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Vclume XXVi Number 41
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 10, 1958.
5 Cents Per Copy. '
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the Perquimans Business and
P-nfoooirirtnl . Wm'. r"l.,K lo
. Observing National Business
Women's Week,, along with the
' 51 Orations, including Hawaii
..' .,ka, through October 12.
le local .dub opened the viw . i u,r ic
v -ek by being hosts to the 10th,sPnse to e welcome. -District
fall meeting and will I Entertainment was furnished
. close with an inspirational break- fay the members when "I've Got
y fast at Hotel Hertford Sunday a Secret" proved most enjoyable
morning at 10 o'clock and wiit wlth ' tne . panelists ' being Mrs.
attend, church in a bodv- at the Spencer, Mrs. Mitchell, . Mrs.
Hertford Methodist Church.
y The State theme, ' ''Accepting
Today's , Challenge", and "Har
. vest Time" was the theme .car
ried out in the decorations
, when it met at the Hertford
Grammar School Saturday night,
October 4 with the e.ght clubs
in the district being represented.
w Mfs. Dora T. Riddick and Mrs.
i guests and presented them to
t the Registration Committee com
v posed, of Mrs. Mary Dale S.'
Lane, Mrs. Norman Elliott and
(Miss Hulda Wood. - Mrs. Mar-
jearet Bagley led , them into the
library, where, punph and other
delicacies -were served by Mrs.
Roxanna C. Jackson,.-Mrs. Essie
H. Burbage and Mrs. Miriant P.
Haskett. ; v
Workshops held were as fol
lows: program, Mrs?. Stella H.
Viola d: Nachman . greeted theimlf .. IV""uee". S m
f , . ' District Director, presided over
Mn Myra P. Mitchell, Ahoskie;.the busihess Miss Joyce Hines
Blythe, Rocky Mount
Mrs. Alice T. Owens, nrrcirient
of the Perquimans Club, pre
sided during the dinner pro
gram meeting. Mrs. Florence
. ' r
lo.- Nov Underway
III! jS First L.C2t
;. -" An enthusiastic ' group of 125
parents and teachers met in the
Perquimans High School audi
torlum . Thursday night of last
week for the first meeting of the
i school's' PTA." Members of the
i student; council registered ' those
attending and gave, each a copy
of "the school class schedule,
. ' "Carson Spivey," president, pre
sided over the meeting and gave
fr a cordial welcome to the parents
and teachers. Mrs. Blanche Dil
lon read the minutes of the organ.
lzatiorim meeting ueia lasv April
j under the leadership of Mrs. R. S.
Monds and Mrs. Henry C. Sulli-'
van. ,'-'' - , ,
Short tallcs were made during
the meeting by -School Superin
" tendent J. T. jiggers and Princi-
pal E. C. Woodard. ' Kiss Caro
line1 Wright had char; j of the
The program chairmen conduct-
? a "tack to s
h gave t' r
ta atteni t
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State Chairman Elsie G. Rid-
" '". JT U1IU, gave UK5 1UVU-
tlon' iss - Thelma Elliott,
treasurer,, Perquimans Clulvex-
, "ucu u .77 f .
1 A.VC! P- Twiddy, Edenton tot
t Owens' and Miss Kathleen Jack
son. - The moderator was ' Mrs.
Blythe. The ' contestants were:
Mrs. Mary Frances McP. Morri
sette of Elizabeth City, Mrs.
, Ann Jenkins of Edenton, Miss
fa Rath MiUer of'Tarbpro
and . M m Riddick
, of Scotland Neck .... , .
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lizaoeui . uuy, state , unairman
Career Advancement,. : introduc
ed the guest speaker, Mrs. Stel
la H. Spencer, first vice presi
dent of the N. C. Federation of
.BPW Clubs, Inc., who chose for
her subject, , "Women In Public
Affairs." She urged the women
to exercise their right to vote
in the coming election and urg
ed women to run for public of
fice in the field they could best
of Ahoskie, - District Secretary-
.' n ...
i iviuue jo. vuitvenijarc. . laroani.
served as Parliamentarian.' S3
Reports' were given by the
following , District State Repre-
(Continued sa page Two)
With a goal of 300 members for
1958 as its objective, the Perquim
ans County Farra Bureau is in
the midst of its annual member
ship drive and theHeam of so
licitors selling Farm Bureau
membership is hopeful the goal
i can be achieved by Thursday, Oc
tober 23, when the Farm, Bureau
will hold its campaign barbecue
dinner for all members at the
high, school. V
Representatives of the Per
quimans Farm Bureau opened the1
membership campaign this week,
and each community in the coun
ty has a membership team solicit
ing dues for the coming year.
