? Volume XV. Number 19,
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"Hertf ord, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 7, J948.
DPV Ciub Meeting
Perquimans : Club
County Committee t j
Named For Umsiead 1
An eighteen-member committee . to
handle Senator William B. Umstead's
candidacy for re-election wag named
for Perquimans County at a meeting
of the group last Saturday afternoon.
Members of , the committee are
Charlie Vann, who will serve as cam
paign manager; mil White, former
trnnivtiA WlfK 9Q flioi. " representative; Charles White,
gdlUZCU niinOnar-, County Commissioner: Joe H. Towe.
auto dealer; V. N. -Darden, Mayor of
Hertford; J. W. Ward, register of
deeds; W. H. Oakey, Jr., attorney; M.
G. Owens, sheriff,. B. "M. Riddick,
banker; F. T. Mathews, president of
the T Farm Bureau; C. P. Morris,
manager of Southern Cotton Oil
Company; A. R. winslow, Jr., lum
berman S. D. .Banks, farmer; W. H.
Pitt, clerk of court; Shelton Chappell,
past commander American Legion;
D. M. Jackson, wholesaler; Charles
E. Johnson, attorney; B. C. Berry,
. ", John Cofferyvof the U. S. Public
' Health Service and district supervisor
of the Malaria Control Unit and K. J.
lyevi District Sanitarian for --thi
Health jf Department, were guest
' speakers at the Perquimans Business
- and Professional Women's Club meet
ing held last Friday night at the Ag
riculture Building. The need for mar
; laria control especially in the swamp
areas of Perquimans County was
pointed out by the two speakers and
members of the BPW Club were re-
- quested to back the program whole
heartedly both as individuals and as
a club. The club voted to endorse
the program and further plans for
, pushing malaria control in this com
munity; , Mrs. Ralph Perry and Mrs.
, Clyde Layden, local residents whose
homes and communities were sprayed
during 1946 by : the U. S. Public
Health Service, told the club members
of the benefits received by the pro-
1 Mrs. Ruby Blythe, president of the
Rocky Mount BPW Club, was present
. at the meeting and assisted in the organization-of
the Perquimans Club by
reading the by-laws and the closing
of the charter. She was accompanied
by two members .if the Rocky Mount
' Club, Miss Mildred Dozierand Miss
Jessie .Flythe. Plans for the initia
tion of other projects were also dis-
cussed. , .' '
Twenty-three Perquimans women
the BPW Club. They are Mrs. J. H.
s Bagley, Mrs. T. PBrinn, Mrs. Hud
make up the charter membership of
son Butler, Miss Mary Inez Chappell,
Mrs. ;A. W. Chappell, Miss Synova
Chappell, Miss Elizabeth Fowler, Mrs.
v Rt.N. Fowler.'Mra.-' Jesse Lee Harris,
Mrs. D.. M. Jackson, Mrs, Addie N.
JoneSj iss Pviyf jo jiUjiisdeOf Mjaj
K.atnryn M0Diey irs. , viola men
man, Mrs. Earl-' Perry, Mrs. Tom
Perry, Misa Phyllis' Rees, Mrs. R. B.,
Thatch, Mrs. Lawrence Towe, Mrs
W. W. Trueblood, Miss Audrey Umph
lett, Mrs. James Wilder, Mrs. Julian
A. White and. Miss Kathryn White.
Delegates Picked For
Perquimans County Democrats,
meetingin County Convention, last
1 Saturday afternoon named 11 party
- members . to serve as delegates and
alternates ? to the State Democratic
Convention, scheduled to be held in
Raleigh on Thursday, May 20.
1 The County convention opened with
C P. Morris being selected as county
chairman and Max Campbell as sec
retary, t ,
: Delegates and alternates named to
v the , State convention ' were ' B. C.
