PEMU IH1 W EEKLY
7XXV. Number 1.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 3, 1958
y 5 Cents Per Copy.
Preparing To Start
THE OLD WALL CAME
Eton England' famed public-school, .for the annual -wall g.-mie," played on &t. Andrews Day.
Their opponent; are called the Oppidans. No goal was scored and this was in keeping with
tradition becaJse there hfesn't been a goal since 1909. Object of the game is to work a ball
along a wall in the campus into one of two goals, which are known as "good calx" and "bad
ialx.'V- No one knows why they arc called this, but then the wall same is a mystifying affair..
e Listed During
' Tax 'listers
for r Perquimans
this week, the
task 'of listin
taxfation, it was ' an-
today . by : Julian C. '
Powell, j County Tax Supervise
County tax listers for the va
rious townships ..are Julian'
Long. Bethel; Pcy Rogerson,
Hertford; ilrs. Belle Proctor,
- Parkvijffe; Mrs. T. C Perry, Bel
videre; and( Carson Spivey, ftew
i ' ; ihe"taxi listers win -carry out
the duties of their office under
instructions issued them by the
L Board oil County Commissioners
(in Decelnber 16. , p . . i
The tax lister's ' job will run
through' the month of January
tnd f all property . owners must
list their property by January
31, otherwise there is a penalty
41, uiuciwiae iiiuic j a jjcnaitjr
of one dollar for the late listing.
Schedules for tax listers are
being ' published - this week and
property owners are urged to
l(st early In order to .avoid the
usual last minute rush. . :
! j There are few changes in the
listing regulations and the tax
rate for the property listed this
month will be set by the Board
Si its meeting in July.
; In addition to taking the
property list, the workers will
also take a farm census. Farm
ers are urged to prepare lists in
advance - and to assist list tak
er; irt the taking' of. the census.
. jThe ' Perquimans County Li
brary has tedded a number of
new i books during the , past
week. Many of these are al
ready on the ' "best seller" list
. and, others will be "equally pop-
to'.nlnr with readers.'
L T.bnrlinff thp . non-firtinn list
' are:'' Peter Freuchen's Book , of
.- the iSeven Seas; Catherine' Mar
X shales personal story, "To Live
M Again"; . "A . Rare Pattern" by
Lucy .Phillips Russell, a North
; Carolinian; Alarms and Diver
sions a ; collection of Thurber's
best writings, and ' Robert
Smiths "Where Did You Go?"
.NeUr.".' fiction includes: ; The
Sound! of Thunder by Taylor
' Caldwell; The Scent of Cloves
by Lofts; Old Pines and other
stories ty James Boyd; Mrs.
Daffodil by Taber; v. The Map
" maker' by. Slaughter; The Gra
cious' Lily Affair by Van Wyck,
Mason J . The ' World ' of Suzie'
Wong by Richard Mason; A
Death Un the family by Agee;
The Doctor's Husband by Sei
fert and three ;,new mysteries
ty John Dickson Carr and Bret
. ' .y.'-.v.i.'
r books for young people
' "iren are: The' BlaCk
i Mystery,' The Bound
ty's gpace snip and;
;. Charles Dickey,
, 2 S Hyde Park, an-
.a i i ?! i" i' j-iiter,
I ' y, Ce-
" e C! . Hos-
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HI "ii t - ii mii ii riin ii iiniri-n rmfirnw mmmm Ttftmr itm
Striped and ready Ipr battle, the Collegers stride onto, the field at
ary For Taxes
. President Eisenhower ' is . ex
pected to present a record peace
time budget :. for the . coming
fiscal year ' to the Congress
wihich convenes next week.' A
Washington report said' while
the proposed spending will reach
a new high, the off icials claim
the budget will be in balance.
quire greater expenditures dur
ing' the year than the present
rate of outlay.
Among proposals expected to
Ya ' nrBontpil tn Ctn rrrfwie fnt
f - v"
J adoption will be an, "aid to edu -
cation" plan calling for some
. 10,000 scholarships to be granted
students of the 48 states. ' .This
plan will be aimed at increas
ing the- U. S. pool of scientists.
