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Volume XVI. Number 27.
"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday,-July 8, 1949.
$1.50 Per Year.
Indians Split Four
Gcmos During Past
Vceli-eni! Of Play
Victories Scored Over
Edenton and E. City;
Game Here Sat. P. M.
" Hertford Indians divided the four
games played in the 'Albemarle
League since last Friday, losing to
Windsor Friday night by a 7-2
count, then trouncing Edenton 6-2 on
Sunday afternoon. In the double head
er played against Elizabeth City on
July 4th, the Indians divided these
fgamM losing the afternoon Contest
"i6-8 but gained sweet revenge in the-
nightcap with a 14-6 win..
Saturday night's game with the
Windsor Rebels was rained out and
will be played at a later date.
Edenton was no match for Bud
Cayton'B Indians Sunday afternoon,
the Indians jumped into a one-nothing
lead in the first innings tallied two
more in the second then rolled over
three more in the seventh to mark
up a total of six runs. Edenton scored
once in the fifth and seventh. Bob
Adams started on the mound for
Hertford but was. relieved in the
seventh when he was injured slightly.
He gave up nine hits, three walks and
struck out four Edenton batters.
Lynch, Colonial hurler struck out
three Indians," allowed nine hits and
walked two. He was relieved in the
seventh by Herman.
The annual holiday contests with
Elizabeth City drew large attendance
for both games. The afternoon tilt
was played in Hertford with Gaines
starting on the mound for Hertford.
He held the Senators in check until
the eighth inning when the visitors
tallied three runs to gain a four-
two score. The Indian scored once
in the second, 'fourth id ninth in
nings but failed a- last, inning rally
when Zemka retired the. side with
the bases loaded.
The night Cap, played in 'Elizabeth
OFFICERS AT I
W. F. Ainsley, Division
Commander, to; Pre
side at Services'
Installation of officers of the Wm.
Paul Stallings Post' of the American
Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will
take place at a. joint meeting of the
two organizations Friday night at the
Agriculture Building in Hertford, be
ginning at 8-o'clock.
W. F. Ainsley, who was recently
elected as State Vice Commander for
the American Legion for the First
Division, will be the installing officer
in charge of the servces. Mr. Aiiuley
was elected to the State office at the
convention held recently in Raleigh.
Officers to be installed for the Le
gion are Francis Nixon, commander;
C. R. Vann, . first vice commander;
Archie Riddick, second vice command
er; Emmett Long, third vice com
mander; Charles T. Skinner, Jr., ad
jutant; Doward Jones, assistant ad
jutant; V. N. Darden, finance officer;
F. T. Johnson, service officer; E. B.
Edwards, chaplain; T. S. Morgan and
Louis Tarkenton, sergeants-at-arms;
W. S. , Butler,-athletic officer; W. F.
Ainsley, historian, and B. C. Berry,
Boy's State officer.
New officers for the Legion Auxiliary-will
be Mrs. Thelma Hollowell,
president; Mrs. C. P. Morris, vice
president; Mrs. C F. Sumner, second
vice president; Mrs. Edla Webb, treas
urer; Mrs. Lessie White, secretary;
Mrs. Eleanor Wilder, membership
chairman; Mrs. B. C. Berry, chairman
child welfare; Mrs. Alice Futrell, his
torian; Mrs. Ethel Perry, chaplain
and Mrs. Annie Baker, sergeant-at-arms.
One of the highlights of the meet
ing wilt be a report given by B. C.
Berry, Jr., on the American Legion's
Boy's State, which he attended recent
ly at Chapel Hill as representative
for the Wm. Paul Stallings Post.
- Several very important business
items will also be considered at this
meeting and all members of the Am
erican Legion and the Auxiliary are
bers to attend the national convention
of the American Legion next month
to be staged in Philadelphia. B. C.
Berry, is one of the North Carolina
delegates to this convention.
Club Plans Dance
44ni iriiQ j ursred to attend,
The Indians scored twice Hi the
- fourth to lead 3-2, they added two
more runs in the fifth to hold a
comfortable margin but this was cut
short in the eighth when the Sena
tors rallied to score three runs and
tie the score. The Indians came back
in the ninth fighting hard and jump-
r , ' ed on Siler, relief pitcher for the
Senators, for nine hits and nine runs.
