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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, March 02, 1956, Image 1

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THE PER QUIMAM 7 TT Y S W J&JC Volume XXIII. Number 9. Founder's Observed Me ' The PTA of Perquimans Central Grammar School held its monthly meeting Monday night, February 27,- in the school auditorium. i The meeting was-called to or- der by the president, Mrs. John .: Hurdle, after which the associa tion sang "Faith of Our Fathers". White Hat and Snow Hill communi ties had charge of the program . with 'Mrs. Ernest Long as chair man. "Through The Years" was the theme of the Founders' Day program since this month marks the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Parent-Teacher Association. Arvin Hudson gave the devotional, using a portion of the 5th chapter of Matthew as the Scripture reading, followed by prayer. "Bless This House" was beautifully rendered by Mrs. Melvin Eure. The program centered around the founding of the National Associa tion and of the past presidents of the local organization. Mrs. Ed die Harrell gave the history of the association, going back to 1897, when Alice Burney and Phoebe Hurst formulated ideals and prin ciples which have survived and grown, promoting the welfare of youth.' "The child is the hope of the future; in him rest the solu tions of the State and the Society . ..- , " was stated by Mrs. Burney and the parents and teachers car rying out these words are striving to make .he child better adapted for his place in the World. ' The, past .president were recog nized as Mrs. long gave a review of the life of the Perquimans Cen tral PTA which began in 1939 and is 'now nineteen years old. The .story of the local PTA's life was very Interesting, noting the pro-' gresi; from the time pf the first eting on Monday it r - - - - r - " I ' " v"v. uvvviiuaiitv unit- presidsntTJntnow and tiStfrufnev; .; ' ' ;', ,:, I: r T- , ey to-'mM'ttietimjpjtalk success'.' ; The past presidents . attending the meeting,' inlwdcr'thcy served ,were:, w a Probable Found Against Two Court Defendants TIMS WEEK'S HEADLINES In a radio-TV announcement: to the nation Wednesday night, Presir dent Eisenhower said he will be available as a candidate (pi re-election for a second term. ; His plans were revealed ' earlier at a press -conference, held in . Washington Wednesday morning. The Presi-, ' aent saia ne never wouia nave ae cided to seek election unless he .thought he would live out the next five years. , Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, testifying before a Con gressional committee, reported poli cies of the United States may be forcing Russia to change its basic concepts on governmental proced ure within the country.; Dulles pointed out the 'Reds are changing tactics, in face of world unity. The ; remarks brought sharp criticism from Democratic Senators who; stated the views were too opti mistic. " . ' . , " ' l ,-.c Governor Hodges met. in Wash-, -' ington this week with North Caro lina members' of Congress seeking their pledge to support the govern or's plea of 42ft million ft-federal aid to repair damages "along.' the.'l state coast, resulting from hurri canes of the past two years. The posal and pledged to work toward additional appropriations for the program. . Tornadoes and windstorms of hurricane force, struck wide areas of the U. S. last week-end, caus ing damages estimated in millions of dollars.. .'Texas, Missbiirlj Hli 'nois, Indiana,. Ohio, 'Maryland and ' Washington, D. C, rep6i'ted severe Program At PTA Mrs. John Symons, Mrs. Dempsey Winslow, two years; Mrs. L. C. Winslow, two years; Mrs. A. B. Cook, two years; Mrs. Howard Hunter, Mrs. Frank Bray, three years; Mrs. Eddie Harrell, two years; Mrs. M. D. Lane, Mrs. Wen dell Matthews, two years; and the present president, Mrs. John Hur dle. Not present were the late Mrs. W. P. Morgan, thei first Resi dent and the Rev. Carl Yow who is living in Virginia and could not at tend. In the absence of the secretary Miss Lelia L. Winslow read the minutes of the January meeting and the president's message. A Founders' Day offering was then taken and copies of the treas urer's report given to each per son. During the business session, the question was raised by the Presi dent, if the group wanted the State Headquarters Building