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Volume XVNumber 22.
Hertford, Perquimans County, Eforth Carolina Friday, May 28, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year.
Perqulmtis Oaid lias Successful Year
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Sere U the latest picture of the Perquimans High School Band, its majorettes and Bandmaster '
Bert Ainsworth. ; The band is, with the closing of schools, concluding one of its mist successful years.
It has participated in all school activities during the past school year and also taken part in a number
of shows, parades and clinics held in other towns in this section of the State. The local band is recog
nized as one of the outstanding bands among the smaller band organizations in the State.
f'osr Normal Vote
Expected To Be Cast
In Primary On Sat
Polls Open at 6:30 A. M.
Close at 6:30 P. M.,
man Hef ren
Flag Presentation To Highlight Eighth
Grade Commencement Next Tuesday A. M.
Security Bond Drive
For Friday Night
J. W. Ward Named Lo
cal Chairman; County
Perquimans County's first peace
time government bond drive will get
under way probably by next week if
plain drawn at a meeting of the
county committee on Monday night
meets approval of the township chair
men and solicitors, who will meet at
the Court House in Hertford at 8
o'clock Friday night to make final
arrangements for the Security Bond
-campaign. K I ' " . -' '
The ' meeting Monday night was
called by R. M. Riddick, chairman of
Region l which : comprise ,16
counties. ' J."W. Ward was elected to
serve as chairmsn of the bond) drive
for Perqnimans wlLtk V, morris as
I ing township chairmen: Robert Hoi-,
I. i 11 tt i-t-A . nr I? Ttofl H.n
Hope;i Charles E. White, Bethel;
George W. Jackson, Parkville, and
Shelton G. Chappell, Belvidere.
-"Help win the peace" is to be the
slogan used in this bond drive being
sponsored by" the government to pro
mote the sale of E, F and G savings
bonds. .The goaj requested for sales
in Perquimans County is $55,000. Of
this amount $35,000 is set as the
amount of E bonds to be sold and the
remainder divided between F and G
bonds. The Security bond , drive
opened -the first part of April and will
be closed on July 10. The county has
received credit for $6,000 worth of E
-bonds to data and the committee is
faced with the task of selling the bal
ance between now and July 10. The
county committee,; however, is hope
ful that plans can be mapped out at
the meeting tonight which will en
able the county goal to be reached
within' the next few weeks. .,
Tentative plans for the campaign
call -for township chairmen and soli
citors to make a house to house can
vass selling the security bonds, and
individuals will be asked to purchase
bonds for the purpose of aiding the
government to raise funds for 'peace
time needs and help in holding down
inflation. K :. ' ' :'H ":
, Township chairmen have been no
tified of the meeting tonight and
each is urged to attend and bring, as
many township solicitors as is pos
sible in order that local plans for the
drive can be completed for immediate
Commencement exercises will be
held at the Hertford Grammar School
next Tuesday, June , beginning at
10 A. M., it was announced today by
Miss Mary Sumner, principal of the
C, R. Holmes will deliver the ad
dress, to the students, parents and
friends attending the exercises.'
The public is cordially invited to
At Grammar School
Commencement activities at Per
quimans Central Grammar School
were concluded Tuesday night with
the class' night program which featur
ed acts from each -of the grades.
Prior to the program, J. P. Snipes,
principal, presented several awards.
Ann White was given the medal
awarded; eachyear by Mrs. R. R.
Whit lthfano student showing
6enovr the. pre
ceding year. Pat Elliott won first
prize, 'Clifton Hollowell, second prize
and Marilyn Baker and Dorothy Win
slow, third prize for the best Poppy
Day posters contest sponsored by the
American Legion Auxiliary.
The annual W C. Chappell award,
made to the outstanding seventh
grade pupil from Belvidere Town-
ship was shared by Billy Chappell
and Glenda Lane. Both of these pu
pils made outstanding records during
the school year. , t 'r
Mrs. Ralph White was .presented a
gift of appreciation for her faithful
service to the school by members of
the school faculty.
At the conclusion of the program
members of the seventh , grade pre
sented their teacher, Miss Margaret
White, with a vase. The staff )f the
school presented a Bulova watch to
Principal J. P. Snipes.
Approximately 65 perfect attend
ance awards and 245 reading certifi
cate awards will be presented to stu
dents .next Tuesday, June 1.
Cc'uci Prices Up
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Spot cotton prices were Irregular
, tut closed a little higher than a week
earlier. Spot sales .were somewhat
Lrser as inquiries showed s'.'t In
creases. Domestic mill buying con
tinued light with April consumption
somewhat under eTpectst'ors. ; .
Prices for 111' Urj 1113 Inch c1
ton averaged' S3.C9 c:.'jt p:r ins..:
ii ten spot c- ' 'a on rri'y,
1 .y 21. This com: - s 87.C1 a
:k .earlier, and Ij.H a y.r.r jo.
