mIms "" i 1 1 1 ! KLY li IDii XIX. Number 51. Hertford, Perquimans County, North arolina,Friday December 26, 1952. 5 Cents Per Copy :nFcrI!3v;ly all ery Perquimans County Library keg this opportunity to express its Ppreciation to groups and individuals -or, their contributions and their in terest that have made possible im proved library service throughout the untyv First of all to the Board of Education for permitting the Lib rary to Use the building and ground apace it occupies on the school prop erty. ""Next to the Board of County Commissioners of Perquimans County and the Board of Commissioners of -the Town of Hertford, the Library ex presses its appreciation for jointly financing' and carrying out the much needed repairs to the Library Build-Xng- ' ' The interior of the new building "has. been made comfortable and at tractive by contributions of material by -the Hertford Hardware Company, Pitt Hardware Company and J. C. Blanchard and Company, and Southern Cotton Oil Company. Cash contribu tions were made by Miss Mae Wood Winstow and Mrs. Zelma Dawson. Fourteen pairs of curtains were do- nated by Mrs. T. P. Brlnn. lAn at "tractive outside sign 'was painted by Heywood Divers. The members of the Perquimans County Library Board Tiave freely given of their time and e'rts In carrying 'out the, project, r :of which has resulted in-greatly proved library service for the peo Perquimans .County.; ' lie following schedule or j$it hoti. days is announced.' '': ,'ber 24th to 28th inclusive. " TKe'iLib. jrtiry will also be closed on New Year's "Day. , The Bookmobile will not make any of its trips regularly 'scheduled for those dates. ' , New books added during November were Non Fiction, 26; Fiction 31. Cir culation for November was 1 main library, 1511; bookmobile, 844; total 2355. , Iced Cagers Divide loVilhLCity Playing in Elizabeth City , Thurs day night, the Perquimans high School basketball teams divided a twin bill with the eager of Elizabeth City. The Perquimans girls won a 34 to 15 victory while the local boys lost a heart-breaker 42 to; 41. ? 7 White led the sotfring' for the Per aimans girls with .10 points. Wins jw scored 9 and Edwards Hit for wen .' The Squaws held a half-time i of 20 to 9 and won going away si 4 to 15. The boys' contest was thriller from itart to ; finish. (Elisabeth City had a 28-21 lead at half time but the Indians whittled this down during the second hajf until the score stood tied at 41-41 with two seconds remain ing in the game. At that point Per nimans fouled and Elizabeth Cfty -rTM d to win 42 to 41. , J " -y Morris and Paul Matthews 1 '. 3 ssoring for Perquimans, fflfor i i 1 13 points and Matthews trr 11. . ; : f ' Visit Here i Large Crowd -rth annual arrival of Santa " I" rtford was termed a huge ;('a committee of the Hert i Ikpartment and the Hert "9, which in ' cooperation rd merchants; sponsored i party for tiie children j County last Saturday . One of the largest crowds, ' i and adults, ,( ever to at- " t were gathered to Wel i he drove up to the s on the back of. the fire p ' ' -J here, Ole Santa, all l is holiday togs, had i for the children, and i in tlie distribution of J of the two sjron- ; orjanizaitions ex i t? a'.l v'.o Y-i t 1 1 t, and " i- a, V; ml I c Fe;v Opportunities Individuals and organizations of Perquimans County who desire to as sist unfortunates : at Christmas-time still have the opportunity to do so, it was reported today by C. Edgar White, Superintendent of Public Wel fare. Mr. White pointed out that the ' joy fund list, made up of about 25 to 30 families, who unless aided by those more fortunate, wili have a joyless holiday. He stated that a large num ber - of families have already been chosen to receive food baskets from individuals and organizations, but a few families still remain on the list. The Joy fund in Perquimans is su pervised each - year by the Welfare Department. It is outside the depart ment's usual work but the officials of the department do this job to help others to provide a cheerful ChristmaB for the needy,' Indiv'dualg who desire to contribute to ths fund, are requested to contact Mr. White at the Welfare Office, in the Court House. Usns Oiristmas Party Held Friday The Hertford lions Club held its annual Christmas party last Friday night at the Perquimans ITigh School cafeteria and the members had their wives as special guests at the event. Clinton Eiey headed up the committee whidr had charge of food arrange Kie.its and I. C. Yagel served as chair man for the prcjram. j : " i On Joy List . ...... FMer od grant this day of Christmas dawn on man . . , On one happy child, secure in the perfect idealism of the tery young... .On one act of pure generosity, consecrated to the Christ whose birth we celebrate now... - . On one word of peace, spoken in faith to still the clang orous horror of cannon, bomb, and bullet... On one deed performed for love and not for gain...' On one leader who himself is not led astray in arrogance but humbly guides others in the paths of goodness and true ' progress... -1 , On one follower who is willing to play his role jnot blindly but with the alert and critical wisdom which is the , heritage of all people... ' ' ' On one great human thought that will not be crushed and rent by the cynical, the hopeless, the greedy, and the ignorant. God grant that some essence of these miracles be per . C v l?nnc- in all of us, and wshall see a Christmas that i?aUke . 