Volume XVII. Number 6.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 10, 1950.
V.1-:rs In Dicycb Safety CLTElgn
cca Oy Loc DP
Wide Interest Shown In
- Project; Parade At-
..; tracts Large Crowd
- , Mom than 200 children participated
in, the big- bicycle parade conducted
lore last Saturday in connection .with
tho Bicycle Safety Campaign sponsor-
ed by the Business and Professional
Woman's Club, it was reported Mon
day by Mrs. Lawrence Towe, presi
dent of the Club. . ;
The week-long campaign created
much. Interest among the .children of
the county and the judges of fhe vari
ous contests, held as part of the pro
gram, had difficulty in making final
selections of winners.
-!" Prizes for the winners were award
ed on Saturday, just before the parade
by members of the BPW Committee
in charge of the project. The various
contests included a radio quiz, scrap
books, slogan and decoration of bi
cycle The children were divided in-
- 1 to three divisions, 1, first tnrougn uie
- third grades; 2, fourth through seven
', th grades, and 8, eighth through 12th
. -grades. ....
The winners as announced by the
club committee were, Radio quiz, Car-
olyn Lewis, first; Christine Winslow,
second; Scrap Book, group 1, Mar
' garet WilKams, first; Jimmy and
y Tommy Morgan, second; Lettitia Mc
Googan, third; group two, Evelyn Ann
Stanton, first; Lucy Mae Eure, aec
- ond Anne Chappell, third; Slogan,
Jtroup L Letltia McGoogan, first; her
- ?wn ra "Rteht Way is the Safe
- WayVClay Stokes, second Johnny
Everett, third; group; two, Charles
-- Smith, first; his slogan was, 'Good
Brakes aves Aches. Alice ; Jean
- - .Tu.icMn. saeond: Carl Barber, third.
- Group three, Lloyd ? White, first? : his
' slogan wm "Bike Safety, I4?e Safe-
ty", Howard Williams, jr., gocuntr,
' Mathews. Jr.. third. '
During the parade Saturday after
noon the judges selected Anne Brinn
as having the best aeconweu oi,
ituoW Cat., as havinor the cutest dec-
orsrted bike, Jill Miller the fwvmest,
and Jack Broughtpi as the oWast S-
7"- Ion. which was also idvide fatwhuS-
es similar to those in the -white
schools were : Radio quiz, Mary Belle
J 1 midbee, first, and George Wood sec
ond. Scrap Book, group ,1, Barbara
Ann RSddick, first; Mel van Riddick,
second; Second grade room Hertford
school. Group two, Jarvis Newby,
first; Eva Has3ell, second; Willow
- Branch School, third. Group three,
Jessie Norman, first; Lillian Cope
land, second; Francine Mitchell, third.
' Slogan, group one, Doris Sutton, first;
. whose slogan was "Be i Wise, Save
Lives; Phyllis Johnson, second; Doro
thy Sharpe, third; group two, Parry
r Parson, first slogan, "While On A
Bike Be Safe and Right," James Fel
. . , (Continued on Page Seven!
f,:c3t Frday flight
Now Being Issued
J. W. NoWell, Perquimans County
Fire Warden, announced today that
16 persons throughout the county are
now issuing burning permits,.- and
called attention to the law which for
bids the starting of fires in woodland
sections without first obtaining a per
mit. He wired all individuals to com
ply with the law and to help prevent
Individuals empowered to issue
burning permits, as announced by Mr.
Nowell are: Odas Mansfield, I. C.
Long, C. R. Chappell, John Corprew,
Jr., Jack Benton, Seth W. Long, R. E.
Perry, E. S. Winslow, Lawrence Per
ry, Henry Riddick, Earl Perry's store,
New Hope; Mrs. John Symons, Chap
anoke; Wade Jordan, Bonner's Corn
er, Ray Gregory, Woodville; W. W.
Whedbee, Burgess and Blunt Eure,
Winfall Fire Tower.
$1.50 Per Year.
' A meeting of Perquimans County
-i baseball fans has been called for Fri-
day night February 10, at eight o'
clock In the Court House in Hertford
-": nr Ah nurooae of determining if
there is sufficient interest In the game
'for an attempt to be made In fielding
a semi-pro team here during wis com
r. . intr nmnvM. .. r-. .
. 'A. WHeften; president" of the cluM
last year, has called the meeting ana
jie urges all interested fans to attend.
Tlimrtors of the Albemarle League
will meet in Edenton next Monday
sutomer, and it is e desire of local
baseball directors to be in position to
' advise the league whether r not Hert
ford will take part in the po
nwrnibM- at the leaKue."' S, ;-?'