. rorted sales in tlrs ten s?ut mrr
1 a increased slightly ; and totaled
U,ZZ!) bales as comrnri with 42,500
a week earlier and 4JwJ a year a;o.
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Lists Nine Cases
After weeks of heavy dockets the
Perauimans Recorders Uourt on
Tuesday i had only nine cases listed
for trial. AH of these were disposed
of by the Recorder on Tuesday, with
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of guilty to charges made, v, q h,
Costs of court were taxea against
Ronah Bateman who was charged ,
with driving too slow. - ,
Walter Davis, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court on charges
of illegal parking. ... . V: ,''.VV;
Harry Sharpies was fined $15 and
costs of court on charges of speed
James Rountree was fined4$5 ahd
costs for speeding.
Wallace Copeland, Negro, was or
J red to pay the costs of court on
of Illegal parking.
1 Jxrd Parks was found guilty-on
a .c:.-r-e of reckless driving', t H
w.s f. ci $50 and ordered to pay the
court c -Ja. ' ' w
' A i J pros was taken in the case
cLarsii- t James : Foreman, Negro,
nil h LtviPg with Insufficient brakes.
Eerily Earclift, Negro, was .taxed
v. ' Ce costs of court on charges
r - - -unk an4 disorder.
? for Judgment was o !
t .s onargmg juesue
Arab leaders of the war aeainst
Jewish forces in 'Palestine have been
silent on'the United Nations demand
that both sides cease firing. The UN
extended its deadline on the order un
til Wednesday to give Arab leaders
time to discuss the matter. Jewish
leaders nf tha now nninn nf TovqaI
expressed themselves as ready to
cease fighting providing the Arab
forces agreed to a truce. Bitter
fighting, mostly of the street variety.
has been reported from the Holy
Land. Air attacks were brought into
the battle early this week and much
damage to cities in Palestine has been
Announcing that as compared with
1940, the dollar now has only 59 cents
worth of purchasing power, General
Motors this week granted a pay raise
to its workers to avert a strike sche
duled for Friday. The motor com
pany granted its workers an 11 cents
advance in wages to be tied in with
the cost of living. Part of the raise
is to be given immediately and the
remainder paid as costs increase.
Democratic leaders in -Congress
gained a victory this week when the
Senate passed a bill providing for
more tnan a billion dollars for the
government's farm program during
the next fiscal year, beginning July 1.
This amount is somewhat higher the
sum passed by the House group of
Congress, t The bill now goes to a
committee representing both Houses
for ironing out of the differences in
the bill as passed by the two groups.
Despite the fact that voters have
only one puily local race which will
be decided in the primary election
scheduled for Saturday, May 29, lo
cal political dopesters figure that in
terest in district, 'State and National
races will draw a near normal vote
for the primary.
Generally speaking, interest in the
election this year has been at the
lowest ebb in years; political leaders
have been at a loss to explain the
apathy on the part of the people but
this interest has shown a tendency
to climb during the past few days
and in some localities a record vote
is expected to be cast during the day.
A. W. Hefren, chairman of the
'Perquimans Board of Election, has
stated the board is ready for the
election. Ballots have been dis
tributed to each of the six ' polling
precincts of the county and the regis
trars and judges of the precincts
have been named. Mr. Hefren stated
that the polling places will open at
6:30 a. m. Saturday morning and will
close at 6:30 p. m.
Looking over the chief races in the
election, indications and reports from
over the State are that the Gover
nor's race has boiled down to a fight
between Charles M. Johnson and Kerr
Scott, with Mayne Albright running
in third place. Although Senator
William B. Umstead seemingly has a
majority of supporters in this section
reports from over the State reveals
that the race between Umstead and
Broughton is close. In the three man
race for State Senator reports in
dicate that J. Emmett Winslow of
Perquimans will likely be one of the
two men selected to the two seats in
the Senate with Joe N. Vann and W.
Halstead battling it out for the
second seat. The District Solicitor's
race finds John Graham, incumbent,
in a three man race with Walter
Cohoon and John F. White.
- The local race, which interests the
people of the county most,- is that
which finds E. Leigh, Winslow, in
cumbent, opposed for the office of
Representative for the County by
Clarence W. Phillips.
Most of the minor State offices
offer races in the election this year
but as in the past voters are paying
scant attention to these contests.
Rotary Club To Hold
Ladies' Night Tues.
Poppy Day J
Saturday, May 29, will be Poppy
Day in Perquimans County.
