Volume XV. Number 29.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 16, 194&
CLUB DiMOHS RELEASE MCCARTHY AS
liiDIAtl MANAGER; (E1E LEVINSON TO JOB
Hertford Indians Con
tinue In Slump; Har
mon Young Rejoins
Ed McCarthy,, manager of the
Hertford Indians, was given his re
lease by directors of the Perquimans
Baseball Club, following a meeting of
the board of directors last week-end.
The move was part of a re-shuffle of
the Indians in an effort by the direc
tors to bolster the Indians, who have
been in a slump during the past two
weeks and are now in fifth place in
the Albemarle League standing.
- A number of other players on the
Indian roster were given releases at
the , same time. These included
Christgou, outfielder; Goodman, sec
ond baseman; Ingram, pitcher, andj
Watford, a pitcher.
There were no disagreements be
tween the" club directors and Mc-j
Carthy, it was reported, but the man
ager was released for the good of the
club, dt was stated.
Replacing McCarthy as Indian man
ager is Joe H. Levinson, athletic di
rector of Perquimans High School.
Levinson has been serving as busi
ness manager of the club since early
this year and assumed the club man
agement on Sunday.
The Indians continued in a slump
during the past week, losing two
games to Windsor and two to Ply
mouth after having turned back the
Edenton Colonials in a game here last
Thursday night. Bad luck trailed
the Indians in several of the games
and the breaks resulted in wins for
the Indians' opponents. At Plymouth
Monday night the Indians collected
14 hits to 11 for the Rams but failed
to. win, the Rams finishing in front
11-8. ' !-:;'. "7; ,
Plfcying on Memorial Field Tuesday
night,'." the .Indians and Rami were
neck nd neck., throughout the game
wnn in,itarai, geranga oreasin trie
' ninth, ac&insr one nut Which counted
nt 4-V,- 1UU rri. t tr. C TV., I. I
MBm juiaow uv m acvi iu vuc
first and collected runs in the second
and third td knot the count after Ply
mouth had tallied three runs in the
third. Plymouth scored twice' In the
sixth but the Indians came back to
score once in the sixth and seventh
to again tie the count. Both teams
failed to score in the eighth and Ply
mouth tallied the winning run in the
top half of the ninth. '
Morton and Sires were the starting
battery for Hertford, with Moe Bauer
relieving Morton in the ninth.
' Games on schedule for the Indians
during this week-end include the one
,with Colerain here Thursday night,
Edenton here on Saturday night and
Edenton here again next Tuesday
night ' -
Harmon Young, third baseman, who
played ' with the Indians during the
last two seasons, rejoined the In
dians this week and saw action in the
game here Tuesday night. Manager
Levinson is playing Young at third,
Bergeron at short, Cayton at second,
Kimbrell at first Z and Sires is now
catcher for the local club.
W. E. Nelson, State License Exam
iner, today urged motorists whose
last name begins with E. F and G to
apply for a renewal of their driving
licenses. He stated, "it's true motor
ists in this category have until De
cember 31 to renew licenses but by
doing so now they can receive exam
inations without waiting several
hours to make application. This will
likely be the case later on, so if you
desire to save time, apply now for a
The examiner is located in Hertford
at the Court House on Wednesdays
and Thursdays of each week from 9
A. M. to 5 P. M. Any change in his
schedule wijl be published in this
Lane Named To
Appointment of Archie T. Lane,
Route 1, Hertford, to a three-year
term on the Farmers Home Admin
istration County Committee for Per
quimans County was announced today
by J. B. Slack, State Director.
Mr. Lane succeeds Claud W. Wil
liams, whose, term expired June 30.
Also on the committee are colon &.
Jackson of Route 1 and Carson D
Spivey of Route 3. A committee of
three serves in each agricultural
County throughout the nation in which
the agency makes farm ownership
and operating loans. Appointments
are scheduled- so that a committee
always has - two experienced mem
hers. ; '.$'--'
The Perduimans County Committee
has an , important place in making
supervised credit; available to local
farmers, BeforCny? money t:an be
OTrw.flrtftKli ftKe agency an ap
plicant must have the approval of
the County Committee. , In the case
of farm ownership loans, the farm
to be purchased, enlarged or improved
must also be approved by th commit
tee. "The members know agricul
tural conditions in the county, are
often familiar with the farm the ap
plicant plans to operate," E. F. Mor
gan, County Supervisor, explained.
