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Hertford, Perquimans County, North CarolinajYiday, February 27, 1948. ,
$1.50 Per Year;
Local Teams Preparing
; Fcr Tournament at
Central Next Week
'Basketball stock of the Perquimans
Indians and Squawa was on the up-
Saturday y SsssienJ
, Perquimans County schools en
deavoring to make up time lost due
to. inclement weather will begin hold
ing a number of Saturday sessions
this week according to F. T. Johnson,
county superintendent. Mr. Johnson
announced that the schools have lost
a total of seven days and in order to
bring the Spring term to a close about
June it will, be necessary to hold a
number 'of sessions on Saturdays.
' The first of these sessions will start
tomorrow and Mr. Johnson stated the
board of "education, in a meeting next
recording- victories over Griggs and
- Chowan since last' Friday, however,
a tough' schedule of three games re
main on the Indian schedule for this
v. week, '. which will mark the" close of
the regular season and both the In
diana sad Squaws are preparing for
. competition in the Rural Conference
rtourney which will open at the Cen-
: tral Gym next Wednesday night.
' 'The Indian Squaws marked up wins
over Griggs girls by a score of 81 to
58, with Chappell leading the offensive
. for the Indians with 18 points. Pick
ett of Griggs tallied 20 for her team.
In a game played here Tuesday night
' the Squaws won easily from Chowan
.girls by a 24-18 count Chappell tal
lied 12 points and Perry scored eight
for the Indians while Rogerson scored
18 for the Chowan girls. -
- r The Indians, showing vast improve
ment in all departments of the game,
disposed of the Griggs boys 42-28.
Webb, lanky center for the Indians
'racked up 11 points for the. locals
while Midgett was high point getter
" for Griggs. The . Perquimans boys
ran rough shod over Chowan boys
1 here Tuesday night when the Indians
. swished the nets for a total of 63
points while v Chowan collected 84.
' The Indians opened with a swift of
fensive which shortly decided the out
come of the game and Chowan failed
. to compete with the sharp shooting
of the Indians. Webb sank a total
of 20 points with Pitt counting for
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urdny sessions and announce
dates for holding them.
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Southern Democrats have taken
positive stand gainst President Tru
man's civil rights program and some
leaders now !alk of switching Trom
Truman to some otner stanaara near-
mrf fin Pacpc E'l
Resigns Position As peket Of Recorder
Gcurt Oil Tuesday
County Home Agent
Resignation to Become
Effective March 15;
Will Enter School
Nation'zl 4-11 Club
Week Be Observed
From March 1 To 7
National 4-H Club Week will be
observed March. .1-7, according to
Miss Frances Maness, County Home
Agent, who stated the theme will be
"Creating Better Homes Today for a
More- Responsible Citizenship To
morrow." Begin your citizenship in
the home. The, foundations of yourj
life physical, emotional and mental
are laid in the home. The well-or
dered home based on love, mutual
helpfulness, and intelligent coopera
tion is the highest achievement of
mankind. It is the cradle of civiliza
tion! ' By living and working to
gether in the home we acquire the
virtues, habits; and skills needed for
the highest success in life. By do
ing, your part in the tasks about the
home by helping to keep it clean, Or
derly and beautiful; by seeking to
make it a peaceful, friendly andVhap
py place; you learn to think, to plan,
and to work with others in ways that
will help you to perform well your
part in any community. Exalt, en
rich and beautify your home. It is
the foundation of your life and happi
ness; the 'first' school of citizenship
and democracy.
