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Volume XVI. Number 22..
Hertford,-Perquiinans County North CarolinaFriday, June 3, 1949.
$1.50 Per Year.
Perquimans Seniors IIoet Rgv. Laihori
At Gommencement Exorcises Monday
Diplomas and Medals
Presented By Princi
pal E. G Woodard
', Speaking to a capacity audience in
the Perquimans High School audi
torium on Monday night, the Rev.
i Fred Lauhon. pastor of the Talbot
' Park Baptist ChuroR of Norfolk, told
members of the graduating class of
the school that - their success and
happiness in life will depend upon
their ability to think' and work. ; He
urged them ito strive for the" better
things in life by thinking right and
working right. Htf warned them not
to expect success ( to come without
the expenditure of effort to gain
life's good things.
Presentation of diplomas to some
60 seniors followed the address by
Rev. Lauhon. J. A. White, chairman
of the Board of Education, andE. C.
Woodard, principal of. the school,
awarded diplomas to Dolan Winslow,
Robert Layden, Mary LoU Butt,
Marie Rountree, Johnny Ayscue, Bil
lie C. Barclift, Wallace Cartwright,
Betty Ruth Chappell, Jean Chappell,
Melvin Colson, Alma Eaves, Leon El-
liott, Linwood Charles Elliott, Robert
Evans, Richard Futrell, Leon Harrell,
Ann Hollowell, Joel Hollowell, Oath-
erine Ann Holmes, Maude Holmes,
Marietta Jolliff, Billy Jones, Pearl
i Hunter Jordan. Annette Cannon Kea
ton. Ray Lamb. Clara Lane, Sdna
'Lane, Edward Lane, El wood Long,
Clarence Madre, Mary Mansfield, Pat
Morris, Anne Onley, Bill Pegram, lim
Perry, Howard Pitt, Gene Proctor,
Lindsay Reed, James Robbing, Daly
Rountree, Emily Skinner, William
Umphlett, Penelope Whedbee, Clark-
ison White, Peggy White, Thelma
White, Earl Winslow and Lelia Lee
' Recognition of outstanding students
followed the presentation of the dip
lomas. Mary Lou Butt was awarded
the thief medal for scholarship, loy-
.alty and achievement. The American
w.iiaJe awards went to, Pat 'Morris
and Clalon' WTiitVrvito
medals were awarded Catherine" Ann.
Holme -and Howard Pitt. Thomas
Umphlett received the high school
hedal for citizenship, while the eighth
grade medal went to Janice Yagel.
Dramatic medals were given Ann Hol
lowell and Richard Futrell, Pat Phil
lips was awarded the medal for out
standing student other than seniors.
Other medals presented were Debate,
Catherine Ann Holmes; Glee Club,
Pat Morris; Band, Mary Louise Ow
ens; Journalism, Betty Ruth Chap-
; pell; Student Council, Betty Ruth
Chappell; Commercial, Alma Eaves
and Peace Speaking medal, Horace
- Layden. . : '
A scholarship cup, donated by Mrs.
B. G. Koonce, was awarded to Pearl
Hunter Jordan and Mary Lou Butt,
seniors who had the highest scholastic
average for' the year. Both students
averaged 99 for the past year's work.
' Closing activities at the school
started last Friday night when the
seniors held Class Night, followed by
the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday
night, at which time the Rev. Marl
Lawrence delivered the sermon.
Marshals during the commence
ment activities were Claire Hunter
and Marjorie Perry, co-chiefs, Doris
Faye Allen Calvin Butt, Ina Faye
; Butt, i Pat Phillips,- Tommy Sumner,
Mabel Martin Whedbee and Marviana
The High School Glee Club, under
the direction of Mrs. Charles E. John
son, rendered a number- of , musical
selections at the baccalaureate ser
vices and at the finals, V';','-?"' ' ;
The class honor roll was composed
. of Pearl Hunter Jordan, Mary Lou
' Butt, Pat Morris, ' Clarkson White,
Lelia Lee Winslow,' Marie Rountree,
Marietta Jolliff, Ann HollowelU Lind
say Reed, Catherine Ann Holmes, Bet
ty Ruth Chappell,' Peggy White, Tim
, Perry, Jimmy Robbing, Thelma White,
Dolan Winslow, Alma Eaves, Daly
- Rountree, Melvin Colson, El wood
Long and William Umphlett
' School closed Tuesday morning fol
lowing an -exercise at which C. R.
