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4 t i 'I LY 7? THY- I Tohime XIILNumber 17. Hertford, Perquihians County, North Carolina, Friday, May 3, 1946. $1.50 Per Year. OTIMMS WEI H.'OCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE !,U1ED AT CONVENTION HELD SATURDAY Delegates Attended the State Convention at Raleigh Thursday v ? The selection Of -an executive com mittee and the najpjng of delegates, ,'and alternates, to- the State conven tion was the chief business conducted by the Democratic Convention held at the Court house' last Saturday after- ' noom- C. P. Morris Was selected as ' chairman of the convention and Max Campbell was named as secretary. ; l About twenty local Democrats at tended the convention and upon mo tion the following executive commit ' tee was named for the next two years, C. P. Morris, chairman, Mrs. E. M. ; Perry, vice chairman, A. R. Winslow, Dr. E. S. White, W. E. Dail and " Charles E. White, members. It was announced that all Demo crate in good standing were invited ."to attend the State Convention held r in Raleigh May 2, but upon motion the chairman was empowered to name the delegates and alternates for the State meeting. The following were 1 named as delegates: A. T. Lane, J. S. McNider, J. E. Winslow, J. W. Ward, VJB. C. Berry and Charles E Johnson. I Alternates selected were W. H. Pitt, lyi N. Darden, Max Campbell, E. Leigh Winslow, W. E. Dail, and Char lies E. White. All Democrats in good standing 'and in position to attend the State - Convention were urged to make plans N to be in Raleigh for the event. this week's iieadu;;es Allied headquarters n Tokyo, on Tuesday uncoveted a 'plot to assas sinate General MiAii afclhB May . conspirator was seized and confessed .the plot. The leader was suspected to be Hideo Tokayama, an official of . the Jap secret police during the war. ;Six Japanese were involved in the plot, according to a report released ('from Tokyo. The plot was centered .around a Communistic parade sched . uled for Wednesday, but it was stat ed that communists had no part in the plan. Meanwhile, it was reported this week's "plans for the war criminal trials of warlord Tojo, premier of Japanese during the war, and 25 v oher Jap officials were shaping- up with the trials set to begin shortly. The Japs will be tried for crimes against the World beginning in 1928 v up to the close of the Pacific war. , Joseph B. Keenan will be the chief , allied prosecutor and the trials are expectea to iouow along the lines oi $he one now m progress in Ger ;many. ''.Representatives of the Big Four na V tions are meeting this week at Par- .- is endeavoring to pave the way for ;;; final peace settlements. The chief dis cussion so far has revolved around , a peace treaty for Italy. It has been reported the Italian navy, what is left of it, will be divided betwen the Allies. The city of Trieste, it has been proposed, will remain under Italian rule, but the port itself will be" governed and operated by the Uni ted Nations. There is little hope of "omplete success for the Paris meet it is reported, as Russia is said look with disfavor on a quick fin- peace treaty for the Axis nations. The United Nations, through its , ' Secretary of State, this week propos ed 'a, treaty among the Big Four na . tions for total disarmament of Ger !v many and Japan for a-period of 25 years after the end of military occu pation. The treaty calls for the U. S. to play full part in the enforcement i of peace, backed by military force, for the 25-year period. Reports from Washington this week indicated real effort is being made to end the coal strike, which has serious- 1 damaged reconversion, in the na- tim. NMratiatinn ware rammed 4Mb . week after 19-day lull, and labor of r , f icials said ,both sides were making an effort to settle differences. - ; A' series of three explosions f ollow j ed by fire wrecked a Navy destroyer I ' eseorli:)ill;IJ8S':-Soli,'.wlifl4 'lt;.wi unloading' ammunition- at a Navy da-, , pot in New York. Seven men were t ported missing after the explosion and some 60 of more were reported treat ed at'.hoijritalafW;.;! ,' if SERVICES MAT S ,, J. Bf. BakAir :will "conduct services the Whiteville Grove Baptist "i on Sunday afternoon, May 6, i ennounced this week; by.. r or the. unurcn. vri; Hertford Baseball Team Organized An organizational meeting of the Hertford semi-pro baseball team was held at the courthouse last Friday night with J. W. Hampton selected as team manager and E. A. Goodman, assistant manager. Try-outs for the team began