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About 1,750 Perquimftng Count jf
voters turned - out 'for the general
election last Tuesday to give the
Democratic candidates a substantial
majdrity in races for national,
Btato and local offices. About 150
ewer votes were cast in the 1956
election than during the 1952 gen
eral election. .
Perquimans voters supported Ad
lai Stevenson for President but by
a lesser percent than in 1952, when
, Stevenson carried the county al
most two-to-one. Tuesday Steven
son received 1,021 votes while Eis
enhower received 709. : r ':. ' -
The turn out for the general elec-
- tioi this year, while smaller than
four years ago, is considered a bet
ter than average vote for this coun
ty. Aside from the Presidential
race, Democratic candidates ran
, about 4 to 1 ahead of the Republi
can opponents in contests for state
offices.' -Unofficial total returns on
the election for Perquimans County
'was reported by about 10 P. 'M.,
Tuesday, the polling officials doing
- a fine job incompleting the count
ing of the votes. '':' .f:.r;ii if-, .vj.u
Perquimans gave Governor Luth
er Hodges a .commanding! majority
of 1,280 votes, while, his opponent,
Hayes, received a total of 840.
Senator Sam Ervfn, Jr.,. had 1,258
votes while his GOP opponent, Joel
Johnson -received 334.- Congress
man Herbert C. Bonner received 1
273 votes to his opponent's 341.
District and county officers elect
ed included Solicitor Walter Cq
hoon, 1,094 votes! State Senators
William Copeland 1,074 and N. El
ton Aydltt 1,086; Representative
C. R. Holmes, 1,089; Register of
Deeds, Julian Powell, 1,108; , Re
corder Judge, C, E. Johnson, 1,104;
Treasurer ,peJf. ,Reedj 4a, J,06
County- Commissioners William C.
Chappetfc 1,093; E. B. Hollowell
089, Arehi T.'Lnne 1,097, ,Wwer
,1,094,DH. Euro 1,090, nd hel-
ton M. Eong, 1,01)0.
rquimans vv ins
Over; spring Hope
Plays iJackets FH.
' Conference SUnding
,W L Pet
Edenton 5 0 .1000
Hertford 4 1 '.800
Tarboro. . 2 3 '.400
Wllliamston ... 2 ' 8 ' .400
' Ahoskie - 1 4 ' .200
Pl'vmouth. . 1 . 4 ' ' .200
Continuing to display a" strong
defense game, Perquimahs' Indians
chalked up their fifth victory of the
football season when they won
18-0 decision over Spring Hope last
Friday ight .. The Spring Hope
team is coached by a former Per
quimans Star, Edward Lane. - ,-'
Coach Ike1: Perry's charges' scor
ed their first touchdown in the sec
ond quarter when Tommy Mathews
climaxed a 54-yarl march by buck
ing through the line from one yard
out. The try for. conversion was
good and Perqumans led 7-0. .....
Jimmy Ross scored the second
Indian TD in the third quarter,
dashing for 34 yards to score. The
.try for the extra point failed and
neither team threatened to scorf.
after, that time. . ' ,
. The Perquimans line bottled up
the Spring Hope attack n -t of the
n: t and mtetandir i r l' fer
; : . anfc defense was 1u. - -n and
Cuiles Whedbee and C JoW
Bon.':, . ' s '' '
Jimmy i Pierce, : Chuck V.'achtel
and Jim Dahiel 'were thd bututani)
ing players for Spring Hope. '
The Indians ' have Uwo . more
s-ames on the .1856 1 schedule, oofl
ontcstBto);bi plalyed 'ih Berorf,
Tc-f 'sht, the Ift""lnf( ifl meet the
I v. iibeth City Yt-'.low Jac1 ts wit'
! i !s time set for 8 o'cl ':. TLe
T j's sw Jackets have had an out
n.'g E".-,nn, finL
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On November 27!
The annual banquet planned by
Perquimans Lodge No. -106, A.. P.,
& A. iL, for November 13, has
been postponed until November 27,
it was reported by Elijah-White,
Master of the lodge.- The banquet
will be held at the cafeteria of Per
quimans Grammar School on the
last Tuesday night of this month.
' In a wedding , fceremony, charac
terized. by simplicity and chami,
Miss Peggy Anita Harrell became
the bride of Roy Stanley Pierce in
the' home of her aunt, Mrs.;T. G.
