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"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina,Friday, November 28, 1952.
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- A . much discussed Korean Ipeace
proposal, presented in the United Na
. tions by India, has been rejected by
Russia, a report from New York stat
ed en Wednesday.1 (The plan offered
a solution for the return of prisoners
: of war, , a rfutoject which has block
ed the truce talks, and which caused
some dessension etween the U. S.,
Britain and France. The Russian re
jection of the Indian plan made un
likely any, break in the UN for a so
. . Iution of the deadlock.
..President-elect Eisenhower has been
v ' busy since his meeting with Presi
? d Hit Truman, last week, selecting of -
1 JaU to fill cabinet posts, and other
' : important agencies when the admin
; istration changes on January SO. Only
three cabinet posts', secretary of labor
and commerce . and the Postmaster
General remain to be filled. Top
j leaders selected by Eisenhower are
John Foster Dulles, as Secretary of
. State; Charles E. Wilson, Secretary
J of Defense; George Humphrey, Sec-
rotary of Interior, and Ezra T. Ben
, son,. Secretary of Agriculture.
A Federal Parole Board this week
rejected a plea for freedom, by Alger
Hiss, serving a five year sentence
for perjury in connection with Con
gressional hearings on Communist ac
. tivities in thig country. The name
of Hiss had been linked with these ac
tivities but IHiS8 denied all charges.
. Under the, order handed down by the
Parole Board Hiss must serve his five
, year sentence.
Some predictions on GOP plans for
i 1953, when a new administration takes
over in Washington, include these:
more emphasis on war in Korea rath
er than European rearmament, more
: power centralized with Congress rath,
er. than Presidential order, continua
tion of programs' such-as farm, social
: security, and labor-management rela
tions. It is predicted control over
. - such items as prices, wages and . rents
i- ,$ may hot be renewed when these laws
" expire. , - .,. '
icy As '
' Election of a member of tlhe Per
quimans County Soil ' Conservation
Supervisors Committee, under the Al
bemarle District, will be held Decem
The term of Mirtbn Dail.' Jr.. ex
piree this year In accordance with the
rule for staggered membershilp on
the three-man committee. The terms
of C. C. Chappell and F. B. Skinner
will expire in 1958' and 1954 respec
- lively. - " ' '
-, Two men have been nominated for
, the position, Milton Dail, Jr., and Em-
mett Long. Petitions required to
nominate candidates for 4he Super-,
visors post must be signed by 25 reg
, Istered voters.
Ballot boxes will be placed at center
spots over the county during the elec
tion period. Any registered Perquim
"ans County voter may vote in the
election. - ' 1
The Albemarle ' Soil Conservation
' District is composed of ChoWan, Per
quimans, Pasquotank, Camden and
; Currituck counties. The Supervisors
in the five counties compos the Dis
' trict Soil Conservation Board , which
. was established by the General As
sembly to. handle organization work
: for the e"3v ;.y,'ri. ,
i . awardi'.wirjJB68ened
f the Pemulmans Hirfi
jb'&all team, at chapel ser-
Jjoted last Friday morning.
The awards were stars 'and letters!
Ci- the boys, for Participation in
f of "all during the past season.
' Vanning stars were Fred Mathews,
"jr., John Horris, Steve. Perry, Howard
i n Lr r
r! A ' James Griffin W to resem; for new farms. .Th
. V ?i.A' TSriSS Ktfiiruresforthis stat wer inthe Wtt.
(Lisws, I la Overton, Zack Robert-a-
" -?e, r ene White and
Vernon . A btter was also
iresentei' i V-Ite, manager "of
the Indian t" -i. -
The vr .'-V dur- 3it3i the let-tftra-
r r i, ws under the
C'vk' . ' C school's Sonogram
C.b, ' '.h Frel 1 ,s Jr., is
-pre:; iDurinj i ti Max
J made a si.; jv i oa sports
mcr. ' ' . i
!viJere . in.an Club met on
nht of la8t week at the
: - ? ta roIvi-!ire. Ppe
. rrseting were Wil
kecrdsr's Coirt In
Twenty Seven Cases On
Taxed In Fines
A lengthy docket, consisting of 27
cases of a various nature, was dispos
ed of in Perquimans - 'Recorder's
Court this week, after the court had
been in recess last Week.
A riO fine and costs of court were
taxed against Joseph Santos, Charles
Huggins and unwood Lamb, each or
whom entered a plea of guilty to
charges of speeding.
Alex Munck, Raymond Roth and
Church Styons. submitted to charges
of speeding and paid the costs of
court.' v .
