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' Volume XVIII.No. 35.
"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 31, 1951.
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; Cat Term ?
C::r.3 Fcr Ccali
On Octc:r First
i;; Nineteen Cases Listed
i . On Docket; Special
Judge to Preside ,
A civil term of Superior Court au
v thorized by an act of the Legislature,
' v will convene here for one week begin
- , ning October J, it was reported tp
' n day by W. H. Pitt, Clerk of Superior
yy, court y,i:v-yt:mi
Mr Pitt stated only civil actions
" ""will be heard at this term of Superior
a Court, and a criminal term will eon--'
vene later in the month. A special
Judge will be named to preside at the
' court term October 1.
. The calendar for the civil term, as
" released by Mr. Pitt, lists a total of
19 cases for trial, and is as follows
. . . Wm . C. Chappell, vs. D. M. White,
et als. : :
t Dallas Gilliam vs. Odell GilliamV
Chesapeake ; Auto Co. vs. ,W. L.
Ben F. Lane vs. Seashore Trans
portation Co. . 1', ' "
N. W. : Chappell vs. Elbert Chap
pell, et als. ;. ,; . .
Roland Gilliam vs. H. C. Stokes.
- Thelma Riddick, Adm., vs. Raleigh
White and Fred Winslow. ;
- Hannah Tucker vs. Andrew Tucker.
Nathan Turner vs. George W. Nix
' on, et als.
- Redman Perry, et als. vs. S D.
Banks. , .
Eleanor Jones vs. Norfolk Southern
Hertford Baptist Church vs. J. L.
Batton k Bro. '
( J. E. Winslow, et als vs. J. J. Alex
, ander, et als.
Dewey Stallings vs. Wayland
J. C. Blanchard ft Co. vs. Madison
Mablne. . .
Hervey Foundation vs. Consolidat
.. , ed Ven. Co. ' V .-'
' Daniel T. Hurdle TSv Gertrude Cope-
land, et als.
T.J. Bass vs. L. T. XeeL
Hattie Holley vs. Gus Holley.-
General Matthew 'Ridgeway, ,UN
commander in Korea, has flatly re
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prows oj me Domuaiy oi a - aesong.,
The dispute over the bombing.' has
held up peace talks in Korea but it
now appears continuation of the con
ference is up to the Reds. UN of
ficers in the war zone have reported
their troops are ready for anything
the Reds' may start if the peace talks
are not renewed.
The United States, through Presi
dent Truman, this week told Czecho
slovakia better diplomatic relations
were possible between the two nations
if the Czechs released a united States
citizen, William N. Oatis, who is be
. Ing held on charges of Spying. The
occasion was Tuesday when a new
. Czech ambassador presented his cre
dentials to President Truman to be
come the chief Czech representative
In the United States..
In an effort to restrict trade be
tween Communistic nations and the
West, the Senate this week passed a
bill which calls far all American aid
to- be cut off to . countries shipping
arms and other vital ' materials to
Russia or ; her satellites. The bin
gives President Truman discretion to
sanction other . trading when it ap
pears favorable to the free nation
The' Senate Finance Committee is
till considering the new U. S. tax
bill this week and . - reports from
Washington state this committee has
made some changes in the bill as it
was passed by the House. A report
, say8"the committee favors a higher
rate on individual incomes and on
corporation incomes. : One report
ttated it was not likely the new tax
bill will be law before sometime in
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Stores To Observe
Labor Day Holiday
A majority of Hertford stores, fol
lowing the custom Of past years, will
be closed all day next Monday in ob
servance of the Labor Day holiday.
it was reported here this week.
. Thia week, the report also stated,
. was the last for the half-holidays ob
served, on Wednesdays. Most of the
stores will remain open all day Wed
nesdays beginning September 5th.
MASON3 TO KEET, , . .
The' Perquimans Lodge, No. 106",
A.F.4 A. 11., will meet next Tues
? y night at 8 o'clock in the lodge
r.m in file Court House. All mem
l:.-a are urged to attend. , ; .
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An-oscmants For Opening Of Schools
Competed At Meetings Held This Week
First Grade Students
Must Present Certifi
cates to Principals
Final arrangements for the open
ing of the 1951-52 term of Perquim
ans County schools were made at a
number of meetings held this week.
