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Volume XXV. Number 27.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, 'July 4, 1958.
5 Cents Per Copy;
Darken Says State
it . .
T'TSir, .iffi.: ;!?Arr Pk,
. ;!The , State , Highway - CommU-
iiqn Unfamiliar. With Hertford
views regarding any, possible by
pass to be constructed On U. S.
Highway 17, it was reported by
Mayor,. V, N. Darden who was
questioned .Wednesday as to any
v further developments pertaining
it the State's intentions of build
ing a by .pass around the Town
. ot Hertford. ,
V Mayor Darden pointed out the
Highway Commission has, in
past years, conducted numerous
i surveys of possible routes and in
turn conferred, with local offi
.qials regarding the proposed
vHe stated the present proposed
Construction, according to infor
mation he has received, is pos.
wbly some five years away
v Mayor Darden pointed out that
the official view as to a by-pass
for Hertford is 'negative, but
v since present highway- planning
apparently calls for by-passes for
III. towns, Hertford desires and
wants the same treatment given
other towns, such as . Wiliams
. ton, Windsor and Elizabeth City',
when, by-passes t were Installed
. ih1 these locations.
' $he .'Mayor said he realized
by-passes are a part of present
day .highway planning, but in
sofar .as Hertford is concerned,
he felt the State, in' construct
ing a by -pass here, should not
install the route more than
to one mile from the " present
town limits. ; ' '
. jLocal officials, the mayor said,
are giving much thought' to the
traffic problems now present and
which may arise with the acti
vation of the Harvey Point base
and v art , studying plans and
methods to give Yeltef ;to"the
ever increasing traffic through!
the town. , ' " . ' . ", 1 '.
However,, he continued, v we
,irHP9Qa uy -action propped
r. ... that.-Vill b detrimental to1 the
' future developments the town
ot Hertford.-., V ,
pln&'fcot Ih r'
JIT. if, White;- Hertford Post
. piaster, announced new penalty
rates for postage due on mail
Went into effect Tuesday as! a
major change In postal' pro
cedure'.'' "P" -
The. Postmaster said that un
paid or insufficiently prepaid
mail of ajl glasses is now being
o aed-,for the amount of deflci
.') Aent postage, ' plus a. new, short
paid charge , of five cents, and
, dispatched for . delivery, . . '.v ; .,
' :: The "penalty" ia t charted to
'.either , the sender or the receive
fof the postage-due letter,
White said. .
For PxamnlA it
mailed -with W tw. T
. .postage, the 'addressee1 is -called
On to pay the one cent due, plus
-. , the, .. five-cent short-paid mail
charge. ' .
- If - the ' addressee refuses - to
,...; wep the letter,' it is returned
" " to the sender who must pay the
, ' postage due; plus the extra
.charge. . '
Businesses also are affected by
the short-paid mail charge,
White said, as it applies to cases
. where the addressee has" moved.
A business sending f a two-cent
circular . with forwarding and
, return postage guaranteed to an
undeliverable address ih another
" oity.has .to pay the forwarding
and returning , charge, iplus five
f centftor a total.of nine cents.
The(.new -law. could prove es
' specially Mostly when new postal
rates go into effect August ,1,
.. White saidU .,
, Alsfl effective ;T2siay, ,the
restrictive size and,.1 weight
w.Lmitations .'n air vparcels ,iad
. .(firesnesj : o. ihost overseas mili
, tc post bfficea wre greatly
'LLeruedk s .-.,, rJ
, Parcels for,'; most overseas
Biliary post offices may weish
vt to 70 pounds and: have com-
tli.ti 1, r;tl and girth up 'to
Meet Next Monday ; . ,
The I Board of Commissioners
for Perquimans County will hold
its July meeting next Monday
at 10 A. M. in the Court House.
In addition to other matters ex
pected to be handled during the
meeting, the Commissioners will
approve final action in the 1959
Congress cleared the way this
week for. Alaska to be admitted
to the, United States, as the 49th
State of the Union, when' the
Senate , voted, adoption- of
House approved bill. Only the
formalities remain, the .: Presi.
dential signature to the bill, and
acceptance by the people Of Alas
ka. .On Wednesday, adminizstra
tion , officials called on Congress
to grant' Hawaii the statehood
voted for Alaska.
