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. Volume XVII. No. 51.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 22, 1950.
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VatJ Docket In
I!:ro On Today
Of Hertford PTA
Mathews fleeted As
Chairman of County
Nineteen Cases Disposed
Of By Court In Long
4 A varied docket of 19 cases were
handled in ' Perquimans Recorder's
Court in session here, on Tuesday.
, '-. Charged with speeding, William
i Perry, Michael Corite, Jimmie Ballance,
Daniel Neger, Raymond Whitesell and
W. T. Higginbotham each entered a
plea of guilty and paid the costs of
: court Robert Metrich was ordered
to pay a fine of $5 and costs on a
. similar charge.
' James Davis, Negro, failed to ap
pear to answer charges of driving
' without a license and the warrant was
' Ordered returned and the defendant
held on bond.
i Lester Hurdle, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of driving drunk.
' Hie was ordered to pay a fine of $100
and costs of court.
. Claude Moore entered, a plea ofi
guilty to two counts, driving without
a license and driving under the influ
ence of intoxicants. He was ordered
to pay a fine of $125.
Judgment was continued in the case
. of Nathaniel Whedbee, Negro, charged
with driving with improper registra
tion. Whedbee entered a plea of guil
A verdict of not guilty was returned
in the case in which Jonas, Whedbee
ISTegro, was charged with non-support
of an infant.
.William Landing submitted to a
charge of failure to observe a stop
sign and paid the costs of court.
-James Felton, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of reckless driv
ing and paid the costs of court and
"$22.60 for the use of J. E. Ward for
$ fjM nriJi"'ieirro. was fined
$25 and costs on a charge of driving,
- without a license.' - - ' P
jfftvmnnH lTtnn. Nem. submitted
to' a charge of being drunk and4-
orderly and paid the costs oC
- vf wiffiam Henry" Riddlck, "Negro, ilrr
ordered tc- pay the costs of cottrvarid
V $150 for the use of Royal Baking Com
pany, on a charge of reckless driving
, resulting in damages to a truck own
ed by the company.
"Raymond Levee was found guilty
of failing to give proper traffic sig-
nals. He was .ordered to pay the
costs of court and repair a truck
. owned foy J. T. Godfrey.
Warrant was ordered returned in
;. th-'cRse at Glenn Nelson who failed
' 'to appear to answer charges of driv-i
Ing with no clearance bghts.
County Joy Fund
Sfl Lists Some
"Despite the fact that we have had
an increase in volunteers contributions
for our County Joy Fund, we still have
few families on the list, who will
have a Joyless Christmas unless other
individuals or organizations come to
their rescue," C. Edgar White, super
intendent of Public Welfare said to-
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Mr. White pointed out that the Joy
fund list, made up of about 40 county
" families, who unless aided by those
..more fortunate, will have a Joyless
' holiday; He stated that a large num-
ber of the families have already been
-, chosen to receive food baskets, from
individuals and organizations, but a
few families still remain on the list
The Joy fund In Perquimans is su
pervised each year, by the Welfare
Department. It is outside the depart
ment's usual work but the officials of
the department do this Job t help
others to provide a cheerful Christmas
for the needy. 'V . t
(Individuals who desire tft contribute
to this fund are requested to contact
Mr, White at the Welfare .Office In
- the Court House.
Winslow Rites Held
(Jlrs. Ellen Winslow, 83, died at the
ime of her son, Obed Winslow, near
. lvid'ere, Monday night at 11 o'clock.
S arriving are two sons, Obed and
Ivilliam A. Winslow; three daughters,:
Charlie Jordan of Chowan Coun
; Mrs. J. C Baccus, of Perquimans
1 Mrs. H. E. Shipley of Baltimore,
hmther William R. Chappell;?
r-rnTiifcMldren and 23 itwat arrand -
neral services were conducted at
juch Funeral Home Thursday af
n at two o'clock and burial fol
" i the Whiteston Cemetery.
State Of Emergency Being Observed
Following Proclamation By President
Price and Wage Plan
. FlTSt of Rules to Be
The United States resumed a state
Natujaal Emergency, last Saturday
following the issuance of a prtclftpag
won by president Harry S. Truman, in
which he called upon every citizen to
exert all effort to bring about a de
fense of this nation against Com
Effects of the proclamation has al
ready been seen in many parts of the
nation; and will likely be felt in every
county in the country. A number of
regulations, already vested in the au
thority of the President, have been
invoked, and more will likely be an
nounced in the weeks to come.
