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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 19, 1948.
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Governor; Orders . Ac-
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mittee to Name Can
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A. special, election r will? be held in
Perquimans County on Tuesday', No
vember 80, for the purpose of filling
the' office pf County Representative, it
was announced Tuesday nightby A.
W; Hefren, chairman f the Perquim
ans Count?1 Bo&rd 6t Elections, ''who
stated that Governor JR. Gregg Cherry
hd ordered the specialelection: itei
receiving notification that 'the office
was left vacant at the death of Clar
ence' Phillips, Representative-elect,
who was killed In a highway accident
last Saturday, - - , 1 -
Mr. Hefren stated that according
to law a special election is necessary
for the .purpose of filling, the vacancy.
He stated; that the procedure f be
followed i for the Executive Commit
tee of the Democratic and Republican
Parties to; each name , one candidate
or the post and thenthe voters;ballot
on this candidate, or if voters so de
sire, they may write in the nae of
an eligible resident for the office. '
' .Governor Cherry was notified of the
vacancy .whic -existed to the office
following Jhe death of Mr. Phillips,
and on Tuesday he called Mr. Hefren
with instructions for holding the spe
cial election. It -wag pointed out that
the Executive Committee of two
parties must .notify the chairman of
the Board of Elections of the selection
of the candidates, in sufficient time for
the ballots" to be printed for the elec-
oh.vvi's'- ,;"f V- : ' :
C. P. Morris, chairman of the Per
quimans ? County Executive Commit
tee; '-announced Wednesday that he
will call a tneeting of his committee
,fof Saturday, at.which time a candi
date for the Democratic party will: he
selected. Thisxommittee is composed
of Mr: Morrisj Mrs. E M. Perry, vice
chairtnan. A;3, Winslow, Wjnfall, W..
E. Daii, New Hope and Charles White,
. Cecil Vlbw cialrmW of, theJ
stated that Jus CoSMrti&ee mu not se
lect a candidate and it is unlikely that
a Republfcanicandidatftlwitt' try for
i The rules for vltlie -special election
will be the same as for primary and
general, ejections arid -residents- who
participated in the. last election will
be eligible to vote In' the special elec
tion November 3Q. There will not ,be
' a registration for this voting. t
cferly Press Da
In' ordetrlo observe the Thanksgiv
ing holiday next Thursday The Per
quimans Weekly will go to press one
day early next r week. Instead of
printing The Weekly on Thursday, it
willbe printed on Wednesday. In
dividuals and correspondents are re
quested to have all news items in The
Weekly office not later than Tuesday
afternoon,; and all advertising copy is
requested Tiot t later than Tuesday
' Your 'coopetatidn In assisting ug to
go to press a day early will be appreciated.
Itcportcd At Central
lld Ihavy Docket
During Past Week
After' six weeks, of planned school
community effort, thd -annual "Miss
Hertford High" .drive' conducted by
the Hertford. High School ended with
$1,550.12 being realized for school im
provement purposes, it ' was "t an
nounced ' Monday1 'by H. E. Brown,
principal of the school. - The school
already has in its, possession a movie
projector and screen, along with at
tachable phonograph. Storage cab
inets for all class rooms are oh order
along with uniforms for the boys and
girls basketball teams.' Other items
of useful nature are being purchased
as far-as the furids will allow.
. The 12th grade of the school won
h honors ' for collecting the largest
amount during the drive, receiving
$352 in contributions. Other amounts
collected by the classes' were as fol
lows: First, tl50; second, $70.30;
third, $125.25; fourth, $52.00; j fifth,
$82.30; sixth, $28.00; seventh $70.00;
eighth, $76.00; ninth, $213.59; "Jenth,
1204.00 and eleventh. $126.66.
Closfng of the drive ..was , marked
with a homecoming day at tlie school
and this celebration was highlighted
with a parade through" the business
district featuring the P. W. Moore
High School band, floats and students
exhibiting activities of ths echooL
. The inning candidate, .Evilena
Snruill.' a senior, was crowned "Miss
Hertford High" during the half of
the homecoming football game, being
attended by Hattie Hunter, Vivian
Sharpe, Ruth Sills and Minnie Fel
ton. former "Miss 'Hertford ; High."
Immediately afterward, the crack "P.
