VVolumeXVll. Number 7;
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 17, 1950.
Eligible WomeiT Urged
; TO" Join Unit; Cam
' ' paign Ends March 15
.-' Hana for a membership campaign
. to give Wm, Paul Stalling Unit of
the American Legion Auxiliary in
creased Strength for its activities dur
ing the year ahead have been an
nounced by Mrs. Sarah C. White, Unit
President. The campaign has been
extended through (March UStih, 1950,
; which is the American Legion Birth
day" with enrollment of the Unit's
I960 quota as its goal.
The campaign will be directed by
Mrs.: Elthel L. Perry, membership
'hairman of the Unit, assisted bf the
following member of the Auxiliary,
Mrs. Tbelma Hollowell, Winfall, N.
".& Mr Ruby iWhite, Belvidere, N.
' C; Mia. Blanche M. Perry and Mrs.
,( Mary G. Brian of Hertford, N. C. In
vitations to come into- the activities of
the Auxiliary are given to all eligible
' women in Perquimans County. i
.IffWvM that it is especially fan
' poitant for the .wives, mothers, sisters
v aiui daughters : of veterans of both
World Wan to be members of the
Auxiliary at this time, said Mrs. Per
ry, membership chairman. -.
This is critical time in the affairs
: of veterans, as well at of the nation,
. and' the Auxiliary is working for the
, wetfare of both. 5 ', "
Eevrr woman wl; loins gives us
additional strength for service to the
veterans and for oar work in support
of, national security and 'American
ism." , ' ,
? Those eligible to be Auxiliary mem
bers are the wives, mothers, sisters
and daughters of members of the
American eLgion, or of men who died
to wr irvica.!and ,of ,.vetton wno
' ' ,4 tw-J sins dUoharga, Women
ho em in ba;armed forces tn
either Wou .Uat are eligflrt to both
Legiori and Aaxiliary membership.
World Day Of Prayer
To Be Observed Here v
.This community will join with
many others in 90 counties observing
World Bay of Prayer on Friday, Feb
ruary 24, it was announced today by
Mrs. L. C. Winslow, chairman of ., the
local committee,' who stated that' ser
vices, will be conducted in the Educa
tional., Building at the Hertford
Methodist Church beginning at 8
P. M. next Friday.
World Day of Prayer is interde
nominational and all residents of
Hertford and this section are invited
to attend the services, Mrs. Winslow
Divide Games With
The March of Dimes campaign in
Perquimans County has passed the
$1,000 mark, according to James E.
Newby, drive chairman, who reported
on Tuesday that cortfcributlon reports
are yet to came from some solicitors
in the Town of Hertford and the rural
areas of the county. J,
A total of f 1.089.06 has been turned
over to Mr. Newby since the drive
nnmeA with a number of civic orgami-
sationa reporting funds during the
past .week. The Hertford 1 uoness
Club contributed $150, proceeds from
a bingo (party; lb Business and Pro
fessional Woman's Club, $25; raised
thrtmvh a bridge and rook party: the
VFW, 46,: which was proceeds from
v .dance sponsored by the VFW, and
we Don Juan jrautf wwruwieu
- Additional ecntrfbutioMi from the
town f "Hertford, made during
rart week amounted to 140.75.
" AU contributions and reports for the
Man of Dimes are to be reported by
Friday of. this week, Mr." Newby an
nounced nd he urged that anyone
who served as a solicitor in the drive
and who has money for the fund to
turW it in immediately in order that
the campaign can be Mougfct an
c"lcial ctofe. ' -
r.cdnicbile Unit . '
litre Next Tuesday
' Aiwansrements were ieingrfnplet-
e i here Ci week for (the second visit
o this county by the Ked Cross ibioou
ile, on next Tuesday, it was re--ed
today, by Charles M. Harrell,
chairman of the Eed) Cross eom
' se in charge of the 3iood
. I!rrell stated th heaipiar-
; for Uoodmobilo wiU agaa
' -Mished at the Hertford Metho-
Church, and' 8iat blood donors
a been notified as to the time they
- s to appear end donate one pint of
od to the program; ' ; ; ( ' ' i 5
K ouota of 100 ints of Wood, to
tied in hospitals in this area for
jslons' has been assigned 4he
'r and the committee is hopeful
A can aehieva ts goa'. i Indica-
t are that the bloodmobile, unit
. l a able to receive additional vol
-s, who will donate a pint -of
over the dumber already as
; -polntmerits, and any person
- U dohate blood for the pro-
l ed to apply at the ketho
r :-t Tuesday bettvrecn
4 3 A: M, and four P.M.
