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X murder charge has been placed
against William Askew,' Hertford
Negro, following the fatal shooting
of Annie Mae Douglass Ellison, 34
year old . Negro, last Saturday
night ,and the trial has been set
for the November term' of Superior
Court which convenes Monday. ' -Askew
through his attorney, W.
H. Oakey, Jr., waived a"preliminary
hearing of the matter Tuesday
morning and bond was set at $500.
, The defendant wa8 arrested by
Police Officer M. G. Owens, who
investigated the shooting, , which
took place at Askew's home on
k4 Grubb Street in Hertford at about!
11:80 Saturday; night. ; . s .
- According to' the police the Elli
son woman was 'shot in the thigh
'and died in Chowan Hospital early
Sunday . morning . from " loss of
According to wal police offi--
cials the woman was shot 'about
11;30 P. M., Saturday, and : was
rushed to the hospital by Askew.
The victim's father rep6rted the)
shooting to Hertford police who
: began investigation. After, sev-i
eral hours of questioning Askew,
admitted to firing the single shot
. from a 16 gauge shotgun, which
lodgeil in her left leg some six
: inches from the knee cap.
. Askew, according to a report,'
told 'police officers, the shooting
. was accidental. In a statement he
- is reported to have' said an argu-
ment developed at his home after
he, the Ellison woman "and John
Daniels and his wife arrived from
Winfall, and he (Askew) went into
( - the house to secure a shotgun with
which htf hoped he could scare the
: Daniels couple into stopping the
argument. Askew said he did not
f inteud to shoot . anyone. ..but
walking trough his home the gW
wag discharged and the shot struck
' th TUiWJ(n'ahrw'w'r
f i Askew told the "police thj gun
jfwent off a Annie Mae cam fo
rward him to take the gun from hie
' 'possession, after asking him what
he intended to do with ,the gun.
Indiana Edged By
The Indians of Perquimans High
. School, holding a 5-3 record for the
1956 football season will close out'
the grid schedule on Thursday
I . night of this week by playing Cen-
i tral High of Pasquotank County.,
f This contest was arranged" after 'a.
j scheduled game with Morehead City
-was cancelled because of a conflict
J-brought about by Morehead partici
pating in the state playoffs.
, Perquimans lost its third game of
the season last Friday night on the
f local field when the Elizabeth City
"Yellow Jackets edged ou a 12-7
'victory over Coach Ike Perry'i out
. fit. It was the third time this sea
son . the Indians were scored on;
which gives the Perquimans team a
splendid record for the year.
i- Elizabeth City scored in the first
. and second1 quarters to defeat the
In ! ans. The first TD came early,
.i Uie game with Elizabeth City re
covering an Indian fumble on the
5 yard line and moving to the
one yard stripe on a pass play from
' "'rert to Fearing. Bill Burgess
' tad over for the score but tfie
. nvrrsion try was missed and the
3 k.ood 6-0 for the visito. j. .
i J.a Yellow Jackets dom!. ti
' e pl.-y during the first ha!f ' '
. -d again in the second p toa
fter a determined; march d- n
r a f ' " J. Eogerson tallied the s .c
J ID for the Jackets. " '
l r-uimans, which bad displayed
1 5d defense during most of
" t Y .'f came back tt"i1"i
. 2 C-'.il and fourth I
; i tl.e Jaet offensive. 1 1 e
1 cutj ,!ned Elizabeth C'
tve h-'f tut were ur- " j t i
i a s'fsi.' .d drive 1 ijt
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Perquimans County schools will
be closed next Thursday and Fri
day in observance of the Thanks
giving holiday, it . was announced
today by J. T. Blggers, school su
perintendent Classes will be re
sumed as usual on Monday,1 Novem
ber 26. '
17 G'riies Listed f
' Perquimans High School, which
closed out its football schedule on
Thursday night of this week, will
start preparation for the basketball
seascAi, which will open December
4 with Camden High School com
jng here for the opening game.
