;: i2!iM; WEEKLY
Volume XVII. No. ,0.
"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 28, 1950.
5 Cents Per Copy
AAUJiicA.. .uHLLLUt liOca iN iO ACTlOiN UN fcOKiiA This photograph of 155-mm. howitzeri
firing on Northnrn Korean invaders on the firing line in Southern Korea was transmitted by radio
photo on July 10. The picture is remarkable when it is remembered that the photograph was mad
amid battle smoke and unfavorable weather conditions. (U. S. Army photo by SgL Turnbull.)
Djfendcnf s Cond
flared i Forfeited
Dy Reccrdzr Judge
Eight Cases Handled
By' Court In Session
Theodore Mallory, Negro,' arrested
on July 3, by Sheriff M. G. Owens on
charges of destroying property of Ri-
li TTnvdla 4aaA fn unruinr in IRaflnrit.
, .j -rr
I 1 era Court hei .Tuesday of this week
posted by Mallory for hia appearance
- was ordered forfeited by Judge Chas.
, .JoHnson. 'iMallory, it 1 alleged,
destroyed, the tires, headta . and
. . radio' antennae and .window ear
; owned by ffinrdle. . . -y
' The, cases" o Lea Thatch, .charged
wilfc ; carrying a concealed weapon,
'..Thomas' Arches, harted; wjp trafla
V.- J"ri;"ii-tax-pM )u6raoiltUa4ninMU inoN4tbi personal
kihner, chai'wWTsellftig nontax'
paid liquor,!, w&a Afttfjf ued, unal.Au
Kust, due tjMaIory'sfaikire 'to ap-
: pean !A11 four ofcses were connected.
' Other hearings held at . the '""court
term Tuesday were those of James
White and Eaten Jones, who entered
: pleas of guilty to charges .of speeding.
Each of the defendants was ordered
to pay the costs of court.
Walter Herring entered a plea of
guilty to a charge pf speeding and
paid a fine of $5 and costs of court.
A fine of $25 and costs were as
sessed against William Hackney who
entered a plea of guilty to a charge
of reckles driving.
; the State took i til pros in the
case in which Dan Roberson ' was
- charged with aiding and abetting in
; , a breaking and entering case.
George Harvey and Herbert Brown,
. both Negroes, were found guilty of
charges of being drunk and assaulting
- each other. " Each defendant was or
dered to. pay of fine of flO and costs
Theater To Install
Patrons of the 'State Theater are
promised another Improvement for
their t entertainment pleasure with an
announcement today by B. L. Gibbs,
manager pf the theater, that arrange
ments have been completed for the in
stallation of an air-conditioning unit
for the local movie house.
Two 10-ton . air-conditioning units
have been purchased by the Carolina
Amusement Company for installation
at the iState, and these units are ex
pected to arrive here for installation
within the next two weeks. The Trane
Company of Greensboro will install
the units, it was announced.
Increase For Year
, 'Praldent Truman en'
, , The Perquimans County Farm Bu-
reau will hold its July quarterly meet
. ing Friday night, July 28, at 8 o'clock
at the New Hopo Community' House,
i( wa announced today by C C Chap
pell, president of the group. ' ; ;
' A, F Edwards, of the State Farm
' Bureau, will b present to discuss the
' livestock industry in North Carolina.
He will also. talk briefly on the peanut
program as it is now1 revised for 1961.
A motion picture," Controlling Foot
and Mouth Disease in Livestock will
be shown as part of the program, Mr.
ChappeU urges all Farm Bureau mem
ber to attend and hear the important
discussions to be earned out
PcrQuimans B?W '
Club Met Tuecday
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club held its regu
lar monthly dinner meeting on Tues
f f night at the Hotel Hertford; Kiss
' lalia Wood' presided over the bust
Urnl Alice Towe, program chairman,
-nted " an ; interesting ' program
" included a talk by Mrs. Dorothy
:y on the Hervey Foundation. A
'"f by. Mrs. Essie Burbage and
. with contest in wh.ich mem
, tinlr nart. ' '
E'ixabetb Grevenwald ,won the
T) will bold its August met
! .:c:Iay, Attjfust 9, .ft t'
c ' -;e at Virginia Ceath.
income and corporation tjaxes to raise
five bilhon dollars this year so neip
offse't the 10 billion expected to be
spent! for hiilitary purposes Con
gresses expected to act on the re-
auest. and will likely hike all taxes to
about,, one-half of those paid in 1944.
