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Volume XaVII, Number 41.
Hertford. Perquimans county, North Carolina, Friday, October 14, 1960.
5 Cents Per Copj,
! ; Premier Khrushchev, having
tailed to secure - United Nations
v backing for any of his proposals,
,i is expected to leave New York
' I for Russia this week Latest re
buff to the Soviets was the vot
l lag down of Khrushchev's plan
for a - disarmament conference.
' Meanwhile, a seaman aboard
Khrushchev's ship deserted and
. requested political asylum in the
: United States. , .
Prison officials- in Raleigh
foiled a plot of five to eight con
victs to escape ' last Hunday.
; Reports from Raleigh said Frank
Wetzel, serving; two life -terms
for murder of two highway pa-
'; trolmen, masterminded the es-
. eape .plan but a tip to officials
' led ta failure. '
Fidel Castro has charged the
United States is behind a recent
build-up of Cubn; resistance to'
tb.e Ostro government More
opposition to Castro is develop
ing as his government tightens
' economic controls to offset short
ages which nave ' appeared
throughout ; Cuba. - Everyday
Items Mich as razor blades, llcht
bulbs 83 well as food are get
': ting scarce in Cuba. .
' North Carolina's State Fair is
' drawing record crowds (his week, :
fcftore than 150,000 persons - at
tended the event Tuesday, and a-huge-crowd
was on hand Thurs
day when former President Har
ry Truman was the headline
speaker for the day.
V -v.v .. - g
.' Funeral services for f James
.. (Harry Barber, 55, who died Scn
jday afternoon -at 3:16 O'clock In
Sthe Albemarle Hospital, follow
ing a long illness were conduct
ed Tuesday afternoon It 2 ;30 in
the Swindell: Funeral Home by
ihe Rev. A. N. Gore-, pastor of
i tpworth Methodist Church and
he Rev." E. F. Mosely, rector of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church,
1 r "I'll Meet You In the Morn
ing" and "Beyond the , Sunset"
were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Ray
. snond Stanton, Mrs. J, L. Delaney
nd Marvin White. They were
Accompanied by -v Mrs. , Walter
r ' Nowell, ! organist The casket
, , pall. was. made, bt white mums,
rwhite glads, red carnations and
-1 " Pallbearers . were Dr. C. - A.
;Davenport, Bill Jordan, W. L.
i "Bagley, Don Norman, Ray Kir
, iby, Marvin White, Horace Mil
, ler And. Claude White. ,
I" Burial was made in the Nixon
jfamily .-cemetery in Chowan
. vCounty. 1
! Mr. Barber, a native and life
; long resident of Perquimans
County, resided on Route 2. . He
was the son of the late James
Henry and Mary ; Perry Barber,
; husband of Mrs, Mary Nixon
a Barber, and a member of j the
" Epworth Methodist Church 1 in
jWinfali He had been employed
;With. Major-oomis Lumber Co.
for 37 years and until his illness
Jwas employed with the Foreman
Lumber Company ' of Elizabeth
-" Besides his wife, he Is surviv
ed by three sons, - James Robert
iBarber, Kenneth Ray Earber and
Carl Tarber, all of Norfolk; ne
lrother,: Durwoo i Earber of Wlri
' fall; - one '"sister,"" Miur Frankie
Earber of ' "ill; four grandf
'Chilu.-en'aiid -.; aral nlecesand
riephews. " ",",u' '-'f ' "' i
. ' ;.crn cr.
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4 Registration of voters , for the
November . 8 , general election be
gin ij .in Perquimans Saturday,
October - IS, according toi arvis
Ward,!' chairman , of .the local
Board ; of Elections, who said
registrars will be at the follow
ing places - in each precinct on
the 15th,, 22nd and 29th to re
cord names of newly qualified
Persons already listed on the
poll books are not required to
register for the general election
but it behooves each individual
to make sure he or she is reg
istered -to vote.
In addition to selection of
county, state and federal offic
ers, Perquimans County voters
will also vote on a proposal to
permit the county to issue $265,
000 in school bonds. This vot
ing will take place in connection
with the general election.