Some of the highlights of the pro
gram to be carried, out, according to
the President's speech, which was
broadcast to the nation last Friday
night 'are: ?
1. An increase in the Armed Forces
to a number of three and a half mil
2. A stepping up of all types ofpro-
duction; these include farm crops as
well as machinery and armaments.
8. A freeze of wages and prices.
At the present this plan will be placed
on a voluntary honor system, with
strict enforcement if the honor sys
tem fails to keep down inflation.
4. A stepping up of the Civilian
One of the effects of the President's
speech, In which he called up trainmen
to halt a wildcat strike, forcing an
embargo in parcel post, was the end
ing of this strike last Saturday morn-
intr when the trainmen returned to
A seond announcement stated that
automobile manufacturers, a number
of which had announced price in
creases in cars, had planned to comply
with Government orders and retain
car prices at figures as of December 1.
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jm XierUOrU ASSeiRDiy
A series of revival services are be
ing conducted, at the Hertford Assem
bly of, God Church, which Is located
on, Grubb Street, it was announced
today by RevvPaul F. Chambers, pas
tor of the church. The services began
Monday with Abe Adams of Elyria,
Ohio as the guest evangelist. The
public is invited to attend.
Library Hours For
A schedule for hours for the Per
quimans County Library, during the
holidays, was announced today by Misa
Mae Wood Winslow, chairman of the
! Library Board.
The Library will
be closed from
December 21 through December . 26,
inclusive for Christmas and from De
cember 29 through January 2, for
New Year, , , .
Season's Greetings ;
May the spirit of Christmas be reflected r
in the faces of your loved ones this won- ;
derful holiday season .... Merry Christ-
mas to all! I f-f 5 im
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THE EDITOR. 1
Weekly Office To Be
Closed iAH Next Week
The office of The Pei-quimans
Weekly will be closed for the Christ
mas holidays all next week.
1 (Editor and Mrs. Max Campbell lef
yesterday for Shelbyville, Indiana
where they will spend Christmas with
Mr. Campbell's father. They will re
turn to Hertford on Saturday, Decem
ber 30. ' v
The office of The Weekly will be
open again starting New Year's .Day.
Hertford Man Cut
Severely Friday P.M.
Jack Keel is a patient in the Albe
marle Hospital suffering from a se
vere knife wound and loss of blood,
sustained last Friday night at about
'9 o'clock near the Nathan Jordan
home, one mile north of Hertford on
Sheriff M. G. Owens reported Mon
day that he had arrested S. E. Elmore
on a charge of cutting Keel. He
stated that Keel told him Elmore was
the man who did the cutting. El
more was released on a bond of $500
and will be given a hearing on the
charge in Recorder's Court in January.
Sheriff Owens stated that his in
vestigation of the case revealed that
Keel had driven T. H. Bass to the Jor
dan home, and on arriving there had
started to work on his car, which was
knocking. An argument between
Keel and Mr. and Mrs. Jordan follow'
ed, during which Keel was ordered to
move his car from the Jordan proper
ty. Nathan Jordan told Sheriff Owens
that Elmore, who was at the Jordan
home, came up to the group but that
he (Jordan) did not see Keel cut.
Elmore has denied the charge to
Sheriff Owens. :
County Schools Are
Closed (For Holidays
Perauimans County schools closed
at noon Thursday for the Christmas
holidays, it was announced today by
John T. Biggers, County School Su
perintendent. The schools will observe
an eleven day vacation this year, with
students returning to classes on Tues
day, January 2. a ,
At Holy Trinity
A- special invitation to residents of
this community to attend services at
the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on
Christmas Day was issued today by
the Rev. Charles Wulf, rector of the
church. , ' -1
The services will begin at 10 A.M.,
featuring Festal Choral Eucharist and
Central PTA Holds
"O, Little Town of Bethelem" was
the opening song for the Perquimans
Central Grammar School Parent
Teacher Association Monday . evening
at the school in Winf all.
(An impressive devotional was con
quered by Mrs. Graham Wood, assist-
edPfif Mrs. Johnnie Bray as vocalist
and Hader Franklin White at the pi
ano. The Scriptural reading of the
Christmarf Story was intettningled
with such beloved carols as "O, Come
All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night,"
"Luther's Cradle Hymn," "Hark the
Herald Angels Sing," "The First
Noel," and "Joy to the World."
