Volume XVIII. No. 7.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, Febroary 16, 1951.
5 Cents Per Copy
Tovn Commissioners Oiscjiprove Plan
To Return Offices To Tvo-Year Terms
Perquimans High School To Be Host
At Basketball Tournament Next Week
'It Was Close, But He'll Make It'
Proposal Presented At
. Board Meeting Last
, Monday Night '
A proposed plan to return the terra
, of office of Commissioners and Mayor
s' of the Town of Hertford to two years;
instead of the present four year term,
met with disapproval of the present
Town Board when the subject was pre
, , sented at a Board meeting last Mon-
day night '
- : .The Board voted unanimously in f a-
. tror of retaining the present, term of
K' office for the Mayor and Commis-
office for the Mayor and Commis
The subject was presented to the
Board by Mayor V. N,
. stated . a proposal had been made
whereby a, bill would 'be presented in
trie present legislature caning; for a
referendum on the question.
In disapproving any change in the
present tenure of office for the Mayor
and Commissioners for the Town, it
was the opinion of the members of the
Board that greater service can be ren
dered the Town by an Administration
serving in office for four year periods.
It was also pointed out that this
question was decided by the people
in a referendum conducted in con
nection with the Town election in 1943
when the residents of Hertford voted
SI to 28 favoring a change from two
year terms to four year terms.
, , A report concerning this proposal
stated a few citizens of the Town had
requested the action be taken but
there is little indication that the move
ment is wide-spread. It is believed to
be generally understood that the ma
jority of the residents, of the town
favor four year terms of office for the
Town officials. '
In addition to the aibovaj the Board
discussed a '.number, of fiscal matters
pertaining to - improvement projects
and approved payment of the bills pre
sented to the board, . - ' ; ,
It was announced during the meet-'
ment will be float at .a district meeting
partmenfs sometime in June. . Some
850 , to 350 firemen from , towns
throughout Old" eastern part of the
State will attend he meeing.
Communist forces iq Korea launch
ed a new attack againBt UN troops in
what a front Hne report stated was an
, attempt to split the U. S. Eighth Army
into two section,. (Bitter fighting was
reported on1 the central front in the
area of Chipyong and Wonjju. , UN
troops in the seoul sector continued
their limited offensive but these forces
were also meeting with stlffer opposi
tion from the Red troops.
' In Washington this week the Sen
ate was debating Ithe policy of using
v U. S, troops in Europe; this issue has .
divided even headers of the two poli
4 tical parties. The Administration is
hopeful of being empowered' to stand
; by this nation's commitments of the
. v North Atlantic Pact - v
The Office of Price, StalbiUzation,
which is m charge of price and wage
f control, tnis weeK announced some
, changes in its recent order freezing
. prices, ougar ana some iarm items
including eggs, milk, wheat and some
' tobacco, were removed from the freeze
in order to encourage resumption of
; trading in these commodities, ! -
LA bill aimed at establishing, the
. legal voting' age in North Carolina
at IS, was voted down in (he Senate,
in Raleigh this week when 29 Stats
Senators voted against the measure
while only 15 voted in favor of chang.
. ing the ' constitution giving 18-year!
.olds the right to vote.
'.":';, :.: MhHfe&$"
- Russia failed in its attempt to have
the United States branded as an ag-
gressor against China when the United
Nations voted 51 to 5 against ' the
(Russian motion to charge the U. S.
.H'with bombing China. This action is
- Relieved to !furfte dim the chances
of Rad China being recognized by the
" UN and given membership in the UN.
Daptists To Hold
Cc -dy Study Class
A County-wide study class will be
conducted at the Hertford' Baptist
( J, February 21, beninnina- at 101
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ok "O Jerusc'm' w"l re t--rht
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The public is invited to attend.
March Of Dimes Fund
Still Short Of Goal
Perquimans County's March of
Dimes campaign is still short of its
annual quota, according to a report
made Wednesday by rMs. Lawrence
Towe, drive chairman.
