Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 12, 1963.
5 Cents Per Copy
ir 4. , XO -
Emmett Landing,, chairman of j
,the Civie Committee of the Per,
p quimans . County . Chamber of
' Commerce, announced the dates
of the -1963 Clean-up, Fix-up
Campaign will begin tai Friday,
' April ; 12 and run through Fri- j
day, May 10. The town of
v, Hertford is supporting this ef-i
. f ort, and. has made- available the , CoL James K. Gray ofSyra
V v cash awards for the "House of cuse, N; Y.,' retiring from the
the Week" award and the
f'Property Improvement" award,
to be given to the property own
er making the greatest improve
ment during the ' four V week
campaign. , A picture ' of the
weekly winner will be available
in the Perquimans Weekly. 1 ,;
? A score sheet is- available in
this ; issue of The Weekry iur
those - wishing Joparticipkbo ' ln
the contest. Extra score-eheets
will be available at the- Jham'-
: ber of Commerce office. Each
person making r improvements
should fill out the score sheet
' and return it each week , to the
Chamber of Commerce, Box- 27,
Hertford. Judges ior the contest
include Mrs; Talmage Rose, Mrs.
Charles Harrell, " Jr., and Mrs,
There ' will be a winner 'Ior
the'House of ithe Week" each
week for four weeks ending on
April 19 and 26 and May 3 and
10. Entries must be postmark
ed not later than 12 o'clock noon
Friday of each week. Any entry
received, after that time will
Continued 09 Page Egxu
' t 'r f
r"T '' woiujig week-
' end in Greenville' attending the
Northeastern ' Regional meeting.
Those attending were Mr. and
. Mrs. Walter Humphlett, Jr.,' "Mr.
end Ilrs. Hillary; Scaf. Mr. "and
Mri. L. a ' ' Cobb, Jr., El wood
' Copeland, John BeerS. Charlie.
; Skinner, Jr.; and Pave Hallock.
' The men were kept quite busy
p from ' time of arrival until de-
parture Sunday afternoon. Dis
trict, elections' took place Satur
day afternoon and regional elec
tions were held Sunday morn
ing after devotional ' services.
Merritt Hooper of Elizabeth City
, was elected First r District vice
i president and -Leon Moore of
Greenville was elected regional
director . Abo it fwaa announced
?' that our region ij'.juiruberione
; in "The Parade of Cities." .
y. While the men were usy wtl
: jpoliticing, 1 election,? i'etc'.V hi
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1 Masonic Lodge l -I
Rotary Club, 6:1$ -
v Wesleyan Service Guild f ,
' . ' Susannah Vesley Circle
1 Annie Hollowell
April 1U ' . , ,
Jaycee Business - . V .
I Diane Hollowell , , - fc
Shelly Bateman -
. Hertford Grammar PTA
Bill Berry 1 , . ' .
, AprU 12
Good Friday . ,
: Bobby JHollowell
: Annie Blarrckard
v jf.pra n .v,;v
",V. 1 Vs
rty Ja.. 3 C relnnd
Thomas J' 1 I.'.J
I'rs. I, D. L. -'-n '
Cat' y Keel ' .
V 3. Dan :'." - Ztl ,
Medical Corps .of the U. S. Air
Force , this V month, has . been
named director of the District
Health Department for Pasquo
tank, Camden, Perquimans and
The' announcement was made
by Dr. R. D. Higgins of Rale gh,
director of divisional local health
service for the state of North
Dr.' Gray US' retiring with 30
years service - in the ,Air Force
'and plans to move his family to
the: Elizabeth City ' area and
take Over his duties here May 1.
He has five children. However,
only two will accompany him to
Dr. Higgins related that Col.
Gray was a very well qualified
man for the posititon and had
expressed a desire to join the
North Carolina'' public ... health
service, tor. Higgins said Dr.
Gray was completely experienc
ed in every iphase of this type
work. ' - ,
A Also, at . the district health
board meeting held at the local
Health Department ; Monday H.