Sunday and Mr. Hampton stated these tryouts will continue un til the team begins playing its sched- ule in June. Some difficulties have been report ed concerning the organizing of the Albemarle League, in which the Hert ford team was planning to play this summer, however, reports late this week indicated these difficulties are being ironed out and that a league will most likely be organized. Public Invited To Hear Robert Humber Speak In Hertford Robert Lee Humber, candidate for Congress, will speak at the Court house in Hertford Friday night at 8:15 o'clock, and the public has been invited to hear this noted lecturer and lawyer discuss questions of interest to the people of this area. Prior to his speech at the Court house, Mr. Humber will make a short talk to the members of the Hertford Lions Club. R. R. White, president of the local club urfes all members to attend this meeting Which will be held at the Colonial Tourist Home at fi:45 o'clock. With no local races offered in the primary this year, political interest is centered in this county around the contests between Mr. Humber and Keroetit mninprrrncawtbent, who is seeking renomination, and the three cornered race for State Senator be tween Charles Jenkins of Ahoskie and Lorimer Midgett and Webb Williams of Elizabeth City. An article in the May issue of Hea der's Digest concerning Robert Lee Humber and his crusade for World Peace through a World Federation governed by law has acquainted the people of this county with some of the views and activities of this can didate and a large crowd is expected to turn out to hear him when he ap pears in Hertford Friday night. Family Escape When Car Wrecks House Mary Etta Webb, Negro, and her five small children, one of whom was only three days old, barely escaped being the victims of a reckless driver Monday morning at i o'clock when a car driven by James Callis King, Negro soldier of Elizabeth City, ran into the bedroom of the Webb house. - It was a freak accident when King, driving a 1941 Hudson coming into Hertford from the Harvey Point Nav al Air Station highway, failed to make the curve at the end of Church street and ran into the front of the house occupied by Carrine Ferebee, wrecked the front of the Ferebee house, which caused the car to turn and go right into the left front room of the Webb house. This was the bed room of Mary Etta and her children. The impact of the car tore the end out of the house and the car went in about half way the room. The car knocked down two beds and tore up other furniture in the room. As the beds were knocked out from under the occupants, the mother of the three days old baby was thrown but of bed, and the child was found uninjured under the knocked-down bed after the accident. ' A two year old child sleeping; with the mother and three days old jbabe, was knocked out of the bed and suf fered injuries, t ;.' ' - VeDD wmn m m cnuaren " b moved from the Wreckage The Webb woman and her children by way of a small window in the front part- of the demolished room since the door ' was Jammed when' the .car knocked the bed down. . ' ' Perquimans-Chowan Association Meets I'M, The . Chowan-Perquimans Minister ial Association is scheduled to hold its regulat monthly meeting Monday, May ethvj at U' o'clock .tM.-liiMinF-ing. This meeting is to be held at the new Presbyterian Church build ing at lEdenton. Ministers of. the two counties ; a$iirWted , w Ibe.'' pWsenft The June meeting m to be Mid at Defendant Ordered To Leave County By Recorder's Court Varied Docket Heard By Judge Johnson at Tuesday Term Luther Taylon, Negro, Avas not positive that his wife, Louise, was di vorced from her first husband when he married her, but he was sure that this first husband business was the cause of the trouble which resulted in Luther being tried on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon before Judge Charles Johnson at Tuesday's session of recorder's court. After hearing testimony on both sides Judge Johnson gave Taylor sx hours to leave the County for a period of at least 12 months. Other cases heard in. the Court at this week's term included the one charging Mark Downing with fraud. Downing was ordered to pay a fine of $10 and costs. J. W. Spruill was taxed with the costs of court on a plea of operating a car without a license. William Riddick, Negro, was fined $10 and costs after pleading guilty for the second time of driving with out a license. A 30 day sentence was suspended upon condition Riddick does not drive again until he se cures a license. A motion