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Two, vacancies i on .the Per
quimans , Board of ..Education,
: broucht about ! by the deaths of
J. Edgar: Morris and Shelton M.
" Long, were filled by the Per
i quimans County ' Executive Com
; - mittee -of the Democratic party'
at a meeting held Tuesday af
. ternoon at the Court House
. Appointed to7 .fill the. unex
. pired term of Mr. Morris wa4
Charles ; M. Harrell,. Hertford
fM businessman,, and named to fill
y ' the unexpired term of Mr. Long
was Howard Matthews, farmer
. of Bethel Township.
members, of the Board will as
i.m ; It in 'mnnrted the two new
sume their duties-at the next
: , meeting of the Board rof Educa
- tion, now scheduled for Tuesday,
: April ,8.',""::;5;i- r,,'.'
. iMembers of the Executive
"Committee,' representing the six
are Charles E. White, Bethel; J.
, H., Towe, ; Hertford; George W.
' Jackson,' Parkville;?. W. JE. , Dail,
New Hope; C. C. Chappell, Bel
videre and R. M. Baker, Ni
conor. , J-'. .v , -:Z ; )
v -The committee went on record
; expressing deep regret at the
loss of Mr. Morris and Mr. Long
'.and expressed high praise for the
'services these men had rendered
., to the tounty.;-i::-'''v";:':-;;;
- . The committee also adopted, a
.resolution recommending to the
Representative for Perquimans
' , County that a change in the law
be enacted in-order to provide
. that the Perquimans County
..j Board of Education be comprised
; of 'at least- one.'J member from
V each of the five townships of the
county, vfv;. V ,f i,.' '-r
r i fTESiamg ai we meeting was
W.: F. Ainsley, chairman Of -the
-x '(.-; i
. 'The youth of the Hertford Bap
list Church will observe their
foifrth annual -youth Week and
Week-end Youth Revival Marcn
28-30. Officers that have been
: elected are:.; Youtli pastor Rich
ard Wheeler; Sunday School u-
' ' perintendent, Warner Lee Madre;
Training Union director, Sonny
Matthews; WMU president, Mary
v. Ann Robertson; minister of mu
sic, Shirley Ann Tarkington; di-
rector of publicity, Jean Edwarcjaj.,
. chairmen of evangelism, Vickie
' Johnson and Beckie Gregory; so
cial directors, Jane '.Keel Jean
Keel.' Tommv; Tarkinatonv and
. Donald Chessonr chairman of dea-
cons, Bebbie Tucker; deacons,
. Johnny Miller, Donald Madre,
Tommy Mathews, ' ' BeAi Gibbs,
: Jimmy Batts and Bobby Overton;
hospitality chairman' is Lois' By
rum and church treasurer'is, Mary
j Ann White. ,' . "'', 7 ;'
if- Rev. D. S. Moyers, pastor of the
Corinth Baptist Church of Eliz;
abeth City,' will be the guest
. preacher, 1 ; -'- i
T, e services will begin at 7:30
ij o'clock Friday night and' continue
t through Sunday (including Satur
'; day.)j , . ;-y.;.A-;':.:' .;V"v
Youth Weeks and Youth , Re
vivals' in the past have met with
- - unusual interest' and enthusiasm.
, This year's continuation is by
pop' 'r request on the cart of the
r '."i music will be under the
i of - Ehirlev Tarkineton
ionics from guo"t young
will t e featured. v
- teams f. r-n
"h School v
ry last Fri.' y
:ive team . co
; ' -ards'
: - n
. e dcdi l c
' '"ters at
"ve team, Tx
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Incomplete reports ; on J the
progress of the 1958 Red -Cross
iunct , drive, announced Wednes
day by Mrs. Keith Haskett, drive
chairman, revealed contributions
toward, the county's goal had
reached , about 8- ..Tes?
pons came irom neruora, rarK-
ville, and Belvidere Townships.
No reports had been received
from Bethel and New Hope
Townships or the Negro divi
sion." , , . - . -'
Mrs. Haskett today surged her
drive' solicitors to complete the
canvass for Red- Cross member
ships and make final reports to
her as soon as possible inas
much, as' the local '. Red Cross
Chapter desires to conclude the
campaign in the shortest posi
sible time. . .. v
' New officers lor the Hertford
Rotary Club were elected at a
meeting of the club held Tues
day sight at the Hotel Hertford.
