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Volume XV. Number 18.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 30, 1948.
Pcripos Given Quota Of $55,P In
Security Bond Drive Which Opens Soon
Local Organization Be
ing Perfected to Carry
Perquimans Countians will be asked
to purchase $55,000 worth of U. S.
government bonds in the Security
Woodmen Of World
. The Perquimans County Order of
Woodmen of the. World have reorgan
ized the local chapter and selected of
ficers at a meeting held last week.
R. S. Chappell is the Council Corn-
Bond drive which will get under way 'zander; James Hunter, Advisory
in this district shortly, it was an
' 1 nounced today I by ' R. M. Riddick,
president of the Hertford Banking
f 1 Company; who has- been selected to
i act as chairman tf Region One, com
prising 16 counties in this part of
norm uaronna. -v'
The, national drive is being con
' ducted by the banks of the nation
with . the cooperation of ..local com
' mittees, with each county being re-
guested to meet a certain goal to as
sure total of two million thirty
"eeven thousand dollars assigned to
North Carolina. -' ;
" l&a chairman of this region makes it
necessary to choose a county chair-
, man for the Security drive, inasmuch j
, as Mr. Riddick filled this post dur-
ing the war bond drive but will not
have sufficient time to ' handle both
. the regional and local chairmanships.
He stated Wednesday that he wll
iiame a chairman for Perquimans
within a few days and complete plans
for the local drive will be mapped out
with the naming of the county com
mittee which will handle the sales of
Three types of bonds will be offered
for sale, series E, F and G. Tenta
tively quotas for Perquimans in 'the
. iramAtia anvSaa o 9ft tkniioonJ tfm TP
t ui vi0 dgi ivo aic viivusauu ivi a.j
bond sales and 25 thousand for F and
Patriotism, thrift and the danger of
. inflation were cited by the chairman
" as incentives for the purchase of the
v securities offered in this drive and he
expressed confidence that the people
' of this county will back wholehearted
ly this View security "campaign.
The entire county committee is ex
; pected to be named within the next
""- vday pr two and with its comph)on a
r meeting will, be held for tha p irpose
'of ppta the Parity td
- sell .the bond quota. C..Morris is
chairman of the agricultural division
of the local committee.
Lieutenant; Joe Layden, Banker and
C. C. Mansfield, Sr., Past Council
The lodge for the present time is
holding meetings " each Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock at the VFW hall
Allan Elliott, field representative
for the Order, is assisting with the
reorganization of the local chapter.
The members are planning to hold a
fish fry early next month.
Board To Open Bids
On Harvey Point
$1.50 Per Year.
Verdict Of Guilty
Returned In Liquor
Case On Tuesday
Recorder's Court In
Morning Session on
Several hours were consumed Tues
day morning in, clearing the docket of
cases in Perquimans Recorder's
Court. A large number of cases were
disposed of quickly when defendants
entered pleas of guilty to traffic vio
lations. Fines of $5.00 and costs of court
were taxed against Frank Dodd, Jo
seph Vail, Jasper Sloats, Reuben Ep
stein and C. W. Lane, all of whom
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding. . X
A verdict of guilty was returned in
the case charging Henry Mathews
with the sale of tax paid liquor.'
Judge Charles E. Johnson ordered the
defendant to pay a fine of $25 and
costs of court. An appeal in the case
was noted by the defendant's attor
ney, W. H. Oakey, Jr. According to
the State's evidence, Mathews was
cited to court by Sheriff M. G. Owens.
who testified that he had stoDDed
Cleveland Buck, who was carrying a
tt . 4 i f r,.j i :
nT T u, V Pint of whiskey. According to Sheriff
special session tonight at seven 0wens . ... . oJ
the liquor from Mathews.
E. J. Jones, Negro, was found not
Board Of Education
Reaches No Decision
On Supt Vacancy
County Teachers Ap
proved at Meeting
HERTFORD TOWN BOARD HOLDS SPECIAL
MEETING RELATIVE TO STREET MATTERS
Girl Scout Parties
Aid Camping Fund
o'clock to consider bids which have
been submitted for the rental of the
fam oTA of TTflrvpv Pnint Nflva!
Base, Mayor V. N. Darden stated this u,'l on a cnarSe oi assault witn a
morning. A number of bids for the jdeadlr weaPn-
farming4 rights have been submitted John Waynick, Jr., entered a plea
and the Board is expected to lease of guilty to driving with improper
this portion of the base after consid-, lights and paid the costs of court,
! -li 1 . : '
ering all bids submitted.
