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: TE. PERQUIMANS WEEY : Volume XXII. Number 51. - iWa . Perquimans Third Place In4- Team! r Winner, Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 23, 1955. 5 Cents Per Copy s Six members of the National Junior Vegetable Growers Associa tion and four adult advisors' spent ten enjoyable days at New Orleans, La.; representing North Carolina at the annual convention. Those mak ing the trip from North Carolina wnrA Henrv Covington, Extension Horticultural Specialist; Rebecca i 'Hovies," Assistant Home Agent of, Gaston County; Robert Marsh, As sistant Farm Agent of Chowan County; Ralph Sasser, Assistant Farm Agent of Perquimans Coun tv: Clarence Channell, Jr., and Lois V. Winslow of Perquimans County; , Sherwood Harrell and Dick Lowe i of Chowan County, and Mary Har dy of Gaston County. I The delegates met in Raleigh f riaay, ueceniiwr , iui a ium.ni.vi. : at N. C. State College cafeteria. "J uan ruui, uutxwi, . Store Council, was the host for the occasion. This was an informal get together in order for the boys and girls to meet their sponsors, spe cialists, and leaders interested in NJVGA. After the luncheon the delegates left for New Orleans by car, The trip down was very en- . joyaljle going by way of Atlanta, Gat and Montgomery, Ala.; view ing such' places as Stone Mountain arid the, oil fields of Mississippi. They checked' in the Jung Hotel Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock,. - At 7:30 Sunday the members en joyed an" informal get-acquainted party in the 'Tulane -Room, Jung : uiJ .1- ) ; .. . iiuiQi ..... 1 . ' ... ; .; National Canners Association gave j. '. 'L.:.'. ' i i. 1.1 . 1 ..l.fncf ine group g gei-twgcwicr uicomob. after which the group left by bus for an all day tour along the west Side of the Mississippi River. .j J' . ... . i i..'lJ JPoinw or special interest mciuueu . ti Citrus section. Freenort Sul phur mines, the-shrimp industry, sea trains and the La. Experimen tal' Station. At 7:30 P. M., the group . enjoyed entertainment and square dancing in the Tulane Room. Tuesday the group toured New Orleans to include City Park, Lake Ponchastrain, Metaria Cemetery, Tulane University, Sugar Bowl Stadium, Audobon Park, Banana Docks, French Market and French Quarter. Tuesday afternoon the crrouDS had a two-hour ride down the Mississippi River on board the Bteamboat Presidents viewing the 22 miles of docks, seeing boats loading cotton and grain for over seas shipment. Wednesday the contestants gave their demonstrations in the Nation al contest The demonstration from Perquimans County on Picking, Packing and Polishing Green Pep pers for Market placed third in the National Marketing Contest This demonstration was presented by Clarence Chappell, Jr., and Lois Vi olet Winslow. At 7:00 P. Jtt., tne annual business meeting" of the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association was held in the lulane Room. Clarence Chappell,' Jr., f Belvidere was elected chairman of the Executive Board for the South ern Region. Clarence's region will include states East of the Missis sippi from West Virginia, Mary land, down to Florida to include La. and Mississinni. Clarence will be making several trips throughout this section during 1956 Thursday thefsrroup held their National Judging, Grading and Identification contest which' was ll...,l V... an ffAmnnlir fchoni ping and sig)isee!ing.i;AJi fM?the l.VllvyJ.IlJJIlllMt JWiil'fvy- T-.- m tec h?-rt:' frMR rerft. TwelveCasesOn Recorder Docket At Session Tues. 2 r I t - -4 V ?S n mm M l UCl 'I H mam nmirmi mm To every home . . . lo every heart . . . we're sending a slcigh-load of Christmas wishes. May Santa fulfill your brightest expecta tions, and may the warm glow of the holi day season remain to brighten your mem ories through many a month to come. Merry Christmas, everybody ! THE EDITORS. .National': Junior jVegetatile-, Grow ers' Association ' : was held ' m the Tbiane Room: Th banquet featur ed good food, wholesome entertain ment, and the presentation of awards to the winners in all the projects sponsored by the Associa tion. The N. C. group left New Orleans Thursday night traveling along the Gulf of Mexico arriving in Raleigh Saturday night for the N. C. State and West Virginia bas ketball game. Commissioners In Meeting Monday With Tax Listers 14 v sJJm Twelve cast's were disposed of duriiicr Tuesday's session of Per quimans Recorder's Court and two cases were continued until a laler date. Costs of court were taxed against McKinley Muse and Charlie Par ker, Negro, each submitting to charges of failing lo observe u stop sign. Herbert Davis, Negro, paid a fine of $100 and costs of court after pleading guilty to charges of driv ing drunk. Henrv Brown, Negro, charged with driving on the left side of a highway, pleaded guilty and paid the costs of court. Charlie Nixon, Negro, paid the