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ciume XXVIIL Number 9.
issrge Eallmon To
Gross Fund 'Drive
George . Bellmon," manager of
the Perquimans County ASC of
fice, has been named to lead the
Perquimans County 1961 Red
Cfoss fund drive, according to an
announcement, made Tuesday by
Claude Williams, chairman of
the local Bed Cross Chapter. ;
' Drectors - of the chapter met
Moriday night for the purpose of
reviewing Bed Cross work in
Perquimans during the past year
and- make plans for the fund
drive which will open (Friday,
March 10. " -
Glen B rosier, area Red Cross
representative, was on hand for
the meeting ". and he gave the
chapter some reports on Red
Cross work and commended the
- Perquimans-chapter-for an out
standing record during 1960.
r Reports were also given by a
number of the committee chair
men present for the meeting.
Following 'his appointment as
chairman pf the )961 fund drive, i
"Mr. Bellmon v announced the
names of township captains who
will direct, the fund raising cam
paign throughout the county and
: stated the 1961 Bed Cross goal
of- $1,200..' , ' , -,
Drive -captains and township
quotas ara as follows: Hertford,
$500, , Mrs.- Margaret v Sullivan,
Marion Swindell and Bobby El
liott; Belvidere, $150, Mrs. R. C.i
Baker and Emerson Asbell) Beth-!
el, $75, E. J. Proctor and Thomas
Proctor; New Hope, $75, Mrs.
. ' . Melvln ' Eure and S. T. ! Perry,
Sr.; Parkville, $200, J. F. Hollo
well and Floyd Matthews; col-
ored division, $200, Dewey New
by and Mrs. .M. B. Taylor.
President . Kennedy' has pre
sented Congress with more pro
posal as anti-recession moves
and also plans for . his, campaign
program.' He has called for a
$666 million aid to schools pro
gram and a speed up in the fed-
eral highway building program.
The President asked Congress to
increase taxes ; on big trucks
rather: than increase the tax on
gasoline. , ' .
Economic indicators point to an
easement for the recession. Re
. ports this week- show steel, au
j tos and building contracts in bet
ter' positionTlhan in recent
months. In ' Washington Secre
' tary of Commerce Luther Hodges,
said he sees better days come
spring.' ' 1 1 ,. V
North -Carolina legislators will
hear Governor Sanford" next
Monday, at' which time the ' Govt
ernor will make" recommenda
tions concerning taxes needed to
balance his advancement pro J
- gram-for the state. -'A -Raleigh
- report this week 'stated some
$130 million extra: dollars will be
needed by the state during the
' next two years and rumors have
it there may be a change made
in the sales; tax set up to provide
funds. , - ... ..... .'
. .a Congolese soldiers, this week
Unleashed an attack against
United Nations personnel, but the
UN threatened sterri measures to
counteract the trouble area which
apparently halted the Congolese
temporarily, "As , yet, It appears
nd solution to' the Congo! 'jssob
lem has been- worked oufc-i' - :
- Fidel Casira) for- no- apparent
reason, renewed his verbal ' a-
' tacljs on the United 'States' this
week1 and - in radio addresses
warked V e Cuban- people thje
' tf.- S. was tala planhitig ah 3a-
3 for Pc-uimans
' "l.t'c'r I'-rch
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".! - this
Saturday Closing :; ,
A public hearing wjll-be con
ducted in Hertford, at the . Mu
nicipal Building, at 12 noon
Mondav. March 13: by Ben B.
Roberts, Commissioner of Banks
on a proposal by the Peoples
Bank & Trust Company that the
bank operate on a 5-day week,
being closed on Saturdays. '
Any . and all interested per
sons will be heard at this meet
ing on the proposal, according
to a notice published elsewhere
in this issue by Mr. Roberts.
The Hertford Bank, according
to R. M. Riddick, Jr., Executive
Vice President of Peoples Bank
ti, Trust Company, is joining In
this Saturday closing plan with
banks in Elizabeth City. '
There will be a Grain School
at the Agricultural Building in
Hertford on Tuesday, March 7,
aft 2:00 P. M
"There is 'a very good pro
gram lined up, with several dif
ferent people on the program,"
states R. M. Thompson, County
E. M. Stallings, Grain Mar
keting ; Specialist, will . discuss
Outlook and Marketing, N. A.
