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Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina,' Friday, ! November 30, 1956.
5 Cents Per Con;;
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. -v ' Mas Busy'
oaosibn After Tyo
Weeks Of Recess
f f. S f'
i?; i eiquimans Recorder's Court,' in
; recess during the past two weeks,
! ; hud a busy session here laBt Tues
i i? day5 when a total or sixteen cases
i iwere disposed of during the term,
' nl M veral cases were continued
lue to'the nabsence of Patrolman
.' Wlljiams, who was unable to ap
pear as a witness following his hos
pitalisation last Saturday.
Seven defendants entered pleas
' of guilty to charges of speeding
and each paid the -costs of court
plus fines as indicated after the
; name.-' These were Charles Ward,
; Harry Brown, Lundy Gillifin, Jr.,
$8, Wilbur Nichols, Andrew Mc
. Knight, $10, James Hopkins and
. Charles McDonald.
William Trotman submitted to a
charge of following too closely be
- hind a motor vehicle and paid the
.- James Satchwell, Negro, paid the
' costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of being drunk,
ji William Hill, Negro, was given a
12-monthg road sentence, to. be ser
t Ved at: the expiration of his pres
ent sentence after pleading guilty
t to' charges of larceny from the
Perquimans frison camp store. -"
; Elisha Shannon, Negro, pleaded
guilty to larceny of several bags of
f coal from a local coal firm. He
, was given it 60 day road sentence,
i to le suspended upon patyment of
a' fine of $75 and costs of court.
A capias was ordered issued for
Elsie Harris, Negro, who failed to
appear as a prosecuting witness
against Garland Harris, Negro.
She was ordered held in jail until
: the next term of court. , vj. .
. James Jordan, Negro, was ac
quitted on a charge of reckless
- Four persons, a father and his
three daughters, were hospitalized
with serious injuries )ast Sunday
morning when a car in which they
.. were riding collided ,twith a Nor-folk-Soutfiem
train at a crossing
- near their home in the Hurdletown
section of Perquimans County.
Injured , were Leslie Sumner, 42,
innd - his three young daughters,
' Elaine Dorcas and Nellie Mae, all
.' of whom received multiple 'injuries
-'when; the car in which theywere
' riding' crashed Into the third car
of the train at the ' crossing oh the
, Hurdletown, road about three miles
, ! from, Hertford. : -. "'; 'r-y
', The- four were taken io Albei
marie Hospital for observation and
treatment and were reported "doing
fairly g& last Monday. ."' :
-, Sumner was reported "by 'hos'pf
tal spokesmen as suffering from
.fractured x wrist and' right knee
and possible hip fracture. Dorcas,
, .age 10, sustained a fractured rigni
forearm and lacerations of the left
leg. Elaine, 12, received burns over
her, abdomen, lower chest and back
" lacerations of the head and a frac
tured mandible (jawbone). Nellie
v Mae, age 6,-sustained a brain con
cussion, the hospital reported. ' . -r
''; ;" According to State Highway Pa
trol Cpl. R. Aj Tripp and Patrol
man R, I. Weathersbee, inevstigat-
ing officers, the. accident occurred
at 11:10 A. M., as Sumner headed
. Eant on. the newly asphalted road
enrmite home from picking up the
. children at ML Sinai Church three
, , miles away where' they had been
attending church services. '
They said the automobile struck
"r the third car, ft boxcar, of the
northbound irahv. r The i crossing
was marked by railroad signs but
had no blinking light
Investigation is continuing in the
accident. - ( ' 1 '
Vt. and Mrs. Robert G. Brewer
of Tf-Uahassee, Fla., announce the
1 :si ? ft son, Burward" Norfleet,
y. November 17 at Tallft-
i t:.e former
James Hunten, Negro, entered a
pleaiof guilty to' charges of driv
ing 'drunk, speeding and reckless
driving. He was ordered to pay
a fine of $150 and cqsts of court.
; David- Newton was found guilty
on a charge of reckless driving. He
was given a 60 day road sentence,
to be spspended' upon payment of
a fine of $50 and costs of court.
