ica Claus Annual
isit To Hertford
ji For Saturday
Hertford merchants, in' , co
operation with the Hertford Jay
cees and Fire Department, will
spoisor the annual visit of Santa
Claus to ; Hertford on Saturday,
December 21, It was announced
today T by ' Julian ' Broughton,
. chairman-' of the Jaycee commit-
. tee on arrangements.
. , Santa's-: -visit - is scheduled for
' 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon
and he will be at the Court
House to greet the children who
'wish to see him. - Santa will
have -. some . helpers on - hand.
- 'members of the Jaycees and
Fire Department, who will assist
. in passing out gifts of fruit and
candy to the children.
.-The children ' coming-; to see
Santa Claus, ' are ' requested to
follow the . rules and orders . oi
the helpers, thus aiding in a
- quick and equal distribution -of
the gifts Santa will pass out to
' In addition to. the Santa Claus
visit, the ' Jaycees, through the
: cooperation of B. L.vGibbs, man
's- ager cf the State Theatre, will
also sponsor a movie of cartoons
for he children at 10 o clock
Saturday morning. '; " p -'
The- Jaycees' annual Christmas
shopping tour for; underprivilefc
d ch-ldren' will be , held or
-W lghfc:Deelw rnuIdH'stentimentTdr-8ummrt talks
ginning at 6:30 o'clock and Will
be under the direction of Jay
cee Julian Broughton. Plans for
this event have been completed
through the cooperation, of local
merchants, and it promises to be
the best ever held. The child-
ren , accompanied by Jaycee
couples will visit local stores to
purchase presents, : clothes and
will be treated to refreshments
at S and M at the conclusion of
. ; Charles Skinner, Jr., president
of the Hertford Jaycees, report-
shoot, conducted last Saturday
as a means to raisp funds for
- the shopping tour, was a success
and he expressed the anorecia-
, tion of the organization to those
taking part in making the event
, so successful.'
i Tirrrni rrr i: . i
4 .Operations of the Hertford
Banking Company 'were moved
from its old location into its new(
r :dem building here Friday
-ning of last week.
Iluch favorable comment was
1 ti from patrons of the bank
i r the ."first visits' to the'
. " ng Friday, and a view of!
' ; i.ew structure. Facilities ofS
t-.:e bank are much improved and
i ' 'ItiotiaV service is rendered to
- 't patrons) ' "'
E. Rf Riddick, Jt., president of
1 rlc, sted while the build
f 1 rcti placed in operation,
-ling of the faclity will
i i on Wednesday evening,1
y 15, from the .hours of 7
) o'clock at which time the
will be invited to attend,
merits for the open house
lounced at a later date.
) program will be
1 ti C rell Hill Bap
'i I "-j . y night, De
', at 7:C3 o'clock. The
cordially invl'"d to at-
e bii t'.i ( '
Early Next Week
Next week's : edition of The
Perquimans., Weekly will be
printed on Tuesday, December
24, instead of the usual Thurs
day, to provide a holiday vaca
tion for the printers of the pa
per. , All news copy and adver
tising copy must be ' in The
Weekly office not later than
noon Monday, December 23, for
publication in the issue of De
cember 27.. News contributors
and advertisers are requested to
note this change in printing date
end their cooperation will be ap
preciated. . . . :
At PTA Meeting
A record breaking audience
of more than 500 enjoyed "The
Christmas Story In Song" which
presented by. the students
of v the Perquimans Central
Grammar School at the Decern-
er 'Association ;. Monday night,
"O Come,. All - Ye Faithful"
, was used as the processional. "O,
Little .Town of Bethlehem;
"While Shepherds Watched" and
"It Came Upon the Midnight
Clear" were sung by a group of
students from the fifth, sixth
and seventh grades.
' A group from the fifth grade
composed of Judy Long,. Ruth
Ann Stokely, Phyllis WiHiams,
Joyce Lane, Irene Elliott, Ikey
Stokey, Lot Winslow and Jimmy
Sawyer sang "Away In a .Man
ger.". "Silent Night" arid "O Holy
Night", were sung by a group
from the sixth and, seventh
grades composed of Linda Sut
ton, Ruth Harrell, Sandra Mor
gan, Madelyn Perry, Dora Jean
Bateman.J Janice Stanton, Celtic j
Ann; Long, Dianne Sawyer, Vick
- Continued on Page Six '
Funeral services for Clarence
B. Nhite, 78, who died last Fri
day morning in a Norfolk, Vay
hospital following a short ill
ness, v were conducted Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Cedar Grove Methodist Church
by the Rev. M. W. Dulin.
During the services the choir
sang "Asleep In - Jesus" and
Edward ' Jordan sajig "I Won't
Have To Cross Jordan Alone,".
