North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XIX. Number
Perqiiimans Group Will
Spend Week at Site
Starting Monday
; ,- to you know how Minnie Pearl is?
v Why Cicero could not marry Minnie
Peart T Who is in the Lost Quartet T
well, these questions will be answered
during the week boys and girls are
at -H Club Camp at Manteo. Forget
j about that sunburn and those mosqui
to bites you mixht iret. for a week full
of excitement, fun and learning will
leave memories of the fellowship you
enjoyed at camp during the week of
? July 14 through the 19th. ;,
.-Whfle at . unp they will have
classes in the morning in handicraft,
recreation, swimming and electricity.
- The afternoon will be filled with tours,
w ferry rides, soft ball, swimming and
''-other .recreation. , ' ;!."
, In the evening the program will be
hitrhliehted by the) camp newspaper
wiw aauy gossip oi camp. ."T
, tion wiH follow which wil include,.
games, skits, stunts, talent, lout
games and dances.
. .Three special events have been plan-'
: " ned for our week at camp. During
t 1 intermission at the Lost Colony pages
ant, 4-H clubs of America will be hon
ored. L. R. HarriU, State 4-H Club
Leader, will be present and Perquim
ans County boys and girls will par
ticipate in 4be program. .7 v '
' , Second of those events will be the
' Asrenta Night" during which the
v agents present will demonstrate their
, hidden latent to the boys and tprlm. .,
' The last event is Friday night when
the boys and girl have their banquet,
followed by their own talent show. To
end the week of learning, fhn and fel
lowship will be the Candlelight cere
mony on the beach at the lighted
croSS. '. "
Attending tbe Club Camp at
' tlanteo thie year from Perquimans
: Cok nty wiB be the following boys and
y- f Is: Loralne Eason, Margaret Ann
J -tton,- Ethel Sutton, Jo Davis Taw.
V, -T -Eotr-M. Xyw.Lew,-;:'
;. - -A.- sf K vr r s. . ,
4 -i ,yne, Wlyvu M Latum, ijs Hoi
- HowelVBecky Nixon.renda Joyce
StaJtHngs, Annie Lou Ine, Betty Fei
, ton, Letitia Ann JMdGoogan, Jo Anne
, Matthews, Shirley Byrum, Rachel
Spivey, Lois BynmyAnnette Proctor,
Connie Lee Matthews, Connie Boyce,
Julian Howell; RicWd Matthews', W.
N, Matthews, Clarence ChappelL Jr.,
Bobby Smith,. Daniel. Ray Eure, Billy
Hudson. Joe Ward Proctor. .Joseph
' Proctor, Jr., Billy Keel, Donnie Keel
. and Crafton Matthews, Jr. , ' f
' Carolyn Biggerstaff, assistant home
. agent, end Claude Ruiter; Jr., assist
ant farm agents, wil accompany them
to camp.
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i Local Growers To , ' :
Enter Hogs In Show
Consigning hogs to the '1'952 Na
tional Duroc .Congress Show and Sale
. which will be held at the fairgrounds
in Indianapolis, Ind., on August 1 and
2 will be Clarence Chappell, Jr.; Bel-
videre, with a bred gilt and a Junior
'boar and R. C. Ward of Ryland with
1 va-bred- gBt 'Z'' v
. At this Congress' which is sponsor
ed by the United Duroc Record Asso
ciation an4 t Purdue. University,. the
Duroc . Association will celebrate its
i 70th anniversary., The Congress will
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( leatunt typo vtmiercm!, juug'"s
- 1 contest, -cejeassemottstration and a
;gigantic Duroo sale.- - - '-
' In this ConsrresH and anniversary
r) celebration, r consignors ' will vie; for
: $4,130 in prize money..
i Tiie"Cbren:'-.:8ie:wlbicli' wilr'be
'Theld August 2, will consist of 200 head
fit oi the. nation's top Durocs. Because
" . ;of the -large number there win be ani-
' mals to fit everyone's need at price
;-;.they can'-afforA-'-v.'.' v-'-'j.,'."
