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Listed 26 Cases
i IB WEEK'S
v i Chicago arthonties - are con
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turning an investigation of a
school fire in that city on. last
Monday - which resulted in the
'death- of 87 students and "three
nuns; Seventy-eight other pu-.
r, pi were in hospitals recuperat
Expressed an. opinion the fire re
li, suited from a discarded cigarette
. being thrown lnRV. Pastel taji-
ket. r,r- 1 - r . ' 4
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, aSSP3t.taBr"beirigJ pro
posed -to . settle' the German
, problem, which arose pver Rusi
; sia's. suggestion- that Berlin be
,madef into a Free' City." Some
, - Western, officials have countered
that, suggestion with a proposal
' the West Berlin1 residents . vote
on the Red suggestion.; Officials
believe the-West -Berliners will
y vvote overwhelmingly to keep the
Allies In their ity .
Ua S. defense officials dis
count a report the Soviets, have
perfected an atom-powered plane
as reported this week in a na-
tiohal aviation magazine. , How
ever, , Washington! says the Rus-
, sians may have a slight edge on
; the U. S. ort this project!
Changes in the federal tax
structure to increase resources
will j be the aim of Congress
during the next session accord
, in gto Wilbur Mills'. (D) -Repre-.
y, sentative' from . Arkansas, who
1 serves as chairman of the Tax
Committee. Mills; told a; New
York audience the governhient
cannot continue "red-ink- spend-1
ln-.: ;.' . : " "
A $100,000 fire in WiHiamston
last Monday destroyed the town
hall, including offices of the po
lice and ' fire departments, the
library and Highway (Department
office. The fire, t was reported,
, started in the boiler - room and
gained such headway firemen
were . unable to save the build-
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ti' ... i ') :
T( nans Lodge No. 103 A. T."
i- A. ' i '., elected Cecil E. Vlns.
w t. ; 'of the 'lodge Tor
i i - 1-.3 at an election of
11 last Tuesday night.
:i r.ussell Eaker as
! -1 lodse. ' .-'
5 elected were
ir warden; Jar-
; C. T: Ekiriiier"
, ' 0. ," -ry, trUS-
' 1 rr ci
A varied docket consisting , of
26 cases was disposed of during
Tuesday's term of Perquimans
Recorder's : Court, presided Over
by Judge Chas. 'E. Johnson. '
Costs of court and fines as in
dicated were levied against- the
following . defendants, each of
whom submitted , to ' charges of
speeding: Dean Merrill ' $18,
Warren Smith $20.23, Herbert
Seigel $14.25, Kenneth ' Miller
$10.25, - xDahiel ; Eure, " Edward
Debentheusser $12.25, j. F. Kane
$1225, Kenneth Abrams ; $10,25,
- jgehtuie 4843$ Linwood Parker,
Q James Jordan,' Negro, was
found guilty no a charge of
speeding and he was .ordered to
pay a line of $20. p'::; '
"' Claude Byrd entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of carrying
a concealed weapon. . He was
fined $25 and costs and ordered
not to shoot off guns after dark
unless ,he,' did-so protecting his
home. , --t. , , ..j. v .
. Costs of . court were ; taxed
agains't Raymond Lassiter, Tal
mage Byrum and Curiae Cog
dell, Jr., .each of whom submitted
to charges of failing to observe
a stop. sign. "
Thomas Standi- paid the costs
of -court afttr pleading guilty' to
a charge of driving with an ex
pired license. :
Lloyd White submitted to a
charge of issuing a - worthless
check. He was ordered to pay
the costs' of court. ' , -'-
Robert. Godfrey, : Negro, was
found not guilty on a charge of
assaulting his son with a deadly
weapon.-'" ;',, .c-v'f "
Wifth Chory'"was found guilty
on . a, charge of s being drunk. He
was ordered to pay a fine of $10
and- costs. , ' .'
