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' ! . Coach' Ike Perry's Perquimans
Indians wilt be shooting for "thai
195$ football championship of the
Albemarle Conference Friday night
when they meet their .old athletic j
rivali, the Eden ton Aces, on Me
morial Field in Hertford. Game
- a; ...:u.t o.u.aI l
.This gridiron contest will be one
of the outstanding, games of the
season for this area. Perquimans
: boasts a 4-0 record in the confer-
1 ence standing while Edenton has
2-0 record to date. The Indians
.are: unscored upon in conference
play and the fact the Aces nave
. highly touted offense provides
prospects for a real ball' game., for
the fans. ; ,
Perquimans scored a 12-victory
. over Williamston last Friday night
xo scay at uie top or tne conierence
standing,' and this contest proved
again .the strength of the Indian
defense. Williamston was able to
' net only three yards rushing while
Tommy Matthews, Tommy Tilley
and ; Dan Eure sparked ;the Per
quimans offense to roll up l? first
downs for a total net yards rush
ing of 185. WiUiamstoit had two
. first downs, one by a pass and the
: other by a penalty. ':
Tommy Matthews scored - the
first TD for Peisquimang, climax
ing a 96 yard" march, wliich fea
tured runs by Eure, Tilley and
Matthews. The 6-0 score stood un
til the. third peribd when Tilley
scored on a quarterback sneak from
' the one yard" line to gfve. Perquim-
' came after the Indians had recover
ed a WHliamBton fumble on the
' Greeir Wave 21 yard md, and a
' penalty- moved the ball to thWM
- yard line. - '' .' i ' ,v- i . -.
'' A third Perquimans TD,J stored
j In the Mf4jeert(.ieB'elIe4i
.. uncw pvnwT inra tne inaians lost a
. chance to ecorewhen Wilfiamstoh
. held for downs.';;? 4 t'-! - ,u '
. .The entire Perquimans team' wis
Johnny- Miller and 'Ralph ' White;
Tackles Hasel Matthews arid' Char
lie Johnson; Guards Chaflie1 ?a'rid
Thurston Whedbeef Centeri Jimmy
Dozie'r and Don Baker, and Backs
ponny Bataman, Tommy and John
, ny Matthews, Daniel Eure, Jimmy
; Ross and Tonmy Tilley leading the
way. 'Back Gerald Robertson look
ed best for the visitors in ; the
ground gaining department while
Gaylord Perry looked good on de
, fense. . . j , : fffj
Prises 'tnr," ' f ?Hn
a banquet to be held Thursday, Oc:
tober 25, at Tamp Perry, near New'
Hope; it was reported today by R.
M. Thompson, County Agent
This year's contest was won by
the Parkville Club with Walter
Nowell being the , top producer.
Ray Morse was the winner for the
Durants Neck Club and ' Warner
Madre was high man for the Beth,
el Club. . , j
Under the rules; of the contest
the two losing clubs, Durants tCck
and Bethel, will-furnish the feed
Jor the winning Pcrkville Club.
This year the cl Jjs have- reccivi
ed. a Kumber af donatiors -from
merchants, to 'be awarded at prizes
the contest.,. These piv as wer
.outea ty J. u-.i.a
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( ' nn;v Roy C.ry'
i :..A.)Cocd Ci, ;try,
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ODWiFor 'Election !;
Registration books, for the. gen
eral election November ; 6, were
opened in Perquimans County last
week, it was announced by R. C.
Murray,' chairman - of the local
board of elections, who Ftated the
books will remain open until Sat
urday, October 27 for the purpose
of registering new' voters ; who
wish to participate in the elections.
Officials for ; the general elec
tion, Mr. Murray said, are the same
as those serving at the special elec
tion held last month He pointed
out voters already listed ?on the
books need no :' register again in
order to be eligible to vote Novem
Registrars for the election Will be
located at the six regular polling
I place.i in the county . during' the
Several important items of busi
ness were discussed and acted upon
in the regular fall meeting of thp
Home Demonstration County Coun
cil meeting. ;
Ti.is meeting was called to order,
by Mrsl Colon Jackson, president,
and devotional wts feiven by .Mrs.