costs of court on a charge of fail ing to give a proper signal while driving. Prayer for judgment was con tinued in the case in which Willie Archie, Negro, entered a plea of guilty to charges of having im proper lights on a tractor. William Baum was fined $20 and costs after being found guilty of driving after his license had been revoked. A fine of $10 and costs were as sessed against Marvin Davenport, who was found guilty of failing In kI-od after an accident. Julius Martens was found guilty on charges of reckless driving and ordered to pay a fine of $25 and costs. Camll Markham naid a fine of $10 and costs after being found guilty of speeding. ! Joseph Sykes entered a plea of guilty to charges of driving drunK He was fined' $100 and costs. Howard Phillips, Negro, was fined $25 and costs after being found guilty of permitting gamb ling in his house. James Foreman, Negro, was taxed with one-half the costs for gambling and William Downing was ordered to pay the costs on the same charge. Tlui latter two defendants entered pleas of guilty to the charges. Board Of Education Discuss Plans For King Street School . i--J,'y State Winner 1 c ' MISS RACHEL SPIVEY Miss Rachel Spivey, daughter of 1 . .. :of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Spivey, of Route 3, Hertford, N. C, was State winner in her 4-H Club Home Im provement Project, and was a dele gate to the National Club Congress held in Chicago in November. Ra chel is a member of. the Perquim ans High School Senior 4-H Club, is 16 years old and has completdd 20 4-H club uroiects. She has done 'outstanding 4-H club work, holding three local offices and one county office, making talks to 4-H and lciJfefctup3, participating 14 radio programs, aim tins year was a member of the Distict Dairy roods Demonstration Team The Perquimans Board of Kdu- . cation will meet Wednesday night, : January 4, at 7 o'clock, at which time it hopes to confer with J. W Griffith, architect, on plans for completing construction of tho King Street School. Funds for the project having recently been allo cated by the State Board of Edu cation. Plans for the meeting were made by the Board at its December ses sion held Thursday night of last week, and Superintendent J T, Biggers was authorized to notify Mr. Griffith to meet with the Board for the purpose of formulat ing plans for the construction. During the meeting last week the Board approved the election of, ;. Mrs. Julian A. White as teacher at Central Grammar School for the., remainder of this school year. ' , J A discussion was held concerning", , the county's retirement policy but action on this matter was tablt'd., until the next meeting at which ' H time a definite formula is expected I to be adopted as to a retirement - , plan. -t A report was made to the Board . I. 1; - 1. 1 DA fL- I.ne renovHiiuu uri ni, rrr-,.. Early Edition Perquimans. County Commission era met in snecial session here last Monday with county tax listers, for the purpose of issuing supplies and giving instructions to the listers in connection with the annual job of listing, property for taxes, which wilt begin January 3. - In addition to the Commissioners attending the' meeting were Tax Supervisor Julian C. Powell and List Takers Julian Long, Percy Hogerson, Ernest Long, Mrs. T. C. Perry; Instructions on the job of listing property, as drawn and rec ommended by the Institute of Gov ernment, were outlined to the list takers, And these were supplement ed by recommendations by. mem bers of the County Board. ; -'.A. TV "Lane,1 chairman of the board, cautioned the Ust takers to use dare in preparing' the property tiAti. , nolntiiig out the importance of the duties and the necessity for an accurate listing of all property Wilhin the county. . Tax listintf starts on the third 6ij of January, and all property) owners must list property for .1956 up le'r penalty, pf the law ' Failure t Mat property by January SI, is a v" !;.tion of the law, and makes C h property owner subject to a I Jty for last listing and court action or. both. -A schedule; setting forth dates rt 1 places at which list takers will v' k during the month, will be " - i" in this 'newspaper during y, and property owners are V .1 la take notice of this sched ule and list property accordingly. ;. . As in the past the list takers will I also take the 1955 farm census, and farmers are urged to prepare in ao- varice a list of all land cultivated, and crops produced during the year. paving this list ready will save considerable time for both the farmer and list taker. This week's edition of The Pel quimans Weekly has been printed ' ...J - ! I.... aim COIIlU to Ita ictiuuio wm; uijf ahead of the usual schedule. This stepping up of the press schedule will enable the irinters of The Weekly to enjoy a vacation during the holidays. In this issue of The Weekly the merchants and business men of the community