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Hertford, Perquimans County, Nc.th Carolina, Friday, July 8, 1955.
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' IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT Woman t left is puzzling over modernistic bronze of anl
' ' equestrienne which Is being made ready fdr .mounting In Boston, Mass., Public Gartens ai : anl
- exhibit tor the fourth annual Boston Arts Festival " At tight, man with sweater over his head lsn i
MAT; startled by the Unusual treatment. He's Just using the garment as a makeshift darkroom-in h
- which to reload his camera, - ,
-. Senator Lyndon Johnson, Demo
vcratlf Majority Leader, 'was strick
en with; a heart attack last Satur
day., His condition is reported as
critical from Washington hospi
tal Johnson planned and direct
ed the Senate program during the
current "session of Congress and is
givejweredit lor the enactment pf
many of the progressive; programs
adopted during thesessioife. fie is
being: succeeded as majority lead
er, temporarily, by Sen. Clements,.
A?ew, high' mark for aeeiden-
' tal deaths Was Set during the're-H
cent Fourth of JuOjt holiday, accord
in? to C Katiepalv Safety Coun-
,"' J rrfveal 794 Jer-
sons uieu-. . wv- .uti ijiieuna.
nyt lies;, dialed1 k402,
drTiis jcounteil'orf 249 and
1 I' Brsoni ifljed from rflellane-
OsJ miiluips.' JTne Safety t?puncU
Ul predicted, the death, toll, would
reach 830 during the holiday ver-
. Further evidence of Russia's plan
for ptiuhlng co-existence was re
; vealed in Moscow last " jMdijlay
When-top' Russian onicials attend
' ed 'the. holiday party at the1 Amer
ican. 'embassy. .NikiW Krushchev,
head of the Communist Party, led
the Red delegation attending' the
event - It was the first time in his
tory the top Bed official attended
the annual July party staged by
the' American fficialsj,
.A strike in the steel ' industry
aa cancelled laBt Friday after ne
gotiators had reached agreement
between the company and union for
- a wage increase for steel workers.
Result of the agreement was1 an in
crease in the price of 'the product
by the company. , - . -
. 'William B. Rodman attorney of
Washington, K C, and a- veteran
lei'jlator, was appointed Attorney
General by Governor Hodges? to
succeed the late Hurry JlcMullan.
Tie appointment was made last
' FrJiSay during a ceremony held in
Ealuish. -,,!'. L .. .
rjszn Selected .
A 4-H" Club talent cpntest was
! 1 in the A srriculture Building
-?.ay eveing, Jiine 29 to se
5 , c a.1'7 "ora in talent for
''. "jn in t e diut.ict elimi
i i.i Vas'"Ton July 6fh.
i r ."lit:. ..,t in the contest
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Indians Take Wins
Over Colerain And
Chowan This Week
Victories Move Locals
Into Second Place In
The Perquimans Indians,' winnina;
two out of three games played dur
ing ttie past week, moved from
fourth place in the league standing
to second place, a half game be
hind Elisabeth City, league leaders.
- Ike Perth's diamondneers trounci
eABoyan. lfldfty.ji.ieht (by .aj.f;
6 count -behind tha.six-iut.prtchine
of tey 'BicRjrck whWanhed lh
Chowan batters. The Indians col
lecied 14 hits off three' Chowan
pitchers, including a home ran by
Johnny Morris. 1 Hertford tallied
four 'runs in the second and added
two' more in the third, : Chowan
scored one in the fourth then per
quimans 'added four more in the
sixth and Uljowan got three in the
last of the sixth, i The locals add
ed runs-in the 7th and 8th and
tallied-wice in the ninth; Chowan
scored its final two runs in the la3l
inning. Morris and Paul Mathews
with three hits each led the Indian
hitting, attack. Briggs With four
for four led Chowan,
, The Indians gained revenge over
Cojfcrain last Friday, winning a 10-
victory after losing to the Trap
pers ThurSday 16-7.' Colerain start
ed out strong scoring'two runs in
the first and-hird to hold a 4-0
lead. Perquimans tallied twice in
thd third then Colerain. added a
fifth' lru'n' in the fourth."' The "In
and Perry for1 seven runs in the
fourth to make the score 9-5. Cole
rain hit Paul Mathews for )I3 safe
ties during the-' first five Jnnings
Mathews tightened Up and shut out
the Trappers "during the last four
innings. He (fanned eight Cole
rain : butters during the - contest.
Morris with a triple, double and a
Bingle led the Perquimans hitting.
A. Winsjow" and Hunter : had two
safeties each.V " ' ,v .:..
