, . , I I
. :il Fii-a Drive To
j ricctcd Xy D. F.
- ' Jr
Perquimans County Chapter of
-"-enoaii- Std Croat was' , reor
' J at a meeting held herd last
'ay ,.nfr.t with Walter G, Ed-
locbX attorney, being named to
i -ict m county chairman for th
cr; ag jrear.-,i'-.;.;:.'V : -i,; v'"vv,
v r officers named at the ueet-
i- - were - Mrs. Irene Tow,,, vice
c'n-i-man, Mrs. Blanche Kanoy, treas
r --. C. C. Banks secretary; Mrs. Hen
ry C. Stokes, Jr., junior Red Cross
v.. rman. 1 '
i jrwood F. Seed, Jr., was named to
C .t tile annual Red Cross fund
can.jaign, which will be conducted
' g. the month of March. i
re to assist the local chapter
ito reorganization was Stone J.
Assistant National Disaster Di
.r fop the Red Cross. Mr. Crain
ed briefly to Che directors and
. rs of the chapter and outlined
a ...ed Cross program for the year.
advised the group on matters per-
uunmg to the carrying out of this
IaT. Edwards, i the new chapter
edairraan, succeeds Robert L. Hollo
well, who has held the post for. sev
eral, years. Mrs. Xanoy and Mrs.
Stokes are also new officers for the
chapter; Mrs. Stokes succeeds Mrs.
The local chapter has been advised ""TTVn tJT, ?S
the county quota for the Red Cross 'JjtJSSL ,OT
wipaijrn for 1952 wffl be $1.193. " -Plans
for this fund- drive will bel . . ' . j
formulated by Mr. Reed and plans
for the. campaign will
- -a t a later date.
Wnile here Mr. Crain was advised
by tite Atlanta Office - of a call for
disaster assistance at Manteo, follow.
- mg the Roanoke Hotel fire there
earlr Tuesday morning. Mr. Crain
said five families were affected by
the fire and were in need of assist
ance, wUch will be furnished by the
w ' i '' ,',
Over 4,000 miles of county roads
.: ft J ',3 1 fT it ! t
were naraBuriacea in 'nana uuviuw
last year With funds from the" f 200,-1
Of ficial year-end figures, . released,
by Highway Chairman Hehry W. Je;
dan, showed that the' Slate Highway
CommiBeion had completed 82 per cent
of the 12,000-mile esconadary paving
"goal set by Governor Scott when the
bond issue was approved by the voters
"f 'North Carolina in the 1949 referen-
A total of 4,025.1 niles of sec
ondary roads , were paved in 1951,
brinflrinsr the total mUeam hardrar-!
a. . . .. . . - . . I
on primary highways r other projects
not Included in the econdary road
program, and do' not cover resurfac.
ing or widening of secondary roads.
The paving goal had been extended
in 26 counties by December 81, which
means that future secondary road pro-
a let in these counties will be a
"bonus" of taat much additional mile
t ibove the miSeage promised titem
in the pro, rata distributio nof funds
Tvese rounties are Chowan. Ede-
zacea unaer tne oona program to s,-j acnem muse ne iaaen y vuhki-ct u
836.5 miles. - In the previous year,' and when 86 states pass measures fav-i
4,554.6 miles were paved. ; ioring the pwposaL '.
The figures do not include paving! v - -
r n'ord, Cr-nev Lenoir, Hi cautioned motorists today to pay cios-
! la, I Lr,,-ton, Kijier attention to the expiration date i
i , r- . . '- Ion their drivers' licenses. ;
r -nctt, Hoke, Lee, koore, r
r'ueson, Scotland, Anson, ILJcin-
kn iTAtifmmAn Riohmmut , mA
C -r-n Jordan reported that 18,
- C. - T ' j cf county roads had been
t? J t" ' r the bond .program
f t t.l-ucill.er use. . This tal is
. .. t : 't cent of the 36,000-mile sttli
t 1'.. - ... - 1 ".. r.
m t 1 pavir j pwrrara tew its;
t i y r, ncrr: v er.atris ."-" " w
- . ')'" lent .. 'tTo-k t5 .' applying for renewal pes
I . ; j .!' ro-!m anytime duriiig the 60, ky jper
Yc: -;. t.'j" do id before it txpires. -
sty recorder's court
t whi'e '
' x IV J )
T ' 1 on .
l t f-r ;
) tf court on l .ur
t Llmij.an an
a t' -" tr, born
' ' . j " emarle
Perquimans County's 'annual March
of Dimes campaign fund reached a
total of $1,825 on Monday, but was
still short of Its $2,000 goal, it was
reported by , Mrs. John . T. IBiggers,
fund drive chairman.
