P E U I M AIMS WEEKL Y
XXIII. Number 49.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 7, 1956.
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' OH DEER, WHAT CAN THE MATTER BE?-Weary hunter Pijter Shepherdappears to be
' missing the chance of a lifetime.. Shepherd, tired of stalking deer Without finding any, rests .
up at the County Deer Preserve Park, In Narrowsburg; NXThe dear deer, protected by. law ,
In this area, show no concern for his bow and arrows., -- -
Officials Named To!!!Jalc.8es
Members ' of the committee in
charge of conducting the December
11 growers' referendums on the
-corn, cotton and peanut programs
'and the location of polling places
were today announced by L Jj.
r Lane, Chairman of the County Ag
ricultural Stabilization and Conser
': . In the referendum, farmers
j throughout the commercial corn
areas will vote on whether they
I wish to use Soil Bank Corn, base
V1 , acreage or acreage: allotments! in
-"pVoducijfg their 4rn -crop." T$e
.outcome of the refetendum will also
v affect the method of qualifying for
A. price support for thevl957 and la-
ter corn crops. " r -jj "- il X.
' . As directed by regulations pf tii
Secretary 0 Agriculture, the,Gun-
ty. aoij VJommitiee nas qejujinaueu'
three local farmers as members of
the community referendum commit
; tees to conduct the . refcrendumS.
- The members, must reside in the
community and must be eligible to
k .vote in-the referendums.
Those named as members of the
'.referendum , committees in Per-
- . quintans County are as follows
l ' Belvidere-JEstes Q. Copeland, El
-wood Nowell and N. L. Lane; Ni
, canoi" Percy L. Wirtslow, Selden
Bountsee and A. E. Stallings; Beth
, el jColon S. Jackson, Dan Berry
. snd'Mrs.! Eio Curtis; Hertford-
Carroll R. Williams, Clarence L.
Dail 'and 3ercy' Rogerson; New
Hope James R. . Stokely, Ray
- Morse and Ernest W' Sutton; and
Parkville, Julian R. Matthews, J.
Lawrence Perry ' and ' Calvin M.
. undy.'J 1 - ' ;
. The following polling places will
I "he open lor, voting in the referen-
dums from 8:00 A. M., to 70 P,
' M., on December 11:- Belvidere
j. L. Chappell's Store; Nicanor
"Winks" Winslow's Store; Bethel
; J. L; Curtis Store; Hertford--Ag-!
ricultural Building; New Hope S.
,T. Perry's Store; and Parkville
fcVed Winslow's Store.' , ' - ...
t, leaders for , the Albemarle,
t held their monthly meet
re Tuesday night with a din
'lon at the Perquimans, High,
; cafeteria. ' Roland ,, 0rr,
tit of the organization pre
rver the meeting. , : -nits
were given by the vari-'
1 . p leai?org from the district
i i '. were discussed for the
t J -nbrtree to be held
. X. "cy To- , Penna.
1 led KeivA 1 Troop
; boys who I ve ach-
: to at"x' i
Great 'Britain, faced with a pe
riod of austerity, as a result of the
closing of the Suez Canal, has ask
ed the United States to relieve it of
an interest peyment of $82 million
due this month. , Washington re
ports state the administration looks
with a vor upon the request -but has
informed Britain that Congress wilt
have to pass upon; the mattei when
it meets next montn. : . 1 . .. ., . ,
Britain's financial position . has
grown worse since Egypt was in.
yaded and the Suez Carnal was clog,
'ed by action of the war. .-Its gold
dollar reserve has dwindled due. to
shipping conditions ' which has
caused a sharp decrease in manu
factoring and exporting within
Great Britain. , " ,
. Although a news blackout has
engulfed Hungary for several
weeks reports from, Austria say
Nationalists continue to fight Com.
muniat troops in some areas of the
nation. The capital of Budapest is
under a firm grip of Russian-troops
but Hungarians are reported fight
ing in scattered areas, still hoping
Ul L'Jjfficials regard the'outlpok
forieafce as' good: it" was announced
this week following; a meeting be
tween President Eisenhower and
Secretary of. State , John Foster
Dulles. France and England have
announced a withdrawal of troops
from Egypt .which is .expected to
give the UN additional feower to
work for peace in the Middle East.
Adlai Stevenson announced this
week that he will not again , seek
the office of President.' He told
reporters he will continue to work
for the Democratic party but does
not plan to seek office. -
Weds It, Stallings.
Miss Lona Davenport, . daughter
of Mr. and Mrs.? Guilford Paveh-i
port of Edenton and John Thomas
Stallings,' son of Mr, and " Mrs.
