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b C. -ell, Jr.; son of
Irs. C. . Cliappell of Eel
. !, u'iowed ; ,s grand champion
a i Ha ' 7inslov, son of
i t 1 Mrs. tlrennon Winslow,
' " e g'- d Champion hog at
,11 :i ani: ,1 Albemarle Fat
t ; 'sow held at the Scott and
L..J warehouse in' 'Elizabeth
' ' i Tuesday, May 15th. ",
iov.'ing-the, reserved champion
i was Clyde Lane, Jr son "of
iu.d Mrs. Clyde Lane and the
rved champion hog was show
C. J Chappell, Jr.; Floy Mat
ira, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.l
' -yd Matthews, ; showed ,the re--
ed champion pen of three hogs.
' :herv Perquimans County win
S: were: Wallace - and Donald
' -;r, eons of Mr. and Mrs.. Wal
) Euker, ' showing the," third
a pen of three hogs and third
i individual hog.' . Floyd Mat-i-howing
fourth place hog,
T no . Chappell ; showing third
e gleer, Thomas, Ed Chappell
.wing champion ' Bteer . in heavy
vT:ht Btcer division and Louise
v ppcll showing champion, .steer
i - 'Jdteweight division, '
..ie events won by Perqulm
boys and girls: First in judg
contest 'and first in county,
p of steers. 1 '
C. C.jChappell, Jr., Louise Chap
', Julian Howell, Clyde Lane,
' , Thomas Ed ChappcJI showed
.ie steers. Other 4-H and FFA
b members showing steers are:
y Hudson, Willis Williams, Lin
id' Hurd'c, Lloyd Pay Morgan,
h Mac Morgan, Robert Phthl
Mary Phthisic, Waldo tWins
Preston Winslow, Kay Howell
,1 Wayne Howell, ' .
Those s' owing hogs besjdes the
ners ' a.e: i Z-Ay Eentonf, Ed
r f , find i 5'A.ing contest
i ih' ' I i "? ' '.. y mornlnK
Ii- tlit . . .t "'. ,i , anU
in tl j t i. . . '
. i :or to ' s'.ow a barbecjied
i ken diniscr was held toi Mon-c-
y night ' at the Wiii,"all Com-.
nity House for the rerquimans
4 II ntries, their parents and a
i.uii.ber of b ' ul guests, which in
iV.led' PeT ' . ans County Board
cf CommL t,i .era and other coun
ty officials, members of the Exten
ts' -n Service, both local and from
; V,,:i, and local dealers In agri
c ". -ral products -who lend full
t . rt to tle county boys and
f ' in carrying out their projects.
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' .n t .o l jrrour ..rg
of tlia' Albcnwvle
iuke an edu('Htioiiil
tn.r tf V.'a. jing
' V 1, r.y'13.
j vho a !
- ii j in
i .uis are elig'
; t ;p. At' present
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s and' leaders reg-
e ifi still room for 20
1 KaderS. - ,
1 leave from the
i.i L;.-abeh City on
1 b- ss this Friduy
t-'ld o'clock and will
1 r,.turday nirhts
I "t J'otor Court
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A varied docket of cases was.dis
posecP'of before Judge Charles
Johnson in Perquimans Recorder's
Court this week. , ' " ,r.r "
y Belene Foster andJJary White,
charged -with using profanity in a
public place, each were fined f 25.00
and ordered to pay costs of court.
SurieyLee Forehand, charged
with iarcy. was ordered to pay'a
fine of 1 10 and costs and put 'on
good behavior for IS months.
Robert Lee Thatch, charged with
reckless driving, was' ordered "to
pay a fine of 25.00 and costs of
court. " .,'
i Willie Felton, charged with "non
support, was ordered to pay $20.00
per month for support of his chil
William Isaac Lowe arid Thotrias
Jenkfns, charged with -having an
affray, Lowe was ordered' to pay
costs and Jenkins ordered to pay: a
fine of $10 and coats. '.,., V'.-v:-,-
Zollar Van White, charged with
failure to obey stop Sign, was or
dered to pay costa of court ;
The ' following charged with
speeding,' were fined as foldlws:
Henry GiGenno, . paid a fine of
$7.00 and costa of court; , Harry
Cameron "Dennis, paid eosv Of
court; Doris Nelson, paid a fine of
$15.00 and costs of court; A. S.
