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; Voluma XVll.-rNumber 15.- - . C Hertford, Perquimans Ckunty, NorS:Caroliiia, Friday, April 14, 1950..
CTY TO DE DCTED MAY 27
Filing Deadline Satur
: da' at .6 P. M.; Local
, Interest Shown A
- Members of the Perquimans County
.' Board of Elections met last 'Satur
day for the purpose of appointing
officials to serve during the primary
' Precinct officials named by the
are: Bethel Township, E. Y. Berry,
registrar, judges Charles Ward and
J. B. Perry, the voting place, Bethel.
". Hertford Township: JIrs. 'B. G.
. .Koonce, registrar, judges, T). J. Prit
: chard, and W. A. Hoffler, voting
V place, Hertford.
"" 1 New Hope Township: : Mrs. W. E.
CDail, registrar, Irvin Turner and E.
- A. Goodman, judges, voting place,
- INew Hope.'
t , Farkville Township: Harry Bar
ber, registrar, Mrs. Harry Barber and
- Nelson Smith, judges, voting place,
Winfall. . " '
IBelvktere:' J. M. Copelsnd, regis
' trar, L. C. Winslow- and M, Baccus,
.judges, voting place, Belvfdere.
- Nicanor: Rosa Baker, registrar,
. 'Tom Eason and Archie White, judge,
' voting place, Nicanor.
Interest dn the primary election has
f been increasing here for the past
" several days .and a number of races
- are shaping up for some of the offices
to be filled by the election. In con-
rXCtion with candidates, W. F. Ains-
- ley, chairman of the Election Board,
, stated that Saturday at six P. M., is
i the deadline' for individuals to file a
i candidates for any office. ' i
vi He "also reported that registration
; books will be opened on Saturday,
April 29, and will remain open for
three weeks, for the purpose of regis
tering of persons not already register
ed, and who are eligible to register.
On Saturday, May 20, the books will
be open for challenge and the primary
will follow on the next Saturday.
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PMA Seeks Workers
For Farm Projects
. Capable men and high school boys
desiring work in measuring farm
lands for the PMA should call at the
agricultural office in Hertford at once,
in order to make application for the
work, which will begin May 1 and
which must be completed by June 30.
This work is in connection with
peanut, cotton, corn, wheat and white
potato allotments which have been
set up for the farms in the county.
The planted acres of all these various
crops must be determined.
This is a big Undertaking and the
members of the County Committee,
who are responsible for the work, are
anxious to make a good job of it.
The men and boys selected will be
specially trained by a competent per
son familiar with the work.
:rior Court To
For April Term
Heavy Calendar Expect
ed to Consume Mom
H Judging Team
Contest April 5
Member! of the school committees
for Perquimans County will meet next
Tuesday night, April 18, for the pur
i pose of electing principals for , the
next school term, it was announced
today by John T. Biggers, School. Su-
' perintendent. . , '
Members of the high school com
mittees are A. W. Hefren, Dr. T. P.
Brinn, ' Mrs. Morris Griffin, Clarence
Chappell and Carson Spivey. This
crouD will meet at 7:15 P. M. The
; elementary school committee, compos
ed of C. P. Mortis, Julian Matthews,
Louis Smith, J. D. Chappell, Charlie
' Phillips, Chester Butts and J. M,
Cooeiand . will meet at 8 P. M.
In connection with the meeting of
. the committees,' Mr. Biggers pointed
out that in compliance wh the Public
'School Laws G. S. 115-364, "The dis
trict committees shaH elect the prin-
' cipalst for the schools of the districts
subject to tjie approval of the county
. superintendent of schools and the
i county board of education. The prin-
' cipals of the districts shall nominate
and the district committees shall elect
. the teachers for all the schools of the
distrktt subject to the approval of the
county board of education. 115-659
. : "Provided, further, that such teacher
. or principal shall give notice to the
i superintendent of schools within ten
. days after notice or re-election, or tus
- or her acceptance of employment for
the following year:" "
In addition to Hie election of Prin
cipals these committees will conduct
, an open meeting' for the purpose of
- Maruig " complaints- or ; compliments
' 'concerning the teachers In tile county
schools. Teachers will ba elected about
i ten days later. The committees will
appreciate any suggestions the pa
trons may have for the betterment of
the Perquimans County BdiooU."
