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Volume XVm. No. 1.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 5, 1951. j ;X7f 5 Cents Per Copy
timm1 Court :
lid Varied Docket
At Ssssian Tusday
Defendant Taxed With
Costs (For Following
, Fire Truck -
' - For Violating a Hertford ordinance
which prohibits motorists from follow
ing too jilosely behind a fire truck,
Roy Ward was taxed wiith the costs
..- of court , in Perquimans Recorder's
Court lere Tuesday morning. Ward
- ' was arrested on the charge after he
had followed behind the fire truck en
route to a fire last week, y ; ,
r ' ; Other cases disposed of In Record
' ers Court this week included those of
George Roegner', Irvinr Rubin, Charles
Mitchell and Richard Sugie, all of
whom entered pleas of guilty to
charges of speeding and paid fines of
. .. $10 and costs of court.
Costs' of court were taxed against
Charles Simmons and John Hill who
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
Johnny Staten, Negro, was found
guilty on three counts, driving with-'
out a license, driving after license
was revoked and temporary larceny.
He was given a 90 day sentence to be
suspended upon payment of a f ine of
$200 and costs. .
Cecil Hayites entered a plea of
' guilty to driving wfth improper brakes
and paid a fine of' $5 and costs.
G. S. Goodwin, charged with tres
spass,., was handed a 80 day sentence
to be suspended upon payment of a
'.. ' fine of $10 nd costs, v.: ,
(Daniel Robersoft', Jr., failed to ap
pear to answer; a charge of trespass
' and his bond of $100 mm ordered for-
Vernon Edward, Negro, submitted
, to a charge of faffing to obtferve a
. - stop sign and -paid the costs off court
.: ;; Robert HaH submitted to a charge!
, of driving with irutfficient brakes
-and paid Cf ini tio ac costs.1,, , -
' Robert Conley, Negro, submitted to
a enarge ox driving wwn improper
frW -v OraKeo ana paaa a line oi o ana kiwi.
William Basndght, Negro, entered a
- plea of gollty to driving without a H
. . cense and jfilA a fine of $80.
County f':n Leave
Perquimans County's two repre-
sentatives to the 1951 North Carolina
i Legislature, Senator J. Eirimdtt Wins-
low . and Representative Carroll R.
j Holmes, left Tuesday for the opening
session of the General Assembly at
This- will be the second session of
the Legislature for Senator Window
who was re-elected as Senator for the
First District last November, and will
. be the first session for Representative
Holmes, who, likewise, was named to
the office in ; the general election in
i November.' ;
'Tft General Assembly opened Wed
nesday, after members held prelimi
nary meetings Tuesday, night ironing
out leadership positions of the two
brandies of the Assembly.
Vhite Bites Held
' funeral services for (Retha Lee
White, five'iimionths eld daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Archie B. White of
Whiteston, who died Wednesday morn
ing at eight o'clock, after a long dll
nere. iwere conducted alt 3530: o'clock
Thursday afternoon at Up-'River
Friends Church, by Mrs. , EhxaJbetft.
tie. ' ' '
Gurviving besides (the parents are
four sisters Mary (Frances, ratncia,
I!arJorie and iThelma iWhite; one bro
ther, (Lyndon White, and the maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen J.
Window., i 1 .
Burial iwas in the Up IRlver "Frd'ends
" EIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Oler Bnr
nounce the birth of a son, bom Thurs
day,, December . 21 a tht Albemarle
K;"ritel,- -, , '
r 1 Injory
i . C. T. SkJnner is a patient In
marie Hospital, . Elizabeth
-miing a riHeht accident last
i c'le received a back in-
I.'sw'ry was admitted at the
",r." i Tuesday for ob-
) ' ' ' Tl""t.
