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Volume XV. Number 6.
tiertiord, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 6, 1948;
$1.50 Per YearT
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Disposed Of 14 Cases
Here Tuesday A.
Number of Traffic Vio
lations Shows Decided
Chester Winslow, stellar Perquimans
; Is ahown here receiving the state
phy Award for the 1947 season.
High School football
Pictured, left to. right, is
Coach Joe Lie Vinson, presenting we ropny w we 'Lrv"w'
Winslow, B. L. Gibbs, manager of the State, and E. C. Woodard,
principal of Perquimans High School. The trophy awarded to Wins
low is the first of a permanent award to be made each year by the
State Theater to the most outstanding football player at the local
school. The Above picture was taken by James Divers during the
nresentation ceremony last week. - ' "'
On March Of Dimes
Show Goal In Sight
Total Reported to Date
Is $822.20;. Directors
RECORDED IN 20 YEARS; LITTLE 0AT.1AGE
SnowfalJ Estimated Be
. . t ween 8 and 10 Inches;
Tourists Stalled Sunday
Legion Meeting Is
Called For Friday
, Hertford and Perquimans County
was literally snowed under in a blir
xard which hit the county last Sat-
urday night. Having scaped several
' v minor snow stoxma- which 'itknck. at
nearby counties, Perquimans received
the full force at winter's worst blast.
" V It beg -snowing v ta ' Hertford -late
- Saturday morning nd this fall ,'eev.
r . ered'the?(ud..A,s- inai
, Vture. lat CatuiCl fmml f
tain. whfoftwasheJ;" u.
,L - anowfTheicxa'rltA:ew .round
i t o'clock Sunday ponin?andj f M
i ttim tt stopped snowing tneay nopo
' Sunday a fall of from eight ,'fo ten
i ' ,. , inches had been, recorded..
, , ' This was the heaviest snow storm
?' in Perquimans in 20 years, according
, r ,to many of the older residents. Traf
fic was at standstill most of the day
and theHighway Patrol urged motor
ists to sUy off the highways. High
' wav crews, worked, diligently all day
Sunday -clearing toads and most of
the primary and secondary roads of
the county were passable late Sunday
evening. A number of cars.t how
ever, were reported stalled in drifts
- which lined the road sides.
Tourists were halted on their trips
" both north . and aouth for several.
hours. ; Local sleeping accommoda-
J tiom were jammed Saturday night as
travelers ' sought refuge from .the
' Business came to a virtual stand
still 'hereaturday night and many
of the stores and ' business houses
closed as early as sit o'clock, others
- closed early during the evening The
usual . Saturday night shoppers were
1 staying at home. , '
The Highway Patrol reported sev-
. ral stalled ears oft county roads but
. there were nor serious accidents, re
's ported duricj the two days. - .
i Perquimans . County schools were
clo"i due ta conditions caused by the
' e A it was- announced by Fv T.
J .. n, superintendent, .who .'stated
(Continued on Page Eight) i.
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion has changed the
date of regular meetings, it was an
nounced today by W. F. Ainsley, com
mander of the post
The members of the local post are
urged to attend the meeting to be
held Friday night, at 8 o'clock at' the
Agriculture. Building in Hertford. Mr.
Ainsley is urging 'ft large turn outfox
this meeting' m order to. boost at
tendance lecorda during the new year.
Jrnler mre, requested j to note the
c' M ; and place
and place or the
A total of 14 cases were listed on
thp calendar of the Perquimans Re
corder's Court when it convened Tues
day morning. All of these cases were
disposed of by Judge Charles E. John
son. "Ten of the cases listed were for
traffic violations, a decided drop from
the number of traffic cases listed dur
ing the past several weeks.
Leonard Fehr, William Eggleston
and Max Morris,, all charged with
speeding, entered pleas of guilty to
the charges and paid a fine of five
dollars and costs of court.
