. ' . Mayor V, N. Darden ww id
vised this week by. District '1
- Highway Commissioner Gilliam
, .Wood of Edenton that the Corps
' of Engineers of the U. & tib
lic Works of - Highways fc'Ave
gone on record as favoring 'he
east site of Hertford for, the oy-
pass. - ,,',.-"
K . Ihe. State Highway , CoiMs-,
aion brought in a ferry froin the
Outer Banks in April and sur
veyed the rivf;r from (Oak Point
ServiceStationon U. S.17 north
of Hertford, across the river lor
-' the proposed bridge - that will
. cross the .water in the Iv'eiA Ihe
road went in that- direction to
the shore behind the Colott Jack-' sitr graduating class of 1963, re
son farm, through the farm be- wived a Bachelor of divinity
tween Jackson's . and Phillips
Rprvir Rtatinn inn Vhi HaWpv
Point road. ' " ' ' '
TVMn jttkM .,...
mice uuici uuiiius wac
veyed in' other directions
county in addition to the sur
vey of the east, .which Is if a v
oned by the engineers.
' It is understood that iri the
event the by -pass goes In this
direction it crosses the Young
erry jarm, aiso a jarm ownea (according to a , report to the
by Robert A, . White,- and wiUfTawn- Board Monday night by
wime . uuv .. !iui .near
late U wiiiie, or., lurm yn
U. 8. 17 south of Hertford.
A public hearing will be held
ometlme in late' August on the
proposed by-pass for Hertford. '
Possibilities ' of ' aiding tele
phone service improvements
were discussed at a joint meet-'
ving between the ifdenton Cham
' bepof Commerce, and the Per
fquimans County ' -Chamber of
. .Commerce, held Tuesday might
i in 'Edenton. j
Discussed was . the number of
, teiepnone,, request ; applications
that have not been complied
with 'and many of which- have
been "on file for as long as five
: The group felt that . new
survey should . be ,
bringing the 1960 survey 'more
accurately up to date. The two
Chambers organizing . the com
munity telephone committees in
their .respective counties will
contact all persons who still re
quest telephones ,and compose a
list of these .names) to present to
the Norfolk & Carolina Tele
phone & Telegraph "Company otJ3 ncre ' tereSting Pr0gramS t0 be
Elizabeth City.'. -At th same enc .?at XL Sfned by Miss Mary Sumner,. Mrs,
tunc umfv nit, u uuu
jug uk: lutauujia vn uicae jjojijjic
which will be beneficial to the
telephone, company in determin
(. (Pontinued on Fa; 81
Two Frcin llertfciJ
At Goverr.cr's C
Margaret Ainsley and Mary
Barbee, who were chosen with
fbur other area high school stu
dents' that had invit&Uons sent
them for the -eight week summer
session of f Governor's School
for 'gifted x" r i, r r TtHd to
Salem Colltwj . t . i-f-lem
during the wec'i-e 1 -A be
fm Monday of t' Ja vc ; a the
t' ,v.t v 'c r
art: s' i3 t' - " "
at a i
J r. f
Corbin Cherry Gets
Degree At Emory ?
Corbin Lee Cherry, son of
Mrs. W. C. Cherry of '217 Church
Street, and the late Mr. Cherry,
was among the some 864 gradu
ates, ,the largest number in Em
ory University's 126-year his
tory. Commencement exercises
were held on Monday afterrtoon,
June 10. Governor .Donald's.
Russell of South Carolina, was
tjhe' guest speaker at the exer
cises. , ' V ' ' '
Cherry,, a Perquimans County
.Hlirh .. Srhnnl ffrariiinta fttlri'O
- i . n.- . tt..
'Pc!ice Arrest 20
Hertford's Police Department
had a husv month dui-incr Mav.
.police Captain B. L. Gibtas.
According to the Captain's re
port, there was a total of 20 ar
rest made, six for being drunk.
five: for assault, two speeders.
two miscellaneous arrests, two
miscellaneous arrests, one disor
derly conduct, one operating in
toxicated and one larceny. i
Nineteen of the 20'. arrests
r.r,ted toi$?." and costs to-
; -i $m.50, to.plirt'' ?35150,
.-The "dopartment. answered and
investigated 95 ' calls!" worked
three funerals, extehdeq, 87
courtesies, found two doors un
locked, answered, one fire call,
mariA 91R rarlir. allo jccilarl nna
... ' . "vl
citation, found nne window - un -
locked, and rennrted 11 lichtsl
out . ' - v ..ed. MrsC. R. Holmes then
.The. patrol car traveled-3,393 "presented the; speaker of the
miles, .averaein 109.5 miles ner
Farming Rated High ;
tlonJ T J.,.
