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Volume XXX.-Uvnbc 18.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 3, 1963.
5 Cents Per Copy
LY ' :
Hertford voters, casting - 550
ballots in the primary election
here Monday, Dai-den, White and
Sullivan, incumbents, were nom
inated and two new members -4oi
the board,' John G. Beers and
W, F. Ainsley. ''. ' '
- Nominated as candidates for
offices of .Mayor and Commis
sioners for the general election
coming up next Tuesday, May 7,
were incumbent 'Mayor V. ... N.
Darden, - Commissioners W. - A.
(Billy) White, Henry C. Sullivan,
John G.' Beers and Vf, jV-Alns-ley.
The primary, tantamount to
election, developed much Inter
est among' the voters Of Bert-
ford and the recorded Vote was
the largest cast during the past
Mayor V.' N. Darden received
344 votes and his opponent, Em
mett Landing 201. ' ' ". "
Incumbent W. A. (Billy White
led the race for re-election nom
ination as Commissioner. He re-1
ceived 438 votes; John Beers,
377; incument Henry C. Sulli
van, 368, and W. P. Ainsley, 343.
Vote totals for other candi
dates were Ji W, Dillon, 329; Ce
cil C. Winslow, 159 and Erie
Haste, Jr., 94. - ' -
Some ballots were discarded
by 4he .election officials because
mark the ballot. ! A number of r - Foiirtnew memorial books have
these voters I failed 4o observe been given to ;the. Perquimans
the oYie-shot law" and failed to'Cdunty Library this week! Great
' vote for at least four Commh-'Idbas of Today, an anthology of
sioners as required by law. 1 ,! j speeches on current history is in
V The general election; lot the JnenWy of Mr." John C.Baccus;
Mayor and jvh EvMd'"wiir be, The Paints bij VanGogh in mem
a, held next Tuesday," May 7. JCIec- cry of Mr. J. P. Perfar; The Pace
tiQti officiaijtVill be-the same as ta North "XWeVlCttLsfr 'in ni?m
- for the primary and the $bUintf!bry,bf , Ms.. Perry,-and Birds of
place will be open from :30
A. M. mtU 8:30 P. t ' 1 J
Following the central OleeUoit
the officials will ..assume their1
duties at the regular May! meet
ing on Monday, May 13. - ...... ',.
. Perquimans residents selected
from sixtv names drawn to serve
as Jurors for a special term of
' Superior Court in Dart Cotihty,
which convened on Monday for
the trial of Edwift G. Moore n.
who is charged i three separate
bills of indictment with the un
lawful burning of the Parkerson
Hotel at Nags Head April 25,
1961, are as fol!ws:, j ; , ;
Willis ' Si JBaccus',', Calvin C,
(Continued oft .Pact Tfcie) , r
i jal' tt A
a tightiy played game at
Williamston last Friday the Peri
I quimans High School Indians
' registered a 2 to ,1 Albemarle
Conference victory. .. ' - '1 1
Freddie Comb,s started on the
mramd for the. Indians. Before
Conilnued an Ta-a t'hl I
Residents arfled To Vaccinate
Doro Before May '31 Deadline
W. Ray' White, Perquimans
Qounty dog warden and rabies
inspector," who has been con
ducting a rabies vaccination
clinic at various' places through
out the county during the month
of April, stated this week that
the dogs vaccinated so far had
been very few.
The vaccination . campaign
which, got under way in ' April
will continue through l.'-y ZlsV
All dog owners are . . 1 by
law to have their i : ir fi?ss
During t" t r
i s ownirj '
; Joe a' l --
Kasicd At Union
ScIicgI Hay 5lh
On Sunday afternoon,' May 5 at
4 o'clock Perquimans. County
Union School is presenting its
High School and Elementary
School Glee Clubs in their an
nual musical. The theme select
ed this year is ' "Music For a
Week.", i The 'Glee' Clubs are un
der the direction of Mrs. 1L, T.
