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THE .'PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
) Volume XXIIL Number 8.
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To March Of Dimes
Perquimans County's ' March of
Dimes fund has reached the; lota
of $1,282.05, according to Henry C
' Sullivan, campaign fund treasurer,
who stated a few-scattered reports
yet to be made might swell the
. amount a few more dollars.
Expressing their appreciation for
the response given by the public
to this campaign, Mrs. C. M. Wil-
. liford, drive chairman and Mrs.
Corbin Dozier, chairman of the
county polio committee, thanked
the solicitors and contributors for
the part played in making the cam
paign, the success it was.
Contributions reported to Mr.
' Sullivan were as follows: Hertford
business district,- $316.50; . Solicit
; ervMrs. ;lt. : Biggers, $40; Mrs.
.Emmet.J Landing1, $8; Mrs. Tom
- Byrum, $5.56"rT&rSj6ie"SuTTOfi;
$30; Mrs.'Nita Newbold, $65.73;
Mrs. Charles Williford, $32.50;
VFW, $35; Mrs." W. C. Dozier,
$24.29; Mrs. Simon Chappell, $7.80;
Mrs. Elizabeth Skipsey, $63; Mrs.
Bill Divers, $9.05; Lillian A. Hof
ler, $8.35; Mrs. W. M. Matthews,
$21.55; Mrs. R. L. Hollowell, $25;
Mrs. At Kenton, $12.10; Mrs, Jim
mie Stallings, $41.60; Mrs. J. L.i
Harris, $3.55; Mrs. A. F. Proctor,
$2.50; Miss Ruth Tucker, $9.50;
Clinton Eley, $32; Mrs, Glenn Mat
thews, $5.10; Mrs. A. H. Edwards,
$28.35; Mrs. B. G. Koonce, $30.10;
Eastern Star, $3.95; Mrs. Joe Hol
lowell, $24; BPW Club, $5.
Contributions collected at the
State Theatre, $41.39; Perquimans
High School, $5.27; Hertford Gram
mar School, $20; King Street
School, $30. The American Legion
and Boy Scouts reported $84.34
from the sale of Blua Canes. '
' v Mrs. M, ; B. ' Taylor reported
$55.13 from the following sources:
(Continued on Page Three)
Auxiliary Play Is
Termed Hig Success
A home-talent play, presented
here . last 'Thursday. night,v was
termed a huge success by members
of the Auxiliary of ttje.Wm, Paul
Stallings Post of the 'American
Legion, which sponsored the show.
: The play, directed, by Tommy
V Maston, was well received by the
' huge audience gathered in the au
' ditorium at Perquimans High
Officers of the ' Auxiliary ex
pressed their appreciation to the
public and to the individuals tak
ing part in the show for making
the play a big success, and assist
ing the -Auxiliary' to net a nice
amount of money '.which will be
used by. the Post in carrying out
, projects during the coming year.;
-J. C. Blanchard & Company Is
changing its --grocery department
from counter service to the self
service type, It was reported this
1 week bv L. C. Winslow. manacrer
'' of the firm. .The store is now un
dergoing a remodeling project, aim
ed at converting the grocery de
partment - The change-over is ex-
pected to be completed sometime '
-1 week. . .- .
Farm Home Destroyed
By Fire Last Sunday
A fire, believed to have started
from an oil stove, destroyed the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mat-
! thews, Route one, Hertford last
Sunday afternoon. The Hertford
Eire Department was called to the
scene at about 4 o'clock and fought
the blaze for some two hours but
an insufficient water supply, ham
pered the efforts of the firemen
and resulted in the loss of the
An assistance call was made to
the Edenton Fire Department but
the truck failed to arrive at the
scene due to the inability of a; lead
er failing !to loca'te ithe residence.
