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HcrUc:J,K rquimans County, North" Carolina, Friday, October 1Q, 1952"
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Resume, Of Court Case
. Given At Meeting
' On Monday Night ,
A resume of the smt, pending in
. ; Federal Court against lie .Ptesquto
'. ana .County fioard of Education,., was
given members of that Aboard at a
meeting held Monday sight in 'the
office of ' the Superintendent oi
Schools. , John ' Hall, attorney'. , gave
the report. .1' .,
Mr. Hall stated it was his ixSiei
that the case will come to trial early
. 'in .1953. He also announced that
y .William B. Umstead, who was co
, operating with him in the case had
.-withdrawn front the case. Follow
ing',' this - annonncemeift the ; Board
voted to employ Silas M. Whedbee,
county attorney, to assist Mr. Hail.
Ev C. Woodard, principal at Per
' quimans High School, gave the Board
4 a report on the operation of the
E' hool lunch, room and discussed com
plaints which had been registered re-
garding the operation. iMr. Woodard
. reported ort the . types of meals' servi
ced in' the lunchroom, cost of each
meal and stated during the first
month of school the operation lost
money? He pointed out- since the
lunchroom is operated in cooperation
- with the federal government lunchr
room program, the rates of this pro
gram .must be followed in order that
the school will receive' aid given un-
; ider the -prgram.'r.P.,,
A lunchjoom committee composed
". of Mrs. T, P. rtnn. " Mrs. i A. R.
" Cook,,and J. T. Biggers was named by
, J. Edgar Morris, chairman of the
- boad, to investigate and recommend
. improvements for, the situation; aimed
at correcting complaints received on
- the operation. These complaints are
. ... varied, but centered mostly around
. . t meals.erved in the lunchroom.
' , Mr,' Morris " named "Delwin Cure,
:.'v' Clarence phappel and Mr. Biggers as
-a committee t meet with J. I Bat-
ton and Raymond Ruson,',cntraotor
" ' and architect for the vocational build
ing -at the high school,- ti arrive at
arrangements for correcting defects
in the construction of tin building.
, The building lealu during rainstorms
a t and ibis i eapsiagi. some idajuge to
; ythe structujBf VThd Board Ir seeking
correction f these -defects, i 1 i,
May or Urges Public !
To Observe Week
In a proclamation, issued Monday,
Mayor V. N. Darden called upon the
residents of Hertford to observe Eire
, Prevention Week, which started Mon-"
day and will come to a cloee on Sat
Mayor Darden urged the public to
join with the Hertford Firs Depart-
merit air keeping the town safe from
fires. ' Pointing., out son of the
causes of fire as smoking and match.
es, misuse f of . electricity, defective
heating equipment, careless handling
of flammable ! liquids and .'defective
chimneys and 'flwa, he cautioned in-
, dividuals to keep careful Check on
such sources of fires, and others,
which may be found in pamphlets
distributed (his week ' by loqal .Boy
Scouts. ' V'Wffi :-, - !,f
Hertford's observance of Pre
. vention Week; will , come to a close
on Saturday with a parade by the
fire department, Boy Scouts and carl
Scouts. During the week the fire de-
'. partment has conducted a number-of
inspections of -public buildings and
held fire drills at the" schools 'In the
Interest Grows In u
Perquimans County farmers ' are
. showing an increased Interest In beef
"cattle, it was reported by I. C. Yagel,
Oounty Agent R., S. Chappetl of
. Koute 1, Hertford recently, purchased
two hereford hewers and JZt El-
Unit ivf am addreaa tniivftased
c; u"an and Kay Kowell, Thorn)
t-i Ddward Ci-appeu, t:y Klott ana
Clarence Chappell, all 4-H members
' haire purchased steers to feed out as
, ill Baby Beef Projects, Tim' Brinn
'of Hertford and. Robert Karrell of
Eoute 1, lHert!jrd,'lhave also pur-
chased eight art jus cows and a bull.