Andrews. The performance will
be held in the school ' audi
torium' There Will be no, admis
Immediately following the mu
sical there will be "open house"
AH classrooms . will be open for
visitations by parents, friends
and visitors. , " V '; - '
;We hope the ! public will re
member this date and plan to at
tend the occasion. This notice is
the only invitation being sent
out. Your presence will be ap
preciated. l - t
America, in memory . the Hon.
iGariand & Ferguson 'Wash-
ciitgton d.i G. , . "J ' " k
&?RM i 1 ' "?
Other new books are: Colonial
one. oi tne Lire worm beries
which , are published by 'Time
Magazine and the, April issue of
American Heritage- i , . 'A S
New fiction includes the fol
lowing: ; The Sword at Sunset,
a Literary Guild . selection;
Where's ;Annie( by Bassing; Roses
in 'December by . Keyes (a re
print); iiari in Wait by Dorothy
Gardnerand six new Earle Stan-
ly. Gardner mysteries., and three
new iigni romances,
For young people, the library
has six ew Black Stallion books
by Farl y; two Betsy and Tacy
books h; Lovelace and two new
Zane Grpy sports books v ' -
, A , demonstration lecture pro
gram titled . "This Atomic
World," Will be presented in an
assembly program at Perquimans
, High School on May 8,
The progratn, sponsored by tne
... - ....
United States Atomic uiergy
Commission, is .presented by the
Oak- Ridge Institute of Nuclear
Studies, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
' The institute 4s a nonprofit,
Continued en Page Six
or dogs against rabies. , - ,
If you have not yet complied
with the law in having your dog
vaccinated, do so today. After
Mav fli an additional fee will be
charged and those failing to have
their degs vaccinated face .the
possibility of court action.
IPersons in the qunty owning
dogs and caring fo ' them, and
those that love their families' are
urged to take this simple pre
caution by,- the rabies vaccina
tion. Protect your animals, your
family, and reject yoUr com
munity. Coir 'y with the state
I.jv. Ee su' , , d--n't le sor;y.
' ' 3 is a ( vcnt"b
V r c 's vac'Gll.i f-.'.nst
t i i s'i n
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For 25lh GIslrict
, Mrs. John ' Hurdle was in
stalled as the ehairman of the
25th District of Home Demon
stration Cluhs on April 24.
Perquimans County i Home
Demonstration Club ., members
won the attendance gavel for the
lourtn consecutive .r year. mvs.
meivin ture, wuuiicu
r i n ji r :i
! J i ! I .1 1 M '.
yrewucMi, teueivcu uib. uowi iui,,are planned which will be very
the county, v Forty; 5 members interesting and informative. They
traveled to Camden , County to arp a fniinwr
attend the annual meeting. Car
rying out the ' : Tercentenary
theme, ladies ; were '' greeted by
hostesses in colonial J costume.
They ' were served , lunch by
ladies dressed in colonial dresses.
The stage was decorated with a
large seal of. 1663 designed with
the coats of arms '-of the eight
original Lords Proprietors. ;
Perquimans County gave the
district . report of accomplish
ments .'of the past year, i Mrs.'
Fannie Hurdle wrote and nar
rated the report. She compared
the role of the hvmemaker of
today with the homerhaker of the
Tercentenary period.. , She dis
cussed the advantages brought
to the homemaker by the Home
Demonstration ; Club. Qn' the
stage three scenes' portrayed a
glimpse of life in colonial times.
Mrs. Harold White, dressed in
costume, sat - by a spinning
wheel; Mrs. M. T. Griffin made
bread from an old bread tray;
Mrs. E. J. Proctor, 'Sr., sat by a
colonial ' butter churn. In v this
atmosphere, MrS. Hurdle, told of
the many . outstanding . acdom
; : : Continued on Pag Sayan :
'rivor hrrinii 'f lh 'have
arrived as they do each.. year
'durihg the spawhlng season,
erj' fishermen here report their
qat(;hes' haven't been too" . greats
u pto tne present: time.