4 . '
- - FoVmany years farming has
I ranked as the third most haz-
'ardnns - orriination Hnlv . mln.
I ln8. including tjuarrying and pet
' iroieum arming, ana construc
tion have higher rates. '
Ih general the death rate
from ' farm accidents has follow
ed national trends,, decreasing
steadily since the turn "of the
century. But where the rate pi)
farms was once 'below the na-
tionalvaverage,' in .recent years
In 1961, when the national
fell to an all-time low of
50.4 deaths' per 100,000 popula
tion, the farm average rose to
National Farm Safety Week.
July 81-27, is an hpportune'time
ta examine the record to learn
'where farm' safety falls down.
National. Safety Council statis
tics . show v that ; motor vehicle,
home and public accidents the
three largest categories n&tionaln
ly hit farm residents about as
hard as' the rest of the country.
It .is in work safety that farming-
lags behind. Work acci
dents are second only to motor
vehicle accidents ' among -farm
residents, comprising 31 per cent
of 'the total.
Other industries have develop
ed safety procedures that have
rr work accidents the small
est of all farm categories ac-
cornwng for 15 per cent of the
' n's accident toll. -.p
procedures, .put to work on
-m, can brin farm s y
. k l. '.o line with the national
,.--, : -f
William Alexander Elliott III,
Street, Hertford, a ninth grade
history of Edenton to be made
nw nwnar y iwyor nn
po lie. station. .Witnessing the
lioti is native of Perquimans
th. is...,.lrl fK th.
paximen! lo recognise his interest,
The Perquimans' Historical
Society met 'Monday evening at
the library building In. . Hert
ford with a good attendance despite-,
the ' hot . weather, r. The
president, Silas. Whedbee, thank
ed the officers and members Of
the past year for their coopera
tion and,ealla4-fcir.tK&.jeiiQrt f
the Nominating Comnjittee, who
presented the, fQllowyig.fclate; f
president, Carroll BerrV: secre
tary: Mrs.'i Raymond Winslow;
treasurer, R.; 1., Stephenson;
secretary-curator, t W. C. Dozier;
board "' ot ' directors, Mrs- S. P.
Tnoei.rl 1 &nfl 'Mrs
.1" r .
These were unanimously elect
.evemng, Kay winslow, wno tooK
his, audience back to the days of
the various 'ferries which once
crossed the' Perquimans River in
the 18th century, to be succeed
ed by the toll bridges, even hav-j ,x .., v -
ing the toll price ranging from Four defendants were in Per
th? fare for a wagon drawn by quimans County Recorders" Court
four horses to the nickel for the here Tuesday, charged with be
pedestrian. v i ;; -, ling drunk on the streets of Hert-
He also told of the fibula- ford. ; Judge Charles E.1 Johnson
tions of the Perauimans County meted out a 30 day -sentence to
residents when the area was oc- Levi Revell, sentence ta be sus
cupied during the War Between ! pended upon payment of $10
the States by the Yankees.
At the close of the program
yearbooks for, 1962-1963 were
distribute and the meeting was
adjourned to gather together in
CMAMUnM. ik. ilia nf In
md i Mrs. ' .C R,
What's The Score?
Two .hundred and eighty
eight .North. Carolinians have
lost ' their - lives in home and
farm mishaps' IKis" year, accord
ing"!: data feleased recently by
the Public . Health . Statistics
Section ;of . the , North Carolina
Stae. Board of Health. The re
port, covering tne iour-momn
perfoS Jariuary 'thrtugh" April.
1963, also reveals .that 893 lives
were lost due to motor vehicle
. In both types of accidents
motor Vehicle and home-farm-Y
tha toll 'was somewhat greater'
in 19u3 than for the correspond
ing fouf jmonths in 1961 In the
first four; months of 1962, home
an i f rm accidents' accounted for
b of the
' at 12.C3
3 at the
.ool r "
:'-e E. I
YOUTH MADE HONORARY POLICEMAN
of Edenton, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W, A. Elliott, Sr.. of Grubb
student at John A. Holmes High SchooL.is the first youngster in thai
an honorary policeman. Presentation of the official certificate wa
a. raircnenn, wo rquc. womrauiionn, ai a oriei ceremony ni me
ceremony were his parent.. Mr. and Wr ,W;- A.Elliott. S-(Mr. El-
County) and Police Chief James H. Griffin (center). The honor for
.h Lt m. i. -frm.i mJut .i.- -.s.- - !.- j..
