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Hertford, Perquimans CountyjNorth Carolina,-Friday,' July 15, 1955.
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Last 1 ni
W. G. Newby, clerk for the Town
"Ts f Hertford for the past 25 years,
.. I Hired from that position this
:' reek following completion of an
audit, of the town's books for the
, paBt fiscal year, ,
. He was succeeded as clerk,--by
Bobby Elliott who .began his duties
July. J, following' appointment to
Uhe position by the Town Board
; last month. s
V On Thursday morning a group of
V' town officials, including Mayor V.
, N. Darden, members of the Board
', arid co-workers of Mr. Newbv's
gathered Rt the Municipal Building
j at which time Mr.. Newby was pre
sented' a gold watch, a gift of his
v co-workers as a token of .esteem
i and appreciation for' the services
J rendered during the years he had
served as town clerk.'
, Mr. Newby served as town clerk
lander a number of administrations
and witnessed much progress and
advancement ol the town govern
ment during ms tenure or oince.
- At the meeting of the Town
Board last Monday night, his last
in otlicuu capacity, ne expressed
Ms , appreciation for the coopera-
tion he had .received from the
Board and the public.
' Machinery has, been se$ in mo
. tion by Governor Hodges; for a
', Jdy of Nor Carolina's tax. laws
' with the appointment of a nine
man commission appointed by.jthe
' Governor 1 ;st Satui? ;The! j?n
., mediate' nee J, fo revamping state
' . embly.WhicK ,waa faced with; the
Usk of Jncreasing 'state revenljM
-L. -v. i - ' .... ir . J--fsff'' nm...
. , In order to paiance w uuuijew
' ' eonmissirfiapioin: fcyj M Gov
ernor will make a study of the sit
uatlon'durlng the next 1 months,
and recommendations will be. made
to the-' State : Budget "Advisory
Board and to the next General As
A State Advisory Committee on
Education, headed by Tom Pearsail
of jKocky Mount, ha recommended
North Carolina schools be operat
ed on a segregated basis during the
1865-66 school year ft was report
ed from Raleigh last Satupiay.
The recommendation has been con
. 1 curred with by other high state of
ficials. '' -' - -
Three former U. S. soldiers, cap-
turtd as prisoners of war by the
Chinese Communists ' during ; the
Korean war, and who refused to
Nme home during the exchange of
prisonert, are' now ;eriroute to the
United States Under custody Of ne
; State Department, ine tnree were
released by the Communists last
- week and are expected to arrive in
this country July 29, Interviewpd
In Hong Konf the trio said they
preferred prison In the U. S. to life
in Red China.
A report from Raleigh this weeK
announced resumation of anti-polio,'
lihots among first and second grade
children of, tho state , is expected
, wl'hin tle near future, following
arrival of additional vaccine which
will be transmitted to" local health
. d- rartmnt units as soon as it is
received ty the Stat Health Pe.
partmert. . .
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At Whiteston Church
' Plans are being formulated for
a homecoming at Up Rjver Friends
Church in Whiteston on Sunday,
July 81, it was reported today. .
" All non-resident members and
former : members are invited and
urged to "attend the event. J. Hugh
White of Winston-Salem, will bring
the message at the 11 A. M., ser
vice. Special , music I will be pre
sented and. dinner will be served
at the church, ' ?
The Perquiman8 County Ground
observer Corps tower which has
been under construction for several
months haB been completed, with
the exception 'of the wiring for
electricity, thanks to the contribu
tions ' of labor, money, and items
from the citizens of the county."
-The towers which Js located on
the Health Center property is
made of structural steel and is 30
feet from base to top.-; The build
ing part which is eight feet square
and ten feet high is constructed of
wood and has sliding windows" en
three sides. " The outside is paint
ed white with the inside green.'