. . . ' .1.' ,r i
Usually when the' fish arrive
the banks of the river and lo
cal I creeks are lined with fish
ermen and their families equip
ped with dip nets dipping the
herring out of the -water. ; -. . .
The arrival of the herring has
caused sport fishing to be not .
so good, as the fish are feeding i
on the spawning herring eggs,!
so we are told. ' V ; r -
E..- M. "Gene' . Simmons.' 3U
who was an employee bf Albe
marle Electric Membership Con
poratidn. of JHertford. before en
tering the service,; has been re-i
cently employed by planters Cot
ton Oil Company' of Rocky
Mount. He will be the Planters'
sales representative,., serving an
area north and northwest, of
Rocky Mount , to Virginia. I
Gene 13 a native of Halifax
County. He attended N. C. State
College ' and graduated in mech
anized agriculture in the Depart
ment of Agricultural Engineer
ing in I960. -
While working here with Al
bemarle Electric in 1961 Gene
married the former Cam Johnson
of Scotland Neck and they have
one son, Murray, si(.m6nths old.
He left ; here and served two
years active duty in the .U. S
Army in the" Air Defense Artil
lery and now holds the rank of
first lieutenant in. the U- S. Army
Reserve, ' '
j, Mrs. Gladys Morgan announced
today that the next distribution
of surplus foods' for, pet sons in
Perquimans County will , be for
"one day only" next Tuesday.
May 7, from 8 A M., until 12
-soon and from 1 P. M until 4:30.
I " s. Kormn urges all those
d to receive food
t' i r !s ; i timele'ght judging
Perquimans . County . , Home
Demonstration Clubwomen will
be celebrating National Hnme
Demonstration Club Week next
week May 6-11. A series' of
events for Permi maris OuintvJ
... . . . '
On Monday, May 6, there will
be a County Craft Exhibit, put j
in iDarden's Department Store
window. Mrs William Winslow,
County ' Home Demonstration
Crafts Leader.will be in charge ng A's arid B's. r
of this exhibit. It will feature j Seventeen students winning
various crafts made by Perquim- scholastic hohors for the fifth
ans County women and will , vrading period listed on the A
show what beautiful work h8jS,Pnor Roll announced today by
been done. a ' i .the nrincinal. R. C. Woodard. are
On Thursday,. May 9. there
will be a special program begvn
ning at 2:00 P. M., in the Hert-1
ford Grammar School, with a
demonstration by Mrs. y Lillie-j
Little, Extension' Housing Spe
cialist. An informal tea will be
held immediately afterwards. At
3:00, there will be a tour of new
and remodeled homes pt Per
quimans County. ' Mrs. ' Thomas
Proctor County Home Dehion
enstration Housing Leader, will
be in charge of the tour. 7 This
Will end at 5:00 P. M. ' "A num
ber of interesting new homes will
be included in this tour, and we
urge not only club members tb
attend, but other ihterested per
sons, especially, young ' home-
makers Who plan to build in the
near future,", states Mrs.' Melvln
Eure.' County Council president,
Om Friday, May' 10. at 6:30
P. M.. in the Durants Neck Com
munity Building,the .PHrapts
Jeclt Home,,Dsmonsijration (Chib
yiiipe: hostesa tor the armuai
CnmUnissioneri'i i! niiiLTVprl'f rThis
bCpmrnissjaners'i i! DiniJerj'f fThi
jrear Apchi e ,,T. Lane,; Sr.? Coun
ty Representative ftoro Perquim
ans .County, will, be-the.' guest
speaker . ,. ' . ''; ' !
, Th public is invited ,to stop
by and look sab -ikM
habit' in .Darden's Wiaw aad'idH
so .to., attend the meeting on
Thursday in Hertford Grammar
acnooi ana tne tour aiterwara
A tjook Backward
' At Feend la The FerqalmaW
tffklf File of Tntorymr
Dr. C. A. Davenport President
Of Rotary: Dr. C. A. Davenport
was,! elected, 'presidentoH'th'
Hertford Rotary . Club .. pt, the
meeting Tuesday; 'night.. F.' T.
