UcrrJbcrs Named In an
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Hilton Dail, Sr., was elected chair
man of the Perquimans County PMA
committee at a meeting of the coun
ty delegates, held last Friday at the
A-iculture Building in Hertford, it
w i announced this week by W. E.
WUte, secretary to the committee.
Other officer selected to serve on the
county committee were: John Q.
Hurdle, vice chairman: L. L. lane,
member; W. L. Madre, first alternate;
and A. L. Godfrey, second alternate.
W. E. White was 'reappointed as
Secretary and Miss Helene Nixon as
treasurer. , ; '
; In the PMA election held on Thurs
day of last week,- and participated In
by farmers and. land' owners of the
county, the community committeemen
for the various . communities were
elected ft follows: r,
Belvidere J. - M. Copeland,, chair-
U1CII1,. V. JUb. AiBItC, VWO V.UB1A lllflUl, Ul
ford Winslow, member; P.' M. Cope-
i.i 1 . 1. i. . r - . xti 1 1
'; second alternate. kv, ' v: '.. '
Nicanor -Oscar Winslow, chairman:
W- R . Bakftr. vlpo ehnirmanA Y. Sl
Winslow.-m'ember; A. B. .Whito, first
aRrnate;-:EHtt,Stallings, second al-f
ternat v ' a ; i w ' f
BeiheMWY. Berry, 'ehctorihah; S.the Pennsylvania German in Bethle
lips, member; W. JL Vadre, first
ternate; and H. B. Mathews, second
Hertford V. C. Winslow, chairman; ; this wntry borrows from the prac
W. H. Williams, vice chairmanj J. E.jticea oTmany European countries and
Hunter, member; A. D. Thach, first, reflect our customs in church and
alternate; and L. C. Howell, second
alternate. "- V,-
New Hope S. D. Banks, chairman;
C B.- Spivey, vice Jchairman; W. A.
Chappell, member; C. A. Butt, first
alternate; and W. J. Benton, second
alternate. - ' - t
iparkville Winford Smith, chair
man: W. W. Bundy, vice chairman;
W. R. Stanton, member; E. E. Mor
gan, first alternate; and E. L. Mil
, ler. second alternate. . :
. .The County Committee and the com
munity committeemen will play a big
part durinjf the '. coming ''year and
carrying out the farm program in
Perquimans County as It is related to
the Production and Marketing Ad
Civca For Library
A schedule for hours for the Per
- ciuimana Library during the holidays
was announced today by Mrs. Silas
I.. v.ieaaee.I4biriaiiuv-'''-,y.:v- -Tie
library will be closed from Sat
i" '-y, December 21, throiirt Thurs
ft December 27. The fcookmoblle
1 1 t make its p-'ir trp through i breads, cakes and .other foods to last
, Durants Ne. , A.Vodville.on.for Hiri week of hosuiUlitv and
'rr 27.. For t'.e I w Year's
7 t"-e library will be dosed Sat
, 1 .cember 29 through January
i. V.Tiedbee also announced that
' sr of new books including: The
Greatesi Christmas Story,
' sAhnuaTI951,The Christmas
, Feves; Terten's Christmas
L wilier: Antiques,- Gordon;
i Vildlife and Plants, Mar-
; I Clothing fos Children by
n, had been received at the
'1 t 'n Were
c.r -rence. 'v
j tf t! e various confer-
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Lars of t'
J. A. Leete, county chairman for
the annual TB Seal Sale campaign,
today issued a reminder to Perquim
ans residents that, the seal sale will
come to a close on, December 24.
A check of contributions received
thus far shows that' the county is near
ing its goal for 1961, but Mr. Leete
makes a final appeal to all persons
who have not yet sent in contributions
for seals to do so before next Monday
A self-addressed envelope was en
closed with the seals when the seals
were mailed put, and Mr. Leete urges
individuals to use this envelope in re
turning the seals of contributions.
vThe celebration of Christanartn the
United States is more or lestj uniform.
.JThertftmre some variations, such as
al-W Minnesotay and the fireworks of
the 'Southern States. LOnthe whole,
however; the CMristma celebration in
- The Italian Christmas is a sacred
holiday. There are church ceremonies
arid special food,, but it is not custom'
ary to give presents to one another.
Man of the Christmas customs in
France and Scotland are observed on
New Year's : Day. Particularly in
France, religious features, rather than
festivity, are emphasized on Christ
mas Day. - '
December 25th Is also a religious!
holiday in the 'Netherlands and Bel
trfum The feata .of .St., Nicholas U
celebrated on December 6th as the
children's holiday with most of the
feasting and celebrating that we in
America usually associate with Christ
A German Christmas means a home
festival and attendance at church ser
'Everything- centers around the
Christmas tree with presents piled un-.l & Coal Company, which ended on De
der the tree with, the distribution oft comber l, it was announced today by
presents preceded,: by the singing' of,
: In the Scandinavian countries, elab
orate preparation" are begun weeks
in advance of Christmas, including
Alftfttiinsr. deeoratinfir and renovatinir
fh. onniHmr .nectol ment.
