North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXII.Number 52.
Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 30, 1955.
5 Cents Per Copy
0p3rations Of New
Fertilizer Plant To
Siart By February 1
: a new piant ior tne proaucuon
jot liquid fertilizer, the first of its
Mype to be built m North Carolina,
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opposite Perquimans Centra Gram -
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ir irnw liTinoi Af,Qr.mi,rmn a Biro
i mar School nn TT. fl. 17-A. between
(I Hertford and-Winfall.
r ' a? The new plant is owned and will
be operated by a local concern, the
, Albemarle Chemical Company,
whose offices are W. R. Harrell,
'" president; P. B. Thach, vice presi
dent, and J; E. Winslow, secretary
. ' treasurer. ;.:.' .'
Construction of the plant is ex
pected to be completed about Feb
v ruary 1, and production of liquid
fertilizer will be started immedi
' ately'. thereafter, it was reported
1.M '."jiiiAlr TliA'Alnn will
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.' . manufactured a Jiquid fertilizer of j
V. complete anlysis consisting of nit--
.. rogeri, phosphate and potash. .
. v -Production capacity of the new
' plant will be 200-tons per day of
the i new liquid type fertilizer,
which has been tested and proven
in several areas of the United
States. The plant is expected to
use a number of semi-skilled lab
:.. orers. ' 1 . ' ,.-;''' "'". ' : .
-' ' ' In addition to manufacturing its
".'.liquid fertilizer. -the company will
v -also be agent for liquid nitrogen
'side dressing. . '
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, on'Education has recommended ai
' suspension of Activities ott tlrti part ,
.:'. Af tAimfv n.viHorv nomir.itt;eea. Rett
; nf-fountv advisory committees, set
; ; (dp during the jas year for .the
.j purpose of studying problems con
cerning local schools. . J. he taie
group stated conditions had chang
ed ta such extent local commit
tee action at the present time is
inadvisable. .
. More than 740 persons died from
from accidents caused during the
long Christmas holiday, setting a
' new high record for the nation, the
National Safety Council ' reported
Tuesday. Traffic accidents 'ac
counted for 579 deaths while 64
persons died in fires and 105 died
' from other miscellaneous accidents.
j , Many communities in California
Ij -were hard hit by floods during the
S past week-end when rivers flooded
" by heavy rains inundated thousands
i, . of acres of .land. At least half-
i dbzeli towns were evacuated and
I the homeless were numbered in the
"thousands. Property damage is es
timated in millions of dollars and
' 1 scores of lives were lost in the
, - disaster.' . , ,
President Eisenhower,' following
advice of his doctors., left Wash
; ington Wednesday for a two-week
; , visit at Key .West, Fla. : A report
( eald weather conditions in Wash
. Ington hampered the President's
reef; oration program and he was
advibod to visit a warmer climate
' n order to continue this program.
i Capers To
:a Play Jan. 3
a firls'-and boys' basketball
i f f Perquimans High, School
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on 1
t i
ne their schedule of games
lay, January B, when the
fi'om Gatesvillfe come to
1 to meet the Indiana, and
. : -
'-g these i contests 1 the
8 teams will begin 'play.
Albemarle Conference op
I -ginning with William
n Friday, January 0 ?Jr,
e Perry's teams gained
erience playing a num-
tnference contests be
as with the local girls
a record of five con-
ries while the Indian
lost two contests.
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Meet NextTliesday,
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me uoara 01 uouniy wraims-
1 g1oner8 for perquiro8ns County will
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hold its regular January meeting
in the Court House on Tuesday,
January, 3. beginning at 10 A. M
The meeting- was postponed from
the first Monday because of the
legal holiday. Persons desiring to
confer with the Commissioners at
this meeting are requested to note
the change in the date of the
'A fire loss estimated at several
thousand dollars occurred here on
Monday , night when flames con
sumed a two-story farm house,
known as the Cox home adjacent to
Perquimans High School.
