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Volume XXIII. Nnmber 36.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 7, 1956.
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.jxt Wednesday September 12,
..H4be Farmers' Day in Hartford,
The? third, annual; 'program, as In
the. past, will be staged at the Per
quimans 'High School under the
sponsorship of the County Agricul
tural Extension Service. -' R. M.
Thompson, County Agent, announc
ed Wednesday all plans' for the big
event have been completed and the
committees in charge of the pro
gram are expecting this , year's,
program: to be the best yet pro
duced, v -
Mr. Thompson advised that indi-
. viduals and business firms .plan-
mng. on 1 exhibits ,at the event
should start next Monday making
arrangements to plaer the exhlbjta
in the school gym.' fndividuaf
hiblts must be brought is and plafc
ed by 10 A. M, Wednesday, antf
v may be checked in .at the gym af-
. ter4 P. M, Tuesday. . V '. .
. i A -number of local business firms
cooperating, ; in the program w
have registrations at their booths'
gand will award favors and prireej
to those registering.' . .
-;. Lunch booths will, be operated by4
wuiueii ui nit) cuuiuy, unq one may
- attend the program and secure
Junch on the grounds. '
i The following " divisions will be
open for exhibits:'' Field Crops;
Meat and Poultry Porducts; Hor
ticulture, Clothing,' Home Cooked
.Articles; Sanned Goods; Floral Ar
rangements; Arts and Cjufts.
Judging f -.these exhibits will
-start f on the ladies at lO.A. M., on
Wednesday ,8n(i for the men at 11
Approval was voted by the State
i Board of Education, at 'its meet
, ' ing last Friday,'' allocating the sum
of $143,926 in state bond money to
' ward the construction Qf two school
' projects in Perquimans County. '-,
f . The action was taken upbn appli
: cations j submitted , bf the local
Board of Education for funds to
:! construct a. new Hertford Grammar
'School dnd build a nw addition to
the King Street Schodl. v ,
Of the finds ; allocated : by the
', Sta,te Board, $118,213 will be used
for the work on the Kinjf Street
School, .while f 26,713 - will go to
help' finance the Hertford Grammar
.s School; project , Overall ost ot
, the' two projects will- be' In the
, neighborhood ef $366,500i according
to. bids received and tentatively. ac-
j cepted by the local Board of jEdu
' cation on August 29. The temainf
fi ing fundi; for the costs of tho pro ,
jwi win cuiiie inim uw recem usie
of county bonds and front surphis
- ' county 'funds. '?- . . . i.
? ! Contracts for thecojistrubtion ot
' the1 two projects as yet, have not
' been signed by the Board pf Edu
' cation. 'Conferences are being con-
, ducted between the successful bid
' dera, the architect arid the -local
A board for the purpose of making
- efforts to reduce the overall costi
of the two buildings since the total
; bids were somewhat higher than
- anticipated by county, authorities.'
It is the hope of the local board,
however, .all "details .of the con
- structlon plans can be readied with.
in -the next few days and i"ntrrcci,
s:gned in order that ti.e .v"stl'c.
tion can get underway1 wiu.ou'i idr
.erdetniU?; U .': I i.
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Summer vacation ended for 2,218
Perquimans County school childreai
With the (Opening of the, 1956-57.,
school term i last Wednesday.
School Superintendent J. T. Big-
gers reported the opening day of
school went along on schedule with
enrollments slightly under the first
day of last year.
enrollment figures reported by
'the various principals for the open.
ing session were released as M-
lows:' Perquimans! High.. School,
321 and 8th grade, 105 for total of
' 428; ' Hertford Grammar, School,
26B; .Central Grammar V School,
447; Perquimans ' Training School,
high school1 division 193, grammar
divion,494,- fori a total of 687;
King Street School, 893.
a; ..ten hi which
.'The marriaee of Miss Nancy
Bagley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Bagley of Winfall, to James
Daniel Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs.
PnoI Raker of Belvidere, took
place Sunday afternoon, August 26
at 6 a'clock in Epworth Methodist
Church. JPalms, large chrysanthe.
