V Volume XVIL No. 28,
T::;:pg Of PertpTos Draft Doml
Hertford. Perquimans County, North Oarolina.t'riday. Jnly 14. 1950.
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Diaie Jtieacauarters ice
port 64 Of f ices to Re-
; open; 400 Men May Be
: Perquimans County Draft Board,
? which was placed on the inactive Cat
last year, is expected to be reorganiz
ed and local Board offices reopened
" within the next wek or ten days. This
action follows the calling of 20,000
draftees for military service due. to
5 the Korean situation,
President Truman invoked the draft
law last week, after Congress had
voted to extend the law and immedi
ate needs for youths to serve m the
armed forces were reported by the De
fense Department -
The Perquimans Office was closed
last year, anfl au records of the coun
ty hoard were forwarded to Eliza
beth City. During this time the local
weixare Department nas served youths
of this countv in helping? to fill out
selective service Questionnaires and
registering youths who appeared at
the Welfare Office.
; Under the new orders which are
-.- now being sent out from State Head
quarters in Raleigh some 64 local
board offices an to be re-opened, and
' the report stated that an office will
be established in every county in the
North Carolina's first call, under
the new draft procedure, is expected
to be approximately for 600 men, it
. - was reported from Raleirir on Tues
day. Chairmen of all local boards
have been advised to seek office space
immediately in order that local boards
. can swing into action without too
,, much delav. '
The' Perquimans Draft Board was
composed oi two memners at tne time
'k-irai placed, on the inactive list,' the
nemoera .. ing xnaa unappea ana
William T, Jl, M(rtt. , A third member
.will ha named .it the: KS-oranlaatlon
ren last 'i'clivasmiiris'througn
3s "me -.t.b.t'1tz-.2ii --'.c- am
'- if IftlV BUUJCtl W CWf WIUI BVII1C U'
f eeptlcm, and i Tepf frim Washing-
: ton Monday" staled" that youths 25
- ' years of aee art erpected to be called
first under tho action ordered 'this
: Selective Service officials . report
i mat it wui lane aoout eu aays to start
. delivery under the draft, however, the
s draft can1 supply at least 00,000 men
within 90 days if necessary, the re-
:.x port stated.
Town To Enforce
State Law On Dogs
Hertford's Town Hoard
day marht to enforce a State law
which forbids dogs-running loose af
ter dark. The law will be enforced
locally beginning August 1, it was an
nounced by Mayor V. N. Darden.
A number of complaints havr-Heen
made to the Town Board concerning
uogs running loose atter dark through
out the town, destroying nronertv and
causing a nuisance. The action taken
by the Board, was deemed necessary
to curb the situation.
'Doer owners are warned to iroan
aogs penned up, or on leash if ner-
mitted off nremises after dark ha.
ginning August 1; otherwise the
fit M , .. - . I
er win xace court action and the ani
mal may be destroyed.
Eighteen Cases On
Forbes Hearing- Set For
umrt Term on Tues
day, July 18
r "uch Crop Dsmage
Crased By Rzins
Crois in , general in Perquimans
. County were looking very good up to
, last Thursday, and then the'rains
came,- and ; much damage has been
' caused by the weather during the past
" week, it was reported today by I. C
lagel, County Agent 'Bethel and
: . New Hope townships were harder hit
bjr wet ; weather during the early
Spring and crops in these areas were
, somewhat later vthan other sections.
, Some corn is showing considerable
water damage una weex, tne Agent
said. - , ' - - '
v Surveys made by the County Agent
V reveaiea mat cotton aqunrea iorm
. ing fast, but weather conditions for
4 ffca'naat. mMllr ha hflAfl Mnr nnfavnTw
able "tor successful dusting. ' Cotton
y on ' which toxaphene dust has been
nsed as much as 24 hours before a
rain is showing excellent results.
' The wevil count of punctured
squares in checked fields in the county-last
week showed , an average, of
aoout two. per cent in treated iiemi
and 25 per cent in untreated fields.
Dustings , should definitely be con-
tinued each week.' A- State survey
shows that adult wevils are still -coming
out of winter hibernation in woods
'1.. . , -.t'.y u 'ILu A .fc'
ana neas rows, tne .geus reiwnea.
Dispatches from Korea on Wednpa
day reported that American forces
had broken the advance of North
Korean tanks and infantrv. snm
en miles from the Kum Biver. Ameri
can elements in Korea have been re
enforced hv additional mAn and Aniiin.
ment, however, more and more men
and materials are beinar shiDned into
the area. American nlanes. necnnl.
ino; to renorts. have been active in
helping to stop the Bed advance. Little
activity on the Bart of . the North
Korean air force has been reported.