W. Moore. High School Band gave a
norfnrmance in her honor.
irincipal H. E Brown expressed
nself as being overwhelmed by the
" -ous support given the school 1m
- "it drive by' fiends through!-
t m, and -i ' tf.e con
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"v ' .ry nJ t4 wotihhi!'
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Central Grammar School held its
regular meeting Monday night with
a good attendance.
. Ths meeting opened with the sons;
"America the Beautiful." Miss John
nie White conducted the devotional,
using the theme "Thankfulness and
Several reports were given by the
standing committees, one of which
was given by Mrs. Edgar Lane,
membership chairman. She reported
556 members, this being one hundred
per cent . Prizes were awarded to the
following: Merrill Winslow, Jr., Ann
Stalhngs, Sixth Grade, Mrs. Oenice
Riddick, teacher. First and .Second
Grades, .Mrs.. Mary White, teacher;
Seventh Grade, Miss Margaret White,
teacher, and' to each room for having
a one hundred per cent membership.
- Phyllis Truehlood Bang a solo, "My
Happiness," accompanied at the piano
by Mrs. R. R; White. .:
Earl Funderburk principal of the
Elizabeth City High School, spoke on
tfoeabjw 'Proposed' ; Legislative
rrogranj j or Tne cikku8. in oraer
that the youth of our nation may de
velop in the skills, the knowledge and
the understanding they need to live a
full, happy life, he gave some essen
tial factors in this -proposed program:
"First, a decrease in teacher load;
second, an increase -in teachers' sal
aries; third,' adequate salary . for
school personnel; fourth provision
for sick leave for teachers; fifth, an
. . .
increase in leacner renreniBin, bjaui,
better building facilities."
. One of the : advantages which he
gave for this program was "It will
equalize opportunities for rural chil
Mr. Biggers further stressed some
of ths facts on which Mr.' Funderburk
spoke, saying that, "now is the time
to talk about the program." ;
Wxa. Wendell Mathews gave an in
teresting report on the district meet
ing which was held at Columbia. Mrs.
Eddie Harrell also gave a report of
the- PTA Institute which was held in
Mrs. Mary White's room, First and
Second Grades, won the attendance
Prize. . - , f
Annuel IB Seal Skle
Stats Here Saturday
Perquimans County's annual Christ
mas Seal' Sale' will begin Saturday,
November - 20, and , will continue
through Friday, December 24, it was
announced here today by Mrs.' J. H.
Newbold,' chairman of the drive this
Mrs. Newbold succeeds Mrs. U A.
Davenport, who served as chairman i
otthe drive forthe past two years. :
In announcing plans -for the drive,
Mrs. Newbold stated that as in pre-
vious years a numoer oi me seais
will be maUed to individuals through
out the ' county' to "the hope1-that a
penny for each seal 1 is returned
promptly to -; the chairman, who in
turn reports all contributions to tne
County Tuberculosis .Association. Ac
comDanvina: the seals will be a fetter
urging the purchase of . the seals or
to return those not desired.
Those in charge of the drive are
hopeful that this year's contributions
Will exceed last year's, inasmuch as
the TB Association will.have "used tip
most .of its funds assisting Jn the TB
clinic being conducted in Perquimans
this n. mth. ' ' " "'"'' ''"
6 defendants Entered
FWas oGuilty to Ya
t rious i Charges
.A total of 26 defendants cited into
Perquimans Recorder's Court on vari
ous charges during' the past week
tendered pleas of guilty to the charges
rather than- face, court procedure.
More" than half of the defendants
were charged with speeding.
Fines of $15 and costs of court
were assessed against John Miller and
Robert Creecy -on speeding charges.
Pedro Serrelles 'was - fined. $10 and
costs on a similar charge.
Entering pleas of guilty to charges
of speeding, Julian Forbes, Louis
Plumer, Warren Johnson, Harold Tur
ner, Harry Sehvlick, Charles Hansen,
Martin Bilt, Mrs. R. C. Godfrey and
Glenn Clifton each paid a fine of $5
and costs. . Costs of court were taxed
against Edward Munger, Johnnie
Fletcher and James Hotts on similar
Joseph Berry and Zack Wilson, Ne
groes, entered pleas of guilty to
charges' of reckless driving and each
paid a fine of $25 and costs.
w a uaMn.' oj tAm nolo
charged with fishing without a license,
entered pleas of guilty and paid the
costs of court. .
