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Volume li'uiiwCr 10.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, iViday, March 5, 1954.
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Ccih;ss:o;;:rs SchcduJcil For Hertford
Officials To Gather Here
Perquimans County will be host at
the annual district meeting tot Coun
ty Commissioners of District One, on
Tuesday, March- 18-, it has been an
nounced by John Alexander McMahon,
- Assistant Director for the Institute of
: Government' "f.TT."'". ': -
Representatives, , including County
Commissioners, County Attorneys, and
County Accountants from Bertie, Cho
wan, Camden, Currituck Dare, Gates,
Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton,
Pasquotank, Tyrrell and Washington
counties are, expected to attend the
' meeting which will be conducted in the
Court House in Hertford.
The main topic to be discussed at
the tneetihg here, according to Mr.
McMahon, will ,be .v publid welfare.
Points of the program, "to be brought
out before the Commissioners will be
- the legal requirements, of each wel
fare program, and the Responsibilities
of county commissioners In connection
' with the preparation of welfare bud-
- gets and the approval' of, welfare
- grants. ! ... f VJ- ',
Between BO and 60 officials of the
various counties are expected at the
, meeting, and Perquimans Commission
ers R. L. Spivey and Earl B. Hello
well have been-appointed as a com
mittee on arrangements for the event.
The House Ways and Means Com-
mittee votd Tuesday to extend present Ainsiey, a. jn. ixon, v. i. bkui
tax rate, for corporations for a neriod nor- Jr., W. B. Tucker and V. N. Dar-
of one year. The action is expected toden- "' . .. . ' . . ..
make way for reduction In personal The can8S ior the Hertford white
tax levies. , Washington reports state residential district will be directed by
mis famtfWv he reduced to a flat 'Mrs. Julian A. White and her assist-
-s'ent. There is also the! toronosal of
also the proposal of
personal exemptions being raised from
the present $600 to 800,Twhich would
mean a loss In revenue to the govern
ment of a little more than two oil
.Mlimidollar. liii-' ;-'.;J5. Ld.iltiiW-'.
An economic article to th Tj; 8.
News and World Report this week re
vealed people of the U. S, have chang
ed their spending habits during the
past year. Now, more money is being
placed in savings, insurance and the
payment of debt than a year ago.' Less
money is being spent for' a number
- of articles classified as luxuries. - The
report stated installment buying has
been reduced. Government figures
show an increase in the purchase of
savings bonds.' , . ,
Five Congressmen were, wounded,
during a Congressional j session last
Monday afternoon, when several Puer
to Ricans started firing wildly from
the House gallery. . One of the Con-
gressmen, Alvin Bentley of Michigan,
was seriously injured and is given a
50-50 chance to live. . The Puerto Ric
ans, said to be fanatics, reportedly be-
long to a group of nationalists seeking j iory( Mrs. Mary Wilson, Mrs. Annie
the independence of the Island. .Mae Rogers, Mrs. Clarice Newby,
' - '' : i ; - I Daniel Harrell, Mrs. Mary Jones, Mrs.
The Senate, this week, .confirmed iRoxie Thatch, Mrs. Ernestine Felton,
Earl Warren of California, as Chief i Thomas Thatch, Mrs. Susie Taylor
Justice of the Supreme qourt.i War- Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Clarice
ren was the subject of an attack re-j Spence, Mrs. Hattie Parker and Wil
cently but was quickly confirmed by mer perry
uio wuuiLiai solium i. we auu iumuy un
Awarded At School
Basketball stars and letters were
'awarded to boys and girls at Perqujm
, ans High School during chapel ser
; ' vices last Thursday. Receiving letters
this year were Marjorie Brinn, Bar
bara Russell, Annette Proctor, Carolyn
' Eure, Sue Perry White, Judy Window,
Julia Ann Stokes, Joan Madre, La
Claire Winslow, Billie Carole Divers,
Jack Phillips, Eugene Whitfe and Mar
shal Winslow. , ' -.
