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VMume XXVIL Number 287
Hertford, Perquimans County North Carolina, Friday, July 15, 1960.
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VIOLENCE IN LfeOPDLDVILLE Policy use rifle butts to prevent a tribe of natives from,
meeting a rival group tn Leopoldville, Congo. Violence among competing political factions baa
marred the uewry oii independence of the African nation.
Eighteen cases were disposed
of during Tuesday's session of
Perquimans Recorder's Court
and. one - defendant, Richaad
i Weston,", was ordered held for
bond When he, failed to appear
in court to answer to charges
filed against him.
Fines of $25 each were paid
by John Gurkin and Glenn Bar -
ttU taster eath pleaded guilty to
cnarges 01 speeaing. josepn
Ffelton. Negro, paid the court
costs' en similar charge.'
'ines of $2 and costs of court
wert paid by ' Rubin Zell," Allen
Chajrpell, Debrey Riddick, Jacob
Win?tw, Negro, and Charlie
WlUlatwsoof Np?n)," after each
Irting' Trueblood submitted "to
a charge of driving on the left
f side ; of. a highway and paid the
costs of court.
'James Phelps, charged with
reckless driving, pleaded guilty
and paid a fine of $25 and court
: costs .,',,''
Edward White submitted to
Charges of drivihg on. the left
sidej of. a road end failing to
stopja ; the scene of an acci
dent; ' He was ordered to pay a
fine 'of $25 .and costs.
Cofets of court, wfcrl - taxed
agaiAst . Joseph ' Elliott on a
charge " of possessing tax paid
liquor with the seal broken. .
Cp'sts , of court were taxed
agaijist Medford Trueblood, who
submitted to a charge of failing
.to observe a stop light.
' George Rogerson. found guil
ty on charges of driving oh the
left; side of a highway and pos
sessing tax paid liquor with the
teal .broken, ; was : ordered to
serVe a 30-day sentence ot pay a
finet of $30 and court costs.
Elmer Miller was found not
guilty on a charge of falling to
grant a right of way. t ;
a: Elsie : Harris and McKiney
Jones) Negroes," .were found in
contenlpt of court for failing to
appear in cases for which they
had warrants drawn, and each
was ordered to serve a .week in
jail .or pay a. fine of $10. The
Wnrt-W woman was also Riven a
30-day sentence, . suspended on
( payment of a fine of $25 and
' " costs on a charge Sf assault with
a deadly weapon. Jones was
: given the same! sentence sus-:
1 pended upon payment of a" fine
: of $15 and costs for assault.
Ulysses Skinner, Negro, found
! ! guilty of assault,, was ordered to
-l pay the pourt costs. . . ,
-, shlejr Fleetwood, found, guil
ty on two counts of being drunk,
was given 30-day sentences,
'same to be suspended upon, con
V dition he place himself with the
i Welfare Department' for place
ment in a pursing home. s " .
!tunty Ranks 62nd
Avn Personal InibdMe
tPefqukhana - County - ranked
B2ndmong the state's 100 coun-
ties during 1958 for per -capita
personal iuwihc, igw ,
S leetsed' by the State Department
ci tTax Research revealed " esti
mated population of the ' county
in 1958 was. 9,252, wh!1e total
pertmal Income wai ii,6l,000,
oAt Its ci?.i t:crr.e cf
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The United States this week
protested to Russia the shooting
pf a ij s pl
announced '- the incident and
stated the plane was shot down
while flying over' the Bering
Sea. The U. S.. warned Russia
of seriotis consequences if there
m a repetition of sucn an acu
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jplBflflll .riurwn;u 'mJWJa . in w
tne " newly nationalized Congo
this week when native troops
rioted against the white popu
lation. Belgian paratroopers
battled the mutinous Congolese
troops in wide areas while plans
were rushed to evacuate the
white residents. The situation
reached such a peakt appeared
the premier of the province
might appeal to the United Na
tions for further assistance but
by mid-week the Belgium regu
lars had brought the rioting un
der control. '
Fidel' Castra has threatened to
demand the United Nations take
action against the U. S. for in
terference in Cuban affairs, and
hinted the . Cuban government
will disregard' an old treaty
which give the United States ac
cess for the operation of the
huge naval base at Guantanamo.
Meanwhile, the U. S. has tak
en action reducing the sugar
quota for Cuba, thus cutting off
millions of dollars in revenue
for the Castra regime. . Sugar
producing nations of the world
are meeting in Paris this week
and nq doubt Cuba will en
deavor to regain its favored po--sition
in the selling of its sugar
through this conference.
