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i!lEI2rafe HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume XIII. Number 47. r
Hertford, Perquimans County. North Carolina, Friday, November 29, 1946.
$1.50 Per Year.
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County USO Campaign; Drive Opens Soon
bounty Is Requested to
-Raise $803; Funds For
,' F. T. Johnson, superintendent of
' Perquimans County schools, has been
named chairman of the 1946 USO
Campaign to be conducted in this
county, it was announced today. Mr.
Johnson has accepted the appoint
4 ment and stated the drive for $808,
-which ia the county quota for. this
year, will get underway next week
and will continue through the month
1 r Pointing out that more than one
million men, of which 56,000 are from
. 'North Carolina, are still in the arm
ed forces and that the USO is con
tinuing to provide entertainment and
"clubs for these men, Mr. Johnson
- urges all residents of this county to
have an active part in this drive to
help USO operate during the coming
' , funds raised in the campaign this
ear will be used only by the USO in
maintaining its operation in provid
ing amusement, entertainment and
clubs for American soldiers, sailors
, And marines. None of the funds col
lected will be used for relief purposes
any part of the world.
Relief agencies, formerly tied in
vith the USO campaign, have been
separated from the drive and now
conduct their own funds
The county chairman began the
task of forming the county committee
early this week and meetings of this
group will be held next- week to for
mulate the plana for conducting the
drive in this county. The amount re
quested from Perquimans County this
year is about one-fourth of the quota
last year and .it fe the hope of the
chairman that,'; the people of Per
quimans will meet this goal cheer
fully and quickly as a means of let
ting the boys still in service know
that they i, receiving the support
of the folks at borne. ' .
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November 28, Thanksgiving Day,
rought the open season on several
jf the favorite game species of Tar
i The open season oh quail, one of
pie most popular game birds of the
State, began on this date and will
ontinue through January 1, with sev
ral exceptions and reports from the
nolH nffov nrnanAta fnr annrnri.
mately an average crop of birds ex-
ept in the sections along the coast
Where heavy rains caused damage to
he young crop of birds early in the
The open season on quail this sea-
Ion is one week shorter than that of
pst year, and the daily bag limit for
jhis species has been reduced to eight
Lai 1.1 At- 1A rpi
auier viuui uie xurmw me sea-
on bag limit of - 150 remains the
Special exceptions to the dates for
ie quail Shooting season are that
yde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washing
u counties, quail hunting is to be
jlowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays
M Saturdays, with the provision
at quail may he hunted on Christ
M' and New 5S Year's Day in the
unties mentioned. '4
Thanksgiving Day also opened the
on on turkey, rabbit and ruffed
-e, Bemuse of a decrease' in the
i, there has been a severe cut
open season eo turkey. Legal
; of this species "wUl be limited
.tie, Halifax, Martin, Northamp
. nd Washington counties with the
won extending through January 31,
d the bag limit set at one a day
j two per season.
For the first time a daily bag limit
's been set for rabbits. - Ten of this
'teles may be taken per day, but
re is still no season bag limit.
an datea for rabbit shooting con
ue through January 31.
p l(dser Car
i i;sj:!ay Here
fflciala of the Hertford Motor
npany announced this week the
apt of a new Kaiser automobile,
'ch is now on display at the com
Ve show room, Ed en ton highway.
he public Is invited : to see this
motor car, which has been long
ited and tench publiciced. :
s low silhouette and graceful
AUnes places it among the style
j, The Kaiser is a 100 horse
- tear which combines unpreced-
icating width with alrstream
Plays At Windsor
The Perquimans High School liand,
40 strong, was a feature attraction at
a 4-H Club program presented at
Windsor Tuesday afternoon. The
band left the high school building by
bu at noon and returned following
the close of the program.
New uniforms have been received
for most of the members and the
band is making a fine appearance in
the new outfits. The band is receiv
ing more and more invitations to per
form at functions in nearby towns
which have no bands, and this is the
second trip the band has made to
Contributions for the ' band fund
have now reached $1,341.26, the latest
contribution coming from the Fort
Raleigh Grill of Elizabeth City.
