Volume XV. Number 34.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 20, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year.
I!:rtferd Indians Down Plymouth Twice
Practicdy Assuring Place In Play-off
'Play-offs Begin Satur
;' day With Edenton
-' x Having Choice of Op
' ponents In First Game
Hertford Indiana, playing .500 ball
during the past week, practically as
; sored themselves of a place in the Al
:bemarle League play-offs by handing
r Plymouth two defeats in games play
ed Monday and Tuesday. The In
dians, playing a stellar brand of base
ball behind the pitching of Moe
Bauer, trounced the Rams 9-0 in a
game played '. ire Monday. Return
ing to Plymouth Tuesday night, 4jhe
Indians did it the hard way by win
ing a 10-inning contest 7 to 5.
The Indians lost to Edenton here
last Thursday night, then dropped
two games to Windsor while beating
the. Rebels once. Windsor won games
here on Friday night and Sunday af
ternoon while the Indians won the tilt
at Windsor on Saturday.
-; Hertford was in fifth .place in the
league""' standing Monday morning
-with the crucial two : games series
with Plymouth coming up. Bauer was
in perfect form for the contest Mon
day night and allowed only two hits
during the' fracas while his team
mates collected eight hits off of An
drews and Smith, Plymouth hurlers.
the Indians scored once in the sec
ond, four runs in the third and two in
the fourth and two again in the
eighth. Red Kimbrell drove in two
runs in the third on his three-base hit.
- Garman started on the mound for
the Indians at Plymouth and pitched
seven and two-thirds innings when he
was relieved by Morton, who finished
the game. The Indians jumped into a
three-run lead in the second inning but
Plymouth came back to score two in
the fifth and three runs in the sev
enth to take a 5-3 lead. Hertford tied
the count in the ninth by scoring
twice,- then sewed up the bait, game
in the tenth by scoring two more.
Bergeron was outstanding at bat for
the Indians, getting three hits in six
trips to the plate and scntfhgt three
runs. y-:S j&- t'$H
7 ' The platf
scheduled to get under way on Satur
day, but due to the tight race for
third and fourth positions, the sched
ule is still uncertain. Edenton, by
virtue of its victory for the season,
has a choice of opponents for the first
series in the play-offs and league of
ficials are expected to announce the
line-up for the play-off on Friday
B&L Stock Series
To Mature Saturday
The Hertford Building and Loan
Association will mature its 43rd series
of saving stock on Saturday, August
21, it was announced today by Max
Campbell, secretary and treasurer of
The serieg is one of the largest ever
matured by the local association,
which .will pay out slightly more than
twelvS thousand dollars to stockhold
ers who have used the Building and
Loan plan for savings during the past
356 weeks. The stock will net each
stockholder about three and one-half
per cent interest.
Mr. .Campbell stated that the next
series of stock, sold on the saving
plan, will be opened by the Associa
tion during the month of November.
The Association at the present is
selling full paid stock to individuals
desiring to purchase this type of
Baker Rites Held
At Elizabeth City
Funeral services for Pvt. James
Carson Baker, 26, who was killed in
Germany, serving with the 318th
Inf. Division at Dillington, Luxem
bourg, were conducted at the Twif ord
Funeral Chapel in Elizabeth City
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Rev. G. M. Singletary, pastor of the
Corinth Baptist Church, officiated, as
sisted by the Rev. E. B. Edwards,
pastor of the Oak Grove Methodist
Military rites were conducted by
the VFW Post of Elizabeth City
-Private' Baker entered the service
in' 1944 and was sent overseas Janu
ary 1, 1945, arriving in Germany
February 16. He was serving with
the Third Army at the time of his
death. He was a member of the Oak
Grove Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
'WftmiPritdiaTti'Baker, of Staten Is
land, N. Y.; his mother, Mrs. Sarah
Baker, of Hertford; three sisters,
Mrs. Walton Lowe, Mrs. Nathan
Trueblood, of Hertford, and Mrs. .Vir
ginia Caddy, of Norfolk, and four
brothers, Elvin Baker, of Elizabeth
City; Marshall and Willard Baker, of
Norfolk, and Harrison Baker of Hert
ford. Interment was in the New Holly
wood cemetery at Elizabeth City.
