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To Perquimans BPW
HERTFORD RESIDEfJTS SHOWING UJTEREST
III SECUIUhG ADDITIONAL MAIL SERVICE
Large Number Engaged
In Collection of Peti
tions From Patrons
Enthusiasm shown bv the maioritv
L it.. !J i it . .
uj.,,uie rcBiuenis oi neruora leaves
little doubt but that moat nf the
matrons of the Hertford . Post Office
are backing: the project beinsr snon-
EOred oy local civic clubs to obtain
dditional mail services in Hertford.
The urogram beine- pushed bv the
ivic C1UDS seek to have the Post-
Dffice Department authorize the de
livery of parcel post within the town
mats and to add ah additional citv
amer lor first Class mail. Inatiirat-
td. ky members of the Rotarv.Cluh.
the plan Boon had the backing of the
Hons v;iuD. American Learion. VFW
and PTA. Since an original meetinir
pf representatives of these clubs.
'ther groups have come forward ex
pressing; the desire to help obtain
services for Hertford. Com-
Inittees representing: the Business
nd Professional Woman's Club, the
Lioness Club and the Negro popula-
pon of Hertford are now working to-
(ewer wiui tue oiner nve groups ior
lie success of the project.
While there has been some oes-
limistic , views expressed as to the
utcome of the program a vast
lajority of residents of the . Town
ave expressed wholehearted sunnort
Cr me plan and many are assisting
collection of individual roetitiona
hich will be presented to the. Post
rmce department, along with a for-
6ai petition requesting consideration
' the proposal.
One committee is now busv father.
pg data on the number of homes in
ertxord served by carrier, another
ffatherinsr data on the number of
biles traveled each day by mail car
ter and still another is making a
irvey on. the. estimated ; number of
fcurcel $oft, Sckage Received daily
r Tenaenta oi ine. iows.vt9iemDers
the . iRotarv CM ari Vftntactin tr
kal business houses stJrveying the
meflt delivery , of arcet ost will
No Develonments In
Winf all Robbery.
Sheriff M. G. Owen renortaii WeH
nesday morning that investigation of
the $8,000 robbery of the Winslow
store in winfall, which, occurred last
Thursday mornincr. in beinc continueH
although no new developments had
arisen in the case for several days.
The Sheriff stated that he and Wal
ter Spence of the SBI are continuine
the running down of a number of
clues discovered in the case, but there
is, at the present, insufficient evidence
to arrest any1 suspect.
The robberv occurred between 1 -Hf)
and 2:00 A. M. last Thursday morning
when thieves broke in a side door of
the building and entered the store
room. A safe, containing the money,
was broken ODen and rebnrta state he.
tween $7,000 and $8,000 taken from
Club Last Thursday
New Civic Group Now
A mmm m
Atiiliated With Na
District Meeting In
le task of compiling the surveys and
onions oy the middle of October
nd forward these immediately to
e rost Urnce Department in Wash-
jMembers of .the Perquimans County
Jbi-ary Board" will act as hosts at a
itrict library meeting scheduled to
I held We next Tuesday, October 5,
jwas announced today by Miss Mae
pod Winslow, chairman of the local
The meeting will be conducted at
3 Agricultural Building in Hertford
ginning at 10 A. M. Miss Winslow
nounced that the public is invited to
v.end the meeting. (
Several members of the State Li
'ary Commission will be present and
I tnteresting program has been ar
lged. The morning session will be
jvoted to talks by Miss Helen Rex,
pervis'or of Sural Libraries for the
OL Library Commission, and Miss
irjorie Beal, secretory and director
the Commission. Miss Nina Bras
11, Perquimans County home agent,
h outline a reading program now
fng conducted by the Home Demon
Luncheon will be served the expect
150 guests at the Hotel Hertford at
16 o'clcok. v. j
The afternoon session, which will
!jin at 2:30 o'clock, will feature a
k by Herbert Peele of Elizabeth
y and a talk on books and reading
Miss Gladys Johnsonchief library
sistant for the State Commission,
rhirteen counties, including Per
mans, ' Northampton, Hertford,
kie, Gates, Chowan, Washington,
Vrell, Dare,'; Pasquotank, Camden
(Currituck, will be represented at
;onsors Radio Show t
V new church sponsored radio show,
eat Scenes From Great Plays,"
1 be produced for the first time
day, October 1, and broadcast over
adio network from 8 to 8:80 P. M.
