Volume XVIII.-No. 6.
hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 9, 1951.
S tents Per Copy
cr ails Merch Of Din: 3S Co?:ign
Expctcd To fioech Quota Dy Saturday
Chairman (Reports on
" Contributions Made to
Perquimans County had not met its
1951 quota for the March of Dimes
drive sis of last 4 Tuesday, it was an
nounced by Mrs. Lawrence Towe,
chairman, who reported total funds
received up to that time amounted to
$1,042.53. The county goal is $1,940.
, Mrs. Tawe stated that returns from
. solicitors were still to be reported and
coin containers collected. It la her be
lief that with these reports, along
with contrilbutions from the various
organizations, clubs and scattered
business establishments, yet ito be so
licitedwill push the total over the
IContrilbultions reported by solicitors
up to Tuesday were as follows: Front
Street, Mrs. S. M. Whedbee, $46; Mrs.
T. P. Brinn, $69.70; Church Street,
Mrs. J. E. Newby, $40;.Mrs. P. W. Dil
lon, $1825; Miss Juanita Divers, $11;
Grulbb Street, Mrs. J. H.' Saitchwell,
$30; Mrs. L. B. SJtterson, $16.40; Mrs.
G. R. Tucker, $30.35; Market Street,
Mrs. Willis Jeasup, $i8; Mrs. D. M.
Jackson, $70; Dobb Street, Mrs. Rob
ert Hollowell, $21; Mrs. Edgar Fields,
$7.50: Covent . Garden Street, Mrs.
Clinton Eley, $6; East and West Aca
demy Streets, Mrs. R, Ben Thtfch, $5,
"Rrirnvton Road Street: (Mrs. William
Tarkenton, $7.76; Pennsylvania Ave
nue, Mr. J. R. Webb, $20.30 Wood
land Circle, Mrs. J. A,Leee, $4.40;
Mrs. A. B. Bonner, $2; Business Sec
tion, H. C. Sullivan, 106; Talmadge
Rose $38 - (incomplete) : County
Schools, J. T. Biggers, $155.04; Hert
ford lioness Club, $100; Mary Towe
Cincle, $248; American Legion Auxili
ary, $5; State Theater collections,
$108.7$; (Coon Hunters Club, $10;
Business Eatablishments,, 420; coin
onbainers,i $33.87 (incomplete). iA
number of oUcitora as yet hftve failed
to make full reports and the will be
JJlJ 4. At.. J.i:''.
added to the abov totals.
P.h : nnle,jB.. .vJTaywr,. '4 PMr"? trit
isHkw?jM.")i, i ; -ij.n'r r"r-vT
members oXs Negro inone o
tion dubs in thsscounty and other Ne
gro soucitow remain to make reports
- - .
committee expresses ner manxs anq
xprecition to the solicitors and in-
jf dividual "who are hedping to mak,ty Extension service to purchase
' this campaign a success.
- The. Perquimans County Cotton
Production Committee met Wednesday;
January 31, and the ground work was
started to form a county -wide dffebt
ive cotton program. The purpose of
the program will be to utilize' every
possible means to increase cotton pro
duction and realize a quota tf 3500
acres to meet the National ccMton
A representative from each Agri
cultural Agency in the county, a white
farmer from each township, a colored '
farmer from each township, and dele-'
gates from business concerns . were
placed on the committee.
The Committeemen by townships are
' as follows: Hertford, Emmettt Long,
Alexander Felton (colored) ; Bethel,
Roy Chappell, Otis Newby (colored);
. New Hope, Earl Perry, Samuel Moore
(colored) ; Parkviile, M. C. Boyce, W.
C. Barclift (colored-; Belvidere, Wen
dell Stallinga, G. L. Newby"(colored-.
Those delegates from business con
cerns are C. P. Morris; - Milton Dail,
Sr., and Julian White.
