l' Volume XVII. No. 18.
.Hertford, Perquim County, North Cc olina, Friday, May 5,1950.
'- Forty-seven Seniors to
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- ' Commencement exercises will , open
at Perquimans County High School
. Sunday evening, - May 28, with the
baccalaureate sermon delivered by the
, 'llevV Paul C. Nickens, pastor of the
.' Plymbl15paptirtiPtb'''!, Local
'pastors and the school choir will also
' take part in- this service.
,Th; following ,; night, the Senior
:elass will observe Class (Night exer
cises, by- presenting "Footprints and
, Time." v Claire Hunter, ai Sahita
, torian, with an average of 97, will
give the Address of welcome. The
- - remaining roles will be filled by stu
- -s" dents in the order of their high school
? averages: :' 'Shirley . Butt,, class presi-
dent and ; prophet; Pat IPhillllps, tes
tator; Ronald Butt, historian; Anne
Madre, giftorian, : assisted by Ruth
Haskett; Faye. Rae , Bymbns, poet;
iRuby ''Lanev statistician, 'nd Mar-
- jorie Perry,, valedictorian, . with an
1 - Average of 97. ' Others who made the
, Grand Honor Rolf that; will have
speaking -parts are Emma. Bogerson,
Nathan Spivey and Wade Jordan.
. ; Graduation exercises will be held
I Tuesday night, May 80, when the
Senior will be addressed by Fred
Laughon, pastor of Talbot Park Bap-
- tiBt.Churely Norfolk, Va; Mr. Laug-
- bojn willbe remembered by the many
' citixens of Perquimans County who
heard him last commencement with
so much pleasure that he was invited
v to return by this year's class. The
' Glee dob will render two selections.
S ' The 47 Seniors will be awarded
their diplomas at ibhis time by J.'T.
"- . Biggers, Superintendent of Schools.
Those making the Grand Honor "Roll
, -wiUhave toe gold Beta, Seal attach
" d to their diplomas. Mr. Woodard
will award medals for '"outstanding
. , service MwH'i field .of ; Scholarship,
' -4 Dramatics, Bano, Joijrnalism, Student
- v Conciij CoraihereiaV
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VMM :timM HIGH SCHOOL BufetPrerJs.
At r'oeting Monday
Application For Beer Li
cense Tabled By Com
H -7 jWW5y(i r M -The-lSeal committe eneavoririg to
r Tiientary ? school. Attendance and
' ' other awards will be given tit this
time which will mark the close of the
school year-for the 1949-50 term,
, A report iss'ied in Washington this
week by the Departmens of Agricul'
fnra ert&tAtl that it .Tineared itJiAt mid'
ble : peanuts will be in short supply blood program each' of ithese meet-
' this year and therefore growers in
- North Carolina and Virginia will be
permitted to sell about the isame
amount of such peanuts as were mar-
beted m 1947,
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INorUi Carolina's f Highway Patrol
had a new commander Monday when
James R. Smith, a ' veteran of the
system was promoHied from executive
officer to that of commander: ' Smith
replaced Tony Totar who resigned the
post about three weeks ago, . Smith
iwas one of the original 87 men as
signed to the Patrol when it was first
organized and he 1s the first from
the ranks to assume the post as com
mander. ' ' .'.-;-fc
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' CasnnaignA to break pp -organized
gambling throughout the nation have
broken out in a number of large cities
and Congress is 4o Safeing action to
' curb' these .activities. The drive ap-
-pears to be, directed at illegal betting
on horse races, but the investigations
are uncovering all types of . gambling
reported as being .widespread among
residents of- many stated.-
Britain's I LaboiN Government, won
another close test of voting strength.
this week when a furptise move by
lcn ended with 4he Labor group re-
cl Jt moi rots In rarKment
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Ilus'.tlie 1 Cvanmert eosUssKi
In power ; and , ' report Weir-sd,
r-atf' members feadjtifyril,; ti I la
t'va ConseraatSves in an eort to oust
V Lobor group frora'power. ; : ;'
The Parent Teachers Association of
Hertford Grammar School will
"Thursday evening," May ttth at
rt., at the school. A very Intar
t -program has been planned, the
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For Brave Action
Eugene Myers, 12, son of Mrs. L,
D. Myers, received special recogni
tion by members of some 10 Boy
Scout troops at a big camporee held
last Saturday night ( at ;Camp Perry
for an act of, bravery in rescuing
seven-year-old Jimmy 'Wheeler from
drowning .in the Perquimans River,
- According to- the report made by
Scout officials, Eugeng puMed Jimmy
from the river on Tuesday of last
week, after ; Jimmy, while reaching
for a boat oar, fell overboard. Eu
gene was standing oji the river bank
and seeing Jimmy was' in trouble
jumped in and rescued the boy.