; Stars were awarded to Mary Wins
low, Barbara Edwards, Suzanne Towe,
Mary, Frances Eure, Alice Jean Jack
son, Jo Pat Stokes, Celia White, Eve-
lyn Ann Stanton, John Morris, How-,
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ra nmmuia, uuiyi Auen, owe
and-Paul Matthews. -.
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Fcr LicenSS Exams
A change in schedules for driver's
1 'cense examinations for Perquimans
County re! ' nts, was announced here
i this week, and t!?e change wilj become
effective the v,Jx of March 8th. -
Examiner Pat Kecan will, be sta-
turned iailertrorl r'l y ach wed
' rjy and V. I - .1 r
i;-i here each . '
r ' will, u 'ii . , k j
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Corn Allotments In
Mail To Producers f
" Notices of 1954 Farm Corn Acreage
Allotments are being mailed to all
corn producers in the county this week
announced , Leonidas L. Lane, Chair
man of the Perquimans County ASC
Committee. - , '
The Secretary of Agriculture pro
claimed acreage allotments on the 1954
corn crop in all commercial corn-pro
ducing areas. However, marketing
quotas will not be in effect since the
total supply of corn for the 1953-54
marketing year is below the level at
which legislation directs a quota proc
lamation. Farm acreage allotments in
Perquimans County for the 1954 crop
of corn are approximately 72 per cent
of the average , acreage planted to com
on a farm in 1951, 1952 and 1953.
To be eligible for price support un
der the 1954 corn program, the acre
age planted to corn must not exceed
th farm corn allotment established for
Volunteer solicitors for the annual
i Perquimans County Red Cross fund
drive were announced this week by
Henry C. Stokes, Jr., and George
Fields, co-chairmen for the campaign.
R. C. Elliott will direct the can
vass in the Hertford business' district,
and he will be assisted by Henry C.
u.ivan: L -VS 'TO w"lt;?,, . '
I ants 'Will be Mrs. W. E. Drake, Mrs.
! -T- H. Towe, Hn. Marshal Owens. Mrs.
W. C. Cherry,' Mrs. R. L. Hollowell,
Mrsi E. M. fields. Miss Joanna Wil
lifqrd, ' Miss ""Patricia Biggers, Mrs.
Hairy HollowisU. Mrs. W. E. Harrison,
Winslow, Mrs. C. T. Eley, Mrs. Pete
Howell, Mrs. . Thomas Lane, Mrs.
Broughton Dail and Mrs. John G.
Miss Kimsey-Perry will direct the
drive in the white district of the coun-
jty dnd she will be assisted by mem-
bers of the various white Home Dem
onstration Clubs. -
W. C. Stroud and Mrs. M. B. Taylor,
will have charge of the drive among
the colored division in both the town
and county, and thev will be assisted
by the following solicitors: Mrs. Sal
lie Everett, , Mrs. Marv Lyons. Mrs.
Anna Holley. Mrs. Joanna Judkin,
Mrs. Doris McKnight, Mrs. Annie Mae
Hurdle, Mrs. Marie White, Mrs. Helen
Felton,' Mrs. Emily Lamb. Mrs. Min-
! nl-e Johnson, Mrs. Eva Hurdle, Mrs.
Marie White, Mrs. Mamie Hurdle, Mrs.
Marion Frierson, Jacob Wills, Mrs.
Margaret Overton, Mrs. Virginia. Mal-
, xne drive for Ked uross funds open
ed this week, and th co-chairmen urge
all solicitors to make a canvass of
their territory as soon as possible and
help to -bring the drive to a successful
close in the shortest possible time.
I-enten Preacher ; ,
At Episcopal Church
Next Tuesday night at 8:00 o'clock.
at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church the
Rev. Gardner D. Underbill will open
the series of Tuesday night Lenten
services. Mr. Underhill is rector of
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in
Windsod, N. C. Born in Albany, New
York, he was formerly a Congregation!
alist minister and has held rectorates
V -j-n- l l 1 .
in jLipiHcupai vnurcnes in ArKansas,
South Carolina. New Jersey. South
west Virginia, and Louisiana before
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. coming to the Diocese or East uaro
jnna some three and a half years ago:
Mr. Underhill i will preach the sermon
at this service which will be conducted
by the rector of Holy Trinity Church.
