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"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, FridayT August 8, 1952.
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Morgan Reappointed As
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County Heine
Meeting here last. Monday morn
ing in regular session for the month
of August, members of the Board of
County Commissioners adopted a mo
tion' setting up a sinking fund for
the purpose of . repairing, maintaining
and constructing county buildings. A
thousand dollars, from a surplus in-
come, provided by the distribution, of
, State beer taxes, was ordered trans
, ferred to the fund. :. . F
Heretofore, no funds for such ex
penditures has been provided but
costs ojf repairs were paid for out of
the general, county fund. ' - . .
A number of other matters were
considered by the Board during its
meeting Monday. Three delegations
' appeared before the Board requesting
. petitions be approved for iroprove
: ment of certain lanes, and highways
in the. county and these petitions were
approved. -??y '-.
1 J. C. Morgan. Superintendent of the
County Home for the past five years,
- was reappointed to the post for an
other year, beginning next January 1.
Acting on a petition presented by
the Hertford Lions Club, the Board
granted approval to the club to spon
sor a carnival within the county at a
date to be announced later.
A request for the installation df
Venetian blinds in the office of the
clerk of court was approved and the
clerk was authorized to purchase the
blinds and have them installed.
The Board, on motion, postponed
. the regular meeting for September
from the first Monday to the first
Tuesday in observance of Labor Day,
which falls on Monday, September 1. .
Following adjournment of the meet
ing at noon, members, of the Board
went to the County Home where they
were guests of Mr. and- Mrs. J. C.
Morgan at a dinner, tendered county
officials. , " v 1
Congress may have to, halt rising
food prices in the opinion of Ellis
Arnall, chief of the OPS, who ac
cording to a report from Washington
on Wednesday, is expected to suggest
to President Truman that a special
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to deal with e matter. f The report ,.,,,. ,
talon ariAeA that ArnnW: in omertixt '. , . .
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to resign his post Jn the (XPS about
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September 1. ' ,
Presidential candidates for the two
major political parties are expected to
begin .their campaigns for we-oxnee'lj.mM..-ofnii
aKnnt ISontinnihsTi 1- tTMi4 niworn.
- ing Governar": Adlai Stevenson and
General Dwight Eisenhower say both
men will probably make several major
speeches , prior to tfre first -of the
month, but plans for their campaigns
set Labor Day as the opening round
for major activity. ,,. -
Twentyinintf persons died in a head
on crash 'of two buses on a Texas
highway on Monday of this week. It
was the nation's worst bus crash.
Gasoline explosions ; turned the Abuses
into a raging inferno and the fire
was believed to have been the cause of
many of the deaths. , ., ;M -
Dr. Hal J. Hollins, State veterinar
ian said early this week that there';
has been no reported appearance in
j North Carolina of the. fast-spreading
' r hog disease which has hit swine herds
; in New Jersey and other states. ;
; -'j 'American athletes, competing in the
: Olympics, held this year at Helsinki,
- Finland, piled up a total of 614 points,
. the most compied by any .nation en
tered in the events. ? The Olympics
recognize no team fionors, but base
awards upon individual performance
!.,. in the games,
. Wood Funeral Held '
Hlonday Afternoon ;
Dennis Caesar Wood, 58, died ,Sat-
urday afternoon at a Durham hospital
after a long illness. He was a life
long resident of the New Hope sec
tion of Perqirimans ' County,' a son pf
the late William . Edward and Mrs.
Penelope. Gregory. Wood.
'Funeral services were held Monday
, at 8 P. M., at fee New Hops Methodist
Church, of which he was a member.
The Rev. H. M. JamdeiBon, pastor, of
ficiated, and burl J v.. a ta'the New
Hope Churchyard. 1
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary
son wood; two dau.-lters, Mrs,
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Building. And Loan -,
To Mature Stock
The; Hertford Building and Loan
Association will mature its 51st ae
ries of saving stock Saturday, August
9. it was announced today y uuax
Campbell, secretary of. the associa
tion. ,. ; :, ...fy V .. , .