in Raleigh or Gibsonville. Raleigh was the unanimous choice. The principal, Thomas Maston, read a letter from Frances Walker concerning the School Construction Bill, which has to do with word ing and voting for additional class room space. The program chairman, Mrs. C. T. Rogerson, Jr., announced that the Belvidere Community has charge of the March meeting, the theme being "Healthy Children are Happy Children" with Mrs. Harold White, leader. The president of the Hertford Grammar PTA was recognized. J. T. Biggers urged the people fo go to the polls and vote for the bond issue on March 27. mi. t ine nospitauty cnairman an nounced that Mrs. Elijah White's lYtntn hurl Wntl tllB ufanrlnnnn tton ; , Refreshment'sl biti sills tk g it pujicn, minis, salted nuts, and cup cakds were served to the members present, it mylffftfffjf( Is ' A verdict of probable cause was returned by Judge Chas. E. John Son in " Perquimans Recorder's Court Tuesday following hearings in two cases connected with the theft of a power saw, which oc curred last September at the home of John D. Lane,- Garland McDon ald wafc bound over for trial at the April term of Superior Court oh a charge of larceny of the saw and Ernest Roach, Negro, ; is charged with receiving the saw as stolen goods. He : will also be given a hearing in Superior Court, Costs of court were taxed against Gordon Walker who entered a plea of guilty of operating a truck which exceeded the legal limit as to height, A fine of $50 and costs were as sessed against Lawrence Green who entered a plea of guilty to a charge of speeding. A similar judgment was ordered against Douglas Cole man, who also entered a plea of guilty to the charge of speeding but Judge Johnson ordered the fine reduced to $25 providing Coleman immediately surrendered his opera tor's license.'' . - , (Ruby Bateman, charged with be ing drunk, entered a plea of guil- ty and paid a fine of $2 and costs of court. Ralph White, Negro, - was sen tenced to serve a 30 day road sen tence f of failure to comply with a judgment in a case in which he was ordered to pay for support of his family.:.,:-:. . Anthony Dana and Laden Geral den; each charged with speeding, entered pleas of guilty and each paid a fine of $10 and costs of court. - - . , " ' .; ' '' AUXILIARY TO MEET The St Catherine Auxiliary will meet Monday night, March 5, at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. A. B, Bonne?. Cause Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 2, 1956. BeautyContestTo Top Observance , During National 4-H Club Week, Perquimans County 4-H Clubs will hold their annual 4-H Beauty Con test. This beauty contest will be held on Friday night, March 9, at 8 o'clock in the Perquimans High School auditorium. This contest has become one of the outstanding 4-H events of the year and much interest has been shown in it. National 4-H Club Week will be during the period of March 3-1 L At this time North Carolina's 14!), 921 4-H members, their parents, leaders, and friends will join with two million other 4-H members throughout the nation in the obser vance of National 4-H Club week, a period set aside to bring to the at tention of the public the signifi cance of 4-H Club work find its program of varied opportunities for farm boys and girls. The chief objectives for the ob servance of National 4-H Club Week arc to provide members a special occasion for evaluating past achievements and making plans for future activities on their farms, and in their homes and rommuni ties; to inform the public, includ ing parents of the value of 4-H training; to interest other young people in enrolling in local clubs to recognize support of local citi zens; and to enlist more public spirited citizens to volunteer for this service. Here' in North Carolina specia emphasis will bo on providing op portunities for a larger number of boys and girls to participate, in tin- program and on the expansion of the local- leader program. Per quimans County has recently or ganized a 4-H Leader group. This group is made up of parents of 4-H Club members and other interested persons, who will encourage farm boys and girls who are not already enrolled in 4-H, Clubs to join,; and will help ' those who are already members with their project work, Tile economic objective of 4-H is developed through better practices in agriculture and homemaking