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, Volume XXV. Number 26.
Hertford; Perquimans County, North' Carolina, Friday; June 27, 1958.
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I&H Club Members
Highway Funds For
New Bridge Here
Win First Honors
! N MOMENT OF DECISION A seemingly endless sea of dreant
ett designed and built by boys from all 48 states, await judging
9a Detroit where professional auto designers and Industrial arts
Wtractors are determining' winners in the 1958 Fisher. Body
Draftsman's Guild, model car
S,0M la aniTersity scholarships and cash awards. .y-i5"
Recorder ' s Court
Had Varied Docl
.Twehty-six cases were listed
oa' -thfe docket of Perquimans
Recorder's Court this week with
most rif the. defendants cited to!
court because of violation v of,
.traffic Jaws. .
Pleading guilty Jo charges.pf
speeding, Raymond Shrogna, Joe
Hilton,) William Moore, Jr., Ne
gro, uniy Perry,. William Car
'rigfc., Saul ' Morgenstern,: Harohg!
paid "the costs of court:
-. TinW'of $1(1; and costs. were
' :.4Jtt!d gaWsrr.nracnasi
.waank and Charles Betty; fiach
of whotm submitted to charges of
speeding. Vincent Mercer "sab".
mitted to a speeding charge and
. paid a fine of $20 and costs." -Fines
of $2 and costs were as
sessed ; against Jackson and John
Costen, - Negroes, and - Joseph
Burch after each- had submitted
to . charges of being drunk.-.
' Prayer for judgment was con-
tinued in he case of Ralph Wat.
lace, who was found guilty on a
charge of speeding and" in the
case iri which ' Joseph ' Nowell,
Jr., was charged "with driving
withouti chauffeur's licenses. .
Anth.otiy Pagano, Albert Ma1
son and Hollo well Jones each
entered a plea v of . guilty to
charges of failing to observe a
stop sign and each paid the
cosW of court.
George Manor submitted to a
chante' of improper passing a
motor Vehicle and paid the court
Donald Carson was taxed with
the eojirt costs after pleading
guilty to charges' of driving on
the left side of a highway; . '
Harrison Riddick, Negro, naid
it the cisurt cost on charges of
following a vehicle too closely.
' He, submitted to ; the charges;
JanteS Collins, ' Negro,, entered
a plea of guilty' 'to a charge of
u:4tty)B&-.irtihmt'; license.. He
t was -fined $25 ; and costs' 'of
court.' ' '.U
Ronald Wheeler, ' charged' On
four counts with . driving1 dru"k.
following too - closely, " being
drunk ' and resisting an officer,
was given a 90-day sentence, to
be suspended upon payment ' of
a fine ,of $200 and costs after
he was found guilty on all of the
counts. '. j-,. - n v ,
1 Millet!.' Griffin, v Negro, plead
guilty to- driving with an ex
pired license and . following too
Closely. ' He wa given a 60-day
sentence,' suspended Upon pay
ment of a, fine jof $50 and. costs
of court. i '
r Joseph Barnett, ' Negrb,.' was
ordered .; to pay'' ; the costs, of
court after being found uilty
of charges of illegal uee of auto
tags. : . '
Choirs of the Bethel Baptist
competition. Winners, will share
. Tendon inside 'the tiny nation
of Lebanon increased this week
when ; reports circulated rebel
forces . were massing for- an all
out attacif to. overthrew tht pro
western government. 'tUN Sect.
the scene,' trying to brin about
a settlement but reports' Indicate
little success along : these lines.
Meanwhile, it is believed West
ern powers ' will ''use. force to
maintain the Chamoun govern
ment in power. ,'. .
r A proposal to Increase auto
mobile liability rates in North
Carolina is meeting with oppo
sition, it was . - reported from
Ralegh Wednesday. : The pro.
pbsal calls for a - rate '' increase
of about $7 for each car owner.
Insurance Commissioner Charles
F. Gold reserved ruling on the
proposal and stated' he will .con
tinue a study of the ..filing of the
State Rating Office. "-, '
School integration in - Little
Rock. Ark., was nostnonerf for
j 2V4 yesrs by a federal judge,
following a hearing conducted
lust week. The ruling Is being
appealed and efforts to secure a
stay of the judge's .order is be
ing sought in order that seven
Negro students of a Little Rock
high school will remain enrolled
iin the school during the coming
'term. , ' '. '; ' "
The ' Commerce'' Department
announced Tuesday. Jthe lag in
sales and production' 'apparently
has reached the bottom with
records showing '.a leveling . off
of economic decline. 'Mean, while,
the department also' announced
the costs of livintf increased
again ' during - the - month of
May.::v!t' f ,.- i.''
