UIMAN II U U4 S Cents Per Copy'- Volume XVIII. No. 8. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina; Friday, February 23, 1951. f K :iV. :i -V Ccriicrcnco ipaj Dg!ti2 Flaysd tbifey Perquimans Girls Will Play at 3 P. M.; Boys Playtot9P.M. 1 ' Semi-final contests in the Albe marle Conference basketball tourna ment, being held in the Perquimans High School gym this week, will get . 4-1 I a .nifltflimAAn. . nf. "t.TlTAA o'clock when the Perquimans girl8',that there are over 30,000 legitimate 4 t n. .;0. ontlnTMl I c'aims whic have not been fild. It Neck-Columbia game, which was play ed Thursday afternoon. At 4:30 o'clock the Williamston boys' team will play the winner of the Scotland ; Neck Ahoskie game, also played Thursday. Two games will be played Friday night, beginning at 7:30 P. M., when he Plymouth girls meet the winner of the WiMiamston-IAhoskie girls' game. The last semi-final contest will start at nine o'clock Friday night when the Plymouth boys, seeded as the. number o team, tangles with the Perquimans Indians. Winners of the four semi-final con tests will play Saturday night f or the Conference championship; the girls' game will start at 7:30 and the boys' .game at nine o'clock. Pre-tournej' dope gives almost any team in the meet equal opportunity to capture the championship. . Wil liamston and Plymouth boys' clubs are rated slightly ahead of Scotland Neck and Perqujmans while in the girls' division Perquimans and Ply mouth rank ahead of Ahoskie and Wil liamston. ' - '" . . Coach Ellie Fearing's squads di vided a double! header at (Scotland Neck last Friday nigHt, the girls win ning easily over the Scotland Neck girls. ; Symons ; was high point 'get ter for Perquimans with 20 points. The Scotland Neck boys handed Per- quimana a f 46-42 V defeat. . 'Scotland LlNeck swamped the "Indians in he sec ond period, scoring nine points more ' 'than the Indian, while the locals out - pto the bostteam J the final per iod, 15-10, but failed tb'close "the'-gap gained by Scotland Neck in the second !: quarter. , ' In a play-off tournament; held ai Ahoskie the first part of this week, the Indians lost in this meet by drop ping a 44 to 40 decision to the Cole- ... rain hpys.' .... FOIOlcKst SpKlterltflotery 'baiu piajro ne nm w L ICrime is big' business and' is cost ing the, people of the. United States ; 15, billion dollars a . year" was the opening remarks of Basil Pettie, an agent of the Federal Bureau of In- veetigation who. was guest speaker at m a meeting of the Hertford Rotary Club "on Tuesday night at the Hotel Hert- Mr. Pettie toW the, IRotarians ofjmoney or the distribution. the problems faced by law enforce ment officers in combatting the big business , of crime,: pointing out that the problem changes ! constantly be cause conditions also change and criminals find new ways to try to out smart the enforcement officers. . " The solution to the entire problem, Mr. Pettie stated, is to keep law en forcement officers better trained and equipped than the criminals. ' I Cooperation on the part of the pub lic plays a big part in assisting en forcement officers to keep crime at a . minimum, the: Eotarians were . told. Mr. Pettie ' illustrated this point by ( .citing the solution to two bank rob beries, which occurred in this territory and which were solved quickly through -Cooperation of local, state and national '.enforcement officers, aided by rfellow .citizens. -y :H:-yti:-' r't:-:!r ' v. (Mr1. Pettie closed his talk by advis ing the group that the FBI is fci ;- charge of handling work connected . with national,, defense and requested . ..that all subversive activity known or 'suspected be reported to his office.; , Lions Club To Conduct Prive For Blind Funds . The Hertford Lions Club will con .' duct its annual. "Be Thankful You dan See' campaign to raise funds for aid to' county blind starting" this week, it - was announced today by John T. Big r, gers, chairman of the Lions commit tee in charge of the drive.' ! v; : , Mr". Biggers reported that the cam , paign will be conducted by diredt mail; 500 envelopes, containing the cam paign seals, will be mailed out to coun , ty 'resiJnts late this' week, and all - contributions will be kept in the treas ury i of fce Hertford Lions Club to . purchase glasses, braille books, and elher aids for blind, persons of Per ' . '-". - ... I 'V : . .