by thriftc money management, and wise spending. . Through tho encouragement of good food, health, and clothing hab its, improved sanitation, more ade quate housing, physical training and recommended medical exami nation, the 4-H program serves to improve the physical condition of 4-H club members. The teaching of proper ideals and attitudes for wholesome relation ships in the home, neighborhood, and communities, through family living, club meetings, 4-H camp, achievement days, picnics, and com munity organization activity serves to develop the social objective of 4-H. - r-. . Four-H Sunday programs, vesper services, the development of char itable attitudes and a greater ap preciation for the finer things of life serve to emphasize and de velop the spiritual growth and de velopment objective of the 4-H program. Coupled with the other threo objectives, 4-H serves "to train youth In the art of living." jToParticipateln The Hertford Jaycees will parti cipate in the annual project of the North Carolina Jaycees to obtain wills from people that wish to do- ' nate their eves, at the time of 'death, to the North Carolina Eye Bank for . Restoring , Sight, Inc. This is a non-profit organization that obtains eyes to help restore sight to blind people and others with eye diseases. People that wish to will "their eyes make a will to this effect so that their eyes may be preservted at the time of death and sent to the eye. hank. ., - - The North Carolina Jaycees ob tained over 800 'wills for eyes last year. The annual, drive, will be held from March 5 to 11th. Any person wishing to donate their eyes that others may see can contact C. T. Skinner, Jr., of the Hertford Jay cees.. or: Dr. W. T. Kohn. O.D. of Chapel Hill.N.C. , J' - ' Hertford Jatfcees Eye Bank Program Walled City Li-;1 it THE DAMASCUS GATE: This Is one of eight means of access to the Arab city of Jerusalem and its Holy Place in the Kingdom of Jordan, one of the Bible Lands. Within these ancient, hallowed walls are the church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most sacred sbrine In Christendom; the Via Dolorosa or way of the Cross, along which Jesus is believed to have walked to Calvary; and the Dome of the Rock, one of the principal shrines of Islam. Outside the walls in the modern section of the city are the Garden of Gethsemane, where Christ passed the night of agony before His Crucifixion, the Mount of Olives, and the Garden Tomb. New Wage Hour Law Now In Effect At least 170,000 North Carolina workers received pay increases as of Thursday, March 1, when the legal minimum wage under the Federal Wage and Hour Iaw whs boosted from 75 cents to $1.00 an hour. State Labor Commissioner Frank Crane conservatively estimated that not less than 28 per cent, and per haps more, of the (iOO.OOO workers covered by the Wage-Hour Law in North Carolina received direct pay increases as a result of the $1.00 minimum. Some 35,100 textile workers or about 15 per cent of the 234,000 employees in the State's huge tex tile industry- received increased Commissioner Craine said. A larg proportion of the textile workers affected are employed in, seamless nopiery iijiu,cohuii yam im.unt-u mills. Next largest group of workers to be affected, said Crain, is em ployed in : the lumber industry. About 22,080 workers in sawmills and planing mills or 80 per cent of the total of 27,000 workers em ployed in those operations receiv ed increases. Some 10,200 furniture workers received pay hikes. The Tar Heel household furniture; industry em ploys currently about 33,100 work ers, of whom '49 per rent are af fected by the $1.00 minimum. In the seasonal tobacco stem mery and redrying industry, as many as 28,500 workers benefitted from hte new minimum wage, said Crane. Employment in the indusrty varies from a low of around G,000 to a high of 30,000 at the peak of tobacco processing operations. From 90 to 95 per cent of these seasonal workers ueneiuteu, ne stated. About 17,000 workers in the ap parel industry received wage in creases. The industry in January employed 23,300 workers. About 76 per cent of them have been earning less than $1.00 an hour. . In the food products industry, 13, 500 workers or 60 per cent of thej 22,500 workers employed benefit-, ted. I Other sizeable groups affected by the $1.00 minimum include 8,- 000, or 20 per cent of the more than 40,000 