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Hertford, Pcrquiman3 County, North C&rciina, Friday, January 25, 1952.
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. :c:l,Term Is Set For
rliy to Clear Calen
, Perquimans County Recorder Court
wag in a day long session Iter last
Tuesday clearing a calendar consisting
t i 2 cases of a varied nature.
T.ecorder's Court will be in session
.in on Friday in a special term in
der to recess next "Tuesday - -while
. . penor Court is in session.
Five defendants Robert Nixon,'
Holly Roth, Irving Dubadt, Ann Har-i
greaves and Anthony Zales,' entered
pleas of guilty" to charges of speed
ing and each paid the costs of court.
Ji.i&n Hendricks was found guilty
on a charge of driving drunk. He was
ordered to pay fine of $150 and
Costa. He appealed the Judgment to
the Superior t-ourt.
1 Earl Everett, Negro, plead guilty to
charges of hit and run and failure to
report an accident. He paid a fine of
335 and costs of court. .
, Clifton Welch, Negro, charged with!
assaulting Chick Burnett, was found
guilty and ordered to pay the costs of
court , v ' .'..'.:-; !
m a a.- .mi '
-- ureenwooa wetcn, Negro, paid tne
costs of court on a charge of failing
to dim the lights of hfe car.
Uohn . Whidbee, Negro, entered a,
plea of guilty .to a charge of reckless
driving and paid a fine- of I 10 and
'Costs of court, -..a.;-,;; v:.,..
- Luke Bowe, (Negro, was fined $2 and
costs of court after pleading 'guilty to
a charge of being drunk in a public
place. ' '
William Clearer. Nesrro. was fined
$10 and costs on a charge of driving
a car with improper muffler. I
. Sammie Sutton entered a plea of
guilty to driving a car with improper j
muffler and : paid a fine of $10 and
costs. - -
" A motion for non suit was granted
in the case in which Jack KeeJ was
charged with v obtaining money. , from '
x. J. Bass under false pretense-H-
A Terdict of guilty was returned in,
thw'case f-Jack eolcSvged witfl
using profanity vv ' the , streets of
Hertford, Me was :;.fined . $10 and
.costs. i .'
Judgment was Continued In the
case in which John Roberta, Freddie
Lee and John White, all Negroes, were
charged with mutual assault Tne dV
fendants entered pleas- of kguflty. , j
Six months road sentences were
suspended in the cases in which Lem-i
uel Boone and ' Luke Bqrkef Negroes,!
entered pleas of guilty to charges of
stealing a number of bushels of corn
from E.. J. McKee. . The defendants
wwre arrested by Sherifl M. G. Owens,
who investigated the case. They were
ordered to pay fines' of ISO each and
costs of court and pay E. J. McKee
for bis corn.
, Fred Harvey, Negro,' was taxed with
the costs of court after entering a
plea of guilty to a charge of failing to
observe, a stop sign.
In a ease in which three Negroes,
Joseph Gordon, Wilson Harvey and
Jamet flWnnir, "were charged with
mamtfaeturing non tax paid, whiskey,,
a motion for non suit was granted in
enrards to Skinner but It: verdict of j
guilty was ; returned against Gordon
and Ilarvey. TTiese wo defendants
were ordered to pay fines of $50 and
the cods of court , i -
"I m '' m
' ! '.r to hurry up and get
s i teg c ime from the De
1 cf L-otor Vehicles this week,
rear's --plates become invalid at
I tt tie 80-day grace period
vairy 1 ''i? v' i
Ccmn-r-ioner I C Rosser
re t- i only 5D0.OO0 new
. i wi-T r Ur 600.000 to
i the ioSa..": jiearmg, nio-j
i- going, to tve to hurry.??
I C. 9 rush of lait minute h:y-
e 1 l tc'f nave been on s-a
the tts since " De-n-
- i llcca p!a4 is it 7 is
. t J j:ar and it is to t stach
" 1 s. 3 r:r cf the vehicle-' . -
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t ct 1S51 county taxes rose
' t 4" e months of Cecem
f -oriing to C T
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Dink Officers Elected
i 'Directors and officers for the HerU
ford Banking Company were elected at
a meeting' of the stockholders, held
at the bank on Tuesday of this week.'