The public is cordially invited to at
- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of
next week being Ember Days Holy
I Communion . will be at 10:00 A. II
each of these days,
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rSr 7"rB?',T r7' i'-,n "nd-kets to iw vn the game,' Griggs got was selected on the girls' all-tourney
. Gr .-.in i of xtt I ?Ji, Va, tn-anct- two-pointer, and' the. fjnsl team along with Mary Jones of ,Cen
i ;.a 1 L of a -htor. born . seor ,u ZZ-iS. ' tral, Lois Sears of Manteo, Patricia
?- ""-"yf?. Crfnt JTe I- "s won the right to play Mriirgs of Camden. Edna Dowdy of
former L'Iss Jwa Wy-ta x. 1 j If winning easy first .Manteo and Betty Lamb of Central.
Cases Tried Tuesday
Twenty .Defendants In
Court On Speeding
Use of a whammy by the State
Highway Patrol on Perquimans Coun
ty Roads last week-end resulted in 20
defendants facing charges of speed
ing in Recorder's Court here last Hertford Grammar School Wednesday
Tuesday. Inight, March 10, as was announced to-
Costs of court were assessed against j day by Henry C. Stokes, Jr., presi
James Tigari, Oliver Cruan, Perliejdent of the orcranization.
Ashley, William Ray, Frank Pasquale,
Dennis Mitchell, E. T. Jillson, Fred
Quick, Carl Beck, John Ortlieb, L. E.
Dovey, Roy Florian, Elizabeth Shep
ard, John Corvina and Norman Kohn,
each of whom submitted to charges
Charged with speeding, Louis Aptyr
and Leonard Wald entered pleas of
guilty and paid a fine of $15 and costs
of court. A fine of $10 and costs
were taxed against Louis Weiner who
submitted to charges of speeding.
Doris Simpson and Pasco DiOrio sub-
mittpd tn snporfino- Ba rhnro-ed and ear-h
paid a fine of ?5 andWs of court. ; velopment in that area and the Jay
John Chavis, charged with hit and cfes are hVetu advlce and mforma
run, entered a plea of guilty and paiditllmay, given by Mr. Freeman
a fine of $25 and costs. ' which will be of benefit in similar pro-
Costs of court were taxed against , motlPn ln thls community.
Fred Geer, Negro, who entered a plea ot.her members on the program
nf f nincr iiioo-ni .committee, with Mr. Sasser, are C. T.
Willie Sutton and Louise Sutton, Ne
groes, entered pleas of guilty to charg
es of assault and paid the costs 'of
Jonah Whidbee, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court after pleading
guilty to use of improper equipment
on ft motorcar. '
David Lawrence paid the costs of
court after submitting to charges of
failing to observe a stop sign.
Alvah E. Cartwright entered a plea
of guilty to charges of passing a ve
hicle improperly. He paid the costs
JLo not pianr me Virginia cuncn
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46-2 variety peanut until it is further
developed, is the
advice of Joe S.!
