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Volume XXVII. Number 12.
Talmage Rose, chairman of,
the Perquimans County Red
Cross bipod : program committee,
announced the bloodmobile is to
be in Hertford on that day for
the purpose -of receiving blood
needed to continue the program
whichf provides transfusions for
hospital patients. . i
This visit of the bloodmobile,
according to Rose, is being
sponsored by members of the
Parkville; Ruritan Club. These
members' ; have been working
hard, along with the blood com
mittee, to elevate the county's
position in this district.
The Red Cross has assigned
Perquimans County a quota of
200 pints of blood each year as
its, part in the overall program.
Thus far, the county has failed
to contribute its lair share; and
unless more- people support this
program the county stands to
lose its participating position.
The bloodmobile will be lo -
cated at the Municipal Building
on Monday from 12 noon to 6
o'clock. The committee urges
all residents of the county to
turn out as donors for this visit.
Refreshments, furnished by the
county's Home Demonstration
Clubs, will be served by mem
bers of the Eastern Star.
The committee, according to
Mr. Rose, has issued a strong
appeal to the residents of the
county to join in and help Per
quimans County retain this pro
( gram. . In its appeal! the com-
"What is the matter with us in
' . Perquimans County? Why the
, lack of interest on the part-ot
' our citizens toward something
i as viiai vo our very ures us
!: nrnnani? . ThA answer lips with
i 'i ach uLyoUi, as . an .vind&idwol
Why IfovehTyd.We - youY
j j share? Only you can " answer
s this question, Remember, when
the time comes that you or a
loved one Is in dire need of
" Tlood or blood derivatives and
no free blood is available be
' cause of your lack of interest
inow, you ; will see why those
- Connected with the blood pro
. gram are stressing so heavily
the importance of you not shift
ing the burden to others but
fuming yourself to be a donor
when the bloodmobile comes to
1,"rhe next visit of the blood
wtobile is scheduled for Monday,
March 28. As usual, the Blood
Donation Center will be set up
jK.th.ei Hertford Municipal Build
ilng on Grubb Street, The unit
"iftll begin accepting donors at
18 o'clock noon and continue
ihlil 6 o'clock P. M. You per
sonally are urged to comet and
"53 -also bring a friend with yoii
to lie a donor. The process of
JJivkng is virtually painless and
takes only a short time, v You
' will see many, of yours friends
There and afterward some Very
delicious refreshments will
. . sdrved. . ,
' , "Again we urge you to please
fcv come and do your share in help
ing to keep the blood program
" active in our county. : We must
have at least $2 pints of blood
' hls visit in order to retain our
program. If you have never
given before, why not start this
year' off right by contributing
.toward this most worthwhile
and " life-giving project You
' can be proud that you did. Re
member, 'We give that someone
might live. . It could be you ."
,N. C. 1960 Peanut
North Carolina peanut growers
' as in 1959 'if they carry outl
their intentions as reported in a
, survey as of March 1, according
to the North Carolina Crop Re-
porting Service. ' : - ' .,
"-These, intentions include pea--tvuta
for picking and threshing,
for hogging , off and other
purposes. -The first estimate of
the-1960 acreage of peanuts for
picking i and threshing will be
' ftiade in August
BIRTH ANK WSCnaENT
Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Ward an-' persons with income of $1,000
nouhce ' the "birth - of a third.per year and all married per-t"iu-hter,
Ivie Ann,' .born Tues-jsons with income of at least
1'irth 22, at t' b Albemarle '$2,000 per year to file the . an
' ' ri"" City. nual return,- . -
Baptists To Hold ; ,
Open HOUSe Sunday
. Members of the Hertford
Baptist Church will honor the
Rev.' and Mrs. Norman Harris at
an open house to be held at the
church an Sunday, March 27,
between the hours' of 4 and 5:30
P. M.. The public is invited to
To Play 12 Game
Despite weather conditions
which are more favorable tor
basketball games than baseball
contests, ; the' Indians of Per
quimans High School are pre-
JParin for the coming diamond
season under the directions ot
Coaches Ike Perry, Ab Williams
and Gil Underwood.
