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Velume XV. Number 51.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. ? Friday, December 17, 1948.
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16 ElizM City
Opening: Game Played
Mere Tuesday; Eden
jton Next Opponent
Perquimans High School opened its
1 1948-49 ' basketball season with a
doubleheader here Tuesday night
against the Elizabeth City boys and
i giris. . The Indians lost both of the
, contests in hard played exhibitions
which orovided plenty of thrills and
' entertainment for the large crowd of
H The curtain-raiser, played between
I-the girls teams of the two schools,
ended with the visitors on the "long
; end of a 44-38 score. Both teams
played hard throughout the contest,
f but the Indian Squaws weakened in
' the final period and permitted the
vXady Jackets to tally 14 points to
the local srirls' six. Elizabeth City
jumped into an 8-5 lead at the close
. 01s the first period and were never
; headed after that. The score at half
1 time was 26-19. The Squaws pulled
' up to withip two points of the Jack
rets in the third' period which ended
82-30. ' With their ;defense weakened
4 in the final period, the Indians trailed
and Elizabeth City racked up the de
cisive points to win 44-38.
- Elizabeth City's boys' team showed
' superior passing and basket shooting
' in turning back the Indians in the
; opening game of the season by a score
of, 42 to 29. '; Both teains started fast
i and jthe -X first ""period ended in a tie
10-lt? but during ; the second period
th!li-''otted.:'he' fast pace
'and .' tacked op - eight ' more points
while the Indians hit for only a lone
basket for a total of two. Half time
? Score was 38-12 in favor of the Jack
ets.. The third period jwas .;: replete
: srith'thrVls but iyisitora retained
,. "31-20 advantage at the end of the
third tferiod. The Indians led by
Howard. Pitt and Bob Layden, both
scojed eight points, started a rally in
-the final period but the lead of the
Jackets was too great to overcome
arid title game ended with- Elizabeth
City., ahead; 42-29. Jordan and Lane
played a good defensive game for the
Indians and the entire squad saw ac
tion during the contest. Hewitt was
' high point man for the visitors, tal
,' lying 14 points.
' The Indians' next game will be
played in Edenton Friday night
against the Edenton High School
CROP Food Train Feeds 25,000
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Food received, in Europe from one
of the American food trains spon
sored by the Christian Rural Over
seas program (CROP), Is now pro
viding approximately 25.000 needy
Austria ns with one good meal a day.
Fifty old folks' homes are also
maintained by this CROP food.
Above, a charming old lady in one
of the homes for the aged has made
soup for two of the men who assist
ed in the distribution of food for
Weekly Will Advance
Press Day Next Week
The Perquimans Weekly will step
up publication of its, next issue by
one day next week, and will go to
press on Wednesday instead of Thurs
Correspondents and others having
news items for; publication are re
quested to have all ; Items at The
Weekly office not later than Monday
evening.- It is requested that all ad
vertising copy for next week be plac
ed with us by next Monday noon.
Your cooperation will be appreciated.
Editor and Mrs. Max Campbell
wiir Spend the Christmas holidays in
utfT8V?4 JThe.5fieekly office will
be closed from December 22 to Janu
ary 3. ,
CROP. At left Is Bill Mathues and
at right is. Ralph Smeltzer.
Thousands of .additional persons
overseas will be provided with food
through the North Carolina food
train which will be assembled soon
and which will be one of 23 CROP
Christmas trains. The goal in North
Carolina is 100 cars, according to
Wayne McLain, state director. Con
tributions of seed cotton, peanuts,
corn, and eMry products are espe
39 Students Listed
On High School Roll
Twelfth Grade Leads
Other Classes With
MULTIPLE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM TO
BE OFFERED TO COUNTY FARMERS IN 1949
County Seal Sale
Nears Local Quota
Thirty-seven students at Perquim
ans .High bchool were listed on the
school honor roll for the second grad
ing period of this year, according to
E. C. Woodard, principal, who re
leased the honor list this week.