Florence Webb, home agent.
itThiring ' the business eeting.
report, were given on Farmers Day
and. the Talent and Beauty; eontest
Both-SVents -mm e gqiiaidered sut.
eessfut'-, Helpful suggestions were
jtftfcfcS, another fmom Pay.
Pllins for the annual Fall Achieve-
jwie Day were discussed, and' the
date, place and speaker decided as
follows) November j . '14 r at 2:30
in the" Wihf all , School auditorium
with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Saw
yer, as main speakers on "Christ
nwsiArrangements, Hostess clubs
for the program , and tea will be
Belvideret Chapanoke, Carants
Neck, Snow HUUWhite Hat, Win
fall and Whitestoh. ; ;;
The Council voted to contribute
(20.00 to tin International Farm
Youth Exchange student who is
Spending some time in the county
in various homes. . The young man.
Enrique Rossi, who is from Argen
tina, will be here until the middle
...Poor, .attendance,, was , discussed
and left open for discussion in the
various clubs., v '; .. .i'
Mrs. Mary Seaborn of the Tide
water, Blood Bank. Program, made
an appeal fot the Women to ask
the clubs, ,tfli try to solicit donors
for. the. next Visit of the bloodmo-
bila which is October 29. She ask-,
id, thsit .each club get five people
to attend , and contribute. . In her
short talk she stressed the import
ance ol trying to. keep the program
in the cbuntyt . '
Meetincr To Feature
FHA Loan Program
; A meeting for the purpose of ac
quainting major sources of agri
cultural credit With various, phases
of the FHA program and Its lend
ing activities will be held at the
agriculture building in Hertford on
Tuesday,' October 25, beginning at
10 A.M. , V'''i::'
GU6'sts' at the' meeting wiir In-tT'idt-
representatives of the finan
cial .institutions in this area and the
program 4will; be in charge of of
ficials of the Farmers' Biomef Ad
minic?ratioh. ' - 'ifi ,!'; ir:-'.'1-1'Tv,'';-;
M,; EIGHTS Pr.OMOTlONv;-'
1 Tort r-'c1 "cr, Okinawa--Kelvin
C, 0cnB, Jr., whose father lives
in irrt" i. r..:r.t!y was promot-
tl t s. ' t C. J class at Fort
r j ' ncr, t ' 'a, .t he is a
f.'.m 1 e r in t'e ryukyus
C 1 1 'r f -v" e.
I . '"It i entered the
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Hertford; Perquimans County. North
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BIC JOKE, BUT NOT EVERYONE lAUGHED-Catsup wa pep up the flavor of hamburgers,
but put in the ha.'ds of young, imaginative pranksters, it can wjfeak havoc in a community. That's
exactly what happened in Bensalem and Bristol Township?, Pa. Bill Jones, arm extended,
daubed his arm with catsup, then hid in a car trunk, letting the red-stained arm dangle out.
Women who saw.it fainted, with some requiring medical attention. One terror-stricken man had
. to be driven" home. Though the local officers Joe Gallagher, left, Joe Picciotti, and George
Wilker, right momentarily seemed to enjoy the "joke," all was not hilarity. The nine youths
Involved in the prank were given a stiff reprimand and a fine for their efforts.
An autumn storui, which raked
the Florida coast 'early this week,
hit this area late, Tuesday with rain
and some wind squalls suspending
harvesting operations vhich were
in high ear. . : The center of the
storm, it was reported, reached the
Hatteras section late Wednesday
afternoon but weather bureaus pre
dicted clearing skies ly Friday
A Coast Guard cutter rescued 31
prisons aboard a Pacific airliner
which, crashed into the ocean Tues
day 1,130 miles from San Francis
co. "'The plane, which developed en
gine trouble, was kept aloft by the
pilot for 4 hours and finally
ditched near the cutter afttjr daylight'-
Only five persons aboard the
plane received ' injuries and these
were reported as slight.
With two weeks, remaining before
the' national elections Adlai Stev
enson and President Eisenhower
are -stepping up their presidential
campaigning, each having schedul
ed a number of important speech
en to be delivered in sections of the
lKtion having large electoral votes.