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Attending State . .
4-H Short Course
-There are eleven, 4-H bojs.and
girls Tof Perquimans County- at
tending State 4-H Short Course
this . week, . June . 43-28. The
Short Course is being held at A
& T College, Greensboro, . N C
The boys and girls attending are
as follows: Joyce Collins, Mar
tha Brothers Gary Welch, James!
tr 1-l- r : j . . . T :i '
lian White, i Vera Roberson, Don
ald Riddick, George Felton, Ron.
aid James and Carlton Skinner.
T-o th"i's erl r'rls are ac-c-.
-ieJ ty Hi's. II. 3. Taylor,
Hc:W.' Htwae ' Dnonstrstfon
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j Perquimans County was repre
sented at the,4-H District Elimi
nation Day in-. Washington June
18. bv twentV 4-H Plllh msmhora
Over 350 4-H Club members from
the Eastern District were pres
ent at this annual event. Win
ners from the district will go to
State 4-H Club Week in Raleigh
July 21-26 to compete in the State
First place winners in the dis
trict' from Perquimans County
are:' Whittle Matthews with "The
Effect of Voltage Dop on Elec
trical j Equipment" in the . boys'
electric demonstration, and Phyl
lis Hendre'n and Eva Ann Smith
with "A New Treat With A Beet"
in the vegetable use demonstra
tion. Ann Lane placed among the
top six blue ribbon winners in
the dress revue.
-..Kay Winslow in the Individual
Dairy . Food Demonstration with
"Milk As Used By A Dairy Prin
cess''! Mvon a red ribbon. Ann
Lane and Dellie Rae Copeland,
"Milk Made Right In A Lemon
Delight" won red ribbons in. the
team dairy foods demonstration.
-Ann .Benton, "Homework Made
Lighter' In the girls' electric dem
onstration won a red ribbon.
Runner-up and blue ribbon win
ners in the vegetable marketing
demonstration were .Rachel and
Carson Spivey. A blue ribbon
went to Vernon Winslow for "The
Proper Thinning of a Pne Fores'
in the. forestry competition. .
- Anne Lane won a white ribbon
in the speaking contest A blue
ribbon went to Letitia McGoogan
in the talent contest for her piano
solo. Other participants in. the
talent contest were Janice Ray
Stanton, vocal solo; Judy Reed,
pantomine; Verna Ann Perry and
Betsy Barbee, dance team, and
Betty Brown presented a comical
demonstratten. Los.gyrum pre
County for the District-Officers,
Accompanying; 'the group to
Washington were Assistant Farm
Agent Richard- Bryant, Home
Agent Paige Underwood, and As
sistant Home Agent Ha GreykMc
- Members of the. Methodist
Youth Caravan, headed by the
Rev. and Mrs. James Auman of
Hertford, are thoroughly enjoying
the European tour, according to
reports, received relating experi
ences of the first two weeks spent
enroute to ParW France and a
tour of historic scenes nearby..
On arrival, in New' Yorlt City,
the caravan' boarded the Groote
Beer, a student ship, which sail
ed for Southampton, and then on
to LeHarve, France. Most of the
caravan was stricken with motion
illness the first day out but recov
ery was swift and the group was
ia the midst of the ship activities,
by the second .day,,., Mr. Auman
harf MMnvffM At 4-iait oitriAa BhAnrl 1
the ship and the earavaners sang
special musical, numbers during
these services, v-y .'
Arriving in Paris Wednesday
night,' June 11, the earavaners se
cured guides for tours of the his
toric places which lasted through
Sunday, June 15. Sightseeing in
Paris took all day', and including
a trip to a beauty salon by Mrs.
Auman and two of the youth
earavaners. . Price of a new hair
do was 900 . franca or about $2.
f Among the places visited in Paris
were the Louvre where the group
saw many famous pieces of art,
and later they - visited a number
of cathedrals. The sightseeing in
cluded a trip to Versailles, which
was reported, to resemble, very
much. Williamsburg, Va.; a visit'
to a Paris snack bar reminded the
group of American soda shops, the
snack bar havlnc juke box music,
familiar to the American shoos.
. The group observed Father's
Dav by attending services at the
British Method - t Church. :
Leaving par's on June 16, the
caravan headeJ f r Geneva, Swit-t-rlund-
to' Ic- 3,v."oik with, the
youth el VM tiiL.T.
Placed InService :
By County Ubrciy !
