WEEKLY e.,vr Jts":fr XIX. Number 18. Hertford, Berquimaii8 County, North Carolina, Friday, May 2, 1952. 5 Cents Per Copy i . . -. i Program Part Of An- ' ' nual Observance Of i National HDC Week . fi" The annual dinner foV the County v Commissioners was given by the . Home Demonstration County Council ' on .Tuesday - night April 29 at the " Agricultural aiding . - . V " : Those enjoying the baked 'chicken ' . dinner were County Commissioners and their -wives, county council offi - cers, and County Representative C. R. Holmes and Mrs. Holmes, Exten sion workers and their husbands or wives, and Mrs. Eddie Harrell, who waa speaker, for the evening. A short program was presided over by Mrs. John Hurdle, County Council President, who welcomed the guests. Mr. Archie Lane, Chairman of Coun ty Commissioners," responded to the weteome.'v . :'' -";::V , . - Mrs. Eddie Harrell, County Educa ' tional Chairman, spoke on 'IWhat , Home Demonstration Work Means to .. Me as a Homemaker and a Citizen." She pointed out such home demon , . stration projects as music, home man .' agement, citizenship, and the food and nutrition program were playing an important part in the advancement of living ? of the farm families! of America;- . She closed with saying, "I can not help but feel a deep sense of pride in being a club member." The Home Demonstration County ' Chorus closed the program by ren dering three selections. The dinner was one of the programs being conducted by the local.. Home Demonstration Clubs in observance of National Home Demonstration Club Week. " . . Vc'JthsJOfGuatcnida Si young" men -of -Guatemala - i are stn(iyinff swilL-operations ? at J the First Factories of tie World, At Harvey Point ander the. supervision Kf r - the Hervey Foundation, were, guests 1 . of the Hertford Rotary Club at its . meeting Tuesday irfght at the Hotel Hertford. The youths, Jorge Aguilar, Oscar HurtarW, Rene Fajardo, Jaime Gar cia C Ricardo Pellecer and Jorge Vel- ' aqulz, . have been in Western North Carolina for" the past six weeks, ob serving and learning, the cutting of mountain hardwoods, similar to trees of their native land. .They will re main at Harvey Point for the next six weeks observing and learning op- - eration of sawmill machinery. ' ; $ The group rendered a number of Latin American musical selections for the pleasure of the local Rotarians. Charles Henc, president-elect of fhe club,' reported on the annual District , Rotary Conference, held in Burling-, "ton, last week. He told the club members the work carried on during , . the conference and of the highly en tertaining program presented to the Rotarians and their wives who attend: 1 ed the conference. Mr. Henc ser ved on the sergeant-at-arms commit tee of the conference. ' Light Docket In , Recorders Court A li rift docket consistifrir of' eight i cases, was disposed- of by &e Per quimans Recorder's Court in session here last Tuesday. Entering a plea i of. guilty ; to a charge of Speeding, Charles Stern, Jr., paid the costs of count--" ("Jpaeph Lane, charged with reck iZJ driving, entered a plea of guilty and paid the costs of court. A verdict of not guilty was return ' v ed in the case in which James Over , . ton, Negro, was charged with assault - and trespass.- u. . v Costs of court were taxed against Kary Harris in the case in which James SimpsonNegro, waa charged with assault.;;,,; Luke Bowser, Negro, was found ' guilty of a charge of assault He was ordered to pay a fine' of $10 and costs of court . " . - - 1 James Felton, Negro, was fined f2 and costs of court on a charge of ? a ;Iig drunk on the streets of Hert i. ' Luther Harrell j paid the costs of f --art on a charge cf driving an ov loaJad truck. 1. entered a plea of iKichard Spruill, charged with fol lowing t a vehicle too cLsly, failed to appear to answer ,the charge. He was oriared held on a bond of $50. : .:z:tt 7 . Cor.,s of T.a- Heads HD Program - RUTH CTBBENT ( Miss Ruth Current, above, heads' up home demonstration club work in North Carolina as State home agent for the State College Ex tension Service. Club members in the Tar Heel State are joining others throughout the nation in observing the- seventh annual Home Demonstration Week, April ',27-May S. School Honor Roll Lists 82 Students The honor roll for Perauimans Hisrh School, for the fifth grading period, which closed last Friday, was released this week by E. C. Woodard, principal of, the school. . A total of 82 students were listed as winning scholastic hon ors