Local Draft Board
Awaits Orders From
Registration of Men Be
gins August 30; Help
' President Truman signed the anti
inflation .bill on Monday, but accused
, ' the GOP Congress for railing to pro
' vide a measure that would assure
roal lid tit thn whole nation. The
" anti-inflation measure, now a law,
. will tend to make it harder for indi
viduals, to borrow money or to pur
ehmta a number of durable items such
,' as refrigerators, autos, etc, on the
Babe Ruth, famed home run king
of baseball, died this week at a hos-
pital in New York following serious
' illness of more than two years. The
Babe as he was known to millions of
fcnaehaTl fans, wan the idol of kids all
, over America; " After his playing days
Kuth spent consiaeraoie time worKing
with youths, planning and promoting
Twenty-four new cases of polio
were reported! in North Carolina on
Tuesday, to bring the epidemic total
- to 1,520 cases. - State health officials
, , report that the epidemic is still con
fined mostly to the western-part of
the State. All cases reported this
' . week were said to have had their on-
' sett since August first t n t ,
: The diplomatic comedy raging in
. New York over possession of a Kus-
' siatt school . teacher who jumped or
fell from, a window of the Soviet Con-
' sulate, continues as both Russian offi
cials and U. S. officers exchange ver-
bal blasts' regarding the matter. The
school teacher, Mrs. Qksana Koesn
ldna, is reported in a critical condi-
tlott at a New York hospital, "suffer
ing from injuries ' sustained in the
' fall. Russian officials have been at
tempting to gain access to the teach
er but have failed to receive permis
sion of the hospital authorities to see
: the patient. - .
- ' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT . .
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nixon an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Juan
ita Helene, born Saturday, August 14.
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Augustus
Perry of Hertford, Route 1, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Cath
erine Elizabeth, to Lester B. Layden
of Hertford on Sunday, August 15,
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
The marriage was performed by
the Rev. Charles W. Duling; pastor
of the Hertford Baptist Church, at
the Baptist Parsonage in Hertford.
The double ring ceremony was used.
The bride wore a light blue two-
piece suit with white and brown ac
cessories, and a corsage of orchids.
The only attendants, were Miss
Edna Earle Ward of Tyner and Dow-
ard Jones of Hertford.
1 Miss Ward wore a pink dress with
white accessories . and a corsage of
Mr. Layden is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Richard Layden of Hert
ford During World War II, he serv
ed in the Merchant Marines, and he
is now a member of the Hertford Po
lice Force. ;
Mrs. Layden is a graduate of Per
quimans County High School, with
the class of 1948.
After a wedding trip to unan
nounced points the couple will make
their home in Hertford.
Attending the wedding was Mrs.
J. S. SatchwelU Miss Ethel Nixon and
Bob Layden. ' ' r
Lions Auxiliary Held
Meeting On Friday .'
-The ' Hertford' Lioness Auxiliary
heid its regular meeting at the Co
lonial Tourist Home ' -Friday, August
13, at 7 o'clock. , Lioness Jessie Cox
presided over the meeting.
.After the serving -of a delicious
meal, Lioness Myra Belle' , Trueblood
had charge of the program. - An in
teresting report was given hy Lioness
Ruby White on the StateV Lions Con
vention held at Greensboro. ' Lioness
Myra Belle Trueblood gave a report
on the Lions International Convention
held In New York City. , '
; Lioness Lula Mae Ward and Ljoness
Lillie Vann received? dopr prizes,
The .meeting was," then adjourned
with the Lions toasts . y .-V
Perquimans Countys draft board, as
yet awaiting orders from State Head
quarters of Selective Service regard
ing full organization of the local of
fice, are marking time pending the
start of registration of men schedul
ed to begin August 30.
At the present time the local board
is composed of R. M. Riddick, Jr.,
and Thad C. Chappell, both of whom
served Selective Service during the
war. A third member is to be secur
ed and a clerk to the board is to be
appointed. Mrs. Ruth Sumner serv
ed as clerk of the board during the
Mr. Riddick, who is expected to be
named chairman of the Perquimans
Board upon its organization, stated
today that plans for the beginning
of the registration period have been
announced by the Governor and no
doubt volunteers will be asked to help
out in the task of registration, es
pecially at the beginning of the ac
tivity. Governor R. Gregg Cherry,
on Tuesday, issued a proclamation
stated that all youths 18 through 25
are expected, and must ' register, ac
cording to dates set out by Selective
Dates for draft registration were
fixed as follows:
1. Persons born in the year 1922
after August 30, 1922, shall be regis
tered on Monday, August 30.
