773 PEMJIMANS WEEECLY I I 1 Volume XVlil. No. 11. 'Hertford, Perquimans County, ftorth .Carolina. Friday, March 16, 19517 5 Cents Per Copy r-r 1 ! W ft Mi 4. TISiS OBI'S IEEOS, ' Congressional investigation f the Reconstruction Finance OoipoWtSon, organized in the 80's as a Government J rap to relieve business conditions, " !-ha led to ft number olf bills being in S tioduced in Congress to abolish the i agency. The investigation has revsal--it d that pressure and governmental in ; flnence has had a great deal to do " wTthoans "made by the agency. . ' r Reports from the warfroret in Korea -' this week state the Communists are falling back to a new line in the moun tains of central Korea, The reports ' s state United Nations troops have in ' ' Iflicted heavy losses again the Com munists during the past week. UN troops have continued 'to gain terri tory and are reported within 22 miles of the 38th Parallel. : UN observers reported sighting Communists con- voys moving toward the , new battle line., Deputy Foreign Mini stent of the Big Four are still struggling in a meeting being held m Fans, auemipt- "v" " ::" "" ": in to arrange an agenaa, lor a Little success ha come from the meeting thus far, as reports ta ' Russia's representative continues to ooDose compromise efforts on the part of the Westers Allies. . The U. & Supreme Court this week refused to review the case of Alger Hiss, former State Department em ployee, convicted of perjury ih con nection with a Congressional investi gation of Communist activities in this country. Hiss was sentenced to five 'years in prison, y : '.::;;., State Banking Commissioner Gurn y P. Hood, on Monday, called upon the State Legislature to enact laws curbing the "legalised racket" con nected with ; insurance charges - on small loans. Mr. Hood urged the passage of a law which will permit supervision of the rates charged for such insurance by vie State Com missioner of Insurance. v SaturdnyAftemoon Evart"MoMullan Newby, 74, died at 1:30 Friday morning at the' Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, after a long ..illness. . i ' A former Hertford business man, he was the son of the late George Durant Newby and Mattie McMullan Newby. He was the husband of the late Mar ion Wbedbee. . ' Survivors are one. eon, James Evart "Newby; four daughters, Mrs.' J. E, Morris, Mrs. Duke Morgan of Raleigh, ' ffifrs. Leland Crouch of Blacksburg, V-, Miss : Mary . Helene Nawby of Baltimore, Md,; one slater, Mrs Sim on Rutemburg, and one brother, Bruce ' Newby of Lm Angles, Calif., and eight grandchildren. -; Funeral services were conducted at ; the graveside in Cedarwood Cemetery , Saturday afternoon at 2:!30 o'clock by , the Rev. D. L. Fort, pastor of the ' Plymouth Methodist 'Church. iPallbearers were Herbert and Fran cis Nixon, D. F. Reed, Alfred' Wil ' Lama, Vivian Mathews and Edgar , Newby. Funeral services were under the di rection of th Lynch Funeral Home. IlrrtfcidLcsTo FdoGoTcfns - Members of the Hertford Lions Club -will - entertain the, players and mana '' irers of the Perquimans , High School basketball teams at a dinner to be ser ved Friday -evening,. March 15, at v 8:30 o'clock in the Bethel Community House, ft was reported today by CUn ion Eley, president of the local club, Bob GariSt, former' star athlete at Duke University, vpl e the guest i speaker for the occasion: and an lnter ' esting r-w3TWm hat been planned. : ; ITr. Licy stated that Lions and bas ketbaH team members who do not have a ride to te Community House are asked to ton; at Nixon's between 6 and 6:15 and transportation will be . furnOed. ' - f ' VF7 To IIcI J Easter Dnce On iT. larch 24 (Uambers of the Garland H. Onley Post of t XT7T will hold a dan-e at te - 7 LuU on T turday, iTarc, 21,1 " ' 7 at 9 P. IL, it was an no' 1 1 r iy J. v;. Kiion, Poet A'J ' '. a f.r t-e' dance may t t' 1 Xj-ti fy inember of the 1 . I Jlflfuiifi tlr Dtrrl In niititif DfA tit. iivramumouuiiiyiiuu Cross fid Drive; Quota Expected Soon Contributions Total $700 Up to Wednesday Af ternoon - 'House to house solicitations for funds for the 1961 Red Cross fund in Perquimans County was in its sec ond week, according to W. W. White, campaign chairman, (who reported Wednesday contributions totaling $700.66 had been reported to date. This amount represents) largely, contributions made by business and professional houses, inasmuch as many of the neighborhood solicitors have yet to make reports of col lections to the chairman. The Red Cross cnve trot