Farmers and businessmen, alike,
are Urged to renew their mem
bership at the earliest possible
date in .order that the goal may
be reached without delay. ! :
Results, so far ta the drive in
dicate the county Farm' Bureau
will reach its' membership goal,
but Officials of the county group
believe ; even more - individuals
should join up than the Farm Bu
reau has set as the goal for the
coming year. .These local officers
of Farm Bureau point out mem
bership' in the organization adds
strength to the : securement i of
farm programs and the more
members the Farm Bureau can
secure means greater force . in
achieving these results.
The teams, soliciting member
ships will make a canvass of each
community in the county, offer
ing everybody an opportunity to
join the Farm.Bureau, but in case
an individual is-not contacted by
a solicitor he is 'asked .to contact
C -Je , .Illams, Joe Nowell or
! r:-y.'-o and thee men will
!' f t iue individual receives
' . ci t Jontials.
PATROL WINGS Raleigh-Durham airport. Cdl. Jamat R. Smith (right) inspects the highway
patrol's first airplane, a military designated L-5 type, - formerly 'used as an observation craft.
With Smith is State Trooper D. W. Williams of Raleigh, one of 25 qualified pilots in patrol
' ranks.' . ' j !
Preside.nt Eisenhower, ' this
week named" 43-year-old Stew
art Potter 'of Ohio to member
ship of the U. S. Supreme
Court as . associate justice, to
succeed Justice Harold Burton,
who resigned. Judge Stewart
served as' judge of a court of
appeals - in Cincinnati. His ap
pointment is subject to approval
by the Senate. :
With a cease fire ordered by
Red ' China' for - the Quemoy
area, the U. S. announced it will
stop convoying Nationalist ships
supplying -V, the islands. Diplo
mats are eyeing the situation
with hope there will be no re
newal of the Red attack, al
though discussions- betweea- the
V., S. and. Red' China . ahbassa
dors have not produced, satis
factory solutions to " the . situation.-
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Tennessee aadi.iederat' officfals
are "conductifi,'iih"Tnf estimation
of a dynamite - blast which
wrecked a Clinton, Tenn., liigh
school early Jhis week. The ex
plosion ripped apart 16 of the
20 class rooms of the building.
Clinton police stated the dyna
miting '.was 'connected with the
integration of the school. . v.
A , record for ; under water
transportation was set this week
when the U. S. sub Seawolf
surfaced -after -spending 60 days
beneath the sea. A report said
the sub, captain announced the
vessel -' could have remained
submerged for another 60 days.
Democrats from the First Dis
trict, 750 strong,' gathered in
Ahoskie last Tuesday for the
opening of a ; series' of party ral
lies to. be conducted throughout
the state. 1 The rally Tuesday
was promoted by Congressman
Herbert C. Bonner arid speakers
included Governor ' Hodges,. Sen
ator Sam Ervin and others. '
During its October meeting held
last Monday night, the Perquim
ans Board of Education approved
the following holiday. calendar for
Lthe current school year: October
21, NCEA meeting; November 27
and 28, Thanksgiving; .December
19 to January1 5, Christmas; March
27 and 30, Easter; school closing
date,-June 2, 1959. . ? .
Acting on a number of requests
the Board enrolled one student in
county schools, transferred one to
Pasquotank County and reassign
ed three others. , ,
A resolution was adopted regu
lating the Tpractice of principals
and teachers taking students to
the office of a doctor. The Board
ruled children injured at school
will be '."1 tJ a doctor by a
s-hool or:;,;'ul bit I lsx Visits. will
He the r ?or;"
of the par-
ti!ts not i' e s-!
I'iS. Alfa D
- s ' rl
' was approved
! her at Per-
State Fair Display
To Show Activity
A special display 'at the North:
Carolina State Fair October 14-18',
will demonstrate the outstanding!
accomplishments of one Perquim
ans County farm youth. ; , v ; ,
The new feature will tell, how
Clarence Chappell, Jr., of Belvi
dere, ih the seven years from his
14th to 21st birthday, developed
a farming and marketing program
that has brought him' State and
National recognition as the. 1957-.
58 Star Farmer of American-
highest achievement award of.the
Future Farmers of America.
The Chappell exhibition will be
part of scores of State Fair activi
ties that will, demonstrate "Edu
cation in Action" and will in
clude all levels;, of educational
work. ";' ';,v:i ;'' :' .'.,''' ' ? !
