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PEkTQUIMAN EKLY 11 O T? TT 77 TT? WE 1& Volume XXII. Number 13 Indians Trip Green Perquimans To Play ; At'Plyltaouth N&t-tji : t Tuesday Afternoon! . . The Perquimans Indians, Class A baseball champs of 1954, are off to a fine start in defense of their . title during the 1955 season. Coach Ike Perry's, outfit have won three -games in a row, defeating Gates- yille, Tarboro and Williamston. 'j Opening the new season last week at Gatesville, the Indians won . a 5r0 victory from the Gates Coun- ty boys. Paul Matthews and Ted Chappell divided the pitching dut ies ' while . D. A. Carver did the catching. The Indians collected six tyts while Gatesville got three. ' Perquimans scored two runs in the third .and' fifth and, added a final ran'tn the seventh..: Gatesville used three pitchers in an attempt to stop , the Indians. Carver hit a home run for th' last run in. the seventh. i .On 'Priday "afternoon Perquimans met -Tarboro here in an Albemarle Conference contest with Ted Chap pell 1 a,nd Carver forming the bat tery 'for the Indians and Stevenson ; s jid Anderson handling the duties for Tarboro. The visitors tallied olne. run in the first inning but Per quimans came back to score five rns in the third to sew up the de cision. A six run scored by the Indians ..in the sixth inning com pleted the scoring with the final being Perquimans 6, Tarboro 1. . '.Ted Chappell kept tight control over the Tarboro hitters giving up otily four hits 'While his teammates Committed, two errors. Stevenson showed four hits Perquimans but Ms ' team, committed four er rors and -Stevenson, walked five." - iPprquimans, chalked up its third straight vjctdry on Tuesday af ter noonv when roe- Indians defeated Williamston in another conference gmU hy a score f 4 to 4 Paul Matthews pitched the' first six in- rdhga for Perquimans but developed -" a '.blister and was relieved by Ted Chappell. Seth Morgan and Ted Chappell were the big guns in the Perquimans attack!,, both hitting hbme runs. - : ; ' , ':. The Indians showed increased hitting power, collecting nine hits . off James Perry, Williamston hurl- '. r--'':y-.'. . ;The Indians played a return en gagement with Gatesville on Thurs- . day 'afternoon and will travel to Plymouth next Tuesday. The next home, came for the locals will be played here on April 15 with Eden. ton furnishing the opposition. II Announce Dates Of Pre . The. District Health Department announces the , schedule of pre school clinics for the four county health unit. ; Due to the expectant polio vac cination campaign which, if given, wfll run close, to the end of school, the Health Department urges all practicing physicians in the dis trict to help with, the pre-school ex aminations in as many schools as they can. The physicians will be : ' contacted by the nurses before the clinics, i: ' ... .'.v ' ' " Where the school superintendents and, principals and -parents want it given,' the Health Department . will be prepared at the clinics to give, a booster dose of triple vaccine and smallpox vaccination fof j chjjdrjep who have no 'scar. y . r ' A,t least one parent 'snoufif -be ... present , at the examination,, biit their presence !b not essential. , : A two week, interval' is allowed, April 25th through- May 9th,. in or der to get the polio .vaccination stafted in case it is released by theNationaT Institute of Healfh. 1 The' schedule or Perquimans County is as follows: ;-::'"- Hertford Grammar School May - 13 dtj00 A. M. ' - Perquimans County C e t ra 1 Grammar School May 16 at 9:00 A. M. - Perquimans County Training School May 17 at 9:00 A. M. Hertford King Street May 18 at :00 A. XL - ll It nnAiatmfn11 lUIUCpCIUIIalll HEADLINES a- . The General Assembly, on Tues day, voted authority to local school boards to enroll and assign pupils in the public schools thus permit ting local school boards to meet the crisis of segregation according to conditions within a community. Presently the authority is vested in the State Boarcf, and supports of the bill say the measure could rule out the State of North Carolina as a party to a local court action aris ing from thesegregation question. Possibilities of a Big Four meet ing between the U. s., uricain, France and Russia, to explore ways and means of easing world tensions and possible war, appear brighter now than at any time during the past several years. Preliminary discussions are now going on be tween U. S., Britain and France for such a meeting but final out come will rest upon Russian atti tude to show concrete evidence of good faith-. . Meanwhile the situation concern, ing Formosa. remains clouded. Some officials predict Red China will shortly attempt capture of the Quemoy and Matsu which may lead to attack on Formosa, which the U. S. is committed to defend. Washington reports state President Eisenhower is not sharing this fear of war. N. C. Legislators forseeing possi ble adjournment by May 1 are still faced with the big problem of rais ing sufficient funds;. to operate