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Herttcrd. Perquimans County, North CarolinyiYiday, Mayl6. 195a
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Ngt)dation3 for a new work con
tract between Major-JLoomis ' Com
pany and unionised employees of the
tin. were being continued tbia week.
aiouga little process had been re
orted: vp -to Wednesday. The ne
aHiatfons for a new contract have
een underway for several weeks.
(Rumors that employe of the Com
pany were on strike, which were circu
iting here" late last week, were' un
founded as no strike call had been
waned up to Wednesday. : ' -
'. According to reports on the negotia
tions the original demands requested
vy the union to &e incorporated into
ie new contract were rejected by of
sial of the company, :who in turn
offered a compromised contract which
as been turned dawn by the union,
allowing a meeting held last week.
It was learned that there Is a dl-
ision among the union members on
the question of a strike that a num
ber of the employees were favorable
to accepting proposals made by tie
Under the present work contract in
regards to wages paid employees, only
two employees now receive the mM
mum wage of 75 cents per hour, while
- all others receive 77 cents per hour
or more.' The proposal made by. the
company calls for a three cents an
hour wage increase for all employees
and two more paid holidays than now
received. . : 1
. The negotiations over the contract
are expected to be continued and re
lationship between the company and
the onion has been good during the
time the -onion was organized four
years ago. ' ,
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: An LWteadforTJorernor-tally
- with A. C. (Lon) Edwards of Hooker-
ton, past president of the North Caro
line, Farm Bureau, as speaker will be
hold in the Perquimans County Court
House. Saturday night at 8 o'clock, it
was Nnnounced today, by Robert L.
Hollowell and J. W.Ward, local mana
gers for Mr. Umstead. : u ; ,
Mr. Edwards, who is a dirt farmer,
Is widely known throughout the state,
and has a wide knowledge of farm
problems. He will talk on these mat
ters at his speech here Saturday.
Edwards was president of the
North Carolina Farm Bureau 1949
1960. He has served six terms in the
State House of Representatives, and
is now unopposed for a seventh term.
He is an outstanding farmer himself
and has been very active in fam leg
islation and ' farm organizations for
. The public is invited to the meeting
to hear Mr. Edwards.
T.Iotcr Beat Races
Planned Fcr 'May
" The first series of outboard motor
boat races, planned for the coming
k summer season, will be held at Hert-
ford Beach on Sunday, Hay 25, it was
announced today by Jake Mathews,
owner of the beach.
Present indications point to some
, SO to 85 boats being entered in the
I races, which will be-conducted, by the
Carolina Outboard Motor ' Associa
tion. . dir. Mathews' stated work is now
' i""irway preparing the beach for
1-races and other outing' which will
be held there this summer. He stat
ed that individuals planning picnics
I) t-i other gatherings are Invited to
i t-e beach grounds free of charge.
AJ lltional parking space is also be
t .vnmsie available at the site this
. r, 1 r. Kat' "?s said.
H. A. Kobertson, County Game
ctor, reported today , 709,000
'1 rock f lah were placed in the
' -ana Jjver during tf-.s r it few
, x.nl r the sperv" ' .n t i au-
7 c the rivr ,wI"Ji
ii a part of the wilJ ITe pro
rep'oiiJng rivers and
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Central ETA' llcfitfcs
Scheduled For .Monday
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans County Central Gram
mar School will bold its regular meet
ing on Monday night, May 10, at 8
o'clock, The Old Neck-White Hat
community will have 'charge of the
program with Mrs,; Claud Williams
as chairman. . Mrs. Joseph Window
will conduct the devotional and sev-
era! numbers of special music wjll be
rendered. A summary of the years
work will be given - at this meet
ing, i ' , 1 H
"Preceding the program in the audi'
torium the annual picnic supper will
be served on the school lawn at 6
O'clock. :;',( ' -V
After supper open house will be ob
served and at this time everyone is
invited to visit each class room.
, .A Russian proposal for a Big Four
meeting to discuss peace plans for
Germany has been rejected by the U.
S., Britain and France. The western
allies answered the Russian proposal
by stating there can be 00 discussion
of a final peace treaty until Russia
has shown it really means business in
agreement on the unification of Ger
many. The Supreme Court this week heard
arguments by government attorneys
and attorneys for the steel companies
in the seizure of steel plants by the
President. - A report Wednesday stat
ed the Court will take the case wider
study before making a decision on the
hearing. Meanwhile . union leaders
hint of a possible new strike in the
American General, Francis
released by Communist
prisoners of war at a camp in Korea.
after another- commander had assem
bled some ,20 tanks and .threatened tie
prisoners unless the general was re
leased. A .report from Korea stated
the prisoners demanded certain privir
leges as terms for releasing General
Washington reported this week that
Congress will investigate programs
now being presented over TV and
radio with the idea of banning pro
grams deemed undesirable . !A com
mittee of the Congress will also in
vest gate filth in books, magazines
and comic books.
