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. CONGRATULATIONS ALL AROUND-Secretary of the Army Wilbor Bruckor, left, offers his
. j, congratulations in Washington as Dr. .William H. Pickering, center, of the .California Institute
i ' of Tchtio)ogy hears telephone conttrmaliun that the Army's Jupiter-C missile had successfully
launched America's first earth satellite. At right is Dr. . Wcrhncr von Eraun, who directed,
i -1 development ot the Jupiter. . , ' ' - -
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Red Gross Chapter
''Further progress toward the
reorganization, of .the Perquirov
ans Chapter of . the American
Red Cross was achieved here
last Monday night when the re
cently elected Boar,d of Directors'
met and named -Marion Swindell
as chapter chairman. , -'
. The directors also named ' W.
C. '-Stroud and Mrs. M. B. Tay
lor -to the board- atfd .nominated
individuals to fill other offices
of the ehppter. " These persons
are now . being contacted regard
ing their posts. '
Glenn Brosier; District Repre
sentative for the Red Cross,-was
present for the meeting ant out
"liikd', some of the activiiesWiy
next two months, including the
annual fund - raising ' campaign
and a visit ot the bloodmobile.
Township- directors were re
quested to select their fund drive
chairman v and blood program
chairman by February 21, when
another meeting- of the group
will be held "for the purpose of
mapping plans for the' programs.
W. A, White,- who has ' been
acting as chapter chairman for
the past several months, express
ed appreciation of the interest
being developed for a strong ac
tive Red Cross Chapter in Per
quimans vdnd stated the enthusi
asm shown at .the reeent meet:
ings indicated the goal will be
achieved. ' ( . l
.. The new chapter chairman,
Marion Swindell-, is manager .of
Twiford Funeral Horno and hasj
been active in civic work in the
'community. - He is-a- member of
the Hertford-Junior Chamber of
Commerce.- ' ' : .
' Members of the board of di
rectors are R. L Spivey,' Marvin
Caddy, Jew Hope Township; J.
C. Morgan, Claude Williams,
Parkville .Township; W. .A.
White, Mrs. James E. Newby
Hertford; Joe Nowell, Clinton
Winslow, . Belvidere Township;
Roy S. Chappell, Sr., T. R. Kir
by, r-thel Township; W. ' C.
..: ' and Mrs.- M, B. Taylor.-'
1 e J.
h and Ellen'
in. a Qreens-
r ,1 1 re -long
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License Tags Must ;
Be Displayed Sunday
Police officials today rerhinded
motorists that 1958 car tags, both
state and city, must be purchased
by Saturday,, February IS and dis
played on .motor vehicles Jby Sun
day, February 16. -
Tags for the Town of Hertford
are on sale at the offitfe 61 the
clerk in the Municipal' Building.
lie !dStdypl3ss : (
Urammar benool wall, jiojd a
study course in two parts, the
first ; ' session being held on
Thurssday, February 20, v from
730 to 9:30. ,
The v subject " for the study
qoursewill b "Teacher Supply f
and Demand. The speaker for
the first " session . will be Ray
Wilklnsow of Rocky Mount; who
is .well, versed ' on this timely
subject.. Mr. Wilkinson's report
will be followed by a period for
open d!scu?s'.on and questions.
There will be a coffee break' at
8:30. - -
A The PTA cordially invites all
High School, Grammar School
3nd future PTA parents to make
l . special effort to, attend this
workshop, as it is a most vital
una - important problem of the
present and future time. . , ...
To Hold Basketball
eet Next -Week
The Indians , and Squaws of
Pprquimans High School, having
'concluded their, season schedule
I of basketball games, ' will parti
cipate in a four-school tourna
. merit to be conducted next .week
at the Ahoskie High School gym.
Othei teams scheduled to play in
the annual tourney' are Edenton,
Ahoskie and Plymouth. .-...
Perquimans won ' a double
header from the Edenton Aces
and Acelets last Friday night,
the girls winning 65 to 57, while
the Indians, scored a 47-40 vic
tory over the Edenton toys.
The Edenton gifls grabbed a
1 7-10 lead in the first quarter
it the 'Squaws went- ahead 30
2 7at half time and were never
' it. 1 aT'.cr tl.at point.' Letitia
T -n led' Tie 'scot':. wHh
r 'j, followed by Bagley
v i a f1 'and - Fierce with 11.
rncid t:.e Edenton
'i 27 faints. , '
, r -lir 13 points,
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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 14, 1958.
.The Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club met
with Miss Thelma Elliott' at her
home on Thursday -night, Feb
ruary 6, for its regular monthly
meeting. The president, Mrs.
