SGt11sm3iit For 1S2I1 Tax Co!!ections
Concluded At Oosrd Meeting On Monday
listed here are the unofficial election returns for Perquimans "County, as
reported by precinct workers, prior
to t official tabulation to be arade by the Board of Elections.
fs:e:::"::3 cted DVFiiECi;;sTS
- la cvaiw x National Junior
Char er of Commence Week, Janu
ary 14-21, 1353, the Hertford Jayeees
' are mailing plans to honor a young
man of Ferauimana County with a
"JruiJi Service Ward - as man
! tv3 rw." ElvSon Winstoiw is aerv-
c" -wu of the Jayeee com
c t this project, .-,
'i. ; Jayce&s c-Jre "all civic, or-
in &e county to elect a
it te for this honor, and the ee
i should b baaed upon, the fol-
Achievement, leadership and
. to his community; personal
.ter and ability. Only young
i between the agog of 21 and 36
a eligible fcr s consideration of the
ward. . ; ''fk?
A committee of local citizens, over
' age of 86, has been selected by
e "Jayeee committee to Judge the
altScaaona and choose the imfivid
J to be honored wfSh be award. This
vomfni'Stee will wake its selection
ear!y in December, and organizations
oeaudng to oner a candidate tor the
project are requested to file the name
and quaMficaltflonawifli Mr. Winslow
at an early date. -
Anyone in the eommSunity will be
allowed 10 make nomination for the
award and nomination blanks, Uke-
' wse, may he- secured by contacting
Mr. Window- ti. the, Hertford Post
Office. i" ' ')'$;';
The Burpoee-of the presentation
of the Dingmahed Service Ward,
Mr. Window said, is to give credit
Where credit la due to every man
far wwmunity service. It will be
' an honor of communBty appreciation
or noble work, worthy of interest
f v; I k I -
A T rd cte of be' tffl E5 and
., ral fJetraoOiFW'Tue.'; Early
, (Wo6esda7 morning report - from
over the .nation revealed that General
: fysenhower, apparently the winner
. in tb presidential election by a land
' sfidV was leading Governor Steven
' son-by almost five ntilHon votes.
'ISaenhower had slightly mora than
t6 mflfion votes while Stevenson had
' . almost MH milKon.- From the' EJee
i toral calculations Eisenhower - was
leading Stevenson 442 votes to 89.
Wednesday predictions pointed toward
-Uisenhower carrying practically every
northern -state, - and- breaking -; into
the "Sou by winning' Texas, Florida,
."Virginia and the border states of
Maryland, OUahomaand Missouri.
Governor Stevenson, in a congratu
latory message to -the General, con
' ceded (he election about 1:80 A. M.,
Wednesday. !Ke .expressed.; to
- Esenhower may, lead the nation to
world peace and in a talk to his cam
paign workers he asked -for unity of
H pewpte working, together for the
'' good of America..
CredJt for the jnvass turnout of
voters for the "general election has
been given the many organizations
' who . worked hard to promote Interest
in the election. Locally the .Hertford
Junior Chamber of Commerce carried
on a campaign an4 literature was dis
' ' tributed by the local Boy Scouts. Wo-
- men were given credit, also, for. the
bugs ' vote totals rolled up: through
out the nation. X!any voting pre
cincts reported a larr Percent .of
... women voted on Tuesday than in any
previors enaction. , - ,
x 1'-s t - " "i cf meet anSmeSs wars
t' 1 ii t'orth CrVJaa for
e J -. . .ution djrrjf the
i C X er ly 2.5 rt er.t
1 i i" j s ti mot.h Ijut y."", it
it ! t-" vty fee r.aU.l-
1 C. ' ", - T Trice.
i " i f 1 L i of meat ani-
3 "vrr? .M.lOOO
" $ J . ' -il' 3 r.rvios
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William B. Umstead-
H. F. Seawell, Jr
FXXR UT. GOVERINOa
Luther Hodms --j-
W. H. PrltcliorA.
FOR SHJOEUrAiRIf OF STATE
STATE A UIMTOR
J. A. MauWKy, Sr..
,. Brandon P. Hodges.
B. C Kgers-
:. (Harry McMullan..
SUPEailNTENDENT OF EDUCATION
OOMMISSICXNER OF AGRJiCULTUTRE
j. r. ttaJlwtine
COMMESSrONER OF INISUIBA1NOE -
WaMo Cw Cheek ..
John T. Day-
coMwrasiowjR of labor
W. E. Rutledge-
FOR CHIEF J USTICE
William A. Devin.
