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Volume XXII. Number. 35.
Group Estimates Lo
' cal Crop Damage
! At 30 Per Cent
; Organization of a hurricane dam.
age committee, to work, with State
i and Federal agencies7' in rendering
laid' to Perquimans County residents.--was
perfected here last
Tuesday at a meeting held in the
Agriculture Building. . .".
The .Perquimans Committee, st
. up under direction of the State De-
ptfrtment of Agriculture, is compos.
. ed of A. T. Lane, chairman; R.-L.
Stevenson, vice chairman, and Mire
Helena, . Nixon. secretary. Other
members of the committee are L, L.
Lane,R. M. Thompson,. F. A. Mc-
Googan, Charles' EJ. White, Joe
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feayaen, rrann oKinner, j. u, i un,i
nelly Carson Spivey, E. F. Morgan
and Max Campbell.
During the meeting the commit
tee stimated losses in Perquimans
, County, caused by recent hurri
canes, amounted to thirty per cent
of, all ropg. :: Other losses listed
were. buildings, one per cent; live
stock, 10 per cent; fences, one per
cent; ditches, 20 per cent. No ef-
'' fort was made to ; ascertain the
damage suffered in dollar values.
. Local lending agencies represent-
: ed at the meeting pointed out that,
at yet, they had received no. apr
plications for assistance, but it was
the opinion of the committee such
applications will likely be made la
ter this fall. , , ,.
' The ; committee ; went on record
witH the' following ..recommenda-
. r -
tions Under . which it will operate:
fodividuals-seeking ''emergency 'as-
styance, are asked . to ascertain
- "rcB of credit, and being unable
the situation to this committee; the
group; will feke ., ediam:;;rarige
group will " take medium
tfteps t4 aid ia'pfftviding'oans
Jh'rOugh local banks,' FHA and Pro
duction Credit Corporation;. .
.'For long range plans,! against
possible futiire disasters, the .com
mittee recommends improved drain,
agf systems, proper' construction of
buildings, use of variety of seeds
jtroved to withstand hurricane dam.
age, and improved buildings for
livestock. 5 ' '
; . F. Morgan, representing the
FHA Minted out disaster loans are
available in this, county and de
tails can be learned at 'the local
" FHA located in the bus station
building in Hertford. v
r . Dr.Thurman-Kitchin', president
emeritus of Wake Forest College,
. died Sunday at his home; fnWake
' Forest. Head of the college from
1930 to 195Q, Dr. Kitchin establish-!
ed an administration which guided
s' Wake Forest hrough troublesome
. periods to -new " high marks , of
achievement . .. '
Fir at an oil refinery in Indiana
' caused a loss in excess of, 10 mil-
lion dollars hut week. The blaze,
x started last Saturday, was brought
under control by firemen on Mon
, day. Two persons died in the blaze
nd a number were injured. .
Hurricane Edith, fifth; storm of
the year, hy-passod' the, mainland
-of the United .States rly4Ws1
week, and blew" iteeilf sout nw'th
Atlantic Ocedn.- r , JBerwufla ''Bttri
slV.it effects from h ihultrieane
' but suffered na damage ;
. . Tobacco 'prices, oft the . marjtetS:
in eastern yarounas, ayeragefta.p t
1' l.er fhia;'Weki.majlcj
.csi were -disappointing, .(luejste
. excess production and, kick of de
i..ad. Farm leaders ar iirging ap
acreage cut for the crop next year
as a means of reducing the prea-.
er.t hi:e ea '
A Holoman of Eden
e ruest speaker at
-v tp.nrning, Sep
Stores To Obserye,
Labor Day Holiday
A majority of Hertford stores
and business houses, following the
custom of past years, will be clos
ed all day next Monday in observ
ance of Labor Day, it was reported
here this week. ' W. W. Wjiite, local
Postmaster, announced the Post Of
fice will be closed but mail will be
received and dispatched on holiday
schedule. . V
' Lawrence Towe," 48, head of the
Towe Oil Company, died in the Al
bemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City
Monday night; at 7:5o o'clock fol
lowing an illness of two weeks. ,
A life-long resident of Hertford,
he was the son of the late Joseph
H. Towe and Mary Davis Towe and
husband of Mrs. Alice' Mills Towe.
