Volume XV1IL No. SV
Hertford, Perquimans County; NoHS Carolina, Friday, January 19, 1951.
5 Cents Per Copy
Local Cagers to Play
S Plymouth Teams !Fri
v , day Night-
! Coach Ellie - hearing's Perquimans
Indians divided a pair of conference
v basketball contests during the past
' week by defeating Columbia 32-tt7 and
losing to the Ahoskie five by a nar
row manrin of 48 to 44.
, The Indian Squaws won both of
their contests with their opponents,
. defeating .the Columbia girls 28 to 24
- and topping .the Ahoskie girls 35 to
' - A large crowd of fans witnessed
'. : the Columbia games played here last
, Friday and in the preliminary con
.test the local girls gained a com
v mandimr lead in the first half which
.-. was more than enough to withstand a
strong comeback made In the second
' - half by Columbia girls. Score at half
time was 14 to 6. " Margaret Symons
and Mary Saunders with. 16 and seven
" . points were high scorers for Perquim
; ans while Vanhorae scored 15 points
for the visitors.
' V The Columbia boya were no match
'i -for the Indians failing to tally in
- the first meriod while fPerquSmans
:.v . -rolled u eight points. Columbia
- played Improved ball in the second
' period and outscored Perquimans 10
- .- points to seven, huN; the second Half
i 'v found the Indians out running the
visiting boys, scoring 17 points while
.' "Columbia tallied seven. Thach hit for
' is points end Cannon had aeven to
lead the scoring for Perquimans.
On Tuesday night the local teams
' . traveled to Ahoskie for a double
header with -J Ahoskie boys and
- Ii4a.' The Souaws had Kttle difficulty
in turning; lack, the host girls 85 to
led the Perquimans c"e while Bib
lie 'Skinner d RuU w:
best on def4SV The local gjr.
5?L!j JKSSft" of militeryeryfcer. Regujar
tn tn Ahoskie who scored eight points
. fh- overtime to PerQUimans", four.
lv -Ti final score was 48 to 44; Thach
- and Tilley led the scoring for the In
dians while Cannon and Sumner were
best on defense. . - 1 ? N '
Ahoskie" jumped into a two point
"lead at half time M-BS but roe in
- iuriul clnu ind: both teams tallied
ilina tied the count at tht third
:sr nine points id the fourth quarter. The
score at tse end of the regular play
' imr tima was 40-alL-"-
V- v The Jooal teams will piajj, tne boys
and girls from Plymouth tomgnt.
' " games will be played on the local court
starting, ait 7:30.
V Tc::tC;S3 y
V rThe Old North StateM,was the
' opening song for the Perquimans O n--tral
Grammar School PTA. The d-
votional was conducted by Mrs. Geo.
: Jackson, i whose remarks --entered
- s , around the spiritual development of
the child in, relation to the home ana
:r bearing out , the subject for discussion
: "The Citiien Child." Khe read two
. ' accessory poems Jn conclusion.
V ' A group of seventh grade students,
, accompanied by Ann White At the
i piano sang January and February"
and "Winter Wonderland-.,
: The Bpeaiet for the evening was
- '. introduced by Edgar White, local wet
m .... jvf r f Hi.
supervisor of 2?nties, spoke onKj Chowan Coury,.nd A wimbw of
IHow We Use legislation In Dealing
WiJv the Basic Needs of Children.-
Una's CUldmoP'M a guide she stress
Vail wv r ,
ed phases -of family life, health edu-
- cation,. recreatioB, . .mploymenlt, and
- social services, all of which go to belp
toward insuring the, future oi we
Citwen Child." - - -
' Minutes were read by the secretary
pro tem and approved.: During the
business session the treasurer's re-
v port was given, tne goals cnairman,
- mczazine and' study group chairmen
j. T. Eis-ffers spoke briefly on
1 TTl or some kind of organization at
- h?c"h school : in which parents
discuss problems confronting
-l",b, Program C jmn",
1 ' r-iTrram tcroic for TpH
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cc ' tnl an i f?i "" recrpv
Congress was requested by President
Truman this week to vote funds to
take care of a 71 billion dollar bud
get for the fiscal year beginning July
1. Most of the funds requested in the
budget message will be for defense
purposes. Washington reports state
Congress may slash some items from
the budget Approval of the budget
is expected to call for increase in
, , ,. .
