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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina.'Friday, Miy 17, 1963.
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5 Members of 'the
Town Board, elected
Mov 1 nocnimA ' iUttiw 'Antffee tat
meeting held Monday night4
er being sworn into 'office'
of Court W. Jarvis
Ward. i ;
board V wa
.the ceremony the
Mayor V. N. Dai-den named as
city manager. - Charles E. John
son, Jr., was reappointed city at
torney and R. C. Elliott was re-.
appointed as town clerk. Mem
bers of the new board are Mayor
V. N. Darden and Commissioners
W. A. (Billy) White, Henry C.
Sullivan, John O, Beers and W.
F, Ainsley. -., ..
The first part of the meeting
was conducted by the old Board
ofr Commissioners, at :. which
time Francis B. Nixon and W.
T. Elliott, members of the Hert
ford ABC Board,; gave a report
on the sales . and 1 increase in
sales since the ooeninc of the
ABC 'store. in Hertford. '
J, Emory White , was appoint-
ed by the Towq Board as third
member of the ABC 'Board to
serve the unexpired term of Dr.
Allan B, - Bonner, who retired
from the board and was elected
to the Perquimans Board of Edu
cation. vWhite will serve iDr.
Bonner's unexpired term, which
runs until August, 1964, '.
Francis B. Nixon was ap
pointed by the board as chair
man of the Hertford ABC Board.
Following this business the bid
Board of Commissioners .ad
journed and the new members
were given the oath of off ice by
Clerk -of Court W. Jarvts Ward.
A, W. Hefren and R. L. "Bob"
HoUowell,. who dd not seek re
election to the board, retired fol
lowig; , the'; ;' first fcart of the
length meeting MQr-"y niht
Fire Chief R "C i.liott re-
"Dortedto the ToWn Board JtVwt
during the month; of April there
Wens seven ffrt calls; all -out m
thef'county. tThat att average; of
nine firemen put of the company
of 10 Answered each 'call. 1 '
r He informed the board - mem
bers that up until' May . I four
city calls were' answered with a
total loss of $287 on ah estimated
! value of property Involved- of
$31,000. . palls, ,3n the. . cpvinty
answered numbered 22. .oss
was $7,319 and ' the estimated
; value of propertyi involved was
$45,700. A i toUl : of 28 - calls
were made in town and county j
.up until May J, running much
higher than last year, Chief
Elliott stated that this was due
to grass -and Woodland fires.
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Local Students On
Honor Roll At ECC
Students at East. Carolina Col
. lege who. have . received official
recognition from the college be
cause of -their excellent records
in academic work during the
. winter quarter of . the present
. school year have been announced.
. V . Perquimarls ; County ' is repre
sented on the honor lists as fol
lows: - (Phyllis Lee Hendren, Rt
2, Tyner; Walter E. Mathews,
Hertford, andDan R. Winslow,
PGHS Statfettte' Ranlt High In
Schblareliip QuaKfying Test
The results of the National
Merit Scholarship , Qualifying
- Test have been returned to stu
dents -at Per-':r-is High
School. The tcct was adminis
tered to ' members of the junior
class In March, v
Twd Perqui'nans students,
Wayne Chappc'l and r.e:nald
Eaker, had aCe scores in
the nineties.; C'jt other Trr
quimans stuUer.'j ri-'.ed t'
the ( seventy-fi: "i r:r:- '.'2s.
These six si-' Vs -.re f--8
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er's Court was in lengthy ses
sion here Tuesday, lasting until
noon. '-, Presided over by Judge
Charles E. Johnson, a docket of
27 cases .was disposed of. 1
No probable cause was found
in a case charging Earl B. Wins
low and Harrison Baker with
taking $867 from-the person of
Mrs. Delia T. Coburn of Win
fall. George Davenport, ., charged
with assault on Emeline Daven
port,; and did maliciously burn
j persona property- peiongmg w
Emeline.' Davenport was meted
.a six. month road 'sentence for
his wronf doings. The" sentence
to ' be suspended upon payment
of ! $100 fine and costs. To the
costs $50 to be added for use of
Emeline Davenport - ,.