County Agehi tiroes
D jstins Of Cotton :
; Terquimanjt " jCounty : farmers are
warned today by L C. Yagel, County
' A: -ut; not to feel a false sense of se-
cunty by rerorts that hot dry weata
' er has svei tva lnll weevil problem
for 1SC2, AlJioli the rsoant hot
weather may liave retarded their de
velopment soae tt-'a is not true'
' in all fields as tCa v?cL!y counts are
showing. For ers- or r" "aa
fij.d in Krv V z '- ' t'
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w: !, had 3 r r t tils we 'i lit
f ?t tlitX dueU c i gat r J't is
i:uotrttei by a, I.AA in UJr.." ri
Tvnw.'p havirj b'x per cent.t
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"Hcrticrd, Perquimans County, North
State;; SpendiEi
$100. Per
Mora than half the States in the
Union 27 to be, ex act Aad total ex-
ixmditurea for all nurnoses in 1951 of
more than $100 for'every one of their
inhabitants, according to a study re
cently made public by the U. S. Bur
eau of the Census, i'V' ';'
Two of these States, Delaware and
Washington, spent the equivalent of
more than $200 per capita last year,
the first time this , level has . been
reached in State expenditure records.
..The . growth of spending, at the
State level is indicated by the fact
that only one year before, in 1950,
there were 17 states with per capita
expenditures of $100 and more; ten
fewer than in 1961. In 1949 there
were only 11 States in this spending
bracket - As an average, total expendi
tures of the 48 State Governments
were the equivalent of more than 5100
per capita in 1951, as compared with
$89 in 1950 and $81 in .1949. Back
in 1940, per capita State expenditures
-verllrZd oniv 4L . .
averaged only 141.
These figures include spending for
all activities in which ihe States are
engaged. These vary widely as be
tween one State and another because
of differences in services provided and
in responsibilities to county and local
subdivisions due to variations in cus-
The national Republican convention
being held in Chicago this week de-
hreloped, as was predicted, into a bat
tle between forces of General Dwight
Eisenhower and Senator Robert Taft
with each , side working to win the
Presidential nomination. The conven
tion opened ion Monday .with General
MacArShur giving the keynote speech.
Tues' f . routine . day during
' h fation Attempted to
v. uu uwi. fty nghw over seat
ing the delegates. v Reports from Chi
cago early Wednesday stated, tbe
nominating of a Presidential candi
date probably will not get under way
before Thursday. . i ". .. . os-
' Eisenhower and Taft were the top
candidates but there was talk of . a
stalemate and a likely switch to a
dark horse. General MacArtfaur was
frequently mentioned in this role fol
lowing his : keynote address. Both
the Taft and Eisenhower groups ap
parently- were trying to pick up suf
ficient votes to win a first ballot nom
Vice President Alben . Berkley on
Sunday announced ha is a "working"
candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for the Presidency. : Barkley pre
viously had stated he would accept
the - nomination f but ; this week he
changed his course and announced he
will actively seek the nomination.
A Washington report on Wednesday
stated an economy move by Congress
lopping off nearly 40 million dollars
from appropriations for operation of
government agencies will mean chop
ping" thousands of employees off the
Federal payroll.
The new United States liner U. S.
United 'States broke the record for
crossing ' the Atlantic, traveling the
distance in three days, 10 hours and
40 minutes. This bettered the record
held by the British, ship Queen Mary
by 10 hours and two minutes. . ,
Grain Storage Topic
For Discussion Tuesday
' Perquimans County , farmers and
others interested in grain storage are
urged to attend a meeting at the
Agricultural Buudinr in Hertford on
Tuesday evening, ,; Jyily, 15, at 7:30
o'clock. ' According to L C Xagel,
County Agent, . S. Coatee from the
Agricultural Engineering -Department
at State College and Mr. Teeter will
be on band to lead the discussion and
answer questions regarding construe
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raon oi, approvcu xann iKuug.v
Surveys have "shown that today;, ,""u ""u"7 j me
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there is not enough farm- storage to
take care of the beans, com and pea
nuts, now being, produced. Modern
harvesting is done so rapidly; so much
grain and beans move to market at
once that a farm ' without storage
Cace to . safeguard -the quality of
-t't and. to ease the flow to market
is -orioa"y handicapped. The far-T-
r It at tl.e m :y cf ,the market.
3 f rai it'-, s ia t!;a answer.
' - -t! i ,coverdrg up, to 80
; t c , (.: it tcf such farm tor-
.j t 1 farmers.
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toms, traditions, and economic ability
to support public services.
It is true, of course, that aggregate
'State Government expenditures, which
added up to some $16 billions last
years, are "dwarfed by those of the
P e d e r a 1 Government, particularly
these days with the great rise in de-i
fense spending. 'Furthermore, both
State and local governments held down
their expenditures during World War
II and deferred imany necessary pro
jects to help the war effort.
