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Volume XXIII. Number 38.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 21, 1956.
5 Cents Per Cc?y
r School Property
J, 'J.J J ? v ..,!! ; i
. ...era Pay' held fn Wwmesdayi,
' , Septembeiplpu s followst ".$f-
Wayne Howell lit the Tractor
Driving contest , ': "p'-S?, .4.'
J t ; Vernon Winslow won the ;War
Bond donated by the Hertford ph
. tary Club for bavin the beat gilt-
For Winslow-Blanchard drawing,
Linwood Pierce won $26 certificate
for credit. Walter Daft won 126
' certificate and Ralph White woo
the Terry Cloth seat covers. .
" .In, the Harrell Gas & Coal Co.,.
i - drawing. Mra.I C. Winslow won
the silver serving set Mr. and
Mrs. J. ,T. Biggers made the high
est bid on the gas.' stove that Hal
J rell Gas & Goal Co. had for saW
. j TheVwinnew. f xhibjts are as
, Field' Crops-Stalk Corn: Tal-
mage Lewis,).! 1st; , Jet . Rountree,
2nd!' .labnagei Lewis, :8rd,,- Corn:
Wilbur1 Roberson, Xstf Roy Chap-
pell, ,2nd; -Roy Chappell, 3rd. ;.Jpe
'L Proctor, 1st; W. T, Hollowell, 2nd;
J,A. Elliott 3rd. Milo: Joe Proc
tor, 1st; Wilbur Roberson, 2nd;
' Clarence Chappell,.3rd. Soybeans:
f ; Billy Hudson, 2nd: John Hurdle,
3rd. Cotton: Leonous Lane, 1st;
Leonous Lane, 3rd; Tom Banks,
8rd.V Popcorn; Billy.Harrell, 2nd.
Peanuts: ' Clyde Lane, lst; John
Hurdle, 2nd; Clyde ' Laner 3rd.
Gourds: Clyde' Lane, 2nd. Oats:
Preston Winslow, , 1st; Preston
Winslow, 2nd. .
Horticulture--Watermelori : Nan-
V cy Matthews 1st; Mar Phthisic,
"V 2nd; J. L. Lane. 3rd, Garden Ex
'i hibit: Beulah. Phthisic, ,1st; Mrs.
Archie Riddick 2nd; 'Mrs. Morris
k'riff1n,.SrdMLT'ieW ; Peasi shelly
l1 Mrs. Tom Riddickj st; jMtb,
11 f O.'fiunter. Sid: Mrs.' Tom Bi
-pell, , 1st; Xww Johi Hurdte, . 2nd,
v Tomatoes:; Piston jJnsto, lt;
i; Mrs. JollBrdlfc'illiHM'-W.
1 T. iwi,-iWj, 4'Wp)!i'i-tl
Hurdle, 1st; Mrs. Harold Hurdle,
i; 2nd: Clarence Chappetl,' 3rd. Pa-
.' cans: Lois Hurdle, 1st; Clarence
; Chappell, 2nd. Figs: Mri. S, N.
f Riddick, 1st; Anne Lane, 2nd; Mrs.
. CtArpncA Watson. 3rd.' ' Amdes:
i Earl Rogerson, 1st; Mike Mathews,'
2nd; .Mrs. , Archie. Riddick; 3rd.
Pears: Anne Lane, 1st; Mrs. J."B.
i Basnight 2nd. .1 r 1 s h f Potaiwes:
' Beulah Phthisic, imd! Mrs. & T.
Griffin. -3rd. Pumpkin: 1 W.- T.
Lewis, 1st; -Mrs. M. T, Griffin. 2nd;
Mary Phthisic, rd. Sunflower:
Mrs. M. T. Griffin, 1st; Mrs. M..T.J
.. uriiiin zna; rars. m. i. umus,
'M 3rd. ;tPepper:i Beulah ! Plithlak.
i. 1st; Beulah Phthisic 2ndt " Beulah
Phthisie,. 3rd; Doe Winslow, 2nd;
; Doc Winslow, 2nd ; Doc r.Winstew,
onll RnanhMinnii. Beulah PhthlmC
1st; Robert Phthisi 1aryl
Phthisic s 3rd, j Bquashi Ji Mir
I P Robert Phthisic, 3rdp . g Rantst
f" 1 1. Beulah ! , Phthisic, V, B a u 1 a h
; Phthisic, 2nd; OUye Winsldw,) art.