Twenty-six stockholders, owning 124
shares of the association's stock, will
be paid a total of $12,400. ' The stock
is being matured at the close ox 004
weeks of saving, f
A total of $88.60 win be paid in for
each chare of the stock, which in turn
will mature at $100, giving the saver
$11.50 in interest in the amount saved.
fells VomEn For
Dorothy (Welch, Negro, was commit
ted in Perquimans County jail for a
period of one week during Tuesday's
session of Recorder's Court, when
Judge Chas. E. Johnson . found the
woman in contempt of court after she
had refused to testify in the hearing
in wmch'her husband, Dennis Welch,
was charged with assaulting her. .
' At 2 A. M.. last July 6th the woman
had a warrant drawn, charging her
husband "with assaulting her. When
the .case was called during the court
session this week Dorothy refused
to testify and was. alleged to have
told the court she was only joking.
It was at this point Judge Johnson
found her in contempt of the court
and ordered her to serve one week In
Other hearings conducted during
the session included the one in which
Moses Bonner, Negro, was chanred
with driving drunk. He entered
plea of guilty to the charge and was
ordered to pay fine of $100 and
COStS of Court. :-:.':'.' .. '
Dennis Welch Negro, was found
guilrvcft a charge rf Apeedinirs and
30 1 days, sentence to be suspended
upon payment of . a fine of $60 and
costs. Welch, was arrested by Police
Officer Robert A. White, who testified
Welch attempted to speed away from
him while the officer was attempting
to serve a warrant on the defendant
for assaulting his wife. -,
. A one night jai sentence was meted
out to Dinah Mae Taylor, iNegro, who
1 pines off sin anil m uhv nmanwi
paid in the cases in which Robert
Oder and Esther Benet were charged
with speeding. ;Each of the defend
ants submitted, to the charges.
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liams each of whom entered pleas of.
guilty to charges of speeding within
the town of 'Hertford.
Cotton Support
Price Increased
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rne united states Department oijington.
Agriculture announced last week that
it would support the price of middling
inch cotton from this year's crop
at an average price of 30.91 cents a
( pound. This figure is higher than
last years loan rate ox 30.48 cents.
The support level is based on 90
per cent of parity as of August 1
The parity price is 134.85 cents per
pound. (Parity is a figure for farm
products in proportion to that of other
commodities). , . - ?
i The department Said that the av
erage support rate for middling1 1516
inch cotton will be 1.06 cents a pound
msrher than that announced for midd
ling inch cotton, or 81.96 cents a
pound., - .v.-i; ;.,'V;v,
'Premiums and. discounts for various
grades and staple length combinations
under the 1951 price support program
will be calculated in relation to the
price support announced for middling
1516 inch cotton, the report said.
Support rates will vary pointing to
the location, it was pointed out.. Also,
loans and purchase asreements on the
crop -' will be available to producers
through Apm so, 1963.
Lack Of Interest
Cancels Farm Tour
Plans for a farm tour of Western
North Carolina, formulated by Farm
Agents of this area were cancelled last
week when ft was determined an in
sufficient number of , farmers had
signed up for the trip, it was announc
ed late lat week by L C. Yagel, Per-
v Yr '. i .. 1 ! k of titerest,
and tiie it t "t a number of farm-
era who h i i ' 1 to make the trip
found it iir-or .le to do so,' forced
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Seven-year-old Karen . Blecha enacts 1952 polio precautions
recommended by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. '
When ptollo is around, the National Foundation cautions parents '
to watch for these signs: headache, fever, sore throat, upset stom
ach, tenderness and stiffness ef neck and back. A person showing
such symptoms should be put to bed at once, away from others, j
Then, call your doctor and follow his advice. If polio is diagnosed. I
call your local chanter of the March at Dimes for advice I&4 '
- asshrtsnco, Including needed teaactal help.
Washington, D.C.
Miss. lla Eliaalbeth Cartwright,
daughter of Mrs. John Lowry Gart
wrigh; and-the late Mr. Cartwright,
of Hertford, hecame the-bride of Alan
Blean Brooks Sunday afternoon at
4 o'clock. July 20, in the First iBap.
tist Church in Washington, D. C
Wedding music was presented by
the church organist, and Mrs. Hall,
soloist, sang "O, Perfect Love," and as
a benediction, "The Lord's Prayer."