Berry, Clarence W. Phillips, E. Leigh
Winslow, Charles E. Johnson, Tim
Brinn, V. N. Darden, C. P. Morris,
, Max Campbell, w. W. White. J.. Em
mett Winslow iand WE. Dail. The
convention, also,' directed that other
Democrats from the county in post
tion to attend the State Convention
should serve as delegates. ." . -
'Electrical Safety T
. The killers' and 'firebujrg' hidiwr
: in electric, wires must be kept under
control,'; according to I. C.. Yagel,
county agent for the State College
. Extension Service. "They may strike
..without warning,' When used safely,
electricity brings happiness to the en
tire family and helps take-the back
ache out of routine farm chores."
The National Safety Council recom
mends three steps for electrical
safety. ' ')'"
The first step is a safe wiring Job.
All wiring should be inspected by
qualified inspector certified by the
" prjeer supplier. Circuits, outlets and
V c'es should be plarped to meet
C .3 i-ieds without overloading. Tem
porary wiring, unnecessary extension
cords and other amateurish installa
tions should be' avoided. The entire
wiring system is no safer thai its
The second step is good electrical
ar;Mances safety installed. - When
you buy electrical appliances look for
. 9 "UL" label ai'gnifvlng that, the
tVilpme-. Kr t-n tc -i and ap
pro vej i , r- ly the U.. 'orwrfters
ry c , ..pment
Feted By Rotaria
Members of Perquimans High
School girls and boys and junior var
sity basketball teams were guests of
the Hertford Rotary Club at the
meeting of the club Tuesday. night at
the Hotel Hertford. The Rotarians
feted the teams upon completion of a
successful season. Everett Case, bas
ketball coach at N. C. State College
was the guest speaker for the oc
. Members of the teams were in
troduced to the Rotarians by coaches
Joe H. Levinson and Miss Faye Jes-
Following a delicious dinner served
by the Hotel, Mr.' Case talked briefly
to the club members and guests about
the grovtb of basketball in North
Carolina and told of the plans being
made at State College in regards to
expansion of gyrfr facilities and the
prospects, for the College team for
the next few years? ' "
ft '. A highlight of his talk tvas tiie dis
toosurg. that .Case 'and ,St
authorities are attem pti ng to arrange
an exhibition basketball game, to Te
held in Raleigh early in July, be
tween members of the' American
Olympic basketball team which will
represent the United' States in the
Olympic games to be held in London
during the latter part of this summer.
Topping off the evening's program
Mr. Case showed a film of the State
College-St. John's basketball game
which was played in New YoTk last
Mrs. R. B. Cox Honored
As Auxiliary Officer
Mrs. R. B. Cox was honored by St.'
Catherine's Auxiliary of Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church in celebration of
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
beginning of her term of office as
treasurer of the organization, on
Monday night, when the Auxiliary
met at the home of Mrs. W. H. Hud
son arid Miss Mae Wood Winslow.
The celebration, field after the close
of the program which followed the
devotional and business session, was
a complete surprise to the honoree,
who was ushered into the dining room
by Miss Winslow. Numerous candles
in silver candlesticks lighted the room
and. silver, vases held long-stemmed
reset .wed in decoration. -There, was
a beautifully arranged centerpiece on
the dining table of pink roses in a
silver bowl. At one end of the' table
was arranged the ""birthday"! cake
with its twenty-five glowing candles.
After the guests had been served
ice cream and cakje, Mrs. Cox was
presented with a lovely silver neck
lace, with a card bearing n inscrip
tion of love and gratitude from the
Auxiliary. '..;.. ','v, ' -'-J-
: Mrs. Cox thanked her fellow-werk-ers,
with whom she has been associ
ated for so many year i with, a.few
well-chosen words, assuring, them of
her,' deep appreciation of the honor.
$1.50 Per Year.