Ccrral PTA Meets
r.Icn:y, April 17th
The Parents-Teachers ' Association
i of tne central urammar School will
bold its meeting next Jlondav niirht
April 17, beginning at. 8 P. IL, in the
j auditorium at the school at Winfall.
A program, titled Highest Advan
tages, will be presented by the Cum-
berland-Bagley Swamp communities
wi Jx the Rev, Coy S. Saunders servinir
as charfrman. AjU, members are urged
to attend.; . ' - - ., .
The Perquimans County 4-H Live
stock Judging Team competed in the
Livestock Judging Contest of the
Eastern Carolina Fat Stock Show held
in Rock; Mount on April 5, and walk
ed wav with th - fourth nlace orize
in team scoring and iwo Individual
scoring honors. '
The team, composed of Doian wina-
low, Horace Layden, Clarence Chap
pell, and Tilaon Chappell did their ut
most to upset the more experienced
teams from the highly favored coun
ties, but lack of experience held them
to fourth place in the contest com'
nosed of twelve other teams.
-Dolan winslow, however, made
highest individual score on placing
and giving reasons for his placing on
beef, cattle. His reasons were given
sn ytwn that tlM official Judges re
qim&i4tkto te'l jie e4ir crowd
over the loudspeaker why he placed
them as he, dad.
Horace Eayden ranked third in indi
vidual scoring on Duroc hogs and was
complimented for his reasons.
Earl Topping, Assistant County
Agent, and coach of the 4-H team,
was highly pleased with the results
of the contest and made the ' state
ment that "if our team improves as
much in the next three months, when
the state contest is held as it has in
the last three months we will have
a very good-chance of winning the
state contest." He further explained
that giving reasons were particularly
difficult for an inexperienced team.
He said the contestant must go into
the judges room after placing the ani
mals without being able to see the
class of livestock, tell the judge point
by point why each animal i nthe class
is superior or inferior to the others.
The April term of Perquimans
County Superior Court' win convene
here next Monday, April 17, with
Judge Chester Morris of Currituck as
the presiding judge.
W. H. "Pitt, clerk of court, stated
today that an extremely heavy cal
endar is docketed for .this session of
court and it is very likely that at least
some of the civil actions may be car'
ried over to the next term of court.
A total of 20 criminal cases are
listed on the docket and some 17 civil
actions are scheduled for hearing,
Civil cases on the calendar were re
leased as follows: Raymond Boyce
vs. L. L. Smith, William C. Chappell
$1.50 Per Year.
fake Commanding Lead
In Conference; Play
Here Friday P. M.
vs. D. M. White, et als; Chesapeake
Auto Co. vs. W. L. Bagley, Ben F.
Lane vs. Seashore Tran. Co.; Roland
Gilliam vs. H. C. Stokes; Josiaii Ubap
pell vs. Winfred Chappell, Thelma
Kiddick, Adm., vs. Raleigh White and
Fred Winslow; W. O. Hunter vs. D. F.
Hopkins; Nathan Turner, Adm., vs.
George W. Nixon, et als; Daniel Bon
ner vs. Elmer Prootor; Eleanor Jones
vs. N-S Railway; J. H. Newbold, Est.
vs. Jessie Phillips; Hertford Baptist
Church vs. J. L. Batton 'Bro.; J. .
Winslow vs. J. J. Alexander.
The Jury list for this term of court
is comprised of Louis Stallings, Henry
C. Sullivan, Roy Gregory, Willie Lane,
R. V. Copeiend, J. B. Miller, James
Hunter, Lawrence Winslow, C A.
Long, Arthur Chappell, W. A. Wins
low, L. A. Proctor, Julian Lowell,
George Fields, C. C. Godfrey, RusseH
Baker, Dillard M. Jackson, Harold
Hurdle, Hubert Chappell, Seth W.
Long, W: H." Stallings, J. W. Gatling,
Elbert N. Chappell, Thad C. Chappell,
E. R. Stevenson, Iinwood C. Wins-
Perquimans High School's baseball
team banged out two more victories
during the past week, in quest of its
third straight conference champion
ship. During the week the Indians
trounced Plymouth by a 17-0 score
and defeated Williamston, a strong
ctoference foe, by a 7-1 margin. The
victories were number three and four
fotr the locals and places thefn at
the top of the conference standing.