A lease, subject to final approval of
the Navy Department, has been ten
dered by the Town to the Hervey
Foundation for use of a number of
the buildings on the base. This lease
includes the hangar, training build
ing, old home, laundry, steam plant
and BOQ building.
The Hervey . Foundation operates
plants at Edenton and in a number of
cities in Western North Carolina. Of
ficials of tt- Foundation could not be
preached .Sa&k information regarding
their; piasyW Bir local operation,
but it is understood that they plan
to work a number of people at the
local base. '
Mayor Darden stated that the Town
Talmadge Wynn, Negro, was fined
$10 and costs on a charge of driving
with insufficient brakes.
(Perquimans County Board of Edu
cation, meeting in special' session last
Monday afternoon, reached no deci
sion in naming a successor to F. T.
Johnson as superintendent of local
schools. The meeting was one of
several hours duration, during which
the members of the Board reviewed
the applications of a large number of
teachers seeking the position.
A number of the applications, it
Was learned, were turned down after
some discussion on the part of the
Board members and the rest of the
applications were held up for further
investigation. A committee repre
senting the Board will travel to Ra
leigh on Friday to meet with State
Superintendent Clyde Erwin in re
gard to making a selection of a local
One spokesman for the Board
stated that all told about 15 applica
tions naa Deen receivea ior me local fhe third
position and it was liKeiy that the stock Show
Board will come to a decision on the jvfav 4th and
matter at a regular meeting or tne
Board which is set for next Monday.
This same spokesman revealed that
as of Wednesday the Board had made
no definite choice of any of the appli
cants seeking the position.
In addition to discussing the appli
cations for the superintendent's post,
the Board also acted upon the recom
mendations of the High School and
Grammar School committees and ap-
Two benefit card parties staged
here last week-end at the homes of
Mrs. T. P. Brinn and Mrs. J. T. Towe
swelled the camping fund for the
Hertford troop of Girl Scouts.
Financial Position Dis
cussed; Bond to Be
Sold to Pay on Street
Confronted with the need for ad
ditional cash to heln finance th
A bridge party was held at the gown's part in the widening of
home of Mrs. Brinn last Friday night Grubb Street, memhprc nf th Tmi,n
and a rook party was held Saturday 1 Board in a special meeting held Mon-
evening at the home of Mrs. Tovve.
Both events were well attended, and ;
a nice sum of money was netted to
be added to the camping fund for the 1
mzes donated Dy mercnants oi ; project, funds are also needed to
Hertford were awarded to a large make Davment nn npw trarnr t.
number of persons attending the centlv niirnhnCOfl Kir tlin Ttitrn nA
day night voted to sell a $5,000 war
bond owned by the Town of Hertford
to bring about the financial needs of
the Town at the present time. In
addition to cash needed for the street
Beef Club Members
Enter Stock In Show
At Elizabeth City
annual Albemarle Fat
and Sale will be held
r)th at the Eastern Ca
rolina Keed and Seed Corporation in
Elizabeth City. This is an announce
ment the Baby Beef Club members
of Perquimans County have been wait
ing for. Eight local boys and one
girl have been feeding prize beef
calves since last October in prepara
tion for this shenv. One of these
steers is a grade Hereford, one a
grade Short Horn and seven are pure
bred Aberdeen Angus. All have been
Stephen Straborney ,was taxed with pr,oved. "-election of the teachers in wen fed and are expected to give
all schools for the next term
Costa of rnnrt fnr drivinir wifh
proper license displayed. lt was also learned that sonu-
t p.int - fQ,,) plications are being received by-
guilty to being drunk and disorderly
and paid the costs of court.
A goodly number of Perquimans
County farmers are expressing inter-
still has a number of buildings oh the est in the corn contest sponsored by
base available for leasing and suit- j the Bethel Ruritan Club, according to
able for small industry. Individuals : I. C Yagel, county agent. Some have
or companies desiring information already filed their application in the
pertaining to a lease on any of these (county agent's office, while others are
buildings are requested to contact the -waiting to check on their 'stand of
Mayor for full details.
