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Vclums XIX. Number
In Jr Session
Fourteen Cases Listed
., On Dpcket At. Open
ing- ui xerm
.-. A varied docket consisting of 14
cues was disposed of in Perquimans
Recorder's Court, in session here last
; Tutsday. Testimony in a number of
. the casese consumed considerable time
and court was in session until about
. 4:15 in the afternoon. 4 -
William Rodewald and Harry Doug
las, charged with speeding, entered
,. pleas of guilty and each was ordered
to pay the costs of court. CharKe
, Ferebee, also charged with speeding.
entered a plea of guilty and paid a
fine of HO and costs. "'vK. "
Earl, Brftt and Gldieyi, Russell,
; charged with ' passing a vehicle- on a
curve, each entered a plea of guilty
and paid the costs-of court i .
c-s B. L. ,Brit,.t Samuel. Parson and
1 Frederick Griggs,! all charged with
driving overloaded trucks, submitted
to the charges and each; paid the
costs oi court
' Annie Goodwin, William Everett
- and Percy Parker, all Negroes, were
given a hearing on charges of mutual
. assault lAnnie entered a plea of
' guilty and was sentenced to jail for
su aays, sentence to JOe suspended upon
A payment of a fine of $25 and costs.
Parker and Everett were found guilty
of the charges. Parker was sentenced
to the1 roads for 80 days, sentence te
be suspended upon payment of a fine
, of $25 and costs. Everett was sen
tenced to the roads for 30 days for
violation of a suspended sentence and
received another 80 days to be sus
pended upon payment of a fine of $50
and costs.'- v wa u .;.
A verdict o)8 not guilty was returned
U tha- cases of 'Alexander Sutton,
Negro? clntrgedffth ssatu.
' deadly ,weApoMdi t:arlt!iS
" Meg$ "ch?get-,w!H iSB9ki'K , '
guilty en three counf 4,. failure to nbtj
tr i ww a ot alga, g :4ing in ert-
t for and, resiscng ..rest. , He was
'Prayer for judgment was continued
in the case of Grandy' White, Negro,
who entered a plea of guilty to a
charge of assaulting his wife. White
was ordered to pay a fine of $10 and
costs of court. i'";'7.-;' v'v' ; ... "J,
' Roy Raddick, Negro, was found guil
ty of failing to give proper turning
sigaals while driving He was order
ed to pay a fine of $26 and costs of
Republicans will open their national
convention in Chicago next Monday,
and the eyes of the nation will be
watching tiie procedure, as the GOP
selects its standardbearer. A nation?
wide telecast of the convention will be
made. The Democratic convention will
be held in the same location two weeks
later. Meanwhile, ' the contest be
tween' General Eisenhower and Sena
tor Taft, for the nomination, con
tinues as the beg news in the Repub
lican camp, and the Democratic race
seemingly continues as a wide open
contest between a number of candi
dates. -Jt ' ;- V!'';'-
A 10-month extension of basic au-
i 'passed late last week by Congress and
l 1 lA.i.J. 1 TT ! J J. f.
man. The control laws were sched
'tJed to expire at midnight Monday.
Borne changes were made" in the laws
. when Congress extended the authori
ty, and price control officials claim
these changes will weaken the effecjt-
Report issued on Tuesday indicated !
break in the steel strike may be
forthcoming' shortly. Leaders of the
steel workers, itwas reported, were
conferring with a number' of compan
ies over settlement of the dispute,
and a return to work. ,
No' progress has been reported dur
ing fhe week in regards to the armis
tice4in Korea but UN forces have, con
tinued to apply pressure, both on the
rround and in the air, to force ' the
Communists into acting upon Jeace
proposals made by the UN.: !;.. J
f' The Agriculture Department an
nounced Wednesday a cut in tobac
co allotments of about 124 percent for
individual farmers in 1953, and set
July 19 as a date for a referendum
MASONS TO MEET
H e Perquimans Masonic Lcx?;e No.
" A. F. & A. II., will meet Tuesday
' t at eight o'clock. ; ' '
. Pictured here is the huge International Amphitheatre, in Chicago, where delegates of the Republi
can and Democratic parties will gather this month to select their candidates for the White (House.
