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Volume XVIII. No. 10.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, E'riday, March 9, 1951.
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Firo Truclt Following r'G3ti"ng On Monday
Delivery of Equipment
Expected In (About Six
Months 1
Perquimans County's Board of Com
missioners, meeting in regular session
here last Monday, voted funds t to
purchase a fire truck to be used in
fighting fires in rural areas of the
' county. ' An order for the truck was
placed with a Roanoke Virginia firm,
and delivery of the truck is expected
"in about six months.
The truck ordered by the Board will
. hi equipped with a water tank of
gallon capacity, and ail necessary
equipment needed to fight fires. A
committee, composed of A. T. Lane,
Chairman of the Board, and V. N. Dar
den, Mayor of Hertford, and members
of the Hertford Fire Department, who
-will operate the truck, have been in
snectinsr and investigating trucks and
equipment for the past month,- and
they recommended the truck purchas
ed by the Commissioners.
Cost of the truck and equipment
will be amroroximately 9,000. 1A chas
sis for, the. truck is to be purchased
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the fire fighting equipment onto" the
chassis. A bid, for the equipment, of
$7,033 was submitted by the Roanoke
firm. Bids for the chassis were also
submitted by HoiloweH Chevrolet Co.,
and Winslow-iBlanchard Motor Co.
In the motion passed authorizing
the purchase of the truck, the Com
missioners voted to provide the nec
essary funds by using part of a sur
plus now on hand and financing the
remainder through the issuance of
bonds. The amount to be financed to
be determined by the Commissioners.
- Other business handled in the day
lona- meeting- of the Board included
the acceptanct of the resignation of
Thad C. Chappell, as felhwjuent tax
collector. --'VU- 1 :V--The
Board voted to have the lobby
and court room of :the Coprt House
painted and authorized .Chairman
Lane to complete arangements for this
' A renresentattaof the State Weir
fara Department appeared before the
Commissioners and. made a report on
the condition of the county jail. He
recommended several improvements to
the jail,' and these were taken under
advisement by the Commissioners.
It was also 'announced that the
Board will meet again on March 19,
as a Board of Equalization and Re'
view, at which 'time it will hear com-
ulaints relative to property valuation.
On motion passed, in compliance
with bills, recently passed by Gen
era! Assemsrly, the Board set the sal
aries of the Judge of Recorder's Court
and Solictor at $136 per month and
the county treasurer's salary at $76
per month.
A total of 14 cases were listed on
the docket of the Perquimans Re
corder's Court in session here Tues
day. Eight of these cases were dis
til the aej term of court,
posed of and six were continued un
. A nol pros was taken in the case in
which Joseph Gilliam, . Negro, was
. charged iwith operating a ear with
improper muffler.
' A fine of $25 and costs wm imlpos-
ed on Sheldon Maine, who entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of speed
ing. - Fines of $10 and costs were taxed
against Raymond Harris and Harm an
Griffin, each of whom entered a plea
of guilty to charges of speeding.
A verdict of guilty was returned in
the ease in which Maggie Forehand,
Negro, was charged with simple as
sault The defendant was sentenced
to Jail for 80 days, sentence to be eua
eended upon payment of court 'costs.
Hayward Perry; entered plea of
guilty to a charge driving with Im
"proper lights and iwproper muffler.
He paid a fine of $15 and cot'is. '
Joseph . Armatrong, charged with
driving with improper lights, entered
a plea of guilty ana psad a cne ox aiu
and coats of Court.
WiU rhilia. iNegro. w-s found
guilty on a charge X -uK. -lie
iwas sentenced to jail K r C5 days,
sentence to be suspended upon pay-;
'.went of a. fine of $50 and costs of
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CarAnd School Bus
In Collision Wednesday
A warrant charging Wendell P.
Jones, Negro, with following too close
ly behind a motor vehicle, was issued
here Wednesdayfollowing . a collision
between a car driven by Jones and a
county school bus.
According to i B. ft."- Inscoe, State
patrolman, who investigated the acci-
dent, school bus No. 3, driven" by
Elizabeth Proctor, was stopped, at a
residence about 600 feet north of
Wade Jordan's service station on
600-Route 17, with signal lights burning,
when Jones, approaching the bus from
the rear, crashed into the bade of the
bus. '
Jones, who was driving a 1950
Buick, told Patrolman Inscoe he saw
the parked bus and applied brakes
about 150 feet from the vehicle but
his car slid into the back of the bus.
