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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, January 16, 1948, Image 1

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Wc-'Ml J.I I II irJm If K JJ "X A. Vc.ume XV.-Number 3. "Hertford, Perquimans County North CajoUna. ' Friday, January 16, 1948. $1.50 Per YearT - - t in n i nni i nr nn rrn h rn mil r:::;iso:M;fiouiim(iiiOTAp f4 Solicitors Urged to Com plete , Canvass Before : Saturday Night ' .Df. T. P. Brin and Silas M. Whed bee, co-directors of, the1 ; Perquimans County March of Dimes program, an nounced today .- that the March of Dimes carapaignjwill open here next Monday morning' and solicitors are being urged to complete their work ,of canvassing the county before next Saturday night. . At a meeting of the committee, charged with conducting the annual drive, held Tuesday night, solicitors , were named to handle the canvassing , within the Town of Hertford. Sev eral . solicitors from the ruraj , areas have-yet to be-4ard from and this part xt the campaign. set-up lad not been completed up to Wednesday morning. However, Mr. Whedbee stated all solicitors will be contacted . before the end of this week, and names, not listed today will be an nounced next week. ' . The; solicitors and the territory as signed them are: Business houses, . Robert Hollowell, Henry C. Sullivan, J. W. Ward; Front Street, Mrs. S. M. Whedbee, Mrs. T. P, Brinn; Church Street,' Mrs. B. G. Koonce; Grubb Street, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. L. B. Sitterson; - Market Street, Mrs. Julian A. White and Mrs. W. L. Jes- aup; Dobb Street, Mrs. W. H. Pitt, Mrs. Charles Skinner; Academy Street, , Mrs. Cecil Winslow; West . Grubb Street, Mrs. Reginald Tucker; Covent Garden, Mrs. Clinton Ely; Penn Avenue, Mrs. Norman Elliott; West Dobb Street, Mrs. D. F. Reed; VWoodland Circle, Mrs. R. C. Murray. t .-Miss Frances Maness will head up the , drive among the home demonstration clubs of the county. , ; , , Collections in white schools of the 'cownty will be under the direction of , "JX-C. Woodard, principal at Perquim- - - ans Hi4h School .r . The committee named E. H. Brown, - S. L. Kingsbury W, O..Bearaon and .' Odessa Burke .to erv aa chairmen of V the colored division.- tojnrgakizev the , rcouatr' -As' i s.;: ' The co-directors announced tfeal.the quota assigned the founty this - year amounts to $970, which. is slightly . higher than the goal given last jear, but the Increase, in the quota la due to higher costs of combatting Infan ,' tile paralyjjis toward which the funds collected are used. : ... AO solicitors are urged to complete - the canvass of their territory before t' next Saturday night and to make re- - ports to the directors.' The commit tee hopes to complete the campaign within the one- week allotted and to close the drive a week from Saturday. Wildlife Club To Elect New Officers Members of the Perquimans Wild life Club will meet at 8 o'clock next Monday night at the Court House in Hertford for the purpose of electing officers to serve during the coming year, it was announced today by Ed gar Fields, secretary of the group. Mr. Fields stated that all members of the county club are urged to at tend this meeting and that the public is also invited to be present. R. M. Riddick, Jr., has served as president of the club during the past year. , ; Perquimans Arrangements Being Vro Post Backing Completed For Tars To Practice Here Arrangements are now being made for a program to be worked out whereby the Norfolk Baseball Club will be given a -' lease on Memorial Field for the purpose of establishing a spring training camp in Hertford, it was announced here this week. The compromise plan came into be ing when it was determined that the training camp here interf erred to some degree wjth the physical educa tion program at Perquimans High School, and the Board of Education expressed itself as opposed to any in terference with the school program. On learning .' of this decision, a group of interested men worked out compromise whereby a field will be made ad joining Memorial Field for the' use of the school classes during the time the Norfolk players are inr the eame, THIS VMS : MEADLiuES President Truman this 'week pre sented to Congress proposed budget for the " next . fiscal year, which will begin July i, 1948, calling for ex penditures of some. 40 billions of dol lars, the largest peace time budget n the history of the nation. Broken own, the budget revealed that na- jnal defense would take most of very aoiiar, and foreign aid was next i line. Immediately following the esenwuon, Republican leaders in ongress assailed the proposed bud- nw as. sfoag too wgiuHi. JL- ?r v The political picture changed some what this week , with