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Volume XV. Number 24
HertfordrPerquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 11, 1948.
Security Dcnd Drive
Undar Way In County;
Reports una On Sat
Committee to . Award
A Prizes For Results Ob
tained In Drive
X Perquimans County's security bond
drive is under way this week, accord
ing to a statement made today by J.
W. Ward, chairman of the campaign,
who announced that final plans for
conducting a concentrated drive to
reach the county's goal in this peace
time sale of government bonds were
mapped out at a meeting of the coun-
;ty committee last Friday night -'
Township chairmen were present at
the meeting and received supplies to
be turned over to solicitors who are
now making a door-to-door canvass
among neighbors and friends taking
orders for the security bonds.
.-A bit of competitive spirit was in
jected into the drive when it was an
nounced that the county committee, in
cooperation with local merchants, will
oiler six security bonds as prizes to
be awarded solicitors obtaining the
best sales results during the cam
. paign. One bond will be awarded the
individual solicitor in each township
selling the largest amount in bonds
and also one bond will be awarded the
solicitor from the entire county re
cording the largest number of sales.
Thus the solicitors in each township
have an opportunity to win an award
and it is possible that one of them
will win two of the bonds.
The county 'goal in this campaign
has been announced at 555,000 worth
of bonds to be sold. Of this amount,
: $35,000-U 'to be raised from the fale
of E bonds, and the remainder be
In saes f f and G bonda ; 'Mf
The township chairmen and 'their
committees 1 were, announced fc Mr.
New Home Agent To'
Assume Duties June 21
- Perquimans County's ' new home
demonstration agent, Miss Nina Bras
well, of Northampton County, will ar
rive in Hertford and begin her duties
here as home agent around June 21,
it was announced at the meeting of
the County Commissioners on Mon
day. Miss Braswellwill fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Miss
Frances Maness, who resigned last
The new home agent is a graduate
of Woman's College, Greensboro, N.
C, and has taught school at Rich
Square for the past three years. She
comes to her new position here high
ly recommended by State Extension
Miss Lillian Swinson has also been
appointed as assistant county home
agent for Perquimans and Chowan
counties, to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Miss Helen Jones.
Miss Swdnson is expected to report for
work within the next week or two.
Mrs. Sidney Laydett, " vtf 1st. Blanche
Goodwin, Mrs-E. J. Proctor, Mrs. W.
T. Long, , Shelton Long. Belvidere,
' Shelton Chappell, chairman, William
C. Chappell, Clarence Chappell,, J. M.
Copeland, Mrs. Edwin S. White, Miss
Grace Chappell, John T. Lane and G.
R. Riddick. Parkville, George W.
Jackson, chairman, Mrs. A. R. Wins
low, J. A. Bray, Mrs. John Symons,
Mrs. Claude Williams, Mrs. Bryant
Miller and Mrs. JVV. Roach.
New Hope, W. E. Bail, chairman,
Mrs. E. M. Perry, Mrs. Ervin. Tur
ner, Mrs. W. H. Mathews, Mrs. A. R.
Cook, Delvin Eure, W. L. Wood, Sr.
Hertford, R. L. Hollowell, chairman,
V. N. Darden, Henry Stokes, Max
Campbell, Mrs. Irene Towe, Mrs.
Blanche Kanoy, Mrs. Julian White,
sMrs. D. M. Jackson,- Mrs. G. R. Tuck
er, Miss Mildred Reed, Mrs. C. T.
Skinner, Mrs. W. H. Pitt, Mrs. Tom
Cox and Mrs. E. M. Fields.
France and the United States have
approved the plan of the Western Al
lies for setting up a separate state
for Western Germany. The plan was
adopted at a meeting of representa
tives from United States, Great Bri
tain, France, Belgium and Luxem
burg. The plan is expected to aid in
the economic recovery of the western
zone, occupied by the three big west-J
ern powers, it is also expected to
bring a halt to some of the tactics
being used by Russia in the cold war.
The plan' calls lor continued occupa
tion of the zones by Allied troops.
(UN , officials announced Thursday
morning that both Jewish .and Arab
leaders had accepted the UN plan for
The: cease fire
order was to become effective at 1
A. M. this: morning. The Arabs and
Jewish forces accepted, the UN pro
posal without conditions, and the mat
ter is expected to be brought before
the United Nations for final settle
ment of the disputes.