A report stated the family, as-,
slsted" bjHefgnbJrsy'. were" ble to
save some of the household furnish
jngs from the blare. ,
Excellent cooperation is being
received in the drive being con
ducted to raise funds for extra cur
ricula!' articles for the Hertford)
Grammar School, it was reported
today by the Hertford Jaycees and
VFW, co-sponsors of the project,
More than '500 tickets to the
benefit basketball game, to be play
ed Tuesday, March 6. between
members of the VFW and Jaycees,
have been sold by the project spon
sors, and it is the hope of the spon
sors at least 1,000 tickets will be
sold by game time.
All proceeds from the sale of the
tickets, will . be donated to the
Hertford Grammar School for the
purpose of replacing similar items
lost in the school fire on January 9.
. Fifty-six local merchants and
business houses have joined with
the sponsors to make this benefit
a huge success, by donating door
prizes to be awarded at the bas
ketball game. These prizes are on
display in the window of the W. M.
Morgan Furniture Company, and
they are attracting considerable at-
j tention from the public, .
Members of the VFW and Jay
cees are attempting to give resi
dents of the county, an opportunity
to contribute to this worthy cause.
They have been selling tickets to
the ball game for- the past three
weeks, and will conduct a house to
house canvass this week and next
to push the sale of tickets. --
Individuals who do not have an
opportunity to purchase a ticket,
nor attend the ball game, but who
desire to contribute to this project
may do so by sending their contri-1
butlons to J. W. Dfllon or Henry
C. Stokes, Jr., at Hertford. ;
AUXILIARY TO MEET
The American Legion Auxiliary
will meet in a joint session with
the American Legion on Thursday
night, March i, at 8 o'clock at the
Municipal Building.' All members
are urged .to attend. - - - a
A Congressional committee is
conducting an investigation of the
lobby influence on members of
Congress which is expected to lead
to a full-scale probe. The action
follows charges made in regards to
passage of the gas bill, which was
vetoed by the President. One ob
jection being raised in the discus
sions concerns campaign contribu
tions made to Congressmen up for
Peanut acreage allotment for
North Carolina has been increased,
for. 1956, by 13.7 per cent, it was
reported from Washington on Wed
nesday. Revised notices of allot
ments are to be mailed to produc
ers, affected by the order, within
the next few days, the report an
nounced. New storms striking wide areas
in Europe have pushed the death
toll to 747, a London report said' on
Wednesday." Millions of Europeans
have suffered from the worse win
ter of the century with heavy
snows blocking relief efforts to
supply food and-supplies to sec
tions isolated by recent blizzards.
Newsmen, assigned to President
Eisenhower while he visits in Geor
gia, were told this week to stop
pressing for announcement of the
President's second term plans.
Press Secretary James Haggerty
told the reports that.Mr. Kiscnhow-
er will make his announcement at
"his time and noltody else's."
Bus Driver's Club
Feted At Banquet
Perquimans High School's bus
driver's club conducted its annual
banquet at the school cafeteria on
Tuesdaty night of this week when
64 members of the club had a
number of special guests to help
celebrate another year of school
bus operation; which was reported
as an excellent one in the promo- i
tion of safe driving.
D. A. Carver, president of the
club, introduced the Rev. James O.
Mattox, who was guest speaker for
the program. Mr. Mattox urged
the club members to observe the
rules of Christian living, . just as
they do the rules for safe driving,
to secure greater benefits from life.
Mrs. Alice E. Futrell, Field Rep
resentative for the Safety Division
of the Motor Vehicle Department,
told the club members of two schol
arships to be awarded North Caro
lina school bus drivers and rcveal-
ed the plans for awarding these ,
u i u- ol V .
scholarships. She urged each
member of the Perquimans Club to
strive toward competing and win
ning these awards.