V Mrs. Bigger stated number of
solicitors still have reports to be
turned in, but it was unlikely these
reports will swell . the county fund
more than $1,500. Avvy-.,., V;?
A final request has been made to
ail solicitors, wno as yet have not
nradereports, do go immediately,
"v -whim.. OTioiiunwj.reacnea in tnree of the cases. -
can file its full report with the "Nat
The world was shocked Wednesday I
at the unexpected announcement in
London of the death of Kin George
VI, ruler of Great Britain since 1936.
The king, in ill health for the last
irt m liMlth m 3m loaf
several years, died in his sleep at
Sandringham Castle, his birthplace,
w London, Succeeding King George
1.?" i.LZTAa in T.
truce conference, and the UN and
Red officials are nearer agreement
than at any previous time during the
talks. There still remains several
vital. problems to be solved, but the
general opinion eems to be one of
. In Washington Tuesday, President
Z TTi.. i.nr jJdent m which he received bodily in.
to appear: the .primary Fallot in . iMaBt m ioki
nary. jOailOT in
New .Hampshire' after havi
the ptan welj'or so ago;
Xt' "Winslow w.'1rWTlriiir.-.fv...J thrillers. - The Squaws de-.
li'TM.-S. Ihe.tjlrfwav Commiseion sur-iftatied the Ahoskie rfrls earlier this
TwsitieaiirTiame7j tne oauot, me.
Truman and Estes Kefauver, who is
Tr "ITrl. vJ;r..rrA JI
seeking the. Democratic nomination.
. The United Nations closed its
Paris meeting this week without .act
ing upon a Russian proposal to con
sider the Korean war: the UN dele-
lUamxiAi. nutil m-n
kk bucivcu m uiovuoomu ,
armistice is , reached.: -The JRtlssiemf
nent t the problems in Korea, and j
the Relegates to tne uw reiuseo. ja
discuss this, ntS the War ends.; man C. Johnson, 20, eon of Mr. and'8ore1 hy the Hertford Lions Club-re--r
:' :ri '' , -y:-.:- Mrs William C. Johnson, of Wood-1 registered 28 boys as members of the
Virginia's legislature, tins wee, ville, died Jn Korea on January 18, ac
adopted a measure making that tate cording to a message received by the
tne jHJtn m me namon iavunng; n
amendment to the U. S. Constitution
limiting the government in its power
to tax incomes more than 25 per cent
in peacetime. This proposal baa
srrown during the past two years, andi
At , j. . . 1 . .. tm
1 A fire at . Manteo, early Tuesday
morning, resulted in the death of one
man and destroyed tie old Roanoke
Hotel,- long a landmark in Manteo.
The origin of the fire was undeterm
ined. Property loss was estimated at
On Driver's Licenses,
The Department of 'Meitor Vehicles
Under thr Department ; revised. ten, r veii to stadents who have
dnver JIcenB&yr PW8i" thirt
1913. a nuff.ber of licenses are ex-ln.nii rj n,,. TMimtiM .PnMi
piruuj c y. K.jm w irtww, w.
Licen: 7 - !? Tto7Ks
vsm. ,sports. .
cense and i t .m date, ,, students v receiving letters i were:
which, h 1( , - -J on W.Dilkie Baker, Irene Hunter, ffanie
Peele said that a 60 day .period nadi
been arranged for renewal p.wsi:
orderto avoid congestion. He org-
Wall fMJfc UP yiWVUKal, Vl
another 30 days after the license la
voiJ. ' They may be ' stopped ty ' a
r' ' -v : ' ' -n, Yi said, Vt v ".l
not be L-tw:j a ticket unless the li
cense is void by more than 30 days.
A schedule' of staggered working
hours is beint planned by the Licens
ir j Section for the ntste's 120 exami
ners. When the new s ' .Jule is com-
''-ol Tr ' nfti.1. t '.rtr-rn will be
e rrcc s farmer and
I J C. T9S'jn.
Jhn A. Elliott of
s the birth of a
-n, tr-rn Janu-isry
fc!:r Gat h
tsti T!:Is Ud
Of ficiili Expect Ad-1
journment By Thurs
day; Afternoon -.
A special .term of Superior Court,!
which . convened here Mondav with
Judge Henry Grady presiding, hand
ling civil cases was expected to con-,
elude its calendar by late Thursday,!
according to court officials. ' :
. Thirteen cases were listed on the
calendar when court nuntd! f hea
seven went- MntinuMi nn.ni . iaimtA in fh aiko,.i ipni ir
term of court and a compromise was
Cases compromised were those of near Elizabeth City.
