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t Volume XIIL Number 28, ! - Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, July
$1.50 Per Year.
4-H Club Members
Return From Camp
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ti' ifv ! A WEEKLY ttSPAP
Hertford Lions Club
Plans Revival Of
For Amusement Com
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IT FLIES NEARLY It MILES A MINUTE The Army Air Forces has just announced the ntm
XP-M fifhUr, powered by the new type axial flow G-E Jet,' which will fly at a speed of 59& milei
an how and perform smoothly at well over seven milei above the earth. This schematic drawing
ef ti Republic Thunderbolt ahowi in operation the axial flow jet engine, one of which was ex
hibited to the public for the first time at the General Electric Air Research Demonstration at th
Schenectady Airport on June 21 and 22.
Indians Beat Rebels
snton To Stay
At Top Of League
Four Teams Battle to
Win Lead; Colerain
Plays Here Tonight
With interet grow ing by leaps and
bounds, the Albemarle Baseball
League is. developing into a battle
royal between Hertford, Windsor,
--"r. . . Edntaav.uid Calarain for ton honors
frtfbn the six teaWs cmrnrii;iir the
Jjrayue. tach ol these four teams is
playing good baseball and showing a
determination to finish in the top spot
in the standing.
Hertford, by virtue of victories Over
Windsor and Edenton, . stayed at the
top of the standing this week. The
Indians downed Windsor 1 to 0 in an
excellent game on Memorial Field
last Friday night. Bauer, pitching
for Hertford, allowed four hits while
his team-mates got to the Windsor
twirler for seven. Hertford made one
error in the otherwise errorless gaaie.
Miller walked four Indian players,
while Bauer passed two for Windsor.
The Windsor nine was unablejo find
a break in the tight defense of the
Hertford team and failed to score.
On Sunday the Indians dropped a
decision to Edenton 4-3 after having
a one run lead in the eighth. Tommy
Reeves did the pitching for Hertford
while Little was moundsman for
Edenton. Reeves pitched a great
game, but errors on the part of the
Hertford team in, the eighth allowed
Edenton to tally two runs and Hert
ford failed in their half of the ninth.
The Edenton team, improved through
the addition of some new players, has
moved up fast during the past two
weeks and are in fourth place in the
The Edenton-Hertford game sched
uled for Monday night was rained out
but was played Tuesday night. Eure
and. Wood were the battery for the
Indiana, while Griffin and Edwards
went the route for the Colonials.
Edenton scored in the first inning in
the game Tuesday and held this lead
until the fifth,, when Stokes scored to
tie up the game. Each team hit safe
ljr seven times, but Edenton failed to
score after the first, while Hertford
tallied the winning run in the sev
enth. Eure struck out seven Eden
ton batters and walked two, while
Griffin fanned four Indians and walk
ed four. , ,';::;':
' Colerain, third place team, will play
Hertford on Memorial Field tonight
at 8 o'clock. Another large crowd is
expected Ho turn out to witness the
; .-. Capacity crowds have been turning
V(;,V'; ou,iior games at ineraora-ior. cue
i M.tiiast' three weeks! the .fietd being filled
J to standing room only, and, interest
v.l lias grown in the other towns' repre
sented in the league. Edenton has
''v installed lights" on Hicks .Field and
6 played their first night game . Wed.
K' nesday night. ,
GUEST SPEAKER SUNDAY
Harold Thatch will bo the truest
T X ninVef' f tVia '' 11 n'Mfwlr mnrnlntr
t1 !f i WVrB,U . ,u WHO
, y tist unurcn Sunday morning July jo,
Mr. Thatch will use as his subject
t "There Is A Power".
The public is
f invited to attend. -
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For College Centers
F. T. Johnson, County School
Superintendent, announced today that
all veterans and non-veterans, unable
to obtain rooming places at colleges,
and who desire to continue their edu
cation, may register at his office on
July 22 and 23 for attendance at edu
cation centers to be set up in vari
ous cities in the State.