Catching up on these deferred pro
jects, along with the rise in the gen
eral price level and unavoidable new
expenditures like veterans' bonuses,
has been a big factor in the rise in
the cost Of government at the State
level in recent years. Nonetheless, the
record tax burden now borne by the
people and by business requires that
State and local expenditures be ;es
carefully watched for waste and ex
travagance as those of the Federal
Total per capita ' expenditures for
all purposes in (North Carolina . for
the three-year period of 1949 through
1951 were as follows:
1949- 470.90.
1950- 86.67.
1951- 4103.58.
An embargo on the use of water for
certain purposes, ordered by the
Board of Commissioners for the Town
of Hertford on Monday df last week,
has been lifted, according to Mayor
V. N. Darden. -Circumstances
leading to the , tem
porary shortage , of the local water
supply .which forced, the order, for $he
Water Embargo Is
Lifted By Tovn Oozrd
curtailment of ussater foif javn tered a plea of guilty,He was fined
and washing ears, were oveicome durafE rf
ing .lastiweek and the- Supply of ya
ter In the town.'i;storge tanw was
replenished to tho 'near normal stag.
Pumping has continued without in
terruption, for more than a week, arid
with the rain early Monday morning
the local water supply is now expect
ed to be sufficient for all purposes.
Schedule Released
For Soft Ball League
Directors of the . local soft ball
which includes teams repre
senting the Winfa.ll Ruritan Club,
Hertford Jayrees and Lions Club and
the : VflW. announced Monday all
games remaining 6n the schedule for
the summer will be played as double
headers on Monday and Thursday
evenings on the playground located on
Grubb Street - 1 -
The schedule for the remainder of
the season was released as follows: ;
July lO--VFW vs. lions, Jaycees
vs. Ruritans; July 14, Lions vs. Ku
ritans, VFW vs. Jaycees; July 17, Ru
ritans vs.' VFW, Jaycees vs. lions;
July 21, Lions vs. VFW, Ruritans vs.
Jaycees;, July 24, Jaycees vs. JVFW,
Ruritans vs. Lions: July 28, Lions vs.
Jaycees, WW vs. Ruritans; July 81,
Jaycees; "vs. Ruritans, VFW vs. Lions.
Augusts 4, VFW vs. Jaycees, lions
vs. Ruritans; August 7, Jaycees vs.
Irions, Ruritans vs. VFW: August 11,
Ruritans vs. Jaycees, lions vs. VFW
August a4,'VflW' vs. Jaycees, Ruri
tans vs Lions; August 18, VFW vs.
Ruritans, lions vs. Jaycees; August
Zl, Jaycees, vs. (Runtans, VFW vs.
Lions; August 25, Ruritans vs. Lions,
Jaycees vs. VFW; August 28, (Ruri
tans vs. T VFW, Jaycees vs. lions;
September 4, Lions vs. VFW, Ruritans
vs Jaycees.,.. .ix.u...--i a-v-v..'
- Games will be played each Monday
and Thursday -starting at 7fl5 and
8:S0 P. M. In the only game played
last week the VFW defeated the'
league leading Ruritans by a 18-10
f score.
i- -r m i il '" y i
league with a 4-1 record, followed by
the VFW with a 3-1 record, the Jay
cees with a 1-2 record and the Lions
have a 0-4 record. -
11 Oalbcard Motor
Racc3,lTere Sunday "
Another series of outboard motor
races -will -be conducted at Hertford
Taach - Sunday, July 13, H was 'an
nounced today by Jake Mathews; spon
sor of the event. , 4 .
Eleven races are planned for the
i :;?Mon, Hr. UatSews p"ii, i-iolud-ir
- .';-s cf AU, CU, CU, AO Ctock
I. ' ani a free for alL lit events
w.l E'ait ttSP.lL ' , ; '--
Carolina, Friday, July 11,
ft Session Tuasfey
Heavy Fines Meted Out
To Violators of Traf
; fic Laws
A varied docket - consisting of 10
cases was disposed of in Perquimans
Recorders Court In session here last
Tuesday morning. A majority of the
defendants found themselves in court
facimr charges of traffic violations..
, R. L. Britt submitted to a charge of
driving an overloaded trick and paid
the costs of court "'.,'. ' .'. '".
; "William Harris, Negro, -was found
guilty of charges of bemg drunk on
tiie highway, parking on a highway
and parking on a highway without
lights on his vehicle. He was sen
tenced to the roads for six .months,.
sentence to be suspended upon pap
ment of a fine of $100 and costs. -
Benjamin Harrell was found guilty
on charges of reckless driving and
driving on the left side of the road.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $75
and costs.
