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Hertford, Perquimans County, North. Carolina, Friday, September 1, 1950.
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first HomelGame Wfll
. Be October 13; Squad
V Practising Daily
.' Perquimans' High School's football
schedule for the 1950 season was re
leased today by Coach Ellie Fearing
' and reveals that the 10-game schedule
will pit the Indians against the
strongest teams in this section of the
State. The schedule calls for four
home games and six to be played
away from home.
;Two new teams, Farmville and
Tarboro, have been added to the In
dians' opposition t this season. The
Indians will open, the season against
Farmville at Farmville on September
'Practice for the Indian Bquad was
resumed Wednesday after a few days
rest, and Coach Fearing stated he
will hold drills daily until the open-
Mrs. Charles Payne ;
Named Welfare Worker
. Mrs. Chas. Payne has been appoint
ed to the Perquimans Welfare Depart
ment as a caseworker., and assumed
her new duties today, it was announc
ed by C. Edgar White, Welfare Su
perintendent. Mrs. (Payne succeeds
Miss Virginia Battersby who has
taken a leave of absence from her
position here in order to attend the
University of North Carolina.
Mrs. Payne, a resident of Hertford,
has had experience in fields allied
with welfare work and is highly rec
ommended for the local position.
Miss Battersby, caseworker with
the local department for the past two
years, will continue her studies in
Red Cross Cloter
North Carolina Department of Mo
tor Vehicles estimates 24 persons will
be killed in this state over the Labor
Day week-end, and cautions all mo-
ing game. About 25 candidates forjtorists to drive carefully and observe
the team have . reported to Coach
Fearing and several additional play
ers are expected to report with the
: opening of school next Wednesday.
Faced with the task of filling sev
eral vacancies on the squad, Coach
Fearing plans extensive drills for the
candidates betwen now and the open
The schedule as released today fol
lows: ' .
September 22 At Farmville.
; September 29 At Greenville.
- October 6 At Ahdskie.
October 13 Plymouth here. ,
'October 2frilUamston here. - ;
October 27 'Edenton here.
November 8 At Columbia.
. November. 10 Scotland Neck here.
November 17 At Tarboro.
' November 28-.Af" Elisabeth City.
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Asked To Increase
County Dlood Quota
Need Of Military For
Whole Blood Cited In
Perquimans County's Red Cross
blood program, which has been in
operation for the past year furnish
ing blood for free 'transfusions in hos
pitals in this area, will be stepped up
at least 25 per cent in order to help
provide whole blood for the Armed
Forces in Korea, it was announced
this week by C. Edgar White,
chairman of the program.
Mr. White and Mrs. Willis Jessup
have been named co-chairmen of the
program, succeeding Charles M. Har
rell, who served as chairman of the
program during the past year.
.several weeks ago local Red Cross
officials were advised that the Military
had requested the American Red
Cross to step up its program of blood
colleotion to provide whole blood for
all traffic regulations in order to'aid.tlle armed forces. The Military has
in cutting down the mounting toll of
during his tenure as presiding officer
of tfc.J3Jession has halted action and help provide whole blood for the
Of Fsyettevi Je
Miss Katherine Ann MoGeachy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Hec
. tor MoGeachy of Fayetteville and
Joseph Herman Ward of Winston
" . Salem, son of Joseph Warren Ward,
' of Hertford, and tne laws jars.
' ' Nowell Ward, were united ih marriage
Saturday afternoon in the sanctuary
of First . Presbyterian wiureu. .
Walker B. Healy, pastor of the church,
lta.nl ttlA VOWS.
The chancel was decorated with bas
- . kets of white gladioli and pompon
chrsanthemums interspersed with sev
, en-branched candelabra holding burn
ing white I tapers, against a
ground of palms. '
Ernest 0. Geddie og FayetteviUe,
organist,' and Daniel Tatum of Winston-Salem,
' vocaUst, presented the
v The bride, givea In marriage by her
W father, wore a gown? of wmw yio
net over shell-pink riipper satin. The
deaiamed with a ber
tha of Chantilly lace and the full
C:'akirt extended Into a graceful short
. train. Her. lace, finger-tip veil was
' - draped from a tiara of orange bios-
noma. She carried an old-fashioned
bouquet of white' rosea centered with
- V white orchids and showered with tube
" roses. - She wore the .bridegroom's
'. , gift, a pearl broach.
; The bride was attended by Mrs. P.
,N W. Bumbarger. Hickory, sister of
the bridegroom, "matron of ', bono.
