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Vokane XXL Number 4.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 22, 1954.
5 Cents Per Copy
Solicitors Requested To
: . Complete Work and
Make Final Reports
With only eight days left of the an
x nual March of Dimes campaign in
i Perquimans County some excellent re
! . ports must be forthcoming if the
county is to match the results secured
j in the, drive last year, it was report
! ' ed today by George Fields, treasurer
of the fund drive.
.- Mr. Fields reported only a few re
, ports have been turned in by neigh
s' rvborhood slicitors, and contributions up
ly to Wednesday noon amounted to less
"than one hundred dollars. '
Mrs. John T. Biggers, chairman of
the March of Dimes campaign, has re
quested all solicitors to report to Mr.
Fields, the treasurer, and urges all
canvassing to be completed as rapidly
The' County committee desires to
bring the drive to an end on January
. w, and forward, a, full report to nat-
lonal Headquarters by that date, thus
they request solicitors to complete
- their task by that time.
Individuals who have not been con
' tacted by solicitors and who desire to
: contribute to this fund are asked to
see, their neighborhood solicitor or
send the contribution direct to Mr.
Pointing out the great need for
, funds this year to replenish the polio
' foundation treasury, which has been
, depleted due to serious epidemics in
- the nation during the past two years,
, the local committee urges everybody
: to take "part in the drive this year by
contributing as generously as possi
ole. "j'V . . -A
great part of funds contributed
- here remain in the county to be used
j by the local committee for polio cases
. in this county. Fortunately Perquim-
ans has had few bases but the com-
fmittee stands ready to render assist
, v,Mica at all times and your contribu--j
-tions make this possible. If you have
not contributed to the March of
- - Dimeaz-dcrso today.--14" - " "
:, Reports from Washington indicate
Congress is giving careful considera
tion tb proposals made by President
Eisenhower ' concerning" changes in
laws aliening the farm program, the
Taft-Hartley labor law, amendments
to tne social security program and fed.
eral aid for expansion of health in.
surance. The reports state the Presi
dent may secure about 75 to 80 nr
cent of his proposals bui.much debate
w expected to come on the problems
concerning larming and labor.
;; A Congressional committor mn'f.
ing the nation's tax law, has approv-
On t&XtiaM An tnMma fmiw ,nn,
j .. ..vm ovwat uivl
dends and annuities. Washington re-
. "Ports State Some additional tax rutin..
lotions may be voted during 1954. One
proposal, yet to be approved, is the
increasing of personal exemption from
w to yuu per person.
India began returning anti-Communist
prisoners qf war to the UN in
: Korea this week definite nMpctn nt th
Red forces, and a report from Korea
stated the united Nations plan to send
: these PW's to the island of Formosa.
- The Communists refused to accept the
return of the UN prisoners of war,
stating the action was a' violation of
the terms of the Korean truce.
Lions Club Given
Members of ,the Hertford troop, of
Toy Scouts presented a program on
r-outing at the meeting of the flert
" 1 Lions Club held last Friday night
'.by Elliot Scoutmaster, told the
s of the activities of-the local
y and then Introduced Bobby Mat
3 who gave a detailed report, il
J - fed by pictures of the National
1 : out Jamboree held last summer
la C. ornia. f
" r'atthews attended, the Jam
i i his report, complete with
-e, Started as his group left,
"w, traveled to the Pacific coast
Lions, sponsors of - the local
t.oop, thoroughly enjoyed the
' the Rev. find Mrs. Jim Ra
i Sunday morning, January
r, Sharon Kose. oth
ughter are doing nice-1
several cnanges expected to mean
Utax savings to individuals. One of
these being a deduction to be allowed
Required Feb. 1st 4
County Forest Ranger J. W. No well I
this week issued a reminder to farm-1
era that burning permits will b3 re-
quired on ana alter February ist be
fore they can legally burn off woods-
land or fields preparatory to farming
operations in the spring, Permits
are required for starting brush fires
from February 1, through, the month
of May, one of the most hazardous
seasons of the year for forest fires.
. Permits may be secured from the
county ranger or from any of the
towermen or district rangers in the
county. Starting a fire without the
permit subjects the offender to prose
cution under state law. Mr. Nowell
wishes to thank the public for past
cooperation and to urge that they
continue to observe the statute.
Central PTA Hears
Address On Youth
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans County Central Gram-
mar School held its January meeting,
in the school cafeteria Monday even
ing, January 18, with the president,
Mrs. B. F. Bray, presiding. The meet
ing opened with the singing of "The
Old North State."
The Old Neck community, with Mrs.