the State for the next two, years. Tax proposals ' off ered late-lasttweek end as a way to secure the needed additional money are meeting with strong opposition and further de lay in adoption of appropriations and finance plans is a possibility today. : North Carolina suffered heavy loss from the severe frigid blast which struck the State last Sun day. Hardest hit by the cold wave were the operators of peach orchards. Other fruit and early crops also suffered severe damage from the weather with total loss estimated in millions of dollars. The.U. S. Senate on Tuesday ap proved pay raises for career mili tary personnel, averaging about 12 per cent.' The proposed pay in creases, for service men start with the rank of private-first class and continues through all grades Upward.-; Municipalities To Appeal Court Ruling Attorneys representing eight mu nicipalities in Eastern North Caro lina, in a law suit against the Vir ginia Electric & Power Company over power rates, have notified the clients the ruling of Judge Leo Carr handed down in the Edge combe Superior Court will be ap-, pealed to the State Supreme Court, and the matter is expected to be heard bv the Court sometime in Augbst. William C. Lassiter, Raleigh at torney,, notified Mayor V. N. Dar den of Hertford that, the munici palities, seeking a re-hearing ber' fore the State Utilities Commission on the matter, were denied the ap peal ' following a .-hearing; before Ju3ge" Carr,: anej. tha , he and his associates: were now preparing the necessary papers to, take an appeal to the Supreme Court,- 'i n 'r i Mr. Lassiter) advised Mayor Dar den: T 'Weiiare-jstill; .confident .of our' position iin (this, f case ; and jwe believe ; that i.jthe Supreme Court will give thorough and careful coiu- sideration of the points we are rais ing before the' Court approves the conduct and decision -of the Utili ties Commission in this proceed ing." ' , . BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. CNE, Peabody of Kernersville announce the birth of a' son, Wayne Thomas, born Feb ruary 25. Mrs. Peabody is the former Miss Mozella Smith. Hertford, Perquimans County, North ( f f t HAZARD TO NAVIGATION A "sap" at the helm has Imperiled many a ship, but this is perhaps the first time that tree sap has proved a hazard to a steamship's progress. The 49-year-old Ticonderoga, making a 9000-foot overland journey from Lake Champlain to the Shelburne, Vt.,' Museum, is encountered by Farmer Denny Waller, who is making the rounds of his sugar bush ' with his sap-collection rig. Maple sap running free means "spring thaw," and spring thaw means that the last of the Lake Champlain sidewheelers may hang up on a mud bank before she can complete the journey -to her final berth on the museum's grounds. Man Charged With!g Permits 8 Service One arrest has been made and Sheriff J. Kelly White is seeking apprehension of a second man, in connection with the breaking and entering of the Oliver Elliott Ser vice Station which occurred early Sunday morning, March 20. Sheriff White reported Tuesday he had taken into custody George Trueblood on charges of breaking and entering the service station. The Sheriff stated Trueblood had confessed his part in the crime and indicated the part played by the second man how being sought by the Sheriff. Merchandise amounting to be tween $50 and $100 was taken from the station by the two men, includ ing a large size cheese, 28 pack ages of cigarettes and a number of packages of foodstuff. Trueblood told Sheriff White en try was gained to the building through a window on the south side of the store. The window was broken by Trueblood who acted as lookout during the time the sec ond man was looting the station. Another breaking and entering was reported to the Sheriff this week when it was discovered that a building located at Harvey Point v and containing machinery and ma terials seized by the Government had been' broken into, although a search of the list of inventoried items being held by the government failed to reveal anything missing. ; Government officials had placed the items in one of the buildings located at Harvey Point and had sealed the building. An official visiting the scene on Tuesday dis covered a door to the building had been torn down. It was reported the government plans a sae of the seized items for the purpose of satisfying a tax lien. Plan Summer Tour The Home Demonstration County Council meeting was held at the Agricultural Building on Thursday, March 24. A report was made con cerning the trip to see "Unto These Hills." , The group taking this trip will leave July 21 and return July 24. A club woman may, take, her husband. i There will be a $5.00 del posit per: person- which is to be in the home agent's office by July 1. Plans were made to celebrate National,-! Home Demonstration - Club Week wMch ps May 1-7.., , The plans include tile annual Commissioners' Dinner and a tour-of homes. - The 25th District meetmg will be held , at Sandy Cross Baptist Church on April 14th beginning at 10 o'clock. Miss - Ruth Current, State Home Demonstration Agent, will be. the guest speaker. The council members learned songs that are -recommended for the next three months, after which they adjourned by repeating the , Club Collect in unison. . oreamn HDCountyCouncil . ' 'vc . , x - .)