Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 12, 1950.
p :S I i&g PcJitlcd ; Rdias Increasing Interest
rimay Election To Be Held May 27th
Fcr D!ood Progmn
51 Members . of Civic
Groups Volunteer to
Donate Blood ,
' (More donors are needed if Per
quimans County is to meet its quota
when UtB- Ked Cross Bloodmohile
comes here again May 23, it was re
ported today by Charles M. 'Harrell,
chairman of the local Red Cross
Blood Program committee.
-The chairman stated hat 51 indi
viduals, members of ' various clubs
throughout the county have' vo'lun
teered to donate one pint of blood to
the program when the Red Cross unit
comes here a week from next Tues
""Committee memberB have worked
diligently during the past several
weeks to explain this program to
county residents but thus far there
appears to be a reluctance on the
part of most citizens to cooperate with
'The recent drive for volunteers for
the program has accounted for five
members of the VFW Club to volun-
- ' tee, five from the Rotary Club, five
xrom the Lions Club, five from Bethel
Ruritan and five from the American
. - .Thirteen member of various Home
: Demonstration ; clubs have also vol
unteered as donors, these were divided
- ; -., a follows: Burgess club, 5: Belvi-
' den club, 2; Whiteston club, 2; Nina
White club, l;New Hope club, 1; and
Snowhill-White Hat, 2; and the Busi
ness and Professional Women's Club,
, (Negro Home Demonstration clubs
from Chinquapin: and Bethel signed
in six uaAbng'tite"1
,Mr. HarreU alte reported jlhat a
large number T individuals hat re
V ceived donor cards and he urges these
persons to nigKiad retain the eftrds
- immediat'yi in; .Unit the n
1, mttte'S Wi aaaigl uifrgtiirtrieiattr:
V to each of the volunteers. '
Public reaction to reduction in Post
al ; service, as regarding one-a-day
. tiome delivery, has 'hit Washington,
and this 'week a Senate committee
voted to direct the Postmaster Gener
al to restore the service. According to
the report, before the service can be
Testored, both Bouse and Senate com'
mittees must agree to the order.
President Truman is aboard a spec-
ial train, traveling a wide circle of the
middle am) north wet this - week
making a political tour in behalf of
Democratic candidates for the House
and Senate prior to the general elec
tion this November. The President
is scheduled to make a number of ma
jor speeches during , the tour but most
ly fee will greet the crowds that gath
er at tray-aide stations along the
planned travel route. . -.
$1.50 Per Year.
More Than 500 Attended
Event at New Hope
Last Friday Night
More than 600 politically interested
citizens attended a rally held at New
Hope last Friday night The rally
was one of a series being held
throughout the county in connection
with the Democratic primary to be
held May 27.
W. E. Dail was an able toastmaster
for the event and speeches were made
by a large number of the candidates
seeking nomination to county and
ISpeaking in behalf of their candi
dacy for the office of Representatives
were C. R. Holmes and b. M. Perry.
Those making speeches in behalf of
their candidacy for office as county
commissioners were George Powell,
Rotarians Donate To
Child's Medical Fund
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club voted, at their meeting Tuesday
night, to contribute the sum of $25
to the Daisy Alice Ward Fund, be
ing raised throughout the nation; for
the medical assistance of a teen-age
girl of Edenton who was seriously
burned at her home several months
The fund was started by W. E.
Debnam, Raleigh radio commenator,
and sponsors of the drive are seeking
$10,000 needed, according to estimates,
to provide medical services in an ef
fort to save the child's life.
The local donation was announced
by Robert Hollowell, president of the
Mr. Hollowell also reported that
plans are complete for the Rotary's
' The famous FEPC issue is again
before Congress, and a report from
'"Washington this week indicated the
first vote on the measure is likely to.
come next week. Southern Demo-
cratte members of Congress mainly,
ft opposed to the program, and re
port state a filibuster da expected to
develop in an effort to halt the vot-
i North CJaroHna Democrats gathered
in a t State Convention in. Raleigh
Thursday, and some 4,000 iparty mem
bers wer m hand for' the meeting.!
. ' Much interest -was manifested in this
rear's meeting because-of the "hot".
Senatorial contest in wUch four can
didates are seehinjr tp win h nomi
nation in the May primary. .
