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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, iViday, January 6, 1961.
J ill - V'
I nans County closed out
t..e l sjx months of its cur
re? A year on December 31,
o; . g well within its budget,
b ' -g to a financial report
le Board of County Com
Ti ners on Tuesday by County i
mtant Max Cempbell.
atal cash receipts during the
i amouniea. to aoB,u
expenditures ran to $182,
Taxes collected during the
1.. amounted td $82,825,
y more -than for the same
1 last year. .
ne figures given for the
s county funds were r
c 1 as follows:. General fund,
"t'J.CO. 'expenditures $32,526;
poor fund $1,204, expenditures,
$515; debt service fund $28,350,
expenditures $7,993; school fund
$37, V '3, , expenditures $40,757;
school supplement fund $8,806,
expenditures $9,945; old age as
isstahce $41,015, expenditures
$12,011; "aid to dependent child
ren $18,615, expenditures $18,138;
APTD fund $18,690, expenditures
$13,730; , welfare .-administration
, $7,C.,3, expenditures $6,741. -
Cash balances' in all funds on
December31 amounted to $108,?
402. The" total budget calls for
outlays during the. year in the
amount of $426,909, thus expen
ditures ' during the,; first 'six
months Tan slightly behind the
v Tax collections for the month
of January are anticipated to be
good, - since penalties . will - be
added to tax accounts paid after
the first of next month.
- Officials bf the -State High
way "Department this . week re
peated earlier statements that,
traditional road name signs on
' rural Selondary Roads will re
,r main in place.' Department of
ficials said that in some areas,
, the public had thought that Sec
ondary Road numbers were be
ing assigned to replace familiar
local road name signs. --.. ,;
This is not at all therase, ac
cordmg to Secondary Roads Of
ficer John Swam. "We realize
that many persons are accustom
ed ' to using ' the familiar road
names and all of the signs dLs-
: ' played on paddle-type, wooden
markers will remain as they
have always been," said Swain.
He adJed that the Highway De
part.nent will continue to main-
' tain and ' replace these road
name signs whenever they de
teriorate through age or weather.
" At its December 28 meeting in
'eiii, the Highway Commis
i went a step further in re-
l to Secondary Road direc-,
' pi 'na.; Whenever a com-
' or communities are1 ser
Secondary Road and
t lie on the US of NC
1 system, large number
will be installed, show
4h , the Secondary Road
r and direction and mile
toi .nation to the com
3. ''" .,; V::,'. ': ;':r-:':i
18 months ago, the High-5
Commissioa. installed li-
late type, black and; Leslie ferry, Ervin Turner, ear
ns, showing road num- son' Banks, Hoyle Jones and
all its 58,000 miles of .Clayton Forbes,
v facilities. This num. Burial followed in Cedarwood
ystem was installed , to J
efficiency of record
and to direct, motorists
'iven, Secondary. Road,
i there may be sev-
e tions along the route
1 numbers are now
d on the regular
1 vay mans to aid
road residents . and
roRd ficili'es in'
e road nurnber-f."
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Thy Week's 1
Diplomatic relatione between
thi - United States- end Cuba
were broken off Tuesday night
jj, S- following a demand
oy we moan government uiai
only 11 persons be assigned to
the U. S. Embassy Jn Havana.
President Eisenhower announced
the break Tuesday night, saying
there is a limit to what the
United States can in self le
specf endure and that limit had
Meanwhile, there is specula-
tion .regarding the status of the
huge U. S. naval base, follow- Building and Loan paid out $28,
ing this' diplomatic break, but 928.57 through the maturity of
word in Washington is the Unit- savings and dividends and in
ed States will not relinquish its i
rights to "Gitmo." " The v agree
ment between the U. S. and
Cuba concerning control of this
base calls for both, nations to
consent to a break off of the
treaty and this the United States
is no't likely to do.
The 87tli Congress convened in
Washington this week anticipat
ing a change in Administrations
on January 20 when -John P.