One report stated that Americans
have .set the Kum River line as the
line of 'no retreat" and that every
euort is toeing expended to halt the
advance, of the Beds past this point
in South Korea.,
ffemhera if" th TI. IS. Aannta tttia
weik,;eliednt9H other,, nations of
tne wonu,v oppajsmg'ommunism, to
seuu men . ma jvotph .in npi : tnn
American soldiers, now doir. all tlm
t .. ,i r . sm -
ngnting. ine demand was made, al
ter General Bradley told ,a Senate
committe that at least a token force
of UN men will be sent into the Pa
cific war zone. The Senators stated
that UN nations can not . discharge
their ' nblicatinnn aimnlv hv land.
ing the action being taken by the
unitea estates. ,,
North Carolina and Virginia con
gressmen .have worked out a com
promise regarding Virginia type pea
nuts to be grown in 1951, and if the
tvne is declared to he in (short aunnlv.
an increase in allotments will be per-1
mitted next vear. This renulted when
a DroDOsal to nlace neanuta into two
ciassiiicauons, on type and edible type,
was turned down by the Department
'Prices on 'a - tinmlhAr nf ifarnin hnvn
increaaed durinor 'the naat vtaaIc: and
the cost of living advanced another
notch due tn hnvincp on the nnrt nf the
people' believed to be actinor because
of the war situation. Bread, and meat
prices were advanced and heavy buy
ing has been reported on tires, bat
teries ana automoones ana trucKS.
Tia Extended For -TcnrJr.al
'An extension of time for making
r rr'ieation , xor Terminal wave . Fay
1. i been granted by Congress it was
r ounced today by Stephen H. Al-
1, .District Service CTicer of the
h Carolina Veterans Commission.
'.Tj extension . provides that vet
i who hare not applied f or fceir
i leave pay may have unta Jane
' 1 to make application.
, c!'rl veterans are v.r'-l t;
a t,'-?,ei coy of ts!r L-rr-
b and cc.
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Signed For Schools
J. T. ftiroAmi. Oonntw, iflnnArinbm.
Ident of- Schools, announced today the
signing of , Kicnard uavid or ureen
ville, to the position as band instrac-
tni tnr Pamnimnnn Hlffh Si'hnnl: Mr.
David will succeed Bert Ainsworth,
who had charge of the band here tor
the past six years. 1 - t
(Mi- rtnvid i a oraduate of 1WnY
ICreenville, and will teach' two classes
VJ. BUlifU OlfUUlCB HN1HW W UIMIMT-
iling the band. , ' . ,- , v . ' ,
. Mi. TtlMnra rAnnrtad that'' all va
cancies In Perquimans school faculties
have now been iuiea. - -
Enlnetr Victim ' I
Of Htirt Attack V:
Rnnnia WSlliam PlAKA. SF ' KA.' a
i NnrfnllrJSnnthAi-n .;. ., Railwa . enirinAar.
died suddenly Tuesday at 12$ P. M,
oi a neart attack wnue an wore nere
in Hertford.' ' .-.r... - .
iA nntivA nf' (Tanter -'1753 ' ba .had
lived most, of his life In South No
folk and had. been employed by the
orfolk-Coutaern for, SO. years. ,
Ke was the. sori of the late Frank
ara Ula Ke"y Pierce
Eighteen Cases werA diannsod i
Perquimans Recorder's Court, nrhinh
convened here Tuesday after being
in recess lasrweek. iNinp mui i;.fi
for hearing this week, were continued
unwi later terms of court.
The case of Dennis Forbes, ohamred
Ml Seven COUnta in the onnnaxtinn nf
i the death of Horace Layden last week,
.who oaf f aii 1 : : t ,
Dcv tui piciiniiiiuiy nearing at
the term of court on Tuesday, July
Costs of court were taxed against
cnester Baker, William Wilkins, Bruce
Lee, Earl Schneider and Polis Walk
er, Jr., all of whom entered nleaa
of guilty to charges of speding.
Fines of SK and nats nf
levied against Lewis Griffith and Jack
uodfrey who entered pleas of guilty
to cnarges of speeding.
Joseph Donnarman and Rnacml
Uwanawich entered pleas of guilty of
charges of speeding and paid fines of
iiu ano costs of court.