7. imtothe firsTo'ne the angek watched? oyer. ' ' ' ' County Schools Closed For Annual Holidays Perquimans County Schools closed at noon last Friday, December 19 for the annual Christmas holidays, it was announced today by J. . T. Biggers, Superintendent of Schools. The schools will be closed for 11 ' days, classes scheduled to be resumed on Wednes day, December 31. ; .v; . Students and narents are advised the vacation comes to a close the day before New Year's, but this schedule was arranged in order to permit the closing down of schools at the end of the term next Spring on the sched ule planned by the Board of Education last Fall, and students are urged; to observe the duration of the holidays and return to classes on schedule. Motorists Receiving, ; ' Safe Driving Pledge ' Safety reminder cards are1 being given motorists daily by each of the 13 highway patrolmen in this dis trict, asking their, pledge for safe driving during the holiday season, it has been announced by Sergeant L. B. Lane. ' By accepting these cards, motorists pledge to do theix part in keeping the highways free" of accident over the holidays by obeying the . legal speed limit, never; passing on hills or curves and not driving after drink ing. -- "If we can make tthe motorists safety conscious, rre ' can do a great dc' i.t cut" .j t?nri.lfte number of hoi trifle azJ.ljiAa in our state," said Sergeant Lane. one honest Chairman Calls For Xmas Seals Report Miss Hulda Wood, chairman of the Perquimans County Christmas Seal campaign, today issued a final ap peal to county residents to return Christmas Seal envelopes to her be fore Christmas day, which marks the closing of the local drive. The chairman . stated a few returns have yet to be made on the number of seals mailed out to local residents earlier this month, and she urges all individuals to mail back the enve lopes in order that a final count on the .drive can1 be' made as 'soon as possible after Christmas. ., i Reports received thus far indicate' that local . residents have responded splendidly to the appeal for funds, used to fight tuberculosis and the committee is.hopeful that this year's drive will be the best ever conducted. A final report on the sale of Christ mas Seals will be made by the chair man shortly after the drive closes and the committee has had an opportunity to tabulate all of the returns. From New York Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hefren spent tw ir A w, . if S. . S. Hollingsworth at Jamesville, Md. They were accompanied home n (,va-vm tTwi . iuii nuu luia by iMias Marjorie Hefren, from New York City, to spend the, holidays with them. , , From Holland Mr. And Mrs. Harvey Norfleet and children will spend the week-end with Mrs.' Baker Wood and Miss Hulda Wood. , , Milton Oail;Sr, Elected As Chairman Of Perquimans PMA Committee On Friday Early Edition Th's week's edition of The Perquim ans Weekly has been printed and comes to its readers several days ahead of the' usual schedule. This stepping up of the press schedule will enable the editor and the printers of The Weekly to enjoy a vacation dur ing the holiday season. Editor and Mrs. Campbell will spend the Christ mas holidays with Mr. Campbell's 95-year-old father at Shelbyville, Indiana. In this issue of The Weekly, the merchants and business men of the community . are sending season's greetings to the residents of this trade area and to the readers pf The Weekly. These fine expressions of greetings tell of the appreciation mer chants hold for residents of this area, and for the patronage of local stores during the past year. Indians' Basketball Schedule Released Conference basketball games to be played by. Perquimans High School in the Albemarle Conference for the 1953 season were listed today by Coach EUie Fearing and Principal E. C. Woodard. The Indians have already played three games in non-conference competition against Elizabeth City, Virginia Beach and Edents.,; The schedule of conference gams follows: , ' January 7-Camden, here. January 9-irWeeksville, there. January 13 Moyock. here. January 16 Griggs, thpre. January 20 Cenltral, here. . January '23 Kitty Hawk, here. January 27 Manteo, there. January 30 Camden, here. February 3 Weeksville, hem ' February 6 Moyock, there. February 10 KJriggs, here. February 13 Central, there. February 17 Kitty Hawk, there. February 20 Manteo, here. February 23-rConference tourna ment. ': Elliott Funeral 3 I Funeral services for Joseph F. El liott, 72, who died suddenly at his home in Hertford on Friday night at 11:30 o'clock were