Lima Beaps:; Beulah Phil.isle,' 1st;
7 Beulah -.Ph'thisic, 2nd: Hardld Hi-
die. 3rd. Honey: ClSrenee Chap-
: pell, 1st; Clarence Cmtppell, 2nd;
Boy Winslow, 3rd. Grajpest ' Oa
rence Chappell. 2nd; Clarence
Chappell, 3rd. Pearst Billy Hud
son, 2nd Clarence. Da(l,:2ia; Cla
' rence Chappell, 8rd. "HOiiey: Ck
" Knee Chappell, 1st; Clarence Chap
pell, 2nd.? Sweet, Potatoes: Cla
i rence ChappelL 1st; Ci'yehce Chap
pell, 2nd; Clarence Ci.appell. Srd.
Pie Squash: Mrs. Clau.ie Williams,
2nd. Okrar - Robert ru;.:uic."lst;'
W. T. . Lewisj!8rd. 'C:iiS'e i'PresH
ton: Winslow, Mi- T. 2., Ka'v.
2nd. , Meats:, Clare&S, Cha5?J;aJl,
2nd; Sfaroldt Hurdle, ' 3id. ' Ergs,
-white: TiEobert PbthfisieVlstrMrs.'!'
. 'W. 0.:Har,ter,i2ndrS5rs.''J Bi-BSs-'-night,
L; "'.Em';1 'browner
..ILo lowelVrls. &jM'uw:var
I lrs. And;UyIr;At'EI' by t!rop Reporl-
5 M.:Mst3; Xntti' Sutton,
a. Carson Si ivey, 2nd. Jacket:
'Cn P!vey, :Suit:
vs.'-. i,:? ' v '.':' v t::;
Are iwi'ir - Tr-T' fr.K
1 v.r,yw wum:"
-The Pearent-Teacher Association'
of Central Grammar School held its ;
first meeting of the school year
Monday night in the school audi-i
torium. The meeting opened with -the
singing of "America The Beau-j .
tiful"( after which the president
Mr. John Hurdle, welcomed v each I
person. ;. '. .'"T,:-."' ' V
V Thi" topic for' the program iwas
"Parents, and Teachers as Part
ners" (wjt'n Mrs.' John Hurdle as
chairman.". The devotional was led
by .Mrs.'; Will Dail, asking i'HOw
rkh 'are ur lives. because' of oth
ers'?". 'Also "stating we should- be
consecrated to the' service of all
children." Mrs. Horace Miller sang
"Why Should He Love Me Sot" c
companfcd at the 'piano . by, Mrs.
Pauline Webb. . .' ;
t Mrs. Ruby Long,: vice-president,
spoke on the aims and objects of
our PTA. She said, "it is an edu
cational, organisation, 'and member
shiu is open to everyone who is, in
terested in " children." She chal
lenged each member, stating the
PTA needs you.","-;y'"''; ' j
Mr. Maston recognized the old
teachers and introduced the new
ones,, those ' being: ; " Mrs. ' Mary
White, Mrs. Elizabeth Burton, Mrs.
Ruth Mansfield, Mrs. Helen Wins
Uw and Mrs.1 Gloria Jackson. - New
parents were recognised and given
a hearty invitation to be a PTA
Tfeeutfaof jlay .pt-(
ingirr read' and approved. The
minute oV A execntiVe commitr'
te'e't report were read An(:approved
with one exception, Tom Banks was
appointed recreation chairman,
t the ' program chajrman, Mrs.
