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Volume XXII. Number 4.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 28, 1955.
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Number of Cases Con-
tinned Isy Consent
To Later Terms
A special term of Superior Court,
which convened here' last Monday,
with ' Judge ' George Fountain of
Tarboro, presiding, cleared the civil
calendar of six cases during the
-J On "reading of the calendar nt
the. opening session of the court 14
cases listed were continued to later
court terms by consent of attorneys
and the court.
.' Two. actions, those of S. M. Long
vs. Norman Elliott and Hertford
livestock vs. Andrew Newljy, were
compromised and judgments drawn
for Signature by the Court.: ',
One case, that of Norman S. God
frey vsi Hazel Jackson et als, was
Btarted Monday and. concluded
ttbout noon Tuesday when the jury
returned a verdict tavoring the
jilsintiff. - Judgment in the amount
of ?J825 was awarded Godfrey
against Jackson, the C&M Truck -
A lease, given by the Navy De
partment to the Town of Hertford
Several years ago for the operation
f the Harvey Point Base, has been
cancelled ,"py authority of the Sec
retary of the Navy, effective April
4t .1956, it was announced Wednes
day by , Mayor V. N. Darden.
.. v Under the terms of the lease the
fcfajY iined,,jfeiutljorityi,to revoke
Ve contract atiny,mC, SUDject to
due notice,-; According to Mayor
-' garden no information concerning
' Vur-JUvrft nlan -fftfth" site has
jben releHsed nor has he been able
)to 'ascertain any reasoll for the ifi
:. Jhe terms.9f the lease, which ini
f reality, set up the TownoxHferM
oraas nouseKeeper. f Jpftjps
it4, permitted the Town" to sub
lea lie some of the buildings on the
base ana , also part of the land.
These, sub-leases were subject to
the. same revocation orders under
fr-hich the Town of Hertford leased
thdi'entire area from the Navy.
' Mayor Darden announced that
all -firms and. individuals holding
Sub-leases on any building or por-
. f ion. of the base land with the Town
have been notified these leases will
be revoked effective Anril 4, 1955,
' at the same time the Town's lease
with the Navy if concluded. ,
. f Following the announcement by
Mayer Darden there was some
speculation as to reason for the ac-
lt-L L-! l- -1. . . .1
w iiOK wKen.oy we avy ue-l
jK.vw..m B...v oniy recently we
avy assigned a contingent of men
to the base fo operations in con-
neetion with a bombing, program,
but there has been no public an
nouncement of any plans the Navy
lias for the site.
-Chorus To Sing
t Baptist Church
) .the Men's Chorus of the Up-Riv-r,'Friends
Church will be featured
at 4he evening service of the Hert-
ifoM Baptist Church Sunday. Un-
kder the direction of Elmer Lassi-
Iter the group contains twenty voic-
la. Although it is barely a year
old, the Cherus already has a wide
I range of experience at singing in
)churches ' and civic ' dubs in , sur-
J founding communities. " . ;;";;.' ,..
( a wu Bciwuuns. ytfii oe sung one
jvby the ntireehotjjs and one by a
quartet" out of..' chionis. .tJMr8,
'' Kalph Wnite fs, the orgapjst-aeconi-
4 A&X$iwWv . ft-Ai-'iK'-'The
seervk1.wW begin"' at,7:30:and
..the tubUq isJnvlted.'S'The pastor's
ssage will be' eontinuation on
. i.llfe of 'Jesus-and is entitled
"The' Great Firsts of Our Lord's
C" e Cnappell, - Jr., - FFA
. r of relvidere, Has been se
I 1 i r f resent North Carolina
iJt " 1 to the Young Outdoor
I ' i rencs jn Chicago
ing Co.,' and Raymond Lavee, all
defendants in the case. A counter:
claim by Mr, Jackson against God
frey was allowed in the amount
Court was adjourned Tuesday
following the 'erdict in the above
case,- and reconvened Wednesday
morning when .One divorce action
was heard in which Nellie James,
Negro, was granted a divorce from
Elmer JameS, Negro.
