Volume XXL Number 14.
"Hertford, Perquimans County,- North Carolina, Fricfcy, April 2, 1954.
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Impressive Services Are
i . Planned to Ctomiaem
, orate Centennial
Services commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the founding of the
Hertford Baptist Church will con
ducted at the local church on Sunday,1
April 4, it was announced here this
week. t:;-: ; '..-y, j'iOi ; V ': ' '' : . ? I
The services will open at 11 o'clock
with the Centennial sermon to be de
livered by Dr. Garland Hendricks of
the Southeast Baptist Seminary. This
-will be followed by dinner, served by
the church at 12:30 o'clock. After
noon services will begin at 1:30
o'clock with an historical address by
3. R. Holmes. The Kev. C. ,W. Dul
ing will then recognize former mem
bers and guests. Greetings will be
given from ' former pastors of the
church and from the Mother Church.
- A candlelight community service
will be conducted beginning at 7:30
o'clock. ; f ;
All former 'members of the church
have been invited to attend, the 'cele
bration by letter, unless their ad
dresses were not available. ' The pub
lic is also invited to attend either of
The Hertford Baptist Church was
organised Friday, April 7, 1864 by
members from Bethel Church in this
county. Charter members of the
church were Charles W. Skinner, Sr
Charles W. Skinner, Jr., Mary Martin
Wood, Mary Eliza Wood, Henrietta
Martin, Anna Skinner, Bachael Bar-
, tow, Mary L. Parker, Nancy Cox,
Mary Felton, Jane Newby, Christian
Ming, Margaret Evans, James New
fcold, Mary Newbold, J. G, Berry, Ann
Berry, W. M. Fleetwood. -
The present membership of the
church is 407, Ministers and mission
aries who have gone from this church
are Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Anderson to
Italy, Rev.and Mrs. PJul E, White to
China, Rev. T. E. Skinner, Rev. Jo
siah Elliott, Rav. Thomas C. Keaton
; and Rev. Colon S. Jackson, Jr.
Pastors who have served the church
were George Bradford, T H. Pritch
rd, Q. T. Trotman, J. A. Daniels, J.
'i. Knapp, R. B.Jdhes,"J7'H'. Phillips,
C. T. Bailey, J. M. C. Luke, Thomas
t Harrison, O. C. Horton, R. Van de
Banter, C. A. C. Thomas, T, F. Babb,
C. N. Donaldson, Josiah Elliott, C. J.
Anderson, W. A. Ayers, J. N. Booth,
T. S. Crutchfield, A. A, Butler, R. C.
., Hubbard, W. H. Carter, B. L. Rhodes,
C. V. Tilley, R. C. Hendricks, L. M.
Dixon, D. I. Dempsey, J. F. Stegall,
C. E. Hobgood, H. Gy Dawkins and C.
- Merchants over the nation are ex
pecting -a slight boom in sales fol
lowing reduction of a number of ex
cise taxes approved by Congress this
week. President Eisenhower is'expect
d to sign the measure reducing tax
es on such items as cosmetics, lug
gage, admissions, home appliances and
"sundry and other articles. The ex
cise tax bill, as passed by Congress,
,is expected to reduce government in
come by about 999 million dollars an
nually. A Washington report on Wednes
day stated Lindsay Warren, Comp
troller General, and former Congress
man from the First District, intended
to resign his position due to ill health.
Mr. Warren was appointed to his of
fice in 1940, and while his term of of
fice runs until November, 1955,' he can
retire at full salary.
