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Volume XXV. Number 25.
Hertford Perquimans County,! North Carolina, Friday, June 20, 1958.
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to the Union. Caroline Borthwick, left, holds one with 49 stars
while Gladys Eide hat one with 50. , . '
. Commission Lifts
With activity at Harvey Point
was expeciea to De sieppea up
considerably within the next two
weeks, the State Highway Com
mission on-Monday acted to re
. move a handicap which has pre
.. vented some delay in construc
tion during the paSt couple of
weeks. - , ,
The Commission, upon numer-
ous requests, lifted restrictions on
access roads in Bethel Township,
leading to the base.' Prior to this
- order movement of heavy equip
ment and material to the site had
been prevented, due to load lim-
Its. :,S'' .-V:'':'V
. ' Wi N. Spruill, Resident Engi
p nere, while in Hertford Monday
I', , advised local officials, of the ac
, v tion but stated only time wilVlell
if the secondary1 roads will stand
i up ,1o 4the heavy traffic," If It
fdoesh'l die State' esumablyvlll
ihave to expedite planfe for con
' istfVetion 'sxtt primari' -roads'"serv-
l Because of the weak bridge
I tsVannmg the river at the south-
ietn limits of Hertford, it is neces
ary for contractors to move
equipment and matefial through
ffiethol. The route upon which re-
(tttiftios were lifted starts at
Uiht Nixon Fork on Route 17,
nijis through Bethel back to the
Fnrlor Road which then runs in
to? the Hertford-Harvey Point
Mipri Spruill sUted a number of
ctwjtractors had requested inf or
m'ation concerning the temporary
lifting of these restrictions and
due to the traffic anticipated the
' State Commission decided to re
move all load restrictions on this
: Dpnald Baker, son of Mr. and
' & Mrsi 'Wallace R. Baker of- Bel
i videre, will attend the 22nd an-
.4 .i. t' . ' ll. -
nual 'national, conierence oi me
National Association of Student
... . Cqunetts held in Ferguson, Mis
JP sour!,: June 22-26.
jjonaia is now civis
president of the Eastern District
r. .. ,....cl.j. r,i
tw,m io nnw serving as
Congress. There wm be some
700 Mother highly selected youth
L v .u- ct stnHpnt
i -n a onH Kv th
The Duroose of
. in lo'fn train these bovs and
girls' how to put' 'citizenship in
' actiqn.' ' ' They1 k will 1 ideal , with
1 luch topics as: What ia, the, real
purpose of the student i council;
v, What can the student council do
' to Sromote1 better international
relations, and How can 'the stu
dent council develop responsible
citizenship among :, high r, school
The conference will be held in
the McCluer Junior High School
t ernes to up box
TAL HATES JULY 111
The Post Office Department
announced today that new rental
for PMof'ice boxes go uh
i C y 1. I cre" for the
i f nt.i 13 to 75
f cents ii
A Congressional , committee
Tuesday questioned Sherman
Adams, aide to President Eisen
hower, regarding gifts he had
received-, from i a Boston indus
trialist and action taken by
Adams in seeking ... informatior
over trouble the industrialist
had 1 with government agencies.
Adams admitted ' the gifts but
denied any intentions to use
influence in behalf of Bernard
Goldfme. He told the commit
tee more prudence on -Jiis part
Would -haye helped: in ethe situ
ation. " ' -; 1 -
An observation team from the
United Nations has been sent
to Lebanon to observe the revolt
in that country to determine
steps i, 'Pcessary to ' maintain
Lebanon independence.. Fight
ing DIUKe OUt HgHUl tins viccn,
and reports - state rebel forces,
proba"bly backed by Nasser of
Egypt, ! hope to overthrow the
pro-Western government and
establish one ..' friendly to the
Radios Moscow , announced on
Tuesday four Hungarian lead
ers in the revolt of 1956 were
executed following trials by
people's1 supreifle. court. " Mean-
uhilp rpnnrtn s t ate chanees
niay' be forthcoming' inside Rus
sia," which " has called home its
p.mhassadors from Washington,
jLiond6h and Paris- for .consulta-
fions.4,4-1 :. ,
Revi Clark Reed
The Rev." Clark Reed, associ
ate pastor of the Hertford
Methodist Church was guest
speaker at Tuesday's meeting
of thfe Hertford ' Rotary , Club.