Television cameras will cover every inch of the convention floor, and carry the activities of the con
ventions to all narta of th nation. i-
Julian Powell Wins
Register Of Deeds In
Judge R. Hunt Parker.Two Teachers Added
Given Majority In
., ; - Race For Judge
; Julian C. Powell won the . Demo
cratic nomination for the office of
Register of Deeds in the run-off pri
mary held last Saturday, over J. Ed
gar Morris. Powell's total vote was
790 while Morris received 617. The
nomination is tantamount to election-and
thus Mr. Powell will assume
the office on the first Monday in De
cember, succeeding J. W. Ward,' in.
ftimSjent, who was not a candidate for
' PoweU won . majority of Votes in
all six precinirte of the county. The
hnoff icnJ "returns : from ' each ' pre
cinct was as follows:- Hertford. Pow
ell 834.McHsfe 260? Parkville, PoweU
ris 51 ' Nicanori' Powell Sir 'Morris
The Register of Deeds race was the
only-local contest in the . second pri
mary' and there was one State ract
decided, that being the .contest be
tween R. Hunt Parker and William
Bobbitt for . the office of Associate
Justice.' , Judge Parker,' a resident of
Roanoke Rapids carried Perquimans
County b ya commanding majority for
both the short and long terms. Park
er received T79 votes for the short
term while Bobbitt received 146 and
for the long term Parker received 865
votes to Bobbitt's 12& ;
For the regular term, unofficial
votes. from the precincts of the coun
ty were as follows: Hertford, Park
er 419, Bobbitt 73; Parkville, Parker,
133, Bobbitt 13; New Hope, Parker
101, Bobbitt 10; Bethel, Parker 86,
Bobbitt 18; Belvidere, Parker 72, Bob
bitt 11; Nicanor, Parker 64, Bob
" On a state-wide basis Judge Park
er was leading Judge Bobbitt by a
narrow, but seemingly secure margin
of votes, early Monday morning.
Parker had an unofficial count of 96,
597 to Bobbitt's 9361. ; v
Official tabulations of the voting in
the run-off primary will be made this
ween' by the Board of Education. .
Miss Edna. Lane .
Weds William Moore
The marriage of Miss Edna Rulth
Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. W. P.
Lane of Hertford, to William Moore,
son of Mr. and Mrs . C. W. Moore of
Bon Lee, N. ., took place Sunday af
ternoon, June. 29, at 4:00 o'clock at
the Methodist Parsonage at : Hert
ford. . "' .
The Rev. A. L. CJiaplin. pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church, offi
ciated at the double ring ceremony-
j The bride wore a navy nylon dress
with white accessories. ;:'vf
The couple were attended by Miss
Joanne Lane, sister of , the bride, and
William A. Stallings. - ( i ;
Immediately after the ceremony tfie
couple left for a wedding trip to un
announced points. Upon their return
Mr. and' Mrs;' Moore will make their
home In Slier City. : U
The bride, a graduate of Perquim
ans High 'School, has, been employed
by Dr. W. A. Hoggard, Jr.. of Elisa
beth Ojty for the past two years. The
groom attended, lion Lee High School
and is employed in ISilor City.
MEETING POSTTPONED ',
The Regular meeting of the Ameri
can Legion Aari'.iary will be held Fri
day nigiift, July 11 at 8 P, M., Instead
of July 4th at the borne of Mrs. J.
R,:V.roU at 8 P. M. At this meeting
the girls attending Girls' State, wiU
make their report. . . - ,
"Heog7gerqUiman33 County, North
10 uoumy oysiem
Perquimans County white schools
will gain two teachers, for the term
beginning next September, it was an
nounced today by J..T. Biggers, coun
ty superintendent, who stated one
teacher will be added to the grammar
school at Winfall and one at Per-
niiimn HiVh School.
The number of .teachers in theS
Negro . schools will remain the same
as last year, Mr.. Biggers said.
Increase in the number of teachers
for this county was due to increas
ed enrollment at Perquimans High
School, and the action taken last week
by the State in reducing the teacher
load from 32 pupils to 80.