Perquimans High School basketball
teams divided contests with their op
ponents during the past week, with
the girls copping wins from Scotland
Neck and Edenton, while the boys lost
decisions to both teams.
Led by Perry and Syknons, the
Squaws trounced, the Scotland Neck
girls 30-14 in a game at Scotland
Neck. Stokely and Dawson were best
on defense for the . Indian Squaws.
After being . held to a tie, 6-6 acore
during the . first period the Squaws
took command of the situation and
maintained an advantage throughout
the remainder of the contest. ,
The Indians dropped a six , point
decision to the Scotland Neck boys,
31-26, after holding a slight lead at
the third quarter mark. (Thatch and
Tilley led the locals in scoring, while
Sumner starred on defense.
Perry with 24 points and Symons
with 11 points sparked the fiquaws
to a 89-22 win over ttw Edenton girls
in a .game here Tuesday night. ' The
looal girls Jumped into a 16-10 lead
darimr -the first neriod and the out-
eome.was never in doubt. At the vni
of the third period the'Squaws led
86-15 W ilo vtctory; ,. :
.: Th In'MHi ' n a St 2 half it&ne
lssi-jij nd? lost
the contest by a 60-46 margin. TaUey
scored, 16 points for Perquimans and
Cannon had 11 points. Thatch and
Sumner showed best on defense. The
Edenton boys rallied in the third
period to score 20 points and take a
42-37 Jead Which they never relin
The last home game of the season
for the Indians and Squaws will be
played, next Tuesday night, when the
iCreswell girls and boys come here
for engagements with the local court
Direct Annud Red
Drivel Opens February
27i County Quota Is
Set at $1,395
A qiirta has been assigned and
dates eft for the annual Perquimans
County .Red Cross Roll CaU, it was an
nounced today by Henry C. Stokes,
Jr., whp is serving as chairman for
the 196p campaign.
At Slmeetinc held k-at Fridav 'it
tended jby local chapter officials, a
quota of ?1,395 was assigned for the
drive aAd chairmen to direct a house
to house canvass were named, accord
inor to Mr. Stokes.
The annual campaign will open on
February 27, with solicitors calling
on business and professional houses,
then on Maivh 1. 2 nnH 3
on Church street between Grubb and hou8e canvass will be conducted
UObb Streets. hnmi.olh!i tlB ommt whon
-1- !1l.L 41 t..:x - ...
cue wiuiave wie wppurtmmy oi join
ing the Red Cross for another year.
Mr. Stokes will have charge of the
solicitation of business and .m-ofes-
sional nouses, while Mrs. Julian A.
White will serve as chairman of the
group making the house to house can
vass Of Hertford, Mrs. Nina B. White
will be chairman for the canvass in
the rural communities.
wfll serve as co-ohairmen for the
House to house solicitors, who will
begin their canvassing on March 1,
will-be named next week, Mr. Stokes
In announcing the quota for the
campaign this year Mr. Stokes said
that approximately 600 of he
quota will be Perquimans' amount
due the National Red Cross headquar
ters and the remainder of about f 700
will be retained here in the county to
finance ttie budget of the county chap
$1.50 Per Year.
Employment of Town
Chemist Sought By
Group of Citizens
Members of the Hertford Town
Board, meeting in regular session,
Monday night took under advisement
for investigation proposals offered for
improvement of traffic through the
Town and the improvement of the
Town's water supply.
The proposal concerning the traffic
situation was advanced by members
of the Hertford Rotary, represented
by Robert L. Hollowell. The local
civic club seeks for the Town Board
to designate Grubb and Edenton Road
streets as a truck route through the
town, thus eliminating truck traffic
Pointing out that the traffic situ
ation as now existing creates a haz
ard, Mr. Hollowell requested the
Board to take action which will .pro
vide a truck route through the town
and add to the safety of motorists and
pedestrians on Church street. The
Board reported it will investigate the
proposal and appointed Mayor V. N.
Darden and Town Attorney Chasl OB.
Johnson to work with a Rotary com
mittee to seek State assistance in pro
viding improvement to Edenton Road
Street in order that a truck lane may
be established here.
At the request of a large number
of citixena of the Town members of
the Board discussed tiie employment
of a full time chemist.for Hertford as
a means to improving the present wa
ter supply. While definite action on
the matter was not taken the Board
authorized the investigation of the
proposal and authorized Mayor Dar
den look into the possibility of em
ploying a chemist for this purpose.
