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Volume XIX. Number 32.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North CarolinaFriday; August 15, 1952;
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List Of Teccl;:rs
for Cody Sch:-!s
tlcM By Sigl
Plans For Opening: Of
New Term Sept, 3rd.
Now Being Made '
Preparations for ; the opening, of
: Perquimans County , schools for the
1952 : fall term are about complete,
according to an announcement made
today by J .T. Biggers. Superintendent
Some minor repair and renovation
work has been completed at a num
. ber of schools and the buildings are
in readiness for the opening.
Schools will, open for the new term
v on Wednesday, September 8, Mr! Big
gers stated. , AH teaching positions,
:. with the exception of one vancanoy
. at Central Grammar School, has been
, filled and the school committee hopes
to, fill this position shortly.
Faculties for the various schools
i were announced by ' Mr. ( Biggers as
"" Perquimans High School E. C.
' Woodard, , principal; f H." H. , Gurkin,!
' Science; MnC AV E. Jessup, Math;
Elbert "Fearing, Physical Education;
Mrs. Joe Nowell, Home Economics;.
Mrs. Joan Stallings, Commercial;
Mrs. C - R. Holmes, Frendh and En
glish; George S. McRorie, English;
Joe Tunnell, Agriculture; Miss Patsy
Branch Olive, .Math-Science; . Miss
"JW 7-; Anme!l The wedding of Miss Frances Ann
ivle yt?7, -"X1.810 and I Sutton, daughter of M and Mrs.
Abner Wiiams, 8in grades. George Lawrence, Sutton. Jr., of (Hert
Hertford Gfammap-Miss Thelma ni 7n,rft Whww n
Elliott, " principal; Miss : Dorcas 0f Mp mA Mrs. Crawford Frederick haa been ordered to replace the two
Knowles, Miss Mary Sumner, Mrs. jwhitley, of Mount Gilead, took place!way 'Sfht now in operation at Dobb
w fT' T iiVfllr
Miss Mildred- Reed, Mrs. T. C, Chip-
pell, ; Mrs. - Mary; Etta Walters, Mrs.
Ines O..White. v.XViNKU -v-'-
Central Grammar Thomas Maston,
principal; Mrs. Lula Lamb, Mrs. Ruth
Burden, Mrs. Annie M. Waiiama; Mr
Aftme Perry Asbell.Mra. Graham,
Wood, Miss Pearle White, Miss Mar
garet White, Miss , Johnnie, i White,
Mrs. Lessie L. WinsW, JCra. Ludlla
L, White, Mrs; Ber-'lah.--;'. ;
rerquunaus axaininy scaool-wt, J
5W MartJui rB. Periyj Henry . E.
, jJaughtery.,Jyr' ; Sf i
: -l .Harrifddiw' M
E; Jones,: NeUe. ! ;K"-
Pnvott. WaUtt R. Ef-ivott-Gororkvi-iu -.- ' r : i
N.; Reid, Idonia. Rogprson, 1 Ailnie. E.f. el. finger-tip veil of hridal illusion but ction on this was not
Simons, Mable W. Stroud, Dorothy. fen from. a Juliet cap edged witft.take,u -r ' ". . '
i. i nomas, jenme o. inompson, njng lilies of the valley.
A. Williams, Willie, Y. Williams, Lona I She carried a white prayer book,
G. Wilson, Harnett K Winslow, Jes-'topped with a white orchid and Bhow
sica H.sWinslow, James E. Woods.jered with lflies of the valley.
Eda5; Zf7,:-i V I - i; . Miss Margaret .Anne Banks was
- Hertford Colored School (Legrande mBiA ftf fchAnr wr nnWjiiioi, w
SummeraeW, principal; Minnie L. Fel-
ton, Alma N. Kingsbury, Wealthea
C. ; Madre, Dewey S. Newby, Eliza
S., Perry, deo Z. Felton, Nellie Hol
ley, Geraldine B. Lowe, Dorothy H.
, Newby, Annie F. Nixon and W. J.
Thompson. . ' " .
" Governor Adlai Stevenson and his
running-mate Senator John1 Sparkman
conferred with President TrUmanin
Washington on Tuesday, planning po
litical strategy for the forthcoming
campaign. .No ' announcement was
made following the meeting of the
part the President is to play in the
campaign, but reports from Washing
ton indicate President Truman is an-
xious to make, a whistle-stop aeries
of speeches in behalf of Stevenson's
candidacy. 5 " , ;,;', , y-'.;::
A scandal of missing national treas
ures, including the Empress crown,
shocked Japan on Wednesday. Hints
of corruption involving wartime Jap
anese and American occupation offi
cial were Included itf the announce
ment of the missing treasures.' . Most
of the treasure, it was reported, was
bought by the government for war
time use. of waa contributed by citi-
sens in patriotic - drives. The Joss
Tan' Into millions of dollars, the
Administration leaders 'are divided
over the question of calling a special
session of Congress for the purpose
of1 combatting economic dangers of
rising prices. President Truman has
hinted at a special session, but reports
state a majority of Congressional lead
ers oppose such a move. ,,,,,,
Selective ' Service headquarters in
Washington this week announced that
it may have to dip into its poo of
19-year-olds soon to fill draft quotas.