2. Persons born in the year 1923
shall be registered on Tuesday, Aug
ust 31, or Wednesday, September 1.
3. Persons born in the year 1924
shall be registered on Thursday, Sep
tember 2, or Friday, September 3.
4. Persons born in the year 1925
shall be registered on Saturday, Sep
tember 4, or Tuesday, September 7.
5. Persons born in the year 1926
shall be registered on Wednesday,
September 8 or Thursday, Septem
6. Persons born in the year 1927
shall be registered on Friday, Sep
tember 10, or Saturday, September 11.
7. Persons born in the year 1928
shall be registered on Monday, Sep
tember 13, or Tuesday, September 14.
8. Persons born m the year 19-9
shall be registered on Wednesday,
September 15, or Thursday, Septem
9. Persons born in the year 1930
before September 19, 1930, shall be
registered on Friday, September 17,
or Saturday, September 18.
10. Persons who were born on or
before September 19, 1930, shall be
registered on the day they become lo
or within five days thereafter.
Only those youths in the 18-
through-25 age group who are at
present in. .the armed forces, or who
are members of a reserve component
on extended active duty, are exempt
40 Grid Candidates
At first Practice
Football practice at Perquimans
High school, for the coming grid
season, , was started Monday under
the direction of Coach Joe Levinson
when forty eandidates for the Indians
squad answered the first call given
by the mentor.
About twenty additional aspirants
for the high scholo grid team are
expected .to report as practice ses
sions continue between now and the
ovehiiur of schools on September 8.
- Practice sessions conducted this
week consisted of light exercise and
Individual Instruction on the funda
mentals. Morning sessions are being
conducted throughout this week but
Coaen - Levinson hopes to oegin a
schedule of mdrning and afternoon
practices beginning next week.
Ag- Agencies Select
Farm Plans For 49
Representatives of agricultural
agencies In Perquimans County met
with thA Perauimans County AAA
Committee Tuesday, August 17, for
the purpose of selecting aoil building
practices which will be applicable for
farms in this county under the 1949
Agricultural Conservation Program.
r 1 Thd following practices were select-
ed: .Liming materials, -superpnospnate
and potash, winter cover crops, sum
mer annual legumes and permanent
pasture. W.' E. White, secretary, Per-
quimans County PMAyi states that
county handbooks which: contain in
formation and provisions of jie 1949
program will be mailed to producers
during September. -
Pending Payment Of
Recorder's Court .Dis
posed of 16 Cases at
John Burke, Negro, entering a plea
of guilty to a charge of reckless driv
ing had his operator's license revoked
until he conformed with the verdict
in the case tried in Perquimans Re
corder's Court Tuesday. Burke was
involved in a wreck which caused
$300 damage to a truck owned by
Milton Dail, and under the State's
new motor law Judge Charles E.
Johnson sentenced Burke to 90 days
on the roads, suspended upon pay
ment of costs of court and $300 for
the use of Dail. The Court also or
dered Burke's license revoked until
the verdict had been complied with.
Other cases disposed of by the
court this week included those of
Clarence Arsenault, Robert Howard
and William Cartwright, each of
whom paid a fine of five dollars and
costs of court on speeding charges-
Paul Calhoun and Frank Skeen
were taxed with the costs of court
after pleading guilty to charges of
A verdict of not guilty was render
ed in the case charging Melvin Fore
hand with driving with improper
Costs of court were assessed
against J. W. Crosby on a charge of
passing on a curve.
William Skipper was fined $25 and
costs of court on a charge of reck
James Green, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court and $65 for
the use of Norman Elliott after he
entered a plea of guilty to charges
of obtaining money under promises
Paul Davis, Negro, was fined $25
and costs for driving without a
William Annaud was taxed with
the costs of court for speeding.
Pail Stokely was fined $10 and
costs on a charge of driving with im
Levy RevelLs, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court on a charge
of being drunk and disorderly.
The State took a nol pros with
leave in the cases charging Edward
Mallory, Negro, with assault with a
deadly weapon and assault on a
White Funeral Held
Funeral services for Dempsey Jo
siah White, 70, who died at his home
near Woodville at 12:50 P. M. last
Friday, were conducted Sunday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock at the Woodville
Baptist Church by the Rev. G. M.
Singletary, pastor of the church.
