North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XVIII. No. 9.
Hertford, Perquimans County; North Carolina, Friday, March 2, 1951.
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Future presidents of the United
States are new limited by law to
two terms in the White House, or not
more than 10 years in office. The
22nd amendment to the U. S. ConstiJ
tution, which sets the tenure of of
fice, was ratified this week when the
; Legislature of Nevada ratified the
measure, thus making Nevada the 36th
and necessary State adopting the
amendment. The law does not apply
to President Truman, inasmuch as he
was the office holder when the bill
was passed by the 80th Congres,
United Nations forces in Korea this dian Squaws, while Stokely, Skinner
week continued their limited offensive and ""Dawson, playing at guard posi
against Communist troops, and re- tions, were the mainstays in holding
ports from the war front state gains. the Green Wavelets to second place
up to six miles have been won by the in the meet.
allies, alt a heavy loss to the Chinese' Both teams sparred during the first
and North Koreans, Several counter- period, attempting to find the weak
sttacks by the Reds have been re-! spots in the opponent and the score
- pulsed.' A patrol of U. S. troops fought
their way into the city of Seoul but
returned to U. S. lines after capturing'
a number oz prisoners'.
Additional U. Si troops, mainly Nat
ional Guard units ,are to be sent to
Japan shortly, to bolster the defense
of ; that nation against any possible
attack by the Communists, it was an
nounced from Washington this week.
U. S. occupation forces in 'Japan nave
dwindled since the war in Korea, as
many of the. U. S. soldiers were sent
to Korea and U. S. military officials
state a need for more soldiers in Ja
pan. - 'hr': l-'l:.y-'--:Al : ' ,
North Carolina legislators are now
considering a bill, which its sponsors
hope will become an amendment to
the national constitution. The measure
would place a limit on the amount
Congress could levy on income taxes
at 25 per cent. .Similar measures have
already been considered by some 20
other states. . .
Dozen CsgsIIktiI
A varied docket consisting ; of 12
cases were disposed of in Perquimans
Recorder's Court at the session held
Tuesday. .' ',J...
' fines ofHO and costs were assess
ed against Francis Robertson and Wil
liam Sawyer each of whom entered
pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing.. ,' ';-
- A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case of Louis Nachman, Jr.,
charged with speeding.' Wachnian was
represented by Attorney Walter Ed-
:' wardv ? S''''-'S-i'A ''''$h':A:'
JCosts of . Court were taxed against
Sarah Harris, Nefgro, in the case
charging Willie Lee Harris,-Negro,
with assault with a deadly weapon'
' Jack Alfonso and James Franzese
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding- and each paid the .costs of
court . . -:.V- ' v ' . - '
' (William Skinner, Negro, submitted
tn a charm. of naanrar - a car on a
onraa nnrt toftld ft fin of ilOkSlul COStS.
i Mattie White, Negro, was ordered'
to pay a fine of $10 and costs on a
plea of guilty to driving witn insum
cient brakes.
t Carson Spellman, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of being drunit on
the highway. He was fined $10 and
costs of court.
1 James Copelandr Negro, was found
guilty on a chargeof reckless driv
ing. A 30-day road sentence was sus
pended upon payment of a fine of $55.
An appeal in. the case was noted Ito
Superior Court by the defendant's at
tnmev. W. H. Oakev. .'.: "'
-Louis Mitchell entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of reckless driving.
He was ordered to: pay a fine of 810
and costs. , "
TheHrort Etheridge was found guil
ty on a charge of reckless driving. He
(was sentenced to jail for 80 days, sen
tence to be suspended upon payment
of a line of 830 ana costs,
Final Cage Games
Set Fcr Tecchy
V Coach Elite Fearing announced to
dav that the final basketball fames
for the 1951 season will be played
a( the Perquimans gym next Tuesday
night when the Indians and Squaws
play the Sunbury High School teams.
,The cirV. gams' will start at 7:30
and the boys' contest will follow at
nins o'clock. ir:S.?A?-- "A---;:
The Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul
Btalhnits Post of the American Legion
will meet Friday night, March 2, at
eight o'clock at the Agriculture Build
, !mr in HeiCord. All members are
urged to bS prSsent, - -, , -
tsriccidcamaiiiHEii :
Indians Placed Second In
Cage Meet Held Here
Last Week
' The girls' basketball team of Per
quimans' High School defeated the
girls of Williamston in the final game
of the Albemarle Conference tourna
ment, held here last Saturday night,
by a score of 33 to 30, to win the
tourney championship.
