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Hertf(a;dJeerquiman8iCountyt ISlorthl CaroUna; Friday, January, 1, I960.
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hsting county property for
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idZd taxation, it was announced
today by' Julian C. i Powell,
County Tax Supesvisor. , .
County tax listers for the vari
ous townships are Julian Long,
Bethel; Percy ' Rogerson, Hert
ford; Mrs, Belle Proctor,! Park-
.He; Mrs. Elton Lay den, Belvi
dere and Carson iveyr New
The tax listers will cany out
the duties ot their office under
instructions issued them by the
Board of County. Commissioners
in a special meeting held here
on December 21.
The tax lister's job will . run
through the month of, January
and all property, owners must
list their property by January 31,
otherwise there is a penalty of
one dollar for the late listing.
. Schedules - for tax ' listers are
being ' published this week nd
property owners are urged to, list
early in order to avoid the upual
last minute rush.
There are few changes In the
listing -regulations and the tax
rate for: the property listed this
month -wilt be set by the Board
at its meeting in', July. . ,, -,Jn
addition to taking the prop-
' ' the' workers' -will also
iarm cenius. Farmere .are
i,. to prepare lists in- ad-
r --e . and to-, assist, list.; takers
.1 the taking of the; census. : '
Funeral services .for Curtis Si
las Chappell, '77 iwho died sud
denly Friday morning at his
home in Tyncr foildwirfg a Jieart
attack, i were conducted Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock In' the
Piney .roods Friends CSjuncft by
the Rev. Orval Dillon, nastor of
Up T.iver Friends, Church assist
ed 4y the Rev. Marjc Hctdgin,
pastor of Piney Woods Friends
Church.' ' '
"Beyond - The Sunset" and
"Hear; ches" , were sung "by El
mer Lpssiter; accompanie4 ' by
Mrs. 7 h White, pianist.
nti a osket pall was made of
1 ' i'ads, -white mums, red
i ".s and fern. . , ."
i . . "rers were Eugene Wins
l ' : . -d Chappell, Winston
, ' 'i Vard, Lewis Spivey
' ' i Copeland.
; " i made in 'Up River
.pell, a native and
; resident of Chowan
vrs the son of the late
.i . i nd Elmira Boyce and
i .M ?. .Julia Winslow
, rel" I farmer, Jie
; y .. Woods
:; J. i;; v-'o, he is survived
- ,i '. i. Linwood
; t "o bir ".or,
. Dr; William Young
To Preach Sunday
Dr. William Young of Chowan
College will preach at both the
morning and evening services
at the Hertford Baptist Church
on Sunday, January 3, it was an
nounced here today. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend
New Officers At
Installation services ; for new
officers of Perquimans Lodge
No. 106, A. F. & A. M., will be
conducted ; in the . -lodge ropms
next Tuesday night, January 4,
it was announced .here today.
The meeting will begin at eight
o'clock. , -
Elective officers : to , be in
stalled will be ' Jack Symons,
master; Jarvis .Ward, senior war
den; . Dick Brewer, junior war
den; - R. C. Baker, ? treasurer;
Cecil EwrvWinslow . secretary;
Cecily Cv jyinslQw-truHe?;- J.f a
Bass," member of the finance
" Appointive r officials 5 of ; the
lodge will be R.' C. Holt, senior
deacon; - Joel F. Hollowell, Jr.,
junior deacon; Elijah White, ty
lerj Charles Skinner, Jr., senior
steward; W. A.' White, junior
steward; G. C. Buck, chaplain.
AH members of the lodge are
urged to attend the installation
service and visiting Masons are
invited to attend.
4-11 Club Members
V Perquimans County 4-H mem
bers celebrated Christmas with a
service project. . Approximately
150 '4-H members brought gifts
to a Christmas party given by
the 4-H adult leaders organiza
tion : on December 16 at , the
Hertford Grammar School. These
gifts were presented to needy
families in' Perquimans County.
The party was planned by a
committee .from the adult lead
ers, Mrs. Richard Bryant, chair
man, Mrs. Floyd Matthews and
Mrs. Claude Williams.
