Vi Volume XXX. Number 10.
w&VUSrttford,. Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 8, 1963.
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For Montel EJonlth Funds
.j Mrs, T. P, Brinn spoke to the
,! Perquimans . County Board , of
' Commissioners; at their March
meeting held here this week,
seeking assurance that the coun
ty will match state and federal j
. funds providing a clinic staff
for v the ; Albemarle Mental
Health . Association is"- secured.
; 'In a meeting held this month'
or the Albemarle Mental Health
Association representatives from
Camden, Pasquotank, Chowan
and Perquimans reviewed the.
present situation of the Mental
Health Clinic. . Plans were made
lor the members of the associa
tion to attend the N. C." Leader
ship Conference on Action i. for
Mental Health being held at the
Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel in Ra
' leigh on Thursday and Friday
of this week.
: A representative was named
in each; county to contact commissioners-
and Mrs. Brinn was.
appointed to . contact; the Per
quimans . Commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners
voted their opposition to. a Gen
' eeral Assembly bill (Senate 80)
which would abolish- the in
tangible tax on- money on . de
posit In banks.- The resolution
was, "Be it resolved by the
Board -of Commissioners of Per
quimans County, that Senators
Aydlett and Harrington and
Perquimans Representative Ar
chie T. Lane, Sr. be and .they
are hereby respectively requested-
to use their influence to de
feat Senate Bill 80 to abolish
intangible tax on money on de
posit in banks.". , , . '
In 1 another resolution passed
that Chapter, G.S. 15. section 9.
80b 4$ be amended to .m.ake the
same applicable to Perquimans
County. ,r"KVf 'w,v, " ' '
authorized tonmend the budget
$500 to purchase an additional
car of coal for the county,
' Industrial Committee mem
bers of the Perquimans County
Chamber of -Commerce attended
the Area Industrial Conference
held at Rocky Mount on Febru
ary 20, 1963. Members attend
ing from Perquimans included
Joel Hollo well, Sr., Charles Har
rell, Jr., R. C. Baker and A. L.
Aydlett. Jr. , ' "
The conference was an all day
meeting, starting at 9:30 A. M.
and was1 adjourned at 4cl0 Four
topics- were discussed before the
group; by membere of the Com
servation and Development De
partment and Industrialist rep
resentatives - of North Carolina
plants, topics!'' discussed - in
cluded: Organizing community
support, wmmunity development
of prospects,- community dealing
with prospects and a speech from
an industrialist telling why his
company chose North Carolina.
The" talks emphasized com
munity betterment as the main
- industry attraction and that the
community ,is what eventually
sells t itself1 to industries." it
must have available at least
such things ,' as available
at reasonable' prices; -adequate
water, ,, sewer, .uyUjties schools,
churches, water, . rail" highways,
labor and housing.' Many other
extras may be, required ;by in
dividual , firms such as steam,
gas, docks and' Channels, etc.
' The - number one 'Jmust'VJTor
industry was a clean town with
1 mod government!
Mrs. Bikers. To .
Teach Mis6iojl. ,
Mrs.. J. T. Biggers will teach
the county-wide mission study
book; at the Hertford Baptist
' Church Wednesday eveningt
March 13, at 7.30 o'clock. ,
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Mrs.- Oouglas, VarC n, a for--'
mer rebiiJcnt. of Hert'ori, ,, who
with her husband -uiiers "in
riorda,' is r rted i J in the
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164 Farmers Sign
Up In County For'
63 Feed Program
Corn, barley and grain sorg
hum producers on 164: farms in
Perquimans County have filed
forms indicating their . intention
to participate in the 1963 Feed
Grain Program, George Bellmon,
Perquimans County ASCS Office
Manager, announced today
In an effort to increase farm
income and to step the buildup
of feed grain supplies, the pro
gram provides special payments
to corn, barley, and grain sorg-
hum producers who agree to di
vert a portipn of the acreage for
merly planted to these crops to
an ' approved conservation ' use.
