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.'.J . Commissioners for Perqukn
; ans 'County, meeting here Mon
.'!! day in regular session, complet
1 1 1 j ! i ed preliminary study of the
! : : 1900-61 budget and tentatively
v,!: adopted a tax rate ot $1.25 per
: hundred dollars valuation for the
i ' , year beginning July 1.
f The tentative budget 'is based
. Upon new valuation figures of
$14 million and calls for a tax
r 1 levy of $175,000 which is $5,000
less than levied for the current
?, year. ' The budget is expected to
'. t be adopted at the June meeting
of the board.
The board also voted to re-
A . v quest the State Highway Com
: mission to install a bypass at a
, . proposed bridge construction
'site in the Whiteston commun-
ity in the event the construction
project is stared here.
Authority was granted for ths
installation of a communication
sending set for the sheriff's de-
. partment, which will be a part of
v the communication system . set
Up by the town of Hertford two
years ago. .
j The board tabled action on
i . request "presented by Robert L.
Hollowell and Charles Hollo
..well, representing the Perquim-
. ans .Chamber of Commerce, in
which they sought the county to
purchase a $1,000 membership in
. the organization.
I.Mrs. Blanche Kanoy was ap
pointed as delinquent tax col
: lector, succeeding B. L. Gibbs,
v who. resigned last month.
; r The board also '.voted-to in
' struct Sheriff J. K. White to ad
vertise during the month of
June all property upon which
1959 taxes " had -not - been paid
- and to sell , The tax lien on
, Tuesday, July 5.
It was announced during the
. i : meeting the 'board Will, receive
v' , i pica for luel oil to toe purchased
j- ny tne county ounog tne iap'
; I fiscal year atitsoexf meeting
' "'' 'June 6. Contracts for this award
t will be made at that time.
' "V iv -: 'Authorization was also "voted
''p to amend the current ,yea,r bud-
" jjei iur uie purpose ui auuiiig
, - $1,500 for the expenditures of
" hospitalization ' for. 'County, as.
' sis ted patients'.
...The fifteenth i annual ?Albe-
. Biflrle Fat Stock Show and Sale
Was one of the most successful
events: Perquimans County 4
era have participated in, in
' $u$e a few years. The boys and
girls - exhibited and sold ' ten
steers! and 28 hogs in the annual
two-day event i :
: , .The showmanship, contest held
on April 27 was, as usual, one
of the most competitive events
at the show and sale. Perquim-t
. ans County had five contestants
in this event. They were , Beth
Hurdle, ' Tommy Harrell. Waldo
'Winslow,; Carson Spivey (and J.
A; Bray, Jr. '.In .this event the
judge watches the person show
ing; the calf and -how well the
animal has been trained, fed and
cleaned up ready for the show.
Again this year Beth Hurdle
r was- declared the second place
-Winner and Waldo Winslow was
the fourth place showman in the
contest,) ' " '
At 2 P. M. on . April 27 the
Bale of the stock got underway
(Continued on P" Thm)
Kelles Fcr Bc:;r.er
A Perquimans County "Belles
for Bonner" organization was
perfected here Tuesdfy night
when some 80 ladies from all
parts, of the cou
inty- attended a,
dinner meeting at Elliott's Cafe i wasting gullies, and thy descend
! hear Congressman Ilurbert -C. j ants shall decrease land live in
r ?;:bt- report on his campaign poverty or perish trom off ithe
i "-election activities
' ' .3 up' the ."r-lles for
r" rct'p here is I'rs. Liz
I . C ho S"!J f e pur
- ' --"iA'Jon is to
i ' f e i'.t in
Hertford Native ,
' A Hertford .native, James H.
Davnnnnrt. was rpfirwl last Fri
day from the U.'S. Coast Guard
aiicr zu years oi acuye service.
Davenport' was ' Senior . Chief
Yeoman, having been promoted
to that rank in 1959.
Davenport plans to take over
the management of the Coast
Guard Exchange at the Reserve
Training Center, Yorktown, Va.,
on June 1.
