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Volume XV. Number 35.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 27, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year
R. M. Riddick Named Chairman Selective
Service Board Of Perquimans County
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Organization of the Perquimans
County Draft Board was completed
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M. Riddick, Jr., wag named to the
position as chairman of the board.
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uuier memuerB are inaa Ki. unanneu
and , William T. Elliott. Mr. Elliott
was -appointed and accepted the post
a week ago yesterday.
Mr 9. I. a. bumner, secretary to
the Draft Board during the. war, was
appointed to serve as the secretary
of the new organization.
fn addition to perfecting the local
Board organization, the members also
prepared for the forthcoming regis
tration, scheduled to get under way
next Monday, August 30. The Board
designated the Perquimans County
Court House as the place for registra
tion, beginning at 8 A.M. Registrars
who have volunteered their services
for the registration are Miss Ruth
Elliott, Mrs. C. A. Davenport, Mrs.
Cecil White, Miss Mildred Reed, Mrs.
Mary Reed, Mrs. T. P. Brinn and Miss
Mr. Riddick, in speaking of the or
ganization of the Board, expressed its
appreciation to individuals for co
operation received thus far, but add
ed that it may be necessary to call
for additional volunteers to aid with
Everything is now in readiness for
the registration, Mr. Riddick stated.
Forms have been received and it was
pointed out th fit State headquarters
expect approximately . 784 youths to
register in this gountar. : - '' ;
State Selective' Service Headquar
ters has announced that, , from in j
quiries received there appeared to
be two questions giving - the public
the most tumble. '; v,
One is whether pertonsr who regis-
HD Officials Say
Meat Markets Must
Comply With Rules
K. J. Eyer and R. T. Daniels, sani
tarians for the Tri-County Health
Department, have been making a sur
vey-' of meat markets, in Perquimans
County. - . f.
Several , markets have been located
who jnevef have been voder inspection
as raqubH.vthe "State Board of
Health. Many markets' are found to
handle, '&wat only n; week-ends.
Howeyery tHey are still classified j as
a market', and anbiect to tnsDection.
tered in 195 and "1947 tader thV. Items of sanitation include stfuc-
uuuro, waui auu ceilings, aim Btrtren
ing lighting and ventilation, water
supply, toilet facilities, lavatories,
wash sink (including hot and cold wa
ter under pressure), cleaning of uten
sils and equipment, cold storage fa
cilities, handling of meat and meat
products, requirements for employees,
garbage and refuse disposal, premises
In order to clarify what constitutes
a market, the State Board of Health
gives the following definition: "Meat
markets shall be considered to mean
and include any building, houses or
enclosures in which meats or meat
products are offered for sale."
Markets found to be lacking in com
plying with the minimum, require
ments are given ample time to meet
these requirements. After this time
limit expires these markets must
make a sanitary rating of 70 per cent
or grade C" to continue to operate.
New market operators are asked to
contact the local Health Department
in order that advice may be given on
minimum requirements, perhaps hav
ing money and time for the operator.
of 1940 are reqalreHo register again.
It wag . pointed out that no registra
tion under the 1940 Act would have
any bearing upon the coming regis
tration under the Selective Service
Act of 1948, and that all males be
tween the ages of 18 and 26 are re
quired to register.
"The second question is whether
members of the National Guard 'and
1 active or inactive reserve of the
Army, Navy or Marine Corps are re
quired to register. Men of this
category are required to register, al
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Copeland Rites Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Hester
Ann Copeland, 80, who died Satur
day at 1 p. m. after a lingering illness
were conducted at the Lynch Funeral
Home Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock by the Rev. C. W. Duling,
pastor of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Copeland was the daughter of
the late Marruel and Harriet Frances
Collins and the wife of the late
Cabel Copeland. t
Surviving are three sons, Wyatt
and Thomas Copeland of Hertford,
Joe Copeland of the U S. Army,
three daughters, Mrs. Simon Temple,
Mrs. Charlie Elliott and Mrs. Jude
Smith, all of Hertford, two brothers,
Charles Collins of Suffolk, Va., and
J. L. Collins of Edenton, one sister,
Mrs. Will Bunbar of Washington
county, two grandchildren and two
Interment was in Cedarwood
Reports from Berlin this week in
dicate a slackening off of tension in
the German capital between forces of
the Allies and Russia. With the air
lift successfully breaking the Russian
blockade, a report Wednesday stated
that U. S. and Russian officials had
conferred in secret on measures to re
lieve the tension created by the "cold
war" acts of both sides. Meanwhile,
from Moscow a report stated that rep
resentatives of the U. S., Britain,
France and Russia are in a general
' area of agreement regarding the situ
ation in Germany and that further
meetings are expected to iron out the
difficulties of the past several months.
