THE PEMLJIM AN
Volume XVII. No. 50.
Fourteen Cases ' Dispos
ed of By Court; Three
A varied docket consisting of four
teen 'cases wag disposed of in Per
quimans Recorder's Court here Tues
day with Judge Chas. E. Johnson pre
Three cases were continued until
next week's term of court,
John Magile and George RothwelL
each pleading guilty to charges of
speeding paid fines of $10 and costs
of court. ',.'
Russell Spellman and Joseph Spruill,
Negroes, were taxed with the costs
of court on a charge of failure to Ob
serve a stop sign.
, George Johnson4, Negro, submitted
to a charge of passing a car on a
curve and ipaid the costs of court.
Joseph Tyhite, Negro, paid the costs
of court on a charge of driving with
George Whitehurst was found guilty
on a charge of stealing a shot gun.
He was given a 30-day sentence sus
pended upon payment of a fine of
$30 and costs, five dollars of which
is to be paid to Walter Umphlett.
Elsie Harris, Negro, was found
guilty of reckless driving and failure
to give proper traffic signals. She
was ordered to pay a fine of $75 and
costs; $50 of which is to be rpaid J.
E.. Braitwaite for damages to a car.
An appeal was noted in this case and
bond was set at $200.
Nathaniel Whedbee, Negro, charged
with driving with improper registra
tion, failed to appear to answer the
charges. He was ordered held on bond
, ' Of $100. . ;
"Court costs were taxed against
Eula Thatch, Negro, jn the case ofj
Lester Hurdle, Negro , charged with
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1 If!., Dan Ferebee and Tim Ferebee, Tie-i
groes, submitted to charges of Assault
with a deadly weapon and each paid
the costs of court.
Garland Harris, Negro, paid ' the
costs of court on a charge of assault
on a female. :'.
T. J. Bass was found guilty on a
charge of being drunk on the highway.
He was given a 30-day sentence sus
pended upon payment of court costs
and the. condition that the defendant
not be convicted of public drunken
ness within six months.
JWelton Lilley, Negro, submitted to
a charge of failure to observe a stop
sign and paid the costs of, court.
' President Truman and top Congres
sional leaders are conferring this
" week, and reports coming out of
Washington state that a National
Emergency may be declared by the
President at the conclusion of the
y conference. President' Truman will
speak to the nation, by radio, on either
' Friday or Saturday night on the trend
of national and international events.
One report stated that price and wage
. controls will be included in any steps
. " taken in the event a . national emer-
gency is declared. ,
After a week of bitter retreat from
North Korea, United Nations forces,
. according to reports, are consolidating
" positions north of Seoul and are ex-
pected to make a stand against Com
munist Chinese troops. U. IS. Marines
and Army troops, beat their way out
of a trap In northeast Korea, and
' reached the port of Hungnam, where
'!2'jf!Klim in front of the Court Houw
and ships. UN officials state, that
loses . from' the fighting In North
: Korea have been revised downwsrd-
tince units began reporting at assem
' Meanwhile the United States and
Britain have endorsed a plan, offered
by 13 nations, for a cease fire order
Korea. The U. &, however, barred
v political discussion on the Far
t t until the. cease fire order is in
: 1 effect. The cease fire order, if
' ' -ted, will provide for a peaceful
f ' .lament of the Korean situation.
- 'ective Service announced Wed-
' 'y that calls for 160,000 men for
Armed Forces wiu ne reieasea
j the next two months; the step
"i induction is necessary, it was
d, to bring the Armed Forces ' will meet and hold its annual Christ
' e quota assigned by President mas party Friday night at the home of
s rrior to recent reverse! ia Mrs. J. R. Webb. All members are
i urged to et "ii '
Open For Election
Preliminary steps for holding a
special scnooi bond election on Janu
ary 6, 1991, were taken in the coun
ty last Saturday when registration
books were opened in the six voting
precincts of the county for the pur
pose of registering eligible voters not
already listed on the books.
The registration books will be open
ed until Saturday, December 23, for
registering voters and challenge day
will be December 30, it was report
ed by W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the
board of elections.
The special election will be held on
Saturday, January 6.