The 12th grade led other classes
in tne numoer of students winning
honors, haying 15 of its classmates
on the honor list. Complete list of
the school follows:
Eighth Grade Billy Chappell,
Marolyn Baker, Glenda Lane, Emily
Sumner, Nan Ella White, Faye Butt,
Shirley Eure, Kay Stanton, Mable
Martin Whedbee, Doris Jean Roun
tree, Mollie Lee Yeates.
Ninth Grade Tommy Sumner and
Tenth Grade James Umphlett,
Calvin Butt, Doris Faye Allen, Chris
tine Thatch, Elizabeth Proctor, Mary
Eleventh Grade Shirley Butt, Mar-
jorie Perry and Claire Hunter.
Twelfth Grade Melvin Colson, El
wood Long, James Robbins, Daly
Rountree, Clarkson White, Mary Lou
Butt, Betty Ruth Chappell, Joan
Chappell, Alma Eaves, Anne Hollo
well,. Pearl Hunter, Marietta Jolliff,
Marie Rountree, Lelia Lee Winslow
and Dolan Winslow.
Following a survey conducted
among the stores and business houses
of Hertford, the following announce
ment was made this week concerning
store hours and holidays for the
Christmas and New Year's season.
Stores will be closed Christmas
Day, December 25, but will reopen
for business Monday morning, De
Regular store hours will be observ
ed on Saturday, January 1, but the
stores will observe the holiday on
Monday, January 3, being closed all
of that day.
No announcement was made re
garding night opening next week, but
it is expected that most of the stores
will remain open two or three nights
next week, prior to Christmas.
$5 Families Listed
For Joy Fund Goal
Thirty-five families make up the
l- list now prepared by the Perquimans
Welfare Department to receive pres
ents and baskets from the local Joy
' Fund at Christmas, C Edgar ; White,
, Welfare Superintendent, reported to
day, v , t :
Indications are, according to Mr.
White, that these families will re
ceive attention at Christmastime and
will be provided with presents and
baskets to bring joy and gladness on
what otherwise might well Jie a joy
less day; Local missionary societies
and civic.clubs.vas well as individuals,
have notified the Welfare Depart
ment of intentions? to provide the
means, to bring Joy to these families..
The .Welfare : Department is now
making" plans J? carry out the pro
gram as obresved in the past and or
ganizations and individuals who de
sire to contribute' toward the. local
Joys Fund are - requested to contact
. Mr. White for details.
BPW Club To Award
' Members of the Perquimans Busi
ness and Professional Woman's Club
at their dinner meeting, held last Fri
day at the' Hotel Hertford, voted to
annually award a medal to the out
standing senior at Perquimans. High
School, showing proficiency in the
two-year commercial course of the
school, i ' - ii:W;-'';rM--;vV:s sfe
During the business session, Mrs.
Myrtle N; Chappell, Mrs. R. M. Fow
ler and -..Mrs. Louis . Nachman were
r amed as a committee to write an In
inorjam ,;to the late Mra; .AJlie
rueblood, copies of same to be tent
i the family, the club magazine and
V Ruby Butler had charge of
Tram presented at the meet
- those having a part were
C.:." - Cely and - Mrs. D M.
m. At the close of the meet-
fa members exchanged Christ-.
Perquimans County residents have
responded splendidly to the appeal
issued recently by Mrs. J. H. New
bold on the opening of the annual
Christmas Seal sale campaign, accord
ing to Mrs. "Newbold who Btated
early this week that reports received
thus far indicates that the courity
goal of $500 will be reached.
Mrs. . Newbold expressed her ap
preciation for the response given thus
far and requested that individuals
who have not as yet mailed m their
contributions to do so before the
drive closes next' Friday, December
The funds raised through the sale
of Christmas Seals are used by the
local tuberculosis association to help,
combat tuberculosis. Mrs. Newbold
stated jthat in answer to a number of
Queries regarding the local TB clinic,
which is conducted by the Health De
partment, that this clinic is open to
all people, of all ages .and she urges
indivi duals who desire to apply at the
clink for. tests.