during the period. The honor .students, by - classes, were Eighth Grade Corbin Cherry. Bob by Olfatthews, Cliff Towe, Nancy Bag- ley, Marjone JBnnn, Willie Mae Dail, Alice Dawson. Barbara Russell. Jan ice StallingB,Ann White, Lois Vtolet wmsiowi Jo fit stoKes, routine Woodl Judy Winslow, Jimmy Cope wnace Baker,; wuham Byram, Mi - :"WOi viiuiiu jk wb. virarics Vvard, J,j Long,-Ivy JRussell,. Sarah sutiton, iiBJUiaire - winslow. : y Ninth Grade (Ray Lane, Charles Smith, Alice Jean Jackson, Lois Kir- by, Emily;Whrte. Joseph Butt Joseph Layden, Patricia Biggers, ' Joanna Williford. Peggy Harrell. Anne Burke Chappell, Barbara Edwards, Evelyn Ann Stanton, Sue Perry White, Wil liam Elliott, Billie Carol Divers, Mary Frances Eure, Joan Madre, Julia Ann Stokes, Celia Margaret? White. Tenth Grade John Morris, Clarence, Chappell, Marshall Winslow, Jean Butt, Ann Stallings, Tilson Chappell, Hudson Fisher, Mattie Morse, Louise Chappell," Frances Sutton, Leo Dail. Eleventh Grade Marilyn ' (Baker, Nina Chiippell, Audrey Lane, Nettie Lee Long, Carolyn Mathews, Nan El la White, Faye Butt, Alice Proctor, Billy : Chappell, Mollie - Lu Yeates, Mable Martin Whedbee, Glenda Lane, Janie Winslow. Twelfth Grade Julia Ann Bundy, Pauline Burbage, Marguerite Butler, Nellie , Carlwright, Earlene Chappell, Ann Godfrey, Irene Hunter! Amy Van Roach,' r Manraret . Symons, Martha Thatch. Marvina WMte, Gertrude El liott, Tommy Sumner, Fritz Wulf and Geraldine Winslow. . Registration Dooks To Ci Saturfey Registration books for the primary- election May si,' will open Satur day, according to W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the County Board of Elections. . Registrars will sit at the polling places in each precinct for the convenience of voters who wish to register for the primary, f : Mr Aineley stated individuals al ready on the books need, not register , again in order to be eligible to vote, out ii a voter nas movea zrora one township to another he should change hit . registration to the ; township in which he now resides., . Nothin- Official J On Runscrs Of Base Rumors circulating around Hertford last week-end concerning the re -opening and the possible sale of the Har vey Point Naval Base were- strictly unofficial, according to a statement by Mayor V., N. Darden, who reported that the Town of Hertford, which leases the, base from the Naval De partment, ha received no word- con cerning any activity at the base. ' One report circulating here was to tv t"''t t-t tv-e bar is, to be re r ' ' r i ' ;r s th-t the ' 1 f ? 7 Ce Navy IK ... i J. "to i- t- vera j FcrCGLhjiccflot AtPertjoraslligli Honor Students Named For Activities End ing School .Year With commencement at Perquimans High School scheduled for May 28, plans are now being formulated by the school authorities and students for the activities of the closing of the pres ent sehool term. , E. C. Woodard, . principal of the school, announced today Tommy Sum ner will be the Valedictorian for the 1952 graduating class and ' Pauline Burbage will be Salutatorian. ' Marshals, who will serve as ushers at the Baccalaureate services, class night and commencement will be Faye Butt, Chief Marshal, the students with the highest grades in the Junior Class. Mollie Lu Yeates and Mabel Martin Whedbee., 11th grade: Tilson happen and John Morns, loth grale; Peggy Harrell and Mary Frances Eure, 0th grade; Judith Winslow and Marjone cnnn, eth grade. Plans Tor the closing activities are as yet incomplete, but it hag been an nounced the closing exercises will be somewhat different this year than in the past Instead of a guest speaker giving the commencement address the members of the graduating class will present the program for the evening. Approximately 50 students are in cluded in the 1952 graduating class but the names of the students will hot be available until a later date. Baccalaureate services will be held on Sunday, May 25, with the Rev. A. L. Chaplin, pastor of the Hertford Methodist Church, delivering the ser mon. Class night will be held at the high school on Tuesday night, May 27. Plan Selection Of County PotatoDussn At State; Theatre Selection of a Perquimans County girl, to compete for the title of Queen of the Potato Festival to-be held in Elizabeth' City on May 31, will be made at the State Theatre on Mon day night, May 12, it was announced today by L. B. Gibbs, manager of the theatre. - " ', . . Contestants entered in the 'county 'contest are Nellie Cartwright, Irene Hunter, Earlene