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Hertford. Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday - May 13 1960.
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SHARING THE BREAKS Good pals, Jimmy Hanson, left,
11, and-Marty Dunn, 12, show off their casts in Minneapolis,
Minn. They suffered almost identical broken right arms on the
same day. Jimmy broke his when he fell from ft Khool swing. :
Marty got his playing basketball. , .
Blue Shield Award
The United States has called
Upon Russia to join in action
which win aoonsn tne need for
nations to ' spy on 'each other.
This followed Russian announce
ment of the capture of a U. S.
spy, whose plane was shot down
by Russia as it flew over. Soviet
territory."- Meanwhile, the U. S.
.- warned Russia; it will go to the
rvtiidof any nation-which Russia
ry' cks j hecause permission is
-vwithin -the epjjntry. ; J. ' ,
i? It fa. jtelievedL. the. j tor situa-1
tioni Which after all is carried on'
by most every nation in the : White told his students' of the
world, will be a topic at the' proposed award and saidit was
' summit meeting next week. ) to 'be made in 1960. Since that
However,' reports from" Wash-'" two wars have engulfed the
ington state developments of world, the school house burned
the last two' Weeks between the and the shield destroyed; by the
Soviet and U, S. may cause fire. ,
President. Eisenhower to ' cancel j Following the- fire, Mr. White
his proposed trip to Russia, fol-. replaced the original shield and
lowmg.the summit meeting. ..
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With the West Virginia, prim
ary out of the way, Democratic
hopefuls for the presidential
nomination are expected to con
tinue a build-up of delegates to
the national convention in July.
Polls show Kennedy will likely
go into the convention with the
largest number of pledged dele
gates but will still have to reck-
on with Senators Johnson, Sym- v
ington and Adlai Stevenson.
Meanwhile, Vice President Nixon-is
exipected ito be the GOP
nominee, and reports' say strong
effort is being made to - secure
Governor Rockefeller of .New
York as his tunning mate.
A U. S. submarine, atomic
powered, Tuesday completed an
83-day trip around . the world,
submerged throughout the , entire
inp. , JLiie 4 nun Lumniaiiueu uy
Capt Edward L. Beach, surfaced
at the conclusion of the journey
off the Delaware coast
IJrs. Folixeni Anderson, 71,
died at her home on Church
Street Thursday, jhormng at 4
dtlotk following an illness of
five months. A native of Istan
bul, Turkey, she had resided in
Kcr"jrd for the pL.t-12 years.
She was the daughter of the late
Ko' '!'e and Mrs. I.V .na Ki
7 ' i &r,d wife of Ccor-a An
C" n. he . attended Koly
T T. -copal Church.
? r.r hus-Land, she is
' i " two d. v;v."rs, I!rs.
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On May 20
' A change in date has been an
nounced for the ceremony dur
ing which a former, pupil of
Hertford v. Grammar School, in
the year 1927, will be presented
a blue shield ' plaque "for out
standing contribution ' to the
building of, a better world,
W. Dabney White, principal
at the school ', that ; year, who
conceived Jhe phm and purchas
ed he pjaque, ' has , announced
the ceremony will be conducted
at Hertford Grammar 'School, on
Friday, May. 20. -
In a letter to (his newspaper
Monday, Mr. White, .said he is
receiving a j large.' number. ;; of
most intere-tin? . lexers from for
fctuiteiAs Vaftertsd ifeiind
far concerning.' the. presentation.
The original shield was. prom
ised and shown to the members
the school back Jn 1927. Mr.
started plans for the presenta
tion. He has written cards ; to
many of .the former pupils, urg
ing them to attend . the cere
mony and to advise him who
they.; think should receive the
, The public is invited to the
ceremonies ' which will be held
Friday .night of , next week at
the Hertford Grammar School at
8 o'clock. . . ,
Members of the school class Of
1927, which was taught by Mr,
White, will hold a dutch-treat
reunion' supper on Friday even
ing,' May 20, prior., to, the cere:
mony. Former class members
expecting to attend this supper
are requested" to make reserva
tions -by contacting Mrs. Willis
L.'Jessup not later 4han May 17,
Katherine Sawyer ' and " Linda
Lou Elliott have Achieved: the
top " Scholastic honors at Per-
i quimans . nign bchool for tne
class of 1960, it Was reported
i this week. Miss Sawyer, with a
' four year average of 98.23 is
(the - class valedictorian, while
miss mnou, wun an average oi
97.62 is the class salutatorian. .'
