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Thf rriminal rtrwlref f ' fho
iXjctober term of Perquimans Su
tferior Court,' consisting of .19
eases, was concluded Wednes
, 'flay after which the Court, pre
sided over by Judge 'Chester
Morris, ;. proceeded to hear a
raUnber of civil actions. - v v
r rieas of guilty made by a
number of the defendants en
abled : the court to ,move with
dispatch , in ' clearing' up the
lasge criminal docket.
'Alfred . Bunch was fined $100
andi costs after he pleaded 'guil
ty to a charge of driving drunk.
The cases of Louis Taylor and
Thomas Lane were continued
until the 4 next term of court '
.Jack ; Jones paid a fine, of
$10V j and costs after pleading
guilty to a charge of driving
drunk. ' Jones was - placed on
good 'behavior for six months
and bordered to attend Sunday
School regularly. '
Four defendants pleaded guil
ty td charges of escaping from
a prison camp. Raymond Car
ney was' given a 12 months su3
Vended 'sentence, Ira 'Alfred an
additional six months sentence,
benny Wheeler, an additional 12
months and Kenneth Chamber-
land,: a 12 months suspended
. sentence;. .... . :;..:'.
John Boyce and Clarence Dail
entered pleas of .guilty to charg
es : of conspirary and arson.
Each defendant was given a five
year sentence which ; was sus
pended and each was placed on
probation' for five years.' '
William Modlin, Negro, paid a
fine of $25 and costs after plead
ing guilty to a charge of speed
ing.' The Court also ordered
Modiio not to drive his personal
iar for tf period of "six months.
JEarlie .Wjnslow was found not
guilty.Cby a jury, on a charge
... ' Leon. Armstrong , was given a
,,,threp.jfear i; sentence 1 after r he
pleaded .guilty, to charges of
, breaking -and, entering and lar-
. , cenv. i The, .sentence was i sus
peimed and , the defendant placed
;, on probation for four' years..
Jack; Hassell; was fined $10
. and costs after he had pleaded
guilty to a charge of driving on
the left side,, of a highway and
possession of tax paid liquor. .
James Johnson, after pleading
guilty to' a charge of larceny of
a iar, was given a three: year
suspended sentence, ordered to
pay the court," costs and placed
; ore good behavior for two years'.
Judgments were still pending
Wednesday evening in the cases
, in . which 'Joseph Moore pleaded
guilty to c a charge of driving
drunk and Samuel Marsh, Ne
gro,' was, found . guilty on a:
charge oft assault with a. deadly
.. weapon.'.'.,' a-. , .
In civil cases heard up to
. Wednesday, the court non-suited
the action of Jane . Ward vs, Jo
seph Ward; divorces were grant
ed ton Rachael Riddick , from
Israel Riddick and Obed Wins
low from Martha Winslow. .,
' The cases of Towe Motor Co.,
vs.- James White and' Baker
Oil Company t vs. Malan Con
struction Company were con
tinued. ' "
- . Final case on the criminal doc
- ket. was reached Wednesday
morning, that being the case in
which' Johnnie Chappell 7 was
Charged with manslaughter. Evi-
dence was completed Wednesday
' but the case did not go to the
jury until Thursday morning.
Schedules ' .
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r Now available upon request
are' the' 1961-1962 fall and win
ter' schedules and fares for ferry-'
service ' to : North Carolina's
Outer '. Eanl-s. , These schedules,
have been received by the Pub
lie Relations Department of the:
State Elj'iway C.r.-jion in
Jlaleigh, anJ 1' t s .- ri'My fer
ry schedules . for- f a "Jigator
fciver, ,Ore;-n Inlet, Latteras
Inlet, a 1 Atlantic Ocracoke
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Here Friday Night
. The Indians of Perquimans
High . school have two more
home games on their 1961 foot
ball schedule, meeting Scotland
Neck Friday night' and playing
Camden here on November 10.
- From all indications, Per
quimans is favored to -mark up
another grid victory at the ex
pense of Scotland Neck, the In
dians having a better record at
the present time. The game will
be the final conference Contest
for the season for Perquimans,
which holds a 2-2 . conference
record. ' '
i : The .Perquimans team lost , Its
homecoming game Friday night
of ; last week to a superior
Greenville team,' one of the
leaders in the strdng' North
eastern Conference. Greenvilk
romped to 34-0 lead during
the first half and coasted to ?
finfil 42-13 victory,
Foley and MacArthur score?"
two touchdowns each for Green
ville and Anderson and Sum
merel each tailed one.