rodent 'Truman announced, 4n
!W-liB-MB;rteiday a change in sr-
enlistments anp-forv' longer periods,
The announcement changes the draft
regulation which heretofore prevent
ed youths eligible for the draft to en
list in the armed forces.
United - Nations forces in Korea
have been on the offensive most of
thisjweek, recapturing several towns
in a 17-mile advance toward the cap
ital of South Korea. Reports from
the war front reveal little activity on
the part of Red troops, but state UN
soldiers are advancing with caution
to avoid a Communist trap.
. North Carolina's General , Assembly
is expected to eet in high 'gear this
week following organisation of the
body, and begin consideration of the
numerous bills which will be present
ed in (the weeks to come. Two mea
sures expected to stir up much dis
cussion in the Assembly have already
been presentedthese calling for auto
lnsoection and anti-pollution - of
streams and rivers.
Peterson Seryi3es .
Mrs. Irene ' JCreocy Peterson, 76,
died at her home here Wednesday
morning at 3:50 o'clock following a
lingering Alness. She was the daugh
ter of the late.; Henry and Laura
Creecy and the widow of the late B.
She was a Member of the Baptist
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J.
E, White; one granddaughter,. Mrs. R.
E. VicVers of .Tennessee; two great
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J ZZrZ whM
the lynch Funeral Home by the Bar.
C W. DuUnw. nastor of the HeiCord
Baptist Church. During the services bera of the RP!W with Miss Hulda
the church choir sang Pass Me Not O Wood as leader will collect Monday
Gentle Saviour and In the 'Sweet Bye'rough Friday nights, . January 22,
- Interment followed in Cedarwood
Janet Murray Named :
To legislative Job 1
Perquimans Representative, C. R.
Holmes, announced while home for
the week-end that h had secured the
erpointment of Miss Janet Murray,
l ie dap-it cf t!r. and R. a
.'urry,of 4 Cut h Street, L. J"orJ,
Ctoik to t:.e Gmmittes 'cf lis
I i on Certs ar.J JuJU' I r.3-
trkls of tLIJi 13 is a mr
tf.e He- " "a J.'ji Tcrnr , "
cf C is ch-Vrm.
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Urges Revival Of
JReviving interest in the production
of cotton in Perquimans County was
the purpose of a meeting held last
Wednesday night at the Agriculture
Building in Hertford under the spon
sorship of the Production and Market
ing Committee. .
Similar meetings were held throtrgk
eotton growing counties in .North'
Carolina this week, and those attend
ing heard appeals for greater cotton-
production in 1951. . :.
kLmh lr lNf.MittiM J"
ers of -the need" for increased planting,
materials and "facilities outlook and
better farm practices,
The low. cotton production this past
year, coupled with .the increased need
for the item in connection with the
defense program has caused concern
with top Agricultural officials. The
Government has. withdrawn quotas
and allotments on cotton for 1961, and
Secretary of Agriculture Brannan has
asked cotton farmers to produce a
crop of 16 million bales during the
year, .! ."
North Carolina has been- given a
goal of 975,000 acres ox cotton, as
compared to 687,000 acres planted in
I960 and 869,000 acres plairWd in 1949.
Much interest is being manifested
regarding the crop increasa, for 1951
ana larmers are nrgea w senousiy
.. . - . . .
consider increasing their planting of
cotton to top any acreage Planted.
during the past two years, -f
Polio Fund Dir.