This broke the spirit of the Senators
and Bob Adams,, who' relieved Max
1 , Eller in the eighth inning, had little
trouble retiring the side in the last
r' 'half of the ninth.' Eller started on
the mound for Hertford and gave up
eight hits. He struck out six and
( walked five. V
Hertford dropped a three-nothing
: decision to the Plymouth Rams Wed
nesday night when the Rams collected
two hits and one walk, aided by one
' error to score all their runs in the
C sixth inning. Pasdon pitched no-hit
ball for the Indians up to the sixth
but was then relief because of an in
jured finger. Johnson finisher the
game giving up two more hits to
Plymouth. The Indians collected six
I hits but were unabje to score.
Hertford wiU tangle with Edenton
in a two game series tonight and tor
morrow. The game tonight will be
played in Edenton and the contest to
morrow will be played on Memorial
Field in Hertford, with the game
starting at 8:30 o'clock.
Bud Cayton Resigns ; ;
As Indian Manager
Bud Cayton, . Second baseman and
manager of the Hertford Indians since
the opening of the Albemarle League
this season, resigned as manager of
the club at a meeting of the board' of
directors held 'at the Court House
Tuesday night. The resignation by J
Cayton followed a vote of confidence
tendered him by the directors.
In resigning Cayton stated that he
wished to be relieved of the duties
and believed he could be of greater
help to the team, through playing, if
he did not have the manager's responsibility.
Bill Bergeron was then elected by
the directors to the post as team
manager. Bergeron has been the In
dian shortstop for the past two sea
sons, coming here from Duke Univer
sity, where he starred for the Duke
A grim . new record for holiday
deaths was recorded over the July
Fourth week-end, according to a re
port by the National Safety Council
released Wednesday. The final death
count stood at 818, the highest, by
far, for any holiday period in the his
tory of the nation. Traffic accidents
caused the most deaths, a total of 321
were killed, 278 persons were drown
ed, 18 died in airplane accidents, 70
died of heal prostration and 131 died
from miscellaneous accidents.
Representatives of the Big Four
powers, ruling Berlin, made addi
tional progress toward cooperation
this week, when they came to terms
on the "Live and let live proposals."
It was reported from Berlin Tuesday
that talks between the representa
tives had reached the stairs-1 where it
fwill be possible for -the four zone com
manders to resume their meetings for
the purpose of passing on governing
policies. The commanders have not
nem a ineeuug. in (e uian a year.
Local Store Plans
Installation Of Drug
Department Aug. 1
New Partnership Form
i ed This Week; Name
To Be Changed
After a lapse of five years, Hert
ford is again to have the benefit of a
registered drug store, according to
plans revealed here this week by
Henry Clay Sullivan, owner of Rober-son's.
Mr. Sullivan announced Tuesday
that he had sold an interest in his
store, July 1, to James W. Mitchener
of Edenton, and that together they
plan the installation of a modern
drug department for the store. Plans
call for the opening of the department
about August 1.
In connection with the partnership,
which was organized following the
sale, Mr. Sullivan stated that the
name of the store will be changed,
but an announcement concerning the
new name will be made at a later
date. The establishment has already
been registered as a drug store with
State officials and is now authorized
to prepare and sell drugs.
Mr. Mitchener, who will serve as
registered pharmacist, is no new
comer to a drug store. He grew up
in one, being the son of J. A. Mitch
ener, well-known Edenton druggist.
He graduated from the School of
Pharmacy at UNiC in 1948, and since
graduation has been connected with
his father's store in Edenton. He is
27 years old and married. He entered
the Pharmacy School at UNC in 1941
but his studies were interrupted for
three years while he was in the army.
He returned to school after leaving
the service in 1946 and received his
degree with the class of 1948.
Mr. Sullivan, who will remain ac
tive in the business, purchased the
local store in May, 1944, and retained
the late H. B. Sedberry as pharmacist
until Mr. Sedberry's death in October
of that year. Since that date Hert
ford has been without a registered
dauffitore, despite effortson the part
of Mr. Sullivan to secure a pharmacist.
