North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XV11I. No. 41.
It lV:::.;s feSSaiKb fit
j;;rs C;-it"Jy
Growing Short For
New Entries; First
Standing This Week
The Perquimans Weekly's big sub
scription campaign is getting of f to
." splendid Start as the second week
. of the drive cornea to a close. The
campaign offers an opportunity to
local individuals to tarn their spare
time into cash, because each worker
in tie drive is paid a twenty per cent
cash commission daily. Time, how
ever, grows short for . new entries.
The drive will com to a close No
vember 17," Just five weeks from Sat
" unlay. There is still room in the
- campaign for more workers, several
communities of the county remain
' without a representative and if any
individual has been studying the
campaign and desires to enter bis or
her name as a candidate he should
- do so now. -- "
The first official standing of the
workers is shown- today, elsewhere
on this page. The work accomplished
thus far, has been good, but no one
worker has achieved an outstanding
record as yet. There is still time for
- even a new candidate to enter the
race and win the biggest prize offer
ed, v Nothing but a few hours of good
hard work separates the leaders in
the race as of this time. - . .
The prizes offered, by this news
paper, to the workers in the drive
re 400 in cash to be awarded as
first prize, second place .winner will
receive $200 in cash arid third place
winner, $100. Fourth, fifth and sixth
place winners will receive extra com
mission . checks . based upon : the
' amount of commissions earned during
. the campaign.
- At the present time, most of the
workers are closely grouped in the
number of votes accumulatedto date,
and there is still hundreds' of sub
; scriptiona to be obtained, so the race
is really Just getting underway. The
work that is done between now and
.the close of the drive wIH determine
' - the winners. " There are a few ef $hs
-- . wnrfeers who need to (ret i Started.
1viheshiuld nor become discouraged!
and think it is $o late to actually JhaJr,
gin working toward big cemmisslwis
w or one of the bisr nrizes. Last, week
"' was entry week in the drive arid $dh
weeK can propeny, oe lermea siari
ing week. ' For those who have shown
ood results thus far, we say keepj
up the good work and to those whoj
nave yex to reauy swin wonung, we
say now is the time to begin. Col
lecting renewal and hew subscriptions
to The Weefly is a spafe time Job
' which can be turned into a profitable
one, and it is easy to solicit sub
scriptions among your friends . and
Tieighbors. , . - -
Rotary !ub Acts
To Start Oration
, A project, which is planned to de
velop a new farming industry- in Per
quimans County, was voted into opera
tion at the meeting of the Hertford
Rotary Club, held last Tuesday night
at the Hotel Hertford.
- Members of the club voted to start
a calf project in cooperation with the
County Agriculture Department ana
4-H Clubs. This project was adopt-:
d by the club last year and study of
the proposition has been under con-
" sideration since that time. -,
At lie meeting Tuesday the Ro
tarians voted to; start the project by
purchasing two calves to be given to
4-H members for the start of the pro
duction chain. It is the plan of the
Rotary Club to purchase additional
. calves for the project if arrangements
for the purchase can be completed.
Under the plans for the project a
calf will "be given to a 4-H club mem
ber who wilt "agree, io raise the calf,
and in turn give back to the Rotary
Club tha first born heifefc This off
spring will then be given another 4-H
member" who will become associated
with the project, and in years to come
the project will' build itself into a
large cattle breeding and cattle rais-
; ing industry for the county. ' ,
A committee of C P. Morris, A.. W.
Hefren and R. S. Monds, Jr., is rep
resenting the Rotary Club in promot
ing the project and this committee isi
being assisted by I. C. Yagel, County
Agent and E. L.. Topping, Assistant
Members of the Ways and Means
Committee of the Perquimans County
Central Grammar School . Parents
' Tef chers Association are planning a
Halloween party to be given at the
' iol, Octv.:.r 2S. I.Iembers of this
Tiitt's ?nci' le the coopera
cf all r " 3 and irtere'sted peo
ii" ' j' i ccer " i a sucf-ss-
To X3 Sailers
White To Remain As
Local Postmaster
W. W. (Bill) White, Hertford post
master, plans to retain his position
with the Post Office Department, ac
cording to an announcement made
here Tuesday.
