Volume XIX. Number 35.
; Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 5, 1952.
5 Cents Per Copy
$1 Increase In
f ermiinos County
Classes . Now Operating
Under Fall Schedule;
Pupils Number 2,146
- . Opening of the 1962-63 school term
tin Perquimans. County got off to a
: smooth start here Wednesday morning
i. iwhen a total of 2J146 pupils were en
rolled in the five' units of the county
system, it was reported by J. T. Big
gers, County Superintendent
The enrollment figures, while about
what had been expected, were slight-
ly higher than last year, Mr. Bigglrs
aid A,gain was noted in all three
white schools, the largest, being in
the first grade- at Perquimans ' Cen
tral School, while there was an In-
crease in the Hertford colored school
., enrollment and a decrease in the en
Tollment of 'the elementary grades at
Perquimans Training School. .,
4 More than. 70 pupils were enrolled
, in the first grade at . Perquimans
Central Grammar School, and Thom
as Masten, principal, reported he ex
. pected several more pupils will be en
rolled in this class by next week.
Enrollment figures for the white
schools of the county were released
' by Mr. Biggers as follows:
Perquimans High School 271
Eighth Grade 98
Hertford Grammar School 262
Central Grammar School 430
For the Negro schools the figures
Hertford Colored School '.. ' v
Perquimans Training School:
Elementary Grades .. 459
High School ..235,
for the entire
county is 2,146.
In opening the schools there were
the usual problems concerning enroll,
ment, classes and school, bus routes
and the school officials were hopeful
to, have all these opening problems
irsned . out by Friday of this week,
wien classes will begin operation on
full schedule. ' . .'.'. '-s.,. "
Opening exercises were held at h
Hertford. Grammar School with th
. ev. ,narier,W.-DUnr as speaker
r, and at Perquimans r High School,
f where the Rev. Charles Wulf was the
w - . . .
Exhibits At State
Fr Is Extended-
An official invitation for North
Carolinians to enter erhibits in, and
attend the 1952" State Fair has been
issued by Governor W. Kerr Scott and
; Commissioner of Agriculture. L. Y.
: Ballentine. The fair, which will have
its 85th renewal here October 14-18,
is a division of the State Department
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i Calling attention to the; larger and
i finer facilities "for yyour service and
' pleasure," Governor Scott termed the
V State Fair "the greatest of all ari-
iroal get-togethers in North Carolina
for a reflection of the yesterdays, the
accomplishments of today, and . the
i trend of the tomorrows in our State.'
Commissioner Ballentine said "there
will be more to see, enjoy and leant1
at this ' year's, inspiring spectacle of
; North Carolina's accomplishments."
t He listed expanded and improved fa
i cilities including the big new live-.
7 stock judging and exhibition arena
which, is expected to be in partial use
this year, the Youth Center where
junior exhibitors will be quartered,
and greatly enlarged and more acces
I ible parking lots. . . x
h "We want the Fair to be a lot of
' - fun for everybody," BallenlSne declar
M'ed. "A place to relax; a milestone of
( progress; a festival of the facts that
.make North Carolina the No. 1 State
in the South; and a meeting place for
the exchange of Information and
1 ideas.",,;-. :::;fJsih
Ilclloweil Funeral ;
Funeral services for George A. Hot
' lowell, Sr., 6j5,' wAo died Friday in. j
Hospital, ware conducted
1 ' Sunday
at 3 P. M.. at Ballard's
Bridge Baptist Church bv the Rem
Vivian , Evans. ' Burial was in the
: 'family cemetery. ' ":;
Mr. Hollowell was a native of Cho
wan County, the son of George1 Hoi-'
lowell and Mrs. Charity Hudson Hol
, . lowell and husband of Mrs. Georgia
Xilli Hollowell, He was a merchant
, at Tyner. ;;,5 r.K'-;
Surviving are his wife; three "sons,
W. A. Hollowell of Elizabeth City, G.
A. Hollowell, Jr,, of Edenton, and C.
rTV Hollowell of Tyner; three daugh
' 1 rs, Miss 'Eizabett Hollowell of Tv-
17. Mrs. 'Ltfoj' Proctor ' of Winfall,
i Urs. Edward J. Chappeli of
' tsville; " eister, " Mrs. Sallie
.-ountree W Norfolk, and six grand-
1 t iUoMT rAMMT4:AMa
Jtenovatiions of the Perquimans
County Library, located in the gram
mar school building, on Grubb Street,
are Hearing completion, it was re
ported Monday by J. T. Biggers, su
perintendent of schools. The work
on the building is expected to be com
pleted in about 10 days.