A. Pete) Reid, chairman of the
Pasquotank, !: County ? Commis
si "rs. wdi named chairman of
t! board " to replace ' Mayor
V lad Darden of. Hertford. r Mr,
DUvUer tendered his resignation
due' -to c'.her business require.
LL,;u.lt;i5 1(1.1 -
be treated to a guided tour , of
'Hertford and a rendition of , a
minuet when they visit the town
on April 17. The Legislators will
be in the 'area for a meeting' at
the site bf the first General
Assembly which was held in 1665
ori the Pasquotank side of Little
River. ' .After a visit to Eliza
beth., City Jthe group will be met
by hostesses at the George Du
rant Marker on U. S. 17- north
of Hertford to begin their tour.
. Hostesses for the tour are Mrs.
X!liaMe skinner, 'Mrs.- (U. - M.
Jaekson. M". Harold White, Mrs.
Waltet lEdwards, Mrs. Herbert
Whlfleyp Mrs. ' Robert Hollowell,
Mrs. R. S. Monds, Mrs. $ P.
Uessup, Mrs,- H. ' Hardcastle,
yMrs. Morris Griffin, Mrs. Emmett
Iwihslow' and, Carroll Berry.
. Following' tne, tour inerraora
Gramnjar School fourth graders
will perform the minuet in cosr
tume, for the Legislators. ; The
Drocram will be dlrcted by Miss
Caroline, WfJ8ht and held at the
Grammar School. .
R. L. t "Bob'' Hollowell an
nounced here (Wednesday that
after ' much consideration, due
to extra business activities that
take him" out of . town, much of
the time, . he had decided not . to
seek' re-election as a commission
er' in the municipal election- to
be held May 7., '
"Kr. nollowell has servi as a(
Town Commissioner far 12 years.
In making tlie annwu-fment the
former commissiontr expressed
his appreciation to the voters of
the town who "supported, him,
rd also to .the. Mayor and
-L--S of the town board with
v : -h he has served.
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Mrs. Irene f owe of Perquimans was among the 200 Democratic parly. leaden who attended
the' luncheon at the Governor's mansion, last. week. . She is shown above being greeted by Gov
ernor Terry Sanford. The guests were entertained at the luncheon by Governor and Mrs. San
. ford. This was a feature of the two-day party eonferense held in connection whh the Jefferson-Jackson
Day. fund-raising dinner which was attended by over 2,000 Democrats from all
over the.state.. :..,';. ' ' -l
The combined ' choirsi of the
Hertford Baptist Church will on
Sunday morning sing excerpts
from v the Easter Choir cantata
entitled "The Crown of Life" by
Elsie Duncan Yale and Rob Roy
Peery. ,' ,
These excerptsM will " include
"It Was for': Thee,'v;,When I
Survey'; Ihd Wondrbus 5 Cuoss,"
"Our Savior Sleepfcf- "ThS Strife
Is O'er,"", Vmid . the Lilies,'''
"Fairest Lora aeaus," ahd "Come
te-. the Garden."1 Other selec
tions wiir include" "All Hail the
Pffrt Jsus' .Name y Oliver
fiolden: . "ApfrJ7 VaiiU9ln I W
hflmA-'j Lives'.' by G. F. Handel;
WeV You' There?" 1 and the
HoljCity" byStephen A5ani!.
''iolofsts-will be'R. 8, Moitas,
MrsiCharles Johnsdny'Mrs'. Dil-
bon Young ' and ' B. Harris.
The . trio ' will be composed of
Mrs. George Baker, Mrs. Fred
Mathews and Mrs. Howard Mat
'The .preceding music will be
sung by the church choirs at the
11 A. M, worship service. The
church extends a cordial invita
tion to all ' to come and hear the
message of Easter in music.
The Methodist, Baptist and
Episcopal' churches will conduct
the' three-hour service on Good
Friday t Holy ' Trinity Episco
pal Church. ' .