Mrs. Helen BsbbDit
After Long Illness
Funeral services " were' conducted
' , The Senate Armed Forces Commit
V tee this week apparently killed the
- administration's plan for ' universal
military training and instead, offered
; a substitute ' measure to strengthen
,-the, U. S. armed forces. Under the
. Senate committee plan youths 18-25
. could be inducted into the regular
' 7 penoa irom one w two Tuegday afternoon 4t o'clock for
m 7, " r " "' .uh,w Mrs. Helen Smith Babb, 83, proml
"bmldtag special camps and units un- nent native and lifelong resident of
Ader the UMT project. , Hertford, who died at her home on
1 1 rm. 0L . 7'. ,j t. ,v 'Fyont Street at 10:40 o'clock Sunday
7 The State Board of Education this m'oining an illness of six
' week announced that teaching loads TOontj,g7 , ;
in public schools will be reduced from , , Mrfc Babb was th daughter of the
. 35 pupils 33 pupils per teacher be- Dr Jo8iah and Mp8 Mary Shan.
t ginning with the next school term. nonhouae Smith and wife of the late
This actios was Jiailed as a step to-TO n a.u
1 "Sllottfr fanal n'j?! She was a member of Holy Trinity
I r ' '
Carolina ranlts 48th in the nation for
Surviving is one son, Josiah Babb
.. .V . ...... I o
tne nnmoer oi pupus par ww in i and , grandchildren, ,HeIen Lee
' " V?.:rv'";w"A'","""iBabb and Kobert . lbb of uurham,
that some 800 additional teachers, if
available, will be emplo'yid.Qcxt year.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by the Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector of
' . .. . 'Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial
Supporters of tte measure.which fol rf , ' 0, ,t Episcopal
will remove the federal tax from oleo- emeterv ' - "
margarine. eeminglyf; have woaxthei y'
fight against ttua tax, with a, major
ity of Congress voting for removal.
The measure, when' finally passed,
. will reduce the cost 'of this food
item. : Opposition to the bill was led
, by Congressmen - from dairy states
who. have lone fought for upholding
the tax despite pleas from house
wives" and Southern leaders for its
abolishment ' , 1 . , '
corn Before filing their application,
All farmers who are interested and
have not, filled out their application
blanks and should keep in mind that
May 31 is the latest date applica
tions can be accepted. The rules of
the contest are as follows:
The contest . is open to all white
farmers of the county. Applications
must be filed by May 31. At least
two acres of corn must be grown and
must not be in more than two plots.
Yield will be adjusted to No. 2 corn.
Sample must be sent in for moisture
test ' Contestants not to harvest plot
before November 1.
Five prizes will be awarded on the
basis of the yield. First prize will
be $100, second 80, third $60, fourth
$40 and fifth $25.
Local business houses are contri
buting the cash to be used for prizes.
These:; include the Ruritan Club,
Lions - Club, Hertford Hardware &
Supply Ob.. Winslow 'Oil Co., South
ern Cotton Oil Co., Hollowell Chev
rolet. Co.,;: Towe-Webb Motor Co.,
JUajor-boomig Co., Hertford Livestock
ft Supply Co., J. C. Blanchard & Co.,
Hertford Banking Co., Hertford Oil
Co., Farmers Supply, Reed Oil Co.,
and Darden Brothers.
CLicer Fund Drive
J. H. Towe, chairman, of. the Per
quimans County Cancer' Fund Com
mittee,-' announced .Wednesday that
Communists were reported respond 1325 of the county quota of $400 had
lible for a' short-lived uprising which been collected and M reported up to
occurred In Kobe, Japan, last week- that date. ; He expressed hope that
the enure amount wm oe coninoucea
and the drive brought to a close by
tomorrow evenbur. . r. v
The county committee assisting in
the collection of funds are -Mrs. Er
win Turner, New Hope; Mrs. Edgar
Chappell, Chappell Hill; K. R. white,
'hiteston: I I , Chappell, Belvi-
u.rej tin. Tom White, Winfall and
W. D. Perry, Jr.; BetheU ? " . ;
II. E. Brown, Bishop J. H. Tucker.
J. 11. ,F?ruill and R. L. Kinsbury are
i c! r.re of the contrwutioEs from
c.!jred residents of the County,
end. U. S. occupation forces quickly
duelled the outbreaks. A report atat-
ed that a number -of Koreans caused
-a riot and later 'eight alleged Jap
anese Communists admitted that, the
outbreaks had been planned by , the
Communist party in Tokyo. '
.Hzzi: t1 PTA Tlcsta
Thi rrret-Teaer Association of
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Fc - Smans No. 1 , A. F.