Commiltteemn from the Agricultural
Agencies are:. J. J. Skinner, Voca
tional Agriculture; I. C. Yagel, Exten
sion Service; F. M. McGoegan, Soil
Conservation' Service; Julian Mat
thews, P. M. ' A. j Frank Jessup, Vet
Jntrnctor; King Wflliams, Voc. Agri
culture for colored; W. C. Stroud, Ex-
. tension Service for colored, and E. F.
Morgan,; F, ' YL::K.'-;.&:ls:
' The Commiittee appointed Earl Top
ping to act , as secretary but not as a
. conim!tlteenmn,V:v.';-;; ;-'! -
The nexftN meeting was called for
.Thursday, February 15, at the Agri-
. cultural Building. This will be an im-
. porbant meeffing since the possibility
of migratory labor will be discussed. .
. iRepresentativee of this committer
will meA with other EasternNorth
' Caroiirta counties at Tarboro, N. C f
February 8, to help with the State
. program. , t
, ' . GiriLrvro meet : ; v ;
The Saint Cathnrinft's Gui'd of the
r.-iieopal Church will met Konday
nJX, February 12, at" 8 P. M., at the
home of Mrs. C. A. E .'ort.,All
mer..Lars are 'nrd to a-l,
Meeting Next Thurs.
Silas M. Whedbee, Director of Ci
vilian Defense for Perquimans Coun
ty, announced today that there will
be a, meeting of committee chairmen
and members of .the -six; committees
appointed here last month, at the
Court House in Hertford on Thurs
day night, February 15,
Reports on a survey jof needs for
these committees will be made at this
meeting and Mr. Whedbee' urges a full
attendance of all members of the vari
ous committees. . ;'.
Perquimans Commissioners instigat
ed plans 'Monday for tijj$ collection of
approximately $8,000 win delinquent
taxes due the county by naming Thad
C. Chappell as delinquent tax collec
tor for the tax years of. 1946 through
1949. lAs Delinquent 1TjEs Collector,
I Wi o'WnA.II wrill 4ia i ma of as! -nr'i V tin.
to garnishee wages and levy on
personal property for all delinquent
taxes due Perquimans County for
these years. .
It is estimated that., there is about
$2,000 in delinquent .taxes due the
county in each of theour years for
which Mr. Chappell hag been authoriz
ed to collect. , Forms ..fere now being
prepared for Che collector who is ex
pected to start work' on collections
within the "next weekito 10 days.
Other matters handled by the Board
at its meeting this week included hear
ing a complaint registered by a num
ber of residents of Parkviile Township
regarding road construction in their
community." The eomtnittee complain
- .m... paCof
tuvy Ammnaim in paving
.jroad jewring -the Hurdletown? section
- j Townshflp. The Cxmrnisoriers
advised this committeef that they will
'xukc wie mower m wnn tne niKiwy
Authority was granted to the Coun-
camera equdpment to be used in con
nection witn 441 uug worK ana Home
Demonstration Clubs, when funds were
available. ' . ' j '
"i Motions were passed 'by the Board
adopting a resolution requesting the
Legislature to remove the 4aking of
farm census by ittax listers; and to re
quest the County Representative and
Senator to amend bills now before
the 'Legislature pertaining to salaries
of the Recorder and County Solicitor.
The amendment voted by-the Board
will change the minimum salary of
these off icers from $125, as now of'
fered jn the bill,: 4o $70 per month.
The maximum salary scale will remain
at $200 as now set in the bill offer
ed in die Legislature. '
- Announcement was made that A. T.