In addition to, Mrs. Futrell and
Mr. Mattox, "other guests at the
banquet' were Edwin S. Whiter
school committeeman, S. M. Long!
member of the , Board of Education,
W. S, Long, president of the Lions
Club, Cpl. R. C. Tripp and Patrol
man B. R. Inscoe of the Highway
Patrol, Max Campbell, and mem
bers of the school 'faculty,
MASONS TO MEET
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
No. 106, A. F, St, A. M., wfll meet
Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock in
the lodge room at the Court House.
Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday,
At Belhaven Next
The Elizabeth. City District
Methodist conference will be held
at Trinity Church in Belhaven on
Tuesday, vFebruany 28 at 3 P. M.,
it is announced by the Rev. C.
Freeman Heath, district superin
tendent. Heath said that all pastors, Sun
day School superintendents, lay
leaders, presidents of Woman's Sov
cieties of Christian Service, presi
dents of the Wesleyan Service
Guilds, lay delegates to the annual
conference, district stewards, dis
trict trustees, chairmen of official
boards and elected delegates would
be expected to attend.
The conference sermon will be
pieached by the Rev. Key W. Tay
lor, pastor of the South Mills
Charge, and president of the com
mission on town and country work
of the North Carolina Conference.
The Rev. Tom A. Collins, exec
utive secretary of the conference
boa nl of missions, will report on
progress and plans in the field' of
The Rev. Romey Pitt Marshall,
editor of the North Carolina Chris
tian Advocate, will be presented to
the conference, and will speak
Keports of the different boards
will be presented in mimeograph-
d form. Fred Hitter or Ahoskie
district lay leader, will present the
program of the layment; Mrs, N. L
M-ixon of Washington will bring
greetings from the Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service; Mrs
Archie T. Lane, Jr., of Hertford,
new president of the Wesleyan Ser
vice Guild, will be introduced; th
Rev. E. G. Purcell, Jr., of Ahoskie,
district director, will speak for the
nroeram of evangelism in the diii-
trict; the Rev. O. Kelly Ingram of
--:!-. .i: i. . .. r 5i
Sunday School work, and Advbijatjs
director will represent, the work of
education; the Rev. H.- A. -Bjzzblf,
Jr., of Gatesville, district director
of missions and church extension
will introduce the Rev. T. A, Col
lins and briefly outline the work
of his board.
Special music will he furnished
by the Trinity Methodist Church
choir of Belhaven.
Be Subsiding Here
An epidemic of Scarlet Fever
reported here last Friday, appear
ed to be subsiding by Tuesday of
this week, according to reports re
ceived at the local Health Depart
Dr. B. B. McGuire, district health
officer, announced last Friday that
10 mild cases of the disease had
been reported up to that time to
the health office, and steps were
being taken by health and school
officials to prevent further spread
of the disease.
A total of 15 cases were report
ed within Perquimans County; how
ever, only one new case was report
ed on Monday.
On last Friday, Dr. McGuire
said "Since most children in school
have already been exposed, we see
no reason to close the schools at
School children, however, were
advised by school principals to re
main at home if they felt any
symptoms of the illness.
The health official urges all par-
- r ,.u:l.l ...uu . i .
, . , ... ... , ..
I,n" fever, with or without skin
rash to call their family physician
early and to not send the children
to school. The disease is not seri
ous if properly treated early, but
it can become serious if untreated.
Members ''of the St. Catherine
Auxiliary of the Holy Trinity Epis
copal Church will- hold a bake sale
Saturday morning at Perry Elec
tric Shop on Church Street.
! EASTERN STAR MEETING
!: The Hertford Chapter of the Or
der of the Eastern Star will hold a
meeting Monday night, February
27, at 8 o'clock in the lodge room
at the Court House. All members
are urged to be present, -
NOSE WARMER This RC-121 isn't too big for its hangar at
Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The building is specially
designed to house the huge, four-engine radar search planes in
this manner. Crews can work under shelter as they check equipment-jammed
nose portions of the ships. WHen on patrol, the
huge ships extend our radar warning network far out to sea along
the nation's east coast.
