XIX. Numfcc- .0.
Hertlord, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 19, 1952.
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.a CiMial Santa Clans party
lldren of Perquimans County
j staged here Saturday after
December 20, it was announced
jday. (Arrangements have been
.eted by the Hertford Fire De
ment and the Hertford Junior
rctoer of Commerce to sponsor this
? event for (he kiddies.
.he two organizations will have the
peration of the Hertford merchants
promoting the. visit of Santa Claus,
.d sill the children of the county are
vited to come and be on hand for
.anta who is expected to arrive" in
front of the Court House in Hertford
at two o'clock Saturday afternoon.
. J Ellie Fearing and Moody Mathews,
representing the Jaycees and Henry
C, StokeB, Jr.,! and George Fields, rep
', "resenting the Fire Department, com
. prise a committee working out the
details for the party. Other members
of the Fire Department and Jaycees
' will assist this committee with the
Old Saint Nick will stop in Hertford
in front of the Court House where he
will greet the kiddies, and of course,
, will have some small favors to pass
V out among those attending. All chil-
idren-of the county are invited to join
vin 'and welcome Santa Claus to Hert
One request the committee has made
of the children this year, is that they
: not crowd too close on the track on
wfeich Santa will arrive. In order that
each child, may have a "real'' visit
;, wfth Santa the committee will endeav
' .. 'or to provide. Santa and the commit
V tee ample room for distributing the
favors -tofhe children. : v ; ,
' Santa's visit here on Saturday after
noon will follow the Jaycee theatre
party to be given the white children
at the State Theatre at 10.-30 Satur
day morning:; This free theatre party
is a part of 'the regular Jaycee holi-
' day activities. , . x
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The honor . roll for . (Perquimans
Training School, for-the second grad.
ing period, closed last week, has been
released by R. L. Kingsbury, princi
pal. The list contains the names of
honor students front, eighth through
the twelfth grade: f ,
Eighth Grade IGeorge Hunter, Au
dry Small. Ethel Eason, Alexander
Moore, Argie Lamb, Kenneth Parker,
Jeannette Parker, Charlie Jordan, Ed.
na- Skinner, : Elsie Gallop, Ernest
Ninth Grade Yvonne Burke, James
Griswold, Wilhelmina Rodgers, Mary
Whidbee, Thedosia- Winslow, Doris
Rodgers, Wilma Skinner; Melsie Park
er, Edna Zachary, Barbara , Brick
house, Christine lewder, Sanford Jen
nings. . ";7 ; . v
. Tenth Grade SShelvia .White, Lou
ise : Eason, Shirley Gordon, Charlie
white, , Lillian. Hollowell ' (Francis
Hurdle, Mary Parker. WilMe Eason.
. Eleventh Grade Theresas Law-
rence, Mamie .. Redd, Shirley Eapon,
Eenja Mae Copeland, Vivian John!
kins, Beatrice Mitchell, ; Jessie Lee
: (Norman. - .
Twelfth ; Grade 'Norwood Davis,
Ruth Felton,' GladyB Harrell, Marion
Winslow, Shirley . Zachary, Marion
Burke, Thelma Felton, Wilhelmina
Gregory, Wilbert Leigh and Edith
Phillips.-- ' . .
l Draft Offices To
Gzzz All Neit Week
' The of.le of ihe (Perkjuteans Coun
ty Draft Board will be closed all
next week, for the holidays, ft was
i norfed today by Mrs. Charles. Cam-
-' ' , c'ork to the board.
Campen also announced ' the
i Toard -has received no calls for
a (for the month of January. .
ci ::xr.iAs paetT"
V ' -r dire, "WO.ly tWhtte. John
ny t sj (Amanda ILou Corprew were
re-l9 t t'.e HeiOrd ffunlor Music
' " . i ' !y evening ft the home
. rslvarner Ire.
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j u r e rres.ued, was ptjn
tiSib ilymn, Collect and
u v r ted the club. - r .
