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XIX. Number 21.
Herticrd," Fcrquimans County, North Caroling Friday, May 30, 1951.
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f ; The United States, Great Britain
...d France signed a peace pact with
, ..Western Germany this week restoring
certain lights and privileges to the
Bonn government, which were strip
ped from Che Germans men yean
-ago whea the Allies ocoopied Germ
any at the close of the war. Under
! the pact signed Tuesday the Allies
will retain , troops within Western
Germany, as a block against Invasion
' and civil war. Russia, which occupies
Eastern Germany, hurled threats at
the Bonn government in efforts to stall
the alignment of the West Germans
with the free West, and on Wednesday
Berlin reported threats of blockade
between East and West Germany. ,
- The Administration won a ; victory
in the Senate on Tuesday when vote
on a billion dollar cut in appropria
tions for foreasm aid defeated the
amendment. Washington reports
stated another amendment calling for
a half billion dollar cut will be taken
tab week, Administration leaders are
fighting efforts to slash the federal
. budget, which ; becomes effective
July L ;SJ
No decision as yet has been hand-
- ed down by the Supreme Court on the
'seizure of the steel industry, but else
where on the labor front progress is
reported toward settlement of strikes.
The oil strike has been eased consid
erably,; and.'. most - of the striking
; unions have returned to work and the
Western Union strike was ended Mon
day when , the workers returned to
their duties ft.--, , v
- With national party conventions
- scheduled for July, major candidates
for the presidential nomination are
.now battUnsr hard to line up delegates
, named for the conventions. Raports
Wednesday ftated General Eisenhow
er and SeL '-r Taft are practically
- tied In the i. of d-'legafr who
are pledged, in- the RepwMkan race,
while in. the Democratic tarty Sena,
tor Kefauver stilt holds a firht lead
" In" delegates over 1 "rHan,
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Jaycc;s Force J To
Announcement was' made here today
by Jarvis Henry that the Hertford
Jaycees will discontinuethe scrap pa
per drive which they have carried out
locally for the past 15 months.
Mr. Henry stated the Jaycees are
forced to temporarily suspend the
paper collection due to the fact, at the
present time, there is no market for
scrap paper. He added the organiza
tion may ' resume paper collections
again if and when the market opens
up. i
- The Jaycees now have a warehouse
full of old paper and despite all ef
forts are unable to sell it on the
market. Z'i ,-. vi,-;,V:, '&'Z
Proceeds from the sale of the paper
In the past was used by the Jaycees
In carrying out local projects. . ..
Mr. Henry stated the Jaycees ap
preciate the support the public, gave
to 'this paper collection project, and
it is hoped the project may be resum
ed at some future date.
Legion Group3 To
Hold Joint Meeting:
'A ioW. ; maetinir rtf the Wm. Paul
Stallings Post of the American Legion
and its Auxiliary will be held at the
Agriculture Building in Hertford on
Friday night, June. 6, at .8 o'clock, it
was announced by B. C. Berry, Post
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TWincr h nroarram a film. "Dare-
The Birthplace . of America" will be
a'hrnirn aft Bart nf the Americanism
program of the N. C. Department. of
the American Legion. .
Thin film nresAntation -will be un
der the sponsorship of the Hertford
Junior Chamber of Commerce, which
will also show the film throughout the
county during the week of June 4th.
Tt feat- i srJi celerities as Kay
Eyser 1 5 Z ' !y Warren, depicting
the foUk ; cf the nation.
. The r 1 ' c Ja invited to attend the
Jaint Lr 4ii '"-j and have an
opportunl to . , i the film.
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Closing Exerdres fteld
Wednesday at School
7 Perquimans High School conducted
its 27th annual commencement last
Wednesday night, marking the close
of the present school term, and clim
axing the closing exercises which have
been in progress since last Sunday. .
fifty-three seniors received diplot
mas at the exercises held before a ca
pacity crowd in the auditorium of the
school Wednesday night. The closing
exercises were conducted by members
of the graduating class with several
of the seniors giving short talks.
