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for, the Perquimans
amber of - Commerce
Cou ity Chamber
mer..hership. fund drive being
conducted in Perquimans Coun
ty to .'ay announced that $4,000
in memberships have been" Se
cured to date. ' , ,
i a is running : short
$I3,C'.D quota set, but it is be
- Hove J the goal will be achieved
if iand when all solicitors have
made .their final reports.,- They
are urging all solicitors to com
plete their canvass for members
' as jrapidly as possible. ; ;
Much interest has been shown
by the business and professional
people ; of the county and -the1
officers are hopeful this interest
Willi manifest itself during the
membership drive with 100
' memberships in the county.
Individuals desiring to - join
: the .Perquimans Chamber of
..Commerce, and this can be any
individual since membership is
not limited solely to business
people, imay do so. If you. are
not solicited, you are urged to
contacts, any of the Perquimans
Chamber, of Commerce officials.
Livefwire organization of busi
ness and : professional men can
aid in expansion and prosperity
of the entire county. Nothing
can dq more for the develop
ment and expansion of a com
munity! than e Chamber of
CommcMce, properly organized,
officered by public spirited men
who can give their time and at
tention to affairs which concern
Allani W Mills, manager of
he Perquimans County CJham
' ber ' of ' Commerce, said todav
; ingly fortunate in having an or-gam;-
'ion that has for its ob
ject a iGreater County- and
.which .has already done- much
, to advance the prosperity of the
community and present its claims
fort attention tq ; individuals,
public r'ficials and the state and
. UA, . V
" V Many of tne modern public
f .. .... . k -a J i t .1
improvements o wmwu rarquuu
- ans caik: boast may be attributed
to' the foresight and energy of
its business and professional men
who long ago realized that much
more could be accomplished by
cooperation and pulling together
than bf individual or separated
' As a result the ' Chamber of
Continued on Page 4, Section I
L. wit' Sg.wi-.4Cr Pi
Mrs. Phoebe Emmons, presi C"a " " vvinsiow.
dent of Eta State Delta Gamma KM Grade Freddie Combs,
Societyj was. guest" speaker a Sydney- Ann Blanchard, Norma
Saturday's luncheon meeting in. Cattwright, Sandra Jennings,
Hertford, at which .tima chapter Wayne. Chappell, John Stallings,
members from Hertford were Charles . Woodard, Joan fJreen,
hostesses to the group of ap
proximately 40 members from 12
Albemarle counties of north
eastern North Carolina.
j The speaker1 was Introduced
by. Pi" Chapter President Ruth
Hoyle of Elizabeth. City,
; Mrs. Emmons spolce inspirirlg-
tvl ' 'a r, d effectively on the poli-1
ciesj standards, and require-!
mfnls of work and accomplish - -
nicnu t f the Delta Kappa. Gam-
ma : lety. wim empnaais on
1 importance of personal
of expanding personal ,
horizons, and of deep-
:!!.h!n oneself an aDDM-
cf the values by whiclr
Te live. She urged oau team were nstea on me ai
y,cr to be more fully bemarle Conference all "star list,
individual roies in re-
each other, in ore-
:ucation, and to' a
' s , 1
1 s e Juncnerm, wnicn mai icm im imuium iv
' s y 1 commi;' -e from Googan, lineman, was given
i CI 'an 1 1 honorable mention.
r. C; to
i iii'V ' " 'nniiiiimwwaiMiiiiiHi- 11JJ
ait f X '
I fH Pf'Vft ffft
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Captain - B.v L. Gibbs and the
local police department are par
ticipating in Carolina "Motor
Club's Pedestrian Safety Pro
gram. Posters have been placed
throughout the ' business places
in ; the Town oV Hertford and
the captain and local ' depart
ment merribers have been pass
ing but leaflets with Santa Claus
on the front and a list of rules
for safe walking and safe driv
ing on thp reverse side of the
cards. ' " . '
. The program is sponsored by
the local police department par
ticipating in the Cardlina Motor
Club Pedestrian Safety Program.