Lane, Chairman of the Board, has
been appointed by J. W. R. Norton,
State Health Officer, as ex-officio
member of the District Health Depart
ment. Band Members Term
Clinic A, Success -
Three members -of the Perquimans
High School Sand, among the more
than 140 band members who parti
cipated In the All-State Clinic-conducted
last week-end at ECTC, Green
ville, termed the . dlinte a complete '
success. Richard C. David, Band Di
rector. whA accompanied the local
(members to Greenville, expressed his
appreciattion to the many people and
firms in Hertford . who contributed
mew than $40, which made the trip
5081 05 ; the Perquimans band
; 11. trio, Jar DuKng, Julian White
and Betty Lou Trueblood, took part
in the rehearsals held at the clinic and
plajled with the .group which present
ed a concent at the coQege last Sat
urday alfternoon. f--r''i:!i;
A recifational program, sponsored
by the eollege in connection with the
cKnic, was thoroughly enjoyed by the
band members .attending. ' ;
Injured By Dynamite
Claude Winslow,, farmer of Belvi-,
dere Township, was seriously injured
tost Friday morning while dynamiting
stumps on his Harm on the" Winfall
Belvidere highway. A- report stated
seine t.7' Jta exrloded while Wins
fcwT li " T"-t"3 to blast stump.
E -; -x t3 a IJorfoUc ho-tiJJ&l
for t ail i. rJaueA from
Injuries resulting in the blast. ,
Of Delinquent Taxes
Visit Hertford On
Friday, February 23
Appeal Made For (More
People To Make Blood
C. Edgar White,. Perquimans chair
man of the Red Cross Blood program,
announced today that the next visit
of the Red Cross Bloodmobile to this
community will be Friday, February
23, when the bloodmobile will be sta
tioned at the Hertford Methodist
Church to secure blood for the blood
The quota for blood.for this trio. Mr.
White stated, is 180 pints, this being
a hieher auota than reouested . hevn
before, but the increased quota is due
to. the fact that some of this blood
goes for use of the armed forces of
the United States. The Red Cross
is acting as the official collectim?
agency for the military services, and
divides blood collected between the
amounts given to the military and that
which is sent to hospitals in this area
for free transfusions for any resident
of this county.
Chairman White stated that there
are still a large number of people who
are skeptical of the program. He
points out that a large pant of the
blood collected here in the past, has
been usd for transfusions given resi
dents of the county in hospitals at
Eliabeth City, Edenton and Norfolk,
Va. And he adds it's absolutely free.
The only change being connected is a
small laboratory fee.
White ; announced that recruiting
chairmen, one in each township in the
county, are now busy lining up volun
teers, who will donate blood, when the
bloodmobile comes here February 23.
Anyone desiring to donate a pint of
blood should see his community chair
man and make an appointment to visit
the bloodmobile on its visit to Hert
. Trained physicians, nurses and tech
nicians. accompany the bloodmobile. A
donor receives ihe best possible' are,
They are given an examination to de-
termine if tney are .physically able
to give the pnt of blood. It doesn't
cost anything,. It doesn't take up much
of one's time.J A. donor does not feel
any after effects. It is a simple1 pro
cedure. J '
Bernard F. proctor, for a number
of years circulation manager of The
Daily Advance.ytag resigned his posi
tion, to go imd private business, and
Monday assumed ownership and active
management ofThe Hertford Clean
In, leaving Th Daily Advance to
enter into business in Hertford, Proc
tor said "I have enjoyed my work
with The Daily Advance, but have for
some time wanted to go into a busi
ness of my own, and have wanted to
locate in Hertford. I leave The Daily
Advance with every feeling of good
will, and will always have the warm
est feeling toward' those I worked
with on the newspaper." .
'Originally, from Rocky Mount, N.
C, Proctor is well known ho the peo
ple of Hertford and Perquimans Coun
ty, having handled The Hertford .Bur
eau of The Daily Advance for several
years after coming to the newspaper
in 1939, and occasionally has acted as
temporary reporter in Hertford and
various Albemarle sections, in addition
to directing the circulation depart
ment r "' '
Proctor .served three years in the
Army Air Force during World War
II, returning to his position with The
Daily Advance upon being discharged
in 1946. ,. -Ha
Is married to the former Fran
ces Fleetwood, daughter of Mrs. J.
M. Fleetwood of Perquimans County.
The Proctors have an infant son, May
nard Franklin, born January Sl.'They
have lived in Bethel Township of Per
quuwans for the past four years.