Named as president of the unit
for the year beginning July , 1
was Robert ' L. Hoilowell. He
will succeed C. P. Morris. -
; Named as Vice president was
Dr. A. B. Bonner and diiectors
elected were R. S. Monds,
Charles Payne and! Max Camp
boll, t: Jack Kanoy was re-elected
as club, secretary-treasurer;
As outgoing president, : Mr,
Morri will also be' .member
of the club's hoard of directors.
The PTA of the Hertford Gram
mar School held its regular meet
ing Thursday night, March 13, in
the school auditorium. ,
, The meeting waj opened with
Mrs. Frank McGoogan giving the
devotional. This was followed
by a pane) d,ispussion on the sub
jeei; JKlgy SfchiJoi fHelans."
bseaking p'art on the panel
Were Mrs. Jack Brinn, Miss, Le
titia McGoogan, and Joe' Tunnell,
The panel discussed the relation
ship jof the parent,' student and
the teacher with the high school,
as to what is expected of each.
Following the program, 'Mrs, R.
$, Monds presided over the busi
ness session. The minutes were
read by Mrsj Elton Hurdle. It
was voted that the PTA would
co-sponsor, the formation of a
High Bchqol PTA. A committee
composed of Mrs. Jack' Brinn,
Mrs. Hazel Matthews and Mrs. H.
C. Sullivan was appointed by-the.
president to work with a ' com
mittee from the Winfall PTA to
consider : the formation of this
High School PTA.
Mrs. 'Monds appointed a nomi
nating committee to present a
slate of officers for' next ' year.
This committee consisted of Car
roll 'i Williams, chairman, Mrs
By Local Ghapter
. ' ' '' ''''"'. ' - ' " '11'
Walter Edwards and Mrs. Jessie'Mrs. E.L,, Spivey, Mrs. O. J.
I r Mrs. Robert Hoilowell reported
or the teachers lounge which Is
,now,,completed ftnd is considered
one, of the pest in North G.aro
liria. fm i - , i..' 1"
I Ins. Mpnds reported that the
rubbery ,ior "the beautiXicatioa
cf; the' grounds had arrived and
was in the process of being plant
ed. .. -' -
Mrs. H. C, Sullivan gave a short
r -irt oh the study course
"... her Supply and" Demand,"
' ' h has just been completed,
t . v 1 ich has crtuted much In
t -nong'ti.e pp'rle of the
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
.Sixty-two students were lisisd
on the honor roll -at the close of
the fourth grading period, ac
cording to E. C; Woodard, prin
cipal, who released the list last
' Honor students were:
'. Eighth Grade' Pete Cook
Franklin McGoogan, Emily
Hurdle, Frank Ainsley, Sidney
Long, Wade' Morgan, Edward
; Matthews, Mike Stoltz, Jimmy
i White, ! Paige Chappell, Brenda
Smith nnH p.,,,,, RtoM
i Ninth ;' Grade Lirlda f Bass,
Katheririe Bonner, Cecilia Wil
liams, -Frances Winslow, Hubert
Burden, J. D. Hoilowell,- Carlyle
Woodard, Mary Frances Baker,
Jean Copeland, Phyllis Hendren,
Sylvia Knight, Joyce Owens, Ann
Benton, Dianne Hoilowell and
Carroll McDonnell - .
Tenth ' Grade Allan Bonner,
Katherine 'Sawyer, Betsy ' - Stal
lings, Preston Winslow, Carolyn
White, "Linda Lou Elliott, ' Paul
ine Baeciis, Jo Ann Cartwright,
Clay ; Stokes, and Jimmy Sulli-
van. - v , .;
Eleventh Grade Donald Bak
er, John Matthews, Letitia Mc
Googan, Elizabeth Thach, Ethel
Sutton, David Burton, Beverly
Tucker, Ray Winslow, KatHleen
Blanchard, Carolyn Lewis, Edith
Spruill, Jo bavis Towe, Zelma
Wood and Bonnie Dail.
