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1955 Books Now In
, Hands of Sheriff
' For Collection
t ; A settlement for the- collection
f 1964 taxes due Perquimans
ICounty was made here last Monday
between the Board of County Com
missioner and Sheriff LK. White.
after which authorization was made
for Sheriff White to receive the
new tax books for 1958,
: i The settlement concluded after
'. an audit of the books Jy;R. E. Ai
: ; ken, Jr., revealed the total tax levy
', for 1954 was $138,865.46,, including
y penalties charged and discounts al-
lowed on prepaid taxes. . ,
total of $112.36: was deducted
; froWtbe levy, having been listed:
: i ,thrpugh error; cash collections, re
. biitjted by Max Campbell,; County
. Accountant, f ormeri ; Sheriff M. G.
Owens and Sheriff; J. K. White
amounted to $129,448.65; a credit of
' $5,850.74 wag allowed, being the
. amount of tax lien certificates sold
during July. Taxes remaining un
' collected the, time of the settle
ment amounted to $2,923.82
. Following the settlement, the
9ard Jiamed Mrs", Pattie,L)ng as
i; - collector of ' 'delinquent 1964 ' taxes
- sitd authorized the 1964 books to
; be turned over to her for eollec-
; . M- - W
, '''The Board went on record refus
: irta request for the bounty to. pay'.
Jthe qosts of extradition propeed-
ings against Joan Earljen1 Darden,'
sought in connection, with making
s false affidavit .in this county. ' !
' On motion paaSed the Board vot
d to pay the county tax supervisor
the mm of $50 perstownshjp for
1965, taxes. ' ' jf f
'r A report on aw Inspection of the i
-: Morgan; Boardintr Konie. formerivl
thi county home, as filed by the.
District Health Department,' was
read' by Board Chairman- A. T.
Lape. The report commended the
management of the home and the
county on improvements, complet
ed since the last inspection,
, Mrs. Lillie- Harrell Johnson, 70,
died at 7;50 o'clock Monday morns;
inff .at the ' Chowan Hospital -at
Edenton after an illness of one
- She; was a native of Chowajt
. Ctnty but had beei living ht Hert
ford for he past 48 years. She
was a daughter of the late. Them-:
as and Sarah Evan Harrell 'and
asvand barah ISvana Harreil ana
widow of Charles Johnson, I She
was a member of the First Baptist
Chsrch, Woman's Missionary So
ciety,' Sunday School teacher and
an Eastern Star. -
Survivors include "two sons,
Charles E. Johnson of Hertford and
Dr. Harrell Johnson of -Southern
rines; live granacnuaren,, two sis
ters, Mrs. Olivia Hobbs of Hert
ford and Mrs. C. N. . Griffin of
E Jen ton. , ' !
The body was taken front the
I mch Funeral Home to the Hert
f 1 Baptist Church Tuesday mom.
1 i at 11 o'clock for services con
'cted by the Rev, C.. W DuJing,
f rmer pastor and the Rev, James
O, I'attox, pastor, ? ., '. y " ,
During the services the church
f Jr sarg "Iar-r, SlZl I.-aarer."
pall was of white r ms and
r j. , , . '
rers were the members of
1 of T aeons of the Eert
' t C"urch. . '
t was ta Cedarwood
' -y. 1
ans County , Recorder's
3 in jreip;.'3n Tuesday of
t t- ' i ct Hre'.
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Nfltnlw! Cfinimrmri Of!
Local Polio Chapter ;
Mrs. Eva James Dozier, Hert
ford, has accepted the chairman
ship of the Perquimans Chapter of
the National Foundation for Infan
tile Paralysis, it' was reported by
Jack E. McGee, Field Representa
tive for the Foundation. Mrs. Do
zier will succeed Mrs. Jr T. Big-
gers, who resigned last month after
serving as chairman for several
yearB. -. .'
A reorganization - of the local
chapter," under direction of Mrs.