Ruby: Long, gave the subject for
next month's meeting, "Education,
Our Investment in the Future,"
with the Winfall community hav
in th nntirrftm. :' ' V
Mrs. Frank Bray, membership
chairman, asked that each parent,
become a member of the organiza-
Th PTA song was sung, after
which the president gave a report
of the PTA Institute which was
held at Greensboro in June. The
theme, was, "Education, 'Our In
vestment in the Future." :
, Mrs. Aths TtfimeU's first grade
won the attendaf ipriie. , j
..MrsK',. Charles .Johnson, director
of .(the, Glee Clu.of .the Perquim
ang Cotinty High , School, is hold
ingi aujJtton.( jof,.:; applicants for
memaershipin.the club. ,. ,,.'
,,r iThere are, Mrs, Johnson reports,
63 members of last year's club who
are automatically eligible for mem
bership and. there are. 66 new ap
plicants. ' ' " ' : .'v;'r 'y:i ".
Ilccal Farm Census
'ReBtilS'b'K the farm census'made j1
t !ikk&W-?fi th'li year- for Pr4-
maViti1 Cod'hiy' indicates no' jnajof f.wv,T8 ' ye
cpuctelih ttie'flirm nd'uses fori'01'
tR cW years -1958 ;fini 1954,. it)1!?
CI it,e luS,SG2 acres
z acres ,oi iarm
land, crops were harvested from
47,871 acres, -or 18 per cept; woods,
waste, hoihesites ft nd non-farm
las occupied 6o,416 acres, or 53
peV.'ee of tSie' total, ind the re-1
mainfrjf 2,EuS acres were In paa-
tatf s $ Idle crop t-rnd, ' ' n" '
r-Mressss' isi". hg?a were not-
i?i eott.'uif ff 1
FARM FAMILY ROBINSON Ranging in age from 61 to 80, the Rohlnwn sitrs' of Bethel
Springs, Tenn., find no trouble at, all in manning large-farm. ,The work-sharing quintet
manage everything from plowing fields to butchering animals... Between heavier- chores, they
v spend time in the garden, above, hoeing peas and drying applet.' Left to right, the Roblntnns
are: Ollie, Maggie, Dinah, Eunice and Lillie. Lillie; the only ejte of the five to. roarry, is a
widow, and the sisters form a collective band of "mothers"' for 'her cWiHn-iH, ninHrhfn
who live on the farm with them. " '... :
Friendship u Basis
Friendship among the youth of
the world is a Strong base for a
continuing world peace, according
to Bobby Matthews, .who recently
returned from a tour of Europe.
The 18-year-old Hertford Boy
Scout, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred T.
Matthews, was one of 18 Boy Scout
leaders, selected from Region III
to participate' in the Scout project
"World Friendship Exchange".
Upon his' return from' Europe
Bobby said; ' , ' ., , ' -:
"Once "you've made friends with
boys in! foreign countries you
wouldn't , any more' want to fight
them' than you'd want to-fight your
&ienda.here: It ihoijl4- certainly
help jtoward world peace for the"
votinfir DeoDle to Decome irienmy
with one another.'- We're, all pretty
much, alike' regardless of where we
' The trip was sponsored by the
World and National Scouting Or
ganization' and the U. S. govern-
.'.ment furnished transportation. The
civic clubs of Hertford also helped
make Bobby's tour possible.
.The boys and their leaders, who
sailed from New York on a Navy
transport ; on July , 12, landed in
Germany. There ' the party sep
arated irito two groups, one visiting
Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium-and
The Netherlands. Bob
by's' groqp toured Germany, The
Netherlands, England and Scot
land. ' '
The first thing he noticed, he re
called, was the "oldness and qualnt
ness of Europe." In Germany, he
admired the working spirit and the
comeback the people are making.
., English Traditions Impressive
The traditions, the 'castles and
the greait respect and love the peo
pie have .for Queen Elizabeth im
pressed him in England and Scot
land. ,;,.:,: i 1 ....