Members of the Auxiliary, of, the
American Legion have completed
plans for the sale of poppies and the
public is urged to purchase and wear
poppies, honoring the nation's war
dead. Mrs. Thomas H. White, chair
man of the Poppy Sale for the local
Auxiliary, has announced that mem
bers of the chapter and cooperating
organizations will canvass all sec
tions of the county during the day,
giving every resident an opportunity
to purchase one of the memorial
Poppy Day workers are donating
their time, and proceeds from the
sale of poppies will be used for the
benefit of disabled war veterans in
the Legion's vast rehabilitation and
Reach ISigh Peak
Total employment and average
weekly wages' reached the highest
point In aistory in North Carolina
during the last quarter of 1947, ex
ceeding even the war-time peak in
1942, it is shown by a release issued
this week by the State Employment
Security Commission. :
The compilation shows that average
weekly -wages' in ,'North Carolina in
creased more than 100 per cent since
1939, yet when compared with the
uwuoiuu average, tne relative posi
tion of North Carolina has been im
proved only jilightly. ,
! 'Perquimans County, this compila
tion shows, had total covered employ
ment of 621 workers during the fourth
quarter ,of .last year, who received
votai wages ox zi3,eyt, or an average
weekly wage . of $31.68. Breaking
this county's employment down into
nve major classifications, the compila
tion revealed the following employ
ment: and waares: Construction, 41
employed Wages $878; manufacture,
87Z employed wages $170,2:64; trans
portation and communication, lll em
ployed wages, $5,898; trade, 89 em
ployed wages $30,174; finance, insur
ance and real estate, eight employed
Methodist Meeting At
Center Hill Wednesday
Members of the Women's Society
of Christian service of the Hertford
Methodist Churchy are making plans
to attend the Perquimans-Chowan
zone meeting of the WSCS scheduled
to be held at the Center Hill Metho
(f'nt Chur next Wednesday, June Z.
Ihe meet:, j will begin at 10 A. U.
BUY A PC , ON SATURDAY I
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club will entertain their wives at an
annual Rotary-Anne night next Tues
day evening at the Hotel Hertford at
6:30 o'clock. Plans for the event
were completed at a meeting of the
club this week.
Dr. Ellen Winston, Commissioner
of Public Welfare," of Raleigh, has
been secured as speaker for the oc
Committees in charge of the pro
gram for the evening include Edgar
White, Howard tPitt. and Herbert
Nixonj'program; James Everett New
by, Henry , C. . Sullivan and W. F.
Ainsley, favors committee.
Guest speaker for the meeting of
the club held this week was Walter
Cohoon of Elizabeth City. Joe N.
Vann of Ahoskie was a. guest and
also spoke briefly to the club mem
Hertford Nine To Play
ECTC Saturday P.M.
Hertford's baseball team, sponsor
ed by the Perquimans Club, will play
a pre-season opening game on Mem
orial Field Saturday night when the
strong, East Carolina Teachers Col
lege team appears here for an ex
hibition. - . -
Many of the players, expected to
play, with the Hertford club during
the Albemarle League season, will be
on hand and take part in the game
Saturday night, it was announced i
today by Fred T. Mathews, president i
of the club.
The local team will open its reg
ular season of play on Monday night
when the Indians tangle with the
Elisabeth City Senators in a game at
Elizabeth City. The first home game
of the league season will be played
here next Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hall, of Bir
mingham, Ala, announce . the birth
of daughter on Ma 20. at the Car-
faway Hospital, Birmingham. - Mrs.
Hall ....was formerly MisS Kathryn
Coach Joe Levinson's Perquimans
High School baseballers proved far
superior to Robersonville s nine and
won the school boy championship of
the Albemarle Conference in two
straight games. The Indians played
a fine game behind the excellent pitch
ing of Earl Rogerson and humbled
the winners of the conference's west
ern division in a game here Saturday
night 3-0. Playing in Williamston on
Monday afternoon, the local club won
the championship by outclassing the
host team 9-6.
The game Monday marked the close
of the high school baseball season
and by virtue of the victory over
Robersonville gave the local school
the conference championship. The
Indians, playing 12 games during the
regular season, won 10 and lost two,
and made it 13 to 2 by winning three
play-off games. '
In the opening game of the confer
ence play-offs Rogerson excelled in
the pitching departemnt. He struck
out 14 Robersonville batters and al
lowed' only three hits and walked
none. The Indians tallied runs in the
second, fifth and seventh innings to
sew up the ball game. On Monday
Coach Levmson used Billy Winslow
on the mound for the Indians and he
baffled the Robersonville boys with
his fast ball. He struck out nine bat
ters, allowed seven hits and walked
none. The Indians collected 11 hits
off two Robersonville pitchers and
scored nine runs. Edward Lane led
in the hitting for the Indians, getting
four hits out of five trips to the plate,
and Chester Winslow hit safely three
times out of five attempts.
The championship games marked
the closing of high school competition
or Emmett Elmore, Chester Wins
low, Edward Lane and John Ward, as
all are listed as members of the grad
uating class for this year.
