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Volume XVII. No. 31.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 4, 1950.
5 Cents Per Copy
ITcy On l!:2T0 Union
Building Expected To
- . Be . Completed Some
Time In? 1951
, '" Construction of a Union School for
' Negroes, on the site of the Perquim
ans Training School at Winfall, got
underway here this week, it was an
: nounced today by J. T. Biggers, Coun
e ty Superintendent.
; r 0, W. Godwin Construction Com
. pany of Dunn, which has the general
contract for this building has a crew
of workers on hand doing the prelimi
nary work, in preparation for rais
' ing the building. Much material for
i Jike construction has already arrived
and more is expected shortly.
. k The building, which is expected to be
, completed sometime in 1951, will con
. sist of 18 classrooms, an auditorium,
lunchroom and library. Nine of the
: classrooms will be used for elementary
. students while eight of the rooms
will be for the use of high school stu-
' dents. The building will also incor-j
. porate six classrooms now n use at
. the site, making a total of 24 class
rooms for the school.
. The new building will have two
wings, one for the grammar school
and one for the high school. The over-
'att size 'of the building will be 412
feet long by 178 feet wide: It will be
constructed of cinder block and brick,
the same materials used in, the con
struction of the new building at Per
quimans High School, and known as a
hrick veneer building.
' Total cost of the building will be
approximately $241,500. A large por
tion of this amount, $201,000 will be
' secured from state funds allocated
' this county under the school building
program and the reralunder wiu be
furnished by the eoontjr fram urpnu
" funds, earmarked toirar4hlclntec-
tlnn of the Nero school at Winfall.
County Game Warden
Explains Fishing Law
1 Eldon Winslow County Game War
den, issued an explanation today in
reply to a number of inquiries' regard
xaz fishine laws. 'He announced that
individuals coming': into this county
to visit with friends and relatives
need a fishing license for any kind of
fishing in the rivers and creeks of the
county. ' ' ":'
"There are no exceptions to this
rule", the game warden said. (Local
residents, planning to fish with pole
and line need no licenses for this kind
of fishing but non-residents of this
county are required to obtain a li
cense before fishing.
It is believed, that
materials for th's MldiiM; W
Ttractor that worl condition! will not
; effect secnrement -of the .materials
and the contractor will be aple to Ob-'
tain the materials and complete the
;1uilding construction on schedule.
Under this schedule the building
should be ready for use for the school
term, beginning in September 1951.
FifOi County Club
' Another Ruritan Club, the fifth for
Perquimans County) ' was organised
here last Friday night, at a meeting
held at the. Town Plant, and this club
: will be known as the Hertford Ruritan
. Curtis Olds of Norfolk, national
v president for Ruritan, presented the
club charter. Thurman Forehand of
South Hills. Raleigh Carver, Lt Gov
ernor for the- District and Charles
Ward of the Bethel Club were pres
( at and had part in the charter night
' . The Hertford Club was sponsored
by the Durants Neck Quo.
V Officers elected for the new club
niA. T. Lane, president: Carroll
. . I'.Uams, vice-president; Thomas Dail,
cocretary; Joe Layden, treasurer; Bill
Csx, aergeant-at-arms; C W. Dnling,
-lain, Philip Thatch, Preston jni
- tfrtwlnnri Ellintt. diiwetora. '
ll.e club will meet onthe: fourth
o'clock, .. ., - . , v .
L proximately ljOOO persons egis
t:r ,1 during the open house condocted
- n July 22 through July; 23 at the
' :i Gas and Coal Company's new
rjf,' It was reported today: ! by
las M. HarrelL - , f -
; ree prises awxi:i by the com
f in connection wi -a its open nouse
to Mrs. W. U. Perry, Sr., who
-si a gas range. Uri. Joe Cara-
who received a pressure cocsr
Gny Newby who received ci
iron.- . . . . f
, Harrell stated that he and his
-a were grateful for Ue In-
chown by . the public in. fee
home and fc-J aa' Iavi:
; .ise who were un&Lle to &t
5 ren house to visit -the new
ct : any time. T
Charges of Perjury
In Recorder Court
Fifteen Cases Heard At
Session Here Tuesday
County Recorder's Judge Chas. E.