Prayer for judgment was con
tinued in the case charging
Claudia White with unlawfully
and . wilfully slapping Denise
Dai in the face with her hand.
'Linwood Welch, charged with
assaulting Walter Lee Rodgers,
was given a 30-day sentence.
Sentence . to be suspended upon
payment of a $10 fine and court
costs. I i . i,
Willje i Webb was found not
guilty as charged of assaulting
Fleet Cooper. - .
; Lee Skinner, charged with as
sauit on nattie . Skinner, was
-ta4V) U1K PMIrf nActQ V'-i
t-WUliam , JfpwtoitV charged
with passing" ai stopped school
bus While stop sign was out and
red i light wason and when bus
was unloading, was, fined $25
and taxed With court costs.
Charlie I". 1 Whidbee, ? charged
With not having a valid operat
or's: 'or -bhauffeur's license,' was
fineti $25 and costs.
Ellis Hinton paid the costs on
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New Books Arrive
At Local Library
A -number of new. memorial
books . 'have ; been received in
the Perquimans County Library
The .History , of " Flower Ar
rangement was given in memory
of - Mrs. Mary Lou- Jordan God'
win: Colonial Living, in memory
of ' Mrs. Harriett .Cox Mctfider,
and the ; following f are all in
memory of Jesse P.'yJ'erry: Our
Living Bible; The Importance of
Prayer; We Believe In Prayer; J
and ' Encounter With ; Spurgeon
(the - noted Baptist .. preacher of
the :19th century England). .
Other new bookr in the library
this week are: ! The Rothschilds
by Morton; Biography of Scott
Fitzgerald by Turnbull; Autobio
graphy . of ' Eleanor, Roosevelt;
Fail-Safety Burdick and Wheel
er; Ride the Wild Country by
Farrell; Arms for Adonis by Jay
and My Life In Court by Nizer.
amount of 'effort ,j a student is
willing! to spend. , , v 1 ? ' j
The test is administered at the
local high school., ,The tests' are
returned to the testing' center In
Evanston, Illinois, for scoring.
The results are then returned to
the school where they are in
terpreted , to the students. -- In
most schools the handling of test
scores is dqne by. the guidance
counselor.. However; in the ab
sanpe cf a full time guidance
counselor, Mrs. G. W. Barbee, li
brarian and - teacher" at the
school, also assumes the guid
ance and counseling functions.
In f -ptember and -October,
1CC3, " the schools will be. no
W'.'.zi of ta status of the tar-i-
vri'g stu 'nts. A list of
; v fs in cch s'-4-1 end
- " be r t. r
'Mrs. Ralph Jordan, who is a
native of England" and sinct the
war, has been living in this
county, having married a local
boy, this year .accepted the
chairmanship of the 1963 Easter
Seal Campaign and with Mrs.
Joe Towe White , successfully
reached the $500 quota.
Mrs. ? Jordan, - the ; c'lairman,
who - resides at 223. Woodland
Circle in Hertford, received the
following letter this : week from
Bill Bailey, field , consutant for
the N. C. Society for Cripped
Children and. Adults, Inc. -
"Congratulationsr I just re
ceived the analysis report for
the 1963 Easter Seal; Campaign
in Perquimans County and you,
Mrs. White: and everyone . who
helped , with 1 the campaign are
to be highly commended. I, be
lieve you will be interested in a
few campaign figures from the
past , - " " '
"Your report stated total re
ceipts to date in the amount of
$448.58 as opposed toi the final
total of 1962 campaign of $308.
