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-me XXIIL Number 50.
! A varied docket consisting of 13
1 cases was disposed of during Tues
day's session of Perquimans Re
corder's Court : presided over by
Judge Chas. . Johnson. During
: the Bession" Judge Johnson announc
ed the Recorder's Court will be in
i recess on Christmas, December 25
and New Year's, January 1. How-
i ever the -court will hold a special
term on Thursday, December 27.
Among the cases disposed of on
- Tuesday was the -one in which six
Negroes, Jasper Cobb, Milton Page,
Charles Mayes, Charles Bates, Lar-
i ry Long and Melvin Skinner, enter
ed a plea of guilty to charges of
' participating in an affray. ' The de
fendants were ordered to pay the
costs of court, N
,"M Charles Newell paid a fine of $10
, and costs after pleading guilty to
.-. j a charge of speeding. Otist 'Blount,
. Negro, submitted to a speeding
charge and paid a fine of $25 and
costs of court.'
' Jessie Hunter, Negro, was found
';; guilty on a charge j of driving
drunk.' He was given a 60 day
r- road sentence, to be suspended upon
. payment of a fine of $150 and costs
of court. An appeal was noted in
this case by Hunter's attorney, W. I
Ralph White, Negro, was" found
.. - guilty on a charge of assault and
fined $10 and costs of court.
' David M. Trueblood1, submitted to
i ,,i a charge of following too closely
' behind a motor vehicle. He was or
dered by the court to write a theme
X on the subject oft this traffic viola-
tion. ' )t -
' Merrifl Layden "paid the costs of
court, after pleading guilty to
charges of damaging property."
v: Costs of court were taxed against
' Harvey Ferrell who pleaded guilfy
. at charge of failing to yield the-
right-of-way. , m;-
"Ceeil .Paish jbleade'd guilVir 'to
a charge ? driving without aMii
cense. He wag ordered to pay a
fine of $25 and costs of court.v
McKay Riddick.pa'id theleofts of
court after submitting to a charge
; of passing a. ear in a. restricted
' vuuii .quiver ws uatrcsBeue uie
costs of court on a charge of fail
ing to give a turn signal.
E. L. Winslow submitted to a
charge of failing to stop at' a stop
sign and paid the costs of court.
Walter Lesght, Negro, was fined
$10 and costs after pleading guilty
to a charge of following too closely.
jistRiSeds - Mrs. C. P( Morris, chairman, of
the. Christmas Seal sale lor Per
quimang County said "that citizens
from Perquimans must 'not forget
hat tuberculosis, js one of our ma
jor health problems confronting our
people,- while important advances
have been made toward . the control
- f of this disease there ' remains a
great deal to be done and it is most
important that the necessary funds
be provided to . carry on the TB
, work in Perquimans Couniy."
Mrs. Morris said, "the Christmas
Seal is the sole support of the Tuberculosis-
Association and urged
all Perquiroang patrons to mail in
their contribution.",! Mrs. Morris
slated that even the first graders
had received copies of the Christ-
v r "4 Seal to color ; and that each
' "' Iren had been' furnished book
';s and the' story of the Christ.
Seal had been made available
i; ich .grade throughout ;Perquin--
County go that each child can
a the importance of the pow
: He Christmas SeaL-.Mrs. .Mor
id, " a total of 388 letters
' It en returned and a. total of
'.. 5 had been received in funds.?
J Z -jes will sponsor a
Kboot C tur' y, E.cember
' sin ! ns IZ . Cii.ool ath
it "v "s r . ted today
s r.i.lett, cl ui. .i of the
in c1. ..r a of tl.e ar-
i. I"r. V ' t s'ated
. . , 1 the
Meet Next Mondav i1
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Perquimans Central Grammar
School will hold its December meet
ing in the auditorium Monday, De
cember 17,-at 7:30 P. M. The
school will have charge of the pro
gram with Mrs. Ruth Mansfield as
chairman. Mrs. Mansfield's third
grade will .conduct the devotional.