Principal E. C. Woodard has an
nounced the school will play a 17
game schedule, ' competing in the
Albemarle Conference,.' Pre-confer-
ence games Jiave been -arra;
with Camden, Central, Chowan and
Gatesville, while the conference op
ponents will be Edenton, Ahoskie,
Wilfiamston. Plymouth and Tar-
' The' schedule for the Indians and
Squaws is as follows: , - .
- December 4 Camden, here.
: December 7 Central, there.
December. 11 Camden, there.
. December 14 Chowan, there, , ,.
! ' December 18 Central, here. ; i '.
January 4 Williamston, there.
January 8 Tarborrf, here; .
January li Ahoskie, there. I
January 15 Gateaville, here,
f Tut rain mlii B-KjIanr An w thnM t. u
J2nify 22 PlymoutlVhere M
j Jiuiumry uuaowuin, iwik
'January 29 Tarboro, .there. '
February 1 Ahoskie,' here. v. .
i February 8 Edenton, here.
February 12 Plymouth; there
February 15 Gatesville, there. '
thews ran the extra point. Waking
the score 12-7 in favor Of Elizabeth
City. ' ' ' -
. 'Bateman. ' Johnson and Charles
Whedbee were the outstanding de
fensive players " for Perquimans,
VhHj Jimmy Rosa " and Tommy
Matthews were, the offensive Btars.
' Based upon condition and yield
reports from growers as of Novem
ber 1, the 1956 production of North
Carolina peanuts wU amount to
294,000,000 pounds, the North Car
olina -Crop Reporting Service, an
nounced 'today. 'The ; estimate Is
down 9,800,000 pounds, or a little
over three percent, from the 803;
800,000 pounds expected, a hionth
ago, but till exceeds last year's
crop ,of 204,250,000 pounds ly 44
per c,ent - , 1
; Prospective decreases in. th ex
pected crop have been ' brought
about by' unfavorable '.weather for
harvesting and handling peanuts.
The total damage cannot yet be es
timated, because the current esti
mate does not take into account any
spoilage of peanuts in stacks which
may have occurred because of con
tinued rai 1 justt i'Jr to and after
report c . The present estimated
yield 1-r acre is l.r?9 pounds as
cou , c.ed v' h 1,C?S pounds in
19E5 and l':i3 rounds for the 1945
54 ten-; "tf - , -
' I i"-ton an-
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, ' November 16, 1956.
The... Hertford. Grammar .School
PTA held its regular monthly
meeting in the Perquimans County
High .School auditorium on Thurs
day night; November 8, The devo
tional was conducted by the Rev.
Paul Shultz, who used "Knowledge"
as his theme. . v ,., . ,
During the business session, con
ducted by the president, Mrs. "Jack
Brinn, Mrs. F. Auisley, treas
urer, reported a balance of $176.75
after1 all bills were' paid.': Mrs.
John Coston, membership chairman,
reported a total of 339 parents and
; friends had .'joined the PTA . with
seven out of eight elapses report
ing 100 per cent. Mrs. Bill CoX
reported (.hat the goal pf 400 sub
scriptions- to The" Perquimans
Weekly was very near, and urged
all members to work extrafjhard. -
' ; The group voted in favor of
changing the PTA Constitution so
that in the future there would be
a minimum of six meetings a year
rather than nine. Mrs. Brinn ex
plained. the set-up for the establish
ment of a mental health clinic for
this district, and the group voted
support for the plan. : In accord
ance with PTA policy and the ap
proval of the principal, the parents
were urged to refrain from treat
ing the classes during school hours
and to limit their treats to one
Urge one at the end of school.
