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Volume XViLNo. 277" ? Hertford;iPerfluinra . 5 Cents Per rj0nv
" American troops, under the leader-.
hip of General MacArthur, have been
l committed to the battle in Korea. An
advance of the Northern Koreans
. pushed South ' Koreans back to po
sitions held by Americans, who enter
ed the battle with the use of heavy
artillery; American and Australian
warplanes . are .', engaged in combat
. against North Korean planes, and are
also bombing supply lines- and air
fields held by the North Koreans. A
report Wednesday stated that no con
firmation has been made of a report
that Russians are ' fighting with the
North Korean troops. ;
Russia, through its Foreign Minis
ter, tiromyko, has at last issued a
statement on the situation in Korea.
A Hussion statement blamed the U. S.
'for the incident and called upon the
United States to withdraw its troops
and materials from the country.
Meanwhile most of the members of
- the United Nations are backing up the
. United States on the Korean situa
tion, i A report Tuesday stated that
General MacArthur may be named as
supreme commander . for all . United
Nations forces in Korea, and that
tn'any cf .the .nations are preparing
to supply men for expelling the Nort'a
Koreans, from South Korea.
As il further step toward' Mocking
of Communistic invasions, a report
YCUT1I C:iD OF V;0Ii;3S ACHuHTTALLY
Horace Layden Victim
Of Shooting; Prison
er Faces Charges on
(Horace Layden, 18 year oM son of
Mr. and Mrs.' Anderson E. Layden, of
the Beech Spnngs community, died at
the Albemarle Hospital Monday night
at about 8:15 q clock -of shock alia
gun shot wound, accidentally inflicted
during a manhunt being conducted by
Sheriff M. G. Owens, near the Layden
home at aout 5:30 Monday afternoon,
Sheriff Owens was called to the
scene on a report that a young white
man, believed to be an escaped con
vict had assaulted Mrs. Freeland El
liott and stolen a 1950 Ford owned by
Mr. Elliott. The Layden youth aTSb
reported to Sheriff Owens that the
man had held him up with a shotgun
and knife as he entered the home of
his father, Anderson Layden. The
youth escaped and came to Hertford
to report the incident.
Arriving' on the scene Sheriff Owens
was informed by Mrs. Talmadge Star
lings that the man entered her home,
pointing a sun and knife at her and
ordered her to tell Mr. Layden, who
was pursuing the man, that nobody
was. in the home but herself. The
man escaped from the Stallings home
by knocking out three glass panes
from a window and then jumping
fiora Berlin this week announced that through the window, and ran into a
U. S. Commissioner MeClofcj along corn field. Anderson Layden, fol
with Britain - and France, are now lowing the man, fired twice at the
willing to permit the organization of suspect with a shotgun.
a state police force within western, sheriff Owens and the Layden boy
Germany." West German- government
officials have petitioned , for such a
force for months but the Allies !uve
rejected all proposals to date,
A report from Washington Tuesday
.. revealed that the U. '' government
finished the last fiscal year $3.1 oii
- lion In the red. He-'ever, this final
' figure was 40 per cc t under ifl esti
-mated deficit BrpecU..' The -;J
( figure of five billion dollar waVinade
In April. ' '
fc Army officials in . Washington,, on
v Wednesday, announced there are, no
""immediate plans for calling out
serve troops or drafting of men be-
' ause of the Korean situation.
Hertford Lions To
' Members of the Hertford Lions OA
will meet tonight at the Town Plant
for a regular meeting and will install
' : new officers for the club lor the com
Ing year, i"; f,,1 f
. Clinton Eley, -tecently electedi . as
' . nresident of the club will succeed J. S.
Bass. Other officers to the installed
. fare J. T. Biggers first vice president;
F. A. McGoosran and I. C. Yagel, sec-
' end and third vice presidents, Sidney
-Blanchard, , secretary, Ballet Evans,
" Lioii tamerJarvis Warfl, Ti Twister,
Paul Fisher, R. R. White and Charles
l ivn iliaAfni-a."
The meeting' will start at the regu
lar bour and all raembera i are , urged
to be present vV . ?
iites Conducted, For
, ;iFuneral service for ' ;Hrs,, Mary
. Ann Chanpell. 83.", wh died at her
; home In Belvidere A at noon Monday,
were conducted at the home Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock under the
l direction of the Lynch Funeral Come.
