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.-aie XV, Number 4.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 23, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year.
u ;3 Fcr Dud Fund
..;3rt Of LeEders
Pledge Cards Being Re
: ceived By VFW Show
. Public Support
- James E. Newby", commander of the
Perquimans Post of VFW, which is
sponsoring the drive to raise funds to
- provide a fixed salary for the band
L director of the Perquimans County
,i High School Band for the period be-
ginning this month and ending June
30, reported today that committees
. from the five civic organizations par
ticipating in the drive show thai the
public ,is backJng;' thi8 'movement
'splendidly. ' ' t
Each of the five organizations,
VFW, American Legion, , Parent
i" Teacher ; Association, Rotary and
: Lions Clubs, have made reports , to
."Mr. Newby. The Lions Club jumped
into the lead in the drive by report
ing it has pledges for its entire
' Amount for the fund. 'The PTA has
. reported, 54, . VFW. $20, and 12
' pledges American Legion $43 and 13
. pledges. . The Rotary committee col-1
lected pledge cards on . Tuesday of
; this week but no report was mad on
the amount Each- of the civic or
ganizations are seeking pledges from
, ' individuals amounting to ne dollar
for a period of six months. Persons
may pay the pledge in one installment
or several as they choose, and the
band director will be paid from the
fund as it is established.
a". It "has been announced as soon as
the success of the drive is assured,
the tuition' which has been charged
each student taking band at the local
f. .'. school will be dropped and that a ren
I " tal ee - on "instruments1 Will be made
, ' td help provide funds for the upkeep
f of band, instruments. : , ;
v.' This drive for funds was planned
I' during December after attempts made
t. , by the ej vie organizations to have the
band master's' salary Included in the
4 t Board -of Educations bodge" if oi'ithe
var net. ' wirfwiefHw, action. Vie 1t
tifft and afiv nfeanizktfott.
w'wor' tut "ways 'and means lave
i provisions for pavjngf the band direc
tor inserted ,Jn the budget for' the
fiscal year beginning July 1 this year.
Indies Playing ;
Dd As First Half v
Of Season Ends
The" Perquimans High School bas
ketball teams rounded out .the first
half of the Albemarle Rural Confer
ence season Tuesday night by winning
a rfntihleheader from Chowan- High
School. ! The Indian Squaws chalked
up a 30-21 victory, while the Indians
romped home ; on the long end of a
-4oo score-?: i ' '
. The win over Chowan gave the In
dians a .500 per cent .standing for the
first half of the conference schedule,
the locals haying won over Hobbsville,
Moyocky Manteoi and Chowan, and
lost to South Mills, Central.. Griggs
and Weeksville. , t
, In Tuesday's game Perry and Chap
ell were the high scorers for the
-laws, each' racking up a totaK of
, points. ' Hollowell tallied eight for
wan. , . ,
i'he Indians experienced little diffi-
y in winning, from the Chowan
ya. Bobby Jordan hud a field day
ting the nets for a j total of 19
inta to lead the Indians in scoring.
.ebb. lanky center for the Indians,
cored nine points. .
Seeks Re-election
This week John W. Graham, in-
cumbent, formally announced that
'he will be a candidate for re
election as Solicitor for the First
Judicial District.
John V. Graham Will
Seek Re-election As
Directors Named To
Lead Relief Drive In
Perquimans County
CollectioiTSponsored By
North Carolina Coun
cil of Churches
Mrs. C. 0. Fowler and Edgar White
have been named as directors for
Perquimans County in the State-wide
overseas relief drive for gifts in kind
which will be held in North Carolina
beginning January 25 and continuing
until February 10. .
In commenting on the plans now
being made for Perquimans County,
the directors' stated that the collection-
is sponsored by the North Caro
lina Council of Churches and that all
materials donated will be sent over
seas through Church World Service,
interdenominational relief agency for
26 major Protestant denominations
and several orthodox groups.
State goal for the drive, is 3
million pounds of clothing, shoes, and
bedding, or enough to form a com-
Has Heavy Docket
's Recess
Large Number of Traf
fic Cases During" the
Past Week
s Perquimans County Recorder's
Court had one of the heaviest dockets
in recent months last Tuesday morn
ing after being in recess for a period
of one week due to Superior Court
being in session. A -total of 56
cases, charging individuals ' with
speeding, was a part of the calendar ,
this week.
