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Volume XVIIL No. 4.
"hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 26, 1951.
5 Cents Per Copy
Ycc J C:c!ict In
Sentences Invoked For
FaHureJTo Pay Court
A total of 13 cases, eight of which
charged the defendants with speeding,
was disposed in Perquimans Record
er's Court in,' session here Tuesday
. tnonang. - ., , , . , , . , -fCapiaa
; were ordered against two
defendants, James Jordan and Hersey
Lee Phillips, both of whom had fail
ed to comply with couilt orders on
previous convictions. Road sentences
were ordered invoked for failure to
pay court costs. ' ' '
Five defendants, all of whom enter
ed pleas of guilty to charges of speed-
ing, were ordered to pay the costs
of court. These defendants were Stan
ley Morris, Louis Gioiele, Robert Leo
nard, Joel Levme arid F. J. Planter.
(Fines of (10 and costs of court were!
assessed against Morton Roberts,
Charles Schulman and James Hodes,
,.. each of whom entered a plea of guil
ty to charges of Speeding.
Lloyd Moor, Negro entered a plea
of guilty to charges of driving with'
out a Kcense. He was given a 60
day sentence, suspended Upon payment
-of a fane of $5Q and costs.
E. J. Tarkingiton was taxed with
a fine of $25 and costs after plead
ing guilty to driving without, a ii
waiter Jartwrigmt submitted to a
charge of driving with an improper
muffler and paid the costs of court.;'
Thomas Foreman, Negro, was or
dered to pay a fine of flO and costs
after pleading guilty to a charge of
driving truck with Illegal license;
J. A.i Winstow, Negro, entered a
plea of; guilty to mistreating two
horses, and was ordered to pay a fine
of $10 and costs, arter'informinar 'the
Court a shelter had been provided ft
George Whiftehurst, Negro, on' a
charge of assault' and a hearing on
the matter was set for next Tuesday.
Urd Scents To
On Frijsy Kight
Charles Skihper, Jr., Hertford Scout
master, reported today plans have
been completed for holding- a Scoot
Court of Honor for"Trobp 155 .at the
Hertford -Grammar School Friday
night, January 26, beginning at 7:30
o'clock. . .
'Seventeen members of the local
troop will receive Scout awards at this
Court of Jlonor, however, Mr, Skinner
- pointed out, that In order for- a Scout
to receive his award, some member of
his family mum be present to make
the presentation. ; '
This regulation has been adopted
by tiie local 'Scout Committee as a
method of building - up ' interest in
Scouting among the adults and par
ents of Scouts. . . . 1 . . . .,, ... ;
Mr. Skinner stated that the pubUc
is cordially invited and urged to alt
tend the Guam of Honor. . .,
" Scouts who have completed require
ments for awards, and who will receive
them are; First Glass Atward: How
ard Fejton; Second Qas Awards : Bob
by Matlthews,; Bdbby Brawn, Corbin
Cherry,v Chttle Whedbee, - Herbert
Nixon, "Jr., Charles Johnson, Bobby
Fisher, Floyd Barnes, Eugene Myers,
Carlton Sutton. Tenderfoot Awards:
Tommy I'"Jhews,; Douglas Coleman,
William, Divers, Junior Wheeler, Ed
gar Fields, Jr.
The Court of Honor will, be con.
ducted by members at the Hertford
IID tCcunty Council
To Meet Saturday
The Perquimans County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs will meet
on Saturday, January 27, at i 2:30
P. M. in the auditorium of the Agri
cultural Building. Urs. Fred Mat
thema, president (of. the County Coun
cil, will preside t, the1"meettn.'i; Jv";;'J
An important, feature of .tiie pro
gram will be a report on the distinct
oij.'icew' ttaSnirtg school held in Elisa
beth City on January 16. This report
IJ te given by Mrs. Fred Matthews.
A Lj&i-r.'$cm m goals for 1951 and
ways of r -2drx these goals will be
discussed- Undor ithe .' direction , of
' .3. Carl Yaw, Belvidere Music Ap
' --iation "Lew der, a group of 4-H
, I j ft- 1 T M'ore will render spe
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."l mergers are Airbed to attend.-
111 mm:m NEXT OTIESDAKEIT
Solicitors 'Requested to
Complete Work and
The annual March of Dimes cam
paign in Perquimans will came to an
official close next Wednesday evening,
January 31, it was reported today by
Mrs. Alice M. Towe, chairman of the
fund raising-drive. '
Only a few reports have been made
to date by county soliciltors, Mrs. Towe
stated, and collections up to Wednes
day amounted to slightly more than
$200. With a majority of ithe solici
tors yet to report, the local commit
tee believes the county quote of.