Twelfth Grade Tommy Math
ews, Richard Wheeler, Jean Ed
wards,. Rachael Spivey, Iris Wil-
Lder, Patsy Elliott, Faye Hughes,
Lois Ann . Hurdle,' Jean Keel,
Kay Matthews and Beth Skin
nert '' v'r ; vv .;;,, :
MASONS TQ MEET 1 ,
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
No. 10$ A.;,F.; fc As M,'will meet
Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock. ,
rate meeting was held with Mrs,
J. .T.' Biggers acting as tempor
ary chairman of a citizens com'
mittee for better schools.- At this
time a representative from each
section of the bounty was nomi
hated and 1 this committee will
meet soon to see What can be
vThe Chowan' BaptUt Associa
tion, ,, which,. embraces thd-five
northeastern counties of this
State,' will have a Training Union
Leadeaship School here at : the
Hertford Baptist Church March
24-27.. Outstanding leaders from
the State will be on hand to
conduct the .schqoL -' ',
' The purpose in such a school
is to revive interest, in " and pro
mote to the maximum the train
ing program of the, churches.
State workers who Will lead the
school include: William H. Sprad
lin,: Miss Naomi Braswell, Mrs.
Weber Jordan, .Mrs. E. F, Baker,
fiagier ana others, inese are an
"approved" workers and are spe-i
cialists, in.,their fields.-, -,
. , Jim Bass,' - director vi.ofr the
Training Union in' theV Baptist-Church-
here, will erve- as the-,
host jfort he meeting. A social
hour hfbr the t school, Thursday
night is bflng planrted by( Mrs,,.
Jim Basst social directorv"-' i-, v,,m
i The out-of-town : workers will
be the house guest? of Air. and
Mrs. Carroll R: Holmes, Mr. and
Mrs-,V. N. Dorden end Mrs. J.
H. Bag'ey during, their stay here.
The members of the Calnt' Ca.-
tL- rine Guild of the Holy Trini-t-.
Friiscopa.! Church will hold a
' -'-'ef tuf '-y.I -rh 22, be
at 10 A. I', at Terry's
t " -i r j c ire",t.
The Garden Tomb
, SITE OF EASTER MORNING SUNRISE SERVICE:' A sunrise
service at the Garden Tomb In a qniet wall-surrounded garden
outside the walls of Old Jerusalem, Jordan, marks Easter Sunday
morning for Protestants and Protf stant visitors to Old Jerusalem.
TheGarden Tomb is believed by some to be the rock-hewn,
sepulchre in which Joseph of Arimathea laid the body of Christ.
; Hymns, scripture reading, and prayer comprise this Easter morn
: tng sunrise service. Worshipper see the sky brighten behind the
V Mount of Olives, and the first rays of Easter sunshine touch the
flowering shrubs which overhang this simple rock-hewn tomb.
Chowan . Today In
Dcspite chilly- weather which
has gripped the area in recent
days, the Perquimans High
School baseball team under
Coach Ike Perry has been prac
ticing in preparation for the(
opening game Friday' at Cho
wan. 1 -
Coach Perry will have most of
last year's team back for --the
1958 season and. the Indjansy'ar
expected to be a power within
the ' Albemarle Conference. A
three-man' pitching : staff com
posed of Parker Chesson,' Rich
ard Wheeler , and Welly White
will be effective against oppos
ing 'batters.' Johnny Miller and
Billy Nixon ' will do the catch
ing this year. J"
A 13-game schedule for the
season has been released by the
school principal, E. C Woodard,
as follows: ; !.';. .
r March 19 Chowan there. ;
March 21 Gatesville there. i
March 28 Tarboro there.
'April 1 Plymouth here. i
; April 3 Williamston there.
April 8 Ahoskie here.
- April 11 Edenton here. ,
.April 18 Tarboro here.
, April 22 Plymouth there.
.April, 25 Williamston here.
April 29 Ahoskie there. .
:v')May 2 Edenton there.'
lMay 6--Gatesville here. .
I' Games played in Hertford dur
ing April will be afternoon con
tests with game time set at 2
Oqlock, - while all 'games played
during May will bo night , games
to start at 8 o'clock. , , o
'The Indians will participate in
a tri-city track mee. on April 28,
which will; be held in Elizabeth
City. . ,
Senior Class To
Present Play Fri.
