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olume XV. Number 38.
Hertford; Perquimans CountyNorth Carolina, Friday, September 17, 1948.
$1.50 Per Year.
:ntrel Grid Team
t Practice Tuesday
'erquimans Plays at
Windsor IN ext trraay
In First Game
iPerquimans High School football
saw. ciimuieu w
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I lVnr acrimmne'e drill witn
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U team representing Central High
Ichool. Coaches Joe Levinson of the
hdians and John Copley of Central
1 i ii,: nnii-ft omiada in the two
I i nr.iHca which srave each
Uch an opportunity of noting the
trong and weak points 01 weir two
Mor to- the opening of the season
Coach Levinson mixed up his forty
u jm.i infs. thnw teams and
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sed each group extensively durmg
u .raiHa ao-ninst central, xue
nn wail hnth on the of
I i oo-ninat Central out
hiiho dim u'o o .
loach Levinson said he saw sever,
ustakes made by the Indians which
iust be corrected before the Indians
irst game of the season, set for next
Friday night at Windsor.
No score was kept at the practice
'uesday, both teams alternating on
he offensive and defensive, but the
ndians ran over several touchdowns
irhile the Central team failed to score
gainst Perquimans. .
tv. Indiana will open their ten-
L. .vini. fnr the 1948 season
text Friday when they journey to
l.r.-j ut Windsor High in a
ton-conference game. The following
CCjj iv. Tnviion a will olav their
first home game with Roberaonville
furnishing the opposition.
I Tt- in the Indians football
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j.vainnino'. if the large
lumber of spectators, which gathered
o watch the practice Tuesday i any
ndication, and one of the largest
. rathered at a high school
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one is expected ior uib vtre..o
V.-. .n Ciftnhtfr 1.
line irac " v .
r ..ti.inna will continue each
ay, uoacn rievmn""
l0w and next Thursday, wnen w
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f the local team-' have been forking
iigna point toward a fine year for the
ARE YOU INTERESTED??
Are you, as a resident of the Town of Hertford, interested
in helping local civic" clubs to obtain additional mail facilities
for this community? If so, you are invited to write a brief
letter stating why you desire, and think, that delivery of parcel
post should be established at the Herford Post Office.
Letters should be brief, stating conditions as they affect
you personally. The letters should be addressed to S. M. Whed
bee, Hertford Postmaster, and all letters must be signed by
Mail your letters to Post Office, Box 128, Hertford, N. C.
Clears Big Docket
At Session Tuesday
More Than Forty Cases
Listed On Calendar;
Week Long Recess
PLAN TO SECURE ADDED MAIL SERVICE
Central PTA Meets
Next Monday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans County Central
Grammar School will hold its first
meeting of the school year monaay
evening, September 20, at 8 o'clock
at the school building.
The subject for the meeting is
"Good Health for North Carolina s
taiiMvan " Mra. Graham Wood will
gDeak on this subject The Kev. coy
S. Saunders will conduct the devotional.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Solemnized Sept 5th
County Board Votes
MedriJSS.of the Perquimans county
Board of Commissioners held tneir
jSeptember meeting last Monday
j tv, nffi of J. W. Ward,
Li,v tn the board. Removal of the
'meeting from the regular spot in the
I l m made necessary be-
icourb iwui .. .
cause the Draft Board is continuing
'registration of youths during this
A delegation representing the Per
quimans labra'T' ""P08..1!8
Mae Wood winsiow,
.j x w whnHhAe; reauested the
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Board to furnish gasoline ana ou xot
a 1 1 II i. La hAuI in
0" library DooKmooue w u u
-t "Thi. Board voted- to pay
this expenditure for a period of two
w"w ha 1.1 :t .will wnn.
months, at wiucn um v
sider the request V j
wnA w ftuthorized to re
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quest the State Highwar Commission
to assume xne upotc ...
MU --located in Hertford
Tliia road has total of
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five familiea Uving thereon d pwr
viously has Been aep m -h
tfi owner of the land ad-
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1- f. anm of S100 to the
Perquimana Baseball Club to help de
frav the expenses, of the club in the
Albemarle League during the past
f The selection of jurors to serve at
the October term of Superior Court,
was tabled until the next meeting of
the Board on October 4th. v ' - s
Arrives Here Today
The newest addition to Perquimans
- t m...tt .vafAm will arrive in
VOUiivy : , -j
Unr i hookmobile. giv-
en to the county by the State Library
.!nn vlll arrive today and
plans are in the maktor for immed
. : . . ..tiAi of tliA vehicle.
fM-mherav of the v local (Library
Vit nnnnnnced that -the book-
' mobile winbe used to deliver libtary
books to .patrons throughout the
of MPhfldulfl la now
irg drawn np which will be nsed
a8 the itinerary for the bookmobile.
