Volume XVILVNo. 17. r ,
Hertford, Perquimana County, North Carolina, Friday, April 28, 1950.
$1.50 Per Year.
C t::rifcrd Recced Lsst r.:n Jay
, Action Follows Order
Of Postmaster . Gen-
; eral Donaldson
l- Postmaster W. W. .White announced
here Monday that under orders re-
. ceived from the. Poat OMc Denort-
ment -in w&ingfton late last week,
mail delivery in tlhe residential areas
of .Hertford has fceeii reduced to one
' delivery each day. The order (became
- effetive here Monday. ; :
Under the ordew,' which were re
leased last week by Poatimaster Gen-
. eral Jesse M. Donaldson, maQ delivery
in business : districts will be made
r twice daily and there will be no cur-
bailment of service ait the Post Office;
, thus the orders will only stow down
tin connection with Khe ordem and
' the curtailment of service Postmaster
"White urges patrons of the Hertford
Poat Office to cooperate with local
- Tostal employees in carrying; out the
: orders. ' He requests that residents
. of Hertford who receive marl by car
Tier not apply at the Post Office
ior mail, rather he aAs litem to wait
1 until deliveries are made each morn-
.The order, effecting; the delivery of
man, came from Postmaster General
; Jesse M. Donaldson as part of a general-cut
in residential mail delivery
amice throughout the nation. Donald'
ron explained the cut as necessary in
view , of Congress' , decision against
his recommendation for. postal rate
increases amounting to about 600,
000,000 a year.: .
' ;Considerable criticlsra has resulted
from the order and congreflsmen' have
daimed Donaldson's move is an at
tempt to pressure Congress into au
thorizing the delivery service redue
-ti"V Donaldf. expectf to decrease
f al emr'or esy akout 13,000 be-
A nation-wide telephone- strike,
' -scheduled for Wednesday, was called
off by the union. However, a key ,diviT
n sion of the union, installation workers,
were on , strike. The long-distance
operators planning to strike Wednes-
-day reported an agreement had been
sj'eached between the union and the
American Telephone & Telegraph
. Company.- ;
President Truman this week lashed
out at critics, whom he stated were'
' carrying out the Communist investi-
gations, and he stated that there is
real danger that the Communists will
tawaUow up more free nations and
strengthen Russia for an ultimate at
; tack on the U. S. The President re
ported that insofar as the V. S. is
: concerned, there is no threat that the
Communists will take over the coun-
'try,-, ' v, r
A report from Sweden .this week
said that iparts of a jplane was found
in the Baltic Sea which could be part
. of the U. S. Navy plane which has
- been mining since early this month.
'.Two Kfe rafts, th report said, have
also been found near , the same area
. where the plane parts were discovered
by Swedish fishermen.
.Forest fires were reported raging
over many parts of North Carolina
t;ig week and thousands of acres'of
woodland have been damaged. " Offl-
aals reported that rain was needed
' . to stop many of the fires. State For
est Inspector J. B'. Hubbard reported
Wednesday that this district was the
cJy one in the Elate that did rit
have a forest fire goir, '
r -:h EIHe Fearing's Perquimans
ns b 1 out their second hase-
victory ! C.e yr ainst Ply:
r. jn a cwite&t played here laat
!?y afternoon. , It was the seven.
' aight win for the Indians in the
narle Conference. Final score
ice Bright .and Gene Phillips led
i.iJians at bat, each getting four
for the winners. Hunter bat
i i four runs on a double and two
!i.ogersont" ace lefthander for
atnjek out 14 Dmov. ..
. . i a'Jlowed only e: ' t ) " "
-i ' i 13 r--s on 1- 1
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. ", i i a r.' vn
; Senator Frank Graham, a candidate
for re-election to" the U. S, Senate,
baa named, Silas M. Whedbee, Car
roll Berry and Miss Mae Wood Wins
low to be co-chairmen for his cam
paign .in Perquimans County, accord
ing to an announcement made by Gra
liajn's headquarters in Raleigh last
Saiturday. , .