-.,.n.,r,nnnriJTnjvlAn' In Local Station Board Of Education To Meet Monday P.M. The regular quarterly meeting of the Perquimans Board of Education will be held next Monday night in the office of the Superintendent of Schools, it was reported today by J. T. Biggers. In addition to the usual routine business the Board is expected to reorganize for the coming two years, naming the Superintendent of Schools and Committees for the various sch'oots of the county. Further discussion of the school building program for local schools is also on the agenda for the meeting- 'if Honor Roll Given For Training School The honor roll of Perquimans Training School, for the last grad ing period, was released this week by the school principal, R. L. Kings bury, with the following students listed for grades eight through twelve. Eighth Grade Charlie Small, Libby Billups, Bertha Rumber, Bar. bara Chesson, Lervellyn Wills, Wil lie Moore, Floreizell Hurde, Willie Parker. " Ninth Grade Joseph Hoffler, Chester Mallory, Aileene Modlin, Joe W. Skinner, Sarah Burke, Mae Wreatha Hollowell, Hattie James, Barbara Johnikinjj, Cecil Lames, Mattie White, Osia Whitehurst. Tenth Grade Argie Lamb, Jan ette Parker,; Edna- Skinner, Mare lene Elliott, Queehie Bogans, Caro lyn Branch, Ethel ,Kason, Elvalena Gibbs. ' ' " ' ' . " Eleventh Grade Yvonne Burke, Doris Rodgers, Oneida Felton, Jan et Copeland, Theodosia Winslow, Mary Whidbce,- Wilma Skinner, Gertrude Harrell, : Christine Low der, Marvis Hollowell, Melsie Park er, Edna Zachary, Barbara Brick-ous.-; Twelfth Grade Willie Eason, Edward Harriett, Frances Hurdle, Mary Parker, "Nora Skinner, Joan Lilly, Lillian Hollowell, and Shelva White. ' ' CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jordan cele brated. their 35th wedding anniver sary and the birthday, of their spn Ray Jordan of Richmond Saturday at their home. Those present were Mr, and Mrs. Curtis Chappell, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winslow, Mrs. War ner Spivey, Mrs. George Carter, Mrs. . Mercer Winslow and Mrs. Carrie Gregory. GUILD MEETING The Saint Catherine's Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting, Mon day night, April 4th, at 8 o'clock with Miss Mae Wood Winslow and Mrs. W. H. Hudson at their home on Market Street All members are urged to attend. . . Carolina, Friday, April I I lanceueauue o Condition In Woods County Ranger Thomas D. Nixon of the N, C. Division of Forestry announced that an order cancelling all burning permits and prohibit ing all burning within 500 feet of the woods had been issued Sunday, March 27, by State Forester Cla ridge. This order will remain in effect until the extremely dangerous burning conditions have been re lieved by sufficient rain. This means that it is unlawful for anyone to start a fire in the woods or within 500 feet of the woods at any. time. Violation of this restriction is a misdemeanor. : Nixon stated that all of the re cent fires in the county have re sulted from people failing to take adequate precautions before burn ing their fields. Several fires have occurred in the Beech Spring sec tion recently. The danger of fires escaping has increased rapidly the last few days, and .rare now extreme. This ex treme weather made the prohibit ing of burning in or near the woods necessary. Everyone is urged to cooperate with the order prohibiting burning. It is felt that no one wants to cause needless damage to their tim berland, or that of their neighbors by allowing fire to escape into the woods. Nixon urges everyone to report any fires that they see in the woods to Winfall Tower, tele phone Hertford 5551. He may be reached at 5081 Hertford at night. It is hoped that everyone in Per quimans County will continue to cooperate with the Division of For estry by preventing wild fires. This cooperation has been very good in most cases in the past. Hertford Post No. 126, of the American Legion has exceeded its membership quota for 1955 accord ing to information received here from State Headquarters of the American Legion in Raleigh. Joe Nowell, Commander of the Post, has received a letter from the Legion Adjutant, Nash McKee, ex pressing thanks to the membership chairman., all Post Officers, and membership workers for their ef fort. The quota of Post No. 126 is 53 and the membership for 1955 to date is 53. Quotas are assigned each Post by the State Headquar ters and are based on 'the average membership of the Post for the past four years. "We do not intend to stop our membership drive how that we have reached our quota," Post Com mander Nowell said. "There are many more eligible veterans who have not yet joined our Post and we invite them all to become mem bers.".