Local Ford Dealers
Congressional leaders, faced with a
rush of important legislative matters,
announced this week there is little
hope that Congress can adjourn by
June 19, a date tentatively set in or
der that the members of Congress
might attend the national convention
of the two political parties. Plans
now made by the officials are for an
adjournment just before each con
vention, with the members returning
to their jobs following the close - of
conventions. ' Meanwhile, the Senate
is debating the measure which will
re-enact Selective Service, having this
week passed one part of the bill which
will limit the draft to a period of two
Plans for holding a ' gala v open
house event, featuring the, first show
ing of the 1949 , Ford motor car are
in the making at Winslow-Blanchard
Motor Company, local Ford dealers,
according to Cecil C. Winslow, man
ager. .:.'-'..1----- .':,4.V,
The-1949 Fordp which reveals
radical departure from traditional
Fcrd styling and engineering, was
made public June 9, 1948, by the Ford
'New standards of beauty; comfort,
economy and performance in the 1949
Ford passenger cars advance them far
'ahead of others in the low-priced
?. field. Styling of the new Ford defin
itely establishes it as the car of the
year.. -J;-?;, '?
The modern design has been molded
along functional lines, resulting in a
long, low sweeping silhouette. The
srrille is distinctive, the hood massive
but shorter and the body so wide the
rear fenders have been, eliminated,
There are clean, unbroken lines from
front to rear. ; ' , " ' '
Comfort has been one of the prim'
ary objectives in f the - new Ford.
There is more room in the "lounge
car" interior than in many cars with
much ' larger ".. over-all dimensions,
Front seat widths have been increas-
i six inches and the rear seat nearly
ht inches. The body : has ' been
ved five inches forward with the
.is cradled between the axles for
much smoother ride. ' - " ,
A new type of suspension system
ydra-coH" springs replaces we
'Itional transverse springs and the
:,t axle. This system is centered
r.id airplane type shock absorbers
o'-.ted within low frequency coil
In t-e rear, extra long Ion
1 r ' i are complemented
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Kinston Man Killed
In Highway Accident
Here Tuesday A. M.
Truck Turned Over on
Causeway; Body Dis
covered After Fire
$1.50 Per Year.
Horace D. Stroud, 33, of Kinston,
driver of a 1933 Reo dump truck
owned by Duck Griffin of Kinston,
was killed at 1 o clock Tuesday morn
ing when his vehicle overturned and
burned on the causeway entering
Stroud was unable to make the
curve on the causeway, the truck
turning over and pinning him in the
cab with the upper portion of his
body submerged in the river. The
gas tank exploded, burning Stroud's
lower part of the body.
Highway Patrolman Herbert L.
White and H. L. Price, who investi
gated the accident, said there were
no witnesses. Thurman P. Howard,
who was driving another dump truck
30 minutes behind that of Stroud.
told the officers they had not had any
sleep since Saturday night.
A truck from the Hertford fire de
partment was called to the scene but
the flames had gained so much head
way they experienced considerable
trouble in extinguishing the fire.
Damage to the' vehicle was estimated
The body was discovered in the
truck after firemen, being unable to
locate the driver of the truck, called
a wrecker to right the wreck in an
effort to recover the body.
Inasmuch as the body was removed
from the scene prior to being viewed
by Dr. C. A. Davenport, County Cor
oner, an official cause of death was
iStroud, a veteran of World War II,
and reported unemployed until re
cently, is married to an English girl
who works in a Kinston store. They
have a young child.''
Stroud was reported to have been
returning home following a trip north
of Elizabeth City.
The body has been removed to the
Lynch Funeral Home pending trans
fer to Kinston.
Indians Break Even
In League Games
Durng Past Week
Elizabeth City Team to
irlay Here Saturday
Night at 8 O'clock
Resigns Local Job
Miss Helen Jones, assistant home
agent for Perquimans and Chowan
counties, has resigned her position, to
become effective the first of July.
Miss Jones, who has served as. the
assistant agent here for the past year,
will be married to Jesse Sumner, as
sistant county ' agent for Martin
County. ' The wedding will take place
July 17. : :;'
Mies Jones successor will be Miss
Lillian Swinson of Warsaw.
Jewelry Store Moves'
To New Location Sat
, -,W. M. Divers & Son, .Hertford
jewelers, will move into their newly
renovated store on Market Street
Saturday,' June 12, it was announced
today by Preston "Divers. yv
The store's new location is directly
across the street from its old location.
The firm has installed new fixtures
and completely remodeled the building
which will house 'the business, and
friends and customers are Invited to
attend opening day, at the new lo
cation. ,:'.- ". 'V-: ;';
Interest In Second
Primary At Low Eon
Local interest in the run-off Guber
natorial primary, scheduled for June
26, is somewhat less than the inter
est shown in the election conducted
three weeks ago. The primary com
ing up will be a contest between
Charles M. Johnson and W. Kerr
Scott, high men in the six man field
that entered the campaign for the
A canvass of the State returns
made this week revealed that Mr.