The . President indicated that further
increase in, taxes may be asked for
next year. No break down was given
on who would pay the extra five bil
ion in taxes but Treasury officials
said about three billion will come
from individuals, 1 billion from cor
porations and the balance from plug
ging loopholes in the present tax
-American forces in Korea continue
to fight a ; delaying ' action , against
overwhelming odds, to gain time to
build up men and material to atop the
Communist offensive. U. . ana Koutn
Korean troops ;lost additional ground
during this week, and rports state
the Bds are within 770 miles of the
U. S. nort of Pusan. U. IS. Air Forces
continue heavv strikes against lied
troons. material depots and communi
cation lines tut it appears the
strength af the Reds is of sufficient
force these strikes have not hamper
ed the Communist advance. ,
. North CaroUna'a Civilian Defense
organisation got under way this week
with th annointment of E. Z.lJones
as State Director. He requested may
ors to appoint local directors immedi
ately to expedite the organization on
local, levels. , National' omcais nave
said that total organiatlon will nbt be
ready until September, but the North
Carolina directof reports fhia State
will have plans well under way by
hat time. i' ,"i , ,v 1
Conrresa 'this week approved gi-
lation lifting the ceiling -orfUie sixe
of the Armed -Forces, ana to require
qn additional" yearns service by men
whose enlistments expire between' now
and July 9, President Truman U ex
pected tot sign these measures when
received at the.'Whlte House. -
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Licer.ge Examiner r
TaMng Tiae Off : ?r
' H. Il Dail, Perquimans County Li
cense Examiner, is bh Ills' vacation
and will not be in Hertford for the
purpose of - giving driving testa , until
Wednesday, August 1, ft wa : an
nounced here this, week, if ', , , f J
Kotoristj desiring, to apply for drlv
ers licenses or to renew their present
lic s are requested to make appli-
c j at the State Highway Patrol
i ft r'-'beth City.
I a I 1.'X return to daf-y here
-i 1 and wfli be a'.uneJI
tt t i -.t nouse.
A steady and continued growth of
the Perquimans County Library was
revealed here last week in an annual
report made by the County Library
Board for the examination of the
State Library Commission.
This report showed that during the
past year the local library circulated
a total of 39,699 books through the
white and colored libraries and the
bookmobile. This circulation has
grown steadily during the past three
years, and indicates even greater
growth in the years to come. The
library has a total of 7,765 books and
1,166 registered borrowers.
The report was released after being
tabulated by Mrs. ISilas M. Whedbee,
member of the Board.
The growth of the local library has
been in the fate of some handicaps,
one of which is lack of space for the
many volumes the libraryjiow owns,
and the shortage of space for reading
rooms and reference rooms m the li
brary proper. Mrs. Whedbee pointed
out nun hick oi space wunin uie li
brary now forces the Library Board
to keep many of the volumes on the
bookmobile at r 11 times. She also said
that 'because of insufficient room the
Board was unable to continue the pur
chase of all books, on an annual basis,
that it is supposed to buy under the
supervision of the State Commis
Members of the Library Board have
consulted with the County Commis
sioners and Town Board concerning
a new library building, with larger
quarters than now available, but thus
far no definite plan has been worked
out for this situation.
tod of Education
Request State Funds
For Winfall School
Construction Of Build
ing Started This Week
Members of the Perqimans Board
of Edcation held a special meeting
Thursday night for the, purpose of
signing forms requesting the release
of State funds to be used for the on-
struction of the Winfall Union School
- The formality of preparing these
forms at a special meeting as for
the purpose of presenting the request
at the next meeting of the State
Board to be held the first part of
August, and according to John T. Big-
gers, County School Superintendent,
to cause no further delay in the con
struction of the building.
