Tohime XIILNumber 17.
Hertford, Perquihians County, North Carolina, Friday, May 3, 1946.
$1.50 Per Year.
H.'OCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
!,U1ED AT CONVENTION HELD SATURDAY
Delegates Attended the
State Convention at
v ? The selection Of -an executive com
mittee and the najpjng of delegates,
,'and alternates, to- the State conven
tion was the chief business conducted
by the Democratic Convention held at
the Court house' last Saturday after-
' noom- C. P. Morris Was selected as
' chairman of the convention and Max
Campbell was named as secretary.
; l About twenty local Democrats at
tended the convention and upon mo
tion the following executive commit
' tee was named for the next two years,
C. P. Morris, chairman, Mrs. E. M.
; Perry, vice chairman, A. R. Winslow,
Dr. E. S. White, W. E. Dail and
" Charles E. White, members.
It was announced that all Demo
crate in good standing were invited
."to attend the State Convention held
r in Raleigh May 2, but upon motion
the chairman was empowered to name
the delegates and alternates for the
State meeting. The following were
1 named as delegates: A. T. Lane, J. S.
McNider, J. E. Winslow, J. W. Ward,
VJB. C. Berry and Charles E Johnson.
I Alternates selected were W. H. Pitt,
lyi N. Darden, Max Campbell, E.
Leigh Winslow, W. E. Dail, and Char
lies E. White.
All Democrats in good standing
'and in position to attend the State
- Convention were urged to make plans
N to be in Raleigh for the event.
Allied headquarters n Tokyo, on
Tuesday uncoveted a 'plot to assas
sinate General MiAii afclhB May
. conspirator was seized and confessed
.the plot. The leader was suspected to
be Hideo Tokayama, an official of
. the Jap secret police during the war.
;Six Japanese were involved in the
plot, according to a report released
('from Tokyo. The plot was centered
.around a Communistic parade sched
. uled for Wednesday, but it was stat
ed that communists had no part in
Meanwhile, it was reported this
week's "plans for the war criminal
trials of warlord Tojo, premier of
Japanese during the war, and 25
v oher Jap officials were shaping- up
with the trials set to begin shortly.
The Japs will be tried for crimes
against the World beginning in 1928
v up to the close of the Pacific war.
, Joseph B. Keenan will be the chief
, allied prosecutor and the trials are
expectea to iouow along the lines oi
$he one now m progress in Ger
;many. ''.Representatives of the Big Four na
V tions are meeting this week at Par-
.- is endeavoring to pave the way for
;;; final peace settlements. The chief dis
cussion so far has revolved around
, a peace treaty for Italy. It has been
reported the Italian navy, what is
left of it, will be divided betwen the
Allies. The city of Trieste, it has
been proposed, will remain under
Italian rule, but the port itself will
be" governed and operated by the Uni
ted Nations. There is little hope of
"omplete success for the Paris meet
it is reported, as Russia is said
look with disfavor on a quick fin-
peace treaty for the Axis nations.
The United Nations, through its
, ' Secretary of State, this week propos
ed 'a, treaty among the Big Four na
. tions for total disarmament of Ger
!v many and Japan for a-period of 25
years after the end of military occu
pation. The treaty calls for the U. S.
to play full part in the enforcement
i of peace, backed by military force, for
the 25-year period.
Reports from Washington this week
indicated real effort is being made to
end the coal strike, which has serious-
1 damaged reconversion, in the na-
tim. NMratiatinn ware rammed 4Mb .
week after 19-day lull, and labor of r
, f icials said ,both sides were making
an effort to settle differences. -
; A' series of three explosions f ollow
j ed by fire wrecked a Navy destroyer
I ' eseorli:)ill;IJ8S':-Soli,'.wlifl4 'lt;.wi
unloading' ammunition- at a Navy da-,
, pot in New York. Seven men were t
ported missing after the explosion and
some 60 of more were reported treat
,' if SERVICES MAT S ,,
J. Bf. BakAir :will "conduct services
the Whiteville Grove Baptist
"i on Sunday afternoon, May 6,
i ennounced this week; by..
r or the. unurcn. vri;
An organizational meeting of the
Hertford semi-pro baseball team was
held at the courthouse last Friday
night with J. W. Hampton selected as
team manager and E. A. Goodman,
assistant manager. Try-outs for the
team began Sunday and Mr. Hampton
stated these tryouts will continue un
til the team begins playing its sched-
ule in June.