an announce . nt, by Kerr .Scott that he will not be a candidate for re-election as Commissioner of Agriculture, and im mediately Stag Ballentine, who has been reluctant to announce his candi dacy for the Governorship, Stated he v J run for the post being vacated by . tt Interest seems en the upgrade i i a number of local situations. & tint ,c ::dates, Charles Vann of Aulander ;t v vr. i. nalstead of Camden have need for the office ,. of State sr irom wis aisferct. i v ler winter1 weather continued to it most of the nation during the - .'The Midwest was reported ex .Ing the co) 4est weather of this .and snow and rain were re i In the Northeastern States. York, which recorded a "record fctorm during; the holidays, has 1 snow and rain several days., , ' '. !".,;',y.'.,.;,- ,.',...: , , , y, . i ' --TH ANNOUNCEMENT ; "T. ti-3 Tin. A. C. l!I!ler of Clava l'. ", .' nounce the birth of a i 3 .ter 23. IMher ani 7 i'T tic '?. I Vs. using the regular athletic field for practice. Efforts are being made at the present, to fix this additional field immediately to pave the way for the lease or Memorial Field to the Tars. Under he pltfn, it has been stated bf both .echool Officials -and the. men tiCerested Jutlringing the '.Tar;;to HettWrd there will be no interferyee and the High School will be permitted to use Memorial . , Field for athletic contests while theJTars are in prac tice here. It was reported that all members of the Board of, Education expressed themselves as favoring a lease to the Tars under these condi tions. An announcement from Norfolk has stated that the Tars are tentatively planning to conduct their spring train ing camp here, and H. P. Dawson, president of the Tars, has been in Hertford several times to make ar rangements for housing the players expected to come here. He also has been lining up a tentative schedule of exhibition games to be played here and in Norfolk. Cage Games With Manteo Friday Night Central Outpoints Lo cals In Contest at Central Tuesday Facing tough competition this week, the Perquimans Squaws lost two con ference games, one to the fast mov ing, sharpshooting Manteo girls by a 57-39 count and being nosed out in the second by Central 27-22. ' The Perquimans boys' team divided their games this week by trouncing Manteo 39-25, then losing a close one to Central by a two-point margin, 31-29. In games here Friday with Manteo the local girls were up against a vet-i eran outfit and although fighting hard throughout the contest, the Squaws were no match for the Dare Countians. Manteo maintained a commanding lea'd throughout the game and displayed a keen eye for basket shooting. Playing a nice floor game and showing some improvement in the shooting department, the Squaws played at Central Tuesday night and dropped a close battle 27-22. Pitt led the Indians to victory in the boys' game with Manteo, hook ing 15 points, while Tucker collected nine and the Indians romped in 39-25. Manteo was no match for the Confer ence champions, who displayed a nice floor and passing game. The Indians missed some shots which indicated, the need of a little more timing in this department. In a nip-and-tuck game at Central Tuesday night the Central boys out lasted the Indians and won by a two point margin, 31-29. A poorly offici ated contest, both teams at times found this to be a handicap in play- The Indians lost eight Drive To Raise Fund For Bandmaster Pay TOWN BOARD HEARS COMPLAINT ON LIGHT BILLS; TO CHECK SYSTEM AREA REPORTED points through rulings of the offi cials, all of which might have made a difference in the final outcome. In. their first conference game of the season the Perquimans Junior Varsity overwhelmed the WeeKsville Jayvees in a game played here last Thursday night. The final score was 664- -Tilly,' Berry' and fcahnqn Me the offensive drive for the local Jayvees. Perquimans FFA Team Wins State Honors On Tuesday afternoon, January 6, the annual Seed . Identification and Judging Contest,' conducted by the Albemarle Federation of the FFA, was held at Poplar Branchi Fifty samples of seeds had to be identified and four samples each of com, wheat and soybeans had to be judged. The highest score and first honors went to the Perquimans FFA teamt -, Other FFA teams taking part in th contest Were from Chowan, Central,- Gates ville, Weeksville, Moyock, Siinbury and Poplar Branch (Griggs). 'The Perquimans FFA team, by winning first . place in the Albemarle Federa tion Contest, entitled them to take part in the State Contest for Identi fication and Judging Seeds, which was held at Smith' Warehouse in Rocky Mount on January 8. There were sixty-five or more teams from all sec laons of North Carolina who took- part in the State Seed Identification and Judging Contest, and the Per quimans FFA team, composed of El wood Long, Maryland Boyce, Jr., and Dolan Winslow, won a , rating of fourth place, and was judged to be the fourth best trained i. team : 4n North Carolina. This is an accom plishment that the people of Perquim ans and the Albemarle section in gen eral are justly proud ot.;T' AtlM- v 'i ' 'rt'- .. .. V ; .I....'