': Pursuing the mandate handed down
byi the last Legislature, the N. C.
State Highway patrolmen are enforc
ing the speed law of the' State in an
effort to cut down highway .accidents,
thus resulting in the large number of
cases cited for speeding. An unoffi
cial report released this week stated
that last year some 90 accidents oc
curred between the Virginia line and
the Chowan River bridge. For the
plete cargo for a ship. The appeal : same period this year only three ac-
throughout North Carolina is to cidents have been reported.
Christmas Seal Sale
Falls Short Of Goal
A report issued this weeK by Mrs.
C. A. Davenport, who served as chair
man of the Christmas Seal Sale in
' Perquimans County, revealed that the
. i , i i i . r
coumy ianeu to reacn its goi vi
$500. Sales from all sources, ac
cording to Mrs. Davenport, totalled
The campaign, which is conducted
annually to raise funds to aid in the
battle against tuberculosis, was con
ducted between Thanksgiving and
Despite the fact that the county
failed to reach its goal, Mrs. Daven
port expressed her appreciation to all
who had a part in the drive. She
lauded the efforts expended by the
school children in selling seals, and
to the colored division, which turned
Though it was generally understood
that John W. Graham, incumbent,
will be a candidate for re-election as
Solicitor for the First Judicial Dis
trict, Mr. Graham this week made
formal announcement of his candi
dacy. - To date there are three candidates
for the Solicitorship, Mr. Graham and
John F. White of Edenton and Walter
Cohoon of Elizabeth City.
Mr. Graham's announcement .fol
lows;'. '.' .,,
"Realizing fully the responsibilities
of the high office of District Solicitor
of the First Judicial District, I hereby
announce to the1 Democratic voters of.
tKeiCly.?andidaey for. defec
tion as Solicitor. In respectfully asK
ing the support of .the Democratic
voters for jte-election to, the unexpired
term for which I was appointed to
succeed Judge Chester R. Morris, it
is -with the full realization that this
office through the years has been filled
by men who brought to it both honor
and distinction. ; -"During
the- ten months since my
appointment I have endeavored, and
"Fill, a Ship With Friendship." Dis
tribution overseas will be carried but
through already established churches
and church agencies in more than 30
.countries abroad.
Persons throughout the county have
been asked to make collection and
bring to the VFW Club in Hertford
their collections on the 9th and 10th
of February. The Boy Scouts are to
be asked to make a house-to-house
canvass in Hertford Saturday morn
ing between 9 and 12 o'clock Febru
ary 7th..
With the goal for the State aver
aging approximately a pound per
person, around 10,000 pounds of re
lief materials should be collected in
Perquimans County, the directors
stated. With clothing, shoes, bed
ding, household uteneils and soap so
badly needed abroad, these will be the
items most sought in the "Fill a Ship
With Friendship" drive.
Perquimans Library
To Purchase Book
Mobile For County
'Arrangements are being completed
if re-elected, shall continue to make by the Perquimans Library Board for
wT.:i:fe Club Elects :
Sdr Fields President
Members of the Perquimans County
L . jj Uub met at the. Court House
every effort to carry forward the fine
traditions ol the otnee ol Solicitor.
"It is my conception of the office of
Solicitor that he should, in coopera
tion with the law enforcement officers,
bring to trial and vigorously prose
cute all -persons whether they be of
high or lew station "when the evidence
fairlv indicate much nprsona are
guilty of violating. the criminal laws
of the state. However, it is equally
incumbent upon a Solicitor to prose
cute no man on charges; arising out
of malice, bigotry, intolerance or for
frivolous reasons. I have attempted
since my appointment i to discharge
the duties of this office without fear
or favor of anyone to he end that de
fendants receives certain, prompt and
fair trials. At all times I have at
tempted, and will continue, to show
consideration to defendants, attor
neys, law enforcement officers, court
officials, jurymen and witnesses in or
der that they may experience a mini
mum of. inconvenience in attending
Kiss Dora White
Weds E. P. Robertson
the purchase of a bookmobile to be
Listed on the court's docket this
week were 34 cases in which defend
ants, submitted to charges of speed
ing and paid fines of $5.00 and costs;
14 cases were shown as submitted
and fines of $10 and costs collected;
seven cases were listed where fines
of $15 and costs were collected. Oiip
defendant appeared in court to
answer the charge of speeding and he
paid a fine of $20 and costs.