On Monday all school principals met
at the office of the ; superintendent
with rules and policies for the year
Among these rules were the fol
lowing, which J. TBiggers, superin
tendent, calls to the attention of par
ents of children entering school for
the first time. In accordance with
the law, all children, entering school
ror the first tfm must- present a birth
certificate to' ttttS principal before be-
img injctled., New atudeKte wat al
so prevent to he principal his or her
school a JieaL th department ceruiicate
of immunization. Parents who have
not obtained these latter certificates
may secure them at the local health
department office. .. , ,
The Board of Education met in spe
Icial aesainn cm , Thnrsdav niirht. flt
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which time they reviewed and approv
ed the plans for the opening of
schools ? next Wednesday. , Reports
were given on repair work done on
schools during the summer months,
and also reports on progress of school
construction were made. ; ,v
Members of the Board also endors
ed the insurance plan used . in local
schools, and urge parents to acquaint
themselves with this program through
literature which will be taken home
by the children The insurance plan
provides blanket coverage to all chil
dren participating in the program.
Mr. Biggers announced that driv
ers of school buses will meet next
Monday and receive the buses which
they will drive during the year,
County wide teachers meeting- will
be held next Tuesday with white
teachers meeting at the . Hertford
Grammar School at 10:30 A. M. and
all-Negro teachers meeting at the
Hertford Negro school at 2:30 P. M.
Find filing An
'Farmers and others interested in
farm lifu In Perquimans County are
invited to a county-wide meeting at
the Perquimans County High School
auditorium In Hertford on Monday
evening; September 3, at 8:15 o'clock
called bV th County .Agricultural
Hobilisation Committee...,' ? .: '
; Local farmers are "spealdnsr their
minoa:" m tne county-wide survey
how being conducted by the Perquim
ans County Agricultural Mobilization
Committee, reported Milton Dafl, who
1 chairman of the committee. . r
This meeting will give rural people
a final chance to make recommenda
tions on Department of " Agricultural
programs as part of the Family Farm
Policy Review, also at the same time
businessmen will have an opportunity
o -report. .. h,Hi,i'..Vf r"fv.
Mr. Dail strongly urges all rural
citizens to take advantasre of' this
cnance to Aave a voice In the farm
This- aurvey must be completed mi
time, to submit a county report to the
State. Agricultural Mobilization Com
mittee, by mid-September, - which in
tunt wilh be Dart -of atate-wida re.
I port to the Secretary of Agriculture.
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Army railroad men at Fort Eustis, the soldier trainmen are ready to
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Local BPWC Members
At Regional Meeting
Mrs. Alice M. Towe, Eighth Dis
trict director, Mrs. Dora T. Riddick,
Eighth Distnct International Rela
tions Contact Chairman for Business
and Professional Woman's Clubs, rep
resented the Perquimans Club at the
southeast region biennial conference
of the National Federation, held at
Washington, D. C, August 23 through
August 26. :
Mrs. Towe served on one of the
committees during the conference, as
a teller when officers were elected for
the region. ,
Mrs. Mary Alice Elliott, 73, wife of
R. D. Elliott, died at 2:30 o'clock
Tuesday morning at the Columbia
Hospital in Columbia following a cri
tical illness of nearly two weeks and
a long period of failing health.
" Funeral services were held at Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church, of which
she was a member, Wednesday after
noon at 8:30 o'clock by the Rev.
Charles F. Wulf, rector, assisted by
the Rev. Edmund T. Jilson, former
rector, and burial followed in the
family plot in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Elliott was a' native and life
long resident of Hertford, a daughter
f the late Darius and Mrs. . Alice
Jordan White. ; s
i Survivors, in addition to her hus
band, are three daughters, Mrs. Grady
G. Dixon, of Ayden, Mrs. J. R. Fut-
reU of Hertford. Mrs. S. F. Pollard
of Columbia; three eons, M. S. El
liott of Omaha, Nebraska, R. D. El-
illttl(Jr., of Williamston, D. W. El
ottJof Nebraska City, Nebraska: one
brother, W. E. ; White of f , Hertford
and one sister, Mrs. Miles S. Elliott
of Edenton; eight grandchildren, one
nephew and three nieces, v ; -
Pallbearers were Dr. C. A. Daven
port, Trim Wilson, Tom - Skipsey,
Thomas Sumner, V. N, Darden , and
Edward Weeks. ; , ; : ,
The services were under the direc-
ftion of the Lynch Funeral Home. -
New, Restaurant Now
Open For Business
Another new business has been es
tablished In Hertford with the open
ing of Brdwh'a Drive-in Restaurant,
located one mile south of Hertford on
Highway 17. ' i. ;
The new restaurant, owned and op
erated by Mr. and Mrs. Y. L. Brown,
Wednesday For Mrs
r.Toy Alice Elliott
In connection with their motel, is aChamblias for theefficient work ac-
well-arranged establishment, featur
ing a variety of foods. Ample park
ing apace gives patrons plenty of
room to park cars for use of the res
taurant or for curb service, which is
also a feature of the new business.
