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:me XXV. Number 6.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 7, 1958
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.ather. conditions vduring the
ustrt two weeks have slowed
iown work progress at the Har
vey' ', Point .Air Facility, it was
learned this week from a' source
connected .with the construction
lA'n engaged in installing a
bulkhead at the base.
I lAccording to a report mades-to
.this reporter, it is now esti-
tated that the ' firm will not
H into -' full scale operations
mal' about March -1, and there
fore ,. wilt' not be in the market
.for, laborers prior to that date.
, Plans formulated by town and
county officials for - holdingM
round-breaking ' ceremony ?; at
tile ;,site have been taken over
bjt. the -.Navy Department and
no further word has 'been re-1
ceiCed concerning the proposed
ceremony. Usually, the ' Navy
Joesf- not ' conduct such cere
Imoaies; in starting a project but
doeithold opening ceremonies at
Ja time when, a, base is commis
j Meanwhile, reports , . from
Washington and Baltimore indi
cate Ihe Navy is highly pleased
over 1 tests made of the Martin
3eaMaster plane, scheduled for
-ring' based at . Harvey Point.
The. plane- has been undergoing
tests for the past two weeks
d is proving to be a striking
weapon of great versatility.
A Baltimore report stated the
'avy's 1959 budget calls for! ad
'"' al SeaMaster planes- to the
jw on' order but .'the exact
n ,er for future order is secret
' action has been taken by
.i.,ne Report quoted -Vice'Btoant Eiire, GTE. Johnson? Richl
..jmirai w. v. tiavis asv stating;
Ihe plane is, developed primarily
as a mine-laying aircraft but also
will be used to strike at enemy
submarines. ... Continued on Page Six
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The. Perquimans Indians' di
.vld . conference, basketball
;,artng Ahoskie ori Friday riight
and losing to Tarra. Tuesday,
rcht - m
- Playirig. qn" vt'j ;jeir. ; 'bet
games of the yearvthe Indians
io.''peU over the AKoskie boy?
l3am rbya score , f 38,;to'4 j pf-
t ,r leading throughout? the tn-'
t V. Beverly . Tucker, Scoring 14
j, "s led the , . Indian attack,
wi. h started fast, gaining Per
qu. atis a 16-10 lead at the first
qur ter." ' Half time score was
F imans 31, Ahoskie 16.
C : Ferry used his reserves
c-...iig most of the second half
f .d only in the final period was
'.oskie abTe to match the In
T i the preliminary game the
iiimans Squaws won a 43
. wictory over , the Ahoskie
," Phyllis Bagley canned 22
' -for Perquimans and Le
i Coegan scored a total of
; i ! J; was high scorer for
i i rls with 16. , ..
" '.s t- 'c an ,8-8 lead in
;i.t quarter.-but. the score
t-i up at the half ,13-all.
s ' j came back1 , in the third
' lead by foup'.poi-ts,
T '.uimans girls srt-
hoop, to s'nk 16
rial period while
. ninht the Per-
- .s team Dy
' Fierce all
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Details Given On
Trailer Court Law
Mayor V. N. Darden, who also
serves . as chairman of the Dis
trict Board of Health, today is
sued, an explanation concerning
the : health department's trailer
. Individuals, ,. Mayor Darden
stated) who desire to install one
trailer on a lot may secure au
thority from . town superinten
dent F. T. Britt, but the ordi
nance requires the securement
of a permit from the Health
Department in the event more
than one trailer is to be locat
ed on the same lot. Under the
terms of the ordinance two or
more trailers comprise a trailer
court which must meet the re
quirements of the department's
ordinance. . ;
Jurors Drawn For
A special venire of 40 jurors
irom Perquimans County was
drawn during the meeting of the
Board of Commissioners last Mon
day for service at a special term
of Superior Court to be conduct
ed here during the month of
Marchi. The court will convene
for the purpose of hearing civil
Drawn for jury service at this
special term were Lyndon White;
Dillard Ward, tester Keel, Cecil
ard Mathews,,' Hurley . Hofler,
Charles E; White,"'Ci P.' Morris,
Oliver Elliott, W. Rupert, Banks,
E. T. 'Phillips, Frank' Tynch. Wil-
night i and meeting , Plymouth
here next Tuesday The basket
ball season1 w.ill close the follow
ing veel? with the ' ann'uar eon
Accelerated use of the Stalk an-ti-Polio
vaccine to further preven
tion of polio during -the coming
season is being urged by Chas.