Lena Sheppard was -fined $25 and
costs of court on a charge of driving
without a license.
Lyman Brown was ordered to pay
the court costs on a charge of pass
ing on a curve. , . 1 J
E. G. Willis, charged with failure
to dim auto lights, entered a plea of
guilty and paid the costs of Court, f
A fine of $10 and costs were taxed
against Charlie Hurdle, Negro, on a
charge of-driving with improper
R. E. Banks, charged with issuing
a worthless check, was ordered to pay
the costs of court and make good thfe
Roberet Boyce was ordered to pat
the costs of court on a charge of
passing on a) carvel V -M ' . 3
. Jme8vnrte - wfta nned fiu and
costs on a charge of driving with in
sufficient hrakes, ,
Scotland Neck 20-0
' In t ' r to mailing out 'seals,
I'.-s. 1 stated that county
scl - il c t v 111 again assist in the
drive ty b.. s seals.'
Mrs. Allie Mae Trueblood,' 52,'
daughter of the late Jack and Sallie
Trueblood, died; at her home in Hert
ford last Saturday morning at 11 :45
o clock after , an illness of three
' Funeral services' were conducted
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Methodist Church by the Rev. D. L.
Fouts,' pastor, assisted by the Rev. C.
W. Duling, pastor of the Baptist
Church. - -
During the -services the choir sang
"Rock of Ages" and "Abide With
Me." p They -were accompanied at the
organ by Miss Kate Blanchard.
Surviving, are: the husband,' Willie
W.i Trueblood, : a brother, , Clinton
Trueblood of "Winfall, a sister, Mrs.
Julia Hughes and several nieces and
nephews. . .;;;i;.-..
Pallbearers were Bill Cox, Norman
Trueblood, Clinton Eley, Jim Bass,
Guthrie Jolliff and. Ralph White, all
members of the Hertford, Lions Club.
Other members of the club served as
, Interment ' -was in Cedarwood
Cemetery. " ' i
BPW Club Plans
., The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club held a busi
ness meeting 'last . Friday evening at
the Agriculture?. Building in Hertford
and discussed plans for holding 4 din
ner meeting, in form of a Christmas
party during the early part of De
cember. This -was voted upon after
the club had decided against a dinner
meeting this month. .
. Mrs, Alice Towe, president of the
club, presided.' V . '
In addition to discussing plans for
tne party next month, the club mem-
bans discussed the Mid-Year Council
scheduled for Southern Pines on Sat
urday:, and Sunday. A donation of.
clothing was given to the Perquimans
welfare Department and a member
ship vote was taken. , Members at
tending the meeting were Mrs. Alice
Towe, Mrs. Roxanna Jackson, Mrs,
Add;e N. Jones, Mrs. Eleanor Wilder,
Mrs. Cotherine "Rountreej Mrs. Lizzie
Er,-n Thach, Mrs; Ruby Butler, Mrs.
Kar-aret' EJoy and Miss Frances
In Conference Game
Indians Meet Manteo In
rinai tiome contest
Playing what local fans termed the
best game of the year, the Perquim-
ang . Indians literally swamped the
Scotland Neck football team in the
final conference game of the year last
Friday night on Memorial Field by a
20-0 score. The Indians overpowered
the. visitors from the opening minute
of the contest, when Perquimans re
ceiving the kickoff, inarched for five
first downs, then Edward Lane plung
ed through for the first touchdown.
Jordan 'booted the extra point and
Perquimans took a 7-0 lead.
Coach Joe Levinson alternated the
local flquad all evening, using one
team for offensive play and one for
defensive tactics. . The Indians lost
one touchdown in the first quarter
when a penalty cancelled a 60-yard
Edward Lane and Nathan Spivey
had a field day romping through the
Scotland Neck line, both of the boys,
aided by excellent play from the In
dian line, found openings in the visi
tor's defensive wall and racked up
y. . i
numerous nrst downs aunne tne
game. . The second Indian touchdown
came about on a pass from bpivey to
Pitt, who ran 15 yards for the goal
line. Jordan kicked the extra point to
make the score 14-0 .for Perquimans.
Hampered somewhat by. rain and
wet grounds, the Indians marched
along for a total of 12 first downs to
four for the visitors. During the
final minutes of the game the Indians
tallied their third touchdown when
Spivey smashed around his right end
for 10 yards and over the goal line.