A native and life-long resident of
Perquimans County, Mr. White was
the son of Mrs. Elmira Trueblood
White and the late John Q. White.
Surviving besides his mother are
his wife, Mrs. Minnie W. White, five
daughters, Miss Myrtle Lee White,
Mrs. Marvin White of Winfall, Mrs.
Wesley Pike of Moyock, Mrs. Roy
Hurdle and Mrs. Sam bawyer of bliz
abeth City; four sons, K. S. White,
Johnnie White, Haywood White and
D. J. White, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. J.
C. Bagley of South Norfolk and Mrs
E. H. Gilbert of Cleveland, Ohio and
one brother, Clarence B. White.
Burial was in the Cedarwood
Expansion Program Of Don Juan Firm
Gets Under Way In New Building Here
New Building Under
Workmen began the task of con
struction of the new D. M. Jackson
building on Market Street here Mon
day morning. When completed, ac
cording to Mr. Jackson, the new
building will house two store rooms.
The new building will be fifty feet
wide by 75 feet deep, and will be
located between Dr. A. B. Bonner's
office and the Hertford Furniture
The building is expected to be com
pleted and ready for occupancy about
the 15th of October. Mr. Jackson
stated that the Hertford Cleaners
will occupy one half of the building
while no lease, as yet, has been giv
en for the other half.
Construction is of brick and cement
block and the front of the new build
ing will be inlaid brick and glass.
Town Board Raises
Price Cemetery Lots
Lots in Hertford's Cedarwood
Cemetery will cost more beginning
today as results of action taken by
the Town Board meeting regular ses
sion last Monday night.
Voting unanimously the Board in
creased the price of the lots to $100
for residents of the Town of Hert
ford and $150 for residents outside
the Town. The board set a price of
$u for one-half a lot for Town resi
dents and $90 for a half lot to nonresidents.
The differential between the price
to Hertford residents and non-residents
was set due to the fact that
residents of the town are taxed for
the purpose of maintaining the ceme
tery, while non-residents do not con
tribute toward the upkeep of the
plots. The increase costs of the lots
went into effect immediately follow
ing the board's action.
An increase of approximately four
hundred dollars was voted for the
Pasquotank - Perquimans - Camden
Health Department, to be included in
the fiscal budget of the department
for this year, after the board had
been advised that members of the'1
Board of County Commissioners had
voted to adopt the increase requested
from the county.
A report on the State Firemen's
convention, which was attended by
Mayor V. N. Darden, Fire Commiss
ioner B. C. Berry, C. F. Sumner, Jr.,
and Charles Skinner was made to
the board by Mr. Berry.
Solemnized August 7
John Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carrol V. Ward of Belvidere, and
Miss Elizabeth Byrum, daughter of
Mrs. W. M. Byrum and the late Mr.
Byrum of Hertford, were married in
a quiet but impressive ceremony on
Saturday evening, August 7, at 7
o'clock in the home of the officiating
minister, the Rev. D. L. Fouts, pastor
of the Hertford Methodist Church.
The double ring ceremony was
The bride wore a suit of Navy blue
crepe with blue accessories and her
corsage wasellow roses.
After the ceremony the couple left
for a bridal trip. They will make
their home in Hertford, where both
Entire Operations of
At Local Plant; Em
Officials of the Don Juan Manu
facturing Company announced today
that plans for their expansion pro
gram here in Hertford is fast mov
ing along following the completion
of their new building located adjacent
to the Z. A. Harris store on Grubb
The construction of the new build
ing, which now houses the manufac
turing firm, was recently completed
by Z. A. Harris and sons and the shirt
making company began immediately
to move in additional machinery and
other equipment and arranging for
the complete unit to operate locally.
Moving to Hertford in October of
last year, the Don Juan firm began
operations here by employing about
25 employees and doing only part of
the shirt making operation in its
plant here. With the new building
which gives them more than ten
thousand square feet of floor space,
the company is now in the process of
setting up machinery which will en
able the firm to do all operations in
Hertford. The company has closed
out its units in Snow Hill and Salis
bury, Maryland, and operations which
had been carried on in those towns
will be handled here.'.
Expanding its operations here the
firm now has more than sixty em
ployees and plans to employ some
forty to fifty additional workers dur
ing the next few months. As fast as
the new plant is equipped and the
production line is set up, employees
will be added. Training of these em
ployees take some time, but new em
ployees will be added as fast as each
unit is trained in production.