Christmas celebrations in England,
which had lost all inner meaning, were
forbidden in 1644. 'Now Christmas
hrinra family reunions, gifts; parties,,
singingand decorations . . . And. of
course, Father Christmas, the English.
Santa Claus. . -' y " ,
While the customs -of celebrating
vary all over the . world, Christians
everywhere are celebrating, on Decern-1
the 25th. the -Nativitv of Jesus
Christ Let us hone-that on this rrea
occasion, His spirit of unselfishness
will abide with us alL '
Conntv ScIiaoIs Close
FcrAgnual Holidays ,
Perquimans County Schools will
fllose- at noon Friday, December 21,'
for the Christmas holidays, it
announced today by, John T. Biggers,
County School Superintendent. . The
schools will observe an eleven day va
cation this year, with students re
v -' i clswes ".':sday, Jan-
nm will bn pre
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lior 23, at '
A C.i-'.tms prr"
sented at Cappcn 1
f -nd-y n' '.t, -1 '
o!m'jc. ";.e pui;.j
:?j invited to at-
Between 15 and 20 Perquimans resil
dents met at the Court House in Hert
ford last Thursday night and- express
ed an opinion favorable to the organl
ration, of a county unit of the United
Forces for Education.
The meeting was called by Mrs. Car
roll R. Holmes, president of the Per
quimans Unit of the N. C. Educational
Association, who opened the session
by having J. T. Biggers, County School
Superintendent, explain the United
i Mr. Biggers pointed out that this
organization is made up of the Farm
Bureau, the School Board Associa'
tion, Federation of Women's aubs,",aai r-1 w smg one vnristmas
and the Parent-Teachers Association., selection. : " 1 . . .
TVi nniM nf the nraintinn fa tn
romote better schools through a imitviec announced by the pastor, the Rev.
ed citizens program working toward .yu vuapnii, lur ma . i
achievement of the desiren of the or- vitation is given the public to .at-
The object of the meeting was to
determine if sufficient interest was
shown for organizing a county unit
of the Allied Forces. The purpose
of ; this county unit, will be informa-
tioaal inasmuch as the chief aims will
be to see that all residents are fully
informed " and' aware of programs
sponsored on, the state level ,
-After ''MnsidetAblediscusslon,; the
srroun -which met hftwMastTreek decid
ed such' an organizatfon within the
county will be of benefit to th citi
zens as well as schools , and voted to
organized a local unit. -E, Q. White
was elected president of the group,
and the remaining officers are to be
selected at a meeting to be called the
latter part of January or early in
February next year. . -
Those attending the meeting voiced
enthusiasm for the plan and stated
thev expect a much larger attendance
at the next meeting, since there were
a number of conflicting meetings held
on Thursday of last week, which kept
the crowd at a smaller number.
r.7rs. Matti 3 L. Vhite
TCwEr In Contest
i Mrs. Mattie Lister White, of Hert
ford, was declared winner of an essay,
Contest sponsored by the Harrell Gas
v. M. Harrell, Jr.
The contest, conducted by the Cros
ley Appliance Company, ; was , based
upon tite writing of 50 Words or less
on the subject of "To Me the American
Way of Life Means."
As winner of the contest Mrs. White
received a certificate good for $300
worth of Crosley merchandise, and her
church, the Holy, Trinity Episcopal
Church, received a cash gift of $100.
Plan Yule Service
For Friday Night;
A Christmas service will be held
next Friday night, December 21, at
7:80 o'clock at Woodville iBaptist
Special music will be offered by
the children and the play, "While
Shepherds Watched," will be present
ed. The public is invited to atltend.
Belvidere Ruritans ;
Install New Officers
The Belvidere Ruritan'Club held its
December meeting at the Whiteston
Club House on Thursday night of last
week. During the business session
new officers' fc the club year were
installed and delegates named to at
tend the national Ruritan Convention,
to be held in Asheville during Janu
ary. ' Installed as officers were Edwin S,
'Whit; president; J George Winslow,
vlce-presida:'-!:;' Huasell Baker, sec re
t ryi and Archie B. White, treasurer.