Eddie Byrd, Jr., paid a fine of
$50 and costs of court after he
pleaded guilty to a charge of
permitting an unlicensed opera
tor to driving his 'car , and use
his license. . '. . .
Clifford Pierce pleaded; guilty
to charges of driving without a
license, using another operators
license and speeding. He was
fined $230 and costs. - i ,
Arthur Bradly paid the costs
of court after submitting to a
charge of being drunk,
,.'A verdict of not guilty was
returned in , the case in which
Mason Nixon, Negro, was charg
ed ' with , non-support
Fire Chief Aslcs
Fii a Chief R.' C. Elliott today
appealed to residents- of Hertford
for cooperation between them and
the fire $ apartment when the
firen.en are enioute to fire calls.
The rM:.f ated-that recently
some r hoping to: beat
the t i tr ck 1 3 a fire scene,
have h.iTr 'red te operation of
nt add H'-s indir
I ri t-cf- ; s to the
1 1 v T:rtf if mr.u
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Y t him to.have
npt Hertford, Perquimans County, North
For Coming Year
I At the .first ' meeting of
I Board Of Directors of the ,Per-,
iTnnntv unit or tne
American . Cancer . Society, com
mittees were formed and the fol
lowing volunteered or were ap
pointed to serve "on the commit
Budget: . Mrs. Frank McGooi
gan, Chairman, and Mrs. Elton
Campaignt ''.:Mrs.-.Norman El
liott, Chairman, Mrs. R. M. Rid
dick and Mrs. D. M. Jackson.
Education Mrs, Gilliam Un
derwood, Chairman, John T. Big
gers, Mrs Charles Murray,., Mrs.
.AR. YmskwtHDr?A.len ppnner,
Offfi P. Brinrt,MrsV Frank Jes
'sup, R. S. Monds, Mrs. M. B. Tay
lor, James Turner and : W. C.
Service: ' Miss Audrey Umph
lett, Chairman, Mrsl Eddie, Har
rell, Miss Ila Gray Mclllwean,
Mrs Carl Sawyer, Mrs.' John Har
rison," the Rev, James Mattox,
Mrs. Ralph Dale, Mrs. J. R. Proc
tor, Mrs. M. B. Taylor and Willie
Moore.'..: ':;.';.'. ..',.,',;'.'::,.'
Publicity; Mrs. M e 1 v i n G.
Owens, Chairman, and Mrs. Mar
ion Swindell. . ,
Nominating: Francis Nixon,
Chairman, Mrs. Eddie Harrell and
Mrs. A. R. Winslow.
' Miss Hulda Wood is president of
the Perquimans County Unit.
Mrs. Bessie Gregory White, 56,
died suddenly Wednesday at 1:45
P. M., at her home in Woodville.
She was a lifelong resident of
Woodville and the -daughter of
the late James A. and Mrs. Ade
laide' Elliott Gregory. She was a
member of the Woodville Baptist
She is survived by her husband,
J. Q. White, Sr.1 five sons, James
G. White, of Belcross, John Q.
White, Jr., USA, stationed in
Rhode Island, Dempsey J.' White,
Hersey Earl White and Norman
Preston White, all of Woodville;
one daughter, Hn.i Bobby Ray
Spence of Norfolk,- Va.; and five
brothers, Joe - Henry Gregory,
JohnAy Gregory; Ackiss L. Greg- j
ory '! and Hurley Gregory, all of
Elizabeth Ciy and r.Hersey , Earl
Gregory of Route 3, Hertford. ,,1
Funeral services were conduct
ed last Friday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the Woodville Baptist
Church bv the Rev, Don C. Pryor.
During the service ''Good Night
and Good Morning" and "Rock of
Ages A .were sung by the church
Pallbearers were Frank -Bray,
Charlie Lane, John, A. Elliott, Roy
Gregory Ernest JElliott Morgan
and Moody Harrell. ' ' '
Burial was in." west- lwn
-DEALER WINS TRIP
Charlie . Umphlett, local Case
machinery . dealer, . will leave
December 18 on a-free five-day
' ) i Nassau, Ve was award
Spivey Elected As
ir!(('' ' . - '11,. i".'w.