Draft Board Making
Inventory Of Men
Local Board Now Com
plete; Two Old Mem
bers Resume Duty
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Perquimans County draft board,
stated Monday the local board is now
making an inventory to determine
the number of registrants eligible
for military service. The inventory
is to be completed by December 2
and record cards of every registrant
of the board will be drawn.
Selective Service, which has been
taking a holiday on inductions for
the past two months, will again be
come active January , although at
the present time it remains unknown
whether -or not inductions will be re
The local board is now complete
with three member, R. M. Riddick,
lwlln tiree roemoera, it. m. kiooick,
members of the board,-resumed duty
as board members here recently. The
other member of the board is J. R.
A list of veterans, recently dis
charged from service, who have re
ported their separation from the
army and reported same at the local
office include: Jesse Winslow, Joe
Nowell, Jr., Melford Trueblood, Wil
liam E. Winslow, Merrill Layden.
Charles F. Murray, Henry Lewis and
Charles W. Miller, white and Hazel
Ferebee, Luther Turner, Jr., and
Floyd Norfleet, colored.
Aunt Tillie Goes to Sea
Title Junior Class Play
The junior class of the Perquimans
County High School will present a
play entitled "Aunt Tillie Goes To
Sea", on Thursday evening December
5, at 8 o'clock in. the auditorium of
the local school.
The play is a happy-go-lucky farce
and will be presented in three acts,
written by Wilbur Braum, author of
Aunt Tillie Goes To Town.
The entire action of the play takes
place in the lounge on board the S.S.
Hazard, an ocean liner bound for
, The cast includes Anne Proctor, the
laughable Aunt Tillie; Howard Brou
ghton, a nervous bridegroom; Peggy
Cook, his sympathetic bride; Bill
White, the handsome steward; Myrtle
Elliott, a colored maid; Eugene Hur
dle, a famous but hen-pecked chirop
ractor; Anna Faye Copeland, a bossy
wife; Keggie Tucker, a wealthy man
Upon a secret mission; Daphne Wins
low, his beautiful secretary; Nan
Ward, a case of mistaken identity;
L. C. Elliott, the ship's news reporter;
and Eloise Godwin, who has matri
monial aspirations. . -
Farm Bureau Names
Delegates To Meeting
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At a recent meeting of its board
of directors, the Perquimans County
Farm Bureau selected two delegates
to the National Farm Bureau Con
vention which meets in San Francisco,
Cal., December 8-11. Jacob L. White
and Fred Matthews were selected to
go. Perquimans County haying gone
over their quota of 310 members, is
entitled to send one delegate with
transportation paid by the State
Farm! Bureau. Jacob L. White hav
ing secured 112 memberships, is high
man in the county, thereby winning
the free trip, Fred Matthews was
second high with 46 memberships to
his credit : White and Matthews will
leave .the county Sunday, December
1, and will be gone approximately
two' weeks. '
The directors are planning to meet
in December to plan activities for the
local Farm Bureau during the com
Indians Open Basket
Ball Season Tuesday
Night At Weeksville
Eighteen Games Listed
On Schedule; Teams
Ready For Opener
Perquimans High School will open
its 194(5-47 basket ball season next
Tuesday night when the girls and
boys teams of Perquimans meet the
Weeksville High School on the
Weeksville court. This will mark the
opening of the Albemarle Rural Con
ference of which Perquimans is a
member. Ten schools are participat
ing in the conference this season and
each school will play eighteen games.
The Perquimans teams under the
direction of Miss Ann Garris and
Max Campbell have been practicing
for the past two weeks in preparation
for the season ahead. As yet neither
of the coaches has chosen teams from
the large number of candidates re
porting for practice. However, the
regular squads ure expected to be
chosen before the opening game
The schedule of games to be play
ed by the Indians during the season
is as follows:
Dec. 3. Weeksville, there.
Dec. ti. Columbia, here.
Dec. 10. Gatesville, there.
Poplar Branch, there.
South Mills, there.