Mr. White recently purchased the
Hertford Oil Company and following
this transaction he announced his
further plans, insofar as the postal
Position was concerned, were u uncer
tain. ,;: ' ' ' ' "'' ' h':"':
However, on"- Tuesday he stated
that after careful consideration he
had decided to retain the position to
which he was appointed last year.
Little headway is being made by a
joint, committee of Congress to iron
out differences in a hew tax blltTand
a report from Washington Wednesday
stated , that there is a likelihood no
hew tax bill will be forthcoming this
year.- Another report stated the mem
bers of the committee may return to
their respective houses to receive ad
ditional instructions. The Congress
men and Senators disagree on a num
ber of points in bills already pass
ed, and seemingly can not reach a
acsr t''- ' " "
4 Another diplomatic breach in world
affairs was reported this week! with
an announcement that Egypt ' had
broken a 20-year agreement with En
gland in regards to use and protection
of the Suez Canal. An official in
London was '-quoted as saying the
British will not recognize the break
ing of the treaty, which has five years
to run, and will continue to maintain
troops along the Suez. '
" United Nations troops ih Korea
this, week won gains up to a mile
ong fcjo-mue front, m, a winter of
hawe Btfeinst Red soldiers. The
fighting has been stepped up consider.
ably, despite renewed optimism for
peace as Allies and Communists con
ferred this week on renewing of 'Jie
peace talks. .
. England's Princess Elizabeth and
her' husband arrived in Canada this
week on a good will tour of Common
wealth, and the United States The
couple, after a tour of Canadian terri
tory, will be the guests of President
Truman on a visit to the capitol of the
United States. " '
Slaughter Houses
The. Raleigh OPS joined with its
counterparts across the nation last
week in a simultaneous check of both
operations and sales in slaughter
houses in a move to stamp out alleged
illegal practices in the slaughtering
and selling of beef, it was announced
by Alton G. Murchison, Acting Dis
trict Director." The survey will con
tinue for an unannounced period.
Teams of Raleigh OPS agents ap
peared in a carefully selected group
of, slaughtering establishments
throughout Eastern North Carolina at
6 A. M on September 25. The check
is being made on weights, scales, in
voices and deliveries.
' . The purpose of this investigation is
to determine whether or not the
slaughters are wilfully paying over
ceiling prices for live cattle and then
attempting to resell the beef illegally
in order to make up for the losses
they took in paying over ceiling.
Violations have already been uncov
ered in slaughter houses- in Chicago,
Cleveland, Newark, San Francisco and
several other cities according to James
F. Latham, District Enforcement Di-,
reotor xsf .OPS. . "Should violations be
uncovered in the Eastern North Caro
lina check, we will submit the oases
Immediately to the United States At
torney," Latham said. .
Murchison pointed out that the pres
ent difficulties in meat supply are due
largely to the removal of the slaugh
tering quotas by the Congress when
it amended the Defense 'Production
Act in July. "
:: "One of the purposes of the slaugh
tering quota, system was merely to
insure that each section of the United
States should receive a normal supply
of beef at fair prices," Murchison
said. "When Congress removed that
quota system, the present difficulties
in the distribution system resulted,"
he concluded. . .
The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star will meet next Mon
day night in the lodge room, at the
Court House, at , eight o'clock. v All
menifcers-are urged to be present. .
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
rZZ3Z Tcni Given
12 f'l.iuis Sentence
Ten Cases Disposed of
At Session of Court
A verdict of guilty was returned
in the hearing given John Gordon
Webb, Negro, in Perquimans Record
er's Court here Tuesday on charges
of being a peeping torn, carrying a
concealed weapon and trespass.. Webb
was given a 12 months road sentence
to be suspended upon the payment of
a fine of $250 and costs of court and
upon condition he be of good behavior
for 12 months , - ;-; i;''
Nine other cases were disposed of
during the court session this week and
included those of Benjamin Pritchard,
Benjamin Harrell and Warren White,
each of whom entered pleas of guilty
to charges of speeding. Each of the
defendants paid the costs of court
Foster Wright, charged with speed
ing, failed to appear to answer the
charge and his warrant. was returned
for service.
Pantancher Webb, Negro, charged
with assault, was released and the
costs of court in the case were taxed
against Elmer White, prosecuting wit
ness. y-; .. ,V .- . V. .:-''
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case in which Robert Rid
dick, Negro, was charged with lar
ceny. : : .
