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XXIV. Number 52.
Hertford, Perquimans County North Carolina, Friday, December 27, 1957.
5 Cents Per Copy.
vey Point Construction
.CY HENDERSON ; World War II babies will be get
Jty Home Agent ting married in 1960 so a new
lation's steady increase boom for housing is expected
j" . T -;st decade and today's
- ' g less than half as far
r i..e : 9 dollar it is evident
, ut the homemaker should plan
wi'y how much she will spend
for I i, housing, furniture and
r?r"' 'es, and clothing for her
family. .- " . '
The present situation' reveals
that changes have been taking
l-!ace in the way farm families
t". md their money for family liv
b. Rart of this is' due to im-
proved levels of living. But. there
have also been somefundamental
Ranges in, what f arm families
tonsider important. ' .. They are
placing greater emphasis on bet
ter" housing, . : conveniences ' and
time savers; they are giving more
's ,'ention to medical needs; and
. ey are spending' more for edu
cation transportation, services
and recreation, ,' -
It "seems that the whole world
is living on installment plans or
similar! credit plans. , Do people
owe to much? Government sur
veys sbW that the average fami
ly is carrying its debts very well
-GenerHy speaking, credit buy
ing should not : average , much
more than 20 of the year's in-
With this in mind let's taks a
View of ttfe Outlook. For 1958 as
"e Agricultural Extension Ser--
V predicts it.
Vamijy living items are expect
v ea to cost, more in the next few
months, .Jflrs. Consumer will need
ip plan carefully and learn to rec
'nize ) and resist high-pressure
Ms , tactics. . i-,
. - buildirt
building is - expected 44
rices '" ew houses creeping up
ward i I prices 8h old houses re
pair.' about the same. ; The
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North Carolina's farm landown
ers will be asked to cooperate
during January in' the state's 1958
Township Farm Census.
' The annual census will be tak
en as farmers list their 1958 tax
es. Tax listers cooperate in the
' undertaking so that needed data
may be obtained concerning
North Carolina agriculture.
The census is required by law
and the State Department of Ag
riculture and bOjjQs of county
iommi: .doners ae ctoS with
he re' ponsibiliiyo?carrying it
' (.,.-, All agricultural agencies co
in the 'statewide survey,
information obtained is
i i confidence and used only
i r ts;i r nrpose of compiling ac
i . 'istics on land use, crop
: nd livestock numbers. ;
I , id S. Weaver, director of
IT. C. Agricultural Extension
, advised farmers not to
the' annual North Caro-
1'.- jvnship Farm Census with
; i " ral government's general
.1 census - every five
' ough the annual North
Farm Census" said
"we have the machinery
trig vital statistical data
keep this state on the
: t one of the state's
iral figures who
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increasing it is recommended that
it is wise for people to go ahead
and build the home they want
i Manufacturers will be making
more multi-purpose.,' household
items, changing styles and mod
els, adding ideas, gadgets and
more colors to furniture and ap
pliances. Prices of these items
are expected to be the same or
slightly higher in 1958.
Clothing and textile prices in
general are not expected to
change much . within the next
year. A style change shorter
dresses, just below tHe knees its
on its way even though U. S. wo
men are showing resistance. This
will mean more "out-of-date"
clothing on hand unless it is re
modeled o discarded.. More home
sewing is expected and it will be
helpful in raising those hem lines,
ladies. ,: '4: 's
;. Food prices have gone 'up be
cause people ares buying .higher
priced foods and eating out more.
25-30 of the average family dol.
lar goes for food. " Because of
more people buying than produc
ing their food they use smaller
quantities than when they pro
duce it at home. Generally speak
ing this adds up to better eating
but not all of the changes are nu
tritionaly desirable. . ;
, Consumers can expect to pay
at least as high or perhaps slight
ly higher prices for food next
year. . The total percentage of the
Income spent for food will be at
least as high as 1957. These con-
clusters are-based on the fact that
ext yearwithTtW8.twale"a continued strone
demand for food products in 1958
with a high level of income and
.. , . Continued on Page Six
Farm Bureau, and many others.