The bride was a-iven in marriage by
her brother, James Cartwright, of
Hertford. Her ballerina-length gown
of Chantilly lace and nylon net over
satin was designed with a fitted bo
dice of lace and illusion yoke in a
deeo pointed effect The lace skirt
was cut in points and draped over the
nylon net. The bride's shoulder length
veil of nylon tulle was caught in a
tiara of seed pearls and she carried
a bouquet of white gladioli centered
with a purple throated orchid.
Miss Nellie Cartwright, Biater of
the bride, of Hertford, was maid of
honor and only attendant. She wore
a ballerina length gown of light green
net over taffeta with a fitted bodice
with matching stole. ! She carried a
bouquet of orchid gladioli.
iBilly Moore of Washington, D. C,
was best man, and ushers were Andy
Hamrock and Jack Donlevy. of Wash-
Mrs. Jack Symons of Hertford was
mistress of ceremony.
The bride's mother wore a pale blue
linen dress with white accessories and
a corsage of pink rosebuds, centered
with a gardenia.
-: Immediately following the ceremony
a :reception was held at 914 Decatur
Street, N.. W. Washington, u. V. ,
' Mrs. Brooks is' a graduate ol rer-
quimans High School, Hertford; N. C,
and is at present employed by the
National Life Insurance Company of
Vermont, irt. i Washington, -D.. C. The
bridegroom is a graduate pf Hillsboro
High School, Portland, uregon, ana
attended the American University, in
WasMnsfton. D. C He is now em
ployed by (foe. Federal Bureau o In
vestigation' in Washington, D. C. t!'
After a New Enirland wedding tnp
the couple will reside at 914 Decatur
Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.
Town Board Will
Meet On Monday '
Hertford's Town Board will hold its
regular August meeting next Monday
night probably for the last time in
its present office, as the new munici
pal building is nearing completion, and
it is expected the town office will be
moved into its new quarters before
the end of this month. '-!''
The Board will. - undoubtedly, dis
cuss and take some action regarding
the local water supply, which has
been somewhat of a problem during
the' past few -weeks."'"
A report' on the Stats Firemen's
rtnnntiMAii ' 1 &1ba nu4ul - tit' K
made by tZaynt V.. N. Darden and
Commissioner IIcnry C. Sullivan who
represented the Board at this meet -
Calendar 'Project
, Announcement was made here this
week the Hertford Junior Chamber of
Cornice , wiU sponsor,
year the community calendar project
for the purpose of raising funds for
carrying on community projects, such
as the playground, which the organi
zation constructed this year.
The unique community calendar,
met with much .success last
year, is designed and sold wifl
idea of promoting closer friendship
and relations among residents of the!
community. The calendar will carry
listings of important dates such as
anniversaries, meeting nights of clubs
and organizations and birthdays.
Awards will be made to those par
ticipating in the project with the
Jaycees and these will be explained in
detail by members of the organization
who plan to canvass the county, ob
taining information to be printed on
the calendar. ;
A spokesman for the Jaycees stated
proceeds from the project will ' be
used by the organization for communi
ty betterment, and it was highly prob
able that the major portion of the re
ceipts will be expended to help the
Jaycees complete installation of equip
ment on the playground.
District Officers .
Of BPW Club Named
Mrs. Alice M. Towe, of Hertford.
8th District Director of the North
Carolina Federation of Business and
Professional s Women's : Clubs an
nounced the names of the District
Officers and Chairmen who will serve
with her this year and are as .fol-
lows: "ij'-iiti v, r-
' Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Dora
KTaylor Riddick, Hertford, of the Per
fquimans Club; Tar Heel Woman Rep
resentative Mrs. ' Alice H. Hitter,
Elizabeth City; Elsie G. Riddick Loan
Fund Chairman Miss Mildred Tavlor.
iNashville; ; State Project Chairman
(Home for retired business and nro-1
fassional women) Miss Minnie John
son, Roanoke Rapids; and the follow
ing Contact Chairmen r Health and
Safety, Miss Eva Cratt, Washington:
International Relations. Mrs. Dorothy
W. Whitehead, Scotland Neck; Public
Affairs, Miss Hulda Wood. Hert
ford; Education1 and Vocations, Miss
Maggie Pierce, Ahoskie.