Kennedy takes over the Presi
dency from Dyvight D. Eisen
hower. . . Pre-session predictions
relating to a battle between lib
erals and conservatives failed to
mature fully but reports from
Washington indicate -an attempt
to modify the' House rules com
mittee will-be continued. .. -. a
As Presidpnt, , Mr. Kennedy
will inherit several- serious prob
lems that are expected toormu
late his course of action during
the first fiscal year of his term
In office. The current reces.(i)h.
"-"jTmeyrtploytirent and- foreign: poli
cy, Washington reports say, will
cause the pew President to steer
a "middle of the road" course
during the coming year.
James Terry Sanford was inau
gurated as Governor of North
Carolina at ceremonies at noon
Thursday - in Raleigh, v Most
members of the General Assem
bly, including State Senator J.
Emmett Winslow end Represen
tative Archie T. Lane, Sr, at
tended the . inaugural activities
althouglr-the Legislature will not
convene until next month.-
Funeral services for Cecil Let
Fairish, 55, of Route 3, who died
last Friday morning around 2:45
enroute to the Albemarle . Hos
pital, - were conducted Mondaj
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
.New . Hope Methodist Church by
the Rev Dan Meadows, pastpr.
i.ne cnurch cnoir sang rne
Old Rugged Cross'' ttnd "Abide
With Me accompanied by- Mrs.
Ann Butt; organist The casket
was covered with an American
Flag and the pall was made d
white mums, red 'Carnations, and
. Pollbearers were Steve Perry,
A native of Perquimans Coun
ty, he retired from the Navy in
1959 as a Chief Boatswain's
Mate after serving 20. years. - He
was the foster' son of the' late
C; W. and Mrs. "Wortley Griffin
and was a member of the New
Hope Methodist Church. 1
Surviving are his wife; Mrs,
Hawl McClain Parrish;. two sis-
tc,,s' ucy tznotf or -unap-
anoke and Mrs. Emma Barnes of
-Roanoke Rapids; one brother,
1 Henderson Parrish of Baltimore.
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: Mt. and Mrs. Will E.' . Curtis
celebrated their fiftieth wedding
anniversary December 10 at their
horre in Hertford.
Tney have two children, ane
'iter, 1 s. J. C. I ".or of
. ' "-, Va , f s a s i, f d-
Despite the slow-dowh in busi
ness tn 1960, Hertford' Building
and Loan- 'Associa'tion 1 continued
to : grow and prosper, following
the pattern of previous postwar
Assets of the local Building'-
And Loan Association increased
to $322,712.83, or more than 15
percent as recorded December 31,
1959. ' Total increase ' in the as-1
sets amounted to $49,074.37.
- A. W. Herren, pi es;cient of the
Association, reported loans made
by the institution during the past
year increased by . $65,718.56
while savings accounts increased
Income of the institution, ac
cording to Mr. Hefren, reached
an all time high and more than
50 percent of this income was
returned to stockholders through
payment of dividends. Hertford i
turn issued a total of 363 serial
saving shares and 444 shares of
full paid Stock. Total savings
reached $248,81 .25 at the close
Of the year.
Total dividends paid to stock
holders ; during - the ' past year
amounted to $9,790.59 and at the
same time the institution added
$2,300 to its reserve funds bring-
ing this amount up to $27,020.48
- Looking ahead, Mr. Hefre. .
said, present indications point to
continued increased activities by
the association during the com
ing months of 1961.
Eris Haste ticked
D;o Drive Le;r
Erie1 Haste Jr., today was
named director of the 1961 New
March Dimes for Perquimans
- jThif appointment Was announc
ed by Mrs."W. C, twitit, chair
man of the county chapter of
The National Foundation. Cam
paigri dates are January 2-31.
f "The UeWMarch of Dimes, al
ready has made a .: substantial
beginning in its expanded pro
gram of seeking to prevent birth
defects and arthritis in addition
to continuing to seek total con
trol of paralytic polio," the new
campaign ' director declared. ' ''
"The people , of ' Perquimans
County, : through their splendid
support of the March of Dimes
for. more than 20 fears, have
contributed substantially to a
great health program that re
sulted in the Salk vaccine.