Edgar Morris, Business Manager
of the Perquimans Club last year,
stated, "We are hoping, that fans will
turn out for the meeting tonight and
": rive u their vjewa; rWe hope to find
ot-t if ttf fans want faseball here
summer in flfiw that we can tet
the AlebmarJe League know.aefinitely
as to our participation. TWs meeting
is solely for the purpose of determin
ing whether or not fans want baseball
this year; there win be no attempt to
raise money, io we want the fans to
come out and give us their views con
cerntog Ihe situation for this year."
An Albemarle League-meeting was
scheduled fof this week but was post
poned untaihext Monday when it was
learned, that only Plymouth, thus far,
had made plans for fielding a team
Cis coming season. 1 League: officials
, ' aJ Hint it was their, hope that the
I ?ie will M coninfie4 with the
i tsm a last year wi'.i cither"
ion-or WiUIamston taiiivg the
tf E:: 'cth City, which - has
la:"' circuit" .
Indians To Play In
Coach Ellie Fearing's Perquiinans
Indians will match cage talent with
other members of the Albemarle Con
ference in an animal tournament sche
duled to get underway '.next week at
WflBaiiston.y The ; stchedule for the
tourney was drawn at meeting of
conference officials last week and
matches the Indians gainst Scotland
Meek in the first round. This game
will be olayed at 7:30 o'clock next
Wednesday night. The winner will
meet Williamston in the. senafinals.
The other bracket places Plymouth
against . Columbia with the winner
meeting Ahoskie in the semi-final'?
The conference tourney this year
win be comptwed of boys' teams only.
NoafltJstt b for
the jfirls teams of thecoiaerence.
During the past week the Indian?
lostvgames to the league leading
teams from Ahoskie and Williamston.
Ahoskie turned back the Indians last
Friday by a 68-36 count and Wuhan b
torn trounced the Indians 69-43 in a
mwne here Tuesday night. Cannon
had 13 points to lead the Indians in
scorine at Ahoskie and aumner tal
lied 7. umphlett was tne big gun ior
Ahoskie, scoring a total of 22 points.
Cannon. Tilly and Towe led the In
dians' scoring in the game with Wil
liamston here Tuesday, but the taller
Green Wave outfit swept over the In
dians by an overwhelming score. Wil
Uamston led throughout the contest,
holding a 11-5 lead at the quarter and
pushing this to a 33-21 margairi . at
Kalf time. The final score was 69-43.
In Dreliminary games the' Indian
Squaws won from the Ahoskie girls
by a margin of 43-z. rerry ana
White starred for. the Indiana with
18 and 19 points, while Conger count
ed for 12. for the losers. , ;v "
The Squaws , lost a heart-breaking
decision to the Williamston girls 83
32 on Tuesday; Perry was high point
getter for the locals with 14, . White
and Symons ; had f nine each,, while
Peek starred for Williamston with a
total of IS points. An ofncial ruling
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Rg!1 nc!aascd Today
E. C. Woodard, principal at Per
aolmans High School, this week re
leased the names of 33 students on the
honor roll at the school for the third
grading period, which ended last Fri-
dayi The eighth ana izax graaes jea
the other classes witH the anmber of
students listed on the rolL with eight
boys and girls from the eighth and
seven from the 12th, excelling in their
The honor roll by grades Hollows: '
8th grade: Tilson ChJappeM, Hud
son Fisher, John Morris, " " Marshall
Winslow,' Katherine Ann Ward, Jean
Butt, Margaret Harrell, Joanne Lane.
th grade: Ruth Dawson, Kay
Stanton, Mabte Martin Whedbee, Janie
Winslow, Nan Ella White, 'Mollie Lee
10th grade: , Lewis' Dawson, Tom
my Sumner, Marguerite Butler, Marr
vJna White, Pauline Burbage, Amy
Van Roach. ' - -
lltti grade: Calvin Butt, Percy
Rogerson, Doris Faye AllenVirginia
Gay, Catherine . Goodwin, Mary Sue
12th grade: I Eutt, Jean Lay
den, Marjorie , IV ye Kay y
Tvom, Watle Jor' i, CL-Ire lluntor
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Mating Plans Fdr
Annud Roll Cl'I
Committees Named at
Meeting Held Last
Tentative plans for the annual Red
Cross Roll Call, which will be conduct
ed here during the month of March,
were reviewed at a meeting of the
Perquimans County Red Cross Chap
ter, held at the Court House last
Thursday night with Charles Henc,
CQunty chairman, presiding.