Arrangements have been complet
ed by the State Board of Education
for the holding of advance classes in
a number of cities in the State. These
glasses may be attended by, any per
son qualified'' vjor college entrance.
Application for attendance, however,
must be filed ahead of time and all
persons interested in the matter are
requested to contact Mr. Johnson for
Club Women Attend
Thirty-nine members of Perquim
ans County Home Demonstration
Clubs attended a showing of "The
Lost Colony" on Wednesday evening.
The group left Hertford at 1 :30
Wednesday afternoon by special bus,
and included side trips to points of
interest in Dare County, in addition
to attending the pasreant.
Included in the group were Mrs. T.
C. Perry and son, Timothy, Mesdames
Reuben Stallings, B. W. Copeland,
Charles Rogerson, Sr., Pailen Lane,
H. S. Lane, Jerome Hurdle, T. R. Kir-
by, Addie Jones, Ralph Goodwin, H.
B. Warren, W. J. Perry, Wayland
Howell, H. S. Davenport, Alma Mc-
Cracken, J. E. Turner, C. L. Stal
lings, L. P. Stallings, C. A. Buck, P.
H. Onley, Sr., Henry Onley. J. C.
f ilOVII, A. V. uaiVlUb, Wire Ut HCI , JLi.
J. Winslow, Joseph Rogerson,' S: T.
Perry, Tommy Mathews, Maggie Nix
on, Hattie Spivey, Norman Elliott,
Clarence Dail, W. O. Hunter and
Misses Eleanor Wray Howell, Jeaif
Stallings, Marjorie Lou Perry, Louise
Banks, Mae Wood Nixon, Lizzie
Ward Hunter, Reba Spivey, Mary Mac
Foster," Jessie Lane, Evelyn Ann El
liott, Mary Frances Dail and Velma
Miss Hazel Shaw and Miss Fran
ces. Maness, county home agents, ac
companied the group to Fort Raleigh.
F. F. A. Members To
Plan For Camp
AH members of the Perquimans
County. Chapter of the F. F. A. and
other boys who are interested in at
tending theF. F. A. camp at White
Lake this summer Jrs. asked to meet
at the Court House, In' Hertford on
Saturday night, July 20, at 8 o'clock
to make plans and Arrangements for
going to the campy '. j t
This meeting .as. been called by
G. 'C. Buck, agriculture teacher and
F. F. A. adviser at-Perquimans High
School. i' .
Revival Services X
To Begin July 28th
Revival services Sat the Woodvllle
Baptist Church, near Hertford will
begin pn Sunday, July 28th, it was
announced here tody. The Rev. R.
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the sermon - eachit night at eight
o'clock.' ." 1 ' . S -
'The church and its pastor, the Rev.
C. W. Baxemore, cordially invites the
public to attend all services. ". 'V
A Congressional committee, after
months of investigating the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor, reported this
week it had decided the blame for the
failure to anticipate the Jap move
was to be placed upon the Army and
Navy commanders on the snot and
also military officials in Washington.
ine committee absolved President
Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull
from any blame, stating they had
taken reasonable steps to inform the
commanders of the danger.
A military court at Dachau, Ger
many this week found 7.S Nazis guilty
of war crimes and sentenced 43 to die
and gave the other 30 long prison
sentences. The Nazis were convicted
of murdering 900 American soldiers
and Belgian refugees during the
battle of the Hulge in December,
(Inprnl f iL-hailtlritll Viuroln.f
leader against the Germans eally in
the war, was found guilty of treason
by a Yugoslav court and sentenced to
be shot. Mikhailovitch rendered vast
services to American flyers' during
the war, when the flyers were shot
down over enemy territory. Later a
new leader arose in the country and
Mikhailovitch was termed a traitor to
Prices continue to rise over the na
tion, but reports on buyers' strikes
are increasing. Beef. Dork, milk and
dairy products continue to lead the
list or items showing price increases,
but more and more, people are re
ported as buying only wljat they need
and supplies are expected to increase
as this condition prevails. Automo
bile workers struck for a few hours
on Tuesday as a protest against in
creasing prices and unless prices are
stabilized, more and more strikps mav
After two days of debate the
House of Representatives rejected a
Senate SDOnsored hill for rovivino-
OPA. Congressional leaders now be
lieve a joint committee may agree on
a workable measure which will win
the approval of President Truman.