A number of stockholders of the
Norfolk-Southern Railway propose to
oust present officers of the company
and name a new Board of Directors,
following disclosures of expenses of
the company, revealed through an in
vestigation by the ICC. . .
To Close Saturday
(Registration books, for the primary
election on May .81, will close Satur
day, May 17, it was announced today
by W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the
Board of Elections, who advised coun
ty residents who are not registered to
do so before the books are closed. ;
The registrars for the various pre
cinctg will be located at the polling
places ail day Saturday for the pur
pose of registering voters. -The regis
trars will also be at the polling places
on Saturday, May 24,-but-this day will
be challenge day, and no registrations
wbh be made 09 that date. , ,
Assistant Home Agent
Secured For County ;'
. Miss Carolyn BiggerstaJff, c-f Shel
by, a student, at WCUNC at Greens
boro, will fill the Vacancy as assistant
county home agent m. Perquimans, ac
cording to an announcement made here
this week. v"f, V-A' i-t r, -'
Miss Biggerstaif will fill the posi
tion as assistant in Perquimans and
Chowan counties;, left vacant by the
promotion of Bliss KImsey Perry to
the job as County Home Agent. She
will assume her, duties here about the
middle of Jflne. : , ' 1,;
VFV7; r::-:Lcrs Hold
llembers of t Garland H. Ownley
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10 i 1 I ti v 'r ' , t' oir wives
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Defendant In Assault
Case v Receives 1 Two-
Year Road Sentence
(Willie Drain, Negro (Marine, station
ed at Ed en ton, was found gufity on
charges of forcible trespass and as
sault on a female in Perquimane Re
corder's Court here this week. He
was given a two-year road sentence,
suspended upon payment. of a line of
?250 and costs of court and the con
dition he not be seen In Perquimans
County for two years.
Drain was arrested on (Wednesday
evening of last week by Sheriff M. G.
Owens, after Drain had attempted to
enter the shop of Mrs. T. T. Harrell,
on Market Street and after he had
threatened her with bodily harm. In
Court on Tuesday he was charged with
breaking and entering, forcible tres
pass, resisting arrest and Assaulting
Mrs. Harrell with iiftent to commit
rape. The charges of resisting ar
rest and breaking and entering were
non-suited and the last charge a ver
dict of assault was returned. The
defendant was ordered held in jail
until he could comply with the judg
ment of the court. '
. Other cases heard during (he court
i session Tuesday included those of Sal'
vatore Belmont and John Kuiper, each
of whom paid a fine of $10 and costs
on charges .of speeding. ; Helen Har.
rington, James King and (Earl Gabriel
each entered , a plea of guilty to
charges of speeding and paid Khe costs
ox court. ..
Delmar Deans, charged with driv
ing an overloaded truck, entered a
plea of gulity and paid a fine of $20
and costs of court.
Robert Brown, Negro, paid the cost
of court after pleading guilty to a
charge of driving" on the left side of
a imghway. .v;:v .
Arthur Harrejl, Negro, was found
guilty of a charge of allowing his 13-
year-old son to drive' a tractor on a
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mg. ' He was ordered to pay a fine
of 15 and costs of court.
Hertford Lions To
On Friday flight !
The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its annual kdies' night party at the
community house in Winf all Friday
night of this week, beginning at 7:30
o'clock, it was announced by , J. T.
Biggers, chairman of the program
An interesting program has been
arranged for the event, with John
Frisby, of Elizabeth City, scheduled
to do a number of magic tricks. - Le-
roy Haskett, of Edenton, Zone Chair
man for this district, will award at
tendance pins to the club members.
Visiting Lions and their wives from
Edenton and Elizabeth City have been
invited to attend the party as guests.
Cannon Cleaners -Changes
Announcement was made here this
week of the sale of Cannon Cleaners
by its former owners, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Klmbrell, to Mrs. Thomas Har
rell. - Mrs. Harrell, who has been associat
ed with the business for the past sev
eral years, assumed
ment of the concern the first of this
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Commissioners Vote To
Taxes June 13th
Members of the Hertford Town
Board, meeting here in regular ses
sion last Monday night, considered a
number of matters brought to their
attention, including a request for im
provement of Pennsylvania Avenue
and Charles Street The request was
presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
Webb, Mrs. Emmett Landing, Mrs.
Beacbiman Stallings and Clinton Eley.