Rushton, paid costs of court; Louis
Charles Heiiman ' paid ' costs of
court; Percy Francis Kelly, paid a
fine of $5.00 and ' costs; Clif rd
William ,Odo!l paid S fine of 11 CO
and costs; ' Kern'.anT.'tilier I..,
loipkid ats..-Of cr'-rt; BtanVf
Lntafefc 1 'id- a f.a JlpO
iosU of c(urt; ' Abraham QUjUe
paid costs of court, ,, " - ',' S '
i Hertford's tax rate of $lis will
remain' the same for the coming
year. This was announced after
the meeting of the Town Council
on Monday night when the same
budget as that of last year was
tentatively adopted, ; subject " to
minor adjustments by the auditor.
. Only a brief session was held,
the only, other item of business
acted upon being that of the re
employment of 'Mrs. Margaret
Sullivan for making up the tax
books, this year. - '
IlcrljtCir! CSr. jip At :
Jryczz C ::v Ahti
Lcxn ni .." 3 tr t"e Hertford
Jj iii,r CI t- jtr t Commerce left
oil T. y to aL .d the State
Jaycee Convention in Charlotte.
They return' 1 CdntLy bight Those
atteii.'Yu yi a C?or$e Fields, Hen
ry E'.f i, I:., r V.'hite,, Hilton
White, Clia.-lie thinner Jr.; Billy
n 1 F-' ncis MIxon.
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FAMED "KESCCE STREET of the Federal Chril Defense Adramiatratlon't Obey, Md., reuse
' school, a 1800,000 collection of eareully-deslgfned rains (ImlUr to the various structures civil defense
; . ; . rescue workers weald face back homo la extricating victims of bombings. Vp to TO students art checked
. ot on too bnilt-in obstacles during each week or two-week course. .. (tcoa Photo).
Tar Heel Traffic1 Pac6i
By j Scientific'
In North 1 Carolina the State
Highway Patrol hears down on wil
ful speeders aided by scientific
speed devices known colloquially as
Extensive use of . the sensitive
instruments along North Carolina's
70,000 mile road system give occas
ional rise to accusations of "speed
trap" and' the like from irate mo
torists who run afoul of the speed
, Some tourists and some natives
complain that itisn't cricket for
patrolmen to hide their electnc tat
tle tales; In North Carolina state
law permits troopers to conceal the
devices from public view. But theirf
furtiveness. ;is 'easily explained.
Patrol off iciaU say knowingly that
if whammy stations are pin point
ed, ' 70 ' mph speeders' would have
only to lift their foot a mile' away
and fflde ('smugly across, jtaiogal
spwd. . The iaw;.aiiiuing moxort,
they say, ' gives' not a hoot
the whammles kr of may bo).
. ' The hidden ball Jactlcs occasion:
Sly bring on speed trap complaints,
too, . mostly from oufr-of state mo
tor elub patrons. '. Speed trap, a
phrase abhorred by enforcement of
ficials, seems a matter of definition
to Tar Heel Motor Vehicles Com
missioner Ed Scheldt. "It it not a
speed , trap," says ex-FBI Agent
Scheldt, "unless an officer inten
tionally lures a motorist into a vio
lation and then arrests him." -'
In the Tar Heel state no road--'
even lightly traveled onescould
be considered lures. - AH are con
spicuously ; posted with ...-caution
Bigns reading "SPEED ELECTRI
CALLY TraED." And few Tar
Heel, troopers have the time or the
inclination to goad travelers into a
violation. Charges of "arrest quo
tas" are complete fiction says pa
trol headquarters. '
Most North Carolina' newspapers
share the opinion of enforcement
officials that speed trap accusa
tions originate largely from arrest
ed' speeders as a sort of retaliation
effort, Saving face the Orientals
call t- " . "I ,,
Ani (hat would seem to suggest
some formula to avoid arrest or
losing face. , Tar Heel safety au-
ip, (Li. W.