James Divers was installed as
president of the Hertford Ro
tary Club at a meeting of-the
club held Tuesday night at "El
liott's Cafe "Other officers as-
suming duties for the coming
club Tyear were Erie Haste, Jr.,
vice president and Jack Kanoy,
secretary-treasurer. :,; -";
flip club members' voted- to
give financial assistance toward
support bf ' the Little league
baseball program now being de
veloped here tnrougn ine enons
of Bobby Keaton and Demp
Pierce. ; Funds were contributed
Tuesday night to help provide a
idiamond lay-out . for the Little
Named . to a committee to as
sist in this project Were A. W.
Hefren, Dr. A . B. t Bonner and
Max Campbell -
Guests at the - club meeting
Tuesday night were Paul Tisher,
former Hertford resident now
residing in Alabama and William
White of Raleigh. Joe Towe, Jn,
wai accepted Into the club as t
Rev. Auman Leaves
Monday For. Tour
The Rev. James A. Auman,
minister of the First Methodist
Church, Hertford, will leave on
Monday morning, July 18, from
Norfolk Municipal Airport for
his proposed trip around the
world as a part of a study group
on a Christian World Seminar.
He will arrive in Seattle,
Washington, Monday night in
time for an 8:00 P. . M. orienta-
i tjon and get-acquainted confer
ence at Hotel Olympic. At this
time the travel group to be
made up of eleven persons from
various professions and areas of
the United States will meet for
the first time and receive their
instructions and briefing for the
six weeks seminar.
' The first week of the journey
wtinoludftj' Visits. in; Anchor-1
age. Alaska, where Mr. , Robert
Atwood, editor of the Anchorage
Daily Times and former chair-'
man of the Committee for State-
hood, will meet the group to dis-
cuss "Alaska and the Effects of
Statehood." From Anchorage,
plans are to fly to Tokyo for a
five-day visit. Among those
who will meet the study group
in Tokyo are Dr. Kenneth Hend
i-icks, of the United Church of
Christ in Japan; Dr. William
Woodward, - director of the In
itiate for the Study of Non-
Christian. Religions in Japan;
Ambassador Douglas MacArthur,
tl and his staff, and Dean Ohata,
iean of women at St. Tauls
Following this first week, the
wmmer study group's plans in- j
elude visits in Hong Kong,
Bangkok, India, about two weeks;
n the Holy Land and two daysj
in Greece, to be followed by an
opportunity to see the Passion
Play "at Oberammergau, Germ
any. Tne trip IS conciuaea on
September 4. ' . , :
Mr. Auman today announced
the schedule of replacements for
preaching services . during the
summer months while he will be
away, On July 24, the Rev. R.
L. Jerome, Elizabeth City Dis
trict Superintendent; will be the
preacher. : Others are; ' July 31,
Charles McAdams" of : the Fay-etteville-
August 7, Dr. Cecil Robbins,
president of Louisburg . College;
August 14, the Rev. O. L. Hath
away i Raleigh, executive secre
tary of church extension of the
N. C. Conference Board of Mis
sions; August 21, the Rev. Har
ild Minor, Durham, director of
Adult Work of the North , Caro
lina Conference , Board of Edu;
cation; August 28, ; the Rev.
Corbin Cherry, ministerial stu
dent from High Point College,
and a member of the local
church," and bnV September 4
Mr. Jerome wilt again bring the
message at the' eleven ,. o clock
worship service. "1 ' ' ( ' ' '
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Divers
announce the .birth :'or a daugh
ter, Toni Maxine, born Tuesday,
July 12, ct the Albemarle Hos
pital. Mrs. Divers ' Is the former
Miss Belle Landing.
Mr. apd Mrs. George R. Clark
nf Pulaski.. Va.: announce the
Mrth of . dauehter. " Marian.1
born Wednesday, July : U, - at
Radford Community Hospital, admitted 'to tne AioenwMe nos-MftK-JCtek'W
Umw: JflMjipftd.- la wteek for obsemtlon
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Perquimans n Coun,tli.' officials
R. I.. Spiyey, ; Boar Chauman,!
Attorney & : M.. t. Whedhqe. and
Max Campbell, County .'cqount-
ant. were in Raleigh Monday to
confer with the Local Govern
ment Commission concerning
authority to call a special bond
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viding funds to finance a school
j. . a lliuuiic U 1 1 1 L Will inani. unuuivi
building program proposed by , on
the Board of Education. , ..: . , , . . .