The schedule for the bookmobile will
...nnnjiui m noon as in
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Stockton, the colonial home of Mr
and Mrs. Alvie Eoscoe Cook near
Woodville, was the scene of the wed-
Hinr nf their daughter. Peggy
lores, to John Horace Webb, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Thomas Webb 01
Durants Neck on Sunday anernoon,
September 6, at 4 o clock.
The itnuibln rinar ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. G. W. Singletary
th imril nnrfpr an archwav ar
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vanmttt Wore a background of pine
BBdlbbasket orAwie. giaciou
and asters, iern ana nucnieucny,
. From the open doorway strains of
the wedding , music could be heard as
played " by Miss Carolyn Neece of
Rlizaheth'vCitv. Miss Ethel- Frances
Elliott of Hertford, standing in the
doorway, sang 4'I Love You Truly,"
"Because" and as a benediction "0
The bride was given in marriage by
her father. She was attired in an
ofternnnn dress of blue and pink
changeable brocaded taffeta styled
with short sleeves, wide circular
ahirt onH crushed waist band form
ing email bustle. Long French
drives and blue shoes complet
or) tho ensemble. The only ornament
worn was a cameo necklace belonging
to the bridegroom's mother, which
hoH Keen worn bv the other brides-in
her familv. The bridal bouquet was
an old fashioned nosegay of Better-
twine rnses and white asters, snow-
oroA with harmonizing satin ribbon
A mstKhintr halo was worn in the
Mia Affie Alexander of Newlana,
wearing pink and gray changeable
taffeta with black suede accessories,
was maid of honor. Her nosegay ana
halo stjled like that of the bnae was
nf mi nlA onH ninlr ftstprs.
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Also attending the Dnae were cr
four aisters.. Miss Nora Grace Cook
I.ininr hriHeamaid wore DlnK Oa-
tiste and carried a miniature nosegay
inir ..mif inu Hed witn Diue ana
pink ribbon and a matching halo in
The bridesmaids were .Mra. Lester
Jordan of Edenton wearing grey
crepe with rust and gold chrysanthe
mums and Miss Mary 3ae Cook wear
ing rust brown crepe wren goia
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Five civic organizations of Hert
ford, the Rotary and Lions Clubs, the
PTA, American Legion and Veterans
of Foreign Wars have joined together
to sponsor a project to promote ad
ditional mail services in this com
munity, it was announced here Wed
nesday morning following a meeting
of the presidents of the groups at the
Rotary Club meeting Tuesday night.
Mrs. D. M. Jackson, president of the
Hertford PTA; William Cox, presi
dent of the Lions Club; Clarence
Phillips, commander of the American
I.ecrion and Eldon Winsiow. com
mander of the VFW, were guests of
the Rotary Club at the notary meet
ing Tuesday night. Following the
remilar meeting of the Kotarians, the
guests and the Rotary committee for
this project, led by W. r . Ainsley,
Rotary president, met to discuss the
nroiect. A brief outline of the work
which must be carried out toward
achieving the goal was given by Mr
Ainsley, after which the leaders of
the other civic groups voiced their
approval of the project and agreed to
give cooperation toward obtaining the
services for Hertford.
The objectives of the clubs will be
to seek the delivery of parcel post
packages within the town and the ad
dition of a second city carrier, which
will enable two full deliveries of mail
within the town twice daily. Peti
tions to this end will be prepared and
nresented tn the Post Office Depart
ment and if granted, additional neip
will be added to the Hertford Post
Following a brief outline of the
nlan Tuesday night, the leaders of
the civic organizations agreed to
take the proposal to their clubs this
week and stated that committees win
be appointed to work with the Ro
tary Club toward the goal. A meet
ing of these committees will be neia
at the VFW hall next Wednesday
night at 7 o'clock. Procedure, in ob
taining necessary data and petitions,
will be outlined at this meeting next
week, after which extensive work to
ward developing the plan isr expected
to get under way.