The senior class 'honor roll in
cludes Miss Sawyer, Miss El
liotto Pauline Bacous, Carolyn
White, Frances Wiruflow, Betsy
Stallings, Clay Stokes, v Jack
Brinni Preston Winslow, Arlene
Stallings, . Mary Lee. ' Glenn,
Johnny . Winslow, Carl Skinner,
Willis Williams,, Brenda Elliott,
Jimmy Sullivan, Anne Lane, Al
lan Conner, Barbara Colson, Pat
nogsirson and Linda Kirby. r-;
1c Couny Con
huld in t" C.-urt
r.,,-d if. ? '
Figures On County
Perquimans . County, had 'a
population loss of 43V persons
between the years of , 1950 and
I960,, according to tentative cen
sus figures reported i this week
by John H. Brinson,-- district
supervisor tor the- census pro
gram.' .No figures were report
ed on the population ' for the
Town of Hertford.
Incomplete figures for this
county for: the 1960 census, ac
cording to Mr. Brinson, show a
population of 9,165 as compared
with 9,602 in 1950.
Perquimans County had a
population loss of 171 persons
between the ; years 1950 and
1940; aloss of 895 persons be
tween 1940 and 1930 : and 469
persons loss between, 1830 and
1920. Thus the loss during the
past ten years ran ahead of the
trend for the previous 10 year
Perquimans County , was , not
alone in the loss of population
in this area. In the 14 counties
of this district, : seven ' counties,
including Camden, Dare, Curri
tuck, Pasquotank, , Pitt and
Washington, i had some gains
while seven counties had losses
These included Perquimans,
Chowan, Beaufort, Gates, Mar
tin, Tyrrell and Hyde.' ,
. According to the census sup
ervisor, the figures reveal a con
tinued trend of loss of popula
tions in rural " counties where
agriculture is the chief indus
tiy" f He Mated part of this loss
is .due to mechanization of farms
thus forcings some of th young
tanners .off the farm during the
past-10 years. ,- v '.$'
The report also revealed the
First Congressional District had
a gain in population,Af a little
mora than-V 5,000 ifersons. In
hg5 - 1rtHe'?i;Tj?M't)eT5
were 247.894 while in 1960 the
fiEureft were ' 252,386. Several
of the larger cities of the dis-
trict "had increased, for the 10
. Funeral services for Troy D,
Chappell, 63, object of a search
by law enforcement officers in
two counties' last week, were
conducted at the graveside in
the family cemetery last Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Chappell'g body was discovered
besides , a woods path . near
Chappell Hill Church late last
Thursday : afternoon. County
Coroner Dr. C. "..A. ' Davenport
ruled death was from natural
causes. - "
" Chappell was . son of Elihu
and Missouri. Copeland Chappell
and a lifelong resident of Per
quimans County. .
Surviving -are his wife, Mrs.
Ruth Mabel Chappell; a step
mother, s MrsMary A. Chap
pell; two . sons, Z Harold Chap-
jpell.and John Edgar Chappell,
both of Tyner; one daughter,
I Mrs.- Louis Winslow of Belvi-
I pell of Gatesville, Bradford
I Chappell of Edenton, Joseph T
;pf Belvidere, Godfrey Chappell
of Hobbsville and . Clarence
Chappell, Sr of Belvidere; three
sisters, , Mrs Rachael . Chappell
and Mrs. J. T. i Winslow, Sr.,
both of Belvidere, and Mrs.
LucyWard of Ryyland. ,
Pallbearers ( V;were r Clarence
Chappell, Jr., 'Randolph Ward, J.