FORTY TONS OP SUPPLIES DROPPED FO KOREAN FIGHTERS Ten C-119s of the U. S. Far
East Air Forces Combat Cargo Command recentl - airlifted 80,000 pounds of ammunition and sup
plies in one day to troops of the Korean First Divi ion. Left, members of the Army's 11th Airborne
Division "Kicker" crews (assistant jump masters) lash vital freight before the take-off. Right, multi
colored parachutes blossom into the skies as the food, medicine and shooting stuff is eased to the earth.
In Celebration Of
This year the Wesson Oil and Snow
drift People, who comprise one of the
largest industrial families which serve
Southern agriculture and the nation's
consumers, will celebrate the 50th an
niversary of the manufacture of th-ir
premium shortening, Snowdrift.
The .employees of the Hertford
Mill, which has been an integral part
of the industrial life of Hertford
since 1935, form an important branch
of the great Southern industry that
is Wesson Odl and Snowdrift today.
Here, for years, an ever-increasing
bulk of cotttonseed has been brought
in from the fields of the South. Here,
men and machinery have refined from
the fruitful seed a steady flow of
vegetable oil for American and world
markets. . ;" v .
The progress and growth' of such
products as Snowdrift and Wesson
Oil really began more than' 50 years
.-4towtel jhe. ;(stor. o jhese
nationaMyknoiwn producM,"Vis to re
count the history of the cottonseed oil
industry in, the South. -
'Prior to the developing of the crush
ing industry, cottonseed had no , cash
value. With each 100 lbs. of cotton
fiber, the cotton plant yields approxi
mately 160 lbs. of cottonseed not
more than 18 lbs. of this seed are
needed to plant the following year's
crop. ! While the crushing mills made
'possible many uses of the cottonseed
cake' and meal, it was the cottonseed
oil and its by-products that were
destined to pay great dividends to the
Southern farmer. Cottonseed oil is
used almost entirely as a food, and the
most important single 'use of cotton
seed oil is the manufacture of shorten-
in : .
iSnojwdrift was the first of the quali
ty shortenings containing cottonseed
oil. to appear on the grocery market,
at the turn of the century. It is to
day a fine product still the favorite
shortening of millions of American
; But edible cottonseed oil was made
possible by the great determination of
one man. ' Had it not been for a re
nowned chemist named David Wesson,
housewives today might still be cook
ing without Wesson Oil and Snow
drift. Although the nutritional pro
perties of cottonseed oil have always
been present, American consumers
shunned its use for shortening and
salad oil. In 1899, "Doc" Wesson,
then employed by the predecessor
company of Wesson Oil and Snowdrift,
sent a container of cottonseed on to!
the president of his -company with
this note: "I am sending you a sample
of that odorless and flavorless cotton
seed oil I promised you. Try it out
and let me know what you think of
it" The president did, and one year
later "Snowdrift? -a white, fluffy
shortening made largely with cotton
seed appeared on the market.
It was the iBrooWyn-fcorn David
Wesson's process a means of shoot
ing steam through cottonseed oil in
a vacuum to render it appetising
plus the business acumen and know-
how of Southern refinery men that
gave rise to a typically American ma
jor industry the' cottonseed oil In
dustry,' which today returns a large
part of the Southern cotton farmer's
total casta income.
The Wesson Oil and Snowdrift Com
pany produces Wesson OH, Snowdrift,
and well-known shortenings for bak
ers: The company's wholly-owned
subsidiaries make Blue Plate mayon
naise, margarine, , salad dressing,
sauces, mices, coffee,! tea and peanut
butter and pack a large share of the
shrimn canned in the United States.
Yet, the company's princitpal industry
is the processing and distributing of
cottonseed oil and its syiproducts. It
is the nation's oldest and largest firm
Operating hard by the farmers el
(Continued on Fan Eight) . ,
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J. R. Jarvis Named
To Draft Board
'Perquimans County's Draft Board
was completed 'this week with an an
nouncement that J. R. Jarvis, a resi
dent of Hertford, had been appointed
as third member of the local board.
Other members of the board are
Cecil C. Winslow and Joshu Sutton.