In addition to approving loans, the
committee cooperates with the County
Supervisor in overall administration
of the program m the uounty. .Peri
odically they review the progress of
borrowers to determine whether they
have reached a financial position that
would enable them to refinance their
loans through private lenders. A
farmer who is eligible for credit from
regular lending sources is not eligible
for a loan from the Farmers Home
"Using this system of operation,
the agency helped 97 families in Per
quimans County toward better farm
ing and better living with farm pur
chase and farm operating loans," Mr.
Morgan said. In the past 12 'months
66 -applications have been received for
this type of credit.
Miss Ramona Divers
Weds Robert Elliott
$1.50 Per Year.
At Session Tuesday
Speed Law Violators
Continue as Majority
Gets Under Way In
County This Week
Home Owners to Get In
structions For Preparation
Twenty cases, consisting of vari
ous law violations, were disposed of
by Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday. Ten of the cases were cita
tions for violation of the State's
speed law in which each of the defend
ants entered pleas of guilty.
Fines of five dollars and costs of
court were assessed against Irving
Glass, Harold Brown, Irving Berlin,
J. E. Holland, Nathan Stein, John
Wilson and Sallie Baker for speeding.
Frank Harris and Wally Steinberg
each paid -a fine of ten dollars and
costs on charges of speeding.
Adrian Geheke was fined $15 and
costs for speeding.
A suspended sentence of 12 months
on the roads was given James. Spruill,
Negro, who entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of forceful trespass. The
defendant was placed on good be
havior for 12 months and ordered to
pay the costs of court and $7.22 for
the use of Darden Brothers. Spruill,
according to testimony presented, re
ceived goods from the local store un
der false pretense.
Luther Phillips, charged with driv
ing drunk, was fined $100 and costs
and his driver's license was revoked
for 12 months.
Douglas Filmore, Herman Meadows
and Donald Mailett each entered a
plea of guilty to charges of driving
without an operator's license and paid
a fine of $25 and costs of court.
Prayer for judgment was continued
in the case charging Luther Perry,
Negro, with driving without a license
Arthur Jones, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of assault. Judg
ment was continued in the case.
G. E. Wood entered a plea of guilty
to a charge, of failing to report furs
purchased. He was ordered to pay
one-half of the court costs.
W. L. White was found guilty of
the charge for failing to report furs
purchased and prayer of judgment
William .Barcliff, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court on a charge of
failing to dim lights.
Mrs. Vera Phillips Broughton, age
59, wife of John Broughton. died Sat
urday morning at 7:30 o'clock after a
lingering illness, , She was the daugh
ter of the late J. T. and Nora Fleet
wood Phillips and a member of the
Hertford Baptist Church; - f '
She is survived by ' her husband,
one con, John. ' Broughton, Jr., of
Newport New, ya., one daughter,
Mrs, Charles E. Johnson; three broth
ers, W. C. Phillips of Cary, N. C, J.
J. and Is, IV' Phillips y of Hertford;
' three sisters, ' Mrs. O." C. Long of
Edenton, Mrs. Ernest ' Goodwin of
Hertford and ' Mrs; Evie Weston of
Norfolk, and five grandchildren. ' '
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday af ternoon at 4:80 o'clock at
the home on t Church Street by the
Revi E. G. Willis, pastor of the Bethel
Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev.
C. W. Dulinavpastprt the Hertford
. Baptist Church. -' ". -"-T ".'VY
, During the services the church choir
rendered Rock of Ages and In the'
Sweet By and By, nd at the.grave-
side Abide With Me. .:..'.. ;
Pallbearers were Milton Dail, -Jr.
Leroy Goodwin, O. C. Lons Jr;, Riley
Long, Julian nd Sidney Broughton
and Clarence and xranon runups.;,
I .Burial followed ' in Cedarwood
?$TO PREACH SUNDAY - '
The Rev. P, W, Wilkinson' of the
Methodist :, Board V of Temperance,
Washington, D. C, will "preach at the
Hertford' .Methodist Church Sunday
morning a$U o'clock.. During the
Sunday School hour he will teach the
men's and women's classes in Joint
Miss Ramona Delores Divers,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Div
ers, and Robert Carlton Elliott, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Elliott, were
united in marriage at the 'Hertford
Baptist Church last Saturday after
noon at 4 o'clock, The Rev. C. W.
Duling, pastor of the church, outd
ated.' ' . '"'
The church was decorated with
white gladioli, Queen Anne lace,
palms, fern and candles.' : Rodney
Trueblood rendered a program of nup
tial music prior to the ceremony and
Miss Ruth Tucker sang Always and
The bride, who was given in marri-as-e
by her brother, James M. Divers,
wore, a two-piece tailored suit of
white palm with gold trim and white
accessories. Her ornament was a
string of pearls. She carried an arm
bouquet of yellow roses with yellow
satin ribbon. r-V r
Mrs. Hilton White, matron of hon
or, wore a dress of navy blue , with
white floral design, navy, blue acces
sories.' Her flowers were a nosegay
of pink, roses with snapdragons cen
tered - with v pink ; satin - bow and
streamers. . She wore a ; string; of
Dearis. a srift of the bride. sfe'iJ,
Best man was Douglas Elliott, of
Edenton,' brother of the bridegroom.;
Ushers were ; Edward Barber j and
toward .Jones. ? -'v:, f vi ..