.For his action Eugene received the
praises of his fellow Scouts at the
cemporee. Some 21 boys from the
Hertford troop, accompanied by
Scout Officers- Charles Skinner, Bill
White, Emmett Landing and Bob El
liott, attended the camporee, and
each of the patrols received awards
of ribbons for camping.
Red Cross Blood
A campaign to recruit additional
volunteers for the Red Cross Blood
Bank program is now 'being conducted
by the Perquimans County Committee
under he - chairmanship of Charles
M. Harrtll, it was reported here this
Mr. Harreli stated that the Red
Cross Bloodmobile will visit this
cotmty again on May 23, at which
time the local chapter is hopeful that
At least 100 volunteers will donate a
I pint of blood 4o be used 4 the Red
Cross program in this area. The pro
gram supplies blood for free trans-
f usion8.4a hospital m thus area.
donors, is seeking donors' from civic
clubs and organizations in the county
and from each home dem'onsit ration
club. Each group is being asked to
furnish five" volunteers, to gdve blood
on May 23.
, iFor the present the volunteer com
mittee is the most active in preparing
for the bloodmobile visit but Mr. Har
rell pointed out that other committees
will also shortly swting into action
getting ready for the bloodmobile
Members of the Red Cross commit
tee are visiting each club meeting in
the county seeking, volunteer donors
and are explaining tthe Red Cross
ings. The aim of the committee is to
secure at least 1,000 donors for the
program and if successful in accom
plishing: this goal, within the next
year or two, the donor (then will, be
ased to donate blood only once in
several years. , ;
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'Plans are now being completed for
he. holding of a "Milk Producers
School" to be sponsored by tiie Dis
trict Health Department . ? : r.
'The schools is to be conducted May
8-9 and will be held in tlhe Auditorium
of the Pasquotank County Agriculture
Building; Elizabeth City, N..C. Time
of the, school is 8:00 P. M. : A differ
ent 'program will be conducted each
night, Classes wiU last about 90 min-
utes.''-'';':!'-H: ' ';- ; H -:i;S;H;?;.:
An invitation is extended to anyone
nterested in the mfilldng of cows
whether it be the owner of a family
cow or the owner of several hundred
$1.50 Per Year.
Members of; itne Board of County
Commissioners1 met in a day-Jong
session here 7 Jast . -Monday, during
which' they received a -number of pro
posed budget, plans for the next fis
Definite action was taken only on
a proposed budget for the County
Welfa-e Department and in this mat
ter tht Board voted to cut a proposed
increase in the number of old age as
sistance and aid to .dependent chil
dren applications, to be taken during
the year, to one-half of the number
requested iby the Department.
No action was taken alt this meet
ing concerning a proposed increase in
a budget to permit increases in sal
aries to the Negro County Agent and
Negro Home Agent.
The Board discussed several drain
age projects, previously submitted,
and authorized the clerk of the Board
to investigate progress of these pro
jects with the State Highway Com?
An application for a renewal of a
beer license for Oak Point was tabled
without action by the Board. It was
reported that 'the County Attorney
recommended this procedure pending
investigation of a suggestion made
hero recently by Judge Chester Mor
ris concerning this place of business.
Sheriff M. G. Owens refused to issue
a renewal of this license without au
thorization of the County Board.
In connection with this matter it
was announced that retailers of beer
must renew their licenses as of this
week, otherwise they face court ac
tion for making sales without a license.
member of Veteran farm classes in
the Conservative Party on a tax .prob-lhe Hejdtit Strict or adjoining eoun-
tiev Also - memwwni w anywno
considering going intg the dairy busi
ness. r-f'-:-''4";?-; Vv;;-''
Appearing on' the program will be
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District -Health
Officer, Dr. VahL Veterinarian, Swin
dell Lowry, Pasquotank County Farm
Agent, a ; representative" jfroni i" the.
Surge Company.'Rccky Mount; Fran
cis" Patterson, ii. C. Department of
Agriculture; andK. I,S Eyer, Sai
tarian. District Health Department.