( . Language was no barrier in Ger
many and Holland, fie said, as 'prac
tically everybody spoke English, es
pecially the young people.
ndVlbeef ;(so,ws, ien -and; pullets
repertei -: aa bout, the
one year.ago. jiii .t'-'iA ii
Major crops jand the number .pf
harvested acres M tneported were
Corn, ; 2035 acres;.; cotton, 1.636
acresf peanuts, 3,699 acres; wheat
for grain, 123 ftcresroats for grain,
277 acres; milo, 285 acres; soybeans
for beans, 19,426 ac.-es; crops har
vested .for hay werf soybeans and
cowpeas 15 acres, small grains 14
acres, lespedeia 64 acres. : ' ;
In the livestock department the
number of sows and "gilts for breed-
Ing were 1,792, milk cows 401, beef
r-.-q rX heng aM " ''s 27,458.
" - 'a. living
"If I happened to be where no
body spoke English," he remarked,
"I got along all right by using my
Everywhere he went he made
friends. Already, he is correspond
ing with some of them. He was
the -guest of English and Scottish
families. ' , -: ;
While in Scotland, he attended a
Scottish Patrol Jamboree at Blair
Atholl in the central highlands,
where 18 countries were repre
sented. '.' . ' : ' '
As a memento of his tour, he
kept a daily log illustrated with
post cards and drawings. His was
one of the two chosen by Region
Three to .be, printed, .and '.sent to
national headquarters. The' honor
naa lis arawDacas. ua me trans-
port coming home, he said, he had
to revise it and make it more im
. Matthews,- who is now assistant I
advisor of Post 155 and assistant
Scoutmaster of Troop 155, has giv
en a number of talks about his
travels and shown slides made of
the trip. .
An Eagle Scout, with 53 merit
badges and silver award with five
ratings, he also, has the God and
Country award and is underchief
of Blue Heron Lodge, in which he
holds the brotherhood honor.
At District Meet
Business and Professional Women's'
Club attended the District meeting
held in Tarboro on Sunday.'''''; ; ''
, The meeting and' luncheon ' was
held at the Hilma Country Club,
and 'Mrs. D. M. Jackson 'of the lo
cal club gave the response to 'the
address' of' welcome. ' Othei1 Hert-'
ford Club members ; present were
"Mrs. ,R. M.. Riddick', Mrs.: Archie T.'
Lane and Miss Hulda Wood;- '
Gaither Hendricks, who for the
past twenty-odd years has served
as the "Grit" carrier in Hertford,
is a patient a,t the Norfolk Gen
eral Hospital, where, he will prob
ably undergo surgery.,. .
Mrs,;. Curtis ...Chappell ; naturally
takes Pftde ,in regortfl.frpm.her ? gg
euatomers that at. certain seasons
theyt lfind many eggswith. double
about; these dodklega.t A
1 -But Mrs. W. E. White has come
up r,witb story -such, a she has
not -heard tibefojrei She it) : .one f :
those customers' who" gela & "hig
thrill every time she breaks an egg
and -finds, instead of the usual one
yqlk two, "It's like getting Some
thing for nothing," she sakL
- But recently, Mrs. White noticed
an unusually large egg among her
weekly purchase from Mrs. Chap
pell. . "A double yolk," ; she said
to her self, adding "111 save that
for something special," which she
did. ' -' - '
"Imagine my surprise," she told
I.:s. r ---11, "when I brokt.the
"L:ng f i"nd two yoHfs
--t t ' t t!.!.e."
i In an all day session a
number of cases were disposed of I
by Judge Charles Johnson in Per
quimans County Recorder's Court.
Handy HilJ, charged with speeding
and reckless driving was fined
$25.00 and costs of court. Clar-,
ence E. White, charged with speed
ing paid the. cost-- of court. Rob
ert William Dwyer, charged with
speeding, paid costs of court. Sey
mour Erwin-Halpern, charged with
speeding, paid a fine of $4.00 and
costs. Oscar 'Cornelius Ferebee
paid the costs of court for speed
ing. Reuben Grovner, charged w ith
speeding, paid the costs of court.
Benjamin Leon Leonard paid a fine
of $10.00 and cost, for speeding.
Lester E. Gandel paid a fine of
$10.00 and costs for speeding. Ger
ald Willis Gregory, charged with
rtt&less t-driving, paid " f iifcjwtf.