The Town of Hertford won
third place in the 1960 Carolina
Motor- Club program ; on pedes
trian safety last year and . was
presented a plaque at ceremon
ies held at which time G- E
Harris, represents g the ' Motor
Club,' presented 'Mayor V. N
Darden with the plaque, signi
fying the' town's achievement in
traffic safety. , ,
i The program was first set up
for larger towns and cities but
some three years -&go the Motor!
Club set up a program for towns
under 5,000 population. Thei
judging of .the award is made on
the basis of the town's safety
measures near and around the
schools, crosswalks and car op
erators' attitude. s - ;
Ire Listed On -
Forty-five: students at Per
iquimans High School were listed
on tne school s honor roll for
the second grading period which
closed last - week, it was an
nounced : by E. ' C. Woodard,
Principal. . .
Honor Students for this period
included the following: -.
j 8th Grade Nancy Shory and
( 9th Grade Phyllis Nixon,
' Nancy : Bundy, Varina Brabble,
( Margaret Ainsley Reggie Webb,
Way.ne; Stallings, . Lot Winslow,
, Wayne Winslow, Betty Ruth
Smith, Ellen Wood, Mary Lee
? Newby, Mary1 -'Ba'rbee,' Wayne
Owens; Russell '' Sawyer, Paul
it j j yrt 1 . t
Ruth Harrell, Faye Long,. Susan
Cox, Clark Harris, Gloria Miller,
Price. Mbnds' and Frances. Wal
lace." -, ' - '
11th Grade Robert Hill, A; C.
Layden, Dianne i Sawyer, Judie
Baker, Betsy ' ;, Barbee, ; Becky
Eugenia Long and Billy
12th Grade Frank. Ainsley,
Franklin McGoogan, Pete Cook
and Brenda Kay Smith.
.Three Indians On
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Three members of . the 1961
Perquimans High . SocJ oot-
OT7 l,u "7
this week. Waldo Winslow, out-,
standing tackle M"-,
thews., back, were listed on the,
. .. c .
Mr. , Winslow is representing' Graveside' services were held
the Supervisors) of the Albtmarle! Sundayj December 10 ,in Al
t' i iet end Mr. Mai-e? v s se-jlanta. '4 i - v '
kd as Hie outitar 'ip Con-! Crvivin.'; m addition to the
F rvr !'nn farmer in t-a ;Albe- p."' -ents s-vL'.e maternal grand-
'.t f-n- IT':. I lr ,tn I,; and Mrs.' Thomas
o V" Tire and Pub-
- ! s a 1 . ; f..rm
Hertford, Ferquimans CountyNorth
wtms- 'mSM, ill ,.
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, PRIZE WINNERS IN THE KITCHEN John A. Barr looks over prize-winning goodies
entered in the 4-H Home Economics National Contest, Chicago, 111. The prize winners,
from left; Sharon Tapper, 18, Webster City, Iowa; Sandra Findlay, 18, Kammerer, Wyo.,
Carolyn -fi. Kimball, 16, Pittsfield, N.H.; Patricia-L. Giera, 18, Williamansett, Mass,
Seventeen - cases .' were dis
posed of during -Perquimans Re
corder's Court session here Tues
day, presided over '' by Judge
Charles E. Johnson. (
Woodrow Suttari, charged with
improper lights, no brake light
and no turn signel, was fined they battled on even terms In
$10 and taxed with court costs. I all except the - second quarter,
'Robert Lee; Itoulhac, 'Lannie When Elizabeth City outscored
Heighs dtidi Raymond W. Hoff-uhe Indians by;. four points to
ler each were charged with im- Sew Up the decision , , ,
proper brakes. Roulhac , and The . frrst period ; nded m a
Heiglupwere each iined $10 andj5.5 tie -as Francis Combs' sot
courts COStS. Hotfler was taxed
wttn cosis., I
ffnm .!,. . SaWVer. Melton ' C.
S.r.""-..i..jr." ... -tt. - -'-
rmigm .ana ucuisc
all charged with improper muf
flers, paid court - costs.
Cecil- W.; White, charged with
failure to observe a stop sign,
was taxed with court costs.