- POWOaimsMustBe , Filed By March 1st World War II veterans who were prisoners of war, or their widows, children, or parents must file claim by March, 1951, for the 1.00 per day ration money due them while interned in enemy prison camps. The final date, March 1st, was fixed by law and cannot be changed by the War Claims Commission.' If you or a mem ber of your family were held as a prisoner of war during World War II, you may be entitled to these spec ial POW benefits. v Official military records list more than 133,000 members of the U. S. Armed Forces, as prisoners of war. The War Claims Commission etimates is most urgent that these claimants 'be informed of the rights and file claim without delay. , : Official claim forms and assistance in filing the claim can be secured at the office of County Veterans Service Office located in Hertford it was an nounced today by C. C Banks, Coun ty Service Off icer. miSWEEICS HEADLINES Production of civilian items such as autos, refrigerators, radios and TV sets will be curtailed somewhat by an order issued this week by the Govern ment calling for a 20 per cent reduc tion in, use of steel for civilian items beginning' April 1. Manufacturers are uncertain as to the cutback this order will make in production but it is agreed there will be some reduction in production. s, peanut growers of North Carolina end. Virginia, saw a ray of hope for possible boosts in peanut , acreage by action taken last Friday when the Hpuse Agriculture Committee ap proved a bill which , would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to increase acreage allotments in ''sufficient strength to ' get production in line with market demands. United Nations troops continued their limited offensive against Com-, munist forces in Korea this week and reports from the war front stated slight territory gains were made on all fronts. The UN troops save in flicted heavy' manpower losses 'against the 'Reds. One Korean report stated General MadArthur visited the front on an inspection trip and stated he would not arbitrarily execute his au thority to cross the 38th narallel with. out giving ''Consideration to political reasons.. ; t , . ' Opposition to the proposed bill pass ed last week by the State Senate, al locating highway funds to towns and cities for street upkeep is growing according to rports . from Raleigh. Governor W. Kerr Scott is reported agaihst the plan unless additional gas oline taxes are levied, to provide the Roberson Funeral Held Monday P.M. Mrs. Enda Ward Roberson, 22, wife of Carroll Roberson, died suddenly af ter a brief illness at her home in the Ballahack community early last Sat urday morning. , ' She was the daughter of Clayton and Lessie Bunch Ward of Tyner. (Surviving, in addition to her hus band and parents, are one daughter, Pamela Ward;' four brothers, Ray mond, C. it., Robert and Berlyn Ward; three sisters, Mrs. William Far mer, of Edenton, Miss Barbara Ann and Lydia Ward of Tyner. . . . V , Tuneral services were conducted Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the Center Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Caley During the ser vices the church choir sang "Some time We Will Understand" and "Safe In the Arms of Jesus." A trio, Mrs. Joseph Byrum, Miss Irene Byrum and the Rev. Mr. "ICale, ' sang "Rock of Ages." wv, ,: ;;.':v '-" (Pallbearers were James, Paul and Clarence ' Ward, ' Samuel and A. J. Mansfield aid Alonzo Roberson. Interment was In Cedarwood Ceme tery. : TRUCK DAMAGED iBY IFIRE :, Hertford Fire Bepartmertt was call ed out 'Monday afternoon at four o'clock to extinguish a fire -which damaged a transport truck owned by the Hertford Livestock and Supply Company. ; A short circuit in the wir ing system of the truck caused, the fire. The fire occurred on the Win- fall-Elizabeth City highway, near the Cedar Grove Church. Action of the firemen contained the blaze to the cab of the t.''vArv".ti;7'. t 4 , . Civilian DafGnsc Director Reports Progress In County Defense Wardens Are Named .at ; Meeting t mi uasi, xnursuay "We .are making good progress in organizing our program in Perquimans Count," Silas M. Whedbee, chairman of Civilian Defense here, stated fol lowing a meeting of the central com mittee, held last Thursday night in the Court House. At this meeting reports were made by chairmen of a number of county committees, including the appointment of county defense wardens by chairmen James Snipes and Broughton Dail. These wardens, who will serve as chair men for their communities were: Balvidere, S. G. Chappell, Charles Henc, Lee Hurdle; Bethel, Emmett Long, Charles E. White; Burgess, J. Moody Mathews, John Chiesie; Wood ville, William Boyce, Cecil Sawyer, Elias Whitney; Parkville, Tom White, Shelton Morgan; New Hope, Carson (Banks, Ervin Turner; Snow Hill, Rob ,ert Turner, George Jackson, J. Elmer Wood, Jr.; Beech Springs, Vernon Perry, Joseph Perry, Anderson Lay den; Whiteston, R. R. White, Quincy Riddick, Bill Winslow; Y-area, Am brose Long, Hoyard Warren, Wade Jordan; Hertford, Ward 1, Henry Stokes, Jake Matheys, J. W. Dillon; Ward 2, Ray White, Julian Broughton, Emory 'White; Ward 3, Bobby Elliott, George iFields, Sidney Blanchard; Ward 2, Elliott Layden and Louis Tar kington. ' The chairmen also named R. L. Kingsbury, H. E. Brown and King Williams to serve as chairmen of the Colored division. . C. F. Sumner, chairman of the vol unteer firemen reported on the pro gress his committee is making in in creasing fire protection for the area. F. T. Britt reported on needs for addi tional quJpment for Use in supplying iw4er and light in case of an attack in this, area..;. . l,-v .?