The labor1 pn the tower was done
free of charge by the following
meii who worked after working
hours; it nights and op their days
off: Louis Tarkingto who did aM
acetylene torches welf as super
vising the rest of the wrk, Charlie
Skinner,' Jr., Mario$'$wndelJ, Jlni
Beers and Billy White. f;?They tf ere
assisted by Jaihes Divers, Francis
Nixon; and Archie T..Lane, Jfc;
Money for the project was given
by, the .' foHowing! ; Perquimans
County, $100.00; Town of Hertford,
J50.00; BPW Club, $30.00; Jaycees,
$25.00; Lions Club, $25.00; Per
quimans County PTA, 25.00; Per
quimans County Federation , of
Home-Demonstration Clubs, $25.09;
Rotary Club, $25.00. This was a
total! of $350.00 in cash, $229.90 of
which went to purchase the steel
alone. The remaining $79.10 we
spent for outside plywood for the
building and other needed material.
X Firms and individuals contribut
ing'' materials were: A. R. Wins,
low's Mill, Edwjn White's Mill,
Paul Tucker's Mill, C. D. White A
Son, J. C. Blanchard & Co. Land
ing. Bros.i t Pitt . Hardware Co.,
Towe-Webb Motor Co., Ellis Mil
ler, Bill Fowler, Winslow-Blanch-
. ar(1 MotpF Coi" Ray White,' Twi-'
ford's Funeral Home, Billy White,
Charlie Skinneri Sr., Charlie Skin
ner, Jr., : Louis iTarkington, John
Beers, Murray Motor Parts, Mar
ion Swindell, J, O. ' White lit, and
Harris Building & Supply Co,
; The GOC Supervisor and the citi
zens of Perquimans County are
dppnlv annreciative to the above
mntioiied individuals and firms
who have made it possible for the
county-to have the only steel GOC
tower in the State of North Caro
lina.' " ; 1
On SchoGl Project
- Major renovations to Perquim
ans High School, which have been
underway for two weeks; is pro
gressing according to schedule, it
was reported by J. T. Zzz
school superintendent. 1 ; "':
New-ceilings are being, installed
in all dlassroomg of the building,
the work being almost completed
on the first floor;, the plastering is
being repaired .in the auditorium
and two fire exits are being in
stalled in this room, as recommend
ed by the State Fire Marshal.
Included in the repairs is a com
plete rewiring of the building and
remodeling of the- toilet rooms.
I'. '3 work is expected to be com
r' ' j f "'.)-' the installation of
i ' " ' t v- : "i roo""T.
County GO C To
TYPICAL SPRINGTIME fallout pattern last day's "danger area" Is shown within the solid
April 21 for Minneapolis, Duluth, Milwaukee and black "LtnesVot Constant Dosage," scaled to in-
Chicago. The "lsochrones" (curved dotted lines ' dicate the estimated radiation Intensity for the
marked in hours) show how soon and how far first 36 hour of fallout in areas at varying dls- v
H-bomb fallout would have covered the earth tanees from (he blast. Evacuation of at least the
ander that day's prevailing wind conditions; The danger area would be probable. (rCDA Photo)
The' Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club held its
first meeting of the new club year
Thursday night, July 7, at die home
of Mrs. Dora T. Kiddick.
. During the business hour, Mrs.
Roxanna C. Jackson, first vice pres
ident, presided iii the absence of
the president, Mrs. Emily T. Har
rell, when programs and plans for
the year wew discussed, and vari
ous reports were heard from the
delegates whe attended .the State! - - J.
$hWo of BPW Qub3,.heldink:?
Raleigh. f 's,
.r. The Jlxecptive' 3odrd! presented
the follawihg comm'tttoed and chair
men, which Were accepted: "Stand
ing Committees: Education .' and
Vocations, Grace M. Coston and Vi
ola D. Nachman; Health and Safe
ty, Miss Dillwyn Denton and Miss
Audrey Umphlett; International
Relations, Mary D. Robertson; Pub
lic Affairs, Miss Thelma Elliott;
National Security; Eetty T. Swin
dell; Program Coordination, Roxan
na C. Jackson; Legislation, Miss
Kate Blanchard; News Service,
Alice M. Towe; Radio and Televis
ion, Betty T. Swindell; Finance,
Mary Dale S. Lane; Membership,
Atha E. Tunnell; and Parliamen
tarian, Dora T. Riddick.