Johnson received a total of 169,238
votes, while .Scott received a total of
161,293. Johnson carried some 51
counties of the - State, while Scott
held a majority in 41 and Mayne Al
bright led the field in eight. Here in
Perquimans Scott was high man by a
total of 132 votes. He received 503
votes, while Johnson held 371 and
Albright got 136.
Local political leaders are doubt
ful that the vote cast in the second
primary will be anywhere near the
A . 1 A. A m . r OA
loiai cast in me, election on may a,
and this opinion, if it holds true, may
bring about a closer race than the
first one. - ,,
The big question mark over which
Johnson and Scott workers are mak
ing efforts to swing into respective
camps, is the 70-odd thousand votes
cast for' Albright. This vote, in many
counties, could change the picture in
sofar as the outcome of the second
primary is concerned.
' Voters"' are urged to return to the
polls on June 26 and cast ballots in
the Gubernatorial run-off even though
no other races will be up for a de
cision in the election to be held in
this county. , -
Hertford Indians broke even with
their; Albemarle opponents during the
past Vreek and are holding down
fourth'' place in . the league standing
with a .500 percentage. A
' Starting last Thursday, the In
dians lost to Edenton in a return
game at Edenton by a 6-5 score. They
divided games with Windsor, blanking
the Rebels 1-0 behind the pitching of
Moe Bauer, then losing 6-1. They
trounced Plymouth 10-1 at Plymouth,
then lost to Plymouth here on Tues
day night by a 11-1 count.
Colerain furnished the opposition
for the Indians here on Thursday
night and the next home game will
be with the Elizabeth City Senators
on Saturday night. The game will
start at 8 o'clock.
The Plymouth Bulldogs jumped
three Indian pitchers for numerous
hits and tallied 10 runs in the first
four innings in the game here Tues
day. Moore started on the mound
for Hertford but he was relieved in
the third by Craig, who in turn left
the mound in the same inning when
Kellam was sent in by Manager Mc
Carthy. Hank Christgou, playing at
third, was installed as the pitcher in
the fourth inning and finished the
game for the Indians-
Hertford's lone tally came in the
fourth inning on a walk and two hits
collected by the Indians. 'Plymouth
collected 10 hits off the Indian pitch
ers while the Indians nicked Wolfe
and Parker, Plymouth hurlers, for a
total of five. Each team made two
errors and Moore was marked for
threS wild pitches.
Indian Manager Ed ..McCarthy is
continuing his switch of players in
various positions in an effort to dis
cover the best possible playing unit.
Joe Nowell, right fielder for the In
dians, was hit on the cheek with a
pitched ball in the first inning, but
was able to continue in the game af
ter he had been relieved of base run
ning by a relief runner.
The standings of the league as of
Wednesday was: Windsor first, Kden
ton and Plymouth second, Hertford
fourth, Colerain fifth and Elizabeth
Perquimans County fire prevention
activities during the past year proved
highly successful, according to a re
port made this week to the Board of
County Commissioners by J. W. No
well, local fire warden, in connection
with the presentation of a budget for
the next fiscal year.
According to the fire warden, ap
proximately 20 acres of land were
damaged during: the past year by
forest fires. However, the damage
amounted to only slightly more than
Numerous permits for starting fires
were obtained by local residents, Mr.
Nowell reported, and these fires were
kept under control by individuals ob
taining the permits.
The Board approved a budget of
$1,50 for the next fiscal year to as
sist in carrying on fire prevention in
Local Man Purchases
Bottled Gas Business'
Charles M. Harrell has purchased
the Tank Gas Company of Edenton,
accoramg to announcement maae nere
last Saturday, and has assumed man
agement of the distributorship which
handles bottled gas in this area.
. Mr. Harrell stated that the com'
pany which he heads will be" known
as the Harrell Gas and vCoal Com
pany. He will operate the coal busi
ness here in Hertford formerly own
ed by bis father, the late C M. Har
: The local young1 man just recently
completed m course offered by the
Pyror. x Gas Company on the instal
Roads And Budget
To Board On Monday
Increased Funds Re
quested For Health
Roads and budsret Droblems were
the main business handled at the
meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners here on Monday. Sev
eral delegations appeared before the
Board requesting appropriations be
included in the budget to be made up
next month for the next fiscal year.
A tentative budget of $1,250 was
approved by the Board for fire pre
vention work in Perquimans.