---. i& 1 It was also' reported thait the Medi- rl .' i i T J J 1 T. m t cai vomiiiiuuct;, neuum ay ur. . r. Brinn, is now compiling data regard ing the needs for this committee and :enfative plans are being drawn for holding home nursing classes in this county. . Mr. Whedbee told the group of the needs for developing and maintaining interest in Civilian Defense. Another meeting of the Central Committee of the Perquimans Civilian.' Defense program will be held in the Court House Thursday night, March 15. , , Draft To Cl 55 The Perquimans County Draft Board has received two calls for men for the month of March, it was re. ported today by Mrs. Edna Winslow, clerk to the Board, who stated the first call for men is scheduled for March 5, with 26 selectees to be ordered for preinduction examinations. The second call, for 30 men to re port for induction, is scheduled for March 7. This call for induction on March 7th requests the entire pool of local selectees who have passed their pre induction examinations. It is quite possible, Mrs. Winslow, stated, the local Board will be unable to fill the induction call in full, , due to a num ber of postponements of selectee in ductions. However, induction orders will be mailed shortly to those who are to report for military service. v The local Board also faces a handi cap in filling calls for pre-induction due to the large number of county youths volunteering ,for military! ser vice. Mrs. Winslow reported that 36 county youths had enlisted in ' the Armed Forces up to January 31, and these : were mostly youths between the ages of 17 and 19, who had not re ceived calls from- Selective Service. As yet, no credit has been given this county for these voluntary enlist ments. ' American Legion To Meet Next (Thursday The Wm.' Paul JStallings Post of the American Legion will hold its regular March meeting' at the- Agriculture Building Itt Hertford next Thursday night, March 1, at 8 o'clock.' " Commander James Snipes stated to day that Basil Pettie, an agent of the FBI, will be a guest speaker at this meeting and all members are urged to turn out and ." hear the talk by Mr. Pettie; "'' '' ' -..."-'''-'.'"-v - ".4 '.,..VvY;l-?X':ft Dloodmobl.'e VNICe At Hertford Church All Day n Friday Need For More Donors ' Apparent If Quota Is To Be Met ' All arrangements, with one excep tion, have been made for the Febru ary visit of the Red Cross Bloodmo bile to this community on Friday, February 33, it was reported today by Edgar White, chairman of the pro gram. The one exception which is causing officials of the program much concern is the reluctance on the part of the citizens of the county to vol unteer as blood donors. "Perquimans County," Mr. White states, "is being asked to furnish 180 pints of blood on this trip of the blood- mobile, and unless additional volun teers come forward today, we will fail to meet this quota.' A county recruitment committee, composed of Paul Tucker, Hertford, Mrs. Elmer Proctor, Bethel, J. C. Mor gan, Parkville, Joe Nowell, Belvidere,, and Steve Perry, New Hope, have been working hard for the past several weeks, to enlist additional volunteers for this program; they' are especially interested in securing more volunteers from the rural areas of the county, inasmuch as most volunteer donors in the past have been residents of Hert ford. R. L. Kingsbury is serving as re cruitment chairman for the colored division. The bloodmobile will come to Hert ford on Friday, February 23, and set up headquarters at the Hertford Bap tist Church. Committee members will be on hand to assist the bloodmobile staff with the work connected with the collection of blood, and individuals, who have not been contacted to serve a a volunteer blood donor will be Upgistered if they apply at the church teday. 