A short Christmas- pageant-"The
First Christmas" will be present
ed by the seventh grade. -
Members and interested friends
are cordially invited to attend.'
Vovs Spoken In :1'
, In a ceremony characterized by
simplicity and charm Miss Annie
Lou Lane became the bride of Cla
rence C. Chappell, Jr., at Burgess
Baptist Church at 3 o'clock Sun
day Afternoon December 9. Tl?
bride is the daughter of Mr.' anJ
Mrs. Winston Lane, Sr., and the
bridegroom is the son of Mr. and
Sf rs. Clarence Chappell, Sr.
The Rev. Philip Quidley, pastor
3f the bride, performed' the double
rng ceremony in a setting of white
chrysanthemums, ' :. gladioli, palms,
ferns and candles in seven-branch
candelabra'. Miss Jean Long pre
sented the nuptial music and ac
companied Miss Shelby Jean Over
ton, solois, who sang 'Sweetest
Story, Evef.Told,'' and as a bene?
diction Dr. karold" J.?' White sang
"The Wadding Prayer." ,
TW brjrfe, iven in marriage by
her father, wore a wedding gown
of white chantilly lace and nylon
tulle over bridal satin, styled with
a -fitted bodice' of lace fastened
down the back with tiny self -cover
ed buttons, a manderion collar of
lace re-embroidered with iridescent
sequins and seed pearls, long
sleeves ending . in wedding' points
over the hands. The skirt of nylon
tulle accented With appliques of
lace, flowed into a chapel train.
Her fingertip Veil of pure silk il
lusion was arranged from a Queen's
crown of iridescent ' sequins and
seed pearls. She carried a white
prayer book tojjped with a purple
throated orchid and showered with
lace, ribbons and steShanotis.
Miss Nancy Lane,' cousin of the
bride, was maid of honor., She
wore a fprmal gown1 of dusty'rose
nightlife faille taffeta with a trim
ming of hand-tnade pearl ' beads
around the neckline and fashioned
with a very bouffant skirt. She
wore a - matching bonnet of tulle
and earned a cascade of orchid
Miss Louise Chappell, sister of
the7 bridegroom and. Miss Joanne
Matthews were bridesmaids. They'
Wore formal" gowns of turquoise
nightlife faille taffeta fashioned af
ter that, of the honor attendant.
They carried cascades of yellow
mums. ..,.,1 "t ' '
(Continued on Page Four)
CflH8.trucoa of. a -ne $127,000
building to house the Hertford
Banking Company is expected to
get rundef way here during 'the
month of January," it has been w
ported by R. M. Riddick, president
of the bank, who stated all con
tracts for the. new -building have
Veen let. '
The new building which will be
located on' the 'site between-: the
present bank and the J. C. Clanch
ard Company, Vill be modern in
every respect The style of the
two story structure Vill be of co
lonial type, It will jfcrovide ample
room for a modern banking bouse.
V.'hen completed the. lower floor
of the new building will contain-office
rooms, teller tooths and a
vault. All bookkeepisrar departments
v '! I I cat .1 on t' e second floor
1 cf t'.- building;'- . , 4'..
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
ONCE AGAIN ON FREE SOIL, these Hungarian refugees-are welcomed at McGuire
Air Force Base, N. J., after flying directly from refugee camps in Austria, They were
then taken to Camp Kilmer, N. J., where the American Red Cross provides welfare
services, clothing and communications. The Red Cros special disaster appeal for
J 5,000,000 is to meet the overwhelming demands for' Idng-term, relief in jlungary
nd for' Hungarian refugees and to meet the enlarged 'program at Camp Kilmer.
