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(President Tnunm made a radio
talk to tHe world Tuesday night, fol
lowing his return from a conference
with General HaoArthur. The Presi
dent pledged American ai,d to peoples
: . of all Asia, as well as the rest of the
world, to attain and defend the peace
of free nations. He called upon Rus
sia 'to halt its aggressive tactics and
to strive, 7 also,' for world peace.
iSpeaking strongly against agigres'
eion, , the President warned - Russia
this nation does not seek war but will
"fight to defend its liberties.
r United Nations forces in Korea
hare routed Red troops in the drive
on Pyongyang, and the capture of
the Red capital was expected by
Thursday. Reports from Korea state
Red soldiers are throwing down their
weapons, and surrendering. Leaders
of the Communists, it is reported,
have .fled north into Manchuria. Col
lapae of the Communist forces is for
' seen as a quick end tto the warfare
-which has raged over Korea for the
past 15 weeks. i
, (North Carolinians are trekking in
to Raleigh this week for the annual
State Fair, which according to re
ports is one of the best ever staged.
Exhibits of farm produce have a big
part in the fair, and nave been view-
' ed by thousands attending the event
The candidacy of General Dwight
Eisenhower was tossed into the presi
dential ring for 1952 this week when
Governor Dewey told New York
- newsmen ' that .he- laeugUU Eisenhower
should be the choice of the Kepuoiican
Convention. "When questioned 'by ' re
porters, General Eisenhower issued a
Statement sayinir that any American
would be complimented by knowing
another American believed him to1, be
Qualified U; fill vttsi most fcnportant
ofnce in the nation. ;
herttordPerquimana County, North barolinaYiday, October 20, 195a
Plymouth Mars' Home
coming ; ontest By
. ' The 'Federal IU4em Board, at-
fimntlng to-curb Ini'ttlssn'-I a
UPTt t of re'1 -iotis this f-- ( f ,
" Larger down payments ; and shorter
time periods were announced on the
buying oi auxomooiies 1 aim mu
' fj household appliances. "Most of the
" rules now call for a third down pay
- ment on the article being purchased
' with only 15 'months to pay the bal
' ance. '
A report , from Washington this
week stated that a-hew study is be-
ing made relative to maintaining a
large- standing Army, Navy and Air
(Force, which :; if s- accepted wiu e
Icnown as Universal Military Service.
If adopted, this plan will do away
with Selective Service and supplant
military training as proposed by the
Universal Military "Training ,plan be
ing sponsored by many organizations.
The new phut would exceed any pres
ent plan in the amount of training
Riven individuals Inducted into the
armed forces. ,
Perquimans High School's football
team dropped its homecoming contest
last Friday night to the Plymouth
Panthers by a 21-Taeore,. Both teams
displayed a fine exhibition of offen
sive power but Plymouth, keeping
possession of the ball, held a decided
edge over the Indians. Plymouth
racked up a total of 16 first downs
while Perquimans collected eight.
Perquimans won the toss and elect
ed to receive the opening kick-off.
Starting on their own 20-yard line, the
Indians marched to the Plymouth 85
where they lost the tall on downs.
Plymouth moved from there to the
Perquimans 18-yard marker and this
march ended in a fumble with the
Indians recovering the ball. 'After
a series of scrimmages with neither
team showing an advantage, (Ply
mouth started a march in the last
seconds of the period which ended in
a touchdown for the visitors on the
econd play of the second quarter.
The conversion was good and Ply
mouth took a 7-0 lead. The remainder
of the period saw Plymouth keep pos
session of the ball moving in toward
the goal line, but the period ended
without further scoring.
Plymouth scored again shortly after
the kick-off for the second half, when
on an off-tackle smash the visitors
went 41 yards for a TD and with
the conversion the score went to 14-0
for Plymouth. The Indians, led by
Williams, Walker and Lane, march
ed for 70 yards and the only TD for
Perquimans tot make the score 14-7.
Walker scored the. TD and Williams
mashed, through 'the line for 'the
& The final quartei? saw both teams
playina- heads up ball with Plymouth
collecting, four fiMttjdown while the
Indians. a;.the,rJPeroians' de
fense tightened duris this period but
a quick opening play by, 'the visitors
gave them their third touchdown and
the victory. The final score was 21-7.
