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(I ' Volume XXVIU. Number 41.
A delegation representing the,
Town of Winfall, including May-!
or Elijah White and members of I
the Board of Commissioners ap-1
peared before Hertford's Town'
Board last Monday night to dis-l
clisi' the electric oroblems con
cerning Winfall. i
,, During the discussion between
the two boards the Winfall dele
gation, for whicn Mayor White
acted as spokesman, presented a
; proposal that the Town of Win
fall purchase the electric prop
erty within Winfall, which is
now owned by the Town of
, No definite action on the pro
p6sal was taken during the
meeting by the Hertford board,
but the matter was taken under
"advisement for further consider
ation by the Commissioners for
' Hertford, , which has been sup
plying electric : current to the
Winfall 'area for the past 35 or
k ' The Hertford board, following
V' the conference with the Winfall
V i board, went ' on record with ' a
-V decision to go forward; with con-
. demnation : proceedings against
if delapidated property within the
. A town limits.
The Hertford building lnspec
I tor was authorized to' notify a
'number of Hertford property
'owners concerning houses and
ibuildings which .now violated a
town's ordinance. 'These prop
' trty owners' will be advised to
attend . the' next session of the
Hertford board, ' during which
' ,. tine a ,y public hearing will be
; conducted - concerning buildings
. deemed to, he in violation, of the
, . la. , ; '
' . A. delegation 'representing the
.. WA.,P!jtjil StalUngs Postof the
iwr uie ooara requesting. jne
'', Ton"to' lease 'the Legion Post
' sufficient" amount "of thehuni
i clpil' lot upon' which to erect a
' , ' Le'lJbn hut. Action oni'this re
' ' 'quest' Was tabled 'by' the"boa'rd
j ,.-'ior ;the present time. 1 ' r
'"'Town Clerk R. G. Elliolt'.fe
' ported an audit of' the 'books'for
, the Tbwhof Hertford had been
Completed by the R. E. Aikan
Company and a full' report of
the "iiidit will be made at the
next meeting of the board.
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Beta Club Elects
, Officers For Year , ...
' ajTh? Perquimans High School
Beta 'Club' has accepted thirteen
' nety- ,tnembers; ;into- .th club
' making a total of: twenty -five
' 1 rtlenibe'rs. v ii -r :
SKiS ': new-' members are: j J udy
Bater.- Betsv Barbee' Jimmy
Bonnet1, 'Susan Broughtoos Becky
tUBon; A.' C " 'Layd'i.Verna
A tin1 Perry,' Vic: Roach;" Linda
Rountree, Dianrte Sawyer,) Janie
Stalllngs, ' Kathleen Stor and
JaniQQ iStaatohip ; ,Yt,i7,r ! .'
The Beta Club Convention wilr
be held in' Raleigh W April 8-7.
Delegates to the. convention will
be the officers i' President, Wade
Morga; . vice president, Frank
Ainsley; secretary, Brenda Smith
and reporter," Linda Chappell.
In order .to liraise money, the'tary, Frankie Hurdle; treasurer,
Beta Club will sell, programs at
the school's football games again
this year.' i . -" ;
Twenty Cases Heard By
Recorder TAt Court Tuesday
(A heavy docket . ol . twenty
cases, -6f i which, nineteen, were
r. traffic' Violations, was-disposed
' of during " Tuesday's session of
Perquimans ; : Recorder's 'v.Court
presided "..oyer" bjr Judge, Charles
E. Johnson, -i :, ,'!,'; ,
Robert Norman Jordan, charg
ed witlj speeding 90 in a 60
'mile zone, was fined $00.5 .and
' taxed with costs, .',...
' ,,' Berry Doiiglps Coleman,' charg-
ed 'with ,j5rpeding 78 in a 60
inile zone, was fined. $20.25 and
' costs1, of court. - . .
