scgr; njr?riS cr.ivii ran service fo
. -t;l By
) y- Vtororsnim
' i c -.action with the
, i .am IlfS. EliSa-
. .1 .trriiry-sr-rnlng,
-tad fty-Kieislt il. G.
Uton, 17, Robert Evans, and
- -yyer, 17, all of Hertford,
n ato custody Sunday mom
-. : "Jf Owens and Police Offi-
-t A. Whitewho had been in.
the robbery nine jt was
1 about 10 o'clock Friday morn-
. rV!cett operates the grocery
'1 i' e corner of Maricet and
i Road -. streets, known t as
j Crocery. i'r-, . "ftl-U.' ;
-orted to Ihe officers on-FH-.Jng
that the money, which
a in a bwold, In a drawer un-
f -nnter .in the store was miss-
. -ng to a report Mrs. Has!
l ad placed the money, along
-me checks, in the drawer on
; the store earlier in the day,
i theft ' was discovered about
-ring, lira- Haskett had left
j . room of the store. In which
a "reoney waa'.deposlted, en several
occr ,jt9 white serving customers.?
SLcdTf Owens reported that confes
sions of the crime have bees obtained.
Ji hearing will be held for the youths
in Perquimans Recorder's Court at the
January 8 term of court.
iWitn a deadline for an armhuce
come and gone, negotiators in the Ko
rean ;? war ' continue their, talks and
t-ome progress Is reported this week.
-lie ground fighting, which slowed up
with the agreesient over , neutral
ment on a complete smristfce by last
week. Slain point ! the talks now
Clans, ' - i- . "
pontics are expected to play big
: part in the news of 182, what wifS a
presidential election scheduled for
. .... .. . . . . .
November. '.: The RepubKcatt party has
thsee announced candidates' In Senator
Robert, Taft, Governor Karl Warren
. and Harold Stassen. L The Democrats
await a decision by President Truman
.and to date there are opinions that he
' will ran again, and some that he will
not rua. Conventions for the selection
of nomuieea are slated for July. -
Two airplane crashes last week cost
tr lives of 54 Americans. One un-
.led plane crashed at Ltttle Val-
' ley, New xoric, killing Z8 passengers
and the second crash ' occurred near
t.o--r.ix- Arizona;' resulting in the
( of 23 persons. O.T.cials of the
CX2 are wvestiarating &e crashes.
"CHa-ton aiurjdll," Prime Minister
(1 C :t Britain, is expected to artive
' 'i country within a few days for
rence with President Truman,
ef Washlnon officials. An
"mts say Churchill will seek
-r Great Britain in con-
n v....i the use of the A-bomb,
; i .5 pw, cash loan for En
" "0K3 TO KTT , -)v
.-s W -e, No. 106, A. P. A
, '"1 1 ;Id,ita regular meeting
y j"Ct at t-e todje room
wvurt House. All memhens are
' tttind and "vbiz Hzzwn
VI 7 ILlllzy Dance
Iktween 70 and 90 couples attended
the New Year's Eve dance, anonsored
by the Garland H. Ownley Post of thef
YFW at Harvey-Point last Monday
night. The committee , in charge of
the event had. decorated the Officers'
Club and favors were handed out at
the door,-to add to the holiday mood.'
- The dance was termed a success by
the, committee which expressed appre
ciation to all who assisted the com
mittee in planning and conducting the
nance. , .'--H:y-:i
The 1952 March of Dimes will open1
in Perquimans County on Monday,
January 14, and continue through the
remainder of . the moriuh, it was re
ported today by Mrs. John T. Bag
gers, who is serving as chairman of
the campaign committee. i
The objective of the 'March of
Dimes this year, Mrs. Bigger said, is
to place the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis on a pay as you go
basis. During the past four years the
increase in polio epidemics has forced
the Foundation ;;, to go into debt to
counteract epidemics, ' "
'An estimated deficit at the end of
1951 is $5,000,000. Thus the 1952
March of Dimes will be mortgaged for
that amount before any money may be
set aside for; scientific 'rerearcb for
contingencies that lie ahead.
The campaign, director revealed
that whereas in - previous years the
average annual incidence of polio was
about 10,000 cases, that figure has
been tripled in the last four, years,
Bringing the annual average to 80,000.
The four-year case total, Mrs. Biggers
said, was 132,000 4nore than air the
polio cases, reported during the "pre
vious' ten years. -.c. .
"'' j"The tfemflidous obligations feiirig
me wauonai rxmndation." Mrs. Biir-
gers said, "have forced us to double
the March of Dimes campaign period.