( iSenator Graham visited in Perquim
ans last Thursday, stopping here en
route to Elizabeth City where he
spoke at a political meeting last
The local co-managers for iSenator
Grahaim are well' known throughout
the county. Whedbee, former post
master here is-an attorney, Berry is a
merchant and members of Hertford
Town Board and Miss Window is ac
tive in farm and civic affair. s
With French Gifts
On Exhibit At Various
Schools In jpounty
On May land 2
A specially equipped tailer mu
seum, containing 26 separate repre
sentative exhibfta of those srift re
ceived fat Nortel Carolina iast year
from the French Gratitude Train, will
be displayed In Peftpixriu County on
Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2, School
Supt. John T. Diggers announced to-
These exh&it, Including pictures,
books, doMsf r'-' Jaee, toys, a wed-
y Wed for some time -.hv Raleigh, but
are now being sent throughout the
State in the trailer museum, Biggers
The State Department of Archives
and 'History, which is administering
the program with the support of the
State Department of Public Instruc
tion; is asking the cooperation of all
county ehoril officials in the display
of this collection.
Accordingly, Biggers has announced
tne louowing scbedule: . '
Monday, May 1, 8:30 A. M., to 11:30
A. M, Perquimans County High
Pchool 1:00 P. M., to 3:15 P. M.,
Hertford High School (Negro); and
7 P; M., to 9 P. M., Hertford Gram
Tuesday, May 2, 830 A. M., to 11:30
A. M., Hertford Grammar School, and
1 P. M., .to 3:30 P. M., Perquimans
County Central .Grammar School.
Mrs. Anna B. Smith ,
Passes At Home Here
French Qifts To Be On Exhibit
Pictured here is the trailer museum which will visit Perquimans
County on May 1 and 2, exhibiting gifts donated by residents of
France iii appreciation of the food and gifts sent to iFranoe m the
Friendship Train. ' t
Fire Destroys Saw Mill Near ffenor
Last Saturday; Loss Estimated At $15,000
. ' i
Firemen Fight Blaze
Several Hours; Or-
Fire, discovered at about 11:15 last
Saturday morning, completely de
troyed a saw mill near Nicanor, own
ed by Jack and Clifton Stallings.
Loss was unofficially estimated at
$16,000, and according to reports the
owners carried no insurance.
The Hertford Fire Department was
called to the scene of the fire at
about 11:30 A. M., but on the arrival
of the firemen, the blaze had gained
inch headway the firemen were un
able to save the miH but did prevent
the blaze from spreading to a large
pile of logs and to another saw miH.
The fire was brought under control
after about two hours work on the
part of those fighting the flames.
1 According to reports, Mr. Stallings
discovered the blaze after it had gtofl
ed considerable headway. It is under
stood that the fire started near a new
motor, and this blaze exploded a huge
oil tank, which scattered the flames
over themill area. .
The mill, which was destroyed,1 was
one of two operated by the Stallings
brothers at this location. It had re
cently been constructed and contain
ed all new equipment, which was a
total loss due to fire Saturday.
Bene Elected Head
Of Wildlife Club
Mrs. Anna B. Smith, widow of the
ate Robert W. Smith, died at her
lome In Hertford early Wednesday
morning. . -
Funeral services will be held at
Holy 'Trinity Church, Hertford, . of
which she was a member, at 11:00
o'clock Friday morning, with the Rev.
Edmund T. JJtson, rector of the church
officiating, and burial will be made
in the family plot in the churchyard.
Mrs. . Smith who was a native of
Whaleyville, Maryland, was the
daughter of the late Seth Mitchell and
Isabell Hamlin Whaley, of that place.
For a number of year the family re
sided- at Whaleyville, Virginia, and
for a number of years she has bved in
Hertford,, where her husband was a
Survivers are one daughter, Mrs.