Farmers will be asked such
questions as total acreage for each
tract over three acres, number of
acres from which crops were har
vested in 1957, number acres of
idle crop land, improved pasture,
data on individual crops, cattle,
hogs and chickens. , :
Ctoty Ssd Sties
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Chairman of
the Perquimans County Christ
mas Seal Committee, said 639 let
ters had been heard from and
$810. had been realized so far of
the $1,300.00 goal for Perquimans.
Mrs. Morris wishes to remind
the citizens of Perquimans that J
air films and solutions to make
chest X-rays in the Perquimans
Health Department are paid for
by the Christmas Seal dollars, and
urged all citizens who had not
sent in their money for Christ
mas Seals, to do so and to re
member the slogan of the Tuber
culosis Association "No home is
safe 'until all homes are safe".
Mrs. Morris pointed out that 3
new cases of Tuberculosis had
been reported for 1957, '5 cases
are in some' TB hospital and 19
cases were on the Perquimans
Health. Department records need
ing Health Department supervis
ion, and 73 contacts, of these 23
were contacts of new cases and
22 were chest X-rayed.
Tuberculosis is one of the most
common, and prevalent of all in
f ''ous diseases and requires the
b; tf every one to fight it.
Barring last minute , decision
changes by the Department of
Defense, the long anticipated
construction " work at Harvey
Point will get under way short
ly after the first of January, a
Navy spokesman told this re
porter last Thursday. .
The official, associated with
the1 public works department,
stated the Diamond Construction
Company of Savannah, who lasi
summer was awarded a contract
to ins.tall a seawall at the Har
vey Point base, will move equip
ment and material to the site ir
preparation for starting the more
than $2 million contract.
' According to previous reports
concerning the reactivation oi
Harvey Point, this contract will
consume several months time
after, which further contracts
are expected to be awarded cov
ering other phases of the build
ing planned at the base.
Lt. Comdr. Donald Dalton,
Public Works Officer for tins
area, advised an office will be
opened at Harvey Point about
the same , time the construction
company . moves onto the site.
During the closing days of
the last session of Congress a
total of $8,548,000 was voted for
work at the base, prior to its re
activation as the-home for the
Seaplane being built by Martin
Included in the allocations for
the local base were the follow
ing itemized accounts:
Refueling facilities, second in
crement,. $682,060; ; fuel storage
facilities, second increment, $250,
000; communication facilities,
$550,000; telephone system, $146,
000; control tower, $85,000; op
erations building,; $239,000;
dredging, second increment,
$090.000;,. supply storage, facili
ties, 343,OO0f electric power a--cilities,
second increment, $564,
000; steam plant and distribution
system, $1,081,000; sewage dis
posal facilities, second incre
ment, $172,000; water supply, fa
cilities, second increment,1" $371,
000; roads and streets. $555,000;
dredging, , additional funding
from previous authorization, $1,
153,000; boat house, $240,000;
barge unloading facility, $197,
000; fueling- facilities, $133,000;
fuel storage, $400,000; seadrome
lighting, $150,000; public works
facilities, $150,000, and utilities,
Rites Held Sunday
For Tina Jordan
. Funeral services for Tina Ma
ria Jordan, 17-months-old daugh
ter of Ralph and Elaine Mistiades
Jordan of 12 Woodland Circle,
who died Thursday night at 11:45
following a short illness,' were
conducted Sunday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock in the chapel of
Twiford's Funeral Home by the
Rev.- J. O. Mattox, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church. ; , r
During the service, soft music
was played by Mrs. Georgia Rob
The casket was covered with a
pall of pink snapdragons and
carnations, baby roses and blue
Pallbearers were John Beers,
Talmage Rose, J. T. Lane and
Robert Elliott. Burial followed
in Cedarwood Cemetery.':'. ;
Besides her parents, Mr. and
MrS4 Ralph Jordan, she. is sur
vived by one sister,, Miss Rita
Fay-Jordan of the home; )ier
maternal grandparents, - Mr. and
Mrs.' George Mistiades of Man
chester, England, and her -paternal,
grandparents,. Mr. : and
Mrs. Isaac Daniel ; Jordan of
Hertford.' . ' ! .
