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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 27, 1950.
$1.50 Per Year.
State Director's Recom
" mendations toBeFol
s . lowed. By Local Board
As "a result of a recommendation
.made by W. F. Credle, director , of
; . School House Planning for North Car
olian, thfr Perquimans County JBoard
of Education, this week, are pushing
plans for the construction of a 25
room Union School for Negroes at
WinfalL , -'
The new School, according to Su
- perintendent of Schools, John T. Bag
gers, will contain elementary classes
for students residing , on the north
. aide of the Perquimans river, and the
; entire high school department for
the county. A consolidation program
-. for the Negro schools will be earned
-, out, then, by converting the Hertford
school into an elementary one.
Mr. Bigger stated Monday that J.
W, Giitfm, architect, had been re-
quested, to complete drawing for the
I . new union school, and it is the hope
; of the Board of Education .that plans
' can he. approved and a contract let
. ' for construction, to, start on the build''
.ft -tag by March 1. '-.'"
The superintendent afeo reported
that with, the consolidation completed,
the union school at Winf all will have
n enrollment iof about 812 students
while the school In Hertford will have
' 444 students.
Mr. Cradle made hireeonunenda
tion concerning the construction pro
gram after being requested to do so
, by members of the school committees
for the Hertford and Winfall schools.
:: These committees met last iweek with
! chambers of the Board of Education,
after a deadlock had been reached as
to the location of a Negro high school,
sod they requested mat the final de
cision he made by State officials.
gar stated that being familiar with
. the IccJl situation, concerning this
... construction urogram he recommended
: the one. union " and one elementary
school as he beat program for the
Lists Ten Cases
A total of ten cases listed on the
docket of : Perquimans . Recorder's
Court here Tuesday, " was disposed of
ill a morning session presided over by
Judge Charles E. Johnson.
Probable cause was found in the
case of 4 Roosevelt Smith, Negro,
charged with fraud and larceny and
the defendant was' bound over for ac
tion in the Superior Court. Smith
was also found guilty on a charge jof
trespass and fined $30 and costs of
court.. An apepal wag noted on this
f - Louis Bidnn, Harry Siegel, Charles
(Knight, John Dewitt, Lucille Maclear
and Hoger Stephens, all charged with
speeding, entered pleas of guilty and
paid the costs of court.
A fine of 5 and costs was taxed
against William Ross, who entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of speeding.
'Floyd Harrell was found guilty on
a charge of assault and was ordered
to pay a fine of .$15' and costs of
court. , , . ,
Gilbert Qshia, charged -with driv
ing without a license, entered a plea
of guilty and was fined $26 and
A. W.v Hefren was elected to the
, 'position as-pr&jident of : the Major-
Loomis Company at a meeting of the
. - - stockholders, held at. the company's
off ices here last week. ' " ;''
,- The presidency of the .local lumber
firm has been vacant siftA. the death
" of T. R (Preston last Fail:
- Mr. Hefren first became associated
with Major-Loomis Company thirty
years ago and has served as general
T manager for the past several .years.
He is one of the outstanding residents
of Hertford, having served as a mem
iber of the Town Board for 20 years,
- is president of the Hertford Building
and LoanTAasociation, and has always
- taken an active interest in civic af
fairs la the community.
President Truman presented his tax
message to Congress this week, ask
ing for a host of changes which, if
enacted by Congress, may mean m re
duction in some excise taxes and an
increase in corporation, Inheritance
and gift taxes. President Truman
pointed out that the aim of the uro
gram is to provide approximately one
billion dollars additional in tax reve
nue He called on Congres o JJs-
duce excise axes only to the extent
that; the resulting loss in revenue Js
rer' eed by closing loopholes in the
rr it tax structure.
jor problems expected t be the' chief
source of - work' during1 the present
session. The 'Administration won a
victory during the week when Con
gressmen voted not to change house
rules governing procedure. This ac
tion was started, according to reports,
as an effort to halt consideration of
the civH rights bill. A report Wed
nesday said that efforts are now be
ing made to block the Fair Employ
ment Act by action of the Rules
Committee. - ;
" f ;qs Fcr PeL-.irt
' Plans for conducting a one day pea
aut school at the Agriculture Building
la Hertford next Thursday, February
2, were announced today by I. C. Ya-
' gel. County Agent. ; '
' lie. Tagel stated that Inasmuch, as
f eanuts is one of the major caah crops
f ttis area this -school should be of
grst interest and value to all farm
en who grow peanuts. ,". v
, All phases X; of peanut - production
will be discussed by some of the best
ytanut authoritiea in the State, Mr.