McGoogan - scored ; both tht
TDs for Perquimans, running V
yards for the first tally and SO
yards to score the. secdndv' ...
. Greenville presented' a fine
passing " attack- combination in
James and ; MacArthur, which
dominated the play during the
contest ' ' 1
Virgil Sutton of RoWjthrie!
Hertford,' was taken into custody
Monday night on charges of env
bezzlemenjt of guardian funds.
Sutton , was indicted by the
Grand Jury at the October term
of Superior Court following an
investigation of evidence pre
sented to the Grand Jury, He
was arraigned in court Tuesday
morning and r faced with the
charge after which Judge Ches
ter Morris ;set appearance bond
for the 'next term of , court "for
Sutton in' the amount of $2,000.
According to the Grand Jury
indictment, Sutton, is alleged to
have embezzled funds which'
were the property of his .: son,
Edward Sutton. It is understood
Sutton will be tried at the next
term, of Superior Court. i
Miss Marta Matthews; a popu
lar member 'of the i sophomore
class- at ' Perquimans- County
High School, was : crowned
Homecoming Queen at half time
of the Perquimans - Greenville
football game Friday night.
Miss Matthews,' daughter of
Mr. and Mrs- Crafton Matthews.
was crowned as queen by Wil
liam Chappell, who acted as
master of ceremonies during the
half ' time which climaxed the
annual ceremony conducted 'by
the iMonogram Club of j the
First and second rUnners-up
irt the' Monogram' Queen contest
were both seniors. Ann Chap-
pen was first and Frankie Hur-
die second.;'- Voting for the con-
Uwtants was done at numerous
stores and business houses" in
the community. . " 1 : ? . -
ReWdcr, Court ,
ani'In Keccca Tuesday
lcs us-, Perquimans Recorder's Court
e to'liwas in recess Tuesday of this
I week due to- the October, term
a f ree j c f Superior Court which con
" " '. i . here on Monday. Cases
I : . on the, docket of the re
! r's court are set for hear
M" t"r cf court on No-
Hertford. Perquimans County, Norm
WINTER'S TALE Fred Ties, of .Brodhead, Wis., says that
anyone can predict the number of snowfalls' by using this "
method: On the day of the first snow that is deep enough -to
track a cat, add the date and the age of the moon for
the total. The method was given to his grandfather 64 -years
ago by an Indian. Fred says he was never wrong, v
Truax Veneer and Plywood
olant, a new industry for Hert-(
.'ord, owned by'Lyn Truax, and
located at the old Southern Cot
ton Oil Company site, has begun
construction to begin cleaning up
and operations ard already under
way. ' . ' ; ';':
: Mr Truax has taken possession
it the industry site and heavy
equipment machinery, and sup
plies began arriving this weeki
The buildings are undergoing
repairs, and are being wired to
conform with the type of opera
tions that will be carried on at
the plant. It is expected : that
completion of the repairs, to the
buildings and installation of the
machinery will bejinished and
operations will begin about De-
i The, plant.:. will v manufacture
yeneer ,tqK begin . with and later
plywood.' & ' : "
Truax will have from 30 to 40
employees i-and; t ,.is ; understood
will .employ1 hiost of their .help
locaUyjf The economic effects oh
the community of Hertford, have
been welcomed. . '
There is a possibility that an
other industry in ... conjunction
with and because of the Truax
plant, is Considering location in
Hertford, according to Jesse Lee
Harris with whom the; new in
terested, industry has been' con
ferring.' . f
Negotiations for seourement
of , the industry in conjunction
with 'the Truax plant have been
underway for several weeks be
tween company officials and Mr.
This company would ' occupy
adjacent buildinga to the Truax
plant and. would employ be
tween ,40 and 50 men. v :
Of Watersheds ,
Plans are moving ahead for
the dedication of Burnt Mill
LCreek ' Watershed and the
groundbreaking of Pollock
Swamp Watershed on Thursday
afternoon, November 16, at 2
o'clock. L. C. Bunch, chairman
of the Albemarle- Soil Conser
vation Iiistrict, 'met with repre
sentatives 0?, thel Agricultural
Extension' Service, "ASCS, N. C.
Wildlife Commission SCSJFMA,
Boy Scouts, Future Farmers of
America 'and asked their coop
eration' and participation in the
soij and water conservation ac
tivities on' November, 18. The
dedication , 'and groundbreaking
will be on the farm of I :C.