J. M. Spruill, Negro, paid the costs
of court en . a charge of issuing a
worthless check and remitted $244.50
to S. W. Worthington, that being the
amount of the check. - v1
Garland McDonald entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of engaging in
an affray on the highway. He was
given a 80 day sentence, suspended
upon payment of court costs and. the
hospital bill of Mrs. Sudie Hendricks.
; Costs of court and payment of doc
tor's bills were ordered paid in the
case in which Mary Foster and Mil
dred Spruill, Negroes, were found
guilty of charges of assault with a
deadly weapon. ' v'---'. ":-;-Cecil
Willis; Willie Bethea, A. M.
Robinson, Jr., Roy Fix and Marion
Clayton, each submitted to charges
of driving trucks ' loaded over the
weight linlit- Eacn of tne defendants
paid the costs of court.
For failure to observe a stop sign,
costs of court were paid by William
Hagatha, Otis Lane and Mack Twid
dy,eaoh of whom entered pleas of
guilty to the charges.-
George Cordell paid a fine of $100
and costs of court after pleading
guilty to a charge of driving drunk.
Costs of court were assessed against
Alonzo. Turner, Jr., Negro, who sub
mitted to a charge of driving with im
Hershey Lee Phillips, Louis Gil
liam and William : Perry, Negroes,
Were found guilty of assaulting Wil-
Uiajn. fiarter, Negro. Each was- given
a iSV flays- roaa sentence, swspenaeu
upon payment of a $20 fine for Phil
lips and a $10. fine for each of the
other two defendants.
A SO day road sentence was meted
out to William Wbodard, , Negro,
found guilty of larceny. Sentence was
suspended upon payment' of a' fine of
f 26 and costs.
Lloyd Harrell, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to charges of using pro
fanity in a public place and resisting
an officer. He was given a 60 day
jail sentence, suspended upon ipay-
' of $m' rf
Terry Walton, Negro, charged wrth
non-support of two children was or
dered to pay $30 per month for the
support of his children. A 30 day
sentence was suspended upon compli
ance with this judgment.
Costs of., court were taxed against
Russell Gilliam, Negro, who plead
guilty to a charge of using profani
ty in a public place,
r Charlie Nixon, Negro, charged with
fraud, was found guilty; He was giv
en a 80 days entence, suspended upon
paying costs of court and $30 to W.
W. Bundy, who advanced the sum to
Nixon upon his promise to work. ... j :
Sherman White, Negro, was taxed
With the court costs on a charge of
simple assault. ' - ' '
A 504 acre . allotment increase for
the 1953 peanut crop in North Car-
lina was announced late, last week by
the' United States Department of Ag
riculture. , ,
ine acreage owCnu ior
for the state, as compared with the
1962 acreage of 175,429,
It was said that one half of one per
cent of the-1953 allotment would be
fisrures for this state were in the same
general . proportions as the national al
lotments for the two yean. The nat
ional .peasut Acreage this year was 1-
673, and for the 1953 crop the
allotment has been placed at 1,678,
481 acres. ,
. It i3 expected that Perquimans
County will get its proportionate in
GAMS POSTPONED : ''
The Perquimans - Elizabeth City
football game, scheduled for last Fri
day night was postponed nntil Thurs
day, because oTthe inclement weather
of last , week. The 'contest will be
played at Elizabeth City Thanksgiv;!
ing Day, beginning at two o'clock.
It will be the last contest for -both
teams this ytzr.
Long Session On
Of Lengthy Occ'ict
County And Town To i ;
Receive Beer Taxes v
Perquimans County and the Towft
of Hertford will 'receive a total of
$7,995 for their share of the more
than two million dollars collected by
the State as taxes on the sale of beer
and wine, it was announced from Ra
leigh last Saturday.
'Perquimans County's share in the
division of the taxes will amount to
$6470 while the Town of Hertford will
The local share of the beer and
wine taxes, this year, is $17.52 less
than received by the local govern
ment units in Id's!.
1552 Farm Census
Summary For County
A .summary of the 1952 farm cen-
sus, for Perquimans County, as com
piled by list takers last January and
edited by the State, Crop Reporting
Service has been released by the Ser
vice, . .
The report revealed the following
facts on Perquimans County farm
ing during the previous year.
Total land in farms, 102,347 acres;
harvested crop lands, 46,459 acres;
idle crop lands, 1,003 acres, and pas
ture land, all types, 2,022 acres. '
Of the major crops more acres of
com were harvested than any other
crop, acres devoted to corn totaling
19,709; cotton, 1,970 acres; peanuts,
4,436 acres. Soybeans harvested,
amounted to 18,268 acres, and soy
beans grown with other crops total
ed 412 acres.