1 ; i" oir annual custom,, club
t r-ls for under
n to le L'fftributed
tf- , e-KTI i'.J.-en Federation.
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To Tcv;n SsSnfcy
Closing dates for Hertford mer
chants for the holidays have been re
leased by a spoxesman for the mer
chants, following a survey conducted
among the business houses last ween.
local stores ana business nouses
will be closed for Christmas day and
on Friday, December 26. The stores
will also be closed on New xears
Day, January 1. ,
A nroDosal for local stores to close
Wednesday afternoons, beginning Jan.
uary 9 and continuing through some
time next Fall was not adopted by
the merchants; therefore the stores
will not close Wednesday afternoon
until such time as an agreement is
Hew Garbage Track
low In Operation
Hertford's new garbage disposal
system went into effect this week
when a new truck, equipped with' a
dump body was placed in opera
tion on (Monday in the collection of
garbage and trash.
An appropriate slogan, "Help Keep,
Your Town Clean"' adorns the side of
the Chevrolet truck cab, and town
officials urge the public to make this
slogan a -reality by putting it into
practice. - '.
In connection -with the new collec
tion system Mayor V. N. Darden stat
ed that residents of the town are-
urged, and must have a container in
which to place garbage and other ref
use from the home. He said having
this container will assist in keeping
the time schedule of the truck, in mak
ing Ha two rounds of the town each
week, and that the men manning the
truck will not collect garbage ' and
refuse unless it is placed in such a
H tapolad4ut -taut etruck
1 a auai capacity, as a
and trash truck. Trash,
garbage truck a
such as tree limbs, leaves, etc., must
be placed at the curb from which it
will be collected but garbage collee
tion will continue as it( has been done
m the past. , . i
County 4-H Clubbers
At New York Contest
4-H'ers Bobby Smith and Clarence
Chappell, Jr., both of Belvidere, to
gether with H. M. Covington, Exten
sion Horticulture Specialist and the
Assistant Agent, Claude Ruiter, Jr.,
attended the National Junior Vege
table Growers Association Convention
in New York, December 7JU. '
..These boys entered their State win
ning production and marketing dem
onstration in the National Contest.
The title - of their demonstration was
"Proper Seed 'Selection, Treating, and
Bedding of Sweat Potatoes." They
placed seventh iri the nation of a field
of 63 demonstrations. 1. , j .';
While in-' New - York, "Convention
delegates from 37 states attended
several tours which covered many
places' of interest and. historic im
portance. 'A few of the places which
they visited were uptown and down
town Manhatteii, the Statue of liber
ty, Chinatown, the Bowery, Columbia
'University, and the Bronx Zoo.
Mrs. Sutton Injured
In Auto Accident
Mrs. C. E. SulttOn suffered injuries
in an automobile: accident which oc
curred ; Monday afternoon, near the
Major-Loomis ; Company; tori the Win-
fall- highway. va was. reportea the
accident happened when Vehicles driv
en by-Mr. Sutton and W. W. Bundy,
collided - afthe scene. Mrs. Sutton,
it was reported, suffered fracture of
the ribs and ' numerous bruises. ; She
was taken to Albemarle Hospital for
observation xand treatment.
Perquimans-FFA ' !
Wins Tool Contest
A ; tool identifioation contest' fea
tured a district FF1A meeting held at
Camden High School on Thursday of
last weefc, The three-man team rep
resenting Perquimans High School
wort the contest, with Moyock second
and Griggs' third.' -
Other - schools -competing- were
iHobbsville, Chowan,. Gatesville,. Cen
tral, WeeksvUle, Sunbury and Cam
den. Tools used tin the contest were
loaned by Garrett Hardware Company.
Winston Chapnell of Perquimans
had a score of. 13 out of a possible
100. His teammates were Wallace
Baker and Jesse Mansfield.