Margaret Symons with 16 points
and Marvina White with 14 points,
lied the scorinjr offensive for ths In-
at the rest period was 4-4. (William
ston took a thrte-point lead by half
time but Perquimans came back
strong in the third canto to hit for
12 points while the Green Wavelets
rolled up only six. Score at this
point was 21-18 for Perquimans. Both
teams hit for 12 points in the final
period, the game ending with Per
quimans ahead 33-30. As winners
of the girls' tournament the Perquim
ans Squaws were awarded a beautiful
basketball trophy and the Williamston
girls received the runner-p award.
In tiie" final contest for the boys'
championship the Williamston Green
Wave defeated the Perquimans In
dians 42 to 31. iWilllamston, sparked
by Davis, lanky center for the Green
Wave, who had 20 poiifts for die con
test, jumped into a 16-7 lead in the
first quarter and the Indians were
never able to overcome this advantage.
Perquimans outscored Williamston in
the second period 10-0, but the Green
Wave added four more points to their
lead by hitting for nine points in
the third period while Perquimans got
five. ! Rogers was second high man
for Wiluamston with 14 points; lead
ing scorers for Perquimans were Sum
ner, 8, Cannon 7, Thach 5. ' ";
-Jos ; Towe, i.w.ilUams and .iMorns
played best defensively -for the In
dians, u:, -''-
iiAJt the close" of the contest the Wil
liamston team was awarded the cham
pionship .trophy while Perquimarm re
ceived tne runner-up awara
Observed M 3-11
National 44H Club Week will be ob
served throughout the United States
during the period March 3 to 11, ac
cording to L. R. Harrill, 441 leader
for the. State College Extension.-
. The ,1951 theme "Working Together
for World Understanding,' will be
stressed in all special activities to be
held during the week.
Accomplishments of , the nation's
club members last year set a new rec
ord, with 77.8 per cent completing pro
jects inff arming or homemaldng, says
Harrill. . -V .v:.:
Club boys anoVgirls produced 100,000
acres of garden, raised 9,000,000 chick
ens, and 1,000,000 head of livestock,
grew 900,000 acres of food crops, and
canned 16,000,000 quarts of fruits and
) vegetables. They made their home
more attractive and livable by im-
proving 650,000 rooms, making 350,-
000 arts and crafts articles, beautify
ing the ground of 120,000 homes,
making 2,200,000 articles of clothing,
and planning, preparing, and serving
20,000,000 meals.
(Some 310,000 members kept personal
achievement records, 610,000 partici
pated in fire and accident prevention,
360,000 conducted ' soil and wildlife
conservation practices, : and ; 160,000
carried out forestry projects. -
, (Nearly three-fauarters of a million
4-H'ers carried on special health ac
tivities, and 300,000 had peiodic health
examinations, ((any served as junior '
project leaders, conducted recreational
activities, and served their dubs and
communities' in other, ways.
Bagley Swamp Church -
To Held Revival
. The (Rev. Coy S. Saunders announc
ed today a series of revival services
will be held at the Bagley Swamp
Church beginning March 7. The Rev.
iR. L McCluskey of Greensboro, will
conduct the services which are to be
held each evening beginning at 7:30
o'clock. ' The public is invited to at
tend. tr''ii-'A:
iMr, and Mrs. Preston Rogerson an
nounce the birth of a son, born Wed
nesday, February 21,' at the Albemarle
HocvUil. - . ' , " . ,
Baptists Recall
Duling As Pastor
' Members of the Hertford Bantu
Church, at a meeting of the congre
gation held Sunday, voted unanimously
to recall the Rev. Charles W. Duling
to serve as pastor of the church, it
was announced here Monday. Mr.
Duling accepted the call and resumed
his duties as pastor of the church on
March 1.