Stanton, Portsmouth, Va., at ; 8
o'clock in the . evening, Saturday,
October 27. i .' ' J ' . 'Iff
, The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. "T, T.l Harrell of Hertr
ford and the bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. .Roy Lee Pierce of
Hertford. ' ' .''
The Rev. Lonie Vinis Fairview
Heights Baptist Church, heard the
wedding, vow at the fireplace ar
ranged with white mums and soft
ly . lighted candles, which were
lighted by Mrs. Roy A. Littrell of
Roanoke, Va, ;;;'--,,
V Mrs.' Manning Berry 'Harrell
sang "Because"; and as a benedic
tion "The Lord's Prayer. '?
' The bride, given in marriage by
her father, was lovely in a giwn
of off -white brocade highlighted by
pressea floral -design medallions.
Her. .. ltc4: uVt& in wna 'an ' off.
an.4 pearls hoWing , soft short irl
dafveiY. She carried a white pray
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this contest was - cancelled since
Morehead City is participating in
State playoffs. . : . .
t Dr. , .B. . fiw McGuirei District
Health. Officer, today stated that
the; polio, vaccina campaign Is lag
ging throughout this health-district
and he urged parents , to see 'their
private doctor or the Health De
partment and have their children
under 20 years of age vaccinated.
Be pointed out the effectiveness
of Salic polio vaccine in preventing
paralytic polio has been proven but
the fact remains some unvaccinated
children are being lost by this di
sease. ' y ' " ' '
The doctor stated the lack of in
terest in this program is far more
noticeable among the colored par
ents and -said the recent death of
an 'unvaccinated colored, child in
Chijwan .County from bulbur polio
should focus the attention of both
whifjp and. ,cplored parents to this
urgent matter,, ''.'
, No mow polio vaccine1 Will' be
giyen, through the Bchools this year,
the doctor, advised, but clinics will
be conducted. )n Elizabeth City from
9 A.' M.A o 6 P. M., on Mondays
and Thu. lays. ,
CLAZ3 TO t:ZZT
The Ju(? jh Kemo
.1 1.V.e Class
," t Cliurch
of the Ilortrord 1.
will hold iU r'r -'ar
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Hertford, Perquimans Comity? North
.ror Governor-' r
. Hodge8i. . 1. ,
For Lt. Governor '
Barnhardt. ... ; .
For Secretary State '
Eure ; ....
-Robbins : . .
State 'Auditor - -
; Adama L
Supt. Education -
' Storey.. :
Commissioiwf Agriealture '
v Keith..;.... 1
Commissioner Insurance - -
? Stancil.ii... .
, W. W. Cohoon...... .
State Senator .
t Copeland.. .
For Representative .
Register of Deeds
;.,Reed r .
For Commissioners '
: jWm. C.Chappell
Archie T. Lrfne
i R. L. Spivey..
Board of Education: '
' D. H. Eure . -
S. M. Long . i
Eight Cases Before
At Session Tuesday
Eight cases were disposed , of
during last Tuesday's session of
Perquimans Recorder's C o u rt,
Which met in the Municipal Build
ing this week while the court room
was in use as apolHug place lor
the general elettlon. , ,
- Five defendants entered pleasi of
guilty to charges of speeding and
each was ordered to pay ths osts
of court and fines as indicated af
ter the names: Donald Smith $8,
Pauline Joss , $16, Walter Sawyer
$10, Rosemary, Beeney and RqbJrt;
Brother 5 "s'''
Roy Austin submitted to a charge
of being drunk on a highway and
paid a fine of $2 and court costs.
Paul Pearson, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of as
sault with a deadly weapon. He
was-ordered to serve a six months
sentence at the expiration of a sen
tence he is now serving in state'f
prison, -r .v A;' ' '.::
: James Lowe, Negro youth, eharg
ed with assaulting Wilbur Qwens
on Halloween night with a pop bot
tle, entered a plea of guilty to the
charged Prayer for judgment was
continued upon the condition Lowe
pay a fine of $15 and court costs
and the medical expenses of the
Owens boy, who was injured when
hit in the mouth with the bottle.
In passing judgment in thjs cais
Judge Chas E, Johnson told Lowe
that testimony revealed Lowe had
been provoked by action of othe,r
white boys and for tni teason the
judgment was lighter than it might
have been otherwise, ' since ' even
though he had been provoked that
did not license him to assault an
innoceilt child. . . : .