Reyival Services ;
Scheduled At Burgess
V A series of revival services will be
conducted at the Burgess Baptist
Church, starting Sunday night, Sep
tember 2, 'and continuing through
September 7, H was announced to
day -by. Colon Jackson, Jr., pastor of
the church, who will conduct the ser
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i Service will be held each eveninar
beginning at 8 o'clock and the public
Is cordially invited to attend.
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Varied Docket In
Here Last Tuesday
A varied docket, consisting of 11
cases, was disposed of in Perauim.
una necoraers court, in session here
last Tuesday morning.
Nicholas Benetos and Edward Lun-
inski, both charged with speeding,
enierea pieas of ffuiltv to the charo-e
and each paid the cost of court.
ThomaS Burgess entered a olea of
guiny xo a charge or dnvmsr a truck
wnicn was overloaded. He was taxed
with the costs of court.
Wallace Skinner, Nearo, charted
with driving without a license, plead
guilty to the charge and paid the
costs ' of court. .1 , -
Mlkon Hobbs, Jr.. Negro, was fined
$10 ind cost .of court after entering
a piea of guilty to a charge of driv
ing an overloaded? truck. , ,
John Hardisoa. charged with pos
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session of non-tax paid liquor, enter
ed a plea of guilty and paid the costs)
Wilton Godard. charged with pos
sessing and transporting: non-tax paid
liquor, entered a plea of guilty and
paid a fine of $25 and costs.
Judgment was suspended in the
case of Paul Meads, charged with
parking on the highway in front of a
hydrant upon condition Meads not be
caught parking on the highway, nor
squealing the tires of his car for a
period of 60 days.
A verdict of not guilty was re
turned in the case in which Australia
Lightfoot, Negro, was charged with
Mary Lee Taylor, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon, to wit a butcher knife, upon Off
lese Burke. . She was given a 30-day
jail sentence to be ; suspended upon
payment of a .fine of $25 and costs.
Burke was found guilty of assault on
the Taylor woman and he was given
a 30-day road sentence, suspended
upon condition he pay all doctor and
hospital bills made in connection with
the case. ' '
Elijah Simpson, Negro, ' entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
without a license. He was ordered
to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
Seven County Fair
Opens September 10
Thirty-eight representatives from
seven counties in the Albemarle met
in Elizabeth City Monday night with
Norman Chambliss to map plans for
the annual 7-Cpunty Fair which will
be held during,, the week of Septem
ber 10-15. ? :
Mrs. Vernon James accepted man
agership of the fair for the second
year, and was highly praised by
complished last year.
Perquimans County will be repre
sented in the fair exhibits again this
year, and as an added feature, the
Albemarle Electric Membership Cor
poration is planning to coaduct a
beauty contest driring the week.
Harness horse racing will also be
featured ' each afternoon Tuesday
through "Friday at the fair race track.
Children's day will be observed on
Tuesday, when all school children will
be admitted free. ,
. , The fair operator promised that the
fair this year will be even better than
last season and said he is going all
out to atress the agriculture of the
Albemarle. 'j..-'-'- - ,
' X (ROTARY 'MEETS TUESDAY ;
Hertford's .Rotary Club will meet
Tuesday night at tilS. , '
Special Election For
Meet Next Tuesday
Perquimans County Board of Com
missioners will meet for their regular
September meeting on Wednesday,
September 5, instead "of Monday, it
was announced today by A. T. Lane,
chairman of the Board.
The meeting was postponed one
day 'because of the Labor Day hoh
day, which falls on Monday.
Individuals desiring to appear be
fore the Board at its next meeting
are requested to note the change in
the meeting date.
First Home Game Will
Be September 21st;
Perquimans High School's football
schedule for the 1951 season was re
leased today by Coach Ellie Fearing
and reveals that the nine games al-
rpndv nrrfliKmrl will nminila Tl.n. a
stiff oDDosition for the India dor-
ing the coming season. Coach Fear -
ing stated he has two open dates oh
the schedule and he is hoping- to fill
these dates with teams playing here
Games already scheduled call for
three contests at home and six to be
played away from the local field. Ay
den is the only new team listed on
the Indians' schedule this season, but
it is likely if the two open dates are
filled the teams will be newcomers to
tie Perquimans list.
Practice for the Indian' squad, haf
been under way for two weeks utfdef
Jhe direction of Coach Fearing. How
ever, candidates for the team Are ex
pected to increase with the opening,
of school next Wednesday. Prospects
for the season appear bright at this
time with a large number of letter
men back for this year.
Drills will be stepped up after the I
opening 'of school m preparation for
the Jirst game, which will be played
here on Friday night, September 21,
with Farmville furnishing the oppo
sition for the Indians.
The schedule as released by Coach
Fearing is as follows:
September; 21 Farmville here.