Henry Clay Stokes, who will .serve
as 1950 Fund Drive chairman, spoke
on the plans now being formulated
for the anpual drive. He reported
that the quota for this county for 1950
will be $1,395.
The Chapter voted to allocate and
pay the sum of $180 iper year to help
pay the expenses of the. blood bank
program now being carried out by the
Red Cross in this area. Chapter mem
bers were advised that the Norfolk
Chapter had assumed the costs of this
project, but circumstances forced this
chapter to request financial aid from
other chapters cooperating in the pro
gram. The total annual cost of the
project was announced as $13,000.
Thus Perquimans County agreed to
pay one per cent of this total.
A report on the success of this
blood bank program was given by Mr.
Three committees for the Perquim
ans Chapter were named at this meet
ing included the Executive committee,
composed of Robert Hollowell, Rev.
C. W. Duling, C. T. Banks, and Mrs.
Robert Applewhite; the finance com
mittee, CP. Morris and Robert Hollo
well and the program committee made
up of Mrs. Chas. E. Johnson, Mrs.
Lawrence Towe and Mrs. J. H. Towe.
Mrs. F. 'C. White, production chair
man stated that another meeting of
the committee chairmen will likely
be held prior to the opening of the
roll call campaign early next month.
A verdict of probable cause was re
turned by Judge Chas. E. Johnson in
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning against Harry
Powell, Negro, who is charged with
assault with a deadly weapon with in
tent to kill. Powell was bound over
for a hearing at the April term of
Superior Court and bond was set at
$1,000. According to testimony offer
ed at the preliminary hearing Powell
stabbed Henry Riddick five times with
an ice pick.
" Other cases heard at this week's
session - of recorder's court included
those of J. W. Sawyer, Edward Melf
tand, James Bell and John Priston, all
of whom entered pleas of guilty to
charges of speeding and paid the
costs of court.
A fine of $5 and costs were as
sessed against Rose Bogelman and
Gordan Preutt, who entered pleas
of guilty to charges of speeding.
Costa of court were taxed against
Vaughan Rue, who pleaded guilty to
a charge of passing on a curve.
Frank Jones, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of failing to
observe ; a stop "sign. He paid the
costs of court. '
Robert Bray, , charged with driving
without a license, plead guilty and
paid a fine of 426 and costs.
Joseph Bubose was fined $35 and
costs of court on a charge of reckless
William Rountree and Pauline
Rountree were found' not guilty on
charges of letting a non-licensed op
erator to drive a car without a license.
William Patillo, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty, to driving without, a
license.. He was fined $26 and costs.
Ralph Bailey paid, a fine of $10 and
costs after pleading to a charge of
reckless driving, t
Farm Li re I .
Hold Cc:iVvon ; 5'
Three members U the Perquimans
Farm Bureau w..l attend the State
Convention starting in Raleigh on
Sunday: The local delegates are Mil
ton Dafl, Warner Madre and Raymond
Euro. 1 , , , ' !
A. C. Edwards, president of the;
State Farm Bureau has appealed to
members to make an extra effort to
attend ' the 14th annual ; convention
pointing out that the ( yearly meeting
provides Farm JBureau members with
the means of obtaining first hand in
formation" on agriculture problems.
The convention starting Sunday will
continue -through Wednesday. ; -r .
Boy Scout Week
Barents to Participate
In Event to Be Held
At Court House
Hertford Troop 155 of the Boy
Scouts will bring to a successful close
its observance of National Boy Scout
Week with a Court of Honor to be
conducted at the Court House in Hert
ford Friday night starting at 7:30
Boy Scout Week has been a busy
one for members of the local troop, on
Monday night, a Board of Review was
held at which time many of the boys
qualified for awards to be made at the
Court of Honor, and plans for the
court were completed. It was an
nounced that the event Friday night
will be a boy and parent affair, with
parents presenting awards to their
Presentation of the awards to the
parents will be made by Wm. A.
Sutherland, Field Scout Executive
from Elizabeth City. The public is
cordially invited to attend the meet
Members of the Boy Scout troop
opened activities for Boy Scout Week
by attending church last Sunday at
the Hertford Baptist church, they wall
attend the Methodist Church next
On Tuesday night the following
members of the troop, Conbin Dozier,
Howard Felton, John Holmes, Eugene
White, Charles Whedbee, Crafton
Mathews, Herbert Nixon, Jr., Tal
madge Byrum, Eugene. Myers, Carl
ton Sutton and Corbm Cherry, conv
posed a first aid team which put on a
demonstration for the District Court
of Honor which was held in Eden ton
The local boys displayed a splendid
exhibition and were highly commended
by the scout officials.