Retired Business Women (State
Project), Miss Hulda Wood; Local
Loan Closet (for the sick), Roxan
na C. Jackson and Essie H. Bur-
Music, Mary Dale S. Lane;
Scrapbook, Dora T. Riddick; By-th-
dar.B-EJIigetfiupn.,,,,,..-. her home with her
per, Margaret w. Bagiey; wospi -
ality, Sallie McN. Lane; Bulletin
Editor, Alice M. Towe, and Year
Book, Roxanna C. Jackson, Minnie
Wilma W. Hurdle and Miss Hulda
During the social hour, the hos
tess served a delectable refresh
ment course of home-made ice
cream, an assortment of ' cookies
and other delicacies.
GOC In 12 Hour
- The Perquimans Ground Observ
er Corps participated in a 12 hour
alert Saturday; July 9 with a total
of 17- observers, observing during
the day. The alert which was
known as "Skytraih V" served as a
training exercise to increase opera
tional efficiency of the Ground .Ob
server Corps,, and it involved sev
eral sou&eastern states- The local
post was one rf the approximately odjgt churen Msktei b Rey
230 observaOonposts in .57. count mm pagtor ef the Chureh
ties in North Carolina , parijeipat;,, Christof Hizabeth City. Burial
The Jiew observation' tower was
used for the first time and proved
to be highly satisfactory. , : : '
Observers participating -were
Mrs. D. M. Jackson, Mrs. Lawrence
Towe, Ea -1 Dunsmoor, Jr., Billy
Ty, " " "- Tucker, John Mat
i, ' J'iUhews, Fran's
1 Ai pleton. Ed?ir
Y. '.' fr, Guy
An attempted robbery of a safe
in the office of Harrell Gas & Coall
Company on Wednesday night of
last week failed when the burglers
were unable to open the safe doors.
Using an electric drill and other
small tools stolen earlier from the
Perquimans High School garage
the would-be safecrackers knocked
the combination off the safe door
and drilled a hole in the door fac.
bers left the building after having
ransacked the files and pffiee of
the company, leaving part. of, the
tools in the office. ' . ' V
'Sheriff J. Kelly White,. who is
continuing an' investigation of the
attempted robbery said the thieves
entered the high school ' garage to
secure tools to be used at the Har
rell company office. Nothing was
reported missing from the garage
except the tools, part of which
The Sheriff stated several clues
were uncovered in the investiga
tion and these are being followed
tip by the authorities.
Held Last Friday
. Mrs. Henrietta Morgan Matthews
age 78, died Thursday morning at
2:45 o'clock at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. G. R. Bateman,
Route 3, Elizabeth City, after an
illness of several months. She was
, . . M . voava
Mrs.' Matthews was the daugh
ter of the late Grant and Jane Al
bertson Morgan and the widow of
Whitt Matthews and wns member
of the Hertford Methodist Church.'
?; She is survived by four daugh
ters, Mrs. G. R. Bateman of Eliza
beth City, Mrs. Lucille Matthews
of Hertford, Mrs. Preston Dennis
of Parsonburg, Md., and Mrs. Rog
er Parsons of Delmar, Va.; four
sons, Jim Matthews of Elizabeth
City, Moody Matthews of Hertford,
Tommy Matthews of Drivers, Va..
and Woodrow Matthews of Hyatts
ville, Md.; one' sister, 'Mrs. Eula
Russell of Hertford;; two brothers,
j Grant ' Morgan' of Fort Thomas,
Ky., and Merritt Morgan of Nor-,
folk, Va.; 21 grandchildren and 17
1 Fiiherat services were conducted
last Friday' afternoon at 8 o'clock
in the chapel of the Twiford Fun
eral Home by the Rev. I. S. Rich-
na,tnr . f. a Ho J AfK
ponKMW1 v ,j0
pj Matthew8( Moody MatthewS(
I T- t lw mi.