The ' servk; -.begins - at noon
and lasts until $ P. M. People,
may come and go, but are re
quested to enter or leave dur
ing the singing of a hymn, .
. There will be an introductory
address and six - meditations on
the following subjects: Offend
ed, by Virtue, 'Confronted By
Truth Tested by Sacrifice. Per
fected by 1 His Offering, Healed
by His Wounds, and Death Umto
Life. ; ;
Mr.' Harris will give two medi
tations, "Mr. Still will give two
and Mr.' Moseleyi will give two,
in addition to' the introductory
address. ,. , ' '" , 1
. : r
J. W. Dillon of the W. M.
Morgan' Furniture Company
here announced on Wednesday
morning that he' Is' candidate
for a seat on the r-rtfoxd Town
? Up F.iver
- " 1
TV's will I
mi. ! rvice '
iTowe and Governor Terry Sanford
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Vice President ,
John R. Martin has been ap
pointed a second vice president
jof Fi4e,Uty,; Bankers Life Insult
bmpany of Richmond at
the recent meeting of the; on
pany's oard -of idirwtws. if A 'na
tive,' of! iNorthA Cvilina, Martin
receive hi3 B.S. degree- from
the .University ot North. Caro
lina in"!l950t-.fter (serving with
the U. 's. , Air. "Force in World"
War II. .He returned - to ' ser
vice as a captain in the Army
Security Agency ruring the Ko
rean conflict. - Martin was
treasurer of Southern Heritage
Life Insurance Company for
two years before joining ' Fidel
ity Bankers Life in -1960. ' He
has i been director of "the Mar
keting Administration and an
assistant secretary of . the com
Martin is married to the
former . Ruth Tucker, .daughter
of Mrs,, WiHiarrt' t. Tucker, who
.resident of Hertford.
On R.S. Monds'
All. the people of Hertford are 1
invito tn .attptvl ' tho rnmhmod
EaeT Sunday "seVice-at' tlJg : to STHertforln
waterfront lawn of the S. Purchased Jhe first, second and selected as' one of 35 biol
Monds on EasterSunday at 5:25Kl.'hrJ ':mou?to respef teachers to participate in a sum
A. M. Choirs from the Hertford TabulaHons also reveal- , p sponsored by the
Baptist and the Hertford Memo -
Hwhi,wk'ilif ;'n0 'a'na tho
tj; ciiii. .,f t . hc
Hertford Methodist Church, will
. In case of rain1 "the -sunrise
service will be held in , the
Hertford Baptist Church. ,.
Follpwmg - the sunrise -service
all tho youth who attend ere in
vited ! to the Hertford . Baptist
Church for li6'nt refreshments.,
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Library To Oose , '
For Two Days !. .
.j x ,(.'- ,' '. . i 'f :-i-'fe';Sv'.5
ThevTerquimans ' County- Li
brary will be closed on Friday)
of this. ' week" : in observance of
"Good Friday',' ahd will be' open
on Saturday as usual !
The library will be closed
again en-Monday, April 13 in ob-
servance-'of Easter.' ;
To Vash Cars
The Hertford MYF will have
a car wash Saturday, April 13,
weather permitting, at the First
' r ,-f.t Church frorn f ?J j-?..
ui 2 r. J.
, SMp Matthews
Is Recipient Of
Hazel ' Skip" Matthews, 1962
football captain, was .named the
recipient of the Alumni Ath-
I letics Trophy as the outstand
ing North Carolina State College
a senior athlete for 1963.