for non-suit was granted by the Court in the case charging Henry and Enos Mallory, Negroes, with assault. Henry Sawyer entered a plea of guilty to illegal parking and paid a fine of $10 and costs of court Cecil Honeyblue, Negro, .was taxed with court costs on a charge of driv ing with insufficient brakes. Lloyd Felton, Negro, paid the costs of court on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. The State took a no I pros in the case charging Raymond Bateman with assault -with a deadly weapon and ordered, the costs .assessed against the prosecuting witness, Mrs. Martha Bateman. ' James King, Negro, was fined $.'10 and costs on charges of driving with out a license and reckless driving. King failed to make the curve at the south end of Church street and crash ed into two houses in that neighbor hood before bringing his car to a stop. Edward Modlin, Negro, was ordered to pay the costs of court after plead ing guilty to a charge of assault. Posthumous Award Made Here Saturday A bronze star medal, awarded post humously to Gaylord Riddicks, was presented to the soldier's father, John A. Riddick, of Belvidere, at the Court house in Hertford on Saturday after noon by Colonel James M. Culli cut, Post Executive Officer at Fort Bragg. Riddick, one of Perquimans Coun ty's Gold Star soldiers, was killed in Luxembourg March 16, 1945, where he was serving with General Pat ton's Third Army. He entered the armed forces in August, 1944. Indiansi-Jacket Game Next Tuesday Idle during the past week because of rains, the Perquimans High School baseball team resumed play Wednes day night when the Chowan High School "furnished the opposition for the Indians on Memorial Field. Three gimes are on tap for the Indians during the coming week. They will play a return game with Cen tral High School, on Central's dia mond this afternoon, and then will meet the Elizabeth City team here next Wednesday night at eight o'clock Oh next Friday they will travel to Creswell, for a game wfth the Tyr rell County boys. The game set for next Wednesday night should be one of the best of the season for the Indians will be out to avenge an early season defeat hand ed thern on the Elizabeth City dia mond, v Rotary Club To Hold Ladies' Night Soon Members of the Hertford Rotary Club; ynft ' entertain, their wives . at a Rotary-Ann party, .. the date of which will be announced later, it was reported, following the meeting of the Club Tuesday night, . 1 v ! ' Committees - which will plan and have charge of the party will be nam ed by W. Hiurdcaatle, president, at next week's meeting and the date for the event will be decided npon at that 4-H County Council Hears State Leader At Banquet Friday Program Directed By 4-H Officers; Clubs Represented Miss Ruby S. Pearson, Assistant State 4-H Club leader, was the prin cipal speaker at the annual 4-H County Council banquet, held last Friday night at the Community House in Hertford. Approximately 70 4-H Clubbers and their guests were pre sent for the affair. Horace Layden, president of the Council, was master of ceremonies, and other officers of the Council hav ing part on the program were: Jan ice Perry, vice president, Ethel Fran ces Elliott, secretary, Corbin Doz ier, nssis'an' wretary, .lanie Win slow, and Doris Dave Allen, program committee and Di'kie liak'-r and Het ty Lou Truelilood, song leaders. Guests present were E. M. Terry, G. W. Jackson, L. L. Winslow, K. f. Brinn and C. E. Winslow, members of the board of County Commissioners, 4-H Neighborhood Leaders, Mrs. W. E. Dail, Mrs. Howard Hunter, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Mrs. Johnnie Lane, Mrs. Pailen Lane, Miss Myra Layden, Mrs. T. C. Perry and Mrs. Frank llray. School principals, E. 0. Woodard, G. H. Baker, Mrs. W. K. Dail and Miss Mary Sumner. Welcome to the meeting was made by Mary Beth Perry, and a response was given by Mr. Brinn. Mary Sue Cook gave a report on 4-H Club work accomplished in this county during 1945 and Nonie Lou Lane sang a boIo, Dreaming. Miss Pearson spoke on What 4-H Club work can mean to Perquimans County. She told the group that there are more than 100,000 hoys and girrs in this State represented in 4-H Clubs, and this is the largest rural iFn'Qnivof inn ii A m i 1ftn idnn' -..a ,,, f .. ,;ii;JMary, Lina Raper, a junior, and Betty u . r 7 uTOl Channel, a freshman. BrJb srirls boys and girls are members of clubs in America, and that 4-H Clubs also work with older groups in order to live up to the. motto used !y 4-11 Clubs. She urged all local members tV choose club