The displays which tell Chap-
pell's story to date and , his-fu-;
ed bythe FFA officials of the
c.. W.M4- t.
State Department of Public In
struction with the assistance of
Chappell's vocational agricultural
teacher, Joe Tunnell of the Per
quimans .County High School at
Young Chappell, whose net
worth after sevtn years of FFA
and vocational agricultural, pro
jects at the time of his "selection
as the Star American Farmer
amounted to $71,961.39, was se
lected as 'the National Star Farm
er on Ihe basis of his extensive
farming program and his com
munity and home improvement
At the age of .21, Chappell al
ready owned $20,000 in farmland.
These lands include 60 acres val
ued at $8,000 inherited from his
grandfather and a one-fourth in
terest in his 273 acre home farm
valued at $12,000.
In addition to the land which
he 6wns or has an interest in, he
also rents 328 acres. His farms
are located 11 miles north of
Chappell has sold high quality
swine' breeding stock in 18 states
and marketed his products in
eight other foreign countries-.
He started his long-range pro
gram when he entered FFA work
in 1950 and. was able to begin op
erations on a moderate sbale with
the help of his teacher, father and
Continued oa Page
Awarded At Rally .
v Miss Marta Matthews, 12-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Crafton Matthews, received a pin
for, "nine years of perfect attenoV
ance at Sunday School; on Sun
day, September 28, when Church
School. Rally . Day services were
held at Fiwt Methodist Church,
Hertford. ' ,
' In presenting this award to
Marta, Church School Superinten
dent Durward Reed, Jr.; observed
that this unusual record of Sun
day, School attendance represents
every, year since Marta , was en
rolled in the Nursery Department
at three years of age' meaning
that she has not missed a Sunday
since she began to attend Sunday
Others who received similar
pins for perfect attendance were:
Seven years, Latham Godwin;
five ypnrs, I 'nry Earbee and Har
ry ",.' n inslow; three years,
With Sheriff White
Settlement for ' the collection
of 1957 taxes due Perquimans
County was made here last
Monday between the Board of
County Commissioners and Sher
iff J. K. White the settlement
subject" to final approval of the
audit being made by R. E.
Aiken, Jr., 'certified public ac
New tax books covering taxes
due for 1958 were turned over
to the sheriff following the set
oi $173,686.17 taes remaining
unpaid at the time of the set
tlement amount to $2,964.26. i -Following
"the settlement the
board named Mrs. Blanche . Ka
noy as cbllector of delinquent
taxes and authorized the sheriff
to turn " over to her the 1956
books for further collections.
The- board acknowledged re
ceipt of a message from Gover
nor Luther Hodges requesting
information pertaining to prop
erty loss due to Hurricane He
lene; however, the local board
filed no request for emergency
funds because of the slight
amount o damage recorded here
from the storm.
Permission was . voted ,by the
board , for the Perquimans His
torical Society to check and in
spect old county- records now
stored in the attic of the Court
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i In ' a beautiful simple cere
mony, Miss Nora Grace' Cook
became the bride of Sergeant
Ernest Glenn Kerfoot ; Sunday
afternoon, September 28, at 4:00
o'clock in " the ' Woodviile v Bap
tist Church with the Reverend
Lowe A. Norman performing
the double ring ceremony.
' the bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alvie H. Cook of
Route 3, .Hertford. The bride
groom, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest A. Kerfoot fof Phil
The ceremony was performed
in a setting of palms, white
gladioli ' and mums., all softly
lighted by candlelight Music
was presented by Mrs.; Calvin
Chappell of Elizabeth City, who
played :"0 : .Promise Me," !In
dian Love . Call" and "Lieb
Stram." She accompanied Bob
bie Ray Spence of Norfolk, who
sang "The Sweetest Story Ever
Told,? IWhither Thou, Goest"
and for - the benediction "The
- The bride, given: in marriage
by her father, was lovely m a
ti.'lerina gown of alencon lace
. ,er tarrota. The madrin neck
' j v-'"i :the re-embroidered
and 's!f)evei with
PTA Groups Open
Drive For Weekly
' PTA members of the Hertford
Grammar School and Central
Grammar School today opened
their annual project to raise funds
acting as subscription agents for
The . Perquimans Weekly. The
PTA groups will solicit new and
renewal subscriptions to The
Weekly during the next five
weeks, receiving a generous com
mission for each subscription se
Mrs. Keith Haskett is directing
the work for the Hertford Gram
mar School group while R. M.