Albert Borup, William Cheney, An
thony Mascari, Otto Vogt, Harry
Magidson and Anthony Lambarsi each
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and paid fines of $10 and
Vincent DeMaria was charged with
reckless driving and paid a fine of $25
and costs after entering a plea of
Thomas Nixon was found guilty of
driving with improper license and
prayer of judgment was continued in
Percy Winslow was taxed with the
costs of court for driving with im
proper license. Both of the above de
fendants had purchased 1948 licenses
but each failed to have them prop
erly displayed, although the testi
mony given in the hearings showed
Nixon had displayed one tagv Wins
low had failed to display either of
the two tags now required.
Pat Webb and Georee Green. Ne
groes, were found guilty of assault
ing each other with deadly weapons.
Judge Johnson sentenced each ef the
defendants to the roada for 60 days,
sentence to be suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of $50 and costs of
...iThe State took a nol pros
case cfiirgihgf -Savage Jolliff
BOND ELECTION ISSUE POPS UP AGAIN
IN MEETING OF TWO BOARDS OH MONDAY
j! Suggestion Is Made
Action For Vote
W. E. White, secretary of the Per-
m. . 1 J I . f.-,,.
rt , a "I a jj loi i "c question ui i uunu isaue
quimans County ACA, reminded loea j pg c
$200,00(1 and 25il,()U0 for construction.
:As predicted br commentators in
Washington, the GOP majority m
Congress easily rammed their 6.5 bil
lion tax reduction bill through the
lower House in a. vote taken early
B.C. Berry Injured
In Bus Wreck Friday
S. M. Whedbee, co-director of
the Perquimans March of Dimes,
announced late Wednesday even
ing that the local campaign had
gone over the top in meeting its
goal of $970. Reports turned in
late Wednesday pushed the total
sum raised to one thousand dol
Perquimans County's March of
Dimes campaign is expected to be
completed here by Saturday of this
week, according to S. M. Whedbee and
Dr. T. P. Brinn, co-directors of the
local drive. Every indication points
toward a successful conclusion of the
drive with incomplete reports show
ing $882.20 of the $970 goal already
turned in to the directors.
Mr. Whedbee stated Wednesday
that he has yet to hear from four or
Ave: solicitors, who have been unable
to complete canvasses due -to weather
conditions.. However, reports from
these solicitors are expected to put
the county over the top in the drive
for the. $970 total.
A report released this week by Mr.
Whedbee showed the total anfount al
ready reported at $882.20. This sum
was reported from the following
areas: Hertford, $195.75; Hertford
business section, $255.50; Central
Grammar School, $50; Hertford Gram
mar School, $34.48; Perquimans High
School, $28.20; State Theater, $55.17;
colored division, $96.45; Winfall, $22;
Wmteston, $27; Wopdville, $30; Dur
ante Neck, $13.65; Belvidere, $12;
VFW dance, $62. ,
The co-directors expressed them
selves as highly gratified at the splen
did response given toward this year's
Ijkwch of Dimes program, and ex
pressed their appreciation toward the
public for the contributions reported,
m 4aM also to the solicitors j.whq madej
f" wttM'uceeM of the 'Anveiiptnt y I
performing a fine job in making tne
canvass during the past two weeks.
A complete report . - of the local
drive will be forwarded to State head
quarters of the March of Dimes as
soon as full, reports are made by the
few solicitors who have as yet to
make their..reportS. A portion of the
funds collected here will remain in the
county for aid and assistance of the
farmers that February 15 is the final
date for producers to file reports and
become eligible for soil building prac
Mr. White stated that a numDer oi
local farmers executed farm plans and
made requests for payments, but have
yet failed to report to his office and
fill out proper forms necessary tor
payments to be made.
Farmers who have failed to com
ply with the regulations must contact
the ACA office before the deadline in
order to become eligible for payment
Hertford PTA To
i la 'i.rA t ha I local committee toward combatting in-
alontf as well as can be expected, ac-1 Paralysis and the remainder
i, Wk. "The vote recorded showed 1 cording, to reports from the hospital , JT " rLTT
on Wednesday; " -
Mr. Berry, a member of the Hert- j tion-wide fight against polio.
ford Town Board, received serious in- . .
juries last Friday when a bus upon
sufficient strength to over-ride a
Presidential vetowhicb. is also prer
dieted, for the bill. The measure has
been sent to the Senate, where it is
expected to be cut somewhat and then
passed. Reports from Washington
state, however, no action on tax re
duction will be taken until the Mar
shall Plan measure has been settled.