Fish Fry And Auction Sale
Scheduled Friday Night
For Benefit Recreation
Little Girl Hurt
In Auto Accident
Theresa . Rene Harris, 6-year-old
daughter- of Mr. and Mrs.
Riohar.d, Harris, of Elizabeth Cjty,
was struck by an automobile
driven by . James Everett, " 47,
Hertford Negro, 3 :1ft o'clock
i The child was taken to Albe
rriarle Hospital and - treated for
cuts and bruises and; later' re
leased. No charges were .placed, in
connection with the accident. 1
In Recorder Court
and court costs. Elsie Harris re
ceived a week in jail sentence.
Christas C. , Jones and Robert
J. Heunemen both Iwere ' fined
$20 811(1 court costs.
Clifford M. Smith, charged
with speeding, was given : a 30
day sentence. The sentence to
be' suspended, upon payment of
Continued on Pagt Seven
Perquimans County High .won
the opening game of . the State
Class'.-AA baseball championship
series. 20. over -Granite Falls
'rlpro. 'UfirlnAtMlDv . rticrht' . KArilnrl
Jimmy Hunter's two-hit pitching'.
Coach- Bobby Carter's, Indians
scored .both; runs in Jlfi ' fourth
inning. Gene Nixon led"off with
a single. After an out, Ikey
Stokely was hit by a. pitch,' John
Stalhrigs sinpled. : fo -,i drive 'fa
Nixon and Stokely 1 was thrown'
out: at the;plate. . Then ' Wayne.
Winslow ; batted in ; the , 'second
run with a single, j ' i -,
Stallings and " Winslow.' each
got1 two hits, for Perquima'ns,
now, with a 23-2 records J The
loss leaves Granite Falls 18-2..
LeFevers got both. the '.losers'!
hits. , ...'I1
Hunter struck out 13 in put
ting Perquimans within one vic
tory of a state title in lh'b6st
of-three series. ! -.'
, ' , ' RH.E
Cranio FalL? .. .CI 0C0 0 1
rerqtiimaiu r J (200 x 2 5 1
inou.burg a.-d--Li. evens;
IJ..r.tr ani Combs,
Plans for the Fish Fry ani
Auction Sale are moving along
well, Don Norman, chairman ot
the event, stated this week.
The project" is- being planned
to raise-additional funds for the
development xf the Recreatioti
-. Advance sale of tickets will
end Tuesday evening, June If).
Anyone- interested in purchasing
tickets for i this event can .con
tact members of civic and com
munity development clubs. : -
The Fish ' Fry , and Auction
Sale will ; be held Friday ..'-even
ing,'! June. 21. The fish fry 'Will
begin promptly at 6 P. M. and
.th,e, auction , sale will ,! begn
around 7 P. M. '
- Anyone:- interested in- donating
an item for the auction sale can
contact Marion Swindell, chair
man of the -Solicitation Commit
tee'. - . . ) vl"
"Make your, plans now by
marking your calendar for June
The Hertford Town Board,
meeting here Monday night in
their regular monthly session, re
adopted the 1962-63 budget of
$196,400- and the present tax 'rate
of 95 cents, per , $100 valuation,
pending - resultef .the annual
audit. 'A;' ' : - i !
Captain B.. L. Gibbs made7 his
report to the board on 'the' ac
tivities of the Hertford Police
Department' for " the month of
May. . : .'" "-" ' '.;'! .!'
' '. C, Elliott, Hertford's' Fini
fChlef.'.hi'ade his report, stating
that the Fire Department j anj
swered two fire calls during thi
mqnth .of .May. Both of which
were out of town, and had very
small' estimated fire loss. p j-
Elliott', told ihe Board . mem
bers, that the Hertford Fire; De
partment .hd tentatively set up
,, (Conrlnuvd ea Pag ) i
Farm Safety Week1
Observed July 21-27 N
elaimed July 21-27, 1963, Na
tional Farm. Safety Week. ; He
urges all farm families and all
persons and "organizations to
join in an effort to reduc i
number . of ' home, -: farm j and
highway. accidents... ." .