' Julian Broughton, charged with
driving on the left side of "the road,
entered a plea of guilty and paid the
costs of court. i -
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in he case in which James Everett,
Negro, was charged with possession
of non-tax-paid liquor.
The case of Bertie Cooper, Negro,
charged with possession of non-tax--
paid liquor was dismissed upon pay
ment of the costs of court.
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case in which Rosa Haynes,
Negro, was charged with using pro
fanity in a public place. -
Indians To Play At
Plymouth On Friday
Coach Ellie Fearing's Perquimans
Indians will travel to Plymouth on
Friday night of tiris'week to play the
Plymouth High School football team,
in the first of the Albemarle Confer
ence games for the Indians.
The Indians will be out to win their
fifth straight victory of the season,
and the dope sheet gives the Indians,
an edge in the contest. - V
t Perquimans will play away from
home for the next three weeks, meet
ing Plymouth, Williamston and Eden
ton in that order, and will play its
ne,xt,home game on November 2,
against the strong Columbia team.
Lioness Club Plans
County Poster Contest
Directors of the Hertford Lioness
Club, at a meeting last week, formu-
rlated plans for sponsorship of a post
er contest in Perquimans White jand
Negro schools, the subject being "The
,The contest is being conducted in
connection with the White Cane sale
drive, a national project of Lions
Clubs, being held this week.
Cash prizes will be awarded the
four outstanding posters, which .will
be- judged by local art enthusiasts.
The winning posters will be placed on
display in a local store on next Sat
urday Members of the Lioness Club
also plan to assist the Lions Club in
soliciting white cane memberships
during this week.
' The Weekly's daily commission subscriptiin campaign is rapidly
becoming a fast race between the active workers entered in the con-
' test Today we publish the first standing of the contestants, and in
r checking the records of each worker, we find enly a few subscriptions
separating the leaders, and anyone of the workers still have time to
' put forth the effort and become the final winner in the campaign.
l The standing as shown today gives the position of each worker
but -it does not reveal how close the race now stands. y
"The race is on. There is still
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awarded November 17. Right now is the time for workers to do ef
fective work in building up vote scores which will decide the winners.
Here's the standing of the workers. Some are tied for various
positions and it will be up to the workers themselves to put forth the
effort to carry them to the top of the list. .)..:.
First Place
Second Place ....
Second Place
Third Place
Fourth Placfe ..,
Fifth Place i.
Sixth Place .--Seventh
Place '.1
Seventh Place
Eighth Place
' Ninth Place :.
Ninth Place .
Carolina, Friday, October
D:;ng Conducted
l!:rtford Lions Club
Annual Event Benefit
Of Blind; Part of Na
tional Drive
The Lions Club of Hertford will
thisvweek join the other 281 lions
Clubs; of North Carolina in the Fifth
Annual White Cane Drive. - The North
Carolina State . Association for the
Blind, a non-profit, lay organization,
was created in 1934 through the ef
forts of Lions and other interested
individuals. The Association renders
services to the blind in all areas of
th jState where there are no other
resources to aid the blind.
Once each year every citizen of
North Carolina is given the opportuni
ty to join this Association, help the
blind and express thanks to God for
his own good fortune of seeing. The
White Cane Drive and Membership
Enrollment Campaign of the North
Carolina State Association is a State
wide project of North Carolina Lions.
I ' The white cane walking stick with,
ft red tip is used by the blind in travel
ing on busy streets and highways.
The blind and Only the Blind may, by
law, use such a cane. There is also
a White Cane Law in North Carolina
which is mandatory -and compels a
motorist to stop at intersections and
street crossings when a blind person,
extends such a white cane and sig
nals that he wishes to cross the street.
Because the white cane is used ex
clusively by our blind citizens', the
fund raising drive of the Association
is termed "The White Cane Drive."
FsA. McGoogan, president of the
local Lions Club, stated that one third
of all funds raised here will be spent
for the blind in this community, the
other two .thirds will be sent to the
Association for its State-wide work
with the blind.
Hie Association tries to meet the
unmet needs of the blind in the State.
