" Volume XVII. No. 49.
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, Eighteen Conteests Are
On Perqiumans High
Arrangements for the dedication of
the new gymnasium at Perquimans
' High School on Friday night have
been completed according to E. C.
, ..Woodard, principal of the school, who
today invited basketball fans and pa
trons of the school to attend the
(Main feature of the program, will
be two basketball games between the
Perquimans girls and boys teams and
the Edenton girls and boys teams-
These games will also mark the
opening of the home season for the
Indians for 1950.
The new gymnasium, completed last
June and accepted by State inspectors
in August, is one of the finest in this
section of the State and local school
officials are anxious for school pa
trons to come out and inspect the
: building. ,
- The Indians opened their basket
ball season last Friday night at Sun
bury and have a total of 18 more
games to play; nine of these games
. will be played here and nine away.
The team's schedule, as arranged
by Woodard and Coach Ellie Fear
ing is as follows:
December 8 Edenton Here.
December 12 'Elizabeth City Here.
December 16 Edenton There.
December 19, Elizabeth City
January 5 KJatesville -Here.
January 9 AVilliamston There.,
January 12 Columbia Here.
January 16-Ahoskie There.
' January 19 'Plymouth Here.
January 26-Williamston 'Here.
January 30 Ahoskle Here.
February 2 'Plymouth There..
February 6 IScotland Neck Here.
February 13-Columbia There.
' .i February 16--tScotland N e c k
There. . ',-
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'"'?"(March 2-owan--a!here.. ; 1
Outnumbered more than four to one
United Nations troops in North Korea
have retreated during Hie past week
from near the Manchurian border to
a defense line located just north of
the 38th Parallel. Chinese Commun
ists reportedly more than 1,000,000
strong, are continuing a strong attack
against the PN forces. A report
Wednesday related some 80,000 U. S.
troops were trapped near the port of
Wonson. Top Army officials stated
Wednesday it was their belief the
U. S. Eighth Army will hold the de
fense line now being prepared.' ;
(Meanwhile, 14 nations, members of
the UN, have petitioned the Chinese
Reds to halt their advance at the 88th
Parallel, to give time for considering
what further steps are neressary to
resolve the war in the Far East, and
thus avert the danger of another
World War. v
The gravity of th world situation
is stressed by top-level talks being
conducted this week in Washington
between President Truman and Eng
lish Prime Minister Attiee. A re
port Wednesday stated that the two
leaders have reached agreement on
all major policy questions. v
Congrees passed an excess. Profitsford Locker at 2 P. M., Wed-
tax t3iis week, and. the measure now
goes to the Senate for' action before
that body. 'The measure calls for cor
porations to pay a 75 per cent tax on
excess earnings, and is retroactive to
July 1, 1950. House leaders say the
bill will increase the governments
' Income by some 8.8 billions of dollars
by the end of June 80, 1951.
" Charles G. Ross, press secretary
: and close personal friend of President
Truman, collapsed and died at his
desk in Washington late Tuesday af
ternoon. (Mr. Boss was stricken fol
lowing a briefing of newsmen regard
tag the conference between the Presi
dent and Prime Minister Attiee.
VFW Post To Show
Yar Films ' Monday
Th Garland Onley Port of the
VFW will be host to all County vet
erans on Monday night, December 11,
at 8 P. M., when films of World War
II will be shown at the VFW hall, it
vas announced Tuesday by JW. Dil
lon, of the VFW Post
No admission will be. charged for
' a show and all veterans and mem
r f tVe Auxiliary of the American
1 VFW are invited to attend.
S TO PLAY EUIJT0;j
Garland Walker, speedy littl back
of the Perquimans Indians football
team this season, was announced as
the winner of the State Theatre Grid
iron Trophy for 1950 at ceremonies
held at the' theatre last Thursday
Walker was selected by his team
mates as the most outstanding player
on the squad during the past season,
the basis of the award.