Pollsters predicting the election
outcome report the race is: close
with the President havinj an edge
over Mr. Stevenson at the present
Tomorrow (Saturday) will be the.
final day for the N. C. State Fair
which has been in progress all
week. - The theme of the fais this
year was "Dairying' on-Parade",
featuring 15 dairy exhibits to em-phasize-the
importance of the dairy
industry in North Carolina.
.ri. ', i ' '. i hi i i
f , The Parent-Teacher Association
of Hertford Grammar School held
its firpt meeting of the school year
on Thursday night of last wack,
in "the auditorium' at Perquimans
High School wit! Mrs. Jack Brinn
presiding. A number of impoi tan
business items, and plans for the
coming year, were, discussed and
acted upon during the session.
Following a devotional given by
Mrs. James Auman, minutes of the
last meeting-., were read by J.. W.
Dillon,- secretary, and treasurer's
report revealed the ' organization
had a cash balance of $149.
"The group voted not to hold a ,
Hallowt-W kriy!lthii year bui "to
. concentrate iitejeffprts 'ph sijiJmjoeH
of other projects, adopted during
'h .meeting-;,;.?.:;;; Sk.iv':-
. Mrs., Brlnn. announced the next
meeting of the PTA will be held
on November 8 and the place of
meeting will be the high school au
The meeting was closed with a
social hour. '
MASON'S TO MEET
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
1S5, A. T. L A. II., will meet
"rr" twt'7:30 o'clock. ,
$100 Fine Handed
Down By Recorder
In Liquor Hearing
Found guilty of possessing five
quarts of non-tax-paid liquor 're
sulted in Clinton Riddick, Negro,
being fined $100 and ordered to pay
the court costs here Tuesday morn
ing following a hearing . before
Judge Chas. E. Johnson in Record
er's Court. -A 60-day jail sentence
was suspended upon condition the
defendant-paythe fine and costs.
Ten otherases were disposed of
during 'the ourt session, Including
those in which Robert Burns plead
ed ,gutlty speeding and paid
finof $10 and costs: 1
ly paid a fine of $10 and costs .af
ter .pleading guilty to a similar
charge .and. John- Bennett and
James Cahoon paid fines of $4 each
and costs of court on the same
William Mallory, Negro; submit
ted to a charge of driving without
a license- and paid a fine of 85
and costs of court. ,;; ;
A $10 fine and court costs1 were
Party At Central
. The Parent-Teacher Association
of Central Grammar School held
its October meeting Monday night
in the school auditorium with the
president, Mrs. John Hurdle, preSid
ing. The meeting opened with the
singing of the PTA Song. The
Winfall community had charge , of
the program with Mrs, Shirley Wil-
.t, . B i- ,,.. f participating. She asked the co
"Bu lding Foundations for, Health- r ' j , j.
, , . ,T i i t m. c.. ! operation of each person in order
ful and Useful Lives". The Rev. - .. ...
t- - , i- j .j ,u j ' to make this a succe;i. Mrs. . tha
E. R. Meekins conducted the de-,, 4,v - , , ,
T , , . . x. - . . .Tunnell's room won the attendance
votional, emphasizing the import-' ,
ance of love to God and our fellow- pl"e . . ,
men. A quartet, composed of Ray. The topic for .the November
mnnA st tni Marvin White. I m e e t i n g will be ; "Preserving,
Wavn Whit and W. N. Matthews.
sang "Kneel At The Cross" ad
"This Life Is Hard To Understand"
accompanied by Mrs. Durwood Bar
ber. A film was shown entitled
"Stop Rheumatic Fever". Dr. T.
P. Brinh commented "on the1 perti
nent ffaets hrinBing' jtO; mindi .the
serious affects of the mild scarlet
fever epidemic, which the - county
experienced the previous spring,
fee stressed the imnortance of med
ical .treatment , and care, He said
"never treat ,it like' a ommon cold
because it could develop into some
thins:., serious. AJSiippJeness -a n d
mildness are the .manifestations of
a disease." ... . ... '. ,
t During the business session the
minutes were read, and approved.