The bill, killed bv the House was re
ported as meeting with the Presi
dent's disfavor. Congressional lead
ers say the present bill, after pre
sented by the joint committee, will be
the last OPA bill considered, if it
WklS aDDrOVal. OPA will nnernfo
again. If not, the office will remain
dead. According to reports, the bill
must contain measures to control the
prices of foodstuff otherwise the
President, is expected to veto the bill.
Selective Service officials in Wash
ington this week announced that, mon
19 through 29 will be Considered for
military service when draft boards
start inducting men again in Sep
tember. For the nant venv the, draft
has been taking men IS through 26,
but the Dresent reeillaflnna nrnhihit
the induction of 18-year-olds and
fathers. Local boards will be advised
to consider for induction former ser
vice men who did pot server overseas
and Whose enlistments wen lean than
six months. The Army announced a.
suspension . of all Negr enlistments
Into the, regular 'army, 'explaining
there had been aii overwhelming re
sponse from Negroes in the recruiting,
up Lnjoyed Week s
uting; Directed By
!ioveny-one tired but happy 4-11
CK b i'.:j;nber."i from Perquimans and
Ch van cotmtii s returned to-their re
spective homes last Saturday evening
after having spent the week at an en
campment at Camp Manteo on Roan
ake Island. The camp at which the
4-H Clubbers stayed was formerly
operated as a Naval Air Training
Station for service personnel.
During the week the campers fol
lowed a pre-arranged schedule of ac
tivities including classes, handicraft
instruction, field trips and recreation.
Members were taught to make live
stock halters, leather belts, plastic
bracelets and a forum wan held on
everyday manners. Evenings were
devoted to games, singing and folk
dances. Swimming was enjoyed dur
ing two swim periods each !ay in
The group visited the Wright Mem
orial on Kill Devil Hill, climbed to the
top of Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head
and attended the Lost Colony page
ant at Fort Raleigh on Wednesday
John Gray, assistant Extension for
ester from N. C. State College, con
ducted field trips for the study of
forestry and assisted with a demon
stration in forest fire control.
The Home and Farm Agents from
Pfrquimans and Chowan counties
made plans and arrangements for the
camp and supervised the camp ac
tivities. Club members from Perquimans at
tending the ca.ip were: Melvin
Chappell, Charles Phillips, Clinton
Winslow, Julian White, Jr., Jack
Winslow, Milton Onley, Harold Col
son, Lawrence Sutton, Horace Lay
den, Fred Winslow, Clyde Lane, Sam
mie Sutton, Winston Lane, Jr., Dickie
Baker,.,Tuwimy Jones, Howard Wil
liams, Jr., Albert Edgar "White, Ethel
Frances Elliott, Marian Gray Davis,
Mary Sue Cooke, Mattie Wray Morse,
Earlene Morse, Annie Stallings, liar
bara Ann Benton, Glend'a Lane, Shir
ley Copeland, Carolyn Mathews, Mary
Reth Perry, Margaret Ann Banks,
Sara Onley and Mary Vernon Ward.
Legion To Play Lions
In Soft Ball Game
Another soft ball game, with the
proceeds going to the Perquimans
High School band, will be played on
Memorial Field Thursday night, July
25, when members of the Wm. Paul
StaWings Post of the American Le
gion tangle with the Hertford Lions
The Lions aggregation downed the
Rotary team by a narrow margin of
one point. The final score at the end
of the seven innings of play being
13 to 12.
