Volume XVNumber 50.
Milton Dail Elected as
Chairman of County
Community Committeemen, selected
i to act; as delegates to the County con-
vention at the Triple A program, met
f ai me Agriculture Building in Hert
" ford, last Friday and named the Coun
ty committee to carry out the 1949
.program. J. lie county committee
1 selected were Milton Dail, chairman,
John Q. Hurdle, vice chairman, Miss
, Mae Wood 'Winslow, regular member,
- - u. a. amitft nrst alternate and L. L.
' lane, second alternate.
- Community coinmitteemen, elected
- in uie balloting conducted on.Dec
v ember "2, were reported by W. E.
' "White, secretary to the board, as fol
', lows: Belvldere: J. Moody Cope
' land, chairman, James L. Lane, vice
chairman, Walter Nowell, member;
, Bethel: E. Young Berry, chairman,
Warner L. Madre. vice chairman.
Shelton M. Long, member; New
nope: Chester Butt, chairman, Steph
4 i n Banks, .vice chairman, Seth W,
" . Long, member; Nicanor: Leonidas L.
. ine, chairman, Archie B. White,
vice cnairman, juiisha S. Winalow,
member; .Hertford: Jack Hunter,
chairman, Velum C. Winslow, vice
cnairman, fercy Kogerson, member;
-Parkville: Raymond Stanton, chair-
- man, Haywood Smith, vice chairman
and ljewis A. Smith, member,
i Each chairman of the various com
munity committees was named as
delegate to the county convention.
. "Which met last week to select the
county committee, i v -
( T The 1949 program is now receiving
- the attention of the committee and
lull details of the. program are ex-
Jeeted to be Worked out very short
i ly. i-A number of practices, including
. ,Mei winier eovfr cropsj mair grain,
drSjiAage re , eXpectedto-be part of
, County producers are urged to con
'fact the AAA office for discussion of
the 1949 plans and to begin carrying
oui practices as soon as possible.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday. December lO. TOiT
School Lunch Rooms
Get Sanitary Rating
' Sanitary ratings for. the three Per
quimans County white school lunch
rooms were issued recently after the
Health' Department had conducted a
survey of the rooms 1 and equipment
ihe ratings issued were as follows
Perquimans County Central Grammar
School "A", . Hertford Grammar
School "B" and the high school "B".
K. I, Eyer, district sanitation of
ficer, it was reported, told the prin
cipal at the high school and at Hert
ford Grammar School that the grade
or a was issued those lunchrooms due
to shortage of equipment at the high
school and physical conditions of the
lunchroom at the Hertford Grammar
School. He . praised the cleanliness
of all of the lunchrooms and told the
principals that the lunchroom pro
gram, was being carried out in splen
Hertford VFW Post
Planning Gala New
Has Heavy Docket
After Week Recess
School Bus Driver Not
Guilty of Reckless
$1.50 Per Vear.
. Germans, living in western Berlin,
took an Indirect slap at the Com-
- munists this week when 86 per cent
or the eligible . voters went to the
polls w elect city government of
fickli The Russians had ordered all
Communists to boycott the election,
and because of this action no voting
took place "in. the Russian., sector of
Berlin. The new Mayor of Berlin, a
Social Democrat, assumed his duties
of that office Tuesday, setting up of
fices. in the Western zone of the citjr.
o The : navigator of a Navy search
, plane was determined to have one last
look for survivors of the Air Fdrce
plane crash, which occurred early this
week,-, and the determination ;' led to
the finding of 30 Airmen in two life-
rafts about 1200 miles from Hono-
; lulu.; The. Army 'plane, a C-54 carry.
ing 37 men, was -forced down in the
open, sea last Sunday,- Search planes
had charted a ' wide area 't and Were
about ready to give up the, search for
survivors when the liferafts ' were
sighted, last Monday. . , '
Members of the Garland H. Onley
rost or the veterans of Foreign
wars are making plans for holding a
gala New Year's Eye dance at the
Officers' Club at Harvey Point, it was
announced t.nriAV hv Kriiann Hoot.;..
j u v. .. .1CH1M
chairman of the committee in charge
The Post had to change the date
for its holiday- dance because of
conflict in the schedule of the band
which has been secured to furnish
music for the party. Originally the
Post had , planned the dance for
Christmas week, but definite arrange
ments have now been completed to
noid the affair on Friday nieht. De-
Johnny Broughton, a former Hert.