(ARC Photo) '
Sometimes, farm economists canl
look ahead and predict just about;
what the price that farmers have
to pay for materials needed on the
farm and the ' price that farmers I
will receive for their products. '; In
the majority of the time, these
economists are right. An example,
they predicted a high price for
early corn sn 1956 and. this wan
correct, ' i
f .Tne, average family spent rough
ly. 25 per cent Bidwr for their food
last year than they did seven years
ago, but got more food, more ser
vices, and fed a4arger family, This
prediction is made for 1957. This
prediction is as . follows:' ' With a
continued high level of income and
a larger population, the total de
mand for food for '957 will bg
somewhat stronger than for 1956. '
The slaughter of hogs-will be
down 8 to 10 per cent in the first
half of 1957, with prices higher and
the hog-corn ratio average to fav
Soybean supply will bi at an all
time high with production 24 per
cent higher than 1955, ; Demand
will be very strong for crushing
and export. , Next year carry-over
is expected to be the highest in his
tory. Prices are expected to be
slightly lower than for the 1955
Cotton supply will be at an all
time high with total disappearance
up and exports ''Increasing..'. The
carry-over on August 1, '1957 will
be slightly lower than 1956. ; The
price is expected to be ifear loan
levels." ; ' '-i"'''.!''; ';'"- )'
Sheep ' production' should ' not
change', varices for lainbs and wool
will be the same as 1956.-
Peanut ; supply ' will be greater
than last year. ' The demand will
remain about the same and1 prices
are expected to be near or at sup
port levels. .' , . ' r
Beef cattle supply should remain
the same with fed steers up slight
'v anJ feeder about 'the same as for
The demand for forest products
will continue strong.' There will be
a strong demand for pulpwoad in
North 'Carolina. ! A ' shortage of
seedlings is expected in 1957.
. Wheat production will be higher
than 1955 with supplies at. record
levels'. Demand for wheat is ex
pected to be up slightly1 with pric
es sUghUyriinorer favorable,1 '
Vegetables1; to general will i be
higher in production with the price
about the same as for-1956. '' ,
Farm costs are expected to be-up
slightly. ; Feed is expected to, cost
more. Fertilizer1' will remain the
ame to up slightly. Farm machin
ery find fencing will bethigher be -
cause of steel costs. VThe price of
tend is- expected to go up. Farm
and motor 'supplies will "be up.
Credit will be at a restricted sup
ply. . Meat prices probably will aver
age somewhat higher than a year
earlier,- especially the first part of
the yenr, with some decline expert -
Hungarians Reach Haven in
. n of 1957 but
lrlees ma remam above the level
the, last halt of ..1966 (because
Poultry meat will continue to be
plentiful and cheap through the
first part of 1957. This price will
rise later in the year. Eggs will
continue to be plentiful at a slight
ly higher price. Milk prices will
remain steady. f
Cereal supply will be plentiful
but will be higher due to mmi
In recent -years there has been
less demand for clothing and tex
tiles. This )ias tended to keep sup
plies up and prices down. A re
duced output-of textiles mill pro-
Howard Hervey, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Hervey, a student at
Hertford Grammar School was seri
ously injured Monday afternoon at
about 3:30 o'clock when he was
struck by an automobile while rid
ing a bicycle away from the school
Police Officer Robert A. White,
who investigated the accident said
the child, riding his beyele from
East Academy Street into Market
Street, was struck by a car driven
by George Roach, Jr., who "was
driving west on Market Street at erir iMijan wnite, treasurer, ana
thertime of the accident and' was, J- & Bass, secretary.
unable to stop the car prior to the! M'- Defker has announced ap
collfsion with the bike. ' Pointive officers for the lodge will
; Vung Hervey was taken to the.1 ' Jack Symons, senior deacon:
Albemarle Hospital for examina-.l.Jarvi8.Ward- junior deacon; Hazel
tion and treatment. It was report
ed from there he suffered a broken
wrist and lacerations.
County Groups To
Push Clinic Drive
A meeting in the interest of a
Mental Health Clinic in this area
was held in Hertford by citizens of
Perquimans County and the town
of Hertford". '"-;;' '!
' .Plana' weM madfeto proceed with
a fund raising campaign with Mrs.
John .'Hurdle acting, as chairman of
the fund raising group, and Mrs.
Jack Brinn, treasurer.
- No house, to house canvass will
be conducted but all churches in
the county will be asked- to take j
special contributions for this work
; on the fifth Sunday in December.