C. C. Fraiier, (Sr.
FOR JOSTTCE SUPREME COURT
, - R. Hunt Parker
A. L. Butler.
Jeff Johnson, Sr..
Herbert C. Bonner- .
FOR STATE SENATE
A. P. Godwin 1 . n 709
' William Cope and. . 72
Walter Cohoon 726
Ki. n. nonnni-
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS
JuMan C. FL ...
FOR RECOr- i, .
, Chas. E. J on
FOR THEi. i
. a f. r. :
FOR O0I- OiMEHS ,
A. T. La
. VilKatn J. ChappalL
; E. R. J' owefl ;
FOR' BOAlvrOF EDUCATION
M. umg J-.X.
61 78 '
: ' 1412
Some Stuff in'
Voting was so heavy alt the Hert
ford precinct here last Tuesday thajt
one of the ballot boxes burst as an
official was tamping down the ballots
with a stick to make room for more
votes in the box.
R. C. Murray, chairman of the
Board of Elections was present at the
time, and immediately secured the box
by taping it with gum'med paper, re
taining all ballots in the box, which
had been cast up to the time of the
box burst. "
Balloting at the Hertford precinct
was believed to be the heaviest in
years, sunpassing any other election,
at least, back to 1928.
P.M. A. Committee
fc'liris Cpty Voters Tern Out In
fcrge For 6:::rd ffcetian
i p a L. lilt
Results Surpass Records
, for Years; Demo
cratic Majority I
"More than 1900 Perquimans County
voters went to. the polls on last Tues
day to participate in the general
lection, electing' national, . state and
local officials. . One thousand and
eighty-nine votes were tallied in thT
presidential race between Governor
Arflai Stevenson and General Eisen
hower, with Stevenson carrying Per
quSmans by - about 65 per cent of
the vote, total of whidh was 1,245
while Eisenhower received 644.
It was evident by .mwnorning on
Tuesday that an unusually large vote
waa to be registered in ths county
for a general election. , The turn-out
surpassed ths voting in the primary
last May, and it is oelieved to be xht
largest vote in 20 years.
A depressing fact was noted at one
pnecinet, and reported from others,
and that was the number of votes
which wen Void because the voter
failed to correctly mark his ticket.
ifmhito .this had no bearing upon the
outcome it shows the need for training
in proper methods of voting.
Results from Perquimans 1 County
became known shortly after 7 o'clock
Tiiesday nisht as to the outeoase in
the presidential race.- Poll offioiala
counted these ballots first and then
finished up counting -the state and
weal octets. - -
Ths voting record for the six pre
nc.i of -te' eounty wot -Hertford
.-..-a 12. Eol riders 1S2 and Nieanor
B. Umstaad was aa over-
: mcrj favorite for. governor re-
eedvin? a t&Ul of 1,376 votes to his
Fpul!kan opponent, H. F. Seawall,
113. - TLs enre, stats Demo-
"c tlv! Jt r"-'7i a commanding
- ty ia I
C -ly cl-t- a t' .' .1 wens Julian
3. rowcll, Ee.Jtcr of Deeds, whose
i t ; 1 was C R. Hohnes,
",7 1,4-'; C E. Johnson,
; Jufjs, 1,4.3; V. F. Eeed,
, -tr, 1,4:D, ani County
, A. T. Ir-.., 1,4:3:
ewsaamw ' '. ' '
Th annual kaUoWeen Carnival of
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School, which was held at the school
Friday night, October 31, wag an out
standing success both from a financial
as well as an entertainment stand
More than 1900 was realized from
the various activities of the carnival.
Highlights ofo the evening were the
bazaar, snack .bar, fish ponds, county
store, cake sale, fortunetelKng, booth
and auction sale. .
The popularity contest created a
great deal of interest. 'Winners were
as follows: .
Princess Celtic Long: runner-up,
Mary Beth Hurdle.
iPrinteTDonald Mathews; runner
up, Billy Wihslow.
Queen Barbara White; runner-up,
Lois Turner. ' .
King Grover Hollowell: runner-up.
Tint . costume parade produced a
great deal of merriment Raiford
Oopaland was decLarod the winner.
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Hertford PTA To
Meet Next Thursday
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School will ob-
sws open house, at its meeting on
Thursday n'JLt, November 13, in (jhe
school auc-iorium baginning at sight
o'clock and all fMhers of dhlldren
attending ths school are urged to at
tend. , v-..;" 7,fi-:
After ths short business session the
members and visitors will be invited
to vkt ths classrooms of the school
to sea the displays of the children.