' in a balloting by the State
College student body; ' Matthews,
a. senior from Hertford, won out
oyeif the wolfpack's all-America
Swimmer, - Ed Spencer " of Wal
lingford, Pei, ,
! Matthews, an academic, all
Atlantic Coast ' Conference selee
tic for 1962, as -well aspresi
deitt of the. JWonbgram CtuV and
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
on campus, will be presented the
trophy at a luncheon on Satur
day, May 4, during Alumni
The zoology major is the sec
ond! straight football player : to
receive .the award.
briel," football all-America, was
the 1962 winner., 7 ' -
Local Book Fair
The Book Fair sponsored by
the Perauimans Hicb Librarv
anA fh Rota rinh wa . .,,0.
cess. . During the four days , the
lair wafi held 40B v-.
sold.. i 1 The total' proceeds from
the sah was $202. Twenty1 per
cent of this amount is' retained
as profit by the library. This
profit will be used to buy cloth
bound books for the school, li-braryi--''"
Tabulations on the number 1 of
-Tr-L .I m r.r
third ' highest amounts respec-
1 1 '7 -r i t
- 1 1 ' 1 11. mrati nil - crn 1. o nn
I J : w.w ; uj
. a " "L J" ,PP" la r, -
1 to HotRod, Dr. KHdare's Se-
J '1- - XI . . 1 J ' J 1
icret . and ' Betty Crocker's All
About Bovs. . . . , ' , :
The" Book Pair was held, in
the new PCHS library although
it is not yet completely remod
eled. PTA members ; attending
Thursday night's meeting .were
given an opportunity to buy
books- and .also to get a sneak
preview of the library. '" 1
; It WC4 noted that oi the 180
books; offered for sale in , the
Book Fair, one-third are avail
able in cloth bound editions" in
the; school's Mlbrarv. - . ,
Sunrise Service For
' The annual Easter sunrise
service of the ! , Perquimans
j Methodist.' Chrage, .will X held
11 J , Jfethod,s scholastic averages. - -
Church , Sunday . morning at Bv . Mslttnou,, :nifio.j
The public , is invited to at
PTA MEETKCO CHANGED
The ' Winfall . central" Gram
mar School PTA meeting has
been cV " id to- llonday night.
at & o'clock.
ns - Jaycees
Totems ; Clinics
Under the supervision and di
rection of Perquimans County
judical Society, the Parkvil 3
Ruritan Club and Hertford Jay
cees .are sponsoring two Tetanus
Immunization Clinics on May 1
ipd 16th. Since tetanus (lock
jaw is commonly a fatal disease
but entirely preventable, all
people, who have never been im
munized pr who have not had a
booster within 5 years, are urged
to attend and take advantage
of the. free injections. Spring
and summer months bring acci
dents, some minor and many ma
jor ones, and protection against
preventable serious complications
like tetanus, is of vital import- His wife, Mrs. Maggie Wins
ance to adults and children alike, low Baccus. is rnnfinpd tn thP
Reports from N. C. State '
Board of Health reveal 12 cases
of tetanus in". 1961, nine of them
fatal. ... Eleven cases were report
ed in 1962, six fatal. All but
three cases were' from a rural
unvironmeut. Those who have
never been immunized need
injections cae to two weeks
apart and boosters are advised
every five years.
The iirst clinic will ' be held
Wednesday evening, May l, at
6:30 o'clock to 9:30 at Winfall
Comnijnity Building, and the
second clinic 'Thursday evening,
May 16 at 6:30 o'clock until 9:30
at the Municipal - Building in
Hertford.-, ' '"
The Parkville' Ruritan Club
and Hertford Jaycees join the
Perquimans County Medical So
ciety in urging all persons, ages
5 to 95 Sto attend these free
Roger Nixon Is
. Roger Nixon of Star Rout-
Winfall, sophomore at East Caro
lina Colleger,, was installed , as
president pi the campus chapter
of the national business fraterni-
y Delta Sigma Pi in a cere-
mony held in the chapter room
of the organization Tuesday,
April 2. :Mti:?; ':
Other officers who with Nixon
are members, of the Executive
Council -of the" fraternity were
also installed at the meeting.