. it was reported Tuesday by Tal
After reviewing the county s . Rhs. ,. rhail.m!ln of thc
'bonded indebtedness, W. E.
Easterling, secretary of the Im-i In announci,ng the coming
cal Government Commission. 'visil Mp Rosc statcd. .The rc.
granted the authority for the sponsc of the peopi0 of Per.
Board of Commissioners to call quimans County was tremend
thc special election. .' ous at the last visit, and we cer-
The actual authority for is-1 tainly want to continue the good
suancc of the bonds will rest
with the voters of the county
who participate in the election.
Presently the bond election is
set for the first Tuesday in No -
vember to coincide with the
general November election.
Under a schedule tentatively
SPt. tin hv Mr Enstprlincr in tKn
Jevent the proposed bond issue is
I approved, the county will repay
the funds over a period of -16
years and will necessitate a tax
rate increase for the county of
about 18 cents per hundred dol
lar valuation. The proposed re
payment schedule calls for pay
ment of principal in the amount
of $10,000, plus approximately
$11,975 in interest for a period
of eight years, then thc princi
pal payment jumps to $20,000
annually for a period of six
years to $25,000 for two years
'and a final payment of $15,000
during thc sixteenth year.
The bond election is being
proposed under '. a resolution
adopted by the Board of Edu-
cation which sets forth that af-
ter diligent study the Board of
Education deems it necessarylMatie . begins operation ,jn , its
for carrying on the county
, school system, to construct a 10
room unit at Perquimans Union
School, a cafeteria lunchroom
'at Perquimans High School and
the installation of an 8-inch
water main to the latter school;
to provide adequate fire protec
tion for this building.
The over-all program being
requested by the Board of Edu
cation will cost, according to es-
timates, about $256,000, with a
$9,000 contingency fund being
held in reserve for the entu-cjon fhe opening day between the
Farm Group Plans
High School Aug
Ton Board In
Hertford's town board met
j here Monday night for its regu-
tor July meeting with only sev.
eral minor routine matters on
the agenda. In the absence jof,1""8. Clc u atu?"u
Mayor V. N. Darden, who is on
vacation, Mayor pro-tem Henry
The board continued discus
sion of "a clean-up program for
the town concerning empty
houses and. buildings which are
creating a fire hazard due to
lack of upkeep by the owners.
This matter was continued un
til the next meeting. , , .
BURGESS , CHURCH REVIVAL
Thp Ruropss Rantist Church
will- hold . its revival, July 17-24.1
at: ft o'clock. P. M. i The Rev. La-
maf Sentell .pastor, of. Ballard's
Bridge Baptist, Church, will be
the', visiting speaker. Special
music by visiting choirs will be
featured each night.
. The public is most cordially
invited to attend.
MASONS TO MEET
Perquimans Masonic Lodge No.
106, A. P. & A. M., will meet
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock
In Hoaptlat ,
VMrsv WVvE, WhHe;"6r, waa
aa treataeat. '
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Red Cross officials have no
tified the Perquimans Blood
Program Committee the blood-,
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record in this life giving pro-
gram during this next visit."
Due to the large turn-out for
j the last visit, and in order to
tprovide better facilities for the
unit, the blood donor center on
August 22 will be set up at the
Hertford Methodist Church in
stead of the Municipal Building.
Rose announced the county
quota for the bloodmobile visit
during August is 100 pints of
blood and he urges the public
to mark calendars and arrange
work schedules in order to be on
hand to donate blood for this
He said the bloodmobile unit
j will be in Hertford during the
hours, between 12 noon and 6
Open Here An Sat
Hertford's newest business
will Open here Saturday, July
16, when the Hertford Wash-O-
new building located .next to
Cannon's Cleaners on West
The business will be owned
land operated by Fletch Vann of
Wilson, who also resides at Hert-
ford Beach. Mr. Vann said the
Wash-O-Matic will feature na
tionally known automatic wash
ers and he invited the public to
visit the business location on
opening day next Saturday.
Free refreshments will be
served those visiting the shop
hours of 8 A. M. and 6 P. M.
A group of men and women
I met here on Tuesday night to
1 discuss plans for the Farm Fes
tival to be held at Perquimans
ii was aeciaea x.nai int- ies-
. t . l . .1 J U UA1J
i "vai xn.s yeur wuu.u uc u.
