Yclume XIX. Number 15. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 11, 1952.
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Calendar; Court To
The Spring term of Perquimans
Superior Court, with Judge Claiwaon
Wunams as the (presiding judge, will
convene here next Tuesday morning,
it was announced today by W. H. (Pitt,
clerk of -court, who stated a total of
thirty cases are listed on the criminal
Eight cases have been listed oh the
calendar for the civil portion of the
court, but it appeared unlikely these
cases will be reached before .court ad.
. joums at the end of the week.
Making up the criminal calendar,
consisting of 30 cases are five cases
charging drunken driving, 14 charging
. larceny, two charging (manslaughter,
two .charging breaking and entering,
two charging aiding in a Jail break,
.. and five' charging miscellaneous vio
' lations. 'ry-; -.-yO ,:
1 Twelve of the cases listed on the
, docket charges one defendant, Fred
die Lee, Negro, .with breaking and
entering and larceny. ,
Court will convene one day later
than, usual, because of observance of
Easter Monday as a holiday.
The civil calendar released by Mr.
Pitt is as follows:
Odell Baccus, Adm. vs. Wm. D. Fair-
Chesapeake Supply Co., vs. W. L.
Eleanor Jones vs. N-S Railway Co,
Redman ; Perry, et als vs. . S. D.
Banks. . . v
, Clifton Hardy vs. Mildred Hardy.
Russell (East vs. Ldllie Mae East
1 Sarah Lilly vs. Joshua Lilly. . :
' iBenny Ashby vs. Sarah Ashhv.
., Jurors drawn to serve during the
April term of court are
Howard Hurdle. Edward C. Barber,
A R. Eaallinirs, Carroll Williams, G.
B. Winslow, Merrill J. Layden, 8. L.
Phillips,;, J Eugene Winslow, Alonza
D. Thatch, Marvin Caddy, J. E. Dail,
Mrs. FTbra Hurtfle, 1. A. Smith, Mrs.
Thehna Riddicky William H. Cart-
wright, J. P. Elliott George W. Bar-
bee, Weodrow IB. Stallings, L. J. Wins-
low, Elliott Layden, Kenpeth Miller,
Mrs. Elaine (Phillips; Percy Eogerson,
Tom Story, Jr., Ernest Whfte, L..N.
HolloweH, B. M. Miller,, C ID. Spivey,
Walton Wood, Mrs. Mary Benton, Le
roy Goodwin, N. J. Smith, . W.
Simpson, Nathan Mathews, George T.
Powell, John R. Baker, R. I (Kings
bury, 0. C. Perry, Earl Morse, Velum
C. Winslow, ; Wade H. Jordan, C. E.
White, Henry Stokes, Sr., Elwood Per
ry, W, M. Wood, Arba Winslow, Nath
an Sawyer, Ralph T. Harrell, Thom
as Fleetwood, Vivian N. Darden, jE.
L. Jennings, Earl Russell and P. B.
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llc'y Trinity Easter
On - Easter Day at Holy Trinity
' Episcopal Church there will be three
services. , v, -.;
' At 9 A. M., the service of Holy
Communion will be celebrated by itfae
Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector emeritus of
the Parish. ..
' At the 11 o'clock Communion ser
vice the rector, the Rev. Charles F.
4 Wulf, will give a brief Easter mes
sage and the choir wiQ lead the sing
ing of the traditional tEaater hymns,
Mrs. H. A. Whitley is organist l
In the afternoon t 3 (P. M., the
children of the Sunday School, the
teachers, parents, members of -tile
congregation and friends will gather
for. a brief service. (At wis sernce
aXebere of the Sunday School will
present their Lenten orrenngs in me
Mtte Boxes which were distributed
on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.