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners, meeting:
j here in special session on Thursday
01 last weex, appointed J. c. Banks
to the office as clerk of the Record
er' Court. -1
It was announced following the
meeting that Banks accepted the posi
tion under the terms of the duties of
the office as designated by the Board
at a salary of $100 per month, which
was a reduction in the salary by $50
formerly paid the clerk of this court.
tBanks, a veteran of World War II,
and who is employed by Milton Dail
and Son, will succeed W. H. Pitt, who
served as clerk of this court for the
past 16 yeans. Mr. Pitt advised the
Board he was unable to accept the ap
pointment on Wednesday of last week.
An office for the new clerk has been
set up in the lawyer's library at the
rear of the court room, and persons
ftavmjr business with the clerk are
requesreu wm m u OBiworgwi
ti. j . if .a. . a V
County Board flames
in touch with Mr. Banks at the Mil- ; """J iMiA
ton Dail and Son Office located on!"',. 0",T
Covent Garden Street.
Games With E City
The Perquimans basketball teams,
divided a twin bill played here Tues-
day night with Elizabeth City, witfc'
rhd TnHiort vinoura nnnninrv a Qfi1 A
victory, while the Perquimans boys
lost a nine point decision 27-18.
Marvina White, with 14 points, led
the Perquimans girls to an easy win
over the Lady Jackets. The Squaws
jumped into an early 10-2 lead, and
held this advantage throughout the
contest. Half time score was 20 to
7. Coach Fearing used reserves free
ly during the contest and gave his
squad an opportunity to gain playing
experience against the Elizabeth City
In the boys' game, Elizabeth City
showed a strong comeback in the sec
ond half, after , battling the Indians
on even terms during the first two
quarters, and took a 20-12 lead which
the Indians failed to overcome.
Perquimans led at the end of the
first period 5-4 and at the half, the
Jackets held a 11-10 advantage. Fore
man and DeMargee sparked the Jac
kets in a nine -point scoring spree
in the third quarter which gave them
the victory. Ben Thatch, rangy cen
ter for the Indians, collected 11 points
for high scoring honors of the game.
Saita (feis Coming
To Tovn Saturday
ISanta Claus is coming to town.
Yes. kiddies. Old Santa, all dressed
up in his red and white suit, will greet
Perquimans County children Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock when he
' All arrangements for Santa's visit
to Hertford were worked out at a
meeting of the Wm. Paul StaHings
Poet of the American Legion, whose
members, in cooperation with th mer
chants of Hertford wffl make this
Santa Claus party Possible.
A committee of Legionnaires, head
ed by w. F. Ainsley as chairman, will
handle all details of the event, which
will mark the formal opening of the
luieuae season in Hertford.
As usual, Santa will have favors to
distribute among the children,' ail of
whom are invited to the party cele
brating Santa Claus' arrival here. ,
AUXILIARY PARTY TONIGHT
The Auxiliary of the Wm. ; Paul
Stallings Post of the American Les-ion
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
Roterfens Are Told
Game Protector Gives
Club Outline of Ac
tivities A five point program being carried
out by the North Carolina Wildlife
Resources Commission offers an op
portunity for gains In this communi
ty, it was pointed out to members rf
the Hertford Rotary Club Tuesday
night by Eldon Winslow, County
Game Protector, who was a truest
speaker at the civic club meeting.
Reporting that between 40 and 50
non-residents sportsmen come into
the community each week, about eight
months in the year, to participate in
hunting and fishing offered in Per
quimans. Mr. Winslow stated that it
is necessary that this county cooperate
in the Wildlife program to maintain
the game and fish, which these
"The rivers in this area are big
drawing cards to hundreds of fisher
men fom other parts of this 'State and
Virginia," Mr. Winslow said, "and the
fine sport they find here draws oth
ers." ' .
(Reporting on the Wildlife program,
the Game Protector stated that the
State Commission is divided into 10
districts, and each disrict receives at
tention from the Wildlife Commission
to advance, its five point program of
Regulations, Law Enforcement, Man
agement, Education and Research.
(Regulations on hunting and fishing
according to Mr. Winslow, are worked
out at meetings conducted in each of
the 10 districts and that the game
protectors are authorized to carry out
the enforcement of the regulations.