John Blanchard paW court
costs on an improper parking
charge. ' . '
Henry C. ' Harrell, charged
with no turn signals, paid the
costs. , 1 1
Carey W. ; Hurdle, . charged
with expired operator's license,
Continued ou Page 5 secnon 1
Perquimans County schools
will start their annual Christ
mas vacation' on s Thursday, of
next week, Decem'ber ' 21, it was
announced by J. T. Biggers, su
perintendent of -t schools, who
said this year's holiday will run
from Thursday, December "H
through January 1. Classes will
resume on Tuesday, January 2.
, In a 'parbamentary procedure
contest held atf Camden .High
School, Perquimans County .Fu
ture Farmers of America won
first place, with Camden placing
second. Judges were H.1 B. Dav-'
0 Central .High, Robert
. wI.u,vm. ln
M HoweU. - of Knapp
School. '. '
. The local
peted included Charles Glenn
Perry.' Charles Garrett, Johnny
a . ... .. . "... u.j
nussea . ano nuw tuinwuu.
Calvin Warren i the localr Vo
cational' agriculture Instructor.
INFANT rrr...T DIES
William Franklin Berry,- infant
son of Benjamin ' Carroll-, apd
Jeanne Lcvie Bo. . y Of Atlanta,
Ga.,: died Saturday, December 9.
J. Irvie of J1 "on,-Michigan;,
t j ' I ureuts, Mr
ji . .j ...... .,.t .M.t.
Indians Drop Game
To Elizabeth City;
Play Edenton Next
The Perquimans Indians were
defeated by the -Yellow Jackets man of the Perquimans County
of ! the Elizabeth City .High 1961 Christmas Seals drive, an
School last Friday night in a nounced that $800 has been sent
home game by a score of 34-29.
Neither team had much , sue-
Icess at locating the basket as
,..- nnints nrt FrpH ..nmhs
two for ..the Indians, and.. Don'
I RuiinrWc turrwirf . in IhrjuJF.xinA
T - p... 1. .... .1. 11
jun cpiey iwo lor iizaDein
- In the second round, how
ever, Newbold; and Ball began
finding , the ', range, turning in
six points apiece, while Perquim
ans was being held to two
field goals, and four fouls . for
eight points, giving the Jackets
a 17-13 first half advantage.
Both . teams collected four
points in the third quarter and
up. two - field - goals,' Ball two
goals ' and three fouls and Mel
Wright two free throws. '
Elizabeth Ciiy'htt'on only 16
per cent of Us .shots - from the
floor. Mall was the top man
uritVi iiTn fiolrt VAfilQ' nnrt t.hlp(
fouls for 13 points, while NeW-
bold had five goals :' and one
foul for 11 tallies! Don Sivills
and Don Saunders ,were next
with -three points each, while
Mel Wrignt ana jimpiey naa
two apiece. . -, , , .
McGoogan paced Perquimans
with .10 points," followed by
Daniels with 6, Fed Combs 5,
Francis Combs and Williams 3
each and Bray 2.
In the preliminary game
Elizabeth City's" Junior varsity
walloped the. Baby , Indians 63
to 11 after building up , a 30 . to
6 first half. . , '
Williams go 5, of Perquimans
11 tallies with Dale adding 3,
Reed 2 and Baker 1.
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Bagley Swamp To
Program Dec 17th
The Bagley Swamp Pilgrim
Church . will , give its annual 26, enabling store employees to
Christmas program 6n Sunday, naVe a two-day .Christmas, holi
December ' 17,, at. 7:3Q .P., M. '. day.-, Stores will be closed on
v The program I. this -year- will Monday; January 1 and will re
fea'ture a Cantata with--.; Living turn to .normal business hours
Song Pictures, and is under the Tuesday, January 2..
direction of Miss Minnie Lee .?: ' ... .. ' ; j
Winslow, Mrs. Roy Smith, Mrs.