Dozier ia expected at a meeting of
the' committee within a short
irv kt rsvn
Of Superior Court
A jury list consisting of 50 names
of county residents wag drawn, for
service at the November term of
Superior Court during the meeting
of the Board pf County Commis
sioners last Monday. ..i
These ; jurors, .along .with . nine4
members of the grand, jury of the
April jterm of court wjll comprise
the jury, for the coming term. "
Superior Court will convene here
later this fall than usual, the term
having been changed front the last
week in October to Thanksgiving
week in November,
Names of t grand; Jurors, held
Banks foremah,' C.'C. Godfrey,
George HcdlowelK E. Le Hurdle,
W. E. Barley. Lmwddfl Twine, kJ.
P. Ward, M. H. ChappeB ahd fear-
The names of those draWri for
jury service on munuuy were. tu.
N. Miller, James P. Dail,' Thomas
Proctor, ; Harvey Chappell. E. L:
Hurdle, Jr., Lloyd Stallings, Mrs.
Effie Layden, Nathah N;' True
blood, W. E. Matthews, Sr., Trot
man Miller, Maurice Byrum, John
Donchise, Ben Owens, Nixon Hol
lowell, Walter Cartwright, James
Wilder, Jarvis G. Ward, Adrian
Smith, Sr.; Mrs. Winford Riddick,
Chartie Elliott, Robert Bobbins, O,
W. Winslow. Mrs. Nora Smith, Ju.
lian C Howell, Leg E.Jtiddick, Wil
son HolloWfell, Lpnnie-Proctor. 4 J.
Charles . W&islo.l J.-'M. Mat-1
Overton, iinwood Lamb, Thomat
lfnilr Jt Va -fiJ UV.n ,MUD mh.bv, ..www
Coneland. W S. Evans. William C.
Jne, Mrs. (Nellie Sumner, Lucious
appell, Howard E; Copeland,
UWilliam E.iHobbs, Jarvis D. Wins-
low, T. - Julian Long, . Wayland
(Cartwright, Joseph I. Barclift, A.
R. ; Winslow, Jr Murray ' Moore,
Icharlie Starlings, JtH and Etnmett
j. A project to eliminate a mos
(jiiito problem in and around Hert
ford will' get under way this week,
it was reported by Mayor V. N.
Darden, who has announced the
Town's petition for Federal emer
gency funds to help finance the
project' has been given final ap
. A. -praying machine to be used
in the project has been secured and
the program mapped for the pro
ject, which will include ; spraying
of lawns and yards throughout the
town, and the areas near the cause
way and Walter's Bridge. Employ
ees will also drain and oil all dutch
es within the town limits in the
attempt to' rid the area of mos
quitoes which have become such a
problem since the visit of Hurri
car 3 Connie,' Diane and lone,
I ;or rar n s'n' i tt the to
t ' r - i f f i r ', ' w: 5 be ap-
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
HEAVY "DOUGH" KNEADED FOR BREAD OF KNOWLEDGE Importance of endowment
and gift funds in financing the college student's education is checked by Dale Conley, Oberiin Col
lege, Ohio, senior,, as he hands freshmen Daphne Michaelides, center, and Carol King a reminder
of the debt their class of 560 would have to assume if the gift 'monies were not available. The
whopping $1,040,000 represents about half the academic expense of putting the class through a
four-year course, according to college actuaries'. . i
WMU To Meet Friday !
At Aulander Church
The annual meeting of the Eliza.
both City Regional Woman's Mis.
sionary Union will meet at the Au
lander Baptist Church on Friday,
October 7th, according to " state
ment of Mrs. Ernest Sanders, Keg-
ional Chairman.; The meeting will
begin at 10 A. M. '
The theme for the meeting is "In
Royal Service" and the following
persons will be guest speakers:
Miss .Miriam Robinson, Executive
Secretary of ,North Carolina Wo
man's Missionary Union ; -the : Rev.