Set At PerquimLis
Kxercises for the thirty-fifth
commencement of Perquimans
High School will take place May
29-30. On Sunday," May 29, at
8:00 P. M., ihe 'baccalaureate
sermon will be delivered by he(
Rev. James A.. Auman, pastor
of the Hertford Methodist
Church.:. The Rev. E. F. Mosaley.l
rector of ithe Holy Trinity Epis
copal Church, will " give the
Scripture and prayer! and the i
invocation nd benediction will
be given by ithe Rev. Orval. Dil
lon, pastor of the Up,. River
Friends Church. The Glee Cluib
will present special music and
Bobby Overton will sing, r ;
Commencement will be Mon
day, May 30, at .8:00 P. M., with
the Senior Class having charge
of the program. ' Katherine
Sawyer will . give" the Veledici
tory speech and Linda. Iou El
liott, 'the Salutatory.' Pauline
Baecus will give the history Of
tbefilass; Carojya-Whitt 1heW
vocation, and CJay , Stokes jll
present the class gift . to the
school.- Willis Williams, Bobby
Overton and Tommy Tarkington
will sing land the Glee Club
will provide other musical num
bers. Awards and diplomas will
be presented, after which Jack
Brinn .will . give .the. benediction.
This is the largest . class to
graduate in i the history of Per
quimans High Sdhool-rthere are
72 members. 1 -
May 31 is a student holiday
but teachers, will come and com
plete their records. June 1 is
the last' day of the 1959-60 school
term when report cards will be
given out; the eighth grade will
be promoted and numerous
awards -will be-made. '
Soil Stewardship Week Will
Be Observed From May 22-29
During the period May 22-29,
Soil .Stewardship .Week j will be
observed . in churches of all
faiths throughout . the nation.
The 3,825 Soil Conservation Dis
tricts in the United States are
sponsors of this program.;. The
37 districts for North Carolina,
Which include every acre of pri
vately owned farmland from
Man'teo to Murphy, invite your
special attention to Man's ob
ligation to be a good steward in
his use of God's gifts of soil,
water, plants . and wildlife.
An Eleventh Commandment
"Thou shalt inherit the Holy
Earth as a faithful steward, con
serving its resources and pro
ductivity from generation - to
generation. Thou Shalt safe
guard thy fields from soil eros
ion, thy living waters from dry
ing up, thy forests from deso
lation, end protect . thy hills
from overgrazing by thy herds.
that thy descendants may have Lions Club -will hold their -an-abundance
forever. If any shall nuai charter :nd..: ladies', might
fail in this stewardship of the! Fririnv iwk nr n,i. ir
land, thy fruitful fields shall be -
.i ...... .. .. :m- - . ,
come sterile, stony ground 'andjner party will start t 7 o'clock.'
' . Walter Clay Iwermilk.
;. The, Eoil Conservation District
SupervL -rs fcf Perquimans Coun
ty are f n'' m'terial on
.1 C - ) V.'cX to the
r ' lilt!? cue.'jr end ask-
y : i " -3 s V
Hertford Perquimans County. North Carolina, Friday, May 6, 1960.
Gathered at Horrrv Point
'uation lour, were number of Navy officials frjm Washington who were joined by a delega- ?
viio,,-0,..l?.erUord civic leaders. Pictured here on the sUe are Miyor V. N. Cardan; Vice Admiral
. ,.. E. Wilson. Chief of Naval Operation for Logistics; State Senatbr J. Emmett Winslow; Con-
Sressman Herbert. C. Bonner; Under Secretary of the Navy. Fred A. Bants, aiH Rear Admiral
J. Peltier. Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Photo by Bureau Yards and Docks)
Becomes Bride Of
Frank M. Roberts
' The marriage of Miss Valeria
Gordon ' White, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Norfleet White
of Hertford, to Frank Marvin
Roberts of EOenton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. David Morris Roberts
of Long Island City; New York,'
was ' -solemnised Sunday evening.
May '1; at 6 P. M., 'in the Hert
ford Baptist Church, ' with the
Rev. Norman B. Harris perform
ing the double ring' ceremony
in a setting of palms, gladiolas,
mums and cathedral candles.
Given . in marriage ; by r her;
brother, Ernest Wilson
the bride wore a floor length
gown of white chan-
tijly . lace and nylon wedding
tulle : over . satin, r styled with
wide scooped neckline, outlined
with heart-shaped: appliques of
iridescent . sequins end . seed
pearls, long torso fitted bodice
with self-covered buttons down
the back and long lace sleeves
ending in wedding points over
the -hands; very full gathered
Continued on Page Eight
below; ' i r 1 ! i
, ' IL S. Population .