Henc Resigns As
Red Cross Chairman
Charles Henc, chairman of the Per
quimans County Chapten of the
American Red Cross , for the past
year, has resigned that post, effective
as of July 1, it was announced here
' Mr;' Henc reported that he will be
unable to assume the duties as county
chairman for another year and thus
desires to terminate ibis term as chair
man at the close of the present year.
He stated that the annual meeting
of the County Red Cross chapter will
ha held at the Court House In Hert
ford on Thursday,' June 1 at which
time officers for the new year win
be named. He added that any resident
of the county who contributed as much
as one dollar to the Red Cross during
tint mast rear is eMble to attend the
annual meeting and vote, ior new or
Hcers "to be selected. ',.
Town Board Orders
Delinquent Tax Sale
Held July IOOi
Hertford; Charlie Umphlett and Earl annual Ladies' Night party which will
Hollowell, Parkvdlle; Freeman Long be held at the Hertford Methodist
and Roy Chappell, Bethel; Ervin Church next Tuesday at v:15 P. M.
Turner and W. A. Chappell New Hope, '
Shelton Chappell and William C.
All four candidates for the office
of Sheriff were present and made
short talks, these candidates were
Melvin G. Owens Herbert Nixon,
Kelly White and Nathan Trueblood.
A number of candidates, who are
without opposition , in the primary,
and are thus certified as nominees,
also spoke at this rally. These were
Edgar Morris, candidate for Board of
Education,: Max Campbell candidate.
for county treasurer, W. H. Pitt, can
didate for Clerk of Court and Walter
Cohoon, candidate for District 'S
Silas M. Whedbee spoke in behalf
of the candidacy of Frank P. Gra
ham i for U. S. Senator and Robert
Hollowell spoke in behalf of the can
didaov frf WiBia Smith.
The thud of this series of rallies
was held "Wednesday night of this
week at Bthe1rand this rally also
drew,lrtgeOTter of people to hear
the candidates, lne fovrth f ne se-
lies will,!) staged at Belvidere to
Interest in the primary, it is the
opinion of many political observers,
is being increased may roia unrougn
these rallies and it is believed that
a large vote will be registered at the
primary as a result of these events.
'Hertford's Town Board, meeting in
regular session last Monda night, or
dered Clerk W - G. Newby to sell all
delinquent 1949 real property taxes
on the 10th day of July, 1950. The
list of delinquent property taxes will
be advertised during the month of
Mrs. W. G. Newby was re-appointed
to serve as tax lister for the Town.
W. H. Lane appeared before the
Board and made a complaint against
dogs running at large and chickens
creating a nuisance in the neighbor
hood of his tesidence. The Board ad
vised" the elaining party, it will
consider ine mauer ior action.
Clerk of the Board W. G. Newby,
reported that the Town must pay a
bond payment on May 23 amounting
to approximately $11,000 including in
terest. He stated that present bank
balances plus collection of some out
standing bills may permit the Town
tu pay this amount without resorting
to the sale of government bonds now
owned by the Town.
Mayor Darden reported to the
Board that H. L. White has assumed
his duties as Town Chemist and some
changes have been made the employes
hours at the town plant.
In addition to these matters the
Board handled its usual fiscal matters
for the month.
Ort Point Business
Padlocked By Order
Issued This Week
Judge Morris to Efold
Hearing on Matter
Oak Point a business establishment,
operated by Henry Mathews and his
wife, one mile north of Hertford on
Highway 17 was padlocked late Mon
day night by Sheriff M. G. Owens, on
orders issued by Superior Court
Judge Chester Morri3.
The orders padlocking the place was
a temporary injunction obtained bv
'Solicitor Walter Cohoon upon grounds
that the place was a public nuisance.
This injunction was signed by Judere
vnester Morris following presentation
of complaints gathered in an investi
gation made by Solicitor Cohoon and
Under the orders of the injunction
the defendants in the case, Henry
Mathews and Minnie Mathews, indi
vidually and doing business at Oak
Point servants, and employees are
restrained and enjoined from continu
ing, maintaining and using the prem
ises described in the complaint, known
as Oak Point as a place of business,
open to customers, patrons, or other
invitees; and the use by said de
fendants or on their behalf of the
furniture and fixtures in the place of
business. The injunction also re
strains the defendants from removing
any of the furniture or fixtures from
Further the defendants are ordered
to appear before Judge Morris at the
Court House in Elizabeth City at 2:30
P. M. next Wednesday, May 17, and
show cause, if they have any, why the
injunction should not be continued to a
Upon receipt of the orders to close
the establishments. Sheriff Owens
proceeded to close and padlock the
business. He placed padlocks on five
entrances to the building.
