North Carolina Newspapers

-me XX. Number 1.,.
y Ycr Cccordad
. .By F. A. McGoogan ,
J' Seventeen Initial and fifty-itwo Bas
i . Conservation plans were prepared
with Perquimans County farmers dur
ing the year ending December 81, 1952.
This makes a total of 630 conservation
plans prepared einoe the Soil Conser
vation office was opened here in (Feb
ruary 1944. The idea of soil conserva
.tion has .come to mean proper land
" ' use, protecting the land from all forms
--"""' ,t9f-.k9oil depletion,, conserving moisture
, ' i or crbpvuse,, proper drainage, building
up soil fertility, and increasing yields
- and farm incomes all at the same
k time.
The Soil Conservation Service has
-developed ft system called land capa
bility classification. This simply means
that different itypes of tend are clas
sified to show the principal problems
and then the results of research and
; farmers experience are 'assembled to
show the best methods of treatment
- for different crops. !As a first step
in preparing a Basic 'Conservation plan
a map is prepared for each farm to
show -the different types of soils and
the owner is given information on the
best methods of treatment, Iiie son
Scientist working with the Albemarle
Soil Conservation (District prepared
.land capability maps for 61 Perquim
ans County farms during 1952.
- During 1952, Perquimans County
farmers cooperating with the iAlbe-
, marie Soil Conservation District seed
ed 1,000 acres of , cover crop, improv
ed 360 acres of pasture, seeded 187
. acres V of " Sew 1 permanent ' pasture,
-planted 5 acres of wildlife borders,
.and improved the drainage on 1,900
acres of farm land. , K;-
Two group drainage projects were
completed during 1952." This makes
a total of 18 group drainage projects
' that have completed in Perquimans
v County leince 1944. On jobs of this
?.. J - ' X. . . -1 1 i i
tuna large rnmount oi lecnnitai worn
I . v required no maxe vne surveys, pre
t - pare the plans and supervise construe-
' , tion. : 'l v"-"-;'- : : '
I . . Seven-hundred samples were taken
covering approximately 8,000 acres of
4 ci-8-JwL gwtwtu, bwwiitotingfiasz.
I - '.These samples were sent to. the Soil
i 1 Testinjr. Division, N.C. Department of
: Agriculture, Baleigh, N. C. The sam
' ' j plea were anaylzed and recommenda
tions made as to the lime and fertiliz
er resuirements for specific crops. ;
Increased Over '51
Daily attendance in Perquimans
; County white schools is somewhat bet
ter this year .than last, according to
, a report released this -week by E. C
Woodardn' principal at Perquimans
High School. .
Enrollment at the school is up id
. students over 1951, despite the fact
that 24 undergraduates failed to re
turn to school for the .present term.
Of these 24 students 16 quit school
, entirely i and eight moved to other
' school . districts."' ' 'w,. X '
Records on tardiness and absentee
ism i also better this year, Mr. Wood
ard stated. ' There were 195 students
tardy for classes during the first
' three months of school in 1951 and
t only. 144 for the same period this
' year..' K:'C '
A slight decrease in the number of
absentees during this year, is also
' noted as compared to 1961. In 1951 a
. total of 1,210 absentees were record
y ed during the first four months of
the school term while this year the
. total amounts to 1,093.