Darden Bros. vs. Kermit Lane, Z. A. Coach Ellie Fearing reported today
r FWt c,an8Sa j" Estate,! the Indians and Squaws rank among
and JCBlawhard vs. Murden Stoke- the favorites of the tourney, with
ly. The compromise in the latter case'thei local girls being tojHseeded with
was reached after the plaintiff had Mw
presented his testimony to the court,
Continued until a later term of
2?Wef w"?!? -"f'
ns vs. Mrs. W. H. Barber et als;
XTM.MH .jf.... w . tt it .
Norman Godfrey Eat. vs. Hazel Jack-
JfY'0 53 to 16. The Central game
3f 5' 2'!SS7'TSr H".' tied P w the third
S?8 t . ry'X&A 32-all, but the Central girls
rTf'TV": w?!owlscoHsd six points in the final period
. " . " . . wiiwMiB lamyi
vs. Mutual Health and Accident In
The case of T. J. Bess vs. Lester
Keel was referred by the Court, and
will be heard by a referee.
Court recessed on Tuesday because
of a number of attorneys,' connected
iriui iicaniiiSB, were ecueuuiou to ap
pear in Supreme Court in Raleigh.
On Wednesday a divorce action was
t...Mi anA oi,Mn a
a divorce from Thomas Shean
" ; The case 6f W. A. Winslow vs. Lu
eile Jordan was started about mid
morninsr Wednesday, and court of
ficials believed this case would be.
concluded by Wednesday evening.
This case was a suit by Mr. Wins-
1 J : n.r" j i
j ,. i.:4i : nn
- .., i . r. . ... . ,:.J."x
The suit tcontended Lurile Jordan,
vinsr a ear, struck Winslow while
he was working on the highway, thus,
seriously injuring him-. -v
Youth Drai In Korea
A Pemuimans Countv vouth. iNor-
parents from the V: S, Defense De-
partmerit on Wednesday of last week.
The family was advised by ' Mali.
William E. Bergin, adjutant general,
details of the youth's death wag be-
i tn-B.-AeA hv kMr
O . . -
Private Johnson had been in the
army for more than three, years and
had served 11 months in Saipan, later
being sent back to the States where
he served 14 months. He spent a 15
day furlough at home shortly before
Christmas, leaving December. 8 for
duty in Korea.
"Mr.' and Mrs. Johnson have four
other children, Kitty. Sue, Gene Rob
ert, Teddy Findale and Mayhue Pat
Letters Awarded To
High School Students
, Eighteen - students at Perquimans
Hlgh lkhol Tecdved Sttident Coun-
. , t- . , m. i..
speaking, Beta, -Club, and all mother
extra-curricular activities except!
un,' urt caa
julian vWtite, Joe Towe, Cariand
Walker, Pauline Burba ge, Marguerite
Butler, Clyde Lane; Tommy Sumner,
arah Onley, Nellie CWtwright, Mar-
f aret Symons,. Jackie Allen,' Robert
Sutton Resigns As t
Draft Board "Member
Announcement was made Tuesday,
by Mrs. Blanche Campen, clerk of the
Perquimans Draft Board, of the res
ignation of Joshua Sutton as a mem.
ber of the board. If r. "Sutton's resig-J
nalfAVl -tra a''aait.'l.aMa,'1A
The local board is now incomplete,
having only one member, J. R. Jar
'vis. W'V- . "-S-; V
Mrs. Campen also announced die
local ' board. Jias ordered 10- regis
trants to report for preinduction ex-
ATninAiiinTiBi fin nert lLfAt.av maYiim.
11. The wpI board has no in-
Z on c:.jtJi ' 'Ja month.
I PeniuSmais County
Indians And Squaws!
i Among Favorites Of
1 Annual Event
A busy schedule faces the Per.
quimans High School's basketball
teams during the next 10 days. The
teams will play Manteo in a double
header here Friday night and then
meet the girls and boys from Ahoskie
on Saturday night, at the local gym.
lilt Indians and Squaws will parti-
ference tournament, which starts next
I Wednesdav nicm. at the central mm.
while the Indians are top-seeded with
the- Weeksville boys.
ring the past week the Squaws
" -i-4 "j !.
wt c innit ucraiuii w wie veifvrtu
oo o- tt-...i.
wi,iie lnpftl m'rl oniintnl railw f v.
while the local girls counted only five.
