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"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, Marrh 28,19527
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Final Filinar Date For
v Candidates, Given As
.. " With leas than a month remaining
for candidates to fil their names with
the Perquimans Board of (Elections
for county offices to be Killed in the
, -election to be held this year .the local
: Board of Elections is now making
i preparations for the primary to be
held May 81, '
-; The County Board of Election, re
appointed by the State (Board last
T Saturday, is composed of W. P. Ains
V ley, chairman, Jarvig Ward, secre
tary and Raymond Winslow, mem'
ber. , , ' k
- Mr Ainsley .announced last 'Monday
the final filing date for candidates
' f w county offices is Saturday, April
"(19. Offices to be filled- by the elec-
tion this year include County Com
missioners, Register of Deeds, Rep
resentative, Judge of Recorder's
Court, treasurer and Board of Educa
tion. At a meeting last week the Board
of Elections renamed registrars for
the various' polling precincts' and these
were: E. Y. Berry, Bethel township;
Mrs. B. G. Koonce, Hertford town
ship Harry Barber, Parkville town
ship; Mrs. W. (E. (Dail, New Hope
township; J. M. Copeland, Belvidere,
and Ross Baker, Nieanor. .
The Board of Elections and regis
trars will meet on April 16, at which
time the registrars wUl be given books
and instruction m th duties. Reg
istration books for the primary will
4le opened on Saturday, April 26 and
v.yffl reonaiii iopen for four weeks. :
, The primary" election :wQt be held
rtm Saturday, Xlay 81;
' . A Red Cross report issued Tuesday,
stated 238 persons died in: 13 aix'
' state disaster of last Friday, :he in
. ' jured numbered, 102 of whom "732
were hospitalised. 1,190 homes were
destroyed and 1,499 damaged by the
tornadoes. ' Red Cross workers rush
' ed to the scenes, to render aid to the
victims, and toiasssit in .rebuilding
the strickened areas.
' Production officials in "Washington
have announced additional materials
will be allocated manufacturers ' on
July 1 for building more cars, appli
ances and other consumer goods.' The
: prospect of a steel strike, negotiations
of which are now in progress, may
ffect this new order. . . ;
An armored car - was robbed of
1600,000 at Danver, Mass., ..Tuesday
" while attendants of the car ' were in
a an store navmgv rancn. iroiice
stated that the robbers entered !ileiir
through the driver's compartment and
broke into the rear of the truck where
the money was stored, v " f , ..
Gnel Alfred Gruenther in Wash-
' Ingtun to represent General Ejsenhow-
er in regards -to an appropriation for,
European aid, told a congressional
committee the Soviet threat to world
, ' peace is much less than it was a year
ago. He reported the. Allied buSdup
' In Western Europe,. under NATO, will
succeed in diaeouraging a Russian at
At District Meeting
VCb St5i District of fte North Daro
' lina Federation, of tBusiness and Pro
fesaionel t7omen's Clts met in Eden-
. ton at the. Joseph -Sieves lllotel Bun-
day, for. its spring mec'Jrj when
fouowinjf dubs were rcpreentea:
Ahociie, Edentoh,-.E13s&betli . CSty,
. NaCTvCSa, iPerauimans, Roanoke Rap
. Ids, Body llount, Scotland Neck, Tar-
boro and 7ashington
Those representing the ' local dub
we: ITesdamea Lawrence Towe,
. T;;a ITarrry, C M. Rddiek, , Jr.,
ArcHe I, te. 5r.,-17, E. DaSI. E.
tl rerry, T. T. Ilarre'J, Jaek Ear-
Ut. Viola Nadhman, Osses
't -'ood, Telma C:Uottj Eats
1 an! Nell Wilson.
'-orett TJurge'', of Ca " n C
'' ' siay afternoon a
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FIRST NURSING HOME FOE CANCERPATIENTS
The first Nursing Home in
dedicated at TPrrismi
f this home, which has a capacity for 60 patients, is regarded as another important step in the
'y expanding program of the North Carolina Division of the American Cancer Society, of which
. George E. Marshall of Mount Airy is the State Commander and Executive Vice-President
The Nursing Home will occupy a wing of the Robeson County Health Center and Welfare Depart
ment, pictured above, and will be known as the North Carolina Cancer Institute. It will be one of
only four such homes in the United States. .
llffii Hope Store Robbod Sunday Night
Loss Estimated Betwcsn $453 and $5C3
Witness Saw Pick-up
Truck Leayihg From
Front Of Store
Thieves broke into the iPerry Wd
Robbing store at New Hope last Sun
day night and made away with be
tween $450 and $500, according to a
report circulating here early this
week.' . ' .- iU-, .
