'' ''' ,;,V''; r -r Ill: W V ( jno XIXlii umber U: - v HertfordTerquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 3, 19527 5 Cents Per Copy AT M IT LsEig First;; Ccnfcrcr.soCcntest To Abife QjVcn Perquimans - Beaufort To Play Tonight On Beaufort Field The Perquimans Indians lost their f inrt football game of the season last Friday nisrht when Ahoskie won a 83-12 decision In an Albemarle Con ference contest. The same was play ed at Ahoskie. Ahoskie, defending Class A chain- pions, opened the game fast, scoring ! two touchdowns, on long drives. Pierce and Newsome scored for ft home -team. The experience-ef the Ahoskie eleven proved too much for Coach El- lie Fearing's charges, despite the de termined efforts of the Perquimans boys, Perquimans staged a rally in the 'third period, scoring two touchdowns, to bring the score to 13-12 in favor . of Ahoskie. ' Howard Williams and M Paul Mathews sparked the offensive for the Indians. ; . v - -' Ahoskie's superior strength again showed Itself, following the TD's by Perquifans. Wood, Dunn and New- 'Tm: ..rjZUZ'Z?. E VirUuce too yields of com fc Perquimans in the final o te.give.Ahoskie' commanding lead. Pete Mathews and Daryl Allen were best on. line play for Perquimans. . j The more experienced Ahoskie team showed plenty of power on the offen sive, gaining ground each time it came into possession of the ball. The loss was the first for Perquim ans, which won victories on the first two costests of the season. On ' Friday night the Indians will travel to Beaufort for a game with the Beaufort team. Coach Fearing stated today bis players are in fair condition for the gajme 'tonight and -the pre-game dope - is this -contest should, he a good one as both teams are about evenly matched. JlliS VMS A record budget for North' Carolina is foreseen for the hiennium 1943-55, following the close of bearings con ducted by the budget? commission. State spending of almost $750 million is proposed by the various agencies of the state. The Advisory Budget Commission vis expected to , cut this figure prior to the meeting of the General Assembly, but even with these cuts the budget is expected to ex ceed any previous spending by the . state. . . . Developments in the presidential campaign during the week centered around financial statements. Gov ernor Stevenson gave a. 10-year sum mary of his income tax payments and it ii expected General Eisenhower will also make a statement concern ing his financial status. ' Meanwhile, both candidates are continuing a hard hitting drive for votes on election day, . November . President Truman opened bis whistle-stop tour Sunday, in behalf of Mr. Stevenson: and is now speak ing in the West. Reports state huge crowds are turning out to see the President and hear him lamblaat .the Republicans. The President's tour will take him to the west, coast and back for a number ' of speeches In New England. , Predictions that business should be good for many months to com were forthcoming from Atlantic City this week where the American Bankers Association is howing its 7Sth an nual convention. Rctarians Plan ' Ladies' Nbt Party ' Members of the Hertford Rotary Club, at their meeting Tuesday night voted to etttertain theiri wives at a ladies' might 'party, ; and,. President Charles Henc, named Jack Kajjoy, Dr. C IA. Daveriport and R. S. Monds to a committee to make arrangements for ths party. ;,'.- ; A committee composed of S Max Campbell, V. N. , Darden, Henry , C. Eullivan was also hamed to' recom mend to the club a candidate for the I" of District Governor, for . c strict - ' ' '. V Ccunty licrJ To Licit Next Uorlzy ilcrnir-j Ti-e regular Ootcter .meerjr of e - . i mf Count v uommtefJi oners win i -t r- in Te Cr Hcrsrard Rite3 Held Sunday Afternoon Funeral services for ' Mrs. Pattie Griffin Hoggard, 66, wife of Dr. W. A. Hoggard of the Wood villa Com munity, who died suddenly last Fri day morning at her home of a heart attack, were conducted Sunday af ternoon at 3 o'clock at the grave in Hollywood Cemetery, Elisabeth City, by the Rev. G. M. Slngletary. pastor of the Corinth Baptist Church, and we Rev. D. B. Cruise, pastor of the Peo ple's llethodist Church. .. . Mrs. Hoeeard was a lifelong re si- dent of , Perquimans County, the daughter of Thomas and Maple White Griffin. ' v Surviving besides her husband are two sons 4r. W. A. Hoggard, Jr., of Elizabeth City, and James r. Hoggard of Woodville; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Wifley and Miss Theresa Griffin, bfcth of Woodville; two brothers, M. RJ and C. B. Griffin of Woodville and two. grandchildren. v ; f. ' J - ' Mcrp fcr l!i Ruritan Contest On Corn