Morrison of the N. C Depart
ment of Agriculture will discuss
Grain Grading; Ed A vent of the
State ASC Department, will dis
cuss the Support and Loan Pro
gram; Mr Ferguson, Extension
Agriculture Engineer, and 'Ed
Coates, - Extension 'Agricultural
Engineer, xi will discuss Harvest-"
mr EqulrAeSiiaaGfaltt 'Stor
age and Drying. -
This meeting should be of in
terest to farmers-in Perquimans
county, as mere is a great, aeai
of . interest in Storage bins ; end
drying. There has been quite a
bit of this type of equipment al
ready installed -and the possi
bility for much more is great
Then there is also a possibility
of a new program in 1961 for
corn producers, that should be
of a great deal of concern to the
farmers producing corn, and if
this is in force, this new pro
gram will be discus seel also.'
'Everyone should make ' a spe
cial effort to attend because it
can mean much in how you plan
your farm program for ,1961,"
states Mr. Thompson, . : , , .... '
To Present Sti;j
; Mrs. "Joseph 'Bryant of Ahos-kie,-
district president of the Wo
man's Society of Qmstian Ser
vice, will present the study Ba-
Christian Beliefs" at First
Methodist Church, Hertford on
Sunday night March 5 and Sun
day night March 12," at "7:30
'Basic Christian Beliefs' is
one of the approved studies for
the Woman's Society of Chris
tion Service for the 1960-61
study year, and deals with dis
cussion and understanding of our
beliefs as Christians. Mrs. Bry
ant attended the School of Mis
sions at Duke University whertH
the course was taught '&a& she
ia well-qualified to present the
material.,'' " ' , ' ,"
Othen church ' groups' in ? the
area who have" ' not " had' ' this
study are. invited to participate!,
accbidihg :4o- Mrs.-H. -C.Stokes,
Jr., Chairman of missionary elu.
-Pam Perry has been named as
spelling champion to represent
Hertford Grammar School at the
Ledger - Star Tidewater Area
semi-finals to - be hold at the
College of William and Mary.
Norfolk, Va., on A,- 1 : Lela
Mie ton 3 placed seo 1 end was
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
i Growina Interest on the part
of some farmers' In this county
to increase farm income througn
contracting . for . growing truck
croos has' led to plans for es-
tohlishment . of a farm labor
camo in this county. .
;. Interested people have planned
to construct this camp on Frog
Hall road in ParkvUle Town
ship, ' and will house a total of
75 workers. The camp will be
under health supervision by the
District Health Department and
a foreman; in charge of the
workers, - will live at the camp.
' The camp is to be furnished
by "local contractors, who . will
Use the laborers for harvesting
snap beans, cucumbers and oth
er farm crops which owners may
desire to use this labor supply.
The idea for this camp was
formulated on the part of in
terested people to develop a pro
gram for increased economic de
velopment of agriculture in this
county. ' ' .
Meanwhile, it has been learn
ed there has 'been some opposi
tion to this proposed camp be
ing established in the area and
it is understood the opponents of
the idea will appear, before the
County; Commissioners concern
ing the; matter on next Monday.
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IB Tests Underway
In lleElth Oistnct
Camden Tuberculosis Association
has purchased eight dozen spe
cial; '. tuberculin syringes t and
needles to be made available to
public health nurses in giving
tuberculin tests '( to ;students in
the-three counties, Recording to
Andrew Bailey, president of the
Association. . ';
Dyer 700 : first graders will
have been tested during the cur
rent year "when completed. Fam-
Hies.-,- thf? t positive -Mrtactor
will' be followed up, with TB
tests and chest X-ray.