F, Carroll, superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, in a communica
tion sent to all local school super,
intendents this Week. -
In his letter-Mr. Carroll stat
ed: ' ' -;
"Dr. J. W. Roy Norton, State
Health Director; advises me that
through January 18, 1959 69.5
of those in the eligible 'age group
(persons under1 20 years of age in
the 1950 census1 plus ' expectant
mothers of all ages) haVe receiv-
hed ' .pne, inocuia'tion of Salk "vac
cine; 60.7 have received- two
inoculations; and only 43.1 nave
received the complete series. As
you know, it 4s"generally under"-'
stood that"one'!third 'Of the'.'vac-
cine series does little good; two
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iiiucuiauonu pruviue cuauiueiuuic
protection; and three give the
fullest possible protection.
" ' n points out that it
J 1 1 ' i to give the full
s I'-'jrs the
a i...m'..s for"
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"TirKING TOGETHER Having a high ball In West Berlin, the Bragazzi brothers bounce
;. around on their pogo iticks, decorated with U.S. cartoon characters. , The Italian clowns were
an-act in the once-traditional "Men, Beats and Sensations" circus show resumed for the first time
; i Jn years at the rebuilt Deutschlandhalle. '
! riiit liif-iit ?
following a successful launch
ing of a .U. 'S: Satellite, Russia
renewed its request for "summit
talks" during the past week but
Washington appears to be hold
ing firm to its position ' "situa
tion talks" must begin at lower
levels and develop into concrete
peace proposals for decision by
the heads of the government, v
State . tax collections for the
month of January showed a de
cline as compared to the same
month last . year, - it was . report-
) ed from .Raleigh ' Wednesday,
giving luuitauon me eirecis oi
the" business, down . trend has
been' felt ( throughout North
Carolina . r - -
The U. S( rArmy, pleased With
the' results of . launching the first
U. satellite, is making plans
fof the launching of a much big
ger ''(hjofln". . later this week. ; A
report from Washington says
the Army hopes to send up a
satellite weighing some 700
pounds . which would be so
equipped as to provide informa
tion about outer ' space not now
More than' $1.4 billion dollars
were approved this week by the
U. S. Senate for spending to en
large the nation's Irfliisile?
gram and other defense; plans.
Like the House, members of the
Senate adopted the money plan
byi unanimous vote.1 '
Storms buffeted ' both ' coasts
early , this week, ' hurling rain,
sn,ow and sleet' as high winds
raged over; wide areas. Florida
was hard hit with freezing tem
peratures -and weather conditions
caused the death of six persons.
Schools ' in many areas were
closed due to . weather condi
tions in the communities.
New Jewelry Store
Opens In Hertford
; Another new1 business , will
open in Hertford today, accord
ing to an announcement made
by Mrs. Lelia, Ricks, owner of
the Hertford Jewelers, located in
the old Hertford Bank, building
at the corner '. p Church, and
Market Streets,,-. . i ,f;
' The hew store under, the man
agement pf-J&enr Lewis, will
cany - a completestock,, of ,jew-i
elry and ,w,iU,.,dp all, types of
watch' and jewelry .repaid . ,
Bonr.er Candidate ,
For Re-election y '
Congressman Herbert C. Bon
ner, late last Thursday, announc
ed his intentions to seek re-election
to represent the First Con
gressional ' District in - Congress.
Mr. Bonner filed his candidacy
with the State Board of v Elections
and will seek the nomination in
t' e r "-ratic primary May 31.
Civic Clubs Back
Red Cross Chapter
; First steps toward reorganiza
tion of the Perquimans County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross were taken here last Tues
day night when some 25. repre
sentatives of county civic tlubs
met at the Municipal Building in
conference with Glenn Brozier
and Mrs. George Seaborn, area
representatives for the Red
MpcK t fhusfsm,' va3 "'shdwff
for an active Red Cross chap
ter and. plans were developed
aimed : toward the rebuilding of
an organization to maintain the
Red " Cross services within Per
quimans County. --...