County Board Hears
Number Of Requests
At Meeting Monday
Commissioners In Favor
Of Oregon Inlet Pro
ject as Planned
A number of delegations appeared
before the . Perquimans Board of
Commissioners, who met in regular
session last Monday. Representatives
of the Hertford Business and Profes
sional Women's Club requested the
Board to consider including a sum of
money in the next fiscal budget to'
carry out a malaria control project
approved by the District Health De
partment. The BPW also went on
record as favoring the health pro
gram as it is being carried out in
No action was taken on the above
request' at this time, but the Board
members advised the delegation they
were investigating the project.
'A group of colored residents of the
Winfall and Belvidere communities
In Brief Session
Disposes 15 Cases
Traffic Violations Head
Docket In Tuesday's
Activities on the part of the State
Highway Patrol, in enforcement of
thaf State's new traffic laws and the
slackening off of highway traffic has
resulted in a decrease in the number
of fcases listed on the Perquimans
Recorder's Court docket. Only 15
cases were on the calendar at the ses
sion held Tuesday. Six of these were
Ralph Carlino entered a plea of
guilty to speeding and paid a fine of
r$l6 and costs of court.
David Hinkel, Francis Newman,
Wallace Freedman, Joe Tomlinson
and Thomas Ambrose, Jr., each en
tered a plea of guilty to charges of
speeding and paid' fines of $5 and
costs of court.
A motion for non-suit was allowed
requested the Board to appropriate in' the case charging -Charlie Elliott
the sum of $40 per month to be used with reckless driving.
as the county's portion of salary for
a Negro County Home Agent. The
Board tabled this matter until July 1,
when a new budget will be drawn.
On motion passed, the Board went
on record with a resolution endorsing
and commending the State Highway
Patrol for its work and activities in
this section during, the past six
months, and especially commended the
Patrol for decreasing the number of
accidents for the same period of time.
W. H. Oakey, Jr., appeared before
the Board and requested the Com
missioners to endorse a project which
calls for the widening of Oregon In
let channel. That Board endorsed
this project wholeheartedly.
The Board approved the application
of Miss Ida Roberts, home economics
teacher in the Williamston High
School, to fill the vacancy as County
Home Agent.. Miss RobertB has ap
plied for the position formerly filled
by Miss Francesaness. - The appli
cant is a resident of Currituck Coun
ty and has had several years experi
ence in the work handled by the home
High School Completed By Committee
Town Board Leases
Hertford Town Board meeting in
special, session last Friday night,
opened a number of bids submitted
for a lease of the farming rights of
the land located on the Harvey Point
Naval base. -
. The bid submitted by Robert Har
rell was accepted by the Board, after
each and all bids had been considered.
The Harrell bid calls for the Town to
receive $625 for the farming rights
for the first, year; $1250.00 for the
second year and $1525 for each year
Sub-leasing bids accepted by the
Town for any part of the Harvey
Point Station must be approved by
the Navy Department before the sub
lease becomes effective.
Oscar Duewall and John Hall,
charged with reckless driving, en
tered, pleas of guilty and paid fines of
$25 and costs of court.
Allen Miller, Negro, was finpd $25
and costs of court on charges of driv
ing without an operator's license.
Warner Bateman, charged v i'h
driving with improper lights, plead
guilty and paid a fine of $lu and
Joshua Simpson, Negro, was fined
$25 and costs of court on charges of
driving without a license.
The State took a nol pros with
leave in the case charging W. O. Don
ald with fishing without a license.
Costs of court were taxed against
Willie Williams, Negro, prosecuting
witness in the case charging Tieatrice
Lee, Negro, with larceny.
Arthur Felton, Negro, charged with
non-support, was given a 90-day road
sentence, suspended upon payment of
c'lfevt. costs and V10 for use, of .lanie
Dempsey for pavment of a hospital
Perquimans Nine To
Play E. City Sunday
Climaxing several weeks of pre
season practice members of the Per
quimans Baseball Club, local entry
in the Albemarle League, will meet
the Elizabeth CJty representatives in
a game on Memorial Field here Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
While the local team will not have
the complete roster of players, ex
pected to make up the team during
the summer, suclf local players as Red
Kimbrell, Bud Cayton, Harmon
Young, Jack Craig, Joe Nowell, Ret
Davis, George Wood and Joe Levin
son will play in the exhibition Sun
day afternoon. .
