Voiuine XVIII. No. 2.
Hertford, Perquimans County, NorS Carolina, Friday, January 12, 1951.
5 Cents Per Copy
SrtCll ELECTION liaD LAST SATURDAY
Results Assures Funds
For School Building
Program In County
: Perquimans County voters, partita
paling in the special election, held
last Saturday, on the proposal to is
sue 175,000 worth of bonds to com
plete the county school building pro
gram, approved the issuance of the
bonds by a vote of 344 to 287 against.
The election attracted a total of
631 Voters to the polls, more than
participated in the general election
held last November 7th. Three of the
county precincts returned vote totals
'favorable to the proposal while three
precincts had totals opposing the is
sue. . . .
Voting by precincts, and the results
tabluated by the election officiate are
' as follows:
: Nicanor v
'Figuring the percentage of the
votes cast for the proposal as those
against 54 per cent of the voters
cast ballots in favor of the plan while
'45 per cent of the voters opposed
the bond issue
The results of the election paves
the way for the Board of County Com--..'
missioners and the Board of Education
to proceed with plans for the issuance
of the bonds, which will raise funds to
complete the county . school building
As explained prior to the election
the majority of the funds will be -used
to construct four' school additions,
1 these being lunchrooms at the Hert
; ford and Central Grammar Schools,
' a fhrw-daaeroom addition" to 'the
, ' Negro Crijon School and five-cjass-f
room wing1 t the Hertford Negro
, ' School", and a heating plant af the
Hertf ordegro School. The remain
i t a cMkfi, MiRl'vHs f .W,.tt su,
' jfc , Tly equipnienjt or" all . four of the
units.' . " " '
' Votes torovd Of
State KEA Program
Perquimans - Board of Education,
meeting in regular session here Mon
day, went on record approving a four
point program being sponsored by the
. State Educational Association, and
' authorized Superintendent of Schools
John T.; Biggers to write Senator J.
Emmett Winslow and Representative
Carroll R. Holmes, requesting support
of this program in the General . As
The Board voted approval of the
NEA's program calling for a change
' ' in the present law to provide that
school buses may travel withm one
half mSle of a child's home, in trans
porting a student to and from school.
' ' The present law now stops a bus one
mile from a student's home. The pro
gram Jso provides the State to pur-
rhn H Afhnnl huapH ftserf hV coun-
tiees. Presently5 the counties must
f purchase toe ftus nrsi men k is re-
placed, when worn out, by State funds.
The program recommends a change in
the law to provide that all school per
, sonnel be included in any .pay in
crease voted from surplus funds. The
- NEA program also calls for the State
, to erect signs on highways warning
motorists" of Enforcement of state
V laws regarding the stopping of cars
for school buses, while buses load 1
- ' " .and unload children. . . !
A committee composed of Julian
A. White, Mrs. Mary Brjnn, DeDwin
Eure and Mr. Biggers was named to
. confer with J.: W. Grififin, architect,
t . regarding drawing of plans for the
t five ' classrooms, wing, and - heating
, plant for the Hertford Negro School.
- A motion was .passed that this project
be ' started and completed as soon as
Dosslble. - ' 1
A ronnlntinn wan Tuuued eommend -
(i f ing all perons who worked in the in-
terest of the passage of the -school
bond election held last Saturday.
Central PTA fTo Meet
Nc::t Monday Night
r "Nrent-Teacher Association of
Pd ; '8 Central Grammar School
v".l n t ITonday , everting, January
1", at .7:S0 In the school auditorrum.
main apeaker.for the eveniwr will
; L: ar WhSte, County Welfare
t r. Special music will also be
"9 of the program,
-nd interested people are
t, j ' lend.
Two County Calls I
Hertford's Volunteer Fire Depart
ment answered two calls to rural
areas of the county Monday night,
the first call was to the Four Mile
Desert road in .Parkville Township,
where a 1946 DeSoto sedan owned bv
Meadow Harrell was afire. The fire
men arrived too late to extinguish the
blaze and the car. was a total loss.
Later during the night the firemen
were called to the home of George
Caddy on Route three to fight a fire
which destroyed an 6utbuilding. This
blaze had gained such headway the
firemen were unable to save the build
ing but did keep th6 flames from
spreading to nearby buildings.
Perquimans County's annual March
of Dimes campaign will get underway
here next" Monday, January 15, it was
announced today by Mrs. Alice Towe,
chairman for the drive.'