Several weeks ago the Rev. M. Dul-
ir.g resigned as pastor of the local
church to accept a position as direc
tor of public relations for Chowan
College, but resigned this post to re
turn to the pastorage of the Hertford
Local Farmers Show
Cattle Breeding
Interest In Dairy
A' number of Perquimans County
farmers are becoming interested in ar
tificial .breeding of dairy cattle. A
meeting was held in Eliabeth City on
Thursday night to discuss the possi
bility of forming an association in this
area. County Agents and interested
farmers from Chowan, Perquimans,
Pasquotank and Currituck counties
were present J. P. Brown, Exten
sion Dairy Specialist, 'was there to
explain the organization and operation
of such. an association. (He -showed
slides to illustrate his talk. Among
the slides were several of the Dairy
Bull Stud maintained at Asheville,
Following his talk, a general dis
cussion was held during which farm
ers and dairymen from the four coun
ties' expressed their opinion of the
possibilities of the work. All seemed
.to be very .Interested in forming an
association. Mr. Brown stated that it
,wa necessary to have a minimum of
joptreows "represented hi' the associa
tion w organize.'- - ;
It was agreed that a steering com
mittee" be appointed to work toward
setting up an association. Each coun
ty agent to name three men from his
county and report at a meeting in
Elizabeth City on March 8. Frank
Jessup, Joshua Button and Frank
Skinner were named from Perquimans
County. Since Perquimans County has
no dairies, its membership wiH neces
sarily be farmers with from one to
five cows. Twenty Perquimans farm
ers attended Jhe Elizabeth City meet
The 1951 General Assembly has be
gun reaching decisions, Some were
reached on the floor this week; others
reached in committee promised decis
Iva floor action next week. The joint
UmiraDriationa committee has complet-J
led hearings; other committees nave
acted and reported on most oi tne
bilfs before them, leaving only recent
introductions and certain controversial
measures for study. This clearing
of committee dockets, the speed-up
in calendar action, and an obvious ten
Hencv for members to introduce bills
they have been holding back are all
evidence that this legislature is try
ing to focus on an adjournament date.
Whil that date may not be within
the 90 days for which members are
paid, there are signs that the deadlock
ed session dolefully predicted in some
quarters is improbable.
. Roads and Streets
-' The end of the' city street squabble
mav he in sifht. On Thursday the
House finance committee held a public
hearing on tne question, ana, aiter
some astute parliamentary maneuver
ing- tv both sides, voted to snve a
favorable report to Senator Powell's
SB 120 and an unfavorable decision
on whether or not to follow the Sen
ate's lead sn, without raising taxes,
give the cities money from the High
way Fund for work on streets not a
part of the highway system. The latest
road develonmexilt was ha introduction
this week of companion bills (ISB 216
and no 377) calling for the estanusn
ment of a commission to build toll
road, financing them bv issuing- reve
nue bonds to be paid off from tolls
and roadside concessions. (When naid
for, these super-highways would be
made toll-free and come under mgn
jway VCommissioB supervision and
maintenance. Whether trucks should
Jbe required to comply with lighter
maximum weight limits will be tne
subject of a public hearing in the Sen
ate chamber' next Thursday after
noon when the roads committee meets
td-consider S3 183. . - "
t'inety Nine Donors
Gre Blood To Red
Cross last Friday
New High Beached In
Blood Collection For
This County
Ninety nine pints of blood were col
lected here last Friday for the use of
the Red Cross blood program, it was
reported by C. Edgar White, chairman
of the county committee in charge of
the bloodmobile visits. Mr. White
stated that the collection last week
set a new high in the amount of blood
donated by this county. A total of 121
volunteers, 66 whites and 55 Negroes,
registered at the unit headquarters as
volunteer donors. The 22 individuals
rejected, after an examination, were
requested to volunteer on . the next
visit of the bloodmobile.
Mr. White and other members of
the Red Cross committee expressed
their thanks to the donors and all
others who assisted in making this trip
of the bloodmobile successful. "We
really appreciate the growing interest
in this program and are hopeful even
more people will realize its value and
volunteer as donors next time," Mr.
White said.
He added that the recruiting chair
men for both the white and colored
divisions did an excellent job in selling
the program to individuals and secur
ing them as volunteer donors.
An interesting sidelight on the pro
gram given by four individuals who
were donors for the first time, they
said, "we had not volunteered before
because we were afraid the procedure
would hurt, but it didn't hurt at all."
Assisting the chairmen and the
bloodmobile staff with the collection
program last Friday were a number of
local committees composed of Mrs. T.
P. Brinn, chairman of the reception
Committee, assisted by Mrs. J. T. Big
gem, Mrs. Sidney Jessup; food com
mittee, Mr. W. C. Cherry, chairman,
Mrs. Julian White and Mrs. J. A
Leete; Nurses' aides, Miss Audrey
V'inphlett, -Mrs. Frank Skinner, Mrs;
C. A. Davenport and Miss Leary.
VFW Post To Elect
Of ficers Monday
J. W. Dillon, publicity chairman for
the Garland H. Own-ley ' Post ' of the
VFW announced, today that the regu
lar meeting of the Post will be held at
7:30 o'clock next Monday night, in
the VIEW Hall, and during the meet
ing new officers for the year 1951
1962 will be elected. All members are
urged to attend this meeting.
