v. r L .via .,o. "L -rticrd, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 7. 1951." 5 Cents Per Copy p. a ) I L"b-L 0 pen To'ltcs- cf Town And A contorts trt stimulate' intArenfc tn Jlhtirj K.i decorating of homes for tne Lhr.imas season will be conducted by tha Hertford Junior Chamber of - Commence for residents of Hertford and Perquimans Cfltnty, it was an nounce i today by. Francis Nixon, chairman of the committee in charge c iae arrangements. - tlr.:' Nixon stated,' "the Christmas season isfast approaching vand the Jayc; ia are anxious to' have everybody loin la xta contest for promoting bet ter and more attractively lighted and decorated homes. Residents of both (he town and conn, ty are Invited to Join with, their neighbors In this friendly movement to say Merry Christmas with an at-1 4U.J.4.4wAlM li-Ai iWjUJ 'Local judges trill decide the three winners who will receive prises to be . awarded by the. Jaycees. All residences of Hertford will-be included in the Judging, but residents of the county, who desire to enter the contest, are asked to obtain entry blanks from B. J. Holleman or Francis Nixon, in order that the Judges will know def initely the county residences to be in cluded in the judging. ' The winners of the contest will be -decided upon with the judges select ing the lighting and decorations judg ed to be the best from the standpoint of originality and artistic arrange ment. 'Folders with helpful hints on dee orations may be obtained free at Marshall's or S and M, through the .MiHlAan .il.ik TaiMUn - The Christmas decorating contest is one that ia -carried on in many cam - 1.4. !L . si. " 1 1 has not been .attempted here in re cent years, bat the Jaycees are hope-( rui tne response tor entries in ine contest will show sufficient Interest the affair will be planned annually. The three prizes to be awarded for tfhe best decorated homes will be first : prize $ 10 in merchandise. 2nd, tS in maiwfiantiaa and thlni. s2.Rfl In mar. ehandise.. : - . . XLO' Cease Are talks in Korea this week lagged as UN and Communist offi cials sparred over the important issue of supervision of Korea after an arm istice. This ' point is expected to cause considerable trouble because, If -accepted, it will permit UN Inspection behind Communist lines, r I m warauiii. l . Communists do not permit elsewhere. Only agreement reached thus far on "Korea is where the truce line will be located... A Congressional committee is con tinuing Its investigations of alleged Irregularities within ,r the Internal Revenue Department. A' witness at the hearing this week rported an at tempt to "shake him down" for half million dollars. . , The witness, Abra nam TJtetbwim, of Chicago, stated he was approached by two men who .Claimed u represent wie oeparcmenv. North Carolinians are buying fire works, arrarently from Virginia and mail order houses, despite a State law which pro:..Its the purchasing, own ing, selling, manufacture or shooting of same; it was reported fromKiA this week. The rtrort followed a t Jy which toc't four lives near .... '.2szx on tlT when a youth fired a cap pistol ..:cV exploded a gasoline tank trttE. ,, , .' -k Inrv Tsieral law which reauires prc:::,:,.;.u ramblers to purcnase a tax stanro has resulted In 7,773 stamps J " - r It w;s ronea item l Tv7e " s y. The law, pc : " j f. :.n cities over t '. ' 1 t...ry rr.'.":rs o T o: s" ma j ' SSr.ZSZ v!.iJi is available to locali1" the Georgia line. i jr e.orc;-unt ts.tCicir,.,r , ; n jy s here t' s r t' r it fori, o? t wis It: t 'a tf t' t ito r 7 17 i'l c . " i on 1 " 7 I ' .' ; ' f ' f; " l I . mm ' - --ii-i-i-iirinnriinfinAJWuxfL PUIS Junior Class To Present Play ' The Junior Class of ' OPerquimans High School will present a three-act comedy, "Don't Barken My 'Door," in the school auditorium, on Wednesday night, December 12, at eight o'clock. , The plot concerns the "troubles of two young couples, whose romances are breaking up because of .the in fluence of a young author's novel; but this author by a. cleverly contrived plot and the help of two maiden ladies and a bachelor uncle sees to it that harmony is restored and true love tri umphs over all obstacles. , ' " Members of the cast for the play are Nonie Lou Lane, Kay Stanton White, 'Billy Chappell, John Holmes, Mabel Martin Whedbee, Emily Anne Sumner, Ruth Dawson and Vernon White The. play is directed by Miss Louise Hines and Mrs. , Louis Stal ling. " Gjj:ctbIta$GilTo Pressed Extension OfU.S.RG3tei;o.13 Hertford is joining with cities from Elisabeth City down into South Caro lina in protesting a new U. S. north- south highway route which is believed will not create new travel business but rather divert travelers from U. S. 