BAKE SALE :
St, . Catherine's Auxiliary 7, will
hold a bake sale Saturday-, Novenv
r IX tt T -y T" - e store; be-
4-H Achievement -i ; . 1
The 4-H Achievement Daylp'ro
grant will be held next Tuesday
night, November 13 at 7:34 o'clock
it Winfall Grammar School.
There will be a very interesting
program and a large crowd is ex
pected. Awards will be given to
4-H'ers for projects they have com.
pleted and outstanding wk they
have done. 4-H boys and g'rlsinay
bring exhibits! to-be- judged. ' They
may bring exhibits such' a: fie Id
crobs. . eras. , crafts, clothing "an
foods., .Please bring yodr exhibit
to Winfall School ' some' time Tnes-
da'y; before . P. Mj-1 In 'the' past
there ;havei been ra lot of' exhibits
and it is hoped to have a large
number arain this vear.'
gi 4-B'era an opportanlty to show
wori mat xney nare nuns,
Board Names New
The Perquimans Board of Edu
cation, meeting in regular session
Monday night, elected Mrs. Alice
Towe to the Position of secretary to
the . superintendent of schools to
sOcceed Mcs. Jarvis Ward who ten
dered her resignation of the post
effective January 1, 1957. .,
- The: Board also voted Christmas
holidays in county schools will 'be
observed from December' 20 . until
Tn..u 9 IOK7 ,.. ..y,v ..lIuVir.Y .V1!
Firemen An&tti -n, J
;B6rd jriremert; answered wft
rural calls Wis ween, tne iirsi to
the ' -Foster Boarding Home on
Route three early Monday' after
noon when an electric motor be
came overheated and threatened a
firev Littleldamage was reported
from this. fire. . . The second call
came Tuesday morning about one
o'clock to the Ambassador Club, lo
cated on U., S. 17 south of Hert
ford, wbich was;t Vy, 5ty6jly,
a t'.ie cf unt"piiaed origin. 1
Carolina, Friday, November 9, 1956.
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''Christmas Arransrements" will
be the highlight Of the Home Deni
onstration Fall Achievement Day
program which will be held ' ort
Wednesday, November 14 at 2:30
imthe Winfall School auditorium,
i Speakers for' this'occasion will
be' Mr- and Mrs. Herman Sawyer
of; Elisabeth Cityj Mrs. Sawyer is
Rome' ,, Demonstration ." ! Agent ' of
Camden County and both . Mr. and
Mr. Sawyer are tfery much in de
Mhd as a decorating team. They
plan to make arrangements as xney
speak. This' should be of iriterest
with Christmas just around the
A cordial invitation is extended
dub members and other interested
vThe program is annually plan
ned by the 'Home Demonstration
Council officers who are this year
president, Mrs. Colon Jackson; vice
president, Mrs. Harold White; sec
retary, Mrs. Joseph Lay den; treas
urer, Mrs. Clifton Morgan.
: Following the program there will
he tea in the school lunchroom
with hostess clubs as follows! Bel-
4dore, Chapanoke, . Snow - Hill
White Hat, Durantg Neck, "White
ton and Winfall. - &
rnsmcy Liane wins
gaking Qntet no?'
.inJIancy Lane was Ueciareff winner
of a Speaking contest, conducted at
Perquirtians Bigh School last Mon
day under the sponsorship of the
United Society of Friends Women
of the Piney " Woods . Friends
Church. Mable Keel was given
honorable .mention. , As winner of
the: local contest Nanty was pre
sented a gold medal and will par
ticipate in a district contest. She
will deliver the speech; at Piney
Woods Church at a later date. Nan
cy, ia. the daughter of Mr. 'and Mrs.
1. . nTLane. 1
County's Application For
Additional;; Edlioal 'Building
Funds riili-iCti'Of -ViOictid
I Early Edition
In order to observe the Thanks
giving holiday, The Perquimans
Weekly will be printed Thanksgiv
ing week on Tuesday instead of the
usual Thursday. All newt copy and
advertising copy must be in The
Weekly office not later than Mon
day, November 19, for publication
in the issue dated November 23,
News contributors and advertisers
are requested to notethis change
in printing date, and their coopera
tion will be appreciated. -
Public interest in the establish
ment of a mental health clinic,
within the four counties comprising
this health district, was evideni at
a meeting held here Monday night
when some 30 persons, represent
ing PTA organizations and other
civic groups gathered at the Muni
cipal Building to discuss organiza
tion of a county committee to work
with erouDS in Pasriotank. Chowan
and Camden counties toward ach-'
ievement of the proposed clinic.