Elwood -Whit, and Mrs. Preston
The public is cordially Invit
ed to attend. .' : ? -,
Mrs.- Craf ton Mathews,, owner!
of Hilda's Beauty Shop and nor-
ist herej,has moved her beauty
shop to Church Street in the
.same location with her florist.
i The store is located on thufch
Clrut ' koliiiKiii' TVw Hprtfftrf
Cafe and southland, in front ol
1 1' e Tr liraars 'Cou-'t '
Carolina, Friday, December 15, latii.
;Sjeal Chairman Says
At Half Way Mark
Mrs. Roxanna Jackson, chair-
in by Perquimans citizens for
Christmas Seals since the open
ing of the drive for funds.
j The chairman stated that the
county quota is $1,600, and the
turn-in so far in contributions
has reached the half-way mark,
I She urges all who have not yet
mailed their contributions to
I Dlease do so. In issuing her
! nnnpal in Vio fiti7Pns Mi's .lark.
son did "the response has been
gratifying"' 'amfri ii in -wny)
to get your contribution in be
fore ' -Christmas."
Mrs. Jackson and volunteer
helpers have put posters in all
public places, TB book marks
nave been placed . in all tne
school libraries as well as the
Hertford Library in town. Rep-
licas of Christmas Seals have
been given all students in the
first, second and third grades of
the schools throughout the coun
ty. : The story of the Christmas
Seal has been given to teachers
in the fourth, fifth, s;xth and
seventh grades in order that
they t may acquaint the students
j with the importance of the TB
Rpal .cnlpa' ' with thp Hispacp it-
self and with the importance of
I public appeal.
) Tuberculosis facts for 1961-62
have been given all the high
school teachers ' to be presented
to' students through Health
Classes. " All the students in the
schools are being presented the
Continued on Page .5 Section 1
For Local Stores
Erie Haste, Sr., Chairman 1961
Merchants Committee of the
Perquimans County Chamber of
Commerce, announced today the
holiday season hours of Hertford
merchants. Stores will be open
until 9:00 P. M.; ; December 18
through . December 23. All
stores will be closed Monday
and Tuesday, December 25 and
Police Report On
December Activity ,
. Hertford Police . made a total
of eleven arrests during Novem
ber according to a report given Ann Norment Hatch.
the Town Board Monday by; Surviving besides s his wife
Police -Captain B. L. Gibbs. '
Other activities included 91
calls answered and investigated,
worked iwo funerals, extended
('78 courtesies, found ten doors
unlocked,;' : answered
caUs, iiK''!onfe''UtioreMrt;Thursday.- morninr at 11, o'clock,
i 15 lights out" and answered in the Johnson Funeral Home
209, raHin pnlls:-
ur the arrests made, ten were
fouri guilty 'and one hot guaty.Roclty Mount,.' '
For Frank Jessup
A funeral service for Francis
(Frank) Nixon Jessup, 4, was
held Wednesday at 2:00 P. M
in Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church by the Rev. E. F. Mose
Jessup died Monday night at'
7 o'clock following a heart at- Postmaster W. W. -'Bill"
tack. He was a lifelong resi-! White of the Hertford Post Of
dent of Perquimans County and fice says Hertford's Post Office
was a son of Mrs. Cornelia Nix-' is preparing for what may be
on Jessup and the late Sidney! the biggest Christmas season
Phillips Jessup and husband ofver, and has announced that
Mrs. Vazelle S. Jessup. ! the local Post Office will remain
He attended Oak Ridge Mili-'cPen extra houi dur.in the holi"
tary Academy and conducted al,ay seasan
Veterans Administration course! The Hertford- Post Office wMl
in agriculture for 12 years in slart on Thursday, December 14
Perquimans . High School. He and 'cmarn open each day
was an Army veteran of World.
War II and reached the grade
of : technical sergeant.
He owned and operated Jessup
Fishing Center in Hertford and
was a former vestryman of Holy
Brides hU mnthrr d wid-.w .
surviving are two stepsons, Lt.l
WUliam Batts, USN, Norfolk,! complete for insuring delivery of
and Jim Batts of Raleigh, and. Christmas cards, and parcels by
a brother, Willis L. Jessup of Christmas eve.