"The 1961 New ' March of
Dimes offers opportunity for all
Jt us to be a part of work aim
ed at prevention of still more
of the great cripplers that afflict
so many millions of Americans
today," he said.
"I am confident that the peo
ple of this county-will continue
6 fi,ght . for, better health ; for
themselves and their children
ihrough te New March of Dimes,
both as volunteer workers and
through their contributions."
- Mr. Haste also served as di
rector of last year's March of
Dimes--drive;" ' , ' .
Tree Seedling's . .
Offered By C&D
The Division of Forestry of the'
N. C. Department of Conserva
tion .and Development has an-
1 nounced it has some 95 million
forest tree seedlings to'distribute
this winter and is now receiving
orders for these seedlings from
residents -of the state.
- Applications.. for tree, seedlings
Tiay bevsecured from fhe .de
jartment by writing. N. Cs Dept
Conservation and Development,
Forestry Division, Baleigh,. N.. C,
or . from the county agent or- Soil
Conservation Service. Seedjings
will be. shipped out only ,after
receipt of tbe proper forms,
Pricon Camp To
Clcce Next Month
An unofficial announcement
was made here last -Week-end
that the i State Prison Depart
ment will close: its camp, at
Woodville, in Perquimans Coun
ty s'lortly.jtfter February 1. -It
is u iorstood mmates at the
carrp will be transferred to oth
er c ,s end t',3 c.'rp si erin
l. T C. J - end carer
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New March oi Dimes Poster Girl
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Pretty and merry today, Linda Gail Breese four, of Colum
bus, Ohio, was not expected to live when born with birth de
fects of an open spine and. excess fluid on the brain. Now she
is the nation's New March of Dimes Poster Child who sym
bolises what National Foundation research and patient aid
seeks to do for victims of crippling diseases. The National
Foundation also is attacking birth defects and arthritis and is
continuing work on polio, i,
Of Building Plan
The j board ' of Education, for Iflff lCnC - QfflOWC
Perquimans County,' -meeting in! IllUiullj " OlJUaif O
regular quarterly session here . m m
last; Tuesday night continued its I flQP l.tTP llHlP
caritmittfee-study'of construction LUOU UQgC UQIIIbO
plans for -an addition . at , Per-j . -.. ... ' , .
quimans Union School. j Perquimans High School bas
A plat 'for a proposed site forjetball teams dropped a twin
the additional rooms has been bill here Tuesday night when the
drawn but negotiations for thejcamden girls won a 48-30 deci
site. are not completed. Like-'eiolv over the Indian Squaws and
wise, the . board, which is. pro-.Camden. boys edged the Indians
ceeding under plans approved by.5 to 48.
the voters of : the county in a
.special bond election, are mov
ing slowly an the project follow
ing an announcement made somei(iians
time ago oy uovernor lerry
n -1 I ...Ill nnnn. " .
oaiiiuiu uhi in: win
SfLltUUl tUlUUUtuull uiukiiuii vi
the next General Assembly.
.County. Representatives Archiellalf time. Camden scored 18
T., Lane,, Sr., . appeared before poillts in the third quarter while
the board and discussed matters(Fcrquimang tanie)j 13. 1 la. the
Cdncerning the public schools inlfina period both teams scored
reference to the General Assem-inine p0inta f
bly. He requested -the local Mansfield, Camden for-
board to keep him mformed on scorer
matters of particular interest to , canni b30 points, whiie
Perquimans County schools. teammatef A. Leary, scored
.The board also voted to rein-jlfl ,. Fo,.eUand had five and P.
state Mrs. Grace Spear Eure and Leary tvro
only Jee nerve as siuuenu oi
Perquimans' High School. ,
Plans were also made for
members 01 tne Doara 10 aueno
the First District School Boards
Association meeting wh.ch . is to
be held in Windsor on January
Congressman Herbert C Bon
ner has been advised by the Der
partmen't of the Interior; through
a letter received irom non. iws
L Leffle?,' Assistant Secretary,
., . , .... .n
tw 4Ka am Jh MatPheWi nros.