The funds requested through
this bond election . will be used,
if approved ; by the voters, to
construct needed '.classrooms at
Perquimans Union School, a
cafeteria- - at Perquimans High
School and installation of addi-
nl .water -lines to supply , the
Perquimans" High School,
Registrars for the precincts in
Perquimans County for this No
vember . 8th ' election will fbe:
Mrs. Francis Nixon, Hertford;
William Stallings, Bethel; M.
',Copeland,;Belvidere; Mrs. R.M.
Bauer, wicanor; j. r. . uoiioweii,
Jr., Parkville, and W.r E. DaiL
New Hope. , v
$1X3 Diis.:3l ;
. The support rate on soybeans
produced in this state, during
1980 will be- $1.80 jper Bushel,
accoraing jio ueor
according (to George Bellmon,
upport rate 'was
set at the same dollars and
cents level :,. that V prevailed in
1959. According to Bellmon,
this support rate is based on 64
per cent of parity. ;t r,' :',
- This support ra,te of $1.80 per
bushel which will apply in
every county , in ; this : state, is
based on the national average
support price announced earlier
at $1.85 per bushel for 1960 . crop
soybeans grading No. 2 or better.-
Price support 'on soybeans in
this state this. year will be car
ried out as in the past through
farm and warehouse stored
loans and purchase agreements.
Support .will be available from
harvest time ? through January
31, 1961. Soybeans price sup
Dort loans mature May 31, 1961.
Premiums and discounts for
1960 will : be the same as for
1959. Except for moisture con
tenCwhlch cannot be more than
14 per tent, minimum . require
ments for support to be eligible
for support under the 1960 op
eration ipustV be ' produced in
Monogram Clulj To '
Hold Queen Contest
The Monogranv Club of Per
quimans High School will spon
sor the annual homecoming Fri
day night October 14,. when the
Perquimans Indians will play
Williamston on Memorial Field
in Hertford.-", Highlight of the
ceremonies will "be during half
time when Miss Phyllis Hend
ren, last year's queen, will crown
the new queen. .":ty"--"vy"
1 Contestants far .honors and
their Sponsors are as follows:
Paige Ann Chappell, Morgan's
Furniture Company;,. ( j)iana. M&-,
BohaltTowe-Webb Motor JComj.
pany; Connie Sawyer W. Mvpivi
er's end Son Jewelry Store;'Lou
Vlckers, : Noah Gregory's ; Gulf
Station;" Harriet WUliams, Pitt's
Hardware Store; ' Judy "Reiet,
Reed Oil Company; Liiida "Bass,
Gregory's Store; Barbara DiVers;
Cannon's Grocery; 'Sandra Hlid
son, Bus Station; Ann White;
One Stop Service Station; Mary
Phthisic, i Winslow - Blanchard
Motor Company; Celtic Ann
Long, S and M Pharmacy; Marta
I.Tatthews. Jordan's Barber Shop;
C.-J.'yn Faye Rojrso.n, Oarden's
a; Jo Ann
" SEE SOAR IN TORONTO
; mid-air while practicing for a hurdles race in Toronto, Canada.
up of hopefuls in the Miss Toronto 1960 beauty contest. Bill is
. Police Field Day.'
Local Pastor Sees
Hong Kong Thru
Eyes Of Westerner
, By JAMES A. AUMAN
. Hong Kong island is a half
mile off the mainland of Red
China, but the airport is on the
mainland in an area called Kow
loon. The 35 square mile island
was ceded to Britain in 1841 as
one result of the . defeat suffered
by China in the " Opium War.
Later 350 square, miles of the
adjacent : mainland , was leased
and added to the colony.
ynder.l the .British ..this small
area.-- Brevi6usly almost unin-'
men, has become one-oMhe most
pyer-crowded, Phighly industrial
ized and politically unique areas
in the world. ', Hong Kong was
developed by ' the British as a
free port The bays and lagoons
comprise one of the most beau
tiful and busiest ports in the
: Goods move - in and out of
here . without duty or restriction
bound for every port in the
world. In a normal year, more
than 30,000 ships will dock here
This is also Red China's one
important window facing the
Western world. Here goods move
freely,, between' s. the Communist
East and the free West Red
China has made no claims on or
threats to this colony simply be
cause it is vastly more import
ant to her as a. British free port
than it would be if annexed to
the rest of China.