Mnntu r Dnmnoms. gladiolus and
lighted, candles were used in dec
orating the, church.
. The Rev.-Earl Meekins, pestor,
off icieted,: using the double jfing
Prior Wand jauruig, the" -eews-
played" .H program of nuptial music.
She accompanied Edward Jofrdan
wh eajig.' " ' I
4. Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a floor length wed
ding gown of lace and tulle over sat
in styled with A basque bodice to
the portrait neckline and long lace
sleeves ending in wedding points
over the hnnds. The very bouffant
skirt was complimented by lace in
serts in front and back. Her finger
tip length' veil of imported illus
ion was arranged from a lace half
pill box outlined with pearls. ; She
carried a Bible with a white or
chid and sprays of French chry
santhemus. . Miss Phyllis Bagley, sister of the
bride, was , maid of . honor. She i
wore art merajd green floor length
chiffon gown styled with shoulder
wide abbreviated sleeves. . The
draped bodice was complimented by
a verv, bouffant skirt. Her head
piece was a matching velvet ban
deau with circular .' veil. , She car
ried a cascade' of yellow pompoms
Bridesmaids were Miss Jo Pat
Stokes and Miss Marjorie Brinn of
Hertf ord. They wore orange am
ber chiffon gowns and head pieces
styled identically to the honor at
tendant aad carried cascade bou
quets of campagns pompoms and
ivy. ' . '
Junior bridesmaids were Jean
Bagley, sister of the bride, and Ann
Baker, cousin of .the bridegroom.
They wore apricot taffeta' gowns
and headpieces styled identically to
the other attendants and carried
miniature cascades to match the
Vivian Baker attended his broth-
er as best man. Ushers wert Jack,
.BVrum of Ederiton. Monon True-
blood of. Winfall, Arba Carver and
Wailaco Baker 'of Belvidere. - l- 't . r
The' bride's mother wore ice blue
crystalette and harmonizing acces
sories and a corsage of yellow dais
ies' v ' ' 4- v' 4
: i The bridegroom's ' mother wore
(Siwty ' rose -lace with- black acces
sories, and a corsage of pink dais'
ies."-' "'trf-.vr ; f t -
Mistresses of ceremonies were
Mrs. Charlie , Vann of Elisabeth
City, and Mrs. OC. Long of Eden
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toth Kir and Mrs. Baker are
j 'jates of Per?;iSmani High
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WORLD'S LARGEST TANKER-r-The "Universe Leader,", wbrWriagest tanker, hits the water
at the Kure dockyard in Japan. The mammoth ship, weighing 84,730 tons and. costing more than
10 million dollars to build, will be completed some time in October. An American' vessel, it will
be placed on the Iran-North America run under Liberian registration.
The Rev. Owen W. Glassburn of
Damascus, Ohio, is the guest minis
ter at a series of revival services
being conducted at the i Bagley
Swamp Pilgrim Church, September
6 to 16. The Rev. Joseph Crouse
of Charleston, W. Va., is the song
leader at each service. The public
u Invited to attend,
Sign Up Period
, Farmers will be. able to 'begin'
their sign up under the Conserve-
Hon Reserve phase t.f the Soil Bank ,
Program after the 10th of Septem-
ber, Helene W. Nixon. Perquimans)
county Aay uiuce, manager, re-,
, In order
to participate in
uonservauon rveserve program i"iin eVent the pupil objectS to at
fall,; farmers must sign up under tending ntegrited 8choola; lhe
the program not later than October . amendment also provides local
15th. The program, will run from: hoo, board8 rf
3 to 15 years depending on the ' hoo, un(t-8 wi, be eTnpowered
practices to be carried out. , Miss Rnft . . if (lpS,rwl. to
Nixon explained that
available for 'participation under
this new program are of two kinds
an establishment payment which
may cover up to 80 per cent of the
cost ofl starting th J practice, (and
an annual rental payment for the
period of the contract. Rental, payT
ments in NVfrth Carolina will be at
the rate of $10 per acre.