Liquor Referendum
True to their name th committer
on propositions and grievances listen
ed long thig week to aggrieved drys
advocate their proposition for a state
wide liquor referendum and listened
to equally aggrieved wets propose de
feat for such a referendum. The bills
concerned (ISB 4. SB 177. and sm isi
came in for little detailed discussion;
ine argument followed the pattern of
recent years and. with onlv a f w
remarks on the question of alcohol It
self, turned on whether it is more
democratic to let tht people of the
whole state vote on th issue, for the
whole state or let each locality de-
cioe ws own fate unaer tne prestnt
system. The committees listened but
so far they have said nothing. .
Local Cleaning Shop
Changes Ownership
An announcement was made here
this .week of the change in ownership
of a Hertford business establishment.
Mrs. Zack Robertson has purchased
the Nelson Cleaners from W. E. Nel
son and assumed managership of the
shop on last Monday.
. The new owner of (he shop stated it
will be her endeavor to continue giv
ing patrons of the business the same
high quality cleaning offered in the
Six From County
Join Air Force
: v v.v . ..... V".
. . Six Perquimans ' County youths
were accepted for enlistment in the
U. SL Army Air Force during the
month of February, it was announced
by iSgt Paul R. Fisher, of the Army
Recruiting Service in Elizabeth City.
, County youths who were accepted
for service - were Lindaay Barber,
James M. Umphlett, Worth F. Chory,
George Lapiene, Jr., 'William Tilly and
Gene W. Phillips. ' .
Perquimans Red Cross Workers Opened
Annual CampEign For Funds Thursday
Interest Increased
On All Unpaid Taxes
Taxpayers in Perquimans County
and the Town of Hertford are advised
that the rate of interest on unpaid
1950 taxes advanced to 2 per cent
yesterday. The interest rate is fixed
by the State Law and local units do
not have the right to waiver the extra
charge, according to collectors.
Interest in delinquent taxes is fixed
at 1 per cent during the month of
February; 2 per cent during the month
of March; a of 1 per cent for each
month thereafter until the tax sale
is held. Property is supposed to be
advertised in May and sold on the
first Monday in June, according to
state laiw.
SOFarms Declared
noble For
Crop Insurance
Julian R. Mathews, chairman of Per
quimans PMA Committee, stated to
day over 50 farms in the county have
been declared ineligible for crop in
surance under the 1951 Crop Insurance
program as bad risks. The purpose
of the program, he said, is to se
cure a minimum of 22 units of insur
ance composed of good farmers paying
small premiums in order to protect
those who may have a loss from un
avoidable causes such as draught,
flood, hail, wind, frost, excessive rain,
hurricane, tornado, insect infestation
and plant disease.
He said that many good farmers
were apparently failing to sign up in
the insurance program because there
had been some bad risks signed up in
previous years. 'He also stated it
would be the policy of the PMA Com
mittee to eliminate any bad risks in
line with other types of iwswirahse as
certain bad risks ar eliminated by
these commercial companies. He urg
ed that good farmers of the county
support this program now as it will be
discontinued at the end of this year
if enough units are not signed up to
continue it.
Up to Wednesday only 103 units had
been signed up for participation in
the program and unless new s'ign-ups
can be secured before the deadline
the farmers of Perquimans will lose
this program.
"We have a tremendous responsibili
ty in Perquimans County in helping
to develop this program in North
Carolina," Mr. Mathews said, "as the
program is on a trial basis." If it
succeeds, he said, we will thereby
help other counties in the state to get
tile program and if it fails, we may
thereby deny them an insurance pro
gram. Many leading business firms and
farmers ar endorsing this program,
and farmers desiring further infor
mation concerning the program are
uged to apply at the PMA office in
I Hertford. '
- The Perquimans County 1950 March
of Dimes campaign was short of its
goal of $1,940 by $328.52, with scat -
tered collections yet to come in, ac -
cording to. announcement made this
week by Mrs. Lawrence Towe, chair-
man of the drive.
Mrs. Towe asks that the collections,
yet t be made, be handed direct to!
G. R. Tucker, atthe Hertford iBank-
ing Company, who is treasurer of the
local chapter of the National Founds -
tion for Infantile Paralysis, as final
reports must be filed with headquar-jand other activities. Many interest
ters in New York. : Sing sidelights were brought out in the
Even though the quota for this'address of Mr. Dehesh in connection
county was not met, Mrs. Towe con -
siders the drive a success and says it;
was. the result of the cooperation of
numerous individuals and organiza
tions. Fifty per cent of the funds col
lected here will stay in the treasury of
the local chapter. The campaign was
sponsored by the Perquimans Busi
ness and Professional Women's Club.
