L:CCO StC:rt A CH0IK DIRECTOR
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Head List Of Defend
- r ants Heard- -
v A. varied docket, consisting of 12
" . caseswaa disposed of by the 'Per
quimans Recorder's Court in session
- here- Tuesday ; morning with Judge
Chas. EL Johnson, presiding. ;
, " A' fine of $10 and costs of court
r- was assessed against Rufus Spellman
t on a charge of violating regulations
on a burning permit. Spellman en
- tered a plea of guilty to the charge,
- which alleged the defendant afiled
1 -; to notify neighboring landowners
,ithat he intended starting a fire in a
, woodland area.:
" James Taylor and Samuel Jones
c entered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and each paid the costs of
V,- court, i ' - ;-. ,
, ; . , A fine of $10 and costs was taxed
against Rdbbie Smith who entered a
, plea of guilty to a charge of apeed-
, . ng. V, ,
James Green, Negro, charged with
. non-support of his children, was found
guilty and sentenced to 30 days in
r - iail: sentence susnended unon itxav-
- nent of $15 per week lor the use of
-1 the children. A .performance bond of
" $200 was ordered, by Judge Johnson.
,' ; , WiHiam Freese entered a plea of
"guilty to a charge of driving without
' a license. He was fined $25 and costs
of court '.: .. " "
Alphonso Felton, Negro and Johnnie
' ChappelL charged with reckless driv-
j ing, each entered a plea of guilty and
' .each was ordered Jo pay a fine of $2J
..- and costs of court.
. A verdict of guilty was returned
egainst Ray Perry, Jr., charged with
1 driving drunk and he, was ordered, to
; pay a fine of $100 and costs. Perry,
through his attorney, W. G. Edwards,
. ''noted an appeal to the Superior Court
, t Johnnie Stokely, Negro, charged with
) . reckless driving, was found guilty;. Be
' ' was riven a SO day jail sentence, sus-
' . ponded w t i n
$50. and coats of court j
t .V Carlton PeHry, Negro, paid the costs
J ov court after pleading .guilty to
hargeof pab?rlfc;tiA wMie'
I J: it was unloading children. '
. - r Garland Bunch,' charged ah several
accounts with assault and. trespass,
.following an ' affray near Belvidere
late last week, was released into the
.-custody or nis wue, penaing aanux
tance to a Veterans Hospital for ob-
i " v nervation and treatment.! Bunch en
1 tered a plea of guilty to a charge of
. assault on - Alphonso Cartwright. In
releasing the defendant into his wife's
I 1 custody- Judge Johnson ..returned a
!" judgment whereby, any person,,offer
' ing or giving Bunch liquor prior'tq-is
' , -admission to a hospital will be, in con-
;i .!,. iemnt of court - .......
Three traffic cases iwere continued
vnitl the .next term of court
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f'rs. Alice Futrell
Pldis Completed To
0:sii Red Cross Drive
Resign School Posts InGounty On Monday
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'. F. Webb WilHama. District Suver-
i visor for the Census to be taken be
ginning about April 1, visited . Hert
ford on "Tuesday, and anounted. that
: the 13 census employees assigned xor
IPerquimans County will be named
m hArtlv. - Mr Williams stated
that he has received a large number
of applications for the position and
added that he expected more prior to
examinations for, the Jobs which are
to be given later. ' , X'
Perquimans County will have,) one
crew leader and 12 enumerators, Mr.
Williams anounced. . ,. .
" A achool f or the crew leaders will
"be" conducted at Washington,1 N. C,
tor a period of one week beginning
trch 6, and fojlowing this school ad
visory meetings for the enumerators
will be held in each county. v Vf
Hi. Williams atated that the work-
will consume two to three weeks
counting ; heads in the county and
Withering other information concern
1 ing the census and that the work of
the crew leader will-consume about
four weeks. .
ircdth Department ,
.t!cpts New Hours
The District Board of Health meet
T in regular 'session last, week, vot-
i to adopt the five-day. week for of
s of the district, on a trial basis
'ing July 1. - -During
the meeting the shortage of
-a for the health district was d'-a-i
Et length but no action was
i on the matter. . - ;
: "t of the Health Department
o-'-' -1 for near the er-
1 PROF. THANE McDONALD
Prof. Thane McDonald, head nf tho
Music Department at Wake Forest
coiiege, win present a short organ
urogram at Hertford on Saturdav Af
ternoon, March 4, at 3:45 o'clock in
the 'irst Baptist Church.