While the program is voluntary,
corn, barley, and grain sorghum
producers will not be eligible for
price support on"thelr$963 crops
unless they cooperate in the feed
Bellmon reported that 2.422
acres of corn, 10 acres of barley,
and 18 acres of grain sorghum on
the participating farms have
been signed up for diversion to
Sight ' drafts covering advance
payment for diversion from the
production of these feed grains
total -approximately $40,720.) This
amounts - to approximately- half
of the 'total payment to bei earn
ed on the farm under the 1963
feed Grain Program. - ,j . 1
Corn and grain sorghum 'farm
ers' in the .-county who are in
terested in the- prografn. but who
have not yet-tiled . an ''intention-
I tq-participate,',' , Jtorm are ; urged
Wi get in loucn wnn , uio local
County, ASCS ..Office before the j
sign-up enus - omr j)iarcn. !iz.'i'' i
P. Brinn At"
festal Health Meet v
'Mr?, f. p, ,6rinn is a delegate
from: Perquimans County int Ra
leigh', this week attending the
North Carolina Leadership Con
ference on action for mental
The feature speaker for the
meeting in Raleigh is William C
Menninger, M.D., president of
The Menninger Foundation, who
recently had a nation-wide TV
program on the subject. . He will
speak jointly to the delegates to
the N- C Leadership-Conference
and the N. C.; Legislative. ' 1
'Mrs. Brinn will attend a Chap-
ter t)e velopment' Conference on
Friday, at which time Miss Mar
garet Margrave, , Field Represen
tative, National Association ' for
Mcntai 'Health and Herman1 Sar
key Ph.D., Consultant Psycholo
gist will conduct a round-table
discussion. . t ,
Brother Of Local
yrank Biggers, 41, vice presi
dent, of Gas Heat,- Engineering
Corp., ot Charlotte, N. C, and
brother of J. T. Biggers, Super
intendent of Perquimans County
Schools, was critically burned in
an explosion at an industrial
plant in Charleston, .'S. Ci last
Sunday. ' "
Word received here by Sup t.
Biggers was that his brother- suf
fered 50 to 60 percent burns on
his body and he was listed on
the- critical list in the NaVal
'Hospital In Cherlpston. - -
The explosion' resulted in the
death of one man and critically
injuring ' two others; Frank Big
ger was one of the men injured.
EXPERT IN FIRING
Army Pfc Andrew C.' White,
22. "whose wife, Barbara, lives
at 1408 -Park Street, Elizabeth
City, recently qualified as ex
pert in firing the M-14 rifle in
Germiny, , 1 , '
"White, an ambulance orderly
in the 556th Medical Company
in Karlsruhe, arrived
m O'otober, 1961.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. An-d-ew
C. V'hile, Winfall, he is a
1 ' 3 r ' e cf PerT; .p
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COMPACT COMPACT These two men in Rome, Italy, are not feeding the small car
to. the larger, they are storing it in the trunk. Vito Pecori, left, feels that he has an
answer to the traffic problem that plagues many large cities in his miniature auto.
Three Appeal In
George Edward White, 16-year-
old Negro, charged with break-j
ing and entering and larceny of.
Miller 8c Umphlett Stockyard,'
was bound over . to Superior
Court here Tuesday in Perquim-j
ans County Recorders Court, pre-
sided over by Judge Charles E-
Johnson. . Bond was set at $500-,
Henry Parker Layden. charged
with driving under the influence
of intoxicating liquor, was civ -
en 60 days on the roads, to be
suspended upon payment of $125,
iine and court costs.- Appeal was
noted: bond was set at $150 and
the case was ordered . placed on
Superior Court docket.