Mrs. ; Roland Tripp received the
"lucky - seat" prize Which , was a
PTA Cook Book. Mrs. Frank Bray,
membership chairman, commended
each parent and teacher for. their
cooperative spirit in the member
ship drive. Mrs. Elwood Nowell,
Carolina, Friday, 'October 19, 1956.
assessed against James Spruill, Ne
gro, who entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of failing to dim the
lights of his motor vehicle.
James Foster, Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of driving with
out a license. He was ordered to
pav a fine of $25 and costs.
Elbert Revelm, Nagro, charged
on two counts with ; speeding and
driving without a license, entered a
lea of guilty and paid a. fine of
$30, and costs. " ' ,
. A six months jail sentence was
RoJrohauded, out to.CfrritoF9rta')i
tyro,-who entered a plea of 'guilty
to a charge of larceny, the sentence
to be suspended upon payment of
a fine of 450 and costs, and the
condition the defendant be of good
behavior for 12 months.
John Richardson, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to a charge of
reckless driving. He was ordered
to pay a fine of $25 and costs of
court ' ! '''.
magazine chairman, encouraged
each member to subscribe for the
PTA mngazine. Mrs. Thurman
Riddick, Ways and Means Chair
man, announced the Halloween
Carnival would be held on Thurs
day night, October ,18, The presi
dent made an announcement con
cerning The Perquimans Weekly
subscription drive Which begins on
Tuesday with the grammar schools
Strengthening and Improving Our
Public Schools" with the Woodville
community having tne program ana
Mrs. Luther Whedbee serving as
rW Percent Increase -
Seen In Peanut Crop
I Based on condition and' yield re
ports', from growers as of October. 1,
peanut, production is ' forecast ' at
303,800.000 pounds 49 1 per cent
above 1953, according to the N. C.
Crop Reporting Service. A crop of
this size. if. realized, will be the
largest -since 1951 when .more than
322 million pounds were produced.
'' Yield per ecre is indicated at 1.
550 pounds per acre, compared with
1,071 pounds in '1955 and 1,218
nounds for the 10-year average.
Throughout the ' growing " season
conditions were mostly favorable
for a' good yield, especially in" the
heavy producing commercial coun
ties of the Coastal-Plains. . , .
Drive To Collect
Parent-Teacher Associations of
the Hertford Grammar School and
the Central Grammar School this
week started a campaign to secure
renewal and new subscriptions to
The Perquimans Weekly in an ef
fort to raise extra funds for the
PTA activities during the cuvent
school yeai -
Arrantrem-nts have been com
pleted between your home-town pa
ner iind the PTA .roups Hvreiy
generous commission will lie pair'
the association?! for each sii'isrrip.
tion secured during the drive, which
will run into month. Mem
bers of the TIA are authorized
agpflts 1 for The Weekly i,ni yub
scribers of 'the 'piper are urT'd to
pay th, ir :i"pwals to the PTA ir
order that the organization ma
benefit through this subicrintior
Plannint; t.'-is Ht-ive Tor sevrn'
weeks, The Weekly hni not ma'l-H
out expiration notices to subscrib
ers for September and October.
However, the subscriber m.nv check
his expiration rbito by the label on
his paper and determine when the
renewal is due. Tho PTA groups
will conduct a hnuu to house can
vass for subscriptions, giving each
person an opportunity to renew his
paper and help the PTA at the
All subscriptions sold through
this drive will be started at thp ex
niration of present subscriptions.
That is, if you are now a subscrib-j Nixon, Perquimans County ASC of
er and your subscription is paid , f ice manager,
through December, or any month The support program on corn is,
in 1957, the renewal you give to, different from what it has been in
'he PTA will be carried forward at. the past, and for this reason some
the expiration of the present date.j farmers might be passing up bene-
This plan will enable the PTA
of the two schools to raise extra
funds for activities at the two
-chools, and has been conduoted in
cooperation with the, PTA for the
nast , two- years. Subscribers are
yrTeej to support,, PTA in , this
drive, and renew subscriptions
through the PTA members or
No notices of expiration will he
mailed to subscribers during the
campaign but subscriptions which
'iave exnired will be removed from
the mailing list of this newspaper
unless renewed during the coming
Planned Oct. 25th
. Senator Kerr Scott will be th"
main speaker at the First Con
gressional Democratic, rally to he
held in' Washington on October 25.
it has been announced by Con
gressman Herbert Bonner.