off to a fast start duriny; ue first week of the month, with approximately $500 turned in during that period. How ever, only a few additional report 1 ' 1 J i. nave oeen maae uunng me past six days to swell the growing county totat' ".v;,:- j -"We are very confident Perquimans rWhr will n.t a 19B1 Red Cross - m. ,, n-,, . White stated Wednesday, "but we again urge our volunteer solicitors to complete their tasks, as soon as possible in order that we may conclude the present drive,"' . : The chairman stated reports made to date represents only contributions from the Town of Hertford; "organiz ation of the work in the rural areas takes a Httle more time, and reports from the various solicitors over the county are expected to start coming in toward the end of this week. Perquimans County's quota for the 1951 drive is slightly leas than last year's due to the balance in the local chapter's treasury, and chapter officials believe the county will con tinue its enviable record nf the past in meeting its. Red Cross goal. . aiquet ',: The Perquimans County, Annual feH County Council banquet ' which was ield -in the high school lunch room Tuesday night was a big success with about 126 4-Q officers and guests at tending. JH Clubber. Harry Lee Winslow was master of ceremonies. Mrs. I. C. Yagel led the group in the Grace Song. . 4-H'er Creg Lane ex tended he welcome to the parents, Board of Education, school princi pals, and County Commissioners. Roy Chappell responded for the guests and gave high praise to the 4-M clubs in this county. Earl Topping, 4-H Leader, explained the purpose of the Horace lAyden Achievement cup. He stated that the cup will be given each year to thtf i-H member in .Perquim ans County who more nearly ap proached the high standard set by Horace Layden, who was described as the ideal 4WH Club member. . If a 4-H member should win the cup three times during his or her 4-H career, he will be allowed to keep the cup forever and a new cup witt be, ob tained. A plaque with the winners of the Horace Layden 4-H Achievement Cud will be kept in the 441 office. Mr. Topping gave high praise to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Layden for - Having trained and' encouraged Horace to reach the high level' he obtained in the eves of all who knew him. Mr. Layden, iwho aponeors the award, picsented the cop to Clarence Chap pell, Jr., 4-ffl Gub member from Bel- viucie, who was Stat JU meat ani mal winner, last year and district sw eet potato ' winner. He is also president of the Senior Boys 4-H Club and has been outstanding in other activities.- Mr. Layden said - Horace had put his heart in 4-H Club work and encouraged Clarence, Jr., and all 4-H members to do the same if they wanted to receive the happiness -and achievements that Horace had re ceived. W. C. Chappell, well known throughout the State for his saga city as a down to earth philosopher, talked to the 4-H members and guests about ithe advantages of formal education and about the progress made in North Carolina. The Virginia Reel, conducted by Robert Karen of Edenton was Joined in by guests and 4-H niembers with a grand time being enjoyed by all. Central PTA iRIeitihs Scheduled For Mcnday The Parent-Teachers .Assad aitfon of Central Grammar School will meet "fondly night,- (March 19, at 7:30 o'clock in the auditorium of the school. The V.'l.ltecton Community will have charrs of the program, entitled "A Souni Hind." A quiz contest Is plan red and there will be special music. AH j : "s are urjT'i to aLUni Ouesdayftight Bethel Ruritans Change Meeting Date, The Bethel Ruritan Club held iw regular meeting last Thursday night at the Bethel Community House with I. C. Long, president, presiding. The Hopewell Demonstration Club served dinner. During the business session the members voted to change the date of the club meeting -from the second Thursday to the fourth Thursday of each month. It was also voted to hold Ladies' Night durinsr the month of (Plans were discussed for the Club to present womanless wed ding, the date of which is to be an nounced later, as a means of raising funds for club projects, Part of the program was the show ing of films, by J. T. Biggers, Super intendent of Schools, on education in relation to living conditions within the nation. To Bensfit Town of Hertford Passage of the Powell Street Bill, by the General Assembly this week,! is expected to benefit the-street de partment of the Town oi uertrora considerably during the coming