After hearing a discussion on the
operations of such a clinic, as well
as the needs for one in this area,
the group at the meeting Monday
night voted to proceed with a plan
to ascertain the desire on the part
of .the public as a whole as to this
ctJunty joining in the mowementrfor
setting' up & mental HeSiltti clinie.
He niatfter is to be placed before
civic and church organizations dur
ing the next two weeks, and if suf
ficient interest is- expressed, a
meeting will then be called for the
purpose of organizing a county
committee to carry out the local
work needed for' establishment ,of
the clinic. , ', ' !
This project was proposed for
this district recently by a repre
sentative of the State Board of
Health who reported 10 such clinics
are being established in North Car
olina and that federal and state
funds are available to pay part of
the costs of operation, and the re
mainder of the costs must be borne
by local organizations, or from ap
propriations by the county govern
ment. For the present, time, (the PTA
of the Hertford and Central Grami
mar Schools are sponsoring the pro
ject, and will attempt to determine
if sufficient public interest is mani
fested to proceed further with setr
ting up such a clinic in this area. ,
Enrique Rossi, known to his
many Perquimans County friends
as "Henry" will be leaving for his
home in Argentina about the mid
dle of November. Henry came to
Perquimans County as an Interna
tional Farm Youth Exchange stu
dent and has made himself at home
wherever he might be staying. '' Due
to the advantage of knowing Henry
and hearing about his native couri-'
try, it is believed that our under
standing of Argentina and other
South, American couhtries 'is much
'greater, and' it is hoped by this ei
phajige of students; that the; interl
national ; relationship' betweetf ' the
countries will be greatly Improved.';''
Henry has met with many civic
clubs and has made many new
friends by taking part in: activi
ties, i Through his news article he
wishes to thank everybody for their
kindness and the - Home Demon
stration Council, Parkville' Ruritan
Club and the Hertford Lions Club,
and individuals for their contribu
tions.. He also wants to thank es
pecially those individuals with
.Whom: he stayed in their homes,
and had such an enjoyable time.
Mental Health Debt
Another obstacle has arisen in
connection with the construction of
a new Hertford Grammar School,
to replace the building lost by fire
during January of 1956, it was
learned here this week.
Although construction work has
I been started on the new building.
county oinciais nave been notified
by the Local Government Com
mission that an application for
$16,000, needed to help finance the
new project is out of order, and il
legal, due to the fact that Per
quimans County has borrowed, for
the present fiscal year, all funds it
can legally borrow.
Under the State law a local rov
crnment''. may bon-ow only two
thirds of the amount of debt re
tired during the previous year, and
Perquimans County's borrowing
power was liquidated by the $125,
000 bond issue voted earlier this
year. Another special election re
questing approval of the voters is
necessary to legalize the applica
tion submitted for the ? 16,000. I
The application for additional
funds was made by the Board of 1
Education on advice of the off.'re
of the Attorney General after i
was discovered the Board of Edu
cation had no clear title to the land
occupied by the school which bum
ed and' therefore could not secure
moncv from the ;ile of this land 'quimans was beint? prepared for
without agreement with the Town submission to tate officials dur
if Hertford. ' ing the present week.
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Annual Meeting Of
The Perquimans-Chowan sub
district of the Woman's Society of
Christian Service held its annual
Fall meeting Thursday, November
1, in the Anderson Methodist
Church with 73 members and eight
visitors present. The meeting was
called to order by i the, chairman,
Mrs. J. L. Harris with the use of
hymn "O Master of the Waking
World." Aft(fhY devotional on
Christian FrreiraSnip given by Mrs.
R. C. Baker of,the Bethanfc Metho
dist ChQrtf$tt prepiden'fc oft the
Ahdersot,feffciy glveall present
a hearty welcome. The guests were
recognized, by Mrs, Harris and they
were the. district officers, Mrs. Ed
ith'Mixon, District President; "Mrs.
Richard Peele, vice president; Mrs.