' Link O'Neal, Negro, charged
with a deadly weapon and larceny
was found guilty on the assault
charge and ordered to pay a fine of
$15 and costs of court. . -. '
On Sde Of Seals
i Mrs. C. P. Morris, chairman of
the Christmas Seal sales in Per
quimans County; today ' reminded
(itizens to send . in their contribur
tions for these tiny seals in' order
that funds may : be available for
continuation of the program being
conducted by the ' district TB As
sociation in combatting the disease,
.Up tojast Saturday, Mrs; Morris
reported, some 89 letters had been
returned 1 from the large number
mailed to county residents seeking
support to this campaign. Con
tributions h a v e ' amounted to
$105.30. . V;. :,.
The quota for the 1956 Seal
sale is $1,300 and the county chair
man urges all those who received
seals through the mail to return
their contributions ' immediately,
and to use- the seals in publicizing
C While the UN has seemingly ef
fected a truce over the Sues. -situation
, an uneasy; tension remains
over most of the Middle East
Some reports state United Nations
action has blocked Communist in
roads within Egypt but Russia is
now attempting to gain a foothold
in Syria by shipping in arms in
violation of UN regulations. -i
Meanwhile, western Europe U
feeling the pinch of the blocked
Suez Canal ' which caused an oil
shortage among European nations.
Gas rationing hag been ordered and
industry likewise is suffering from
lack, of oil. The United States is
being pressured to rush oil re
serves to Europe to relieve part of
the. shortage. : ,
Washington reports remove the
possibility, of a big war and say
the apprehension among top U,' S.
officials has eased since Britain
and France agreed to a cease fire
in Egypt, President Eisenhower
has left Washington for Georgia
for ft 10 day vacation. -: -, , ,
Hundreds of Hungarians ' con
tinue to flee their homeland 'as
Russian troops continue to impose
Moscow" selected ' government on
the nation. Most-of the Hunear
4ans are fleeing into Austria which
has requested aid- in handling the
influx . of refugees, i ':; V ' J
Opening Annoanceri 5
At Local Pdst Office
. Examinations for the purpose of
filling the position as, substitute
clerk-carrier at the Hertford Post
Office will he held on December 19,
it was repoit-?d today ,by. W. V.,
White, Postrr jter, who stated Jn
dSviduals dec' ng to take this ex
amination may secure further irt-
fomatlon-. and proper forms from;
Ihis'ufTice Krtford. ' '
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THESE HAVE LIVED TO SEE ANOTHER OAY-Out of every war come refugees. The re
bellion in Hungary has been no exception. The Hungarian 'refugees, above; sit on beds of
straw in Traiskirchen, Austria. Mostly women and children, they fled into Austria following
itussia s devastation ot .Hungary. .
Winners Named In
Miss Barbara Ellen Peele, rep
resenting Martin County, was win
ner inthe Voice of Democracy con-
test in the 10th district elimination I
which was held in Hertford on Fri-
day. Winner of second place was
Steve R. Burch of Chowan County.!
: The contest is sponsored by the
Jaycees and the winners in each
of the eight counties of the 10th
District were heard on tape re
cording by a panel of judges. The
recordings of first and second place
district winners will be entered in
the state contest in Monroe early
in Decemher with the winner there
entering the National contest' in
iavVlrehTeaqher " Af soAjSltiort
W 'Central' GValhrnai? Schoof held'
its regular meeting Monday night,
Npvember 19, in the school auditor
ium with the president, Mrs. John
Hurdle, presiding, ., .;
. "America" was used as the open
ing song. The Woodville communi
ty had charge of .the program with
Mrs.' Frank Bray acting -as 'chair
man in the absence of Mrs. I-uither
Whedbee, who .had arrange'! the
program. , The' subject was "Dur
ening and Improvint Our "Public
Schools." ; -Mrs. C; T; White;' Jr.,
rendered several selections 'on an
electric truitar, ; ,Mrs. Philip'' Perry
conducted the'-! devotional; - ising
The Ten Commandments as ,the
theme, emphasizing '-. the' responsi
bility of parents and teachers.1. ;
A panel discussion tin "Scnools
for a Stronger-America", was held
and those taking part "were: John
Biggers,.' Miss Margaret - Mullen,
Mrs. Graham Wood, ..Mrs. Ruth
Burden, Mrs. Frank. Bray and Mrs.