A plane crash at Fort Bragg Tues
day killed seven and injured 10 sold
iers. The plane a V-119 Flying Box
car crashed into a mess . hall at the
Fort. Engine failure was believed to
have caused the crash. . . :
' Secretary of State John Foster Dul
les, speaking on .Monday night in New
York, called for united action by the
free world to prevent Indochina and
, South Asia from falling to Commun
ist conquest, Dulles stated there
should be no apeasement; policy fol
lowed trying ta prevent Communist
domination of ' the entire . Western
Pacific Defense System. ' ,
Reelection To Post
Chaa. E. Johnson, Judge of Per
quimans Recorder's Court, has filed
as a candidate for re-election to that
office in the Democratic Primary to
! 3 held May 29. it ws rr;.ort2d this
- c by R. C. Hurray, dayman of
L s Ejpri of i.
i Sheriff M. G. Owens reported Wed
nesday investigation of the break-ins
committed late last week at the store
of L. L. Chappell in Belvidere and the
Hollowell Chevrolet Company is being
continued. . i: '."-"
; Some $30 was taken from the Chap
pell store and about $20 from the Hol
lowell Company. .
Sheriff Owens stated the break-ins
may have been. committed by the same
persons who robbed Arthur Byrum of
Chowan County of $12,000 and seri
ously injured Mr. Byrum while com
mitting the robbery at his store in
By Eastern Star
Hertford Chapter, 137, O.E.S., held
its regularly meeting Monday night,
at which time the following officers
were installed for the new year:
Worthy Matron, Mrs. Elizabeth D.
Cherry; Worthy Patron, Cecil C. Win
slow; Associate Matron, Mrs. Kather
ine C. Biggers; Associate Patron,
Spencer Vick; Secretary, Mrs. Lucille
B. Winslow; Treasurer, David J.
Pritchard; Conductress, Mrs. Lucille
L. White; Associate Conductress, Mrs.
Lela C. Winslow; Organist, Mrs. Ruby
B. White; Marshall, Mrs. Edna A.
Eley; Ada, Mrs. Lillie Harrell; Ruth,
Mrs. Lucille N. Satchwell; Esther,
Mrs. Dorothy B. Bass; Martha, Mrs.
Doris G. Ainsley; Electa, Mrs. Mary
S. White; Warder, Mrs. Margaret W.
Bagley; Sentinel, Mrs. Irma R. Vick,
After Mrs. Maude R. Reaves con
ducted the business the Associate Ma
tron and Patron presented Mrs. Reaves
and Mr. Winslow gifts from the cnap
ter. Charles Overman of Edenton
sang "May the Good Lord Bless and
Keep You," as a tribute to them.
'Jttrs.- Sally J. Bonner was the in
stalling .officer and assisted by the
following:. ! :
' Marshall, Mrs. Maude" R. Reaves;
Secretary, Mrs. Nancy H. Coffman;
Conductress, Mrs. Annie'. L, Mullen;
Chaplain, Robert Spence; Organist,
Mrs. Ruth Overman; Warder, Mrs.
Edith Bufflap; Sentinel, Mrs. Charles
After the new Worthy Matron took
her office, she was presented a bou
quet of. flowers and as a pledge
faith, by several of icers.
Mrs. Blanche C. Twiford, Past
Grand Matron presented the Chapter
with a lovely gavel.
Visitors of the following chapters
were recognized: . Norview, Norfolk,
Va., South Mills, Elizabeth City, Eden
ton.'. ;- ' .
Refreshments were enjoyed during
the social hour.
!n Baseball Game
Coach Ike Perry's Perquimans base
ball team opened its 1954 season last
Friday afternoon tripping the Eden
ton Aces by a score of 10-4. The In
dians started off the season' looking
in good condition and playing the high
type game they played last season
when, they were runners up for the
State Class A championship, y
Phillips and . Matthews held down
the mound duties for Perquimans
while Carver was the catcher during
the contest. Morris, Towe and Chap
pell were outstanding in defense play
and timely hits provided the margin
of victory over Edenton.
The Perquimans - Columbia game
scheduled for last Tuesday was post
poned because of inclement weather
and it may be played at a later date.