Production It takes friendly 1 rivalry to pro- - J.WtS'Sft ZJZJ'iZ a corn production contest oerween the SParkville and Durante Neck Ruri tan Clubs in (Perquimans County. Last year as a result of a corn con test carried on just among tJie mem bers of the Durante Neck Ruritan Club, Ben Chambers came up with a yield of 160 bu.; on one acre. And incidentally this yield won for him the district championship award of a 9100 war bond which he turned over tohisclub. -: ' y As a result of this the Parkville Ruritan Club chaUenged the Durants Neck Chib to a corn contest. " The losing club to entertain ithe winning club with a fish fry and the member producing the highest yield to receive a cash prize of 150.00. The war wasl pnl The yields were, to be determined bv estimates determined by a com- mjtW- made up of members, pt both acanmd ns -repreesmssive- irmn- me County lAgeMt's officer Even though J rthis year iwas dry and .nor the best for corn production several yields of 100 bu. and over were sroducel.1 'ine high man in the Durants Neck Club Jr. m.i.j'. ip . was tfelvin usure mm a yieio 01 124.69 bu. tThe high man in Park ville Club was J1. C. Morgan with a yield of 126.51 bu. Three estimates were ' run on each before the winner was determined. IBoth men used Dixie 17 Hybrid corn. Mr. Morgan used .200 pounds of 8-8-8 at planting, and side dressed with 600 pounds of Nitrate of Soda. Mr. Euro used 1400 pounds of, 3-9-9 at planting, and side dressed with 200 pounds of Soda and 400 Nitrogen lime. . t ' This corn contest created fun and interest among the members of both clubs as well as boosting corn produc tion in the county. , Seminar Held At Cedar Grove ' Church The Perquimans-Chowan Seminar and Sub-district meeting of the Wo man's Society of Christian Service was held September 24 at Cedar Grove Church' with 97 n attendance. Mrs.! F: Si Love, district secretary of Mis sionary Education and Service, con ducted the seminar 'during the morn ing session, with other district and conference officers taking part on the program. ' These v officers were: Mri Jerome of Elizabeth City, Mrs. George Jackson ' of Hertford.'1 Mrs. Robert Mitchell of Columbia, and Mrs. Gilliam ef Windsor. Three life mem-: berships were iDresented o the fol lowing: IMesdames C. T. Skinner and W, H. (Pitt of Hertford-WJSXJjS. and Mrs. Anderson Layden. of Anderson WjSjC.S. ... IMra. Earl HoHowell, president the Cedar Grove IWJSJS. jbwited all : those present to a bounitiful lunch. seron the church lawn by the?8 project, stated posters wM be', women of Cedar Grove IChurch. After the lunch hour a lovely de votional -was given by .Mrs. M. P. Which&rd,? president of the Evans- Center (Hill WjS.CJS. The Sub-district business session with Mrs. u. iU (Har ris presiding. After mdisoellaneouB business matters were taken up Ithe meeting- was closed with alt singing together. "Blest 'Be Ithe Tie That Binds." AH 10 societies in the ub district were represented. Chs3 Officers Named At Pcrquin:ar3 High Cdcer for the Senior and Junior Class i at ' Pewuimans High School were elected at meetings held last xi. V. II ' Zmr no the Senior class is Fred L-ews, president; Nan E3a t" r ; I'arilyn Baker, r , I treasurer. Ju f -e John Mor- r- - -nu . Towe, we "U. w -riary, and r.iun:c!pd Ou:!!ng Qfficidy Oil Here Lsst Lloy Project Praised By Vis itors During Open House Event Hertford's new municipal -building was officially opened last Monday and Tuesday nights when open house was observed and a large number of citi zens turned out to inspect the new building. ." ' " I Mayor V. N. Darden and Com- j missioners ,W. H. Hardcastte, Henry C. Sullivan, Ray White and Robert L. Holloweiil and Iformer Commission ers 'B. C Berry and M. ff. Gregory acted as hosts at the event and show ed the visitors around the building. All the visitors expressed praise for the arrangement and beauty of the building, which contains three large office spaces, and a central heating room. The walls of the offices are of cypress paneling which adds distinctive beauty to the interior. The floors are covered with asphalt tile. - On entering the building one comes to a large lobby, off of which are offices for the police department, the town clerk and town board. Large closet space is also provided in each of the three rooms, and a disappear ing stairway leads into the attic, fin ished off to provide storage space for old records. ' Long planned, the municipal build ing is now a reality. A start toward the building was made about 10 years ago when the town purchased the Bar row property, site of the building. About a year ago the town held an election to determine a bond issue for