Appointment Of iMr. Jarvis to 'the
board was made by the committee
composed of W. H. Pitt, 'Superior
Court Perk, John IT. Biggers, Super
intendent of Schools and W. F. Ains
ley, chairman of the Board of Elec
tions. THIS WEEK'S
In Washington the 82nd Congress
convened Wednesday to begin the task
of shaping the policies of this nation
for the months ahead. The 81st Con
gress adjourned Tuesday, after having
passed several measures to provide
funds for the. emergency. The new
ConVess'ejipcted to continue the4!
study ot the defense needs of the na
tion and (will, 5n all probability, -vote
increases in taxes to help defray the
higher costs involved with building up
the national defenses.
Governor W. Kerr Scott, addressing
the opening session of the North Ca
rolina General Assembly this week in
Raleigh, called upon the legislators to
continue the State's "igo forward"
program by providing ways and means
for improvement of the state's rivers
and harbors, continuation of rural
electrification, rural telephones and
the primary road system. Governor
Scott reported on the progress of the
secondary road program and stated
the program is progressing rapidly at
idbstfl lower than estimated.
On the war front in Korea, Chinese
Communists have broken through UN
defense lines north of Seoul, and the
South Korean government fled the
city. Communist troops were report
ed only eight miles from the capital,
and pressing forward with overwhelm
ing superiority : in manpower. UN
troops, reports state, have taken
tremendous toll of Communist lives in
the 'battle which has raged since New
Russia has replied to a note tend
ered by the United States, Britain and
France for a meeting of the Big Four
to iron out tension on .the internation
al problems,, but reports from Wash
ington state the reply, while appar
ently approving the request, is so
framed to be , only additional propa
ganda for the Russians. Diplomatic
officials of the Big Three are now
studying the reply for the purpose of
determining if such a meeting will
ease the international tension.
County Boards To
Meet Next Monday .
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners will hold its regular
January meeting in the Court House
next Monday, January 8. The meeting
was postponed from the regular first
Monday because of the New Year's
holiday. '.:--!:" '
'Members of the 'Perquimans Board
of Education will also meet next Mon
day at 10 A. M., in the offlcevof the
Superintendent of Schools.
AUXILIARY TO MEET ' x
The American Legion Auxiliary will
meet Friday evening, January 5,' at
8 P. M., at the Agricultural Building.
All members are urged to attend.
IMr. and Mrs. Guy Newby, Jr., of
Charleston, W. Va., announce the
birth of a son, Guy Stokes Newby,
born December 17,. .
Charles F. Sumner
Retires As Local
Capt. Charles F. Sumner, Hertford
mail carrier for the past 28 years and
three months, was retired January 1,
1951, it was. announced here this
iMr. Sumner began his duties as the
first mail carrier in Hertford on Oc
tober 1, 1922. He served under six
postmasters during his years of ser
vice, these being Hilary Winslow, J.
P. Jessup, Edgar Morris, S. M. Whed
bee, James E. Newby and W. W.
Adhering to the postal adage that
the mails must go through, Mr. Sum
ner worked through three hurricanes,
and one tornado during his years of
service. He missed only two days of
mail delivery, and this was due to ex
tremely heavy snows.
He is proud of his record of hav
Jjig worked as mail carrier for 27
years without having, any reports
feainsf "ni,mv for' infraction of -postal
regulations, nor complaints lodged., by
any patron of his route. v
His route, which he walked each
day, measured 15 miles, and it is es
timated that during t&a career as mail
carrier he covered distance equal as
about five times around the world.
(During his years as postal employee
he saw the 'local mail service grow
each year, both as to the volume of
mail handled here and the number of
people taking advantage of the ser
vice. Prior to his appointment to the
local Post Office Department he serv
ed six and one-half years with the
U. S. Army, attaining the rank of
On receipt of the notice of his re
tirement Mr. Sumner said, "During
all the time I was mail carrier my
f ellqw employees and patrons of my
route have been pleasant and coopera
tive to work with, and I greatly ap
preciate the experience I have had
during my service with the local post
(Mrs. Minnie Jones Wright, 65, wife
of Herman L. Wright, of South Nor
folk, Va.,, died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. J. W. GatKng, at Bethel,
Perquimans County, Sunday at 10:20
A. M., after a long illness. Funeral
services were held at the Lynch Fun
eral Home here Tuesday at 1 P. M.