In 1947 the 4-H boys and. girls of
Perquimans County and other counties
worked together for better homes and
better home communities in keeping
.with ThWerfuioesls. tl)
Develop talents for. greater useful
ness. 2. Join with friends for work,
fun and fellowship.. 3. Lear to live
,in a changing world: . 4. Choose a
way 'to earn a living. 5. Produce
food and fiber for home and market
il JSl L?v 2S: Creatin better homes ferf better
lem, according to many commenta-t;,.,
the party policies which was climaxed iT,2!.,!f .!?iJ,?i'nJi8-
ttjlJZrZZjSii are responsibilities for
Southern States advised the national
chairman that party leaders should
atop considering Southern States fin
the bag" for the party. Meanwhile,
GOP leaders sensing an opportunity
to cause faction within the' Demo
cratic party are abetting the pro
posed legislation. "",
Democratic leaders in the Senate, it
: was reported this week, have advised
the GOP leaders that ' Democratic
, support might be obtained for the re
duction of income tax providing the
present measure now up for Senate
' consideraUon is scaled down from 6
and one-half billion to something near
four billions.. Senator Berkley is re
ported as having offered the proposal
to the GOP. ' , ' '
Communist Russia this week seiz-
t control, pt uzecnosiovaJEla in a
nity improvement. 10. Serve as citi
sens in maintaininsr world neace
4-H leaders hope that during the
week of March 17 the public will be
come more aware of .the 4-H. Club
program and many boys and girls, not
now members will become part of
some 4-H Club and that more men and
women will offer their services to be
come local leaders and have a part in
the : development of our . citizens of
tomorrow.. , v.,
Monogram Oub Plans
Election Of Queen
The Monogram Club of Perquimans
High . School is readying . plana, for
the selection of a Monogram Queen
for 1948. Members of the club, which
is composed of students having been
awarded a monogram for school ac-
Miss Frances Maness, Perquimans
County Home Agent for the past
eight years, has tendered her resig
nation to become effective March 15,
it was announced here this week. In
tendering her resignation to the mem
bers of the Board of County Commis
sioners, Misg Maness announced that
she will enter the University of Ten
nessee for the spring quarter begin
ning March 22 to do graduate work in
the field of home economics.
Named as County Agent for Per
quimans in February of 1940, Miss
Maness immediately began the task
of building up the organization of the
county home demonstration clubs and
the 4-H clubs in this community. The
success that these clubs have gained
over the years can be credited to the
fine work accomplished by the home
agent. Membership in the home dem
onstration clubs has increased and
interest in the club work has advanc
ed Minder the direction and supervi
sion of Miss Maness, who also has
had a big part in the growth of the
4-H club enthusiasm in this county.
In addition to . her work with the
home demonstration and 4-H clubs,
Miss Maness has also been active in
civic affairs during her tenure as
county home agent. She directed the
Red Cross Roll Call drives for the
past three years in a most efficient
manner and engaged in other civic activities.
According to information available
today, no action has been taken to
ward the appointment of a successor
to the position. It is understood that
at the present time the Extension De
partments under which home demon
stration agents work; is finding it
difficult to supply the demands for
home agents. -
Rites Held Sunday
For f'rsitlicl Pierce
Mrs. Ethel Mae Pierce, 65, died
suddenly at her home on the Hert
ford-Elizabeth City highway last
Friday night at 11:30. She was the
widow of the late William H. Pierce
arid daughter of Mrs. EIriah True-1
blood. White and the late John Q.i
White. I
V Besides her. mother, she is survived
by four sons; ;W. H. Pierce, Jr., of
Elizabeth City, James, Leonard and
Clarence Pierce, all of Hertford Route
Three;, four daughters, Mrs. Otha
Garrett of. Edenton, Mrs. Archie
Chappell -of Hertford, Mrs. Cecil
Sawyer and Mrs. Mathews Smith,
both of Hertford Route Three; two
brothers, Clarence and Dempsey
White, both of 'Hertford Route Three;
two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Bagley of Nor
folk and Mrs. E. H. Gilbert of Lake
wood, Ohio; 15' grandchildren.
'Funeral services were conducted
Sunday, afternoon at 2:30 at the
Lynch Funeral Home in Hertford by
the Rev. E. B. Edwards.
Burial .' was ' In Cedarwood Ceme
tery. .-.-.
Speeding Citations Con
tinue to Lead Actions
f Heard
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court devoted its entire session here
Tuesday morning disposing of traffic
cases cited into the local court. Most
or tne defendants were cited into
court for violation of the speed laws.
Several cases, including a bad check
hearing were continued over to next
week's court.
Entering pleas of guilty to charges
of. passing on curves Irving Kirchen
berg and Albert Beck each were or
dered to pay fines of $5 and costs.
; Upon pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding, Robert Knupp, Harold
Seave, John Strassen, Samuel Hand
ler, Donald Ikeler and Alfonso Ro
berto each paid a fine of j?10 and
costs of court.