Floyd Matthews as chairman, had
charge of the program. Miss Grace
Sullivan, an instructor at the Roanoke
Bible College, sang "Tell Me His
Name Again", accompanied at the pi
ano by Mrs. Pauline Webb.
Arvie Hudson presented the Rev.
Walker Perry, pastor of the Berea
Church of Christ Mr. Perry conduct
ed the devotional using I Timothy,
Following the devotional Mrs. Jas.
Copeland and Miss Annie Reid Stokely
beautifully sang "Hell Understand
and Say Well Done." They were ac
companied at the piano by Mrs. Pau
C. R. Holmes, the speaker of the
evening, was presented by Floyd Mat
thews. Mr. Holmes made an impres
siye. adores o Jhe aubject ;Swping
Faith With Youth He stressed four
areas in which to keep faith with
youth: f the- home, school, state and
church. He emphasized the fact that
patterns of life are set in the early
years; love " is a dominant factor.
"Children must be made to realize
that they are loved, wanted, and ap
preciated," said Holmes. He also said
"Homes where . love for children is
dominant, don't produce delinquents
ana problem children."
He pointed out that school, church
and state are vitally important but
that the home is the most important
single factor in the building of a
strong, healthy personality. He said,
"The schools mould and shape the per
sonalities but the raw materials are
sent by the homes." -
He stressed the fact that schools
are the biggest business of North
Carolina,' quoting figures to show
what large amounts are being spent
to give our children the quality of in
struction we want them to have.
During the business session tti
minutes of the last meeting were read
and approved. The treasurer, Arvie
Hudson, reported a balance of $709.65
in the treasury. - : ,
Quoting from the state president's
message,,- Mrs. Bray urged that the
goal sheets be checked and that the
association work toward meeting all
requirements. She reported that tli
association has received the Gold Seal
in recognition for sending in dues on
time and for having as' many or more
members than last year. ; .
Mrs. Floyd Matthews.
Chairman, reported that the Dmn...
oke-Woodville Study Group held its
Study Course last week at the home
of Mm. W. H. Keel in Chapanoke. She
stated that other groups will meet in
me near future.
Mrs. A. R. Cook, chairman nf V
Room Representatives, requested that
the name of each home room rfmirmnn
be sent to her as well as the hmWf
..i i.j u . r
oBicvieu oy eaca room. -
.Mrs; Eddie . Harrell. , lmshft.iif-
chairman reported that Mrs. Abner
WHliamsl third grade won the attend
ance award with 44 W cent of th.
parent present, ... -
fMrJ and Mrs. C'E. Burlennn.' jw'
of Williamsburg, Va., announce the
hirth of a son, Carl Edward HI, born
Friday1, January 15, at a Newport
News Hospital. rMrs. Burleson is the
former Miss Nancy Darden. '
TO PRESENT PROGRAM
Floyd White and his men's chorus
will present a musical. program at Up
River Friends Church. Sundav niriit
January 24, beginning afc7:30 o'clock.
The public 1b cordially invited to at
tend the services (
Scheduled Fcr 'axt
Tuesday, January 26
Hertford Jaycees As
Under the sponsorship of the Hert
ford Junior Chamber of Commerce,
the Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit
Hertford next Tuesday, January 26,
and its headquarters will be establish
ed at the Methodist Church between
the hours of 9:30 A. M., and 5 P. M.
Whole blood, blood plasma and gam
ma globulin are urgently needed by
the Red Cross in carrying out its
blood program and the public is urg
ed to cooperate in the program by
being blood donors next Tuesday:.
Talmage Rose, chairman of the Jay
cee Committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the bloodmobile visit
called on all residents of the county
to assist in securing the county's quo-'
ta for this visit of the Red Cross uniti
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II. H4.AI M 1 1
S118'6 "W JMW of poliS.
substance can be obtained only
from whole blood that you, as a citi
zen, have donated."
"The act of giving blood," he add
ed, "is painless and refreshments will
be served at the church to all donors,
I urge everyone to volunteer as a don
or to help us provide the blood need
ed to save lives."
Mr. Rose announced that individuals
who volunteer as blood donors, and
who will need transportation to and
from the church next Tuesday will be
provided this transportation if they
will call Hertford 5601.
