Hertford Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 6, 1956.
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Xi on of the largest real estato
actions to take place here in
al years the Southern Cotton
Companyon Wednesday of last
k, sold iU land and buildings,
located on Grubb-Street, to Mrs.
Z-aabeth Clark Harris at an un
The new owner, it ;has been an
nounced, -will take possession . of
the property on July 10, 1956. '
Under the terms of the sale
rreement Mrs. Harris purchased
19 acres of land containing 63,000
square feet of housing space ton
ilBtingof six houses, a brick mill
building, four warehouses, a cotton
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. gio ana severm biumi vuiuuuuiioai-
v " sale brings to an end the
operation' of Southern , Cotton Oil
Company in this community.. The
f irm, for years;one of the county's
fiiitjitanrtiinf -1 Industries. ' orlsrinally
manufactured cotton ,anof soybean
meal, fertilizer and other products
at the site here. However, about
five years ago the operations, were
curtailed' and the company since
operated on af buying station stat
us, operating only its cotton giiu.
; ' AS I; for future plan for, the'
property the new-owner states that
at least two , indu8tie . will be
fought to occupy the larger build
ings;, conferences are now being
held with a. number pf firms which
are interested in leasing soma of
the buildings,' and establishing' an
industry here. , The cotton gi will
be operated again at the plant this
season, and a f irm will purchase
cotton and soybeans for the South
ern. Cotton it Company, and at
he r time will 'sell some of the
'"?pany's products,1 ' ) i
t! n of the land, .that a. -"t to
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may be developed as a new hous
ing Site for the resw-nta or .Hert
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FridayJuly 20,' is the date when
growers will determine how they
want to" market their 1957 wheat
crop, L. L. Lane, Chairman . of the
Perquimans County Agricultural
Stabilisation , and ; Coiuervatwn
'Committee, reminded farmers to
day.. . i .'V' !
Farmers who will harvest mdpe
than IS 'acres of whect as grain on
a farm in 1957 are " '5le to cast
ballots in the Whet VU Refer-
end "n.- The polling place win be,i
st i e' Agricuharel EuilJ.ng in
A two-thirds favoial.e vote will
n that market:., J quotas and
' .s on e'" s v" it will be
i t fr f i 1:7 wl.eat crop.
U ' t , io tjo, p. Li support to
s i. t'.s co.; .xilal area
rp'y wi'.'i tl.eir v lieat acre-
l.!. nts will be At the full
' fvs;iuLIs between 75 and 96
t of psr;'y. '
ore t!r : r C Vd'ef t.e
a vol' t i i e quotas,
tas v 1 t , in effect,
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Attend Assembly .
A Maaonic team from Hertford,
Composed of B. C- Berry, M. M.
Harris, James S. McNider, R. C.
Mnrray, Elijah White; W JJarvis
Ward and Charies, T. Murray, 'will
attend a special Masonic 'Assem
bly at Waynesville on Sunday, July
8, ind take part in the program to
Exemplification of the Royal
Master's Degree, which will -be in
hpA6rvof Roscoe M. Wynnf Most
IHostrious Grand Master of Royal
and Select Masters' in North "Caro
link will be conducted by the local
lesm. -r.;. -'.j;.':.:'.r .4 ,-.::, ' 'C'.
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? the Friends Church at Belvidere
was the settingn Sunday, June 24,
at 6 . o'clock, for the ; wedding, of
Miss Avie Joan Winslow, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wins
law of Belvidere, and James Oliver
Layden, Jr., son of Mr. and Ms.
Oliver Layden, Sr., of Hobbsville;
The Rev. p. Virgil Pike, pastor,
performed the double ring cere
mony in a setting of palms, 'fern,
white flowers and lighted cathedral
A program of nuptial music was
played by Judith 1 Winslow,, cousin
of . the bride. ' , "She wore ' a- rose
evening f own - with a corsage ef
white' carnations. w.Mias Evange
line1 Saunders mnrO; Cwect V-f
y.6f Life" and-WWadffljtt
Prayer. Her5 gownwfcs yellow
with a corsage ef white" cj&'rfctions.