' Mrs. Bumbargers dress was designed
of nile green net with lace bodtc fmt
- which she wore a matching lace cape.
- The full skirt was floor-length.'She
- carried an arm bouquet of pink as
, ten tied with pink ribbons.,,,; ; ;!
Miss Mary Jennings Show was maid
' of honor.; She wm attireU in' a dress
identical to that i fit matron of hon
or and carried a similar bouquet. "
(Jo Bumbarger of Hickory, niece of I
1 the bridegroom, was flower gii'L She
. wore a dress fashioned of nile green
organdy and carried a basket of pas-
" tel flowers. Inj bearer, was w.y
. (Benton of WlnstonSalem, young son
of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. (Benton. . , . v
v Charles Allan Newcombe of Raleigh
' attended the bridegroom as best man.
Ushers were Neill Hector I'JGeachy,
Jr., brother of the bride, Robert Tlm
terlake Newcombe, Jr, and M, C.
Centon. " -:' yy r -i ,
The bride's mother was atthej in
peacock crepe gown tri"" w1
mmn. She wore an ore!.! J coi j.
i. J. M7. Ward of H'ar", st-v.
r of tha bnde-vou. w- r
"brsth dress of A-er' a I - . '
'Ma cor;r9 cf ,cxU.j. -:
'i rsccivel her 6-ct:ar,
Increased activity on the Korean
war front was reported on Wednes
day of this week, after almost a week
of little action other than patrols
stabbing at opposite positions. The
Reds launched hard thrusts at the
positions of the South Koreans near
Pohang while other Communist troops
hit at Taegu, defended by American
forces. A 20,000-man attack was re
ported against :' Pohang and official
sources called the action a major ef
fort to capture the port.
' Russian delegate to the United Na
tions, Jacob Malik, completed his term
as presiding officer at the UN meet
ing Thursday, fcad has given the
world worjl that he will not walk out
of the future ,XJN meetings. Malik
on the Koreaiv war btrt failed in his
efforts to force the. UN. to act on
Chinese problems. Both of these sit
uations are expected to be considered
by the UN during its September
meeting, when a new presiding officer
assumes chairmanship of, the Security
President Truman this week signed
the new social security bill, which
wilt increase payments to individuals
covered under the plan. The bill alsd
provides for an additional 10,000,000
persons, : self-employed such as law
yers, doctors, storekeepers, barbers,
etc., to be affected by the program,
Taxes paid by employer and employees
will also be hiked to meet the in
now advised the Red Cross of the
urgent need for blood and' the Red
Cross in turn is asking its local chap
ters to increase quotas to meet the
requirements of the Military.
ine Ked Cross program is now
operating 34 regional centers and 46
mobile units serving hospitals in 38
states. Six more centers are scheduled
for opening soon.
In view of the request from the
Armed Forces, all local chapters have
been askd by the regional center to
increase quotas when the bloodmobile
visits each locality. Mr. White stated
today that as yet the Perquimans
chapter has, not been given a date for
the next visit of the bloodmobile
but donors who have contributed blood
In the past will be notified of the
bloodmobile visit, and will be request
ed to volunteer again to donate blood,
Additional . volunteers will be needed
if this- county is to step up its quota
Military anA individuals will be noti
fied by letter and through this news
paper as to the date when they ean
volunteer to give blood for the use
of the armed forces.
, Congress this weelc -was still con
sidering a number of bills pertaining
to the war situation. .The Senate ap
proved a measure granting the Presi
dent power to draft doctors and den
tists into the armed forces, and the
House is reported about ready to pass
the servicemen's dependent benefit
bill, which grants monthly payments
to wives, children and other depend
ants of men in service. '
European nations, according to a
report from London, are considering
the problem of setting up a unified
army composed of individuals from
all West European countries as a
force to stop any Communist attack
on Western Europe. '
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With Labor Day, a national holiday,
falling on the first Monday in Septem
ber member of the Perquimans Coun
ty Board of Commissioners have post
poned their regular September meet
ing from September . 4 to Tuesday,
September 5, it was announced to
day by J. W. Ward, clerk to the board.
County, residents who had planned
to confer with the board for any rea
son, at the September meeting are
requested to take notice of the change
in the date of the meeting.