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A forestry thinning demonstration
will be conducted Tuesday, December
22, at 10.A. M. in the Nixon, woods at
Newbold's Curve, dt was announced
today , by I. C. Yagel, county agent.
This woods is on Route 17, about four
miles north of Hertford. , During the
demonstration timber scaling, selec
tive cutting and other phases of farm
forest management will be discussed.
J. C. Jones, District Extension For
ester. J. P. Perry, who is now teach
ing forestry at ;VPIy and possibly R.
Wr Graeber, State Extension Fores
ter, will be on hand to lead the dis
cussions. - i; , 'v I
At 1 P. M. the group wil visit a
fence post and timber creosottng
plant located in . Perquimans County
about five miles west of Hertford on
the Center Hill road. The plant will
be in operation and the problems of
creosote treating of fence posts and
other timber will be discussed. The
public is invited to attend both ot
these : demonstrations ; or join the
group; at either;place.;;;4?;i':;
American officials handling the
Marshall Plan funds for aid to Euro
pean nations reported this week that
Great Britain, Belgium and Holland
were using part of these funds to
purchase scarce metals, then reselling
them to American firms at a profit.
The U. S. officials announced that
these countries will have to explain
such actions or funds for purchase of
metals will be drastically cut for
these three nations.
Harry S. Truman was elected Presv
dent of the United States last Mon
day when the presidential electors
selected in the general elections last
November met and made the official
choice. The final electoral vote was
Truman 383, Dewey 189 and Thur
mond 40. Only in Tennessee, where
President Truman carried the popular
vote, did the electors split their vote
for the Presidency. One of the Ten
nessee electors voted for Thurmond,
while the remaining 11 voted for the
President. The rest of the ballots by
the electors followed the pattern of
the general election.
North Carolina's school teachers
were handed good news this week
when the State Board of Education
voted to issue pay checks earlier than
usual during the month. This action
will permit school teachers to re
ceive pay prior to Christmas.
A royal christening was held in
Enerland Wednesday when the month-
old-son of Princess Elizabeth and
Prince Philip was given the name of
Charles Philip Arthur George. It was
reported that the young wince will
probably be called Charies, the first
Prince Charles in England's history
since the 1680's.
Holiday Schedule For
Hours for the Perquimans County
Library during the holidays were an
nounced following a meeting of the
Library Board Tuesday morning. The
Library will be closed for Christmas
vacation from 5 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, December 22, to 10 A. M.
Monday, December 27. It will also
be closed all day New Year's.
The Board reported that the book
mobile has been in operation for two
months and has aided greatly in in
creasing circulation of the library.
The bookmobile has traveled approxi
mately 600 miles and has circulated
636 books. Fifty new book borrow
ers have been added to the list of li
brary patrons. Members of the
Board pointed out that the bookmo
bile belongs to the county and resi
dents of Perquimans are urged to
It was also reported that the fol
lowing list of new books has been
added to the library: Treasury of
Science, Land of the Crooked Tree,
Eskimo Doctor, Old Man Crow's Boy,
A Candle For Saint Jude, A Cloud
ed Star, Bride of Fortune, John
Goffe's Mill, The Trail Led North
and Grandfather vs. Peru. Twenty
five new juvenile books have also
II C. Dirray Elected
New Masonic Master
Hears Twenty Cases
Twenty cases were disposed of in
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning. All of the cases
involved traffic violations.
Fines of $5.00 and costs of court
were assessed against Woodrow
Pickett, John McKee, B. C. Park
hurst, Edward Lorenzo, W. F.
Dashiell, Lytle Smith, J. Eilva, Olive
Dann, Carroll Bull, Margaret Swee
ney, C. W. Minnick, Henry Jackson,
all of whom entered pleas of guilty
to charges of speeding. William
Holley, Negro, and Helen Bradly
were fined $10 and costs on charges
James Sidie was fined $25 and
costs on a charge of speeding.