Colerain swamped the Indians on
Thursday nifeht, uncorking a 16'
hit barrage apainst' A.trio of hurl
ers used by Manager Perry. The
Indians collected eight hits ' but
were unable to cope with the Cole
rain ' attack, which accounted for
runs'in all but three innings of the
contest. - The Indians tallied once
in the- third and . got six. runs in
the-nintK , .'. .J '
"The' Indians play Chowan Ijere
Friday night; ,-NAF here next
Tuesday and Elizabeth City here
next .Thursday7 night ' '" V,ij Jl.'
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FiHott, who is to succeed
' . as Town Clerk, and
-;iie Nixon, assistant
"rk ii the municipal
1: ', week.
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Assigned To County
- One change was madfIn assign
ment of Methodist pastors to
churches in 1 Perquimans County
during the annual Conference con
cluded last week at Fayetjteville.
"I. S. Richmond was returned to
Hertford as "pastor of -the local
Methodist Church and P. M. Potter
was reassigned to Anderson Church
of -th Chowan Charge. is.
sficceed H.: M; Jamie'solt whol had
, lpagt6i. iiperqoima'ns
Charge1 for. hutijBeif tf years.
Perquimans County closed its
i 954-55 fiscal, year-pn June 30 in
excellent f inancial condition it was
revealed in' report given the
County Commissioners on Tuesday
by Max Campbell, County Account
During the year the county car
ried out a number. projects in
cluding improvement to the Court
House and -grounds and renovated
the county home in preparation to
its conversion to a boarding home.
A, total of $24,000 was paid tc
ward curtailing the county's bonded
irdebtedriesa) which f.ow stands at
f407,000, Of the amount paid $16,
nno, was paid icr bonds issued for
bu'lding roads back iii 1923 and $8,-
000: -wag paid-on school building
bonds, i ' . , -
The county stayed fairly close
within the budget adopted in June,
1954; the improvement projects be
ing carried out with surplus, funds
and monies from non-tax sources.
Total: receipts - for -r the , year
amounted to J287.956.54 while ex
penditures wer$ $288,853.46. Cash
balances in various county funds at
the close pf (he year were $62,-
Receipts and expenditures for
each, of the -various funds during
the year were reported as follows:
General -fund; receipts $59,168.18,
expenditures $56,822.25; Poor Fund:
receipts $8,744.08, expenditures $7,
B82.7P; Debt Service! receipts $47,
005.82, . expenditures -: $42,013.49;
SchooQ Fund: 'celpt f,70,6l2.68,
expenditures ' $70,141.05; ' Welfare
Administration: receipts' $10,009.53,
expenditures' $10,199.15. v
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The rcgulrr July meeting of the
Board of Conmicsionerg for the
Town of E ' "'-d will be held next
I" n-y-r' i t' e Municipal
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At the regular meeting of tni
Home Demonstration County Coun
cil in the : : Agricultural BuildjAlr
on Thursday afternoon, June 30th',
the 4-H Club girls had their annual
county elimination program.' ' The
program consisted of the dress
vue, public speaking and demS-'
strations." Mrs Florence Webb,
sistant home agent, introduced t!f isA
Violet Winslow who was narrati
for the dress revue and announoed
the other numbers on the programs
Winning first place'' honors' for
the county senior 4-H Club '.were
Annie Lou Lane and Carolyn Gjly
Howell. Annie Lou won. first place
in the dress revue and Carolyn Cay
in public speaking. Other win
ners in the dress revue weret Sen
ior 4-H second place, Nancy Lane;
third place, 'Ann White. In the
Junior 4-H Revue first place 'was
won by Ann Lane and second plftcel
by Sarah Ward. -Other jrirls who
modeled dresses they had made and
who also were commended by the
judges were: " Senior 4-H 'ers Caro
lyn Gay Howell, Jean Edwards, Ra.
chel Spivey, Beth Skinner and Pat
sy Elliott. Junior 4-H'ers Sarfdra
Hudson and Mary Ellen dwards.
All twelve of the girls who -made
and modeled dresses or outfits re
ceived loud applause for a job well
done. : Pianists for the dress revue
were Ann White and Ann Lane. .;
In public speaking the two"' con
testants" Carolyn, Gay Howell and
Rachel Spivey both gave well pre
pared and well presented talks.
Judges for tlv.- two contests wei
Miss Lydia Griffin, Gates County
home agent; Miss Helen McDonald.
Chowan . County ; assistant home
agent, and Mrs. George Alma By
rum, of Edenton, a former Chowan
home ager.v ' y -
Following the contest Cemonstra
tions were given in Dairy Foods.