Moved to Library
The Colonial' Records "in -3C
volumes have been moved from
the Perquimans County . Court
House to the County Library.
The County Commissioners in
meeting Monday, : upon ' motion,
voted to place in custody of the
library these valuable books. In
the library they will be more
easily accessible to researchers
of history and genealogical rec-
ords, and will be a valuable ad- elected R. L. Spivey as rh -m -dition
to the steadily growing: nian of the board. Appointive
collection of North Carolina offices filled by the new board
books and records now in the were as follows: County attor
library. .ney, S. M. Whedbee; clerk to
- Perquimans County, because' the board, Julian C. Powell? so-,
of its early -history, has long lie itor, S. M. Whedbee; clerk of
been a field of much genealog- j
ical research by people of this
,jmd other states whose families'
loQI rAeaornh Kit nf Vi is '
i roots are in this area, and theiEnd Sam Hourmouzis and Court
library offers - much help to House custodian, T. N. Miller,
people seeking information on- other business handled by the
jthe early Perquimans families, (incoming Board of Commission
thel Another interesting addition ers included the appointment of
library . collection this
the history of Hertford ,
edited by W. G. Newby under
the sponsorship of the Town of
Hertford in commemoration of
the 200th anniversary of the in
corporation of the town.
A copy ; of this interesting
booklet with its numerous beau
tiful illustrations will be given
to each county library in the
state and to the North Carolina
collection in the University of
North Carolina Library, ; , -
A wedding of i simplicity was
performed Saturday afternoon,
November 22,' at 4 o'clock when
Miss Kay Elizabeth Winslow,
daughter of Mr. and' Mrs. James
Alvah Winslow, became the bride
of Ronald Luther Boyce, son of
Mrs. Luther M. Boyce and the late
Mr. Boyce of.' Hobbsville. ' in a
j ceremony performed at the home
'of the bride, near Belvidere.
Prior to the ceremony, Mrs.
Ralph' White, aunt of ihe bride,
presented a program of nuptial
music, including "Because," . "In
dian Love Call". and "O Promise
Me," ' Elmer " Lassiter, soloist,
sang "Whithey Thou Goest I, Will
Go,- ; ;u! " K i.
The Rev. Orval Dillon, pastor
of the Up River Friends Church,
officiated in a double ring cere
mony. The house was decorated
with arrangements of chrysanthe
mums and fern. r . . , - '
The bride wore a blue wool suit
styled with snugly button jacket
with a fur collar over a straight
cut skjrt with black accessories.
At her shoulder she wore a cor
sage of pink roses. :
Mrs. Eugene Dillon, cousin of
the bride, acted as matron of hon
or and only attendant. She wore
a blue suit with red accessories.
Her corsage was red carnations.
V Floy Boyce of Hobbsville, bro
ther of the, bridegroom, acted as
best man. v;- ''- '':'
y The mother of the bride wore a
grey tweed suit with black acces
sories. Her corsage was Dink car
, ,The bridegroom's mother wore
a pvy blue suit with white ac
cessories and s.he alsor wor a cor
sage of oink carnations. 3 ...
i Following ,'iMip i ceremony !Jthe
couple left for a short wedding
Dr. Lake To Sneak
Here Next Tuesday "
Dr. Beverly Lake, well-known
attorney of Raleigh and former
assistant Attomev General, will1
be the guest speaker' at a meet-
ing of the Hertford Rotary . Club
to be held next Tuesday at the
Hotel. Hertford. r v '
A number of snecial suests, in
cluding the president of the vari
ous -clvic-orffnalzatioh?- of ih
towns and bounty? 'wil be Invitwl
tq iattenj -tlse'ineetlng-
Carolina, Friday, December 5, 1958.
tA number of Perquimans
County officials began new
terms of' office last Monday af
ter being sworn in by Clerk of
Court W. H. Pitt. The officials
were elected in the general elec
tion last month. Included in the
list were County Commissioners
R .L. Spivey, Warner Madre,
El wood No well, Harry Winslow
and George W. Baker; Clerk W.