' 1950 151,?00,p60 s 't
' . 1 2000-335,000,000 '
.' Cropland per person
- . 1950 3.1 acres
1959 2.8 acres
20001.6 acres ,
1. Current figures indicate that
2.5 'acres of cropland are requir
ed to adequately feed and clothe
one person, . v,
2. Net gain of 1 person every
12 seconds. ,
3. -2,700 acres each day taken
out of production, for highways,
airports, factories and other- ur-
banizatioh developments. ; .!
Lions Clab Ladies'
Niht Party Friday;
Members' , nf . th" HrtfcH
theHotel Hertfordi. The din-
F " . .,.w.v
Among the , specia t guests for
the event will be Ray E: Hollo-
well of Camden; Deputy IKstrict
Governor for Lions Interna-
tional. , -i:. . 1
. Gorden L. Rogers bf the N. C.
Pulp Compahy will ' present a
film pro-am entitled, 'Vare of
the Forest II. 'ps Paper Have Its
Naval Air Station wednesdav
ves List Of
I Meeting in a special session
'here last Friday night, , the
Board of Education approved
the county teachers list for the
term starting next September,
it was reported by J. T. Big
gers, superintendent. , y;
The board also voted to in
stall the driver's .training pro
gram for the schools during Jhe
months of June, and July, rsfth
er than conduct the program
during the winter months, l i
The superintendent and chair
man of the board were author
ized to continue a study toward
acquiring Jandadjaeent to " jhe
Pei;quimfl.ns Union,, SchaoUJr
use uxpanaing uus iacuwy.
: Teachers' . 'contracts approved
for .the LComing year were . : '
Perquimans High School: E.
C Woodard, principal; Mrs.'
Elizabeth Skipsey, Mrs; Annie
Jessup, Mrs. Janet Walker,
Isaac Perry, Mrs. Clara Boswell,
Gilliam Underwood, Mrs. Joann
Stallings, Mrs. Dorothy Barbee,
Miss Prances Newby, J. L. Tun
nelL: Mrs. John, Copley, Mrs. An
niebelle' Whitley, Mrs. Blanche
Dillon, Joseph - A. Williams.
Central Grammar School:
Thomas Maston, principal; Miss
Jonnie White, Mrs. Mrytle
Wood,. Mrs. Helen Winslow, Mrs.
Julia Stokes, Mrs. Audrey
Roach, Mrs. Lucille White, Mrs.
Bertha Lane,, Mrs. Eugenia Beck,
Mrs. Ruth' Burden, Mrs. Mary
L. Morris, Mrs. Lessie Winslow,
Mrs. Janet ' Weathersbee, Mrs.
Atha Tunnell, Mrs. Mary White.
Hertford , Grammar School!
Miss Thelma Elliott, principal;
Mrs. Grace Costen, Miss Mary
Sumner, Miss Gladys Felton,
Mrs. Ira Eure, Mrs. Ruth Wins
low, Miss Mildred Reed, Mrs.
Annie Williams, ; Miss Louise
Chalk, "Miss Caroline Wright,
Mrs. Thomas Mastpn, county
i Perquimans Union School: J,
A. Dempsey, principal; Mrss
Johnsie, Privott, W. R. Privott,
Mrs. Mable Stroud, ' Mrs. Dor
othy Thomas, W. J, Thompson,
Mrs.. Leona Wilson,- Mrs. Addie
Hoffleav Miss Lula Mae Tillett,
Norwood Davis, Mrs. Elizabeth
Leloatche, King A Williams,
Mrs. Ruth Harrison, George N.
Reid, . Mrs. ; . Jennie Thompson,
Miss j Vivian Sharpe, Thomas I
White, Henry E. Daughtrey,
Mis? Xoris Jennings; Mrs. Mary
James, Mrs. Mary Newby, Mrs.
Jldonia Rogerson, Mrs. Wealtha
-.'.( Mardre, Mrs. Letitia Lessane,
1 Mrt ITWnn 7.aoharv Mrs Annie
E. Simons, Mrs. Rosa Newby,
Miss jwyrue r eipon,
riett Winslow, Mrs. Rosa Lowe,
Mrs. Alma Kingsbury.