Costs of the . program, it was
reported, will run about one bil
lion dollars annually. ,
..The African-Asian conference
being held in Cairo toned down
its attacks on the United States
after two nations voiced objec
tions to the conference naming
the U. S. in resolutions pn world
conditions. India's- representa
tive, Dr. Singh, noted the. con
ference had been called anti
West and Communist inspired.
NATO's plan for negotiation's
with the Russians will be press
ed during the coming months of
1958, reports from ' Washington
point out. However, the success
of the efforts will depend on
the attitude assumed by Russia,
now pictured holding the top
hand on the diplomatic front. '
Former .'Secretary of Defense
Charles Wilson : this week said
the American people got what
they paid - for in the way of
missiles during 1957. and blamed
the people as much as Congress
for the budget cuts which he
said chopped off money from
the Defense Department , plans
MRS. DOBIE P. TICKEL
. -Funeral services for Mrs. Do
bie Pt TiCkeL 69, mother of Mrs.
Berryman Coleman, of Hertford,
were conducted Sunday afternoon
in the First Christian Church at
Roanoke Rapids by the Rev. L.'H
' ETickef m tn?dlughtertba"uteam!' w P6n
Hawley Pope and widow of Henry
M. ' Tickel. Surviving besides
Mrs, Coleman, are three daugh
ters,' Mrs." Bob Billups, Mrs. J. R.
Adams and Mrs. ; Elizabeth, Davis
of Roanoke Rapids; one son, Lew
is Tickel; one brother, W. H. Pope
of Maitjand,- Fla. Also 14 grand
children and four, great-grandchildren.
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Interment was in ft Roanoke
Rapids cemetery.'.' ... . r .;.'
Given Advice On
By the time this article is
read by the peanut growers, the
iPpannf Pnnnprntiuft iMnrVptino
JlClClVlllg XUlllLa Will UdVC 1 c-
opened and the problems of wet
and damaged peanuts will be
very evident to all of those whe
are trying to sell their crop.
Sine the closing of the mar
kets much thought and effort
has been given to the problerr
of wet and damaged peanuts as
td how best the problem shoulc
be handled. Many ideas have
been advanced but the best,
cheapest and most practical, ac
cording to experiments, is the
separating of the peanuts at the
picker. Once the damaged pea
nuts , have been mixed with the
operation, it is ; impossible to
separate the good from the bad
at ,a later date; therefore, it if
most important that any. separa
tion 'contemplated be done be-
forp nirkintf " Thp fnllnuino
i r -
1 procedure is recommended and
experiments prove its worth.
When the stack is hauled to the
picker, '.remove. .'the pole, fork off
and place in a separate pile the
top 6-inch to 12-inch of the
stack generally . referred to as
the "cap." '
Observe the bottom of the
stack and if mold appears fork
bff a thin layer and place with
the cap " which has been remov
ed. Then; the stack has been
cleaned up and can be picked.
This procedure should be fol
lowed . without interruption,
picking the good portion of the
crop', f until i ', the caps and ;" the
skirts which have been for&ed
off accumulate a pile big enough
to begin interfering with the
picker operation. When this
condition occurs,1 allow the:pick
er to , clean itself of the good
peanuts and then begin picking
the cap and skirt pile. The pea
nut bags ' from this operation
should be marked and kept sep
arate so that they can be graded
and handled separately from the
good peanuts. 7 v . i ? - v
There are two important rea
sons for following this proced
ure: (1) the seed supply should
come from the area within the'
stack which has not been sub
jected r to the freeze, as peanuts
from the straight run picking of
the stack indicated that they
are" only., about 60 value for
seed, whereas the peanuts pick
ed from the center pf the capped
stack .indicate ' that ' they . are
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Indians And Squaws
Perquimans High School bas-
day night of this week when
the' local teams will meet the
teams, from Williamston . High
School on the Hertford couri :-'
tGame time, for the ghls' con
test will be 7 o'cloqk with the
boys', game to. follow. '
Next Tuesday . night the In
dians and Squaws will travel , to
Tarboro- and on January 10 will
play the Ahoskie eager; in Hert
ford. ' . r , .