Approximately 125 dollars was net
ted from the Rotary-Lions game,
and a similar amount is expected to
be donated when the Legionnaires
meet the Lions. No admissions were
charged but the spectators made
contributions to the band fund. The
same system in admissions will be
followed at the game next Thursday.
The Lions club showed good form
in the game with the Rotarians, and
expect to emerge victorious over the
Legion team, but according to some
dopesterd, figuring out the Legion
line-up, the Lions club can expect
some strong opposition when they
meet the. Legion outfit next week.
The game will start at eight o'clock.
At State College
The Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D.D.,
bishop of the Episcopal Diocese
of North Carolina, has assigned
Clarence E. Hobgood, formerly of
Hertford, as assistant to the Rev.
James McDowell Dick, rector of the
Church of the Good Shepard, and as
student chaplain among Episcopal
students at State College. The bishop
acted upon a recent resolution pass
ed by the Executive Council of the
Diocese. Hobgood will assume his
dual position. this week.
During the war, Hobgood served
for nearly four years as chaplain,
with the rank of captain, in the Army-Air
Corps. He 'will be ordained
a deacon this fall and will be advanc
ed to the priesthood next, spring.
He Is a ative of Oxford and re-,
ceived his A. B. degree from . Wake
Forest and his B. D. "degree, from
Yale Divinity School. Ha has done
special work at the Episcopal Theo
logical School at Cambridge, Mass.
MISS MARY SPENCER HAR
KINGTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy Harrington of Aberdeen, N. C,
whose engagement to William Har
rell Johnson, son of Mrs. Charles
Johnson and the late Charles John
son of Hertford is announced by her
The weddhig will take place on
August 17 at the Page Memorial
Church in Aberdeen.
Police Raid Nets
About Two Gallons
Tax Paid Whiskey
Defendant Is Fined For
Selling Beverage; 4
Acting upon a tip received last
Saturday afternoon local police of
ficers raided the home of Bessie Fer
ebee, Negro, and captured about two
gallons of whiskey, allegedly being
offered for sale by Bessie. . The raid
was conducted by officers White, Mil
ler and Perry. The Ferehea woman
was charged with possession of whis
key for sale and after a hearing in
Recorder's Court Tuesday she was
given a (0 day suspended sentence
upon payment of a fine of if 100 and
costs of court.
The officers testified they did not
see any actual sales being made but
the defendant told them she had the
whiskey for sale in order to pay her
Three other cases were disposed of
by Judge Charles E. Johnson at this
week's session of court.
Roosevelt Harvey, Negro, was
found guilty of assaulting Levi Rev
ells with a deadly weapon. He was
given a 30-day suspended sentence
upon payment of a fine of $50 and
costs. Revells was seriously injured
in the affray between the two last
May, and spent about five weeks in
the hospital. The trial was continu
ed until Revells was able to appear
Luke Hearn entered a plea of guil
ty to a charge of being drunk and
disorderly and was assessed the costs
Caleb Hunter, Negro, was fined $5
and ordered to pay the costs of court
after entering a plea of guilty to
driving f with insufficient brakes.
The ca6e of Step Boone, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon,
was continued until the next term of
Thomas C. Chappell
Died Friday Morning
Funeral services for Thomas C.
Chappell, age 76, who died at his
home near Hertford Friday morning,
July 12, after a lohg illness, were
conducted Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock at the home with the Rev. J.
T. Byrum officiating.
"Abide With Me," "Sometime
We'll Understand" and "In the Gar
den" were sung by Mrs. Ernest Long,
Mrs. E. L. Goodwin, S. M. Long, E.
T. Phillips and W. S. Evans, accom
panied by Mrs. Charles E. White at
the organ. The casket pall consisted
of peach gladioli, red roses and fern.
Active pallbearers were his nep
hews, Herman Chappell, C. L. Smith,
Archie" Chappell, Grover Chappell Al
ton Bagley and Arthur Chappell.
