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Farmers' Day To
.. ..a have oeen' 'announced for
i'..r-rving the 450th' birthday anni
v -y ofn,,the'jBetfelt Baptist
CLjrch (jMhet Bethel community in
rerqoiii.ans Ctxinty.The celebra-'
tion is scheduled to take place Sun
day, August 26. i
1 A-wonderful program has been
planned for the occasion, ;. The day
will begin with registration frem
9:45 to 10:15 A. M. 1 A "devotion led
by the Rev. T. C. Keaton will pre
cede a song service to be led y
the 'pastor,, the. Rev. Phil H.'. Quid
ley. After the song service, the,
Rev. G. M. Singletary, Association
al Missionary for the Chowan As
sociation, wjjl teach the Sunday
School lesson 'in' unison. Primary
and beginner pupils will have their
Tegular classes at this time.'"? r
; Regular morning worship will bp
gin at 11:30 o'clock. '.'Onward
Christian Soldiers", arranged "by
W. H. Jude, will be sung' by the
church -choir. Following this, Mrs.
Mattie Macon Gardner will .bring
the message of the hour. Mrs.
Gardner is a past member of the
Hertford " Church and for some
years was a missionary to China.
: , At the close of the morning mes
sage by Mrs. Gardner, special mus
ic will.be rendered by the Hertford
male chorus under the direction of
he Rev. James O. Mattox. -
After the morning service, dinner
will.be on the church grounds. This
will be a period for getting ac
quainted and renewing old friend
ships. All friends of the church, I
Y . ... .. . lion September 14 with a contest at
past members, fellow Baptists and j
ft .. . .. . . Churchland, Va., it was announced
the public are cordially invited to.,, , , . , . . .
imLm ifk n-rt,.. ' -ltM week by E. C. Woodard, school
this their 150th year. : J principal." - ' j Unity was the theme of the na-
v An- afternoon fellowship service! In preparation for this schedule t Democratic cemvention, meet
wM begin at 2 o'clock.tThe ReV.1IuPnTr1befn, ,00B" prCt"'ing in Chicago forthe purpose of
Vivian Evans, the only minister or
dained from the church, wili bring
S devotion which is to bp followed
by greetings from sister (churches
ir tt ' .v . . T . ...1
quest speaKer for the service will
bi the Rev, 3. 'i'. By'rum, a former
pastor of the church. Special mus
ic and a recognition service is also
planned for the afternoon service.
I The afternoon, service will dis
miss at. 4 o'clock and revival' ser
vices will begin at 7:45 o'clock in
the ; evening. A 45-minute song
service,, will precede each message
of -the week.; The guest for Sun
day evening will be the1 Rev. G. M.
Singletary. The Rev; W.- B,
Sprinkle of Asheville,! Ml bring
the message each evening begin
ning; on Monday, August 27 and
continuing through Sunday, Sep
tember 2. At 3 o'clock each after
noon Mr. Sprinkle will conduct a
Bible study at the church. All. are
invited to come and fellowship with
the church whenever possible. '
; I?r. William A. Hoggard, ,75-
, year-old Perquimans County phyi
sician,' was reported id fairly good
condition at Albemarle .. Hospital
.Tuesday following art automobile
accident Sunday night' in Which he
; and two others persons suffered
injuries.' 1 .
, Dr. Haggard suffered two brok
en ribs ' and ' 'lacerations Of the
i month when his ear was involved
in a head-on collision' with an au-
t i driven by Gladys. ' Odel Smith,
I ;ro of "Norfolk Va., near the
" "Dan Service Station at Wood-
A'so injured were 'Do' j' a
. -i it Negrots, Tr-e
, i.i k car driven t e
i. toia were teat , 1 t' e
'al for lacerations 1 t'a-
i" d.' ' ' I " ' '
! ' hway Patrolman B. R.'Iriscoe
- jtii"-;,at'd th acci'hnt along
i I . jlman W. I . I ." ".k, said
e v 4 is clip-; ! '. operat-
1 1 v." 's wi.o-; j r driv.