The petitioners were advised im
provement of these streets will be
made as soon as possible under the
schedule of the street department.
Mrs. Silas M. Whedbee and Miss
Mae (Wood Winslow, representing the
Perquimans Library, reported to the
Board on a meeting held regarding
improvements to the present library
building, and advised the Board of
plans for providing greater library
service to county residents, through
the securement of additional books.
On motion ordered the Board au
thorized the Mayor to collect a lax
of $50 from a carnival, operating this
week near the town limits. This tax
is collectable under schedule B li
censes, which permits towns to col
lect such taxes if carnivals operate
within four miles of the town.
The Board also voted to advertise
all delinquent 1951 property taxes for
sale on June 13 and to sell the tax
liens at the Court House door in Hert
ford on Monday, July 14.
Mayor Darden reported to the
Board on the progress of the new
municipal building now being erected
on Grubb Street, and reviewed the
costs of the building to its present
The brick walls of the building have
been completed, and a large part of
the plumbing has been installed, the
cement floor of the building is expect
ed to foe poured this week, with wea
ther permitting. Costs of the project
to-date was given as slightly more
(Work on the roof of the building,
and the interior is expected to be un
der way within the next week or two.
To Hold Convention
A Democratic party county conven
tion will be held for Perquimans Coun
ty Saturday afternoon, beginning at
three o'clock, H was announced , today
by C. P. Morris, chairman of the
Democratic Executive Committee.
Th convention will take place in
the court room at the Court House and
all Democrats in good standing are
eligible to attend.
The purpose of the convention will
be to select delegates to the State
Convention, to be held at Raleigh on
May 22, and to elect a county execu
A precinct meeting was held in
Hertford, last Saturday, at which time
C. P. Morris, J. W. Ward, Mrs. B. G.
Koonce. C. R. Holmes, W. H. Pitt
and Chas. E. Johnson were named as
precinct committee members for
No reports of other 'precinct meet
inga, held in the county, were made
to the county chairman up to press
time this week.
The piano class of Mrs. R. M. Rid-,
dick will present its annual redtal on
Tuesday night, May 20, at the Hert
ford Grammar School auditorium. Tne
public is invited to attend.
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J. & Amy iuo released by tiae,
BasEbd fl& From
Faster Crop Loans
Planned Under PMA
Under the new regulations and pro
cedures for handling crop loans in
1962 farmers will be able to get quick
er service and loans according to the
program outlined at a district PMA
meeting held in Hertford Monday.
J. L. Kelton, field representative,
and F. C. Hall of the State PMA of
fice, outlined the new price support
programs on the 1962 crops of corn,
soybeans, oats, cotton and peanuts.
Under the new loan program coun
ty PMA offices will handle the drafts
and notes for . loans instead of the
state office which has handled them in
the past In this way a farmer can
complete his loan within a few days
compared to a week or 10 days when
it had to be processed through the
Fatstock Show Tues.
Two Perquimans County youths
carried off top honors at a Fatstock
Show held Tuesday of this week at
Elizabeth City when Clarence Chap-
pell, Jr., won awards for both grand
champion and reserve champion steers,
grand champion for a pen of three
hogs and grand champion hog while
Ben Skinner won top awards for re
serve champion pen of three hogs.
These awards were made in the 4-H
Club Class. Thirteen calves and eight
hogs were shown at the event by 4-H
Clubbers of Perquimans.
Xhappell received trophies for his
grand champion and reserve cham
In the fitting and showmanship con
test held Wednesday morning Clarence
Chappell won third place honors, and
in the county group contest for steers
Perquimans County won second place.
County youths showing calves wtfTe
Janie Winslow, Sally Ruth Hurdie,
Margaret Sutton, Ethel Sutton, Louise
Chappell, Kay Howell, Julian Howell,
Thomas Chappell, Aubry Smith- and
Clarence Chappell, Jr. Showing hogs
were Clarence Chappell, Jr., Ben Skin
ner, Louise Chappell and Clarence
Exhibitors and their parents were
guests on Wednesday at a barbecue
dinner sponsored by the Fatstock
The Perquimans County 4-H Judg
ing Team, composed of Bobby Smith,
Clarence Chappell, John Hill and
Julian Howell, won first place in the
judging contest conducted on Tues
day. Lane Assigned As
Sgt. Raymond K. Lane, Jr., has been
assigned to duty as a Marine Recruit
er at the Marine Corps recruiting sta
tion in Charlotte, according to an
announcement received here this
week. He will assist MISgt Ray
mond Jurgenson, who is hi charge of
Sgt. Lane is a native of Hertford,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Lane,
He has been in the Marine Corps four
years and served in Korea for 15
months with the First Marine Divis
ion. He was assigned to Charlotte
By Local Draft Board
Vernon Williamston, a Negro regis'
trant, is listed this week as a de
linquent by the Perquimans Draft
Board, and anyone knowing the ' ad
dress of this registrant is requested
to report it to the local draft office.