Successful Show , "
' Members of the Hertford Junior
Chamber of Commerce today announc
ed their minstrel show, which was
presented here last Friday, was a com
plete success, netting the Jaycees ap
proximately $200. ,
. The Jaycees expressed their appre
ciation to everyone assisting' them i
the production of the show, and to the
public for the splendid attendance
They pointed out that the money
alsed throueh the presentation of the
minstrel will be used entirely for civic
tetiErmem projects to.be undertaken
brne group. , " ' ' i
Indians And Squaws
Top Scotland Neck;
Lose At Plymouth
Local Cage Teams to
J Play Sunbury Here on
After losing a double header at
Plymouth last Frjday night, Coach El
ite, Fearing's Perquimans basketball
teams 'bounced back Tuesday night to
defeat the boys and girls from Scot
land Neck High School. The Perquim
ans girls won easily 43 to 24, while the
Indians wrapped up the victory 43-37.
In the preliminary game Tuesday
night the Squaws, lefi by Margaret
Symons, who had 17 points, and Mary
Saunders, with eight points, jrot in a
'practice session against the Scotland
ecK gins, me hquaws neta a 14-j
then moved into a 27-10 advantage at
half time. Coach Fearing used all of
his reserves and in the final half the
local girls tallied 16 points while the
visitors made 14. , .
;The boys' contest was hard fought
'trooughoult, with the Indians holding
afcedge on offensive play, Led by
wSdker, who hit for 13 points, the In
dians had a 7-3 lead at the first period
but Scotland Neck tied the count at
14rall at half time. Sumner and
Thatch scoring seven points each con
tributed to the 29-23 advantage the
locals had at the third quarter mark.
Joe Towe and Guy Cannon played best
defensively for the Indians. In the
finl period both teams hit for 14
points. Haynes was high point get
ter for the visitors with 15 points.:,
Plymouth gained revenge over the
Indians last 'Friday by tripping the
Squaws 41-40, while the boys won over
the Indians in ' an overtime contest
55 to 54. The girls' game was a see
saw battle from the opening whistle
with neither team able to gain a big
lead. Perquimans led at half time 18
16 but the Plymouth girls wiped out
this margin in the second half, scoring
25 points while the Squaws hit for 21.
Manyina White was high .scorer foe
the locals .wrbh 26 points. ; v ,
" The Plymouth boys pushed their
contest into overtime by sinking a
basket with five seconds remaining in
the ball game, then won the tilt by
hitting the bucket in the overtime peri
od with only 20 seconds left to play.
Sumner scored 17 points, Thatch 12
and Towe was beat on defense.
P.C.H.S. Honor Roll
Fortyifive students at Perquimans
High School were listed on the honor
roll at the close of the third grading
period, which ended last Friday, it was
announced today by E. C. Woodard,
principal of the school.
The eighth grade, with 20 pupils
making the list, led all other class
es in number of members winning
Exceeding in studies during the
period were the following students:
Eighth Grade Joseph Butt, Charles
Smith, Barbara Edwards, Emily Whhe,
Joanna WiHiford, Lois Jane Kirby,
Ray Lane, Anne Chappell, Mary Fran
ces Eure, Peggy Harrell, Joan Madre,
Julia Ann Stokes, Sue. Perry White,
Daryl Allen, Patricia Biggers, Billie
Carole Divers, Billy Elliott, Alice Jeu;
Jackson,' Joseph Layden and Anne
Ninth Grade Tilson Chappell, John
Morris; ' Katherine Ann Ward, L.t
'Dail, Ann Stallings.
Tenth Grade 'Ruth Dawson, Mollie
L-i Yeates, Marilyn Baker, Faye Butt,
Mable Martin Whedbee.
Eleventh Grade Tommy Sumner,
Pauline Burbage, Marguerite Butler,
Marvin White, Margaret Symons.