s program , is being sponsored by
I National Council of the Episco
I Church, according to ah announce
nt made by the Rev. E. T. Jilson,
'or of Holy Trinity Church.
ARD TO MEET ,
'erqulmans County Board of Edu
on will hold its regular quarterly
ting next Monday, October 4, at
L M. in the office of the superin
t of schools, it was announced
by J. T, Piggers, county; sup-,-ndeiit.
Hertford On Oct 5
The annual district meetincr nf the
woman's Missionary Union of the
Baptist Churches in the Elizabeth
City Division will be held at the
Hertford Baptist Church on Tuesday,
uctooer o, it is announced by Mrs. I
Miss Una White, of Severn. N. C.
superintendent of the division, will
be the presiding officer.
Approximately 300 del ecaten. ran,
resenting churches of -the division,
which includes 15 counties in the
Chowan .and West Chnuran .Aaarwta.
ittoro : arf' expected to gather for
the-, twoi ; sessions planned , for the
meetlnr.- '.The momfair , aMainn
scheduled to- iegin at 1Q i m. and
thekaf tejnoon gession starts at 2 p. m.
NI uyw wiuse .flop s. !!,i,ijf , j:,JU:n,wiu..oe 8
Listed as speakers for the mornino-
session are Mrs. Gradv Rrido-ero nf
Jackson, Mrs. W. T. Love, of Eliza
beth City; Mrs. Julian Porter, Sev
ern; Mrs. Jordon Maddrey. Ahoskie:
Mrs. W. E. White. Colerain: Mrs
Milton Byrum, Sunbury; and Miss
Hilda Mavo. State Sunerintendnnt nf
Young People's Work,, of Raleigh.
The Rev. H. R. Littleton, a mission
ary from Nisreria. will sneak on the
supject or "To the Kingdom in Such
a Time as This."
State Royal Ambassadors aunerin-
tendent, Rev. B. W. Jackson, of Ral
eigh, will be the Drincinal meaknr at
the afternoon session, others listed on
tne program are Mrs. J. H. Leroy of
Elizabeth City; Mrs. I. A. Ward of
Hertford; Rev. W. P. Milne, Auland-
er; Mrs. C. W. Jones of Winton and
the Rev. C. W. Duling, pastor of the
United States. Great Britain and
France are preparing data to be pre
sentea to the Security council of the
United Nations, probably next week.
regarding the situation existing in
Berlin. Representatives of the West
ern Allies have already advised the
Soviet government, nf their. nlana and
also stated to Moscow that they deem
ed further talks with Soviet repre
sentatives were useless. Rennrta
from Europe indicate continued tense
ness over tne uenin blockade. The
United Nations will be requested to
take action on the matter, which is
deemed a threat to world peace.
With the tretieral elettnn nhniit
five weeks away, major candidates of
doth tne Democratic and ucepubUcan
parties are now in the midst of ex-
tenaivA .. camnatirn itntira. PrnaMant
Truman and GOP Thomas Dewey are
., . .. ' . ... .
swinatnir , bacK toward the eastern
part of the nation after having made
speeches on the west coast. .Senator
Barkley and Governor Earl Warren,
candidates for Vice President, are
also active with speech making. Most
polls on the election reported to date
show Dewey carrying most states
with Truman and Thurmond solittine
the remainder. JHenry Walace, the
polls reveal,, ' will receive about five
per cent of the popular vote but will
win no electoral votes.