, will now j: f . : 3
good account of themselves in the
a!) show. Prizes in the show will be
the tnvflrrfpH awnrHinir IT S CfQnQvrl
regular Grade as follows:
Herefords that grade choice or bet
ter. $10.00: Herefords that crade
condition is changed somewhat from -nnd. 7K(): RlarU- Anri,a tl,o(- o-roHo
choice or better, $10.00; Black Angus
Board from teachers for
teaching positions and also for
stitute work in the local schools.
the past few years when the scarcity
of teachers presented a problem for
the local Board in securing the ser
vices of teachers and substitutes.
High School Nine
Loses First Game
After chalking up six straight vic
tories, the Perquimans High School
baseball team dropped its seventh
game by a one-run margin on Tues
day afternoon when Williamston edg
ed the Indians 6-5.
The game was played in Williams
ton and went ten innings. Interrupted
for a time by a thunuder shower, the
teams resumed nlay for what was to
be a seven inning tussle. The score
stood at 5-all at the end of the sev
enth and went extra innings before
Williamston managed to push over
the winning tally in the tenth.
The Indians, playing air-tight base
ball behind the pitching of Billy
Winslow and Earl Rogerson, won
their sixth straight game by turning
back the Gatesville nine on Memorial
Field last Friday afternoon by a
onesided score of 14-3. Gatesville
scored twice in the opening inning
and the Indians counted once in the
same bracket, and then went into a
32 lead in the third. The heavy hit
ting Indians' pounced on two" Gates
ville - pitchers for a total Of eight
runs in the fifth frame to sew up the
ball game, "
Rotary To Entertain
Court Teams Tuesday
To Open On May 31
Dave Bolton of Edenton; schedule
maker for the Albemarle League, an-1
nounced this week that the six teams
of the league will open their 1948
eason with games on .Monday, May
The'echedule calls for each team to
play abou$ 70 games, closing the sea
son on August 19. , The piay-ons win
begin immediately following the close
o .the regular season. -
iPerquimans' entry in the league
will open, the season at Elizabeth
Uty, which in turn will play a return
game in Hertford on June 1. ,
BP Women's Club
To Elect Friday ? M ,
The Business and Professional Wo
men's Club of Hertford will bold an
important meeting Friday, night.
April I ), at the Agriculture Building
lnn:rL' i All persona desiring to
become rter members oi tne new
orr?.r.' l are requested to attend
this ro ' "- . '
Hertford Rotarians will be hosts
next Tuesday night, at their regular
meeting, to members of the Perquim
ans High School basketball teams. A
dinner at the Hotel Hertford will fea
ture the entertainment of the high
at N. C.
guest speaker at the meeting, and
pictures Of the N. C. State St. John s
game, played in New York last De
cember, will also be shown.
that grade good, $7.50; Short Horns
that grade choice or better, $10.00;
Short Horns that grade good, $7.50.
Grand champion and Reserve Cham
pion will receive a ribbon. The North
Carolina Hereford Breeders Associa
tion and the American Aberdeen An
gus Breeders Association are offering
special prizes if the champion or re
serve champion is a representative of
their breed. Other special prizes are
offered by the Honorable Harry C.
Stewart of the Virginia State Senate,
from whose herd some of the calves
were purchased; the Carolina Amuse
ment Company and Pasquotank Farm
Bureau. The Hertford Livestock &
Supply Company is offering prizes for
the three best calves from Perquim
The young people from this county
which was delivered a short time aeo.
Part of the funds raised through the
sale of the bond will also be used to
help defray the expense of repairing
the Town's water tanks.
The war bond to be sold is part of
the surplus built up during the war
years. The Town will still own
$10,000 worth of bonds after selling
the $5,000 bond. This sum, however,
has been earmarked by the Board for
payments of debts due in 1950.
A lengthy discussion preceded the
decision to sell the war bond, and the
financial condition of the Town was
reviewed. It was pointed out that
during the past ten years nearly
$70,000 has been paid on the Town's
indebtedness, in addition ,to the large
number of improvements planned and
completed during this decade. The
Board, however, reached a decision
that no further curb and gutter im
provements will be made after the
present plans have been completed,
unless property owners desire the
improvements and will finance part of
the costs of installation.
