J L'rc!i Gfcs GL;::ijn Stots
cat Organization Be
i n g Completed To
Conduct Drive n '
v. t :. . .... . . . a a
A. iAUO lUQ MVTV '"WBI VWW WW
co- 'eta the organisation of the Per
.. ..f Cotititycommittee to handle
V s annual March of Dimes Campaign
: ' Jx starts here next Monday and
continues" through January 81, it was
reported today by Silas Whedbee, who
his served as county director for the
j-ast several years. ,- -,
11?, Whedbee "stated that the local
orinlaatiob not complete: but -he
hopes to name the drive chairman and
co-workers before- the end of this
weJc. ' " - , "
According to plans a concentrated
Louse .to house canvass will becon-
actwl in an effort to raise the coun
ty i at for the March of Dimes fund,
"t i it to planned to conduct the drive
Li t V shortest possible time. Honey
eo..U.buted to the fund will be split
between' Ifederal,?, state and county
with most' of the funds collected re
maining .to be used in the county. .
Solicitors who will make the house
f a fcniuut canvass are expected to be
contacted this week and given full de
tail eoncerninsr the drive, definite
dates Jwr conducting the canvassing
will be given each solicitor and the
public is again urged to cooperate oy
contributing money to fcelp arry on
ha xminxt infantile paralysis.
', The need lot funds for the March
of Dimes la greater this year than in
iseveral years past for the reason that
severe epidemics, which raged over the
n 'on daring the past two years, have
I leted the March of Dimes treasury
Xo'the point where, if this year's drive
does not reach its quota, the Pounda-
i.' Ml L. ..Jnnaln 4iunnand in car-
uuu wiu w omj ' r
tying out relief work and research on
Mr,' Whedbee stated this morning
!,. fcn Wieved this county, will as
in. the past, meet its quota and thus
' help carry on this line wotk.
Today and tomorrow will be the
last chance local residents will have
to obtain a frw .cheat, -ray through,
the mass chast X-ray survey being
conducted, in jthis area, it was an
noonced yesterday by officials of the
District Health Department.
It is estimated that some 10,000 per
sons have had X-rays made since the
survey started In December, but this
figure is below the number the Health
Department had hoped would take ad
vantage of the opportunity to help
fight tuberculosis in this section.
The purpose of the survey was to
discover early development of Tuber?
culosis, thus aiding in the fight
against the disease, and no doubt the
survey will be a great help toward
this end. However, better results will
be obtained if the survey is supported
100 percent. .
If you havenot had an X-ray made
Stop at the big mobile unit in Hertford
today or tomorrow and have one made
it takes only a minute of your time
and it may help you save hours of
Ib Cots DGv;n
' Tax listing, which got underway".!
'Perquimans County last week, started
off at 4low pace according to moat
of the county tax listen Only a small
Twreentaffe of county property owners
have come forward to list property
for 1950 taxes and theSx liBters urg
?i them to list early in order to avoid
the usual last minute, rush, near the
.' end. of the month. " .
The county listers have arranged a
convenient schedule for property own-
.ers to list and this schedule can be
found elsewhere in this Ibsuo of The
The listing period expires January
31. " and the county I commissioners
"rave announced that all property own-
-s failing to list by that date will be
' ' nrged a penalty for late listing, ac-
rdinjr to the law -h "- .' '
- Values remain about the same on
-eperty but there is a noticeable V
c, ose in the" valuation on automobiles
' I this decrease is expected to be re?
ted in the county overall valuation
n the listing period ends. : j . ' f.
After almost five years of rule by
its Labor Government England will
hold an election : on February 23,
which is expected to develop into a
bitter campaign between the labor
nartv and the conservatives. Prime
Minister Clement Attlee set the date
for the general election and a report
from London stated lung George will
dissolve JParliment on February 3.
The present government has sponsor
ed many .welfare state policies which
were opposed by the conservatives iea
by Winston Churchill.
North Caroling Democrats are plan-
nine their bimfest , nerty gathering
for thiVrtskaoK Day dinner
in Raleigh January Z8, Many nat
ional officials including vice-presi
dent Barklev and four cabinet- mem
w will attend. Tickets for, the
event cost S50 each and according to
reports the gathering will be one of
the largest ever staged.