Mr. Biggers added that materials
for the new school started arriving
here last Tuesday and he expected
work will actually begin on the foun
dation of the building by the latter
part of this week.
The O. W. Godwin Construction
Company of Dunn "has the contract
for the new building, and officials of
this firm have complied with all pre
liminary action necessary to start con
struction. Insurance on the building
has been purchased as has the per
formance bond, which guarantees that
the contractor shall construct the
building according to the architect's
In regards to the bond issue elec
tion,ito be called by the Board of Edu
catioh, Mr. Biggers stated that peti
tion requesting this election are be
ing drawn and will probably be placed
in circulation sometime late next week.
. He also announced that Mrs. Burrus
ChappeU, commercial teacher at Per
quimans High - School for the past
several years, has tendered her resig
nation effective immediately. He
safd ;he has had several applications
for the position which is now open
and expected to fill the vacancy next
week,.,. i., '
On County Road
Construction work on the Beech'
Springs road, which is under the su
pervision of the Highway Commis
sion, is progressing rapidly, and sur
facing of the road is expected to be
started within a short time, it was
announced this week.
State highway crews have been
working for several weeks on the
road, taking out curves and preparing
the roadbed for the laying of a hard
surface on the six mile stretch lead'
ing through the Beech Springs com
The project is part of the 43 miles
of road improvement scheduled for
Perquimans under the road bond pro
Charlie E. Umphlett, 76, died Mon
day morning at 9:40 o'clork, after an
illness of four years, at ..the home of
bis son, Lathan Umphlett, in Eliza
He was a native and lifelong resi
dent 6f New Hope and the husband of
the late Mrs. Nettie Haskett Umph
lett .He is survived by four daugh
ters, Mrs. Henry Peel, of Ocracoke;
Mrs. S. S. Hoskins, of Hertford; Mrs.
Dave Ratcliff, 6f Smithfield, and Mrs.
James Ferebee . of Elizabeth City;
sons, Archie W. of Columbia, S. d;
Lathan, of Elisabeth City;' Santos, of
Durants Neck, and Haywood of Smith
field; one brother, Elliott Umphlett, of
Durants Neck: and 10 arrandchildren,
funeral services were conducted at
the graveside ir the family cemetery
Tuesday afternoon at A o'clock by the
Rev. W. B. Perry, pastor -of the Berea
Church of Christ " '
During the services) ; the, church
choir sang "Going Down the Valley"
and "Rock of Ages."
) Pallbearers- were, J., T.' Godfrey,
Freeman Umphlett,' N. C. Spivey, C.
D. Splvey, B. L. Spivey and Ralph
Proctor. ,, " ' , ', v v-r ,-,
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t BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
.'. Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Teams, Jr., of
Wake Forest announce the birth of a
son. W. B. Yearns; in, horn Thursday,
July 20, at Ro Hospital in Raleigh.
Mrs. Yeraia is th former Hist Mar
guerite Ward. , ' '
j -QUARTLitLY MEHNG ' I ,
Quarterly meetinjr will be "held at
Up River Friends . Church Saturday
and Sunday, July 29 and 80. The
rev Homer Barker of Graham, N. C.,
ll be the principal Breaker. The
public is cordially inv;tH. W. attend.
Agent Says Weevil
Still Crop Threat
County Agent I. C. Yagel, reported
this week that good growing condi
tions -and recent rains have caused the
boll weevil to increase and continue
as a major threat to the county cotton
crop. He said that State College ex
perts advise that there is still time
for farmers to save crops by dusting
and combatting the growth of weevils.
"Cotton growers should follow the
recommendations made by this office
in regards to dusting, Mr. Yagel con
tinued, ."if they hope to increase pro
duction this season."