Jive)i in mafriagelby her father,
the . bride was attired in s full
length gown nfede bt dhaihtlll lace
and tolw ovtr1 bridM tfctfn) the bo
'dice was fashioned with a sweet
heart neckline and long lace sleeves
ended in wedding, points over the
hands. The. back-was centered with
tiny self -covered buttons with a
very bouffant skirt. Her two-tiered
f ingertip veil of silk illusion was
attsched -to A lace tiara trimmed
with' .seed pearls. .. She carried a
white Bible topped with an orchid
showered ; with ' stephanotis and
satin ribbon. Her necklace of sat
in pearls was a gift of the bride
groom. . k .,
Miss Lois Violet Winslow was
maid -of honor. She, wore a bal
lerina length gow of yellow organ-
dji Styled with a basque bodice ant i
full skirts With' tiny "puffed
sleeve .and a(, large bow at the
waist line. A matching headpiece
was 'worn.' She .carried an old
fasliionSd osegay of shasta. dais
ies 'and blue Queen Ann lace. ,
Miss'Ruthann Layden, sister of
the bridegroom and Miss Ruth Jor
dan of Greenville, cousin of the
bride, were the bridesmaids. They
wore blue gowns like that of the
honor attendant and carried an old
fashioned nosegay of shasta dais
ies and pink Queen Anitlaeg. J
Honorary attendants "weriliss
Earlene Culiipher of Elizabeth
City; II'.ls Lois Hope Howell and
1.::bs Isttyi Ana Felton of Hert
ford; Miss Sylvia Wrae Copeland,
E'ias Ahh White and Miss LaClaire
Tina5ow of Belvidere., They wore
I "a.'.i.A lnngth gowns' of pastel
' )E3 wi .h a hairdo of Carnations.
C -' ' jf 'ilie brUrcrroem ' as best
i s r's father, Oliver Lay
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OFFICE POOL For a cool office, it's a pool office. The steeflng committee of the National
Swimming Pool Institute demonstrates the theory, and the boas doesnt have to keep his shirt
on, either. As mid-90 degree temperatures roasted Chicago residents, Jere Gottschalk, left,
Dan Baldwin and Phyllis Ryan, all from the northern Illinois area, pooled efforts for conven
tion fun. ' " ."..v..
.,!':. Uens Elect -
Jo1 n t. StlclcleV
North Carol.na ha,been elected
'International' President of .Lions
1 1nternational at the association's
' 89th annual convention Miami,
'-:' Florida. Lions International; with
,642,828 members in 12,334 Lions
Clubs in 75 countries or regions,
S the world's largest service club
organisation. ; i, , ; '
To II:rtfcrd Church
: One change was made in assign
ment 'of Methodist 5 pastors W
churches in Perqulmana- County
during the annual Conference con
cluded last week at Greenvijhv..
J. A. Auman, formerly of the
Camp Ground Church near Fayette
ville, was assigned the : pastortiga
of the Hertford Methodist Church
to succeed I. S. Richmond, who Tet
tired for one year due to health.
Mr. Auman, who is married and
has three children, began'' his du
ties here in Hertford this week.
' The Conference reassigned P. M
Porter to the Anderson Church and
E. R. Meekins; to serve as pastor
of the churches of the Perquimans
Charge. . ' '! '
Has Busy Six Months
Conservation plans were prepar
ed with seventeen Perquimans
County farmers during the first six
months of 1956. " These conserva
tion plans included practices to
maintain and improve the fertility
of the soil. , , . ',- , , . .
. During this, period., Perquimans
County farmers cooperating with'
the Albemarle .Soil Conservation
District constructed 21 miles of
ditches which involved the moving
of 39,970 cubic ya.Js of dirt, made
improvement cuttings on 80 acres
of woodland, plant? i 6 acres of ,bk
color lespedeza for. food for quail,
and spread 38.S . 3 rubic yards of
spoil banks. Qrv .' rm pond fnr
livestock wiiLr 3 i" jr. One pond
was enlaix d f.r s. nation water.
Five rroi y i
7! " -e (rrorp j, 1
in 1. i,ih t 1 i
tl 17,413 cuVc ;
re jobs were
' 5 farms.
Yd 4.1 miles
i " dirt.
To; Sup3rior Court
Six defendants, appearing before '
Judge Chas. E. Johnson in Per
quimans Recorder's Court , here
I Tuesday, were bound over to th
' Superior Court on felony charges
for action at the November4term of
court. ' i '
- One of the defendants, Darrell
Ritchey, charged with larceny of a
motor and the breaking and enter
ing of seven businesa places 1A Per
quimans County waived prelimi
nary hearing. V He .testified against
Kooert a.ing, v unanea cnamoers
and ArnoW Ronach, also 'cTiW;
with larceny of tHa motor and -these
men were bound over io Superior
Court, when the recorder' found
probable cause. Bond for the lat
ter three was set at $500 each, i
: Ritchey, r George ... Twiddy" and
James v Dia,, each, charged with
breaking and entering, waived pre-,
liminary hearing and were bound
oyer to superior court with bonds
set as follows; For Ritchey, $3,
000; Twiddy, $3,000, and Diaz,
000. ' - .