It -will extend from today throughout
the entire month of January as we
endeavor to raise enough money to
wipe out the 1951 debt and avoid in
curring another for. 1952." :
Mrs. Biggers. reported she is now
enlisting the " aid of volunteers who
will conduct a house to house canvass
for funds ih ; the county during the
drive, to aid in producing the Per
quimans County goal for the March of
The names of these solicitors will
be announced Just as soon as the di.
rector has completed the list for each
neighborhood m the counyt.
Likewise the ouota for Perauimans
for 1952 will be announced within the
next few days.
Home From Korea
; Tom Perry, --son .of Mr., and Mm.
Tom Perry of Hertford arrived home
ort December 2fl after spending 13
months in Korea as a member of the
U. S. Air Force;
Perry will report to a base in New
York after a 80-day furlough with his
The Hertford Grammar School PTA
will meet Thursday night, Januarv
iu, at f . m., m tne school auditor
ium. Mrs. Vf.C Cherry, president.
urges all parents jmd frlenda to at
i'hti". ii wVw.nnnniumf
J r r
clear picture of life aboard ship. Ample recreational f acMties enable
the Touns ofDctrs to know the lighter side of Naw life with tennis
uAourta, swimming pools, bowling alleys, golf courses and dining ana
'.dancing at the Navy Officer's Club available to them and thtur in
I De Issued
'The U. S. Post Office Department
has announced plans to issue a special
3-cent stamp to honor the work of the
nation's 4-H Club members.
According to L. R. Harrill, State
4-H Club leader for the State College
Extension Service, the stamp will
go on sale at Springfield, Ohio, on
Club members in Perquimans Coun
ty who desire first-day cancellations
should send a limited number of ad
dressed envelopes (not more than 10)
to the Postmaster, Springfield, Ohio,
with money order remittance to cover
the. cost of the stamps to be affixed.
An enclosure of medium weight should
be placed in each envelope and the
flap either sealed or turned in. The
outside envelope to the Postmaster
should be endorsed "First Day Cov
The stamp will be arranged hori
zontally and issued in sheets of 50.
The' color wil be green. An initial
printing order of 110,000 has been authorised-
-ii! ' A-'-'v''. '-,
TM.central design of the stamp de-.
picts a group oftjfpicfll farm huildlngs
at the left, while in the center appears
the symbolic four-leaf clover, with the
letter "H" superimposed on each, of
the four leaves, representing," hfead,
heart, hands and health. Directly
beneath this symbol is inscribed "The
Dominating the right side of the de
sign are a teen-age boy and girl, fac
ing the club symbol. In" the lower
left corner of the design the denoml
nation "3c" is shown. IA solid dark
panel forms the top of the stamp in
which appears the wording "To Make
the Best Better." The bottom of the
stamp is also formed by a soHd dark
panel on which appears the wording
"United States Postage."
Crc? Since 1943
Based npon late fall reports from
growers, production of peanuts for
picking and threshing in North Caro
lina is estimated to total 287.5 million
pound for 1951. -This compares with
246.1 million pounds harvested last
year and is the largest crop since
1948 when 347 million pounds were
produced. - ,
Reports indicate that yields from
this year's crop will average about
1,250 pounds per acre, the highest
since 1942 when an average yield of
1,255 pounds per acre was realised
The State averaged 1.070 pounds per
acre In 1950.
This year's harvested acreage, cur
rently estimated at 230,000 acres, is
the same as harvested In 1950.
Display January 4
The new Plymouth cars for 1952
will sro on dismay in dealers' show
rooms i Friday, January; 4, ft was
announced here today by officials of
the ToweJWebb Motoii Company. A
long list of improvements has been
uiuorporaiea m cue new carjt was
announced, and residents' of this area
are invited to eomM?o the locr.l motor
company's howsooms, tq, inspect the
ROTARY MET WEDNESDAY
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
wee'Jy meeting at the Hotel Hertford
W esJay evening,, after suspending
meeu - v during the holidays. ' The
club w.il resume its regular Tuesday
meetuc rxt weeKo-
aiLIARY TO jMLT
. '-Vati Tjaer-tniv AttviHam will
r nitl.t at 8 o'clock it the
-a. James Wilder. - Mrs.
" ' :
, rrciiuent, urges all mem-l
Oil Mill Resumed
Operations On Wed.
The 'Southern Cotton Oil Company,
which suspended operations last No
vember 12, when a majority of its
employees walked out on their jobs in
art effort to force the company to rec
ognizes a union, resumed operations
here last Wednesday morning, it was
announced by C. P. Morris, general
New employees were secured by the
company to fill the jobs left vacant by
the striking workers, this after the
company had invited the workers to
return to their jobs on a given date.
The strikers have had picket lines
patrolling the company property since
they Walked off their jobs last No
vember, and have refused oners to ne
Officials of the Southern Cotton Oil
Company have tendered the striking
employees several offers to end the
shut down but these were refused by
the Workers unless the company first
recognized the union which was at
tempting to organize the workers.
