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TH3 rirur'ANS t: tly, frcrTrcro, n. c.. r"flAY. may 9, 1952.
Perquimans Weekly
Published every Friday at Hert,
ford, north Carolina. ' ,
MAX CAMPBELL ... -Editor
Entered as second class matter
November 15, 1934, at Post Office
tt Hertford. North Carolina, un
der the Act of March, 1879.
' . $2.00 Per Year
rates famished by
request ::
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1952.
Controlling Polio
Research workers at Johns Hopkins
and Yale University have reported
to a medical conference held in New
York that they may have the an
swer to win the fight against infan
tile paralysis.
Their theory is that polio is a two
stage disease and that during the first
stage, the polio virus is in the blood
stream but that it is relatively harm
less. Paraylsis is the result in the
second stage when the virus attacks
the nerves.
The researchers believe that a great
many people, have the first stage
, polio without even realizing it, and
that a serum made from the blood of
these persons will immunize others
against second stage polio.
This theory will be tested this sum
mer by the National foundation for
Infantile Paralysis in the polio-epi-demis
areas. If the tests prove suc
cessful, polio should hereafter be con
sidered one of the most readily pre
ventable diseases. '
The importance of finding a meth
od of combatting Snfantile paralysis
is strikingly brought to the atten
tion of- each' of us by the fact that
about 30,000 persons have been strick
en by this disease during each of the
past several years, and from five to
eight per cent of those so stricken die
I point where they must charge motor
ists 38 a year to Jark on the street,
it 18 s hu any U1 VI US. Al
though New York is not the first city
to consider such s plan, it is gratify
ing that motorists in that city raised
such a storm of protest, they defeat
ed this additional tax on the automo
bile. ,
The Korean Deadlock
Peacp in Korea still apparently
hinges on these points of discussion:
the. Communist demand that the Sov
iet Union serve as one of the six
neutral nations to police , the truce,
! the right of the North Koreans to
build airfields during tha truce, and
developing a satisfactory plan for ex
changing prisoners.
In informed circles, the opinion is
held that if the prisoner exchange can
be worked out, there will be peace in
Korea. The deadlock on . returning
prisoners is that the Communists are
demanding that all prisoners be re-
turned regardless of their wishes in
the matter. '
It is conceivable that this deadlock
may be broken by replacing on the
nris-turned. civilians who wish to be
returned by civilians who wish to be
A Bad Tax Killed
In New York City, recently, the au
thorities decided to impose a $6 a year
fee on all those who would park their
automobiles' in city streets. On top of
all the other taxes New York City
drivers' were paying, this seemed to
them to be the last straw and they
Taised such a storm of protest that
the city authorities, in the end, with
drew the proposal.
Drivers of automobiles today,
though not required by law in many
.states to carry "liability insurance to
insure their responsibility, are bur-
dened by almost every kind of tax
imaginable. In the first place, if they
pay as much as $2,000 for an automo
bile, they are paying over $500 in tax-
-es. This tax estimate covers all tax
es, beginning with raw materials that
go into the -car and ending with the
Federal tax on tfie sale of each new
tar. : ';-:V---.---V- y':-K'
After this tax, the motorist is re
quired to buy a license, too pay an in
spection tax in most states, to pay
fairly heavy taxes on gasoline, both
, Federal and IState, and to pay many
other taxes. He also pays (Federal
taxes on every new accessory he buys
and is beset with just about every
other tax on the operation of a motor
vehicle that can be thought up by
some city, county, state or federal
trol, Revenue Building Annex. Ra
leigh, N.--C. on or before May 5,
1952. ' . ,
'Funeral 'rites for Mrs. Minnie L.
Dail, 76, who died Saturday after
noon at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. H. S. Davenport, of Hertford,
were conducted (Monday at 1:30 P. M..
at the Lynch Funeral Home by the
Rev. Joe iBrickhouse. Burial was in
Riverside Memorial. Park, Norfolk.
Mrs. Dail was the daughter of John
T. and Cassie Wood Dail and wife of
George Dail. Surviving are one dausrh
ter, Mrs. H. S.VDavenport, of Hert-J
ford; one son, George E, Dail, of Nor
folk; two sisters, Mrs. E. T. Smith
and Mrs. M. A. Garrett, both of Nor
folk; 14 grandchildren and 16- great
grandchildren. :v : ;
To Determine Interests
William Wilson ILewis, 73, died last
Firday at 10:00 A. M., at his home
at Chapanoke After a lingering ill
ness. Funeral services were held Sun
day at 4 P. M., at Oak Grove Metho
dist Church, of which he was a mem.