A vaccination clinic covering ty
phoid fever, diphtheria, smallpox and
whooping cough, will be conducted by
the Perquimans Health Department
beginning Monday, July 11, and con
tinuing through Tuesday, July 26, it
was announced today by Miss Audrey
Umphlett, County Health Nurse.
The schedule for the clinic is pub
lished elsewhere in this paper and
residents of the county are urged to
cooperate with the clinic nearest their
All parents having children enter
ing school for the firts time are urg
ed to have their children's immuniz
ation record complete and secure cer
tificate from the Health Department
or their family physician covering all
required vaccinations, as no child will
be enrolled n school unless this cer
tificate can be furnished.
Victim Of Aral t
' : Horace Lynch, local business man,
was the victim of an assault in Eliza
beth City last Saturday night when
two sailors, whom Lynch had picked
up and offered a ride, attacked him
with a soft rink bottle. ' -' ; ;-
According to Lynch,' who resides in
Elizabeth City, the two sailors, want
ing a ride to .Norfolk, were picked up
and taken as' far as he was driving
in that direction. As he stopped to
let them out of the car, they Insist'
ed that Be drive on. It was then,
Lynch said, that, one of them took a
bottle from a case of drinks he had
in his car and Jut him on the head.
Later they ' asked : for money tat
; could find none, since Mr. Lynch- had
slipped his wallet between the seat
cushions, tater wie sailors, took the
car keys and left Mr. Lynch," with the
car, at a street intersection In Eliza-
beta urey, UKung nun again with a
bottle before leaving him. " -
Mr. Lynch was treated for injuries
and -five stitches were .required for
i rashes on his head. . ; tJ u. .
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Woman's Club held its regu
lar dinner meeting Friday night at
the Hotel Hertford with Mrs. Alice
M. Towe presiding to hear a report
on the annual convention of BPW's.
Mrs. Towe, delegate, gave an in
teresting report on the 30th annual
convention of the North Carolina
Federation of Business and Profes
sional Women's Clubs Incorporated
which was held at Atlantic Beach
June 17, 18 and 19.
She also read a letter from Mrs.
Catherine Welsh, Fifth District Di
rector, thanking the club in behalf of
the Seventh District and the federa
tion fort the cooperation of the Per
quimans Club at the State Convention
and for the miniature bags of peanuts
sent as favors which were typical of
this section and held a special ap
peal. A special 'business meeting was
held after the dinner for the purpose
of discussing a memorial to Mrs. Al
lie Truehlood: who died in November.
It was decided money be taken from
the dues for the Allie Trueblood Edu
cational Fund'. .
' Mrs. Roxanna Jackson was ap
pointed chairman of the Loan Closet.
Anyone navuig uruuies
for a sick
room is asked to contact uars. Jack
son." A person need not oe a flrw
member to donate. ' -Committees
were appointed for a
dance to be held soon at Harvey
Recesses This Week
'Perquimans County , Recorder's
Court was in recess this week, -with
Judge Charles E. Johnson being 'ab
sent from town. All cases listed on
the court docket , were set for hear
in at the July 19 term of court.
The ocurt will be in recess on next
Tneedav because of the special elec
tion to be held in the county . on that
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Turgeon . of
Palapine, 111 announce the birth, of a
daughter born Friday, June 24th. Mrs.
Turreon , is "the format Miss s Ann
Felton. a . ,V w 't'.,'
Tax collections in North Carolina
during the past year set a new rec
ord, it was reported from Raleigh this
week. Collections for the fiscal year
that ended last week were higher by
10 million dollars than the previous
year. The total amount of taxes re
turned was $136,845,996. For the en
tire year all but one of the ten tax
divisions showed increases. Only the
beverage tax fell ' behind last year's
Great Britain, in a move expected
to conserve its dollar reserve, was re
ported this week rady to adopt a dras
tic plan to keep the dollars in its own
treasury. The plan was presented to
Britain s Economic Council on Tues
day and approved by this Board. No
details of the program were an
nounced but predictions pointed to
ward a reduction in the importation
of gasoline and tobacco.