The - State : Department - an
nounced Wednesday; it is work
ing hard for release of some, 60
Americans held - captive abroad.
A number of these U. S. citizens
are held prisoner by Cuban
rebel forces . and eight airmen
are. prisoners in East Germany.
Reports state the Americans are
held by the Cuban rebels in a
blackmail move to halt U. S, in.
tervention in Cuban affairs. ;,
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The U. ' S. Supreme Court,
prior Jto . its summer adjourn
ment ' aSrt-lidyaaed,;.to
shortcut usual " procedures ' in
itmsmriSiK'w appeal of a .Pis;
trtct uour anecung lniegrauon
in kittle kock, Are., scnoois.
The court! ruled, the action bev re
ferred back' to. the, Court of Ap
peals, in St. Louis. , ,. V , i-;'.iV.
The East-West conference on
Dolicine' a bari bh nuclear tests
started in' Cfeneva Tuesday des
pite previous announcements by
Russia hinting at a boycott of the
meeting. " Reports stated the
conference was off to a good
start 'wlthi 15 f delegates partici
pating in' the preliminary dis
cussions aimed toward develop
ment of plans to supervise fu.
ture atomic tests.
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from the State Highway
'Commission July 1st, was honors
if loyal service at a dinner giv-
en to him by state employees of
virlrair itnnartmonts 'fhrnuehout
Division One at the ; equipment ! i
shop, in Hertford. ' r '
Mr. Jordan is married to the
former Miss Goldieunch and
has, one daughter, Miss Betty
He started v with ' the State
Highway Commission August 1,
1933, when he began working as
a mechanic 'in Edenton under
the supervision of W. J. Davis.
On July 1, 1937iv he was trans
ferred to Elizabeth City, then in
1944 was promoted . to district
mechanic a position he, has held
for the past 14 yedrfcv V
His fellow 'Workers presented
him ' with a Bulova watch.; f !,;
Tot Lot Completed
Installation of a Tot Xot" at
the Perquimans- recreatlbnal cen
ter has' been completed, and will
be ready for' use .by prejchool
childraw taeitil vieefli.- itl'was re
ported,, today, Mn,
liams " and Mrs. R. M.' Thompson,
who headed : the committee for
the installation.; Mrs. Williams
pointed out this "Tpt Loff is
for use by. children up. to five
yars of age and parents are' re-
qiisted to keep ' older children
I this section of the' center, in
i.uch. as the equipment ii not
r:'y enout:h for' use- by older
cl "..en. . The committee ex-
" is f ' i to i 'ivlJ-nls
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"AIR-CONDITONING" THE ATMOSPHERE-A louvered mask installed in front of the
No. 3 engine of a Boeing 707 prototype jet airliner "air-conditions" the atmosphere in front
of the engine for tests in Seattle, Wash. Since natural icing conditions are hard to find, the
14 parallel bars are equipped
a quarter-inch of ice forms,
Miss Jean Edwards,, daughter
of Mr. . and Mrs. A. H. Edwards,
a 1958. graduate of Perquimans
High School, was selected as the
winner of a "Miss Universe"
contest conducted last week at
Ahoskie. .She competed against
10 other young ladies for the
North Carolina title.
As winner of the contest Miss
Edwards will represent -the
state at the. world-wide contest
to be staged July 16-27 at Lang
Beach, California. .
was Sherrie Mc-
Blanchtr Manning, Williamston,
Linda Spence v q Conway and
Betty - Ann , Liverman of. Winton
as the three other top finalists.
Hertford Assembly of God
lurch V ,was the setting on
June ,8( 'at 2 o'clock in. the af
ternoon, for, the marriage of ! Miss;
Rebecca.. Ann White of Hertford
and pimer, Allen Winslow of
Belviere. . .;,.:,,.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Annie C. White of Hert
ford and the bridegroom is the
son of Elmer Ray Winslow of
G. B., -; Lawrence heard the
wedding vqws exchanged in a
setting of palms, gladioli and
candlelight. Miss- Patsy Boyce
played the wedding 'music and
accompanied Mrs. Calvin Bundy
who sang "The Wedding Prayer."