9i&ft0 aind costs:' Alfred B. Stnith.
charged with allowing an unlicens
ed operator to operate a motor ve-
I hide, was called and failed to ap
pear; bond forfeited. Gladys Odell
Smith, charged with driving with
out an operator's license, was call
ed and failed to appear; bond for
feited. William Daughtrey Allen,
Jr., charged with having improper
license and improper lights was or
dered to pay a fine of $25.00 and
costs. W. Crafton Matthews, Jr..
charged with speeding, was ordered
to pay costs of court and surrender
his driver's license for two weeks.!
John Costen, charged with being
drunk on the highway was ordered
to pay the costs of court. Robert
Lee Thatch, charged with reckless
driving, following too closely and
driving , in restricted zone, - was
fw,nd 8"" and ordered to pay a!
fiae of $200.00 and costs. Thomas
Elfcfert Fletcher, charged with reck
less! driv;,-,g. was ordered to pay n
fiae ,of $25.00 and costs. Tyler
Vickand Elsie Felton, charged with'
mutual assault and being drunk
and disorderly were fined $25.00
each and ordered to pay the costs
ofVcourt. Gladys Webb, Ella M.
Wilson, Willie . Webb and Martha
Wilson, charged with assault were
each ordered to pay the costs of
court. Heywood Welch, charged
with reckless driving and leaving'
scene of accident Vas ordered to
pay a fine of $100 and costs of
court. ; Malcolm E. Nixon, charged
with, driving under the influence,
asked for a jury trial and case was!
sent to Superior Court. Sterling) " : ,
Miller, charged with having im-1 In most North Carolina counties,
proper license was found not guilty. farmers wiU 08 ble t0 begin their
Jesse Eugene Beavin. charged with s?n UP nder the Conservation Re-f4ilurfl-o
obey stop sign' was or-;erve piwf? SpikBank Pro-
dered to pay $10.00 and costs.
Sohoolr-footbali team' will' play 1
conference game- with Ahoskie at
Atoskie--'6night'' Friday)'' ftf 8
Vkck.':i' '.::AK'v s.Vi '. . ' '
v Coach Perry is expecting his
team to make a fine showing. I
: " . I
REV. J. PAUL HOLOMAN 'ADDS
ANOTHER CHURCH TO PASTOR,
The Rev,; J. Paul Holomap. who 'available for : participation under gible farmers in Nartfc Carolina
is pastor of the Whitevilla Grove this new program are of two kinds1 are limited, and for this reason he
Baptist Church at' Balvidese, has' an establishment payment which urged farmers who desire t par
accepted a call as pastor of the may cover up to 80 per cent of the ticipate to visit the county office
C -eH Hill Baptist Church ! in cost of starting the practice, and fend sign up Arsoon kk ounty
T .imans. County. "Mr; Holoman ah annual rental payment for the 'Mmunc')lh,)enti-Af'rb
v rve both churches, period of ,the' contract.- '.Rental' grim. -1 " Y i- JjJJj"-'-
If tlll ill.lllIIIII III IV )f .
illH tin "Mu' ufimiiimANA :11 A , ,
Rehabilitation representatives of
Tuberculosis Association met
August 31 at 10:00 A. M in the
TB office to talk over plans for
continuing help for patients both in
and out of the sanatorium.
This project - is a year-around
program and various clubs, church
es and civic organizations have
been most helpful in this program.
With 35 patients from the three
counties with tuberculosis required
a- great deal of help and under
standing. . Mrs. Bob Moore, Chairman of
Pasquotank County, told how the
Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church
asi a Community Mission had been
remembering natients for several
years throueh circles and the
Young Church Group. Mrs. Rus-
sell Baker, Chairman of Perquim
ans County, pointed out that the
people wanted to help and realized
more and more that Tuberculosis
was a major health problem of the
community and to restore the pa
tient to usefulness required the in
terest of many. Mrs, Baker also
said, "many of her people had
learned about tuberculosis and the
problems of tuberculosis creates by
helping with the patients."
Mrs. M. B. Taylor of Perquimans
said, "The Home Demonstration
Club and Better Health Commit
tee had been very thoughtful in re
membering their patients and ev
ery Home Demonstration Club had
had a program and film on tuber
culosis followed by a talk by one
of the patients that had returned
from.the,sanitortyh): helped felvatly.
by this committee?''