The Perauiman! Business nnl Pro
fessional Women's CAuh met in tha
banquet room of the Methd;t
Church Thursday nieht. .Sentemher
Mtiior its dinner and Charter meet
ing with Mrs. Lawrence W. Towe,
president, presiding. The meeting
opened with the readinir nf tho fMiiV.
ivoueci ionowed with invocation hv
me xvev. juwieftt l,. H'outs Miss Phvl.
lis Rees gave the welcome address and
Miss Mae Wood Winslow gave the
response to the welcome. Mrs
Charles Jnhnsnn anlnlat an A M:nn
J ovivio.r aiiu lutoa
Kate Blanchard, pianist, rendered spe
ciai music. Mrs. Kuhv Ttlvtho T.oi
dent of the Rocky Mount club, which
is sponsoring the Perquimans club,
presented the members wi(;h booklets
as a compliment to their "Babies" on
the occasion of their Charter Night
from the Rocky Mount .Business and
x-roiessionai women's Club and pin
ned an orchid on the nresident Ml
r- - vaa-waa v 41 0
Blythe introduced Mrs. Catherine
waish of Greenville, district director,
who gave the members emblem leaf
lets and after eXDlaininir the mennino-
of the emblem, presented the charter
to tne president. The meeting was
Closed With benedict.inn hv h Pa,.
Charles W. Duling.
Guests present and resnondi nor when
recognized were the following: Mayor
ana rars. v. in. JJarden; editor of the
Perquimans Weekly, Max Campbell
and Mrs. Campbell; president of the
nuruan C1UD. iCommander nf the Am.
erican Legion and Democratic nom
inee for the House nf RenresentatiVao
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Clarence W. Phillips; president of the
Rotary Club. Willie Ainalev t,.;
dent of Lioness Club. Dorothv H
'Bass; Veterans of Porei on Wars
mander, Eldon Winslow; Francis Nix
on, American Leirion Pnst aA intent
American Letrion Auxilinrv
r, , r. .,' , v,
o?anAi. yptif; past presideitfrof the
iviuwie viuo, miss iviae TVood Wins
low; the Rev. Charles W. Dulintr.
minister. Baptist Churrh. t.h t.
Dwight L. Fouts. minister. Methndict
Church; Miss Frances Celv. English
teacher at the Pernnimnnc fnnntir
High School and leader of the High
bchool Cirl Scout troon. whiVh the
BPW Club is sponsoring; James Div
ers, me photographer for the even
ing; Mrs. Charles Johnson, soloist:
(Continued on Page Eight)
Only 200 Youths To
From Local Board
Volunteers Needed to
Help Youths Fill In
INDIANS OPEN FOOTBALL SEASON WITH
GAME ON MEMORIAL FIELD TONIGHT AT 8
Perquimans County has a total of
ou youths, aged 19 through 25, elig
iwe. to receive selective Rervico ones.
tionnaires, it was reported this week
oy iwirs. -utn Sumner, clerk of the
local oard, who added that these
questionnaires are now being mailed
out from the local Board office.
Youths have ten days in which to
All in these Questionnaires
turn them to the Draft Board office.
After receipt of a number of the
forms, .the Board will hold its first
meeting for the purpose of reviewin cr
the forms and classifying the regis
Speaking of youths returning the
questionnaires, Mrs. Sumner report
ed that volunteers are needed tn as.
sist registrants in filling nut the
forms, and individuals who wish to
neip tnese youths with this minor
task are requested to iret. in tnnr-h
with Mrs. Sumner at the local Draft
Board office, or phone 4171.
or the present Edear White, sun-
erintendent of public welfare, has
volunteered to assist youths in filling
out iorms and registrants, m need nf
assistance, may call on him at his of
nee in the Court House.
The Board expects the entire 200
questionnaires to be mailed out by
tne end or this week, and thus the
duties of the local Board in elassifv.
mg the rejristrants is expected tn ret.
unoer way about week after next.