.-' A 12-game schedule for the
1960 season has been arranged
for the Indians, according to an
announcement by E. C. Wood
ard, principal at the school.
Most of these games will be
played against opponents in the
The schedule opens on March
29 with Perquimans playing in
Scotland Neck. All contests are
set lor afternoon, except two
games with Chowan, which are
now scheduled as night games.
The 12-game schedule follows:
March 29 Scotland Neck
there. -. "
April 1 Edcnton here.
"April 5 Williamston tncre.
April 12 Plymouth here.
April 15 Scotland Neck
April 19 Edenton there. .
April 22 Williamston here.
.April 26 Ahoskie there. .
April 29 Plymouth there.
May 10 Chowan there.
May 13 Chowan here.
For Local Bank
Hertford - Banking Company's
merger with the Peoples Bank
and Trust Company of Rocky
Mount was effected on Febru
ary 23, 1960. .' '
R. M. Riddick, Jrn who has
served as president of the Hert
ford Banking Company for the
past 14 years, will : head the
Hertford Branch as executive
vice president and chairman of
the advisory board. R. I Stev
enson, who has served as cashier
since 1954, was elevated to the
position of vice president and
cashier. Other officers will be
G. R. Tucker, assistant cashier
and R. S. Chappell, Jr., assistant
Hertford Banking Company's
board of directors serving at the
time of : the merger,, were ap
pointed to the advisory board.
This board consists . of , R. M.
Riddick, Jr., chairman; R. L.
Stevenson, secretary; J. W.
Ward. Charles E. Johnson, V.
N. Darden and R. L. Hollowell.
Mr. Hollowell was appointed as
a new member of the advisory
board on March ie..; M.i.KW
dick, Jr., will also serve: as a
member of the board of . directors
of the Peoples Bank and Trust
Company, of Rocky Mount.
Here Next Week
Field representatives for the
N.'C. Department of ' Revenue
will be An Hertford on March
30 and 31 for the purpose of as
sisting local residents' in filing
income and intangible tax re
ports with the state for the year
1959. ' 4
The agents will be located at
the Municipal Building' on Grubb
State law requires ' all single
Hertford. Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 25, 1960.
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ARTIST'S SHADY BUSINESS Umbrellas do more than keep the rain off Giusseppe Scar
dovelli, who uses bits of broken bumbershoots to form art works in Rome. The 45-ycar-old
painter calls his new creative idea "umbrellis
The House this week approv
al an administration backed
referee plan as part of a civil
rights bill which is expected to
clear, the way for the Congress
to enact the entire measure, thus
ending the stalmate which has
engulfed the Senate for the past
hree weeks. The referee plan
calls lor federal judges to ap
point referees to oversee regis
tration, voting and vote" count
ing where systematic discrimin
ation against Negroes is found.
Secretary of State Herter
told a Senate committee this
week the coming summit meet
ing as a gamble and that he is
not optimistic the conference be
tween the U. S., England. Rus
sia and France will produce any
great results. Berlin and the
German problem are expected to
be the big discussion points on
the agenda of the meeting.
Nuclear disarmament agree
ments may be reached between
the. East and .West at a meeting
being conducted ih GeneVaT ac
cording to reports from Geneva
Wednesday. Both the U. S. and
Russia appear more inclined to
ban future explosions especially
since France now has a bomb
and Red China may soon ac
Economic reports, issued by
many U. S. companies on busi
ness for the first quarter of
1960, reveal that while business
is good it is not reaching boom
proportions, predicted late last
year. Weather conditions of
the past month cut deeply into
sales at retail level but these
sales are expected to pick up
rapidly with warmer weather.
