EECLY ' .1 iTllEi Volume XVm. No. 1. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 5, 1951. j ;X7f 5 Cents Per Copy PEEMMAN WE i.-4. 3i , .1,1 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 speeding. Johnny Staten, Negro, was found guilty on three counts, driving with-' out a license, driving after license was revoked and temporary larceny.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- 'felted. ''', 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 For Legislature 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 ,.Rale5gh. 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 Thursday Afternoon ' 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 Cemetery, , " 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 City, . week, v' ry. -miing a riHeht accident last i c'le received a back in- 1 " 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 housewives. ; 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 Golden Anniversary Operating hard by the farmers el (Continued on Fan Eight) . , w t n 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 HEADLINES 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 Year's day. 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. AMERICAN LEGION 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. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT 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 Mail Carrier 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 week. 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. White. 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 Captain. 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 office." It (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 Friday night 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. Wright Funeral Conducted Tuesday Special Election On School 1 Bonds To Be Conducted In Perquimans Tomorrow Special Survey 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 sired. 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. Funeral Services ForWlHollowell Held Wednesday 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 Tom White. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. Benton-Lane Vows 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 throated orchid. Miss Louise Jordan was the bride's only attendant, while best man was Colon Boiler. 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. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT 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 ' i' ,-'-"-'' '- ' bsHhm -i- 1 '''"V '"' '' V 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 Education. 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 the payment. 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 City. 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 night. 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. Hertford Javcees 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 '