Damages to the Buick was estimated
at $400 and to the school bus at $10.
No inuries occurred in the collision.
Deputy Foreign Ministers of the
United States, Great Britain, France
and Russia are conducting a meeting
in Paris this week in an effort to work
out a solution to world tension. Rep
resentatives of the West opened the
meeting by telling the Russian minis
ter there could be no reduction of Eu
ropean tension until -Russia and her
satellites reduced their huge armies. A
report from Paris Wednesday -stated
Russia has brought up items for dis
cussion which may block any progress
in, the meeting. These points were re-
fported as the same' old arguments
used by Russia in previous meetings
between the Big Four. v
Mearfvvhile'm Korea United Nations
troops are continuing their limited
offensive against Communist forces,
and slight territorial gains are noted
on the central and western fronts,
while in the East, Red soldiers have
launched a strong attack against Am
erican and , South Korean troops. Am
erican troops crossed the Han-River,
east of 'Seoul on Tuesday in face" of
light resistance and were reported
advancing toward the Korean capital,
In Raleigh this week the Legisla
ture killed a movement to revive a
biil calling for a State-wide referen
dum on liquor. This means the issue
will not be brought up again before
1953. The General Assembly started
on its third month of the. current ses
sion with little hope for early adjourn
ment. ' ,
The Veterans Administration an
nounced this week another dividend
will be issued this year to veterans of
the last two world wars. Payment of
the dividends is expected to get under
way within the next month of two-
Sbdteen million dollars wiH be paid to
veterans of World .War 1, while 681
million will be divided among the in
surance policy holders of World War
Tractor Schools To '
Be field Here March 15
Two tractor maintenance schools
will be held in Perquimans County
on March 15, according to an an
nouncement made by I. C. Yagei,
County , Agent, who stated that the,
schools will be held at S. T. Perry's
store in New Hope at 9 A. M., and at
the Perquimans High. School at 2 P. M.
The demonstration will include every
step la proper maintenance of . trac
tors, and every tracto operator should
take advantage of this opportunity to
learn proper care for hie machine.
The schools will be open to boih
white and colored who actually operate
tractors, and as Mr. Yagel potato out
a good program of daily maintenance
by the operator can add months to the
life of a tractor and can apbstantially
reduce operating costs and frequent
expensive repair bills. -1
Draft CcrJ Clerk
Rcc::.J Position
IMrs.- Edna Window, clerk of the
Pcrquhnans . County DraSt : Board,
since its reinactivation last year, ten
dered her resignation of tile po&Xion
effective Venesiay of this week, it
was anni . J today by Cecil C. Win
;.ow, c' .i.nan of the board. v.
cnr elated that the local
:s will be closed until next
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Celebrated Fifth
Officers Nominated For
New" Year ; District
Speaker Here;
The Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul
Stallihgs Post of the American Legion
celebrated its fifth birthday at the
regular meeting of the unit, held last
Friday night at the Agriculture build
ing, and honored its past presidents,
Mrs. T. P. Brinn, Mrs. Ralph White
and Mrs. Kelly White. Present for
the occasion, besides a large number
of members, were Mrs. Paul Holloman,
First District Committee woman, Mrs.
Oscar Elliott, Mrs. J. L. Chestnut, of
Edenton and Mrs. J. S. Chaffin of
(During the business session, which
was presided over by Mrs. B. C. Berry,
president, who introduced the honored
guests, Mrs. Charles Skinner report
ed Mrs. J. H. Towe had completed ar
rangements for the conducting of the
unit's Americanism Essay contest
through the high school. Mrs. Martin
Towe and Mrs. Roulac Webb reported
the annual Poppy Sale will be held on
May 26: Mrs, J. R. Futrell announced
that the unit will send two girls to
Girl State, to be held at WCUNC in
Greensboro, June 10-15, and that the
unit will pay all expenses except
transportation. .
Mrs. Berry called to the members'
attention the District meeting to Joe
beld March 30 at Newland, with the
Englehard unit as hostess to a dutch
treat luncheon, and she urged all mem
bers of the local unit .to attend.
(Mrs. Holloman, who was the guest
speaker for the meeting, told the mem
ben of the need for more funds, for
the increasing number of veterans now
in hospitals. It was voted by the local
unit to double its contributions to the
central fund and substantially increase
donations to all other obligations to
the N. C Department
Legion Aux
Anniversary Friday
. ui-. wwCTlXn wie sou TO avoid unjury mi wits
dunng the coming year were: presi
dent,Mrs. B. C- perry; vice-presiaenit,
Mrs. C. F. Sumner; secretary, Mrs.
