Volume XVILNumber 16. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday. April 2L 1950.
Grijjd D:c!f.ci Expect: 3 To Ccnsum
l'.:!t Of Spriof Gcirrt Term
Grand Jury Indicts
Truck Driver Involved
. In "Highway Death
w last February
Perquimans County Superior Court
official indicated late Wednesday
that it wag apparent the criminal
docket of the April term of court will
consume practically the entire time
allotted n for this .court. Some 20
criminal cases were listed when court
convened Monday morning with Judge
' Chester Morris, presiding.
. Following his charge to -the Grand
Jury, Judge Morris called the cqprt
calendar and five cases Listed were
marked as continued until the next
term of court. These cases were
those of John H. White. Nejrro, chanr-
ef with assualt with a deadly weapon,
Roosevelt Smith, Negro, charged with
.trespassing and larceny; Jesse Felton,
Booker T. Harrell and Lester Keel,
all charged with driving drunk. '
' One case, that of Lemiah James,
Negro, charged with driving drunk,
' was completed Monday. The defend
ant entered a plea of guilty and he
was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and
i costs. ,
A jury returned a verdict of guilty
against Troy Elliott and Joseph El
' liott, on two counts, that of possess-
' ion of non-tax paid whiskey and trans
- porting of the same. This trial was
delayed somewhat, when on motion of
' (defense attorney, W. H. Oakey f or a
motion of non-suit because of an er
ror in the warrant, a juror was with
drawn and, the case was retried, later
cn thejday. :
.Harry Powell, Negro, entered a plea
W guilty to a charge of assualt with
a deadly weapon and he-was sentenced
to 20 months on the roads. ,
(Because of the lack of JuroTs Judge
..Morris ordered special venirey of
' 12 jurors drawi la open .court and
Sheriff M. G. O er-s summoned these
men for iury'se. xe on . Tuesday.
" Drawn - for-se-v; were John "0.
r White! Jft, C. C. r Jits, Thomas Wins
ry, WJuiim-Ugwieniis - James
Campen, Thomas Harris T. W Nixon,
J. V. Roach, W-D: Perry, Sr., and E.
- The'case of Charlie Meads, charg
with driving drunk was completed
about noon Wednesday and went to
the jury for a verdict. After about
20 minutes deliberation the jury ; re
; turned a verdict of not guilty. ,j
On Tuesday the Grand Jury re
turned a bill of indictment against
Trannis Spellman, charging him with
'manslaughter in connection with the
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Subject Of Meeting
Last Friday Light
: Peanut allotments for Perquimans
- County Producers was aired at an un
official meeting of some 60 farmers
beld last Friday, night at the Agri
culture Building ta Hertford.r1Accord-
, ing to reports, the meeting was call
ed by several individuals in an effort
to try for a rearrangement of acreage
allotments for 1950. . i,
' 'Local, opinion, concerning the farm
' program,1- was determined during the
meeting, however, little was accom
ipHshed in re--d to making changes
in Allotments t.aady set up for this
year, It was reported that some in-
jUviduals, attending the meeting, pro
posed that part of the acreage al
ready allotted should be taken from
producer and jven to farmers wo
have no allotment for thip year, due
t the fact that theyjhave permitted
their peanut allotir-"-t to lapse.
According "to reports heard," since
the meeting, a number of producers
who did not attend the discussion Fri
day nirfA, have expressed themselves
ss rr "ed to any r-Ti r -ment
Like. 3, It h r-'r1 i that Vicils
connecto! wiJi dt Farm Program
iave cUteJ there Is no hope that
-changes can be made In the Farm
program nthis late- in the season, and
it is very likely thai tLe n&tional pro-
fTam could, we rearranged on a coun
ty basis. ."','- 3 , u .
