rtic i crquimans County, North Carolina, Friday,' August 1, 1952.
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Chairman Of Blood Pro
, gram Resigns Post
In Protest .
A Red Cross blcodmdbile unit,
: scheduled to visit Hertford last Fri
day for the purpose of collecting
blood donations from county residents,
failed to make its appearance, and
caused a great deal of inconvenience
to members of the county committee,
who had worked hard toward having
this xounty meet its Mood quota.
; JIrV W. C. Cherry,- chairman of the
committee, told this newspaper on
. Monday that she had resigned as
chairman of the program.
. She added that she had contacted
' the Red Cross- Bloodmobile Office in
Norfolk; and was told the failure of
the unit to' visit Hertford was ' an
oversight., j .... ... . ,.
The chairman also stated it was
.her belief that if ithe bloodmobile had
appeared here as it was scheduled to
do so that a sufficient number of don
ors would have been present to pro
vide, this county's quota for the Bed
- Cross. ?.:;;.:'.:,;..,s.,.:i...;-,;,-:.; "
' A large number of blood donors,
Mrs. Cherry reported, appeared to 01
their . appointment but upon learning
the bloodmobile had not appeared they
'left -the headquarters, and others
'phoned in asking why the bloodmobile
had failed to visit Hertford as sched
. tiled, hint -irii:
: Crofts were harvested in 1951 from
45 per cent of the 102,347 aorT of
farm land Jn Perquimans County, ac
cording to . report teleased tMa weti
by a. W. Johnson of the. North- Gar
Una Department of. Agriculture. TV.
r:'AtX?s iomaiftiT- ef Ce-January
1352 Farm? Census - survey shown f
crops were' harvested from ' 46,459
acres, while 1,003 acres' of crop land
was idle. ' ' ' v
The summary shows 1,594 acres of
improved pasture, 428 acres of other
pasture and 62,803 acres of woods,
wasteland and homeaiteB.' '
.Corn and soybeans were the major
crops harvested, in 1951, with corn
representing 42 per cent 'and soy
beans 39 per cent of all crops har
vested, peanuts represented 10 per
cent of all harvested crops while cot
ton accounted for four 1 per, cent, : '".
. Acres : devoted to various 'crops
were listed as-follows:-, corn, 19,708;
cotton, 1,970; peanuts, 4,428; wheat,
38; ioats, 206; soybeans, 18,268; les
pedeza, 257; hay all types, 471 Irish
potatoes, 6d; "sVeet "potatoes,: 112;
; qther vegetables, 239. ' ' V ".,
V Farmer "used a total, of 7572 tons
of commercial fertiliser, according to
the report - i
livestock was shown as' follows
sows and gilts, i;6&3; cows and heif
ers, kept for milk; 508; .kept for beef,
608 hens and pullets, 36,797. .'
, Finally the' report, revealed ;there
were 4,558 people living on the tracts
of three or more acres of land ' in
January, 1952, this ie compared with
' 4,874 people living on similar , size
tracts of land in 1981. - ' - 1'
Ruritans Retain ! l, H
Lcsd lnf Csli:
: I 'Plentv of action was- displayed" In
the community softball league fhe
pnri week: The 'iLions handea Kae
l:y; ";ans and VFW defeats and the
V toppled the, Jaycees. " ;
; Two" fine games were played .Mon
day; night of this week with the Jay-
t outscoring th Uons 15-14 m
ame and the VFW winniitg from
'r. fcv a l-tD marrin.'
s r.uritans retained the lead In will bring pleasure and joy to the
i "e de !?e C.ree losses, nd'very young and older alike. i
! t ii noi g e"b. t"me! "For some time lAave felt there
, I - v cot-s ars turrlr j'waa A great need for a recreational
c ,I.rtLer j i',;;.J ni" et'-y-reaj tad as I have driven by tMs
I nd esA 1 -y arl yispot for tl.s past few weeks, it has
nJIng of CitVji-
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RELICS OF ADMIRAL PEARY'S ' SUCCESSFUL POLAR EXPEDITION OF 1909Threa broken sled
runners, lashed to form a tripod (left) mark this cache of metal boxes left on the ice-locked coast of Elles
mere Island by Admiral Robert E. Peary on his memorable journey to the North Pole which he discovered .