A delegation of some 40 residents
of Belvidere Township appeared be
fore the Board and requested that the
State Highway Commission improve
the road known as the turnpike,
which traverses Belvidere Township.
The Board authorized J. W. Ward,
clerk, to forward a request to the
Highway Commission that this pro
ject be considered for immediate ac
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Dr. C. A. Davenport, acting as
Clifton Winslow, became the bride of .County Health Officer this week, Dr.
DeWitt Talmage Rose, Jr., son of Mr. A. B. Bonner and Miss AudreyUm
and Mrs. DeWitt Talmage Rose, Sr., phlett presented a tentative budget
of Winston-Salem, in a candlelight ( for. the Pasquotank-Perquimans-Cam-ceremony
which was solemnized on den Health Department for the next
Saturday, June 5, 1948, at 4 o'clock fiscal year. The budget calls for an
in the afternoon, at the Hertford : increased appropriation from Per
Methodist Church. quimans for approximately $1,200 and
the Kev. Dwight L. Fouts, pastor, also an increased appropriation from
At Methodist Church
Miss Anna Barbara Winslow,
School Opens Sat
A week day vacation Church
school will be conducted at the Hert
ford Baptist Church beginning with
registration and enrollment on Sat
urday, June 12, at 9 o'clock A. M., it
was announced today by the Rev. C.
W. Duling, pastor of the church. The
school will be conducted for a period
of two weeks.
All children and young people from
Four to 17 who are enrolled in the
Baptist Sunday School, or who are not
enrolled in any Sunday School are
cordially invited to attend.
The departments will be as fol
lows: Beginners (ages 4 and 5), Mrs.
Clarence Dail, superintendent, assist
ed by Mrs. Jake Chesson and Char
lotte Duling. Primaries (ages 6, 7
and 8), Mrs. J. W. Zachary, assisted
by Mrs. Simon Chappell and Mrs. J.
A. Leete. Juniors, Mrs. Hudson But
ler, assisted by Mrs. Warner Madre,
Mrs. Ida Madre and Mrs. Naomi
Banks. Mr. Duling will be in charge
of Intermediates, ages 13 through 16.
The school hours will be from 9 a. m.
to 12 noon each day Monday through
of the church, was the officiating min
ister, and he was assisted by the Rev.
Mrs. Bertha White, pastor of Piney
Woods Friends Church.
The church was decorated with
white snapdragons, gladioli and Queen
Anne's lace, arranged before a back
ground of palms and fern, and lighted
by cathedral candles.
Mistresses of ceremony were Mrs.
F. Murray White of Winston-Salem
and Mrs. Marcus Hobbs of Durnam.
The candles were lighted by Jack
White of Winston-Salem and George
White of Fayetteville, cousins of the
A program of nuptial music was
presented by Miss Kate M. Blanchard,
organist, and Peggy Felton, soloist.
The bride was given in marriage by
her father. She wore a dress of white
satin, fashioned with a sheer yoke
edged in a ruffle of white Chentilly
lace, long, tapering sleeves, fitted
bodice and a full skirt ending in a
circular train. Her veil of imported
illusion, which fell beyond the train
of her dress, was held in place by a
matching tiara. She carried a white
prayer book topped with a white
purple-throated orchid, showered with
lilies of the valley.
The maid of honor, Miss Betty Jean
Winslow, sister of the bride, wore a
dress of nile green taffeta, made with
a portrait neckline and bertha, basque
bodice and full skirt with bustle, with
which she wore a headdress of nile
green tulle and mittens. Her flowers
were an arm bouquet of yellow roses
tied with orchid ribbon to match the
dresses of the bridesmaids.
There were four bridesmaids,
Misses Katherine White of Richmond,
Va., a cousin of the bride; Jayne
Griffin of Edenton; Dobbie Devitt of
Philadelphia, Pa., and Ruth Tucker.
They wore identical dresses of orchid
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Timothy Everett Langston, former
resident of Hertford, died at Ke
couKhtan. Vinrlnia. Veterans Hospital
last Saturday evening at 6 o'clock
after a lingering illness.
He formerly operated a barber shop
here and was a sports enthusiast.
He, was a member of the Baptist
, Funeral services were conducted at
the Lynch Funeral Home Monday af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev.
C. Wj Duling, pastor of the Hertford
Baptist Church. Interment followed
in Cedarwood Cemetery. '
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. T. E.
Lantrston: two daughters, Mrs. Nate
Going of Hampton, Vr., and Mrs. Etr
ta Thomas wuiton, ana one eon,
lation and servicing' of gas service. iTim Langston, Jr., of Richmond.