Sugg, Executive Secretary of the
North Carolina Peanut Growers As
In a recent meeting in Suffolk, Vir
ginia, attended by peanut buyers and
processors, Experiment Station repre
sentatives, Agricultural Extension
Service representatives and represen
tatives of both the North Carolina
and Virginia Peanut Growers Associa
tion, it was pointed put by the buyers
and processors of peanuts , that the
Virginia Bunch 46-2 is not acceptable
to the trade. ' Reports by the shelters
and end users jshow that the Virginia
Bunch 46-2 is a super large peanut
that splits very easily in threshing,
shelling, parching and roasting, there
by lowering its value to the end user
as much at 9c per pound, as compared
to the other ftxtra large. grade pea
nuts. The 46-2, or as it js sometimes
called, "The Holland Bunch" was de
veloped by the Holland Experiment
Station at Holland; Virginia, as a re
sult ef a demand for an extra large
neanut by the trade. It is very large
(Continued ct? Page Ten
To Willi Albemarle Basketball Tourney
The Perouimans Indians, leaders of round and semi-final games from Mo
the Albemarle Basketball Conference . yock and Camden. On Thursday night
throughout the recent season, defeat-'the Indians defeated Moyock 68 to 34,
ed a determined Griggs team last Sat- in a contest during which Coach Ike
nrday night 52 to 45 to win the Albe- Perry used his entire squad. Cam
marle. Tourney Championship. t , den fell victim to the Indians in a
Howard Williams, scoring six points Isemi-finarround .Friday,, night by a
in the laot 00 seconds of the final acore of 71 to 46
gamevled the Indians to victory with i The tournament championship was
a total oi 2$ joints. , Cliff Towe hit jthe second in three years won by the
for 12. Da'rvl Allen poven. Paul Mat- Indians. . , ' J
thews nix and John Morris two.' ' I 'WilliamVand Morris were chosen on
Porfliiironn rolled un a 17:13 'Jead , the all-tourney team along with Kee
during . the first period but Griggs,, of Manteo, Burgess of Camden, Wood
snarked hv.Woodhonse and 'nk. mov house and Zirik of Griggs,
ed to a one-noiht lead 27-26 at half j The Perquimans Squaws were elimi
time. t.In Uift'thjrd period the Indians' nated ' from the tournament in the
again 'took-, Command of the situation semi-final round by the Manteo girls
and the neriod ended with Perquimans
ahead 37 to 33. The game was nip and
tuck during fhe final eanto .and with
90 seconds left to play the score was
45-48 in favor of Perquimanq. Towe
sank a charity toss to make the score
i H.a ;tiii rnen wintama nit rnrnw nun.
To Observe Bosses'
Officials To Present A
Program On Indus
The Hertford Junior Chamber of
Commerce will observe its annual
bosses' night with a dinner meeting
to be held at' the cafeteria of the
A number of special guests, includ
ing the bosses of members of the I
group, have been invited to attend the
event. The dinner will be serviced
by the Wesleyan Service Guild.
L.' R. Sasser, chairman of the pro-
gram for the meeting has
announced ai freeman or AnosKie nas
een' secu'ed ?f guest sp.akJe.r for he
dinner. Mr. Freeman will discuss in
dustrial development and its possi-,
"! ' " , alea,J ne.nasI wo ,
diligently with leader in Hertford
County in promoting industrial de-
Skinner, Jr., and Eldon Winslow.
Reports Change In
rtish Burning Law
Nowell of the
County Ranger J. W,
Nortp Carolina Division of Forestry
says i that all those persons who plan
ned po burn their ditch banks, hedge
rows, or fields should remember that a
majqr change has been made in the
Stat Brush Burning Law. This
brusji burning law became effective
October 1 last year and will remain
in effect until June 1. The law which
was written by the 1953 State Gen
eral Assembly makes it unlawful for
n-r mahomi -fiirrvi rr nArmnro rtM1 Tfl
o . i
ojiy iwu, m. w..wvu w
j. i t J. i.J
siari or cause to oe sianeu any me
or ignite any material in any of the
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wooaianas unaer pruiecuuu vi me
State Forest Service or within 500
feet of any such protected area dur-
mg the hours starting at mmmgnt Court House to learn how many base
and ending at 4 P. M. without first pau players from the county desire to
securing a permit.
In other words as the law now reads
a person can burn between 4 P. M. and
midnisrht without obtaining a brush
burning permit. Permits are issued
without charge and may be easily ob-
tained, Ranger Nowell points out.
Listed below are the places in the
county where permits may be obtained
upon request: N. E. Perry, Odis
Mansfield, John L. Winslow, J. H. Cor-
:prew, C. R. Chappell, Mrs. John Sy-
mons, Wade Jordan, S. T. Perry store,
Seth W. Long, J. C. Benton, Lawrence
Perry, Henry Riddick, Harry Thatch,
Roy Gregory and Jimmy Ward's store.