Anneal For Seal Fund
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
Officer, today issued an appeal to res
idents of this .health district to ' sup
port the operation of the District TB
Association through contributions for
TB Seals and Bonds, v
In a statement released this week
Dr. McGuire said:
"The District Health Department
strongly urges all people in the four
counties to hurry payment for seals
and bonds. Effective control of tubeit
culosis has been given a big . boost
through formation of the Four Coun -
ty (District) Tuberculosis and Health,
Association. Funds for their activi
ties are furnished solely through con
tributions. A total of 2,574 X-rays were made
in Elizabeth City in 1953. Some of
these people paid $1.00 to cover cost
of the film. All colored prenatal pa
tients and all white and colored per
sons attended the cancer clinic are
given a free chest X-ray. :
"The district-wide mass X-ray Bur
vey will be held in June-July, 1954.
This will be an added expense.
"Please remember that your home
and no hohie in our district, is safe
from' tuberculosis until all homes are
safe," says Dr. B. B. McGuire, Dis
trict Health Officer. "So please rush
your check to your county seal salt
chairman. It is a privilege to do
Funeral services were conducted at
the Great Hope Baptist Church last
Friday afternoon for Mrs. Selma Har
rell Rogerson by the Rev. L. C. Chand
ler, pastor of the church, assisted by
the Rev. Lee A. Phillips of Warwick
Swamp Church and the Rev. B. L
Raines of Rocky Hock.
A duet Beyond The Sunset, was
sung by Miss Jeanette Chandler and
Mrs." Kate Boyce. The choir sang
Sometime . We Will Understand.
Pallbearers were Aubrey Harrell,
Winks Rogerson, Joe Perry, Willard
Copeland, the Rev. Ray Hodge. Car-
roll Copeland, Charlie- Vann'and oJe
. " .;',.' . -
Interment was in Cedarwood Ceme
tery. .: ::' . :',
Deadline For Tags
Set February 1st
Hertford motorists,, who have not
purchased their town auto tags, are
reminded today .that February, 1 is the
deadline 'for; the purchase of these
tags'ahd displaying, them on cars.1 ,
Mayor " V. N. Darden stated today
that motorists, residing in Hertford;
who fail to display these tags on their1
cars on February 1.- will -face court
Health Officer In
action for failure to comply with theladelphia; Pa.; four grandchildren and
law, .-;,,, -
Twelve Cases Listed
On Si3"3rior Court
Docket Next Week
Judge Carr To Preside
Over Civil Term Of
Superior Court will convene here
again next Monday for the regular
January term of civil hearings with
Judge Leo Carr presiding, it was re
ported by Clerk of Court W. H. Pitt,
court calendar for the week and in
clude the following:
Jesse Lee Harris vs. Mrs. W. H.
Barber et als.
W. E. Nelson et al vs. Morgan V.
Nathan Turner vs. George W. Nix
on et als.
Duval Dis. Co., vs. J. M. Spruill.
Mary.G. Moore vs. Clarence Dozier.
WestchAster Fire Ins. Co., vs. NCSH
& PW Cok
The matter of Pleasant King.
F. G. Genovesi vs. Michael Kolpak.
Irene Genovesi vs. Michael Kolpak.
Hertford Livestock vs. D. M. Rober-
Hertford Livestock vs. D. M. Rob
erson et al.
Bishop George Levant vs. Connie
Jurors drawn to serve at this term
of court arei
V. N. Darden, J. D. Costen, J. S.
Rountree, Freeland UmphleH, Archie
T. Riddicji Percy Gregory William J.
SUllmgsJL. J. Winslow, J. A. Sutton,
Sanford Jennings, Nathan Riddick, W.
J. Ward, George Fields, George W.
Baker, C. V. Stallings, Louis Layden,
Effie T; Miller, Charles Winslow,
Johnnie Smith, J. C. Baccus, Willie
Mallory, T. M. Twine, D. M. Cart
wright P. H. Ownley, Jr., G. E. Ben
ton, C. C. Banks, Mrs. Charles Payne,
Ralph proctor, Walter J. Dail, W. Ray
White, Ray Nixon, W. D. Stallings,
John M. Matthews, Jr., W. H. Win
slow and 1. T. Winslow.
Fire Causes Damage
Fire of undetermined origin caused
damages estimated at more than $1,
000 at the Winslow-Blanchard Motor
Company sometime during last Sun
The fire was undetected and the re-
' suiting damage was discovered at
about 10 A. M., Sunday by Raymond
Winslow an employee of the firm. Mr.
WinsloW had moved two wrecks into
the garage around two A. M., and
found everything in a satisfactory
condition at that time.
The blaze, evidently, burned itself
out after burning, completely, a small
wooden bench, and burning the paint
on a Buick car and two new Ford
pickup trucks. Heavy damage was
caused by smoke to the garage and
showrooms of the plant
Time of the fire has not been de
termined but Police Officer Trotman
Miller stated there was no evidence
of fire in the garage when he checked
the place at about 4 A. M., Sunday.