ILessie White; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Tommy Miller; treasurer, Mrs.
Roulac Webb; , chaplain, Mrs. Tom
Perry: sergeant at arms, Mrs. W. G.
Hollowell: historian. Mrs. James
Snipes. .''-J- ;'. . :;
At the conclusion of the program
Mrs. James Snipes, as hostess, pre
sented a beautifully decorated birth
day cake with five lighted candles
which Was cut and served with iced
drinks... ;'r;,U;';
Members of the Board of County
Commissioners, meeting here Monday
in regular session, drew the names
of 62 residents for service on the jury
at the April term of Superior Courts
The Jurors drawn for service were
MissMary Sumner, Walter Newell,
Mrs. Henry C. Stokes, M. J. Gregory,
Watson RusseH, Mrs. J. T. Biggers,
FJlis Winslow, Job Stalhngs, Jarvis
Window, Harold H. Copeland, Al
bert Hunter, Charlie Bail, Mrs. Cla
rence C. Chappell, Lawrence Towe,
Edwin S. White, W. E. Mathews, Jr.,
Carson Winslow,. W- N. White, J.
Quinton Riddick, Mrs. Howard Hunt
er, John A. Elliott, Garland Stallings,
C. L. Mansfield, Alex Stalling, Laroy
Lamb, Mrs.. Guy Webb, W. D. Land
ing, Carlton Nixon, W. E. Bagley,
Calvin Mansfield, Jr., D. L. Reed, J.
R. . Futrell, W. M.- Divers, Jr., F. M.
Copetarid, Ernest L. White, Wm. C.
Barclilft. Shelton Hobbs, R. S. Monde,
Jr., W. F. Madre, W. L. Bagley; Wal
lace Baker,' DeltoJn Sailings, Jesse.
Harrell, John N. Lane, Sammy Monds,
Calvin Godfrey, Milton Sail, Sr., Mar
ion Copeland W. E Winslow. Robert
Harrell, Aivah Madre, Mrs. R. R.
White, Mrs W D. Rogerson, Edward
Smith, Roy Stallings, Raymond Eure,
Robert E. SuttonJMurden -Stokely,
Worth Dail, Corbin Dozier and Blount
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Parking Meter Uill '
Before Legislature
C.-R. Hohnes, Perquimans" Repre
sentative in the General Assembly,
has introduced a bill before the Leg
islature relating to the applcation of
proceeds of parking meters of the
Town of Hertford.
The bill directs that surplus park
ing meter : revenues remaining after
application to resrulation and eontrol
of vehicular tratbc: and parking shall
be, used for expenses of general taw
Outlook For Bigger
Cotton Crop Here
Farmery Advised Com
mittee Is Working on
Labor Situation
Present indications point toward an
increase in acreage planting for cot
ton in Perquimans during 19S1, it was
reported this week by County Agent
I. C. Yagel.
IPerqudmans farmers are being urg
ed to plant an additional 1,000 acres
in cotton in 1951, as compared to 1950,
to help raise the national production
to meet the needs of the United States
and its allies. The present supply of
cotton is short due to short produc
tion last year and the unpredicted de
mands at home and abroad.
To help gain the additional acreage
a county cotton committee has been
set up and is now working to assist
farmers to produce a bigger cotton
crop this year. The question in most
minds concerning the planting of more
cotton revolves around the problem of
labor needed for cultivation and pick
ing. The committee, it has been re
ported, has discussed this problem
with a number of authorities and at
least two solutions are offered to re
lieve this condition. .The first is se
curing of migfant labor, and the sec
ond is for schools to cooperate by
running on half day schedules during
the harvest season.
In connection with an appeal to
farmers to. plant , more cotton, Mr.
Yagel issued the following statement:
"It is believed that producers who
follow the recommended practices and
plant goodeeed will realize a good re
turn for their money invested. The
coker 100 , wilt variety is recommend
ed. Farmers are advised to plant 25
to 30 pounds to the acre and to use
mechanically treated seed which have
S germinating test of 80 per cent
K "Fertilizer should be placed on one
lor both sides, about two inches Ibelow
'i!he seed level and mixed thoroughly
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hay or on potash delfioient soils 400
to 600 pounds of 5-1040 should be
used If following legumes for seed
or - turned, or on high organic soils
400 to 600 pounds of 3-9-9 should be
, ."Cotton should be sidedressed im
mediately after thinning the amount
depends upon fertilization at planting
and natural fertility of soil. Usually
from 100 to 200 pounds of nitrate of
soda or its equal will be sufficient.