M. S. Elliott; one grandson, Sidney
Elliott,. Jr., one granddaughter, An.
na Smith Elliott, all of Omaha,' Ne
braska; one sister, Miss Mae Whaley,
of Hereford, one brother, . . Irving
Whaley, of Bristol, Va.', and several
nieces and nephews.; ,,; (
County NEA Met
Last Thursday - ,
Members of the Perquimans chap
ter of the National Educational Asso.
ciation held a dinner meetingafc the
Hotel Hertford last Thursday night
Miss Ruth Elliott, president, presided
over the business session wlucn in
eluded reports from the principal and
t-v-yprg of the county schools. ...
i i r anker gave a report on the
accom plowed at.-.,- the
la durir-r t year.
S at t1 e
Herbert L White
Members of Hertford's Town Board,
meeting in special session here last
Monday night, employed Herbert U
White, a resident of Hertford, as
Town Chemist," and advised him to as
sume his new duties on May 1.
The employment of a town chemist
has been under consideration by the
'Board for. several months and appli
cations were received by the Board
during the past month. There were
three applications for the position and
the employment of White followed a
discussion by ' the Board as to the
qualifications of the, applicants.
Mr. White is a graduate of Atlantic
Christian College, at Wilson, and had
400 hours of post graduate work at
N. C. State College, and attended the
Naval Industrial College at Washing
ton D; C.r and the Midshipman's
School USN at Notre Dame.
Wi I. L. To Observe
A special anniversary meeting of
the Women's International League .for
Peace and Freedom will be held at the
home of Mm. Dempsey Winsiow, of
Wm'teston, Friday afternoon, April 28
at four o'clock. Plans for the 35th
year of the organization will be dis
cussed.-. According to Mies-. MattSe
Saunders,' branch president ? special
emphasis will be placed on the 'theme
of universal disarmament. "Never
'before in recent history has there been
co great a hance of such a program's
success, as now. ? The prospect of H-
bomb warfare makes it imperative
to h& the arms race" Miss Saunders
saia. i . r . ,
"Women working together as . we
are,", she aded, "can awing the tide
away from war but their Voices must
be heard, their pressure felt, and that
will be' possible only if we make a
concentrated ' errort to tfouwt . our
member " ' ," llias "'undens said.
The cr: ' Ion ws3 founded at
' " .vly afier V.'orld War
an---'" orJ.!p in 40
inariea rienc, or ueivwere, was
elected president of the Perquimans
County Wildlife Club at a meeting of
the members held last Saturday night
at the Court House. Other officers
selected were Alvah Winsiow, vice
president, and Jack Kanoy, secretary
and treasurer. '
The meeting was one of the best
held by the club in recent months, ap
proximately 40 members were present
and following the election of officers
the1 group heard a report on the "State
convention given toy ur. a. a. uonner.
n Winsiow, County Game Protect
or,! reported on-a Wildlife School he
attended at Chapel HOI for two weeks
told of work carried out in con-
on with conservation iaw&- Wins
.lso reported on recent changes
in fishing laws. -
Durinlr the business meeting"1- the
group discussed conservation projects
and planned interesting programs to
be presented at future meetings.
Topic At Meeting
A second meeting concerning farm
allotments was held at the Agricul
tural building in Hertford last Fri
day night at which time about 100
fanners discussed the present farm
program, as it effects county produc
ers and closed the meeting with an
adoption of a petition which pro
poses certain changes in the farm pro
N. C. Spivey was one of the speak
ers at the meeting 'arid, he explained
the purpose of the meeting, urging
cooperation among program officials
and producers to bring about equal
distribution ox allotments, on a per
centage basis. V
The petition adopted at the meet
ing calls for the farm program to set
up allotments on a percentage basis,
and calls for the allotment to stay
with a farm so long as allotments are
in force. ' It provides thai a producer,
can trade, lend or give away an al
lotment for any given period of tome
but the allotment is returnable to the
original farm the following year,
Much interest was manifested by
those attending the meeting regarding
changes in the allotment program,
however, as yet, there is no word of
any official action being taken toward
tliis movement . ; ,
HUGE STILL CAPTURED If! COUNTY
TUESDAY BY U. S. OFFICERS AND SHERIFF
Seventy four members of the eighth
grade class at Perquimans High
School, accompanied by Mrs. Harper
uawson, Mrs. Ben Whitley and Mrs.