-Solicitor Walter Cohoon told this
newspaper that a hearing- wilt le held
on the matter within 30 days, and at
this hearing he will show complaints
and seek permanent injunction against
the defendants operating the place of
Perquimans Indians Crowned Champions
Of Albemarle Conference For Third Time
The American Legion Auxiliary
held a spceial meeting Tuesday night
at the Agriculture Building in Hert
ford and voted to contribute the sum
of $5 to the County Cancer campaign,
$5 to the Daisy Alice Ward Fund, for
the teen-ege Edenton girl, who u a
patient at Chowan Hospital, and the
sum of $50 to the William Paul Stal
lings Post of the Legion to be used
in building the new Legion Hut.
Plans for Poppy Day sales were
also reported at this meeting by Mrs.
Lissie White, Mrs. Elda Webb, who
stated that Poppy Day will be ob
served on May 27. Members of the
Auxiliary will sell poppies throughout
the county on this date.
Bob Hollowell To
For Willis Smith
Saturday Last Day ,
For Registration t
' Local cHiiens who desire to Vote in
; (die Democratic Primary, May 27, who
are not listed ' la ' th registration
' books must register, at the polling
. place in their respective precincts not
' lata than Saturday ft was announced
today by W. F. Ainsley, chairman, of
) the Board of Elections. -'"Mt;
Ainsley stated Saturday Is the
f nal day for " registration for the
' primary, and that books wiH .--be
opened Saturday, May 20, for the pur
pose of challenge only.- ' -
Registrars, in the various precincts
1 ave been busy for the past fcro-Sat-hya
registering a large nuiuber of
f -v voterj, and indicctks are V '
' ' heavy vote wSl be
y 27 Primary.
Junior Music Club - :
Wins Highest Rating
Tor its outstanding work in music
achievement during the past year, the
Hertford Junior Music Club has been
awarded the highest rating in North
Carolina, according to Mrs. : R. M.
Riddick the club Counsellor. Mrs.
Riddick Teported that the rating of
the club; was made on achievemenlt
teste conducted during the year.-
The club, won two- prizes, ; or five
dollars each, for receivirj tae highest
district tatitig and being the most
oustanding club in the district " ,
Marshals Named For
School Exercises . -
The names of students, at Perquim
ans High School, who will, aerve, as
marshals for the iou commencement
exercises were released today y E.
C. Woodard, principal at the school. ,
'Selected upon the basis of scholas
tic achievements for the year the stu
dents named as marshals were Calvin
Butt, chief, Doris 4 Fale Allen Mary
Sue Cook, Hth gradej- Tommy Sum-
T nd Amy Van Roach, lCli. grade.
r'arSn Whedbee t Faye Butt,
. i . andjohn I ; and Jan
Meeting Held Friday
The Spring Federation meeting of
the Home Demonstration Clubs of
Perquimans County was held on Fri
day, May 5th, at 2:80 at the Agricul
tural Building. ' Mrs. C W. Reed and
Mrs. A. E. Layden greeted and reg
istered the guests and presented the
speaker, County Council president,
and Home Agent with a "corsage of
red roses. The meeting " opened by
singing "God Bless Our Homes," af
ter -which Mrs. 1. A. wara gave me:
t&necial music was rendered by the
Baptist Junior Choir under the direc
tion of Mrs. T. E. Madre. The min
utes of the .last meeting were read
and the roll was called by clubs, ah
dubs were represented with an at
tendance of 129. The treasurer's re-
DOrt was sriven and approved. Mrs.
EABa Harrell of ; Snow Hill-White
Hat Club presented the speaker Mrs.
P. P. Gregory of Shawboro, nrst vice
nrenWenl of Home Demonstration
rJiA- who had as her sdbieci "To
day's Home - Builds : Tomorrow's
Following the address the Clothing
Leaders from each dub presented a
fashion ' show, modeling , garments
which they made during the year.