April 6, 1909. Right, Lt Col. Joseph 0. Fletcher (left) and Lt Col. WilliamP. Benedict, pilot of the
2. 8. Air Force C-47 which landed at the geographic North Pole on May 8, 1958. Peary spent more than
year on his expedition. The American airmen accomplished their mission in a few hours!
r iriifn-i n i nn r""i rwi iri nrnjTj"iruu"uTu"uiii ruTi"- - Tt
Hertford Water Supply Doing Treated
To Rid System Of Odor Datcctcd Thursday
Elizabeth City Chemist
Aiding Town Offi
cials, In Task
Hertford's- water supply, which de
veloped an obnoxious odor last Thurs
day morning, waft back to. near nor
malcy early this week after flown of
ficials had taken a number of steps
to correct the cause of the odor. .
Numerous complaints were register-.
ed with town officials during Thurs
day and immediate i steps were taken
to determme the cause of tne odor and
to correct tt. n. i 1 .
' fejiW' iuflier. water snecialist and
chemist for Elizabeth City, was call-
ii ihare and he ran a number oi tests
on the local water supply, and made
a number of recommendations as to
changes in treatment of the water.
;,Town employees drained the water
ma! s oa several occasions, but this
set' n "was dropped Saturday at the
re" at of Hr,' Luther, who stated'he
ved tij watmerttiven the wa
i.'rvMroul4 more ; effective
r "As to the cause- of the edorj this has
not be definltelv determined but It
was believed' due to a development of
algae in the systm,' which developed
a sour smell due to the intense heat
of the past few weeks. . .... ,;
Mr. Luther has returned here sev
eral times since last Thursday, and
is still running tests on the water
supply. lAmong changes he recom
rviMiried 'as to tha treatment of the
water was 'the addition of more chlor
ine; this is expected to change, some
what the taste of lbe water but at
the same time will aid in .exterminat
ing the offensive odor. . ' . . ,
The public i i iadvised that 'any
change; noted in the taste of the wa
ter ' will be . due to the additional
chloride treatment ssA kill not be
a continuation of the same trouDie
experienced last ( week.,, i. i '. . ,
A' dedication of the community play
grdund,'recebtly constructed here by
the Hertford Junior Chamber' of Com
merce, wag held on Thursday night of
last week' with the' project being dedi
cated to' the, children of the county,
The c formal opening of . the playr
ground brought praise from local offi
cials for Hie Jaycees, who sponsored
the protect 'nd r who ' b addition to
expending funds 'for equipment, put
in man hours of labor preparing the
site for a playground, for the children
in ithia rommunitv. ' I, !, -. .- v v , '. -.
In connection with ithe dedication
of the playground A..T. Lane, chair
man of the Hoard or bounty worn
aald. We lire indeed In-
afdolited M the Junior Chamber of Com
,mefce 'for initi-ng ana promoting
(this moX worthwhile project,' which
' (en gratifying to see-the children ft
-J-' y, ar.i more recently the sofvU.Il
It me in lac'a-i."',' ' . . -.
1 ayrr.V, N.'L.arden also praidcd
' j r- . Jt as very worb.y, and stat
; . ' a ,l2?z?ox&A ri a tremendors
t to tL eow.x :ty and tat he
1 . '- -' and e, "iand to
" i t js.vlJg fu'l KireV
i ft t"e c '.'en," of
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Hertford -Scouts x
At Camp Darden
Twelve members of Hertford Scout
Troop 155, left Sunday for Camp Oar-
den,, hear Franklin, -Va., for their an
nual summer camping event. Tne lo
cal scouts were accompanied by Pete
Mathews, who ia serving as their
leader. ; : ' ' : v-
The bora left Hertford Sunday af
ternoon by cars, the transportation be
ing- furnished by U. T. Bigger and
Pete Mathews. They will return Sat
urday afternoon. 1 t' 'f';f'f
Members of the local troop, leaving
to attend, the camp were (Bobby Mat
hews, Tommy . 'Mathews, Sonny Mat
hews, Hazel Mathews, Tommy Lane,
Bobby (Brown, Billy Yagel, Howard
Felton, Corbin Cherry, Douglas Cole
man, ICharlie Johnson and Dickie
Owens. '?.;;":;: ' vt,:":
A total of 11,448 miles of second
ary roads had been hardsurfaced In
North Carolina by June 80 with funds
from the f 200,000,000 bond issue voted
in 1949, Highway Chairman Henry
W. Jordan reported today. " ; .
Jordan said the aggregate mileage
paved was 95.40 per cent of Govern
or Scott's requested 12,000-mile pav
ing goal on farm-to-market roads. .
With nearly-800 ; road projects now
under way, the goal is expected to be
reached within the next few weeks.
