chime XXL Number 39.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North CarolinaTFriday, September 24, 1954.
5 Cents Per Copy
j CI J I. Till
it's CcniJ Over
:ment Over Auto
icults In Death of
J mes Randolph
Wayland Cooper, 17-year-old Negro
c f the Whiteston community, , charg
d with the murder of James Ran
'jlph waived, preliminary hearing in
Perquimans Recorder's r Court last
Tuesday and was bound over for trial
at the October term of Superior Court
Bond was set for the youth at $1,000.
Randolph . died" Friday, morning of
last week iri Albemarle Hospital of
gunshot wounds allegedly received at
the Cooper home the night before.
& According to Sheriff M. .6." Owens.
"who investigated the shooting and
' made the arrests in the case, Randolph
was shot with a shotgun by Wayland
Cooper following an argument be-
fmm WottIqti anil liia tiwrtii. Char1.
J He Cooper, ' over- the use of a car ,
During thet argument, it was testi
fied to during court Tuesday Charlie
Cooper fired a .22 calibre pistol at his
brother, Wftyland "to scare him."
x Wayland then secured a shotgun, fol
lowing Charlie from the home, fired
at a figure he believed to have been
his brother. The shot struck Ran
dolph whq was taken to the hospital
for treatment . .;........
Sheriff Owens testified the brothers
first told him that , Charlie Cooper
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cnangea weir nones ana eacn admit
ted Wayland had fired the shot which
Following his investigation Sheriff
Owens arrested Wayland Cooper on
charge of murder and Charlie Cooper
, on a charge of carrying a concealed
. weapon - and assault with a deadly
weapon, - Charlie entered a plea of
..guilty to the charge of carrying the
. weapon and was found guilty of as
sault , He was given a 60 day jail
sentence to be suspended upon . pay
ment of a fine of $75 and costs. -
It was testified to in court Tues
day that Wayland Cooper secured the
t shotgun and followed after his broth
r because he. believed his: brother
might injure his mother.
Following tha avidencgiven by the
'Sheriff, bond was set Tor Wayland
' ,t Cooper, bv Jndtre-ChaE.; Johnson, nt
1,000. Cooper, is represented by-W. Hit
been approved for Permolman. mSSSV
under the 1954 Agricultural Conserva
tion Program the establishment of a
-vegetative cover in the fall .of 1954 for
winter protection from erosion an
nounced Heiene w. JNixon, rerquim
ans County ASC Office Manager.
The practice was approved to help
meet the emergency needs for gras-
Ing, hay and soil protection created by
the extreme draught of 1954. '
A good stand and good growth must
1 be obtained in sufficient time to pro
tect the area from late fall and win
ter rain in 1954 and mijst be maintain
ed on the land until April 1, 1955. The
land must be uniformly covered in the
fall of 1954 with a vegetative growth
of one or more of the following crop$
alone or in combination: wheat, oats,
barley, rye, crimson clover, hairy vetch
and annual ryegrass. .. . '
If the vegetative Cover seeded this
fall will be. followed by a row crop,
it is not necessary that an application
of limestone be made or a soil-sample
be taken and submitted to the" Soil
Testing Division. If this practice does
not follow a crop which had an appli
cation of fertilizer in 1954, 400 pounds
per acre of 2-12-12 must be applied.
Request for Federal cost-sharing in
performing this practice should be fil
ed in the County ASC office at once.
J: I;nson Named To ' !
'jt-'f" tmmmah ' :' l ' '-" '"-i-''"'i'
John D. Larkins, Jr4 chairman of
State Democratic Executive Com
' e 'has named chairmen- and sc
.les for Nthe Democratic party's
sessional, Judicial. Solicitorial
senatorial District Committees, r .
t s. E. Johnson of Hertford was
i '?& chairman, and MrS." "Jo., v
i Carr of Edenton secret? ry of t" r
Z .orial committee, toi Ce I"'
r. u. -
Cl' r appointments were CoT"v
sio. .1 comnttpe, Dr. J. II. .V. , -,
chaiiTi "i, I'rs. G. W. 1' Ai sscrci;
Senttoi' 1 comn.iLe, r.;m.Cii -r
chairs- I";rtln Eel'.rrri se:re
tary; Ju.' '1 comr..' ' , . :"'a G.