A report on collections by groups
up through Wednesday was released
by Mrs. Towe as follows.
Advance Special Gifts ...J$471.22
Commerce and Industry.. 280.00
Schools - '165.04
Canvass of Homes 436.40
Coin Collectors i 47J35
Special Events.L- 112.68
Theatre Collections 108.79
Solicitors Named By
District Leaders; Quo
ta Is $1,317
A concentrated house to house can
vass was started here yesterday by
Perquimans Chapter of the American
Red Cross, marking the opening of the
Red Cross annual roll call campaign.
W. W. White, 1951 county chairman
for the drive, stated the county quota,
which his committee is hopeful will be
raised shortly, is $1,317.
Mr. White, as drive chairman, nam
ed four sub-chairmen to assist hi-.n
in the drive, and these leaders, Mrs.
J. H. Bagley, who will have charge of
collections in the residential districts
of Hertford, J. H. Towe, in charge of
collections from business and profes
sional houses, Mrs. Nina White, in
charge of collections in rural residen
tial areas and J. H. Tucker, in chargo
of the colored division for the entire
county, have selected solicitors who
will endeavor to contact every resi
dent of the county, giving each person
an opportunity to contribute to the
Red Cross fund.
Solicitors who will convass the
county under the direction of Mrs.
White are: Mrs. John Elliott, Mrs.
Effie Miller, Mrs. Johnnie Holloweil,
Mrs. W. J. Perry, Mrs. T. R. Kirby,
Mrs. E. J. Proctor, Mrs. Nathan Saw
yer, Mrs. N. D. Chappell, Mrs. John
Corprew, Jr., Mrs. Josiah Proctor,
Mrs. Alva Winslow, Mrs. Melvin Col-
son, Mrs. Paul Smith and Mrs. Wen
dell Mathews.
(Solicitors for the town of Hertford,
under Mrs. Bagley, will be: Grubb
Street, Mrs. Alfred Lane, Mrs. L. B.
Sitterson; Dobb Street, Mrs. Walter
Edwards, Mrs. W. H. Pitt, Mrs.
Charles Williford; Woodland Circle,
Mrs. B. R. Inscoe, Mrs. Jean White;
iPenn Avenue, Mrs. Jack Kanoy; East
and West Academy Street, Mrs. Anse
White; Eden ton Road Street, Mrs. J.
T. Biggers; Front Street, Mrs. R. S.
Monds, Mrs. V. N. Darden; Church
Street, Mrs. W. E. Drake, Mrs. Max
Campbell, Mrs. J. E. Newby; Market
Street, Miss Kate Tlairhard; Railroad
Avenue,'' Mrs. Josiah- Elliott;' Charles
Street, Mrs. Emmett Landing.
The kick-off of the local Red Cross
drive was a dinner given Wednesday
night at the Hotel Hertford by Mrs.
Bagley for the solicitors in town. Mr.
White, Mr. Towe, Mrs. Nina White,
R. L. Holloweil, chairman of the local
chapter. Following the dinner plans
for conducting the fund raising drive
in the town were completed.
Women Of Persia
Subect Of Talk
At BPW Meeting
The dinner meeting of the Business
and Professional Women's Club held
Tuesday night at the Hotel Hertford
was a gala occasion, with decorations
of gay spring flowers and favors and
place cards featuring Washington's
Covers were laid for 42. It wa$ the
annual "Boss's Night'. and husbands
were out in big numbers, with num
bers of other special guests.
Miss Hulda Wood, president, pre
sided and special features of the pro
gram were solos by Mrs. Richard
David and readings by Mrs. R. M.
P The highlight of the occasion was
an address by Hassan Dehesh of Iran,
Persia, who was introduced by Mrs.
David E. Hervey.
(Mr. Dehesh spoke on the subject
0f the women of Persia, mentioning
the changes which had occurred in his
country in recent years, and speaking
i gome detail of the interesting work
J 0f the women there, many of whom
take active part in various welfare
, with the Near East.
Child Injured In
Collision Thursday
Morris Hopkins, 7-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hopkins, was in
jured last Thursday afternoon at
about 4 o'clock when a bicycle be was
riding collided with a truck being
driven by Jack Hoffler.
Sheriff M. .G. Owens, who investi
gated the accident stated Elmer Tar
kenton, owner of the truck, who was
riding with Hoffler, reported the truck
was traveling east on Grubb street and '
as it neared Covent Garden street, the
boy on the bicycle, headed west, seem
ingly swerved the (bike in front of the
truck. No charges were preferred.

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