.Richard Wasserman, John Seifert,
Matthews Curran, Augustus Eber
hardt, Harvey Groshens, Roland Bish
op, Sheldon Smith, Edward Wittchen,
Herman Vogel, Margaret Peterson.
Milton Abraham and .W. P. Ward en
tered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and paid fines of five dol
lars and court costs. .
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging Ottos Patrick with
reckless driving.
Lindsay Patrick, charged with
reckless driving entered a plea of
guilty and paid a fine of $30 and cost3
of court
A verdict of not guilty was render
ed in the case charging Lawrence Cor
ptew with, driving with improper
; Llewelyn Bembery, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to a charge of fail
ing to stop at an intersection marked
with a stop sign. -He was ordered to
pay the costs of court. :
Third Period Honor
i-H Council Plans
For Annual Banquet
The February meeting of the Per
quimans County 4-H Council was held
last Thursday night at the Hertford
Grammar School, y Twenty-two offi
cers were present for the meeting.
The1 Hertford Grammar School Fifth
Grade Club ranked first place in the
best attendance contest with the
Grammar School Sixth Grade next.
All club officers are urged to attend
the future meetings to support their
clubs. '.
Plans were discussed and made
concerning the 4-H County Council
banquet to be held during National
4-H Club Week, March 1-7. Definite
plans will be announced at a later
Following a discussion on the vari
ous contests and projects for 1948,
the group enjoyed singing and play
ing games.
Released Today
Godless coup, wWcH.yevealed Com-jjivities, have selected a' list of girltf,
snist leaders of U.e small country! n students ' of Perquimans" High
'ned control of, alt major govern-
ratal operations and turned them
r to police and labor organizations
r direction. Thus the small nation
?ame the Seventh country in South
turn Europe to come under the
tion of the Communist influ
ence. . C"osition to the move ' was
cxpreftr . ? y Presi Jent Eduard Benes,
v ho is 1 t y f vor democratic
. form of t but this opposi
tion was t to prevent the
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School, from which the queen will be
chosen. "
Club members, this week) are seek
ing sponsors for each of the girls and
balloting will start as soon as all
sponsors have been contacted. The
election of a monogram queen, was
held for the flnt time last, year and
the honor was won by Miss Annette
Cannon. '. i , - , '
Dealer To Sponsor
John Deere Show ;
'Farmers '; of this trade area will
have an opportunity of seeing what's
raw in agricultural developments next
v 'r when the J.,C Blanchard 4
C r -ny; Ine,, dealers for John Deere
rt,' sponsor a movie at tne
I -4 a Theater. The film developed
1 t V a John Deere Company shows
ment In farm' equipment and
a recommended for present
v f -"line.
V' i iow will be held next "Wednea-
i ; -ch 3 at 10 a. m. s"i t'ekes
. . obtained from L.A.ard's
Bios ' -e in Hertford.
Thirtyfour students, 2agirls" and
11 boys, were listed on the Perquim
ans High School honor roll at the
close of the third marking period, it
was announced today by C. E. Wood
ard, principal, who released the list
of honor students.
Members of the 11th grade led the
school in the number of students
listed on the roll. The list according
to classes follows:
Eighth Grade Billy Morris Benton,
Robert Morris Winslow, Pauline Bur
bage. ' )
Ninth Grade Marion Davis, Vir
ginia Gay, Mary Sue Cook, Ethel
Francis Elliott, Catherine Goodwin,
Calvin Butt, Arthur Wood.
Tenth Grade Catherine Ann
Holmes, Dorothy Brittdn, Pat Phil
lips, 'Laura Hopkins, Ruby Lane,
Marjorie Perry, Claire Hunter.
Eleventh Graide Mary -Lou Butt,
Pat Morris, Tim Perry, Jimmy Rob
bins, Lelia Lee Winslow, Ann Hollo
well, Pearl Hunter, Marie Rountree,
Lindsay Reed, Clarkson White, Maude
Holmes. 1 .
Twelfth Grade Laurastine Brit-
ton, Peggy Cook, Anna Faye Cope
land, : Reginald Tucker, Eugene
Hurdle and Leon Lane.