Cochrane! ".Tnan and R. L. Li-y secretary.
To :fc;ir tert
Oruest minister at the revival ser
vices scheduled next week at the Hert
ford Baptist Church will berths Rev
Clarence E. Godwin, of Winston-Sal
em. Mr. Godwin is a traduate of
Wake Forest College and former tT. S
; The revival which will begin at the
Bantist Church September:. 27 will
bring to. Hertford one of the outstand-J
ing young Baptist preacners or. worm
Carolina. He is the Rev. Clarence E.
klodwin, pastor of the Southside Bap
tist Church of Winston-Salem. ?
. The 86-year61d preacher is a na
tive of Hertford County, his home be
ing near AhoskJe. He graduated from
Powellsville High School and then
went to Wake Forest College where he
finished in 1940.-His theological train
ing was done at the P-rptist Seminary
in Louisville, Ky. It was here .that
he" received hi m.M-, degree In 1943.
t or the next tnree years tne wer.
Mr: Godwin served as a Chaplain in
the United States Navy, which, in
cluded eighteen months duty in the
Pacific during World War II. ;Mr.
Godwin distinguished himself . as a
Chaplain through serving the spirit
ual needs of his men under all con
ditions. . - : ;;';.:; ; ''"i.. ;: - K
, Upon his release from the Navy, the
young pastor went to Rocky Mount to
become the Associate to the well
Kindheloe, then pastor of the First
Baptist Church, After spending three
years iri Rocky Mount, Mr. Godwin ac
cepted a call to the pastorate of the
Baptist Church in Cary, where ht was
again to distinguish himself aftong
young pastors in the State for his tine
leadership and accomplishments in
this Wake County town.
From Gary, the revival speaker
went tq Southside Baptist Church in
Winston-Salem, where he is now serv
ing as pastor. , , .
Much preparation has been made
for Rev. Godwin's coming and fdr the
revival itself. It should prove to be
an outstanding week. 3.:;,.( .L -;
: The services will begin promptly it
7:30 each evening. : Special : musical
renditions will be given by the choirs
of, the church and other, groups from
tne surrounding county. . -it-
The , public is cordially invited to
sha,re with the Baptist in this week
of spiritual emphasis and evangelism.
V " -:
ASG . , f armer-comitteemen will be
nominated. Tuesday night September
28, at the Agricultural Building in
Hertford at a meeting of farmers of
Perquimans County, announced Heiene
W. Nixon, , Perquimans County ASC
umee Manager. - , ; ,
At ' thisi meeting-, farmers will be
asked to nominate from among their
friends and neighbors at least, ten eli
gible persons to serve as Community
Committeemen and alternates. The
five .receiving the majority of votes
will begin serving as committeemen ow
fioveniber 1. 1Su4. Community Com
r " 'men cannot be clectei this year
7 f-rvel dail. j t-e last three'
3. ' . ' 'i. ' '
1 is a election will be held by mail
t ' h tullots mailed to' el'-T-t'e. voters
iii the county on October 7, A; farm
.'" ) us r, cA ..iUr, t-:ant or
sar;Tcrrpr, is participatlnj or is eli
t'l.la to ..rt!-j" '3 in ary rsram
tared by ti;a County AL J com-
, is t.
3 a 1
to vele tr.i slim.'d
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Grcp Grid 0p3H3r .
Locals Tlo Play Ahoskie
Friday In First Of
The v Perquimans Indians, opening
their 1954 football season here last
Friday night, dropped the opener to
the junior varsity of Chowan College
by a score of 6 to nothing. '
Playing before a large number of
fans, the Indians displayed a fine de
fensive game but snowed a lack of
experience in developing offensive
play. The teams battled on even
terms through three quarters, then
Chowan gained a break by recovering
a Perquimans fumble on the Perquim
ans 26 yard line. The visitors scored
on the next play, passing for the
Perquimans won the toss, opening
the game, and elected to receive the
kickoff. During the first half, the
Indians held a definite edge, rolling
up three first downs, while the Per-
jqulmans line stopped the Chowan of
fense in its tracks.