T; Winslow, Percy Chappell, Ed
gar Chappell and Cleveland
Chappell. . Tf'ZMiM 'f
Install Of ficers
Student Council officers for
next year were installed at
Perquimans High School during
assembly period Friday morn
ing. The new officers will be
Carroll McDonnell, , ; president;;
Pete Cook, vice' president; ' Cel
tic Long, secreiury. - A- run-off
election will be held , for . the
ti-e.. ;?rer, the race be-
v i a
For Title Series
Starting Next Week
The Indians of Perquimans
High School, representing the
Albemarle Conference in the
State AA baseball playoffs, ere
preparing for the title series by
playing two practice games this
week with the Chowan High
The first of the two 'games
was played Tuesday afternoon
at Chowan. The return game is
scheduled to be played in Hert
ford Friday night, weather per
mitting, otherwise the contest
will be played Friday afternoon,
Perquimans' opponent in the
play-off Series is as yet un
known. Coach Ike Perry stated
he had not yet received word
from the State Athletic Associa
tion but it is believed Smith
field is one of the teams in the
running to meet the Indians, h.
- Perquimans High advanced in
to the state title race by domin
ating the Albemarle Conference
this season. The Indians won
nine games and lost only one,
this being to Plymouth at a time
when several of the local play
ers were with, the senior class
in its trip to New York.
Sparked by the fine pitching
of Pete Hunter, the Indians
played excellent defensive ball,
while always edging their op
ponents in the batting depart
ment,.';.;;:'' '.'jv.;;-...,'1'VV,' ';. ";::.''' .
Bps Driver Roatbo
Scheduled May 19
There are $100 scholarships
waiting for some lucky boy and
eirl ; school bus drivers in the
District 2 area, Mrs. Alice E.
Putrell said : this week. Mrs.
Futrell, who is driver education
representative of the State De
partment of Motor Vehicles, had
reference to the forthcoming
school bus - driver's roadeo,
scheduled to be run off on
Thursday, May 19, at the Maple
Air ' Strip, in Currituck County,
beginning at 9:30 A. M.
There are seven counties in
District 2, including: Dare, Cur
rituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Per
quimans, Chowan and Gates, v
Mrs.' Allie E. Johnson, who is
also . a driver education repre
sentative, will have two coun
ties in District 2 roadeo, name
ly, Dare and Chowan.
' The local contest will eliminate
all but a pair of champion driv
ers a boy and a girl who will
then be eligible for the state fi
nals in Chapel Hill, June 8-9. :
Mrs. Futrell said the ' state
champions will each get a $500
scholarship and the runners-up
a 2UU scholarship. : ! he district BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
scholarships are being provided Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lay
by Pilot Life Insurance Com.-' den of Hampton, S. C, announce
pany . . and Hackney Brothers the birth of a daughter, K. Kar
Body Company. : ten, born May 10. .Mrs! Layden
The annual school bus roadeo- is the former Miss Bernice Har-
was organized five years ago un
der the auspices of the Govern
or's . Traffic Safety Council to
provide, "as Governor Luther
Hodges commented, "A stimulus
for greater safety ' and skill on
the part f the 8,500 young peo
ple who drive the buses."
"Mrs." Futrell remarked -i that
more than 92 of the State's
vast school bus lleet was op
erated by students themselves.
E. C. Woodard, principal at
Perquimans High School,? an
nounced Pauline Baccus arid
Claude Long, Jr., will represent
the local school in the roadeo
competition ' ; ' ' ' ",- ;-'
lie it Next Monday ,
. The-PTA of Central Grammar
Schooi will hold, its May meet
ing next Monday night at '8
in the auditorium at" the
I Officers for the next
s ) year will be installed and j
a ' ice display will be on ex-''
r f -ch of f'-e c" s rjms. J Prior ito 'the banquet, a ctock
1 t t' ! '1 'y will be hi from
' C ' W o'c!-vk in the cc. 3 s.c?
i ilflsSUilr , iJ
TOUGH GARCON France's youngest jui-jitsu expert, 4-year-old
Laurent Maret gives teacher Jean Pujol a lesson on
the mat. He does his training in Nice, attending weekly classes.