Herman Williams naid a fine of S25
and costs of court on a charsre of
driving without a license.
virgin tiregory. entered a plea of
ganty to a charge of reckless driv
ing. He was fined $25 and costs of
A fine of S15 and costs were taxed
against William Churchill on a charge
Cora Hurdle was found not a-uiltv aa
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cnargea ior failure to observe a stop
OOStS Of court were taxed na-ainat
Robert Perry on a charge of driving
witnout a valid license.
Merrill Layden was found tmiltv aa
'charged on a count of reckless driving
ana was given a 60 day road sentence,
t to suspended upon payment of a
fme-'ol $200i, $100 of this amount to
oe paid Milton Phthisic for damages
to his car And S2.7K to he
MM. Paul iBmith for hoanital MlTa
Layderi's car collided with the Phthisic
on June 24. causimr damao-eB
amounting to these sums.
Miles Blanehard. Jr.. waa found
guilty on two counts, driving drunk
and transporting non-tax-naid liaunr.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $150. 1
Prayer for iude-ment waa 'continued I
in the case chareinp Duncan Rreanlt!
iBleeker Elaine Hille was found guil
ty on three counts, .being drunk, using
profanity on the hiehwav and inter.
! f erring with an officer She was sen
tenced to jail for 60 days, sentence to
be suspended upon payment of a fine
of $150 and costs of court. An anneal
was noted in this case, and bond set
Gfes Final Report
Many Children Benefit
Ihrough Program Be
It. TI e wa a brother of 'Arthur
Alphonso White, 68. son of the late
Alphonso and Sally Phillips White,
died at 85 o'clock 'Sunday night af
ter an illness of two weeks.
'He was a lifelonor resident of Win-
, He-is survived by five sisters, Mrs.
E. B. Daughtrey, Mrs. J. H. Baker,
Mis Dona White and Mrs. A. R. Wins-
low, all of Winfall, and Mrs. L. M.
Simpson, of Elisabeth City; five bro
thers, Elbert White of Los Angeles,
Calif.. Joe W. White, of "San Antonio.
Texas, Opel White, of Baltimore, ML,
ana xom wmte ana toss Whiteiboth
of Winfall. : . -
Funeral services went inndiufad at
the late home in Winfall Tuesday af
ternoon at four . o'clock bv . the Rev.
!E. B. Edwards, assisted hv tha !Rev.
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a. i . Jiison.
Pallbearers ' -were Sialtnn ? mrhT(.
George Daughtrey, Edwin DaugKlrey,
Woodrow Daughtrey, Dick 'Baker and
Kiwood TYeatheny. . - - ;
Burial was in the family cemetery
The -funeral was unaer the dlmetfna
of the iLynch Funeral Home. ; s
1593 white children and 13(58
od were examined for defeats aiu-h a
visual defects, nutrition, teeth, ton
sils, heart, oropedic defects, hearing
loss, congential venereal disease,
weignt variation, etc.
ine first and third srradea in nil
schools were examined aa well a a
most children in all grades, including
nign scnooi, if they can be classed as
In all instances, the narenta were
invitea to tne school at an appoint
ed time for the examination, so that
the school nhysician could discuss the
(child's health in nerson with them
That is by far the best method of
health education. Unfortunately on-
i? 497 white children or 31 were
examined with a parent present. The
U. S. Public Health Service f, mi roe1
that at least 80 should he nresent
for the program to he o-ood. Nevt
year we hope that a far hither ner
cent of parents will be present f jt
348 or 22 of those examined had
repeated one or more srrades. Most
of these were in grades other than
nrst and third, in the schools as a
whole, this percentage (22) would not
be maintained because, as mentioned
above ( we selected the repeaters for
By far the most common defects
j found are dental. A total of 1157
children (60) have defective tem
porary teeth (179 or 11) are seri
ous. 349 (22) have cavities in the
permanent teeth (6 to 12 vear molars!
All parents of these children should
consider this a definite emerirencv and
see their dentist without , delay for
care, borne of these teeth could he
saved by filling, but far too manv had
advanced beyond the stage ,; where
thev could he saved. The narenta were
told or tne delects when nresent.' and
tne others were notified through let
ter soon after the examination. Fre
quently parents do not recognize the
permanent teeth and are oratefnl tn
learn the seriousness of cavities in the
year molars, and how to recowiize
these permanent teeth. Two white
children were found to have scabies
(itch) and five with pediculosis cap
ties -these communicable diseases are!
definitely on the decline. The children
are excluded from school and a note
sent to the parents urging that the
child be taken to the family nhvsician.