..'-'...,l-'VAtiy"'' Legion Commander C At Hospital !Vleetnffj ''-W( F.' Akisley, commander of the Perquimans Post of the American Legion, joined with " other American Legion representatives ; from, Eastern North Carolina, in attending a meet ing in Washington, D. Q.f ?on Wed nesday at which time the Legion rep resentatives - proposed thev construc tion of the Veterans Administration's new hospital f in this section of the V te, rather than in some other prof-. 1 -ti site. ' , . . Traffic Violators Pay $250 In Fines Twenty nine traffic violators, cited into Perquimans Recorder's Court, submitted and paid fines and court costs, during the past week, it was reported by W. H. Pitt, clerk of Court. Recorder's Court was in re cess this week while the January Term of Superior Court was in ses sion but the traffic cases were dis posed of through submission. Andrew Quintel, Joan Curwan, Irv ing Foote, Albert Flatow, Morris, Kahn, Harold White, Harold Gibbs, John Curtis, Irving Green and Celia Peabody, all entered pleas of guilty to charges of speeding and paid a fine of 910 and court costs. Five dollar fines and costs of court were assessed against Rita Tuck, J. F. Dates, John Noble, Antonio Bonu omo, Arthur Horn, Clayton White, J. E, Walsh, James Farraro, Sr., John Gainor, Oliver Leeds, David Drasen, John McLaughin, Hans Zwiebel, Kyree-. Copeland and C. G. Caine on charges of speeding. Mary. McGuire and C. E. Griffin submitted to charges of speeding and each paid fines of 125 and costs. f Alva' Cartwright was fined $25 and costs on a charge of reckless driving. Five Civic Groups to Cooperate In Effort To Keep Local Band Members of the Perquimans Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars are spearheading a drive to raise funds to be used to pay Bert Ainsworth, Perquimans High School bandmaster, a guaranteed salary during the re maining months of the present fiscal year, it was announced this week by James Newby, commander of the lo cal VFW Post. A meeting was held last Saturday afternoon, at which time representa tives of five civic organizations, VFW, American Legion, Parent-Teacher As sociation, Rotary and Lions Clubs, were present and pledged the cooper ation of their groups in the campaign. These five civic organizations will conduct a drive to raise $200 per month, and individuals throughout Perquimans County will be given an opportunity to pledge one dollar per month, or more if desired, toward the fund. At the meeting Saturday each organization was allotted a quota of $40 per month, and each club will contact individuals in order to assure the raising of the quota each month. The public can cooperate with the campaign by contacting Mr. Newby at the post office in Hertford, in the event any person desires to pledee a sum "toward the campaign. Other representatives who may be seen in regards to the fund are W. F. Ains ley, jMrs. D. M. Jacksen, W. H. Pitt and Charlie Vann. A pounding party was staged for the bandmaster shortly before Christ mav but as it has been pointed out, Mr. Ainsworth has been directing the band at the high school on a tuition basis since organizing the band here several years ago. The band and bandmaster have been handicapped under this condition for the past year or more and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, sponsors of the band, are con ducing. this drive in an effort to pro vld,fJ54, Yf r2jby"4andmas ter which will enable the local high school to continue band activities. In the event the drive is concluded successfully, it is understood that the tuition plan will be halted and band instruction will be;opened to all students at Perquimans,1 High School. In addition to the bandmaster's sal ary, a portion of the funds raised in this drive will also be fused to aid in ; maintaining band uniforms and in struments. Much sentiment has been expressed as to the. public regards for the local band and the. public ia now urged to support the band through this cam paign until ways and means can be found to finance the band by other methods. Baseball Group To Hold Meeting Monday Perquimans County baseball fans are invited to attend a meeting of the board of directors of the Perquimans County Baseball Club to be held in the Court House next Monday night, it was announced this week by Fred T. Mathews, president of the club. Plans will be discussed for the or ganization of the 1948 Perquimans entry