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' . KjLliZwfc over tfe- ' .aHoAi of
Cint-L 7,t aa was -'. ' 1, devel
ofI at t:.e tig Fo.r be
lit held ln'GenevaV The Western
powers propose. West Germanybe?''S
sr id Llle the East zone' remain
' neutral; Russia propose t!ie whole
nation remain unarmed. The Sum.'
. mi meeting thus far has progress-
d as predicted. It has provided
for discussion of world problems
As teen by Western and Eastern
powers and ifo doubt ' extended
tolana for co-existence. There is
little likelihood any concrete agree
taento will, be reached during the
Geneva meeting that-will end the
era of the cold war but officials be
Li eve ;the. discussions may lead to
; coritinuatidn of discussions, at the
Foreign Ministera-rSvel, which at a
, date bring about, solutions' to
world tensions.- " .
v A, number pt State officials yoic?
ed; opinions about public schools
during, the past week-end but Go.
trnor Ifodges on Tuesday said the
. State Jsr not yet ready to abandon
; its present ' system. . The matter
bof.ed up, over a speech made by
' Assistant Attorney General Bever
, ly take p)-oposing operation of pri-
vatq schools rather than integrated
n)a., This, wag followed by a de
rtaod.by 'the NAACP that Lake be
. firpd as a public official which Gov
enor Hodges- refused. .. Attorney
Geheral BodinSn Issued a Statement
Tuesday in which he expressed the
, op(iiian under the law, schools may
beeperated as usual during the
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-' Twelve Russian farmers are get-
ting a' look-see at American farm
. operations In Iowa this week where
vthejj are Visiting. Reports say the
Russians, are showing vast interest
if the methods useji to produce
eijo'ss ; ami! livestock The group
' travel b bus with no fixed itin
erary,. jWpping at any point or
faiVhejre they please., A similar
irrV of 'Americans art in Russia
; I " --',B fsrnrJwiT..tbuafar
i v . been reieasea coiv-'
, t ' AV'-'&tfreacWs'fotfhe
rAtomle power was used commer
.cYuny for the first time this week
- ftjt-Kow iYork State, when electric
power produced from atomic ener
gy was "piped" into utility lines.
A housewife was the first person
to vuUllte the atomic power when
sh cooked a hamburger with the
'.Xn.'aging Greenville, Tenn., busi
nessman lost $75,009 this week
when,: three robbers overpowered
Kim; in his home, forcing him to
give; them alt the cash he kept in
the house. ,' ' - -
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--'"jnt of the
Ti . ,0tak Perquii
Ci.c'.'n TB Association wants to
r,k- ' 1 members ef the Executive
r "I to meet Aunust $ at 7:30
P. !., in the JIunlcip4'BuUding
in tvrtTw - a
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:t, Dr. J. H.
, I!rs. J. .A.
J Tearing. ,
.rs will meet
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! tO' le
..s to at-
Premium List For
DiSiFdrmier '.o : Day
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Public Urged To Par-
!',' aj' ' a -w -n ' f . i
ucipaxe m JCiXniDiis
And Program 1
' Plans ; for , the second annual
'Farmer's Day, to be held in Hert
ford i Wednesday, August 17,- are
moving along at a rapid pace ac
cording to R. M. Thompson, Coun
"Th trrnemm this vpar will Vw
different from the one we held
last year," Mr. Thompson said, "but;
the merchants are asked to partici-
pate in having booths as they did j
before. There will be exhibits and'
the farm men';1 women, boys 'and
girls are urged to plan fin exhibit
now. Premium money will be paid
to the top three in- each exhibit" '
. The program will be conducted at
the Perquimans High School gym,
and the public is urged to join in
to' make Farmer's Day a complete
The premium list is as. follows:
, . MEN'S DIVISION
I. Field Crops Claude Williams,
Chairman. ' Corn (1 dozen ears),
Stalk Corn, Sweet Potatoes (1 doz
en), Soybeans (4 hills), Cotton' (4
hills), Peanuts, Small Grain.