The try for extra point was blocked
and the score was 20-0.'
Summing up the contest, Coach
Levinson praised his entire squad and
stated that every one deserved full
credit, for the victory, as each played
a fine game . : '
The Indians will play their final
home game of the seasor here. Friday
night when the Mantee High fcchooi
efeven comes here in-" place of Oak
City, originally scheduled. ;;The Man
teo, team has a good record for the
season and a fine game is in prospect.
The Indians meet Elizabeth City at
Elizabeth City on Thanksgiving day,
the game there being scheduled to
start at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
CLAREr.'CE PHILLIPS REPRESENTATIVE
ELECT, KILLED IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT
Honored Ity PTA
Miss Mary Sumner, who relinquish
ed the duties as principal of the Hert
ford Grammar -School last summer
after several years of service in that
position, was honored at a meeting of
the Hertford Parent-Teacher Associa-
ation held at the school building last
Thursday . night. Miss Sumner was
presented a gift in appreciation lor
the years she served as principal of
One of the' largest attendance noted
at the PTA meeting was present for
the session, which featured a program
on the New Look in Education. Pic
tures were shown which gave details
of problems, faced hy teachers and
parents. Miss Thelma Elliott, prin
cipal of the school, explained to the
group how .book rental fees are used
by school authorities. ;
National Education Week was also
featured as part of the program and
each teacher was .presented with a
corsage. Parents toured the building
and were shown class . rooms and
equipment used at the school.
. At the close of the meeting punch
and cookios were served the parents
and visitors. ' .
gamjj. rirmw n mini i
Clarence W. Phillips, Representative-elect
County, was killed in an auto
mobile accident late last Satur
day afternoon. The accident oc
curred on Highway 32, near
4-H Achievement Day
Perquimans County 4-H Club
Achievement Day observance was
held in the auditorium of the Hert
ford Grammar School at 8 o'clock
Over 100 parents and club mem
bers were present. The exhibits were
very good, showing improvement over
Miss Swinson congratulated the
girls on their attractive exhibits and
their outstanding 4-H work in Per
quimans County. She then presented
medals to girls in outstanding fields
in 4-H work .as follows:.' v
Leadership Carolyn Hurdle.
Girls' Record Books Jean Butt. ,
Canning Achievements-Lucy Eure.
Food Preparation Mary Frances
A book called "t Dare You" offer
ed by the Danforth Foundation for
outstanding leadership was given to
Miss Swinson then presented first,
second and third prizes for each
girl's project exhibited where there
was interest enough to have a first,
second and third prize. The winners
were as follows:
Canned Foods First, Janie Wins-
low; second, Faye Butt; third, Janie
Aprons Second, Catherine Alice
Dresses First, Carolyn Hurdle;
second, Shirley Eure.
Skirts, Slips and Blouses First,
Lina Ruth Proctor; second, hvelyn
Ann Stanton; third, Lucy Mae Eure.
Needlework First, Barbara Butt;
second, Wilma Ann Caddy; third,
Lucy Mae Eure.
Cake; First, Shirley Copeland; sec
ond, Mary Louise Owens.
PiesFirst, Rachel Hardison.
Biscuits First, Barbara Lee Saw
yer. Candy First, Joan Madre; second,
Sybil Mansfield; third, Jill Miller.
The bovs' exhibits consisted of corn,
peanuts, soybeans and record books.
White Corn First, Horace Layden,
High School Club; second, Noah Reed
Felton, Hertford. Grammar Sixth
Grade; third, L. C. Proctor, Hertford
Grammar School Sixth Grade.
Yellow Corn First, Ronald Har
rell, Winfall Sixth Grade; second,
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Funeral Conducted at
Bethel Tuesday; His
Brother Also Injured
In Accident ' .
Clarence Phillips, 27, Representative-elect
from Perquimans County to
the 1949 General Assembly, was in
stantly killed and his brother, Thomas
Phillips, 30, Is in the Albemarle Hos
pital with serious head injuries as a
result of a traffic accident which oc
curred last Saturday afternoon about
4 o'clock near Corapeake in Gates
County. The accident involved two
cars and a truck.
Clarence Phillips was a member of
the Bethel Baptist Church, a veteran
of World War II, serving as captain
in the Air Force in the European
theater of operations. A member of
the Hertford Lions Club and also
president of the Bethel Ruritan Club.
