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Hertford, Perquimatis(ounty, North Carolina; Friday, April 7, 1950.
p Oqty tatssnmas in Long Ssssion
ttGdSbring Vsn'ous Matters (Monday
No 'Action Is Taken on
:'l Pf oposed Budgets For
1A, day-Ions; meeting of the Board of
; : 'County Commissioners was held here
last Monday, with the Board consider
' v 5a8f a large number of matters brought
"i'Kvhb'0 its attention. ; '
" Permission was granted to the
! .' -Town of Hertford and the manage
ment of the. State Theater for the
, - erection of a bicycle rack upon the
( r;v; ?: of providingparking facilities for dhil
,11 1 of providing parking facilities for chll
dren riding bicycles into the business
; . .district
ft The Board approved a request made
V "tby Bernard Proctor, representing resi--f
dents of Bethel Township, for improv
" ment to the Hopewell road in that
" township, and authorized forwarding
' V.of a petition for the project to the
"VOffioer, 'appeared- befora the Board
"' .1 and presented plans for a county
"I liealtii center, for the consideration
voi me ooara ana aavmea hub ounaing
ycmdd be constructed providing the
county furnishes 25 per cent of the
costs, the remainder to be furnished
I by Federal funds. Dr. MdGuire also
! talked briefly about a tentative bud
I get for the Heatth Department for the
; next fiscal year, but no action was
4 taken on the matter.
a. t A tentative, budget for the County
, 'Welfare Department for the next fisJ
cal year was presented by U. iMigar
White, Welfare Superintendent, who
1 stated the proposed budget calls for
increases in three divisions of the de--;
jpartment for the coming year, how
ever, no definite action was taken on
ia budget at the meeting tMi week.
t- Members of the Board Expressed
themselves at favoring no increase
in this department
! ' Miu Maa Wood Winhw and Mrs.
T. ,P. Brinn, representing the Per
quiman8 Jbrary, requestea ine ooara
' nno(At n AnmmittM to serva-0n S
:i voimf'committae t ora buildinef pro-
: ;S?iHn tg&UbttZOi : 'Iciest'
'f TV-was jgraWtei;;:?:"-: s-:fl-:,
Board completed workfon thereyiew
V H 1 ihff and valuating of property as listi
" . . - . . .v. men
ed lor vaxeB ior vne y
Harry Bridges, long-time labot
leader in California, was found guilty
of perjury in a Federal court this
week. Bridges was charged with ly
ing in order ' to. secure citizenship
papers in this" country. As a result
hi- flAntriHnn Ohio, week he faces
V 0 - .
a long prison sentence and poemWy
. U. S. Treasury. "L"; Smportance of theniua stating that
ning a tax survey an effort to de- -S; the national on-
terminte the sharp decrease to tocome pres detepmmed by the nonulation
; tax paymen ts that developments for schools,
aioaal men, farmers -and higfter sai marketa are closely
1BS statistics gathered
received ' during March, the WJf' ,nnmtora. v ; ; , ; &
1 say, have dropped snarpiy w eom-
spared to Government estimates. -
, flying saucers Ivave bit the head
liaes again but there seems to be no
' expbnation of the contraptions. Newa
' Iiam rtmmiM .Deonle' flighting
"saucers" in widely scattered areas of
. the nation but thus far iere are no
- reports from'whence they come or of
what they are made. Official Wash
. ington says it knows- nothing about
: flying saucers. . "
- Pteeident Truman -ealled j on Con
gress this week to revamp the na
tion' farm program, correcting fun-
damentol- shortcomings ih order" that
. - .iruvi nrnomm will eon-
"tlnue popular among- we people ana
- .... JMM,Bi,Aiiifni0
: : thus loresiau a xi
President appointed Gordon Gray to
onmrow t cimIa an -intema-
' tional trade policy which will enable
: European nations to ereate a oonar
surplus after the V expiration of the
i; Marshall Plan. : Gray will head .this
group during the 'next few months
; -w:.. tjvinr over the nresidency
: of the University of North Carolina
In September. '
Called For Friday
A meeting of Perquimans County
baseball fans will be held at the Court
House in Hertford Friday night,
April 7, at eight o'clock for the pur
pose of attempting the perfection
of a club to participate in the Albe
marle League during, the coming sum
mer, it was announced here today.
All fans who are interested in help
ing to promote a baseball club for
this county, under the new rules
adopted by the league, are urged to
attend this meeting.