John Hurdle. .
- Tom 'Banks, recreation chairman
entertained the group with a stunt,
v The minutes' were rend and ap
proved. ; ,
The Ways and Means Chairman.
Mrs. Thurman Riddick,' expressed
appreciation; for those "who helnel
make the Halloween carnival a suc
cess, stating the net income w
$280. She also stated the profit
from The Perquimans-Weekly drive
totaled $167.88." '"' 1
I Mrs. Frank Brav.j membershjij
chairma,''ftftHund4a i 20'o'rerJtfent
membersbii'jiiVj ,he, organiHfW
She expressed appreciation for the
cooperation , of .each. parent ,and
teacher. , 'PrijieSjereijgiven to eacte
Miss, ,Margai-etr White's fifth
grade won the prize, for securing
the tnost subscriptions to The Per
quimans Weekly, the number being
84. - Prizes were given to the stu
dent, who secured the most sub
scriptions' In the primary and gram
mar grades. Mary Beth Hur.lle, a
'fifth grade student, secured 23 and
Vera Harrell, a second grade, stu
dent, secured eight "' " " v k
Mrs. Elwood Nowell, magazine
oliairman,, encouraged .fln'.Srease-
' iContiiiut'd on Pat Four) '
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Vows Spoken In
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LUCIIIUII UIIUI Ml I
Th Edenton Baptist Church was
the setting Thursday afternoon for
the wedding of Miss Libby Leona
Small and Donald Richard Mat
thews of Hertford.
The bride is the daughter of Mr
I and Mrs. Charles H. Small, of
Edenton, and the bridegroom is tH
son of Mr.' and Mrs. Jake Matthews
of Hertford. , ,
The Rev. B. L." Raines, pasto of
the Rocky Hock Baptist Churchof
f iciaterd at the ceremony. The wed-
J? . 1 f
uing , music . was pmyeu oy . imn i
Agnes "Chappell and the soloist was!
Miss Katrine Desmuke.Jf !
Given iwaiage.'by her father,!
Iit44he ibrWe woi -,ow f. mia3kVBr iflSlitfPw'il. ' When h
i i(ifA ,,r,A 4-uIIa liirn ootln 'TKn . In I
miw wci biii. iiic iav
.bodjee .-wa- fashioned with a' sa-
bripa ,. neckline and , brief : ; la!e
sleeves, AyiitJi which she woi-e long
Icejnitts. The entire skirt , was
maqe of wioq tulle .l-ufuesv Her
long circular veil, of imported il
lusion, fell from a choche of scal
loped lace, beaded with seed pearls.
She carried a cascade of BVench
Mums centered with a white or
chid, .- : . . . ' '-.v -
Mrs. Peggy Cannon of Elizabeth
.City was matron of honor and Miss
Mildred Small of Richmond, Va.(
was hev sister's maid of honoiv
Bridesmaids were Miss Alphia
Small, of Goldsboro, sister of the
bride-, and Miss Marie Small, of
Edentqni cousin of' the bride." Miss
Carolyn Matthews of Hertford, sis
ter of the bridegroom, was junior
bridesmaid. ! s , .
, ... They all wore dresses of blue
yelvet'made with fitted bodices and
blqrina Jength -. skirts, , fashioned
with;;Soft.unpressed pleats.' .They
carried cascade bouquets of mums.
. Mr. Matthews was his son's best
man. Ushers were 'Vivian Baker,
Will Matthews, brother of the
bridegroom, S. M. Morgan,- Charlie
Small, 3r.f brother of the bride,
and Walter Small, who f.efed as
junior usher. Mrs. Lala Smith was
mistress of ceremonies.
. Honorary bridesmaids were Mrs.