It was learned entry to the store
was' gained by breaking of a lock on
the front door of the store. The rob
bers then broke the knob off a safe in
the store and obtained the money left
in the safe. Some cash, left in the
register of tlie store, was also taken
and the report stated (that some ciga
rettes were believed missing. t
f Papers and checks, contained in the
safe were left , scattered about 'the
floor, of the store. 1 5
It was learned that a resident liv-
Ipgsax .Bre rported sing a,
piefc-up truck in front of the uttore at
about 4'A.. iMv Monday morning, and
this person saw the truck drive away
from the store in a westward direc-
A lock on a warehouse of the store
was also broken but it was not learn
ed whether or not merchandise in this
building was disturbed. "
One report stated the robbers broke
into the safe by using a blunt instru
ment to knock, off the knob, of the
safe door, then the tumblers were
manipulated in such a manner as to
gain entrance into the safe.
It could not be learned .if officers
had secured clues regarding the rob
Hunter Rites Held
Clarence R Hunter,. 44, died at his
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mately 7:30 ; o'clock of self-inflicted
gun shot wottnds. .
. 'Hunter was found in an outhouse,
near his home by Sheriff M. G. Owens
and Acting Coroner Dr. T. ,P. Brinn,
who investigated the death. A 12-
gauge shot gun was found near the
body, and the wound was located on
the left ;side.of the breast
He' is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Hazel. Hunter and five children, Win-
ford, Frances, Mary, James and Clar
ence JIumer. . ' ,,. ." . v - - ,'
Funeral services were cbndueted at
the Lynch Funeral Home ' on Sun.
day afternoon at four o'clock with
the Rev, R. M. jGradelesa offkiating,
During tho services the choir sang
"Nearer My God To Thee" and ISome-
time We'll Understand."
Pallbearers -were Alton Stallings,
Talmage Stallings, Joseph Rogerson.
L. k B. j Perry. Wilbur (Ronerson . and
Burial was in "the famfly plot in
the White Cemetery in Beech Springs.
Safety Of ficial To v
Speak Here Thursday
John Noe, Director of Highway
Safety Education for the State De-
partment'of pubKe Instruction, wfll
speak here on Thursday, AprH 3, on
the . suHect -of driver training courses
now I . -r conducted nv tne mgn
schools (.iitoujrhout. the state.
tlr. 1'oe will speak at ; Pergutmani
ITsh School afrl:80 o'clock; next
Thursy morning and at Perquimans
Tre:r.:r.r Ehool at ISO In the after
noon. rrer;?j and friends of stu-
" j t. two schools are Invited
f ' No- a'Vjs he stu-
s t lining course has
i i f 'i cnunty for several
t J . of the pw
North Carolina for terminal care of indigent cancer patients was for-
held mt tht ait at the Hom near Ldimbertnn AunHav. March 23. Onen-
Warner Madre Seeks
Warner Madre, a resident ot Bethel
township, today announced his candi
dacy for the office of uounty uom.
missioner for Bethel township, sub
ject to the Democratic (Primary on
May 31. .-.-V' v
Mr. Madre seeks the office now held
Uby Roy S. Chappell. who has an.
nounced he will not seek reelection as
comnrissipner. , '
Rites li:!d Tuesday
f lifonn Vashingtow 'HaK."'43r wlho liv
ed near Winfall, was killed last Sat
urday, afternoon when his car went
out of control in rounding a curve Bear
here, and turned over. . t
The accident occurred at 3:45 o'clock
on Old Neck Road, three miles east
of Hertford, and a hundred yards
west Df the home of A. W. Hudson.
Hall was driving a four-door 1949
Ford sedan and was headed .east, ac
cording to State Highway Patrolman
B. R. Inscoe, who investigated the
accident. There were no eye-witnesses,
Inscoe Said, but the crash was
heard by Hudson, who notified the of
A brother , of the victim, George
Hall, met death in a motor vehicle
accident seven weeks ago, near Wood-
ville,' some' seven miles from the
scene of Saturday's accident.