The Association believes in helping
the .blind to help themselves.. The
Lions will give you an opportunity k
toJsj the North Carolina State As
sociation this week. You may buy a
share of Happiness for the blind and
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gain a snare 01 xiappiuess iur your
self. . - :
Margaret Ann Ban'is
New Monogram Queen
Miss Margaret Ann Banks was
crowned Queen of the Perquimans
Monogram, Club at the homecoming
football, game here last Friday night.
She won the honors in an election
conducted by the Monogram Club.
The crowning of the new queen by
Frances Sutton, 1951 Queen, was a
highlight of the half time activities.
As winner of the contest the
Monogram -Queen received a number
of gifts and was guest of honor at
the Monogram Club dance held fol
lowing the football game.
Central PTA Meeting
Next Monday Night
The Jparent-Teacher Association of
the Cemaal Grammar School will hold
its regular meeting on Monday night,
October 15, at 8 o'clock. The New
Hope community will have charge of
the program with Mrs. G. W. Baker
as chairman. "Physical Health" is
the topic for the evening and a film
skit, "JKids Must. Eat" will be shown.
Special music by several young peo
ple will also be a feature of the pro
gram. The devotional will be conduct
ed by Mrs. John Hurdle.
TAU parents are urged to be pres
room in the drive for new workers J
II.,.. m 4.1. 1. Iw. 4
..Mrs. James Wilder
-.Mrs. Tom Cox
, Mrs. Joe Towe White
aJMis. Benton White
-Mrs. Naomi McDonnell
.-i -Delia Winslow
JIIiss Julia Weston
-Mrs. Carroll Williams
Mrs. J. C. Howell .
-Miss Juanha Davenport
Mrs. Emmett Landing
.. ..t.Mrs. Kermit Lane
12, 1951.
ML'ilng ProgressJ
Plans for improvement of the Per
quimans High School Band are mov
ing ahead according to a report from
the committee of the Junior Chamber
of Commerce, sponsors of the band.
The committee has met several times
in discussing the needs of the band,
but are not yet ready to announce
full details of the program.
For the present arrangements are
underway to outfit the band members
in new uniforms, and cost of which
will ibe placed in the budget to be
raised through public contributions.
The drive for funds will be an
nounced as soon as the committee can
complete its study of band need3 for
this year.
Town Board Adopts
New Regulation
On Utility Bills
Hertford's Town Board held its reg
ular October meeting at the town of
fice last Monday afternoon.
During the session the Board adopt
ed a new regulation in connection with
payments of utility bills owed to the
town. Under the new rule utility
bills are payable before the 15th
of each month; a service charge is $1
will be added on each bills not paid
by the 16th of each month. Service
will be discontinued, without notice, to
consumers whose bills are not paid by
the 25th of each month, and a charge
of $2 will be made to restore the service.-:
No action was taken by the Board
on applications for the job as town
policeman. Commissioner R. L. Hol
lowell was absent from the meeting
and the Board voted to hold up action
on the application to a later date.
The police officer's position is open
Idtte id the transfer of W.-T.; Miller
Ft- il -1 4 in4. 1W
w wra iurw nit iKue tuwu pituib. max.
Miller will be retained as police offi
cer until the position is filled, and
will also be used as an officer in cases
of emergency.
Members of the Board approved a
motion granting the Hertford Fire
Department the privilege to elect up
to five new members to the fire de
partment. This motion permits the
fire department to have a membership
of 25 men.
Processing of wage adjustment pe
titions approval, denial, or modifi
cation went into high gear Monday,
October 1, when the Fourth Regional
Wage Stabilization Board held its
first formal meeting at 21 East Broad
Street, Richmond, Virginia. The
twelve-man board, composed of equal
representation of the public, labor
and industry, was greeted by Chair
man George E. Strong who, since July
15th, has been serving as Regional
Director with the assistance of a small
staff of case analysts and attorneys.
Set up as one of fourteen Regional
Boards throughout the country under
the supervision of the National Wage
Stabilization Board in WashingtonH
the Fourth Region panel of which Dr.
J. J. Scherer, Richmond Lutheran
pastor, is vice-chairman, will devote
its energies immediately toward re
ducing the backlog of wage petitions
and applications which have accumu
lated the last two and a half months.
Following WSB procedural, routine,
these petitions reached the Regional
Board through the Wage and Hour
office of the U. S. Department of
Labor. All formal requests for wage
adjustments of any nature .according
to WSB routine, must first be brought
by employers or unions to the at
tention of the Wage and Hour offices
located in various cities of the Region.