Increased need for manpower was giv
en as the reason for the proposal. -
MASONS TO KZZT. ,
T-e tPerauimans ILo-. No. 1105." 'A.
F. A. Li., will meet l'ueJ-y nL..tl
tt eighl? o'clock.
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'revtohn wynn MTERS
Above is pictured the Rev.
John Wynn Myers, pastor of the
First Methodist Church of Farm
ville, Va, who will preach at re
vival services at Anderson Metho
dist Church August 17 through
Becomes Bride Of
".Saturday, August 9, at A o'clock, in
the afternoon at the, Hertford, Baptist
Church.' v k ;'. f f
The ceremony ' was ptefoimed byjBoard requesting permission to spon
the Rev. Charles W. Duling, using
fk. wan decorated with tall.Quest was granted the Lions Club,
feMVetf wWte hrMlfflowwi aminitt
a background of palms and fern, andi'ePrted t ttal $17,454.82 had
was liarhted br ca1dral candles.
Mrs. J. ; ElBe Whit organist, Imd
Jlisa-Janic - Yaael. soloist, -rendered
marriage by her
father, wore a weddina- dress of white
JtomaloVer;a'j xhe flUted 1dice
was a light blue organdy, made with
fitted bodice and full gathered skirt.
She wore a , shoulder-length veil of
matching net arranged from & ban
deau of pink forgetmenots. She car
ried a nosegay of mixed flowers tied
with pink and blue ribbons.
Lou Vickera of. Lebanon, Tenn., was
flower girl. She was dressed in blue
organdy and wore a broad brimmed
hat. ; She carried a nosegay of pink
flowers tied with blue and pink rib
The bridegroom had as his best' man
Julian Broughton and the ushers were
Lawrence Sutton, brother of the bride,
and Ben Thach.
-:. Mrs. Sutton, mother of the bride,
wore a dress of aqua linen and lace,
with white accessories, and an orchid
' For travel the bride wore a suit of
gray Uhen with harmonizing acces
sories, and the orchid from her bridal
bouquet. . -.'..
'After a honeymoon at Myrtle Beach,
S. C, the couple will be at home at
Newport News, Va.
; Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, the. bride's
parents, entertained informally at
their home on Grubb Street immedi
ately after the rehearsal on Friday
night .-i:: .: V" ; !
'Others who have given parties for
the bride included Miss Suzanne Towe
and Miss Margaret Anne Banks. -
Rites Held Wednesday
For Mrs. Eva Holdren
. . Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Stiff
re-iHoldren, 69, who died suddenly at her
home here Tuesday morning at 12:30
o'clock, were conducted Wednesday af-
temoqn at four o'clock at the Lynch
Funeral Home by the Rev. Bennie
Crawford. 1 '
Mrs. Holdren was the widow of (the
late V. A, Holdren. She was a native
of Roanoke, Va., but had resided in
Hertford for the past .85 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs,
Dorothv Banning-. of Washington. D.'
C, and one brother, Howard Stiff of I
Huntington, W. Va.
During the services the choir of the
Hertford Baptist Church sang "Rock
of Ages" and "Abide With Me." ,
Pallbearer; were . IW. T. Elliott,
Carles HatreU, V. N. Darden, D. &
Darden, Carlton Cannon and Norman",
Elliott ... .,., , I
Interment was in Cedarwood Cemaw
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EnrrlovTKiitOfTovntlW Authorized To
At Boerd Meeting
New Municipal Building
Members of the Hertford Board of
Commissioners, : meeting here last
Monday night in regular session, con
sidered a number of problems brought
to their attention. '
Because of the absence -of one
; member,' Commissioner Robert Hoi-
lowell, the, board tabled action on em
ployment of a chemist for the town.
Mayor Darden reported to the board
on the water situation, pointing out
that R. W. Luther, Elisabeth City
chemist, had been checking the local
water supply for the past three weeks
and that he had advised the Mayor
the water is back near its normal con
dition. -'-'.J '
The Board discussed the possibility
of employing a full time chemist to
handle the treatment of the water
supply, but held up any action pend
ing a meeting of a full board. I
Traffic control was also discussed
during the meeting and it was re
ported the Board is, attempting to get
the State Highway Commission to
paint lines on Church and Dobb
Streets, designating traffic, ' lanes.