The fire,' believed to have start
ed from faulty wiring in a vacant
second story room, gained cnsider
able headway before being discov
ered. ; Hertford firemen were called, to
the scene at about 8:35 P. M., and
fought the blaze for some time at
tempting t under control
but "Were unsuccessful. Spectators
hampered the firemeh'g;e"orts by
the scene, thus delaying tne lire-. i
ft heaaM heceMary t0
drive 'incki'to'Wnnta
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for refilling of water tanks on the
Louis Billups, Negro, and his
family resided in the house, and it
was reported the fire destroyed
most of the personal effects of the
family. "WIS?
Marketing Cards
Local ASC Office
Tobacco and peanut fanners are
required -by law to return their
marketing cards to the local ASC
office at the close of the market
ing season.
- H. D. Godfrey, administrative of
ficer for the ASC State Commit
tee, says that farmers who neglect
to return their marketing cards will
have their .1955 allotments reduced.
Last year, according to Godfrey,
295 producers in the state had their
1955 allotments reduced for fail
ure to return marketing cards and
other violations.
These negligent farmers compar-S
ed with the 163,679 tobacco and'
peanut farmers in the state are,
"just a drop in the bucket," he said.'
However, failure to return these
cards definitely hurts the farmers;
... ' ' . a
whose allotments are reauceo ana
it also-slows up the work in the
county ASC office considerably.
: Godfrey, says that regulations
provide that the producer must re
turn to the county ASC office eaeh
tobacco or peanut marketing card
issued for the farm within SO days
after the close of the markets in
the general locality. Many farm
ers he said are still putting off re-'
turning the tobacco and peanut
marketing cards. , h-i;l" r "': "
Flue-cured tobacco farmer, with
a 5 per cent acreage cut last year,
and, another cut in acreage next
year, should not , take a chance on
losing more areage for mer care
lessness. "'X' X-:.
The Hertford Rotary Club will
meet Tuesday evening at 6:15
J o'clock at the JBotel Hertford. .
Fire Destroys
Farm Home un
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The store front of M. Divers
Negro, crashed into the building.
investigated the accident.
Masons To Install
New Officers At
Meeting Tuesday
- Officers elected earlier this
month? :ioi head the Perquimans
Lodge No. 106, A. F., & A. M.,
theyear 1956, wilj he, install
at services in" the lodge rooms on
Tuesday night, January 3, it was
reported. here today.
Elective officers to be insttillcd.
are Elijah White, Master; , John
Decker, senior warden; R. C. Bak
er, junior warden; J. S. Bass, sec
retary, and C. F. Murray, treas
urer.' '
Appointive officers to be metall
ed are C. E. Winslow, senior dea
con Jack Symons, junior deacon;
W. F. Ainsley, senior steward; R.
R. White, junior steward, and R.
C, Murray, tyler.
All members of the lodge are
urged to attend the installation ser
vice, and visiting Masons are invit
ed to attend.
Banks Rites Held
Friday Afternoon
Funeral services for Tarlie Tool
Banks, 83, who died Wednesday of
last week at Tiis home near New
Hope in Perquimans County, were
conducted last Friday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock' at the Lynch Funeral
Home by the Rev. Charles D. Sin
clair, pastor of the Woodville Bap
tist Church, and the Rev. Walker
Perry, pastor of :- Berea Disciples
Church. Burial was in Cedarwood
Mr, Banks was the Bon of Thad
eous P. and Mary Ann Barcliff
Banks; husband of Mrs. Sadie Bo
gue Banks;, and a member of the
Woodville Baptist Church. Sur
viving are three sons, W, R., C. C,
and T. P. Banks, of New Hope;
five daughters, 'Mrs, Mattie Bar
cliff and Wilma Banks, New Hope
and Mrs. H. B, Armstead, Mrs. W.