erty at Edenton has been declar. Wednesday evening, m Raleigh s
ed surplus 'and turned over to Memorial Auditorium honoring
the General' Services Administra-Gover.nor-e ect Terry , Sanford
tion tof disposal under the pro- W Miss Harriet, tClay Stokes,
visions "of the Federal Property daughter pf Mrvl.and Mrs, H. C,
and Administrative Services Act S'es, and Miss Dianne Hollo
of 1945. ' ' 1 well, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
' " . ' 1 j .u.i Robert L. Hollowell. Miss Stokes
h. LrZht tha Te new is freshma at Peace Colle8e
was canstrucfed at his insistence11 atoo ?f w
Ia rvi MMom North Carolina
and to take the place of the old
ViBlnharv1: in tiiv iyi Yllll niWR.
tion. Th new bntcherv is the
last -word in modern fingerling' Miss. Honowell was nominated dress was burgundy crepe and
production and will be of great for the honor by State Senator Jher flowers were pink ,carna
value to r irt'.ias wen as com-' Emmett Winslow, .while' s Miss, tions.. , , , , !
- ' out the' Etc' j wai nominated by F,?pre?j -,The 9ouple received m t,he ves-
v . -t ... W.-oIjia, B.UUv AKWe X. Lane,-r.' ConllaMd oa Past Six
A five ' point deficit in the
third quarter of the contest : ac
counted for the loss by the In-
Camden started fast, se
curing a 17-11 lead in the first
but Perquimans closed
(the gap in the second quarter,
knottinu the count at 26-all at
Chappell Ted the Perquimans
scoring with 15 points, Mc-
Googan hit for 12, Daniels and
E Nix0Il got eight each and
conference game here on Friday
night and will travel to Wil
liamston on Friday of next week.
At Inaugural Ball
,Two young ladies from Heft-
fnrfl wnn accented lnvuauons us
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sponsors . and attended the in-
.fu-W oaii, wmcii was ...
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senior - at Perquimans ' High
'School and her escort was John
Ir.com3 Tax School
l(:ro Jzney 12th
1 There will-be an Income Tax
School held in the Agricultural
Building in Hertford on Thurs-:
day;, night, January 12,' at 8
o'clock, according to : R. M.;
Thompson, County Agricultural'
Dr. Bill Turner and Fred Man
gum, . Farm Management and
Public Afiairs Specialists of the
N. C. Extension Service will con
duct this meeting and everyone
is invited to attend. Most of
the discussion will be on Farm
Income Tax, but parts of Social
Security will be covered along
with personal income tax
"We hope that by having this
meeting early in January, many
people will take advantage of
this school, and take part in the
discussion, because there aie not
trany days befoie filing income
lax is due for fatmerV states
lie also states that il vou
have questions that you would
like answeied, this would be an
excellent opportunity to piesent
tin ?e questions, as the two men
conducting the meeting aie well
known as qualified Agneultuial
Income Tax Specialists, and
nopes mat you win make a spo
I rial .effort to attend as he be
lieves it will be helpful to you
in the coming weeks.
Evelyn A. Elliott
Weds John Young
In Baptist Church
In an atternoon ceremony,
Evelyn Anna Elliott of Hertford,
daughter-of Mi s" Norman Elliott
and the late Mr. Elliott, became
the bride of John Dilbun Young,
ot Ocilla, Georgia, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Young. The double
ring cerejnony, solemnized in
the presence of relatives and
friends, was marked with sim
plicity and charm when the nup
tial scene was the Hertford Bap
tist .Church. Officiating as the
sacred vows were exchanged atiof their goals a complete soil
4, o'clock January 1, wa3 the sampling of all the fields in their
bride's pastor, the Rev. Norman community, states R. M. Thomp
B. Harris. ; Ison. Countv Agricultural Aeant.
Mrs. Georgia H. Roberts play-
ed a program of organ melodies scheduled to begin the projects
as the guests assembled at thel1he w?ek f January 2 through
church and was accompanist for the 7,h- These two communities
Charles Johnson, II, of Winston- !the Bethel and Beech Springs.