Bunch' in , the -Pollock Swamp
Watershed.' Mr. Bunch's farm is
located three ; " miles ' north: of
Edenton on N. C. 32 highway. :
. ' Agricultural workers' are plan
ning some exhibits to be on the
site. . N. C. Forest Service will
have a display on' woodland
management in watershed pro-.
iects. They will have an equip-i
ment display including firelane
plow, tree iiijectors an Other
tools used by N. C Forest Ser
vice. ' ! ' . .. ' -.'(' .
The Agricultural Extension
ICof - n Trrt Three)
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Plant To Begin
j This Week's
The United States is expected
to resume air-tests of nuclear
bombs, following action by Rus
sia in ignoring a UN request
that the Soviets refrain from
exploding a huge 50-megaton
bomb earlier this week. The
UN protest failed to secure Rus
sian recognition and the bomb's
fallout is expected to affect the
earth's atmosphere in the weeks
ahead. ' ;
Meanwhile, Soviet Premier
Khrushchev received a t. vote of
confidence at ''"the Communist!
Party Congress and is now be-
Iieved to be : firmly entrenched
! as 1 the f Russian ' dictator. ' The
party confereh6e endorsed
Khrushchev's plans for Soviet
progress. I and. s dpwngrededi a
feurobef r'piAJleaclCfs Isapvn
to oppose'the Premier's, pro.,
Tension inside Berlin decreas
ed somewhat this week when
the ... Ui S. changed its; attitude
toward inspection of diplomatic
passes, and proposed a discus
sion ' between the Allies and
Russia as to these regulations.
The U. S., however still main
tains the same position that the
West has rights in Berlin which
will not be relinquished.
Meat prices - are . expected: to
drop : slightly in (he ,' months
ahead when huge supplies of
beef and pork reach the mar-:
kets. Department of Agriculture
reports substantial ' increase in
production of beef, pork and
poultry which( will result in
lower prices in the near future.
- Hurricane Hattie, headed to
ward Florida earlier this week,
changed its course and struck
British Honduras Tuesday. The
storm had winds reported at
140 mph and caused waves of
some nine feet to sweep through
the city of Belize. ; News re-
I ports on the storm .were incom
plete due to communications be
ing disrupted by the hurricane.
Mrs. Sallie Ea&er Everett of
Palmyra community leader and
housewife, will be Slat Chair'
man of the 1S81 ChxUrmaa Seal
Campaign, Hal Wilson, President!
of the North Carolina Tubercu
lo.'ia AMsslacn, has ancouactd
Carolina, iday, November 3, 1961.
S!ios'i Time Left To Pay
For Benefit P.T.A. Grouji
Only a short time remains for
subscribers to The Perquimans
Weekly to renew their sub
scription through the Parent
Teacher Association of; the Hert"
ford, Central Grammar and Per
quimans Union School and thus
help . these associations to raise
extra funds for school activities
during the current year. This
subscription drive, being con
ducted by the PTA, will come to
a close November 17. i
PTA groups have been solicit
ing renewal subscriptions to The
Weekly for the past three weeks
and will close their drives No
vember 17. Individuals who
have promised subscriptions to
one of the solicitors are urged
to see the solicitor within the
next few days in order that the
PTA may secure credit for every
The PTA groups ar"e working
on a commission basis, receiv
ing a generous commission on
each subscription sold, plus a
bonus if the group sells a quota
of 400 subscriptions. The PTA
is working hard to achieve this
bonus award and can if given
support by the large number of
subscribers whose subscription
Subscribers are again remind
ed The Weekly office will not
mail out notices of expirations,
but all expired subscribers not
renewed during this PTA drive
will be discontinued at the close
of the campaign. Subscribers
may note the expiration date of
their subscription by checking
the numerals on the label of
their' paper. These numerals
stand for the month and year
of the expiration date.
The presidents of the PTA
associations are urging all PTA
solicitors" working on this pro
ject to complete" the "canvass "of
their territory by the time of
the next PTA meeting in order
that all subscriptions may be re
ported at that time.
Total Slaughter Of
Livestock In II. C.
Doubles In 10 Years
While livestock production in
North Carolina has increased in
recent years, markets for live
stock have increased even faster.
Jack Kelley, in charge of Ex
tension animal husbandry at N.
C. State College, says the North
Carolina meat packing industry
processed over twice the volume
of' slaughter in 1960 as it did in
1950. S -' .
Total livestock slaughter in the
state was 547,000 head in 1950.