Local Teams Lose To
Elizabeth City By
: r Large Margins ,
Coach Ellie FearingV Perquimans
Indians chalked up their first basket
ball victory of the season last Tues
day night at the expense of the Co
lumbia Wildcats,- in a contest played
on the Columbia court The final
was 32 to 20. ". .;
The Perquimans Squaws, playing
the Columbia girisln a curtain raiser
lost by a score of 67-56. Janice Perry
led the local girls in scoring, counting
for 28 points.
Led by Berry .... and Cannon, who
were high point-getters for the . In
dians, Coach gearing's boys romped
over the Wildcats in a airly easy
victory. It was the "first conference
game for the Indians and places' the
locals at the top of the Albemarle
Conference list. -'
The Perquimans High teams will
meet another conference opponent to
night when the Plymouth boys and
girls come here to tangle with the lo
cals. ' The games will start at 7:30
Elizabeth City turned back te In
dians for the second time this sea
son last Friday night when the Lady
Jackets won a 61-33 victory from the
Squaws and the-Yellow Jackets trim
med the Indians in a one-sided contest
Perry led the locals in scoring at
Elizabeth City racking up 16 points
but the fast moving Elizabeth City
girls kept the-other squaws in check
while their offensive unit scored 51
The Indians were definitely off in
their game at Elizabeth City and wire
unable to find the basket in their
shooting. Cannon was high with six
points, while Towe, Berry and Wood
got two each.
Local fans can expect to witness two
good contests by attending the game
here tonight. Plymouth has lost on
ly one game this season, that being
to Williamston. Both the Indians and
Plymouth will be 'out to maintain a top
place in the conference standing and
a hard fought contest is expected,
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Jfety-two Cases On
Docket For Special
term Superior Court
Calendar Released on
Monday By Clerk of
Court W.H. Pitt
' A total of 32 cases are listed on the
docket for hearing at the January
Special term of Perquimans Superior
Court, it was announced today by W.
H. Pitt, clerk of court, who released
the' civil calendar.
The civil cases listed number fif
teen while 17 criminal cases are sched-
,uled for hearing. Judge Q. K. Nim-
bckfl of Fayetteville will be the pre
The calendar of civil cases as re
leased by Mr. Pitt follows:
1 lima Riddick, adm., vs. Raleigh
. William C. Chappell vs. D. M.
i Cheaspeake Supply Co., vs. W. L.
t; Hannah Tucker vs. Andrew Tucker.
'.. Ben Lane vs. Seashore Trans. Com
pany. N. W. Chappell vs. Elbert Chappell.
Roland Gilliam vs. H. C. Stokes.
Josiah Chappell vs. Winfred Chap
pell. W. O. Hunter vs. D. F. Hopkins.
Nathan Turner, adm., vs. George
Daniel Bonner vs. Elmer Proctor.
Eleanor Jones vs. Norfolk-Southern
R. R. Company.
J. H. Newbold Est, vs. Jessie Phil
lips. Westgate Electric Co., vs. T. B.
Sumner, et al.
E. P. Robertson vs. Murray Baker.
The snecial term of court will con
vene on Monday January 30 and sever
al days are expected to be used up an
clearing the calendar.
Water And Finance Chief Topics At
Meeting Of Town Board Monday Night
Oppose Rate Hike
Members of the Board of Com
missioners for the Town of Hertford
went on record at their. meeting last
Monday night as being opposed to
any rate increase as now being sought
by officials of the Norfolk-Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph Company,
and passed a motion that a protest
against the action by the phone com
pany be filed with the Utilities Com
mission in Raleigh.
The Board authorized Mayor V. N.
Darden and Town Attorney Charles
E. Johnson to personally represent
the Town at a hearing to be held in
Raleigh concerning the petition filed
by the company requesting increase
Held Last Friday
Has Heavy Docket
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::re Fishing Rules -
Eldon Wmsiow, Perquimans. County
' vtor announced today that sev
1 changes have been made in fresh
r , fishing regulations effective
-firy .1 through,. December ' 31,
Chief changes made by ; the
fe commission in- these regu
iZr. Winslow stated re in
JLva with creel Hlmits.;C
j creel mtts as. announced are
. e' t trout -10: bream, red-
v - -outh "d ; white . perch,
' fl pcjrch'i; and rockbass
r. Winslow also pointed out that
fhing in the Perquimans
t is limited to points below Crow's
1 lcz3 Reported
Fire Sunday A. M.