Holmes presented 8th grade certifi
cates to members of that' class and
Mr. Woodard awarded perfect attend
ance records to students, gold foot-
: balls to graduating members -of. the
team and band emblems to graduating
members of the band. " , ,
Recorder's Court ' :
Recesses This Week :"
Perquimans County's - Recorder's
Court was in recess this week with
no cases listed on the docket for hear
ings. Cases cited into court by police
officers during the weekend were set
' for hearing at the June 14 term of
court. ' "
- Judge Chas. E. Johnson stated that
the court will recess again on next
Tuesday. - T
New Health Officer
Named For District
Dr. B. B. McGuire; of Lisbon, Ohio,
was recently elected Health Officer
for Pasquotank-Perquimans - Camden
District Health Department with
headquarters in Elizabeth City. He
will 'assume his duties on July 1,
1949. - "
Dr. McGuire was born in Macon
County, N. C, and was graduated at
Jefferson Medical College, Philadel
phia, Pa. He was 4n private practice
for several years, prior to entering
public health work. He served as
health officer in a number of North
Carolina counties prior to accepting a
similar office in ' Ohio.
At Baptist Church
Marguerite' Ward, daughter
of Dr. and 'Mrs. I. Alphonso Ward,
and Wilfred Buck Yearns, Jr., of
Wake Forest, son of Dr. and Mrs. W.
B. Yearns of Louisville, Georgia,
were married at the Hertford Bap
tist Church on Wednesday, June 1,
1949, at 4:30 in the afternoon, with
the pastor of the church, the Rev. C.
W. Duling, performing the double
The church was decorated with
Easter lilies and palms and lighted
by cathedral candles.
A program of pre-nuptial music
was rendered by Dr. Thane McDon
aid, professor of music at Wake For
est College, at the organ, who also
played the traditional wedding
marches. Mrs. Charles E. Johnson
of Hertford, contralto, was soloist.
The bride, - given in marriage by
her father, wore a wedding -gown of
bridal white Skiimer,. jSatin,T fashioned
with a IheeF fflaolse1tfeynaa
lace edged gathered bertha caught at
intervals with orange blossoms. ' The
long sleeves .fell to wedding peaks
over the hands. The taut bodice was
accented by a full bell skirt caught
up with orange blossoms exposing a
lace tiered underskirt, and formed a
sweeping court train edged in lace.
Her finger-tip length veil arranged
from a Chantilly lace bonnet in Queen
Victoria style, was of imported illu
sion "trimmed with matching medal
lions. She carried a shower bouquet
of bride's roses and lilies of the val
' Miss Juliet Yearns of Louisville,
Ga., sister of the bridegroom, was
maid of honor. She wore a gown of
pink marquisette, styled with a sheer
yoke and lace edged shirred bertha.
The snug bodfee was accented by a
full pick-up skirt caught with bows,
exposing the lace tiered underskirt.
The four bridesmaids, Misses Sara
Page Jackson of Elizabeth City,
Thomasine Ward of Ryland and Wil-
liamston, Florence Bartholomew of
Wake Forest and Anna Penelope
Tucker of Hertford and Washington,
D. C, wore gowns made like that of
the maid of honor, in the self same
material. The honor attendants were
in rainbow shades with horsehair bon
nets and mitts to match their gowns.
They carried nosegays ! of mixed
(Continued on Page Four)
To Road Bond Issue
Reiterating his opposition to the
proposal of Governor W. Kerr Scott
for a 1200,000,000 bond issue for pav
ing and improving of rural roads, A.