' y'. '. ian
. '. C. Spivey,
thorities, to a man, suggest;. "Al
ways drive at legal and-compaih
sense speeds." , -
Those ' whnmmies. ; They first
came to Tar Heel highways in 1952.
Patrol officials, ordered qy Scheidt
to stop speeding, put them to Im
mediate use,' The electric timing
gadget (whammy) is familiar to
motorists traveling Tar Heel roads.
The highway patrol operates1 60
such pieces of equipment, which are
switched a random . on, roads
throughout the' State. , , '
- The first sign of a whammy is a
quarter-inch black rubber cable
stretched across the highway and
anclJored at each end by a stab
metal, une nunarea ana tnirxy vm
feet down' the highway (140 of a
mile) is an identical cable. Link
ing the j two is an electric cord at
tached through mercury switches to
V m - SKA ;'b'J',!i i rki-V
T lyT .jfT'iw '!
ox,'aDouc me iie two:cigar
boxes, 'contains: ,the ? wbammy's
brain. Set in the middle of the
box is a stop watch and around the :
perimeter of the watch ffe gradua
tions dn 'miles per'hour.. i .",).; '
An approaching (Vehicle striking
the first cabled starts the? watch
ticking. When the' vehicle strikes
the second cable the watch is stop
ped. 'Its hand points to 50 mph,
63 mph, 90 mph or what have you
and .troopers go into action if the
hand- is over 55 mphr the State's
legal speed limit. c
The watch's accuracy h? unaffect
ed by the weather. Where manu
facturers permit variances of seven
to 10 per centdn auto speedometers,
the whammy is calibrated to with
in a fraction over one per cent ac
curacy. The stopwatch is inspect
ed, cleaned and regulated once a
month by a railroad watch inspect
or Periodically, .. it is ,. further
checked by radio, with the Bureau
of Standards master time signal in
Washington, D, C. ,
Though .still a bitter pill to the
motorist who drives at . illegal
speeds,' the Tar Heel whammy re
mains at its concealed post, its in
fluence applicable only to the law
breaker. , . -
Fcr 4-H Members
There are lots of places to go
and big things for 4-H'ers to do
this' summer. To start the summer
activities there: will be the talent
show and health pageant which will
be held at theJ Agricultural, Build
ing' June 7 at 8 P. M. ' All 4-H
members possessing talent are urg
td to enter the talent contest. ..;
On. June 8 all 4-H members- are.
invited .. to attend a picnic whicn
will fce at Sandy Point. There will
be plenty of food and recreation
for all. w.y'1. . , . .
On June 2Sth 4-H giris will mo
del garments, they have made for
t! i 4-
-disa- revue and demon
iU..be , fvcn m'o. This
'r.titvef. Then those
ors will go to Tashing
' It eip!ni-on day on
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Plans have been completed for a
safety check of vail automobiles in
this area through a voluntary saf
ety check lane jn an effort to cause
the vehicles -traveling upon the
streets and highways to be more
safe. " ',
Molvin G. Owens;, has been ap
pointed as coordinator of the auto
mobile safety drive and he stated
every vehicle owner of Perquimans
County is urgedjtq have their car
checked. Owens said that defec
tive cars y are responsible for a
great per cent of the, serious acci
dents on the streets and highways.
This voluntary safety check
lane is a part of the national safety
program that will be held here in
Hertford whiclj .will be conducted
bii'Grubb Street near Ibri Mutik-iLiI
uildiffg bti my;.24 to- 2d jnc4j
v mayor y. ix. uaraen suted that
ttia ToWn nt " Uertfnrit
quimans County , have made Wees
sary arrangements for the equip
ment to be used in making the saf
ety check lane, possible. -j
There will be no charge to the
motorist for this service, according
to Mr. Owens.
