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Volume XV, Number 44.
i Hertford, Perquimans CountyNorth Carolina, Friday, October 29 1948T
The Russians, having: vetoed the
R'i iutral -aations' refffendations
ioi' relief oifthe tension surrounding
the Berlin blockade, this week open
ed a new attack on the airlift pro
gram. Russian officials in Berlin an
nounced Wednesday that the inter
allied agreement on safety regulations
tin-' the Berlin air corridors had never
been ratified by higher officials and,
therefore, is invalid. The move" was
seen as a Russian attempt to further
hamper the Allies' effort to supply
Berlin with needed materials.
In Paris this week John Foster
Dulles, foreign affairs advisor to GOP
party leaders, spoke before the UN
Political Committee, charging the
Russian government with' an attempt
to Communize the world. Dulles told
the UN group that continued viola
i tion of the UN charter by the Soviet
bloc will cause world opinion to grow
steadily more potent to restrain ag
National Selective Service offices
announced this week that calls for
; 20,000 men to serve in the armed
forces will be issued iri January. The
calls issued by Selective Service for
November and December were for
10,000 and 16,000 men respectively.
Officials of Selective Service stated
' that the calls will be stepped up
monthly until the armed forces, are
supplied with sufficient number of
men to fill all requirements.
Going into the final week of cam
paigning for the office of President,
both the Democratic and GOP parties
this week filed reports of expendi
tures for conducting the campaigns.
The Democratic headquarters report
ed total expenditures of 11,503,709,
while the GOP has spent, according to
its report, $1,706,870.
Term Opins r.londay
Rat Campaign UnJer
Way In Xfounty Today S;
l Bait for the rat, killing: campaign,
scheduled to get under Way , in Per
quimans .County Friday, October 29,
has been distributed to a large num
ber of stores throughout the county,
according to I. C. Yagel County
Agent, who, requests residents to pick
up the bait and place it in rat infest
ed areas not later than Friday even
ing. The rat killing campaign,' which is
being sponsored by the 4-H Clubs,
has not drawn the county-wide in
terest that the . sponsors had hoped
for, but a large number of residents
are cooperating and the sponsors ap
preciate the interest shown by these
Members'bf the Garland H. Onley
Post, No. 8297, Veterans, of Foreign
Wars, of Hertford held their regular
meeting Monday night at the club
hall on Grubb Street, with Command
er Eldon Winslow presiding.
During the meeting in which many
business matters were discussed, CHff
Banks, Post adjutant, gave a report
on the membership drive and read a
letter to the group which was re
ceived from A. C. Ingram, State ad
jutant quartermaster, which stated
that the Hertford Post has reported
the highest percentage of membership
renewals of any Post in the State and
that the Post has won two awards.
The 50th anniversary Armistice Day
citation and the 50th anniversary
Pearl Harbor Day citation that are
being offered by national headquar
ters. Also during the meeting a very en
couraging report was given concern
ing Teen-Age night which is observed
by the Post each Wednesday night
with the attendance for the past three
w$eks averaging 50 students.
The . Perquimans 5 County High
School student - bodv ' Which covens
. A the rules and retaliations that are en-
The Fall term of PerouimansSfciforced during this recreation period
Monday tnorning, November 1, with
Judge Chester Morris presiding, it
was announced today by W?VH. Pitt,
Clerk of Court.
The Court will recess all day Tues
day for holding of the general elec
tion, but will reconvene on Wednesr
Mr. Pitt stated the calendar for the
Court lists a total of 22 cases, nine
criminal and 13 civil actions. Most
or", the cases are expected to be dis
posed of at this term of Court. ( .
Jurdrs drawn for the Fall term
Miss Esther Perry, Robert E. Wins
low, Seth W. Long, W. E. Bagley,
John Broughton, Sr., L. D. Chappell,
John R. Henderson, Johnnie Lane, R.
L. White, Freeland Umphlett, S. J.
Mansfield, W.. M. Wood, Clarence
Dail, Mrs. Gladys Morgan, J. T. Har
ris, J. R. Ayscue, Mrs. Suson Hall, J.
L. Delaney; Earl Morse, Mrs. C. G.
Chappell, L. N. Hollowell, D. C.
Boyce, P. H. Ownley, Jr., C. E. Can
non, Howard Long, J. B. Perry, Jr.
