Volume XV. Number 36.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 3, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year.
Opening Of County
High School Principal
Issues Warning on
Student Hazing 1
School bells will ring next Wednes
day morning, marking the end of the
summer vacation, for some 1,000
Perquimans County school children.
John T. Biggers, County School Sup
erintendent, announced Wednesday
that1 plans are completed for the
opening of the new school term.
The faculties of the various schools
are complete and teachers will meet
later this week for review of assign
ments for the school year.
Mr. Biggers stated that part day
sessions will he the vogue for the
first two days of the new term.
School will open at nine o'clock next
Wednesday morning, September 9
and this session will close at 11:15
a. m. On Thursday, the second day,
schools will begin at 8:45 and this
session will run until 1:30 o'clock.
.'Beginning Friday, September 10,
full sessions will be the order of the
day with classes starting at 8:45
a. m. and running through until 3:15
Schools equipped with lunchrooms
will begin serving students lunches
on Friday, September 10th. School
lunchroom managers will meet with
the superintendent and school prin-
einals tndav for nrenaration of lunch
room operations for the year.
served at some of the schools but
generally no - elaborate plans are
E. C. Woodard, principal at Per
quimans High School,; stated that
I taAnrtn ant nrmd to' resort immed
iately to noma rooms upon arrival
at $e school building. He issued a
warning that students hazing, a cus-
out ana that student participating
in any such antics this ear will b
DATES FOR REGISTERING
The selective service act of 1948 requires every male person be-
tween the ages of 18 and 26, residing in Perquimans County to register
according to the schedule listed below, unless he is a member of any
branch of the armed forces of the United States. There is only one
registration point in the county, and that is located in the court room
at the Court House in Hertford. The remaining schedule for register
ing is as follows:
September 3 Men born in 1924
September 4 and 7 Men born in 1925
September 8 and 9 : Men born in 1926
September 10 and 11 Men born in 1927
September 13 and 14 Men born in 1928
September 15 and 16 Men born in 1929
September 17 and 18 Men born in 1930 before Sept. 19
After September 19, youths becoming 18 years of age must reg
ister with the Draft Board at its office over the bus station within five
days after their birthday. Veterans who fall within the age group'
18-26 are required to register and are asked to bring their discharge
Hertford Stores To
Observe Labor Day
Hertford stores and business houses
will observe Labor Day next Monday
by being closed all day, it was an
nounced here this week. No special
plans have been made to celebrate the
observance other than the noimay on
S. M. Whedbee, postmaster, stated
that the post office will observe the
holiday and no deliveries will -be
made. However, mail will be receiv
ed and dispatched on regular schedule.
Dies At Hospital;
Raymond Carlton Skinner, 50, died
at the Albemarle Hospital Sunday
morning at 11:30 o'clock after an ill
ness of two months. He had under
gone an operation on last Friday.
He was a native and Bfe-long resi
dent, of Perquimans County and a
member of the Methodist. Church. En-
vtoHt known throughout the county
he faculty wril be sta-1 , . jh, .wv f , M.
members of the faculty :
tioned - on the school grounds to see
that the order is carried out. Students
entering high school for the first
time, are asked to see that their
children come directly to the school
building and enroll in their classes
without undue loitering between
; home and school and upon the school
grounds after arrival at the building.
The first two days of the new
term will be taken up by classes as
signments and the issuing of school
supplies and full schedules will get
underway on the following Friday.
Henry -Wallace, Progressive Party
candidate for President, completed a
vote-seeking tour of North Carolina
Tuesday when he concluded the last
of several speeches at Asheville.
Wallace, according to reports, was
heckled at every stop : made 'on the
tour and was assaulted with rotten
eggs and over-ripe tomatoes. Only
at Asheville did Wallace make a com
plete speech. Other places he was
heckled so badly that he left the scene
without finishing his message. De
spite his reception in this State, Wal
' lace stated he will make his tour of
Southern -States seeking support for
l; , Military governors ih Berlin, repre
senting ' United ' States, England,
.: h rinc a ana nussia. acumr on instruc
tions from their governments, opened
negotiations aimed at lifting the Ber
lin blockade, it was reported Wednes
day. It was the first time in eight
weeks that western allied governors
had met- with the Russian governor.
