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THE PERQUIMANS W
; Volume XXVIILNumber 52.
: l -pgnoco Liqtes will ye
: iroascd As Of Jan. 1st
; Thursday of last week the TV I IpforC CfoH
State Utilities Commission au- CIA LIMbl 0 Old! I
, thorized the Norfolk & Carolina '''
Telephone & Telegraph Com- fltinild PmnoHlf
pany . lo increase its telephone flllllliul II UIJCl IV
: rates." The new scale of charges . . ' ''..'. ' ' ,
on sssv0. eo cfr c; Listing On Tuesday
4 The ! company . had requested Tax iista ; fw Pm,,ima,t
4Rft r-meVen,Ue .f $87 County start Tuesday the task
' ,?J " dTedi "T7 of listir,S county, property for
-to meet mcreased costs and ex- 1962 taxatioin, it was announced
Lr"!?.: iuVem 0t today Ju,ian C. Powell, coun-
servicesj The Utilities Commis- ty tax supervisor.
' sion , authorized an , increase , r. . ,. ' ',
which is estimated to increase" CTy tf tocrsr.th va
revenue $80,802 per year. l"0 0W"shlPs Juhain Lon8
" th, ' 'Bethel; Percy Rogerson, Hert-
The company operates tele.' word; Mrs. Belle Proctor, Park
phone ! exchanges in Elizabeth ville; Mrs. EUon Layden, Brivi-
SSf Cvn- PT"' dere nd Melvin Eure, :ncw
, Hertford, Kill Devil Hills, Man- Hope
tco Moyoek and Sunbury. Thc tax istc, wi carry ou)
-ior.a ia-month period ending the duties of their office under
August 31, the firm reported j instructions issued them by thc
, that, it .had gross operating rev-oard of County Commissioners
enues amounting to $1,427,009
and a net operating income of
The commission said the $80,
802 ' increase would enable the
company to up its rate of re
turn on. its property investment,
to 5.98 per cent. -
Norfolk & Carolina said' its
operating costs were at a record
peak ,., and thai its ' rates have
been increased only three times
since it began operations. It
noted that since its last rate
boost in 1954, it has been com
pelled to' finance expansions and
Improvements by stock issues.
rrl .. , inns uikcu iu uniumi: u.sio 111 au-
S&iSrilSs STO takers
tientncilng program 'fbT tJie7T7 .h V.nB0
winter. ; quarter ; includes , 207
seniors1, who afe conducting
classes In 'more than, 30 public,
scholsln ppstcrn'..NorU; .Cror
luuk'Vcventy-two,.,.' are ,, d,oing.
work'lfi- thleprimary ai?d grarnT!
: mar grades 124;'jn high .schools
and 11 are teaching either art. or
music at all' grade levels. ,, -,,
tyt the' total number P? stu-
' dents paf tfcipating in the pro-
s. gram, 193 are from North Caro
lina and 14 are from other states.
Dr..,. J, L. Op'pelt,' director "of
student teaching ' at ' East Caro-
' Una, has announced that William
N. Matthews of Winfall is a stu-
, dent teacher assigned to Rocky
Mount Junior High School in in
dustrial j arts. - t .
Board Of Education
Will Meet Tuesday
the Perquimans County Board
. of Education will hold its Janu
ary meefing next Tuesday night,
! Januarys, in ; the office of the
superintendent of schools. .'
.The meeting will begin at 7
o'clock" and the architects will
meet with the board.
Family Outlook For 1962
, By I LA McILWEAJf
- Tlie Family Living Outlook
"for, 1962 shows, an increase in
income 'which means people will
: be spchding more money, There
Is an increase n ' expenditures
for services. An increasing
numler of families are taking
out medical Insurance.
: M; ny, older families, a group
that is , likely to be especially
f! I by Vising service costs,
wi ! nefit in the' coming year
f: veral amendments to our
f Security law, effective
A t ! 196,1. The minimjum
be ; paid most workers over
65 been raised from $33 per
mo to . $40; mortgaged wid
ows' nefits have been Increas
ed 1 10 percent. -
, I . t -ay now choose to have
t!- 1 age. benefits start at
! ;, r than, wait until they
women have had this
i'.nee 1958. ' -HoweVer,
nent benefits aVe
i and women who re
u are 65.
i r -.fndinj' ' patterns
I Tory students
. c'.V ', wifh high-
s-1 ols and
I in a special meeting held here
on December 18
The tax lister's job will run
through the month of January,
and all property owners must
list their property by January
31,e otherwise there is a penalty
of one dollar for late listing.