The ' Perquimans' team was under
the direction of Joe Tunnell, vocational
teacher at Perquimans. -
From Va. Dszcli
Local Capers Played In
Edenton On Tues
Perquimans' High School played
host to the basketball - teams from
Virginia Beach last Friday night and
won victories in both contests. The
local girls scored an easy 62-30 win
over the Virginia girls and the Per
quimans Indians rolled up a 39-22
score over the visiting boys. "
Barbara Edwards, with 21 points,
and Mary Winslow, with 17, led the
scoring for the Squaws, while Stoke
ly and Jackson were outstanding on
defense for the Squaws.. Woodward
with 15 points was high scorer for
the visiting girls.
'After an even first quarter, which
ended with the score at 11-9, the local
girls began hitting the nets from all
angles of the court and rolled up a 33
14 lead at half time. Coach Fearing
used his entire squad of girls during
.the game but Virginia Beach offer
ed little competition to the strong
Perquimans team. The Squaws had a
48-24 advantage at the three quarter
mark and moved on to a final 62 to
Coach Fearing's Indians showed im
provement over their opening contest
with Elizabeth City, scoring an im
pressive win from Virginia Beach.
Howard Williams, with 14 points;: Jed
the scoring for Perquimans, but prac
tically all the boys had part in rolling
up the total score. Towe and Allen
hit for seven points; Carver got four,
and Paul Mathews 3. Gardner with
10 points was high scorer for Virginia
Perquimans gained an 8-5 .lead
during the first period and held this
advantage throughout the contest. The
Indians had an eight-point margin at
halftime when the score was 20-12.
The pace slackened in the third period
which ended 28 to 19, but the Indians
came back in the -final canto to hit for
k-dbtor;totW of 'lim2VFh.
ginia Beach boys scored only three
for a total of 22. '. ,- a .,; ,;
On Tuesday night the Indians and
Squaws journeyed to Edenton for a
triple-jheader with the Edenton Aces
and Acelets. The Perquimans Junior
Varsity was defeated in the first con
test; then the Perquimans girls won a
34 to 23 victory from the Edenton
girls. In the final game the Edenton
boys defeated the Indians by a score
of 47 to 38.
Mrs. Bessie Lee IWinslow, 55, died
Tuesday at 2 P. M., after an illness
of one day at her home in White-
Mrs. Winslow was a- native of Per
quimans, the daughter of the late
Jo-hn Lante and Mrs, Elizabeth Stal-
lings White, and wife of Elmer B.
Winslow. She was a member of Up
River Friends Church'
'Besides her husband, she is survived
by two daughters. Miss Marv Love
White and Mrs. Calvin Bundy, of Hert-
iord; six sons, Bernard IWinslow, of
Suffolk; Winfred Winslow, Carl Wins
low, Dillie Winslow, Allen Winslow
and John Winslow, all of Whiteston;
five sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Rountree,
of Whiteston; Mrs. Arnolds IWinslow,
Mrs. Raymond Grewrv. Mr. Hesse
Wood and Mrs. iFanny Winslow, all of
Elizabeth City. : and two brothers.
Moody White and Wayland White,
Dta or iPerquimans.
Hertford PTA Holds
The PTA of the Hertford Grammar
bchool met in the school auditorium
Thursday night, December 11. Mrs.1
Cecil .White's fourth grade presented
the annual Christmas program 'In
Sana. ClausV . IBag." Those taking
part were Diane (Hollowell aim "The
ISpirit of Christnias'; Carlyle- Wood-
ara.s Santa Klaus; Pat Drake as
mrs. aanta iiaus; Jimmy Rogerson as
Brownie Bright Eyes; Earl Owens,
North Pole: Linda Bass. Merrv
Christmas, j Santa's reindeer were
Donald Chesson, Frank Brown, Larry
Corprew, Dean Brit and Edward Nix
on, Brownies ; were ; Allen Owens,
Donald Madre, Johnny Corprew, Gene
white, UharneVFowleh Dolls were
Julie Lane,.' Sandra - Keel, Kathryn
Bonner, Joyce Owens. Dollie Copeland.