He added that a weekly survey, be
ing conducted in Perquimans County,
on the weevil situation indicates that
one or two applications at long time
intervals is a waste of time and ef
fort and that applications should be
applied three to five times within five
Reports on general crop conditions
within the county vary according to
communities. Opinion seems to be
general that cotton is going to be
short; and this is in line with the nat
ional! report that the U. S.' Cotton
crop will be the shortest in history;
peanuts have been damagd consider
ably by; recent rains and young corn
is also retarded. JOlder eorn, accord
ing to some reports, withstood wet
weather conditions fairly well and the
yield Should be fair to good. '
Held Sunday P, M.
Funeral ' services for Edward D.
Copeland, 82, resident of Winfall who
died at the Albemarle Hospital last
I nday mqrning, were -conducted at
Bagley Swamp Pilgrim's Church Sun
day afternoon at four o'clock by the
Rev.1-Ray Smith and-the Rev. Coy
Saunders. 1 ' 1
During the' services the church
choir Bang, Safe In the Anns of Jesus,
Abide With He and In the Sweet By
and By. i, s. .v-
Surviving are one son,. Howard, of
Winfall; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie
Cartwright, 'of ' Perquimans i County;
Mrs. Clyde White, of Winfall; Mrs.
Sam Nixon, of HamUm, Va- and
Mrs. Howard Chamberlain, , of Farm,
ington, New Hampshire. J ' '
Pall bearers were Joseph Winslow,
Dennis Winslow, ; Thomas . Nixon,
James Truebleod, Elwood White and
Winford Smith. - " , - , 1 j , '"
Burial -was made In the Cedarwood
Cemetery. ' , ,
DRAFTBOARD HERE NEARS ORGANIZATION
EXPECTED TO OPEN OFFICE BY NEXT WEEK
War Scare Buying
Causes Prices To
Sharp increases in prices of some
grocery items, clothing and hardware
was reported here this week in a sur
vey made by this newspaper. War-
scare buying n some parts of the
country, and uncertain plans for pro
duction are listed as the reason for
Buying in this community has not
exceeded normal purchases, with the
exception of one item, sugar, the sur
vey indicated. Sugar had all but dis
appeared from many local grocery dis
play counters within the last 10 days,
and the price on this item has in
creased several times.
One retailer stated that his sup
pliers have advised him of increases
on coffee, which advanced four cents
a pound for four straight weeks, lard
Meats of all kinds have increased
in prices during the past three weeks.
Retail price on frying size chickens
hag advanced 10 cents.'
Clothing merchants state that some
prices on cotton items have advanced
but little increase has been noted in
woolen goods. Piece goods also have
Canned vegetables and fruits have
shown little inclination to rise in price
during this period. Hardware items
have likewise increased very slightly,
Washington officials in the Com
merce and Agriculture Departments
have denounced heavy buying and ad
vancing prices, saying that the na-
tiori is well stocked with foodstuffs,
such as wheat, butter, eggs, milk, etc.,
ond that there are sufficient raw ma
terials and enough manufactured
items in the U. S. to go around. These
same officials urge the public to buy
lormally and not for hoarding pur
Cecil C. Winslow and R.
C. Murray Named as
Reorganization of the Perquimans
County Draft Board was nearly com
plete tnis week with an announce
ment that two members, Cecil C.
Winslow and R. C. Murray have ac
cepted appointment as members, and
local omcials believe the third mem
ber will be named within the next day
The third members of the local
board is being sought to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
Thad C. ChappeU, who resigned from
the local board last Saturday.
Appointment of Selective Service
Board members is made by the Clerk
of Superior Court, chairman of the
Board of Elections and Superintendent
of Schools. These being W. H. Pitt,
W. F. Ainsley and J. T. Biggers.
Office quarters for the Selective
Service Board are being sought, and
it is also believed the office will be
reopened in the Elliott Building, above
the bus station. A contract for the
rental of this space has been offered
A number of applications for the
position of clerk of the Draft Board
have been received but as yet the po
sition has not been filled.