The Perquimans Club played the
Representatives in Elizabeth City last
Sunday afternoon and won by a 3-2
Annual WMU Meeting
At Bethel May 12th
The annual meeting of the Per
quimans County WMU will be held
at the Bethel Church on Wednesday,
May 12, beginning at 10:30 A. M., it
was announced- today by Mrs. I. A.
The theme of the meeting will be
"Turn on the Light." Three State
WMU leaders have been secured to
bring messages to the gathering.
These are Mrs. W. E. White of Cole
rain, Mrs. .Gordan Maddrey of Ahos
kie and the Rev. W. P. Milne of Au
lander. Others having a part on the pro
gram are the Rev. J. R. Byerly, Mrs.
Morris Griffin, Mrs. Lawrence Perry,
Mrs. R. B. Hollowell, Mrs. Tom
Madre, Mrs. Fred Matthews, Mrs. G.
R. Tucker and the Rev. C. W. Duling.
Luncheon will be served at 12:30
and the afternoon session will begin
at 1:30 o'clock.
A conference, held for the purpose
of attempting to settle differences be
tween railroad operators and a union,
collapsed at Chicage early this week
and indications are that a nation
wide railroad strike may come off on
May 11, unless action is taken by
the Federal Government or the con
ference is able to resume negotiations.
Opan May 8 And 15
A registration period for all per
sons in Perquimans County who have
become 21 years' old since the last
election or who have moved from one
precinct to another since that time
started in the county last Saturday,
preparatory to conducting the Demo
cratic primary set to be held on May
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A 11 1ju. ' 111 U .1 n ha1.
p,S MStht .:in.-?!r
cmcts eacn sararaay aurmg we per
iod, which cjoses on May 15, and win
honoree, and 'f Mesdames-,. Arthur
Woods, Bob Applewhite, S. P. Jessup,
J. H. Newbold, W. T. Brown, R.;B.
Kirby, Thomas Nbron, . J. Nixon,
Sr., Mary Speight of Mocksville, Pat
tie Warren, Nathan .Tucker, Hoyle
Umphlett, C. A. . Davenport, J. J.
Skinner, (Frank Skinner, J.. R.r.FnV
rell, W, H. , Oakey, H. A. "Whitley, W.
E. White and Misses Mae Whaley,
Matilda Newbold and Mary 'Laasiter.
VFV Bingo PartyTo
Dcr.sit Scout Fund f ;
Members of the Perquimans .""Post
of Veterans of . Foreign rWars, will
sponsor a series of bingo parties, be
r'mry - next Tuesday night at the
. 1. !L . The public is, coni:
' " 1 to attend. ,; j v
l '$ from the partis, t ,ord
! " i ' a committee in c" , y "1
1 pyiny' I"rt rT , rx-
i t t"..e summer t- . .J L.e
1 1 troop of Cj:l Scoc' a
be located at their homes or places
of business on week-days during the
period. The Saturdays when they
wilt' be at the polling places are next
Saturday May 8 and 15. The fol
lowing i Saturday, May 22, will be
challenge day, ' :: ':S$fc-,,
Pro Gram At Hertford
Grammar School Thurs.
'A aoecial Drosrram . Is being plan'
ned for presentation at the Hertford
Grammar School on Thurfday night,
Kay 13. at 8 o'clock, it was announced
today by Miss Mary Sumner, prin
The first part of the program will
be a Tom Thumb Wedding to be given
ly the jH -V grades, followed by
an , -Jhe Golden Wh...le,"
wfcivh v.: 1 1) presented by the gram
mar grade c ' 'ntsi "
Cancer Fund Drive
Nets County Goal
J. H. Towe, chairman of the Per
quimans County Cancer fund com
mittee,:' announced Wednesday that
the local campaign to raise $425 for
the Cancer Fund had been brought to
a successful close with more than
$470 already reported to the chair
man and, still a, few reports to be
turned in by community solicitors.