Some difficulties have been report
ed concerning the organizing of the
Albemarle League, in which the Hert
ford team was planning to play this
summer, however, reports late this
week indicated these difficulties are
being ironed out and that a league
will most likely be organized.
Public Invited To
Hear Robert Humber
Speak In Hertford
Robert Lee Humber, candidate for
Congress, will speak at the Court
house in Hertford Friday night at
8:15 o'clock, and the public has been
invited to hear this noted lecturer and
lawyer discuss questions of interest
to the people of this area.
Prior to his speech at the Court
house, Mr. Humber will make a short
talk to the members of the Hertford
Lions Club. R. R. White, president of
the local club urfes all members to
attend this meeting Which will be held
at the Colonial Tourist Home at fi:45
With no local races offered in the
primary this year, political interest
is centered in this county around the
contests between Mr. Humber and
Keroetit mninprrrncawtbent, who is
seeking renomination, and the three
cornered race for State Senator be
tween Charles Jenkins of Ahoskie and
Lorimer Midgett and Webb Williams
of Elizabeth City.
An article in the May issue of Hea
der's Digest concerning Robert Lee
Humber and his crusade for World
Peace through a World Federation
governed by law has acquainted the
people of this county with some of
the views and activities of this can
didate and a large crowd is expected
to turn out to hear him when he ap
pears in Hertford Friday night.
Family Escape When
Car Wrecks House
Mary Etta Webb, Negro, and her
five small children, one of whom was
only three days old, barely escaped
being the victims of a reckless driver
Monday morning at i o'clock when
a car driven by James Callis King,
Negro soldier of Elizabeth City, ran
into the bedroom of the Webb house.
- It was a freak accident when King,
driving a 1941 Hudson coming into
Hertford from the Harvey Point Nav
al Air Station highway, failed to
make the curve at the end of Church
street and ran into the front of the
house occupied by Carrine Ferebee,
wrecked the front of the Ferebee
house, which caused the car to turn
and go right into the left front room
of the Webb house. This was the bed
room of Mary Etta and her children.
The impact of the car tore the end
out of the house and the car went in
about half way the room.
The car knocked down two beds and
tore up other furniture in the room.
As the beds were knocked out from
under the occupants, the mother of
the three days old baby was thrown
but of bed, and the child was found
uninjured under the knocked-down
bed after the accident.
' A two year old child sleeping; with
the mother and three days old jbabe,
was knocked out of the bed and suf
fered injuries, t ;.' '
- VeDD wmn m m cnuaren
" b moved from the Wreckage
The Webb woman and her children
by way of a small window in the front
part- of the demolished room since
the door ' was Jammed when' the .car
knocked the bed down. . ' '
The . Chowan-Perquimans Minister
ial Association is scheduled to hold
its regulat monthly meeting Monday,
May ethvj at U' o'clock .tM.-liiMinF-ing.
This meeting is to be held at
the new Presbyterian Church build
ing at lEdenton. Ministers of. the two
counties ; a$iirWted , w Ibe.'' pWsenft
The June meeting m to be Mid at
To Leave County By
Varied Docket Heard
By Judge Johnson at
Luther Taylon, Negro, Avas not
positive that his wife, Louise, was di
vorced from her first husband when
he married her, but he was sure that
this first husband business was the
cause of the trouble which resulted
in Luther being tried on a charge of
assault with a deadly weapon before
Judge Charles Johnson at Tuesday's
session of recorder's court. After
hearing testimony on both sides Judge
Johnson gave Taylor sx hours to
leave the County for a period of at
least 12 months.
Other cases heard in. the Court at
this week's term included the one
charging Mark Downing with fraud.
Downing was ordered to pay a fine of
$10 and costs.
J. W. Spruill was taxed with the
costs of court on a plea of operating
a car without a license.
William Riddick, Negro, was fined
$10 and costs after pleading guilty
for the second time of driving with
out a license. A 30 day sentence was
suspended upon condition Riddick
does not drive again until he se
cures a license.
A motion for non-suit was granted
by the Court in the case charging
Henry and Enos Mallory, Negroes,
Henry Sawyer entered a plea of
guilty to illegal parking and paid a
fine of $10 and costs of court
Cecil Honeyblue, Negro, .was taxed
with court costs on a charge of driv
ing with insufficient brakes.
