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An annual-report 'lor the year
1955 released -this week by the lo
' cal ASC office revealed a-to tar 6f
123,721.82 was paid out , to : 829
farmers in Perquimans County for
carrying out soil conservation prac
tices during the year, v Farmers
matched these payments with their
own funds in carrying out the prac
tices. 'V ; Q i...,
1955 conservation practices for
which assistance was given through., motor veUcjes throughout
vruuiunu uusiureB, year nruunu
cover crops, application of miner
- als, winter cover crops, ditch drain
age and farm ponds for livestock
Perquimans County ASC Com
mittee , together .with representa-
, tives of Soil Conservation Service
Farmers Home Administration, and
Extension Service, developed the
1955 , -''Agricultural 'I ' Conservation
- , Program for . Perquimans County.
- The soil and water conservation
practices mot needed on farms in
, Perquimans County were selected
from the State list of practices.
'The program year began on Jan
uary 1, 1955 and ended December
31 1955, Farmers participated on
; a volunteer basis, however, they
rwere required to' secure prior ap
: proval of the County ASC Com
mittee for practices to be carried
out before any payment could be4
established for a farm. The prac
tices had to be performed accord
ing" to good farming methods and
specifications and report the per
formance of the practice within the
. Crops ' under allotments within
the county during the year, the re
port pointed out, were wheat, pea
nuts, cotton and corn. Twenty-two
farms had wheat allotments total
ing 118. acres; 668 farms had pea
nut allotments for 8,796.1 acres;
604 farms had 1,627.5 acres to cot
ton and 961 .farnfs had 18,589 acres
Corn, wheaancLwooi were prin
cipal crops which benefitted from
Support loans during the year,
Twenty-one farm Btorage loans and
.2 warehouse storage loans were
handled through the local office for
corn; one wheat loan was processed
through the office and 20 applica
tions were filed for an incentive
:paymenton wool, lamb and" yearl
ings. Theatre To Give
Free Show Passes
, Free passes to see current pic
tures at The State Theatre will
be given to local residents for a
period of time to be determined by
; the theatre management, it was
announced by B. j. Gibbs, theatre
v;! Names of county residents will
appear in the State advertisement
In this newspaper from time to
time and passes will be issued tt1
persons whose name appear in theN
f advertisement when that person
presents the advertisement at the
State. Theatre box office, ' '
. COUNTY VOTE
r Hodges 328
Sawyer ,, 15
U. S. Senates '
; Earle ,-,.-... 12
Erwin i, . '290
Kurfees -J. I..'. 8
Lieutenant Governor t -r -
.: . Erfwards
k - Hood -
Whitfield 24 . , -
Brewer ; 1Q,( r.5. .2,
- Commissioner of Agriculture -t
Ballentine ,j.,283 . ' 26.
Gray 67 -,-16
CommiaMoner of Insurattee ,.,,;r
Gold 4..-jL'.j.B84 86
Frederick 68 " 42
Commissioner of Labor! r
Crane ' 172 ' ' 20
Lambeth J10S ' 7
Farlow , 52 li
T ard 'of JJdueation:. '' -
Eure 1.232 ',30,
Cad.!y, J.282 v ' 84 -
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The little green and white atick-
I una rppii nn tha winriahiplria nf mnflt
i the county this week give ample
proof of the popularity of the vol
untary motor vehicle safety check
conducted in Hertford' three days
last week by the Town of Hert
ford and the Board of County Com
missioners. ';. , ;
M..G. Owens, who served as co
ordiimtor of the, program in (Per
quimans, reported Monday that n
total of . 1 ,348 vehicles were safety
checked during the three-day-pro'
ject This figure represented ap
proximately 70 per cent of all cars
and trucks registered in Perquinv
ans County. !. v
Each vehicle which -passed
through the safety lane was given
a 10-point check for the safe "op
eration of the car or truck,
Assisting Mr. Uwens in carry
ing out this successful program
were members of the Hertford Po
lice Department, the Highway Pa
trol, and representatives from local
. In giving out a report on the re
suits of the program, Mr. Owens
expressed his appreciation to all
those who assisted him with the
project and the motorists who help
ed make the program so successful.
Value Of County's
The value of products sold m
1954 by operators of 888 farms in
Perquimans County was $3336,099,
according to a preliminary report
of the 1954 Census of Agriculture
published by the Bureau of the
Census, U. S. Department of Com
merce. .' .