17. The seriousness of the situation was called to the attention of official last week when Henry Callahan, trav eling field representative of the Ocean Highway Association, conferred with a number of Hertford officials and business concerns. . Mr. Callahan' stated that the Ocean Highway ha& spent a great deal of money ..and worked diligently to build up and maintain the Ocean Highway as one or tne principal north-south arteries, and that while the Associa tion will not oppose any section in getting out , and working up a new route, it did 'Hot consider infringe ment by the' newly proposed exten-i smb of Route 13 just right. It Is proposed to divide the traffic near Little Creek, divert it Inland and then run it over the Ocean Highway for 'about thirteen miles, shift' it in land again and carry it through Lum- berton into South Carolina, stopping at somewhere about Marion," jualla- han said." "Now, if the proponents will go north, drum up more traffic and move it south and back over their own route, we could not complain," the Ocean Highway representative said. Mr. Callahan said the Ocean High way is gaining on U. S. 1 and 301, and that No. IS srtanainn in hnTdlv fASRi. uw uver uie rp ox nnw it wuuiu be routed in many areas, that the roads would be torn to pieces under the heavy traffic, and taiat millions of dollars would be required to con ditlon' them for heavy traffic He also stated that the Ocean Highway will carry its case before .the proper authorities, but that the support of the towns affected, by the proposed diversion of traffic will be necessary. r The proposed extension of Route No. 13 has been endorsed by officials in a goodly number of counties and towns in this and other states. Extension of U. S. Highway 13 was authorized last week by the American Association of State Highway urn cials, according to unofficial informa tion. However, No. 13 is being ex tended only as far south as Windsor at the present time, according to the unofficial report. 'No. 13, beginning! in New England, is being, extended from its " present southern terminuB at Bowers Hill, just west of Norfolk, I TtflnjlarftM manna 4 wrtll fim a 4IaJ fi uiuovt. w uoig av nut autiu jmv- tion with U. S, 17. From Bowers E1U it takes U. S. Routes 58 and 460 to Suffolk, thence over Virginia 87 to the North Carolina line, and on to Windsor via Winton and Ahoskle ever N. C. 97. Signs, marking the new No. 13 .ex tension are to be put up as soon ai possible. 'Nothing was said about ex- tending No. 13 on south to a point 'Following a discussion last Monday between the County Commissioners, fheriff II. G. Owes and DeKnqr-r.t Tax Collector Lirt. Jean White, a pun of action, was mapped out to irui collection of delinquent taxes in Itr- a'rimans. TL.e Delinquent Tax Collector has it i'l s who owe taxes on per- and s B ,;on v. I te ry.a 7. to anc-'vt x r " r '1 ty January 1, 1ZZ2, w ; r it'll .1 iri' ". Qc& Ccii Frd Light Docket In Re? corder's Court On j Tuesday , ; Thomas Crockett, ft -Marine Serg eant, charged with reckless driving in connection with a 'fuck-school bus wreck, which occurred Thursday af ternoon of last week, at the -inter section Of- Routes 17 and N. C. 37, was found not guilty of the charge by Judge uhas: E. Johnson in record er's court here Tuesday. Judge John son ruled the matter was a civil one, in which he thought the truck driver was at fault, but he found no evidence of criminal violation. The school bus, driven by Steve Perry, was damaged considerably, but none of the 12 chil dren aboard the bus was injured, Costs of court were taxed against Walter Fred and Bennie White? both of whom entered pleas of guilty to charges of speeding. Oscar Oliver, also charged with speeding, entered a plea of guilty and paid a fine of $10 and costs of court. Guy Cash, charged on two counts of issuing worthless checks, entered pleas of guilty. Me was ordered to reimburse Ed Overton the sum of f 15.19 and pay the costs of court. Henry Ormond, Negro, was taxed with the costs of court on a charge of failing .to dim the lights of his car. 