Following this bearing the court
began the cases of L. D. Copeland.
next of friend of Linda Copeland
and Clifton Copeland against Park
er 'Copeland. This matter revolves
around an accident which occurred
in August of 1953, and the minors,
Linda and Clifton Copeland are
seeking damages from Parker
Copeland ior injuries allegedly sus
tained in the accident.
The jury in the case was select
ed and testimony began just be
fore noon Wednesday, and the hear
ing was expected to continue
through Thursday morning. This
lease was the last scheduled for
' - hearing at this term of court.
President Eisenhower requested
Congress to grsJntMibn authority o.
use U. S." Armed Forces in defense
t-a(ninwjltn natjnVt Formosa and
the House yottt.409 to 3 on Tues
day granting this authority. The
Senate- was pxpe'cte'd'trt'lirt upon
the requet ThursdajfCMf Friday.
VTher-President! t1H. Con&ress the
SKuatioh'Milhe "Pacific -las... come
to the point where the U. S. must
deciaee fW'inthtioh t fight in de
fense of.fredoni a4i-jiddp he hop.
A t United :Nationswtl assume
leadership in the matter of settling
the problem between Red and Na
The State Legislature this week
Is conducting hearings on matters
pertaining' to the budget and ac
cording to reports from Raleigh the
tempo of the Assembly will begin
to step up next week, following
these budget discussions. The flow
of proposed bills, both local and
state-wide, has already increased
and much activity is forecast for
the Assembly during the next six
. Willie Cooke, 81-year-old resident
f Four OSks, died in Durham'Mon
day after having received 400 blood
transfusions. . Cooke was a jhenv
philiac, a person whose blood! does
not clot normally, and his case at
tracted much interest throughout
the State. . The major part of the
blood transfusion was made possil
ble through the Red Cross Blood
Ships of the U. S. Seventh Fleet
are standing by in areas in and
near Formosa to aid in evacuating
Nationalist Chinese from nearby
islands threatened by Red Chinese,
A report Wednesday from Formosa
stated a lull has settled over the
area sincfc the President requested
authority to use force in restrain
ing the Reds from attacking Nat;
ionalist positions. . ;
Monday Last Day
For Listing Property
'.Perquimans County property
owners who as yet have failed to
list property for 1955 taxes are re
minded that Monday is the final
day for tax listing.' Individuals
who fail to list property for taxes
with one of the five township list
takers,, will be liable for a penalty
for late listing. - . .
The tax listers have been rushed
during this week by large numbers
of property owners who waited un
til late in the month to list taxes,
but the listers estimate the work
wil be almost 100 per cent com
plete by closing time on Monday, i
A , ,
Pictured above is another group of the young citizens of Perquimans County, taken from the series being published by your home news
paper. Reading left to right, top line, arc Lu Ann Stallings, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Louis Stallings; Jan White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray White; Cheryl Copeland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Copeland; Lois Ray Jlnllowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hollowed ; Thomas
Wayne Proctor, son of Mr.- and Mrs. Thomas Proctor; David Fadio, son, of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fadio. Bottom line. Terry Copeland, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Copeland; Janet Dail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Dail; Carolyn Byrtim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rubie C. By rum; Mil
ton Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Long; Bill Monds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston. Monds, and Barry Lewis, son of Mr. and .Mrs. Henry
Lewis. Another group of pictures will appear in next week's issue of The Weekly.
Indians tose Games
Aces And Ahoskie
Girls Beat Acelets
The Perquimans Indians dropped
two conference basketball games
during the week, losing last Friday
to Ahoskie 45 to 63 and being trip
ped by Edenton Tuesday night by
a score of 37 to 52. Perquimans
girls divided their games, losing
to Ahoskie girls "3 to 49 and de
feating the Edenton Acelets 49-83.