Presentation of the trophy, the
fourth awarded by the State Theatre,
was made by B. L. Gibbs, manager
of the theatre, who gave the beauti
ful trophy to Principal E. C. Wood
ard, who in turn gave it to Coach
Ellie . Fearing, who announced the
Peanut Farmers To
Peanut growers of North Carolina
and other states will vote December
14 in a referendum on peanut mar
keting quotas. Persons eligible to
vote include all farm owners, opera
tors, or sharecroppers who were en
titled to share in the proceeds from
a crop of peanuts produced during
1950, on a farm with a nicked or1
threshed acreage of more than one
G. T. iScott, State chairman of the
Production and Marketing Administra
tion, explains that if two-thirds of the
votes are favorable, quotas will be in
effect for the. 1951, 1952, and 1953
crops of fleanuts unless the Secretary
lf ,Ar 4feii,iiat. quotas
for one or more of (hesetjyears should
be terminated because of increased de
mand or a national emergency.
If more than one-third of the grow
ers oppose, quotas, will not be used
for the 1951 peanut crop. In this case,
another referendum will be held next
fall for the following three peanut
If quotas are approved, price sup
ports on the 1951 crop of peanuts
must be set at a level between 80 and
90 per cent of parity as of August
1, 1951, the beginning of the next
marketing year. If quotas are not ap
proved, the law requires that the
level of support be set at 50 per cent
of parity. :-. -. V 'k ' -'
Scott says growers will be notified
of the 1951 acreage allotment estab
lished for their farms prior to the
voting on December 14. In general,
he! asserts, the 1951 allotment will be
based on the 1950 allotment establish,
ed for the farm.
The State allotment for 1951 is
188,451 acres, compared with a 1950
allotment of 225202 acres. The de
crease reflects the downward trend in
overall requirements for peanuts and
will necessitate a moderate downward
adjustment in most farm allotments
from the 1950 level. ,
Meat Set For Wed.
Following a number of requests for
information concerning assistance, in
meat curing, the County Extension
Service has arranged a meat curing
lommiMinn. fn hA held at the Hert-
nesdav. December 13, it was an
nounced today by I. C Yagel, County
Agent. ""' -vW-'-'v-
Mr. Yaeel said, "it is always good
-economy for farm people, and others
am weii. to produce as much or tneir
food at home as possible. This demon-'
stration will assist many in the ways
at nrevratina- food spoilage and a
large attendance Is nfgsd."
FFA Father And Son
Banquet Held Thursday
The Perquimans Chapter of the Fu
ture Farmers of America held its an
nual ' father and son- banquet at the
high school building" on Thursday
evening. The event was one of the
beat ever staged by the local chapter
and was attended by the members,
their fathers and special guests, which
included members of the Board of
Education. , .
, BERTH ANNOUNCEMENT I
IMr. and Mrs.. Dewey Perry, Jr., an
nounce the birth of a son, Donald Ed
ward, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, -born Sun
day, November 24, at the Chowan
Hospital. -Mrs. Perry is the former
Miss Clara White of Edenton. ' '
Decide Quota Fate
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
Fiftcon Cases On
S. M. Whedbee Assumed
Duties As Court So
Thirteen cases were disposed of in
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning, one was set for
hearing in Superior Court, and one de
fendant failed to appear for a hear
ing. Silas M. Whedbee, named solici
tor by the County Board on Monday,
prosecuted the docket at this session of
The case of Posie Moore, charged
with driving drunk, was set up on the
Superior Court docket when the de
fendant requested trial by jury.
James Davis, charged with driving
without a license, failed to appear to
answer charges. Judge Johnson order
ed the warrant returned and the de
fendant held on bond of $100.
William Davis entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of speeding and
paid the costs of court.
James Manning and Glen Maxwell,
both charged with speeding, each sub
mitted and paid a fine of $5 and costs
of court. '
Russell Gilliam, Negro, wan found
guilty on a charge of assault with
a deadly weapon. A 30-day road sen-
tence was suspended upon payment of
costs and the defendant was placed
on good behaviour for six months,
Costs of court were taxed asrainst
Curtis Lewis on a charge of failing
to observe a stop sign.
Court costs were remitted in the
case of Francis Fitzgerald, charged
with driving a truck, the height of
which exceeded the limit.