' The quarterly -' progress report,
which was prepared by the Statistics
and Planning Division, showed that
an additional 15,571 miles of county
roads had . been stabilized for all-
weather use... That's approximately 45
per cent of the 36.000-mile goal for
stabilization, which is being stepped
up now that the bond paving program
is approaching its end
.Jordan reported that up to June
3Q, a, total of f 181,369,770 of the bond
money had been, allotted to specific
projects on .secondary roads, leaving
approximately 818,650,000 yet to be
allotted The Highway Commission
has actually paid out- $150,260,000 of
uie oona money, ' 1
,i, Thirty-five " counties had passed
their paving goal under .the second
ary; road program by June 30. This
group Included all counties in the
mid-State . Sixth and Seventh high
way divisions! These" counties - are
thus assured of getting- as much or
more new paved mileage than they
were, promised - when the program
began, - Jordan reported. Business
like administration of the secondary
road i program has meant , "bonus"
mileage to the State.
Counties in -which the paving goal
has been passed are Chowan, i.dge-
nerwwro, wtoikj, umu, t xvs,
t-iaaen, urunswicic, vwnoeriaiKi, uup
lin,' Sampson," Franklin,'1 Johnston,
Jfaah, RTayne, Wilson, Chatham, Dav
idson, Harnett Hoke, .Lee, Moore,
TsTiioTihj Robeson, Scotland, Anson,'
C " -rrus, Mecklenburg,- Montgomery,
I Tnond, - Rowan, Stanly, Union,
Al.-and-r and Polk. 1
Ad Jit-.-.. a"l paving will tie' done in
t.u e co Titles that jstill have unex-pon-ied
I 'urcs on the bond program pav.
ir t do not include paving on primary
LV ways or other projects not in
c! lii in the secondary road pro
jia;n, and do not cover resurfacing or
n-l.-ta-nnTTT rfwf aAMTll1W- vmuf a. V
. ; .EL-.TH ANNOXrr.rNf (''- , '
Ir4 a-i 1! 3, W. S. Kirc'hrell of De-"-r,
Ala., s-nounce Ce Lirt'of 'a
" t. , Li 1 1 Karen, bort rriiay,
, r:, (l l j Dec-x-2r Ec.;itiL
.3. I " t, l re L:r marriage,
3 I" j II. che Lc'-Ie Cannon.
Vows Spoken At
The marriage of Miss Doris Marie
Stevenson, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
Elmer C. Stevenson, of Hamilton, to
Robert Spencer, Jordan, Jr., son of
Mrs. Charles E. Sutton, of Hert
ford and the late Bobert Spencer
Jordan, took place Saturday, July 19
at 6:00 o'clock at the Primitive. Bap
tist Church, Eobersonville. ;
The double ring ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Elmer C. Stevenson,
father of the bride, ' in a setting of
fern, - white gladioli, shasta daisies
and lighted candles. Mrs. Robert A.
Blair, pianistj and Mrs..' Clye Wil
liams, . soloist, sisters of the groom,
rendered the wedding . mush:,, Mrs.
Blair played "Indian Love : Call,"
"Traumerei,? "Lieberstraum," and
'-Shubert's Serenade." Mrs. Williams
sang ''The Sweetest Story Ever Told"
and ? Love You Truly." M
The bride was given in marriage by
her uncle, Clifton Coburn of Hamp
ton, Va, She wore a wedding sown of
white organdy, with, an embroidered
OTtah&v -voke. snusr bodice huttoned otj
tee front with small covered buttons
and wore embroidered' organdy jaiitts.
Her fingertip veil of illusion was ar-
anged from a halo of illusion tuch-
ing outlined with lilies of the val-
ey. She carried a white Bible top
ped with . a purple throated orchid
with love knot streamers, i
Mrs", Jack Perry of Wilson, sister
of the bride, was matron of honor.
She wore a gown- of yellow organdy
made with a full gathered skirt, snug
fitted bodice, white tucked yoke and
a wide .white organdy sash. She
wore a matching halo bonnet of il
lusion ( niching and carried an old
fashioned nosegay . of purple asters
and yellow roses. ;
The bridesmaids' were Mrs." Allen
Stallihgs of. Norfolk, Va and Miss
Glynn Stevenson of .-Hamilton, N. C,
sisters of ' the birde and Miss Anne
Speight and Miss Mary Hallof New
port News, Va. Their gowns were of
pale green organdy fashioned like that
of the Matron of Honor, with match
ing halo bonnets of illusion niching.