Alice Towe Owens, presided and
opened ; the 1 meeting with the
Club Collect.- : Mrs. Mirianif P.
Haskett, ' Recording Secretary,
called the roll and read the'min
utes of the last meeting. -p,.
Proceedings of the National
Boar'd"of Directors'! meeting in
Detroit to formulate plans for the
National Biennial Convention in
Seattle Washington, which will
convene July 6-11, 1958, was
studied and - Widening Horizons,
published, by the International
Federation of BPW Clubs, were
attributed. r ' ;
For those who plan to attend
the i conference, , "Spotlight on
Women," i February 22-23, in
UqrcHChapel Hill,- Miss -Lois- Crazier;
State Federation President, has
made arrangements to tour the
property, which , has been given
by A BPW member to the Fed
eration f6r future State .Heitd'
Mrs.; Myra P.. Mitchell, Tenth
District Director, has issued in
vitations to attend the Spring
District Meeting which will be
held ' in Ahoskie March 23.
Deadline for registrations will be
.Miss Hulda ! Wood, represent
ing the Membership Committee,
presented the name of Mrs. Ann
Myers Goodwin for membership,
who was accepted.
Mrs. Roxanna C. Jackson gave
a splendid report 1 on the local
loan closet for the sick, the club's
public service community pro-'
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quarter while Edenton tallied
nine, Other scoring r -for Per
quimans was Tucker 12, Whitey
Matthews 10, Milffer. 9. Henry
Overton canned ' 13 points for
Perquimans closed its season
here Tuesday v night, ' scoring a
double win over Plymouth.' ThQ
Squaws won 46 to 39 and the In
dians defeated Plymouth, boys by
the. same 48 to .39 score, v. : I
Letitia ' McGoogan ? was high
scorer for the Squaws with 34
points, followed by Pierce with
10 and Bagley 2. Harrison was
leading scorer ' for Plymouth
girls with 27. '
Tommy Matthews led the In
dians, scoring 17 points whilt
Miller hit for It), Tucker 6, Bur
ton 9, John Matthews ,2 and W.
White . 2. r Brown , scored . 16
points for Plymouth. '
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' Mr. and Mrs. John Riley of
Kammon, Indiana, jrinounce the
birth of a son, born IVsday, Feb
ru y 11. Mrs. X. ' y, is the for
n.er Miss Bunie I' e Col win.
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Biffing And LOG
At Annual r.Teoting
Stockholders of the Hertford
Building and Loan Association
conducted' their annual meeting
here last Wednesday afternoon
in the Court House, electing of
fieeis for thb' coming year.- .
More than 70 per cent of the
Association's, shareholders wei'e
reptLientcd at the meeting either
in person or by. proxy, during
which the secretary, Max Camp
bel1, icported assets of the local
assovialion had reached a' new
high as of January 31. 1958. To-
tal assets -as of that date amount- BiSHOP PAUL . GARBER , .' CttN nuHV
ed to $201,579. - i Dr. Olm Hunt of the Board 'of together in One mass meeting
E'etlcd.'to serve as directors M;ssicns and Church . Extension ; to encourage the work of the
of the Association unti the nexlot lha Methodist Church, and mm in the local churches. Ser
meeting of the shareholders 'E,sll0P Paul N. Garbor, resident ving with Ritter as associate lay
wcri A. W. Ho rcn, C. P. Morris, :n,hoP of the Richmond area, i leaders are:- Curtis V. Powell,
J.. P. Perry, Max Campbell, Chas.!1'1 ,;c featured speakers at. the Coiapeake; C. S. Meekins, Man
E". Johnson, V. N. Darden, J. W. anmjal E izabcth City District teo; A. W. Sparrow, Ransonville?
Waid, Claude White, Henry C. i Laymen's Rally on Friday,. Feb- Ciei aid D. James, Eden ton; Joi'in
SulLvan and R. M. Riddick
At a meeting of the Board of
Directors, following the stock
holders' meeting, officers elected
for the coming year were A. W.
Hefren, president; C P. Morris
and J. P. Perry, viei- presidents;
Max Campbell, secretary-treasurer
and Chas. E. Johnson, at
Union School Honor
Roll Is Announced
The honor roll for Perquim
ans Union school, of students
of the 8th through 12lh grades
has been announced as follows
by R. L. Kingsbury, school
Eighth Grade Add'ic Weeks,
Rosa Simpson, Ann Simons, Mil
dred Norfleet, Bettye Hollowcll,
Ruth Jackson, Reatha Hurdle,
James HollowelM -Leroy. WhiteA
r-, ' ,u.i8 T 1L - T . ! -Is I
ot-ui . inumas, juuioiny ueign,
Geraldine Riddick Semoria De
mery, Joyce MaUby, Phillis
Modlin, Clinton Turner.'