They are Paul R. Stokes of Grif
ton, senior vice president; Fred
u- e 01 vice
Psiaeni -ana pieage master;
1 Richard M. Holbert of Greenville,,
' treasurer- James L. Rabon of
Monroe, secretary; Wayne Cook
of Wilson, historian, and Roger
V. Register ; of Turkey, social
The Council is now planning
a calendar of events for 196364.
Included among events will be a
Continued n Page Eight
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i To Attend Institute
James Patrick Harrell, son of
. j T 1irl,. TTnn11
National Science Foundation this
summer. The ' ' institute to be
held at North Carolina State
College, will consist of study in
the principles ! 'of genetics and
foundations of modern biology.
Mr. Harrell, a 1957 graduate of
Perquimans iHigh School and a
1961 m-aduate of East Carolina
College, is currently teaching at,
Millbrook High, School in Ra-
leigh. '- He also serves as assist
ant football coach and track
Honored At State
Skip ' Matthews, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hazel Matthews of
Hertford, was one of 44 students
honored recently at North Caro-
Alpha 2eta, an honorary frater-'1 port and Dr. T JP .Brinn will
nity for students in agrioulture.be commenced as early as possi-
He is a senior in, the School
of ; Agriculture, v majoring in
zoology and plant protection.
Mat(hews is a member of . the
State varsity football team, -
Work (Expected To Bcrjin
On Water Lines And Well
With $5,000 In Grant
Killed In Wreck
John C. Baccus, 66, a re
tired farmer of Gates County,
was killed Monday afternoon at
1 o'clock when he failed to stop
for an intersection an 'U S-.15B.
two miles north of Gatesville.
Albemarle Hosnital -ith larpra.
According to the investigating
officer, State Trc per B. R. In-
scoe, Baccus was traveling noith
on N. C. 37 in a 1960 Falcon
and fsi.'ed to step for the inter
section cf ?,7 and U. S. 158
A i959 Ford station wagon
driven by Francis Warren Meek-1.,,
in. nf Mn... n;,i ,i,v,
Baccu.' vehicle. Meekins was
not hospitalized, according to
Besides his wife, Baccus is
survivevd by three daughters.
Mrs. Irma Leona Meads and
Miss Phyllis Baccus of Hertford
and Miss Pauline Baccus of
Washington, D. C; five sons,
Odell. Lindsey and Gilbert Bac-
cus of Hertford. Marvin Baccus
of the U. S Air Force and Au-1
brey Baccus of Washington,
D. C; four sisters, Mrs. Ellen
l,mh nf TvnPr Mr . Minnie
Howell and- Mrs. Annie Byrum I
of Elizabeth City and M.s. Nel
lie Chappell of HertfmJ; two
brothers, Archie Baccus of
Hertford and Gary Baccus of
Norfolk: 12 randchildm an
0negredt efa1J-; T-:Vp voted bv the" board
John Bers Is
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John G. Beers filed this week
for a seat on the Hertford Town
Council in the coming municipal
election May 7.
Beers is the fifth announced
candidate for election in the
election. Incumbent Mayor V-
N Darden was the finite file,
W. F Ainsley the second, Ains-
ley filing tor a seat as-a com
missioner, Emm?tt Landing fil-'
ing for the Mayor's post, and two
incumbent commissioners W. A. '
"Billy" White and H. C. Sulli-:
van. ' ,
. Beers, vice president of J. . C. 1
Blanchard & Co., Inc., is manager
of Blanchard's farm equipment !
department. He is the only two-
'winner of the Hertford Jaycees
' Distinguished Service Award; he
was instrumental in organizing
d. building of the Perquimans
Recreation Park. He is captain
of the Hertford Fire Department,
a member of the Federal Hous-
ing Authority, on the Board of
Directors of the Chamber!