In connection with National Boy
Week, a display of scouting activities
has, been placed in the window at Nix
on' and will remain the balance of
thiweek. ' :p-
ONE CHILD KILLED, FIVE INJURED IN
SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT LAST THURSDAY
Stockholders of the Hertford Build
ing and Loan Association held their
annual meeting at the Court House in
Hertford on Wednesday afternoon and
re-elected the association's present
board of directors for a period of one
Directors re-elected were A. W.
Hefren, C. P. Morris, J. P. Perry, J.
W. Ward, V. N. Darderi, Max Camp
bell, Chas. E. Johnson, Claude White,
R.. M. Riddick. Dr. C. A. Davenport,
and Julian A. White.
Following the stockholders meeting,
the directors met and re-elected pres
ent officers for the coming year. A.
W. Hefren was elected as President,
J. P. Perry and C. P. Morris, vice
presidents and Max Campbell, secre
ray Films Made
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
Officer, reported today that a grand
total of 19,592 X-rays were mare in
the four county health jnhit in Jthe sur
vey conducted during Ttfecember and
January. Pasquotank county had 10,
097, Perquimans, 4,326; Chowan, 4,037
and Camden, 1,132.
. Final results of the survey are not
complete Dr. McGuire sated, since
many persons in all four counties who
were requested to have a large film
made have not done go. He pointed
out that it is of special importance
that all those persons come at once
for this large film. The request for
the large film does not necessarily in
dicate that the person has active tu
berculosis, but instead, it is necessary
to rule out pulmonary tuberculosis.
Miss .Audrey Umphlett, County
Health Nurse, stated that a follow up
unit making large films is at the local
health office in Hertford and films
will be made from 9 A M., to 1 K M,
daily from February Sf through Feb
ruary 17, Sundays and Mondays ex
cepted. Individuals who have been re
quested to have a large film made are
asked to bring their letter from the
Health Department and get a large
film made without delay.
County Board Holds
Meeting On Monday
Commissioners for Perquimans
County met in regular session here on
Monday and passed upon a number
ox fiscal matters presented during the
No action was taken on the request
tiiat poll taxes of , members of the
Hertford volunteer Fire Department
be rescinded, pending decision by
the Attorney General as to the legal
light to do so. -
.The Board turned down a recm
mendation that grants to blind indi
viduals be increased to 100 per cent
of budget, needs.. It also rejected a
number of application for assistance
from the, Poor Fund..,. v-
Members of the Board of Education
annaared before the Commissioners
concerntogaj decision regarding the
construction of Negro (schools, how
ever, the Commissioners advised the
Board of Education that it considered
the matter closed through. ti recom
mendations, made by'the Negro school
committees. v. -
Board Of Education
Asked To Reconsider
Negro School Site
Members of the Perquimans Board
of Education, meeting in regular ses
sion here on Monday, were requested
by a delegation of Negro citizens, rep
resenting the Hertford district, to re
consider proposals to construct a un
ion school for Negroes at Winfall.
This delegation told the Board it has
discovered another site, suitable for a
high school in Hertford and asked
that this site be considered before
construction of a building started at
Winfall. The Board, according to J
T. Biggers, superintendent, advised
the delegation that it will consider the
request and have the site investigated
by a State engineer.
This action on the art of the dele
gation was a reversal of a decision
made three weeks ago when school
committees for the Hertford and Win
fall districts met and recommended
that the final decision as to the high
school location be made by State
School officials. These officials rec
ommended the construction of a union
building at Winfall.
vWhat delay, if any, this request will
have concerning the building program
for Winfall will depend upon decisions
made by the State Engineer.
Details concerning the fatal bus
accident on last Thursday were re
viewed by members of the Board and
a resolution was passed requesting the
State Highway Conraiission take im
mediate steps to improve the ap
proach to the Hog Neck bridge and to
widen this bridge.
The Board authorized the Superin
tendent of Schools to clear and drain
the school grounds at Perquimans
Traininir School for playground area
He was also authorized to secure bids
for seats in the new gymnasium at
Perquimans High School.
Kavmond Fuson, architect for thu
building, appeared before the Board
nH made a oratress report o:i the
Peanut School Drew
Large Crowd Here
A one day peanut school was con
ducted on February 2 at the Agricul
tural Building. The various phases of
peanut production including soil re
quirements, seed bed preparation, ier
tilization, cultivation, insect and di-
seaaa control, and harvesting were
Approximately lifty farmers at
tended. Interest was good with many
farmers entering into the discussion.