ford boy, and his orchestra has been
secured to play for the dance. The
orchestra is widely known throughout
Tidewater , Virsrfow" and comes her a
. mjJUS. ' . T i Jk I '
The dance commltte lias announced
that an advance sale of tickets will he
made and tickets may also be obtained
at the door at a slightly increased
Members of the Post are SDendinir
; j i i . "
coiisiaeraoie lime and effort to make
this dance the outstanding holidav
event in this section of th State, and
they invite the public to attend and
urge all to purchase tickets in ad
Season On Tuesday
County Officials Assumed New Duties
On Monday; Commissioners Reorganized
E. City First Opponent
For Locals; Coach Is
Jack Symons Selected
As Best Grid Player
Jack Symons, co-captain and stellar
guard on the Perquimans High School
rootball team, was selected by his
team mates as (he outstanding player
or the year and was awarded the State
Theater trophy in recognition of his
services during the past season.
Presentation of the trophy was
made at the State Theater last Fridav
night by B. J -Gibbs, manager of the
uieater. - "
- Symons has been one of the main.
stays of the Indian team for the Dast
three years and was also selected as
all-conference guard this season.
toward Lane and Howard Pitt,
team mates of Symons, were selected
on the all-conference team at posr
tions of back and end.
Governor-elect Kerr Scott returned
to his home at Haw River this week
after enjoying a vacation In Florida,
and immediately newsmen questioned
Mr. Scott regarding changes in office
Jobs under the State government Re-lrf. f
nnrts haA feinted that ftwtf IKhooL
quested -several top officials to re
sign before he assumed the office of
Governor. These reports were con
firmed but the situation remained un
clear inasmuch, as two of the officials
jre appointed,; by commissions and
not the Governor; hdweyer, Hathaway
"ross, chairman of the parole cora-
mssion, has tendered his resignation
Jective December 81. , H
In Washington. this week, Post
'ster General Donaldson announced
t increased postal rates on second,
d and fourth class mail will be
ht when Congress meets in
ry. Secretary of State George
.ii . underwent a major opera-
ad, was reported recuperating
noniy. tesident Truman
t executive order which will
"vates to sit on army court
--"a after February 1. Jn
'-martial boards, which
r ofTarmes against mil
j v .j composed of officers
Board Of Education
Accepts New Ag Bldg.
The Perquimans Board of Fduca
tion, meeting in regular session here
last Monday, inspected and accepted
the new agriculture buildintr recentlv
cumpieiea c me rerquimans Trayung
School. The building was constructed
by the veterans' training- class of the
The Board received a review of the
bids submitted on the sale-of three
Negro school buildings and authorized
the sale of the Wvnok huiMW tn
. . Aewbold, the Leigh Temple
building to C. W. Griffin and the
Saunders Bottom buildinir in tie
Bethel Ruritan Club. ' The total sale
price of th.e three buildings was
Perquimans County Recorder'a
Court was in long session here Tue.
day, disposing of some 34 cases listed
on the clerk's calendar, following a
recess oi one weeK.
Eva Revels, Negro! school bus driv-
er, who was charcred with reckless
anving last week after a county!
scnooi dus had turned over and down
an embankment on the Center Hill
road, was found not guilty of the
Pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing were entered by Charles McLellan,
Floyd Spellman, Clifton -Sherrill. WiU
ford Harad, Herman Goldstein and
Alhe Wolford. Each paid a fine of
$10 and costs.
Fines of $5.00 and costs of court
were taxed against Milton Bersrer.
David Wilkins, Francis Smith, Henry
Wisnieski John Willson and Irene
Davis, all of whom entered pleas of
guilty to charges of speeding.
Herbert Pomeroy, Jacob Kaplan
and Otis Dana, each entered a plea of
guilty to charges of passing on a
curve. Each naid the costs of court.
Pleading guilty to a charsre of reck
less driving, George Sanderson paid a
fine of $25 and costs of court.
L. R. Ausbon. J. E. Evans and J.
R. Davenport were charted with
hunting without a license. Each of
the defendants paid the costs of court.
Fines of $10 and costs of court were
paid by James Dail. Junior James.