Jaycee Teen - Age
Pete Hunter Wins
Pete Hunter, ace pitcher for
the - Perquimans Indians, has
been awarded a baseball schol-
arship to Guilford College. He
will receive a total of $400 per
year from the scholarship award,
For John Boyce
Funeral services for John Win
borne Boyce, 75, who died Mon
day night at 10:50 o'clock in
the Chowan i Hospital 'following
a long illness were conducted
WeuegdeteTflpQnt 3 o'clock
m the. Hertford 'BajpWt Ohurch.
oy me ivev. iwnnun nan is, t- SwindeU) who presented Garland
tor-.' Beddard and Broughton Dail
The Baptist Church Choir sang,"spoke" awards for outstanding
"Abide With Me" and " , My! wo,t during their first year as
Faith Looks Up To Thoe," ac-'jaycees.
companies by Mrs. J Ellie! A plaque honoring Robert A.
White, organist. The casket pall" white for his service t0 the
was made of white mums, red community of Hertford was pre
carnations and fern. sented to Mr.. White by G. L.
Pallbearers were Harry Over- Beddard. Warren Twiddy of
ton, Bill Cox, Wood Boyce, Wal-1 tdenton, national director, pre
ter Kirby, Kenneth Chesson and sented "Over-age" pins to three
Percy Perry. cnarter members, George Fields,
' Burial was in Cedarwood Francis Nixon and D. F. Reed,
Cemetery. Jr., and welcomed them into the
Mr. Boyce was a native of "exhausted rooster" club.
Chowan County but had been! Henry Stokes, Jr., past 10th
living in Hertford most of his District vice president of the
life, residing at 704 West Grubb j Jaycees, installed the new of
Street. He was the-son of the If icers, including W, A. White as
late Robert and Priscilla Brinn president; Walter Humphlett,
Bxyce 9nd husband of Mrs. Jen- vice president; Elwood Cope
nie Wood Boyce. He was a re-! land, secretary; Lloyd Dail,
tired Civil Service employee at treasurer; Howard ' - Williams,
Harvey's Point and prior to that 'state director, and John Beers,
worked 22i . years .with the j Broughton Dail and Marion
Reed: and Felton Oil Co. He,
was , a member of the Hertford I
Baptist Church. '
Besides his wife, he is sur
vived by one daughter, Mrs.
Robert, K. Stanley of Norfolk;
two sons, Bill Boyce of Hertford
and Robert Marry . Boyce of Nor
folk; nine grandchildren and six
Plans Being Completed For
Regional UNC Alumni Meeting
Plans are gradually shaping up
for a regional meeting of Uni-
i versity of North Carolina alum
ni which will ; be, held in v the
Masonic Temple on 'Wednesday
night, May 25,' at 7 o'clock. Ar
rangements are in charge of
Frank Holmes, Chowan County
Chairman.- Mr. Holmes states
that there are about 390 Uni
versity alumni in i the region,
which includes Bertie, Perquim
ans, Pasquotank and Chowan
counties. :. . x. ,...;
." The various ' chairmen a are:
Bertie, Joe Cherry; Perquimans,
Silas Whedbee and Howard Wil-
liams; Pasquotank, Zip Bajiley,
land Chowan, Frank Holmes,
who hopes half or better w., the
alumni will attend. " '
I Hertford Junior Chamber of
Commerce held its installation
of officers dinner Wednesday
night and also made its annual
I Teen-age of the year award,
j Preston Winslow, son of Mr.
and Mis. Claude Winslow of
j Belvidere, was presented the
i Teen-age award, having achiev
ed an outstanding record in ac
tivities during the past year. He
is a star athlete at Perquimans
High School, having been named
o.n . the All-Conference football
j team, president of the student
I body, a member of the Beta
jClub. He is also among the
j members of the senior class list
ed on the four year honor roll.