;.:' A total of $446.04 was reported to
the. chairman during the past week.
bringing the itotal contributions for
Perquimans to $1,488.67. The county
goal is $1,940. V
(New contributions received during
the week included those of Mrs. Nina
B. White, for the white home demon
stration clubs, $227.42: additional do
nations from Tinainpss hnnsoe Sim.
Mrs. Charles M. Harrell, Myrtle Ave.,'
$8.50; VFW Post, $25; BPW Club,
$25; cake sale, conducted by Mrs. B.
G. Koonce) $30.68; additional neighbor
hood collections, $4; R. L. Kingsbury,
colored division, $21.60.
Long - Phillips Vows
Spoken Sunday At
The marriage of Miss Madilyn Iris
, Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Thomas Phillips, of Route
One, Hertford, to Emmett Banes Long,
son of Shelton XadMullan iLonjr and
the late Mrs. Long, of Hertford, was
solemnized Sunday afternoon, Febru
ary 11, at four o'clock at the Bethel
Baptist Church. . The Rev. E. G. Wil
lis, pastor, officiated at the double ring
ceremony (before palms, ferns and
white gladiolus, with lighted candles
in tall candelabra. -
Mrs. Charles E. Johnson played the
wedding music and Marshall J. White,
brother-in-law of the bride, sang "I
Love You Truly,". "Because,". "Al-
I Mrilva" anil Tha IiJ'i tOfwifa
The bride, who was iven in marri
age; by her father, wore a wedding
gown of ; whit bsxiti and imported
Princess lace, made with a sheer yoke
outlined , in scalloped design. The
long sleeves ended in wedding peaks
over the hands and the snug lace bod
ice which buttoned up the back with
white satin buttons was accented by a
full gathered skirt topped by a deep
lace tunic effect sweeping into a wide
.train. Her" finger-tip length veil of
delicate imported illusion was arrang
ed from a seed pearl tiara. Her only
ornament was a double Strang of
pearls, a gift of the bridegroom. She
carried a cascade bouquet of snap
dragon centered with a purple throat
ed orchid showered with stephanotis,'
with lace and satin streamers. ?
V, Mrs. Marshall J. White. sister of the
bride, was matron of honor, was at
tired in an aqua gown of supper satin
with a sheer marquieette yoke ending
m a sweetheart neckline, : with full
gathered skirt with an apron effect of
matching lace ending in a peplum in
the back. '
Miss Alma Eaves, ' maid of honor,
was dressed identically. They carried
nosegays of mixed flowers with varia-
gated ribbons, and wore halos of pini
roses in their hair. " 1 , ;
Mrs. Irving ILong, cousin of the
bridegroom, and Mrs. Preston Cope-
land, the bridesmaids, wore taffeta
gowns of pink and yellow, fashioned
with a fitted basque featuring a bertha
trimmed with loops of the self-same
material, and" a full skirt with bustle..
They wore matching bonnets and mits
'.Continued on Fage Four)
Returned To Mass.
. Two teen-age youths,' taken Into
custody here last Wednesday by local
police authorities, have been returned
to their hometown of Haverhill, Mass.,
ft: the request of the Chief of Police
(Following an invest! (ration conduct
ed by local authorities the youths were
placed under the jurisdiction of the
Massachusetts officials, and it is un
derstood they .will be placed on p'roba
tion in that state, ,
. . VFW SPONSORS DANjCE
Members ; of the Perquimans Post
veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor
a Valentine dance at' the-VlflW hall
Saturday night, February 17, begin
ning at 9 o'clock. The public is iri
vited to attend.
T6 HOLD BAKE SALE .
The Saint Catherine's Auxiliary of
the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
will hold a series, of bake sales. Cakes,
pies,, cookies and other pastries will
be on- sale a.1? the S & U Pharmacy
every Saturday morning untU Easter.
That's what the doctor said after riving a blood transfusion to this
seriously wounded soldier in Korea. Sped by air from this country to
the Korean battlefront is as little as seven days, blood provided through
the American Bed Cross becomes literally the liquid Ufesaver.