Twelfth Grade oris Faye -Allen
Mary Sue Cook, Virginia Gay Cather
ine Goodwin, Christine Thatch, Calvm
Butt, Lewis Dawson, George Euw,
Tracy Kirby, Percy Rogerson.
Fire . Destroys Two
Houses In County
A fire of undetermined origin de-;
stroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Dodfrey of Route The, Hert
ford, last Saturday at abodt neon. All
household and personal effects were
lost in the blaze. The family . had
moved into tfe home, located five miles
east of New Hope, only a week before
the fire. . . ' wtt ; ."
A frame dwelling home of Charlie
Welch, ! Negro,' located pn x Church
Street was t mpletely destroyed by
fire Sunday afternoon. 'The fire, 5, .
lieved to have started from an over
heated Move., had gained too much
headway11 when the alarm .was sounder
calling the " Hertford firemen to the
scene. An adjoining house was dam
stged from the . flames . of the Weld
Board of Education
In Routine Meeting
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Education met here in regu
lar session last Monday. Only rou
tine matters w?r; handled during the
meeting. Board members made final
approval of orders for new furniture
to be installed in the Winfall L'nion
School for Negroes, and gave f rial
approval on tentative plans for con
struction of an addition to the Hert
ford Negro School.
: A general discussion of the Bo;n rl's
building program was held, and s:i!;s
f aotory progress reported.
Accepted For Exams
At Belvidere P. 0.
The United States Civil Service "
Commission has announced an exami-1
nation to fill the position of fourth i
ciass pusunasrier .at ueiviaere. ine
vacancy in this post office results
from the resignation of Mrs. L. J.
Winslow, who after nearly 33 years1
of postal service, will relinquish tiie
position effective March 31, 1951.
Applications for examinations for
the position will be taken up to March
1, 1951, and the examination, it was
I announced, will be held at Hertford.
The position pays a salary of $2,071'
! per year.
The examination is open to a,l who
are citizens of, or owe allegiance to,
the United States who reside wkhii'
I the territory supplied by the post: of
fice for which this examination i-s an
nounced and who are at least 21 years
of age, but not yet 65, on the dat or
the close of receipt of applicat'f.ns
for this examination.
Application blanks andjull inf irma
tion about the requirements of the ex
amination may be secured from 'the
post office for which this examination
is announced, or from the United
States Civil Service Commission,
Washington 25, D. C. Applications
i must be on file with the Commission
j at Washington, D. C, on the date
The : date of examination will be
statted on admission cards mailed to
' applicants after the close of receipt of
Nine Cases Heard In
Nine cases, six of which charged
violation of traffic laws, were dispos
ed of in Perquimans Recorder's Court
on Tuesday of this week.
A. L. Dingee, Jr., Steve Kransinski,
Toward Trittipee, Jr., Semour Broder
and Marvin Aberback each entered a
plea of guilty to charges of speeding
and paid the costs of court.
Elias Jennettte, Negro, charged with
assaulting his wife with a deadly
weapon was given a 12-Tnoniths road
sentence, suspended upon payment of
a $25 fine, and the condition that he
not be convicted of assaulting his wife
within two years.
Wilson Ferebee, Negro, was found
guilty of assaulting Thomas Rogerson,
Negro, with a deadly weapon. . He
was sentenced . to the roads for two
years, sentence to be suspended upon
payment of a fine of $50 and costs
and $25 for medical bills for Roger
son and good behavior for two years.
Wilson Bateman submitted to a
charge of failing to observe a stop
I sign. He paid the costs of court.
Lester Hurdle, Negro, was found
guilty of being drunk on the streets
of Hertford. He was ordered to pay
fine of $2 and costs of court.
0, C. Long Funeral
Held Tuesday P.M.
Octavius C. Long, 73, died Monday
morning at 1 o'clock in tfte Albemarle
Hospital, Elizabeth City, after an ill
ness of two years, f
He was a . native of Perquimans
County, living in .the Bethel Com
munity and was a retired farmer and
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillis
Phillips Long; two ions. Raleigh W.