Mrs. Brinn also told all members
to look in their new yearbooks for
the date and program for the next
meeting. ' -,. nWII"'
- Observing . American Education
Week, Mrs. Clarence Dail, pro
gram chairman, introduced Miss
Thelma Elliott, who explained how
films are used 'to advantage in
teaching today. . A film "Aids To
Learning" was then shown. , This
film proved to be both informative
and entertaining. .. , ,
' During October, the State High
way Commission completed 8.5
miles of road improvements in the
First Highway Division, Commis
sioner Emmett Winslow of Hert
ford reports. t
. Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck,
Dare, Gates, Perquimans, Bertie,
Hertford, ' Northampton, Chowan
Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell" itnd Wash:
ington Counties compose the First
Highway Division.. W, N. Snruill
is Division Engineer. J. J. Gilbert
is Assistant Division Engineer. Di
vision headquarters are at Ahoskie.
George K. Mack is District Engi
neer at Elizabeth City in charge
of road maintenance in Camden,
Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquo
tank and Perquimans Counties. '
In Chowan, the road from inter
section 'at Smalls Crossroads east
to NC 32 in Tyner was paved' with
a sand asphalt base course and wid
ened two feet for 2.8 miles. The
road is now 18 feet wide. State
forces did the work.
, In Perquimans, the following' 18
foot wide secondary roads and
their-lengths were paved with a
sand asphalt base course and wear
ing surface: : From a point on a
paVed county road about ,2.7 miles
northeast of Winfall south' 'to b
point on a county road for' 1.2
miles; northeast of Winfall, south
to a point on a county road for 1.2
miles;, from a point on a county
road south of Snow Hill Crossroads
southeast to NC 37, 1.8 mile; and
front a polht on a paved county
road about five miles northeast of
Bethel north to4he " Perquimans
River, p.3 piile, VA sand asphalt
wearing surface only was placed
from a point on paved county road
about three miles, west of . New
Hope south to the Perquimans Riv
er for 2.4. miles. . State forces did
all, the Work on the roads.
Recorder Court 4'
In Recess Tuesday v
'This week's session of- Perquim
ans Recorder's Court was in recess
dm t i the absence of Judge Chas.
' n. Since superior Court
. v -1 xt iitnday, the next
t.-r -1 ; c! -r'a Court has been
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ATOP THE CONXINENT-i-Theie. Amy Transportation Corps
soldiers left the summer warmth of Fori Eastls,' Va to beat the
closing In of the lee packs homing a few thousand yards off the
shore of northern Alaska. Using an LCM (Landing Craft Mech
anized), they are supplying the. DEW Line radar outposts.
Proposal Made On
- Hertford's Town Board, meeting
in regular session last Monday
night, discussed a proposal for dis
position of the Hertford Grammar
School property in which both the
town and the Board of Education
will share in the proceeds from
the sale of the site. i t
The proposal offered at the
meeting Monday, was made in an
effort, to' secure additional funds
for the Board of Education, needed!
for completion of the-rteW school, I
replacing the one which burned last
January. It calls ior the, lunch
room to be converted into a library
and the remainder of the land to be
sold at. "public auction, with the
Town. 'and Board of Education
sharing in the action. ' ,,
Joint action by the two boards Is
necessary for any disposition of .the
site at this time, idue to the terms
of a deed written in 1905 which
conveyed the land as a sjte for a
school, with' provisions -that the
land be returned to the ownership
of the town in case 'the building
burned and was not replaced.
After some discussion of the mat
ter the Town Commissio'he'rs took
the matter under advisement for
one week and will meet again next
Monday night at which time some
decision on the proposal is expect
ed to be. made. V ' . . .
Other 'matters handled during the
Board meeting this week was a
short report relating, plans for a
zoning ordinance for Hertford are
shaping up, and public hearings on
the proposal will be announced af
ter another meeting of the planning
board handling the preliminary
A report was made by Mayor
Darden that the Street Department
is engaged in an improvement pro-
, . . 1 i
ject on McCleary Street. Entrance
to this street from Church Street
is being widened and the hill is
being lowered to provide less traf
fic hazard. - .:
Bolt Psys Out
X Around 400 checks, representing
Christmas ' Club savings at the
Hertford Banking Company were
mailed out to club members this
week,, it wa,s reported by JB. . M.
Riddick, Jr., president-of the-bank,
who stated this year's Christmas
Club is the largest ever handled at
the local institution. . u .