years. Under the provisions of the bill the Slate Highway Commission assumes all responsibility for the upkeep of Church, Dobb, Market and part; of Edenton Road streets which form a part of the State ' Highway system, and the Town will be reimbursed sev eral thousand dollars each year for the upkeep of other streets within the town UnTAtem to be refunded the Town of Hertford, as yet has not been determined , but it is reported that the amount wiH.be in the neigh borhood of one ha to two-thirds fl the present expenditure for upkeep of all strets. - - t These benefits will enable the Hert ford Town Board to reduce its budget for street improvement, thereby ef fecting a reduced budget or transfer ring of. these expenditures to other. improvements with the town. The law calls for one, half of one cent of the present gasoline" tax to be diverted into a fund to be divided among the cities and towns of the state, and the total amount to be re ceived by each city or town will be de termined annually by the tax collected on gasoline. An estimate released, some time ago, by the State Highway Depart ment gaw the amount to.be paid the Town of Hertford at approximately $8,000. . Rotary President New officers for the Hertford Ro tary Club, for the year 1951-2, were elected at a meeting of the club held Tuesday evening at the Hotel Hert ford. " . Jack Kanoy, vice-president during the current year, was elected president of the group, and will assume the du ties of the office July 1. Other of ficers selected were: Charles Henc, vice-president; W. F. Ainsley, secretary-treasurer, and W. H. Oakey, Robert HoUowell and Max Campbell, as directors.- Other members of the board of directors are Herbert Nixon, retiring' president, and the newly elec ted president and vice-president of the crab. . A large number of local Rotarians ire planning to attend the District Idtary meeting, to be held soon at locky Mount. , ; s Special Services At Episcopal Oiurch Holy Week will be observed at the! Holy Trinity Episcopal Church- on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, it was announced today by the Rev. Charles F, Wolf, rector of thej church, Holy Communion . services will be eld at 10 A. .M., on Tuesday and Thursday, and on Friday, commem orating the day of our Savior's cruxi- fixion, there will be a service tasting from 2 to 3 o'clock. This service will ki Evening Prayer with the reading t M flnrA PrUa Iaiii mm HM and. New Teartamentg with a medita - Passage of Street Jack Itenoy Elected tive address on . the subject off - the.board. ' 1 Cross. i- . -The services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wuf and the public is invit ed to attend. . 1 t Indians Basebcil Team To Compete In State Dimination Albemarle Champions To Play 16 Games During Season Perquimans High School's baseball team, champions of the Albemarle Conference for the past four years, win compete in the state eliminations this year it was announced today by &. C. Woodard, principal of the school. The state eliminations are sponsor ed by the State High School Ath- letic Association and determines the: State Championship. (Baseball practice is now in swing at the local school and Coach Ellie Fearing has a large number of boys trying out for the positions on this year's squad. Fearing will have to find replacements for Bill Winslow, star pitcher, who graduated last May, and Benton, second baseman, and Dail an outfielder. The Indians will play a 16-game! scneouie mis season, opening with Chowan on April 5, at Chowan. Teams o be played in the elimination con test are Hobbsville, Windsor, Gates ville. Albemarle Conference games will be played against Columbia and Plymouth. The week of May 14-18 has been designated as the date for the play-off in the conference. The Indians schedule as released by Mr. Woodard is: April 5 Chowan There. April 10 Windsor Here. April 13 Hobbsville There. April 1 6 Hobbsville Here. April 18 Chowan Here. April 20 (Columbia Here. April 2TINPlymouth Here. May 1 iGatesville There. May 4 Plymouth There. May 7 (Elizabeth City There. May 9 Columbia There. May 11 Gatesville Here. May 18 JEdenton Here. May 21 Elizabeth City't-Here. May 22 JEdenton There. All home games will be played on (Memorial Field during the afternoons iHuring the month of April, however. the home gumes in May will be pWMJ ioS ctoae behind v vehicle, entter-l tu uv. ingiib id (lie wtKuwitsi pci mi us. Voodville Ruritan Club Has Fish Fry With the Volunteer Fire Department as