This is an increase, 'of . $140.56
over the last fiscal "year which
enaea August 31. 1962. . In 1961
the total campaign receipts-were
$363 and in I960 ., the receipts
totaled $238. So now 'you can
see why I am so proud of you
and everyone who' helped with
the - (campaign. ' And what is
more, the fiscal year has not
ended." .-vU, f j;;:A fr,.v --v:
'In releasing the report Mrs.
joraan r stated she r wanted to
share the letterwith the people
of f erquimans who by donations
made it possible to reach the
$500 goal. She, also stated that
it is not too late; for those per
sons who have not contributed
to still do so , bv tcontactinff
either Mrs. Jotf jToweWhite prj
nerseu. .prr-; ..x: .
palgn, stated that she' felt that
the! people of Perquimans Coun
ty jshould know how . well the
196$ campaign .' has progressed,
because through the donations
maiy handicapped . persons will
be helped., , ' '''' -
Awmls Grcn To
Perquimans- High "trackmen
were presented awards on May
10. The awards presented were
gold -stars for trackmen who
placed first in the conference
meet, at Edenton, v silver stars
for those who placed second and
bronze stars for those who placed
third. - i. .
Freddie Combs was, recognized
for scoringj the' highest number
of points at Vie Ed en toil. meet.
Combs scoredJ lijbbifets 1 1' the
Friday awards Rerorhohy iCdmbs
received ;threejgpli . medals-7-one
for first place in discus, one for
first place ; in the 440 and one
for first place hi the broad
jump. . . '
Reed Matthews received a gold
medal for his first place per
formance in the shot-put event.
Silver medals were awarded
to Floyd Matthews- for placing
second in the broad Jump and to
Jimmy Hunter for placing second
in the 440. The members of the
second place, winning Perquim
ans relay team were also pre
sented silver medals.' The mem
bers of the team receiving the
awards , were Jerry Whedbee(
Gene Nixon, Mack Nixon and
Reggie. Baker. v v 1
Francis Combs was- presented
a' bronze medal for taking third
place in the, 880. ,i ', : va - V
Lloyd A. Lan, IT.oute 2, Hert-
fofd, has been named winner
of the fourth week of the Clean
up, Paint-up, Fix-up Campaign
by the Chamber tt Commerce..
Property iipfovmnents include
1 ' rr.ir , c' : tp S"""rr.?
. .a . : , s. ;r
! : t ' ' -:s.
Honor Students At Perquimans High School
VERNA ANN PERRY
Verna Ann Perry, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Perry, has
been named valedictorian for the
forthcoming Perquimans High
School commencement exercises.
Selection .for this : honor is
based on the highest grade av
erage ' made by a senior on all
subject taken . during the four
years of high school . '
: Miss Perry is an active mem:
ber of the Student Council, the
Beta Club, the annual staff and
Future1 Homemakers of America.
She1 .was recently selected Miss
PCHS in the annual .beauty
After graduation Verna
plans to attend the Medical Col-
The Perquimans Indians shut
out Ahoskie 14-0 at, Memorial
Field on May 9. The Perquimans
scoring machine moved into ac
tion behind the three-up, three
down pitching of Jimmy Hunt
er who allowed only one hit.
The , Perquimans batsmen, ex
celled', at- the plate, taking 12
wel placed htts.-Wayhe-Lefty';
VwinsloW" placed et ball' ' against
fence to tally 'a 'home ron.
pbig "Perquimans,!, inning
was: the fifth. - Gene Nixon, and
litey Stokely i scored on ; , errors.
Alvin Kirby doubled to lermit
Jahji"Stallings to score, o Fred
die' Combs doubled i4o t, allow
George " Winslowi. to Itally rs and
Combs later scored on Wayne
"Lefty" Winslow's double. Fran
cis Combs scored on a base hit
by Freddie Combs. '
Other . scoring action occurred
in u umu j.iuins wu neuiue
Combs, Hunter and Francis
Combstallying on errors.
Trie . remaining tallies were
made in the fourth inning with
Wayne. "Nub" : Winslow ; being
turne, in(by Freddie Combs who"
ill turn was turned on, by 'ILefty"
Winslow's homer. ,, ;:,;'
Perquimans faces.. Gates in the
preliminary.', conference playoffs
which will be played this week.
Perquimans is the - first '. place
team ' and Gates is. the fourth
olace tearrt. v Plymouth; the; sec-
oiiui. piace Atjum,- ?j8yB . vvuuani'
stoiii thir,d .place- team. ;,- ,' ,
Lt. Col. Richard S. Payne and
Lt. Col. Southgate Jones, Jr.,
have recently taken command of
the 485th and 108th Regiments,
Col. Payne ' replaces Col. ., F.