The building which formerly housed
the school lunchroom as well as the
library, has been covered with a white
asbestos shingle, giving it a more at
tractive look. The kitchen on the
building was dismantled and the din
ing room has been combined with the
reading room of the library, provid
ing a much larger space for the libra
Big ; guns f the 1952 political
campaigns were wheeled out this
week as Governor Stevenson and Gen
eral Eisenhower began in earnest their
race for the office of President.
Stevenson spoke Monday in Detroit,
aiming his remarks mostly at the
I great mass of labor votes in Michi
gan. Eisenhower made three speeches
I Tuesday, at Atlanta, Jacksonville and
Miami. The speeches of the General
were built around a call for honesty
High winds and heavy rains oc
curred in ,$he southeastern section of
the state early this week, the tailend
of the season's first hurricane. The
storm swept inland near Charleston,
S. C., and was well spent by the time
it reached North Carolina. ' Slight
property damage wag reported and
highways south? of Raleigh were
blocked for several hours due to heaVy
in ore man ju iAimMfluia vera
pMUe'aeWdenfanyT bvwe Labor
Iay -week-end, according -to reports
of the National -Safety . Council.
Auto? accidents' accounted for 346
deaths "from 6 P. M. Friday through
6 P. M.j Monday, while 34 died from
drowning and 59 were killed in mis
cellaneous accidents. .
A meeting" of the United. Nations
got off to the usual start this week
when Russian representatives an
nounced they will use the UN curb,
the veto, to block action on admission
of new members unless the Western
powers accept a Red proposal to ad
mit, a number of nations as a pack
age deal voting on the entire group
rather than each nation individually.
Name Ken Chairman
Durwood Reed, Jr., was named
chairman of the Perquimans County
Board of Elections; at a meeting of
the board held Tuesday afternoon. He
succeeds .Herbert N. Nixon, who re
signed the post last month ;
Mr. Reed is a popular young busi
ness man of Hertford, being asso
crated with his father in the Reed XM1
Company. . He is a graduate of Wake
forest College. ' '
Following the reorganization of the
election board, which is now com
posed of Mr. Reed, Jarvis Ward and
(Raymond Winslow, arrangements
were made for the printing of ab
sendee ballots to-be used in the gen
eral election November 4th. and Mr.
Reed stated other arrangements for
the election will be made and an
nounced in the coming weeks.
Youths Assume ;
Richard Futrell and Carroll Berry,
Jr., two popular Hertford youths, as
sumed the management of Marshall's
nere Monday morning. V The youMis
f1111 manage the store until tfie latter
part 01 .mis month, when they will re
turn to the University of North Caro
lina to resume their studies
. They replaced Ellie roaring as
store manager, when Mr. Fearing left
ibis week to start his .teaching duties
at Perquimans High School. - , .
Recorder's , Court J
In Recess Tuesday.
Perquimans County Recorder's!
Court was in recess this week due
to the absence from the city of Judge
Chas. E. Johnson. , "'..:' 1-
All cases listed on the docket were
set for hearing at the court session
on Tuesday, September 9.
Here This Week
Miss Sara Page Jackson of Eliza'
both City, has been in Hertford this
week training the Perquimans band
majorettes. In spite of the fact that
plans now do not include a band di
rector or a band at Perquimans High
School for the coming year, the ma
jorettes felt they wanted to go ahead
with this training for their own en
joyment, and perhaps arouse some in
terest toward a band in the future.
Miss Jackson has been chitf ma
jorette at Wake Forest College for
the past four years and attended
twirling camp at Syracuse, Indiana
the past two summers and had been
conducting twirling classes in North
and Sodth Carolina throughout the
summer. While in Hertford, she stay
ed with Miss Janice Yagel.
Much credit for Hertford's band
during the past year can be given
the Hertford Junior Chamber of Com
merce, through whose untiring ef
forts it was made possible to buy new
uniforms for the band members. It
is hoped by the younger set and a
large number of adults, interest in a
local band will be revived to the point
a band will be possible.
The girls taking the training this
week included Janice Yagel, chief
majorette, Ann Myers, Kay White
iStanton, Marjorie Brinn, Jo Pat
iStokes, Annett Proctor, Kittie Sue
Johnson, Peggy Harrell, Janice Sum
ner, Sally Overton, Mary Dow Chap
pell and Marietta Perry from Eden
tOn. ":''. -. .' . ..... .