Today the Indians are scheduled to
play Central High School and this
game will be played weather permit
ting. . : '
County Board Meets
Next Monday, Morning
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County will hold its April
meeting next Monday, beginning at 10
o'clock in the Court House. Individ
uals desiring to confer with the Board
are advised of the time and place of
the meeting. '
A. T. Lane. John Coston, Dana Mat
thews and Chaa. E. Johnson, officials
of the Albemarle Electric Membership
uorooration, were m Washington the
first part of this week, on business
for the local corporation,
ns Trip Aces
Home Agent Spsaer
last Thursday Night
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club met at Hotel
Hertford Thursday night, March 25,
for its regular monthly dinner-program.
Mrs. Alice M. Towe, vice presi
dent, presided in the absence of the
president when she opened the meet
ing with prayer.
Miss Kimsey Perry, County Home
Demonstration Agent,, was guest
speaker choosing for her subject,
"Spring Flowers". With the use of
color slides to show pictures of the
azaleas and camellias, she presented
her talk in a most effective manner.
Mrs. Dora T. Riddick recognized her
fraaata. MiaMka ViMrf a .Tnnnnnn onA T,o.
titia McGoogan, who had done out
standing work with the Junior Music
Club. Miss McGoogan rendered a
beautiful piano solo. -
During the brief business session,
Mrs. Emilie T. Harrell gave the treas
urer's report. Miss Thelma Elliott
gave a report on the progress of "The
Toast of the Town Revue", a variety
show which the club is sponsoring and
is being directed by Mrs. B. G. Koonce,
which will be presented at the Per.
quimans County High School audi
torium Friday night, April 9, at 8:15.
Mrs. Annie M. "Pat" Williams dis
tributed the posters among the mem
bera to help advertise the play. Tic
kets are on sale and may . be secured
from any club member.
Those present were: Misses Kim
sey Perry, Vickie Johnson, Letitia
McGoogan, Thelma Elliott, Kate
Blanchard, Mesdames Alice M. Towe,
Dora T. Riddick, Emilie T. Harrell,
Annie "Pat" Williams, Minnie Wilms
W. Hurdle, SaHie McN. Lane, Nettie
Lee G. Caravello, Essie M. Burbage,
Margaret W. Bagley and Viola D.
The Albemarle Football Conference,
Wednesday, night of last week, became
a threspoyls league when officials of
the "various schools making up the con
ference voted conference play foi
football, basketball and basebalL
: A conference constitution was
adopted, officers elected and schedules
arranged for conference football and
tiaolratttall navf ViF . TIlo njfditf ATI Af
" the two new sports is to become ef
fective with the next school term.
Preliminary plans were also made
for a conference basketball tournament
bor both boys and girls.
Officers elected at the meeting,
which was held in Edenton, were presi
dent, J. S. Fleming, Plymouth; vice
president, Woodrow Taylor, Ahoskie;
and secretary-treasurer, Gerald D.
Representing Perquimans High
School at the meeting were Principal
E. C. Woodard, Coach Ike Perry and
Final Lenten Service At
Holy Trinity Tuesday
The final service in the Lenten
schedule of Tuesday night services at
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be
next Tuesday at 8:00 P. M. The Rev.
Doucrlas E. Wolfe will Breach "the ser
mon. Mr. Wolfe is Curate at Trinity
Church in Portsmouth, Va., to which
church he has but very recently come,
assisting the Rev. Chauncey F. Min
nick. Rector of that Parish.- A native
of Milford, Pa. Mr. Wolfe spent three
vears in the Navy as an instructor in
the Chemical Warfare School at New
nort, R. I.,' and from there went , to
Hobart College to finish his college
work begun previously at Penn State.
Berkeley Divinity School in New Hav
en, Conn., was his Seminary and he
was graduated with the class of 1953,
although he had been ordained to the
Diaconate and Priesthood in May and
December of 1952. He began his min
istry in July, 1952. as Minister-in-charge
of St Luke's Churc!.' rfaver
straw, N. Y.. and Vicar of All Saints
Chanel, Valley Cottage, N. T. i
The public is invited to attend.