! The Indians met Plymouth last Fri
day and Coach Ellie Fearing started
Earl Rogerson on the mound for Per
quimans. The little lefthander con
trolled the Plymouth nine throughout
the contest allowing Only five hits,
bile his teammates gathered 15.
right led the hitting for Perquimans
ith three for five
On Tuesday the Indians journeyed
Williamston and Bill Winslow,
ball artist for the local team,
Mowed three hits, struck out 11 and
alked seven. Perquimans scored
even runs on 10 hits. IBenton led the
tting list for Perquimans with four
r five. Walker hit a home run for
The high-flying Indians will play
:otland Neck on Memorial Field
'riday afternoon, starting at 2 P. M.,
ind this game will mark the end of
he first round in the Albemarle Con
ference play. The final round of play
Brill start next Tuesday when Per-
quimane meets Columbia on tne tocai
Williamston recorded the first run
scored against the Indians thus far
this season, and unless the conference
pponents show a vast increase in
strength during the final round of
Hugh Harrell, A. L. Godfrey, Walter
Barclift, Harry T. Broughton, Har
id Mrs. Wilbur Lamb.of Jloute
' 'ord, announre t' n cf
born at O J
Russia hat issued a strongly-worded
note to the United States, in which
it la charged that U. S. planes have
violated Soviet territory, cud the Rus
sians claim the u. 8. planes were driv
en off by their fighter planes. In
quiry into the charge, it was revealed
shows U. S. jNsvy plana 1 has been
missing since last Saturday, However,
Washington officials seem to be in the
dark concerning the charges made by
North Carolina led tbe Nation in
the number of fatal highway accidents
during the Easter week-end. 28 per
sons died from injuries sustained in
accidents, reported Saturday through
Monday. The mounting toll of high'
way fatalities is causing deep concern
to the officials ef the State and may
lead to some changes in laws as ef
forts are made to halt the growing
list of accidents n this state.
Monday, May First
TOWN BOARD CONSIDERING APPLICANTS
FOR POSITION AS HERTFORD CHEMIST
Hertford Stores To
Close Wed. Afternoons
Hertford stores and business
houses will start observing half
day hours on Wednesdays, begin
ning next week, April 19, it was
announced here today.
A survey conducted during the
past week revealed that all stores
and business houses will cooperate
with the closing on Wednesdays.
The half-day hours for Wednes
days will cont:nue through the
month of August.
To Organize County
low, J. P. Rogerson, A. F. ProctorJplay the Indians look like a. sure bet
to cop the pennant again this year.
The stellar pitching of Winslow and
vey Stallings, Charles Edgar White, Rogerson, backed up by excellent
N. J. Smith, Lloyd Lane, Robert if I playing on the part of the remainder
Stevenson, G; W. NoweHyM. L. Goedafgc the team has won Ferquimans an
man and E. M. Cartwnght.
Joe Towe Candidate
For County Board L
Joe Towe, 44, Hertford -business
man and life-long resident of Per
quimans t County, today announced
himself as a candidate for the office
of County Commissioner for Hertford
Township .. , -
Mr. .Towe lias .been engaged in the
auto, gas and oil business in the coun-
Pre-school clinics for Perquimans
County children Who will be attending
school for the first time next fall have
been scheduled' to begin May 1 and
continue through May 11, according
to an announcement released this
week by Dr. B. B. McGuire, District
Health Officer. The clinks will bring
services of the Health Department to
all the schools in the county.
Parents are being notified of these
clinics by letter, but Dr. McGuire,
pointing out that the Department does
not have the names of all parents,
urges those who do not receive letters
to. bring their children to the clinic
nearest their home. All children win
be examined for physical defects and
the child's health discussed with the
parents in person.
In some instances, practicing phy
sicians are urged and expected to as
sist with the physical examinations,
PTA members will be welcome at any
schools to assist in the program.
The schedule of the dimes, as re
May 1, Monday At Central Gram
mar School, Winfall, 9 A. M.; at Wil
low Branch, colored school, 2 Pc M., v
May z, Tuesday, Perquimans saw
ing School, 9 A. M.; (Bay Branch,
11:30 A. M., and Nicanor, 2 P. M. ;
May 3, Wednesday, Hertford Gram
mar School, 9 A. J.; Chapanoke,
P,; M.: Pool's Grove, 3 P. M. , 6
May 9, Tuesday, Hertford colored
school A. M.; Chinquapin, Z P. H.
. May 11, Thursday, Bethel, 9 A. M.
