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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 2. 1948.
Games Here Friday and
Locals Stand Third
n e x t, Governor
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double-header with. Elizabeth City.
The first gatfe will be playe here
Monday afternoon, then the second
game in Elizabeth City Monday night.
Call Off Camp Plans
' Leaders of the Hertford Troop of
Girl Scouts have called off plans for
members of the local troop to attend
a summer camp at Reidsvjlle during
the week of July 14 to 21, it was am
nounced here this week by Mrs. T. P.
Brinn. The plans were called off be
cause of the polio situation in the
western part of the State, and Mis.
Brinn stated that the local Scout
leaders deemed it unwise to take the
Hertford girls into the territory where
polio case had been announced. Sev
eral cases of polio have been reported
near the area in which the camp, is
i Dr. T,-P. Brinn,' local' Health Of
ficer, told the Girl Scout leaders that
it would be inadvisable to 'take the
local Scouts to the camp under the
conditions a they exist.,-. :
To offset any disappointment the
girls' might have-over, the cancelled
plans, the Scqut leaders and members
of the troop will meet at the home' of
Mrs. Brinn next Tuesday afternoon,
V July 6, at 4 o'clock to make plans for
eummer acuviues to oe camea om
here at home. Several one-day out
ings will probably be arranged to pro
vide tiie Girl Scoots .with a program
' during the summer months,
v Mrs. Brinn also stated that funds
raised locally to pay the costs of the
week at camp will be retained to de
fray the costs of week's camping
trip to be arranged at a later date.
She expressed the appreciation of the
Scout leaders for the assistance given
in raising this fund and reported that
the fund will be used for the purpose
for wjifch it was raised. .a o
Ainsley Jnausa, As
; W'F. Alnsley was ; ; installed;) as
president of the i Hertford' Rotary
Club at the close "of the Club's meet
fag Tuesday nigM. Alnsley will serve
M the club president during the com
ing year. & The -new president is ex
acted to name club committees , and
committee "chairmen at the. meeting
of the group next week..;.4::'.
y Max . Campbell is the", outgoing
president of the Botarians. " . '
; Two major projects j completed by
the ; Rotarians during the past year
were ' the presentation . of a motor
-us' to the Perquimans High School
and and the assisting of raising
funds to pay a salary to the Eand
master. . ' , . .
. Hertford's Indians maintained their
.500 clip in the Albemarle League
during the past week-end and held
third place in the. league standing
Wednesday morning after having
dropped two straight games to the
Windsor Rebels; ' The Indians divided
games. with. Edenton last Friday and
Saturday, losing at Edenton by a 7-3
score, then turning back the Colonials
here Saturday night behind the stel
lar pitching of Moe Bauer, 5-4.
On Sunday the Indians traveled to
Plymouth to replay a protested game
and eked out a 7-6 victory over the
Rams, after starting the game in the
second inning with Plymouth leading
4-0. . ;. .
. Windsor came to Hertford Monday
night and won a 3-1 victory from the
Indians fn a well played game, but in
which the Indians were unable to hit
the pitches of . the Windsor hurler,
White. White held the Indians to two
hits throughout the nine innings. Re
turning to Windsor on Tuesday, the
Rebels smashed out 16 hits off of two
Indian hurlers and collected 11 runs.
The Indians, led by Red Kimbrell, hit
safely mine times but converted these
hits into only three runs.
The game at Windsor Tuesday night
was a costly one lor manager Mc
Carthy's Indians; , ?eke Sella, Indian
right fielder, was injured when he
collided with Leroy Sires, Indian cen-
terfielder. He was forced to retire
from the game due to an injured ten
don and it is reported he will be out
of the Hertford lineup for an lndefin
1te period.' Bella was hitting .338 up
to the game with Windsor. ,
Games Non tap -at Memorial Field
Jiinnif tr.i'-4rfi1r.nAf include the. one
. hi!iZy nif.hi"il2!lthis- .welJ&st from Moscow
Yugoslav government of being out
of step with Russian Communism, re
plied that Marshal Tito and the
Yugoslav officials were working for
the betterment of Yugoslavia and its
people. They added that the Mos
cow charge was without foundation
and will be used as - propaganda
against Communistic governments.
