Bill's Station, will be
associated with Mr. Gregory at the
Hertford PTA Meets
Next Thursday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association
of the Hertford Grammar Schodl
will meet Thursday night January
13, .at 3 o'clock in the auditorium
of he school. - Dr. William F. Bar
rel! of Elizabeth City, will apeak
oh the subject of Polio as guest
program speaker. All parents and
friends of the school are urged to
while unpaved, are in the best
shape they have been in more than
a generation, as a result of contri-
butions received by the Town un-j
der the Powell Bill' passed by the
1953 General Assembly, giving
towns a portion of the gas tax col
lected by the State.
From this source they point out
Winfall to date has received a to
tal of $4,065.43, all of which but
a cash balance of $980.35 has been
spent in improving the streets in
the village. Should the Town's
charter be repealed this would be
lost to the community.
The taxes levied by the Town
brings in money to hear administra
tive cost, such as lighting the
streets, some police protection in
1951, and 1952, anil on spiiial oc
casions as needed, and incidental
expenses as arise from time to
time. The balance in hand in this
fund as of now is $1,353.54.
. The Mayor and named council
man also point out that the of-
minutes of their several
meetings are of record and may he
seen by interested parties. Also,
that the books of account are in or-
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i hit iiuu ii ien jor msoociion iv
The Mayor and Councilmen Bar
ber and Trueblood further asserted
that it was their considered opinion
that a great majority of the sign
ers of the petition addressed to Mr.
Holmes wore non-propertv owners,
and under the domination of cer- months, ami no citizen of the Town
tain individuals, who would like to-had requested to be heard on any
see the Town of Winfall eliminated ; matter during those months, formal
and its 'government dissolved for' meetings were not deemed neces
reasons ! unknown, but, assuredly not sary.
in the interest of the public v.ho They also call attention to tha
live in Winfall. I fact that the streets of the village,
L isteel 25 C ases
On Last Tuesday
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was fined $2 and costs.
Pleading guilty to charges of
speeding were Ambrose Evans, fin
ed $25, Reed Edwards, fined $25,
Richard McMullen, $20, Rascoe
Hunt, $20, Raymond Underwood.
$20, Hunter Herrington, 15, Edward
Frazier, 15, Rodney Batcmnn, $15,
John Bruce, Jr., 15, and Vincent
McKinley Jones, Negrc, was fin
ed $15 after being found guilty
of a charge of assault.
Prayer for judgment was con
tinued in the case in which Elsie
Harris, Negro, was found guilty of
a charge of being drunk.
Louis Sanford was fined $12 af
ter pleading guilty to charges of
driving on the left side of a high
Imvis Moore, Jr., JScgro, was
found not guilty on a charge of
A fine of $20 and costs were tax
ed against Alex Riddick, Negro,
charged with failing to observe a
stop sign, and driving with insuf
Winsola Etberidge, Negro, was
fined $20 and costs on charges of
failing to observe a stop sign and
A nol pros was taken in the case
in which Alton Winslow was charg
ed with reckless driving.
Swine Breeders Name
Off icers For Year
The Albemarle Purebred Swine
Breeders Association met and elect
ed new officers for 1955. ; The of
ficers are as follows: ' President
Clarence Chuppell; vice president
Preston Nixon; secretary and treas.
urer, K. U. Ward. "j ... ..
They also selected the date of
Friday, February 18, at the time
for the next Purebred Sale. This
sale will start at 1:00 and will be
held at the Hertford Livestock &
Supply Co., in Hertford., There
will be about 80 animals sold which
will include bred gilts, open gilts,
and boars, with some of all breeds
entered for sale. 2 .-. ;y i
Mr. and Mrs, Eldon Winslow an
nounce , the birth of a daughter,
Sarah Elliott born Frdiay, Decem
ber 3.1, -at the Albemarle Hospital.
Mrs. Winslow, before her marri
age, was Miss Ruth Elliott ' : ,
Claim Petition Not ,
Representative Of ,
Majority Of Town
' Nathan Mathews, Mayor of Win
fall, stated today, that a petition
signed by F. S. Winslow and C. J.
ITmphlett and others addressed to .
C. R. Holmes. Perquimans Repre
sentative in the General Assembly,
regarding Winfull's charter, did not
represent the wishes of a majori
ty of the responsible citizens of
The petition requests -Mr, Holmes
to endeavor to put through a bill
in the 1955 session of the North ,
Carolina General Assembly repeal
ing WinfnlPs municipal charter anfl.
dissolving the Town's government.
The petitioners in their petition
allege "that, the governing body has
discontinued the holding of regu
lar meetings;" and "that the busi
ness of the Town seems not to have
been or to be conducted according
Mayor Mathews and Councilmen
Durwood L. Barber and David R,
Trueblood point out that during the
yeai1954 nine regular and one spe
"ial meetings of the governing body
were held. That during the months
of February, April, and July reg
ular meetings were not held, but
the hoard members were in contact
with each other, and since no offi-.
cial action was scheduled for those
Traffic Violations ,
Make Up Majority
A heavy docket, consisting of 25
cases, was disposed of by the Per
quimans Recorder's Court here last
Tuesday. Traffic violations made
up the majority of cases heard.
Probable cause was found in the
case in which Rciley Sutton, Jr.,
Negro, was charged with larceny
and receiving stolen property. Sut- '
ton was bound over for action at
the April term of SUpertor'Court.
Fines of $", and JystSji'err- as
sessed against Aristan Belcher,
Negro, and Elmer Holmes. '
A nol pros was taken in the case
in which Finest, Dnil, Negro, waa
charged with hit and run..
James K. Edwards plead guilty
to charges of having no operator's
license and speeding. He was fined
$40 and costs.
Prayer for judgment was contin
ued in the case of William Law- .
renee, charged with speeding.
William Douglas, Negro, was fill,
ed $12 after pleading guilty to "
charges of driving with improper
George Peyton, Negro, entered 3
plea of guilty to being -drunk.'' He
Filled By Chairman
Three vacant committee chair
manships for the Perquimans Red .,
Cross chapter have beerf filled ac
cording to an announcement made
this week by C. P. Morris, chair-.
man Of the Red Cross, - ,
A.' W." Hefren has accepted1 tha
post of treasurer tf or the chapter,
the Rev, James Mattox Is the new
Home Service Officer and'H. N.
Nixon has accepted chairmanship
of the Blood Program committee,
Hefren succeeds T.'EmoryiWhita
as treasurer, the Rev, Mtftto takes
the post formerly held by 'the Rev".
Alfred Chaplin and Nixon succeeds
Tannage Rose as chairman' of tha
Blood Program, committee. ; ' K -,'
i Mr. Morris stated the chaptct
will soon make 'plans for ,'tlie ' an
nual roll call campaig jfof fun 'i
which will be conducted during tlj
month of March. "