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Volume XXVII. Numtrr i i.
Hertford, Perquiitians County, North Carolina, Friday, April 22, 1960.
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' MONKEY ON HIS BACK-Atter you're used to It, it doesn't'
' bother you. Or. Ernst Lang, director of the Basel, Switzerland,,
' coo, elves a 8ix-monthold apt a ride. An accepted method of '
Hra nsportaUoa ia the Jungle,
Is its mother.
Superior Court included' H
Guminal Docket Wednesday y
Moving with' dispatch, the
April term of Perquimans Su
perior Court concluded Its crim
inal and civil dockets here on
Wednesday "morning and Judge
Paul j Frizelle, presiding, ad
journed ihe term. ,
, Due to Easter Monday holi
day, the court ' convened! Tues
day,' following selection of the
Grand Jury, -three divorce ac
tions were heard and divorces
granted to Laura Green, Alphon
zo Hudson and Martha Ervjn. ;
' A cap is was ordered issued for
Fred Bryant who failed to, ap
pear in court to answer to
charges of driving drunk. ,
- The case of Alfred Bunch was
continued ; until the . next term
of court. u . '
. On motion by the State the
rise in which Willie Felton, Me
tro, was chareed with nnn sud
'; i port "was remanded to fe'"re
.t s ' couw
the court costs.
, ; ,
A yerdiet of not guilty, was
(returned by the jury in the case
ln which Julian- White, Jr., was
phnra0A with Krtfp1ini
: The jury also returned1 a ver
dict of ( not, guilty1 in the .case
ih which Mallard Robertson was
charged with larceny.
. t'.Carley Gibbs entered a plea
oti guilty to a charge of reckless
drjving. He was given a 60-day
scittchce to be suspended : upon
.payment of the costs of court
Donnic Bateman, 'being tried
on iharges . of driving on the
wrong side of a road, reckless
driving and hit and run, entered
(a plea of guilty to a charge of
; '-reckless driving which was aci
ce'ptod W the State." lie' was
ordered to pay a fine of $50 and
.Costs. 'V '
James' Mctntyrey Negro, entct'
cd a. 'plea of, guilty to a charge
of ; aimed" robbery. He was
'sentenced to: stated prison for
, a term of 9 to 7 years.
' Three civil ' cases, H. D. Hur
dle; vs. -Oliver D. Layden; Roy
S. .Chappell vs. Norman MBass
and Thomas Chappell vs. Nor
man 'Bass v-were continued. A
pre-trial conference was held in
the case of Lizzie Armstrong vs.
George Armstrong and the case
of 'Jt. A. B. Bonner - vs. Ron
aid JBateman. was settled out of
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;fTew officers for the Hertford
J'J' Chamber ' of Commerce
wc e tlcc'-i at a meeting con
t! 'cd .v ' . 'ay night of last
v k. V. A (dUy) V.Tiite was
i ed pu ' '--ni of the drgani
i on to sutxfced Marion Swin-
t .lior officers named include
" 'e Iljirphlftt, vice' presi-
t; C.AOod CopclanJ, sccrc-J
; I' -yd Dail, t "surer;
i.jms, Su ; v lector j
i rr i Leu
i . Jvill, d.i-ttoi-s. I
k -rs will le fci-
J' rt which t're
- v Ihi' '
tU Uttla guy thinks Dr. lAnff-v
Walter B. Jones To '-
Speak Here Saturday
Walter B, Jones, candidate for
the Congress for the First Dis
trict of North Carolina, : will
speak in Hertford' qp t Saturday
night April 23, at, 8 0 clock.
The speaking event will be held
in the Court House and the pub
lie is invited to attend and hear
Mr. : Jones discuss . his campaign
for the office. " , , j ' ,
I Men from the Baptist church-'
annual meeting on Monday,
April. 25, at ' the" "Edehtonar
mory. Region One is comprised
of Baptist churches' in. the fol
lowing counties: Chowan, Per
quimans, Hyde,. '.Tyrrell, l)are,
Pasquotank, Gates, Currituck,
Camden, Washington, Hertford,
Northampton and Bertie. The
meeting will begin with sup
per for tlrt men at 6:30 o'clock.