To Cczlzct Cancer
airlz Friday Nov. 7 r
Meet At VVinfs!!
Perquimans County Education
groups will be hosts at a meeting of
the West Albemarle Schoolmaster's
Club when a dinner median? will he
held at the Central Grammar School
lunchroom next Monday evening at
6:30 o'clock, it was announced today
by J. T. Blggers, superintendent of
local schools. . -
Some 75 superintendents, principals
and teachers from 10 counties and
the systems of Edenton and Elisabeth
City are expected to attend the meet
A. Filston Godwin,' State Senator-
Elect for the First District, will be
ths speaker for the evening.
4-H Achievement Day
Program November 13
The annual 4-H Achievement Day
broaram will be held Thursday, wo
vembtor 18. at P. M., in the audi
torium of Perquimans High School, it
waa announced today by Claude Kuu-
r, Jr, Assistant County Agent, who
stated county , and district project
winners wQl be pwsentad and swards
riven out. 4- activities wm ne re
ported and new officers for ths coun
ty council will be installed.
A recreation program will follow
the ceremonies and ths puDtoc is
vdted to attend. .
On 1951 Activity
Perquimans County voters approved
the adoption of three constitution
Bjnendmants, voted on in the general
election last Tuesday. , The result.
unofficially, were No. 1, 729 for, 278
against; No. 2, 649 for, 194 against;
No. 8, 661 for, and 139 against.
The first amendment, , affopteu
statewide. - will permit Ctalta . and
eounty tax units to levy an; amount
up to 20 cents par hondred aouar
valuatioti on property.
' The second and third amendments
deal with the filling of vacancies in
states offices under a uniform method.
- VFW V.ZZTISQ tondat
' The Garland H. Ownley Post of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars will
1 check-up at one of ,mc.t -I-Tonday, nijrht at ,8 o'clock at
J those aaanpg arelC e VF,7 hall. All members are urg-
3 t"--ir own iCa. : lei to be present, . V
Tr mor..ly Northeastern Cancer
SctecCon CUrac will- be held (Fri-J-y,
Nove'riiaf 7, at the EeaM'Oen
1 r in E" J ' -h City, It was reported
t '-y by L.s.'W. W. FInlator, clerk,
.. i r-itre'on from 12:45 P. M.,
i'.l i ,'hst forty are urged to
r3 n r
A report covering programs aJ-
ministered by the Perquimans Coun
ty P. M. A. Committee has been re
leased by Helens W. Nixon, secretary
of the committee. The program will
affect each farmer directly and con
sumers indirectly by furnishing a
framework for sound agricultural
During the year 1962 a total of 131,-
319.78 was rendered in assistance
through material and services re
ceived. These were rendered in lieu
of cash payments with the Govern
ment paying part of the costs of the
materials or services and the farmer
paying part Largest items listed un
der thus report were for AAA hme,
Bagged lime, fertilizers and Ladino
A total of 81,764.21 was the amount
of assistance, rendered for materials
purchaser commercially with the
Lfarmer receiving a cash payment for
carrying out the soil building prac-
The report alsq, contained ; these
highlights of the programs:
"The intent of the 1961 Agricul
tural Conservation Program was to
obtain e greatest possible conser
vation with available funds, and to
assist farmers in increasing conser
vation activities on their farms.
Through the program $6,913.06 was
brought into (Perquimans County
through checks to 510 farmers, to
gether with the credit for conserva
tion services and materials, which
was received by business concerns
rtn the amount of 831,319.78.
The allocation of (funds to rer-
quimana County for 1951 for carrying
out soil building practices was $33,-
410.00. Of that amount $33,083.99
was actually used with. 499 farms
participating in the program.
The benefits of the Price Support
Program is available to farmers of
Perquimans County. The program
covered the 1951 crop of corn, cotton,
peanuts, soybeans, oats' and wheat.
The Price Support Program helped
to stabilise the grain market.
"When supplies of one of the so-
called 'Basic' crops become so large
that they threaten to disrupt the mar
ket.: marketing quotas may be pro
claimed by the Secretary of Agri
culture. , The' effect of quotas is to
limit the sale of the commodity dur
in the marketing- year and to divide
the available market proportionately
amonv the growers of the crop.
"Marketing quotas . were in enect
on peanuts for 1951. There were 617
neanuts allotments in 1951 wita a
total allotment of ? 5042.7 acres.
4,572 acres of peanuts were harvested
is 1951 on 534 farms.-.