; The Army and Air Force an
nounced this week enlisted per
sonnel will be relieved of long-
detested KP duty now that com
manders have authority to hire
civilian mess attendants if their
annual budget allotments, pro
vide sufficient funds to do sol'
Fund Drive; Seek
.Officers and directors of Per
quimans Chamber of Commerce,
meeting; here Monday night,
adopted a set of by-laws for the
organization and formulated
plans for a "fund drive to pro
vide money for the -first year
R. L. Hollowell was named
chairman of the fund campaign'
and he will be assisted by di
rectors from each of the other
four townships of the county.
Capt, N. S. Fulford and Carson
Spivey will direct the . activity
Im VoMf TTnno ITlufrtnrf Mnuall ini
Belvidere,. Floyd Matthews ini The- Easter Seal campaign in
Parkville and Warner Madre in "wtfrd' g0 u"dep1T wa ?'
Bethel ' ' , March' ; 17 and Gil Underwood,
The 'board also voted to pr0.j chairman, urged full support of
ceed - with plans to secure a the project. . -. -
full time director for the Coun-I Th seals ma'led
ty Chamber of Commerce and,famll'es both, the.ucy and
applicants for the position are' county. Proceeds will go to
to be interviewed Dy Charles wards helping -crippled children
M. Harrell, president and Erie,
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Clayton
of Oceanside, Calif., announce
the bJrth of ' daughter, Susan
Kelly, bora Friday, March 18.
Mrs. Clayton is the former Miss
Marjorie Brinn, -daughter of Dr.
and .Mrs, T. T, Brinn.
Changes In State Statistics
Will BesRevealed By Project
Ten years of population change e slalef- North -.Carolina rank
in North Carolina will be mea-!ed tenlh , m . PPu'at'" and
sured by the 18th decennial cen-1 tw,y-e'?l1th n land '- ,
sus of thP Ilnitprf St,.tPS t h! The 1930 Ulban Population of
conducted in April, 1960, by the
Bureau of the Census, Depart -
mPnt of rnmrnf, Th np
statistics will bring forward the
I information last collected in thelu,."m p,dt.fcb ". dnn
among the states in population
with a03 7R1 inhMhitnntc nt thn
time the first census was taken
in 1790. In this position it
trailed Virginia and Pennsylva
nia but it was ahead of Massa
chusetts and New York, in that
In 1950, 160 years later, North
Carolina, with 4,061,929 was
tenth among the states in popu
lation. The population of North Caro
lina increased by a million and a
half in the 110-year period end-
ing in 1900. The gain was ex-:
ceeded in the first 40 years of;
the twentieth century when the j
state's population rose froinj
i",893;8ir to" 3.571,623. ' The , in-1
crease of 490,306 between 1950 j
and 1950 was second only to the 1
gain experienced in the
1920 to 1930.
North Carolina was one of the
Thirteen Original States. The
state has a land area of 49,097
square miles. Iii 1950 there was
an average of 82.7 persons per
square mile as compared with an
average of 72.7 in 1950. Among
In Science Fair
Science Fair Week was ob
served at Perquimans High
School this week with the win
ners being announced Wednes
In the junior division, Charles
Eley won first place on a Van
guard rocket exhibit in physi
cal science while Jerry Sulli
van placed second with a micro
scope, study. Biological science
winners were Carolyn Lane,
with an exhibit on life cycle of
the fly and Sidney Ann Blanch
ard was second with an ex
hibit on formation of coal.
. Claude Long's exhibit was
first in the senior division in
physical science. His exhibit
was a cloud chamber. Faye
Wood was second, displaying a
periodical chart of elements. In
the biological science Frank
Ainsley won first, place with
an exhibit on beei while Alton
Daniels was second with an ex
hibit on the human eye.