-:.; FOOD SALE The members of the St. Cath erine Auxiliary will hold a food sale Saturday, April : 2nd, at 10 A. M., at the Perry Electrical Shop on Church Street Local Legion Post Membership Is 53 1, 1955. Freezing Weather The freeze and cold wind that struck eastern North Carolina last Saturday and Sunday caused con siderable damage in , Perquimans County to pastures, small fruit trees, fruits and vegetables, ac cording to R. M. Thompson, Coun ty Agent. Reporting of farm conditions as a result of the cold wave, Mr.' Thompson said: "The freeze flirl considerable damage to our Ladino Clover pas ture and small grains and people that had their clover pastures dam aged should graze them very care fully and, in fact, it would be a very good idea to let new clover come out on this pasture before grazing cattle and hogs on it. Wilted clover creates a bloating tendency among cattle and clover damaged by frost could cause sick ness in hogs, so be sure and in spect your pastures closely be fore grazing. "Small grains were hurt to some extent by the freeze but with good weather conditions the oats, wheat and barley should come out in fair ly good condition. "While cabbage appeared to be hurt by the freeze T would suggest that you inspect the bud of the cab bage and see if it is living and try to count a percentage of cab bage that have died due to the cold weather before making any plans on replanting. The early cabbage usually give the highest profit and if not too large a percentage died due to the cold weather it would probably be more profitable to tukc the remaining plants and work them out for your crop. "On the small gardens you will probably have to do some replant ing if the cold weather appeared to kill the young garden peas and some other vegetables that have just rome through. "For the flowers and trees that have been hurt, 1 would like to sug gest that you use a complete fer tilizer such as' 8-8-8 to make con ditions for a swift recovery. "If you desire any further in formation contact the county agent's office and we will give you all the available information that we have.". Youth Revival At Baptist Church The youth of the Hertford Bap tist Church are sponsoring a re vival April 1-3. Evening services will begin at 7:30 and the Sunday morning service will begin at 11 o'clock. The youth are taking over the offices of the church for a week. The offices are: Youth pas tor, Bobby Matthews; Chairman of Deacons, Paul Matthews; Director of Music, Patricia Biggers; Presi dent of W.M.S., Joan Madre; Treasurer, Edward Lee Madre; Su perintendent of Sunday School, Charlie Johnson; Custodian, Tom my Tarkington. The remainder of the youth all serving on committees Jr are Sunday School teachers. The theme of the revival is "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." The visiting pastor is 27 Year old Mark Alexander of Coinjock. He is a graduate of Wake Forest College and the Southwestern Bap tist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas. He was pastor of the Riverside Baptist Church in Elizabeth City during the summer of 1950. He worked with the Home Mission Board during the summer of 1951, and served as pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Itasca, Tex as for 13 months during 1952-53. He and his wife are foreign mission volunteers and will go up for ap pointments about 18-24 months from now. At present he is pas tor of Coinjock, Poplar Branch and Rehobath Baptist Churches in Cur rituck County. Specialist To Talk At Ruritan Meeting Dr. E. R. Collins, N C. Extension Agronomist, will meet with the Parkville Ruritan Club on Tuesday night, April 5th. - He will speak on the latest recommendations of fer tilizer for 1955 and will tell about the latest in types of fertilizer. All farmers in Perquimans County are invited to attend with the meet ing scheduled to start about 8:30 o'clock. M Causes Damage.To SomeLocal Crops Thirteen Cases In Recorder's Court Here Last Tuesday County Board Meets . Next Monday A. M. The Board of Commissioners for Perquimans County will hold its April meeting next Monday, begin ning at 10 A. M., in the Court House. Individuals desiring to con fer with the Board are advised of the time and place of the meet ing. Hertford Jaycees loin In National Farmer Contest President Jarvis Henry, of the Hertford Junior Chamber of Com merce announced today that his chapter is joining the search for the nation's Four Outstanding Young Farmers along with 2,750 Jaycce chapters throughout the United States, Hawaii and Alaska. Any successful farm operator who derives two-thirds of his in come from farm operation and is between the Jaycee age limits of 21 and 35 is eligible. He does not have to be a Jaycee. Basis of judging will be contri butions made to farming as well as community with special emphasis on farm enterprise and investment. A panel of leading agricultural leaders in this area will serve as judges. Winner of the contest will be entered in the state-wide contest which will name the outstanding young farmer of North Carolina not later than April 27, 1955. Win. ner