Continued on Page 6
A Look Backward
, Ai .fonnd In The Parqulmana
VMkly File of Yesteryear
u if i n j . 7 : tri-
.tt ;nf and Bobby Elliott, town clerk of
Clean-Up Campaign - Residents Hertford , saw the two walking
urged to help clean up town .. .la1n. thB htohw- .. nirVflH
Everybody is called upon to co-
'operate in the clean-up campaign
in Hertford next week. ' The slo-
. up,rui- ,about . 30 minutes before their -Up"t'
which got its start from break was diacovetwi-. .
the enterprtsuig merchants who Twiford was aw&iting trial for V
first ; began to improve their, n. .(nmnui. t u. ,
places of business, making the
downtown section look "; made
over and ready for spring, is ex
pected to spread until the whole
town " is cleaned up, from one
end to the other, without a back
yard left unimproved or an alley
M. . , ,
- not - clean. - v .
. Physicians' Office Will Soon
the new office building to be
orriinipd bv : Tr: r a. tiaven-
ble after-, the "sale of the frame
building formerly occupied by
the late Dr." G. E. Newby. A
brick building will be construct
ed on this site to be used as of
Coniinued on Page Five
I Mayor V. N. Darden told the
.Hertford Town Board here Mcnf
I day night in its April meeting
that the first 25, $5,000 of the
$20,000 grant for the. Housing
and Home Finance Agency had
been received. The Town of
Hertford will receive a $20,000
grant under the r.ew federal
accelerated public works pro
gram. Matched with local f unds,
the money will be used to ex
pand the municipal water sys
tem and will include a second
deep well and new lines south
along U. S. 17.
Contracts for this project were
awarded Kellogg-Cuthrei', Inc.,
of Manteo for the southvvjrd ex
tension of the city water line
and R. L. Magette Company of
Smithfield, Va., received the
contract for a deep well, pemp
and pump house at the well
The work will begin within' a
tew days and is contracted to
in 120 calendar
days, which will offer employ
ment to many people.
The Mayor also reported to
the board that a workable pro
gram, h.-.d been sent to the Fed
eral Housing and he had receiv
ed a letter stating ' everything
looked in order and would be
advised when approved.
Larry Adylett, Jr., executive
! """w ul r erquimans
Uunty Chamber of Commerce,
i'net, with the board askin8 r
tunrls to assist in the Clean-up,
Flx"uP Campaisn. The board
approved a $50 donation for this
project and slated it felt that
money will be well spent, since
the Town of Hertford 'is getting
into the urban retiewal program.
lslum arance and tidying, up.
' tiat tVio rial inn 11 ant invae Ko
!erti$t . 'during the month of
i'r ,1 .
majaiKi . , tne sale ot uppaia
taxes will iie held on Monday
at noon on June 10 at the Court
I Fu-e Chief Bobby Elliott gave
his report lo the board on the
Fire Department action. He
stated that the first three months
of this year there were 19 fire
calls, comparing the months with
the first three last year, at which
time there were only 10. He
stated that the increase in fire
thfa wag due to
and woods fires (
Two youths awaiting trial 'n
Perquimans County ; Superior
Court next week fled from 'the
jail in Hertford last ' Thursday
night ' but were picked up loss
, than two hours later while
walking along U. S. 17 five
' miles north of Hertford.
Clarence Edward Twiford, 19,
of 710 Second Street, Elizabeth
of.Citv. and Georee Edward White.
16, Negro, of Hertford Route 3.
overpowered Trotman Miller, jail
janitor, about 7 P. M., took his
keys and locked him in a cell.
They marched out of the jail
and headed toward Elizabeth
- Highway Trooper R. W. Rawls
'them Up without any trouble.
Hertford Chief of Police B
Gibbs said the men were
I -W Hie, . HUlVIIIUWtll ''I AW .
previously 'has served time for ;
stealing money; White, charged
with breaking and entering, hasr
served time in a training school
for breaking and entering, '
The PTA r Study- On Physical .
Fitness,'"- which , was originally .
scheduled for February 27 and,
postponed because of rain, will
be held ' Wednesday , evening, '
April 17, in the auditorium tf
the' Perquimans Central Gram
mar School. '
Dr. Croi! i r - " " -
le:gh will !