Receiving diplomas, signifying' com
pletion of the work at the school, were
(Ray Ayacue, Jackie Allen, Billy Ben
ton, Julia Ann Bundy, Eugene Boyce,
Pauline Burbage, Garland Baker,
Marguerite Butler, Vance' Bright, Nel
lie Cartwright, Johnny Cox, Earline
Chappell, Jay Duling, Aby Godfrey,
Wilma Goodwin, Clyde Lane, Walter
Humphlett, Irene Hunter, A. L. Lane,
Delma Hurdle, Edward Lane, Kathleen
Hurdle, John Mansfield, Louise Jor
dan, Ben Miller, Sarah Ownley, Pres
ton Morgan, Amy Van Roach, Charles
Phillips, Margaret Symons, Carl Saw
yer, Billie Skinner, uaude stallings,
Martha Thatch, Preston Stevenson,
Betty Lou Trueblood, Tommy Sumner,
Marvina White. (Lawrence Sutton,
Valerie White, Ben Thach, Geraldine
Winslow, : Joe Towe, Marjorie Wins-
low, Garland , Walker, Gertrude El
liott, Julian White, Graythel Spear,
Deri Winslow, Robert Winslow, Fritz
iWulf, Clinton Winslow and Harvey
Butt. " .f,
r Following the awarding of the dip
lomas, E. C. Woodard, principal of the
school, mad presentation of medals
to a number of students for achieve
ment Inj studies and extra curricula
activitleav' : :v'-; ''' :.
The commencement exercises began
oh Sunday evening with the bacca
laureate sermon being delivered by
the RevTA.. I Chaplin, pastor of the
Hertford.,5 Methodist Cmwch. Mr.
Chaplin wrged ths senior to take a
look ai .themselves" and plan a worth
while life based , upon work toward
that achievement He also , urged the
seniors to attend college, to further
their education if possible to do so.
Class Night was conducted by the
seniors on Tuesday night and (his
program was also held in the school
auditorium,"'- 7;. ...';;;;,., i -
Methodist Men's Club
Observes Ladies' Night
Ladies' night was observed by the
Methodist Men's Club of the Per
quimans Charge, at a dinner party
held last .Thursday at the community
house in Winfall. '
The ladies of the Cedar Grove
Church served a delicious dinner.
Invocation was given by the Rev,
H. M. Jamieson. The program was
under the direction of George W. Jack-
son, who presented Will Hoffler, who
gave an illustrated talk on World
Service, j Mr. Jamieson gave the
scripture reading on Christian Homes.
John Costen, manager of the REA,
showed a film, the subject of which,
was "The Family Next Door." y
Jack Benton, president of the club
presided over the meeting.
Mable Martin IfVhedbee
Wins Essay Contest ; '
Mable Martin Whedbee, writing on
the subject North Carolina's Place
In America Today, won first place
in an essay contest sponsored by the
Auxiliary of the Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of the American - Legion. She
was awarded a prize of five dollars for
the winning essay.
Her paper has been sent to Wilson
to be judged with others submitted
from this district, in a State-wide
contest ' , ,,'
She received her prize at chapel
exercises 1 held at PeVimlmanS High
School last Friday., The presentation
was mads by; Mrs. Charles Skinner,
chairman of the Auxiliary committee
sponsoring the contest
Belvidere Ruritans ..
Hold Ladies' Night
Members of the Belvidere IRurftan
dub entertained their wives at an
annual ladies night party at the Bel
videre Community House ion Friday
night of last ,week..; -Vj'vv" V';
- A delicious dinner fwas served by
members of the Belvidere Home Dem
onstration Club. ? 1
ir-tocial guests at the meeting in-
cladal Koigh Uarver, Jtamtan gov
ernor' for Albemarle District, who
r . , t "7 on jRuritan program.
' . r. f . ' '.Outre, District H&Z'Jh
,i 1 1 :o a special guest and
Mt' sv!:Jact of children's
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Saturday. May 21. will be Poppy
Day in Perquimans County.
Members of the Auxiliary of the
Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the Ameri
can Legion have completed plans for
the sale of poppies and the public is
urged to purchase and wear poppies
honoring the nation's war dead. lUrs.
Thomas White, chairman of the Poppy
Sale, for the local , auxiliary, has an
nounced that members of the chap
ter and cooperating organizations will
canvass ' the county during the day,
giving every resident an opportunity
to purchase one of the memorial flow
Poppy Day workers are donating
their time and proceeds from the sale
of poppies to be used for the benefit
of disabled war veterans in the Leg
ion's vast rehabilitation and welfare
work. -:
Bloodmobile Visit
Schemed Here
Arrangements are now being com
pleted by the Perquimans County
Red Cross Blood program committee
for the next visit of the Red Cross
bloodmobile, which will come to Hert
ford on Friday, June 6. Yt.