In reporting on activities of mem-
- bers . of the 1951 .graduating class,
- the' ' principal reported of 4he S3 tu-
dents 15 enrolled in colleges for ad-
- vaneed studies, 11 of the girls have
been married and three of the boys are
now in the armed forces. x yn
Activity in the school' lunchroom
revealed that an average of 187 meals
are being served each day during the
month. During September the aver
age daily .meals were 198, October
188, and November 174, During Sep
tember the lunchroom lost $357.34 in
its operation, and lost $177.53, m op
; eration during October. : During the
monli of November . the project show
ed a profit of $217.88, leaving a net
lc fjr the first three, months of
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I -. !hn Capers To ",'
::::5Pby. Jrn.6 , 1
h Cni Fearing's boya and
'fHtal) teams, of.,, Perqnim
. Hool will : resume nt
r -1 .le of games ext ii
v liifetttJanuary 7, after a vaca-
Hng the Christmas holidays.,
o first game for the Indiana and
.-r, which will be an A'beirrle
nee contest, will be
i and girls of Camden, Kch
game will be fLjed at j From Raleigh
. ' 9 next home rme for Mr. and Urs. Bob Lnyden'of Ra
v;,l b f i here-h sr"t ,C.r!mas with, their, par
iicx on ;uuy 1J. ents 'n Perquimans County. ,
...Hertford, Perquimans County, North
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Mrs. John Diggers Masons To Install County Tax Listers
Polio Fund Drive
Mrs. John T. Biggera has again ac
cepted the chairmanship of the Per
quimans County March of Dimes cam
paign, which will get underway here
about the middle of January, it was
announced today by James E. Newby,
chairman of the county Polio Commit
tee. ' Mrs. Biggers, wfto directed a very
successfd : drive for the March of
Dimes last year, is now formulating
plans for this year's drive and these
w,ill be announced shortly, along with
the names of volunteer- workers who
will conduct a house to house can
vass for contributions to this worthy
cause. f. .Vv:-
ThJjarch,ofi?Di,wes will be con
ducted' 4hrotjghKiBJe Schools 5 of the
county under;, BctSrii ;rom jthe of
fice of Superinteft4en.t;!oi Schijols. ' ..
iWhile, plans o iei funot raising
campaign are in the preliminary stage,
it is' expected the . drive;-will sjfpllow
the set pattern used here in the past.
Each solicitor will be riven a district
to canvass during the period of the
drive, which is scheduled to, close the,
last day of January. .- .
,-Thev-1953 quota for ... Perquimans
County, as yet, has not,been, an
nounced but -tiie county committee be
lieves the local goal may be slightly
higher than last year due to increas
ed' expenditures of Polio funds, due
to epidemics of tfce part two years.
Stlte Corn Crop
Smallest Since '45
" Corn production in North Carolina
totaled 66476,000 bushels this, year,
it iws estimated today by the State-
Pederal Crop Reporting Service; This
as the smallest crop recorded since
194& V; V;-otdr!4; i
. The short crop, which compares with
67.611,000 bushels produced in 1951
and 59,560,000 bushels produced on the
10-year (1941-50) average, was at
tributed chiefly to extensive dry and
hot weather last .summer . wWch was
particularly damagu in nedmont
andllettntain Counties. , ; .
NTe np Eerortfc i; Serice (esti-
1 jflie ayerjf yiid re ,at
25.5 bushels compared with 91 bushels
in 1951. There were 2,203,000 har
vested acres of com this year as com
pared with '2,181,000 acres harvested
in 1951
When the bells ring out at the stroke
of midnight, may they ring in one of the
best years of your life . . . with good
health and abiding happiness for you
and your family . . . with success for your
highest ambitions and fullfillment of
your most cherished desires.
New Officers At
Officers recently elected to head the
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F. &
A. M., for the year, 1953, will be in
stalled at services to be held in the
lodge rooms on Tuesday night, Janu
ary 6, it was announced here today.
The officers to be installed are Jim
Bass, Master; Jack Kanoy, Senior
Warden; Charles F. Murray, Junior
Warden; R. Ralph White, Treasurer,
and Cecil C. Winslow, Secretary.
'Appointive officers, named by Mr.
Bass, will be installed at tile same
services; These are Elijah White,
Senior Deacon; Cecil Edward Wins
low, Junta Deacon; R. C. Baker,
Senior Steward; J. H. Decker, Junior
Steward; C. T. Eley, Chaplain, and
J. S. Vick Tyler.
Members of the lodge are urged to
attend the installation services and
visiiting Masons are welcome.