A measure which would permit the
government to prepare a plan to re
instate meat rationing :at any given
time was shelved this week when the
Senate Banking Committee voted
against the bill:. Reports state a
meat shortage, a severe one, can be
expected in this country during the
coming -summer. -Witn the shelving
of the rationing plan, a possibility re
mained that voluntary ineat rationing
may be started. -J"t
' Southern Governors are being urged
bv two Southern Democratic members
of Congress to meet and take action
against President Truman proposed
bill calling for f hew - laws on civil
risrhts. Southern reaction to the pro
posal made to Congress this week by
the President has been reported as
nil. Little comment has been made
bv officials of any State inasmuch as
it has been reported that the issue is
one that both political parties intend
to press during , the , campaign this
' Pt "'er '. service "over , the 'Nor,
folk JU. rn Railroad is now a thing
of the p-t. The railroad ran its. It
passenger t n, No. 2, on lest Sat
urday and it rented into Norfolk
several hours i due 'to the bliz-t'-i
which struvx . tern North Ca-
r-. a aaturoay a. oon., , v ; r . fRi,i, .nA ,nt
.active last Su. y the Norfolk
other passengers besides Mr. Berry
were Injured in the accident, ine
local man was returning to his home
in Hertford from the Furniture Show
held in High f'oint, having visited the
show in the! interest of the W. M.
Morgan Furniture Company.
Reports from the hospital stated
Mr. Berry suffered cuts and bruises
and j possible Eternal injuries. - His
condition took a turn for the worse on
Sunday and he has been undergoing
treatment since his admittance to the
. Several ptheri residents of Hertford
and ' Perquimans County were, pas
sengers on the bus involved in the
accident, but Brry was the only lo
cal resident Injured.
Building & Loan Will
Mature Stock Saturday
Btertford Building and Loan Asso
ciation will mature its 42nd series of
Stock, next Saturday and pay out a
total of $19,000 to shareholder par-
.ficipating in i lie series, it was an
nounced today by Max Campbell, sec-
-German workers' in the western oc-1 W
Junior Scout Group to
Be Organized Under
Mrs. Marie Elliott, President of
the Hertford Parent Teachers Asso
ciation announced today that the par-.
ent teachers group would sponsor a
Cub Scouting Pack for the nine
through eleven year old boys of
Bill Warren, Field Scout Executive
for the Boy Scouts of America has
been invited to attend the regular
monthly meeting of the PTA on Feb
ruary 12th;. which will be held in the
Grammar School Auditorium. Mr.
Warren will show several moving
pictures 6n the operation : of a Cub
Pack and will try to enlidt the co
operation of the parents. It is advised
that only the boys ;whose fathers and
mothers attend this discussion meet
ing will J4erjiJtoi?Cub
Pack as active parenjcowpiration is
necessary for the sugftessiful'operifon
of Cub.Pmck. '
Silas Whedbee, postmaster of Hert
ford, will assume the leadership of
the Cub,.Pack in the capacity of Cub
master. $i .
Mrs., Elliott urges parents not to
disappoint their boys by being absent
from this meeting. r' -
HD County Council
Installs New Officers
cupled tones have been staging a
aeries of walkouts in protest against
food shortages. Reports from Ger
many state the strikes are directed
So :.ern msugatea i 3 plan or run
nli.j f st . freights thr- h this sec
tion. These trains, nun,, -i one and
two, r 3 was the old pass, r trains,
I L-.ul mail and parcel p- t during
: t'ya, but neither train will op-
on Sundays. N i . ; " ' '.