There was no report on immediate
progress but L observers.' felt some
agreements had been reached toward
settling problems relating to Berlin.
State motorists owning automobiles
manufactured prior to 1936, who
and his death was a shock to the en
Surviving besides his wife, Mrs.
Blanche Sawyer Skinner, are his
mother, Mrs. Steve Elliott, five daugh
ters, Mrs. Blanche Decker of Nebras
ka, and Sybil, Mildred, Billie and
Shirty Ann and one son, Raymond, all
of Hertford; three brothers, Ben Skin
ner of Florida, Cecil Skinner of Tex
as, and Will Skinner of Edenton; two
half brothers, Will Elliott of Hertford
and Lloyd Elliott of Wilmington; one
sister, Marine Long of Hertford.
Funeral services were conducted at
the Lynch Funeral Home Wednesday
afternoon by the Kev. I). L. touts,
pastor of the Hertford Methodist
Pallbearers were A. D. Thach, C. R.
Chappell, Josiah and Norman Elliott,
Jacob L. White, Seth Long, J. D.
Chappell -and W. S. Evans.
Interment was in Cedarwood Ceme
Heat Wave Broken
By Shower Tuesday;
An intense heat wave which had
gripped this area since last Thurs
day was broken Tuesday afternoon by
thunder showers that struck Hertford
about mid-afternoon. -The rain storm
was an anti-climax of the expected
hurricane which had lingered off the
Carolina coast for two days and which
had caused local Red Cross commit
tees to be alerted for possible disas
Practically all of Northeastern
North Carolina had been alerted for
what was expected to be One of the
worst hurricanes ever to strike this
area. . Red Cross officials had mobil
ized forces in larger towns in prepar
ation for any eventualities and locally
Herbert Nixon, chairman of the Per
quimans chapter of the Red Cross was
advised to alert local committees to
render aid if needed.
Mr. Nixon contacted his Red Cross
committees and arranged for use of
the Hertford Grammar School and the
Court House to be used as storm
shelters, if needed. Headquarters
were set up in the Sheriff's office at
the Court "House and the local Red
Cross was prepared in case the storm
Fortunately, the storm, which lin
gered about 110 miles off Hatteras
for more than a day, picked up speed
and veered its course northeast but
into the open sea. Weather Bureau
advisors reported about noon Tues
day that danger from the storm had
A second hurricane had been re
ported in the making about 1,800 miles
southeast of Florida but definite re
ports on this storm were not avail
able at press time.
Mr. Nixon announced that the local
Red Cross committees will continue to
be alerted during the present hurri
cane season and that arrangements
for use of public shelters, if needed,
have been made.
County Board Will
Not Meet Monday
The regular meeting of the Per-
auimans Board of Jounty uommis
sioners, scheduled for next Monday,
has been postponed, it was announced
Wednesday by J. W. Ward, clerk to
The' meeting was postponed for
one week in observance of the Labor
Day holiday next Monday. The Board
will meet at the Court House on Mon
day, September 13, for the regular
At Baptist Church
A series of special services will be
conducted at the Hertford Baptist
Church beginning Monday, September
5, and continuing through September
12, it was announced today by the
Rev, C, W. Duling, pastor of the
Services will be held each day at
8:30 A. . M., and at 8 o'clock each
evening. ' The Rev. J. Lester Lane,
pastor of the Suffolk, Virginia, Bap-
have not had the cars inspected, re- . tist Church, will deliver the sermons.
ceived a reprieve on Wednesday when
it was announced that patrolmen will
cite motorists to an inspection lane
for a period of ten days before issuing
citations to court for failure to com
ply with the law. The deadlinefor
inspection of cars of 1936 models and
prior years Wat August 81, but in
' case you are one of the motorists af
fected by the new . order, it will be
best to drive to an inspection lane
' BISHOP DARST DIES V ,
f Bishop Thomas C. 1 Darst, retired
Bishop of the Eastern Carolina Dio
cese, died in Wilmington Thursday,
Legion Meeting Set
For Friday Night
' Members of the Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of - the American Legion will
meet Friday night, September 3rd, at
8 o'clock at the Agriculture Building
in Hertford, it was announced today
by Francis Nixon, Post Adjutant ,
'All member are ureed to be n reg
ent as plans for the opening of the
Legion club house at Harvey Point
will be made. Plans for the annual
membership drive will. also be dis
cussed. ' ' ' x
Funeral Services For
Otis Winslow Drowned
On Outing at Base
Last Friday P. M.