Johnnie Stallings of .Belvidere, Rt.
1, were quietly, married Saturday
afternoon at' 3 o'clock by the Rev.
L. ,C, Chandler, pastor of Mace
donia Baptist Church at - the par
ffonage ;in the, .presence" pf few
relatives' and friends. 'The double
ring ceremony was used. 0 ' "
The bride wore.gown of. ice 1
blue nylon lace with scalloped neck
line, ionir waist and full skirt and
bracelet length sleeves.', Ker flow-'
ers were American E;auty roses.
, Miss Grace White of Edenton
was ma' 1 of honor and TTalir nge
r'ru'i ill' ' - d wai best man.
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Start Search For
'". A search is en for Perquimans
County's outstanding young man of
the year, who will receive the Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce Distin
guished Service Award during na
tional Jaycee week next month; it
was announced by Marion Swindell,
chairman of the DSA committee
for the Hertford unit.
Application blanks, to be Aised in
nominating candidates for the
award are being distributed by the
local committee, and clubs and In
dividuals. ..having received "these
blanks are : asked to submit the
name of the candidate by the dead
line dat given on the application.
Selection- of , the recipient, will be
made by a committee of local lead
ing citizens and ihe award is to be
presented after ' approval of the
committee's nominee by the United
States Junior Chamber of Com
merce who affords the recognition
through the local organization.
The award will be presented Jan
uary 14 to the young man the judg
es believe has contributed most to
the welfare of this community dur
ing the past twelve months "And
the winner need not be a member
of Jaycees," Swindell said.-
At the. same time as Hertford's
outstanding young man is honored
y the local Jaycees, more than 2,
000 other young men will be rec
ognized in similar cerenjonies by
Jaycees all over America.
Mrs. Ruth Newbold Vail, wife of
Joseph Matthew Vail, and a well
known poe.t died Friday-morning
at 4.15 o'clock- at her home; : . v;
.-Widely known in poetry circles
in this country and abroad, -she had1
published two books, "River. Acres"
and "The Years at the Spring."
She also had selections published
each year in the Book Fellows An
thology. She had just completed
her latest manuscript, which is ex
pected 'to be published in the near
. Mrs. Vail was a member of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, with
which she had been affiliated as
organist for 13 years. A member
of the North Carolina State Lit
erary and Historical (Association,
she also 'as active in the? Poetry
Society pf America; and the Poetry
Society of Virginia, t She, was in
"Who's 'Who In American Poetry,"
a member of the American Pen and.
Brush Clu Daughters of the -Con I
f ederacy And St. Paul's Guild. . J
Born and reared in North Caro
lina,' she wast the daughter 'of
John Newbold .and Mrs. Enola E1-.
liott Newbold. ' . , ?
Besides her husband,' she is sur
vived Ay a niece and foster daugh
ter, Ruth Vail Porter; a great
nephew - and foster son,' Joseph
Matthew Vail Porter and a sister,
Mrs. Wilson Hollowell Nixon. - :
Funejral services were conducted
Eu ' y aft irnoon at 3 o'clock In
-'scopal C urch. by the
C B. Holmes.
Young Man Of Year
iT ' iv Church-loi
A number bf Perquimans County Cub Scouts Head
officials began new terms of office Cx PTA PrOffram
last Monday, after being sworn in-1
to office won at the general elec Hertfw Cub Scouts will have
tion held in November, Included in jcha of- a Christma9 prosram t0
the list were Commissioners A. T. be presented at a meeting of the"
Lane, William C, Chappell, R. L .,,, pr wi hp vplf,
. t,- m tr-ii 11 xr 1
M a a r e,' Kepresentative U. K.
Holmes, Register of Deeds Julian
C. Powell, Treasurer D. F. Reed,
Jr., and Recorder Chas. E. John
son.' ' i ":
The new board of commissioners
met at 1 P, M., and elected A. T.
Lane as chairman Of the " board.
Appointive offices filled by the new
board were as follows: County At
torney, S. M.- Whedbee; Clerk to
the Board, Julian C Powell; Coun
ty Solicitor, S. M. Whedbee; Clerk
of Recorder's .Court, W. H. Pitt;
Assistant Clerks Minnie' Lee WinS
low and Sam Hourmouzis, and
Court House Custodian, Trotmari
All old business pending was dis
posed of by the old 'Board of Com
missioners which met as usual at
10 A. M.; after receiving reports
from various agencies, the board
voted to have, the State Board of
Health to name the District Health
Officer as registrar of vital sta
tistics for Perquimans County.