Chowan showed an improved brand
of play in the third quarter, retaining
possession of the ball most of the time
and chalking up four first downs while
the Indians had none.
After Chowan scored in the open
ing minutes of the final period, the
Indians turned on the pressure and it
appeared they were headed for a TD
but a fumble on Chowan's 21-yard
line cost possession of the ball. - , '
D. A. Carver, Bruce Lowe, Arnold
Chappell and Eddie Overton were
standouts on defense for the Indians
while Paul and Tommy Mathews and
Billia Baker were best on offense. -The
"Indians will face a -tough op
pohent on Friday night When they
travel to Ahoskie to play tiie Ahoskie
Indians in the first Albemarle Confer
ence game of the season.: Ahoskie
has won two games thus far and 'will
be the favorite against Perquimans,
A 36-year-old copy of the Hertford
Herald, a predecessor to The Perquim
ans Weekly, was found last week by
Mrs. Thomas Nixon, whuVshe was
searching through some old papers at
her home on Church Street, v The pa
per, volume one, ncmber one, is the
first edition and carries the dateline
of September 27, 1918. It lists Jack
Wells as its editor and proprietor.
The publication, similar in size to
The Weekly, carries a number of in
teresting local stories, and several
items about World War I, and the
Fourth Liberty Loan bond campaign
then in progress.
One article . reported schools were
to .open September 30 and Prof. O.
Vernon Hicks was listed , as superin
tendent.; An appeal was carried urg
ing school children to help pick cot
ton, and another item reported retail
prices had not climbed as high as had
been predicted due to war shortages.'
L. W. Norman was listed as chair
man of the Liberty Bond drive and the
county , was asked to subscribe for
$100,000 worth of bonds.
Another article reported The Rad
cliffe Chautauqua, which had been
playing at the . Broughton Opera
House, had completed a successful
The paper carried a large number
of advertisements and listed local
business firms as,. Mrs. Jake White,
Southern Drug.Co.;; D. M. Fjelds prop.,
Webster's Service '-Station, Hertford
Banking Co., Hassen Brothers. Brinn
! Brothers, W.I.S. .Blanchard &. Son,
Farmers Bank !& -Trust Co., Major
Loomis Co., Stokes and Darden Bro
thers,. Winslow & White, dealers in
horses, mules, butrgies. wasrons and
carts, White & Company, Davenport
et tJiancnara, w. M. Morgan and Div
ers & Raper, dealers in Ford cars and
trucks. -. Only prices -carried in the Ads
to give comparison with today were
those of Divers and Raper which list
ed. Ford Touring cars at $525, road-'
sters at $500 and a chasis for $475.
Beard Names Lloyd
Rileg As Policeman 1
: The Board of CommissinTwrB for tTi
Town ojf Hertford, meeting in special
sessiop on Friday afternoon of 'last
week, appointed Lloyd E. Riddick to
fill thi vacancy", otk thft jocal .police
force. . V '.
1 Kiddick will succeed' A. E. Puck L
who resigned te post 6; accept ap
pointment to the State Highway Patrol-
The new police officer, who will
be assigned to nijht duty, is a veteran.
TT. . . . . I
is "larriea ana wsiaes in Hett-
PTA Groups To Sell
For r'3Xt Four 7ee!(s
Plan To Provide Funds
For PTA Toward An-'
Plans have been completed between
the ;' Parent-Teacher Association of
Perquimar.s. County Schools and The
Perquimans; Weekly for the PTA
members, and school representatives,
to serve as subscription agents for
The Weekly, seeking renewals and
new subscriptions to your home coun-
Ity newspaper for the next four weeks.
The plan was worked out to provide
fVia PTA 'ffflminfl roifli an nnnnrhinit.v
to acquire ;extra funds for use in
oelinnl octivitipq Hiirinfr th rnminer .