Mr. Reed gave brief talk on a
. . .. i , j
new concept m the training and
rfovplnnment of ministers serv-
th churohes of America,
new educational process,
Mr. Reed stated, will prepare
Wtiiti sters to take a more active
n?rt in oubli service . and at.
fairs of a community," rendering
social as well as spiritual er-
viee. ' , i
, Tfie ' Rotary Club cancelled its
regular meetirtg v next r Tuesday,
night , in , '. order to " join wRh
members ,01 Perquimans If.
No. 106, A. F. & A. "Mw in'holdJ
ing?a?; steakl fry at the munici-.
On SOth Birthday
Mrs. George Benton of . Hert
ford Route Three celebrated her
90th 'birthday recently at the
I nome ox ner aauguiciv
E. Wood. -
Mrs. Benton is the mother of
11 children, grandmother "of 43,
and C2 reat jrandchildren, six
t C .--.Children and 82
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H'.More'ithan a million dollars
will be spent by the State. High
way Commission in construction
of primary roads' to serve the
Harvey Point Naval Air Station,
if proposed plans - are - finally
adopted by the State Commis
sion, it was learned here Mon
day following a meeting between
W. N.. Spruill, resident engineer,
and. town and county officials.
Mr. Spruill came to Hertford
to confer with local officials re
garding ideas as to highway
needs as the officials see them.
It was pointed out at the start,
Hertford and Perquimans Com
missioners feel the secondary
roads now serving the "base will
'be inadequate for future traffic
and the local officials went on
record requesting the State
Hiehway Commission to con
struct the Hertford-Harvey Point
road before starting construction
of feeder roads, since this route
will be the main highway artery
for traffic from points north
fhto the base proper.
During the meeting It was re
vealed tentative plans call for
the state to construct two pri
mary roads to serve the base.
The first running from Hertford
to Harvey Point. This road will
Bo 24 feet wide and the project
will include a new heavy duty
biidge across the river at the
southern limits of Hertford; the
second highway will be an en
tirely new roadway starting at
Light Nixon Fork and running
in an easterly direction to a
tlOn 10 a,
Burgess. This Toad i
will be 24
feet wide and will
serve to feed traffic on to Route
17 for both south and north
Members of the Town Board
and "A; T.-LaneV chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners
agreed withl Mr. Spruill these
two projects should provide
ample highway facilities for the
base. ' ' .''.''.'
Mr. Spruill advised the local
officials : construction of new
roads to the base will be tied to
future plans for building a by
pass around Hertford. He an
nounced he, had no idea - if and
when this by-pass will be con
structed but added the expected
increase , m highway traffic, re
sulting from the activation of
Harvey Point NAS, will require
installation of such a by-pass.
Congressman Herbert Bonner,
while at Harvey Point last week
for the "ground ; breaking cere-
mnnv. called ud local and state
fficiaU to improve the road.;-: "e". PaBlu"
situation in this county in order
that tne wavy dbs? maj "YC
rdeauate highway , transportation
. v . i i.naA i
a fnhir. needs
for present and future needs.
During the. meeting here Mon-
day, Spruill stated he could,
Continued on Page Eight
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SignUp Time For?
Fcrm Tour July 1
The . tour planned by the' Ag
ricultural Workers Council of
Perquimans County has receiv
ed a good deal of favorable com
ments and interest is running
much Better than was antici
pated. . Bedause of interest
shown by farmers and business
men in this trioi the Council de
cided that the close-out date for
thi tour should ; 'be Tuesday,
July 1. instead of the date pre
viously announced which .was
WMMffwfsu ( ji a ine ap-
pittiimate cost jtorthW . tour for pink carnations .i
J...i-j !Jitt.,:nil'fc1''- Rnulae . 'Webb
around; 23, N plu8,t seven . meals uncle W"
iL.:. iv;!' "t.tfhMt man. Glenn Benton , ana
WHICH 1 Wl.;, iOKlCHK
cost If you , are interested in
seeine aericultural . industry and
agricultural practices carried on
in other states, this tour should
be of specific 'interest to you,s
and you should get your name
on the list as soon as possiblt,
ts only 44 people can panici-
pate. ; you can get your name
cn the list by i seeing Joe Tun
nel!, Vo-Ag teacher! George flell
mpn, ASC office manager, or R.