Urs. Chappell is survived by' one
son, N. W, Chappell of Belvidere; four,
daughters, Mrs. Neaite w. cnappeu,
I 'rs, Nellie 6. Chappell, Mrs, Norta
, rper of Belvidere and .Mrs. Sadie ,C
' Ttm of Hertford: 13- krandcKldren,
12 great grandchildren and a number
tf nieces and nephews ,-'v - '
, Che was the daughter of , the late
- e and Martha Copeland Chappell
1 the wife of the -late wuuam
:ial was Ln the family cemetery
zz Beard r.Ic.bcr
j. T. P. Brinn, was sworn in as
Ler of the Perquimans County
'f Education, at a special mret-
' l.e Eoart lat Fri.Jy after-
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entered the field together, to locate
Mr. Layden. They -were joined short
ly thereafter hv Noah' Feltoh. Jr..
Talmadge Stallings and Marion Cope-
land,' all of whom were armed and
searching for the man. ' ,
pheriff Owens reported ,"that Mr.
Felton fired his gun and sai$ that the
mas was i "right over the in1 the
corn": vereupn' the Bhef t request
ed-the men with hlnfto reia where
they were and (ud he wacgomg into
ceedinr about v75- yards th Sheriff
said he saw an individual and ordered
him to 'halt and fired his weapon when
the 'individual ran.The shot hit the
Layden youth in the hip.
, Sheriff Owens and the boy's fath
er rushed the youth fothe hospital
immediately where be received treat
ment for the wound and shock.
Shortly after the shooting of the
Layden boy, we man was captured
by. the rest of the posse, which in
cluded Noah Felton, Jr Marion Cope-
land, J Talmadge Stallings, Herbert
N. Nixon, Police Officer Robert A.
White and Highway Patrolman Green.
The man gave his name as Dennis
Forbes, a resident of ' Elizabeth City.
Sheriff Owens stated that charges
will be filed against Forbes r for as
saulting Mrs. Frteland .Elliott, larceny
of the Elliott ear, breaking and en
tcring the homes f Anderson Layden
and ; Talmadge Stallings, assaulting
Horace Layden with a deadly weapon
and assaulting Mrs. Talmadge Stab
luwrs with A deadly -weapon.
.'Forbes, who was slightly infured by
gun- shoi-was. ordered. taken, the
hospital for treatment, which was ren
dered quickly and was thereafter
placed in the Elisabeth .City v jail,
imndincr removal to the. jail Sere,
The Layden youth died at the hos
pital at about 8:15 P. M.,' after ef
forts to revive him had failed. .
The shotgun " carried by Forbes,
when assaulted the Layden boy and
Mrs, "Stallings had feeen stolen from
the Layden home. ' It was' found ; in
the Stallings home where Forbes left
it. ln escaping- from the house.
v fRWhai tttnit to Hertford sometime
Monday mornipg in the company of
Dan' Roberson, after he (Forbes) had
been released from a prison camp
nearv AhoBlde, at 6 A. M, Monday
morning. ; Forbes is reported to have
stated he. served a 12 months road
amtence for theft1 of an automobile.'
Roberson was placed in custody by
Sheriff Owenf of fluestioning in con
nection with the case and is being
held pending further investigation.
'"Sheriff Owens secured: 5 confes
sion from Forbes on Tuesday' after
noon. ,tt i T'f -e ', . t ..- a
"Members of the Perquimans Board
or Education are considering plans for
holding a bond election to determine
whether or not residents of this coun
ty favor the issuance of bonds to raised
money to complete the county's school
building program. Definite action as
yet has not been taken, but the Board
is seeking estimates for construction
of additional rooms at Hertford Ne
gro school, lunchrooms for Perquim
ans Central Grammar and Hertford
Grammar schools. , X , : i
It is also likely a $30,000 county
debt, due in 1953, may be included in
the question to be settled by the citi
zens of the county. Probable amount
to be asked for in the election will
be $175,060 if the $30,000 is included
ir. the amount to be raised. Other
wise the total sought for school pur
poses will be approximately $145,000.