'"As rVKwSmana County farmers
produce four of the -basic crops, the
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
selected this eounty in which to pro-
mots Multiple Crop Insurance. Tne
PMA in Perquimans County performs
the administrative work of Multiple
Crop Insurance with included estab
ushins? average yields and premium
rates for individual farms; semng
Insurance; obtaining from insured
farmers acreate reports that snow
the acreage seeded to the insured
crop; v collecting premiums; and re
"Under the 1951 crop insurance
program 150 contracts were in force
in Perquimans County. .
BIRTH , ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr- and Mrs. Asa E. Stalling of
Belvidere announce the birth of a son,
John lEdward, born October 29, at
Albemarle Hospital Mother and son
are reported 'doing; nicely. .
- EASTERN STAR TO MEET
' The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of th Eastern Star will meet &ext
Monday sight at eight o'clock in the
lodza rooms in ths Court House. AU
members are urged to attend, '
Banks Is Retained As
Clerk Of County
A settlement for the collection of
1951 taxes, due Perquimans County,
was made here last Monday between
the Board of County Commissioners
and Sheriff M. G. Owens. The settle
ment revealed that of a total tax levy
of $144,804.36, County Accountant
(W. F. C. Edwards collected $25,748.19
and Sheriff Owens collected $114,
950.78, leaving a balance of $4,107.39
which the sheriff reported as insol
vent, and the same being accepted by
The tax books for 1952 taxes were
ordered turned over to Sheriff Owens
upon his presenting the clerk of the
Board with an affidavit pertaining to
the insolvents, and this was done on
Mrs. Jean Chappell White was ap
pointed as delinquent tax collector for
the 1951 books. Her commission was
set at five per cent, the same com
mission aa paid the sheriff.
Other matters handled by the
Board during the meeting on Mon
day included the appointment of
Chairman A. T. Lane as a commit
tee to purchase chairs for the agricul
tural building auditorium. The bench
es in the auditorium were sold to
Mrs. Melvin Saunders for the sum of
Acting on the matter of the resig
nation of C. C. Banks as clerk of the
Recorder's Court, the Board wag ad
vised Mr. Banks had agreed to retain
the position at a salary of $150 per
Unonth. The Board was also advised
by the chairman, A. T. Lane, no ap
plications had been received for the
Some discussion was then held on
consolidating the office with that of
the Superior Clerk, as it was two
years ago, at a salary of $150 per
month, but at the conclusion of this
discussion the Board authorized a
salary increase to $150 for Mr. Banks,
with the office remaining under him.
Authorization was granted for the
purchase of a filing cabinet for-Use
in the Negro- Agriculture Agent's of
fice. " ;-'::. "
Miss Mae Wood Wiwfuv and Mrs.,
Silas M. Whedbee, representing the'
Library Board, appeared before the
Commissioners and expressed their
thanks and appreciation for the reno
vation of the library building and in
vited the board members to visit the
building and see the improvements
which nave been made.
Approval was voted by the Board
on a petition for the State Highway
Commission to improve a road near
Woodville, known as the Episcopal
Day Program Held
At Winy Yed.
Mrs. P. P. Gregory, Past President
of N. C. Home Demonstration Clubs,
was guest speaker for the Fall
Achievement Day Program held at
Winfall Grammar School on Wednes
day, November 5. She showed slides
taken on her trip to i"urope, since
the war, and made a very interest-
Mrs. John Hurdle, County couneu
President, presided over the meeting
which opened with the group sing
ing, "United Nations Hymn." The
County Chorus, dressed in new eapes,
rendered special music mavidero
Club gave the County Report of
Achievements, in the form of a sni.
Mrs. M. T. Griffin of Hopetwell Club
presented the speaker. Perfect at
tendance and Reading 'Certlfteaws
were given to those eligible to receive
them. The meeting adjourned with
Following the meeting, BalWhaek,
Bethel, Beech Springs, Burgess, Snow
HflWWhite Hat, Helen Gaithw, and
Hopewell Clubs were hostess to a
tea in the school lunchroom.
Game Here Friday
The Perquimans Indians will play
host to the football team of Baybore
a Fridav nioht. with the game sched
uled to start on Memorial Field at
8 o'clock. - ' 1' ' -' '
Coach Elli FearWe Indiana have
won six games and lost two thus far
this season, rolling up a total of 164
points against their opponenw V8.
The Indians' only - losses were to
AhoskSe. strong Contender .for .the
State title and to Plymouth.
Fans are - r promised aa excellent
game tonight as reports state th
Bayboro team will come here with a
good record, xand also hoping to
avenge its toss to Perquimans last
liSpringr in the. state baseball playoffs.