; Hall was a native and lifelong resi
dent of Perquimans County and lived
at Route 8, Hertford. He was the
son of the late William Thomas and
Sarah Elizabeth Lane Hall. He op
erated a service station and garage.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Myrtle Symbns Hall; three daughters,
Mrs. Stella Mae Jones of WinfaH,
Miss Adelia Ann HaU and Miss Selba
Jean Hall of Hertford, Route 2; two
sons, James Thomas Hall and John
Kit Hall, both of Hertford. Route' 2;
one sister, Mrs. Irving Stallings of
Elizabeth City; one brother, Will T.
Hall of Hertford, Route 8; and three
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the
chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home
in Elizabeth City. The Kev. V. u.
Cruise, pastor of the Peoples Metho
dist Church, and the Rev. L. Sigsbee
Miller, castor of the Pearl Street
Assembly Church, assisted.' Burial
followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.
Youth Injured In
Fall From Auto
Morris HarrelL 18-year-old son of
Meadow Harrelt, was seriously injur
ed Sunday night when he fell from a
moving automobile. ,r ':; "
The. youth: was admitted to Aioe-
marle Hospital, suffering from con
cussion, His condition is reported as
The injured man waf tnrown agamst
the door of a car when ft stopped sud
denly and skidded. ,; The door opened
and the young man was thrown to the
pavement, aeeoring to reports. 1 .
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Training i Center.
ment ; of Perquimanai County High
School has been selected, fey the State
Vocational Board as ' a one week's
t " .Vx eenter for 'Ar loulture teach
ers In twenty . eouni.es in eastern
'JS Carolina. Ti course wfll deal
wl.!t elect;! "y and electrical appli-
3. rt.Itr-i'.tky experts in
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Wreck On Saturday
Fatd To John Hall
6. ' y wit
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Annual 4-H Banquet
Held Tuesday Night
Perquimans County 4-H Council
held their annual banquet at Perquim
ans County High School on Tuesday,
March 25, with 81 present. '
, Clarence Chappell, Jr., president,
presided at the program. Features
of the program included the presen
tation of the Horace Layden Cup by
A. E. Layden, to the 4-H boy with
the most outstanding record. Clarence
Chappell, Jr., jeceived this award for
the second year in succession. The
book "I Dare You" given by the Dan-
forth Foundation ' in recognition of
qualities of leadership was presented
to Mary Frances Eure of White Hat
and Bobby Smith of Belvidere. The
program ended with a movie "To.
morrow's Leaders." .
Following tile program a recreation
period was enjoyed with Bobby Smith,
program chairman: in charge. -
Invited miegtn were narents of 4-H
CluCounty Council, mambersi Board
of County Commissioners, Supennten
dent and Principals of schools, ' and
Miss Margaret Ann Banks, who is
Miss Perquimans High of 1952, and
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Nixon. 1
A baked chicken dinner was served
by neighborhood leaders? Mrs. Warn
er Madre, Mrs. Carson Spivey, Mrs.
Freeland Elliott, Mrs. Roy Winslow,
Mrs. Josiah Proctor, Mrs. E. J. Proc
tor, Mrs, Howard Mathews, Mrs. Roy
Pierce, Mrs. Joseph Rogerson and
Mrs. Winston Lane.
Tables'were served by the follow
ing 4-H girls: Annette Proctor, An
nie Lou Lane, LaClair Winslow, Lois
Hope Howell, Myrtle Gordon Williams,
Delma Ann Hurdle, Kacnel Spivey,
Hears Twelve Cases
Twelve cases were disposed of at
this week's session of Perquimans Re
corders Court, with most of the de
fendants being tried on charges of
Costs of court were assessed against
William . Janowski, Faber Croll, Jr.,
and James Buchannon, each, of whom
entered a plea of guilty to charges
Fines of $10 and costs were taxed
against Joseph Block, Elwood Guth
rie and Myron Kreizer, each of whom
entered a plea of guilty to a charge
of speeding. ;
Manuel DeCruz and Willie Brothers,
both Negroes, charged with failure
to observe a stop sign entered pleas
of guilty and paid the costs of court.