the construction of a much larger building and when this boad issue pro- DOaal wan vnlmi Arsam IMhto hmn Iknnwl proceeded to draw. plans for the con-! struction of the present building. Cost of the building is estimated at about $25,000, which in the opinion of many, is a reasonable figure. Actual cost, is to be .announced upon, con clusion of the audit of the town books sometime in the near future. Members "of the Town Board -mil thorized Mayor Darden and Conoiis sioner HoHoweU to serve as a com mittee on the project, and under the supervision of these two officials a lfw?B4 was effected on the con wruction cost I All business of the town is now be ing Carried on at the new building; ana anaiviauais who aid not visit the building during open house are in yited to inspect the structure. Registration Books To Open Next Week Registration books for the general election, , November 4, will open in Perquimans County next week, it was announced today by D. F. Reed. Jr., chairman of the Perquimans Board of Election. Registrars will set at the various polling places in the county each Saturday, between October 11 and 25 for purpose of registering voters. . In connection with the announce ment of the opening of" the registra tion books, members of the Hertford Jaycees. are asking: "Are you regis tered?" It's all a Part of their "voter registration drive" to increase the vote turn out this year. ; George Fields, Jaycee president, said figures compiled by the Ameri can Heritage Foundation show only 44 per cent of the nation's eligible voters" went to the polls in 1950. "We believe one of the paramount reasons for the -scant turn out each year is that people forget to register," he said.:!-5:;,;-v -V ;ir' ' In connection with , their drive to increase . registration and voting In the coming election, J. Emory White, srM'Mrsr placed urging the people to partici pate in the election. (Buttons, labeled: "Kye voted -have you'' will be pass ed out on election day to individuals leaving the polls. These buttons will be worn to remind others who have not voted to cast their ballot before the day is over. , ' Befea Church Plan . Hoiaeccmins Sunday .Homecoming day will be observed, at the-. Berea Church of Christ on Sunday. October 5. it was announced today.' Services will begin wfth Bible School, 'and the Rev -Walkef Perry will reach at 11 A M. Dinner will be served on the grounds between the morning and afternoon service which will feature a, song service wrth a sermon to be delivered by Anthony Tl"9deaux. Evening worship win be at 7:30, c '-r'-Ji by Mr. Perr)r. -Th public ia , v.ts.i to attend. Wliite Cciio Drive Cy Local Lions Club PladttextVcok Annual Event Benefit Of Blind; Part Of Nat ional Campaign Th Lions Club of Hertford and Its Auxiliary will join the other 300 .lions Clubs of the state next week in the annual White Cane Drive, which will open October 6 and close on October 11, it was announced to day by E. C. Woodard, chairman f the Lions Club committee in charze of $he drive. Mr. Woodard will be assisted in di recting the drive by Mrs. Irene By rum, representing the Lioness Club. The quota for Perquimans County in this campaign is $100, according to Mr. Woodard. Once each year every citizen of ' North Carolina si given the opportuni ty to iorin fhfis Aaanoininn hol.n the ! j ii i i. -i j I u.iiiu ttiiu vAyivos uiiajiKs w ltqu lor his own good fortune of seeing. The White Cane Drive and Membership Enrollment Campaign of the North Carolina State Association is a State wide project of .North Carolina Lions. The White Cane walking stick with a red tip is used by the bjind in .travel ing on busy streets and highways. The Blind and Only the Blind' may, by law, use such a cane. There is also i a White Cane Law in North Carolina .which is mandatory and compels a motorist to stop at intersections and street crossings when a blind person extends such a white can and sig nals that he wishes to cross the street. Because the white can is used ex clusively by our blind citizens, the fund raising drive of the Association is termed "The White Cane Drive." F. A. McGoojfan. Dresiaent of the local Uon 8fcated one third of all funds raised here will be spent for the blind in this community, the other two thirds will be sent to the Association for its State-wide work with the blind. The Association tries to meet the unmet needs of the blind in the State. Th4Assocition believesrin " helping the ' blind to help themselves. The Lions wiM give you an opportunity to join the North Carolina State -Association this week. You may buy a share of Happiness for the bMnd and gain a share of Happiness for your- seu. Recorder's Docket Listed Nine Cases Business was brief in Perquimans County Recorder's Court last Tuesday.