Tovn Dotrd ; Readjusts Utility Rates
During SpacicJ Meeting Monday Night
Project To tadude Four
, y s Meeting here in special session last
Monday night the Board of Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford
. adopted another change in rates tfor
electric power in order to equalize the
increased costs among the town's o
Mayor V. N. Darden advised
Commissioners that rates adopted at
the last meeting of the Board, to pay
higher costs to the Virginia Power &
Electric Company, an action which is
now being paid under protest and ap
pealed, failed to spread these addition
al costs to al consumers served by the
town. A large number of customers,
under the rates adopted June 14 paid
no increase while others paid more
... than a fair share.. . ; . '
It Has been the opinion of the Board
that during the period of time the
I price increase problem was in litiga
tion ach of the consumers of the
town .should share in the higher rates
paid to VEPCO. Should the munici-
palities of this area be successful in
their appeal higher , costs collected
here will be rebated to the consumers.
The Board adopted new rates Mon
day night aimed at equalizing the ad-
- vanced costs. These rates are as fol
lows: the first 100 KW at five cents,
; the next 100 KW at three cents and
. all current over that amount will be
v charged at 2 cents. It was reported
at these rates each customer of the
' Town will have a rate increase of
approximately fifty cents on each
month's bOl. ;: -
Other matters handled during the
special meeting was the naming of
Charles Skinner, Jr., and Billy White
as local delegates to the State lire
AI Puckett was also appointed as
an employee of the Town. Puckett
will work part of the time as police
officer, filling the vacancy of L. N
Rountree who is 10.
A call for worldwide arms reduc
tion was voiced by President Eisen
hower and Prime Minister Churchill
at the close of their conference, which
ended in Washington last Tuesday.
Reports state the two leaders failed
to come to complete agreement as to
views on world tension problems but
accomplished to some degree a firmer
unity between the United States and
The uprising in Guatemala, aimed
at overthrowing a Communist-tinted
government, has come to an end, a re
port stated last Wednesday. A mili
tary junta ousted the leftist Presi
dent Arbenz, and negotiations are in
progress for freeing political prison
ers, and setting up an anti-Communist
regime. Although the leftist fac
tion has been cleaned out of the gov
ernment in Guatemala, commentators
believe the Communists will continue
to 'try to infiltrate, governments in
Latin-American countries. , ;
In Washington this week the Sen
ate is debating an omnibus tax bill
' and reports say efforts will be made
on tiie. Senate floor to include some
changes aimed at tax reductions for
individuals. ;' The bill has passed the
House but some changes written into
the law by the Senate Committee will
mean there must be a joint commit
tee meeting following action by the
, Senate before . - the bill : goes to the
President for his signature.
The condition of former President
Harry S. Truman, who underwent an
operation in a Kansas City hospital
last week, is reported as much im
proved. The 70-year-old former Presi
dent had his appendix and gall blad
der removed on June 20.
Fdward Wilder To
Wed Miss Phillips '
' "", Mr; and Mrs. Thomas J. Phillips
of Highfalls announce the approach
ing marriage of their daughter, Jose
phine Haseltine, and Edward Brown
Wilder of Winfall. ; ; ' -
The wedding is planned for Satur
day, July 10, at 7:30 o'clock in High
falls Friends Church. V?""
Miss Phillips is a graduate of High
falls High School and Peoples Bible
College, Greensboro; for four years
she' has been assist to her sister, Vel
ner Phillips, in pastoring j Putman
Friends .Meeting, serving as superin
tendent of. youth work and pianist.
She is also employed In Ramseu?.
Mr. Wilder, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Clayton Wil 'r, is a grad
uate of Perquimans 'Kiir School and
is employed at Hertford Motor Com-V--7-
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
County Board To
Meet Next Tuesday
The regular July meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners willi
be held next Tuesday, July 6, instead I
of Monday, July 5, with the Commis
sioners observing a holiday on Mon
day. ' ' -: ' '
In addition to its usual routine busi
ness the Board is expected to adopt
the annual budget for the fiscal year
1954-55, which began on last Thurs
day, And to officially set the tax rate.
In a formal ceremony in the Hert
ford Baptist Church last Saturday
evening, Miss Maude .... Holmes and
George Reginald Tucker, Jr., were
united in marriage. The Rev. C. ' W.
Duling officiated at vie double ring
Prior to the ceremony a program
of wedding music was presented by
R. S. Monds, Jr., soloist, uncle of the
bridegroom and Mrs.' Charles John
son, Jr., organist.
