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'Volume XV. Number 11.
tiertiora, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 12, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year
C!ub Arriving Here
To Train H 24
Spring-like Weather Is
Reviving v Interest of
GABE IN THE WARDS
Members of the Norfolk Baseball
Club are expected to begin arriving
in Hertford for the opening of their
spring training camp on March '24,
" according to information received here
by Mrs. J. H. Bagley of , the Hotel
Hertford, where the clubwill make,
" ita headquarters during the training
period in Hertford.. Some 35 to 45
- candidates for the Yankee farfra team
are expected to report here! for the
spring training session which will
get under way on Monday, March 25.
- H, P. ; Dawson' president of the
Tars, has reported that the Tars will
have a new manager this year, Bud-
' dy Hassett, who managed the club
last year has been moved up as man
ager of the Binghamton club, which
will train in Edenton. The Tars will
play some exhibition games here in
Hertford, although the exact number
lias not been released. The major ex
bJbition games for the club will be
played in Norfolk prior to the open
ing of the Piedmont League season.
The-Tars will u'se Memorial Field
as their training, center, and ar
rangements are being made, jt is un
derstood, for 'students of the Per
v quimans High School to use an ad
' joining field for physical training pur
poses while the Tars occupy Memorial
'Field. According to reports, the Nor
folk players will be stationed in
. Hertford for .approximately five to'
six weeks preparing for the opening
of the baseball season.
.Spring-like weather of the past
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Hit And Run Driver
By Recorder's Judge
Motion For Jury Trial
2 Granted In Bad Check
Case; Speeders Fined
aildteit it American liters aerrtog to Caiiwny fid th
Amerieu Red Creaa MiU with them when lUnew bring, the young.
.Inwan Army or Nary hoepittU More th.n BedCroM bo
plul workers ContimM to serve our occupation troops oreww.
Indicate Red Cross
Drive Hearing Goal
With diplomatic situations appear
ing to gow more tense, Congres
sional committees this week pushed
the measures calling for aid to Eu
Indians Win First
Round Game In
A minimum sentence of one year
on the roads, suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of $500 and ' costs of
court and the revocation of drivers
license was meted out to Richard
Smith, Negro, y Judge Charles E.
Johnson in Perquimans Recorder
Court here Tuesday after Smith had
been found guilty on three counts;
assault with a deadly weapon, hit
and run and driving drunk. Judge
Johnson set an appeal 'bond at $500. 1
According to evidence introduced!
Smith was driving a truck which
struck Ira Jones, Negro, and failed
to stop after the accident.
Fines of five dollars and court
costs were taxed against William
Ross, William Swissbrick, Ben Kar
ton, Arthur Jones, Mariam Wolfe,
1 Charles Patt, John Scanlan, William
1 Vogeder and Max Silverman, all of
1 whom entered pleas of guilty to
i charges of speeding.
I John Midgette, Aaron Scwimmer,
Perquimans I Joseph Barnett, Herbert' Spencer,
Margaret Kenny and Willie Rountree
200 Attend Farewell
Party For Miss Maness
More than 200 residents of Per
quimans County, members of the 13
home demonstration clubs, their hus
bands and friends, gathered at the
high school on Tuesday night to honor
Miss Frances Maness, County Home
A cent, who leaves Mondav to enter
the University of Tennessee, having AOUnty Chairman ASKS
lesigneu iir putsiuun nere.
A very interesting program featur
ing a home talent radio show with
talent selected from the various clubs
was presented during the evening.
Miss Maness was presented with
two sterling silver engraved vases as
a going-away present from the club
Refreshments of ice cream, cake
and mints were served those attend
ing the party.