The questionnaires are beinir mailed
only to registrants listed as single,
non-veteran and non-fathers.
Orders have been received from
State headquarters advising the local
Board to have every possible regis
trant classified and awaitino- nhvsiml
examination bv the middle nart nf On.
tober, although no definite calls for
examinations; or the drafting of men
have-been rectfoeoV The : first ckTT for
registrants is expected during the
month of November.
Mrs. Sumner will be in Edenton on
next Tuesday attending a ree-ional
meeting of Draft Board clerks, at
which time clerks to Boards will be
advised and informed on selective ser
vice proceedure. The local office will
be closed next Tuesday while Mrs
Sumner is in Edenton.
Council Plans Under
Way For School Year
The Student Council of Perouimans
High School is under full sway for
tne iy48-4i term.
Plans for the play, which will take
place in October, were discussed hv
the Social, Finance and . Citizenship
committees. Ine council has also
been ft'vpn the magazine r.;H?ript:on
drive as another nieans of adding to
us nuances. Most of the mon?y
raised will pay for the handbooks
Carroll Berry, chairman of the
Irafhc Comimttee is in charge of the
six nre drls to be he!d thig year
Lelia Lee Winslow has been elected
news editor, from 'the Stud
cil, to the school nanpr. Per-fn-Hi.
The dates for the cha
have been drawn by the homeroom
It has been announced by the
President that the Handhnok is in the
hands of the nuhlishers and
distributed by October the first.
Traffic Cases Make
Up Court Docket At
Session On Tuesday
Glinj) TO MEET
The St.' KatherWa finfld nt the
Episcopal Church will hold its month
ly meeting at the home of Mrs. Isa
TuckeY Monday evening, October 4,
at 8 o'clock. ' A - 1 -
School Bus Driver
Charged In Warrant
James White, a Peroui mans f!nnn
ty school bus driver, was indicted in
Recorder's Court here Tuesday as a
result of an accident which occurred
on Route 17. five milps north nf
Hertford late TuPflrfav nftp nnnn.
The youth is charged with failure to
Stop at the scene of an accident, and
failure to display a stop sign before
stopping on the highway to unload
A husre transport tmrk heincr driv
en by Charles J. Burcesa went info a
ditch and' turned over at the scene of
Patrolman H. L. White, who inves
tigated the accident, reported that
Burgess was drivinnr bin truck south
on 17 behind a small pick-up truck.
the school bus was driving north on
the hiSfhwav. The hns atnnned tn un
load Children and the driver nf the
bus failed to show the stop sign. The
pick-up truck was able to come to a
complete stop, but the heavy truck
driven by Burgess was unable to stop
and Burgess, in an effort to avoid a
collision with the school bus, drove
into the ditch causinc the truck to
The Warrant charerimr the school
bus driver was obtained by Burgess.
Lunch Room Supplies
Received At Schools
J. T. Biggers, County Superinten
dent of school, announced this week
that commodities, includinc oransre
juice, sweet and Irish potatoes, had
been received her hv the local
schools for use in lunch rooms oper
ated by the schools.
Mr. Bifirsrera rannrted these commo
dities, which are furnished by the
government, are a big help in defray
ing part f the costs of, food items
heeded by the lunch-rooms.
; W. S. C S. TO MEET
The 'Woman's Societv' nf Christian
Service, of the Hertford Methodist
Church will meet Mondav nisrht at 8
o'clock at the church. .All members
are urged to be present .
District 4-H Dress
Revue Last Week
The District 4-H Dress Revue was
held last week in Hertford at, the
Agricultural Buildinar with 12 coun
ties competing. Winner of the revue
was Miss Edith Rosrerson of Martin
County, who wore a gray chambray
dress. She made her accessories of
Among the blue award winners was
Carolyn Hurdle of iBelvidere, who
wore a blue gabardine suit with a fit
ted jacket and ballerina skirt. Her
accessories were blue and white.
