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Voltoie XXIII. Number 41.
Hi;'- . .
r ! 'Adoption of a zoning ordinance
' ! ' for the Town of Hertford, , which
'. : will regulate future building con-
- struqtion within the confines of .the
, town, moved a step nearer Monday
night when the Town Commission
. era named a five-man Planning
Board which will work in cooperar
tion with the League of Municipal!.
' ties in drawing up the various rules
and regulations of the ordinance to
he submitted to the public for dis
cussion and future 'adoption by the
Town Board. .
Members of this Planning Board
are E. L. Reed, tl N. Hollowell,
John D. Costen, Emmett Landing
and Julian A. White. ; y'i
This board will hold its first
meeting on Wednesday . of next
week when a representative of the
: League of Municipalities will come
to Hertford to outline tentative
' proposals concerning the ordinance.
Surveys of the town have already
been made by the League, of which
Hertford is a member, and it is be-
i lieved the recommendations of the
League will be followed by the
Planning Board. , , w
Zoning laws 'for a number of
. towns throughout the state have
been prepared and adopted through
the cooperation of the League of
Municipalities, and members of the
Hertford Board feel fortunate in
securing the League's assistance
for the local ordinance. "
. Public hearings concerning zon
ing regulations recommended by
the Planning Board will be con
ducted prior to adoption by the
. Town' Board, and notices of these
hearings will be given from time
to time. Local ? authorities, how
ever, believe final adoption of the
law cair be achieved by sometime irf
pecembet, . ' " ' .,-',..,,
'. Other -matters "(handled during
the Comisriiope' jm
. vvday Jiitfjiiisl iiJ4imHi iStiw
, and a report ay Mayor v.; JN,; par-
den that .hudltprs iwer; flow; team
eluding the annual examination of
the Town's books and a full report
( will be made on the audit at a spe
cial meeting to be called at the
' convenience of the auditors. '
To Close Out Farm
Commissioners for Perquimans
County, in a special meeting held
Thursday night of last week, voted
to continue' their efforts to secure
federal and state aid for a stream
clearance program in this county,
ridding creeks and rivers clogged
by debris ' during, hurricanes last
Several months ago the local
Board 'submitted an application for
this project to the State Civil' De
fense Administration in the amount
of more than $312,000 with . an un
derstanding funds would be made
available for county use in carry
ing out the program.
A few weeks ago the whole pro-
gram for, Eastern North Carolina
was placed under the supervision of
the Corps-of Army Engineers 'at
Wilmington and funds were allocat
ed to some 20 counties along-the
eastern part of the Staie but Per-
ouimans County was omitted from
the list of counties receiving1' the
aid. i ' - , . -
The Board of Commissioners
were, advised last week- by the
State Civil Defense office addition
al funds may 'be made available
for this pwgrantf and were rcquest-
1 to re ubmit tf'e ;
"8 work nee ; i ia I :
' Ctli 3f V i t'.is
Masons To Hold :
Banquet Nov. 13th
, ' Plans are being completed for
the' annual Masonic banquet to be
held on Tuesday, November 13, at
the Central Grammar School cafe
teria, it was announced today by
Elijah White, Master of the lodge.
Efforts are being made to secure
the Grand Master to be guest
speaker for this year's event and
reservations may be made' by con
tacting R. C. Baker.
One item oh the program for the
evening will be the presentation of
a 50 year emblem to Simon Ruten
berg. Mr. White urges all mem
bers of the local lodge to make
plans now fop attending the ban
quet.:''' ' " i .'f. ;'" '
During September, the State
Highway Commission completed 6.9
miles of paving in the First High.,
way : Division, Commissioner Em,-i
mett Winslow of Hertford reports
In Perquimans County, a san:d
asphalt base course, 18 feet wide,
wns placed by State forces from a
point on a county road about three
miles west of New Hope, south to
the Perquimans River for one mile.