Mr. Towe expressed his thanks and
appreciation to the local solicitors
and co-workers in the campaign and
the public for its generous response
to the appeal for funds to help com
bat cancer. ,
An Illinois congressman this week
proposed to substitute a bonus meas
ure to take the place of proposed
selective service laws. The congress
man proposes a measure, which if
adopted, would pay volunteers for
the regular army a $1,000 bonus for a
two year enlistment or $1500 for a
three year enlistment. The bonus
plan, according to Washington re
ports, received very little support
frofii other congressmen.
Great Britain, after being off the
American tobacco market for several
years, resumed the purchase of Unit
ed States tobacco this week and of
ficials in Washington expressed hope
that British buyers will agin take
part in the auction markets in this
country this yeajM,!
Sheriff Harry L. Smith of Bertie
County was freed of charges in Bertie
Superior Court Tuesday and re-instated
as sheriff after the grand jury had
returned not a true bill on charges of
burglary and attempted criminal as
sault. The sheriff, who had voluntar
ily suspended his authority, was re
instated by Judge R. Hunt Parker.
Closing Activities At
PCGS Start May 13
Commencement activities at Per
quimans County Central Grammar
School will get under way Thursday
night, May 13, according to James
Snipes, principal, who announced that
on" next Thursday at 8 P. M. piano
students of Mrs. R. R. White will
present the Musical Calendar. A May
Day program' will be held at 1:15
P. M. on Friday, May 14. This pro
gram will be under the direction of
Mrs. Hopkins, music instructor. The
public is invited to attend the pro
Mr. Snipes pointed out that during
the past year the students and fac
ulty of the school have contributed a
total of 1307.76 to the various drives
conducted within the county. The
contributions were as follows: CARE,
$90; Christmas Seals, $15; March of
Dimes, $50; Easter Seals, $101.77 and
Junior Red Cross, $50.99.
Woodmen Of World
To Hold Fish Fry
Members of the Albemarle Camp,
No. 453, Woodmen of the World, will
hold a fish fry at the Town plant next
Thursday ' evening, . May 13. All
members are urged to attend.
, , ' DIES AT LILLINGTON
- N. W. Maneas, father of Miss
Frances Maness, former Perquimans
County Home Agent, died at his home
in Lillintrton- at ' noon ' Wednesday.
Funeral services, it was announcei.
will be conducted Friday.
' MART TOWE'S TO MEET .
The Mary Towe Missionary Society
of. the Methodist Church will meet
Monday n?-1 1 ft 8 o'clock with Mrs.
Ejm P ' j it lerhome. All mem
bars r i . . (tl to be present 1 J
Places In Stock Show
Local Entries Win
h G. Yagel, Perquimans County
Farm Agent, announced today that
a number of animals entered in the
Stock Show at Elizabeth City by lo
cal 4-H club members had won rec
ognition during ; the judging period
on Tuesday. - -f-
; Four calves from the county won
blue ribbons, being judged as choice;
four got red ribbons', being classed
as good and one calf received a white
ribbon, being, classed as a cutter.
The calves . were judged in three
classes according to weight. Per
quimans calves won 3rd, 4th and 6th
places in the weight
, ' OES MEETS MONDAY
The Hertford chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star will meet next Hon
day evening at 8 .o'clock at the lodge
rooms. Ail members are urged to
be present '.'
W. E. Marshall, Dean of
ECTC, to Deliver Ad
dress Monday, May 31
Dean W. E. Marshall of East
Carolina Teachers College will de
liver the commencement address at
graduation exercises at Perquimans
High School, it was announced today
by E. C. Woodard, principal, who
stated that all plans for closing ex
ercises at the high school had been
completed by the faculty committee in
charge of the programs.
