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Hertford, Perquimans County, North CarolinajfViday, December 9, 1949.
v;c:id SEtn ghaiiam tells rotary
. Senator Guest Speaker
At Rotarjr Meeting
; Monday Night,
, , Cooperation', such u used in Ro
: .lV! tary International for the benefit of
- . all, is needed to bring unity to the
' , world. Senator Frank P. Graham told
,H members of the Hertford Rotary Cluib
' ' meeting here Monday night '
J' Be pointed out that the Rotary
. : group representing all segments of
life within a community branched out
: through the world, using cooperation1
as a means for growth and strength.
Relating that a large part of the
,: unification of the world could be
traced to three factors that began sim
ply as ideas he told the club that the
invention of the Mariner's Compass,
led to the commercial revolution
which resulted in world-wide trade,
- ' changing the world concepts as it ad
vanced. The invention of the Bteam
j engine brought the industrial revolu-
I tion which likewise spread through
J out the world, making vast changes
. - chief of which was that economic and
j- political; situations, which formerly
h' were localized, became international
problems. The (third factor, the Sen-
ator pointed out. was the discovery
of the. Atomic Bomb. ;
' The revolution which this discovery
will bring, said Senator Graham,
' will be of such power it ties us fate
' fully with the rest of the world.
We have only a short time to make
readjustments for the advancement of
1 the Atomic revolution and for that
:. reason the Senator stated the Unit
ed States should be definite and bold
, in using its power to bring about a
" t change in the charter of the United
' ' Nations which will permit internation
al inspection and control of . atomic
' v power. "We should use the time we
have to amend the UN Charter to
.... bring about cooperation in the world
-t with nations working for peace and
- .. advancement," the Senator said.
Senatoi ; ftnd Mrs. Graham! . were;
' guesis'vf'the local Rotary Xlub a
i vjxq nwuy -meeting. ' umwoirv
py-m lionored fiftata, thciub memperj
Program Held On
Perquimans County 4-H Clubs Tield
its annual Achievement Day Program,
Tuesday night The program consist
ed of a Summary of the years work
by Ronald Butt, a challenge ahead
by Mollie Lu Yeates, a report on BetO
ter Methods Congress and National
4-H Club Congress by Horace Layden,
special music by Janice Yagel and an
address by W. C. Chappell. The high
light of the program was recognition
and awards to members who had done
outstanding work in their various pro
jects during the. past year. Following
the recognitions pi awards the 1950
officers of .the ff-H County Council
were Installed JftxaJNinA B. White,
RmHmm: wer: Presi
dents Horace tayden: vice-president,
at the Perquimans Central . School. iRonald.Buttj secretary, Janice Yagel.
The delicious turkey dinner waa pre
pared and served by members w the
Central PTA. ''
J. 'K. Butler, Jr., assistant farm
agent in Perquimans County since last
July, has tendered his resignation in
order to return to State College In
' January, it was announced this week
by I. C. Yagel, County Agent
Mr. Butler was selected to receive
a scholarship , at State to continue
studies in agriculture, it was an
nounced. Since coming to this county
Mr. Butler has accomplished much
work in building up 4-H Clubs and
the interest among local children in
these clubs. . , .
' Butler will be succeeded as assist
ant agent by E. L.1 Topping, of Roa
noke ; Rapids,: who graduated from
State ' College this month. Topping
comes to this county highly recom
mended by the College and officials
" of the Extension Service.
Hertford Lions To :
Sponsor Boy Scouts
Members of the Hertford ' lions
Cub, at their meeting last Friday
night voted to sponsor the Hertford
r'- troop of Boy Scouts during the com-
ing year; it kaS ' announced Monday.
A committee of composed of Rob
; , en Elliott, B. L. Gibbs, A. H. Ed-
wards, and T.vP Byrum was ralmefdf
;; i to handle the reorganization of the
lo-al Boy Scouts and to appoint a
5 Scout Master. , ,t
This committee will be assisted by
Charlie Viann, Charles Skinner and
' Waiiam Whie. :' - " ! l.
,' , A meeting for the boys who desire
to loin the troop will be held at the
. Hertford Cleaner's Building Friday
night at 7:30, and wl boys interested
- in scouting are asked to attend. ' f ;
Rcrrcf:cntin Farm -Curcau
In Chidao ,
' Two members of the Perquimans
County Farm Bureau, Elwood White
and Preston Mixon, wall leave Satur
day for Chicago' where tteyrwill. at
tend the national. Farm -Bureau on-
ventl-n December, 13 thrbujh the 15.