Meanwhile, Tito, who had been on
vacation, returned to Belgrade to as
sume charge of the unsettled situa
tion and he called up the masses of
his country to back his government.
.! ; w KERR SCOTT
In a run-off primary election held Saturday, W. Kerr Scott, for
. mer Commissioner of Agriculture, outdistanced State Treasurer
' Charles Ml Johnson by over 36,000 votes for the Democratic nomina
tion of Governor of North Carolina. Scott trailed Johnson in the
May 29th primary election, but carried 62 of the State's 100 counties
in last Saturday's run-off election.
YugoslaVcomKiunists slapped down
Russia's attitude toward the block
ade of Berlin may be softening ac
cording to a dispatch from the Ger
man Capital on . Wednesday which
stated that Russia's Marshal Sokol-
ovky had advised British officials he
hoped that rail traffic from the west
ern zones can be revived before the
city's food supply runs out. The Rus
sians halted all rail shipments into
Berlin from the west two weeks ago
and since that time Allied forces have
been flying supplies and, food into
Berlin. The condition however grows
serious as each day passes and with
shortages on many items rationing
has been invoked.
More than., three thousand deaths
and seven thousand injured is the
toll of an earthquake disaster that
hit Japan this week. An entire city
of 80,000 was in ruins as relief work
ers, both American ana Japanese,
toiled to seek more victims.. A small
contingent of American - troops sta
tioned near the scene of the disaster
lost all of their possessions but none
were reported injured. j.
Secretary of War Kenneth ' Royal
announced this week that the Army
plans to induct about 30,009 youths
into the army each month when the
draft begins, probably in; about sixty
days'The Army estimated it , will
need between 225 and z0 thousand
fmen to start expansion of the army
te its 8370(Mnan strength; j; - ;-r
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Senator Howard McGrath, chairman
of the Democratic waoonar lamv
mittee stated this week that ' he ex
pected .the Democratic convention to
nominate President Truman s the
Democratic candidate for President,
when the convention meets July 12
at Philadelphia. McGrath stated he
expects Truman to be nominated on
the first ballot
'TIm ttmetA'a fiscal year, clos
ed ott J Wednesday and. the budget
surplus was estimated at dose to
eight billion ,; dollars, largest ;:r ever,
recorded. Most 'of the moneyi ;.' all
pr ,r profits of course,' i has been
ussi to help reduce the national debt
to about 251 billion , dollars. The
surplus ref.ecta the excess of govern
ment iitcome, ever spending." , -'
Lions Club Donkey
Baseball Game Wed.
Plans are being completed this week
by members of the Hertford Lions
(Jlub lor the donkey 'baseball game
which Will be sponsored- by the Lions
Club at Memorial Field in Hertford
next Wednesday evening, July 7, at 8
A crew of the stubbornest donkies
this side of the Mississippi River have
been secured as mounts for the play
ers, who will., be selected from the
Lions Club to represent one team and
from residents over the county who
will represent the All-Stars. A fine
show of athletic skill and ability to
ride a donkey is promised to the spec
Charlie Vann, chairman of the com
mittee in charge of the game, stated
today that proceeds from the game
will be used by. the Lions Club for
civic projects sponsored by the Lions.
The line-up for the game was an
nounced today as follows: Starting
for the Lions Club, Joe Towe, Sam
Hourmouzis, Clarence Phillips, Melvin
Owens, Luther Sitterson, I. C. Yagel,
R. R. White, G.. C. Buck, Tom Cox,
Charles Williford and Norman True-
blood. The All-Star team will start
with Bill Jordan, Dr. A. B. Bonner,
H. C. Sullivan, Ennis Phillips, Irvin
Whedbee Clarence Chappell, Willie
Winslow, Tom Eason, Seth Long, Bob
Spivey and Elmer Winslow.
