Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina Friday, January 20, 1950.
$1.50 Per Year.
t:?uOVOiT phoject forcausbvay
Highway Chairman Pro-
mises Investigation of
Roadway v ,
,"- Engineers for the 'State (Board of
' Education are taking steps to seek
improvement of the causeway by the
Peroulmans River, according to a re-
port made here this "week by W. P.
Duff, engineering representative for
' f Action started in the matter several
v weeks ago when Mr. Duff was here
'inspecting school sites and at that
time connected upon the safety situ-
t!nn Aoneerni-nor the roadwav.
-,i : .. - ,
Visiting Hertford again on Monday I
of this week, Mr. Duff told members
of the local Board of Education that
he had discussed the matter with Dr.
' Jordan, chairman of the State High
way k Commission. He reported that
- Dr. Jordan promised to investigate the
' condition end if Federal aid could be
'. obtained that he would endeavor to
; have the State Commission furnish
i additional funds to improve the road-
Under present conditions Mr. Duff
stated that the causeway is hazard
to highway traffic and that for the
j safety of school children traveling
i lUk tifirhw&v in aehool hnma that the
I road should be improved in order to
t provide more safety lor the children.
, Local records show that numerous
accidents occur along this short strip
lot highway, every year and many
; motorists, unfamiliar with the road,
-drive into the river trying to negotiate
' one of flis several curves in the cause-
j Ons highway dearth, charged
f against this county last year, result
t ed when truck driver failed to make
t .one of the dangerous curves and over-
turned bis truck into the river, the
. ; truck caught fire and the driver died
in fee wreck before he could be res-
cued. ' ; - -.
i - It has lonsr been the consensus of
, opinion among : local residents that
drastic improvement of the causeway
,i.was needed, however, steps wwaro
ithis .project have been slow getting
Docket Lists 13
Cases On Tuesday
Children' of Perquimans County,
suffering from Cerebral Palsy, are
eligible for admission, to the Cerebral
Palsy hospital, recently opened by the
State of North Carolina, near Dur
ham, it was announced today by Ed
gar White, superintendent of mohc
Mr. White stated that the Perquim
ans Welfare Department had been
name as certifying agency for local
residents, seeking admission for treatment.
According to Mr. White the Cere
bral Palsy Hospital was established
to nrovide treatment and educational
opportunities for mentally normal
children under 16 years or age diag
nosed as having Cerebral Palsy.
Individuals may obtain details con
cerning examinations and admission
to the hospital by contacting the local
Drive For Funds Will
Get Underway Here
lifeis Split Cage!
Local Teams to Play
Scotland Neck at Gym
Construction Plans For Negro School
Delayed Dy Action Of Committee
To Extend Chest
Survey In County
A tntAl of 13 cases were listed on
the Perquimans County Recorder's
Court docket, for the term of court
linM last: Tuasdav. with nine defendr
: ants being charged with violations of
, motor vehicle laws.
Pleas of J guilty . to charges of
'. speeding were entered by Keith Dun
bar, Robert Lewis, Alfred Hertzberg,
King CrandaT and William Kaland,
all of whom were ordered to pay the
costs of court.
. , A fine of 10 and costs of court
- was .taxed against Nicholas Roth on
a charge of speeding. Roth entered
Clarence Riddick, " Negro, charged
- with being drunk and disorderly, en-
tered plea of guilty and paid the
costs of court, j ' "'i
Willie Parker, Negro was ordered
' to pay fine'of 25 and cost on
- Thomas Marshall entered a ?lea of
' guilty to a cfcargp jot lnving mm
s out license. He was ordered to pay
v a fine of 25 and costs. , -, n
a nnt ruiltv was return
. ed by Judgo harl E." Johnson to
the ae chaittngTXBirence Madre
A motion for non-suit was granted
v by Judge Johnson in the case charg
ing T. J. Bass with beta drunk and
" The State asked for J"W2
cases charging IMlhrfvWddick with
i rtniimt RidJick and
Trtla Ward J with cohamtotlo on
grounds of insufficient evidence.
Dr. William A. Smitih. Director of
Tuberculosis Control, State Board of
Health has consented to keep one
Xjmv unit over for two additional
weeks in order to make a more credit-
Ma ntionrincr in the survey to locate
tuberculosa in this Health District.