The Hertford Grammar and Per-i
quimans Central Junior Bands, under
the direction of Richard David, ren
dered selections including "Abide With
Me," '"Lightly Row," "Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star," "America the
Beautiful," and "Jingle Bells."
The High School Glee Club, under
the direction of Miss Dorothy May-
nard, Bnd accompanied by Amy Van
Roach, sang "Winter Wonderland,"
'White Christmas," "ISanta Claus Is
Coming to Town," and "Twas the
Night Before Christmas."
Mrs. Will White of Hertford gave
a reading "The Christmas Story."
The short business session consist
ed of the reading and approval of
the minutes, treasurers report, presi
dent's message, relayed greetings
from local and state officers and a
motion to purchase 75 official PTA
The January meeting will be con
ducted by the Woodville-Chapanoke
communities with "The Citizen Child,"
as the topic for discussion.
Mrs. Edwin White's first and sec
ond grades won the attendance prize.
Seta's Visit Here
Draws Crowd of Cufl
The second annual arrival of Santa
Claus, in Hertford, was termed a
huge success by the committee of the
Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the Ameri
can Legion, which sponsored the event
last Saturday afternoon. A crowd
estimated between 500 and 800 pel-
sons, children and their parents, gath
ered at the Court House for Santa's
Old Santa, all dressed up in his holi
day suit, came in on the Town fire
truck, he was proceeded by members
of the Perquimans High School Band,
which rendered a number of musical
selections while Santa Claus greeted
Members of the Legion committee
then joined Santa Claus in passing out
gifts and fruit to the children, v
More than thirty minutes passed
before Santa and the committee mem
bers served each of the children with
gift provided by the Legion and Hert
ford merchants, who cooperated in the
The Hertford Grammar School Parent-Teachers
Association held its reg
ular meeting in the school auditorium
December 14, at eight o'clock. The
meeting opened with the hymn "O,
ICome All Ye Faithful." Mrs. W. C.
Cherry, the president, presented
Charlie Skinner, local Scoutmaster,
who introduced W. A. "Bill" Suther
land of Elizabeth City, district scout
executive who told the group about
the aims, objects and advantages of
a Cub iScout Pack. He explained how
the pack should be organized and how
the work could be carried out. Dur
ing the business session of the meet
ing the association unanimously voted
to accept Mr. Sutherland's plans and
suggestions and to sponsor the or
ganization of a Cub Scout Pack in
The fifth grade of the scliool, under
the direction of Mrs. T. B. Walters,
presented the program which was a
playlet entitled, "The Spirit of Christ
mas." The theme of the playlet was
the life of Santa Claus, from the time
he was a wee baby without a name
until he was a big, fat jolly old fellow
spreading the joys of Christmas over
all the world. For the devotional, a
group of girls gave the Christmas
story from St. Luke after whxh the
Lord's Prayer was prayer in unison.
The school glee club, ulnder the
direction of Miss Dorothy Maynard,
render Christmas carols at intervals
during the playlet.
During the brief business session,
presided over by the president, the
association decided to purchase a Tu
berculosis Seal Bond. The minutes
of the previous meeting were read
and approved and the treasurer gave
the financial report. The secretary
read Christmas srieetinKs and the
monthly message from the Stato PTA
president, Russell M. Grumman. Mrs.
Cherry reported on the recent banquet
which the organization served to the
Masons and Eastern Star members
and thanked all for the wonderful co
operation which made it such a su&
To Aces And Jackets
The Perquimans Indians dropped
two basketball games to old rivals,
Edenton and Elizabeth City during
the past week. Both games were
played away from home.
Edenton boys topped the Indians
last Friday night by a six point mar
gin of 34-28, to revenge a loss suffer
ed to Perauimans two weeks ago. The
game was nip and tuck throughout
the first three periods, with the score
tied at many points of the game. Dur
ing the final period Edenton surged
into a strong offensive which netted
nine points while Perquimans tallied
On Monday night the Indians pla ed
at Elizabeth City and lost the decision
46-15. The Yellow Jackets jumped
into a commanding lead early in the
ball game and inability of the Indians
to find the range of the basKer stop
ped the Indians' offensive cold.
The Perquimans Squaws won over
the Edenton girls, for a second time
this season, the final score being
36-17. Marvina White lead the scor
ing for Perquimans. The Squaws
hit a slump at Elizabeth City and lostt
to the Lady Jackets by a 34-25 mar-
VFW Post To Hold
The Garland H. Onley Post of the
VFW will sponsor a Christmas dance
at the VFW hall on Monday night,
December 25, it was announced today
by J. W. Dillon, who stated that part
of the proceeds will be used by the
Post for Christmas baskets to be giv
en to the needy.