Ninth Grade ' Lula , Billups,
Bertha Bo'we, Ethel Copeland,
Barbana Felton; Yvonne Manley,
Catherine James, Claudia Rid
dick, David . Skinner, Fannie
Smith, Mclvin Tillett, Nellie
Zachary, Alvin Newby, Edna
Blanchard, Gloria Burke,. James
Butler, ' Myrna Jonikins, Mary
Moore, Barbara, Riddick. .
Tenth Grade Mary Burncttc,
Hattie ' Felton, Celestine Harvey,
Saundra Newby, William Light
foot,' -George . Johnson, James
Eleventh. Grade Chas. Small,
Libbie Billups, , Elsie Gallop,
Elmer Copeland, Llewellyn Wills,
Margaret . White, Sarah Harrell,
Doris Brothers,: Evelyn Vaughan,
Willie ; Moore,, Melvin ... Walker,
Shirley Blanchard, Barbara
Chesson, Charlie Miller, . Julia
Hill, William ' Smith, Florezell
Hurdle, Brenda Lowder.
Twelfth Grade. Joseph Hof
f ler, Chester Mallory, . Edwin
J Thomas, Andrew White, Harvey
Winslow, Doris Felton, Mildred
i James, Mary. White. .
Rec Center Opens
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Months of planning and prepa
ration will come to a climax here
Saturday , night when the Per
quimans County Teenage Recrea
tion Center will be opened to the
youths for the- first time, it was
reported by Miss Thelma Elliott.
The activities for the opening
night will be limited to., youths
of ; the 8th through 12th grade
age group. -
Committees for the Rec Center
have' been making plans for the
opening for several weeks and a
gala event Is anticipated for those
attending the opening.
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Churches To Hold
Services Feb. 21
Special services, in observation
of the World Day of Prayer, will
be conducted at . Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church in Hertford on
Friday afternoon, February 21,
at 3:30 o'clock. The subject will
be . ad of Life," AH churches
of the community are participat
; i ii program and the pub-
1 ;., , ,- illy invited to attend
)To Speak At
ruary 21, in ferquimans County jJlen'y bmglcton, Washington.
High .' School, Hertford. This! 'J. N Hn Gibson of Gibson,
year's rally will begin .with sup-'conference lay leader, will be
per, to bs served in the school 'prestnt, and w;ll present the
caletena from 5 until 7 . o'clock I speakers oi the evening. Ac
ln the evening. , The platform! cording to Distrirt Superintend
hour will follow at 7:30 in the nt C. Freeman Heath, thrre are
High School auditorium. j 36 charges and 8fi churches with.
Fred Ritter of Ahoskie is dis-lin the boundaries of the District,
tiict lay leader and is. in charge land each church is planning to
of arrangements for the rallv.
which is planned for all the lay -
roen and their pa: jrs in the
Elizabeth City District to meet
Woman F'm&A $ 1 ft
In Recorder Court
On Larceny Charge
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'President Eisenhower -
nounced Tuesday he will sk
authority from Congress for a
two-billion dollar program to rt
vamp the nation's Post Office
Department as a stay t brace
the national eco,nnmie situation.
If authorized, the pnogram will
call for constnwetion : of new
post office builAngs i" many
towns and cities throng' ut the
country, and will provide new
and more efficient machinery for
handling of mails. , , ,
The North Carolina Farm Bu
reau this week went on record
favoring 90 per cent price sup
ports for cron3 in passing a reso
lution opposing the farm pro
gram now advocated by the GOP
administration. - The resolution
was adopted by the Bureau's
committee on resolutions.
Diplomatic circles were . keepr
mg close tab on the Tunisian
situation which developed Sun
day after a French plane had
bombed a rebel village killing
some 80 persons. The French
cabinet . is investigating the i
bombing but Western authorities '
believe the incident may lead to
further anti-West activities on
the part of the Arab world.
The President told a press
conferene'e this week a tax re
duction might be considered an
economic step as a means to help
halt the present business decline
should recovery fail to appear by
mid-summer. . However, . -most
economists believe a tax cut is
unlikely this year. v
, Winter continued its firm grip
on' most of the nation during the
past wek, resulting in ; heavy
losses in Florida, where crops
and cattle - suffered from ex
treme cold 'temperatures. Heavv
snows hampered ' much . of New
England and freezing tempera
tures caused an emergency in
Jersev Citv. N.' J.. where a wa
ter main burst, causing a 1.4 1
million gallons of water loss per.
hour. .: : v ' " I .