Tfcree of the' cows ; and the bull are
ftwabrtd. ' , , - . '
Along with this interest in beef
tie1 is interest in permanent pas
"1. These 1 farmers along ' with
y c.!.cri are busy seeding addi
1 scm of lad'o clover, fescue
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Hertford's new municipal building, shown here, was officially opened last week; a large number of
residents inspected the building during open house held on Monday and Tuesday nights. The project
was supervised by Mayor V. N. Darden, Commissioner R. L. HollowelL Construction was supervised by
Tom Swain.; Contractors for the building including Mr. Swain were !W 'S Lonff, IW. iH. Laiio And eon,
Dan WUKama and Hooper Tile Co. Landscaping was done by town employees supervised by IP .T. Britt.
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Twenty Cases On
At Tuesday Session.
Heavy Fine Is Ordered
Paid Iri Hit And
A docket consisting of 20 cases of
a varied nature, was disposed of at
luegaay s session 01 renjuuiniMiB ne
corder's Court." ::, : , .
' Fines of 25 and costs were levied
afralmrt 3cniadi hOflWe and Joyce Al
ston, both ;of, whont enlfcre pleas of
guiltyvto charges or apewnng. -v.mar-land
Poole, and William Willison, also
charged with speeding, entered pleas
of guilty and paid fines of $10 and
costs., - v , ,
Hayward Evans, Zeb Thompson, Ed
Barnes and Louis Bryant, all charg
ed with driving trucks which were
overloaded, entered pleas of guilty
and paid the court costs. -
Charles Patrick submitted to a
charge of driving drunk He was
fined 100 and costs of court. , 1 j
Prayer for judgment was continued
in the cases of John Boyce, John
Chappell ; and J William Chappell,
each of whom was found guilty on
charges of reckless driving. They
were taxed with ,the court costs.
James Brooks submitted to a charge
of driving without a license and paid
a fine of $25 and costs of court.
The bond of Walter KSght was or
dered forfeited when he failed t ap
pear ' to answer charges of driving
with with an improper muffler.
Archie Ferebee, Negro, was taxed
with the costs Of court on a charge
of failing to observe a stop sign.
Joseph Armstrong, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of speeding. .
Charles Hewitt, charged with driv
ing without a license, submitted and
paid a fine of $25 and costs. .
."Henry Bolden, Negro, was found
Wltv on a, charge of hit and run; He
was .sentenced to' the roads for 12
months, sentenos to be suspended
upon payment of a fine of $500.'
A fine of .$26 and' costs of court
wa - taxed against Clauds Boone.
Negro, who was found guilty on a
charge of larceny. ' .
Mark Downing, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court after plead
ing guilty-'to a charge of false pre
In County Rivers
H. A. Rnhrtim. Coiirtfrr Game Pro.
tector, announced today that 4,000
bluegills were recently placed in resr
rrulimfinai Cfountv rivers, as Dart of
the program conducted by the Wild
life Resources Conrnission to restock
river with fish.
Ladies' Night Party;
' Members of the Hertford Rotary
CluVjd entertain their wives af a
ladies n'-ht program next, Tuesday
at 6:"0 p. M., at the lunchroom at
the Hertford Ciammar School. Plans
for the py. rre announced at a
meeting of t- club held last Tues
day night . - . . . .
' 's,- - .jvzi&nr"?Y" ' jr
Candidates for major offices in the
general election November 4 are step
ping up the tempo in their campaign.
With the election 1 little more than
three weeks away the Democrats and
GOP will now battle fiercely for
votes. Predictions on the outcome
of the election, insofar as the Presi
dency is concerned, vary. Many com
mentators say the race Is close and'
the outcome doubtful. Polls indicate
General Eisenhower is more popular
than Governor Stevenson and state
this s due tO.h fact that Ike it
better known. -
While peace talks in Korea drag on
the Reds have stepped up fighting on
the battle fronts. The Communists
have built up their forces in both
men and material while stalling over
peace terms. UN forces are fighting
a holding action on the ground and
increased air assaults on the Reds.