The Richmond Wage and Hour office
is' located at 205 West Grace Street,
while another W-H office is at 25
West Church Avenue, Roanoke. The
Fourth' Region comprises Virginia,
North Carolina,-West Virgina, Mary
land, the District of Columbia, and
five northeastern counties in Tennes-
tatesville Man ,
New Game Warden
Hugh Robertson, of Statesvillo, has
been named by the State Wildlife
Commission, as game protector for
Perquimans County, succeeding Eldon
Winslow, who resigned to accept a
position in the Hertford Post Office.
Mr. Robertson began his duties
here last week. He has moved to
Hertford and is making his home at
the residence of J. P. Perry.-
Processing Of Wage
Adjustment Begins
5 Cents Per Copy
Total Loss Estimated In
Thousands of Dollars;
No Insurance
Fire of undetermined origin com
pletely destroyed the old farm home,
located at Harvey Point, last Tues
day afternoon at about 12:50 o'clock.
The fire was discovered by employees
of the Hervey Foundation which leases
several buildings at the old naval
base, who immediately called the Hert
ford Fire Department.
The fire gained headway rapidly
and by the time the firemen arrived
the house was beyond saving and the
firemen confined their efforts to con
taining the blaze and saving other
nearby buildings.
Unofficial estimates of the loss,
caused by the fire, ran as high as
$20,0,00. Besides the house being a
total loss, personal property and
household furnishings owned by D. E.
Hervey, who resided in the house,
went up in flames. The blaze had
gained such headway by the time of
its discovery, it was impossible to get
anything out of the building.
Mr. Hervey stated no one was
home at the time the fire started u: .
its origin was unknown.
While the fire burned fiercely, it
was almost two hours before the fire
men let up in their efforts to contain
the blaze and relaxed their work in
saving other buildings.
The old homestead was a landmark
in Perquimans County, being a part of
the Harvey Plantation. It was re
ported the house was constructed in
1835. The building was owned by the
U. S. Navy, which purchased the site
and converted it into a Naval Air
Station during World War II. While
the air station was in operation, the
Navy used the old home as the ad
ministration building for the air sta
tion. When asked if the fire will cause
any changes in the Hervey Foundation
operations at the base, Mr. Hervey
stated that his firm will continue its,
operations there.
President Of First
District BarMn.
Walter H. Oakey, Hertford at
torney, was elected president of the
First District Bar Association at the
annual meeting held last Friday at
Edenton, at which the bar of Perquim
ans, Gates and Chowan counties act
ed as hosts. The meeting was held
in the Officers' Club at the Marine
Air Station.
Walter G. Edwards, another Hert
ford attorney, was named to member
ship on the executive board.
Hallet S. Ward, retiring president,
presided over the business session
and was the principal speaker for the
The main business discussed was
the question of redistricting the State
with reference to the Judicial District
of North Carolina so that there will
be one or two resident judges in each
district .eliminating the special judges
and of including Hertford County in
the First District and changing Tyr-
f rell, Beaufort, Hyde and Dare now
in the First District to the Second
District. Under a plan suggested by
John Strong, administrative assist
ant to Chief Justice William A. Devin,
the First District would be composed
of the counties of Currituck, Camden,
Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan,
Gates and Hertford. No action was
taken on the tentative proposal. The
final decision .will be made at the
next meeting before the legislature.
A gold medal appreciation and per
sonal affection of bar members was
given Hallet S. Ward, retiring presi-"
dent, with brief speeches from a num
ber of members. '
New Store To Hold
Opening Saturday
Hertford's newest business, estab
lished this week by Marshal Owens,
wjll hold its formal opening on Sat
urday of this week, JJr. Owens an
nounced today! '
: The store, located on Church Street
across from the Court House, will sell
sundry merchandise and offers foun
tain service.
Linwood Winslow of Belvidere sus
tained an injuryv Tuesday morning
which resulted in the : loss of four
fingers of his left hand. ,; According to
a report,' Mr. Winslow was operating
a corn picker when an ear of corn .
lodged in the machinery and in try
ing to remove the corn, his hand was '
mangled by the machine. He was ;
treated for the injury at the office of"
Dr. C. A. Davenport. - , -''''

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