Mrs. John Synvons ox Chawanoite, vice
president of the County Council, was
the commentator, i .
The program closed by repeating
in unison the Collect of the club wo
men of America.
'There was a tea following the pro
gram with Beech Springs club- acting
as hostess,' t- X.
Protest League Rule
Willis Smith s campaign for the
United States Senate will be managed
in Perquimans County by Bob Hollo
well, well-known local automobile
dealer and civic leader, it was report
ed today by Smith's headquarters in
'Hollowell is president of the Hert
ford Rotary Club and vice-chairman
of the Perquimans Chapter of the
Red Cross. He is a veteran of World
War II. He will be assisted in his
campaign for 'Smith by a large com
mittee of county residents who have
signified that they favor Willis as the
candidate for the Senate office.
At his appointment as Smith'svman-
ager for Perquimans, Mr. Hollowell
stated: "l am convinced, after a
thorough study of the issue in this
campaign, that Willis Smitn snouid
fe the popular choice of -the people of
Perquimans and the Albemarle to
represent us in the United States Sen
ate. Mr. Smith is a "home boy" here
in the Albemarle, iiis motner was
Mary Creecy from Chowan County,
who taughtr school at Winfall and la
ter at "Elizabeth City. Smith's fath
er was Willis Smith of Currituck
"Willis Smith was reared in Eliza
beth City and knows the people of
thi3 area and their needs better than
any candidate in the field, and I be
lieve he will render us greater ser
vice than either of the other candi
Local Team to Play a
Night Game Thurs
day at 8 O'clock
Perquimans High School's baseball
team marked up its 10th straight vic
tory of the season and copped the
Albemarle Conference championship
for the third consecutive year when
it defeated Ahoskie last Friday af
ternoon by a score of 7-2.
Coach Ellie Fearing's charges faced
their toughest competition of the sea
son during this contest. Ahoskie
jumped into a one-nothing lead in the
first inning and maintained this ad
vantage until Uie sixth, when the In
dians found their batting eyes and
converted throe runs. Thev added
three more in the seventh and sewed
up the ball game.
Bill Winslow went the route on the
mound for Perquimans while Ahoskie
used three pitchers. Perquimans col
lected seven hits and made no errors.
Ahoskie players nicked Winslow for
five hits but tight defensive playing
on the part of the Indians held their
opponents to two runs.
The Indians have defeated each of
the Albemarle Conference teams twice
this eason and thus have won the
championship of the league without
a play-off. A gold cup, signifying
their leadership, will be presented to
the local team "within the next few
'Coach Fearing reported today that
the Indians will play their first night
game of the season on Memonal
Field Thursday night beginning at 8
o'clock. As yet he has not announced
the opponent for the Indians.
Perquimans played Elizabeth City
High School in Elizabeth City Wed
nesday night but details of this game
were not available in time to be pub
lished in this issue.
Next week the Indians will play in
Edenton on Thursday night and will
play Elizabeth City, in a return game,
here on Friday night, May 19. (Eden
ton will play here on Monday night,
May 22. This game will also start at
- BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT.
"'Mr,4 and Mrs. Nat White of, New
York, N. ' Y., announce the birth of
a daughter, Janice White born Thurs
day, May. 4 ' Mrs. White is the form
er - Kiss vKary Lon Perm daughter I
'of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Perry, Sr. 1 'school.
iDirectors of the Perquimans Coun
ty Baseball Club met here last Mon
dav nieht and after a lenirthv dis
cussion voted to inform Howard Gayi "Mr. Smith has an outstanding rec
lord, president of the Albemarle Lea-Wd, having served in the General As
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gue, tnat wis group win not enter a
team in the Albemarle League dur
ing the season unless the League Di
rectors rescind a rule, adopted at
their last meeting which permits the
hiring of nine non-resident players by
Most of the Perquimans Directors
were present at the meeting Monday
night, and several of them expressed
the hope that this community can and
will participate in baseball this year,
but tile concensus of opinion was that
a team composed of local playeS
which the Perquimans directors had
planned to use could not compete on
equal basis, with older, more experi
enced players, expected to be used by
other teams m the league.