Terminated W ednesday
. (Perquimans County schools resumed
regular classroom schedules last wed'
i v-itx -J? Ji u J
J.f T, iWgsferfc Superintendent of
.Schools. -Attendance at classes was
jfobd. MjBkgerssaid, despite the
schedule heing resumed prior to New
Year's. ? .
By resuming' classes December 31,
the authorities point out the annual
school schedule will .be completed next
summer several days .earlier thae
would have been tfie case if the holi
days had been extended beyond New
Year's.- 'f ;. v ..yi ';::' ':
District Supervisor
Emmett Long was elected Boil Con
servation District Supervisor in the
election which was held the week of
December X.through 6. vMr. JLpng will
succeed .Milton Dadt jr. whose term
expires this year, ' other two su
pervisors in Perquimans County are
Clarence C' Chappell and Frank B.
Skinner.. . v . . . . ;,'' i ';- .4
The PerqnhiCounlty Supervis
ors will meet soon to select a chair
nan and also to plan the work they
will 1q during W53, . The supervis
ors ihave 'been studying the over-all
drainage situation in the county and
are considering how some of the main
drainage ways through the swamps
can be improved. ; They hope to as-
sen-jf. f- rx:"anon this subject and
to d;. -op plan for the county.
Meeting On Tuesday
Carolina, Friday, January
Start Job This Week;
Tax listers for Perquimans County
will s.tart this week the task of list
ing county property for 1953 taxation,
it was announced today by Julian C.
Powell, County Tax Supervisor.
County tax listers for the various
townships are Julian Long, Bethel;
Percy Rogerson, Hertford; Ray El
liott, Parksville; Mrs. T. C. Perry, Bel
videre, and Carson D. Spivey, New
The tax listers will carry out the
duties of their office under instruc
tions issued them by the Board of
County Commissioners in a special
meeting held here on December 15.
The tax lister's job will run through'
the month of January and all property
owners must list their property prior
to January 31, otherwise there is a
penalty of one 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 mmute rush.
There are few changes in the list-
ng regulations and the tax rate for
set y the Board at :ts meeting, m
In addition to taking the property
list, the workers will also take a farm
census. 'Farmers are urged to pre
pare lists in advance and to assist list
takers in the taking of the census.
The. annual reunion of the family
of the late, Mr. and Mrs. T, F. Wins
low of; Hertford, wag held Sunday at
the Hotel Hertford, with, the follow
ing present: -' : -i ':' i .-".
Miss Mae Wood Winslow and Mrs.
W. H .Hudson, of .Hertford, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Wilcox and Miss Katherine
Wilcox. Dr and Mrs. John C. Craw
ford and. Mr. and Mrs. T. .H. Wilcox,
Jr., all of Norfolk, Vs.; Mr. and Mrs.
F. E. Winslow, Francis Winslow, Mr.
and Mrs. Julian Bobbitt and their
daughter, Mary Wood, all of Rocky
Mount; , Mr., and Mrs. .Robert Wiley
of Charlotte, and Mr. and Mrs. J.. K.
Wilson, Jr., and Tudor and Johnnie
Wilson of Elizabeth City. "
In Norfolk "
: , Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hunter spent
Christine-in -Norfolk with Mr. and
Mrs. David Sawyer..