II. Meats and Poultry Products
Roy Chappell, Chairman. Eggs (1
dozen); 1. Brown. 2. White. Cur
ed Meats; 1. Ham. 2. Shoulder. 3.
III. Horticulture Floyd Mat-
thews, Chairman. Garden Exhibit
minimum of 5)r . Watermelons,
Cantaloupes, Tomatoes, Egg Plants,
Fruits, Pumpkins, Figs, Onions,
Peppers, Lima Beans, Field Peas,
Cucumbers. Roast Ear Corn, Irish!
Potatoes, Squash, Honey..
WOMEN'S SECTION J
i Department "A" i " '
I. Infanta' Clothing .Dress, Slip,
Gtrwn.-tfatjcet, Cap-" --, ?
D'ressi "Boys'' Cotton Suit, Child's
Holmes Named To
:. Carroll R. ' Holmes, Perquimans
County Representative, has been
named by Governor Luther Hodges
to a seven-man commission to make
a study of the State Highway Com
Membership of the commission
includes Claude Currie, a State
Senator, . James Stikeleather, Mr.
Holmes, B. T. Falls, representa
tives, Harold Makepeace, Mayor of
Sanford, John G. Clarke, former
Highway Commissioner and t T.
Clarence Stone, a State Senator.
The commission was authorized
by -the last General Assembly to
make a study of the entire operar
tions oi tha Highway commission
and report to the 1957 General! As-:
The first meeting of this' Com-
mission was held in the Governor's
office in 'Raleigh on Thursday of
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Penalty On Cotton
-;.The few, farmers who did not
comply with the cotton acreage al
lotments - established for their
farms will be subject to a market
ing quota penalty on each pound of
the excess cotton, L. L. Lane, chair
man of the County Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation
Committee, has announced. . Rates,
tsf the penalties have Just been de
'"r ined. , .
TL i nalty on iDSS-crop cotton
is. 17.7 cents per pound for upland
cotton. The rate Is based on SO
per cent, of the. June 15 parity
price. . " '. ' ',"-. ..
Cl.r'.Tnan Lane pointed out thkt
a nu, r of cotton farmers with
e.f"; ;s cotton acreage is small.
T" .."cover, such farmers have 20
. i a'' r t'e date cf &e county,
3 notice of excess c 'ton
'M.lth to dlrpose cf t!ie
. I'; t' " i
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Wool, Coat, Slip.
,-! III. Women's Clothing Cottoni
Housecoat;: Smock, School Dress,
Best Dress, Wool , Suit, House
Dress, Apron, Handmade Pocket-
- Department "B"
Home Cooked Articles
I. Loaf Cake An gel ''Food,
Sponge, Pound. f .
,'IL Layer Cake Devil's Food,
Chocolate, Caramel, Cocoanut,
SPice- Any other Fillin- Be"t De
orated Cakev -::-ix- -V f '
HI. Cookies Doughnuts-, Ice Box
Cookies, Macaroons; Cheese Straws
(12)i Six Cookies (any other kind).
IV. Candies IS pieces) - Cara
mel; Fudge, Sea Foam, Mints," Dip
ped Chocolate, (Jocoanut, Peanut.
' Department "C"'"' ' ' '
1 Canned Goodg , '
I. Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Apples, Apple Sauce, Figs, Pears,
Peaches,-- Carrots; Tomatoes, Soup
Mixture, Beets, String Beans, Corn,
Squash, Green Peas, Lima Beans.
II. PreservP-Peach, Pear, Fig,
Strawberry, Apple, Blackberry,)
' III. Jelly Apple, Crab Apple,
' IV. Picklee Cucumber, Bread
and Butter, Peach, Pear, Water
melon Rind, Beet Dixie Relish.