, Mr. White, a lifelong resident
of Perquimans County, served
as superintendent of the county
home for a number - 6f years.
va ov v-, 4itic ; iu-,
blood and . 'the late. John Q.
White. He wis a member of the
Cedar Grove Church. I-
. Besides his mother, who cele
brated her 100th birthday last
September 26, he is survived by
his ' wife, ; Mrs. Lizzie ' Miller
Whiter two sons, Lee White, of
Norfolk; and; Benton White of
Portsmouth; one daughter, Mrs.
Irving Perry bf ' Norfolk; two
sisters, Mrs. Addie : Gilbert of
Elizabeth. City and Mrs. J. C.
Bagley of South Norfolk.
Pallbearers were Jeff and
rinrence Pierce, Haywood and
'or Whitts, .lrlie and Orval
A. T ,1 v.s in Cedar-
I Ceroeury, -S;
et Us Now
NATO representatives, confer
ring !in-Paris this week.expressed
between the 'West and Russia.
Some European NATO members ,
balked on receiving U. S. missile'
hasps nnrf it. annpnrpd. from rp-1
pons coming irom me meeting,
the West -Will, again attempt to
compromise with Russia to reach
a disarmament agreement.
The U. S. Air Force Tuesday
successfully launched an inter
continental missile at a base in
Florida. Reports said the missile
has a 5,000 mile range and is ca
pable of - carrying a hydrogen
warhead. -'.The test Tuesday was
the third effort by the U. S. to
launch this 100-ton missile.
Economic, reports released dur
ing the past week giving details
of business conditions point; out
the drop during, this final quar
ter of 1957, and predict decreas
ed spending during the first part
of 1958. The reports stated a lev
eling off point Will be reached
about the middle of next year.
Unemployment Js showing growth
in many areas of the nation, .
Agriculture reports' 'released
this week stated the nation grew
a bumper crop despite-' decreased
acreage during the past - year.
While the farm situation remain
ed a chief economic problem dur
ing the year, the situation is ex
pected to get considerable atten
tion from Congress 'when that
body convenes next month. ( -r
Board Of Education
In Meeting Monday
, The-; Perquimans
Education - held ; ' its ' December
meeting Monday night; at the
home of Mr. "and Mrs.- J.T- Big
gers.;4 During the) business ses-
It. 1 9 - J ikA
poinimenii ; oi - ayin. .- xaiiuij
White ; as a substitute .teacher
for Perquimans High School and
elected Mrs., Mary E Walters to
teach the fourtK- grade at the
Hertford", Grammar School for
the remainder ' of this; term.
Mrs.. Walters. w'ii).;')uceeed Mrs.
Ab Williams, who resigned. " "r
The board was-advised, by let
ter, ; following a survfy made
here recently that' the Perquim
ans Union .; School ' an$ King
Street . School will likely 'be
placed upon the state's accredit
ed list of schools Upon secure
ment of some song books, visuar
aids' fnd pictures of c: : tain or-
within the schoc' i
ta La placed
Even Unto Bethlehem . .
' 'Christmas Gospel According to St. LvMa
; . .-
Shows Interest In
L oca 1 P la nt Si te
Securement of a new indus-
try for Hertford and Perquim-1
county appeared as a pos
sibility this week according to
a report made by R. L. Hollo
well, chairman of the Perquim
ans County Industrial Commit
A New York firm engaged in
the fabrication of metal' is seek
ing a site for locating a plant in
this area and Hertford, along
with other communities, are be
ing given consideration.
In fact, negotiations have pro
gressed" to' the point that the
owner of the local site under
consideration "feels Hertford has
an excellent chance" of obtain
ing the plant which, according
to reports, Vvill employ a large
number of male workers. .
Property damages estimated at I
A enn u j , i i
qw.ouu resuuea irom a nignway
2:45 o'clock Monday afternoon
at the Griffin store near Wood
ville, it was reported by Patrol
man ; B. R. Inscoe, who investi
gated the accident.
: According to Mr. Inscoe, S. D.
Banks of Route 3, Hertford, was
traveling south on Highway 17,
in his 1955 Ford, and while at
tempting to make a left turn at
the Griffin store, was struck by
a mail truck being . driven by
'Otis Grant Williams, Negro, of
- The large- truck knocked the
Banks car around the south side
of the store building, and the
truck struck the ; store, building,
causing an . overhanging roof to
fall on a Studebaker car Owned
by Max Griffin. ' Mrs. Glennie
Griffin was sitting inside the
Studebaker when : it was struck
by ihe store.; roof, but she es
caped injury .in the accident
Patrolman Inscoe estimated
damages to the store building at
about $5,000, " while damages to
the cars' and truck, was estimat
ed at $2,500. V ;
A few minutes later a second
mail truck arrived at the scene
'and had room to pick up the
The situation arose last, week
when the Industrial Committee
received an inquiry as
sues avanaoie ana mis imor-
marmn uraa ennn ha Hariri cnant-
ingly met the requirements need
ed by the New York firm.