guests ox honor, the woodviiie Ruritan Club on last Thursday night entertained at a fish fry at the town plant in Hertford. Wives of the club members were also present. The speaker for the occasion was Curtis Olds, of St. Brides, Past Presi dent of Ruritan. . A film, "Fires on the Farm,'' was shown by the firemen. George W. Jackson, president, pre sided, and introduced four visitors: Curtis Olds. Thurman Foreman, of South Mills, who is lieutenant govern or of Zone One, and C. H. Ward of Bethel, lieutenant governor of Zone Two, and Mrs. Ward. , It was voted by the club to spon sor a fire fighting group to operate m connection with the Hertford Vol unteer Fire Department, to fight fires in their community, with Hersey L. Gregory as chairman. It . was announced that uunes Night will be observed on April 5. The meeting will be held in the Com munity House at Bethel, with the lad ies of the Bethel Home Demonstration Club serving the dinner. Additional Road Work Completed In County The State Highway Commission has completed an additional 6.2 miles of road work in Perquimans County un der the $200,000,000 bond issue pro gram.'. -. Finished during February was the grading and paving from Belvidere via Goodlings Mill Creek and Beach Springs to the Tyner-Hertford road. A total of 19 miles of road work was completed during the month of February in the First Highway Di vision. r k. ' ' 7 New Clerk Named For Draft Board Mrs. Blanche Campen has been ap pointed to the ; position as clerk to the Perquimans County draft board, it n-oa annniinrawl Item thn week bv f Cecil C. Winslow, chairman of the I Mrs. Campen assumed her duties a clerk on Monday when the local draft office reopened, after having been closed four days last .week. v" Town Commissioners Name Officials For Municipal Election ffext Month Legion Auxiliary Of fers Essay Prize Announcement was made here this week that the Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul StalKngs Post of the American Legion will offer-a prize of $5 for the best county assay, in connection with the annual essay contest spon sored by the American Legion Auxi liary. Mrs. Charles Skinner, chairman of the local essay contest, stated that the title subject this year will be Free Enterprise vs. Increased Government Control. All pupils of Junior and Senior high schools are eligible to compete. Entry may be made through he principal of the school. Best essay for the State will win a prize of a 12 volume encyclopedia and the state second prize will be a $10 cash award. Recorder's Court Has Varied Docket At Session Tuesday A varied docket consisting of eight cases was disposed of in Perquimans Recorder's Court here Tuesday, and one defendant, Samuel Pettus, Negro, who failed to appear to answer to harges of driving without a license was ordered held on a $50 bond for appearance at the next term of court. Costs of court was assessed against James Miner, wno eireu guilty to a cnarge oi passing a scnoo. bus while the bus was unloading chil - , , i. . collided with a school bus last week, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of follcwin a vehicle to closely. He .u . i-.-i v... was ordered to pay a fine of J15 and costs of court. Charles Wilcox submitted to a charge of speeding and paid a fine of 25 and costs of court. , Clifton Ferrell, charged with follow- ed a pleja of guilty and paid the costs of couve. E. L. Soucy and Joseph Luigua, each charged with-speeding, entered pleas of guilty and each paid the costs of court George Purvis was found guilty on a charge of simple assault. He was ordered to pay a fine of $10 and costs of court. Garland Harris, Negro, charged on two counts af assaulting his wife, was found guilty on both counts. He was sentenced to jail for 60 days, sentence to be suspended upon payment of a fine of $20 and costs of court. Railroad To Install New Safety signal devices are to be installed at the railroad crossings on : Market and Dobb streets, it was reported at a meeting of the Town Board on Monday night Mayor V. N Darden informed the Town Com missioner the Norfolk-ISouthern Rail road will install the signals just as soon as the devices can be secured rom the manufacturer. Installation of the signals is ex pected- to provide greater safety for motorists and pedestrians, at these points, as the signals will provide warning of approaching trains. Other action taken by the Town Board was the approving of a reso lution passed by the Hertford Volunteer-Fire Department