M. Thompson, county
gerji '.'"Kem'-mberf this' Should
be , done
ES t nTl
ts - possible, "SO
' ments can be
";; ' - 'v.:.:';'' k ;-
Bootleg Liquor I
Howard Phillips, Negro; who
was arrested by Hertford Police
Officers last Friday night follow
ing a raid on his home on Market
Street which netted some three
gallons of non-tax-paid liquor, en
tered a plea of guilty to charges
of possessing the liquor when
given a hearing in Perquimans
Recorder's Court Tuesday morn
ing. .The defendant was found
not guilty on a charge of posses
sion for the purpose of sale.
Judge Charles Johnson sentenced
Phillips to serve a six months jail
term, to be suspended upon pay
ment of a fihe of $100 and costs
of court and upon the condition
the defendant be gainfully ; em
ployed within the next 30 days.
The defendant noted an appeal
of the judgment to Superior
Court and a bond was set at $150.
Police officers conducting? the
raid on Phillips' home were Rob
bert A. White, William Tarken
ton, T. N. Miller, Tommy Miller
and Patrolman Robert Weathers-
Other cases disposed of during
Tuesday's term of court includ
ed those of Johnnie Tolson, John
Etheridse. Howard Matthews, Jr.,
. . T.x j Manual Milan:
, , . n.,uuj
, . . no-A lho
cs ui sccuuig aim wi
costs of court.
James Knox, Jr., entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of driving
with aa. expired; licenes. and he
paid the court costs. . '.
. Tom Crawford, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guil
ty to a charge pi failing to ob
serve a stop sign. . ,,
The marriage of Miss Barbara
Ann Flinchum to Ronald Ed
ward Harrell was solemnized in
rites at the Woodland Methodist
Church at 4 o'clock in the after
noon, June 13, with the. Rev. W.
the daughter of
' . " ". : o.,,'
Mrs. Leigh Flinchum of Route 3.
i no . nrMiH ix
Hertford and tne onaegroom is
. i . AMraonthamllflM.
baby's breath, palms and candlelight.'-;,.-
' -j' :
Mrs.-' Calvin .ChappeU played
the wedding music ' and accom-
nanied Mrs. Ralph Wood, who
sang Promise Me" and "The
Wedding Prayer." .
Th bride, given in marriage
by her uncle, C. T. Skinner, of
Hertford, wore a white dresa oi
nrlnn Hnrrnn With nylon lUlie
anA white accessories. She
carried a white prayer pook
topped with white munced car
nations, centered; with a wnue
purple throated orchid. '
Mrs. Arol Murff of Norfolk,
sister of the bridegroom, ; was
matron oi nonui.
She wore a pink organdy da
rrnn "dresse ' with pink aoces
sories and carried a bouquet of
and pink rosea.
Marlon Harrell of Hertford
served as ushers, '
7. Mrs. C T. Skinner was mis
tress of ceremony.
For her , daughters wedding,
Mrs. Flinchum wore a dress of
light, blue pinamist dacron with
pink and white accessories, . ana
corsage of pink roses. . - -.
The bridegroom's mother wore
a beige embroidered polished
cotton dress with matching ac
cessories' and a xymbidium , cor
sage. .'!" 1 n'.
"::?After'"the ceremony -"wcep-tion'
was1'' held aV:the home rof
Mr.'and I.Irs. -Edward Harrell1-
Ij' ; Jlr i.