B. W.: Jackson, Chairman of Royal
Ambassador Work; and Mrs. Dea
ver Lawtqn,' Southern Baptist Mis
sionary on furlough from Thail
and. ,',''.' i -Si' ;,''.", I V -
All Tnembers of Woman's Mis
sionary Union groups within tbe
Elizabeth Gftyjlegiori are invited
tional meeting JfPr ':- ''
Annuel Meeting Of
The annual meeting of the Al
bemarle Electric Membership Cor
poration will b9 held Saturday,
October 8,. beginning at 2:30
o'clock on Memorial Field at Per
quimans High School, -it was an
nounced today by ' A. 'T; Lane,
president of the organization. In
the (event of . inclement weather the
meeting will be held 'in the audi
torium of the school.! ,
All members of thj corporation
are urged to attenH the annual
meeting' and participate.' in the
election of officers' foS the! coming
year. Nine directors jjwill be elect
ed at the -meeting, and reports of
the organization during the past
'year will be made by the secretary,
Floyd Mathews.-. . -
Thjrteen members 'have been
noTtaipated for! the' post as direc
tors, including A. Whitehurst,
Joe' W. Hastings, L. M. Sawyer of
Camden County; A, ,T. Lane, Chas.
E. White, Floyd Mathews of i Per
quimans County; John Bunch, J. A.
Wiggins and I. L. Harrell of Cho
wan County; Tommie'' Temple, W.
R. Lowry and S. D. James, Jr., of
Pasquotank , County.''
1 William Crisp, executive manag
er of Tarheel Electric Membership
Association, will address the meet
'" A musical program,- featuring a
radio group, Garland Abbott and
His Playboys wjll precede, the
business session of the meeting.
As. has1 been the custom, in the
past, a number of attendance
prizes will be awarded during the
meeting to those attending, ... ; '
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Ruritan Club Hears
Talk By 4-H Member
- The Durante Neck Ruritan Club,
at its recent meeting had Misg Ra
chel Spivey. as 'its guest speaker.
As a member of the 4-H Club Miss
Spivey told of her club activities
and gave a lecture 6n the use of
petroleum.-.,' The dub ' sponsored
Miss .Spivey as, "Miss Durante
Neck" in the Regatta beauty, con
test held in EKzabeth City last
v4jweek. ' C5S. HHntz,' District Farm;
ep-lAront, was also a guest at the.tion passed a rjolution on rMon
Indian Grid Team
To Play Plymouth
Locals Dropped De- !
cision To Tarboro 4
The Perquimans Indians will be
gunning fo their first football vic
tory" of the season . Friday ; night
when they travel to Plymouth to
meet the Panthers in an Albemarle
Conference ' contest. '-4 ; 'i
Dope sheets rate .the two tesms
as being about evenly matched and
mwar.oy uie team which taKes ad
vantage of the breaks of the game
should any occur. t
Coach Ike Perry's cliarges "drop
ped their third straight' contest last
Friday night when the Tarboro
eleven scored a 19-7 flerisirm nver
the Indians. Tarboro did all of its!
scoring in the first half after which
the Indians tightened up their de
fense to maintain Tarbor.
Tarboro scored first on a 12-yard
pass play from Allen Hornthal to
Bobby Hawkins. The second TD
came on a two-yard plunge by Tar
boro's Livesay; these TD's being
scored in the first period.
In the- second "quarter Tarboro
ran : its total to 19 points when
Cooper recovered a fumble on the
'Indians' 20 and Hornthal passed to
Kaynor for the score.' ; ii . j j,,
Perquimans' Toinmy if Matthews
scored the lone TDjjfor the Indians
when he broke away for a 78-yard
run- in the second quarter. ''1 This
was the outstanding run ' of the
evening. : "'':,'".' . '."'!
- The Indians bad trouble during
the first half attempting to stop
the Tarboro offense, and at times
looked bad.' However, the team
began to show improvement as the
game progressed with Wayne
White and Johnny Miller 'looking
best on defense and Tommy Mat
thews outstanding on the offense.
Board Of Education
The Perquimans Board of Edu
cation met in- regular session here
last Monday night and heard a
progress report from Silas ' M.
Whedbee, on the activity ' of the
Perquimans County Education Ad
visory Committee.' I . i
, Mrs. T. P. .Brinn and D. H. Eure
were named as delegates to the
conference of the State Board of
Education to be held soon at Chapel
Hill. . Mrs," Frank, Bray and Clin
ton Eley were named as alternate
delegates. , r
, The ' Board passed a resolution
requesting all students, to ride
school buses assigned them by the
Board in accordance with' state reg
ulations. The resoluti6n as adopt
ed reads: .', , ' ' , '
"In order to prevent the over
loading of certain school buses Ijy
pupils riding buses to. which they
have not been assigned the Per-
quimans County Board of Eduoa-
In inGCting Monday
Carolina, Friday, October 7, 1955.