Funeral services for Otis Marshall
Winslow, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
G. Winslow of Belvidere, who was
drowned at 4:30 P. M. last Friday
afternoon while swimming at Harvey
romt, were conducted at the Uo Riv
er .Friends Church Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Mrs. Lizzie
White, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. Ber
During the services, which were un
der the direction of the Lynch Fun
eral Home, the church choir sang
Sometime We'll Understand" and
"Asleep In Jesus." At the graveside
the choir sang "Good Morning" and
tPallbearers were Harry Lee Wins
low, Lester Baker, Oolan Winslow,
Clarence Winslow, Archie Riddick and
Eugene Winslow. Honorary pallbear
ers were members of his Sunday
School class and the Young Ladies'
Interment was in the church ceme
Winslow was swimming with
friends from Belvidere and waded out
approximately 80 yards from the
shore line near the old oil pier and
evidently stepped off into the channel
that had been dredged out by the
Navy during the war.
It was reported that no one in the
immediate vicinity of Winslow could
swim and other members of the party
were called immediately, but because
of the depth of the water were un
able to find the body until 5:50 when
Bobby Jordan of Hertford located it
Artificial respiration was adminis
tered by Jordan, Sheriff Melvin Owens
and Elihu Winslow for 45 minutes
Members of the swimming party
at the time of the tragedy were Xes-
ter L. Baker, Doland Winslow, Elihu
Winslow, Clarence Winslow, Harry
Lee Winslow, Clinton Winslow, Faye
Lassiter, Lucille Lane, Marjorie White
and Elsbury Lane.
Winslow was an outstanding mem
ber of last year's junior class in Per
quimans County High School and took
part in many school activities.
Sheriff Owens and acting Coroner
Dr. T. P. Brinn investigated the ac
DRAFT BOARD REGISTERS 26 YOUTHS ON
FIRST DAY OF ACTIVITY OF NEW DRAFT
Base Bathing Beach
Has Been Marked
Mayor V. N. Darden, custodian of
the Harvey Point Base, announced to
day that the bathing beach near the
spot where Otis Winslow was drown
ed Friday, has been roped off for the
protection of the public.
The roped off area includes the
diving board and the beach beyond,
and it is requested that swimmers,
especially those not familiar with the
depth of the water, stay on the in
side of the ropes.
Mayor Darden stated that the chan
nel which was dredged by the Navy
during the war forms a semi-circle
coming into the shore line at the oil
docks and circling outward again to
allow tankers to unload their cargo,
and that any spot near the docks was
a very dangerous place to swim.
Mary Pascoe White
Weds Lloyd Overton
At Methodist Church
Street And Roads
Work on improvement of highways
and streets in Hertford and this
county is progressing rapidly, accord
ing to reports made this week. Crews
of the W.- L. Cobb construction firm,
which is surface treating the new
stretch of the Hertford-Center Hill
road, are expected to finish laying of
asphalt within the next week or two
and they are then scheduled to begin
pouring concrete curb and gutters for
the improvement and widening of
Employees of the Town of Hertford
have all but completed their task of
Preparing the street right-of-way for
the Cobb employees to lay the curb
and gutters and then later surface
treat the roadway with asphalt.
Another construction company has
its crews working on the improvement
of Route 17 between Hertford and the
Chowan County line. The highway
has been widened and foundation
placed for asphalt treatment which
will make that portion of highway 17
twenty-two feet in width.
From Welfare Dept.
Miss Davey Jo Lumsden, case
worker of the - Perquimans Welfare
Department for the past two years,
has resigned her position with the lo
cal department, effective immediately,
it was announced Tuesday by C. Ed
gar White, superintendent of public
welfare. .: ... .:-t..' .
Miss Lumsden left Hertford Tues
day. She plans to enter the Univer
sity of North Carolina this fall to
continue her studies in social , work.
While here Miss Lumsden took an ac
tive part in the" activities of the com
munity and Waa one of the charter
members, of the Perquimans Business
and Professional Woman's Club. .