Is $ ' I "V : '
$ 1 : ;.
if " jl j ' i. wfi :
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Girls seated at mail-sorting key
boards are the "cooks" in this automat-like mail sorting device
in the Washington, D.C., post office. Each girl can handle
nearly 18000 letters a day. Once letter is coded for distri
bution by the Belgian-made device, it's automatically pigeon
holed for distribution to delivering offices
First Position In
4U i0lll.ll MotTlhorC The Hertforl Indians took pos
ll UIUU If ICIIIUCI O session of the top spot in the Al
' ';.'".'. '., bemarle League standing during
P'irtinillOt O 111 tne past Week by humbling Cam-
l UI IKvlUulu lll tuck twice and handing Elizabeth
Citv Q Aafoat haia Tuns.
Perquimans County 4-H Club
members went to Washington
Wednesday to participate in the
Eastern District Elimination
Day. The purpose . of this con
test day is , to have the best
demonstrations from the East
ern District at 4-H Club Week
in Raleigh, July 21-26.
Four-H Club members from
Perquimans County who partici
pated in the contest, were: Kay
Winslow. "Milk .: As "Used by a
Dairy Princess"; Ann Lane and
Dellie Rae CoDeland. "Milk Is
Right In Lemon Delight," gave
demonstrations on dairy foods.
Ann Benton, "Homework Made
Lighter," gave electric demon
stration in the girls' competi
tion, and Whittie Matthews, "The
Effect of Voltage Drop on Elec
trical Equipment," gave the boys
electric demonstration. "Mar
keting Quality Tomatoes" was
presented by Rachel and Carson
Spivey. "A New Treat With a
Beet" was presented by Phyllis
Hendren and Eva Ann Smith.
"The Proper Thinning of a Pine
Forest" was presented by Ver
non Winslow in the forestry
competition. Ed Nixon entered
the peanut demonstration with
"The Proper Way to Apply Pot-
Continued on Page Eight
A group of 10 farmers in the
New Hope-Woodville' section of
Pereuimans County decided to
do something about a drainage
outlet for their farms this
spring. Their farms drain
through a djtch known as the
Ford Canal. This canal had not
been cleaned out in : several
years and was practically filled
in some places.
This gjoup of farmers applied
to the local ASC. office, for as
sistance - 'to deepen and enlarge
the Ford 'Canal. The farmers
did most of ; the right-of-way
clearing themselves. r By getting
assistance on construction -of the
ditch through the ACP and do
in the clearing themselves the
cost to 'the farmers was much
less than it would have been
otherwise. ; ; ,.
, This canal Is 13,500 feet in
length and involved the moving
of 19,551 cubic yards of dirt
The canal was surveyed,, stakr
ed and constructioi), checked by
Soil .Conservation Service,, per
sonnel working with ' the Albe
marle Soil Conservation Districit.
Games will be played in Hert
ford on Friday night of this week
against Edenton, Wednesday night
of next " week against Camtuck
and again on Thursday night
against Elizabeth City.
.. The Indi&ns are showing im
provement each game and up to
provement eacn game ana up to i
the present have displayed excel-1
ii mtin i
Scoring nine runs in the first
inning, the Indians trounced Cam-
LU.IV Itf'iV J1CIC lllgllLI . .
of last week. Welly White and,pr:1.ec
Paul Matthews did the pitching
for Hertford, giving up five hits.
t r . I r ... . i 1 n r -
rr' - r; K r. !
led the locals in a 15-hit batting,
nnwnn Unntan . on I I Ootorl frt I f
...i-M- t,..., j.the committee
aaiciics Willie rtiui maiuicns aim
Owens had three each.
On Friday night, Ted Chappell
pitched the Indians to a 12-8 de
cision over Camtuck. He gave
up 11 hits including three singles
by Camtuck's Gordon Sawyer.