Prof. McDonald's nroo-ram will he
followed by a concert to be given by
the well known Wake Forest College
Uuoir at 4 o'clock in the church.
A rifted omntat and choir Kra.
.tor, Prof. McDonald and his choir will
present a total of 25 concerts during
tne winter and spring months.
The tJnited States broke diplomatic
relations whh Bulgaria this week, fol
lowing long weeks of tension 'between
the two nations. In announcing the
break a United States note, said that
Bulgaria was not a fit member of the
family of nations. A report stated
that the break between the two, na
tions .followed a Bulgarian charge
that U. S. officials used its legation as
a spy center. -
Reports from Washington on Wed'
nesday stated that little progress was
being made toward negotiating con
tract between coal operators and min-
'eaKijchileAiniiieEa .over the
nauon nave remffea. to- worx until, a
contract has been signed. The IJ. S.
coal pile has been dwindling and in
dustry is expected to suffer severely
unless the mines are again placed in
operation immediately. The nation has
only a few more days coal supply and
it is estimated that several days will
be needed for coal to start moving to
supply centers after the miners re
turn to work.
News from Raleigh this week indi
cated that Willis Smith, prominent
attorney and formerly of Elizabeth
City, may enter the political race for
the U.- S. : Senate . against Senator
Frank Graham. 'Smith is reported to
have stated he will make a decision
on the. matter this week.- Meanwhile,
'Senator Graham launched his cam
paign for election by opening head
quarters in Raleigh on Tuesday.
Great Britain is awaiting the out
come of its election held Thursday,
which is expected to deckle the fate of
the Socialist government for .the next
several years. Led by Winston Church
ill, the British - Conservative : party
waged a fierce campaign to recapture
the control of the government. ;. .. .
llrrtford Group At
Twelve Home Demonstration Club
clothing leaders and' eight 4H Club
glru from Perquimans County at
tended i iH Clothing School which'
was held in Elizabeth City on Tues
day, February 21, $ ):&-t v'.ii:
! Miss " Jane "Gibbs, iExtensioh clolh-
ing' specialist, was in charge of the
meeting, which: included talks on the
4-H Leader Juid the ; Clothing Pro
gram, Fabrics We Will Be Wearing
In I960, and Point on Shopping.'
Miss Ada Mae Marshall, teen-age
stylist for Simplicity Pattern Com
pany, spoke ) n How to Put on a
Fashion Show and ended the program
with' Costume- and. Conduct for the
4-H Modern Miss, which was a fashion:
show using Pasquotank 4-H models.
' .' - WEEK OF PRAYER . ' I
The Woman's Missionarv : Socletv
of the Hertford 'Baptist Church will
observe a. .week of Pryer for home
salons starting Mon y night Peb
r y 27 at7:30 P. I ., Tues'-.y af-
to. m at 3:0 P. M., and Wednesday
r.- ' t f t 7 P. M.'.All r rvices will
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Board of Education Se
lects Mrs. Whedbee as
Mrs. Alice E. Futrell, member of
the Perquimans County Board of Edu
cation, for the past four years, tender
ed her resignation at a meeting of the
Board held February 15, it was an
nounced today by J. T. Biggew, Coun
In tendering her resignation Mrs.
Futrell stated, "I have enjoyed work
ing with the Board of educational ad
vancement in Perquimans County and
will miss the business and professional
contact enjoyed at every Board meet
ing, however, circumstances and other
duties outweigh this pleasure and re
- The Board reluctantly accepted the
resignation without planning
the vacancy immediately.
Quota Set At $1,395 By
J In Meeting Here
Plans vwere completed this week by
officers of the Perquimans Chapter
of the American Red Cross for the
annual floll Call for members which
will get, underway here on Monday
with solicitations being made in the
announced by Henry C. Stokes, Jr.,
chairmt of the campaign. Canvassing
of residential districts will start on
Drive plans call for Mr. Stokes and
Robert Elliott to head up the commit
tee in charge of soliciting the business
district, while Mrs- Julian A. White
will 8er$e as chairman of the house
to house canvassers in Hertford. Mrs.
Nina B.' White, County Home Agent,
to fill wiU direct the canvass in rural com
. munities, W. C. Stroud and Minnie
At the same meeting Mrs. Tom
Skipsey tendered her resignation as a
teacher at Perquimans High School,
effective immediately, and this resig
nation likewise was reluctantly ac
cepted and Mrs. Silas M. Whedbee
was elected to fill the unexpired term
of Mrs. Skipsey.
A request, made by patrons ol the
Hertford Grammar School, for the
construction of a concrete play area at
the school was granted by the Board.