Mr. Biggers stated the action, taken
b the State will mean a shortage of
teachers for the next term and the
local Board of Education is now seek
ing to fill all vacancies within the
system. f-'''i-c 5'" "
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On Stolen Meat
Some 93. pounds of meat, found last
Friday night by " W. S. ' Long, near
his shop on Market Street, was re
ported stolen from the smokehouse
of Miss Mae Wood Wmslow, accord
ing to Sheriff M. G. Owens, who is
investigating the theft.
Sheriff Owens reported Tuesday he
rreceived a call from Mrs. C. F. Wulf
who reported to him that Rebecca
Reid, cook for Miss Winslow, discov
ered the loss of the meats from the
smokehouse earlier in the day. ' -The
cook told Mrs. Wulf, according
to Sheriff Owens, that Miss Wins-
low had been in the smokehouse last
Thursday or Friday but none of the
household had been there since that
time until she inspected it Tuesday
morning and discovered the lock on a
door was missing.
The meat found by Mr, Long was
in. a grass sack, and' consisted of five
hams, two shoulders and one piece of
side. It was'retumed to Miss Wins
low after the Sheriff started investi
gation of the theft
Lead , In League
The softball team representing the
Winfall Ruritan Club continued its
winning way last Wednesday defeat
ing the Lions Club by a Score of 11-9
to retain the lead in the local softball
league. The game between the VFW
and Jaycees was postponed.
The current standing of the league
shows the Rurftans on top with a rec
ord of 4-0, .VFW is second with two
fwins and one loss, the Jaycees third
with one win and two losses and the
Lions fourth with four losses. ? '
BOARD OF EDUCATION
TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT '
The regular fluarterly meeting of
the Perquimans . Board of Education
'will be held next Monday night, at
eight o'clock, in .the oTOce of the su
perintendent of schools, it was an
nounced today by J. T. Biggers, Su
perintendent " CHURCH SERVICE OMISSION
': Contrary to regular schedule there
will be no service at 'Holy. Trinity
Episcopal Church next Sunday (July
Gihh tiie regular 9 A. M., service
boing omitted. .
The Sunday, School, however, will
meet at the usual time 9:45 A. M.
Carolina, Friday, July 4,
Planned For Baptist
The well balanced program for the
annual Training Union meeting of the
Church of the Chowan Baptist Asso
ciation, at the Ballard's Bridge Bap
tist Church in July, included address
es, music, an audiovisual projection,
conferences and other interesting fea
tures. The afternoon session opens
at 3 o'clock and the night session
Vopens at 7:20 o'clock.
Dr. F. Orion Mixon, president of
Chowan College, will deliver the clos
ing address of the night session and
the Rev. . A. KJuthrell, past Asso
ciations! director, will deliver the clos
ing address of the afternoon session.
The youth choirs of Blackwell Me
morial and the 'First Baptist Church
es off Elizabeth Citv and the Junior
uhoiT'Srf Etienfcon will render -special
selections throughout the two sessions
and the congregational singing will
be directed "by Miss Carol Jean Biz-
bell, minister of music Of the Black-
well Memorial Baptist Church in Eliz
abeth City. During the afternoon ses
sion conferences for all -ages will be
conducted by outstanding Training
Union leaders. Another interesting
feature will be the screen projection
"Rolling Stones," during the night
session. This projection presents a
wonderfully inspiring message.
Between the afternoon session and
the night session the Rev. G. M. Sin
gletary, pastor-advisor, will direct a
well-planned period of fun and fellow
ship for both old and young. Fol
lowing this everyone will enjoy an old
fashioned basket supper on the church
lawn. Immediately preceding the
night session a twilight vesper ser
vice will be Conducted by William
Carter of Elizabeth City.
This is the annual meeting of the
training unions of the churches of
the association and all those interested
will be welcomed.
Koonce Named To
N. CState Faculty
Ben Koonce, son of Mr. and Mrs.
B. G. Koonce of Hertford, has been
named to the faculty at North Caro
lina State College as an instructor in
English, it was announced here this
week. '-.''"' :
A graduate of local schools, Mr.
Koonce received an AB and Master
degrees from Columbia University
and will receive an LLD degree from
Princeton this summer. ' He taught
at Tulane University for two years.