Tax Listers Expect
Last Minute Rush
That, usual last-minute rush is ex
pected to develop ; for Perquimans
County tax listers next. week. With
only eight days left during which tax
payers may list their property for
1954 taxes, without penalty, business
with the listers is expected to boom
from now until January 30.
Tax listers for the five townships
of the county are passing out a word
to the wise today, advising them to
come in early and list before the rush
begins. : -;' . . :: :
A schedule, being observed by the
tax listers, will be found on another
page of this newspaper, and readers
who have not yet listed their property
may learn from this schedule where
to locate his lister during the re
maining days of the tax listing month.
For Mrs. Ellen White
Funeral services were conducted last
Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Ellen
Brown White, who died at her home
in Belvidere On' Thursday of last week.
' A native of Belvidere, Mrs. White
was the daughter of the late William
Jordan and Mary Stalker White. She
was a member of the Piney Woods
Friends Church. ,
, Surviving are' one son, , David J.
White of Greensboro; two daughters,
Mrs. John Wiggins of Suhbury and
Miss Margaret White of Belvidere:
' one brother. Charles E. Brown of Phil-
one great grandchild.
At Motor Company
Adopted By Board
The District Board of Health at a
meeting at the Health Center in Eliz
abeth City on January 12, adopted the
1953 revised edition of Milk Ordinance
and Code as recommended by the
United States Public Health Service.
Prior to this adoption the 1939 Ordi
nance and Coae was used-
Although this revised ordinance was
intended to permit the sale of pas
teurized products only, the ordinance
was amended to permit certified raw
and grades A, B, C, raw milk and milk
products to be offered for retail sale
direct from the producer only to the
consumer, provided that persons pro
ducing and offering for sale these
grades of milk secure a permit from
the Health Department and meet the
requirements governing these grades
of milk and milk products.
Indians And Squaws
In Victories Over
The Perquimans Indians continued
undefeated in the Albemarle Rural
basketball conference by winning an
easy victory over the Kitty Hawk boys
last Tuesday night by a score of 54
to 28. John Morris led the Indian of
fense scoring a total of 14 points
during the first half.
Perquimans jumped into a 24-4 lead
during the first period and led 40 to 8
at half time. Coach Perry used his
reserves during the second half, coast
ing to victory with the reserves scor
ing 14 points while Kitty Hawk col
Scoring for Perquimans was as fol
lows: Morris 14, Williams 9, Mat
thews 8, Towe 5, Allen 4, Bray 6,
Phillips 3, Ross 4, Williams 4.
Parker, with seven points led Kitty
Hawk s scoring.
The Perquimans Squaws defeated
the Kitty Hawk girls by a 38 to 14
margin. The Indian Squaws secured
a 13-6 lead in the first quarter and
increased this advantage to 24-8 at
half time. During the second half
Perquimans tallied 14 more points
while the visitors scored six. Clara
White, with 10 points and Mary Wins
low with six points were high scorers
On last Friday night the Perquim
ans teams divided a double header
with Weeksville, the local girls los
ing 40 to 88 while the Perquimans In
dians trampled the Weeksville boys by
a score of 53 to 31. In the girls' con
test Marjorie Munden was high scor
er for Weeksville with 18 points while
Clara White scored 19 points for Per
quimans and Mary Winslow tallied
Howard Williams led the Indians'
scoring against Weeksville, hitting for
16 points and Allen scored 11.- Scott
and Parker scored eight points each
On Friday night of this week the
Indians and Squaws will play the
strong Central teams in games on
the local court Fans will be treated
to two fine games as the Central
and Perquimans teams are rated about
Farm Agent Gives
Data On Pine Beetle
Outbreaks of Southern Pine beetle
have been found during this fall and
winter in Perquimans County accord
ing to Ralph Sasser, assistant farm!
agent who stated, "If we should have
a relatively mild winter and a dry
spring, we can expect quite a sizeable
epidemic of these bark beetles next
Anv srroun of dvinc ninea shnnM
be carefully examined to determine
whether or not they have been killed
bv the Southern Pine beetle. ArmrA.
ing to the' Assistant County Agent
tnis beetle etches winding S-shaped
egg galleries between the wood and
the bark. The overwintering lnrvnn
pupae, and young adults will be found
in tne Dane. Thus it may be neces
sary to break the bark apart to find
these insects. ' Sasser states that con
trol measures should be started im
mediately in the bark. Dpatmirfinn nf
brood trees should be completed be
fore the warm weather in the spring
arrives and the beetles begin to fly.