. . II. T.'hedbee, Hertford postmas
', i'.&iA that for the present time
;i service in Hertford on Sunday
1 be carried on through the opera
j. The truck which did not serve
community on Sunday evenings
1 T ; ?y mornin 1 will now bring
each morning and
i mall st t
-e hours.; No
s n. '
Allies. The workers blame the Ger
man officials for failure to solve the
food problem. Business and transpor
tation, according to the reports, were
crippled by the strike,, but there was
no violence, i.'if rf ''h4lfri--:f
Bagley Swamp Church
A Series of revival services win oe
conducted at. the Bagley Swamp Pil
grim Church beginning February 22
and continuing through March. 7, it
was announced today by the Rev, Coy
S. Saunders.' pastor of tre church.
The Rev, R; W, .Wolfe, evangelist,
Y been secured, to do the preaching
- i r-Mie is cordially invited to at-
l i the services which will be held
' v7 at 70 0'
of the largest series ever matured by
the local association, which sells sav
ings stock during May and November
of each year.. . ' '
The annual stockholders' meeting or
the association . will be held at the
Court House in Hertford next Tues
day .afternoon at ,4 o'clock, at which
time directors and officers for the
yehr Will be selected. 1
To March, Of Dimes
Inmates of the Woodville Prison
Camp, always ?i interested in public
mmrited efforts !to aid mankind, con;-
MaI th aniii bf 111.35 to the
March of Dime! fundi, according tol
Superintendent i';Fulghum, "Who re
ported the contribution to' the March
of Dime chairmari;,:t::?'';;;t'?
i the collection ' was i- taken among
the tirinorrera on a voluntary basis nd
each one contributed to t..e fund to
the fa"c: t ext t of his al , .'y,
Five students of the Perquimans
High School band have been selected
to participate, and will attend, the
Eastern Band Clinic which will be
held February 13 and 14 at Greenr
ville, it' was. announced today, by Bert
Ainsworth, director of the local band.
The students selected to attend the
clinic are Betty Lou Trueblood, Joan
Truebfcod, .Myrtle Elliott, Virginia
Mae Long and Horace Laldea. .
These students were chosen from a
list of hand members sent to the dir
ectors of the clinic by Mr. Ainsworth
The directors took all of the names of
the band members submitted to .them
by local: directors and made a band
with representation of each instru
ment. .There will be 150 students at
tending and the band director of
each band.- -v
The students will have sectional
rehearsals and the entire group will
practice on Friday morning and af
ternoon.1 Friday night the band dir
tors will iave a meeting. On Satur
day, the band will practice again in
the mprning and later m the day will
present a concert , which will be open
to the public si? -v
The director of the band will be
Earl Slocnra, director ' of music at
the' University of Nrth Carolina. Dr.
Karl Gilbert," director of musie at
ECTC, will be in charge of all plans
for the clinic.
At the regular meeting of the Per-
J . - i, tT
quimans Jouniy council oi norae
Demonstration Clubs Saturday after
noon, the following officers were in
stalled : President, Mrs. Howard Hun
ter; vice president, Mrs. Ashby Jor
dan; secretary, Mrs. Thomas Jordan;
treasurer, Mrs. A. E. Layden; pianist,
Mrs. F. T. Mathews; song leader,
Mrs. Howard Mathews. '
The following club presidents were ,
Chapanoke Mrs. Wallace Bright.
Winfall Mrs. Irving, Trueblood.
Home and Garden Mrs. Riddick
Ballahack Mrs. Preston Monds.
Beech Springs Mrs.s.'W. J. Perry.
Hopewell Mrs. F. Ti Mathews.
Durante Neck Mrs. V. E. Dail.
Snow Hill - White H4tr-Mrs. Mar
vin Benton. ' , '
Belvidere Mrs. N. D, Chappell.
Helen Gaither Mrs. J. P. Chesson.
Burgess Mrs. J. R., Ayscue.
Whiteston Mrs, Archie White.
The Council voted to, have David C.
Mobley, interior decorator, to come to
the county April 6th for a demonstra
tion. v '
Plans were started -for the observ
ance of National Home Demonstra
tion Week May 2-6. ,The committee
will be appointed at a later date to
work out final plans.f?; .
of school buildings in the county, was
raised again on last Monday when
members of the Board of County
Commissioners and members of the
Board of Education met jointly for
several minutes to discuss a proposal
submitted by the Board of Education
for enlargement of the present gym
at Perquimans High School.