The Belvidere Local : Club
leaders, Mr. and Mrs.1 C T. Rog
erson, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs.
TKurman; Riddick, were- respon
sible . for recreation and enter
tainment! Those who participaU
led "on the program were: Janice
Rae Stanton, -t who rendered a
solo, a trio of Carolyn Faye
Rogerson, Eva Ann Smith and
Sandra f Keel, who sank a song,
Frartklin, McGoogan at . the . pi
ano, jwith Betsy Barbee.as, pi
anisffor the, group. , The Snow
Hill- White (, Hat Club .leaders,
Mr. and Mrs.'Wallie Knight and
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. : Wood,, Jr.,
were'rf. ;! ftnsible for decorations.
'T . ,hmnts consisting' of
1." rnniT"-sary cake, nuts, do
i .', by w ivnity clubs, a?id
I. ! I we. i S-rved. . ;
bert C. Eon
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, BOAT ON WINGS Speeds up to 90 m.p.h. arc cited for mis
propellers. The Ship is made by Grumman Aircraft.
A severe : waiter . storm ' swept
out of the Midwest into New
England earlier this week caus
ing havoc, along the east coast
from Maine to New Jersey. Re
ports state the winter's first
weather of the season caused 20
deaths in its path. Gale- winds
up to 45. miles an hour resulted
in much property damaged along
the east coast.
Congress will 'reconvene, next
Wednesday, January 6, for its
second session and is expected
to face a tough, situation grow
ing1, out of the steel strike! Ne
gotiations between industry and
union, has achieved little .toward
settlemeat -ot . thftVdispute . and
the union will be free to walk
out of the mills again the. last
of this month when the injunc
tion period ; is ' ended. ' Presi
dent Eisenhower - is .expected to
call upon Congress for action
which will keep the nation's in
dustry rolling. -
New York Governor Nelson
Rockefeller late last week withdrew-
his - name as a possible
contender for the Republican
nomination for the Presidency.
This action left the GOP field
free , to ' Vice President Richard
M. Nixon. The announcement
by Mr. Rockefeller caught na
tional political leaders by. sur
prise causing .some confusion
with,in both political parties. .
Industry and business through
out North Carolina now have
more government bookkeeping to
do with new withholding tax
and wage and hour laws becom
ing effective today. Minimum
wage laws are expected to re
sult in many small businesses
shuffling work schedules for
employees without any great in
crease in the number of work
ers, i '
Agreement , was reached this
week for the Big' Four summit
meeting to take place next May
In - Paris..- Western, leaders ac
cepted tentative dates proposed
by Russia thus clearing the way
for - ; the conference of the top
government leaders. Few. set
tlements of world problems , are
expected' - to ; come from this
meeting but it is expected to
lead to further ; meetings , , all
aimed at reducing tensions
among nations. ;
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To Meet Monday
Commissioners for Perquimans
County will conduct their Janu
ary meeting next Monday mornr
ing, ; beginning at 10 o'clock in
the Count House. Persons de
siring, to confer with the Board
are requested to note the date
and hour of meeting.
K-W YEAR'S DANCE
! nbers of the Hertford Fire
T '-nent spc ored a dance
' ' ri, f n 10 o'clock until
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New Pastorate At
Red Springs Church
To Make Change
In Sale Dates
Announcement was made to
day by Fred Matthews, owner
and operator of Fred's Livestock
Auction, located one mile south
of Hertford on Highway 17, a
change in the sale days at the
auction will be instigated on
January 6, 1960.
Beginning next Wednesday
the livestock auction will be
conducted weekly on Wednes
days instead of Tuesday, as in
In making the announcement
as . to the change in days for
the sa1e Mr. Matthews said the
arrangement will, create more
buying power and will permit
more buyers to be on the lot,
thus assuring farmers a better
nounced, elective immediately,
price for livestock. , He also an
a. general reduction in commis
sion rates at the auction.