Formerly this work was handled
by a registrar in each of the five
townships but now will be handled
by the Health Offiper starting
when the appointment is "completed
1 jn Raleigh.
- Due to financial circumstances
the board voted to postpone for one
( year the revaluation of property
within the. county. Under . state
law, 1957 will be tiie year for re
valuation work to be carried out
but; theboard, after ft. jong'dis.
project could bet be carried out
during 1958. "
1 . A financial report given the
board by the county accountant re
vealed income during the past five
months has shown a slight decrease
as compared to last year but coun
ty expenditures are running it the
approximate rate as set out in the
fiscal budget adopted last July.
The board also adopted a reso
lution, effective immediately, au
thorizing the county treasurer to
pav orie-half court costs only to
officiaU'.working on fees. This ac
tion is in compliance with state
statute's under which local courts
operate. i. .
In preparation for the annual
task of tax listing, which starts
January 1, the board appointed the
following tax listers for the vari
ous townships for the coming year:
Hertford,-Percy Rogerson, Bethel;
Julian Long, Parkville; Bell Proc
tor.; Belvidere; Mrs. T; C. Ferry,
New Hope;' Ernest Sutton.
v 1 he Commissioners ' will ' met
with the' tax listers on Monday, De.
cember 17, at which timei instruc
tions and supplies will be issued
the list takers for their duties next
month, i " ..
Three Cases Before
Recorder On Tuesday
, Business ..was brief in Perquim
ans Recorder's Court this week
with only three cases listed on the
docket for Jrial before Judge Chas.
E. Johnson. ,
The State took a nol pros in the
case in which Bobby Grandy, Ne
gro, was charged with carnal
knowledge. - -!
'Eugene Myer entered a plea of
guilty to 'charges ;-of ' temporhry
larceny of an automobile and the
theft of personal property under
the value of $100. Myers Wa sen-1
tenced to iserve' 'If? months Irt Jail.'1'
found guilty on a charge of assault.
Prayer for judgment was continued
upon payment' of "rWcburt'co'sts.1 '''
Town employees began the job of
installing Christmas decorations
and lights in.tae. downtown area on
last Monday and Mayor V. N. Bur
den stated the work is expected to
be complc by the end ; of this
week"aii: the-lights: wlH b turned
' t until after fee end of
at Perquimans High School
rerquimans High school on
Thursday night, December 13, be-j
ginning at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Jack
Brinn, PTA president, urges all
members to be present and invites
patrons of the school to attend the
Center Hill Baptist Church was
the scene' Of the marriage of Miss
j Frances Jordan of Tyner, to Jay
UDuling of Windsor, Thursday, No
: The Rev. Charles Duliiig, father
of the bridegroom, and the Rev.
Henry Napier, pastor of the bride,
officiated. Nuptial music was ren
dered by Miss Nancy Lane, pianist
and the Rev. Norman Harris, brother-in-law
of the bride, soloist.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. 'J. N.- Jordan of Tyner.
The bridegroom is the son of the
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Duling of
Given in marriage by her father
the bride wore a ballerina length
wedding gown of lace and tulle
over satin, styled with a basque
bodice to the oval 'neckline, and
ascalloped edge. The long lace
sleeves ended in wedding points
iover the hands. The very bouffant
skirt of tulle was complimented by
lace j inserts. Her,, veil of : illusion!
was caught to a satin clorhe bead-'
ed with seed pearls. She carried a
white Bible, topped with white ca
mellias and pom pom chrysanthe
mums. Miss Novella White of Tynoi
was maid of honor and only at
tendant. Her gown was of. rose
brocade satin fashioned with prin
cess lines and scoop neckline.' She
wore a bandeau of matching bro
cade satin. She carried a nosegay
of pink carnations, pink camellias
and white daisies.
: 1 nomas Dale of Hertford was
best man. Ushers were James Jor
dan of Tyner, brother of the bride,
and Roger Spivey of Hobbsville.
Mrs. Cameron Boyce was mistress
The bride's mother wore a navy
wooj jersey dress with matching
accessories and a pink glamellia.
The bridegroom's mother wore a
brown crepe dress with matching
accessories and gold chrysanthe
After a short wedding trip the
ouple 'will be at home at Buies
Creek, where the bridegroom is en
rolled at Campbell College.
On .Tuesday night, prior to the
wedding, Miss Novella White en
tertained at her home with a mis
cellaneous shower for the bride.