Sumner, Matthews and ghackleford
looked best on the defense for the In
dians , while Williams, Walker and
Lane shared high honors on the of
fense. Bateman was the outstanding
offensive power for Plymouth.
Fall Achievement Day;
Program On Oct 2Sth
Perquimans County Home Demon
stration Cluba Fall Achievement DaV
will be held on Thursday, October 26J
at 2:30 P. M. at the Perquimans
county High School auditorium.
Miss Ruth Current, State Home
Demonstration Agent, will be the
speaker for the program. Her topic
win be . "Music Appreciation" since
the theme of the program this year is
Among other things on the pro
gram, there will be a fashion show by
the clothing leaders in each club who
have remodeled garments this year.
Everyone is invited to attend this
Ready For1 Election
tf Absentee voting, which is permitted
1 only in general elections, may be art
ranged in this county by submitting
, written applications to W. F. Ains-
Jey, chairman of the Perquimans
V Board of Elections.
3 A .number of absentee' ballots have
ibeen prepared for individuals; desiring
4o secure tnem in order to vote in the
general election Novembr 7, but Mr.
Ainsley stated today he has as yet
received no applications, indicating
little interest in this off-year elec-
turn, A small rots is expected to be
registered in this county at this elec-
, Selectees Leave . i,
Fcr Army Induction
- A group of 10 young men, the first
contingent of selectees ordered induct-
. ed into the Armed Forces under the
teinactivmted Selective " Service" Law,
left here last . ilonday for 'Raleigh,
where they underwent induction ex
aminations and transferred to army
reception centers. . . , v -.
This group " rmy, fnd'Wees in
cluded Julian T u i -t U f- "
' lerbert Eure, Oil i I -rZ, ' ' A---i
Barclift, Ger:'I 1 7, . - 3
lings, Carlton Tou-' fc ; 3
larright.and t. c T e.
bers of the Roanoke College
1 Club wia present a pre ;m
eal selections 'at the r..:.'3
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The . Hertford Grammar -School
Parent-Teacher Association held its
regular monthly meeting in the school
auditorium Thursday, October 12th, at
8 o'clock. The president, Mrs. W. C
Cherry', called the meeting to order
and announced that Mr. David, school
band director, would lead the' group in
singing two songs, "The Ole North
State," and "God Bless America.'
During the short business cession
the minutes were read and approved
after which the State President's mes
sage for the month was read by the
secretary,-. Mrs. Silas Whedbee. A
report from Mrs. Eddie Harrell, dis
trict director, regarding the District
Conference, was read also. ' Miss Ruth
Elliott, " membership chairman, an
nounced that 178 parent had joined as
members of the PTA. Mrs. William
White reported on the number sub
scribing to the Association's Official
Magazine. Mrs. T. P, Brum, as room
representative chairman, appointed
committee to serve during the present
school vear 1 or each class room. Mrs.
Corbin Dozisr was appointed as chair-.
man -of a cemmittee to see that the
swtegrojeet on the school yaro,. was
competed. The organization voted to
participate in securing Perquimans
Weekly Subscriptions And to hold the
annual Halloween School Party in the
Hisrh School arymnasium. A commit
tee, with Mrs. J. A. Leete, as chair
man, was appointed to make plans
for an affair to be held in nonor oi
the teachers of the school in appre
ciation of the many things they have
The Indians will nlay their second! done for the school and pupils.
home s-ame of the season here to-1 The Bethel community, with Mrs,
To Locd Firemen
Self-Help Plays Large
rart In Defense
5 Cents Per Copy
night when they meet the Williamston
Green Wave in another , conference
contest! The game will start at eight
Polio Funds Sent To
'Responding to an urgent request
from National Headsuarters , of the
Infantile ' Paralysis Fbundation for
additional funds to help fight polio in
areas which have suffered epidemics
this year, directors of the Perquim
ans County Fund met here Tuesday
night and voted to ' forward 25 per
cent of the county funds to the Na
tional Foundation for use in the areas
where funds have been depleted.
The action , taken by the local direc
tors is in line with a policy which
has been followed in the past, Twice
in past years the County Chapter has
Joined with other counties throughout
the nation in helping other counties
hard hit by polio, and which had used
ud all funds to provide ; treatment
for boHo victims. -. . :;;. ' . f Vi
The county chapter, it was report
ed Tuesday, had approximately $2,000
in its treasury, and the directors vot
ed to send 25 per cent of this amount
to the National Foundation to be dis
tributed in counties where epidemics
this year have depleted all funds. The
local directors were of the- opinion
the funds remaining in the local treas
ury will be sufficient to meet all local
needs until the next drive for funds,
which will be held early next year.