TH local Farm Bureau previously
ri i " nnca to send lour of its mem
; j i fe CUcago mc.:. - but
f i a oJ tiro delegates to i. -J.
Board Of Education
In Meeting Monday
The Perquimans County , Board of
Education, meeting in regular session
on Tuesday opened .'bids for the con
struction of an agriculture and physi
cal education building -at Perquimans
High School and handled other rou
tine matters brought to the Board's
attention. , .
A group of Negro citizens, repre
senting the PTA of the County Train
ing a School, petitioned the Board to
retain a high school at Winfall for
Negro students.- 'This petition was
taken under advisement by the Board.
The Superintendent, of schools was
directed to have all employees of the
Board of Education to sign contracts,
stating, the scope of their work, re
sponsibilities length of contract, va
cations and obligations.
Members of the Board will meet
again tonight to further consider bids
for the construction of the vocational
building at the High School.
Thes installation was a very
impressive candle light cere
mony. Awards for outstanding work
in their projects were presented to the
following club members. Boys, Meat
Animal , Production, John Mansfield;
Poultry, Jesse Ray Mansfield; Field
Crops, Clarence Chappell, Jr.; Soil
Conservation, Clarence Chappell, Jr.;
Achievement, Horace Layden; Leader
ship, Ronald Butt; Garden, William
Byrum. Girls, Dairy Foods, Janie
Winslow, Mollie Lu Yeates; Dress Re
vue, Carolyn Hurdle, Janice Hurdle,
Bertha Gay Chappell ; Clothing
Achievement, Janie Winalow; Food
Preparation, Christine Wirtslow; Food
Preservation, Mary F. Eure. The
following boys were awarded ribbons
and cash prizes for outstanding, ex
hibits. Corn, first, Harry Lee Wins
low, second, Horace Layden, third, D.
A. Carver; Yellow Corn, first, Alton
Ray Stal lings, second, Ronald Har
rell, third, Joseph Rogerson; Peanuts,
first, Clarence Chappell, Jr., second,
Horace Layden, third, Harry Lee
Winslow; Garden, - first, Clarence
Chappell, Jr., second, John Hill, third,
Richard , Matthews; Soybeans, first,
Clarence Chappell, Jr., second, Clar
ence Chappell, Jr., third, : Belmont
Perry, , Eggs, first, Horace Layden,
second Clarence Chappell; Cotton,
first, Ronald Butt; Forestry, first,
Arnold Chappell; Records, Clarence
Chappell, Jr. second, Horace Layden,
third, Harry Lee Winslow.
. The following girls were awarded
ribbons and cash prizes for their ex
hibits. Biscuits, first, Kathleen Hur
dle, second, Julia, Mae Boyce; Canned
Foods, first. Bertha Gay Chappell,
second, Janie Winslow, third, Jo Anne
Mattehws; Records, first, Joan Mad
re. second, Mary Frances Eure, third,
Phyllis Trueblood; Needlework and
Hamlicrafbs, first, Mary . Frances'
Eure, ; second, Louis Violet White,
thrid, Eva RumcH, Shirts, -blouses and
slips, first, Pat Rush, second,. Mollie
Lu Yeates third, Shirley Eure; Dress
es, Janie Winslow, second, Joan Madu
re, third, Jean LongCakeev first,
Janice Yagel, second Annette Proct
or, third, Winslow;!Candy, Joan Mad
re, second, Alice Dawson, third, Mary
Frances Eure; Pies, first, Lillian Ann
Hoffler, second, Pat Rush. .. ' '
., Certificates of )' Achivement ; were
awarded to all members who has suc
cessfully completed a project for the
past year and .' turned hi a ' record .
Started In County
Health Department Is
Conducting Work; the
One of the big mobile X-ray units
operated by the State Board of Health
arrived in Hertford Wednesday morn
ing to start operations of the mass
chest X-ray 3urvey to be conducted
in Perquimans County from December
7 through January 14. The unit which
came to Hertford Wednesday set up
operations at the Perquimans High
School and started making X-rays of
all school children 15 years of age and
over. This work was completed on
Thursday, and the unit moved to the
Major-Loomis Company near Winfall,
where it will take pictures of the com
pany employees on Friday. On Sat
urday the unit will move to the prison
Camp at Woodville where X-rays will
be made of the prison inmates and the
employees of the camp.
Next week the unit will be located
it Chapanoke on December 13 and 14;
at Belvidere on December 15, 16 and
The big units, five in all, operated
by the State Board of Health arrived
in this district on Monday. They were
escorted through Hertford by the
Perquimans Band, and Highway Pa
trolman, enroute to Elizabeth where
each unit was assigned a schedule for
the weeks ahead.