Vegetable Use and Opening a Feed1
Sack,' Rach) Spivey and Jean Ed
ward presented-, a Dairy - Food!
Demonstration in which they. ahow-
ed He procedure in making tasty
bjtnana mik'-4rfiak:and gave rea
sons .for including dairy foods i"
thevdief. , : -4'?''-
' Annie i Lou Lane and i Jo Ann
Matthews gave a demonstration on
Vegetable Umn which they gave
the importance .tf vegetables' in the
diet and Showed the procedure in
preparing an attractive vegetable
salad.': -j'V .
vAnri Lane, who is in Junior 4-H
gave a short talk on the -merits and
importance of opening a feed sack
correctly, and showed 'garments
that eould be madeol feed sacks
when thoy are opened correctly.
This Is a new demonstration for
girls and boys who cany a poultry
' Following this elimination' girls
who. will represent Perquimans
County Senior Clubs in district
elimination on July 6 in Washing
tort are: Public Speaking, Carolyn
Gay Howell; Dairy Foods, Rachel
Spivey and Jean Edwards; Vege
table Use, Annie Lou Lane and Jo
Ann Matthews; Opening a Feed
Sack, Carolyn Gay Howell. Annie
Lou Lane will represent the county
at the State Dress Revue during
4-H Club Week in Raleigh and Jean
Edwards will at the same time par
ticipate in the State Health Pag
eant as Health Queen from Per
The Motor Vehicle Department
has announced a new driver's li
cense regulation- that will affect
thousands of Tar Heel servicemen'
stationed outside the" state. ; ''
The new legislation passed by the
recent General." Assembly became
effective July 1 and requires out of
state. Tar Heel servicemen to rq
new their operator's permits by
mail., , , v , , i
'.. Formerly no renewal was neces
sary, so -long as the driver was in
service at a military installation
outside North Carolina. ,
However, after JuJyl 1 renewals
must be secured..; The agency said
arplicanta should notify the Motor
Vehicle Department shortly bffere
t'-n'r lVense Is to expire. -A re
i m will then be mailed for
:- ' '"t to corr-' -te and re-1
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'.DESIGNED FOR POLIO VICTIMS-rDesigned for usey nearly
'paralyzed polio victims who still have control of neck and facial
muscles, the motorized chair pictured above is the development of
Ed Tilden Atkins, of Chicago, 111. Instrument panel before the
patient's face may be actuated by a stick held in the mouth, pro
,f trading rod is nose operated; controls forward-reverse motion of
chair. Fashioned of aircraft parts, mechanism is powerful enough
to pull portable chest respirator
Mrs. Baroara roiiara. -
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Over Dismissal Of
Peanut Ejection Is i
I Scheduled July 23
1 The question of continuing and
increasing a promotional assess
ment on peanuts will be decided by
forth , Ca.rolina peanut' - growers
July 23 : :i ,. t
Plart'ri toil a ' 'refewaiifum on the
matter, have beeit'' announced by C,
Si Alexander, - Of Scotland Neck,
president of the North Carolina
Peanut Growers Association. The
proposal to be submitted, he said,
will be for an assessment of two
cents per. 100 pounds of peanuts
produced and sold during the crop
years 1956, 1957 and 1958. The as
sessment in effect since 1953 has
been at the rate of one cent a hun
Voting by growers on such as
sessments is authorized by a state
law for the promotion of use and
sale of agricultural products. The
amount of a promotional assess
ment is limited to one-half of one
per cent of the value of a crop.
Alexander said the peanut refer
endum will be held jointly in the
peanut-producing counties with the
referendum among tobacco grow
ers on continuing an assessment of
10 cents an acre to be used by To
bacco Associates, Inc., to promote
the sale of flue-cured tobacco. The
polls will be open from 7 A. M.,
to 7 P. M., at the usual ASC poll
l Any land owner, sharecropper or
tenant producing peanuts will be
eligible to vote. A two-thirds ma
jority is required for approval of
the proposal. -'.' -
County Home Now
Under New Status
.: The Perquimans County Home,
operated by the County for a long
number of years, is now under a
new status. Effective last Friday,
July 1, J. C. Morgan, formerly su
perintendent of the home, leased
the property for the purpose of op
erating a private boarding home.
. Vnder the terms of . agreement
between Mr. Morgan and the Board
of County Commissioners the con
version : of the property into a
boarding home is expected to -provide
an even better service for In
mates at lower operational costs to
the county. 'ii ':..ii- .