By 1960 it had risen to 1,317,000
Hogs accounted for most of
the slaughter. About 420,000
were slaughtered in 1950, while
1,141,000 were slaughtered in
Cattle ' slaughter rose frpm
70,000 to 150,000 during the per
iod. 'Calf slaughter declined
from 57,000 to 27,000.
- Kelley says . that expansion of
slaughter capacity has led to
keen competition for livestock,
especially hogs. As a result,
yearly average , hog prices in
North Carolina usually are about
$1 higher than the national
Savings & Loan
Offers Stock Sale
The -. Hertford Savings and
Loan Association will Offer an
other series of savings stock .for
sale beginning Saturday, Novem
ber 4, it was announced today
by Max Campbell secretary of
the association. . , ''::
This stock is purchased on. an
installment basis, being paid for
at a- rate ef 25 cents per share
per week for a period of 346
weeks when it matures' at a par
of 100,,r The secretary stated
individuals may purchase shares
in any 'amount by applying at
the Savings and Loan office,
which is open each Saturday af
ternoon from 1 to, 4 P. M.
MASONS TO MEET ,
Perquimans Lodge No. 106, A.
T. Si A. M- will meet Tuesday
nifiht at 7:3d o'clock..,'
i -1 &
C. Alden Baker, Albemarle
District Chairman, . announced
I today Jhat Joe Towe, Jr., has
' been selected as the area Scout
finance Director to the Tide
water 'Council, Albemarle and
Coastal Districts. Baker added
the recent fiasco and failures in
maintaining financial support
and recruitment of the men to
do the job has led the chair
man and the District Finance
Committee to streamline the
Joseph Betsch, National Direc
tor of the Financial Service of
the Boy Scouts of America, held
a training conference last Thurs
day at the Municipal Building.
Betsch added that the best way
to have a ' successful fund was
to recruit enough workers and
get the job done in the quickest
,The money that is raised lo
cally by the district stays in that
district and provides the pro
grams of Cub Scouting, Boy
Scouting and Erploring. Also
provides the organization of new
Scouting units and the area with
utilization of manpower, boys
and the effective use of the pro
gram of the Boy Scouts of Am
The Boy Scouts of America
through the Tidewater Council
has extended a program of Cub
bing, Scouting and Exploring
to various civic clubs and PTA
in Perquimans County for those
institutions having boys. Any
institution' approved or the civic
club, either in the county or the
cities of Perquimans County
may have the Boy Scout pro
C. Alden Baker announced
that the North Carolina Tide
water Council Fund Drive will
begin November 30.
Perquimans Chamber of Com
merce nominating committee
named to select eight candidates
in preparing for election of four
new directors of the local Cham
ber, whose terms will begin
next December have named the
following candidates to be sub
mitted to the membership which
will select four persons to fill
the positions. They are John
Coston, Erie Haste, Jr., Joel
Hollqwell, Sr., Julian A. White,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Pres
ton Nixon, William A. Russell
and Steve Perry.
The four new directors to be
elected will serve a. period of
two , years.: The nominating
committee was composed of R.
L. Hollowell, chairman, R. M:
Thompson, Carson Spivey, R. L.
Stevenson, Marion Swindell, W.
F. Ainsley and J. F. Hollowell,
Sr. ..- -
Those left on the board serv
ing two year terms are Charles
M. Harrell, president, Floyd
Matthews, Claude Brinn, Warner
Madre and R. L, Hollowell. ,
Meet Next Monday
Commissioners for Perquimans
County will hold their November
meeting next Monday, Novem
ber 6, beginning at 10 A. M., in
the Court House. Individuals
desiring to confer .with the
board are requested to note time
and place of the meeting.
JOHN STALLINGS INJURED :
Df J-V FOOTBALL GAME
, John Stallings suffered a back
injury during the football game
last Thursday : in Edenton be
tween the Perquimans and Eden
ton Junior Varsity teams. -Stallings,
son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Stallings, was.. taken to
Chowan Hospital' in Edenton fol
lowing the' injury, where he
was treated and released.
Joe Towe, Jrv Is
HOLDING HER OWN Mrs. Fay Champlain holds her own,
"Crazy Cat," who holds her own, a kitten named "76th." .
The kitten is so named because she has seven toes on both
front feet and six on both hind feet. They all hold their
own owner, cat and Wun s home in Chicago, 111.
Light Vote Is Anticipated hi
Bond Election Here Tuesday
Bright For Good
The U. S. Biological Labora
tory at Beaufort, in cooperation
with North Carolina State Col
lege, has obtained information
over a period of five years Which
now provides predictions of fu
ture success which should be of
interest to the commercial fish
ing industry in Albemarle Sound.