(New York Yankees won the-baseball
World Series, defeating Brook
lyn four games to three. The final
game played Tuesday was won by the
Yankees 4-2." It was -.. the fourth
straight world championship for the
Yankees and the sixth time Brooklyn
had tried to capture the flag but
Despite a sharp break in cotton
prices on Wednesday, State Farm
leaders forged cotton producers to
hold their cotton for better prices.
At Lifting Monday
. Two changes were effected in the
officers for Perquimans County at a
meeting of the Board of Commission
ers on-last Monday, v .
"Acting 'en, a number of applicants
to fill the vacancy in the office of
County Accountant, left vacant at the
death of W. Fv C. Edwards, the Board
appointed Max R. Campbell to this
position. Campbell has served as
County Treasurer for the past five
years, sol he resigned this post to
accept the -anointment as County Ac
countant. , ,
RusseU'C Bdker of Belvidere, was
ttamf i,!.,.." Commtssioners ,to fill
ther,um vterm of Campbell as
Coittnr ' ' xiurer. . Mr. Baker is; s
well i t ; 1 Voung man and is' em
ploy U u.d? Towe'Oil Company,
. E vpoiutmenta made by the
Bos ..onday were retroactive to
October 1. J . . . 1 t
The Board took no action on a res
ignation tendered by C.1C.. Banks as
clerk -nf the Recorder's Court Mr.
Banks in his resignation, asked fhat
it become effective- as soon at an
audit was convenient . : . .
Banks. expressed appreciation of
the cooperation tendered him VhMe
he held this "office for;, nearly two
years; However, the Board request-
ed him to continue to serve as thel
recorder , court clerk pending con
sideration of Us' res&naUoa. : j I
Indians Show Fine
Form In Victory
Plymouth Eleven Play
v , Indians Here Fn-:
's Coach Ellie Fearing's Perquimans
Indians displayed excellent forni in
winning their third football victory of
the season last Friday night at the
expense of the Beaufort High School
lienfv?1ie fittal;;flprg',vi8 Per
quimans 27, aeauiort 7. A x
Paced , by Howard Williams, hard
hifting fullback of the Indians, the
Perquimans team were in complete
control of the contest at all times.
Perquimans racked up a total of 255
yards from rushing while Beaufort
netted only 140 yards.
Williams scored three of the four
touchdowns made by : Perquimans.
Johnny Morris counted for the fourth
TD in the last quarter, going over
the goal on a quarterback sneak:
Beaufort's only score of the game
came during the first quarter, cov
ering 60 yards in two plays. 'piand
racked up 26 yards on a run "and
Eudy then covered 34 yards to score.
Offensively, . the Indians topped
Beaufort,''- accounting for 18 . first
downs while Beaufort had only seven.
Beaufort had a nice offense but-was
unable to overcome the stronger de
fense of the Perquimans , eleven. Pete
Mathews, Cliff Towe and Dary Al
len played well as linesmen for the
Indians. ::. .'.- .
The Indiana play Plymouth of Me
morial Field in Hertford on Friday
night in the first of three straight
home games. Fans are expected to
have the opportunity of witnessing
another, fine game in this contest
Plymouth is a member of the Albe
marle Conference and has a good rec
ord thus far this season. '
At State Meeting
The following members of the staff
of - the District Health Department
left Wednesday, to attend the North
Carolina Public Health ' Association
meeting in AsheviUe, which will be
held' on October ,,10 and 11: Dr.
B. B. McGuire, Miss Mamie Twiford,
Mrs. Marion fipruill, K. J. Eyen, Don
ald G. Brown, Ed Cavenaugh. toss
Audrey Umphlett, Mrs. Evelyn Hack
el, Mrs. Kate Zimmerman and Mrs.
Duke Cropsey, secretary of the local
Tuberculosis Association. '
Fire Prevention ,
Queen Is Chosen, .
Miss Mary Lee Miller, 15-year-old
Perquimans High School student was
chosen as . Fire Prevention Week
Queen, from a list of 11 girls enter
ed in a contest conducted hy the Hert
ford Junior Chamber of Commerce,
In' connection with their fire pre
vention week program! . ' !