The county, retains" the right to
place inmates in the home, and. at
the sanvs time Mr. Morgan has" the
privilege of- taking guests Under
private contract v
' Plans for converting: the home
have been, under consideration for
t' e past year, and during the last
; 'h repairs have been ny5e to
i iperty rrcrarlr.g it for State
as well as patient, as modeled by
Commissioners for : Perquimans
County went ort record, during their
meeting here last Tuesday, oppos
ing action on the part of the De
partment of Conservation and De
velopment in ; relieving Thomas
Nixon of his duties as County
Forest Ranger. Nixon, employed
last year on a probationary basis,
was dismissed from his job effec
tive July .lis .i,'.((fcA1.v'.' ri (t
During aiiongidfecusaion of the
situation? jniiU(Ud 'Wng the
Board meStmlf, P.VM.' ITililman of
the State office related to the Com.
missioners the department's reason
for the action.; A large delegntion
of local residents, many of whom
had had need of Mr. Nixon's ser
vices during the past year, present
ed requests ?nd recommendations
in behalf of Mr. Nixon and his re
tention of the job.
Alter consideration of the mat
ter the Commissioners adopted a
resolution in which they stated that
in the opinion of the Board no sat
isfactory reasons have been pre
sented justifying the dismissal of
Mr. Nixon as County Ranger, and
request is hereby made that he be
reinstated as Ranger for Perquim
Mr. Tillman advised the Board
that he did not have the authority
to say if the matter will be recon
sidered by the State Department;
such action must be handled by the
State Forester. v
fending final action on the mat
ter the county is without the ser
vices of a County Ranger, although
Mr. Tillman, it was reported, advis
ed the Board that the service will
provide fire protection in the event
a forest fire should break out with
in the county. , : s '
acception as a boarding home.
State officials inspected and ap
proved the home last week, and a
boarding home license has been is
sud to Mr, Morgan.
Title to the property is retained
by the County , which assumes re
sponsibility for upkeep and medi
cal care of county inmates residing
at the home. ,
Inmates residing at the home
prior to July 1 have been placed
upon the welfare rolls, from which
comes -the costs of maintaining
them in the home. The costs being
shared by local, state and federal
sources. : "" ; ;A'vJ ' '
Conversion of the home, it is an
ticipated, will save the county ap
proximately .$4,6000 in operational
costs during the current fiscal year.
MASONS TO MEET
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge
No. 107, A, P., & A..UV..WU1 meet
Tuesday night fit 8 o'clo& V
Board Adopts Nev
Budget At Session;
Held Last Tuesday
Local GOC Alerted
For Watch Saturday
The Perquimans County Ground
Observer Corps has been alerted
for a 12-hour watch beginning at
9 A. M., Saturday, July 9 and end
ing at 9 P.M. The name of this
exercise will be known as "Sky-
train V", ' Its purpose is to serve
as a training exercjse to increase
operational efficiency of the
Ground Observer Corps and to pro
vide systems of training in low al
titude surveillance and interception
(The Perquimans Post will be one
of the approximately 230 observa
tion posts in 57 counties in North
All observers will report to the
new observation tower which is lo
cated on the local health center
The marriage of Miss Mary
Frances Winslow, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil Calvert Winslow, of
Hertford, to Leonard Burl Cobb,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs, Leonard
Burl Cobb, of Hertford, took place
Sunday afternoon, June 26, at 5
o'clock at the Methodist Church,
Hertford. The Rev. I. S. Richmond,
pastor of the church, performed the
double ring ceremony in a setting
of palms, ferns, and aisle stands
of white gladioli and snapdragons
and lighted cathedral candles. Miss
Kate Blanchard, church organist,
played the weddinsf music, and itc-
cohipahied '' Mis ItatheHne ' Kcle
"The Lord's Prayer." :.': '.:'ij.
: Given in marriage by her (broth
er, the bride wore a white gown
of .Chantilly lace and tulle, fash
ioned with a scalloped "V" neckline,
tight fitting bodice trimmed in ir
ridescent sequins and long lace
sleeves ending in points over the
hands. '' The bouffant skirt formed
a scalloped redingoat over tulle and
rippled into a chapel length train.
Her fingertip veil of illusion was
arranged from a lace over satin
bapulet outlined with seed pearls.
She carried a prayer book covered
with a white orchid and showered
Miss Myrtle Gordon Williams
was maid of honor. She wore aj
full length gown of yellow satin
finished cotton, styled with a drap
ed bodice and draped cap sleeves.
She carried a nosegay of mixed
flowers and wore a bandeau of
matching flowers in her hair.
