.? Volume XIX. Number 33.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 22, 1952.
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Fcr Footed Teai
i Ten Game Schedule
Released Today By
': ' Coach Fearing
Praepects for s large turnout of
candidates for the 1952 Perqurnans
' High School football team appeared
tmght here this week when 16 boys
reported to Coach Ellie Fearing for
' " pre-school practice sessions, which
' began last Monday. ; ! ;
i Coach Fearing stated he believed his
' aquad will number 34 or 36 by the
Time school opens, and drills begin
pa a regular schedule. The coach ww
1 1 jbptamistic over the drills held this
, week and weir pleased at the large
number of candidates reporting for the
v. practice sessions. -;. v-vv V
Paced with.' the task of replacing
many of his. regulars from last' sea-
Son lost through graduation, Fearing
i planning his drills to build a start
ing team for the opening game oi tne
me.- - -s T; ' -.
'j School officials are now attempting
secure an opponent for.the opening
?m to be played here on September
iZ The Indians now have a 10-game
schedule, beginning September 19. Six
pf the f 10 scheduled gameswiU be
frtayed In Hertford on Manorial Field.
-xne scneauie as reieasea woy oy
Coach Fearing is as follows
, September 12 Open. ' , r
:-l September 19-Greenville, here.
Vi September 28 Ahoskie, there. '
-. October 8 Beaufort, there.
October 10 Plymouth, here.
;' October 17 (WiMiamston,. here.
..' October 24 tEdenton, here. "
; October 81-lumbia, there.
't November 7 Bayboro, here, y , ,,
4 November 14-Ayden, here. .'. :
'I November 21-JElizalbeth City, there.
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-President Truman announced this
. week the government will probably
Bend less, collect less taxes, and ran
up a smaller aeiicit aunng we cur
Tent fiscal year than he had thought
n"' LZrXtZ TTrtioni in pubUc life with the hope that
One exception to the . i, . T ,v
downward trend, individual income
taxes will run higher than expected
while Corporation taxes will be less.
He estimated the deficit will be 10
billion dollars, a drop of four billion
from the January guess. . ' '
The OPS announced this week that
more than half of the nation's half
million grocery stores will he required
to post dollar and cents ceiling prices
on a wide range of items by October
1. - OPS officials stated the action
was called to let housewives know at
a,-glance the ceilings on may basic
items and to relieve grocers of the
task of calculating individual ceilings
- onthe Hems which must be posted.
' family spending in 1950 established
new records, according to a report is
sued this week by the Bureau of Labor
Slfatistics. Families living in; cities
arid towns spent more than ever be
foes. Total income from all sources,
and after payment of personal, taxes
u averaged J4.300, the report revealed,
bu total expenditures averaged MOO
more or a total of $4,700.
The Council of State, at a meeting
Tuesday, set in motion plans for the
I " establishment of a National Seashore
Ljcreational Area in Dare and Hyde
counties. : The plan has been under
'c Tsideration for some time and the
Council of State's action is aimed
: ' at briefing the residenta of the area
upon the nature of the project. There
lua been opposition to the establish-
i ment of the park.
' ' Open Sept. 8th , ;
C rowan College, attended by a num
t T,of Perqtdaiani County youths, will
c it its 104th term on September &
1. as announced this week by Preai.
V F. O. Mixon, who stated enroll
t at the college for this term it
3ted to reach 200.
ur new courses nave been added
- ie curriculum, one being graphic
; y more commonly known as print-
:3 Amy Vcn Reach
Vcd Ray Ilaitia ;
. an 1 lira. J. Van Roach of Win-
'nee -t'iO engagement and
. ,- , cj ,eij, augh.
. ..i . M to Uy Harris,
' i r. and llta. J. T. Harris of
I Tie wedJIng will take
v NOTABLE PICTURE OF BIG GUNS IN ACTION IN KOREA A night scsne similar to this won finj
Maes in the photographic exhibit sponsored by the White House Photographers' Association for Pfc Vadia
fjamaiU. Ths artillery supported tlemtnts of the 25th Infantry Division. j .
VFW Softball Team
Take League Lead
Two ' of the best softball games of
the season were played here Monday
night when the VFW trimmed the
RnrioTia ItiiS fx i iS mrinntn ccm-
-j ... Tnvu the
Uong 20-19 in an eight inning game.
, By vbiae of &9 victory over the
Ruritan . Ciub iypw team took
a aight ,ead in tte standing of the
league ,Durin g the past two weeks
the ,VIFW team won g&m&s wnile
p nH inat
three; the Jaycees and Lions both
wone two and lost two.