A1I three of these men are being
held in Chowan County cn simi
lar charges and under similar
bonds. As to the charges in this
county they are alleged to have
broken into the Winfall Service
Station, Baker's ' Store, ' tinrtis'
Store, Glenn's Place, Tucker's' Mill,
Ej A- Spivey Store, Harrell Gas ft
Coal Co and the REAffice.' '
: 'Sheriff J, j. White has reported
Ritchey . has .given the. sheriff a
statement admitting breaking and
entering-seven of the places, and
has implicated .Twiddy, Diaz and
three other youths as being com
panions in the crimes. i
In one ther ease disposed of by
the court during ,the session Tues
day, Otis J. White was found guil
ty on a charge of failing to yield
.the right-of rway. He waa ordered
to pay a fine of $10 and costs of
court. Tri'i.'iTl,-. .:.. :?
"I At the request of defense at
torney W. H.-Qakey, Jr., for trials
by jury," in the cases of Floyd
Monds, charged with driving drunk
and James Stallings, charged with
transporting liquor, were set hpon
the . docket j of the Superior Court
for hearing at the November term.
Thr pUshout County -', -
'(Jotton. blooms were being found
in" undnnce on farms throughout
Perquimans tounty . this-week as
evidenced by the nuntber of blooms
repor' J to the office of The Week
ly lact Monday,, Matthew Smith,
'who farms the Robert A.. White
land, Route one, brought the first
bloom of the season to The Week
ly on Monday. He reported he has
3.1 acres of cotton and the crop
looks very good. " i ; .
Mrst Wayland . .White,
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1 timc wrxif'o
IllliJ WLLIi u
II ' aivsini itlfA i . I
II IFLnill IJ'liV I
l," A. federal grant1 of 1H billion I excepting the section recommend
lollars to aid in school construction ! Ing rewiring 6t one building. It
Lppearedl0OTne' 'to? ' ftta year was reported' no need for this re
ihen Congress voted Tuesday tol wiring could be determined through
exclude aid froirt atates which re-,
fuse to abolish segregated .schools.
A bitter debate "over the matter
foM he Washiiurton
reports . a t a t e)il prohibitive
amendment adbpted, by ii-ftt of
164 to 118 eliminates possible pas-1 contracts for these projects are ex
iage of the measure at the present! pcted to be let within the next
Session of Congress. . six weeks. " -
Stel mills ' of. thi nation were
closed -down Sunday by a strikej
called by union members following
expiration of a work contract Ne
gotiations for a new contract fail
ed when' the union 'and company
could not reach agreement . over
wage increases. . Reports state the
steel" strike is not expected to af
fect national business much due to
large steel inventories held by busi
ness organizations.- Likewise, it is
believed the : s,teel strike will be
settled within a short period of
time.' ' .
' Communist rulers of Poland quel
led an uprising in the city of Pot
man last week by turning guns and
tanks' on the revolting residents
who, according to reports, were de
manding additional food and liber
ties from the government. ' The chairmen appointed by the incom
dinmunists ' blamed 1 a Western, ing president, are to be announced
pswer for instigating the uprising!
but some authoritative reports say
general unrest among the people in
Communist nation is the true rea
sen for the riot.
: '.. Preliminary investigations of the
crashing of two airliners in Ari
zona last week reveals evidence the
planes collided causing the disas
ter in which 127 persons lost their
lives; ; The two planes left a Cali
fornia airport about 'three minutes
apart and the debris of the wreck
was discovered in the Grand Can
yon' in Arizona, miles from the
cene of departure. ' ' '
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A preview of proposed school
bills, expected to Be introduced at
the' special session Of the General
AlBsembly "Sthis J month, was' given
tlie state's legislative leaders last
Tuesday. J Some' criticism of part
of the program expected to be pre;
sented has been made,: However,
tie 'proposals' advocated by the
when they meet later this month.
A national -' highway program,
calling for construction of some
4D,t .J-plus miles of super high
ways across the nation, is expect
ed to get under way this year, A
L ral measure financing the pro
J $ 1 s been signed by the Presi
' . -d taxes for tve rr6
r a r-1 i '
' Wednesday, "September 5, has
been designated as the opening day
of Perquimans County Schools for
the 1958-57 School term it was re
ported by J. T. Biggers, county
school superintendent following a
meeting of the Board of Education
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last jnonaay nigm.