Other blue award winners were Mar
lyn Carter of Pasquotank and Audrey
Pearce of Chowan. Carolvn also won
the county medal for having the best
4-H clothing achievement records.
" The district winners will enter the
State contests and compete with dis
trict winners from all over the State.
State prizes for the dress revue and
clothing achievement are free trips
to Chicago in December. Prize for
the individual clothing achievement is
two $25 cash prizes. This contest was
introduced this year and has not yet
been added to the national contests.
'Present to Judare the contests were
Miss Mary June Moser, State 4-H
leader; Miss 'Julia Mclver and Miss
Jane Gibbs, clothing specialists of
the State Extension Service. .
Counties in this district are Dare,
,urritucK, uamden, Perquimans, Pas
quotank, Chowan. Martin. Gates.
Washington, Bertie. Tyrrell and
Seniors Elect New
Officers, Annual Staff
The senior class of Perquimans
County High School elected their of
ficers for the 48-49 achool term Sep
tember 20. Dolan Winslow wag elect
ed president; Bob Layden, vice-president;
Mary Lou Butt, secretary; and
Marie Rountree, treasurer.
Members of, the annual, staff from
the senior class were also elected.
Thev are Marietta Jnlliff. Kditnr-in-
Chief; Ann Hollowell, Business Man
ager; ' Lindsay ? Reed, Advertising
Manager; antf Tim Perry, Circulation
A i.t.1 .
unai oi nineteen traffic cases
were handled by the Perquimans Re
corder Court in session here Tuesday
iiiunung. iviost oi the V o at nns re.
suited from motorists speeding
mrouen the constnictinn .
Route 17 between Hertford and the
Chowan County line.
James Felton. Neirro. charo-ed
driving drunk, driving without a li
cense and resisting an officer, was
tound not eruilty on the first
guilty of the other two. He was
fined $25 and costs for driving with
out a license, given a six months mad
sentence, suspended upon payment of
a fine of $50 and costs and irnnd he.
havior for one vear on the third
Costs of court, on charges of speed
ing, were taxed against the following
defendants: Jessie Mizelle, Lawrence
Brecy, Janie Mitchener, Robert Cil
lery, Jacob Berman. Howard Cald
well, Abed Harris, Joseph Dunn and
wunam Uarver, Jr.
Willie Brinklev and Willia m O'Veal
Jr., each pleading guilty to a charge
speeaing, were lined $5.00 and or
dered to pay the costs.
Costs of court were assessed
against A. S. Kochman on a charge of
passing on a curve.
Lee Tooley and Yorkev Si'vor.
thorne, both Negroes, were fined $25
and costs on charges of driving with
out a license.
ouiatnian ,aney, Negro, was or
dered to pay the costs of court after
pleading guilty to failing to stop at a
Rufus Davidson entered a plea of
guilty to being drunk and disorderly.
He paid the costs of court.
Cedric Moore was ordered to pay
the costs of court on a charge of al
lowing his car to be driven without a
. Julian Overton was fined $25 and
costs on a charge of driving without
Farm Bureau Opens
Persuimans Farm Bureau rin An aH
its 1948 membershiD drivp with a
huge -fish fry, held last Thursday
evening at Memorial Field in Hert
ford, with a reported attendance at
the gathering of nearly 700 persons.
ireo i. Mathews, president of the
local Farm Bureau, stated todav that
various teams, representing tile- bur
eau, are now at work siirhinj un
members for the coming year. He
said, "We hope to have our minimum
goal of 600 members SI Cm ad lin hir
Judging from the enthusiasm h
ed at the fish fry. the Farm Rn rami
teams should have no tmnhl in
signing up the minimum number of
members to reach the oal hut nffiron
of the local group are , hopeful that
the local' membership will reach the
maximum ngure of 625 members.
Individuals, who have been mem
bers of the Farm Bureau in the past,
as well as those desiring to sign up
for the first time, are urtred tn ini
the Farm Bureau
order to assist the officials in report
ing total inembership as. soon as
possible. 1 -
. MASONS WILL MEET
. Perfluimann Lndra Ma ma a n e.