The winners will be presented
at East Carolina College on Fri
dajr.i April 1.-
Easter Seal Sale
Underway In County '
- - w" " "Z Tnn 1
1 This year's goal will be $400.'
I The containers will be distribut- !
ed to the local business places , absence at Chapel Hill Baptist
and a tag day will be conduct-' Church Sunday, March 27. Lean
ed. , The Easter Seal drive this. O. Lane, who belongs to the
year will be the second conduct- i Temple Baptist Church in Nor
ed in Perquimans County, there-1 folk, will bring the message on
fore, the chairman urges support' Sunday morning. Mr. Lane is
! so the quota can be reached and
;""11" lu""- 1 '"
1 " Persons, or 33 7 percent of
I the population ot the state. This
xt u r i: . : i i nnn I
; VoUMon was living in the 107
urban fringes of the 6 urban-
fea a''eas m Mre
! 'u pereeiH Ol
uiau iu UCIV.CIU i hilt ui uuu
i l3Pulali"n was living m the
uroan places oi iu uuu innao.t-; reU flnd c,aude B,.inn f()r the
ants or more Each -of the 30 p 5mans chamber of Corn
incorporated places of 10,000 or! 11 officials of the
ln.tn ntzl ...;iu un
creases ranging from 1.0 1 percent
in Thomasville city to 190.6 per-
cent in Albemarle
A comparison of census fig
ures for Chowan County from
to 1950 follows:
1870 ..-. 6,450
1900 :. 10,258
Ira Dail Passes
After Long Illness
Ira Dail, '78, died at 11:45
o'clock last night at the True
blood Nursing Home after a
He was the son of the late
Fletcher and Lydia Mansfield
Dail and husband of the late
Barbara Dail. He was a mem
ber of the Great Hope Baptist
Surviving are five sons, Lon
hie Dail of South Mills, and
Ilennie, Gedia L. Loftin and
Charlie Dail of Route 1. Hert
ford; two daughters, Mrs. . Joe
Dail of Hertford and Mrs. Mc
Kinsley Strong of Norfolk; two
brothers, Miles and Matthew
Dail of Hertford; two sisters,
Mrs. Archie Stallirigs of Hert
ford and Mrs. Alphonso Spivey
of Edenton; 17 grandchildren,
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were con
ducted Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the Great Hcpe Bap
tist Church. Burial followed in
the church cemetery.
HOLLOWELL FIRM HOLDS
BARBECUE CHICKEN SUPPER
I fJy ,It Hollowell arid! 'SurfJ Win
fall, s were hosts Wednesday
night:, to a. large number, of
friends and customers v, when a
barbecue chicken' supper, was
"ivent at the firm's warehouse,
K film program y on modern
farming followed the dinner. s .
VISITING SPEAKER AT
CHAPEL HILL CHURCH
The Rev. J. Paul Holoman
- wishes to announce that in his
the son of Mr., and Mrs,
Group To Attend
Perquimans County will be
represented at the Eastern North
Carolina Industrial Development
Conference to be held in Golds-
boro Thursday, March 31.
Invited to the conference,
which begins at 10 A. M. in the
Hotel Goldsboro, from this
county are representatives of
Chambers of Commerce, other
development groups, members of
county boards and commissions,
the General Assembly and all
others interested in and work
ing for industrial development
of this area.
The conference, which is
sponsored by the Committee on
Commerce and Industry of the
State Board of Conservation and
Development, is the first of four
to be held over the state to ac
quaint development workers
with what they should do to
bring more industry into their
Perquimans County is one of
35 Eastern North Carolina coun-
I ties invited to participate in the
. co'nference whose principal
H Hod The Governor wU1
i speak at a
dutch" luncheon at
1 P. M. in the Hotel Goldsboro.
Perquimans County will be
represented at the meeting by
Erie Haste, Jr., for the Hertford
kntarv Tlnh' f'll;ir1i M Hal'.
For The Burnt Mill
I. S. Blanchard, contracting of
ficer for the Burnt Mills Drain
age District, announced Tuesday
that a contract had been award
ed for the Burnt Mill watershed
project. The bids were openec'
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Perquimans County Court
House, with Henry Winslow ol
Elizabeth City being the low
bidder at a cost of a little les
than $20,000. There were eight
bids submitted for the work.
