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Mayflower as they work on the ship at Upham shipyard in Brixham,
men. attired as were the pilgrims of 1629, are scheduled to sail the
to the United States later this year. The 65-foot-long craft is being
fashion as was the original Mayflower.
Representatives of the Hertford!
Junior Chamber of Commerce ap
peared before the Hertford Town
Board, meeting in regular session
here last Monday night, with a pro
posal the Commissioners adopt a
zoning ordinance for the town to
provide a uniform building code for
future expansion of Hertford. :
Eldon Winslow, president of the
Jaycees, presented the proposal,
which met with favorable comment
on the part of the members of the
Town Board. Charles Skinner, Jr.,
chairman of the Jaycees' civic
committee, told the Board about
operations and results of similar
ordinances adopted by other small
. Members of the Town Board
voted, to writ the League .of Mu-
adoption ot , Bucn an: ordinance ana
inquire for directions in preparing
tt cede suitable for a town the size
of Hertford. The . Commissioners
also agreed to work as a committee
" of the whole in cooperating with
the Ja'ycee committee on the pro
After discussing the need for a
new street sweeper for the Town,
and hearing reports on sweeper
" demonstrations seen during the
past week, the Board voted to bor
row sufficient funds for the pur
chase of a new sweeper for the
Town. It was pointed out during
the discussion that the purchase
price is expected to be in the neigh
borhood of f 10,000.
! Town Attorney Chas. 'E. Jjohnson
was instructed to draw the neces
sary bond qrder providing jor atir
thority for. the .towrr'to boraow' the
1 money through legal channels. :
A letter, from iss 'Thelpia El
liott, principal;;of HertfordiGram
"mar School, expresingf !tJi"e .appre
' elation of the school f acuity, for,
services rendered by the firKiJ,
parttnent, waW tead tothe Board
.'" during the meefing;' .'J
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Chcppell Farm SaL
There will be a fitting, showing
' and judging demonstration under
V. the' supervision of Pete Patterson
. and Jim Butler, Livestock Special
ists, at the farm of C. C. Chappell,
Belvidere, on Saturday, March 17,
r beginning at 9:00 A. M ' ' i "
: ' This demonstration is heihg held
- for' the Tksnefit of ' the boys and
" ffirin with' steers' and tKe' judging
1 - tomrf : Ih'tiW-'jlnlbe'inarle.
counties'; '.' Along Wi Of the' Judging
"'of steers there 'will be Judging of
" hogs and' sheep. ' . i. ; V ..
"I believe, that those boys and
if Is with 'steert will benefit a
great deal from seeing' the proper
way to fit and show steers in our
4-H Club Fat Stock shows. If you
can be there at 9:00 and invite
vout father to attend so that he
' can observe the proper way to fit
these steers you will then be able
i to put this practice to profitable
shpwing on your own steer at
home," advises K, M. Thompson,
County Agent ,
There will be a dutch barbecue
''" d:iiner'ravailable ,at 'the':farm for
' those wishing to stay fr the judg-
PROGRESS Workmen use adzes
File For Offices
With less than one month re
maining during which individuals
may file as candidates for county
offices subject to the Democratic
primary, to be held May '26, R. C.
"Murray, chairman of the local
Board of Elections, reported TucS'
day that only two persons had filed
for office subject to the primary,
D. P. Reed, Jr., has filed his in
tention of seeking reelection as
county treasurer and H. N. Nixon
has filed as a candidate for mem
bership on the Board of Education.
Individuals must file their can
didacy -for office with Oie chairman
of .the Board of Elections by noon
on Saturday April 14.
A manifesto, signed by 77 rep
resentatives and 19 senators, aimed
at legally maintaining segregation
was presented in Congress during
the past Week. The.document call
ed the 1954 ruling of the Supreme
Court an unconstitutional decision,
creating abuse of judicial power.
Only three representatives from
North Carolina, Harold Cooley,
Thurmond Chatham and- Charles
Deane, failed to sign the manifesto.