Lee Coleman, who retired in
March after 30 years of active
and reserve service.
v Col.' Payne is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Payne of Hert
ford' He waS commissioned a
second lieutenant' upon gradua
tion from North) Carolina State
College In' 1939. .He entered ac
tive, duty in June of 1941. 1 He
served in five campaigns in Eu
rope and Vas awarded .a bronze
star at the; Battle' of the Bulge,
He was released from active
duty in November of 1947, after
serving ' some ' six ' and a' half
With- the 108th Division since
its activation, Col. Payne ' has
been a battalion commander in
the 485th and i executive of
ficer of the regiment. He was
promoted to lieutenant colonel
in 1953. - '
He is. assistant treasarer and
contract manar for Pritchard
I.lnt &r,i G:. s 'Company" in
Cliarlotte ' and raa'ides -with his
tve f--"- t France Ccly
- 1 f c" lldren at 2:23
lege of Virginia in Richmond.
Betsy Barbee, daughter of Mr.
and Brs. G. W. Barbee, has been
named .saiutatorian in the com
mencement i exercises at , Per
quimans High. .." , 1 ;
', The saiutatorian has the ; sec
ond highest average on subjects
taken during the four years of
high school. , .........
' Miss Barbee is president, of
the Future Homemakers of Am
erica, president . of the senior
class. Her ; activities , also in
clude membership . in the .Glee
Club, the. Student Council and
the Beta Club.
Upon graduatiton Miss Barbee
plans to attend Greensboro Col
lege.'"' ': .;,-.:"
Student Of Month
" Betsy .Barbee, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Geoirge W. Barbee, was
selected as the. Student , of ttte
Month from Perquimans Couniy
High School for tha month of
March, - ; . ;. . ,i .
Betsy was entertained by the
Hertford ., Rotary Ckib.-. this
month , The duo in cooperatidh
with the , Perquimans v Counly
IHlgii School, sponsors the unique
improvement . contest ; for stu
dents during the' school year.
Winners of the monthly contest
are 'selected upon five basic re
quirements, tenacity, i self lm
provement,. scholarship, school
spirit and 'participation in school
activities. The student selected
each month is then a dinner
guest at a Rotary meeting.
Betsy, selected as the Student
nf the Month for March, is a
! senior. She was selected for the
Teenager of the Year award.
She is president of the senior
Council, a member of the FHA
class, a memher of the Student
Club, member , of Beta Club and
Letter Club and is a member of
the Annual staff.
She ; represented , Perquimans
County at the- Azalea Festival at
Norfolk in April of this year..
Beagle Trials To, :
B. R. Inscoe's "B. R.'a Billy"
took first --place in the 15 inch
class Hampton Roads Bigle Club
trial held near Suffolk, Va., last
Sunday.. , , 't
Ben Owens' "Ben's tMoney"
won fourth place in the trials,
In the 13 inch class T. R. Lane's
"Singing Sam" took third place.
Albemarle Beagle Club will
hold- a field trial on Saturday
and Sunday. May 18-19. Sat
urday afternoon at 1 P. M., . the
15 'inch' class will run. Sunday
morning. .at 6. o'clock A. H-,' tlfe
13 1 inch class is scheduled to run.
In' )ast week's issue of The
Perquimans .Weekly there was a
slight. mixup4n the placing f
two 'dogs entered in the field
trial Jesuits. : Ben's Elmer owned
by- Ben Owens ran In fourth
place and Sutton Creek Babl,
owned by Ed Benton ran in fifth
place. r ,
Members of the Albemarle
Beagle Club- enjoyed a steak fry
at the, club housce on the Harvey
Point Road during the week
MRS. R. S. MONDS NAMED
Mrs. R. S. Monds, Jr, is one
of the sixteen delegates named
to the convention of the Nation
al Congress - of .Parents and
Teach rs to be held in I,;iaml
Betsy Barbee Is
Hi., Z'"y r. zi.
J The week of May 20 through
1 25 has, been designated Mailbox
1 1mprovement Week, accordina
. i ' u
to Postmaster W. W. White of
the Hertford Post Office.