This Lenten Mite ox Offering is a
custom of many years standing to
Episcopal Sunday Schools, and has
played an Important part in the Ses
sionary work of the whole Episcopal
tThurck Immediately following Cje
service an Easter Ear Hunt 'wilt be'
held for the clirJren of Ihe Sunday
School, ' , ' "
lira. Nfca .B. Xlite
?.:ds3 As Agzzt -
Nina 'B. White, Perquunans
'S "j Come A -rt forth past four
J....J, 1 a tji.-i'her rem.jnc.yon
ct Cat position e'jetive llay 1. The
r'ra'-an 'wsj : to the
' .'ri of County Comm;. W-s on
: T!onday and was aoc.tcl wii
i rioenmen-stion of the
1 i t jrvice Hiss Limecy I'erry,
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Scheduled In May
Pre-school clinics will be conducted
in Perquknans County during the first
week in May, according to an an
nouncement made today by Dr. B. B.
McGuire, District Health Officer, fAo
also stated any and ' all practicing
physicians are invited and urged to
help with any clinic they would like.
Parents who tail to receive letters
regarding the clinics are requested
to take their child to the clinic if his
er her birthday is prior to October 1.
The clinic schedule is as follows:
May 6 Central Grammar School,
boys: '; May ' 7 JCentral Grammar
School, ? girls; May 8 Perquimans
Training School; May 9 'Hertford
Grammar School; May 12 Hertford
Negro Grammar School.
President . Truman, on Tuesday
night, ordered the Secretary of Com
merce to seize all steel plants in the
country and. to operate them while
negotiations were continued, for a
settlement of the steel dispute. A steel
strike was scheduled to start at mid
night Tuesday. Mr. Truman told the
nation his seizure order was issued
to prevent a breakdown in the na
tion's defense prograai. jeadew, of
the industry, it was reported, plan a
court fight on the government seizure
of the mills. ;
Official Washington ., was in tur
moil late last week. Attorney General-Howard
McGrath fired Newbold
Morris as special investigator and in
turn was fired by President Truman.
James P. MoGraney was named to suc
ceed McGrath, however,' Washington
reports indicate we appointment may
chief mobilization officer,
also resigned his post and it was re
ported this was due to dissatisfaction
over the proposed settlement of the
steel dispute. ' '" '
Racketeer Frank OosteUo -was con
victed of contempt of the Senate
Crimes t Investigation Committee; in
a hearing concluded in New York
this week. He was sentenced to pris
on 18 months and fined $5,000. Judge
Sylvester Ryan refused OosteUo bail,
pending an appeal, but the Federal
Court of Appeals released him on a
bond of 15,000.
Session Here Monday
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County met here last
Monday morning in regular; session
and handled a number of routine mat
ters brought to its attention. : v
. Approva) was given to a petition,
presented by Carroll Williams, for im
provement of the Cedar Stretch road,
in Hertford township, and. also to a
request made by W. B. Jordan for
further improvement or tne Xiaice
J. C. Moraran. superintendent of the
county home, reported to the Board
that T. J. Bass Is paying for his Board
and. lodging whale an inmate at uie
Approval was voted of a payment of
a sum of 40 to Sheriff IM. ti. uwens
for the capture of . two mails, ana or
convictions of persons chargea wiim
operatina these stiHs. " V
. In connection r wit iflie 5 matter
County Attorney Silas M.- IWhedhee,
advised ' the rBoard of : the, law per-
taln'ii ii HnamAa tnr 1A ahlTe of
stills, and gave the (Board his opinion
of the law; stating the statute calls
for payment of a reward of 20 for
each etui- capturea ana jaeuwrea to
the Commissioners, and the eonvie
Hon of a person chawed with operat
ing tiie still, and where a .defendant
so convicted does not appeal tne case.
f 'At th close of .the- meeting the
members of the Board, and, number
of other .county officials were the
Ichappell at ' dinner served at the
Hertford Cafe. -' i ' : "
Wedncciiy Closing:? ' '
In Force Next Week ; ;
" Hulf -nolktays ottlWednesB .wiU
be observed by most of the stores and
business houses in Hertford begimdng
nert Vednesday, April '16, it was re
ported here today.