: A test called-rthe "Interest Index"
is now being given to high school stu
dents across the country. In this test
students indicate whether they like
or dislike such activities as, "Dis
cussing books with ' friends," or
"Learning anything in school which
might be useful in business. A pro
file chart is filled in to show the
amount of interest expressed in each
of twelve categories (ants, languages,
sports, industrial arts, etc.).
Educators feel that Such informa
tion may he of basie importance inJ
planning school projects, making, to.
cational choices, and improving in
structdonal methods. ' .
ber. with the Rev. . W. Jamieson.
fVh an iPnmimiiTitatji1 paston officiating. Burial was in the I
could save"face by getting back the church cemetery. ' '
full t ncrsnna nn thA nrisri- Jar. iLewis was a son oi sne late
unanes wesiey unu jnrs. aaran jane
nal Allied list.
Training School For
State Patrolmen To
Begin On June 1st
Morgan Lewis and the husband of
Mrs. Maude Winslow Lewis. Surviv
ors, in addition to his wife, are three
sons, William Talmadge Lewis and
Carl Wilson Lewis, both of 'Route 2,
Hertford, and David Milton ILewis, of
Swan Quarter; three daughters, Mrs.
Ituth Robbins, Route 3, Hertford; Mrs.
Mildred Wood, of South Norfolk, and
Mrs. Doris Kemp, of Elizabeth City,
and seven grandchildren.
When American cities come to the
Col. James (R. Smith, commanding
officer of the State Highway Patrol
says a training school for rookie pa
trolmen will get underway June 1
at the Patrol Barracks in Chapel Hill.
Graduates of the school will fill
approrimately 30 vacancies now exist
ing in the Highway Patrol.
Col. Smith said that applicants
must be citizens of the United States;
be between 21 and 31 years old,
weigh at least 160 pounds; be of good
moral character and have no criminal
record; have a high school education,
or its equivalent; and have no rela
tive now employed by the Highway
Patrol. "
, Starting salary for trainees ac
cepted by the Patrol will be $2,688 a
The school will be conducted by
Patrol officers and instructors of the
Institute of Government. The rookie
patrolmen will study motor vehicle
laws, firearms, first aid, laws of ar
rest, search and seizure, public rela
tions, care -of motor equipment, self
defense, life saving, accidents investi
gation, and traffic control. Appli
cants will be required to stand rigid
character, physical and mental exami
nations. .
Col. Smith said that between 50 and
75 men will be selected for the eight
weeks training course. They will re
ceive no salary during the school, he
said, .but will get room and board.
Graduates will serve six months pro
bations! period after completing the
course and receiving assignments. Ap
plicants who successfully pass the
course but do not receive immediate
duty assignments, will be carried on a
reserve list and placed as additional
vacancies occur. .
(Application forms may be secured
by writing or telephoning the North
Carolina Highway Patrol, Revenue
Building Annex, KaleigRi IN. C, or
State Highway Patrol Troop Head
quarters in Greenville, Fayetteville,
Salisbury, Greensboro and Asheville
which also have forms available for
applicants. .
Completed applications . should be
mailed to Col. James R. Smith, Com
manding Officer, State Highway Pa-
John Hardy Corprew, 52, died
Thursday of last week at 8:45 P. M.,
at his home near Hertford after three
years' illness. Funeral services were
held Sunday at 2 P. M., at the Lynch
Funeral Home in Hertford. Burial
was in the family plot in the Bethel
Cemetery. ," . . .
Mr. Corprew was the son of Wil
liam H. and Fannie Harrison Corprew.
His wife was the former Miss Maude
Haskett. He was a member of Beth
lehem Christian Church. Survivors
in addition to his wife, are three sons,
William W., J. H., Jr., and Laurence
Curtis, all of Hertford; two brothers.
Mack Corprew, of Berkley, Va., and
Harry "Corprew of Portsmouth, Va,;
two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Corbett, of
Gates and Mrs, C. . Chapel, of Hert
ford, and seven grandchildren.
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Ford's huge, one-piece curved
windshield and picture windows all
around give you Full-Circla ViibU- .
ity. Ifs Just one of the many fine
ear features like Ford's new bodies
(inort advanced in the industry) ,
, . . Ford's new hh-compreegiott in
the 110-h.p. V-8 and 101-h.p. Stx
. . . and your choice of Fordomatic,
Orerdrirs or Conventional Drive.