Plans for opening the local office,
possibly next week, were made at a
meeting of the Board held Wednesday
afternoon, as were plans for the
transferring of all records of Per
quimans registrants from the depot
at Elizabeth City vo the local office.
No formal Instructions, except for
organization, have been received as
yet from State headquarters but un
official reports indicate that calls for
selectees will come shortly.
Present plans for Selective Service,
it was reported, is for local boards to
select registrants in the 25-26 year
age bracket for premduction exam
inations first, then move down theiage
brackets from 25 to 19.
For John Mansfield
Funeral rites foi John Henry Mans
field, 78, who died last Friday morn
ing in the Albemarle Hospital after a
long illness, were conducted at the
Lynch Funeral Home In Hertford at
four o'clock Saturday afternoon by the
Rev. E. G. Willis.
A native of Nansemond County, Va.,
son of Henry and (Henrietta Mans
field, he was a member of the Bap
tist Church. He had lived most of his
life in Perquimans County.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs.
Walter, Davenport, of Washington, N.
C, Miss Ruth Mansfield, Mrs. Har
ry Thatch, Mrs. Charles Ward, all of
Hertford, and Mrs. James Small of
Edenton: two sons, Raymond, of Eden
ton, and James of Gulf port, Miss.; two
brothers, Richard, of Richmond and
Will, of Suffolk, Va.
During the funeral services music
Selections were rendered by Miss Mary
Las alter at the organ.
Pall bearers were William Hobbs,
Frank1 Ward, Edgar Long, William
White, James Thatch and Julian Long.
i Burial was in the (Bethel Cemetery.
For Mrs. H.C. Stokes
Mrs. Ruth Clarke Stokes, 58, wife
of Henry Clay Stokes, Sr., and daugh
ter of Mrs. Celeste Clarke and the late
Rev. Randolph Clarke, died at her
home here last Thursday evening at
six o'clock, following a lingering ill
ness. 'She was a member of the Methodist
Surviving besides her husband and
mother are two sons, Henry Clay
Stokes, Jr., of Hertford, Randolph C.
Stokes, of Sanford, a daughter, Mrs.
R. M. Riddick, III, of Langley Field,
Va., two brothers, Paul W. Clarke,
United States Army, and Randolph
Clarke, Jr., of Blackstone, Va., four
sisters, Mrs. J. S. Crawford of Ports
mouth, Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Moundess,
of Washington, D. C, Mrs. J. R. Art-
cheson of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs.
Mary Clarke Winslow of Elizabeth
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday morning at 10 o'clork at the
Hertford Methodist Church with the
pastor, the Rav. Ben O. Merritt, of
During the services, music was
furnished at the organ by Miss Kate
Pall hearers were Henry Stokes,
Henry Clay Sullivan, Vivian Darden,
Douglas Darden, Thomas Sumner and
Interment was made in Cedarwood
Club Holds Meeting
Members of the Belvidere Ruritan
Club held their monthly meeting last
Thursday : night at the Community
House. A delicious meal was served
by -the Belvidere Home Demonstration
During the business session the
Ruritana ('fcussed a number of pro
Jects 'the lub has . under considera
tion for ' sponsorship. - Tim Perry had
charge of the program for the meet
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County 4-H Clubber
Wins State Award
Clarence' ChappeU,' Perquimans 4-H
Club member tied for first place, with
Ira Cline of Catawba'' County, in the
4-H Club cattle. Judging contest held
this week at State College, Raleigh,
in connection with the 4-H Club Week,
it was announced Tuesday night at
an evening program held t State Col- -lege.
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Young Chappell is the ton of "Mr.
and Mrs.' Clarence ChappeU of Belvi
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AMERICAN LECIQN TO MEET
The William Paul Stalllngs Post of "f
the' American Legion will hold its ;
regular meeting Tuesday, August -3,
at T.-80 P. M., at the Agricultural ,r
Building In Hertford. All member
are, urged to be present. "4 V -