Vin Double Header
Coach Ellie Fearing's basketball
teams at Perquimans High School
romped over the cagerg from Colum
bia for the second time this season on
Tuesday night when the local girls
won from the Columbia girls 26 to 19
and the Indians trounced the Wild
cats easily 3!7 to 25. 1
- Marvina White and Mary Saunders,
with 13 and six points led the Indian
Squaws in scoring, while Stokely and
Skinner were beat on defense. The
Perquimans girls gained a 10-5 ad
vantage in the first period and were
never in trouble of losing the lead.
Half time score wasjifi to 7.
Alter a slow flrst jeiaod the Indian's
finally found the basket' ranjre asrainst
the .Columbia boys and ran up a 15-8
lead at half time and coasted to vic
tory in the second half, with the re
serves giving a creditable account for
themselves in the final four minutes. ,
Joe Towe, with 10 points, led the
scoring for Perquimans, while Walker
and Cannon tallied seven points each.
The first period ended with the score
standing at. 4 to 3, but the Indians
then went to work and scored 11
points in the second canto and 12 in
the third to hold a 27414 lead at the
third period rest point.
The next home game for the In
dians will be played Thursday night
when Perquimans will tangle with Co
lumbia in the first round of the Albe
marie tournament. "
Mrs. Martha Delphina Winslow. 88.
died Sunday morninar at 2:10 o'clock at
tne home of her son, Dempsey Wins-
iow or ueiviaere awter a Ion illness.
: Funeral services were conducted at
up Kiver intends Church Tuesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Mrs.
Elizabeth White, .pastor. Burial was
in the Friends Cemetery at White
ston. " "-.."'.v ; '' .
Mrs. Winslow was the daughter of
the late Dempsey and Martha Wins
low and widow of Calvin Winslow.
Surviving are five sons. Sammie M.
Winslow of Elizabeth City, Dempsey
A. and Henry E. Winslow of Belvi
dere, Ernest Winslow of Chuckatuck,
Va., and Irvin Winslow of Rocky
Mount; two daughters, Mrs. Addison
Winslow of Elizabeth City, Route 3,1
and Mm. Sammie RlddfoV nf Rolvirfow'
two brothers, L. J. Winsloiw and Ira
Wingfewof Belvidere; 22 grandchil-,
dren and 20 great grandchildren.
Cancer Clinic Will
Be Held On Friday
The bi-weekly cancer detection clin
ic wiM be held 'Friday, February 16, at
the' Health Center, Elizabeth City,
with registration beginning at one
o'clock. , '
Examinations are free to all men
and women thirty-tfive or over, and to
anyone regardless of age, with a rec-
iognized "danger signal of cancer." v
Priorities twill be given to anyone
desiring an examination who lives
twenty miles or more from Elizabeth
City. Bend youe. request to- Cancer
CJerk, Health CenterElizabeth City.
MASONS TO ULSt .
The Perquimans Lodge. Io. 106. Al
F. A A. .M- will meet in the lodire
room Tuesday night at eight o'clock.
4 , i - alt
Pi . I '
Local VFW Endorses
Post 8297 will cooperate whole
heartedly in the Veterans of Foreign
Wars' program of donating blood to
Red Cross and local hospital blood
banks, Commander Brousrhton Dail
"In ' view Of the terrific sacrifice
now being made by our young soldiers
in Korea, I think the least we veterans
and civilians here at home can do
is donate a pint of blood for use either
by the armed services or in the civilian
defense program,", Commander Dail
"Recently the Red Cross has been
calle4Lupon: to double the supply of
blood going to the Armed Forces, and
with the" increasing of a stockpile of
blood plasma to support our oivilian
defense program, the veterans of
Post 8297 feel that our duty becomes
Commander Dail said that a great
many V. F. W. posts, including Post
8297, have had active blood donation
programs for several years, but for
the duration of the emergency at least,
an active donation program is being
sponsored by the V. F. W. on a nat
Special T. 8. Survey
The Division of Tuberculosis Con
trol, State Board of Health, will lend
this Health District a unit for follow
up on certain groups of people X-rayed
a year ago, and their family eon
The unit will be at Edenton High
School February 17, 20 and 21; Hert
ford Court House February 23 and
24; Elizabeth City, Main and Martin
Streets February 27,. 28, March. 1, 2
and 3. Hours will be from 10 A. M.,
to 4 P. M. . '.