LOCAL DRAFT BOARD TO OPERATE IN NEW
OFFICES BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING
Peronimans Count v Recorder's
Court disposed of more than 40 cases
listed on the court calendar here
Tuesday morning after the court had
been in recess for a period of two
weeks. The majority of the cases
listed were for traffic violations, but
there was a decided increase in the
number of other petty cases heard at
this term of court.
Defendants charged with speeding
and who entered pleas of guilty to
the charges were Lyman Edwards
who was 'taxed with the costs of
court. Samuel Reside, Russell Earn
hardt, Chester Rhoads and Franklin
Lathrop each paid a fine of $5 and
costs. John Vardine, Jay Dunbar and
.Alice Landin were fined $10 and costs
and Seymour Elefant was fined $15
Cornelius Ward. Charlie Faked and
Harrv Fisher each entered a plea of
guilty to charges of reckless driving
and each was hned $zo and costs 01
Lionel Nairn and Lee Williams were
taxed with the costs of court on
charges of passing on a curve.
Charles Sullivan and Kuth wnite,
charged with driving without a li
cense, entered pleas of guilty and paid
fines of $20 and costs of court.
Court costs were taxed against the
prosecuting witness, Lillian Creecy,
Negro, in the case charging William
Kiddick, Negro, with assault. .
Luther Williams, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court on a charge of
failing to stop at a stop signal.
Julian Hines paid the costs of court
on a charge of failing to stop at a
Mildred Jones. Negro, .paid the
costs of court on a charge of being
disorderly on the streets or riertiora.
Bruce Morton entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of fishing without
a license and paid the costs of court.
Joe Hoffler, Negro, was fined $10
and ordered to pay the costs of court
for driving with insufficient brakes.
Isabella MacDaniel entered a plea
of guilty to ..charge of. failing to
stop at a signal. Prayer for judg
ment was continued.
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging Enos Mallory, Negro,
with an assault.
James Felton and Charles Hudson
were taxed with the costs 01 court
on charges of being drunk and dis
orderly. Troy Elliott, entering a plea of
guilty to charges of being drunk and
disorderly, paid a fine of $25 and
costs. A 30-day road sentence was
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Forestry Field Day
Planned For County
J. C. Jones. District Extension For
ester, was in the county Monday to
assist County Agent 1. C. Yagei in
laying out a plot for a forest tnin-
ning demonstration. Ihe site se
lected was on Highway 17 just north
of Hertford on the Nixon farm. A
one acre plot was measured off and
Mr. Jones marked the trees which
should be removed to thin the stand
of timber to the proper number of
trees for best results. The trees will
be thinned later this fall and the wood
piled to show the amount taken out.
A forestry field day is being planned
at which time the public will be in
vited to observe the results. Fores
try specialists will be on hand to ex
plain the various phases of farm for
estry. A visit to the fence post and
timber creosoting plant located in
Perquimans County will be included in
the plans for the field day.
Recommendations will be made to
the next Congress, which convenes in
Jannarv. for some drastic changes to
be made in the administrative branch
of our Government, it was disclosed
this week by former President Her
bert Hoover, speaking before the Na
tional Press Club in Washington.
Among the recommendations expect
ed to be made by the committee work
ing on the problems, is for the en
largement of the President's camnei.
Mr. Hoover told the Press Club mem
bers that our government has grown
so large that it is now almost impos
sible for the President to handle all
the detail work and increasing the
size of the cabinet and detailing more
authority to cabinet members will
correct some of these conditions. An
other recommendation expected to be
made ia the cutting down of the num
ber of lending agencies now operated
by the government
Town Board Holds
Report Shows Drop
all indications talks between
representatives of the Western Allies
and Russia have reached a stalemate
and reports from Europe show little
or no signs of agreements being
rpached concerning the lifting of the
blockade of Berlin, and settlement of
other differences between the na
tions. Meanwhile, the United States
and British air forces continue the
air lift service which is supplying
Berlin with badly needed foodstuffs
and other materials, both for Allied
peoples and Germans. The latest
wrinkle in the peace disputes arose
this week when Russia attempted to
block talks on the disposition ot
Italian colonies because the United
States and Britain failed to send
their Secretaries of State to the meet-
. A J
ing. These nations were representee.
by ambassadors, while Kussia was
represented by Assistant 1 remier
435 Registered By Local
Board Up to Wednes
day Noon; Question
Men, 18 through 25 years of age,
must coiiidIv with the selective ser
vice law and register with their local
Draft Board before 5 o clock Saturday
afternoon, it was pointed out today by
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the Per
quimans Board, who stated that today
and Saturday will be the final days
for the special registration which
started the latter part of August.