.The Indians won two games, down
ing Central boys 40 to 26, then on
Monday night Ithev clobbered the
Kitty Hawk boys 73 to 23. Thatch,
Sumner, Morris and Towe all led the
scoring in the games for the In-
In the games to be played here
this week-end the local teams will
l.- .It l - . s l nir i
out for, revenge against Manteo,
if nil beams wb KAiiica . uiaycu oi
Manteo several weeks ago, by a slight
margin. - Reports state a large num
ber of fans will come from Manteo
to support the Manteo boys and girls,
end it, is hoped local fans will turn
out to support the "Indians and
The return games with Ahoskie, on
&hnln olo svruw.faul fn
.tt. i .
10 point victory over the Indians.
Reorpnize For Year
Hertford Troop 155, of the Boy
Scouts, was reorganized at a meet-
ling of the local scout committee held
last week. ; The local troop, spon-
troop, showing an increase in
rollment for the year.
Marshal Owens, Hertford business
man, was named iScoutmaster, with
Bobby Elliott, as assistant scoutmas
. Members of the troop committee,
named for the year, are A. T. Lane,
club representative. J. T. Biggers,
chairmnn, Charles Harrell, treasurer,
I. C' YageL T. P. Byrum, Harry Hoi-
lowell and Claude White.
The troop committee accepted : a
minimum goal for a three-year pro
gram, as required by the national or
ganization for national recognition of
the local troop. .
In County On Wed.
Announcement was made here late
last week of the assignment of Pat
Keegan, of Hertford, .as state auto
license examiner for IPerquiinans
County. Mr. Keegan had been as
signed to Pasquotank County but be
gan wowing Perquimans, cnowan and
Bertie counties this week. " i -
He will be in Hertford every Wed
nesday, in-the office of the Police
Department, to receive applications
for licenses, and -to give . teats for
Post Demonstration '
Set For February 14
A post treatinir demonstration will
be conducted In the county on Thurs
day, "February 14, it was announced to
day by L C Vagel, county agent, "who
stated farmers are invited to attend
and see demonstrations n peeling,
splitting and treating of fence posts.
The demonstration will be conduct
ed by -W.- T. Ellison, IDistrici4 Ex
tension Forester, at t3ie Belvidere
Community House, begmnintf at 2 IP.
M. H. M. Ellis, of the Extension
EngTneerino; Department of State Col
lege will give demonstration on
fence construction and material!,; !'
p EASTERN STAR TO MEET
j-.-. ' j .:. y., , . ;,v;!:c
, Thi irtford Chapter of the East
ern Star will hold its monthly meet
ing (Monday night at 8 P. ML, Feb
ruary. 11, at the lodge room iii the
court louse. All members are urged
to atx..j , -
ChasJoaHscnRosips Post As County .
Attorneys, fl Vl;;t2-3 IlLTSil Successor
B&L Stockholders To
Meet Nesrf Wednesday
The "ihuai meeting of the stock
holders f the Hertford Building and
Loan Association will be held at the
Court House in Hertford on Wednes
day afternoon, February 13, at four
o'clock, it was announced today by
Max Campbell, secretary of the asso
ciation. Purpose of the meeting will be to
elect directors of the association for
the year 1952,
a v 9 -
for the nast year will a so be ten -
dered by the secretary.
. ' -
J. V. Vzrd To Retire
From Office AtClose
Of Present Term
J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds for, down of request' to Vrxmt
Perquimans County since 1932, plans " ey-way to be constructed be
to retire from .the position at the ween e Gu" l! StatlM1 and
close of his present term next Decern-1 Au,tul? t B?lld"' to serve a
ber, according to an announcement 'n' o1?8 hoU8es frontln
he made today. . on Market Street.
... . ... ' , In connection with voting down the
His statement, that he wll not seek,1 request for an alley-way, next to the
re-election, was tiie firet of a political' Agriculture Building, Milton Dail ap
nature to be made in connection with peared before the Board, stating he
the local elections scheduled for this represented a number of taxpayers,
year who were opposed to granting the re
in his announcement Mr. Ward quest,
said, "Twenty years ago, I became1 J. S. McNider and Postmaster W.
acquainted with a great many of W. White appeared before the Board
you for the first time; in most every' and made further complaints on the
and lasting friendship. At that time,
and since, you placed your trust in,
me by successively electing me to the maintained. during the inclement wea
office of Register of , Deeds of Per-ther to permit travel. Residents of
quimans County. That friendship and the area, served by the road, the mail
trust, I have strived and endeavored: carrier and school buses have been de
to justify over the period of years, laved in travel due to the condition
"At the moment, little do we realize of this road.. The Commissioners ad
that time is a fleet runner, but fjnal-j vised the two men they will take the
ly overtakes all of us. It is with matter up with the High Commission
both sadness and regret, mingled with! and request further improvement. .