Taxpayers Must List
Of Year Given By
Taken as a whole, it can safely be
said the year 1952 was one of the
best Perquimans County farmers have
experienced in some tfme. Even though
the dry weather at one time caused
some to fear crop failure, most crops
produced above average yields. Corn
was probably affected most by the
dry weather. Yields of cotton, peanuts
and soybeans this year were well
above average. The average yield of
peanuts for the county will probably
run around twenty bags per acre. The
quality of peanuts has not been as
goo 1 as some other years but the high
yield has somewhat made up for
quality. 'Pr'ces have averaged around
10c per pound. Cotton sold well as
did com and soybeans. The weather
for harvest this fall was ideal and no
crops have suffered any amount of
weather damage. Therefore-, so far as
crops are concerned, this has been a
good year for the farmers. Cattle and
hogs present a different picture. The
steady decline in prices has caused
many .farmers to dispose of hogs be
fore they were finished and caused
others to allow hogs to get too heavy
wa'ting for the market to rise, Short
age of pasture caused many farmers
to market cattle on a declining mar
ket. This drop in the value of beef
cattle has also caused those who
have cattle to change their plans about
expanding operations. A few Per
quimans County farmers have taken
this condition as an opportunity to buy
purebred and high grade breeding
stock. J. A. Bray purchased four
purebred shorthorn cows, R. T. Brinn,
three purebred Angus cows and a
purebred Angus bull, also four pure
bred Hereford cows and a purebred
Hereford bull. A. H. Edwards pur
chased a purebred Shorthorn heifer
and bull, also ten- good grade Here
ford cows. Robert Harrell also has
recently purchased five good grade
Angus cows. All of the twenty-six
cows are bred to drop calves this
The purebred swine breeders of .the
Albemarle met recently and formed a
Swine Breeders"Association. This in
cluds breeders ot ail breeds in the
count'es of Washington, Tyrrell, Cho
wan, Perquimans, Gates, Pasquotank,
Camden and Currituck.
The officers of the Association are:
President, C. C. Chappell, Sr., of Per
quimans; Vice President, L. L. Daven
port of Washington; Secretary-Treasurer,
R. C. Ward of Chowan. This
association was formed to aid in the
marketing of purebred swine in the
Busy Session Of
It turned out to be a pretty expen
sive suit of clothes which was exhibit
ed' in Recorder's Court Tuesday morn
ing, exhibited on the person of James
Lee Collins, Negro, charged with lar
ceny of the suit.
Clinton Riddick, Negro, familiarly
known as "Slim", had, according to
(he testimony, recognized the suit as
his own when he saw Collins wearing
it during the holidays, and had gone
to the police. OUins, who has a court
record, was arrested and placed in
jail. The defendant pleaded not guil
ty. He testified that he bought the
suit "in Jersey" about three years ago
and had been wearing it ever since.
"iSlim" appears to be about six feet
tall. On Collins, Who is short, the
suit was a poor fit. Judge Charles
E. Johnson had the prosecuting wit
ness try on the coat. It fitted pretty
welt and, too, he had been able to
point out the spots which had been
darned by cleaners. He bought it, he
stated, from Blanchard's last. Easter.
Guilty, was the verdict, and the
judgment was 60 days, Suspended upon
payment of a 50 fine and costs, and
the return of the suit. After the
trial a hitherto overlooked cleaner's
tab in the' lining of the suit was dis
covered, bearing the name Slim."
, Wadie Winslow, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty, of assault upon a fe
male. The prosecuting witness, Eliza
beth Winskyw, also a Negro, but no
relation to the defendant except by
marriage, testified that Winslow slap
ped her on Christmas eve night and
knocked her down and broke her ear
drum. She couldn't hear in that ear,
and she testified that the doctor had
told her the blow had burst the ear
drum. The defendant drew a 30-day
sentence, suspended upon , payment of
a $25.00 fine and the court costs, plus
Dr. Ward's bill for services to. the
prosecuting witness.
Pleas of guilty in the following
cases were entered:
Paul Giulietis, 'Negro, speeding at
70 miles, who was fined ten dollars
and taxed with the cost.
Frank Jayner Wood ard, over-axle
limit, who was taxed with the cost.
Arnutta Austin, Negro, drunk on
the streets of Hertford, who wai fined
two dollars and taxed with the cost.