September 28 Ahoskie here.
October 5 Open.
October 12 Plymouth there.
October 19 Williamston there.
October 26 Edenton there.
November 2 Columbia here.
November 9 Scotland 'Neck there.
November 1! Ayden there.
November 22 Elizabeth City there.
Held Sunday For
Mrs. Lydia Spons
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia
Warden Symons, 40, wife of Ernest
C. Symons, who died at her home on
Route Three last Thursday night-of
self-inflicted gun wounds, were con
ducted at the Lynch Funeral Home
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the
Rev. G. , N. Singletary, assisted by
the Rev. D. B. Crews.
The body of Mrs. Symons was
found in the pantry of the home by
her husband, who had missed her
from their bed. - The couple had re
tired early and when Mr. Symons dis
covered his wife missing, he aroused
his son and daughter, who assisted
in a search.,
Mrs. Symons was said to have been
in 11 health. Dr. C. A. Davenport,
County Coroner, ruled the death a
Mrs. Symons was a native of Pas
quotank County, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson Warden. She was
a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. :'.svv;!- !'.
Surviving besides her husband are
three daughters, Mrs. Faray Stal
lings , of " Perquimans, Misses Mar
garet and Sylvia Symons; one son,
Ernest J. Symons; one sister, Mrs.
Ernest Bright of Elizabeth City;
three brothers, Quincy, Joe and Mat
thew Warden, all of Elizabeth City.
'; During : the funeral service music
was rendered by a quartet of the
First' Christian Church of Elizabeth
City. ' The pall was red roses and
Set For Sept
Plans For a Municipal
Building Hinges on
Outcome of Voting
Members of the Board of Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford met
in special session last Monday night
for a final discussion of plans for a
new municipal building, the construc
tion of which will be a question to be
decided at a special election to he
held in Hertford on Tuesdav. SeD-
The special election will determine
whether or not the town will issue
bondd m the amount of $50,000 to fi
nance the construction of the new
Officials at the election will be Mrs.
B. G. Koonce, Mrs. J. H. Satchwell
and D. J. Pritchard. The polling
place will be located in the Court
House, and the polls will be open
from 6:30 A. M. until 6:30 P. M. All
residents of Hertford registered in
the books of the Perquimans Board.
oi Elections will be eligible to parti
cipate in the special election.
Tentative plans for the new build
ing have been drawn for the purpose
of determining an estimate as to the
cost of the construction, and this has
been set at a total between $45,000
and $50,000. Final figures on the
construction, of course, will not be
known until bids are called for and
opened in event the bond issue is ap
Proved by the residents of the town,
I Members of the Town Board, who
heartily endorse the proposed build-
ing, in their discussion of the plans,
have hopes of constructing a building
which will serve the needs of the
community at the lowest possible
cost. Plans for the building, chang
ed slightly at the meeting Monday
night, call for space to house offices
for the town clerk, police department,
mayor and board members and an as
sembly room of sufficient size that
delegations may meet with the Coun
cil, .The building will also .provide
Final plans for the building will be
drawn, providing the bond issue is
approved on September 11.'
Albemarle REA To
Hold Beauty Contest
At 7-County Fair
Arrangements have been completed
by directors of the Albemarle Elec
tric Membership Corporation to spon
sor a beauty contest at the 7-County
Fair in Elizabeth City on September
13, it was reported here today by
John Cost en, manager of the local
The beauty contest, part of a na
tional REA program, will be climaxed
with the selection of Miss Albe
marle Electric of 1951. In order to
enter the contest, all one needs to do,
according to Mr. Costen, is to send a
picture, along with name and address,
age and meter number of your resi
dence to the REA in Hertford.
Entrants in the contest are limited
to those who have established perma
nent, residence in homes served by
the Albemarle Electric Membership
Corporation. No contestant shall be
under the age of 16 nor over 22 years
Judges for the contest will be se
lected by the board of directors of the
REA, and their judging will be based
upon a point system.
Applications for entrance in the
beauty contest must be filed at the
REA office not later than Monday,
September 10, Mr, Costen said.
Bid Received On
County Road Work
' A low bid of $107,194 was received
this week by the State Highway Com
mission for the construction of two
road projects in Perquimans County,
it was reported Wednesday. The
projects included in the bid are 9.95
miles of grading. and sub-grade rein
forcement from Winf all to Chapan-oke-Parkville
road and from county
road 1.8 miles east of Belvidere to
county road 2.2 miles north of Win
fall. . '
Dickerson Company of Monroe was
the low bidder for the work and is ex
pected to receive the contract for the
The Perquimans-Chowan Zona and
Seminar of the Methodist Church will
meet at the .Anderson Church on
Wednesday, September " 19, at 10
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