Throutrh January 13th 16,418 a-
rays have bew made. By counties,
thA famak-down as to color is: Pas
quotank 4,805 white and 3,223 color
ed; Chowan: 159 white and 1,584
colored; Perquimans: 2,140 white and
1,673 colored; Camden: 700 white ana
Estimating the population ratio by
the school enrollment, there are in
the four county unit 5,638 white stu-
denta . and 5418 . 'colored, or
wliit nA 47c61red. .The Burvey
shows, ioweveiT.Mt 4ily 41 of the
ilms are ofrPPte. 4 69
white. ' T" ;r "
"Wo nnneal with our greatest em
phasis to farmers and other employers
of colored people to bring their em
ployees to the unit during the next
two weeks," said Dr. Smith. The
unit, will at the foot of Main Street,
Edenton, same location as before, on
January 19th and 20th from ii:uu
A. M., to 5:00 P. M. All people, ootn
white and colored, over 15 years of
age and through 90 years of age, who
have not been X-rayed are urged to
rat. their X-rav. Doctors in this Health
District also urge all to please get an
The mobile unit will be stationed in
Hertford for a three-day period atari
21 ifchrouarh January 25.
It will be stationed in ifliizaoewi wxy
January 26, 27, 28 and Si. While in
Hertfond the unit will be located pn
the Court House Green.
Perquimans County's organization
to carry out the annual March of
Dimes campaign was completed early
this week, when it was announced
that James E. Newby will direct the
activities of the local committee in
raising funds to help combat infan
Mr. Newhv announced Wednesday
that he had selected local residents
on each street in .Hertford and in
each community in the cdunty to make
a house to house canvass for funds.
Solicitors in Hertford are: H. C.
Sullivan. W. W. White and (W. H.
Hardcastle, business district; Mrs. S.
M. Whedbee and ws. T. P. Bruin,
Front Street; Mrs. James E. Newby,
Mrs. Jocelyn Applewhite and Mrs. W.
C. Cherry, Church Street; Mrs. W. H.
Pitt And Mrs. D. F. Reed, Dobb
Street: Mrs. Wiliin Jeaaun and Mrs.
Julian A. White, Market Stret; Mrs.
J. H. Satchwell. Mrs. Louise Wood,
Mrs. George Fields, Mrs. L. B. Sit
terson and Miss Mildred Reed, Grubb
Street; Mrs. C.'T. Ely, Covent Gar
den; Mrs. Ben Thatch, East and West
Academy Street; Mrs. Shirley Mat
thews, Edenton Road ' Street; Mrs.
Norman Elliott, Penn and Myrtle
Avenues; Mrs. J. A. Leete and Mrs.
A.. B. Bonner, Woodland Circle.
Mrs. Nina B. White is in eharsre of
organizing the solicitors for county
communities and will announce th-jse
W. N. Douglas has been named lo
head tip the program among the Ne
- In announcing plans for the drive
this year, Mr. Newby istated that
while the county has not been assign
ed a quota, he believes that the pub
lic response here will be as great as
in vearn nassed.
' He stated, "We want everybody to
have a part in this program, for
there is no assurance this, dread dis
ease will not strike in our commun
ity at some future date as it has in
other sections .of North Carolina on
at least two occasions, in epidemic
form.. Let's give our contributions
now in order that we can help the
National Foundation be prepared for
He added that solicitors will make
a house to house canvass, but in the
event any person is missed and de
sires to contribute to the fund tnat
Derson mav do so by leaving- dona
tions with him at the postofftce here.
Coach Elbert Fearing's Perquimans
Indians divided basketball contests,
played during the past week against
Albemarle Conference omxuients. The
Indians tripped Plymouth by a 54-41
score last Friday night then lost to
Ahoskie on Tuesday by a 42-27 count.
The Indian Snuaw.i turned back
both the Plymouth and Ahoskie girls
winning from the former by a 65-45
margin, then beating Ahoskie 40-31.
Scotland Neck, another Albemarle
Conference team will play the local
teams on the floor here 'in Hertford
Friday night with the first game to
start at 7:30 o clock.
Janice Perry, with 30 points led the
Snnaws to victorv over Plvmouth.
and was aided by White and Yagel
in the scoring, who tallied 14 and li
naints resnectivelv. The ISauaws trail
ed at halftime by a 23-19 count but
rallied in the second, half to overcome
tile Plymouth lead. Mizelle was high
scorer for the Plymouth girls get
ting 16 points.
In 4he bovs srarne Plymouth jumped
into a 1-0 lead on a charity shot but
then the Indians started pumping the
bail through the nets and maintained
a lead throughout the contest. Score
at the half was Perquimans 24, and
Plvmouth 19. Towe. Tilley, Berry
and Cannon led in the Bcoring for
Perquimans and Davenport was high
mail for the visitors.