"Successful production depends up
on complete insect control and this
means that dusting should begin be
fore the squares form."
New officers for the year 1951-52
were. elected for the Garland H. Onley
Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
at a regular meeting of the Post held
last Monday night
Named as new commander of the
local VFW Post was Jarvis Ward,
senior vice commander will be Vernon
Lee Perry and junior vice-commander,
Edward Barber; Emory- White was
elected as quartermaster, Shelton
Chappell, chaplain and W. F. Ainsley,
Post trustee.
- J. W. Dillon was appointed by the
commander-elect .to serve as post ad
jutant. :
Other committee chairmen will be
named by Mr. Ward when he assumes
office in April.
v John Danchesi was welcomed into
the Post as a new member.
Insect Control To
Be Discussed Wed.
-George D. Jones, Entomologist from
liState College, will conduct a discus
sion here on the control of insects, it
was announced today by I. C Yagel,
County Agent Mr. Jones will con
duct the meeting at the Agriculture
'Building In Hertford on Wednesday,
(March 14, beginning at 2 P, M. '
He is expected to discuss various
insecticides as well as machinery and
method of appfication. He will talk,
especially, on control of insects which
attack cotton and all cotton farmers
are urged to attend this meeting.
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Student breaks Arm
Practicing- Football
Lawrence Sutton, son of Mr. and
Mrs.- George Sutton, a junior at Per
quimans High School, fractured both
bones of his left arm while practicing
fooSbaH at the school on Tuesday. He
iwas taken to the Albemarle Hospital
By Local VFV Post
Board Of Education
In Routine Meeting
Members of ttie Perquimans Board
of Education nwt in regular session
here last Monday and heard reports
corning the county .school building
program. Superintendent of Schools
J. T. Biggers advised the Board $167,-
000 of State funds had been expended
toward construction of the union
school at Wintfall, and county funds
will be required to help meet costs by
May 1.
County Representative C. R. Holmes
appeared before the Board and told
the group of the progress of legisla
tion concerning schools now under
consideration in the General As
A request by the Hertford PTA for
the Board to investigate absenteeism
in schools was considered and the
superintendent was authorized to
survey this situation and report to
the Board concerning the problem at
its next meeting.
Perquimans High ScBool rang down
the curtain on its current basketball
season by winning a double header
from the boys and girls from Sun
bury High School. The contests were
played here last Tuesday night.
The high-flying Perquimans girls
had little trouble in chalking up their
final victory 35 to 16. Margaret Sy
mons led the local girls in scoring,
racking up 16 points. Marvina White,
Mary Saunders, Marorie Winslow and
Janice Yagel all had a hand in scor
ing the Squaw victory. Stokely Skin
ner and DaWson were best on defense
for the local girls. Perquimans jump
ed into a 10-8 lead at the first. period
rest and moved to a four point lead at
half time. Excellent defensive play
by the Indan Squaws held Sunbury to
four points during the second hall,
whilethe Perquimans team scored a
total of 19.
In the . boys' contest the Indians
playing raggedly, had a see-saiw bat
tle on their hands which was not de
cided until the last 30 seconds of the
game. Thach with 14 points led the
Indians in scoring, followed by Walk
er and Sumner, who had seven points
each. HoUbs with 10 points and
Ward with 11 were high scorers for
Perquimans held a 7-6 lead at the
close of the first period and the score
at half time was 18-17. In the third
period Sunbury hit for 11 points while
Perquimans got nine and the visitors
led at this point 28-27. Sunbury held
its slim lead throughout most of the
fourth quarter, being three poinlts
ahead with two minutes to go. Quick
baskets by .the Indians pushed Per
quimans ahead 40 to 39 as the horn
sounded ending the game.
Club Hears Talk On
Civilian Defense
Silas M. Whedbee, chairman of Civ
ilian Defense for Perquimans County,
wfta mu& nnpfnker fit a meelttnir of the
Hertford Rotary Club held Tuesday
evening at the Hotel Hertlora.
Mr. Whedbee briefly outlined the ne
cessity for civilian defense .programs
and related progress being made in
seHfting up an efficient organization
in this county.