Marian Judes, Miss Jackie Wallace,
Miss Barbara Dail, Miss Hazel El
liott, Mrs. Edna Romine,.Mrs. Dolly
Millett,-all of Edenton,' Miss Ina
.Clara Matthews of Hertford, Miss
Dorothy -Mizelle of Windsor.' 1 :
, The,, (bride's mother wore a Dior
blue orepe dress, with a douMe pan
el gf, imported scalloped dace down
therif ronb, 'outlined with'' cut-steel
beads. ,The ' bridegroom's 1 mother
.wore fiti ice blue crepe dress' -trimmed
with. bead designs. .
i A. .reception wag held at the Ma
sonic Temple. - '
( The,c,ouple will , oe- at homo in
Hereford' after a Northern wedding
First Snow Falls
Here Last Saturday, -
' Perquimans County had its first
snowfall of the season last Satur
day; ' the flakes being ..noticed, at
about "6 P, M Later in the night
the snowfall increased until it had
coyered th gpound, but.' wanning istojnc Interment waft W-Oed'arwood
tempeiature caused Jt to soon melt.i Cemeterj. ,
At 4-H Congress
Miss Jean Edwards of Perquim
ans County has received an all ex
pense uid ti'ip to Chicago, l'U and
she isjitterKHnjf Rational 4;H Ciii
gress theM fMs week. Jean is the
daughter f ?Mr. and Mrsv A.'H.
was crowned State 4-H Health
Queen at 4-H Club Week this sum
mer, she became entitled to this
honor and trip. Jean has done
much outstanding 4-H work in her
family, community and county.
Last year she was a State winner
in community relations.
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Miss Jill Miller
Weds Eugene White
Miss Jill Miller, daughter of Vir
gil B. Miller of Norfolk, Va.. ami
the lat Mrs. Mae Umphlett Simp
kins and Clarence Eugene White,
son of Mrs. Annie White of Hert
ford and the late Jesse Whit",
wero united in marriage Sunday af
ternoon, November 18 at 4 o'clock
nt tln Winfall Methodist parson
nge in the presence of relatives.
The Rev. E. R. Meekins officiated.
; The bride wore a lovefy street
dress of champagne wool with dark
brown accessories. Her flower'
were a purple threated white or
chid. v :
Mrs. Iois Benton Perry was ma
tron of honor. She wore an acqua
wool street dress with brown ac
cessories and her flowers were pink
Alhn Winslow was best man.
, After a short wedding trip Mr
nnd 1 Mrs. White will make their
home in Winfall. .
, Funeral services for Mrs. Lavinie
Langston, 75., who died last Sat-Ui-day,
in Dixie Hospital, Hampton.
Va.,1 after an illness of 8 months.
Wer6. conducted at the Lynch Fonl
eral. Home Monday- afternoon t ?
o'clock by the Rev., James O. Mat
tox nastor '-of Hertford Baptist
She was a native of Perquimans
County and the wife of T.'E. Lang;
ton; Surviving, besides the hus
band, are a son. Timothy Lang
ston of Richmond, Va.: two daugh
ters. Miss Tommy Langston of
Richmond, and. Mrs. N. W. Going
of Hampton. and one brother.
Thatch Everett of St. Petersburg,
Fla. , I
i Pallbearers were Jack , Ksnoy.
Melvin Wright.' Edward Miller.
Dave, Harry and Richard Lanr-
Victim Of Polio;
, Vernon Anthony White, 19-month
old son of Mr. 'and. Mrs. Vernon
White, who last week' became a vic-j
tim of polio, was reported today as
improving steadily and his family
now expects him to be home from;
the hospital by Christmas. f - j;
"Peanut," as everyone knows thi
child, was stricken 'at the home of
his maternal grandpaivnts, Mr. ana'
Mrs. Roland W. Beasley of Great
Bridge, Va., while there with his
mother, Shirley. He was admit
ted to Maryvicw Hospital in Ports
mouth on Thursday un 1 immediate
ly placed in confinement. It was
believed at first no one including
his parents would be able to see
him for about a week, but he im
proved so steadily they were al
lowed to visit him Monday night.
According to Dr. Harry Cox, who
i-; attending the child, paralysis
has been confine! below his waist
and there is no danger that it will
spread. His right leg is in the
worst condition but he is able to
move the toes on that foot, so
hopes are high for full iwovery.
