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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 21, 1958.
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'TV. and Your Child" -was the
subject of a program presented
at. a meeting of the . Hertford
' PTA .Thursday : night .of last
week. : The meeting opened with
. piano selections played by Beth
Harris and JCrry Sullivan, fol
lowed by a devotional given by
the Rev. Barnes O. Mattox.
The Rev. James Auman gave
some interesting points on how
various TV programs affected in
dividuals in different ways and
at the conclusion of the talk by
A ..... mvv . '
ivir. Auman a i v program was
shown to the group. . The audi
ence was then divided into two
groups for the purpose of evalu
Bting points ot value of the par-
ucuwr i v snow. .
Mrs. R. ' S. Monds- - presided
over the business session during
which Mrs. ' Jack Bnnn reported
$393 will be spent by . the PTA
' for the purpose . of beautifying
the school grounds. - Mrs, Joe T.
White reported the PTA made a
profit of .$35 ' from' the sale of
jackets ? and T ,fl shirts. Mrs.
Charles Murray reported the pro.
. ject of furnishing the teachers'
lounge had been completed and
was an added asset to the build
The attendance prize was, won
by Mrs. Eure's class.
A fire, believed: caused by a de
fective chimney, destroyed the
home of fourgeon Lane of Route
two, Her? L a about 12:45 P.
- IU last -eSiUy.-TliBitXoid tft'e
." Department 'was called to the
scene but ' the 1 fire'' had gained
J such headway it was Impossibly
to.extinguish. ' The flames; whip
ped by, strong winds, soon con
' sumed the building and all furn
ishings and personal effects of the
'family. . i
Mr1 Lane was .not at home at
- the time the fire was discovered
by his mother, who escaped with
out injury. Loss caused by the
fire was estimated' at more than
On Monday night the local fire
men were called to the home of
Charlie Skinner, Negro of Route
three, Hertford, to extinguish a
fire which started in the cbim
ney. This blaze was soon brought
, udder control and. only slight
damage was reported,'
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As top-seeded . teams in the
annual Albemarle Conference
basketball ' tournament being
.played this week, at Ahoskie the
.X;India-,s "and Squaws of Per-
.quimnris High School are rated
as 1 favorites to cop . the Itles
. against opposition furnished by
Ahoskie. tdsnton and Plymouth.
. Opening round 'games for both
teams from Perquimans ' were
set for V.'eJnesUay. night. The
Terquimans girls playing Eden
t it's Acelets at 7 P. M. while
i v Indians met Ahoskie boys
y will run through
the ch."""! ion
' ;f tfi7P.M.
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FALLING HARD Two 15-year-old South Carolina 4-H Club
boys fall hard for New York on their first trip to the Big city.
The recumbent.rebels are George Hicks, left, of Hartsville, and
Frank Munn of Darlington. Offering a helping hand is a per
former in the "Ice Follies of 1958," one of the featured attrac
tions on the educational and entertainment program for a dozen
Carolina yam-growing champions.
The Perquimans County ASC
Committee of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture held its an
nual banquet last Friday night
at the-' cafeteria in the Central
Grammar School at Winfall.
Helene W. Nixon, officer man
ager of the local ASC office, pre
sided over the dinner meeting
and r welcomed those Dresenti
Leonidas L.. Lane, chairman 0f
the committee, gave the invoca
tion which was followed by the
, Entertainment was ; riven by
Mrs: Georgia' Perry, anad Miss
was Horace-, p. 7 (Godfrey,,; ASy.J? 1 ' . v
State tflmjnjjfratl' Wficfer-.i.
was introduced by Oscar C. Bur-
ton, AS? fleldnjan.J W'r
In hiUah4rlti I Mri.t6dfey
Godfrey declared that farmers
are now facing a. cost price
squeeze as farm prices were con
tinually decreasing While produc
tion costs were steadily on the
increase. The speaker stated that
the consumer can buy more food
today for one hour's wages than
at any .previous tune in history,
r He cautioned I that , farmers
should not place toomuch de-
pendence on support 1 programs 1
that can fade . out overnight but
pointed out farm income can be
increased by careful planning, and
greater variation in farm ipro-duction.:;:-
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The ' Perquimans County ASC
Committee is composed of Leoni
das L. Lane, "chairman, Freeman
S. Long,: H. Harvey Butt, R. M.
Thompson, ' Ex-officio member,
Helene Nixon, officer manager,
Amy R. Harris, chief clerk, Ruby
A; White, treasurer and general
clerk, Ann M. Goodwin, ACP
clerk and Nanette J. Cdhoon, gen,
eral clerk, '
Local court officials have been
notified a request for a special
term of Superior Court; tftbe eon
ducted here during the month of
March for the purpose; Of hearirfg
due to conflicts- with other courts.