The annual March of Dimes cam
paign got underway in Perquimans
County last Monday, when members
of the Business and Professional Wo
men's Club distributed coin contain
ens for collection and Corbin and Jim
my. Dozier diftribbuted the campaign
posters. Jimmy Dozier was a polio
victim. " '
Several organizations have planned
card parties and dances, proceeds from
which will go to the March of Dimes
fund. Donations received to date to
ward the county's $1,940 goal amount
to $112.18. ,
Theater collections to be made dur
ing the drive, according to Mrs. Alice
Towe, chairman, are as follows: Mem-
to January 26, the Girl Spouts, with
Mrs. J. T. Biggers as Ieaoer, Satur
day afternoon and night, January 27,
and the Boy Scouts, with Charles
Skinner, Jr., as leader, Sunday after
noon and night, January 28. '
VFW To Sponsor
Benefit Dance v
(Members of the Garland H. Onley
Post of the VIFW-and the VBBTW Aux
iliary will sponsor a dance Saturday,
January 27, at the VFW. hall. The
er.tire proceeds fronV ticket sales for
j.-the dance will be turned lover to the
?! lp;i Zlarch-of Dimes catr.misrn. Tic-
i i-.-i&yi ts may be secured from any mem
"i to 8- 1 r of the VFW or the VFW Auxili-
Eight Cases Handled In
Recorder Court Here on
C' Tuesday Morning
. Probable cause was found in a pre
liminary hearing, conducted Tuesday
in Perquimans Recorder's Court, in
which S. E. Elmore was charged with
assaulting Jack Keel with a knife with
intent to kill, inflicting serious bodily
injury. As a result of the finding
the case was moved up for hearing at
the April term of Superior Court.
According to. testimony presented
Tuesday by Keel, the cutting took
place on the night of last December
15, at ther home of Nathan Jordan,
wbo resides about one mile north of
Hertford on U. S. 17. Keel testified
that he had taken T. J. Bass w the
home and after having trouble with
his car was attempting to fix the
car when he was cut. Keel identi
fied Elmore as the person who cut
him. Other testimony revealed Keel
was hospitalized as the result of the
wound and had to have some 50
stitches taken In his back to close the
wound. : v
Other cases disposed of at the Turfs-
dav term of Recorder's 'Court in
cluded those ofr Nat Weinberg and
Joseph Petruski, both of whom n
tered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and paid fines oi $iu ana
costs of court
On motion for a trial by jury, the
case of Jack Keel, charged with as
aaultinar Mrs. Nancy Jordan, was
moved up for hearing at the April
term of Superior Court.
Sonny Riddick, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a cbarge of mis
treating a mule. He was ordered to
pay a fine of $10 and costs of court.
. The case of John A. Winslow, Ne
gro, charged with mistreating his ani
mals was continued wrtii tne next
term of ' Recorder's Coort
Jin anneal': to sunexior Court was
i . " a J AH .
ifem who "was found rtulty on a
charge of reckless driving. Saunders
was ordered to pay a fine of $25 and
costs, but noted an appeal of the
The State took a nol pros in the case
irt which Edwin Jackson was charged
with issuing a worthless, check.
Report Progress On
Local Road Program
The State Highway Commission
paved 2.7 miles of roads in Perquim
ans County during the past year un
der the State Road Bond program
anil trtalhiliwtft fatal of 32.6 miles.
acconjing to a report issued this week
t .it.nn to this work, th Com-
mission spent $9,500 for repairs and
replacement of bridges on roads paved
with bond funds.
A total of 14.7 miles of secondary
roads, now under construction, will be
paved before "or during th coming
Spring, the report stated.
The Commission also re -surfaced
1.1 miles of streets within the town
of Hertford, asphalting US 17 from
the river bridge to Dobb Street, and
Edenton-Road street from Dobb to
the . town limits.
Throughout the State the Commis
sion more than tripled its pace of
road buildimr during 1950, largely be
cause of the availability of special
bond monev. ideal weather conditions
and excellent cooperation from tne
roadbuilding industry, William Isaun
dens, information director of the Com
mission stated. ::
County Man Held
On Liquor Charge
Kenneth Bateman, of near Wood-
ville,' was arrested last Friday night
by Sheriff M. G. Owens, on a charge
of possessing non-tax paid liquor for
the .purpose of sale, following a raid
at the Bateman home, conducted by
SherlfCTCfwfeS? and AIBC officers A.