: When tjie land .to be placed in
the reserve1, is already in;.. an .ap
proved vegetative cover, no estab
lishment payment will be . made.
However, the annual $10 per acre
payment will be made during the
term of the contract In 'this case,
contracts will be from 8 to 5 years.
Contracts for vegetative cover
practices established under - the
Conservation Reserv Program will
run from 5 to 10 years. Tree prac
tices 10 to 15 years. These prac
tices will be eligible for both Con
servation Reserve and annual pay
The total payments that may be
made ,1 eligible farmers in North
Carolina are limited, and for tnis
reason farmers who desire to par-
tlcipate are urged ,to visit the
county ASC office- and sign up as
soon as the program opens. :'v
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT -',
Mrj and Mrs. William H. Ownley
pi Koute ,8, Elizabeth t;ity,i an
nounce the birth of their, first child,
a .daughter born Monday,, - August
27,. 1956 at the Albemarle Hospir,
tal. . v She has been named Linda
Lou. ' Mrs. Ownley is the former
Miss Mary Lou Butt.-' '
Mr. and Mrs. ArcJ-je T. Lane
Jr., announce the birth'of a daugh
ter, Terry Lynn, born Aumist .16
at the Clio wan Hospital in Edenton
Lane and daucMervwho have
t two weks ' Mrs. Lane's
" -. r T, " "y in Eden-
Before Voters In
' ( Election machinerv in Pernnim.
ans County is prepared for the spe
cial election scheduled for Satur
day, September 8, jt was reported
today by R. C. Murray, chairman of
the board of elections, when vot
ers of the county will join others
throughout the state in deciding the
issues pertaining to amendments
to the State Constitution.
, Mr. Murray announced the six
polling precincts in the county will
be opened at 6:30 A, M.i and will
close at 6:30 P. M. ' t
J Precinct election officials are the
ame as those who officiated at the
pst 'election.; ;
lit all, four proposals to .amend
- uy ino uw:r8 cubliii uaiiuis tn uie
I election;'? The first of these amerid-
ments, i and the . one "probably at-
tractmit more attention than the
vest, in the Ann firtniifert Hurinrt thn
sneCiai sfission nf tnfi General A-
gemb,y ind deals with the public
, This. ta. school amendmBBt
f adopted by the voters, nrovidef
fnr the atate to isanp tin' tion Brants
t0 pupils to attend private schools
determine the question of. whether
local school units are to be closed
due to intolerable situations. . The
amendment itself, does not call for
the closing of the public schools.
That issue would be decided by the
people of a local school unit, in an
other special election. ,
. In connection with , the special
school amendment, Mrs. John Hur
dle, president of the PTA of Cen
tral, Grammar School, has issued a
statement ureing all members of
her school unit, as well as the pub
lic, to cast their votes, in the spe
In her statement sent to PTA
members Mrs. Hurdle pointed out
' Our State P.T.A., President be
lieves public Bchools must be main
tained and so do I. This amend
ment if passed does not abolish 'the
public schools, but will serve as a
safety valve for us, and will mean
that we- will not have to send our
children to an integrated school or
mixed school if we so desire.
I can't assure you, that this elec
tion may be a solution to the prob
lem, that (confronts us. but we can
try, for this may be the only op
portunity we may ever have as in
dividuals to, express, our Wishes in
regard to such a 'controversial Is
sue. t am toi telling you. now to
vote, Just, stndy. th.e .mariy 'involu-
I ments of such an, amendment and
n uiiacieiiiuuHiy ana wisely
as possible. ' 'However,' I am going
to, vote, for the amendment and sup
nort the Pearsall Plan. ' ' '
Two of the other ' amendments
to be voted on pertain to the Gen
raL "Assemblys' one changes" the
lata of the meeting ot this group
and the other has to do with in
creasing the pay received by mem
bers of the General Assembly.