All operations of the firm are now
carried on here in Hertford. The
plant is organized well, its cutting
room, where' hundreds of patterns are
cut simultaneously, is located over
the Harris store. When cut, these
patterns move into the new building
to the sewing department, which com
pletes the garment, then each gar
mnt is moved to the pressing -department,
where some 15 women press
tfid iron each garment. The next
sep is"fplding and boxing the shirts
The firm has a total of ninety ma
chines used in the sewing operations.
It maintains sales offices in New York
City and shipments and sales are
made all over the United States.
Last Call For Forms
Installs New Officers
Mrs. Sarah C. White was installed
n ni-enMoiit. nf t.Vio AmefSVan Legion
Auxiliary of the William Paul Stal-
hngs Post in Perquimans County at
a meeting-' recently held, to succeed
Mn. Ralph R. White.
Mrs. C. P. Morris was installed first
vice president; Mrs. T. P. Brinn, sec-
ntirJ vfoa nfwaiifant: Mrs. Leasie E.
White, secretary; Mrs. Tom Perry,
treasurer; historian, Mrs. J. a. rw-
teii; cnapiain.jurs. w. w. irueniooa;
! Mrs. Tom jSCbx:
chairman of child welfare, Mrs. B. C.
Berry, and chairman of rehabilitation,
Mrs. T.P. Brinn.
Rotarians Hold Fish
Fry Tuesday Evening
Members of the Hertford Rotary
forwent the regular meeting of the
civic club at the Hotel Hertford lues
day evening and held a fish fry at
Minzies .Creek, near : Harvey Point
instead. The committee in charge of
the fish fry was Dr. C. A. Davenport,
A. W. Hen-en and Dr. A. B. Bonner.
J , ' , V- ,..'.
Seven Enter Plea
3V) Gambling Charge
i' Seven men, all Negroes, entered a
plea of guilty to charges of gambling
and were taxed with the costs of
court in Tuesdays session of Record
ers Court. The defendants were Wil
liam Felton, William Webb, Arthur
Everett, Jacob Martin, Horace Good
win, Oscar Green and Robert Creecy.
The men, were placed under arrest
following a raid conducted by Sheriff
M. G. Owens, assisted by Policeman
R. A. White and Trotman Miller. The
raid was made last Saturday night
about 8 o clock. The officers conns
cated the "pot" .which consisted of
$3.10-and a pair of dice.
W. E. White, secretary, Perquim
ans County PMA, states that August
31st is the final date in which pro
ducers can report soil building prac
tices carried out through August 31st
on farms and receive payment under
the 1949 program. Producers failing
to report practices carried out by that
date will lose the minimum assistance
set up for the farm. Producers pur
chasing lime commercially must show
the bill, receipt, etc., when reporting
the use of liming materials.
After September 1, 1948, request
will have to be made at the AAA of
fice and approved by the AAA com
mittee for soil building practices to
be carried out in the fall of 1948.
Mr. White states that a farmer
whose farm is under contract in the
AAA office is eligible to make a re
quest for soil building practices.
Gulf Station Changed
Ownership Last Week
Z. A. Robertson, owner of the Gulf
Service Station in Hertford for the
past several years, sold his interest
in the station to W. L. Bagley, who
assumed management of the station
late last Week.
Mr. Bagley, well known Perquim
ans County man, stated the station
will continue to offer complete auto
service to local motorists.
Mr. Robertson ,sold his interest in
the station to devote his full time to
his plumbing business.
Funeral services for John A. North
cott, 83, of Norfolk, Va., who died in
a Norfolk hospital Friday morning
after a long illness, were conducted
at the Lynch Funeral Home in Hert
ford Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
by the Rev. E. L. Wells of Edenton.
The Hertford Baptist Church choir
sang "Sometime We'll Understand"
and "Face to Face."
The casket was covered with a pall
of red roses and white asters.
Pallbearers were the grandchildren
of Mr. Northcott.
Burial was in Beaver Hill Cemetery .
TO PREACH SUNDAY
The Rev. and Mrs. D. L. Fouts re
turned home early this week after
having spent a few days at Hatteras.
Mr. Fouts will preach the morning
services at the Methodist Church on
Sunday, but will be at Mt, Harmon,
where he is assisting with a revival,
on Sunday evening. The Rev., J. W.
Paige, pastor of the City Road Meth
odist Church of Elizabeth City will
deliver the sermon at the Sunday