A small amount of small grains
were harvested according, to the re
port; 38 acres of wheat were thresh
ed and 206 acres of oat. 257 acres
were devoted to lespedeza, . '- '
Commercial fertilizers dsed in 1951,
ethee. thi fyne? -and; plaBWramminted
tO ',BT8'tonS.. ! ,
.The report on livestock on the lands
during the year shows 1,653 sows
and gilts; 508 cows and heifers kept
mainly for milk and 608 kept for beef.
Hens and pullets numbered 36,797.
A total of 636 tractors were report
ed used on the land, excluding gar
den tractors. -
The number of people of all agesi
living on this land as of January
1, 1952, was reorted at 4,558.
IFif teen Scoutera from the seven
counties that make up. the East and
West Albemarle Districts attended the
annual meeting of the Tidewater
Council of the Boy Scouts of Ameri
ca, Following the impressive opening
ceremony with music furnished by tne
Navy Band, Scout Executive Harold
V. Pace made a -report of the high
lights of 1952. The report revealed
that the Scouting program is getting
one out of six trays into the cud
Scouts, one out of four into Boy
Scouts, and one out of seven into
Explorer Scouts. He also reported
that 79 per cent of the 227 units in
the Council now have active trained
leaders, however, the big, problem
still remains in getting adequate man
power. ,r Three out of four boys want
to be in the Scouts, out there are not
enough units with good trained lead
ers to handle them. '
,: Group sessions of the six operating
committees were held in order to out
line plans and objectives for 1953.
An overall increase of 10 per cent was
set by most committees. -,
Chartea 4 W, Overman, veteran
scoutmaster of 11 year in Edetiton.
was awarded the highest award with
in the province of a local Boy Scout
OoujKil. The National - Executive
Board of the Boy Scouts of America
made the award as recognition of Mr.
Overman's noteworthy service of ex
ceptional character to boyhood. ,
t Those in attendance from the Al
bemarle area were: Mr. 'and Mrs.
W. TJ, Harry, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Overman and J. T. Biggers, all of the
(West Albemarle District; and Mr, and
Mrs. F. L, Olvey, Mr; and Mrs. L. A.
Cook, Mr. asd Mrs. R. C. Collier, F.
M. Harward, 1 W.' J. Tucker, O. R.
Symong and R. F. Heck, all of East
r v ,-VFW (HALL OPEN ; t
The WW hall will be open Thanks
giving nd ' Saturday nights of this
week. - A Thanksgiving dance will be
sponsored on Saturday mgmy begin
ning at 9 P. M. , V
Visitor Speer At
Mrs. Osmond Yarborough, of Louis
bursr, formerlv IMias Janie IBlandhard
of Hertford, was guest "speaker at a
meeting of the Perquimans HPW Club
last Friday night at the Hotel Hert
ford. She was presented by Miss Kate
Blanchard, program chairman. ,
The theme of the meeting was In
ternational Relations.. ' .. .
The meeting opened with prayer and
"America the Beautiful" was sung.
Mrs. Lois A. Stokes, vice president,
presided over the business session,
during which Mrs. Alice M. Towe an
nounced1 Mrs. Gladyce Perry will have
charge of the December meeting,
which will be the annual Christmas
Party, when gifts will be exchanged.
Mrs Emily T. Harrell reported on
the sale of historic plates, being spon
sored by the club. The china plates
have on the front three Perquimans
County scenes, the Court House, Per
quimans High School and Perquim
ans River Bridge, with the history of
each printed on the back.
It was announced Mrs. Roxanna C.
Jackson, Mrs. Viola D. iNachman and
Mrs. Betty T. 'Swindell have been
named. on the advertising committee
for the January issue of the Tar Heel
Woman, the Federation's magazine,
which the 8th district will sponsor.
, Before introducing the speaker and
guests. Miss Blanchard gave some in
teresting facts about the United Na
tions and the UN Building in New
York City. . .
Mrs. Yarborough, who delighted the
members and guests with her recent
trip to the European countries, gave
her experiences and highlights of her
tour in an entertaining and colorful
manner, which included the routine
day on a ship, her 10 days in London,
witnessing the . ."changing of the
guards,'' seeing the (Royal children
and the Crown Jewels, Windsor Cas
tle,, the Cathedrals of Paris, the set-
tinQJEir the, Passion" w-iV and many
other places "of interest.-?1Shtf closed
her talk by telling of the English hos
Special guests at the meeting in
cluded Mrs. Joshua Sutton, formerly
of Australia and Mrs. Raltph Jordan,
formerly of England.