I ... rrr. ,:-. 4UJ
V'Call Me Darling" is the title
the Senior class play 'being
presented . Friday night,.
Ji,' at ' the'' Perquimans High
School beginning at 8 o clock.'
i Characters in: this comedy will
include ' Laura Elliott as Smitty;
Iris Wilder as Mary Jane;'' Beth
Skinner ' as Mom Haskinst Lois
Hurdle " as Aunt ' Annie; ,,; Kay
MattheVs' - as ' Virginia Gregg;
Beckie. Cox-ras , Pamela Payne;
WJ K.'. Matthews . as B,illy Has
klns; Gus Matthews as Neeley;
Billy Hudson as , Pop Haskins;
Rachel Spivey as Mrs. J. Francis
Hamilton; Jean Edwards as Lor-
elie Hamilton, . and ' Skip Mat
thews as Mr, Chalmers. , s
A matinee, will be given at 1
o'clock. Friday, March 21. T,here
will be a small admission charge.
Proceeds, from the play are used
t a buy, gift for the school and
to finance , commencement - ex -
Carolina, Friday, March 21; 1958.
in Old Jerusalem
President :' Eisenhower, in a
speech Tuesday, ' expressed con
tinence the nation will whip thel
current recession ana s oon db
gack onthe road-to prosperity.
He declared the government will
take steps : to aid recovery, in
cluding tax cuts, if needed.
Washington reports hint strong
ly that a huge tax cut, effective
by July 1, may be approved
Congressional: action freezing
price supports for crops may be
vetoed by the President, it was
reported from the nation's capi
tal .Wednesday. Secretary of
Agriculture Benson has proposed
such cuts for 1958 and the Sen
ate has moved to block Benson's
action, The House has not, as
yet, considered the Senate mea
sure. Governor Luther Hodges, a
member of the Governor' Con
ference . Executive' Committee,
was in Washington this week
with other members of the com
mittee conferring with Presi
dent Eisenhower on the'- eco
nomic state of the nation.
Among subjects to be discussed
was extension of time limits on
unemployed compensation bene
fits.' The ' United States matched
j Russia in launching earth satel
lites during the pasv week when
the Navy successfully fired its
Vanguard into outer space. Re
ports state the Vanguard may
circle the. earth from 5 to 10
years. - . .. , , . : v
r. Or Ke-eleCtlOIl
Sheriff J., Kelly,. .White an
nounced Wednesday , he will be
a candidate for re-election to the
office of Sheriff for Perquimans
County subject to the Democratic
Primary on May 3L He filed, as
a candidate with W.. A. White,
chairman of the board of elec
tions. , , 1 t,"
; In ahnouncing his candidacy
Sheriff White said he will ap
preciate the support of the vot
ers of the county and if reflect
ed he will serve all in a fair and
impartial manner, ' it'
VFW MEETING MONDAY' .
The Perquimans Post of 'the
VFW will hold an election of of
ficers at a. meeting next ' Mon
day night at the VFW. hall.
j(5nmander - c. ' C. Banks urges
all' membert ' .to attend." 1 The
'meeting will start at 8 o'clock
! The Parent - Teacher Associa
tion of the Perquimans Central
Grammar- School held its March
meeting in the auditorium oi
the school Monday night, March
17. In the absence of the presi
dent, Mrs. -Melvin Eure presid
ed. "The Old North State" was
used as the opening-number with
Mrs Pauline Webb as pianist.
The Chapanoke community had
charge of the program. Mrs.
Alice Combs conducted the de
votional, reading from Proverbs
Thomas Mastcn, principal, led
(he" group in
a short memorial
service honoring the late Shel-1
ton Long and the late Edgar
Morris. He then presented the
speaker of the evening, Mrs. Paul
Wise, who is special education
teacher in the ElizabethCity
Mrs. Wise gave a most inter
esting and informative talk on
mental retardation. Said- Mrs.