Announcement was made today that
Mrs. W. C. Cherry will serve as chair
man of the committee, sponsoring
the blood program. She will be as
sisted by the same committee members
who served the program when the
bloodmobile visited . Hertford last
The committee is now endeavoring
to enlist the assistance of blood don
ors, who; will eive one pint of blood
to the Red Cross, '; The county quota
has-been set at 150 "pints of blood.
Solicitors assisting Mrs. Cherry have
pledge cards, which donors are ask
ed to sign in making an appointment
to give blood to the Red Cross.
As reported on previous trips of
the bloodmobile to this community, a
large part of the blood collected here
by the Red Cross is made available
to the Armed Forces, for use in sav
ing lives on the battlefields in Korea.
The remainder of the bloo$ donated is
made available to hospitals in this
area, to provide free transfusions to
patients needing blood.
The public is urged to cooperate
with the Red Cross and aid the coun
ty to meet its blood quota. In the
event an individual is not contacted
for an appointment with the blood
mobile,' he or she may volunteer by
going to the bloodmobile headquarters
at the Methodist Church between the
.hours-of. 9 A- M., and 4 P. M., on
June 6 th.
Nation Delegate
.1 V . -WiMM
; A Perquimans County man has been
named as a delegate to the Democratic
National Convention, which will con
vene in Chicago in July to select the
party presidential nominee.
,. IT. Emmett-Winslow,) former Sher
iff of the county, and presently State
Senator from the First District was
chosen, along with John Clark of Pitt
County, as delegates from the First
District Selection of the delegates
took place at the District and State
Convention, held in Raleigh on Thurs
day of last week. .
Appointment of various committee
members was also made during the
District Convention and Mrs. Jack
Kanoy was named on the State Execu
tive Committee; C. IP. Morris and S.
M. Whedbee were named on the Con
gressional I district executive commit
tee; W. H. Oakey and C. R. Holmes
were named to tii Judicial executive
committee, and A. W. Hefren and
Charles E. Johnson were named to the
SoKcitorial executive committee.
Opens Insurance
Agency In Hertford
' Another new ' business opened in
Hertford this week with an announce
ment made by George E. Fields of
the opening of hi insurance agency
m the Hertford Cleaners .building on
Market 'Street v r'
Mr. Fields is a native of Hertford,
a graduate ' of (Perqtdmans High
School and a veteran of World War
XL For the past four 'and one-half
years he was associated with the Re
tail C!r Vt Comrry of Atlanta, Ga.
He re:ocd Cis portion on May 16
to open his business here.
Ta anno'"l lis agency wiH
li',c - ji '. -'re policies.
M Of Eduction
frlopts Budget At
Specie! fating
Vote Annual Award to
Honor G. C. Buck as
Ag Teacher
. Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Board of Education met in special
session here last Monday night and
considered a number of matters per
taining to closing the present school
term and a proposed budget for the
next school year. .
The Board authorized school super
intendent J. T. Diggers to confer
with J. W. Griffin, architect for the
Perquimans Training School, on final
settlement for the construction of
this building. Contractors for the
building have submitted a bill for the
changes ordered in connection with the
construction, and there is a difference
of several hundred dollars between
bid prices and the bill for final pay
ment. A budget for the next school year,
calling for expenditures of $43,256.00
was tentatively adopted by the Board,
subject to approval by the Board of
County Commissioners. Final ap
proval of the budget will necessitate
an increase of three cents in the tax
levy for school needs as compared tc
last year.
The resignation of Mrs. Nellie F
Gberst as secretary to the superin
tendent' was accepted wityi regret.
Mrs. Oberat had been employed by the
Board for the past 23 years. Her
resignation becomes effective June 30.
- Some discussion was held on the
action taken by .the High School
Committee in retiring G. C. Buck, ag
riculture teacher at' Perquimans High
School for the past 20 years, who has
reached the retirement age of 65.
, The Board took no action following
the discussion and was in agreement
that a resolution adopted at its last
meeting calling for retirement of all
county teachers at the age of 65
should be followed. :i
The? Board then- went "on record
adopting a motion to honor Mr Buck
for his long services to the county
high school by awarding annually a
plaque to the graduating member of
the agriculture department receiving
the highest scholastic grades for the
year.: This plaque will be placed in
the Agriculture Department of the
school and the winners name engrav
ed on it.
Twenty-five awards were presented
to students at Perquimans High
School at the commencement exer
cises held Wednesday night for out
standing achievement in school ac
tivities during the past year.
The awards, presented by E. C.
Woodard, principal of' the school,
were as follows: Scholarship, loyal
ty and achievement Marvina White,
American Legion, outstanding stu
dents, Marvina White and Tommy
Sumner, Babe Kuth sportsmanship,
Margaret Symons and Joe' Towe, Am
erican Legion speaking, Bobby Smfth.