Negro, Howard Ward and Oliver
Cartwright on charges of driving with
George Harrell was taxed with the
court costs on a charge of failure to
give proper hand signal on the high
way. . . ..; -, - -w
William James entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of driving drunk,
He paid a fine of $100 and costs of
Alexander Sutton, Negro, charged
with temporary larceny, reckless driv
ing and driving under the influence,
was found guilty of the first count
and not guilty on the second and
third. He was sentenced to the roads
for 60 days, sentence to be suspended
upon payment of court costs and $200
for the use of G. D. Towe.
William Winslow, William Riddick
and Benjamin Riddick, Negroes, were
fined $25 and costs of court on
charges of being in possession of
non-tax paid liquor.
James Ashley was fined $10 and
costs for driving with improper lights,
istewart fioifler was taxed with the
court costs on charges of being drunk
Livingston Johnson paid the costs
of court on a charge of failure to stop
at a highway stop sign.
Coach Joe H. Levinson. athletic di
rector at Perquimans High School,
announced today that basketball will
get under way at the local Rchonl npvt
Tuesday night when the boys' and
girls' teams of Perquimans will play
vue nrst game or the season against
ine iMizaDetn LJity High School tpams
on the high school court.
The second game of the season will
be played at Edenton on next Friday
night. Coach Levinson stated that he
is now making up the schedule for
the entire season and this will be an
nounced probably by next week.
The Indians will compete in thp Al
bemarle Conference, but action taken
last week at a meeting of the coachps
and principals divided the conferenrp
into two parts with Perquimans. Co
lumbia, Jamesville and Plymouth in
one division and Robersonville, Wind
sor, Williamston, Ahoskie and Scot
land Neck in the second division
This action somewhat handicap Ded
the local coaches . in arrangement of
the season s schedule, but other games
are pending with Central, South Mills,
Chowan and possibly Weeksville and
Basketball practice has been under
way at the school since the close of
the football season and Coach Levin
son reports that Howard Pitt, Edward
Lane, L. C. Elliott, Bill Pegram. Bob
Layden, Bob Jordan, Carroll Berry,
Buddy Tilly and Guy Cannon are the
veterans among the candidates for
the squad. The coach plans to build
his team around these players, but
may possibly use some newcomers
during the season of play.
r'lt was decided at the meeting- of the
I . ..
ftjpjwsmarle Conference- .thtst he con
ference championship will be determ
ined by a three-game play-off between
the two winners of the respective di
visions. The conference voted against
holding a conference tourney at the
end of the regular playing season.
Starts Fund Drive
Members of the Perquimans High
School PTA Band Committee began
soliciting funds for the Band Fund
here this week. The committee met
Monday night and mapped out plans
for soliciting the area of Hertford as
partial effort to raise its goal of
$3,000 for the high school- (jand.
Neighborhood solicitors for each
community in the county were named
at the meeting of the Parent-Teacher
Association Thursday night.
solicitors are expected to begin can
vassing the rural areas of the county
not later than next Monday.
County Board Holds
Two Sessions; Ap
pointments Are Made;
New Commander Of
Local Legion Post
CROP Drive Closes
Sunday, December 12
Library Board To
Meet Tuesday A.M.
T .J,-.;', ," ft-..--'lv
The Peroufmnna flniinftr T.frtai
ooardi will hold a mewHnor t to Li
brary next Tuesday mornings De-
emoer i. oegtnnlng at 10 o'clock, it
was announced today by Miss Mae
ooa Winslow. chAirmAn . ,
w . ; " r--
ooara, i - y
All members of the Llbnn tua
are urged to.be present
Perquimans Lodge, No.. 106, A.; F.
ft A. M., v,;:i meet Tuesday night
Have , you had your vehicles in
spected yet T By vehicles is meant
automobiles, . , trucks, semi-trailers,
trailers, motorcycles, motorbikes or
any other motor propelled contrap
tion propelled by internal combus
tion or electric motors, except track
less trollies. .
In other words, the Motor Vehicle
uepartmentsays any vehicle which is
equired to ba registered with the
btate and carries State license plates
must be Inspected at the State's me
chanical inspection lanes.
The absolute deadline for 1948. the
Department said, is fast approachinsr.
adding that the lanes will be able to
handle Just so many vehicles on the
last day, December 31. Then, too,
there are just so many days left, and
no doubt some of these days will be
rainy (some of the testing equipment
at the lanes cannot be operated dur
ing inclement weather). .
"Don't procrastinate any longer,"
was me word or warning irom Arthur
T. Moore, director of the Inspection
ii vision, i moore saia mat ine lanes
would be closed several days around
uhnsmas, thereby i cutting the num
ber of operating days for the balance
of the year, .