Solicitors named by the chairman
will make a house to house canvass
for funds to fight polio, and the pub
lic is urged to cooperate wholeheart
edly. The quota for this year's cam
paign will be about the same as last
year, but individuals are urged to con
tribute generously to help replenish
the polio fund which was depleted
during the epidemic which raged
throughout parts of the nation last
Solicitors who will conduct the cam
paign are: ? ' :-' .
Front Street, Mrs. S. M. Wnedbee
and Mrs.' T."P. Brinn; Church, Mrs. J.
E. Niewtojr,Urs. J. Wilson Dillon and
Mws Jllaitf,; Divers.: GruHh." Mi-a. -T
ri. "SabchwehMrs, T. B. (Sitterson,
Mts. U. K. Tucker and Miss Hulda
Wood; Market Street, Mrs. Willis
Jessup and Mrs. D. M. Jackson; Dobb
Street, Mrs. Robert L. Hollowell and
' Mrs. Edgar Fields; Covent Garden,
Mrs. C. T. Eley; East and West Aca
I demy, Mrs. R. Ben Thach; Edenton
Road Street, Mrs. William Tarken-
ton; Pennsylvania Avenue, Mrs, J. R,
Webb; Myrtle Avenue, Mrs. Charles
M. Harrell, Jr.; Woodland Circle, Mrs.
J. A. Leete and Mrs. A. B, Bonner.
Collectors of Business Establish
ments (white): W. H. Hardcastle,
East and South side of downtown sec
tion; W. W. White,,-West and North
side of downtown section, and H. C.
Sullivan, all scattered business houses,
County Collections (iwhite), Mrs. J.
E, (Nina) ; White, Home Agent,
through the Home Demonstration
Colored: H. E. Brown, West side
of Perquimans River; R. L. Kings
bury, east side of Perquimans River;
W. N. Douglas, Town, of Hertford;
Minnie B. Taylor, Home Agent,
through the Home Demonstration
All schools, Superintendent J. T.
Biggers, chairman. .
- Americans were given a picture of
the State of the Nation on Tuesday
of this week when President Truman
addressed the ; 82nd Congress. The
President outlined a program for the
U. S. in the nronjths ahead, pointed
toward ' stopping Communism. He
pointed out that the program will call
for' more' men in the armed forces,
higher taxes and more controls at
home. ' He told, the Congress that
Russia is out to over-run the world
and in order to protect our liberty we
must build up our defenses here, at
home and at the same time help other
nations throughout the world. ; '
l Tn Rnleiirli CnvArnor Karr M hi),
dressed the General Assembly giving
an outline on the State budget for the
next two years. Governor Scott re
quested a $38 million increase in funds
for use of the 'State, to carry out a
five-point program; however, he did
not request tax increases. There is,
however, some talk of possibe changes
td be made in the sales tax law, to
provide part of these; increased funds.
- Mr. and Mrs. John E. Betby of
Beaufort announce the birth of a son,
John E. MeSby III, born Wednesday
December 27. , Mrs. Melby, , before her
marriage, was Kiss Martha Lee Til
To Open March Of
tens Cage Teams
To Play Columbia
Here Friday Night
Local Netters Divide
Contests Played Dur
ing Past Week
Perquimans High School's basketball
teams will play the boys and girls of
coiumibia nere Friday night in con
ference contests, it was stated today
by Coach Ellie Fearing. The first
game of the double header will get
started at 7:30 o'clock.
The local teams divided two con
tests played during the past week, the
Indians and Squaws winning victories
over the Gatesville boys and irls but
losing both games played at William
ston Tuesday night.
Marvina White, Mary Winslow and
Mary Saunders led the local girls to
a one-sided victory Qjer the Gates
ville girls, with the final score being
40 to six. The Squaws showed su
perior talent throughout the contest
and held a' 16-4 advantage at half
time. At Williianvston, Tuesday night,
the local girls were unalble to cope
with the shooting of the Williamston
girls and lost a 38-26 decision.