Health Department Officials have
requested that every individual, 15
years of age or over, join them in
helping to .make this the best survey
ever conducted in this area. Primary
purpose of the survey is to discover
early presence of tuberculosis, and
this can be done, if individuals will
apply at the mobile unit and have an
X-ray taken. As previously announced
this X-ray is free, it costs nothing
for a resident to have the X-ray taken
and each individual will be notified
personally as to the results found on
A person may apply at the unit for
an X-ray at anytime, or any location.
If you niiss.tht unit when it visjfcs!
your community you can apply when
the unit Visits a neighboring com
munity or when it comes to Hertford
on January 3, .
Ccjntv Board Na
$1.50 Per Year.
Tax Listers; Draws
Jury List For Court
' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
1 Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Christensen of
Rochester, N. Y. announce the birth
of a daughter, born Monday, Decem
ber 4. Mrs. Christensen is the former
Uuia Florence Darden.
Set For December 15
Arrangements were completed this
week for the establishment of polling
places for the national cotton mar
keting quota referendum Thursday,
December 15, in all of Perquimans
County's cotton' growing communities,
and also for the: election of the com
munity committeemen and delegates
to the county convention, Which dele
gates will elect the county committee
men to administer the 1950 farm
program. : , .
W. E. While, secretary of the
County Production and Marketing
Administration Committee, also said
that notices haiieen mailed to each
known eligible I voter advising him
where to vote iil the referendum and
in the election ) for the community
, All persons Who, as landlord, ten
ant or share cropper, had an interest
m a crop of cotton produced m the
United Stetes. in 1948 are eligible to
vote on December 15 to decide if
marketing, quotas wiH be in effect for
the 1950 crop. . Ai two-thirds major
ity of those voting is required to ap
prove the use of quotas.
;.Every voter is urged to go to his
own palling place and cast his or her
ballot either for or agains, and also
to vote for the community commit
teemen of his choice in his community,
f ; Mr. White listed the polling places
in Perquimans County as follows: ,
u Belvidere, - Belvidere Service Sta-
tion; Nicanor, .R. M. Baker's store;
Bethel, Cv Tr Phillips' store; Hertford,
Agriculture Building; Parkville, Fred
Orders Signs Posted to
Stop Dumping on
Perquimans County's Board of Com
missioners met in regular session
here on Monday and named tax list
ers for each township who will list
property for 1950 taxes beginning
January 1, and also drew names of
county residents to serve as jurors at
the special term of Superior Court
which will convene January 30.
The Board authorized A. W. Hef
ren, chairman of the Board of elect
ions to carry out certain regulations
concerning new registration books.
These books have been sent here for
new listing of county voters, however,
it was announced there will be no
new registration. The names of the
Voters will be transcribed from the
old books to new ones.
List taxers for the five townships
Were named as follows: C. V. Ward,
Belvidere; Julian Long, Bethel; tfohn
O. White, Jr., Hertford; Seth W.
Long, New Hope; and W. R. Stanton,
Parkville. These officials will meet
with the county board later this
month for the purpose of discussing
regulations relative to tax listing and
to receive their supplies.
Jurors drawn to serve at the special
term of court in January were: M.
R. Griffin, J. L. Curtis, G. E. Wood,
Mrs. C. E. Sutton, John Winslow, C.
M. Bundy, Mrs. Sadie Perry, Charlie
Stallings, Johnnie Gregory, N. D.
Chappell, Harlan Hurdle, Edison Har
ris, Mrs. D. L. Reed, Oliver Winslow,
Louis Harrell, John Q. Hurdle, Alvah
Lamb, U. C. Cady, L. J. Baker, L. E.
Winslow, Joseph Rogerson, Norman
Stallings, Herbert Eure, W. L. Madry,
F. R. Chappell, W. M. Harrell, W.
S. Winslow, A. L. Dail James Cart
wright, J. A. Elliott, Malcom Nixon,
Charlie Chappell, Keith Haskett, Dew
ey Overton, Fenton Britt, Lucious
Winslo. Elton Winslow, W. H. Hard
castlina Harrell, W. D. Roger
son, ;yOn a complaint made, the Board
authorized J. C. Morgan to post "no
dumping" signs on the county proper
ty on Route 17, alternate near the
Cedar Grove Church. Complains made
stated the dumping of trash on this
property was becoming unsightly and
Low Bids Submitted For Construction
al S1 11,022
Of Vocational Building Tot
VFW Post Planning
Gala Holiday Dance
Members of the Garland H. Ownley
Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
are now completing plans for holding
a gala New Year's Eve dance at Harr
vey Point on Saturday, December 31,
it was announced today by Jarvis
Ward, chairman of the general com
mittee in charge of arrangements.