. 5 - Kenneth 1 Carlyle Sallenger,
lcharr"d with srnedin,y. 70 in a
3 mile zone, wps f red $10.25
nd cos;,v ' . ; t
M-y Vm C"
: 73 in a
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If ACT p(T CT HPT
IIUJl I III U 10 U Ibl
Meet October 31
A meeting of the Perquimans
County ; Union School Parent
Teacher Association was held on
Monday evening, October 9, in
the gymtorium with James
Turner, president, presiding.
Following the minutes of the
previous meeting, Mrs. I. E.
Rogerson reported the activities
to be conducted at the District
Congress to be . held at Perquim-'i
ans Union School on October 31.
A symposium will be conduct
ed at 11:00 A. M., at which
time the theme, "Education for
Responsibility," will be discuss-
ed by Dr. Charles Lyons, Mrs.
Elizabeth Hines the Rev, ' F' L
Andrews Mrs ' Daisy Robeson
W. C. f Witherspoon and Mrs.)
Geneva Bowe. The afternoon
session features sectional group,
meetings to be led : by John
Bond, L. H. Mosely, the Rev.
W. D, Tyree, Mrs. Elizabeth
Byrd, Miss Helen Reid and "the
Rep. R. E. Stephens. Consult
ants will be , Mrs. Annie J,
Burke, the Rev. A. M. Williams,
A it Tir:it: ir tt"
t Z I' T,
cy, L. E. Suggs, Mrs. L. E. Suggs,
MrsV. B. Riddick and ;:mem--o?county Vchoih will
' itt . C. I again act as subscription agents
Mrs. William R. Modlin com-1 for The Perquimans Weekly
mended J. A,. Dempsey and the renewal subscrlptions
faculty on the progress of the' s a .n1rt t. rai. ftind. fnr
school and expressed her desire
for their j continued success.
J, A. Dempsey, principal,
thanked the patrons for their
constant support of school spon
takingi; '"','. v
1 -At the close of the 'meeting
parents and 'teachers' met' in the
library ..for conference' Concern
ing school activities'''' and .'the
progress of. their .p'tudehts.' ' v
In Retail Sales .
Retail sales f in Perquimans
County showed a substantial in
crease , during July, as compared
to July of 1960, according to fig
ures released by the N. C- Re
tail Merchants Association.; Sales
in- July of this year in this
county totaled $700,704 compar
ed to $600,111 for the same
month in I960. ; .-
HOMEROOM OFFICERS - '
AT PERQUIMANS HIGH '
-.'The homeroom1 officers of the
, Perquimans County High School
I Senior class have been selected.
From 12-A, sponsored .by Mrs.
Joanne' Stalling, the following
President, Pete Cook; ; vice
president, ' Frank Ainsley; secre
tary, 'Catherine White;', treasurer,
Sarah Dail. '
Sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy
Barbee, 12-B chose the following
as their officers: i
President, Jim Robertson; vice
president, Billy Perry; secre-
The" senior class is now busy
and costs. s . - : .
William McKinley 'Morris.
charged with speeding . 70 in a
60 mile- zone, paid a $14.25 fine
and court costs
' George Midgett, charged with
reckless driving, was fined ;$25
Juliual , James was,' grVeri "-.30
days to be suspendecj upon pay
ment of $25.00 fine and costs
of court, for no chauffeur's li
cense and no turn signals.',
James Francis Hoggard, Jr.,
charged with driving on ' the
left side and failure to : dim
headlights, was fined $25.00 and
Linwood Lee Dilday,' speeding
55 in a .45 mile zone, was fined
$5.25 and taxed with costs. .
i Preston O'Neal Warren, speed
ing 65 in a ,55 mile , zone, was
fined $3.25 and cw's.
fir-rv Cautill was
Hertford. Perquimans County, Norm Carolina. I? riday, October 13, 1961.
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Pictured here is part of the huge crowd which attended the' Farmers Day program in neitlord
'as Friday. ' fhe group here is gathering to hear the band concert which was presented by the
-Plymouth. High School Band on the ' Court House Green. ;: Sponsors ' of the event were highly
: Pleased tt the interest shown by the public in supporting the program. (Photo by Jack Wilson.)