No efforts to raise money to sup
port a club will be made at this meet
ing but it is being held for the pur
pose of determining whether or not
local fans desire to have a team play
ing in the Albemarle League this
$1.50 Per Year.
County Bosrd Seeks
Action was taken this week bv
members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners to have terri
tnrv drained hv the, Perauimans
River and Ha tributaries included in
a drainage survey to be conducted by
a Federal agency, in cooperation with
the Soil Conservation District.
T!nrnmairinnir 'A T. IjBrtft repre
sented the local Board at a .meeting
held Mverntlr in Winton. at which
time Congressman Herbert C. Bon
ner advised Mr. : una of tne .possi
bility of having this county included
in the program. Later it was learned
Perquimans had not been included in
the list of counties to be surveyed
and at a meeting thia week the Board
passed a, resolution to be mailed Con
trrMitini Bonner and Senators Hoey
and, Graham i remiesting aasktance in
having eiquimaM inciuqea in tms
fabts eofkmg nd' drainage in
the Perquimans River area ;were set
out m the resolution and the need
for the program was presented to the
Congressman and Senators.
- Thn rwintv Board members are
hopeful that, through their action,
Perquimans will be maae a part oi
the project and some relief to drain
aee problems in this county can be
solved through the findings of the
survey when it is made.
The 1950 "nose counting job was
A,n Th Ctovermhentfcas t" , "5
u.r.... , - - -. . i. i Saturday. W.-u. jsawanw, crew ew
been trying for U yea to bring 5nl :flnt i fle public J cooperat
about deportation of Bridge tteKWT .EdrT ex.
pave the way for this acuon.
Reports coniig out of T?
on Wednesday . amvunceu ; um. v- -
.Mr. Edwards, also pointed out the
Be Testing Center
Word has been received t that Hert-
ir.rA Hlo-n School will serve -as a
testing center for Lincoln University
at Lincoln, ra, ine purpoee u to ad
minister competitive examinations to
anv nr all HAnior ibovs recommended by
their principals throughout the Albe
marle area and tne portion ox vurgmia
including . Suffolk, Portsmouth, and
Norfolk. As a result' of their standing
m ftiA 4Mtt. mnilts. thean students will
be offered echolar-lp aid to Lincoln
.University, t t . ,, . -t ,
' The tests will be adnumstexed by
n. V.. Rmwn. local nrinclnal and mem
bers of the staff at the school on April
22, 1950 at io:uu a. sa., ana win lasr
approximately two hours.
Tjtot iyhnnl vear. th local hifrh
school rendered the same service, for
Morehouse Allege oi Atlanta, ua.,
e-nA ma rMult two students received
scholarship aid. They were Rudolph
James, now enrolled at Morehouse,
and 1 Clarence Hudson,rwho decided
later In favor of Morgan College.
RTRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
n . r,munv CTAD TO MFRT : I " Tir. anil Mra. ..G. L. ' Gilchrtfllt Of
The Hertford Chapter of the Order lEdenton, Rt. 2, announce the birth of
ratjr Star, will meet next ILoft
t'-y night at the lodge room at e'z1 1
' ' ' ck. All members are uvjea w l
Hnivo-Vtar.- oorn Thursday, Anrtl 6,
at Chowan Ho-tpital. I'm. Gilchrist
i3 the former JWiss Vir; ie Parker, sis
tr r 3. C'as. VT." "ord. .
Approved PMs For
flegro Union School
Set Date For Election of
School Principals as
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Education, meeting in regu
lar session here last Monday, reviewed
architect's sketches for the construc
tion of a union school for Negroes
and after making several suggestions
as to changes, authorized the archi
tect to proceed with final plans for
John T. Biggers, County Superin
tendent, stated, following the meetinai
that the Board authorized a meeting
of the school committees for the elec
tion of school principals for April 17,
and these committees will at the same
time conduct an open meeting for the
purpose of hearing complaints or com'
pliments concerning teachers in the
county schools. A meeting for the
election of teachers will be held about
10 days after the election of the
After some discussion concerning
the need for repairs to the fence sur
rounding Memorial Field, the 'Board
voted to repair the present fence rath
er than replace a portion, as had been
No action was taken at this meet
ing as to the purchase of seats for
the new gym at Perquimans High
School, although the costs of various
types of bleachers were discussed.