A new bookmobile has been put
into service this week for the
Perquimans County. Library. Re
placing the . old war surplus con
verted truck which has bean in
use since .1949, this is a 1958
Chevrolet - chassis equipped with
a Universal bookmobile.body. It J
is a walk-in type and has ample
space for carrying 1,500 ,or more
books. . ; " J
The purchase of the new book
mobile wag made without using
any county . money whatsoever.
This was made possible by a sav
ings fund built up through the
past seven years with state-aid
money and by an appropriation
of federal funds earmarked for in.
creasing rural library service. The
Perquimans County Library qual
ified for this federal money by
meeting certain standards and by
presenting a plan for library ser
vice .' that was approved by the
State Library Board. - v
A new bookmobile route has
been added to the four routes
previously served by the book
mobile. The first of these routes
goes through Durants Neck And
Woodville; the next through Hur
dletown, Chapanoke and Old
Neck road; the next through Bur
gess, Bethel and Beech Springs;
the fourth through Belvjdcre,
Whiteston, Parkville and Winfall;
the fifth through Chappelt Hill
and Sandy Cross areas. As the
bookmobile goes on these routes
at intervals of two weeks the ru
ral residents of the county are
given library service which the
Library Board believes is equal to
gurpasses'rost other countyTstoefejudgirtg ' contesie:Jrepre-
library service. -Mrs.
Pat Keegan, the bookmo-
summer circulation is showing a
large increase and Mrs. S. M.I members, Donald Baker, Marion
Whedbee, librarian, notes that the Harrell, Aubrey Baccus and Jo
circulation in the main library is seph Proctor, will be awarded
well above last year's figures. Carolina Farmer degrees.
Indians - Camtuck
Battle For First
Place In League
After two weeks of play. the,four in the seventh.
Hertford Indians and' Camtuck
are in a close race for top posi-
tiori in the Albemarle League.
Hertford . won seven straight
games to gain top place in th
standing but this lead was threat
ened Tuesday light where George
Williams pitched, a no-hitter to
shut out Hertford and bring Cam
tuck to within one game of the
' Williams fanned 11 Indian bat-
i tA nm1UAi4 rtna Wollv Whit A
ch for up
. , w
six. Hertiora commmea rour er
rors., Demp Pierce was the only
Indian to' get aboard the bases.
He walked once and was safe at
first, on an error. : Camtuck scor
ed twice In the first and fourth
and added single runs in the sec
ond and fifth.
, In games played last Thursday
and Friday, the Indians defeated
Edenton by scores of 9-7 and 7-1.
The first contest was an over
time going 11 innings. Tommy
Matthews tripled in the 11th with
two men . aboard to give Hert
ford the victory. Welly White
and Richard Wheeler did the
pitching for Hertford while Eden
ton used Daley, Heisler and Senn.
The lead changed hands several'
times until the seventh when
Hertford , knotted the count at
Ted Chappell was the winning
Ditcher in the game played in
Hertford on Friday night. The,
Indians racked up nine hits off
four runs in the seventh- to sew
three Edenton hurlers and tallied
up the game. Pierce led the bat
ting with two triples. Hertford
scored twice In the first, added
one run in the- third and scored
master of the Washington, D.C.,
for President Eisenhower from
' ' .tions into an intricate, Belgian
' f -'over actual soiling of thi mtl
rganization Ot EWyPersons
At State Meeting
Eight members of the Per
quimans Chapter of. the Future
Farmers- of America, accom.
pfenied by their supervisor, Joe
11 Tunnell, are in Raleigh this
week attending the State FFA
Convention. The . convention
opened Wednesday and runs
through Friday. 7 ,
i Four of the youths,; Preston
Winslow, Harold Winslow, John
ny Winslow and Freddie Col-
nnn. Arp rnmnAtinff in tha live.
senting the First District for
For outstanding work on the
. farm and in FFA projects, four
Oames coming up for Hertford
are; Elizabeth City here, June
28; in Edenton June 30; Eden
ton here July 1; at Camtuck July
2, and Camtuck here July 3.