I. Cut. Flowers Specimen Rose,
Collection of Roses, Arrangement
of Mixed Flowers, Display of Zin-
mas, Arrangement of Dried Ma
terials, Collection of Dahlias, Col
lection of Marigolds, Unlisted Ar
rangement, Collection of Glads. ;
II. Potted Plants African Vio
let, Terns, Begonia, Geraniums, v
;4 . Department "E" '
Arts and Crafts '
.' Crocheted Article,, Luncheon Set,
Pillow Cases, Quilt; Crocheted Bed
flpreadi Knlte(l'iActe'te6fearttr la'st.yeSrreyl
Article; Needlepoint, Unlisted Ar-
Affect Cover Crops
'.Effective immediately the winter
cover crops practice under the 1?B5
Agricultural Conservation Program
will no- longer be limited to the
acreage in excess of the normal
W. Nixon, Perquimans County ASC
acreage of such plantings, Helene
office manager, said today. - Here
tofore, she explained, cost-sharing
Under ACP was limited to, ,the; Here
age in excess of. , the average,' of J
such .plantings for the past, three
years.' Another change announced
at the same time to the effect that
smattl- grains would be -inoluded- in
igt of eligible seedings ..under
the winter cover- crops practice.
The addition, of -small grains'jto the
practice now permits Federal as-
sistance for the establishment of a
vegetative over for winter pro
tection" from erosion. ' . Eligible
seedings include barley, rye, wheat,
oats, crimson clover, hairy vetch
and, annual ryegrass.
Miss Nixon states that the clos
ing date for the fall sign-up tinder
the ACP is August !, and farmers
are urged to call fit the ASC of
fice before this date, while funds
are still available, to check on the
many practices at solving the con.
seryation problems on their farms.
However, iequttts for performing
soil and r water eonservatiqn, wa-,
tices" with- Federal;-assistance;, will
be accepted f ter : the sign.Tup
period - as long as funds are ayail-,
able. ' ;v--.M'r:.s,.,j-j,.,V.; ,-
Dy IZcntseky; Polej
Johnny Myers, who escaped from
a Nash County prison camp about
six weeks ago and who is sought
by authorities in this area for ques-tionir-r
about a number of recent
robberies, has been apprehended by
Kentucky authorities it was report
,1 Tuesi'ny. Myers, the report
' 1, v'U be tried in. Kentucky
'on of a stolen car
si ivl i when appre-
Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday,
YOU WOULDN'T LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT-Eerie under-V
.'water scene shows how radioactive cobalt 60 is loaded under 14 '
'feet of water into a five-ton steel-and-lead container at Brook-' ,
haven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y. Bar to left of extension' .
lamp is one of four one-pound units which, together pack the '..
wallop of approximately 1500 grams of radium. Exposure of '
i only 15-20 seconds to unshielded rays would be fatal to humans. '
; Largest shipment of its kind so far intended for Industrial re--j "
; search, it will be put to use at B. F, Goodrich Research Center,
I Brecksville, Ohio. '
Polling Places For
By County Agent
County Bond Sales
In June $18,056.25
Sales of U. S. Savings Bonds in
North Caroyna continued to soar
with purchases in June .beine IWo
ineW ten-year sales -record for the
month. For the. first six 'months
of this year, a hew all-time peace
record was set with. saW amount
ing to $28,907,934.00, 21 greater
than 1954. This amounts to near
ly 50 of the annual state quota
of 58.8 million dollars. . : '
This report, released today by R.
M. Riddick, Perquimans County
Chairman, shows that Perquimans
County sales for June were $18,
056.25. Unique Judgment
Handsd Dovn By
i Another unique Judgment, in
volving a teeh-age motor .vehicle
operator,' was handed : down in
Perquimans Recorder's Court Tues
day when Judge Chas. E. Johnson
gave 'Walter Matthews, Jr., found
guilty on a charge of -reckless
driving, " the option of voluntarily
surrendering his driver's, license
for a period of two weeks or learn
ing by inemory the sections of the
motor -vehicle, laws pertaining to
reckless driving. The youth chose
to . learn the law passages as the
judgment' 'y. ' iii:;- -si-'.';- ;
Other cases disposed of by the
court during Tuesday's session in
cluded one in which Jerry Duncan,
an imate of Gatesville Prison
Camp, waived hearing on charges
of attempting to escape and break
ing and entering. : 4 'A if
v A verdict of guilty pf charges of
forcible 'Vtrespass was returned
against' Frank Jessup, who was or
dered p pay the costs of court and
the sum of $18 to Jamea Foreman,
who found and repaired a boat
owned by Mr. Jessup. " An appeal
bond was. set in the amount of $50.