D. Baum and Benny Halstead. '
The ofificers in the raid found 29
pints of liquor in the kitehen of the
Bateman home and found approxi
mately one gallon of liquor in an out
Following the arrest the case was
adnnted bv the AIBC officers and
Bateman was - charged in , Federal
Court. He was released on a bond
of $300, for apearanoe at the next
term of Federal Court. a -
MASONS, TO MEET.
Perquimans Lodge, 'No. 106, A. F.
& A. M., will meet next Tuesday night,
in the lodge .room of the court house
at eight 'o'clock..- All members are
urted to be present.
Organization Meeting For Perquimans
Civilian Defense Program Held Thursday
After several months delayj-jrilach-
ers for the new gymnasium 'afc-'Per-
quimans High School were installed
this week. The bleachers consist of
six sections, which will provide a seat
ing capacity of about 500 in the new
The bleachers are the new roll-away
type, which may be pushed to
gether, providing greater playing area
for the physical education classes of
Installation of the new seats is. ex
PfcCWcT to provide better facilities, also,
for fans attending local basketball
Of Hertford PTA
The Hertford Grammar School Parent-Teacher
Association held its regu
lar meeting Thursday evening, Janu
ary the eleventh, in the school audi
torium at eight o'clock. The meeting
was called to order by the president,
Mrs. W. C. Cherry. The opening song
was "O, Columbia," the Gem of the
Ocean." After the minutes were read
and approved the secretary read the
monthly message from the State
P. T. A. president. During the brief
business session the standing commit
tees gave their reports. It was an
nounced that a PTA workshop would
be held in May and that the Teach
ers' Banquet would take place in Feb
ruary at the home of Mrs. Julian
(Mrs. T. P. Brinn had charge of the
program, the topic being: "The Citi
zen Child." Mrs. Corbin Dozier led
the group in prayer after which Mrs.
Brinn gave a brief history of , the
White fnhse Vanth Conference which!
was organized In 1909. Mrs. Brinn
told of the accomplishments of the
first conference which was called by
President Theodore Roosevelt down
through th fifth conference which
was- called in 1950 by President Tru
man. - Discussions during these con
ferences have been about child labor,
welfare,-health and democracy of all
children and youth. A report was giv
en from all the church and civic or-
ganiations of Perquimans County re
garding the work that is being done
for our children and youth.
Shirley Ann Tarkington and Eliza
beth Thatch gave interesting accounts
of their Brownie Scout Activities. Mrs.
Cherry and Mrs. J. T. Biggers report
ed for the Girl Scout troops. Miss
Thelma Elliott concluded the program
with a talk about the school's part in
the physical and mental welfare of
. The program for February will be
entitled "A Sound Body", with Mrs.
Wade Jordan from the Hopewell Com
munity as chairman.
Door prizes were won by Mrs. Jack
Bnnn and Jim Hutchinson.
Benefit Card Party
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club met last Fri
day night at the home of Mrs. Earl
M. Perry, in New Hope, for the club's
Miss Hulda Wood, president, presid
led. Miss Thelma Elliott read the
j minutes of the last meeting and call-
ed the roll, which showed 17 mem
bers present v Mrs. Essie Burbage
gave the treasurer's report and Mrs.
Roxanna Jackson reported on the
club's safety committee work.
Plans were made to hold a card
party on Thursday night, January 25,
at the Hotel Hertford for the benefit
of die March of Dimes
It was announced the next meeting
of the club will be held in February
at the home of Mrs. Alice Towe.
. At the meeting of the club Friday,
the hostess served refreshments. .