'There remains around 100.000 ve
hicles still, to be inspected, and about
20- working days in which to insnect
them. "We can handle' about 6,000
vehicles per day," Moore said, addinir
that" "to procrastinate further Will
likely increase your waiting time jn
the lines at the inspection lanes."
- BUY CHRISTMAS SEAJ.S
Don't forget to buy Christmas seals
to help flght tuberculosis! . .
The Christian "Rural Overseas Pro
gram" (known as CROP) is now be
ing conducted in Perquimans County.
This is'an organization through which
rural people may contribute of their
products for overseas relief.
Officers for the county organiza
tion were elected at a meeting on No
vember 24 in the Agricultural Build
ing in Hertford, at which the Rev. D,
L. Fouts presided. The Rev. O. K. In
gram from Irvin, N. C, explained the
program to a group of represents
tives. The officers elected were as
follows: County chairman, Charlie
Venn; secretary-treasurer, the Rev.
D. L. Pouts; publicity chairman, Max
Campbell; co-chairman of publicity,
Doward Jones; shipping director, Sid
ney Blanchard; chairman of wholesale
business canvass, J. T. Brinn; chair
man , of local - community centers.
Whiteston, Mrs. Ralph White, Luther
Winslow; Belvidere. Mrs. F. C. White:
New Hope, Mrs. Wendell Mathews;
Bethel, Roy Chappell; Hertford, Char-
he Vann, Jack Brinn and D. L. Fouts;
Woodville, Mrs. Henry Elliott, Wallace
Wood; Chapanoke, organized through
the church; Winfall, W. G. Hollowell,
organized through the Sunday School:
Woodland Church, organized through
Sunday School; Great Hope Church,
Lawrence Perry; Bagley Swamp area,
Community-chairmen are now con
tacting: local residents to explain the
list of shipable foods and the way in
which, they should be prepared ,for
shipment. The foods will be picked
up- in each community and taken to a
freight car- in Hertford which will
Join the ' North Carolina Friendship
rrain. Final collection day will be on
-December 12. v;
Bernard Proctor, vice commander of
Perquimans County's William Paul
Stallings American Legion Post, was
moved to the commander's spot to fill
the vacany caused by the death of
Clarence Phillips, who was killed re
cently in a Gates County automobile
accident, at a meeting of the Legion
held rnday night at the Agricultural
Building in Hertford.
Proctor was automatically boosted
to the commandership by a rule pro
vided by the Legion.
Although the main business listed
on the agenda at the meeting was the
inauguration of a new commander,
several other important business mat
ters were discussed.
Francis Nixon, post adjutant, re
minded the membership committee,
which is composed of Charlie Vann,
chairman, Ralph White and Russell
Baker of Whiteston, Carson ' Banks of
New Hope, Shelton Chappell of Bel
videre and . B. C. Berry of Hertford,
that the post was short of the 100
member pledge which has a deadline
set for December 11, by 20 members.
Plans are being made concerning
the remodeling of the left wing of
the Harvey Point hospital, which was
obtained some time ago, to be used as
a recreation center following the an
nouncement by Mayor V. N. Darden,
custodian of the base, that the lights
had been turned on and suggestions
will be in order at the next meeting
as to what steps should be taken to
get the building and remodeling pro
ject under way.
Commander Proctor in exercising
the duties of his new position urged
all members to appoint themselves as
a one man committee to recruit new
members, and also urged all members
that do- not have Legion caps to place
their order immediately with the adjutant.
Perquimans County officials, chosen
in th general election last Novem
ber, were given the oath of their of
fice on last Monday by W. H. Pitt,
Clerk of Court, and assumed their du
ties following the procedure in the
clerk's office. The officials were E. M.
Perrv. R T Rinn n -or t..i.
inese Roy s Chappel, and T M Twinej
county commissioners; J. W. Ward,
register of deeds; Charles E. Johnson,
judge of recorder's court; Max Camp
The outgoing Board of Commission
ers met in regular session Monday
morning and handled a number of
routine matters and received two
delegations seeking road improve
ments in the county. These delega
tions were advised that the Board will
petition the State Highway Commis
sion to improve the roads.
Dr. T. P. Brinn, county physician
for the past several years, tendered
his resignation from that position, re
questing that the resignation become
effective as soon as the Board secured
the services of another physician.