1 , and htr . md is
a','"-" ' 'On' to
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SAILORS CO DOWNSTAIRS"-They do. It they're as
. signed to the Nautilus, Uncle Sam's first submarine powered
by atomic fuel. ; Old salts shudder at the substitution of
."downstairs" for "below," but the term is .appropriate when
' applied to the nine-step stairway leading from conning tower
' to divimt control compartment
Ten Grid Contests
For Coming Season
Perquimans High School will
playq a 10-game football schedule
during the 1956 season, starting
at the local school on Wednesday of
this week, and will hold two prac
tice sessions daily between now and
th opening of school next month.
IdKfl RMinn riurih PprrV al the
1968 season Coach Perry" said the
team is (expected to be better than
last year, although .he faces of job
of filling a number of holes left in
last year's teams because of the
graduation of seven key players.
Lost through graduation route were
Williams, Bray, White, Matthews,
Brown and Umphlett; all linesmen
and Pierce from the backfield. '
The coach said he will build this
year's starting team around vet
erans Johnny Miller, Hazel Mat-
"' JM'"' ""i"5' V"'11,B 'mu
Bull, xuiiiiiijr iiiatuicwD, caoe itvuir
tree and Charles Whedbee.
Some 40 candidates for the team
reported for the practice last Wed
nesday, which consisted mainly of
issuing of equipment ami discuss-
Ihg plana for the pre-school drill
sessions. Coach Perry said he will
try to. hold a practice session each
afternoon and evening for the next
three weeks, conditioning the.bys
for strenuous practice after school
opens., He said this year's team
shapes ' up .fairly well with excep
tion of, the guard and center po-
sitionfj which are wide open for the
player showing the best ability in
Th schedule for the season was
released as follows:,
'September 14 At .Churchland.
1 September 21 At Ahoskie.
September 28 Tarboco, here.
jOctober 5 At Plymouth.
s. 'October 12 Williamston, here.
: October 19 Edenton, here.
October 26-At Manteo. .
' November 2 At Spring Hope,
November 9 Elizabeth City,
November 16 Morehead City,
Ntnstfs Two Teachers
' irmbdni ?vt. J the ? Perquimans
H''i School committee met. Thurs.
& y Ti.to ot last week hnd elected
t 9 teacher to the. school faculty
for1 '0ie"19567 school term. Mrs.
Ahne'Nowell was named to fill the
vacancy as science teacher and Mrs.
J. W. Dillon was elected as teach
er of one section of the eighth
grade. . ' '
Mrs. Nowell will succeed H. H.
Gurfcin as science teacher while
r-j. Dillon will fill the vacancy
lO by IIIss tlllwyn Denton.
3 to r.:i2T
selecting candidates for the office
of President . and Vice President.
Governor Frank Clement,. Tennes
se4 seemingly set the procedure in
hhJJkeynottf arfdreSS'St jthe;'cuitenj
tioii Monday night Dopesters had
predicted possible floor fights over
seating of delegates from, several
states but this problem evaporated
Tuesday when the convention pass
ed the credential committee report.
Reports from Chicago up to Wed
nesday morning pointed, tpward a
near-stalemate in the selection of
the presidential candidate. Adlui
Stevenson was far out in front in
'the race but still lacked sufficient
delegates to win the place on the
first ballot. . Delegations backing
favorite sons held the balance of
power and the reports said predic
tions as to the nominee would be
hard to make prior to the balloting
scheduled to start Thursday.
' Meanwhile in San Francisco, the
Republican party leaders were ga
thering in preparation for the GOP
convention which will open there
Monday night All reports point
toward the Republicans nominating
President Eisenhower by acclama
tion and naming Vice President!