Tokyo Rose, American-born Japan
ese, who acted as a Jap radio pro
pagandist during the war, went en
trial for treason this week in San
Francisco. A jury composed of six
men and six women have been select
ed to hear the evidence the govern
ment has compiled against Mrs. Iva
D Aquino for her wartime activities.
The Hertford. Indians' batting aver
ages for aH games played through
June 28 still remains a good record,
despite the loss of a few games dur
ing the past two weeks. Leroy Sires
is leading the league with an average
of .379, has the most hits for the
league and he is tied for honors for
doubles and home runs.
i ; The averages as released by Bill
Cozart, league statistician, follows:
Bergeron - 92
!Pitt - -,8
Rushing , -JJ51
Lane - 6
1 ... 1
Adams - 286
Miss Dorothy White
Weds Jack Rascoe
The Winfall Methodist Church was
the scene on Sunday, July 3, for the
simple but lovely marriage of Miss
Dorothy Faye White, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude D. White, to Jack
Maurice Rascoe of Burlington, N. C.
The double ring ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Earl B. Edwards,
pastor of the church.
Mrs. R. M. Riddick rendered a pro-
eram of nuptial music and Leslie
Winslow sang "At Dawning."
The bride, who was given in marri
age by her father, was attired in a
palm beach suit with white acces
sories and carried a purple-throated
orchid, showered with white step
Her maid of honor and -only at
tendant was Miss Susan Graham of
Enfield, N. C. She wore a blue suit
with white accessories and her flow
ers were a corsage of pink roses.
Moward W. Oliver of Burlington
was best man. Walter Humphlett,
Jr., and J. H. Rascoe were ushers.
Mrs. Rascoe is a graduate of Louis
burg Junior College and Meredith
College. The bridegroom is a gradu
ate of Louisbung College and N. C.
After a wedding trip in Virginia,
the couple will make their home in
Here Sunday Night
Union Vesper services will be con
ducted on the lawn of the Hertford
Methodist Church Sunday evening at
seven- o'clock, it was announced to
day fey the Rev. D. L. Pouts, Mem
bers of the Baptist and Methodist
churches are holding these services
each i Sunday , during the months of
July and August, according to Mr.
Fouts, and the servicer alternate Be
tween the two churches. ''
, In the news item, published in last
week's issue, jerning renewal of
driver' licenses m motorists whose
.est names ' start with L and M, it
wa reported that this group must
apply for new licenses before Aug
ust 30. This hould have read be
fore December. 31. f ;
: W." E. Nelson!: license examiner,
However, urges all motorists to make
application early for their new license
and thus avoid the last minute rush.
COUNTY RESIDENTS TO BALLOT ON ABC
STORE AT SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY
County Boards To
Meet Monday, July 11
Members of the Board of County
Commissioners and Board of Educa
tion will hold their regular July meet
ing next Monday, July 11. The meet
ing was postponed from last Monday
because of the July fourth holiday.
Both boards will have important
business up for discussion. The
Commissioners will adopt a budget
for the present fiscal year, and set
the tax rate in addition to handling
other routine business. Members of
the Board of Education, will likewise,
adopt the budget for the year, and
likely will hold a lengthy discussion
concerning the school construction
program to be carried out during the
Present indications are, according
to reports, that the County Tax rate
for the year will remain approximate
ly the same as last year. The levy
for the school budget is expected to
be cut five cents, but increases in oth
er county departments may consume
this decrease in the school fund.. The
tax rate for the past year was $1.65
per hundred dollar valuation.
Architects are now drawing plans
for the construction of a gym and
agricultural building at Perquimans
High School and a Negro elementary
school at Winfall; as soon as these
plans are completed they will be pre
sented to the County Boards for ap
proval, however, it is not expected
that these plans will be ready in time
for consideration at the meetings
Sales Still Lag
A report released this week by the
Treasury Department, U. S. Savings
Bonds Division, shows that Perquim
ans County is lagging behind in the
sales of Opportunity Bonds, during
the campaign which will close July
Sales accomplished through June
25 Show that residents of this county
had purchased a total of $16,162.50
worth of Series E bonds. The quota
assigned the county at the opening
of the drive April 1 was $31,000.