Sixty persons were present at the
Hotel Hertford Sunday for the re
union of the Perquimans High School
Class of 1927, when a turkey dinner
was served. A corsage was presented
to each lady upon arrival. '
' The. Re. Charles W. Duling, pas
tor of the Hertford Baptist Church,
1 pronounced the invocation -and Mayor
V. N. Dardeb made a brief address of
welcome in which he especially wel
comed back those from a distance.
W. C. (Bill) Perry, of Virginia
Beach, was toastmaster. The class
poet, Mrs. Roscoe White (Saramaie
Winslow), of Norfolk, Va., read the
poem she had written 15 years ago.
Mrs.Cbarlie Elliott (Lade Copeland)
played the accompaniment to
"Smiles, sung by the group.
Edward Weeks, of Elizabeth Caty,
class president, called the roll of 40,
to which 28 responded, each intro
ducing husband or wife and giving
place of residence and the number of
children in the family. The. class
members reported they were grand
It was an enthusiastic group, many
of them meeting for the first time in
25 years, and it was remarked that all
of the class is living and well.
Plans were made for another re
union five years hence. Edward
Weeks was named chairman of the
following committee: R. S. Monds,
James Evart Newby, Mrs. Hazel Kea
ton Mathews and Mrs. Roxanna Chap
pell Jackson, with Bill Perry ex-of-ficia
member. This group will decide
the time and place in the year 1957
for the reunion.
There were many expressions of ap
preciation of the work done by Bill
Perry in arranging for ithe first class
reunion and he was given a big hand.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Percy Rogerson, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
White, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Jordan,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Spivey, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Mathews, ' Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Dail, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stallings,
Miss Hulda Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lie Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell
Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brinn,
Mr. and. Mrf-.D,. M. Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. George Jackson. Mr. and Mrs.
James Evart Newby, Mr. and Mrs. R.
S.- Monds, all of Pertruimans Countv:
Mr. and Mm W, C. Perry of Virginia
Beach, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Weeks of Elizabeth City; Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford C. Simpson of Farm-
ville; ;Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jackson of
Norfolk, Va.t .Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Winslow of Elizabeth .City; Mr. and
airs. Im j. Mann of Hollywood, Fla.;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Smith, of
muzaoetn city; Mr. and Mrs. Moulton
Ingram, of Princeton f Mr. and Mrs.
ffimmie Jernigan of Bayaide. Va.: Mr.
and Mrs. Roscoe White of Norfolk.
Va, ; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nachman of
wicnmonaj Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Gregory of Elizabeth Citvs the
ReV. Charles W. Puling, Mrs. Charfes
w. iraiing, y. N. Darden and Mrs,
W. E. White. '
, BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
f Mr. and Mrs. Richard Payne of
Charlotte announce the- birth of a
daughter, Nancy Louise, born Sunday,
August' 31, in Raleigh,
Jaycees To Sponsor
Campaign In County
Hertford Junior Chamber of Com
merce, joining with hundreds of other
organizations throughout America
this year, will conduct a campaign
throughout Perquimans County urg
ing residents to vpte in the general
election on November 4.
Plan8 for the "get out the vote"
drive are now being formulated by
the. Jaycees, according to J. Emory
.White, member of the committee in
charge. These plans will be announc
ed shortly, Mr. White stated.
Great interest in getting out the
vote for the general election of 1952
has been manifested due to publicity
given the fact that in 1948 only
slightly more than 51 per cent of the
eligible voters cast a ballot in the
Public-spirited organizations, such
as the Junior Chamber of Commerce,
believe that all eligible voters should
participate in all elections, and the
campaign being planned by the Hert
ford Jaycees will be conducted with
the hope of creating interest in, the
election among the residents of the
Little interest is shown, usually, in
Perquimans County in general elec
tions. More voters participate in the
primary elections than do in the gen
eral election. In 1948 slightly more
than 1,200 votes were cast in the pre
sidential election as compared to the
total of about 2,300 voters registered
on the election books. This percent
age was about the same as the na
tional participation according to re
More than 1,700 voters participated
in the primary election here last May,
and the Jaycees will be working to
ward, getting out most of that num
ber in the election on November 4.
, Weevils fn corn, cause heavy loss
es on North Carolina farms each year.