He will assume his new duties this
In Hotel Fire
Hertford Fire Department was call
ed to the 'Hotel Hertford at 11:60
o'clock Wednesday morning to ex
tinguish , a fire which was started
from defective wiring in one of the
rooms of the hotel,
i The blaze was discovered by Mrs.
Nellie Pierce, manager of the hotel,
before it had gamed much headway,
and tne nre was quickly extinguished
by the firemen. ', : .r- ;
: Damages, which were not estimated
were due mostly to smoke and wa
ter. ,-.:;,., ;:.,:):jr-i:,:.,:i
MRS. SOPHIA HENDRICKS ,
Mrs. Sophia Hendricks, 77, died at
7 30- Friday night at the Albemarle
Hospital. Funeral strvlces were held
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Lynch uneral Home, with the Rev.
Bennie Crawford, pastor of the Mount
Sinai Baptist Church, " officiating.
Curial was made at Cedarwopd Ceme
tery. Surviving are ' three children,
Gaither Hendricks of. Hertford, Lloyd
F. Hendricks of Cary, Mrs. J. D. Shaw
of Spring Lake.
Town Bozrf Orders
Of Water Due To
Power Off Eight
Hours Last Friday
A severe electrical storm, south of
Suffolk last 'Friday night, put a trans
former out of commission and a power
failure resulted in this area, served
by the Virginia Power and Electric
system. The damaged transformer
was finally located between Sunbury
Power in Hertford was off from
about 7:45 Friday night until 4:30
While no serious damage was re
ported due to the power failure, some
inconvenience was experienced. Busi
ness houses were forced to bring out
candles and lamps for lighting pur
poses, and the show at the State
Theatre was suspended for the night
Many persons had to forego electric
fans they were using for relief from
4-H Dress Revue
Highlighting the June County Coun
cil meeting which was held in the au
ditorium of the Agricultural Building
on Satorday, June 28, was the Annual
4-H Dress Revue. Thirteen Junior
and Senior 4-H Club members com
peted this year. First place in the
senior group went to Miss Annie Lou
Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Win
ston Lane of Route 1. Annie Lou
wore a pink dotted swiss dress with
black and white accessories. Second
place went to Miss Mary (Frances
Eure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delvin
Eure of Route 3. Mary Frances wore
a sun dress of pink indianhead with a
navy blue bolero. In the junior
group Nancy Lane, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walton Lane, Route 1, won
first place. Nancy wore a dusty rose
Land'white tissue gingham. . ..Second
place went to Vernell Chappell, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chappell of
Route 2, Tyner. Vernell wore a striped
embossed pique dress trimmed in
white. The other 441 girls taking
part in the dress revue were Lina
Ruth Proctor, Katherine Ann Ward,
Delma Ann Hurdle, Shirley Eure, Lois
Violet Winslow, Lucy Mae Eure,
Ophelia Mansfield, Gertrude Elliott
and Avis Winslow. "
Annie Lou will go to 4-H Short
Course in Raleigh to compete with 4-H
girls from all over the state in the
State Dress Revue in July.
The judges for the Revue were Mrs.
Ella C. Davis, Home Agent for Pas
quotank County and Mrs. T. T. Har
rell of Hertford.
Other parts on the County Council
program included a number by the
Home Demonstration County Chorus.
Important business matters were dis
cussed and the meeting adjourned,
with the club collect
Lane Qualified As
Technical Sergeant Kerry L. Lane,
Hertford, recently qualified as an "ex
pert" in Marine ; Corps range firing
or the ffl-l-rffle.
Out of a'poissible score of 250, Sgt.
Lane turned in a mark of , 221. He
fired ten rounds each of slow fire
offhand and rapid fire sitting at 200
yards, slow fire sitting-kneeling and
rapid fire prone at 300 yards,' and
slow fire prone at 50ft yards.
"Expert" Is the highest classifica
tion possible in annual range firing.
To qualify, as such, Sgt. Lane had
to score at least 220 points.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lane,
the Marine Jias been in the Corps since
1940. During ' World War II, he
served with the 1st Marine Division
at Guadalcanal, New Britain, . Cape
Gloucester and Peleliu. He was with
the Its Division again in Korea.