. Schedules for tax listers are
being published this week and
property owners are urged to
list early in order to avoid the
usual last minute rush. '
There, are few changes in the
listing regulations and the tax
rate for the property listed this
month will be set by the Board
at its meeting in July.
In addition tc taking the prop
erty list, the workers will also
take a farm census. Farmers
are urged to prepare lists in ad-
Hertford P;0. Shows
Gain In Holiday Sales
; jPostmaster W. W, "Bill". White
of ...the, Hertford .Post, Office
stated '. this week , that business
during , December, was . an in
crease .hei;e. over last year's holi
day season sales of stamps
were in excess : of those sold
last year at this time. He
thanked the public for the co
operation they gave the local
post office through their mailing
early buying stamps in advance
and for the wrapping of pack
ages which helped the local Post
Office"-.to:, give- the speedy ser
vice with which the mails were
handled and dispatched. , "
' There was an increase in man
hours, in the - local post office
during the Christmas season,
this with the aid the public
gave by complying with mailing
regulations kept the mail leav
ing out of ' the post office at a
rapid rate and not one day were
the clerks snowed under with
packages and mail. '. ' . ' '
travel are also taking dollars
that will mean less for family
goods. Passenger " fares 'on air
lines are expected to increase to
7 in 19C2.
' Materials developed for use in
space travel are. being used i
household equipment. Light,
strong materials' and light pow
erful motors will make for more
. Manufacturers are trying to
simplify the cleaning of, equip
ment. There is a trend toward
more : portable , equipment, in
cluding cabinets. . Many manu
facturers of home appliances are
lengthening the period of their
guarantee. , ,( w
Thefe will D; ' a larger volume
of food availaole for eonsump-;
tion in 1962. v This will include
greater variety and new forms,
and many foods will
available than they ihave been
in the past. ; Meat production
Little chartge In price ofCmeet
is expected. Prices of beef cuts,
ground beef and
will be .lower during . the last
half of 1962. (The, turkey crop
j may be down- somewhat in 1962,
ft t "J -,- -r ci
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 29, 1961.
George G. Winslow and War-
' t rS. r a v. L ,
!. -ft' ''."t- i i . :
ner L. Madre .are shown at left.lected as the outstanding Con
in the above picture during their . servation farmer in the Albe-
Hrip to Litchville Park, Arizona,
where they were guests of the
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Com
pany. The Albemarle Conserva
tion District- won the liooayear
Soil Conservation award for the
State of North Carolina for the
year 1961. The Goodyear Com
pany sponsors a Soil .and Water'plus irrigation and the feedin
Conservation program each year
in the U. S. The district win
ning the award, gets to send the
outstanding farmer and super
visor on an all expense trip to
the Goodyear . Farms at Litch
ville, Arizona; " -Mr.
Winslow ' represented -the
supervisory jf, UC, Alfeqowrle
For NeW Addition
During the past month tho
Hertford First. Methodist Church
launched a building fund drive
and raised in pledges and cash
to be paid over a three-vear
period $90,188.60. Due to the
lack of proper educational fa
cilities, it was decided by the
building committee to. add u new
wing .'to the , present facilities.
This proposed building will pri
marily serve the children's divi
Thc : buildinc committee is
composed of the folio wing lay-
i men: ,..Pr. T.1.P, ;B.iiin.t chair-.
man; .!.. C-: Winslow, vice chair
man; J. W. Dillon, treasurer;
Mrs. R. S. Monds recording sec
retary and H. C. Sullivan'. ,."
The architect for this build
ing program is Walter Burgess
Get Duke Help
The Duke Endowment has 're-'
ccntly made appropriations to
three of the Methodist, churches.
in the Elizabeth City District.
They will receive the money as
soon as they qualify' under the
conditions, of , the' grant.
The Buxton church, which has
recently built , a sanctuary and
eight, class.- rooms, will receive
$8,000, The Woodland church on
the New Hope-Woodland charge,
which ha, recently built an edu
cational building, will receive
$2,500. The Oak. Grove church
on the- Perfluimans Charge; will
receive $2,500. " . : .
The Duke Endowment makes
donations 'to rural churches each
year and several other churches
in the district have receive do
nations from this source. 1 ;
OH DEAN'S LIST
Word was received "here ., this
week that Dan Winslow was on
the Dean's List forThe fall ouar
ter at East ". Carolina College.
Dan lives in Winfall and is the
frozen!' ' of Mr. ana Mrs. rrea
District Winners Visit Goodyear Farm
Mr. Madie was se-
i marie District.