1'arnJtBTe stores of the town began
'r f'z '.-- .icy afternoons on
A : j 2, t it aio .t of the other stores
1 r.Ir-r to rart'-lrae in the plan set
;iJ 13 ti tve srl Pg dJte for tfie
s i ".mr Lo -i v .Kh will ' run
' roush V.e L.t Vv.jie.,vl.y in Aug-
Sixteen Cases In
On Last Tuesday
Defendants Appeal Ver
dict returned In
xteen cat vere disposed of in
"umans iw Oder's Court, in sea
siu re last Tuesday. The majority
"ii cases were diea mio court on
viL i of the traffic laws.
wonaia;aToai. Eugene Kippard, John
Lewis and Martin Sands, each charr
ed with . speeding, entered pleas of
guilty to the charges and paid the
costs (of court. .
Joe Ramos entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of speeding: and paid a
fine of 25 and costs of court.
A fine of $10 and costs were taxed
against Henley 'Perry, Negro, who
entered a plea of guilty to a charge
of driving with improper brakes.
Wayne Williams, Alfred Ferebee,
Negro, Robert Jordan, each charged
with driving an overloaded truck, en.
tered pleas of guilty and each paid
the costs of court.
Elmo Gorham was fined $20 and
costs after pleading guilty to a charge
of driving an overloaded truck.
Elsie : Harris, Negro, was found
guilty on two charges, of beyig drunk
and disorderly and using profanity in
public. She was ordered to pay a
fine of $15 and costs of court.
Shelton Jones, Negro, paid the costs
of court after pleading guilty to a
charge of driving a truck over the
(Lillian Nixon and D. A. Furr, both
charged with larceny of $75 from
Ben Whitley, were found guilty of the
charge. Each received a 60 day jail
sentence, to be suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of $100 and costs of
court. $75 of the fine was ordered
paid to Mr. Whitley. The defendants
appealed the case to the Superior
Connie Grimes, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of driving drunk.
He was fined $150 and costs of court.
He appealed the case-, to the Superior
Lioness Club To
The 1952 Cancer Crusade will be
conducted in Perquimans County un
der the sponsorship of the Hertford
Lioness Club, it was announced to-;
day by sin. - Elton Hurdle, presi
dent of the club.
; Mrs. Hurdle reported tha' drive will
open the latter part of this month.
Solicitors are now being appointed
and their names .will be announced
next Veek. The county goal for the
1952 drive is $577.80, Part of these
funds will be used by the American
Cancer Society to aid in maintaining
the Nursing Home, recently opened
at Lumberton. "
A feature of this year's drive Mrs.
Hurdle announced, will be the educa
tional part of the campaign. Canvass,
ers v will distribute literature during
the solicitation for funds and the pub
lic is urged to read these articles on
cancer ' and the fight being waged
against it. A film on the subject will
also be shown at the State Theatre.
Board of Education
In Meeting Monday
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Board of Education met last Mon
day night in the office of the super
intendent of schools and handled a
number of fiscal matters brought up
for .action. . ; ,.' , : : ' -:
Insurance covering' the Hertford
Negro School was purchased through
A company, represented by H. N. Nix
on, .and insurance covering the two
new , lunchrooms were purchased of
companies represented by Mrs. Viola
" The Board authorised the superin
tendent to include in the current bud
get a supplementary salary for the
hems ht teachers at-( .Perquimans
Trainbur Schooli This ftem was not
placed in the budget originally Inas
much as the position, was not ruiea
at the time the budget was adopted.
J. T. E'-rsrers and . Mrs. Mary G.
Brinn were named ' as a committee
to meet wfch the Library Board rela
tive to action toibs taken in rtgards
to the old lunchroom and library build
ing, situated upon the.Herlford Gram,
mar School property.
Revert Cpive? Is,
Candidate For. Board
, Bobert Spivey, well-known farmer
of New Hope township, has announced
his candidacy for the office of com
missioner for New 'Hope township,
subject to the Democratic primary
Mr. Spivey filed his name as a can.
dlJ.'te with the Board of Elections on
In Safety Contest
Conducted By Club
Much Interest Manifest
ed In Program Held
Last Week '
Winners in the poster and jingle
contests, conducted by the Perquim
ans Business and Professional Wo
man's Club in connection with its
Bmeiy weeK were announced rouay uy
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Mrs. D. M. Jackson and Mrs. Jack
Burbage, co-chairmen of the program.