The bride is the daughter of Capt
R. L. Holmes of Hertford and Norfolk,
Va.. and the late Mrs. Holmes.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. R. Tucker, Sr., of Hert
ford. ;; "
. Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a wedding gown of lace
and tulle over satin, styled with a
basque bodice buttoned up the back
to a sheer yoke outlined with sequin
studded lace. Long tulle sleeves end
ed in wedding peaks over the hands.
The lace paneled skirt extended into
a sweeping train. Her finger tip
length veil of illusion was arranged
from a half hat of tulle trimmed with
seed parls and sequins. She carried
a cascade bouquet of white bride's
roses, stephanotis and centered with a
white orchid. -:
Miss Bette Holmes, of Chapel Hill,?
sister or tne tuaier was maid oi Honor.
She wore a floor length gown of or
chid Point d'Esprit over taffeta, styled
with a strapless bodice tipped by a
brief jacket with stand up collar. She
wore a matching tiara of lace with
seed pearls accents and carried a bou
quet of pink roses. ,
Mrs. L. H. Halstead of Norfolk, Va.,
sister of the bride, was matron of
honor. She wore a turquoise dress of
Point d'Esprit styled identically to the
maid of honor, with matching tiara.
She carried a bouquet of yellow roses.
Bridesmaids were Miss Mary Anna
Peck of Chapel Hill, Miss Sue Monds
of Elizabeth, N. J., cousin of the bride
groom and Miss Ruth Tucker of Hert
ford, cousin of the bridegroom. They
wore gowns of light blue, pink, yel
low Point d'Esprit styled identically to
the honor attendants. They wore
matching tiaras and carried bouquets
Uf mixed summer flowers. :
; Honorary bridesmaids were Miss
Nancy Zachary, Miss Sybil and Miss
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Miss Mamie Stallings, well-known
resident of Hertford, died last Sat
urday morning in the Albemarle Hos
pital following a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late
Simon F. and Elmira Onley Stallings.
Surviving are several nieces and ne
phews. She was a member of the
Funeral services ; were conducted
Monday afternoon at three o'clock at
the Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev.
James O. Mattox, pastor of the Hert
ford Baptist Church, assisted by the
Rev. CharlesW, Duling of Windsor.
During the services the church
choir sang "Jesus Keep Me Near the
Cross'1 and "Have Thine Own Way".
Pallbearers were Cliff Morgan, Lu
ther . Sitterson, Tom Madre, J.: W.
Ward, Jack Kanoy and Charles Umph-
I lett Burial was in the family plot
Light Docket In
A docket consisting of nine cases
was listed in Perquimans Recorder's
Pourt this week by C.T. Skinner, Jr..
Clerk. Eight of the cases involved
Inmates of the Gatesville Prison
Camp, in court on charges of escap
ing from, work gangs. The defendants
were sentenced to additional, time to
be served for attempting to escape.
Lillie Boone, Negro,' charged with
being drunk and disorderly and re
sisting arrest-was found guilty and
fined $25 and costs; a sixty day prison
sentences was suspended upon condi
tion she be Of good behavior for six
months. . - - .
Indians On Winning
Streak Top Edenton
Elizabeth City To Play
Here Monday Night;
Colerain Friday j
The Perquimans Indians, playing
red-hot ball in the Albemarle League;
this past week, scored victories over
jsiizaoetn uity last naay, uoierain
on Monday and Edenton on Tuesday.
Manager Ab Williams has revamp
ed the Indian lineup somewhat and
added to the team's pitching strength
by securing Vernon White, former
high school star, as a local player.
White pitched the Indians to win over
Elizabeth City and Edenton.
In the game Tuesday night the In
dians won a 16-1 victory over Eden
ton. White struck out 10 Colonial
batters while his teammates were!
lambasting five Edenton pitchers
The Indians scored three runs in the
second, added two more in the third
and sewed up the game in the fifth
bv tallvnsr nin runs. Bill Winslow.1BC"";" WM
ri .1 tn i j 1.1 '
aiamngs ana nnstgau nit uouuies
which drove in two runs each and
John Morris hit a triple scoring two
Allan Winslow was the winning
pitcher in the Colerain game Mon
day night when the Indians garnered
a 6-3 decision over the league lead
ers. Winslow held the Trappers in
check throughout the contest while
the Indians hammered Erne John
son, Colerain hurler, for timely hits
early in the game which assured th
Local fans are still talking about
Vernon White's masterful hurling job
against Elizabeth City last Friday.