Also all civic organizations will be
asked for donations by its memr
bers. ' The committee is hoping that
most of the people in the county
will thus be given an opportunity
to contribute and that the county,
in this way1, will raise the. 1750
which is Perquimans County's quo-
fr tn'"s project,
Carolina, Friday, December 14, 1956.
U. S. A. v
- .: :
ducts was the result. Some price
increase is expected on clothing in'
Furniture and appliances will be
somewhat higher for 1957, espe
cially those involving the use of
steel and aluminum. ;
Interest rate on money borrowed
to purchase or build a home will
not become more favorable before
next summer. Cost of materials is
up and probably will average
slightly higher in 1957. N Metal pro
ducts definitely will be more cost
ly, but if interest rates are lower
and the money is available for fi
nancing, there will be a consider
able upsurge in house construction.
John Decker New
Perquimans Lodge No. 106, A. F.
& A. M.. elected John H. Decker
us master of the lodge for the yea
1957 at an election of officers held
last week. Other officers elected
were Russell Baker, senior ward
en; Cecil E. Winslow, junior ward-
voinouii aiiu "ivn ... . . . v. . , ...
ards; C. C. Shannonhouse, chap
lain, and D. R. Trueblood, tyler.
The new officers will be installed
by the lodge at the first meeting in
January. . . ' "r . .
Outgoing master, Elijah ,White,
announced today that the Acacia
Club of Norview, Va., will present
its annual play here in Hertford
on Tuesday, December 18, the title
of the play being "He That Be
On At Darden Bros.
. Darden Brothers' liquidation sale
i! stiljs in progress in Hertford and
the owners reported the sale will
continue until all stock of the store
is sol'd. "- , !. ' :' :'." .
D. S. Darden and V. N, Darden.
owners of the business, are nqui- irom unwise government interter
dating their partnership ' and plnnj ence in pricing, production and
the disposal of their large stock, marketing. .. -of
merchandise through the ' sale " .
now going on. They announced tb
partnership . will be . discontinued
upon disposal of the merchandise
r, V. N. Darden will re-open,
re under, individual owner-'
the store under, individual owner-'
ship following dissolution of the
partnership arrangement. . .
Sixty Two Students
Listed For Honors
At Perquimans H.S
Sixty-two students at Perquim
ans High School were listed on the
honor roll for the second grading
period, which closei at the school
last Friday, it was announced by
E. C. Woodard, principal, who re
leased the honor list.
The honor list as announced is as
Eighth Grade: Ann Benton,
Joyce Owens, Cecelia Williams,
Carlyle Woodard, Diannc Hollow-ell,
J. D. Hollowell, Rolaihi Tripp, Lin
da Bass, Phyllis Hendren, Ellen
Trueblood, Mary Loe Ward, Fran
ces Winslow, Hubert Burden, Vein
Hardison, Thomas Kiddick. Kath
ryn Bonner, Carroll McDonnell,
Ninth Grade: Carolyn White,
Jo Ann Cartwright, Becky Burton,
Linda Lou Elliott, Pat Konerson,
Katherine Sawyer. Clav Stokes,
Lenna Umphlett, Preston WinslowJ
Jack Brinn, Pauline Baccus, Bren-
Tenth Grade: Lawrence Layden, j
Kathleen Blancharcl, Vickj Johiun,
Letitia McGoogan. Alilyne Wins-i
low, Edith Spruill, Ethel Sutton
T.. Ft . . . . : T r , .. m i
uu wavif niwe, ueveny iuckci',;
I Hav Winslow. 1
Eleventh Grade: Becky Cnx,
Jean Edwards, Knv Matthews, Gail;
Pierce, Jtike Myeis, Patsy Elliott
Sophia Godfrey, Lois Ann Hurrle
Jane Keel, Jean Keel, Rachael Spi.
vey, Dan Winslow, Beth Skinner.
l Twelfth Grade: Edirar Fields,
'Charles Whedbee, Marcia StalliiiRrf
Nancy Lane, Charlie Johnson, Jesse
Kountree, Arnold Winslow, Lillian
Ann Hoffler, Mable Keel.