According to Mr. Vann, additional
Dlavers are beinor lined ud. as it is
expected there will be frequent sub
stitutions on both sides, as the ability
of the players to ride donkeys is an
I The: program for the evening will
open with a band concert by members
of the Perquimans High School Band
under the direction of Bandmaster
' A visual education program will be
presented ,r at the Hertford Baptist
Church on Sunday evening, marking
the first of the union services by the
Hertford churches during the months
of Juljcand August
The program Sunday evening will
be M charge of the Rev. Fon Scofield,
secretary of Visual Education for
North Carolina Baptists, it was an
nounced by the. Rev. C. W. Duiing,
pastor of the Hertford Baptist Church.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend the Services Sunday evening,
which will begin at 7:80 o'clock.. ?. -
On Sunday evening, July n, the
union . eorvices : will be held at the
Methodist Church with the Rev, Mr.
Puling as the preacher. ,Zth
Church School Day. At
Oafc Grove Sunday
' Church School Day will be observr
ed at Oak Grove Church at Chapanok
Sunday afternoon during the regu
lar preaching hour, it was announced
today by the Rev. E. B. Edwards, who
vill.be In charge. The public is cor
dlly. invited to attend. t '
$1.50 Per Year.
Pay $250 In tines In
Total of 28 Cases on the
Docket In Court at
Traffic violators paid in $250 in
fines and costs of court on cases dis
posed of in Perquimans Recorder's
Court this week. A total of 28 cases
wer$ disposed of by the court in a
shorj session. Most of the defend
ants entered pleas of guilty and little
time), was consumed in hearing testi
mony. Harold Riddick, Michael Capador
man; Harry Rothman, T. H. Turner,
Philip Fitzgerald, Neal Kars, Everett
Hall, Jerome Greenwald, Henry Ches
son, Martin Rokaw and Morris Berick
each j entered a plea of guilty to a
charge of speeding and paid a fine of
five dollars and court costs.
James Thompson was taxed with
the costs of court on a charge of
Ethel Cassidy, John Reardon, Cath
erine Walden, Andrew Winslow, Wil
liam Johnson and Earl Johnson were
fined $10 and ordered to pay the costs
on charges of speeding.
John Payne was fined $15 and costs
on a charge of speeding.
Wilson White, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs on a charge of as
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging Branning Winslow with
Harold Pidgeon was taxed with the
cdsts of court on a charge of having
no license on a trailer.
Frank Pedano, charged with pass
ing on: a curve, was taxed with court
Robert Swain was fined $10 and
costs on charges of failure to dim
lights and failure to stop at an intersection-Harry
McLeod was ordered to pay
the court costs on a charge of passing
on a curve.
Norman- Revells, Negro, was as
sessed the costs of court on a charge
Millard Tarkinton entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of driving drunk.
He paid a fine of $100 and costs of
Jack Spruill was fined $10 and costs
on a charge of driving with insuffici
PERQUIMANS COUNTY VOTERS GIVE SCOTT
MAJORITY OF 211 BALLOTS IN RUN-OFF
Hertford Stores To
Close Monday, July 5
Hertford stores and business houses
will be closed all day next Monday in
observance of July 4th, it was an
nounced here today. Business will be
resumed on Tuesday morning.
S. M. Whedbee, local postmaster,
stated that mail will be received and
dispatched from the local office, but
no deliveries, except specials, will be
made during the day.
A quiet holiday is expected for
Hertford. No special events are
scheduled except a doubleheader base
ball game in the Albemarle League.
The Indians will play Elizabeth City
here in Hertford Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock, and will play in Elizabeth
City Monday night.
Foregoing the holiday, the Board of
County Commissioners will hold its
regular session beginning at 10 A. M.
Final Rites Held
For Mrs. Winslow
Four convicts from the Woodvill
prison camp escaped while working
on a road gang near Newland around
3:30 Monday afternoon, when they
fled into a particularly dense part of
the Dismal Swamp and successfully
got away from the guards, but the ef
fort was in vain.