T r ,ca. i -r . . .
nenry oiones, jr., spent Taday in
Raleigh visiting government and his-
troic buildings. The trip was in con
nection with the 8th grade course of
study of the. history and government
of North Carolina,
During the day the students visited
the Capitol, Governor's mansion,
btate Museum, Hall of History, State
college and State School for the
A picnic lunch and merry-go-round
rades were enjoyed at Pullen Park.
The group returned here Friday night.
Open On Saturday
W.! . F. AInsley, chairman of the
Perquimans Board of Elections, an
nounced today that registration books
will be opened Saturday, April 29, at
the polling;; places in the six pre
cincts of the county for the purpose
of registering voters for the primary
to be held May 27 " .
Ths books will remain open- until
May 13 for. registration, and on May
2fr for challenge.
' Election officials met' with the Board
cf Elections on 'Tuesday and .re
ceived instructions concerning changes
made in the election laws.
' WINS SCHOLARSHIP
Word has been received here that
Irvin White, former Hertford resi
dent, has received a Naval Reserve
Officer Training Scholarship and will
enrojl as a . midshipman at Pennsyl
vania C-ate College in September,
The scholarship allows for a four
year . course with two years enlist
ment as a reserve naval officer, " -
In Long Session
After Week Recess
Varied Docket Of 34
Oases Heard; Seven
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court held a day-long session here
Tuesday clearing a docket of some
forty cases which accumulated during
we court's recess last week while Su
perior Court was being held.
Thirty-four cases were disposed of
at the session Tuesday and seven
were continued until the next term of
Entering pleas of guilty to charges
of speeding, the following paid the
coats oi court: Leonard Smith, C. W
Rubais, Meivin David, Jerome 'Brill,
ffurman Howard, Dennis Tynfes,
Ralph Shepard, Frank.'MustCfc HuBert
Narland and flarre 'Sinneman.
A fine of $5 and costs of court was
taxed against Leo Schoen, Raymond
rerry, Thomas Conte and Jack Dul-
foerry all of whom entered pleas of
guilty to charges of speeding.
Thomas OTOnen paid a fine of $10
and costs on a charge of speeding.
Lester Mills, charged with trans
porting illegal liquor, plead guilty
and paid a fine of $25 and costs.
. Hayward Mills paid a fine of $15
ana costs on a charge of possession
of non-tax paid liquor.
John Bipers entered a plea of guil
ty to a charge of driving drunk and
paid a fine of $100 and costs of court.
Alexander Sutton, Negro, was tax
ed with the court costs on a charge
of being drunk and disorderly.
Johnnie Chappell paid the costs of
court on a charge of failure to ob
serve a stop sign. .
Merit Saweer was found guilty on
a charge of non-support of his wife.
He was ordered to pay $40 per month
tc the court for the use of his wife.
Louis Hoffler, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court on a charge
Hayward Goodwin was sentenced to
30 days in jail on a charge of being
Costs of court were taxed against
Hazel Haytnes on a charge of permit
ting stock to run at large.
Willie Jones, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court on a charge
of being drunk.
J. T. McDonald, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of burning brush
without a permit. He was ordered to
pay a fine of $50 and coat3.
Thomas Felton, Negro, charged
with assault with a deadle weapon,
was taxed with the court costs.
(Richard Waldeii charged with pass
ing a school bus, entered a plea of
guilty and he was fined $25 and
costs. ! '
Two Men Arrested In
Connection With Raid
Kheriff Melvin G. Owens, assisted
by ATU and ABC Officers of Eliza
beth City, arrested Wayland White,
Jr., and Edward Smith, of Belvidere
Township, Tuesday afternoon on
charges of manufacturing illicit liquor
and transportation of same.