A big program is being planned,
according to Bonner and more than
2.000 letters have gone out from
his office to active Democrats in
the district saying "come and
bring your friends."
Many distinguished Democrats
will be on hand,-for the event.
Heading the list will be Gov, Luth
er Hodges, Senators Kerr Scott,
Sam J. Ervin and Lindsey Warren.
The festivities .of the district
rally will begin at the court house
lawn at 4:30 P. M.. with n band
concert by the Washington Hie-h
School Band. At 5:30 the band
will march to the John Small
School auditorium where the speak
in" will take place. The speaking
will conclude at 7:15 at which time
an old-fashioned barbecue sunper
will be served to those attending.
Present indicators are that a
goodly number of Perquimans resi
dents will be present at the rally.
1957 Ohevr()W On
Display Here Today
New model Chevrolets for 1957
are being displayed here this week,
according to R. L. Hollowell of the
Hollowell Chevrolet Comnanv. who
has issued an invitation to the pub
lic to visit the company's show
rooms to see the new model Chev.iing of three more streets in the
"lets. Town of Hertford this week; it was
Many improved features will be reported 'fey-Mayor V. N, Dardeh.
foiind in the new models, according. The pavin?, carried out m coopera
te Mr. Hollowell who said the cars! tion with th. Stat Hia-hwav r.
ire available in either six or eight
cylinder models. ; v
R. M. Riddick. Jr.. of the Per-
nuimans County U. S. Savings
Bonds program since 1917, was
honored Monday when he was pre
sented with the highest Treasury
Award for patriotic service in con
nection with this program.
In addition to receiving a cer
tificate of award Mr. Riddick was
presented a beautifully framed re
production of the President's Inau
The presentation was made by
Wad? Hawkins of Ralci"h. who is
Area Sales Mnnagrr for Eastern
With corn selling in certain area?
of the State as low as $1.15 and
with many farmers eligible for
price support, through ASC at $1.65
per bushel, it would pay all farm
ers to check nn nt-ire annnti-f w.
! nuirements, according to Helene W.
fits that are available to them
The corn loan rate for this vear's
crop has been set at $1.65 and $1.40
in commercial corn counties with
the support rate in non-commercial
corn counties et at $1.38 per bushel.
Perquimans County farmers "who
plant within their acreages "allot
ment, are eligible for the higher
rate of $1.65 per bushel. Farthers
who have planted more than their
allotment but not more than their
Soil Bank corn: base. may be, eligi
ble for the higher support level if
they devote at jeast 15 per cent of
their corn base to the Soil Bank
program. Otherwise, they are eli
gible for a support rate of $1.40
per bushel regardless of acreage
of corn planted. The $1.36 fate
applies to all producers in non
In the likelihood that the corn
price will be more advantageous to
farmers later in the marketing
vear. it would be to the advantage
of eligible farmers to place their
corn in approved storaee. receivp e
loan on the Corn th -ongh the ASC
County Office at the applicable
rate and then if prices rise suffi
ciently, the farmer can still - re
deem his loan and sell the corn at
For additional information on
support rates and eligibility re
quirements on com, as well as on
other eligible rbmmodities. farmers
should 'visit the ASC Office in
Hertford, Miss Nixon said. v
Passes In Idaho
died at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday at
a hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho,
where he had been visiting his son-in-law
and daughter. Dr. and Mrs.
W. H. Woodson.'
He was the sen of the late Wil
liim B. Tucker and Penelope Proc
tor Tucker, and for many years
represented the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company, here. V f. ' !
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myr
tle Chappell Tucker j 'orte daughter ;
Mrs. W. H. Woods6n; a brother,. G.