The value of all crops sold was
$2,654,601 and included $2,573,454
for field crops, $79,802 for vege
tables, $1,345 for fruits and nuts.
The value of all livestock and
livestock products sold was $637,
973 and included $7,069 for dairy
products, $78,920 for poultry and
poultry products, and 1551,984 for
livestock and livestock products.
The value of forest products sold
from the county's "farms was $43,-
525. ,.- - . .
Information on the value of farm
products sold is presented for each
county in a preliminary State re
port, copies of which may be pur
chased from the Bureau of the Cen
sus, Washington 25, D. C, at 10
cents each. .
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 1, 1956.
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J THE BIG BANp A 280 mm "atomic" cannon li fired on tbeast ranee at Fort 8111, Okla., to
'train crews and test weapons and crew for accuracy and speed. The long lanyard is pulled by the
r!d!er at the left on signal of the, officer with raised arm. This U1 the Armfs largest artillery piece.
. jly mobile despite Us 84-foot length. It will fire a shell to an effective range of 20 miles. .
7Ellace Baker, Jr.
Ann Rebecca Ferrell of Route 2,
Elizabeth City, and Wallace Baker,
Jr.. of Route 1. Belvidere were de
clared winners of the school bus
safety driving contest for this dis
trict conducted Tuesday at the Ma
ple Airstrip. .
Mrs. Alice E. Futrell, field rep
resentative for District .2, Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles and Cpl
R. A. Tripp of the Highway Patrol,
were in charge of the contest,
The winners will receive a tro
phy and will be given a free, trip to
Chapel Hill where they will com
pete against winners from the 29
other 'districts 'in North Carolina.
The tW State winners will be giv
en a "$500' scholarship each. ; U
"" Mrs: Fttfrell rpored"that there
was .much enthusiasm in the con
test with 22 contestants from the
seven counties in pne lstict-com-peting.
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Miss Ferrell, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. W..T. Ferrell, has fen
driving: a school bus., for CeftMal
school for two 'years and three
Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
lace Baker has been driving for
two years for Perquimans High
School, Miss Jean Long of Per
quimans High 'School was second
place winner in the girl drivers'
contest and Frank Locke, driver for
Buckland High School, was second
high for the boys,
Heeded For Local
. The Perquimans County Ground
Observer Corps is now an import
ant part of the defense'systenl of
the United States; all members are
responsible for the safety of people
in this area, it waa reported by
Billy White, qhief of the local post.
"This should increase the sense
of responsibility on ; the part of
those who have taken the time and
put forth the effort of becoming
a member of the G.O.C.," White
, . . .'
With the G.O.C., playing such an
important role in Civil Defense it
needs more and more volunteers'to
maintain the quick warning system,
Mr. White stated the local post is
in need of more members to re
lieve the present raster of mem
bers as to time served at the post.
He pointed out that illness, vaca
tions and', other matters- mk6 t'lt
necessary to have replacements for
members o( the pesi. .
.White .announced that' individuals
who can serve as a volunteer obser-
til midnight, Mondayi through Sun
day, fop(qnly tq hours eku0
maybe every two t weeks, shniild
contact hint 'or Mrs. Mkrior 'Swm
dell and volunteer their services.::
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT .
Lieut, and Mrs; Lucious C, Butt,
of Enid, Okla., announce the birth
of a daughter, Catherine 1 Lee, on
May 20, 1956. jtMrs. Butt is the
former Miss Frances Ann Rountree
of Hobbsville. - ,
Gi vem Htige Lead
By County Voters
Governor Luther Hodges, seeking
a full term in the Governor's chair.
was given a commanding majority
by Perquimans voters in the pri
mary election held last Saturday,
Unofficial returns tabulated SaturT
day night showed Hodges receiving
515 votes while his three oppon
ents garnered only 98. Harry
Stokely received a total of 53 votes
for the office while Tom Sawyer
polled 27 and C. E. Earle, Jr., re-
In the five-man 'irace; for the of
fice of Lieutenant Governor, Luther
t:- - t 1- - r, . i nnn -
c. oi nnarai receivea oo , voiipsci
AlonZa Edwards 138, Gurney Hood
45, J. V. Whitfield 28 and' Kidd
Senator Sam Erwin, Jr., seeking
re-election to the U. S. Senate, had
a total of 453" votes while his op
ponent, Marshall C. Kurfees got-89.