The presentation of the Teen
age phique was made by Gil
Underwood, chairman of the
The dinner meeting which was
held at the Hertford Grammar
was presided over by
he outgoing preride.nt, i Marion
In turning the gavel over to
White. Swindell thanked the
members for the cooperation
given him during the year and
stated for. having been president
of the organization he would now
be a better Jaycee. Following
his acceptance speech, White
then adjourned tne meeting.
It.-was announced that four
members of the .Hertford chap
ter will attend the state conven
tion in Fayetteville "May 12-15,
these being Charlie Skinner, Jr.,
Garland Beddard, Elwood Cope
land and Robert Taylor.
at Hotel Joseph Hewes. v v
The principal speaker for the
occasion will be Jim Hickey,
football coach ait .the University
of North Carolina.' He is expect
ed to be accompanied by Ernie
Williamson,, director of the Edu
cational Foundation,- and Spike
Saunders, secretary of the Alum
jii' Association. .p
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Recorder Court . ;
In Recess Tuesday
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, Perquimans' Recorder's Court
was in recess this week due to
the illness of . Jdge Chas. E.
Johnson, ' who wsjs hospitalized
by injuries sustained in arc au
tomobile 'accident last week.5 All
cases on the court! docket are set
for hearing at j next ', week's
term of court. '
Hertford To Have
New 95c Tax Rate
For Coming Year
Day To Register
Registration books for the pri
mary election will close Satur
day, May 14, it was announced
today by W. Jarvis Ward, chair
man of the Board of Elections,
who advised voters, not already
registered, to see that their
names are listed in the registra
tion books if they desire to vote
on May 28.
Registrars will be at the re-
ojjeuuve tuning piaces until sun- j ooo valuation
set Saturday for the purpose ofjyeai.p
registering voters. Saturday,
May 21, will be challenge day.
Study Meeting On
Wills And Taxes
Set For Tuesday
Having problems with taxes?
Then you will be interested in
attending a meeting which is to
be conducted next Tuesday
night, May 17, at 8 o'clock at
the Agriculture Building during
which a study will be made on
wills, taxes and trusts.
R. M. Thompson, county
agent, announced today this
meeting has been planned for
the purpose of rendering assist
ance to the people of the coun
ty who may have some fiscal
problems. Both men and wo
men are urged to attend this
meeting for it will be beneficial
The meeting will be conducted I
by people who have made a j.
study of the proper types - of
wills to write and the advant
ages and disadvantages of these
types of wills will be outlined.
Inheritaance taxes, both on the
state and federal level, will also
be thoroughly discussed.
Rites Held Monday
For A. L Godfrey, Sr
Abraham L. Godfrey, Sr., 70,
farmer, died Saturday at 9:20
P. M. at his home near Wood
ville. A lifelong resicent of Perquim
ans County, he had been ill
five months. He was the son of
Stephen and Sophia Jackson
Godfrey and a member of the
Woodville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Carra Elizabeth Ward Godfrey:
eight daughters, Mrs. Marie G.
Deal of Route 2, Elizabeth City,
Mrs. Agnes Elizabeth Ivey of
t Moyock, Mrs. Audrey Gezelda
Uerkins of . tentress,' va., Mrs.
Mary C. Byrum . of Corepeake,
Mrs. Daphney G. Lane of Route
2, Hickory, Mrs. Alpha Betty
Matthews of Route -3, Hertford,
Mrs. Frances Spivey of Durants
Neck and Mrs. , Jean G. Cart
wright of Route 3, Hertford; a
son, A. L. Godfrey, Jr., of Route
3, Hertford; two sisters, Mrs.
Anderson Lay ton of Hertford
and Mrs. O. A. Tillett of Bogart.
Ga.; 22 grandchildren and 9
A funeral Bervice was con
ducted" Monday at 2:30 P, M. in
Woodville Baptist Church by the
Rev. William S. Brown, pastor.
Burial was in the family ceme
tery near New Hope.
