Td, Pcrqirju:3 County, -Ncrto Carolina, I'Yiday December 28, 1951.
o uents rer "Uopy
I 0 I v.V I. . i ..J J til '
' self -employed ; businessmen
t aware of Hair compulsory
a jn the old-age and survivors
ce system provided, by the re
' anges in the social security
.'jctive January I. 195L The
VFW Ppst To nold :
New Year's ftance :
'A gala New Year's Eve dance will
be held ait Harvey Point, on the night
Social Security Administrator December 81, and will be sponsored
'oe.. reports that about half of ! v ii rui-iand n onW Vast f the
'v - t w i3ta!n f I Wars, H was an
1 Jity they were Incurring . .. . . . .
.i 1951. - nouncea soaay oy 4. n. jiuon,
r liability for 1951 becomes
i 1 payable in the first quarter
:: and each year thereafter. An
1 number of the self-employed
i 1 to realize their eelf-employment
'.on ' for themselves and their
; Small ' - businessman now
e same protection against loss
(2 . ,ne due io retirement or -death
1 v e earners have had since 1940.
IL2 l If-employed person's status un
dor social security, is as follows:
; 1. Generally speaking, coverage of
the self-employed person fe compul
sory under,, the old-age and survivors
Insurance section of the Social Se-
2. The self-employed person must
"have a social security account num
ber to identify the earnings to be
-posted in his insurance account ' If
on have newer had a social security
card, fill out an application for one,
on hand at any post office, and send
: i to. the Norfolk social security off ice.
Tou should have only one social se
curity number In your lifetime. -
8. Self-employed earnings must be
properly reported each year to secure
'creJ.t towards this insurance. They
are reported by the individual on a
peciul section, of Ms individual in
come tax form." 1951 earnings wlH
be reported on the income tax form
due by March 15, 1952. A . self-em-
-y1staj1 haMw jmyfrf wAa4 Mwtftaliff
on the quarterly social security Form
U.41 used for reporting employees'
wages. - Re makes one yearly report
and pays his tax fat full at that time.
The ft is 2 of taxable self-employment
e-rnings. Only the first $3,600
of e isviie.
T .,1 tax A be between $9 and
fSl, anding on. W amount of net
ear" seU-employment, Pay-
'j;6o a t budget for the amount
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have been working on arrangements
ofr the dance for the past two weeks
and have secured Bugs Bunny . and
his orchestra, to furnish the music for
The VFW. Post annually sponsors
holiday dance here and the one
coming up is expected to be one of
the hiKhlights of the holiday season.
Tickets for the dance may be pur
chased front members of the VFW
Post or at the door.
' Training for Civil Defense is" the
major project of North Carolina Fed-
eration of Home Demonstration Clubs
for the year 1952, Hiss Ruth Current,
State Home Demonstration Agent, dis
closed yesterday through E. Z. Jones,
Director of. North Carolina Council of
TCivIl De-se. y';30:!C
Ilo.n. Iemonstration Club member
ship i.i . 's State is 67,000 rural wo
men, v o. king, through 2,00 clubs
-rt'S.i 2,220 . local volunteer leaders.
CI.' 9 r located in each of the 100
co. "Their support of the Civil
T.r rcram.is 8gsifical)lt,,' Jones
i, "the service they can ren
1 in case of enemy disaster,
a pleased thafthey have de-
' ve priority to constructive
r such service in their work
y year." . v. .
-te Home Demonstration
j i mouncement came following
' j of Home A Jent District Su
3 with Miss Current, Sfiss
1 Ltanfcon, Assistant State Home
' rnd Mrs.' Sarah Boyd Weaver,
r-of Women's Affair for
Carolina Council' of Civir De
, at whfch the program was set
a r '
Masons To Instil
Officers - recently elected to , head
the Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
& A. M., for the year 1952, will be
installed at services to be held in
the lodge rooms on Tuesday night,
January 1, it was reported today
The officers to be installed are K.
Ralph White, Master; Jim Bass, senior
warden: ack Kanoy. junior warden;
Dr. . A. B. Bonner,' treasurer, and J.
T. Biggers. secretary.
Appointive officers of the lodge, to
be selected by the incoming master,
will also .be installed at these ser
Daily attendance in Perquimans
County schools is giving some con
cern to officials of the Perquimans
County school system, according to a
report thia,.week by E. C Woodard,
principal at Perquimans High School.