workers employed in whole sale trade; about 4,730, or 61 per cent of the 7,800 workers employ ed in the stone, clay and glass pro ducts industry; 3,860, or 15 per rent of the 27,600 workers employed in the State's transportation (except railroad) industry; 2,620, or 20 per cent of the 13,100 employees of in surance companies; 2360, or 24 per cent of the 9,800 employees of tele phone, telegraph and other com munications industries; 2,050, or 35 per cent of a' segment of covered workers in the construction indus try; 1,590, or 42 per cent of the 3,800 workers employed in mining; 1,400, or 40 per cent of the ap proximately 3,500 workers employ ed in the State's fertilizer indus try at the' peak of seasonal opera- tions; 1,350, or 90 per cent of the 1,500 workers employed in cotton seed oil manufacturing: 1,370, or 32, per cent of the 4,425 workers employed by loan ' companies and miscellaneous financial -agencies; and 1,010, or 13 per cent of the .V,- of Jerusalem 1 740 employees of banks. Labor Department studies indi cate that the impact of the $1.00 minimum wage will be about twice as heavy in Eastern North Carolina as in the State as a whole, Com missioner Crane said. As high a proportion as 60 per cent of the covered workers in the eastern part of the State will receive direct pay increases under the new minimum. Commissioner Crane emphasized that the $1.00 hourly minimum wage applies only to those work ers who have previously been cov ered by the 75-cent minimum. Only those workers engaged in interstate commerce or the production of goods for interstate commerce are protected by the Federal Wage aiid Hour Law, he said. r. 'Fhe new minimum does not ap ply to vVtjrkersi:in fj-etiil storfcsj.and local service industries.. It does hot cover workers in restaurants, ho tels, theatres, barbershops, beauty parlors,1 grocery stores, drug stores or filling stations. Nor does it ap ply to farm workers or domestic workers. Miss Joan Madre Becomes Bride Of G. D. Trueblood, Jr. In a candlelight ceremony on Sunday afternoon, February 26, at 3:30 o'clock in the Hertford Bap tist Church, Miss Joan- Corinne Madre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warner L. Madre, became the bride of George David Trueblood, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Trueblood of Winfall. The Rev. James O. Mattox of ficiated at the double ring cere- Imony. Nuptial music was present ed by Miss Jean Strole of Meredith College, organist, and Miss Jenean Madre of Weeksville, cousin of the bride, soloist, who sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer." Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a gown of white chantilly lace and bridal satin. The lace bodice was embroidered with iridescent sequins and seed pearls styled with a scalloped scoop neck-' line and fitted sleeves ending in points over the hands. The floor length skirt of satin was made graceful by the sleek line of the princess style of the gown. Her finger tip veil of imported silk il lusion was formed in two tiers and attached to a cap of lace over satin outlined with seed pearls and em broidered with sequins. She car ried a bouquet of long stemmed white roses tied with white satin ribbon. Miss Ann Burke Chappell was maid of honor. She wore a floor length gown of Nile green net over taffeta. The bodice featured a long slim waist with the top of tiny ruffles and a bolera of matching taffeta. The bouffant skirt was designed with an encircling drape of net Her headdress was of matching net and she carried an old-fashioned nosegay of small yellow chrysanthemums. -.Miss Mary Dow Chappell and Miss Patricia Pugh, cousin of the . , Continued on Psfa Three Corn Allotment Notices Mailed Local Producers Notices of the 1U56 Com Farm Allotments have been mailed to corn producers in Perquimans County, Helene W. Nixon, Perquim ans County ASC Office Manager, said today. The 1956 county corn allotment is 16,058 acres which is a reduction of 2,715 acres from the 1955 corn allotment for the coun ty. The percentage of parity .sup port level for corn in 1956 will he 6 per cent lower than the 1955 lev el, or 81 per cent. Tilman R. Walk er, Chairman of the ASC State Committee reported that applying this 81 per cent support level to the January 15 corn parity price of $1.73 a bushel gives a minimum national support level of $1.40 a