, During the stockholders' meeting R.
M. -Riddick, W. H. Hardcastle, Dr.!
T. P. (Brinn, W. F. C. 'Edwards, Chas.
E. Johnson and J. W. Ward were elect
ed as directors for the bank.
At a meeting of: the "directors the
following officers were named: presi
dent, R. M. Riddick;. vke president, Dr.
T: P. Brinn; vice president and cashier,'
W. H. Hardcastle; assistant cashiers,
G. R. Tucker and R. I Stevenson, and
chairman of the board, IW. F. C. Ed
wards..,' . yitvvv-
President Truman addressed Con
gress again this week, presenting the
proposed budget for the fiscal year
beginning next July. The budget was
a whopper biggest peacetime expen-
J-1 , Al- - l.i. - J.X..I
10K9.K5 r..r.roof -tiaW asi. aAtt i
go to the military, some 61 bulions;lof the '?ei?rd i Police Department
21 billions will be spent for national
Kovemment activities and some 10 bil-
lions will be spent on foreign aiL110c1.wf dei 1 f "iall crime wave.
q Af i ad rmn-M. ii moBc-era It is known two suspects have been
was mixed, but concensus of opinion
appears to be the budget was exces-i"1 lwo ol lue ous"iess esiaiDiisnmenis,
'vA'a.ni. win iv lhi-(. lu-for flnnilibt as yet no warrants have been
approval. X - ,
The office of Collector of Internal
Revenue at Greensboro reported this
week some 25,000 North Carolinians
have refund checks awaitinsr them at.
the tax office. TO
payment of the refunds had been held
up because the citizens had moved
and left no forwarding address, or the
j no n - i. . 1 l ilI. I
tax office was unable to locate them.
Governor W. Kerr Scott returned to
Raleigh this week from an ocean
cruise, and as was expected endorsed
ths candidacy of Hubert Olive in the
race for Governor. Scott told news
men he expected State office holders,
...i. i- i. .1 " .a. . J . . ' l
whom ,hr had-tcsomted, to support
Mr. OliveT "but that he, personally
will not make a tour in behalf of the
' A storm-enveldped airplane crash
ed into a small apartment building at
Elisabeth, N. J., last Tuesday, killing
at least 24 persons, including former
Secretary of War Robert Patterson.!
be in trouble at the time of the crash.
r.Torc f 'crmd Age In
Sck::!s Of State
Distribution of children by age and
grade for both white and Negro pub
lic schools in North Carolina is much
better today than was true during pre
ceding years. .
This fact is clearly shown by a tab
ulation of enrollment by under age,
normal age and oyer age, at five-year
intervals from- 1924-25 to 1949-50.
Normal age is defined as: ages 6 and
7 for grade 1, tges 7 and 8 for gradeJ
2, ages 8 and for grade 8, and so
on to ages 17 and 18 for grade 12.
Under age are, those under ihese re
spective ages-when so -graded, and,
over age those more tnan. tnese re-i
overagenes. and rJt t Board Oiairmail
normal agtf for their grade for thosei
enrolled in 19491850 than for any pre
ceding year. Ia other words, the
trend is definite in this direction in the
ase of toth w? ". and Negro students.
The "perct; f under age in the
case of w'.ite
'ils has been down-
ward sine 1Z
been an ypwai
Vhen the en
3. In cc of ,
elementary anu Ugh ch'
gen'l trends obtain, L
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"1 to 12-year .-
IIcs irar Gliden
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reached snch 1
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'eterm'Ted oriHn tJ
he hor g of Irvin Ke!
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crcerting some psiOi
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Authorities Continue In
vestigation of Small
t Crime Wave
'"'Another Hertford store wasfCroken
into on Thursday night of last week,
and the latest robbery netted ...r.fuA
thieves a total of $172.68, it was re
ported by Sheriff M. G. Owens.