$1,940 will be met by Ithe close of the
campaign next week.
Mrs. Towe requests all solicitors to
complete 'the canvass "of their terri
tory in time 4o make full reports to
her by Wednesday.
Several organizations have spon
sored card parties for the benelt of the
campaign and (the VJFW Post will hold
a dance on Saturday night at the VFW
ball, with the ticket proceeds going, to
the March of Dimes fund. , All of
these contributions (will (be reported
with those turned in by solicitors malt
ing a house to house canvass.
Collections at Ithe 'State Theatre,
which is also cooperating with the
drive, have been reported as good.
' Individuals who have not been con
tacted by solicitors and who desire to
eontribobte to (this fund are asked to
see . their :, neighborhood solicitor or
send the contribution direct to Mrs.
Towe ait MajorJL6omis Company.
Pointing out (the great need for)
funds this year to replenish the polio j
foundation treasury, which has been
depleted due to serious epidemics in
the nation during the past two years,
the local cammjlttee urges everybody
to take part in the drive this year by
contributing as generously as pos
sible. : - y
A great part of funds contributed
here remains in the county to be used
bv Ihe local committee for gotta cases
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ur nun i-uuirty. ronvuiuiieiy rerquim-
ans has had few cases but the com
mittee stands ready-to render assist
ance at all times and your contribu
tions make' this possible. If you have
not contributed Ito 'the March of
Dimes, do so today. ,
The U. S. Senate on Tuesday voted
91-0 to ask the United Nations to
brand Communist China as an ag
gressor in Korea. This action follows
a similar request made in the UN by
the U. S. delegate, Warren Austin.
The UN proposed a delay in the ac
tion following a report Red China
will agree to a cease fire order in Ko
rea. In its action the senate also op
posed Red China's admission as a UN
member. - .'
Meanwhile, in Korea, UN forces led
by U. S. troops .have continued to
score sma gains in territory against
the Reds. Reports from Korea indi
cate IWtle heavy fighting during the
past week. General MacArthur is re
ported as saying the UN forces can
maintain the defense, of South Korea.
With Senate approval of the' ap
pointment of - -Eric Johnston as eco
nomic stabilizer, public . :' announce
ment of .price controls may be forth
coming late this week, according: to
rports from Washington. One report
stated prices iwill be rolled back to
January 1, when the controls are an
nounced. .Wage controls may also be
announced but ithese are not expected
'mmediaKjely. , - v --:.:-z.T,i
Congress is still considering de
fense program plans, one of which is
the drafting of 18 year olds into the
armed forces. Top military officials
have testified before the . Congres-
sional Committee in favor of this
move. Washington reports also state
the plan for universal military tfain-
Lions Brcom Sale'
Very Sacccssful Here I
iA broom isle, eondudted here laat
Saturday by the Hertford Lions Club
for the benefit of the Boy Scout Troop
was termed a successful event by the
Lions Committee" in charge of the pro
ject. , 1 ,,i :
One.hundred and thirty-Vive brooms
and mats were sold, nettirifr the club
in excess of $60. One half of this
amount VP turned over to the local
troao a I t.e remalnlar was aJJSed
to IC.e Comity's quota df tie Tide
water until -Budget for Boy Scouts.
Holmes Offers Two a
Bills In Legislature
Two measures, pertaining to Per
quimans County, were introduced in
the Legislature last week by Carroll
R. Holmes, County Representative.
The first of the measures would make
public drunkeness in : : Perquimans
County punishable by Up to 30 days In
jail and a fine up to $5j).
This bill is pointed toward includ
ing Perquimans County into a state
wide' statute which makes public
drunkeness a misdemeanor. "
A second Holmes bill would set
dates for . both civil and criminal
terms of Superior Count in Perquim
ans, adding at least one additional
term to the two court sessions now ap
proved. Topic At Meeting
Of Local miM
Mrs. Alice M. Towe District Of
ficer of the Business and Professional
Women's Club, and B. R. Inscoe, of
the North Carolina State ffiehway
Patrol, were the principal speakers at
the dinner meeting of the local club
at the Hotel Hertiford Tuesday night.
Mrs. Towe, who is Health and Saf
ety chairman of the Eighth District,
spoke on safety, and gave an interest
ing outline of ithe diversified pro
grams which have been sponsored or
promoted , 'through the State by the
numerous dubs. "As your district
chairman," Mrs. Towe said in clos
ing, "let me urge that we try to build
a healthier, safer and happier state."