. The young couple, both graduates
of Perquimans High School, wijl re
side in Hertford alter a snort woo
ding trip to unannounced points. '
The parents of the bride entertained
the bridal party at a cake cutting on
Friday night at their home on Church
Street. ' ' ' ' .
Final Rites Planned
For Lt Vm. Tucker
Final rites for Lt. William N.
Tucker, who was killed on January
11, 1944 in England, will be held in
Cedarwood Cemetery in Hertford
Friday morning, July 16, at 10:30
o'clock. The Rev. D. L. Fouts, pastor
of the Methodist Church and the Rev.
C. W. Duling, pastor of the Baptist
Church, will officiate. Full military
honors will be given by the Garland
Ownley Post of the Veterans of For
Lt. Tucker was a P-47 pilot and
was killed when his plane crashed
in England due to enemy fire after
the first daylight raid over Germany
on January 11, 1944. His body ar
rived here Thursday, after being
transported from England.
He is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. N. Tucker, one brother,
Paul Tucker and two sisters, Mrs.
J. R. Winterringer, of Baltimore, Md.,
and. Miss Ruth Tucker.
Bella Leads Indians
In Batting Record
Zeke Bella, Hertford Indian center
fielder, . is leading his clubmates on
batting average, according to a report
released this week by Herbert Nixon,
league statistician. The batting aver
ages for the Indians as reported by
Mr. Nixon are:
NEGRO YOUTH KILLED IN ACCIDENT WITH
HIGHWAY PATROL CAR TUESDAY NIGHT
V..r G. Ab. H. R. Pet
Bella 16 61 Zl 14 .344
Nowell-.26 9627 14 .281
Bergeron 29 119 33 22 .277
Sires 26 88 22 8 .250
Bauer .-i..12 24 6 4 .250
Cayton W 29 114 27 11 .237
Kimbrell ...29 108 21 12 .185
George ; .10 20 8 8 .150
" McCarthy was hitting .242 and
Goodman's average was .226 and
Christgou .252 at the time of their re
lease from the Indians. -'
Revival At Oak Grove
Starts Next Sunday ,
.' Ear! B. Edwards, pastor of the
Oak Grove . , Methodist Church at
Chapanoke . announced today-, that a
series of revival services will begin
at the church, next Sunday morning,
July 18. ,The pastor will .: do ' the
preaching. The public- is cordially
invited to attend -
Final arrangements have been com
pleted by the State Health Dept., the
District Health Department and Per
quimans County for the DDT home
spraying according to K. J. Eyer, dis
trict sanitarian, and spraying will
get underway this week in Per
Home owners will be contacted
prior to spraying and instructions
given for preparation of the work,
Eyer said. Full cooperation is ask
ed on part of occupants to have home
in readiness for spraying, as crew
members will not have time to do this
work. Therefore, if home is not pre
pared it will be passed up.
The sanitarian pointed out that
DDT kills most of the common house
hold pests such as flies, mosquitoes,
ticks, moths, silverfish, roaches, bed
bugs and some kind of ants. Its ac
tion against some of them is slower
than that of some other kind of insect
killers. Unlike most insecticides DDT
will kill insects on treated surfaces
for months after it has been applied.
Action of DDT is different from most
insecticides in that insects do not
have to swallow it to be killed.
Insects do not have to be hit di
rectly by DDT to be killed, they
merely have to come in contact with
it as they rest or crawl on the treat
ed surfaces, thus dying after they
absorb the poison through their feet,
legs and body walls. DDT attacks
the nervous system of the insects, and
the insect which has received a dose
of the insecticide soon becomes rest
less drags its legs and moves about
in a jerky manner. It may crawl or
fly away from the treated area before
it loses the power to use its legs or
wings', after which it becomes para
lyzed, has convultions and, dies.
Don't be disappointed if you find
only a few dead insects after you
have had your home treated with
DDT. The absence of insects rather
than the presence of dead ones proves
the efficiency of DDT.
Home owners are asked not to re
quest spraying of other out build
ings, as this program is for spraying
of homes only.