The remaining -amendment pro
vides for a married woman to exer
c'"9 t' . -wer of attorney confer
ly her hr.'.ini
Vows Are Spoken
The marriage of Miss Betty Lou
fBorreit ana uaie Norwood winsiow
j was solemnized last Saturday in
the Latawba springs Christian
Church at Fayetteville with the
Rev. W. C. Farrell of Sanford, of
ficiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Son ell
ti Route 3, and the bridegroom Is
1vj!Son- of Mr and Mrs.' Dempsey
ffisloxc Belvlderer' r J"1
Prior to tl-e ceremony Miss Kay
Lee, pianist, and Joe W. Stephen
son, vocalist, presented a program
-, The bride, given in marriage by
her father, wore a chapel length
gown of chantilly lace over tulle,
featuring a fitted princess bodice
accented by a hand clipped lace
neckline embroidered with seeded
pearls and sequins. Her two-tiered
veil of French illusion was attach
ed to a tiara of lace embroidered
with pearls and sequins. She cai
ried a prayer book with a purple
throated orchid and showered with
gardenias ,nd valley lillies.
Miss Eunice Smrell of Raleigh
was her cousin's maid of honor
Her dress of rose crystalette was
designed w.i h a fitted long torso
bodice above a bouffant skirt. She
wore a picture hat of matching ma
terial and carried a bouquet of
mixed summer flowers.
Bridesmaids were M'ss Carolyn
Sorrell of Raleigh, the bride's cou-1
Sin, Miss Anne Willis of Raleigh,
Miss Frances Plyler of Charlotte
and. Miss Joan Morris of Concord.
They wore dresses of blue crystal-
ette fashioned like that of the maid
of honor. Thev also wore nicture .
hats of matching material.
Jo Ann Sorrell, sister of the
hrinV ma thn flnwpr wirl an1 Phil '
Best was ring bearer.
- Lt Dolan A. Winsiow of Charles
ton, S. C, was his brother s best
man. - Ushers were Irvin T, Wins-1
lor, Harold Winsiow, both of
Rocky, Mount, Edmond Lorbacher
and Bryan Upchurch, .both of Ra
leigh. ; Mrs. Sorrell, mother of the bride,
wdre a n.avy lace, dress with navy;
'accessories and a corsage of gar
denias. . Mrs. Winsiow, the bride
groom's mother, also wore a navy
lace -dress with navy accessories
and a eorsage of gardenias.
The bride is a junior at the UNC
School of Nursing. . The ' bride
groom attended Wake Forest Col
lege and. N. C. State and is now
employed yith the State Highway
Commission-, ,. - .,
i the couple will live at Chapel
Hill. . - - '
In Recess Tuesday ,
Perauimans Recorder's Court wan
in recess last Tuesday, and all cas
es listed on -the docket were con
tinued for trial, at the next) term
Of the coart, which wMl convene on
T. y, September tl. ;' .
The Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club and the
Perquimans County Horned-Demonstration
Clubs will co-sponsor, a
beauty contest and a talent con
test on Thursday night, September
20 at the Perquimans County High J
acnooi in nertiora.
The beauty contest will 1k hold
to select Miss Perquimans County
who will compete for the title of
Queen of the International Cup Re
gatta Festival to be held in Eliza
beth City on September 29 and 30.
Different civic organizations are
sponsoring contestants, but if there
are any girls between 16 and 21
years of age who would like to
compete and haven't been approach
ed by one of the clubs, they are
asked to call Mrs. Roxanna Jack
son, BPW Club president. The con
testants will be judged on poise rnd
beauty in an evening dress.