H. Jackson and Mrs. J. R. Hancock
all of Greensboro; 14 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Good Report Made
On Lee Soybean
; With only a couple of exceptions,
the new Lee;' soybean has been
showing up Its older rival, Ogden,
in per acre yield, according to
County Agent R. M. Thompson.
Vance Baker, of Hertford, Route
I, is a typical example. Thompson
says that Baker planted 4H acres
each to Lee and Ogden. The Lee
yielded 110 bushels while the Og
den yielded only 45 bushels, j
& Son was damaged in an unusual
The extent of the damage can be seen
Local Store Front
Demolished By Gar
Christmas Morning
The store front of . W. M.Djyers
& Sirh Jewelers, "was "demolished
early Christmas morning when a
1!50 Cadillac driven by George
Edward Reid, Negro of Rochester,
(New York, crashed into the right
I hand plate glass window at about
2:40 o'clock. The window and
brick foundation of the store was
completely smashed as was the
doorway. Three showcases in the
store were slightly damaged. Merr
rhundise in the window and show
cases was also damaged.
Police Officer M. G. Owens, who
investigated the accident, reported
Reid claimed the left front wheel
of his car locked about 75 feet from
j the store, and caused the car to
veer into the window. The cat- was
traveling north and veered diag
onally across the street, knocking
down a state road sign and a park
ing meter before striking the store
window. Reid Was placed in jail, awaiting
bond, on charges of reckless driv
ing and destroying real and person
al property.
Divers & Son and Simon Ruten
berg, owner of the building, carry
insurance, but it was reported that
Reid carried no liability, insurance
for his car. .
The store is open for business as
usual while contractors repair the
Funeral Sunday
John Nathan Asbell, 79, a native
and lifetime resident of Perquimans
County; died at the home of his
' sister-in-law, , Mrs. "Jesse Asbell,
Friday at 2:30 P. M., after a long
illness. ? . :
He was the son of the late Hen
derson and Martha Whitehead' As
bell. He was A member of Beth
any Methodist Church. -;.
He; is survived by one- sister,
Mrs. E. J. Layden of Elizabeth
City. '
The body was taken from the
Lynch Funeral Home to the Beth
any Methodist Church where, fun
eral, services were conducted at
8:30 P. M., Sunday by the Rev.
P. M. Porter. Burial was In the
family cemetery in Perquimans
accident here Christmas morning
from the above picture. Also shown is Patrolman M. G. Owens, who
irvcy Shows Only
39.6 Of Students
Extend Education
Less than a third (31.3'-) of
North Carolina's high school grad
uates, class of 1054, entered col-
lege, according. to u recent survey
by the State-Department of Public
Instruction. This survey, made by Nile F.
Hunt, Coordinator of Teacher Edu
cation, was an attempt to find out
what becomes of our high school
graduates. Although the survey
did not cover the entire number
(35,938) of high school graduates,
it did include a sufficient number
(24,673) to reveal certain signifi
cant data.
These data in terms of percent
ages applied to the whole are as
follows: 39.G continued formal
education; 31.3 entered college;
26.6 senior college; 4.7 junior
college; 8.3 entered business and
trade schools, and nurses training;
7.1 entered military service;
53.3 terminated their formal edu
cation. A racial comparison shows that
40.8 white and 32.6 Negro stu
dents continued formal education;
19.9 white and .3 Negro enter
ed military service; 54.2 white
and 59.4 Negro terminated form
al education.;
A comparison oi' white boys from
county units with white boys from
city unita shows that 31.9 from
the county and 60.8 from the
cities continued formal education;
87.7 county and 48.2 city enter
ed college; 22.3 county and 42.6
tity entered senior college; 5.4
Ipunty and 5.6 city entered junior
College; 4.2 county and 2.6 city
entered business, trade and nurses
training; 16.7 county and 11.4
city entered military service;
51.4 county and 37.8 city ter
minated formal education.