, The notice f withdrawn was.
f awarded to W. H. Pitt, Clerk of
Court,' by the office of the Chief
Jiir.tice of the Supreme Court.
A venire, of . some 40 Jurors,
c' 'n for jury service for: this
t -rial term of court bv the
C ' Commissioners on Febru
f not be notified to serve
" y di-src ird previous pub
? r f t' . r names as pros
out that farmers were not
lh tthej Mjoiperjt jeajos-
ihtt segments, iljm&
At Chub's Place
Thieves made away with some
10 cartons of cigarettes, a box of
franks, plus a gallon jar of mus
tard and between 200 ' and 300
pennies 1 When they Broke into
Chub's Place last Saturday night,
it was reported by Sheriff J. K
I Entry to the store was made by
meaning iuiuuglt a uyvi ab iiic
rear of the establishment. An in
vestigation of the robbery is con
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I The ) nation's death toll from
the Winter's worst storm was
neanng ,the 200 : mark Wednesday.-.!
While highway " and air
travel was ' reported improved
by midweek reports stated river
traffic in many areas affected
by the deep freeze weather, was
stalled due to ice fields chok-
hng off traffic.
President Eisenhower sent a
note to Soviet Russia this week
calling for a halt, to Russian ac
cusations against ' U. S. actions.
The President ( ad yised this step
must be. taken by the Reds be
fore any further, plans can be
made, toward', a . summit confer
encev . ; . ' ' ' rtrj- -.-;
Early' reports from the State
Motor Vehicle V Department an
nounced. , Sale 3 of car tags for
1958 fell below the record sales
for ,1957. :The deadline for, pur
chasing hew tags was Monday!
n,ght. V State officials . did not nominated to. . represent thei dis
comment on causes of Jhe fewer, trict as liominee for the State
sales but it is believed many I Music Committee and Mrs. M. T.
car owners were unable to pur-'
chase tags because they failed
to carry liability insurance.
GOP leaders in Congress an
nounced Tuesday a decision that
a tax cut and public works pro
gram ivill not be considered at
this "time as a method to ease
the economic pressure. being felt
throughout most ' of the nation.
It is anticipated: that Demo
cratic leaders will not -be . sat- )
lsfled i with': this - wait "and see
policy. '.' 1 , 1 " .
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PTA Study Course
Scheduled Feb. 27
, The PTA of the Hertford
Grammar School will 'hold '.the.
second session cf iu present study,
course, Thursday r" ht, Febru
ary 27, from 7:30 tJ 9:30' o'clock
In the grammar srhonj auditor
ium. This seconl t .lion ' wpl
continue the d'xc ' i on the
subject Teacher f ' ' and De
mand. The grc ,) ... be led in
this topic "by sayerssl local peo
ple who give their Vleus on the
s-' ' t.
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Central PTA Pays
Perquimans County's Board
Elections was reorganized heje
during a meeting on Monday
when W. A. White was named
chairman of the Board to sue
ceed R. C. Murray. Jarvis Ward
was named secretary of tfi
Board and the third member will
be Cecil C. Winslow. ;
These Board members were
named by the State Board of
Elections upon recommendation;
submitted by county executive
committees of the two political
parties. v .. ,. . i
With the local Election Boarc
now : organized, the way i
paved for candidates planning to
seek office in the primary to be
conducted in May to file thejf
intentions with the chairman of
the Board of Elections.
The Perquimans County Homt
Demonstration Clubs1 have '.ac
cepted a county project of mak
iig draperies for the Perquim
ans ; County ; Teen-Age Center.
This project is already under
way under the direction of the
committee composed of Mrs. Jo
iah Proctor, Mrs. Joe Webb,
Jr.,. and M.rsvWilliwr. Wtnslpw jJ
committee was , appointed, to
ie responsible for chaperones for
;he Center when the Home Dem
onstration -, Clubs are called to
ser.ve. , Mrs, . William winslow.
Belvidere, the new County
Council .president, ' appointed
Mrs. 'Wallie . Knigfit and Mrs.