A v petition, -.ft was reported, was
Jrawn during the meeting, setting out
the proposals made, but' since -Fri-("?y
jt te also reported a number of
tV.o.e signing the petition have re
quested that their names be taken off
'i!:e peanut acreage allof- t ' ,
has been a subject iof
-t' county farmers for weeks but
"T to a check vA'Zi officios
Shows Good Increase
Perquimans residents -are making
increased use of the county Library,
according to reports made at a meet
ing of the Library Board held last
Tuesday. Mrs. Addie Jones told the
Board that books circulated within
the town af Hertford during Febru
ary and March totaled 2,801 and that
the County Bookmobile circulated 1,
839 books throughout the county com
munities during the same months.
.The Library Board announced that
new books are Being received, and
that it is the hope of the Board that
more and more residents will make
use of the Library facilities, especial
ly the Bookmobile. -
It was pointed out that the Board
is endeavoring to have the Bookmobile
service every community in the coun
ty, and individuals, not now served
by this unit, are requested to ask the
Board for service in their communi
ties, if they desire.
Vows Spolten Here
Saturday, April 5
Miss Anne Hope Atkinson, daugh
ter of Mrs. William Alford Atkinson
and the late Mr; Atkinson, of Eliza-
bethtown, N. C, became the bride of
Joseph Warren Nowell, son of Mr.
and Mm. J. W. Nowell, in a double
ring ceremony oil Saturday, April 5,
at five o'clock P. M. at the Hertford
Baptist Church. Dr. L. H. Dawson,
assisted by, the Rev. C. W. Duling,
officiated. ' :
t. Wedding music was rendered by
Mrs. Charles -E. Johnson, organast,
and Mis Dorothy Maynard, vocadiet,
who sang "Because" and "Oh mm
The bride was escorted by her
.uncleBuSM Kth Melvin; She wore
an ongtnaJ gown of white satin with
a sheer neckline yoke trimmed in seed
pearls -with a pleated bertha of white
satin. -The princess lines of the bod
ice fitted to the skirt which-had a
pleated peplum with bustle, followed
by a formal court train.- Her finger
tip veil of illusion was held in place
by a cap of white satin and seed
pearls, caught at-the side with clus
ters of lily of the valley. Her bridal
bouquet was white calla lilies.
Miss Enid Atkinson of Wilmington,
only sister of the bride, was maid of
honor..; Her gown was lime green taf
feta made with a fitted bodice, with
a bertha and a sheer neckline yoke,
followed by a full skirt. She carried
a bouquet of snapdragons and roaes,
with matching headband of flowers.
i Bridesmaids were Miss Hatty No-
well of Norfolk, sister, of the brddte'
groom, and Miss .Virginia Battersby.
They wore identical gowns, of orchid
taffeta fashioned like that of the maid
of honor with similar bouquets -of
flowers with matching ' headbands of
flowers. ' , i - f ' ;
; (Best man was the . bridegroom's
brother, Walter Nowell." Ushers were
Francis 'Nixon, Jack Symons of Hert
fc ?d and Jack Anderson of Durham.
The bride's mother wore a dress of
navy with matching accessories. :, Her
Intiiciis Score Tro
Local Team Has Out
standing Scoring Rec
ord For Year
At Meeting Thurs.
$1.50 Per Year.
Members Urged to Re
new Membership Be
fore Deadline June
The Perquimans High School In
dians continued their rampage on the
Daseoan neia aunng the past week by
chalking up two more victories at the
expense of Scotland Neck and Colum
bia. Perquimans handed Scotland
Neck a 11-0 defeat last Friday after
noon, then came back to trounce Co-J
lumbia in a five inning contest Tues
day by a score of 32 to 0.
The wins were number five and six
for the Indians for the season, with'
out a single loss. In fact, Coach El
lie Fearing charges are making what
is probably the outstanding record
among high school baseball teams this
year. They have scored a total of 97
runs in six , games as against only
one run, scored by the WilLiamston
team. They are holding a command
ing lead in the Albemarle Conference
and look like sure bets to cop this
pennant for the third straight year.