To Close Wednesday
Next. Wednesday, January 1,
will be the final holiday of the
season, for a majority of Hert
ford stores and business houses
which will observe New. Years.
The stores voted early ' this
month to include New Years on
the holiday , schedule. Stores
will resume regular schedule of
hours on Thursday, January 2.
So Much to Do
In t e rest
State - officials, legislators and
liability insurance .men from the
Atlantic to' the Pacific have their
ey.Njtf th,,Carolina this win
ter, according to letters and other
information reaching the State
Department of Motor Vehicles.
Their interest is this State's suc
cess, or failure, in the administra
tion of its new "compulsory auto
mobile liability , insurance law,"
which becomes effective January
1. They also want to know the
North Carolina ' motorists' reac
tion when they buy their license
plates in January and February.
"Though our law is quite simi
lar to that which went into effect
in New York this year," said
Commissioner Ed Schedit, "and
though New York officials and
the New York public seem pleas
ed with results there, I believe
that most of the states are more
interested in what Will happen' in
North Carolina than in what has
happened1, and is happening, in
New York." Our problem is near
er the average than that of New
York."-. :''.- ;--; ,.; .".:' . '( :
Scheidt explained that whereas
approximately 90 of the New
York automobile owners tarried
liability, insurance ;bef ore their
law became effective, only about
65 of North , Carolina car and
truck owners' have such policies.
The national average is estimated
at 75.J; V. vj;'.-".'J
Moreover, North Carolina is the
first rural state to enact the com
pulsory, insurance law. In fact it
is only, the third state in the un
ion to pass such legislation. The
first was Massachusetts more than
thirty years ago. But there the
minimum required policy is a
"bobtailed" version which afford
much less protection than others.
The New York law- became effec
tive the first or 1957 while the
North Carolina "law becomes ef
fective in 1958." . ' :
"Many believe that it will be
more difficult to explain this type
of law in a rural or semi-rural
states,' such ; as North Carolina,
than it has been in New York,"
said . Scheidt. . "Others contend
that to make the jump from 65
insured to il00 will be much
more difficult than the jump from
90 to 100 r as in New , . York.
Whether or not these opinions are
correct, we are not yet ready to
say. ' But there is no doubt that
the spotlight will be on North
Carolina when our law goes into
effect on January 1." ; '": v
' As he has said before, Scheidt
insisted that the act is not actual-
, ly a ."compulsory automobile lia
bility insurance law. ' - By post
. . So Little Time . . .
I ni State
ing $11,000 in cash or a $15,000
bond, or by operating a fleet of
more than 25 vehicles, the owners
canayoiithe insurance require
ments., out the"same also is true
in New York, and Schedit admit
ted that to all intents and pur
poses North Carolina now has
That means that almost no in
dividual owner of an automobile
or truck can buy his 1958 license
plate until he has liability insur
ance and presents a certificate of
insurance alone with the $11 his
1 plate will cost. It also means
, that around a half -million North
Carolina car owners who never
carried Lability insurance before
must buy it this year or after
February 15 they must park their
M&hchi L. Dail, 82, was burn
ed to death when his home was
completely destroyed by fire at
11 o'clock Saturday night. j
Dail lived alone some distance
back from the road about five
miles from Hertford. A passing
motorist notified the Hertford
Fire Department : of the blaze.
The fire ; was of undetermined
origin. ' -:.
Upon arriving at the spot, the
equipment had difficulty getting
near to Dail's . house because of
damp' ground. The house was
too far gone to save it.
Dail, was the son of John M.
and - Elizabeth Chappelle Dail
and was a life-long resident of
Perquimans County, He is sur
vived by a' sister, Mrs. B. W.
The body was removed to the
Lynch Funeral Home from which
it was . taken to Cedarwood
Cemetery (Monday for: funeral
services ' conducted by the Rev.