In Pasquotank County, a sand
asphalt wearing surface was laid
on the following 16 to 23-foot wide
roads and their lengths by State
forcesi , From intersection of
county road with. US 158 about 1.3
miles -west of. Lynch's Corner,
north; 0.9 milej 'from Ur S. 158
about 5.5 miles northwest of Eliza-
'road', l3 Siifes; and streeVdevelopi
ment worK.ioffTUS.J7 near Eliza.
beth' Cityw.0.4 mile. A sand as.
phalt base course and wearing sur
face was placed by State forces oh
the following two ; 18-foot wide
roads and their lengths: From
; ' (Continued on Page Three)
J The annual Perquimans County
Farm Bureau meeting 'and barbecue
supper will be held Friday after
noon, October 12 at 4 o'clock.'
';This 'meeting will be held at the
Perquimans County '.High School
and there will be a speaker to dis
cuss Farm Legislation. ' There will
also be a vote on the Farm Bureau
directors for -t the coming -year.
George Winslow,: president of the
Perquimans County Farm Bureau,
reports that the drive for member
ship for 1957 is progressing accord
ing to all expectations, . and has
high hopes of reaching the quota
set for Perquimans County. -
The Barbecue supper will be held
after the business meeting and ev
ery member is . invited to bring
their families for this supper. Your
membership card will be your tic
ket for the meat, and the Perquim
ans' County Farm . Bureau' is re
questing that each member bring
enough cornbread for his family.
Auxiliary To Hold
Silver Tea Oct 19 ,
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will
have a silver tea on Friday; . Octo"
ber 19, from S to .5 P.. M. at the1
home of Mns. Walter Edwards.
Mrs, Robert Albertson of Ports-
mouth will be present with, a- col
lection of dolls of all nations- and
periods. She Will display these at
the tea as she and her daughter
have displayed the interesting col
lection at numerous meetings ' in
Lt. and Mrs. William E. Murray
f.c;n Can Elc; i, C. 'If., announce
IieV 'cfa(' " " -. I "i Caryl
Road Report Given
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
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NAVY ROCK- 'N' ROLL Submarine trainees -have an opportunity for dockside seasickness in
the Navy's newest electronic device the Universal Submarine Simulator. The operator, right,
has fed a problem into a computer whose signals have actuated the Simulator into making a
pronounced pitch such as might take place in heavy seas or in making a high-speed turn. The '
operator can rock V roll the Simulator to angles of 45 degrees, and can duplicate sea conditions
frorri dead .calm to hurricane force. Student submariners thus run the gamut of submarine,
operating conditions before they ever step aboard one ot th Navy's undersea vessels.
Make Visit To
Jaycee 10th District' Vice Presi
dent Joe Conger and Warren Twid
dy, chairman of Education for the
10th district, from Edenton, visit
ed the Hertford Jaycees at the Oc
tober 3 meeting. Conger compli
mented the Hertford Jaycees for
taking part in so many of the state
and local Jaycee projects. Con
ger named the Teen-Age Driving
Rbadeo, Teen-Age Fishing Roadeo,
the Voice of Democracy, and other
projects that the Hertford Jaycees
had taken part in that were on
the state ievel. He urged the Hert
ford Jaycees to give more young
men in this community the oppor
tunity to join the Jaycees. Con
ger stated, "If young men in thi3
area are given a chance to belong,
to fthe"? Jaycee organization ihen
'their1 pride of 'serving their fellow
citizens and obtaining leadership
training will be of great value; in
Warren Twiddy, drstrict educa
tion chairman, made a very en
lightening talk on the state educa
tion program being sponsored by
the North Carolina Jaycees. Twid
dy stated that a recent survey
made by: the North Carolina Jay
cees has shown some astonishing
. (Continued on Page Two) '
A varied docket consisting of
nine enses wan riisnospd nf durinc
Tuesday' session pf Perquimans
Recorder's Court, presided over by
Judge Unas. Johnson.