They were back at the camp in time
Two of the four, all Negroes, are
from Pasquotank County. They are
Edward Gaines and Oscar Lee Mullen.
The other two men, Leonard Bullock
and Joseph Gibbs, are from Western
North Carolina counties.
All were serving terms from five to
According to Wall C. Ewing, book
keeper of the camp, the men put up
no argument when they were found
after three bloodhounds one from
wooavuie ana tne wer two irom
Williamston, hit the trail. They were
all found together and they were not
far from the highway, but in a dense
part of the swamp.
Soon after the escape a general
alarm went out to the highway patrol
and five patrol cars from the Eliza
beth City 'station entered the search
along with approximately 10 guards
from the prison camp.
They were captured shortly before
Spoken On June 25th
Miss Ava Joan Trueblood, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Trueblood,
of Winfall and niece of Mr. and Mrs.
Will TTueWoodv of Hertford, and Ray
Edg'r, Kirby,. eon of Mr. and Mrs.
Her - Xirby. of Winfall, were united
fai v .riage at the Hertford Metho
flist Church on Friday evening at 8
o'clock. The Rev. Dwight L. Fouts,
pastor of the church, officiated in the
double ring ceremony. )
Miss Kate Blanchard presented m
program of. wedding innsic :
The bridal couple entered . the
church- together. The church , was
decorated with Queen -4$ne lace and
rem. The bride wore a suit or rose
gabardine, - v. ih harmonising 1 acces
sories. .1! couple .will .reside in
Mrs. Ruth Spivey Winslow, wife of
Herman L. Winslow, died in the Cho
wan Hospital last Saturday morning
about 9 o clock after a long illness.
A native of Perquimans, Mrs. Wins
low had been a member of the faculty
at Perquimans Central Grammar
School for a number of years and re
cently resigned her position, because
of illness. She was a member of the
Besides her husband, she is surviv
ed by her mother, Mrs. R. L. Spivey,
one son, Watson Winslow of Newport
News, one daughter, Miss Ruth
Spivey Winslow, five brothers; J. S.
Spivey of Richmond, M. M. Spivey,
C. D. and R. I. Spivey and L. H
Spivey of Washington, D. C, sifejtig-
ters, Mrs. C. W. Ives of Elizabeth
City, Mrs. W. B. Clark of Wilson,
N. C, Mrs. J. B. Basnight and Mrs.
J. G. Roberson, Mrs. C. E. Fletcher of
Washington. D. C. and Mrs. J. E.
Toten of Arlington, Va., and an uncle,
Ed Mathews of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted at
the Lynch Funeral Home Monday
afternoon at 4 o'clock by the Rev. D.
L. Fouts, pastor of the . Hertford
Methodist Church, assisted by the
Rev. E. B. Edwards, pastor of the
Perquimans Methodist Church, and
the Rev. E. T. Jilson.
Members of the choir of the Metho
dist Church sang "My Jesus As Thou
Wilt" and "Perfect Peace."
The pall was white carnations and
Pallbearers were Billie and Bobby
Clark, Cabel Ives, Jr., W. I. Spivey,
Carlton Mathews and Matt Spivey,
Jr. Interment was in Cedarwood
County Bond Sales
Near Over-all Goal
Perquimans County' residents have
purchased a total of $59,831.25 worth
of security bonds in the current cam
paign being sponsored by U. S. banks
in the interest of the Government, it
was announced today by J. Wi Ward,
chairman of the County Committee.
R. M. Riddick, chairman of Region
One, which comprises sixteen counties
in this-area, stated that according to
his reports the Perquimans record is
the best obtained in the region thus
The county has oversubscribed its
over-all goal of $55,000 worth of
bonds but still needs to purchase
$3,380 worth of E bonds in order for
the county to receive credit foT meet
ing its quota. Bond sales up io Wed
nesday noon were reported" by Mr.
Riddick ,to be $28,200 in F and G
bonds and $31,631.25 in E bonds. The
sale of F and G bonds surpasses the
county quota of $21,000 by '$8,200.