Class night will be held on Friday
evening, May 28, in the auditorium
and seniors taking part in this pro
gram include Reginald Tucker, who
is the class Valedictorian and Lauras
tine Britton, class Salutatorian, Traf
ton Phillips, Jean Hurdle, Howard
Broughton, Eugene Hurdle, Peggy
Cook, Lillie Rae Chappell, Catherine
Perry, Anna Faye Copeland and
Doris Butts and all members of the
Baccalaureate services will be con
ducted Sunday afternoon, May 30 at
S.M) o'clock with Dr. R. E. Wall de
livering the baccalaurate sermon.
The liev. Dwight L. Fouts will give
the invocation and benediction. The
high school glee club will render a
number of musical selections.
Highlighting the commencement
program will be the presentation of
diplomas and medals by Mr. Woodard
following the address by Dean Mar
shall. Marshals selected for the com
mencement are Pat Morris, chief,
Pauline Burbage, Mary Lou Butt,
Calvin Butt, Mary Sue Cook, Ethel F.
Elliott, Pearl Hunter, Claire Hunter,
Marjorie Perry, Thomas Sumner and
Officers of this year's graduating
class are Howed Broughton, presi
dent, Peggy Cook, vice president,
Myrtle Norman Elliott, secretary,
Horace Webb, treasurer, Mrs. C. R.
Holmes, faculty director, Mrs. Ethel
Hopkins and Pat Morris, accompan
ists. Class mascots are Diane Hurdle
and Jimmy Levinson.
The class honor roll is composed of
Reginald Tucker, Laurastine Britton,
Doris Butt, Eugene Hurdle, Peggy
Cook, Madelyn Phillips, Leon Lane
and Howard Broughton, all of these
students have grade averages above
School Honor Roll
Forty students of Perquimans
County High School were listed on
the honor roll for the fifth grading
period, according to E. C. Woodard,
principal of the high school, who re
leased the honor roll list this week.
The students making outstanding
scholastic marks for the period were:
Eighth Grade Pauline Burbage,
Ann Morrill, Amy Van Roach, Tom
my Sumner, Marguerite Butler, Mar
garet Symons, Marvina White, Ben
jamin Miller, Milly Benton, Robert
Winslow, Billie Skinner.
Ninth Grade Calvin Butt, Arthur
Woods, Mary Sue Cook, Ethel Fran
Tenth Grade Nathan Spivey, Air-
leane Barnes, Dorothy Britton, Cath
erine Ann Holmes, Faye Rae Sy
mons, Claire Hunter, Marjorie Perry.
Eleventh Grade Memn Colson,
Lindsay Reed, Clarkson White, Marie
Rountree, Ann Hollowell, Pearl Hun
ter, Thelma White, Lelia Lee Wins
low, Peggy White, Emily Skinner,
James Robbins, Pat Morris, Leon
Harrell, Mary Lou Butt
Twelfth Grade Leon Lane, Regin
ald Tucker, Laurastine Britton and
Board To Select
Supt This Week
Members of the Perquimans Board
of Education, met in a two hour ses
sion Wednesday night, but failed to
come to any agreement as to the se
lection of a Superintendent of County
Schools, the purpose for which the
meeting was called. Another meeting
was set for Thursday evening, at
which time at least one applicant for
the position was expected to meet
with the Board.
A committee representing the
Board went to Raleigh last week to
confer with , State Superintendent
Clyde Erwin in regard to a number of
class under 71 applicants seeking the local position.
The committee reported that it re
ceived valuable ? guidance from the
State office in matters now under con-
Mmtinn 111 AmmI
W. E. Dail, chairman of 3ke Board,
stated that the new superintendent of
local schools , may be selected this
week. w . '.,, . j?