Mrs. Sam Hourmouzis, Mrs. Jim
Baker and Mrs. Edward Simpson were
invited but unable to attend.
TIIia liamrBafinC affl.snn fol the CUr-
rent year is almost over, accordingly
many farmers are beginning to think
Twal and nhui for the coming year.
Realizing the advantages of planning
early the Farmers Home Administra
tion this week began malting year-ena
analysis with families cooperating
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vy xvu i- '-i. . n o - -
year's farm and home operations the
family is able to. see what progress
has been made and what1 adjustments
need to be made to.bring the farm into
full production, thus the family, with
the help of the Supervisor, uses the
analysis as a guide m maxing ana
carrying out a sound farm and home
plan for the following year. Object is
to enable families to advance as rapid
ly as possible, , toward an economic
set-up, debt-free and independent- or
with credit from private sources.
' nw Wimfo fnr nnnduction nur-
posetf-4o buy livestock, equipment;
ieri-iuucr, umw new, i..d.ww.w, v.
other supplies; for farm ownership
to buy family-type farms or to en
large or develop inadequate farms; for
farm housings to cbnstruct, remodel
or repair houses or other farm build
ings. -'Since the - agency aoes not
compete with banks and other- local
credit institutions, loans are limited
to persons unable to get suitawe crea-
The "FHA office fo Perquimans
County is located over the Bus St
An iTortfml. nnd is ooen Monday
! through Friday from 8:00 A. 'M., to
l .vv in.. - , ' j - .
The - Junior Class of Perquimans
High School, will present ft play, Me
dnd My Shadow, inthe auditorium of
the school on next Tuesday night De
cember 2, beginning, at eight o'clock.
The cast is made up of Janice Sum
ner. Mary Winslow, Bobby ISmith, Roy
ijeiVans. dwdv tfones, jlwhs xHtrnws,
1 : , T It. v T i Ti ,
i Clarence Chappell Jr.. Linda IBer
j reron and Katb&rine , Nixon. Miss
Being Drawn By FHA
New Perquimans Officials To Assume
Duties Of Offices Next Monday, Dec. 1st
Wins State Trophy
Howard Williams, hard-running
fullback on the Perquimans (Indians'
football team, was awarded the State
Theatre trophy for being the most
valuable player on the 1952 squad.
Presentation of the trophy was made
at Hie theatre on last Monday night.
Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. How
ard Williams, of Route tiwo, Hertford,
was selected for the honor by members
of the football team, in a poll taken
Monday afternoon. He is a Junior at
school, and has one more, year of var
Class To Be Offered
After a lapse of several years, a
class in driver training will be of
fered this year at Perquimans High
School, it was announced today by E.
C. Woodard, principal, who stated H.
H. Gurkin, member of the school fac
ulty, will teach the course, aimed at
preparing students to jecure opera
tor's license from the State.
Mr. Gurkin recently completed a
course, directed by State officials,
qualifying him as an "instructor, in
the training offered in state schools.
He expected to begin teaching driver
training at Perquimans High School
just as soon as the class is enroll
State regulations are observed in
selecting' students to study this
course, and no ' student is enrolled in
the class unless his age is sufficient
for securement of an operation's li
cense by the time school closes next
The object of the class is teaching
of the mechanics of operating a motor
vehicle as well as the rules and reg
ulations of the State Motor Vehicle
Department. v :.
1A, resolutioni wbommendlng this
training be re-metalled in the local
school, was adopted by the Hertford
Rotary dub during the latter part of
the summer, and a copy of the reso
lution was given to the local Board
Indian Cage Teams
Open Play Dec. 9th
Preparations are underway at Per
quimans High "School for the open
ing of the 1952-53 basketball season,
according to Coach Ellie Fearing, who
announced today the Indians will again
participate in the Albemarle Rural
Conference, and had four non-conference
games scheduled as season open
ers." ; . :i ;
The girl's team of the school has
been practicing for several weeks,
but the boys began practice this week,
following the close of the football
schedule. : '
Coach Fearing stated the first game
of the season will be played here on
Tnesdav nisbt. December 9. when tlhe
Perquimans girls and boys will play
the teams of Elizabeth ;uty r mgn
Krhrvol. (Vinrinia Beach will furnish
opposition for the second game which
will be played here on December 12.
The Indians and Squaws will play
at Edenton on December 16 and at
Elizabeth Citv December 18.