James E. Mattox, pastor of Hert
ford Baptist Church.
Local Store Sold
. Announcement is made today
by Mrs. J. E. Jones of the sale
of Jones Kiddie Shop to Mrs.
Marjorie Forehand Rountree,
who will reopen - the store on
January 2, 1958, with Mrs. Ellie
forehand as manager. .
i THIS WEEK'S
I HEADLINES !
Consumer's savings over the
nation during the past " year
amounted to some three billion
dollars, it was reported by the
Commerce " Department . this
week. A substantial part of the
amount was invested in sav
ings banks, securities and in
surance. " .v".
On the international scene,
Russia has rejected NATO's sug
gestion for a disarmament con
ference and came up with the
proposal the world situation be
discussed at a "summit meet-!
ing" or before the United Na
tions. Russia also renewed its
proposal for a U. S. - Russian
agreement exclusive of U. S. al
lies. It appears the U. S. will
not accept a proposition exclud
ing its NATO allies.
Meanwhile, in Washington,
Defense Secretary McElroy is
readying plans to be presented
to Congress calling for a billion
dollars ' for development of the
U. S. missile program. Admin
istration spokesmen have stated
defense spending, if approved by
Congress, will be . stepped up
next year at the rate of two
During November the sale of
Series E Savings Bonds showed
an increase of 5.3 over No
vember of a year ago. -. The com
bined sales of E and H Bonds
were $3,797,641 ' which was
$12,000 below November, 1956,
sales. This amounts to only .3
of 1 decrease for the month.
However, November a year ago
had one additional sales report
ing day. . ' v'-' ' . '
January-November 1957 ' sales
passed the $43. million . 'mark
which is over 79 of the annual
quota of 1957.
Redemptions of matured and
unmatured E and H Bonds dur
ing November were' the smallest
volume of , cash-ins -for any
month j- since ' November, . 1956,
With both sales and redemptions
taken . into ; consideration, No
vember was the - best, savings
bonds month of this year. 1
"Sales in Perquimans County
were- $11,122.85 ; during". Novem
ber, bringing the year's total to
$106,160.73. This amounts to
88.7 iof the county's' quota at
tained to date'' said. R. M, Rid-
dick, Volunteer Savings' Bonds
County Chairman, who released
this report. -;
Report Given On
Savings Bond Sales
Presented Study On
Peanut Co-op To
Buy Again Dec. 28
R. M. Thompson, Count)
Agent, reported today the Pea
nut Growers Co-op will resumi
the purchase of peanuts on De
cember 28. Purchases by t
Co-op were halted last week.
County Agent Gives
Views On Outlook
For Coining Year
By R. M. THOMPSON,
Counly Farm Agent
Everyone has ideas on wha'
prices will be for 1958, but ir
case you haven't completelj
made up your mind, here is ?
few projections for you tc
evaluate and maybe assist you
in making up your mind.
There is expected to be more
unemployment on the national
level in 1958 than in 1957 with
a lowering of personal incomes.
Along with this there will be s
slight drop in investments due
tc factories not expanding as it
has been the case. For consum
ers the prices paid will be the
same or slightly higher.
Based on the index price
farmers will continue to buy oi
a rising market and sell on i
declining market. Hogs are ex
pected to remain steady to uj
until June, when the heavy win
ter pig crop hits-the market
Price for fed cattle is expected
to rise due to the decrease ir
cattle on feed with feed price
slightly less than in 1957. Laml
and wool prices will be abou
the same with maybe a little bet
ter price for wool. Milk prices
may drop slightly but will prob
ably stay close to the 1957
prices. Eggs, which has gained
in importance to Perquimans
County farmers, will bring e
higher price in the first of 195t
with a leveling off due to in
crease in egg production. Broil
ers are expected to drop in prict
due to more production.
For field crops, fertilizer and
farm machinery will probablj
remain the same with vegetables
sold in the spring steady but e
decline in price for summei
vegetables. Peanuts will sell at
near support level and soybeans,
corn and timber at a slightlj
Income is expected to rise in
1959-60 due to money spent on
armed forces and the war babies
of 1939-40 setting up housekeep
ing. This will push the price
up all of the way down the lin
with the start of 1959.