The game was played in an hour and
20 minutes. White struck out 11
batters and .gave up one walk. The
Indians collected four hits off Tommv
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Reeves and scored two runs. The m keven of these had been re- dollars in the past years, and that
game ended 2-0 in favor of Per- turned to- the local bank up to Tues- there was strong opposition to leave
quimans day. A total of about $200 was the. the peanuts on the Basic Commodity
The Perquimans Indions won their amount of the checks cashed by the.Hst. Congressmen said that if there
fourth straight game here WdnesdavlW0Tlnanj t ' . . . were some concessions made by the
night defeating Rocky Hock by a . In addition to the check forging peanut growers, that they could show
score of 12-9. in what was a see-saw
contest. Perquimans scored two runs
in the third to", take a 3-1 lead but
Rocky Rock went ahead 'in the fifth
on a four-run rally; from then on it
was a battle back and forth for the
The next home game for the In
dians will be played here Monday
night with Elizabeth City furnishing
the opposition. On Wednesday night
the Indians will play Rocky Hock in
Edenton. On Wednesday they will
play Edenton there and will be back
home again next Friday playing
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Whedbee, 75,
died at her home near here Sunday
night at 7:10 o'clock following a long
illness. She was the daughter of the
late Thomas and Bettie Benton Hen
drix and wife of William W. Whed
She was a member of the Burgess
Baptist Church In Hertford.
Surviving are two sons, Irvin W.
and N. L. Whedbee, both of Hertford;
one daughter, Mrs. Ray Harrell of
Pasquotank County; one. brother,
Lloyd Hendrix, of Norfolk, and two
sisters, Mrs. - Annie Lane and Mrs.
Katie Churn, both of Norfolk County.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev. J.
R, Byrley, former pastor of the Bur
gess Church.:;5 ; '
During the : service the choir sang
"When They Ring the Golden Bells"
and Mrs. Tim Matthews and Mrs. Sid
ney Laydcn, Jr., sang "Under His
Wing." . '' .. ..
Pallbearers were Philip Sawyer,
Sanford Lane, El wood Lane, Robert
Lane, Amos Lane and Curtis Lane.
; Burial was in the family plot
For HDC Women Tour
Home .Demonstration Club women
in North Carolina will have the sec
ond educational citizenship tour of
the United Nations and New York.
The tour will be October 4-9. Each
county in the State is eligible to have
two delegates. The delegates must
be the county citizenship, internation
al relations, health or education lead
ers. At the present no one has vol
unteered to go from Perquimans
County. The means of paying part
or all expenses has not been decided.
Interested eligible persons should con
tact Mrs.j, E. J. , Proctor, County' j
president. ' :' ,'. ' '; '' " ' '
The National Home Demonstration
Council meeting will be held in Wash
inzton. D.-C October 81.. Thi will
conclude the state tours and meetings
for the year, - y , '
Carolina, Friday, July; 2 1954.
To Have Hearing
A bizarre trail of a vounir white
woman on a check forging spree came
to an end here Tuesday morning when
Sheriff M. G. Owens arrested Pauline
Lucille Kolek, 31, of Apollo, Penn
sylvania, and charged her with forg
ing the names of Mrs. E. L. Reed,
Mrs. E. H. Bagley and Miss Amelia
Dillwyn Denton to some nine checks
and cashing them in places of busi
ness in Perquimans County, Elizabeth
City and Norfolk, Va.
The bad checks started turning up
here Monday morning when officials
of the Hertford Banking Company de
tected receipt of checks drawn in the
name of " Mrs. E. L. Reed. Sheriff
Owens was notified and started an im
mediate investigation. A description
of the woman was received and a
No trace of the woman was found
until she appeared in the Hertford
Bank Tuesday morning at about 10
o'clock and attempted to cash a check
in the name of a fourth party. This
attempt failed and the Sheriff was no
tified as to the whereabouts of the
woman. She was arrested at the
Hotel Hertford, where she had regis
tered on Sunday of last week, and
had left two small children, when she
left Hertford Friday. The children
were taken to a local home for two
days but returned to the hotel Satur
day looking for their mother.
Sheriff : Owens reported Wednesday
night Mrs. Kolek had given him a full
confession to the crimes, after having
previously denied any knowledge of
the matter. She told the Sheriff she
- . . . m
had forged signatures to nine cnecKS
cnarges' tne,woman aamittea maxing
charge purchases at several local
Btores" $utf; claimed she . intended to
make payment for these purchases. .