Marvii Benton to serve on this
cpmmijttee. . ,
The' Council voted to have a
springj tour again this year for
the county spring meeting, and a
committee was appointed to
wOrk Jout plans for it, with Mrs.
Colon Jackson as chairman and
Mrs, Joseph Layden and Mrs.
Roya Nixon comprising the com
mittee. The Council also voted
to conduct the March of Dimes
and the" cancer drives again, this
Fourr club ' members, Mrs. - Wil
liam Winslow,' Council pfesident;
Mrs. Joseph Layden, Mrs. War
ner Madre. and Mrs. J. B. Bas
night, in company with Miss
Nancy Henderson, home agent,
recentljrvisited Shawboro, where
they joined other club members
of the 25th District planning
for ; the 1. annual spring 'meeting.
iFred :1 . T. - Matthews was
Griffin was elected to represent
the .district as a candidate for
the International Relations Com
Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton Jackson,
47, died Saturday night at 11:54
o'clock in the DePaul Hospital
iri Nprfolk after an illness of two
years. - , . .-i
,- (She was a native of Perquim
ans County; but had been resid
ing in Norfolk fomithei pasti20
years- She wa the , daughter of
the Jate C. Wtl and Ella White
Sutton and the ;wife:of Jerry Iipairt bills.' ' Generally business
Jackson; She was- a member of
New Hope Methodist (Church
prior to moving to Norfolk.
; Besides her husband, she is
survived by one daughter, Miss
Patricia Jackson" df Norfolk v 1
Funeral services, were conduct
ed Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
in the chapel of the Twiford Fun
eral Home by the Rev. W. E. Puc
k"4i, r r of the New Hope
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At the February meeting of the
Parent-Teacher Association of the
Perquimans County Central
Grammar School an impressive
founders' Day program was pre
sented . honoring two former
teachers of the school, the late
Mrs. Neva Clyde Morgan and the
late Mrs. Ruth Spivey Winslow.
The program was entitled "Our
Heritage So Rich" for it is felt
Kthat these two women who were
teachers m the school when it
was organized in 1937 left an im
print on the lives of the com
munity which time can not erase.
America was used as the open
ing number with Mrs. Ralph
White at the piano. C. D. White
used the beautiful tribute to wo
nanhood frqm Proverbs as the
ievotional. Edward Jordan sang
"My Task." He was accompanied
by Mrs. Ned Nixon.
Mrs. Ernest Long, president,
presented the speakers of the
Mrs. I. A. Ward, who was di
rector of the Ninth District when
the school was organized, spoke
on "Our Heritage So Rich" bring
ing fond reminiscences of the .
first years of the school and part ,
and Mrs. Winslow. She also paid I
a glowing tribute to the memory I
of Miss Margaret S. White, an-i
other teacher of the school since
its organization, who passed away
just last week.
Mrs. John Symons, who was
the second president of the Parent-Teacher
Association of the
school, spoke briefly of the first
Founders' Day program which
was presented on February 28,
1938. Mrs. Ned Nixon, secretary,
read the minutes of this meeting.
Mrs. Charles Johnson sang
Ralph White as accompanist.
Mrs,- J. L. DeLaney paid tri
bute to the memory of the late
Mrs. Neva Clyde Morgan, speak
ing in Warm terms of the friend
liness, loyalty, devotion and ser
vice which Mrs. Morgan exhibit
ed in the school, church and com
munity. Mrs. R. M. Riddick paid tribute
to the memory of Mrs, Ruth Spi
vey Winslow. She spoke of her
cooperation, fine spirit., and de
Continued from Page 6
Feel Effects Of
A storm which swept across the
Eastern third of the nation early
this week left its mark in Per
quimans County by driving tem
peratures to the lowest figures in
years. ( The weatherman gave lit
tle hope of, warmer weather be
fore the end of the week.
Winds of near ' blizzard force
swept through the area Sunday
bringing in a mass of polar air
which caused the mercury to
drop tq around 11 above zero on
Monday morning. Tuesday was
no better, while the winds di
minished somewhat it was about
ten above zero Tuesday morninp
but fortunately the county escap
ed heavy snows that fell in wide
areas to the west and north.
Some reports stated the tem
perature readings were the lowest
here since 1935. -'
People were kept busy thawing
water pipes' and county schools
were dismissed early Monday due
to low temperatures tn some of
the class rooms.