PTA Groups To
Start Drive For
As has been the custom for
nn . PB. , PTA
PTA programs during the year.
The. drive this year will start
next Monday, October 16,, and;
continue, until November 17,
Schools narticinatins ih the:
tferupra: ana enirai, urammar,
Schools-and ferquimans. Union
School, . Members of the PTAs
areiffluthorized, asents for The
Weekly during this drive and
subscribers"; -urged; to pay
their "Xenewals to the PTA in or
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A compromise ;( "'was'v, reached
here last, "fubSday . between heirs
of the late S, P7. Jessup and the
Perquimans Board, of -Education
m negotiations ,for Jhs. school's
acquiring 7.25 . acres,jw and ad
jacent to Perquimans., : Union
School for . new i construction. ,
h T, Biggers, school .supenn-1
tendont,, reported Wednesday the
litigants had reached agreement
whereby, the Board of Education
will pay ther sum of $8,375 for
the. site. . t, v. .-; ' -. ;
This agreement . .nullfied a
Wednesday night at which time on this contest indicates the two standing individual exhibits en
si committee,., named by Clerk teams are about even and the;tered,
of Court W. H. Pitt, .was to hear fans should be in for a fine j ' Mr. Lewis was Mr. Farm Fes
proposals by interested parties I evening of entertainment. Itival last year.
Compromise of the problem of
acquiring the site clears the way
tor the. Board of Education
proceed r with plans for con
struction of the new high school
'init at the school. - Bonds in the I
mount of $265,000 to provide"
n. ti,n nnctnjnn ,
?ram- are scheduled to be of-
'ered for sale next month.
LAYMAN'S DAY AT ,
Layman'si Day will be ob-
served - at Woodland . Methodist
Chflrch Sunday, Jpptober 8.
W- , 1. . XVOOU1IW ,tlUUClII
Cty, who is well known in, this
section, will be the guest speak
er at the 11 o'clock service. The
a , '.f . .. i 1 ,. : ..j il :
public is ' invited to qome and
woyship at Woodland.' "
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1 ' CORRECTION, . , "
' W-'ast week's . issue1 of The
Perquimans Weekly it" was' re-
ported that Norwood Curtis Da -
Vic pntprnd a nlea of miiltv to
a charge of speeding JD0 miles
per hour ' in a 60-mile zone,
This was in error, ua vis pieaa-
ed guilty to a charre of speed-
ing .75 miles war "hour which
t was accepted by the court. The
Weekly, is harpy to mak fhis
"tion. ' - ' . . -
Indians Edge Out
Grid Victory Over
P ly moil t h Eleven
Perquimans High School's
football team climaxed . the
Farmers, Day program here last
Friday night edging out a 14-13 1
victory over the Plymouth
Panthers in an Albemarle Con
ference contest. It was the first i
victorv nf thP season for .the!
I Indians "
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Cortjbs- werethe -offensive starsl
for Perquimans Matthews scorJ
, .h imnnptanf ninf. f.
ter touchdown following Combs' ture, .to accept' the invitation
two TD runs. extended him by L. C. Bunch,
.The visiting ' Panthers jumped Chairman Albemarle Soil Con
off to a 13-0 lead on Charles servation District, to make the
Wrightson's 30-yard sprint on a : principal address at a meeting
reverse, on a touchdown bv Ait- to dedicate the watersheds in
breyvAsby on a blocked punt the Edenton area. The dedica
which he recovered in the endtion will be held' on November
zone, and Bobby Hall's plunge 16 1961-
for a conversion. Hall missed; Mr, Williams is an outstand
after., the first TD. . ' j ing conservationist and Con
Th'e; Indians, behind 13-0 at gressman Bonner said he felt
half time in the Albemarle Con- most fortunate in bringing such
ference game, got back into the a notable person to the Albe-
contention with Freddie Combvi',
50-yard 'sprint. Matthews plung
ed for the PAT.