There were two men from
each slate in the Union and
Porta Rica, r:ius radio, news, TV
and Goodyear officials. The se
lectees enjoyed a highly ecuca
tional trip and saw the Con
servation practices in Arizona,
out. of 6,300 cattle, the feeding
of sheep and thc growing of cit-
rus fruit, the growing of cotton,
barley, alfalfa and other crops,
All crops have to be irrigated.
as they only have a rainfall of
six inches a year. They have a
total of 13,433 acres in the
.Goody cur-, i'aim-aBd-ow- &d$l
Herbert R. Chappell ,
Stationed In Texas '
Airman Third r.iass Wrhort
R. Chappell, son of Mr. and
is being as
i Route- 2, Hertford,
signed 'to Reese AFB, Texas, for
training ' as a base fuel supply
specialist. Ho recently com
pleted United States Air Force
basic military training at Lack
land AFB, Texas.
Airman Chappell is a gradu-
late of Perquimans County High
Father Of Local
Word has been received here
of the death Sunday night of wiouoy Morencaa, native ot
Arthur P. Mcssner, 72, in Lees-1 North Carolina, and provide an
burg, Florida. Mr. Messner is1 all-expense. -paid undergraduate
the father of Mrs. Hershel Hill!ccge education to the scholar
of the -Whiteston Community. ishiP recipients.
The Rev. and Mrs. Hill are in District 1' comprises the coun-
Lcesburff at 2016 South Street.
Mr5 Lniiisii Ward '
MI'S. JjOUlfed WtirU
PaSSes At Ryland
Mrs. Louisa R. Ward, 86, died,
Thursday in her home at Ry
Surviving are three sons,
James B. Ward, Dalton Ward and
Ralph B. Ward of Ryland; five
daughters, Mrs. Collie W.- Cope
larid of Tyner, Mrs. Connie W.
Blanchard of ' Belvidere, Mrs.
I Lillian W. Lane of Hertford and
Miss Thelma Ward of Ryland;. a
sister,' Mrs. Fannie Larson bf
Portsmouth; 24 i grandchildren
and 44 great grandchildren. - '
JA funeral service was held in
Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church
by the Rev. A. Carl Hart, the
Rev. Warren Rollins and the
Rev. 'H, C. Leake.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY '
Perquimans Lodge No. 106, A.
F. .& ; A. M., will meet Tuesday
'night at a o'clock. , .. .
- ,.,KV,, 1,-h" 1 1 1 ii i numh-.mnam i
acres of cotton which averaged
2,270 bales of cotton per acre.
Mr. Winslow stated that in ad
dition to the cotton acreage,
2,157 acres of alfalfa averaging
six tons of hay, 2,229 acres of
barley averaging 3,731 pounds
per acre is harvested, plus cit
rus fruits,' sorghum and sugar
beets. They have 69 deep wells
20 inches in diameter and 756
feet deep to irrigate this warm.
Mr. Winslow and Mr. Madre
said they enjoyed the trip bc-
yond , words and expressed their
appreciation to- all the people
who helped here in Perquimans
County in any way concerning
soil and water conservation and
to the Goodyear Company for
making jt possible for Perquim-
- mat& be-werded-Jthe--trip.-
William Franklin Ainslcy, Jr.,
tudcnt of Perquimans County
High School, is one of 21 boys
nominated from counties in this
area for consideration for More
head scholarships to the Univer
sity of North Carolina. lie is
ithe son . of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam F. Ainslcy of Covert Gar
Ainslcy will be interviewed
by the District 1 Morehcad
Scholarship Committee at thc
i KoanoKe .country ciud in Wll-
"amsion on January io.
The 21 nominees from District
1 are being interviewed in state
wide competition with 160 boys
from the other six Morchcad
Scholarship Districts in thc
1 n An '
' , , , . .
The County Morehcad
arship Committees this fall in
terviewed over 750 high school
nominees to make these selec
tions for the district inter
views. The renowned Morehcad schol
arships arc' considered among
the best in the nation. They
were established in 1951 by John
Jties ol ucautort, ecrtie, t-nowan,
J Camden, Carteret, Craven,
ritutk'' Dare' Mgecombe' uates-
, Greene Hertford, Hyde, Lenoir,
Martin, ; Pamlico, Pasquotank,
Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Wash-
ington and Wilson.