William Cuffee. Negro, was fined
$10 and costs on a charge of driving
an .overloaded truck. He entered a
plea of guilty. . Levi Patterson, Negro,
was taxed with costs of court oh
charges of driving an overloaded
Lemuel Boone. Negro, charged with
driving without a license, entered a
plea of guilty and paid a fine of $25
and costs of court.
Fred (Burke, Negro, was found guil
ty on 'charge of assault. He was
ordered .to. pay the costs, of court
and fee of good behavior for six
months. .'' r-: .'
, The case . ; of Thomas - Ambrose,
charged" on two counts of being drunk
in a public place and destruction of
county property, was continued until
April 1. Ambrose, after being placed
irt jaH last Saturday afternoon, on the
first charge, proceeded to destroy
plumbing facilities located hi the cell
in which he was placed.
FujireV Stores. , r . !;
To ; Gsss Wednesdays
Three furt!ture stores of Hertford
will h-rn.hfa!f day closing on Wed
nesday, effective next Wednesday,
April 2, it wm reported here today.
: It was also learned that other
stores and business-offices in Hert
ford beKrln' observing" the fealf-
holidzn on Vednesdayr April 13., ,
At Perquimans High
Half-Way fM Reached In County's
Annual Red Cross Drive Chairman Says
Needed On Visit Today
The bloodmobile from the Tide
water Blood Center will set up head
quarters at the Hertford Methodist
Church Friday to receive blood do
nations from county residents. Don
ors are asked to fill their appoint
ments between the hours of 9 A. M...
and 4 P. M.
A Red Cross committee, under the
sponsorship of the Eastern Star, with
Mrs. J. A. Leete as chairman, will
assist the bloodmobile crew' with the
work connected with the blood ool
Interesting Program Is
Planned For WMU
At Ballard's Bridge
The' 48th annual meeting of the
Woman's Missionary Union of the
Chowan Baptist Association will be
conducted at Ballard's Bridge Church
at Tyner, on Wednesday, April 2, it
was announced here today by Mrs. I.
A. Ward, superintendent of the asso
State and local officers of the WMU
are scheduled to take .part on the pro
gram, which will start at 9:45. An
address of welcome will be tendered
by Mrs. T. O. Asbell and a response
given by Mrs. C. D. Gregory. A wor
ship period will be conducted by Mrs.
R. N. Carroll, to be followed by the
secretary's report, which will be pre
sented by Mrs. C. T, Doughtie.
Miss Ruth ; Provence, of Raleigh,
executive secretary .of the .. State
WMU will deliver the message at the
morning services, followed by special
music by Mrs. J. S. Johnson. Mrs
Sam Mayo, missionary to the Home
Mission Board, will also speak at the
morning session. Benediction wfll be
given by tne Rev. L. H. Dawson.
Lunch will be served at the church
from 12:30 to 1:30 P. M., with the
afternoon session opening immediate,
A worship period will be conduct
ed by Mrs. Bela Udvarnoki, followed
by a magazine demonstration by Mrs.
C. W. Ward. Mrs. O. C. Turner will
give a" report on Chowan College, fol
lowed by a message by Dr. F. O.
Special music for the afternoon ses
sion will be rendered by Chowan Col
lege. Installation of officers will be di
rected by Mrs. Ernest Sanders and
a closin gtalk by Mrs. 'Sam Mayo,
Closing prayer win be made by the
Rev. Lee A. Phillips.
Conducted Wed. P. M.
William McKMey Mansfield, 62,
died Monday morning shortly after
12 o clock m the Chowan Hospital
following a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held at the
Lynch Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon with the Rev. A. L.
Chaplin, pastor of the Hertford
Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
was in the Stafford Cemetery at Ry-
Survivors are four sons, William
McKinley, Jr., of Florida, Edgar Ray
of Fort Bragg, Thomas Edward, with
the armed forces in Japan, Eugene of
Hertford, Route Three; two daugh
ters, Katharine Mansfield and Mrs.
Sylvia Frances Bateman of Hert
ford, Route Three; one brother, Wood
row Harvell of Florida; four sisters,
Mrs. C. C Baccus of South Norfolk,
Mrs. John Puckett of Florida, (Misses
Thejma and Shirley Harvell of South
NorrotK and four granacmiaren.
Rotarians Hosts To
Wives At Party Tues.
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club entertained their wives at a din
ner party held Tuesday night at the
Hotel Hertford.' Jack Kanoy, presi
dent, acted as toastmaster.