A comparison of white girls from
county units with white girls from
city units shows that 36.8 from
county units continued formal edu
cation as compared , with 51.6
from city units; 23.6 county unit
students entered college compared
with 35 from city units; 18.8
county and 35 city units entered
senior college and 5.3 county and
6.8 city students entered junior
r (Continued on Page Six)
when a car driven by George Reid,
Mrs. Chas.
To Direct Annual
March Of Dimes
Mrs. Charles Willifoni has ac
cepted tho' chairmanship ant! will
direct the annual March of Dimes
'cHiripitign m. PerqnrnlKWsCounty,'it
has been announced by Mrs. Cor
bin Dozier, county chairman for the
committee on Infantile Paralysis.
Plans for the March of Dimes
drive, which will get underway
throughout the county the latter
part of January are now being
made by Mrs. Dozier and Mrs. Wil
liford. These will be announced in
the near future,
As has been the custom in the
past, no quota, is exported for the
county but tho public is urged to
con tri I in to generously to this cause,
with funds collected going to help
fight tho battle against Infantile
Tho Perquimans drive is expect
ed to follow the pattern of past
years with a house to house can
vass being conducted throughout
the county by volunteer solicitors
in Hertford and members of the
various Home Demonstration Clubs
soliciting the rural areas.
Rites Held Friday
For Roscoe White
Roscoe Miller White, 44, diedXat
his home in Norfolk at 8:30 A. M.,
Wednesday of last week.
He was the husband of Mrs.
Sara Maie Winslow White nnd son
of Clarence B. and Sarah Miller
Also surviving are a son, Jay
Winslow White of the U. .S. 'Air
Force; a daughter, Miss Sara Lynn
White; two brothers, Lee E. White
of Avalon Terrace and C. Benton
White of Portsmouth and a sister,
Mrs. J. E. Perry, Jr., of Avalon
He was a native of Perquimans
County and had been a resident
of Princess Anne County and Nor
folk for 21 years. He was a mem
ber of the Fairmount Park Metho
dist Church and IOOF.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral
Home at 11 A. M., last Friday.
Burial was in the family ceme
tery at Hertford.
; Perquimans County schools will
resume regular class, schedules, on
next Monday. January 2, following
tho 11-day Christmas vacation, It
was announced today by J. T. Big
gers, Superintendent of Schools.
Property Required
To Be Listed During
January For Taxes
Hertford Stores
Open On Monday
Hertford stores and business
houses, with the exception of the
bank and post office, will be open
for business as usual next Monday,
January 2, it was reported today.
Tho stores closed for Christmas
last Monday and, Tuesday giving
employees the usual New Year's
holiday at that time.
Tom Banks Named
Outstanding Young
Farmer OfCounty
Tom Banks of Hertford, Route
2, has been awarded a plaque as
the county's outstanding young
farmer of 1955 by the Hertford
Junior Chamber of Commerce, in
cooperation with the Petroleum In
stitute of America. Presentation of
the award was made by Eldon Win
slow, president of the local Jaacee
The selection for the award is
based upon achievement in agricul
ture and participation in civic com
munity projects. The winner must
be between the ages of 21 and 36.
Hanks, 32, is married to the for
mer Ola Bogue Whedbee. They
have two children, Joyce Ola, age
9 and Allen, age 5. Bunks is own
er of 999 acres of land of which
400 acres are" cleared and wnich he
works. His chief crops are corn,
soybeans, potatoes, wheat and
oats. During the past year he al
so raised 200 hogs.
Tho presentation of the plaque
was the second made in an annual
event sponsored by the Jaycees.
Farmers Advised
To Secure Social
Security Cards
"The time is fast drawing near
when it will be necessary for the
farmers to have their Social Se
curity cards," states It. M. Thomp
son, Terquimans County Farm
Agent. "It will be necessary for
farmers to have their cards when
they file their inrome tax for 1955.
If you have not secured your card
as yet you should apply for this
immediately as it takes several
(lays for the card to be returned to
you after you make application.