The robbery last week was that of
the Grocery Sales Company, operated
by J. P. Perry. .. ; . . .
Hertford folice discovered the front
door of the store broken early Friday
morning, and later an investigation
by Mr. Perry revealed cash totaling
$172.58 bad ceen taken from a hiding i
place witnin the store. Mr. Perry
reported jewelry placed in a nearby
unlocked safe was not disturbed.
The robbery of the Grocery Sales
Company was the eighth in a series
of break-ins or attempted break-ins
- ongriff M. G. Owens and members
l vu,,,, uYwSauu u me
wbb.eries-whlch ha en termed by
.suctioned in regardVto the entering:
drawn charging the suspects with the
crime. .v.- .'..-
k The breaking and entering wave be
gan on Friday night, January 4, when
.the office of the Towe Oil Company
was entered, the Murray Motor Farts
On next Tuesday
an attempt to enter the M. J. Gregory ,
Storf was made. Later reports were
made that break-ins occurred at Hert-
tn-rA ItSimitnm f n nnA 4T11nwa11
ford Furniture Co., and Hollowell
Small sums- of cash were taken
when the Hertford Motor Company
office and the service station operat
ed by Glenn Mathews were entered. A
check show the only losses sustained
were at Grocery Sales Co., Murray Mo
m. ... nmuk,. ,r . - j a sr i . ,m.. ....
tor ftMt; : Hertford" Motor4 Co., anrj
Glenn Mathews. -'
Superior Court To
Convene Next Mon.
The regular term of Superior Court
for January) will convene next Mon
day with Judsre Clawson 'Williams
presiding, it was reported todav bv
W. H. Pitt, clerk of court, who stated ;M., in a Norfolk hospital, were cori
a total of 25 civil casea are lirted on ducted Monday afternoon at 2:30
the court calendar for the term.
Jurors selected to serve at this term
of court are:
r Howard Copeland, J;P. Chesson, Sr.,
Joe P. White, Robert' E. Winslow,
James Elbert Jordan, George G. Wins
lylow, Hersey E. Gregory, Jerry Stok
ley, R. L. Spivey, J. R. Joliff, H. D.
Elliott; Ernest A. Spivey, Elfliu Lane,
Cornrew Reed, Mrs. Claude Winslow,
G. C. Buck, Henry 'Frank Ward, Thos.
Perry, C. P. Skinner, Herbert C. Bar
clift, . Elmer . G. Banks, Herbert J.
Winslow, Lewis Eaves, Charlie L.
Dail, Clinton R. Perry, George A.
White, Thomas Matthews, L C. Butts,
Linwood Lamb, Joe Leyden. -
A second term of court, called es
pecially: to aid in clearing the heavy
docket of civil cases in this county,
will convene the following Monday
with Judge Grady as the presiding
J. eiuierS KeSlgrnatlOn
- Cecil C Winslow, chairman of 4fte
Perquimans County draft board, since
its reactivation several years ago has
tendered his " resignation from . the
board, -according to an announcement
The r-aignation was effective as of
last Monday.' ' -
Appointment of a new member to
te board, to fill the vacancy left by
L-r. ,iwlow, will be made by the
C1c of Court, W. H. Pitt, Superinten-t-f
Schools .J. T. Biggers and
'rman of the Urd 'of (elections,
F. Alnsley. . s . ; ,-;
Travel - to historic Roanoke ' Island
has been eased by the opening of the
new bridge across Roanoke Sound be
tween Nags Head and Han too. The
bridge, .which took about a , year and
a half to b uild, is nine- ten&s of a mile
long, wY a 24-f ot concrete, foof.
It Tvr'jcti , a 21-v r-old . wooden
structure which will be dismantled.