Lloyd Felton, Negro, paid the costs
of court on a charge of being drunk
The State took a no I pros in the
case charging Raymond Bateman with
assault -with a deadly weapon and
ordered, the costs .assessed against the
prosecuting witness, Mrs. Martha
James King, Negro, was fined $.'10
and costs on charges of driving with
out a license and reckless driving.
King failed to make the curve at the
south end of Church street and crash
ed into two houses in that neighbor
hood before bringing his car to a
Edward Modlin, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court after plead
ing guilty to a charge of assault.
Made Here Saturday
A bronze star medal, awarded post
humously to Gaylord Riddicks, was
presented to the soldier's father, John
A. Riddick, of Belvidere, at the Court
house in Hertford on Saturday after
noon by Colonel James M. Culli
cut, Post Executive Officer at Fort
Riddick, one of Perquimans Coun
ty's Gold Star soldiers, was killed in
Luxembourg March 16, 1945, where
he was serving with General Pat
ton's Third Army.
He entered the armed forces
Game Next Tuesday
Idle during the past week because
of rains, the Perquimans High School
baseball team resumed play Wednes
day night when the Chowan High
School "furnished the opposition for
the Indians on Memorial Field.
Three gimes are on tap for the
Indians during the coming week. They
will play a return game with Cen
tral High School, on Central's dia
mond this afternoon, and then will
meet the Elizabeth City team here
next Wednesday night at eight o'clock
Oh next Friday they will travel to
Creswell, for a game wfth the Tyr
rell County boys.
The game set for next Wednesday
night should be one of the best of the
season for the Indians will be out to
avenge an early season defeat hand
ed thern on the Elizabeth City dia
Rotary Club To Hold
Ladies' Night Soon
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club; ynft ' entertain, their wives . at
a Rotary-Ann party, .. the date of
which will be announced later, it was
reported, following the meeting of the
Club Tuesday night, . 1 v ! '
Committees - which will plan and
have charge of the party will be nam
ed by W. Hiurdcaatle, president, at
next week's meeting and the date for
the event will be decided npon at that
4-H County Council
Hears State Leader
At Banquet Friday
Program Directed By
4-H Officers; Clubs
Miss Ruby S. Pearson, Assistant
State 4-H Club leader, was the prin
cipal speaker at the annual 4-H
County Council banquet, held last
Friday night at the Community House
in Hertford. Approximately 70 4-H
Clubbers and their guests were pre
sent for the affair.
Horace Layden, president of the
Council, was master of ceremonies,
and other officers of the Council hav
ing part on the program were: Jan
ice Perry, vice president, Ethel Fran
ces Elliott, secretary, Corbin Doz
ier, nssis'an' wretary, .lanie Win
slow, and Doris Dave Allen, program
committee and Di'kie liak'-r and Het
ty Lou Truelilood, song leaders.
Guests present were E. M. Terry,
G. W. Jackson, L. L. Winslow, K. f.
Brinn and C. E. Winslow, members of
the board of County Commissioners,
4-H Neighborhood Leaders, Mrs. W.
E. Dail, Mrs. Howard Hunter, Mrs.
Alice Wilson, Mrs. Johnnie Lane, Mrs.
Pailen Lane, Miss Myra Layden, Mrs.
T. C. Perry and Mrs. Frank llray.
School principals, E. 0. Woodard, G.
H. Baker, Mrs. W. K. Dail and Miss
Welcome to the meeting was made
by Mary Beth Perry, and a response
was given by Mr. Brinn. Mary Sue
Cook gave a report on 4-H Club work
accomplished in this county during
1945 and Nonie Lou Lane sang a
Miss Pearson spoke on What 4-H
Club work can mean to Perquimans
County. She told the group that there
are more than 100,000 hoys and
girrs in this State represented in 4-H
Clubs, and this is the largest rural
iFn'Qnivof inn ii A m i 1ftn idnn'
-..a ,,, f .. ,;ii;JMary, Lina Raper, a junior, and Betty
u . r 7 uTOl Channel, a freshman. BrJb srirls
boys and girls are members of clubs
in America, and that 4-H Clubs also
work with older groups in order to
live up to the. motto used !y 4-11
She urged all local members tV
choose club projects which would
mean advancement in knowledge ra
ther than those with which members
are already familiar.