No permits are necessary for brush
and debris burning if such burning is
done within' 100 feet of an occupied
dwelling house. During periods of
hazardous forest fire conditions the
State Forester is authorized under the
new brush burning law to cancel all
permits and prohibit the starting of
any fires in any of the woodlands un
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by a score of 89 to 31. Inability to
hit foul shots prowd costly to the;
Perquimans girls in this contest. The
Squaws had defeated the Weeksville'
girls 47 to 83 in the first round play
; Thursday night. ' - c
,. Mnrrr H-nnnu kiik nr KmnimAni
County Board Appoints li. M. Thompson
Jo Fill Position As Local Farm Agent
Sky Watch Called
For This Week-end
The Air Force has called for a Sky-
watch to be carried out by the Per
quimans Observation Post, from 6 A.
M., to 6 P. M., Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, March 3, 4, and 5, it
was. reported today by Mrs. Marion
Swindell, supervisor of the local post.
The purpose of the sky-watch, it was
reported, is to test the efficiency of
the local Observation Post during a
maneuver to be conducted by the Air
Force. Schedules have been arranged
for members of the Post to serve a
two-hour duty during the three-day'
Interest Shown By
asehal! Fans For
Much interest is being shown by
Perquimans County baseball fans in
reviving the Albemarle League on a
purely amateur basis. About 30 fans
withered at the Court House last
Tuesday night to discuss the possi
bilities of organizing a county team,
and entering it in the league for play
during the coming summer.
A. W. Hefren and J. Edgar Mor
ris, who attended a discussion meet
ing at Edenton two weeks ago, told
the local fans of the plans adopted for
the proposed league, and stated the
purpose of the meeting here Tuesday
was to determine interest, if any, lo
cal fans might have toward forming
a team. i
it was poinceu out umj team, il ui -; ?-f t A .
Ionized, will he composed of all homelf 1 a., "
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players, none of whom will receive
pay. Perqmmans will be permuted to
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irora .iaies vuuiny. me pian cano
for the team to play about 24 home
games and 24 games away from home.
Gate receipts will go to pay opera
tional expenses and any funds left at
among the players. . ,
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Thft fans attpndinff the meetincr ex -
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presRea tnemseives as iavonn tne
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pr0posal to organize a team on these
hasis nrovidinir the nlavers can he
secure(j, and another meeting lor play-
ers and a committee has been called
for next Tuesday night at 7:30 in the
form a team.
A 12 man committee, composed of
H. N. Nixon, chairman, Henry C.
Stokes, Jr., Hank Christgou, Wallace
i Morgan, E. M. Perry, W. F. Ainsley,
Charles M. Harrell, Marvin White, A.
W TT- T T7I If. ' Al. UT!!
vv. nturai, iuuiiio, " I Walter f. Chappell, Delia R. Winslow,
liams and J. W. Hampton was named : Dorothy Perry, Sammie Monds, Edgar
as a temporary organization to con-SA. Chappell, Elizabeth Lane, Kelly
tinue exploring the possibilities of or-.SpearSi Walter C. Barclift, E. L. Hur
ganizing a team, and to report the, die. Jr.. O. J Tnno v;,, r
findings at a league meeting to be,Emmett Long, Guy Webb, Jr.. Comie
held in Edenton next week.
Marvin White told the group the
Winfall Ruriten Club is back of the
plan 100 per cent, and will donate two
uniforms to the team. The group
decided Tuesday to inquire if other
clubs of the county are interested in
donating , uniforms, but it was def
initely decided there is to be no so
licitation of funds to operate the club.
It will be strictly amateur and will
stand or fall upon th support given
during the playing season by paid ad
missions. R. L. Snivey AnroMces
Candidacy For Office
R. L. Spivey, County Commissioner
for New Hope Township, has an
nounced his Candidacy for re-election
to the office, subject to the Democrat
ic primary election to be held Sat
urday, May 29th.
Mr. Spivey is serving his first term
as commissioner representing New
Hope Township, having been elected
to the post in the November election
of 1952. He is the firsl; candidate
seeking election to the County Board,
and filed with the Board of Elections
last Monday. ;
Tlrift Board Fas
Call For March 30 j
Six volunteers were inducted into the!