Holy Week services at Holy Trini
ty will be announced .later. - '
National NPA Wk
Planned April 340 .
The Winfall N.F.A. Chapter will ob
rv April 4-10. National N.FJL
Week, at which time it will be hon
oring the life and work of Booker T.
Washington, well known educator.
The Chapter will nrewnt i first
talent nrogram Monday. Anri.I 6. 1954,
at 1:30 P. M.. in the gymtorium at the
Pemuimahs Traininsr School. "
'' The' Chanter in mXnn nvmiinrlntr a
! general cleanup day, Tuesday, 'April
&tn, 1S&4. , j ,
Adopts Three Sports
TB Association To
Hold Mass X-rays
June 2 Thru July 8
T h e. Pasquotank-Perquimans-Cam
den-Chqwan Tuberculosis Association
Executive Committee met Thursday
night in the Municipal Building in
Hertford. Those present were: R. L.
Garrett, L. S. Byrum, Ralph Parrish,
W. J. Taylor, Dr. Allan Bonner, Arch
ie Lane, J. H. Moore, Mrs. David Fear
ing and Mrs. Duke Cropsey, executive
secretary of the association.
The Executive Board voted that the
four counties remain in the associa
tion another year, that one year was
not sufficient for the district to de
termine its success.
Mrs. Cropsey reported .the following
amounts raised in the four counties
from the sale. of Christmas, seals;
Pasquotank, $5,50840; Perquimans,
$1,336.17; Camden, $803.70, and Cho
wan, $2,000.01, making a total of $9,-
648.49 for the district
A report was made that 2,962 chest
X-rays had been made in the district,
consisting of contacts, TB patients,
pre-natals, clinic and food handlers.
: Mr. Garrett reminded the Board of
the four X-ray units that would be in
the four counties June 2 through July
8 and that it was very important that
everyone from 12 and 15 years of age
and over be chest X-rayed. He also
reported that Mrs. Velma Joyner,
Negro health educator, will be in the
district May 3 to May 12 to talk to
the various groups.
The budget for 1954-1955 was also
discussed, as well as the number of
patients waiting for admission to the
The Executive members decided to
have( their board meeting in the form
of a Dutch dinner on April 15.
Representatives of five towns par
ticipated in a lengthy discussion on a
revival of the Albemarle Baseball Lea
gue at a meeting held last Thursday
might WEdenton. - Nothing definite
came from the discussion, but the vari
ous representatives voted to adopt ten
tative by-laws for the organization and
to meet again on Thursday night of
this week with the idea of organizing
Towns represented at the meeting
last week were Elizabeth City, Hert
ford, Windsor, Colerain and Edenton.
Lt. J. RV'Wolford of the Edenton Ma
rine Base appeared at the meeting
and offered to enter a team in the
league, to round out the membership
to" six, and this offer was accepted
by the other representatives.
A. W. Hefren, J. Edgar Morris and
Herbert N. Nixon represented Per
quimans County at the meeting.
Local fans have voiced enthusiasm
for entering a team in the league pro
viding the competition is kept on an
amateur level, and teams are compos
ed only of home players. The tenta
tive by-laws adopted at the meeting
last Thursday were phrased along
these lines. . -
Society Is Planned
An effort will be made here next
Tuesday night to organize an His
torical Societv fnv PprnnimoTio (7,iti
ty for the purpose of rediscovering
ana preserving historic facts on Per
quimans County, it was reported by
C. R. Holmes, who is arranging the
D. L. Corbitt, head of the Division
of Publications and Archives for
North Carolina, will address the meet
ing and assist in organizing a local
Persons interested in establishing a
local histrocila 'society are urged to
attend the meeting, which will be held
in the Court House besrinninir at eisrht
o'clock on April 6.