Matthews, ' Grant Bateman and
Wade Bateman. . Burial was in Ce
darwood Cemetery. ' ' ' v
A . family reunion was held re
cently at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
". D. Lne. T '7-three were
f t '.' e ; ' '" r sei'V T
The wedding of Miss Mary Scott
Daniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Faul Daniel, of. Raleigh, and Carl
ton , Alderman Davenport, Jr., son
of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Davenport
St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral in
Honolulu, Hawaii. ' p i.i J.
The Rev.; James S. CoXi deanlof
the Cathedral, officiated. !-
The bride wore a waltz length
gown of powder blue chahtllly lace
and Bilk organza, fashioned with a
sweetheart, neckline, shirred cap
sleeves, and' a bouffant' skirt. Her
short net Veil was attached to a
feathered bandeau. She carried a
white prayer book ' Covered with
Mrs. Davenport is a graduate of
Woman's College, Greensboro and
for the past two years was a mem
ber of the faculty of Greenville
schools. The bridegroom graduat
ed from Severn School, Severn,
Md., and attended North Carolina
Stato College, where he was a
member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, so
.' The couple are making fheirl
home in Honolulu where Dr. Dav
enport is stationed ' at Schofield
Newbold Rites Held
Funeral services for Miss Ma
thilda K. Newbold, who died Thurs
day at the Chowan Hospital after
a long illness, were held Saturday
morning at 1 o'clock at the Lynch
Funeral Home. The Rey. Paul E.
Shultz, rector of Holy Trinity Epis
copal Church, officiated and burial
was in Cedarwood Cemetery. ;
' - Pa"lbearers were Corbin Dozier.
Walter Edwards, Jonas Futrell,
Charles Skinner, Henry Clay
Stokes and Silas Whedbee., V
Miss Newbold was the daughter
of the late Henry Clay and Mary
Ann Whitehead Newbold of Per
quimans County. .'...!
She was a graduate nurse of S
Margaret's Hospital, Boston, Mass.,
and spent many years nursing in
Boston and White Plains,' New
York.. She returned to Hertford in
1933 and made her home with her
sister, the late Mrs. C. T. Sumner,
. Surviving .ire the following niec
eg and nephews: Thomas, Charlie
Ford, and Mary Sumner of Hert
ford, Mrs, Almira. Field of Ports
mouth,,, Va., Robert Sumner of
Baltimore, Md., Henry Sumner of
Tampa, f la., Mrs. J. m. vau ana
Mrs. Eula Nixon of Edenton, Hen
ry Clay Newbold of Elizabeth City
and Herbert 'Newbold of Newport
News, Va, "
.. r MASONS TO MEET
The Perquimans l.Iasonic Lodfre
To. 106, A. F., & A. M, will meet
Bain during the past week caus
ed postponement of. two out of
three baseball games scheduled by
the Perquimans Indians. The only
contest played during the week was
against Chowan here last Friday'
The Indians defeated Chowan 13
3 in a game featured by the pitch
ing and hitting of big Paul Mat
thews. Matt fanned 19 Chow.in
batters, gave up only five hits and
walked two. He drove in five runs
for the Indians, hitting two singles
and two triples.
Perquimans scored 13 runs on 12
hits and six walks. Hunter, Towe
pnd Kiddick each had two safeties
during the game. Chowan scored
three runs on five hits and two
Fred Williford went seven in
nings on the mound for Chowan
and was touched for eight runs,
nine hits and he walked three. Ap
pleby took over in the eighth in
ning and got himself in trouble
right from the start as Hunter
singled, Matthews tripled and thrse '
other Indians walked. Hawkins
came on with one man out, struck
i out White, gave a single to Kid
dick and forced Morris to fly to
center after five runs were in.