Mayor garden told the Commissioners
he was of the opinion that steps tak
en recently have brought about a de
crease in the violation of speed laws
of the town. Ho also advised the
Board that a three-way traffic light
" ye reecs
a aeieguuon, leyivacaung uie Hert
ford lions Club appeared before the
sor a carnival within the town at a
date to be announced later. This re-
Clerk to the board, W. G. Newby,
PBen expenaea towara me construe
i tion .?f the new municipal building
an mayo uaen advised the board
the building is now nearinsr comple
tion Trifltellof? nf A -fv;niuimans wiunnes a
roof, columns to the front of the struc
ture and tile flooring in the-building
is about all that remains to he done. .
It was proposed luring the meeting
the official nDCTiine' of the hni dimr.
Civil Suit Hied
In County Court
'A civil suit," asking $ 100,000 dam
ages, and charging libel slander and
defamation of character was filed
in Perquimans County Superior Court
August 2, 1952,' by Theo T. DeFabio,
through her attorney, W. D. Hollo
well, v : . v'--,
The summons and complaint filed
in the local court names Sheriff M.
G. Owens, The Advance Incorporated
of Elizabeth City, and the Times
Huge Sun) Asked In
Printing Company, Inc., of Manteo, as'ing of school
defendants, and asks jointly or sev
erally the sum of $1,000 actual dam
ages and $99,0Q0 punitive damages.
The complaint charges the defend-
ants with libel, slander and defama -
tion of character in connection with
an alleged kidnapping reported to
have occurred here early in June.
No cost bond, had been posted in
this case up to Monday noon ,and no
papers had. been served on either of
the defendants Up to that time so far
as could be learned.
Average For Peanuts ?
According to reports received from
North. Carolina's peanut growers by
the State-Federal Crop Reporting
Service, the indicated August 1 con
dition of peanuts is above average. , In
spite of the dry, hot weather ex
perienced over most of the State this
summer, the weather pattern to date
in the Important peanut , producing
area has been mostly favorable for
peanuts. ;t Planting .was : done under
ideal conditions and weather immedi
ately following ; was especially favor
able for good germination of seed.
Therefore stands are . exceptionally
good. The dry-summer season has
aided in producing one of the cleanest
' 'As of August 1. prospects for an
average ...yield of 1,250 pounds per
acre, compared to 2,830 pounds last
year and the average of 1.086 pounds.
It is estimated that 199,000 acres are
being grown for picking and thresh'
ing this aeason.1. This is 16 per cent
fewer , acres than; in 1951 and the
smallest picked and threshed acreage
190000 acres, harvested
I in 1933.
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To County foiers
Perquimans Included In
Area Designated By
The Secretary of Agriculture has
designated all counties in North Caro
lina as areas in which Disaster Loans
may be made, E. F. Morgan, County
Supervisor of the Farmers Home Ad
ministration, has announced,
v Disaster loans for farmers who suf
fered loss from the summer drought
will be handled through the Farmers
Home Administration. These loans
are available to eligible farmers who
have suffered substantial crop losses
because of drought or hailstorm dam
age. In areas where pastures and
feed crops have been badly damaged
or destroyed by the recent prolonged
drought the Farmers Home Adminis
tration is prepared to cooperate fully
with other agricultural agencies and
eligible farmers in an effort to im
mediately meet the need for feed that
will be required to keep desirable
productive livestock on farms that
otherwise would have to be sold be
cause of the lack of feed.
Farmers Home Administration is
also prepared to render immediate
assistance to eligible fanaers who find
it necessary to re-seed or renovate
pastures that have been substantially
damaged or destroyed by the extended
period of dry weather and extreme
high temperature. Many farmers
may, also, need help to produce anoth
er crop next year.
Persons seeking such loans must
certify in writinjr that he haa suffer
ed damage as a result of disaster and
cannot get a loan from any other
source. Interest rate on such loans
is 8 per cent. No eranta are allow
ed and all loans must be re-paid, the
repayment timed based on the ability
of the farmer to repay.
Although it is not expected that
there will be many farmers in need
of such loans, there may be & few
who will need and want such loans,
Mr. Morgan stated. Chowan and
rerquimans Counties are served by
o FHA office located over the bus
station in Hertford.
To Start Monday
Pre-school football practice at Per
quimans High School will get under
way here next Monday afternoon,
August 18, it was announced today
by Ellie Fearing, athletic coach at the
school. - , ..