Ennis Philips in charge, presented an
interesting program entitled, Happi
no Retina At Home." Mrs. Philips
gave the devotional by reading the
121st Psalm. Mrs. Wade Jordan gave
a most interesting talk, using the
program's topic as her subject.
"Home," a poem by Edgar A. Guest,
was given by Mrs. Ervin Long. A
vocal trio, "Sometime," was rendered
bv Mrs. Trafton Philips. Miss Blanche
Goodwin, and Miss Eunice- Long, ac
companied at the piano by Miss Made
lyn Philips, 'f' ; . '
-The meetintr - adjourned with the
drawing of the door prize wnicn.-.was
won by Miss Blanche Goodwin. .
County Fire Warden ;
Vrrr.3 On Permits '
J. W. Nowell, Perquimans County
(Tire T'a' en, today Issued a warn-
r t to re Jents of the county regard-
- ttr' ' t of fires in woodland areas
ut i mits. Tha Warden cajled
a atteiwon of . all persons' to the
general statute which prohibits the
starting of fires from the first day
of October to November 80, without
r-t obtaining a burning permit ."
aivised that these pern .is n--y
ur:! f aryre v ;ln
, i 1 ha -3d &3
til fLIJs, ditch li
Sylvia Ann Layden
Weds H. B. Miller
Miss Sylvia Ann Layden, daughte:
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. (Layden of
HobbsviUe, and H. B. Miller, son of
Mr. - and Mrs. 3. B. MiHer, of Win
fall, spoke their wedding vows Wed
nesday. October 11, . at A o'clock, '
The marriage was performed in
Elizabeth City at the home of the of
ficiating minister, the Rev. B, G. Wii
lis, pastor of the bridegroom.
The impressive- double ring cere
mony was used.
. The bride was dressed in a suit of
gray with .navy accessories. Her cor
sage was red rosebuds. v'V
; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Monds of Tyner
wers the only attendants.
Mrs. Monds wore a dress of . win
ter green with tlack and winter white
accessories h Her : corsage": was ?ed
carnations. . - - . '; .
'Civilian defense, plans as now be
ing made throughout America, and to
De used in case this nation becomes
a target for bombing raids by i
foreign power, were outlined to mem
bers of the Hertford Fire Department
at a steak supper tendered the fire
men last Thursday night.
l-aptain Carroll Parker, Director
of civilian defense for Elizabetn Ci-v.
tqld .the firemen that basis for civilian
defense is self-help, with the DODiila-
tion trained at the individual and
family level to meet emergencies.
Parker based his talk oh problems
as . outlined in the booklet recently
published by the Naitional Security and
Resources Board, titled "U. S. Civil
Defense,", which he told the group,
frankly tells defense workers what
should be done, but doesn't tell them
a great deal about how to do it.
Pointing out that atomic attack on
any point this side of the strategic
Norfolk area as being a small possi
bility, he remarked that enemy planes
which might be dispatched to carry
an atom bomb there, might also car
ry other less expensive types of death
and fire dealing missies to be dropped
on Elizabeth City military bases, or
on Hertford or Edenton.
Principal role to be played by de
fense workers in this area south of
Norfolk would be to provide emer
gency care and housing for thousands
of evacuees from there, if any enemy
attack should come.
Urging the defense planning in
Hertford to train' its citizens to iearr
to help, themselves, to keep necessary
and I inexpensive fire fighting equip
ment in the homes, such as a connect
ed garden hose, buckets of sand, a
Ion handled shovel, a fire extin
guisher, a . ladder and practicing the
best principles of fire1 preventfon in
the home. ' 'Parker told his audience
that this would be .the most important
job that could be done.
"Don't forget to stay on guara at
all times against subversive activity,
gentlemen," Parker said at one point.
"Fifth column activity along the na
ture of damage to power plants and
municipal water supply could do un
told damage to our population if war
should come, and I believe Communism
is present, in some degree at least, at
home." Referenec to home was in
this case taken to be the Elizabeth
Captain Parker was introduced by
Silas Whedbee, head of civilian de
fense in Perquimans County, v.ith
Mayor V. N. Darden, who is also fire
chief, presiding over the dinner.