T. L. Jessup, J. H. Corprew,; Jr., W.
T. Eason, Ambrose Long, Roy Bac-
cus, G. R. Mathews, E. Julian Long,
W. Freeland Elliott, H. B. Baker and
Goodwin Rites Held
Funeral services for Richard Hen
. derson (Dick) Goodwin, 69, of Hyner,
who died Saturday evening at 7:30 in
' ,the Chowan Hospital following an ill
ness of two weeks, were held' Monday
afternoon at 2.-30 in the Center Hill
Baptist Church with the Rev. W. C.
Francis,: assisted by the Rev. E. R.
The deceased was a native of Cho-
i wan County. s He was a member of
the Center Hill Baptist Church. ,
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara
Lane ? Goodwin; three sons, Ralph,
Carlton and Murray, air of Tyner;
two daughters, Mrs. Hoy Lane of Ty
ner and Mrs. B. A. Smith of Ports
mouth, Va.;v three sisters Mrs. N. L.
Ward, Mrs; J. H. Byrum'and Mrs. L.
W. Belch, all of Chowan" County, and
?r orandchildren. '.
Burial was in the Center Hill
-. Cemetery.' . v ?
CHOWAN ASSOCIATIONAL v'!
MEETING IN EDENTON NOV, t
A Chowan Associations! Women's
Missionary Union study ana com'
' munity missions institute will, be held
at the Edenton Baptist Church Tues
day, November 2, beginning at, 10
o'clock in the morning. , "j
AH W. M, U. leaders from the 60
churches i are urged to attend. 'Each
is requested to take lunch. v -
good job under the direction of Betty
Ruth Chappell, Student Council presi
dent, along with Miss Anne Hope At
kinson and Miss Frances Cely, two
local teachers who have been actfrig
The meeting Closed shortly after
final plans were mapped for the Hal
lowe'en dance which the club is spon
soring Saturday night, with Edgar
White, dance ' committee chairman,
reporting that tickets are' now on sale
at various business establishments in
Hertford for the convenience of the
public and that indications are that
a large crowd will be on hand to cele
brate the annual witch night event.
Vocational Home Ec
Teachers In Meeting
The regular monthly meeting'of the
Vocational Home Economics Teachers
was held at Weeksville High School
Thursday, Oct. 21. Guests at the
meeting were Miss Mabel Lacy and
FHA-girls from schools in. Pasquo
tank County having or planning to
have Future Homemaking Chapters
in their program of work."
At this meeting a helpful and in
teresting program was given on the
organization and growth' of the Fu
tiire Homemakers of America. Par
ticipating in the program were two
FHA members from each active FHA
Chapter in Pasquotank County.
Shirley West and Lou Ann Giiffin
from Moyock High School gave help
ful ideas on how to raise money for
each chapter. These suggestions in
eluded selling Christmas cards, giving
dinners, cleaning ' house for neigh
bors and such.
' Sara Ferrell and Kathleen Ownley
added variety to the meeting by tell
ing about programs their chapter is
planning to give during the coming
year at Central High School. ? ,
Billie Ann Parker and Annie White
represented Weeksville High ? School
by telling about the yearly installa
tion program.?. Participation in the
program i necessary for the girls to
be a full-fledged member of thefFHA.
"Gatesville High School girls, Rita
Webb, Dorothy Classhand, Catherine
Eure and Elsie, Laurence, explained
the organization of , the chapters by
telling about how their 'rown chapter
was started and developed.; . 1
, After the program refreshments
were served by Mrs. Harris and some
of her FHA members. ,
Indians To Battle
Old Rivals In Game
Here Friday Night
Undefeated Team From
Edenton Faces In
dians on Memorial
Football fans of this section will
have the opportunity of witnessing a
battle between old rivals here Fri
day night when the undefeated Eden
ton Aces come to Hertford to play
the Perquimans High School Indians
on Memorial Field at 8 o'clock.
Coach Joe Levinson has been puttinar
his charges through strenuous prac
tice sessions this week in prepara
tion for the revival of contests be
tween the rivals, which may turn out
to be the outstanding came of the
Perquimans has come out victorious
over Edenton in the majority of
games .played snce the two towns
started gridiron competition in 1926.
Of the 25 games played during that
time, the Indians have won 12 games
and the Aces won 10, with three
games resulting in tied scores. Eden
ton won two games last season, so the
Indians are out for revenge and hope
to break the Edenton winning streak.