"Costs of court were , assessed
againsi-two defendants, Jessie Tit
tie and Virginia Tarkenton after
each had submitted to charges of
Ellis Hoffler, Negro, charged
with driving without a license, en
tered a plea of guilty and paid a
fine of $25 and costs of court.
A $2 fine and costs 'of court were
taxed against Joe Copeland who
submitted to a charge of being
drunk on the streets of Hertford.
,'. Spurgeon Bruckington entered a
plea 'of guilty to a charge of reck
less driving. He paid a fine of
$25 and costs of court.' . v ; ;
. Otha Perry, 'charged . on two
counts of driving without a license
and possessing non-tax-paid-liquor
entered a plea of guilty to thr
charges and paid a fine of $35 and
eosts of court. ' '' '
. Court costs were taxed against
Jasper Cobb and James Njxon, Ne
groes, after each had submitted to
charges of mutual assault:
, , Aaron Rlddick, Negro, was order
ed to pay a fine of 140 and, costr
after ... pleading guilty to charges of
driving with an expired license
speeding and failing to observe a
stop sign. . ' "i'.j :".Ati v'.'-.i.?
. Jackson Krum'Veide entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of driv
ing drunk'; was fbund " guilty of
driving with an expired license and
not guilty cf . charge of carrying
concealed . weapons and resisting'
ort. He was ordered to pay a
' r If h 't cf coi'rfc,-
variety Of Cases
Coach Ike Perry's Perquimans
Indians, boasting a 3-0 record in
the Albemarle Conference, will play
two strong conference opponents in
Hertford during the coming two
weeks. The Indians will play Wil
liamston here Friday night and
meet the strong Edenton Aces on
Friday, October 19.
The Indians maintained their
conference leadership at Plymouth
last Friday night, winning a 34-0
decision over the Panthers in a con
test which revealed a stronger of.
fensive than the locals had shown
in previous games. Perquimans
even during the final part of tttftl
..-.v nJL ' ' j vZT
game wntfn. Coach Perry used his
reserves, in both offdhse' and 'de
fense. : Plymouth picked up only
four first downs against the strong
Indian line for a total of 42 yards
rushing while Perquimans had 10
first downs for a total of 218 net
Eure, Matthews and Tilley.were
outstanding for the Indians on of
fense while the entire Indian line
showed up well on defense. Eure
scored the first two touchdowns for
Perquimans and Johnny Miller, on
a pass front Tommy Matthews, tal
lied the third. Tommy Matthews
converted the tries for extra points
and the half-time score was 21-0 in
favor of the Indians,
Hertford moved from the 50 to
the Plymouth 15 in the third period
with Tommy Matthews reeling off
runs of 26 and 8 yards and a few
plays later raced 15 yards for the
fourth score and also ran the-extra
point. . Johnny Matthews, blond
, j. ..... v. . v v.ii ii n j iuakbiicnO) U 1 U 1 1 U
-speedster, raced 28 yards for the
1 final score late in'the third per-
The fourth period was scoreless
with Hertford reserves picking up
three first downs and moving from
their own 40 to the Plymouth 12
just before the game ended.
BPW Club Holds
The Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club, held a
regular -meeting at the home of
Mrs. Sallie Me, Lane on Thursday
night, October-4. Prior to the busi
ness meeting, a delicious covered
dish supper was enjoyed by those
Following the 'regular order of
business, the club voted ,to help
again this year in the preparation
of the envelopes for the TB Seal
Sale; i plans were also formulated
for the sponsoring of a first-aid
course to- be given here beginning
n' January. 'At the conclusion of
business the meeting was adjourn
ed on motion, 'to meet again, with
Mrs. Dora Riddick ; . on Thursday
night, October 18. " ' v .
The following members enjoyed
the supper and business meeting:
Mrs.1 Roxanna. Jackson, Mrs. Sallie
Lane, Miss Hulda Wood, Mrs. Dora
Riddick, Mrs. Grace Coston, Mrs.
