,J.S WEEKLY '
rford, Perquimans County, North Carplma. Friday, December 24, 1948. f
$1.50 Per Year.
Girls 'Trounce Acelets
52-25; Indians Defeat
. Boys' Team 33-30
t. Perquimans High ' School's boys'
and girls' , basketball, teams journeyed
t Edenton last Friday night for
I their second cage games of the sea-
$on and came home on the long end
of the score for both games. , The In
dian Squaws had little difficulty in
.trouncing the Acelets 62 to 26, while
the Indians nosed out the Aces in a
.nip and tuck contest 33-30.
' '$r'tu the preliminary game the Per
quimans girls, led by Janice Perry
j and Jean Chappell, had a field day,
racking - up a total of 52 points.
! Perry tallied 26 points for the
Squaws and .Chappell scored 26. The
local girls led at ' half , time, by a
j score "oi ' 30 to 10. Mansfield was
high, scorer for the Edenton girls,
'garnering a total of 18 points.
M The 'boys'; contest, like all athletic
games between Hertford and Eden
ton, was a renewal of the old school
i rivalry.; Both teams displayed a fine
game of ball, both offensively and
- defensively, but the Perquimans In
dians came through at the crucial mo
ment to rack up the victory. :
- Edenton jumped into a three-point
' advantage' at the close of the first
half after the teams had' played a
see-saw game for the first 14 min
1 utes. The score at half time was
I 11-8. ; Russell Wheeler led the Eden
! ton, attack, -while Bill Pegram was
high scorer for the Indians. --
Wally Britton, freshman of the In
dian, team, stole the show from the
veterans. Coach Joe Levinson moved
'the youngster up from the junior var-
sity for the Edenton game and Brit
ton's ball handling and general floor
( fits and Lane showed up well for
j Perquimans on the offense, while Jor
dan and Pegram did best on defense.
It was anybody's ball' game up until
the final minutes of play,' when the
Indians forged ahead into e seven
point lead 22-15, then toasted to vie
, tory; 1 Th final "score was 32-30 ''
'The Indians played, their final game
prioi to ihe -ChristmaV holidays here
- girjar. met uie ouuwi muia warns,
1 ' ; j
know how to
V; With more grotltude than wo
1 xpres, w foy to you, our friends
We (appreciate your friendly (associations and wish
you oil of the true happiness that the -Christmas
season can bring
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' ST ' FUTTT-l T--s-v -vm
MARCH OF DLMES CAMPAIGN QUOTA FOR IPeanutDryinjr Plant
PERQUIK COUNTY DOUBLED FOR YEAR Being Installed At
Harvey Point Base
l&d Court Docket
5 Traffic, violators continued in the
majority in cases disposed of by
Perquimans Becorder's Court n ere
inursaay. i-wemy motorists were
charged with various traffic viola-
i;:;.;.:;: ; .... .
John Johnson and' Nathan David
- son each paid ft fine of 15 and costs
. on charges of speeding.
J- Bernard 'Victor, David Wilke,
K Sanda Milmed, .Alger yitxA, James
i Hare and Lowell Tergueson entered
: pleas of guilty to charges of speed-
tag and paid fines of $10 and costs.
..Jfines ; of five dollars and costs
' were assessed against Charles Horal,
' Michael McKeeji, Sara Cohen, Vincent
r. LaShawvf George " Murray, :', Harry
Schwartz, Anna Goldberg and ,Got
inea jnanisK, . au oi, wnom, entered
pleas of guilty on charges of speed-
Costs of court were taxed against
Anthony Fezio, Dorothy Gweans-and
Elias Ellovick for. speeding.
James ' Whitfield enterede a plea of
guilty to charges of reckless driving
; and paid a fine of $25 and costs. '
Most Stores Open
Nights This Week .