Burial followed in the Riverside Ceme
tery in South Norfolk. v
(She was a' native of Perquimans)
County and daughter of the late Wil
liam Thorn as Jones and -Mrs. Edwin
Berry Jones. She had lived in South
Norfolk for a number of years.
Surviving in addition to her husband
and Mrs. Gating, are one daughter,
Mrs. A. L. Curling of South Norfolk,
two brothers, Edwin Berry Jones and
William Norman Jones both of Nor
folk, another sister, Mrs. Edward Goff
of Los Angeles, Calif., and bwo grand
children. Indians And Squaws
Meet atesville Friday.
Coach Elbert FearingV basketball
teamB at Perquimans High School will
resume play, after a holiday layoff,
when ithe Indiana and Squaws meet
the Gatesvffle boys end girls in . a
double header at the new Indian gym
The local girls and boys nave been
putting .'in some hard practices this
week an preparation for the games
remaining on the schedule, and are
expected to chalk up two more vic
tories in the games tonight.
Special Election On School 1 Bonds To
Be Conducted In Perquimans Tomorrow
Dr. William A. Smith, Chief, Tuber
culosis Section, State Board of Health,
will send an X-ray unit to our district
on the above dates for a special pro
gram. It will be sponsored by the
Tuberculosis and Health Associations
and Seal Sal'.e committees in the four
counties, and will be paid for from
Seal Sale funds.
All Senior High School students,
contacts of active cases and families
of those found in last year's survey
to have lung pathoi gy, and other
groups are to be X -rayed. The gen
eral public may also b" X-rayed i de
The complete schedule and plans
will be released soon. In the rrean
time, the Seal Sale funds are urgently
needed and should be sent in.
Willie Grover Hollowell, 53, post
master and buslinessman of Winfall,
died suddenly at 1:15 P. M., Monday,
at the home of his sister-in-laiw, Mrs.
Jimmy Earnhardt, in Edenton. Death
was caused by a heart attack.
A native of Perquimans County, he
was the son of the late John and
Alice Trueblood Hollowell. A veter
an of World War I, Mr. Hollowell was
a member of the Win. Paul Stallings
I Post of the American Legion, and ser
ved as a member of the local Draft
Board early in World War II. He
was also a member of the Parkville
Ruritan Club. Woodmen of the World
and Cedar Grove Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma
Miller JEtaHawell; .two brothers, Earl
B. and Joel F. Hollowell, both of Win
fall; four sisters, Mrs. J. M. Matthews,
of Elizabeth City, Mrs. E. Whitley,
Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. A. D. Shef
field, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Ora
Perry of Kinston. -
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at two oVlock
at Cedar Grove Methodist Church
u'.ith tilio Pair T C rva.fiw nf f iM.atntv
no... VIIW . V. kJ. V.":l.ll Ml.lvlHVlllg.
Pall bearers were Julian Mathews,
Toss White, David Trueblood, A. R.
Winslow, Jr., Sprout Whedbee and
Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery
in Elizabeth City.
The marriage of Miss Gail Lane,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Lane, of Hertford and Floyd Edward
Benton, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Benton, of Route Three, took place
Tuesday night, December 19, at 7
o'clock at the Hertford Baptist Par
sonage. The Rev. C. W. Duling offi
ciated at the double ring ceremony.
-The bride wore a street length dress
of aqua taffeta with matching gray
accessories. Her corsage was a purple
Miss Louise Jordan was the bride's
only attendant, while best man was
The ceremony was performed be
fore a group of close friends and rela
tives. Taunting Reason
Comes To Close
Eldon Winslow, Perquimans County
Game Protector called attention to
local hunters, today, that the season
for hunting deer, bear and squirrel
closed January 1, and the season for
duck and geese closed Friday, Janu
ary 5, at four o'clock.