Presiding during the meeting
will be O. C. Long, Jr.,; director
of Kegion One. The" congrega
tional sinuintr wilr h 1tH' hv- th
Rev. Charles Sinclair, regionaljfor the township-, In which the
choirstcr. . The devotional 'p4
riol will i be . jcondupted: Ay" the
Rev. Thurman Allred, pastor of
the Rocky Hock Baptist Church.
James Sapp, , associate of the
Brotherhood " Commission,' Mem
phis, Tenn., will present a plan
,of , new . organization for , the
Baptist . Brotherhood. ' A panel
discussion of pertinent questions
concerning 'the new Brotherhood
plan will be presented by the
Rev. Clyde Davis, Brotherhood
secretary of North- Carolina. ' in
cluded in the panel wilL ; be
James Sapp, ,B. W. Jacksqn,
John Moore, DeWey Hobbs, Sr.,
and D. C. ,Pryor. - -
Special music will be furnish
ed by the ChbWan College .Choir
under the: direction of James
Chamblee, director of music at
Chowan Collge. . '
William Mitchiner of Oxford,
N. C.t will bring a report of his
recent tour 6f mission fields in
The regional director has an
nounced that between 400 ' and
500 men are expected to attend
the meeting at ,Edenton: This
meetihgls one" of ten slmnar
moetirtgSheld for Baptist ,men
in North Carolina .between April
23 and May 12. "1 An estimated
number of 6,C:0 to 10,000 men
will attend thfse i meetings. 1
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, Three c-
i , oh " uvvuiy
sing sesgioo. of
' loaded1 guilty
? t ing drunk on
'xi.' lie w
1 sent ice.
1 c. were
I r "I, Te
r to a
prior to the c;
tlie Surerior Ct
to a chn- cf
' rn a Tl-i' 7
ertuimans Cotinty , votti will
determine the outcome of eight'
contested races', for rounfv of-1
faces in - the May . 28 primary
election,, according to W, Jarvis'
ward, .chairmaa of the County
Board of Elections. , y .
Final filing time for, county
offices came up at noon last Fri
day and Mr; Ward said no new
races developed at the test min
ute, however, Clarence. C. Chap
pell, Sr., filed, unopposed, for
membership on - the ?,Board of
The eight contests in the coun
ty election will be between; Car?
roll R. (Holmes and Archie T.
Lane,1 Sr.,' for Representative ;
Julian C. Powell.' and W. A
White, for Register of Deeds;
Chas. E., Johnson and Walter
G. ; Edwards . for .' Judge of Re
corder Court; Harry W. Winslow
and Riley ; S. Monds, Jr., for;
Commissioner of Hertford Town
ship; - George W. Baker and
Thomas D. Nixon for Commis
sioner of. Parkville Township; G.'
Elwood Nowell and W. Savage
Jolliff, for Commissioner of Bel
videre Township'; R. L. Spivey
and Moody HarreM, for Com
missioner of New Hope Town
ship, and Mary Relfe Brinn and
Allan . B. Bonner for Board of
Education ..for Hertford Township.''-'''
Seven local Candidates are
without opposition and will be
certified as the nominees in the
general election next Novem
ber; these candidates are J.; Em
mett Winslow for State Senate;
D. J F. Reed, 'Jr., for County
Treasurer; William W. ,Bundy for
shrpowrd lISra't&wsT COarS1
ence C. Chappell,. Sr George S.
Caddy and Delvin H. Eure for
the Board of Education.
