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Volume XXIII. Number 23.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 8, 1956.
5 Cents Per Cody
County Applies For
Of $300,505 Voted
Funds To Compl
WORST SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED Harried citizens con
vinced of the omnipotence of the tax collector will be horrified
'- to know that the girl peering from the mail collection rack,
: above, is an Internal Revenue Service employe. Margie Spencer,
who works for the Internal Revenue department in Indian
apolis, Ind., is appearing in a strictly unofficial capacity. She's
posing to emphasize attractiveness of Uncle Sam's new mail
I . collection racxs ana is not scrounging ine mans ior late tax
.Ty returns. Citizens perform first steps in mail 'sorting operations
oy depositing air ana special aeuvery matter at leu; oui-oi-town
flrsUclass mail goes at right and local letters drop on
top of Margie's head.
' - lf -r r nrimg, jmuuumi if
Rules Adopted By
Rules and regulations pertaining
to assignment of pupils to Per
quimans County Schools, in compli
ance with State Statutes enacted
by the 1955 General Assembly,
were adopted by the Board of Edu
cation during a meeting held hero
last Friday night
. The Board approved the election
ot: teachers for Perquimans Train
in' School and filled three vaean-
i it. a,. Central .Granvmar School
and one vacancy at jrerquimans
Teachers for the1 next term nt
"); Perquimans Training School will be
' R. L. Kingsbury, principal, Miss
Vyvian Harris, King A. Williams,
Mrs. Johnsie Privott. Mrs. Mable
Stroud, Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, W.
J. Thompson, Mrs, Lona G. Wilson,
Mrs. Cora Washington, Mrs. Ruth
Harrison, Mrs. Addie HoffW, Mrs.
Jennie S. Thompson, G. N. Reid, H.
E, Daughtrey, Miss Doris Jennings,
Mrs. Mary Newby,' Mrs. M:iry E.
James, Mrs. Idonia Rogerson, Mrs.
Wealthea Mardre, Mrs. Letitia G.
Lessane, Mrs., Edna Zachary, Miss
Myrtle Felfon, Mrs, A. E. Simons,
Mrs. . Rosa Newby, Mrs. Harrett
Winslow and Mrs. Rosa E, Lowe.
Teachers approved for filling va
cancies at the Central Grammar'
- School -were Mrs. Mary-C. White,
' first grade; Miss Ruth Boyce, 3rd
grade, and Mrs.. Helen Winslow,
." 6th grade. ' , '. ', ; ,
, The ' election of Mrs. ' Elizabeth
Skipsey as teacher at Perquimans
y High School was also approved. -.
The' Board of Education voted to
. comply strictly with the state law
with reference to entrance. age for
first grade pupils. .This law sets
i' out that av pupil must be six years
- of age prior to October 15 to be
' eligible for admission to school.
Children who become six years of
age after October 15 must wait un
til the following school year to en
ter the first grade.
A schedule of repair work, to be
carried out at the various schools
. in the county, during the coming
. summer months, was adopted by
the board, and the superintendent
v was instructed to proceed with this
i, A tentative budget for the 1956-
- 1 57 school year, subject to final ap
proval of the - Board of .County
Commissioners was adopted during
the meeting. The budget calls for
expenditures totaling $70,565,000
for the year. ; i S'iV. ;;;v
U.S. Marine Corps
Thomas B. Sumner Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. T., B. Sumner, of
' Hertford, was commissioned as a
, Second, Lieutenant, In the V' S. Ma
rin Corps, following commence
ment xercise at Puke University
last Monday during which Sumner
-reoeived a. Bachelor Of Art de-' justment allowance, 14, and mis--."e
as onn of the graduates, L1 . Cellaneous, 131., . -
Alonza C. Edwards, second high
man in the state election for the
office of Lieutenant Governor, is
still undecided-about calling for a
runoff election between himself
and. Luther Bainhardt, who led the
licEet " ut the' primary on ' May 26.