The committee has secured Bob
Lee and his ECTC Collegians, a 15
piece band to provide the music for
Emory White has been named as
chairman of the decorating commit
tee and he stated the dance will be
held in the gym at Harvey Point.
Members of the Post are spending
considerable time and effort to make
the dance the outstanding holiday at
traction in this secton of the State.
Edson Harris, chairman of the ticket
sales committee, stated that advance
sale of tickets for the dance will start
next week, and tickets may be secur
ed from local stores and any member
of the VFW Post.
County Seal Sales
Near Half Way Mark
Sale of Christmas Seals in Per
quimans County amounted to nearly
one-half of the county quota up to
Wednesday of this week, according to
Mrs. J. H. Newbold, chairman of the
drive, who reported that a total of
$325 had been collected toward an
"The people of our county are re
sponding splendidly to our appeal to
buy Christmas Seals, Mrs. Newbold
said, "and I believe that as in the
past we will reach our quota."
Two hundred dollars was realized
for the campaign through the sale of
Seal Bonds to local merchants and
business houses, and this amount
helps to swell the total contributed
Perquimans' quota this year is
slightly higher that last year's, due
to the county committee joining with
the Health Department to carry out
mass X-ray survey now- being con
ducted in the county. Part of the
funds contributed to the campaign
this year will be used to help defray
some of the expense of this survey.
Individuals who have received Seals
are requested to use the self -addressed
envelope which was enclosed with
the seals to transmit contributions
to the Seal Chairman, Mrs. Newbold.
Those who have not, as yet, mailed
in their contributions are urged to. do
so as Boon as possible or to return
the seals to the chairman before De
cember 24. .... . : ' . ;
Suta Claus Coming To Town Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to t$wn! "i1; ;... , , j
Yes. Old Nick, all dressed ud in his red suit, will arrive tn Hertfnnt Satur
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. He will ride in on the red fire truck of the
Hertford Fire Department, and wiH make his headquarters on the Court
uouse Green; where ae wan greet all or his childm young and old. The Per
quimans Band will meet Santa as he arrives in town and will parade him
down Church Street to the Oourt House. 1 ; . ,
Santa's arrival will mark the formal ooenfair of the Yu1etid iMAAnn in
Hertford, He will bring" favors for the small child and these will be distribut
ed during te afternoon. r,
AmnrementS for Santa Clans' visit to Hertford worn mrnntauul at
fag of the William iPaid StaJLIiag Port of the Aemrfcan Lemon, held last
f nuay. . .J.ue y ' tnuwrui uie event wxta iiainea (Snipes is acting IS
voairman mjuv uuiuuwe utuuun oi we program, . ' '-r
Season On Tuesday
Coach Elbert Fearing, athletic di
rector at Perquimans High School, an
nounced today that the basketball
teams will open their 1949-50 season
next Tuesday night with the Indians
meeting the netters from Elizabeth
City. Two games are scheduled for
the evening, a preliminary game be
tween the two girl's teams and the
boys game. The opening game will
start at 7:30 P. M.
Prospects ofr the local teams this
season apear bright, according to
Coach Fearing, who has been conduct
ing practice sessions daily for two
weeks. Both the boys and girls
teams will be made up of a number of
new players thu season, several of
last year's playprs were lost through
Candidates for the basketball teams
went to Edenton last Monday night to
witness a basketball clinic conducted
by the Wake Forest College cagers.
In announcing the schedule for the
Perquimans teams this season Coach
Fearing stated that the Indians will
play in the Albemarle Conference
against Columbia, Plymouth, William
sron, Ahoskie snd Scotland Neck and
will also meet Elizabeth City, Eden
ton and Creswell in addition to the
The schedule for the Indians as re
leased this week is as follows:
December 13, Elizabeth City Here.
December 16, Edenton There.
December 19, Open.
January 6, Elizabeth City There.
January 10, Columbia There.
January 13, Plymouth Here.
January 17, Ahoskie Here.
January 20, Scotland Neck Here.
January 24, Williamston There.
January 27, Plymouth There.
January 30, Open.
Februray 3, Ahoskie There.
February 7, Williamston There.
February 10, Scotland Neck There.
February 14, Edenton Here.
February 21, Creswell Here.