Senior high school students in all
schobls in the district will be X-rayed.
Anyone-over io years or age may
come regardless of contact status. Any
children will be X-rayed if they will
present a written request from their
This special survey is sponsored by
the District Health Department, the
local Tuberculosis and Health Asso
ciation, and Tuberculosis Seal Sale
iCOUmy Library Faces
New quarters for the Perauimans
County Library may be needed in tKe
near future, when plans for construct
ing a new lunch room" at Hertford
Grammar School are carried out, it
was pointed out at a meeting: of the
Library Board held Tuesday morning.
ine uorary is now occupying a nor-
tion of the school lunch room building
wnicn is to be torn down to make
room for the new structure.
Circulation of the local library con
tinues to gain according to reports
made by the librarian. Circulation
during the. months of December and
January were as follows Bookmo
bile, 1,696; library, 2,259. -
. It wag also announced s large num
ber of new books are beine added to
the local library collection each week,
. a. ..... ' '
ana patrons are urged to take advant
age of all services rendered by the li
brary. ' v -
Plans Completed For
Towns To Gain By
Municipal Aid Bill
Two towns in Perquimans County,
Hertford and Winfall, would benefit
under provisions of a municipal aid
bill, now being considered by the State
Senate, according to preliminary esti
mate made by the State Highway
The bill would allocate five million
dollars, to be divided among the towns
and cities of North Carolina for use
on streets which do not form a part
of the state highway system. The
Sta'te Highway Commission is oppos
ing the measure unless additional rev
enue is made available.
Under the estimates made and re
leased by the Highway Commission,
if the bill is passed by the legislature,
Hertford will receive annually the
sum of $7,973 and, Winfall will receive
The regular meeting of the Hertford,
Grammar School Parent-Teacher As-
sociation was held last Thursday even
ing in the school auditorium with Mrs.
W. C. Cherry presiding. The meeting
opened with the song, "Onward Chris
tian Soldiers," after which the minutes
were read by the secretary, same being
approved. Mrs. Silas Whedbee read
the monthly message from the State
P. T. A. president. During the busi
ness session the various committee
chairmen gave their monthly reports.
Mrs. Cherry announced that a ban
quet would be held in honor of the
teachers at the home of Mrs. Julian
White on February 15, at six thirty
o'clock. : All committee chairmen weio
asked 'to have their report blanks m
by March IS. Mrs. Cherry requested
all who possibly could to take part in
the blood bank program which will be
held on February 23.
At the close of the business ses
sion a Founders. Day 'Celebration was
observed, with Mrs. Wade Jordan be
ing in charge of the program. Mrs.
Morris Griffin gave the devotional.
Mrs. Jordan gave a brief history of
the founding of the National Con
gress of Parents and Teachers. To
close the program Mrs. Jordan read
a peom of . tribute in honor of the
Founders Day organizer. A special
Founders Day birthday collection was
Silas Whedbee, county chairman of
civilian .defense explained to the
group just what civilian defense is,
why such an organization is necessary,
and some of the things to be done in
case of disaster. He told of some
of the duties of the various commit
tees and urged all to cooperate fully
when called on to help in this urgent
work especially when First Aid
classes are organized.
J. T. Bigifers, superintendent of
county schools, presented a film from
the United Forces for Education. Mr.
Biggers commented on the film as it
was being shown and asked the group
if they agreed with the film to write
to representatives at the General As
sembly and urge them to support the
United Forces For Education. The
film told of some of the great needs
and problems of schools all over the
state and how they could be correct
ed. .. .: '--
The meeting adjourned with the
drawing Of door prizes which were
won by Mr. and Mrs. Silas Whedbee.