Noah Reed Felton, of Hertford,
was best man. The groomsmen
were Corbin Cherry of Hertford,
Johnny Winslow of Whiteston,
Buck Gray of Edenton, and Bob
by Stallings of WinfaM.
Mrs. L. C. Winsow of Hertford,
was mistress of ceremonies.
The mother of the bride wore a
mauve street length dress of satin
finished cotton with black acces
sories and a corsage of red roses.
The bridegroom's mother wore a
navy blue sheer dress with a white
lace collar with white accessories,
and a corsage of red roses.
The bride is a graduate of Per
quimans High School and attend
ed East Carolina College. The
bridegroom also graduated from
Perquimans High. School.
Following their return from a
wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Cobb are
residing in Norfolk where Mr. Cobb
In Recess Tuesday
'. Perquimans ; County ' Recorder's
Court was in recess last Tuesday
because of the use of the Court
room by the County Commissioners
holding their July meeting. . All
cases listed on the court docket
were set for hearing at the next
term of court..'-: ' iy'ijJ;:J :0
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WEEKLY CHURCH SCHOOL"
Holy Trinity Church will have
Church School weekly at 9:45 A.
M., until further notice, it waa an
nounced this week by the Rev. Pfcul
Shultz, rector of the church." -
Vows Spoken In
Contract Awarded On
Oil For Year; Tax
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County, meeting in
regular session here) Tuesday,
adopted its proposed budget for the '
fiscal year 1955-56 and set the
county tax rate at $1.65 per hun
dred dollar valuation.
One change was . made in the
proposed budget when the Board
approved an additional $384 for the.
District Health Department, bring
ing the total outlay for this de- -partment
for the year to $7,785. . '.
The budget as adopted calls for
expenditures during the year in the '
amount of $290,111.
Other matters handled during the
Board meeting included the ap
pointment; of Julian C. Powell to
serve as tax supervisor for a per
iod of two years.
The appointment of Miss Minnie
Lee Winslow by W. H. Pitt, Clerk
of Court, to serve as deputy clerk
of the Recorder's Court was ap
proved by the Commissioners at a
salary of $25 per month.
Bids, received for furnishing the
county kerosene and fuel oil for the
coming year,, were opened and con
tracts were awarded Towe Oil Co.,
which was low bidder for the pro
Approval was voted by the Board j
for the drawing up of a new jury :
list for the county and the task of :
preparing this list is expected to. '
be completed sometime next month. -
Sheriff J. K. White was granted '
authority to have the interior of
the jail painted following presenta
tion of a recommendation made by
the State Inspector. ; . ;"
Jf.. C Morgan f lreportedj the
Board on' repairs mad J"ther4oun--tv
home 'brionto its-cfanveesion toi
atidaMiiig'Hb'hiet siatink state IW
cense" for operation of the Boarding'
Home has been Issued. ! . - "
The Board also received reports
from County Extension workers
and the Department of Welfare. ' .
Changes Mede In
Various Clinics At
Dr. B. B.; McGuire, District
Health Officer, announces that It
has been necessary to make chang- -
es in clinic schedules in the District
Health Department, which he hopes
will cause no hardship no the pub
lic. The changes are necessary due
to shortage of nurses and to enable
many people to attend at more coh-v
venient hours.. '
The list of clinics are: Immuni- '
zation and foodhandlers, 1-5 P. M,J
Thursdays; Veneral Disease, 6-6 P.
M., Thursdays', Pre-natal and Welt
Baby Clinics, 1 P. M., Wednesdays;
Midwives, 2-4 P. M., Third Mon
days; Orthopedic, 8 A. M., to 12
noon, last Tuesday of each month
in Elizabeth City. '
Cancer clinic' For Information
phone 5420 Elizabeth City or writs'
Drawer 651, Elizabeth City, N. C
From 2 to 3 P. M., Dr. McGuire
will be in the following health of
fices: Edenton, Mondays; Hert
ford, Tuesdays; Camden, Wednes
days. ' ' ',,
Dr. McGuire may be seen In the
Elizabeth City offices Monday
through Friday around. 4:00 P. M.v,
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Board Of Education
In Meeting Tuesday . . I
September 1" was set as the open .
ing date for Perquimans County
schools by the Board of Education
which was in session here .last
Tuesday night for Its regular Jul
meeting. t -,t-tv ,
The Board appointed C P. Mor
ris as eost and property eleek to
the Board, succeeding . , T. Skin
ner, Jr., who resigned the position
last month. '':,"! ;
Further discussion on progress-'
school building repairs being mi
this summer was held, and f
Board named the superint"'
J. T. Biggere and Board Chaii--J.
Edgar Morris to supervise '