Bobby Smith Marshal
At State College
Bobby Smith, 20 year old sopho
more from Belvidere, has ., been
named as a marshal for the com
mencement exercises of North Car
olina State College on May 28
' Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs.! Fred
Smith, will represent his sophomore
class. The marshals for the com
mencement are; chosen on the basis
of leadership,' . character, scholar
ship and school spirit Announce
ment of Smith '8 selection was made
by 'State College Dean Banks Tal
ley, i and Roger Hill, President of
the Senior Class, . ..
. The marshals will lead the' grad
uating' parade and also assist in
the Chancellor's Tea which is giv
en annually by the Chancellor of
State College in honor of the Sen
iors and their parents.
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Carolyn Gay Howell
Ecsay Contest Winner
Carolyn Gay Howell, class of '57
of Perquimans High Schools is one
of the ten top winners of the 1956
High School Essay Contest spon
sored by the Medical Society of the
Sute of North Carolina. I ....
The topic of her essay was "The
Advantages ' of- Private Medical
Care." - ' ' ' '
Carolyn Gay is the daughter of
Vf. and- Mrs. -Carson Howell of
I . ie 2, Hertford. , t . '
:r Senior GLr'Is';
. I.I. Morgan .Furniture Co.,
i Lford, as has been the ciis
' . tar a number of 'yean, will
i l.onor girl gradwtes of Per
i irh School 8-4 P im-
. s School ly i s
1 z ' 'ate v a r ' .'s-
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if. The Rev. Earl Meekins, pastor
ol j the- JMethodist churches of. the
perquimafis charge, will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon in. the first
bf the series of commencement ex
ercises of the Perquimans' 'High
School on next Sunday, May 20.
The Rev. James C. Mattox, pas
tor of the Hertford Baptist Church
will assist in the service, which will
be held in the auditorium of the
school at 8 clock in the evening.
The choir will be composed of the
members of the Glee Club.
Valedictorian this year is Judy
Winslow and Sarah Sutton is sa-lutatorian.
Class day exercises will be held
on Monday night, May 28, and the
commencement exercises, when the'lowell Chevrolet Company.
53 members of the graduating class j "Perquimans has met and topped
will receive .their diplomas, will its iroal for seven vears ." said Mrs.
take placer'' the following
Tuesday, May 29.
God Fells Short
In (led Cross Drive
Mrs. Jack Burbage, chairman of
the Red Cross drive for Perquim
ans County, , who today submitted
the report given below, states that
while the amount received to date,
$978.78, falls short in the amount
of $425 of the goal of $1,400, she
wishes to thank all those who took
part In the drive. She also sug
gests that if there are solicitors
who "" have not yet finished, that
their final report : be turned in to
A. W. Hefren. Red Cross chair
man, as early as possible.
' Following is the report broken
Hertford and surrounding
' area, businesses -$389.75
Hertford residential area.. 265.82
Winfall residential ; 45J.4
Home emomjtration CliibS -;
Beech, Spring iA-.U-i, ?87i95
Snow'Hill 7WWfe.Hat i.i.
Bethel V .r-7- - i--'-Burgess
Heien Gaither i..,
Winfall . ... -
Negro Demonstration Clubs
Hertford Negro residential
The annual election of officers
for the student council at Perquim
ans High School was conducted last
Wednesday and results announced
as follows by E. C Woodard,' prin
cipal of the school: " n; ' , ;
: President-elect of the Council is
Edgar Fields; vice president, Kay
Matthews; secretary, Lois ,Byrum;
treasurer, Shelby Jean Overton;
sergeant-at-arms, Hazel Matthews;
cheerleaders, Beckie Gregory! and
Gloria Stalling! ;-; pianist, Letitia
McGoogan; song leaders, Kay
Spear and Johnnie Phillips.