Tuesday, August 9 Different
the day's event might be made
more attractive to the people in
the county and it was . decided
that a baseball game between
the young boys in different com
munities would be planned along
with a talent show by 4-H Club
members and other people, and
fish fry with a Softball game
that night. .
i A committee was appointed
composed of Mrs1. . Anna Sutton,
Mrs. M. T. Griffin and Mrs. Har
old 'White to contact' merchants
in regard to having booths. Af
ter much discussion, it was de
cided 'that tne procedure of ob
talhing premium money would
be the same as "it has been in
years 'past, Whereby tivic clubs
and Home Demonstration Clubs
would be asked for 50 cente per
member. . : ' : . ;
Other plans for the Farm Fes
tival . will be made at a later
date, but if you have something
at home to exhibit, or if you
have i not exhibited before, It
would be nice if you' looked
around to see what you might
have to put on exhibit at the
( The prize money for ;fiKt,vSec,v
ond. and. third place ,will be the!
aame': as .it. was last .year--25c
tYWhlte Mttbbon,!! wo wrs reo
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RAMBLING RAMP Spiralirig gracefully upward, this circular ramp was built especially for
cyclists and pedestrians at Dusseldorf, West Germany. Much easier to ascend with bike
than the traditional stairs, the ramp leads to the lofty Dusseldorf er Rhine Bridge,
At High School
The class of 1955 of Perquim-
ans High School held its first
class reunion in the school cafe
teria on July 2.
The president, Charles Smith,
called the class together with a
welcome speech. Joseph Layden
gave the invocation, after which
.dinner was served.
The roll was called by the
secretary, Carolyn Faye Harrell
with thirty-three members pres
ent. Evulyn Ann Smith read the
statistics of the class. A sum
mary of the senior year was
given by Mary Frances McGee.
During the business session the
class voted to have another re
union in five years.
The class all enjoyed the so
cial hour by talking with some
of their friends they had .not
seen for five years.
Those present were Mrs. G. W.
Barbee and Carrol Holmes, the
class sponsors, Miss Mary Elliott
Brinn, Miss Sue Perry White,
Miss Julia Ann Stokes, Miss
Tmilie White, C. D. Barclift.
Carolyn Wright, Joseph Layden.
Ann Elliott, Ray Lane, Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Carver, Mr. and Mrs.
Julian Harrell, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Warthen, Mr. and Mrs.
Hazel Eure, Mr. and Mrs. Har
old McGee, Mrs. Edward Cart
wright, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Butt, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Elliott,
Mr. and Mrs. James Griffin, Mr.
and Mrs. Hazel Godfrey, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam trueblood, Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Hollowell, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene White, Mr. and
Mrs. William Rolfe, Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Lane, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Alton Stallings, Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Stallings and Mr. and
Mrs. William Tilley, Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Garland Harris and Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Adams.
Record Corn Crop
Predicted For N.C.
Based on condition reports
from growers as of July 1, pro
duction of corn in North Carolina
is forecast at 88,228,000 bushels
by the North Carolina 'Crop Ke
A crop of 88,228,000 bushels, it
realized, would be a record and
is 2.7 percent more than the pre
vious record 1959 crop of 85,
914,000 bushels. Acreage for har
vest is estimated at 1,913,000
acres, which is 4.0 percent be
low last year. The smaller corn
acreage is due in part to a
switch from corn to soybeans.
In addition, some farm land has
been leased to the government
through the Conservation Re
serve program and has had gome
effect in reducing .the acreage of
corn for harvest in I960.
Berea Church To
Revival services at Berea
Church of Christ will begin July
18 and continue through July 24.
Services will be conducted each
i evening at 8 o'clock, with the
Rev. Melvin D. Styons of Chat
ham, Va., as ' guest evangelist.
song services will be under the
direction, of the Rev. Charles
Presley, pastor or tne cnurcn,
ITbuwo U myltea utteoa.
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Scored During 1st
Vows Spoken In
The First Methodist Church in
Hertford w;is the scene of a
wedding characterized by sim-1
nil.. it,. i.nrl ..harm iirhnn TWTicc!
a i i t.t- " !
Rebeccca Louise Nixon became'
the bridi' of Thomas Preslon ;
Winslow on Saturday afternoon t
at 3:30 o'clock.