Earl Rogerson did the mound duty
for the Indians in the Scotland Neck
game and gave up five hits, while his
teammates collected 11 runs on 15
hits. Rogerson displayed great con
trol and in one inning struck out three
batters on ten pitched balls.
The contest here Tuesday with Co
lumbia was a run-away from the
opening inning and was called at the
end of the fifth frame with Perquim-'
ans having scored 32 runs on 26 hits.
Bright did most of the hurling for
Perquimans against Columbia and
struck out four. He had six hits for
six times at bat Benton, Winslow,
Walker and Tilley hit home runs for
Perquimans jumped into a nine run
lead in the first frame, added seven
runs in the second, six in the third,
four in the fourth and seven in the
Coach Fearing will take his teant
to Ahoftkie jfor a return game with
the Hertford-County team next Tues
day, then on next Friday the Indians
will play Plymouth here on Memorial
Field. The Indians have defeated
both of .these teams this season amd
are expected to continue their victory
march in both contests.
Central PTA Plans
Picnic Supper Meet
The regular meeting of the Par
ent-Teacher Association of Perquim
ans County Central Grammar School
was held Monday night, April 17, in
the school auditorium with a very
The meeting was opened with the
smjrinir of "Long, Long Ago." The
Cumberland and Bagley Swamp com
munities, with the Rev. CoyS. Saund
era as chairman, were in charge of
the program, using the subject,
"Highest Advantages." The Hev. B.
O. Merritt conducted the devotional,
followed 'by duet, "Wonderful
Lord," by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pea
body, accompanied by Mrs. Dennis
The Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul
Stallings Post of the American Legion
met on Thursday, April 13, at the
Agriculture Building with Mrs. B. C.
Berry, unit president, in charge of the
business session. Fourteen members
After the colors were advanced by
W. G. Hollowell, the preamble
was quoted in unison, then prayer was
led by Mrs. Ethel Perry. The minutes
ere read by Mrs. Hollowell and the
treasurer's report was given by Mrs.
J; R. Webb.
It was voted that the unit will
send two girls to Girl's State, and
Will send cards to the sick.
Mrs. Hollowell gave a report on
the district meeting held in Eliza
beth City on April 3, which was at
tended by seven members from Hert
ford. It was announced that Jhe De
partment books will close June 1, and
ail members are urged to renew
membership prior to that date. The
last Thursday night of each month
was designated as meeting night for
Mrs. Berry appointed the following
committees: Membership, Mesdames
Sarah White, chairman, Elizabeth
Snipes, Edla Webb, Thelma Hollowell,
Annie M. Baker, SheDton G. Chappell,
Elinor Wilder; Child's Welfare, Mes
dames Grace Morris, chairman, Pick
Sumner, Mary Brinn; Music, Mrs,
Ruby White, chairman; Rehabilitation,
Mesdames Ida Lee 'Chory, chairman,
F.Isie Gregory, Doris Ainsley; Com
mundty Service, Mesdames Helen W
Winslow, chairman, Helen Skinner,
Carroll V. Ward; Ways and Means,
Mesdames Elizabeth Snipes, chairman,
Edla Webb, Lanette Darden; Ameri
canism, Mesdames Helen Skinner,
chairman, Mary Reed, Alice Roach;
National Defense, Mrs. Thelma Hollo
well; Publicity, Mrs. Madge Towe;
'Girl's State.' Mrs. '.Alice B FHtejU;
Program, Mesdames Sybil BroulghtbiM
chairman, Bertha Lane; Gold Stan
Mothers, Mesdames" Lillie Vann, chair
man, fcisie uregory, .Lucille liong
White; Poppy Sales, Mesdames Les-
sie White, chairman, Edla Webb and
At the conclusion of their meeting,
members met in joint business discus
sion with the American Legion Post.
Twenty-eight Candidates Seek County
Offices Through Democratic Primary
Number of Contests De
velop With Last Min
Mrs. Alethia S. Hill
Died Tuesday Morning
Mrs. Alethia Sanrale Hill. 72. dil
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the
home of her sister, Mrs. O. L. Lane, in
ftiuzaoetn uty, after a lingering ill.
ishe was born at Woodville, the
daughter of the late William. J. and
Ellen Davenport Sample. She wa
the wife of the late John T. Hill.