The bride, given, in marriage
by her brother, Eugene White,
Wore a .: pale blue . nylon dress
with; white " accessories and . car-,
ried a white prayer book topped
with an fcrrchid. ' ,
MrsV ; Wilfiam- Johnson Was
the'hriHp'si'nnlv Atrt.ndant. flhe
urnw o", TiiHTr h Araca 1 '- ninlr 'laril
hat ana - carried a nosegay of
pink roses. '
Billy : Winslow was best man
tor 'his brother. Vivian Baker
and " Johnny Winslow, another
brother, were ushers.
Mrs. , James Wilder was mis.
tress of" the ceremony. , ,
For -her daughter's wedding
Mrs. White. wore a Navy blue
dress, .harmonizing : accessories
and a' corsage of pink carna
tions. Following their ' Vedding trip
Mr. ancf, Mrs. Winslow are mak
ing their home at South Mills.
Charles Payne New
Rotary President ; c
Officers yf ot - the, , coming year
for. the Hertford Rotary Club,.as.
sumed , their .duties At , , Tuesday 'a
meeting ,of . the club., ' Charles
Payne ; is the new president bf
the - local Rotary Club, succeed
ing C?,Pi1MrfW; "(m. Payne
Dresented1-1 Morris " with 'a past
president's.' pin during ' the meet"
ing this week. ,
; tLt Comdr.i Donald Dalton, of
ficer in charge of construction at
Harvey Point, ' was a guest at
the meeting and he gave a re
port on development of , road
plans serving the base, . .
During .the business : session
the club yoted to contribute $50
to - Miss Jean Edwards to be
ued t-rwr d""-yir3. expenses
" ' .'c : j t" 3 IJi-'Stni-,
s ' in i "lornia.1 . "
with 109 spray nozzles which shoot water at the engine. After
the engine's hot-air dc-icing system is tested.
Jaycees To Sponsor All-Star
Indians Continue Lead League
Plans for an All-Star Albe.
marie League basebal ' game to
be payed" in Hertford Friday
night under the sponsorship of
the Hertford Junjor Chamber of
Commerce are complete, it was
reported by the Jaycee commit-
Tho aam this vpnr will obstruction at Harvey Point NAS
players from Edenton and Hert
ford competing against a team
composed of players from Eliza
beth City and Camtuck. Game
time is 8 o'clock, and a large
crowd of fans are expected to
turn out to watch this holiday
Meanwhile, the Hertford In
dians maintained thfeir ; two-lead
in the competition for the league
title. Hertford lost a deci
sion to Edenton Monday night
but bounced back to take a 43-2
victory from the v Colonialaii
Hemora-on mesctay nigni. . ,
The Colonials nicked Richard
Wheeler for four runs and six
hits to win Monday night, while
the Indians tallied three runs
off -nine hits. ' Edenton scored
three runs in the first inning,
then Hertford knotted, the count
in the third but the Colonials
added one run1 in the' bottom of
the third to score the victory.
Fenri was the. winning pitcher.
Ted Channel! 'contained the
Colonials easily here Tuesday
night, giving up only four hits in
the first seven innings, while
blanking the Colonials. The In
dians ; nicked Powell, Edenton
pitcher, for 10 hits and seven
runs during the first five in
nings, then unnin reieaveo
Powell. Hertford scored six
runs Off Griffin in the sixth to
run its total to 13.
At this point Manager Ike
Perry sent in his reserves to fin
ish the game. Edenton tallied
two runs in the late innings to
finish the game on the short end
of a 13-2 score.
Here July 11th
, . . i
The King's Messengers Quar
tet from Malone College, Canton,
Ohio, will be in a special service
at the . Bacley Swamp Pilgrim
Church Friday, .July 11, at 8
P. M. The Rev. Owen W. Glass-
burn. Damascus. Ohio, will be
the guest speaker. . The public
is cordially invited to, attena
this service. . -
, BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Capt.'and Mrs. French Read an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Elizabeth, , born Sunday, June. 29,
at the Camp Lejeune Hospital.
Mrs. Reed is the former Miss Dee
t 7 V W. O- W. MEETING .
fThe Albemarle Camp No. 461
at the Woodmen of the World
will meet "July; 3,:at8 P. VL. at
the . Town Municipal Building.