The bride is tne daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Newby
Nixon. The bridegroom is the! rem strength among
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas !lhe 0,hur candidate nomini.teJ
Claude Winslow of Belvidere. for tlu' offlL,t'- Johnson rolled up
The Rev. James A. Auman. ia ,0,al of 409 votcs
pastor of the bride, officiated. I Eflorts on the part of barkers
Miss Letitia McGoogan. organ
ist, and Bobby Overton, soloist,
ang "The Sweetest Story Ever
Told" and "The Weddins Pray
er." The ceremony was performed
in a setting of white gladiolas.
mums, palms and fern
by cathedral candles.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride wore a gown
of lace and tulle fashioned with
a fitted bodice and full length
skirt of lace and tulle ruffles.
She wore a bandeau of satin em
broidered with seed pearls and
a fingertip veil of imported il
lusion and carried a white Biblt
topped with a white orchid.
The matron of honor was Mrs
Wallace Baker of " Raleieh. She
wore a pale yellow chiffon bal
lerina length gown, with fitted
bodice, with a matching bandeau
and nose length veil.
Bridesmaids were Miss Ann
Brinn of Hertford and Miss Har
riet Colson of Creswell. Thsy
wore light blue ballerina length
towns'. of chiffon with matching
bandeau and nose length veils.
AH the attendants carried f
--incle red American Beautv rose.
Mr. Winslow was his son's best
man and ushers were Herbert
N. Nixon. Jr.. of Hamoton. Va..
md Thomas Tillev of Hertford.
The mother of the bride worf
t moss green and grey flowered
organdy dress with white ac
cessories and an orchid corsage.
The mother of the bridegroom
wore a dress of white lace over
green taffeta with matching ac
cessories and an orchid .corsage.
After the ceremony the coupl?
received the congratulations ot
their friends at the door of the
church. Following a short wed
ding trip they will be at home
Both Mr. and Mrs. Winslow
were graduated from Perquim
ins High School. Mrs. Winslow
is now taking a course in nurses'
training in Elizabeth City and
Mr. Winslow plans to enter Stat?
College this fall. ,
Donald F. Potter, husband of
the former Miss Bettie Davis, re
cently was orombted to First
Lieutenant. Lieut. Potter Is sta
tioned at Fort Ord. Calif., and
is presently assigned as Assist
ant Commandant , at the Fort
Ord Non Commissioned Officers'
John F. Kennedy of Massa
chusetts won a speedy victory in
the Democratic national conven
tion in Los Angeles Wednesday
in being nominated for the of
fice of President of the Unitfid
As predicted, Kennedy va3
named as the Democratic nonn-
I nee on thc that ballot, receiving
a total of fiOO votes after which
he was nominated by acclama-
Kennedy had little opposition
in his path to the top spot on the
Democratic ticket. , Only Sena
tor Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas
of Acllai Stevenson to hav3 him
drafted by the convention as a
third-time candidate proved fji
tile as Stevenson polled less than
100 votes in the roll call of
Thc convention opened Mon-
day, with, the usual hoopla con
nected with political gathering1;,
and got down to business Tues
day when the delegates adopt
ed the party platform over op
position submitted 'by;. southern
states to the platform plank n
civil rights. This platform, it is
anticipated, will result in some
oss of votes for the party n
Vovembrr in some sections of
After it became apparent Ken
nedy had the nomination for th
Presidency, speculation in Los
Angeles centered around the
second spot on the ticket which
the convention filled Wednesday
night. Mentioned prominently
for the vice presided nomina
tion were Senator Johnson and
Senator Symington, who was al
io nominated for President bst
received less than 100 votes.
The convention closes Friday
night with a gala rally during
which Mr. Kennedy, will formally
accept the party's nomination.
Cecil E. Winslow of Winslow
Blanchard Motor Company, Inc.,
Hertford, has been appointed an '
Area Chairman of the North
Carolina Automobile Dealers As-v
Winslow will be the liaison
officer between new car and.
truck dealers in Perquimans
County and the state organiza
tion and the National Automo
bile Dealers Association, said C.
W. Wickham, Tarboro, ' president
In announcing the appointment
President Wickham said that
Winslow will advise the two as
sociations on local happenings
and will keep the dealer? in his
area informed 'on state and na-,
tional affairs affecting the, retail
automotive " industry. -V- Winslow ,
will also conduct a joint mem-1
bershlp drive "of both orgeniza..
tiara in Qctdbw, ' -J!