- miM:nn OPPva ihroueh educa,
wiiuiize viwoo tiiiu wits DuiwiBi
preservation of game, and fish. Much
research is .done annually toy tne vom
mission as a means to maintain and
to increase.' the State's wildlife.
At the closing of his talk, Mr. Win
slow answered questions pertaining to
the program, asked by club members.
He' stated that the influx of sports-
- twfn fMa nnm'miinitv. especially
' ; nTiafontlv increasinir
d community has much to gain
thro h cooperation in the Wildlife
On U S. Honor Roll
A total of fifty-seven students of
Perquimans High 'School was listed on
the honor roll for the second grading
period which closed last Friday, it
was announced today by E. C. Wood
ard, principal of the school.
led all other classes with the number
nf students winning scholastic honors,
Listed on the honor roll by grades
Eighth Grade Joseph Butt, Charles
Smith, Barbara Edwards, Lois Jane
Kirhv. Emilv White. Joanne Wilhford,
Rnhhv Fisher. Ray Lane, Ann Burke
Chappell, Mary Frances Eure, Joan
Madre, Evelyn Ann Stanton, Julia
Ann S?tokes. Sue Perry White, Daryl
Allen, Billie Elliott, John Hill, Joseph
Linden, Patricia Biggers, Biiue varoi
Divers, Alice Jean Jackson and Colin
Ninth GradeUTilson Chappell, John
Morris, Jean Butt, Mattie Bae Morse,
Leo Dail and Hudson Fisher.
Tenth Grade Emily Ann Sumner
Mollie Lu Yeates, Nan Ella White,
Mable Martin ' Whedbee, Faye Butt,
Shirley Eure and Janie Winslow.
Eleventh Grade uen Miner, Amy
Van Roach, WUie Banner, ixwnmy
Sumner, Pauline Burbage, Marguerite
Butler. Kathleen Hurdle, Margaret
8 virions and Marvina White.
Twelfth Grade-JCalvin Butt, Lewis
Dawson, George Eure, Tracy KIrby,
Mehdn Lamb, Percy Rogerson, DoriB
Fale Allen. Anne Bray, Norma Butt,
Mary Sue Cook, Virginia Gay, Cath
rine Goodwin and Christine Thatch.
A paper drive, scheduled for last
Sunday bv the Hertford junior unam
ber of Commerce has been' postponed
until next Sunday, December 17, it
was announced today by D. F. Reed,
Jr president of the Jaycees.
; Mr. Reed stated that members of
the Jaycees will make a house to
house canvass, collecting old papers,
starting Sunday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock, and request is made of local
residents to save paper for the Jay-
Carolina. Friday, December 15, 1950.
Former Scouts Plan
Construction Of Hut
Request Site on Town
Lot Near River; Plan
To Build Soon
Former members of the Hertford
Troop of Boy Scouts have worked out
plans for construction of a Boy Scout
Hut, for the local troop, and have
requested permission to place a tem
porary structure on the Town lot, it
was reported here Monday night.
Charles Skinner, Emmett Landing
and Billy White appeared before the
Town Board seeking permission for
constructing the hut on the town
lot. - The representatives told mem
bers of the Town Board the building
will be 20 feet by 30 feet, and ai
built as to be removable in case the
Town required the space the Hut will
occupy near the river.
According to the plans presented
to the Town Board the Hut will be
constructed on wood, it will provide
a meeting place and play room for.
the Hertford troop of Boy Scouts, and
will be attractively painted when
The group told Board members that
all former members of the Troop will
be solicited for donations to help de
fray the cost of the building, and lum
ber mills will be asked to donate lum
ber for the structure,
Scouts and some volunteers will do the
actual work of the building of the
In requesting permission to place
the Hut on Town property the com
mittee pointed out to Town Com
missioners that the Boy Scout troop,
at present, has no meeting place, nor
suitablo recreational facilities, and it
was the desire of the former Scouts usual, the local Post Office is ex
that the present troop be provided ipecting a heavy increase in business
with a hadauarters which will be'durinir the next two weeks.
useful in huildintr un Scoutintr in this!