are sending season's greetings to the residents of this trade area and to the readers of The Weekly. These fine expres sions of greetings tell of the ap preciation merchants hold for resi dents of this area and for the pa tronage of local stores during the past year. Power Rate Boost Approved By Court Eight towns in Eastern North i The Supreme Court, reviewing :.,:.. tmm fJ -he case in a lengthy opinion writ- boost approved by the Stale Utili County Schools Closed For Annual Holidays Perquimans County schools be gan an 11-day Christmas vacation at noon last Wednesday which will terminate on Monday January 2. The vacation actually accounts, for seven school days and is in line with the vacation schedule adopit ed by the Board of Education- j Christmas Service At Holy Trinity i A midnight Holy Communion service will be conducted at' Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hert ford Saturday night, beginning ;With the singing of Christmas car ols at 11:45 P. M. The public Is cordially Invited to attend. HOLIDAY LIBRARY HOURS The Perouimans County Library will be closed on Friday. Saturday, and Monday for the Christmas holi days: -and on Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2 for the New Year holiday. . .. ,v Santa's Visit Here Draws LargeCrowd . Last Saturday was Santa's day in Hertford, and the annual visit of St Nick drew a large crowd of children and adults to the Court House Green where Santa set up headauarters to visit with and greet the kiddies while his helpers from the Hertford Jaycees and Firemen Dassed out gifts of fruit and candy to the small fry. The event was termed a huge success by the sponsoring organi- .V r. 10A 1 - -r zation. vaome ou jwciutgcn ,ui fruit were presented the children, along with numerous boxes of stick candy. Santa, all dressed up in his usual costume, arrived by motorcade, led by State Patrolman B. R. Inscoe and two fire trucks. He was es corted to -a platform before the Court House from which he had a good word for the more than 400 visiting children. ties Commission for the Virginia Power and Electric Co., lost the court fight over the matter when the State Supreme Court last week ruled acainst tho towns which had .iimeuled the decision from a lower court and the Utilities Commission. The Supreme Ceurt ruled that Rohersonville,. Enfield, Scotland Neck, Edenton, Hertford, Elisabeth Citv. Windsor and Belhaven had failed to show the action resulting in an increase in costs of electric power furnished by Vepco was dis criminatory. Thus the towns must continue to pay the power company higher rates for electric powerwhich has been in effect since June 1954 when tho State Commission granted the company the privilege of increas ing rates. In seeking relief from the higher ton bv Associate Justice E. B. Den ny, said no exception raised by the towns was sufficient to justify re versing the Utilities Commission and Judge Carr, and it taxed the 1 tnuna w ilh the costs of the action. Christmas Program Presented At PTA The Parent-Teacher Association of Perquimans Central Grammar School met Friday evening, Decem ber 16, at 7:30. The program was in charge of Mrs. Bertha C. Lane, with the first four grades a the school Pscnt- y anf, a num. ing a Christmas operetta entitled, grandchildren and great quimans High School which is now, Hearing completion. . Members of the Board adopted a." V resolution, which was forwarded to. ; the Chief of the Hertford Fire De partment, requesting fire drills b ? continued at all county schools. , The resolution also requests a mem v ber of the fire department. Visil v each school to advise facu(ty,'fli"V students on fire drill procedure, and schedule to be followed. Stanton Funeral Conducted Friday Willis Jesse Slanlnn, K(l, died Thursday of last week in Kings Daughters Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., after a short illness. He wast a native of Perquimans County, son of the late Willis S. and Pnscilla Riddick Stanton and a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annio Margaret Miller Stanton; three sons, Raymond and Jesse Stanton of Winfall and Garland Stanton of Portsmouth, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Wayland Howell, of Perquimans County, Mrs. E. A. Goodman and Mrs. Haywood Bow ers, both of Hertford and Mrs, Thomas Harrell of Edenton; one halflsister, Mrs. Maggie Make Perquimans Court Teams Score Wins Over Central High "Mickey Mouse In Toyland." The Christmas decorations and the col orful costumes, along with the out standing performance of the cast, made a beautiful and enjoyable pageant for all those present. Sawyer, son of Mr. and Jimmy Xll BCCMIIg icuci "vi'i -- v - rates the eight towns contended j Mrs. Mason Sawyer, was Mickey Mouse, and along wren eacn inein- ber of the cast, which was com prised of approximately 200 chil dren, cave a errand performance. . No business