H. Graham, Hlllsboro lawyer and for
mer chairman of the State Highway
Commission, said today:
"It is very evident at this time that
Mr. Scott ; will : have in excess of
$300,000,000 available for all highway
purposes during '.'his administration
without a bond issue or a further tax
increase on North Carolina highway
users .who will pay a cent more per
gallon for gasoline if the $200,000,000
bond issue is approved. ' ' , .
"It is also my considered opinion
that by the end of this fiscal year on
June 80 the Highway Commission
will have a surplus of between 25 and
30 millions of dollars and I believe
the surplus will be nearer 30 than 25
million wlien the books are closed on
this fiscal year's operations."
Graham, a former Lieutenant-Gov
ernor and Speaker of the House, re
tired- as- highway -chairman last Feb
(Continued on Page Eight)
Play With Victory
Over Elizabeth City
Edehton Colonials to
Play Here Saturday;
Gaines Tues. and Wed.
HertfoVd opened its 1949 season in
the Albemarle Lamu fco. wj
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day night by winning the opening
5me irom tne Elizabeth City Sena
tors. Manager Bud Cayton started the
uoru uneup witn Joe Nowell in
right field, Bill Bergeron, shortstop,
Harmon Younir ah- t D o: I
cher; Red KimbreK, lb: Scott, lrft
field; Cayton, 2b; Hank Christgau,
center field and Jack Craig as pitch
er. Other players on hand for the
opener . included pitchers. Jhnnv
Johnson, Hartsell, Max Eller, catcher,
and Vick and outfielder Meyers.
Several other players, including
Montsdecco, Rushing, Gaines and
Adams, all from the University of
Florida, and Archie Briggman are ex
pected to arrive in Hertford before
the end of this week
The Indians played errorless base
ba.l until the ninth inning, and dis
played a powerful hitting attack.
Wizabeth City tallied one run in' the
first on two hits, one being a three
bagger by John Copley. The Indians
collected three runs in the first off
Siler on one hit, two walks and two
errors. Hertford scored twice in the
second, once in the fourth, three in the
sixth and two in the eighth for a to
tal of 11 runs, while the Senators
added two in the ninth for a total of
Jack Craig, lanky right hand
pitcher for Hertford", gave up seven
hits, and walked nn-lv turn VioUaim TJ
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struck out eight Senators. The In
dians, led by Joe Nowell, who hit
safely four times and scored five
runs, collected 10 hits off Siler before
that pitcher was relieved in the sixth
inning. Siler gave up ten hits, walk
ed six, while Midgett allowed one hit
and walked three Indians. Elizabeth
City committed five errors while
Hertford had one.- ,
Hertford's next home game will be
played Saturday night when old riv
als, the Edenton Colonials come to
Hertford. The Indians play in Edenton
Friday night, with the Colonials re
turning here Saturday.
Home games for the Indians next
week are with Colerain on Tuesday
night and Windsor here Wednesday
League Three High School
Two Wrecks Reported
Over Past Week-end
State Highway Patrolman H. E.
White reported two auto accidents
occurred near Hertford last Saturday
night, resulting in serious injuries to
one person, minor injuries to others
and about $1,200 damages to cars in
volved. Gilbert Spitzer, of Elizabeth City,
was seriously injured when his car,
which he was driving, skidded and
overturned on Route 17, about seven
miles south of Hertford at 10:30
Saturday night. Spitzer, it was report
ed was headed toward Hertford at the
time of the accident. He. was pinned
under the car when it turned over. He
was taken to Albemarle Hospital for
Three cars were involved in the sec
ond wreck, according to Patrolman
White. Approximately ?600 in dam
ages was. done to the cars. Carlton E.
Asbeli was driving one car which col
lided with a car driven by 'John Mat
Highway 17 at the time of the colli
thewa of Route One, Hertford. Asbeli,
it was reported, was pulling into
sion and the Mathews car after collid
ing with the Asbeli car swerved and
struck a car owned by Ernest Long.