Other cases disposed of by the
court this week included the one of
Isaac Riddick, charged with driving
without a license. The fine on this
charge is $25 and costs.
Irvin Jester submitted to charges of
passing on a curve and paid the costs
of court.
William Skinner was assessed the
costs of court for driving with insuffi
cient brakes.
William A. Humphries was found
guilty on two counts, carrying a con
cealed Weapon and resisting an officer.
Hgsehtencd to the roadsfor 90
flays," sentence '.susp1i3SI'38fi' pay
ment ''of a fine of $150 and costs.
Bernard Ga'in was fined. $25 and
costs after submitting to a charge of
reckless driving.
Willie White, Negro, charged with
the larceny of two pigs from Lester
Baker was found guilty as charged.
According to the testimony given in
the trial, White' sold the pigs to
Nathan Riddick, claiming them to be
his pigs. The pigs were later iden-
in a fine report. The chairman also
expresses her thanks to all indivi
duals who contributed through the
mails in reply to appeals made.
Murray-White Vows
Spoken Saturday At
Methodist Church
March Dimes' Drive
Extended Through
January By Directors
Adverse Weather and
Illness of Workers
Force Extension
used in i servicing library patrons tified and Sheriff M. G. Owens, after
throughout . the county, it was an
nounced here this week by the .Li
brary Board.
..When secured, the bookmobile will
be used. to deliver and pick up books
in ( each of the several communities of
the county, and will enable library
patrons easy access to the books of
the library. Tentative plans call for
phe elimination of the library stations
now in operation but definite arrange
ments regarding these stations have
not been made.
The bookmobile, scheduled for pur
chase by the local Library Board, is
similar to ones already in operation
in other counties of the State and
which are providing excellent service
for the public.
In addition to being used by the
Perquimans Board for service to its
patrons, the bookmobile will also be
placed; at the disposal of the colored
library hoard to serve its patrons on
certain days during each -month.
The local Library Board is being
aided by the State Library Commis
sion in acquiring funds for the pur
chase of the bookmobile.
an investigation placed White under
arrest. VA verdict of guilty was re
turned by Judge Charles E. Johnson,
who ordered White to pay a fine of
$125, seventy-five of which is to go
to Nathan Riddick upon return of the
pigs to Lester Baker.
Short Time Left To
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Hertford Honday night - and
an election of officers for the
year. - s . . ' - , ,
w Fields, who served .the club
-etary during" the past year,
f' cted as president of the or
n. Alvin Wuu'.ow of Belvi
v sg 'selected as vice president
J k Kanoy was nam-i to the
pcretary and treasurer.
' voted to request the State
i Club ,to ship a numl r of Perquimans .County in or-
replenish the stock within this
t t meeting of the club will
' t the Court House on Mon-
February 16. r , '
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Miss Dora White, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Osie White, and Elmer P.
Robertson, son of J.. Elisha Robert
son of Edenton, were married Sunday
at 12 o'clock noon at the Hertford
Baptist Church by the Rev. C. W.;
Duling," pastor of the church. , .
' The- church was decorated with
ferns, white gladioli and white snap
dragons and magnolia leaves. r -'
Mrs. Charles Johnson rendered se
lections' of wedding music and Leslie
Winslow sang "O Promise Mex(
Miss Bertha Mae White,' sister of
the bride, ws ntaid of honor. ' The
bridegroom had as his, best mad his
brother, Wilbur Kobertson, v,
' The. bride, who was given in marri
age by her brother, Carson ,:- WJiitei
wore a light blue gabardine suit with
dark blue accessories. 4 Her flower
wd pink i roses and lily of the val
ley. 1
' The maid of honor was dressed in
brown with dark brown accessories
and her flowers were Talisman roses.
Tlirco Injured In
lVrcc!t f.Tonday P. M.
t:i announct"
f i jv-rg. Kenneth i .;;er of
-A r.oute 2, announce .the birth
r i, Archie Winslow, Born on
"Three men were injured, two seri
ously, j in' a highway ; accident which
oceurred Monday, Afternoon on Route
17, near the Newbo'd corner, it was
reported Tuesday by State Patrolman
H. Li' wKite, who investigated the accident."-'-'':.
.:-:.Vi, '. "" .