Nixon as his running mate.. An ef
fort being made to replace Nixon
on the GOP ticket apparently is
bogging down from lack, of sup
port on the part of professional
A hurricane threat, to the coast
diminished Tuesday when Betsy,
second hurricane of the season, was
reported by weather bureau experts
to be veering away from the main
land of the U. S.) and headed, in a
northerly direction. The storm, at
first, was expected to hit, the Flor
ida coast but stopped some 250
miles at sea and turned to a north
ern direction. Betsy caused mil
lions of dollars worth of damage
to. islands east of Florida. The
weather bureau reported suspicions
of. another storm brewing, in the
area where Betsy developed and
said a close witch is being made
of the new disturbance. (
' : Diplomats are meeting in Lon
don in preparation for a, conference
over the Suez Canal but a number
of -.the- principals, will be absent
Nasser of Egypt announced he will
not attend the conference but re'
ports indicate Britain. France and
the United States will attempt to
work out an agreement acceptable
to Egypt which will guarantee free
dom" of the canal to all, nations.
Meanwhile, . Britain ia 'proceeding
with military plans to force the
issue in the event Egypt does' not
cor-a to a-reee' ' t-rtrs over the
c - ay. .
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.TnaHiu 7.athttrv. Nirm. rharroi
with 'jbrwkiiigl'and entering the kf Tuesday Nlght!i
store jof Joseph? Spruill, Negwjf , , J : t:
waived prelimWarj? hearing befojreV nnw itt W'ttnr''
Recorder Chas. E.' Johnson here on
Tuesday morning. He was bound
over for trial at the November term
of Superior Court. Zachaiy was
placed under arrest orl the charge
by Police Officer M. G. Owens.
The defendant was released from
custody on a bond of $300.
Other cases disposed of during
the court session this week includ
ed that of Brooks Lewis who sub
mitted to a charge of speeding and
paid the costs of court. ' William
Bray, Jr., was ordered to pay a
fine of $15 and costs after plead
ing guilty to charges of speeding.
Zane. Bunch, a high school stop
dent, entered a plea of guilty ' to
a charge of reckless driving.. He
was ordered to submit to the court
a 300-word theme on the subject of
"The Folly of Reckless Driving."
A verdict of not gujlty was re
turned in the case in which Charlie
Chambers, Negro, was charged with
Thomas Taylor, Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of driving with'
out a license. He was ordered to
pay a fine of $25 and costs,
Costs of court were taxed against
Philip Jackson who submitted . to
n charge of failing to dim the
lights on his car. .
Thomas Archer, Negro, charged
with driving without a license was.
ordered to pay a fine of $25 and
costs of court, and on a charge of
non-support he was given a 30 day
jail sentence, suspended upon con
dition he pay the sum of $15 per
week for the support of his chil
dren. '- ' ;'!, : . , ' , "f.'t.'
The State took a Joi'ijjS' Hl'the;
arse; in . which 4 .PjrWotjd' jwas
charged with excessive horn, blow
ing. , ,( . -'
Roger.; Morris submitted to a
charge of failing to yield the right-of-way.;
He paid the costs of court
Elmer Brothers, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of issuing a worthless
check. ' .;.-''
Of fn Methodist
-. The annual conference of the
North Carolina Methodist Youth
Fellowship opened at Duke ? Uni
versity Monday. s '
- Some 450 young delegates gath
ered oiv the Duk? campus fer'a
five-day program' of inspirational
talks, discussion groups, commit
tee meetings, vhip' services, I
fellowship periods.-' Theme of this
year's conference is "Being a Wit-
, ness for Christ".
As the t featured 1. conference
speaker, the Rev. "Robert W. Brad-
shaw, pastor of the First Metho
dist Church 'in Wilson, gave in
spirational talks on Tuesday, Wed'
nesday . and Thursday mornings,
and will deliver the closing day ad-
dress on Friday. ' :, , . '.ness and accuracy of aircraft flash
Rally Day, on Friday, will high-'calls during a reent exercise on
light the conference with a spe- ' duted by the command. - v
cial address by Bishop Paul N. . During this exercise, Hertford
Garber of the Methedist Church's was one of the few centers to be
Richmond area smd a picnic lunch, manned on a 24-hour basis, accord-
For the special events of this clos
ing day; the delegates will.be join-
ed -by-'-im,'-dditkmsJrJ'R'Wpemttoni are from-ifc A.,.M.r to..
people and adult Trouth work lead-.