He invites ' his many farm
friends from all parts of the Al
bemarle to bring their livestock
to his auction each sale day v
Indians To Resume ,
Basketball Games f ,
Perquimans High School's bas
ketball teams will sresume play,
following the Christmas' holidays;
by playing Williamston in Hert
ford on Tuesday nigiit, January
5.' These contests .will matk ;he
opening of competition emong
the teams of the albemaM Con
In a number of non-conference
games, played before Christmas,
the Indians and Squaws Showed
prospe-ts o( being touefh. oppon
ents for conference, foes, i
Most ; of ifhe remaining home
games will be played in the lo
cal gym on Tuesday nights. The
local teams will travel to Scot-
l-id, .Nw-k on;:. January i. 8 nd,
j her Tuc:.';jvJ'zn-
hydrofoil craft, driven by
Completing 5 years as pas
tor of the Hertford Baptist
Church, the Rev. James O. Mat
tox and his family moved this
.week to Red Springs, where Mr.
j Mattox will serve as pastor of
the First Baptist Church.
'Born in Nash County, Mr.
Mattox graduated from Wake I
Forest College', and received
grees from ; Southern Baptist
Training Seminary in Louisville,
Ky. He entered the U. S. Army
as chaplain in 1951, and spent
ly months on the front lines in
Korea,, receiving a "Battle Field"
promotion ; to . the rank of cap
tain and the Bronze Star for
services beyond the call of duty.
Coming to Hertford as pnstor
of the Baptist Church in June,
1954, he led in the building of a
$60,000 education building, or
ganized Training Union and
Brotherhood, a men's chorus.
Membership in the church in
creased from 395 to 532. The
church' budget, under his pastor
ate, increased from $14,442 to
$26,189 and - mission gifts in
creased from $4,987 to $5,566.
Mr. Mattox served as modera
tor of the Chowan Association
ind was- pn the State Convention
"ommlttee during 1958.
In addition to his pastoral du
ties, he.-was active in civic af
pairs of the community, serving
5S Home Service Officer for the
Red Cross, a former member of
'he Rotary Club, a director of
the Heart Fund and other civic
projects. ; He is also a trustee
for the N. C. Baptist Home for
During the nearly six years he
served as pastor of the Hert
ford Baptist Church manv im
provements were made to the
church property, which increased
in value from $61,000 to $200,nno,
including purchase of new fix
tures for the new building, re
oofin" the sanctiiarv. installa
tion of heat, renovation of th
church kitchen and purchase of
new pews for part of the low?r
auditorium, instieated annual
youth revivals- and youth weeks,
major . repairs to parsonage, ac
quired music room .and new
piano for use bv choir, and start
ed Christian Education Scholar
ship Fund for ' young people
from the church who qualify ipe
full time Christian "work.
..Mr. Mattox is married to the
former Doris Meskins of Cary
and Raleigh and they have two
children, Philip, 4V4 ' and Suz
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TV End Monday ,
Perquimans County Schools
will resume reeular class sched
ules "next Monday : January , 4,
marking an nd to. the annual
Christmas holidays, it , was ,e-'
vrtd. tnov bv J; T.' Biggers,
superintendent of schools.
The American Legion Auxili
ary ' will' meet Th'rdy mht.
January 7! at 8' o't'k tit
home of Mrs.,Anse White. All
'mazier are urgent to attend.
During Court Term
Held Last Tuesday
Seven of nine cases listed on
the docket of Perquimans Re
corder's Court were disposed of
during Tussday's term of the
court. Two defendants, Cherry
Pi'ivott, Negro, charged with
failing to comply with a re
stricted operator's license, and '
Arthur Brown, Negro, charged
with parking on a highway
without lights, failed to appear
in court to answer the charges
and were ordered apprehended
and held for bonds of $50 each.
Wesley Felton, Negro, sub
mitted to a charge of exceeding
a safe speed limit and paid the
costs of court.
Arthur Stafford paid a fine
of $25 and costs after pleading
guilty to a charge of driving
without a license.'