Youths 18 and 1!) are scheduled to
register today and tomorrow. Other
men eligible for selective service and
who have not as yet registered, must
also appear before the Board during
these two days.
Beginning next Monday, Mrs. Sum
ner said, the local Board will open
its offices in the building over the bus
station in Hertford and all selective
service operations will be carried on
at this new location. Youths who
reach their 18th birthday after to
morrow are required to report to the
local Board office and register within
five days of their birthday.
Judging from the number of regis
trants signed up at noon Wednesday,
the county will fail to come up to
State expectations on the number of
men to register in this county. A to
tal of 435 registrants had appeared
before the Board up to Wednesday of
this week. State Selective Service
headquarters had estimated that a
total nf 784 would be registered here.
The clerk of the local Board estimat
ed that approximately 600 may be
registered by tomorrow night, inas
much as a large number of 18 and iv
year olds are expected to register to
day and Saturday.
Anticipating the first draft call for
some time in November, the local
Board will begin next week to mail
out questionnaires to the men wno
nave registered. The questionnaire
will be mailed out according to age
groups. Those registrants of to will
be the first to receive the forms and
each registrant will have ten days in
which to fill out the forms and return
them to the local Board.
Of the number of men already reg
istered by the local Board, Mrs. Sum
ner estimates, about one-third of the
men are veterans and are unlikely to
be called for service under the new
Boird Of Education
To Sell School Sites
County's Board of Ed-
meetinir In regular session
on Monday, voted to sell four Negro
school sites at public auction on w-
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schools. Mr. Biggers was authorized
by the Board to advertise and con-
J... .oln nf the Rites..
'The four sites to be sold are the
r.'.t. iT.mnii Cedar Hill. Saunders
Bottom - and Wyanock sites.::. These
otinnia som rinsed this uast summer
and the students assigned to other
schools of the county. Closing of
m.. ' .iAnia waa necessitated ' by the
loss of four Negro teachers for this
county during the past year.
- The sale of the sites will ne con
tiwbul at thA courthouse aoor l
Hertford at 12 noon, October 16. 7
Members of the Board ol Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford met
in regular session at the Town of
fice Monday night. With only a few
fiscal matters being placed Deiore
the board, the "meeting was a short
A. W. Hefren appeared before the
board and requested the commission
fm. a dnnatinn tn helD defray the
expenses of the Perquimans Baseball
cluh during the nast season. After
anmA . dicuMiflainn nf the matter xne
hnarA vnterf .tn discount, by fifty per-
.ant 1ia m oininir nortion of the
light bill due the town.
W. G. Newby, town clerk, reported
that the nnHit. nf the Town's books
was completed late last week and a
full vanni4. htr the auditor will be
made within the next few days. In
connection with the discussion 01 me
anlit Mavnv V. N. Darden reponea
to the board some' facts and figures
on the expenditures of the iown ana
it was a consensus 01 opinion mi
an ineiwaaa in the Town's tax rate
will be made when the tax rate is set
at the next meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Britt of Ra
leigh announce the birth of a daugh
ter. l.inAa Keatnn. horn sepiemoer o
MVa .Prttt. via Miaa Eloise Keatoft
before her marriage.
, BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
TMV anil Mra Howard Yantis of
Tamna Tla.. announce the birth of
daughter, Mary Patricia, norn oep
tember 7th. Mrs. Yantis is the for
mer Miss Dot Edwards.
Peronimans Countv showed a de-
irenae in emnlovment subject to the
Employment Security Law in tne nrsi
quarter of 1948, as compared to the
same Deriod in 1947. it was revealed
this week by a report given by the
State Employment Commission.
The average weekly wage paia in
Pernuimans Countv during the period
was S32.38. which compares to the
coastal area average of $34.09.