I was quickly caught up in
the fascination of this bustling
Chinese city and by the sights,
sounds and smells of its terrific
ally , crowded Streets.
- Hong Kong means many things
to many -people. To the tourist
it Spells - "shopper's' "paradise."
Here one can buy tart-free goods
from all over ,the world at about
half the price he would, pay elsewhere.--,
To- Western ' diplomats,
Hong Kong spells "eyes and
ears of the West upon Red
China." " The United States
maintains one of its largest con
sulates with a. "trained staff of
nearly 60 persons in Hong Kong.
They are the' people charged
with ; the responsibility of keep
ing our State department inform
ed on the ' developments " in
China. ' Here they have the op'- v
portunity of talking to those who
travel to and front the East and
the -West '!: Every radio, program
is monitored and .every Chinese
newspaper ; is studied as Consulj
ate officials seek information
vital to V, S. security. ' "
:" However--to '-manyV :Chinese
(there arel 3 - Jnillion -of ?them),
Hong ' Kong' spells a "place1 of
refuge-." ' "
Population of the colony a
few years ago was only about
500,000. Then ' as China-began
falling to " the; Communists, a
great tidal wave of refugees
rolled out of China seeking some
measure of security in this little
haven. - In four years the popu
lation lumped to 2 Mi. million al
though the tide now has been
! ,t i ' r ci irol, New
' ' . , t a still tson
' cf near-
Policeman Bill Costcllo seems to
Friday For Game
Williamston High School will
provide the competition, for the
Perquimans Indians in an Alhe-
mafle, Conference football, (tame
to be played in Hertford'; Fri
day night. Game time is eight
o'clock and a large crowd of fans
are expected to turn out for this
contest. ' :
On past records -th-e: two
teams can be considered evenly
matched- Thevlndiansr noW'have
won one, tied one and lost three
while the Green- Wave has a sim
j Perquimans High bounced back
from three straight .defeats last
Friday night to tie the Plymouth
Panthers, another , well-regarded
conference team. The Indians
came from benind . during tne'.
final 50 seconds of the Plymouth
contest to Jsnot the count at
13-13.';, - ; .
Plymouth opened the 1 scoring
in , the game by recovering an
Indian funible deep in Perquim
ans territory during the first
quarter and scored a touchdown
when Johnson passed ' to Flem
ing. . ' . -
Perquimans came back to take
the lead in the ball game 7-6
When the Indians marched 65
yards, climaxed by a four yard
smash Of Julian Nixon -for the
TD and - the extra point was
f , Th'e Panther passing attack
Smothered .'Perquimans during
the second period when Johnson
passed 40 yards to Ganderson
for a TD and Plymouth convert
ed the extra point to go ahead
Neither team scored - during
the third1 period and then when
it appeared - Plymouth had the
game . wrapped, up, ' Perquimans
spurted to .'score its, second TD
when Nixon plunged one yard
to tie the score. The try for ex
tra point failed' and the, contest
ended in a- tie.' W-' -,
::;-' ,i; ; ' y - : ' I
P. O. Gives Dates
With Christmas not too far
off, the Post Office Department
has announced ' the period No
vember J to November 20 as be
ing the 'best time for mailing
of .Christmas parcels to members
of the Armed. Forces overseas.
, For. -air mail, the - dates will
be December 1 to December 10.
According , to, Postmastef W.1 W
White, the term Armed Force?
overseas include personnel of the
Armed Forces, members Of their
families and authorized U. S,. ci
vilians . employed overseas, . who
receive ;.' their ' mail through an
APO, New Tork,; Seattle, Wash.,
or San Francisco, Calif V or Fleet
Post Office in the same cities,
v All packages - should be se-
curely wrapped in boxes o! suf
ficient strength to withstand
possible, : damage, t An number - of
a"':rl"s e-e forbidden to. be mail,
have come to a dead Eton in
, The arresting sight is made
training for the city's annual
Mrs. Sadie Gregory
Dies In Hospital
mrs- oaaie Anonu ey.