Y-3l aidextCA;-?;: 'ir
tneciers. for the program will, be
Dr, E. T. York.'and Dr. W. E. Cooper
who are 4oirg , research; worit yith
reanuta si the Rocky Mount experi-
.snertal station, ;s H. Ri 'rGariias,:
r t Jones and-Dr. ER..CoUinsjaf
19 Cocs: - t -r " '
... j s next Thursday wjll he?
. gin at 10 A. .M and Mr. Xagel stated
all farmers and- other individuals in
terested In peanut production are org
ed to attend. ' "
ATTKNDS DRIVING SCHOOL '
R. W. Baugham, Instructor at Per
quimans High School, spent last week
., in Charlotte attending a - scnooi con
noftaA with tliA .f thdvlnv imttniC'
L"on being sponsored by the Safety
Division of the Department of Motor
Kr. Baugham is now regl'tered e.s
n Infractor for ths dnv.r.r cl
r-tl assist Miss Anne AtkLon Li
t '-- tfia classes at the local hlh
Berlin hit the headlines again
Monday when Western Allied leaders
protested to the Russians, charging
an attempt to blockade the truck traf
fic on main highways leading into the
city. Later . reports stated the Rus
sians had eased the condition which
had nermitted only a few trucks to
travel the highways each day. Tne
Russians halted the. trucks when
Germans seized an abandoned Soviet
building. . . A , report ; ; stated the
builduur was returned Co the Kus-
sians. ' ,
Drop Court Gaiias
To Conference Foss
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Squaws Top Scotland
Neck; Lose to Girls at
Perquimans High iSohool cagers
dropped a double header to the con
ference leading teams of Williamston
last Tuesday night. The Indian
Squaws lost by a one-point margin,
while the Indians trailed the Green
Wave boys 51-24.
The Perquimans girls, headed by
Janice Perry and White, who scored
16 points each, led throughout the
contest until the last three seconds
when a Williamston player dropped
in a basket to put her team in front
40-39. The local girls had a 10-9 ad
vantage at the first quarter and led
22-17 at half time. They had a four
point lead at the third period, but
Williamston overcame this lead in
the final period, scoring 12 points
while Perquimans . collected only
Tilley and Thach led the Indians in
scoring in the boys' game but the
sharp-shooting boys from Martin
County were not to be denied the vic
tory. Williamston jumped into a 18-9
lead during the first quarter and
maintained this advantage throughout
the contest. The score at half time
was 81-14 for the Green 'Wave. In
the. third period both team lacked
driving power and WtlliamBton scor
ed four points to Perquimans three.
In the final period Che Green IWave
rolled up 17 points while the Indians
collected only six.
The Indians and Squaws divided
games with Scotland Neck boys and
girls in contests played here last Fri
day night The local girls, led by Per
ry and White easily overwhelmed the
Scotland Neck sextet by a 41-24 count
while the Indians lost to the visiting
Towb led the scoring attack for the
Indians, but Coach Ellie Fearing's
charges were definitely having a bad
night and were unable to cope with
the Scotland Neck outfit. : .
The Perquimans teams, journey to
Plymouth tonight for a return engage
ment with Plymouth High. On next
Friday the local boys and girls will
travel to Ahoskie for a return match
with another conference opponent.
March Of Dimes
Drive In Progress
Local Group Attends
Banquet At Raleigh .
On Thursday, January 26, the N. C,
Foundation Seed Producrs Association
sponsored a banquet at State College
honoring 100 bu. Com Club members
of tike State. . The highest producing
farmer, 441. Club member, and War
veteran in km county were invitea to
attend.' Eddie Harrell of Rt 3, Hert
ford who produced 97.71 bu. per acre
represented the farmers. Konaid Har-
ell, his eleven year old son produced
3.43 bu. (per acre and represented
the 4-H Club and Earl Riddick of Rt
U Hertford who produced 102 bushels
per acre represented, toe veterans.
These, men wei accompanied by-IEm-
mett i. Long, . Veteran, instructor,
Franlt lessupi who is" a Veteran's in
structor' and also a ihembaf idfc the
crop improvement Association, and I.