Armed Forces last Tuesday through
the Perouimans Draft Board, accord -
ing to Mrs. "Charles Campen, clerk to
the, board. - Inducted were George
Jackson. ChariieTimall, Floyd Hurdle,
Dillard Ward, Vivia Burke and John
W. ChanTMsii. Seven selectees were ai-
so sent to Raleigh to undergo physical' a food sale Saturday, March 9, at 10
examinations.' ! i , A. M., at Perry Electric Supply on
Mrs. Campen stated the Board has Church Street The group will- hold
an induction, order for. three men. tola iood sale each Saturday daring
be inducted into service n March 80. Lent "-v -
Jury List For the April
Term Of Court Con
tains 66 Names
R. M. Thompson, a native of Pas
quotank County, was named County
Farm Agent by action taken last
Monday by the Board of County Com
missioners. In appointing Thompson
to the position the Board acted to fill
the vacancy which has existed here
since last July.
Mr. Thompson comes to this coun
ty highly recommended for the post.
He is 28 years old, married and has
two children. For the past two years
he has been assistant agent in John
The new v.fnt assumed hi? dut'Vs
here last Mrmd&y, following his ap
pointment. Other matters handled by the Com
missioners in their regular meeting in
cluded authorization for paintincr of
the Court Room. The Board also or
dered the County Attorney. S. M.
Whedbee, to advertise and sell an an-,
tomobile left to the county by a court
defendant as bail in a traffic case.
Henry C. Rullivstn anenred before
the Board protesting the sale nf vac
cines and ot-her livestock health rem
edies through the County Atrer-t's of
fice. Mr. Sullivan told the Borrd the
merchandise is being sold at prices
slightly hipher than wholesale costs
and the action is in direct competi
tion with merchants who cannot com
pete with the prices charged at the
agent's office. The matter was taken
under advisement by the Board.
J. T. Biggers, County School Super
intendent, appeared before tv.e Board
and outlined briefly the buil('!r.g pro
gram for schools in this com,tv whiVh
is to be carried out under the State
C. T. Skinner, Jr., Clerk of Record-
matey 10f000 . had bePI1 collccted
j through the office for all
during the six months period.
During the meeting the Board drew
the names of 66 residents of the coun
ty for jury service at the April term
of Superior Court. Drawn for iurv
(White, W. E. Aliun, -Xxas jviuslrtw,
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Mrs. C. D. Spivey, C. T. Poc-
erson, Jr., H. A. Hurdle. Henry Clav
Stokes, Carl V. Winslow. Thomas Hol
lowell, Olivia Madre, Walton Lane,
Jesse Lee Harris, Hazel Matthews,
Jack Brinn, W. V, Brabble. Donis Spi
vey, R. E. Sutton, C. T. Everetts, R.
Alton Stallings, Elsberry Whedbee,
Jr., J. Clifton Morgan. Vivian C. Dail,
Charlie L. Dail, C. Eddie Sutton, Wal
ton Wood, W. Bryant Stalling, John
D. Chappell, Robert L. Harrell, Keith
Haskett, Tracy Winslow. Crafton Win-
slow. HnlA Wi'nalMW P Tl Cninoi,
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Lee Long, Mrs. Henry C. Sullivan,
Mrs. Ettie H. Turner, Ray Godfrey,
Oliver Winslow, H. A. Turner, Mur
ray Elliott, Percy L. Winslow, Mrs.
Jack Brinn, Willis R. Chappeil. Law
rence C. Corprew, Mrs. W. C. Cherry,
R. R. Perry, Lilly W. Jackson, J. D.
Miller, J. Elmer Wood and British H.
Four Team Tomey
Scheduled At Rvm
Perquimans High School will be
host this week to a first-round play
off in the Class A. State Basketball
Elimination Tourney, with' teams rep
ersenting Williamston, Belhaven, Cole
rain and Perquimans participating in
the tournament. ' :
Ori Thursday night Williamston will
play Colerain and the Perquimans In
dians will play Belhaven. The two
winners will meet on Friday night for
the right to compete in the district
tourney to be conducted in Ahoskie
next week. Both the winners and run-ners-up
of the meet here will compete
in the Ahoskie tournament.
Winners and runners-up in the
Ahoskie play-off will compete in the
J State finals to he staged the following
. weeK ADeraeen.
TO HOLD FOOD SALE
St Catherine's Auxiliary will hold