Mr. Inscoe, who spoke on the sub
jert "The Automobile as a Deadly
Weapon," gave some shocking figures
comparing the - number of casualties
of ihcKoj-ean Vatf with those occur-'
ring oh the - highways,? stating that
"a'Pter all, ithe Korean war is a small
thing compared" .wilh automobiles."
The patrolman touched briefly on pro
posed legislation directed at drunken
driving and speeding, and spoke of
the difficulty of getting jury convic
tions for drunken driving in some
counties. This, he said, had not been
true of Perquimans. There have, he
said, been five fataWbies in Perquim
ans since the fall of 1948, ithree of
those from .traffic violations and two
from drunken driving.
Inviting questions from the group,
some interesting facts were brought
out, among which was that .teen agers
are hot the greatest traffic offenders,
but the age group from 25 to 30 and a
little older, .
Mrs. Roxanna Jackson presided and
gave the ' welcomdng: address, res
ponded ito by J. Diggers.
Special guests' recognized were:
Mr. .and Mrs. J. T. . Biggers, Mayor
and Mas. V. N. (Darden, Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Snipes, Patrolman B. K. inscoe,
Patrolman Rosens. Mrs. R. M. Rid-
dick, m, E. C Woodard and Mrs. W.
E. White. . . ' '
Five Days left For
iPerauimans County tax listers are
eroeotinz - a rush of business today
and tomorrow- as the deadline for list.
ing property for 19M taxes draws to
a close next Wednesaay, Keports in
dicalU that ttie ma-iofflity of property
owners in the county 1 have . already
listed, but there remains a sufficient
number- to keep the listers busy dur
ing the last five days of the listyng
The law requires that all property
owners list their property for . taxes
and that all males between the ages
of- 21 and 65 Bat their polls. The
law does not allow for an extension
of time for the listing and persons
failing to liflt by next Wednesday will
he eharsed a oenatty as tate listers.
Persona who have not Hated their
taxes; as yet, are urged to see the Hat
es today or tomorrow in. order to avoid
the rush of the final three days, :,$
(Since the list itakers have no; au
thority to change valuations, or handle
Romblaints concerning valluatton, jir.
dividuata are advised that Ithe Board
of County Commissioners will meet in
March as a Board of Equalization and
Review to, handle matters concerning
valuation. ' All complaints on, this
matter should be presented at this
meefing of , the Countx Board. : , -J
-' EASTL..N iSTAil TO MEET... ',
.The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of LW-oJli E&rlrsa meet next Mon
day night at the lodge room sit 8
o'clock, :-y-c; rr'- 7rt" 1
Highway Safety Is
Win Double Header
On Friday Night
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams, playing before one of the
largest crowds of the season, trampled
the boys and jrirls from Plymouth
Ifigh, in a double header played here
last Friday night.
Coach Elide Fearing's boys, playinar
flawless basketball, outran, outishot,
and ouflplayed the Plymouth boys, to
ring up a conference victory by a
score of 54 to 38. Tommy Sumner,
high point man for the Indians with
15 points, sparked the Indians attack
in the first period which closed with
Perquimans leading 20-11. The sharp
shooting of the Indians demoralized
the Plymouth boys in the opening
canto but the visitors came back in
the second period scoring 11 points
while Perquimans counted for seve.
Half time score was 27 to 22.
' Sumner, Cannon and Walker were
outstanding on offensive play while
Towe, TiHey and Sumner controlled
Plymouth defensively. The third
period was a nip and tuck affair with
'Plymouth striving to overcome ithe
Indians' lead but two quick shots by
Sumner and Morris, who relieved
Walker, smarted the Indians on an
other drive which gave ..them a 42.31
advantage alt the real point.
.The Indians coasted to victory in
the final period with Coach Fearing
using his entire string of reserves, all
of whom gave a fine account of them
selves. Leading scorers for the Indians
were Sumner, TOiley, Morris and
Walker. . Davenport, with 11 poi:a,
was. high scorer for Plymouth.
In 6he preliminary contest the In
dian Squaws won over the Plymouth
srfrls by a 311-20 count. Marvina
White, with 12 points and Margarelt
Symons, who, hi; for. eight points, were
!hh i scorers &fpi jPfirq,uimans. ,: - The
Squaws had a 6-2 lead at the end
of the first quarter -nM moved up to
a 15-7 advantage ait the half. The
Plymouth girls got the basket range
in the second half and led by Smith,
closed the gap to within three points
of the Squaws, but Perquimans rallied
and finished strong to win the Victory.