Occupants of the cars suffered minor
careless and reckless driving by Pa
injuries."1 Asbejl was charged v with
trolman White and the ease will be
heard in Recorder's Court June 14.
From Local Faculty
Levinson Tenders Res
ignation; Schools Gain
Three teachers at Perquimans High
School, Joe H. Levinson, athletic di
rector, Miss Claire jCely, science and
Mrs. J. W. Ward, 8th grade teacher,
have tendered their resignation as
members of the school faculty, it was
announced Tuesday by John T. Big
gers, County School Superintendent
Mr. Levinson, who has headed up
the athletic program at the school for
the past two years, came to Hertford
directly from the Navy, where he serv
ed during he war. He was success
ful with his athletic teams while here
and his baseball teams won the Al
bemarle Conference championship
both years. His football teams were
rated .high in conference standing.
In discussing the resignations of
the above teachers, Mr. Biggers stat
ed .tht none of the vacancies had
been filled but he had had a number
of applications for the openings. He
also stated that he had been notified
by the State Board of Education that
one additional teacher will be assigned
to the high school, one to elementary
white schools and one to the Perquim
ans Training School for the next
school term. These additional teach
ers were allocated to the county
schools on the basis of increased en
rollment during the past year.
A list of the teachers for the white
schools in the county for the next
school year was also released by Mr.
Biggers as follows: Perquimans
High School, E. C. Woodard, princi
pal, G. C. Buck, Mrs. T. L. Jessup,
Miss Elizabeth Stephens, Miss Ann
Atkinson, Miss Frances Cely, Mrs.
Burrus Chappell, Mrs. Hannah
Holmes, Mrs. Anniebelle Whitley and
Mrs. Lois Stokes. Four vacancies
exist at the high school.
Central Grammar. School: J. P.
Snipes, principal, Miss Margaret
Wbj4, Mrs. Ounice , Riddick, Miss
Johnnie White Mrf"sucille White,
Mrs. Bertha Lane, Mrs. Rachael Ed
wards, Mrs. Kathenne Jessup. Mrs.
Joseph Winslow, Mrs. Mary C. White,
Mrs. Ruby S. Winslow.
Hertford Grammar School: Mhs
Thelma Elliott, principal, Miss Mary
E. Sumner, Mrs. Mary Etta Walters,
Mrs. Inez Onley White, Miss Mild
red Reed, Mrs. Myra Vann Sawyer,
Miss Ruth Elliott, Mrs. T. C. Chappell.
Died In New Jersey
L. M. (Dulie) Newbold, 49, former
resident of Hertford, died at his home
in Rutherford, N. J., at about seven
o'clock Tuesday night, following an
illness of a few months.
He was the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. K. R. Newbold.
Surviving besides his wife, Mrs.
Mildred Newbold are three children,
five brothers, Kenneth, Oscar,' Jack,
Jerry and Shelton Newbold, and five
sisters, Mrs. J. R. Jarvis, and Mrs.
Charles Skinner, both of Hertford,
and Mrs. Charles Wright, Mrs. Carl
Winslow and Mrs. Claude Withdrow.
Funeral services were conducted at
Rutherford, N, J. .
Starts Next Monday
A vacation Bible school for children
ages four to 14, will be conducted at
the Hertford Methodist Church be
ginning '. Monday, June 6, running
through Friday, June 17. it was an
nouced today by the Rev. D. L. Fouts,
pastor 61 the church.
The school will be conducted daily,
Monday through Friday from nine
a.m. until 11 a.m. under the direction
of Mrs. D. L. Fouts and Mrs. J. T.
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ib ie;e schedule for Indians
" Here 1b the schedule of home games
bemarle' League for the current season,
for a handy reference for home gamea: :
. June 8
, June 15
' -June 21
' June 29
Colerain. . '
Windsor. ' '.
Colerain.' ' ,
"Windsor. ' '
for the Hertford Indians in the Al
Clip out this schedule and save it
July 12 tolerate.
July 18 Windsor.
( Afternoon rumel.
July 6 Plymouth. .
July 9 Edenton. a .