Local solicitors working on the
bond sales are requested to report all
orders and sales immediately in order
that the Perquimans quota can be
met and the drive concluded as soon
At Summer Camp
Howard Pitt, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mm. W. H. Pitt, hna Wn nnmiwt n
Junior Counselor at Camp Mishemow-
Ka. locatea near Bear Wallow. In. i;.
He left Hertford Tuesday to assume
hig duties at the camp. '
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In OOV Scout work hara And ta a atiar
athlete at Perquimans High School.
He will act as counselor at the camp
during July and August
Of Agriculture Wins
Casting a Mai of 803 votes in the
run-off primary hnld last Saturday,
Perquimans County voters gave W.
Kerr Scott a majority of 211 votes
over Charles M. Johnson in the con
test for the nomination for Governor.
Scott carried every precinct in the
county, piling up the greatest major
ity in Xicanor precinct, which voted
74 for Scott and one for Johnson.
Voting in IVrquimans in the second
primary was slightly higher than
most political observers had predicted.
Two precincts recorded more votes in
the second primary than in the first.
Parkville had 125 votes last Saturday
as compared with 119 votes on May
29, and Xicanor recorded 75 ballots
compared to n2 in the first primary.
The remaining six precincts reported
fewer votes cast than in the first elec
tion. Voting by the precincts was re
ported as follows:
Hertford 185 174
Bethel 59 27
Parkville - 87 38
New Hope 55 S9
Belvidere 47 17
Nicanor 74 1
Total 507 296
Scott carried Perquimans County in
the first primary by a total of 131
votes, receiving a total of 502, while
Johnson received 371 votes on May
29th. He overcame a majority of
more than 8,000 votes in the first pri
mary to win the nomination in the
run-off election held Saturday. In
complete reports, as of Monday, from
most of the State's 1,952 precincts,
showed Scott leading by more than
37,000 votes, he having a total of 217,
948 to Johnson's 180,137. Scott car
ried 65 counties while Johnson, who
had run high in 51 counties in the
first election, carried only 35.
Town Adopts Plan
For Of f-Peak Meters
Local electric customers owning
electric hot water heaters of the two
element type will shortly benefit by a
special rate to be offered by the Town
of Hertford, it was announced todav
by Mayor V. N. Darden.
The Mayor stated that orders have
been placed for a number of off-peak
meters, and arrangements completed
for installation of these meters in
homes using electric water heaters.
When installed these special meters
will operate at off-peak hours and
will enable the Town to offer custom
ers the electric current at the rate
of one and a half cents per kilowatt
Mr. Darden added that home own
ers having, or planning to install,
electric heaters should contact F. T.
Britt for full information regarding
the installation of the new meters.
He announced that the Town will fur
nish the meters to customers but that
an .installation charge will be made at
the time the extra meter is placed in
Members of the Town Board have
had the off-peak meter proposal un
der consideration for several months
and had authorized Mayor Darden to
investigate the plan, which has been
placed in operation in many other
cities and towns. The Mayor discov
ered that meters were available and
hat under the plan the Town of Hert
ford could offer the reduction on cur
rent without affecting the cost to the
Town. The arrangements will mean
considerable" savings to electric users
over a period of months.
Bid Submitted For
Surfacing Route 17
The State Highway Commission on
Wednesday received a bid of $97,
750.00 for the resurfacing of U. S.
Highway 17 from the Hertford town
limits to the Chowan County-line, it
was announced in Raleigh. The ibid
was submitted by Sam FThley Inc
Highway officials stated that bids
received on some 20 projects were
generally satisfactory, and it is ex
pected that the contracts for all pro
jects will be let. The work on the
highway through this county is ex
pected to be completed this year.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White, Jr., of
Elizabeth City announce the birth of
a daughter, born Saturday.
DIED AT ROCKY POINT
Word was received here this week
that the mother of Miss Eloise Scott,
former teacher in Perquimans schools,
died at her - home in Rocky Point,
N. C, last Tuesday. : . , , . . .