Postmaster White encourages
patrons to furnish mail recep
tacles which are convenient and
safe to use, neat appearing and
protect the mail. Boxes that are
properly erected and maintained
contribute , to efficient, speedy
delivery of mail.
Rural route patrons are re
quired to provide mail boxes of
the standard approved type.
They should be kept in good
serviceable condition and should
be easily served by the carrier
from his vehicle.
Names of the owners should
be shown on the side of the box
visible to the carrier as he ap
proaches, or on the door if
boxes are grouped. The box
number may be shown on the
box. Boxes and supports should
be kept painted, clear of vines
that might attract wasps and
. Mail boxes on rural and Aar
routes must be located on the
right side of the road in the
direction of travel of the car
riers wherever traffic conditions
are such that it would be dang
erous for the carriers to drive
to the left in order to serve the
boxes, or where their doing so
would constitute a violation of
state' or local traffic laws or
Your postmaster urgently re
quests that especially during
Mail Box Improvement Week.
May 20-25 and also during the
other weeks throughout the year
that you cooperate in the pro
- A l-euniori' of the members of
the' Perquimans County High
School graduating class of 1937,
their husbands and wives, is be
The reunion will be held in
the new lunch room of the Per
quimans High School at 12:30
o'clock on June 9. Lunch will
be servved. Reservations are by
couple and. single.
Mrs. Hpzel (Ray) Mathews
White, the class secretary of the
1937 graduating class, mailed out
letters this week to the class
members requesting them- to at
tend . the v reunion- and all of
those unable to do so to answer
the letters anyway, in order that
other members of the class may
be informed as to where they
are .and what they are doing
these days.. ..-
. Masonic Lodge
Rotary Club', 6:15
Susannah Wesley Circle
Wesleyan Service Guild
Shelia Lynn Dail
William Kelly Copeland
Durants Neck Ruritan
New Hope Ruritan
May 16-p. ! 'X
.Lions Cluq, 6:45 "
Fjremen's Meeting .
May 17 "f ,
James Sawyer, Sr.
George Byrum, Jr.
Mrs. I. A. Ward - ; . t
Terry Len Chappell
Joan Cahoon '
Thomas H. White
Joan Millet , . . ..
.Mrs. C. E- Walker
Mar 20 . .
PCCG School PTA
Mack Nixon " ,
Steve Allen Dail - '
Mrs. George Butler s
Frances G, Spivay
Fish Fry and Auction Scb
Planned To Raise Funds
For Recreation Project
Airman First Class Floyd M.
Barnes of Hertford has been se
lected Outstanding Airman of
the quarter in the 604th Aircraft
Control and Warning Squadron
at Freising, Germany.
Airman Barnes, a United
States Air Force medical service
specialist, was chosen for the
honor in recognitior. of his ex
emplary conduct and perform
ance of duty.
The airman is the son of Mrs.
Essie M, Barnes of 500 Willow
Street, -Hertford, and attended
Perquimans County High School.
His wife is the former Rose
M. Mestes of Brigham City,
Mrs. T. P. Brinn reported this
week that the Perquimans
County unit of the Albemarle
Mental Health .Association . has
made an impressive beginning to
its membership drive.
Almpst 100 participation is
reported by membership canvas
of Hertford and county com
munities. ' Mrs. Brinn stated this is not
a high pressure money cam
paign and the invitation remains
open. If you are interested in
the mental health of your com
munity and of your family
please express that interest by
handing your one dollar mem
bership fee to Roy Chappell,
treasurer of .the Perquimans
Dedication May 26
At Bethany Church
The Sunday School rooms of
Bethany Methodist Church will
be dedicated on May 26 at 11
o'clock A, M.
.The Rev. Frank. Fortescue of
Oriental, a former pastor, ' will
preach the sermon. The Rev.
R. L. Jerome, superintendent of
the Elizabeth City District Of
Methodist churches, and the pas
tor, the Rev. Claud Wilson, will
conduct the dedicatory service.