. M.. will meet. Tiiesdo-n- y.irfl,f
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Victory Over Windsor
Gives Local Squad
Perqnimans High School football
team opens its 1948 km. chodnu nn
Memorial Field Friday night at eight
o'clock when the Robersonville team
comes here for an Alhemarlo re
ference game, and if views expressed
following the Indians first game last
week against Windsor is any sign
one of the largest crowds ever to wit
ness a football game here will be on
hand to see the Indians in action.
Officials of the local high school
have announced a slight increase in
admission prices but. the
that this increase was due entirely to
the high costs of football equipment,
which the team had to purchase this
year, and not to any desire on the
part of the school to overtav fans tn
see the games.
Coach Joe Levinson has nnnnnnnorl
that the Indians came through the
game at Windsor last RVirfcr
cidentally they trounced Windsor 26
0, in fine shape and he expected to
start the same line-up which opened
against the Bertie County boys.
Little information is availahle inn.
cerning the opposition expected to be
iurmsnea oy the Kobersonville team
but this school has always offered a
bunch of scrappy athletic teams and
local tans are assured of some fine
entertainment if they turn out to see
the game Friday.
The game tonight will -be the first
conference game of the year for the
Indians, who are exnected tn he nne
of the leading teams for conference
honors for this season.
Playing their first game of the sea
son last Friday at Windsnr the Tn.
dians literally steamrolled the Bertie
boys into the ground. A first quarter
65 yard run by Pegram shoved the
Indians into a 6-0 lead, which Wind
sor never threatened. Both teams
parried throughout the second nerind
but the Indians started marching
again in the third chukker and scored
twice to run the score in . 1i.O
Boyce and Dail scored the touchdowns
and Boyce converted one try for ex
tra point. The Indians made it 26
0 in the final quarter when Edward
Lane drove into the goal zone on a
five yard smash, and Bovce a pain
converted the try for extra point.
White Cane Drive
Slightly more than $173 was real
ized in the white cane drive conduct
ed here last Saturday under the
auspices of the Hertford Lions Club,
it was reported by Charlie Vann, who
served as chairman of the campaign.
Assisted by the Lioness Club and
members of the Hertford troop of
Girl Scouts, who contacted practically
every person downtown last Satur
day, the Linns Club completed its
most successful white cane drive, Mr.
Expressing the Club's appreciation
to the Lionesses and girl scouts, Mr.
Vann stated, "We are proud of the
results obtained, they are greater
than we had expected and we truly
appreciate the efforts put forth by
the solicitors. We also want to say
many many thanks to individuals whn
contributed to this fund."
One third of the monies collected
here in the drive will be retained hv
the local Lions Club to help carry
Out the club's program for aid to the
blind, the balance of the fund will
be sent to the State Blind Commis
sion to help with the work on the
Dick Payne Injured
In Accident Friday
Richard Payne, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Payne of Hertford, nar
rowly escaped serious injuries in an
automobile accident, which meii rr.d
last Friday night near Merrv Hill.
half way between Edenton and Wind
sor, on Koute 17. The accident hap
pened at about 11:45 P M as Mr
Payne was enroute to Hertford to
visit his parents.
According to a rennrt nn th acci
dent, Mr. Payne was driving north on
1 1 wnen a car driven by J. A. Roger-
son of Norfolk approached, drivinc
south. The Roirerson ear swerved tn
the left side of the highway directly
in iront or the Payne car, causing an
almost unavoidable accident.
Payne suffered severe cuts on the
forehead and knees, when he smashed
into the windshield and dash nf ho
car, by the impact. Rogerson and a
passenger in the Rogerson car by the
name of Shultz were badly shaken
and bruised in the accident All thu
were removed to the Chowan Hospi
tal at Edenton. Where rennrta earl,.
this week stated the patients were
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