The Indians jumped on Hastings
and Mansfield for a total of 13
hits. Clyde Briggs and Owens
collected two each to lead the
Hertford batting. Hertford scor
ed three runs in the third, added
one more in the fourth and sixth
and clinched the contest with five
more runs in the seventh. Cam
tuck managed single runs in the
third, through the seventh in
nings and addad three more in
Paul i Matthews turned back
Elizabeth City in a game played
here Tuesday night. Fans saw
one of the best played games thus
far this season. Matthews gave
up seven hits, walked 3 and fan
ned 15. . Utathias went four in
nings for the Tars giving up 10
runs on hits. Poochis finished
the game for the visitors allow
ing four runs. Hertford collected
11 hits, committed two errors. D.
A. Carver " led ' the local hitting
with two doubles and a single
while Johnny Morris had a dou
ble and a single,; Morris hit the
double in the sixth inning' with
three men on bases! all of whom
scored on the hit ,
Public Invited To
Meeting Friday P.M.
' Residents of Perquimans Coun
ty, especially "those interested in
the establishment of an Histon
cal Society, are invited to attend
a meeting in the Court House in
Hertford at 8. o'clock Friday
night at which time a permanent
organization of the society will be
perfected. . -- .
.Temporary officers of the socie
ty are Capt. N. S. Fulford, act
ing chairman and Mrs. Silas M.
Whedbee, acting secretary. ,
cL- steak nnr ',r-:"f":
The . Perquimans M a S o h t
Lodge No. 106, A.' Ti & A. M.,
will hold a steak fry; ;next Toes
day night' at the Mutiiqipal plant.
$4 Million Added
Harvey Point NAS
To Direct Jaycee
Projects For Year
Project plans for the coming
year were announced by the
Hertford Junior Chamber of
Commerce at a meeting of the
Chamber held Wednesday night
of last week, and committees to
direct these projects were
namd by the president.
President Keith Haskett list
ed the following committees
and their chairmen:
Membership, Francis Nixon;
calendar, John Beers; money
making, James McNider; ath
letics, Abb Williams; youth
activities, Howard Felton; fire
prevention, Bobby Elliott; pris
oner rehabilitation, Archie T.
Lane, Jr.; eye bank, Moody
Matthews; scrap book, Charles
Skinner; special events, Walter
Humphlett; Christ events, Hil
ton White; outstanding young
farmer. Richard Bryant; teen
ager award, Hillary Scaff; Dis
tinguished Service Award, Dur-,
ward Reed; banquet and meals,
Ray Haskett; religious activi
tits, Marion Swindell; driving
roadeo, Earlie Goodwin, and
all-star game, Howard Felton.
During the business session
of the meeting, members voiea
not to sponsor a contestant in
beauty events scheduled for
Ahoskie nd Charlotte. Present
obligations was given as the
John Beers reported on the
recent nankin sale, which net--t..A
fh "JliiK' $65.50. President
- , . f ihB
Haskett made a report tc . the
that he made
emu " "-f
to Edenton with Earlie Good
win and Carl Woodard to at
tend a Jaycee workshop on
rpu liiK vntpd to nolo n
annual all-star baseball game
on July 4. Howard Felton was
appointed chairman, with Beers
, white as members 0f
Charlie Skinner, Jr., union
and Bobby Elliott were named
as a committee to devise an
American flag sale.
Abb Williams asked the club
for assistance in fixing a "tot
lot" on the old grammar school
site playground. This aid was
Rites Held Tuesday
Miss Helen Naomi Trueblood,
age 45, died Saturday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock at her home in the
Bagley Swamp section following
an illness of a year. She was a
native and life-long resident of
Perquimans County and the
daughter of Mrs. avie m-8
t.,,okih and the late James S.
Trueblood. She was a member of
the Bagley Swamp rugum
Church. - ...
She was a graduate ot wes
leyan High School in Central. S.
C, and Marion College of Mar
Tniiann. having served as
dean of women at both places.
She taught school in Indiana one
year before returning here.
Besides her motner, sue ,B
Vived by five sisters. Mrs. Tal
mage Baines of Whaleyville, Va.,
vr- rrlton Godfrey and Mrs.
Ernest Winslow of Elizabeth City,
Mrs. Roy Baines of LorapeaKe
and Mrs. Mary Savin of Hertford,
brothers, the Rev.