.-- Jo Tat Stokes led the scoring for
Perquimans against Edenton, fol
lowed by Barbara Russell and Bar
bar Edwards. The victory - gave
the Perquimans girls a .500 stand
ing in the Albemarle Conference,
with a record of two wins and two
TheEoleirton "Aws. rpushed - the
Indians closer to the' bottom of the
league standing, the loss giving. the
Indians a" 1-3 record for thesfe.
son. D. A. Carver led the Indians
scoring followed by Paul' Matthews
i Inability on. the part of this In
dians to find the basket ' range' in
the last two games were f actors in
the two defeats. ' ;'
The Ahoskie boys and girls , won
a double bill here last Friday night
when Ruby Bazemore led the Ahos
kie girls to victory over the Per
quimans girls; she scored 25 points
for the visitors who hit for a total
of 49 points while the Squaws col
lected 33. Scoring for Perquimans
were Barbara Edwards 17, Jo Pat
Stokes and Barbara Russell with 8
In the boys' game Ahoskie, out
shooting the Indians, took a. 12-5
lead in the first period and moved
to "a 26-15 advantage at halftinie.
Ahoskie showed superior shooting
ability and handled the ball in
clever fashion.' Odum hit or 23
points to lead Ahoskie in scoring,
followed by Hall who had. : 10
Paul Matthews scored 15 points
for Perquimans, nine of them be
ing charity tosses. John Winslow
hit for 12 points, Williams 7, Bray
and Hill four each, Carver, How
ell and Baker got one each.
The next home games, for the
Indians and Squaws will be Friday
of this week when Plymouth comes
here for return games with the lo
cal teams. ", ; .
A simple, but Impressive wedding
took place Sunday, January 23, at
noon, at the Anderson Methodist
Church, when Miss Katherine Good
win daughter of Mr. and . Mrs.
Thomas Goodwin, of Hertford, and
Clinton Winslow, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lynwood Winslow of Belvi-
dere, were married, with the. Rev.
P. M. Porter, pastor of the' church,
officiating, using the double ring
ceremony. . - .
Thtf church was decorated with
white chrysanthemums, white glad
ioli and magnolia leaves, and light
ed by tall candles.'
Prior to the ceremony Mrs. Ray
Harris, at the piano, played "Indian
Love Call". "The traditional wed
ding marches were played, and as a
benediction, Miss Ruth Tucker sanj
The Lord's Prayer.
(Continued on Page Five)
Vows Spoten Sun.
Dime Drive Slowed
By Weather Here
Solicitors Urged To
Complete Task By
Next Monday P.M..
Weather conditions during lh
past two weeks has hampered the
March of Dimes campaign in Per
quimans County according to Miss
Kimsey Perry, drive chairman, who
announced only a few reports have
been made to date.
A number of solicitors have re
ported they may be late in complet
ing the canvass of their territory
due to interruptions of the work
caused by icy road conditions.
Miss Perry announced that
- ) pnrts- turned jnwere flood, 4nno4
cn$es 'the amounts bei ng grea ter
tnan jecejveu, in previous , yea rs, bu t
Ifie'pwgYesR of the 'campaign as a
LwnQiejjeaiHiot grm due to the
smaii nuniueif ojj.iinaitrepons maae
at this. time.
.With the campaign scheduled' to
come to an official close next Mon
day, January '31, all solicitors are
urged to complete the canvass of
their territory -.and make reports
to Miss Perry or George Fields,
drive treasurer, as soon as possible.
The County Committee desires to
bring the drive to a dose, and
make a full report to area head
quarters, as near the January 31
date as it is possible to do so, thus
the committee urges all solicitors
to do their best in completing the
work in the next three days.
Individuals who have been miss
ed by their solicitors are urged to
help the progress of the campaign
by contacting the neighborhood so
licitors and sending their contribu
tions direct to Mr. Fields.