Dr. E. T. York, who is connected with
the Upper Coastal Plain Experiment
Station, at Rocky Mount led tne dis
cussion on fertilization and liming of
peanuts. W. D. Lee, of State College
discussed the types of soil and soil
requirements of peanuts. George D.
Jones. Extension Entomologist led an
interesting discussion on the insect
program and recent experiments wrcn
different insecticides. N. C. Teter,
and G. W. -Giles of the State College
Engineering Department, discussed
mechanization and told of experiments
now in progress to develop new types
of neanut harvesters. Dr. E. R. Col
lins, Extension Agronomist discussed
different types of result demonstra
tions which would be carried out with
peanuts. He also explained work
which has been done to develop a hy
brid peanut. - x, i"
Following ; the peanut school, a
brief Dealers Insecticide School, was
conducted by G. D. Jones and Dr. E.
R. Collins. Fifteen dealers and other
interested persons attended. . . j
Matter May Be Placed
Before Grand Jury at
A Perquimans County Coroner's
Jury, after hearing testimony pre
sented concerning a highway accident
involving a school bus and a log
truck, in which a 10-year old girl was
killed and five other .school students
injured, returned a verdict that it was
the jury's opinion that both drivers
were obeying the law.
The coroner's inquest on the acci
dent was conducted by Dr. C. A. Dav
enport in the office of the superin
tendent of schools last Friday morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock. The jury was
composed of Lawrence Towe, John O.
White, Jr., Charlie Elliott, T. W. Nix
on, J. P. Chesson and Joe Perry.
A large number of witnesses gave
testimony at the hearing and there
was some variation as to the manner
and the exact spot that the accident
Killed in the accident, which hap
pened last Thursday afternoon at
about four o'clock on the highway be
tween New Hope and Woodville, was
10 year old Irene Foreman, who it was
reported, died of a head wound. The
list of injured students included Jesse
Jacocks, James Banks, Mildred Welch,
Patey Lee and Charles Overton.
The school bus transporting chil
dren from the Perquimans Training
School at Winfall, to their homes was
traveling toward New Hope, it was
reported by Patrolman B. R, Inscoe,
who investigated the accident.
Testimony presented at the inquest
by Patrolman Inscoe revealed evidence
that the accident occurred at a bridge
near the Hog Neck road. The Patrol
man stated that debris on the high
way indicated that the accident hap
pened at the south side of this bridge
but that there were no tare tracks
plainly showing the paths of the ve
Tannis Spellman, Negro, driver of
the log truck which collided with the
school bus, told the jury that as he
rounded a curve in the road he saw
the bus approaching and that the bus
was across the center line of the road.
He stated he attempted to turn out of
the way of the bus but had insuf
ficient room to avoid hitting the
school bus. He stated that he had
crossed the bridge and that the acci
dent occurred on the Woodville side
of the structure. He told the jury
that he was traveling at approximate
ly 20 miles per hour.
Jonas Whedbee, Negro, driver of
the school bus, stated that he saw the
truck approaching around the curve
and that he was just crossing the
bridge and pulled the school bus to
the right as much as possible to avoid
a collision. He stated that the truck
was traveling at about 40 miles pr
hour. He stated that the wheels of
the log truck were over the center of
Several of the students riding on
the school bus testified before the
jury, and three estimated the speed of
the log truck at about 40 miles per
hour. The jury was advised that the
school bus had a governor on it and
(Continued on Page Seven)
Polio Campaign To
Close Next Monday
Contributidns to the Perquimans
March of Dimes fund reached a total
of 1720.85 this week, according to
James E. Newby, drive chairman, who
stated that the sum reported repre
sented contributions turned in from
the Town of Hertford, the State
Theatre and Perquimans High School.
He pointed out that as yet he has not
received any reorts from rural com
munities or special events staged by
local civic organizations.
"With the reports yet to be receiv
ed, I believe we will reach more than
a thousand dollars," Mr. newby
The chairman requested that all
solicitors make every effort to report
returns to him not . later than Satur
day of this week, as the committee
desires to bring the drive to a close
this week. Solicitors unable to re
port by Saturday are asked to do so
by next Monday.' ''
Total contributions received to date
were broken down by the chairman
as follows: Business jgection of Hert
ford, $256; State Theatre, $114.71;
Perquimans High School, $13.72, and
residential Hertford, $336.42.
Special events staged by local clubs
for the benefit of the March of Dimes
were the bingo party sponsored by the ;
Lioness Club and a rook bridge party
given by the Perquimans BPW Club.
The VFW Poet is sponsoring a dance
Saturday night and proceeds from this
event will be contributed to the fund, a