The Perquimans Indians clipped a
33-game winning streak of the Gates
ville five, 41-38 in the final con
test last Friday night. Led by Tilley
and Sumner, who scored 13 and nine
points for the Indians, Perquimans
out-ran the Gatesville boys to main
tain a lead throughout the game. Half
time score was Perquimans 21, Gates
ville 16. Excellent defense work on
the boards by Thatch, Towe and Sum
ner gave Perquimans possession of the
ball most of the time but the sharp
shooting of Green, for the .visitors,
kept the Indians from making it a run
away game. '
A hard fought contest was lost to
the Williamston boys by a one-point
margin of 25-24 on Tuesday night.
This was the first conference game
of, the season. Cannon, anl Towe led
Perquimans jn scoring with six points
each. , The Indians held a slight lead
at the end of the first and second
periods, but faltered in the third canto
td give Williamston a two-point' lead
at the start of the final period. The
Indians outscored Williamston in the
final period 8 to 7 but lacked the one
point needed for a tie to Torce the
game into an overtime. ' Towe and A.
L. Lane were outstanding for Per
quimans on defense in this contest
Listing of property for 1951 taxes,
started in Perquimans County last
week, irot off to a slow start, accord
ing to reports from the various town
ship tax listers.
A schedule beinir observed bv the
list takers is Published in this issue
of The Weekly, and property owners
are requested to take note of this
schedule and list nronertv early in or
der to avoid the usual last minute
rush.-. . -'a '
A farm census is also beinir taken
bv the list takers and farm owners
arid operators are urged to cooperate
in this census taking by taking fig
ures to the list taker.
January 31 is the final date for list
ing property for 195 taxes and all
property owners are liable unless they
comply with the law by this deadline
date. A penalty of one dollar is
charged for late listing.
Heads & D Committee
Senator J. Emmett Winslow, of
Hertford, has been named to head the
important Conservation and Develop
ment Committee of the General As-
srnMy, it was . announced in Raleigh
last Saturday. ! The appointment was
made by U, Governor rat rayioij
president of the Senate.. '
. Other committees on wmcn tur.
Window will serve as member are:
Agriculture, Appropriations, Educa
tion, Election Laws, Manufacturers,
Labor and Commerce, Propositions and
Grievances, Rules and , University
(County Representative Carroll R.
Holmes, serving his first term in the
General Assembly, was also named
to serve on a number of important
committees of the lower house., Mr.
Holmes was, named as a member of the
following committees: Appropriations,
Judiciary No. h Agriculture, Educs
tiori, Bank and Banking,' Wildlife
Resources, Courts and Judiciary Dis
tricts and Constitution Amendments.
MASONS MEET. TUESDAY '
Perntrimans' Lodsre'. No. 10. A.. -V.
ft A. M., will meet Tuesday night' .
Twenty One Cases
Traffic Violations Make
Up Most Of Tuesday's
A total of 21 cases, most of which
consisted of traffic violations, was
disposed of in Perquimans Recorder's
Court here Tuesday. Two cass were
continued until the next term of court.
Fines of $10 and costs were assess
ed against Edwin ProMber and James
Digney, who entered pleas of guilty
to charges, of speeding.
Charged with speeding, Joseph Kas
sor, Jr., Thomas Winstead, Charles
Rothouse, Matthew Stella, Wallace
Taylor, Reg Hummell and Disegni
Marshall each entered a plea df guilty
and paid the costs of court.
Willie Winslow, Negro, was found
guilty of driving with improper lights.
He was sentenced to 30 days in jail,
sentence to be suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of $25 and costs and
that the defendant fix the lights of his
For failing to appear to answer
charges of speeding and carrying a
concealed weapon, Sanky Banks had
his bond forfeited and the Court or
dered the weapon destroyed.
Louise Burke, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court in the case of
Garfield Perry, Negro, whom she had
charged with assault with a deadly
Costs of court were taxed against
Billy Jones and Albert Burke on
charges of reckless driving.
Henry Bolden, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court and $20 on
a charge- of obtaining monsy on a
promise to work. The $20 was order
ed paid to Joe P. Ward.
Willie Williams, Negro, charged
with possession of non-tax paid li
quor, was given a 60 day sentence, to
e suspended upon payment of . a, fine
;$50 and costs.
Rufus Neigh, Negro, submitted to a
charge of being drunk and paid the
costs of court.
Johnny Skinner, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of assault
ing Willard Hurdle. He was fined $25
and costs. Hurdle was found not
guilty of assault on Skinner.
J. T. Bass was found guilty on a
charge of failing to walk on the left
side of the highway. He was given a
30-day suspended sentence, ordered to i
pay- the costs of court and placed on
good behavior for three months.
