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Hertford, Fcrquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 19, 1951.
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First Period Of Drive
" doses October 25th;
Rocs Very Gose J
' Workers entered In the Perquimans
Weekly's big daily commission gub
seription campaign have eight more
days to secure the greatest number
f votes offered on subscriptions dur
ing the contest The' first period of
the drive- will close on Saturday, Oc
tober 27, and after that date votes on
subscriptions reported will, decrease.
- A cnecs: on tne records or line
workers this week reveals-the cam
paign has developed into a red hot
race, among the leaders, for the big
prizes to be awarded on November
. 17. Several changes occurred in the
standing of the contestants since last
week, but the fact remains only a few
subscriptions separate the leaders' in
their positions as shown by the score
board this week. Undoubtedly, the
' standing of the workers will change
more as the camOaism advances, and
the worker who puts forth' the effort
to obtain new and renewal aubscrip-
. tionj for The Weekly will pile up the
biggest vote scores.
v ' Some of the i contestants who got
off to a late start are now making
fine reports to the campaign office,
and are climbing up the list into the
prize-winning class. J The work that
is accomplished between now and the
close of the. first period, a week from
"next Saturday, will have a great ef
fect on the standing of the workers,
and may be a determining factor in
;.the final awards. ;:' ';; " "t'"'-'y
Contestants in the drive are re
minded that only eight . days of the
biggest vote schedule of the contest
remain, and each one working to
ward a biir prize should make every
effort during the next week and a half
to secure every possible subscription.
If a worker can build up a big vote
total now, it will help greatly toward
an excellent standing at the close of
Hhe drive. - . '
Workers are also reminded to try
ana secure an promises 01 suDscnp-
"-tions by October 27, and these will
count substantially more now than
. 'after Jhe votes drop during the sec
nd period. ' . ". ' ' ' J
- The campaign is moving, along at
-a fast pace, and contestant mriBt
.ontinuAv-toi exert Jmi rte& tt
taining subscriptions Or face the pos
sibility of droPPft behind 4n the
race for the big $400 first prize.
: Riots flared up in Egypt Tuesday
as a result of action taken by the
Egyptian government cancelling its
agreement with Great Britain, over
-control of the Suez Canal. Seventeen
persons were . reported killed - and
scores injured. 1 Both sides are report
ed sending more- troops into the Suez
area. The British government has
rejected the Egyptian cancellation of
- the treaties. y s ' :ii:;t; ;'K; :
' ' In a surprise move Tuesday, the
' House rejected the compromise tax
bill worked out by the joint congretf
., sional committee, and reports! from
.Washington on Wednesday stated
doubts as to whether or not a hew tax
bill will he passed soon. The rejected
. bill called for an increase of 11 to
12 per cent in personal taxes along
with other increases. The vote against
the measure was 203 to 157. ..
' ' In Korea . United ... Nation . troops
'have advanced against stiff Red op
position along a 20-mile . front, near
Kumsong, build-up area for the Com
munist forces. Preliminary talks on
the reopening of cease-fire confer
ences continue but there appears to
be little progress. ,, ,
, ' Robert A. t'aft formally announced
his candidacy for the nomination for
President on the Republican ticket, at
a news conference Tuesday, Taft Is
the first 'candidate to announce for
: the 1952 race . from either political
party. - . . , .
Ladies', Ni-ht Party v
' Plans for a ladies' night party, to
be held Tuesday, November 6, are foe-
: ing formulated by members of the
Hertford Rotary Club, V A a meeting
held Tuesday night, ' at the Hotel
Hertford, Jack Kanoy-, president of the
. club, named R. S. Tllonds. Jr., Dr. A.
B. Bonner, Henry ; C. Sullivan and
Max Campbell as a committee to as
sist on the program.
C. F. Sumner was a guest of the
, club at the meeting this week, and he
spoke to the group on fire preven
tion. Pointing out the most likely
danger spots in homes and garages.
'r. fiomner rst-5oned .tha .Sotarian.
make periulc checks of those spots
cu; down r "-t of f:res.
White Cane Poster
Winners in the poster contest, con
ducted last week by the Hertford
Lioness Club, in connection with the
White Cane drive, -were announced
by Mrs. Helen Woodard aa follows:
Franklin McGoogan, Hertford Gram
mar School; Billy "Hudson, Central
Grammar School; Jean Smith, Hert
ford Negro School, and Charles Wins
low,; Hertford Negro School.