Top Russian '-off iriaii. ,avn. in
Hungary, according to reports from
Europe, striving to bring the Hun
garian revolt under control but the
reports say little progress is be
ing made in convincing the Hun
garians they should bow to Rus
sian force. Meanwhile, .hundreds of
Hungarians flee their native land
each day, and Western powers are
perfecting a refugee program -aimed
at caring for the homeless peo
ple. The situation in Hungary has
created state of unrest anions;
other satellite nations, and some of
ficials of the West predict Com
munism is starting to fall. Reso
lutions are being pressed in the
UN for permission to send a UN
representative into Hungary for an
inspection of conditions there but
this action has been stalled by the
Communist-backed Hungarian gov
ernment. Inflation is again becoming a
problem to European governments
due to the Suez Canal and Hungar
ian conditions. Oil-short Europe
has noted rising prices during the
past month and the United States
is making plans to give financial
support to some nations to bolster
the economy until such a time as
commerce returns to normal.
A report from Paris, where a
meeting of the Biff Three is in
progress, says preliminary talks
among the representatives from the
UY S England and France, have
eased the tension among these na
tions which followed the invasion
of Egypt, and it is believed the
conference will he a means of
bringing solidarity back to the al
lies. . '
An. official of the American
Farm Bureau has proposed the.
government cease buying and stor
ing farm commodities, and to rid
the country of surpluses, should
sell at low prices or give away the
commodities as a start toward de
velopment of a program to stabi-.
Iiza tllA TT. S. form aitmifinn frepH
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Brown of
Portsmouth, Va., 'announce the
birth of a daughter, Mary Pauline,
on Saturday, '. December 1. at the
Norfolk General. Hospital, Norfolk,
Va. - ' '
Navy Seeking Bids
For Har,vey : Point
A majority of Hertford stores
and business houses will be closed
on December 2(1 and 27 in observ
ance of the Christmas holidays, it
was reported to The Weekly on
Tuesday, following :i survey con
ducted among the merchants to de
termine the holiday closing sched
The two-day Christmas holiday,
which falls on Tuesday and Wed
nesday, will be followed by a one
day New Year's holiday on Janu
The stores will resume their reg
ular schedule of hours after that
Ccntiiil High .School Green
Waves took a doulile-header from
the IVrquimans High School In
dians last Friday night with the
boy.-.' team coming out in Iront 52
48, while the girls led at the end
by a 48-H8 score.
In a nip and tuck battle, the boys'
game changed leaders during the
contest several times. "At the end
of the first quarter Central led 14
13 while Hertford pulled ahead 28
26 at the half. The Green Waves
came back at the end of the third
quarter and tied it up 38-38 and
took fial lead, scoring 14 points in
the fourth, to take the four-point
William Shurber with 23 poinU
was high scorer for Central wVjle
Tommy Matthews, with 22, Ted bis
Perquimans teammates. Sharber,
Brite and Koerner were outstand
ing for. the locals while Ralph
White, Jimmy Ross and Matthews
paced the Hertford five.
Doris Bray with 20 points was
high scorer for the Green Waves
Town Board Holds
Hertford's Town Board held its
December meeting on Monday night
and after hearing a proposal for
Organization of a Library Commiss
ion voted that the Mayor of Hert
ford will represent the town on
this commission if and when it is
The purpose of the commission
will, be to hold' title to the land
ni.d building occupied by the coun
The Board also voted to present
Christmas gifts to employees of
the town, these being cash gifts in
the same amounts as presented in
Mayor V. N. Darden advised the
Board officials of the League of
Municipalities will come to Hert
ford about the middle of January
for the purpose of perfecting a pro
posed zoning ordinance for the
town. Preliminary work on this
proposal has been carried out by a
local planning commission but pub
lic hearings will be conducted prior
to final adoption of the ordinance.