'Hoke Eason, Negro, charged with failing to observe a stop Bign, enter ed a plea of guilty and paid ithe costs of court 'Pasco Berine, charged with speed ing, failed to appear for trial, and his bond was ordered forfeited. Primas White, Negro, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of larceny .of $100 from Holly SpeUman, and to charges of possession and transport ing whiskey. , He was ordered to pay Snellman 3100 and nay ithe costs or court in both cases. Prayer for judg ment was continued Upon settlement of the judgment. , . I ForSatafcyP.f! A nominating meeting for Per quimans County's Community Produc tion and Marketing Administration committees will be held at the Agn culture Building In Hertford on Sat urday afternoon, December 8, starting at 2:30 o'clock, it was announced to day by W. E. White, secretary to the countv committee. ' Groups from each commund in the county are urged to attend this meet ing for the purpose of nominating community committeemen for each community, and selecting delegates to the county convention who will in turn elect the county committee. , - The election will be held on De cember 13 and the delegates will hold their county convention on December 14 and elect the county committee men. ' ' . v Those who will be nominated and elected as community committeemen will plan a very vital role in the ad ministration of the Perquimans Coun ty PMA programs, Mr. White said. ' : IPeraoiM with an interest in farm programs in the county are urged to attend the meeting Saturday, 'ine meeting, will be open for questions by any farmer interested in any ox the various' farm programs, and it is felt If the farmers are thoroughly ac quainted witH the programs it will be of benefit to them as wen as the onnntV. , ,v. - County and local -committees handle the administration of the (Federal Government's acreage allotment and marketing quota ' program. - Import ant to Perquimans farmers is the ad ministration of the peanut and cotton control programs. Decrease . In Peanut Acreage Announced - The Agriculture Department this week announced a 1952 production control program calling for harvest of 6u0.000 tons of peanuts for sale as nuts. Farmers will be free to grow! additional amounts for livestock feed and for sale for conversion - mto oil, although prices for these will be eon s' Jerably lower than those at which tl.e department will support prices far nuts grown for eating, f The program set a national plantingl allotment or 1 ,673,1 0Z -acres for edible f inuts. This compares with 1,806, "7 teres alloti 1 for te ISn crop. . ,..a, acreaT9 allofcnet fr e.ble r anuta in Kit Jt Carolina was set at 1""),423 for 1C2, as compared with ior nut carreni year, m reuuv- 3 xi n,r : sres, or s; fitly less ToRc:!!3StO:jsOn QForLunclirooms Building: Program Re viewed At Meeting 1 L Held Monday Night Members of the Perquimans Board of education met in regular session here last Monday night and considered 8 number of matters pertaining to the school program for the remainder of hiB school year. It was voted that public school music . instruction will be offered at Perquimans High School, Hertford and Central Grammar Schools during the second semester of the year. Mrs. Charles E. Johnson was named as in structor. Classes will be conducted at each school one day each week, j 'After some discussion of the cost of milk being supplied to school lunch rooms, the Board voted to call for b1ls on milk to be supplied, and at least three distributors will be. asked to submit bids on prices for milk to bri supplied the lunchrooms, beginning ad soon as bids can be received and considered, The Board voted to authorize the ssfle of the Bay Branch school, located ih'Belvidere .township, which was sold at public auction several weeks ago. Superintendent J. T. Biggers advis ed the Board that he has been inform ed the Navy Department will pay for damages sustained to a county school bus in an accident which occurred. No vember 29, at the intersection of Routes 17 and N. C. 37. Forms for filing claims for the damages have been received by the superintendent , A financial report, given by the su perintendent, revealed funds available in the Capital Outlay Fund, will just about be sufficient for payments out standing on the construction of the buildings erected and now being com pleted under the Board's building pro gram. - - .Mr. Biggers advised the Board con tractors state work on all projects will b completed by the middle of Janu ary. .No action was taken by the Board in regards to insurance on several of, the school buildings, although the fHaatd did discuss this matter at some tehgth. An -estfcwHe supplied- the Board showed valuation, for insuie!! gr "; .