(She is survived by one other sis
ter,- Mrs. J. Si Tuttle of Norfolk and
one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae Sample of
L'l.' u u i ! -.:... i i
uuuaucui tiiy, eeverai nieces ana
Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the Lynch Funeral Home by the. Rev.
Ben O. Merritt, pastor of the Hert
ford Methodist Church. Burial fol
lowed in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Starts Drive For
A tifal OB j-i j .
. ul w ij,cisuii iaiea tneir
candidacy for county offices with the
Perquimans Board of Election, prior,
to the deadline last Saturday after
noon, it was announced by W. F. Ains
ley, chairman of the Board. With the
lprge number of candidates in the
field, a number of contests are
scheduled for the primary to be held
Four nominations for offices are
certified with only one candidate try
ing for the office. These are Clerk
of Court, with W. H. Pitt, being the
enly candidate; county treasurer, with
Max Campbell the candidate; Judge of
Recorder's Court, Charles E. Johnson.
candidate, and County Coroner, Dr.
u A. Davenport, candidate. ,.
There are four candidates for th
Board of Education to fill four mem
berships and thus Mrs. T. P. Brmn
Mrs. A. R. Cook. Ederar Morri and
Clarence ChappeJl will be certified ai
J. Emmett Winslow is a candidate
for re-election to the offi as State
Senator for the First District. He is
one of three candidates seeking the
two seats at stake.
. j . . x J There are fowr candidates seekinjr
A drive to raise $2,000. to offset' . c-JJJ 8
'" - Ma A11VOC
having filed fer'the office are Melvin
Winslow. ! A recording, "Meet Your
corsage was red wses - with valley Mind,? : by Dr. William C. Menninger,
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! Mayor V. N.' Darden today remind
ed residents of Hertford that- trash
collection within the town of . Hert
ford will be made on Tuesday and
Fridays of each week, and he cal led
on local residents to assist the street
department in maintaining cleaner
streets by observing the collection
uayu. , - i
He requested the cooperation of
town residents by asking t&at they
place ' trash . on the breeti only on
collection days, thus assisting to keep
the town streets clean.
He pointed out that any trash plac
ed on the streets other than collection
days, must remain until the data for
regular" trash collection. He added
that this system is rf or trash collec
tion only and does not include gar
bage collection. ; t-'it
Senior Class PIry "
N ext Tuesday K Iht
Announcement was made here to-
1 E. jC. 'Woodar principal at
: . ans Hifeh " ol,- that the
l'. y i) le pres I ly members of
fcLe ior Clr i cf Ce school V "1
be rVn nfrt Vu--''y r' ' t, -f '
gave many- interesting points con
cerning mental health.
The president, Mrs. M, D. Lane,
presided during the business session.
The Objects of Parent-Teacher Aeso
ciationa were read m unison.
Mrfc Elijah White, secretary, read
the president's message and minutes
of the last, meeting. Mrs. ' Dennis
Winslow gave the report cf the treas
ury. It was announced that a -picnic
supper will be served at the meeting
in May. Mrs. A. Jtc uook askea nt
each room have -a safety display . at
that time. - t .
J. P. Stripes told of the work
complishei by Dr. E. T. Koonce, State
Health Dentist, during bis two weeks
in the school. Mr. Srdpea announced
that the Pre-Schoot CUnic wfll be
held at he acbool May 1 at 9 A. M.
Due to thei absence of Mrs. E. B. Ed
wards, historian, Mrs. EHjah . Whfte
read her report, "The. History of Per
quimans County - .Central "Grammar
'School Parent-Teacher Association.''
' Best wishes were extended to Mrs.
fMwants during her illness sr-rs-
The meeting closed with a short
recreational period . led by the Rev.
The first and second, grades, Mrs.