Hertford. The tremendous volume cf
Tne funeral services were Christmas mail is only part of
held Wednesday afternoon in the postman's problems. Names
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and addresses are often incor
Music was furnished during the rectly written. Many packages
service by Mrs. H. A. Whitley, are poorly wrapped and there
organist. are many other oversights which
The casket pair was made of result in delays and disappoint
bronze 'mums and pom poms. menls, most of which can be
Pallbearers were Edgar White, avoided if everyone will follow
Bill McCoy, J. L. Suggs, Henry the simple requirements.
Stokes, Ray Morse and Allan W. Postmaster White offers the
Interment was in the Episco
pal Church Cemetery.
L N. Miller Plans
To Retire From
T N MilW a veteran tnwn'vou remember the following
employee who has served on the
Hertford Police Department for
years and who for the past sev-
era) years has been employed at
the Hertford Town Water and
Ice Plant, has retired. The re-
tirement to become effective on
January 1, 1962.
Mr. Miller has won much re-j
spect in this community for his
ability and manner in which;
he conducted his duties while
a member of the police depart
ment and at his present position.
Mayor V. N. Darden announc
ed that Irving Whedbee has
Deen en ployed to fill the va
cancy left by Mr. Miller's re
tirement and he will assume
his duties on January 1.
Other business to come before
the Hertford Town Board at the
December meeting was the re-
porting to the members by Town
Building 1 Inspector F. T. Britt,
that, he had served notice to
five property owners regarding
possible condemnation of their
property. The hearing is set
for January 4,' when the proper
ty owners ' will meet with the
board and express themselves as
to whether they will fix up
their property to meet standard
Continued on Page 4 Section 1
Accident Fatal To
Paul Howard Hatch
Paul Howard Hatch, Jr., 26,
died .Tuesday morning in a
Washington, N. C, hospital as
a result of injuries received in
an automobile accident on U. S.
17 between Williamston ; and
Washington Monday afternoon.
A .native and lifelone resident of
Rocky Mount, he was employed
by the Johnson Service Company
of . Greensboro, .was an Army
veteran and a member of the
He was the son of Paul How
ard and Marjorie Langley Hatch
of Hertford and husband of Mrs.
and parents are' three children,
Mary Ann, Paul H. Hatch, 3rd
and Richard Bratton Hatch, all
of the home; one brother, James
Hatch of Hertford. -A.
funeral service will be held
I in Rocky Mount. Burial will be
uirougn lUcccmucr i.i l orn b:ju
A. M. until 6 P. M., with the ex-
ccption of Sunday,
The Post Cilice will be open
nil day on Saturday, December
1(! ..irw! C;.,,,rrln,r n.o.K- 01
8;30 A M until 6 P. M.
" , S,!:
--.jiicu lb rju:-jig txtiujai ui leii.iui
maximum service. Plans are
1 following advice, "Check your
Christmas card and gift list
carefully. Be sure that each ad
dress is complete. Remember,
too, that you can enclose your
cards with .your gifts, if you
have placed the right postage.
Stock up en heavy wrapping
paper, stamps and the other ne
cessities .. f prCJiristmas mailing.
By doing this you may save
time by not having to stand in
line later. .
Postmaster White urges
four simple suggestions: (1) Buy
your stamps now; (2) address
your cards correctly; (3) mail
cards at first class rate and (4)
wrap packages securely. If
packages are cf unusual size,
check with the Post Office be
fore mailing them. This, too,
may save you time.
County Library Has
Club Reading List
The Perquimans County Li-
Yule Mailing Hours
bray has recently received the films and each was seiected for
list of books that Home Demon-1 its nigh quality, color and valu
stration Club members may read able educational lesson in fieht
for reading certificate credit. ing tuberculosis and promoting
This is a varied and comprehen-1 g00(j health.
sive list including both fiction -
and non-fiction; humorous and j Student Night To
serious; books for instruction rA Ohcfci'vorl Al
and inspiration, and others to be Y, . C .
read for just pleasure. Of the 95
books en the list, the library al
ready has many and others will
come in future ordfrs.