The United States has handed out
nearly 70 per cent of all financial aid
to other nations In the period of years
since the close of the war, It was re
vealed this week by figures released
by the United Nations. The United
States has handed but more than 16
billion dollars while Great Britain,
next in line, has donated about 2
billion. Russian contributions ' have
totaled 478 million. . '
Individual Incomes in the U. S,
soared to an all time high, according
to a report this week" by the Com
merce Department. The total income
of all Americans amounted to 190
billion dollars, for an- average of
f 1,823 per capita. Residents of Ne
vada were on the average, the richest
in the nation, with a per capita in
come of $1,842. All 15 Southern
states, while showing , increases over
previous years, continued at lowest in
the list . ,
Old Man HCL, hifh cost of living
, that k, has reached an all-time high.
A spot check of typical housewives in
different sections of the nation shows
that it has not mattered whether the
man of the house is a laborer or white
collar worker, the costs of food has
reached the point that a choice piece
of meat, for a meal, a new hat or a
. , movie may - mean dipping into the
family's savings for the treat.
In New Building
Phillips Brothers Bottling Company
moved ino their new. building, ad
jacent to the Z. A. Harris store on
Grubb street, last Friday marking
an expansion of the local firm. The
new building, which will give the
bottling firm more than 5,000 square
feet of floor space, enabling the Phil
lips Brothers to expand production
of their soft drink business, was con5
structed for the firm by L. A. Harris
The firm began bottling their
products in the new plant on Wed
nesday of this week. New equipment,
now being installed to speed up the
bottling process, is expected - to be
put into operation very shortly.
Officials of the company state that
with the operation of the additional
equipment the firm will be able to
turn out double the amount of drinks
Summer Half Holiday
Ended Last Wednesday
Although . some Hertford stores,
which make a practice of obesrving
a half holiday the year 'round will
Continue to close Wednesday after
noons, the .majority of the local
stores and business houses will begin
the fall season by remaining open
all day Wednesdays beginning next
Most of the stores started closing
Wednesday afternoons in May and
the .half holidays have been enjoyed
not only by clerks and employees but
i by managers and owners as well.
Efforts To Obtain
Surveys Are Promised
By Postmaster Gen
eral; Possibly H. P. O.
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner, in
letter to this newspaper on Tues
day, stated that he intends to continue
efforts to secure a highway post of
fice route from Norfolk to Wilming
ton, N. C, to provide relief for the
mail service now available in this
area, since the curtailment of many
Mr. Bonner recently submitted to
the Postmaster General petitions and
several letters from residents of this
area pointing out the need for better
mail service and requesting the es
tablishment of a highway post office.
In his letter this week to the editor of
this paper, he stated, "... call this
to the- attention of all individuals and
business people throughout the area
so that we can get their help, for I
intend to continue my efforts until
this service is successful, as I am
firmly convinced this is the only re
lief for the situation we are now ex
periencing with respect to the delay in
our mail dispatches and receipts."
The service Congressman Bonner
hopes to obtain for this area is a
highway post office ... a traveling
mail truck which handles all types of
mail and operates just like a mail car
on a railroad train. The Post Office
Department has many of these PHOs
in service now and plans to add to
the service as the units become avail
able and funds are alotted by Con
J. M. Donaldson, Postmaster Gen
eral, in a letter to Mr. Bonner relative
to the situation in this area, stated
that the Post Office Department at the
present does not have any of these
units available but does have orders
for additional units which will be
placed in operation as . soon as re
ceived." He"aIso stated that surveys
were being conducted by the;. Railway
Mail Service to determine the high
way post office needs.
Regarding these surveys the Post
master General stated:
"Field officials of the railway mail
service are making surveys of the en
tire country to determine the highway
post office needs, and I am sure that
the route proposed by you will not be
overlooked. The policy is to estab
lish highway post office service where
of most benefit to the postal service
until such time as we might be able
to place in operation routes wherever
needed and desired consistent with op
erating the railway mail service effici
ently and economically.