A decision may be announced this
week following the official canvass
of the first primary votes.
. Adlai Stevenson apparently se
cured the' California delegates in
the election there Tuesday in hisi$6j60o; Beech Springs, $4,000; Low
bid for the Democratic presidential
race. Kefauver trailed Stevenson
Political , forecasters write these
two top candidates have possibly
lost ground by tactics ljsed in var
ious primaries in which they con
tested each other for state dele
gates. The dopesters state the
Democratic convention may be
deadlocked with a dark-horse
emerging as the winner.
Boston police and FBI men un
covered part of the million dollar
loot stolen in the Brink robbery in
1950 when a man arrested in Bal
timore gave police information on
the hiding place of about $100,000
of the money. The Boston author!
ties found the cash hidden behind
a wall in a Boston house.
A special session of the General
Assembly has been called for July
23, at which time the Legislators
are expected to study and prepare
legislation pertaining to the state
school system. ' Governor Hodges
issued the call for the' special ses
sion last week.
- A report from Moscow this week
said Joseph Stalin was in the
midst of planning another purge
of to Soviet officials at the time
of his death. Communist Leader
Khrushchev is reported as the
source of the report and Washing
ton officials state 'the announce
ment may be further efforts by the
present Russian leaders to down
grade the former dictator.
Service Officer .
Gives Annual Report
, A report filed with the County
Commissioners this week by C. C.
Banks, Perquimans County Veteran
iryice., Officer, showed. the office
handled a total of 1,076 calls dur
ing th8 past ,year.,"!;)-n4:'v"-';
According to -the report the of
fice received 154 letters, mailed out
207 letters, made 72 phone calls, 26
field trips, held 194 interviews, had
the following inquiries: on' educa
tion, 17; on the job training, 28;
compensation and pension, 67; in
surance, 21; farmer training, 39;
burial benefits, 12; legal . advice,
8; out patient treatment, 27; read-
' Perquimans, County, through the
Board of County Commissioners
acting to relieve stream drainage
conditions resulting from hurri
canes which struck . this area last
fall, has made application to State
and Federal Civil Defense Authori
ty for funds totaling $188,414,00
to carry out a drainage program
within the county, which will re
lieve the condition and expedite the
flow of water through creeks and
rivers of the county,
A bill appropriating the sum of
six million dollars, for this' pro
gram in some 30 counties in North
eastern North Carolina, has been
given approval by the House and
isnow being considered by the
U. S. Senate.
The local program, worked up by
the county department of Conser
vation headed by Soil Conservation
ist F. A. McGoogan, calls for clear
ing the creeks, swamps and rivers
at 15 locat'ons in Perquimans.
The applierfon sets forth fie
need to cle-ir the streams of brok
en logs, trees and other debris
which now clogs the drainage sys
tem of the county. It is estimat
ed $170,000 has been expended by
farmers and landowners in recent
years in attempts to relieve the
situation but the hurricanes last
fall brought about conditions which
makes its imperative for additional
work to be carried out, if the drain
age system is to be maintained.
The application for aid, submit
ted by Perquimans County, has the
approval and recommendation of
the local Soil Conservation Commit
tee, the Perquimans Disaster Com
mittee and the Health Department.
The 15 projects, for which the
county is seeking funds to cover
the work program are: Bright's
Mill Pond, $30,200; Bagley Swamp,
$7,900: Deen Creek j $13.80O:iReth-
etiCrkilSiWo; Cri"ftn ',
$$,9010; Sutton's- Creek, $18,600;
Burnt Mill Creek, $21,350; Bear
Swamp, $35,000; Yeopim Creek,
$8,200; Perquimans River, $30,000;
White's Mill Pond, $22,000; Skin
ner's Creek, $12,850; Muddy Creek,
Ground Creek, $3,200.