All members are urged to attend
this meeting. J
CUB PACK OUTING
Cub Scout Pack 510 of Win.
fall ' conducted n outing to
Nags , Head Thursday ;' of ' last
week when 46 persons, includ
ing the Cubs" and their families,
toured . o1 i . trails ,in that area".
e- group - njore ' "wemeri
roc-.t at the close of thetrip.-'
Navy Awarded Four
Contracts At Base
Four more contracts for con-
were awarded by the Fifth Dis
trict Naval Public Works office
last week, it was reported by Lt
Comdr. Don Dalton, officer ir
charge at the base. The con
jets totalled $1,387,388. , .
iiing-Hunter,' Inc.,. of Greens
boro, received a contract amount
ing to $423,523 for construction
of communication facilities; Bay
Construction Company of Nor
folk received a $173,068 contract
for building a warehouse supply
storage; a -contract of $249,950
for construction of a contro
tower and seadrome-- lighting
went to W. T. Byrns Company o'
Norfolk and L. T. Zoby & Son o
Norfolk got a contract for con-
structing a heating plant and
distribution 'system worth $964,
370. " -
Plans have been announced by
the Corps of Engineers of Wil
mington for clearing an addi
tional 97 miles of hurricane
clogged streams in eight eastern
Col. H. C. Rowland, Jr., dis
trict engineer, said bids are
scheduled to be opened on Aug
ust 6 and that the successful
bidders would be required to be.
gin the work within 30 days af
ter receipt of the notice to pro
The counties with the number
of miles in each are: -Camden.
1; Currituck, 15; Hertford, 26;
Hyde, 4; , Pasquotank, 11; Per
quimans, 36; Tyrrell, 2, and
Washington, 2 miles.
The district engineer pointed
out that the Corps of Engineers
has ' been authorized to perform
the work for the Federal Civil
Defense ' Administration by. con
tracts with private enterprise on
a competitive basis.
FFA Judging Team
Wins State Honors
The livestock judging, team
representing Perquimans chapter
of the Future Farmers of Am
erica won -:- first . place in the
state ' contest, conducted last
Week' in connection with - the
State PFA convention. The team
is " composed of Preston ; Wins.
low, '- Harold I Winslow? Johnny
Winslow and - Freddie Colson.
Their advisor Is -Joe L. TunnelL
:' As ! state winners, the team
was presented a $400 prize to be
used to defray their expenses to
the national contest' to be con
ducted at the national FFA
convention in Kansas City,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Roger.
,son ,of Route 1, Tyner, announce
the birth of a ; daughter, Marta
Lynn, born Tuesday, June 24, . at
Chowan Hospital, . Mra Rogerson
if sthe fornw- Miss ' Dotmegan
Lane. ' - ". 1
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' A ' docket consisting of 20
cases was disposed of in Per
quimans Recorder Court on
Tuesday with Judge Chas. E.
7 Fourteen of the defendants
were charged with speeding and
each submitted to the charges
and paid trie costs of court and
fines as indicated: Kathryn
Rogers, Juliaelien Seward, John
Hamer, Fredrick Clouse, Joseph
Hunter, Jr., Sam Landsman,
Donald Macon, Ralph Smith,
John Simms, Allen Felton, Eliza
Jordan, Negro, Curley Black-
will, Negro, William Zinkol and
Anthonys Simirglia, $10.
Peter Riddick Negro, paid a
ine of $2 and costs after Dlead.
ing guilty to a charge of being
Audrey Forehand. Necro. was
dismissed when the court found
her not guilty on a charge of
, Robert Bragg, :Jegros, found
guilty on a charge of assaulting
his wife, was given a 60-day
road sentence, suspended upon
payment of a fine of $25 and
costs and the .condition he be of J,
good behavior for 12 months.
waller uritim, Negro, was
found not guilty on a charge of
assault and having carnal knowl-
edge of a female without her
Costs of court were taxed
against Charles Alexander, who
submitted to a charge of driving
on the wrong side of a highway.
William Lloyd Carter, Negro,
was found guilty on charges of
being drunk and trespassing. He
Mruwiiceu 10 serve ou aays
in jail and a suspended sentence
of 60 days was ordered invoked.