- Proponents of the proposal that a
chemist be employed: on a full time
basis are reported as believing that
such a move will provide the town
with an employee ble to carry out
an (types or.awsysisTtf tne water; ana
who will be fn the position to correct
chemical defects in the supply.
The Board adjourned after having
disposed of the usual fiscal matters
presented each month.
County Com Contest
: Twelve winners in the 1949 Per
quimans County corn contest were
guests of the Bethel Ruritan Club at
the Colonial tourist Home in. Hert
ford Wednesday evening, February . 8.
Following a delightful dinner of bam
wltb all the " trimmings, the prizes
were swarded' by County Agent L C.
First prize of $71.00 went to Eddie
Harrel with a yield of 97.71 bush
els; second: prize, $56.00, -to 'Milton
Rail with a yield of 96.5 bushels:
third prize,' $46.00, to Ronald Harrell
(4hH Club) with s yield - or V8.43
bushels; fourth prise, $36.00, to J, C
Bundy.i Sr, with yield of 87.67
bushels; fifth prize, $31.00, to R. S.
ChappettV Jr.," (FFA) with yield of
84.92 bushels; sixth prize, $26.00 to
Erman Lane, veteran, with a yield of
88.07 buahebL seventh prize, $21.00,
to Thomas Nixon, 4-H Ou,!lwitb a
yield of 82.91 bushels; eighth prize,
$16X0, to Harry Lee IWinslow, FFA
and 4-H Club; with a yield of 81.94.
The next 'four received merchsndise
prizes. S. M, Long with. yield of
80.07 received 200 pound bag of i
Agrko fertilizer.. Clarence Chappell,
Jr.; (441 Club) with a yield of 78.8
bushels received s ' due - bill worth
$3.60 in merchandise; Horace Layden,
FFA and 4-H Club, wfth m yield of
78.64 busheis, " received a 200 pound
bag of Southern States fertilizer and
A. E. Layden with a yield or V4.46
buBhels, ' received a due bill lor one
wash and srrease Job.
All contestants having a yield
above 76 bushels also received a cer
tificate , ift " associate membership in
the North Carolina 100 Bushel Corn
Club. , 5 , . " ;
Of Honor Friday
' EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
TO MEET .
The Woman's Miac-y Society
ExK'Jve Committee of the Baptat
- -, r ' eeb Thu ' ;'f rrwary
j.ttv. r ' lr-jrc
Members of the Hertford troop of
Boy Scouts and their parents gathered
at the Court House in Hertford last
Friday nixht to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of scouting, with a Court
of Honor featuring the program for
Designated as parents' night the
program opened with a candle-light
service and was presided over by
Scout Executive Wm. A. Sutherland.
Sixteen members of the local troop
were awarded scout badges during the
ceremony. Heading the list was Cor-
bin Dozier, who. received a 1st class
badge; v Howard Felton and John
Holmes were awarded 2nd class badg
es." and Tender-foot badges were
awarded to Floyd iBarnes, Bobby
Brown. Talmadge Byrum, Oorbin
Cherry, Bobby Fisher, Carroll Hurdle,
Bdbby Matthews, Crafbon Mathews,
Jr.. Eugene Myers, Herbert Nixon,
Jr., Carlton Sutton, Charles Whedbee
and Eugene White.
..The let and 2nd class badges were
awarded the scouts by their parents,
who received the presentation from
Registration cards' were presented
by W.H.!Ftt. 1
Scoutcraft demonstrations were
conducted during the program with a
large number , of the scouts taking
part in these exhibitions. ' .
Layden Rites Held
1 Mrs. Lonale Asbell Xpyden, 60, wife
of J. Herbert Layden and daughter of
the late Martha E. and Henderson
Agbell, died at an (Elizabeth City Hos
pital, Saturday afternoon after a short
illness.' 'She was a native of Belvidere
and had lived in Hertford, for the past
four years. ' ' 1
'Besides her husband, she is . sur
vived by a son, Jasper, Layden, of
Hertford; a daughter, ' Mrs. Thomas
Morgan, of Winfall; a sister, Mrs. E.
J. Lavden. of Elizabeth .City, and a
brother. John N. Asbell, of Belvidere.
funeral services were conducted
Monday at 2 p, m., by the Rev. C W.
Duling at the Lynch Funeral Home
in Hertford. Burail .was In the AebeH
Cemetery St Btlvider.
Local School Buses
In Perfect Condition
Perquimans County's fleet of school
buses, 23 in number, were inspected
and found in perfect condition during
me last week of January, according
to a report issued this week bv the
Director of Motor Vehicles.