Subjects covered will Include milk
borne dlseasesj fly control; fcaiatures
and feeding; diseases of cows; demon.
stration and explanation oi laopra-
Members of JJie Hertford Rotary
Club wiM be hosts to their, wives at
an annual Rotary -Anne party on
Tuesday night, May 16, it was an
nounced by Robert HolIowel'I, presi
dent at a meeting of the group this
Mr. Hollowelil also named commit
tees to serve in making arrangements
for the 25th anniversary meeting of
the Rotarians on June 20. These com
mittee appointments were, V. N. Dar-
den, D. E. Harvey, arrangements; C
P. Morris, and A. W. Hefren, invita
tions: Max Campbell, program: R. S.
Monds, Jr., leader; Edgar White, mus
ic; Charles HencK speaker; Dr. C. A.
Davenport, R. S. Monds, Jr., J. Em-
imet't Winslow, C. R. Holmes and V.
N. Darden, greetings.
Jams Ward, chairman of the Red
Cross Blood Bank volunteer commit
tee, was a guest of the club at the
meeting this week and he spoke brief
ly on the plans for the bloodmobile
which . comes to Hertford again on
May' 23. He explained ifchat the Red
Cross Oommdttee is endeavoring to en
list ifiva volunteers from each civic
organization in- the county, who will
donate a pint of ; Mood to the pro
gram this montlh . -
A number of the club members vol
unteered for the program following
the talk by Mr. Ward.
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Plans Poppy Sales
Members of the Auxiliary of the
American Legion are completing
plans for the. sale of -Poppies on
Saturday, May 27, according to Mrs.
Leasie E. White, chairman of the
committee. - r ;
In a statement issued today, Mrs.
cows. Invitations are also extended toJWMte stated; "Let each of wear
C :rd Of Education
Scaks Speed-up On
Reelected Teachers Ap:
roved; Use of Build
Perquimans County Board of Educa
tion,1 meeting in regular session here
on Monday acted to speed up the con
struction project of building a Negro
Union School at Winfall. Memibers
of the Board called on Architect J.
W. ipriffin, who is in charge of the
plahs for this school, to hasten his
work in order that building of this
school can be started within the next
few weeks. Griffin promised the
Board immediate action in connection
with, plans for the building.
Oiher matters handled at the meet
ing.. included the approving of all
county teachers who had been re
elected by the various school com-
mittees. J. T. Biggers, County Su
perintendent, reported !the resignation
of Rudolph Wiggs and L. G. Finch as
members of the faculty at Perquimans
The Board voted approval for civic
clubs and organizations to use school
buildings without charge except for
a small janitorial fee.
'After much discussion on the status
of married pupils, attending county
schools, the Board tabled the subject
for further consideration; iHowever,
the Board authorized any principal to
invoke general statute 115145, which
calls for suspension of any tpupil who
may be a menace to the scnooi.
Superintendent Biggers was author
ized to have burned out light bulbs,
on' Memorial Field replaced, and also
to place an order for gym seats for
use in the Perquimans High School
'Mr. Biggers reported to the Board
that the drainage and leveling of a
apkyground area at Perquimans Train
lag School had been completed.
Perquimans' High School's high fly
ing baseball team marked up its ninth
straight victory over Albemarle Con
ference ' oppenents on Tuesday when
Coach Elilie Fearing'3 charges set
back Scotland Neck by a 7-0 score.
Earl Rogerson did 'the pitching for
the Indians and held the Scotland.
Neck boys under control throughout
The victory sewed up the conference'
championship for the Indians, for the
third consecutive year. Perquimans
has only one conference game remain
ing on schedule and Ithat will be play
ed today at Ahoskie.
AMERICAN LEGION POST MAKING PLANS
TO CONSTRUCT NEW HUT ON RIVER SITE
HDC County Council
The County Council of Home Dem
onStratfon Clubs entertained the coun
ty commissioners and their wives and
the Extension Workers and their
wives or husbands on Monday, at a
luncheon at the Agricultural Building,
The menu consisted of Southern fried
chicken, English Peas, Potato Salad,
sliced tomato, pickles, hot rolls and
butter, hot coffee and apple pie a' la
Those present at the luncheon were
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Perry, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy S. Chappell, Mr. and Mrs
Archie T. Lane, George Jackson, Tol-
lie Twine, Mrs. Fred Matthews, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Ward, Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Topping, Mr. and Mrs. I. C.
Yagel, Mr. and Mrs. George Fields,
Mrs. Emory White, and Miss Lillian
The Belvidere Club was hostess for
To Force Hertford
Out Of Baseball
Action taken by directors of the
Albemarle Baseball League at a meet
ing held in Plymouth last Tuesday
night has all but killed any possi
bility that Parquimans Couuty will
enter a team in the league during the
coming summer. Sidney Blanchard
and Edgar Morris, represeniting Hert
ford at the meeting, this week for
mally withdrew from the league.