ATTENDS FABRIC MEETING
Zack D. Robertson, owner of
the Robertson's Cleaners and
Laundry, spent several days in
Raleigh last week and while
there attended a fabric finishing
clinic by the F. H. Ross Com
PCHS Begins Sunday May 26
, Plans for the commencement
exercises at' Perquimans High
School have been announced. ,
The Rev. E. F. Mosely of the
Holy Trinity Episcopal - Church
will give the baccalaureate ser
mon oh May 26. The baccalau
reate service - will begin at 8
o'clock.' Also in the service will
be the Rev. Hershel Hill of the
Up River Friends Church, who
will give the invocation. - Scrip
ture and prayer will be given by
the Rev. Carl Chandler of the
Bethel Baptist Church. Music
for the service will feature spe
cial selections1 by the Perquim
ans High School Glee Club and
an anthem by the Senior 'Glee
Club. The music portion of the
service Is under : the direction
of Miss Caroline Wright ,,,,
Plans were announced this
week for a fish fry and auction
sale to be held on June 21 for
the benefit of the Perquimans
The funds that were raised
used primarily for paying for
ithe tennis courts, service shack
and fencing. A visit by the lot
last summer gave evidence that
ii was really being used and en
joyed. Clubs Asked To Help
The Belvidere, Bethel, New
Hope, Parkville, Whiteston Com
munity Development Clubs, Dur
ants Neck, Bethel, Parkville
Ruritan Clubs; Ballahack, Beech
Springs, Belvidere, Bethel, Bur
gess, Chapanoke, Durants Neck,
Helen Gaither, Snow Hill, White
Hat, Whiteston, Winfall Home
Demonstration Clubs; Lions, Ro
tary, Jaycees and BPW Clubs all
are being asked to help in this
Items such as cakes, candies,
handicraft, services and other
items will be auctioned off dur
ing the fish fry. A special plea
is made to ladies in the entire
county who have a special
recipe or handicraft to donate an
items for the auction sale. Mer
chants in the county will be
asked to contribute items for the
auction. Persons donating items
are requested to bring them to
the display table by 5:30 P. M.
on the day of the fish fry. In
terested persons can contact
Marion Swindell, chairman of the
Advance Sale Of Tickets
Sale of tickets will be by ad
vance, sale and should be pur
chased by Tuesday afternoon,
June,. 18. , All'' community- de
velopment clubs afld civic clubs
are , being asked to help in the
person desiring tickets can con
tapfe John Beers, ticket chair
man. , ,.
The fish , fry will , begin
promptly at 6 P. , M., Friday,
June 21, and the auction sale
will begin around 7 P. M. with
the fish fry continuing until 8
The fish fry and auction sale
will be held on the recreation
lot. In case of rain it will be
postponed until the following
Anyone interested in donating
items for the auction sale or
purchasing tickets for the fish
fry can contact Marion Swin
dell, John Beers or Don Nor
man. . .;. -.'
TTninn iQIiaaI Prvm
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock
the Junior Class of Perquimans
County Union School ' is enter
taining the Senior Class at a
Prom. The theme is "The Roar
ing Twenties". Music will be
furnished by The Linwood John
son Orchestra of Portsmouth, Va.
Mrs. D. N. Thomas and Mrs. G.
T. Edgerton are class sponsors.
Parents are reminded that the
Prom will end at 12:00 P. M.
The school will not be respon
sible for anyone after 12:30.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge No. 106, A.
F. St A. M., will meet Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock, All Masons
are urged to attend. .
Graduation night will be held
at 8 o'clock on Wednesday, May
29, when 53 : Perquimans seniors
present themselves as candi
dates for graduation. .
Again the music . portion of
the services will feature the
High School J Glee ' Club. Bob
HJ11 will give the invocation.
Verna Ann Perry, the senior
class valedictorian, and Betsy
Barbee, the senior class saiuta
torian, will present addresses.
Janice Stanton will present the -class
history and Jimy Bonner
will present the class gift The
lunul i i nark tM ffSwt ,
Eugenia Long. - , ' .
The eighth grade graduation
program will be held on Thurs
day, May 2"), it 12:30.