Mr. Riggers stated that plans for
calling for bids and starting of con
struction at the Union School in Win
fall and the Hertford Negro school
simultaneously were adopted by the
A proposal to construct a kitchen
in connection with the vocational
building at the Perquimans High
School was tabled at this meeting.
Central PTA Holds
founders Day Meet
Founder's Day was 'observed by the
Parent Teacher Association of Per
quimans County -CeBtral ' Grammar
School at the meeting held Monday
night February 20, in the school au
The Whiteston community, with
Mis. Archie White as chairman, pre
sented. the program. The opening
song was "Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean." Mrs. Roy IWmslow led the
devotional followed by a playlet, "The
Modem Prodigal," with Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Lassiter, Miss Lucille Lane and
Ellsbury Lane taking part. An in
teresting Founder's Day radio pro
gram was given by Mrs. Merrill Wins
low, Mrs. Crafton Winslow, Mrs,
Dempsey Winslow, Mrs. Nathan Rid
dick, Mrs. Ralph White, Mies Pearle
WhitS and Miss Johnnie White. A
Founder's Day collection was taken,
Mrs. M. D. Lane, president, presided
during the business session. The sec
retary, Mrs. Elijah White, read the
President's Message and the minutes
of the last meeting.
Mrs. (Wendell Benton announced
that the Whiteston community, with
Mrs;' Charlie' White as '; chairman,
would have charge of the March Study
Group..-;' Vine meeting adjourned witn
the singing of 'Blessed Be the Tie
The third and fourth grades, Mrs.
E, B. Edwards, teacher, received the
attendance award. .
Mrs. William Madre
Dies Wednesday Night
Mrs. William Madre, 80, widow of
the late William -Madre, died unex
pectedly at her home in . Hertford
Wednesday night Tune of death was
not determined as Mrs. Madre was
found , dead at v boat 11 o'clock
P. M.., :;':;Vf''-;''s;-'
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. I.
X. Wainwright of Richmond,'Va., and ;
one sister,, Mrs. u w, iMorman oi
Hertford. " . t - ,
JTh body was removed to the Lynch
Funeral . Home pending funerals ar
rangements. - t ,;,,.
B. Taylor will serve as co-chairmen
for the Colored division.
"Effotts will be made to conduct a
short opneentrated campaign which
will relult in obtaining our quota
within a reasonable time," Mr. Stokes
The Ijuota assigned Perquimans
County Os $1,395, about half of this
amount will be turned over to the
Nationa Headquarters while the re
maindei is retained in the local treas
ury for expenses of the county chap
ter. Durin ' the past year the Perquim
ans Chapter carried out a number of
local prfjects, including the. swimming
classes 4t Harvey Point, and these
somewhat deleted the surplus in the
chapter (treasury. Thus the quota for
this yeata campaign is slightly higher
than lot the campaign last year.
Individuals are urged to give whole
hearted kupport to the 'Red Cross drive
and hap Perquimans achieve its
quota. ?Mr. Stokes stated that it is
quite possible that solicitors may fail
to contact every individual in the
countv during: the campaign but he
added tiat those missed by solicitors
may contribute to the fund by mailing
contributions direct to the Red Cross
chalrmatT'or .leaving the contriihutio.n
at the Post Office in Hertford.
On Three Accidents
State Highway Patrolman B. R. In-
acoe made reports' Monday on three
highway accidents occurring in the
county during the week-end. Way-
land wnite, Jr., and Floyd Monds re
ceived injuries when a car in which
they Were riding turned over on high
way N. C. 37 Saturday night Dam
age to the car was estimated at $150.
The accident happened about one mile
Herman Dixon, Negro, driving
Pontiac car, failed to make the curve
on Church Street leading to the Per
quimans River bridge at about 11:30
Saturday night and his car came to a
stop astride the girder of the bridge
Nixon told Patrolman Inscoe he was
traveling about 40 miles per hour and
didn't have time to apply his brakes,
Damage to the car was estimated at
Edward Alvin, driving a Buick
turned over on the curve at the .west
edge of Winfall Saturday night and
aamaged his car considerably, but he
and other occupants of the car es
caped injury. Damage to the car was
estimated at $225.