Seniors in the three counties
will be given the, prrjrilege of a
tuberculin test again this year
and followed up with chest
X-ray. Last year 3B8 : were,
tested. .': '
Tuberculin t'tests among" the
young and adult is most im
portant for if the infection of '
young people can De stopped, tu
berculosis can be eliminated rel
atively soon,- for the positive re
actor will be the source of new
cases and new infections to oth
ers for many years to come
With the usage of the special
tuberculin syringe by the public
health nurses in the counties, it
is another step toward the con
trol of tuberculosis in the coun
ties by the Iquotankerquim-
ans-Camden Tuberculosis Asso
elation in cooperation with the
Health Departments, stated Mr.
Bailey. y ' , ?
Perquimans High School clos
ed out its 1961 basketball sched
ule at - Plymouth last Friday
night dividing a twin bill. with
the Panthers. The Indian
Squaws won' the-i girls' game
with a last second shot 51 to 50,
while ; the Indians lost to the
Plymouth boys 40 io 61.
This week ithe Perquimans
teams . are . participating; in the
Albemarle Conf erftuce Tourna
ment and are rated as under
dog? .in -th . competition. ;.': v ' ;
Phthisic led the Perquimans
girls--to victory over Plymouth,
utting for, a total of. 29 points
Copeland tallied 18.- -Gardner
scored 21; points for Plymouth.
TljeJ- Plymouth girls. . led ati half
time .,28 , to V23 but 'the Sqtsaws
bataed; dow$ to thft.fi?d whistle
antf hit tthe winning basket as
the- sun-ended ;ttie contest. -
In the boys' tonftest -'Plymouth
raced to a 36-9 lead at half time
and coasted to its 61-40 win over
the Indians. McGoogan and
Robertson ehared scoring honors
for Perquimans .with 16 leach,
while Plymouth had four play
ers who hit in double figures.
ON DZAtrS U3T ;
Linda Lou Elliott a. student at
C .'mpbell College, was among the
cf the school i. pyaking
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STAND ASIDE, PLEASE The Air Force announced that a Convair B-58 Hustler, like
the one shown, has broken several speed records. The plane, flying from Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif., bit up to 1,200 m.p.n. over a closed course.
Local PTA Groups Conduct
Two-Day Stucly Course; Hear
Wilkerson On School Needs
Parent - Teachers Associations
of Perquimans High School, Cen
tral Grammar and Hertford
Grammar Schools conducted a
two-day study course last Thurs
day and Friday, the topic of
which was "What We Expect
From Our Schools."
Ray Wilkerson, State PTA leg
islative chairman, was the speak
er, on Thursday night. Follow
ing an introduction by Mrs. R. S.
Morids, Mr. Wilkerson emphasiz
ed the fact that we are living in
a rapidly changing world and
that schools should prepare, stu
dents for . their times1. He " said
legislative committee of the PTA
was formed for the purpose of
getting something done for our
children in North Carolina. He
broueht out the fact that a PTA
or any place where laws' are made
f Mr. Wilkerson urged action be
taken to keep graduates of North
Carolina schools teaching, within
the state. In 1960, he said less
than one-half of some 1,900 N. C.
graduates stayed in North Caro
lina a He related some . of the
difficulties concerning this situ
ation and pointed out in , 1950
County Men See
A delegation from Hertford,
W. F. Ainsley. W. H. Pitt, Char
lie Umphlett, ; Julian A. White
and Julian Broughton, were in
Raleigh on Monday and had a
conference with Governor Terry
Sanford. -;::::,:-'l.:-,yi .
A spokesman for the delegation
said the visit and conference was
for ho specific purpose but that
the men talked with Governor
Sanford concerning the commun
ity, and local problems of Per
quimans County. -.
The group reported they had
a most favorable reception.
Wccldy Legislative Summary
TUl 1 one In a lerin of Weekly um
merlei prepared by the legiaUtive uta'l
oi the Institute of Government on the
work of ihe North Carolina (ieneral
Anembly of 1961. It ta confined to
dlMnulona of matter! of general In
terest and major Importance.
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Newshawks. and camp follow
ers twiddled their thumbs while
the Assembly droned through a
rather featureless week, typical
for this- stage of the session.