After , some .i,disoussion over
ways . and means tor build fc,'
strong organization the group
elected a 10-man board of direc-i
tors to head up the local Red
Cross Chapter. This .,. board,
named for staggered terms of
one and two years, is composed
of R. L. Spivey, temporary
chairman, and Marvin Caddy,
New Hope Township; Claude
Williams ; and J. C. Morgan,
Parkville Township; Clinton
Winslow and Joe Nowell, Belvi
deijej iTMiship; T. R. Kirby and
Roy i !-'S'. i Chappell, Sr., Bethel ,
Township and W. A. White and
Mrs. James E. Newby, Hertford
,t This Board of Directors was
empowered- to select the chapter
officers which will 1 include a
chairman, vice . chairman, secretary-treasurer,
chairman, home service officer
and a number of committee
chairmanships. - .
Directors for each township
will be responsible for securing
a township Red Cross campaign
chairman who will aid in the di
rection of the annual fund drive
which will be conducted during
The Board of Directors will
meet again next Monday night at
8 o'clock in the Court House, at '
which time final organiation of
zthe chapter will be completed.
It was announced by Mr. Bro
zier the Red Cross fund quota
for Perquimans County for 1958
will be $1,358." Of this amount
$565 will be used by the local
chapter Jfor promotion of the
uiuuu program, iiome service,
first aid and-other miscellaneous
activities of, the' chapter. "'.The
1-remaihing' $893 tie the'! county's-
fair share of the national bud
get 'requirements of $44,000,000.
; Records revealed "by Mr. 'Broz-
Opens In Hertford
A new business opened in
Hertford last Friday, when Bill
Griff inj of Belhaven, began op
eration of his seafood market,
located at Market , and West
Academy Streets in ' the C. E,
jounced he- will,earry a -comi
' Jr- cf if - H ,f ii-
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ier showed Perquimans County
ranks high in this district in fund
support for the Red Cross dur
ing the past 10 years, but sup
port given toward the blood pro
gram has much room for improve
It. was the opinion of the club
representatives attending the
neeting on Monday night that
Perquimans County certainly is
itfiked of" the "services rehdefrfguiity to a charge of driving
ea Dy tne ttea tross ana it .is
their hope the chapter will be re
organized into a strong county
wide, unit supported by all of the
people of the county.
Honor Roll Lists
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Fifty-four students at Perquim
ans High School were listed ion
the school's honor roll at the close
of the third grading period, it
was announced by E. C; Woodard,
principal of the school.
Honor students were:
Eighth Grade: Pete Cook, Emi
ly Hurdle Frank Ainsle'y, Frank
lin McGoogan, Alton Daniels,
Wade Morgan, Edward Mathews,
Michael Stoltz, Frank Mansfield,
Jimmy White, Paige Ann Chap
pell, Brenda Smith, Paula1 Stoltz.
Ninth Grade: Kathryn Bon
ner, Linda Bass, J. D. HollowelJ;
Hubert Burden, Phyllis Hendren,
Jean Copeland, Diane Hollowell.
Tenth Gride: Jack Brinn, Wil
lis Williams, Katherine Sawyer,
Betsy Stallings, Wayne Howell,
Lionel Haste, Preston Winslow
Becky Burton, Linda Lou Elliott,
Carolyn White, Pauline Baccus,
Jo Ann Cartwright, Clay Stokes.
Eleventh Grade: Letitia Mc
Googan, ; Beverly Tucker, Ray
Winslow, Vickie Johnson, Carlyn
Lewjs Edith Spruill
Twelfth Grade: Aubrey Bac
cus, Tommy Mathews, Jake My
ers,' Richard Wheeler, Janice
Chappell, Jean Edwards, Alma G.
Price, .-Jane' Keel, Rachael Spi
vey, Iris Wilder, Dan Winslow,
Patsy -Elliott, Lois Hurdle, Kay
Mathews, Beth Skinner.
Mrs; Jesse I. Harris V
Chairman Heart Fund
Plans ate now being made for
the annual Heart Fund Drive to
be1 conducted in - Perquimans
County on Sunday, February 23,
it was - announced today by Mrs.
Jesse Lee Harris, who has -accepted
the chairmanship of the
campaign for 1958.