; Funeral services for Mrs.
itargaret Wood Haskett, 83,
ivho died at her home in New
Hope last Friday, were conduct
ed Sunday afternoon at the New
Hope Methodist Church by the
Rev. W. E. Pickett.
"Goodnight and Goodmorning"
was sung by Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
Tones and "In The Garden" was
sung by. the church choir, ac-
ompanied at the organ by Mrs.
Mrs. Haskett was a lifelong
resident of Perquimans County,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Wood and - widow of J. W.
A member of the New . Hope
Methodist Church and the W(Cr
man's Missionary Society, she
survived by three sons, N. C.
Haskett of Elizabeth City, C. W.
Haskett and E. A. Haskett of
New Hope; three daughters,
Mrs. Ralph Proctor of New Hope,
Mrs. Elva ,Cates of Raleigh and
Mrs. M. T. Shoffiett of Orange,
Texas; two brothers, Frank Wood
of Norfolk and Jesse Wood of
Route 2, Elizabeth City; a sis
ter, Mrs. Eula Daniels of Nor
folk, nine grandchildren and 10
Pallbearers were Carson Spi.
vey, K. Li. Spivey, Irvm Turner,
Ike Butt, Robert Robbins and
Steve Perry. Burial was in the
church cemetery. ;.
Board Of Education
Meets Monday Night
The quarterly- meeting, of ' the !
Perquimans-Board of Education
will be held next Monday night
at 7:30 O'clock in the offices of
the superintendent of schools, it
was reported today by J. T.
John Ward, an agent for the
Southland Life 'Insurance Com
pany since August 1, 1955, has
been promoted to superintend
ent; effective June 30.
In the three years as an agent
John has been a member of the
Vice President's Club and last
year a member of the Leaders ,
Club, one of the company's
highest clubs., , , . . . ,
Last October he - won a trip
for himself and his wife to New
York City' and at ' present IJs' A ,N,iCkirej: .r:,; 'Jaa; moyecj from
qualified to ' date for a' trip to jknightsville to the Perquimans
Dallas," TeVas, on 'April 7, 1959. 'Charge. . '
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No detinite action has been
taken by the Navy Department
on the establishment of a Cape
hart housing development at
Light Nixon For, four miles
south of Hortlord. This was thi
announcement given The Week
ly Tuesday by Lt. Comdr. Don
Dalton, resident oflicer in charge
of construction at Harvey Poin:
Unofficial reports have been
released concerning this project
and il mav develop later on.
.nowever, at me present time
the matter ls merely under con.
Apt Says Farm
Tour Will Offer.
r. m. Thompson, county aeerit,
today reminded farmers who are
, interested in takinc a tour of
Virginia. Maryland and Dela.
ware, that the time is nearing
for them to sign up for the tour
and pay a $15 deposit as part of
The county agent stated this
. four will be for three days and
j two nights, and will offer the
tourists an opportunity to see
new vegetable co-op, beef cattle
feeding operations, poultry auc.
tion and swine breeding and
4 Arrangements have been com
pleted for 41 persons to take
this tour, and it -will oprtfc-tm
a first come, first serve basi.
If an insufficient number of
persons from Perquimans sign
up for the tour an invitation will
be issued to residents of nearby
Mr. Thompson stated this tour
can mean a lot to those taking
it, for it wil be educational as
well as entertaining. He an
nounced persons desiring to take
the trip to sign up immediately
at the Ag Building. The bus
will leave Hertford Tuesday,
July 15, and return July 17.
On July 2 the Perauimans
CelntVrV 4-H- Cornmpal Muffin
ECoit&i: "was! ' held at. .the Per
auimans County High School.
Fifteen Junior 4-H Club girls
participated in this contest. The
purpose of the contest is to teach
the place of enriched corn meal
as'a good low cost food in the
diet, to teach skills in food pre
paration, to develop an apprecia.
tion for good quality products
and to improve personal .and
family health through the de
velopment of better food habits.