The Jaycee All-Star game will
be played here on Friday night,
To Dust Peanuts
Tar Heel peanut growers
should begin getting ready to dust
their Crops for control of leafspat
J. C. Wells, plant pathologist
for the N. C. Agricultural Exten
sion Service, says that the first
application of dust should be
made by July 10, at the rate of
'is to 20 pounds per acre. Treat
ment should be continued at two
week intervals for a total of three
applications. , Any application
washed off by rain within the!
first 24 hours should be repeated
as soon as weather permits,. ;
Wells says that in 25 demon
strations conducted in the major
peanut-producing counties, an
average increase in yield of 435
pounds of peanuts per acre was
obtained where fields were dust
ed with the copper-sulfur dust
mixture. An average increase in
yield of 227 pounds per acre was
obtained in ; fields - which were
dusted with straight 32j-meh
dusting "sulfur., " " " " ' '
Edson O. Sessionsdeputy post
post office, removes mail bound
the coop to which it has been
- made device which then takes
fMi oi various post offices.
The Perquimans County His
torical Society was formally
organized v Friday night at a
meeting, in the County Court
House;' ' Approximately 35. peo
ple attended the meeting and
others have expressed their in
terest in joining.
The following officers were
elected and installed: Capt.
Nathaniel " Fulford, president;
Steve Perry, vice president;
Mrs. Carroll Holmes, secretary
and curator; Mrs. Julian Pow
ell, recording secretary, and C.
P. Morris, treasurer. .
Z' It was decided that any per
son that applied5" for member
ship within the next 6 days
would be considered a charter
member. It , was also decided
to charge an ; entrance fee of
one dollar and annual member
ship dues of one dollar.
The chairman appointed the
following committees to report
at the next meeting: Constitu
tion and by-laws, Silas Whed
bee, George Jackson and Miss
Louise Chalk; finance and
audit, Mrs. George Barbee,
Mrs. Ben Koonce and Miss
Helene Nixon, and projects and
publicity, Mrs. Sidney Jessup,
Mrs. Howard Pitt and Mrs.
The Society voted . to hold
its next meeting in September
at the Court House. Anyone in
terested in joining before this
time should contact Mrs. Julian
Powell. . '
Burton Speaker At
O. C. Burton was the speaker
at the annual Ladies' Night din
ner meeting of the Methodist
Men of Perquimans Charge on
Mr, BUrton stated that more
progress has been made during
the last fifty years than in any
period of "history - and lifted up
the fact that just as we have
accepted these many Inventions
and fitted them into our way of
living, we must likewise em
brace Christianity as a way of
The devotkmal was led by C
D. White. '"
Wilbert Kemo presided over
Those attending were Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. DeLaney, Mr. and
Mrs. Durwood Lee Barber, Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbert 5 ' Kemp, Mr. and
Mrs. George ' Roach, Mr. and
nr,rtfi -Yanlrsnn the ReV
Max Dunn, uurwooa uarDer, i
D. White, Elmer Miller, Thomas
Hollowell, O. C. Burton.
At Camp Caswell
The Rev. J. O. Mattox:, who is'
CamD Chanlain. and the follow!
ing boys from Hertford are spend
ing this week at the Baptist camp,
Camp Caswell: V Billy Williams,
Greg Beck, Joe T, White, Tommy, ternational .Relations, Dora T.
Keel, Howard. Brough ton, Sidney I Riddick; National Security, Em
Xley and Pauj Gregory; " Continued en Pa$r -
Unofficial word has been re
ceived here the Navy Depart
ment will seek to establish a
500-unit military housing project
in Perquimans County for the
housing of personnel to be sta
tioned at Harvey Point Naval
Local government officials
have been advised the site of
the proposed project musl be
situated upon a U. S. highway
not too far distant from the
base. It is understood Public
Works ofiicers are now consid
ering the project and a possible
site for the units.
The Durants Neck Ruritan Club
met Wednesday night at which
time the club honored all persons
in the community who were 75
years old and over.
President Dick Brewer called
the meeting to order and a baked
chicken dinner was served . to
members and. guests.
Elder guests present included
Mrs. C, W. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs.
P. H. Onley, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. W.
i C. Barcliff, Mr. and Mrs. S D.
! Banks, Mr. and Mrs. W. E Dail,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cartwright, Mrs.
Alice Haskett, Mrs. Ben Corbitt,
Mrs. R. L. Spivey, Sr., Mrs. Hay-
ward Bogue, Mis. Lou Bright,
Mrs. Mollie Smith, J. W. Shan
nonhouse, Leroy Nixon and Dr.
W. A. Hoggard.
The Rev. James O. Mattox of
the. Hertford . Baptist Church. was
guest speaker and used as his
topic "Jesus My Lord Is Rear To
Me". ' v
Following the speech, President
Brewer introduced Dr. J. M.