Directors from Windsor, Plymouth,
Edenton and Colerain voted to change
the rules of the league whereby each
team will be permitted to hire nine
non-resident players. This action, ac
cording to the opinion of the direc
tors attempting to organize a local
team, will make baseball cost too
much money forthis .community to
attempt to field a team.
Hertford representatives at league
meetings held this year have contend
ed at each meeting the need for re
ducing costs of operations but did
compromise with other representa
tives to permit the hiring of sdx
players. This agreement was made
in Hertford last month and all direc
tors voted for it. Now, that four of,
the teams have voted to continue the
$&gue along the - same expensive
Tmes as dn the past three years, the
Perquimans directors have decided it
will be impossible for them to con
tinue with plans to field a team, us
ing practically all .local players.
Blanchard and Morns contacted
most of the local directors upon their
return from Plymouth, and it was the
Election of Officers For
Coming Year Held at
Construction of an American Le
gion hut, long a dream of the Per
quimans County post of the organiz
ation, will soon become a reality, ac
cording to post officials, final plans
and details of things necessary for an
early beginning were worked out at
the May meeting held on Thursday
night of this week.
Things have been moving fast
since the April meeting, when it was
announced that Legionnaire R. E.
Matthews would gie the post cleat
'title to two acres of property on the
Perquimans River, on which to build
a hut for the William Paul Stailings
Post, No. 126. The offer was eajrer-
ly accepted, and a special meeting
called for April 27, at which time
plans were discussed.
The site presented to the Lesion
was declared by many to be one of
the most beautiful on the river, being
011 a bluff overlooking the waiter.
about four miles from Hertford, on
the Harvey Point road.
With a small fund established some
time ago for a building fund as a nu
cleus, further donations of materials,
cash and labor, already made, and
promised, will make possible a perma
nent home for the Perquimans Post,
which numbers some 140 members at
present Present plans call for a one
story block building, thirty by sixty
feet, with a meeting hall, kitchen,
ladies' and men's lountres and other
Besides new cash donations re
ceived, materials given so far Snclude
granite blocks, brixment, plumbing
fixtures, pipe, lumber, an electric
stove and items of furniture.
Besides the building project, other
important business handled by the
Legionnaires at the meeting last
night was the election of post officers
for the coming year. The election of
officers came earlier this year than
last due to a decision handed down
by the N. C. Department of the Le
gion, which requested omeers to oe
selected at May meetings.
State Farm Bureau
At Local Meeting
n in FriHav aftenwnn thaaJn- consensus of tne directors tnat una
dian trounced WMliamston bv a score community withdraw from the league.
f i9n s o o-oa riavl horo nn However, a meeting- 01 ians win m
Memorial , Field. Winslow did the
mound duty for Perquimans and he
Struck out 15 Williamston batters.
The visitors garnered only four hits.
Perquimans had a big inning in the
8th scoring five runs.
Perquimans will close its baseball
season with games against Edenton
end Elizabeth City. The farst of these
contests will be played in Elizabeth
City on next Wednesday, the second
in Edenton on May 18th; then Eliza
beth Citv will Plav in Hertford on
May 19 and Edenton on May 22.
tory results. The following films have Uerestingly occupied."
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Vbf MJIk ProMar" n in Words
Poppy en Poppy Day., 1 Poppies are
made by disabled veterWs in our
hospitals. - For : many , ,of them the
city, money- they .have that re
ceived for Poppy making. -."The
Poppy industry is the backbone
of our rVhabilitatioa 'program and
each year more and; more . veterans
are turning to the American Legion
Auxiliary , t of i help nd . encourage
men, . 4
' "The memorial Poppy is a " replica
of the wild popples whicb. "grow be
tween' the trosBMB- in th$-' world war
cemeteries - in Europe. They are
made of red crepe paper because this
gives the "veterans in . the hospital
mors to keep hands annd minds in-
"So here in our own county we-r
asking you, to belpL that this may be
the greatest Poppy v Day ? ever, .-The
disabled veterans h"7.e done their part
in nr"r tve potry." The rest Is
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Held At Nicanor
The first of a seriees of (political
rallies, scheduled to be held through
out Perquimans County during the
next three weeks was held Wednesday
night at R. M. Baker's store in Ni
canor precinct, "
' Candidates seeking local office who
were present and made short speeches
to the audience were W. H. Pdtt, W.