For Auto Liability
The price of liability insurance on
private and commercial automobiles
rose sharply Monday throughout
North Carolina as the first rate in
crease since .November 22, 1948, be
Announcing that he had approved
a rate hike that will add $2,142,000
annually to the cost of liability cover
age, Insurance - Commissioner Waldo
C. Cheek repeated an old warning.
"There can 'be no foreseeable possi
bility that automobile liability insur
ance rates can be reduced until the ac
cident record of the motoring public
4 improves an dthe number of accidents
is reduced," Cheek said. He noted
there were 28,251 automobile accidents
in North Carolina in 1950, compared
with 21,202 in 1949. .
In his announcement, he said he was
approving the rate increases requested
by the North Carolina Automobile
Rate Administrative Office because it
had been "factually demonstrated that
present rates -are Inadequate to pay
The increase was sharp evidence
that automobile insurance rates are
bouncing back up after sliding down
ward for a few years. Approximately
two years ago, on January 9, 1950,
Cheek was announcing a $2,211,000
annual reduction in the liability rates.
Now, he pointed out the new increase
has nearly wiped out that reduction in
its entirety. .:- -r'jC:-
For private passenger automobiles.
the increases approved by the commis
sioner re 7.7 per cent in bodily in
Jury rates and 25.2 per cent in proper-!
ty damage. -
- Rising costs of repairing damaged
cars helped run up the insurance com
panies' v ' losses, but Commissioner
Cheek indicated he was primarily con
cerned about the increase in traffic
Figures which have just been filed
with his office by the National Asso
ciation of Independent Insurers indi
cate, he said, that high rates charged
for policies covering vehicles driven
by anyone under 25 years of age are
more than justified. .
The association reported, Cheek
said, that In North Carolina duringi
1950, it had a loss experience of 121.2
per cent on bodily injury liability for
vehicles- with youthful drivers and'
104.4 per cent for property damage!
coverage on the same class of vehicles.
Hertford's Fire Department answer-!
ed a call at 12 :45 "Wednesday after'
noon to the home of Sgt. Paul Fisher,
where a brush fire at the rear of the
home threatened to set' out of con-
. mm - .iq 1UVIUW flUVJft UJkhhUl IA1BU
ed the blaze which resulted in no dam-
County Tax Listers -Begin
Perquimans Tax listers began their
annual job this week, listing local
property for 1952 taxes, due next year.
A schedule for each tax lister is pub
lished in this week's issue of The
Weekly, and all property owners are
urged to list early in order to avoid
the usual last minute rush.
In addition to taking the property
list, the listers will also take a farm
census, and individuals engaged in
farming are requested to prepare, in
advance, pertinent information need
ed for this project.
Property owners are also reminded
that they must list their property on
or before January 31, or they will face
a penalty for late listing.
"If you work for yourself and are
planning to include your name on the
quarterly social security tax return
you will file in January for your em
ployeesdon't." 'So says J. A. Morri
son, manager of the Norfolk 'Social
Morrison says that many self-em
ployed businessmen who were brought
under social security by the 1950
amendments are under the impression
that they should report their net in
come quarterly in the same manner
that their employees are reported.
That isn't correct. Self-employed peo
pie report their own net earnings
when they make their individual in
come tax returns. '
Everyone who has net earnings of
$400 or more in a year from trade or
business must make the annual self-
employment return and pay the self-
employment tax. A form for making
the return will be included with the
income tax forms.
Although self-employed people do
not make returns until early in 1952,
it was stated that they will receive
social security credit' for fiiei? ; 2951
earnings just as dor eiripltfyeea xfcose
wages are reported quarterly by their
A booklet, "Do You Work For Your
self ?" explaining old-age and surviv
ors insurance as it applies to people
who are self-employed, may be ob
tained free at the Norfolk office.
; A practically new 1951 Ford was
completely destroyed Sunday night
about 9 o'clock on the Beach Springs
Road about 3.5 miles west of Hertford
when it ran off the road, overturned
and caught on fire.
State Patrolmen B. R. Inscoe and
B. P. Weaver, who investigated, re
ported that Merril James Layden of
Route Two, Hertford, was driver of
the car and he was thrown out of the
vehicle and into a ditch of waiter as
the car careened out of control. Lay
den, who was headed toward Belvidere
at the time of the accident, told the
officers that he was meeting a car
that failed to dim its lights which
caused him to run off the road and
lose control of. the car.
The Ford had Idas than 1,000 miles
on the speedometer. All that was
left of the car were two tires, which
did not burn. ;
(Laydert received minor scratches and
was dunked in the ditch.
f No information ort the car wh?ch
blinded Layden could be secured. No
charges were preferred.
County Board To
Meet Next Monday
. The Perqupimans County Board of
Commissioners will hold its regular
January meeting in the Court House
on Monday, January 7, it was an
nounced here today. , " .. .