Get Draft Orders
Nine Negro registrants have been
selected to fill the May 8th call for
pre-induction examinations and will
receive orders to report at the local
draft office on that date, Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the draft board
stated Monday. The youths ordered
up are James Spruill, Joseph Ever
ett, Sherman Overton, Israel Dillard,
Archie Welch, William Overton, Ro
bert Thompson, James lender and
Mrs. Sumner reported that five
more veterans this week filed papers
showing their separation from the
armed forces. These men were Robert
Miller,. Maywood Stallings and Ben
Koonce, Jr., white, and William Reed
and Jesse Jacox, colored.
To Meet Friday
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of
the American Legion will hold its
April meeting Friday night at H
o'clock in the Lodge rooms at the
Courthouse, it was announced today.
At the same hour members of the
Legion Auxiliary will hold their meet
ing at the Agriculture Building.
Several important business items
are to be brought to the attention of
the Legionnaires and all members of
the Post are urged to attend this
Pre-school clinics for Perquimans
County children will be conducted by
the Perquimans Health Department
at various school ' buildings in the
county, beginning Thursday, May 9,
it was announced today by Miss Au
drey Umphlett, County Nurse.
A schedule of the clinics is pub
lished elsewhere in this issue and
parents are requested to bring chil
dren to schools nearest their homes.
P. T. A. TO MEET
The Parent Teacher Association
.will meet Thursday evening, May 9,
at the Hertford Grammar School at
7:80 P, M; ; AU membere are urged
COMMITTEE RE-ELECTS WHITE TEACHERS
FOR COUNTY SCHOOLS AT MEETING TIE.
New Sugar Stamp
Valid May 1st
Spare stamp 49 in family ration
books became valid May 1 for five
pounds of sugar.
Announcing this, OI'A said the
new coupon will expire August HI.
Sugar stamp 39, the last specifically
labeled "sugar," expired April .'10.
OI'A said that on the basis of
latest surveys it expects that present
suKiir ration of five pounds every
four months can be maintained. In
that case, another sugar stamp will
be validated September I.
Spare stamp 49 is in ration book
four, as well as in the special s'lRa1
ration books issued to veterans and
At Chapel Hill Meet
The affirmative debating team of
the Perquimans County High School
is in Chapel Hill this week represen
ting Northeastern North Carolina
in the state-wide finals of the North
Carolina Debating Union. The nega
tive from this district is Kocky Mount
The Perquimans and Rocky Mount
teams were selected to represent the
district in the State finals following
a district contest held at Greenville,
Ten other teams, representing five
other districts of the State, are par
ticipating in the final event at Chap
el Hill, each district having an af
firmative and negative team in the
The Perquimans team is made up of
are debating this year for the first
High School Honor
Roll Released Wed.
C. K. Woodard, principal of Perqui
mans High .School has released the
names of the students who won hon
ors during the fifth grading period
for the school year. Hhe last includ
ed the names of 28 girls and l'S
Students averaging the high grades
for this period and making the honor
11th Grade: Kader White, Mary
Inez Chappell, Dotmegan Lane, Molly
Oakey, Mary Lina Raper, Esther
Winslow, Faye Winslow, Mather
Hurdle, Charlotte Duling, Mary Le
10th Grade: Howard Broughton,
Reginald Tucker, Laurastine' Britton,
Mildred Skinner, Eugene Hurdle, H.
B. Miller, Leon Lane.
9th Grade: Tim Perry, Lindsay
Reed, Clarkson White, Dolan Winslow,
Otis Winslow, Joyce Butt, Mary Lou
Butt, Betty Ruth Chappell, Alma
Eaves, Ann Hollowell, Pearl Hunter,
Marietta Jolliff, Pat Morris, Peggy
White, Lelia Lee Winslow, Daly Roun
tree, William Umphlett, Thelma
8th Grade: Ella Cartwright, Doro
thy Britten, Catherine Ann Holmes,
Claire Hunter, Wade Jordan, Marjorie
Perry, Pat Phillips and Ronald Butt.
Riddick Funeral At
Sandy Cross Church
Funeral services for Miss Ruby
Lee Riddick, 17, who died at the home
of her sister, Mrs. A. B. Dean at Nor
folk early Sunday morning, were held
Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at
the Sandy Cross Baptist Church, with
'.he Rev. T. S. Guy, Sr., officiating.