In the poster contest for the white
division winners were, grades 1-3:
Grant Allen, first; Franklin McOoog
an, secdnd; . Janice Stanton, third;
Celtic Long, honorable mention',
grades 4-8; Becky Nixon, first: Gil
bert Swayne, second; Shirley Chap-
pell and Sylvania Copeland, third; Pat
Lane, honorable mention. In the jin
gle contest, winners were, adult: Mrs.
B. G. Koonce; grades 1-3: Janice
Stanton, first; Hazel Trueblood, sec
ond; Mary Frances White, third; Cel
tic Long, honorable mention; grades
4-7: Alice Elliott, first: Mable Keel,
second:. Shirley Tarkington, third; Le-
titia MeGoogan, honorable mention,
Grades 8-12: Wayne White, first;
Annie Stokley, sond; Billy Bray,
third, and Jimmy Copeland, honorable
For posters in the colored division,
winners were, errades 1-3: Daisy Hol-
ley, first: Biarni Burke, second; Wil
liam Moore, th'-d; Melvin Tillett,
honorable mention; grades 4-8: Ger
trade Harrell. first: Charles Wins
low. second; Abram Lightfoot, third;
William Lightfoot, honorable men.
tion; grades 9-12: Enoch Gregory,
first; Norwood David, second; Mamie
Reid, third; Katrina Johnson, honor
able mention. For jingles the winners
were, (Trades H-3: Riley Whedbee,
first; Helen Jones, second: May
Moore, thiH; Leoii-Armstrong, honor-
rr"tion: grades 4-8: Lewellyn
Wills, first; Jeanette Parker, second;
Oneda Felton, third: Christine Lew
der, .honorable mention: jrrades 9-12:
second, and Sarah Ormond. third.
Other highlights of the safety .pro
gram were talks made at the various
schools by Mrs. Alice E. Futrell,
Field Representative for the Safety
Division: films on safety were also
shown at the schools and local civic
John Noe, director of Safety Edu
cation, Department of Public Instruc
tion, was a featured speaker at the
Perquimans High School and; Per
quimans Training School.
The BPW Club members expressed
their appreciation for the splendid co
operation received during the cam
paign and thanks all who had a part
in the programs.
HO Clubs April 16th
The Perquimans County Home
Demonstration Clubs will be hosts to
the 25th District Federation of Home
Demonstration dubs on Wednesday',
April 16, according to an announce
ment by Mrs. John Hurdle, President
of the Perauimans County Council.
The morning session will convene at
10:30 in the auditorium of the Per
auimans County High School.
Mrs. J. W. Halstead, District Chair
man, will preside at the meeting and
Dr. Bessie McNeil, Head of the Home
Economics Department of East Varo
Una College, will be the speaker. Her
subject will be "Families, Our Most
The. 25th District Federation Com.
prises the seven counties of Gates,
Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank,
Camden, Currituck, and Dare, and ap
proximately 450 crab members from
the various counties are expected to
ha in attendance.
This is the first time the Federa
tion has met in Hertford In six years,
Music. Club Presents
Annual Hymn Program
On Wednesday evening the Hert
ford Junior Music Club, assisted by
the Junior Choirs of the Baptist and
Methodist Churches, gave the best of
their four annual Hymn Programs in
the Hertford Methodist CbicrAj;,.:;
. The large audience was welcomed
by the . Crab President, Charlie John
son, after which Nancy Lane, yfoe
president, took charge of the pro
gram. ' s-:',. .'::.;,
..The Club Hymn and Hymns-ofjthe-Month
were featured, the accompani
ments being played by the dub mem
bers as practical training for the fu
ture church pianista of the county.
The program closed with "The Holy
City, sung by the two choirs, and
accompanied by Kay Guthrie.
Directors of the choirs are Mrs.