The amount of bonds sold through
June 25 amounts to 52.1 per-cent of
Savings bonds 'purchased through
July 16 will count toward the county
goal in the current campaign, and in
dividuals contemplating the purchase
of bonds are urged to make their pur
chase before this deadline date in or
der that Perquimans may report the
best per-cent possible.
MART TOWE'S TO MEET
The Mary Towe Missionary Society
of the Methodist Church will hold its
monthly meeting Monday night July
11th with Mrs. Edgar Fields. All
members are urged to be present.
Voting Hours Are An
nounced By Chairman
Of Elections; Interest
Perquimans County residents will
go to the polls next Tuesday, July 12,
in a special election to decide whether
or not ABC stores are to be estab
lished in this county.
A. W. Hefren. chairman of th
Board of Elections, announced today
that the polling places at Hertford,
Bethel, New Hope, Winfall, Belvidere
and Nicanor will be opened from 6:30
A. M. until 6:30 P. M. for the votinir.
He reported that judges and regis
trars appointed Tor general elections
will serve as officials for this SDecial
Pre-election interest in the Ques
tion indicates that a small vote may
be tallied in the balloting. Generally
speaking, little activity has taken
place m regard to campaigning either
for or against the proposal. A Per
quimans County unit of the Allied
Church League was organized in the
county several weeks ago with a pri
mary purpose of opposing the estab
lishment of an ABC store, and mem
bers' of this league have been report
ed as campaigning vigorously against
the establishment of an ABC store.
However, since the matter was first
proposed, interest has seemingly de
creased rather than increased.
The special election, called for next
Tuesday, was ordered by the Board of
Elections on authorisation of the
Board of County Commissioners, who
were requested to authorize the elec
tion by a group of citizens who ap
peared before the Commissioners as
opposing establishment of such a
store. This action followed a bill
passed by the Legislature granting
permission to the Town of Hertford
to hold such an election in the event
a county-wide election was not called
within 60 days after the bill was
passed. It was the desire of the
group that appeared before the Coun
ty Board that the question be settled
on a county-wide basis rather than the
The election has been called under
the terms of the bill passed by the
Legislature and should the county
vote to establish ABC stores, profit,
if any from the store, will be divided
equally between the County and the
JiTANDrNG OF CLUBS
W L GB
Plymouth 17 1Q
Edenton 18 12
Solerain 15 12 2
Hertford , . . 14 14 8tt
Windsor 13 16 5
E. City 7 20 10
Returned freia Hospital
Mr. W. ,H. Hardcastle returned
from the Norfolk General Hospital
Saturday and is getting along nicely.
Many Local Farmers
Farm conservation plans for 25 ad
ditional Perquimans farms wee
drawn during the first six months of
1949, according to a report issued
this week by F. A. McG-oogan, of the
local Soil Conservation District office.
This makes a total of 324 local farm
ers who are cooperating with the Dis
trict, Mr. McGoogan stated. He add
ed that conservation farmers had im
proved or rebuilt drainage systems on
approximately 1440 acres, which in
volves 32 miles of ditches. Two hun
dred and fifty feet of tile drainage
was installed, and many other con
servation practices were applied by
farmers cooperating with the Dis
trict. Reports received by the District
Office show that farmers who seeded
permanent pasture last fall found that
the Ladino Clover and Fescue Grass
mixture have furnished a lot of graz
ing this spring.
County Free Of
Perquimans County enjoyed a rela
tively quiet July Fourth holiday. No
celebrations were conducted but resi
dents, generally, used the time for
relaxation and rest.
While the rest of the nation was
rolling up a huge accident tall, none
were reported in the county over the
holiday. State Highway Patrolmen
H. L. White and B. R. Inscoe report
ed Tuesday that no highway acci
dents occurred during the three day
holiday period. However, one acci
dent was reported as occurring early
Two men, Patrick Garner and Roy
Holmes suffered painful ' injujries
when a car in which they were riding
collided with a Model A Ford being
driven by Lutham Felton, Negro.
Patrolman Inscoe, who investigated
the accident, reported that the wreck
occurred when Felton attempted to
make a left hanr turn on U. S. 17 ;
about a mile south of Hertford.