Most Activities, Marvina White and
Garland Walker, Citizenship, Sarah
Ownley and Cliff Towe, Dramatics,
Amy Van Roach and Clyde Lane.
; Outstanding students, below senior
level, Mable Martin Whedbee, De
bates, : Mable'' Martin Whedbee, Glee
Club, Amy Van Roach, Band. Ruth
Dawson, Journalism, Marguerite But-V
ler, Student Council, Marvina WhHe,
High Grades, awarded by Mrs. B. G.
Koonce, Tommy Sumner, BPW Com
mercial Medal, Gertrude Elliott
. Awards in the agriculture depart
ment were as follows: W. C. Chap
pell Award, Clarence Chappell; Pub
lic Speaking, Bobby . Smith; Dairy
Farming, Clarence Chappell; Electri
fication,. Clarence Chappell; Farm
Mechanics, Leslie KJrby; Soil and
Water Management Clarence Chap
pell; Star Chapter Farmer, Clarence
County Board To
Meet Next Monday
Perquimans County's Board ' of
Commissioners will meet here in reg
ular session on next Monday, begin
ning at 10 o'clock. Among other busi
ness expected to be handled by the
Board will be acceptance of tentative
budgets from the various county
agencies. ,
These budget proposals will be in
corporated into the overall county bud.
get for die fiscal year beginning July
1, and will be the basis of setting the
tax rate for the county for the fiscal
year. ,.' - . -
The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star will hold a food sale
raturJ,y morning on the Court House
Green in Harvard.
Officials for the primary election to
be held Saturday have been appointed
by the County Board of Elections, ac
cording to W. F, Ainsley, chairman. '
The registrars and judges for the
six precincts of the county are as
follows: :
. Bethel tWilliam Stallings. regis
trar; E. Y. Berry and J. B. Perry,
Belvidere J. M. Copeland, regis
trar; Mrs. J. M Copeland and Lin
wood Winslow, judges.
Hertford Mrs. B. G. Koonce, reg
istrar; Mrs. J. H. Satchwell, Ben
Koonce and W. A. Hoffler, judges.
(Parkville Harry Barber, registrar;
Mrs. Harry Barber and Nelson Smith,
Nicanor Mrs. Ross Baker, resris-
trar; Mrs. Russell Baker and Archie
White, judges.
New Hope Mrs. W. E. Dail, reg
istrar; S. D. Banks and E. A. Good
man, judges.
Indians In Playoff
This Week-end
Perquimans High School's baseball
team will tangle with the Bayboro
team this week-end for the State Class
A Eastern Championship and the right
to play in the finals for the State
Championship, it was announced Mon
day by E. C Woodard, principal.
Persuimans Won its way into the
semi-finals round by winning two of
three games from Red Oak and Bay
boro emerged as winner of the south
eastern division by winning two of
three games from Troy.
The first game of the semi-final
round, between Perquimans and Bay
boro will be played in Hertford, on
Memorial Field, Thursday night with
game time set at eight o'clock. The
second game will be played at Bay
boro on Friday afternoon. Time and
place for a third game, if needed,
will be decided following the second
game at Bayboro.
Local baseball fans, whose interest
in the game has increased greatly
since the Indians won their way into
the finals of the state play-offs, re
ceived the announcement of the game
here Thursday with a great deal of
enthusiasm. One of the largest crowds
ever to witness a local high school
baseball game, is expected to turn out
for the contest here this week..
Coach Ellie Fearing has been keep
ing his players ii good shape with
daily practice sessions, since winning
the regional playofi against Red Oak.
He is expected to start Vernon White,
ace hurler for the Indians, as pitcher
in the first game of the semi-finals
here on Thursday and use Billy Ben
ton as pitcher in the second contest
Recorder's Court
Hears Six Cases
Business was brief this week in
Recorder's Court, only six cases were
listed on the docket according to C.
C. Banks, clerk of the court
Gardner Hewitt and Leslie Squires
entered pleas of guflty to charges of
speeding and each paid the costs of
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case in which Garland and
Elsie Harris, Negroes, were charged
with disturbing" the peace.
Costs of court were taxed asrainst
Braxton Godfrey, who entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of reckless
driving. .
Ernest May, charged with reckless
driving, failed to appear to answer
the charges and his bond was ordered
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the hearing given Otha Wbid
bee, Negro, who was charged with
reckless driving' and following a ve
hicle too close.