Costs of court were taxed
against Gebrge Whidbee, Negro,
who submitted, to a charge of
failing to his intended move
ment of his car could be made
Jesse Byrum was found not
guilty on a charge of tres
passing. Andrew Cain pleaded guilty
to a charge of driving drunk,
He was ordered to pay a fine of
de-;$100 and costs of court or serve
60 days in jail,
Link O'Neal, Negro, was found
not guilty of charges of tres-
passing and assault with a dead
ly weapon. . '.: ..
Henry Thatch, Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of beine
drunk and disorderly. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $50 and
court costs or serve 30 days in
Deadline Feb. 15th
The closing date for accepting
applications for new growers
cotton allotment is February
"If you would like , to make
application for a new growers
cotton allotment for 1960," says
H. O. West, ASC office man
ager, "you must (1) depend
largely on income from . this
farm for your livelihood; (2) live
on the farm in 1960; (3) have
available labor with which to
operate the farm, and (4) not
'own or operate any other farm
with a cotton allotment already
established for 1960.
"If these requirements are
met and you are interested, con
tact the ASC office before Feb
ruary 15, 1960, and file your
"Protect your cotton allot
ment. Plant it or release it!
"If you do not plan to plant
your cotton allotment, ' you
should release it to the ASC
County Committee to - prevent
your allotment and history; from
being reduced for failure to
plant. .-. '.':'. A.', .'; : '!-
"Release of cotton allotment
tvill be accepted from how un
til April 5,i I960,, in the county
office.? - To retain your"alldt
ment history ; indefinitely,-- you
must plant some1 . cptWH ortce
every three years and, reWase'
the acreage ybti do riot mtb&A
to plant. , rr'C "l" "'..
"It you .art interested' irj ob
taining ' cotton ; acreage on loan
for one year orily, you' musi file
your' request iri the ASC office
not' later than April 5, also. - ,
' "Premeasurement of your al
fotment crops for 1960 will be
offered through the ASC office
starting' January 4, 1960. 's ',"
."The cost of premeasurement
will be $3.00 plus $1.00 per acre
with an $8.00 minimum per(
farm';' .' -i '.' j-.v..';-' .':- ''' . '
', "The Initial sign-up period . for;
accepting requests for 1960, aoilj
conservatioh '" practices wtill b&
January 13 through,1' January 29,
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Hertford Bank Ok
Auto Tag Sales
Sale of 1960 automobile and
irucic ncenses win go on sale
tomorrow, January 2, by both
the State and Town of Hertford.
The State Motor Vehicle De
partment mailed out notices for
renewals last week, and Town
Clerk R. C. Elliott announced
Town of Hertford tags are ready
Tax Courses To
Be Offered At
Ag Building Here
At this time of year most
peoples thoughts turn to income
tax and social security and the
many problems that are involved
in filing for each of these.
To assist and to answer ques
tions that have arisen in the
past and also to clear up things
that might arise in the future,
two one-hour income tax and
social security schools will be
held in Hertford, on Monday
and Tuesday, January 11 and 12,
it ; was .announce by R' M.
Thompson, County Agent.
These schools will be one hour
long and will be held by two
Extension specialists, Fred Man
sum and Jim Allgood. Also on
Tuesday Mr. Mangum and Mr
Allgood will be at the Agricul
tural Building in Hertford tc
assist in specific problems foi
individual farmers and record
keeping and other farm man
Mr. Thompson said: "I would
like to urge everyone to attend
these two one-hour sessions and
lso take advantage of the as
sistance that is being offered or.
Tuesday as we all know that
many people that are filing in
come tax are not taking full ad
vantage of the deductions avail
able. We also know that many
people are not receiving social
security because they do not
know the proper, way to go
about receiving the benefits.