Thousands of visitors to the Outer
Panks UBe the route ch year to see
"The Lost Colony. I J Gret-n's sym-
phonic drnma of de nret Engftsli
'.e-n t i, ' mi restored
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Local Teams to Play at
Moyock Friday; Here
jNext Tuesday - :
Coach '-Ellis :Fearinir's basketball
teams at Perquimans High racked up
tw$ more victories in games played
here' last Tuesday night against the
WeeksviUe girls and boys. The In.
diarf Squaws won an easy victory 22
to 19 while the Indians clobbered the
Weeksville boys 61 to 36. '
The Perquimans girls, usually a
high scoring outfits were held to 22
points by the slow deliberate play of
the, WeeksviUe girls, but the local las
sies were never in trouble, holding a
11-5 lead at half time, and a 15-8 ad
vantage at the three-quarter period.
Marvina White led the scoring for
Perquimans with eight points while
Baker had seven for the visitors.
Fans were treated to a firehouse
braijd of - ball in. the boys' contest,
i.-' a- tjj ; a j
IoZ on "a scorins 11 up a'
Kint arSle ovlr Se Weeks-'
15 Morri eot 11' and Thach Scored
15, ;Moms got 11 and lhacn scored,
Perquimans jumped into a 15-6 lead
in the fint period and moved to a 29
12 advantage at half time. During
the third period the Indians had their
best offensive period, scoring 23
points to lead 5224 going into the
final canto. Scott and Keaton were
the-Irish scorers for the visitors.
On, Friday night Coach Fearing's
teams will travel to Moyock to play
a return engagement with the Moyock
nigH the Indians and Squaws will
playi Griggs a double header at the
Coach Fearing announced today the
Indians and Squaws will participate
in the Albemarle Rural Conference
Tournament to be played at Central
beginning Wednesday, February 13.
The pairings for the tournament, as
et; have not been made, but the two
locsl teams' are expected to enter the
'WftwfwB'y among the f avqritps. The lo-
season and the boys' team rates high
in the conference standing. ,
Funeral services forBenjamin W.
Thatch, 72, who died Sunday at 7 P.
o'clock, at the (Lynch Funeral Home
by the,Rey.A. 1. Chaplin, pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church.
.Mr. Thatch was a native of Per
quimans County but had lived in Nor
folk for a number of years. He was
the son of the late' Richard Benjamin
and Annie Jarrett Thatch.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude
Ballance Thatch; a daughter, Mrs.
Linwood Mann, of Hollywood, Fla.;
four sons, Julian Thatch, of Norfolk,,
R. Benjamin and pnuip a. inatcn, or 1
Hertford, and the Kev. H, . Thatcn,
of Broadnax, Va.; one sister, Mrs. W.
N. Tucker.vof Hertford, and nine
grandchildren. ' V
During the services the church
choir flans- "Rock of Ages" and Miss
Ruth Tucker sang "Be Still My SouL"
Miss' Kate iBlanchard accompanied at
Pftlthearera were C P. Morris, Er
nest Reed, C. W. Reed, R. M. Riddick,
Beverly Tucker and Jack Hunter. Hon
orary pallbearers were W. H. Hard
castle, W. M. Divers, Nathan Spivey,
Hazel Mathews. Stanley Kimbrell. C
H. Twiddy, Bill Cox, Ray White, oJe
Elliott and C. F. need. ' v-; v
Interment was in Cedarwood Ceme
tery. , ...'
HDC County Council
To -Meet Saturday
The rerular meeting of the County
Council of (Home Demonstration Clubs
will be held Ml Saturday, January 6,
at 2:30 P. M.; t the 'Agricultural
Building." ?V..C --! --''..: '''-: ':
Rev, CJW.Duling, Minister of Hert-j
tA m.4 o.li. .win sneak enr
"Why C istian Churches Oppose JUiUr
veraal" JJHtary i Training." Several
business iatter will also be .discuss-.
