r-"i .-. .. fir A 1 v :t LY v c.ume XV. Number 9. Hertford, Perquimans County, North CarolinajYiday, February 27, 1948. , $1.50 Per Year; G:;:3C::riS2ascnf 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 . (Continued from Page One) urdny sessions and announce dates for holding them. the .in r 1 ' &$FW' 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 i IlkilUUtf mV I aJUIIIV WWW I III V 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- commu- 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 lights. ; 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 date. 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 cJap '7 . . i 'j - ' 4 I FIi: , I r Year V-iim- -""torn or t " a.;Ml. 1 " ' C.hrain t'ie p.- j . .V.'.emarle I , !.. r -wilh i n the league 1 i of the I.rquimans ' Ch.1 "-'v hr ' t ?ys w j l The ii t with a r n and :rrs. 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. ANNOUNCZ" r. and Mrs. C ' jvl!!e, on T ' V 9 j . v. i ' jn E. 7 4, Former Resident rS TV : 1 Vs lonaa County Boards To " 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 i: . c w. Dui: , r- j I t Church, wi". ' - "".!' 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 chapter. 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 week. 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 announced. 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 rt't' in 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. iy,Jii. II In I i , . 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 possible. 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. ' . BE&TH ANNOUNCEMENT 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. :,.v 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. . , v i , j ;'-'. v'i'"l .Vi fx 4 s -.' if 0'