"The Role of Rotary in a World
of Tensions" was the theme of an
address by Dr. H. Broadus Jones'
of Wake Forest College, Governor
of District 278 of RWnry Internal
iuhui, to ine notary wuo; oi vert
ford Tuesday oh thie pcieasijih Mjhjis
annual official yisit. f . !
;"That tensioh is the cause of
most physical and mental diseases,
or a powerful contributing cause,
is now generally admitted." Dr
Jones declared- "We live in a
world of tensions, against which
we must battle for our very lives.
He who does not find a way to
break theje tensions and live calm
ly in peace of mind lives in peril."
Turning to international tensions,
Dr.'JoiUJs; asserted that the entire
woigdjis imperiled by the tensions
thaf exist today. Fears on inter
national scale grip the nations, sus
picions are rife, and hatreds sim
mer. "Cold wars," he said, "make
hdt heads, diplomatic language is
uijjknownj to hot heads, ; and inter
nitionali bickering reaches tbe level
of j street' braws." '' ; j : ' j :
iRotary 'clubs in 92 countries and
gepgrapnioal regions , throughout
th.e worldi the'' District! 'Governor
explained, are united in the ef
fort to promote international un
derstanding, good will and peace.
In addition to the activities of Ro
tary's 8,700 clubs within their own
communities to promote this objec
tive, Rotary , International ; has
spent more than $1,750,000 in re
cent years through its program of
student fellowships, he continued.'
-.These fellowships, he stated, en
able outstanding college gradu
ates to study for one year in coun
tries other than their own,, as am
bassadors of good will. These stu
dents are among the most valuable
envoys abroad, helping other young
people to understand us' and our
way of life, and then returning to
help Us to understand the people
among whom they - have - lived . and
worked for a year, Dr. Jones told
the group.,' . i " r
Hazel Matthews, Jr., t
Injured In Accident
; Hazel "Skip" Matthews suffered
serious injury to his foot Tuesday
evening at his home In an accident
with a power lawn mower. He was
taken to Chowan ' Hospital . for
treatment. . ':' .
The accident was a blow to Per
quimans High School football team
as it is expected Skip, a linesman,
on the Indian squad, will be lost
for the season. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hazel Matthews.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Perry announce
the birth of a daughter, born Tues
day, October 4, in Chowan Hospi-
Tensions Tonic At
Harvey Point Under Study
By Navy Departmen t As To
Feasibility As Air Base
Announced For ASC
Elections Oct 18th
The nominations of ten men from
each Community have been made
for the Community ASC Farmer
Committee elections was announced
today by L. L. Lane, Chairman of
the Perquimans County ASC Com
Community elections will be heOd
in the county's six designated agri
cultural communities on October 18.
Polls will remain open from 9:00
A. M., to 5:00 P. M. The follow
ing farmers were nominated for
election as Community Committee
men and Alternates, and Delegates
and Alternate Delegates to the
County Convention: Belvidere Com
munity, W. Savage 'Joliff, Charles
T. Rogerson, Jr., Harold H. Cope
land, Joseph W. Nowell, Jr., Emer
son R. Asbell, Elwood Nowell, Lin-
ford L. Winslow, Estes O. Cone-
land, Rudolph Perry.
Nicanor Community: Percy Win
slow, Jr., Lester J. Baker, Elmer
Lassiter, Ellis Stallings, Elisha S.
Winslow, Ira Stallings,. T. M.
Twine, Claxton Stallings, Asa E.
Stallings, Rollo .P. White; Bethel
Community: "William A. Stallings,
Charles E. White," William E.
Hobbs, Charles E. Matthews, Win
ston E. Lane, James R. Sawyer, W
Dewey Perry, Jr., Jake L. White,
Jr., Joel B., Perry, pje Harrell, Jr.;
Hertford Community: Louis 6k
Howell, . Perc i , Rogerson, . Jake ;L.