' Honorary pallbearers were Ernest
Long, J. H. Mansfield, John Pike,
S. M. Long, Charlie Stallings, J. C.
Hobbs, A. D. Thach, C. T. Phillips,
J., T. Harris, A. F. Proctor, Milton
Dail, John Broughton, W: S. Evans,
Joe White, Harry Broughton, W. D.
Perry, Percy Rogerson, Irvin Long,
S. W. Gatling and Preston Rogerson.
Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery.
. Mrs. L. B. Sitterson who has been
a. patient in the Norfolk General Hos
pital returned home Monday of this
Plans fur the revival of the Per
quimans County hair, sponsored for
several years by the Hertford Lions
Club, will he presented to the club
members at a meeting at the Colonial
Tourist Home Friday night. A.
Houston Edwards, president of the
Lions, urges all members to be pres
ent for the discussion of the plans,
after which the club will make the de
cision concerning the plans.
The local Lions sponsored a fair for
the first time in 19.'!8 and each year
until the war began, and each fair
proved up bigger and bigger than the
previous one. Due to war time con
ditions, the project was suspended in
1041 but the club members now feel
it is time to revive the fair and make
it an annual event with exhibits of
livestock, honiemaking craft and
"ther exhibits of interest to the peo
ple of this section.
The Lions, during the past three
years, have annually presented a car
nival in Hertford, but now believe a
fair will provide greater benefits and
be of more ' interest to the people.
I They have already completed arrange
Iments with Sherman Husted, well
! know n manager of the Central
Amusement Company, to furnish the
j midway attractions for the event.
Under arrangements, according to
i an announcement, the amusement
I company will be sponsored jointly by
! the Linns and the Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of the American Legion. The
date for the show here has been set
for the last week in September.
The amusement company signed to
appear here is the same one that fur
nished the attractions for the Per
quimans Fair in 1939 and 1940. It
is well known and its clean shows and
splendid rides for both adults and
If the fair plans are revived the, ,
Lions plan to begin immedirtly ai-' ,
ranging for exhibits of all kindsV
prizes to be awarded for all exhibits
and a premium book to be published
about the fair.
Great Increase Jn .
State Cotton Crop
Cotton farmers of this State are
this year devoting a total of 580,000
acres to this crop, 14,000 acres above
the figure for a year ago, the Federal-State
Crop Reporting Service said
recently. - "
In commenting on the estimated
increase. Crop Statistician Russell
Handy declared that the 1946 crop
is only 66 per cent of the average
State cotton acreage for the years
from 1935 through 1944. Of' the
566,000 acres in cultivation in July
a year ago, 11,000 acres were left
in the field.
Handy asserted that the average
abandonment of cotton in North
Carolina for the past 10 years has'
been about 1.2 per cent of the crop.
Should this average hold, this State
will harvest around 573,000 acres or
close to three per cent more than was
harvested last season.
"The acreage of cotton in this
State has been steadily declining for
several years, and last year it reach
ed its lowest point on record," said
Handy. He pointed out that the re
cent price advances for lint cotton
and the need for cottonseed for feed
may have induced farmers to push
up the acreage devoted for cotton dur
ing the planting and seed germina
tion period. Censequently, consider
able replanting was necessary and
some cotton land was plowed under
and diverted to another crop.
"While North Carolina shows a
cotton acreage increase of 2.5 per
cent, a three per cent increase for the
nation is indicated," said Handy.
Load Limit Placed
On County Highway
Th county road, leadfrtg from N.
C. 32 south of junction with N. C.
37 via Hobb8vilIe and Sandy Cross
to N. C. 37 south to Belvidere, has
been designated by the State High
way Commission as a light traffic
road, inadequate to carry the maxi
mum load permitted by the motor
vehicle laws, it was announced by
the .Commission this week.
An ordinance, approved by the
Commission, limits the number of
tons carried on this road to eight
tons for two axle vehicles, 12.3 tons
for three axles, and 15.4 tons for four
or more axles.
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