Serving on this rehabilitation
committee are the following: Mrs.
Ervin Turner, Mrs. Russell Baker,
Mrs. M. fi. Taylor and Mrs. Mary
Holly of " Perquim&'nsY' Mrs.' Bob
Moore, Mrs. Evelyn Hackel, Mrs. R.
E. Rhodes, Mrs. D. D. Dudley and
Mrs. Carrie Sawyer of Pasquotank;
Mrs. Vincent Leary and Mrs. Mary
H. Gregory of Camden.
4-H Club Elects
Officers For Year
The 4.H High School Club met
this week for the first time duris
the new 8Chool year, v There were
abou(. 80 member8 pregent to e,eot
officers for tne coming year of
fi(.Ps tw. were elected were:
Donald Baker," president; Lois
Byrum, vice president; Kay Mat
thews, secetary; : Becky Gregory,
treasurer; Jane Keel and Whittey
Matthews, song leaders.
Due to the shortage of time oth
-J' ' t. 1
er officers were not elected. Both short talk. After this there will ,
Mr. Bryant and Miss Henderson be a short meeting and 1957 mem-
said "we are looking forward to bership cards will be written. AH j
working With you 4-H'ers this men and women are urged to be ;
year." 'present. . I
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October 15th Deadline For '
Farmers To Sign Up Under
Conservation Reserve Plan
gram by the 10th of September.
H. D. Godfrey, administrative offi
cer for the Agricultural Stabiliza
tion and Conservation State Com-.
mittee, reported that his office isj
now holding instructional meetings
to train ASC personnel in every-'
county In the state on procedure
under this new program. :. '
In order to participate m i the
conservation reserve program this
fall, farmers must sign up under
the program not later than Oc-
tober 15th. The program will run
from 8 to 16 years depending on
the practices to be carried out
Godfrey explained, that payments'
The Churchland High Truckers I
defeated Perquimans High in -
ru.,v.iaA v.:a..: ..u. ,u.
season's opener before a large
The winners scored in the first j
quarter when a pass play from the
50 to the Hertford 15 set up the
score and a line play produced the
first score. " A 60 yard run pro
duced the second tally just before
the half and a pass play to the
Hertford five set up the final tally
in the third quarter with a running
play accounting for the score.
Churchland completed five of
nine pass attempts while Perquim
ans completed none of three. The
winners led in first downs 9-5.
Donny Bateman and Tommy
Matthews led the Perquimans de
fense with Matthews getting a 30
yard run and a 50 yard dafh that
was nullified by a penalty. Per
quimans could never get ah offen
sive going until the final quarter.
Quarterback Tommy Tilley, fresh
man, was hurt during practice ses
sions last week and did not see
much action for the Indians.
Of PTA Congress To
Be Held In Sunbury
The ninth District Conference ofi
North Carolina Congress of Parents
and Teachers will be held at Sun
bury High School, Sunbury on Oc
to'uer 9th, at 10:00 o'elocK A. M.
The registration of visitors will be
gin at 9:30 o'clock A. M.
Principal Calvin White of Sun-
bury is working with th president
of. Sunbury PTA. D. M- Parksiviind
thef 'ciistrict director, "Mrs. "Herbert
Highsmith of Roberson ville - to
make it one of the. most outstand
ing and informative meetings' ever
held in this district
Such outstanding people as Mrs.
3. W. Crawford, president of North
Carolina Parent-Teacher Associa
tion; Dr. Harold - Meyer of the
North Carolina Recreation Com
mission of Raleigh; the Rev. E;
Gordon Conklin of Williamston,
pastor of the Memorial Baptist
Church; C. B. Martin, principal of
the Robersonville High School, and
others will appear on the program.
The meeting will be concluded at
a luncheon held in Sunbury.