' In the wake of the issuance of
this manifesto, the 'Supreme Court
ruled 6ft Monday, ' tax-supported
colleges must admit Negroes to
graduate schools without delay. In
its' ruling the Court wrote it did
not imply that decrees involving
graduate study present the prob
lems of public elementary and sec
tmdary schools. ;
l iThe. ' Senate, considering farm
legislation on Tuesday, . voted for
100 per cent parity support on all
wheat grown for human consump
tion in Oie U. S. but rejected a sim
ilar amendment, on cotton. Con
gressional spokesmen say there is
dissatisfaction in Congress over the
farm bill as it now1 stands but re
port from Washington indicate the
Administration will likely succeed
in securing a measure excluding
rigid support prices. j-
The first Presidential primary
was held Tuesday in New Hamp
shire and early returns' revealed
Senator Kefauver held a slight lead
over Adlai Stevenson for the
state's delegates to the Democratic
convention. The GOP voters gave
President Eisenhower a wide lead
for the Republican delegates.
'The North Carolina Methodist
Conference has announced plans
for converting Louisburg College
from a Junior College status td a
four-year college, and machinery
for the change-over is expected to
be placed in motion by a apecial
session of the Conference later Otis
The Cedai Grove Methodist
Church will conduct a pie sale on
Saturday, March 17 at 10 A. 'M.
next door to the post office in
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
to smooth ribs of a 20th Century
Devon, England. Twenty-one
near replica of the Mayflower
constructed in much the same
L r .iThe peanut growers of North
Carolina are urged to be patient
just a few more days, announced
Joe S. Sugg, Executive Secretary
of the North Carolina Peanut
Growers Association, this morning.
Mr. Sugg pointed out that the state
and county A.S.C. Offices are
working day and night in an effort
to get the notices of the peanut al
lotment increases mailed at the
earliest possible date.
Mr. Sugg further stated that due
to the fact that each grade sheet
' for each producer's sales of pea
nuts for the years of 1953, 1954
and 1955 had to be inspected that
much time has been consumed in
computing the individual farm al
lotment. The reason that the grade
sheets had to be inspected, he stat
ed, was because it was the only
method by which it could be deter
mined who produced Virginia type
peanuts in North Carolina rind that
thosw' producing the Vireima type
peanuts w0res the only ones entitled
tb the special increase awarded by
the Secretary of Agriculture's
Proclamation issued on February
21, 1956. Mr. Sugg stated that a
recent conference with the State
A.S.C. Office indicated that the no
tices of increased acreage should
be in the hands of the farmers cer
tainly no later than March 30th.
This, he pointd out, would give am
ple time for the farmers to pre
pare their land, secure seed and do
the other things necessary toward
producing the crop. There have
been many complaints, Mr. Sugg
pointed out, on the part of those
i who have had their peanuts grad
ed "runners" and in some cases the
peanuts which graded "runners"
were caused by the adverse weath
er conditions during the 1955 grow
ing season;, however, in the ma
jority of the cases this type of pea
nut was produced because the
growers selected inferior type seed
and failed to follow good cultural
. Mr, Sugg pointed out that the
producers can produce Virginia
peanuts and receive premium pric
es for these peanuts if they will
only follow the recommended cul
tural practices and plant seed that
would produce the large size pea
nuts. He suggested that the farm
ers interested in producing higher
yielding, higher quality Virginia
type peanuts consult their County
Agents or Vocational Agricultural
Teachers for the latest recommend
ed varieties and practices.
AUXILIARY MEETS v
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Bethlehem Christian Church .mej
Thursday night, March 8, at the
home of Mrs. E. Y. Berry with 11
members and one visitor present.