(V.YageVOnwty -Agent - J
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CcihtyCbuncil To 7: ! :
Meet Saturday JPf MC .
.The January meeting of the County
Council of Home Demonstration Clubs
will be held 'on Saturday afternoon,
January; 28, -at 2:30 at the Agrkul-
rarai cuiiaing. -
All members ar urged to, te pres
ent as our county project leaders and
county committee chairmen will be ap
pointed. J- ' . w
Club will be on the program to report
on the Officers' Training School which
e attended in Flrmoth. -
' ' iVn.itaijton Club will be hostess to
Perquimans ' County's March of
Dimes drive got underway this week,
according to James E. Newby, chair
man, who reported that some changes
had been named in the list of solici
tors for the town of Hertford. Mrs.
R. K. Lane, will canvass Edenton
Road ; Street, while Mrs. Reginald
Tucker will canvass Dobb Street ex
tended and asisst Miss Mildred Reed
with Grubb Stret, west lof the rail-road.
Plans for conducting a canvass of
the-rural communities were complet
ed with an , announcement by Mrs.
Nina B, Whita, County Home Agent,
that the Community Service Officer of
each Home ' Demonstration Club will
serve aa director of solicitations for
her respective community, and will
name her assistants,
Mr. Newby pointed out that funds
collected through this campaign will
be used to combat infantile paralysis
with contributions being divided equ
ally between the " National Founda
tion and the local chapter. :
It was also pointed out that aunng
the I last five : yeans . the National
Foundation has supplied North Caro
lina With 18,247,962.31, while North
Carolina raised ' only 13,22856.32,
Half of this money raised or 11.614,-
12oM6 'weHtto the .Natienal Founda-,
tion. .This means .that -North Caro
lina Is Indebted to the National
Foundation by ;oyer $l,600,t00, .
North Carolina had 2,616 cases oi
pblio te" 148 -ahd '243 cases in 1949.
Aa much-money, was "spent during tne
1949 to care' for (the 1948 patients as
was bpent during1 r the ' epidemic' in
1948. . i..i':tVrAr. ,
- The National Foundation estimates
that $20,000,000 is needed to care for
1949 itfyatiiiXvi"--yfBk be
stricken during 1960 is unknown. The
need for funds for I960 is greater!
than ever j lore, : Tha - treasury of
the National Foundation has been de
pleted during the past year, 81 states
having had epidemics". ; l,
CONFERENCE SATURDAY f
The Quarterly Conferenca for the
Perquimans i-Charge of Methodist
Churches win ' be conducted at the
church in Winf all Saturday, January
23, instead of Sunday, January 29, jm
announced last week. ' ' rf
Victim Of Brutal
Pasquotank Police Are
Seeking Attacker of
Dr. W. A. Hoggard, 63 year old
physician of WoodvUle, is in a serious
condition at Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City as a result of a brutal
assault. which occurred in Pasquotank
County Monday night.
Acording to reports released Dr.
Hoggard, widely known country doc
tor, who has administered, to the ills
of people of both Perquimans and
Pasquotank .counties for years, re
ceived a call Monday evening to at
tend a sick person. He left his of
fice at Woodville and was later dis
covered by Steve Wilson, Negro farm
er, on a lonely road about three miles
from Elizabeth City. Wilson told
police that he heard cries of help and
walked from his home, finding Dr.
Hoggard near the gate to his yard.
The physician was badly beaten
about the face and head and Dr. W.
H. C. White stated that he suffered
lacerations of the scalp, face and body,
a skull fracture and a broken jaw.
The wounds were inflicted with a
blunt instrument, according to the
. Sheriff W. L. Thompson of Pasquo
tank county, who is investigating the
assault reported that he found Dr.
Haggard 's car about 100 yards from
where the physician was found by
Wilson, in the lane b officers found
the doctor's medical kit, glasses and
a tmau amount ox change.
A ball bat Hound near, the scene is
being examined to determine if it
was the assault weapon.
iBlood hounds were used by the
police Monday night in an effort to
track down ths person who assaulted
th physician hut reports state that
mxcraes were zound.