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Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. HolloweH,'be an adult sewintt class in the
Jr., announce the birth of a son,
born February 10, at the Albe
marle Hospital in Elizabeth City.
.Jus. Hollowell is the former Miss.
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isend a good reniTscntatinn. Thp
1 Rev. James A. Auman is host
l pastor and D. Tnlmagn Rose, Jr..
I is lay leader of the host church.
"Y j Charged on two counts of lar
5j! ccuy of merchandise from two
. Hertford stores Evelyn Edwards
f of Elizabeth City, ' entered pleas
. of guilty to the charges during
Recorder's Court. Rho was sen-
L d f j month.! nn Parh
t?n,ai .t0 s'x mntns " eaC;
wwii, in ins Diaie woman.1
Camp, sentences to be suspendec
upon payment of fines of $75 each
and costs of court and to the
csts was added the sum of $48.91
for payment ot the stolen mer
The defendant was arrested lasl
Saturday afternoon by Police Of
ficer Robert A. While and Shut
iff J. K. White after the oficen
had received reports of the lar
ceny at the J. C, Blanchard Stori
and Rose's 5 & 10c Store.
Ten other cases were dwposeo
of during thi week's Wrm of court
and included the cases of Jesse
Stanton, charged with assault.
This case was moved to Superior
Court when the defendant re
quested trial by jury,
Don Lund paid a fine of $100
and costs of court after pleading
guilty to u charge of driving
drunk. . ' .',
George Whedbec, Negro, sub
mitted to a charge of permitting
an unlicensed operator to drive
his car. ' He p'aid a fine of $2C
a"u L"sls- .
William Owens, charged with
improper passing, paid the costs
f .court after, pleading guilty to
Costs of court were taxed
against Israel Dillard, Negro, who
submitted to a charge of obstruct
ing a view.
J. B. Zachary,. Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of being drunk
and paid the costs of court.;
Eugene Felton, Negro, submit
ted to a charge of using an im
proper muffler and paid the court
..'James Jones, Negro, " paid the
costs of court after pleading guil
ty to a charge of speeding.
Garland Harris, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to failing to yield
the ' right-of-way. He paid the
the costs of court after pleading
guilty to failure to observe a stop
SEWING CLASS PLANNED
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j Frances Newby, home econom
ics teacner. announces mere win
homrf economies department of i
the Perquimans Hifh School dur-j
inc thi- month of March. . All
adults interested areVirged io no-
fciJy f4C1 afc U4W. -. . v. - . - ' i'
Adopted By Board
In Meeting Monday
. About one-half of the town was
covered in last Sunday after
noon's religious census, according
to .reports received from partici-1
pating churches. The remainder!
of the census will be completed;
I this coming Sunday, when woik
, ers will meet at the Baptist
Church at 2:00 P. M., to receive
Last Sunday's group was well
received in the homes of Hertford
and representatives from the
churches expressed their appre
ciation to townspeople for their
ASC Dinner Set
For Friday Night
H. D. Godfrey, Adimnsirative
Officer of the North Carolina Ag
ricultural Stabilization and Con
servation Department, will be the
guest speaker at a banquet for
ASC .Community Committeemen
on Friday night, February 14, at
the Central Grammar School ip
The Community Committeemen
are five men from each communi
ty elected in an election held by
the County Agricultural Stabiliza
tion and Conservation each Oc
tober. The duties of the Com
munity Committeemen are (a) as
sist the county committee in car
rying out programs assigned to it;
(b) inform farmers concerning the
purposes and provisions of pro
grams being administered in the
county; (c) assist in such other
duties as may be assigned to it by
the county office manager- undo;?
the direction of the county com
mittee. Mr. Godfrey will speak to the
roup on the operation of the
Highway Meeting Scheduled To
Be Held In Edcnlou Feb. 27lh
In an effort to become better
icquainlcd with local street undi
"iighway problems, the North Car-!
ilina State Highway Commission
Hnd the administrative staff of
Ihc Highway Department is!
icheduhng informal meetings in i
many sections of the state. Thejary of the Win. Paul Shillings
Commission feels such meetings j Post No. 126 nu t Thursday
afford an invaluable opportunity i night, February (i. Mrs. Ethel
for officials at the state, county, I Peiry with Mrs. Pickett Sumner
and municipal level to understand land Mrs. Grace Morns were en
mutual problems and rcsponsi- : hostesses. Mrs. Thelma Hollo-.