It was voted that the Auxiliary
have a name sign made to bp .plac
ed on the churchyard. A very in-;
teresting program, "The Great
Commission" ; was given by the
Mrs. J. B. Perry, Mrs. William
Stallings and Mrs. E. Y. Berry
sang "Give of Your Best To The
The hostess served a delicious
WJW.S. TO MEET
: The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church
will meet Monday night, March 19,
at the church. ,
County Officials To
Perquimans County officials, jack
ing to participate in a. federal pro
gram for improving drainage con
ditions in Northeast North Caro
lina, met here last Monday morn
ing with F. E. Day, representative
of the Stream Gauge department
of the federal government to for
mulate plans for making applica
tion for federal funds to carry out
the local project.
The program, sponsored in Con
gress by Representative Herbert
C. Bonner, calls for an outlay of
more than $5 millions in some 30
counties in this area and provides
for emergency drainage work made
necessary by three hurricanes
which swept the area last fall.
The local project will be prepar
ed and submitted by the Board of
County Commissioners, in coopera
tion with the Department of Soil
Conservation and the Extension
Service office. It is the hope of
local officials details for the pro
ject can be worked up and submit
ted within the next 30 days. Al
location of funds will be handled
through the State office of Civil
Defense of which Edward F. Grif
fin is State Director.
In the -meeting here last Mon
day officials estimated at least
$150,000 will be needed for the lo
cal project which will include con
siderable work in clearing rivers
and streams of the county to pro
vide proper drainage of agriculture
The project is expected to in
clude all areas of the county; each
Commissioner, working with F. A.
McG'oogan, head of the Soil Con
servation Department, and R. M.
Thompson, County Agent, will pre
pare projects with his township af
ter which all work will be included
into the one big project for Per
quimans County. : r ''V
lies H6ia Ttionaay
For Geo. W. Haskett
George William Haskett, 51,
died Saturday night at 9:21 o'clock,
in the Albemarle Hospital after an
illness of 18 months.
He was a native of Perquimans
County. New Hope section, but had
tfrit.i i ii it iii.i i.r-i.-.-ii
been residing in Elizabeth City for.livn nsmtPli a Rhnrt. talk on the
the past 35 years, living at 825
. nf orir
Riverside avenue. He was the son
of the late William M. and Nannie
Howell Haskett and the husband
of Martha Riggs Haskett.
.Prior to his death, Mr. Haskett
was owner and editor of the Inde
pendent Star and was a news com
mentator for Radio Station WCNC.
He. was a member of the Berea
Christian Church of New Hope and
member .of Pasquotank Tribe No.
8 Improved Order of Red Men. '
Besides his wife he is survived
by one daughter, Janet Faye Has
kett and one son,' William P.. Has
kett of Elizabeth City; two sisters,
Mrs. Maud Corprew of Edenton
arid Mrs. Harry Broughton of
Hertford; one brother, Charlie Has
kett of Elizabeth City and two.
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in
the chapel of the Twiford Funeral
Home by the Rev. W. W. Finla-
tor, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, assisted by Dr. R. W.
Kicklighter, pastor of the Black-
well Memorial Baptist Church.
Burial followed in New Holly
Board In Special
Meeting On Monday?
Te Board of Commissioners for Trangylvania, Alleghany had the
Perquimans County sand. the Tax feweg). accidents 16 but reported
Supervisor will meet in the Court death8. Guilford had the
House, next Monday, March 19, be- gpeate8t number of mishaps-3,-ginning
at 10 o'clock A, Mv, as a' ggg, whW hurt 993 persons, tops
Board of Equalization and Review , fa . coiumn.
to handle matters pertaining to
1956 property valuation in the
county. . ' ; .
Persons who desire to register
complaints, or ask for adjustment
in their property valuation are re
quested to take note of the time
and place of this meeting, and to
appear' before the board at this
time as it will be difficult t secure
any " adjustment or corrections in
valuation after -the Commissioners
adjourn &b a Board of Equalization.!
Carolina, Friday, March 16, 1956.
Perquimans High will play Cho
wan next Tuesday in the first
game of the 1956 baseball season
on the Chowan field, it was report
ed today by Coach Ike Perry, who
has been putting his Indians
through pre-season drills for the
past three weeks.