Since that time the owner of
the site has been in contact with
representatives of the firm and
also officials of the State De
partment of Conservation and
Development, which is lending
assistance for the securement of
the industry for North Carolina.
Mr. Hollowell told this re
porter .the Industrial Committee
will work diligently with the
owner -of the local site in an en
deavor to do everything possible
I to secure the
industry for this
mail being transported by Wil
with illegal passing and will be
given a hearing in Perquimans
Stores To Close 1
Owners and employees of e
majority of Hertford stores and
.business houses will enjoy a two
day holiday for Christmas' this
year, it . having been reported
here last week ; that the stores
will be closed next Wednesday
and Thursday.- A survey of the
stores, made' last week, indicated
the stores will also be closed all
day January 1 in Observance of
New Year's: . '.
Players Named To
State Grid Team
? Two members of the 1957
Perquimans High School football
team have been named to the
Eastern All-State team for the
year. i it- was announced ' this
week.; Skip Matthews wis (lam
ed tackle on' the first team while
Tommy . Matthews was named as
a' back on the third team.
Recorder Hears 10
Held Last Tuesday
A docket consisting of 10
cases was disposed of during
Tuesday's session of Perquim
ans Recorder's Court and two
cases were continued until
terms of the court.
The case of Joe Spi ui I. c iarg- ., A., r,. ,
..... . . T, W'gan a Id-day Christmas vaca-
cd with possessing non-tax piud,tion n) nn VrM- ,-. ,
iauor for the purpose of salt
was continued until Janufirv
nd the case of Eugene Hassell.
charged with destruction of
property, was continued until i
December 31. !
Raymond Case submitted to a ;
charge of improper passing and i
il'efjaJ registration of a car. He,
paid a fine of $20 and costs. I
John Hudson and Melvin
(Chappell, . charged with driving j
on the wrong side ol a highway, '
submitted to the charges and !
each paid the court costs. I
Harold Wright, Jr., paid Hie'
court casts after pleading guilty.
to a charge of failing to observe I
a stop sign.
TTavtiwi p. .. . ..ii r , ... . s
vv. li, 'ihiihi KUIJl.V
on a charge of reckless driving.
was ordered to nav a fine of
$300 and court costs or serve 30
days in jail.
A fine or $25 and costs were
taxed against Herbert Figgs,
Negro, who was tound guilty on
a charge of driving without a
- Oliver tOveri,iirJ4tii.. - - har -
ed with driving without a li
cense, having insufficient brakes
and improper passing, plead
guilty to the charges. It
his second offense within two I
months of driving without a li -
I . T T l ...
ttuac. iiu whs oiueieu 10 serve
a 60-day sentence or pay a fine
of $200 and costs. A road so
tence meted out to Overton dur
ing October for driving without
a license was ordered invoked by
Willie Johnikms, Negro, plead
guilty to a charge of driving on
the wrong side of a highway.
He was ordered to pav a fine
of $25 and costs of court.
Carroll Boyce, charged with
failing to yield a right-of-way,
entered a plea of guilty to the
charge. He was ordered to pay
the court costs and
the court a 300-word theme on
the topic of his traffic, violation
John Elliott,'; Negro, was
found guilty on a charge of lar
ceny. He was given a 30-day
sentence to be suspended upon
payment of a fine of $25 and
costs of court.
Rites Held Sunday
Thomas . Edward Raper, 71,
died last Friday afternoon at
his home in Hertford after an
illness of six' weeks. He was a
lifelong resident of Hertford, the
son of Henry Clay and Chloe
Stafford Raper. He was a mem
ber of Perquimans Lodge No.
106, A. F. & A. M., and Sudan
Temple. He served for many
years as justice of the peace' in
this community. i ;
' Surviving are his wife,', Mrs.
Annie Davis Raper; one daugh
ter, Mrs. D. A.. Sutton of War
For Thomas Raner
wick, Va.; one' brother, H. C.
Raper of Norfolk) one; sister,
Mrs.. George Keni of Massape
qua, .New v York; , three grand
children and several nieces and
nephews. ' -' .
Masonic funeral rites were
conducted at Hhe graveside in
Cedarwood Cemetery Sunday af
ternoon at 3:45 o'clock. The
Rev. Janies O. Mattox officiated.
Pallbearers were , members of
the Perquimans Lodge.
BUY TB SEALS KOWt a
Tax Listing Made
County Schools Closed
For Annual Holidays
I Ppriinmani! rVmnf.. C..1 .1.,
terminate on Thursday mornina.
' ,' January 2, it was reported by J.
T. Biggers, superintendent. The
vacation actually accounts for
nine school days and is in line
with Hie schedule of vacations
adopted by the Board of Educa
tion last fall.