Mr. blanchard stated that the
work is expected to be startec
on the project in about 30 day.
and that the contract calls foi
completion in 112 calendar days.
The drainage area will affect
about 6,000 acres of land.
R. A. Willis Is
In 2-State Area
A Hertford man has won
recognition as the No. 1 Chev
rolet retail salesman in a two-
state area including most of
North and South Carolina, K. E
Staley, general sales manager of
the auto company, announced
Staley said that Russell A.
Willis of Hollowell Chevrolet
Company, Hertford, topped all
other Chevrolet retailers in his
area during 1959 and was among
63 men named nationally as
sales champions of the company.
The 63 were selected from
among more than 26,000 Chev
rolet retail salesmen on the
basis of their 1959 sales per
formances , in their respective
Willis will be honored at a
banquet at the Radio Center,
Charlotte, on April '6 '"at - 6:30
P. M.' At' that time he will be
recognized as president of the
Legion of Leaders, honorary
sales organization in the com
pany's Charlotte zone wfiich cov
ers most cf the Carolinas.
SOCIETY TO MEET
The Perquimans County His
torical Society will meet Mon
day night, March 28, at 8 o clock
in the Perquimans County Li
Carson . Spivey will have
charge of the program and will
present an exhibition on a "lost
Has 24 Case Docket
Visits In County
Walter B. Jones, Pitt County
candidate for the nomination as
Congressman from the First
District, visited in Perquimans
County Monday in quest of votes
here. Jones said he was getting
encouragement about the dis
trict anH ho wmc nlf:icH u-itli I
the apparent support of his can
didacy.; Central PTA Hears
Civil Defense Talk
The Central Grammar School
PTA met in the school auditor
ium Monday night. March 21.
The meeting was called to order
by the president. Mis. Harold
While. The assembly stood to
sing 1 1 io opening song "Old
Noi'th Slate" with Miss John
nie White as accompanist.
ivirs. wiute turned the pro
gram over to Mi s. Ernest Sut-1
on, who conducted the devo
linii. Mrs. Sutton read from St.
Mark 10:13-16 and gave a verv'
inspiring lalk on "Citizenship in
the Home." The Rev. Walter
Hrown was introduced by Mrs.
Sutton and asked to say the
it. M, Thompson gave a talk'sessing tax paid liquor with the
on "Civilian Defense" and point- seal broken.
ed out how Perquimans County) Joseph Norman. Jr., paid the
lacked a satisfactory communi- court costs after pleading guilty
cations system in the event of to a charge of using an improper
t tack. -.Mr. Thompson told -the.
assembly how important it was
for air families to have a suit
able shelter; well-stocked with
food, water, battery radio,- fire
extinguishers and first aid
'quipment to last for 14 days.
Ie also told how to provide
shelter and food fur livestock.
Sccrotaiy. . Mrs. Vivian Dail,
fend the minutes of the last
reeling and they were approv
al. Treasurer. Mrs. Billy Wins-
low, reported a balance on hand j
The floor recognized Mrs.
"aul Smilii who announced that
'he ladies would have a basket-1
'a!l practice March" 30. ;
Mrs. Leo Ambrose asked that
all grade parents remain after!
the meeting to discuss plans
for the forthcoming Easter par-
Mrs. White announced that the
April PTA meeting would be
eld on April 11 instead of
pril 1!!. because of Easter hoi i
lays. Mrs. Linden White, Mrs. Hor
ice Webb and Robert Louis
Stevenson were elected to the
Nominating Committee and ask-jto
6d to have their report ready
for the next PTA meeting.