This meeting was the last for
Charles E. White and L. L. Winslow.
who had served four years as mem
bers of the Board. Roy S. Chappell
and T. M. Twine succeeded these two
members on the Board, which was re
organized at a session during the af
ternoon. E. M. Perry was unanimously se
lected as chairman of the new Board.
Following the election of the chair
man, the Board proceeded to appoint
Charles E. Johnson to the post of
county attorney and J. S. McNider to
the position as county solicitor.
List takers for the five townships.
who will begin January 3 taking the
list of property for 1949 taxes were
then appointed. The appointments
were John O. White, Jr., Hertford
Township; Julian Long. Bethel; Ray
mond Stanton, Parkville; Carroll V.
Ward, Belvidere and Seth Long. New
Hope. The list takers will meet with
the Commissioners at a special meet
ing Monday, December 27, to receive
supplies and instructions pertaining
to the duties of this office.
The bonds of the various county of
ficials were accepted by the Board
subject to the approval of the County
Car Drivers Warned
To Secure License
Rotarians Host To
PHS Football Team
Members of the Hertford ?. Rotary
Uub entertained the " Perquimans
High School football team, its man
agers,: coaches and -the school prin
cipal ' at a banquet held Tuesday
evening? at the Hotel Hertford.
A. W. Hefren welcomed the coaches
and players to the banquet and prais
ed the team on ita fine showing tinr
ing the : past season. Principal E. C.
Woodard and assistant, coach Hank
Chnstgou were recognized and Coach
Joe H. Levinson introduced the mem
bers of the team to the Rotarians.
The time is fast running out for
E, F and G drivers, the Motor Vehicle
Department has announced.
All drivers with last names begin
ning with either E. F or G are re
quired to take an examination for a
new driver's license by December 31,
as a part of the Highway Safety Act
passed by the 1947 General Assembly.
The Department reported that this
group of drivers had been very slow
to report, and that if they procrast
inated much longer, it would mean
that they would have to wait in long
lines to take their tests during the
last few days of December.
Department officials also announced
that the 100 examining stations lo
cated throughout the State would be
closed several days around Christmas,
and that motorists who put off their
tests might find it impossible to get
There will be absolutely no exten
sion to the deadline, the Department
said, for E, F and G motorists have
had since last July to get these exam
Beginning January 1, 1949, persons
with, last names beginning with H, I,
J and -K. will begin taking their tests
The Department reported that any
E, F or G driver caught driving on
an old license after January 1 will be
found guilty of a misdemeanor and
will be subject to a fine of not less
than 25 or 30 days imprisonment, or
both, in the discretion of the court
Killed In Wreck
Near Ivor, Virginia
Joseph C. Jordan, Jr., 20, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Jordan of Hertford,
was killed in an automobile accident
near Ivor, Va., late Monday night.
Jordan, who has served in the Army
for three years, was enroute back to
his station at Camp Lee, Va., after
having been at home on leave for sev
According to Virginia Highway Pa
trolmen, the accident occurred about
10:15 Monday night, three miles north
of Ivor, when a panel truck in which
Jordan was riding crashed into a
truck on highway 460. C. G. Slater,
Negro, was reported as driver of the
second truck and he had parked his
truck on the highway at the time of
the accident. Slater was being held
in jail pending investigation of the
The driver of the truck in which
Jordan was riding and another pas
senger were also killed in the acci
dent Funeral services for Jordan were
pending late Wednesday afternoon
awaiting the arrival of the body here
at the Lynch Funeral Home.
Jordan attended Perouimn Trio
School prior to his entrance into the
Army in 1945.
He is survived by his parents, three
sisters and two brothers.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT -Born
to Mr. and Mrs.' Robert G.
Brewer, a son, Robert Towe. on No
vember 6th, at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital, , Mrs. Brewer was formerly
Miss Janet Towe Quincy of Chapan-
FFA Father And Son
Banquet Held Thursday'
The Perquimans chapter of the
Future Farmers of America held ita
annual father and son banquet at
the high school building Thursday
evening. Approximately 170 mem.
bers, their fathers and guests were
Those takinsr part on the
besides G, C,, Buck, supervisor of the '
local chapter -wer T. B,. :, Elliott of
Woodland, District Supervisor and
Col. K, E. Stokes of Severn. Dintrtot
Supervisor of the Veterans Traininir
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