The .Perouimans irls won easily
frotn the Ahoskie srirlfi. cettinjr off
to a 12-5 lead in the first period and
maintaining that advantage through
out the jrame. Tuesday. Perry witn
20 points and White with 11 led the
local girls in scoring,
Tt w a cold nisrht for the Indians
when they met the Ahoskie boys miss
ing many easy crip shots and tallying
only five points in the first naif wnne
Ahoskie racked up a total of 26. Dur
ing the second half the Indians rallied
and outplayed Ahoskie but were un
able to overcome the tremendous
lead the Ahoskie boys built up in the
first period. Cannon, Berry and
Thatch led the Indians in scoring
while Umphlett was the star for the
Corp. Meets Tonight
A meeting of the Federal Crop In
surance Corporation in Perquimans
County will be held Friday night,
January 20. in the auditorium at the
Aarriculture Buildme in Hertford, it
was announced Wednesday by iu K.
Varna, secretary for the corporation.
The meeting is open to the public and
all persons interested in the iou
program are urged to attend.
Mr. Vann stated, "We will have
with us at this meeting our State
Director and also representatives
from Washington, D. C, to lead the
discussion and answer questions con
cerning the program. Any changes
to be made in the program will be
presented and discussed.
A great amount of interest, Mr.
Vann continued, for federal crop in
surance is being shown throughout
the State and several counties have al
ready been added to the program for
At PTA Meeting
nri-H i Advised .
k To Renew .Licenses
Mr.toji orhoKA last names begin
withN, (VP and Q are now. being
examined for renewal of their licenses
to drive, Jeff B. Wilson, -director i
the Highway Safety Division of the
rwmartment of Motor Vehicles,, re-
" w,,t.t .Mvernta this category today.
- Although N 0, and P and Q drivers
have until June 30 to obtain tneir ret
oTM.!a thmr will !save time if they
report for examination early in the
nerind while driver's license exami-
nam' aiw not niched. Wilson said. Long
lines as the L and II period closed
December SI should indite to N and
Crouch Q motorists the advisability
r nU.in their licenses renewed at
t c sliest convenience. - . .
Bad Check Artist
Are Paid Veterans
A few World War I veterans elig-
tnr dividends on their iiovern-
1VIV AW ' ' -
ment Life Insurance already have re
ceived their checks, tt was announced
todav hv Stephen H. Alford, District
Officer of the North Carolina Voter
Mr. Alford warned, nowever, inai
World War I veterans are not elig
ible for the ' dividends nnlfUS they
have retained their insurance since
it. .Mm. In flervice. Verv few of
the older group have kept up their
- It is not necessary ior n i
t . m .nniv for their dividends, he
A UWU w iih - . ....
said. The Veterans Aoniwstranon
has the records, and the checks wui
be sent to them automatically.
Meanwhile, SUyidend caecKS ior
World War II veterans hoWing Na
tional Service Life Insurance snu are
being awaited.- Mailing of the ohecss
is scheduled to begin about January
18. i960, and the last check probably
will be mailed about three montfis
Central PTA Hears
Talk On Citizenship
Gyps Local Stores
Four Hertford business houses were
victims of a bad check artist who
operated in Hertford on Tuesday of
last week, according to a report cir
culating around the Town later in tne
The man. arivinf his name, which
was probably an alias, as A. J. Cox,
visited the stores and made purchases
nf imenVhuidiaa arivimr a check to
cover payment with a slight amount
received as chanire for tne exenange.
' Presentation of the checks at the
Hertford Banking-Company revealed
that the man had no checking ac
count at the bank and was unknown
insofar as the description furnished
hv the victims.
- Sheriff M. G. Owens stated that he
had received reports from two of the
victims and that the other two report
ed the loss to Hertford Police. iae
Sheriff stated that he had notified
neichborinsr towns to be on the look
out for a man answering the diacri.pt-
lon of Cox.
Local Music Club On
National Honor Roll
fflha TTrtfnnl Junior Music Club
mm nijuA on tn maxionai nonot
Roll, tor Federation Junior Music
Qubtf durinsr 1949, it was reported
here this week- The local club, wmic
Ad fifth in North Carolina and 80th
in the nation, the announcement said.
: Members "of the lub wijl now taeir
renilai meetinor Friday nicht. Janu
ary 27th at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hurley Hoffler, beginning at .i:.io
o'clock. The subject for study will
he Bach and 4 's cenror' !OT9. All
menders ar3 i I to a. .r.d.
At Winfall Jan. Z9th .