This program is entirely free, being
sponsored through the State and Dis
trict Health Departments and Per
Mrs. Marion Newby
Died At Home Sunday
Mrs. Marion Whedbee Newby, 73,
wife of Evart McMullan Newby and
daughter of the late Seth S. Whed
!jee and . Martha Penelope Blunt
Whedbee, died Sunday at 12:30
o'clock at her home on Church Street
after a. long illness.
Mrs. Newby as survived by one
son, James Evart Newby of Hertford;
four daughters, Mrs. J. Edgar Morris
of Hertford, Mrs. A. D. Morgan of
Raleigh, Mrs. R. L. Crouch of Blacks
burg, Va., and Miss Mary Helene
Newby of Washington, D. C; one
brother, G. Brooks Whedbee of Hert
ford; two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Newby
and Miss Pattie Whedbee of Hert
ford and eight grandchildren, in add
ition to her husband.
Funeral services were conducted
at the late home, Tuesday morning
at 10 o'clock by the Rev. D. L. Fouts,
pastor of the , Hertford Methodist
The choir sang Abide With Me.
Pallbearers were Herbert and Fran
cis Nixon, Alfred Williams, Edgar
Newby, Charles Skinner and Durwood
Interment was in Cedarwood
Town To Rent Out
Cottages At Base
Local residents seeking a cottage
or summer home and desire a site at
the Harvey Point Air Station may
now rent such facilities, it was an
nounced today by Mayor V. N. Dar
den, who stated that the Town, which
has control over the base property, is
now in position to rent cottages or
building space at the base.
Rental of facilities is on a yearly
basis, the amount being $25 per year.
This rental fee is charged each indi
vidual renting any of the cottages
and the Mayor added that the remain
ing space will be rented out on the
basis of first come, firset served.
Individuals desiring to rent any of
the buildings are requested to contact
Mayor Darden for full particulars.
Miss Audrey Umphlett, County
Health Nurse, today announced the
Health Department will begin a series
of vaccination clinics in this county
next week., A schedule of the clinics
will be found elsewhere in this issue.
The nurse stated that due to poor
attendance, . previous clinics held at
Beech ; Springs, Bethel and Burgess
had been . discontinued. tone added
that all parents having .children en
tering school ; for the first time are
urged ? to have their childrenf im
munization record complete and se
cure certificate from the Perquimans
County , Health Department or local
phygicWn covering all required vac
cinations, as no child will be enrolled
in ichool unless this certificate can be
Town Board Defers
Action On Tax Rate
Hertford's Town Board, meeting in
regular session Monday night, de
ferred action on the tax rate for the
next fiscal year until an audit has
been completed of the Town's books.
Tabling of the tax rate action came
after a discussion on the part of the
Board members, during which it was
pointed out that everything possible
is being done to maintain the Town
tax rate at the same levy as of last
year, lt was the opinion ,of some
members of the Board, however, that
it will be a tough proposition to
maintain the $1.10 rate in the face of
rising costs of materials and labor
used by the Town. The matter was
tabled upon an opinion that the audit,
expected to be completed within this
month, may show that the' present
rate is sufficient to raise the neces
sary funds for the Town during the
current fiscal year.
After taking the action above; the
Board voted to appropriate the same
amount of money for the Pasquotank-
Perquimans-Camden Health Depart
ment as was levied in 1947. The sum
is $1,046.27. Dr. John Bonner, acting
District Health Officer, Miss Audrey
Umphlett, County Health Nurse and
Miss Aydlett, all represening the
Health Department, appeared before
the Board in the interest of the De
partment levy. Dr. Bonner explained
the Health Department program to
the Board members and urged that
the Department be included in the
Town budget for the year.
It was announced during the meet
ing that Hertford's Volunteer Fire
Department will send a number of
delegates to the State Firemen's Con
vention to be held in Fayetteville
August 9 through 12th. Local fire
men expected to attend the convention
are Mayor V. N. Darden, Charles F.
Sumner, Beverly Tucker and Charles
Wedding July 3rd
On Saturday afternoon, July 3rd, at
3 o'clock, Miss Anna Faye Copeland,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland
Copeland of Belvidere, became the
bride of Glenwood Stallings, son of
Mrs. Eula. Stallings of Belvidere, in
a double ring ceremony performed by
the Rev. Mrs. Fernando White at
Mrs. White's home.
The bride was most attractively at
tired in a white street length dress
with white accessories. She wore a
shoulder corsage of red roses.
The only attendants were Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Winslow of Hertford.
Mrs. Winslow was attired in a navy
blue dress with red accessories and
also wore a shoulder corsage of red
The bride is a graduate of Perquim
ans County 'High School of the class
of 1948. Mr. Stallings also attended
Perquimans County High School. He
is now employed with the Virginia
Electric & Power Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Stallings will make
their home at Elizabeth City, where
Mr. Stallings is employed.