The entrant who is judged Miss5
Perquimans County must be singlc;lj
and never have been married, ii;
vorccd, or had her marriage a'rtmjlrf
ed. f j
The girl who is chosen fiy the
judges to be Miss Perquimans1
County must be prepared to ho in
Elizabeth City not later than 2' An outstanding denominational
P. M., on Friday, September 28, leader, Dr. V. Ward Barr of Gas
and remain in Elizabeth City as a tonia, will be the guest minister :it
guest of Regatta Officials until tho fall revival which begins at 'the
Sunday morning, September 30. ., , u .. L , , .
cu t i- V . ! , Hertford Baptist Church Sundiiy
the must participate in all events
of the Regatta including the Beau-, evcning at 7:30 oV1H'k'
ty Contest, Parade, and Coronation A native of Louisiana, Dr. Barr
Ball. She must also he available received his early schooling at
during the entire Regatta for pho-' Mansfield. He attended Louisiana
tograpfters, newsreel men, radio
and newspaper reporters.
The local talent contest is open
to males and females of the town
and county who have talent of any
type, and will be judged apart from
the beauty contest. The co-spon-sors.are
.hoping, a -large number of
eentestantsillentr, .; Those in
terested', are askecf to contact Mrs.
R. M. Riddjck, talent contest chair
man. The winner of the talent con
test will appear on one of the af
ternoon editions 'of a TV show
which originates in Norfolk, Va.
An entry blank for each contest
appears in this issue of The Per
quimans Weekly, and a41 those who
are interested in entering either
contest are asked to fill in these
blanks and send them to either
Mi-3. Roxanna Jackson or Mrs. R.
Tickets for the beauty contest
and talent show may be purchased
from any member of the Home
Demonstration Club or the Busi
ness and Professional Women's
Youth Leaders And
To Hold Retreat
' Methodist youth leaders
their adult counsellors of the C.hn.
wan-Perquimans Subdistrict of the
Methodist Youth Fellowship will
hnM n Phinnino. Pt.at VIA
l.hold a Planning Retreat Friday,,
September 14 and Saturday, Sep-
.ttember 15, at Mount Gould, ner.r1
Edenton. Registration will begin
at 4:30 on Friday afternoon and
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the last session will close at 4:00
P. M., on Saturday,
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ivegiauuLou is iimiten to auo-
district officers and one young per.
son iron eacn local church, nre-
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Rev. James A. Auman, pastor
the First Methodist Church
and standards for the coming year, 1
analyze the effectiveness of their,
subdistrict program and make
plans for the coming Vear'a wovk,
The two-dav retreat nroeram-nUn
calls for periods of fellowship end
directed recreation, soecial com..
mittee work and inspirational mes
sages. Mrs. Rufus Smithson 0f the Cen
ter Hill Methodist Church is sub
district counsellor. Included ' in
the Chowan-Perquimans subdistrict
are. all Methodist Churches of the
two counties: Edenton, Anderson,
Bethany, Center Hill, Evans, Cedar
Grove, Epworth,; New" Hope, Oak'
Review Of Annual
Dr. Barr To Lead
State College and there won his
1930. He received
his Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees from
the Southern Baptist Seminuiy of
As pastor, Dr. Barr has served
churches in Kentucky, Florida, Mis
sissippi. He came to the First
Baptjst Church of Gatoi ih 1344.
i.' His abilities as leader and pastor
were immediately recognized upon
his coming to the state. He has
served as a member of the North
North Carolina Hospital Board and
has been special speaker for
merous camps and schools through
out the state. He has also served
Ion the program committee of the
' Southern Baptist Convention.
Dr. Barr is 44 years old and is
married to the former Myrtle Cut
rer also of Louisiana. They have
Mrs. J. Ellie White, rhurrh music
director, lias arranged an outstand
ing musical program for the week
which will include solos, duets,
nuartets and special group singing.
The pastor, the Rev. James O. Mat
tox. will lead the congregational
Dr. Barr will arrive in Hertford
Sunday afternoon and during his
stay here he will be the house guest
of Dr. and Mrs. I. A. Ward.
Residents of the community are
.cordially invited to share in the
ween 01 iiospei preaenmg, singing
a Christian fellowship.
Rotary To Award
Parmprn FHv Prio
A A S Lfdjf 11 lC
An M fcature Q
quimans farmers' uay program
thin year will be the awarding of a
savings bond by the Hertford
Rotary Club to the 4-H boy or girl,
I narticinatmir in the RnUrv Pin-
Cha n. show nir fhe heat n in th
, event. The judging will take place
Club purchased three purebred gilts
and turned them over .to 4-JI boys
County Agent .