Gl Home Loans
Veterans in rural areas seeking
GI home loans who. are turned
down by local lenders should ap
ply direct to Veterans Administra
tion regional offices rather than to
Voluntary Home Mortgage Credit
Program (VHMCP) regional com-,
mittees, VA has announced.
- This suggestion is made, VA
said, in order to speed up direct
VA loan processing and to set up
a priority system for veterans who
are unable ,to secure VA-guaran-teed
GI loans from private lenders
Previously, veterans seeking GI
home loans were being referred di
rect to VHMCP regional commit
tees so that these committees might
be able to assist in securing pri
vate GI mortgage financing- for
World War II and Korean conflict
period veterans living in remote
areas and small communities.
Veterans applying to VA will be
tion. VA then will put their names
on ay register so that a follow-up
sent to VHMCP home loan applica-
may he made and a. priority estab
lished for the individual veteran.
Should the VHMCP committees
be unable to provide regular GI fi
nancing for homes from private
lenders, the veterans -then can ap
ply to VA for a direct government
loan. ;. : . ';. '
Loans secured from private lend
ers through t h e facilities of
VEfMCP regional committees will
be guaranteed" loans bearing' the
same interest rates as VA direct
loans 4 H per cent per annum.
Recently, VA took another im
portant step in speeding up the
process of getting mortgage fi
nancing for veterans living in rural
areas by cutting the time for refer
ring direct loans applications to
VHMCP regional committees. ;
These committees now have 20
'working days instead of 45 calen
dar days, as was the previous pro
cedure,' in Which to secure loan
commitments from, private lendeis.'
Change Made For
For Chowan (!:b
Graduation exercises were held
at Chowan High School Wednesday
night of last week when Drv E, J.
Carter of East Carolina 'College
was the principal speaker. . ' '
Dr. Carter, who was introduced
by Superintendent W. J. Taylor,
emphasized the importance of th
graduates in considering not only
their vacation, but in choosing a
wife and deciding just what type of
person each desired to be, " To be
successful and happy, he recom
mended serving God in every walk
Jeanette Bunch, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Bunch, was present
ed the Rotary cup, while other
awards went to the following:
Bus drivers, Joe Privott and Cal
vin Davis; current events, Joe Hol
lowell; commercial awards, Barbara
Bunch, junior bookkeeping; Emma
Lou Harrell, senior typing; Jean
ette Bunch, senior bookkeeping;
Joe Privott, junior typing; four
year activities award, Stuart Holr
lowell; Mitchener science cup, Wal
lace Evans; freshman cup, Jejrry
White; FHA cup, Jean Peele; home
economics, Frances Chappell; FFA
cup, Wallace Evans; agricultural
award, Carroll Peele; citizenship
award, high school, Bernie Baker;
fifth-sixth-seventh grades, Bobby
Chappell; eighth grade, Foye Ober;
outstanding history, Bernard Dav
is; valedictorian medal, Nellie Las-
siter; salutatorian irtedal, Jeanette
Bunch. ' ' -i ; i' :'
fc. Principal - Rl H.: Copeland re-
sented diplomas to the following:
Marlene Bass, Jeanette Bunch, Jud
ith Knight, Thelma Lane, Nellie
Lassiter, Rubie McClenney; Earlene
Parks, David ' Bateman', Wallace
Evans, Stuart Hollowell, Sidney
Perry, Carolyn BunchJ5'Emma Lou
Harrell, Carolyn Lane, Vida Lane,
Virginia Lassiter, Mary Louise
Nixon, Jeanette Privott, Dallas
Bunch, Billy Goodwin and James
59 Local Students
Complete Course In
Driver education, including class
room and behind the wheel instruc
tion, was given to 59 high, school
students in Perquimans County this
year. This instruction was given
by well qualified teachers, both at
Perquimans High School and Per
quimans Training School.
Lars for use in the classes were
made available through the Hollo
well Chevrolet Company and Wln-
sloW-BIanchard Motor Company of
V The excellent safety record of
county school bus drivers is in part
due to the fine training they re
ceived in learning to drive the safe
and correct way.