Y. L. Ballehtine had 423 votes
to 121 for Kermit Gray, in the race
for Commissioner of Agriculture.
Iri the contest for the office of
Commissioner of Insurance Charles
F. Gold, seeking re-electioh, receiv
ed 414 votes while his opponent,
John N, Frederick received 104.
The three-man race for the of
fice of Commissioner of Labor end
ed with the incumbent, Frank
Crane polling 242 votes to H. D.
Lambeth's 146 and James Farlow's
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The only local race in the pri
.mary centered around filling three
positions on the Board. of Education
and resulted in, the incumbents, D.
H. Eure, S. M. Long and George
Caddy receiving the nominations.
Herbert N. Nixon was the fourth
candidate in the contest. Votes re
ceived by the four wer.e Eure 398,
Long 385,. Caddy 461, Nixon 323.
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4-H Picnic Planned ; ?
For County Youth
A county-wide picnic for all 4-H
Club boys and- girls in the county
will be held on Friday, June 8, at
4:30 o'clock at Camp Perry. Mias
Nancy , Henderson, Assistant Home
Demonstration Agent, state'd that
all 4-H boys and girls are invited
to attend and there will, be lots of
food and fun for all." It will not be
necessary to bring food as this will
be provided'. , - v ' v .
Board Of Education
To Mteet Friday P. M.
The 'Perquimans Board of Edu
cation will meet Friday night at 8
'o'clock jn the office of the superin
tendent of 'Schools with a number
of important matter; to be consid
ered The Board is expected to
take action on approval of teachers
for r Perquimans .Training ' School
and pass upon other items pertain
ing to' the close of the present
'i BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. , Reed, Jr.,
announce the birth of a, son, Gary
Bryan, bom Monday, May 28, at
(the Albemarle Hospital.
New officers for the Hertford
Junior Chamber of Commerce were
installed at a dinner meeting, held
Wednesday night at the VFW Hall,
bV Bob Cox, State President of the
"Hilton M. White was inataHed as
president, succeeding Eldon Wins-
low. Other officers are Keith Has-
kett, vice president: William A
White, secretary; Ray Haskett,
treasurer; Charles Skinner, Jr.,
State Directors, and Edward Bar
ber, John Beers and Abner Wil-
, The meeting was presided over
by Eldon Winslow, outgoing presi
dent. Marion Swindell gave the
invocation. Following a barbecue
chicken dinner, Emory White gave
a short address of welcome. Jay
e'ee pins were awarded new mem
bers by James Divers and Henry
Stokes, Jr., presented pins to out
going members. '.''-.
Joe Conger, Jr., of Edenton, 10th
District Vice President, was intro
duced by Mr. Winslow, and he in
turn introduced Mr. Cox who con
ducted the installation service.
Levin Culpepper, past vice presi
dent of the 10th District, led the
group in repeating- the Jaycee
Creed which marked the close of
Special guests at the dinner were
the wives and girl friends of the
There will be a Guernsey Field
Day on the farm of Claretlce C.
Chappell, Jr., of Belvjdere on Fri
day, June 15. Part of this day
will be taken up with selecting of
milk' cows, dairy heifers and bulls.
Another part of the (Jay will be on
feeding and herd management with
a jtictgjng contest held as an added
attraction to the event. All men,
4-H and FFA boys are invited to
attend the day's activities. - Lunch
will be sold at the farm at a mini
mum1 price. , '
The Guernsey Cattle Association
will have a field representative and
Extension Service Dairy Specialist
wilL.be there and lead the discus
sions and the demonstrations which
will be held. All interested people
from adjoining counties are invited
to attend tbe day's activities, start
ing around 9:30 A. M.; This farm
ia located on the county line be
tween Chowan and Perquimans
conntie?,' ' 1 ' '
At Dinner meeting
Day Set June 15
At Channel! Fa
Of 1936 In Reunion
Here Last Saturday
The class of 1936 of Perquim
ans High School field a reunion in
the form Of a banquet, at noon on
Sunday, May 27, at the school cafe
teria.' A iplor scheme of blue and
gold was '.parried put in the decora
tions and floral arrangements.
O. C. Long gave the invocation.
Henry Stokes, Jr.. acted as toast
imaster and welcomed the other
members of the class. He road
portions of letters from class
mates who'' were unable to attend
the reunion. Members of the clas?
introduced their husband or wife
and told briefly of their families
and present location. F. T, John
son gave a few recollections of his
association with the class.