(Delegates named to attend the Con
v r.tion were Joe Nowell, Jr., and
' 'All services at the Methodist Church
next Sunday will be centered around
the fact of Christmas. Special at
tention is being given this week to
preparations for the most helpful ser
vice possible for the 11:00 o'clock
hour, of worship. The congregation
will join in singing some of the great
Christmas hymns, such as "Joy to
the World," "The Lord is Come," "O
Come All Ye Faithful," and "Silent
Night, , Holy Night." Special music
Will consist of an appropriate Christ
inas solo by Mrs. Z. E. Fearing.'
! The Chancel Choir, composed of
children between nine and twelve years
of -age, numbering over thirty, in veet-
I ments, and directed by Mrs. E. M.
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UUJ - oSVlor 18 Bom, IS thC 8UD-
tena. ., i
During the 9:45 Church School hour,
there will;beeh?nr8 of f1 w "!
classes. At 3:30 Sunday afternoon all
Kindergarten and' Beginner children
will have a Santa party. Sunday night
at 7:30 the public is invited to at
tend "A White Christmas and Carol
Sing,? service, under general direction
of Miss Kate Blanchard. '
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club held its
Christmas Party in the home of Mrs.
Lawrence Towe on Old Neck 'Road Fri
day night, December 14, with Mrs.
John Costen, Mrs; C. O., Fowler and
Miss Claire Hunter, loint-hostesses.
The Towe ' home was decorated.
throughout for the occasion with holly
berries, pine, . lighted candles and a
beautiful Christmas tree in the liv
ing room. ; ,":"'( , " .
Miss Hulda Wood,- president, presid
ed over a short business session. Miss
Hunter presented the devotional part
of the program when she read appro
priate Bible verses, led in prayer and
the sinsruwr of a Christmas carol Mrs.
W. E. Dail read a poem and Miss
Thclma Elliott, a Christmas story.
Mrs. Costen led in the games and
contests assisted by Mrs. Towe when
prizes were awarded the following
winners: Miss Nell Wilson, Miss
Hunter. Miss Kate Blanchard, Mrs.
R. M. Riddick, Jr., Mrs. Joe Caravello
and Mrs. Joe Nowell. - ; :
(Mrs. Riddick was the Auctioneer for
the Dutch Auction when . it afford
ed entertainment as well as money for
'the treasury.; '; r
The gifts were exchanged in a very
unique manner. Each gift was num
bered and as each person entered the
door, a number i with the name of a
Christmas toy was pinned to her back.
During the course of. the evening;
when she discovered who or what sne
represented, her number was pinned
on the front of her dress vr identi
fication and was presented a gift wiui
that number. '
' .Party plates of friit cake, cheeses
and fancy delicacies were served Mrs,
Ed Newkirk and Mrs. Ernest Guth-j
rie, guests, ' and-the following mem
bers in addition- to those slready men-'
tioned: Mrs. Viola Nachman, Hiss
Audrey Umphlett, Mesdamea C. T.
Sumner, oje Henry Bagley, T. T. Har
rell, Jack Burbage, E. M. perry , and
D. M. Jackson. '
Weeklv Office To Be
Closed For Holidays
.The office of The Perquimans Week
ly closed for the Christmas holidays
on Wednesday of. this week and will
be closed until Saturday, December
29. V ,
Editor Max Campbell left Wednes
day for Shelbyville, Indiana, Where
he will join Mrs. Campbell They will
spend the holidays with Mr. Campbell's
father, who is ill
i The office of The Weekly will re-'
open. Konday, December 31.
County Board In Special Meeting On
Monday With Property Tax List Takers
Party Held Friday
The Hertford Lions Club held its
annual Christmas party at the Bethel
Community House last Friday night
and the members had their wives as
special guests; The Bethel Home
Demonstration Club served a delicious
holiday dinner to the gathering.
A Christmas program was present
ed by John T. Biggers, program chair
man, who Was assisted by I. C. Yagel
and Mrs. R. Ralph White, the . latter
presenting a number of musical se
At the close of the meeting the
Lions and Lionesses exchanged Christ
Teams Divide Games
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams divided a twin bill with the
Moyock teams in games played here
last Friday night. The Indian Squaws
won the opening contest by a 26-13
score and the Moyock boys scored a
38,-35 victory over Coach EluV FeaH
ings boys" team;. -. .
.Mary Saunders and Janice Yagel
sparked the Indian Squaws to vic
tory. Saunders scored 12 points' and
Yagel counted for seven. The game
was rather slow with numerous fouls
being called on both sides; The local
girls gained an 8-2 advantage in the
first period and moved to an 18-8 mar
gin at half-time. The third quarter
was very slow with Perquimans scor
ing two points and' Moyock getting
none. Perquimans tallied six points in
the final period and Moyock girls
In the boys' game the Perquimans
Indians got rolling after three minutes
of, play and racked u pa 12-6 lead in
the first quarter, adaed eight more
points in the second period to hold a
20 to 12 margin at half-time. In
the third quarter the Moyock boys
came back strong and outplayed the
Indians to roll up an 18-7 advantage
and take a 30 to 27 lead at th? be
ginning of the final quarter. Both
teams scored eight points in the final
i-ounrtor hut. the etfae , MnvncV had
gained in the third period proved too
much for the Indians to overcome.