Other action taken by the Board
during the meeting included adop
tion of a resolution moving up the
pay date for teachers to the 25th
of each month. Heretofore, teach
ers have been paid on the final
working day in each month.
The Board also voted to continue
school children's insurance program,
with the f same company which
handled this program during the
past school year. j
No action was taken by the
Board on a request, submitted by
R. L. Kingsbury, principal at Per-
quimans Training School, for ad-
dition of a teacher at that school
for instructing mentally handicap-
ped children. t.
4, r.agar morris ana J. i. Dig
gers were authorized to confer with
'til 1 J T f Tl .
the Hertford. Town Board concern-..."
ing installation of an additional
new water ouyyiy iiiic ia jiiotaiicu
Vtr ftiA tnwti in tliia nra
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The report of the April ffrandi
(jury was read to the Board, and!
action was voted to carry out all I
I recommendations made by the jury.
concerning school improvements
inspection' of the building.
'The Board was advised as te
progress being made, toward con-
struction of an addition to the Kinel
.Grammar SchoolJ it'beiiig reported
Davis Installed As
New officers for the Hertford
Rotary Club were installed at a
meeting of the club held Tuesday
nieht at the Hotel Hertford. W. J,
(Bill) Davis, superintendent of. are already under cultivation but
the State Highway Shops, was in-lsaid those who do participate will
stalled as president of the club, tend to cut surpluses. (
succeeding A. W. Hefren, retiring
V- Afhsv nf finer
were C. P. Morris, vice president;
Jack, Kanoy, , secretary-treasurer;
Julian C. Powell, Dr. A. B. Bon
ner and C. R. Holmes, directors.
'.Club commltteesVahd activities
at a later date.
Oh Parcel Post
;,A new service, delivery of parcel
post received at the Hertford Post
Office, was started by the local of
fice, on last Tuesday, it was report
ed by Postmaster W. W. White.
jThis service has lojig been re.
ouested by patrons of the local
Post Office and Mr. White stated,
he was happy to announce the Pos
tal Department had finally approv
ed the service for this community.
".In drawing up a schedule for the
delivery of parcel post, Mr. White
said there will be' only one delivery-
each Jay.' That during .'the
morning hours. Inclusion of this
service by the local office will also
cause a slight . delay on the sched-J
ule for delivery of first class mail.
, Roy Chappejl Named
0 Velfare Board , '
Roy S. Chappell, former member
of the Board of County Commis
sioners was appointed to member-1
ship on the Perquimans Board of
Public Welfare by the Board' of
Commissioners during its meeting
last Monday. ' "' r i u
, Mr. Chappell will .succeed Max
Campbell as a member of the Wel
fare Fard. . Campbell concl ' d
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0!i Bond Sale j
Action was taken by the Board of
County Commissioners last Monday
clearing the way for the sale of
county bonds in the amount of
1 125,000, (o be used toward con
struction of a new school here.
The Board formally approved the
sale of the bonds, authorizing the
Local Government Commission to
proceed with the necessary, steps
converting the bonds into cash.
Sale of these bonds, and con
struction of two county school pro
jects, were temporarily suspended
due to court action a couple of
mnnt.Via nern hiif th Ipirnlitv rt4 tfiA
action w upheld by the Supreni6
nd ,oca) offidalg . be,ieve
work on the ojects here can and
will be started within a very short
Soil Bank Program
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County ASC office described work-
program, to a large number of in
terested farm producers during a'
meeting held at . the Agriculture
Building last Monday night
It was pointed out that growers
must list reasons for making ap-
plication for benefits. "These may
be adverse weather conditions, fail-
truiF iruui Jiuturai causes or piOW'
ing up acreage already in cultiva
tion .-; . ;
Benefits, under the program,
vary on the basis of yield per acre
on which payments are computed.
Numerous questions were asked
about various' phases of the soil
bank program as growers sought
to learn how it would apply to
their- individual AnerAttntia
' Miss Helen Nixon, secretary of
the local ASC committee, pointed
out it is too late this year for
growers to take full advantage of
the new system since most crops
ADDlications for nrnt(n jw
thA nrocrB.m flrA nnvo lutn m!,.'
ed by the ASC office.