Local Bus Station
Gets Sanitary iRate
Hertford's bus station ranked 19th
in the state of North Carolina for
cleanliness, according to a report re
leased this .week .by the State Utili
The report was based upon inspec
tions made of all bus stations last
month and the grade was based upon
ventilation, lighting, heating, general ,
condition of waiting rooms and toi-.
lets, sanitation and general surround
ings. The grade given the local sta
tion was 96.6.. E t. ' . ! '. ;!
PTA Field Worker
To Conduct . Meeting
Miss Genevieve' Burton, Field secre
tary of North Carolina Parents and
Teachers Association will hold a study
course for the Hertford Grammar
School PTA on Tuesday, February 20,
starting at 2 P. M., it was announced
today by Mrs W. C. Cherry, presi
dent. The public is, invited to at
tend. ' ! .t . .
Observed At Meeting
Play-Offs Start On
Perquimans High School will be host
to the Albemarle 'Conference Basket
ball Tournament, to be played in the
Perquimans gym next Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, ti was announced
here today by E. C. Woodard, princi
pal. Selection of Hertford as the site
for the cage tourney was made last
Thursday at a meeting of the coaches
and principals of the conference
Basketball fans will see the girls'
and boys' teams of the six conference
members -participating in the local
tournament, games are scheduled for
Thursday afternoon and night, Fri
day afternoon and night and the cham
pionship con:ests will be played' Satur
The Perquimans girls drew a bye in
the first round of play for the girls
and will meet the winner of the Scot
land Neck-Columbia contest on Fri
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. The win
ner of this contest will play in the
championship game Saturday night at
The Perquimans Indians will play
their first game of the tourney against
Columbia Thursday night at nine
o'clock, and the winner of this jrame
will play Plymouth for the right to
participate in the finals Saturday
The other brackets of the tourney
finds Scotland Neck playing Ahoskie
at 4:30 Thursday and the winner
playing Williamston at 4:30 Friday.
Willjamston's girls will play Ahoskie
girls at 7:30 Thursday with the win
ner meeting the Plymouth girls at
Admission to the tournament will be
25 cents for students at each session
and forty cents for adults at each ses
sion.' Proceeds from the meet will be
divided between the six participating
This will be the second annual Al
bemarle Conference Tournament, and
selection of Perquimans as the host
teams was made because of the facili
ties here for handling the more than
800 spectators expected to attend and
for facilities to take care of the more
than 120 girls and boys who will play
in the tourney.
Russell Baker Named
For Belvidere P. O.
Congressman Herbert C. (Bonner
stated today that at the request of
the Post Office" Department, he had
recommended Russell Baker as Act
ing Postmaster at the Belvidere Post
The vacancy at Belvidere is caused
by the retirement of the. Postmaster,
Mrs. Delia R. Winslow, who will re
tire March 31, 1951. Mrs. Winslow
has rendered long and faithful service
and has established an enviable record
at the post office.
Mr. Baker is a veteran of World
War II, and is well-known through
out the county.
An examination to fill the position
as postmaster will be held at a later
date. Applications for the examina
tion for the position are now beinjr
tken and applications must be filed
before March 1, 1951.
Light Docket In
Business was off in Perquimans Re
corder's Court this week, with only
four cases listed in the docket, when
court convened Tuesday morning. Two
of these cases were charges of speed
ing for which Oscar Tesoroni and
Henry Perker entered pleat, of guilty
and paid the costs of court
Madison Boone, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of assault
and paid the costs of court. r
A fine of $25 and costs were as
sessed against Cooke Elliott, Negro;'
who was found guilty of a charge of
simple assault. i '
Central PTA To Meet ,
Next Monday jNight
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School will meet Monday evening,
February 19 at 7:30. The topic for
discussion will be "A Sound Body,"
with Dr. B. B. MdGuire, District
Health Officer, as main speaker. De
votional will be conducted by the Rev.
7. C. Chaff in and special music will
be rendered by Edward Jordan. ;
; All parents are invited to attend.