Although a definite statement can
not be made now, please be assured
that your interest in this matter will
have every consideration possible at
the earliest date practicable."
Resident Of County
Gets Thank You Note
A 14-year-old girl, Gertrude Strange
of Neuenhaus, Bentheim, Germany,
has written a letter to Mrs. T. D.
Ward of Route 2, thanking Mrs. Ward
for clothing she received through the
pastor of her church m that city.
Mrs. Ward has received several let
ters from residents in Europe in re
turn for clothing she has contributed
to be distributed in Europe.
The young German girl, stating
that she was having her employer
translate her words into English,
wrote that she deeply appreciated the
nice gift and offered her thanks for
the aid. She told briefly that she is
employed as a house servant, and that
her family is living near Berlin, hav
ing been forced to leave their home
town (she didn't state reasons) with
out much of the family's personal be
longings. She closed her letter say
ing,. "We all are hoping that the time
will come when we can have food and
clothing for our work. May God give
it Boon. It was terrible what I saw
as a child."
Edenton And Windsor
Take Early Lead In
Indians Win Opening
Game at Edenton But
Drop Next Two
Edenton and Windsor took early
leads in the play-off series of the Al
bemarle League by winning games
Tuesday night. Edenton turned back
Hertford 5-2 while Windsor won from
Colerairr 9-8. The victory gave each
team a 2-1 lead over their opponents.
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neruoru inaians, playing an ex
cellent exhibition at Edenton last
Saturday night, jumped into the play
off lead by defeating the Colonials
4-0 behind the pitching of Rus Gar
man. In shutting out the Colonials.
Garman gave up three hits and walk
ed five. Lester Jordan, on the mound
for Edenton, was touched for six hits
by the Indians. Each team made
Edenton made the series 1-1 by
trouncing the Indians in a game here
Monday night 13-4. Morton started
on the mound for Hertford and was
trouble in the first inning when
Edenton scored five runs. Morton al
lowed 11 hits, walked three and fan
ned five in seven innings, when he
was relieved 'by Marsh. Monk Webb
started as hurler for Edenton but the
Colonials were taking no chances on
losing the game and sent Webb to the
showers when the Indians collected
three runs in the fourth. Morton and
Kimbrell led in the batting for Hert
ford, each getting two hits.
A couple of errors on the part of
Hertford players permitted Edenton
to jump into a 2-1 lead in the third
game of the series, played at Edenton
Tuesday night. Bella had scored to
give Hertford a 1-0 lead in the third
and then Edenton came to bat and
scored three runs before Hertford
could retire the side. The Colonials
added another run in the fourth and
aga.ln.4n, the ififth to make it 5-1.
Hertford scored its second run in the
ninth after two were out, but failed
to rally sufficient strength to turn the
tide. . Moe Bauer went the route as
pitcher for the Indians, allowing nine
hits. Mauney, Colonial hurler, gave
up seven hits. Bella and Cayton led
the Indians at bat, each getting two
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Teachers List Is Released By School
Superintendent; Opening Date Sept 8th
Name WMS Officers
For Up-River Society
The Woman's Missionary Society of
Up-River Friends Church met Satur
day afternoon, at the home of Mrs.
Luther Winslow near Whiteston. Mrs.
Roy Winslow, president, presided.
Mrs. Ina Stallings conducted the
devotional and Mrs. Elizabeth White
led the prayer.
Officers for the coming year are:
President, Mrs. Winslow; vice presi
dent, Miss Edith White; secretary and
treasurer, Mrs. R. R. White; program
chairman, Mrs. Charlie White; mem
bership chairman, Mrs. Elisha Wins
low; secretary of literature, Miss
Pearle White; secretary of education,
Mrs. Dempsey Winslow; steward
chairman, Mrs. John T. Lane.
During the social hour the hostess
served a sweet course. The Septem
ber meeting will be held at the home
of Mrs. Rov Winslow.
Court Disposes Of
' A change in the schedule of the
U. S. Employment Office, which has
been sending representatives to Hert
ford on Friday of each week, has
been announced here.