The inspection was made by mem
bers of the State Hiehwav Patrol.
who under recent order, inspect the
buses every thirty days.
"Hie report stated that approximate
ly 20 per cent of the buses elsewhere
in the state have defects of some
Give Utensils To
A varied docket of ten cases was
disposed of at Tuesday's session of
Perquimans Recorder's Court' with
Judge Chas. E. Johnson, presiding.
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case in which Richard White,
17 year old Negro, was charged with
assault with a deadly weapon, upon
his sister-in-law, Emmaline White.
According to the testirn giptn,
White shot his sister-in-f..Stvritlf; a
shot gun, after the woman had attack
ed White with a knife.
Herbert Cardinel and John Cinto
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and paid the costs of court
A fine - of $60 and costs of court
were taxed against Horace Wiggins,
Negro, who entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of reckless driving.
Harold Jelenko paid a fine of $5 and
costs on a charge of speeding, and
William Ridley paid a fine of $10 and
costs on a similar charge, both en
tered pleas of guilty.
Costs of ourt were assessed
against Daisy Ferreli, who entered
a plea of guilty to a charge of pass
ing a school bus while. It was unload
Gilbert Eure, Jr., was found guilty
as charged for driving drunk. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $100 and
costs. He noted an appeal to the Su
Charlie W&oh, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of possess
ing non-tax paid liquor. He was or
dered to pay a fine of $26 and the
government tax on the liquor.
Eva Sutton, Negro,: was fined $26
and costs of court on a charge of driv
ing with improper licenses. .
Given At BPW Meet
' The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Woman's ClUb held its Feb
ruary business (meeting last Friday
night at the bonne of Miss Hulda
Wood, and heard la number of re-
jDorts from club committees. Mrs.
Alice Towe presided. v
iFinal reports were made on the
bike -safety - campaign, which
termed , a complete success, and the
March of Dimes committee reported
a total' of $25 raised for this fund.
, Miss Ann Mann of Raleigh gave
an interesting talk on the district or
ganization conducting health educa
tion; on tuberculosis. This program
was heartily endorsed by the PW
Club.'. .. , ; .
Flans for holding the district BPW
meeting here in April were discussed
as well as plans for conducting si
White Elephant sale room. '
The Hertford Gramar School Parent-Teachers
Association held its
Founder Day Celebration at is regu
lar meeting in the school auditorium
Thursday evening, February the ninth,
with Mrs. D. M. Jackson presiding.
The opening song was "O, Worship
the King." The secretary, Mrs. Silas
Whedbee read the minutes which were
approved and the February message
from the state PTA presiding. Dur
ing the business session a committee
was appointed, with Mrs. W. C. Cher
ry as chairman, to investigate the
possibility of lights for the school
grounds and to obtain more bicycle
racks with a roof over them to be
used by the school children. At this
time the association decided to donate
to the school lunch room two hundred
plates, knives, spoons and glasses.
foment rg .
After all routine business was dis
cussed the meeting was turned over
to the program chairmen, Mrs. H. C.
Sullivan and Mrs. Charles Johnson.
The' devotional was given by Mrs. R.
M. Riddick who used as her Subject
,'Brotherhood" whiclFwas taken from
the gospel of St Luke. To close her
interesting talk, Mrs. Kiddick read a
beautiful poem, "The Christian Pray
er." Miss Dorothy Maynard sang a
lovely, solo, "Smiling Through", ac
companied at the piano by Mrs. R.
ifSf-fceiebrate Founder's Day,-hicb
is held in February of each year, a
most , impressive pageant entitled,
"PTA Cornerstones" was given. Those
taking part were:
Mrs. Jim Bass, as the Spirit of
Founders; Mrs. Reginald Tucker, as
the'Spirit of Home; Mrs. Louis Tar-
kington, as the Spir t of Sch k1; Mi x
Arthur White, as the Spirft of Church;
and Mrs. Warner Madre as the Spirit
of Community. As each bpint re
sponded to the Spirit of Founders she
lighted a candle and placed it on the
corner of the Birthday Cake. As the
Spirit of PTA, Mrs. W. C. Cherry, ac
cepted the challenge of each Spirit.
To close the meeting, Mrs. D. M.
Jackson explained the purpose of the
Founder's Day program and a collect
ion was taken.
The birthday cake, given as a door
prize was won by Mrs. Thad Chappell.
Other door prizes were won by Mr.
and Mrs. Johnny Hollowell.