. .. .-..,
-Most of the subscriptions for The
Perquimans Weekly expire during the j
months, of -September through Decern- j
ber and a high commission will be!
renewal Subscriptions and reporting i
them to The Weekly office. The pub-
lie can participate in this plan by re
newing subscriptions to The Weekly
through any member of the PTA or
ganizations. Subscriptions given to
PTA members will be added to the
present subscription of the subscriber
and will run for one year. Thus, if
the subscription of an individual ex
pires next December and that person
gives a renewal to a PTA member the
subscription will be marked up to De
The Weekly, planning this event-
has not sent out notices of expiration
during the months of August, Septenv
ber and October, but all expired sub
scriptions will be discontinued unless
renewed through the PTA members
during the fcext three weeks. ;
Members of the Parent-Teacher As
sociations plan to make a house to
house1 canvass of the town and county
during the next three weeks, giving
every subscriber an opportunity to re
new his on Tier subscription through
the PTA, subscribers are requested
to give ' their support in -this drive
?nd aid thn in their effort to raise
undo. to'ovide extra and needed
equipment for the school children. -
By Rep. C.R. Holmes
The Legislation Committee of the
Perquimans Business and Professional
Women's Club had charge of the pro
gram when It. met Thursday night,
September 16, at Hotel Hertford for
its regular dinner meeting. Mrs. Rox
anna C. Jackson, chairman, introduced
Rep. Carroll F. Holmes, the speaker,
who chose for his subject, "Constitu
tional Government and Laws." He
gave the history of the Constitutional
Conventions in an interesting manner,
and his discussion of the Five Amend
ments to the Constitution was most
informative. Mr. Holmes reminded
the ffroup that with the growth ex
ransion and to the interest of the peo-
s. it has become imperative that cer
tain changes and amendments be made
to the constitution from time to time.
After having had these Amendments
explained, the members feel they can
go to the Polls this November election
and vote intelligently. - . .
Mrs. Grace -M. Coston. vice presi
dent, presided and opened the meeting
with the Uub collect read m unison
and singing "The Old North State."
She recognized Mr. and Mrs. Holmes
and Mrs. Carolyn R. Barker, guests
and the two new members, Mrs. Atha
E. Tunnell and Miss Dillwyn Denton.
Mrs. Tunnell is a member of the
Grammar School Faculty at Winfall
and Miss Denton is a member of the
High School.Faxnilty. ; ; , rr .
Mrs. Dora T, Riddick gave a report
on the Eighth District meeting of
BPW Clubs held in Scotland-Neck. ;
Using an impressive ceremony, Mrs.
Betty T. SwindelL past president; in
stalled the following officers: Presi
dent, Mrs. Emily T. Harrell; vice.pres
ident, ,Mrs. Grace? M.- Coston; record
ing secretary Miss Hulda Wood; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Essie H.
Burbage, and , treasurer, Mrs.' Minnie
Wilma W. Hurdle. The meeting clos
ed with the Qub Pledm and the Em
blem Benediction. 1 .
Hold Services Here ,
i Announcement is made that the Rt
Rev; Thomas H. Wright, D.D., Bishop
of the Diocese of East Carolina, of
Wilmington, will be in Hertford next
Sunday, September 26, and will con
duct services at Holy Trinity Episco
pal Chnwh at" v o'clock" in "the .even
Bishop Wright will be assisted by
V a Rev, C -;s V. V,V.f. of Wash
jjton. N. .C, the former rector, of
Ay Trinity. i
1' s pnV.:c is eord:ally invited to ftfc -
Piney Woods Friends Church Planning
1E9th Anniversary Observance Oct 3rd
Charlie Ford Reed
Charlie Ford Reed, 77, died Wed
nesday night at 9 o'clock at his home
near Hertford after a long illness.,
He was -the son of the late Corporal
and Mrs. Mannie Sumner Reed, of Per
quimans County, and husband of Mrs.
Addie White Reed.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ad
die White Reed; three sons, William
Reed, of Cisina Park, 111.', Dan S.