Mrs. Harris stated volunteer
solicitors are now being secured
to conduct a house to house can-
vass . foe funds during the one
day drive. , . V
( T.i -llocaI clrive. wil be part; of
: "tionwiie Heart Fund cam-1
.'" :'" r ey to be used
A varied docket of 12 cases
was disposed of during Tues
day's term of Perquimans Re
corder's Court, presided over by
Judge Chas. E. Johnson.
Willie Taylor, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading
guilty to charges of improper
Victor Cash submitted to a
charge of failing to observe ( a
stop sign and paid the costs of
.. Kimmy Lee was fined $10 and
costs after pleading . guilty to
driving with insufficient brakes.
Louis Eason,, Negro, was or
dered to pay the court costs af
ter submitting to a charge of
George Whitehurst and Clin
ton Riddick, Negroes, entered
pleas of guilty to charges of
larceny. Each was given a 60
day road sentence to -be sus
pended upon payment of fines
j of $100 and costs of court.
! Leroy Lightfoot, Negro, who
I was charged with larceny and
receiving stolen goods, was re
leased when the Court allowed
a motion for a non-suit of the
Cecil Parrish was fined $25
and costs after he entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of
Egalie Phillips, Negro, was
ordered , to pay the . court costs
after submitting to a charge of
failing to observe a stop sign.
A fine of $10 and costs were
taxed against Julius Ferebee,
who entered a plea of guilty to
i charge of improper passing of
i motor vehicle.
John Brabble entered a plea of
Irunk. He was ordered to pay a
fine of $100 and costs of court.
Roosevelt Felton, Negro, who
was charged with improper
ights, failed to appear .in court
o answer the charges and he was
irdered ; held on $50 bonds for
.he next court: term.
Willie Saunders, ordered to
write the theme on the subject
if school bus drivers, after be
ng charged with improper pass
ing, was ordered to rewrite the
.heme . submitted, making cor
rections in errors in spelling and
Line Coach Robert Bossons of
Duke University was the head
line speaker at the annual ban
quet of the Perquimans Mono
gram Club, held Thursday night
of this week in the school cafe
teria, Some 90 members of the club
and their guests attended the bar
becue chicken dinner preceding a
short talk by Coach Bossons af
ter which a film on sports was
Johnny Miller, club president,
acted as master of ceremonies
and Beverly. Tucker is secretary
of the club. '
Nine county residents, repre- f
senting . the Bethel and Durants
Neck Ruritan Clubs were in
New Orleans, La, last week at
tending the ' Ruritan National
Convention.. ? Representing the
Bethel Club were John T. Big
gers, Warner Madre and Philip
Quidley, while Garland Baker,
Dick , Brewer, Marvin Caddy,
Carson , Spivey, Ernest Sutton
and R. L. Spivey represented
the Durants Neck Club. ' '
During the convention John T.
Biggers was installed as Gover
nor of the Albemarle District
for Ruritan International. '
From all reports the local
delegates had a wonderful time
while, at the convention and
heard a number of outstanding
speakers, ; including Bob Feller,
Ezra Taft Benson, James Arring-
n and Robert Richardson
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' The 'Saiftt Catherine Auxiliary
of the Hertford Episcopa'l Church
will hold a bake sale Saturday,!
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B oard i Postpones
Contributions to the Perquim
ans March of Dimes drive reach
ed a total of $246.72 as of last
Saturday, it was reported this
week by Henry C. Sullivan, treas
urer lor the campaign. Addition
al contributions have been report
ed during the early part of this
week but the totals have not yet
Officials of the County Polic
Committee report the fund drivt
is picking up well within the town
of Hertford but many area?
throughout the county are still
without solicitors and individual:
from these areas are requested t
make contributions direct to Mrs
Edison Harris, drive chairman, oi
to Mr. Sullivan at S and M Phar
macy. Church Census To
De Taken Sunday
A church census will be taken
in HprtforH npvt SnnHav after-
noon between the hours of 2 and
3 o'clock for the purpose of de
termining church preference by
local residents, it was announced
today by the Rev. James A. Au
man, who stated the census is
being sponsored by the Methodist
Baptist and Holy Trinity Episco
Between 50 and 60 workers will
eonduot- the -census and these (participate in the .installation or
workers will meet at the Metho-! communication system for
dist Church Sunday at 2.P. M.,use by the countv re. truck and
for a conference with Mr. Auman, the sheriff's department was
the Rev. James Mattox and the'tabled until the next meeting of ,
Rev. Paul Shultz, prior to start-lthe Board. It was reported
ing the census taking. ! csts of the installation of the
The public is urged to give its! equipment, to the county, would
Continued Pa9 six ! be about f600-- ; '. . 1 .