The winners were awarded first
price for their respective schools, and
judging of the posters was done by
Mrs. Hudson Butler, Mrs. W. C. Dozier
and Mrs. D. M. Jackson. ' ;
At Bqstist Church
The weadincr of Miss Mare Jean
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Mrs. Earl .Worcester Dunsmoore, of
Hertford, and Clarence Thomas Madre,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Madre,
of -Hertford, took place Sunday, Octo
ber 14, 1951, at 5 o'clock in the af
ternoon, at the Hertford Baptist
Church. , The Rev. Charles W. Duling,
pastor of the church, officiated, using
the double ring ceremony.
- The church was decorated with
white flowers, including snapdragon,
chrysanthemums and gladioli in tall
baskets, against a background of
palms and ferns, and was lighted by
' A program of nuptial music was
rendered by Mrs. Joe Ellie White,
organist and Miss Janice Yagel,
soloist. ' '' .
The candies were lighted by Earl
Dunsmoore, Jr'.f brother of the bride,
and Edward Lee Madre, brother of
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, wore a ballerina-length wed
ding dress of. Chantilly lace over taf-
fetai "made With a fitted bodice and
full circular skirt Her Mary Queen
of , Scots bonnet was of i lace with
jirltich sheore-a .short f aceveil. .. ;
i. Her flowers were 'Waegay of
bride's roses, centered -with a white
' Miss Patricia Dunsmoore was maid
of honor and her sister's only attend-
of biege lace over yellow taffeta, wiUil
matching half hat of horsehair.
braid, trimmed with forgetmenots.
Her flowers were a nosegay of mixed
fall flowers. '"j-, .
Mrs. 'Dunsmoore, mother of -the
bride, was dressed in charcoal gray,
with black accessories. Her flowers
were, gardenias, :. , . . '.
Mrs, Madre, the bridegroom's moth
er, was dressed in navy, with match
ing accessories. Her flowers were
pink roses. :-' ;-y -
Immediately following the ceremony
Major and Mrs. Dunsmopre entertain
ed at a reception in the Sunday School
room of the church.
a For travel the bride wore a navy
suit, with matching accessories, and
the orchid lifted from her bridal bou
auet. . :''-
The couple will return to Hertford
after a wedding trip to unannounced
points, and will later go to Wichata,
Texas, where the .bridegroom, who is
in the U. S. Atr Corps, is -stationed.
Given Jit f 'fjting
Of Hertford PTA
The Hertford Grammar School (PTA
me. Thursday night with 88 mem
bers present. The meeting was call
ed to order by the president, Mrs. W.
C. Cherry, with Mrs. J. L. Leete giv
ing the presidents Prayer. The group
ang Carolina, then the minutes were
read by Mrs. Silas Whedbee and ap
proved as read. ' . ' - " 1
Mrs. G. E. Winslow, membership
chairman, reported that 225 had join
ed the, PTA and that the 3rd and 6th
grades were 100 per cent
The PTA voted to have the Hallo
ween party on Halloween night, Octo
ber 81, in the High School gymnasium
with the gxade mothers, of each room
in charge of a booth. -
The president urged all who could
to please . attend the district PTA
meeting in Robersonviile on October
25. - -
' President Cherry gave a plea for
PTA to help the band. Durwood Reed
wanted support from the group to help
tha Jaycees to buy uniforms which is
the objective for the band this year.
Mrs. Tv P. Brinn announced that
there were not enough enrolled for the
dancing school to .be conducted this
year. The group needs at least 12
(Continued, on Ptrr Eight) ,.,,.,
V.ln Over Flymaalli
Local Eleven: Tangles
Perquimans High School's undefeat
ed football team racked up its fifth
straight victory of the, season last!
Friday night when the Indians romp
ed over the Plymouth team by a
score of 26-0. , - ,
The victory wastalso the second
conference win for the Indians, who
now lead the Albemarle Conference.
Plymouth made a determined stand
before the strong Indian team but
faltered during the second half when
the Indian machine, led by Williams,
Walker and Lane began to roll.
1 Four fumbles in the first half prov
ed costly to Coach Ellie Fearing's
outfit, and Perquimans led at half
time by a scant six points.
- The first Indian touchdown came
after Williams, n ' a 25-yard run,
placed the ball on Plymouth's 26-yard
line. Gains by Walker and Lane mov-
tn . ,1 i ....
? Dau "P 10 " i0.-yaI?. une'r"c. nanicsgiving.
then Lane went over for the TD.