L C. Yagel, County Agent says this
damage can, in many cases, be elimi
nated, and certainly m ail cases can
be greatly reduced.
Generally, corn becomes infested
first in the field. The adult insects
flv to the field about the time the
corn begins to silk, coming from in.
f ested farm stored grain. These adults
lay their eggs on exposed kernels and
by the time the corn is harvested, it is
usually heavily infested. Therefore,
there are several things a farmer can
do which will help in preventing his
grain from becoming infested.
First of all the grower should clean
up his old infested grain' in the sum
mer. 'Any grain which has not been
used should be fumigated to kill the
weevils. This will prevent insects
moving to grain in the field. Before
any newly harvested grain is placed
in storage it is very important to see
that the bins are clean and free from
bid grain or feed that may harbor in
sects. The bins should be thoroughly
swept out and breaks repaired. The
walls, ceilings and floors should then
be sprayed thoroughly with 5 per cent
DDT, about 1 gallon should be used
for each 500 square feet. These steps
if properly carried out will go a long
way toward preventing . some of our
Corn, when stored in tight bins can
be fumigated to kill weevils, but un
less the bin is tight, fumigation will
not be satisfactory. iMixtures 01 3
parts ethylene dichloride and 1 part
carbon disulfide make a good corn
fumigant. Ready mixed fumigating
materials are available on the market.
Soybean Variety Test
Being Made In County
A soybean variety test is how in
progress oh the farm of J. A Suttor
in New Hope township. "Twelve va
rieties are in this test which is be
ing conducted in cooperation with the
N. C. Experiment Service. On Septem
ber 11 at 9:00 A. M., a field meeting
will be held at the demonstration-plot.
Representatives of the plant' patholo
gy department and from the agrono
my department wil be there to ex
plain experimental ' work being done
with soybeans and answer questions
regarding some new. varieties which
are growing in our test plot. .The
public is invited to be present, es
pecialy farmers who grow soybeans.
Mr. Sutton's, farm in located about!
nine miles from Hertford on the!
Durant's Neck Road. ' t I
MASONS TO MEET
The ,Pnuimn Lodare. No. 106.
A. F. & A. M., will meet Tuesday
night at eight o'clock in the lodge
room at the Court Hons. All Masons
and visiting Masons ar urged to at
County Agent Gives
Warning On Veevils
County Commissioners' Endorse Winslow
For Post On State Highway Commission
Whammy Held Thurs.
State Highway officials conducted
two demonstrations in this - area on
Thursday, testing the efficiency of the
"whammy," a new electronic device
being used for checking speed of mo
tor vehicles on the highways.
A similar instrument was placed in
use in the City of Raleigh several
weeks ago, and is proving to be suc
cessful in that city.
County officials, the press and ra
dio representatives were among those
witnessing the demonstrations con
ducted 'yesterday. One demonstra
tion was held on Highway 32, be
tween Edenton and Sunbury and the
other was held on highway 170 in
The demonstrations were conduct
ed by Lt. T. B. Brown of the State
Rules Reported By
Jjocai sportsmen interested in the 1
hunting and trapping rules for the
approaching seasons were advised to
day by Hugh Robertson, County
Game Protector, that the following
seasons and bag limits have been an
nounced by the State Wildlife Re
Bear: Open season October 15 to
January 1. Limits, two daily, pos
session 2; season, none. Deer: Only
male deer with visible antlers may be
taken, October 15 to January 1. Lim
it one daily, possession 1, season 2.
Raccoon and opossum, October 15
to February 14. Limit, no restric
tions. Rabbit, November 17 to Janu
ary 31. Limit, daily 5, possession 10,
season 75. Squirrel, October 15 to
January 15. Limit daily 8, possession
16, season 100. Quail, November 27
to January 31. Limit, daily 8, pos
session 16, season 100. Wild turkey,
November 27 to January 31. Limit,
daily 1, possession 2, season 3. Dove,
October 1-15 and December 27 to
January 10. Limit, daily 8, start
shooting at 12 noon until sundown,
Open season for trapping mink,
muskrat, opossum, otter and raccoon
is November 15 to January 31, excep
tion January 1 and January 31 in
Currituck County and Hatteras, and
other parts of Dare County.
Mr. Robertson 'Urges all hunters to
observe the rules and regulations of
the Wildlife Resources Commission
and be a sportsman as well as a
hunter. Hunting licenses are needed
and may be obtained at the same lo
cations at which fishing licenses have
been sold in the county.