Mary Lee Ward,. Cowboy dolls were
Jimmy Wheeler and Guy McCracken.
Snow people -were Mary-Ellen Ed
wards, Ida Claire Matthews, Cecilia
Williams, H Calvin ISaylors, Vernon
Winslow and Jim Robertson.
the redding of the minutes and the
State President's message the Asso -
ciation discussed routine business.
On Last Tuesday
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Court Costs Assessed
'A varied docket consisting of nine
cases was disposed of in Perquimans
Recorder's Court here last Tuesday.
Included in the docket was the case
in which George and, Willie Felton,
Negro youths, were charged with
possession of fireworks, a violation
of a State law. Judge Chafl. E. John.
sod continued prayer for judgment in
the 'hearing on a plea of guilty by the
boys. He ordered them to pay the
costs of court and also ordered the
fireworks be destroyed.
Jason House and Lee Phillips en
tered pleas of guilty to charges of
driving trucks loaded over the weight
limit. Each was taxed with court
Thomas Coleman, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to charges of failing to observe a stop
IWillkm Overton was found guilty
on charges of driving drunk and hit
and run. ' He was sentenced to jail
for 60 days, sentence to be suspended
upon payment of a fine of $150 and
Charlie Reid, Negro, was " ordered
to pay a fine of $40 and costs on a
charge of driving without a license.
Fifteen dollars of the fine is to be
paid to Mrs. Hattie Spivey for dam
ages inflicted to her car by Reid.
Jesse Calloway, Negro, plead guilty
to charges of hit and run. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $35 and costs.
Twenty dollars of the fine to be paid
W, E. Lane for damages done to his
car by the defendant
William Armstrong, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to charges of speed
ing. He was ordered to pay a fine
of $15 and costs.
Edgar Mallory, Negro, was found
guilty 6n charges of permitting his
stock", to run at large. He was order-
;,pay;. fine- Hi&mimat.M
Offered At Clinic
The District Health Department, in
cooperation with the local Tubercu
losis and Health Association and the
practicing physicians, announce a pro
gram of free chest X-rays for all per
sons who come to the cancer clinic.
This program will be started at the
next clinic, and persons attending the
clinic are urged to come a little early
so that the chest X-rays can be made
before the attending physicians arrive,
The new X-ray unit is now installed
and we are waiting for the electrician
and the. City to bring the power to the
unit. It is hoped that this will be done
this week and that the manufacturer's
representative may be able to come
early next week to test the machine
and give our personnel instructions as
to the use of the new equipment.
Films for this program will be fur
nished by the Tuberculosis Associa
tion and paid for from Christmas Seal
Rites Held Sunday
For Ernest Morse
) Funeral rites for Ernest Morse, 56,
who died Saturday at his home, Route
3, Hertford near JNew Hope, were
conducted in the chapel of Twiford's
Funeral Home at Elizabeth City Sun
day at 2:30 P. M., by the Rev. L.
Sigsbee Miller, pastor of Pearl Street
Assembly Church, and the Rev. S. B.
Cruise, pastor of the People's Metho
dist Church, (Burial ( was in New
Hollywood Cemetery. , 'i
Mr. Morse was a lifelong resident
of Perquimans County, son of Doc and
Alice Burgess . Morse husband of
Mrs. Alma Wilson Morse, a member
of the New Hope Methodist Church,
the Seth Edward Perry Post of the
American Legion, a . member of the
Modern Woodman Camp, a farmer and
merchant at New Hope. , .
-- Surviving, besides his wife, are one
daughter, Mrs. Charlie Colson, Jr., of
South Mills and five grandchildren.