Mary White, teacher,, received the at
tendance award. . -. 'i -j '",
By Hertford PTA
The regular meeting of the Hert
ford Grammar School Parent-Teacher
Association was held in the school au
ditorium April 13 at 8 o'clock," with
the president, Mrs. D. M. Jackson,
presiding. The meeting opened with
the hymn, "God of Our Fathers" be
ing sung in unison. In the absence of
the secretary, Mrs. T, P. Brinn read
the minutes and the monthly message
from the State 'PTA president
During the business session the fol
lowing officers for the ensuing year
were elected: President, Mrs. W. C.
Cherry: vice president, Mrs.' J. A.
Leetej secretary, Mrs. Silas Whed
bee , and; treasurer, Mrs. Joe Towe.
The association voted to send a check
for $25 to iBert Ainsworth in apprecia
tion of his untiring efforts with the
members of the band. It was also
decided to give $5.00 to the National
PTA 'headquarters Building in Chi
cago. Since the 4TA sponsors the
Girl Scouts of this county, the asso
ciation agreed to " buy four troop
flags to be presented to the Scout
ftiw"vat a later date. Mrs. Jackson
ur.dd -all parents to cooperate both
financially and physically when called
n, to help construct the concrete play
area on tne acnooi yara.
The ' iBallahack community, with
Mrs. ; Lawrence Perry as chairman,
presented a most ' interesting pro
gram, the subject being "Highest Ad
vantages." Mrs. Perry gave the de
votional, which was taken from the
Gospel, of Saint Matthew, 'and then
she led in prayer. . Miss Katharine
Goodwin and -.Miss Shirley Goodwin
sang a duet, "The Old Rugged Cross.",
The Rev. Paul Lemons very ably dis
cussed "What We Ought to Do For
the Spiritual Development of the
Child. ,v;y::: vVr?.--; .
At the close of the meeting, door
prizes were won by Mrs. Cecil White
and the Rev. Paul Lemomk,.-::.::,::..'.-
. HOLD FISH FRY
Members of the Hertford . Rotary
CI held a f ?h fry at the municipal
r-'-"-H ' '-t Tuesday night.
. in next Tuejs-
' " ! ..t Lome. .
fixed expenses for a Perquimans
County baseball club in the Albemarle
League was started here last Friday
when a group of fans, previously
named to the club committee, met and
voted to continue efforts to give this
county a baseball team during the
coming summer. The funds raised will
be used to pay League appropriations
of $60 per week, buy uniforms and
ether equipment and pest a forfeiture
bond withfflilr league president.
The coSpktee, meeting last Fri
day night, voted to field a team and
make efforts to provide funds for
these fixed expenses, however, it re
tained .its opinion that salaries for
players will come only from the gate
Sidney Blanchard, chairman of the
Committee, named .Henry Clay Stokes,
J W. Dillon, Charles M. Harrell, Cecil
("Winslow, Joe Towe, Tim ' Matthews,
Charlie Umphlett, Steve Perry, Tom
Eason, A. R. Cooke and Archie T.
Lane as a finance committee to con
duct the drive for funds for the team.
Mr. Blanchard, A. W. Hefren, Ed
gar Morris and Julian A. White were
named to a committee to seek players
for the organization.
Henry C. Stokes, Jr., and A. R,
Cooke were named to the county
committee for the club.
i was the opinion of the commit
tee members that Perquimans should
make every effort to place a team in
the field this summer, and that this
team will be self-supporting providing
funds wfll be made available to pay
tlie fixed expenses imposed by the
league. . These expenses cover pay
ment of a $250 annual salary to the
league president and fees for two
umpires at each game.
The county committee will meet
again on Friday, April 28 at which!
time the finance committee is to re
port on progress of the fund drive.
