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Hertford, Perquimans County; North Carolina, Friday August 5, 1955.
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ndants Get 12
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$ - Tw : defendants, Leslie Wilson,
': 1 nd Elsie Harris, Negroes, were
V, given 12 months jail sentences fol
I twm their conviction in Perauim-
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; :! - Beeotder's Court Ust Tuesday
; f otf;;ehergea of possession of, .oon-
tsx-paia liquor tor. toe purpose i
sale.. The sentences were to be
, fispended-upbn payment,, by each
I ef the defendants of a fine of $200
j end costs' of court '
fairiiwrf : arosted -, and
i eljafgedlas Saturday following? a
raid of their residences by Hertford
; foltee'Wtder the direction of Offi
! etr. Robert A. White. . The officers,
in " searching the premises, found
;."tbxt4ii bottles i containing bootleg
liquor. i . - . . i . , ,
L vy- i.Anw k
a ncir. uuicr hbci itcic iic,u v.
j Judge ;Chas.E.' Johnson during the
. court a session - Tuesday including
those , of Jphn Kelly who paid the
" eate of court after submitting to
charges , of speeding, and Herbert
Plir,er who, paid a fine of $5 and
, costs, after entering a" plea of guilty
t a speeding charge.
, iSamray Ownley entered a plea of
guilty-to' a charge of allowing an
in State Honors
:Tlkr between representatives of
th U."'Snd Bed China ;r. be
, . in jf conducted this week in Geneva,
(piui, announced, Just prior to the
fieniflf Of this conference, the re
fct pt 11 captive U, S. "airmen
an(T: tJesr men are now enroute
r(om.v. What' results may develop
front jtJ)i talks remains to be seen
but reports m Washington state
theUS., hopes to find a way to
aBHen8ion with China.
- v Secretary of th Air Force Tal
lott, under examination by a Con-
. grtwional Committee . concerning
;$tfvity In ' private- business
ir5i'LSetretaty. resigned .thja ?ek.
, "nfc Eisenhower, In accepting
- Via'a resignation, fold .the sec
retary -hi detjsion (to resignX.VSf
proper one,, ,
Congress, hoping to end its work
- sid adjourn for the remainder, of
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tlj' summer months found itself in
V tie usuil end-of -session rush this
V-k. ' The House adopted an ad-
jaummeni resolution Tuesday and
now awaiw we oeiwie v imisn up
. fie work, Several measures, label
1 1 as Important by the Administra
Con, have been . shelved until the
tfixt Congressional 'session. '
Tie morith 'of July net neW heat
reeordf . In many 'sections f the
c4antfy, nd weather forecasts pre
C 't te 'Heat-wave wfll continue at
! t ."-h Sunday. Many locali-
. i t rtughPHt the 4V 43. report
". Jongest heat wave en rec-
! -was. -aefcieved'- during, -last
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yi:".e-1ast J. 9 t
J;r-' T dvl'.JiOi coun-
... r inflating clkkn, hanj,
a lar nunil -r of vege
i ... ; J i. -flsm and cake were
Ccr " 1A.T, William
c r Toil in. k.
' ' Ivey, . . " Ju'Jan . C.
I -;'!, C. T..' J 'ax Camp
' I, J. I'," " . r. F. Reed,
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unlicensed onerator to onerate.his
motor Vehicle and he' paid a fine of
2$ and costs. ; Shirley White paid
a fine of 25 and costs after sub
mitting to a charge of driving with,
out a license. , . . s-.
Edgar Mallory and Sam Walton,
Negroes, submitted to charges of
driving without .a' license. Each
paid a fine of $25 and -costs of
court. 't '. ';'
James Honeyblue, Negro, was or
dered to pay a fine of $25 and
costs after entering a plea of guilty
to charges of reckless driving.
Joshua Ward entered a plea of
guilty to charges of driving drunk.
,He was given a 60 day road sen
tence, after .which, he wag turned
over to authorities from Currituck
County .for questioning in connec
tion with a robbery 'n that county.