4 In view of the dire need for thiSj blood to be available to local citizens, tfri with the added responsibility, of supplying' , blood,." blood plasma and other blood derivatives to the U. N. forces in Korea, it is felt by program officials here that this program is def initely worthwhile, tested and proven to be a benefit both in medical terms and financially, to all in this county. They respectfully urge you to do your part in supporting this worthwhile pro- jeot. Nine Cases Heard In Recorder's Court A varied docket consisting of nine cases was disposed of in Perquimans Recorder's Court in session here this week. ;' o Billicent Brooks, Emelio Demarco, Robert E. Thornas and Antonio Bonuo mo, each charged with speeding, en tered pleas of guilty and paid the costs of court. ; Fred Gallop, Negro, was ordered to pay a fine of $10 and costs after en tering a plea of guilty to a charge of driving with insufficient brakes. James Ellison,, charged with driving wi'th invalid license plates, entered a plea of guilty and paid a fine of $10 and costs of court. . Mutt Reed, Negro, wa3 fined $2 and costs of court after pleading guilty to a charge of being drunk and dis orderly. iFleet Cooper, Negro, charged with assaulting his wife, and resisting an officed, entered a plea of guilty. He was sentenced to jail for 30 days, sen tence to be suspended upon payment of a fine of $50 and costs. Leslie Winslow, Negro, entered a plea of guilty to possession of non tax paid liquor for the purpose of sale. He was ordered to pay a fine of ?25 and costs.- Copeland Rites Held Thursday .... ' Mrs. Maude Bell Copeland, 57, died at 2:50 o'clock Wednesday morning in Albemarle Hospital following a ling ering illness. "'';,"-f:r ' She was the daughter of the late George and Emily ISpruill ' Squires and wife of, the late AlexandeV Cope land. She was a member of the Beth lehem Church. '. : . ' ' .. v Surviving are one sort. Lander J. Copeland of Norfolk; three daughters, Mrs. Kermit Lane and ! Miss Cecilia Copeland of Hertford, and Miss Mary Elizabeth Copeland of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Kermit Lane, Jr.. and Add Lane. ' . - , funeral services were conducted at four o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lynch Funeral Home. Burial fol- ,lowed in Cedarwood Cemetery. , Hertford PTA Entertains Faculty The Parent-Teachers Association of the Hertford Grammar School enter tained at a dinner last Thursday even ing at the home of Mrs. J. H. White honoring the grammar school teach ers and a few other guests. The home was beautifully decorated with red and white carnations and white snapdrag ons carrying out the Valentine colors, and lighted candles burned through out the lower floor. Mrs. W. C. Cherry, president of the P. T. A., met the guests at the door and presented each guest with a cor sage of red carnations. The other guests present, besides Mrs. Cherry, were Mr. and Mrs. J, T. Biggers, Mr. and Mrs. E. 'C. Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. David, Julian White, Misses Thelma Elliott, Ruth Elliott, Dorothy Maynard, Mary Sumner, Mesdames P. C. Chappell, Cecil White, John Cos- ten, Jenkins Walters and R. M. Rid dick. Assisting Mrs. White in ser ving the dinner was Mrs. G. R. Tucker. . PMA Opens Drive To Sign 200 Units For Crop Insurance Officials of the Perquimans County Production and Marketing Adminis tration this week opened a campaign to sign a sufficient number of farmers to insure continuation of Multiple Crop Insurance in this county. : A minimum of 200 units participat ing in the program is needtd in order for the program to be continued in Perquimans after this year. Multiple Crop Insurance is a low cost protection, offered only to farm ers of Perquimans County, and cov ers the major crops of corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. The program has been in operation here for sev eral years but the drive started this week is aimed at acquainting more Vsnd more farmers with the program administered for their benefit. The drive being conducted by the local PMA will continue through April 1, which is the deadline for securing the minimum number of units needed to guarantee continuation of the pro- RTam. A large number of farmers who have participated in the program and business houses in Hertford who rec ognize the protection offered any business by an insurance program have endorsed the Multiple Crop In surance plan and are recommending it to their fellow farmers. Baptists Hold Open House For Dulings Members of the Hertford Baptist Church held open house on Wednes day night of last week in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Duling. The affair was held in the auditorium of the church following the regular nrayer meetinjr service. The Rev. Mr. Dulinir, pastor of the church for the past five years, recently resigned to become nublic relations director of Chowan College. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll R. Holmes wel comed the guests at the door and Mrs. M. J. Gregory presided over' the regis try. Mrs. I. A. Ward and Mrs. V. N. Darden presided at the punch bowl and p group of young girls served sand wiches, cookies, salted nuts and candies.- .