Pernmmana Countv. M tne nrsi
three months nf 1948. had 436 work
era in covered emnlovment who earn
ed $183,541, an average or a
week. In manufacture, 348 workers
received $135,762 in wages, average
sn no a weelc. In transportation and
communication, this county had 9
wnrkers who earned $4,599. In finance,
insurance and real estate 8 workers
Prnm the f mirth onarter of 1947
to the first quarter of 1948, Perquim
ans County showed a lb.Ji per cent
loss in employment.
Farm Bureau And HDC
To Sponsor Fish Fry
Menihem nt hn Pernuimans Farm
Bureau and Home " Demonstration
Clubs will sponsor a fish fry to be
hoiit at Mamnrial Field in Hertford
next Thursday evening at 6 0 clock, it
was announced today by rrea 1.
v.ao tiraaMent nf the Farm
Th TCno-lea field representative
ftw. th V. C. Farm Bureau, will be
the guest speaker at the event.
1 One of the largest crowds ever to
assemble at a fish fry is expected to
.v.. tha imil field next Week.
Special Invitations have been mailed
out to members of the Bureau and
the clubs, as well as to a large num
ber of guests., , ,
Meanwhile Great Britain revealed
this week that it is putting into ac
tion a three-phase re-armament pro
gram to prepare itself and other
Western European nations against
dangers of the present international
situation. The Britisti program win
call for reduction in the number of
ran released from the armed forces
and the stepping up of production of
jet fighter planes.
While the State's polio epidemic,
according to reports, is on the down
ward trend, 12 new cases reported
aent the total number of
cases for the summer over the 2,000
mark. One hundred nine deaths have
reanlted from the disease. A num
ber of counties having no new cases
reported in recent weeks have inwa
bans ordered early this summer.
ivtv natienta of the Rocky Mount
hospital escaped injury Monday when
a $40,000 fire swept tne nospuai.
Firemen, assisted by Red Cross work
ers, and Boy Scouts removed a num
ber of the patients from the, fire area
of the building and quickly" brought
the blaze under control.
Dance Nets $59 For
The Perauimans County Home
rtomnnatratinn Olulh campaign for re'
lief tn nveraeaa .children was upped
by $59 when proceeds from a dance
smnnanred bv the local VFW Post
were turned over 'to Miss in ma Bras-
well, county home agent, this week.
Th committee heading this cam
naign expresses its thanks to the
VFW Post and the public for the re
sponse and aid rendered to the drive
by this contribution. ,
Miss Belle Landing
Weds Preston Divers
Miss Belle Holden Landing, daugh
ter of D. W. Landing and Preston
Divers, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Divera were united in marriage at
the Hertford Methodist Church Sun
day afternoon at 5 o'clock. The Kev.
D. L. Fouts officiated at the impres
The church was beautiful decorat
ed with' palms, fern, white gladioli
and lighted candles.
Prior to the ceremony Miss Kate
Blanchard, organist, rendered a sel
ection of nuptial music and Leslie
Winsiow, soloist, sang Because. At
the close of the ceremony Mr. wins-
low sang The Lord's Prayer.
The bride who was given in mar
riage by her father, was attired in
a gown of white taffeta, fashioned
with a tight fitted bodice with lace
a full skirt. Her finger
tip veil was held in place by a tiara
of seed pearls. She carried a oou
quet of white roses.
Mrs. James Sawyer, sister oi xne
bride, was matron of honor. She
wore an aqua gown witn matcning
accessories. Her flowers were a nose
gay of red roses.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert El
liott, who wore a salmon pink gown,
Mrs. Allan Bovanizer, who wore a
blue gown, Mrs. Worth Chory, who
wore a pink gown and Miss Lee
Barnes, of Baltimore, Md., who wore
a moss green gown, ine ono.es-
maids carried a nosegay of mixed
flowers and their headdress was a
tiara of red roses.
Diana Divers and Catherine Saw
ver were flower girls. They wore
white taffeta gowns.
Allan Bovanizer, ibrother-in-iaw or
the groom, was best man. Ushers
were F,mmett and William Landing,
Nathan Sawyer and James Sawyer.
Mrs. Tom Perry was mistress or
After a wedding trip to unan
nounced points the young couple will
make their home in Herttoro wnere
the groom is engaged in the jewelry
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Paul of Ogden,
Utah, announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Katherine Grace, on August 10.
Mrs. Paul is the former Miss Maude
Keaton. 1 '
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