Ted Chappell and Jesse Rountree
are expected to handle the mound
duties while Belmont Perry and
Johnny Miller will do some catch
ing. Coach Perry is expected to
use many of his large squad in this
contest, giving the candidates an
opportunity to show their ability
against the strong Chowan nine.
School Last Thurs.
The March meeting of the Par
ent-Teacher Association of the
Hertford Grammar School was held
Thursday night of last week with
Mrs. Jack Brinn presiding.
A devotional, opening the meet
ing, was given by Mrs. Henry C
Mrs. Harry Winslow thanks the
' grade mothers for the refreshments
contributed and sold at the benefit
basketball game, which netted the
school $91.30. J. W. Dillon, repre
senting the Perquimans Post of
VFW and the Hertford Junior
Chamber of Commerce, presented
the principal, Miss Thelma Elliott,
with a check in the amount of $1.
7?&75, which wag- rrraed by . the
civic organizations to 6e iisen'lh;
pUrchas'irig supplied for the school.
Miss Elliott, in behalf of the
school and the PTA, expressed ap
preciation to the units for the pro
ject' which was so successful un
der their sponsorship.
Mrs. Brinn named Mrs. Jesse
Lee Harris, Mrs. W. D. Cox and
W. Ray White . as a nominating
committee for selection of new of
ficers for the PTA during the
1956-57 school year.
As program chairman, Mrs. Sul-
I r .
subject "learning to read and a
film on the topic was shown as a
supplement to the talk.
In Traffic History
The Motor Vehicles Department
just completed its final summary
of traffic deaths and injuries for
The totals: 45,054 accidents;
17375 injuries; and 1,165 fatali
ties. It was the second worst year
in Tar Heel traffic history, the
agency said. Accidents killed 1,
289 in 1941, the bloodiest year
since records have been kept.
Wake County, with 56 deaths for
the year, led the fatality list.
In a three-way tie for second
place was Guilford, Mecklenburg,
'and Robeson counties with 34 each.
Cumberland, with 30 deaths, was
in third place, Nash with 29 in
fourth place, and Columbus' and
Randolph in a tie for fifth place
with 28 each. ,
Falality goose eggs were report-
lerl fmm Averv. Clav. Graham and
Of the county fatalities, Chowan
County had only one listed.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll Rid
dick of Portsmouth, Va., announce
the birth of twin girls, February
23,- in King's Daughters Hospital.
They will be known as Pamela Fay
and Patricia Kay. Mrs. Riddick
is the former Miss Helen Layden,
daughter ef Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Layden xA Hcbfcsvihe.
Big Benefit Check
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CESUNDHEIT Thai's what little Linda Lee Burroughs says
after spotting this California license plate in San Francisco. And
her remark Li nothing to sneeze at. It's especially appropriate
because auto snorting the unusual plate is a German Volkswagon.
Harvey Point Plans
School Plans To Be
Reviewed March 20
J. T. Biggcis, supci intPiidf
Perquimans County Schools, is
scheduled to meet in Kaleigh on
March 20 with the Review Panel of
the State Department of Education
at which time a review of school
building plans for this county will
be made, concerning the local plans
for expending stale funds allocat
ed to Perquimans from school bond j
Nine Cases Heard
Nine cases were disposed of in
Superior Court here this week, in
a special term scheduled to hear
civil actions. Court opened Mon
day with Judge W. H. S. BurgWyn
presiding and the term was con
cluded late Tuesday afternoon.
A compromise was readied in
the case of R. B. Thach vs. Wash
ington Lumber Company, the first
case listed on the calendar.
A jury returned a judgment of
$400 in favor of Sanford Stallings
who sought damages from Alton
Winslow as a result of an automo
bile collision. The court then rec
ommended a settlement of the case
for actual damages resulting from'
After hearing the complaint and
answer in the case of Jack Saw
yer vs. Kobert Ivey, the court re
ferred the matter and Attorney W.
H. Oakey, Jr., was named as ref
eree in the hearing.