- Immediately following the prayer service, Mr. and Mrs. Duling were presented a handsome silver service, a gift from the church membership, with C. R. Holmes making the speech of presentation. Holmes paid high tribute to the retiring pastor, with special emphasis on the progress of the church during Mr. Duling's pas torate. Mr. Duling in accepting the gift on the part of himself and Mrs. Duling, spoke feelingly of the loyalty and co operation he has received from the church membership during his entire term as pastor, expressing regret that circumstances made it necessary for him to' work in another field at this. time. ":'.-'-::v X- : State Tax Official In Hertford Mar. 1-7 Announcement was made here this week that Harry Losran. of Elizabeth City, a. representative of the North Carolina Revenue Department will be in Hertford March 1,,2, 5, 6 and 7, for the purpose of assisting local residents with filing State income and intangi ble tax forms. Mr. Logan will be located in the of fice of the Hertford Police Depart- ment, and county residents desiring assistance with state forms are asked to contact him at this location between the hours of 9 A. M., and 6 P, M. . RedCrossChapter . To Open Roll Call : Here March 1st V. V. White to Direct Campaign;' Quota Is Set at $1,317 .' iPerquimans County's chapter of the American Red Cross will open ita an nual roll call campaign here on March ' 1, it was announced today by Robert Hollowell, chapter chairman, who" stated that W. W. (Bill) White has been named as County Campaign Di rector. Assisting Mr.' White with the drive will be Mrs. J. H. Bagley, wh will serve as chairman of collections for- the white residential area of Hert- -ford; J. H. Towe, chairman for collec tions in business areas; Mrs. Nina B. White, chairman of Collections in white rural areas. J. H. Tucker will ssvve as chairman foi the colored division for the entire county. Each of these co-chairmen 'will be assisted by a number of solicitors, to be appointed this week, and whose names will be announced in the next issue of this newspaper. Mr. White stated today that the county quota for the Red Cross fujid this year is $1,317. A figure slighjly under the goal for last year. The re duction in the quota for 1951 is due, Mr. White said, to a balance now on hand in the chapter treasury. As usual, solicitors in the campaign will be requested to make a house to house canvass, enlisting the aid of all residents in helping to put Perquim ans County over the top in the fund drive. The county committee is hopeful .of conducting' a concentrated drive which will reach the county quota within a short time, although the Red Cross Roll Call runs through tha entire month of March, the local Chapter hopes to conclude its drive before the end of the month.. County residents are urged to con tribute generously to the campaign, and to assist te volunteer solicitors by having contributions ready when the solicitor calls at the home, thus saving the solicitor extra work -by having to make return trips to some locations. . TalkBy District Health Officer "America the Beautiful" was the opening song for the Perquimans Central Grammar School Parent Teacher Association at the February meeting. Devotional was conducted by J. L. Delaney. A sold, Beautiful Hands'' was rendered by Edward Jordan, with Mrs. Percy Trueblood accompanying at the piano. Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health ' Officer, spoke on "A Sound Body, al so mentioning the importance of a sound mind. He illustrated his re marks with diagrams and charts. The four main factors discussed in insur ing a sound body were the teeth, ton sils and ad&ioids, ears and eyes. 'A Founders' Day collection was taken amounting to $5.15. , . Minutes were read and approved and the State PTA president's mes sage was read. A nominating committee, slated to V report at the April meeting, was com- , posed of the following: Mrs. A. R. Cook, chairman, Merrill Winslow, Mrs. Charlie Rogerson, Mrs. Charlie Umphlett and Mrs. Delvin Eure. The president announced an execu tive meeting to be held at the school on March 1 at 2:30. A study group meeting will be held at the home' of Mra. Elwood White on "Monday, February 26 at 7:30. Whiteston community will have charge , of the next meeting, the topic being "A Sound, Mind," with Mrs. Tom . Riddick as .chairman. Appeal for donors to the Blood Bank were made to people between the ages of 18-60. , " Third and fourth grades, Mrs. Grace Ward, teacher, won the : attendance prize. INJURED IN ACCIDENT George. Parker, elderly Hertford man, suffered a broken hip when he . was striick by a car, driven by John Dixon, Jr., near the intersection of Church and Market streets last Sat- urday afternoon. .Witnesses to the accident told Highway Patrolman B. R. Inscoe that the accident was unavoid-' able. Parker was taken to the Albe- v; marie Hospital for treatment. .V;-V r:. M 1 1 'V 5 0 ' "'1 '.J " " I- .... V'f " :!W"