'AO '.'.lOooncO members are urged to
be present. ,
MEN'S OLUB TO MEET
. .The Methodirt (Men's Club of the
Perquimans Charge will meet at Ep
worth Church, Thursday night, Janu
ary31,' at seven eVlock. . AH members
are urged, to attend. ' -y
' ; KASONS TO MEET , ,
The Kasonic Lodge. No. 106, A. F.
i( Ai IS., will meet Tuesday night at
8 o'clock in the lodge room.- All mem
bra viewing Masons
tQ attei.j. ' : K .'. r . ' ' .j-.-. :'
Jaycees Set Date For
Annual Minstrel Show
Arrangements are now being com
pleted for the presentation, of the an
nual minstrel show, sponsored by the
Hertford ' Junior Chamber, of. Com
merce, it was announced here this
week.-- . , '
The Jaycees will present their min
strel on Friday night,, February 29,
it was reported by George Fields, who
stated the 1952 show will be directed
by TommyMaston, principal of the
Perquimans Central Grammar School.
Rehearsals if or the minstrel, and se
lection of the cast will get underway
next week, according'to Mr. Fields.
Central PTA Given
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans County Central Gram -
mar School met Monday evening, Jan-
nnmr 51 in h anlinnl" niMHfcnWiim.1
Mrs. Elijah White conducted the de-j
votional alone the lines of the Pro -
topic for the months, "Mornl
strenh and Standards." A duet
Serv 3esas" be
ully rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Ray-
M,'.., tal TOl,;f .V,r(-V anA
Variety Of Reports
At Meeting Monday
iu too i cane vv tiiv o i wiiu uunu
was enjoyed by every one present. Individuals who have not been con
Edgar White, superintendent of the tacted by solicitors and who desire to
Welfare Department spoke on the contribute to this fund are asked to
"National B'ood Proerram." He show- see their ' neighborhood solicitor or
ed a film entitled "Blood Volunteers," se.nd the contribution direct to Mrs.
and emphasized the necessity of Per- j Biggers.
quimans . County citizens donating Pointing out the graat need for
more blood so that-it would be avail-, funds this year to replenish the. polio
able for members Of the armed forces , foundatior treasury, which has been
and for hospitals in this country when depleted .ue to serious epidemics in
needed. the nation during the past two years,
The minu'.es of the last meeting
were read and approved.
Mrs. McDonald, Study Group Chair
man, announced that an alf day study
group meeting will be held in the
anVinnl oiirlitnm'nm TlinrBflftv rit tliin
week. Miss Blanche B. Haley, field by tne ,ocal committee for polio cases
?cretary for the North Carolina Con-I"1 this county. Fortunately Perquim
gress of Parents and Teachers,: will ans nas had few cases but the com
be present and conduct this meeting, mittee stands ready to render assist
Fathers were especially urged to be,anc at all times and your contribu
pte?ent Lur.ch will bi serSdJn 'thet.tijm.ilJSMe.-i Jtlpa have
unchroom. ' '
Mrs. Wood, chairman to solicit con
tvbutlsnj fo: the Headquarters Build
ing Fund, reported that she, with the
helr of the students and teachers, had
made a Profit of fifteen dollars from
a sales project A collection amounting
-po ten dollars was taken up in the
meeting, making twenty-five dollars
the total amount to be sent to the
State Office in Gibsonville.
Mrs. Eddie Harrell suggested that
this contribution to the Headquarters
Building Fund be given in memory of
Mrs. Will Morgan, first PTA presi
Tho association anDroved this
8"srgestion and the twenty-five dollars
will be sent as a memorial to Mrs.
Mrs. Jack Benton announced that
the topic for the next meeting will
be "Psychological Balance." , The Bel-.
videre communitv will have charge
of the. program with Mrs. Edwin,
.white chairman, assisted by Mrs.
Claude Winslow- and Mrs. Fernando
The first grade, Miss Pearl White,
teacher, won the attendance prize.