A fire of undetermined orgin des
eed a milk fccis at the home of
II. Simons, on the TTinf&ll-Belvi-
? hiffhway at aio'.;t 10 A. il. Sun
orning. EertTord Vo' jnteer Fire
:ent was c&lkd to tlie scene
i fire had r"' :J such head
.re was lits ft!'- n could
nve the bull.' j t 1
Loss was e ..I
i i cci-
cf the locil fir v
' f a blase to tLs I
I' j c-"i t; '
President Truman presented a 42
billion dollar budget to Congress this
wflr. tn cover exnenditures of the
Government for the fiscal year, begin
ning July 1. i Congressional reaction
to the message varied but the concen
bus was that some cuts must be made
in the autre budget National defense
and Marshall Plan aid will use up the
biggest part of : the. budget funds.
The President told Congress the bud-
get was fair and taxes snouia- oe in
creased to help raise the sum.
A resort from Washington this
week stated that representatives , of
the - oeanut industry' are making ef
forts to secure an increase in tne al
lotments for peanuts for 1950 season.
The national acreage was cut some
500.000 acres and thiB cut is deemed
to he too great according to peanut
The -second phase1 f North Caro
lina's road- building program was un
der way this week after the . State
Highway. Commission- mei m jKaieign
and requested that the second block
of the S60 million in twnos.be aoia w
finance the new road construction. -::
k v -'AAmtM :
Weds Carlton Asbell ;
Mr. and MvC . C. Mansfield, Jr
announce ther'inarriage of their daugh
ter; Blanche Parry, to Carlton. Emer
son Asbeu, son oi nr. ana wrs. v. c.
Asbell of Tyner.
The single ring ceremony was per
formed by the Bev. J. W. Davis at the
Baptist Parsonage at Cross Koads on
Saturday afternoon,, January. 7 at i
The bride wore a navy blue suit
with navy accessories' and corsage
of red roses. ' -
Miss Cassia "Window, maid of hon
or, wore royal blue two-piece suit
with navy accessories and a corsege
of white carnations. '
Best man was Vernon Asbell, cor
of the groom.
The bride, a gr-, te of, Tv-ai-s
High School en- 1 1 .
C om Hospital prior to I ' i ; j-
The groom is a
? tf C -i f
Another new business began opera
tions in' Hertford this week with an
announcement made by Jesse Lee
Harris that he and his brothers, Edi
son and Zack Harris have reopened
the bottling ' plant formerly operated
by Phillips Brothers. ; The new busi
ness will operate as Harris Brothers
Installation of machinery for bottl
ing drinks of fruit flavor, Bubble-Up
and Pop Cola was completed last week
according to 'Mr. Harris,' and bottling
started early this week? The company
trucks started serving customers on
Wednesday of this week."
The new company, Mr. Harris stat
ed, will serve customers throughout
the Albemarle area.
After a week's recess, business was
booming in Perquimans Recorder's
Court this week with a total of 31
cases being listed on the docket for
hearing. Pleas of guilty, entered by
many of the defendants enabled the
Court to clear the docket shortly be
.Fines of $5 and costs of court were
assessed against E. N. Pearce, Wil
liam Salem, B. W. Spencer, F. B. Mit
chell, Jr., and Teddy Taus, all of
whom entered pleas of guilty, to
charges of speeding.
Costs of court were taxed against
H. L. Clifton, Jacques Brodeur, C. D.
Swenson, Herbert Kariiner, T. L. Cole,
Raster Frits and Bernard Lindesman,
all of whom plead guilty to charges
E. W. Elliott, charged with fishing
without a Ueense was ordered to pay
the costs of court and buy a fishing
pHHiaaWhite, entering a plea of
ullftSJto a charge of driving without
Funeral wiorMay MoMHcense, paid a fine of $25 and costs
gan Fleetwood, widow ot tne aawji
J. Fleetwood, were conducted last Fri
day afternoon at the Lynch Funeral
Home by the Rev. C. W. Duling, pas
tor of the Hertford Baptist Church as
sisted by the Rev. Howard Dawkins,
of Kinston. A . , ; ' '
During the services the choir or tne
Baptist Church sang My Faith Looks
Up to Thee and I Can Hear My Sav
The casket pall consisted ot rca
carnations and white gladiolL
Pall bearers were Qiftonjlajllace,
Shelton, Ernest and Thomas Morgan,
all of Perquimans Couf"ana lutwara
Weeks of Elizabeth Chf. .