. The 1963 farm safety empha
sis. Is on the Prevention of fires
and fafis: ' Its4 theme is "In
spection-Plus -Correction Means
'Protection." - .
i r'c-v DL'!!d:ng At
To Be Consecrated
. First Methodist Church of
Hertford will have the formal
opening and consecration service
for the hew. educational build
ing Sunday; June 16, at 10 A. M.
The Rev. Robert L. Jerome,
Diistrict Superintendent of the
Tliizabeth City District, will be
the guest speaker on this his
This building program was
begun September 10, 1962 and
completed June 14, 1963 at a to-
tai cost 61 592,000.
The Building . Committee is
composed ' of Dr, ' T. ' P. Brinn,-
chairman; L. C." Winslow, vice
chairman; J. W. Dillon, treasur
er; Henry C. Sullivan and Mrs.
R. S. Monds, recorder.
The architect was . Walter C.
Burgess of Raleigh, N. C.
Church School will be held
immediately following the morn-
. . ii
,n wor"ship service. Dinner wiH
I then be served on the church
Open house will be observed
'from 4 iP. M. until 6 P. M. The
public is invited to participate
in 9 guided tour of the new
building facilities at this time.
During the formal opening
! and consecration service the
nursery will be open and under
(the supervision of Mrs. Raymond
"Ndw Is the time to curb the way of styling and changing
young grass-and -weeds in pea-1 hairlines. - ,s . -nuts,"
states Tom Brown, Assist-1 The members gathered at
ant "Cdunty J Agricultural Agent 112:30 noon with their wives and
The recent rains have caused husbands in the new lunch room
increased ' germination of these
seeds. They must be controlled
while they are young, before
they get too much head start and
cannot be controlled. This means
cultivating your peanuts in most
cases. Some of the arguments
that have been given for cultiva-
tion are: (1) To control grass.
and weeds; (2) To aerate soil;
(3) To loosen the soil in order
to: permit peg penetration.
Since cultivation is so com
mon, and we are accustomed to
thinking in this channel we arc
not likely to question the above
reasons in a direct manner. We
have, however, raised serious
questions aoout some aspects of
cultivation such as when and
how : to ' cultivate. Going back
over the past few years we have
asserted that we should: (1) Cul
tivate early, often and flat; (2)
Never throw soil on a peanut
plant; (3) plant flat so that it
would not be necessary to
throw soil on the plants when
we did cultivate.?
We have ' made ; these state
ments because - "research has
shown that these precautions in
cultivation procedures would re
duce stem rot and riot interfere
with; the normal branching habit,
of : the peanut. ',,-.'.
Now we have some new evi
dence not front North Carolina,
but from thaf state of Georgia
; Continued jst 5vin
Soyh2ns June 19
VThere'will be, Mulch Plant
ing Demonstration of soybeans
behind pats ', 6a, Hazel Jackson's
farm, Route Hertford, on Wed
nesday,' Jun 19. This farm : is
located on what is known as
Cove Road,"itates R. MV Thomp
son. Mulch planting of soy
beans behind small grain is a
time saving operation and it al
conserves the organic mat
ter and gives, a fair control on
weeds. , - . - ; -
This demonstration is carried
on in conjunction with' Soil Con
servationist . Frank McGoogan,
and Extension Soil Conservation
ist Frank Doggett All farmers
who are Interested in growing
soybeans behind small grain are
inviiea to attend tnis aemon
stratiorr-; which--will get .under
CpntUuti M Pb3 em -
Local Team Crosses Oats
With Granite Falls Teem
Three Nights This Week
Wool Pool To Be
"As many of you have already
heard, the Wool Pool will be
held on Tuesday, June 18, in
Washington,. N. C- We would
like to take this opportunity to
remind, you that the wool will
jbe collected from the Agricul-
I tural Building in Perquimans
County from 8:00 A. M-, to 10:30
A.. M., on Tuesday morning,
June 18," states R. M. Thomp
son, County Extension Chairman.
This wool is supposed to be
in Washington after lunch, so
we will have to leave Hertford
around 10:30 A. M., so be sure
and have your wool in, so we
can load it for you, if you are
r.ianr.ino t u n i
Planning, to carry it to the Wool
PCHS Class Of '37
Has Gala Reunion
Twenty-eight members of the
1937 graduating class of Per
quimans County High School
treked back to their alma mater
on 'Sunday, June 9, in the first
reunion of the class since grad
uation 26 years ago. It was a
gala affair and highly entertain-ing-7-seeing
the changes that the
years had made in waistlines
and What nature had done in the
of the Perquimans High School.