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Board Of Education
In Special Meeting
Here Tuesday Night
New Janitor Named at
High School; Bond Is
Members of the Perouimans Coun
ty Board of Education met here in
special meeting last Tuesday night to
name a new janitor for Pernnimnna
High School, and take action on some
matters pertaining to the school build
T. W. Tilly, custodian and ianitor
at the high school for the oast sev
eral years, tendered his resignation,
effective Novmbr 1, last week. Ver-
T 1 r .
The Reverend Paul B. Nickens will'u V L
i. i. iL .. .(Die of Bethel was named to succeed.
Tilly as janitor for the school and is
be guest minister at the Hertford
Baptist Church the week of October
23-29. Mr. Nickens was formerly
pastor of the Murfreesboro Baptist
Church, then was a Navy chaplain
during World War II, and he is now
in his second pastorate at the Baptist
Church in Plymouth. Mr. Nickens is
favorably known in Hertford, having
preached in the Baptist Church dur
ing Holy Week last year, and wa3
commencement preacher at the Per
quimans High School last year.
Services will be held at the Baptist
to assume his duties on November 2.
The Board authorized J. T. Big
gers, County School Superintendent,
to proceed with plans for the instal
lation of a septic tank at the site of
the new union school for Negroes at
Winfall. This project is not includ
ed in the contract for the construc
tion of the new building. However,
costs of the installation are allocat
ed in the bid price for complete construction.
Some discussion regarding the spe-
Church each even in a- Vtnhpr
(except Saturday) at 7:30 P. M., and,cial election on the issuance of bonds
each morning at 8 on Tuesday, Wed-Ior tne . comPletion of the county
scnooi ounaing program was neia ana
it was reported that five civic organi
zations of the county, the Ruritan
clubs of Hertford, Winfall, Bethel, the
VFW Post and the Hertford Rotary
Club, have gone on record as approv
ing the bond election and the passage
of the bond issue.
A definite date for the holding of
this election has not, as yet, been
set, but inasmuch as it cannot be
held within 30 days of a regular elec
tion, it appears that -the bond election
will be scheduled for some date near
Approval of the bond issue by a
majority , of the voters participating
in the election will provide ways and
means for the Board of Education to
carry out the entire building program
in this couunty, and give this county
a modern consolidated school system
which will meet state requirements
for accredited schools.
nesday, Thursday and Friday.
Had Varied Docket
At Session Tuesday
Youth Found Dead
In Boat On River
Need County Iicer.
secure ts r:
- of tie fire.
Operators . of combines and Pea
pickers Were reminded today , )y J.
W, Ward, Perquimans County Regis
ter of Deeds, that they must secure
a county license before renting their
machines out for hire during the coin
ing harvesting season. '.-'
This license may be secured at the
office of the Register of Deeds.
" EIHT3 ANNOUNCEMENT : '
IZt. and Krs D. F. Reed, Jr an
Ts tL.!i of a soni D'irwood
. I HI, torn. Monday October
13, Li t e AK.'-'-arle Hospital, Eliza-
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Leroy Byrd, 21, was found dead in
his boat on the Perquimans River
near the bridge north of Hertford at
about 9:30 o'clock Wednesday mom-
in, it was reported by Dr. C. A.
Davenport. County Coroner, who af
ter examining the body, stated death
was due to strangulation.
Dr. Davenport was called to the
scene .after the body r had been dis
covered by Judson Bass. A report
stated Byrd and Bass had planned a
fishing trip and when 'Byrd failed to
appear for the appointment, sass
started searching: for the youth.
A renort stated the youth was sud-
iflct to attacks of illness, and it was
believed that while undergoing one oi
these attacks, he fell to the bottom
of the boat in such a manner that he
The youth was the son oi ir. anu
Mrs. Claude Byrd.
Weather Ideal For
i rfect fall weather during the
past three weeks has hastened the
harvesting of crops in (Perquimans
County, and reports heard , during the
past week indicate most farmers will
have: aonsed their crops oy.wte enu u
the next two weeks providing tne
weather continues good. : 1
Kenorta on crop production, neara
bv tout reporter, are somewhat het-i
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ter than expected six to eigne weexs
am. Several - producers wno nave
Dieted neanuts report 15 to 18 bags
to the acre, i and corn production is
also reported better than expected.