The release of these funds, sav
ed by the members, during, the past
60 weeks, is expected to be reflect
ed in early Christmas, shopping in
the community during the next few
Mr. Riddick announced new sav,
ings club for 1957 will be opened
Monday, November 26, at' the local
bank, and the public is invited- to
join in this savings plan, which will
run for :t total of 50 weeks. . i .
Two Fire Calls
A fire caused by an overheated
chimney resulted in some loss at
the Judkin Library on Hyde Park
Street in Hertford at about 8:30
Tuesday morning when the Hert
ford Fire Department was called to
thfe scene to extinguish the blaze.
Prompt action on the part of the
fijjemen prevented ,serious ;damage
from- lite fireT '' '
The firemen. also answered 'a call
to- the home of Mac -White- on the
Wlnfall-Belvidere highway Tues
day afternoon, when a brush fire
threatened to get out of hand. The
firemen soon extinguished this
blaze with no loss1 reported.
United Nations police troops are
preparing to move into the Suez
Canal region this week to preserve
the peace in the Middle East, fol
lowing a cease-fire agreed to last
week by England, France, Israel
and Egypt. UN officials report
favorably over arrangements Which
they believe will bring about a so
lution to the problems of the area.
The big question of management of
Lthe canal is. expected to be placed
before the UN General Assembly.
Crushed by Soviet might, Hun
garian nationalists are using a gen
eral strike in continuing a revoft
against s communist administration
of the. tiny eastern European na
tion which was the scene of bloody
f ifrltf inn fntt 4iha utaalro Qannwfn
, . .. . .
from .Austria say top Russian of
ficials are in Budapest attempting
to work out a solution to the revolt
but . up to Wednesday they were
having little success in setting the
Hungarians to return to work and
accept communist rAile. 1 .
A report-from Raleigh Wednes
day stated the Supreme Court rul
ing outlawing segregation on buses
does not apply to North Carolina
for the time being. State "officials
say North Carolina's law will pre
vail, and segregation continued un
til the present state law is repealed
and. invalidated by the courts.
New Bike Shop
Opens Saturday .
Another neW business opens in
Hertford Saturday, November . 17,
when Brock's Bicycle : Shop occu
pies the building formerly housing
Hollo well Chevrolet Company, at
Church and Qrubb Streets. .'; .v
.The new business' will specialize
In bicycle sales and. service and
handle all types of wheel products,
88 well' as a complete line- of bi
cycle, repair parts. The firm op
erates a similar business in- Eliza
beth City and invites Perquimans
customers to its shop in Hertford.
Seals In Progress
The 1956 Christmas Seal cam
paign to raise funds for the con
tinuing fight against tuberculosis
began November 15, the 50th anni
versary of the first Seal Sale in
1907. Mrs. C. P. Morris, County
Chairman of the campaign, said
funds are urgently needed to main
tain and increase the many services
direoted toward detection of TB
cases, and to provide patient ser
vices. - Perquimans County has been as
signed a quota of $1,300 for this
campaign, and Mrs. Morris stated
Christmas Seal letters have been
prepared for mailing to all resi
dents of the county, giving them
a'n opportunity to buy and use the
tiny seals during the coming holi
She said the fight Against TB
continues to gain pronn I, iind ibat
progress made has lu-cn shared by
"Since the first Christmas Seal
was sold 50 years airo, progi-ps,',
made possible by dollars has meant
a saving .of more than seven million
lives," she said. "Unfortunately,
progress in preventing TH from
happening to people has lieen rela
tively slight thus far."
Mrs. Morris pointed out that
cases arc not beiiiR found early
enough to prevent the spread of
TB from person to person. She
urged residents nf the county to
buy the Christmas Seals they re
ceive hy mail as a means of contin
uing the attack on TI! until it ceas
es to be a threat, to the lives am!
homes of every American.