Wise, "School is set up to teach
the average child. The mentally
retarded child becomes confused
in new situations; any change in
routine upsets him; he often
uses poor judgment which can
lead him into unfortunate situa-1
tions." She went on to say that
a retarded person may hold a
job which requires repetition
with no deviation , from the es
pointed out that.
children who come to ,
school can learn to read and
write a little and do enough
arithmetic to take care of their
money. She said safety, clean
liness and politeness are stress
ed. She told how they take
walks, , not. just to get the air
but that learning may be furth
ered. ' The children are taught to
observe and to ask about what
Safety is stressed
on, their walks as well "as other
useful learning. V $ V ' ,i
' Mrs. Wise spoke briefly on the
Mentai Health Clinic, saying
that a psychiatrist ,v is at .-'the
cljnic one and oho-half days". a
week; there is a full-time secre
tary and there will bon " be a
- Continued on Page Eight
Twenty Cases On
Here Last Tuesday
Business was brisk in Perquim-, tle- Negro, who submitted to a
ans Recorder', Court this week char6e of bein8 drunk"
when 20' cases were disposed of! James Parker, Negro, charged
durinc the termi presided- over by I w'm having improper car regis-
Judge Ghas? 4 E. Johnson. Two
defendants, Richard Bateman and
Colidge Russell, failed to appear
as cited and they were ordered
apprehended and held on bonds
for appearance next week. '
Costs ; of court ' were taxed
against Clarence White,; Walter
White, Jr., Evelyn Hurdle, Craig
Foster and George Comer, after .
each had submitted to charges, of
, Laucor Overton paid the cots
of court after pleading guilty to
charges of driving with insuffi
cient brakes. " '
Fines of $25 and cons of court
were assessed against Roosevelt
Barcliff, Negro, Henry Riddick,
and Joshua Lilly, each of; whom
submitted to charges' of driving
without a license. ''f '
! Billy Clough paid the costs of
court after pleading guilty to a
charge of speeding. ' ;
' Costs of court were , taxed
against William Gordah, Negro,
who was charged with having no
chauffeur's license. ' He entered a
plea of guilty."'1"-:"-. -;'' --'''
: ' Joseph White submitted 1 to a J
charge of using improper "equip-
ment oh his car and he pfud the
costs of court ?
Ike Stokely paid the court costs
in the case in which he was
charged with failing to observe a
stop sign.v He submitted to the
charge. , . .
. Leroy Banks. Negro, was found
guilty , on a charge of reckless
driving and he was ordered to
pav a fine of $25 and 'court costs.
A $2 fine' and costs ' of court
were taxed against ThOmag Bat-
Committee F or
Better Schools To
Meet March 29th
150 Attend Open
House At Library
National Library Week was
observed here last Sunday when
150 persons attended . the open
house held at the new Perquim
ans Library. The Library Board
sponsored the event to give lo
cal citizens the opportunity to
visit the library and learn of the
part it plays in the community.
Those attending the open house
.were high in praise of the new
facilities now available at the
library. Mrs. W. H. Pitt, chair
man of the Library Board, greet
ed the guests and other mem
bers of the Board served re
freshments to the guests.
Meeting here in special ses
sion last Friday night, the Per
quimans Board of Educatior
unanimously elected Clarence C
Chappell to succeed the late J
Edffar Morris as chairman of the
Board . He will serve in this
-onnoUir imn ha fjrt Mnj
in April, 1959, or until his suc
cessor is elected.
Mr. Chappell, who resides in
Belvidere Township, has been a
member of the Board of Educa
tion for the past seven years.
During the meeting the Board
adopted resolution in memory
of two Board members, Mr. Mor
ris and Shelton M. Long and
copies of these , resolutions were
sent to )he respective families.
Superintendent;, J. T. Biggers
made several statements to the
Board concerning . the plumbing
and heating systems in the coun
ty schools but Reported no ac
tion was necessary regarding the
problems which arose during re
cent cold Weather.
tration, entered a plea of guilty
and paid the costs of court.
Court costs were taxed against
James Whedbee, who submitted
to a charge of failing to observe
1 a stop sign.
'.. Jonah Whidbee, Negro, paid the
court costs after pleading guilty
to a charge of driving a vehicle
exceeding the height limit.