Tiaviri i Pin1-iri: -.harr-nH wHh'. Mrs." Jackson recognized Mrs.
a traffic violaUon of driving 45
mph in a 35 mph zone, was gjv.
en.; ;30-days on -the r.bads., .The -
sentence "i6f? suspended upon
iMvmAfif . nf -H ri firin and rnnrt
.rnis. Mnnpa war. nnrpn nnn
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Dona set at $100. . , , j.t. '
, Briah S. Riddle charged with: M?li?bution to the Christmas
reckless1 driving a,n'd carrying . a. Vv
concealed ' 'Weapon1 (knife) was': Mi s. . Jackson said funds from
fined. $32 anJr' taxcd with court CnrLstmas Seals are limited a.nd
costs 1 ! ' 1 ' "cahnot. meet all tnc needs of the
Thomas 'aane ' .Stuller. ' ir.,.lpeople- With TB and other res
charged with driving on left of Pwatory diseases. Of these funds
center and with possession of tax 78 will remain m the coun-
paid whiskey with the seal brc
ken, was fined $10 and taxed
with court costs.
C. Trafton White, charged
without . having valid operator's
license, paid a $25 fine and the
costs. : -. .
Sam Brickhouse, .'charged with
speeding; improper passing, pass
ing without sufficient distance
ahead for passing to be made in
safety,; was given a 30 day sen-if
tencey to be suspended
payment of a fine, of $25
Court costs. ', i
The-' following1' were
1 r' i
with speeding violations: Ga-briel-.iI.
, Krausman and' Wil
ham , $. Gray were each fined
$20.25- 1 plus the - costs; Robert
Sloan .and Charles B. " )wyer
were each fined $14.25 and tax
ed with cos,ts; Francis C. Wier
um and MarVin C. Smith, $10.25
each plus eosts; J. ; T. bixon,
$9.25 -and 1 costs; Ralph Harris,
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Fun right Will
Come out to Perquimans High
School Monday night, March 11,
at 8 .o'clock ' and enjoy an hour
of good . entertainment. ' You
j will .be glad you 'did. .
The youth from all the Metho
dist churches v: ot Perquimans
County "i are: presenting : a -pre
gram of - comedy - skits . and sing
ing, you -wilt dee" 'r'Art Link
letter and theKidti"' sketches
from an oldtM. hloned school
(oom - scene and- tnany more hi
larious acts, t
can ' peV purchased
from MYF member and at the ,
door. ' -
" JAY DILLON XBEAKS ARM
Jay Dillon, son of Mij. and
Mrs. J. W. Dillon, suffered a bro-
ken arm on Monday t. the gym
in the Perquimans (High School,
Dillon was takenj to Dr. T. P.
Brinn who sent him to the Albe
marle Hospital wbnre his arm
ws set and fut i . a cast.
illrs.D.fJl. Jackson Says
Perquimans County Nov;
Over Christmas Seal Goal
M,s- D- M' Jackson, chairman
of the Christmas . Seal program
of Perquimans County, announc-
ed May that a total of $1,608.92, (
lnclLdins miscellaneous funds,
havo hccn realized. This is
$113.92 over the $1,095 goal.
Mjs. Jackson praised the. voir
. unteer workers and the contri-
butors for their generous sup
port throughout the county. Al-
iM- a Tav,or a"d he5 various
I committee members for their tdr,. reported lhat . the Jaycecs
V?CI'vliL'Cs "and tribu.Uons aihave sponsored a school boy
tl1e facuHy members of Kin , safety patrol at the Hertford
who imve , umi
awarded a certificate from the
"TR Iccnnnlii.n In, 10(10. UtmA
Jackson said the .as
is careful to determ
ine the most effective way to
apply its funds, such as health
programs, chi-.st X-rays of pati
ents and contacts, follow-up of
tuberculosis tes'ts, flu vaccine to
indigent TB cases, patient ser
vice profiruins, and Jaiuh needed
research. 1 '
Final reports. from. tho three
Counties total - $8,050.94, includ-
.r. n- J..j , ri.e, nnn.
and Camden reported$t,uou.di.