Interment was in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Street Project .
,: A major etreet project in Hertford
was completed last Saturday when the
Nello Teer construction company re
surfaced highway J 17, through . the
Town;" from the Perquimans River, to
Dobb street and from the intersection
of Dobb and Edenton Road streets to
the Town ; limits. - The work began
Thursday and was completed Sat-
uroay. as. mspuan eunace t . -one
and one-half inches , was plao
on top of the old surf acc i v '
; .The construction eomipb. alao tin-
proved crossings: at the raJroad on
Markt and Grubb streets. ? . .
' A' . Noticeable improvement along
Church street since the resurfacing
has I m the elimination O0ribretlon
eau"-' by the heavy traffic on the
hi-' v.1-' .AA'' ' ' ' ,
Another -new line of I960 automo
biles ere being displayed in Hertford
with the showing of the
oulh fine at the Towe-VVebb
.n'.pany showrooms. The new
s went on display Thursday
t will continue through
r "ss to offLnaJs of
$1,C33 In ta -
A final retwrt made bvMr J. H
Newbold,fairman of the Perquimans
County T. B..Seal SaBjb, revealed that
local residents contributed a" total of
$1,083.50 toward this campaign.
In renortinar the, final figures Mrs.
Newbold stated, f?0ur Committee 4b
gratified beyond wofds for the pjend
id response the public gave to our ap
peal in Vis drive and we greatly ap
preciate the efforts expended in help-
ing us to maice tms tne oen i.
Seals drive ever conducted here." . :
The county sroal of $800. assigned
prior to the drive, was exceeded by
$203.50. , A ,
V of the funds collected Were
used1 by the local Tuberculosis Com
mfttee to help nay some of the ex-
peitsei Incurred by the X-ray survey,
pi-i wasXforwarded to State- head
quorten and the remainder "will , be
used by the local committee for local
id. - ' mAAA ?!
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Central PT A Meets
Monday Night 8 P.M.:
The Parent-Teachers Association of
Perquimans County Central Grammar
. . ... . J. . .1. i. T
School WW meei jnonaay nigni, iaiiu-
ary 16, at 7:30 o'clock in the school
The New - - Hope community, - with
Mrs. Naomi McDonald and Mrs. John
Hurdle as " leaders will . present the
nroirram. , W C Morse, Jr of Eliza
beth Citywill be the guest epeaker
UBing as his subject, ,rWorw cittten
shio and Juvenile Protection." AU
members and. friends are invited to
attend the meeting) i V '
i "court. ' v.- 'iii;
01 COUIX was laxeu agaiiitti
Berta Cooper, Negro, on a charge of
being .drunk and disorderly.
Ira Jones, Negro, was found guilty
on two counts, being drunk and as
sault. He was ordered to pay tne
costs of court on the first and a fine
of $10 and coats on the second ac
Hershey Plillips, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of assault,
he was ordered to pay a fine of $10
r!nofnf niirt wftro assessed acrainst
the prosecuting Witness, Clara Davis,
Negro, in . the case of charging Al
phonzo Taylor, Negro, with assault.
Lester Hurdle, Nego, charged with
being drunk and disorderly, failed to
appear to answer charges. He was
ordered held on a bond of $50 for
hearing next week;,
-."Alberk RowsoU. "Nesrro. entered 8
plea ifalfty to Charges " of driving
without a license, reildesff driviiiaS
urivuijf urunn, ae wwi . given six
months on the road.
Francis Ownley, charged with reek
leas1 driving of a school bus, entered
a plea of guilty, Prayer for judge
ment was coiiflnued in toe case. . iA
Carlton Perry was taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of reck
less driving, i . -
Jimmie Foater, charged with driv
ing without a license, wf given a 90-
Anv rnnA Bantam -ofwl J lismAosiU
taling 90 days on the road, were in
voked in two previous cases. - C
7 Prayer for judgement was continu
ed in the case of Jimmie Foster charg-
eu or anvmg wimom a ucente... ,
, Tyler Vicks, Negro,, entered a plea
of guilty to a,charge of being drunk.