. King Street School: Dewey
S."Newbyi principal; Mrs. Hattie
Riddick,,.John Wynn, Fred Rid
dick.i Mrs. Hazel' Beamon, Miss
Jessie: Sharpe, Mrs. Cleopatra
Uon ..Mrl Arotny wewoy,
Mrs, .Jessie Skinner, Mrs. Ger-
aldine lowe, Miss. Nellie Holley,
Mas. Eliza Perry, Mrs. Mary
Jordan, Miss Elizabeth Hunter.-1
Last week It was announced
lhit' Hr. and Mrs. Julian 'Brough-r-rs's
I'aufhtiT had STived end
-nei Julian; iV.s was in
In Jeep Accident
Chas. E. Johnson, Judge of
Perquimans Recorder's Couit,
sustained injuries -Wednesday
when a Jeep in Which he was
driving overturned on the New
i Hope road, '. near the home of
Raymond Perry. '
; Mr." Johnson was taken to
the Chowan Hospital for obser
vation ana treatment. It was
reported late Wednesday night
he had suffered no serious in
jury but received many bruises
A witness said the accident
occurred this way: Johnson's
hat started to blow off; John
son reached for it and the Jeep
went out of control throwing
Johnson in a ditch; the Jeep
jumped the ditch and came to
a stop in a farm yard.
Indians Win Title
With 3-0 Victory
The; Indians of Perquimans
rngh ichoql are baseball cham-
i pions , of the Albemarle Con-
Scoring a 3-0 victory over
Scotland Neck here last Tuesday
afternoon gave Perquimans , a
9-1 record in conference play
for the season. The Indians
lost only to Plymouth and this
defeat was avenged last' Friday
when Perquimans shut-out the
Panthers 2-0 in a return game.
Pete Hunter, recognized as
one of the better high school
pitchers in this area, lid a mas
terful job turning back . both
Plymouth and Scotland Neck.
All of the scoring in the game
Tuesday came in the first inning.
The i lndians sporting a hitting
streak tallied three runs. Til
ley doubled to knock in two
Coach Ike Perry stated ; the
Indians will play several prac
tice games during lhe next two
weeks in preparation' for : the
play-offs which begin week af
' A Bonner For Congress bar
becue and rally, for the people
of the Albemarle, will be held
Friday night of this week at
Scott & Halstead Potato Shed,
on ,the Weeksville Road near
Elizabeth City. The event will
Start at 6 o'clock. , .
All citizens of the Albemarle
area, including Perquimans,- Pasquotank,-
Camden, Gates and Dare coun
ties," are invited to attend. It
has been announced 1 there will
be plenty of barbecue for every-,
body., r-.- ;-'' . .A ,v-.:'': V:.'..
Edmund H. Harding, national;
ly known humorist, will be mas
ter of ceremonies and added en
tertainment will be provided. by
the Washington High School
Band. ;(v---'-: ;.ysr ..
Congressman Bonner ' will . be
present for the occasion and
will make a short talk.
Cap, and Mrs. Rufus T. Brinn
announce the birth Of a daugh
ter, Mary Martha, bora April 23
ty CaroLfct Warwick, Thode Island.
Navy Secretary Says Plans
Being Considered To Place
Harvey Point In Operation
;J' f Hope for' some type of opera
v tions to be installed ait the Har-
- vey Point Naval Air Station was
revived here Wednesday morn
ing when Navy : Under Secretary
Fred A. Bamz announced the
Navy Department now has un
der consideration three programs,
one of which may be located at
the site of the local base.
This announcement was made
following an inspection of the
base by Mr. Bantz, Vice Ad
miral R. T. Wilson, Deputy Chief
of Naval Operations for Logis
tics, and Rear Admiral E. J.
Peltier, Chief of the Bureau of
Yards and Docks. These offi
cials were accompanied on the
tour by Congressman Herbert'
C. Bonner, State Senator J. Em
mett Winslow and Mayor V. R
Darden. ' Also present for 'the
gathering at Harvey Point were
aides of Admirals Peltier and
Wilson, Charles M. Harrell and
Claude Brinn, representing Per
quimans Chamber of Commerce;
Marion Swindell of the Hertford
Jaycees; Max Campbell, editor
of The Weekly and Eugene Hur
dle of The Daily Advance, Eliz
Congressman Bonner and the
group -..from Hertford were on
hand at the base when the of
ficial party from Washington ar
rived by seaplane.