He was the first commander of the
Perquimans Post of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and was a member of
the American Legion. He was elected
Representative in the general election
November 2, having won the Demo
cratic nomination in the May primary.
He and his brother Thomas found
ed the Phillips Brothers Bottling Com
pany shortly after their return from
service and Clarence was president of
Funeral services were conducted at
the Bethel Baptist Church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. E.
G. Willis, pastor of the church. Mili
tary honors were paid to the veteran
by members of the Garland H. Own
ley Post of the VFW and the Wm.
Paul Stallings Post of the American
Legion. Three members of each post
served as pallbearers and 35 mem
bers of the- organizations were hon
Interment was made in the church
The body was taken to the church
for funeral services from the Lynch
Funeral Home, which had direction
of the funeral.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. T. Phillips, and two sisters,
Marjorie and Madeline, and one
brother, Th6iS Philips. ,
The Phillips car, a 1947 Mercury
convertible coupe, was owned and op
erated by Thomas Phillips, and his
brother Clarence was riding with him.
They were traveling north on N. C.
32 and were overtaking and passing a
truck going in the same direction.
The other car, a 1940 Chevrolet se- '
dan, was driven by Mrs. Charles H.
Yates, 64, whose address is 315 Gray
Street, Wilmington, N. C. She was
traveling alone and was going south,
meeting both the Phillips car and the
When she saw the car she applied
brakes and her car skidded, the tail
end of her car going to the left of
center on the highway, which put her
car practically crosswise on the road. .
The Phillips car got around the
truck and then hit the Yates car on
the left front wheel. It then skidded
on a distance of 240 feet from that
point, then turned over and went 180
feet over into a field, apparently
turning over three or four times be
fore it came to a stop.'
The body of Clarence Phillips was
found 34 steps from the car in the
same direction. He had been killed
outright and his brother Thomas cri
Mrs. Yates was not hurt and very
little damage was done to her car.
dios, paints and a complete assort
ment of auto accessories. .
Mr.. Holleman will open the store
Saturday morning and the public is
cordially invited to attend the open
New Store Opens
Here On Saturday
Final arrangements are being made
here today by B. J. Holleman, Jr., for
the opening of his Western Auto
Store tomorrow in the new Jackson
building on Market Street ' The new
store is i home-owned and -operated.
Mr. Holleman. with : his - wife and
child, moved from Jacksonville to
Hertford two weeks ago prior to com
pletion, of the new store. They now
reside in Woodland Circle,
i; Stocks of the -new store have been
selected with an eye to the needs of
Hertford and. the adjacent territory.
included, are household hardware, ra-Tthat the clubs this year were the
To Christmas Savers
Christmas savings checks amount
ing to approximately f 25,000, will be
placed in the mails this week-end by
the Hertford Banking Company and
will go to some 450 to 500 individuals
who joined the bank's Christmas Sav-
lntrs Club last year.
R. M Riddick, president of the
bank, stated early this week that in
closing out the 1948 Christmas sav
ings clubs, ! bank officials discovered
largest in the history of the bank,
. Immediately upon closing the 1948
clubs this week, Mr. Riddick an
nounced that the bank will open new
Christmas Savings Cliubs beginning
Girl Scouts Collect
Gothes For Overseas
Hertford Girl Scouts have been
busy during the past week collecting
clothing to make up a complete ward-,
robe for a girl around Scout age re
siding in Europe. Members of the
Brownie troop 1, under the direction
of Mrs. J. T. Lane, has sent two
packages; Brownie troop No. 2, under
Mrs. Willis Jessup and, Mrs. Corbin
Dozier, have sent one package; Inter
mediate troop No. 2, under the direc
tion of Mrs. John Biggers, has sent
two packages and the Intermediate
troop under Mrs. J. A. Leete is now
completing, a package to ship this
Each package shipped by the Girl
Scouts contained a complete ward
robe for one child, a Christmas gift
and a sewing kit.
County Schools To
Observe Holiday '
Perquimans County schools will be
dismissed two days next week to ob
serve the Thanksgiving holiday, John
T. Biggers, school superintendent, an
nounced today. Local schools -will
recess on 'Wednesday afternoon and
classes will be resumed on Monday
morning, Mr. Biggers said.