Thompson is the director for Cen
tral Grammar School. Members
of the PTA are authorized agents
for The Weekly, during, this drive,
and subscribers are urged to pay
their" renewals to the PTA in or
der to assist the groups to bene
fit through this subscription plan.
The Weekly has not mailed out
expiration notices to subscribers
for several months. However, the
subscriber may check his expira
tion date by the label on his pa
per and determine when the re
newal is due. The PTA'groups
will conduct's house to house can
vass for subscriptions, giving each
person an opportunity to renew
his paper and help the PTA at
the same time.
All subscriptions sold through
this drive will be started at the
expiration of present subscrip
tions. That is, if you are now a
subscriber and your subscription
is paid through December, or any
month', in 1959, the renewal you
give to the PTA will be carried
forward at the expiration of the
This plan will enable the PTA
of the two schools to raise extra
funds for activities at the two
schools, and has been conducted
jn cooperation "with the PTA for
the, past four, years. Subscrib
ers are urged to- support the PTA
ih this drive and renew subscrip
tions through the PTA members
or school children.
Mobile X-ray Unit
The Executive Board of the
TB Association met October 2 in
the District Health Department in
Elizabeth City. .
Mrs. David Fearing, president,!
announced the long-awaited mo
bile unit would be in the district
April 4, through May 1, and the
first program planning meeting
will be held October 10, at 10
A. M., and urged all executive
members to be present at this
meeting to be held in the District
Mrs. Fearing said , Christmas
Seals were arriving and would be
conducted through mail as it has
been in previous, years.
.The committee set the 1958 Seal
Sale quota at $7,900, Pasquotank,
$5,500; Perquimans, $1,400, and
Camden, $1,000. The Seal Sale
Chairman will be announced at a
later date. '
( Funds from. Christmas Seate
provide the sole support of the
TB Association, including their
health programs, case finding and
Mrs. Fearing also pointed out
that chest X-ray films had ad
vanced 7 and solutions 5, that
the TB Association would con
tinue to conduct the program as
it had in the past and to cut the
activities now would hamper the
programs of the TB Association.
Mrs. Duke Cropsey, executive
secretary, -.' stated that ' January
through September of this year,
2,641 chest X-rays had been made
m cooperation 'with the local
Health Department and 585 in
Perquimans Health Department,
totaling 3,226 these included TB
patients, their contacts, students,
food handlers and the general
public. . . ,
Draft Office To t
Close Four Days ,
The office of the Perquimans
Draft Board, will be closed for
four days, - beginning October
14 . through October 17, while
Jo Visit District
During Next April
the board clerk will be on an-
Probable Cause Is
Found By Court In
Judge Chas. E. Johnson, presid
ing over Perquimans Recorder's
Court Tuesday found probable
cause following a preliminary
hearing in the case in which
Archie Boone, Negro, is charged
with murder. The court ordered
Boone held for action by the
Grand Jury at the October term
of court. The preliminary hear
ing held Tuesday followed a re
quest presented by Boone's attor
ney, W. H. Oakey, Jr., after
Boone had previously waived
hearing. Boone is charged in the
warrant with the murder of Ma
trice Revells, Negro, who died fol
lowing a shooting in a juke joint
Wm, Biickhouse, Negro, charg
ed with breaking and entering
and larceny of a shot gun from a1
Hertford store, waived hearing on
the charge Tuesday and his case
was moved up to the Superior
J. D. Zachary, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of be
ing an accessory after the fact in
the Brickhouse case. The Court
continued prayer for judgment
ordered Zachary to pay a fine of
$25 and costs of court.
Zolla White, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of sell
ing beer without a license. He
was given a 60 day road sentence
to be suspended upon payment of
a fine of $50 and costs.
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ASC Office Gives
Fourteen per cent of the elig
ible voters in Perquimans Coun
ty voted in the community com
mitteemen flection held in
each community on Thursday,
October. 2, George Bellmon,
Perquimans County ASC office
manager, announced today.
The men elected to serve as
community committeemen for
1959 are:.: Belvidere community,
Emerson R. Asbell, Louis L.
Spivey, Ellis Winslow, W. Sav
age Jolliff, Harold H. Cope
land; Nicanor community, Elisha
S. Winslow, : Arba E. Winslow,
Selden Rountree, Joseph H. Stal
lings, Jr., Lester J. Baker;
Bethel commimity, C. R. (Kit)
Chappell, W. Dewey Perry, Jr.,
Willis Proctor, S. Edgar Long,
Lawrence C. Corprew; Hertford
community, Carroll R. Williams,
Clarence L. Dail, Emmett Long,
Pailen Lane, Clinton Ray Wins
low; '.-' New Hope community,
Marvin Caddy, Belvin Eure,
Moody Harrell, Abraham L. God
frey, Jr., Albert Eure; Parkville
community, J. Lawrence Perry,
Julian R. Mathews, Elmer L.