' v 4 , MASONS TO MEET
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
ft A. M., will meet next Tuesday night
at 7:30 o'clock atthe lodge room in
Hie Court .House. ' At members are
'J ti be present
Perquimans County Census takers,
who have been canvassing the coun
ty since April 1, in connection with
the counting of individuals and gath
ering other pertinent information are
rearing completion of the task accord
ing to Walter G. Edwards, County
Mr. Edwards reported this week
that the crew has completed about
75 per cent of the Job and that he be
lieves the remainder of the work will
be finished within the next week or
two. ..'.; " .'
Can-backs, returning to homes for
information, Mr. Edwards said, have
consumed much time and slowed the
workers In the Job of gathering infor
mation needed. He expressed himself
as pleased with the job being done
by the crew and also thanks the public
for the cooperation rendered to the
census workers.. .
G. Owens, Herbert N. Nixon. J. Keilv
White and Nathan Trueblood.
Carroll R.Holms and E. M. Perry
are candidates for the office of Rep
resentative. This race developed last
Thursday when Perry, present chair
man of the Board of pounty Commiss
ioners, filed for the office. Holmes
ar.ounced himself as a candidate sever
al weeks ago.
Five contests developed for mem
bership on the Board of County Com
missioners when a total of 13 citizens
filed for the office. One candidate
from each township will be nominated
in the primary. Seeking the nomina
tions are George Powell, Archie T.
Lane and Joe Towe, for Hertford
Township; Freeman Long, Roy Chap
pell and Charles R. Ward, for Bethel;
Charlie Umphlett and E. B. Hollowell,
for Parkville; W. A. Chappell and
Irvin A. Turner, for New Hope; Shel-
ton G. Chappell, W. A. Winslow and
William C. Chappell, for Belvidere
Roy Chappell, incumbent commiss
ioner for Bethel and Charles Ward,
filed for the Board from Bethel late
last week. Chappell has served as
commissioner for a number of terms.
Ward is active in civic affairs and is
engaged in the garage business in
Hertford. E. B. Hollowell, Parkville
township resident and prominent
farmer, was also among those who
filed Saturday, as was William C.
Chappell, from Belvidere. Mr. Chap
pell has long taken an active interest
in public affairs and is widely known
throughout the county. Winslow, the
third candidate from Belvidere, is al
so widely known throughout the county.
Edgar Moms and Mrs. A. R. Cook
filed as candidates for the Board of
Education on last Saturday. Mrs.
Cook is seeking re-election to the
Board and Morris is a candidate for
the position held by Julian A. White
who announced he was retiring from
Re-elected To Johs
... County , School committees which
met here this week re-elected E. C.
Woodard- as principal at Perquimans
High School, James Snipes as princi
pal at Central Grammar' School and
Miss Thelma Elliott as principal at'
Hertford Grammar School. .
John T. Biggers, County Superin
tendent, stated today the committees
will meet again next week for the
purpose of electing the members of
the faculty at the various schools. '
County Club Women
At District Meeting
Ninety-two club women from Per
quimans County attended the District
meeting of the Home Demonstration
Clubs held at Central High School on
April 18. i
Miss Iris Davenport, Editor of Wo
man's Department of Southern Agri
culturist, who wag guest speaker had
as her subject "You Are Important.'
Mrs. Verona J. Langford, Eastern
District Agent, installed the 1951 of
ficers. Mrs. N. D. Chappell of Belvi
dere, was installed as District Secre
tary. . ;.u "
Those serving on committees from
Perqujmans County were Mrs. W. E.
Dail, Chairman of the Resolutions
Committee, Mrs. Henry Elliott served
on the time and place committee, and
Mrs. Sara Jane Banks served on the
nominating committee. Three of the
Perquimans County women, Mm. Wil-
v. nrk..i ir m
nam nisiuw, ran), iummy jnsccnewB, 1 -
and Mrs. J. B. Basnight participated ,
in . the District Report which was in
the form. of a naasin? namde. - -
OES TO MEET MONDAY. ; ?
: ine neruora chapter or the order
of Eastern Star wiM meet next THon- '
day night at eight o'clock Jn the lodge
rooms. All members are urged to be :,.
present. , . v- -