bushd. Hp explained that this $1.40 national minimum, according to the law, cannot he reduced, but may be increased if a combination of the corn parity juice as of Oc tober 1, 1956 anil corn supplies as of that date call for a higher sup port price. The minimum national support level for 1955 was $1.58 a bushel, and that same price prevailed as the actual national average sup port level last year. Last year, the support level in nil commercial counties in this state was 16 cents a bushel higher (ban the national average. Applying that, same 16 cent difference, Walker says, would provide a good estimate of the sup port level in this state of $i.5(i a bushel in the commercial coin counties. The prico (support, program will be carried out this year through Commodity Credit Corporation Loans and Purchase Agreements. To be eligible for corn price sup port in the commercial producing area, producers must be in com pliance witlv corp ; acreage allot nienls, "Ear or shelled corn to he eligible'ifor-. support must'! grade number i! or better. The com must be in adequate storage, and must meet moisture requirements. Farmers desiring additional in formation about the corn allot ment for price support should con tact the County Agricultural Stabi lization and Conservation Office, Miss Nixon said. Local Farm Bureau Elects Officers The Perquimans County Farm Bureau Board of Directors met and elected the following officers for 1956: President, George Winslow; vice president, Joe Nowell; secre tary and treasurer, Clarence Chap pell, Jr. Bill Little, Field Repre sentative for the N. C. Farm Bu reau, met with the Board of Di rectors and discussed the prospec tive legislation action and the Farm Bureau Insurance program. The County Farm Bureau also went on record asking its Con gressman and Senators to oppose the bill outlawing type 'legislation. This was the bill that was drawn up affecting peanut growers to a large extent as it would prohibit the increase in Virginia type pea nuts without increasing the Bunch and Spanish peanuts. County Board To Meet Next Monday Two meetings are scheduled for tho Board of County Commission ers for the month of March. The Board will conduct its regular March meeting next Monday, be ginning at 10 A. M. On Monday, March 19, the Commissioners will sit as a Board of Equalization and Review for the purpose of adjust ing any complaints arising over property valuation. . This latter meeting will begin at 10 A. M., and the Board will remain in session until all matters pertaining to val uation have been completed. Father-Son Banquet Scheduled Friday The Perquimans Chapter of the Future Farmers of America will hold its annual father and son ban quet at Perquimans High School at 7 o'clock Friday, March 2, Tickets Available For Benefit Game Next Tuesday Nite Passes Committee The Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a Defense De partment request for $6 million to reactivate Harvey Point. The pro posed appropriation must be ap proved by Congress as a whole be fore funds become available, but it is anticipated that this authoriza tion will be forthcoming. Announcement has been made that the Navy Department will seek additional funds for construc tion of a seaplane base at Harvey Point:, with a total outlay of some 18 million dollars. Heart Fund Brive Reported As $217 The result, of Hertford's first all-out Heart Fund Drive, though encouraging, fell way below antici pated results. This perhaps is ex plained by the fact that so many families were not at. home when the volunteer workers called. The total results as of Tuesday were $217.59. Rev. James O. Mat tox, fund chairman, urged that those families who were not at home when the worker called last Sunday to use the self-addressed envelope that was left in the door to mail in their contributions. If for some reason an envelope was not left, then the contributions may be sent to Tommy Byrum, treas urer or to H-E-A-R-T care of the local post office. Rev. Mattox stated that it was not too late to join the battle jtgainst diseases of the heart and circulation, and., the, .heart, we,, help Calendar Released For Special Term Of Superior Court Arrangements are being complet ed for holding a special term of Superior Court here on March 12, to make up for the term cancelled last Monday. Judge J. Paul Fri zelle is scheduled to preside over the term. A calendar, consisting of 18 civil cases, has been completed and re leased by W. H. Pitt, clerk of court. The cases calendared for trial are: R. B. Thach vs. Washington Lumber Company. 