He was a member of the Hert
ford Methodist. Church and took an
active part in the church choir for
many years. '.;'-:.;-.':
Surviving besides his wife are
two brothers, Joseph HTowe and
Martin , Towe; three sisters, Mrs.
Jacob L. White, and Mrs. Waltef
G. Edwards of Hertford and Mrs.
j jnurreu , canon 01 xiuniptun,
. an(i a number of nieces and ne-
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Funeral services were conducted
on - Wednesday afterno ;at-i 2:30
FciocVarthe' Hertford Methodist
church by the Rev.kS. Richmond
, During the" ' services ! the : churcr.
During ; the" ', services J the ; church
choir1 sang "Be Still My S6ul" and
"Are Thee Able." . " 1 ' '
X The pall was of red rose buds
and big white mums. ' ' .
Pallbearers were Russell Baker,
Edward Barber, Floyd Benton,
Kelly White, R. S. Monds and
Claude Williams. , ..'?.'
Burial was in Cedarwood Ceme
tery. 4- ' .-
Limited Supply Of
Vaccine A Vcllcble
. Dpe to the fact that large num
bers of last year's first and second
grade school children who took the
i first dose of Salk vaccine in school
have not yet taken the second dose,
the District Health Department has
on hand a limited supply of this
vaccine on . which- the expiration
date will soon expire,, it was report
ed this week . hy Dr. B: ,B. Mc
3uire. Health Officer ; ' (. ; ''
' The health of ficer ahnounced the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis and the State Board of
Health have given the local depart
ment authority to use this vaccine
for. any child from birth through
age of 19. It will be given to the
children, accompanied by a parent,
who. come to the district health of-1
f ice on the basis of first conie, first
served. :. -t . .. .. .
. -Dr. McGuire stated the vaccine
will be given . at the' Hertford
Health Center on Tuesdays, from
1?30 tn arOO 'P'ilf.. an Inner 'n the
supply fasts' "He reported pians for
he second and third dose have ngt
ween cuniu.ei.eu, as m wnv wut j(ivo
Meet Nest Thursday '
'' -'TheTfreht-Teachei'' Association
Of the Hertford Grammar School
will hold its first" meeting of the
school year on Thursday . night,
September 8, in the auditorium of
the school. Mrs. Jack Brinn, presi
dent of the organization,, urges all
members to attend this meeting and
friends of the school are invited.
'MASONS TO MEET V
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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday. September 2, 1955.
- Pictured here are some of the
by the local Ex torsion Service and
hampered somewhat by inclement
splendid exhibits. .
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Indians Win Third
Game From Albies
To Cop Play -Off
The final round play-off in the
Albemarle League opened Wednes.
day : night with the" Perquimans
Indians playing at Colerain, win
ner of the semi-final round with
Edenton.-. The two teams will play
in Hertford - Thursday night,
Colerain Friday night and back in
Hertford again next Monday night.
The final play-off is a four best
out of," seven series.' ''
The Perquimans Indians moved
into the final play-offs of the AI
bema,rte League Monday night by
winning the semi-final series from
Elizabeth City three games to one.
McKay Riddick pitched the In
dians to a 4-0 victory in the fourth
game of the series. He gave up
only four scattered hits and walk.
ed two. ' He fanned six,- Hastings
started the pitching duties for the
Albies, giving up 10 hits and four
walks in 8 innings..' He was reliev
ed btf Curtis in the eighth.
- The' Indians scored --their four
rnns'in the fifth inning when Win
Slow : walked, Hunter -singled and
PsM 'Matthews, singled, to 'fill the
bases. " Christgau then :banged out
sw. double scoring. : Wihslow and
Hunter, This was followed by
single by JO. A. (JarVer scoring
Matthews and Christgau. ; : ; v
Carver and Cliristgau led the In
dian batting ' attack.' ' Carver had
three singles while Christgau had a
double and single, Morris, Riddick,
Wipslow, - Hunter -and Matthews'
each got a 'single,'. ' "' "
, Perquimaps held the Albies in
check through, the contest, break
ing up possible Elizabeth City at
tacks with four dougfle plays dur
inf;'.the am. ,
The r p!ayd before the
' " - "" ..s of thfl -
education exhibits displayed at Perquimans Farmers' Day, sponsored
public-spirited citizens on August 19. Although the program was
weather Farmers' Day visitors were treated to a large number of
two teams, Perquimans making two
and Elizabeth City three.