Plymouth threatened to score on two
occasions, once they moved the ball
to' the one-yard line of Perquimans
but lost the ball, on downs. Later,
the host team went over for a goal
but lost the points on a penalty.
In the second half Perquimans be
gan to show the power of the local
team and touchdowns were tallied by
Williams, who raced 10 yards for one
and 25 yards for another, and A. L.
Lane, who intercepted a Plymouth
pass and scampered 65 yards, un
touched for. the final Indian score.
Two conversions of extra points, ac
counted for the score of 26-0.
This week the Indians will travel to
WiUiamston. for a game on Friday
night. The contest should be one of
the best of the season as WiUiamston
is rated highly in the Conference
Coach Fearing stated Monday the
boys came out of the Plymouth game
in fairly good shape 4tnd will be out
to capture the victory at WiUiamston.
- A large crowd of local -fans fol
lowed the, team to (Plymouth, and an
aqually large numbejare expected to
attend the game, tonight. "
County Man Repents
Pays For Stolen Gas
mioa " .
quimans citizen, explained - that he
wanted to make amends for "borrow
ing" a little highway gasoline. '
"Several years ago," he wrote, "a
friend that I was running around with
took some gas out of a tank in the
State yard. To the best of my recol
lection it amounted to around $5. The
Lord has saved me from my sins and
forgiven me, and I hope you will for
give me also. Enclosed you will find
money order for $5 for gas. 1 am very
sorry that I ever did anything like
that, but I stopped it all and I'm mak
ing all "my wrongs right. May the
Lord bless you."
A highway commission official said
the repentent : sinner will receive a
thank you note. The $5 will go into
the highway fund.
v W. S. C S.TLANS SILVER TEA
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Hertford Methodist
Churcht will hold a silver tea on Fri
day, October 26, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A. T. Lane, from 3 to 5.-30
P. M., and from 7 to 10:30 P. M. The
public is cordially invited. -Proceeds
from the tea will be for the benefit
of the W. S. C. S.
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' With just eight days remaining of the biggest vote earning period
- of The Weekly's daily commission circulation drive, workers are catch
. ing the spirit of the competition and are working hard to pile up a big
vote total before the period ends and the votes drop. : .
At the present time no one has a walk-away in this race for $400,
$200 or $100 prizes to be awarded November 17. During the past week
a number of changes were noted in the standing of the contestants, and
the naca has been so oood that these chaneea continued right up to re
ports made Wednesday, and upon
Contestants mngfnnt falter in
ed in the race for the prizes. To slack up now might mean a worker will
be overtaken, and passed by one of the more energetic candidates.
, Here is the standing of the workers, as of Wednesday, The race
is close, and any one of the leading contestants may be the leader before
the end of the week.
Mrs. Tom Cox 1.-- First Place
Mrs. James Wilder -.Second Place
" Mrs. Benton White - Third Place
, Mrs. Joe Towe White - Fourth Place
- Miss Delia Winslow . 'J- - Fifth Place
. Mrs. J. C. Howell . . Sixth Place
' Mrs. Naomi McDonnell
- Miss Julia Weston .
Mrs. Carroll Williams -
' Miss Juanita Davenport .
Mrs. Kermit Lane
Mrs. Emmett Landing --
Quota of $1600 Set To
Erovide Needs of
and This Year
'J ' -,
Hertford Junior Chamber of Com
merce opened its campaign for funds
to Support the Perquimans High
School Band for this year on Wednes
day with a sum of $1,600 set as the
quota for the drive.
This sum was arrived at after sev
eral meetings of the Jaycees commit
tee, 'composed of George Fields, chair
man Talmadge Rose and B. J. Holle
man, and the band committee, com
posed of E. C. Woodard, school prin
cipal and Richard C. David, Band
After reaching a decision new uni
form's for the band members, was the
greatest need of the band for this
year,, the joint committees obtained
prices on 26 new uniforms, for active
members of the band. The uniforms
have been ordered and are exwwtml
to be received in time for the band
a r ... m. . .
Costs of these uniforms will be ap
proximately $1,600, so the budget for
the band drive was set at this amount.
In soliciting funds for the band, the
Jaycees will not conduct a house to
house canvass, nor will business es
tablishments be asked for donations;
however, individuals will be solicited
and are requested to support the band,
and, help the Jaycees provide funds
to build up the local band.