J. E. White, Mrs. T. E. Madre, Mrs.
Lindsay Winslow, Mrs. A. L. Chap
lin afld ISrs. R. M. Kiddick. ,
AnnuEl faceting Of Afbsmarle REATo
Be Conducted Here Saturday Afternoon
W. E. White Resigns
As PMA Secretary
W. E. White, secretary of the Per
quimans PMA Committee, has tender
ed his resignation of the position, ef
fective May- 6, it was announced here
Mr. White has been associated with
the county agricultural services, for
the past 18 years, starting his duties
in 1934, when the present PMA work
was carried out through the Exten
In his resignation Mr. White stat
ed his association, during1 the 18 years
he served, with farmers and officials
of both the Extension Service and
other governmental agencies, had
been most pleasant.
Negro Farmers To
A rural progress committee for
Perquimans County was organized
at a meeting held recently at the of
fice of the Negro County Agent, when
M. R. Zachary, District Farm Agent,
and W. C. Cooper, Negro 4-H Specia
list, outlined the purpose of the pro
gram being conducted throughout the
state. W. C. Stroud, was acting
chairman at the meeting.
The purpose of the program was set
out as follows: To increase income,
greater security, improve educational
facilities, finer spiritual values,
stronger community life and more
dignity and contentment in country
: Dr. Clarece Poe is offering a $500
cash prize to the colored farmers in
the county making itjie, finest record
of progress in North Carolina.
The committees named at the meet
ing were K. A. Williams, chairman;
W. C. Stroud, i co-chairman; W. R.
Privott, secretary; Mrs. M. B. Taylor,
County committee leaders for five
sub-committees were named as fol
lows:.; I K. A. Williams, W. C.
Stroud, J. M. Spruill, J. L. Lassiter,
D. Newby, S. Moore; 2 V. N. Harris,
Mrs. M. B. Taylor, Mrs. L. Perry, Mrs.
C. Newby J. M. Spruill; 3 Mrs. E.
Byrd, Mrs. M. B. Taylor, Mrs. M.
Hunter, Mrs. Ida Norman, Mrs. Mary
Holley, Mrs. P. E. Bembry; 4 R. L.
Kingsbury, L.' Simmerett, Mrs. D.
Thomas, D. Newby, Miss Addie Hof-
fler; 5 -W. C. Stroud, J. Billups and
J. M. Spruill.
Funeral services for William T.
Belch, 58, who died suddenly at his
home here last Saturday at 6 P. M.,
were held at the Lynch Funeral Home
Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The
Rev. Alvin Price officiated.
Mr. Belch .was the son of the late
Levi and Fannie Belch. He is sur
vived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Belch,
three sons, William D. of Hertford,
James of Ehzazbeth City, and Henry
Belch of New York; three daughters,
Mrs. Cornelia Byrum of Norfolk, Mrs,
Elmo Lane of Chapahoke, and Miss
Fannie Belch of Hertford; one bro.
ther, Arch Belch of Great Bridge; two
sisters .Mrs. Tom Harris of Edenton,
and Mrs. Jim Hill of Chuckatuck, Va.
Six grandchildren also survive.
During the services Mrs. Alvin
Price and Mrs. Verna Lee Perry
sang, "Safe In the Arms of Jesus,"
Beyond the Sunset," and "The Old
The casket of Mr. Belch, who was
a veteran of World War I, was cover
ed with an American Flag.
Pallbearers were PJ. Boyce, Vash
tl White, W.' T. Wllloughby, John
Lane, V. N. Darden and B. C. Berry.
Annual HS Banquet
Planned April 17
The annual Junior-Senior banquet,
for students of Perquunans High
School, one- of the highlights of the
school year, win be held on Thurs
day night, April 17, it was announced
The banquet, as for the past few
years, will be held at the Virginia
Dare Hotel in Elizabeth City, with
the banquet starting at 6.-30 o'clock.
to be followed by dance which will
starts at 9:30 and last until 11:30
Banks Candidate . '
For County Board
Elmer G. Banks, prominent resident
of New Hope Township, has an
nounced his candidacy for the office
as. county commissioner for New Hope
Township, subject to the Democratic
primary May SI.