Wilson told Sheriff Thompson that
he heard a car drive up near his house
but he paid little attention because
he thought the car was a hunter's
and he continued eating his supper
until he heard the cries for help. He
adiied that he t ouaaVPr. Hoggard
about 66 feet from his house, lying m
The attack on the popular physician
has shocked residents of both coun
ties and late. reports say that contri
butions are being made to offer re
wards for the arrest of the person
guilty of the assault. r
Four Days Left For
COUNTY-WIDE DICyCli SAFETY CM, IPMGN
TO BE LAUNCHED KEREfnOiJDAY BY DRY
Injured In Accident
H. W. Bateman, 63, of WoodviUe,
was seriously injured about 12:30
o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the
mule drawn log cart he was driving
on U. S. 17 South was struck from the
rear and side by a 1949 Ford coupe
operated by Charles H. Wink, 73, of
State Patrol officials reported to
day that Bateman received a broken
leg and cuts about the head and
shoulder while Wink received abras
ions of the leg.
The accident occurred about 300
yards North of New Hope Road, about
nine miles North of Hertford on U. S,
Wink told officers that he was at
tempting to pass the log cart but
failed to pull out far enough to nego
tiate the pass. Approximately $500
damage was done to the auto and
about $50 to the horse drawn cart.
Prizes and Contests For
Children to Feature
Perquimans County tax listers are
expected a rush of business today and
tomorrow as the deadline for listing
property for 1950 taxs draws to a
close next Tuesday. Reports indicate
that the majority of property owners
in the county have already listed, but
there remains a sufficient number to
keep the listers busy during the last
four days of the listing period.
The law requires that ail property
owners list their property for taxes
and that all males between the ages
of 21 and 65 list their polls. The law
does not allow for any extension of
time for the listing and persons fail
ing to list Ctnext Tuesday will be
charged penalty as late listers.
PemonWwho have not listed their
taxes, a yet, are Purged to see the
lister today or tomorrow in order to
avoid the rush of the final two days,
Monday and Tuesday.;;
. CountJ property valuation for this
year is expected to take a drop, ac
cording to the tax listers, who report
that the decrease in the valuation of
automobiles this year, will likely cause
a decrease in the overall valuation
for the county. .
Since the list takers have no au
thority tochange valuations, or handle
eWnplaints concerning 'valuation, in
dividuals are sdvsed -that the itsoard
of. County Commissioners will meet in
March as a Board of Equalization and
Review to handle matters concerning
valuation. All complaints on this mat
ter should 6e presented' at this, meet
ing of the County (Board.
Huge Still Saturday
AW awl ABC offcers f Pasquo
tank County, aided by Sheriff M. G.
Owens, captured and destroyed a 100-
gallon still, in f the r (Beech Springs
section 1 of ' Perquimans1 County hut
Saturday. , The officers also found and
destroyed 850 gallons of mash.'
' According to a report; the- officers
had watched the still for 10 days but
operators of the still failed to put in
an appearance, and the officers , then
destroyed the still. i
Special Term Of
A special term of Perquimans Su
perior Court will convene here next
Monday morning ,wiith Judge W- K.
Nimocks of FayetteviUe, presiding,
and a docket consisting of 17 civil
cases and 17 criminal cases is listed
by Clerk of Court W. H. Pitt as ready
for eharing at this Special term of
The criminal calendar, expected to
be called first, will likely consume
most of the court's time during the
one week term. However, it is the
opinion of the court officials that most
of the civil calendar will be disposed
of before court adjourns.
Jurors drawn to serve at the spe
cial term of court were: M. R. Grif
fin, J. Ls Curtis, G. E. Wood, Mrs. C.
E. Sutton, John Winslow, C. M. Bun
djVMrs. Sadie Perry, Charlie Sel
lings, Johnnie' Gregory, N. D. Chap
pell, Harlan Hurdle, Edieon Harm,
Mrs. D. L. Reed, Oliver Winslow,
Louis Harrell, John Q. Hurdle, Alvah
Lamb, U. C. Cady, L. J. Baker, L. E.
Winslow, ; Joseph Rogerson, Norman
Stallings,' Herbert Eure, W. L. Madry,
F. R. Chappell, W. M. Harrell, W. S.
Winslow, A. L. Dail, James Cart
wright, J. A. Elliott, Malcolm Nixon,
Charlie Chappell, Keith Haskett,
Dewey Overton, Fenton Britt, Lucius
Winslow, Elton Winslow, W. H.
Hardcastle, Selma Harrell, and W. D.
Farm Bureau Names
Group Delegates For
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Farm Bureau, in a meeting held
Tuesday night at the . Agriculture
Building in Hertfrod, elected five di
rectors for the Bureau and named
three delegates to represent this
county at the State Farm Bureau
Convention which will be held in Ra
leigh February 12-15.