"This card is necessary because
of a new law that went into effect
January 1, 1955. It covers all
farmers and farm employees if the
farmer makes $400 net profit in a
year or the farm employee draws
$100 in salary from one single
farm during a period of one year.
This law requires you to pay 3
on your net earnings or if you arc
employing farm hands it requires
you to pay a total of 4, of which
2 is withheld from the employ
ee's salary.
"The benefits from this Social
Security law are such that I think
they should be of special interest
to bur farm families as there are
survivor's benefits for your wife
and children and. retirement bene
fits when you reach the age of 65.
"Make certain that you have
your social security card when you
file your income tax as it will save
you a great deal of confusion and
trouble, as this card is absolutely
The Rev. Paul E. Shultz, rector
nf Wntv Tinniftf TCnictnnal fTinwW I
announces the following services
for the church for January 1: Holy
Communion, 8:30 A. M.; Church
School, 9:45 A. M.; Holy Commun
ion and sermon at 11 A. M. A cor
dial welcome is extended the pub-
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Tax listers for Perquimans
County will start next, week the
task of listing county property for
1956 taxation, it was announced to
day by Julian C. Powell, County
Tax Supervisor.
County tax listers for the vari
ous townships are Julian liong,
Bethel; Percy Rogerson, Hertford;
Ernest Long, Parkville; Mrs. T. ('.
Perry, Belvidere, and J. A. Sutton,
New Hope.
The tax listers will carry out the
duties of their office under instruc
tions issued them by the Board of
County Commissioners in a speuial
meeting held here on Decembeil'.).
The tax lister's job will run
through the month of January and
all property owners must list then
property prior to January 'iJ. oth
erwise there is a uenully r,l one
dollar for the late listing.
Schedules for tax listers are be
ing published this week and prop
erty owners are urged to list early
in order to avoid the usual last min
pte rush.
There are few changes in the
listing regulations and the (a:
rate for. the property listed ne.vf
month will be set by the Board at
its meeting in July.
In addition to taking the nroier
ty list, the workers will also take
a farm census. Farmers are urged
to prepare lists in advance- and to
assist list takers In the takinc
the census.
County Seal Sa
Reaches $932.89
The Christmas Seal .Sale for Per
quimans County has reached
$932.80, according to the Seal Sale
chairman, Jarvis Ward. The goal
for Terquimans is $l-'!00.00. Ward
said, "money raised for seals will
be needed more than ever uilli
chest X-rays soon to be made in
the new Perquimans Health De
partment." Ward said, '"that while Tulieivu
losis strikes all age groups it hits
hard at young adults, and takes the
lives of more young people bet ween
15 and 25 than any other disease
known to he preventable, that, chest
X-rays are one of the best means
of detecting tuberculosis in an
early stage."
Mr. Ward 'stressed, the import
ance of everyone mailing in their
rontrihution for without funds the
Association would not be able to
carry on its year-round program on
tuberculosis control, and preven
tion. Mrs. M. B. Taylor, representative
reported $5.05 received-from - llm
First Colored Baptist Church in
Perquimans County.
Current Auto Tags
Good 'til Feb. 16th
Current license plates will be
valid until mid-February, 1956, the
Motor Vehicles Department re
minded Tar Heel car owners today.
Under a revised registration
schedule, new tags will go on sale
throughout the State January 3 and
extend through February 15.
Col. James R. Smith, command
er of the State Highway Patrol,
said that enforcement measures
against delinquent motorists would
become effective' promptly on Feb
ruary 16. He urged owners to se
cure their new tags without delay
following the opening of sales.
New license plates will be sold
by branch offices of the Carolina
Motor Club, the Winston-Salmrt
Auto Club, and by Motor Vehirle
Headquarters in Raleigh. ,
Renewal cards will go into the
mail around December 27, Depait
ment officials said. . t
Chairman Reno

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