projects which would mean advancement in knowledge ra ther than those with which members are already familiar. Get Draft Orders Nine Negro registrants have been selected to fill the May 8th call for pre-induction examinations and will receive orders to report at the local draft office on that date, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the draft board stated Monday. The youths ordered up are James Spruill, Joseph Ever ett, Sherman Overton, Israel Dillard, Archie Welch, William Overton, Ro bert Thompson, James lender and Clintoir Gordon. Mrs. Sumner reported that five more veterans this week filed papers showing their separation from the armed forces. These men were Robert Miller,. Maywood Stallings and Ben Koonce, Jr., white, and William Reed and Jesse Jacox, colored. Legion, Auxiliary To Meet Friday The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the American Legion will hold its April meeting Friday night at H o'clock in the Lodge rooms at the Courthouse, it was announced today. At the same hour members of the Legion Auxiliary will hold their meet ing at the Agriculture Building. Several important business items are to be brought to the attention of the Legionnaires and all members of the Post are urged to attend this week's meeting. Pre-School Oinics Schedule Released Pre-school clinics for Perquimans County children will be conducted by the Perquimans Health Department at various school ' buildings in the county, beginning Thursday, May 9, it was announced today by Miss Au drey Umphlett, County Nurse. A schedule of the clinics is pub lished elsewhere in this issue and parents are requested to bring chil dren to schools nearest their homes. P. T. A. TO MEET The Parent Teacher Association .will meet Thursday evening, May 9, at the Hertford Grammar School at 7:80 P, M; ; AU membere are urged COMMITTEE RE-ELECTS WHITE TEACHERS FOR COUNTY SCHOOLS AT MEETING TIE. New Sugar Stamp Valid May 1st Spare stamp 49 in family ration books became valid May 1 for five pounds of sugar. Announcing this, OI'A said the new coupon will expire August HI. Sugar stamp 39, the last specifically labeled "sugar," expired April .'10. OI'A said that on the basis of latest surveys it expects that present suKiir ration of five pounds every four months can be maintained. In that case, another sugar stamp will be validated September I. Spare stamp 49 is in ration book four, as well as in the special s'lRa1 ration books issued to veterans and as replacements. Perquimans Orators Represent District At Chapel Hill Meet The affirmative debating team of the Perquimans County High School is in Chapel Hill this week represen ting Northeastern North Carolina in the state-wide finals of the North Carolina Debating Union. The nega tive from this district is Kocky Mount High School. The Perquimans and Rocky Mount teams were selected to represent the district in the State finals following a district contest held at Greenville, April 25. Ten other teams, representing five other districts of the State, are par ticipating in the final event at Chap el Hill, each district having an af firmative and negative team in the finals. The Perquimans team is made up of are debating this year for the first time. High School Honor Roll Released Wed. C. K. Woodard, principal of Perqui mans High .School has released the names of the students who won hon ors during the fifth grading period for the school year. Hhe last includ ed the names of 28 girls and l'S hays. Students averaging the high grades for this period and making the honor roll were: 11th Grade: Kader White, Mary Inez Chappell, Dotmegan Lane, Molly Oakey, Mary Lina Raper, Esther Winslow, Faye Winslow, Mather Hurdle, Charlotte Duling, Mary Le land Winslow. 10th Grade: Howard Broughton, Reginald Tucker, Laurastine' Britton, Mildred Skinner, Eugene Hurdle, H. B. Miller, Leon Lane. 9th Grade: Tim Perry, Lindsay Reed, Clarkson White, Dolan Winslow, Otis Winslow, Joyce Butt, Mary Lou Butt, Betty Ruth Chappell, Alma Eaves, Ann Hollowell, Pearl Hunter, Marietta Jolliff, Pat Morris, Peggy White, Lelia Lee Winslow, Daly Roun tree, William Umphlett, Thelma White. 8th Grade: Ella Cartwright, Doro thy Britten, Catherine Ann Holmes, Claire Hunter, Wade Jordan, Marjorie Perry, Pat Phillips and Ronald Butt. Riddick Funeral At Sandy Cross Church Funeral services for Miss Ruby Lee Riddick, 17, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. B. Dean at Nor folk early Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Sandy Cross Baptist Church, with '.he Rev. T. S. Guy, Sr., officiating. Burial was made in the Riddick Cemetery near Hobbsville. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Riddick, of Hobbsville, seven brothers, Thurman, Leonard, Carol, Paul, L. E. McKay , and Frank Riddick and two sisters, Mrs. Deans and Miss Mary Jane Ridick. Herbert C. Bonner Speaks IiuHerford Herbert C. Bonner, candidate for renomination as Congressman from the First District, was a vistor in Hertford Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Mr. Bonner made a short speech at the auction market Tues day afternoon and spent the remain der of the time meeting the residents High School Reported As Fully Credited Institution All white teachers employed at the Perquimans County schools during the past year have been re-elected to the faculty for next year by the two committees empowered to select tea chers for local schools, it was an nounced here Wednesday by F. T. Johnson, County Superintendent. The committees, one for the high school and one for the grammar schools met Tuesday for the purpose of re-electing the teachers. The list of teachers re-elected in cluded : High School: K. ('. Woodard, prin cipal, Miss Ksther F.vans, Miss Annie Kli'.a (larris. Mrs. Tom Jessup, Miss Eloise Scott, Miss Franeelle Harden, Mrs. F. T. Johnson, Miss (J race Chap pell, Mrs. ('. R. Holmes, Miss Mary Alice Cohoun and G. (". Muck. Central Grammar: !. II. Baker, Mrs. Edgar Lane. Mrs. Elijah White, Miss Alma Leggett, Miss Margaret White, Mrs. Herman Winslow, Miss Johnnie White, Miss Elizabeth Ste phens, Mrs. Leslie Winslow and Mrs. Atlessa Winslow. Hertford Grammar: Miss Mary Sumner, Mrs. Mary E. Walters, Mrs. Cecil White, Mrs. T. C. Chappell, Miss Mildred Reed, Miss Ruth Elliott, Mrs. Julian A. White and Mrs. R. S. Monds. New Hope: Mrs. W. E. Dail and. Mrs. Myra Sawyer. The rumor, which has been circu lated to some extent recently, regard ing the rating of the Perquimans High School was also wported as unfounded. The local High School was accredited in l!i25, and has contin ued as an accredited school since that time. The couses offered, if taken by students, make them eligible for en trance into colleges, and other courses offered include commercial, agricul ture and science. The Superintendent stated there is no foundation to the rumor that a gnotiu rgptaans High School can not bJbui entrance in to any college. Whiteston Merchant Died Wednesday AM. A. N. Winslow, 72, prominent resi dent and merchant of the Whiteston community, died at 9:45 o'clock Wed nesday morning at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk following a short illness. Mr. Winslow operated a general store at Whiteston for 45 years and was widely known throughout Per quimans County. He was a member of the Up River Friends Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in July, 1944. Surviving are six sons, Lindsey C, Cecil, Linwood and Raymond Wins low, all of this county, and Sidney Winslow of Winston-Salem, and Ran dolph Winslow of Florida; two daugh ters, Mrs. Tom Riddick and Mrs. Ad rian Smith, both of Perquimans; Mi grandchildren and one great grand child. Funeral services were conducted at the I'p River Friends Church at four o'clock Thursday afternoon. The body lay in state from three to four o'clock preceding the services. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Six Injured In Wreck Tuesday P. M. Six persons were injured and re quired hospital treatment in a head on collision which occurred at 12:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon near the G. W. Jackson store on Route 17. According to Charles Payne, State Highway patrolman, who investigated the accident, the wreck happened when a car driven by Barney Krivit sky of Jersey City, N. J., went out of control on a curve near the point of impact. Loss of control of the Kri vitsky car was blamed upon the poor condition of the shoulders of the highway. The Krivitsky car crashed into a car being driven south by Henry Kauber of Chicago, III. Those injured, besides the two driv ers, were Mrs. Kauber and Miss Em ily Knab and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kanter. Mrs. A. Peilman, a pas senger in the Krivitsky car, was un injured. W. M. I'. TO MEET The Annual County wide W. M. U. will meet at the Hertford Baptist Church Tuesday, May 9th. The meet ing will open at 10:30 a. m., dinne will be Served at the church and th 4 i 1 i i I It 1 IPBertford ' - ' ,of thft . I afternoon service will follow. v.k-v,: ; . , -. ;; ....

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