Elected to serve as directors lof the
local Farm Bureau were E. W. White,
Belvidere; Horace Miller, Parkville;
C. D. Spivey, New Hope; James Saw
yer, Bthel, and Preston Nixon, Hert
ford. Milton Dail, Warner Mad re and
Raymond Eure were elected as dele
gates to the State Convention.
Following the business session, b.
Q. White and Preston Nixon, who
represented Perquimans County at
the National Farm Bureau Conven
tion at -Chicago in December, gave
interesting reports on their" trip.
VFW To Sponsor
Members of the Garland H. OwnJey
Post of the VFW, meeting last Mon
day night, voted to sponsor a dance
at the VFW hall on Saturday night,
February 11 with the proceeds to be
contributed to the Perquimans -County
March of Dimes fund. The re
ceipts from the dance will be divided
with 75 per cent going to the March
of Dimes, while the VFW retains 25
per cent to cover expenses for the
event.. f'if .'.'..v.; ..'.'m-'.,.
Tickets for the dance, it was an
nounced, will be placed on sale next
week and individuals may . purchase
them from local stores or members of
the VFW. "
A county-wide bicycle safety cam
paign, built around a series of con
tests, to promote hightway safety
among the children of Perquimans
County will be launched here begin
ning next Monday under the sponsor
ship of the Perquimans Business and
Professional Woman's Club. Details
for the campaign were outlined at a
meeting of the club held Thursday
night at the Hotel Hertford.
The campaign, according to Mis3
Hulda Wood, chairman of the Club's
public service committee, will open
Monday when students at all schools
in the county will witness a film on
highway safety. Talks will be made
by Patrolman Sergeant Provo, and
written examinations, on highway
safety rules, will be given the older
A large number of prizes will be
be offered, children competing in the
campaign and theater tickets will be
awarded children, who display know
ledge of the safety rules, through the
operation of their bikes during the
The Club will offer prizes for the
best Iscrrap books compiled by the
children during the week; another set
of prizes will be awarded for the best
safety slogan and the campaign will
close on Saturday, February 4, with
a mammoth parade with prizes go
ing to the bike owner for the best
decorated bicycle. ,
Separate prizes will be offered for
the above contest to white and Negro
children and two parades will be con
ducted on the closing day. The first
parade will be for white children, who
will assemble at the Hertford Gram
mar School at 2 P. M., and the parade
for the Negro children will start at
3 P. M. from the Hertford High
Miss Wood also announced that each
of the contests, with the exception
of the parade will be divided so that
contestants will compete in age
groups. The first group will be
children enrolled in classes, one
through three; second will be, child
ren in grades four through seven and
the third group will be children in
grades from eight through 12.
The importance of such a safety
campaign as being sponsored by the
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Hearing On Flood
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner on
Saturday announced postponement of
the Chowan County flood control hear
ing scheduled for January 30 at Win
ton, N. C.
He said the hearing would be held
either February 27 or March 6, the
exact date to be announced later.
Postponement of the meeting fol
lowed a talk with District Engineer
Col. G. T. Derby, of Norfolk, in which
it was decided that January 30 would
be too early a date for the hearing.
"There would be insufficient tame
to notify all the persons necessary
and make all the other arrangements
should the meeting be held this
month," Mr. Bonner explained after
his talk with Col. Derby.
Red Cross Chapter To
Meet Next Thursday
An important meeting of the Per
quimans Chapter of the American
Red Cross will be held at the Court
House in Hertford on Thursday night,
February. 2, it was announced today
by Charles Henc, county Red Cross
chairman. The meeting starts at
7:30 P. M.
In announcing the meeting, Mr.
Henc stated several important busi
ness subjects will be diseuased, and he
urged all officers and directors of the
chapter to make plans to be present.
Deadline Feb. 15th
Farmers who desire to apply flor a
cotton allotment for 1950 must do so
before February 15, it was announc
ed today by W. E. White, secretary taf
the Perquimans PMA."
Mr. White stated that in order for
an individual to be eligible for an al-.
lotment the regulations provide that
he must not have had a cotton crop
in 1946, 1947 or 1948. Likewise, an
individual will not be eligible for an
allotment in the event that lie is in
terested in any cotton to bii grown
under an allotment in 1960.
in ;Vf ;.