Coach Joe Levinson's
Indiana basketball ipam. which Inst
win. Kdnnvfa frtm Wgehinvmii 1 . , i .11 1 t i 1 m , O " " - j
nTnA o ttw s" ita ; L : U " 6 " a' charged with speeding paid fines
r" I " l Z ' " i. "8i we.e' ""U"KK" "- me :Kmot UO and-costs of court.
m wry column JBonaay nigm wnen tney A fine of $25 and costs wag assess
Legion Groups Held
Joint Meeting Last
Plans For a Memorial
Building Discussed By
night sessions to rush
Marshall Plan. Meanwhile
land a- paper citing the need
aid to Great Britain was released
a British economic official. He point
ed out that serious conditions will :
prevail throughout England unless
aid from America is forthcoming.
in Fnr v j j Til Y ii- T o j. 7 A A llne 01 fio Bnu osis was assess-1 ;
AruT handed theRoPW Hl8h School netters 'd against Burch Sheffield after he 1 Le&'n a
lllLrthv fu r 8 dtf,el m the firatu round oflntered a plea of 11 to a thargeheld. a jo
leased by tne Lions Club tournament beimr held ha :ir- u..-. tural Rni
Plans for raising a substantial
building fund for the construction of
a Memorial building in Hertford was
i discussed by members of the Win.
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ram oiamngs l ost ot the American
Solicitors to Complete
Task By Saturday .
Robert Hollowell, chairman of the
Perquimans County Red Cross Roll
Call, reported Tuesday night that in
complete reports received by him up
to that time indicated that local soli
citors are nearing the county goal of
$825, and he expressed hope thai; so
licitors can and will complete the
county canvass by Saturday night of
Thus far the chairman has not re-
I ceived returns from any of the co
chairmen or solicitors but reports on
j contributions received have been made
and these unofficial reports reveal
: that local residents are supporting
the annual Red Cross membership
I drive. Mr. Hollowell is requesting all
! Cftlitit-nrc malfa ronnrfo tn Him n Q
soon as possible after each has com
pleted the canvass of the territory
assigned. The officials of the local
chapter are anxious to close the drive
as rapidly as possible with hopes that
PerquinTans County will again be
among the first counties of the State
t meet quotas assigned.
The local goal of $825 was divided
into sub-quotas for various territories
of the county and a co-chairman was
Hollowell to direct the
the Lions Club tournament being held
this week at Plymouth.
Off to a slow start, the Indians
picked up power in the game Monday
and soon outclassed the Roper boys,
and Legion Auxiliary which i named by Mr.
oint meeting at the Aericul- campaig'n of each locality. Archie T.
of speeding 74 miles per hour. i tural Building in Hertford on March j Lane is serving as co-director of the
Prayer of judgement was continued fUI-th. j county, Mrs. J. H. Towe is chairman
in the case of Allan Bovanizer who Definite action toward opening of a ' of the drive for Hertford, with Henry
was chareed with iDassine a school drive for funds for the building which C. Sullivan directing the canvass in
'Score at half time was 12-11 in favor
this 0f Perquimans. During the second
The ipolitical pot simmered
week with announcements by Presi- t,oif
several days has ttedled JhinteJjesU d),nt Truman Jhat he wjll be a candi-jdians really lbegan to click and led by
"A . i . J , j Kr l .raw Ior -elecuon ana one Dy uen-, Webb, Pitt, and Tucker, who scored
much talking u blnr done about the era! ; Douglas MacArthur that he will 16 14 and eiht points respectively,
. Tars training camp.nd the opening- accept.the nomination if it is tend- the Indians romped home in frent.
. of the bemarle .League, in which ered. According to reports, thePresi-1 By virtue of the victory over Roper
"wmJ . the Indians won the right to enter the
the Perquimans Baseball Uiub repotrt. means to halt rumors in certain fcreas 8econd round .f the tournament Wed
progressr is, being, made, in , lining up . that he will not be a candidate for the nesday night when they played Bel
players for., thef local team for the i office. The MacArthur boom seem- haven winner of the game over Creg.
coming season. They, announced the, ingly gained gppund through the ef- wen
, v signing of .Ed McCarty, Duke Univer-( forts of Hearst newspapers to further The Perquimans Squaws - also en-
sity? as manager for the Indian? and the MacArthur cause. The first of a tered the meet and will play their
t .uvjr.wv twW .. ;ziycrw.eiwtjuns wuefceruuiieueic- tint--game Thursday night, meeting)
5 the team. i . i held in New Hampshire this week
with Truman winning all Democratic
delegates while the Republican dele
gates were split between Dewey and
Court costs were taxed against
the prosecuting witness, Elsie Felton,
Negro, in the case charging Tiny
Harvey, Negro, with assault.