This matter was tabled until a later
Permission was granted to the Town
rf Hertford and the Harrell Gas and
Coal Company to tap into a water
main, owned by the county schools, at
a location near Perquimans High
Mr. Biggers advised the Board that
he has . been informed by Solicitor
Walter Cohoon'that an investigation
will be conducted by the solicitors of
fice in regards to the school bus acci
dent, which resulted in the death of a
10-year-old Negro girl last February
will be presented to the Grand- Jura
at the Aprpterm of Superior-court
which convenes here April 17.
In Diamond Games
Columbia and Ahoskie
Lose to Locals In One
Seven Days Remain For Individuals
To File Candidacy For Local Offices
Perquimans High School opened its
1950 baseball season by .banging' out
two conference victories during the
past week. Coach Ellie Fearing's
Indians triumphed over Columbia by
a score of 11-0 on last Friday and then
came back Tuesday to trounce theJ
Ahoskie nine in a one-sided contest
16-0. Both games were against Al
bemarle Conference opponents and
thus with their two victories the In
dians take the lead in the conference
In the game at Columbia Coach
Fearing used Bill Winslow and Earl
Rogerson as pitchers and Stallings as
catcher. Winslow struck out eight
and Rogerson fanned five. Columbia
collected one hit off Rogerson, while
the Indians hit for 11 safeties
i against the Wildcat hurler. Winslow
and Hunter were the leading hitters
for the Indians, each getting two hits.
Ahoskie used three pitchers in an
effort to stop the Indinas, but this
effort failed as the Indians hit safely
18 times and collected 16 runs. Wins
low and Rogerson, pitching for Per
quimans, gave up five hits to Ahoskie.
Winslow pitched eight innings and
was relieved by Kogerson in tne
ninth. Winslow struck out nine bat
ters from Ahoskie, wbile Rogerson
fanned one. Bright, Stallings, Wins
low and Hunter each had three nits
for the Indians.
A lance crowd of fans was on hand
for the Ahoskie contest nere lues
dav and from all appearances, the
Indians are on their way to capturing
the. I960 Albemarle Conference cham
pionship for the second straight year.
The Indians will play at Plymouth
this afternoon and at Williamston
Itifext Tuesday afternoon. Their next
home game will be played on Mem
orial Field Friday afternoon, April
14; beginning at 2 o'clock.
Owens Funeral Held
Last Saturday P. M.
Funeral services for Pattie Eliza
beth Owens, 24, who died at the Albe
marle hospital last Thursday, follow
ing a short illness, were completed
last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Lynch Funeral Home by the
Rev. Ben O. Merritt, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, assisted!!
Dy tne Kev. Li. Meekins,
Miss Owens was the daughter of
Mrs. Cora Perry Owens and the late
'Shepard Owens. Besides her mother
she is survived by two sisters, Cath
erine and Eva Ann, her grandmoth
er, Mrs. Sallie Owens and Mrs.
George Proctor; and several aunts
and uncles, including Sheriff M. G.
Pall bearers were class mates of
Miss Owens who was a graduate of
Perquimans High School.
Interment was made in the family
cemetery on the Center Hill Road.
BPW Club To Hold
Rummage Sale Sat
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Woman's Club held its
monthly dinner meeting last Friday
night at the Hotel Hertford, with Mrs.
Eleanor Wilder, international Rela
tions Chairman in charge of the pro
During the business session, Mrs.
Dora' T. Riddick, reported on the sale
of Community Concert tickets, spon
sored x by the club. Mrs. Roxanna
Jackson requested all members to turn
in articles for the Club's Loan Closet
10 the sick and the members voted
to continue the Commercial Medal
Award to a Perquimans High School
Student, excelling in commercial
Plans were completed for a rum
mage sale to be conducted by the club
on the lawn or the u. M. jacKson
home on Saturday afternoon, April 8.
The club will hold a special meet
ing at the home of Mrs. D. M. Jack-
eon Tuesday night, April 11, to com
plete plans for the District BPW
meeting to be held in Hertford April
16. All members are urged to attend
this special meeting. The club's nomi
nating committee will make its report
at this meeting.
An attendance prize, awarded at the
dinner meeting was won by Mia; Alice
Hertford PTA Meet
Next Thursday Night
The Parent-Teachers Association of
the Hertford Grammar (School (.will
meet on Tuesoy nht, ' April 13, at
ebrht o'clock m the auditorium at the
school, it - was announced today by)
Mrs. J. S, Bass, publicity 5hairman.