A consent judgment was entered
in the case in which National Cash
Register Co., sought damages from
J. M. Spruill.
A consent judgment was entered
in the matter in which Washington
Lumber Company sought damages
from Ed Lee Jennings.
Attorneys in the case of George
Riddle vs. Theodore Hulse reached
a compromise prior to the case be
ing called for trial.
The last case heard during the
special term of court was one be
tween Dorothy, Dianne and How
ard Lightfoot against William V.
Russell. A compromise was reach
ed in this matter, between the at
torneys, after, evidence had been
presented by the plaintiffs.
A number of cases listed on the
calendar for action' at this term of
court were continued. These were:
Amy Thompson vs. Milton Dail,
Washington Lumber Co., vs. Ed
Mariah Jordan vs. N. E. Chap
pell. ! Richard McDonough vs. Noah
Ethel Hayden vs. Noah Felton,
Jr.'- -,' '
Ethel McDonough vs. Noah Fel
George McDonough vs. Noah
Felton, Jr. , ' ; ; :
Seth Perry vs. Ruby Tant (
ftH D F.i"H!'-: vs. J. Van R.:L
At Special Term
Of Superior Court
A population increase for thi
area by some 2,500 persons by 1960
through reactivation of the Harvey
Point Base is anticipated according
to an unofficial report received
here this week.
A Navy spokesman has advised a
local government agency that if
Congressional approval is made
this year of funds requested by the
Defense Department for Harvey
Point the base will be manned and
operating hy 1960.
Present planning for the activi
ty call.; for 150 officers and 1500
enlisted personnel to be stationed
at the base and residing in this
area. It is estimated 120 officers
and 600 enlisted personnel will be
Previous announcements concern
ing reactivation of Harvey Point
have stated, that : the Naivy,.pUins
expenditures' totaling l iM ' million
at the site. Six million dollars
has been requested by the Navy for
expenditures during the fiscal year
beginning next July 1 and this re
quest has bpen given the approval
of the Armed Sendees Committee.
The initial request for six mil
lion dollars is included in a hufe
defense plan measure now under
consideration by Congress and ac
cording to the original announce
ment these funds will be used to
construct a nosehanger aircraft
parking area seaplane ramps bulk
head dredging barge facilities sea
drome lighting public works and
It has been reported that the
Navy plans for Harvey Point are
part of a huge defense operation
development on the part of the De
fense Department for the area
stretching from Norfolk to Paris
Island S. C. .
James Wise Named
For This District
James O. Wise, of Murphy, re
places Edwin F. Morgan, with the
Farmers Home Administration. Mr.
Morgan retired from active duty on
January 31st, of this year.
Mr. Wise will be located in Hert
ford with sub-offices in Edenton,
Gatesville, Elizabeth City, Camden
and Currituck. Mr, Wise will be
assisted with the Farmers Home
Administration program by Henry
Meads, who is working out of a
sub-office in Elizabeth City, serv-
ing Camden and Currituck counties.
Mr. Wise as County Supervisor will
be in charge of all FHA work in
Mr.' Wise graduated in general
agriculture from Berea College,
Berea, Kentucky. He has been
working with the Farmers Home
Administration in Murphy since
Mr. and Mrs. Wise will be liv
ing in Hertford, where the Unit
Office is now located.
Mr. Wise for the time being will
follow the same office schedule as
has been set up in the past. . He
will be in Elizabeth City office on
Monday of each week; Hertford
Office Tuesdays and iVidays; Cho
wan Office on Wednesday,' and the
Gaics County Office t Thursday.
5 Cents Per Copy
In Annus! Cc;:
In the annual 4-H Beauty Con- 4.
test presented in the Perquimans '
County High School auditorium i
last Friday night, Miss Phyllis :
Bagley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. :
William Bagley of Winfall, was 11
crowned "Miss Perquimans High of
1956," by Miss Jean Edwards, who
was "Miss Perquimans High of
1955," and Miss Julia Ann Lane,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Lane of Hertford, was crowned
"Miss Grammar School of 1956" by
Miss Sara Dail, who was "Miss
Grammar School of 1955." Both
queens were presented a bouquet
of red roses and a gold cup by Miss
Annie Lou Lane, who was co-chairman
of the contest committee.