Lois Brown, promotion secretary;
Mrs. Helen Brown, secretary of
Missionary Education. Also pres
ent from, the Perquimans-Chowan
sub-district were Mrs. Eddie Har
rell. secretary of supply; Mrs. Earl
Richardson, secretary of Christian
social relations, and Mrs. J. A. Au
man, who acted in the capacity of
the youth, children and student sec
retaries. Mrs. Tim Brinn was recognized
for having attended for 30 years
and for not having missed a meet
ing since it . was organized. Mrs.
J. Li DeLaney had only missed one
meeting,.,,,; .;; ; v '. -;''' -' .--
After appointing ' the'' various
committees, the district officers
held .separate ..clinicj.,to train new
officeija fqr.the, coming year.1' ? ' '
..' during the. i fternoon' ' session,
itrs.; Lois, .Brown had tharae of the
meeting, bringWg the !quadreiihial
goals for the next four years, 'Tlie
meeting was closed with a medita
tion and prayer led by the district
president, Mrs. Edith Mixon. ,.
-'i . i 1.1 11 . 1 1 j- -1: '-
- Mr. and Mrs. Carlton A. Daven
00 rt, Jr., announce the birth oi a
daughter, Elizabeth Scott, Daven
port,' bom Thursday, November 1,
at Rex Hospital tn Raleign.
5 Cents Per Cop?
In order that the Board of Edu
cation may legally proceed with
construction of the building which .
estimated funds eufl-cient to cover
all costs, the Board of County Com
missioners voted a resolution at
their meeting Monday providing for
a loan from the general county
fund to the capital outlay fund the
amount needed to cover contract
costs of the building. '
It appears the county must await
the next fiscal vear to actually
raise this needed money, either
through an increase in the tax rate
or by borrowing the money in order
for this amount : 0 money to , ho, .
raised to romnlpfp iuivont,
school fonsf.nirtirm'V-rtui iMt" iS1
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The Board of fCWmjsgion'fera V
tabled further actioiron the' mat
ter until future meetings.
Other matters handled during the
Board meeting Monday included
some discussion concerning revalu- '
ation of property in the county,
scheduled to be (lone during the
year 1957. The matter was tabled
until the December meeting and
County Attorney S. M. Whedbee
was instructed to secure additional
information on' revaluation to be
submitted for consideration by the
The Board was advised a re-application
for funds to-carry out a
stream clearance program in Per-
Only a short time remains for,
subscriber to The Perquimans
Weekly to renew their subscription :
through the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation of the Hertford and Ceu-,
tral Grammar Schools,, and tbua
help these associations to raise ex
tra funds for school activities dur
ing the Curent year. This sub
scription drive being Conducted 'by
the PTA will come to a close next
Representatives of the two PTA
groups have been soliciting renewal
subscriptions to The Weekly for the
past month and will close their
drives with the November meet
ing. Individuals who have promis
ed subscriptions to one of the so
licitors are urged to , see the so
licitor within the next few days in
order that the PTA may secure '
credit for every possible subscrip-.
The PTA groups are working on
a commission basis, receiving: a
generous commission on each sub
scription sold, plus a bonus if the
group sold a quota of 400 sub
scriptions. The PTA is working
hard to achieve this bonus award
and can if given support by the
large number of subscribers whose
subscription expires now.
Subscribers are again reminded
The Weekly office will not mail out
notices of expirations but all ex
pired subscriptions not renewed
during this PTA drive will be dis
continued at the close of the cam
paign. Subscribers may note' the
expiration date of their subscrip
tion by checking the numerals on
the label of their paper. These nuV ,
morals stand for the month' and;
year of the expiration date.: - . ' -
Mrs. John Hurdle and Mrs. Jack'
Brinn, presidents of the PTA Asso
ciations are urging all PTA solicit
ors working on this project to com
plete the canvass of their territory
by the time of the next PTA meet
ing in order that all subscriptions
rtiay be reported at that time. 1
Lions Hear TJk
By Farm Youth ' :
Enrique Rossii . Farm Exchange ,
student from Argentina; was guest
speaker at a meeting the Hrt
ford Lions Club last Friday "night,
wheri he told theofl Lions of. his
native land and! its r ma. At;
the close of he meeting .Tssi, .who
will leave for his home this Month,,
was presented, with a gift by the'
club.' ' ;