-vi' i.' i-fiu: Ihe boys purposes, of the school buildings amounted to $817,000. LocdraChepter Plen Organization For School Program The Perquimans chapter of the N. C. Educational Association will con duct a meeting here on Thursday night, December 13, for the purpose of attempting to perfect an organiza tion to Assist in working out an edu cational program to be presented to the next General Assembly, aimed at keeping North. Carolina among the top states in providing educational fa cilities and equipment for state schools. ' The local meeting was called by Mrs. Hannah F. Holmes, president of the Perquimans . unit of "NCEA, who announced the meeting will be held at the Court House starting at 7:30 o'clock:' -- . Various leaders and officers of civic clubs have been issued invitations to attend and all persons interested in schools and the: school system are urged to - come to the meeting and lend assistance with the organization. The movement , here Is part of a state-wire program, as similar meet' ings will be held and' organizations formed in every county in North Ca rolina, Mrs. Holmea stated. Assistant Agent Approved By Board Claude Ruiter, 26, was tentatively approved to fill the position as as sistant County Agent in Perquimans, by members of the Board of County Commissioners at their meeting last Monday. Buiter will begin his duties here on January 1, if his records, now being studied, meets with ithe approv al of the officials of the Extension Service. ' Mr. Suiter studied animal husband ry at State College, under the Ex tension Service, and Is recommended by the professors at State College. " He will succeed Earl Topping as assistant agent Topping resigned last month to accept a similar position in Johnston County. , EASTTr.N STAR TO MEET The Hertford Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will hold its regular meeting next Monday, night, Decem ber 10, at 8 o'clock at the lodge rooms. - All members are urged to be prCa,..w , .. County Commissions Start Action To Ou:!d Action To Agriculture Butting County TB Seal Sales Reach Total Of $404 "Residents of Perquimans County are showing wonderful response to ward the appeal for funds in the an nual TB seal sale camaign," J. A. Leete, chairman of the drive, reporpt ed today. He announced a total of $404.05 had been contributed toward the county quota, and with this show ing it can be expected the local quota will be met by the deadline on De cember 24. The chairman urged all individuals who have received TB seals and who have not mailed in contributions to Use the self-addressed envelnn tn send in their donations immediately. He pointed out the drive wil come to a close on Christmas, but the commit tee is hopeful all returns will be made prior to that date. The results obtained thus far equals about one-third of the county quota and the committee is gratified with this response in the first eleven days of the campaign. Perquimans Cagers Divide Bill With Elizabeth City (Perquimans High School's baskeC ball teams opened their current sea son last Monday night at Elizabeth City, with the Indian Squaws winning a 36-19 victory while the boys lost a 47-35 decision. It was the first game for the Indians, who had had verv little practice and the showing made promises a fine season for the local boys and girls. In the preliminary game the Per quimans girls, led by Margaret Sy- mons, .tallied 15 points, had little dif ficulty in defeating the Elizabeth City sextet. Ihe Squaws grabbed an 11-5 lead in the first period and led 20 to 7 at half time. In the third period the Squaws moved to a 30-10 margin and coasted to victory in the final quarter. Marvina White scored 10 points for Perauimans and M. Wina- boys' contest ended up, as a thriller, but a big advantage the Yel low Jackets piled up in the first half was too much for the Indians to over come. The Jackets moved into a 16 to 2 lead in the first period and led 22 to 8 at half time. Led by John Morris and Tommy Sumner, who scored 12 and 10 points, the Indians started to close the gap in the second half and trailed by a 38 to 16 score at the" start of the final quarter. The Indians had their best. juui.wi( auv iiiuiauo uau biicii ucoii period in th fourth, acorinir 16 noints while Elizabeth City was held to seven. ... "v Coach Ellie Fearing started Sum ner and Williams at forward, Thatch at center and Walker and Morris at guards, Wulf, Duling and. Towe. also saw action in the game and gave ex cellent accounts of themselves. ' The Indians and 'Squaws played the South Mills boys and girls in a double header here last Wednesday night with the local teams winning both contests in an easy fashion. Led by Marvina White, who scored 24 points, the Squaws won their game by a 51-26 margin. Ben Thatch and Tommy Sumner sparked the Indians to a 50-36 vic tory over the South Mills boys. Coach Fearing used his entire squad in this game, and ail the boys gave- nne ac counts of themselves. County Youth -Wins $150 Scholarship Bobby Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of Belvidere. has been awarded a $150 scholarship for win ning third place in a state-wide essay contest conducted by the ? Dellaway Foundation, it was announced here today. Smith used as the title for his essay, "The Farmer's Pant In Keeping American