Their flowers were nosegays of
purple' asters and yellow roses.
Little Miss Layne Perry, niece of
the bride, was flower, srirl and wore
a yellow organdy dress with a full
gathered start and white sash. 'She
also wore a yellow halo bonnet of
illusion niching and carried a nose
aravof rdnk and vallm tiiha -
Leslie H. Perry of Hertford was
best man and the jrrobmsmen were
Paul 'Stevenson, of Hamilton; brother
of the bride and Robert A. Blair pf
nampton,... va. . ' 'i '
The mother of the i eroom wore a
d ress of pink and srrav silk with
wnue accessories and a corsage of
Mrs.;: Thomas Perry ''of Hertford.
cousin ; of the groom, ' was mistress
or . ceremomes.-,..'--yi:--v:. '
A small reception was held at the
home of the bride's parents for fher
Dnoai atxenoanxs, relatives ana out OI
Jordan left for a weddW trip to west
ern North Carilina, fter which they
wiu reside vin : Newport News,; .Va.
For travelinr the bride-wore a Dale
blue nylon dress with white acces
sories and an orchid corsage.
County: JBoard Meets
On Monday Mornings
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold it regular August meeting
next' Monday in the (Courtroom at the
Court House, it was ( reported by J.
W. Ward, clerk tohe board.
Individuals - having business i-. io
bring before the board are advised
the meeting will sUrt at 10 o'clock.
-i Mr. and iLI-a. Jesse Parker (Perry of
Mexico CI' 7, jcwe the birth of a
son, born Zji, aly 27. IT.ti. 1I er-
ry is t..e former lliss Sarah lurinn.
luferj At lidris Store, On May
Morning Nets Thief $? In Cash
County And Town To
Get Intangible Taxes
Perquimans County will . receive,
sometime next week, a total of $4,-
326.97 and the Town of Hertford,
$720.71, from the division of intan
gible taxes collected in the State of
North Carolina,' according to an an
nouncement made in Raleigh on Tues
day.. ; 1 - :,;;';:. -
Intangible tax collections cover bank
deposits, stocks, bonds, notes, charge
accounts, interest and similar items.
The State collected a total of $4,
227,873 in intangible taxes for 1952.
It will retain 20 per cent of this
amount and the remaining 80 per Cent
will be divided among the counties,
towns and cities of the State.
New Benefits For
By Recent Law
Education and training benefits
comparable to" those for World War
II veterans in the original GH Bill are
provided for veterans who have ser
ved in the armed forces anywhere
since June 27. 1950. under term a nt
the new GI Bill for Korean veterans
which became law with the Presi
dent's signature on July 16.
The hew law took effect on that
date, but no training allowances may
De paid lor any period prior to Au
A veteran is allowed one and one.
half days of training for each day he
had in service after the outbreak of
the Korean fighting regardless of
where the service was performed up
to a maximum of 36 months.
However, veterans who have prev
iously trained under earlier veterans'
training laws the World War II GI
Bill or Public Law 16 or 894 for the
disabled may get up to 48 months,
minus whatever time they have al
ready spent in training under those
earlier programs . ...
lveteran may train in school or
college, on-the-job or on-the-farm, so
long as the school or training estab
lishment has been approved by an ap
propriate State Approving Agency
and meets other qualifications of the
law. Only one change of course pro
gram is allowed, except under certain
conditions determined by the VA.
. Veterans in GI Bill training will
receive an education and training al
lowance each month from the Gov
ernment, to meet part of the expenses
oi l their training and living costs.
Tuition, books, supplies and equipment
will not be paid by the Government.
instead, they will have to be paid out
ii the monthly allowance.
. Sates for veterans in- full-time
training in schools and colleges range
irom iiu xo iou per monui, ue-
pendmg on the number of dependents.
miihu ichb man wu nmeixor the support of the clubs.
wiu receive lower montniy rates, e or
oh-the-gob. trainees the top monthly
rates vary from $70 to $105. For in
stitutional on-farm trainees the rates
range from $95 to $130. The law re
quires that on-job and on-farm rates
be reduced, at four-month intervals,
as the training progresses and the
veteran's own earnings increase. , It
also specifies that veterans taking in
stitutional on-farm training must de
vote full time to their program.
Heat - Records Again
Topped- In This Area
The summer of 1952, if for no other
reason, can 'long be remembered for
the, sustained heat waves. IPirst there
was June, then July, with each month
claiming records for heat waves. Only
the weather man can predict what is
ihead for August. -: . :. .