era. r;i''!ft!!;'f,;ni. xnm s.v
Dean of women fort the. confer
ence is' Mrs; H. R.i Odtmr of ,GiH-
son, and the deaa of men, ii theb
Rev. James AfAuman of Hertford
C F. Mbrris is executive' secretary
of the Methodist Board of Educai
tion in Durham, and Herman Wine
berry is director of youth1 work. ;
Bill ' Bauin of , Elisabeth City,
president or the Mii N. U. con-
ference, will preside over the busi-J
ness meetings. The other MYF of -
fleers are: W. flaker Morgan of,
Wilson, vice-president; Jenny El
der of Slier City, secretary; Earl
Fisher of Fairmont treasurer: and
superinte. .t." '. '. -."-1
iPhww Failure SM'- i
Electric power in Hertford was
cut eff for about thirty minutes,
between 8 and 9 o'clock Tuesday
night due to trouble in the VEPCO
transmission lines at Edenton.
Partial service was restored until
about 11 0 clock when the power
was again discontinued to enable
workmen to complete repairs to the
, Miss Patricia Annette Proctor,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah
Proctor and Clarence William Proc
tor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
William Watson, Sr., were united
in marriage on Saturday, August
4, at 10 o'clock in the l.ioming at
St. Anne's Church at Edenton.
The vows were spoken before a
setting of palms, fern, white gladi
olus, mums and lighted candles.
Father Clarence Flanagan officiat
ed, using the double ring ceremony.
Miss Jean Long of Hertford, pre
sented the wedding music, using
Given in marriage by her fath
er, the bride wore a wedding gown
of Chantilly lace and tulle over
taffeta, styled with a fitted bodice
with tiny covered buttons down the
back, long fitted sleeves ending in
wedding peaks over the hands.
The skirt was floor length with
two layers of :icjejtad;,tule1 over
:riffetaV He ;frogWrrveilolf Bilk
illusion fell from a tiara Of tiny
pearls and sequins. She carried a
white' Prayer Book toppd; with a
white; .orchid, showered with steph
anotis and White satin streamers
tied in love knots. '
Miss Amanda Lou Corprew, cou
sin of the bride, was maid of hon
or. She wore a gown of orchid taf
feta, styled with long torsa bodice,
full gathered, floor length skirt and
matching; headdress. She carried
a nosegay of mixed summer flow
Bridesmaids we Miss Annie
Lou . Lane and Xtes Lillian Ann
Hoffler of Hertford. Miss Lane
wore & pink taffeta gown styled
like that of die maid of honor.
' Continued on Page Three
The members of the Hertford
Ground Observer Corps received a
big oost this week from the Rich-,
mond, Virginia rirter center, Air
Vors Spoken At
Defense Command, when its com- Georg. W. Whitehead, Jr., of Chap
mander, USAF Capt. Samuel W.'peil Hill; three daughters, Mrs.
O'Brien .complimented die post on Eunice W. Blanchard and Mrs.
consistently, being among those
judged best on number, complete
3ng to - Billy White supervisor of
the local unit. Normailythe hours
Bed-.mi-fnidnig'ht seven days ;a , week.., mouth, Mrs. Nina Rountree of Nor
'tfHowever, during this exercise the folk and Mrs. Harriet Blanchard of
wer was manned 24 hours a day.';
In- a : letter, addressed to White,
fapt; O'Brien said;. ..- !' ; , ,
pIni analyiing the' results of the
exercise conducted on the 20th and
21st of July, your, post was con
sistently among those judged best
on number completeness and ac
curacy of aircraft flash calls made
to this filter center.', : ;V
"You and your personnel are to
be commended on the degree' of
demonstrated skill which dontMbut-
ed ta te success of the exercise, j
"Without support from observa
tion posts such as yours, the QOC
j i Tense weapon it is today." ,,j
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LONG-DISTANCE HOUSEWARMING Residents of Roll
ingwood housing development near San Bruno, Calif., watch
as a little girl, left, adds a bathroom scale to a packingcasclul
of "housewarming" presents which will accompany a full-size
American home on ils journey to Russia. The house and every-
' thing in it, including the kitchen sink, has been purchased by
Russia in wake of a building delegation's visit to this country
last fall. House has been disassembled, era led and is cn route
Indians Meet Tars
In Play -off Series
For Legaiie Title
At District Meeting
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of
the American Legion, and its Au
xiliary, was well represented at
the inter-city meeting held in Eliz
abeth City at which time officers
of the Seth E. Perry Post were in
stalled by Department Commander
Tim Craig..'' ,: B:.; C. Berny,, . Com
mander, for he , First", District, in
troduced tfte9)(ea'ker and install
ing officer. ; .