Combs, a few, minutes later,
i sprinted 40 yards to tie it at 13-
13, and Matthews charged intoj 1
the end zone with the winning,
The win last Friday has in-
stilled new confidence in Coach
t, n . u j t t j- u
Ike Perry s band of Indians who
will travel to Williamston this
ference game with the' William-
Winners In t arm festival
' 1 ta
i ne rerquimans
weather, but so did the farmers
that had work that they had to
do at home," stated R. M.
Thompson, County Agricultural
Agent. . ' ' ,; .
There was still a fairly good
crowd of women with children,
with some men, able to come to
. tile Iciav , iat Ul uw uaj ' au
participate-, in '; the : activities.
There were between '600 and 700
children at1 , the movie and be-
tween 250 and' 300 women were
at the Fashion Show,: and . the
j crowd for the' ' Plymouth Band
concert .was ekcellent. HowSyer,
the Wtothet" tended to keep the
farmers In the fields throughout
! the day,' but many of the wives.
came and participated in the ac-
tivites,' putting: on "exhibits andlLane,. Mrs. William Winslow,
also to ,'. observe the i-ashionjivirs. ases uopeiana, oiona r,ure,
now. t- r. : .
Mr. Thompson, stated that the
cooperation that was put on this
festival, was excellent, with, the
papers and - the radio giving
g0( puDiicuy ana me peopie in
Williams To Speak
At District Meet
- Congressman Herbert U am
ller announced today that he
I u-a .Me,il in niiI.
ihg 'Donald H.'"-Williams,' Ad-
ministrator, Soil Conservation
service .Deoartment of Aaricul-
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Dewey Perry, Sr., of Route 1,
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Mrs, Perry and Mr. Lewis won
the honors because of theif out
the county helping to arrange
the booths and exhibits. The
Home Demonstration Club mem
bers worked ' throughout the
whole festival in . the many
things that had to be done and
contributions for the prize money
along with the civic ;v clubs, to
help pajn the premiums. "The
participation' by the merchants
was he best ever, and they,
along , with everybody in the
county should be, commended upon-
the, effort iput forth, to make
this day as successful as it was,"
stated Mr. Thompson. , ' i
I The' following people . were
winners in the exhibits: In the
Canned Goods Department blue
ribbons were awarded to Mrs.? A.
E. Layden. Mrs. Warner Madre,
Mrs. J. B. Basnight, Mrs. Walton
Mrs. Raymond Eure, Mrs. Hor
ace Miller, ' Mrs". 1 Howard Mat-!
thewg, Sandra Jennings, Mrs.
Fred Mathews, Mrs.. Louis Proc
tor, Mia.- Russell Baker, Mrs.
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Students To Take
The National Merit Scholar
ship Qualifying Test and the
Sational Educational Develop
ent Tests wif be given tql stu
dents at the Perquimans County
I The National Merit Scholar
ship Qualifying Test will be giv
en to the school's eleventh g ade
students on March 6, 1962. School
officials have stated that al
though the taking of the test is
not compulsory, those sturlcnts
who wish to go to cnllece should
make every effort to participate
in me testing prnffrsfi.
dents who make high scores on
the National . Merit -Test arc
eligible without application for
scholarships ranging in amounts
from $100 to $1,500.
The National Educational De
velopment Tests will be adminis
tered to the high school's ninth
and tenth grades on March 6,
1961. The scores made on this
'ost a-e heln'ul in aiding teach
ers to ilentify the educational
weaknesses and strengths of the
participating students. The re
sults are also helpful in guiding
students toward their educational
and vocational goals,
Students are urged by E. C.