Nominees for district inter
; Continued from Page 6
CENTRAL PTA MEETS
The Central Grammar, School
PTA held its , meeting in the
school auditorium Monday night,
George Baker, president, an
nounced that there would be no
meeting in January and in Feb
ruary there would be a joint
meeting of Hertford , Grammar
School, High School and Central
Grammar School ; PTA's I at the
High School ": .' - '
The meeting' was closed ; and
the children of the first and
fourth grades , ppesented a
Christmas program under the
-"-'oif of , Miss, Caroline
To Service Schools
Franklin A. McGoogan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McGoofian,
and John V. Matthews, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Mathews
of 'Hertford arc two of tlu- 21
candidates announced by Con
gressman Herbert Bonner for
nominations for principal and ri iw . " . .
, , , V 1 Don Norman chairman of the
altera tc appointments for ser
vice academies. ;DSA Comnr'.tcc, announces '.hat
Thc appointments released by 1 "'-''J'. Jw.T.y 5, I!ti2, is the
Mr. Bonner follow; lin.:il dale IV - --.ulmiiuing noi-iir-
Principai Richard Goodwin,
son of Mrs. Kalhryn Holmes
Goodwin, 205 Water Street,
Edenton, N. C.
Alternate Kicnard E. Free
man, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Freeman, Galcsville, N. C.
Alternate Lee Pitman, son
'of Mr. and Mrs. Edgr.r K. Pit-
man, Box 684, Plymouth, N. C.!ncrs wi" lll-'" be entered in the
Principal Gary Wilson Fcl
ton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
row Felton, Winton, N. C.
Alternate Charles Langley
Tayloe, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jonathan Tayloe, Route 2, Box
8, Ahoskie, N. C.
Alternate Franklin Alford
McGoogan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F A. McGoogan, Sr., Hertford,
Alternate Robert Calvin
Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Jenkins, Aulandcr, N. C.
Candidate Herbert Ray Ad
ams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Adams, 212 West Ch
' Street, Edenton. N.
Candidate McKinley Frank
lin Wright, Jr., son of Mr. and
jMrs. M. F. Wright, Sr., Ill Jack
.sort Stitjct," Edenton, N. -C. "
"""'"w ivncnaci Boone
Chandler, son of the Rev,
Mrs. A. B. ' Chandler.' Rmitn.
Box 225B, Ahoskie, N. C.
Candidate John Vivian Ma
thews, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Viviart Mathews, Box 305, Hert
ford, N. C.
Candidate William Ward
j Smith, son f Mr. and Mrs.
Claude E. Smith, RFD, Robcr-
sonville, N. C.
Candidate Walter Douglas
Starr, grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
M. N. Starr, Creswell, N. C.
Hertford Lions Fete
Wives At Ladies' Nite
Members ol the Hertford
Lions Club entertained their
wives at their annual Ladies'
Night banquet on Thursday
night, at a buffet supper and
Forty-five members and their
wives and friends were present
for the occasion which was held
!'n the Perquimans County High
Schol-ic..i...i ' b
R. M, "Pete"
in charge of the program.
lowing the buffet supper binco
was played, Christmas gifts
were exchanged and Christmas
carols were sung during
In Recess Tuesday
Perquimans Recorder's Court
was in "recess Tuesday of this
week due to the holidays, and
all cases listed on thc court dock
et were set for hearing at the
ne;xt term of court.
PAT ELLIOTT ATTENDS
Patricia Elliott of Hertford,
member of East Carolina Col
lege, and four student staff
members of the East Carolina
College newspaper, "The East
Carolinian," - recently attended
the conference of the newly
formed y Carolinas Conference
Press Association, held at Pfeif
fer College, M'senheimer, N. C.
Workshops and group discus
sions were' held in the fields of
writing and make-up.
Patricia Elliott of Hertford
and Imogene Peace of Norfolk,
Va., represent East , Carolina on
the board of directors for the as
sociation. , . .
' Students attending the meet
ing were Miss Elliott, Donna A.
Bingham of, Cdryf Sandra J.
Denton of Cary; Edna Kaye
Burgess "of Hickory, Va., and
Montrose Mills of Shelby.
Series Of Schools To Be
Held In County In Jan.
Jan. 5 Deadline
For Jaycee '62
! alums fur. thc Uistinyuishec! .Ser
According to Don, nominations sencol will be held and the pro
have been coming in since thc duction of peanuts will be dis-
i drive was announred on Decern
bcr 7, 19C1.
The local Distinguished Scr
,vicc Award winner will be en
tcrerl in the North
Jaycee contest The state win -
Mduoua. competition. wnicn
chooses America's ten outstand-
mg young men.
nuiimicuiuii oianKs can sun De
obtained from any local Jaycee.