Representing the local units at
the meeting were Mrs. Madge
Towe, Mrs. Marie Davenport, Mrs.
Helen Skinner, Mrs. Blanche Ber
ry, Mrs. Doris Ainsley, John Deck
er, Charles Skinner, Jr., Julian
Powell.'Tom Willoughby, W. F.
Ainsley, Pete Riddick, Charles
Skinner, Sr., and Mr. Berry. ' "
Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie
F. Whitehead, who died after a
lingering illness at the home of her
daughter,- Mrs. George Jackson of
Route 3, at 6;10 P. M., Friday, were
conducted Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock at the Lynch Funeral Home
here by the Rev. J. Paul Holoman.
Burial was in the Cedarwood Ceme
tery. '. ', ' . ..
Shs wa.4 the daughter of the
late' Set;. and Victoria White Roun-
tree and the widow of the late
t George Whitehead. . She was a
' member of. the Whiteville Grove
Survivors also include one son,
. Doris W. Brendle of Norfolk, and
Mrs. Delsie W. Howell , of Hert
ford, Route 1; one half brother,
Walter Rountree of Portsmouth;
nine sisters, Mrs. Laura Rountree
of Tyner, Mrs. Martha Rountree of
Hobbsville, Mrs. Mary R. Hobbs of
Darlington, S. C, Mrs. Margaret
Enders of Baltimore, Md.t Mrs. Ida
t Shearon, Mrs. Billie Hathaway and
Mrs. Beulah Munden .of Ports-;
Gatesville.; eight grandchildren and
. nine trreat grandchildren.
During the services the church
choir sang "Nearer My God To
Thee" and "Rock of Ages". Pall:
bearers were Leon Hobbs, Durwood
Rountree, Walcott Anders, Stuart
Rountree, Donald Donovan and J.
C. Hathaway. .. .. ' . ;
? SUNDAY SERVICES
Church services will' be Tield in
Chappell Hill Church' Sunday, Au
gust 19. The Rev. J.' Paul Holo
man will do (the preachintr. The
public is touted to attend the ser
vices. . .. -
Hertford 2, Elizabeth City 1.
Williamston 12, Camtuck 2.
Kain postponed the fir3t game of
the Hertford-Elizabeth City base
ball series Tuesday night. The
two teams were then scheduled to
I open the series in Hertford Wed
Arrangements for the annual
play-offs.! lk it'he Albemarle Lea
gue were concluded at a meeting
jof league directors heftl In 'iUii't.'S
ford last Monday night. T. P.
Forehand, president of the league,
presided over the meeting and nil
cd the league season closed on Au- SteVe PerVy who resigned the po
gust 10 with Williamston leading, ... two w . a(rn . .
the league, followed by Elisabeth
City, Camtuck and Hertford in that.
Under the arrangements for the
play-of's ilif schedule w&s set up
for Williamston and Camtuck to
play a best tpree out of five series
while Hertford plays Elizabeth
City in a similar series. The win
ners of the two series will meet for
the league title
The series between Hertford and
Elizabeth City was scheduled to
open in Elizabeth City Tuesday
night with the second game set for
Hertford on Wednesday night. The
third game will be played in Eliza
beth City and the fourth in Hert
The Perquimans Indians defeat
ed the Colerain Trappers twice
during the past week, the first
game in Colerain Thursday night
of last week und the second tim?
in Hertford Sunday afternoon.