The case charging Mrs. L. E. Craft
with issuing a worthless check was
moved up to the Superior Court cal
endar after Judge Johnson granted a
motion for a trial by jury; The case
is to be listed for the April term of
l Four cases involving four defend
'ants charged with larceny were con
: tinued until the next term of Record
will provide soace for Lecinn mnof. the hnsiness section of Hertford.
ings, public gatherings, Boy and Girl i The colored division is under the
Scouts, the County Library and other , direction of H. E. Brown, who is
community affairs await further plans handling the drive in Hertford. Wil-
to De mapped out for a county-wide liam Stroud is the co-chairman for the
Edna IH Crowned
Selective Service, which handled the
' Miss Edna Earle. Hurdle, jnember
of the 10-B class.at Perquimans Coun
ty High School, was' trowned. queen
of the PCHS, Monogram Club for
1948 at a special ceremony held at
the local high schooL
Miss Hurdle i was ' sponsored , by
, Major-Loomis ft Company in the con
' test for the selecting "Mono Queen"
la which 23 other girls were sponsor
4 by different business firms in Hert
- Twenty-four girls were" sponsored
. and bottles with each of the girls'
names were placed in business firms
s throughout town. Each vote cost one
'7 penny4 - Ai. the close of the contest
last week the bottle containing the
most money decided which of the
: girls ' would be "Queen For ADay.
' Miss Hurdle was, presented at the
' ceremony yrith a sterling Silver com
pote with her name and Mono Queen
1948 engraved inside. She "was pre
sented a strand of pearls, compliments
of the Wright Jewelry .Store here.
: She also receive a corsage of roses
; and complimentary tickets to the Al
bemarle Conference games.
The Queen ' was carried 'into the
' auditorium of the local high school
on a throne by the .members of the
Monogram Club, where she was
crowned and the gifts were presented.
County Fcrest Warden
Issues Fire Warning
J. !w. Nowell, Perquimans County
Forest 'Warden, today issued a warn
ing that burning permits must be se
. wired prior to starting any fires at
, a distance greater than 500 feet from
a dwelling house and within 500 feet
of any protected area. : Failure t se
cure burning permits is punishable
under the laws of North Carolina by
a fine of not more than $50 (St a jail
sentence of not more than 30 days.
Burning permits may be secured
without cost by applying to .one" of
' the following persons In Perquimans
Roy Gregory, Woodville (Perquim-
ans and Pasquotank Con-'-?). .
R L, rvoLbins, E -?.r j I ("? v
'aie H. Jorfan, Eor's 2, r-frnt--(r
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drafting of men into the armed
forces,. General : Lewis Hersey, head
of the Office ' of ' Selective Service.
Records, stated this week that an or
ganization of. Selective Service, re
serves was being prepared to provide
reasonable preparedness in case of
future needs. The General stated
that a system similar to a program
conducted from 1935 to 1940 is being
set up in six regions of the nation.
Republicans joined forces with
Democratic Congressmen this week to
defeat part of the civil rights mea
sures which would deny allocation of
certain Federal funds to states dis
criminating against Negroes. $ The
members, however,, averted a record
vote on the controversial anti-discrimination
amendment Which goes beyond
President Truman's civil rights pro-v
': Nations of Western JEurope, includ
ing England, France, Belgium and
the Netherlands, are reported work
ing, toward an economic agreement
which may develop into a military
pact as an anti-Communist move to
maintain the western democratic
status-quo in the western portion of
Europe. Reports from the meeting
of the representatives indicate that
the United States may ie asked to
join in the pact from a military
the Plymouth girls. The local girls
drew a bye for the first round.
Twenty-five teams are- entered in
the tournament which is being spon
sored by the Plymouth Lions Club.
Finals of the . court contests are
scheduled to be played Saturday
Winslow Vows Are
Spoken At Belvidere
Ptew Beauty Shop
Opens This Week
. Hertford's newest beauty salon, the
Hotel Beauty Shop, opened ; here
Thursday with Mrs. Ruth West, of
Belhayen, as operator and manager,
it was announced today by Mrs. J. H.