- The Board of Education will hold its
regular meeting on next ' Monday
night, beginning at 7:30 o'clock,' in the
office of the superintendent of schools.
Recorder's Court ;
In Recessesday ; 7 k
Perquimans County Recorder's court
was in recess on Tuesday of this week
in observance of the New Years holi
day. All cases. listed on the docket
were set for hearing at the January
8th term of court. 1 . ' '
Sgt. and Mrs. H.'B. Miller announce
the birth of a son,' Michael Benton,
born December 18, at Chowan Hospit
al Mrs. Miller is the former Miss
Wreck Here Sunday
Court to Convene Qn4
January 28 For Two
' ' '
A jury list, composed of sixty ftsi
dents of Perquimans County, has been
drawn by the Board of County Com
missioners to serve as jurors during
the two weeks of civil court to be
held here during the weeks from Janu
ary 28 to February 4, inclusive, it was
announced today by J. W. Ward, clerk
to the board.
The first list, consisting of 30 jur
ors to serve during the regular term
beginning January 28, include Howard
Copeland, J. P. Ohesson, Sr., Joe P.
White, Robert E. Winslow, James El
bert Jordan, George G. Winslow, Her
sey E. Gregory, Jerry Stokley, R. L.
Spivey, J. R. Joliff, H. D. Elliott, Er
nest A. Spdvey, Elihu Lane, Corprew
Reed, Mrs. Claude Winslow, G. C.
Buck, Henry Frank Ward, Thomas
Perry, C. P. Skinner, Herbert C. Bar
clift, Elmer G. Banks, ; Heribert J.
Winslow, Lewis Eaves, Charlie L.
Dail, Clinton R. Perry, George A.
White, Thomas Mathews, I. C. Butts,
Linwood Lamb, Joe Leyden.
For the special term of civil court,
which will convene on February 4, im
mediately following the regular term,
the jury list includes Howard E. Long,
Fred T. Mathews, Branning T. Wins
low, Mrs. Selma Proctor. C. P. Morris.
Mrs. Mabel Banks, Joseph C. Layden,
Sidney Stallings, Janie Thatch, C. N.
Trueblood, Mrs. Esther Perry King,
Edward Jordan. Ernest W. White.
Walter W. White, Charlie N. Winslow,
Lofton Dail, J. G. Robbins, W. M.
Rogerson, Emmett Long, Earlie Good
win, J. D. Chappell, N. W. Chappell,
Jack L. Wilson, Sidney T. Layden,
Calvin Mansfield, Sr., Thomas R.
Winslow, Ralph Proctor, David R.
Trueblood, Lee R. Wilson and Horace
The two weeks term of court is ex
pected to help greatly in clearing the
docket of civil cases in the Perquim
ans Superior Court For the past few
years only a few civil actions have
been heard during the mixed term of
court held here,' and the local Bar As
sociation petitioned for a special term
of court, in addition to the regular
one week term, as a mesf dispos
ing of a number of cases which nave
been on the docket for a long period
Perquimans High School basketball
teams will resume play, following the
holi(.ys, here Friday night when the
Indians and Squaws meet the girls and
boys from Elizabeth City.
The preliminary game between the
girls will start at 7:30 and the boys
contest will follow immediately.
The Perquimans girls will be out for
their second victory over the Lady
Jackets, and Coach Elide Fearing's
Indians will he gunning for revenge
of a defeat handed them in a game
played earlier at Elizabeth City.
On next Tuesday night the Perquim
ans teams will play in the Albemarle
Rural Conference when they play the
boys and girls of Central High School
on the local floor.
Winners in the Junior Chamber of
Commerce Christmas decoration con
test were announced this week by
Francis NJxon, chairman of the com
mittee in charge of the project
Mr. Nixon stated the judges had a
hard time making final decisions as to
the winners, what with the great
amount of interest shown in the con
test, and the beautiful and artistic de-.
siams bv the mnnv nntrfoo.
Judged as first. prize winner was
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Silas M.
Whedbee. Second place was won by
Mr. and MrV Kelly White and third
place went to Mn. Baker Wood Hon
orable mention awards were given to
Mr. and Mrs. K. XJ. Woodard and Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Elliott , .
SHEILA ELIZABETH (WINSLOW
Funeral services for ISheite Eliza
both Winslow, four-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs; George Winslow, who
died at the home of her parent on
December 19 of burns suffered when
she fell into a tub of boiling water,
were conducted at the Piney Woods
Friends Church on December 20 by
the Rev. Mrs. Bertha White and the
Rev. Price. ' .
'Surviving besides the parents are
one sister, Georgia Kay, and the pa
Indians And Squaws
City Teams Friday
ternal grandparents, . Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvia Ann Layden. .
Thomas K. Winslow. VA. V