session was held at this meeting. Stores To Close Monday And Tuesday Owners and employees of a ma jority of Hertford stores and busi ness houses will enjoy a three-day holiday for Christmas this year, it having been reported last week the stores will be closed next Monday and Tuesday. A survey of the stores last week indicated that most of the stores will observe this holi day schedule, and then will be opeii on Monday, January 2, ,, . that VEPCO was permitted to change their rate schedules without first making cost studies, that they were not given equal treatment with RE A cooperatives Berved by VEPCO1; that VEPCO rates were out of line with those of other com- nanies. and that they were denied coverage under an industrial rate schedule under which they might have been placed. 1 ''"''; 7 They also complained that the j Utilities Commission had confer red privately with VEPCO officials and attorneys; after the formal hearings on the case had been com pleted and before the order was issued. They held that they had not been notified of the confer ence and were not given an oppor tunity to take part. ' ; ber of grandchildren and grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church by the Rev. James O. Mattox, pastor of the Hertford Baptist Church, as sisted by the Rev. Mr. Vines of Portsmouth. Burial was in Cedar wood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harvey Stall- ings, Elijah White, Howard Hurdle, Ernest Elliott, J. B. Miller, J. W Ward, Wallace Morgan and Hay wood White. Rotary To Hold Ladies' Night Party Members of the Hertford Rotary Club will entertain their wives at a ladies night -party at the Hotel Hertford, next Tuesday night, De cember 27. A. W. Hefren, presi dent of the club, has appointed a committee, composed of Jack Ka noy, John Costen and Henry C. Sul livan, to complete arrangements for the pvenfe" The Indians and Squaws of Per quimans High School concluded their pre-holiduy basketball sched ule Friday night winning victories 1 over the teams of Central High. The Indian Squaws won by a 46-8(1 decision while the Perquimans boys romped to a 61-43 score over Cen tral's boys. Barbara Russell led the Perquim ans girls in scoring, hitting for 24 points while Jo Pat Stokes tallied 14 points. Perquimans gained a commanding lead during the first half and Coach Ike Perry used a large number of reserves during the final half. The victory was the fourth straight this season for the Indian Squaws; they hold two wins each over the Central and Camden girls. Showing mid-season form, the Indians displayed some sharp bas ket shooting to score an easy win over Central boys. Central took an 8-2 lead in the first few minutes of the game but Perquimans knot ted the count at 12-all. The game was a see-saw affair during the second period and the score was 29-29 at halftime. Bray and Williams sparked a 17 point rally for the Indians in the third neriod and Perquimans broke the game open holding a 46-33 ad vantage going into the last quar ter. Perquimans tallied 15 points while Central got 10 m the final canto. Halsey of Central, with 26 points, was high scorer of the game while Williams hit for 21 for Perquim ans and Bray tallied 16. Other scores by the Indians were Baker 5, Howell 9, and Matthews 10. The victory was the second of the season for the Indians over Cen tral and the Indians' record is now two wins and two losses. The two local teams will resume cage activities following the holi days, meeting the Gatesville teams hern .in I'liesfisiy night, January 8. inal Anneal Made By TB Chairman For Contributions With the end of the season for use of Christmas Seals rapidly ap proaching, Jarvis Ward, chairman of the Perquimans TB Seal Sale Committee today issued a final ap peal for contributions to the Dis trict TB Association Fund. He urged all persons who as yet have not mailed in contributions for the seals received earlier this month to do so now. He pointed out that the success of the com plete tuberculosis program depends upon the public support of the IB seal campaign. District-wide the campaign is nrocressing slightly slower than the Association's officers had hop ed for. The TB office reported last week that total contributions amounted to $4,647, of which $2,- 700 came from Pasquotank; $732 from Perquimans County; $767 from Chowan County, and $305 from Camden County. Persons who have overlooked the purchase of these TB Seals, are re niiested to return contributions to JMr. Ward before Saturday, Decem 1 041.1. - - j: - Roads Resurfaced By Highway Dept. Highways No! 17-A and No. 32, lending from the rausewav north. of Hertford to Winfall and the in tersection of U. S. 17 were resur faced during the past week by crews of the State Highway Corn mission. The work was part ot program approved several months airn bv the State Commission. ' j

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