George Butler, charged with be
ing drunk, was ordered to pay the
costs of court and be of good be
havior for period of 60 days.
Judgment in the case of James
Holly, Negro, charged with non
support, was continued until July
26, , A verdict of guilty was re
turned on the charge. .
: j ' .Till ' ' "" ;;'
Thfl Perquimans Masonic Lodge,
No. 106, A. F, 4 A; M-. will meet
ry n z at a o'ciock. ah
sa:e i. i to be present
There will be five polling places
in .Perquimans County where pea
nut growers can cast their ballots
on Referendum day, Saturday, July
23 from 8 A.' M., to 7 P. M., it was
announced today by .P. M. .Thorns
PcmCountynt. ,u j ? lL
i.jjuo ujiiiij jBccB Will .DS'llII-
jdted at the Agjriculture Building
tn nemora, desse curtis store at
Bethel, Fred Winslow's store at
Winfall, L. L. Chappell's store and
Winfred Winslow's store in Bel
videre Township. I
This referendum is for the farm
ers growing peanuts to cast their!
vote as to whether they will assess
themselves two cents per 100
pounds of peanuts to further, the
Peanut Growers Association pro
Mr. Thompson stated if farmers
have any questions' concerning the
activities of this association the
answers can be received from the
County Agents' office or from the
poll holders on Saturday. He
pointed out the Peanut Growers
Association has been very active
since its organization three years
ago and it was up to the growers to
determine whether or not this ac
tivity will be kept going or stop
ped. He urged all peanut grow
ers to take time off Saturday to
cast a vote in the referendum.
New Cars Merc Fri.
Local police authorities are in -
vestigating an act of vandalism
which took place here Friday after-
noon of last week when three new
Ford cars, owned by ' Winslow-
Blanchard Motor Company,- were
badly damaged by acid thrown oyer,
the hood and fenders of the cars.
The company has offered a re-
ward of $500 for information lead-
ind to the arrest and conviction of
the party or parties responsible for
the damage; -v ': .:; -:s';;':;
Sheriff Kelly White reported the
act of vandalism took place some
time between noon and 4:30 P. M.
He said acid on one of the cars
had been placed there only a short
time before he was called to in
vestigate the matter. ; ' . ; i 'r
The cars, at the time they were
damaged, had , been parked , on
Grubb Street near the company's
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Currin, Jr.,
of Oxford announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Sylvia Vir-
hginia Currin, to John Moody Mat
thews, Jk The wedding will take
place in the falL ; i ?I
July 22, 1955.
- Dr. B: B. McGuire, District
Health) Officer, said Tuesday that
lie does not-plan to give the second
anti-polio shot until after schools
open the early part of-September.
- Formulation of plans for giving
this second Salk shot is expected
at a staff meeting of the Depart
ment to be held Friday afternoon.
In announcing the postponement
of the second shot Dr. McGuire
stated there were a number of rea
sons he will wait until a later date
to -resume these shots among the
first and second graders of - the
schools. If the shots were resum
ed at the present time all chil
dren would have to go to the near
est Health Office, and this could
be a matter of, inconvenience. The
Department1 also hopes to have lo
cal physicians to volunteer to be
present at the time the second
shots are given to children.
i "The' Health Officer also stated it
is very likely the Department will
again ' request the consent of the
parents before a child is given the
second anti-polio vaccine shot.
Another factor in the delay Dr.
McGuire said,- is due to the vast
amount of publicity that has been
given the vaccine and the fact that
some parents are against the vac
cine program because some of the
children who took the shots, in
other states, died with the disease.