Miss, Miller way crowned .as Queen
at a 'progranji held at the school Mon
day morning:. She will participate in
the paradd on Saturday afternoon and
will be awarded, prises winner of
thesvsnt .'v' -?;.
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Over Beaufort High
Local 4-H Member
Wins Craven Award
. 4-H'er Clarence Chappell, Jr., of
Belvidere carried a junior yearling
Guernsey heifer to the Annual Craven
County Junior Dairy Cattle Show held
in New Bern on October 1 and 2. Be
cause he'was the Only exhibitor north
of Albemarle Sound, special permis
sion was asked for, and granted, to
enter the show.
This was the first time that Clar
ence had ever shown a dairy animal,
although he is an old hand at show
ing other classes of livestock.
Clarence took first honors in show
manship, and fitting in the Guernsey
breed, first in showmanship over all
breeds, first in herdsmanship, and sec
ond in fitting over all breeds. He
was awarded 'a blue ribbon in the
junior yearling dass.
Farm Bureau Drive
For Members Past
Half way Mark
With one week left to go, the 1
membership campaign of the Per-
iiuiuiuiis iuuiity rami uuicau is in
full swing, with Solicitor Jake White
reporting the" highest number of
memberships sold last week, and Col
on Jackson being second highest re
porting, President El wood White stat
ed today. .
At a irieeting in the Agriculture
Building Monday, reports showed a
total of 165 memberships sold. This
leaves still a large number to be re
ceived before October 17, the closing
date of the campaign,' to meet the
quota of 300 set for Perquimans
County. - ' ,
The big barbecue dinner which.wil
mark the closing of the campaign,
and for which free tickets are be
ing given to aW members, will feature
an address by Alonza C. Edwards of
Hookerton, past president of the
North Carolina Farm Bureau, Mr.
MffMiofci. a WWi
dinner will he the election of officers
for tne coming year. This time was
set for, the election so that all mem
bers might have full opportunity to
have a voice in the election. ,
Solicitors who have not reported
are urged to do so next Monday at
the regular weekly campaign meet
ing of officers and; solicitors at the
Agriculture Building. Farmers who
hav not been solicited, or who have
not yet acted to taking Farm Bureau
membership are urged to join. Free
tickets to the barbecue dinner, good
for every member of the family, are
given to every purchaser of a mem
bership, s The barbecue will be held
on the high school athletic field, at
4:30 on October 17.
Admitted By Youth
' .-An attempt to rob the W. M. Divers
& Son Jewelry Store was made Mon
day night, according to a statement
given Sheriff M. G. Owens by John
ny Myers and a companion, Harry
Davidson; who previously escaped
from i i Currituck prison farm.
The panj were apprehended at 2:30
A. M., Tuesday morning by tile Eliza
beth City police, and admitted to
these autiiorities a number of crimes
since escaping from the prison farm.
Sheriff Owens went to Elizabeth
City Tuesday morning and questioned
Myers about the attempted robbery
here. Sheriff Owens reported Myers
admitted attempting 'to break into
the store for the purpose of robbing
Warrants charged the, two youths
with the crime have beSn issued, and
Sheriff Owens stated that the prison
ers will be handed into his custody to
face trial, in Perquimans Court
i The attempt to rob the local, store
was discovered at about 8:30 Monday'
night, by Charlie Umphlett and W. H.
'Pitt who ssw the pair leaving the
rear of the Divers store. Myers told
Sheriff Owens he and Davidson went
to the store twice the same night but
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were unsuccessiuf m oreaiuiig iuw
the building. 1 , .
New Schedule For
License Examiner .
'Announcement was made here to
day of the transfer of P. E, Keegan,
local Licnse Examiner, from Hert
ford . to Columbia. The change will
become effective Monday, October 13.
.' Examiner Gray of Elizabeth City
will service Perquimans County be
ginning next- week, and will be in
Hertford on . .Tuesdays, instead ' of
(Wednesdays. The examiner will con
tinue' to be located in the municipal
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ';
Mr. and' Mrs. , Keith ' Haskett an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Karen
Jo, born Friday,' October-, 3,f at the
Albemarle' Hospital, .p Mrs. Haskett
returned home Tuesday, t - '
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To Schedule Special
Tax Settlement Is Post
poned Until Next
Meeting Of Board
The Board of Commissioners for
Perquimans County held a--day-long
session here last Monday considering
important matters presented at the
regular October meeting of the board.