, Auarust 4
' August 10
4 ' Colerainl
ELECTION OFFICIALS PREDICT NORMAL
VOTE ON BOND ISSUES ON SATURDAY
VFW Club Entertains
H. S. Baseball Team
Members of the Pprnnimans Hieh
School baseball team, champions of
the Albemarle Conference for the
1949 season, were guests of the Per
quimans VJ'W Club at a chicken sup
per held Thursday night on the farm
of Colon Jackson.
The veterans furnished a delicious
dinner to the oruests. then later ODen-
ed the VFW Club rooms for the even
ings entertainment. Short speeches
were made commending Coach Joe
Levinson and the team members upon
the conclusion of a most successful
Miss Nina Brasvvell
Weds James E. White
At Jackson Church
Miss Nina Paige Braswell, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lewis Braswejl
of Jackson, N. C, became the oride of
James Emory White of Hertford, son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Mor
gan White of Elizabeth City, Saturday
May 28, in the Methodist Church in
Jackson. The Rev. J. F. Coble, pa3tor
of the bride, performed the double
A program of nuptial music was
rendered by Mrs. Ballard S. Gay, or
ganist, of Jackson, of Jackson, and
Mrs. Howard M. Wilkinson, soloist, of
Given in marriage by her father, the
bride wore a gown of white taffeta,
fashioned with a deep marquisette
yoke, outlined with a band of shirred
taffeta, giving an off-shoulder effect,
fitted bodice, and long sleeves which
formed calla lilly points at the wrist.
The full shirred skirt extended into a
train. Her full length veil of illusino
fell from a coronet of seed pearls and
he carried a crescent boquet of white
roses, centered with a purple-throated
The bride's sister, Miss June Bras
well, maid of honor, was in aqua taf
feta. Her dress was fashioned with i
scalloped neck line, fitted bodice, and
full skirt, with matching gloves.
Bridesmaid, Mrs. Edna Mae Schonroek
sister of the bridegroom, and Mis.
George Wiatt, in yellow faille taffeta,
Mrs. William Spivey and Miss Emily
Cocke, in orchid faille taffeta, wore
dresses fashioned after that of the
maid of honor. They carried boquets
fo spring flowers and matching head,
The bridegroom was attended by
William B. Brown of Raleigh, as best
man, and the uhers were Elton Hurdle
and J. T. Lane of Hertford; Robert
Braswell of Jackson, and Willie Lewis
Braswel, Jr., of Washington, D. C,
brothers of the bride.
The mother of the bride wore adress
of light blue crepe with matching hat.
The bridegroom's aunt, Mrs. J. Pearce
Eves, of Elizabeth City, wore a navy
blue dress with navy blue and pink
accessories. Each of them wore or
chid corsages.. .
Immediately following the cere
mony, lMr. and Mrs. Everett Ceci
Bryant entertained at a reception held
for friends and families of the bride
Board of Elections Pre
pared For Balloting;
Polls Open 6:30 A. M.
To 6:30 P.M.
A normal county vote is expected to
be cast in the bond election to be held
Saturday, June 4, according to local
officials of the Election Board, despite
the fact that there appears to be little
interest throughout the county as to
the outcoms of the projects involved.
A. W. Hefren, chairman of the
Election Board, stated today that pre
cinct oficials have received ballots and
instructions for the voting and all is
in readiness for the election. He point
ed out that voters will decide two
issues throught the balloting. The
first will be whether or not North
Carolina will issue bonds amounting
to $25 millions for school houses and
the second will be whether the state
will issue 200 million dollars worth of
bonds to construct secondary roads.
The ballot voters will receive at the
polls will read to that effect. .The
ballot will state For or Against the
proposals and voters must so mark
their tickets, according to their
desires on the matter.
The election chairman also announc
ed that the polling places, located at
Bethel, Hertford, New Hope, Winfall,
Belvidere and Nicanor, will be opened
from 6:30 A.M. until 6:30 P.M. for
voters to cast their ballots.