Grid Game Sept 12
Perquimans High School will open
its 1952 football season on Friday
night, September 12, in a game with
the Jamesville High School, it was
announced here today by Coach Ellie
. Arrangements for the game were
completed Wednesday afternoon, Mr.
The Indians have been holding
practice drills for the past two weeks
and Fearing reports prospects for a
good team appear -brighter as the
players advance in their training. .
Size of the Perquimans squad is
yet unknown, but a large number of
andidates reported for practice for
the first time with the opening of
school this year and Coach Fearing
says all of them are striving hard to
win a berth on the team.
County Ranked 11th
In 1951 Peanut Crop
Perquimans County ranked 11th
among the 100 counties of the state.
in the number of acres of peanuts har
vested in 1961, according to a report
released this week by the crop report
ing service of the Department, of
Agriculture. It ranked sixth in the
yield per acre as to pounds.
In 1991, according to the report
Pemiiimflha farmers hArvmttMl a fntml
of 5,050 acres of peanuts and the yield
per acre by pounds totaled 1,354.
Total Production was 6,8316,000 pounds
of peanuts, - :
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mes&ner of
West Chester, Pa., announce the birth
ofa daughter, on August 28. Mrs.
Messner is the former Miss Myra
Chappeli of Tyner. , s
Indians To Play
Three Road Projects
Approved By Board
At Meeting Tuesday
Perquimans County's Board of Com
missioners, meeting here in regular
session last Tuesday, passed a resolu
tion, unanimously endorsing J. Em
mett Winslow for appointment as a
member of the State Highway Com
mission, and authorized a copy of
the resolution be sent to Governor
Elect William B. Umstead.
The action taken by the county
commissioners, endorsing Mr. Winslow
for the position as highway commis
sioner for the First District follows
the endorsement by friends of Mr.
Winslow not only in Perquimans
County but in other sections of the
In connection with these endorse
ments Mr. Winslow has announced
he will accept the post if it is ten
dered to him.
Other matters handled by the Coun
ty Board, at the meeting this week,
included the approval of three peti
tions presented for the State High
way Commission to improve the Har
rell lane and T. H. Jones lane in
New Hope township and the oJe El
liott lane in Parkville township.
W. T. Willoughby tendered his res
ignation as ianitor at the Court House
and the Board appointed Latham God
win to succeed Mr. Willoughby to the
Authorization was granted to J. C.
Morgan, superintendent of the county .
home, to Construct a number of ce
ment walks at the home. Materials
for the construction to be furnished
by the county.
The Board voted to tender a con
tract to the W. M. Russ Company of
Raleigh for the annual audit of the
county books at a contract price of
During the afternoon session of the
meeting, the Commissioners confer
red with County Attorney S. M.
Whedbee, regarding the status of de
linquent tax liens owned by the coun
ty, and discussed ways and means of
pushing collection of these accounts.
The school committee for the Per
quimans High School and the Board
of Education have adopted a resolu
tion concerning attendance at the
school during the coming term, it was
reported today by J. T. Biggers,
Under the resolution all students of
the school and members of the fac
ulty will be required to remain on the
school grounds from the opening of
the school each morning until it is
dismissed in the afternoon. The prin
cipal is empowered to grant certain
exceptions to .the rule but if these ex
ceptions are found to be in violation
of the resolution the privilege will be
Students driving cars to the school
will not be permitted to use the car
or drive it from the school grounds
during the school hours
Win Softball Lead
The Softball team representing the
Winfall Ruritan Club, jumped back
into first place in the local goftball
league by defeating the VIEW team in
a game played last Thursday night.
The Jaycees retained third place in
the league standing by winning from
the Hertford Lions Club.
There was some talk among the
officials of the league not to play
the remaining games of the regular
schedule but to decide the champion,
ship of the league by a play-off, which
if scheduled will find the Ruritans
playing the Jaycees and the WW
playing the Lions in a two-out-of-
three series with the two winners
meeting for the finals.
Tax ' Settlement
Set For October 6
Settlement on collection of 1952
Perquimans County taxes will be
made on Monday, October 6, be
tween the Board of County Com-'
missioners and Sheriff M. G. Owens,
it wag announced here last Monday.
In connection with the announce
ment Sheriff Owens called upon all
property owners, who as yet have not
made full payment of 1952 taxes, to
come forth and make full payment im
mediately. . . " ..'
Adopted By High