He was reteased&fter spending 4w.
days In jafl. , -'
Costa of court were taxed against
Sebastin Glacobbe W a charge "of
passing a school bus while it was un
loading children. -t ,
The cases of Lester? 4eel,: charged
with driving drunk and those of
Louise. Ward and D-"!:ard . Riddick,
charged with 'eohabu. .on -were eoa
tinued until the 'next "term of court
Totals WS In Past
Hertford's water supply and com
plaints on water -condition in recent
days and finances were the chief sub
jects of discussion at the meeting of
the Board of Commissioners for the
Town held last Monday night.
Town Clerk W. G. Newby reported
that he had recently paid a sum of
$4,000 on the bonded indebtedness of
the town, leaving an unpaid balance
of $91,000. Total expenditures for
permanent improvements made during
the past six months, Mr. Newby add
ed amounted to approximately $19,000
while overall expenditures since July
1 amounted to 8 bout $66,000.
In discussing the water situation
in Hertford Mayor V. N. Darden re
ported to the board that town employ
ees will flush water mains weekly
for the next several weeks in an ef
fort to rid the water system of an
odor which has developed especially
after the water has been heated in
automatic heaters. A lengthy dis- :
cussion concerning the town's water
supply was held but definite action
was tabled after the Mayor advised
the Commissioners to consider the
possibility of seeking acquirement of
the water supply at Harvey Point
This project, it was pointed out, if
it can be made available will call for
the town to carry out a major project
in building a pipeline from Harvey
Point to Hertford.
On motion made the town will take
back possession of a chill room at the
municipal plant which for the past
year has been leased to the Hertford
Locker and Packing Company.
The Board voted to pay insurance
premiums, into the firemen's relief
fund, for all volunteer firemen who
have served with the local department
for a period of 25 years or more.
In connection with the setting up
of the local Firemen's Relief Fund,
the Board named Mayor V. N. Darden
and Commissioner W. H. Hardcastle
as trustees of the fund, for a period
of one year and two years respect
ively. Beverly Tucker was also nemed as
a trustee for the fund and the local
firemen will name two additional
trustees at their meeting. " .
NSLI Forms Oked
C. C. Banks, Perquimans County
Service Officer announced today that
duplicate dividend applications are in
order for some veterans of this coun
ty. He stated that the Veterans Ad
ministration Insurance Service in
Washington has agreed to accept du
plicate applications for the special
NSLI dividend but only from these
veterans who hay? submitted dividend
applications and have received no id
knowledgement within a reasonable
BPW Club To Meet
wThe Perqui8 F- " i:an4 Pro
fessional Wc ...... d " .... it
monthly meeting at V. ne ox . Jns
D. M. Jackson on Frid.. night, Janu
ary 13 at 8 o'clock, -it; was announced
today by Mra. Lawrence Towe,' presi
dent. Each member is urged' to- be
present a important business' mat
ters will be disucced and each con
mittee chairman Is asked, meet at
7:30 P. M. ). - . "tv i v
Banks said, .in such cases should be
Clearly marked duplicate so they will
be held out of the production line un
til a thorough search has been ac
complished for the original applica
tion, thus avoiding duplications in the .
Of the 659 veterans in Perquimans'
County Mr. Banks stated many of
these artf eligible men to receive this .
NSLI dividend and if there is any
question or problem a veteran has
concerning his: appliciation he should
contact Mr. Banks at his office in
buJ Of Education
To fucet' Monday
-The Perqulmanii Board of Education t
will meet next' Monday morning at!.
10:8 in Urtf otfij- of , the Superin
tendent of Schools, it ,was announced ,
today by John TBlggers, secretary
vo vm ooaro., .. .
Included in' the ousiness expected to
be handled by the Board: will be fur
" : diuiiinn ttmnesmincr- the con-'
suuetion "of Negro school at Win- ,
fall. J. W. Griffin,, architect and an '
official of the State Board of Edu
cation are scheduled to meet with the
board concerning this project and also
patronB of the Negro schools have,
been asked to attend. , .; A ' '
MASONS MEET TUESDAY NIGHT
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F
A A. M, iwill meet Tuesday night in
the Courj; House at 8 o'clock. All .:
members' are urged to attend.