Th F.nworth Methodist. Church at
Winfall will be the scene of the first
quarterly conference on Sunday, Janu
ary 29, it was announced today by the
Rer. E- B. Edwards, pastor of the
ThA Rev. J. H. Miller, district su-
nerintondent. will nrfiach the 11 A. M.
services, Mr. Edwards stated, and the
quarterly conference will be held oun-
dnv nfternonn. ' " '
"Dinner will be served at the church
following the. morning services and
prior to the quarterly conference Mr.
Edwards stated. .,.., i ' -
' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Parent-Teachers Association of
Perquiman3 County Central Grammar
School met in the school auditorium
Monday night, January 16, at 7:dt)
The meeting was opened by singing
Onward Christian Soldiers."
The New Hope Community with
Mrs. Naomi McDonald as chairman,
presented a very interesting program,
"Education for World Citizenship."
Reverend Walker Perry of Elizabeth
City gave thdjsotional followed by
a solo, "One of luod s ways," Dy jioi
lie Lu Yeates accompanied by Mrs.
T TV Vauao
W. B Morse. Jr.. of Elizabeth City
was the guest speaker. In his taitc,
"Education for World Citizenship," he
traoed the world citizenship of the
United States, from the time when
the nationwas thirteen colonies to
nnant wnrld nower. He told of
wla v. wpuw ' t
the rariid exDOBflion of the United
Statu, ilimnor 1 ho mlnV UDSetS in
hJVV0 w ""O . " 1
; Facts were reviewed concerning
Wnr.t VAf I which chansred the his
tory w the world and led to World
War II. Juvenile protection was
twsaed as not only a domestic prob
lem but a problem of all organiza-
tinM tn remove the daneers ana ouua
h raster in the youth to become
citizens of the world tomorrow. He
oinud hlii talk bv saying "We are
ilvina: In a smaH world and cannot
Hva tn Aurselves. History has taugnt
us a lesson. It is now our ousinera
tn sea in the future because we are
tfciAna nt h world."
Mrr M. D. Lane, president, pre
sided during the business session. She
muuined that the Parenvieacner
Amv-lfttion was listed on the honor
.mil tnt fcAtnr A lanrer nercentaire
in membership. Mrs. Elijah White,
secretary, read the President's mes
sage and the minutes of the last
wMtimr. Mm. Wendell Benton an
nounced that the February totuxiy
Group meeting would be held with
Mtv Oliver Winslow. The Keverena
Carl Yow led l a short ideational
The Hertford Grammar School Par
ent-Teachers Association 'held its
regular January meeting in the audi
torium of the school Thursday nignx,
January the 12th with Mrs. D. M.
Jackson presiding. The meeting open
ed with the song, "America The Beau
tiful." In the absence of the secre
tary, Miss Mary E. Sumner read the
minutes and same approved. Miss
Sumner also read the State PTA
President's message for the month.
During the short business session the
various committee chairmen were call
ed on for their monthly reports. The
Association voted to serve a dinner
to the Local Lions Club at their zone
meeting Friday night at 7:00 o'clock
in the 'school lunch room bunding.
Plans were discussed and committees
were appointed to be in charge of the
At this time the meeting was turn
ed over to the Bethel Community
members of thn organization, with
Mrs. Ennie Phillips and Mrs. J. J.
Phillips being in charge of a most
interesting program, the topic being
"Education for Citizenship." The pro
gram opened with all singing "God
Bless America." The Reverend E. G.
Willis was in charge of the Devotional,
topic being "Beginnings" which was
taken from the First Chapter of Gen
esis. At the close oi nis inspiring
message, Mr. Willis led the group in
prayer. Miss Pat Phillips gave an in
teresting talk using the program top
ic as her subject after which Mrs. un-
nie Phillips read a numorous poem
entitled, "When Father Hangs A Pict
ure On the Wall" which was greatly
amoved hv all. To close the program,
Miss Pat Phillips and Ennis Phillips
very beautifully sang a duet, wnen
Irish Eyes Are Smiling", accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. C. t. Johnson.
The meetinir closed with a drawing
for door prizes, won by Mrs. Julian
White and Jim Hutchinson.
Born to . Mr.- and ; Mrs. Elmer J.
Tjirlrenton of Hertford Route 1, a
baby girl, weight 9K pounds, named
Cynthia Sheila, on January, 18, I960.
Mofcer and baby ara'dojmr tine, , ,
V. A STERN STAB MEETING
The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star will meet Monday
night at 8 o'clock at the lodge room.