- Nine eases were listed on the docket, and ail defendants had sub mitted to charges. Attending the court session were only the court' of- ncians, irwo reporters and one spec tator, Costs of court were taxed against Alvah Twine who entered a plea of guilty to driving a vehicle with im proper muffler. , HA Uillups. Negro was fined 825 and costs after pleading guilty to a cnarge or driving without a license. James Brown, Negro, paid a fine of $3 and costs on a charge of using an improper muffler on a motor ve- nicle. ;; a'-,;,),!".:.-; . :,.f . -, Costs of court were taxed against Oscar Hill on a charge of driving an overloaded truck. Maxwell fBraverman was assessed the costs of court on a charge of speeding. Mathews Bailey and John- Collins, Negroes, were fined $2 and costs of court on pleas of being drunk on the streets of Hertford. Dillard Kiddick was fined 10 and costs arter pleading guilty to a charge or Demy drunk on the streets of tteruord. mrarton Kussell paid the costs rf wii improper light. State Officers Move To New Location , M , Office space has been nmvided for State Highway Patrolman B. R. jnseoe and License Examiner -Pat Keegan in the office of the police de partment in- Hertford's new municipal buildings it was announced todav: - . Individuals desiring to contact the patrolman may call the police de partment office, and Mr. Keegan wKH be located in the office each Wed nesday for-the .purpose of receiving aiiipuwuons. xor driver's licenses. OFFICE TO. ICLOSE The local Farmers Home Adminis tration office will be closed aH,day Wednesday, October 8. Personnel of the office wil be attending a Train ing , Conference In Plymouth on that day., The orr.ee win be open for busi ness as usual on October 9. Local Fire Oepatment And Jaycees Plan Fire Prevention Program Oct 5-11 BPW Club Planning Tour Of Virginia s The Business and Professional .Wo man's Chib of Perquimans County is planning to sponsor a tour of the Skyline . Drive, Natural Bridge and Caverns of Virginia, It was announced here today. Anyone interested in making this trip, which will be by bus, should con tact Mrs. Sally Lane or Mrs. Anne Nowell. A definite date for the trip, as yet has not been set but arrangements are being made and persons desiring to be included on the trip are asked to make reservations early. Membership Drive For Farm Bureau Now In Progress The big barbecue dinner which will climax the current Perquimans County Farm Bureau membership campaign will be well attended, as the member ships are coming in at a good rate, as shown by reports from solicitors, at a meeting Monday night at the Agri culture Building. Nathan Spivey of New Hope had sold the largest number of mem berships so far, when reports were made to President Elwood White, and his township was ahead with a total of 39 of the total 97 memberships re corded. Second highest in membership sales so far is E. Q. White of Belvidere with 19. ' Every township has reported some memberships, and leaders of the unit feel that the quota of 300 will be met, and exceeded when more farmers can be contacted. Due to the de mands on the time of solicitors at heme durinsr the peanut digging sea son, it. hasn't been possible for them to set around to . making calls on everyone yet. ":' President White urges those who haven't been solicited to get in touch with their nearest township mem bership committeeman and repeats the list of these as follows: Josh Button, New Hope; Claude Williams, Park viMe: Hilton Dail, Sr., Hertford: Her bert iWilliams. Belvidere, and Colon Jackson. Bethel. Free tickets to the hie barbecue dinner eood for every member of a family taking a membership are be ing mven when memberships are sold. Date for the barbecue is Octo ber 17. Weather Aids In Typical "Indian Summer" weather prevailed throughout this area during tha past week and enabled farmers to make much headway in harvest ing crops. Peanut digging has been underway some itSme and reports from a number of farmers indicate the nroduction will be from fair to good, There has been reports Of some rot ten peanuts, which is expected to cut in on the overall production but the present outlook for the crop in Per quimans is better than the past sea son or two. : There is still a lot of cotton to be picked and the crop is reported better im this section than in the Piedmont area of the state. ILarge amounts of cotton have been reported received at local trins and the duality is good. , Generally the condition of the soy bean cron is reported from fair to good on the state average. Late