. TBese are ideas based on the
supply of material on hand at
the present time, It would be
good if you study these projec
tions and try to have your com
modities for sale when the- mar
ket is strongest,
Indians Lose To
Elizabeth : City snapped
three-game winning streak fc
the Perquimans Indians o
Wednesday night of last wee
in a basketball game played o
the Yellow Jacket court. Th
Jackets edged the Indians by i
score of 53 to 48.
, McDowell led the Jackets ii
scoring 20 points while Mat
thews pumped in 18 points fo
the Indians. Elizabeth Cit;
started with a rush and movec
into a lead maintained until th
third period when the- Indian:
knotted the count at 43-all. Th
Jackets closed with ; some good
shooting to gain the win. ;
In a preliminary game the
Perquimans Jayvees, led by Johr
Matthews,' scored a 30 to 23 wir
over the Jacket Jayvees.
The Department of Secondary
loads has presented to the State
iighway Commission the first
)hase of its study of secondary
oads. This phase deals with the
mpaved rural secondary roads
A'hich carry 50 or more vehicles
The survey reveaied that there
ire 9,330.48 miles of unpaved
iecondary roads which carry 50 or
nore vehicles per day in North .
Carolina. The report showed that
t would cost $129,976,636.48 to
pave all these roads.
Phase one is only the beginning
it the extensive secondary roads
.tudy now being made. Prior to
January 1, 1958, the Department
of Secondary Roads will make
wailable a study of all the sub
standard bridges on the secondary
oad system as well as the cost of
wringing each bridge up to the
'minimum level of service" as de
fined by the Highway Commis
sion The third phase of the second
ary roads study will show what
would be required to bring all
rural unpaved secondary roads up
to a "minimum level of service".
The Commission has approved a
'minimum level of se' vice" to be
it least an 18-foot wide traveled
way, adequate drainage, and an
all-weather, year-round surface.
The "minimum level of service"
for bridges has been approved for
at least an 18-foot wide roadway
and a load limit of eight tons.
Secondary Roads Officer Har
old Makepeace said that a pri
ority list for paving rural sec
ondary roads has been completed
by the State's 14 Division Engi
neers and will be submitted short
ly to the County Board of Com
missioners, in ach of the. State!
This priority list based on need
will be used in preparation of
county by county secondary road
olans by July 1, 1958.
The survey shows that Chowan
County has 36.60 miles of roads
having an average annual traffic
volume of 50 or more vehicles per
day. Tfye cost to pave these roads
is estimated at $732,000 with the
average cost per mile being $20.
000 or 0.5632 per cent of the
In Perquimans County, the
breakdown of the program shows
45.70 miles at a cost of $914,000.
or approximately $20,000 per
mile. The county percentage of
the statewide total being 0.7032.
Largest amount for any county
within the first division is Martin
County with the figure set at $2,
680,000, followed by Bertie with
$2,148,520, Northampton $1,891,
800: Gates $1,552,000; Hertford,
The Indians and Squaws of .
Perquimans High School will
resume their basketball battles
Fridav night, January 3, when
the Williamston Green Waves
come here to open the Albemarle
Conference schedule of games
with the local teams.
E. C. Woodard, Perquimans
principal, today released a 10
game schedule for the local
teams, and stated three open
dates are listed which the
school hopes to fill with non
conference opponents. '
The schedule of games fol
lows: ' :
Jan. 3 Williamston here.
Jan. 7 Tarboro there.
Jan. 10 Ahoskie here.
Jan. 14 Open.
Jan 17 Edenton here.
Jan. 21 Plymouth there.
Jan. 24 Williamston there.
Jan. 28 Tarboro here.
Jan. 31 Ahoskie there.
Feb. 4 Open. .
Feb. 7 Edenton there.
Feb. 11 Plymouth here.
Feb. 14 Open,. ,
v Feb. 17 Tournament Week. ,