The parents of these 59 students
can have their automobile insurance
premiums reduced ten per cent by
informing the insurance company
of the fact that these drivers com
pleted a course in driver education.
Town Board Meets
Next Monday Night
- The Board of Commissioners' for
the Town of Hertford will hold its
regular June meeting next Monday
night at the Municipal Building in
Hertford. . - .
NO SERVICES SUNDAY
The 11 A. M., preaching services
at Holy Trinity Church in Hertford
will be cancelled Sunday, June 10
while the rector, the Rev. Paul
Shultz, will be holding services at
Nags Head. Church school will be
conducted as usual. Mr. Shultz al
so announced work has begun on
nainting of the" chnreh in Hert
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FRIENDLY PEEK Skyline of lower Manhattan as seen
through a submarine's periscope provides spine-chilling food
for thought: What if it were being seen by an enemy sub
marine commander? The camera took this friendly peek at
New York City from control room of the nation's first atomic
submarine, USS Nautilus, as she visited New York harbor for
the first time. Deadliest sub in the world was surfaced at time
picture was taken.
Indians Score Win
In League Opener
From Chowan Nine
Local Farm Bureau
Gas Tax Blanks
The Perquimans County Farm
Bureau is sending Federal gas tax
refund applications to all farmers
in Perquimans County. This is the
project that the National Farm
Bureau has been working on for
several years wjth the idea that
the, gas used; for non-highway pur
poses should be tax free' as far as
the highway tax is concerned. At
the present time the tax refund is
2c per gallon but if the new high
way bill is passed that is now pend
ing in Congress there will be an ad
ditional lc per gallon used on the
These applications are very easy
to fill out with the only thinpr ne
cessary being to know the number
of gallons used between January,
1956 and June 30, 1966. This ap
plication covers a period of six
months but hereafter it will cover
a period of one year July 1st to
June 30th the following year.
"If our farmers take advantage
of this tax refund it will mean
mucji money paid back to the farm
ers of Perquimans County," stated
R. M. Thompson, County Agent. '
Eight cases were disposed of by
the Perquimans Recorder's Court
during the session held here last
Tuesday before Judge Chas. E.
Johnson, and one case, that of Joe
T. White, charged with reckless
driving was moved up to Superior
Court when the defendant request
ed a trial by jury.
Four defendants, Joseph Copper
smith, Louis Cunningham, Y. Z.
Foss and James Copeland, entered
pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing., and each paid the costs of
,' William Modlin, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of is
suing a. worthless check. He was
sentenced to jail for 30 days, sen
tence to be suspended1 upon pay
ment f" a fine of $25 and costs.
Modlin was ordered to serve a 30
day sentence, imposed in a previous
case after he had failed to comply
with the judgment of the court.
A-fine of $100 and costs was
taxed against Earle Merrill,, who,
submitted to a charge of driving
A verdict of not guilty was re
turned in the case in which Gar
land McDonald was charged with
ROTARIANS TO MEET
The Hertford Rotary Club will
meet Tuesday evening- at 6:15
o'clock at Hotel Hertford
Eight Cases Heard
By Recorder Judge
Rig Paul Matthews pitched the
Perquimans Indians to an 8-3 vic
j tory over Chowan in the opening
j game , of the Albemarle League
piayea nere i uesnay niKnt aetoiv
?, fair-sized crowd of hasehall
A. W. Hefren, president . f the
league, welcomed the players and
fans to the opening of the league
season and expressed the hope fan
and players alike will have a mist
enjoyable season. He urged local
fans to back the Indians by attend
ing every home. game.
. The opening; contest here w.is a
pitching duel between Mt ,iev.
and Lil'ley, of Chowan, with Mat
thews gaining the edge through ex
tra hitting power on the part of
his teammates. Matthews fanned
14 Chowan batters while Lillcy
struck out 13 Indians. Matthew.;
gave up five hits, walked one and
the Indians committed four error?.