Coroner's Inquest In
Case Held Thursday;
Patrolman White In
Perquimans County's second high
way fatality of the year occurred
Tuesday night when Nathaniel Boone,
22-year-old Negro youth, died as the
result of injuries sustained when he V'
was struck while riding a bicycle by j
a car being driven by State Highway , J
Patrolman H. L, White, who is sta- C
tioned in Hertford. "
The accident occurred between 8
and 8:15 P. M., about one mile south v
of Hertford on the Harvey Point
Road. Corporal L. B. Howell of the
State Highway Patrol investigated
Patrolman White stated that he was
driving to Harvey Point base, accom
panied by his brother-in-law, C. E.
Jones, when he rounded the curve in
the road near James Sawyer's home
and first saw the youth approaching
on his (White's) side of the road.
Patrolman White stated that the Ne
gro was about 100 feet away when
he first saw him. He added that the
youth was wearing dark clothes and
had no lights on the bicycle, neither
was he carrying a light. The patrol
man further stated that he made
every effort to avoid hitting the
cyclist, but the youth kept turning the
bicycle in the same direction as he
turned the car.
An eye witness to the accident, Saul
Maben, Negro, told Coroner Dr. C. A.
Davenport, who examined the body at
the scene of the accident, that Boone
kept swerving the bicycle into the
path of the patrol car as White at
tempted to miss the youth.
Dr. Davenport reported that th3
youth died as the result of a broken
neck. He was dead, according to
Patrolman White, at the time the
Coroner arrived at the scene a few
minutes after the accident occurred.
White suffered a&rasiofts ajd cuts
to his face and head and Jones suf
fered abrasions on his right arm. The
patrol car, which was being driven
by Mr. White, was badly damaged, be
ing overturned into the ditch during
the accident. Damages to the car
were estimated at more than $600.
A coroner's inquest on the death
was called by Dr. Davenport for
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, the
verdict of the coroner's jury regarding
the matter was not reported at the
time this paper went to press.
Chappell Rites Held
Tuesday At Belvidere
Miss Margaret E. Chappell, 70,
died at her home near Belvidere Sun
day night after a lingering illness.
She was the daughter of the late
Caleb W. and Lucinda Parks Chap
pell. She was a member of the Piney
Woods Friends Church and took an
active part in church activities until
her health failed.
Surviving are one brother, William
C. Chappell, one sister, Mary C. Chap
pell, nephew, : Clarence Chappell,
and a niece, Lucy Chappell Ward.
Funeral services were conducted at
the home Tuesday afternoon at three
o'clock. Burial followed in the fam
ily cemetery at the home.
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Local Lioness Club
Installs Officers At
Meeting Held Friday
New officers were installed at a
meeting of the Hertford Lioness Club
held last Friday evening at the home
of Mrs. Sallie Lane. Twenty mem
bers and five visitors were present
when the meeting opened with the
singing of America. Among the
guests were Lion International Coun
selor Norman Trueblood, past zone
chairman, Norman Shannonhouse and
Mrs. Shannonhouse, of Elizabeth City,
Mrs. Henry Stokes and Mrs. John
The meeting .was called to order by
Lioness Dorothy Bass and invocation
was given by Lioness Helen Woodard.
During the business session a vote of
thanks was given Lioness Sallie Lane
for being hostess and donating $25
to the club. Lioness Ruby White led
the group in singing.
Installation ceremonies for the of
ficers were conducted by Mr. True
blood and Mrs. Trueblood. Officers
installed were Dorothy Bass, presi
dent; Jesse Cox, first vice president;
Priflcilla Leonard, second vice presi
dent; Annie Lee McGoogan, third vice
president; Minnie Wilma Hurdle, sec
retary and treasurer; Ruby White,
Lion Tamer; Edna Eley, tail twister;
Lillie Vann and Sallie Lane, directors
for one year; Irene Byrum and Mary
Roberson, directors for two years.
Two door prizes, given by Lionesses
Allie Trueblood and Lizzie Lee Cox,
were awarded to Lillie Vann and Mrs.
Norman Shannonhouse. The next
meeting of the club will be held on
August 13 at the home of Lioness Al
At Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. Dwight L. Fouts left last Sat
urday for Nashville, Tennessee, to at
tend an institute of Race Relations as
a delegate of the Southeastern Juris
diction of the Woman's Society of
Christian Service of ' the Methodist
Church.- From there she will go to
Lake Junaluska, N. C, for the Juris
diction School of Missions, July 20-28.
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