A nrosrram. the subject of which is
Highest Advantages, will be present
ed b ythe Ballaback community with
Mrs.: Lawrence ' Perry - as chairman.
JAMES S. TBUEBLOOD
James 8; Trneblood, 78, prominent
and life-long resident of the Bagley
Swamn community, died at the Aine
marie , Hospital early - . Wednesday
morning following a long IHness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. James
s TmeMood. fivi sons, and five
daughters and a number of grandchll
The body was removed to the Lynch
Funeral Home pending ; funeral ar
rangements. -w y , ,
Mrs. Mamie Armstrong Bianchard,
74, died at the Albemarle Hospital
last Friday morning after an illness
of 10 weeks.
She was a native, of Washington
County but had lived in Hertford
for 40 years. She was engaged in
business here with Mrs. W. M. Bray.
She was the daughter of the late
Alex and Lottie Wopdley Armstrong
and ' widow of the late Alphonzo
Bianchard. She was a member of
the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Survivors include two daughters,
Mrs. W. A. Roberts, of Elizabeth City,
Mrs. Will Temple of Shiloh. one bro
ther, Albert Armstrong of Elizabeth
City, two grandchildren, one great
grandchild, two nieces and one neph
Funeral services were conducted at
11 o'clock last ' Saturday morning at
Elizabeth City by the Rev. E. T. Jil-
son, pastor of the Holy Trinity Epis
copal Church. Burial followed in
Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.
There will be no Cancer Clinic on
Friday, April 7th because of the Eas
ter holidays. The next clinic will be
held April 14th, 'Frequently there are
more applicants for examinations than
can; be accommodated, therefore, in
order that those who live at a distance
may be sure of an examination and
thus make a trip in vain, priorities
will be sent on request, to all who live
twenty miles or more from Elizabeth
City, N. C. Address your request to
the Northeastern Carolina Detection
Cancer Center, Health Center, Eliza
beth, N. C. ' ...
The meeting of the Hertford chap
ter of the American Legion Auxiliary
scheduled for . April 6, was postponed
until Thursday, April XS, at 7:30 P.
M., at the Agriculture Building, it was
announced today by Mra. B. C. Berry,
president Plans will be made at this
meeting- for the annual Poppy Sales
and all members are urged to be pres
ent , " - " "
- Mrs. B. C. Berry. Mm. 3. R. Futrell,
Mrs. C P. Morris, Mrs. V. N. Dar
den, Mrs. W. JH. Hollowell, Mrs. G. .T.
Roach, and Mrs. Martin Tows repre
senting the local Auxiliary, at a dis
trict meeting held Monday in Eliza
beth City. ' ,
Had Varied Docket
At Session Tuesday
A vx."ied docket of 15 cases was
disposed of at this week's session of
Perquimans County recorder's court,
with Chas. E. Johnson, presiding. A
number of defendants entered pleas
of guilty but testimony offered in
three cases caused the court session
to last until nearly 2 P. M.
Pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing were entered by J. S. Fulton, V
J. Scillia, Arthur Walker, each paid
Wilson and P. J. Brush, each paid
the costs of court.
A fine of $10 and costs was taxed
against James Plumond who entered
a plea of guilty to a charge of speed
A motion of non suit was granted
in the case of J. . I. Barclift, who was
charged with reckless driving.
Ronald Driver entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of failure to ob
serve a stop sign, and he paid the
cosas of court.
Pleas of guilty to charges of pass
ing a school bus, while it was unload
ing children, were entered by Felix
Jablonoki and Sadie Wilder, each paid
the costs of court
A fine of $25 and costs of court
were assessed against Louis Zecchini
on a charge of speeding and reckless
James Bass entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of passing on a curve and
paid the costs of court.
A verdict of guilty was returned on
the case of Frank Coston, Negro,
charged with non support. He was
ordered to pay four dollars per week
to the clerk of court for use of his
Frank Coston and Charlie Hurdle,
Negroes were found not guilty of
charges of trespass.
Delroy Riddick, Negro, was found
guilty on charges of non-support of
his wife and child. He was ordered
to pay $10 per week for their support.
A 30-day road sentence was suspend
ed upon compliance with his order.
Junior Vicks, Negro, was sentenced
to jail for , 30 days on a charge of
carrying a concealed weapon.