TJwo new lam, cnacled by the
test vLegislatur'e, vwill be in ef
fect for the first time in this
year's election. . The first law
Calls for County Commissioners
to be nominated-' for office only
by voters of ? the respective
townships. ' Thus county voters
will no longer cast 'ballots for
the entire board in the primary
oui oniy lor xne commissioner
Members of the Board of Edu
cation will be nominated by vot
ers of the county as a whole but
only five members . are to be
nominated and rone -member
must come from each of the five
townships of the county.. The
candidate receiving the highest
numoer or wtes for lus respec
tive township will be the nomi
nee. y- r?:--r '- ;- -'--v " '-"
' Due to this " last law candi
dates seeking Jmembership on
Ihe Board of Education, even
though they are without "opposi
tion, must have their names ap
pear, on the,, primary ballot in
order to receive the nomina
tion for the office, . ' 1
Draft Office On
. Part-time office hours ; were
started at the Perquimans Coun-
tV Local Board this WMk.' Thel
onice is now open only two and
... - 1
one-half - days a Week. Hours
are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30
A. M., Until 5:30 P.. M.f , closed
IJf noon'to 1:00 p; 'for lunch;
Tuesdays' 6:30 "M until .12:3.0
- Tuesday tabttMJr" Ae5 Local
Board fJforwarae4 .' three; jpegi
strants for "physical examination
and. one - for.; induction. ; Per
quimans County does not' have
a call for the month of May.?'
The. .board is Still reviewing
the files' of alt registrants. They
are unalje to; locate the follow I
ing registrants" and ' would " ap-1
preciate any ; information con-.
cerning themt John Henry El
1 iott, -Wlnf all; . Sterling . LeRoy
Miller, j 80 Dpbb Street, Hert
foroVCharleB Parker - Nungezer,
17 Penna. Avenue, Hertford;
Johnnie 'William' Jordan,; "Route
3, Hertford; 1 Fdward Cobert
I.'artin, Vinfall; Harlem Forrest
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Lav IJ&rttnrn LF I A
fill II Cl U Ul U I I M
:The Hertford Grammar School
PTA met last Thursday night,
April 14, in the auditorium of
the school with a registered; 164
in attendance. '
Mrs. R. L. Hollowell, presi
dent, presided and called the
meeting to order. The president
(recognized Mrs. J. W. Dillon,
who gave the devotional, teing
parts of the 24th Psalm ' and
Genesis I as a basis. ; ; '.
' "Mrs. John Wihslowj secretary,
read the minutes of the previous
meeting . which ; were approved.
Mrs, (Freeman Long, treasurer,
reported a balance of $695.74 in
A report from the nominating
committee was given by Mrs,
Talmadge Rose who stated that
the following had been nominat
ed for 1960-61 officers Mrs.
Robert Hollowell, president; Mr.
and 'Mrs. Broughton Dail, vice
president; Mrs. Marion Swin
dell, secretary, and Mrs.- Free
man Long, treasurer. The com
mittee's slate of officers were
It . ' was announced . by Miss
Thelma Elliott that on April 21,
a standardized test win be giv
en to the students of he school,
with the exception of the first
grade. After tha tests, are check
ed, parents will ybrf given in
pjrti;,t a Jto Ihev SchofclJ
see the test "papers and (talk
with the teacher concerning
their child. As a result of these
j tests it is hoped that the find
ings will help the student inj
next year's, work. I
The state chairman of thei
goals committee, Mrs.- R. : S,
Monds, , congratulated the Hert
ford Grammar, PTA' for becom
ing a standard association.
Mrs. Talmadge Rose, program
chairman,, presented the 7th
crades who were in charse of a
science program under the di-
rectiort of Mrs. R.. S, Monds.
The program consisted of several
groups of students from the 7th
grades, each group demonstrat
ed : experiments that ' are con
ducted in their classes. The first
group of four girls tarried out
an experiment on1 carbon diox
ide end oxygen. As : the experi
ment progressed -ea'h"girl ex-
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To Collate Drive
Officers for the Chamber of
Commerce membership fund
drive being conducted in Per
quimans County met -Monday
j night to review the progress of
hc camraien tn dote. I
R.. L, Hollowell; chairman of i
tho mnrnWhin rtriwo i.rowf nil I
solicitors to complete their- can-
vass for members as 'rapidly as
possible , since the organization
topes, to become operative ithi
m.,.1h'e''loect'.two' months 7 1
Hollowell ' atihounced nemboTV
ships t Staling! about $7,000; had
been secured io date. ' . Me, (oint.