The Board also voted to earmark
all funds- paid into the Town treas
ury from rental of Harvey Pfeint
Naval base land and buildings. These
funds will be used to finance the con
struction of a Town office when they
have reached a figure sufficient to de
fray the costs of construction.
Town workmen began preliminary
work on the Grubb Street project on
Monday of this week and are pro
gressing nicely in removing trees,
gutters and sidewalks along the
right-of-way. State construction work
on the widening of the. street, which
will be widened to a width of 34 feet,
is expected to get under way some
time next month.
Clyde Erwin Speaker
At Teachers Meeting
Clyde W. Erwin, State Superinten-
showing calves are Janie Winslow dent of Education, was the guest
and Dolan Winslow of Route 1, Belvi- speaker at a meeting of Perquimans
dere; Clarence Chappell, Jr., of Route County teachers held at the high
2, Belvidere; Julian Roberson, C. T. school building last Thursday night.
Mansfield and John Mansfield of I a supper meeting marking the last
Route 1,- Hertford; Horace Layden of , general teachers meeting for the year
ivouie l, neruoru; uKKie oaKer ana was enjoyed by the entire faculty and
Albert Eure of Route 3, Hertford,
Two of these, Dolan Winslow and Al
bert Eure, are students of vocational
agriculture. The others are 4-H Club
Three of these boys, Clarence Chap
pell, Jr., C. T.- Mansfield and John
Mansfield, are each entering a pen of
three fat hogs.. Eight prizes are of
guests. F. T. Johnson, County Sup
erintendent of Schools, was Itoast
, Guests included members if the
Board of Education and the local
school committees. t
Opening his address to the! local
teachers, Mr. Erwin lauded :F. T.
fered in this class beginning at $8.00 Johnson for the manner in which he
for first, going to $1.00 for eighth.
To Present Play
will present their annuar play Friday
night in the auditorium of the local
high school building at 8 o clock.
SsfulTeasot COmP,etin f 8 "" fa- , th the
Everett N. Case, basketball coach FZSrJTi?JZ. i.TVT.
has carried out instructions Of the
State Board in handling local school
matters. He talked briefly but 'point
edly about the educational system of
the, State and told the teachers that
the public generally were giving con
siderable thought to the educational
system. He said that people had
stopped writing his office in regard to
Th attidenfat of th nenlor class small matters such as school us
from Perquimans County High School utes and criticism of individual
teacners. rxowaaays, ne aaaen, me
people want to know how they can
help make the schools better fyr the
children attending them. ;
Mr. Erwin told of a number of
foreign representatives calling at his
office to learn more about the school
systems of America. These Tepre-
im mi ii mr rt J
State College, will be the
. .nd It." It's a three-act comedy and the
cast includes the following senior stu
dents: Reggie 4 Tucker, Howard
Broughton, Ann : Proctor, Catherine
Perry, Madeline Phillips, Edward
Lane, Elisabeth Byrum, John Ward,
Myrtle Norman Elliott, Mildred Skin
ner and Mary Julia Howell.
The public is cordially invited and
urged to attend the play, which has
the promises of being one of the most
entertaining performances at the
Convention On Sat
C. P. Morris, chairman of the Per
quimans County Democratic lucecu
tive Committee, announced tooay ma;
the Democratic C County Convention
will be held at the Court House in
Hertford at 3 o'clock Saturday af ter
EjKm. May 1.
Precinct conventions, Mr, Morris
stated, -wilLbe staged jusV prior , to.
the County Convention.
All Democrats in the county are In
vited and urged , to attend, the , con
ventlon at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
Lieut and. Mrs. William H. Hard
castle, Jr., announce the birth of a
daughter, Mails Susan, on Thursday,
April 15, at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Hardcastle is the former Miss
Maile Lyon, daughter of Capt and
Mrs., J. B. Lyon of SlouX City, Iowa.
sentatives were seeking knowledge on
how to better the schools in the na
tions they represented. '
The State office, according to Mr.
Erwin, proposes' to bring about in
creased advancement in . the! State
system and advocates additional
teachers at better salaries along with
State aid for small counties in the
building of additional school ' build;
out that the State suffered
a set-back in education . during tne
war years because the teacher supply
diminished and buildings were not
constructed, Mr. Erwin told the
teachers that the .State is saw en
deavoring to correct some of these
shortcomings and it was the hope of .
his department that some of. these
items , might .be accomplished very
shortly. ... 4-. '