3. Percy Trueblood, Raymond and
Nathan all of Hertford, James r.
Trueblood pf Kernersville, N. C.
nnd Medford S. irueoinou
The body was taken from the
m...:J funeral Home tO ine
Bagley Swamp Pilgrim's Church
Tuesday afternoon wnere iu..
TOi orvires were conducted at
2:30 by the Rev. Morris Holmes,
bv tne rtev. mums . ,
Lstor and the Rev. D. B. Cruise.! commencement exercises will b
pastor, ana wienev. 'Rmn "P lerhr
n a s t o r of Peoples wieinoaisi
rhurch. assisted bs the Rev. H
d; Pehderpf aft,, pastor of Eureka
' A1 solo'The 'JJay vviinom
Ceaiinutd on Paga Eight ,
Announcement was made last
Saturday that the House armed
services committee has added
more than $4 million to the initial
phase of the Navy's projetc for
building a master jet seaplane
base at Harvey Point, near Hert
The committee's action Friday
boosted to $11,215,000 the amount
authorized for fiscal 1959, and the
first part of a three-increment
construction plan. Earlier this'
year the House group approved
$7,041,000for the base.
The addition of four million
dollars will accelerate the build
ing program and results from a
Navy plan to place the base i'
operation by early 1960. At that
time, according to Rear Adm, F.
Massie Hughes, commandant of
the Fifth Naval District, the Har
vey Point base will be in "par
Acceleration of the construction
program indicates that the bia
Martin P6M multijet SeaMaster.
will be phased into fleet opera
tions earlier than had been ex-
pected. At present two of tha
160,000-pound jets are in opera
tion and a third is soon schedul
ed to go aloft.
The Martin Aircraft Co.. has-
Navy orders for a total of 24 of
the multimiliion dollar seaplanes,
six of which are described as
evaluation models and 18 as pro-
duction models. All, however,.:
will be operational planes.
Construction at the base, since
the groundbreaking ceremony last
Thursday, has been stepped up..
Four new contractors have mov
ed onto the site to begin work on
contracts which were let earlier
New officers for the 1958-59
year were installed by the Aux
iliary of the Wm. Paul Stallings
Tost of the American Legion at
a meeting held Tuesday night at
the home of Mrs. Anne Good
win, with Mi's. Louis Del Myers
Mrs. Thelma Hollowell, presi
dent, presided over the business
session during which the unit-;
voted to send congratulations td
Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt of Edenton,
newly elected state president of'
the American Legion Auxiliary.
It was reported the unit netted r
$220.80 from the sale of poppies
and a committee reported 38
flags were placed on the graves,,..
of veterans in local cemeteries-;
on Memorial Day.
Installation of officers waf
conducted by Past President
Mrs. Helen Skinner. The new.
officers are: Mrs. Thelma Hoi-:
lowell. president; Mrs. Mildred .
Whitley, first vice presidentj
Mrs. Lessie White, second vice
president; Mrs. Helen Skinner;'
recording secretary; Mrs. Minnie
Miller, corresponding secretary,';''
Mrs. Elda Webb, treasurer; Mrs.
Pick Sumner, historian; Mr$.v
Mrude Jones, sergeant-at-arms,
rnd Mrs. Ethel Perry, chap--
lain. .'. -'-y. -
It was announced the Septem
ber meeting of the Auxiliary
will be held at the home of Mrs.
Elsie Gregory. Following tha
close of the meeting the hostessea
Bank To Reduce
Hertford Banking Company
Tuesday announced, in keeping
with recent revision, of interest
rates by the Federal Reserve
Board, it will, starting July 1, pay
two per cent interest, annuallyy
on savings deposits. The action '
taken by the local bank is simi
lar to that being adopted by many
other banks in the state. ,
v BIBLE SCHOOL
naiiv. Vacation. F.ble School
held at Bagley Swamp Pilgrin
Church Sunday night,. -June ,3
at 8 o'clock. ; THe" theme of In
program ii ' "We Worship th
T.rH " . i The oublie is cordial!
I invited 'to attend.'; t