Johnson , was elected vice, presi
dent and, Silas ,M- Whedbee sec
retarytreasurer. Dr., Davenport,
Whi) I would not hafe taken over
the bffice under ordinary condi
tionpuntil Julji. l, has been act
ing presidjenf since Dr. Luther
Hi "Butler moved, t? Greensboro
some Weeks ago. :
Dj R. Trueblood Badly Burned
Recovering: D. R. Trueblood,
who was painfully burned about
the hands and wrists last Thurs
day at his Wjnfall garage, re
ports his condition as much im
proved. Engaged in welding an
automobile part, Mr. Trueblood
found that the fire being used
was getting out of control' and
called for water. Somebody
picked up a 'bucket containing
gasoline and was thrown on him
through error. Mr. Trueblood's
clothing caught fire: 'exercising
presence of mind Trueblood fell
to the ground and rolled his bpdy.soon t the brochures were or-
in tha dirt extinguishing the firq'dered and will be distributed at
but., , meantime 'ms nanas
been painfully burned. ''
Annual! livestocks Show -
1 Perquimans County entries in
the 18th annual -Livestock Show
held Tuesday in Elizabeth City
dominated 'the hog division as
they have forth past two years.
Melvin "Eure, it., of (Route 3,
won top individual and pen of
three ribbons. His entries were
of Duroc-Hampshire cross.
Donnie Roberts ; of Currituck
County ' was first : and John
i Brumsley second in the pen of.
t 'tf . rauotakjthiri.
f 6 To 11
97 Students On
PCHS Honor Roll
The Perquimans County High
School's honor roll lists 97 stu
dents in the fifth grading period
under the hew grading system1
being used at the
e A Honor
two honor rolls,
Roll, students making all A's and
A-B Honor Roll, students mak-
as follows: : ' .
h; A Honor Roll f
9th Grade .Bobby Hollowcll,
James Lilly and Beth Harris.
10th Grade Margaret ' Ainsley,
Mary Lee Newby, ' Phyllis Wil
liams. Phyllis Nixon, Betty Ruth
Smith and Reggie Webb.
'i 11th Grade Gloria Miller and
Patricia Rountree. '
" 12th Grade Bob Hill. Betsy
Continued on Pas 3
Winf all's town election will be
held on Tuesday, May 7, at
J, F. Hollowell it SttnS, at which
time the town people Will elect
a. May or and three Commission-
( Officials serving Winfall at
the present time and who" are
unopposed in the - election1 are:
Elijah .White, Mayor, and Com -
missioncrs J, F. Hollowell, ' Sr.;
David Trueblood ; and Nathan
Hertford Nurses -
tofftcers Of Class
Student -Nurse Officers of the
student nurses classes at Albe
marle Hospital are from Hert
ford,' Senior Class leaders are
Linda Tynch, president; SaraH
lOail, vice president; Mary -Alice
Sawyer, secretary; Elaine Sum
ner, treasurer and Lovoida Mol
lis, reporter. .
Meet Next Monday ,
'Commissioners for Perquimans1
County ,. will hold' their : Ma;
meetinn next ' Monday. May
beginning at 10 o'clock in thfe
Chut House. '.; '-. ', ' ' " "'
Persons desiring to confer
with the board are requested to
note the time and place of the
County Brochure v
Claude Brinn. Chairman of the
Tourists' Committee of the Per
quimans ounty Chamber of Com
merce, announced today that the
first brochure for Perquimans
County has been completed and
is available at the Chamber of
fice. v v
The brochure, showing histori
cal sites of the county, is de
signed as a tourist attraction, as
. Voir, Mints' nlnnir tho Eastern Rea-
.board.:': .. .;. :,. i
County won grand champion
honors in the show on a 1555
pound Angus steer he entered.
, "The reserve champion '. steer,
also an Angus, was entered by
Donnie Roberts. Bobby Harrell
of Perquimans won third place
with a : Hereford,' Bobby also
placed . second in the individual
hog, Judging.. His brother Tom
my was third. Carter IRogersoh
took second place in the pen at
I three-class. Clark Bright was
i . .