Chappell, Margaret Symons, Kay White Stanton. Mar- jorie Winslow, Ruth Dawson, Sallie Overton, Kathleen Hurdle, Janice Yagel, Frances Bennett, Suzanne Towe.Bettie Davis, Marion Elliott, Bettie Ann Mathews, Frances Sut ton, Mary lee Miller, Annette Park er; Barbara Lee Sawyer, Evelyn Ann Stanton and Louise Jordan, v ' The winner of the local contest will compete against other county winners for the title of queen, at the Carolina Theatre on May 23 and the festival will be held on May 31. Each girl taking part in the local contest will be issued a week's pass to the State Theatre, the winner will receive a three months' pass and second and third place winners will receive a pass to .the theatre good for one month. In addition to other : awards, the girls selected as Queen for the festival will Teceive a week's free vacation at the' Hotel Nags Header. Revival Is Announced , For Bethany Church .; Summer evangelistic services at Bethany Methodist Church in the Bel videre community will begin Sunday night, August 31 and close on the fol lowing Sunday night, September 7, ac ording to the pastor, the Rev. R. M. Gradelew. .f(;.,a.;.'.;.' ; f The, congregation Is looking for ward with a particular interest in the services, for the guest evangelist, the Rev. 'Marvin Jolliff of Gatesville is a native of the community and started out in the ministry from this church. Mr. Jolliff superannuated at the last session of the North Carolina Annual Methodist Conference after 28 years of active service. " Annual Concert' Presented Friday ' Much praise was expressed over the progress of the Perquimans High School Band and Glee Club, follow in; the annual concert, presented by the two musical groups, at the school auditorium last Friday, night. ' . The Glee- Club, which rendered a number of favorite selections, was un der the direction of Mrs. Charles E. Johnson, and the band, whch featur ed several popular numbers as well as some marches, waa directed by r'r.d c. r-'-'d. A 1 , ) i r of F"lrona of the i It i M scor-vt IntlbsTopAhosIiia For District Hag In Dasclid Series Play-off Games With Farm Life Start On Thursday Night For the second straight year the Perquimans Indians baseball team, representing Perquimans High School, has won the sub-district state elimina tion championship. The Indians de feated Ahoskie last Friday afternoon by a score of 8-6 to sew up the title for this area. , ; Playing against Windsor, Ahoskie and Gatesville for the district cham pionship the Indians lost one game to Gatesville, and defeated Windsor and Ahoskie twice. The Indians got off to a bad start in the game last Friday, allowing Ahoskie four runs in the first inning, but the locals collected two runs and trailed 5-2 until the last of the fourth when the Ahoskie pitcher walked four men and the Indians collected three hits to score five runs. From then on it was Perquimans' bail game. ' Vernon White relieved Benton as pitcher of Perquimans in the first inning. He struck out eight batters, gave up six hits and walked three bat ters. Two Ahoskie pitchers gave up six hits, ten walks and struck out seven Indian batters. As winners of the sub-district the Indians will play Farm Life, of Mar tin County for the district champion ship, with the first game of the series scheduled to be played on Memorial Field in Hertford on Thursday night of this week, beginning at eight o'clock. The second game, of the two-out-of-three contest, will be played at Farm Life on Friday afternoon. The . winner of this play-off will move .up for contests next week with the winner of another district for the eastern district championship. Qar Association Court Procedure The Perquimans County Bar Asso ciation, in a meeting held here Tues day morning, passed a resolution to be presented to the Solicitor of this dis trict requesting a calendar be drawn for future terms of criminal courts in this county.';-' The procedure, if adopted, will pro vide for the setting of criminal cases to be heard on certain days of the court term, and will add much to the convenience for witnesses in the cases scheduled for hearing. At present witnesses in all cases scheduled for hearings must come to court on the opening day, and remain until dismiss ed by the court. Under a calendar system a witness need not come to court until the date set for the case in which the witness is to be used. . It was the opinion of the members of the local Bar a calendar system for criminal cases in the local court will save much time