The left leg, already beginning to
become impaired by the disease
spread at the time '-of hospitaliza
tion, has now been restored to nor
mal and all work is concentrated
on his right leg.
Doctors and nurses at the hos
pital say the child is in the best
of spirits and plays with his toys I
to his own satisfaction. It is not
immediately known if he has taken
Salk vaccine shots.
Peanut's father is a l!).r.'S giadu
ate of Perquimans County High
School here and for the past se
cral years has been a popular base
ball pitcher. His playing has been
in semi-pro ball as well as high
school and the local Albemarle Lea
gue. The child's paternal grand
parents, Mr. and MrfS, Vasti White,
live an Gmbb Street here.
Wed. Of Last Week
The November term of Perquim
ans Court adjourned Wednesday of
hist week, after having disposed of
30 criminal cases and acting upon a
number of divorce cases. Only
five cases of the ;t(! listed on the
criminal calendar were continued
due to the short session of the
Cases -disposed of on Tuesday
and Wednesday included the one
i ir which William Askew, Negro,
was charged with murder. . Askew
entered a plea of manslaughter,
which was accepted by the State
and he was sentenced to State pris
on for a term of not less than
three years, nov more than five
:Belle Lee, Negro, was found not
guilty on a charge of larceny.
The case against Ellis Braddam,
charged with carnal knowledge,
was dismissed when the grand jury
returned not ft 'true bill on the mat
A verdict of not guilty was re
turned by the jury in the case in
which Robert King, Arnold Rousch
and Charles Chambers were charg
ed with larceny. ,
The State took a nol pros in the
case in which Garland McDonald
was charged with larceny.
Six. months road sentence was
meted out to F. E. Montis, who
was found guilty on charges o1
(Continued on Page Four)
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County And Town
Receive Beer Taxes
Sale of beer and wine within
North- Carolina during the lust
venr resulted in tha Town of Hert
ford and Perquimans County shar
ing a total of $8,502 in the distri
bution of taxes collected iby the
State from these sales. Although
revenues from this source were
smaller than during 1955 local gov
ernment units received slightly lar
ger returns due to a decrease in
the number of units participating
in the distribution. ' . '
Perquimans County received a to
tal of $6,561.02 from the pool this
year while the Town of Hertfo'rJ
rectived $.1,9-11. . .
Will Assume New
Duties On Monday
Here December 5
There will be an
Workshon in thi
nil day Craft
Building on Wednesday, December)
Will Be Conducted
o, beginning at 10 o clock. This ; opposition in the recent election.'
is for both Home Demonstration! Assuming new terms next week'
Club members and others who 'an-1 ill be Archie T. Lane, William C. "
interested. Crafts to be taught by j Chappell, Robert L. Spivey, Warner
Currituck County Club women are! Mad re and K. B. Hollowell as com
as follows: ! missioneis: Julian C. Powell. Ueg- -
Etching Aluminum Trays and
( basing and Kmbossing Aluminum,
Mrs. K. J. Williamson, Currituck;
Tooled Planters, Mrs. J. P. Mor
gan, Shawboro; Covered Plastic
Coat Hangers, Miss Alice Flora,
Shawboro; Hammered Copperi
,,, . ,, ., ,. , .', !
Hunters, Mrs. Horace r.tneridge, i
.Shawboro; Braided Rugs. Mrs.
(Continued on Page Four)
Board Seeks News
Herbert Stewart, Negri), age 2.1,
has been declared delinquent due
to his failure to answer correspond
ence. Mrs. Margaret S. Scaff. clerk
of Local Board No. 73, Perquimans
County, announced todav. She urg-!
e l anyone knowing his whereabouts
to contact her office immediately.
If this registrant does not con
tact the local board and remrfve
himself from this status on or be
fore December loth, he will be sub
ject to immediate induction.
Cotton Fanners To
Tuesday, Dec. 1 1th
'Cotton growers have an Import
ant decision to make on Tuesday,
December li, L. L. Lane, Chair
man of the County Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation
Committee, reminds farmers.
On that day, gro.vers will vote
in a referendum to decide whether
marketing qui tas will be in effect
for their 1157 upland cotton crop.
