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irns XV. Number 1.
1 Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 2, 1948.
$1.50 Per Yean
OTS IL1ED TO HAVE VEHICLES
::.:;.:;;zD cefohe inspection is made
Mrs. Pattie Edwards
Claimed By Death
tate Means Business in
It Program for Hig-h-,
way Safety, '
"!'. "WiBe motorists," says Coleman W.
Roberts,' president of., the Carolina
'otor Club,, "will begin examining
tlieir vehicles now and make any re
pairs needed to pass the North Caro
lina: motor vehicles f mechanical in
spection "which commences on Janu
ary 1, 1948." - v. ;
. . The inspection. law passed by the (wife of Permiimann Countv Amount.
,1947 General Assembly-fcrovides that ant W. F. C. Edwards, died suddenly
every worth Carolina motor, vehicle at 12:15 o'clock Friday morning, De-
musiDe inspected once aunng iw cember 26, at
and twicer a year thereafter. Street
-mownsw wno- nave aireaay oeen IO ,.,, jv
re-examined : for driving licenses," ;wh,. ur m o p ,,: ol.
Prominent Local Resi
dent Passed Away Day
Mrs. Pattie Valentine Edwards, 73,
her home on Dobb
was a member of the Holy Trinity
. t i im . .. . , , ,, t o mivm.vui ui due uuij lull
that the State means, business, in its Episcopal Church and the Daught,
7,! VA f the American Revolution.
every reason to believe that the com- . , , , . . . .
Vin: inspection of motor vehicles will, .Be9i her huaband, .ho is sur
,be fair one in every respect but vlverd by n vVMk JSW"
v ;ery exacting. . Your- Job is to see , Greenville, NC, and Walter G.
r,that your motor vehicle is in proper Edwards of Hertford; one daughter,
. mechanical shape to pass that exam-;Mr8- H-A- Whlt,y f 1Hert.fori?ne
"inationl" - v: ' ' -:- " ; ' : sister, Mrs. Blanche R. Morris of New
'I. Forty -"safety lanes" will be es- Bern' a"d flf granddaughter, Mrs.
;'1Mihl 'thrmirhimt Stuto' ni" D- merriu 01 &nora, "xas.
the basis of motor vehicle population,
Funeral services for Mrs. Edwards
They ' will be moved i from place to 5onduct?d Smtay afternoon at 2
place, and the timer and place of eath lr'""" , ti"" 'r-,,v v
.station, will be publicized, taaking the I ? . . L T. Jilhon, rec-aoHH.rt-MitvllkMo
A on. A" - of the church, assisted by the
- i. rl.i r r..i: a e
the Hertford Baptist Church, offi
During the service the church choir
sang VO Lamb of God" and "Abide
The' casket was covered with a
beautiful pall consisting of red roses
Pallbearers were W. H. Hardcastle,
R. M. Riddick, Jr., J. H. Newbold,
Trim Wilson, Joe Towe, Douglas Dar
den, Carlton Cannon and Dr. Carlton
Burial followed in the family plot
in the Episcopal Churchyard.
of $1.00 will be Charged during 1948
and 1949, and thereafter75 tents will
be collected for each Inspection.
.- ; All vehicle owners are urged to
take their cars or truck to an inspec
tion station as soon as one in a near
by area Is Wperatirig. ,i The inspection
' cf !ech vehicle -will lake a short
time only about five to ten minutes;
-and !t 'is not 'necessary that the car-
wner ; appear ;t j the station. The
vehicle may be driven by any licensed
operator. - -
1 : Mr; Roberts stresses the. fact that
particular emphasis will probably be
j-Iaced on the following divisions and
' standards have been set as follows:
; securely' fastened, not obstructed or
mutilated..' i "
' ' Hora Must . be clear and audible
not less than 200. feet away. No
harsh sound or whistle will be al
lowed. ' "
Mirror Rear view mirror must
r give ' unobstructed view of highway
behind. ' ,
Windshield and Windshield Wiper
Windshield must be of safety glass
and free of poster or stickers, except
required by law. Driver' view must
; not be impaired by breaks or dis
coloration. ; At least one windshield
wiper in good working order to pro
: vide clear vision for driver in incle
ment weather is required. Rear and
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
home for E. A. Twine, 58, who died
at 10 o'clock Friday night at his
Ihe Rev. Earl Meekins officiated.
During the service Mrs. Jarvis Over
man and Mrs, James Wright sang
"Never Grow Old," 'Rock of Ages"
and. Wearer My God to Thee."