Mrs. Fannie Eure Hurdle, who
was class prophet in 1936, rn-read
the prophecy of their class nipht,
entitlecl "Twenty Years Hence" and
compared it with the members' ac
tual accomplishments. Mis. True
Newhy Reed, who was Class gift
orian, presented cifts to Mrs. Syble
Lamb Perry, who has the oldest
child; to Henry Stokes, who has the
youngest child; to Mrs. Mahle Spi
vey Keel who has the most chil
dren; to Roy Reed who traveled
the most miles attending the re
union, and to Haywood UmpMeit,
the mostly recently marrirn. Door
prizes were awarded to Mis Lil
lian Rae Perry Zaiosa and Mrs..
Ruth Nachman Stephenson. j
The Keel Sisters Trio entertain
ed with several musical selections.
The group, after making plans for
future reunions, sang the school
Attending the reunion were: Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Reed of Covington
Va.;' Mr. and Mrs. John Robert
Eure of Richmond, Va.; Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Whitney of Holland,
Va.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Perry of
Carrsville, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. How
ard' Godwin 'of Suffolk, Va.; Miss
Ruth Spivey; MrV ani Mrs". Robert
Wilder, Mr. and Mrs. Jim ,Hen
Continued on Page Six
Held Last Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Delilah
Monds Cartwright, who died early
Friday morning, were conducted on
Sunday afternoon at three o'clock
in the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church by
the Rev. Carl Chandler, pastor.
The church choir sang "The Old
Rugged Cross" and "What A
Friend We Have In Jesus," accom
panied at the piano by Mrs. Ernest
The casket was covered by a pall
of white carnations, white gladioli,
Easter lilies and fern. .
Pallbearers were Harmon Lowe,
William Lowe, A!llen Lowe,, Bruce
Lowe, Elton 'Albert Umphleft :amd.
Burial followed in the family
cemetery near Chappell's Hill.
Mrs. Cartwright was a native of
Chowan County but had lived on
Hertford. Route 2, for the past 33
years. She was the daughter of
the late Jeffries and Rebecca Lane
Monds and the widow of the late
Henry E. Cartwright and was one
of the oldest living members of Mt.
Sinai Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Lucy Lpwe of Hertford, Route
2, and Mrs. Ida Umphlett of South
Norfolk, Va.; six sons, Albert Cart
wright of Grandy, Henry Cart
wright of South Norfolk, Va., Os
car cartwright or Norfolk, va
George; Cartwright of Hertford,
Route 2, James Cartwright of Or
lando, Fla., and John 0. Smith of
Route 2, Hertford; two sisters,
Mrs. 'Sara Lane of Tyner and Mrs.
Nettie Dail of Center Hill; one
brother, Reil Monds of Portland,
Oregon; 27 grandchildren, several
great-grandchildren and nieces and
nephews. 1 .
Meet Next Monday
The Board, of County Commis
sioners will hold its- regular June
meeting next Monday, June 4, be
ginning at 10 A. M., in the Court
House, . Final; action on proposed
budget matters for the fiscal year.
beginning July 1, 1b expected to be
considered mivmir this meeting.
Fifty Four Sen
Wins 4-H Honors
' Miss Rachel Spivey has bee
chosen to represent the 4-H Club
girls of North Carolina at the l-H
Short Course at VPI, Blacksburg,
Va., June 18-23. She is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Spivey
of Route 3, Hertford.
Rachel has won many honors in
the 4-H Club, such as being State
winner in Room Improvement and
a trip to Chicago. It is by these
honors, that she has earned and
her entire record in 4-H work, that
she has been selected to represent
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To Open Tuesday
With Clio wan Here
The first round of -games in the
Albemarle Le'a'gile will get under
way next, Tuesday, June 5, with a
gamp being played in Hertford be
tween the Perquimans Indians and
Chowan. Game time is 8 o'clock.
The Indians will also play Cam
den in Hertford next week, play
ing the contest on Friday night.
Claude Brinn, business manager
for the local club, stated season
tickets for the 15 home games to
be played by the Indians are now
on sale and may be purchased at
a discount price. These tickets are
good for games played in Hertford
but will not be good for play-off
contests at the end of the season.
Hank Christgau, manager of the
Indians, reports the local team is
rounding into shape for the open
ing contest although the team will
riot be up to full strength until
some of the prospective players ar
rive home from college. Christgau
said the lOHfi Indian outfit will be
composed of many of the players
who performed here last season.