Gordan McLeod and Walter Wat
son were taxed with the costs of
court on charges of passing on a
M. A. Dixon paid a fine of $25 and
costs of court on a charge of driving
without a license. Horace Carson
was ordered to pay the costs of court
on a charge of driving on the wrong
side of the highway.
Gilbert Eure was found guilty of a
charge of reckless driving. He was
given a 60-day sentence, suspended
upon payment of a fine of $30 and
costs of court.
Perquimans First In
Plan; Committee Is
Named to Head Pro
ject In County
Federal Crop Insurance on peanuts,
cotton, corn and soybeans will be of
fered in Perquimans County in 1949,
according to I. C. Yagel, county
agent and secretary of the county
USDA Council. Perquimans County
is the first and only county in North
Carolina where such multiple crop in
surance will be in effect, and one of
the few counties in the United
The Federal Crop Insurance Cor
poration as operated within the
United States Department of Agri
culture insures farmers against the
loss of investment of certain crops
should excessive rain, drought, dis
eases, insect, wind, hail and other un
avoidable causes of damage bring
the return of the crops below the
amount of insurance specified in the
policy. Administrative expenses are
paid through Federal appropriation
and premiums charged are used ex
clusively to pay losses to farmers.
John T. Lane of Belvidere, Julian
A. White and Jack E. Brinn of Hert
ford have aecepted appointments to
administer the program as the Per
quimans County Crop Insurance
At a meeting of the committee on
Wednesday evening, Milton Dail and
W. E. White of the Perquimans
County ACA, I. C. Yagel, County
Agent, along with other Extension
workers of Perquimans County, and
R. M. Riddick took part in a discus-
sion of the program, junan e.
Mann, State director, and H. K.
James, district supervisor of the Fed
eral Crop Insurance Corporation in
North Carolina also attended the
Mr. Yagel reported that Perquim
ans County was selected as the first
county in North Carolina to have this
, ... j. :c i
urogram oecause oi me aiversm
farming carried out by local farmers.
He added that the program has been
offered in only three or four other
counties in the nation.
Hertford PTA Plans
Bazaar December 18
' DIES AT LOUISBUllG
O. .Y. Yarbcrough 4ied 'i:at his
borne in Louisburg Wednesday morn
ing, according to word received here.
He was the husband of the former
Miss Janie Blanchard, sister of Miss
Kate Blanchard. Funeral services
were conducted at Louisburg Thurs
day, afternoon, , m . :
R. C. Murray, president of Murray
Motor Parts Company, was elected
master of the Perquimans Lodge, No.
106, A. F. & A. M., in selection of
officers for the lodge for the coming
year at a ; meeting held last weeK.
Other officers elected were Dr. A. B.
Bonner, senior warden; C. R. Vann,
junior warden; J. S. Vick, treasurer
and C. Winslow, secretary. R. R.
White and J. S. Bass were appointed
senior and junior deacons respective
ly. - . .-f.
Installation of the new officers
will be conducted at the first meet
ing of Jthe lodge in January. O
Appointed officers of the lodge will
be named by the master-elect and
will t be installed at the installation
service January 4.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ?
Mr, and Mrs. Maurice Rivette of
New Orleans, La., announce - the
birth of a son,, born Sunday, Decem
ber 1?..: Mrs. Rivette before her; mar
riage was Miss Julia Broughton.. l
'i k 'Christmas program will be given
at Mt. Siani Baptist Church Sunday
nighty December 19, at 7:30 o'clock.
The public is invited to attend. '
Here Reported Good
, The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School met
Thursday evening, December 9, wjlth
Mrs. D. M. Jackson, president, pre
siding over the business session which
followed a delightful program pre
sented by the Bethel community. The
program was given by the children of
the 8ixthfand seventh grades and had
as its theme the Christmas bpmt.