As was reported last Fall, the local
high school lost one teacher' for the
current year, duetto the falling off
of attendance at' the school.- The
enrollment at the school last Sep
tember Indicated, that. this teacher
might be regained providing the at
tendance figures continued to remain
near the enrollment total of around
250- students. .fcv'i
.Attendance at the high school con
tinued high during all of September
but dropped to 240 in November and
on down to around 231 for the month
Pointing out that in order to regain
the lost teacher the daily enrollment
figure for the high school must av
erage 240 for each . month of the
school year. The officials are asking
for the cooperation pf- students and
'Parents in the matter.'I;-..-"W,-i-.;' iy
' It is believed that, everybody inter
ested in the schools wants to see at
least . one additional teacher added
here next year but in order for this
to. come true parents must assist the
teachers in seeing that their children
attend school regularly", and students
are urged to miss' school only when
it is absolutely necessary for them
to be absent.
FOR YOU IS
A YEAR FULL
f.Trs. John Diggers
Mrs. John-T. Biggers has been ap
pointed to serve as chairman of the
Perquimans County March of Dimes
campaign, which will get underway
here about Januarp 14, it was an
nounced today by James Everett New-
by. chairman of the County Polio
County -School Building Program To
Be Comp!et6d llere Early Part Of 1952
Assistant Agent To
Start Duties Jan. 1
Claude Reiter, a graduate of the
State College Extension Service,, will
begin his duties as assistant agent in
Perquimans County on January 1, it
was reported today by I. C. Yagel,
County Agent. : ' v
. (Mr. Rnker. 2fi. cornea tn boa nosition
Mrs. Bisrtrers accepted the chaiiHahere hisrhly , recommended by State
manship of the fund drive and has aWI College Extension officials, and ap
proved by the Board of County Com
missioners an dthe County Agent.
He studied animal husbandry while
at State College. He is married and
expects to : move his family here as
Carolina District supervisors
'..is Nell Kennett, Mrs. Ve
T ford. Miss Annamerle
. . "'her G.. Willis, Mrs.
' ' ler and Miss Lorna
. Ireensboro at A. and
. "!rs. DarKfH-tbwe,
- ii iwsand Mrs." Ruby
u..ka in this State are fn-
-.-;re cf Ce tig responsf
' 1 ivs ia C.e organization for
" r ' hor. :.:-t,' Kiss Cur
' . n ar.sious to give
1 T program our
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School Plans Pageant .
A special service will be held at
Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday
afternoon (December 30th)- at 4:30
P. M. This service will portray the
-Christmas Story in reading, carol sing
ing, ' and . pageant form. Pupils ' of
the Holy Trinity Sunday (School wiH
portray the character roles.- Those
taking part are: Beth Skinner, as
Gabriel; Mabel Martin Whedbee, as
Mary; and Jimmy Dozier, Barbara
Flinchum, Shirley Flinchum, Marilye
FHnchum, Betty Griffin, Xura Leete,
Sally Skinner, and Lydia Wulf. The
part of the Shepherds will be taken
by Jimmy Bonner, Henry Griffin, Ned
Nixon, Jr., aai; Forrest, "Wulf. The
Einjfs will be Allan Bonner, Jr., J.
l!c Leete, and Charles Whedbee. The
Christmas carols and hymns will be
tar-y by Ce church choir. 'Asnieting
In tie direction of the pageant are
.s CanJiy School superintendent! J.
A. Is ' ri the teache- of the Sun-
T 1 '..I-!. C. E. Camp-n; lira.
V C ' ' "Vi. T7. r ' -, Crif-
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ready mapped plans for , conducting
the annual fund raising campaign.
She announced she will call upon a
large number of residents of the
county to assist in the Workof rais
ing the county a, quota for this worthy J soon as possible. :
- I ne onve wui oe conaucceo; von a
plan similar to ones in past years, with
house to house 'solicitation. Solicitors
for Hertford will be named shortly af
ter the first of January, and nf em
bers of the, various home demonstra
tion clubs of the county will be re
quested to solicit in their neighbor
hoods. - ' - " s
The March of Dimes will be con
ducted through the schools of the
county through the office of the su
W. C. Shroud, and Mrs. M. B. Taylor
will direct the solicitation for funds
among the colored residents of the
town and county.
The 1952 quota for the county has
not, as yet, been named, but it is
expected to be slightly higher than
the quota last year, due to increased
epidemics throughout the nation the
last two' years.
'A ceiling price regulation (OFR
100) covering retail sales of new and
used farm equipment and repair parts
has been issued by the Office of Price
The new regulation is not expected
to materially affect the general level
of retail prices prevailing before its
Issuance, District Director Alton G.
Murchison said, since it is based gen
erally on the historical pricing prac
tices prevailing on the industry. .' '
CFR 100, which became effective
December 10, is designed to meet the
peculiar and specific pricing problems
of retail sellers of " farm equipment,
according to OPS. -.