A report on the renovation of the
Perquimans Library was given by J.
T. Biggers, Superintendent of Schools,
who stated cost of remodeling this
building will be about $2,500. Bills
for work already completed total $2,
284 and electrical work and plumbing
installation remains to be completed.
These expenditures are to be paid
from the funds of the Board of Edu
cation, since the building is the prop
erty of the school system.
The Board authorized minor repair
work on the buildings at the County
Home, and alsn the eonstnirtinn nf
shelves in the attic of the Court
House for use as storage space for
Settlement on collection of 1951
taxes, with Sheriff M. G. Owens,
was postponed until November 3, at
the request of the Sheriff, and the
Board appointed Max Campbell, Coun
ty Accountant, as special tax collector
for 1952 taxes until the settlement
with the sheriff for 1951 taxed is
completed. The 1952 tax books will
be opened and payment of the taxes
received beginning next Monday, it
County Attorney Silas M. Whedbee
advised the Board that John Strong,
official of the Supreme Court, had
written the County requesting a reso- s
lution for holding a special term of
civil court in Perquimans County, be
ginning November 17. This resolu
tion was passed and Jurors were
drawn to serve as this special term.
Prawn as jurors were Lawrence
vwe, wiiuam wmie, Mrs. J. fc. Mor-
. tn,sic, J.eroy Goodwin,
George Byrum, Jr., J. I. Lane, G. C.
Buck, Leslie Perry, S. D. Banks, T.
Mason Sawyer, Cecil C. Winslow,
Floyd Mathews, James Pierce, Lo
renzo Chappell, Elijah White, Duch
ess Spear, Joseph Nowell, Sr., J. H.
Corprew, Jr., Joel F. Hoilowell, Jr.,
Elmer C. Lassiter, Josiah Elliott, W.
Hi Hardcastle, Pailen C. Lane, Thom
as P. Byrum, 'A L. Robbins, W. A.
Russell, George R. Carver, Mrs. S.
M. Whedbee and J. S. Bass.
To Gather Friday
At Greenville, N. C.
More than 1500 teachers and school
officials from 22 counties are expected
to attend the 30th annual meeting of
th Northeastern District of the North
Carolina Education Association at
East Carolina College at Greenville,
Dr. B. Frank Hall, pastor of the
Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Wilmington, will speak at the
1:46 afternoon general session on the
topic "Moral and Spiritual Values for
our Public Schools." .At the 10 o'clock
morning session Dr. Charles F. Car
roll, State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, and E. N. Howell,
Swannanoa, President of the NOEA,
will be heard. At this session NCEA
activities will be discussed by As
sociation officers and staff members.
George S. McRorie, President of
the Northeastern' District, will pre
side. The Division of Classroom Teachers
will meet at 4:45for a business ses
sion and at 6:00 for a dinner to hear
an address by Mrs. Janie Alexander,
El Paso, Texas, past president of the
Department of Classroom Teachers of
the National Education Association,
Mildred Manning, Tarboro, is Presi
dent of the Classroom Teachers Di
vision. - '.
The Division of Higher Education
will hold a dinner meeting at 6:80
at which Dr. R. Ray Lindley, Presi
dent of Atlantic Christian College,
will be the speaker. : tDr. Carl L.
Adams, East Carolina College, will
Principals have scheduled a busi
ness: session for 8:15 and a dinner
meeting at 6:30 at which Reverend
D. E. Eamhard, Washington Metho
dist Church, will speak. G. H. Baker,
Jr., Jamtsyflle, heads the Division
of Principals.; ..' , .
MASONS TO MEET
The Perquimans Masonic Lodge, No.
106, A. F. A A. M., will meet Tues
day night at eight o'clock. All mem
bers, are urged to attend and visiting
Masons are cordially Invited,