All farmers who engaged in the
production of upland cotton in 195(i
will be eligible to vote in the ref
"If at least two-thirds of the
growers voting approve the quo
tas," Mr. Lane explains, "mar
keting quotas will be 'n effect on
ill fi-me n-'--tU-lnrr iiiilsilid eotfii.l in I
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1957, pen.iiti.es will, apply on '".
cess ci tton, ami price supports 10
those growers who comply with '
their cotton acreage allotments wi
be available at the full level of ef
fective supports. Under current
legislation, this support will b0 be
tween 75 and 90 per cent of parity,
the minimum level within this
range depending upon the supply
situation at the time the determina
tion is made.
"If more than one-third of the
growers disapprove quotas, there
will be no marketing quotas or
penalties, but price supports to el-,
gible growers (who comply with
their allotments) will be available
at 50 per cent of parity.
"In either case, acreage allot
ments will continue in effect for
the 1957 cotton crop as a means of
determining eligibility for price
(Continued on Page Four)
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Indians And Squaws
Open Cage Season
Perquimans High School will
open its basketball season next
Tuesday night when the Indians
and Squaws play the Camden Hign
teams on the local court next Tues
day night. The first game has
been set for 7:39 o'clock. ,
The local teams will play Cam
den, Chowan and Central in pre
conference games prior to the
Christmas holidays and will begin
Albemarle Conference competition
I Perquimans County officials,,.
elected to office on-November ,fi,i i
will assume their duties next Man-. '
day, December 3, following serving.,
in ceremonies which will lie offi
ciated by W. H. Pitt, Clerk,: of
Court. " ,
While governmental boards will
fit. i-Mii'(r,in!voH fni- tKn .i.imin.v 4ti,t
I years, there will be no new faces
j among the office holders inasmuch'
as the county officials were without
, istel. ( Deeds; Chas. E. Johnson,
m-,-der judge; D. F. Reed, Jr.,
C. K. Holmes,
Members of the Hoard of E Ihc.i
.,i...i i rr;.. ......... TV tr
in .ii , i i wit m .unit- it,
- ,. ,,u i. m i in
T.ure, Sholton M. Long and Georgo
A double meeting of the Board
of Commissioners will be conducted-with
the old board sitting Mon-
iay to dispose of all old business to
'be brought before it; during the
afternoon, the commissioners Will
i meet again to reorganize for the
I next two years and name appoint:'
' ive officers including the-recorder's
fourt solicitor and clerk.
It is also expected the new board
will name t
ix listers for 1957 in
for the tax listing
which will get under way in the
various townships on January 2.
The first meeting of the County
Board will start at ID A. M., and
will be conducted in the Court
room. -. , . (
Named Prexy Of
A, former Hertford resident, Jul
ian C. '(Bill) Jessup, was elected
president' of the Carolina Baseball
League at a meting of the direc
tors held recently in Durham. He
succeeded Glen I".. Mann as head
of the loop, which is considered one
of the best in the Southeastern part
of the country.
Jessup, who became the fourth
,si(Pnt in the league's history,
is a native of Hertford and gradu
ated from Perquimans High School
where be participated in all sports.
Later he attended Duke University
and while there was active in
Duke's sports program, playing
baseball as his major sport. He
finished at Duke jn 1941 and enter
ed the Navy from which he was
discharged in 194(i with the rank
of lieutenant, senior grade. r
scouted for the Detroit Tigers for
six years and has been associated
with the Rawlings Sporting Good
Company since 1949.
Sports writers associated with
the Carolina League praised Jes
sup highly following his election
to head the loop, and predicted
. much success for the league under
Mi-. Jessup's direction. ' '
I The Carolina League is compos
ed of baseball teams representing
Greensboro, High Point, Durham,
, Winston-Salem, Kinston mid Dan-
j ville, Va., an eight-team league is
expected to be selected from ap
plications made by Raleigh, Bur
lington and Lynchburg, Va. '
Jessup announced he will estab
lish a league office at Roxboro
where lie makes his home,
MASONS TO MEET
The Perquimang Masonie Lodge,
No. 106, A, F & A. M., will meet
Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock. ' All
j members are urged tu he present.