Reed of Detroit, Mich., and Charles F.
Reed of Fort Bragg; three daughters,
Miss Addie Reed of Hertford, Mrs.
A. P. Barbieur of Paxton, 111., and
Mrs. Hazel B. Matthews of Hertford;
four brothers, Wilson C. Reed, E. L.
K?ed, Dan Reed and C
W. Reed, all
Funeral services will be held Friday
at 2:30 P. M., at the Lynch Funeral
Home here with burial in Cedarwood
Pictures Of County
Children To Be Taken
Free; Run In Weekly
: It is an undisputed fact that the
responsibilities of tomorrow's world
our Nation, and Community will rest
upon the shoulders of the children of
today. Since this is true, the pub
lishers of this newspaper would like
to give you a good look at these fu
ture "World Builders".
The only way we can do this is by
publishing pictures of them in a fea
ture series. To assure the latest and
best reproduction pictures ... they
must all be of uniform size and quali
ty ... we have invited the Allen Stu
dios, a nationally known portrait stu
dio, to take these special pictures for
An expert children's photographer
for the Studios, with all the neces
sary 'i- equipment for this specialized
WorkV-'will be here Friday, October 8.
PictufeVwilk be taken at the Hotel
Hertford from 1 P. M., to 8 P. M.
To add to the interest and fun in
this exciting event, the Studios will
award $250.00 in CASH prizes
$125.00 to the t cutest girl; $125.00 to
the cutest boy. Each child photo
graphed in this community will auto
matically be ; entered in the contest.
The contest 'covers the states east of
the Mississippi River only. Beauty
alone does not count , . . The Studio
judges will base their selections upon
the personality and charm as portray
ed in the pictures. Every child is eli
gible. There is no charge to the parents.
There are absolutely no strings to
this invitation. It is bonafide in ev
ery "sensd of the word. Parents do
not have to be subscribers, nor even
readers of this newspaper to take ad-,
vantage of this feature. Neither are
they obligated to purchase pictures
after they are taken. Those who want
additional prints may obtain them byi , ! .
arrangement with the Studio repre-L The of the Perquimans County
sentative when they select the pose -Central Grammar School, held its first
thev want printed in the paner andimeetlm? of the year- in the school
entered in .the contest. It is entirelv
up to them.
The Weekly simply wants pictures
of all the youngsters and the more,
the better. So the Mothers and Fa
fhora'nf tlio onmmiiniHr ? iiU two
paper circulates should remember the1'!.1'' wh, had charge of the program,
date Friday, October 8, at the Hert !Mr?- Umphlett presented Mrs. - Earl
ford Hotel, and not fail to bring their
children to the photographer.
, You ' will Jbe mighty glad, after
wards if you did, and very, very sor
ry if you do not permit your children
to participate in this event. The kid
dies will have much fun and both Mo
ther and Dad and the youngsters,
who will be very proud to see their
pictures in print later. And remember,
your child may win one of those won
derful prizes to be awarded.
Charles Beecher Stallings, 64, diedl
last. Sunday at 12:15 P. M., follow
ing a heart attack.- He1 was the son
of the late Henry E. and Sarah Eliza
Surviving are his wife, Edna Cope
land Stallings; one son, Thurston Stal
lings of Ednton; a daughter, Mrs. Joe
Bousult of Norfolk;, a brother, Archie
Stallings of Hertford, and four grand
children, ":,-; '; .'"'
Funeral services were conducted at
the Lynch Funeral Home Tuesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev, A. L.
Chaplin, pastor of the Hertford Meth
odist Church. During the services the
church choir sang "Will, the Circle Be
Unbroken" and "Jesus, " Saviour, Pi
lot He." The choir was accompanied
at the organ by Miss Kate Blanchard.
F&llbearers were Harry Winslow,
; John N. Winslow, Howard Winslow,
Wendell Benton. Lofton Stallings and
;,C:"p''l S'-'Mnss. Interment was in
Guilford President To
Deliver Message At
Plans have been completed for the
observance of the 160th anniversary
of Piney Woods Monthly Meeting of
Friends on October 3, at the Meeting
in Belvidere, it was reported today
by the pastor, D. Virgil Pike.