Elder Harris,; Jr., Negro, was
found guilty on a charge of tres
passing. . : A fine of $25 was sua
pended upon the condition he' re
main off the premises of Elder
Harris, Sr., and pay. the costs of
court. v:.'.;' .;c:X"i''
Fred Burke, Jr., and Daniel
Welch, Negroes, were found guilty
Of assault with deadly weapons.
Each was ordered to pay a fine of
$25 and court costs. Meta Welch,
Negro, was found not guilty on
- H Week
j . Perquimans County 4-11 boys and
irho attendedVilH Club Week
in aleTgh" Jp; 1v$&
td briny oadk tnree. Btate-wnners
Among those who participated in
the contests during the week. Three
state winners jwere ; Lois: Violet
Window and Clarence Chappell,
Jr.j won an -expense paid trip to
New Orleans, La., to attend the Na
tional Junior Vegetable Growers
Association for their demonstration
on "Marketing Green Peppers.
Julian Howell won a choice of a
watch or a trophy clock for his
demonstration on "Treating Fence
Posts." ; Annie Lou. Lane and Jo
Anne Mathews were placed third in
the State in the Vegetable Use
Demonstrations, and Belmont Per
ry and Joe Rogersoii placed third
in Cotton Production and Market
Others who participated and were
recognlted irr "the evening asaera-
Mies"- werei' Wallace Baker,-: Billy
Hudson, Julian HoweOl and Clar
ence Chappell, Ju as the Judging
team; Rachel Spivey and' Jean Ed
Wards, Dairy Foods Demonstration
team!" Billy Hudson and Daniel
Eure, Soil and Water Conservation
demonstration .team; - Irvin - Mans
field, 'Peanut Production and Mar
keting demonstration; Annie Lou
Lane in the State Dress Revue; and
Jean Edwards and Wallace Baker
in the Health Pageant, v.
' There were eighteen 4-H boys
and girls who spent the week in
Raleigh and "enjoyed the full and
varied program offered for their
The next event of interest to 4-H
Club members will be the trip to
Camp Millstone which some 25 or
SO members will take the week of
August 8-13. ,
Miss Perry Resigns
Home Agent Position
Miss Kimsey-Perry, Perquimans
Home Agent, tendered her resigna
tion' to -the Board of County Conv
mis'sioners last Monday, giving her
approaching marriage as the rea
son for the resignation, which-is ef
fective1 September 80.' - ', - ,
Kiss' Perry, in her resignation to
the Board, expressed her apprecia
tion for the cooperation she has re
ceived from the Board and the pub
lic since coming to the- local exten
sion staff four years ago,
MASONS TO ME3T
The Perquimans Kaaonic Lodge
I"s. 11S, A. F., & A. U.f will meet
. .-y r.ht ! I 8 o'.
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Ifcw School liv
At notary wealing
The' State School Law, as re
written and adopted by the General
Assembly , during . its ' last session,
was the 'subject of a program pre
sented at Tuesday's meeting of the
Hertford Rotary Club by J.' T. Big
gers, . Superintedent of county
schools. ,.- ';(,'.'
Mr. Biggers told . the' Rotarians
that the Legislature, after making
a complete study of the old law, re
wrote some of its .sections, clear
ing up interpretations and-setting
forth authority for administrating
the law and operational of the
: Three important changes made in
the law, Mr. Biggers told, the club,
vests authority in county boards of
education to, assign pupils to the
schools within the county; there be
ing no appeal from Board rulings
except the Superior Court. :
' Local Boards, under the hew law,
are also invested with sole authori
ty in setting up-school bus routes,
assignment of pupils to school bus
es' in traveling to and from school.
A third section of the new law
pertains to teacher's contracts and
eliminates the possibility of con
tinuing contracts. In the future all
teachers' contracts will be made for
one year periods only and new con
tracts made for each school year.