A number of Indian players, in
cluding Symons, Jordan and Pegram,
are still handicapped by injuries re
ceived in games this season, but
Coach Levinson believes most of the
squad will be in shape for the game
The Indians lost a see-saw contest
to a strong Williamston team here
last Friday night by a score of 19-14.
The game was decided in the final
period when Williamston crossed the
goal line on a sustained march down
the field. Perquimans opened the
scoring in the first quarter and con
verted the try for extra point, but the
Green Wave from Williamston made
it 7-7 shortly thereafter, and both
teams' parried during the rest of the
first half. Perquimans scored again
in the third quarter to take a 14-7
lead which was cut to a one-point
margin when Williamston scored a
touchdown but failed to convert the
try "for extra point - and the count
stood 14-13,: Perquimans. During the
final period Williamston tallied its
third touchdown of the game and took
the lead 19-14.
Ideal Weather Aids
Harvesting Of Crops
Ideal weather conditions were prev
alent throughout Perquimans County
during the past week which was a big
help to. local farmers in harvesting
fall crops. Some sections of the
county reported the picking of pea
nuts in progress and gathering of
corn has been under way for some
About 75 per cent of the cotton crop
has been picked,, but County Agent
I. C. Yagel reports there is still a
large quantity of cotton to be picked.
Practically all of the peanut crop
has been dug and picking is under
way. According to reports, the pea
nut crop is fair. Some producers
who have picked their crop reported
the yield around 15 bags to the acre.
Picking soybeans is also in pro
gress in most parts of the county,
but few reports have been received as
to the yield this season.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT v
fifr. and Mrs. Haywood Divers an
nounce the birth of A daughter, born
Thursday, October 21. '.
Hertford Negro PTA
Seeks 500 Members
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Hertford High School held its first
meeting for the school year on Tues
day night, October 19. A capacity
group of parents were present to help
make plans for the school year. The
membership drive was launched with
a goal set for 500 paid members Dis
trict Workers are L. M. Lowe, Vera L.
Burnett, Hazel White, Mary Holley,
Odessa' Burke, M. G. Lyons and Ruth
The first grade class received the
prize for having the largest number
of parents, out, and Mrs. G. B. Lowe,
teacher, was the honored teacher.
$1.50 Per Year.
Varied Docket In
Here Tuesday A J.
Two Defendants Charg
ed With Operation of
A verdict, of not guilty was re
turned by Judge Charles E. Johnson
in the case charging Robert Harwell
with operation of a still and aiding
and abetting in the manufacture of
liquor, after a hearing that consumed
several hours in Perquimans Record
er's Court Tuesday. Charges against
Arthur Harrell, Negro, in the same
case, were dismissed on a motion of
non-suit, which was granted at the
conclusion of testimony presented by
the State. According to testimony
given in the case, Sheriff M. G. Owens
two weeks ago discovered a still lo
cated in a woodland area adjacent to
land rented by Robert Harrell. The
defendants in -the case were charged
as " its operators. No evidence was
presented connecting Arthur Harrell
with the still and charges against
him were non-suited. The verdict of
not guilty for Robert Harrell was re
turned after pleadings were given by
Prosecutor J. S. McNider and de
fense attorney W. H. Oakey, Jr.
Sheriff Owens dismantled the still,
brought into court the huge copper
coil, 90 pounds of sugar, and stated
he had destroyed several pounds of
meal. The sugar and a small amount
of liquor was ordered turned over to
the County Welfare Department.
Other cases disposed of during this
term of court were those of Clyde
Nixon, Negro, charged with fraud.
Nixon was found guilty and fined the
sum of $25.
Costs of court was taxed against
Jessie Grant, who entered a plea of
guilty to charges of speeding. Mel
vin Gaskins and John Avery paid fines
of five dollars and costs for speeding
and Margaret McKeiver was fined $10
and costs on charges of speeding.
Billy Jones entered a plea of guilty
to a charge- of driving drunk and
paid a fine of $100 and costs of court
Mattie Harrington was fined $25
and costs on harge&.of reckless driv
ing. ' Irvin Jackson was fined $10 and
costs for driving" a tractor without
Mrs. Francis Willey was ordered to
pay the costs of court on a charge of
failing to stop at a stop sign.