Miriam Haskett, Mrs. Mary Dale
Lane, Mrs. Essie Burbage, 'Miss
Kate Blanchard, Mrs. Betty Swin
dell and Mrs. Sally Bonner. Mrs.
Laura Hollowell was a guest of the
Carolina, Friday, October 12, 1956.
Eight men who participated in
the Brinks robbery seven years
ago, when $1,219,000 was stolen
from a Boston firm, were given
life terms in prison this week at
the conclusion of a trial which has
been running several weeks. Ar
rests were made in connection with
the robbery only a few days before
the statute of limitation would
munity for the -deedi f, s4 .
A UN hearing on the Suez Ca
hal question, apparently, has failed
to resolve the differences between
Egypt ' and. Western Powers over
control of the waterway. Russia
sided with Egypt during the UN
hearing, thus making the Security
Council decision impossible since a
unanimous vote is necessary for
UN action. Meanwhile, Egypt is
making out running the canal with
newly recruited pilots and prom
ises uninterrupted service to all na
Baseball fans were getting their
money's worth in the world series
thifl year gs New York and Brook
lyn battled for the title. Brooklyn
won the first two games in easy
lasnion tnen tne Yankees came
back to win three in a row, one be
ing a record-setting achievement
for Don Larsen, who pitched a per
fect game. Brooklyn tied the
count at 3"-all winning the sixth
game Tuesday, a 10-inning" affair,
by a score of 1-0.
roncitians are Dusy scanning
election polls in an attempt to
guess the outcome of the Novem
ber 6 election between President
Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.
The polls indicate a close race with
the outcome in doubt due to voters
switching their ballots as compared
to 1952, Some pollsters predict the
results in large cities, in several
key states, will decide the final out
come as to the winner.
Central PTA Meet
Scheduled Monday "
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Perquimans Central Grammar
School will hold its October meet
ing: in the school auditorium Mon
day. October 15, at 7:30 P. M. The
Winfall community with Mrs. Shir
ley Williams as chairman, Will have
charge of the program. The sub
ject.will be "Building Foundations
for Useful and Healthy Lives."
All 'members and interested patrons-
of, the school are cordially
invited to attend. . . ! '
Mr. and Mrs. Wade H. Jordan.
Jr.," of Austin, Texas, anonice
W'th of a 7-pound son, Robert AI
phonso Jordan, born Monday. Octo
ber 8. in Seaton Hosoital 4ust"
Mr. Jordan is the Kon bt Mr, and
Mrs: Wade Jordan, Edenton, Route
2. Mrs. Jordan is tM former Miss
Lilian Hayes of Goldsboro.
Huge Housing Development
Local Legion Post "
Of Vets Program
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post 126
held its regular meeting on October
4, at the Town Municipal Building.
,C. F. Sumner, chairman of Ameri
canism and Security, give a report
on the Bradley Commission report.
This Bradley report recommends
that some of the veterans hospitals
and veteran benefits be curtailed.
Mr. Sumner pointed out that the
closing of hospitals and curtail
ment of some of the veteran bene
fits would be very serious to vet
erans. He stated that prompt ac
tion by the members of the Ameri
can Legion and other veteran or
ganizations was needed. The mem
bership of Post 126 went -in record
as being opposed to some of the
findings in the Bradley Commission
report. The post also went on rec
ord as being in favor cf taking
some action in behalf of v?terans
through contacting congressmen
and other officials in regard to this
Discussion was held with regard
to the present veteran pnram
such as the GI Bill and othei pro
grams that the American Legion
played a big part in getting enact
ed into law.