Feb. 7. Moyock, there.
Feb. 14. Poplar Branch, here.
Feb. 18. South Mills, here.
Feb. 21. Manteo, there.
Feb. 25. Hobbsville, there.
Candidates for this year's team
left over from last season include:
Cecil Winslow, Chester Winslow, L.
C. Elliott, Reggie Tucker, Edward
Lane, Sidnvy-- Lydn,-Howard -Pftf,
Horace Webb, and these veterans are
being bolstered by a large number of
boys trying out for the team for the
ACP Election Called
For Saturday, Dec. 7
An election to nominate and elect
community committeemen, alternates
and delegates to the county conven
tion of the Agricultural Conservation
program of Perquimans County, will
be held on Saturday, December 7.
The polls, set up at the places list
ed below, will be open from 9 A. M.
until 6 P. M.
Belvidere Community House.
Nicanor Ralph White's store.
Bethel C. T. Phillips' store.
Hertford Agricultural Building.
New Hope and Durants Neck
Parkville T. L. Jessup's store.
All eligible farmers have been no
tified to go to the polling place in
their respective communities and cast
W. E. White, secretary, states that
it is very important that each farmer
express by his vote his choice of the
community committeemen. It is also
important that he express his choice
of a delegate, as the delegate of the
various communities will elect the
County Committee. The County Com
mittee, together with the Community
Committee, will administer the 1947
farm program for Perquimans
Coal Strike Causes
Change In Schedule
The coal strike affected train and
mail schedules in Hertford this week,
when the Norfolk-Southern was or
dered, to curtail train service by 25
pe,r cent. The order was given by
the Government to aid in conserving
the nation's stock pile of coal.
'Under strike conditions, and until
the strike is settled, N&S trains will
run only once each day. The south
bound train will run on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays and the
north bound train will run Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays. Mail car
ried by the NAS will thus be affected.
Schools foke Holiday
' Perquimans County schools were
dismissed Thursday and Friday of
this week "in observance of the
Thanksgiving holidays. Classes will
be resumed on regular schedule Mon
day, it was announced by F. T. John
son, county, superintendent
Mew Agency Set Up
For Groups Serving
A. Houston Edwards to
Direct Affairs In Per
The Farmers Home Administration,
as authorized by the Congress, began
operation in North Carolina Novem
ber 1, says A. Houston Edwards, FSA
Supervisor for Perqubnans, Chowan
and Gates counties, who recently at
tended a meeting at Raleigh of per
sonnel who will direct the affairs of
the new agency.
FHA replaces both the Farm Se
curity Administration and the Emerg
ency Crop and Feed Loan section of
the Farm Credit Administration, and
takes over the personnel and assets
of both' agencies. Mr. Edwards said
that for the time being FHA offices
will be maintained with the same
personnel at all points where FSA
and ECFL have operated. Both ag
encies have made loans to small
farmers and the new agency will con
tinue to serve this group.
Also attending the meeting at Ra
leigh were Elizabeth P. Sanderlin,
FSA home supervisor for Perquimans
and Gates counties; Annie L. Spoon,
FSA home supervisor for Chowan
County and E. F. Morgan, field super
visor ECFL. Discussions were led by
John B. Slack, State FHA director,
Vance E. Swift, State FSA super
visor and A. E. Rozaj, State ECFL
Two typos of loans will be made by
Farmers Home Administration. Farm
purchase loans will be made to ten
ants, sharecroppers, farm laborers
and veterans with agricultural ex
perience and training. Loans can be
made for the purchase, development
and improvement of family-type
A variable repayment plan will
make it possible for borrowers, to
make larger than average payments
in years when farm income is high or
above normal, and less than average
payntteuU in ytuus whfn farm tacaw
is below normal.