Holiday; Scheduled V
With tabor Day coming next Mori
uiy, September 4, many Hertford
"'ores and business bosses are clan.
nlnsr observance of the final
i ' vA yill,- be .closed on'KW
"er W-W.' White st ied
T .4 be np 'mall ':.ory
t r l:t;that mail will be re-
.1 i J dispatched from the Idwal
Fearing - Nevvkirk
Vows Spoken At
Miss Barbara Jean Newkirk and
Zenas Elbert Fearing were united in
marriage at the First Methodist
Church in Elizabeth City last Satur
day night at eight o'clock. The Rev.
Mark Lawrence officiated.
The bride who was given in mar
riage by her father wore a wedding
gown of cloud white marquisette, fash
ioned with a fluted Venus neckline
extending into deep V in front of the
basque bodice. The long matching
mitts ended in a ruffle over the wrists
and the - full gathered skirt which
formed into a sweping train accented
the ' wedding band waistline. Her
fingertip length veil, of delicate im
ported illusion was arranged from a
shirred illusion bonnet -centered with
lilies of , the valley and she carried a
bouquet of white rose's centered with
an MMnlitJ nvtil sfMtliMiA.4ii ) v '
Miss Jane Fearing was maid of hon
or. She wore agown of butter yellow
marquisette, styled with a fluted ruf
fle framing the off -shoulder neckline
of the snug bodice -and tiny sleeves.
The full gathered skirt, caught up at
the mpune on one side with a match
ing bow, accented the small waist
line. ,j . j j p f- s , ,
Mrs. Carolyn Hoffler as matron of
honor, wore a gown made Identical
to that of the -maid of honor in the
same shads',"' :. . f
Best , man 'wasCharles McMullan.
cousin of the bridegroom. . Ushers
were George "Fearing, Pratt Fearing,
Isaac Ferry, jr., and T. W, Fearing.
The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. S. Newkirk. She is a graduate
of Montreal High 'School, Montreal,
Canada and ' attended Ashley : Hall,
Charleston, S. and Sir Williams'
College in Montreal" . '-i ' v :
Fearing,? who is athletic director at
Perquimans High School, is a graduate
of Elisabeth City High School and
East --Carolina, Teachers College,
deceives First Call
For 25 Selectees
Orders To Report For
; Exams On September
i 7th Mailed To Men
ferquimans Draft Board. No. 73.
has received orders to call ud 25 res-
istrants for preinduction examinations
on .September 7, it was announced
Monday ,by Mrs. Edna Winslow, Clerk
of the local Board.
This is the first call the local board
has had for men for the armed forces,
since it was reactivated several weeks
The local board, which is still short
one member, met Wednesday night for
the purpose of reviewing classifica
tions of registrants in 1-A and se
lecting the men who will fill the first
call next week. Notices to registrants,
ordering them to report for the exami
nation have been placed in the mails,
and Mrs. Winslow stated the selectees i
will leave Hertford at 7 A. M., next
Thursday for Raleigh where they will
undergo the "examinations.
While the board has no orders for
the induction of men it is believed
that a number of those passing the
examinations next week will be called
into service during the month of Oc
The local board members are Cecil
C. Winslow and Joshua Sutton and
a third member is now being sought
by the county committee charged with
recommending the appointment to the
Notices have been mailed to a large
number of registrants requesting in
formation concerning any changes in
the draft status of the registrant and
Mrs. Winslow pointed out that it is
important for registrants to notify the
board of these changes. 'She added
thftt all registrants in notifying the
board of changes in draft status
sheuld do so in writing and the in
formation must be in the hands of
the. board within five days after reg-.
istraats receive requests for information.
Registrants are also advised that the
local draft board office, located in
the bus station building, is open every
day from 9 A. M., to 1 P. M. Youths
who have not registered for Selective
Service must' do so within five days
after reaching their 18th birthday.
To Meet Sept. 7th
' lie WZlzm. Paul Eial'Jnsa PoBt'hf
w American Legion will meet next
Tbnwday nisi;, September 7, at e'ht
oV.rY at tie . Agriculture BuilJing
i.drtTord, It was announced tc-
Becomes Bride Of
Paul R. Baumgartner
In a ceremony at 11 o'clock Satur
day morning in the Cathedral of the
Most Blessed Sacrament, in Detroit,
Michigan, Miss Elizabeth Randolph
Winslow, daughter of J. Emmett Wins
low of Hertford and Mrfc. Mary Clark
Winslow of Elizabeth City, was united
in marriage with Paul Royden Baum
gartner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Royden Baumgartner of Detroit.
The bride wore a gown of cream
satin with heirloom Brussels lace
forming a bertha, the points of the
sleeves and the headpiece. Her veil
was fingertip length.