,' Prices on peanuts and corn are re-
oorted as tv)i but a decline jn prices
roti soy beans was noted this week.
A varied docket consisting of 14
cases was disposed of in Perquimans
County Recorder's Court, presided ov
er by Judge Chas. E. Johnson, last
Tuesday. Eight of the cases listed on
the docket charged the defendants
Roland Gilliam, Negro, who failed
to appear in court last week to an.
swer charges of reckless driving and
failure to report an accident, entered
plea of guilty to the charges this
week. He was ordered to pay a fine
of $50 and costs of court.
Albert Greenburg, William McEwen,
Walter Demasi, Floyd Knox, Ralph
Albers, Philip Strout and Clarence
Crain, all charged with speeding en
tered pleas of guilty and each paid
the costs of court.
A fine of $5 and costs of court was
taxed against Elliott Harden who sub
mitted to a charge of speeding.
Beverly Boyce entered a plea of
guilty on a charge of driving with
out a license. He was ordered to pay
the costs of court.
Judson Bass entered a plea of guil
ty to a charge of being drunk on the
highway. He paid the costs of court
James Collins, Negro, charged with
non-support, entered a plea of guilty.
He was given a 60-day road sentence,
to be suspended upon payment of
the costs of court and the payment
of $5 per week for support of his
Horace White, Negro, paid the costs
of court after entering- a plea of
guilty to a charge of being drunk on
the streets of Hertford.
George Whitehurst, charged with
Jon-support, entered a plea of gun
ty. He was given a 30-day road sen
tence, to be suspended upon payment
of62.80 for support of his child and
the costs of court.
Two cases were continued until the
next term of court.
At Meeting Of Local
BPW Club Tuesday
Auto Dealers Week
To Be Observed Here
local new car dealers will join
with the nations' automobile agencies
next week in observance of National
Automobile Dealers Week, it was an
nounced here today, and residents of
the county are invited to visit local
dealers' show rooms to' re-acquaint
themselves with the many services of
fered ear owners by ., authorised au
(National Automobile Dealers Week
sponsored by the National Auto
mobile Dealers Association, which is
one of the largest national retail or
ganisations in the nation, and which
composed of some 32,000 -factory
authorised dealers. .
' Another congregational meeting of
members of -the Holy Trinity Church.
will be held at the chinch Sunday'
morning, October 22, at 11 t'clock,
officials of tna . church ; announced
today. A0 members are urged to at
tend this service. 1
In observance of National BPW
Week, the Perquimans Business and
Professional Women's Club held their
monthly dinner meeting Tuesday
evening at Hotel Hertford, which was
beautifully decorated for the occasion
with colorful fall flowers. Members
and guests were presented with love
After the guests were welcomed oy
the President, Miss Hulda Wood, a
program was presented by Mis3 Thel
ma Elliott, who gave a talk on the
UN flag, Miss Dorothy Maynard sing
ing "The Golden Key," a club soig,
and Mrs. Dora T. Riddick, wno read
Miss Mildred Dozier of Rocky
Mount, director of the 8th District,
talked briefly on the history of the
BPW clubs, after which the elected
officers of the Perquimans Club were
installed with an impressive candle
light ceremony by Mrs. Ruby Blythe
of Rocky Mount, second vice presi
dent of the N. C. Federation of BPW
Among the guests of the club were
Miss Claire Hunter, IBPW business
course medalist of the PCHS 1949
1950 class, and five Girl Scouts, Shir
ley - Anne Skinner, Mabel Martin
Whedbee. Suzanne Towe, Katnenne
Nixon and Mary Winslow, who were
introduced by Mrs. Elizabeth Grune
Wald, under whom they had completed
a Junior Scout nursing. course.
Gifts -were - presented the visiting
officers by the former president, Mrs.
Alice Towe, and the attendance prire
was awarded to Mrs. Lois Stokes.
Local iAttorneys (At
First District Meeting
J. S. McNider, W. H. Oakey, Jr.,
and Walter Edwards, members of the
Perquimans County Bar Association,
attended the First District Bar Meet
ing, held last Friday at Washington,
The meeting, ah all-day affair, was
held at the Washington Country Club
with H. S. Ward, dean of the attorneys u
of this district, principal speaker for
the event. m, ' v