The victory enabled the Indians to
finish fourth in the standing for
the regular season of play,
shutout for the Indians in the game
at Colerain while his teammates
were clobbering two Colerain
pitchers for a total of 16 hits and
14 runs. White, pitching one of
his better games, walked only one
batter. Hunter led the Hertford
battintr attack with thee safeties
while Pierle, Allen Winslow, Paul
Matthews and White got two hits
each. -' .,
The second game between the
two teams was rained out Friday
night and was played Sunday af
ternoon. Ted Chappell went the
route as pitcher for Hertfqrd, jriv-
ing up nine hits and two runs. The
Indians, battling for a position in
the play-offs, collected 16 hits with
Morris, Carver and Trueblood get
ting three each, which accounted
for 11 runs.
For Holy Trinity
Morning prayer service will be
conducted next Sunday at ' Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church in Hert
ford by James Zrakas, Lay Lead
er for the Diocese of East Caro
lina, during the absence of the rec
tor, Paul Shults. . . , " " -
The third annual
will be held at Perquimans County
High School on Wednesday; SephKj'f If
tember 12. Since this event waB jjjujp
started in 1954 a great deal of in- , s !
terest has been shown in the ac- ,
tivities held on this day with the ;'
merchants arranging very attrac.
tive booths and the farm families , .
putting cut exhibits of the finest
quality. The program this year
has not been fully arranged as yet
but if the plans work out this pro
gram this year promises to be the
finest thus far.
It is hoped that residents of Per
quimans County will, look around
their homes and farms for differ
ent things to exhibit and that they .
will participate to a greater ex-
tent than they have in the past ,' J
"Our merchants in Hertford have ' r
participated in the past just about
100 and we feel sure that this
will happen aain in 1956. These ' ,!
merchants have made every effort
possible to cooperate with our
farmers in events similar to this
and we feel they add a feeling of
fellowship, along with the attrac
tiveness of their exhibits, that goes
a lonj way in making this event a
success," stated R. M. Thompson,
"There will be more information
on exhibits and Farmers' Day at
a later date as we know that you
would like to make plans for your
exhibits as soon as possible," re
Town Board Names
votes Roof Project
Miss Valerie White was 'named
to 'ithe ntoiyon. vasaasjstarH. to
Hertford's Town Clerk ata "meet
ing of the Hertford Town Board
held Monday night at the Municipal
Building. She will snepped Mrs.
tion of Miss White to fill the post
was made from a number of flppl
cations submitted for the job.
It was announced during the
meeting that Mayor V. N. Darden
and Town Clerk R. C. Elliott will
represent the Hertford Fire De
partment at the annual Firemen's
Convention to be held next week in
i' j Raleigh.
Uement Jordan appeared before
the board requesting action be tak
en to relieve a drainage situation
existing in the block adjacent to
Pennsylvania Avenue and Charles
Street. The Board acted favorably
upon the request to clear a drain
age ditch in the area, which it ap
pears, is causing the trouble.
Mayor Darden reported to the
Board progress being made on a
number of projects including the
resurfacing of King Street and al
so advised the . commissioners of
the need for replacement of the
reof over the ice plant The Board
voted this repair work should be
made as soon as pssible, and bids
J for the new roof are now beinr
Sale August 31
The Albemarle Purebred Swine
Breeders Association will hold its
semi-annual sale at Fred's Auctiou
Market on Friday, August 81. :
There will be several events dur
ing the day, beginning at 10
o'clock with a judging contest for
4-H and FFA boys. In the after- "
noon, along with the sale which be-'
gins at 1 o'clock, there will be a
guessing contest in which the per-''
son guessing the combined total'
prices of ' the highest selling bred '
gilt and the lowest selling boar '
will receive a prise.
t "The offering of the animals for
sale this year is one of the best'
that has been offered for several .
years. There will be bred Hamp- '
shire gilts, bred Duroc gilts, York
shire gilts and black Poland China
gilts. There are also outstanding
boars in each one of these breeds
arid if you are interested in secur
ing stock hogs for your farm we
feel sure that you will find what
you need t this sale." stated R.
M. Thompson," Perquimans Cou' 'y