Variety Of Cases
On Court Docket
Here Last Tuesday
A varied docket consisting of 13
cases was disposed of in Perquim
ans Recorder's Court here Inst
Tuesday before Judge Charles K.
A 12 months road sentence was
meted out to Levi lievells, Negro,
who entered a plea of guilty to two
charges of trespass and one charge
of larceny of a bicycle. -The sen
tence was ordered suspended upon
payment of a fine of $200 and costs
Judge Johnson ordered Belmont
Perry to write a theme of not less
than 300 words on the subject of
"Why I must not speed in a resi
dential section," after Perry .-wad-found,
guilty jpn a charge ofJ sieed
irtg i'h''townVr Foi'i fiiilure to sub
mit the theme the defendant is to
pay a fine of $20 and costs.
A verdict of not guilty was or
dered in the case in which Edward
Etheridge, Negro, was charged
with driving drunk.
' Lonnie Johnson, Negro, paid a
fine of $2 and costs of court af
ter submitting to a charge of be
Lovett Smith paid a fine of $100
and costs of court after entering a
plea of guilty to charges of driving
Leslie Wilson, Jr., Negro, was
found guilty on charges of larceny.
He was ordered to pay a fine of
$15 and costs of court.
A two-day jail sentence, already
served, was the judgment in the
case in which Clyde Nixon, Negro,
was found guilty on a charge of
assault with a deadly weapon.
Robert Pool, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to charges of being
drunk. He was ordered to pay a
fine of $10 and court costs.
Jarvis Newby, Negro, was found
not guilty on charges of failure to
give proper traffic signals while
John Owens was found not guilty
on a charge of following too close
to another vehicle.
Prayer for judgment was con
tinued in the case in which Clar
ence Burke, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to charges of assaulting
William Jenkins, Negro, was giv
en a 60 day sentence to be suspend
ed upon payment of a fine of $50
and costs after pleading guilty to
charges of being drunk and resist
ing arrest. :
Henry Jackson, Negro, was or
dered to pay the costs of court af
ter pleading' guilty to a charge of
assaulting his wife.
STUDY GROUP MEETING
SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK
The Woman's Society' of Wood-'
land Methodist Church will have a
study group meeting at the church
February 29, at 10:30. The. group
will study "To Combine Our Ef- J
forts for Lasting Peace," which is
being taught by Mrs. Eddie Har
The devotional will be given, by
Mrs. Earl Meekins.
A special invitation is extended
to alt women who have not studied
this book to come and study with
the group. Each one is asked to
bring lunch and drinks will be fur
nished -by the church.
The Perquimans Indians advan
ced to the .second round of the Al
bemarle Conference basketball tour
ney, being played at Tarboro, Wed
nesday night by defeating the Tar
boro boys by a .score of 62 to r,H.
Matthews led the Perquimans scor-
ing with 20 points with Baker hit-
: i : e , ni i
mig i or 10. inc victory moves ine
Indians against the Edenton Aces
for second round contests to be
played Thursday night.
The Indian Squaws were elimi
nated from the tournament, when
they lost a hard fought contest to
the Plymouth girls by a score of
32 to 50.
Lose Final Games
To Gatesville High
Closing out their 1956 basketball
schedule last Friday night, the In
dians and Squaws of Perquimans
High dropped a twin bill to the
Gatesville boys and girls. Gates
ville boys won by a two point mar
gin 56 to 54 while the Gatesville
girls scored a 42 to .'!(( victory.