Two Indians Named
On Conference Team
Two members of the Perquimans
Indians 1956 football team were
selected for honors as members of
the Albemarle Conference squad of
the year at a meeting of the con
ference officialg on November 28,
Charles Whedbee and Tommy
Matthews were, named to the all
conference team.,- Two other play-l
ers on the Perquimans squad, John
ny Miller, and Charles Johnson, re
ceived, honorable mention.- ;;.
Coach Ike .Perry and Principal E.
C Woodard represented :Perquim
4ns 1 at the. meeting.'. .
Mr. and Mrs. Winston 'Lane, Jr.,
announce, the birth of a son, Win
ston Earl Lane III, born December
4. Mrs. Lane was the former Miss
Ima Jean Bass.
VFW MEETS MONDAY ?
; The. regular meeting of the Gar
land H. Ownley Post of the local
VFW will meet Monday night lit
e'clock at dub rooms. Command
er Pillon- hsw requested that all
members be present, ' " '
APPLE CASTLE This ornamental tower in Frasnoy, France,
! should be a monument to health, if apples a day keep doctors
i r.way. Representing the local Tower of Avesnes Church, the
clever reproduction is made of hundreds of apples. Displayed
I at the Fruit Exhibition, the castle managed to withstand wan-
dering hands and remain intact for the duration of the show.
Camden High School spoiled the CoUnt.V Seal Sales
basketball opening at Perquimans , "NTiw TVvfol CQAQ
High Tuesday night l.y copping a0W A0Tal
both games of a double, header,! c .,, .. ., ...
n. i i. l i 1 S"lflp 2fil letters with contribu
winning the girls i conjest ny a j .
score of 3f"to..2 and the bovsf ;i.n-! iion wti'llin"' Tfiave" been ' re-'
test by a four! point margin of 47; po,ted "'W'1 b' Mls- c- p- Jl''
t0 43. ris, chairman of the Perquimans
Chaffin, scoring a total Hi' 21
points for the Camden sirls, led the
winners while Bagley v;ts hiuh
scorer for the Indian Squaws, tally
ing 11 points. Pierce hit for five
points for Perquimans. The Cam
den girls had a 10-7 lead at half
time and won easily in the fourth
period when the Indian Squaws fal
tered on their shooting.
In the boys' contest I'eto Paul
and Leary did some shurpshooting
to lead the Camden team to vic
tory, each of these scored a total
of 20 points which made the dif
ference in the final scorn.
. Coach Ike Perry used most of
his squad in the opening gameand
the team showed fine prospects for
develoning into a strong contender
for Albemarle Conference honors
this vear. .'Scoring bv the Indians
was fairly divided with White hit'
ting for 15 points, Tommy 'Mat
thews 12. Miller 9, Burton 6 and
Whitev Matthews, one.
Paul canned two baskets to give
Camden a 4-0 lead early in the
game then Burton made it 4-2.
From there on the two teams trad
ed points uritil the third period
when Camden gained a nine-point
advantage to assure them the win
for the night.,;
Camden led at half time by a
score of 23 to 20.
Perquimans will play four more
games before the Christmas holi
days, playing Central, Camden and
Chowan away from home and meet
ing Central in a return game here
on December 18. '
Post Office Plans
For Holiday Rush
Preparations are being made for
the usual rush of holiday business
at the Hertford Post Office, it was
reported today by W. W. White.
Postmaster, who reminded post of
fice patrons it will be wise to do
one's Christmas mailing early.
Mr. White announced that for
the convenience of the public the
local post office will be open af
ternoons of Saturday, December 15
and 22, until 5:30 o'clock. .
'The Dorcas Sunday School Class
of the Hertford Baptist, Church
will meet Friday evening, Decem
ber 14 at the home of Mrs. Joe
Ward, teacher, at 8:30 o'clock fol
lowing the prayer service at' the
church. All members are urged to
jib seal Sales tins year. .More
i than 1,800 letters containing, the
Christmas seals were mailed out
to residents of the county and the
response to the appeal for funds
for the continuation of the District
TB Association work is running'
about 2o per cent of the quota. j
Pointing out that now is the
time for persons to buy and use
the tiny seals, Mrs. Morris urged
the public to join in this annual !
drive to help fight tuberculosis hyA
sending in contributions as soon as
Boy Scout Troop
To Sponsor Sale
Of Christmas Trees
With Christmas just around the
corner, Hertford Boy .Scouts are
er.ming to the aid of the "old man"
who always vaits until the last
minute to go out in search of a
Christmas tree and some holly.
This year, Hertford Troop 15"i
of Boy Scouts will sponsor a sale
of trees and holly as a means to
raise funds for its annual summer
camp. The sale will get under way
about December 11 and continue
through Christmas eve. Headquar
ters for the sales will be located on
the Court House Green and at the
corner of Grubb and Perry Streets.