Galatia,!! A. .M. t , ,
Pitt Is Candidate
' W. H. Pitt, clerk of Superior Court,
has announced himself as a candidate
for re-election to the office, subject
to the Democratic primary ' on May
He filed his candidacy with the Board
of Elections on Tuesday. ' " . .. '
In making bis announcement Mr.
Pitt stated, "I greatly appreciate the
support that has been given me by
ty for a number of years and is wide-fthe people of Perquimans County, in
known. - He has trken an active the past and ; earnestly solicit their
t In public affairs for. mary ea support during the coming
' , y and election.
outstanding record thfa year.""
Veterans Urged To
Forms With VA
Veterans with service-connected
disabilities rated 50 to 60 who have
failed to receive additional compen
sation because of dependents were
urged today to furnish proof of de
pendency by May 1, 1950 if they de
sire to be paid retroactive to Decem
ber 1, 1949.
Stephen H. Alford, District Officer
of the North Carolina Veterans Com
mission said today that many veterans
either do not have notice of such de
pendency on record or have failed to
supply the necessary proof of mar-
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rittge alio cwiuren.
Where notice of dependents was on
record with the Veterans Administra
tion on December 1, 1949, and the nec
essary evidence of relationship and
dependency is furnished within five
months from that date, the award will
be made retroactive December 1, 1949.
In other cases the effective date of
the award will be the date the evi
dence (marriage or birth certificates)
C. C. Banks, Perquimans County
Service Officer, Hertford, North Caro
lina and Stephen H. Alford, District
Officer, North Carolina Veterans
Commission, 206 Kramer Building,
Elizabeth City,. North Carolina are
ready to advise and assist veterans in
preparing -the necessary evidence be
fore the May 1 deadline.
A large number of Perquimans
base-ball fans met last Friday night
at the Court House and made plans
to organize a team to participate in
the Albemarle League during the com-
insr summer. The (purpose of the
meeting, it was explained to the fans,
was to determine whether or not the
followers, of baseball wanted a local
team this year, along the proposed
plans adopted by the league. The fans
expressed themselves favorable to
ward this plan and named a commit
tee to organize and promote a Per
quimans County team.
Sidney Blanchard was named as
chairman of the committee and mem
bers elected were Edgar Morris, Wal
lace Morgan, Charles M. Harrell, Tim
Mathews, Steve Perry, Douglas Dar-
den, A. W. Hefren, Tom Eason, J.
W. Dillion, Cliff Banks, Moody Mat
hews, H. C. Stokes, Julian A. White,
Charlie Umphlett, J. H. Towe and
Cecil C. Winslow.
This committee plans to meet again
Friday night -to discuss ways and
means to perfect the county organiza
tion and get the local club started. A
drive will be conducted to raise funds
to help support the team but no sus
taining financial program, will be car
ried out. The committee has adopted
a plan whereby the club must be self-
supporting after the season opens
According to the league rules only
six non-resident players may be used
by any team and the. local committee.
planning to use a majority of players
from Perquimans and Pasquotank
counties are hopeful they can field a
team by hiring only four or five non
resident players. For the present they
are counting on securing the services
of Max Eller and Bob Adams, both
of Whom pitched here last season; El
lie Fearing, Boopie Fearing and John
Copley of Pasquotank, George Wood
Joe Nowell. Howard Pitt, Edward
Lane, Tasey Benton, Vance Bright,
Earl Rogerson and Bill Winslow from
this county, along with a number of
other players from Perquimans who
may desire to try out for the team
Street Department to
Assist PTA With Lo
cal School Project
Members of the Hertford Town
Board, meeting in regular session
here last Monday night, continued
their discussion of securing a chemist
for the town, and received verbal ap
plications from two of the three ap
plicants seeking the position.
Applications for the position have
been received by the board from Her
bert L. White, a resident of Hertford
and a graduate of Atlantic Christian
College, with graduate work at State
College. White also had extensive
chemical training with the Navy dur
ing the war. A second applicant is
Lloyd Brinson, cf Wilson, also a
graduate of Atlantic Christian College
with a degree in chemistry. The
third applicant is Roy Hunter, who
will graduate from N. C. State Col
lege in June of this year.
No action was taken by the Board
this week, it was announced that the
Board will continue to receive ap
plications until April 24 at which time
it will meet again and select one of
the applicants to fill the post.
Mayor V. N. Darden reported to the
Board that he and Commissioner Sulli
van met with the joint committee for
the Perquimans Library Building pro
ject, and the findings of this com
mittee led to a proposal that the group
seek space in the Agriculture build
ing as a site for the Library.