In New York Clinic
. Cale White, 63, a native of Per.
quimans County, died Friday night
of last week in Memorial Clinic in
New tfork City 'after an illness of
Mr. White spent his early life in
Hertford. After graduating from
Trinity College, now Duke' Uni
versity, he worked with the. British
American -Tobacco Co., in Costa
Rica and Venezuela. After 20
years with that company he or
ganized his own company and for
the past 20 years, in addition to his
interests in tobacco, he. was one' of
the pioneers in the radio and tele
vision field in Caracas. ; ,
Surviving are his wife, the for-
mer Cristinia DeMontemayor; three
sons,. Caleb Jr., Lorenzo and Ed
mond White; two daughters, Cris.'
Una and Anita White, all of Ca
racas; one sister, Mrs. Nathan
Relfe of Hertford and one brother,
Charles E. White of Perquimans
Ctunty. ' '. . :;.!.. . ';
T Funeral services and burial took
place in Caracas, Venezuela.
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Murray an
nounce the birth of a son born Fri
day, January 21st, at the Albe
marle Hospital. Mrs. Murray, be
fore her marriage, was Miss Claire
Hunter. . s-
To Speak Here
Miss Ann Van Andel, an Ex
change student from Bussom, HoV
land, will be a guest speaker at the
meeting of the Hertford Rotary
Club Tuesday night, February 1, at
the Hotel Hertford. Miss Van An
del is a student at ECC, sponsored
by the Rotary Clubs of the 278th
Club To Hear
The Rotary Club of Hertford will
be host on Tuesday, February 1, to
Miss Ann Van Andel of Bussum,
Miss Van Andel is spending a
year in the United States as a stu
dent at East Carolina College. She
is one of four overseas students
sponsored by the Rotary clubs in
Rotary District 278. The other
students from Germany, England
and Finland are studying at Klon,
Duke and Meredith..
Miss Van Andel will tell the Ro-
tarians about her home country
and about her experiences in this
country since she arrived last Sep
tember. She is a graduate of the
secondary schopls in Holland and
studied English for six years be
fore coming to the United States.
She was born in Indonesia where
her father was serving as an army
surgeon for the Dutch government
Miss Van Andel Is planning to
take training for secretarial work
in Amsterdam when she returns to
Hertford BPW Club
In Meeting Thursday
The Perquimans BPW Club held
its January dinner meeting Thurs
day night at the Hotel Hertford
with Mrs. Grace Costen, vice presi
dent, presiding. The program was
under the direction of Mrs. Annie
(Pat) Williams, chairman of the
Membership Committee. She was
assisted by Mrs. Atha Tunnel!.
Mrs. Hazel Wheeler, District Di-
cctor of the BPW Clubs, of Roa-
noke Rapids was introduced by.
(Continued en Page Six)
Fourteen Cases On
Docket Of Superior
Court Next Week
Superior Court will convene hero
again next Monday for the regular
January term of civil actions. A
calendar listing fourteen cases lias
been released by Clerk of Court W.
Cases set for heaving are:
George Levent vs. Connie 1V--sons.
Mack Ward vs. Bank of Edenton.
R. B. Touch vs. Washir.h-ton Liu.
J. H. Tove vs. If. D. Craddock.
Julia Smith vs. Wilhert Wilson.
Hoffman Much. Corp., vs. G. Wil
Pf-ivcM Skinner vs. t'lmrles H.
'.'Percy Brother? v. Charles II.
H. D. Hurdle vs. Wade" Jordan.
Sinclair Refining . Co., vs. Knos
Towe-Wt-bb Motor Co., vs. David
Carroll Williams vs." N-S "Rail
H. D. Craddock vs.'Wade Jordan.
Selected to serve as jurors dur
ing tlv regular term of court were
Thomas Hollowell, W. L. Jessun,
jj. L, Delaney, Warren Overton,
Emily Harrell, Mrs. Annie Baker,
jW. A. Winslow, E. A. -Tumor, I.il
1 lie Mae Lane, Linford L. Winslow,
IT. M. Stallings, Mrs. F. T. Johnson,
j George A. White, Thomas A. Proc
tor, Elihu Lane, Lee Riddick, Thad
C. Chappell, Ruth Simnson, Eliza
beth Parker, Dallas White, Elmer
Wood, J. P. Chesson, Sr., Albert
White. Exunv Whedbee, H. Allen
Lane, Lcroy Nixon, Katherine Lane,
Haywood White, Lindsey Winslow,
Jacob L. White. Jr., J. R. Proctor.