The law provides, the Rotarians
were told, for local school boards to
have sole power in administrating
operations of schools except as pro
vided otherwise by the statute.
Mr. Biggers also pointed out that
under the law members of the
Board of Education are nominated
for office by, ballot but members
are appointed to office by the Gen
eral Assembly. ; ..
. - Twenty-one pupils, of .the , first
and second grades of Perquimans
County ' schools, " reported', at the
County Health Center last Tuesday
afternoon and received their second
polio :' inoculation it was reported
by Miss Audrey Umphlett, County
:'Only those children in the first
and second grades the past school
year are eligible for the vaccina
tions which willbe given at the lo-
tal Health Center on Tuesdays
from 1:30 to 8 P. M., between, now
and the opening of schools next
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District
Health Officer,-. -Said : parents-5 5of
children eligible to receive the-shot
should' i ase i their own judgment
about taking" the -vaccine but a. par.
ent , should ' leither accompany the
child to- the Health Center or send
a -note requesting the 'shot be ad
ministered to the child.-? -ri r.i
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Huge Still Herb '
ATU officers arrested three Per
quimans County Negroes Wednes
day morning, charging two with op-
erating of a huge still and charg
ing the third ; with transporting
bootleg whiskey."; - .
, Arrested oh charges of operat
ing the illegal Whiskey plant were
Malachi Parsons and Elbert Re-
vell. The stiJl was in the Burgess
section of Perquimans County.
'The still bad .1.600 gallons of
mash and 55 gallons of whiskey.
The plant, a large operation, ac
cording ;to the alcohol-law: enforce
ment officersMiaA 116 Jhash :bar
rels which had been buried irr. the
ground' h'rH ;'-. s i'.H.k'rf ik "
Garland Harris was arrested and
charged with trrisp6rthig-11 gal
lons of whiskeys His car, a :1949
Ford, was; seized by the off icera. '
AJ1 three men. waived hearing be
fore U.- S. CoBimissioner:?Lloyd
Sawyer and were Ordered held un
der bonds of-$300 each until the
October 4erm of Federal Court.
-Participating in the" raid were
ABC Officers A. p. Baum and B.
V. Halstead and ATU Agents Jack
"Gaskill and Moses Harshaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hill of New
Bern announce t'e- birth of a son,
Twenty One Pupils
Given Polio Shot
VA'born Ju'y 2.. I a. Hl is the for-
FARMERS' BATTLE-FRONT OUTPOST - Maurice Eckhoff
mans a front-line control position near ' Blackburn, Mo., as a
-oomber" comes in from a mission against invading hordes-of
grasshoppers. Embattled farmers report by telephone- to Eckhoff,
who uses map beside his chair to chart operations for the spray
Over Ghowan-N AF
During Past Week
A tight race has developed for
the 1955 Albemarle League title be
tween Perquimans, Colerain, Eliz
abeth City and Edenton. The regu
lar schedule of games will come to
an end next week and the league
play-offs are scheduled to start-
Manager Ike Perry's Perquimans
Indians gained three wins during
the past week, defeating Chowan
and NAF and being awarded one
game from Chowan on a forfeit
'The Indians have three important
o-atnea ati Ian tnv iovf w air triA
outcome of which ill have a efj
nite -waring w the fihal stanafng
in the league. -Elizabeth City will
piay here, next Tuesday night the
Indiana will . play in Edenton on
Thursday night and Edenton comes
to Hertford on Friday night."
Perquimans set a league scoring
record last Thursday, defeating
Chowan by a score of 26 to 1. Paul
Matthews set the visitors down
with only three hits while his
teammates collected 18 safeties off
Chowan's Wilson and Riddick.
Hunter, with four hits, led the In
dian attack while Matthews had
three hits and ChriStgau. Morris
and Lane had two each.