Officers - Directors
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club, meeting here Tuesday night,
elected officers and directors for the
club year beginning July 1. Herbert
N. Nixon was elected as president,
Jack Kanoy as vice-president and di
rectors elected were Charles Henc,
Henry C. Sullivan, D. E. Hervey and
Robert Hollowell. ' '
Nixon will succeed Robert Hollowell
as president of the local club on July
Banquet Held Thursday
Members of the' graduating class
af (Perquimans" High School were
guests of honor at the annual Junior-
Senior banquet - and- dance.' given by
members of the' Junior class Thurs
day evening at , the Virginia . ball
room in Elizabeth Citv.
.The event, one of the highlights of
commencement . activities.. each", year,
was cleverly planned and the 'Juniors
were highly complimented by the
Seniors and o. r guests for a grand
Registration Books to
Be Opened Soon; at
. W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the
Perquimans County Board of Elections-,
stated today that individuals
planning to file as candidates for
county offices in the primary election
on May 27 have until six o'clock
P. M. Saturday, April 15, to appear
before him and declare their inten
tions. He added that no filing will
be made after that time, either by
mail or person.
Thus far, Mr. Ainsley reported,
nine residents have filed as candidates
for county offices. There are four in
the race for sheriff, M. G. Owens is
seeking re-election and is being con
tested by Herbert Nixon, J. Kelly
White and Nathan Trueblood; C. R.
Holmes is a candidate for County
Representative; George Powell is a
candidate for County Commissioner
for Hertford Township, Charlie Um-
phlett for Parkville and Shelton .G.
Chappell for Belvidere, and Mrs. T.
P. Brinn is a candidate for the Board
Other offices to be filled through the
primary election this year are County
Commissioner for New Hope and
Bethel; Clerk of Court; County Treas
urer; Judge of Recorder's Court and
J. Emmett Winslow has announced
himself as a candidate for re-election
as State Senator and is expected to
file with the Board within the next
day or two. '
There has been little interest mani
fested in the primary to date, with
exception of the race for the office
of Sheriff. The four candidates in
this race have been very active during
the past two weeks and opinion is
that a sizeable vote will be cast due
to this activity.
Registration books will be open
April 22, according to Mr. Ainsley,
and the Registrars for each precinct
will sit at the precinct polling places
on Saturday, April 29, May 6 and 13
for the purpose of registering indivi
duals not already on the books. A
change has 3en mf dean he- election
laws, Mr. Ainsley said, and indivi
duals are eligible to vote in the pri
mary providing they reside within the
precinct four months prior to the
general election in November. How
ever, a person who has moved from
one precinct to another since the last
election should register at the polling
place in the precinct in which he now
Judge Morris To
Preside At Court
W. H. Pitt, clerk of Superior Court,
announced this week that Judge Ches
ter Morris, of Currituck, will preside
at the April term of Perquimans Su
perior Court, having traded assign
ments for the week of April 17 with
Judge Hunt Parker, who had been as
signed to preside at the court term
Pitt stated that the Superior Court
calendar has about 20 criminal cases
and about the same number of civil
cases to be heard if possible at the
court session which will convene here
week after next.
Civil cases on the calendar were re
leased as follows: Raymond Boyce
vs. L. L. Smith, William C, Chappell
s. D. M. White, et als; Cheaspeake
Auto Co., vs. W. L. Bagley, Ben F.
Lane vs. Seashore Trans., Co., Roland
Gilliam vs. H. C. Stokes, Josiah Chap
pell vs. Winfred Chappell, Thelma
Riddick, adm., vs. Raleigh White and
Fred Winslow, W. O. Hunter vs. D. F.
Hopkins, Nathan Turner, adm., vs.
George W. Nixon, et als; Daniel Bon
ner vs. Elmer Proctor, Eleanor Jones
vs. NS Railway J. H. Newbold, Est,
vs. Jessie Phillips, Hertford Baptist
Church vs. J, L. Batton & Bro., J. m
Winslow vs. J. J. Alexander.
Teams Win Contest '!
Perquimans High. School's i debatinjff?
teams, composed 0t v Horace Wydert V
and Pat FbiUiperCarroH Berry and
l Shirley Butt, won the fright to rcpre- :
sent the Albemarle area in the Dis
trict debate 'contest to be held i i
Greenvilln Anril 13 when tiiey defea' - '
ed the teams from Elizabeth City a'
Edenton in a triangle content condut
ed last Friday. ' '
Horace Layden and Pat PIJ;1!7 '
honors. over T T"'"o'l,i C y".
in a contest ht ' ' T i
Carroll Berry t
from an I. . . . -i