New books received in the li
brary this week are: New
Games for Teenagers; A Bio
graphy of Mary Queen of Scots;
Bruce Catton's Centennial His
tory of the Civil War; The Com
ing Fury; one novel, Daughter
of Silence by West, and several
Soil And Water
District Elections Held Dec. 4-9
': December 4-9 was
week, in Perquimans!
fnimtw ThA vntprc in niirt
county' have chosen John A.
Brav for a three year, term to
begin January 1, 1962. The re-
sponse from the eligible voters form of salary,
in the county was, quite gratify-j The Albemarle District is a
ing to the supervisors and they' subdivision of the N. C. State
wish to express appreciation to government, organized under the
all who participated. : provisions of the General Stat-
' Soil and - Water Conservation utes of North Carolina. As -such,
District supervisors occupy a supervisors - and ; districts .have
position of public office and responsibility to the people of.
public trust. As member of our our county and district , Many
local board, Mr Bray will as-individuals, agencies and other
sist in program planning, policy groups,, supply assistance of one
making aftd the carrying out of form or another, r Conservation
a soil and water conservation goals and objectives are set up
program for Perquimans County, each, year. ;, District supervisors
and the- Albemarle Soil Conser-; are , your ielected .lepresetatives
vation District : Members of our to coordinate , the , various " 'as
county and district boards will, pects of t)iia program. :;
meet regularly with agricultural. Other supervisors ' in Pejquim
agency representatives and oth-J ans are Gtsorge G. Wi.vslow and
en intered in this important Joseph W. .Nowell, Jr. ;, ,
5 Cents Per Copy
i Everything is yci readiness for
jthe annual visit of Santa, Claus.
tc Hertford on this Saturday af
le.noon, December 16. ,
Santa's visit is being spons
ored by the Jaycees and the
Hertford . 'Fire 'Department.
Christmas candy and fruit will
be given out to the children, do
nated by merchants of Hertford
and Pciquimans County, and will
be distributed by the Hertford
firemen and the Jaycees.
Members . of the Hertford Jay-
cces, sponsors of the visit, and
members .of the Hertfoid Fire
Department, have been busying
themselves making preparations
for the event and eve ything is
now set for Santa's arrival.
Saturday, morning the day's
events will begin with free
ronv'cs for all childc.n at the
State Theater. This part of the
program is sponsored by the lo
cal Jaycees in coopcraunn with
the Carolina Amusement Com
pany of Elizabeth City. Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock Santa
Claus will arrive and stop at the
Court House, where he will dis
tribute his gifts and talk with
the children. His visit is spon
sored by the Jaycees and the
Fire Department with merchants
of Hertford and Perquin.ans fur
nishing the goodies.
There will be smiling faces
for Hie underprivileged children
at 7 P. M. will be feted at their
annual Christrras party to be
held in the Agriculture Building
and again sponsored by the Jay
cees, with Broughton .Dail. chair
man. Santa Claus will bo
present to distribute gifts to the
children present during the
Films Being Shown
High schools in Perquimans, ..
Pasquotank" and Camden coun
ties have begun to show films
on tuberculin tests and the chest
X-ray in order to acquaint ninth
graders, with a better under-
standing and importance of the
ine test lor mntn graders is
under way by the pu'blic health ,
nurses in the counties.
Andrew J. Bailey, head of tbo
District TB Association, said
films such as "Rodney", "Are
You Positive"? and "The. Inside
Story", have been selected and
are available to the schools for
the school health period.
Christmas Seal funds make it
possible for the purchase of the
mi. OlIlUl nurCH
Student night will be ob
served at Mt.' Sinai Baptist
Church on Sunday, December
17. Services will begin at 7:30
o'clock. The Rev. Ralph Har- '
rell. a missionary to Africa, will
be the guest speaker. He will
also show a film' on mission
work in Africa.
The Rev. Walter Hill issues a
cordial invitation to the public
I to attend the service. ,
program. District supervisors
stale and na-
ing. our district,
tion in lhis important role large-
W ai tneir own expense anu
without compensation in the