The Indians will play host to the
Williamiston cagers in a double header
to be played here Friday night. Wil
liamston defeated the Indians earlier
this season and local fans can count
on a fine ball game as Perquimans will
be out "to gain revenge for the loss ait,
Talk On Mexico
Jes3e Parker Perry, Administrative
Assistant of the Rockefeller Founda
tion in Mexico City, was guest speak
ef alt a meeting of the Hertford Ro
tary Club held Tuesday night at the
Mr. Perry gave an interesting ac
count of the work being carried out in
agriculture in Mexico by the Rocke
feller Foundation. The Foundation, at
the request of the government of
Mexico, started research there in
1945, and have developed a number of
solutions for the increase in produc
tion of corn, beans and wheat 'the
principal crops of Mexien.
Pointing out that the nation de
pends largely oh corn as a food crop,
Mr.; Perry stated hat through the ef
forts of the Foundation, Mexican far
mers have, been able to increase pro
duction by about 35 per cent. Much
progress has been made also with
beans and wheat.
Chief problem' of -the. Mexican far
mer, Mr. Perry said, .was the lack ofj
waiter for 5 crops, and. me terrain,
which is very hilly.' Rain falls around
Mexico City only during June, July
and August and early September,
with no rain tit all during the re
maining eight months...
Herbert 1 Nixon, president of the
club, - announced that arrangements
have been made for the Rotarians to
hold afl meetings at the Hotel Hert
ford and the dub will meet there
each Tuesday at 6.15 P. M.
Mrs; Hollowell Named
(Mrs. Willie G. Hollowell has been
appointed as Acting Postmaster for
the WinTall Post Office, according to
an. -announcement made here this
The appointment was made by the
Postmaster General, Washington, D.
C, to fill the vacancy caused by the
recent deaMi of WilMe G. Hollowell,
who had served as Wmfal) Postmas
ter for a number jf years. .,
From Plymouth High
CIVILIAN DEFENSE DIRECTOR NAMES
CHAIRiuOf OF SIX COUNTY IUTTEES
Two Rural Calls
Two rural fire calls were answered
Sunday night by the Hertford Fire
Department, the first alram was
sounded about 8 P. M., when the fire
men went to the Nixon farm on Route
three to extinguish a blaze in a ten
ant house located on that farm. Dam
age from the fire wias estimated be
tween $50 and $100.
At about 12:30 the firemen were
called south of Hertford on U. S. 17.
This fire was a burning 1947 Pontiac
sedan owned by Kermit Mizelle. The
blaze, believed starting from defective
wiring had gained such headway the
firemen were unable to save the car
from being destroyed by the flames.
To Present Home
An old-fashioned blackface minstrel
show will be presented at the Per
quimans High School auditorium next
Friday night, February 2, by the
Hertiford Junior Chamber of Com
merce. George Fields, Jaycee Publicity
manager for the show stated today
the cast,' composed of all local talent,
under home direction, has been prac
ticing for some time to provide an
evening of good entertainment for the
people of this area. He stated "if you
want an evening of plain old good
time and plenty of laughs, you must
come' out and see the show."
The Jaycees have organized this
show and it is being directed by Mrs.
B. G. Koonce. No outside organiza
tion is connected with the minstrel in
any way aid all proceeds from the
show will be used locally by the Jay
cees for Comintunity betterment.
Francis Nixon will play the part of
Interlocuter with Charles Skinner, Jr.,
Billy White, Emmiett Landing and
Georere Fields as End men. Miss
Dorothy Maynard is pianist.
A number of specialty acts have
been included in ithe show and these
include songs by Ruth Tucker, Peggy
Felton Stephenson, Vernon and- Geor
gie Perry, Wayne Lambkin, Talmadge
Rose, James Snipes, Nona Lou Lane
and Bonita Hutchinson.
Song and dance, acts will be .given
by Bobby Jordan and Mary Dunsmoor;
Edgar White and Mrs. Polly Hollo
well. Other special acts will be rendered
by Town IClerk W. G. Newby, Mrs.
C. F. Sumner and Mrs. William Cher
ry. A feature of the show will be a
musical presented by a mixed chorus
of 20 voices.
Tickets for the minstrel are now on
sale and may be purchased from any
member of 'the Hertford Jaycees and
school children. Admission tickets will
also be sold at the door on the night
of the performance.
Wednesday Is Deadline
For Auto Licenses
The deadline for purchase and dis
nlay of 1951 license plates for motor
vehicles is next Wednesday, according
to an announcement made by Stalte Li
cense Bureau officiate today who re
minded all motorists who have as yet
to purchase new tags that it is a
violation of the law bo operate a ve.
hide after midnight Wednesday with
out 1951 tags.
Many cars and trucks are to be seen
still usine old tags and motorists wiH
avoid long waiting lines by making
immediate purchase of new licenses.