Carroll Berry. Jr., a sophomore at
the University of North Carolina, was
among the members of the 1952 base
ball players awarded letters last week
at the University. Berry, a graduate
of Perquimans High School, served as
manager of the varsity during the
present season.
' Word was received here Tuesday of
the death of J. J. Wagner, father of
Mrs. James E. Newby, at his home in
Port Falls, Idaho. Mr. Wagner had
been seriously ill for the past several
masons "Eeet tuesdaTnight
(Perquimans Lodge, No. 106V A. F.
ft A. M., will meet Tuesday night at
8 o'clock, All members aw urged to
For Eastern Has
Polls Open at 6:30 A.M.
And Close at 6:30 P.M.
Chairman States
Despite the fact that voters have
only two purely local races which will
be decided in the primary election,
scheduled for Saturday, May 31, local
political dopesters figure that interest
in district and state races will draw
a near normal vote for the primary.
Generally speaking, interest in this
year's election, here in Perquimans,
has centered around the race for gov
ernor, which is a three way affair be
tween William B. Untstead, Hubert
Olive and Manly E. Dunaway. Ac
cording to all reports this race is real
ly between Umstead and Olive with
Dunaway expected to run a poor
County voters will also vote for two
State Senators to represent this dis
trict in the General Assembly. Can
didates for these offices are J. Wil
liam Copeland, who is seeking re-election,
Pilston Godwin of Gates County,
F. Webb Williams of Pasquotank and
Everett Burgess of Camden.
The biggest of the two local races
is the six-man field of candidates
seeking the nomination for the office
of Register of Deeds. The names of
the candidates in this race are C. C.
Banks, Jim Bass, George Jackson,
Edgar Morris, Julian Powell and Er-
vin Turner.
Two candidates, Elmer Banks and
R. L. Spivey, are seeking the nomi
nation for County Commissioner from
New Hope township. .
Guesses on the number of ballots
which will be cast in the primary
range from 1500 to 1800.
The State ballot will also list a
number of contests for minor state
offices, but as in the past voters ap
parently are paying scant attention to
these races.
W. F. Ainsley, chairman of the
County Board of Elections, announced
today all is in readiness for the pri
mary. Ballots have been distributed
to. the officials in the Various, poll
ing pw'iTV5t,loi4g.'with instruction
for carrying out the duties pertain
ing to the election.
Mr. Ainsley stated all polling placet
will be open from 6:30 A. M., until
6:30 P. M., during which time the
voters may cast their ballots.
Political Rally
At Vinf all Friday
The last of a series of pre-election
political rallies, staged in Perquim
ans in connection with the primary
election for Saturday, will be held at
Winfall on Friday night of this Week.
Candidates for the various offices
of the district and county have been
invited to attend and a large audience
is expected to be present to hear
talks by the candidates.
The first of the rallies was held at
Bethel last Friday night, and was fol
lowed by rallies held Wednesday night
at Nicanor, Thursday night at New
In addition to speeches by local
candidates, talks were also made by
supporters of William B. Umstead and
Hubert E. Olive, candidates for the
office of Governor.
Barnes Rites Held
Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for Albert Mi
celle Barnes, 57, who died Thursday
of last week at a Hampton, Va., hos
pital, were conducted Sunday after
noon at 4 P. M., at the Lynch Fun
eral Home. Rev. Charles W. Duling,
assisted by the Rev. W. W. Finlator,
Barnes was a native of Hertford,
son of William Alfred and Sarah! Ov
erton Barnes. He was a veteran of
World War I and a member of the
American Legion.
Surviving, besides his wife, Mrs. Es
sie Barnes, and his mother, are two
daughters, Mrs. 'Arlene Jetherine, of
Rio Undo, Calif., and Doris May
Barnes of Hertford; three sons, Albert
of Norfolk, Vann and Floyd Barnes,
both of Hertford; two sisters, Mrs.
Henry Hendrix of Hertford and Mrs.
Jim Taylor of Elizabeth City.
Burial was in Cedarwood Ceme
tery." "'' i -a, in- i i i n ' inn
Rotarians Set Date
For Ladies' Night
Hertford Rotarians have set Tues
day, June 17, as the date for their an
nual ladies' night party. The emo
club members will entertain their
wives and other special guests at a
dinner at the Hotel Hertford, it was
announced by Jack Kanoy, preaiden
of tne cwn. . - . -
Charles Henc, president-elect of tins
club, is chairman of the program
committee, and is now arranging the
program for the event

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