''The request for constructing the
buildins- on town ; property 'was
taken underadvisement by the Board
and a decision on the mhtter will be
made as soon as the Board investi
gates the position desired for the
T.B. Seal Sales At
1 With only 10 days remaining of the
annual TB Seal campaign, Mrs,
Frank McGoogan reported today that
the county has reached the half-way
mark toward its quota. She stated
that a large number of .residents still
have to reply to letters mailed out,
containing TB Seals, and the commit
tee urges all residents who have not
mailed in contributions to do so be
fore the close of the drive on Christ
Special self-addressed envelopes
were enclosed with the seals, ana
Mrs. McGoogan, chairman of the drive,
requests individuals to use those en
velopes in mailing back contributions
or for returning the seals. She point
ed out these envelopes are so marked
as to give the individual credit for
the contribution or the return of the
seals. ISome residents have used oth
er envelopes in returning the seals,
and the committee, thus, has no way
of knowing the identity of the send
er, v' '
Individuals who have not replied
to the appeal for help toward raising
funds for the fight against TB will
shortly receive a reminder from the
Committee, and the chairman stated in
ffliM cases, because oi me use oi
. j. .
other enveloDes some persons may re
ceive a reminder who has already.
contributed , and these persons are
asked to ignore the notice. Persons
who have not contributed nor , who
have not returned the seals are urged
to do so at once. y
Spoken At Winfall
The wedding of Miss Evelyn Susan
Chappell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
McEUroy Chappell of Hertford and
Albert Lee Benton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Beh'ton of Route Three,
took place, at 5:30 o'clock, Saturday
evening, December 2,, at the Methodist
parsonage in Winfall.
The Rev. J. S. Craffin, pastor of
the church officiated at the double
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore an aqua suit with navy
accessories and a corsage of white
rose buds. ! 1
Immediately following the ceremony
the couple left for a short wedding
trip, after which they will make their
home in Edenton. ",
Half Way fM Here
PERQONS INDIANS IKE EDEOTON
BASKETEERS IN DEDICATION GAME HERE
Central PTA To
Meet Monday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Perquimans Central Grammar School
will meet Monday evening, December
18, at 7:30 o'clock.
The program theme for this meet
ing is "Love Grows And Grows." An
interesting program has been planned
with music being furnished by the
High School Glee Club and band. The
devotional will be conducted by Mrs.
Graham Wood, and Mrs. Will White
will give the reading.
All parents and friends are invited
Local Post Office
To Remain Open
For the convenience of local pa
trons, the Hertford Post Office will
be open on Saturday afternoons, start
ing December 16, and continuing
through December 23, it was an
nounced today by W. W. White, Post
The opening of the stamp, parcel
Post and money order windows on Sat-
onlay afternoons will be for the bene-
fit of the many patrons having extra
business with the Post Office because
of the holidays.
Mr. White reminds patrons of the
office that in order to assure prompt
delivery of Christmas mail and par
cels these items should be mailed
early. The earlier, the better, for as
Christmas cards and letters should
be properly addressed and carry suf
ficient postage, Mr. iiite stated, and
parcels should be securely wrapped
and tied, plainly addressed, for early
Farm Bureau Names
Officers For 1951
Perouimans County Farm Bureau
met Tuesday night at the Agriculture
Building and elected officers for the.tory, although the entire Indian squad
year 1951. Named president was El
wood White of Star Route, Winfall;
vice-president, John O. White, Route
1, Hertford; secretary-treasurer, Jac-
ob L. White. Route 1. Hertford, and,
directors named were Milton Dail for1,
Hertford Township, Colin Jackson for
Bethel Township, George S. Caddy for
Parkville Township. Wallace J. Benton
New Hope Township, and Herbert
Williams for Belvidere,
It was reported at the meeting that
the membership drive of the local
Farm Bureau had closed with 233
memberships signed for the year. This
is about half the usual number of
members signed in Perquimans. The
quota for the 1950 membership drive
Names Vann Master
Perquimans Lodge No. 106, A. F.,
& A. M., held an election of officers
for the year 1951, and selected C. R.
Vann as Master, it was announced
this week. Other elected officers
named were R. R. White, Senior War
den; J. S. Bass, Junior Warden; J. S,
Vick, Secretary; Dr. A. B. Bonner,
Treasurer; W. F, Ainsley, member of
the Finance Committee three years,
and R. C. Murray, Board of Trustees.