Blount Eure. J. M. Copeland, J.
Quiney Riddick. Mrs. Mabel Cook,
Willie Curtis, W. M. Harrell and
Charles R. Ward.
Holy Trinity Church
Board Is Reelected
The annual congregational meet
ing of Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church was held Monday night at
the Hotel Hertford, preceded by
The Rev. Dan Allen, of Wilming
ton, executive secretary of the Dio
cese of East Carolina, was present
and presided at the business meet
ing. He was introduced by Wal
ter G. Edwards, junior warden.
Following -arious reports and
discussions of matters relating to
the parish, including a report by
Mrs. Frank Skinner, auxiliary pres
ident, and the treasurer's report by
C. P." Morris, the election of the
vestry for the coming year took
place, resulting in the re-election of
the entire old board, with one ad
dition, that of D. S. Darden. The
Board, as now constituted, includes
E. Leigh Winslow, senior warden;
Walter G. Edwards, junior warden;
C. P, Morris, Frank Skinner, Ned
Nixon, Willis Jessup and D. S. Dar
den; ' ' ' -''.' -
The church is at present without
a rector, but it is expected that a
favorable answer by a minister re-
icently called by the vestrv will be
Iforthcoming shortly, according to
information riven hv Mr. Allen nt.
Bond Sales Report
Given For County
l". S. Savings Bonds sales dur-
iiig the month of December in Per-1
quimans County totaled $lfi,2if).00. j
The accumulated Savings Bonds
sales for the 12 months of 1954 fori
our County totaled. $142,417.2."). !
Sales of Series E and H Bonds
in North Carolina for the month of
December were 17.4'.; over the
same month in !":!.
"Nationally, approximately $13,
600,000,000 E Bonds reached their
10-year maturity, dates between
May, l!t,r)l and December, 1951.
Throughout the period, the rate of
holding beyond maturity under the
automatic extension terms has
stayed fairly constant at about
75',; of the maturity volume. At
the 11154 year-end. E bond owners
were holding move tbun $11,500,-
000,000 worth of these b is that
were over ten years of age.
"National sales of Series E and
H Bonds in 1951 rose to $4,889,
119,000. This was the largest vol
ume on record for any year since
wartime 1915. Compared with a
year earlier, the gain was 12',; and
with 1952, 'XI'',.
"In North Carolina the per cent
of increase in sales in Series E and
H Ronds in 1954 was 6.8c'r," ac
cording to Walter P. Johnson, State
Director for North Carolina.
Mr. Johnson states that he at-'
tributes the success of increase.'
in sales in 1951 to the patriotic ef
forts of volunteers in the Savings I
Bonds Program. Johnson praised
It. M. Riddick for his outstanding
leadership in leading the successful
Savings Bonds sales program in his '.
Robbers Loot Store
Of $500 Last Friday
Mrs. Ruby Harrell
Mrs. 'Ruby Lee Sumner Harrell.
34, of Norfolk, was killed instant
ly in an automobile accident last
Sunday morning about 11 o'clock
when a car in which she was rid
ing missed a curve on the Turnpike
in Belvidere Township and turned
over. Her husband, James Law
rence Harrell, Jr., 3!, suffered seri
ous injuries and was taken to the
Albemarle Hospital for observation
One of their three children rid
ing in the car received a slight foot
injury. He was James L. Harrell
III. The other two children were
Patricia Ann anvil, 14, and San
dra Lee Harrell, 7.
The family was en route to Hert
ford for a family reunion at the
home 'of Mrs. Harrcll's brother, W.