All members are urged to attend.
sented at Meeting
Held Tuesday Night
Construction plans being formulat
ed by the Board of Education for Ne
gro schools in Perquimans County
ran into a number of snags during
the past week and are being held up
temporarily as a result of a recom
mendation tendered the Board of
Education by members of the Hertford
and Winfall Negro school committs,
at a meeting held Thursday roglit.
The Board of Education met in
regular session on Monday, with W.
r. jjuc, engineer tor the State Hoard
of Education and J. W. Griffin, archi
tect, and it was hoped that definite
decisions concerning start of con
struction on a Negro school could be
reached at this meeting. However,
representatives of the Hertford Ne
gro school, desiring that a school be
constructed in Hertford requested the
State engineer to pass on a site, now
containing the present Negro school
in town. After inspecting the site,
Mr. Duff stated that he could not
recommend this site because of in
sufficient acreage and condition of the
land. Later he recommended to the
Board of Education that a union
school, that is an elementary and
high achol be constructed on a site at
It was the desire of the Board of
Education that the Negro School pat
rons have the final say-so as to the
location of the union school and for
this reason the Board called a spe
cial meeting for Tuesday night, at
which time the three-member com
mittee representing the two school
districts, met with members of the
Board and the school building com
mittee. The school committees were ad
vised as to the recommendaiion made
by Mr. Duff and were requested to
consult among themselves in an ef
fort to reach an agreement as to the
site for the school.
The Negro school committee mem
bers then consulted among them
selves and returned to the meeting.
Joe Spruill, acting as spokesman for
the group, stated that they had a
recommendation to make and desired
that a ruling from the State Board of
Education be obtained before plans
proceeded. The recommendation of
the committee members was, as stat
ed by Spruill, that a Negro element
ary school be constructed at Winfall
and an elementary school be construct
ed at Hertford and a high school be
constructed where the State Board
wants to place it.
Superintendent John T. Biggers
was authorized by Julian A. Whit?,
chairman of the Board, to forward
recommendation to the State
Board of Education for its ruling on
the matter. However, it was p:mtd
out that under the present construc
tion program there will be insunicie:io
funds to construct two compete
buildings at this time, and under ttns
Next Cancer Clinic
Scheduled Jan. 20
Thirtv-six natients were examined
at the Cancer Clinic held January
13th and a number of uriorities given
for the next clinic to be held Friday
January 20th. Registration will be
from 1:00 to 2:30 P. M. Free exami
nation is given to all citizens of the
State regardless of race, creed or
color. To women 35 or over, men 40
or over and to anyone of any age who
has a recognized "Danger Signal.
EVanuantlv there Are more annlica-
tions for examinations than can be ac
commodated. Therefore, in order that
those who live at a distance may be
sure of an examination and thus not
make a trio in. vain, priorities will be
sent, on request, to all who live twen
ty miles or more from JMiza&etn city.
Address your request to Cancer Cen
ter Clerk, Health Building, Elizabeth
City, N. C.
Accents Call To
The Rev. Carl Biork. of Elizabeth
City, was tendered and accepted a call
to the Whiteville Grove . Baptiit
Church last Sunday, it was announced
here todav. Rev. (Biork will nreach
at the county church on every third
Sunday with services beginning at
three o'clock. - . !. - .
Sundav School is conducted at the
, . T
church every Sunday at 10:30 A. M.,
wiui tne exception or the third Sunday
when it starts at 2 P. M., followed
with services at 3 P. M.
Farm Bureau To
Name Delegates To
Members of the Perquimans County
i?arm Riirea.li will' meet at the Agri
cultural Building in Hertford on Tues
day night, January 24, at 3 P. M., ior
the purpose of selecting delegates to
the State convention to be held m
Raleigh, February 12-15, it was an
nounced today by Jack t-. Bnnn,
secretary of the local bureau.
A highly informative meeting has
been arranged for the convention with
3ome of the nation's top agriculturists
scheduled to appear on the program,
which will be staged in the City Audi
Sneakers already secured for the
State convention include Secretary of
Agriculture Brannan, Governor W.
Kerr Scott and Congressman mooiey.
C. C. Chappell, president oi the
Perouiman Farm Bureau is ursring
all members of the local bureau to at
tend this meeting next Tuesday and
join in the selection of delegates for
Farm Home Burns To
Fire of undetermined nrcin com
pletely destroyed the farm home of
John Blanchard, Negro, of Route 1,
Hertford at about 10:30 A. M., Wed.
nesday morning. Loss was estimated
at several thousand dollars. Only a
few personal items were saved from
the blaze, before the house was en
gulfed in flames. a'-'
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