If, Pitt, Sheriff J. K. White, Re
corder Chas. E. Johnson, Treas
urer D. F. Reed, Jr., Coroner
Dr. C. A. Davenport and Repre
sentative C. R. Holmes.
The new Board of Co-'ssjon-
ers met at
1:15 o'clock and
Recorder's Court, W. H. Pitt;
assistant clerks in the Recorder's
Court, Miss Minnie Lee-Winslow
township list takers, who will
conduct tax listing during the
month of -January. Named as
list takers were: . Percy Roger
son, Hertford Township; Julian
Long, Bethel Township; Mrs.
Belle Proctor, Parkville Town
ship; Carson Spivey, New Hope
Township and Mrs. Elton Lay
den, Belvidere Township.
The board called a special
meeting for Monday, December
15, at which, time it will meet
with the list takers for the pur
pose of' instructing the person
nel on the duties of the office
ahd Issue, supplies needed in the
work. ;;v,';. -
The Commissioners also agreed
to serve as a body on the or
ganization of a civic club coun
cil to work with other interested
citizens in connection with im
provement projects which might
arise in the community . during
the coming years.
. Clarence Chappell, Sr., chair
man of the Board of Education
and School Superintendent J. T.
Biggers .appeared before the
board for the purpose of ac
quainting the new board with a
number of school projects now
Under study by the Board of
An appeal is being made today
by Marion S. Swindell, local Red
Cross Chairman, for help for a
Negro family of four whose home
was completely destroyed by fire
recently in the Belvidere Com
munity. ; '-.. Y'y
William Richard White of Route
1," Box 36, Belvidere, lost every
thing with the exception of a few
clothes. Besides White and his
wife, the family consists of a 22-year-old
son, and a little girl, age
8. They are iri need of everything
such as clothes, household furn
ishings, etc. No information was
available as to what sizes any of
the family needed in clothes.
Anyone wishing to .make a do
nation can contact Mr. Swindell
at 5111 or can reach the family
who are now staying a't the home
of John Thomas Jordan near Bil
Air Force Pushing
Recruit Program --
The U. S. Air Force has an im
mediate requirement for" young
men to enteriAviatlon Cadet Pilot
nd Navigator .training... JThose
who qualify can expect a -class as
signment without four weeks af
ter Processing is completed.
Sgt. Cogdill, local- Air Force re
cruiter, states that ny male citi
ten between the ages of i to
26,is eligible ..to' apply. He al
so. must be single and a - high
school graduate. '; ;
. Ypung. men Interested' in this
program should contact Sgt. Cog
JHJ at the -Post Office ; Building,
pir 'oetb Otyfc,s.soonj,as px8i
Red Cross Appeal
fa! y i
NOTHING TO DO BUT WAIT This civilian on Quemny
Island squats before the ruins of his tiome during t cease
fire by Communist shore batteries on the mainland.
On Road Projects
Town and county officials!
were advised this week by W. F. I
that the Highway Commission
has completed the majority of
its plans for construction pro
jects to be authorized on the
primary roads over the next two
or three year period, and included
in the plans will be a by-pass for
In a letter to Mayor V. N.
Darden and Archie T. Lane, Mr.