Lilley gave up nine hits and walk
ed eight. His team made five er
rors. Carver and Pierce led the Indians
in batting. Carver had a triple
and two singles while Pierce bang
ed out three singles. Ted Chap
pell got a triple and Hunter and
Morris each had singles.
Manager Hank Christgau's start
ing lineup was Morris at short,
Pierce, second base; Allan Wins
low, left field; Hunter, third;
Whitham, right field; Matthews,
pitcher; Ted Chappell, center field;
Carver, catcher, and Gene Phillips,
I first base. Ii. reserve he had Ver-
Inon White, pitcher; I'ete Matthews,
catcher, and Philip Trueblood, in-
The Indians scored once in the
third, fourth, sixth and eighth in
nings and tallied four runs in the
seventh. Chowan scored all three
runs in the eighth on three hits
and two errors by Perquimans.
Friday night the Indians will
play Camden in Hertford and the
schedule next week calls for Peis
ouimans to play at Camden Tues
day night. At Willinmston Thurs
day, with Williamston in Hertford
on Friday night.
Operation "mosquito control"
will get underway in Hertford the
latter part of this week, it was
announced by Mayor V. N. Dar
den, who stated equipment, secured
last year for the purpose of com
batting the local mosquito condi
tion, is being readied for use dur
ing the coming months.
"The Town will carry out a
scheduled operation beginning this
week . and continuing through the
summer to relieve the nuisance and
health problem brought about by
mosquitoes," the Mayor said.
' The community will be sprayed
with insecticide at least once each
week and more 'often if needed, in
order to exterminate mosquitoes in
j County Asks Bids
From Oil Dealers
Sealeds bids for furnishing Per
quimans County with fuel oil for
the fiscal year beginning July 1,
1956, will be received by the Board
of Commissioners at their meet-
ing on July 2, it was renorted M-
lowincr the Board mectine here last
Monday. Fuel oil dealers are in- sionel's Ret county tax rate at
vited to submit bids for both fuel'1'65 Per hun(h-ed dollar valuation.
oil and kerosene to be i;sed by the
County from July 1 to June 30,
The Board also approved a con
tract with the R. E. Aiken, Jr.,
Company of Elizabeth City to' audit
the county books for the year 1955
fifi. C. C R-.inks was reappointed as
Countv Si-v 'rce OffiY.-r for a per' ;d
of one year.
During the meeting Monday the
Board also i.;iproved proposals j'or
minor rr-i-alis to hr made at the
Morgan I'wnx'ing Home and to the
office of the Board of Education.
Rites Held Sunday
For RosserL Webb
L. Rosser Webb, 81, prominent
farmer of New Hope, died at the
Albemarle Hospital Friday night at
9:24 o'clock after a long illness.
He was the son of the late John
and Susan Rebecca Sutton Webb
and a native and lifelong resident
of New Hope.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Je
rola Gregory Webb; three sons,
Percy L., T. DeWitt and R. Greg
ory Webb of Norfolk; five daugh
ters, Miss Susan Rebecca and Miss
Mary Webb of Eliiabvth City, Mrr.
.Penny W. Neary of Larchmont. N.
Y.. Mrs. Trixie W. Deese of Vir
ginia Beach and Mrs. Paul R.
Malth of Miami, Fla.; two brothers,
S. D. and S. G. Banks of Perquim
ans. Funeral services were conducted
Sunday at 4 P. M., at the New
Hope Methodist Church by the Rev.
K. R. Meekins.
Pallbearers were Melvin Colson,
Irvin Turner, John Hurdle, Robert
ltobbins, Fenton Eure and R. L.
Spivcy. Rurial was in the church
Five Forest Fires:
Caused Small Loss
Perquimans County experienced
only five forest fires during the 11
months period from July 1, 1955
through May 30, 1956, resulting in
losses of only $39, it was reported
Monday to the Board of County
Commissioners by Lewis H. Stall
ings, County Forest Ranger.