IMr. Winslow also announced that
1951 fishing license are now on sale
at agencies throughout the county.
IMr, and Mrs. Louis Nachman, Jr.,
announce the birth of a daughter, born
Thursday, December 21, at Chowan
Hospital., Mrs. Nachman and small
daughter have returned home and are
getting along nicely. '
SCOUTS MEET FRIDAY '
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The Hertford Troop of Boy Scouts
will meet Friday night at -the Cour
House. Scoutmaster Charles Skinner
unree all members of the troon to be
present for this meeting.
Spoken December 19
Polling Places Will . Be
Open (From 6:30 A.M.
Until 6:30 P.M.
Perquimans County voters will par
ticipate in a special election, to be
held Saturday, January 6, to deter
mine whether or not the county shall
issue bonds to provide funds for the
county school building program.
W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the
County Board of Elections, stated to
day that polling places in the six pre
cincts of the county will be open from
6:30 A. M., to 6:30 P. M., during
which time voters may cast ballots
on the proposal.
Election officials for the various
precincts have been issued the special
ballots ,to be used in the election and
all is in readiness for the voting.
The special election was called by
the Board of County Commissioners,
seeking authority to issue the bonds,
for the Board of Education, to raise
funds to finish the school building
projects scheduled by the Board of
The amount needed to complete the
program is $175,000; of this sum four
building projects will be finished and
some $10,000 to $12,000 will be used
to purchase equipment for the schools
and new lunchrooms.
Among the four building projects,
for which the funds are needed, are
two lunchrooms for white grammar
schools, a five classroom wing, and
heating plant for the Hertford Colored
School, and three additional class
rooms for the Union School at Win
fall. County authorities propose, if the
bond issue is approved, to finance the
repayment of the bonds over a period
of 25 years, which will mean a small
increase in the tax levy to finance
During recent weeks members of
the Board of Education have met with
civic groups throughout the county
and explained the issue; a large num
ber of these groups have gone on rec
ord as approving the election, and
also the bond issue.
County Man Injured
At Elizabeth City
W. D. Perry, Jr., owner and opera
tor of a saw mill on the Hertford
Edenton highway, suffered serious but
not critical injuries Tuesday afterr
noon at about 3 o'clock, when a truck
he-was driving had a collision with a
Norfolk Southern train near the Fore
man dumber Company in Elizabeth
Perry, according to a report, was
enroute to the Foreman Lumber Com
pany with a load of sawed timber and
had started across the railroad tracks
when the front of his truck was
struck by an oncoming train. Perry
was partly out of the cab when he
was picked up. The train came to a
stop almost immediately. The truck
was smashed and the lumber scatter
ed. Taken to the Albemarle Hospital,
Mr. Perry w&s reported suffering from
a number of fractured ribs, numerous
cuts and bruises.
Rotarians To Fete
High School Gridders
Plans were completed at a meeting
of the Hertford Rotary Club held last
Tuesday night for the local Rotar
ians to entertain members of the Per
quimans High School football team,
its managers and cheer laders, at a
supper to be held at the municipal
plant in Hertford on next Wednesday
H. N. Nixon, president of the club,
A. W. Hefren and W. H. Oakey, Jr.,
form a club committee in charge of
arrangements for the entertainment.
Plan Show Jan. 19
Members of the Hertford Junior
Chamber of Commerce met Wednes
day night at the Hacienda, and dis
cussed plans for presenting their
home talent show her,.-? on February 2.
. The arrangements for the show, as
yet incomplete, will be announced
along with the cast within a few days
it was reported by D. F. Red, Jr.,
president of the group.
LEGION MET THURSDAY
The William Paul Stallings Post of
the American Legion met Thursday
night, January 4, at 'the Agriculture
Building, with Commander James
Snipes presiding . over the business
session. v '