, Mr. Holmes pointed put Perquim
ans County is rich in history and
many important historical facts which
originated in this county have been
developed and claimed for other com
munities. A local society, if organiz
ed, can work toward rightfully claim
ing this data for Perquimans. . '
District. WSOS Meets
Here Next Tuesday
A meeting of the Elizabeth' City
District of the Women's Society of
Christian Service will be held at the
Hertford Methodist Church Tuesday,
April 6. Miss Constance E. Black
stock of Bound Brook, N. J., a Metho
dist missionary on furlough from In
dia, will address the conference.
About three i hundred members , of
the societies of the district are ex
pected to attend the conference.
Lunch will be. served at the. church.
STATE REVIEW COARD APPROVES PLAFIS
FOR ImiPROVIKG PERQUIMANS SCHOOL
Divide With Edenton
Debating teams representing Per
quimans High School divided honors
with Edenton High School debaters in
a contest conducted last Friday morn
ing. The subject of the debate was:
Be it resolved: The President of the
United States shall be elected !?y di
The negative teams of each school
won the decisions by scores of two to
one in each contest.
Representing Perquimans on the
teams were: Affirmative, Joanne Lane
and Wallace Baker; negative, Kather
ine Nixon and Bobby Smith.
Honor Roll Released
For Training School
The honor roll of Perquimans Train
ing School, for the fourth grading
period of the school year, has been re
leased by R. L. Kingsbury, principal
with the fololwing students listed in
grades eight through twelve:
Eighth Grade George Hollowell,
James Jordon, Chester Mallory, Ai-
leene Modlin, Henley Perry, Edwin C.
Thomas, Wilbert Turner, Harvey Win-I
Ninth GradeEthel Eason, Mare
lene Gallop, William Griswold, Argie
Lamb, Jeanette Parker, Evora Phillips,
Audrey Small, Edna Skinner, Queenie
Vaughan, Vivian Vaughan, Matthew
Tenth Grade Yvonne Burke, Oneida
Felton, Marvis Hollowell, Christine
Lowder, Malsie Parker, Wilma Skin
ner, Mary Whidbee, Thedosia Wins
low, Edna Zachary.
Eleventh Grade Louise Eason, Wil
lie Eason, Virginia Hurdle, Joan Lilly,
Mary L. Parker, Nora Skinner, Shel
via White, Charlie T. White.
Twelfth Grade Sonja Copeland,
Shirley Eason, Franeine Mitchell,
Preston James, Ruth Norfleet and
The Senior Class of Perquimans
High School will present a three-act
comedy, "Delightfully Young", Friday
night, April 2, at 8 o'clock in the high
Characters in the play are: Kacky
Nixon, Janice Sumner, Margaret Ann
Banks, Bobby' Jones, Bobby Smith,
Steve Perry, Tommy Matthews, Myr
tle Williams, Tilson Chappell and Lou
ise Chappell. j
The play centers around a love-lorn
column run by pretty twenty-two year
old Ann Barlowe. . The comedy situa
tions arise when Ann's younger sister,
Kathy, unknowing to Ann answers
many of the letters and causes a va
riety of complications. How she fi
nally solves all these problems keeps
the audience gasping.
a sman admission wm oe cnargect
with the proceeds going toward
senior gift to the school.
lit Festival Conteest
Miss Peggy Harrell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Harrell, was select
ed to represent Perquimans County,
as local Queen, in the annual Potato
Festival to be held in Elizabeth City
The contest was conducted at the
State Theatre last Monday night, and
judging was done by out-of-town resi
Entered in the contest were Jill
Miller; sponsored by the BPW Club;
Peggy Harrell, sponsored by the 4-H
Clubs; Suzanne ( Towe, sponsored by
the American Legion Auxiliary; Kath
erine Nixon, sponsored by the Rotary
Club; Janice Sumner, sponsored by
the Hertford Jaycees; Margaret Ann
Banks, sponsored by the VFW; Eva
Russell, sponsored by the Lions Club.
Runners-up in the contest, which
was sponsored by the; Hertford Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce, were Miss
Janice Sumner and Miss Jill Miller.