Farm Bureau Executive Vice-iPresi-
dent R. Flake Shaw says that he was
appalled at .the apparent lack of tin-derstand-sr'
some farm leaders are
''Currently', displaying " in qttoting the
price r Bupjtorts and adjustment prfa'
ciples under tme present farm pro
gram. v' n. j . : ' . i- ..v
"Since this it an election year,"
he said, "there will be in all proba
bility extreme statements made by
people who occupy, responsible posi-
cases, I would advise that the farm
ers check these statements against
the real facts to determine their val
ue." -.V-1 . ' '
Shaw, quoting from paragraph 2.
page 10, of the State Farm Bureau's
current resolutions said, "we reaf
firm our stand for hot less than 90
per cent of parity for the support of
(farm) prices if the supply is kept m
line with demand."
He pointed out, "unless the adjust
ment principle is included in the price
support system, the entire program
will be plaCed in jeopardy by virtue
of the fact that overproduction would
create large government surpluses
which would be a burden to the tax
payer." -, '. v
"Shaw said the Farm Bureau .would
favor . under . its present resolution
"the principle of price support at 90
per cent of parity on any farm com
modity provided . the farmer would
take the responsibility of keeping
the supply in line with demand." v
The farm leader emphasized, "out
of my years of experience in dealing
with the different commodities and
the price support system of the farm
program, I am fully convinced that
no program can endure without strict
adhereece to the adjustment princi
Shaw urged that each commodity
group assume the responsibility of
developing a program that could best
be adapted to its individual commodi
ty and fitted into the national farm
program on a sound basis. . -
Using tobacco and cotton as exam
ples of the successful adjustment and
price support program, he said, ".these
commodities have not cost the tax
payers one cent down through the
years.". A :,v; :;v
White Funeral Held
Miss Eliza White died at her home
in Winfall Monday night at 10:45
after an illness of two weeks.
Miss White was a native and life
long resident of WnfaU, daughter of
the - late JSdmond White ana . Mrs.
Esther Bailey White. r
She is survived by her twin sister,
Miss Annie White of Winfall.
Funeral services were conducted at
the Twiford Funeral Chapel, in Hert
ford, Wednesday afternoon at 8 o'clock
by the Rev. H. M. Jamieson, pastor
of the Epworth Methodist Church Of
which she was a member, assisted by
the Rev, E. B. EJwards f Edeirton
and the Rev. J. D. Crawford of Gra
. Burial was in Cedarwood Cemetery,
Dm Price Stand
Retail Sales At Old
Product Since 1 941
After a decade of alternating feast ,
and famine in many lines, retail trade.
as a whole, for the first time since
1941, now shows a relationship to
the nation's overall economic activity
comparable to that which prevailed
consistently before World War II.
Thi. ia indicated In a rnmnaTnann nf
U. S. Department of Commerce fig -
ures showing the relationship between and sharp turnabout For 1946,
the annual dollar volume of retail the total dollar volume of retail sales
store sales and gross national product was equal to 49 per cent of gross nat
from 1929 to date.. lonal Product for the year, a gain of
What these figures tend to confirm
is what, has been- hecomlnff armimmt
ruav uma ucun uctunnii8 apparent
for some time that the war-caused
prices and consumer decisions when
and whether to buy are of primary im
portance. In essence, therefore, bar
ring" unforeseen developments. ,v the
American economy has reverted to its
traditional competitive basis.'
Shifting Popular (Favor
There have, of course, been shifts
in popular favor as between one type
of consumer goods and another in the
period. This is particularly evident
in the durable goods group notably au-' sales and gross national product (in
tomobUes, . building materials, and .billions of dollars), and the relation
home furnishings, which have been 'ship between the two, from 1929
getting a larger share of the personal through 1951:
spending dollar in the last few years
than ever before to make up fori
World War II shortages. Most soft
goods, on the other hand, with a few
exceptions like food and children's
clothes, have been relatively laggard
for several years in contrast with their
spectacular sales gains during the
Department of Commerce figures
show that before World War H the
dollar volume of retail sales normally
averaged around 46 per cent of gross
national product annually. Through
out the period between 1929 and 1941,
there were only minor variations from
this proportion in certain years.
Then came Pearl Harbor, and its im
pact on people's spending habits and
Weds Winf red Smith
In a simple, but impressive cere
mony, Miss Teressa Mae Winslow,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H.
Winslow, of Route & Hertford and
Lewis Winfred Smith, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Smith of Route 2, Hert
ford, were united In marriage, in a
candlelight ceremony, at their new
nome in Bagley Swamp, Sunday, Aug.
17, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
The Rev, Coy S. Saunders pastor of
the Bagley Swamp Pilgrim Church,
The bride wore a street length dress
of navy blue net over taffeta with
navy and white accessories. Her cor
sage was of pink orchids. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lassiter were
the couple's only attendants.