Vehicle owners residing within the
Town of Hertford must also purchase
and display town tags by the same
date, according to W, G. Newby,
Town Clerk, who this waek announced
a penalty will be taxed against mo
torists who purchase the itegs after
SLIGHT IFIRE DAMAGE
'Hertford Fire' Department was call
ed to the Hertford Furniture Store
at 12:45 IP. M., Tuesday to extinguish
a fire in a trash pile at the rear of
the store. Cause of the fire was not
determined and damage was estimated
as Blight. .
CLUB SPONSORS SUPPER -
An oyster supper wiH be served at
the Bethel Community House Thurs
day, February 1, it was announced
today. Tickets may be secured at C.
T. Phillips, Wade Jordan and Hert
ford Cleaners. Proceeds win "be used
by the Bethel club to pay for a piano. J
Survey For Needs To
Be Conducted; Next
Meeting February 15
Perquimans County's Civilian De
fense program moved a step nearer
orgamzaltion at a meeting held last
Thursday night, during which Silas
M. Whedbee, County Director, named
local residents as chairmen of a num
ber of committees which will function
under the program.
A large number of local civic organi
zations naa representatives an the
meeftfing last week and all pledged full
cooperation with the program. Repre
sented at the meeting were the Coun
ty and Town governments, the Fire,
Water and Police departments, Health
Department, REA, American Legion,
VFW, Medical Profession, Schools,
Rotary, Lions, Ruritan, Junior Cham
ber of Commerce.
Mr. Whedbee named A. T. Lane,
chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners, V. N. Darden, May
or, to serve with him as co-chairmen
of the County Committee.
Chairmen of various units of the
County Committe were then named
Hospital and Medical Resources,
Dr. T. P. Brinn, Miss Audrey Umph
lett, Robert Hollowell and J. T. Big
Fire fighting committee: C. F.
Sumner and B. C. Berry.
Light and power resources: Fenton
Britt, J. D. Costen, W. F. Ainsley and
Warning and Police Committee: J.
P. Snipes and Broughton Dail.
Evacuation Committee: C. P. Mor
ris and A. W. Hefren.
Publicity Committee: Max Camp
bell and Mrs. W. E. White.
A discussion of the various needs
of each committee was conducted and
each group was authorized to select
other citizens to complete. the member
ship of each committee. Full reports
on the needs and membership of these .
comnitBe-aiie to-be -made at a mee ,
nrr rf fliA nnnfifv ffivmn nn Thnrfr-
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day, February 15.
Chowan County Man
John Grant. 50. Chowan County
white man, is in Perquimans County
jail, charged with first degree burg
lary, and Mrs. Myrtle Lane Harrell,
45, is free on a $1,000 bond, charged
with being an accessory after the f&tit
as a result of an alleged break in of
the Pine Park Service Station, located
on U. S. 17, five miles south of Hert
ford, last Sunday morning at about
KWitff M. G. Owens, who investi
gated the incident and placed the man
and woman under arrest, statea ine
caso was reDorted to him early Sunday
morning and he immediately started
his investigation. Elsberry uoone,
19-vwar old Nesrro. told Sheriff Owens
he was asleep in Ms room ait the sta
tion, when he heard a noise as though
somebody was breaking into tne place.
Rnnn fcnM Sheriff Owens he trot a
rifle and fired once at a white man,
then told him to halt. Boone stated
Vi remurnized Grant and ordered hm
to leave the station, which Grant did,
going out the front door and taien
walking toward Jiertixxro.
icsVier-jflf (Wptis stated his investi
gation revealed that the Harrell wo
man had aided Gram in leaving uie
mm and after securing: a warrant for
her, he placed the woman in jail. She
was freed on Bona ruesaay.
ifimnt left, the county, according to
Sheriff Owens, whose investigation re
vealed Grant had gone to Virginia
Beach. Owens went there Monday af
tARuwm and located Grant in a cafe,
where he was placed under arrest.
Grant was returned to tieruora ana
nlaced in a local jail, charged with
the capital crime.
A preliminary hearing wiu oe giv
en btotfh delrendants in Record-r's
Court next Tuesday.
Veterans To Hold
Joint Meeting Feb. 1
Members of the Wm. Paul Stalling
Post of ithe American Legion and the
Garland H. Ontey Poet of the VFW
will hold a Joint meeting alt the
Agriculture Building ! in Hertiford on
Thursday night, February 1, at 7:30
oYAock for formulation of Civilian De
fense plans, it was announced today.
All members of the two groups are
urged to be present for this important
meeting. - -. " . .- v- -