Woodard, 'principal of the high
school, to take advantage of these
testing opportunities. Twenty
eight of the eleventh graders
have stated their desire to take
the National Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Contest and approxi
mately one hundred ninth and
tenth eraders have asked to take
the National Educational De
High School PTA
In First Meeting
The Perquimans High School
PTA held its f irst meeting of
the year Thursday, October 5, '
with its newly elected president,
Mrs. Frank Bray, presiding.
The Rev. William Brown' led
the devotional. A quartet from
the Woodville Church sang a
Mrs. Jack Brinn, secretary,
read the minutes of the last
meeting and the president's mes
sage. A motion was made to adopt
the budget and was accepted by
Mrs. H. C. Sullivan, member
ship chairman, reported that 284
parents had joined the PTA. She
asked all parents to send in
their dues as soon as possible.
Mrs. Eddie Harrell presented
pins to the past presidents in ap
preciation of their interest and
continuing . good work for the
PTA. The following received a
pin: Mrs. Carson Spivey, Mrs.
H. C. Sullivan and Carroll Wil
liams. Mr, Woodard presented every
one a typed copy of the regula
tions and penalty scale of the1
detention hall for 1961-62. He
also read ,to the parents the
rules and regulations just as he
does for the students on the first
day of school. He introducted
all the teachers who stood to be
171 parents were present at
this meeting. Grade 8A had the
most parents present. 9B was
second and 12A third.
The meeting was adjourned
and all parents visited their
children's room and teachers in
participation cf the ' program:
"Adults back to school to know
your child's teachers." After
the last bell, refreshments were
served in the lunch room.
Entry Still Open
Entry blanks for the Teen
agers' baking contest which, of-f
fers .three $1,800 college schol
arshipsi plus $506 cash bonus
and 111 other prizes may be ob
tained in this area from the lo
cal Pyrofax Gas distributor,,
Harrell Gas & Coal Company.
The contest is open to teen
agers from 13 to 19 The rules
of the competition are the con-;
testant first writes down his ' or
her favorite baked goods recipe,
then a short essay in 100 words
or fewer on the topic, "Why I
Want to Go to College." Clos
ing 1 date of the contest is mid
night, October 22, 1961, '
For November 7tk
N. Bond Election
Signing Up For
At the end of the first week
of the sign-up period only 21
of the 273 eligible farmers in, Y u y'
Perquimans County have signed' Polling officials appointed by
L to participate in. the wheat tne Bnard nf Elections are: '
j stabilization program. Belvidere Precinct, J. M. Cope- '
i This piosram is a temporary I land: Hertford Precinct, Mrs,
one designed to increase farm' Madeline Nixon: New Hope Pre-'
income, reduce the surplus of cinct. Mrs- Mattie Umphlett
wheat and to reduce govern- Dail: Nicanor Precinct, Mrs. An-.
j'ment storage costs. If a suf- nie Mae Baker;. Parkville Pre
Ificient number of farmers cinct- Joel Hollowell, Jr. J ' j
1 throuehout the nation take part Individuals already listed ' in ,
in this program it is felt that the registration books need not
jail three of these objectives will register again to be eligible-vto--
be met. vote in the November primary,' ,
It is estimated that farms with however, persons who have
small wheat acreages produced reached voting age since'the last .
220 million bushels or one sixth election must register to par
of the 1960 crop of wheat. This ticipate in the primary. Also,
being true a high percentage of persons who have moved from -participation
of wheat farmers one voting precinct to another
in this area can make an im- shou,d check with the registrars
portant contribution t o w a r d concerning their eligibility to ,
meeting the program's objec- vote-
The wheat program provides
for an important advantage for
wheat farmers in this area in
that, double cropping (soybeans
or milo for harvest or lespedeza
for hay or seed) will be allow
ed on the land diverted on Negotiations between the West
wheat farms where these prac- and Russia continue over Berlin
tices were followed in 1959 and but Washington reports indicate
I960. progress is slow and it appears ;
Farmers in Perquimans Coun- a settlement will result in an:
ty who grew between 10 and edge for the Communists with
15 acres of wheat for harvest . in the West giving up to some Son.
any one of the last 3 years may viet demands, especially a pos-.--divert
up to 10 acres of wheat,, sible treaty with. East .Germany1.'