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" Wiili'am Griest Underwood, 81,'edi-' Meet On Monday -
tor and publisher of the Florida Bea
cons a Republican party paper, died
Wednesday in . rest home in Jack
sonville. He w'as' stricken while in
Orlando last November and. had been
ill ever since. He. was a native of
Uniontown, Pt and came to Jack
sonville in 1926 from New Bern. N. C.
He had no immediate relatives. Fun
eral services will be held Friday.
Mr. Underwood was manager of the
Albemarle Lumber : Company here
from 1904 to. 1918. ' and was well
known. H. T. Holmes of Cleveland,
Ohio, .. was. president of this com
pany. , A. E. Fowler, K M. Fowler,
A. W. Tlefren. Grover C Talbott and
J. W, Beasten were also associated
with the Albemarle Lumber Company.
Mr. Underwood was a director, of
the' Hertford Banking Company; He
was a graduate of Swarthmore Col
lege in Pennsylvania and lived in the
house next to t Railroad on Grubb
Street while 1ft Hertford.
Union Services ,
CcI.cJuIcJ Sunday
' Fifth- Sunday' union services con
ducted by the Kethodist and Baptist
churches - of Hertford will be held
f at 7:80 o'clock at the
t C h, it was announced
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j I t Church, wi". '
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Soil Conservation
Speaking Contest
Draws Local Entries
Unusually bad weather which' caus
ed closing of all schools throughout
the State necessitated the postpone
ment of the North Carolina Soil Con
'servation speaking contests, it was
announced this week by Frank Dog
gett, Extension Conservationist Ac
cording to present plans, county elim
ination contests may be held any day
the week of March 29 to April 2.
Group elimination contests will be
held the week of April 5-9, The final
contest will be held in Raleigh on
April 16.
Several students of Perquimans
High School have already entered the
contest, which is being sponsored by
the North Carolina Banker's Asso
ciation and which is creating much in-'
terest among the school students of
the State. The local contest has add
ed interest inasmuch as four local
business firms have offered a total of
$70 in prizes to be awarded the stud
ents winning the first four places in
the local elimination contest. First
prize of $25 is being offered by J. C.
Blanchard and Co.; second prize, $20
is offered by Major-Loomis Company;
third prize, $16 is offered by The
Southern Cotton Oil Co.; aad fourth
prize of $10 is being offered by Reed
Oil Company.
The State winner will receive $400
in saving bonds; and all-expense trip
for himself or herself and the coach
to the 52nd annual convention of the
Bankers' Association. . The State sec
ond and third place winners will re
ceive $100 and $50 respectively in
saving bonds.
Urged To Get New
Persons' wrth surnames beginning
Plans Being Mzda
For Annual Red eross
Roll Call Campaign
Herbert Nixon Named
As County Chairman;
Drive Opens Soon
Plans are being made this week by
officers of the Perquimans Chapter of
the American Red Crossfor the an
nual Roll Call drive scheduled to get
underway throughout the nation next
week. Local plans have been delayed
somewhat for the annual drive due
to the reorganization of the local
Herbert Nixon has been named as
county chairman of the Perquimans
group, to fill the vacancy caused by
the transfer of Rev. B. C. Reavis to
Wilmington, and Red Cross officials
have visited here recently to assist in
organizing the new set up. This de
lay in organization has slowed up
plans for the membership campaign
but Mr. Nixon staged Tuesday that he
believed plans for the drive will be
completed before the end of this
Pending the naming of a Roll Call
chairman details of the local cam
paign has been held up but a roll call
chairman is expected to be named
within the next day or two and de
tails of the campaign will then be
No quota for the county has been
announced, but it is understood that
the amount assigned Perquimans will
likely be somewhere near the quota
set for 1947, which was $650. Mem
bership in the Red Cross, as in the
past, will be gained by individuals
making a contribution of at least
one dollar.
The local drive, no doubt will fol
low the pattern used in former years
with neighborhood solicitors making
a house to house canvass for member
ships. Names of these solicitors will
be made known as soon as the roll
call chairman has been selected and
the solicitors secured.