Roosevelt Harvey and Elsie Felton,
Negroes, were found guilty on charges
of mutual assault. They were order
ed to pay the costs of court and not
be seen together fpr a period of ' 12
Jack White. Negro, was ordered to
pay a fine of $125 and costs of court
after pleading guilty to charges of
driving drunk and transporting non
tax paid liquor. '
Henry Bolden, Negro, was found
guilty of forcible trespass and as
sault. He was given a 12 months
road sentence ' to be suspended upon
payment of court. costs and on condi
tion he be of good behavior for two
years. : '
Edward Segar, charged with speed
ing, submitted and paid a fine of $25
and costs of court. Court costs were
taxed against Joseph Meads, who en
tered a plea of guilty to charges of
speeding. Charles Ubl submitted to
a charge of speeding and paid the
costs of court. Milton Knight, charg
ed with speeding 85 miles per hour,
Carson D.. Spivey, Route 3, Hert
ford, was recently appointed to the
Perquimans County FHA Committee
for a period of three years, effective
July 1, replacing John Q. Hurdle, re
tiring committeeman.
The Perquimans County FHA Com
mittee is composed of Colon S. Jack
son, Route 1 Hertford; Claud W. Wil
liams, Route 3, Hertford and Mr. Spi
vey. These men work closely with E.
F. Morgan, County Supervisor for
Perquimans and Chowan Counties.
It is the duty of these committee
men to certify as to the eligibility of
persons applying for all types of as
sistance offered by the Farmers Home
Administration Program. Also pass
ing upon farms being considered for
purchase, enlargement or development
under the Farm Ownership Program
or for improvement under the Farm
Housing Program. , i v
Types of assistance offered by the
Farmers Home Administration are as
follows: Operating loans to help
eligible operators of family-type farms
get ahead through better farming;
farm development loans to owners of
under-developed farms; farm enlarge
ment loans, to owners whose farms
are too small to be an economic unit;
farm ownership loans to eligible ap
plicants to , purchase family - type
farms; larm housing loans to owners
to construct, improve, alter, repair or
replace a nouse or otner building es
sential to the operation of the farm.
Showers Help Crops
Throughout Area
Heavy showers which fell through -
Ml! thia ' lM . sktiwlw V MAnits nrtil
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Tuesday . mornings have added thou
sands of dollars to the possible valua
tion of crops, according to opinion of
many farmers of this county. The
heat wave of June had caused some
damage. to the.' com 'crop, but the
gentle rains this week ls believed to
have helped not only 'corn but other
crops such as peanuts, soybeans and
cotton. , i ,,;.
The Perquimans r 4-H Livestock
Judging Team- participated in the
State Livestock Judging Contest held
at State College July 8. Those mak
ing the trip were Belmont Perry, Ju
lian Howell, Wallace Baker, Clarence
Chapped, Jr., John Hilt and Bobby
Smith.: !.'1' v; ..i . v
The team was seventh out of 22
contesting teams.1 Bobby Smith waft
high man on the county team.
Committee II
County Tax Rate Set
By Commissioners
At Meeting Monday
State Polio Chairman
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I Vyfj
Pictured above is Dr. Clyde A.
Erwin, state superintendent of
public instruction, who has just
been appointed State chairman of
the 1953 March of Dimes.
Board Of Education
Sets Opening Date
For County Schools
September 3rd has been designated
as the. date for the opening of Per
quimans County schools for the fall
term, it was announced today by J. T.
Biggers, County Superintendent.
The opening date was set by the
Tfioard .at its meeting eld last
Monday nignt.
Other business handled by the
Board during the meeting included
final adoption of the school budget for
the. current fiscal year, and a discus
sion" on filling, vacancies in the high
school faculty.
, In connection with the opening of
schools, Mr. Biggers stated school
principals will start work on August
20. bemsr located in their various of
fices for consultation with parents ana
teachers regarding plans and pro
grams for the opening.
The Board also went on record rec
ommendinir the insurance program of
fered the school children at a cost of
only $1 per year. It was pointed out
this insurance program will provide
a slightly broader coverage during the
coming year, than was offered last
year. '.'
Community Praised
By Athletic Officer
Perquimans County came in for a
bit of praise in the official record of
North Carolina High School Athletic
Association for the hospitality tender
ed players and fans, of Madison dur
ing the Class A baseball playoffs held
here last month. . -
L. J. Perry, secretary of the asso
ciation, in his official report wrote:
"The attendance at this Class A
series was better than at either the
Class AA or Class AAA series.
. The good people of Hertford went
all out to make the stay of the boys
on Madison's team a pleasant one.