School Sunt Speaker
At Opening Exercises
Superintendent J. T. Biggers will
speak at the formal opening exercises
of Perquimans Central Grammar
School on Friday, September 10, at 10
A. M., it was announced today by J.
P. Snipes, principal. Due to the lack
of seating space, there will be no as
sembly in the auditorium on opening
day, September 8.
Students will report to the follow
ing teachers for home room assign
ments on September 8:
Grade 1 Mrs. Ruby S. Winslow.
Grade 2 Miss Johnnie White.
Grade 3 Mrs. Francis Jessup.
Grade 4 Mrs. Bertha Lane.
Grade 5 Mrs. Lucille Long.
Grade 6 Mrs. Eunice Riddick.
Grade 7 Miss Margaret White.
The lunch room will serve the first
meal on Friday, September 10.
Mr. Snipes urges all parents to
have their children present on opening
day and to attend regularly, as in
dications now point to the granting
of an extra teacher, if attendance is
high for uie first two weeks.
New Patrolman Is
Assigned To County
W. R. Whi'tehurst of Ayden, one of
47 new State Highway patrolmen
graduated from the Patrol School re
cently, has been assigned to duty in
Hertford, it was announced this week
by the Department of Motor Ve
No announcement was made as to
the date Mr. Whitehurst will begin
his duties here.
Miss Mary Pascoe White, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lycurgus
White of Hertford, became the bride
of Lloyd Edward Overton, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Edward Overton,
Sr., of Edenton, in an impressive
candlelight ceremony Wednesday
evening, August 25, at 1 o'clock in the
Hertford Methodist Church. The Rev.
D. L. Fouts, pastor of the bride, offi
ciated at the double ring ceremony.
The church was beautifully decorat
ed with palms, fern, huckleberry,
white gladioli and white asters with
lighted cathedral candles and pine
forming the background. The entire
church was lighted by candlelight.
Prior to the ceremony Mrs. Charles
Johnson, soloist, accompanied by Mrs.
jFred Mathews, organist, sang., "Be
I cause" and "Ah Sweet Mystery ol
Life." During the ceremony Mrs,
Mathews played "The Bells of St.
Mary," "Ave Marie," "Believe Me"
and the traditional wedding marches.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a wedding
gown of Chantily lace and slipper
satin fashioned with a nylon yoke,
long sleeves extending into calla lily
points over the wrist, a fitted bodice
with a peplum extending to a point
in the back which fell over the satin
skirt forming a long sweeping train.
Her fingertip veil of imported illusion
fell from a Juliet cap of illusion dot
ted with seed pearls. She carried a
bouquet of white bridal roses centered
with a purple-throated orchid and
showered with stephanotis which were
tied with white satin ribbon. Her
only ornament was a strand of pearls,
a gift from the bridegroom.
Miss Peggy White, sister of the
bride, as maid of honor, wore a gown
of pink taffeta with a fitted bodice
and a hoop skirt with side panniers.
She wore matching mitts, and carried
a cascade bouquet of fuchsia gladioli
centered with pink asters. Her head
dress was a halo of matching flowers
with a large bow in the back.
Her bridesmaids were Mrs. Ralph
Layden of Elizabeth City and Miss
Marion Lee White of Hertford, cous
ins of the bride. They wore gowns
of Nile green taffeta with a fitted
bodice, hoop skirt and bustle back
They wore matching mitts and carried
cascade bouquets of lilac gladioli cen
tered with purple asters. Their head
dresses were matching flowers identi
cal to that of the maid of honor.
The honorary bridesmaids were
Misses Josephine Hunter, Suzanne
Towe, Sue Perry White, Mrs. Joe
Towe White, all of Hertford, Mrs
John Oliver, Jr., of Edenton, Miss Ar-
line Griffin of Suffolk and Misses
Pascoe and Lucy Keen of Norfolk.
They wore gowns in pastel shades.
John Oliver, Jr., of Edenton, broth
er-in-law of the bridegroom, was best
man. The groomsmen were Joe Towe
White, brother of the bride, Maynard
Fleetwood and O. C. Long, Jr., both of
Edenton, and Ralph Layden of Eliza
'.Continuea on Page Four)
Perquimans . County Recorder's
Court was in recess this week, while
volunteer workers of the local Draft
Board used the Court Room for the
purposes ' of registering youths for
selective service. Alt cases listed on
the docket of the court were continued
until the next term of court.