,S5ts tiwitetion To
I Mary Roland Barbee, daughter
'of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Barbee.
has been named with four other
area ihigh school students that
have had invitations sent them
for the eight-week summer ses
sion of the unique Governor's
School for gifted students.
The boys and girls will live,
eat. steep, study and play on the
campus of Salem College at Winston-Salem.
The entire program
will be free to the students. The
program is being financed for
three summers through a $225
000 grant from the Carnegie
Corp., of New York and another
$225,000 from foundations and in
dustries in Winston-Salem.
The. idea of the state-operated
public school geared to the spe
cial ; needs of the .unusually
bright and talented high school
students was born in the mind
of Gov. Terry Sanford, for whom
the School is named.
Mary Barbee was selected to
study in social science.
Negro Held On
Johnnie W. Whitehurst, Negro
of Wilimngton, Delaware, facing
charges of rape and attempted
rape in Perquimans County Re
corder's Court on Tuesday, was
bound over for action by the
Grand Jury at the October term'
of Superior Court.
Probable cause was found in
the preliminary hearing before
Judge Charles E. Johnson, who
ordered Whitehurst held for
.Uc.byUhe JGMnd Jurs
WhitemsV is ' aiarged "w3th
rape, and attempted rape of Wil -
I lie Mae Feltoh, 28-year-old Hert-
1 ford Negro, mother of five child-
ren. ' y '
Willie Mae Felton testified that
on the night " of Tuesday, April
14, Whitehurst raped her, that
She never knew him before that
night. The woman said she Went
to Snook's Place to see her sis
ter, left Snook's Place and went
to the Savoy on Market Street,
and there she saw Whitehurst
sitting on the pool room steps.
She did not speak to him and
left the Savoy alone, walking up
Market Street toward the down
town section. Whitehurst, she
said, followed her and close to
the Tynch Fish Market grabbed
her. She stated. -she fought, ihira
and he threw her on the ground
and beat her with the hand that
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i An executive meeting of the
Pasquotank - Perquimans-Camden
Tuberculosis Association will be
held Thursday, May 9 at 8 P. M.
in the TB office located in the
District Health Department at
Members . serving from Per
quimans County are Dr. Allan
Bonner, Archie Lane and R. L.
- J. W. Jennette, president of the
TB Association, ; urges members
serving on the executive board
to attend for program and bud
To De Discussed
R. L. Hollowell. Chairman of
the Medical Investigation Com
mittee of the Perquimans Coun
ty. Chamber "-of- Commerce,' an
nounced today that Norman H.
Harris, Director, Medical Pro
grams for The i Sears-Roebuck
Foundation, will be la Hertford
on May 15th for a meeting
8:00 P. M., ; in . the .Municipal
Building, to discuss before the
public needs for medical facili
ties for Perquimans County. ' -
This is a follow-iip, from the
survey conducted by the Medi
cal Investigation Committee.
Anyone wishing to attend this
meeting is cordially invited.
Charge Of Rape
Meeting May 9th
A. Larry Aydbtt, Jr. Is
One Of 20 To Receive
Fred Linton Scholarship
MAYOR V. N. DARDEN
Hertford voters in a primary
election held Monday re-elected I . . . .... ,,.,,'
. . '. . I Howell, chairman Institute Schol
V. N. Darden lo another term. r.,-, ... . .. ...
as Mayor of Hertforrd. He de-
f eaied Emmelt Landing 303 to
.173 votes. .
. Fred Winslow
Mrs. Fred Winslow of Winfall
has been named winner of the
secind week of the Clean Up,
Paint Up, Fix Up Campaign
sponsored by the Chamber of
elude painting . the house 'and
.roof, . which took a total of 26
gallons of paint at 10 points per
gallon and planting of 100'flow-
ler plants, for which the judges
allowed 10 points, making a to
tal of 270 points. '
I This award of $10 Was for the
second of four consecutive weeks
of property improvements. Two
more weeks remain in the con
test and there will be a weekly
winner announced. A fifth
award of $10 will be given to
the over-all winner.