The Edenton police arrested a young
South -Carolina' man last Saturday
night who later confessed to robbing
M. R. Bright of near Winfall of sev
eral hundred dollars. The youth was
Jack Ray, 21. of Union. S. C. ' :
According to a report made by the
Edenton police, Bright picked up Kay
near Winfall Saturday afternoon. The
Perouimans County man was' paying,
ft some hands with money whicn ne
carried in a cigar box under the seat of
his pickup truck. Coming into Edenton,
Bright stopped at the Small Triangle
for a soft drink", leaving the youthful
hitch-hiker . and money box in the
truck.. When he returned to his truck
both the v young 'man ' and . the
L'T&lTndians And Sauaws
roix report that Kay hid out
search for the hitch hiker.
the edge of town until dark and then
came into Edenton where he jureha
ed a ticket at the bus station for Nor-,
folk. It was here that police nabbed
him and .recovered 1302. fes
Wfldlife Club To
Meet Saturday Niriit
Members of the Persuimans County
Wildlife Club were reminded today by
Charles Henc, president, of a meeting
of the club to-be held Saturday night
at the Court: House in Hertford. ' The
purpose of the meeting is to elect offi
cers for the year. ';',;;'
A nominating committee composed
of Tim Matthews, C W. White and,
Walton Lane, will report on nomina-
' n of ;of ficere prior vto the elee-
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March Of Dimes
Thursday, Jan. 31
Solicitors Requested to
Complete Work and
With only seven days remaining of
the Perquimans County annual March
of Dimes campaign, some excellent
reports will be needed if the county
is to reach its goal of $2,000 set for
Mrs. John T. Biggers, chairman of
the March of Dimes drive, reported
Wednesday that incomplete reports
received by her up to that time
amounted to only $542. These contri
butions had come from only seven or
eight solicitors working in the drive.
It was estima.ed by Mrs. Bitrirers
, "" "",y. lwo 01 sVcrenaa
) completed a canvass of their territory
n thls as rea?on first
' i-U a. x Jl. i J
u" ulc UI've "wea BO small
' . lhe chai
The chairman po'nted out that the
drive will .come to its official close on
Thursday, January 31, and she urges
aU fcitor to make every effort to
complete the canvass by that date in
order that the drive can be brought to
a un u.ne.
tbe ,ocal committee urges everybody
to take part in the drive this year bv
contributing as generously as pos-
, A great part of funds contributed
here remains in the county to be used
1 not contributed to the 'March
Dimes, do so today.
Blood Program To Be
A field representative of the Ameri-
can Red Cross, Miss Mary Quintan.
will come to Hertford on next Monday
night, January 28, for the purpose of
conducting a public meeting on the
American Red Cross blood program,
.and its lack of success in this county,
The meeting will be held in the
Court House, beginning at nine o'clock.
Members of the Hertford Chapter of
the Eastern Star, will attend the meet
ing, following the chapter meeting
which begins at eight o'clock. The
public is invited to join with the East
em Star members in attendance at the
Red Cross meeting.
A discussion on the blood program
will -be led by Miss Quinlan, to be
followed by a question and answer
period, with the hope this meeting can
bring about a better understanding
among residents of this county as to
the benefits offered through the Wood
Since its beginning two years aoro.
1 the Red Cross blood program ha been
lacking support of the public insofar
as Perquimans County is concerned,
and the county committee is hopeful
of increasing interest in the program
through this meeting.
Each time the mobile blood unit
has visited Perquimans, it has failed
to obtain its cruota of blood, and now
that the Red Cross is supplytn; Mood
to the armed forces the need for more
blood is vital, and each community
cooperating with the program is being
urged to fill its quota in order that
the armed fosces will not lack needed
blood and blood plasma.
Trip South Mills
; The Perquimans Indians and Squaws
won a conference double header from
the South Mills girls and boys, in bas
ketball games played her last Friday
night. The local girls triumphed over
the South Mills lassies 55-43, while ,
the Indians romped to an easy victory
over theouth (Mills boys 50 to 24.
Marvina White with 31 points and
Margaret Symons with 18, led the
scoring for the Perquimans girls while
Meiggs with 21 points starred for
South Mills. ' ; " v. ..
Tn the boys contest Coach Fear
ing's charges had one of their better
nights in turning Back the 'South Mills
1 boys. Thatch led the scoring with a
total of 17 points. Sumner tallied 12.
The Indians jumped into a 18-3 lead at
the close of the first quarter and from
there on tiie locals coasted to victory.
Topic At Meeting