Representatives of the Employment
office will be in Hertford on the sec.
bnd and fourth Fridays of each
month, instead of "weekly as had been
the .' practice toij the past several
months; . V
Twelve defendants entered pleas
of guilty in Perquimans Recorder's
Court this week and thereby made
it unnecessary for the Court to hold
hearings at the sesion Tuesday
morning. Court was adjourned with
one case continued until the next
Willis Keith was taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of having
no dimmer lights.
Harold King and Lloyd Cloggion
were ordered to pay fines of $10 and
court costs on charges of speeding.
Donn Duncan paid a fine of $15 and
costs for speeding, and Catchings
Therrell was fined $5 and costs on
the same charge.
Costs of court were assessed
against Robert Rencger and . Leon
White on charges of speeding in a
James MacDonald was ordered to
pay the Costs of court for passing
a vehicle on a curve.
Beatrice Lee, Negro, paid the
costs of court on charges of being
drunk and disorderly.
John Overton, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court on a charge
of improper parking.
A fine of $10 and costs was assess
ed against John Marrow, Jr., for
failure to stop at a stop sign.
.Charles Gatlin, Negro, was fined
$10 and costs for driving with im
W. H. Pitt, clerk of court, stated
that Recorder's Court will be in re
cess next Tuesday when officials of
the Perquimans draft board use the
Courtroom for registration of youths
for selective service.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pitts; Jr of
Jonesboro; Arkansas, announce the
birth of a baby boy, Philip Rodney,
on August 14th. .Mrs. Pitts was the
former Jeannette Fields.
County HD Clubs To
For Children's Relief
The American Overseas Aid-United
Nations Appeal for Children Cam
paign will begin in Perquimans Coun
ty on September 1 and extend until
October 1. This campaign is to be
sponsored by the Perquimans County
Federation of Home Demonstration
Clubs, with Miss Nina Braswell, home
agent, as chairman. The North Caro
lina goal is $400,000. The quota for
Perquimans County is $976.
Twenty-six long established relief
agencies are combining their efforts
to raise $60,000,000 in the United
States. .They are asking that you help
by giving money to relieve the suf
fering of your foreign neighbors.
Your donation will go to give milk to
Italian school children, to give shel
ter to homeless refugees in Greece,
Germany, Belgium, France and other
countries, it will give medical care to
the millions of children who need it
This campaign will give every
American an opportunity to share in
a nation-wide act of simple human
ity that will ease the sufferings of
millions of distressed war victims
especially children and will hasten
their rehabilitation and insure world
peace. It will show the rest of the
world that Americans live and prac
tice the traditional American way of
The public is urged to give gener
ously to this worthy cause, and send
Perquimans County over the top.
Motorists Slow In
Perquimans County motorists,
whose last name begins with E, F or
G are acting very slow in renewing
their driving licenses, according to
W. E. Nelson, local examiner. Mr.
Nelson reported this week that only
26 motorists in the above category
applied for a license examination
during the month of July.
Appealing to motorists to save
time by making early application for
renewals, Mr. Nelson stated, "It's
true that motorists in this category
have until December 31 to apply for a
new license but my advice is not to
wait until the last minute, because
you will find you must wait in a long
line and lose time."
The examiner pointed out that he
is in Hertford every Wednesday and
Thursday of each week to receive
applications and give examinations.
He also announced that the schedule
for re-examinations was as follows:
H, I, J and K motorists, January to
June 1949 and L and M motorists
from June to December, 1949, N, O,
P and Q, January to June 1950, R, S
and T, July to December 1950 and
U, V, W, X, Y and Z, January to
Lions To Sponsor
Show On September 2
Members of the Hertford Lions
Club are completing plans for the
sponsorship of a show to be staged
at Memorial Field next Thursday
night, September 2, at eight o'clock,
when the cast of the Old Dominion
Barn Dance comes to Hertford for
Charles Ward, chairman of the
arrangements, ' announced' that in
case of rain the show will be held in
the auditorium of the high school.
Local Post Office
Bus Routes Assigned
And Repairs Mostly
John T. Biggers, superintendent of
Perquimans County schools, announc
ed today that plans for the opening
of schools here on September 8th are
almost completed and that postpone
ment of the opening is not expected
to be made by the Board of Health
because of polio conditions else
where in the State. He added, how
ever, that this point will be taken up
with the Board of Health.
Speaking of the new school term
Mr. liiggers said that school bus
routes have been checked and will
remain practically the same as last
year. Two new buses have arrived
here, replacing two old buses used by
white children. Two additional buses
are on order for use of colored stud
ents. He announced that all school
principals are now located at their
offices for the purpose of assisting
students and parents about matters
pertaining to the opening of schools.