Spoken On lm 25th
Cafers Action On
School House Bids
Lowest Bid Submitted
Last Friday Higher
The wedding of Miss Evangeline
Patricia Roach, daughter of M Sgt.
and Mrs. L. J. Roach of Cherry Point,
and Sidney Thomas Layden, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Layden of
Hertford, took place at the Cherry
Point Marine Ail Base Chapel Sun-;
day, June 25, at 2 o'clock in the af
ternoon. The Rev. Chaplain John
Kleekner officiated at the double ring
The church.- was decorated wui
white gladioli against a background df
palms and fern, and was lighted by
cathedral candles. -
e A program of nuptial music was
it. I rendered byairs. L. ,M. McKries, 6T-
!r1 ianfStv'-"" ten ; x jjt v :t a -
1 . lap Jjriue, jivhii in marriage oy nci
uather, was attired In a street length
dress, of whit lace with taffeta trim
med with matching hat and white ac
cessories. She wore a corsage of pink
rose buds with baby breath.
Miss Hope Grey of Elizabeth Uty
was maid of honor and the brides
only attendant. She wore a dress of
blue crepe with white accessories and
a corsage of white carnations.
Doward N, Jones, cousin of tne
bridegroom, was best man.
The mother of the bride wore al
dress of beige crepe with beige and
brown accessories and her corsage was
gardenias. The mother of the bnde
arroom wore a cocoa sheer dress with
Beige accessonss and her corsage was
After a recention at the home of
hrirfe'g narents. the couple left for a
wpddimr trio; after which they will
make their home in Hertford.
'Perquimans County Board of Edu
cation has deferred action on all bids.
received by that body last Friday af
ternoon, ior tne construction of a
union school for Negroes at Winfall,
it was announced Wednesday by John
T. Bigger. Superintendent of Schools.
Four base bids, for the construction
cf thj building, were received along
with four bids for the electoral work
and Six' bids on the .plumbing and
The lowest base bid, for general
construction, with a number of al
ternates omitted, amounted to ap
proximately $234,000. Low bids for
the electrical, plumbing and heating
work totaled approximately $36,620.
Second low bids on the projects were
only slightly higher than the ones
Totaling bids for all construction
amounted to about $270,000, which is
in excess by some $30,000 the amount
approved by ths State Board of Edu
cation to be expended upon construc
tion of the school.
Following the opening of the bids
lest Friday afternoon, members of
the local Boars) of Education and ar
chitect, J. W. Griffin, conferred with
the contractors who submitted bids
for the purpose of reviewing the plans
and costs of construction.
Inasmuch as the State Board of
Education has approved expenditures
of only $240,000, for this building;
that being the total amount of funds
available for the school, it was re
ported that there is the possibility
that .the local board will reject all
the bids and possibly have the archi
tect redraw the plans mid then call
. Th -architect is .expected ,tt tft&ke
a report to the Board on his findings
regarding the review of the plans to
Funds available for the construction
of the school amount to $240,000.
$200,000 still remains in the sum to
be allocated this county from State
funds, and the balance is a surplus
fund which will be made available by
the Board of County Commissioners
for the building of this school.
COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS PASS ON VARIED
AGENDA AT SESSION HERE LAST ftTOKOAY
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First Cotton Bloom
The first cotton bloom of fhe sea-
sjn, taken from a county cotton field,
was turned in at the office of The
lerquimans Weekly. Saturday. Julv 1.
oy jn. uurdie of Belvidere.
Mr. Hurdle reported that he found
the bloom in his field earlier Saturday
As !ii.! been the custom of The
weekly, a one year subscription will
be awarded Mr. Hurdle for beinjr the
iirsi to Dnng a cotton bloom to this
Hazel Mathews brought in a bl- m
on Friday afternoon, but this bloom
was. taken from a group of plants
growing adjacent to his service sta
tion, and could not be counted as an
entry in The Weekly's contest.
libs Li"hn Swiaspn ,
Resigns Local Post ; .
Miss Lillian . Swlnson, assistant
home aeent for Perquimans and Cho
wan Counties, has resigned her posi
tion, to assume tH -post as County
- t f . Onslow Cou.. "? It was ru-
i a ie me'ngr f t the CrzrS-
Ji -!- ers V 9 1" .day.! r
tie lc:J post, becomes ef
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Buddy Poppy Sales
Rot Sum Of $4123
Buddy -Poppies sales, conducted th
Perhuimans County by the Garland
tOwnley Jost of the VTJW, on June 24,
netted a sum of I4S.Z3, it was reponea
Monday by Edgar White, who served
as chairman of the VFW committee in
charge of the project.