Board Retains Plan
For Negro Schools
Members of the Perquimans Board
of Education, meeting in a special
session Wednesday night, voted to
proceed with plans for construction
of a union school for Negroes, at Win
fall, and the construction of additional
class rooms at the Hertford school.
This action followed a conference
with State Board of Education En
gineer, who came here Wednesday and
inspected another site, near Hertford,
which has been offered as a possible
location for a Negro high school.
It was reported that Mr. Duff, fol
lowing his inspection of all sites, told
the local board that he still recom
mended the site at Winfall for a
Union school. 1
After reaching Its decision concern
ing the plans for the construction of
the union school, the Board, it was re
ported, favored a proposal that con
struction at Winfall and at the school
in , Hertford be started at the same
time. Plans now call for the Board
to resuest the architect to prepare
these Plans along with the one for the
construction of a lunch room at Per-
cruHn&ns Central Grammar School m
order that bids may be received for
these plans at the same time.
Mission Study Class
To Meet Here Feb. 22
l A county-wide mission study class
will be held at the Hertford Baptist
Church on Wednesday, February 22,
beginning at 10 A. M., it was announc
ed today, All W. M. U. members are
urged to come and . hear Dr. L. H.
Dawson teach en the book, "The Pro
phet of Little ' Crane Creek." t
Plans For Season
Local Baseball Fans Re
quested to Meet Next
Representatives of five towns in the
Albemarle gathered in Edenton last
Monday night to discuss possibilities
of having .baseball in this section dur
ing the coming summer. Hertford was
represented at the meeting by A. W.
Hefren and Max Campbell, who were
authorized to attend the meeting by
local fans who previously met in Hert
ford last week.
Many Perquimans fans have ex
pressed hope that a local baseba'l
team will be fielded this season but
as yet no definite decisions have been
made and in order that further action
can be taken, fans of 'the county are
urged to attend a baseball meeting
to be held at the Court House next
Monday night, February 20, at eight
It was the opinion of local fans,
meeting here last Friday night that
efforts should be made to field a
team but they desired that play 'be
something in line with the system
used during the first year of the Al
bemarle League. This system was
that each team hired only four non
resident playerss and played four
games each week. The rest of the
team was made up of local talent.
The local fans, who attended the
meeting last week, expressed the
opinion that Hertford should not en
ter any type of baseball league similar
to the system used last year where
expenses ran greater than income.
The Hertford plan .was placed be
fore the Albemarle League meeting
at Edenton and two other towns ap
peared to be in agreement with these
proposals. These towns were Windsor
and Edenton, representatives from
Plymouth and Colerain reported they
were without local talent and in or
der to field a team had to hire 12 to
15 players. A number of suggestions
were made toward a compromise with
1 these teams in order to keep the
league alive and no definite action
was taken. Another meeting of the
league was called for Monday, Feb
ruary 27, at Windsor.
Local fans are urged to turn out in
greater number at the meeting here
Monday in oit'er th."t ftriivki icls in
terested in promoting baseball in
Hertford can obtain views as to mat
ters to be presented at the league
meeting in Windsor.
Report Says County
Many Savings Bonds
The annual report of the U. S.
Savings Bond sales in North Carolina
was received today by R. M. Riddick,
Perquimans County chairman, from
Allison James, State director in
According to the report, the peo
ple of Perquimans County are now
holding a net backlog of U. S. Sav
ings Bonds amounting to $1,203,525.
This figure represents total E, F and
G Bonds purchased in the county
since May, 1941, with all cash-ins and
redemptions deducted as of December
This splendid reserve of liquid as
sets brings in to our community an
nually interest and accruals amount
ing to about 2H of these hold
ings," said Chairman Riddick.
Savings Bonds sales in Perquim
ans for the year 1949, January 1
through December 31, were as fol
lows: Senes E, $81461.00; Series G,
$19,000.00; total 1949 sales, $100,161.
The county chairman stated that ac
cording to the report the current
value of U. S. Savings Bonds out
standing is greater than the amount
held during wartime .peak in 1945.
On a national basis, he said, "In
dividuals bold more than $48.5 bil
lion, cash value, in Savings Bonds, of
which $33.8 billion is in Series E
Central PTA To Meet
Next Monday Night
The Parents-Teachers Association
of the Perquimans County Central
Grammar School will hold its Febru
ary meeting in the auditorium of the
school, next Monday night, February
20, starting at 7:30 o'clock.
A program, featuring observance of
Founder's Day, will be presented un
der the direction of the Whiteston
Community. AM members and patrons
of the school are urged to attend. -
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