Fearing announced that all boys
desiring to try out for the 1952 team
are asked to meet at the High School
building Friday afternoon of this week
at 6:30 o'clock, at which time uniforms
will be issued to those reporting for
the practice sessions.
Faced with a task of building i
team around nine returning veterans,
Coach Fearing stated he would hold
practice drills each afternoon daily
between next Monday and the open-
Expected. to return to school this
fall, the following boys, with experi
ence, are counted on to form the
nucleus of the 1952 squad: Pete Mat
:hews, Steve Perry, Daryl Allen, Rich-
lard Mathews, Eugene White, Jack
Robertson and D. A. Carver, linemen.
and John. Morns' and Howard Wil
liams, backs. . ;'. ;-' 'J
A large number of the 1951 squad
was lost through graduation but
Coach Fearing is hopeful that a well-
balanced team will be developed prior
to the opening game around Septem
ber 12. . v ' ' :'".'' ' '
The coach said a schedule of 10 or
11 games will be played this season,
but as yet the schedule is incomplete
and will be announced later.
Lowest Since ! 1945
, Based on August 1 reports from
soybean producers in North Carolina,
prospective yield for soybeans is the
lowest of the past 6 years, the State-
iFederal Crop Reporting Service re
ported today. A yield of 12.5 bushels
is currently estimated based on the
condition of the crop as of August 1.
This is 4 bushels below the record
yields realized last , year and com
pares with the ten year average yield
of 12.9 bushels. IRainfall received
since August 1 could materially boost
yield prospects since the crop is now
blooming and setting pods.
If farmers hold to their intentions
for utilization of the total estimated
acreage of soybeans planted this year,
a record high of 303,000 acres will be
harvested for beans this season. This
is 8,000 acres more than was harvest
ed last year and 60,000 acres above
the ten-year average.
County Roed Program Exceeds M
Million floors During Past 3 Years
County Has 2,727
Motor vehicle registration hich
zoomed past the million mark last
February, stood at 1,192,430 at the
end of June the Department of Motor
Tops in registrations was Meck
lenburg with 69,743 followed by Guil
ford with 5,821. iWake and Forsyth
were in third and fourth place with
54,490 and 48,652 respectively.
Smallest registration was reported
from Clay with 922. The figures in-
clude both private and publicly owned
vehicles and trailers, the Department
Complete registration for Perquim
ans County through June was report
ed as 51 public owned vehicles and
2,676 privately owned vehicles.
At Meeting Friday
The August meeting of the Hert
ford Lions Auxiliary was held Friday
evening, August 8, at eight o clock at
the home of Mrs. Jim Bass. The
meeting was presided over by Mrs.
Elton Hurdle. Mrs. Hurdle gave a
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brief resume of the work the club
had done during the past year and
thanked all the members for their
splendid cooperation. One new mem
ber, Mrs. I. A. Ward, was welcomed
into the club.
During the business session the
minutes were read and approved and
the treasurer's report was given after
which the following officers for the
new fiscal year were installed by Mrs.
Jim BasS: President, Mrs. Elton Hur
dle: First Vice President, Mrs. John
Biggers; Second Vice President, Mrs.
Tommy Byrum; Third Vice President,
Mrs. Sam Long; Secretary and Treas
urer, Mrs. Clinton Eley; Directors for
one year, Mrs. Jim Bass and Mrs.
Franklin McGoogan; Directors for
two years, Mrs. Bill Cox and Mrs.
Ralph White; Lion Tamer, Mrs. E. C.
Woodard.; . Tail Twister, Mrs. J. T.
During the candlelight ceremony
each officer was presented a miniature
corsage tied with the club colors of
purple and gold ribbon as she receiv
ed her change. The -ceremony ended
with an installation prayer by Mrs.
I. A .Ward.
Mrs. Hurdle was presented a lovely
antique chocolate pot from the club
in appreciation of her work during
the past year.
The following committees were ap
pointed to serve during.the new year:
Membership and Attendance, Mrs. E.
C. Woodard; Blind and Special Pro
jects, Mrs. Tommy Byrum and Mrs.
Charles Ward; Initiation. Mrs. Ralph
White; Constitution and By-laws, Mrs.
John Biggers and Mrs. Franklin Mc
Googan; Food and Reservations, Mrs.
J. T. Lane; Finance, Mrs. Clinton Eley
and Mrs. Sam Long; Publicity, Mrs.
Jim Bass; Courtesy, Mrs. Bill Cox;
Social, Mrs. Archie Lane, Mrs. Harry
Hollowell and Mrs. I. A. Ward.