'Sanford Stallings vs. Alton Win- slow. Jack Sawyer vs. Robert Ivey. Amy Thompson vs. Milton Dail, Jr. National Cash Register Co., vs. J. M. Spruill. Washington Lumber Company vs. Ed Lee Jennings. Mariah Jordan vs. N. E. Chap pell. Dorothy Lightfoot vs. William Russell. Dianne Lightfoot vs. William Russell, Howard Lightfoot vs. Wil liam Russell. George Riddle vs. Theo. Hulse. Richard McDonough vs. Noah Felton, Jr. James Hayden vs. Noah Felton, Jr. Ethel Hayden vs. Noah Felton, Jr. ' Ethel McDonough vs. Noah Fel ton, Jr. George McDonough vs. Noah Felton, Jr. Seth E. Perry vs. Ruby Tank H. D. Hurdle vs. J. Van Roach. Jurors drawn for service at this term of court include: Francis B. Nixon, Claude Simpson, H. B. Mat thews, Lloyd Owens, Paul L. White, Frank Elliott, Herbert Nixon, Earl Russell, Wm. Elsberry Lane, Mrs. Katherine Elliott, Rudy Turner, Clarence S. Chappell, Archie R. Chappell, Clifton C. Pierce, George Byrum, Jr., James O. Copeland, Charles M. Williford, Raymond Stanton, Jack Sawyer, Spurgeon Lane, Joseph Meads, Louifl R. Stal 5 Cents Per Copy Plenty of tickets are available for the basketball game to be play ed here next Tuesday night be tween the VFW Post and the Hert ford Junior Chamber of Com merce, it was announced by com mittees for the clubs which are sponsoring the event for the bene fit of the Hertford Grammar School. Persons wishing to con tribute toward this fund, and who have not yet purchased a ticket in advance may secure admission at the gym door on March 6. All proceeds from this benefit game will go to the Hertford Grammar School for the purpose of buying new extra curricular supplies to replace those lost in the school fire on January 9. The club committee is hopeful at least $1,000 can be raised through this project. The supplies to be pur chased for the use of the students of the school are not furnished by the state. fn addition to seeing what is ex pected to be a fun-filled basketball game between the two teams com posed of some "old timers" and youngsters, purchasers of the tic kets will have an opportunity to win door prizes which have been donated for the project by a large number of local merchants and bus iness houses. Drawing of the door prizes will be conducted prior to the game, at halftime, and at the close of the contest. Players listed on the roster of the two civic clubs, and expected to see action in the game include Hank Christgau, Charlie Skinner, Broughton Dail, Harry Hollowell, Ben Thach, Jr., and Joe Tunnell, for the VFW and Ike Perry, Billy White, James Divers, Moody Mat thews, Jr., Bobby Elliott, John Beers and Fraiil; 'Nixon for tha Jayettars'. lings, Mrs. W. G. Hollowell, J. Clif ton Morgan, Walter Humphlett, J. B. Eure, W. D. Perry, Sr., Dennis Winslow, Robert L. Hollowell, George Fields, John A. Riddick, C. T. Rogerson, Jr., Irvin Trueblood, Edwin S. White, Ira Stallings, Charlie F. Baker, Vernon L. Perry, Mrs. Clara C. Winslow, Carson L. Stallings, John T. Biggers, Seth Long, Jr., and Marvin D. White. Assist With Forms Announcement has been made that representatives of the State Department of Revenue will come to Hertford soon to assist taxpay ers in making returns for report ing tax on 1955 incomes and intan gible property. Joe E. Rogers, Deputy Collector for the State Department will be at the Municipal building on March 5, 6, 26, 27, 28 and April 9 and 10 for the purpose of aiding tax payers desiring assistance. Individuals must file a state in come tax return if they are single and earned as much as $1,000 dur ing 1955, or if married and earned at least $2,000. Forms must be filed with the State Revenue Department on 1955 incomes by April 15th. John Deere Day Wednesday, Mar. 7 Sponsored by J. C. Blanchard ft Company, John Deere Day will be observed Wednesday, March 7, at the State Theatre in Hertford. The show will be free to all farmers and their families, but admission will be by ticket only, which can be se cured at the Blanchard store. Featuring the entertainment will ! he a motion picture "Tim's Choice," plus a number of short subjects. including "oddities in fanning.'.''-

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