Local; ' service stations' were
busy checking car radiators and
celling- additional anti-freeze to
motorists' desiring to play it safe
and save the possible costs of re
slowed down considerably as in
dividuals .. stayed close by fires,
awaiting word from the weather
man that warmer days were on
The members of the St Cath
erine Auxiliary of the Holy' Trini
ty Episcopal Church will hold a
iiriai; foKlbr.ke sal I ,urdav. beginning t
. ! a.. 11 t:;e ferry Eiec.ical
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SHE CAN SMILE Card Fugatc, left, 14-year-old accused
accomplice of Nebraska's "mad murderer" Charles Stark -.
weather, sm:les from an automobile bearing her to the Lincoln
State Hospital where she will be held for triak She has been
charged with first-degree murder. Caril claims she was an un
willing hostage. Beside her is Mrs. Merle Karnopp, wife of
Select Members To
Directors for the Perquimans
County tarm Bureau met Mon
day nignt at tne Agriculture
Building to map plans for the
coming year. The group voted j
to secure Bill Little, field rep
resentative, as speaker for a
meeting to be held around
March 1, at which time the
topic for discussion will be
What is the prospective farmiplete the canvass of their terri
egislation for the coming two
years in relation to the present
- Pl a,s0 named,the
following members to 'head ieom
mittees'. for,', the year: Carroll
Williams, publicity;. Clauda Wil
liams and Floyd Matthews, bud
get; Marvin Caddy, R. P. White,!
Warner Madre, M. C. Boyce and
Oris Winslow, legislature com
mittee. . I
The . commodity committees .
will have the following chair-1
-nen: Peanuts, Colon Jackson;!
leld crops, Melvin Eure.
After a. discussion concerning
he local budget the directors
.'oted to limit each farm bureau
member to two tickets to the
annual barbecue supper.
oointed out that in past years
he supper expenses had all but
onsumed the local budget, leav
'ng a small sum for- work to be
:arried out "during the year.
It was also announced during
he meeting the N. C. Farm
Bureau insurance programs are
;eing handled locally by Brough.
'.on Dail and Mrs. " George G.
Winslow as agents. v : .';.-
Attending the meeting this
week were the following direc
tors: Dan Berry, M. H. Chap
oell, John Hurdle, Joe ' Nowell,
Ir., George Winslow, R. M.
Thompson and Richard Bryant.
Ivic Clubs To Play
A benefit basketball came,
with proceeds going toward a Mrs. Joe T. White , and Miss Ra
dinner for the volunteer firemen I chel Spivey, for the county, and
of Hertford in appreciation for
their services rendered the town
and country, . will be sponsored
by the VFW . Post at the high
school gymnasium on Tuesday
night, March 18, it ' was an
nounced today by J, , W ' Djllon:
" Members of the VFW will
play Hertford Jay cees but spe
cial rules .for .the .game .will
permit each ' team to use three
non-members - but ' at' 'no time
during the game will more than
two of these non-member play
ers be permitted to play at the
same time. ' , ' . ' "
Tickets for the basketball
game , will be sold by members
of the VFW Post and a port
able TV. set will be offered as a
door prize. : , v , .
MASONS Tp MEET
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
No. 106 A. F. Si A M., will .meet -
Tuesday hlght at 7:30 o'clock,
John Decker, Master, urges all
members to attend and also ex
tends a cordial invitation to Visit-
'ilng Masons to be present. '
March Of Dimes
Contributions to the annual
March of Dimes fund now total
$686.37, it was reported Monday
morning by Henry C. Sullivan,
fund treasurer. Officials of the
County Polio Committee urged
solicitors for the fund to corn-
tory and make reports as soon
as possible to the fund treasurer
in order that the drive can be
brought to a close.
Heart Fund Drive
Planned Here On
Sunday, Feb. 23rd
Preparations are now being
completed for the observance of
Heart bunday throughout ; Per
quimans County next Sunday,
February 23, when volunteers call
upon their neighbors to con
tribute funds which support the
fight against heart disease the
nation's number one killer, it was:
,J U.. Till T T !
reported today by Mrs. Jesse L.