Mrs. (Louis Boisvert, sister of the
bridegroom, was matron of honor.
She wore a dress of orchid net over
satin with a bertha of purple and
orchid satin and streamers down the
back. : An orchid net half -bonnet was
William Baumgartner attended his
brother as best man and ushers were
John Baumgartner, brother of the
bridegroom and Julian Winslow, broth
er of the bride.
Immediately following the ceremony
the couple left for a motor trip
through the south and west They
will live .at Palo Alto, California,
where the bridegroom will be work
ing for his master's degree at Stan
All Schools In County Wl Open Next
For Start Of 1950-1951 Term
Slight Increase In En
rollment Seen; Facul
Perquimans County schools will
open. Wednesday, September 6, for
the 1950-51 term, and indications are
that the enrollment of all schools will
be about like last year, with maybe
a slight increase, it was announced
today by J. T. Biggers, County Su
perintendent. All schools will hold opening day
exercises and the session is expected
to be a short one, but full schedules
will be observed starting on Thursday.
Mr. Biggers stated that all schools
are in readiness for the opening, and
are in excellent condition. School
buses have been inspected by the State
Highway Patrol and each given a per
Teacher's meetings have been con
ducted and plans completed for the
opening, and all teachers have been
secured. Bus drivers will meet for
instructions nexh MnnHntr ,.titVi tha
A total of fourteen cases were list- white
ed on the docket of the Perquimans school at 9:30 A. M., and the Negro
uui.uy xvctmuei s ourt wmcn was in driver's meeting at the rountv o-arapp
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The first polio case of Perquimans!
County for 1950 was reported on
The victim is Jimmie Dozier, small
son of Mr. and Mrs. Corhin Dozier f
Hertford. The youngster became ill
late last week and was taken to Ports
mouth, Virginia to a hospital for di
agnosis early Sunday morning. Defi
nite diagnosis tnat tne child was
stricken with a mild attack of polio
was reported Tuesday.
He is still a patient in the Ports
mouth hospital undergoing treatment.
Fourteen Cases In
At Session Tuesday
session here Tuesday, presided ov;r
by Judge Chas. E. Johnson.
Charged with speeding, Robert
Hartsough, Benjamin Palot, Roosevelt
Hurdle, Carl Johnson, Arthur Shep
hard and Arthur Wilde entered pleas
of guilty and paid the costs of court.
Rosa Hinton submitted to a charge
of speeding and paid a fine of ?5 and
costs. Gordon Gibson was fined $10
and costs on a charge of speeding
entering a plea of guilty.
James H. Felton, Negro, charged
with driving drunk, was found guilty.
He was given a 60 day road sentence,
after entering a plea of guilty,
to be suspended upon payment of $100
and costs. An appeal bond was set in
this case at $200.
Frank Meckler was taxed with the
costs of court after submitting to a
charge of driving without a valid
operator's license. '
Curtis Wilson, Negro, charged with
driving without a license entered a
plea of guilty and paid a fine of $25
and costs of court
The State took a nol pros with
leave in the case in which Ben Rid-
dick was charged with assault.
One half of the court costs were
taxed against Eliza Jane White, Negro
who entered a plea of guilty to a
charge of assault.
Herman Johnson, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of assault
ing his wife. He was ordered to pay
the costs of court.
Retired August 31
Rev. Edmund T. Jilson, Rector of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, in
Hertford, for the past quarter century
went on the retired list , as of August
31, n was announced here today.
With conditions being such as they
are, it is impossible for the Bishop to
replace Rev. Jilson at any definite
date In the future, and for this reason
and at the request of the Bishop. Rev.
Jilrwn will continue to fill the pulpit
ana & whatever else needed to assist
the parish , until .his successor is
named.' V -i . t,-;
1 1 A lti aoh'gttndayiM' iC
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club, who last year sponsored a pro
ject to bring about relief of traffic
congestion on Church street, are
again pushing this project with the
hope that local and State officials will
come up with some action to relieve
the existing situation in the lmmedi
State Highway engineers came to
Hertford last year and made a sur
vey and recommendations of the sit
uation but since that time no addi
tional action has been taken, and at
the present there is no indication that
the recommendations of ' the safety
engineer are being considered by the
State Highway Department.
At their meeting ' Tuesday night,
Hertford Rotarians discussed an al
ternate plan to be proposed to town,
county and state , authorities which
in their belief will provide temporary
relief from the congested traffic situ
ation, pending the carrying out of
recommendations made by the State
The Rotary Traffic Committee,
composed of V. N. Darden and Dr.