Penalty On Taxes
Goes Into Effect
On February 1st
Sheriff J. Kelly White
Town Clerk R. C. "Bobby"
iiott remind Hertford and
quimans County taxpayers
the tax books for 1961 taxes are
in their hands for collection of
Attention is called to the act
k Di,i t rn ,i
'February 1 a penalty of one per
cent will be added. Beginning
March 1 another one per cent
will be added. On
ariA jiff Ar
April 2, in addition to the said
2 per cent, one-half of 1 per
cent per month will be added
until the taxes arc paid.
Both tax collectors urge tax
payers to pay, their taxes before
thc penalty goes into effect.
To Close Monday
Most stores and business
house' in Hertford will observe
Monday, January 1, as a holiday,
according to Allan W. Mills,
manager of the Perquimans
County Chamber of Commerce,
who states a survey conducted
before Christmas indicated most
merchants desired Monday as a
Meet Next Tuesday
Commissioners for Perquimans
Fol-(County will hold their January
meeting next Tuesday, January
3, instead of Monday, January l.
which has been declared a legal
Aisriciillure Oullook For 1962
The current farm income sit
uation is brighter than for some
years . Larger cash receipts and
increased government payments
under new agricultural pro
grams will raise realized net in
come of fairn operators by a
tenth from the $11.7 btllion in
Expanding economic activity
and record shipments abroad
promises some increase in out
lets for farm products. Gross
income for farmers will increase
but farm expenses will increase
also, so net income will not in
crease at the same rate as gross
income. This improved level of
income to farmers is above the
average of recent years but is
well below income in the im
mediate post-war years. Farm
net income has decreased while
non-farm incomes have - contin
ued to rise. The farmers' share
of the income is smaller but it
is going to a smaller number
of farmers. ' -
' Increasing population has caus
ed an increasing demand for
food but farm production still
outstrips the demand. As In
come increases,, prices paid for
5 Cents Per Copy
There will be a series of
.schools held at the Agricultural
Building in January, starting on
Monday night, Januaiy 8. ana
continuing each Monday night
. tlu ough January 29.
me first one will be on fer
tilizer, corn and soybeans. This
lis something that we have not
had for thc past seveial years
and should prove interesting to
the fanners in Perquimans Coun
ty, us we produce around 23,000
acus of corn.
un January 15 the nennnf.
'.ussed. This is a school that we
have had each year, a little lat
er in the spring. We will also
present the trophies to the farm-
ers that nroduee thn
'nuts oer acre l.v nor art-
This trophy is civen bv
the Peanut Growers Association
for thc first prize. Second and
third prizes will be given by
local peanut buyers.
On Monday night, January 22.
we will hold our livestock
school and this year the main
topic will be swine. We feel
that in our livestock enterprises
we have our best chance to in
crease income in Perquimans
County more rapidy than in any
other single production in acri
culturc and is something wc can
On Monday night. January 29,
wc will have a discussion on so
cial security and farm income
tax. Social security laws
changed quite a bit during the
past 12 months and everyone
should try to stay up to date so
that wc know the benefits uf-
ixes Jrfero' the.socW ipesurity
e. '.Aft&te?.?- '.' .
we are naving tnese schools
earlier than in the past, hoping
that more people will attend
and receive the benefits of thc
1 r.menia. on ana stnaes
niaae in ine ennnscs inai n."e
been made in- these phases of
These meetings will start at.
7:30 and will be held in thc an
ditorium of the Perquimans,
County Agricultural Building
?nd we hope that one of. your
New Year's resolutions will !!
to attend all four of these ac
tivities as it has been our ex
perience in that past that quite
a few benefits are derived from
these discussions and we should
make a real effort to take ad-
!,fortart rt irct lllinrrc 41-ial Wf
can use to increase our income
and family living.
County Schools To
Reopen On Tuesday
Perquimans County schools
will conclude their Christmas
vacation next Tuesday, it was
announced today by J. T. Big
gcrs, school superintendent, who
stated full class schedules will
I be resumed on January 2.
food may increase but" most of
this is used for marketing ser
vice. Increased dollars do not
increase pounds of food consum
ed but it is reflected in change
of tastes. For instance, quality
beef might replace potatoes or
some other cheaper items as in
come is increased. This means
that when the demand increases
for one product, it decreases for
With price supports on most
of the products grown on farms
in Perquimans County the price
is pretty well set. The demand
is expected to remain constant
with a decided need for more
use of grain locally produced
used to feed livestock. This Is
one area that has not reached
the county's potential or even
made a good start.
New credit available through
government agencies may in- ;
crease the need for lumber pro
ducts and cause a steady price
for wood products. '."
; 1962 appears to be a good
year with supports and such but
net income for farmers will re
main constant 1 .'