The casket pall consisted of white
gladioli and write pom pom chrvsan
i Pallbearers were Linwood and
James Edward Twine, H. A. Turner,
J. T. Winslow, J. A. Riddick and El
XT in ...
side glass in the car must be keptri"7'"r7 P"earejs wf,re rercy license had previously been reyoKea.
clear of posters and stickers, unless J ViQ8 npMj.:i, t i! ireP lwa given months road fntTenfs
27 Cases Disposed
Of Tuesday Morning
In Recorder's Court
Traffic Violations Pro
vide Major Portion of
Judge Charles -E. Johnson disposed
of twenty cases on the Perquimans
County Recorder's Court docket here
Tuesday morning, an accumulation of
cases which piled up during the holi
days. The majority of the cases were
Scott J. Harvey, charged with reck
less driving, was given a thirty day
road sentence. Sentence was- sus
pended upon payment of $25 fine and
Hershey Lee Phillips, charged with
assault with a deadly weapon, was
given a 30-day road sentence, sen.
tence to be suspended upon payment
of a $25 fine and court costs.
Peter T. Kroeger, Johnnie Stokley,
Albert Randall, James Earl Tadlock,
Cal Waley, George O. Chappell, Mil
ton L. Bloom, Katherine L. Lindsey,
Charles A. Laws, R. J. Oliver, Wil
liam Lyman Lowe, Melvin Daniel
Godfrey, John Alogana, Alexander
Joseph Auricello and Ben Ciscero
Riddick, all charged with exceeding
the speed limit law, were fined and
faxed with court costs.
Garland Harris, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon on Elsie
Harris, was assessed with court costs.
Calvin Edmon Bright, Willie Fran
cis Overton, each charged with oper
ating automobiles with insufficient
brakes, were fined $10 and taxed with
Lincoln L. Ralsey was found not
guilty of operating an automobile
with insufficient brakes, as charged.
John Olagana was fined $25 and
taxed with court costs for operating
an automobile without an operator's
Louis H. Fuhre was fined $10 and
assessed with costs for allowing op
eration of .his automobile without -a
Fate White, Negro, was given a 30
dav road sentence for assault on
Garland Harris, Negro. The sentence
was suspended upon payment f a
$10 fine and court costs.
A nol pros was taken in the case
charging Clifford Stallings with tres
pass on Roosevelt Smith's property. -
'In the case charging Ira Jones, Ne
gro, with assault on Richard Smith,
costs of court was taxed against the
prosecuting witness, Smith.
The following list of 17 assorted
cases were disposed of last week
while The Perquimans Weekly was
observing the Christmas holidays:
. Jesse Dance, Negro, charged with
driving while undpr the influence of
intoxicants and with driving after his
license had previously been revoked.
Seeking Power Line
Permission Asked For
Span 560 Feet Long
Near South Mills
EMPLOYEES OF MAJOR LOOMIS VOTE TO
JOIN FORCES WITH WOOD WORKERS UNION
Indians To Resume
Net Games Friday
Col. G. T. Derby, CE, USA, U. S.
Army district engineer, reports that
the Albemarle Electric Membership
Corporation of Hertford is seeking to
install an electric power line across
the DismaV Swamp Canal.
The line would cross the canal
about 500 feet north of the govern
ment highway bridge at South Mills.
Two conductors for transmission of
7,200 volts would be supported by
wood poles placed well back from each
bank of the canal. The span would
be about 560 feet long from at least
vertical clearance above the water of
If the proposed installation is con
sidered objectionable, protests may be
submitted to the district engineer on
or before January 2, Derby said.
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams will resume interschool
competition Friday night when the
local girls and boys meet the Eliza
beth Citv teams in (tames at Eliza-
Decision Result of Peti
tion By CIO to NLRB
Employees of the Major-Loomis
Company have voted that they desire
to be represented in bargaining by
the Woodworkers of America, a local
union affiliated with the CIO.
The election was ordered by the
National Labor Relations Board and
was held at the offices of the local
beth City. Rural conference com-
n Xn rVm Id ami So, aw;ilumber ?mPa"y on Friday, December
go to Moyock to play the Moyock
19, to determine whether or not the
employees of the concern deBired to
: t i
rl ,-Hi J1 represented by the CIO
I ho mniQna nova noon in la niinnar i
the Christmas holidays but both I umciais ot the Major-Loomis Corn-
Coaches Joe Levinson of the Indians Pany rejected an informal request by
and Miss Faye Jessup of the Squaws :lne olu Ior a unlon contract between
expect the local teams to make :tne mPany and the union members
creditable showing against all com-;claimed slSned by the CIO in Sep-
petition during the 1948 season. lemuer m uus year. n announce-
The no-t home game for the In- rnent of the rejection was made fol-
dians and Souaws will be played here 10WinS a meeting Detween l. K l'res-
on Friday, January 9, when the teams ,ton' President of the Major-Loomis
from Manteo come here for Rural jmpariy ana a. w. Herren, general
Mrs. Thomas Ward
Dies At Belvidere
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock for
Mrs. Hannah Weston Ward, 77, wife
of Thomas R. Ward, who died Friday
morning at her home in Belvidere
after an illness of one year. Ihe Kev.