Planned For Sunday
;. A .number of Christmas programs
have been arranged to be present
ed ,..at Holy , Trinity : Episcopal
Church in Hertford, it was an
nounced today .by the rector,1 the
Rev. . Paul Shultz, who stated the
church school will present a pag
eant on Sunday,. December-16, at
5:00: P. M. . All are welcome to at
tend this Christmas program.
Saint Thomas' Day will be obser
ved Friday, December 21, with cele.
bration of Holy Communion at 10
A, M. On Christmas Eve, a can
dlelight service, with Holy ' Com
munion, carols and a special mes
sage will be conducted beginning
at 11:30 P. M. Holy Communion
and a special message will be ob
served at 10 A. M., on Christmas
Day, December 25. ,
5 Cents Per Copy
Invitations for bids for demoli
tion of existing buildings at Harr
vev Point h:ia Keen issued hv the
Public Works Office of the Fifth y
Naval District, Norfolk, Va., it was '
learned here last Friday.
According to the invitation for
bids, the Navy will receive bids for
furnishing all labor, equipment, and '
materials and performing all work
for the project until 2 P. M., De
cember 20, 195i and the bids will
then lie publicly opened. Bids must
lie submitted to the Public Works
Office in Norfolk.
Prospective bidders are advised
the work includes demolishing and
removing from the site various
buildings now standing. Under the :
..peeihcntions released only two of
the present buildings will be re
tained for the present, one being
used now to house personnel sta- '
turned at the site and the other be
mr the old officers' club.
The announcement as to receipt
of hids for the demolition work,
winch was issued ly Rear Admiral
W. Sihler, was greeted its good
news by local residents who deemed
it as indication the Navy is about
to proceed with plans for reacti
vating the air I m ie at Harvey
More than four million dollars
has been appropriated for construc
tion work at the site during the
current fisciTt year which ends next
June HO and it was learned unnffi.
cially construction bids mav be
called for at the base sometime
within the next thiee months.
It is understood the successful
bidder for the demolition work will
have onlv 90 davs to complete his
contract, once he has been Riven
official notice to start the opera
Party In Winf all
The American Legion Auxiliary
of William Paul Stallings Post 126 '
held its' regular monthly meeting
iind annual Christmas party Thurs
day night, December fi, at the home
of Mrs. Thomas White in Winfall
with Mrs. Arthur Winslow and
Mis;- Dona White as joint hostess
r'. The home of Mrs. White was
beautifully decorated, depicting the
approaching holiday season.
The business session was pre
sided over by the president, Mrs.
C. A. Davenport, using the regular
Auxiliary ceremonies. A beautiful
Christmas reading and prayer was
given by the chaplain, Mrs. Thorn-
as Perry. Reports Were made by
the various committees. The treas
urer reported $250.93 in the treas
ury. . . . '
The rehabilitation (Lairmaii re
ported (15 gifts sent to the gift
shops in the following hospitals:
Oteen, 27; Salisbury, 18; Durham,
10, and Fayetteville, 10. The mem
bers voted to send gifts to three
women, 4 children and 3 disabled
veterans at' Christmas and buy
clothing for two veteran children.
It was voted to send a box of
clothing to the Hungarian refugees.
The Hungarian refugees are in
desperate need of warm 'clothing.
Anyone having children or adult
clothing to give are asked to con
tact Mrs. C, A. Davenport at her
home or Mrs. Sarah White, at the
Paragon 'Beauty Salon. , '
At the conclusion of the business
session a social hour was enjoyed
at which time members exchanged
Christmas gifts. A contribution
was also made to further the Au
xiliary's program during the Yula
season. -..;:. ' , ' ..' V v '''
Delicious refreshments of fruit
cake, nuts, candy, cookies and cof
fee were served by the bostess to
the 20 members present. !n;
Mn and Mrs. George David True
blood announce the birth of a son,
David Paul, born ' Wednesday. De
cember 5, weighing 6 pounds, 4
ounces at the Albemarle Hospital.
Mrs. Trueblood is the former Miss '
Joan Madre. ' '..V, ':. 'v v.-