pride and heart-warmth, -when I-ipea-Lr- Complying with a sta' ite.the Board
lize that my tenure of office is about, voted, to pay the Sheriff .the sum of
over, a I have decided that with the. five dollars for all stills found and
expiration of this, my present, .term, destroyed in this county and to pay"
I will not seek re-election. , ' I the sum of $20 if and when operators
"Words are inadequate to express 'of the stills were caught on the
to you my deep appreciation of your scene.
many generosities. I can only say The Board went on record favoring
to each and everyone of you, I- thank the issuance of a beer license to JuMan
Newby Rites Held
Mrs. Helene Whedbee Newby, 87,
widow of George Herbert Newby, died
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J.
Nixon, Jr., after five years of fail
Mrs. Newby was a lifelong resident
of Perquimans County, a daughter
of the late 'Seth 'Sumner and Penelope
Blount Whedbee. v
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Nixon of Hertford and Mrs. 'E. R.
Sikes of Hanover, N. H.; five grand
children and eight great grandchil
Funeral services were conducted at
2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the
Hertford Methodist Church by the
Rev. A. L. Chaplin.
Interment was in Cedarwood Ceme
tery. - " :
Pallbearers were Thomas Sumner,
Leigh Winslow, Silas M. Whedbee,
Dr. C. A. Davenport, Trim Wilson
and J. H. Towe. ; . ; '
Heads Test Farm
CLYDX Z. McSWAIN. JR.
- A member of the agronomy
staff of N. C State lColleg Mr.
McSwain has been named auperin
tendenj of the new peanut test
farm In Bertie Cotm. .The op
eration of the farm is expected
to the beneficial to the farmers
ia and around CJs area.
UnUrA VAfACr Pnnnrrf f
Stills Destroyed In
Charles E. Johnson. County At-
torney since 1945, tendered his resig
nation of that position to the Board
of County Commissioners during the
ooara meeting neid here last -Monday.
In his letter of resignation,' Mr.
Johnson stated .that the press of other
ousiness interests allowed hdm too
little time to devote tto thA wrV Af
.w wxes, ana
Waa kia Anin.'M 4.1. Jl . .
was his opinion these delinquent tax
es should either be collected or writ
ten off the county books.
The Commissioners accented Mr.
; Johnson's resignation with regret, and
jthen acting on an application, ap
, pointed Silas M. Whedbee to fill the
The resignation of Mr. Johnson and
the appointment of Mr. Whedbee be
came effective on last Monday.
Other business handled by the
Board during its meeting included the
ville .Township. This road is now
under construction, but has not been
White, for sale of beer at Oak Ter
race. It also approved the granting
of a peddlers' license to Willie Saun
Rotary Club Hears
Talk On Red Cross
Stone J. Crain, Field Representative
for the American Red Cross, was
guest speaker at the weekly meeting
of the Hertford Rotary Club, held
Tuesday night at the Hotel Hertford.
Introduced by R. L. Hollowell,
County Red Cross Chairman, Mr.
Crain, who has had wide experience
in the Red Cross disaster work, told
the local Rotarians of the growth of
the Red Cross from a small organi
zation into the large one it is today. '
The Red Cross, Mr. Crain said,
efvtinvi tn lend jl helninar hand in time
carry out its program, not in s hap
hazard manner, out works enrougn 10
ni rnvemmen.t avencies and chapters.
with the local volunteer or paid work
ers actually representing tne Keo.
At times, especially during disas
ters, the Red Cross is used by schem
ing individuals attempting to maxe
personal gain through the misfortunes
of others, but In most cases these
persons are 'discovered and handled
by local officials.
Mr. Crain also pointed out that the
Red Cross has no access to govern
ment funds set up for reiier purposes
or housing, but operates witn wie
fnndii contributed to the Red Cross
by the American public.
Hertford PTA To
Meet February 14
The Hertford Cram roar School
PTA will meet Thursday evening,
February 14, at 8 o'clock in the
In observance of the 55th anni
versary of the PTA, the Intermed
iate Girl Scout Troop, under the di
rection of Mrs. Ernest Guthrie, will
eive a nageant, "Our Child's Wel
t t:J .
An anniversary. cake will be given
as the door prize. Immediately fol
lowing the program there will be a
social hour. . -
. Mrs. W, C. Cherry, president, urges
all parents and friends to attend.
'' MASONS TO MEET "
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge. No.
106, -A. F A A. M.,i will meet Tues
day night "at 8 o'clock." ' i " '