in the Albemarle League, and Mr. Mathews added that, no doubt, a discussion of the league meeting held in Edenton this week will be con ducted and the league rules reviewed. The directors of the Perquimans Club have been active for the past several weeks and are making efforts to field the best possible team during the coming season. New Parking Restric tions Ordered; Board Passes Ordinance Central PTA Meeting Scheduled Monday The Parent-Teacher Association of the Perquimans Central Grammar School will hold its January meeting Monday night at 7:30 o'clock at the school building in Winfall. The sub ject of the program will be "Children Take to the Arts." Special music will be rendered and an art. exhibit will be given. Firth Winslow will be the speaker for the program.- The public is cordially in vited to attend.' . a New Jffowe ;V Teacher Begsm Duties Thursday Mrs! Walter Nowll. formerly Miss Florence Winslowj assumed the duties as home economic teacher lit Per "wi'mads High School on Thursday of this week.; it watf announced today by V, T.-Johnson, County School Super- 'tntndent --v v-; v-i-'--'- Mrs. Nowell succeeds, M?s Mary Alice Cohoon. rrs'gnad the pO' flon of J"1? 1. ' " K Citizens Make Good Start In Tax Listing According to reports from the Per quimans County tax list takers, resi dents of this. County are being very cooperative about listing their taxes promptly this year. It was stated that during the first few days of the listing period, which began last week, between 150 - and 200 persons have listed their taxes.' , In previous years taking of tax lists has got off to an extremely slow start and ' the majority of persons waited until the last few days of the listing period to put in an appearance at the , lister s office, lhey did re mind local' citizens who have become 21 years of age in the past year that they are-obliged to, appear and Mist poll-taxes by January 31 since the listingperiod ends on the following day and the one per cent interest be gins accumulating at that time. Two County Growers Members State 100 Bushel Corn Club Two Perquimans County farmers, J. Luther Winslow of Whiteston, and Joe Perry, Jr., of Route 1, Hertford, were among the charter members of the new club in North Carolina known as the 100 bushel corn club. The club was organized at a banquet held in Rocky Mount last Thursday night with approximately 100 charter members present. The fact that a man had produced and reported as much as 100 bushels of corn on one acre made him eligible to member ship in this organization, according to I. C. Yagel, county agent Wins low had produced 124 bushels and Perry 106 bushels per acre. The ban quet was held in connection with the annual meeting of the N. C. Crop Improvement Association and N. C. Foundation Seed Producers Incorpor ated. Other highlights of the two day meeting were the seed show in which high quality corn, cotton, soybean and tobacco aeed WeMjjfcUbited by1 vari ous seed produeersef the State. Rep resentatives of W. C. State College, the Extension Service, N. C. Crop Improvement Association and Found ation Seed Producers appeared on the program. The State FFA Seed Judging Contest and 4-H Club public speaking contest were held in connec tion with, the meeting. After the meeting officially closed at noon Fri day, the Watson Seed Farm near Rocky Mount invited all present to open house at their farms where they served a barbecue dinner following which all guests were taken on a tour of their modern seed drying, grading and treating equipment. Those from Perquimans County attending' the meeting besides the county agent, were Joe Perry, Johnnie Lay den, Odus Mansfield, William Hobbs, Jim Stokely, Joshua Sutton, W. W. Bundy, John E. Wood, Jr., George Baker, Calvin Banks, Charlie Vann, Hugh Copeland, Preston Copeland, Milton Dail, Jr., Milton Jordan, Lloyd Lane, Elton D. Layden, Adrian J. Smith, Jr., Jarvis G. Ward, George G. Wins low, William Winslow and Emmett Long. Approximately 1,500 persons regis tered during the first day. Home owners in the Woodland Circle of Hertford appeared before the members of the Town Board, meeting in regular session Monday night, and registered complaints upon what the home owners described as excessive utilities bills received by the individuals from the Town. L. J. Davis acted as spokesman for the group and told the board the dele gation had no idea as to the' cause for excessive bills but believed them to be out of line with bills for other sections of the town. Several other members of the dele gation gave individual complaints to board members and later Mayor V. i N. Darden and members of the board ' ordered that a check of the voltage : and meters in the area be made in order to determine if parf of the cause