James E. Sykes, chief of Atlantic
coast striped bass research for
the V. S. Bureau of Commercial
Fisheries, released the informa-
tion jointly with' Dr.. WflliantfiW.
Hassler, associate professor, of
zoology at N. C. State College.
The research program .consisted
of trawling young stripers .. for
indices of abundance, tagging
adult fish for estimates of popu
lation strength and sampling size
and age of fish in commercial
The catch of striped bass
North Carolina consists largely
of two and three-year-old fish.
During the years of study prior
to 1960 these two age groups
combined represented from 79 to
98 per cent of the total catch
in Albemarle Sound each year.
On the basis of data from these
years, it was predicted by the
striped bass researchers that the
two age groups would comprise
in weight 93.2 per cent of the
catch in the fishing season Sep
tember, 1960, through April,
(Continued on Pag Three)
Board Of Education
The Perquimans Board of Ed
ucation met in special session on
Monday, October 30, in the of
fice of the superintendent of
In connection with the Union
School site a letter, signed by
the owners of the S. P. Jessup
property was read. The letter
stated in part: "We accept your
proposition of $8,375.00, for the
7.25 acres of land described in
the - plot that is a part of the
petition in the condemnation
proceedings, net to us. ; We re
quest that the. Board agree in
the deed to be delivered for the
property for the dedication of
one-half of a sixty-foot street on
the southern or eastern edge of
the property, the other half,
making-a total of sixty feet to
be dedicated by us."
After much discussion, a mo
tion - was made, seconded and
passed agreeing to the request,
provided the : driveway that will
be installed at completion of
construction shall be centered
on the dedicated portion of the
land. ' , "V"
The preliminary- plans were
reviewed for some time with
several., suggested changes rec
ommended. 't&.i. V'-" ' ;" ' ' ' : ,
, Motion was :. made, seconded
and passed permitting only two
basketball games to be played
6 Cents Per Copy
W. Jarvis Ward, chairman of
Perquimans County Board of
Elections, said today the county
election machinery is ready for
the special bond election being
sponsored by the State of North
Carolina to be held Tuesday,
The election is expected to
bring out one of the smallest
vote totals recorded in Per
quimans County in recent years,
according to prediction by a
number of local residents. Little
interest has been shown so far
in the Tuesday election, at
which time citizens of the state
will be asked to pass upon trie
issuance of some $61,655,000
worth of bonds, the funds ' of
which are to be; used by the
State for numerous capital im-
The election was set up by
action of the 1961 Legislature
which passed upon the proposals
subject to the final decision -of
the citizens regarding the issu
ance of the bonds. - '
Registrars and judges for the
bend election Tuesday have been
appointed by the County Board
of Elections.' Polling officials
Belvidere Precinct: J. M.
Copcland, registrar; J. L. Lane
and Mrs, Lola Copeland, judges.
Hertford Precinct: Mrs. Ma
deline Nixon, registrar; Mrs.
Ance White and ' Mrs. Mary
Frances Cobb, judges.
New Hope Precinct: Mrs.
Mattie Umphlett Dail, registrar;
S. D. Banks and Robert Rob-
Bethel Precinct: " William
Stallings, registrar; Dan Berry
and J. W. Gatling, judges.
Nicanor Precinct: Mrs. Annie
Mae Baker, registrar; 1 Quincy
Riddick and ' Archie White,
Parkville Precinct: Joel Hol
lowell, Jr., registrar; Mrs. Joel
Hollowell, Sr., and Joseph A.
For Bond Issue
Claude Oelton White of Hert
ford will serve, along with 98
other students at East Carolina
College, as chairman of a stu
dent committee to work in er-
quimans County toward passage
of the $61,665,000 State Bond Is
sue on November 7.
These chairmen, representing
East Carolina and the State Stu
dents' Committee for a Better
North, Carolina will work with
friends and with local Citizens'
Committees in their home coun-
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On November 8th
The Woman's Society ' of
Christian Service 1 of J Hertford
Methodist Church will hold its
yearly bazaar" in the' Education
Building of the church on No
vember 8. ' ".'
A chicken salad plate will be
served, at lunch time and a tur
key plate at supper. ,, : . . .
There, will be tables of various
articles of hand work JU, well as
candies and desserts for sale.
'." Everyone is invited.
No tickets will be' sold at the
door for . the plates . You . may
secure your tickets from mem
bers of the cir ' "s. . . t :
on Tuesday night i , t -
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