Call For Payments
Of $124,000 Here
Theclosing date for 1958 acre
age reserve sign-up on cotton
and corn has been moved up to
February 29, 1958, Helene W.
Nixon, Perquimans County ASC
office manager, 'said today.
Also, agreements may not be
withdrawn by producers after
the new February 20 closing
Miss Nixon said that, the
county ASC office had been ad
vised that the unexpectedly
heavy sign-up indicates that de
sired participation may exceed
funds now available for these
commodities The new February
20 closing date will permit an
earlier determination of the
amount of any unused . State
allocation available for transfer
to states where additional funds
The office was notified on
January 17 to stop taking agree
ments under the Cotton Acreage
Reserve. Ninety-four agree
ments had been signed by this
date by Perquimans County pro
ducers agreeing to taek out of
production 329.8 acres of cotton.
Payme.nt , on these agreements
wil lamount to $26,214.49.
Through January 21, the date
the , office, was advised to stop
signing corn agreements, 130
agreements had - been signed
agreeing to take out of produc
tion 2,172.4 acres of corn. Pay
ment on these agreements will
amount to $97,795.20.
Any producer desiring to with,
draw his agreement may do . so
by filing a written request by
February 20, 1958.
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' Mr. and Mrs.. Noah Reed Felton.
announce the birth of a daugh-'
ter, Judith Darlene. born Friday.
January f,.t the Al'-wrlo
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Commissioners" for Perquim
ans County, meeting here in
regular session last Monday,
voted to postpone action on re
valuation of real property with
in the county until 1959. The
action was taken following a
.engthy discussion on the pros
and cons pertaining to equaliza
tion of values on real estate sit
uated within the county.
In the absence of Chairman A.
r. Lane, the board meeting was
.onducted by Commissioner R.
Other action taken by the
3oard during its meeting in
luded the voting of the sum of
300 for repairing the recently
.cquired water tanker for usf
y the Fire Department.
Approval was voted to change
he heating system in the Court
rlouse to provida additional heat
n the vaults in the offices of
he clerk of court and register
Monday, March 17, was set an
the date for a special meeting
ol the Board to act as a Board
of Equalization and Review of
property listed for taxes in 1958.
The Commissioners went on
ecord requesting the Slate
! 3'fihway Commission to paint a
enter line on the Beech Springs
oad from the Center Hill road
o Belvidere, to provide addi
ional safety for motorists trav
eling this highway.
No action was taken by the
Board on a beer application
submitted by Altama Redmon.
A proposal that the county
Car License Sales
Lagging As Display
Date Draws Near
State Motor Vehicles Commis
sioner Edward Scheidt fears that
around the middle of February
there will be long lines of grumb
ling motorists, wasting hundreds
of thousands of man hours, to be
found all over North Carolina.
"That's what is going to happen,"
he said, "unless there is a mark
ed increase in the present rate of
license plates sales."
There are two f actors respon
sible for the Commissioner's wor
ry. First, this year it takes long
er to buy a license plate than
ever before. Second, the sales to
date are behind those of last year.
North Carolina's new automO-
bile liability insurance law is be
lieved responsible in part both
for the additional time required
to process a license application
and for the postponement of many
license purchases. The car own -er
who has not been carrying ail-;:
tomobile liability insurance in the .:
past, but now must have it in,
order to buy his license, is likely ';
to be among the last to get his '
1958 tag. ,, L
There are around 1,600,000,
North Carolina motor vehicles .
Continued oa Page Five
Hertford PTA To :';
Meet Next Thursday ..
, The PTA of the Hertford Gram-!
mar ocnooi wiu noia us reoru-v
ary meeting next Thursday night,
February 13at the school begin-
mar School will hold its Febru-"
ning at 8 o'clock. All -members
of t' e r . ?re ur-"d to, be pres-
r r- ' - t ' " F 1 " 1