; died Monday morning in
Chowan Hospital at Edenton af-
ter an illness of six weeks.
iAi daughteniHof .William., and
Janie White Thomas and widow
of Charlie Gregory, she was a
lifelong resident of ' Perquimans
County and a member "cf Mt.
Sinai Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister,
Mrs. T. S. Gregory, apd as half-
brothe. Mercer Thomas, both
Funeral services were -: con
ducted i Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock at the Lynch Funeral
Home by the Rev. James Lay
ton, pastor of Mt. Sinai Church
and- the Rev. A. N. Gore of the
Epworth Methodist Church. The
church choirs sang "Rock of
Ages" and "God Be With You
'Til We Meet Again."
' Interment was in West Lawn
Cemetery in Elizabeth City..
Next Sunday P.M.
Hertford Methodists will join
in a church-wide study of alco
hol and the Christian responsi
bility Sunday night , at 7:30
o'clock, when they meet for a
study of Dr. Douglas Jackson's
new book,. "Stumbling Block."
This year's church-wide study
is sponsored jointly by the Com
mission on Missions, the Corn-
mission on Social Concerns and,
the Woman's Society of Christian,
Service. Charles ..llpwj
Z .ITV" .
Missions, today announced that
the evening of study will be di
vided into three major sections.
The Rev. James A. Auman will
discuss "Alcohol and the Bible,"
using a summ.ary comparison of
the use of . alcohol in Bible times
and today. Representing -. the
church school, Mrfe. J. W. Dillon,-
will discuss "Alcohol and
the .Churches," tracing the stand
of the church on the question of
alcohol: Finally, representing
the .laymen '. of the ' church and
the hew . Commission on Social
Concerns, John Beers will dis-j
Mrr. H. C. Stokes, chairman
of - the 'Missionary ' , Education
Committee of the Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service, also
reminded the woman of ; the
church that Sunday night's study
is one of their four goals in
missionary' education for this
year and that all Woman's So
ciety members are urged to par-
f-'s lief mayltcT ia . thi church -wide
Tax Rate Decrease
By, virtue of a -property j raj
valuation program undertaken
last year, Perquimans County is
one of 1 14 counties , in Norh- Ca
rolina ; having a lesser tax )rt
than - the previous year, accord
ing to Alex -McMahon, general
counsel for the . North Carolina
Association of County Commis
sioners. Perquimans County's tax rate
was reduced by $1.00, largest
decrease within the state, in face
of ; rising costs in local govern
According to Mr. McMahon:
Fourteen counties had a low
er tax rate in 1960. Five had
just completed a revaluation and .
had a higher total property i
valuation as a result. These 5
counties ranged from a decrease
of 40 cents to a decrease of $1.
The average decrease was 65
Nine counties had a rate re
duction for other reasons. In
five counties, additional prop
erty provided a larger tax base.
Here, the decrease ranged from
one cent to 15 cents. Four
counties had a decrease for
other reasons, including a couple
of counties that eliminated spe
cial taxes for special projects
that had been completed.
ine laou tax rate decreases
tvoro tvnir.nl ror-nnt voarB .
Generally, a number of coun -
ties experience a rate reduction
following a revaluation, and oth-
ers have a decrease for other
: Looking at total tax rates, nine
counties have a rate of $2 or
more, the same as in 1959.
Eleven' counties ' have a rate of
less than $1, compared to 12 in
1959. The counties with rates
under $1 are not necessarily
carrying a lower tax load than
counties with.:higher rates; they
have more ' up-to-date property
valuations and higher assess
Ashas been true every year,
school appropriations continue
to dominate the - county - prop
erty tax picture. Practically
every county finds it necessary
to provide for larger public
school appopriafaons. Some
counties can absorb larger ap
propriations because they have
larger total valuations, resulting
from the construction or acquisi
tion of additional property. Oth
er counties, however, una it ne
cessary to increase the rate.