Mis. Ray (Hazel Matthews)
White, the 1937 graduating class
secretary, presided and the
luncheon was opened with the
blessing by Eldon Winslow. Fol
lowing the dinner Mrs. C. T
(Thelma Baccus) Rogerson gave
the welcome to the class which
graduated into the world in the
depression days, went through
the war and arrived safely back
for the first, reunion with all
members .accounted ' for even
'though some did :not arrive.
James Boyce gave the' com
mencement readme. This was
followed by the roll call by Mrs.
Charles (Blanche Buter) Cam
pen. As she called the names,
those attending answered and
gave a brief account of them
selves since , graduation in 1937.
I Mrs. W. Ray White recogniz
ed the guests.
The group was fortunate
enough to have their beloved
teacher attend, Mrs. G. W. Bar
bee, and were disappointed that
Miss Esther Evans, the other
senior class teacher, was unable
to attend the reunion.
Mrs. Barbee . spoke briefly.
This was followed by a letter
which was read from Miss Ev
ans, expressing her regret that
she could not attend.
Virginia White Transeau, a
class member and now editor of
The Perquimans 'Weekly, pre
sented the gifts which consisted
of a door prize, a gift to Mrs.
Barbee, a gift for the classmate
with the largest family. This
was won by Mrs. Joyce Wins
low Johnson,- who has - eight
children. She also won the prize
for traveling the most miles to
attend, having traveled from
Siler ' Sity, N.. C. , Two grand
mothers' were presented gifts,
Mrs. Florene Hurdle ' Stallings
and Mrs. ;
Mrs. Ray White, the class sec
:. Continued en Page Eight '.
Ralph White One .!
Of ECC Graduates
Ralph .White,, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jake L. White, Sr., of near
Hertford, " was graduated from
East Carolina College at Green
ville Sunday; White received a
bachelor of science degree in so
cial studies. ' v , . :v
Mrs. Jake I White, Si1.. Mrs.
.joe Towe White, and Misses
iPeitsv and Carolvn. whitar.
(tended the graduation exercises.
The Perquimans Indians be
gan play-offs on Memorial Field
this week for the state baseball
championship with Granite Falls
High School of Granite Falls,
The Indians, Eastern North
Carolina champions, qualified
for a play-off position in state
championship by defeating Pam
lico and Charles B. Aycock High
Granite Falls, Western North
Carolina champions, defeated
Garner High School and North
Davidson High School to gain its
title. ..' ;
The Perquimans Indians
defeated Granite Falls Wed''
nesday; night in the first
game of the playoff series
in the State Class AA Cham
pionship by a score of 2-1.
The state championship will
be determined by the winner of
a two out of three game series,
all to be played on Memo.ial
Field Wednesday and Thursday
nights and Friday night, if ne
The Indians were state cham
pions in 1953, second in the state
in 1960, led by Pete Hunter, .and
qualified . for state play-offs this
year led by, Pete's brother,
Pitcher Jimmy Hunter.
Bea Skipsey v
June 12 .
Donna Anh Dail
June 14 ' -
- Mark W. Beers '
June 16 '
Chamber of Commerce Dir.
Durants Neck Ruritan ,
Eleanor Faye Stallings. !
Jarvis Dail '
Lions Club 6:45
Miss Eessie Walker
Mrs. A. W. Hefren
Charlie H. Elliott, Jr.
; Mrs. Jones Perry
Kenneth M. Branholm
Joe Towe III
Error Made In
County Tax List
On June 7, in the Perquimans
County delinquent, tax list which
appeared in this paper the names
of Mrs. Pattie Blount Morris,
Howard E. Long and' Walter
Trueblood inadvertently appear
ed in the list. . ':
These residents had paid their
taxes and their : names should
have, been omitted. .
The error is greatly regretted
and we are happy ; to make the
correction. , '
HONORED Olf BIRTHDAY ,
Mr. ,' and ..Mrs. James Newby
were hostesses at a house party
over : the week-end honoring
their daughter Miss Mary Lee
Newby. who celebrated her 16th
birthday.' - The party was given
at,: the Harris '"cottage at Nags.
Head.; The guest were Miss
Frances Newby, Misses ffud
Long, Lou ; Vlckers. ' . Margare,
Ainsley, Hacriett.Williams, Irene
Elliott, . Brenda Byrum, Phyllis
Nixon, Pegsy Ambrose, Anne
Nowell, Barbr-i I-rrrson; An: i
White nd Cr :a Cawyer.