e4 out this is short of the budg
et goai of , $12,000 but'; it is be
lieved the goal"will be achieved
if and when all solicitors hv
; Only ; about , one-third " of the1
prospective membership, list had
been canvassed when, the meet
ing was; held " Monday : and the
Chamber of Commerce officers
were optimistic many of the in
dividuals and firms. yet. -to be
contacted will subscribe to mem
bership, when Teached by the
Individuals desiring to ' Jol
the Chamber of Commerce,' and
this can be any. individual, since
"-irahip -is rl .".Ited.eole
v ' r j-y do so
i Wvll by
At April M
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARRIOR Just the sight of this U.S.
soldier, dressed in chemical, radioactive protected gear, could
send the enemy running in fear. The practical, but not beau i
tiful, costume is seen during maneuvers in Germany.
Hifetorical Marker Ceremony
Plaiaied At Belvidere May 1
France's - President Charles
DeGaulle started a 17-day visit
to Canada and the United States
this week- as - a prelude to the
summit meeting scheduled ' next
month. -'' DeGaulle is scheduled
to meet with President Eisen
hower for talks concerning the
problems to be discussed at the
Looking toward the summit
meeting, ' diplomats . forecast no
real solutions for the. East-West
problems;; bujt4 redictno JJfw
Soviet demands for the Allies1 to
get out of Berlin,. , The Com
munist, East German government
has. stepped up collect! vation of
agriculture in what is believed
to be a propoganda move to off
set any Western proposal to
ward unification of Germany.
Student riots in Korea, touch
ed off according to reports, by
recent elections which the stu
dents say : were rigged, is caus
ing trouble in that Asian na
tion. . Police action was taken in
five towns Wednesday following
fighting which ..killed more than
30 persons and resulted in in
juries to many others. , t
Great Britain has decided it
no longer will - produce nuclear
weapons j but is now discussing
the purchase of such weapons
from the V. 3. after this, coun
try hag. perfected them. London
announcements say Great Bri
taln cainbtifinance the search
and fcjqpnient .and wl Jlqok
toward the U. S. . as its ally to
supply juVh weapons at.rison
able.costs. ', . ':,'?
The originator of the U. S.
pay as you go income tax pan
Beardslcy RumL died this week.
Ruml conceived the plan ' for
withholding taxes and it was
adopted by the federal govern
ment in 1943.
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VlIK, CrLnlron TTpr
; Miss Thelma Grey Quidlcy,
daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Quidley of "Elizabeth City, and
WUliam Divers III, son of Bill
D 'era. and 'the late Maude , Per,:
irv "Divers, were married Friday
afternoon, April 15 at the Hert-J f R Committee To
foM iMethodist ; Church. . Thrur .M-..J1 noiLi, .'1;.
ceremony was performed by the, lueei rApTU COln !' ;
Rev. James A. Auman, pastor of'. ' -.
ihe church in "the presence 1of, The ' Executive Committee of
the fafilies. " v ' " the ' Pasquotank vv PerqUimans-
Mr. Divers was "best man forjOMnden Tuberculosis Associa
W son and Edith' Barkley, twmt.,(n' will hold its annual spring
lister Uf 'the bride, Was maidi'meetm Thursday, April 28, at 8
of honor. i P. M in the Health Department.
. Mr. and Mrs.' D. A. Carver' Elizabeth City. J. H. Moore,
entertained at a reception at' President of the association.
their home immediately follow
ing the ceremony. ' . ' '
; After a wedding trip to Wash
ington, D. ; C, the couple are
making their home in (Newport
News, Va where the groom is
employed in the shipyard.
kAmsd to cowen. ;r
Anne Brinn, daughter of Dr.