; The joint committees have named
A. W. Hefren, J. Edgar Morris, Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Jackson, Mrs. Fred
Mathews and Mrs. W. C. Cherrv as
solicitors for the town of Hertford,
to. collect donations to the band fund.
number of residents throughout the
county will also be asked to serve
as solicitors, and names of these com
munity workers will be released next
Tie Jaycees plan calls for the fund
raising drive to run three weeks,
inasmuch as the money will be need
ed to pay for the uniforms when they
arrive. 1 ';
Individuals who desire to contribute
to the band fund, and who . are not
contacted immediately by the soljcit
orsro. urged to send donations to any
member of the committee. Receipts
will be issued on all contributions re
ceived. Miss Doris Butt
Weds A. S. Carpenter
The marriage of Miss Doris Butt,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Butt
of Route 3, Hertford, o A. S. Carpen
ter, Jr., of Arlington, Virginia, took
place Friday, October 6, at 5:30 P. M.,
at Fairfax, Virginia.
The bride is a graduate of Perquim
ans High School and is now a register
ed nurse at Gallingers Municipal Hos
pital in Washington, D. C. Mr. Car
penter is a graduate of the Univer
sity of Syracuse, New York and is now
employed by Sound Studios in Wash
ington, D C.
After a wedding trip to Florida,
the couple will make their home in
Darden Vice Chairman
Of Board of Health
A reorganizational meeting of the
District Board of Health was held re
cently with George Halstead elected
as chairman to succeed S. O. Ether
idee. V. N. Darden of Hertford was
named vice-chairman of the Board and
John T. Stevenson was named to fill
the vacancy left by Mr. Etheridge.
Counties comprising the health dis
trict are Perquimans, Chowan, Pas
quotank and Camden.
, which the standing this week is
their work now. or thev may be pass
-. -Ninth Place
Proposed Cloge In Postd Service To
Decerns Effective About November 1st
Sheriff M. G. Owens and Police
Officer Robert A. White apprehended
an escaped convict one mile south of
Hertford on the Harvey Point Road
Wednesday morning at nine o'clock.
The convict, Jack Whitaker. 17, ran
from a work group, from Gatesville
Prison Camp, near Belvidere at three
P. M Tuesday afternoon. The youth
was seen early Tuesday morning by
Robert Elliott, who reported to the
officers the man was walking south
on the Harvey Point Road. When
captured the youth told the officers
he was glad they caught him as he
was tired of running.
Fifteen Cases In
Here Last Tuesday
A varied docket, consisting of 15
cases, was disposed of by the Per
quimans Recorder's Court, in session
here last Tuesday. Testimony given
in several of the hearings consumed
considerable time, and court ran
throughout most of the day.
Charged with speeding, John Brown
and William Kelly, entered pleas of
guilty and each paid the costs of
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case in which Claude Boone,
Negro, was charged" with larceny.
A bond of $15, posted by Edward
Anderson, was ordered forfeited when
Anderson failed to appear to answer
Lillian Riddick, Negro, was found
guilty on charges of trespass and
threatening to burn the house of W.
C. Riddick, Negro. She was sentenced
to jail for 60 days, sentence to be sus
pended upon condition the defendant
not be found on the property of W. C.
Riddick for a period of 12 months.
A fine of $75 and costs were taxed
against Charles Welch, Negro, who
was- found guilty on a charge of as
sault with a deadly weadte.-
William Angler paid a fine of $10
and costs, after pleading guilty to
charges of speeding and failing to ob
serve a stop sign.
Joseph White, Negro, charged with
hit and run, entered a plea of guilty.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $10
Ruth Rayner was fined $25 and
costs after entering a plea of guilty
to driving: without a license.
Clarence Davis and Dudley Byrd,
charged with . being drunk on the
highway, entered pleas of guilty and
each paid a fine of $10 and costs.
Howard Edwards, charged with
failing to observe a stop sign, entered
a plea of guilty and paid the costs
Judgment was continued in the
case of Levy Revells, who was found
guilty on a charge of larceny.
Jonah Whedbee, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of reckless driv
ing. He was ordered to pay the costs
L. N. Rountree Named
To Local Police Joh
At a special meeting of the Hert
ford Town Board, held last Tuesday
night, L. N. Rountree, a resident of
Hertford, was named to fill the vacan
cy on the local police force.
A, number of applications were con
sidered by the Board members, and
after ; much discussion concerning
qualifications of the applicants, Mr.