He told the Rotarians the chief ob
stacle in organizing for civilian de
fense was the American attitude to
ward advance planning for emergency
Edenton Joins
Virginia (League
Edenton will be a member of the
Virginia professional baseball league
the coming season, according to an an
nouncement made Tuesday by Dave
HoMon, president of the Edenton
Chamber of Commerce, who stated ar
rangements had been made whereby
EdenKxm will take over the league
franchise surrendered by Hopewell.
Holton stated that the town has of
ficially taken over the franchise and
is now looking for players to make up
the roster for the season.: Edenton
will receive seven players, formerly
With Hopewell and will sign a sum
clent number of players to fill the
roster. -.. : -
The . Perquimans Lodge,, No. 106,
A. F. A A. Of., will meet Tuesday
night at eight o clock. IAH members
uage reason wiiii
Wins OverSunbury
Plans Progressing For
Annual Meeting Sat-
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'Announcement was made here today
by John Costen, manager of the Al
bemarle Electric Membership Corpor
ation, of the leasing 6t the Hollowell
building on the Hertford-Edenton
highway, as a site for offices and
warehouse for the local REA. The
building, until recently, had been
leased by E. N. Miller and Son.
Mr. Costen sitated that plans for
construction of a new building here
by REA have been shelved for the
time being due to the uncertain con
ditions surrounding construction, and
the securing of necessary building ma
terials. With the postponement of plans
for the new building directors of the
REA completed negotiations for leas
ing the Hollowell building, which is
expected to provide ideal quarters for
the REA. Mr. Costen stalted the REA
offices will be moved to the new site
sometime between March 16 and
March 30.
Meanwhile the REA manager and
Board of Directors are proceeding
with plans for holding the annual
meeting of the Membership Corpora
tion here in Hertford on , Saturday,
March 31, at which time directors for
the organization will be selected for
the year 1951-52.
A feature of the annual meeting
this year will be the staging of a
local talent show, with Charles Skin
ner, Jr., and Billy White acting as
masters of ceremony. More than 20
entries for the show have been re
ceived already and many are expect
ed from members of the corporation
throughout the four counties com
prising the REA unit
Selection of the directors will be
made by the REA members and nom
inated for the posts are the following:
Perquimans County, Charles L.
White, Floyd Mathews, A. T. Lane,
Wade Jordan, Crafton Wiuow; Cam
den County,. J. W. Hastings, J. A.
Wlutj&ST-flt: 'Chowan. ountv. J. A.
Wiggins, John N. Bunch, Henry Jor
dan, W. J. Goodwin; Pasquotank
County, W. R. Lowry, Tommie Tem
ple, R. C. Hewitt, Joseph Harris and
J. L. Sharber.
Red Cross Campaign
Incomplete reports made to W. W.
White, County Red Cross Campaign
chairman, revealed the annual Red
Cross drive is off to a fine start here
in Perquimans County. Mr. White
stated Wednesday at noon that re
ports from just three of the many so
licitors in the area showed a total of
$521.05 had been collected toward the
county goal of $1,317.
'IWe have an excellent organization
to conduct the campaign this year,"
Mr. White said, "and I believe we will
be able to report our quota very
AssistingMr. White in directing the
Red Cross drive are Mrs. J. H. Bag
ley, Mrs. Nina B. White J. H. Towe
and J. H. Tucker, who is chairman of
the colored division.
Solicitors have been urged to com
plete the canvass of their neighbor
hoods as soon as possible, although
the drive runs through the entire
month of March, the local Chapter is
hopeful it can complete the 1961 drive
before that date. Reports by indivi
dual solicitors should be made to their
leader as soon as the canvass is com
pleted and the public is urged to co
operate with the solicitors by making
contributions when called upon the
first time, thus' saving the volunteer
workers .time and effort by doing away
with return trips to the same homes.
Applications Being
Taken For Insurance
' Applications for crop insurance in
Perquimans County are now being
taken at the local PMA Office, it Was
reported today by W. E, White, sec
retary of the P. M. A. Committee.
In a statement to local farmers is
sued this week, Mr. White urges each
of them, to caH at the Agriculture
Building for a correct picture of the
program which offers low cost protec
tion for the four basic crops, corn, cot
ton, peanuts and soybeans. The PMA
Ictfmmittee is prepared to advise each
farmer of the approximate amount
of coverage and costs of premium to
bo paid."
All applications for crop insurance
must be made by March 31, Mr. White
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