Mrs. D. M. Jackson and Silas M.
Whedbee, representing the Hertford
PTA, appeared before the board and,
requested permission for the street de
partment to assist volunteer PTA
workers in pouring a concrete play
area at the Hertford Grammar School
grounds. This request was granted.
The Board adjourned following the
handling of the usual fiscal matters.
Of HD Clubs Set
For Next Tuesday
Hertford Rotary To
Anniversary June 23
Annual Award Day
Observed At School
Annual award day for extra-curric
ular activities, .other- than athletics,
was observed at Perquimans High
School last Wednesday, at which time
14 students were presented letters as
a reward for their activities. .
In order for a student to be eligible
o receive an award he must accumu
late 30 points. (These points are giv
en for participation in the band, glee
club, library, office and lunchroom ac
tivities, dramatics, public speaking
and student council
Students receiving awards this year
were: Fat Phillips, Konald r. Butt,
Wade Jordan, Ann Mad re, Laura Hop
kins, Lindsay Barber,, Claire Hunter,
Harry ; Winslow, Thomas Umphlett,
Mary Sue ' Cook, Geraldine Gregory,
Janice ' Perry and Willie - Mae ; Chap
Tentative plans for the observance
of their club's 25th anniversary are
now. being made by members of the
Hertford Rotary Club, it was an
nounced at a meeting of the club this
week. Charles Henc, club program
chairman, announced that a list of
distinguished guests have accepted in
vitations to take part in the program.
Among those who have accepted
parts on the program are Congress
man , Herbert c. 'Bonner and w. E.
Debnam, well known radio commenta
tor of Raleigh. . , '.
Zeb E. Brinson, of Tarboro, Dis
trict Governor for Rotary Internat
kmal is also expected to attend
The Rotarians, this year will com'
bine their annual Ladies night party
with- the Silver Anniversary event and
a gala program is being planned.
June 23 has been set as the date
for the anniversary party.
Miss Iris Davenport, Women's De
partment editor, of tiie "Southern
Agriculturist," is to be the guest
speaker at Elizabeth City Tuesday,
April 18th at an all-day meeting of
the Twenty Fifth District of the
North Carolina Federation of Wo
man's Home Demonstration Clubs to
be held at the Central High School.
Miss Davenport will speak on the
subject, "You Are Important."
A native of North Carolina, she is
a graduate of the University of
Georgia. She earned her Master's De
gree at Columbia University, and then
continued her studies at Paris, France
and at Louisiana State University.
Inaugurating her Home Economics
work as a teacher, Miss Davenport
soon became Head of the Home Eco
nomics Department at Georgia State
Normal, furthered her program with
Extension work in Louisiana, ulti
mately serving as specialist in Ex
tension Service at the University of
Kentucky. Miss Davenport joined
Southern Agriculturist in 1942 as as
sociate woman's editor and was made
woman's editor in January of 1946.
In a recent -poll of a million Southern
women conducted by the Atlanta
Constitution and the Atlanta Women's
Chamber of Commerce, Miss Daven
port was named one of the seven most
distinguished Southern women in the
Miss Ruth Current, State Home
Demonstration Agent, will bring
greetings, from the State office.
A large delegation, representing
Home Demonstration Clubs of . Per
quimans County, are expected to at
tend the meeting.
W. A. Chappell Seeks
County Board Post
W. AT Chappell 6f Route three,
Hertford has announced his candidacy
for the office of county commissioner
for New . Hops township subject to
the Democratic primary May 27. In
making his announcement Mr. Chap
pell stated that if he is nominated and
elected to the office he will carry out
the dirties of the office to the best of
Archie T. Lane Seeks
Re-election To Post
Archie T. Lane, incumbent county
commissioner for Hertford Township N
has filed as a candidate for re-election
to the office, subject to tbe
Democratic primary on May 27. Mr.
Lane is now serving an unexpired
term, having been appointed to the of
fice last year.
Prior to the present term Mr. Lane
served on the Board for several terms
before voluntarily retiring from the
board in 1942. He is a prominent
farmer of the county and Is chairman
cf the board. of directors of the Al
bemarle Electric Membershin Cor
MASONS MEET TUESDAY NIGHT
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A" F.,
& A. H., will tneet Tuesday night; All
"is f .: !j;y,,,Ma3ons'are invited to attend..