bilities. well, president 'of the unit. con-
Such- a. meeting has been sched-1 dueled the meeting. Mrs. Mary
uled to be held in the Chowan I Beth Layton was welcomed as
Counlv Court House Thursday af- a m w member. Membership
February 27, at
Commissioners from nine north
eastern North Carolina counties
are being extended
along with municipal
from 'twenty-three cities andlPRoP1-' n the hospitals or on the
towns in this section. The meet
ing is not designed as an official
public hearing of the Commission,
but is designed as an informal
discussion of the accomplish
ments, plans and future objectives
under the newly constituted High
Invitations have been issued to
each of our seven Highway Com
missioners, as well as to the di
rector of Highways', W. F. Bab
cock, Secondary Roads Officer
Harold Makepeace Public-Relations
Officer -Sam Beard, Chief
Engineer Bill Rogers, First Di
vision Highway Engineer W. N.
Spruill, "and Second Division En
gineer R. Markham.
Central PTA To
A Founders' Day program will
feature . the February neeting of
the PTA of Central Grammar
School next Monday night begin
ning at7:3Q o'clock. During the
program the school library will be
dedicated" to the late Mrs. Neva
Clyde ".Morgan and the late Mrs.
Ruth : Spivey Winslow, former;
teachers at the school. - ah
bers ara urged' to attend this
5 Cents Per Copy.,
A new ordinance regulating: in-t''
stallation of trailers on lots withP
in the Town of Hertford was en- '
acted at a meeting of the Town .
Board held last Monday night.
The ordinance, aimed at provid
ing health and sanitation prolec--;
lion for the community, calls for.
each trailer located within tha
' town to have water and r ewer-
age connections lor use oy tne
trailer occupants and thl no
trailer may ho located within. 10 -feet,
of another buildinu situated
upon the silo. . y.
The ordinance becomes effee-'
tive upon publication of the reg-:
ulations a,nd property owners de
sirbg to rent space for trailers are '
adv.ied they can securer details
of the law by contacting F. T.
Rritt at the town i iaiit, or at llic
The Board also voiced ypj,rov- .
al of a plan to seek a location for;.
j a water well to be drilled to sup-,.' ;
uly the town with water after
receiving a f.ivorahle report fri n
geologists represent m. the state
and federal water survey offices. -'. .;
The geologists ' advised ' the
board that the possibility of lo
catinc a good water supply at
! nhmil 31)0 font nnnpni-c cfnnrl nnrl '
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they recommended drilling of a
test well to determine final ac
tion toward location of a new wa- '
ter field for the community.
Town Superintendent K. T.
Britt and Town Attorney Chas. E.
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joiiiisun wcie ciuuimi.iu it, ,11-
ceed with preliminary work to- i
ward obtaining an option on land s
upon which to drill the lest well ;,
and to report to the Board at its
next mectine .
Commissioner R. L. Hollowell ;
reported to the Board he had been
advised the Commandant of the' ,
T7.:i-.u VT 1 r:i:.,4 :.. 1
jr-n H'Ana for vwuHilfcii'.'i J
ceremony at the Harvey Point Na-,
val Facility and further an
nouncement regarding these plans
will be issued by the Navy De
partment. Legion Auxiliary
Membership Is 48
The Aniencan Legion Auxih-.
Chairman Edla Webb reported
; that the unit now had 411 niern-
bers. The unit voted to contri
bute to the March of Dimes. It
was reported mat a nurnner oi
cards would be mailed to toe
Mrs. Leslie While conducted a
program on Americanism.
It was announced that Mrs. J.
L. Chestnutt of Edenton, State
Membership Chairman, will fit-;
tend the next meeting of tht
unit in March. ,
The March meeting will bo
held March 6 with Mrs. .Irene ;
Towe, Mrs. Mamie Piitchett and
Sarah White as hostesses.
Cast Selected For
Senior Class Play
The cast for the annual Senior
Class play of Perquimans High
School has been selected, The
play is entitled "Call Me, Darl
ing." The cast is as follows: Lau
ra Elliott, Iris Wilder, Beth Skin
ner, Lois Hurdle, Kay Mathews,
Becky Cox, W. N. Matthews, Son
ny Mathews, Billy Hudson, Rach
el Spivey, Jean Edwards and Ha
zel Mathews. . ,
Intermission entertainment will
be supplied by Jean and Jane
Keel. ' The student director is
Patsy Elliott; prompters are Sal
ly Hurdle and Sophia Godfiev:
properties,. Myrtle Asbell; si a
mem-imanaeers, Dan Winslow ana i"
ard Wheeler, advertising, C
Pierce and Phyllis Bagley.