'After the fourth inning Mat
thews did not allow a single hit
until the ninth when Joe Kogerson,
former Perquimans High player,
singled past third. During that
four inning stint, Matthews regis
tered 10 strikeouts against the 13
men to face him.
ing week calls for the Indians to
dsy night, and go to Elizabeth City
Friday night. Edenton plays in
Hertford next Tuesday night and
Colerain is here next Thursday
' An interesting and informative
talk on the foundation and opera
tion of the Future Farmers of
America was presented at the
meeting of . the Hertford Rotary
Club Tuesday night when Clarence
Chappell, Jr., secretary of the State
FFA and one of the county's out
standing FFA leaders, was guest
Chappell, introduced by Bill Da
vis, program chairman, told the Ro
tarians of the foundation and
growth of the FFA organization.
He pointed out the FFA was found
ed in Virginia and that North Car-,
olina now has the largest member
ship in the nation excepting Texas;
there being 460 FFA Chapters in
He explained the requirements
for membership in FFA and of the
advancement made by each youth
up to the highest honor awarded,
that being Star Farmer of Ameri
The organization, Clarence said,
has an advisory council of adults
but is operated and controlled by
the youthful FFA members. .
Specter At Rotary
tD:.17 TO EVEN Major Charles W. Valenconr. ASilwankee,
If Is of i't comptroller's section, Army headquarters, Tokyo, Japan,
burns a boa of KSUUtary Payment Certificates. These are the "MTCV ,
nsed by sir- 1 forces personnel in sversea areas. When they are
Hertford Board In
Hertford's Town Board met Mon.
day night, in routine session, in the
Municipal Building. Town Attor
ney Chas. E. Johnson advised the
Board of progress being made in
the town's effort to secure land
from the Norfolk-Southern Rail
road Company for the enlargement
of the Negro cemetery. He stated
the matter of conveying the land
to the town is now being studied by
officials of the railroad.
The Board appropriated the sum
of $100 for advertising in connec
tion with a magazine article about
Hertford and Perquimans County
proposed by the State magazine.
County 4-H Club
Members Excell At
Perquimans County 4-H girls and
boys brought back their part of the
honors from the Eastern District
Eliminations in Washington, N. C,
on Wednesday, July 6th.
The program was held at the
Washington High School and Fair
Ground. The day began at 9:45
with an assembly of all. contest-
,ts' agents leaders, parents and
in the school cafeteria.
Participating in the pre-contest
program were L. R. Harrell, State
4-H Club leader; L. B. Dixon, As
sistant State 4-H Club leader; C.
S. Mintz, District Farm Agent,
Miss Florence Cox, District Home
Agent, and Don. Chaplin of Tyr
rell County, who gave the Devo
tional. From this assembly all con
testants adjourned to assigned
rooms or other places to present
demonstrations. There were 18
contests with 14 counties partici
pating and Perquimans 4-HVrs
won first place in seven contests.
Winning demonstrations and con
testants for Perquimans-were: Cot-!
ton Production and Marketing,, Joe
Rogerson and Belmont Perry; Pea
nut Production and Marketing, Ir
vin Mansfield; Dairy Foods Team,
Rachel Spivey and Jean Edwards;
Forestry, Julian Howell; Soil and
Water Conservation, Billy Hudson
and Daniel Eure; Vegetable Mar
keting, Lois Violet Winslow and
Clarence Chappell, Jr.; Vegetable
Use, Annie Lou Lane and Jo Anne
These winners will compete for
State honors at 4-H Club Week at
State College during the week of
. Others to participate for Per
quimans County were Poultry, Kay
Howell; Farm and Home Electric,
Wallace Baker and "Whittie" Mat
thews; Dairy Management, Clar
ence Chappell, Jr.; Tractor Opera
tion, Thomas Ed ChappeOl; Talent,
Jean Long,' Johnny Phillips and
Ann White; Public Speaking, Kay
A docket consisting of 23 cases
was disposed of by Perquimans Re
corders Court in session last Tues
day after a recess of one: week.