William Billups, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a shot gun. He
was fined $10 and costs of court and
the Court ordered the gun destroyed.
Board Of Health
The District Board of Health met
at the Health office, Edenton, on Jan
uarv 3. for" the purpose of electing
four public members of the Board.
The ex-officio members present were
W.1 W. Byrum. chairman of Chowan
County Commissioners; V. N. Darden,
Mayor of Hertford; C. C. Meiggs,
chairman Camden County Commis
sioners, and J. H. Moore, superinten
dent of Pasquotank County schools.
V. N. Darden moved that ur. A. is.
Rnnner. dentist of Hertford, be elect
ed for a period of four years. Sec
onded by Moore. All voted "aye."
J. H Moore moved that the fol
lowing be elected for designated peri
nda: S. G. Etheridsre. pharfnacis of
Elisabeth City, for a period of three
years; Dr. J. F. Weeks, physician ot
PiinhHtti Ci,tv. for two years, and J.
B. Flora, Elizabeth City, a public
spirited citien, for one year.
Mr. Meiggs seconded the motion
and all voted "aye."
There beiiwr no further business, tne
NpwIv Wtei officers of the Auxili
ary of the Garland H. Onley Post of
the VIEW were installed at a meeting
held Kundav. January 7. at Elizabeth
City, by Mrs. Mary Alice Moody, De
partment president. . '
1 Installed as officers of the local
auxiliary were Mrs. George E. Fields,
Jr., president, Mrs. Jesse Lee liar,
ris, vice-president, Mrs. Otis White,
junior vice-president, Mrs. Charles E.
White, Jr, secretary, Mrs, Eim.ry
White, treasurer, Mrs. Edward BarVr,
chaplain, ''and Mrs-Jack Kanoy, con
ductress.'. ' '
The next meeting of the group will
be held Friday night at eight o'clock
?t the VFW Post in Hertford
LICENSE TAX ON COUNTY AUTOMOBILES
Commander J. P. Snipes said today
that he expected the Perquimans Coun
ty Post of the American Legion ' to
make a good showing, in membership
rating, at the district legion meeting,
to be held in Edenton on January 19.
Following discussions at the Janu
ary meeting of the post, of the mem
bership situation, and steps to be tak
en to raise it high as possible before
the district meeting, Snipes urges ev
ery veteran in Perquimans County it
take the opportunity of becoming a
member of the American Legion
Guest speaker for the Edenton meet
ing will be State Commander Husfh
Alexander, of Hickory
Town Board Grants
To Build Scout Hut
Members of the Hertford Town
Board, meeting in regular session here
Monday night granted permission to
the Hertford Troop of Boy Scouts to
construct a Scout Hut on the Town
lot, located on Grubb Street. The
hut, according to information furnish
the board, will 'be constructed by form
er members of the troop, and will be
removal in the event the Town finds
need for the space at any future date.
The Board authoried Town Attor
ney Charles E. Johnson to write of
ficials of the Norfolk-ISouthern Rail
road and request that a blinker light
be installed, by the Railroad, at the
crossing on Market Street. The Board,
also, voted to install stop signs at the
intersection of Market and Covent
On motion ordered Mayor V. N.
Darden was authorized to enforce an
ordinance which prohibits sparking on
the north side of Grubb Street be
tween Church and Front streets.
Town Clerk W. G. Newby reported
to the Board that finay payment for
the parking n.eters, purchased by the
Town 39 months ago had been made
and henceforth all income from the
meters will be placed in the town's
general fund. Half of the proceeds
from the meters during the 39 months
passed have been used for payment of
Mayor Darden reported to .the
Board that the traffic light, placed
at the intersection of Church and
Grubb streets, on a trial basis, ap
parently is meeting with approval of
the residents of the community and
will be considered a permanent fix
ture for traffic safety.
The Board elected V. N. Darden, as
Fire Chief to the post . as trustee
of the Hertford Fire Department for
a period of two years. The Depart
ment members will also elect a trustee
at a meeting of the Department to be
held Thursday night.