regarding the operation and manning of a fire truck purchased by Perquimans County. This resolution provides that the weal Fire Department will guarantee opera tion of the county truck at all rural fires." ' Cannon Cleaners Changes Ownership Announcement was made here last veek of the change of ownership of Cannon's Cleaners, Hertford's oldest cleaning and pressing business. Red Safety SipalsHere and Blanche Kimbrell purchased the business from Mrs. Elmo Cannon and assumed managership of the establish ment last week. v Methodist Choir To Give Cantata Good Friday services at the Hert ford Methodist Church will be held at 7:80 P. M., at which time the church choir will give the cantata," "Cal vary.? The public is invited to attend the services. 1 ' Registration Books Will Open March 31; Pri mary April 23rd Arrangements for the election of officers for the Town of Hertford were completed at the meeting of the Town Board Monday night by the appointment of election officials and announcement, according to law, of dates pertaining to the election. A Mayor and four commissioners are to be chosen at the election which will be held on Tuesday, May 8. A primary election will be held on April 23 for the purpose of selecting the nominees for the various offices. The final date for candidates to file office was announced as Friday, Api.'l 13. No new registration was ordered, and all those who voted in the mu nicipal election four years ago will be entitled to vote this year without registering again, however, eligible vo ters who have not registered for a municipal election before must do so in order to be permitted to vote in the municipal election. Officials appointed to conduct the election were: Mrs. B. G. Koonce, resigtrar, D. J. Pritchard, judge and Mrs. J. H. Satchiwell, judge. Ballot ing in the primary and the election will take place in the Court House in Hertford. Registration books fpr the munici pal election will be opened on Satur day, March 31, and will- remain open for three weeks for the cenvenience of voters desiring to register. The fourth Saturday will be challenge day. The registrar will be located in the Court HoU8e on urdny, March 31, A ri, ? on other days during rtnrtion period the hooks will be kept at the home of the "egisirar. Individuals filing as candidates for offices must appear before the town clerk on or before the final filing date and pay the usual filing fee in order to be candidates. The election of the municipal offi cers will be a term of four years. led out SeekingFundsFor Peanut Test Farm State funds for the establishment of a peanut test farm, and its operations, was Ithe subject of a bill introduced in the State Senate Monday night by Senators J. Emmett Winslow, of Per- quimans, J. William Copeland of Hert ford, and W. H. S. Burgwyn of Nort hampton. The measure, as introduced by the three Northeastern North Carolina Senators, asks for $45,000 for the Lestablishment of the farm; $3 ,945 for its operation during 1951-52 and an other $22,245 for operation during 1952-53. The proposal has the backing of the State Department of Agriculture, which requested the test farm, in an appearance before the Joint Appro priations Committee. No specific location was named for the proposed test farm, but it would be located in the heart of the State's peanut growing area. Selected To Attend Legion Girls State The Hertford Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the at tendance of two girls at the Twelfth Annual Tar Heel Girls' State, to be held in Greensboro at Woman's Col lege from June 10 to 15. Those at tending must be members of the Sen- , ior Class and have been outstanding in Scholarship, Citizenship, and Lead- ership at Perquimans County High School. , ?i Marvina White, daughter of Mr. and'' Mrs. Marvin White, outstanding . in Scholarship, dramatics, public speak ing, and athletics, and Marguerite Butler, daughter of Mrs. Hudson But- er, outstanding in Scholarship, dra- natics Student Council work and score keeper for athletics will repre sent P. C H. S. These two girls will make up a state quota of 260 who will take part . in an educational program in Citizen ship. They will not only study the responsibilities of citizenship, but also the structure and operation of state . government j . BOTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mm. Richard N. Vick of Goldsboro announce the birth of a;' daughter, Barbara Jean, born Tues day, (March 6. Mrs. Vick is the form er Jean Hurdle.