Mr. White, on behalf of the VPW
Post, expressed hit .thanks to the puo
i f nr the sunnort fioveh to fKe sate 6
poppies, and stated that funds raised
will be need, to aid disabled veterans
and theu; families. ( , , , . ,
Destruction Of Car
Sheriff M. G. Owens reported Mon-
4-H Judging Team ,
At Short Course :
! Members of fhe Perquimans County
4-H Club Judging team will compete
iri contests to be staged at a short
course to be held in Raleigh on July
24,'. it wss reported .today by I. C
Taget, County Agent
The local 4-H Judging Team has
been receiving training under the di
rection of E. h. Topping, Assistant
County .Agent, and has been showing
much improvement in Its work. ,
Mr. and Mrs. John Decker announce
the birth of a son, born Wednesday,
June II, at the Albemarle Hospital,
miTxihCy. Urn. 4 Decker is ',tf-e
f, ner L.'. iche Kay Ennc: .
day that warrants for four Negro
men had been issued following an in
vestigation of the destruction of an
automobile owned by Riley Hurdle,
Theodore Mallory was charged with
destroying personal property, to wit
the auto; Moses Skinner was charged
with seluns- non-tax paid liquor; Lee
Thach was charged with carrying a
concealed weapon and Thomas Archer
was charged with transporting non
tax paid Junior. ;
Hurdle's car was almost demolished
sometime after midnight Sunday
moring,, all glasses in the car being
broken, headlights knocked off aitd
all four tires were slashed. A state
ment given . Sheriff Owens by Lee
Thach is reported to. have involved
the four in the crimes on which they
are charged. ,
Sheriff Owens stated that the four
will be given hearings at the July 11
term of Recorder's Court
High School last May. He was an ac
tive leader in Perquimans 4-H Club
work and Future Farmers of Amer
ica. He was a candidate for vice
president of tho North Carolina 4-H
clubs last year.
He was a member of the Anderson
Methodist Church and was president
of the -Young People's League, of the
Besides his parents, he is survived
by one brother, Elliott Layden; one
sister, Mrs. Archie Riddick of Belvi
dere and his grandmother, Mrs. C. S
Pallbearers were Lindsay Barber,
Delaney Winslow, Kelly Miller, R. S.
Chappell, Percy Rogerson, Nathan
Spivey, Marvin Hampton and Wilton
Flower girls were Lizzie Ward,
Maywood Nixon, Wilma and Kather-
ine Goodwin and Irene Hunter.
'Funeral services were under the
direction of the Lynch Funeral Home.
Burial was in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Orders the Transfer of
Funds For Construc
tion of School
Perquimans County Commissioners,
meeting here in regular session last
Monday authorized the transfer of a
surplus fund of $40,000 to the Board
of Education to be used in the con
struction of a Union School for Ne
groes at Winfall. The transfer of the
money will be effected upon need by
the Board of Education. The funds
are now invested in government bonds
which are to be sold when the transfer
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
Officer, appeared before the Board
with a tentative budget for the Health
Department for the fiscal year, call
ing for Perquimans County to allo
cate the sum of $6,432 for this pur
pose. The Board requested Dr. Mc
Guire to cut one-third of the nursing
budget from this proposal and reduce
the allocation as much as possible. It
appears that this decrease in the new
budget may be effected.
The Board of Education presented
a tentative budget calling for an out
lay of $38,200 for that department
during 1950-51. This permits a de
crease of five cents in the Board of
Education tax levy for the current
year, as compared to last year. The
tax levy for schools last year was 40
cents per hundred, and under the bud
get as proposed the rate will be 35
cents per $100.
A request was placed before the
Board that it petition the State High
way department to resume the work-
Funeral services for Horace Lay
den, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson E.
Layden, were conducted at the Ander
son Methodist Church Wednesday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Earl
Young Layden early this year was
State winner of a 4-H Better Electric
Methods contest and represented his
county and State in a national con
test at Chicago. He was an out
standing graduate of Perquimans hnir of about of a mile of road
in New Hope township, known as the
Deep Creek Road.
J. W. Ward, Clerk of t&e Board re
ported that a preliminary tabulation
of property listed for 1950 taxes
shows a decrease in valuation of
$221,717 in the three townships of
Hertford, Bethel and Belvidere. Fig
ures for Parkville and New Hope have
not been compiled but it is estimated
about $125,000 can be added to the de
crease in county valuation.