The tempo of new introductions
picked up ' slightly, Teaching an
average of five bij Is daily in the
Senate, and 12 in the House. To
tal : introductions . to .date are
lfil, as compared with-186 .far
the comparable period, last s-
sioa . House committee . assign
ments swere ; completed during
the week; a : mild flurry of de
bate was -provoked in .the Sen
ate on a bUl (SB'.lSi toauthorUe
appointment of . tour - additionalj
Superior; Court Judges; eporadic
partisan crossfire in the House
carried a hint that . Democratic-
Republican divisions (hay become
more in evidence than in past
sessions.- -This was about the
size and shape of things as the
1961 legislature moved into its
third week. - -
' t Court Revision
The 1961 version of the North
Caroliha Bar: .Association's: bill.
'a revise the state court 'sysr
.(em-iiwas Kintsroduced 'IW-'y' byJ
Carolina, Friday, March 3, 1961.
North Carolina salaries
about $58 below national aver
ages while in 1960 this figure
had grown to $139. Mr. Wilker-
son closed his talk with a ques-
tion and answer period.
On Friday night the study
discussion. After a welcome by
Mrs. C. T- Rogerson, Dr. Harold
White gave the devotional. Mrs.
, iL j j
naroiQ wnne was me mouera or
or thej panel -discussion, with
Mrs. u-ranam wnite ana miss
' . i5 u..!
Louise unam representing me- , : - -teachers
and Mrs. Royce Vickers 1 c'an, fof ? c- A. Davenport for
and R. M. - Thompson represent-, the last 26 years
ing the parents. Jesse Lee Har-' Surviving besides her husband
ris was moderator for the 8th are one son, Dean Britt of
Hertford: two sisters. Mrs. I. M.
eiaw eivuy, .- j.....
Mrs. J. W. Dillon and Mrs. H. C.
e..i. t t t. ii,o. a.
erator for the high school group i
wUh. the anel -beinji Mrs. Dob-
othv Barbee and R. L. Hollo-,
Some conclusions reached in
cluded showing greater fespect
for teachers, schools and equip
ment, quality teachers with a
nrnfooainnpl nttitwta. annrecia-
mn and culture agneeiallv iniAuman PtOT.
the field of music and art.
Hertford PTA To
Meet March 9th
The PTA of Hertford Gram
mar School will meet on Thurs-j
day. night, March 9, at 8'o'clock
in the auditorium of the school.
Dr. Ed North of Elizabeth City
will be the guest speaker for
this meeting, and will speak on
Emotional Needs of Children.
All members are urged to at
MASONS TO MEET
Perquimans Masonic Lodge No.
106, A. F. & A. M., will meet
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.
similar to the 1959 Senate Com
mittee Substitute for the Bar
Association bill introduced in
that session. It differs from the
original bill sponsored by the
NC Bar Association's Committee
on Improving and Expediting the
Administration of Justice in
North Carolina in that it vests
in the General Assembly great
er authority , over the courts.
The Supreme Court and superior
courts.-would remain .substantial
ly as they now are... The .Gen
eral Assembly would be . em
powered to establish an inter
mediate Court of Appeals. i A
uniform' system of district courts.
with jurisdiction fixed by the
General : Assembly, would re
place aU existing inferior courts.
The General : Assembly would set
up. . jury . commissions - in each
county, and could" provide for
6-man juries in the , district
courts, and for 56 verdicts in
civil oases. The Assembly would
also be 'empowered to allow
waiver of jury in all but the
most serious criminal cases. The
Supreme Court would be au
thorized to make procedural and
administrative rules 4yverning
the whole court system, but the
( General . Assembly- couldj s by" a
36 vote, : alter or repeal anfr
tocrt-r"de procedural rule govt-
Held Sunday For
Mrs. Fenton Britt
Mrs. Lucille Ward Britt, 38,
died Friday afternoon at 4:45 in
the Albemarle Hospital follow-
I ing an illness of four days. A
1 native of Missouri, she had lived
in Hertford for 28 years, resid
ing at 328 West Grubb Street.
She was the wife of Fenton T.
Britt, daughter of the late Rev.