Sheriff Owens stated he has charg
ed the woman with forgery and that a
preliminary hearing on the matter
will be held in Recorder's Court next
Tuesday. Bond has been set in the
amount of $2,000.
Mass Chest X-ray
Results Under Goal
Five days remain for Perquimans
County residents to take advantage of
their opportunity to secure a free
chest X-ray, under the program be
ing sponsored by the District Health
Department in cooperation with the
District TB Association.
Up to Wednesday at noon 2,167
residents of the county had appeared
at the mobile unit in Hertford and
had an X-ray taken. This total is
very much under the number Health
Department officials had hoped would
cooperate in this project.
Dr. B. B. McGuire, Health Officer,
stated Wednesday every person over
15 years of age is urged to have their
X-ray taken at once. It will be the
last chance to get a free X-ray for
three or four years.
The doctor said, "Please have no
fear of the X-ray. It is painless,
takes only a few minutes, no undress
ing and it is free."
This newspaper joins with the of
ficials in urging all those who have
not had an X-ray taken to do so to
day; remember the unit leaves this
area Thursday, July 8, so remember
to get your chest X-rayed before that
deadline. ' ,
Dress Revue Feature
At Council Meeting
A special feature of the Home Dem
onstration County Council meeting on
Saturday was the 4-H Dress Kevtie,
and the Dairy Foods Demonstration
and Vegetable Use Demonstration.
The County winners in the Senior
Dress Revue was Annie Lou Lane and
the Junior Dress Revue Winner was
Ann Lane. Annie Lou Lane and An
nette Proctor, were winners in the
Team Vegetable Use Demonstration;
Ann White and Lois Violet Winslow in
Team Dairy Foods Demonstration;
Rachel Spivey, Individual Foods jpeni
onstration. ' .. .' . ' . '
These 4-H Clubbers, along with oth
ers will compete for District honors
in Washington on July 8. Thejt will
be accompanied by R. M. Thompson,
County Farm Agent and Miss. Clara
Mason, Assistant Home Agent ;.
MASONS TO MEET V
I The. Perquimans Masonic Lodge, No.
106. A. F.& A. M...will meet Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock.
Woman On Charges
Of Check Forgery
Sealed Bids For New Construction At
Center Grammar School Asked July 20
Hertford Stores To
Close Next Monday
Hertford stores and business hous
es will be closed all day next Monday,
July 5, in observance of the 4th of
July holiday which falls on Sunday,
it was reported here today, follow
ing a survey made of the stores.
Patrons of the stores are requested
to note the plans for closing on Mon
day and to shop accordingly for the
long week-end. The stores will re
open Tuesday, July 6.
Face Five Percent
Cut In Allotment
BY R. M. THOMPSON
A group of farmers made up of
Marvin Caddy, Joshua Sutton, John
, Hurdle, Robert Sutton, Claude Wil-
liams, Floyd Mathews and Arvin Hud
son, went to Washington, D. C, on
Wednesday, July 23 to a call hearing
on peanuts, where they met with the
Congressmen from North Carolina,
Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Al
abama and Mississippi to testify.
Farmers were represented by Flake
Shaw, Farm Bureau Secretary; Joe E.
Suggs, Executive Secretary of the N.
C. Peanut Growers Association, and
several farmers from Virginia and
The idea of the meeting was to find
out what resolutions the farmers
wanted in the Agricultural bill in
dAHM , . I
W55 concerning peanuts. It seems
that the peanut program had cost the
. government an excess of 120 million
why peanuts should he left within this
group. Because there is a surplus of
2ffi"per''eent of peanuts, it ws founc
by most of the farmers-that if thev
would agree to take a 5 per cent cut
m acreage that this would do much
to strengthen the position than any
At the present time, the law states
that the minimum acreage of peanuts
to be allotted was 1,610,000 acres
which wa3 planted last year and still
there was a surplus of peanuts. From
information that had been received,
this minimum allotment bill was elim
inated by the House Agricultural
Committee and the present set-up is
for the farmers to take 5 per cent re
duction in allotment until peanuts pro
duced will equal the amount that is
needed for the market. This bill will
have to be voted on by the whole
House of Representatives, to be put
Rotarians See Film
On CureOf Cancer
A film on the discovery and treat
ment of chest cancer was the program
presented at a meeting of the Hert
ford Rotary Club, held Tuesday night
at the Hotel Hertford. Dr. C. A.