' Thatch, Sumner and Williams led
the Indians in scoring, hitting for 13,
8, and seven points in that order. John
Morris and Joe Towe were outstanding
The Perquimans girls and boys tray.
eled to Griggs on Tuesday night of
this week for their final conference
frames before the Christmas holidays.
The teams will resume their schedules
on January 4, when the Elizabeth City
Yellow Jackets come here for return
matches with the local boys and girls.
Christmas Services At
Holy Trinity Church
' A midnight Christmas service will
be held Christmas Eve, beginning at
11:30 P. M, at Holy Trinity Episco
pal Church. This service will be the
celebration of the Holy Communion,
or Eucharist, with the Christmas car
ols and hymns led by the Holy Trini
ty Choir. The Hector of the Church,
the Rev. Charles F. Wulf, will be eele
brant and make a short address at this
On Christmas morning at 10:00 A.
M.. for those who were not able to
attend and make their Communion at
the midnight service there will be a
second celebration of the Holy Co n'
munion with the Rev. Edmund T. Jill-
son, Rector Emeritus of the Parish, as
eelebrant. - '
COMMUNITY SING SATURDAY
: 'A community sing for all the chil
dren of Perquimans County will be
held on the Court House Green in
Hertford Saturday night, December
22, at 7:30 o'clock. The vested junior
choirs of the Hertford Methodist and
Baptist Churches will lead. Al chil
dren are invited to attend. -
Instructions and Sup
plies Issued For Job
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners met in spec
ial session here last Monday for the
purpose of issuing supplies and giv
ing instructions to the county tax list
ers on the duties of the tax listers,
Which will begin next month.
A special program of instructions,
worked up by the Institute of Gov
ernment, was outlined to the tax list
ers by J. W. Ward, county tax super
visor, and this program was supple
mented by local instructions from
members of the Board of Commission
ers. A. T. Lane, chairman of the board,
cautioned the tax listers to use care
in preparing the property lists, point
ing out the importance of the duties
and the necessity for an accurate list
ing of all property within the county-Tax
listing starts on the second day
of January, and all property owners
must list property for 19S2 under pen
alty of the law. Failure to list proper
ty by January 31, is a violation of the
law and the property owner is subject
to a late listing penalty, and court ac
tion vr both. . . 1
i The program presented the tax list-
few," as.flreppred by the- Institute of I
fcSveNitiituvMs somethingviifcw in Vt''
procedure, tut it is believed the in-.
structions will lead to better list tak- "
ing by the county officials and place .
the entire state in equal terms so far '
as tax listing is concerned.
It was practically a day lonsr ses
sion for the tax listers, as in the after-
noon, the list takers, who also act as '
farm census takers, were advised by -farm
extension officials on the meth
ods of taking the farmv census. The
records secured through the farm cen
sus program are used by the State
Agriculture departments in carrying .
out agriculture programs in the state.
Much interest is being manifested
by residents of the Town of Hertford
in the lighting and decoration contest
being sponsored by the Hertford Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce for the
Christmas season, it was reported to
day by Francis Nixon, Chairman of the
Jaycee : committee in charge of the
The contest, which is being sponsor
ed for the purpose of creating interest
in home decorations and lighting ef
fects, is open to residents of both the
town and county, but residents of the
county are requested to file entry
blanks at the Western Auto Store, in"
order that the judges may have neces
sary information for judging homes in
the rural areas.
Three prizes will be awarded three'
winners in the contest, Mr. Nixon
stated. First prize will bs $10 jn mer
chandise, second prize, $5 in merchan
dise, and third prize, $2.50 in mer
chandise. v 1
Three judges have been secured to
make the final decision on judging the
lighting and decorations and they will
base the judging on "the points of
originality and artistic arrangements.
Judging of the entries hi the contest
will take place Saturday night, Decem
ber 22, Mr. Nixon reported. ,
Negro Clubs Name
County Council J
The officers of the Negro 4-H Club
met on Derember 15 for the purpose
of electing County Council officers for
1952. . Named to te Council were
Shelvia White,' president; Barbara
Brlckhouset - vice , president; Doris
Rodgers, secretary; Ernest. DaiL as-;
sistant; Oneda Felton, treasurer; Hat
tie James and Ernestine DaiL song
leaders; Maude White and Laureen
Holden,. program .. chairman; , Oneda .
Felton and Mamie Reid, pianist.