Salem( whose solo was "Be-, Fertilizer dealers m the county
cause" and for Miss Mabel Fran- ,!lle cooperating wuh this pro
ces Keel, of Radford, Virginia, 8ram b-V furnishing the technical
cousin of the bride, and Mr. nt;1P wherever it is necessary for
Johnson, who sang a duet, "I those communities participating
Walk With God" as the bridal
couole knelt for the benedictory
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fu!' .:. r T1, th,, .n a community
111c uixuiiiab Liidvcu jjie&L uc
The beauty of the sanctuary
was accented by the lighting of
burning candles and for the al
v, f u-,u
the vows were taken, of wood
ardiafem uv pedestal groupmgs
formed a background for the
classic urns holding jade palms
and all white specimen chrysan
The bride approached the al
tar on the arm of her uncle,
John Grady Spivey of Raleigh,
by Whom she was given in mar
riage. She chose for her wed
ding a fitted Erd green wool suit
with fur collar dyed to match.
Her headdress was fashioned of
green velvet with matchmg veil.
She carried a white Bible topped
with a gold-throated orchid
showered with ribbons.
1 Miss Sandra Keel, cousin of
the bride, was maid of honor.
She wore a deep purple wool
jersey dress and matching feath-
1 ij hanririrocc she rnrripri a
j bouquet of lavender carnations
, tied witn' wiae riDDoa
William1 Paul Smith of Ports
mouth, Virginia, brother-in-law
of the bride, was best man.
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..ji-,. o iT:ti- j
L. C. EEtiott 'of - Hertabrd,coiisins
of the bride.
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Mrs. Elliott wore on the:occa
" daughtert wedding
! hat and matchingaccessor.es.
ner inwvnj .were piim. tmna-
lions worn at the shoulder.
: Mrs. Melvm G. Owens served
as mistress of ceremony. Her
J .? 6 -2- S Cents PerCora.
Proposal For Auto
License I In County
m I a. 1
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Dr J Lem Stn,
-, piesident of
vwll be the
pnncipal speaker at
be tondutted by
a tally to
Churches of the Elizabeth
Distuct on Janudiv 18, it was
announced by tne Rev James
A. Auman. pastor of Hertford
..mu...., u u . ...u r.!-
lvicuiiiiui.il vanillin, wuu in iia-'
ffii.l ill I'ii.tM,. nf Micuwmc fi ,h"
,. , , , . ' 1 The commissioners named S. -Elizabeth
City district. n0T. Perry of Duiants Neck as a
rally will De held at City Road member of the Perquimans Coun-.
Methodist Church. tv Welfare Board. Mr. Perry
Dr. Stokes, piesident of pfeif. ; succeeds R. S. Chappell. Sr., who
fpf Pnllppo sini-e has he.-r. I es,nt'cl " Pst last month.
active in civic alfairs; he was!
born in Korea and received h!stiSalu plying a request with
early education there, later grad- j proper authorities for n reduced
uatin!? from Asbury College, andspeed limit on highwav 17 in
auenaing uuKe universuy ana;
Sample Soil Under
Many of the communities tak
ing part in Perquimans Com
munity Development has as one
Two of the communities are
,m the sou sampling drive.
"We beliqve that this is one of
the finest Di-ocrams that can
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as a means ot assisting larmers
to plan their fertilization pro- ter of the 'ate Rev. James M.
gram for the next three years, and Mrs. Ella Smith and attend
and it is hoped that before d the BaS'ey Swamp Pilgrim
'everything is finished, every
. . . ...
iarmer in rerquimaiis cuumj
...ni ,,n,.r,;i,. in hnua
jJa(j assistance in obtaining soil
1 samples." states R. M. Thompson,
Mr Thomnsnn snpi'ests that if
you have any questions concern
ing this program, see your of
ficers of community develop
ment in your community, your
fertilizer dealers or agricultural
workers in the county.