Long, of Elizabeth City; 0. C. Lo-ig.
Jr of Edenton; one daughter, Mrs.
Wortley Suinwnerlin, of the home; one
brother, J. J. Long, of Edenton.
Funeral services were held !n the
Bethel Baptist Church . Tuesday af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the pas
tor, the Rev. E. G. Willis, officiating
assisted by the Rev.' E. L. Wells, re
tired Baptist minister. Burial was
mada In the Bethel Cehietcrv
Equipment To Be Used
For Fighting Fires In
Perquimans County's Board of Com
missioners, meeting here in regular
session last Monday, appointed a two
man committee composed of Chair
man A. T. Lane and V. N. Darden,
Mayor Of Hertford, to investigate the
eost and purchase of fire fighting
equipment, to be used by the Hertford
Department in fighting fires in rural
communities of the county.
The action followed a discussion
conducted between the board members
and representatives of the Hertford
Mayor Darden, C. F. Sumner and
Herbert Nixon, representing the Hert
ford Fire Deptrtmenlt, told the County
Board that the t'wn firemen are be
ing called upon more and more to an
swer calls tr county fires. It was
pointed out that this service, in the
past, had been rendered free and
whoHehesrtedly but with the increase
expected in future calls it will be im
possible for the Hertford Department
to continue to furnish this service
without assistance from the county
The Comimissioners were advised
that during the past. 60 days the Town -firemen
have answered 10 fire calls .
in the country, driving their truck 'a
total of 153 miles, while driving only' -12
miles in answering calls to fires
within the town. This use of the fire
equipment on county calls causes ad-
ditional depreciation of the town's
equipment, and at the same time -leaves
Hertford residents without full
Mr. Sumner explained to the Com
missioners that the Civilian Defense
Program will call on the county, to
participate in fire protection and that
the local department is prepared to
train volunteer firemen in rural com
munities to assist Hertford firemen in
fighting rural fire.
(Biggest need for fighting rural
fires, the Board was told, is a larger
booster tank than is now in service
here. Only 100 gallons of water can
be carried on the truck owned by the
town, and this limits the action of the
firemen, once they reach a rural fire.
It is understood the Hertford Depart- ,
ment desires the County to purchase
a truck capable of carrying at least
500 gallons of water to a fire.
Two Teen-age Boys
Held For Breaking 7
And Entering Homes
Two teen-aged boys, Richard Ham
lin 16, and Paul Hefffeinan, 15, both"
of Haverhill, Mass., were taken into'
custody here Wednesday night by
Sheriff M. G. Owens and Hertford.
Police pending investigation of break- '
ing and entering two homes and the
attempt to break and enter another
The youths were arrested at about
8:30 P. M., lifter they had been dis
covered in the home of W. E. Whits
on Church Street. Mr. and Mrs.
White, who are staying at the Hotel,
discovered the boys at their home
and called the police. The boys fled
through a window and were shortly
picked up by the Sheriff and Police
men Robert White, Tommy Miller,
Trdtm'an Miller and State Patrolman
B. R. Inscoe, all of whom conducted
a search for the pair.
The youths had entered the home
of J. T. Biggers earlier in the day and
had attempted to break into the home
of Max Campbell.-
It was learned that Hamlin is want
ed by the police of his home town for
breaking and entering.
The youths had run away . from
home, and told local authorities they
broke into the homes here to find
something to eat At the White home,
they started a fire in two stoves and
had cooked themselves some macaroni,
soup and made ice cream, which they
Both boys are being held for fur
New Florist Shop
Holds Grand Opening
Hertford's newest business, Dosier's
Florist, nwned and operated by Mi.
Florist owned and operated by Mr.
'opened here last Saturday, in its new
building, located on Market street.
' Despite the winter's worse storm, a
large number of, people attended the
opening and inspected the new ehop
and Its equipment, which is the most
modern in .this area. 'Favors were pre
sented each adult - registering at th