PTA Drive For
Ends Hext Monday
Readers of The Perquimans
Weekly who desire to renew their
subscriptions through the Parent
Teacher Association of Hertford
and Central Grammar Schools and
thus help these organizations to
raise funds for PTA activities, are
advised thev must do so by Mon
day, November 19.
The two PTA groups have been
acting as subscription agents for
The Weekly during the past four
weeks, seeking renewals for this
newspaper, but the drive will come
to a close nert Monday.
Mrs. Jack Brinn of the Hertford
PTA and Mrs. John Hurdle of Cen
tral PTA, who have been directing
the drive, urge their solicitors to
complete a canvass of their terri
tory immediately and be prepared
to make reports on November 20.
Weekly subscribers are again re
minded, the management, in an ef
fort to assist the PTA in this pro
ject and help the fund raising
drive, has mailed no notices of sub
scription expirations while the
PTA solicitors have been working.
No notices of expiration will be
mailed before January 1. However,
subscriptions that have expired will
be discontinued at the close of the
PTA campaign unless renewed
through a PTA solicitor.'
Subscribers are urged to check
the label on their paper, and if
tho subscription is expired to re
new it through his or her local
PTA.- thus helpinT the groups to
raise funds for school projects.
Price Support On .
The price support rate for num
ber 2 soybeans containing not more
than .14 per cent moisture is $2.10
per bushel. To be eligible for
price support, soybeans must grade
number 4 or better and contain not
more than 14 ; per cent moisture.
Soybeans containing more than 8
per cent damaged beans are eniligi
ble for a price support loan.. Soy
beans containing more than 3 per
cent damage will be subject to. a
discount of V cent per bushel of
each per cent of damage in excess
of 3 per cent.. .-
Soybeans containing 8 per cent
damage will be subject to a dis
count of 2tt cents per bushel and
(Continued fiom Page Six)
With Heavy Docket
In order to observe the Thanks
giving holiday, The Perquimans
Weekly will be printed Thanksgiv
ing week on Tuesday instead of the 1
usual Thursday. All newe copy and
advertising copy must be in The
Weekly office not later than Mon
day, November 19, for publication
in the. issue dated November 23.
News contributors and advertisers
are requested to notp this change
111 printing date, und their coopera
tion will he appreciated.
Sunday For Mrs.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza
beth Lane White, 89, minister of
the Up-River Friends Church for
52 years, who died at the homeof
her son, K. W. White last Friday, I
were conducted Sun lay afternoon 1
at 2:30 o'clock by Orval Dillon at
the Up-River Friends Church. i
Mrs. While was a lifelong resi
dent of Whiteston. She was the
daughter of Columbus Lane and,
Mrs. Mary Winslow Lane. She be
gan preaching at the age of 19,'
and was ordained at Rich Square in '
1904. She had been minister of,
tu.. tt.. i:, ru l 11 J
Lyv lyiiuil'll Mlice Lime
Surviving, besides her son, are a
daughter, Mrs. Mary W. Winslow
of Whiteston; 15 grandchildren; 40
great-grandchildren and 3 great
"Pallbearers .were Rollo White,
Kdward White, Arnold Winslow,
Kenneth Winslow, Robert Morris
Winslow and Ernest Winslow.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
By Fire Saturday
Fire of undetermined origin re
sulted in a $5,000 loss at Woodville
last Saturday night when a service
station operated by Walter' Wood
was consumed by flames. t
The building, housing the service
station, which was owned hy Ron
ald Bateman, was a, total loss, but
it is understood the 'structure was
covered by insurance.
Mr. Wood is reported to have es
timated his loss of stock and fix
tures at $5,000 and said the loss
was not insured. He reported he
had no idea what caused the fire,
which was discovered by neighbors
at about midnight last Saturday.