summer weather has been favorable to this cron and nods are reported now rapidly filling out and approacning maturity. . ' Corn production is turning out set ter than expected several weeks ago, and all in all the prospects are bngm for the harvest season in this coun ty. Club Conducting Poster Contest The Hertford lioness Club as spon soring a poster contest in connec tion with the White Cane Drive, spon sored by the local lions and1 lioness Club, it was announced today by Mm. .Dnrrtfcnv -Baas. . The contest is open -to all school children of the county, and winners will be announced by the judges. lAf . ter' the posters have been Judged they wiM be displayed in the windows of Darden's store, it was reported bv Mrs.' Bass. Entries in the contest will be handled through the teachers at the Harvesting Of Crops various schools. ' 1 " , Contests And Drills To Feature Annual Local Observance Members of the Hertford Fire De partment and the Junior Chamber of Commerce will, join together next week to present a program on Fire Prevention Week, which will be ob served October 5 through 11. The Jaycees are going to select one girl from the student body of Per quimans High School to be "Miss Fire Prevention Week of 1952." iFour cash prizes will be awarded for the best fire prevention posters drawn by local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Two prizes will be awarded in each group. Posters entered in the con test will be displayed and judged on Saturday, October 11, prior to the parade planned by the cooperating sponsors. Fire prevention posters will be placed in all schools and business houses, by members of the Fire De partment and the Jaycees. The Boy Scouts of Hertford will distribute home fire prevention inspection blanks and the public is urged to use these blanks in checking fire hazards in the homes. Fire drills at all schools in the County will be conducted during the week by members of the local Fire Department. During these drills. members of the fire department will give demonstrations on the use of the fire department, and methods of fight ing fire. The plane for the program call for a parade to climax the observance of Fire Prevention Week. The narade will form at the Hertford Grammar School, Saturday afternoon, October 11, and will proceed through the busi ness area back to the school ground. The parade will start at 2 P. M., with members of the fire department, Jay cees and the Boy and Girl Scouts participating. Meanwhile, the Fire Department and Jaycees urge the public to take all precaution to make every week fire prevention week. This is especial ly true of these days when stoves and other heating units are being start-' ed for purposes of home, heating. Plans Announced For Homecoming Day At Perquimans High Plans are being made for the Per quimans High School Monogram Club's annual homecoming day, to be held Friday, October 17. The first event of the program will be a lunch time parade. It will feature floats from various clubs and organiaztions. Prizes will he iriven by the Monoerram Club for the best organization float, the best individual float and the best decorated bicycle. Hertford business firms are invited to enter floats in the parade and any firm desiring to do so is asked to contact Pete Mathews, president of the club. Another feature of the program will be the football game on Friday right between the Perquimans Indians and the Wi'Uiamston Green Wave. During the half time of this game the Monogram Queen for 1953 will be crowned. Selection of the Monogram Queen is now in progrss and the list of candidates was announced last week. Tax Case Continued In Federal Court Four tax cases, including that of Dr. T. P. Brinn, scheduled for hear ing in Federal Court at Elizabeth City this week, were continued at the re quest of the Federal Solicitor, it was announced from Elizabeth City on Tuesday. It was reported here the Govern ment asked for the continuance be cause its witnesses were not available for the hearing this week. Board of Education Meets Monday Night The Perquimans Board of Education will hold a regular quarterly meeting in the office of the Superintendent of Public Schools, next Monday night at 7:30. n was announced today by J. T. Biggers, superintendent. f : A number of important matters are expected to be handled during this meeting, aid individuals desiring to appear before the board are asked to note ithe time of meeting. i MASONS TO MEET i The Perquimans Masonic Lodge, No. 106, A. F. & A. M., will meet Tuesday night At eight o'clock at the lodge - hall.' Members an) urged to attend and visiting Masons are wel come.' -i , -, - .