Democracy Strong." Young Smith will be a guest of the Foundation at Its annual convention to be held in Charlotte. He Is atitive in 4-H and FPA work in the county and was State 4-H Health King this year. New Now Town Tacrs On Sale Here Town Clerk W. G. Newby announc ed this week that the town automo bile license tags have arrived here and are now on sale at the Town Office. The deadline for. purchasing the 1951 tags, which are of new colors, red and white, and which are required of all car owners residing in Herb ford is February 1, after which date any motor vehicle owner in Hertford not displaying the tag is subject to prosecution. Mr. Newby urges ' all car owners to purchase their tags at oncel""'. f ' " - " r- Board Voices Opposition To Any Change Of Highway Routes Acting on a request made by a committee representing the County FHA"'organization, the Board of Com missioners, meeting here last Mon day authorized E. L. Morgan to se cure plans for the enlargement of the Agriculture Building to provide room for housing the FHA in that building. The committee, which was composed of Milton Dail, 'Sr., E. L. Morgan, I. C. Yagel, F. A. McGoogan and Floyd Mathews reported to the Commission ers there is a possibility Perquimans will lose the FHA organization to an other county unless office space is provided at the Ag building. The Commissioners advised the group the county will be unable to construct the addition during the pres ent fiscal year, because the budget has already been allocated, but the Board favored the project. Cost of the project was estimated between $3,000 and $3,500. On motion passed a special meet ing of the Board was called for Mon day, December 17, at which time the Commissioners will meet with the county tax listers for the purpose of instructing the listers in the duties of listing property for 1952 taxes, and the taking of a farm census. The Board was also advised bv the Chief Justice of ithe State a special term of civil court has been arranged for .Perquimans County, to convene on February: this special term of court will follow immediately after the reg ular one-week January term. Ueing advised of a movement aimed at diverting tourist traffic off of U. S. Highway 17, by the creating of a new . Route 13, running from Little Creek, Va., to Suffolk; on down through Gates, Hertford, Martin and Bertie Counties, thence on into 'South Caro lina, the Board went on record as being opposed to any change in high way routes, as proposed by the cre ation of a new north-south route 13. OPWClLbKetLast fitr- At Winfd The Perquimans Business and Pro fessional Women's Club met at the Winfall Community House Friday night, November 30, for its dinner meeting when the Ladies of the Park ville Ruritan Club served a turkey and ham menu. Miss Hulda Wood, president, wel comed Mrs. Emily T. Harrell, a new member, and presided over the busi ness session when the group decided - o ' to help a needy family as its Christ. mas project. Miss Audrey Umphlett ana miss xseii wiison were asxea to serve on the investigating commit tee..' The members voted to contribute money for the following: Buy a Bond for the Christmas Seals Drive, to the Boy Scout Troop to help defray ex penses on the Hut; and to the State International Relations Chairman to ward expenses 'of a British Club wo man to be the guest of the North Carolina Federation at the National Biennial Convention when it meets in Boston, Massachusetts next July. Miss .Wood announced a Dutch Auc tion would be held at the Christmas meeting on December 14, when it will be held in the home of Mrs, Alice M. Towe, on Old Neck Road, in addition to the exchanging of gifts. Miss Claire Hunter will be in charge of the program.- Mrs. Ann A. Nowell, Civil Defense Chairman, presented a timely pro gram on 'Survival Under Atomic At tack," and gave suggestions for alert ness in case of an emergency. Mrs. Lois A. Stokes gave a read ing on "Thanks Someone a message to the unknown Samaritan who saved his buddie's life." Mrs, Dora T. Riddick concluded the program with some of her humorous and original poems. Annual FFA Banquet Held Thursday Night The Perquimans Chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual father and son banquet at the Perquimans High School lunchroom on Thursday night of this week. Among special guests were members of the Perquimans Board of County Commissioners.. . . . . County Ruritans At District Meeting - iDnaniii'Mnna a"1... - .U sented at the District Meeting of Ruritan Clubs, held Thursday , night; a vcntrai uign sscnooi, near JEiizaoevn City. Representatives from the New Hope, Belvidere, Parkville and Hert ford Rurtn 'Clubs attended the sup per and i-ovliig. "