2, 1953 L
County Agent
5 Cents Per Copy
Famous Basketball
Team To Play Here
Next Tuesday Night
One of the nation's most famous
girl basketball teams, Olson's Red
heads, will play in Hertford next
Tuesday night, meeting a men's team
sponsored by the 'Hertford Junior
Chamber of Commerce. Came time is
eight o'clock at the Perquimans High
School gym.
Much interest in this benefit ball
game is being manifested among local
Sport fans and one of the largest
crowds ever to witness a local basket
ball game is expected to turn out
to watch this famous girls' team in
Highly skilled players, Olson's Red
heads have played in all parts of the
country against many college and in
dependent teams, and have a long
string of victories over their oppon
ents. Playing against the Redheads will
be a team sponsored by the local Jay
cees, made up of former Perquimans
High School players.
Neppie Rountree
WedsCS. Winslow
The wedding of Miss Neppie Marie
Rountree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Claude N. Rountree, to Clifford Stan
ley Winslow, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C B. Winslow, all of Perquimans
iCounlty, took place on Friday, Decem
ber 26, at 4:30 in the afternoon, at
'Up River Friends Church, with the
. Rev. C. E. Winslow of Roanoke, Va.,
I uncle of the bride, performing the
I double ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with
White gladioli in tall baskets, against
a background of palms and fern, and
was lighted by cathedral candles.
Mrs. Ralph White, organist, and
Miss Thelma White and Leslie Wins
low, soloists, presented a program of
wedding music.
The bride, who -was given in mar
riage by her tincle, J. V. Rountree,
wore a gown of white satin, made
with a fitted bodice which closed with
self-cove9ed buttons down the front,
featuring a scalloped lace yoke with,
high neckline, and long sleeves taper
ing into wedding peaks over the hands.
The full gathered skirt formed a chap
el train. Her fingertip-length veil of
French illusion, bordered with ap
pliques ariy scrolls, was attached to
a tiara of seod pearls and she carried
a wedding bell bouquet of white tulle
with a white orchid cascade with
pom poms.
Mrs. Elton Harrell, cousin of the
bride, was matron of honor. She wore
a dusty rose taffeta dress fashioned
s:milar to that of the bride, with
matching mitts. Her headdress was a
bandeau of tulle, bordered with pom
poms, and she earned a wedding bell
of chartreuse tulle cascaded with pom
Miss Dorothy Jean Winslow, sister
of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Bailey
Temple were bridesmaids. They wore
blue taffeta dresses made identically
to that of the matron of honor, witb
matching , mitts. They wore head
dresses of tulle bandeau, bordered with
pom poms, and carried wedding bells
of pink tulle cascaded with pink pom
Larry Stallings, cousin of the bride,
was ring bearer.
Charlie E. Winslow, uncle of the
bridegroom, was best man, and ushers
were Carlton Rountree and Selden
Rountree, cousins of -the bride, and
Leslie Hobbs and Elsberry Lane, cou
sins of the bridegroom.
. Mrs. Rountree, mother of the bride,
wore a plum colored crepe dress, with
black accessories and an orchid cor-
M;ss Minnie Lee Winslow and Mrs.
Leslie Winslow were mistresses of
For traveling the bride wore a navy
suit with, matching accessories and an
orchid corsage.
After a short wedding trip, the cou
ple will be at home in the White
ston community.
The bride is a graduate of Perquim
ans High School and Cornett School of
Business, Roanoke, Va., and is at
present employed at the Hertford
Banking Company.
The bridegroom is a graduate of
Perquimans High School and is a
prominent young farmer in the coun
ty.': After the rehearsal on Thursday
night, the bridal party and a few
friends and relatives were enter
tained at a cake cutting at the home
of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Allen J. Winslow. IA color
scheme of green and white was fea
tured. ,.
Christmas Guests
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hines of Suf
folk, ; Va., and Mr and Mrs. W. T.
Jones and family of Franklin, Va.,
spent Christmas with Mrs. G. T. Skip
sey and her father, C G. Stephens.

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