: The' win was the third of the se
ries for McKay Riddick, Indian
hurler, and was by far his beat ef
fort of the play-off contests.
' In, winning the semi-final play
offs the Indians now move into
tlre final series, which will be a ( each defendant was ordered to pay
best four out of seven against the,a fjn 0f $2 and court costs
winner of the Colerain-Edenton se
Destroyed By Fire
Hertford Fire Department was
called to Woodville at 10:40 Mon
day night to fight a fire which
completely destroyed a - tenant
house owned by Kenneth Batemun.
It was; reported the fire had gain
ed considerable headway before the
firemen were called and they arriv
ed at the scene able only to save
the outbuildings near the house.
Estimated loss- On the house,
which had only recently been rerio-
vated1, was set at several thousand
dollars. ' . :'
Columbus Firm Low
Bidder On Project
Columbus Contractors of White-
ville were low' bidders fpr a road
project in Perquimans, Chowan and
Gates counties, it. was, 'reported
Wednesday by the State Highway
Commission, which received bids'
on Tuesday. . . i .
The firm .entered a" bid of $127,-
S86 for three .bridges and several
culverts to be constructed in the
.The . Hi) 1 way 'Commission
bid w '1 hp reviewed Thurs.
ir to t' j lotting of the c i-
Nine Cases Heard
In Recorder Court
Nine cases were listed on the
docket in Perquimans Recorder's
Court here this week, including the
one in which Elbert Boone, Negro, j
was charged with failing to vield
the right-of-way, resulting in an
accident involving Dr. I. A. Ward.
Boone was found guilty of the
charge and ordered to pay the costs
Matrice Revells and Joshua Zach
ary, Negroes, entered pleas of guil
ty to charges of being drunk and
Wililiam Quinn paid a f ine of $8
and costs of. court after pleading
guilty to charges of speeding. '
. A fine of $25 and costs were tax
ed against Charles Waters who
submitted to speeding charges. .
Court costs were paid by Naomi
Woods, Clarence Peterson, Harry
Buns and Ernest Weise after each
of the defendants had entered pleas
of guilty to speeding charges.
Earl Sikes Speaker
At Rotary Meeting
Earl Sikes, Professor of . Eco
nomics at Dartmouth College, was
the guest speaker at this week's
meeting of the Hertford Rotary
Mr. Sikes, an authority on Rus
sian economic conditions, told the
Rotarians, in his opinion, the. pres
ent "friendly" attitude' of Russian
officials toward the West is just'
another practice being used by the
Communists to bring about ease
ment of Western policy on arma
Tracing the attitude of Russian
diplomacy down through the years
Mr. "Sikes pointed ut, this . had
changed, many times based upon
economic conditions within Russia.
Presently, the professor said, Rus
'a is producing heavy goods "at
' i. j bi t " -nul pro-
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Board Of Education
. The Perquimans Board of Edu
cation, meeting in special session
last Monday night, accepted a low
bid of $8,000, submitted by New
Home Appliance Co., for rewiring
Perquimans High School. This bid
was several thousand dollars undei
the low bid submitted for the work
Approval of the Board was voted
on the election of Miss Nancy
Zachary, Yale Lasater and Dr. Har
old White as teachers for Perquim
ans High School.
Mrs. R. L. Kingsbury tendered
her resignation as a teacher in the
King Street School, and this was
accepted by the Board. Mrs Kings.
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Accepts Bid On
, ;.;kin uimtucK bounty.
ine uoara went on record ap.
proving the appointment of county
school bus drivers, as recommended
y tne principals of the various
The Perquimans County Advis
ory Committee on Education met
with the Board and discussed its
plans of operation and scope of
work with the Board members.
A letter, sent the Board by W,
V. Lyons, requesting the appoint
ment of four additional Negro
members to the Advisory Commit
tee, was read and the request by
reject by the Board of Education.