A.T. T,a"e Candidate
Archie T. Lane, todav announced
himself as a candidate for re-election
to the Board of County Commission
jers, for Hertford Township, subject to
the Democratic Primary. Mav 29.
I Mr. Lane is the second memlwr nf
the present County Board to announce
I for reelection. During the nast four
, years he has served the Board as its
.chairman. . , . ,
enior Class Play
Panel Commends Local
Program; Five Pro
Survey plans for , improvement of
Perquimans County Schools, under the
1953 bond program, , were approved
Tuesday by a State Review Panel,
headed by John L. Cameron, Director
Division of School Planning.
The local plans, compiled through
surveys made by the Beard of Edu
cation and the various school commit
tees, were presented to the State
Panel by John T. Biggers, County Su
perintendent; J. Edgar Morris, chair
man of the Board oi Education; Silas
M. Whedbee, County Attorney, and
Max Campbell, County Accountant.
These local officials Journeyed to
Raleigh on Tuesday for a meeting with
the Review Board.
The plans for local schools call for
expenditures totaling $610,000, and es
timated costs for construction on each
of the five county schools were given
Central Grammar School $60,000.
Hertford Negro School $150,000.
Hertford Grammar School $200,000.
Perquimans High School $50,000.
Perquimans Tr. School $150,000.
After discussing these plans, and
the county's financial status, with the
State Board the local authorities were
advised the Review Board will recom
mend the entire program to the com
mittee which is empowered with the
authority to allocate the funds from
the balance remaining in the bond
fund. Whether or not Perquimans
County receives an allotment of funds
needed to carry out the entire pro
gram will be determined by the State
Committee which will work out a for
mula for distribution of the last $25
millions of the bond fund. The al
location of this total is to be based
upon the needs of the State's 10 coun
ties and the ability of each county to
pay its portion of the costs.
In presenting the need for Perquim
ans Schools, the local officials pointed
out to the Review Panel that since
1949 Capital Outlay for schools in
this county totaled $576,377.53. Of
this amount the State contributed
$315,008.21 and Perquimans paid out
the sum of $261,369.32. '
Capital Outlay expenditures for the
various schools during this period
were as follows: Perquimans High
School, $118,178.92; Hertford Gram
mar School, $29,723.37; Central Gram
mar School, $29,723.37; furniture, $3,
033.21; total for white schools, $180,
658; Perquimans Training School,
$286,118.80; Hertford Negro School,
$79,161,76; school buses and furniture,
$30,438.19; total Negro Schools, $395,
718.66. Last Tuesday Night
An industrial workshop was con
ducted here last Tuesday niriit when
i members of the Industrial Develop-
ment Committee for Perquimans
County met with Ed Huffman, a rep
resentative of the State Department
of Conservation and Development to
discuss a working program for se-
f curing industry for this county.
Joining the group were A. L. Jamie
son, Albemarle director for VEPCO,
and H. T. Jones, also of VEPCO.
Mr. Huffman outlined to the local
rganization preparations committees
must make to be ready to confer with
prospective industries. These includ
ed making of industrial surveys, loca
tion of sites, an organization of an in
dustrial development corporation.
He explained to the local committee
how the Conservation and Develop
ment Department carried out its pro
gram in seeking new industry for the
State and how the Department works
with prospects once they are secured.
' A round-tabie discussion brought
ut many questions and answers con
cerning problems dealing with indus- .
trial, development and what industry
seeks in selecting new locations.
Mr. Jamieson told the group his
company works closely with the De
partment of Conservation and Devel
onment and nlsn hppVs induct. rv fni
'the territorv it serves. He told tn.
j local committee VEPCO is teretinsed
local committee VEPCO is interested
in this community and will cooperate
with Perquimans County in securing
new industry. .
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Elliott an-'
nounce the birth of a son, John Am
brose, Jr., in the Albemarle Hospital,.
Elizabeth City, March 14. Mrs. El
liott is the former Miss Evelyn Cal
lis. ; i
Conducted Here On