Mrs. Charles Campen, clerk of the
diaft board, also announced the board
has released a call for five registrants
to report for pre-induction examina
tions during the month of June but
no calls have been received for indue,
tion of selectees.
Rotarians To Fete
Local Baseball Team
The Hertford Rotarv Cliiih will An.
tertain members of the Perquimans
Hijfh School baseball team, at a din
ner next Tuesday night at the Hotel
Hertford. ' The Rmhn-rinna nUuiiiMl the
party for the baseballers at their
meeting nem Tuesday night, and will
honor the Indians for the splendid
showing the team has made during
the current baseball season. .
The Rotarians also voted to hold
their annual Ladies' Night party on
Tuesday. June 24. and Charles Hen
incoming president, was named as
enairman ox a committee on arrange
menta to plan the event.
Win Top Honors At
Win first District
Locals Play Red Oak
In Regional Game
Here Friday Night
Perquimans High School's baseball
team won the District One Champion
ship last Friday afternoon by win
ning the second straight game from
West Edgecombe and will play Red
Oak on Thursday and Friday of this
week for the right to compete for the
Class A Championship.
The Indians defeated West Edge
combe here on Thursday night of last
week by a score of 5-4, in a game
which saw Vernon White, ace pitcher
for the Indians, strike out 19 batters,
and allowing six hits and walking only
one batter. Perquimans tallied two
runs in the third and fourth and
cinched the game with a lone run in
the fifth. West Edgecombe got four
runs in the eighth.
On Friday afternoon the two teams
played at West Edgecombe and Billy
Bention, pitching for the Indians, gave
up five hits and led the Indians' of
fensive .with two singles and three
The Indians collected four runs
off nine hits, scoring runs in the
fourth and fifth and two runs in the
seventh. West Edgecombe collect
ed two runs in the second inning.
IAs winners of District One the
Indians will play Red Oak, of Nash
County, winners of District III for
the regional championship. The first
game of this three game series will
be played Thursday night at (Red Oak,
and the second game will be played in
Hertford on Friday night The game
here will start at eight o'clock.
Coach Elbe Fearing stated the local
boys are in good shape for the series
this week and are anxious to play
Red Oak for the regional champion
ship, The winner of this series will
play either Troy or Chadbourn for the
state title, these two teams are play-'
ing for regional victories, also, this
Clrcnge In Vetera
The Veterans Administration has
recently made a change in its regu
lations in regard to trainees under the
GI Bill of Rights which will afford
additional training to many eligible
Prior to this change, a veteran in
training could not secure approval
for a change in course unless an appli
cation for such a change was filed by
him while still actively pursuing his
course or while he was in a temporary
interrupted status . He could not se
cure approval for additional education
or training in normal progression af
ter he had satisfactorily completed his
Now the veteran's application for
such additional training progressive
education or training, if received by
the Veterans Administration within
30 days after the completion of the
course, may be considered, provided
that following completion of his
course, the veteran does actually com
mence pursuit of the additional edu
cation or training on the first date
as of which enrollment of students in
the course is permitted or within 30
days whichever is later.
All veterans who may qualify for
the additional training are urged to
contact the District Office of the
North Carolina Veterans Commission
located at 206 Kramer Building, Eliz
abeth City, North Carolina, or Mr.
C C. Banks, Perquimans County Ser
vice Officer, Hertford, North Caro
lina for assistance in making applications.-
Winner Of Contest
Miss Earlene Chappell was chosen
as Perquimans County representative
for the Elizabeth City Potato Festi-,
val, at a contest held Monday night at
the State Theatre. IShe was one of
21 contestants entered in the contest.
Miss Frances Sutton was awarded sec
ond place and Miss Anne Pimfatr.
As winner of the Perquimans crown
Misa Channell will - wmrtafa Aw m
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title of Potato Festival Queen at a
contest to be held at Elizabeth City
on juay zj, as will the other winners '
from counties in the Albemarle. i
Miss Chappell was awarded a gold
trophy, as the county winner by Miss
Nonie Lou Lane, 1951 queen. '
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES' ;
Commencement exercises will be
conducted , at the Perquimans Cerw
tral Grammar School on Thursday ' v
night, May 22, at eight o'clock, ft
was announced today by Thomas Mas
ton, principal The public la invite! ;
to attend, , -