In his report Mr. Stallings said
the five fires burned 15 acres with
estimated damages being $39,
which was considerably below fig
ures for the previous year. Stall
ings said this good report was due.
in part, to favorable weather con
ditions which existed during the
time covered by the report. Or
ganized prevention activities also
played a part in keeping forest
fires at a minimum.
The report also stated the local ,
forestry division had replaced a
tractor, used in fighting fires, dur
ing the year and installed a two
way radio on the new machine to
increase efficiency in operations.
Mr. Stallings reported a field
kitchen has been added to the
equipment of the division and can
provide fire fighters with hot
meals while these men are engaged
in fire lines.
, He reported necessary mainten
ance was given to the fire tower
and grounds, located on Highway
17, to keep the property in first
class condition. : :
( The report expressed apprecia
tion to individuals, private and pub
lic agencies for valuable assistance
Higher costs-of local govern
ment is reflected in the tentative
budget adopted for Perquimans
County for the 12 month period .
beginning July 1 at a meeting jot
the Board of County Commission
ers held last Monday. In adopting
the tentative budget, on which final
approval is expected at the July.
. meeting of the Board, the Commi
I the same as last year
The proposed budget, published
elsewhere in this issue of The
Weekly, calls for expenditures to
taling $301,505.00, an increase of
$9,778 over the last fiscal bud
get. Income sources, other than ad
valorem taxes, will be sufficient for
the county to increase the budget
by this amount without an increase
i in the tax rate.
Allocations to the various depart
ments making up the general coun
ty fund for salaries, supplies,
equipment, and other expenses are
as follows: County Commission-
ers, $4,225; Tax listing. $2,600;
Sheriff's Department, $3,800; Elec
tions, $800; County Accountant.
$2,200; Treasurer, $700; Court
House, grounds and jail, $5,230;
Register of Deeds, $1,100; Health
and Coroner, $3,295; Farm Agent.
$7,116; Home Agent, $3,740; Dis
trict Health Department, $7,785;
Superior Court, $3,000; Clerk Su
perior Court, $1,200; Recorder's
Court, $6,675; Blind, $1,278; F.S.A..
$300; Conservation, $1,920; Libra
ry, $4,600; Veterans Officer, $1.
200; total, $62,764.
Allocations for the Poor Fund
call for expenditures amounting to
Expenditures totaling $40,000
has been allocated for Debt Sendee
from which the county will pay off
$24,000 in bonds and $13,937.50 in
interest during the year and Sher
iff's commissions amounting to
The county school system . will
operate on a budget of $20,565
from which $29,600 will come from
taxation and the remainder will be
received from sources other thaii ;
ad valorem taxation. f.
The overall welfare budget for
the county amounting to $118,474
will require $13,600 fro.v .-'.el valor
em taxation with the n ini.inintf
sum being received through State,
and Federal aid and surplus.
rendered the department during the
year in maintaining the fire pre
Cancer Crusade r
Short Of Quota
An urgent appeal was made
Wednesday to everyone in Perquim-,
ans who has not already contribut
ed to mail or bring their contribu
tion to Mrs. Elton Hurdle or to
Mrs. F. A. McGoogan at the Hert
ford Banking Company, in order
to bring the crusade within the f 1,
According lo the treasurer's re
port only $652.96 has been turned
in. However, there are several
volunteer workers who have not yot
reported. These workers are asked
to complete their assigned work
as soon as possible and report to
Mrs. McGoogan or Mrs. Hurile. ,
Mrs. Hurdle praised those al
ready reporting say they had done
a good job, many under hardships
at home, but they took the time to
join in the fight to conquer cancer.
Let's fight cancer with a checV
and a checkup!
MASONS TO MEET ,
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
No. 106, A. F, & A. M will ineefr
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. ... All
members arc urged to be present,''