A limited number of tickets will be
placed on sale prior to the date of the
dance, and the public may secure
tickets from any member of the Post
Music for the dance will be furnish
ed by an out-of-town orchestra, with
whom arrangements are now being
Set Closing Dates '
Closing dates for Hertford mer
chants for the holidays have" been
released by a spokesman for the mer
chants following a survey conducted
among the stores this week ' j; ;
'Local business houses will be closed
for Christmas Day, and will reopen
for business on Tuesday, December 26.
The stores will also be closed on New
Year's Day, it was announced. -
Named; Control Of
Peanuts Is Voted
Julian R. Mathews was elected
chairman of the Perquimans County
OLA. Committee, at a meeting of the
county delegates, held Friday at the
Agricultural Building in Hertford, it
was announced Monday by W. E.
White, secretary. Other officials se
lected for the County Committee were
Milton Dail, vice-chairman; John Q.
Hurdle, member, and L. L. Lane and
L. A. Smith, alternates.
Delegates to the convention, which
selected the officers, were James
Lane, Belvidere; L. L. Lane, Nicanor;
S. M. Long, Bethel; Jack Hunter,
Hertford; S. D. Danks, New Hope,
and Ernest Morgan, Parkville.
In the election held Thursday of
last week, Community Committeemen
for the PMA were named as follows:
Belvidere, James Lane, chairman; J.
M. Copeland, vice-chairman; Walter
Nowell, member, and Elwood Nowell,
N. W. Chappell, alternates.
Nicanor: L. L. Lane, chairman;
Roy Winslow, vice-chairman; E. S.
Winslow, member, and A. B. White
and W. R. Baker, alternates.
Bethel: E. Y. Berry, chairman; S.
M. Long, vice-chairman; C. T. Phil
lips, member, and Warner Madre and
Howard Matthews, alternates.
Hertford: V. C. Winslow, chairman;
Howard Williams, vice-chairman;
Percy Rogerson, member, and Jack
Hunter and L. G. Howell, alternates.
New Hope: William A. Chappell,
chairman; Carson Spivey, vice-chair
man; S. D. Banks, member, and Wal
lace Benton and Joshu Sutton, alter
Parkvilje: Ernest Morgan, chair
man; Winfried Smith, vice-chairman;
John Bray, member, and W. W. Bundy
and E. L. Miller, alternates.
In the peanut referendum, also con
ducted on Thursday of last week, Per
quimans County farmers voted for the
continued control of this crop. Two
hundred and 32 farmers participated
inythe 'election yith 187 voting for
control while 95 voted against the pro
posal. Two Pre-induction
Calls Listed By
Local Draft Board
Perquimans County has been called
upon by Selective Service Headquar
ters to furnish a total of 80 youths
for pre-induction examinations during
the months of December and Janu
ary, it was reported today by Mrs.
Edna Winslow, clerk of the local
Draft Board. Thirty- five registrants
will be called for examinations on De
cember 26, and forty five will be call
ed on January 22.
The increase in the call, scheduled
in January, is in line with the an
nouncement of Selective Service offi
cials that the program will be stepped
up to provide the additional pne.n
needed to bring the total of the Armed
Forces to the number set by President
county jg fiet or January
4, when five selectees will be ordered
The next induction call for men
to induction into the Armed Forces.
Mrs. Winslow also reported that the
local board has listed three registrants
as delinquents and anyone knowing
the whereabouts of the delinquents
are requested to get in touch with
the local draft office. The delinquents
are Fenton Bembry, Negro, Townsend
Parsonsi Negro and Robert William
Lane Funeral Held
Addison Rayner Lane, 73, died at
his home in Hertford at 5:20 P. M.,
Monday evening, following a long ill
ness. He was the son of the late
David and Margaret Riddick Lane,
and husband of Mrs. Annie Nixon
He was for many years caretaker
of Cedarwood Cemetery in Hertford.
(Besides his wife he is survived by
two sons, J. D. and R. K. Lane, both
of Hertford; three sisters, Mrs. Del
finer Lane, Mrs. Henrietta Trueblood
and Mrs. Bessie Stallins, all of this
, 'Funeral services were conducted at
the "Lynch Funeral Home at two
o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial
followed in Cedarwood Cemetery. .