A. W. Hefren, president of the
eague, stated he is anticipating a
fine season for the league which
will operate under similar rules
used in the past two years. These
rules provide for each team to use
non-paid players, mainly of
Teams making up the league this
season include the Indians, Cam
den, Elizabeth City, Chowan
rain and Williamston.
T jffht Docket In
A light docket, consisting of only
four cases, was disposed of in Per
quimans Recorder's Court here last
Herman Jones entered a plea of
guilty to charges of speeding and
paid the costs of court.
, Furman Brickhouse, Negro, was
fined $10 and costs after he entered
a plea of guilty to a charge of as
sault. ; ' . .
Herman Maynes, Negro, was
found guilty on a charge of assault
with a. .deadly weapon. He was or
dered to' pay a fine of $25 and the
sum of '$18,150 for a hospital bill
incurred by Fred Rountree, Ne
gro. .;. -
,A sentence of one day in jail was
handed down in the case in which
George Davenport, Negro, was
found not guilty nn a charge of
reckless driving hut guilty of re
sistw an officer, '
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5 Cents Per Copy
Closing exercises at Perquimans
High School for the current school
term were concluded Tuesday night
when 56 members of the graduating
class were awarded diplomas by J.
Edgar Morris, chairman of the
Board of Education.
The commencement program was
conducted by,, members of the
graduating rlass, Jesse Ray Mans
field, Judy Winslow, Lois Violet
Winslow, Wallace Baker and LaRue
Following presentation of the
diplomas, E. C. Woodard, principal,
announced the winners of a number
of awards and medals and present
ed these to the hnnorees. Judy
Winslow was the winner of the
chief medal for scholarship and
achievement; sportsmanship medals
went to Barbara Jean Russell and
Julian Howell; activity medals to
Bobby Matthews and Jo Pat
Stokes; citizenship medals were
awarded to Katherine Sawyer and
Charles Whedhee; dramatic awards
were won by Jesse Ray Mansfield
and Annie Reed Stokely; outstand
ing undergraduate student was Ed
gar Fields; debate medals were
won by Bobby Matthews, Jean Ed
wards, Mable Keel and Rachael
Spivey; Lois Violet Wiiislw won
the medal for outstanding work in
journalism; Wallace Baker receiv
ed the award for being most valu- '
able to Student Council; Ray Win-
slow was awarded a medal, present
ed by Mrs. B. G. Koonce, for the
highest grades; BPW Club com
mercial medal was won by Annie
Lou Lane; Joe Roger3on won the
Buck Plaque awarded for outstan--ing
work in Agriculture; Joseph
Proctor won the William C. Chap
pell award for highest grades in
Agriculture in-the freshman class.
Jesse Ray, Mansfield w'on the De
Kalk award for excellence in agri
culture: The (school held eight, fcrada. pro
motion exercises on Wednesday
morning during which perfect at- :
tendance certificates were present
ed and awards made to graduating
athletes and cheerleaders. Lions
Club pins were also awarded to
school bus drivers.
A new farm law, signed this
week by the President, is expected
to help bolster sagging farm pric
es, according to reports from
Washington, The law retains many
of the sections previously used for
the farm program and also in
cludes a new proposal incorporat
ing a soil bank aimed at taking
land out of production, as a means
in cutting down surplus commodi
ties. Incomplete returns from the
Florida primary, held Tuesday,
showed Senator Kefauver holding
a slight lead over Adlai Stevenson
for the presidential nomination on
tne democratic ticKet. Keports
stated Stevenson was expected to
overcome this lead when all reports
were complete. These two lead
ing candidates are now in Cali
fornia bidding for delegates from
that state, the last big primary
prior to the party convention.
Top Russian leaders will not be
invited to visit the United States,
at least not for the present time,
it was reported from Washington
this week. A decision was reach
ed among U, S. officials following
hints by the Russians seeking an
invitation. , .
Three major bflls pertaining" to
foreign aid, a federal highway pro
gram and changes in social securi
ty laws are expected to receive at
tention from Congress prior to ad
journment in July. Congressional
leaders say new laws on these sub
jects will be enacted before Con
gress adjourns. : . ' ' ' ; .
Mr. and Mrs, Emmett Landing
announce the birth of a son, Em
mett Eugene Landing, Jr., born
May 22 at the -Albemarle Hospi- '
tal Mrs. Landing and son return
ed home Saturday and are gettirg '
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