Mrs. Ruby C. Blyfte of the Rocky
Mount Club is ifoe first vice president
of the State Federation.
Local Firemen At : '
State Convention '
Three members of the .Hertford
Fire Department, Mayor V. N. Dar
den. Commissioner Henry C Sullivan
and B. C. Berry, represented the de
partment at the annual IState Fire
men's Convention; held this week, at
The local firemen left hem Monday
i for the convention and returned on
. weanesaay mgnt, following the close
Good Cotton Yield
Predicted In County
- Despite an increase in weevil infes
tation, during the past week, pros
pects point to a good yield of cotton
in Perquimans County this fall, ac
cording to I. C Yagel, County Agent
Mr Yagel stated that dry hot weath
er,' together .with wind and hail in
some parts of the county have caused
a large portion of squares to shed.
This reduction in the number of
squares has much to do with the in
crease in the percentage of. squares
The Farm Agent also advised farm
ers to dust their crop once more. He
pointed out this will be profitable
even though the cotton appears to be
too large for further treatment.
Rotaiy Governor
Guest Of Hertford
Club Tuesday Night
The Rotary Club of Hertford was
host Tuesday night to George D.
IColclouafh. Governor of the 278th Dis
trict of Rotary International, who is
making his annual official visit to'wai wammar ocnooi ana uie Hertford
each of the 38 Rotary clubs of the
district. He conferred with President
Charles Henc' Secretary Jack Kanoy
and other local officers on Kotary
administration and service activities.
Mr. Colclough is Executive Secre
tary of the Burlington Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants Association
and is a member of the iRotary Club
of Burlington. He is one of the 207
District Governors who are supervis
ing the activities of some 7,600 Ro
tary Clubs which have a membership
of 360,000 business and professional
executives in 83 countries and geo
graphical ' regions throughout .the
world. ; '.' : ; ' ,'.
Wherever Rotary Clubs are located
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their activities are similar to those
cause they arevased on the same
general objectives developing better
understanding and fellowship among
business and professional men, pro
moting communityJbetterment under
takings, raisins: the standards of
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the Peoples of the wono.
Service Officer
Regulations and procedures govern
ing Mustering-Out Payment authoriz
ed by the recently enacted Veterans
Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952
have been received in the local Dis
trict Office of the North Carolina
Veterans Commission. . "
Most, enlisted men and women and
officers, below the grade of Major
or Lieutenant Commander who were
discharged or released from active
duty under honorable conditions after
June 26, 1950 are eligible for lump
sum payment. Claims must, oe sub
mitted on or before July 16, 1954, sup-1
ported by the original of the Report
of Separation from the Armed ser
In the case of any veteran discharg
ed under honorable conditions after
June 26, 1950 who died after leaving
service and before receiving any por
tion of ' his Mustering-Out Pay, pay
ment of this benefit may be made to
survivors. Y. :'" '
All eligible persons desiring to ap
ply for, Mustering-Out Pay are urged
to contact C C. Banks, Veteran Ser
vice Officer, Hertford or the District
Office of the North Carolina Veterans
Commission, 206 Kramer Bunding,
Elizabeth .City, North Carolina, . for
assistance in completing applications
for this-Jbenofit
Health Department
Okays Water Supply
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K. J.'Eyer," Santitarian for the Dis
trict Health Department, advised May
or V. N. Darden,' on last Friday that
a laboratory analysis of samples of
the Hertford water supply, run by the
Department on July 29, revealed that
the supply wad satisfactory and safe
for drinking purposes.. . .
The analysis was run, Mr. Darden
told this newspaper, by Mr. Eyer fol
lowing the receipt of i a number of
inquiries' by the Health Department
concerning the local waiter. .