1 Mrs T. P.'Erinn, has been
" 3 i y t' e . Ctudewt Council
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A historical marker will be
placed on the grounds of Belvi
dere Plantation in Perquimans
County on May 1 by the North
Carolina Society and the Sir
Richard G r e n v i 1 1 e Chapter,
Dunn, of the Colonial Dames of
the XVII Century.
This will be the second mark
er placed by the Colonial Dames,
The first marked "Sycamore" in
Chowan County as the oldest
house in North Carolina.
The marker at "belvidere"
j will be four feet high and made
of river rock. A boulder from
the Cape Fear River with a
bronze plaque will sit on a base
I of rock from the Perquimans
The marker will be unveiled
by v Mary 'Lee Ncwby, grand-niece-
of Wj, -4S-;- Newby, to whose
family "Belvidere" " belonged for
Gabriel Newby migrated to
Perquimans County from Vir
ginia and purchased the proper
ty of "Belvidere" in 1698. In
his will, probated in i735,' he
left the plantation to his son,
The low Dutch-Colonial frame'
house with dormer windows was.
built in 1767 by Thomas D. New
by, who inherited the land.
Later . Exum Newby, trader
who carried on a Jarft amount
of business in the West Indies
during the 18th century, inherit
ed the property.
The next owner was a Dr.
Lamb, who came into the prop
erty through his wife, a Newby.
His sons, T. C, and Berry C.
Lamb, inherited and sold the
property to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
The Andersons purchased 22
acres and the present house in
1935, which had been vacant for
more than 8' year and was in
need of repairs. At the same
time they bought 400 acres of
farm land, which had probably
been part of "Belvidere" farm
land originally. .
In addition to extensively re
storing the house, the Andersons
planted hundreds of trees and
shrubs and several thousand jon
quil and narcissus bulbs.
The Andersons, sold "Belvi
dere" and 22 acres in 1948 to Lt.
Cmdr. Charles Hentz of Norfolk.
Va., who held it until 1955, when
he sold it to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Chenoweth of Santa Ana, Calif.,
the present owners.'
The Chenoweths have restored
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urges all members to be present
at this meeting. ,
DISTRICT WINNER :
Nita Nixon, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Nixon, was
sixth grade winner in the dis
trict poster contest sponsored by
the Conservation Department
and Elizabeth City Chamber of
Commerce last week. (Five
counties . were entered
To Display Tags
Police Captain B. L. Gibbs to
day issued a warning to car
owners residing within the
Town of Hertford. He pointed
out an ordinance calls for car
owners to purchase and display
a license for the town. Some
motorists, Mr. Gibbs said, have
failed to comply with this ordi
nance and unless they do so im
mediately the police will cite
ihe violators to court.
For Nathan Relfe
Nathan Anderson Relfe, 70,
died at his home in Hertford
Wednesday afternoon at 12:35
following a long illness. A na
tive and lifelong resident of
Perquimans County, he was the
son of the late Lee and Lizzie
Keaton Relfe, a retired farmer,
and a member of the First
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Lizzie Myers White Relfe;
two daughters, Mrs. John
Broughton and Mrs. Jack Brinn
of Hertford; four grandchildren
and sevcal nieces and nephews. the well site and installation of
The body was taken from the machinery and pump at tha s !;
Swindell Funeral Home to Ced- also renovation and moderniza
arwood Cemetery for graveside I tion of the present filter plant,
services at 2:30 Thursday after-The Town of Hertford will have
noon. The Rev, . A. Auman,
pastor of the First Methodist
Church officiated. '
"Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me"
was sung by members of the
First Methodist Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Edgar Fields,
Sr., Henry Stokes, Eldon Wins
low, Bill Cox, Jim Bass and
4-H Club Members
In Fat Stock Show
On April 26 and 27, the 15th
annual Albemarle . Fat Stock
Show and Sale will be held at
the Scott and Halstead Produce
Terminal on the Weeksville
Perquimans County 4-H Club
members who have stock enter
ed in the show and sale have
been very busy getting their ani
mals ready for the two-day
event. Of course, they have
been feeding and caring for their
animals for quite a few months,
but with the show and sale get
ting close they have been, wash
ing and cleaning the animals
and getting them gentle.