"Please mark your calendar
for Monday and Tuesday, Janu
ary 11 and . 12 at 8 P. M., and
come to the Agricultural Build
ing to take part in the discus
sions.", Regional Blood
Center Asked For
45,000 Pints Blood
The American Red Cross Tide
water Regional Blood Center will
be expected to collect for 'the
fiscal year beginning July 1
some 45.000 pints of blood ' to
serve civilian and government
'Twenty-three Red Cross Chap
ters and the Norfolk Blood Cen
ter in Virginia are; asked Jo pro
vide 38,250 pints ' Of blood, 85
per) cent of "the quota. For 20
North Carolina' chapters - the
ctudHa is 6,750 pints or 15 per
cent. ', ' ''"':"-.
v Thd ' bloodmobile will' be ' re
quired to make .347 community
VtfitsSBS in Virginia ' and 84 in
North Carolina to" secure ," the
quota of. 45,000 pints of life
saving Red Cross blood for hos
pital patients. In addition, the
staff at the Blood Center in Nor
folk will receive donors ' orTHM
days , for six hour periods ' to
carry out this extensive ' Red
Cross - blood - donor .program
Hundrens of volunteer workers.
scattered over some 32,500 square
miles, will be required to make
thfe" necessary" ; person-to-persdni
solicitation f os prospective first
tlmivnd repes "blood honors.
Stockholders of the Hertford
Banking Company,, meeting here
in a special session on Decem-
ber 22, unanimously approyed a
proposal that the . local .bank
merge with the Peoples Bank &
Xrust Company of Rocky Mount,
ThP itm of th QQ.;
The outcome of the meeting
was announced by R. M. Rid
dick, Jr., president of the local
bank. An announcement on the
proposal was made early last
month, and the approval givin
by the stockholders of the Hert
ford Banking Company accom
plished the first step toward
completion of the merger.
Stockholders of the Rocky
Mount firm mtot approve the
plan as does the State Commis
sion for Banks and the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Mr. Riddick stated the Stato
Banking Commission will hold
la public hearing in Hertford at
a dat0 to be announced later, at
which time an individual, if he
desires, may voice objections to
the proposal. However, he said,
he did not anticipate any ob
jections. The local banK fresideit s'd
ie expects final steos in the
-.icrger will take place soroo
time during .February. H" also'
pointed out that there will be
no change made in the opera -'.ion
or management of the local
bank. - -,..?VV. '
One of the advantages which
will be gained through the mer
ger, Mr. Riddick said, will be
an increase in the amount of
funds available through loans.
Present law, he said( limits the
bank making a loan greater
than $43,000 but after the mer
ger this limitation will be raised
to $300,000. 1
Penalty On Taxes
On February 1st
Sheriff J. K. White and Town
Clet k R. C. Elliott remind Hert
ford and Perquimans Cpinty ;
taxpayers that the tax books for
1959 taxes arc in their hands
'or collection of tha taxei ! ' ,
Attention is called to the fatt.
that until February 1 taxes may
be paid at face value. AXtetf
February 1 a penalty of one' per
cent will be added. Begihnin?
March 1 another one per cent
will be added. On and after
April 2, in addition to the said
2 per cent, one-half of I per
cent per month ' will be added
until the taxes are paid.
Both tax collectors urgq Ux
payers to pay their taxes before :
the penalty goes into effect. , '
Another Cancer 3
Clinic January 8
The Northeastern Cancer Clinic,
will be held r on Friday fifler- v. ,
noon, January 8, With rcais'tra- - ,,, '
tion beginning at '1 o'cloci.' (3(V v (i
chest X-ray will bc givn to '
anyone wishing it along j with , .
the examination of the I iva , . .
areas of the body wucre cftnc?i, .
is' most easily found "arid euJT. -There
are no limitations piVi.'
sex, race, physical or? economitT
Status at r the center.. However,
wpmen should be 35 or more and
men should be 40 or over uim -referred
by a doctor, ; or, u' "
one of the "Seven Danger " -nals"
or "symptoms'' are
ent. . -.. . , -.- (.
Only 30 people can fce So
the center each v month d
limited facilities, 'so ,it r.
gested that anyone who v
td be assured of an appoln
should Write" Ihe Cancer" C
Health t -Department jF';
City, ' for - priority. I
arc asked to . brin( v
housecoat with frzx'