J. L. White officiated, assisted by the
Rev." Mrs. Fernando White.
A native of Gates . County, Mrs.
Ward had lived for the last 59 years
in Belvidere. She was a member of
the Whiteville Grove Baptist Church.
Besides her husband, she is surviv
ed by two sons, C. Clyde Ward of
Rocky Mount, Benjamin T. Ward of
Greensboro; two daughters, Mrs,
Walter M. Hollowell of Hobbsville and
Mrs. Daniel Smith of Wagram; one
brother, A. D. Weston of Belvidere,
and eisrht erandchildren?
During the service Mrs. James
Wrisrht and Floyd White sang "Wel
come Delightful Morn."
The casket was covered with a pall
of Easter lilies, garzas and white
Pallbearers were Elliott Ward:
Charlie Ward, Leary, George and Roy
Baker, Dr. I. A. Ward, Matthew
Wright and Jonas Futrell.
Burial followed in the family plot
reauirnd bv law.
Steering Mechanism. Mis-align-iient
. between right and left from
wheels., shall not exceed 30 feet per
mile. On rear wheel alignment, side
slip mujst not exceed 80 feet per mile
r nd rear axle shall be , reasonably
i luare with vehicle frame. -There
- ist be, no looseness or' excessive
(Continued, on Page Four) .
70 tCray Is
iola M.y Lowe, . chairman of the
;uimans 'County Library for Ne
i, announced that the library had
renamed by the committee. It
.ow the Joseph B. Judkihs County
try as a tribute to a former eiti
I Hertford'.' whose-Influence for
' i veil knowa throughout Per
i County. 0 I ''." ,
' :y unselfish acts performed
t inanity by Mr Judklns are
' nu.. .rj to mention and this is
tribute is 1 'i continuing life of
' e to i. . J and vicinity. -
u j cf the Judkins u-
tablished in all
-s County and
"y 'under way.
t become . a
John Q. Riddick, John Jolliff, W. H,
winslow, IS. I, Hurdle, Sr;, Lon Stal
lings, Moody White, Ervin Baker and
Will Jethro. Burial was in the fam
Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Annia
R. Twine; one daughter, Mrs. Guy
Riddick of Hobbsville: 1 three broth.
ers, T. M., J. E. and E. E. Twine; one
sister, MissLioIa Twine, all of Belvidere.
are air..- Jy c
of " Pei.. '
j cf rride to t- -
f Furquimans a. '
anxious for the I
' v-5 the ibrary
i ' Board
Clinics Handled Six
By Miss Audrey Umphlett
County Health Nurse
The Perauimana Countv Health
Department has continued to function
very smoothly with the help of Dr.
U' A. uavenport and Dr. T. P. Brinn.
who so graciously give their services
as acting Health Officers, alternating
each week since July, 1947, when Dr.;
. P. Mitchell, District Health Officer,!
was lore en to resign because of ill
ness. ; . '
This year the Health '' Denartmnt
held 252 scheduled - clinic sessions,
covering venereal disease, toWculo-
sis, food-handlers, maternity and in
fancy, planned parenthodd, pre-school
and immunizations. Some 6,000 per
sons "were seen at these sessions. A
total ' of 3,466 immunizations were
completed for smaHpox, diphtheria,
whooping cough and typhoid. Several
hundred started these immunizations
but did. not, complete them. Home
visits; totaling 233 were made; 110
visits to we j, acnooism the county;
313 school children and 170 ore-school
- i uou yiiyaai examinations oy
t:.e Health Ofrtcer and. 77T8 inspections
were made of school children. Two
y ndred seven clinic visits were made
infants . and pre-echool childrn,
i 62 visits were made by exp. t
' ers. Also,, 61 'chest' X-r-y . s
) b"n made and sM"f t
(C. ionfal. ) ,
Colored PTA Furnishes
Funds For Sidewalk
Another step in the school im
provement program was made this
week as G. Wilson Felton, president j from organizers of the union sign
manager and representatives of the
CIO. At that time the company didn't
take any further steps until the CIO
had formally called for an election- by
the company employees to determine
whether or not the employees favored
Calling of the election resulted
of the Negro PTA group, announced 1 ing up a number of the employees as
tnat lunds to lay a cement walk union members. The union then pe
leading to the school steps were pre- titioned the NLRB to call the election
sented to the local high school. The to determine whether or not the
group at the same time gave a vote union will be installed at the local
of thanks to the committee which : mill.
on each of the two counts by Judge
The twelve month road sentence
given. Dance was ordered suspendpd
upon payment of a $200 fine on each
of the counts, and costs of court
Dance's operator's license wrs or
dered revoked for an additional two
Junior Eason, Negro, charged wtn
being drunk and disorderly in a pub
lic place and with assault on E. H.