Dr.. McGuire said he believed
those who had taken tHe vaccine
and had died were already sub
ject to the disease before they had
the shot He also said he would
give the Vaccine only to the chil
dren whose parents sign a written
request for their child to have the
The yacclne for the second round
of shots has been received at Wil
liamston, from .the State Health
Department, and the allotment for
the local Department has been se
cured,; v. i ."' s
Perquimans County's library ex
perienced another fine year, ac
cording to an annual report re
leased by Mrs. Silas M. Whedbee,
librarian. Statistics concerning the
past year's service gave the total
circulation as 25,872. ' This was
broken down as follows: Main li
brary, 12,286; bookmobile, 10,992;
Belvidere station, 284; Joseph Jud-
kins Branch Library, 2,310.
A total of 96 new borrowers
were , registered during tne year,
bringing ti number of borrowers
Inventory of the book stock
showed 635 new . books received
bringing the - total up to 11,200
books; these are 3,775 non-fiction
and 7,675 fiction. The bookmobile
made 103 trips with 3,170 stops and
loaned 10,992 books.
A total of 24 books were borrow
ed on inter-library loan. ,
Mrs. Callie. Russell Jackson, 65,
widow of John T. Jackson, died at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Her-
! - man Caddy at 11:15 P. M., Sunday
.following a long illness. She was
the daughter of the .late James A.
and Frances Ann Russell and was
a member of Berea Church of
Christ:-i.-v:-,-,v:"s;-!'-' -' "
Surviving are two sons, T. V.
Jackson of Raleigh and W. A.
Jackson ef Hertford ;Vthree broth-
ers, James A. Russell, Jr., and Earl
Russefll of Hertford and Tom Rus
sell of Manteot two sisters, Mrs.
Caddy and Mrs. Joe P. White and
one grandchild. ;
: Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Berea' Church by the Rev.
Walker Perry. . Interment was in
the family cemetery.'
Jaycees Support ,
Safety Campaign .
-. Hertford Jaycees are lending full
support to', the . "glow Down and
Live" safety campaign now in
progress. '- Members of the organi
sation for the past week, have
been distributing campaign slogans,
and placing - the slogan on car
bumpers.' .The ,Jaycees placed 500
of these slogans on local and tran
sient cart during the past week, i
Indians Win Fro:
Elizabeth; City X
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ONLY FOR DUMMIES
LOOKS like an amusement park
high-ride, but it's something
the bravest thrill-seeker would
hesitate to tackle. It's a dum-.i
my-occupied ejection seat which,
was displayed at the recent
Paris, France, air show to dem
onstrate power behind the blast
that hurls a pilot from a crip
pled jet plane. It's for real
life use only in emergencgri
In Teacher List
Several changes in faculty mem
bership in Perquimans County
white schools were reported this
week by J. T. Biggers,.Solidol,Su.
.fpertetendet -Tw ftriMrs,
Anne. Ndwell ind Mrs.' Elisabeth
Sawyer have resigned as teachers
at rerqmmans iiign aswiooi. Mrs.
No well, taught s'ience and Mrs.
Sawyer was an English teacher.
Two vacancies at Hertford
Grammar School were filled, sub
ject to approved by the Board of
Education, when the School Com
mittee elected Mrs. Ab Williams as
teacher of the third grade and
Mrs. Ira Eure as teacher of the
fourth grade at this building.
Four vacancies are left in the
white schools of the county, accord
ing to Mr. Biggers, three of these
being at the high school and one
at Central Grammar School.
The superintendent stated the
Board of Education is hopeful the
faculty for each school of the coun-!
ty will be complete within the next!
couple of weeks.
W 1 At
The N. C. Peanut Association has
saved peanut growers an average
of $1,300 per farm during the past
year through its legislative activi.
ties alone, Milton Dail, Farmer and
Buyer of Peanuts of Route 1, Hert-
ford, said today.