Albert P. and Mrs. Anna Whit- 1
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worked as a nurse and techni-
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Hamm of. Memphis, Tenn., and
Mrs Charles Hoeee of Balti-
more, McL; three brothers, Albert.
Ward of, Marketree, .Ark., Gil:
bert Ward of Tennessee, and
Ward of Memphis,
services were con-
ducted Sunday, afternoon at 2,C0Ire ot tllls county, lo the
o'clock , in the . First Methodist
Church by the Rev. James A.
Music was quietly played dur
ing the service by Miss Caroline
The casket was covered with
a pall of Easter lilies, white
mums, red carnations and fern.
Pallbearers were W. W White,
J. Kelly White, W. M. Knight,
R. C. Elliott, Haywood
and R. S. Monds.
Interment was made in Cedar
New Furniture Store
Opens Here Saturday
Hertford's newest business, the
National Furniture Company,
will hold its formal opening Sat
urday, March 4. The store is
located on Market Street, in the
Jackson building, and will feature-,
ar complete- 4ine of house
hold furnishings. v i '
Jake Mathews is the owner of
the business and Floyd Whaley
is manager. They invite the
public to attend the opening Sat
urday and inspect the store's line
Board Of Education
To Meet Monday P. M.
The Perquimans Board of Ed
ucation will, hold its March
meeting next Monday night, be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock in the
office of the superintendent of
Perquimans ASC Office To
Conduct Feed Grain Acreage
Survey Under Ne Program
The ASC Office announced, to
day that a feed grain acreage
survey . will be made for all
farms in Perquimans County.
The survey to be completed by
March 15th is necessary in order
to establish a basis for 1961
feed grain payments; These pay
ments will be made to" farmers
who participate in the proposed
Feed Grain Program in 1961,
Arrangements have been made
for ASC representatives' W be in
each1 community' to ' obtain the
needed Mormatiorir for ' afch
form... Post cards , have- - been
Varied Docket; Li
At Session Tuesday;
Easter Seal Sale
Mrs. Mattie Matthews, chair
man of Perquimans Society of
Cripppled Children and Adults,
today announced that she had
completed arrangements for the
annual Easter Seal campaign,
which will start March 2 and
continue through Easter.
Mrs. Mattie Matthews has been
named chairman and Mrs. Maude
H. Jones, treasurer.
Bert Hawley of Chapel Hill,
representing the state society,
explained the different phases of
the campaign and operation of
the program. Hawley said Easter
Seal Sale funds in Perquimans
were used to support the Ortho
pedic Clinic, buy braces and
wheelchairs and furnish X-rays.
Blood donors contributed 123
pints of blood to the Red Cross
blood program here last Mon
day when the bloodmobile unit
set up at First Methodist Church.
. In reporting this successful
bloodmobile visit, Talmage Rose,
Jr., and John Beers, co-chair
men of the county committee ex-
pressed the following thanks to
those . who confuted to the
'This was an exceptionally
good turnout due to the won
derful cooperation of everyone
interested in this vital program.
There were 14 rejections but to,
,,ui u j -a u:
P" a big thank you is m
for the effort There were
ar(j measure Map -
viiii ana a largo measure ui ap-
sey for his excellent work as
Blood Program Chairman for the
following we would like to ex
tend our .grateful appreciation:
Dr. T. P. Brum and Dr. Ward,
. ai i- i
wnite, mrs. J&veiyn wneaDee,
Mrs. Gertrude Zachery; Volun
teer Nurses Mrs. Charles Mur
ray, Mrs. Frank Skinner, Mrs.
Willis Jessup; Registration As
sistants Mrs. Cecil Winslow,
Mrs. John Biggeis, Mrs. Talmage
Rose, Jr.; Publicity Pete How
ell; for excellent help in the
food preparation, thanks go to
the Perquimans County Home
Demonstration Clubs. Other as
sistants were Jimmy Dozier, Al
ton Daniels, Riley Williams and
"ine largest voxe oi uianiw
goes to the actual blood donors
of this county who made this
visit such a success. They are
to be congratulated for their
wonderful cooperation. During'
this past year patients from this
county usea so pmus in
While contributing only 219
pints. It is to be hoped that in
the near future this county can
at least furnish through the
blood program the amount of
blood that it annually uses.