Simons, was given a 30-day road sen
tence, i Sentence to be-fcuspended upon
payment of. court costs and on condi
tion that he show good behavior for
a period of six months.
Arthur L. Miller, Robert fcdward
Glover, Thomas Bayne Traweck, Dr.
John Pinsky, Charles B. Linden, John
W-Cooper, Ray McKeam Smith, Jr.,
and William J. Butler, all charged
with speeding, were each fined $10
and court costs.
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging Curtis Mechner with
A nor pros with leave was taken in
the case of C. E. Emory, charged
with Issuing ay worthless check to F.
Cost was assessed against the pro-
secutimr witness. Willie C. Skinner.
who charged Odelia Francis Skinner
with assault. -
Cecil Whedbee. Wilbur Doyle and
John Whedbee, all charged with being
drunk and disorderly, were each taxed
with court costs.':
Lester H. Schuster, charged with
unlawfully passing an' automobile
while 'W a 'curve, -was " taxed j with
court costs. "niiw :W
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Taylor Child Dies
In Albemarle Hospital
Funeral services for Lois Taylor,
four .months old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. Earl Taylor, who died at the
Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City
Christmas eve, were held Friday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lynch
Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. W.
Duling, pastor of the Baptist Church,
Besides her parents, she is sur
vived by one brother, three . sisters,
maternal grandparents, Mr. and; Mrs.
Walter East; paternal, grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor, and several
uncles and aunts.
headed the successful project They
were Frank G. Elliott. Laura M.
Lowe and E. Hill Brown.
H. E. Brown received the gift on
behalf of the school and at the same
time announced that the members of
the present Senior Class had already
offered their -services to lay the ce
ment walk for the Parent-Teacher
Hertford Stores :
Closed New Year's
Following a custom of the past
years, Hertford stores and business
houses closed all day, January 1, in
observance of New Years. Practic
ally every store and business office
was closed for the day but reopened
for business on Friday.
Tax Listers Now
Tax, listers in the County's five
townships have started the task of
listing property for 1948 taxes, it
was announced today by W.'Ward,
county tax supervisor.
In addition to listing property 'for
taxes, the listers are also taking a
farm census, and farmers are re
quested to appear before the listers
with complete information about
crops and acreage tended during the
past year. Tax listing will continue
through the month of January and
all individuals failing to list before
January 31 will be charged a penalty
for late listing.
County Farmers Aim
Stocks And Crops
County iAgent f': . : W:
Eight PerqiSmans County farmers
purchased hogs at the Purebred
Swine Sale heft in Elizabeth City
last spring.::: Sin J that time JO far
mers and possilSjvmoe have bought
purebred hogs for breeding, purposes,
By way i. lmprovmg "crops in me
county 230 bushels of certifidi tjoke
100 cotton seed 24 i bushels4f ijeri
tifted Porto ico SwtJ Potatoes, .84
bushels hybrid seel were pur
chased by wieraWe era by far
mers. Thj ,. mount oi, seed corn., rep
resents bitty a vefyv ; amalrart of
the hybrid C Ranted lthjM0un-
Present for the election were A. W.
Hefren, general manager of the com
pany, and a member of the NLRB.
Also here for the returns were rep
resentatives of the CIO.
Civil Term Superior
Court To Open Here
4-H Club Progress
Revealed By Reports
Made During Year
27 .hybrid'!!' art acre. Thiskmakes
him 'eligibC for eVibershion. the
State 100 busS rn4$lub.ri .defi
nite increase in yMdw?s noted 'where
the Improved cottonu8d wa usd
t our ,f erquimaas JtouniT ooys jca
By Miss Helen Jones,
' .Assistant Home Agent
4-H Clubs,vas other clubs, continue
to grow each year. We feel that
many things have .been gained from
our work in 1947 that could not be
put down in figures. Neither could it
be .written in words.