of the state eliminations will receive an expense paid trip to Minneapolis, Minn., June 1-3 for the national finals where a dis tinguished panel of national agri cultural leaders will name the Four Outstanding Young Farmers of the Nation. The program is being co-sponsor, ed nationally by the United State. Junior Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute on Agriculture. Grand Jury To Get List Of Delinquent Property Listers GOC Post Reports On Operation Alert The Perquimans County Ground Observer Corps was one of 230 posts in the State participating in I the exercise, "Operation Early) Spring" which was held March 23 ' through March 25. The purpose of the exercise was to tiioroughly test che capabilities of the Ground Ob server Corps throughout several southeastern states in detection and interception capabilities. During this exercise 36 volun teers reported 124 planes. New volunteers participating in the alert were Mesdames Charlie Elliott, Craig Harrell, T. J. How ard, A. H. Edwards, J. H. Satch well, Cecil Winslow, Bill White, Charles Williford, John Beers, Thomas Lane, Thomas Tilley, Anse White, Jim Bob White and Mrs. Edna Winslow and Miss Dillwyn Denton and Ralph Sasser and Jo seph White, Jr. Others participating were Mes dames R. F; Webb, D. M. Jackson, Jimmy Shillings, C. T. : Skinner, Marion Swindell, J. H. Towe, Fran cis Nixon and R'. M. Riddick. Also Edgar Fields, Jr., Bebbie Tucker, Thomas Tilley, John Matthews, C F. Sumner, C P. Morris, C. T. Skinner-, Billy Cherry, Charlie Skinner, Jr., Marion Swindell, Dean Britt AUXILIARY TO MEET The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly meet ing Thursday night, April 7th, at the home of Mrs. J. R. Webb with Mrs. Tommy Tilley as joint hos tess. All members are urged to attend. 5 Cents Per Copy Traffic Violations Make Up Most Of Court Docket Thirteen cases were disposed of in Perquimans Recorder's Court during the session last Tuesday morning, when a fine of $200 and . costs, including $150 for damages, were taxed against William Russell who was found guilty last month of charges of drivjng drunk and driv ing after his license hajl been re voked. A fine of $100 and costs were levied against Jessie Cooper who entered a plea of guilty to charg es of driving drank. Max Baker submitted to a charge; of speeding and paid the costs of court. Clarence Madre, Negro, entered a plea of guilty to charges of driv- . ing without a license. He paid a fine of $25 and costs. Wealthea Madre, Negro, charg ed with failing to comply with a restricted operator's license submit ted to the charge and paid the costs of court. Robert S. Long paid the costs of court after pleading guilty to charges of failing to observe a stop sign. Russell Willis was found guilly of a charge of reckless driving. Ho was fined $50 and costs of court from which he noted an appeal to Superior Court. William Dillard, Negro, paid (lie costs of rourt after pleading guilty to charges of failing to observe a stop sign. Ernest Dail, Negro, entered a plea of guilty to driving without a license. " He was ordered t pay' a fine of $25 and costs of court. Dillard Riddink, charged with be ing drunk, paid tht! costs of court after pleading guilty to the charge. Fines of ?5 and costs wen; taxed against tlVlliam JaviV and Elmer; Smook each of whom submitted charges of being drunk on a high-., way. : , Herman Felton, Negro, entered , a plea of guilty to charges of trius,-; passing. He was ordered to ,puy a, fine of $10 and costs. . . .,, Property, owners qS, Perquimans iers qi Perquimans ailed; ioniiritjli i554ae.;imaU3Jt County who fail property for 1955'" court action piless they comply with the law prior qr,thK''l)JtJi( A' of the April term' 1 ftf 5aMf Court scheduled to convene here on April 18, it was 'reporterfj fRfs week. Julian C: Powefr,- Goirnty Tax Supervisor, has been instruct ed by the Board of County Com missioners to advise all delinquent listers that unless they come for ward and list their property for taxes immediately the names of those failing to do so will be turn ed over to the Grand Jury at the April term ofi Court for proper ac tion under the law. Mr. Powell re ported about 115 residents of the county have thus far failed to list property for 1955 taxes and that he has mailed out letters to these in dividuals pointing out the delin quency. He has notified each of these persons to-come in and list the property thus saving embar rassment and possible prosecution . Revival Services At Methodist Churcli A revival sen-ice. will be con ducted at the Hertford .Methodist Church beginning April 10 and cpn. tinuing through April. ,.15, . it. 'was announced today. . The ' llev. C. "M. Fogleman, Jr., of Kinston will be the guest preacher and services will, u held1 each evening. The public is invited to attend. f .. . VFW DANCE SATURDAY ' The VFW Post will sponsor S dance at the VFW room Saturday night, April 2, - beginning at 9 o'clock. Th6 public is invited. ; ' ,

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