Thanks again to everyone for a
'job well done this time."
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Two more committee assign
ments have been ' given Repre-
sentative Archie T. Lane, Sr., to
addition to those reported last
ween, ine ssiiuiwu
the legislative j-iorary nq. wgn
mailed to all farmers in the
county announcing the time and
meeting - place tor their com
munity. George Bellmon, Perquimans
County ASC Office Manager,
stated that since we have only
a limited time in .which to corn-
plete this work, farmers can be
of great help to us by meeting
our ASC representatives in then,
community at the time and place
specified on the post card.'
'Details of the program will be
made public as soon as they are,
received, " r
5 Cents fti wt,
A varied docket consisting of
fifteen cases was disposed of
during Tuesday's session of Per
quimans Recorder's Court pre
sided over by Judge Chas. E.
Charlie Grant, charged with
failing to grant a right-of-way,
failed to appear in court to an
swer to the charges and he was
ordered held for a bond of $50.
Costs of court were paid by
Shelton Miller who submitted to
a charge of parking on a high
way. Clinton Skinner, Negro, paid
a fine of $25 after pleading guil
ty to a charge of speeding.
Jesse Purvis, Negro, was tax
ed with the court costs on a
charge of driving on the left
side of a highway.
Costs of court were paid by
Stewart Ambrose who submit
ted to a charge of failing to ob
serve a stop sign.
William Burke, Negro, was or
dered to pay the court costs af--ter
he submitted to a charge of
A fine of $25 and costs were
paid by Melton Reaves, who
pleaded guilty to charges of ex
ceeding a safe speed limit
John O'Keefe paid the costs
of court on a charge of driving
with an expired license.
A fine of $2 and costs were .
taxed against Charlie William
son, Negro, who submitted to a
charge of being drunk.
Edward Davis paid the court
costs on a charge of improper
J. R. Lane paid the costs of
court after pleading guilty to a
charge of assault.
A fine of $25 and costs were
paid by DonaW ; who
r - -
submitted to a charge of reck,
Welcn Negro was
f jundj. not milty-ofi a. chareoi j
rLkiSs rdrivins. V
reckleSs ' driving
against James Jennings, Negro,
on a charge of driving without
a chauffeur's license..
The case of Grant Dunstan,
Meffro. nharpwl with Hrwini n
left side of a highway was
continued until next week.
Local Club Women
Attend Flower And
''Perquimans County Home
Demonstration Club women were
greatly impressed with the
Southeastern Flower and Gar-
den Show, at the State Fair
Ara Raleigh," said Miss Da
Grey Mcnwean Home Economics
Agent of Perquimans County,
cliff Morgan and Mrs. Joel
Hollowell, Sr., of Winfall, Mrs.
Mpvin Eure. pt. 3. Hertford, and
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Mrs. M. T. Griffin, Rt 2, Eden-
ton, traveled to Raleigh on Feb
ruary 24, to see the spectacular
The show consisted of 25 gar
dens, growing flowers in full
bloom displayed to give a nat
ural effect The women could
easily see the effects of expert
planning and landscaping.
The Coastal Garden, planned
and displayed by Roger Bell of
(Vn,mt f- th. indie.
Bell and his wife, Ann, who is
assistant home economics agent,
lSOent severai davs at the show.
Highlights of the show were
the huge display of camellias
and orchids. The flower ar
rangements, exhibited by garden
clubs, created interest among the
women. 1 )' . ' ' '-'.v'-'j, '
. The ladies came back to Per.
quimans County with a greater ;
appreciation ; for flowers and
landscaping. As quoted, "the
show was an illustration of live,
growing and exciting beauty.' .
Science Fair At
School March 6-9
A science fair will be con.
ducted, at vPerquimans High
School March' 6 through March '
9, in the , science room on th e
stage at the school The publ.c
is invited to attend this fair, e- '.
may go to; , Hhe school t r
time during the day wh
if'Jx a in pro