Willie Lee Winslow, Negro, submit
ted and paid a fine of $10 and costs
on a charge of driving with insuffici
A fine of $10. and costs were assess
ed against Raymond Hite, Negro, on
charges of failing to" observe a stop
sign and illegal parking.
A verdict of jiot guilty was return
ed in the case of Graham White,
Negro, charged with obtaining money
upon promise of work
Archie Lee Perry was found not'
guilty on a charge of reckless driv
ing.- ' "
Levy Revells, Negro, was ordered to
pay a fine of $10 and costs after
pleading guilty Wo a charge of being
drunk and disorderly, J
: A nol pros was taken in the case
in which Kersey Lee Phillips was
charged with assault with a deadly
A fine of $10 and costs of court
was taxed against Ed Billups, Negro,
on a charge of driving in front of
In Session Monday
Perquimans Board of Education,
meeting in regular session here on
Monday, voted to defer payments of
salary increases voted by the last
Legislature, insofar as agriculture
teachers are concerned. The Legisla
ture voted a deferred pay increase to
all teachers, however, counties partici
pating in payment of agriculture
teachers' .salaries, and J. T. Biggers
stated Monday, that investigation re
vealed counties are not subject to the
action,, under the participating ar
rangements and therefore Perquimans
will defer action on the matter.
. At the request of : their attorney,
permission was granted by the Board
to some 25 Negro residents, now sue-
ing the County for equal school facili
ties to carry out an inspection of all
school buildings and school sites in
this county. , , ....
It was also announced that the
Board members will be special guests
at the FFA banquet held alt the High
School this week. , . ' '
Field Director Leads
Study (Group Meeting
(Miss Genevieve Burton, field direc
tor of the North Carolina Congress of
Parents and Teachers, led a study
group discussion at the PCCGS audi
torium on December; J. The general
theme was "Growing Toward Matur
Miss Burton stressed that coopera
tion between parent and teacher "is
vital, if the problems yf the element
ary school child are -to be met ade
quately.' . Such questions as allow
ances, the timid child, and aggressive
behavior1 were, discussed.
Following the meeting a tea wasi
neia ior xuib uunoiu
f .1 mtr . v is. k ,- .,i .. ..: .k.
Carolina,, Friday, December 8, 1950.
Interested Persons Are
Urged To Gather At
A nominating meeting for Perquim
ans County's community Production
and Marketing Administration com
mittees will be held at the Agricul
ture Building in Hentford at 2 P. M.,
Saturday, December 9, 1950 it was an
nounced today by W. E. White, secre
tary of the PMA committee.
Groups from each community in the
county are urged to attend .this meet
ing for the purpose of nominating
community committeemen for each
community and selecting a delegate
from each community to the county
convention who will in turn elect the
Election of the community commit
teemen will be held on Thursday, De
cember 14, at the same time the ref
erendum is being conducted on peanut
control, it was announced by Milton
Dail, chairman of the PMA ' county
committee. Polls will be open from
9 A. M., until 6 P. M., at the polling
places announced last week.
Persons with an interest in any con-
troled crop may participate in the
nomination of candidates for the
three-man local committee in their
i County and local committees handle
the administration of the federal
government's acreage allotment and
marketing quota program. Important
tp Perquimans farmers is the admini
stration of the peanut and cotton con
Mr. Dail said he is issuing this
final call to farmers to vote in the
PBflA. committee elections because he
belsves that the elected committee
system of administering farm pro
grams i3 vital to the welfare of agn
cufture in this country and that farm
ersishould not endanger the system
by failure to vote. , fl ,
He explains that in voting a farm
er may want to re-elect the same com
mitteemen who are serving now r he
may want other farmers to serve on
the committee. "Whichever way it is,
he should express himself toy voting
his choice. Only by . voting can a
democracy be made to work."
In Session Monday
Members of the Board of County
Commissioners, who served for the
past two years, met in final session
here lat Monday morning, and trans
acted all unfinished business prior to
During the meeting, which the last
as Board members for E. M. Perry, re
tiring chairman, G. W. Jackson and
T. M. Twine, the board authorized J.
C. Morgan, Superintendent of the
County Home," to provide fruit and
candies for the home inmates for
This t Board also heard a request
from the State Highway Patrol, pre
sented by Sergeant Provo, asking this
county to provide a person at all
times to take bond from persons ar
rested by the State Highway Patrol.