Enrollment in the county schools
is expected to be about the same as
last year, however, an increase in the
enrollment is expected at the Central
Grammar School in Winfall.
The list of white teachers in the
county include E. C. Woodard, prin
cipal at the high school, Miss Frances
Cely, Mrs. Annie G. Chappell, Mrs.
Anne Jessup, Mrs. Hannah Holmes,
Miss Elizabeth Stephens, Joe H. Lev
inson, Mrs. Lois Stokes, Miss Grace
Chappell, Miss Claire Cely, Mrs. An
nibelle Whitley, G. C. Buck, Miss
Anne Atkinson; J. P. Snipes, prin
cipal at Central Grammar School,
Mrs. Bertha C. Lane, Mrs. Lucile L.
White, Miss Margaret White, Miss
Johnnie White, Mrs. Lessie L. Wins
low, Mrs. Ruby Winslow, Mrs. Mary
Chappell White, Mrs. Eunice S. Rid
dick, Mrs. Frank Jessup, Mrs. E. B.
Edwards, Miss Thelma Elliott, prin
cipal at Hertford Grammar school.
Miss Mary Sumner; Mrs. Mary E.
Walters, Mrs. Inez O. White, ' Mrs.
T. C. Chappell, Miss Mildred Reed,
Miss Ruth Elliott, Mrs. Myra V.
' Miss Elliott succeeds Miss Mary
Sumner as principal at Hertford
Grammar, school. Miss Sumner, who
resigned as principal of the school
during the summer, desiring to give
her full time to class room work, will
teach the sixth grade.
Colored teachers who will begin
their duties with the opening of
schools are: R. L. Kingsbury, prin
cipal at Winfall, Walter R. Privott,
Olivia Perry, Dons Wooten, King A.
Williams, George N. Reid, Myrtle S.
Felton, Mary Elliott James, Martha
E. Blanchard, Henry Daughtry, Rosa
Newby, Addie M. Hoffler, Mary E.
Newby, Harriett L. Winslow, Annie
E. Simons, Herbert E. Brown, prin
cipal at Hertford high school, Emma
H. Brown, Mable Strowd, Geraldine
Lowe, Hazel O. Beaman, Cleo Felton,
Wealthea Riddick, Eliza S. Perry,
Alma N. Kingsbury, Minnie Felton,
Jennie S. Thompson, Edna S. Zach-
ary, Dewey Newby, Nellie Holley,
Dorothy Newby, W. J. Thompson,
Nope! Hertford isn't getting a new
postoffice but renovations are being
made to the front of the present
building housing the postal depart
ment and a decided change will be
noticed when workmen complete the
In order to permit larger quarters
for postal employees to handle mail
and parcel post the lobby of the
building is being changed. The en
trance is being moved , to the left of
the building and the windows are to
be lined up with the postoffice boxes.
The change will cut down consider
able on the size of the lobby but will
allow additional space for handling
of mail and storage.
High School Grid
Team Holds Drills
Coach Joe Levinson stepped up
football drills this week for some 45
boys trying out for positions on the
1948 Perquimans High School squad,
and pointed out to the candidates that
only four weeks remain before the
opening game on the local schedule.
The local mentor announced today
that the opening game is still an
open date but he had hopes of ob
taining either Greenville or Tarboro
as opponents for the game. Other
schools, to be played during the com
ing season include Robersonville,
Ahoskie, Plymouth, Edenton, William
ston, Columbia, 'Scotland Neck and
Practice sessions, which have been
underway at the high school for the
past two weeks, have been confined
mostly to light exercises and individ
ual instructions on the fundamentals
of the game but coach Levinson told
the players today that heavier drills
will be the order beginning next
Lettermen who have reported for
practice sessions thus far include
Lane, Boyce, Spivey, Pitt, Layden,
Evans, Futrell, Symons, Jordan, Earl
Winslow and Kirby. Reserves from
last season also out for positions this
year are Smith, Berry, C. Winslow,
Dail, Simpson, Chappell, A. T. Lane,
and these will be joined by new
comers Pegram, Proctor, Cox and
The schedule for the season, Lev
inson stated, will be announced as
soon as two open days are filled.