Most of the stores in Hertford will
; remain open at nights the remainder
of tiiis week for the convenience of
j Christmas shoppers, it. was revealed
i by a check of the stores Monday. No
' definite schedule baa, been, arranged
' by the stores,, but some 'announced
v they will be open nights from Mon
day through Friday whjle others je-
port 1 they will start observing even-
.; liig tours later in the week.' j h
All stores and business houses will
' be closed , Saturday in observance of
.' Chris'mas. , "- ' , "y
le :ed By $4,030, , , -
7. G. Newby,, Clerk of h Town
Hertford, announced Monday that
total indebtedness of the Town
veen reduced by sum of $4,000
last Saturday. '' This payment
H a total of $129,000 which
!d against the indebted--i
a balance of $96,000,
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Seal Sale Drive '
Closes December 24
i' J'erquimans ' County residents who
have not as yet contributed to the
annual Christmas Seal campaign still
have a few days to do so. it was an
nounced: today by Mrs. J. H. New-
tee handluisr the drive. i
t Friday, December 24, is the closing
date for the campaign, Mrs. Newbold
stated, and indications are that the
county will reach its goal of $500.
Total reports turned in to date show
only a few more dollarsare needed
to oversubscribe 'the quota.
As the deadline for the campaign
approaches, Mrs. -Newbold urges all
residents who received seals through
the mail, and who have not returned
their contributions or the seals to
kindly do so before Friday evening
of this week.
, Tn Perquimans County young men
received Selective Service orders this
week to report for physical examina
tions on Wednesday, December 29, it
was announced by Mrs. T. B. Sumner,
clerk of the local Draft Board.
The selectees, - Mrs. Sumner said,
will, be sent to Durham to undergo
the examinations She added that
county, men ordered for induction re
now sent to Raleigh.
The local Board has "ho orders 'on
file for induction, according to Mrs.
Sumner. , Reports have .been made
that Selective Service " will cut its
January induction orders but thus far
no official word Bf , such action has
been received, here. v .
Closed Saturday j:
' The 'office of the Hertford Building
& Loan Association wilLnot be open
ed during the usual hours Saturday
night, December 25, J(Iax Campbell,
secretarv. announced today. The of
fice will be closed in ' observance of
Christmas. v- ' ; . .
; On Saturday, January 1,'the office
will be opened as usual during the
evening hours, Mr. Campbell stated.
Patrons of the ' Building and Loan
Association are requested to take
note of this announcement..' . v
Special Services -; ,
At Holy Trinity
The" Holy Eucharist will be cele?
orated at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church in Hertford at 10 M M. on
Christmas morning, it was announced
today by the Rev. E. T. Jilson, rector
oftthe church. ; The public is eoidially
Invited to attend. , . . - . 1 1 . .5
Goal Is Approximately
$2,00(f; Committee to
The 'annual March of Dimes cam
paign will ' swing into action in Per
quimans County about January 14
and will continue through the- month,
it was announced today by D. T. P.
Brinn and Silas M. Whedbee, county
co-chairmen of the drive. They have
announced that the quota for Per
quimans for 1949 has been doubled
over last year and this will mean that
approximately $2,000 will have to be
raised to meet the goal.
The people ef North Carolina and
Perquimans County should be polio
conscious this ' year for they have
suffered 'a staggering blow an epi
demic three times as severe as that
of 1944. 'Added to the tragedy in
suffering and lives lost in the infan
tile paralysis attacks of the past sum
mer is the economic side of the pic
ture. Tourist trada alone is estimat
ed to hive suffered 'the staggering
loss ox sw,vuu attriDutame directly
to the polio epidemic.
f ull details, or the campaign are
not yet ready for release, but the di
rectors are working on plans for the
drive and a - county wide campaign
manager is -expected to be named to
handle the direction of the fund rais
ing job. Community and neighbor
hood solicitors twill be appointed fol
lowing the naming of the drive chair
man. J'.;'.; : '
: Perquimans County oversubscribed
its quota for the 1949 March of Dimes
by several hundred dollars, but the
total collected was not equal to the
amount asked to be raised this com
ing year and, therefore, the public is
requested to bear in mind . the tre
mendous need for funds used against
infantile paralysis and to be prepared
to increase contributions accordingly.