Ha seeks the place, on the Board
left vacant by the retirement of Ervin
Turner, incumbent , :
William B. Umstead To
Address Members At
The annual meeting of the members
of the Albemarle Electric Membership
Corporation will be held in Hertford
on Saturday afternoon, April 12, at
the Perquimans High School, begin
ning at two o'clock, it -was announced
today by John Costen, manager of the
Principal business to be conducted
during the meeting will be the elec
tion of a board of directors for ithe
REA for the coming year and a report
oh the affairs of the REA during the
past year. Nominations already made
for the board are: Perquimans Coun
ty, A. T. Lane, Charles E. White,
Floyd Mathews, Preston Nixon, Ben
Chambers, Freeman Umphlett; Cam
den County, J. A. Whitehurst, J. W.
Hastings; Chowan County, J. A. Wig
gins, John N. Bunch, A. E. Asbell;
Pasquotank County, W. R. Lowry,
Tommie Temple, Marshall Meads and
William B. Umstead, candidate for
governor, will be the principal speak
er for the annual meeting. While his
subject has not been announced it is
expected Mr. Umstead will speak on
the growth and benefits of REA. He
was a member of Congress when REA
was organized and later served as
U. S. Senator in the years REA was
A large number of consumers, ser
ved by the Albemarle Electric Cor
poration, who make up the member
ship of the local co-op, are expected
to attend the meeting this year.
A number of valuable prizes, donat
ed by merchants of the Albemarle
area, will be awarded at the close of
the meeting . A large number of ex-,
hibits, by appliance dealers, will also
be displayed at the event
Following the election of the Board
of Directors, this group is expected
to meet and elect officers for the year,.
Present officers for the corporation
are: A. T. Lane, chairman, JoeiWfe-r
gins, vice chairman, Floyd Mathews,
secretary and Charles E. White, treas
urer. County N'CEA Group
In Annual Meeting
The Perquimans County unit of the
North Carolina Education Associa
tion held its annual meeting on Fri
day night of last week at the new
lunchroom of the Central Grammar
School in Winfall .
The meeting was the first occasion
for use of the new lunchroom since its
completion early last week, and Thom
as Maston, principal of th school, and
members of the faculty who had
charge of arrangements for the meet
ing had the building beautifully decor
ated for the event.
Special guests at the meeting were
members of the Board of Education
and members of the grammar school
and high school committees. Mrs.
C. R. Holmes, president of the unit,
presided over the meeting. Mrs. Chas.
E. Johnson rndered a number of musi
J. T. Biggers, county superintendent
of schools, was the speaker for the
event and he used as his subject Edu
cationA Profession not a position.
He traced the progress of education
from 1777 to the present time, giving
the advancement of the field down
through, the years.
Elect New Officers
Tha W. S. C. S. of the Hertford
Methodist ' Church held its regular
meeting last Monday with Mrs. W. H.
Pitt having charge of an impres
sive Easter program. Mrs. C O.
Fowler gave the devotional, followed
by a solo by Miss Ruth Tucker, ac
companied at the piano by Mrs. L, C
Winslow. Carllse White gave a read
ing and Miss Thelma Elliott made a
talk on flowers. -
Mrs. J. O. Felton presided over the
business session during which a report
on tile conference held at Raleigh was
given by Mesdames Felton, C T.
Skinner, A. L. Chaplbv J. L. Harris
and R. L. Knowles.
The nominating committee present
ed the following officers for the year;
Mrs. J. O. Felton, president; Mrs.
Cecil' Winslow, vice president; Mrs. .
Eldon Winslow, recording secretary;
Mrs. F. M. MeGoogan, treasurer; Mrs.
D. - F. Reed, local treasurer. Head
ing the various departments of the
organisation are Mrs. J. L. Harris,
Mrs. John Costen, Mrs. Lawrence
Tows, Mrs. a D. Fowler, Mrs. W. E.
Drake, Mrs. A. L. Chaplin, Mis.
James E. Newby, Mrs. L. C. Winslow,
Mrs. R. S. Monde, Mrs. W. G. Ed
wards and Miss Thehna Elliott '