V Savage Jolliff and, Harold M. Copa
land were seriousjy injured and both
were taken tor a hospital? for ftreat-
Jnnent and obWrvation,4.K,":Wr Smith,
a passenger in the car : driven by
Copeland, received.-slight injuries but
did not require hospital attention. . .
' According to, Patrolman White, the
Jolliff car was headed north on -17
and had passed a car on the Newbold
curve, still driving on the left side of
the road but evidently attempting to
pull hack to the right the Jolliff car
had a head-on collision with the car
being driven south by Copeland..
i Mr. li'hite reported Tuesday, after
checking willt L..;pital authorities,
fiat both of injured persons were
making s&Ujiactorf, iscovery, -
List Property Here
With only eight days left in which
local property, owners have to. list
property for 1948. taxes, tax listers
for the county report that between
50 and 60 per cent of property own
ers have yet to comply with the law
and list their property by January 31.
Persons who" fail to list by that
date are charged as late listers, and
a penalty is added for the oversight
All tax listers are expectjng a rush
of business this week-end, as they sit
at respective tax listing places. They
anticipate a large number of property
owners attempting to " beat the last
minute rush by listing this week-end.
And this is what the, listers advise, for
much time will be wasted by property
owners who wait until the last few
days before appearing to list their
property. ;. '" ,
The schfiduln of the tax listers aD
pears in this tf Sie of The Weekly for
the last, tiroefetoday. x Property own
ers are requested to note the location
of the lister and visit him today.
VFWTo Hold Dance
lida January 30 J
1 Members of the Perquimans County
Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
will hold a benefit' dance at their club
rooms on "Friday night, January. JJP,
the proceeds donated to, the
Perquimans drive for funds in, the
March of Dimes. '
The committee in charge of the
dance announced today that due to
limited space, in the club rooms that
admission will be by ticket only. Ad
vance sale of tickets wilf start shortly-
and the committee desires to ltnow
in advance the number of persons ex
pecting to attend, sd- that public Is
requested to aid this worthy cause by
purchasing t 'jmIs in advance.
The Hertford Methodist Church on
Saturday, January 17, at noon, was
the setting of the marriage of Helen
Mae White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Anderson White, to Charles
Frederick Murray, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Claudine Murray. The
double ring ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Dwight L. Fouts.
Miss Kate Blanchard, organist,
rendered a program of pre-nuptial
music. Miss Ruth Tucker sang "At
Dawning" and "O Perfect Love" at
the end of the ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, was gowned in a white satin
dress fashioned with a fitted bodice,
chiffon yoke bordered with seed
pearls, long sleeves ending in points
over the hands, full skirt forming a
long circular train. Her veil of im
ported illusion fell from a juliet cap
embroidered with seed pearls and
caught at the sides with orange blos
soms. She carried f a prayer book
topped with a white orchid and show
ered Ivyjth stephanqis...;,J
Miss Janet Murray, sister $i the
bridegroom, was isaid of honor. She
was attired in a .taffeta gown of rob
in's egg blue. Her head dress Iras a.
juliet cap of matching illusion with a
shoulder length veil. She carried an
arm bouquet of American Beauty
The' bridegroom had as his best man
his brother, Bill Murray. The ushers
were Bill White, brother of the
bride, and Henry Stokes. ' ;
The mother of the bride" were a
dress of dove blue crepe with Snatch
ing accessories. She wore a corsage
of pink roses. The bridegroom's
mother wore a dress of aqua , crepe
with matching accessories and a cor
sage of pink roses.
Mrs. W. H. Pitt acted as mistress
of ceremonies.
After the ceremony a luncheon was
held at the home of the bride's par
ents, with 75 guests present. The
bridal couple left for a trip tp Miami
and other points immediately follow
ing the luncheon.
The bride is a graduate of ithe Uni
versity of Maryland School of Nurs
ing. The bridegroom is a promising
young business man of Hertford.
Out-of-town guests wereJMr. and
Mrs. F. L. Davis, Mrs. James Wood
ard, of Courtland, Va.; Mrs. Jack
Williams, Richmond, Va.; Mr. and
Mrs. G. I. Bullock and sonf, Tommy
and Leonard, Ayden; Miss 1 Lois As-
bell, Miss Dorcas Knowfes, High
Point; Miss Ruth Winslow Newport
News, Va.; Mrs. Charles Grin, Eliza
beth City; Mrs. Kalp Wallace,
Washington, D. C.; Herberfc;Hollowell
of Edenton. .