Must Be Renewed By
Wednesday, June 30
Ed Ballenger, State License Ex
aminer, has announced that all chau
ffeurs' licenses in the State must be
renewed by June 30.
Department officials said there
were approximately 36,500 motorists
in the State who hold chauffeurs'
licenses, and the law states that these
licenses must be renewed by mid
night of June 30.
A chauffeur means every person
who is employed for the principal
purpose of operating a passenger
motor Vehicle; except school buses,
ana every person wno drives any
motor vehicle while in use as a pub
lic' or common carrier for persons
or property, and this shall apply to
city delivery motor vehicles.
Thar Department urges chauffeurs
to get their renewals as early as
possible, preferably during the re
mainder of May.
. June 80th is also the deadline for
persons with surnames beginning
with.C of D to have their regular
driving license renewed, and an un
precedented rush is expected to ensue
near the end, of June. It is estimat
ed there are around 150,000 C and
D driven in the State, and so far
only around 48,000 have obtained
their new licenses.
H. S. Seniors to Get Dip
lomas at Service Next
Commencement activities, marking
the close of the current school year
at Perquimans High School. Eels' un
der way this week-end, with senior
class night on Fridav, the baccalau
reate sermon on Sunday, senior com
mencement Monday nicht. with some
30 high school seniors receiving their
diplomas and the eighth grade gradu
ation services scheduled for 10 o'clock
next Tuesday morning.
Highlight of the eighth grade ser
vices will be a presentation of an
American flag to the school by mem
bers of the Perquimans Camp of
Woodmen of the World, and a flag
pole, complete with floodlights, which
will be a gift of the high school
Outstanding scholastic honors for
this year's graduating class was won
by Reginald Tucker, who will serve
as class Valedictorian and Laurastine
Britton, who is class Salutatorian.
Baccalaureate services will be con
ducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, when Dr. R. E. Wall will de
liver the baccalaureate sermon. Mem
bers of the high school glee club will
render musical selections during the
Dean W. E. Marshall of East Caro
lina Teachers College will deliver the
commencement address on Monday
night, when the members of the grad
uating class receive their diplomas
at the conclusion of the commence
ment services. Special awards and
school medals for outstanding achieve
ment during the school year will be
made by E. C. Woddard, principal of
H. A. Melvin, district supervisor
for the Woodmen of the World, will
address the members of the eighth
grade at their graduating exercises
which will be held next Tuesday
morning, beginning at 10 o'clock. The
presentation of the flag will follow
immediately the presentation of dip
lomas to the eighth graders.
American Legion To
Elect New. Officers
Members of the Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of the American Legion will
elect officers for the new year at a
meeting of the Post to be held Fri
day night, June 4, at 8 o'clock at the
Agriculture Building in Hertford, it
was announced today by W. F. Ains
ley, commander of the local Post.
Commander Ainsley urged all mem
bers of the Post to plan on attending
this important meeting next week.
He stated that nominations and elec
tion of officers will be made from the
Calling attention of veterans, Mr.
Ainsley stated that Saturday, May
29, will be Poppy Day and he urged
all veterans to observe Poppy Day by
purchasing the tiny red flowers to be
sold by the Legion Auxiliary and to
wearing them throughout the day.
4-H Council Holds
Final Spring Meeting
The Perquimans County 4-H Coun
cil held its regular meeting Thursday
night, May 20, in the Agricultural
Building -in Hertford. Twenty-two
club officers and members were pres
ent. - Horace Layden, president of the
Council, presided over the meeting.
Plans were announced concerning the
4-H Dress Revue and 4-H Camp. This
being the last Council meeting of the
school -year, the attendance contest of
the 4-H clubs ' was closed and the
winning club announced. The officers
of the Grammar School fifth grade,
Hertford, received prizes for having
the largest attendance "during the
year. Plans to continue this contest
next year and continue to have a good
attendance at all meetings were ex
The Hertford Grammar School gave
a very interesting program consist
ing of songs, poems and other read
ings. Following the program Elihu
Winslow showed the group moving
pictures of the Fat Stock Show, in
Elizabeth City, which was enjoyed by
all. Several humorous movies were
also shown. "
BPW CLUB TO MEET
' The Business and. Professional Wo
men's Club of Perquimans County will
hold a regular meeting Friday night;
May 28, at 8. o'clock at the Agricul
ture Building m Hertford. , All mem
hers are urged to be present. -
Postal Clerks Meeting.
At Carolina Beach
Half a thousand North Carolina
postal clerks will open the 1948 con
vention season at Carolina Beach the
first week in June when the 27th an
nual convention of the North Caro
lina Federation of Post Office Clerks
and the Auxiliary will be held Friday
and Saturday, June 4 and 6.