Divide Cage Gaines
Mary Inez Chappell
Becomes Bride Of
Charles M. Harrell
Farm Program For
Negroes March 1st
A three hour agronomy school .for
Negro farmers has been planned for
Wednesday, March 1, at 1 p. M in
the office; of the Negro Farm Agent,
it was announced today by W, C
Stroud, Negro Farm Agem . " '
Specialists from 'State CoWege Sta
tion in Raleigh will be present to as
sist with problems and ' recommenda
tions on production of com, , cotton,
peanuts and soy beans', smt Negro
farmers of the county are Virged 'to
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams divided a double-header
with the Creswell boys and girls here
Monday night when the Indian
Sauaws trounced the Creswell girls
bv a 40-20 margin and the Indians
lost by a 44-39 score.
Janice Perry led the local girls in
the one-sided victory over the Cres
well lassies, scoring a total of 28
points. Davenport had 12 points for
the losers. Perquimans held a 19-m
edge at the first period and jumped
this to a ': 28-10 advantage at nan
time. The local girls coasted to vie
torv during the eecond half.
Coach. Ellie Feanng's Indians naa
an- off night with their shooting and
were unable to keep: abreast of the
fast driving boys frftm Creswell. The
Tyrrell County boys took a nine-tnree
lead in the first period and led 20-8
at half time - .Perquimans outscored
Creswell during the last half but the
lead maintained during the first half
was sumcieni ior ne yisiwn mf cap
ture the victory.
The Indians, lost a one-point decision
to Scotland Neck in the Albemarle
Conference tourney at Wilhamston
last Thursday and were thus elimin
ated from the play. The score was
39-38. Ahoskie, with victories over
Columbia and Williamston, captured
the conference championship.
Pat PhUlips Wins
'Pat Phillips, a senior at Perquim
ans High 'School, won the County
Oratorical . Contest conducted this
week by the Wm. Paul Stallings Post
of the American Legion. Other stu
dents taking part in the contest were
Marvin White, Wade Jordan and
The subject for the speaking con
test was "The Constitution," and as
winner of the county event Miss Phil
lips will compete against the winner
of the , Pasquotank contest on next
Tuesday night at the - Agriculture
Building in Hertford for district hon
ors. . The contest next Tuesday will
start at 8 o'clock and the public is
Invited to attend. ti . -
Judges for the contest held here
this week were i Superintendent of
Schools J. T. Biggers, the Rev. C. W.
Duling and the Rev. Ben O.' Merritt.
In an afternoon ceremony, Sunday,
February 12, at the Bethel Baptist
Church, Miss Mary Inez Chappell,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy S.
Chappell, became the bride of Charles
Manning Harrell, son of Mrs. Charles
M. Harrell and the late Mr. Harrell
of Hertford. The double ring cere
mony was used with the Rev. E. G.
Willis, pastor of the bride officiating.
The church was decorated with f ein,
palms, white gladioli and lighted ta
pers in seven branch candelabras.
Prior to the ceremony, Mrs. Charles
E. Johnson, pianist, rendered a pro
gram of nuptial music. Edward Jor
dan, soloist, sang, Ah, Sweet Mystery
of Life and I Love You Truly. As
the marriage' vows were exchanged
Indian Love Call was played softly.
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, wore a wedding gown of bridal
white Duchess satin, fashioned with a
yoke filmed in sheer .marquisette, and
encircled by an appliqued band of
Chantilly lace edged with a bertha of
self vsame lace. The long sleeve3 end
ed in wedding peaks over the hands.
The snug basque bodice which button
ed up the back with tiny self-covered
buttons, was accented by the bouffant
skirt forming into a sweeping train,
Her finger tip length veil of delicate
French illusion, was arranged from a
tiera of nearU and bugle beads. She
carried a white prayer book covered
with a white orchid and showered with
stepanotis which were tied with satin
ribbon. Her only ornament was an
opal necklace, gift of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Elliott Layden, cousin of the
bride, was matron of honor. She was
dressed in a gown of pink satin with
fitted bodice, sheer marquisette yoke
with bertha edged in pink lace. Her
noop akirt was caught at intervals
with pink flowers. She wore a pink
satin bonnet with matching mitts and
parried a round bouquet of mixed
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Irwin Long
and Mrs. Bobbv Elliott. They wore
identical gowns of aqua satin with fit
ted bodice and sheer marquisette yoke.
Their hoop skirts were caught at in
tervals with matching flowers. They
wore matching bonnets and mitts and
carried bouquets of mixed flowers.
Little Carolyn Paige Long, cousin
of the bride was flower girl. Her
white satin gown was made similar to
the bride's and she carried a nosegay
of mixed flowers.
Mr. Harrell had as his best man,
Tommy Leigh of Newport News, Va.
The groomsmen were R. S. Chappell,
Jr., brother of the bride, and Charles
Skinner, Jr. i
Mistresses of ceremony were Mrs.