The meeting closed with a benedic
tion led by Mrs. Hurdle. During the
social hour refreshments were served
by the hostess.
Revival At Anderson
Begins Next Sunday
.. .. . . . . . Iplea of guilty to a charge of using
?72E 5ffin!Frofanity on the streets of Hertford.
the Anderson Methodist on the Cho
wan Charge on Sunday, August 17
and will continue through Sunday,
August 24, according to the pastor,
the Rev. Robert M. Gradeless.
The guest evangelist for the revival
will be the Rev. John Wynn Myers,
pastor of the 'First Methodist Church
of Farmville, Va.
Services will be held each night at
8 o'clock except Saturday, night, and
the public is cordially invited to attend
all services. v
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners attended the
annual state convention of the Asso
ciation of County Commissioners held
this week at Morehead City.
Representing Perquimans wer A.
T. Lane, Roy S. Chappell, William C
Chappell, Ervin Turner and E. B.
Hollowell. ' ,
OFFICE TO CLOSE !
The office of the Perquimans Coun
ty draft board will be closed from
Monday, August 18, through Friday,
August 22. it was announced todav
by Mrs. Blanche Campen, clerk of the
local draft board.
Mileage Of Bond Roads
Greater Than Plan
During the past three years the
State spent a total of $642,098 in the
construction of secondary bond roads
and county roads in Perquimans Coun
ty, according to a report released to
this newspaper by the State High
The report revealed that during the
period between, July 1, 1949 and June
30, 1952, 60.3 miles of secondary
State highways and county roads
were paved or definitely programmed
for paving, and 58.1 miles of county
roads were stabilized for all-weather
The $642,098 put into this work
does not include funds spent on main
tenance or on primary highway work.
During the three years, the report
stated, a total of $558,913 was spent
from the $200,000,000 bond issue on
paving secondary roads in Perquim
ans County and $83,185 was spent
by the State in construction of county
According to this report Perquim
ans County has received a total of
16.5 miles of roads in excess to the
amount allocated on July 20, 1949,
when members of the Perquimans
Board of Commissioners met with
representatives of the State Highway
Commission to map out the bond pro-
;eram in this county. ' At the same
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time the county has received only
$558,913 of the $812,000, reported by
Highway Commissioner H. G. Shelton
as being allocated to Perquimans.
While the report does not show the
total mileage of bond roads completed
at this date, the additional mileage
programmed may be sufficient to use
up all bond funds allotted Perquimans
under the bond program.
From total bond funds already ex
pended and the figure given by Mr.
Shelton at the meeting here July 20,
1949,i there remains -approximately
$225,000 to be expended on bond roads
m Perquimans. Whether this amount
is to be consumed in completing roads
programmed in excess of the original
43.8 miles assigned this county the
report does not reveal.
Had Varied Docket
Fourteen cases were disposed of by
the Perquimans Recorder's Court in
session hare last Tuesday. Six of
the hearings involved truck drivers
cited to court for driving overloaded
trucks. Costs of court were assessed
in these cass against James Hendren,
Milton Phthisic, Glenwood Riddick,
Raleigh White and Hubert Hedaon.
'Prayer for judgment was continued
in the case of Willie Riddick, Negro,
charged with the same offense.
Fines of $10 and costs were taxed
against Richard Ettinger and Char
lie Hoffler, Negro, who entered pleas
of guilty to charges of speeding.
Wiley Welch submitted to a charge .
of speeding and paid the costs of
iBookertee White, Negro, was given
a 30-day road sentence, suspended
upon payment of a fine of $25 and
costs, after he entered a plea of guil
ty to driving without a valid opera
Costs of court were taxed against
Robert Dowding who entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of speeding in
the town of Hertford.
Herbert Brown, Negro, entered a
He was taxed with the court costs.
Evon Littlejohn, Negro, was sen
tenced to jail for two days on a charge
of being drunk on the streets of Hert
ford. Partin Stacks paid a fine of $100
and costs of court after entering a
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
Injured By Fall
James Winslnw. aix-vear-aM snn vf
Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Winslow, of the
wmteston community, was seriously
injured last Saturday morniiur when
he fell from a tractor.
The bov was taken to the Albem&rlA
Hospital for treatment.
Jimmy fell from a tractor, operat
ed by his cousin, Jimmy Stallings,
arouna nine o clock Saturday morn
ing. He waa reported to have Buf
fered a brain concussion and skull
The accident occurred on the White
ston hiahwav -near the Window
home. - "' N-'-' .
' ' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT 1 ,
. Mr. and Mrs. Archie T. Lane, Jr.,
announce the birth of a daughter born
Tuesday, August 12, at the Chowan
Hospital In EdentonV.