Recesses This Week
Perquimans Recorder's Court was
in recess this week. Judge Charles
E. Johnson was in Richmond, Va., at
tending the graduation of his brother,
Harrell Johnson, from Medical Col
lege of Virginia.
- Cases disposed of by court this
week, by pleas .of guilty of the de
fendants, included those of J. S. Cres-
pi, Brooks Paulk and Reuben Robin
son, who were charged with speeding.
Each paid a fine of (5 and costs of
Ralph Ginter entered a plea of
guilty to speeding 86, miles per hour
and paid a fine of $50 and costs.
H. D. Eastman was. taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of passing
on a cuiTeA-8';-:'! vfev-'-
. Wilbert Riddick, -Negro, was fined
$10 and costs on a charge of driving
with- insufficient brakes. i .
. All cases ion s the ;. docket set for
hearings - were continued until the
term, of court next Tuesday. :
Three Injured In
Wreck Monday P. M.
Three persons were injured and
damages amounting to $2,000 resulted
from a collision of a truck and pas
senger car on Route 17 Monday after
noon at about 4:30 o clock, it was re
ported Tuesday by Patrolman H. L.
White, who investigated the accident.
The accident occurred near the Perquimans-Pasquotank
According to Mr. White, Thomas
Spencer, driving a truck north on No.
17 was struck by a car driven by
Floyd Hardison of Norfolk. Hardi-
son was driving south on the highway
when his car skidded on a curve,
went out of control and hit the Snen-
cer truck. Mrs. Thomas Spencer suf
fered bruises and cuts and a broken
left arm, while two children named
Spencer received cuts and abrasions
on the head and face. '
Spencer's truck was damaged $750
worth and the' Hardison car was a
total loss, according to Patrolman
White. Hardison was indicted and
submitted to a charge of reckless
driving and agreed to pay damages to
the Town of Hertford of some $400
for next year. This budget will mean
an approximate increase for the coun
ty of some $$1,600 for operating ex
penses of the department. At the
present the unit is without a health
officer and Dr. Davenport and Dr. T.
P. Brinn alternate weekly in serving
as local health officer.
No action was taken by the Board
in regard to a request for an appro
priation of $480 for a Negro County
Home Agent for the year beginning
July 1. The Board advised a delega
tion of Negroes that a decision on
this matter will be made next month
when the budget is adopted.
Approval of a request for $120 for
next year was given by the Commis
sioners to a delegation appearing in
behalf of the Negro library. The
amount requested by the group will
go to pay rent for the use of a build
ing housing the colored library.
Town Tax Sales To Be
Advertised June 18
' W. G. Newby, Town Clerk, today
reminded residents of the Town of
Hertford that all delinquent taxes due
for 1947 real estate mil be advertised
for eale next week. He urges tax
payers to save additional costs of ad
vertiging by making payment immedi
At Meeting Monday
New officers for the coming year
were elected at a meeting of the Per
quimans chapter of the Auxiliary of
the Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion held at the home of
Mrs. J. P. Snipes on Monday evening.
Officers nominated and elected for
the coming year are Mrs. Kelly White,
president; Mrs. C. P. Morris, vice
president; Mrs. Thomas H. White,
secretary; Mrs. Tom Perry, treasurer;
Mrs. Tom Cox, sergeant-at-arms;
Mrs. Allie Trueblood, chaplain; Mrs.
J. R. Futrell, historian, and Mrs. B.
C. Berry, chairman of the Child Wel
During the business session of the
meeting Monday a final report was
given on the Poppy Day sales by Mrs.
Tom White, who acted as chairman of
the committee. She reported a sum
of $253.78 was realized from the
sales. It was reported that Mrs. C.
P. Morris had sent a package of cloth
ing to two little French boys. Three
of the members, Mrs. T. P. Brinn,
Mrs. J. R. Futrell and Mrs. Tom
White, volunteered to render aid dur
ing this month to three patients at
Swannanoa which had previously been
assigned the local unit.
Editor To Attend
Max Campbell, editor of The Week
ly, will leave next Wednesday to at
tend the annual convention of the
North Carolina Press Association to
be held at Fontana Village In Western
North Carolina June 17-19.
The Perquimans Weekly will go to
press one day early for the next
week's edition and correspondents and
others having news items and adver
tising for the week's edition are re
quested to send items to the Weekly
office not later than 4 P. M. next
MART TOWBS TO MEET
The Mary Towe Missionary Circle
will meet Monday night, June 14, at
the home of Mrs. H. C. Sullivan. All
members are urged to be present for