In connection with the voting on the
question of issuing bonds for road
construction, voters will also be voting
for or against a tax increase of one
cent on gasoline, although this does
not appear on thee ballot. The in
crease tax on gasoline will become ef
fective if the voters of the State au
thorize the issuance of the bonds for
roads. This tax, it has been pointed
out will be levied on all gasoline,
whether it being used for highway or
Little interest in the elction ha3
been manifested in this community,
although there appears to be much
sentiment in favor of the issuance of
bonds for building schools, there has
been leSs talk concerning the road
(Continued on Page Ten)
Junior Music Club
Elects New Officers
Warner Lee and Edward Lee Madre
and Charles Whedbee were hosts
Thursday evening to the Hertford
Junior Music Club at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Warner Madre.
Joan Madre presided over a short
business session, the last of the school
year. New officers were elected as
President, Joan Madre; first vice
president, Patricia Biggers; second
vice president, Charley Johnson; third
vice president, Jean Long; secretary,
Marjorie Brinn; treasurer, Juanita El
liott; pianist, Cara Sutton; assistant
pianist, Mabel Keel; chaplain, Charles
Officers' will be installed at a
meeting in September .which the par
ents will be invited.
The lives of, Grieg and Ole Bull,
famous Norwegian musicians, were
presented by Patricia Biggers, Lura
Leete, Lillion Hoffler, Sondra Hutch
inson, Mabel Keel, Anne Brinn, Vicki
and Charley Johnson. Those on tne
musical program were Charles Whed
bee, Letitia McGoogan, Warner Madre,
Joan Madre, Jean Long, Edward Lee
Madre.: Others present, not on the
program were Jo Davis Towe, Becky
Cox, ;: Marjorie Brinn, Sara Sutton,
Wellie White, Mrs. Silas Whedbee,
Mrs. Warner Madre, Mrs. T. E. Madre
and Mrs. R. M. Riddick.
New Officers And
Committees For Year
The PTA of Central Grammar
School elected the following officers
for the year 1949-50 at the May meet
intr. President. Mrs. M. D. Lane; vice
president, Talmadge Lewis; secretary,
Mrs. Elijah White; treasurer, Mrs.
These officers met and selected the
following people to serve on the vari
ous committees: Budget and Finance,
J. P. Snipes, chairman, Mrs. Dennis
Winslow, Carson Spivey.
Ways and Means: Mrs. Frank
Bray, chairman; Mrs. Claude Wins
low, Mrs. Charlie Umphlett, Mrs.
Wendell Matthews. Mrs. Edwin White.
Goals: Mrs. Dempsey ' Winslow,
Magazine: Mrs. Carson Stallings,
Study Group: Mrs. 1. t. lagei,
Membership: Mrs. Joseph Wins
Publicity: Mrs. Edgar Lane, cnair-man.-
Program: Mr3. Fernando Chappell.
Art: Mrs. J. P. Trueblood.
Historian: Mrs. E. B. Edwards.
Reading and Library Service: The
Rev. E. B. Edwards.
Hospitality, Mrs. Frank Jessup.
SnfBt.v. I. C. Yasrel. Recreation, Mrs.
Tii.; Winslow. Publicity and Pro
cedure, Mrs. Eddie Harrell. Health
and Summer Round-up, Mr3. rrea
Winslow. Congress Publications', Miss
Margaret White. Procedure and By
laws, J. P. Snipes. Character and
Spiritual Education, the Kev. coy
Saunders. World Citizenship, Mrs.
Education of Home -and family
Life, Mrs. Archie White.
T.mwh Room. Edwin White, chair
man, Joseph Winslow, Mrs. J. C.
Bundy, Miss Jonnnie www. oucmt
Committee on School Grounds, Claude
Williams,' chairman, Clarence Chap
pell, Jack Benton.
Mr. and Mia. Harmon Young an
nounce the birth of a son, born Wed
nesday, June 1.
Mi , Mid Mrs. Tom Cox announce
the birth of a daughter, born Wednes
day, June 1, at the Medical center in
Elizabeth City. . -.