Inr.general, ceiling prices Are estab
lished on the basis of manufacturers'
current published list prices, f. o. b.
factory, plus a handling and service
charge of 5 per cent of the Est price,
and a charge ;fpr Unbound transporta
tion, Murchison explained. . '
"The facilities of the Raleigh of-!
fice and our field service program are
at the disposal of the public for as
sistance and detailed information con
cerning this, or any other OiPS regu
lation, -and we urge the public to con
tact us whenever we can be of ser
vice," Tlurchlaon said.
Ilcrtfcrd Stores To
Gcc2 NeT7 Year's Day
. Hertford stores and business houses
will be Closed all day Thursday, January-1,
it was announced here today.!
The closing on, .New Year's day, fol
lows t!ie custom usuallf observed by
the local stores. ' f: - ..
The -local Poet Office, will" also '.'be'
closed dnrinsf the day, however, Post-
. " us r 1 et ma3
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Data On County
'A report released this week by the
Federal-State Crop Reporting Service
on crop production and other data per
taining to" Perquimans County reveals
some interesting facts concerning
farming. ,'The report given for crops
is based on 1950 production.
There was at that date 104,633 acres
of land in farms in the county. Of
this total crops were harvested from
45,081 acres, 1,190 acres were idle,'
1,979 acres were used for pasture and
56,383 acres were woodland, waste
land or used for homesites. '
, A total of 19,296 acres of land was
used to grow the following crops,
for; which the acreage is shown: cot
ton, 2,45; peanuts, 4,807: wheat, 118;
oats, 749, soybeans,' 16,089; lespedeza
grown for seed, 370. s : !
, Hay from the following crops were
harvested in the county from the acres
indicated with the crop: soybean, 293;
small grains, 9; lespedeza, 104; alfal
fa, 26; others, 46.,, -r '' '
' Vegetables and fruits grown, by the
acreage were listed a follows: Irish
potatoes, .11; : sweet potatoes, 173;
others, 26; peaches, 518.
As to livestock on this land the
number of ' each type was
listed as being hogs and pigs, 2,118;
cows, 1,001; sheep ewes, 562; poultry,
35,087. : ..,-'-
The number ; of combines, pickers
and other threshing machines used
on the land was listed at 238. '
The number of people living on this
land, of all ages, was listed at 4,653.
Nine persons were voluntarily drop
ped from the rolls of the Perquimans
County Welfare Department during
the, past year, due to the State's new,
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Three Perquimans Boys
On All-Conference List
Three Perquimans High School foot
ball players were listed on the Albe
marle Conference All-Opponents Team
for 1961. "They are: ' Tommy Sumner,
end; Clinton Winslow, tackle, and A.
L. Lane, back. . AH three of these
boys am seniors. Honorable mention
was given three other Perquimans
players. They km Haurke Har
rallk Preston Morgan and Howard W0-
Five Projects Costing
Over $400,000 Gives
The largest school building program
ever undertaken in Perquimans Coun
ty, and one costing in excess of $400,-
000, but providing Perquimans with
one. of the best and most modern sys
tems in the State, will be concluded
sometime early next year, it was re.
ported by J. T. Biggers, county super
Started about two years ago, the
building program included five pro
jects, the last two of which are now
m tne process oi oemg compieteu.
Two majdt projects, construction of a
physical education and vocational
building at Perquimans High School,
and a union school for Negroes were
the first of the building contracts let
by the Board of Education. The gym
nasium was completed first; then the
union school for Negroes. The next
County Tax listers
Taxpayers Must List
Perquimans County tax listers will
start next week the task of' listing
county property for 1952 taxes, it
was announced today by J. W. Ward,
Tax Supervisor. , ... .' '
County, tax listers for the various
townships this year are Percy Roger- w
son,' Hertford; Carroll V. Ward, Bel
videre; Raymond Stanton, Parkyille;
Carson Spivey, New Hope, and Julian
Long, Bethel. V -:
The tax lister's job will ran through:
the month of January and all property -?
owners must list their property prior
to January 31, otherwise there is a
penalty of 6ne dollar for the late list
ing. . ' '
'Schedules for tax listers will be
published next week, and property
owners are urged to list early in order
to avoid the usual last minute rush.
' There are few changes in the list
ing regulations and the tax rate for
the property listed next month will be
set by the Board at its meeting in
In addition to taking the property
list, the workers will also take a farm
census. This census was not taken
last year, but was ordered taken this
year by the County Board to provide
State and . local extension services
with pertinent information concern
ing Perquimans County farm produc
tion and livestock. Farmers are urg
ed to prepare lists in advance and to
assist list takers in the taking of the
In Corn Contest
A record-breaking corn yield has -been
produced in North Carolina.