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An economic shot-in-the-arm
for Hertford and the surround
ing area appeared a certainty
jfor the start of the new year, it
was learned by your home: a warned as work progresses
newspaper Wednesday, when E. iduring the coming spring and
L. Rose, superintendent for the summer. More than $8,000,000
Diamond Construction Company nas DCcn allocated for the base,
advised this reporter his firm which when completed will be
will start moving material -ant: iuscd as n statln for the Martin
eaoinment onto tho tl:irvov Seamaster planes now under
Point Nawv io novt ,i,
start the first phase toward !
reconstruction of the base. j
Mr. T?ORP Will hu Ht (iiirinvin- !
tne project, reprt
tion Company of Savannah, Ga.,
which will install a bulkhead
along the site facing the Per
quimans River and install some
drainage projects on the base.
The superintendent told this
reporter representatives of the
company will arrive in Hert
ford eaMy next week to start
preliminary work in connection
with the engineering plans for
the program and additional men,
material and equipment will be
moved in during the coming
two weeks. Mr. Rose conferred
here Thursday with the Navy
Public Works officials for Har
vey Point, mapping plans for
the activity at the site.
The contract, awarded the
u-amona nrm late last Septenw
ber.with the stipulation that
work would not start prior to
January 1, 1958, calls for an'office and the agent will sue the i
outlay of cash amounting tn , test is run.
Under the terms of the con -
tract, it is understood, the com -
jany' will have 300 davs in
vhich to complete the first phase
TagsrMbw Oh Sale
Cost Additional $ 1
Go Into Effect
Saturday, Feb. 1st
Sheriff J. K. White and Town
Clerk R. C. Elliott remind Hert
ford andv Perquimans County
taxpayers that the tax books for
1957 taxes are in . their hands
tor collection of the taxes. '
Attention is called toxthe fact(each vehicle,
that until February 1 taxes must
be paid at face value. After
February t a penalty' of one per
cent' will be added. Beginning
March 1 another one , per cent
will be added. On and after
April 2, in addition to the. said
2 per cent, one-half of 1 per cent
per month will be added until
the taxes are paid.
Both tax collectors urge tax
payers to pay their taxes before
the penalty goes into effect.
Hugh Robertson of . Winfall,
supervisor for District 1 of the
North Carolina Wildlife Re
sources .Commission, has been
transferred, to District 9, effefc
tive January 1. it was announc
ed today by, Clyde Patton, exe
cutive director of the commis
;, Howard Wooten of Canton,- ,15
miles wet' of Asheville in "Hay
wood CouWty," will succeed' Rob
ertson'' as supervisor , of District
ii He currently is holding the
position to which Robertson ' will
soon move, a
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT v
Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Inman of
Norfolk, Va., announce the birth
of a fourth son born Sunday, De
cember 29, 6t Leigh Memorial
Hospital in Norfolk. Mrs. Inman
is the former Miss Lila Budd Ste
phens. , I. . ;
flf lhe reconstruction of Harvey
contracts for Hie
'base, it is expected, will be
Tests On Peanuts
Farmers saving peanuts for
seed for 1958 planting should
have these peanuts germinated
to be sure they are worth
planting, this was the advice
given out Wednesday by R. M.
Thompson, County Farm Agent.
To make quick checks on ger
mination, the N. C. Department
of Aericulture in eooneratinn I
with the Extension Service will
run free tests of these prospec-
Mr. Thompson slated farmers
; desiring' to secure this free gcr-
minanon check on peanuts .
should bring one pint of the
I shelled peanuts to the agent's
Local Agent Office
to.test is run. J
i Peanuts should be in the I
'hands of the farm agent by
1 January 10, since these tests
will be run only for a period of
; about eight days.
Automobile license plates for
1958 went on sale Tuesday morn
ing of this week at the Caro
lina Motor Club office located
at 102 East Water Street in
Edenton and at some 80 other
offices of the Carolina Motor
Club throughout the State, as
well as at the Department of
Motor Vehicles in Raleigh.
Application cards have been
mailed to all owners and must
be presented on applying for the
new license tags. Only one li
cense plate will be sold in 1958
to be attached to the 'rear-of
No special num-
i bers may be reserved for any
one, according to the ruling of
the . Department . of -Motor Ve
hicles. A couple of new regulations
in effect this year affect-
ing owners of motor vehicles
and these must be observed be
fore tags will be issued.