Chowan failed to show up for a
return game on Friday night, and
the umpire awarded the contest to
Perquimans 9-0 after delaying the
game for 30 minutes, :
r- A big eighth inning rally Tues
day night gained the Indians a 10-4
decision, oyer -NAF. McKay Rid
dick, pitching for Perquimans, gave
up six hits and walked five. He
fanned five NAF batters. Per
quimans. tallied a run in the second
but, NAF came back to take a 2-1
lead.,. Perquimans went ahead 3-2
in . the third-and added another run
in the fifth. NAF made the count
4 to 3 in the sixth but the Indians
exploded for six runs in the eighth
to assure the victory. "
The NAF team will meet the In
dians again Friday night in a game
to be played here in Hertford.-
Rites Held Friday
For I.Irs. Voters
Funeral services for Mrs. Mar
garet Stokes Walters, who , died
Wednesday night of last week,
were conducted last Friday after
noon at a'b'ctock at the Hertford
Methodist Church by the Rev. I. S.
Richmond, pastor. ; ' ,
, During tile services the ehurch
choir sang "Abide With Me", and
"It Is Well With My Soul."
.The .casket was covered with a
pall of pink carnations and baby's
breath. . ' ";' -'"
I Pallbearers were R. M. Riddick,
Vivian Darden, Douglas Darden,
Henry Clay Stokes, Henry C. Sulli
van and Henry C. Stokes, Jr.
Interment waa in Cedarwood
Mr, and Mrs! Walter Hobbs an
nounce the birth of a daughter born
Tuesday; August 2, at the Albe
marle. rTPitam ' ' .i..
Coach Ike Perry, athletic direc
tor at Perquimans High School, an-
tinuncflfl tha wolr fhnf fnnt.hflll
practice fm fte 1955 In(Jian squad
will start Monday, August 15.
PHS students desiring to try out
for this year's team are requested
to report for this first practice ses
sion as plans for the pre-season
drills will be outlined at that time.
Captain Nathaniel S. Fulford,
USCG, 54, Chief Director of the
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary re
tired on August 1, after more than
30 years' service.
Stationed at Coast Guard Head
quarters, Washington, D. C, Cap
tain Fulford has for the past KVt
years headed the Auxiliary, a ci
vilian non-military, Voluntary or
ganization of owners of boats, air
planes, and amateur radio stations
managed by the Coast Guard
throughout the country for tie pur
pose of promoting safety in small
Captain Fulford, a native of
North Carolina, was born at Wash
ington, attended Perquimans High
School, and served in the State Mi
His naval record goes back to
World War I, when he served 4
years on sub-chaser duty in the
U. S. Navy Reserve. Afterward
he became a licensed third mate of
ocean-going vessels, unlimited ton
nage, then attended Valparaiso
University in Indiana. . ,1
He entered the U. S. Coast Guard
as an Ensign on August 20, 1924,
and advanced through the ranks to
become Captain on March 20, 1945.
Captain Fulford retires as a Rear
Admiral because of his war service
Captain Fulford is married to the
former Karin -Elizabeth Wikander
of Worcester, Mass. They have
two sons, Nathaniel Simmons, TV,
21, and John Wikander, 18. The
family residence is at Oldhope
Farm, RFD 3, Hertford. '
White Named To
, Vernon White, pitcher for the
Mayfield, Ky., baseball team of the
Kitty League, was selected to rep
resent the team in the league's
all-star game played July 13 at
White, according to word receiv
ed here, has achieved a fine record
this summer playing for the Giarits
farm ' team. He has pitched five
no-hit games since joining, the May.
field Club, and has won much
praise from fang and scouts. -:
; He is the son of Mr, and Mrs.
V. V.. White of Hertford, and a
former star' at Perquimans High
School! " u '
C2pUI.S. Fill tort)
: Some 600 State Highway employ
ees of : the. first division -met in
Hertfwd last Wednesday afternoon
to hear jpresentatives of the State
Retirement : SyBterrt and Social Se
curity - explain the proposed inte
gration of the employee program
with, social security.
. State employees will vote on Oc
tober 26, on the proposed integra
tion plan and a majority of the
employees must favor the plan for
it to become effective.