Members of the Board of Educa
tion, and Coach Joe Levinson, acting
as spokesman for the proposal, ap
peared before the Commissioners with
a plan to enlarge the stage portion of
the present school building sufficiently
to provide adequate physical educa
tional facilities, and enable the high
school to have a modern basketball
court. Estimated costs of the pro
posal was given at about $22,000. The
group, requested the funds be turned
over to the Board of Education from
the surplus now on hand in order that
the plan can be placed in operation
immediately. On arrival one spokes
man for the educational group stated
that the entire Board was in accord
with the plan submitted by Levinson
and desired the approval of the Com
missioners. Aftej" some discussion,
during which it was brought out that
the present surplus fund had been
ear-marked toward the construction
of a school building at Winfall for
Negroes, ... several members of the
Board of Education agreed with the
Commissioners the money should re
main in the surplus fund until the
Negro building is constructed.
Thiq discussion led to the point
that a bond election will be needed to
cover the costs of the Negro school
building and other projects on the
agenda of the Board of Education and
inasmuch 1 as all projects are badly
needed, machinery should be placed
in motion for the1' holding of an elec
thmto idetermrihether'r. not a
bond issue should bemade'. R. T.
Brinn Suggested that this ' action
should be taken and it was the opin
ion of '- other' members also. How
ever, bo definite action toward the
election was takeni
In the event that an election is
called on the bond issue, it is believ
ed that the amount to he voted on
will include funds for the erection of
the Negro school at Winlali, a gym
at the high school, a lunch room at
the Central Grammar School and an
agricultural building at Perquimans
The County Board authorized J. C.
Morgan, superintendent of the County
Home, to purchase lumber for the re
pair to out buildings at the County
Farm, and also authorized the paint
ing of the roof on the Court House.
The cost of the painting job was giv
en at $85.
At Local (Jhurch Sunday
The first Quarterly; Conference for
this district will be held at the Hert
ford Methodist Church Sunday even
ing, according to "an announcement
Vmade toddy by the Rev. D. JU Fonts,
pastoo? the church. 1
... The conference will be conducted
immediately following the evening
service and the Rev. J. H. Miller, sup
erintendent of the i'SsTict, will preach
at the services.!- " r V-E
Paul White, manager of the White
Furniture Company, announced today
that his company tia'Teadying plans (
for the construction I of their new j
building, to be located on Market
Street ,: Workmen have already clear
ed the site and building materials will
soon be placed on the lot to await
starting of the construction. ;,
vThe local firm will,;buiw a cemeni
block uilding having, a 50-feet front
and a length of 75 fet. The Build
in will be of two stories, having a
plate glaa front with green marble
Construction is 'expected to be com
pleted in time to permit the firm to
move its business Into the nuiiaing ny
Relief Drive To Be
Held This Week
Directors Urge Public
Cooperation In Effort
Perquimans County's participation
in the State-wide drive by the Coun
cil of Churches toward raising relief
for overseas will get underway this
week-end according to Mrs. C. O.
Fowler and C. Edgar White, co-directors
of the local campaign.
The directors announced today that
the Hertford troop of Boy Scouts will
make a house to house canvass Sat
urday morning between the hours of
nine to 12, collecting contributions
and bundles to be: donated by Hert
ford residents. V
Churches in the rural areas of the
county will conclude their part in the
drive next Sunday and are requested
to report all contributions and bund
les at the VFW Hall not later than
Mr. White stated, in connection
with the Boy Scout collection, that
the sdouts will eover each , street in
Hertford, riding on a truck, and resi
dents are asked to have bundles
wrapped and placed on their porches
in order to expedite the work of the
An announcement from the State
headquarters for this drive, made this
week, stated that all collections made
in North Carolina will be enroute to
overseas stations within six weeks af
ter being ' received 1 at the national
headquarters at New Windsor, Mary
land. J r -''
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MASONS MEET TUESDAY .:X .
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F
A. M, will jmeet Tuesday Might, : : .