"The North Carolina Peanut
growers should take a few minutes
out : of their busy activities' and
study some of the things that have
been done in our behalf by our
North Carolina Peanut Growers
Association with the money collect
ed in the assessment which we au
thorized when we voted in the pea
nut referendum in 1953," Mr. Dail
said. He pointed out -this infor
mation is available in the July is
sue of the Peanut News, which each
grower has received, and it is also
available at the county agent's of
fice In a document prepared by the
North Carolina Peanut Growers
Association, entitled "Pennies Pro
mote Peanuts." The information
will also be available at the polls,
and if the growers have not been
able to secure it Dail asserted, the
poll holders' wil) be able to discuss
the subject quite, fully,' Mr. Dail
said that in looking over the situa
tion that he had found by adding
a few figures that th North Curo-
5 Cents Per Cc
Perquimans Nine To'
Play Colerain On ?
Thursday Night I
The Perquimans Indians, win
ning three games during the past
week, winning here " Thursday
night of last week by a score, of
2-1 and taking a 14-inning decision
at Elizabeth City Friday night 7-3.
McKay Riddick allowed the Al
bi'es three hits in the first contest
which netted one run. ' He banned
nine and walked one, while getting
two hits for himself,- The Albiea
scored in the third inning axii
maintained this advantage until the j
eighth inning . when John : Morris
tripled, to. score Riddick ' who had
singled. The Indians rallied in tie
ninth, scoring the i winning .run
when Cliff Towa banged out a sin
gle to score Hunter from third
base. ' " ' j- ,
Jim Curtis, Albie manager and
pitcher, was . injured during the
game when struck by a pitched ball.
His condition is reported as im-
proving. ' ' ' '- ' ' :":. ' -y
One of the best games of the
season was played in Elizabeth City
Friday when the Indians came from
behind to take a 7-3 decision over
the Albies. Paul Matthews did the
mound duty for Perquimans, giving
up 14 hits, but keeping them well
scattered during the contest Wil
liams, pitching for Elizabeth City, t
allowed 10 hits. . ','.'.-'. V '': '!.
Elizabeth City scored twice Id
the third and once iit the fiftK to
hold a 3-0 lead .but the'..diar
bounced back in the seventh to t
the. score. Neither tern cot'.l
score again until the 14th when
the Indians drove Williams from
t& boy: Three hits nd ttty walks
aceounted for four ftyM .In-
r.vA1uimbei of fast double iflavs bv ,
he Indians heiavth Albies U
check. ' Riddick led the Indian at
tack , with three Hits ' while Morris
and Towe"had two "eaclu I ' '0.
Perquimans scored a 6-1 victory
over NAP Thursday night of last
week when Ted Chappell pitched , a
6 hitter for the Indians. Scoring
twice in the first inning Perquim
ans added two. mors in the fifth and
coasted to the win. Chappell and
Paul Matthews each got two hits
to lead the Indian attack. Scar
ing for Perquimans were Morris
2, Chappell 2, Chfistgau 1 and Sel
lings 1. '5
The schedule for the Indians dur
ing the coming week is as follows:
Thursday, July 21, Colerain, here;
July 22, Hertford at Edenton; July
26, Hertford at Colerain; July 25,
Una Peanut Growers Association
had, through its legislative activjt
ties, saved the peanut growers an
average of $1,300 per farm during
the past li months." . This is
result of approximately $1.75 con
tribution by each farm through the
annual assessment which is most
excellent return.'?.'., -v. ':."-j'v
: Mr. Dail emphasised, that the as
sociation was instrumental -','wMK
the cooperation ti the ." Virginia
peanut associati6n,, fn . getting the
7 percent Increase in the.I955 al.
lotment which farmers are jiow cul
tivating. He said that the legisla
tive activity or the association i 5
Just one phase of the activities c!
the North Carollrisi Peanut Gro -ers
Association, Trot a phase w!.:
the growers must watch cont
ously and be forever on the ale.i
keep it functioning properly is :
interest of the Virgtnla-tyr' '
nut grower.; " " ' ' ( "...
' fin order that we,' C.e t
growers, may have: an brz;:
that is constantly guar? f
islative !mterestH.Btated i .
"I recommend that fr -grower
.vote for ,a i -pounds
cont "-a',' a t'.
the ASC poll' jilac .'