Mrs. Thomas Maston an
nounced that the 4th and 7th
grade tests are ready for the
parents to see and asked that
these parents make appoint-1
nents with the teachers to
uss the tests given to their
Mrs. Ned Nixon, Hospitality
Chairman reported an attend-tiu-e
of loO members. She also
reported that Mrs. Janet Weath-: urges all residents to fill out the
.rsby's class won first place; j form and have it ready for the
Mrs. Ruth Burden and Mrs. Au-1 census takers when they start
djcy Roach's classes tied for sec-j their rounds on April I. ..
ond place and Mrs. Graham The advance report form con
Wood's class' won third place in tains seven questions about
Ihe attendance record. New at-1 every person in the household;
tendance plaques, made bv Doz-1 and six questions about the
ior Florist, "were presented
Three Perquimans High School i about the dwellilng is the num
students, Pete Cook, Katherine ber of rooms, cooking, facilities,
Sawyer and Willis Williams are,
in Goldsboro today representing
the school at the Eastern Dis
trict Student Council Congress.
The PCS Student Council will
nominate Miss Cook as a can-
didate for the office of secre
tary -of the Congress. Miss
Sawyer and . Williams will act
as campaign managers.
The Student Council is now
engaged in , publishing the
school's "blue and gold" hand
books and is working with the
school PTA in formulating a
"teenage code of ethics".
5 Cents Per Copy .
Perquimans Recorder's Court
in session here Tuesday follow
ing a recess last week disposed
of 24 cases listed, on the court
docket. Two cases were con
tinued and the case of Carley
Gibbs. charged with driving
drunk, was moved up to Su
perior Court on a request by the
defendant for a trial by jury.
Nine defendants submitted to
charges of speeding and paid
fines indicated following their
names: Edward Gage $24, How
ard Stitz S25. Wilmer Perry, Ne
gro, S24, Clinton Skinner, Ne
gro, $35, James Stevens, Negro,
$25, Mario - Scolaro $25, L. E.
Hubley $25, Francis Smith $25
and Allama Redmon $29.
Pleading guilty to charges of
failing to observe a stop sign,
Edward Boyce, James Whito,
Jr., and Wesley Robertson paid
the costs of court.
Claude While, Jr., was found
not guilty on a charge of reck
Melvin Lilly, Negro, pleaded
guilty to assaulting his wife and
paid the costs of court.
Joseph Elliott. Thomas Lamb
and Isaiah Fearing paid the
t"osls of court after submitting
to charges of driving on the left
side of highway.
Roosevelt Ftlton. Negro, sub
mitted to a charge of improper
passing and paid the court costs.
George Rogcrson was taxed
with the court costs after he
submitted to a charge of pos
Costs of court were taxed
against Louis Stallings, who
submitted to a charge of pass
ing on a curve. i
Leioy Jones paid the court
costs on a charge of possessing
non-tax paid liquor.
Jackson Coston, Negro, was
lined $2 and costs after he
pleaded guilty to a charge of be
Levi Rev-ells. Negro, pleaded
guilty to a charge of being
drunk. He was ordered to pay
the court costs or serve 30 days
Report Forms In
Mail This Week
Advance report forms for the
Iflk'O census of population and
housing will be distributed by
Post Office employees this week
all households in this area,
, District Supervisor John Brin-
son has announced.
The advance report form is a
ivw census-taking device which
is designed to speed up the field
canvass and provide more accu-
rate statistics. Distribution ot
dis-jthis form before the start of the
! house-to-house canvass gives the
family a chance to assemble : in-,
loimation about each member in
i.dvance of the census taker's
visit. The- district supervisor
household s dwelling. The house-'
hold information , asked , for is (
name, address, sex, color or
race, month and year of birth,
whether married or single, and
relationship to head of the house- ;
hold. The information required
plumbing and whether rented or
At every fourth household,
the census taker will leave a
census -, household questionnaire
which contains additional ques-
tions covering population and
housing characteristics which are
being asked of a 25 percent
sample of the nation's popula
tion, v Householders are
quested to fill out the household
questionnaire and mail it with
in three days. to the local census
district office, 1 A prc-addresscd,
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