Officers assisting Sheriff Owens
were Jack Gaskill, Mose Harshaw, Ar
thur Echard, ATU officials and Ben
ny Halstead and A. D. Baum, ABC
. Later Tuesday night the same of
ficers arrested Charlie J. Trueblood,
of Belvidere, charging him with the
same offense. ...
The arrests followed an investiga
tion conducted ,by Sheriff Owens Over
a period of several days. This investi
gation also revealed the site of a 400
gallon still, allegedly operated by
White, Smith and Trueblood.
The officers went to this site, lo
cated five miles south of Newby's
Bridge, on Wednesday morning and
found the 400-gallon still and 1,000
gallons of mash. The still and mash
were then destroyed 'by the officers.
Preliminary hearings for White and
Smith were held before a U. S. Com
missioner In Elizabeth City Wednes
day afternoon, at which time the Com
missioner bound the defendants over
to Federal Court. A preliminary
hearing will be held for Trueblood
Scheduled May 3rd
The Young People of Woodville
Baptist Churchy conducting a drive to
raise funds for a building, will pre
sent a womanless wedding at the Per
quimans Central Grammar School in
Winfaill on Wedaesday night, May 3,
at 8 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the event and help the Young
People with their campaign for build
Those taking part in the woman
less wedding are.
Bride, Haywood White, groom, G.
M. Singletary; maid of honor, G. .
Wood; best man, Sherrod Fulghum;
preacher, Johnnie Gregory.
Flower girls, Billy Bray, Winton
Gregory; ring bearers William Gay
and Ed Lee Jennings; train bearers,
Alden Bray and Carlton White;
bridesmaids, Frank Bray, Charlie
Lane, A. R. Cook and Kader White.
Pianist, Kader White; soloist, J. P.
Snipes; jilted lover, Johnnie White;
bride's father, E. S. Fulghum; moth
er, Abe Godfrey, Sr.; sister, Joe Par-
rish; grandmother, E. R. Whedbee.
Groom's father, Abe Godfrey, Jr.;
mother, Billy Gregory; sisters, Carl
ton Elliott and Joseph Elliott.
Ushers, J. A. Bray, Hersey E.
Gregory, E. A. Allen and Wilson
At Belvidere Home ;
Sheriff M, G, Owens reported Wed
nesday that he is continuing the in
vestigation of ah attempt to destroy
a home in Belvidere Township last
According to. Sheriff Owens,. the
incident took place at about 10 P. M.
last Saturday. He stated that his in
vestigation .has revealed V that at
about, -that .'time 'some person or per
sons passed the home of Mrs. Charlie
Trueblood and threw two sticks of
dynamite into the yard." - The explo
sion; of the dynamite caused 15 win-
l.w panes in the house to break.
Th Sheriff stated that Mrs. True-'
blood was in her home at the time of
the explosion but escaped Injury from
the blast. . - -A ,
Glenda Lane Wins
Glenda Lane, of Belvidere, was the
popular choice as Perquimans queen
to participate in the Potato Festival
to be held in Elizabeth City on May
S. She was selected to represent the
county by the judges of, the contest
held last Friday night at the State
Theater, according to B. L. Gibbs,
RuimenMip in the contest were Wil
lie Mae Chappell and Edna Earl
Hurdle. All three of the young ladies
were awarded a month's, pass to the
theater for winning places in the con
test As Perquimans representative, Miss
Lane will participate m a district con
test to be held in Elizabeth City to
night The winner of tonight's con
test will be named as queen of the
festival and runners-up will be Jbe
queen's attendants on May 3. .
Senior Class Play
To Be Repeated Mon.
By popular demand, tb 'Senior
Class of . PCH.'S. will give a repeat .
performance of its annual plajf the
musical. "Mammy's Lil' Wild Rose."
Playing before a capacity house of ap4
proximately one . thousand . .persons, v
popularity of the play demanded an
other performance. " This command '
performance will 'be given at 8 P, M
in the High School Auditorium on,
Monday night, May 1st v .