Production and subsistence loans,
the second type, will be made to far
mers and stockmen for the. purchase
of livestock, farm equipment, seed.
fertilizer and other tarm ana home
needs. Such loans can be made t
either owners or tenants who live on
and operate family-type farms and
who derive the major portion of their
income from farming. These loans
carry an interest rate of five per cent
and are repayable in from one to five
To be eligible for an FHA loan an He was a member of the Perqui
applicant must be unable to get ade- mans Lodge I1''! of the A. F. & A.
quate financing on reasonable terms
from other credit sources available in
the community where he lives, such
as banks, insurance companies and
the Federal Land Bank. "FHA is
not in competition with any existing
credit source, private or Federal,"
says Mr. Edwards. Applicants must
be certified as eligible by a commit
tee of three individuals residing in
the county where he lives, at least
two of whom must be farmers.
Xmas Saving Checks
Mailed This Week
Christmas savings club checks, to
talling approximately twenty thous
and dollars, were mailed out to club
members by the Hertford Banking
Company this week according to R.
M. Riddick, president of the local
This year's savings club was the
largest in the history of the local
bank, Mr. Riddick stated, both in
members participating and in the
amount of money paid out to mem
bers. The sizable sum of money, it is ex
pected, will be used to a great ex
tent in purchasing items for Christ
mastime, as is the usual custom of
most of the club members.
The bank's 1947 club is now open
for members to start savings for the
next year. Already a number of per
sons, have joined the club and bank
officials expect more to do so dur
ing the next two weeks.
High School Paper
Issued Last Friday
The first number of the re-established
Per-Co-Hi Tattler, semi-monthly
paper for the Perquimans County
High School was issued to the stud
ents last Friday. ,
The school paper is excellently
edited and gives a fine description of
the activities at the school. The
paper is- written and edited by stud
ent! under the supervision of B. C.
Woodard, principal and Miss Esther
Christmas TB Seal Sales Opened This
Week; Public Is Urged To Support Drive
Mrs. Laura Sutton
Passes At Raleigh
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Small Sutton,
58, of New Hope, died last Friday
afternoon in a Raleigh hospital fol
lowing a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at a funeral home
in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Preston
Cayton, pastor of the Berea Christian
Church of which Mrs. Sutton was a
Surviving are her husband, Eddie
Sutton, five sons, Joshua, Robert and
Lawrence, all of Route 3, Sgt. Ernest
Sutton, with the Marine Corps at
Quantico, Va., and Virgie Sutton of
Indianapolis, Ind., a half sister, Mrs.
Sally Hurdle of New Hope; a half
brother, Joe Rape.r of Covington, Ky.,
and seven grandchildren.
Final Rites Held
Last Friday For
illiam T. Brown
Died at the Albemarle
Funeral services for William
Thomas Brown, 8, former Perqui
mans County representative, who died
in the Albemarle Hospital on Wed
nesday, November 20. were conduct
ed at the Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
by the Rev. E. T. Jilson, pastor of
Members of the Perquimans Lodge
No. l()f 'A. F. & A. M. conducted a
graveside ritual and were pall bear
ers. Mr. Brown was the husband of
Mrs. Mary Picard Brown and the son
of the late William J. and Sarah
Lewis Brown. He was a nitMe of
Bertie County, but lived in Hertford
for the past 35 years.
He represented Perquimans Coun
ty in the assembly in 1931, VXi'.i and
19115 and was sergeant at arms in the
House in 19117 and 19.'!9.
Besides his wife, he is survived liy
one son, Frank Picard Brown of Hert
ford; three sisters, Mrs. John Ilrinn
of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. W. ,1.
Brinn of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. S.
M. Tynch of Tyner; two brothers,
James 11. Brown and Frank Brown,
both of Baltimore.
M. and the Holy Trinity Episcopal
Pipelines, used during the war to
ease the gas and oil shortage of the
east coast, may be utilized, during
the current coal strike to supply na
tural gas to cities and industry, if a
plan offered by the pipeline com
panies is adopted. The company of
ficials claim they can supply fuel gas,
all that is needed, within three
weeks. Many industries and utility
companies are switching to this type
of fuel to avoid further delay and
hold up by coal mine strikes. Mean
while, in Washington John L. Lewis
was ordered to report to court for
trial on Wednesday. Lewis is charg
ed with contempt of court for failure
to comply with a restraining order
forbidding his union from breaking
its contract with the government.