Definite action concerning baseball
here this summer thus depends upon
the course taken by other teams in
the leans and it is expected to take
several days to determine the stand
these teams will take, on that matter.
will continue efforts to form a team
' It appears that the local directors
in the event the league goes back to
six hired players. Otherwise this
community will not participate in the
In the Albemarle Leafcue.
Mrs. Charles Tillett
To Speak Here For
Central PTA Meets
Monday Night 6:30
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School will hold its May meeting next
Monday night, May 15, beginning at
6:8Q o'clock P. M., with a picnic sup
per on the grounds of the school.
Open , house at the school will .be
observed following the supper and
prior to the business meeting. All
class rooms will feature art displays
The program for the meeting will
be presented by the Chapanoke com
munity, the subject of which is The
Child's Future'Is Mine. i
The Junior Band, under the direc
tion of Bert Ainsworth " will render
several : musical " selections, and Mrs.
T, P. Brinn will present merit badges
to members' of the Girl Scoots . of the
semhly and was speaker of that body
in 1931. He is a former president of
the American Bar Association and
was a high official of the War Crime
Trialsdn Germany in 1945.
"Hels opposed to FEPC, the Bren
nan Farm nan and urmiy Denevcs
that the national government should
nraetice neater ecenomy, in order to
relieve the heavy burden of taxation."
The Perquimans County Democratic
Party held its biennial convention in
i Court House last Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock for the purpose of
selecting delegates to the State Con
vention and organizing ior tne com
ing year. ,
C. P. Morris was elected chairman
nt the Oountv Committee, Mrs. A. R.
Cook vice chairman and Max Camp
Township committees nameu oy uw
convention were as follows: eewei,
C. E. White, Mrs. Winston Lane and
Colon Jackson; Hertford, C. P. Mor
ris. S. M. Whedbee, B. C Berry, Max
Campbell, J. Emmett Winslow, J. w.
Ward, Mrs. M. T. unmn, mra.
pi prVville. G. W. Jackson, Mrs.
Hattie Symons, Joel Hollowell; New
Hope, W. E, Dail. Mrs. A. R. Cook,
N. C. Spivey; Belvidere, L. L. Wins
low, J. M. Copeland, Jars. -nmv
Chappell; Nicanor, Tom Eason, T. M.
Twine and Mrs. k. k. www.
On motion ordered, any member of
the party attending the State Con
vention will be designated as a dele
gate from this county.
Mr. and Mrs.. J. P. Perry, Jr., of
Mexico City, - Mexico, announce the
birth of a son, J. P. Perry, 3rd, born
Saturday, May 6, at Mexico City". Mrs.
Perry before her marriage was Miss
The first major political speech of
the Senatorial campaign to be heard
in Hertford will be made at the
Court House here next Tuesday night,
May 16, at eight o'clock when Mrs.
Charles W. Tillett, of Charlotte, will
speak in behalf of the candidacy of
Senator Frank P. Graham, it was an
nounced today by Silas M. Whedbee
and B. C. Berry, co-managers for ,
Senator Graham in Perquimans Coun
Mrs. Tillett is the former vice-
chairman of the National Executive
Committee of the Democratic Party.
She is a gifted speaker and is expect
ed to discuss the issues of this cam
paign during her appearance here
next Tuesday night.
The local managers of Senator
Graham have issued an invitation to
all residents of Perquimans County
and other counties in the Albemarle,
ito attend the meeting and hear Mrs.
Eight Cases Listed
On Recorder Docket
Eight cases were disposed of by the
Perquimans Recorders Court at its
regular Tuesday session this week.
'Pleading guilty to charges of speed
ing, Paul Margarello, Larry Langa,
Harold White, Ronald Hickman and:
William Perraehie all were order to
pay the costs of court.
William Woodruff was taxed with
the costs of court after entering a.
plea of guilty to passing a car while
facing oncoming traffic.
Otis Stallings, Negro, was ordered!
to pay the costs of court on a charge,
of failure to observe a stop sign.
Costs of court were taxed against
prosecuting' witness, Johhua Simpson,
Negro, in the case charging Jeremiah
White, Negro with assault with a
A number of cases were continued
until the next term of court
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cone of Bessier
City, La., announce the birth of a son,
born Sunday May 7. Mrs. Cone before
her marriage was Miss Marjorle Mat
thews. " Y "