Annltnantc tnf Qutri rtlntoe
will nav an additional St'no tnrry 7, it was reported here to-
money going to establish ex
tended driver education courses
for public high school students.
This fee was approved by the
General Assembly and applies
to all tags costing $10 or more.
.,. Individuals applying for 1958
car tags must also present their
FS-1' certificate showing that
they carry liability insurance on
the motor vehicle' and that the
insurance is in force. 'This law
was adopted during the past ses
sion of the Legislature ' and is
now in effect.
; Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Hollowell
of Micro visited their parents
here during the holidays prior to
leaving ' for Lafayette,' Indiana,
Where Mr. Hollowell represent
ed his church, which is in the
Goldsboro District,- at a Christ
mas meeting conducted -at Pur
due University. . ' ' ' ' , ,
r BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
Mr. and Mr Calvin Banks of
Chen v Point announce the 'birth
of a daughter. Susan Rebecca..
born ; December 13, at Cherry
Point hospital.' C - - . '
thpii tnefs this vpar with thpiy
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"I'LL TAKE THAT ONE!" Four-year-old J;!uiiiit Hose tells I.t. Knlph Hlaiuhani th;it
he wants to buy one of the four surplus Mars" flying bonis that the Navy is trying to sell at
Alameda, Calif. Originally costing about two million dollars each, the Navy feels it will be
lucky to .get 7 to 10 per cent back. Want to buy one'.' Bids rue still open.
Building And Loan
During Past Year
for savings and a
Sage money market, HerU'ord
Building and Loan Association
enjoyed one of its bust years
rlnrine lf)57 and had substantial
" f, . 7 , ' -V
ed by A. W. Hefren, president
of the association.
Among the highlights, ot the
Her'1o, d Buildin alld Loan As"
Net savings increased - by $10.-
930 in 1957, bringing total sav
ings to a new high of $163,564.00.
The number of shareholders
holding serial shares and full
paid stock increased during the
past year. i-
The association's shareholders j
received a total of S5,2b.)2 in
dividends during the year and
the association during Novemhe'
raised dividend rates on full
paid stock to 3'- per cent an
nually. During the year a total ol
$50,300.00 in home mortgage
loans were added to the associa-;
tion's loan portfolio, bringing j
outstanding loans at the close !
of the year to a total of $175,-
Reserves Were increased tolAtchcson of Alexandria, Va.:
$14,000.00 for contingencies and j two sons, Capt. Paul Clarke of
to $5,687.07 for reserve' for ma-; California, and Randolph Clarke
turity of serial shares in the as-I of Roanoke, Va.: two sisters.
Masons To Install
New Officers At
Off icers . elected last month to
head the Perquimans Lodge No.
106, A. F. & A. M., will be in
' stalled at services in the lodge
'rooms on Tuesday night. Janu-
Elective officers to be in
stalled 'are Russell C. Baker,
master; Cecil E. Winslow, senior
warden; Jack Symons, junior
warden; James S. McNider, Jr.,
secretary, and John Decker,
Appointive officers named by
the incoming master will be
Jarvis Ward, senior deacon;
Charles Brewer, junior deacon;
Hazel Jackson and R. C. Holt,
stewards; Charles F. Murray,
chaplain, - and David Trueblood,
tyler. , , , , ... ,'
All' members of the lodge- are
urged to attend the installation
services and visiting Masons-are
invited to attend.
Meet Next Monday
The Board of Commissioners
for Perquimans County will
hold its January meeting next
Monday in the Court House, be
ginning at 10 A. M.' Persons de-
siring to confer with the Bpard
are requested to note time .and
flace of the meeting. t -
Docket Listed 21
Cases On Tuesday
Conducted For Mrs.
Celeste W. Clarke
Funeral services for Mrs. Ce
este Wilkerson Clarke. (16. x
former resident of Hertford, wlie.
died Tuesday. December 24, in
i nursing home in Alexandria
Va.. following a lingering ill
ness, were held Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock in the Hert
ford Methodist Church by the
Rev., James, A. Aumun. .pastor..