-White, Sr., .Clarence J. Bail, Qrds
W. Winslow, Freeman Mans
field, Carroll R. Wiliiamsi .lrvin C.
Long, Johnny Hollowell, Freeland
Elliott,-! New Ho pe 'Community:
Nathan C. Spivey, Carson D. Spi
vey, Belvm Kure, Kalph Harrelll,
T. Hoyle Jones, Jack T. Benton,
Seth W. Long, Jr., Ray Morse, Mar
vin Caddy, Charlie Lane; Parkville
Community: W. Haywood Smith,
Louis D. Lamb, Sr., Johnnie A.
Bray, Calvin M. Bundy, George T
Roach, J. Lawrence Perry, Winford
Smith, Odis J. Lane, Ernest W.
Long, Ralph L. Layden,
Additions to the above list of
nominees may be made provided
such addition is requested in a pe
tition signed by ten or more eligi
ble voters and presented to the
community election board not later
than! Tuesday, October 11, 1955.
'( Any farmer who as owner, opera.
,tor tenant, or sharecropper, is par
ticipating or is eligible to partici
pate' in any program administered
by the County ASC Committee is
eligible to vote in his community. '
Announcements will be made to
the Community Committeemen
elected as soon as the ballots are
counted on the afternoon of the
18th. Delegates elected by .the
farmrs will meet on October 27 to
elect County Committeemen. ASC
County and Community Committee
men elected will take office Novem
OfCub Scout Pack
The PTA of Hertford, sponsors
of Cub Pack 155, announced fol
lowing their annual charter review
meeting this' week that they had
appointed a new committee and
leaders for the pack for the com
ing year. r ;;' y' : : ; .'W
Pack 155 has had a very suc
cessful year under the leadership of
Cubmaster Edison Harris.' Cub-
master for the coming year will be
Clinton Eley; Assistant Cubmaster
will be Edison. Harris; Institution
al Representative, E. C. Woodard;
Chairman, Joe Perry, Jr.; and mem.
bers of the Pack Committee in
clude Francis J. Henry, Riley S.
Monds, Jr., Henry C. Sullivan and
Howard W. Winslow, Den Mothers
will ' be Mrs. Frances F. Monds,
Mrs, Bonnie L. Nixon and Mrs.
Ethel B.'Whuilow. ' -
(Cootinned on Pag Five).
For Seal Drives
Mrs. David Fearing, Mrs. J. A.
Moore, Mrs. Vincent Leary and
Jarvis Ward will head the District
educational drives in the Pasquotank-Perquimans-Camden
wan Tuberculosis Association, it
was announced by the President of
the District TB Association, W. J.
Taylor. The Christmas Seal Sale,
a dual educational and fund re is
.:ng project will be headed by these
four chairmen. This is th8 only
District in North Carolina that has
a chairman for each county.
Christmas Seal funds, Taylor
pointed out, conducts a year around
education program besides the
Chest X-ray program that has been
so helpful throughout the District.
Delay In Polio
Dy Health Officer
"It wifl be some months before
enough Salk vaccine will be avail
able to vaccinate all children under
20 years of age," it was reported
this week by Dr. B. B. McGulre,
District Health Officer.
Dr. McGuire stated that within a
few days, the Health Department
will complete the second dose of
vaccine to last year's 1st and 2nd
graders whose parents have given
a signed request for it.
He said that of the. vaccine re
cently released by the National In-
gO-lAm'lilKg ib ' ;Btative nature-?t.. j
allocated to" North. Cardlinal' Of
this? -168,000! tec. were i released
through the drug trade and to pri
vate physicians and the balance of
59,000 c.c. was purchased by the
State Board of Health with federal
The Health Department, Dr. Mc
Guire said, recommends citizens
see their private physician for Salk
vaccine; it is now Deing received
by practicing physicians
from the manufacturers.
Hears Director -At
Miss Kathleen Jackson of Eliza
beth City, Eighth District Director
of the North Carolina Federation
of ..Business and Professional Wo
men's Clubs, was guest speaker of
the Perquimans BPW Club at its
dinner meeting held at Hotel Hert
ford Friday night to climax the
observance of National Business
The members and guests were
greeted by Mrs. Essie H. Burbage
who presented each with a golden
The president, Mrs. Emilie T.