I for treatment. Other methods, for
clearing up the diseases are discussed
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371 or 25 of the white children have
naa their tonsils and adenoids re
moved. A large number of others
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5 Cents Per Copy
Town Commissioners Adopt Budget For
Fiscal rear At Meeting Held Monday fJiffht
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Tax Rate Tabled Until
August Meeting; No
Action on Library
County Board To Set
lax Kate On Monday
The Board of f!ommi 991 ATI OI rt frt
Perquimans County will meet in a
special session here next Mnndv
morning at 10 A. M., it was announced
Hertford's Town Board.
regular session here Monday nigfff,
today hv J. W. Ward, rwt t C nveiy adopted a budget for the
Board, for the purpose of rfontw ?7? r?.r he .fl8cal year 1950-51,
a budget for the present fiscal year 7h7 C V sami nditures
and setting a county tax te for .h'l yea.r .as during fhe last fiscal
property listed for 1950 taxes.
County Accountant W. F. C. Ed
wards is computing a tax rate to be
presentea to tne Commissioners, .haseri
upon tentative budgets already placed
before the Board for its consideration.
The tax rate for the past year was
$1.65 per hundred dollar valuation.
however, no estimate has been o-iven
regarding the rate for the current
year. Property valuation in Perquim
ans decreased durinsr the past vear
and it will not be known mitil after
the meeting Monday if this drop was
of sufficient size to force an in
crease in the rate to cover the 1950-51
Revival Services ; :
At Burg;cc3 Church - V
A series of revival services nTX Be
conducted at the T:
Church, brnniri -
was armor-' 1 ti-r
nev.,L O. V"
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The House of Renreaentativea
Monday passed a bill authorizing an
investigation of snad and herring dis
appearances in Albemarle and Pamlico
Sounds, North Carolina.
It was the bill introduced hv Con
gressman Herbert C. Rnnner in an of-
fort to alleviate alarmiiur denrenaea in
annual catches of commercial fish in
northeastern North Carolina.
The North Carolina nnnnrt.ment
Conservation and Develonment miurf.
ed tnat catches of shad and herring
had dropped around 80 per cent dur
inor the roast decade.
As it named the TToiioa the Mil ffi
inciuae more man tne investigations
in North Carolina, however.- It wfTl
direct studies of the same situation In
both game and commercial fishing
areas au along the Atlantic Coast
Particular emphasis will be placed
on the decline in rmaVer oatenaa In
Chesapeake Bay and the disappear
ance of weakfish -around the New
Jersey Coast; r ";
Should the. bill receive' the favor
of the Senate and the President, the
Studies . will, be undertaken . W tha
United States fish and Wild:: Ser
vfoa. After the study ts ma , the
Wild' ""a Service will L'ien reor
,to the t "rious states vious m, g
to ht." ; Ce declb.3 a.. J iicreai.: e
abun. 3 of the L
Teen-Age Boy Dies
Of Gunshot Wounds
Paul Wheeler. 13 vear old aon of
airs. Elizabeth Wheeler, and grand
son of Mr. and Mrs. Trotman ilWilW
of Hertford, was fatally shot by his
seven year old brother, James Wheeler
at apout 5 M0 Tuesday afternoon while
the boys, along with other children,
were playing at the radio shop of W.
It was reported that the children
were playing in the shop at the time
a d calibre pistol, owned by Mr. Long,
was discovered and picked up by the
younger Wheeler child. The gun was
unloaded at the. time, but bullets for
the gun were taken fro a desk draw
er and placed in the nistdl. It is
'believed that the gun was fired ac
cidentally, the bullet strikino- Paul
Wheeler in the back of the head, at
the base of the brain.
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the -bov was rushed to the Alhemnrle
Hospital where the bullet was removed
and treatment rendered, however, the
child died early Wednesday.
Funeral services for the vouth were
conducted at the Lynch Funeral Wome
Thursday afternoon at four o'clock, by
tne itev. u. w. uuiing, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church.
Surviving besides the mother and
grandparents are three brothers,
Noah. Richard and .Tnmea Wheeler
and one sister, Mrs. O. J. Bunch, of
Burial was in Cedarwood Cemetery.
year which ended June 30. Final
adoption of the budget will be made
lonowing the audit of the Town's
books, and a tax rate will he aet f-
the year following the approval of
the budget. It was reported, follow.
ing the meeting, that there appears
little likelyhood that a tax increase will
be needed, however, this nm'n'f will Ka
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determined Ty the audit of the books
sna the final approval of the budget.