for many witness es, who might otherwise spend two or three days sitting in the Court room waiting to be called to testify. The Association also adopted a plan whereby all offices of county attorneys will be closed on Saturday afternoon throughout the year. The Saturday closings will become effective im mediately. Local . Store Changed Ownership Last Week "Announcement was made here on Thursday of last week of a change in ownership of the Western Auto Associate Store. B. J. Holleman, Jr., who has owned and operated the store since it was founded here sold his interests to L. B. Cobb. , v Mr. Cobb has assumed active man agership of the store and will make his home in Hertford. , Store Observing 38th Anniversary The month of May will be anniver sary month at uhe W. M. Morgan Furniture Store, according to W, M. Morgan, who stated the business is observing its 88th anniversary start ing today. ... u,. . , As has been the custom for yean the store is holding an anniversary sale during the entire month in cele bration of Its founding. . J BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ' Mr. and Mrs. Marshall White, Rt 1, Hertford, NrC, announce the birth of a daughter, Wanda Ann, born Man day, AprI 14 at Chowan Hospital. - Seeks Change in County TGCCfisrs' List Committees Approved DyDozrd On Ved Legion Postpones 1 Meeting To Friday The meeting of the Wm. Paul StaK lings Post of the American Legion, planned for Thursday night of this week, has been postponed until Fri day night, May 2, it was announced toaay oy c. u. oerry, tost lUommand- er. :.- Mr. Berry reminded members of the Post that this meeting is one of im portance and urges all members to attend. Officers will be elected and work will be planned for the compiling of a registry of graves of all veterans for World Wars I, II and the Korean War. THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES A Federal Judge, on Tuesday, ruled President Truman had no authority to seize the steel mills of this nation, and ordered the industry retumsd to its owners. Following the ruling Union officials called for an immedi ate strike in the industry. Reports from Washington state ihe Govern ment will try for a favorable ruling from a higher court, in an effort to keep the steel industry in production. An embargo was placed on steel, pending settlement, which will freeze shipment of steel to all but small users. The political tempo around Raleigh is being stepped up as the present gubernatorial campaign gets into high gear. Governor W. Kerr Scott this week assailed a number of his ap pointee office holders, 'charging they are hindering the completion of his "go forward" program. Other reports state the reason for the "attacks" is because these office holders are sup porting William B, Ujnstead fo? the office. . . 'V Ane bandit, amed withwd'gunsl held up a Aank at Angier, near Ra leigh on Tuesday and escaped with 144,500. The robbery occurred dur ing mid-rooming, with the bandit es caping jn a late-model car. A road block, thrown up by the State Patrol failed to produce any trace of the rob ber.. A French airliner, flying over Ber lin this week, was fired upon by a Russian fighter plane. Four passen gers in the airliner were wounded. Allied authorities in Germany pro tested the incident and demanded dam ages from the Russians. Russian au-. thorities countered the claim by stat ing, the airliner was flying outside its proper zone. Washington has announced that General Matthew B. Ridgway will suc ceed General D wight Eisenhower as commander of NATO. Ridgway has been commander of UN forces . in Korea since last fall. The change in command is effective June 1, when General Eisenhower leaves his post in Paris to come home. ' CI Holmes Speaker The Perquimans Business and Pro fessional Women's Club held its reg ular dinner meeting at Hotel Hertford Friday night, April 25, with the Legis lation Committee in charge. The meeting opened with the club collect repeated in unison. The presi dent, Miss Hulda Wood, presided over the brief business session when plans were made for the benefit card party to be, held at Hotel Hertford Thurs day night, May 15, when bridge and rook will be played. : MJss. Wood introduced the speaker for the evening, Representatiae C. R. Holmes, who gave an interesting and informative resume of the procedures in the State Legislature.' He explain ed how a Bill is passed; stressed tax es and how it affected, the Finance and Appropriations Committees. He urged each