Lions Club To Hold
Ladies' Night Party
The Hertford Lions "Club will hold
its annual Christmas Party Friday
night, December 19, beginning at 7
o'clock at the Perquimans High School
cafeteria. Special guests will be the
wives of the members of the club, j
A Christmas program will be pre
sented ander the chairmanship of I. C.
Yagel, and members will exchange
gifts, as is their tustom at the Christ-
i mas party.
Committee on arrangements for the
' event include Clinton Eley, E. C
' Woodard and J. T. Riggers.
BoErd of Commissioners In Spscid
Meeting On Monday With Tax Listers
Local Post Office
To Remain Open Sat
W. W. White, Hertford Postmaster,
announced today the windows at the
local Post Office will remain open
on Saturday afternoon, December 20,
for the convenience of patrons of the
Mr. White again urged patrons of
the Post Office to do their Christmas
mailing early in order to assure de
livery by Christmas. Reports point
toward the largest volume of mail,
this year, ever handled by the Postal
Service, and users of the mail are
urged to mail early to avoid the last
minute rush and possible delay in de
livery. Funeral Tuesday For
Lt Morris T. Griffin
Funeral services were held Tues
day morning at HI o'clock for Second
Lieutenant Morris T. Griffin, Jr., 28,
a United States Air Force jet pilot
who lost his life when hi8 F-84 Thun
derjet fighter crashed near the edge
of the Mojave Desert in Arizona early
The service was held in the Bethel
Baptist Church with the pastor, the
Rev. Bennie Crawford, officiating.
Burial was in Cedarwood Cemetery
in Hertford. Military honors were
conferred by a group of service men
from Langley Field, Va.
Lieut Griffin was a veteran of
World War II and was recalled about
a year ago. He was stationed at Luke
Air Force Base, Glendale, Arizona,
and was scheduled to complete final
training two days after the crash,
when he was to leave for overseas
Deceased was a graduate of Per
quimans High School and the Univer
sity of Alabama. In September he
married the former Jean Ualdow of
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. l,He was a raem-
the Seta UM fraternity.
Besides his wife, Lieut. Griff in is
survived by his parents, Mr, and Mrs.
M. T. Griffin, near Edenton, and a sis
ter, Mrs. J. C. Keeter of Wake Forest
Parking Ban Lifted
Members of the Hertford Town
Board met here in special session on
last Monday night and rescinded an
action, adopted December 8, banning
parking on the east side of Church
Street, effective immediately.
It was reported the action lifting
the parking ban was taken at num
erous requests hy merchants in or
der to provide additional parking
space in the town during the Christ
mas shopping season. The order ban
ning the 'parking will go into effect
again on January 2.
The Board also ordered that work
be continued on marking off a park
ing lot back of the Municipal Build
ing, which when completed will store
100 vehicles. A watchman will be
stationed at the lot on Saturdays and
the public is urged to use this park
ing area for its convenience.
Other business handled during the
meeting was the, appointment of a
Negro, Roy Hall, to the Hertford
Police Department for the holiday sea
son. . Hall will be assigned to patrol
certain areas of the town during this
Jaycees To Sponsor I
Benefit Ball Game
Arrangements have been complet
ed by the Hertford1 Junior Chamber
of Commerce for one .of the nation's
outstanding girls' basketball teams
to play in 'Hertford on Tuesday, Janu
ary 6, it was announced today by
Ellie Fearing, committee chairman,
for the Jaycees.
The team, Olson's Redheads, playing
under men's rules against men teams
have achieved an outstanding record
of victories. The girls, all highly
skilled tin the game of basketball,
will playva Jaycee team composed of
The game will be played at the (Per
quimans High School gym, with game
time set at eight o'clock. v
HEADS STATE CLUB ,
Bobby Smith, a Junior at Perquim
ans High School, has been elected
president of the North Carolina Youth
Speakers' Club, it was reported here
this week. The election of officers
was held recently at a state conven
tion of the organization. Other offi
cers chosen were Marion Winstead,
Asheville, vice president; Shirley
Brownson, Winaton-ISalem, secretary;
and- Tommy Shelby, IRaleigh, treas
Until January 2nd
Instructions And Sup
plies Issued For Job
Perquimans County Commissioners
met in special session here last Mon
day with county tax listers, for the
purpose of issuing supplies and giv
ing instructions to the listers in con
nection with the annual job of listing
property for taxes, which will begin
In addition to Commissioners A. T.