Mrs. Harrell's body was remov
ed to the Lynch Funeral Home
pending completion of arrange
ments. In addition to her husband and
children, she is survived by her
parents, J. J. and Nellie Mae Hur
dle Sumner of Perquimans County;
three brothers, W. Tflie Sumner
of Hertford. Paul W.. and J. D.
Sumner of Norfolk, and one sister,
Mrs. J. T, Hall of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock
at the Hertford Methodist Church
by the Rev. E. R. Stewart, assist
ed by the Rev. I. S. Richmond.
Burial followed in Cedarwood
In Recess Tuesday
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court was in recess in Tuesday of
this week, and will also recess next
Tuesday because of the two weeks
of Superior Court being conducted
here. Judge Chas. E. Johnson has
ordered all cases on the Recorder's
Docket to he set for hearing on
February 8th, ... I
Officers Reelected At
Meeting Held On :
1 January 13th '.s.
A report on fire loss in IVimiim
ans County during 1951. released
this week by the Hertford Kiiv De
partment reveals the per capita
loss by fire was exceedingly low.
The fire department at a meeting
on January 13, re-elected ;ill offi
cers for the coming year. V. N.
Darden is the fire chief, H. N. Nix
on assistant chief. Henry C. Sulli
van and C. T. Skinner, Jr., captains,
W. A. White secretary, and Bev
erly Tucker treasurer.
According to the report, released
by the secretary, the Hertford
Fire Department answered a total
of 45 calls during 1951, two of
these being outside Perquimans
County. The department answer
ed 25 calls in the county, and trav
eled 199 miles to these fires: it an
swered 18 calls in Hertford, travel
ing a distance of 18 miles to these
fires. On the two calls outside the
county mileage traveled was 83
Estimated loss and damage sus
tained from the '. fires within Per
quimans County was given as fol
lows: County fires. $1:1,150.00:
Town fires, $1,105.00; for a total of
$11,555.00. A loss of $22,000 was
given for the two fires outside the
A total of 290 miles was put on
the county fire truck during th
year through travel to and from
fires and a total of 359.2 miles was
put on the truck through pump op
erations ami service work.
The report on the local fire de
partment is thought to be one of the
best in this entire area, and the
result ; ohtained in successful fire,
fighting, keeping loss at minimum
is outstanding throughout the slate.
Sheriff J. K. White reported
I Monday ho is continuing an investi
igation of a daring robbery which
jtook place here last Friday when
'thieves looted the Farmers Feed &
Seed Store of between 5U0 and
$H00 in cash.
According to Sheriff White, it is
believed the theft took place some.
Uime around the noon hour when
j Moody Matthews, an associate in
.the business, was at lunch and Os
jcar Felton, one of the owners, was
i alone at tin; store,
j Mr. Felton told the Sheriff at
1 about tin's time, two unidentified
, Negro men drove up to the store
in an old pickup truck. One of the
j men entered the store and request
! eil an item, which required Mr. Fel
! ton to leave the office and go to
the rear of the building. The ac
tions of the second man was not
Sometime later it was discovered
that the money was missing and
Sheriff White was called to investi
gate. Some clues are lteing followed no
in the case and officers are at
tempting to secure the identity of
the two Negroes in the truck.
Rotary Club To
Hertford Rotary .Club will ob
serve the 50th anniversary, of the
foundation . of Rotary International
with a special meeting on. Febru
ary 22, it was reported today by
Henry C. Sullivan, club .president.
Wives of the Rotarians-jK'jll .be. spe
cial guests at the dinner meeting to
be held at the Hotel Hertford.
R. S. Monds,"Jr., Robert "Hollo
well and J. R. Futrell have been
appointed as a crfmmittee on ar
rangements for the Anniversary
Ladies' Night party.
An automobile, owned by George
Winslow of Star Route, Winfall,
which' wan stolen early last Satur
day night in Hertford was rerovv
ered by police Sunday morning in
Alexandria, Va. The car had been
abandoned in the Virginia city. ,.