Those who grew less than lu f . ;
acres in any one of the last 3' Fidel Castro is back ' in the
years may divert their highest news with further 'claims the
harvested acreage. U. S. is acain ' plotting 'an in- '
All farmers who are eligible vasjon of Cuba;
to participate in this program in a nl.mber of locations for the
have been notified of their' commg attack. ll S. officials
wheat allotment or marketing. depy the charges and belittle
quota exemption and their farm Cuba's attack, on the U. S. be-'-payment
rate. If you are elU'fol.e the United Nations. ' ''
gible for this program you are .
urged to visit the ASCS office u. S. agricultural , officials
and discuss this program as it prHict a slight drop mav come
applies to your farm. The in food pvwes this faIi with pro-sign-up
period runs through De- duotion of some commodities
cember 1, 1961.
WSCS Study Course
To Start Sunday
The Woman's Society of
Christian Service of the Hert
ford Methodist Church will hold
its first approved study course
for the year 1961-62 Sunday
night at 7:30 o'clock in the Edu
cational Building of the church.
The study class, entitled
"Churches For New Times,"
will be led by Mrs. Frank Mc-
Googan, who was trained for
teaching this course at the Duke
School of Missions in August.
Visitors from other, churches are
invited to attend.
WELFARE OFFICE MOVES
The Perquimans Welfare De-i r
j .u-- ,v,hlthe Democratic party,
partment moved this month '
from their office in the Court Mrs. J. H. Towe has been
Oouse to their new offices in named temporary chairman by
the building of the late Dr. C. the area coordinator, Mrs. A. C.
A. Davenport on Market Street. 1 Smith, of Elizabeth City.
FHA New Credit Regulations
To Become Effective Oct. 15th
, The Farmers Home Admini-j
stration is moving rapiaiy 10
carry out the ilroad-scale im
provements in the supervised
agricultural credit program
brought about by the Agricul
tural Act of 1961, Area Super
visor Paul V. Parks said today.
, An area meeting is being
scheduled in Rocky Mount on,
October 11 and with the agen-j
cy's field staff to review the
new regulatibns prior to plac
ing the program into effect Oc
tober 15. , i
The expanded rural housing
program, under which owners
of tracts of nonfarm land in
small rural communities as well
as farmers may apply for loans
to build or remodel homes, will
also be discussed.
The role of the Farmers Home
6 Cents Per Copr;
i Ttofficlrarc frtr ilia olArfinn tV t
be held on Tuesday, November
7, have been appointed i by the
County Board of Elections ac
cording to W. Jarvis ' Ward,
chairman, who announced to
iay registration books for the
.lection will open for the: first
lime on Saturday, October: 1,4,
and remain open for three weeks
and the' fourth Saturday will be
I This Week's
running high. Among cheaper
prices predicted will be pork,
expected to be in large supply
during the marketing season
rooming up soon.
Chapel Hill police continue an
investigation of the . mystery
death of two UNC ' students
found dead last week in their
dormitorv rocm. Police, have
questioned a number of persons
in the investigation but as of
Wednesday were without a clue
to the mystery. ,
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Perquimans County Demo-"
cratic women are in the process
of nreanizine a countv chanter
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Administration in the Rural
Areas Development Program will
be a major item on the agenda.
Fontlv the agency has been
assigned the responsibility of
coordinating the technical ser
vices of the. USDA in the RAD
Never In the history of" the
Farmers Home Administration
has there been such an over-all
upgrading of the supervised ag
ricultural credit service,' Area
Supervisor Paul V. Parks point
ed out. This will give the
thousands of farmers ' whose :
equities have been wiped out
by the low net returns of re
cent years an opportunity, to ob
tain needed financing.
The credit improvements will
also mean much to thos rural
communities that are fighting to
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