Installation of the elected and ap
pointed officers will be conducted by
the lodge at an early meeting in
Lions Club To Hold
Meeting Friday P.M.
The Hertford Lions Club will meet
Friday night, December 15, at 6:45
P, M., at the high school lunchroom
for its annual Christmas party. A
buffet supper will be served and all
members are requested to attend and
bring their wives.
; Each member is also asked to bring
a gift as presents will be exchanged
at this meeting.
FIREMEN ANSWER CALL
Hertford Fire Department was call
ed to the home of George Caddv.
Route 3, last Saturday afternoon at
about S:30 o'clock to extinguish a
chimney fire. Damage was reported
as alight. 1
5 Cents Per Copy
School Officials Preside
At Ceremonies Held
Perquimans High School's new gym
and vocational building was formally
dedicated last Friday night with cere-i
monies conducted by local school offi
cials and a double-header basketball
game between the boys and girls of
Perquimans and Edenton High School.
One of the largest crowds ever to
witness a local basketball game was
on hand for the dedication.
The events opened with a prelimi
nary game between the girls' teams
which was won by the Perquimans
Squaws by a score of 23-16. Mar
vina White with 11 points led the scor
ing for the Squaws while Downum
was high point getter for the Eden
ton girls. The Squaws gained an
8-3 advatnage during the first period
and maintained thig lead throughout
the contest. Halftime score was 12
to 6 in favor of Perquimans.
During the intermission of this
game short talks were made by J. T.
Biggers, Superintendent of Schools,
George Caddy, representing the School
Board, Principal E. C. Woodard and
Guy Cannon, representing the student
body of the school.
A special welcome to the opening
of the building was tendered by Mr.
Biggers who stated that the building
was more than a basketball plant, that
it was for use of students in taking
physical education and learning to
develop their health, and to cooperate
with fellow students and teachers. He
pointed out that one-third of the build
ing was devoted to vocational shop
and industrial arts, which teaches the
youth the use of his hands and mind
on creative work.
The many spectators who attended
the .ceremonies were highly impress
ed with the building and its possibili
tiees to assist the youths of the coun
ty in development of, physical edu
cation artd v6cational work, as' well
as affording one of the finest basket
ball courts in this section of the state.
The dedication closed with the cage
game between the Perquimans boys
and the Edenton Aces with the In
dians chalking up a victory by a score
of 33 to 31. This game was a thriller
to the audience, with both teams dis
playing a fine brand of basketball.
The Indians were a little sharper on
basket shooting than the Aces.
Ben Thatch, tallying a total of 16
; points led his teammates in the vic-
exhibited fine teamwork to assure the
opening victory. . Starters for the In
dians besides Thatch were Cannon, Til
ley, Towe and Sumner. Coach Fear-
ing also used waiiicer ana Morns in
the game. Edenton's high scorer was
Gardner who collected nine points.
Reduced By $4,000
Hertford's Town indebtedness was
reduced Tuesday, by an amount of
$4,000, members of the Town Board
were advised by W. G. Newby, clerk,
at the Board's meeting held Monday
night. The payment of the four thou
sand dollars this week leaves a bal
ance owed on Town bonds of $76,000,
Mr. Newby stated,
The present outstanding bonds, Mr.
Newby also reported, will be liqui
dated completely by 1965.
During the -meeting of the Board
it was voted that the usual Christ
mas presents, presented to town em
ployees and members of the Fire De
partment, be given again this year.
The Board named Mayor V. N. Dar
den and Commissioner B. C. Berry
as a committee to investigate on the
building of a Scout Hut on the Town
lot, and this committee is to report
on the advisability of granting per
mission for this construction.
Eastern Star Holds
.The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star met Monday night,
with each member presenting a Christ
mas gift to be given to the chapter's
guest at the Masonic and Eastern Star
Home. The members voted to make a
donation to the County Welfare
Christmas fund, and transacted a num
ber of other business matters. A
Christmas program was presented by
Sisters Lucille Winslow, Maude Reeves
and Ruby White and all joined in the
singing of carols. v
'After the closing of th Chapter a
surprise social hour was enjoyed with
Mrs. Maude Reeves and Mrs. Ruth
Overman as hostesses. r
' The next meeting of the Chapter
will be held on Christmas night, in
the lodge room. ' " ?