A 15-year-old Haywood County
boy, Billy Best, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Best, of Route lr Clyde, is the
new State Champion. He produced
a certified yield ef 163.19 bushels on
one .'acre; - i
For the third straight year the corn
crown has gone to Haywood County.
Dwight Williams of Waynesville was
the champion grower in bth 1949.
Highest official yield previously re-
project started was the addition ofiported in the gtate was 8ii?htly over
five classrooms, a lunch room and
library and heating plant for the Hert
ford Negro School. The last two pro
jects, now in progress of construction,
are lunchrooms at Central Grammar
and Hertford Grammar Schools.
Funds for these projects were made
available by the State of North Caro
lina, which provided $265,000; the resi
dents of the county voted a bond issue
of $175,000 and surplus county funds
amounting to $40,000 were used in pay
ing costs of construction. The sale
of surplus school buildings, which is
yet to be completed by the Board of
Education has been a means of provid
ing additional funds for the purchase
of equipment for the various schools.
Final inspections by State engineers
have been made on all but the two
lunchrooms, and this inspection is ex
pected to be made about the middle of
January. ;': ':';'''':
Mr. Biggers stated a full and com
ple'e financial report on the total cost
of the building program will be made
available within the next two or three
weeks.' V-1 - - ' '' '''-- t
Santa's Visit Here
Draws Large Crowd
The third annual arrival of Santa
Claus in Hertford was termed a huge
success by the committee of the Wm.
Paul Stallings Post of the American
Legion, which - in ' cooperation with
merchants and. businessmen of the
county sponsored the event last Sat
urday afternoon. A crowd estimated
between 500 and 1,000 children and
parents gathered at the Court House
for Santa's arrival. '
On his arrival here, Old Santa all
dressed up in his holiday togs, had
favors for the children, and he was
assisted in the distribution of these by
members of the Legion and the town's
police and fire departments.
" The committee expressed its appre
ciation to all who took part in the
program,- which included .the Hertford
Lioness Club and members of the PTA,
for assistance In making the event so
RECORDER'S COURT IN
RECESS ON TUESDAY
Perquimans County's Recorder's
Court will be in recess next Tuesday,
which will be New Year's day, It was
announced today by Judge Chas. E,
Johnson, who stated a special term
wiu be conducted in order to clear
the docket before the next regular
term scheduled for Tuesday, January
No date was given for the special
term, expected to be held on day
next week. " . 'r,Vi 'Si; ,-4:'f, Jx. - ij
148 bushels, grown in 1948 by F. L.
Albritton of Lenoir County;
As champion grower for both the
mountain region and the entire state,
Billy Will receive U. S. defense bonds
with a maturity value of $200. He
previously had been named State 4-H
Club corn champion and had been
awarded a free trip to the National
4-H Club Congress in Chicago.
The Coastal Plain champion, Ben
Chambers of Route 3, Hertford, whose
yield was 160.22 bushels on one acre,
and the Piedmont champion, Willis
Cloer of Route 6, Statesville, who pro
duced 64.97 bushels per acre, will each
receive a $100 bond.'
Announcement of the awards was
made here today by Dr. E. R. Collins,
State College extensio . agronomist
and chairman of the Staffe Corn Con
For his record-breaking prod'uetiori,
Billy planted the U. S. 282. hybrid and
fertilized with six loads of manure
broadcast before planting. 400 pounds
of 4-10-6 at planting, and 200 pounds
of ammonium nitrate, as a side-dressing
when the corn was knee-high. He
took soil samples in advanee to get
The Haywood boy has had corn as a
4-H project for two years. In 1950
he produced 115 bushels of Dixie 17
on one acre. W. A. Corpening, Hay
wood farm- agent, says he followed
State College Extension Service rec
ommendations to the let'.er" on his
Tndian Cacrers To
Resume Play Jan. '4
Coach Ellie Fearing'S boys and
girls' basketball teams of Perquimans
High School will resume their regular
schedule of games next Friday night,
January 5, after a vacation during the
The first game for the Indians and
Squaws, following the vacation, will
be against tile boys and girls of
GatesviUe. The game will be played
in Perquimans High's new gym, with
the preliminary game set for 7:80
Rotary Club Meets
Next Wednesday Night
' The Hertford Rotary CTubrill hold
its regular weekly meeting on Wed
nesday night, January 2, instead of,
Tuesday, it was announced today by
Jack. Kanoy, president of the tlub.
The ' meeting was) moved bflek ens,
night due to the New Year's BsHdsy.