Sergeant Provo told the Board that on
occasions in the past Patrolmen have
had to release a number of traffic
violators because Patrolmen were un
able to locate anyone authorized to ac
cept bond from the offenders. This
matter was tabled for action by the
new Board of Commissioners which
met during the afternoon.
Reports from the various county
agencies were also made to this
Prior to adjournment Mr. Perry,
who has served as commissioner fori
zu years, eignxeen or wiucn u u"
man, thanked the board members for
their cooperation to him and to tne
county. Other retiring memners
were G. W. Jackson who served three
terms and T.'M. Twine who served
one term as commissioner.
Now On Sale Here
Town Clerk W. G. Newby announced
this week that the town automobile
license tags have arrived here and
are now on sale at the Town Office.
- The deadline for purchasing the
i951 tags, which are of new colors,
red and white, and which are featur
ed of all car owners residing in Hert
ford is February 1, after which date
any motor vehicle owner in Hertford i
not displaying the tag is subject to
prosecution. ' Mr. , Newby urges all i
ear. owners to purchase their: tags at
C0U;iTy C0fSSI07!ERS flAf..E A. T. LANE
AS f:E7 CHAIRMAN; WHEDBEE SOUCITOR
Is Lions Speaker
O. E. Dowd, District Governor of
Lions International for District 31-F,
of Greenville, was a guest of the
Hertford Lions Club at its meeting
last Friday night at the Hacienda.
Introduced by J. T. Biggers, pro
gram chairman, Mr. Dowd told the
local Lions of the program sponsored
by Lions International and its effect
on the Hertford Club. He stressed
that local members aid in carrying out
the program for full achievement.
At the close of his talk Mr. Dowd
announced that the Lions District con
vention will be held in Wilson on
January 16, and urged all members
of the Hertford Club to attend.
During tfte business session of the
meeting the club voted to give Christ
mas baskets to the needy and W. D.
Cox was named chairman of the com
mittee to handle the distribution of
V.H. Pitt Refuses
W. H. Pitt, clerk of the Recorder's
Court for the past 16 years, and who
was tendered the appointment to the
post again at a meeting of the Coun
ty Commissioners on Monday, notified
county authorities on Wednesday that
he is unable to accept the appoint
ment, subject to the provisions under
which it was offered.
In refusing the appointment, Mr.
Pitt advised the authorities that he
appreciated their consideration in of
fering him the postion, but the second
condition of the offer, "that he be
available 24 hours a day, or provide a
deputy in his absence and pay the
deputy from the salary paid ifoe H-irk,
prohibits him from accepting. He.'gh;,,- wh0 will besrin January 1. list
added that it was impossible oring property for 1951 taxes were ap
him to be available at all times nor.p0nted a8 f0nOws: Julian Long,
provide a aeputy irom nis saiary.
He steted that his office has been
open from 9 A. M. until 5:30 P. M.
daily except Sundays and holidays and
that he or his deputy have been avail
able at all times during these hours.
The refusal of the appointment by
Mr. Pitt on Wednesday leaves the of
fice of clerk of Recorder's Court va
cant for the time being until the
County Board meets to fill the post by
Traffic Light Placed
At Church and Gruhh
Town workmen completed the in
stallation of a traffic light at the
corner of Church and Grubb streets in
Hertford Tuesday morning, and the
light was placed in operation to con
trol the traffic passing this intersec
Installation of the light has been
under the consideration of the Town
Board for some time, especially since
a petition for additional safety mea
sures for this comer was presented
by the Business and Professional Wo
men's Club, other means for prevent
ing congestion at this intersection led
to the installation of the light this
The light operates electrically, and
the stop and go lights change about
every 20 seconds.
Called To Service
Two more Perquimans County men,
both members of the U. S. Air Force
Reserves, have received orders to re
port for active duty, it wag report
ed here Monday.