Jonathan Forbes was found not
guilty on a charge of driving with
County Men Injured
In Accident Thurs.
Two Perquimans County youths
were hospitalized and two others
slightly injured in a highway acci
dent which occurred last Thursday
night six miles east of Rocky Mount.
The four youths, George Winslow,
Louis Norman Chappell, John Edgar
Chappell and Preston Copeland, were
returning to their homes here after
havintr' spent the day at the State
Fair in Raleigh.
Details of the , accident were not
reported except that the Winslow car
was in a head-on collision with an
other automobile. Winslow suffered
a fractured left hip and broken left
foot, internal injuries and had several
teeth knocked out. Louis Norman
Chappell was treated at the hospital
for a broken nose and slight concus
sion. The other two youths from
here were not detained at the hospi
tal. Winslow is still a patient at the
hospital in Rocky Mount.
To Attend Methodist
Conference Next Week
' The North Carolina Annual Con
ference of -the Methodist Church will
be. held at Greenville beginning next
Wednesday, Novembr 8, and continu
ing through November 7, it was an
nounced ' today by the Rev. D.. L.
Fouts, pastor of the Hertford Metho
dist Church. . . .
The Rev. and Mrs. Fouts and Edgar
M. Fields will attend the Conferenpe,
representing the local church. , ;
County Board To
Meet Monday A. M.
Members- of the Perquimans Board
of County Commissioners will hold
their' regular meeting next Monday
in the office of the Register of Deeds,
instead of the Courthouse, it was an
nounced today by J: W. Ward, clerk
to the Board.
; The change of meeting places will
be due to the fact that the Fall term
of Superior Court will be in session
COUNTY VOTERS SHOW LITTLE INTEREST
IN GENERAL ELECTION NEXT TUESDAY
Students of the seventh grade of
Perquimans Central Grammar School
expressed their opinion of the presi
dential candidates in a straw vote
taken at the school building Tuesday
morning, and were overwhelmingly in
favor of Strom Thurmond as the next
The results of the straw vote, re
ported by J. S. Snipes, principal of
the school, was revealed as Thurmond
getting 21 votes, Dewey nine and Tru
man nine. The principal stated the
straw vote was taken among the stu
dents without previous discussion of
the candidates or platforms. '
Confers With Mayor
On Street Project
State Highway Engineer Tom Mc
Kim was in Hertford early this week
conferring with Mayor V. N. Darden
regarding the construction project on
Grubb Street, and promised State aid
to the Town of Hertford in the con
struction of new sidewalks on the
street east of the railroad tracks.
Construction difficulties were en
countered during the grading of the
street for the widening project, and
entrance to many of the lots on the
street was made impossible . because
of the grading of the roadway. It
was first believed, when the project
was blueprinted, that the sidewalks
east of the railroad tracks might be
saved and little or no grading re
quired for the completion of the job.
The grading, however, lowered the
roadway considerably and made it ne
cessary to plan for new gutters and
sidewalks along most of the street.
Property owners have been handi
capped because of the construction
work, and some have no entrance to
their property. Mayor Darden' stateov
Tuesday that property owners who
desire entrances made to their prop
erty may get the work done within a
short time, but that the completion
of the street project is expected to
take several months.
Election Board Ready
For Balloting; Polls
Open 6:30 A. M.
BPW Club Welcomes
Three New Members
The Perquimans Business anu Pro
fessional Women's Club held a din
ner meeting Friday night at the Ho
tel Hertford, with Mrs. Alice Towe,
The meeting opened with a very
interesting program being presented
by Mrs. Ruby Butler. After the club
collect was said, five Girl Scouts, Bil
lie Skinner, Marguerite Butler, Mar
jorie Winslow, Janice Yagel and Bs
nita Hutchinson, sang two lovely se
lections from the club handbook. This
was followed by a talk entitled "Use
Your Vote in '48" by Miss Mary Inez
During the business session three
new members, Misses Claire and
Frances Gely and Miss Hulda Wood,
were recognized and three others,
Miss Thelma Elliott, Mrs. Dora Rid
dick and Mrs. Sally Bonner, were ac
cepted as members.
Rites For Veteran
Draft Board Gets
Call For Seven Men
Perquimans County Draft Board
has received orders to order seven
registrants up for medical examina
tions on November 17, it was an
nounced today by Mrs. Ruth Sumner,
clerk of the Board.