The majority of cases heard wen
for violation of motor laws. y-u.
Costs of court were assessed
against James Penn, Stanley Reed,
George Zoby, Stanley Kowaleski,
Tommy Smith and William Swain,
each of whom submitted to charg
es of speeding.
Eatham Miller, Joseph Foti and
Wilbur Berry entered pleas of guil
ty to charges of speeding and paid
fines of $5 each and costs of court.
Frank Smith was fined $25 and
costs after entering a plea of guilt;
to using an expired driver's license,
A fine of $25 and costs were tax;
ed against William Rogerson who
was found guilty of reckless drivV
ing. .: . '.".;' A" ".,1-;
David Woolard and G. E. Jack,-
son, Negro, were ordered to pay the
court costs after submitting to
charges of following a vehicle top
Elmer Jennings submitted to a
charge of failing to observe a stop
sign and paid the costs of court.
Gene Phillips and Koy Clifton
entered pleas of guilty to charges
of improper passing of a vehicle.
Each paid the costs of court.
Costs of court were assessed
(gainst Hilbert Brooks who submit,
ted to a charge of failure to dim
lights of his car.
Barefoot White was ordered to
pay the court costs after pleading
guilty to a charge of using an nvt
proper muffler on his car. "
Leroy Revells, Negro and T. f.
Bass were taxed with the court
costs after submitting to charges
of being drunk.
Thomas Riddick, .Nejrro, entered
a plea of guilty to charges of as ii
sault Prayer for 'judgment "was
continued upon payment of' court
costs. j ; ' ; ' '. ('; - , , . Vf
Costs of !cburt .,were ; paid bj
James White, Negro, Who entered'
a plea of guilty to charges of aK
sault. , ,,(.,:
A bond posted by Feiix Engian
der was ordered forfeited when ha
failed to appear in court to answer "
charges of speeding. . j
State Outlook On ";
Corn Production !
Reported condition from NortK
Carolina corn growers as of July
1, indicates a production of 65.
696,000 bushels. If realized, this
will be -the highest production of
corn for the state since 1951 when
67,611,000 bushels were - produced.
The 1955 forecast of 65,696,00
bushels would be about 29 per cent
more production than the 60,784,
000 bushels produced in th
drought-stricken year 1954.
The prospective yield per acre
for the 1955 crop is indicated at 32
bushels by the North Carolina Crop
Reporting Service. If realized, the
yield will be the second highest1 of
record and the highest since 1950.
The record yield of 33 bushels was
set in 1950. The 1954 yield Was
24.0 bushels per acre. The increas. '
ed acreage planted with hybrid
seed and . generally favorable
weather conditions are contributing
factors for the near record yield:
About 60 per cent of this year's
acreage was planted with hybrid
seed, compared with 46.5 per cent
in 1954. r'',;:':"''::'.;;:',;,:
The corn acreage for harvest i&
1955 is estimated to be 2.053,000
acres, which Is 3 per cent below
the acreage harvested in 1954. V " '
Father Of Local
Resident Passes, v'-
Willie Hulon Cole, of Pinehurst,
father of Mrs. John Biggers, died
Monday morning at Moore Coiin'.
Hospital following a heart attat' .
Funeral services were held at
P. M, Tuesday at Pinehurst,
ducted by the Rev. R. L. PrL.
pastor of the Pinehurst Commur '
Church. , .
Surviving besides Mrs. ;
are the widow, Mrs, Cole, a
daughter, Kolen Cole of 1 1
and two t, J. cf'l
Va., arid r ' " Ci , '