For New Contracts
In County Schools
Perquimans. County school au
thorities have completed, vthe task
of electing and ftpprovrnjteacheiy
for four of the five county schools!
for the 1956-57 school term,it has
been reported by J. Tv Bigger?,
County Superintendent; ' 'Noation
has been taken, as yet by the Board
of Education on' the ' menfcers of
the faculty at Perquimans'. Train
ing School. " - . "1 t " '
J. T. Biggers, Supenntendenof
Schools, stated several 'Vacancies
exist in the teachers' list but he is
hopeful these vacancies Will be fill
ed within a short period of time.
Teachers elected ; for the next
term are: Perquimans High School:
E. C. Woodard, principal, Dr. Har
old White, Mrs. Joann W. Stallings,
Mrs. Anne E. Jeseup, Isaac P. Per
ry, Jr., Herman II. Gurkin, Miss
.-ir-ry Zachary, Tr a. Dorothy W.
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It was announced Wednesday
that $150 towards the $1,000 goal
has been reported to the treasurer,
Mrs. F. A. McGoogan with only a
few workers reporting thus far in
the 1956 cancer crusade.
Every worker is urged to con.
tact those in his or her territory
and report to the treasurer at .the
J Hertford Banking Company or to
Mrs. J. blton Hurdle at the Hoi-
Hurdle, "and 1 ami confident we
will do it again this year." She
Urged everybne who has not been
seen by a volunteer worker to mail
a contribution to her' as soon as
possible because as perhaps in no
other year has the crusade given
such promise. She further stated,
"While we patiently inform people
of the facts about the disease, facts
which may save them, and while
doctors increase their tools and
skills to eliminate cancer as best
they can, determined scientists are
searching for the answers. No
man can say when these answers
will come, or from what 'source,
but they' are inevitable.' Let us
here in Perquimans County do our
part to conquer cancer, and fight
cancer with a checkup and a check
J The lashtetiJiirloi
yea!of the:Paren:t-'Teahw !48so.
elation of the Hertford Grammar
School was held Thursday night in
the lunch rodm f the high sehool.
;. Mrs. Jack Bnhii,' president, pre
sided, and devotions were conduct
ed by Mrs. Henry Clay Sullivan.
: The chief business of the meet
ing was the installation of officers
elected at the last meeting, which
was in charge of Miss Thelma El-!
liott, school principal.
Due to the measles epidemic, the
program scheduled to be given by
the Cub Scouts was cancelled, since
so many of this group were unable
to attend. .- ,
E. C. Woodard, principal of the
Perquimans High School, displayed
.to the audience the two beautiful
flags purchased by the PTA and
the Cub Scout organization.
After adjournment the teachers
were hostesses at a refreshment
hour, following Jwhich the parents
were jnvite, to visit the various
rooms where their children we,re
taught, as well as any other rooms
of the high school they desired to
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Perquimans Grammar School:
Thomas 'Maston," principal, Miss
MflTgafefr Whit, -Miss -'Johnnie
White, Mrs. Myrtle O. Wood, Mrs.
Group Of Off
Lucile White, Mrs. Bertha Lane,
Mrs. Eugenia Beck, Mrs. Ruth Bur
den, Mrs. Annie P. Asbell, Mrs.
Lessie L. Winslow, Miss Lelia Lee
Winslow, MrB. Atha Tunnell. '
'' 'Hertford Grammar School: Miss
thelma! ' Elliott, principal,- Mrs.
Grace M. Costen, Miss Mary E.
Sumner, Mrs. sMary'.E. 'Walters,
Mrs. !" Ira H. Eure, . Miss Dorcas
Knowles, Mrs. Pat Williams, Miss
Mildred Reed, Miss Louis Chalk. ,
King Street School: ' .LeOrande
Summerset, ; principal, Mrs. . Hasel
0.. Beamon, Mrs. Hattie Riddick.
Dewey Newby, Mrs. Cleo" Z. Fel
ton,' Miss Jessie L. Sharpe, . Hrs.