Burial was made in the Riddick
Cemetery near Hobbsville.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Riddick, of Hobbsville,
seven brothers, Thurman, Leonard,
Carol, Paul, L. E. McKay , and Frank
Riddick and two sisters, Mrs. Deans
and Miss Mary Jane Ridick.
Herbert C. Bonner
Herbert C. Bonner, candidate for
renomination as Congressman from
the First District, was a vistor in
Hertford Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week. Mr. Bonner made a short
speech at the auction market Tues
day afternoon and spent the remain
der of the time meeting the residents
High School Reported
As Fully Credited Institution
All white teachers employed at the
Perquimans County schools during the
past year have been re-elected to the
faculty for next year by the two
committees empowered to select tea
chers for local schools, it was an
nounced here Wednesday by F. T.
Johnson, County Superintendent.
The committees, one for the high
school and one for the grammar
schools met Tuesday for the purpose
of re-electing the teachers.
The list of teachers re-elected in
High School: K. ('. Woodard, prin
cipal, Miss Ksther F.vans, Miss Annie
Kli'.a (larris. Mrs. Tom Jessup, Miss
Eloise Scott, Miss Franeelle Harden,
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, Miss (J race Chap
pell, Mrs. ('. R. Holmes, Miss Mary
Alice Cohoun and G. (". Muck.
Central Grammar: !. II. Baker,
Mrs. Edgar Lane. Mrs. Elijah White,
Miss Alma Leggett, Miss Margaret
White, Mrs. Herman Winslow, Miss
Johnnie White, Miss Elizabeth Ste
phens, Mrs. Leslie Winslow and Mrs.
Hertford Grammar: Miss Mary
Sumner, Mrs. Mary E. Walters, Mrs.
Cecil White, Mrs. T. C. Chappell, Miss
Mildred Reed, Miss Ruth Elliott, Mrs.
Julian A. White and Mrs. R. S.
New Hope: Mrs. W. E. Dail and.
Mrs. Myra Sawyer.
The rumor, which has been circu
lated to some extent recently, regard
ing the rating of the Perquimans
High School was also wported as
unfounded. The local High School was
accredited in l!i25, and has contin
ued as an accredited school since that
time. The couses offered, if taken by
students, make them eligible for en
trance into colleges, and other courses
offered include commercial, agricul
ture and science. The Superintendent
stated there is no foundation to the
rumor that a gnotiu rgptaans
High School can not bJbui entrance in
to any college.
Died Wednesday AM.
A. N. Winslow, 72, prominent resi
dent and merchant of the Whiteston
community, died at 9:45 o'clock Wed
nesday morning at DePaul Hospital
in Norfolk following a short illness.
Mr. Winslow operated a general
store at Whiteston for 45 years and
was widely known throughout Per
quimans County. He was a member
of the Up River Friends Church.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, who died in July, 1944.
Surviving are six sons, Lindsey C,
Cecil, Linwood and Raymond Wins
low, all of this county, and Sidney
Winslow of Winston-Salem, and Ran
dolph Winslow of Florida; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Tom Riddick and Mrs. Ad
rian Smith, both of Perquimans; Mi
grandchildren and one great grand
child. Funeral services were conducted at
the I'p River Friends Church at four
o'clock Thursday afternoon. The
body lay in state from three to four
o'clock preceding the services.
Interment was made in the church
Six Injured In
Wreck Tuesday P. M.
Six persons were injured and re
quired hospital treatment in a head
on collision which occurred at 12:40
o'clock Tuesday afternoon near the
G. W. Jackson store on Route 17.
According to Charles Payne, State
Highway patrolman, who investigated
the accident, the wreck happened
when a car driven by Barney Krivit
sky of Jersey City, N. J., went out of
control on a curve near the point of
impact. Loss of control of the Kri
vitsky car was blamed upon the poor
condition of the shoulders of the
highway. The Krivitsky car crashed
into a car being driven south by
Henry Kauber of Chicago, III.
Those injured, besides the two driv
ers, were Mrs. Kauber and Miss Em
ily Knab and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Kanter. Mrs. A. Peilman, a pas
senger in the Krivitsky car, was un
injured. W. M. I'. TO MEET
The Annual County wide W. M. U.
will meet at the Hertford Baptist
Church Tuesday, May 9th. The meet
ing will open at 10:30 a. m., dinne
will be Served at the church and th
IPBertford ' - ' ,of thft . I afternoon service will follow.
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