The men called are Henry Lewis,
who is to report at Birmingham, Ala.,
on January 3, and Bobby Keaton, who
is to report to Montgomery, Ala., on
January 13. Both young men saw
service in World War n, Lewis ser
ving with the Army while Keaton ser
ved with the Navy.
Farm Bureau To Elect
Officers December 12
All Perquimans County Farm Bur
eau members are urged 'to attend a
general Farm Bureau meeting at the
Agricultural Building in Hertford
Tuesday, December 12 at 8:00 P. M.
This meeting, according to C. C
Chappell, president of the local Farm
Bureau, is for the purpose of electing
officers for 1951. . Mr. Chappell urges
all Farm Bureau members to come
lout and take a part in electing their
"officers. t .
5 Cents Per Copy
Officials Given Oaths on
Monday; Tax Listers
Named By Board 1
A. T. Lane was named chairman
of the Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners, when the new board
met for its first session here Mon
day, following the installation of coun
ty officials to office in November.
Other officials given their oaths of
office and assuming duties for new
terms were State Senator J. Emmett
Winslow, Representative C. R. Holmes,
Sheriff M. G. Owens, Clerk of Court
W. H. Pitt, Recorder's Court Judge
Chas. E. Johnson, Treasurer Max
Campbell, Coroner, Dr. C. A. Daven
port and Commissioners R. S. Chap
pell, E. B. Hollowell, Wra. C. Chap
pell and Irvin Turner.
The officials were sworn into office
by Clerk of Court W. H. Pitt, who in
turn received his oath of office from
E. M. Perry, outgoing chairman of
the County Board.
The new board of Commissioners
convened for their first meeting at
1:15 P. M., and following the election
of Mr. Lane as chairman, inspected
and approved bonds for all county of
ficers. Appointive offices were then filled
with the board naming Silas IM. Whed
bee as solicitor to the Recorder's
Court; Mr. Whedbee will succeed J.
S. McNider who has served in this
capacity for the past several years.
Chas. E. Johnson was re-named to
serve as County Attorney, and follow
ing a motion pointing out the duties
expected of the clerk of the Recorder's
Court the appointment of this position
was tendered to W. H. Pitt.
The motion passed by the Board
regarding the office of clerk of re
corder's court was based upon a re
quest from the State Highway Patrol
for this county to provide an official
available at all times to service Pa
trol arrests. It also provided that the
official be in court at all times and
carry out. all other duties of the of
List takers, for the various Town-
Bethel; Raymond Stantion, Parkville;
Bethel; Raymond Stanton, Parkville;
Carroll V. Ward, Belvidere; John O.
White, Hertford, and Carson Spivey,
The board voted to hold a special
meeting with the Tax Listers on
Thursday, December 18, at which time
the listers will be given instructions
pertaining to the position and supplies
to carry out the work. It was also
voted that the Farm Census will be
taken by the tax listers this year.
J. T. Biggers and V. N. Darden ap
peared before the board and requested
that the Highway Commission be pe
titioned to crush the large stone on the
oradway passing the south side of
the High School, and also that this
roadway passing the south side of
The Perquimans Draft Board has
received orders for changes to be
made in the two calls for men for
December, it was announced today by
Mrs. Edna Winslow, clerk of the lo
The call for 25 selectees to fill a
preinduction call oh December 26 has
been changed, according to (Mrs.
Winslow. and the local Board now has
orders to send 35 youths for examina
tions on that date.
An induction call for five selectees,
originally scheduled for December 20,
has also been changed and these se
lectees will leave here for induction
on January 4, 1951.
The increase in the call for aelecteos
for preinduction examinations is be
lieved to be in line with recent an
nouncements from Washington that
the tempo of Selective Service will
be stepped up in order to provide ad
ditional men for the Armed Forces,
although the local Board has not been
advised to this effect
Legion Post Holds
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of
the American Legion held its Decem
ber meeting Thursday night, Decem
ber 7, at the Agriculture Building in
Commander J. P. Snipes presided
over the business session during which
the Legionnaires made plans for hold
ing their annual Christmas party for
the children of Hertford and Perquim
Change In Draft