Babcock released the following
"Because of your interest in
highway matters and our desire
to- keep . you fully informed of
new projects that will be placed
under construction in your area,
we are pleased to advise you of
"A bypass for U. S. 17 in the
Hertford area has been ap
proved. At the present time
studies will be made on possible
locations north and south of
Hertford to determine the most
feasible lines through that area
and we hope to have tde results
of this study by the spring or
summer of 1959. As soon as we
have any detailed preliminary
thoughts on this matter, we shall
be getting together with you
and other officials in Hertford
to obtaiin your thinking and any
proposals that you may have on
Following receipt of the letter
Mayor Darden stated efforts
will be made immediately to;
complete organization of the
proposed civic club council in
order that this group may make
studies relative to the above
proposal and present suggestions
and recommendations to the lo
cal government board?.
A conference with highway
officials will likely be requested
early next year in order that
views of residents of the area
may be presented to the state
Indians And Squaws
Lose To Gatesville
Perquimans High ; basketball
teams lost the opening games of
the season Tuesday night when
the Gatesville High .girls' team
romped to' a 54-26 victory over
the Squaws and the Gates High
boys won a . 50-36, decision from
the Indians. Hayes was high
scorer for the Gatesville girls, hit
ting for 38 points while Letitia
McGoogan scored 20 points for
Perquimans, . ...V !"-'
Eure and Lilly Jed the Gates
ville boys' scoring With 13 and 12
points while Burton and Chesson
J 1 '- 1- ' . . 1 T li
were nign scorers ior uie inaians,
Burton canned 1 10 points and
Chesson hit for nine. . . ; . ,
On Friday night the teams will
travel to Elizabeth City for games
with the Yellow Jackets.
TO. PRESENT PLAY
I The Acacia Club of Norview,
Va. Will v" visit ' Perquimans j hospital in Richmond;' Virginia,
Lodge No 108, 'A,- SY A." Mjaftef a- long illness, t He was the
nextTuesday -to present its play f
Treasures of - Darkness.'! n The',
jlay will begfe at 8 P. M. 9
Duties With Short
The outgoing Board of County
Commissioners completed its
term of office and its duties dur
ing a short meeting conducted
last Monday morning. During
the session the board received
reports from various county
agencies and heard a financial
report for the first six months
for the fiscal year, given by the
Expenditures during the peri
od had been held in line with
budget appropriations and In
come during the period was
slightly above expenditures. To
tal cash balances on hand as of
Monday amounted to $58,427.05.
The board granted .approval
for the removal of a number of
Colonial records from the Court
House to the County Library for
Commissioners Warner Madre
and R. L. Spivey reported on the
purchase of fire extinguishers 1
for the boarding home and or
ders for this equipment was
placed for immediate delivery.
' At the conclusion of the busi
ness, the board expressed its
appreciation of service during
the past, years the Commission
ers had served in that capacity
and especially praised the citi
zens of county for the coopera
tion given the board during its
tenure of office.
Passes In Norfolk
John Elgin Dail, 47, a former
resident of Perquimans County,
died at his home in Norfolk on
Thursday of last week. He was
the son of Mrs. Sara Dail and the
late John B. Dail.
i Funeral services were conduct
ed in Norfolk last Saturday af
ternoon with burial following m
Fovest Lawn Cemetery.
Besides his mother, Mr. Dail is
survived by two daughters, Miss
Linda Dail and Mrs. Patricia Da
yis of Norfolk; one son, John E
Dail, U. S. Army; four brothers,
Percy Dail or Edenton, ' Thomas
Dail of Hertford, Norfjet Dau or
Prince George, -Va.. 'and Clifton
Dail of , Sta ten Island, JJ.,Y.; two
sisters. Mrs. William Corprew of
Hertford and Mrs. Isa Jordan of
Tyner, and two grandchildren.-
Passes In Richmond
Word was received here Tues
day, afternoon, of the 'death of
Carroll Transou in a veterans
husband of Mrs.1 'Virginia White
TtanSou" kind' 1 brother" 'of Mfs. 3.
WT Zachjjry of Hjettfarft '
5 Cents Per Copj . ,
For Service At
The names of 72 county resi-,
dents were drawn from the jury
box during the meeting of the
Board of Commissioners last Mon
day for' jury' duty during two
terms of court to be conducted
here next January and February.