Davenport was program chairman for
The film revealed ways and means
for early discovery of the disease and
methods of treatment. It urged every
man 45 years of age and over to se
cure a chest X-ray at least twice a
year as a precaution against the dis
ease and as a means, of early discov
ery which leads to early treatment
The film was made under the direc
tion of and released by the American
The Rev. James O. Mattox was wel
comed into the club as a new member.
For Baptist Pastor
Members of the Hertford Baptist
Church will hold a reception at the
church, Thursday night, July 8 from 8
to 10 o'clock, honoring their new pas
tor the Rev. James O. Mattox and
Mrs. Mattox. The public is cordial
ly invited to attend.
Board Of Education
To Meet On Tuesday
The Board of Education, for Per
quimans County, will meet next Tues
day night at 7:30 in the office of the
Superintendent of Schools, it was an
nounced today. This meeting, regu
larly scheduled for Monday, was post
poned until Tuesday due to the July
Fourth holiday being observed on
Konday, ' . , , .
5 Cents Per Copy
Action Follows Plan To
Equalize Costs For
Sealed bids for the construction of
a new addition to the Perquimans Cen
tral Grammar School have been called
for by James W. Griffith, architect,
and will be opened in the office of the
Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday,
July 20, it was reported here today.
The request for bids reveal the new
construction at the school will include
four new classrooms, to ease the over
crowded conditions at the building,
and a library.
Request for prices on the work in
clude general construction, electrical
work, plumbing and heating.
Funds for the project will be made
available by the State Board of Edu
cation under the provisions of the
bond election held last year. The plans
drawn by the architect have been sub
mitted and approved by the State
School House Planning Commission.
The local Bdard of Education, and
patrons of the school, are hopeful the
project can get underway immediate
ly and be completed in time for use, at
least, during a part of the next school
term. Superintendent Biggers and
members of the Board of Education
have been making efforts to get the
construction started for some time but
delay on the part of the architect to
complete plans and have them ap
proved slowed the progress of the pro
ject. Because of the overcrowded condi
tion, the school operated under handi
caps last year. Temporary classrooms
were constructed in the auditorium of
the school in order to provide addi
tional space for the students, and the
school population for next term is ex-
l I --- V m,AU Willi a
pected to exceed that of the last term,
The temporary rooms in the audi
torium will be removed upon comple
tion of the new classrooms, restoring
this room for use for chapel services
and school meetings.
In Florida Contest
Miss Peggy Harrell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Harrell, and
winner of the Albemarle Potato Fes
tical Queen's honor for 1954, has been
selected as one of 20 girls from south
of the Mason-Dixon Line to compete
in the annual contest sponsored by
the Junior Chamber of Commerce in
Daytona BeaelvFla., to select "Miss
Contestants must possess beauty
and talent and eliminations are from
photographs submitted. They also
must be winners of another major
" Miss Harrell 's appearance in the
Miss Dixie contest is being sponsored
by Festivals, Inc., and the Hertford
Junior Chamber of Commerce. She
left for Daytona Beach and the con
test on Wednesday, accompanied by
On Street Projects
Mayor V. N. Darden reported to the
Town Board, during a special meeting
held last Monday, plans for resurfac
ing Woodland Circle, are progressing
in cooperation with the State Highway
Commission, and this work is expect
ed to be started within a short time.
The Mayor stated Mr. Patrick of the
State Commission was in Hertford on
Monday making a survey of the pro
ject and at the same time secured soil
samples of the roadway on Pennsyl
vania Avenue and Charles Street on
which he will report back to the Town
as to the type of materials to be used
in surfacing these two streets.
Surfacing of Charles Street and
Pennsylvania Avenue will be done
sometime this year, it was the opin
ion expressed at the meeting, but re
surfacing of Woodland Circle will be
started prior to a decision on the oth
er two projects.
The Board expressed hope the work
on Charles Street and Pennsylvania
Avenue can be completed soon, pro
viding sufficient finances are available
for payment of the Work.
To Attend Conference 1
For Methodist Men ;
George W. Jackson,' Route three,
Hertford, Is a member of his L'eiho
dist conference delerte wVfch v 1 at
tend the Natior' 1 ( er.fl h
edist Men, to I : . "
versity. La?. ;
through 11. . .
Stained As Delegate
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