Silas M. Whedbee, chairman of
the Advisory Committee, stated the
group held an executive session
following the meeting with tlv
Board of Education, and will meet
again next Monday night with the
principals of county schools for the
purpose of continuing a study of
County Red Cross
To Hold Special
Faced with the task of aiding
10,000 disaster-stricken families in
New England, the American Red
Cross has requested the Perquim
ans County chapter to conduct a
special drive for funds to ; help
build up an eight million dollar
goal needed to provide relief in the
areas smashed by floods fpllowing
C.-' P. Morris, chairman of the
Perquimans Red Cross Chapter,
announced last Saturday llocal Red
VBS ""iciais are planning to con
duct a special V'relief fund" drive
No quota has been set for this
special campaign but individuals
are asked to contribute generously
toward this fund which Will be used
to aid unfortunate families.
Individuals desiring to contribute
to the aid W these needy people,
who. are not contacted by local Red
Cross solicitors, are asked to send
their contributions direct to Mr,
chairman of the county
For Music Club
urganization or a new music
club in Perquimans County was
perfected at a recent meeting held
at the home of Mrs. R. M. Riddick,
supervised by Mrs. J. B, Alderman
6f Elizabeth City.
The objective of the club is to
further interest in music and all
people who like music, and are in
terested in learning more about
music are invited to join. The age
limit for members is from 18 years
up. - V
Officers chosen for the local club
were Mrs. Charles Johnson, presi
dent; Talmage Rose, first vice pres.
ident; John Beers, second vice pres
ident! Mrs. Archie T. Lane, Jr.,
secretary; Miss Kate Blanchard, as-
sistant secretary; Mrs. C, P. Mor.
ris, treasurer; Mrs. R. M. Riddick,
assistant treasurer; Mrs." H. A.
Whitley, correspondent,' smd Mrs.
Fred T. Matthews, historian. ,
The club voted to hold meetings
on , the fourth Thursday in each
month, with the next meeting to be
at the home of Mr. and MrsC. P.
Morris ct f - 'amber 22.' :
Folic' t1 ' ' '" Vr'
Budgets At Special
County Board To
Meet Next Tuesday
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County will hold its
September meeting in the Court
House on Tuesday, September 6,
instead of Monday, September 5.
The change in the date of the meet,
ing was due to the observance of
the Labor Day holiday which falls
on next Monday.
Residents desiring to appear be
fore the Board at its next meet
ing are requested to note the
change in the date for the session.
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner,
reporting a serious situation exists
in eastern North Carolina with re
spect to commercial and sport fish
ing has appealed to Governor Luth
er Hodges for action by proper au
thority in order to preserve this in
dustry. The Congressman points out that
pressure upon the Wildlife Re
sources Commission to permit con
tinuous fishing has brought about
a situation which may eventually
cause rock fish to become extinct.
Very low catch of these fish have
been reported for the past several
To correct this condition Mr.
Bonner proposes, a ' closed season
should be declared during the
spawning1 season, eapeeiallly :in 'Mtt
area around the Fajls at Wieldon
and the ftoanoke River leading
tliereto which are the pnly spawn
ing areas in eastern waiters.
Congressman Bonner also pointed
"With respect to the noticeable
decrease in shad fish in the waters
of eastern North Carolina, each
year I notice the Department of
Conservation and Development as
well as the Wildlife Resources
Commission extend the season up
to and including the spawning per
iod. Tar River and the upper reach
es of all rivers in eastern North
Carolina should be closed for this
species during the spawning sea
son. There is no question that nat
ural spawning is far superior to ar
tificial spawning and unless we do
something to protect these fish
during spawning, we might as well '.
write off a business that brings
millions of dollars to our area."
First Cancer Clinic
Of Fall On Sept. 9th
The Northeastern Cancer clinic,
first of the fail, will be held Fri
day, . September 2, at the Health
Center in Elizabeth City. Regis
tration will begin at 1 P. M.
A free chest X-ray will be giv
en anyone wishing it along with
the examination of the five areas
of the body where cancer js most!during past week, and with
easily found and cured. There are
no limitations as to sex, race, or
economic status at the Center.