After a short wedding trip the cou
ple, both of whom are graduate of
Perquimans High school, will be at
home in Bagley Swamp. ; 1
Fire At One-Stop 1
Last Friday P.M. ,
A bucket of gasoline, accidentally
ignited at the OneStop Service Sta
tion, last Friday afternoon, resulted
n a fire which did considerable dam
age to the rafters and ceiling of the
building. -. l. ' . , '.
The fire started, when the gasoline
was ignited while a motor of, a car
was being washed.; The burning gaso
ina reached the wooden wall of the
wash room and quickly spread to the
ceiling. , itiremen reached the scene
shortly after the blaze was discovered
and soon, had the blaze under con-
the availability of consumer goods,
As a result, despite a boom in soft
goods, tne total dollar volume of re-
tail sales fell to a ratio ranging be-
itween 33 and 36 per cent of gross
national product for the years 1942 to
Ihe FOSt-War renod
' .-Tne end of the war brought a sud-i
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' !L "rL'Jc
CMB l-W"' ww aowva w
For the next
ar h. l hit i ncn il.
tail Bales and gross national product
rose further and ran 50 per cent and
more annually. ,
In' 1951, however, the total dollar
volume -of retail. 'sales, though at a
new record high, fell to the equiva
lent of 46 per cent of gross national
product for the year, restoring the
pre-World War II ratio between the
'two for the first time in a decade,
The following table gives the trend
I of the total dollar volume of retail
U. S. Dept. of Commerce.
Dr. Allen Bonner
Named To Committee
Dr. Allan B. Bonner, Hertford den.
tist, has been named as Perquimans
County representative on the state
wide committee handling awards for
the John Motley Morehead Scholar
ships, it was announced from Chapel
Hill on Tuesday. ' ; v -,
Beginning ; with : the fall of 1953
Morehead Ungraduate Scholarships,
valued at $1,250 each for one year,
subject to renewal, will be awarded to
successful applicants nominated by
the county and district committees.
Heretofore the Morehead Scholar
ships have been available to graduate
Saturday will be the last day for
residents of fhe county to obtain a
listing on the Community Calendar,
being sponsored by the Hertford Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce, it was re
ported today by Henry C. Stokes, Jr.
Solicftors for the -Jaycee project
have about completed a canvass, of
the area, and will turn in their list
ings this week. Mr. Stokes stated
that any person, who may have been
missed by one of the solicitors may
participate by contacting him at the
Hertford Post Office.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Emory White an
ounce the birth of a son, born Tues-
iay morning.. Mrs. White is the for
mer Miss Nina B. White.
To Be Permanent
A Civil Service examination for the
positions of Substitute Clerk and Sub
stitute Carrier is now open for em
ployment at the Hertford. Post Office.
An order signed by the President au
thorizes the Post Office Department
to resume permanent appointments in
its field service. The registers estab
lished as a result of the announcement
now open will be used for both per
manent and onn-permanent appoint
ments. Applications for these posi
tions will be accepted by the Region
al Director, Fourth U. S. Civil Ser-
vice Region, Third and Jefferson
Drive, S. W., Washington, D. C, un
til further notice. Full information
and application blank may be obtained
from the Secretary of the Board of
U. S. Civil Service Examiners at the
Account For Most Of
Court Cases Tuesday
Fourteen Hearings Re
ported On Docket By
The Clerk Of Court
Traffic violations accounted for 13
of 14 cases listed on the docket in
the Perquimans Recorder's Court here
last Tuesday. The session was a short
one, with most of the defendants en
tering pleas of guilty to charges.
Gregory Philactos, William Divers,
Jr., and Henry Bernard, Jr., all charg
ed with speeding, entered pleas of
guilty and each paid a fine of $10 and
costs of court.
Charged with speeding in the town
of Hertford, Carroll Chappell, Maurice
'Saunders and Eurene Bovce. naid .the
of court, after entering nleas nf
- ., oa
'guilty to tne cnarges.
A verdict of not guilty was returned
in the case in which Annie Mae White,
Negro, was charged with assault with
a deadly weapon.
A warrant, charging Peter Potenza
with : paSsing a vehicle on a curve,
was returned for service when the de
fendant failed to appear to answer
James Wells, Negro, was taxed with
the costs of Court after pleading guil
ty to a charge of failing to observe
a stop sign.
Costs of court were assessed against
Lloyd Twine, Negro, who submitted
to a charge of passing a vehicle at
Robert Denton, charged with pass
ing a vehicle on a curve paid tne
osts of court after entering a plea of
Russell IBrunson, Jr., was taxed
with the court costs on a charge of
speeding. He entered a plea of guil-
Johnnie Platts, Negro, charged with
passing a car in lace of oncoming
traffic, submitted and paid the costs
Murray Nixon was taxed with the
cout costs after pleading guilty to
a charge of passing vehicles illegally.