A. Chappell, Ervin Turner, IW.. C.
Chappell Earl Hollowelil, - Charlie
UmphletL Charlie Ward, Roy Cbap-
peil, Joe Towe, Archie Lane, Clarence
Char-"!, Herbert Nixon, Kelly White,
Melvi-i" Owens, - Nathan iTrueblood.
Carroll Holmes and WiUiam Copeiand.
Silas 'Whedbee spoke in behalf of
Senator Frank P Graham.
' n bias been reported ' that other
rallies will be held n the following
schedule: Tonight, at New Hope; May
10, Belvidere; May 12, Bethel; May
17, Winfall, and May 19, Hertford. '
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TO GIVE RECITAL - .
The piano pupils of Mrs. R. Ralph
White will .present a musical minstrel
in their annual recital at the Chowan
High School on .Thursday night, May
11, 'at eigb o'clock. The pnwic is in
vited to attend. V , . V ' - "
held at the Court House in Hertford
Monday night and a final decision will
be made at that time.
High School Honor
Roll Is Released
E. C. Woodard, principal at Per
quimans High School today released
the names of 45 students who won
scholastic honors during the fifth
grading period and thus were listed
on the honor roll for this period. The
eighth grade led all other classes in
the number of students on the honor
roll, having 13 making the roll.
The students listed on the roll this
8th grade Tilson Chappell, Hudson
Fisher, John Monds, Marshal Wins
low, Leo Dail, Mattie Morse, Kath-
erine Ann Ward, Jean Butt, Jeanette
Chappell, Margaret Harreli, Joanne
Lane. Sidney Bateman, Clarence
Chappell. ' '
9th grade Faye Butt, Mable mar
tin v Whedbee, MarHy Baker, . Nan
Ella White, Dorothy iWtaslow. .
? 10th gradeMarguerite Sutler,
Lewis Dawson, Tommy Sumner, Mar
vin; White, Amy Van- Roach, Mar
garet Symons; Pauune iBurbage.
11th grade Virginia liay, ifercy
Rogerson, Calvfin 1 'Butt, Christine
Thatch, Doris Faye Allen, Norma
Butt, Mary Sue Cook, Catherine Good-wim
12th grade Marjoifie Perry, Faye
RaeV Symons, Ronald Butt, Shirley
Butt. Mary Lee ChappelK Laura Hop
kins; Claire Hunter, Dorothy Jordan,
Ruby Lane and Pat PhMlips. . - :
MASONS MEET. TUESDAY
PeraufimiaMi Lodfle. "No. 106, A. F.
& A. M., will meet Tuesday night. ;
The Perquimans County Farm Bur
eau met in Pelvidere Community
House Thursday, April 27, at 8:00 P.
M., with R. Flake Shaw, Executive
Vive President of the State Farm Bur
eau " as guest speaker. Mr. Shaw
spoke on the subject of Farm Legisla
tion affecting the peanut program.
"Conditions have changed," he Said,
"in the National Legislature during
the last ten years just as other things
have changed. It is much harder to
get programs through than formerly."
He also said that representatives of
the peanut producing states have re
cently held a meeting to begin work
toward improving the peanut program
'Some of the leading peanut produc
ing states are Texas, New Mexico,
Florida, Georgia and South Carolina,
North Carolina and Virginia. Georgia,
he said, produces more peanuts than
North Carolina and South Carolina
together, therefore North Carolina
can not have much strength when it
comes to changing the peanut pro
gram. She must have the backing of
the other states concerned.
If the peanut producing states want
an improved program they must first
get together on what they want.
Clarence Chappell, President of the
Perquimans County Farm Bureau,
presided over the meeting. Mr. Shaw
was introduced by Wm. C. Chappell.
Following Mr. Shaw's address, a mov
ing picture entitled "In the Clover"
was shown by E. W- White, vice-presi
dent of -the local ch. Approxi
mately 60 Farm Bureau members at
tended the meeting. The next coun
ty wide Farm Bureau meeting is
scheduled to be held at New Hope
sometime in July.
To Start Sunday
A series of revival services will be
conducted at the Hertford Methodist .
Church, beginning Sunday May 7, and
continuing for. one week, it was an
nounced today by .the iRev. Ben o. 4
Merritt, pastor. IServices will be held
daily beginning at & P. M., and the -pastor
will do the preaching., The t
public is cordially invited to attend., ,