Scouts will be on hand each even
ing and all day on Saturdays to
sell trees and holly. Special orders
may be given in advance by con
tacting any member of the local
All proceeds from the sale will
go into the summer camp fund for
the benefit of all members of the
local troop. v
New Market Opened
In Hertford Friday
Another new business "opened in
Hertford last week-end when Har
ry's Market, featuring a complete
line of staple groceries, .meats and
fresh vegetables began business in
the W. H. Barber building at the
corner of Grubb and Edenton Road
The business will be managed by
Harry Overton who invites his,
friends to .visit him : at hig ' new
Tlie names of 72 county residents .
were drawn from the jury box dur
ing the meeting of the Board of
Commissioners last Monday, for
service at the civil term of court '
to be conducted here during Janu
ary and February pf next year.
Two weeks of court will be held,
the first starting; on January 28
and the second term beginning on
Drawn for jury service at the
first term of court were; Mack
Lane. Henry Dnughtry, Charles R
Ward. Abbot Hunter, William H.
Cartwright, Alonza Turner, Jr., J.
J. Skinner, J. R. Ayscuc, Joseph
f. Lane. John Winslow, Melvin
I-'ure, Edward Wilder, Edgar Rid
dick, Marion Copeland, W. Jarvir'
Ward. L. L. Lane, Jack Kanoy,
Mercer Thomas, Julian Tadlork,
Nona C. Kaper, George W. Barhec.
Walter Nowell, Freeland Elliott, B
C. Rerry. Seth Long, Sr., Samuel
Moore, D. O. Cartwright, Arha
Winslow, Mrs. Evelyn C. Whed
iice, M. Parker Copeland, Paul
Loads. Oscar Wilder, Paul M. Tuek-
I. inward Godfrey, James White
and Elwood Nowell.
The list for the second term of
court includes: Herman Monds,
Ronnie Dail, Arthur Copeland, Ce
cil Everett, Frank Skinner, Ralph
Toidan, Benjamin Smith, John M.
Matthews. Jr., Archie Godwin,
Howard Stallings, F. A. McGoogan,
Richard Kirby, D. L. Saunders,
Oliver I.ayden, Sr., Watson Eure.
Julian B. White. Percy E.,Winslow,
Mrs. Ruby A. White, R. L. Kings
bury, J. H. Corbin, Charles Lay
den. William F. Ainslcy, Roy W.
Dail, Harold H. Hurdle, Jacob T.
White, Louis Spivey, Joe B. Perry,
Henry Armstrong, Henry Layilen,
Jack Brinn, Louis Tarkineton,
Ralph Higgins, J. T. Harris, Chas.
E-. -WIh f.rff, 4'lniPl,am!1 and '
William B. Jordan.' - ;
The l!l"i7 Agricultural Program
which will be in operation in Per
nuimans Countv next vear wns
formulated by the heads of countv
ft ricultural agencies on Tuesday of
this week, according to Helen" W.
N'ixon. Perquimans County ASC Of
Thp froup selected the follow
ing soil nd water conservation
practices to be included in the 1957
Handbook of Conservation Prac
tices for Perquimans County: (1)
establishing and improving perma
nent pastures;' (2 establishing
cropland pasture;" (3) lime on le
gumes and grasses; (4) establish
ing yea r-a round cover; (5) sowing
winter cover crop; (6) sowing sum
mer annual legumes: (7) forest '
tree planting and forest improve
ment; ami (8) constructing f"rm
ponds and open permanent ditch
According to Miss Nixon, the to.
tal amount that may be used to
provide cost share assistance to
farmers who carry out needed con
servation practices in this countv
next year is $34,434. She explained
further that this "cost-share assist
ance" is matched, at least equally,
by the farmer's monev as his share
of the cost of 'carrying out long
range, conservation work that will
benefit not just the farmer but oil
people. In addition to furnishing
his sharp of the. cost, the farmer
furnishes all labor involved in car
rying out needed conservation prac
tices. .'. w
Tn order for the program to
bring about needed total conserva
tion on farms, farmers need to be
gin now thinking about their con
servation , needs and how these
needs can be met. V
Farmers who have a conservation
need which can't be met with their :
own resources -should ' visit J the :
county ASQ -office and look Into
the possibility of participating in
next year's Agricultural Conserva
tion. Program.?;'"".. Vv M :i ;':-v'
V BAKE SALE H 1
The St. Catherine Auxiliary will
hold a bake sale at Perry's Elec
tric, Store .Saturday, December 8,
beginning at 10 o'clock.