Sasser also states that some pines
may be killed by the Ips engraver
beetle. - This bark beetle can be dis
tinguished . from the Southern Pine
beetle by the egg galleries which are
straight and tend to more or less
follow the grain of the wood. Adults,
larvae will be fund between the bark
and the wood, not out in the bark like
the Southern Pine beetle.
Farmers wishing to purchase tree
seedlings from .the state nursery for
reforestation may place their orders
at the Farm Agent's office.' Sasser
states the following seedlings are
available: loblolly, longleaf, shortleaf,
white pine, and red cedar.
Red Cross Chcpter
Meeting On Tuesday
CP. Morris Chairman;
Fund Drive Goal Set
C. P. Morris was elected chairman
of the Perquimans Chapter of the
American Red Cross at a meeting of
the chapter, held last Tuesday after
noon at the Municipal Building in
Hertford. He succeeds W. C. Edwards
who resigned the post after serving
as chapter chairman for the past two
Other officers elected were Mrs. J.
H. Towe, vice chairman; C. C. Banks,
secretary; Mrs. Jack Kanoy, treasur
er; Mrs. Lawrence Towe, chairman .
the Junior Red Cross Chapter.
Henry C. Stokes, Jr., and George
Fields, were elected to serve as co
chairman for the 1954 Red Cross Fund
Drive, which will get underway dur
ing the month of March.
Miss Jewel Graves, Field Represen
tative for the Red Cross, was pres
ent for the meeting and advised the
chapter of some of the program plans
for Red Cross during the coming year.
Miss Graves stated the local fund
goal will be approximately $1,289, a
decrease of the quota as compared to
last year. She also announced the na
tional Red Cross budget for 1954 had
been reduced by about 20 per cent.
During the meeting Henry C.
Stokes, Jr., president of the Hertford
Jaycees, which sponsors the Red Cross
bloodmobile, informed the chapter of
the bloodmobile visit to Hertford on
Tuesday, January 26, and he urged all
officers and directors of the chapter to
lend assistance to make this visit of
the bloodmobile a success.
In relinquishing the post as chapter
chairman, Mr. Edwards expressed his
thanks to the officers and directors
for the excellent cooperation and as
sistance they had tendered him while
he headed the local chapter.
Civil Court Term
Here This Week
Superior Court convened here last
Monday for a special session to dis
pose of civil matters listed on the
court calendar. Judge W. H. S. Bur
gwyn is the presiding Judge.
Court opened Monday with the read
ing of the calendar, and at that time,
seven of the cases listed for lionnVw
were continued until a later date.
A divorce was granted to Evelyn
Elliott Stallings from Joseph M. Stall
ings, and following the selection of a
jury for the Caveat hearing on the
will of Lena E. Flanagan. Court ad
journed for the day.
All day Tuesday was spent in pre
senting testimony in the Flanagan
case and the matt.pi wanf t
at about 10:15 Wednesday morning.
"o jury reTumea a verdict upholding
The case of Sarah Barnes vs. Ellis
Weaver was heard WeAiesday morn
ing, and a comprrirtse was reached in
the case before tho motf.. ... i i.
jury "cut io tne
The next case called was that of
Kalnh E. Miller vo V-U. o it .
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Railway, and thia hearing was being
""uu" s mis newspaper went to
Court orders were returned by
Judge Burgwyn in the cases of S. M
Long vs. Norman Elliott; S. M. Long
vs. Major-Loomis Co.; N. W. Chap
pell vs. Elbert Chappell et als and J.
H. Newbold ; Estate vs. Jesse Phillips.
A non Suit was nrnfaJ i 4.1. ....
-...v.. A.t wic i-asfff
of Chf ton Hardy vs. Mildred Hardy
and Curlee Felton vs. J. H. Lilly.
Easy Jayvee Win
. The-undefeated Perrtiiimjma .Towaao
continued their slaughter of Albemarle
Junior Varsity conference. competition
as they walloned the CnmilM,
varsity here 88-11 Monday. ;
ine oapy Indians built up a 10-1
first period lead and increased it to
25-6 at halftime. The Indians, using
substitutes frequently during the final
half, led 32-11 at the end of three
periods. 1 Camden was held scoreless
the final period.
This was the third onesided win for
Perquimans. Previously they had de
feated Weeksville 88-29 and Edenton
D. A. Carver, Carroll Hurdle and
John Hill paced the winners with 7
points each followed close behind by
Marshall Winslow with six.
Pete Paul led Camden with 6, fol
lowed by Bentley King 3 and Charles