Greetings to report for the medical
examinations will be mailed out short
ly, Mrs. Sumner said'- ' ,
The body of Pfc Clifton C. Lane,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lane of
Tyner, Who was killed in action
March 28, 1945, in, Germany, was
brought to the Lynch Funeral Home
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock
at the graveside at the Chappell Hill
Cemetery by the Rev. Moody Chappell.
Besides his parents he is survived
by two brothers, Lonnie and Maynard
Lane of Tyner, and two sisters, Mrs,
Albert Hugo of Hobbsville and Mrs.
Herman Umphlett of Newport News,
Local Election Board machinery is
geared for the holding of the na
tional election next Tuesday, Novem
ber 2, according to A. W. Hefren,
chairman of the Perquimans Board
of Elections, who stated that polling
places will be open from 6:30 A. M.
to 6:30 P. M.
The various precinct officials have
been appointed and ballots distribut
ed to these officials. The polling
places will be located at Hertford,
Bethel, Winfall, Belvidere, Nicanor
and New Hope.
Forecasts of the election indicate
the possibility of fewer votes being
cast here than were counted in the
national election in 1944, when slight
ly more than 1,100 voters went to the
polls. Interest in the national elec
tion among the voters of Perquimans
has not been great. However, this
interest has shown a surge in recent
days, and a fair vote may be the re
sult of the conversations heard in
gathering places over the county
where voters are discussing and
guessing the outcome of the race be
tween President Truman and Tom
Henry Wallace and Thurmond, Pro
gressive and States' Rights party can
didates for the presidency, are ex
pected to poll some votes, but judg
ing from the pre-election talk among
voters, their totals will be relatively
In addition to the national and state
tickets, local voters will get ballots
for the election of county officers.
The local ballot carries the names of
the following candidates: Herbert C.
Bonner for Congressman; J. E. Wins
low and W. I. Halstead for State Sen
ator; Walter Cohoon for Solicitor,
Clarence W. Phillips for Representa
tive, J. W. Ward for Register of
Deeds, Charles E. Johnson for Judge
of Recorder's Court, Max Campbell
for Treasurer, E. M. Perry, R. T.
Brinn, George W. Jackson, Roy S.
Chappell and T. W. Twine for County
Candidates for offices as' members
of the Board of Education will not
appear upon the ballots, inasmuch as
their appointment must be confirmed
by the Legislature.
Visits Local Club
District Governor Sherwood Rober
son and 12 members of the Plymouth
Rotary Club were guests of the Hert
ford Rotary Club at its meeting at the
Hotel Hertford Tuesday evening.
The District Governor, paying an
official visit to the local club, spoke
on the subject of vocational coopera
tion by Rotarians. He told the group
that "never since July 4, 1776, does
the world need cooperation as it does
He urged Rotarians to help create
world unity by living the Rotary prin
ciples of service before self, pointing
out that individual Rotarians need not
feel the task impossible inasmuch as
there are 320,000 members scattered
throughout the world working on the
At Police Station
W. E. Nelson, State License Ex
aminer, announced this week that be
ginning immediately he will be locat
ed at the Hertford Police Station, on
Wednesdays and Thursdays for the
purpose of giving tests for operators'
Mr. Nelson reminds motorists whose
last names begin with E, F or G that
only about 17 days remain for them
to apply for a renewal of their pres
ent licenses. December 31 is the
deadline for motorists of this cate
gory to comply with the State law
regulating operators' licenses.
Offering Being Taken
For Oxford Orphanage
Effort's ' are being ' made here to
raise funds for a Thanksgiving offer
ing to be given to the Oxford Orphan
age, it was announced today by the
committee ia charge of the drive.
Individuals who desire to aid the
boys and girls at the orphanage are
requested to mail checks or make con
tributions' to-R. C Murray, W. H.
Pitt or Cecil Winslow.
New Store To Open
About November 15
B. J. Holloman, Jr., of Jacksonville,
who will own and operate the West
ern Auto Store in Hertford, was in
town the first part of this week mab
ing arrangements for the opening or
the 'store about November 15.
In addition to laying plans for the
opening of his new store, Mr. Hollo
man is seeking to rent or purchase a
house in order to move his family to
The store will be located in the new
building being constructed on Market
Street by D. M. Jackson. ...