The members of Tost 126 will
visit the Kecoughtan Veterans Hos
pital on October 21, 1956. Com
mander C. T. Skinner, Jr., urbe.?
all Legionnaires to take part in
this visit. It was called to the at
tention" of, the post that a nimberl
of veterans . from Perquimans
County are at Kecoughtan Hospital
The members were in favor of
holding a joint dinner meeting wllh
the American Legion Auxiliary in
Mrs. Morris Named
Annual Seal Sale
Mrs. C, P. Morris of Hertford
has accepted the chairmanship rep
resenting Perquinjans County for
the 1956 Christmas Seal, it was
announced today by Archie T. Lane,
president of the Pasquotank-Perquimans-Camden
sociation. The 50th annual campaign to
raise funds for the voluntary fight
against. TB will get under way No
vember 15th. "Although much pro
gress has been made in the first
half century of the Christmas Seal
Sale," Mr. Lane said, "we cannot
afford to lessen our efforts against
the' disease which still strikes 100,-
000 Americans each year.
Mrs. Morris has served as board
member of the Pasquotank-Per
quimans-Camden Tuberculosis As
sociation for several years. Serv.
ed as chairman of the Health Edu
cation committee for several years.
is most active in church and -civic
activities. At present she is a
member of the Business and Pro
fessional Woman's Club and the
American Legion Auxiliary. She
was one of the first president of
the PTA in Perquimans County.
As Seal Sale Chairman of Per
quimans County Mrs. Morris will
represent the Tuberculosis Associa
tion throughout Perquimans County-
'::-::v':.;-.;r-.-; ' ' , :.
' "Other representatives", said Mr.
Lane, "are in Pasquotank County,
Levil Culpepper of Elizabeth Citv.
and in Camden County, Mrs. B. C.
"Christmas Seal funds are the
sole support of the Pasquotank-Perquimans-Camden
Association," said. Mr. Lane. '
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lambdin of
Kinstnn announce the birth of a
daughter, Cindy Jo, born Septem
ber 28.' Mrs. Lambdin is the frnw
er Miss Mildred Skinner.
Mrs. Estelle" E. White, Halifax
County Home Agent, has been se
lected by the National Home Dem
onstration Agents' Association as
one of the four hoiae agents from
North Carolina to receive a Nation
al Distinguished Service Award
given by this organization. The
presentation will be made in Chi
cago later this month.
Mrs. White, a native of Carteret
County, began work in the exten
sion service in 1942 and has achiev
ed an outstanding record over the
years, she is the wile of J. Alvin
White, formerly of Hertford.
At Rotary Meeting
Jerry Wright of Elizabeth City
was a guest speaker at Tuesday's
meeting of the Hertford Rotary
Club at which time he gave an in
teresting report on plans for de
velopment of Carolla, a new beach
area lyinir north of Nags Head.
Mr. Wright stated TnteVest' being j
shown in the development gives a
bright future that the area some
.lay may be one of the finest beach
resorts on the eastern seaboard.
W. J. Davis, president of the
club, announced the Rotarians will
entertain their wives at a party at
the Hotel Hertford on Tuesday
night, October 30 and named Rob
ert Hollowell, V. N. Darden and
Jack Kanoy as a committee on ar
rangements for the event.
Name Nominees In
Election Oct. 23rd
On Tuesday, October 23, Per
quimans County farmers will be
electing the ASC farmer-commit-teemnn
who in 1957 will be respon
sible for the local administration
I of such national farm programs as
the Soil Bank Program, the Agri
cultural Conservation Program,
Price Supports, Acreage Allot
ments, Marketing Quotas', Storage
Facility Loans and others, Helene
W. Nixon, Perquimcns County ASC
Office Manager, said.
' Community elections will be held
in the county's six designated agri
cultural communities at the fol
lowing places: BeWidere communi
ty, L. L. Chappell's Store; Nicanor
community, "Winks" Winslow's
Store; Bethel community, J. L. Cur
tis' Store; Hertford community,
Agricultural Building; New Hope
community, S. T. Perry's Store, and
Parkville community, Fred Wins-
low's Store. Polls will remain open
from 8:00 A. M., to 5:00 P. M.
ine toiiowmg rarmers were
nominated by Community Election
Boards for election as Community
Committeemen and Alternates, and
Delegates and Alternate Delegates
to the County Convention: Belvi
dere community. Thomas W, Chap
pell, Estes O. CopelandY Freelnnd
M. Copeland, James L. Lane, Wal
ter T. Nowell, Ralph E. Perry.