To Be Discussed At
Meet Here Jan. 17
W. E. White, secretary, Perquimans
County PMA, has been instructed to
call a meeting of representatives of
farm organizations, local agricultural
agencies, ginners, cotton buyers,
bankers, fertilizer dealers, insecticide
vendors, equipment dealers and all
others interested in "the cotton pro
duction program for 1951. The meet
ing will be held Wednesday night,
January 17, at 7:30 o'clock at the Ag
During this meeting the group will
arrange to put into immediate effect a
program that will (1) inform farm
ers as to Hhe need for planting the
acreage of cotton required to produce
a 16 million bale crop, (2) the out
look for materials and facilities need
ed in connection with the 1951 crop
of cotton, 3) instruct farmers rela
tive to cotton production problems
such as recommended rates and appli
cation of fertilizer, proper use" of in
secticides, boll weevil control mea
sures and other recommended prac
tices, (4) obtain the probable acreage
to be devoted to cotton in 1951 in the
county. The assistance of . all groups
and individuals is needed to help in
the production for 1951, Mr. White
stated. V; : ivfJi" ' K
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Winslow of
Belvidere announce the birth of a son,
Jamns Cvril. Jr., on Monday, January
1, at Albemarle Hospital
Proposal Must Pass Leg
islature; Funds For
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners met here last
Monday in regular session and handled
a number of proposals placed before
the Board for action.
Included in the action taken by the
Commissioners was a vote of approval
on a motion to request the County's
representatives in the General As
sembly to sponsor a bill to permit
Perquimans County to levy a license
tax on automobiles. The tax income
from this source, if the bill is passed
by the Legislature will be used to meet
payment of bond indebtedness to be
incurred through the issuance of bonds
to complete the school building pro
jects. Although these bonds are as yet
unissued the Board voted to have the
auto tax bill presented as a ways and
means to provide funds for the pay
ment of the debt on the bonds when
they fall due.
The Board voted approval of a pe
tition, presented by a number of resi
dents of the Whiteston Community,
for the construction of .8 of a mile
of hard surface road. The petition is
to be forwarded to the State High
way Commission for consideration by
After much discussion as to the
present manner in which "the Court
House is being maintained, the Boad
voted to increase the salary of the
janitor to $60 per month and set
forth duties to be carried out by th-;
janitor in order to keep the Court
House in a clean and order. y condi--tion.
A request made by Sheriff M. G.
Owens that the County provide him
with a full time deputy, to be paid
by the County, was disapproved ; how
ever, the Board voted authority to the
Sheriff to employ a deputy during
Superior Court week; this deputy to
be paid by the county at a rate of six
dollars per day. . ; .- -
Reports on activities of the Wel
fare Department and the County Farm
Extension work wer made bv the
agents in charge of these depart
Appointment of a collector of de
linquent 1949 taxes was postponed un
til the February meeting of the Board.
Here Next Thursday
To Be Conducted
County Agent I. C. Yagel, has an
nounced that a livestock school for
all farmers and others interested in
livestock improvement will be held on
January 18, at the Agricultural Build
ing, beginning at 10:00 A. M.
Mr. Yagel says that farmers in Per
quimans County are turning more and
more to keeping livestock as a means
of supplementing their incomes and
maintaining soil fertility through the
beef cattle, hogs and sheep along with
use of manure. This one day school is
scheduled to give farmers more infor
mation on practical management of
information on the outlook for pro
fitable returns in livestock fawning,
and the control of diseases and para
sites. The program will include a review
of the Perquimans County livestock
situation by Mr. Yagel, Outlook Infor
mation by Paul Fletcher of the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Practical Feeding and Managment of
Beef Cattle, Swine and Sheet) by A.
V. Allen, Jack Kelley and gam Bu
chanan of the State Extension Service.
Control of Diseases and Parasites of
Livestock by Dr. J. Clark Osborne of
N. C. State College, Mr. Yagel urges
all farmers who can to attend.
HDC Training School
. An Officers Training School for
Home Demonstration Clubs will be
held in Elizabeth City in the audi
torium of the Agricultural Building
on Tuesday, January 16, it was an
nounced today by Mrs. Emory White,
County Home Agent.
The meeting will begin at 10 A.
M., and will end at 3:30 P. M.
Miss Verna Stanton, Assistant State
Home Agent will be in charge of the
meeting. All club presidents, County
Council officers and District Officers
from this ounty are urged by Mrs.
White to attend this meeting. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Reed of Char
lotte announce the birth of a daughter,
Susan Norman, born Saturday, , De
cember 30. , 1