Between two-thirds and three
fourths of all counties have had
an increase : in rate in recent
years for this reason. -
Seven cases were disposed of
during Tuesday's session of Per
quimans Recorder's Court and
one defendant, Robert Schorr,
was ordered apprehended and
heM ' for a hnnd of $100 whpn
he failed to appear in court to
nSwPr t rharaP nf ervpH,n,r
Earl Owens submitted to'
speeding charges and paid the
costs of court. John Phelps, al-
so charged with speeding, sub
mitted and paid a fSie of - $35.
Costs of court were taxed
against Ernest Miller who sub
mitted to a charge of failing to
grant a right-of-way.
Light Docket In
$2 and costs on a .EZ Cr;
Tnl,ftr .,, ,.,. nnl Frank Overton of Windsor; one
SSTiESwS--tota-. avenrt of
rdS6 oa fnTof $5 Sdild' 23
a 1 ---a--, 2 -
Charlie Modlin, Negro, charg
ed with disturbing the peace and
using profanity, was given . a
30-day sentence to be suspended
upon payment of a $10 fine and
V . W 5 r
, .. uuc, eeru, w,
found guilty on a charge of non-
support. He was ordered to pay
the costs of court and the sum
oi iu per monin ior eacn oi.,a. th enn nt Milli- Franklin
. . Ann i . . .
his children, or; serve 30 days)and Nann;e Eli2abeth Hollowell
on the roads.
Ausrust Sales Tax
Collections Rise .
Gross - retail sales and sales
tax collections ' in Perquimans
County rose during the month
of August as. compared with
July and August Of 1959, accord
ing to a report i by the N. C.
Merchants . Association. '-Sales
tax collections ,in 'Perquimans
County duing August " I960,
amounted ' to $7,292.01, ' as com
pared with $3,706.33 or the
month ' of Juty. , - ' ''u ' '
Age Ordinance For
New Bond Issue
last Saturday night with 15 S Wf nn reCOrd red,
members present, wholehearted- ing the Board of County Com,
ly endorsed the approval of the1 missions $ t0 adopt a similar or
$265,000 school bond issue to be dinance uertainine to territnrv
determined by the voters of the
county at the general election
on November 8. . .t ' .. , K.
.led at the meeting Monday to
The meeting, held for the pur-require individuals or firms to
pose of organizing the unit io-r notify the Town ClerK of inten-
the current school year, adopted j tions or actions to install monu-
a set of by-laws and elected of-;ments on lots within Cedarwood
ficers for the year. Named as Cemetery. This action followed
president was Mrs. Jack Brinn; discovery that an out of town
vice president, Mrs. Keith Has-irm had installed a monument
kett, and secretary-treasurer, Dr. on a wrong lot in the local
The committee also adopted a
three-point program for the cur-
Sir k " laVTh V Pub"-,
crzmg the bond election; ar-
ranging for a motorcade which
,will tour Perquimans County on
Monday, November 7 for the1
. . ,
lliUiHU3c UA at.-LjuaiiiLiiig voieis
1 with the program for which the
funds from the bond issue will
i be used, and third, arranging for
a study of the local school cur-
The motorcade; it was an
nounced will leave the Perquim
ans Library at 10 A. M.; on
Monday, November 7.
Funeral sirvices for Mrs.
Sarah Clarkey Barnes, 86, who
died Frida afternoon at 12:15
in the Morgan Nursing Home
following a long ' illness, were
conducted Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock in the Swindell Fun
eral Home by the Rev. A. W.
Price, pastor of the Hertford
Assembly of God -Church, assist
ed by the Rev. W. S. Brown,
pastor of the Woodville Baptist
,'The Old Rugged Cross" was
sung by the choir of the As
sembly of God Church and
"Good Night and Good Morn
ing" was sung by Mrs. W. S.
Brown. They were accompanied
by Mrs. J. Ellie White, organist.
The casket pall was . made of
white mums, red carnations and
Pallbearers, grandsons of Mrs.
Barnes, were Louis Taylor,
James Taylor, Albert Barnes,
Van Barnes, Floyd Barnes and
Burial followed in Cedarwood
Mrs. Barnes, a native of Wash-
Jnton . : County, , had lived on
Route 2 for the past two years.