Miller, Ernest E. Morgan, J.
The men elected as delegates
to the County Convention, are
Emerson R. Asbell, Elisha S.
Winslow, C R. Chappell, Car
roll R. Williams, Marvin Caddy
and J. Lawrence Perry. The
County Convention will be held
Tuesday, October 21, at the Ag
ricultural Building in Hertford,
at which time the delegates
will elect the men to serve as
County ASC , committeemen for
The men elected as commun
ity committeemea and county
committeemen will take office
November 1, 1958. ' -
"he Chowan-Perquimans Sub-
district Methodist Ministerial Fel
lowship group met with the Rev.
and Mrs. James A. Auman in
Hertford on Tuesday, October 7.
Enjoying lunch and fellowship
together were:' The Rev. and
Mrs. J. Earl Richardson of Eden
I'ton; the Rev. and Mrs. Frank For-
tesque of Tyner, the Rev. and Mrs.
W. E. Pickett of Durants Neck,
Costs of court were taxed
against Peter Riddick, Negro, who
submitted to a charge of speed
ing and driving on the left side of
A 60 day sentence was meted
out to Elmer Tarkenton who en
tered a plea of guiUy to charges
of assault, destroying property
and driving wit1- ut a license. The
sentence was suspended upon
payment of a i of $50 and costs
and the condj l the defendant
be of good beha 'ior for a period
of 12 months.
William White, Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of assault. He
was ordered to pay the costs of
court or serve 30 days in jail.
A fine of $10 and costs were
taxed against Willis Thomas, Ne
gro, who submitted to a Charge
of unlawful passing.
A charge of assault with a dead
ly weapon was dismissed against
Howard Eaves on motion by
Eaves' attorney following evi
dence produced by the state. The
motion was made on grounds of
Bernice and Maggie Woodard,
Negroes, were each fined $100
and costs of court after each had
entered a pla of guilty to charg
es of possessing non-tax-paid li
quor for the purpose of sale.
A hearing was set for October
21 for Marie Berchefeldt who f
charged with issuing worthle; i
The Perquimans Indians, pre- :
game underdogs, played the Ply
mouth Panthers to a 13-13 tie in !
a football game played in Ply
mouth Monday night. The game
had been postponed from last Fri. :
day due to rain.
On Friday night the Indians
will meet Williamston, another
conference opponent, in a contest
on Memorial Meld in Hertford.
Game time is 8 o'clock.
Perquimans outplayed Ply
mouth, but an Indian fumble in
the closing minutes of the contest
was captured by the Panthers and
later Al Cox of Plymouth scored
to knot the count.
Plymouth opened the scoring
in the game by a touchdown when
Jackson ran 60 yards on the first
play of the game to give Ply
mouth a 6-0 advantage. The In
dians came back in the second pe
riod to score when Tucker caught
a pass for the TD.
Jimmy Sullivan scored the In
dians' second touchdown in the .
third quarter when he ran 10
yards for the goa', after the In
dians had moved 65 yards on a
sustained driv Conversion by
Winslow wa: nod and Perquim
ans led 13-6.
Perquimans umbled the ball
with four min tes remaining in
the game and Cox recovered for
Plymouth. Johnson, Panther back,
rammed over for a TD then scor
ed the extra point to tie the score.
A large crowd of fans are ex
pected to turn out for the game
tonight against William. Pre
game dope indicates the outcome,
is doubtful with either team be
ing the final winner.
Masons To Hold
Past Master Night
Perquimans Masonic Lodge No.
106, A. F. & A. M., will hold third
degree work and observe Past
Masters' Night at the lodge, on
Tuesday, October 14, it was an
nounced today by the lodge Mas
ter, Russell Baker.
On Tuesday, October Si, tfo.0;
Masons will hold their annual M't 1
sonic banquet, at the Cent '
Grammar School In WinfalL. ,
ginning at 71 P. M. Mr. Bal
urges all members to plan to -tend
these events and Visiting Ma- -sons
are invited. "
- BIRTH Ar"0JNCEKrnT '
Mr. and Mrs. rrr ray White
announce), the n " li
ter,' Susan C-. , . nber
;d, at c - : : :. t" .
-- 1 ! v, it s rortedi by
the F.w. A! N. "Grr, jr.( 0f v.'in