'Fishing expeditions were arranged for
them; .the theatre . gave them free
pauses and the drug stores gave them
free drinks at the soda fountain. All
of these things were, of course, ap-
Ipreciated by the visitors and they left
the' Hertford community feeling that
; they were the most friendly people
4ihAW had aiia lrtLAimn "
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Jaycee District
Meeting Planned
The Hertford Junior Chamber .'of
Commerce will be host at a district
meeting of the Jaycees of the Seventh
District planned . for Hertford! on
July 80, it was announced today by
George Fields, president of the local
organisation, y.v.- ,;.,y --v t:
Some 130 members of the 17 clubs,
comprising the Seventh district, are
expected to attend the meetiwr to be
held here in the lunch room at Per
quimans High. School. V ;! r; i
Mr. Fields also, announced the local
Jaycees will hold a .napkin 'sale Fri
day of this week as a -fund raising
project for the- oraanizationv Mero-
bera of the club wlU aU at homes be
tween the hours of 7 and 9 'offering
napkins for sale. '
5 Cents Peropy
Valuation Estimated at
Slightly Higher Fig
ure Than Last Year
Meeting here in regular session
last Monday, the Commissioners' for
Perquimans County adopted a budget
for the current fiscal year and set the
county tax rate at $1.80 per hundred
dollar valuation. This is the same tax
rate as was levied during the last
fiscal year.
The budget adopted was identical to
that, proposed by the County Board
last month and published on June 20.
It calls for an overall expenditure' of
$235,268, of which amount $109,268 is
expected to be received from other
sources than ad valorem taxation.
This leaves $126,000 to be raised
through taxation of property.
Biggest change in the budget calls
for 15 cents of the levy, used last year
for purchasing school buses, to be al
located to the debt service fund for
the payment of $30,000 in county
bonds maturing next May. This large
bond payment will be possible without
an increase in the tax levy.
Other changes made in the current
budget are a reduction in the outlay
for general county fund purposes and
increase for the poor fund and an in
crease in the general school fund.
The Board authorized the purchase
of an electric stove and an electric
iron for the county home.
It approved petitions requesting
improvement of the Landing Road in
Bethel Township and a road in New
Hope Township leading to the Tucker
A. T. Lane and J. W. Ward were
named as a committee to investigate
and have repaired part of the flooring
in the Court House, now in need of
The Board also authorized a trans
fer of $2,000 to the capital outlay fund
for the purpose of making final set
tlement of ' the construction of addi
tions - to , the Perquimans Training
School at WinfalL
The 'members of .the Board an
nounced plans for attending a meet
ing of the .Association of County
Commissioners to be held at More
head City August 11 through the 13th.
J. W. Ward, tax supervisor, advis
ed the Board estimates compiled on
the property valuation for 1952 show
total valuation will be in the neigh
borhood of $7,851,000, an' increase of
about $363,000 over 1951.
Senator Hoey Gives
Opinion On Unions
Senator Clyde R. Hoey this week
expressed his appreciation to a num
ber of Hertford citizens who com
mended him on a speech delivered in
the Senate on June 12, in which the
Senator discussed the labor, steel
strike situation.
In a letter to the senders of the
telegram containing the message of
commendation, Senator Hoey wrote:
"It is gratifying to have the approval
of me or your type and .character and
I shall do everything possible to main
tain the heritage of our American
traditions and to preserve the rights
of individuals. I am against forcing
anyone to join a union of any sort to
obtain or hold a job.
"The labor unions have grown so
large and so powerful that I think we
should make them subject to the anti
trust laws ' just as other large cor
porations and monopolies."
Atkinson-Seely Vows
Spoken At Louisville
Mrs. Virginia Boyce Seely of Hert
ford and Charles Sherlock Seely, Com.
mandef, United States Navy, retired,
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ui vnuigv,,. Virginia, announce uia
marriage of . their daughter, Miss
Harriette Priscilla Seely, to Stuart
Emory Atkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Cordon Atkinson, of Crewe,
Virginia, at Louisville, Kentucky,
Thursday, July 3. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. John B. bom.
The bride, attired in pink silk crepe
with matching hat and accessories,
was given in marriage by her father
and Andrew J. Ecoles, III, of Louis
ville was groomsman. -
Mr. Atkinson served overseas dur
ing World War H He received his
KS degree from the University of
Richmond, Richmond, Va., in June,
1950, and will receive his MA decree
in psychology from the University of
Louisville in August. ; Mrs. Atkinson
graduated , from - Marv ; Waahinsrton
College of the University of Virginia
in june,; ; and will recelva her
masters degree In psychology from
th tUniversity of Louisville at the
close of the summer session, i Thar
Icouple plan to live in Louisville.' -

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