The winner will enter sample
muffins in a state contest at the
State Fair in Raleigh,
The gir.ls who participated in
the contest were Brenda Sawyer,
Ellen Wood, Kay Wood, Faye
Phthisic, Wanda Chappell, Louise
Carlwright, Ruth Harrell, Dianne
McDonnell, Brenda Byrum, ,Lin.
da Sutton, Hazel Howell, Mae
Belle Stallings, Rachel Bass,
Varina Brabble, Bonnie. Benton
and Ann Nowell. . .. .
Judges for the contest were
Miss Francis, Newby, local home
economics cteacher: I Mri Joe
Webb, ,JrM former home agent,
and Miss Maidred Morris, home
agent in. Chowan County.
Assigned For Year
Methodist pastors were as
signed to churches in Perquim
ans County at the annual con
ference, concluded last Friday at
Wilson. The' Rev. James A.
Auman was reassigned to the
First Methodist Church, Hert
ford, and the Rev. W. E. Pickett
was returned to the New Hope-
(Woodland churches. , The Rev,
The State Highway Commis-'
jsion last Friday gave the green
ngnt tor a construction project
to provide two access roads
serving the Harvey Point Naval
Air Station -ore. It is esti
mated $1.5 mil ..will be spent
in the construct, IfV)f the high
Director of Highways W. F.
Babcock said after a conference
with Navy officials Friday that :
the work will begin within four )
The money will come from
iVderal aid secondary funds,
which are half state and half
Both the access roads " will
lead off U. S. 17 to the site of
the base. An all-new 24-foot
road will be constructed- from
Highway 17 at Nixon Fork about
four miles south of Hertford to
Burgess and the present county
road that connects Hertford and
Harvey Point will be' rebuilt
and resurfaced. The two will
intersect near Burgess and run
directly into the base.
Construction of the new road
will cost about $1 million and
reconstruction of the existing
road is expected to cost half a
million. The latter is exclusive
of the $75,000 recently allocated
from the highway surplus by
Governor Hodges for construc
tion of a new bridge over Rac
Construction crews ran into a
bottleneck when they were 'un
able to move heavy equipment
into the site because of load
limits. These were , taken off
one indirect route from Hertford
to Harvey Point but could not '
be lifted from the direct link
because of the weak bridge. i:j
Babcock said specific, design
and.4o"ation plans for thi, roads
imvr iiui vccrn ueiei iiuncu : um
indicated they would be some i
form of limited access roads. '
The Navy already has let.
abput $ll miWoWinx,eostruc- ;
tlgn Kontrfectt fdrtfihi feasefand a
Capehart housuig prpject is be
ing planned it theyicfelty of
Hertford. . .i U Utl
Of Eastern Star.
Planned July 9th
Hertford Chapter of Eastern
Star will be hostess to the Dis
trict School of Instruction on
Wednesday, July 9, at 10 A. M.
at the Hertford Grammar School
under the direction of Mrs.
Maude Reaves and Holmes
Bridges, District Deputies. -
Mrs. Lucille Johnson and
Willie Bachelor, Worthy Matron
and Patron of Hertford Chap
ter, will preside over the meet
ing..' ' " ;; "; '
The distinguished guests ' ex
pected are the Worthy Grand
Matron, Mrs. Glenna Grimes of
Siler City, and Worthy Grand
Patron Wilbur Perkins of Sel-, '
ma, N. C, who will make their
official visit to the chapter.
All members are urged to be
present. . '
Essie Benton Weds .
In a quiet ceremony -which
was solemnized at' the home' of
Mr. and Mrs. Wallie Knight on
Route Three, Hertford, ori Sun
day, June 8, at 6:30 o'clock in
the afternoon, Mrs. Essie'! B.
Benton and Robert W. Turner
were united in marriage vThe ;
Rev. W. E. Pickett pastor of the
Woodland Methodist Church, -bf-ficiated,
using 'the ring cere,
mony. . ' .v'-.-ff.'.y';"' .'
The bride was attired in a
medium blue lace dress over:
taffeta, blue hat and white ac
cessories With a shoulder corsage
of a white purple throated or
chid. ; Her attendant i. was; Mrs.
Wallie Knight, who wore a pink
embroidered dacron ; dress with
white accessories and a tiorsage ,
of blue feathered carnations. ; (
Wallie jCnightv acfed, ,bst ,
A few friends alstf attend, .
the ceremony, .