His decorations include the Silver
Star Medal, Purple Heart, Navy Let
ter of .Commendation, Presidential
Unit Citation with two stars, Good
Conduct Medal and Asia, Pacific,
American Theater, American Defense,
Korean Service and United Nations
ribbons. ' :
' Sgt. Lane now is a bomb disposal
technician for the 1st Explosive Ord
nance Disposal Company, Fleet Marine
Force, ,,, ;, ,, , y;-.
Dr. E. is. Chaplin
Passes At Columbia ';.
' Dr. E. S. Chaplin, brother of the
Rev. A. L. Chaplin, operator of tht
Columbia Hospital, died - Tuesday
morning after being in declining
health for several months.
; 'Funeral ' services were t- conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the Columbia
Methodist Church and interment fol
lowed in Oakdale Cemetery, Columbia.
5 Cents Per Copy
Curtailment On Use
Shortage Of Supply
Heat Wave And Lack
Of Rain Blamed For
Hertford's Town Board, meeting in
special session here last Monday,
placed an embargo on the use of wa
ter for washing cars, sprinkling lawns
and gardens and other non-essential
use. The Board issued a request to
the public to cooperate with the pro
gram due to a shortage of the town's
The recent heat wave and lack of
rain was given as reasons for the
shortage in the water supply, and
members of the Board are hopeful the
embargo will not be necessary for
more than a few days. Water con
sumption increased from 25 to 50 per
cent of normal during the hot days of
the past week, and the pumps used
to replenish the supply were unable
to keep up the normal supply in the
town's water tanks.
Mayor V. N. Darden reported the
water pumps normally cut off part
of each day but since the latter part of
last week the pumps had been in con
tinuous operation, with the exception
of last Friday night when a power
failure kept the pumps out of opera
tion for nearly eight hours. Despite
the constant operation of the pumps
the water supply, in the tanks, drop
ped. On Monday afternoon a thousand
gallon tank was secured from the
Winslow Oil Company, and town em
ployees began hauling water from
Harvey Point to the Town Plant, and
this was pumped into the town system
to supplement the supply secured from
the town water fields.
Capacity of the water tanks was
given as 160,000 gallons by Mayor
Darden, who added the pumps usual
ly replace 100,000 to 120,000 gal
lons of water each day in the tanks.
Town officials notified all garages
and filling stations, early Monday, to
refrain from washing cars until fur
ther notice, and the public was re
quested later in the day to halt water
ing of gardens and lawns.
, - The cooler weather, which'f moved
into this area Monday afternoon was
expected to curtain the excessive use
of water, but rain was also needed
to replenish the water supply.
Meanwhile, Town officials request
the public to observe the embargo un
til it is lifted.
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Henc Installed As
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Charles Henc was installed as
president of the Hertford Rotary Club
at a meeting of the civic organiza
tion held Tuesday evening at ihe Ho
tel Hertford. Other officers installed
along with Mr. Henc were C. R.
Holmes, vice president, and Jack Ka
noy, secretary-treasurer. Rev. Charles
F. Wulf, Bernard Proctor and Max
Campbell are directors of the club.
On assuming office for the club
year Mr. Henc announced that mem
bership of the various committees will
be announced at the next meeting of
Jack Kanoy, retiring president, was
presented with a past president pin
in recognition of his services during
the past year. '
Bar Advised Court
Term Is Changed
Members of the Perquimans County
Bar Association were advised last
Friday that the regular September
term of civil court, scheduled for
this county will be postponed until
a date to be announced in November.
Reason for the switch in dates for
the local court was given as being
due to a lack of judges to preside
at all the court terms scheduled for
that week. .'.';;. .'.
It is highly probable the change in
dates for the court will suit many
residents o fthis county, who might
be interested, as it is believed the
term will be held during the third
week of November when most of the '
J crop harvesting has been completed.
County Board To
Meet Next Monday
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold its regular July meeting next
Monday morning, beginning at 10 A.
M., it was announced today by J, W.
Ward, clerk to , the Board. - (Among
other business expected to be handled . r
by the Board during the meeting will
be the adoption of a budget for the '
current fiscal year and the setting of
a tax rate. , v -x
The budget being proposed by the
Board calls for a tax rate of $10
per hundred dollar valuation, and it la
believed this proposed budget will be
adopted, without change. . ' '