Rountree was elected to the post
Rountree will succeed W. T. Mil
ler, who is being transferred from
the police department to one of the
jobs at the town plant. .
Week of Prayer
To Be Observed
A week of prayer and self denial
will be observed here from October
25 : through the 31, with the theme
beine. "Jesus The Center." A special
quiet day service will be held at the
Hertford Methodist Church on Wed
nesday , evening, October 24 at 8
The church bell will ring each
morning during the week to remind
residents to take time for special
prayer and meditation.'
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jernigan of
Chesapeake Beach announce the birth
of a daughter, Myra, born October
6, at. the Norfolk General Hospital
Mrs. Jernigan is the former Miss
Lucille White of. Hertford.
PINEY WOODS SERVICES
In the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. Carl Yow, services at the Piney
Woods Church next Sunday at 11 A.
M., o'clock, will be conducted by Louis
Winslow. - , .
Operation of Motor Unit
To Provide Better
W. W. White, Hertford Postmas
ter, has revealed notice from the
Post Office Department of several
changes in local postal service to be
made in the event motor postal ser
vice is installed in this district
Announcement was made in Eliza
beth City last Saturday by S. B. Davis,
superintendent of Postal Transporta
tion for this district, that motorized
postal service will be put into use
between Norfolk and Raleigh on No
The new service will replace the
present Norfolk-Southern Railway
Company service. The highway post
office offers postal service in vehicles
35 feet in length, which resembles
buses. . They are manned by postal
The new methods of transporting
mail bet-ween Norfolk and Raleigh
will service most of the towns and
cities now served by the railroad.
According to the information re
ceived here by Mr. White, the motor
post office will leave Hertford, going
souht at 8:14 A. M., and going north
at 4:20 P. M.
On present schedule, used by the
railroad, the mail leaves here, going
south, at 12 noon, and going north,
at about 2:30 P. M.
Thus under the new system Hert
ford Post Office will receive mail
going north at about 7 A. M., south
bound mail at 8:14 A. M., north bound
again at 4:20 P. M., and south bound
at 4:45 P. M.
This new schedule will offer better
service to patrons of the local post
office, inasmuch as the patrons will
receive mail one day earlier than un
der the present schedule, and will also
be able to send out mail a day earlier.
Rural carriers will leave the post
office a little later than the pres
ent schedule, thus permitting delivery
of mail received here on the day of
The afternoon schedule will als?
speed up the dispatch of mail going
to northern points.
Cent!?! PTA Hears
At Meeting Monday
"Carolina" was the opening song
for the October meeting of the Cen
tral Grammar School PTA meeting,
held last Monday night, at the school
Mrs. John Hurdle gave the devo
tional, followed by a group of boys
and girls, from New Hope, rendering
two musical selections, which were
enjoyed by those present. Minutes of
the last meeting were read by the sec
retary and Mrs. Wendell Mathews read
the President's message and also gave
an interesting report on the institute
held at Greensboro.
The membership chairman, Mrs.
Elijah White, reported all rooms were
approaching the 200 per cent mem
bership goal set for the year. She
stated she believed the goal will be
reached by November 1, with coopera
tion being shown by parents and
Mrs. Elwood White requested all
grade representatives to meet in their
respective rooms at the close of the
meeting for a get acquainted meet
ing. Thomas Maston, principal, reported
6,206 lunches were served by the
school lunchroom during September,
and of these 277 were free lunches.
J. T. Biggers, County Superinten
dent, gave an explanation of the sys
tem of allocation of teachers to
schools. He stressed the point that
teacher allotment is based upon daily
attendance and not on average daily
membership. He urged parents and
teachers, alike, to put forth every
effort to keep up a good daily at
tendance record in order to secure an
adequate number of teachers for the
Mrs. Jack Benton, program chair
man, stated the Woodland community
will have charge of the November
meeting, with Mrs. Moody Harrell,
chairman, assisted by Mrs. Odel
Cartwright and Mrs. John Elmer
Wood, Jr. .
The recreational period was in
charge of Mrs. Eddie Harrell. The
first and second grades, Miss Nell
Wilson, teacher, won the attendance
HUGE SWEET POTATO
BROUGHT TO WEEKLY OFFICE
A "giant" size sweet potato, 19
inches long, and weighing in excess
of two pounds, was brought to the
office of The Perquimans Weekly
Tuesday by D. .M. White, of Route
two. Mr. White stated the unusual
potato .was grown on his farm this
year, and of his crop all were normal
size excepting the one he exhibited