Mr. . and Mrs. j. O. Wise an
nounce the birth of a daughter born
Saturday, June 30, at the Albe
marie Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Wise
live at Mrs. R. T. White's apart-.
ment on Dobb Street.
leld Monday Night
Indians Lose Game
To Camtiick; Score
Win Over Chowan
Camtuck edged the Perquimans
Indians by a score of 9-8 in an Al
bemarle .League game played in
Hertford Tuesday -night The con
test was a see-saw event with first
one team then the other' holding
the lead for short periods of time.'
; Camtuck scored once in the first
but the Indians knotted the ccunt
in . the fourth' then the visitors
added two the fifth While Per-
quimans -laiued for- four ranf
Camtuck scored three in the sixth
and seventh while the local' team
made only a total of three for both
-, Numerous errors by 'both teams
contributed to the scoring in the
game. 'Matthews Was the starting
pitcher for Perquimans but was re-
lieved in the sixth by Emmlnixer
while" Hastings started for Cain-
tuck, being relieved in the seventh
by Pete Paul. -:v ; ;
The loss wag the first of the past
week for the Indiana who defeated
C owan in two y-es p!r-.l last
A county budget for the current
fiscal year, 1656-57, Calling for ex- '
penditures of $309389.00 was
adopted at a meeting of the Per- v
quimans Commissioners - held last '
Monday. The Board then set tax
rate of $1.65 per hundred dollar
valuation for the year. This i the '
same tax rate as used last year..
During the meeting Monday 'the .
Commissioners amended the pro
posed budget by a total of $9,384,
adding $9,000 for outlay in the debt
service fund to provide payment of
principal and interest on school '
bonds expected to be sold this
month. $384 was added to outlay
for the general county fund.
As formally adopted on Monday
the budget calls for the following
expenditures during the. year-by
the various funds:' General Coun
ty, $63,148.00; Poor Fund, $2r ;
482.00; Debt Service, $49,000.00;
School Fund, $70,565.00; School v
capital outlay, $6,400.00; Welfare
Administration, $11,140.00; Old
Age Assistance, $63,580.00; Aid to
Dependent Children, $21,980.00; Aid
Totally Disabled, $21,504.00.
Income to balance this budget is
expected to come in this manner,'
$132,000.00 from property taxes
and $177,889.00, from sources oth
er than taxation. 1 "
Max R. Campbell, County Ac
countant, gave the Board a review
of the county s financial statement .v
as of June 30, 1958, reporting total i
income of the county during the
past year was $390,112.73 while ex
penditures amounted , to $341,. :'
835.54. Total cash balances of all j
funds on July 1 . was reported as I
$106,209.38. A total of $27,874 was '
collected during the year from de r
linquent tax liens, and this aeC ,
eofliits largely for thtdlflejws.i6'te
the surplus accumulated during the
year:-;",::; .. , . t' ,
Two bids "were received by the .
Board from local oil companies for
furnishing fuel oil and kerosene to
th county during the coming year? .
The bid of Winslow Oil Company v
was accepted by the Commission .
era. This bid offered a discount of -.0195
on all purchases made during
j the year while Baker Oil Company 1
submitted a bil offering a discount
,' - 0186 on a" Purchases,
During the meetin& ler re-
. Dy we BoaM ttom naMe
T. Skinner, Jr., offering suggest-
lons ror th uPkeeP of the court
house Tund "d agriculture
bui'ding, was" read and considered
y tne members..
5 ' .B ' B.
Officer, presented a buu-
I get for the coming year for the
u..ii. n.-.-i i ..n.i v..... .
anu isctraruiieiu wnicii requesc 1
ed an increase of $56100 Over last
year's expenditures." This request
was turned down by the Board. '
The Board also received month
ly reports from the Welfare De
partment and Farm Extension Ser-
1. vice officers.
dians to a 9-3 win over Chowan
here on Thursday night while Paul
Matthews was accounting for some
fjne hitting for the team. White
gave ftp seven hits. Matthews hit '
two; triples and a single to score
five runs. Bradshw pitched for'
Chowart allowing nin'fu$ "on 11
At Chowan on Friday night the'
Indians required an overtime to
get a 14-1) victory. ' '
Chowan was leading 0-3 until the
fifth when Whitham, a pinch-hitter,
tripled with the base loaded.
-Paul Matthews. blasted a home
run for', the winners in, the first
inning with, one mate aboard. ' ','
Billy Wiiwlow " rink Chri.
gau divided the 1 ...j for Kc .
ford while Lan aad Austin toe
i Paul Matthews and Fr: j T
fliews-'hatJ three hits t . '
Hertford while JorJysi 1
three Vw f r C