J. W. Ward and Mrs. Lawrence. Towe.
The brides mother wore a dress of
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Few Fans Turn Out
For Baseball Meeting
'Less than a dozen baseball fans
turned out for a meeting called for
last Monday night at the Court House
in Hertford, and local persons inter
ested in promoting a baseball team in
Hertford during the summer are now
wondering if there is sufficient in
terest in the sport in this community
to proceed with tentative plans for
fielding a team.
Representatives of Hertford will at
tend a meeting of the Albemarle
League at Windsor next Monday night
and will plan to continue in the league
in the event that the league adopts a
drastic . step towards reducing the
operational costs sscompared to the
past two seasons. . 1 , ,
21 Volunteers Give
Blood To Red Cross
Program On Tuesday
Large Number Fail to
Perquimans County residents con
tributed only 21 .pints of blood to the
American Red Cross blood program
when the bloodmobile visited Hertford
Tuesday of this week. The county
quota for the program is 100 pints of
blood every three months.
Charles M. Harrell, chairman of t'.ie
local Red Cross committee in charge
of the program, reported that officials
in charge of the bloodmobile unit ex
pressed the opinion that unless more
interest is shown in the program by
local residents that Perquimans will
be dropped from the project.
A total of 73 persons signed up to
donate blood for the program this
week but it was reported only 21 fill
ed their -appointments and only nine
notified the committee as being unable
to fill the appointment. Individuals
who donated blood this week were
Herbert Nixon, Richard Spivey, Bobby
Holmes, Zack Harris, Ashley Fleet
wood, W. F. Elliott, Tim Perry, Jr.,
Mrs. W. H. Oakey, Jr., Miss Molly
Oakey Miss Dorothy Oakey, Mrs. W.
H. Pitt, G. R. Mathews, C H. Twiddy,
J. B. Perry, Mrs. Charles Whedbee.
Mrs. W G. Wright, Mis Mamie Zach-
ary, Mrs. J. A. Bray, Mrs. Reginald
Tucker and Mrs. J. Vann Roach.
Headquarters for the bloodmobile
was set up at the Hertford Methodist
Church, with Mrs. W. C. Cherry as
chairman of the canteen committee as
sisted by Mrs. Charles Campen and
Mrs. J. A. Leete. Miss Audrey Umph
lett was in charge of the nurses group
composed of Mrs. Charles Murray,
Mrs. John Bray, Mrs. Frank Skinner,
Mrs. C. A. Davenport and Miss Leary.
Mrs. T. P. Brinn served as chairman
of the registration and receptionist
committees and she was assisted by
Mrs. Arthur Wood, Mrs. Willis Jes-
sup, Mrs. Sidney Jessup, Mrs. Robert
Applewhite and Mrs. Reginald Tucker.
The bloodmobile will visit this coun
ty again during the month of May
and efforts will be made to create ad
ditional interest in the program by
that time. Miss Margrave, Field Rep
resentative for the Red Cross will
speak on the program before members
of the Perquimans Home Demonstra
tion Clubs at a meeting to be held in
Hertford on March 25.
Sheriff M. G. Owens
In May Primary
'Sheriff Melvin G. Owens today an
nounced his intentions to seek re
election to the office as sheriff of
Perquimans County, subject to the de
cision of the voters in the Democratic
Primary to be held in May.
'Sheriff Owens is the first county
candidate to announce for the 1950 po
litical campaign which will effect all
officers of the county with the excep
tion of the Register of Deeds.
In making his announcement Sheriff
Owens stated, "I will be a candidate
for the office of Sheriff and seek the
support and votes of the people of
Perquimans in the coming primary."
Mr. Owens has served as sheriff for
one term, being elected to the office
in 1946. Prior to that time he served
as deputy sheriff for a number of
years and his tensure in this position
was interrupted while he served in
the army during the war.
Fund flow $1,344
With six to eight solicitors yet to
be heard from James E: Newby,
chairman of the Perquimans March
of Dimes campaign, reported on
Tuesday that contributions to this
campaign now stands at $1,344.65.
Funds reported during the past
week amounted to $255.49; these re
ports coming mostly from rural com
munities turning in contributions for
the first time. However, additional
reports were received from solicitors
of the Hertford business and residen
tial sections.; is .
In making his . report this week,
Mr. Newby said, "We still have a few
returns to be made and these may
push our total above the $1,400 mark.
I want to take this opportunity to;
thank the public for its generous re
sponse to the appeal and to each so
licitor who had a part in making the
1950 March f Dimes, drive a success.-'
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