Dorothy H. Newby, Krs. J: e L.
r:.:.ner, K't r-r.ie r - :--
"'The .Albemarle' ' League fst
semi-pro baseball circuit, is Veady .
to operate-again. That was decid
ed at a meeting held Wednesday
night in Hertford at which time
six towns announced that they '
were ready to go.
The league this season .will be
composed of Elizabeth City, Hert
ford, Chowan and Colerain from
last year's campaign, and Camden .
and Williamston, newcomers, ... Ik
had been hoped that two other en- :'
twiafl AA4I I.A BMM..Mh l.ll III I . '
ton, Plymouth and Windsor hut
nothing official was heard from .
those towns and it was decided to
A. W. Hefren, of Hertford, Was
reelected president of the league .
and Edgar Morris, also of Hert
ford, as vice-president. '
1 Play will beg(n on Tuesday, June .
5 and each club will play 30 games ' '
at the rate of three games a week,
contests oeing scneauiea ior lues- 1 .
day,1 Thursday and Friday nights ', -1
except at Williamston which plans -to
play at home on Saturdays and ?i
Sundays instead of two of the ear
lier week days.
Johnny Pavlich, former Edentori
catcher, was named head umpire
for the coming season. Other ar- .
biters are Edgar Rogerson, Irvin
Seymour, Bud Cayton and Dutch
Overton, all of whom saw service -in
the league last season.
President Hefren said much en- -
thusiasm was shown at the meet-
ing and he was confident that this
year's : league would be much : 1
stronger ad would offer the fans :
of this section plenty of fine en
tertainment ' during the summer .?
months. '? , , t
IThose present , at ' the meeting : '
sought to tighten up the league's
rules, iJWyasfide4 9Ptlri
limit lth.ho cliaiitfeilh' t
y , T3 I T ' J " '
The director also decided that ha? '
player could particips te in the
championship playoffs at the, end ,
of the season bBlss he had appear
ed in at least five regular season
win' mtinr nprmirrMi rr .in h r. .
WhiTe expressing regret over the
loss of Edenton and the Weeksville
NAF from last year's circuit, Pres
ident Hefren said he was glad to
welcome Camden and Williamston -into
the fold. ; "Things look mighty
good for a good season of base-'
ball," he commented.
Carlton Edgar Cannon
Dies Sunday Night
Carlton, Edgar . Cannon, promi- .
nent, Hertford grocer, died at the
Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth
City Sunday night at 11:27 after a
long illness. ; . , s
A son of the late William H. and ;
Blanche Cannon, he was a native -and
life-long resident of Hertford
and a member of the Hertford Bap
tist Church. .
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mor- : ,
nie Cannon; two daughters, Mrs.
Bob Keaton and Miss Cornelia Can
non, and five" sisters, Mrs. Ed Ev-V-erett,
Mrs. Dan Reed, both , of '
Hertford, Mrs.' Tom White of Ro
per, Mrs. Theron Johnson of Smith- .
field and Mrs. Clarence L, Twi
ford of Elizabeth City.
Funeral services were held, at
the Lynch Funeral Home in Hert
ford at 3:30 o'clock on ..Tuesday
with the Rev. James C. Mattox,
pastor of the Hertford Baptist
Church, officiating and burial was
made in , Cedarwood " Cemetery,-
Music was furnished by members t
of the choir, of the Hertford Bap
tist Church , with Mrs. - J. Ellie
White at the.'organ ."Sometime '
We'll Understand'" was sung.
,, The casket was covered with a
pall of red and white carnations. "
Pallbearers were Julian A.
White, - Ernest Long, Raymond
Stanton, Durwood F. Reed, George
W. Barbee, Howard Matthews and
J.E. Morris.' ' ' " ' ,
AN stores in Hertford were clos
ed during, the hour of ttw funeral.
' INJURED IN FALL
Mrs. B. G. Koonce is c "
her home hj injuries it. . Iv. :
fall 'onTues' y. II .1
Jj.-;os are n--t t ' , - : '