Drawn for duty at the first term
of court were: William O, Fel
ton, Lawrence B. Perry, Elbeit
Taylor, Jack Phillips, Robert P.
uuiowell, John Erwin Chappell,
-ilev L. Chappell, Chester Butt,
Mrs. Grace C. Ward, Lonnie A.
motor, Archie Baccus, Francis
r . White, W. R. Stanton, Jaivis
White, Oliver Caitwripht, James
Roebuck, Russell Baker, Perry
Winslow, Maurice Saunders, Sey
nour Chappell, W. A. Renfro,
F.ouis St3ll;n's, Ward Hunter,
Lloyd Stalling., J. Elmer Wood,
Jr.. Marshal Owns, Wilma B.
Perry, Freeman Mansfield, Fen
ton Britt, Ralph Layden. Robert
H. Keaton, Benjamin Harrell,
Thomas Hollowcll, Oscar Riddick
ind F. R. Chappell.
The list for the second term of
V)urt includes El wood Wilson,
Jean Phillips, P. II. Ownlcy, Jr.,
Claude Winslow. Reuben Stall
:n?s, Marion Copeland. Eurenj
oyce, Charles R. Ward, Lonnie
Spruill, R. W. Bices. W. I). Stri
ngs, Melvin Bright, E. A. Tmn
;r, C. C. Banks, J. B. Eure. 'John
. Elliott. Herbert Winslow, A. N.
ims, Joseph C. Layden, Howard
Vinslow, Howard Long, Holland
Hurdle, John Elton Hurdle, W. E.
Harrison, Louis Taylor, Curtis
Rountree, Wallace Bright. S. D.
Jones, Daniel Williams, Willard
Copeland, R. S. Monds, Jr., H. R.
Miller, Leroy Goodwin, William
P. Chappell, J. R. Webb and Oris
Cotton Vote Set
For December 15
&SG Office Says
Cotton growers will make an
important decision on Monuay,
December 15. 1958, L. L. Lane,
Chairman of the Perquimans
County Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation Committee, re- '
On that day, growers will vote
in a referendum to decide wheth
er marketing quotas will be in ef
feet for their 1959 upland cotton
crop. All farmers who engaged in
the production of upland cotton
in 1958 will be eligible to vote in
"If at least two-thirds of the
growers voting approve the quo
tas," Mr. Lane said, "marketing t
quotas will be in effect on all ,
farms growing upland cotton in
1950, penalties will apply on 'ex
cess' cotton, and growers v. ill
have an opportunity to elect a . ,
choice between complying with
their 'regular' Choice (A) farm
allotments or increasing their cot
ton acreage by as much as 40 per
cent; this second choice is called
"By complying with the Choice
(A) allotment, a grower will be
eligible for price support at the
full level available not less than
80 per cent of parity in 1959; by
complying with Choice (B) allot
ment, a grower will be eligible .
for price support at a level of 15
per cent of parity lower than un- '
der the Choice (A) program.
"If morc'than- one-third of the
growers disapprove quotas, there , .
will be no .marketing quotas or J
penalties, only 'regular' ChOicei S S
(A) allotments will be in effect, .
and price supports "to eligible hv
growers (those who comply, EUl I U
their 'regular' allotments) will be
available at 50 per cent of parity. ;
"In' either case, acreage allot-,,
merits of some kind will continue
in effect for the. 1959 cotton crop ,
as a means of determining eligi
bility for the available price sup- ...
The Chairman pointed out that
legislation directs the Secretary- .
of Agriculture to proclaim mar ":
keting quotas for the next upland
cotton crop When the cotton sup-,,
ply exceeds normal. Quotas are
not; put into operation, however. '
unless they are approved by at
least two-thirds of the growers.,
Votng in g referendum on ths
question. , ' " '