On motion ordered the Board in
structed Edgar White, County Super
intendent of Welfare to advise Mercer
Thomas to move from the County
A report on the Boll Weevil infesta
tion and survey of the county on this
situation was given to the Board by
County Agent I. C. Yagel.
flew Legion Officers
Installed At Joint
County Board To Hold Meeting Thiirsd
R, S, T Drivers Now
Attention .is called to the schedule
for renewing drivers' licenses which
includes names ending- in R, S and T
beginning July 1 and -continuing
through December 81. .
During this period there are a num
ber of holidays and tome of the ex
aminers will be on vacation. Drivers
who are affected are. therefore, urged
to take their examination as soon as
possible. - i 1 -. -
Sale Of New Cars
4329 To Date
May's new car sales- numbered 11,-
528 brin"ing total sales for the year
t 43.&-J, the, North Carolina De
partment of Motor Vehicles reports.
Truck " totaled 2.83T,' bringing;
the year'. to 11,023. In the
3ame mc year truck ' sales
were listc 7 and car antes at
7,483. ' , , . r $ 2 j, , ' .( V.
Ford Ici ln sales of cr.'" t i 2,
Vso! C-v-'-, i i , 3
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Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners will hold a
special meeting on Monday, July 17,
for the purpose of setting a tax rate
for the current fiscal year and adopt
ing a budget for the year, J. wTWard,
Clerk of the Board reported today.
Some preliminary work on the bud
get has already been done Sut the
overall schedule remains to be com
pleted. Several governmental depart
ments have submitted proposed bud
gets however, none have been adopted
All of this work will be completed at
the special session on July 17.
At Winfall Church
Bishop W. W. Peele of Richmond
will nreach at the Epworth Methodist
Church tat Winfall on Sunday after
noon at 2:80 o'clock, and . will dedi
cate the new Sunday School room. It
was announced today by the Kev. k.
B. Edward, pastor of the church. The
public is invited to attend.
In Recess Tuesday
Peraulmans County Recorder's
Court was in recess on Tuesday of this
week, in observance of the national
holiday, July 4th. All cases listed on
the dorjeet of ibe court were ser for
hearing at the July 11 term of court. .
RotarV Club To
:ieet Tuesday P.M.
- The Hertford Rotary Club canwlted
ita regular n-.eeSirj for Tuesday; of
tub week due to t.ie holiday. The
Club members wiu mr:t Tuesday night
t the-ToTn Tbnt st f:lS P. M. A
fry i i t rte meet-
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion and the Hertford
Unit of the Legion Auxiliary held a
joint meeting Thursday night at the
Agriculture Building in Hertford.
New officers for the units were in
stalled as the organizations bearan
their new year.
Officers installed at this meeting
were: James Snipes, commander: R.
E. Matthews, first vice commander;
Elliott Layden, second vice command
er: J. Kelly White, third vice com-
mander; Charles Skinner, Jr., adju
tant; Jack Kanoy, finance officer; C.
C. Banks, service officer: F. B. Nixon.
athletic officer; S. C. Broughton, ser-geant-at-arms;
E. B. Edwards, chap
lain; F. T. Johnson, guardianship; W.
T. Willoughby, historian; S. G. Chap
pell, membership chairman; B. C. Ber
ry. Rnva Stuta and sMinnl anmtv!..
J, Holleman, child welfare; W. Q. Hol
lowell, graves registration officer; R.
K. White,, oratorical contest; W. D.
Landing, Sr., Americanism; W. A.
White, Boy Scouts; . . Elwood Perry,
Sons of Legion, and Bernard Proctor,
(Following the installation services.
reports were made; by Doris Faye Al
tai and Mary Sue Cook who represent
ed the local Auxiliary at Girl's State
Woodland Church To '
Dedicate New Building
' The Woodland Church will dedicate
its new building with special services
and hold homecofflflljf flay on Sunday,
Jury 9, it was announced toSay. .
' The dedication services will start at
11 A. M when W. W. Peek, . Bishop,
will deliver the morning sermon.
Members of the Woodland Church,
and the public are cordially invited -to,.
attend the services. 'i
' tsra ANNcTKcrri:p ';' . " "
Kr. and Mrs; Horace Webb an-,
nounee the birih of a daughter, born '
Saturdpy, June 24. KraW-.1 I fore
I ? r vzn I" s pe- r "v