In a straw rotei taken during the
program, the Rotarians and their
guests ': favored (Senator Russell and
General Dwight Eisenhower as favor
ites in the Presidential elections. -'
Incoming officers of the dub, Chas.
Henc, president; C R. Holmes, vice
president,, and Jack Kanoy, secretary,
were introduced to the group.
:i BIRTH': ANNOUNCEKENT'-t'i' .
Mr. and Mrs. Broughton DaQ an
nounce the birth of a son, born Sun
day, March 23, at the Albemarle 1 Jos-
pita in Elisabeth City. .
Annual Meeting Of
Scheduled April 2nd
Solicitors Urged to Com
plete Work By Mon
day Of Next Week
With approximately ene-half of the
county's goal already reported, the'
Perquimans chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross hopes, to successfully
close the 1952 campaign for funds
next Monday, March 31, it was re
ported today by D. F. Reed, Jr., chair
man of the fund drive.
Mr. Reed stated that slightly more
than $560 had been turned into the
treasurer last week, and reports were
still to come from all solicitors of
the rural areas and from the colored
division. The total reported to date
represents contributions collected from
the business and residential sections
of Hertford. A few incomplete re
ports have been made from the town,
Mr. Reed said.
The various co-chairmen of the
county drive will be called to a meet
ing the latter part of this week, byj
Mr. Reed, in an effort to determine
the amount needed to reach the coun
ty quota of $1,193 by next Monday
Solicitors working for the Red Cross
are urged to complete their canvassing
by Saturday, if possible in order that
all reports may be made on Monday.
and a final effort made to meet the
W. G. Edwards, County Red Cross
chairman, announced today the coun
ty had been assigned an additional
$125 to its 1952 quota, as its share
of the five-million dollars needed to
render assistance to he six-state area
stricken by tornadoes last Friday.
The Red Cross released another ur
gent appeal for financial assistance,
following the tornadoes in six South
ern States last week-end, to help re
lieve the suffering and hardship in the
areas strickened by the storms. While
unexpected, these storms have result
ed in additional burdens being placed
on the Red Cross and public response
to the appeal is urged that the hornet
less and injured persons .throughout
the six states may receive help from
their fellow Americans.
Residents of the county who have
not yet contributed to the Red Cross
fund are urged to do so immediately.
If not contacted by one of (the solicit
ors, individuals ai urged to send
contributions direct to Mr. Reed, the
county fund chairman.
To Open Baseball
Perquimans High -School will open
its 1952 baseball season next Tues
day afternoon when the Indians will
play Windsor in a contest on Memorial
Field. Game time has been set for
Coach Ellie Fearing reported today
that prospects for the Indians dur
ing the coming season look bright.
The team has shown up well in prac
tice sessions in recent days, and most
of the positions will be filled by play
ers, with experience.
Probable line-up for the opening
game will be Vernon White, pitcher;
Claude Stallings, catcher; John Mor
ris, first base; Joe Towe, second base;
Billy Chappell, short; Garland Walker,
third base; Clyde Lane, A. L. Lane,
Allan Winslow, Vance. Bright and
Preston Morgan in ithe outfield.
Robert Winslow and Howard Wil
liams are expected to see some ac
tion as infielders while Fritz Wulf,
Billy Benton and Jack Phillips will
help make up the pitching staff.
The Windsor contest will be one
of the games the Indians will play to
determine the district winner In the
state elimination play-offs and much
interest will be manifested in the
game. ; . .
Local Beta Members
Nineteen members of the Perquim
ans High School Beta. Club attended
the 14th annual Beta Club Convention
held in Raleigh last week-end. , ,
They attended several meetings,
talent show,, a banquet and a dance.
They returned home Sunday. v The
Beta Club V a high school honor
ciety for students Averaging ninety
or abevt m their studies the first
two years of school " s
Local members at . the (convention
were Marvina White, Amy Van Roach,
Pauline Burbage, Margaret Symotis,
Mabel Martin whedbee, Nan East
White, Marilyn Baker, Shirley Cure,
Faye Butt, Emily Ann Sumner, Utte
Davis, Mollie Lu Yeates, Blllie Skin-.
ner, Marguerite Butler, Ruth Daw-
ton, Kay Stanton White, Billy Chap-.
pell, Frits Wujf and Tommy Sumner.