There Were 7 active 4- Clubs in
Perquimans ' County ; in 1947. Two
meetings were held each month in
each club The boys and girls parti-:
cipated at one of the meetings, and
the second meeting "Included project
worn and demonstrations given by the
agents. ' ' "q. ' '. i I I
The 4-H organization does -not con
sist;.flnly btH nleetin All- ofn
ctrs of the '4rH Clubs,in the eounty
are members of the 4Jp Ctfunty Coun
cil, and earl in 1947, thjf ,4-H Councfl
sposoted a box supper for 4-H; Club
I ty; As a restrt the;avageiqTUTmemDrs.-(nis was ne nrsx one new.
fcorn has'ibeet ihcrt M. fOne' fami- When'thtvening' was over everyone
: nrnHnpo ' i"L,iWla'li:'a')r N'AC.I was ttnxibus' to.have ariother one. and
I - - .iir ------t .--'-...;.,--, i
in October 4he second box suimer was
held; v After-; the ..selling of the. girls'
attractive, bjixeflitgames and. the -Virginia
JReel. Wasen joyed, by; all. '
f The cebration of the National 4-H
Club ..Week in! March was climaxed
with 'the Council bariquetv'. Guests in-
" Automobile owners and1. oorators.
whost; last: name ; berfn. with ' p D.
are now snb'ect "to the! :flto s- nw
au. i 14. j , .n4 a-rl.rT.ifiui'lSahv hoof .iolvbU of 'cmoed -'-Cbunfv ? Cfiifneil I mpmhera
Mi' ta!r . J.t 1 Fatstock how Ik FzfcbethC;' last CanW., Commissioners and business
- C and t drivers sill hsve'tuntiVt May .'Interest ' hmUat. Vp of 'prQrtn of. " Hertford, v Jesse Jamef of
Jne SO to aDnly for renew of thir ject is definitely ri .thie Ini.
present licengj. Is-ens e.ainerii ten tv projects are
t'' mtfo !1 rm, oriVs to v. ar'vfvS tl tlow' next '
' "'.7 to p. '"' f: , I .t ml r ru . j I . ; (Ct -ici o l a-tThrt.)
Monday, January 12
Nineteen Cases Listed
On Docket By Clerk
W. H. Pitt
A civil term of Perquimans Super
ior Court will convene here Monday,
January 12, it was reported today by
W. H. Pitt, clerk of court, who stated
that nineteen cases are listed on the
docket. A special judge to preside
over the term "will be appointed. by
Governor R. Gregg Cherry.
It is believed that the term will
consume considerable time if all of
the cases listed for hearing are
brought to trial.
The docket as released by Mr. Pitt
R. D. Godwin vs Lucy F. Godwin.
Addie Mae Garrett vs Cornelius
Richard Whedbee vs ' Essie ' Lee
Warren T. jills vs Margaret M.
Mattie L. Rountree vs Earl Roun
tree. Thomas J. Riddick vs Martha M.
Doris Mack vs Walter A. Mack.
George P. Nixon vs Mozella Nixon.
Dixie Felton vs Carrie Felton.
Shelton Bagley vs Irene D. Bagley.
Mrs. E. W. Mayes vs J. C. Blan
chard & Co. et als.
Ruth Cutting Beasley vs J. Q.
Blanchard & Co. et als. .
C. L. Lassiter vs Robert Sutton.
In re: Will of Virginia D. Hudgins.
In re: Will of George M. Asbell.
if C. W. Phillips vs fowe-Webb Motor
v W. W. Byrum, Jr., vs Loui Nixon
'. Edgar Riddick vs Nella Riddick.
Amanda F. Layden vs R. L. Layden
et als. . '
The jurors drawn by the Board of
County Commissioners to serve at
the January term of Court are; Cecil
T. Everett, Mrs. Nellie Davis, Ernest
Symons, Otha Nixon, J. B. Corbett,
Edgar, Riddick, . James Winslow,
Thomas Mathews, Leslie Gregory, J.
R. Futrell, C. S. Jackson, C. H. Ward,
J. T. Lamb, :: Miss ' Grace Chappell,
L. T. Keel, Garland. ' Bunch, Corbin
Dozier, W.' A. Gay, James Moore, C. :
M. Winslow, ' Wallace Morgan,' E R.
Whedbee, Jr., H. T, Broughton and
Henry TT Layden. ,
End Next Monday -
', Perquimans County schools will re,1 i
sume regular' schedules next Monday t'i&ty
morning, .F. ;T. Johnson, County sup-. ; I
erintendent stated today The Christ- M m?&
mas holidays will (terminate at that 'A
Full schedulea wijl h followed
r-'.rte mci. -nat Raleigh was the guest speaker for the
sprint Covert -of ; 'The 1 health : contest J Wa held ia
$;i5.'.V?l-fP. n p,y u all schools, Mr. Johnson aald. ( j -.p$-!
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