Filed By Police
A monthly activity report on
the Hertford Police Department
was made to the Town Com
missioners at their meeting Mon
day night by :. Police Captain
B. L. Gibbs.
The report revealed the de
partment made 11 arrests during
the ' month; answered 14 calls,
investigated 5 accidents, worked
traffic , for five funerals, discov
ered four "business houses hav
ing - unlocked doors, recovered
three bicycles and had 207 radio
carls. Or the 13. arrests 12 We-
fendants. vwere - convicted J in
court and one" defendant was ac
quitted. ' , r
' The, police "car waft driven a
total -of . 2.421 miles, using 220
'gallons of gasoline and 13 quarts
of ojl...-: :,. :
New valuation figures for the
Town of Hertford will permit' a
reduction of the town tax rate
by 40 cents for the coming
year, it was revealed here Mon
day night during the regular
meeting of the Town Board. :
Town CierK K. C Klliott ad
vised the board he had com
piled the tax listing records and
discovered Hertford valuation -on
real and personal property for
1960 amounts to $2,717,000. This
figure is up almost one million
dollars compared to the $1,861,-
for the current
I Personal property, under tha
j revaluation program, dropped
from $168,000 to $512,000 while ;
real property " increased from
$1,243,000 to $2,205,000.
j Based upon this information
! and the anticipated financial
i needs for the town for the next
i fiscal year, the board tentatively
adopted a tax rate of 95 cents
j per hundred dollar valuation for
I the coming year.
Other matters handled during
i the board meeting included the
j rezening of a lot owned by Mrs.
i Thomas Harrell from residential
f to business, providing construe
tion of the business building is
started within a period of Six
Leiter Simpson appeared be
fore the board, requesting a
building permit to construct a
car-port on his property in
Woodland Circle. This request
was granted upon condition
Simpson and Ralph Jordan sign
an agreement to conform with
the zoning ordinance should the
Town ever open up a dead-end
street which separate the two
parcels of land.
After a lengthy discussion on
a request presented by the Don .
Juan Manufacturing Cornpa'ny',
which tails for the town 'to' par- .
ticipate in assisting the firm to
modernize its plant here, the
commissioners tabled the matter
until a sipecial meeting to be
called sometime nert week. The ;
manufacturing firm desires -to
install 'an air-conditioning, unit
for the plant for the benefit of
the employees and is asking the
town to participate in the ex
pense. Baseball Program
For Youngsters '
A summertime baseball pro
gram for the youngsters of this
community, ages 7 yours ..
through 14 years of age, is be
ing organized by two former
Perquimans High School athletic
stars, Bobby Keaton and Demp
It is the purpose of the two
men to organize a Junior
League team and a Little League-
team with which they will teach
the basic points of baseball, .
which they hope will load to
better material for high school
teams years later and to instill
in the boys better sportsmanship
and cleaner living.
Some 33 boys reported for the
first practice last week, and both
Mr. Keaton and Mr. Pierce hopo ,
many more will take part in this
program. The Junior Leaguers,
ages 10-14, meet at 5 P. M. each
Wednesday ; and ' the , Little
Leaguers,. 7Vss-10 years, meet .
each Monday at 5 P. M. The
boys meet at the home of Mr, ...
Keaton 'and are 'then trans
ported to the athletic field. .
Mr. Keaton announced he and ',
Pierce require parents of boys "
to give written or oral consent
for their sons to participate in ,
the leagues, and it .is also re- '
quired the boys .meet at the
home of Mr. Keaton because 'the
men do not want the youngsters
traveling to and from the high
school athletic field without su pervision.
: ' .t ' .
,. Boys .wishing to join in this t
program are ' as'ked to contact 1
Mr. Keaton or Mr. Pierce "but
are reminded to obtain parents' .
consent to do so..-, , . . . . 1
y IRTH ANNOUNCEKrKT
' - 'Irs. Robert Ji'1 1
"ce the birth '
:. Arvril 27, 1 '
Albemai.j i I His.
rell is t" fv... ' r '