President Truman got the jump on
the new Republican Congress by or
dering a special commission set up
to purge the government of Commun
ists and other subversive persons now
on the Federal payroll. The commis
sion will report, to the President on
February 1 what new legislation or
other steps will be needed to com
plete the purge.
The War Department has asked
the Interstate Commerce Commission
to force railroads and bus companies
to continue their policy of granting
special furlough rates for service
men. Unless the ICC acts this week,
furloughed service men in the east
ern states will have to pay full fare
on buses and trains beginning pext
MASONS WILLMEET TUESDAY
The regular meeting of Perqujm
4ns Lodge, No. 106, A. F. & A. M.,
witt be held Tuesday night in the
Court House. All Masons are invited
Sales Being Conducted
By Mail and Through
The annual sale of Christmas TB
seals opened in Perquimans County
Tuesday of this week when Mrs. C.
A. Davenport, chairman of the sales
drive, mailed out hundreds of the tiny
seals to residents of the county who
are expected to buy the seals to help
promote the fight against tubercu
losis. Each envelope containing the
seals also carries a return envelope
for individuals to mail back remit
tances to Mrs. Davenport.
The drive will continue until
Christmas eve and persons desiring
to purchase the seals, and who do not
receive any through the mails may
obtain them through school children,
also aiding the sales, or by calling
Seventy-five per cent of the money
raised through the sale of the seals
is retained here in this county to aid
in combatting TB. Almost 1,000 X
ray examinations have been made in
Perquimans County during the past
four years, and during this time 32
patients have been admitted to sana
torium. A glance at the record of
the disease in this county shows that
the tight must be continued and car
ried on to the utmost. The death
rate in Perquimans from TU in 1941
was 01.2 per 100,000 persons, while
in 1945 this rate had been reduced to
10.2. It needs to be cut further and
the public can help by purchasing the
tiny seals now being sold throughout
The sale of seals is the only way
tne tight against tuberculosis w
financed and the public is urged to
remember that when they buy seals.
bonds or bangles they are helping to
eradicate the disease from this
The sale of seals was begun in this
country in 1907, after it had been
started in Denmark, and each v.-ar
the sales have grown until now the
public uses this method to i-ontiibut"
to the tight against the disease. Have
you bought your seals?. I.uy them
Take Office Oaths
Monday, December 2
Perquimans County officials, elect
ed at the general election in Novem
ber, will take their oath of office and
assume their duties on Monday, Dec
The officials are Melvin G. Owens,
sheriff; W. II. Pitt, clerk of court; E.
Leigh Winslow, representative;
Charles K. Johnson, recorder judge;
Max Campbell, treasurer; Dr. C. A.
Davenport, coroner; E. M. Perry, L.
L. Winslow, T. R. Brinn, Charles E.
White and George W. Jackson, county
The only changes in the official
family from the present are those of
the sheriff's office, with Mr. Owens
succeeding J. Emmett Winslow and
E. Leigh Winslow succeeding W. W.
White as representative. Neither Mr.
Winslow nor Mr. White sought re
election. The county commissioners will
meet on Monday at two sessions, the
board will wind up all old business
as the last meeting of the present
term then will meet again to reor
ganize as a new board. Following
this the hoard will name appointive
officials to be selected at this time.
Has Short Docket
Six cases were heard in Perquim
ans Recorder's Court this week by
Judge Charles E. Johnson.
James Cherry, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of reck
less driving and received a fine of $30
and costs of court.
Raymond Feltri, Negro, was as
sessed the costs of court on a charge
of being drunk and disorderly.
Willie Webb, Negro, was found not
guilty on a charge of assault with a
A non-suit was granted in the case
charging James Pierce, Negro, with
breaking and entering.
Joseph Felton, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
with insufficient brakes. He paid the
costs of court.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy L. Winslow of
Belvidere announce the birth of a
son, Lot Winslow, born November 14,
at the Medical Center in Elisabeth
City. Mother and son are doing
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