The meeting of the employees
was conducted in the auditorium at
Perquimans High School. W. N.
Spruill, Division Engineer, intro
duced the speakers, including J.
Emmett Winslow, Highway Com
missioner for the Division who wel
comed the employees to Hertford
and praised the fine job the em
ployees are - doing for the State
Following adjournment of this'
meeting the members of the State
Highway Employees Association
met - at the - Hertford Grammar
School at 6:30 Pt: M., where they
enjoyed a barbecue chicken dinner.
Following the dinner the Associa
tion went into a business session
for the purpose of electing officers
for the year.
Planned August 15
.The N. C. Conference Methodist
Youth Fellowship will hold its
fourth Annual Conference Session
at Duke University, August 15-19.
Some 450 high school and college
young people from eastern North
Carolina will -gather during the
fiv.day program to ptaft.the oyer
to (bledt ad install officer!;
;W!,the fftal day more than 1,
boO youth delegates and their adult
leaders will assemble for the 10th
annual Conference Rally, which will
ineluge messages by Bishop Paul
Neff Garber, of the Methodist
Church's Richmond Area, and the
Rev. A. Purnell Bailey, pastor of
the Centenary Methodist Church,
Richmond, Va. .
. Rev. Bailey also will serve as
principal speaker during the five
day meeting, which will include dis
cussion groups, committee meet
ings, business sessions, a mission
night, a United Nations night, a
folk festival, recreational fellow
ship periods and worship services.
Bishop Garber will install new
officers during the Friday morning
session, and Rev. Bailey will speak
during a final Friday afternoon
worshin service in Duke Oiannl.
The Friday schedule also calls for'
a summary of the MYF work dur- -
ing the last 10 years, and a look
to the future.'1 1
Local Units Share
Perquimans County and the Town
of Hertford will receive about $6,
700 in the division of state collect
ed intangible taxesKit was report
ed, by J. C. Bethune of the State
Board of Assessment from Raleigh
Perquimans County will receive
approximately $5,775 while the
Town of Hertford has been allotted
$996. .;.YW , .:
According to Bethume, collec
tions on intangible taxes this year
are slightly higher than during last
year and this Is reflected In in
creased allotments to counties and
towns v. ''..- ' ; " r:;.
Intangible taxes received by Per
quimans County , are estimated in
preparation of the budget and di
vided into various funds of the
county, permitting a lesser tax rate
than would be possible without re
ceipt of the intangible taxes.
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Board Of Education
In Meeting Thursday
The Perquimans Board-of Educa
tion met in special session Thurs
day afternoon for the purpose of
receiving bids for rewiring Per
quimans High School,, and consider
a number of other matters pertain
ing to opening . of schools next
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Farmers pay Plans
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IT'S COOL Next time the
torrid summer westher gets you
down, recall this picture and,
cool . off. These men are scant
feet from the boiling hell of
metal pouring from an open,
hearth furnace at Jones and
Laughlin's Pittsburgh, Pa., plant.
At the time picture was taken,,
it was a frigid (in comparison)!
94 degrees outside the plant.
REVIVAL STARTS SUNDAY
A revival service will be conduct
ed at Burgess Church beginning .
next bun day and, continuing Ining rods. .
through Sunday, August 14, it wail "We intend to have a full day of
announced here today. Services activity and Perquimans County
will be held each evening at 8 J people are urged, tq attend Farm
o'clock with the Rev. Ralph Knight ere' . Day, . visit 'the cfiibtts' nd
as. guest preacher. The public is I booths .and visit with :". the neigh-
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Local Board Votes
For Health Dept.
Some Gl Benefits
To End Next July
Veterans Administration remind
ed World War II veterans that
they have one year from July 25 in
which to complete GI training and
two years from the same date in
which to apply for GI loans.