This report by the Health Depart
ment was similar to that given by
Robert Luther, Elizabeth City water
specialist, who was called here to
analyze the; water supply' some two
Can Supply Rules On
MusteringOut Pay
Discussion Of Problem
Held At Special Meet
ing On Monday Night
More than 100 patrons of the Per
quimans County Central Grammar
School met with the Board of Edu
cation, in a special meeting held Mon
day night in the Court House, to re
quest the Board to take action to re
lieve the overcrowded conditions at
the school. .
The meeting was called by. the
Board of Education at the request of
the patrons who desired to express
opinions over the condition at the
school. Dana Mathews acted as chair
man for the delegation and he told
the Board members the patrons were
concerned over the fact that some of
the classes at the school contained as
many as 45 to 50 pupils. He related
that at a previous meeting the dele
gation had discussed the problems and
it was the desire of the group that
the Board take immediate steps to
provide ways and means of construct
ing two additional classrooms for the
Mrs. John Hurdle read a report,
which she stated she had compiled
from figures obtained from the office
of theiSuperintendent of Schools, and
the principals of the two grammar
schools, relating the enrollment and
average class attendance for the Cen-
vrrammar aonooi,
Superintendent ff. T. Biggers, ques
tioned by Mrs. Hurdle as to the pro
cedure of teacher allotments, then ex
plained that teachers were assigned
on the same basis as allotted to the
county by the State Board of Educa
tion, and in this connection there is
only seven-teriths of one pupil dif
ference between average attendance at
Central Grammar School and the Hert
ford Grammar School.
: A number of delegations proposed
action be taken to relieve the over
crowded condition by transferring
some of the students around to dif
ferent schools but this proposal was
met with a divided opinion from the
J.- Edgar Morrisj chairman of the
Board of -Education then asked if the
adoption of a plan creating a junior
senior high school unit met with the
approval of the group, and to this
question there likewise was a differ
ence of opinion, with a majority of the
patrons opposing such a plan.
Other spokesmen for the delegation,
who either suggested plans for pro
viding relief from the present condi
tion, or who asked questions regarding
procedure of teacher and pupil allot
ment included Carson Spivey. B. M.
Miller, N. C. Spivey, Emmett Stal-
lings, Mrs. Carson Spivey, Mre. Na
omi McDonnell and J, F. Hollowell.
Mr. Biggers then pointed out that
with the county gaining one teacher
for the grammar schools during the
coming year that the teacher load at
the Central Grammar School would
be relieved somewhat as compared to
last year. .
The delegation then renewed its re
quest that action be taken to provide
additional classrooms at the school
to provide ample room for the school's
Following the joint meeting, mem
bers of the Board of Education passed
a resolution in which they stated no
action will be taken to change present
plans and schedules for the coming
school year, which do not meet the
approval of the patrons of the schools,
and that the Board will work toward
relief from overcrowded
County Officials
Guests At Dinner
Perquimans County officials were
guests at dinner of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Morgan at the county home last Mon
day at noon. Enjoying the delicious
meai wmcn inciuaea nam, beef, chick
en, a large number of vegetables and
dessert of ice cream and cake were
County Commissioners A. T. Lane.
William C. Chappell, Roy Chappell, E.
a. Hollowell, Ervin Turner, Register
of Deeds, J W. Ward, Clerk of Court,
W. H. Pitt,, Treasurer, Max Campbell,
County Attorney S. M. 'iWhedhee,
County Health Officer Dr. T. P. Brinn,
Superintendent of Public Welfare C.
Edgar White and his assistants, Mrs.
Marian M. Payne and Mrs. Eula Mae
Jordan. ' " ' ,
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Meekins. Jr..
of Elizabeth City announce the birth
'of a daughter, Catherine IRosemond,
porn July 28. Mrs. aieekins is the
former Miss Helen. Hoffler. '
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Fearing an
nounce the birth of a daughter, born
Monday at Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City. . ' ,
' birth announcement ,
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Dail announce
the birth of a daughter, Mary Ruth,
born August 1. at Chowan HotmitaL
Mrs. Dail is the former Miss Myrtle
the .cr.rcc!'. cf t" 3 i'.'..
weeks ago.
wmsiow of Bemdere.
of the meeting.

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