?.he was. the da.u6hter .of th late
Jim and Sarah Clarkey Over-
on- wfe f: -the Jate Willie
Barnes and a member of the
I Hertford Assembly of God
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Kyson Taylor of Koute 3,
Hertford and Mrs. Wilson Horn
of Drivers, Va.; three brothers,
, . , r x :n
great great grandchild.
W.F. Hollowell, Jr.
Died Thursday A. M.
I Willie. Franklin Hollowell, Jr.,
28 of 1 Route three, Hortford,
died Thursday morning at 4:45
o'clock in Albemarle Hospital, af
ter an illness of two weeks. He
of Route three, Hertford.
He was a native of Perquim
ans County . and a member of
Cedar Grove Methodist Church.
'Surviving besides the parents
are three brothers, Thomas - and
Jerry of Route three, and Clif
ton Hollowell of Goldsboro.
Funeral services will be con
ducted Saturday. afternoon at, 3
o'clock in Cedar Grove Metho
dist Church . by, the. .Rev. ; A. N.
Gore, ,,. The ; body wil be taken
from Swindell Funeral' Home; to
the church one hour prior to the
services,' , - ...
I After hearing complaint con--
cerninff vprv vnunir Knva
r i w e w v -
ing pool rooms in Hertford, the;
Town Board Monday night vot.
etl to adopt an ordinance pro
hibiting youths under the age
of 18 to visit in pool rooms
within the town. The Board al-
outside . Xown of Hertford,
a ..H: j!
The pool room ordinance was
adopted following a discussion
during which complaints were
made thflt and old
,m ,j , ,
a haI1 tfnr uo ,nt.
a' I"BIH. Hie DOdra naS Deen
. mi t a i i
under the opinion state law cov
ered this situation but were ad
vised by Town Attorney Chas. E.
Johnson that the state law failed;
to cover Such action unless- a
parent notified the pool hall op-"
era tor to keep his. children out
of the hall providing they are'
under the age of 18.
The Board voiced approval of
a plan to erect new entrance
ways for Cedarwood Cemetery
after being advised a firm will
provide free plaques for arch
ways if erected by the town.
Designs of the archways are to
be secured before final action is
taken on the proposal.
Mayor V. N. Darden advised
the Board town- officials . will
confer next week with ! authori
ties of the State Board of Health
and Civilian Defense concerning
a clearance project for the drain
age ditch running between the
King Street School and Perquim
ans High School for the purpose
of controlling malaria in this
area. ' v. '''
The Mayor also miormed ina
Board two new stop lights are
to be installed on Grubb Street
One at the corner of Edenton
Road Street and the other at the
street intersection near Don.
Juan Manufacturing Company.
The installation will be made
for the purpose of controlling
speed of vehicles and as a saf
The Board was also given a
progress report on the renova
tion of the town's water plant.
Mayor Darden said present es
timates by the contractor indi
cate the project will be com
pleted between the first and 15t.h
of December. The Board was
advised water is being supplied
to the town consumers from the
new well and pumps operate .
only six hours each day supply
ing the water needed. Prior to
use of the new wells pumps had
to operate 24 hours daily to
supply the demand
Police Report 21
Arrests In Sept.
; Twenty-one arrests were made
by the Hertford Police Depart
ment during the month of Sep
tember, according to the depart
ment report submitted by Police
Captain B. L. Gibbs. Of the ar
rests made 20 defendants' .. were
convicted and one acquitted. The
polipe answered 67 calls, investi-"
gated two accidents, extended 71
courtesies, found 8. : doors, left
unlocked , and reported eight
lights out. The police car trav- .
eled a total of 2,354 miles , and
uied 235 gallons of gasoline ',, ' .
Fire Destroys x ,lo i '
A fire of undetermined origin
destroyed the Winslow Saw Mill
at Winfall last Thursday morn
ing. Firemen were called to the
scene at about'; midnight and ,
fought the blaze for two hours;
however.: the fire had : gainei
such headway the mill was re
garded,', total loss. The f
men were recalled to , the f r
again vat 6:30 A.. M, tn
guish a blaze that hr !
under a pKi rf ;