Bagley, owner of .the shop. ,
The shop is located in the Hotel
Hertford Building and is equipped
with the' latest and most -modern
beauty shop equipment
Favor? were presented (o the large
number, of persons : attending the
opening of the new shop, 1
SUNBEAMS TO IIT.'ST -
8 Sunbeams . of the Baptist
i will meet Wor. -y a. on,
h 15, at 8:30 o'clo; Ail mem-
To Meet On Monday
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners and the county tax
supervisor will meet in the Court
House in Hertford on Monday, March
15 as a Board of Equalization and
At that time the Board will hear
complaints on property valuations
listed in the' county and make what
ever adjustments they deem justified.
Persons desiring to make complaints
about their county taxes are request
ed to see the review board during the
time it sits Inasmuch as it will be
difficult to secure corrections after
The Board of Review will continue
to meet each', day until all business
presented has been handled. How
ever, Judging from past years, few
complaints are expected-to be made
and it is likely that the Board will
complete its work during the first day
of meeting. -
Newby Rites Held
At Elizabeth City
Charles Newby. 79,""of; Durants
Neck, died in a Norfolk hospital last
Saturday afternoon , after a short ill
fiess. He was' a native of Perquimans
County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Marjtha Bateman Newby, two daugh
ters Estelle -Newby and Mrs. J. O.
Barnette of Norfolk, five sons, Char
lie, George, Radmond and B. J. New
by of ..Norfolk and Thomas Newby of
New Hope; 14 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren., - Jnineral ser
vices were conducted in Elizabeth
City on Monday afternoon by the
Rev.: A. P. Brantley. . Interment was
in an Elizabeth City cemetery.
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Mr. and Mrs. .Caleb J. Raper of
Belvidere announce the engagement
of their daughter, Mary Lina, ,to
Thomas Rudolph Butt, son of Mr. and
Mrs.. Isaac C. Butt, of New ,U?e.
The wedJing will take . pic ft. the
Piner Wooa Friends Chuiv , . nr.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fer
nando White in Belvidere on Saturday
afternoon, February 28, Miss Frances
E. Winslow, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Winslow of Edenton,
formerly of Perquimans County, be
came the bride of Gordon Winslow,
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Winslow
of Perquimans County. The Rev.
Mrs. Fernando White performed the
ceremony in the presence of the im
The bride was attired in a gray
wool suit with green accessories, and
wore an orchid corsage. The couple
had as their only attendants Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Winslow, brother and sister-in-law
of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Winslow attended both the
Edenton and. Perquimans County high
schools and? was a former employee
of the Rose store, in Edenton. vr
- Mr. Winslow is a graduate of the
Perquimans .County high school, and
is at prominent Perquimans County
farmer, t '
The newlyweds are making their
home with the bridegroom's "arents
near Belvidere. :
fund raisins' caniDaiern. Estimated
costs of the building, which is sched
uled to be constructed upon a portion
of the Town lot on Grubb street, is
said to be approximately forty thous
A. R. Bridgford, manager and
operator of the Edenton Air Service',
which recently contracted with the
Town" of Edenton for the Aviation
facilities and operation rights of the
Edenton Naval Air Station spoke
briefly to the members present.
Bridgford told the group that the
Edenton Air Service will be engaged
in many phases of viation. One of
the most outstanding activities will
be its flight school. It will be a gov
ernment aproved CAA Commercial
He explained that veterans can take
advantage of their eligibility under
the GI Bill of Rights. The flying
school will be approved by the Vet
erans Administration and the State
Department of Education.
Miss Frances Cely, a member of
the Perquimans County High School
faculty, gave several interesting
It W,as announced that Sgt. 'Paul
Fisher, Army Recruiting Officer will
be the guest of the Legion at its
next meeting, the first Friday night
in April, and he will $how a number
of interesting films pertaining to the
army recruiting program.
county lying south of Perquimans
River, and R. L. Kingsbury is the co
chairman for the territory north of
Individuals are being asked to. con
tribute what they can toward the goal
but as in past years membership in
the Red Cross requires a contribution
of at least one dollar. .
Five From Here Will
.. vh 7, 1948, at 6:U o
' W. M. Byrum, 64, of Hertford, died
Monday night in the Albemarle Hos
pital. He was the son of the late
Jesse and Jane Dail Byrum.
.survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Mary Jane Byrum; two eons. Jowdie
and W. M. Byrum, Jr., both of Nor
folk,- two daughters, Mrs. Edgar
Howell of Tyher and Miss Elizabeth
Byrum of Hertford and seven irrand-
children. . .
Funeral service.R wer conducted
T"Niesday afternoon at 8 o'clock at
I Hertford : r Assembly Church.
&wal followed in the family ceme
tery in Chowan County, v. ;.
VFW;Club To Hold
Ope;, . House Saturday
Members of the Perquimans Post
of the Veterans of Foreign, Wart will
nold open house at their , club rooms
Saturday night, March 15, beginning
!Lt 9 o'clock. , - 7 ' ' J "
T9 ret will also hold an Easter
cance it t.e club rooms on Saturday,
T "arch 7, ? ' kets for the dance will
la placed oa sale during this week-
Mrs. J. R. Futrell, Mrs. Lawrence
Towe, Mrs. J. H. Towe, Mrs. Kelly
White and Miss Davey Jo Lumsden
plan to attend the District meeting
of the Business and Professional
Women's Club, which will be held in
Roanoke Rapids, Sunday. They will
be the guests of the Rocky Mount
The group of local women were in
vited to the district meeting follow
ing a' meeting of Business and Pro
fessional women which was held at
the Hotel Hertford with Mrs. J. H.
Bagley as hostess on last Wednesday
evening. . Much interest in an or
ganization of a Woman's Club was j
shown at the local meeting and the;
invitation to the district meet was i
made in order that the ' local group
might become more familiar with the
work of the organization.
Sixty Attend Annual
4-H Club Banquet
The Perquimans County 4-H Club
County Council brought to a close its
observance of National 4-H Club
Week with a covered dish supper last
Friday evening in the high school
auditorium with approximately sixty
parents and club members attending.
Jesse James, Assistant State 4-H
Club leader was guest speaker for
the occasion. He gave an interesting
talk on club work, basing his remarks
on the 4-H club pledge which offers
a challenge to clearer thinking, great
er loyalty, larger service and to bet
ter living. Mr. James was introduced
by Ray Lane of the 5th grade club in
Hertford Grammar School. Others
appearing on the program were Harry
Lee Winslow. Mrs. J. D. Yeates, Janie
Winslow, Horace Layden, Evelyn
Chappell 'and Janice Yagel.
Miss Frances Maness, Perquimana
County Home Demonstration Agents
was presented with a lovely piece of
silver as a token of appreciation by
the club, of her splendid work. Miss
Maness is resigning and plans to en
ter the University of Tennessee for
the spring term. The presentation
was made by Horace Layden, Presi
dent of the Council.
The parents as well as the children
entered into and enjoyed the thirty
minute recreation, period at the con
clusion of the program.
Central PTA Meeting
Next Monday Night
The PTA of Perquimans Central
Grammar School will hold its regular
meeting Monday night at the school
auditorium at 7:30 o'clock. The Win
fall community has arranged a very
interesting program, using as their
Subject, "Recreation a Community
Responsibility." The devotional will
be conducted by Mrs. C. O. Fowler.
A solo, "The Holy City," will be sung
by J. P. Snipes. A funny reading,
"The Deacon's Courtship," special
E. H, Cannon of Cannon Cleaners 1 music by Mrs. Hopkins and a talk by
today announced his firm will offer I Mr. Levinson on the subject of the
local residents an additional service evening. Everyone is urged to come.
beginning Monday, March 15, when a I
wet' wash laundry service will, be es
tablished in connection with the
cleaning-business. ; , ; , -
The firm -hag constructed an addi
tional building in connection with its The regular meeting of the Board
cleaning jilant, which will house the of Commissioners for the Town of
laundry service ' and a number of . Hertford,, scheduled for last .Monday
Bendix ' washers, purchased by the I night, was postponed until next Mon-.
firm, are now being installed. - 'day night because of the absence from
Town Board To Meet
Next Monday Night
Present plans call. for the service
to begin Monday if installation of ma
chinery is completed, by that time,
the city of Mayor V. N. Darden, who
returned home Tuesday after visiting
at Rochester, N. V.;,