The Gatesville boys scored a"
field goal with only 15 seconds left
to. play, gaining possession after
Perquimans had lost the ball out of
Perquimans jumped into a 10 to
11 first, period lead but Gatesville
cut it to 24-23 at half time. Gates
ville led 42 to 40 at the end of the
Pittman led Gatesville with 20
points, followed by Harrell with 14,
Goodwin 12, Eura 8 and Doughtie
2. Melville Williams paced Per
quimans with 16 while Tommy
Matthews had 13, Don Baker and
Julian Howell 12 each and Billy
In the girls' game Gatesville led
all the way, 12 to 4 at the end of
the first period, 23-11 at half time
and 36-20 at the end of the third
Ayscuc led Gatesville with 18
points, followed by Pierce with 13,
Hobbs 10 and Smith 1. Bagley top
ped Perquimans with 9 with Russell
and Hollowell having 8 each and
W.J. Davis Elected
W. J. Davis was elected presi
dent of the Hertford Rotary Club,
for the year starting July 1, at a
meeting of the club held Tuesday
night at the Hotel Hertford. He
will succeed A. W. Hefren who is
the outgoing president of the club.
Other officers selected for the
civic group were C. P. Morris, vice
president; Dr. A. B. Bonner, Julian
C. Powell and C. R. Holmes, di
rectors, and W. J. Kanoy, secre-
. tary-treasurer. '
Purchaseof Site For
New School Bldg.
Central PTA Meets
Next Monday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association
of the Perquimans Central Gram
mar School will meet 'Monday
evening, February 27, in the audi
torium of the school.
The White Hat-Snow Hill com
munities will have charge of the
The devotional will l(. conducted
by Arvin Hudson. Miss Ethel
Margaret Kure will render special
singing. Mrs. Eddie Harrell will
speak on the observance of a PTA
AH the past, presidents of the
local PTA are urged to attend this
meeting as well as all paimts and
Needed For Local
Due to the lack of enough men
to man the observation post from
12:00 midnight to fi:00 A. M., the
Perquimans County Ground Obser
ver Corps is now working 18 hours
instead of the 24 it began with.
The plans are now for the post
to resume 24 hour duty as soon as
enough volunteers for the mention
ed hours can be obtained in order
that just a few people won't have
to pull so many hours. Since it is
very important that the post be in
constant operation for the GOC to
be effective in the defense of; the
country, it is hoped that the peo
ple' wili' volunteer their seriHce,!.
Volunteers who have been serv
ing and who have not been previ
ously listed are as follows: Misses
Dillwyn Denton, Valeria White,
Mesdames Francis Nixon, Craig
Harrell, J. C. Marlowe, R. C. Mur
ray, T. G. Howard, W. J. Davis,
Kaymnnd Winslow, Oscar Fclton,
.1. L.' Harris, A. R. Winslow, Tom
White, Mrs. A. H. Edwards, Mrs.
Bill White, Haywood Divers, E. C.
Wondard, Jimmy Stalling, Burnicej
Inscoe, Maude Lane, Louis Tar
kington, Cecil Winslow.
Also, Mesdames Bill Cox, J. T.
Riggers, Murriel Layton, Melvin
Kure, Bobliy Elliott, Harry Wins
low, Fred Matthews, Sr., and Mtss
Juanita. Divers and Miss Kacky i
Fred Matthews, Jr , Charles
Murray, Jimmy Wheeler, Sonny
Matthews, Vivian Darden, Walter
Edwards, Moody Matthews, Jr.,
Emmett Landing, Julian Powell,
Bobby Elliott, James Divers, Tal
mage Rose, Claude Brinn, B. L.
Gibbs, Joe Caravello, Alton Dan
iels, J. W. Dillon, T. P. Byrum,
Noah Gregory, George Fields.
Also Francis Nixon, Henry
Stokes, Jr., Elliott Layden, J. R.
Webh, Jesse Ray Mansfield, John
Ward, Dr. A. B Bonner, Corbin
Dozier, Sr., Archie T. Lane, Jr.,
Eddio Overton, Don Baker, Mel
ville Williams, Charles Johnson,
Crafton Mathews, Jr., Herbert Nix
on, Jr., Percy Newborn, Bill White,
Carlyle Woodard, Allan Bonner,
Jr., Charles Whedbee, John Mat
Dies In Norfolk
Edward Wallis Mayes, 65, died in
a Norfolk hospital Tuesday night
at 8:30 following an illness of one
He was a native of Petersburg,
Va., but had lived for 21 years in
Hertford where he was sawyer of
the Major-Loomis Lumber Co.
'Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Estelle Jarrett Mayes; mother,
Mrs. Senora Groom Mayes; four
daughters, Mrs. E. L. Bass, Mrs. L.
E. Holt, Mrs. R. W. Hamilton of
Norfolk, and Mrs. J. A. Hooper
of Elizabeth City; one son, Edward
W. Mayes, Jr., of Norfolk; five
sisters and six brothers..
Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
Norfolk at the Temple Baptist
Church, ' .
5 Cents Per Copy ?
A . friendly purchase agreement
for 14.2 acres of the Pattie Wood -Warren
land, adjacent to Woodland
Circle, was concluded last Friday' ."
afternoon between local school au-;
thorities and the owners of the1
land, and adopted by the Board of
Education which met in special ses- ,.
sion last Friday night.
Purchase price of the land, :
sought by the Board of Education ,
as a site for the new Hertford
Grammar School, was announced ag
The tract consisting of 14.2 acres -is
owned by the heirs of the late"',
Pattie Wood Warren and held by
members of the Winslow and
Gaither families. The Winslow.
heirs own 9.2 acres of the tract
and they will receive $13,500 for
this portion of the land, while the
Gaither family owns five acres of
the tract for which they will be
paid the sum of $11,000. Under
the terms of the purchase agree
ment, the Gaither family will re-s
tain ownership of a house, now sit
uated on the land, with this house,
to be moved at the expense of the
Negotiations for the land, by
the Board of Education, have been
under way for several weeks, and
the agreement reached last Friday
will nullify action by the Board of
Education in which the Board vot
ed to bring condemnation proceed
ings to secure the site.
Reaching of the agreement as to
the purchase of the land is expect
ed to expedite the construction of
the new school building. The
Board of Education has already ap
proved tentative sketches for the
new building, and the architect is
proceeding with drawing of plans
for the construction.
Meanwhile: plans are proceeding '
f6r the construction of the new
Rirtreet heMjt fnWitioif. Vktvif
for this construction have been sub
mitted to the Board of Education,
and funds have ' -en allocated by
the State for the contract. ,
The Board of Education is hope-,
ful work on this construction can
be started about May 1,
The first local political announce
ment of this election year was
made last Tuesday when J. Wil
liam Copeland, of Murfreesboro,
revealed he will be a candidate for
the office of State Senator for the
First District, in the Democratic
primary on May 26.
Mr. Copeland, who represented
the district in the State Senate for
tm.m. .till.!.. 10,10 1 InrA!
v.... .nio HUllll AiTIO Hoy lOV,
stated "if nominated and elected, i
will serve the District and ouri
state to the best of my ability." H
Things have been quiet on the
political scene this year, with less!
than two months remaining fop
candidates to file their intentions
to seek office, reports from Ran:
leigh indicate there is little liklj
hood Governor Hodges will fact
strong opposition in seeking a fulj
term as Governor. There is a pos-;
sibility that a race may shape utt
for the office of Lieutenant Govw;
ernor, but other state officiate are
expected to be unopposed.
On the local scene, thus farp
there has been no announcement oi
the part of candidates seeking
county offices. Those to be filled
by the election this year include,
the County Representative, Regis;
ter of Deeds, the offices of thei
County Commissioners, County!
Treasurer, Judge ofi Recorder
s to thai
Court, and three members
Board of Education.
Mr. Bigrfirers Mother
Passes At Charlotte
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bigger feed
called to Charlotte last
morning because of the death
Mr. Biggers' mother, Mrs. J; Frai
Biggers, who suffered a heart a
tack. Funeral services were'co;
ducted in Charlotte on Tuesday a
ternoon. . it s
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