According to Clerk of Court W. H.
Pitt, the court will be in recess until
Local Board Fully Or
ganized; Offices to Be
Located Over Bus Sta
tion September 19th
l'erquimans County's reactivated
Draft Board, assisted by a number of
volunteer registrars, swung into ac
tion this week and began the task of
registering youths 18 through 25 for
possible service in the armed forces
under the selective service act of
The local Board, fully organized
last week, is composed of R. M. Rid
dick, Jr., as chairman, William T. El
liott, secretary and Thad C. Chappell.
Mrs. T. B. Sumner is the clerk to the
Board. Offices of the Draft Board
will be located in the bus station
building in Hertford, but it is believ
ed that the local office will not be
opened until after the registration
period which ends September 18.
Registration under the selective
service act -started here Monday with
a total registration of 26, according
to Mrs. Sumner, who reported that
Rufus Rouse, Negro youth, was the
first youth to appear at the Court
House and register. The 26th, or last
man to register for the first day was
William Jordan. Out of the 26 reg
istrants appearing on Monday, Mrs.
bumner said, 12 of the men were vet
erans of the war. Under present reg
ulations these men will not likely be
called for service.
Activity on Tuesday continued at
about the same pace as on Monday
and the volunteer registrars, who are
Miss Ruth Elliott, Miss Mildred Reed,
Mrs. D. F. Reed, Miss Nancy Darden,
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, Mrs. T. P.
Brinn, and Mrs. Cecil White, expected
to register between 20 and 30 youths
eaci day. A schedule of the regis
tration period, giving dates by age
groups, appears elsewhere on this
The first call for men to serve in
the armed forces under the new draft
act was mailed out to State head
quarters early this week. The total
number of men expect&S- tsTue induct
ed into service for a period of 21
months is ten thousand. However,
the local Board has received no notice
as to this call and will not know, pos
sibly, until next week if this county
is to furnish any selectees for the first
For the present time Mrs. Sumner,
clerk of the local Board, is located at
the Court House in Hertford each day
from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M., as are the
volunteer registrars assisting with
the registration. Youths required to
register for the draft must appear at
the Court House.
After Game Thurs.
ro Give Dance Sept. 10
Perquimans County Home Demon
stration Clubs will sponsor a public
dance at the. VFW hall on Friday,
September 10, for the purpose of rais
ing funds to be contributed to the
Demonstration Club drive for Ameri
can Overseas Aid to children, it was
announced today by Miss Nina Bras
well, county home agent.
Advance sale of tickets is being
conducted by Miss Braswell and Miss
Ruth Tucker. Persons desiring to
purchase tickets in advance are asked
to contact either of these two young
ladies. ' ,
Hertford Indians dropped the fifth
game of the play-off series to Eden
ton last Thursday night, and thereby
ended their season of play in the Al
bemarle League. The score of the
game was 7-1. George and Sires
started as the battery for Hertford
and Morton relieved George in the
seventh. Herman and Pratt were the
battery for Edenton. The victory
placed Edenton in the final play-off
against Windsor, winner over Cole-
The Indians disbanded the 1948
team on Friday, the players turning
in playing equipment to Manager Joe
Levinson. Most of the local players
had plans for taking short vacations
prior to returning to various colleges
which they attend or to their homes.
Manager Levinson has shifted his
atttention to the training of the Per
quimans High School football team
while other members of the Indian
squad have gone various ways. Of
course, Bud Cayton, Red Kimbrell,
Joe Nowell and Harmon Young, all
home boys, have turned to their reg
ular jobs, while Zeke Bella and Bill
Bergeron went home to Greenwich,
Conn., for a visit before retumnig to
college. Utley will return to State
College this fall, while Moe Bauer
goes to Wake Forest and Morton re
turns to Rutgers. Russ Garman re
turned to his home at Philadelphia,
and Leroy Sires went to his home at
Charleston, S. C, before returning to
Edenton and Windsor are now bat
tling it out for top honors for the
league championship. The play-off
series is set at four games out of
seven with the teams alternating
games between Edenton and Windsor
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
& A. M., will hold its regular meeting
:ese died in Wilmington Wednesday.
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