Each week individuals wishing
to. participate in the contest
should pick up an entry blank
from the merchants or at the
Chamber of Commerce office.
Any, home or business within
the county is eligible and all
entries must be received by the
Chamber of Commerce office on
Friday at 12 o'clock P. M. each
A A Meeting At
Methodist Church U
There will be an A. A. open'
meeting held Tuesday night,
May -7. 'at 8 o'clock at the First
All interested persons are in
vited to attend.
Mental Health Center Now
Hinges On Camden - Chowan
the Albemarle Menining out and if we do not take
tal Heaitn ceiter is
Ceiter is reactivated
now rests squarely , upon the
shoulders of residents of Cho
wan and Camden counties, it
was announced Saturday by the
Rev. Heath Light, president of
the Mental Health Association.
Dr. Robert Fink, consultant of
the mental health section of the
State Board of Health, attended
a meeting held in Hertford. He
pointed . out that ' Pasquotank
County Commissioners already
had approved funds for the cen
ter, '.contingent upon , approval
by the other counties, and that
Perquimans had. verbally agreed
to participate, i 1 '
One Commissioner from Cho
wan and three' from Camden
present. " They said they
at'had had no expression from the
people , of their counties and
could - take rio ' action until .the
people . 'disclose their wishes
about participating, t
"We are hoping that the resi
dents of Chowan and, Camden
Counties will contact their. Com
missioners immediately and' give
their, views since time is' run-
A. Larry Aydlett, Jr., execu
tive manager of the Perquimans
County Chamber of Commerce,
Inc., has been informed that he
has been selected from some 20
applicants to be the first re
cipient of the Fred Linton
Scholarship to the Institute for
Organizational Management. This
means that the North Carolina
Association of Chamber of Com
merce Executives will pay the
tuition for Aydlett's studies at
Athens, Georgia, during the
third week in June.
The Institute was moved from
Chapel Hill to Athens. The
board of directors of the
NCACCE have voted to add ad
ditional funds to help defray
In the letter to Aydlett from
the North Carolina Association
of Chamber cf Commerce Exe
cutives, Inc., from the president,
fir,! i rr CZtttViria nnr? AlU.i L1
ed in part. "My sincere con
gratulations to you, .not only for
receiving the scholarship but al
so for choosing Chamber of Com
merce management as a career.
I think you will find it person
ally rewarding and monetarily
Rotary Club, 6:15
Masonic Lodgjet v.
Angela Stallings " -WUma
David C. Enos i
Edna Thigpen .
Susan V.. Long ,
Lions Club, 6:45
'Jane Swindell" '
C. F. Sumner
Mrs. Rubcll Byrum
First Methodist WSCS
Sarah C. White
Effie Caddy .
Auxiliary Will Meet
Monday, May 6th
, Th Saint Catherine Auxiliary
of Hqly TrinityiEpiscopal Church'
wifl meet Monday hight," May' 6, '
at 8 o'clock at the, new Winslow
Memorial Parish .House of Holy
All members are urged to at
tend the meeting.
idelinite action ow we will find
the area without mental health
facilities," , Light declared.
Dr. Fink assured the . group(
that a'fiill staff of 'trairie'd work- '
ers would be supplied the clinic
providing all counties participate.
He emphasized that the counties
must include funds in their next
fiscal year if they are to have
the clinic. , , " ,
On Thursday night Dr. Fink
and Light met with members of
the board of trustees of Albe--.
marie Hospital and Pasquotank
Commissioners regarding the pos
sible inclusion of mental health
facilities in the hospital's future
expansion program. '" The trus
tees , have been advised' to start
now making plans for expansion
H Dr. Fink told the trustees that'
state and federal funds would
be available for constructing and -staffing
a mental health clinic at
the hospital ia the future. He
Said the trend was toward small
er : hospitals -V having . mental
health clinics, rather than con-.
cehtrating on the larger hos
pitals. - ' -