The Perquimans County Super
visors of the Albemarle Soil Con
servation .District are sponsoring
a - Conservation Poster contest.
George G. Winslow, Chairman of
the Perquimans County Supervis
ors, statedvthat the contest, is be
ing held in the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades of the Central Gram
mar School at Winfall and the
same grades in Hertford Gram
mar School. The first place win
ner in each grade, will receive a
prize of $5.00 and the second
"place winner in each grade will
receive a prize of $3.00. This
contest began March 1 and will
end March 31. , ..v "
The Elizabeth City Chamber of
Commerce will sponsor' the con
servation poster, contest on a district-wide
basis. -The Albemarle
Soil Conservation District in-election, '; subject to the decision
eludes Chowan, Perquimans, Pas-. of the voters in. the Democratic
qubtank, Camden and Currituck primary"' on May 31.: Mr. Jphn
counties. The district contest will son filed ai a candidate With the
Continued on Page Eight 'Board of Elections last Monday. '
5 Cents Per Copy.
The Perquimans County' Citi
zens Committee for Better
Schools was organized Saturday, '
March 15, in a meeting at: the -County
Court House in Hertford.
This action grew out of a recent .
study in PTA meetings of the
need for better schools and of
definite steps that could be tak
en to. meet this need. School su
perintendent J. T. Biggers open
ed the meeting as temporary
chairman. Mrs. H. C. Sullivan
and Floyd Mathews were elected
is co-chairmen of the committee
and Dr. Harold White as secretary-treasurer.
of the committee are Mrs. John
Hurdle, Mrs. Emmett Stallings,
Mrs. Frank Bray, Mrs. R. S.
vlonds, Mrs. Dick Long, Mrs. Rus
sell Baker, John Danchise, Julian
ong, Preston Nixon, Joe Perry,
Jr,, and Thomas Fleetwood.
Mrs. R. S. Monds and Mrs. H.
1. Sullivan gave the committee
i review of the information that
ame to light in the PTA study
:ourse concerning the urgent need
or increased support of schools
'rom local citizens, in order to se
cure qualified teachers and to re
place those who retire or resign.
Plans were made for the observ
ance of Teaching Career Month in
April, in cooperation -with other
groups interested in better schools
throughout America. Co-Chairman
Floyd Mathews 'appointed a
oublicity committee ta plan for
Teaching Career Month compos
ed of Mrs. R. S. Monds, V-s.
John Hurdle and Dr. Harold
The Perquimans County Citi
zens Committee for Better
Schools voted to send a' petition
to the Board of Education, -re-y
questing it to' ask 'for an elec
tion by the pe.oplevpf tfie county,
who would vote on measures -tie-signed
to enrich the educational
program-of the county's school.
The next meeting -ot the commit
tee will be at the Court House,
Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 P. Tt.
Each member of the committee '
will invite five other people to
this meeting for the purpose of
enlarging the participation of citi
zens in the work of the commit-"
. . , . '. ' j
Churches To Hold
Ministers of local churches this
week announced plans for special
union services during the Easter
On Good Friday, April 4, from
12 o'clock noon until three o'clock
the traditional three-hour service
will be held in the Hertford Bap
tist Church, in observance of, the
three hours which Jesus hung
upon the cross. Most of the
stores of Hertford have indicated
that they plan to close during the
time of this special service. Med
itations based on the Seven Last .
Words will be presented by the
Rev. Paul M. Shultz, Holy Trini
ty Episcopal Church; .' the Rev. .
James Mattox, Hertford Baptist
Church, and the Rev. James Au-
man, First Methodist Church. The
Good Friday service is a continu- ;
ous program, and worshippers
may come and go as they choose
during the three hour period.
Easter Sunrise Services' will be
held at ' Cedarwood Cemetery,
Easter Sunday morning, April 6, '
at 5:41 A. M. ' The Rev. James""
Mattox will bring the message
this year for the sunrise sir Vied.'.'
Ministers pointed out i that jthe f
response to union services last
year, was especially good, andi
emphasized that .they nope many , ,s '
county residents will also particl- '.
pate in this year's services. ,
Chas. E. Johnson
Charles' E.1' Johnson, judge ot
Perquimans j County : Recorder's
Court, is a candidate for -.