Harris, who is serving as chair
man of the fund drive this year.j
This is the third year this com-
munity has participated in this since the temperature is
worthy cause on a wide scale, and umMy tKey also have i(.c ,
the public is urged to join in by,cnd ice tram and the p(;opIe
making a contribution which will dress in native apparei for com- ,
go to the National Heart Asso- jort ; . '
ciation to be used for research Transportation' in ''Cambodia ?
and prevention of heart disease. is mosty bicycles and bike-v
The drive will last only the one 'ts and traffc js quit? fl )()b.
day-Heart Sunday when the'lpm cinno hP ic ! rafr;T
solicitors will make a house to:
house can vass of the homes in the
Robert L. Stevenson is serv
ing as treasurer for the fund
campaign and team captains will
be: Mrs. Keith Haskett and Mrs.
Tom Harrell and Mrs. Frank Jes-
sup for the town, of Hertford;
LeGrande Summersett, Colored
division. ,. ;'
Solicitors, Mrs. Harris said,
will conduct the canvass for
funds between the hours of two
and four P. M.
Set For Wednesday
V A livestock school, will be. held
at the . Agricultural Building in
Hertford on Wednesday, Febru
ary 26, at 2 . P, M. 5.' This is the
first livestock. v.. school held in
Perquimans County in the last ,
couple of years, and should be of
extreme interest to the farmers
in Perquimans County, according
to R. M. Thompson, ,, county
agent, who said -the swine and
beef y cattle , industry has had
radical changes', made in ideas
over- the last couple of years.
Jck Kelly, head of the Exten
.sion JLivestock Department, and
Sam Buchanan, beef and sheep
specialist, will conduct the school
which will be a discussion,' and
question type of meetinff. v ',
At High School
On Friday Night
Plans have been completed for ,
the giant Laymen's Rally for all ,
Methodist men of the Elizabeth : ;
City District to be held Friday
night, February 21, at the Per
quimans County High School.
According to reports, around 600
men from the 87 churches in the
district are planning to attend.
Supper will be served from 5:30
until 7 o'clock in the school
cafeteria. The evening program
hour will follow at '7:30 in thf
Dr. Olin Hunt of the Board of
Missions of the Methodist Church
will be featured speaker. Dr.
Hunt is a renowned speaker and
has an outstanding record of
distinctive service in the Metho- v
dist Church. Also appearing on
the program with him will be
the conference lay leader, Nel
son Gibson, Jr., of Gibson.
Talmage Rose, Jr., lay leader
of the First Methodist Church,
Hertford, reports that 60 men
from the local church have pur
chased tickets for supper and
I that there are others who will
come in for the 7:30 program
hour. The Rev. C. Freeman
.'Heajh of Elizabeth City, District
I Superintendent, and" the Rev.
James A. Auman is host pastor.
Guest Speaker At
Miss Jenny Lee, a Rotary ex
change student now studyinu fit
Atlantic Christian College, Wil
son, was guest speaker , at Tues
day's meeting of the Hertford .
Miss Lee, a native of C'hinn,
has been a resident of Cambo
dia most of her life. Her par
ents moved to Cambodia, seek
ing a better life than was to bo '
found in China.
She told the local Rotarians
that in her country education
was available '.. at the primary,
secondary and high school level
but students dasiring college'-',
training had little choice unless
they went elsewhere.
Cambodia is an agricultural
country but has some small in
dustry, however, it lacks ma
chinery which hampers inrlus-
expansion,. Chief crops '
grown there are rice, sweet
tatoes, peanuts and tobacco.
Natives use oil from cocoanuts
for lighting and cooking and use
coal and wood for heatinc.
lem since there is no traffic11
lights. Traffic police are kept
busy, Miss Lee said, directing
the traffic in her home city,
which is the capital of the
Youth Center Here
Has Grand Opening
Perquimans County youths are
expressing much enthusiasm over ,
the recreational center which hadM, '
its opening here last Friday and . -Saturday
nights. . , ;"
Friday night, the Perquimans.;:,,
Monogram Club, which assisted t,
in preparing the center for its, :, .
opening, held a dance attended by..,;
about 100 young people and on.
Saturday the Recreation Commit- ,
tee conducted the first of a plan-..J
ned schedule of parties for Center;
The Youth Center is operated
by the Perquimans Recreational .
Committee and .planned activities
for teen-age groups are scheduled
weekly and pre-teen parties will
be held once ft month. Private
srouos mav engage the center for
use by making arrangements with
the operational committee. .... All
parties held unedr the sponsor
ship of the committee are-ch?-eroned
by PTA and Home" T- -onstration
" Club Women !;
embers of othT adult cl