The program will open with Bible
School at 10 A. M., followed by ser
vices at 11 A. M. Harold White will
sing a solo and Clyde A. Milner, pres
ident of Guilford College, who will
deliver the anniversary message will
be introduced by Mr. Pike.
A fellowship lunch will be served
on the grounds at 12:30 and an af
ternoon meeting will start at 2:30
o'clock. Mrs. Grace C. Ward will give
a history of Piney Woods.
A cordial welcome to all Friends and
visitors is extended for this anniver
sary celebration and best wishes irivSn
to all homecomers.
According to old records, meetings
for worship were held at Piney Woods
as early as 1754, and probably earlier.
The four acres of land where the
meeting house now stands were ob
tained by a donation of one acre by
Joseph Newby in 1794 and the pur
chase, for $20 of three acres from
Thomas Newby in 1832.
In 1788 Yearly Meetinir was held at
Wells, which stood between Winfall
and Belvidere. Wells meeting was dis
continued and Piney Woods Monthly
meeting was set up in 1794.
Belvidere Academy was established
in 1833 by Little River Quarterly
Meeting, and this school was conduct-!
ed at Piney Woods Meeting House un
til the building was completed. In
1899 this property was conveyed to
Piney Woods Monthly Meeting. The
corner stone for the new building was
laid November 20, 1903. In 1914 the
building was sold to the County and
it was destroyed by fire in 1935. The
old building forms the frame work
of the Timothy Perry home.
The old meeting house was replaced
by a new one about 1854. In that year
ajpiffiaf .the-, old building wasjld.
and today forms the foundation "for
tne Rubin Phthisic home. The present
meeting house was remodeled in 1927.
The Pastoral system was adopted at
Piney Woods in 1915. Adelbert Wood
was the first minister and he served
for three years. Other pastors, in or
der were' Absalom Knight, Herman
Parker, Bertha V. Smith (White)
Howard Yow, John Trivette, J. Waldo
Woody, Ben Millikan, Claude Bullock,
Carl Yow, and the present pastor, D.
Central PTA Plans
Yearly Program At
Meeting On Monday
: caf eteria Monday night, September
20, with the president, Mrs, B. F.
Bray, presiding. The PTA Song was
used as the opening number. Mrs.
Bray welcomed the parents and teach-
ers and recognized Mrs. Charlie Umph
Hpllowell, who gave an interesting de
votional, " using as her subject "The
Set of the PTA Sails". This was fol
lowed by a trio, composed of Raymond
Stanton, Marvin White, Wayne White,
accompanied by Mrs. Durwood Barber.
They gave a beautiful rendition of "A
During the business session the min
utes were read and approved and the
treasurer's report was given. Mrs.
W. H. Keel, vice president, gave a
report of the Executive Committee
meeting. Mrs. Keel stated that the
two main objectives of the year would
be playground equipment and books
and materials for the new library. The
membership drive was launched by
Mrs. Joseph Winslow, membership
cnairman. ane urged each parent and
teacher to become a member of the
PTA. Mrs. Ralph Harrell, magazine
chairman, presented the PTA maga
zine to the group and stated that the
goal this year is 50 subscriptions. It
was voted to sponsor a drive for sub
scriptions to The Perquimans Weekly.
Mrs. Bray recognized Mr. Biggers who
spoke briefly on . the building i pro
gram. S,i . '' v.-ve-vVi-'-''"
Mrs. Charlie Umphlett, program
chairman, announced that the Cumber
land Community, - with Mrs.; Bryant
Miller as chairman, would have Charge
of the October program; the subject
being "Anchors Away."
JThe attendance award was won by
Mrs. Abner Williams third grade
with 30 per cent of the parents pres
ent.;' .;,c - ,
A deghtful rc-?t:a was i J '
by all who attenf. L ., . '
' Cc'.r..:i Cisry,