Bland of Boykins, Va., who was
the first national president of
At the conclusion of the meet
ing Steve Perry, Sr., presented a
plaque to Dr. Hoggard which read
"Dr. W. A. Hoggard For Distin
guished and Unselfish Service to
BPW Club Selects
The Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club met
Thursday night, June 19, with
Mrs. Alice Towe Owens at her
borne on Old Neck Road for its
regular monthly covered dish
supper meeting with the follow
ing present: Mesdames Marie
S. Elliott, Miriam P. Haskett,
Roxanna C. Jackson, Alice McA.
Kanoy, Mary Dale S. Lane, Sal
lie McN. Lane, and Mrs. Alice
E. Futrell. a guest. The meet
ing opened with the club col.
lect. . '
The program was presented in
a very Unique manner with the
members and guest participating.
Mary Dale Lane won the attend
During the business session
interesting reports were given
by Sallie McN. Lane, Roxanna C.
Jackson, Mary ' Dale -Lane and
Mrs. Owens, the president of the
club, who represented the local
BPW Club at the 39th annual
convention of the North Caro.
lina Federation of BPW Clubs
when it convened in vAsheville
recently.; A letter of apprecia
tion was read from Miss Beth
Skinner, winner of the BPW
medal, given to the outstanding
commercial student at the Per
quimans County High School.
Mrs. Owens , announced her
committee chairmen for the year
1958-1959 as s follows: Career
Advancement, Alice McA. Kanoy;
Health, Miss Audrey Uraphlett;
'Safety, Roxanna C. Jackson; In
Governor Luther Hodges, mov
ing with dispatch to provide im-
j proved highways serving the.
ui vcj. mull 1-vavm mr ouiiiuii,
Monday allocated $75,000 for
construction of a new bridge
Crossing Raccoon Creek at Hert
ford. The funds were made
available from the highway sur.
No announcement was made
;is to when work on the new
bridge will be started but high
way engineers are now. mapping
plans for improving the roads
leading to the new Navy base.
W. N. Spruill, resident engi.
neer for the First Division,
when he visited Hertford last
week, outlined to local Officials
proposed plans which call for
widening the road from Hert
ford to Harvey Point and con
structing a new road .from a
point near Burgess to intersect
Highway 17 near Light Nixon
At the present time the high
way from Hertford to Harvey
Point has a load limit, insofar
as the present bridge is con
cerned, and heavily loaded
trucks, serving contractors at the'
bane, are forced to travel extra
miles by using secondary roads
upon which the Highway De
partment has lifted , the load
It is believed construction of
the new bridge at Hertford 'will
be expedited in order that the
direct route for traffic, from the
supply centers in Norfolk and
Other points north, to the base
will be completed prior to the
commissioning of the base.
Construction of the Navy base
ran into a snag when contractors
were unable to move heavy
equipment into Harvey Point
because of load restrictions on
access roads. Restrictions were
removed from a county road
wjig . Witted - n indirect,
route into Harvey Point but re-
strictions had to be kept on the
direct route between the two
points bcause of , the weak
bridge. '. .
The $75,000 bridge over the
direct route "will provide better
access to Harvey Point for the
construction period and opera
tions to follow there," the Gov
ernor s annnouncement said.
Vows Spoken Sun.
The Woodville Baptist Church
was the setting on Sunday, June
15, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
for the wedding of Miss Mar
garet Ann Gregory, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ackiss L. Gregory,
and Shelton Early Bright, son of
Mrs. John L.. Winslow and the
late Jesse Grant Bright, Sr.
The Rev. James R. Couchman
performed the double ring cere
mony in a setting of palms, ca
thedral baskets of white mums.
Easter lilies and gypsophelia and
lighted tapers. Miss Anne Har
ris, pianist, presented a program
of nuptial music y and accom.
panied , Wilton . Gregory, cousin
of the bride. Who sang "I Love
You Truly," "Because" and as a
benediction "The Lord's Prayer."
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride wore ' a lovely
ballerina length gown of lace
pnd tulle over satin, styled with
a sabrina neckline, basque bod
ice and long lace sleeves ending
in wedding points over the
hands. The' very bouffant skirt
was misty with tulle over lace..
Her headpiece of shoulder length
imported illusion was arranged
from a tiara of seed pearls and
sequins. She carried a cascade -of
sweetheart roses and feath
ered carnations centered with a
white purple-throated orchid and
showered with love knots. V
Miss Helen Fay .Gregory, sis
ter ; of the bride, .was maid of
honor. She i wore a ballerina
length gown of white -brocaded
nylon over blue taffeta and
net with a blue taffeta cumber
bund with a large bow in ' back
ending in' Jong streamers. , . She
wore a bandeau of blue taffeta
in her hair and short white