Winslow Sacked For
State Senator J. Emmett Winslow,
owner of Hertford Hardware & Sup
ply Co., and the Winslow Oil Com
pany, and former Sheriff of the coun
ty, is being endorsed by Perquim
ans County friends for the post of
highway commissioner from the First
District, it was learned here this week.
Winslow says that if the post should
be offered him he will accept the ap
pointment. Support for the appointment of Mr.
Winslow to the position has mounted
locally, snce it was learned that some
activity has developed in other areas
of the district, toward the appoint
ment to be made sometime next year
by Governor-elect William B. Um-
Active in civic and community af
fairs practically all his life, Mr. Win-
slow served as Sheriff of the county
from 1932 to 1946 and was elected
State Senator for the First District
in 1946. He has served in this office
two terms and did not seek reelection
this year. He is a veteran of World
War I and a charter member of the
Hertford Rotary Club.
Last month he represented the First
District, as a delegate to the national
Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Local REA Officials
Attend State Meeting
Several officials of the Albemarle
Electric Membership Corporation left
here Tuesday afternoon for Morehead
City to attend a state meeting of
xucA officers and members.
1 Among those representing the local
REA were A. T. Lane, John Costen,
Chas. E. Johnson and Dana Mathews.
State Highway Post
In Attendance At
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Labor Efficiency Is Big:
Item Stressed In This
Plans at this year's Farm and Home
Week held August 18-21 at N. C.
State College, stressed the importance
of farm machinery and others means
of improving labor efficiency.
A glance at the program discloses
a variety of interesting features, but
mechanical production is a recurring
theme, beginning with the opening
topic of a discussion Tuesday morning,
August 19 on the general subject
of "Getting Higher Production From
Farm Labor." During the rest of the
week the program consisted of a poul
try tour, annual meeting of the N. C.
Federation of Home Demonstration
Clubs, insect ocntrol, chemical weed
control, changes in fertilizer practices
apd community development pro
grams. On Tuesday the Rural Church In
stitute presented a program featur
ing an address on "The Rural Church
and Community Life' by Wheeler Mc
Millen, editor-in-chief of Farm Jour
nal and Pathfinder. There was an
address by Governor W. Kerr Scott.
Gordon Gray, President of the Con
solidated University of North Caro
lina, was the featured speaker Thurs
There was group singing and ama
teur talent shows at each of the even
ing meetings, Monday through. Thurs
day, and there also was a recreation
and entertainment program each even
For women there were classes and
discussion groups each morning and
afternoon dealing with seweing, cook
ing, the family, cultural topics, and
how to stay young.
Those attending Farm and Home
Week rom this county were Mrs. Rob
ert Sutton, Mrs. Bob Spivey, Mrs.
John Hurdle, Mrs. M. T. Griffin and
Mrs. Warner Madre and I. C. Yagel.
They were accompanied to Raleigh
by Miss Kimsey Perry," Home Agent.
Lost Colony Season
To Close August 31
Paul Green's symphonic drama The
Lost Colony, now being shown for its
12th season at Waterside Theatre on
Roanoke Island, will present its final
performance for the year on Sunday
night, August 31. Until, that time
there will be performances every night
except Monday, August 25.
The drama this year has attracted
patrons from every state and many
foreign countries. The drama has also
attracted several hundreds of North
Carolina history students who were
given complimentary passes to the
More than 1,500 4-H Club members
have attended the show this year.
They came from counties throughout
Many of the persons seeing the
how season had witnessed perform
ances previous years. One new scene,
an Indian attack on Fort Raleigh, has
added much to the second act and won
the acclaim of all who have seen it.
During this exciting scene, through
clever work of technicians, the fort in
which the colonists have taken re
fuge is set a fire. The scene is also
a turning point im the drama's love
interest, as Eleanor Dare's husband
Captain Ananias Dare is slain by the
Indians and from' there on out her
widow and John Borden lead the group
of colonists until tkey march away
into the wilderness at the drama's
By the end of the current season
more than 600,000 persons will have
seen The Lost Colony. The drama's
premiere was on July 4, 1937. It
was not shown during four war years.
It is now the world's longest-lived
outdoor drama and it tells the story
in pantonine, danea, song and the
spoken word of Sir Walter Raleigh's
ill-fated attempts te establish a col
ony in the New World that became
America, and of as unsolved history
To Preach Here Sunday
Dr. William A. Mueller. Professor
of Religion at the Southern Baptist
Seminary, LouisviHe, Ky., will preach
at tne Hertford Baptist Church next
Sunday, August 24, it was announced
here today. :(; s ft
Dr. Mueller will be the guest minis
ter in the absence of the Rev. Charles
W, Duling, who is on vacation. , r
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge No.
106 A. F. 4 A. M, will meet Tuesday
night at 8 P. M. All members and
visiting Masons are urged to attend. 4