However, there are age require
ments. Women should be 35 or
more; men should he 40 er over un
less referred by a, doctor, or unless
one of the "Seven Danger Signals
are present, Appointments are not
necessary but because f limited fa
cilities it is suggested that to be
assured ef an examination a pri
ority may be secured by dropping a
caxd to Cancer Center, Elisabeth
City, N. C. Examinees are asked
to bring a robe os housecoat with
them. , - !
Surplus Sale Motor
Vehicles To Be Held
W. J. Davis, Superintendent of
the State Highway Commission Re
pair Shopr reported, .today that
sealed bids for the sale of surplus
property, mn-tly irer ' vehicles,
are rw - r- ! tt his of-
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5 Cents Per Copy
Of Finances , I
Hertford's Town Board, meeting
here in special session Thursday
night of last week, heard a review
of the annual audit of the Town's
books and adopted a budget for the
fiscal year 1955-56. The audit wai
conducted by the firm of Wall anc ;
Williams of Raleigh. i
The audit revealed total assebi.
of the Town, as of June 30, 1955,.
was $513,908.24, which was a.de-,
crease of about $2,000 as compared
with June 30, 1954. The assets
were listed as follows: Cash, $4,,'
609.31; Utility Accounts receivable,
$9,335.18; Other Accounts receiv..:
able, $2,948.48; Taxes receivable,
$5,151.69; Government Bonds, $5,
000; Stock, $77.43; Town Proper
ties, $486,786.15. ..
Liabilities were listed as follows:
Accounts Payable, $6,353.49: . Pre.
paid Taxes, $2,704.54; Deposits, $4...
478.93; Bonds Outstanding, $45,-'
000; Reserved for Deferred Collec
tions, $10,629.12; Reserved for
Street Improvement, $250.14; Sur
plus Operating Fund, $2,705.87, and
Capital Fund, $441,786.15.
A summary of the audit, which
appears elsewhere in this issue, re
vealed receipts of the town during
the fiscal year totaled $184,465.70.
Some of the major receipts came'
through these sources: Taxes, $22,
430.60; Utility Collections, $111,-,
388.44; Ice Sold, $7,049.59; Privi
lege Taxes. $1,989.31; Beer Taxes,
$1,644.25; Cemetery Lots sold, $1
860; Parking Meters, $1,800.21;
Powell Bill Funds, $6,055.77j Rent
als, Harvey' Point, $2,883.ft6.
ExpendittFres; during ;ihe..sahw1 ''
period amounted to $179,856.39, In
cluudtng' such items as salaries1,!
town, officials and office, $6,312.50;!
office supplies aiid expense, $lj
508.43; Audit, Jegal and insurance,
$3,298.83; Street maintenance and
lighting, $30,808.07; street im
provements, $11,125.04; Police De.
partment, $11,119.37; Fire Depart,
ment, $2,414.66; Harvey Point ex
pense, $1,427.49; Light Department!
expense, $22,435.74; Electric Cur'
rent purchased, $38,049.24; Water
Department expense, $14,788.42;
Ice Department, $5,529.37; improve,
ments, $3,909.19; Bond payments.
The budget adopted for the cur.
rent fiscal year calls for approxi.
mately the same receipts and ex.
penditures as during the past year,
and the tax rate was set at' the
same figure, $1.35 per one hundred
Coach Steps Up
Coach Ike Perry has stepped up
the tempo during football practice
for the Perquimans Indians in
preparation for Perquimans' first
game on September 16 with
Drills were conducted twice daily
school opening on Thursday Coaclf
Perry stated he expects to continue
strenuous drill sessions to prepare)
the Indian squad for the season
Between 40 and 50 candidates,
have been issued -uniforms but
Coach Perry said some of the) vet
erans of the team had. shirked prac.
tice sessions which handicapped tha
pre-season development program. J
He pointed out that now that school
is open he expects each candidate
for the team to report for every
drill conducted. '. .',' '' ;"': v ' . V v;'-
A large number of freshmen
have reported for football this:
year and Coach Perry praised thess
boys for the s pirit and coopera
tion shown. However, he is expect,
ed to rely on his veteran linesm
Williams, Matthews, Bray, J, '
son and backs Whedbee, Matt?
Pierce, Baker and Cherry in f
Ins; the nucleus for- his t