Short Session In
Perquimans Recorder's Court
was in a short session here on
Tuesday disuosina of only six
cases listed on the court docket.
One case was heard by the court
I while the other five defendants!
submitted to charges out of
Charlie Cogdell, Jr., Negro,
pleaded guilty to a charge ofl
driving drunk. He was ordered
I -in Mnir o Tin a
to pay a fine of $100 and costs
of court or serve -.a 60-day jail
sentence. , . , . j
George Ayscue. submitted to a
charge of failing to see intend
ed movement of .his car couldo"s injuries in an automobile ac
be made safely.
He paid the
court costs. "
Fines of $2 . and costd each
were taxed against Lucious Arm
strong; Negro, George Harvey,
Negro and James Gaffey,
charges. of .being drunk.
hJeri'Vi Chaonell submitted to
charge, of following too closelyj
and paid the wmt costsk
Faced with an ever rising cost
in government, the Board of
Commissioners for Perquimans
County, meeting here last Tues
day, took under advisement a
proposal to provide for a lew
requiring motor, .vehicle licenses '
especially for Perquimans Coun
ty. Fees- collected from this
source, should the proposal be
placed in efiect, would go into
the general school budget, thus
reducing, by a like amount, the
tax requirement for this depart
ment Alter .1 lengthy discussion of
the proposal, the commissioners
took the matter undei advise
ment foi further study
The board named Carson Spi
vey as an employee to assist in
the tax listing of pioperty for
1960. Mr. Spivey will laspect,
measure, grade and
past year Mr. Spivey received
tt amine in this work while em-
ployed by the Canoll-Phelps
Company which ,evalued Pcr-
Chairman R. L. Sptvey was
authorized bv the board to mves-
the congested area south of
I Hertford, and to place the re-
quest for action betore the prop
I er agancy. Tin. action was tak
ien following requests by resi
dents of the congested area.
I County Representative Archie
T. Lane, Sr., appeared before the
board; advising the commission- .
ers he desires to be of service tof
them ditring tne't-Wing session '
of the Legislature, and will
work with them in any changes
sought in local laws during the
Reports were received by the
board from the Department of
Welfare and from the Extension
Smith Rites Held
Muss Neppie Maude Smith. 55,
a native and life-long resident
ot the Bagley Swamp section,
died unexpectedly on Saturday
night at 715 in
an illness of
was the daugh-
. . fiiirtivinn- uvt mid QiQtr Mra
E, R. Stevanson of Route 2.
Hertford; two brothers, Adrian J.
i "smith, br., and Hoy W. Smith,
ooui or nouie a, neniora.
. Funeral sen'ices were con
ducted Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock in the Bagley Swamp
Pilgrim Church by the Rev. A.
1 E. Barefoot
pastor, assisted by-
the Rev. D. B. Cruise, pastor of
the Peoples Methodist Church.
"Shall We Gather at the Riv
er" was sung by the congrega
tion and Mr. Cruise sang "I
Will Pilot Thee." They were ac
companied by Mrs. A. E. Bare-
) foot, pianist.
j The casket was covered with
a pall of pink carnations, white
j mums and fern. ,
Pallbearers were Adrian Smith
Jr., Paul Smith, - Robert Louis
Stevenson, Preston Stevenson,
Charles Smith and Robert Hend-
rcn. .. .
Burial followed in the family
Durants Neck Man
Injured In Wreck
James .Carson Trueblood, 27,
of Durants -Neck, sustained scri
cident, which occurred Tuesday
morning about three miles south
of Deep Creek, Va.- Truehloodj
according to , the pati-olman In
vestigating '"the wreck, wa?
thrown from the car and Buffered
' injuries vto. his , back.- He was
"-entered. . a
hospital, for ,