New Officers Named
For iFire Department
i Members of the Hertford Fire De
partment, in a business meeting last
Thursday, elected two. new officers
for the Department and re-elected its
trustee for the firemen's relief fund. -'
Charles Skinner, Sr., was re-elected
to represent the Department as trustee
for the firemen's fund, while Clinton
Ely was named, to the post as captain
of the department. ' 51y will replate
Henry Sullivan, who resigned the po
sition. Billy White was elected to
serve a secretary of the Department
and he will replace Charles -Skinner,
Jr.,' in this capacity. "
Chairman Outlines the
Plans For the Various
Committees to Be Se
Preliminary organization of the
Perquimans County Civilian Defense
program got under way here Thursday
night when Silas M. Whedlbee, Coun
ty Civilian Defense Chairman, out
lined plans to a number of residents
at a meeting held in the Court House.
iMr. Whedbee pointed out there will
be a large number of committees con
nected with the program and the pur
pose of the meeting was to organize
these committees and select the mem
bership of each, lie stated a numoer
of community agencies, such as ihe
Fire Department, Health Department,
Police and Water Department, a:id
Red Cross will be incorporated into
local civilian defense plans and these
agencies will be requested to cooperate
and supervise committee activities.
Membership of the various CD com
mittees will be released, Mr. Whed
bee said, as soon as the committees are
All civic organizations in the county
are also expected to be used in con
nection with the volunteer work neces
sary to make the program a success.
Also expected to be revived is the
aircraft warning service, used during
World War II, however, this depart
ment will probably not be set up until
after the rest of the Civilian Defenr.e
program has been worked out an-J the
committees familiar with dut.s ie;
quired of each of them.
Increased activity in connection
with the Civilian Defense program
can be expected in the months ahead,
and county residents asked to serve
as part of the local organizations must
cooperate wholeheartedly for the pro
gram to be successfully carried out
in connection with the national plan.
Local Draft Board
Perquimans County's draft board
has received an order for rne induc
tion of 10 men, into the armed forces
on February 16, it was reported this
week by Mrs. Edna Winslow, clerk to
The Board will send two conVmgen's
of men to Raleigh next week, the
first group with a total of 45 selectees
will leave Monday for pre-induction
examinations, and the second gnup
composed of five registrants will laave
Tuesday for induction. '
Selected for induction next week
are Roy W. Dail, Tyner, Route 2; Jack
H. Symons, Chapanoke; Earl W. Win
slow, Belvidere; Thomas Eugene Greg
ory, Winfall, and Walton W. Cart
wright, Route three, Hertford.
One delinquent is listed this week
by the board and any penson knowing
the whereabouts of Edward Linwood
Revell, Negro, is requested to notify.
the local draft board.
Stockholders of the Hertford Bank
ing Company, at their annual meet
ing held Tuesday, re-elected R. M.
Riddick, Jr., president of the bank;
W. F. C. Edwards, chairman of the
Board of Directors; Dr. T. P. Brinn,
vice president; W. H. Hardcastle, vice
president and cashier; G. R. Tucker,
assistant cashier and R. L. Stevenson,
assistant cashier. They also named
Mrs. Harriett Lou Dai'l stenographer;
Mrs. W. G. Wright, bookkeeper and
Mrs. Barbara W. Rose, bookkeeper.
During the meeting it was pointed
out the local bank will observe its
50th anniversary of serving Perquim-i
ans County on February L having
been organied. February 1, 1901. The
stockholders resolved to try to im
prove the facilities and services of the
bank to continue to meet the needs of
the residents of this area. v
A financial report made to the
stockholders revealed the local bank
had the most prosperous year in its
history during 1950, and that under
he FEDC depositor's funds are now
insured up to $10,000.
AT BAGLET SWAMP
Special services will be conducted
at the Bagley. Swamp Church next
Tuesday . and - Wednesday evenings,
January 23 and 24, beginning at 7:30 '
o'clock, " it was announced today by
the Rev. Coy Saunders, pastor. ;The
Rev, WilMam H.: Neff, District Sup
erirttendent, of Greensboro, wiu be the
speaker at these services and the pub
lic is' invited -to attend.