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T h,s Pro,jeft' sponsored by the
.Rotary Club 18 a,med "t improving
1,ve8toclt on Pferquimans County
' ?' a to,i,lte,t -H club
members ln production of livestock.
Meet F riday Night
Members of i.'ie Hertford Rotary
and Lions Clubs will hold a-joint
meeting in the form of a steak fry,
Friday night at 6:45 o'clock at the
town plant on Grubb Street. "' All
members of the clubs are urged to
;je present for this event
if " y
Perquimans County Commission-'.
ers, meeting here last Tuesday for
their September session, were giv- '
en a report of the annual audit of
county books recently completed by
the R. E. Aiken, Jr., Company of
According to the audit the county
assets increased to the sum ' nf
$771,600.40, which included bank
balances at the close of the fiscsl
I year on June 30th of $106,176.58.
, Largest item within the county as
sets are the school sites and fix
tures estimated at a value of $532,-
Operations during the year show
ing income and outg of the vari
ous departments of the county
government was listed as follows:
General County Fund, income $95,
843.43,' expenditures $75,017.65$
Poor Fund, income $3,666.46, ex
penditures $3,624.29; Debt Sei vice
Fund, income $54,784.98, expendi
tures $40,872.36; General School
Fund, $89,241.20, expenditures $80,-
825.54; Old Age Assistance, in
come $53,536.51, outgo $60,367.00;
Aid Dependent Children, income
119,889.67, outgo $22,205.00; Wel
fare Administration, income $11,
120.59, expenditures $9,826.22.
Also mutters handled during tht
board meeting including voting if
approval of an application request
ing the State Highway Commission
to improve and work the River
Road, located in Parkville Town
ship. Miss Ruth Tucker, secretary to
the County Farm Agent, submit
ted her resignation, effective S. p.
County Farm Agent R. M.
Thompson advised the board that
Miss Tucker will be succeeded by
Mrs. Preston Divers.
J. E. Morris, cl :nman of the
Board of Education. and J. TstBiff'"
gers, County School Superintend
ent, appeared before the meeting
and advised the commissioners as
to the progress being made toward
structin -two new school pro-
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jci-us mw unner wav pyi.rsccm.
nupe i-uiuracis tor tnc construct!!
may be let by the end of this week.
Leaps Title By
Williamston, season-long Ifacjers
in the Albemarle Baseball League,
won the league's playoff champion- :
ship here last Thursday night by
winning a 3-0 victory from thp Per
quimans Indians in one of the best
contests of the summer. The vic
tory gave Williamston a four to
two edge over the Indians.
Mack Cherry did a masterful job
in pitching Williamston to the'win.
He gave up only two hits, those -to
Vernon White and Bill Winsiow,
walked five, while shutting out the
Indians. Bill Winsiow started on
the mound for Perquimans, pitch
ing four innings during which he
allowed four hits, two runs and
walked three. He was relieved by
White who gave up four hits, walk
ed one and allowed one run. Wil
liamston committed two errors and 1
Williamston tallied one run in
the first, second and seventh ' in- "
nings. The Indians had rallies go
ing in both the seventh and eighth
innings but failed to score due to
the fine pitching of Cherry.
Navy Places Order .
For P6M Seaplanes
The Navy Department last ,Fri- J
day, according to. a story jenorted i
by the International News Service,
issued a $102,163,000 Order to the
Glen L Martin Company of Bal-.-timore,
for production of P6M '
"Seamaster" seaplanes. -,( .
According to the INS report this '
order, the first for production mod- : ,
els, will be for at least a doten of
the. 600-mjle-an-hour jets that the '
Navy said could toui5 anywhere .on
water. ' J
An unofficial report has been
made that these seaplanes when
produced will be based ( Harvey
Point upon the reactivation of the
air facility here ijt Per' -