While it is too early to predict the
strengfli of the Indian outfits for
the coming season, prospects for both
the c-irls and bovs' teams abnear
bright despite; the fact Coach Fear
ing will be faced with the problem of
rebuilding . the teams due to loss of
many regular players through gradu
ation last Spring. ,
Case A Mistrial
A mistrial was declared in the only
case, heard during the Special term
of 'Superior Court here last week, and
which went to the jury for a decision,
It was the case in which W. E. Nelson
sought damages from Morgan Walker
m connection with the tale of a local
After deliberating for some time
the jury advised the Court it was un
able to reach agreement and the jury
was ordered dismissed for. the term.
TO PRESENT PLAY
A play, entitled, Mrs. Apple and
Her Corps, will be presented at the
Whiteston - Community;: House ton
Thursday, December Vat 7:80, it
was announced today. -String music,
acrobats and a quartet will also be on
the program.' Proceeds from the
event will be used to purcahse chairs
for the community house. The public
is invited to attend.
Driver s Training
Two New Members On
Board; Powell Is
Register Of Deeds
A number of changes in the of -I
ficials of Perquimans County will be
made on next Monday, December 1,
when officers, elected- in the general
election, November 4, will be sworn
into office by W. H. Pitt, Clerk of
Two new members will take their
place on the Board of County Com
missioners. K. L. Spivey will repre
sent New Hope Township, succeeding
E. A. Turner, and Warner Madre will
represent Bethel Township, succeeding
Roy S. Chappell. Re-elected to this
Board were A. T. Lane, William C.
Chappell and E. B. Hollowell, all of
whom will likewise give the oath of
office for the next two-year term.
Other officials who will be sworn
into office are Julian C. Powell who
will succeed J. W. Ward as Register
of Deeds. ICarroll R. Holmes will
again serve as, Representative and
Chas. E. Johnson will be Recorder's
D. F. Reed, Jr., will be sworn in as
county treasurer, succeeding Russell
C. Baker in that position.-
A meeting of the new board of
County Commissioners will be held
following the adjournment of the
old board, which will meet as usual
a,t 10 A. M., in the Court room. At
the meeting of the new Board, a re
organization will be perfected, with
the members electing a chairman, and
appointing two officials, county so
licitor and clerk of the Recorder's
Court. It is also expected the new
Board will appoint tax listers for the
various townships, whose work of
listing property for 1953 taxes will
start in January.
Produces Top Litter
!A Perquimans 4jH'r owns the top
litter in the nation in ths Ton Lit
ter Program of the United Duroc
Clarence Chappell, Jr., entered
twelve litters in the program. One
of these litters weighed 3,715 pounds
at 180 days to take top honors. Clar
ence also won top honors and sec
ond heaviest litters in North Carolina.
He had the third largest number of
Jitters to qualify in the nation with all
twelve litters qualifying. He was
also third highest in the nation last
year in number of litters qualifying.
Chappell's top litter was from a gilt
litter of 17 pigs 46 of which we're
raised. The pigs Weighed 516 pounds
at 56 days, which qualified the sow.
Lady Perfection, for Production Regis
Clarence will go to Peoria, 111.,
to attend the Annual National (Duroc
Meeting on November 29, 1952, where
he will receive his awards and tro
phies for his top honors?
District Scouts '
To Hold Camporee
At the resrular meetinr of the West
Albemarle District of the Boy Scouts
of America held Thursday night in
the Municipal Building, Sidney Cam
pen announced plans for the annual
ran vamporee to be held at ape
Hatteras the week-end of December
6 and 7. All Scout and Exnlnrere
will participate in this event. Tours
win oe maae or tne historical ?pota
on the island such as the Lighthouse;
ruins of the first lighthouse, ! fj&t
structure to be authorized by U. S.
Congress in 1790; $ie newly discover-
ea graves oi me crew of the USS
"Monitor": and the Seouta will alsn
visit the citrus fruit groves.
iom Maston, chairman of the Ad
vancement Committee, reported that
a District Court of Honor will be held
December 9 in Edenton. W. J. Taylor
reported that the annual Roy Scout
Fund Campaign will be durinar the
week of December 1. through 6. (Bill
Harry, who was recently re-elected
chairman of the district for the com
inor year, resiirned. . ..: John iBiVcera.
vice chairman, will act as chairman
until a new chairman can be elected.
Lions Club Plan
December 19 We Kmii ae. l. fha
date of the Hertford Lions Club an
nual Christmas party, ,it was an
nounced today J.,T. Biggers, club
president. The party this year will be
held at the Perquimans High School
cafeteria, beginning at seven o'clock
in tne evening. -
Special guests at- the event will be
the wives of the club members and
other invited guests. I. C. Yagel, has
been designated as chairman of the
program committee for the party, .
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