conducted Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the grave side in Cedarwood Cemetery by the Rev. A. L. Chaplain, pastor of the Hertford Methodist Church. Mr. Elliott was the son of the late Joseph A. and Kathleen Rogerson El liott and the husband of the late Mrs. Effie Winslow Elliott. He was a mem ber of the Anderson Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Thelma Elliott, Mrs. Eldon Winslow, both of, Hertford, Mrs. Dennis Holli- day of Enfield, and Mrs. Charles God win, Jr., of Williamstonr one sister, Mrs.' Annie Jordan of Drivers, Va., and one brother, Charlie Elliott of Great Bridge, VaT ":; : Rites Held Friday For Accident Victim Funeral services for Robert Preston Copeland, seven-year-old son of Mrs. Catherine M. Allen of Route three, Hertford,, who died Wednesday in Albemarle Hospital from injuries suf fered in an automobile , accident, were conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock at Twif ord Funeral Chapel in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Sigsbee (Miller. Burial was in the family plot near Woodville. I Surviving besides his mother, are nCr'C father, Kyree Copeland; a bro ther, Tommy and his grandmother, Mrs. Ora Byrd of Rout three, Hertford."- Holiday Guests Lt, Commander W. H. Hardcastle, Jr., end children of Boston, Mass., Admiral and Mrs. J. B. Lyon of Ar lington, Va., and John Lyon of Los Angeles, Calif., will arrive Wednes day to spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hardcastle. onducted Saturday Members Named In An Election Held Last Thursday Milton, Dail, Sr., was elected chair man of the Perquimans County PMA committee at a meeting of the coun ty delegates, held last Friday at the Agricultural Building in Hertford, it was announced by Helene W. Nixon, secretary to the committee. Other officers selected to serve on the county committee were: John Q. Hurdle, vice cha'rman; O. J. Lane, regular member; L. L. Lane, first al ternate; F. S. Long, second alternate. Helene W. Nixon was reappointed as Secretary and Ruby A. White as Treasurer. In the PMA election par. ticipalted in by farmers and land own ers of the county the community com mitteemen for the various communi tien were also elected as follows: Belvidere J. M. Copeland, chair man; J. L. Lane, vice chairman; Ed win S. White, regular member; Char lie T. Rogerson, Sr., first alternate; Joe W. Nowell, Jr., second alternate. Nicanor flElsberry Lane, chairman: O. Roy Winslow, vice chairman; Eli sha S. Window, regular member; Ar chie B. White, first alternate; Ellis Stallings, second alternate, ' t Bethel S. M. Long, chairman; Jiohu Corprew, Jr., vice chairman; T. Jittlian' Long, regular member; James ,R. Sawyer, first alternate, W. V. Brabble, second alternate; xl; '..- Hertford iPreston Nixon, chairroan; Louis G. Howell, vice chairman;' Jack E." Hunter, regular irtember; Joseph Layden, first alternate; Carroll R. Wfilliams, second alternate. .New Hope Stephen D. (Banks, chairman; J. Elmer WooJ, Jr., vice chairm'f.r.; Belyin Eure, regular mem ber; Chester A, Butt, first alternate; Marvin Caddy, second alternate. ; Parlrille 'Elmer L. Miller, chair man; J. Clifton Morgan, vice chair man; John A. Bray, regular member; Claude Williams, first alternate, Julia" R. Mathews, second alternate. The County Committee and the com munity committeemen will play a big part during the coming year in car rying out the farm program in Per quimans County as it is related to the Production and Marketing Administra tion.. F.NNi Javcee Man Of Year Francis Nixon, Hertford young man, has been selected to receive a special Award of Merit a. Young Man of the Year, to be presented by the Hert ford Junior Chamber of Commerce in observance of- National Jaycee Week during the early part of Janu ary. , Mr. Nixon was chosen from a list of candidates, submitted in the first annual contest of the local organiza tion by civic clubs of the county. Se lection of the winner, the Man of the Year, was by a committee of three ineligible men. Selection for the honor was no easy task for the committee, each candi date having a list of accomplishments during the past year which were con sidered as achievement for community betterment.. Mr. Nixon is a veteran of World War H, a member of the Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the American Legion, a member of the Hertford Fire De partment and is active in many pro jects for .the youths of the communi ty. , . . VFW To Sponsor Holiday Dances The Garland H. Ownlev Pnsf nf th Veterans of Foreign Wars will spon sor two dances during the Christmas New Year holidays, it was announced here today. Both dances will be held at the VFW Hall. v The Post's annual Olriwtm dnna wtll -Ka Mi) mi nMiitm. :vt n- cember 25, and the New Year's dance will be the night of December 81. Because of th limits f VFW Hall two admission tickets will be permitted each member of; the Post, and individuals desiring to at tend the dances are urged to contact one of the members early to secure a ticket '