The 4-H'ers who have steers
entered are: Betsy and Jimmy
Kirby, daughter and son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. R. Kirby; Tommy
and Bobby Harrell, sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Thurman Harrell;
Waldo Winslow, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy. Winslow; J. A. Bray,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Bray, Sr.; 'Willis Williams, son
of Mr.' ' and ' Mrs; . Claude Wil
liams; Melvin Eure,. Jr., son of
Mr.' and Mrs. Melvin Eure, Sr.;
Carson Spivey, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mis. Carson Spivey, Sr.,
and MaryBeyi ..Hurdle, daugh
ter of Mrs. Fannie Hurdle.'
Those'whtf will have hogs' are:
Bryan Millerr son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. M. Miller; Carolyn Faye
Rogerson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs 'C ,T. Rogerson, Jr.; Ed
and Gene Nixon, sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Preston Nixon; Waldo
Winslow, . Tommy Harrell and
On Saturday morning, April
23, Beth Hurdle will have a fit
ting and showmanship demon
stration i for "the other 4-H'ers
who have 'Steers entered in the
Fat Stock Show: They ar all
invited to come" to her horn on
Camp Perry Road -in- the New
Hope Community at AO o'clock
and take part in this damoratra-
-tioa. , .. . . .
Meeting here in special ses
sion Tuesday night, Hertford's
I Town Board awarded contracts
for construction work in connec
tion with the installation of a
new water system for the town.
Piedmont Housing and Con
struction Company of Durham
received the general contract
with a low bid of $71,220, while
New Home Appliance Company
of Elizabeth City was awarded
contracts for the plumbing, heaU
ing and electrical work on a
low bid of $4,530.
A total of seven bids, ranging
from a low of $71,220 to a high
of $154,700 was submitted on
the general contract while one
bid was submitted for .ie plumb
ing and heating and three bids
were submitted for the electrical
All bids were received and
opened at a meeting held Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Fol
lowing the opening of the bids,
William F. Freeman, engineer-,
and architects for the project,
made a study of the proposed
bids and at the special night
meeting recommended the board
award the contracts to the low
Mr. Freeman announced the
general contractor will have 240
calendar days in which to com
plete the work, the time to be;
gin about May 15.
The contracts call for 'con
struction of a pump house at
the responsibility of : installing. .i
"pipe " lihe' from the filter plant,";
to the well site as well as in- '
stallation of' a power line from ,
the plant to the well.
Total costs of the program, in
cluding the drilling of the well
last year at a cost of $7,500,
will run close Jo $105,000, which
includes the architect fees. Or
iginal estimates on the project
amounted to $100,000.
The project will be financed
through funds raised by the
sale of $100,000 in bonds, which
is completed, authorized by a
referendum conducted last Sep
tember.' completion of the work, Hert
ford water consumers will have
a much improved water supply
and the town will have doubled
its water demand capacity.
Indians Trip Aces;
Here Friday P.M.
Perquimans High School con
tinued its drive for another Al
bemarle Conference baseball ti
tle Tuesday afternoon by defeat
ing the Edcnton Aces 1-0 for
the second time this season.'
Pete Hunter, the Indians' iron
man pitching staff, again baffled
the Edenton batsmen, giving up
on'ly two hits while his team
mates garnered three safeties off
the Edenton pitcher, Harrell.
Perquimans scored its run in
the second inning when Nixor
hit a double, : Colson grounded
to third and Nixon scored when
Edenton committed an error at
The Indians will play in Hert
ford again Friday afternoon
when they meet Williamston in
a return game in conference
i competition. Game time is set
for 2:00 P. M. ' - ,
Prom Friday Night
Members of . the Junior CTiss
at Perquimans HijJi. School will
entertain the Senior Class at th
annual prom on Friday night
E. C. Woodard, principal nt
ther school, hasv announced tlio
prom will be 1 '1 r-f-w i c
hours bf 8 e ' " ',
that tie s '
have ho i
f e sttit1