$600 Raised To Date
In Band Fund Drive
Slightly more than $600 has been
reported to date in the campaign to
raise 'funds for the Perquimans High
School Band, it was reported . Mon
day by J. , H, Towe chairman of the
PTA ) Committee, heading "up the
drive. . . v--
Mr. , ?Towe stated that . ,th com
mittee and. solicitors have ; not, as
yet, begun a concentrated effort to
raise the ;$3,OQ0 . goal, because of
weather conditions and other factors
involved. He said, however, that the
campaign will get in full swing im
mediately . following the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Harrell of
Route Three announce the birth of a
daughter;, .Vera Louise, ' weight 9
pounds, on November 25, at 10:00
P. M. Mother and baby are doing
A peanut drying plant, similar to
ones which have been in operation
in Georgia and other Southern States
during the past few years, is now
being installed at Harvey Point by
Dr. T. F. Br;iand Jack Brinn. The
two local men are hopeful that by
setting up this plant here they will
be able to help peanut producers
save their crops from weather con
The plant being installed here is
an improvement over those used
elsewhere. Agricultural officials at
N. C. State College, after spending
considerable- time in Georgia watch
ing similar machines in operation,
carried out a number of experiments
concerning operation of a drying
machine and the information gather
ed from these experiments have been
incorporated into the machine being
readied here by the Brinn brothers.
Installation of the local plant is
practically completed and the op
erators invited all interested parties
to go to Harvey Point and inspect
the machine and the operation. The
plarit is located in the hangar build
ing at the Harvey Point Station, 11
miles south of Hertford.
Dr. Brinn, in announcing the in
stallation of the plant here, stated
that the machinery is so constructed
that it can dry peanuts damp or wet
from rain or other weather conditions
and it can also dry peanuts some 24
hours after they have been dug. This
latter operation would mean consid
erable saving in time for producers.
By using the, plant they would need
tip longer to shock the peanuts for
drying and curing purposes.
He also stated that the officials at
N. C. State College reported that
surveys conducted in Georgia re
vealed that peanuts dried by similar
machinery brought a premium price
over peanuts, sold there, harvested
by the old methods.
The drying process of the machine
works by having the peanuts placed
on an A frame, and ' through this
frame hot air, at proper controlled
temperatures, is blown and thus the
peanuts are dried thoroughly . and
readied for the market,
High School PTA
Met Last Thursday
Members of the Parent-Teacher As
sociation of the Perquimans High
School held their December meeting
at the school building last Thursday
evening, with, the Kev. C W. uuiing
A round table discussion of school
activities and problems headed the
program, which was in Charge of
Silas M. Whedbee. Parents directed
questions regarding school problems
to teachers and Principal E. C. Wood
ard, who in turn discussed the points
with the parents. '
MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE HUB AGAINST
DRIVER OFCAR IN FATAL ACCIDENT SAT.
Girl Scouts To Sing
Carols Christmas Eve
Members of 'the four troops of Girl
Scouts of Hertford will sponsor a
Christmas carol sing on the Court
House Green in Hertford Friday
night, December 24, between the
hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, it was an
nounced today by Mrs. T. P. Brinn,
director of the Girl S:-uts.
The two Brownie troops and the
two regular troops invited parents
and friends to join with them in the
song festival. The Scouts also are
hopeful that the public generally will
turn out for the carol singing.
Tax Listers Meet
On Monday Morning
Members of the County Board of
Commissioners and the five tax list
ers of the county will meet in a spe
cial session at the Court House in
Hertford Monday morning, December
27 to review plans for carrying out
the listing of property for 1949 taxes,
it was announced today by J. W.
Ward, clerk of the Bokrd.
The Board will also draw a list of
jurors to serve at the January term
of Superior Court,. which is scheduled
to open here Monday, January 17,
with Judge Luther Hamilton as the
Tax listers, appointed by the
Board at the meeting this month, are
John O. White, Jr., for Hertford
Township, Julian Long for Bethel.
Township, C. V. Ward for Belvidere
Township, "Raymond Stanton for
Parkville Township and Seth Long
for New Hope Township. These of
ficials "will receive instructions as to
the listing of property for taxation
and their cjpplies at the meeting
Monday. They will begin their duties
at various locations throughout the
county on Monday, January 3rd.
Fourteen cases are listed thus far
on the calendar by the Clerk of Su
perior ..Court 'rr '-mary term
and of this number six are .ivo.i r ac
tions, while the remaining cases are
of civil proceedure.
Post Office Here
In Midst Of Rush
The Hertford Post Office is a scene
of busy activities these days. The
rush mailing season reached its peak
for Christmas cards and parcels
about the middle of this week, and is
expected to last right up to Christ
S. M. Whedbee, postmaster; stated
that incoming cards and parcels
picked up considerably over the week
end and that delivery is being expe
dited as rapidly as possible.