Presented At PTA
Tht PTA (,f tlle Hertford
Grammar School met. Thursday
night, December 12, in the au-
ditonum of the school for its
The seventh grade of the
! scho1 under
the direction of
Miss Thelma Elliott, Mrs. John
Costen and Mrs. Georgia Roberts
presented a play entitled ''What
Is Christmas?" Between - the
scenes of the play, two piano se
lections were played by Carolyn
White. Diano student of Mrs.
Roberti. ' "- w. - n -
The meeting was then turned
over to Mrs. R. S. Mond
president of the PTA, who pre-
I Crlf.iH fiVPi- thn. HtitMrwic..- eianir
Carroll Williams, the finance
chairmnn, gave a final report on
i " '
the newspaper drive, which vas
the most successful drive con
ducted by the PTA.
Mrs, Joe Tovve White report
ed that. T-shirts and jackets
would be on sale at the school
in an effort to raise more
money for the PTA.
Miss Thelma Elliott gave a re-
nrtr-4 ,n tlir. Pr......., t nunf..,.
by the Christmas holidays.
A cup in. memory of Miss'this list 'ready will save. rnnsiH.'
Sally McMullan, who taught in!
schools for 25
pears- was presented to the PTA
by Miss Thelma Elliott. The
cup was given in memory of her.
sister by Mrs. B. G. Koonce.
The seventh grade won the at
tendance prize for the evening.
At the conclusion of the busi
ness meeting a coffee hour was
enjoyed by the members.
The Perquimans County Li-
brary Board announces that the
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library will be closed on Tues-
aay, uecemDer is, inrougn r ri- (
day, December 27, for the Christ-1
nias holidays and closed on New
Year's Day. Patrons are asked
to borrow from the library ear
lier the reading material they
will need during those days the
library will be closed.
; The library has received num
erous books recently as gifts.
The Spectacle of Sports, The
Face of America, and Outdoor
Life's Gallery of North Ameri
can Game have been given as
memorial books. The Camellia
Year Book is the gift to the li
brary by Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Dozier. The Plays of Shakes
peare in eight volumes and the
complete works of Edgar Allen
Poe are gifts from Mrs. Nathan
Toms of Petersburg.
Other gifts include Century
Magazine's four volumes on The
Battles and Leaders of the Civil
War, which is a very valuable
addition to . the ; history ; collec
tion, and eight other noteworthy
books dealing with American
Perquimans County Commis
sioners met in special session
here last Monday with county
ax listers for the purpose of is
suing supplies and giving in
structions to the listers in con
nection with the annual job of
listing property for taxes, which
will begin January 2.
In addition to the Commission
ers attending the meeting were
Tax Supervisor Julian C. Powell
and List Takers Julian Long,
Percy Rogerson, Bell Proctor,
Carson Spivey and Mrs. T. C.
Perry. Instructions on the ioh
; of listing property, as drawn and
recommended by the Institute of
Government, were outlined to
the list takers and these were
supplemented bv recommenda
tions by members of the County
A. T. Lane, chairman of the
board, cautioned the list takers
to use care in preparing the
property list, pointing out the
importance of the duties and the
necessity for an accurate listing
ot all property within the coun
ty. Tax listing staiis on the sec
ond day of January and all
property owners must list prop
erly for 1958 un ier penalty of
the law. Failure to list property
by January'31 'is" a violation of
the law and makes the property
owner subject to a penalty for
late listing and court action or
A schedule setting forth dates
and places at which list takers
will work during the month will
be published in this newspaper
dur.ng January . and property
owners are urged to take notice
of this schedule and list prop
As in the past, the list takers
will also take the 1957 farm cen
sus, and farmers are urged to
j ....... -m. 1,1 v aiju i:iu.i:s (JI u-
iduced dunne the year. ITnvinw
erable time for both the farmpr
anA r,t Qt0. '
Caused By Fire
j Fires last Thursday night and
early Friday morning caused
nrnnni-lu Incc in aw.r..-.. p o nnn
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, ... , , ....
local firemen who fought the
The excessive cold wave which
struck here last Wednesday
night, firemen believe, led to
conditions usually causing fires.
Thursday night about 7 o'clock
the department was called to the
home of G. Wilson Fel tori, Ne
gro, and , extinguished a blaze
which caused an estimated $700
to $1,000 loss.
At about 1:45 A. . M. Friday
the firemen were called to the
home of W. J. Kanoy, where a
fire had started in the furnace
room of the home. The fire
gained headway quickly and fire
men fought the stubborn blaze
for some time before bringing it
under control. : . ; -: :X V
The fire destroyed the furnace
room and its contents, a bedroom
and all contents and. the kitchen
and fixtures and caused consid
erable damage to the remainder
of the home. Smoke caused by'
the blaze was excessive and re
sulted in additional damage to
the home, furniture and cloth
ing. ;., .