Farm Bureau Will
Meet September 24
The Perquimans v County Fa$m'
Bureau will have its kickoff meet-'
ing at the Agricultural- Building onl'veyance to the party of the second
September 24 at 8:00 P. M. I part shall he deemed null and void,
Norman C, Laribe, farmer from and the title to said lot of land
Pasquotank County, will make a I shall revert to. and said lot. itself
North Carolina, he
at the rate of $10
When the land tcj feplacnf jnfn"iy. presented the pro- .
ffie'reservft' . is alreaW'fnHn' ap-T P080"8 to the Boarl ot Education,"
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 9 to 5 year,
for vegetative cover
established tinder the
Conservation Reserve 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
According to Godfrey, the total
payments that may be made to ell
ij.Bqth $h8i Board of. TwB-Crfnf? : .
pfEducatipn held neefhigis Monday
nighttta consider ; th'e natter 'of.iif':;;;
the Hertford Grammar . School '?f
property, but the Board 'of Educa-.-V 1
of the own. Board!v t0,
Pone decision on the Town's ten-
lan fm.thf Library Fund
for sufficient funds to be able t
sign contracts for the construction
of the two buildings. That appli
cation will, of course, have to be
approved by the Board of County
Commisajoners, and the Chairman, '
A. T. Lane has called a special
meeting to consider ine matter o" -Thursday
night of ihis week. .
The Hertford Grammar School
was destroyed by fire last winter;
that is, all. except the recently con
structed modern lunch room.
When the Board of Education
took, final initial steps to re-build
the school they struck a snag. . The
plot of land, .which, incidentally.'
has been a school site "since the
memory of man runneth not to the
contrary" at least since 1848, is
too small an . area, acceding to
state specifications. There had to
be more land. .
It was no small matter to find
a desirable site within the
where there is little land
cupied. However, thev dif r ;
a suitable site. Natu ,m
County proposed to sc' ''.school.
site, which is in the '.rt of the '
town and a valuable piece of prop- -erty
from all standpoints, snd ap.
ply the money received therefrom
on the cost of the new building.
But, in searching for the title,
the lawyers discovered that the
deed transferring the -property tOj . "
the Graded School Trustees con
tained the following paragraph: j
"Provided," jho weVer OtJjtrnM
the party pi the Second part f school -trustees)
fail, for in' -erro of three ;
years from datSe-tb erect and main
tain upon said property 'Graded '
Schools' for the white children- of
said town, according to the true in
terest of this instrument and the
provisions of the Private laws of
North Carolina, Session 1905 chap
ter entitled An Act to Establish
Graded Schools in the Town of
Hertford . and issue bonds. Or
should the buildings erected upon - f
said property for such 'Graded
School' purposes be thereafter
burned, destroyed pr in anywise
removed and fail fair a term of
three years of re-erection or re
placement. Or should said 'Grad
ed Schools' them8el"es be thereaf
ter abandoned or discontinued in
service, for a period of three years; ' '
Then and in that event, or In any ""
or- either of these events, this con
become the property of the' said
Town of Hertford". r ,
A number of interested citizens
attended the meeting of the Board
of Town Commissioners on Monday
njght. and freely and amicably dis-
tfc- Board held an executive ses
sion. ' '
Mayor V. N. Dnrden reported
that the Town Council had decided
that thev vfn'M make the County
Board of Education one of two
propositions, but that it had not
yet . been definitely decided which
proposal, they would offer. ; Mayor
Darden -. and Charles E. Johnson,
,l: i- !
men in setuiiun. -m ;
It was. stated by Mayor Darde .
that the Town would agree to pay
the Board of. Education $15,000.0? "
and.1 retain the buildings and the .'
land on. which they are situated;"-
or tnat tnev woul- K've the Coun- ' .
ty, Board .of , Education a deed for: '
the lunchroom and the land' on
which it is situated,, retaining- trM
remainder of the property.
This did not mean,' Mavor Dar
Continued on Pg Sit .
AT INSTRUCTIONAL MEETING
;'The Perquimans County ffiee
personnel of the Agriculture Stabi
lization -Conservation Committee
attending the District Instructional
meeting In Williamston on, Tues
dkyil Miss Helene Nixon,' ofHce
manager and Mrs. Amy Van I' ar
ris: ' '"-- "