The Bethel ', Junior Choir rendered
During the business session it was
announced that the annual Christmas
bazaar will be held Saturday, De
cember 18, at Hertford Cleaners from
10 . M. toA 5 P. M. The playground
committee, composed of Silas Whed
bee, Carson Howell, Corbin Dozier,
J. A. Ieete, D. M. Jackson and Frank
McGoogan, announced plans for build
ing swings on the playground.
Mrs. R. M. Riddick, music chair
man, reported that local school chil
dren will be admitted free of charge
at the N. C. Symphony concert to be
heid in -Edenton in February. The
PTA plans to furnish transportation
for the children.
Mrs. Carson Howell, study course
chairman, announced that the PTA
study course will be held the latter
part of February.
A; CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
A pasreant entitled "The Bethlehem
Way," will be presented at the. Up
River Friends, Church at Whiteston
Sunday ' night at 7 - o'clock by the
vonnar neonl of the church. The
public ia invited to attend.
Town Board Holds
Hertford Town Board met Monday
night in regular session and handled
routine business brought to its at
tention by Mayor V. N. Darden and
members of the Board.
Mayor Darden reported to the
Board that repairs were now under
way on the roof of the municipal
building. Workmen patching leaks in
the roof, disepvered .parts of the
timber rotted away and these timbers
are being repaired.
The Board voted that employees of
the Town will be presented Christ
mas presents as has been the custom
in past years.
A new electric switchboard, order
ed by the Town last summer, has ar
rived and been installed in position
at the Town plant, Mayor Darden
reported. This board will be con
nected some time after January 1 and
will provide better electric service to
local consumers and it is expected to
increase the voltage on the town
Candle Light Service
Planned For Sunday
A Christmas candle light service
will be held at the Hertford Metho
dist Church Sunday at 5 P. M. It
will include the Christmas story in
Scripture, music by the choir, carol
singing by the choir and congrega
tion and a story, "Judah Finds a
King." told by Mrs. D. L. Fouts.
The Sunday School of the Hertford
Methodist Church will have its an
nual Christmas program,, including a
Christmas tree and Santa Claus, Sun
day morning at 9:45. The members
of all the departments, except tne
nursery and beginner; will meet to
gether in - the downstairs assembly
room of the educational building. The
nursery and beginner children will
have a Christmas program of their
own, including a tree and Jsanta
Claus,, in the . beginner room. They
are inviting their parents- to be pres
ent with them.
- The ,11 -o'clock: . morning worship
service at ? the - Hertford Methodist
Church will include Christmas music
and' a Christmas sermon, "No Room
In the Inn.f ' r-
R. Vann, chairman of the Per-
County Christian Kurai
Overseas Program, which collected
grain, canned goods and money
throughout the county last Sunday,
reported this week that the collection
was irood and that he appreciated
very much the cooperation given the
program by residents of Perquimans.
He Draised highly tne response
given by the people of the Whiteston
community and also Belvidere and
Charjanoke. He reported that contri
butions in Hertford lagged somewhat
compared to other sections of the
county and also that he had had no
reports from New Hope and Bethel
More than 100 bushels of corn
were donated toward the Friendship
Train, several bags of soy Deans,
lots of canned goods and more tnan
$100 in cash.
All contributions collected here
will be forwarded to Norfolk, where
it will be combined with other dona
tions received from this area of the
State, and will be repacked for ship
Central PTA Meeting
Set For Monday P. M.
The Parent-Teacher Association! of
Central Grammar School will hold its
regular meeting Monday night at
The Cumberland and Bagley Swamp
communities are in charge of a very
interesting program, including a
Christmas pageant and special music.
All patrons are urged to attend and
the public is invited.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. White an
nounce the birth of a son, born Sat
urday, December 11, at the Medical
Center, Elizabeth City.
W. M. S. TO MEET
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church will
meet- Monday night, December 20, at
7:80 P. M. at the church. Mrs. I. A.
Ward wilt preside and all members
are urged to attend. V ,
, Mr. and I Mrs. Ray J Haskett an
nounce the ' birth of a son, bom
Wednesday, December -15, at the
Medical Center in Elizabeth Citjr.s .
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