Mr. Wood ha l closed the station
only a short time before the fire
The Hertford Fire Department
answered a call to the fire. and
through the efforts of the firemen
a nearby dwelling was saved from
the flames. The blazing service
station was beyond saving by the
tinr the firemen arrive at the
The Perauimans County Library
has a number of new books this
week, all of which are for children. (
The thirty two new books range j
m reading level from the easiest
pre-primers to third and fourth
grade level. They illustrate with
numerous colored pictures, and are
sturdily bound to withstand Con
stant circulation. . Parents whose
children require extra reading prac
tice will find these books useful. ;
The Perquimans. County Library
Board decided at Its, meeting on
Friday that the library would be
closed, on Thanksgiving- Day;- the
Bookmobile would not make its
regular trip through Durants Neck
and the Woodville area, and that
the library would remain closed on
5 Cents Per Cony
Perquimans County Superior'
Court will convene here next Mon--day,
for its November term, with
one of the heaviest dockets in re
cent years, it was reported-by W.
H. Pitt, clerk of court. Judge Wal
ter Bone will preside over the court
Due to the nature of the trials,
expected to be set for hearing,
court officials believe much work
wilt be accomplished during the
tertn even though the court will last
but three days, due to the Thanks
A total of 35 cases are now list
ed on the docket for action at the.'
term including six cases in which
the charges are for driving drunk;
10 cases of breaking and entering;
five cases of larceny ; three of as
sault, and a number of others of
Jurors selected to serve during
the term of court include:
T. S. White. Jr., C. Frank Tvnch,
W. Edward Smith, Samuel .1. Mans
field, Ben F. Lane. ,1. H. Stalling,
Jr., Kenneth Miller, J. U Perry,
Jr., Lloyd Riddick, Z. D. Robert
son, Kiwood H. Perry, Max R. Grif
fin, Gustav Koch. O. I. Winslow,
I inwool C. Winslow, J. Eugene
Winslow, Calvin M. Rundy, Brix
ton Godfrey, l'ailen K. Lane. V. C.
Lane, William J. Davis; Robert
Gustafson, K. Karl Winslow, Harry
Overton, Sr., Josiah Prortor, Cor
bin Dozier, Harry T. Broughton,
Mrs. Y. L. Brown, Merrill Wins
low, Fentress Lane,
Charles E. White, Jr.. Cnfton
Matthews, Sr., James H. Harrell,
Abe Godfrey. Jr., Gordon L. Wins
low, Walton Lane, Milton Dail. Sr.,
Blanche Kanoy, Ernest W. White,
Calvin C. Godfrey, Paul Colaon, J.
P. Elliott. LuOher Whedbee. Lind
sy.;C. Wmstew. C. TV White; Er
nest L- Cartwright, W. E. Bagley,
Floyd Harrell, Lorenzo D. Chappell,
Tilderi Whitehurst, Elmer Chap
pell, Charles T. Stallings, Charlie
C. White, Howard W. Winslow and
White Rites Held
Thomas Skinner White, 80. died
Saturday afterndbn at his home on
Route 1, Hertford, after a long
illness. He was a native of Per
quimans County, son of Anderson,
and Lucy White, husband of Mrs.
Jennie B. White, a member of the
Bethel Baptist Church and the Or
der of Red Men.
Surviving besides his wife are
three sons, Thomas S. White, Jr.,
Julian B. White and Walter B.
White all of Route 1. Hertford: one
daughter. Mrs. Virginia White
Transou of Booneville; two sisters,
Mrs. S. T. Sutton and Mrs. Lucy
Madre both of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted
at the gravesi'ie in Cedarwood
Cemetery on Mondnv 11 1 11 o'clock.
A. M., by the Rev. Phil H. Quid
ley, pastor of the Bethel Baptist
The casket was covered with a
pall of yellow and white chrysan
themums. Pallbearers were Corp
Reed. E. E. Payne, Charles F. Sum
ner, Louis Proctor, Walter Edwards
and W. F. Edwards..
Burial followed in Cedarwood
Central PTA To
Meet Next Monday
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Central Grammar School will ,
hold its regular meeting Monday
night, November 19, at .7:30 in
the school auditorium. The Wood
ville community will have charge
of the program with Mrs. Luther
Whedbee as chairman.
All parents are urged to attend
and Interested persons are invited,
J' . "