The Navy's No. 2 man
Bantz in brief remarks said
was a pleasure to be at Harvey
Point and the purpose of the
official visit was to evaluate the
possibilities of the site, and that
this could be done better by an
on-the-spot check rather than j mission. 8 superintendents iik
from pictures and maps on file ed lhe 10-month plan while 37
in Washington. were opposed to it.
Mr, Bantz said such new and( Ministers representing the
permanent buildings as are now Western Big Three pledged to
located at Harvey Point could jtheir NATO partners Tuesday
not be abandoned and left to to make no piece-meal settle
detatiocttMd..: thi - awhile -itn(ent with Russia at theuimW
was, at. the present moment, im- meeting. A real effort to seek
possible to make a definite an-an an or nothing understanding
nouncement, the Navy is defi-1 for world peace will be made.
nitely Considering ithe base for
one of three operations, two of
which were announced as being
a communications center or a
hydrofoil boat program.
Mr. Bantz told the group the
Navy Department considered
Congressman Herbert Bonner as
a friend interested in the opera
tion of the department.
The Naval officials on the in
spectioon tour were advised by
Lt. Harkness of the Fifth
Naval District that present op
erations at the station include
the practice bombing program
and a otal of 17 men were sta
tioned at Harvey Point.
In connection with the official
visit of. the high jnavy officers,'
Congressman Bonner reported a
telephone conversation he , had
Perquimans Farmers Received
$32,146 In ASC Payments In '59
Committee last f riaay reveaiea i
ASC payments to county farm
ers for approved . practices dur
ing the year amounted to $32,
146.70. Payments to townships were
listed as : follows: . Belvidere,
$4,978.61; Bethel $3,278.66; Hert
ford, $4,643.21; New Hope, $ 10,
730; Nicanor, $4,491.69 and Park
A summary 6f the approved
practices carried out included
64.5 acres of permanent pasture,
341 acres , cropland pasture; 3,991
acres ;, winter cover ,; crops; 23
aa es siimmei' ' annual ! legumes,
12 acres of lime on farmland. '
: A total of 54 permanent ditch
drainage projects were Carried
out, 5. ponds dug for livestock,
1 pond for irrigation and! 34
acres of - land planted to forest
trees and 20 atres of forestry
improvements. : ;' "
The 1959 performance sched
ule showed 560 farms had 3,524.6
acres allotted to peanuts on
which 3,276.5 acres were planted;
592 farms had a cotton allotment
of; 1,638.9 ' acres, of which 951
acres were planted; 122 farms
had allotment for . wheat of
248.2 acres while 912 acres were
planted. " '
. lii -J Lane is chairman of the
Perquimans County Committee
and - George,- Bellmon is office urgs j,n member to attend this of $100 and co
manager. . , n . , J meetbs. ,- - :, ' - . -Urpvl ti r -
i had Wednesday
Congressman Carl Vinson
(D-Ga.), chairman of the Armed
Forces Committee. Mr. Bonner
said the committee chairman re
iterated he had no intentions of
permitting the Navy to abandon
Harvey Point but was insisting
the base be placed to some use
ful purpose. Bonner said these
were his sentiments, too.
On the inspection tour the of
ficials visited air parts of the
base and inspected the boathouse
and administration building,
which now houses the present
operations program, the complet
ed warehouse and public works
building, observation tower, heat -
it ""ojuiuy oi 5CHUOI supenn -
tendents in Worth Carolina favor
a 10-month school year instead
of the present nine-month plan.