"Week Day Shows Continuons
': From 3:30
Saturday Continuous From 1 :3ft
, Sunday 2:15, 4:15 and 9:15
Thursday and Friday.
May 8-9 .
Jack Buetel and
Mala Powers in
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Saturday, May 10 '
Allan Rocky Lane in '
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Sunday, Monday and Tuesday,
may 11.12-15 ; -
Robert Taylor and ,
,1 Deborah Kerr in
U'(-':iJO yADIS" -
Sunday Shows 2:15 -5:15 - 8:45
Monday and Tuesday Shows
3:30 . 6:20 . 9:20
Admission:' Sunday Matinee and
Night Shows 11.00. ,
Monday and Tuesday Matinee 74e
UiUdren 50c, tax included.
50 '
Wednesday, May 14
Marie Wilson in
:. On Stage '
'Beauty Contest to select Miss
Chowan County 8:30 P. M. -
Friday and Saturday,
May 9-10- 7, V , " ' ,
The Bowery Boys in i
Cto-Ii TI;::Iro
Friday and Saturday, '
May 9-10 , ' 1 ,
AlanLadd In . '.
Sunday, May 11. - J ,
Clifton Webb In -
Monday and Tuesday,
May 12-13 tn '
f . , F 7h Scott in '
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WednesJ y tii ThursJIay,'. -
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' The Question - '
The father decided to have a seri
ous talk with young-Jimmy, who was
inclined to be . light-hearted and ir
responsible. "
"Jimmy," he said, "you're getting
to be a big boy and you ought to take
things more seriously; Just think if
I died suddenly where would you be?"
"Here," said Jimmy. "The suesrtaon
is, where would you be?''
. The Board of Education met in reg
ular session Wednesday,' April 30,
1952. All members iwere present.
Chairman J. E. Morris presided.
: The Board- met in the Hertford
Afer an tap-jcl'on of tie new cafe
teria, Lisa Thelma Elliott, principal,
was given a vote of thanks in appre
ciation of the lunch and for the fine
work as principal of Hertford Gram
mar School.- ,
The meeting was then moved to the
Superintendent's office. .....-
The committee for the Perquimans
County Negro Schools met with the
Board. After discussing the activities
and progress of the Negro" schools
the Committee recommended that all
principals -and teachers be re-elected
for 1952-1953 .school term. Motion
was made, seconded, and passed re
electing all Negro principals and
teachers, subject to the allotment by
the 'State Board of Education.
A resolution from the Hertford Ro
tary Club was read with reference
to' . driver education in the county
schools. .
The report of the Grand Jury was
read for information. 1
. "Same discussion was held with ref
erence to the 1952-63 budget with no
definite action taken.
Letters of resignation from Mrs.
Dawson and Mr. David were read and
accepted. " Xontracts for all white
teachers, as presented by the Com
mittees, were, approved except for
Miss Nell Wilson. -..:....,;
The Superintendent was directed to
have Mrs. Nachman write the follow
ing insurance:
Perquimans High School $15,000.
Hertford Grammar School $15,000.
Lunchroom Hertford Grammar
School $10,000.
Lunchroom- Perquimans . Central
ence t the retirem ..t of teacheia,. a
motion was made, se conded, and f 3
ed esteblibhing a policy of the Per
quimans County Board ef Educal" 1
to retire all teachers when they retk
the age of sixty-five yeara, " . ,
' After some discussion as to social
activities in the school definite action
was delayed. ' ? . ;
J. T. BIGGEES, Secretary.- "
Until further notice my of
fice will be closed all day
. on .Wednesday. 1
Grammar School cafeteria at 1:00 P.' 'School 410,000,
M., and wis served a delicious lunch.' , After much discussion with refer-
8- Strand Wire ?2" high J.. $18.00 Roll
9- Strand Wire 39" high $20.75 Roll
10- Strand Wire 47" high , . $22.13 Roll
Barbed Wire, Chicken Wire, Dog Wire and
All Builders' Materials Now In Stock!
Elizabeth City,' Northr Carolina
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This is to announce
that as of this date,
April 22, 1952, 1 have
bought the Western
Auto Associate Store,
Hertford, owned by B.
J. Holleman, Jr.
. I will not be respon
sible for any debts
prior to this date. .
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