Wake Forest Capella
Choir To Appsar At
Baptist Church Sun
Sunday School Confer
ence Also Scheduled
For Next Sunday
The Wake Forest A Capella Choir,
fast becoming known for its interest
ing programs, will appear at the
Hertford Baptist Church next Sun
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, it was
announced here this week. The pro
gram for the Hertford appearance is
an interesting one and music lovers
of this community are assured a well
rounded program of entertainment
The concert will be open to the pub-
with C or D are urged by officials of lie which is cordially invited to attend
Members of the board : of County
Commissioners and Board, of Ed
ucation will meet in regular sessions
next Monday. Present ; indication is
that neither of the boards will have
but routine matters to handle during
the meeting ;-- '- i y '
The Board of Commissioners will
likely make plans for their meeting
as a board of equalisation, r and re
view, to hear complaints concerning
property .valuation, lor iva taxes.
The commissioners will sit as a board
of review beginning March 15.
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Relief Drive Nets ii .
14C0 Lb& OfClothing
: A total of 1400 pounds of' clothing
was" collected through the Churches,
Hom Demonstration Clubs and by
we ioy scout troop oi ueixiora xor
the Overseas "Relief drive conducted
here recently under1 the direction of
Mrs. u y. si. rowier ana u. cagar
White, according to Mr. White who
reported this week ( that the entire
collection had been packed and taken
to. Elizabeth City for . shipment to
New 'Windsor Maryland, ; where the
clothinsr will be sorted and 'packed
for shipment overseas .and later d's
trilitei emong needy 'People7 of Ce
vt " -s eooperetinj "
Hi A. . '. ( v .1 cf Churches, t
the Motor Vehicles Department to get
their new driving licenses as soon as
It is estimated that there are
around 150,000 drivers in North Ca
rolina with surnames beginning with
C or D, and since their period for re
issuance got underway, on January 1,
only 18,000 C's and D have been re-
licensed. . .
"This leaves a long way to go," the
Department pointed out, adding that
"if persons with last names begin
ning with u or ii want, to avoid long
lines, they should get their new li
censes right away." fytfi.-;,.?
The ktw provides that any C and D
caught driving on an old license after
June 80 will be guilty of a misde
meanor and will be punished by a fine
of not less than 126. ' :
The license re-examination program
is ft part of the State's new Highway
Safety Act, passed by, the Jast Leg
islature, Since' the re-issuance pro
gram ' got underway t last July 1,
171,000 new licenses have been Issued,
around 163,000 of tahem going to driv
ers with last names beginning with
A and B. The A and B period lasted
from July 1 through December so,
' m . --mam .M
motor vemcies omciais urge v ana
D drivers to report at tonce to (heir
license examining stations . ana not
to wait 'until the end of the period-
June 30 when a last-minute rash will
probably develop,
The license examination consists of
four parts: A highway Sign test, a
rules of the road test,' a visual test,
and an actual road or driving test
the concert.
A fifth- Sunday School Conference
of the Chowan Baptist Association
will be conducted at the local church
prior to the choir concert. The con
ference will begin at 3 o'clock. Sun
day School workers from each of the
60 churches of the association are
urged to be present.
During the conference plans for
the associational Sunday . School en
largement campaign to be Staged be
tween March 13 and 19 will be dis
cussed and department conferences
will also be held.
Representatives of the association
attending the conference are invited
to stay over for the choir concert
which will immediately follow the
meeting of the associational mem
bers. '
Mr. and Mrs, B. I Gibbs announce
the birth of a son, born Friday, Feb
ruary 20, at ' the ' Medical Center.
Mother and .son are getting , along
nicely.,- : ; ,
Home Missions Plan
Week Of Prayer
A week of prayer for home mis
sions will be observed at the Hert
ford Baptist Church March 1, 2 and
8,' beginning each evening at 7:30
o'clock. , The Annie Armstrong offer
ings will be taken at. these meetings.
All members are urged to attend.
Legion Groups To
Hold Joint Meeting
' Members of the Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of (ho American Legion and the ;
Legion Auxiliary -will hold a Joint
t meeting "on Friday night, March S.
at eignt o'clock in" tne courthouse la
Hertford, it was - announced, here to-
day. , ' - r ; , v - ,
,Some very important subjects will "
be discussed at this 'mooting and all .
members of both groups are urged te -attend.
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