Held Here Tuesday
A district set-up meeting for Meth
odist Churches in Eastern North Caro
lina was held at the Hertford Methok
dist Church on Tuesday. Dr. H, T.
Powell, pastor of the Edenton Road
Methodist Church in Raleigh was the
principal speaker for the conference.
Taking part on the program were
Rev. Ben O. Merritt, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church and Rev.
E. B. Edwards pastor of the Perquim
ans charge, Mrs. George Jackson and
Lunch was served to the group by
ladies of the church and the Rev. J. H.
Miller, district superintendent, pre
New Roof Installed
On Court House Here
A new asbestos roof has replaced
the old tin one on the Court House in
Hertford. Workmen completed .the
job of re-roofing the building this
week and the project has Improved
the appearance of the building con
siderable. . , . ', ?
The old roof had been ordered re
paired but workmen attempting to
patch the roof to prevent leaks found
the old tin to be beyond repair and
the new type roof was then ordered
installed, v . - .
Board of Education to
Consider Bids at Its
Costs of constructing a physical
education and vocational building at
Perquimans High School will amount
to approximately $111,022, according
to bids received and opened by the
Perquimans Board of Education,
meeting in regular session here Tues
day. Five general contractors submitted
bids for construction of the building
and these bids ran from $94,577 to
$108,882. The low bidder for the gen
eral construction was J. L. Batton &
Bro. of Edenton. The next low bid
der was Evans Construction Co., who
entered a bid of $96,798.
Three firms entered bids for the
heating and plumbing and these bids
ranged from $12,750 to $15,790. Hin
nant Plumbing & Heating Co. of New
Bern was the low bidder for this con
tract. Four firms entered bids for
the electrical contract and these bids
ranged from $3,695 to $4,195. C. J.
DeMers submitted the low bid for this
Following the opening of the bids.
which occurred in the office of the
Board of Education at 11 A. M. last
Tuesday, the Board voted to consider
the bids of the two lowest bidders and
will hold a meeting on Friday niirht
of this week at 7:30 o'clock with the
advisory board to consider action on
the bids submitted.
Generally speaking, all bids sub
mitted were higher than previous es
timates, but the concensus of opinion
among the Board members was prices
quoted in the bids are less than they
will be in the event that new bids are
asked on the construction. This
opinion comes from the fact that the
huge construction program to be car
ried out in the State has already up
ped construction costs and it is un
likely prices will decrease for several
Raymond Fuson, architect in charge
of the plans for this construction, was
present for the opening of the bid.?
and he pointed out to the Board that
specifications called for construction
to be complete down to all equip
ment for the building.
Heard In Recorder's
Court On Tuesday
Seventeen cases were disposed of,
by Recorder's Court in a long session
here Tuesday. Judge Charles E.
Johnson disqualified himself as the
judge in the cases of John
White, Negro, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon and Booker T.
Harrell, Negro, charged with driving
drunk. The Court had found Harrell
in contempt last week and it was be
cause of this action that Judge John
son ordered the cases moved up for
hearing at the special term of Super
ior Court next month. Harrell is list
ed as a prosecuting witness i.i the
A verdict of guilty was returned
against Jesse Felton, charged with
driving drunk and the defendant was
ordered to pay a fine of $100 and
costs of court.
Costs of court were taxed agiinst
Leroy Parsons, Negro, who entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of being
Samuel Youlovsky and Nathan Rid-
dick both entered pleas of guilty to
charges of speeding and paid the
costs of court.
George Friarser paid a fine of $25
on a charge ot driving without a
license and Cornelius Sharp was or
dered to pay a fine of $30 and costs
Of court for driving without a license
and driving recklessly.
Frank Marchese entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of speeding and
paid a fine of $5 and costs of court
Costs of court were taxed ajrainst
William Jennings, Negro, on a charge
of driving with improper lights.
W. H. Beard entered a plea of guil
ty to a charge of speeding and driv
ing recklessly and was ordered to pay
a fine of $30 and costs.
A nol pros was taken In the case
charging Horace Wiggins, Negro,
of driving with improper lights.
Wallace Skinner, Negro, was order
ed to pay the costs of court after
pleading guilty to a charge of pass
ing a school bus whale it was unload
ing children. " ' ' ' .
A Verdict of not guilty was return
ed id the case charging Wesley Sal
lings,'' Negro, with larceny. i
A fine of $10 and costs was'assesteH -ed
against Robert Bragg, Negro, who
entered a plea of gwilty to srebu-ge
of assault with a deadly weapon.