Mrs. T. p. Bnnn and Si as M. Whed-
bee appeared before the Board, rep
resenting the County Library, and the
committee appointed to seek a new
Library buildiner. The representatives
requested the Board to consider ren
dering assistance to the committee in
securing a site for the new library.
Several suggestions were made dur
ing the discussion but no definite ac
tion was taken by the Town Com
missioners. Mayor V. N. Darden was authorized
to contact a water tank repair com
pany for the purpose of obtaining
prices for cleaning the town water
On motion ordered, the Roard au
thorized that a State law regarding
dogs running loose after dark be en-
lorcea within the Town of Hertford.
On motion made hv Cnmmiaainnar
Berry, the board voted to send four
delegates to the State Firemen's Con
vention to be held at Hendersonville
in September. It was voted that tne
local Firemen mill select two nf the
delegates and the Board named May-'
or v. n. warden and W. H. Hard
castle as delegates and S. M. Whedbee
and M. J. Gregory as alternates.
A discussion was held in retards
to double parking, especially of
trucks on Church Street and some
abuse of the narkino- meter nrdin anna
and it was decided that Town "PnnVo
will be instructed to make additional
checks on these violations and iino on.
forcement penalties if these abuses
Conference At New
Hope Church Saturday
The third Quarterly conference for
the Methodist Churches of the Per
quimans Charge will be conducted at
xsew nope cnurcn on Saturday, July
15. at 11 A. M.. it was announced to
day by the Rev. E. B. Edwards, pas
The Rev TTerhert Millar -.ill dA the
preaching and will preside over tile
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conierence. au individuals scneduied
to make renorts aria nro-ed tn he nre-
pnred to do so, Mr. Edwards stated.
This week's issue of The Weeklv
contains the notice of sale of tax
liens for delinquent 1949 taxes, as
nrenared hv Sheriff M. fl. ftwem nnon
orders of the County Commissioners,
I The sale of the taxes will take place
at noon on Monday, August 4th.
A 'slight increase ia noted in the
number : of liens bein offered for
sale this year, as compared to last
year. This indicating a dron in rolW-
uon oi taxes aunng tne past year.
Rotary Oub To Meet
At Bethel Tuesday
The Hertford Rotary Club will hold
its regular ' meeting next Tuesday
nlvt at 6:15 at the Bethel Communl-
t Vilnius, it waa innnmuuJ nA
Hc-rt N.-Nixon, president.i m -i
- At a meeting of the.cUA last Tues
day ni-Vt - TJch waa held at the
own r. iT.ixoa arl n. 1?
N. C. Farm Bureau
Asks President To
Aid Farm Program
President Truman has heen a aired
i by the North Carolina Farm Bureau
to appoint as early as practical an
overall committee to studv the oos
cultural situation in an effort to de
termine the beat permanent long
range farm program."
A letter to Mr. Truman aimed
A. C. Edwards. Hnnlrertnn WTOD
"The personnel of thie nnm:n.
should be comprised of, in our opinion,
representatives from those organiza
tions and agencies having a direct
agricultural interest in an agricultural
The State Farm Bureau nointed mit
that major actions or hano-oa in
national farm program at the cur
rent session of Congress are not now
anticipated, nossiblv "due
ment in the general farm price situ
ation." "However," the letter con
tinued, "the history of farm legisla
tion is that it is enacted during
The farm ornun o!d that .v .
, r vumv 4ii an C-l-
IOlt to Prevent thia nmim.... j
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to give careful and proper considera-
"u" stuoy or au farm program
proposals, as, well as new ideas, the
North Carolina Fan iDn...
odying some 77,000 farm families,
I requests by proper resolution of its .
Board of Directors that . . .
- an UBgOBieu
'0VSrt camm,ttee o appointed.
i - "Th main issue now apepars to be
fw, support prices and at what
level," the Farm Bureau said. v
nterous proposals are in the offfng
and ft is important that proper and
sufficient atndv ha , ; .
ort to prevent a hasty or disaa-
program ror agriculture and in
turn the rest of oar economy.' t .
"We have -made tremMd..
ss and Attained a better station -
in life, over the past few years as a
result of our farm nmvnim - vr. .
lice this projre?s nCt , f
solely to tie '- ' t
crors i . to .