This opinion was gathered in a
study by the State Study Com-
May is the month for pri
mary elections in several states
expected to have an affect on
the presidential primary. Thus
far little change has been not- j
ed concerning the Democratic
race. Kennedy, Humphrey, John-1
son and Symington are the most
mentioned candidates while Nix-,
head the GOP
May Day was celebrated in
many nations this week, espe
cially in Europe, in observance
of labor. Moscow saw its usual
big parade featuring the Soviet
military power. ; East Berlin dis
played a facimile of the Moscow
event while West , Berlin dem
onstrated with a theme on free-
dom , for, all, , ' , ;
Some improvement in the
traffic law enforcement set up
in Perquimans County is expect
ed to follow action taken by
county officials on Monday when
Julian Broughton was named as
a deputy clerK of the Recorder's
This post, which involves is
suance of warrants, has been
vacant for several months and
resulted in the . State Highway
Patrol .requesting action be tak
en ; to provide service to their
arresting officers. y
Broughton was ; appointed to
the pffice by Court Clerk W. H.
rttt and the appointment was
approved ;, by the Board of
County Commissioners. He start
ed his duties Tuesday.
Directors Meeting .
The Board of Directors of the
Tuberculosis Association-" W i 1 1
hold their annual spring meet
ing , Thursday, May 12, at 8:00
P..M..'in theiAgricultur Bald
ing, Elizabeth City; J. H. Moore,
president of the ' essooietion
Deputy Court Clerk
5 Cents Per Copj,
ing and distribution plant sani
tation plant, and communications'
Mr. Bonner also reported the
Under Secretary had advised
him in the event the Navy ever
develops a ' jet plane Harvey
Point will definitely be the site
selected as its base. v. '.-.
The tour and discussions at
, Harvey Point were concluded it
aoou; 10:30 A. M., and the of
ficial party returned to Wash
ington by plane. Congressman
Bonner left for Chocowinity
where he was to address the
father-son banquet forthe FFA
Chapter of Chocowinity Hiffh
Probable cause was found at
I a p' euuunury Hearing in rer
j quimans Recorder's Court Tues
day in the case in which Jerry
i Taylor of Norfolk, Va., is charg-
with manslaughter in connec-
j uon wnn tne nignway accident
deaths of Miss Joyce Owens and
Miss Julie Lane of Hertford.
Two witnesses testified at the
hearing this week. Vernon Bar-r
nette, Negro, truck driver of one
of the vehicles involved in the
accident, stated he was driving
toward Hertford when he noticed
lights from another vehicle .
coming up toward the rear o
the truck. He testified
driving at a "spear1
cf ab'oiit' ?5
to 40 miles per hour and had
passed three cars when he felt
an impact at the back of the
truck. He told the court he had
passed through patches of fog
jvut there was no fog at the
'S(.ene of the accident.
informed the court he
the Taylor car and assisted in
calling an ambulance and the
Patrolman D. O. Williams tes-
tified he investigated the acci
dent and on arrival at the
scene found the truck and car
had not been moved. He testi
fied the car had skidded 54 feet
and the truck had skidded 12
inches. He also stated tail
llights were on the rear ot tne
truck at the time he arrived on
the scene. ; Williams told the
court there were patches of fog
from Edenton to the Y, near the
accident scene and that he drove
through some ' fog this side of
the Y. v
J. C. Goodwin, . attorney for
Taylor, moved for a dismissal of
the charges but Recorder cnas.
E. Johnson denied the motion,
stating in his opinion the state
had produced sufficient evi
dence for the matter to be taken
to Superior Court for action by
the grand jury.
Other cases disposed of during
the court term Tuesday includ
ed those in which James Buck
paid a fine of $25 for speeding
and Martin Kessman paid a fine
of $25 on the same charge.
Fines of $2 and costs were
taxed against John Costen, John
nie Johnson and Leslie Wilson,
Jr., all Negroes, who entered
pleas of guilty to charges of be
. Tarline Toxey paid the court
costs after1 submitting to a
charge of exceeding a safe speed
limit. ' -
David Jones submitted to a
charge of driving a truck which
exceeded the height limit. - He
paid the court costs.
Costs of court were taxed
against Antonio Vetro i on a
charge of failing to observe a
Howard Phillips, Negro, .noted
an appeal to Superior Court af
ter he was given a 60-day sen
tence suspended upon payment
of a $25 fine and court costs
following his plea of guilty to a
charge of reckless driving. . j-
Clinton , Riddick, ' Jr f found
guilty ion ' V Charge of larceny,
was glven a 90-day sentence sus-
InorwW nrvvn tjavmr" ' " ' '