Local patrons of the Post Office are
being helpful, Mr. Whedbee stated, by
separating their cards into local and
foreign packages and placing them in
the separate slots at the Post Office.
However, there is the usual number
of cards and packages having wrong
addresses, which have delayed deliv
ery in some cases.
The Christmas rush always in
creases mail heavily, but the em
ployees of the local Post Office, as in
the past, are doing an admirable job
in handling the increased business.
Held Last Thursday
Funeral services for Pattie Over
ton, 11 months old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Overton, of Winfall,
who died last Wednesday morning in
an Elizabeth City hospital, were con
ducted at the Lynch Funeral Home
last Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
by the Rev. E. B. Edwards, pastor of
the Bethlehem Methodist Church.
During the services the church choir
pang "Rock of Ages" and "We Shall
Sleep, But Not Forever."
The tiny casket was covered with
a beautiful pall consisting of pinkJ
rose buds and white carnations.
Burial followed in the church
John T. BiggersTCounty Superin
tendent of Schools, announced today
that, effective January . 3, 1949, the
Winslow Grove and Nicanor Negro
schools will be consolidated. V The
students of the Winslow Grove School
will attend the Nicanor school on and
after that date, Mr. Biggers Bald.
Kenneth Jordan Dies
Of Injuries; Norfolk
Kenneth Jordan, 30, native of Per
quimans County, recently of Norfolk,
died in the Albemarle Hospital at
12:10 Sunday morning and Thomas
Fann, 31, of Norfolk, is in the hos
pital critically injured, as the result
of having been struck by a car driv
en by Jackson Coston, Negro, 5f
Hertford, Route One, at 6:15 Satur
day night while they were trying to
get their stuck car out of tha ditch.
their wives and a child belonging
to one of them were with them at the
The left leg of Fann was so badly
mangled that it was necessary lb
amputate it just below the knee. "
So badly were the two injured it
was necessary to keep them in the
operating room at the hospital for
nearly three hours.
, Costen had been arrested earlier in
the afternoon by Patrolman Byerly
of Edenton in Perquimans Countv
just across the line from Chowan for
driving without a driver's license.
According to Highway Patrolman
B. R. Inscoe, who made the investi
gation with Patrolman H. L. White,
the . Virginia car was proceeding to
ward Hertford about a mile from
Hertford on the shortcut when the
lights went out. The driver lost con
trol, went across the road and ran
into the ditch from where he was
unable to get the car out under its
A car being driven by Worth Hare,
traveling toward Elizabeth City, was
hailed and Hare asked to lend as
sistance in pulling the stuck car out.
Hare turned his car around and ap
parently had fastened the two cars
together and was just about ready to
start pulling, when the car driven by
Costen is said to have swerved
his car when he saw the tow car,
which was off the pavement and on
the dirt shoulder. His car then ran
head-on into the car that was in the
ditch, jamming one of the men be
tween the,..two cars and striking the
other who was helping with the
operation in getting the stuck car
The two women and the- child ap
parently inside the car at the time
were not seriously injured.
Costen was arrested immediately
on charges of driving drunk, and
charges of manslaughter were also
filed against him following the death
VFW Club Committee
Pushing Plans For
New Year Eve Dance
Members of the Garland H. Onley
Post, Veterans of Foreign War3 of
Hertford completed plans for their
New Year's Eve dance that will take
place at the Harvey ' Point Officers'
Club, at a meeting held last week.
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 Virginia and will come
here highly recommended to help
carry out what probably will be the
most successful social event in re
cent history of the county.
Members of the club have been ap
pointed to serve on various commit
tees so everything will be in readi
ness when the outstanding holiday
event rolls around. Also plans are
being made concerning a king size
Although the most important busi
ness matter presented at the meeting
was that of making final plans for
the dance, many other matters re
ceived close attention from the large
group of attending members.
It was decided that Christmas will
be observed by the club by holding
open house for the three days pre
ceding Christmas and that a small ad
mission fee will be charged non
members wishing to visit the club
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Dillon an
nounce the birth of a son, born Sun
day, December 19, at the Medical
Center, Elizabeth City. Mrs. Dillon
is the former Miss Blanche Moore
O. E. S. MEETING
'The regular meeting of the Hert
ford Chapter, No. 137, Order of
Eastern Star, will meet Monday
night, December 27, at 8 o'clock. All
members are urged to be present.