The. goal ,set for the three coun
ties ' was $8,604.
COW CUT Two brothers
front a small town outside of
MoscowrU.S.S.R... don't seem:
to mind, the cold as they swim
in a cut in the Moskva River.
Photo is from Soviet source-,
The Hertford Jaycecs have .ap
pointed a safety committee com
posed of .Dave Hallock, Brough
ton Dail and Charlie Skinner,
Jr., to work7 oo various safety
projects. . Skinner,... PorqUimans
County traffic safetv co-ordina-
Grammar School during the past
Plans are being made by the
committee to conduct a survey
to determine traffic safety .needs
for the town and county.
committee will work with the
N. C. Highway Patrol on traffic
The Jaycecs are concerned
about the number of fatalities
that have occurred in Perquim
ans County and efforts will be
made to secure the cooperation
of all citizens in reducing fa
talities and accidents.
Bert Bennett, .Democratic
party chairman of Winston
Salem. N. C, Will bp the guest
speaker at the annual Perquim
ans i County Democratic party
dinner here on Thursday, March!'
14, at 7 P. M. in the Hertford
Grammar School cafeteria, ac
cording to . M. F. Ainsley, chair
man of the Perquimans Demo
The dinner has been planned
by the County Democratic Exe
cutive Committee with W. F.
Ainsley, chairman; Mrs.... J. H.
Towe, vice chairman and J. W.
PTA Basketball .
Games March 8 .
Friday night, March 8, the
Parent Teacher- Association. xf
the Hertford Grammar School
and , the Perquimans County
Central Grammar School will
play their annual . basketball
games. . . : : -, . .
The ladies' games' will start at
7 P.' M. If you want to, see
how - basketball should not - be
played, come out to the Per
quimans County High L School
gym and see for yourself. . .
PLANS CELEBRATION '
Mr. and. Mrs. Dennis. Cart
wright, Hertford Route 3, will
entertain ... at an "open house"
Sunday, March 10. from 2 until
5 o'clock in celebration of their
50th wedding anniversary. Bela
tives and friends are invited to
Change Made In
Several weeks ago a change
in . regulations required the
county committee to combine all
farms that were being operated
by one . person under one farm
serial number providing that
they were nearby and easily ac
cessible and of approximately
equal productivity. All farms
i,n the county were reviewed by
the county committee and those
farm operators whose farming
operation met the definition of a
farm were notified of the county
For many years our policy did
not require separately owned
farms combined, however, due to
this regulation at the national
level, our county committee had
no alternative to deviate from
the action they have taken. Due
to the farming habits and the
value placed on the acreage al
lotments in this area, the ASCS
State Committee .and County
Committee have continuously
stressed the need for eliminat
ing the forced combination re
A change in the regulation be
came effective February 21 now
providing that in the future sep
arately owned farms will be
combined only upon written con
sent of the owners involved.
The county committee was pleas
ed to learn of this change and
ate iivjw nullify j.i ig iciilil uwiil-i
and operators who are involved.
We regret that this change could
not have been accomplished
earlier, however, we arc happy j
we are now able to constitute
farms according to the farmer's
desire and we feel sure this
new ruling will serve to the
sactisfaction of farmers in Per
quimans County.. A letter of
explanation is being mailed to
those farmers who were notified
earlier that their farms' would
be combined. " -."
The Feed Grain - Program
Secretary of Agriculture Or
ville Freeman testified recently
before the Joint Economic Com
mittee of the Congress: "The
I past two years have seen mean
ingful increase in farm income.
iNct farm income in 1962 was a
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Diuion dollars more inu.u in
2960. Even of more personal
interest to each farmer was the
average income increase in net
income per farm of $4;(). Di
version of feed grain and wheat,
production in the past tow years
have made important contribu
tions to that increased income.
March 2. 1963, is the final date
for filing intentions to divert
feed grain production this year.