R. Tucker, and one sister, Mrs, D.
F. Reed, Sr. ; ; r .., '
; Funeral arrangements are pend-'mS-
'y li,' r-Vi'-. )';-: '
PROJECTS, COMPLETED :.
Work Wft cnihlet-id m tKi .
-lission, was on Highland Parki
Kinslow and Saunders streets. .
j Presented Award
n ; - : a
Corn Sunnort Level
5 Cents Per Ccr
A scheduled meeting of the Hert- .-
ford Planning' Board, to consider
adoption pf a coning ordisaace for
the town, set for Wednesday Tiiftht
was postponed until - October-. 89," '
due to the inability of iLeigh Wil
son, of the League of Municipals
ties, to be present for the meeting
For readers desiring additional
explanation of the proposed. zoning'
ordinance, Mi. Wilson, comparing
zoning to good housekeeping Issued '
this statement: " "? 1
"Zoning is the application j of,
common sense and fairness to .the
public regulations govern iqj the
use of individually v'wned private
real estate.;. It is a painstaking,
honest effort on the pari of a mu
nicipal government to provide each
area or district of the city as tie'ar
'y .as practical with just such prdi
Section and just such liberty s ar
sensible, p'nictical and fair -ih'sch
particular area or district. 'Unlike
building and fire codes, it avoids
the error of trying to obtain- a Uqj-'
formitv over the entire aren.fora
city. That is, it does not attempt
to, apply the same regulations $o "
every part of your city as building '
and fire codes do. It takes info '
consideration the distinctive charac
teristics of each section of th citv.
It considers very carefully the na
ture of each section as to the type
of land use as is now prevalent and
for which the area is best suited.
Zoning gives everyone who Ijves in
i, community a chance for the rea
sonable enjoyment of his rights.
At the same time' it protects -him
from unreasonable inh-ry bv neiir'i-
bors who will reek private gain, at
his expense. - ' ' "
"No better analosv ran hn mnHs
than to consider coninr as mod
housekeeping; No good bousekep-'
er would allow the kitchen stbv jrf
the living room, the refrigerator in
the bed room, or plant spring on
ions in : the1 flower frnhfon. Yt
many cities do the same -sort of
thing when they allow ut'.sinwsto
crowd in among private dwailiiuis
and factories to move in ahiori'the
retail stores. The larger cities aJo
no better when they "aj'awa all,
bulky buildings to erowtphitl' a
small "area and comp.etelyeliminate
the, light and ventilation necessary
to the good health and welffreof
the peopl Zoning ;Wil . provide
for good municipal houseeepinf. ;
' "Hertford is planning to iniake
use of this good housekeepintf prfh
Hple and has appoihted a Planning
Board to study the City in order to
recommend a reasonable and work
able plan. Every citizen shdule e
interested in this plan and should
render every assistance to the Plan,
ning Board with its work." '
Fund Drive Set
Next Tuesday, October 23, Will
be Bojf Scout Day m Perquimahs
County when some 40-Odd solicitors
will make a concentrated drive' to
help raise the annual fuhd for the
operation of the Boy Scouts in this ,
area. :' , : ' , i
Henry C. Stokes. Jr., chairnai of
the 1956 fund drive. 'stated today
the solicitors will bold a "kfck-off" !
meeting at the.' Hotel Hertford lit
8:30 A. M., Tuesday after ,whichj
it is hoped' the fund drive caa he
completed within a, few hours. 'v
No quota has bien ussigned to .
this - county but MA Stokes said
the budget for .this Rnv &nn4 -rtu.
trict for the coming jrarwitt ha'
8,uuo ana he urges the -'residents
of Hertford and Peroulnrins Coun.
ty to contribute to this cAmriilirfn
In order; that the Soy Scout work
can b continued, on; the same high
level as in the past; , m i
Solicitors for-this drive Iwill be
members Of the Variias tivic ' '
of the county.,- and Vahr ol, "
ill be allocated Only ftw -or i
persons to contact for cntribut
It is -hoped through operation t
jthia plan the : entire .drive, can u
concluded Within 4 space of f .
For Next Tiiesday