Harrell, opened the meeting with
"America The Beautiful" and the
Club Collect. Miss Thelma Elliott
and Mrs. Atha E. Tunnel! had
charge of an interesting program
using the theme, "The Golden. Keys
to Achievement," ... Gold keys were
used as place cards and an arrange
ment of yellow chrysanthemums
and golden keys centered the table.
Other decorations were the golden
keys and emblem which had been on
display in a store window to ad.
vertise the club's work during the
week. !.' . . ";' ...'-.'
Mrs. Mary Dale S. Lane sang
"The Golden Key" accompanied by
Miss Kate Blanchard at the piano.
Mrs. Alice M. Towe introduced
the guest speaker, Miss Jackson,
who gave an informative talk on
"Membership." She also outlined
the plans for the Mid-Year Coun
cil Meeting which will be held in
Rocky . Mount November 12-13
when the 8th District will be hos
tess. The Perquimans Club will
entertain with a coffee hour on
A gift was. presented to Miss
5 Cents Per Copy
Navy Spokesman Says
Site Is Tentative ,
Only At This Time
Some light was cast upon ru
mors, which have circulated in and
around Hertford for the past sever
al weeks, concerning the Navy's
plans for Harvey Point when, on
Monday afternoon, a spokesman of
the Fifth Naval District reported
the base is being studied by Naval
experts as to its feasibility for the
establishment of a seaplane base.
The site which had been under
lease to the Town of Hertford for
several years, following its inacti
vation after World War II, was re
claimed by the Navy last April, but
until this week the Navy Depart
ment had made no announcements
as to its plans for the tract.
Possibilities that Harvey Point
may again become an active base
was seen from an interview pub
lished Tuesday in the Norfolk-Vir
ginian Pilot which reported
A Fifth Naval District sp- ,
nt n v do tA tirnc-f sy-1q t 4rlie4' m 'w
study does not impty tojr j
steps toward r eons-tr v j
base, but is't&2 f! . v"
' wi inui'e
Navy is eonai i the Percp
sector as a ceapiaM facility,
exact area to be studied b
engineers in Harvey foint, a
the east of Hertford and at at
land port of the river. Tlic V
quimans empties into AlBCauawmC
Sound. ; r
No details of Navy plans f on the.
base were available yesterday be-
current plana A spokesman "said
further details would be available ,r
latef, if the Navy decides to' tse
the area." .
According to the report the study a
of the Harvey Point area is be , 1
ing made in connection with a Navy 1
expansion program in Northeast :
North Carolina, including enlarge- S
ment of the base at Edenton and i
establishment of auxiliary fields
possibly in Camden or Pasquotank!
Jackson and Miss Hulda Wood
drew the attendance prize.
Each committee chairman pre
sented her plans for 1955-56 and
were as follows: Membership,
Atha E. Tunnell; Program CoordU
nation, Roxanna C. Jackson; Edu
cation and Vocations, Grace
Coston; Health and Safety, Miss)
Dillwyn Denton; National Securi
ty, Betty .T. Swindell; Public Af
fairs, Miss Thelma Elliott; Fi
nance, Mary Dale S. Lane; Radio)
and Television, Betty T. Swindell,
and News Service, Alice M. Towe. "
i Other members present were.
Mrs. Viola D. Nachman and Mrs,
Margaret W. Bagley. - Guests pres
ent were: Miss Jackson, Miss Val
eria White, Mrs. I. A. Ward and
Mrs. J. B. Mills, Sr.
Hare Rites Held
Last Thursday t
Lizzie Johnson Hare, 77, died
last Wednesday night at the True
blood Convalescent Home after i
long illness. She was the dav1
ter of the late Edward and Kj1
leen Ward and widow of the, lata
William N. Hare.
She was a member of the Bethel
Baptist Church. Survivors tndudej
one son, William N. Hare of Eden
ton and two nieces and two nep
hews. . . ,y. ....
' Funeral services were conducted
last Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock!
at the Lynch Funeral Home witli
the Rev. James O. Mattox. officiat
ing. . Burial followed in the family
cemetery in Perqiilmana County;