A substantial decrease in the
production of corn and milo un
der the 1963 feed grain program
will assure a continuation of the
improved farm income trend ofi
the past two years. The ASCS
office is open daily to serve you.
Attention, Peanut Growers
April 15. 1963, is the final date
for requesting additional acrcauc
and for releasing peanut acreage
that won't be used this year to
the Perquimans ASCS County
Science Fair Is
Planned At School
The science classes cf Tcr-
quimans County Hign bcnooi
will stage a. Science Fair m the
high school gymnasium on March
12 through March 14. .
The science exhibits will be
Judged on Tuesday afternoon.
The best exhibits in the biolog
ical and physical science divi
sions will be selected. The win
ners . at Perquimans will enter
their exhibits in the District
Science Fair' to be held in
Greenville on March 22.
The public is invited to View
these exhibits on Wednesday,
March 13 and Thursday, March
Plan Bake Sale
, On March 9, 1963, the 4-H
Clubs of Perquimans1 County
will have a bake sale. Articles
will be prepared by 4-H Ckib
members in the , various com
munity 4-H Clubs. The articles
will be on sale from N 9- Av? M;
until 12 nobn an a the Court
House lawn. Your patronage in
this sale will be . appreciated.
Pies, oakes, cookies and, candies
will be sold at this time.
County Education Board
Accepts Union School And
High School Buildings
The New York Sales Execu-
lives Club held a North Carolina consulting engineers, along with
Day in the Roosevelt Hotel on an inspector from the Division
Tuesday, February 26, '1963. ' of School Planning. A motion
Hundreds of North Carolinians was made and passed to accept
attended the meeting and repre- the buildings of Perquimans
scntativcs from our area includ- County upon completion of items
ed Willie Ainsley, 'j p. Byrum, mentioned in the list and cer
Joel Hollowell, Jr., and A. L-ified by the architect.
Aydlett, Jr. The group repre- County Representative A. T.
sentcd the Perquimans County Lane met with the board to di;
Chamber of Commerce, Inc. I cuss certain bills before the
The pievious attendance record : General Assembly concerning
held by Texas at their conven- education in North Carolina,
tion whs broken. Many indus- The board authorized a power
tn.ih.st representatives of North jsewing class to begin on March
CHiolinn with New York offices; 25 in Perquimans County,
attended the luncheon. Boy,The bud t was amendK, in
Park of Ithaca. New York, was' amounl of $5Q0 in rder (;
master of ceremonies and I intro- f one w of CQa f (hp
dured I the two head I tables of schoolS( subjcct- to ap.
industrialists. The dinner was oval b the Count CommLS.
concluded with a speech by Gov- sioners
ernor Terry sanford. Sanford,' A moUion . was made and
spoke on why North Carolina is'passed not to request cxlens:on
an ideal state for plant location. f time for empioymcnt (:f
l ook Backward
A "-onnd In Tha Ferqolnttu
Vfkly FH ot Yoslrrrrnr
After discussing the function
Miss Frances King Voted Most of the Citizens Committee for
Popular Girl: Miss Frances King,!BoUcr SchooIs' the superintend
dmiKhtcr of Mr. and Mrs C E icnt WaS instructed to invite ,no
King, was voted the most, popu- committee to meet with tho
lar girl in the Junior Class atlb"ld at sonle date Sn Apnl the
Double Wedding At Home Of
Baptist Pastor: Two vounfou
ding which took place at the
Baptist parsonage in Hertford on
Sunday morning, with the Rev.
D. S- Dempsey,; pastor of tho
Hertford Baptist. Church, official-1
ing. Miss Thelma Stanton, who
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Stanton of Winfall, and
Thomas Harrell, who lives near
Edenton, were joined in matri
mony, and Miss Eva Mae Har
rell. a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Will Harrell, and Luther Bar
nngton, who lives near Eden
ton, were also married.