Runners-up in the contest who
were presented old fashioned nose
gays by Annie Lou, were: In the
high school Second, Mable Fran
ces Keel, and third, Jo Pat Stokes.
In the Grammar School Second,
Joyce Faye Owens, and third, Bren
da Kay Smith.
Prior to the contest' all high
school entries voted by secret bal
lot for "Miss Congeniality" who
was Nora Grace Cook, daughter of j
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Cook. She wa3
presented a nosegay b;; A me Lou
The theme chosen for this year's
contest was "Beauty in a Ballroom"
and the contestants paraded in a
setting of a Victorian Ballroom
which in its simplicity was an ap
propriate background for the at
tractive ladies in their lovely
Master of Ceremonies wa3 Wal
lace Baker, who was chairman of
the contest committee. A most
gracious welcome was given by
Thomas Ed. Chappell, president of
the 4-H County Council. Musi-,
cal talent added greatly to the en- '
tertainment of the large audience
and was presented as a trio by Ma- '
bel, , Jean , and- Jane Keel, solo by
Johhhy Phillips, a quartet by Chas.
Johnson, Wayne White, Johnny
Phillips and W. N. Matthews, solo
by Shelby Jean Overton, and solo
by John Fulford.
Crown bearers for the occasion
were Linda Boyce and Kim Rose.
Pianists were Letitia McGoogan
and Mrs. Charles Johnson. Ush
ers were Billy Hudson, Ervm
Mansfield. Becky Gregory, Ethel
Sutton, Janet Elliott, Lloyd Ray
Morgan, Joe Ward Proctor, Nancy
Lane and Lois Anne Hurdle. Mr.
Thomas Maston was stage director
and the contest committee was
composed of Wallace Baker, Annie
Lou Lane, Jean Edwards and
Thomas Ed. Chappell.
Judges, who readily admitted
that they had a hard job, were for
the high school contest:
Mrs. Callie Hardwicke Exten
sion Specialist, N. C. State College;
E. L. Norton, Northeastern District
Agent, N. C. State College; John
Piland County Farm Agent, John
For the grammar school contest:
Miss Helen McDonald Assistant
Home Agent, Chowan County;
Miss Maidred Morris Assistant
Home Agent, Currituck County;
Bill Adams Assistant Farm Agent
of Currituck County.
Contestants were: High School
contest La Rue Chappell, Jo Pat
Stokes, Lois Violet Winslow, Judy
Winslow, Anne White, Nora Grace
Cook, Mabel Keel, Ann Sawyer,
Joyce Sumner, Phyllis Bagley, Gail
Pierce, Rachel Spivey, Iris Wilder,
Dottie Cartwright, Anne Brinn,
Gloria Stallings, Shirley Tarking
ton, Betty Lou White, Patsy Umph
lett. Clay Stokes and Lois Byrum.
Grammar School contest Mary
Lou Jordan, Carolyn Rogerson,
, Betsy Barbee, Becky Felton, Berna
Anne Perry,' Linda Bass, Linda
H Beauty Contest
Bass, Julia Anne Lane, Catherine
White, Barbara Divers. Judy Win-,
slow, Mary Frances Baker, Joyce
Faye Owens, Linda Ward ChappeHf:.r
Sandra Hudson, LaVonne ; La' " '
Genevieve Chappell, Jo Ann I.
die, Celtic Ann Long, Carroll I '
Donnell, Dianne Chappell, Eva Ann'
'Smith, Faye Wood, Mable Louisa
Cook, Brenda Kay Smith.
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STYLE SHOW TUESDAY ; '
. A new Spring style show, epon- "'
sored by the Wesley Service Guild,
will be presented in Hertford,
Tuesday night, March "20, at the
Agriculture Building, beginning at
7:30. o'clock. - - ; "