Lane, William C. Chappell, E. B.
Hollowell, R. L. Spivey, and Warner
Madre, attending the meeting were
Tax Supervisor Julian C. Powell and
list takers Julian Long, Percy Roger
son, Ray Elliott, Mrs. T. C. Perry and
Carson Spivey. Instructions on the
job of listing property, as drawn and
recommended by the Institute of Gov
ernment, were outlined to the list
takers, and these were supplemented
by recommendations by members of
the County Board.
A. T. Lane, chairman of the board,
cautioned the list takers to use care
in preparing the property list, point
ing out the importance of the duties
and the necessity for an accurate list
ing of all property within the county.
Tax listing starts on the second
day of January, and all property own
ers must list property for 1953, under
penalty of the law. Failure to list
property by January 31, is a viola
tion of the law, and makes the proper
ty owner subject to a penalty for
late listing and court action or both.
A schedule, setting forth dates and
places at which list takers will work
during the month, will be published
in this newspaper during January,
and property owners are urged to
take notice of this schedule and list
As in the past the list takers will
also take the 1952 farm census, and
farmers are urged to prepare in ad
vance a list of all land cultivated, and
crops produced during the year. (Hav
ing this list ready will save consider
able time for both the farmer and list
PTA Meeting Monday
The PTA of Perquimans Central
Grammar School held its December
meeting last Monday night with Mrs.
W. H. Matthews, president, presiding.
A record-breaking crowd was in at
tendance for this meeting which open
ed with the singing of "It Came Upon
The Midnight Clear," after which ex-
cerpts of the 'State president's mes
sage was read.
Mrs. Elijah White conducted the
devotional, using the Christmas story
as recorded in Luke. The Rev. Percy
Trueblood led in prayer.
Mrs. Charlie Asbell, who had charge
of the program presented a lovely pag
eant, "Once Upon a Christmas Time."
The old, old story of Christmas was
beautifully portrayed by a group of
boys and girls from the various
grades. Mrs. Ralph White was ac
companist and Mollie Lu Yeates was
Following the pageant the associa
tion entered into its business session.
Minutes of the November meeting
were .read and approved. Mrs. Mat
thews named a committee to nominate
a candidate for the Hertford Jay
cees' "Man of the Year" contest, and
this committee selected Thomas Mas
ton as the PTA candidate.
It was reported that the PTA study
group will hold an all day meeting on
January 6, and interested members
Were urged to attend.
Mrs. Ruth Burden, expressed her
appreciation, as chairman of the mem
bership committee, for the splendid
cooperation received in the associa
tion achieving a membership of 200
per cent. She presented a gift to each
class in token of appreciation for the
large meniberslhiip. Superintendent
J. T. Biggers made a few remarks,
and commended the PTA on ita 200
per cent membership.
Reported At Central
The recreation chairman, Mrs. Ed
die Harrell, led the group in some
stunts which furnished much merri
The program chairman, Mrs. Jack
Benton, announced that the Cumber
land Community, with Mrs. (Ernest
Elliott Morgan as chairman, will have
charge of the' January meeting. The
topic for January will be "Legis
lation, Our Laws The Foundation of
The hospitality chairman reported
that the 4th and 5th combination, Mrs.
Charlie Asbell teacher, won the at-,
tendance prize with 75 Iper cent of
the parents present
After the meeting was adjourned,
"Open House" was held . with the
visitors and parents visiting the rooms .
and viewing the display of the chil-.
dren'a work. ' '