Chowan High School Destroy
ed by Fire: Fire of undetermin
ed origin destroyed the Chowan
High School building on Wed
nesday night. The Chowan High
School, located at Smalls Cross
Roads, 12 miles from Hertford,
and the light of the blaze was
plainly visible here. The school
was a consolidated high school,
with 378 pupils enrolled. Miss
Marjone Hofren of Hertford,
was a member of the faculty.
County Schools Badly Crippled
by Bad Weather: No schools
have been held in Perquimans,
except for three half day sessions
last week, in more than two
weeks, due to the extremely dis
agreeable weather conditions.
The schools opened last Tues
day, after having been closed for
several days, but there was a
great deal of difficulty in some
of the school buses making the
trip to Hertford and the weather
continued very cold and disa
greeable. Only half day ses
sions were held on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and on Thursday of
hist week, in order to allow the
children traveling the buses to
reach their homes before night
fall. On Thursday night there
was a very severe snowstorm,
and all day Friday there was
snow and sleet, and schools
were not opened that day.
Worst Winter In Memory Of
Older Residents: The fifth
heavy snowfall of the winter
came on Thursday and Friday
of last week, and though there
has been considerable rain since,
and two days of sunshine, the
temperature has remained so low
that there is still at this writ
ing a good deal of snow- on the
ground. Never in the lifetime
of even the oldest inhabitants of
this part of the country have we
had a winter like this one. A
great part .of December, all of
January and thus far into Feb
ruary we have had bitter cold
weather, 4 with snow, ice and
sleet That the winter of 1917418
was a severe winter, is remem
bered by many, Older residents
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The Perquimans County Board
of Education met in special ses
sion Monday and Superintendent
J. T. Biggers read a group of
items to be corrected as a re
sult of the inspection held in
February at Perquimans Union
School and Perquimans High
School. The inspection was
.made by the architect and his
teachers beyond the automatic
retirement age of 65. years.
Mrs. Alma Foreman Burke
was employed as maid at Per
quimans Union School.
aalc lo De sel lmcr-
vi i niemuers 01 ine uoara vis-
ited . the . Perquimans ' Union
School ' and ' Puimusf liifth j
Schol cafeterias for inspection,
Cpl. Meiggs Urges
A ert Driving
Cpl. Lem Meiggs of District 21
of the N. C. State Highway' Pa
trol, stated this week that the
month of March of 1962 and
August of that year were um
two leading months . in tramc
fatalities'--throughout the state,
with 120 people losing their lives
in March and 132 in August, a
total of 252. fatalities in the
Spl. Meigg.s; says that these
two months seem to lead in ac
cidents. March being a pickup
in traffic, driving conditions are
usually a challenge to the skill
of the operator and weather con
ditions. August being a month of
heavy traffic due to vacations
and more traveling during late
"When driving during this
month and the months to come,
always drive alert a.nd do not
become a statistic," says Meiggs.
For Belvidere Area
There will be' a special meet
ing of interest to all people of
the Belvidere community on
Monday, March 11 at 7:30 P. M.
The social hour will feature a
program of entertainment at the
Community House and refresh
ments will be served.
The purpose of the meeting is
munity Development Associa
te discussi the aims of the Com
tion, and to find ways in which
each member of the community
can benefit from the develop
ment program and also assist in
it. The discussion will be led
by Mrs. 11a " Grey White1, Per-'
quians County home demon
stration agent and by Don Nor
man of the Farmers Home Ad
PTA MEETS MARCH 24
The Hertford Grammar School
PTA will not -hold its 'regular
monthly meeting on Thursday
night March 14. but will meet
on Thursday night, March 24, at
8 o'clock. . , t ''-. v
HOSPITAL PATIENT .
Jack ; Hoff ler, . formerly of
Hertford, now of. Portsmouth,
Va., underwent surgery in the
Portsmouth General . Hospital on
Wednesday of this week.
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