July 25, 1956, marks the end of
the education program for all but
a few of the World War II veterans
now in training under the original
GI training payments to schools
and veterans will stop on that date
even though a veteran may still
have unused training entitlemet or
be in the middle of a course.
The GI loan program, now at
peak activity, has two more years
to run, coming to an end for prac
tically all World War II veterans
on July 25, 1957.
The small group of veterans ex
empted from these two deadlines
are those who enlisted or re-enlisted
under the Armed Forces Volun
tary Recruitment Act between Oc
tober 6, 1945, and October 5, 1946.
These veterans have nine years
from the end of their enlistment or
re-enlistment to finish GI training
and ten years to apply for GI loans.
More than 90 per cent of the
loans 3,750 000 were for the pur
chase of homes. Business loans to
taled 20,000 and farm loans num
More than 7,800,000 or half of
all who served in World War II
received some sort of education or
training under the GI Bill since
1944.. - ' ,
the peak of the GI Bill educa
tion and training program was
reached in 1947 when more than
2,500,000 World War II veterans
were in schools, on-the-job training
establishments, or on farms
throughout the country, v-
Only about 138,000 World 'War
II veterans are still in traufing un
der ita original GI Sill,
Much Intereitls, Eyi
,, dent Toward, Event '
Scheduled Aug. 17 j: ,
Farmers' Day,- scheduled to bt
held at Perquimans High School
Wednesday, August 17, is creating
a lot of' interest among the mer
chants and farm people of the
county, it was reported today by
R. M. Thompson, County Agent,
who stated this year's 'event will
be bigger and better than the pro
gram staged last year.
Although the event is less than
two weeks away a great deal of in
terest is reported in the-. exhibits .
and demonstrations which - ha va
been planned as features for Farm
ers' .Day. . Indications, at the pres
ent, point toward a large num
ber of exhibits than last year and
prizes will be awarded from some
of these exhibit booths.
Farm men and women are .urg
ed by, the Extension Service staff
to bring produce and handicraft
from their homes and place them
on display. These exhibits will be
judged and ribbons awarded to the
top three in each class. These rib
bons will also carry a cash award
of $1.00, 75c and 60c.
The entire program for the day
is, as yet, incomplete, but Mr.
Thompson announced there will be
a tractor rodeo starting at 9:30
A. M., in which everyone is eligi
ble to participate and cash prizes
will be awarded the winners. Oth
er events planned include a sheep
shearing contest and a casting con.
teSt with rods and reels or spin-
i-ini-,-rir "iirtrit n. i r lHti,jj!
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County, meeting here
in regular session last Monday,
adopted a motion tlldcating an ad
ditional four cents per capita to be
paid into the District Health De
partment for the year 195556. The
action will increase county expendi
tures, for this department during
the year by the amount of 384'.b$,
and bring the total per.-capita pay
ment to the same amount as' con
tributed by the other' three' coun
ties, which with Perquimans, conv
prises the district. . :
Bids, submitted by oi) compan jes
last month for furnishing .the coun
ty with fuel oil and kerosene dur
ing the current year, were recon?
sidered by the Board at this meeti
ing, and upon basis of the original
bids Winslow Oil Company was
awarded a contract for furnishing
kerosene and the fuel oil contract
went to Sinclair Refining Co.
An application for a beer license,'
submitted by Clarence Burke, Ne
gro, was approved by the Commis
sioners. An application for improvement
of Madre Lane in Hertford Town
ship, was approved by the Commis
sioners, to be sent to the "State"
Highway Commission ' for - consid
eration. , ''
During the meeting reports were
received from .the offices of the
Agriculture Extension Simee' and
from the Welfare Department! trV
Several members of the Board
expressed intent of attending-. tfie
annual meeting of the Association
of County Commissioners wh(ch ja
to be held in Asheville AugusSl
through 23. - :- -
Lions To Hold
Bulb Sale Friday
Members of the, Hertford Lions
Club will conduct a house-to-house
sale of light bulbs Friday r' ' '
Proceeds from the st'1" '
by the club't i c