Frith Vinsloyjs
Speaker At PTA
The PTA of the Perquimans County
Central Grammar , School held its
regular meeting Monday night in the
school auditorium. The Chapanoke
community was in chArge; with Mrs.
Talmadge Lewis chajrian' The sub
ject of the meeting ,twa The Chil
dren Take to, the Arts.?;4The meet
ing opened by singing America" and
the devotional wasj conducted by
George Jackson. Mrj. D. M. Jackson
made a . brief statement concerning
raising of funds for the purpose of
paying the band director. The reports
of the standing committees were giv
en by the chairmen. .The Rev. E. 8.
Edwards spoke on the subject "Arts
and Crafts at Home.!' ; F. T. Johnson
made remarks concerning- the con
struction of a lunch .room and the an
largement of 'the achool building.
Frith " Winslow of Plymouth,. N. X,
formerly of Hertford, spoke on' the
appreciation ; of . art and presented
display of some of his work. : ", ;-
Perquimans County March of
Dimes campaign which got under way
here this week, has been extended to
run through January 31, it was an
nounced today by Silas M. Whedbee,
co-director. The extension, Mr.
Whedbee stated, was made due to ad
verse weather conditions and because
several of the canvassers had been re
ported sick and unable to canvass
their territories during this week.
No reports have been made to the
co-directors, Mr. Whedbee and Dr. T.
P. Brinn, as of Wednesday of this
week.- However, reports are expect
ed to start coming in the latter part
of this week.
The directors announced that Mrs.
Etta Turner of New Hope, Mrs. W.
T. Smith of Belvidere, Mrs. A. R.
Winslow and Mrs. Tom White of Win
fall, Mrs. Preston Long of Bethel and
R. R. White of Nicanor will act as so
licitors in their respective neighbor
hoods. Canvassers are yet to be
named in several other communities
to .fill the entire list of workers and
these are expected to be appointed
within the next day or two.
The urgent need for public support
of the March of Dimes has been ex
plained by the directors. However,
like other things, the cost of fighting
infantile paralysis has increased tre
mendously during the past year or
two and more funds are needed!" than
ever before to continue the -battle
against the disease which strikes
everywhere. , 4
While the drive has been extended
one week, the directors are urging all
solicitors to complete the job of'can
vassing their territories as rapidly as
possible and completing the cam
paign in this county. Reports should
be made to the directors as soon as
each solicitor has , made a thorough
canvass of his or her assignment.
The Veterans of ForeignWars are
enlisting in the March of Dimes drive
by sponsoring, a dance to be held at
the VFW hall on January 30. All
proceeds from this dance are to be
donated to the March of Dimes fund.
State Theater To
Present Trophy To
Football Player
Climaxing its interest in local
events and especially in activities at
Perquimans High School, the State
Theater will on next Monday present
the first of a sustaining number of
trophies to be presented to the most
valuable football player at the local
B. L. Gibbs, manager of the thea
ter, announced jhis week that the
first of these trophies, which will be
presented each year "to the most valu
able player on the local high school
team, will be awarded next Monday
night at 9 o'clock from the stage in
the theater.
: The winner of this year's trophy re- .
mains unknown, and will until next
Monday night The winner was se
lected by secret ballot by members of
the football squad.
Each year the football squad will
select the player the -team members
believe to be the most valuable and
the State trophy will be' ghren that :
player. The trophy is if permanent
award, but a player may win one of
the trophies only once.:
This year's trophy is a gold statue
of a football player set on a black
base, and is an award that can be
highly valued by the player awarded
the honor, and the trophy. The in
scription on the trophy reads: State
Theater Trophy Most Valuable Per
quimans High School Football Player
for 1947, Won by- .
The name of the player to be pre-'
sented the first trophy will be an
nounced, at the , presentation next
Monday night '
County Agent Office
Taking Seed Orders
I. C. ; Yagel, County Agent, this
week advised cotton growers of the
county that his office is now receiv
ing orders for certified 'cotton seed.
He advises local growers that price
prqspeots for this year appear good
and that growers will benefit by J
planting certified seed, a quantity of
Which be has located and which: is
now available. , .' ' '
(He, urges prompt action on the
aart of growers in placing the or-
eera ana states; mat an orders must
h on file in his omc by Jaz

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