A. B. Bonner, will ore sent this alter
nate plan to the State Highway De
partment for its consideration some
time within the next two weeks. "
Ice Capades To Open
In Raleigh Tuesday
America's ..premiere ice-skating
spectacle "Ice Capades of 19511 will
open for a five day run at the new
William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on
the N. C State College campus Sep
tember a, It was announced this week
by Colisum Director' W. Z. Setts. The
ice show is expected to be one of the
best shows staged in' Raleigh this sea
son and tickets fori the show may be
6rdered by local residents desiring to
attena. n application tor tickets is
printed , elsewhere in this . issue and
may be used in ordering tickets for
tne now4J"ai'slrf'T'f"'-' Txy
at 1:30 P. M.
The complete list of teachers for the
White Schools Perquimans High
School, E. C. Woodard, principal; G.
C. Buck, agriculture: Elbert Fearing,
Physical Education; Herman Gurkin,
Science; Mrs. Annie Jessup, History;
Miss ILouise Hines, English; Mrs.
Anne Nowell, Home Eeconomics; Mrs.
Hannah Holmes, French; Thomas
Masten, Commercial; Mrs. Anniebelle
Whitley, Mrs. Lois Stokes and Mrs.
Zelma Dawson, 8th grades, Richard
David, Science and Band.
Hertford Grammar School 'Miss
Thelma Elliott, principal; Miss Mary
Sumner, Mrs. Mary Etta Walters, Mrs.
C. W. White, Miss Mildred Reed, Mrs.
Grace Costen, Miss Ruth Elliott and
Mrs. T. C. Chappell.
Central Grammar School J. P.
Snipes, principal Miss ' Margaret
White, MrsEunice Riddick, Miss
Johnnie White, Mrs. Lucille White,
Mrs. Bertha Lane, Mrs. Rachel Ed
wards, Mrs. Katherine Jessup, Mrs.
Lessie Winslow, Mrs. Mary White,
Miss 'Pearle White, Miss Dorothy
Negro Schools Perquimans Train
ing School R. L. Kingsburg, princi
pal; Walter Privott, Olivia Perry,
Dorothy Thomas, Doris Wooten, Idon
ia Rogerson, Penelope Bembry, Willie
Y. Williams, Johnsie L. Privott, Annie
Simons, King A. Williams.
Hertford School Herbert E. Brown,
principal; Emma H. Brown, Mable
Strowd, Elwood Nichols, Geraldine B.
Lowe, Hazel O. Beaman, Cleo Felton,
Wooltha C. Riddick, Eliza S. Perry,
Alma N. Kingsbury, Minnie Felton,
Chinquopin Dewey Newby and
Bethel Walter Thompson, Annie
Nixon, Dorothy Newby.
Galatia George Reid, Myrtle Fel
ton and Rosa Reid.
Willow Branch flienry Daughtry
and Edna Zachery.
Pools Grover-jMartha E. Blanchard.
Fork Bridge Mary E. James.
Nicanor (Rosa Newby and Addie
Bay Branch Mary E. Newby and
(Patrons of the schools are invited
to attend opening exercises.
W. H. Barber Passes
At Home Wednesday
William Henry Barber, 57, grocery
man, of Hertford, died at his home on
Grubb Street, Wednesday afternoon,
a; o o-ciock after h lingering illness.
He is survived by his wife: Mrs.
Laura Davenport Barber: two sons.
Henry M. Barber of United States
Navy, Miami, and Edward C. Barber,
of Hertford: three daughters. Mrs.
Carroll Hill of Norfolk, Mrs. Mildrow
sawyer of Elisabeth City and Mm.
Edwin G. Widdows of McKeesport,
Pa.; a brother. Geonre F. DaiL nf
iNorfolk; a sister, Mrs. H. S. Daven
port of Hertford.
Funeral services will, be conducted
Friday afternoon at .2 o'clock at the
Lynch Funeral Home, ft Hertford by
the Rev. C. W. Dulfng. assisted hv the
Rev. E. O., Willis. , Burial will
in Cedarwood Cemetery.
FIREMEN ANSWER CALL
Hertford ' Volunteer Fire Depart
ment answered a call to Winf all Tues
day afternoon at about two o'clock,
when a can for help: to extinguish a
grass fire was received by the local
department The fire had been started
back of Baker's old store building but ;
was extinguished before the firemen
arrived at .the scene. ' "' 1 .