The church choir sang "How
Kirm a Foundation" and "Abide
With Me," accompanied by Mis
Kate Blanchard, organist.
The casket was covered with
pall of pink carnations and
She was the widow of the
Rev. Randolph Thornton Clarke.
She is survived bv four
Mrs. Mary C. Wins
Florida: Mrs. Rose
of Portsmouth. Va.;
Mrs. Bess Morhess of Washing-'hfcks.
Ion, D. C, and Mrs. Virginia! Hun
Mrs. Jean Stevens of Newport
News, ,Va and Mrs. Anne Gray
of Richmond, Va.: one brother.
Hoge Wilkerson of Newport
News, Va.: 15 grandchildren and
Pallbearers were Dr. C. A.
; Davenport, R. M. Riddick. Ein
mett Winslow, Julian Winslow,
Clarke Stokes, Henry Stokes, Jr.
Burial was in
Slight Damages In
Unidentified drivers of
pickup truck and a tractor trail- sentence.
er truck escaped with slight j Costs of court were taxed
injuries at 11:30 A. M. Tuesday - against John Rolfe, who sub
one mile south of here when mined to charges of failing to
the pickup attempted to make a ' pay a' board and room bill,
turn as the larger vehicle was. Leon Etheridge, Negro, paid
attempting to pass. ! the costs of court on a charge
The large truck was 'carry-Jot improper parking. He plead
ing a 15-ton load, according to1 cd guilty to the charge.
reports," when it attempted
pass the pickup at a point im
mediately north of Glenn's
Place. As the pickup started to
make a left turn, the tractor
trailer took to the. left through
a large paved area in front of
Glenn's and struck both the
pickup and a 1954 Chevrolet
owned by G. R. Matthews.
Highway Patrolman David ,0.
Williams of Edenton arrived at
the scene shortly before noon to
begin investigation. Damage to
all three vehicles was described
as "considerably small."
Perquimans County schools
resumed regular class schedules
on Thursday morning following
a 10-day Christmas holiday, it
was reported today by J. T. Big
gers, school superintendent. :
Otis Williams, Negro, pleaded
;;uiity in Perquimans Recorder's
Court to a charge of improper
passing on December 16, when
i 'mail truck he was operating
:-U uck a car driven by S. 1).
Banks and then swerved into
lhe Griffin store at Woodville,
causing between 5 and 6 thous
and dollars in damages. Wil
liams was ordered to pay a fine
of 850 and costs.
Other eases listed on the
docket of 1he court for this
week included those of Weslev
Uiydeii and Einmett Elmore,
ach of whom paid the court
osts utter submitting to charges
Costs' nl 'court were taxed
against James Moore. Jr., Ne
gro, Hun n King, Negro, and Paul
niiUi, each of whom entered a
plea ol guilty to failure of ob
serving a stop sign.
Manuel Fenner submitted to a
charge of driving on the lefl.
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L. Gibson was orden
the court costs on
io. paiu a
fine of $25 and
pleading guilty to a charge
driving without a license.
Prayer for judgment was con
tinued in tin' case in which Ce-
fcu Miner enterec a pica ot guil
ty to a charge of f 'ing to dim
Mights on his ear.
I David Dfinpsey, Negro, was
'ordered to pay a fine of $100
, and. costs after pleading guilty
to a charge of driving drunk.
He was also found guiltv on
chaiges of assault with a dead-
Weapon and - carrying a con-
(eealeri weapon. The court or
) clered Dempsey to pay a fine of
S75 Mid costs on these charges
and to remain out of Hertford
for 12 months, from 5 o'clock
Saturdays until fi o'clock Mon-
days, or serve a (i0 day road
Jatha Lilly was taxed with
the court -costs on a charge of
D. M. Trueblood paid the court
costs on a charge of improper,
Court costs were taxed against
James Jordan, Negro, who sub
mitted to a charge' of failing to
give a proper turn signal. 1
George Lovett entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of reck
less driving. He was ordered
to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
Court costs were taxed -against
Betty Shannon, prosecuting wit
ness in the case in which How
ard Jones, Negro, was , charged
Eugene Hassell. Negro, was
ordered to pay a fine of $10 and
costs ' after being found guilty
on a -charge of destroying prop
erty. ' '