member to vote in all elec tions, city, county, state and national asas it is a privilege and to help pre serve our liberty. ' ; Mrs. .Emily T. HarreH won the at tendance prize. . v ; , . Those present were the following guests: ' Mr.: Holmes, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Howard Hunter and Mrs. E. S. Pierce and "the following members: Miss Wood, Miss Wilson,' Mrs. Har rell, Miss Thelma Elliott; Miss Kate Blanchard, Viola A. Nachman, Eva James Dozier, Nettie Lee Caravello, Essie Burbage, Alice M. Towe, Dora T. Riddick, Claire H. Murray, Pickett A. Sumner, Sallie M. Lane, Grace Coston, Roxanna C. Jackson and Mar garet W. Bagley. AtBPWIMMeeting Recommended By Resignations Accepted From Severel Mem bers Of Faculty Members ' of the Perquimans County Board of Education met here last Wednesday afternoon, and passed upon recommendation of the various school committees regarding the election of teachers in the county schools for the 1952-53 term. The Board has received two resig nations from members of the faculty at the Perquimans High School. Those of : Richard C. David, band director, and Mrs. Zelma Dawson, 8th grade teacher. Another position at the high school will be open due to the retirement of G. C. Buck, as teacher of agri culture. Mr. Buck reached the age ot retirement during the past school year, and under the law will be re placed next term. Upon the recommendations of the school committees the following teach ers were approved for re-election to their present positions: Perquimans County High School E. C. Woodard, principal, Miss Lou ise Hines, Mrs. Joanne Stallings, Mrs. Anne E. Jessup, Mrs. Hannah F. Holmes, Elbert Fearing, Herman H. Gurkin, Mrs. Lois A. Stokes, Mrs. Anmebelle Whitley, Mrs. Anne A. Nowell. Perquimans Central Grammar School Thomas Maston, principal, Mrs. Ber tha C. Lane, Mrs. Lucille L. White, Miss Margaret White, Miss Johnnie White, Mrs. Lessie L. Winslow, Miss Fearle White, Mrs. Lula B. Lamb, Mrs. Ruth H. Burden, Mrs. Annie P. Asbell, Mrs. Myrtle O. Wood. Hertford Grammar School Miss Thelma Elliott, principal, Mrs. Grace M. Coston, Miss Mary Sumner, Mrs, Mary E. Walters, Mrs. Inez O. White, Miss Mildred W. Reed, Mrs. Ruth E. Winslow, Mrs. T. C. Chap pell, Miss Dorcas Knowles. Perquimans Training School Richard L. Kingsbury, principal. Jessica H. Winslow, Johnsie L. Privr ott, Walter" W.Privott,. Dorothy -N. Thomas; MabMW.-Strowd, James- . Woods, Lena G. Wilson, King A. Wil- , liams, Vyvian J. Harris, Jennie S. Thompson, Addie M. Hoffler, Annie S. Simons, Mary E5 Newby,J Harriett L. Winslow, Martha E. Blanchard, Rosa E. Newby, Mary E. James, Idonia Rogerson, George N. Reid, Ed na S. Zachary, Henry E. Daughtery, Myrtle S. Felton, Penelope E. Bem- bry, Willie Y. Williams, Nolle M. Mitchell. ' Hertford Colored School Legrande Summersett, principal, Hazel O. BeamanL Geraldine B. Lowe, Cleo Z. Felton, Eliza S. W. Perry, Alma N. Kingsbury, Minnie L. Felton, Wealthia C. Mardre, Walter J. Thompson, Dorothy H. Newby, Annie F. Nixon, Dewey Newby, Nellie Hol- ley. Umstead Managers Named For County J. W. Ward and Robert L. Hollo well will manage the gubernatorial campaign of William B. Umstead in Perquimans County according to an announcement made Wednesday by Mr. Umstead's headquarters in Ra leigh. r The two men are well known throughout the county, Mr. Ward be ing- Register of Deeds and Mr. Hollo well is a prominent business man. Mr. Hollowell is a graduate of Duke University. He served in the Navy during World War II, as lieutenant commander; and has been engaged in business here since 1946. Mr. Ward, who is retiring as Register of Deeds, has held that office for 19 years. He is a former merchant and farmer..- v- . They will be assisted in the cam paign work by a county committee now being organized: the names of the committeemen will be announced upon completion of the organization. Legion Auxiliary . To Elect Officers The Auxiliary , of the Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the American Legion will meet Friday night at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. F. T. Johnson. All members are urged to be present. New officers for the auxiliary will be elected at this meeting. Musical Playlet At. Chowan High School The piano students of Chowan High School will present a musical playlet, "A Little Bit of Holland," under the direction of . Mrs, R Ralph White, Thursday evening, May 8. at 8 o'clock at Chowan High School.- The public is cordially invited to attend.