V?111 weather reports for this
week pointed to temperatures ranging
as high as those of last week when on
Monday and Tuesday, the temperature
charts teached new highs. -
The weatherman has promised, At
least a break in the heat wave the
latter part of this week. -
Racing Winners .
Announced Monday ,"
Winners in the outboard motor rac
ing held Sunday at Hertford Beach,
were announced Monday morning by
Jake Mathews, co-sponsor, as follows:
Hydro crass, C J. Carter;' A; U.
Class,' J. F. MdNaughton 1, . Charles
Thompson 2,' Grayson Pearce8; T C
Class, C B. Dowe; BH Class, . Bert
Munden 1, Otis Smith 2, George Coop
er 3;. Freer,fot: all,' Bruce Carlson;
3rd AH, R. H. Obmttead; 2nd AH,
A. C. Brewer. 3rd BU, F. E. Cooler;
1st BU, G. E. Preedy; 2nd DU, A. W.
Seeley, Jr and 2nd AV, H. L, Nion; , .
Sheriff Investigating A
Number Of Clues In
Regard To Theft
Local law enforcement officers are
continuing investigation of the theft
of approximately S700 in cash from
the Z. A. Harris Store, on Grubb
Street early Monday morning.
Sheriff M. G. Owens stated Monday
afternoon that a number of leads were
being investigated which might lead
to a solution of the robbery.
The loss at the store was discovered
at about eight o'clock Monday morn
ing by Z. A. Harris. The money, all
in bills and silver, had been taken
from the cash box, located in the
safe of the store. The safe had been
opened earlier during the morning,
and it was noted that the money was
in the cash box at that time.
It was learned that the robber lo
cated the key to the cash box, which
was kept adjacent to the safe, and
unlocked the cash box to get at the
money. Members of the Hams fami
ly, which work in the store, reported
the cash box was kept locked at the
hour during which the robbery oc
curred. A major portion of the total amount
was in bills, ranging from one $50
bill down, to a large number of one
dollar bills. A large amount in sil
ver 'money was also taken from the
Sheriff Owens questioned a num
ber of people known to have been in
the store during the hours when- the
robbery was believed to have taken
place. These persons were question
ed to learn if they had observed any
one near the safe, or seen anything
happen which might provide a clue
to the theft
Game Next Friday
A benefit baseball game will be
played on Memorial 'Field in Eliza
beth City next IFriday night, August
8, at eight o'clock between members
of the Elizabeth City and Suffolk
Dr. A. B. Bonner, Hertford dentist,
president of the Elizabeth City Shrine,
and who will pitch the first ball of
the game, announced today , proceeds
of the contest will go to the treasury
of the Elizabeth City Shrine Club.
The roster of the two teams will
be made up of members of the Shrine
of the two cities. Bonner stated
there are 12 members of the Elizabeth
'City Club . residing in Perquimans
The nWi u tmrifaui t nut a'-
this game . . . for fun and laughs,
and at the same time to assist these
I nwrthv nnrnnixt.inna tn otjiin fiinHa
'A long secret FBI reported, re
leased Tuesday, says Russian Premier
Stalin,. has decided Communists can
climb to power in the United States
only by ,. forcible destruction of the
government n ever by peaceful
means. The report said Stalin wrote
the opinion back in 1939. ' ' '
Delegates to the Democratic nation
al convention named -Governor Adlal
Stevenson and Senator John Spark
man to head the Democratic ticket as
candidates for the Presidency and vice
presidency. Reports Wednesday hint-
ed at some dissension in Southern
States, mainly in Virginia, Louisiana,
Mississippi 'and South Carolina over
tiie. results of .the convention. . ' -
i The nation's steel mills are operat
ing again, following settlement of the
steel strikt last Friday. Effects of
the steel strike are expected to be felt
for some time due td'the shortage of
steel The' 53 day strike was ended
last Friday, when President Truman
called representatives of the industry
and union to the White House and
demanded a settlement, r ' - -. -
Eypt's plavbev. Einsr FamuV. wm
forced to abdicate bis throne last
iFriday in,, a coup which saw the
Egyptian Army take over control ' of
government. Reports from Cairo stat
ed &e action followed a determination
to. wrpa, out, graft vand , corruption
within the government IFarouk was
ordered into exile; sad lis sailed! to
Italy.-1 Unconfirmed reports state Fa
rouk may seek refuge, in the United
States.--- ; . -b,-:jiy:i-' f;
Shnners To Play