was due to low voltage and bad meters. The delegation was advised that this check would be made. Two ordinances were passed by the board at the meeting this week; the first forbids the burning of cylin der oil by any individual, without the individual first arresting soot and other substances which might pass out of a chimney thus creating a nuisance for others; and the second, is an ordinance which prohibits the keeping or storing of dynamite with in the limits of the Town of Hertford. Under authority vested in it by a parking ordinance, passed several months ago, the board ordered ad ditional parking restrictions on two streets within the Town. Effective immediately no parking will be al lowed at any time on Market Street between Church and Front Streets; and no parking will be allowed on the east side of Covent Garden Street; between Market and Dobb Streets. Parking on these two blocks has in creased greatly in the past, several weeks and has created a hazard which the board hopes to eliminate by the order issued during its meeting. The 'board voted to entertain, the volunteer fire department at an oys ter supper, to be, staged ,t a date later this month, te BhoW 'its "appre ciation to the firemen for the splen did job the department does in its work here. The local fire depart ment has received commendations from insurance investigators for its high degree of efficiency. Monogram Clubpects Officers And Spbnsor The Perquimans bounty High School Monogram Club-'met at the school Monday and a -new sponsor, Miss Frances" ' Celey, was" named to replace Miss; Mary Alice Cohoon, who resigned her position with the faculty at the school in .November of last year..-.; -iSfv .'VsV: - Fora-'e' Webh is president of the Tf Monogram Club, Joel Hollowell fir?flw.irr and Howard Broughtqn. ni'tF", of'h. . " "-iK;;fp: ".i; rh The r. nw v members are Ray Wrbv,' RVhard Futrell, Pete Spiyey Mb-n Lee Bnton, Billy Winslow and HaTV,RojrpTson. V)?;: P!aW wre" discussed at this meet ing" for the annual Monogram Club banquet and dance. A committee was appointed t ad wrtfse the baaketball game, - 'V Elihu Winslow Dies At Home Monday Elihu Winslow, 85, died suddenly at his home near Winfall at 9:30 Mon day night He was the son of the late Jesse and Sarah Winslow, native of Perquimans County and member of the Piney Woods Friends Church, Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Jordan and Mrs. E. O. White; one brother, Allen J. Wins low, and four grandchildren, all of Perquimans County. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Piney Woods Friends Church under the direction of the Lynch Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family plot. . Hertford Lions Clib Host At Intercity Meet Friday Night The Hertford Lions Club wilLplay host to the Lions Clubs of Edenton and Elizabeth City in a tri-club ladies' night program and zone meet ing to be held in Hertford Friday night, January 16, at the Community House on the Hertford Grammar School grounds. The meeting will be gin at 7 o'clock in the evening.. Inasmuch as it will be ladies' night, the ladies' dress will be in formal. The clubs are expecting Lion Oaith er M. Beam of Louisburg, who is the district governor of District J31-C, Lions International. Also, Deputy District Governor J. Frank Duke of Washington, N. C, and Zone Chair man Norman K. Shannonhouse of Elizabeth City, in addition to several other district and club officials! past and present Child Injured In Accident Tuesday ; 1 Paul Wheeler, 10-year-old Hertford child, suffered a fracture of the col lar bone and other minor injuries Tuesday v afternoon when he was struck by a car driven by Miss Helen Jones. -" According- to Police Officer Robert A. White, the child stepped Into the strept In front of the State Theatre in the path of the car being driven by Miss Jones, and the unavoidably acci dent occurred, i ' The child was taken to the Albe mnr! Hinftal for treatment f Superior Court lit Session This Week : i The January term of Perquimans Superior Court opened here Mfnday morning with Judge W. H. S. JJurg wyn presiding. Five divorce actions were heard during the opening day and all divorces were granted. Court adjourned early Monday, but ifas ia full session Tuesday and Wednesday disposing of several actions listed for trial., ' . Seven cases listed on the calendar were continued until the next tejrm of Superior Court Courts officials ex pected the present term might! con tinue through Thursday or Friday of this week. ; . $ PTA TO MEET The Parent;Teacher Association of the Hertford Grammar School will meet Thursday evening, January 15, at 8 o'clock at the school. All jmem- bers Are urged to attend. , t t -I v. K Jv

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