Charles T. Rogerson, Jr., Louis L.
Spivev, Brandon T. Winslow,- Will
I. . Winslow; Nicanor community:
Lester J. Baker, Windell S. Benton.
John A. Riddick. Seldon Rountree.
Asa Stallings, Sidney Stalling, J.
H. Stallings, Lyndon White, Elisha
S. Winslow, Percy L. Winslow?
5 Cents Per Copy
Perquimans County will be the
j location for a huge housing devel- ., ;
opment, containing approximately
00 units, if plans being developed
by the Navy Department material- ;
izc for housing service personnel
from the Harvey Point Air Base
and the Air Facility at Edenton, it
was learned here last week through
an unofficial but reliable source.
Construction of such a project is
now being contemplated by Navy
officials and surveys are being
made preparatory to the program
receiving final governmental ap
proval. According to reports, which cir
eulated here during the week-end
a tentatie site for the project has
been selected by the Navy Depart
ment and is located about 4 miles . '
south of Hertford on U. S.. High- ,
way 17, at the intersection of the
road leading to the Bethel com
Numerous rumors concerning
Navy plans for a housing project
somewhere in this area have been
in circulation hereabouts for sev
eral months but it now appears,
following surveys conducted in the
vicinity, plans for such a project
ire being developed by the Navy
It is understood from the re
port, the development will contain
housing units for men stationed at
both Harvey Point and at Eden
ton. The reports reveal the pro-",
iect will be construclct nr-l-M- gJ'
irnment regulations as provided tor
in the Capehart housing bill and'
title to the land and housing will -rest
with the government
A certain number' of the hous-
ing units will be assigned for use !
by personnel from Harvey Point
and the remainder will be for the
rental to men stationed TSdentAiT
The i facilities "f6rltneE"denton
division have been approved while
the division for Harvey Poini 13
now in the process of being con-
sidered for final approval. 1.
No official information has been
released concerning this project but
local - sources believe construction
will be started at some future date
which will provide for completion
about I960 which is the target date
for commissioning of the reactivat
ed Harvey Point base.
Bethel community: John H. Cor
prew, '.Jr., Carl Harrell, Wallace E.
Hobhs, Colon S. Jackson, Winston
E. Lane, Sr., Edgar Long, T. Julian
Long, Charlie Mathews, Dewey
Perry, Sr., Joe Towe White; Hert
ford community: McEllroy H.
-"II T - -
land Elliott, Winborne S. Evans,
Johnnie Hollowell, Benjamin S.
Hoskins, Anderson E. Layden, Irvin
C. Long, Freeman N. Mansfield,
Carroll R. Williams; New Hope
community: Lucious E. Butt, Mar- ,
vin Caddy, Melvin Eure, Ralph
Harrell, T. Hoyle Jones, Earl
Morse, Carson D. Spivey, Jim R.
Stokely, Jack Wilson, J. Elmer
Wood, Sr.; Parkville community:
Johnnie A. Bray, Calvin M. Bundy,
Arvin W. Hudson, Ernest W. Long,
Julian R, Matthews, Ernest E. Mor
gan, J. Lawrence Perry, W. Hay
wood Smith, Winfred A. Snyth, W.
Any farmer who as owner, op
erator, tenant, or Bharecroppef, is
participating or is eligible to par
ticipate in any program administer-'
ed by the County ASC Committee,
is eligible to vote in his community.
Announcements will be made of
the Community Committeemen
elected immediately after the elec-,-tion.
Delegates elected by the
farmers will meet on October 25 to
elect County Committeemen. ' ASC ,"
County and Community Committee
men elected will take office Novem
MASONS MEET TUESIUt
Pemutmans IHir M mc a ei
- o l .
A. M., will meet in the lodf e
room Tuesday night at 8 'clock. All
members nf th. inritr s i
F urged to attend. ; i t