Johnson issued an order from the
bench, in court here Tuesday morn-!
Mr. Winslow -also announced that n SoUc0,r s- Mc?ider
w AiivcBU$abo jiuBBiuie ciiares ux per
jury to be lodged against two wit
nesses, Lee Thach and Thomas Arch
er, both Negroes, who were testify-
Winfall Youth Victim Of Drowning In
At State Farm Week
new combination fishing and hunting
licenses are now on sale and that
boundaries for inland and commercial
fishing have been marked in the Per
Russia lost its first round of poli
tical action in the United Nations, 1
Tuesday when the UN Security Coun
cil voted 8-3 rejecting Russian pro
posal to sit representatives of Com
munist China as the nation's true rep
resentatives. Russia's member, Jac
ob Malik, then accused the United
States of aggression in Korea. His de
mand that the U. S. stop fighting in
Korea was his first speech in the UN
since January, when he walked out of
the Security Council meeting. x
American' forces in Korea, led by
tanks, attacked North Korea troops
west of Pusan on Tuesday. The count
er attack was the first for the Ameri
cans in Korea and, came when the
Reds were only 40 air miles from the
v k 1" j .. lr l tr
fvoretui ifon city. -. Aeyurui irum ivu-
rea state that U. S. forces there have
been reinforced with additional men
and supplies from the United States.
Still far out slumbered, the Americans
have consolidated their . lines during
s4$lhM.t'!ek. tm maintained most of
- -y tmr
, born T:
ground on. .the aovtoexn, sector Of the
fron$ b"t, theains, according to':re-
ports,. were not excessive. ,
. Eight U.' 8.- Congressmen-' have
called npoft President Truman to cur
tail spending Marshall Aid funds with
nations that refuse to take a strong
stand against Communism, it was re
ported from Washington this week.
Additional funds have been voted by
Congress for aiding (European and
Asiatic countries under the Marshall
plan, but the eight Congressmen want
this help suspended unless nations
rally around the United States' battle
against Red aggression.'
; All was ouiet on the Belgian front
Wednesday following several days of
strikes and ' violence throughout the
nation, after King Leopold had agreed
to abdicate, and turn over the Bel
gian throne to his 19-year-old son,
Prince Baudouin in September, 1951.
Kimr Leopold returned to Belgium
about 10 days ago to resume his re
gal powers, but many of his subjects
opposed the move because of Leo
pold's submissive actions . during the
war. The opposition led strikes, and
street riotina". during the week of
unrest . '
Congressional leaders reported this
week, after studying the price control
question, that President Truman will.
be voted the power to estaousn price
control and rationing if ne desires it,
Thna far. according to reports from
Washington, the Administration , has
taken the stand that these controls are
not needed- at the present time. .
rolled nnoh by many Congressmen
iA iriv an accountintr of the spend-
ing. of, military lunas aurmg bw gum
five years Secretary oi ; iwenB
Johnson thi week reported that most
of' the funds had gone to pay soldiers,
sailors, airmen and Marines part
was used for purchase of war equip
ment, planes, ships and some for re
search. Meanwhile,' several veterans
orgahisations have called, f of , the
resignation of Johnson as the De
fense Secretary.. : . '
Selectiv Seryice officials In Wash
imrtnn amiMineed : this ' week v that
prsent plans call for the drafting of
approximately 600,000 men uurmg w
next year. They pointed out that this
Cgttre may be- hiked If the..armed
forces csU for additional manpower.
Crtrty Dctrd To';fc
: ; :t I?cst llftnday
IT- ..hers' of the Perauftnans COttnty
Koarl cf Ccift!33ioriers will a la
.i next Koncay v ,
ii t 'S announce i t .-
'1 handle its t. 1 f
i 1 following' tl r -
of J c :
ing for the State in a case against
Theodore Mallory. The Court order
ed that if investigation warranted
charges be filed and the witnesses be
held on bonds of $500.
The Court order was issued follow
ing a hearing in which Mallory was
found not guilty of destroying a car
owned by George Overton, but was
found guilty of assaulting Overton.
The defendant was ordered to pay a
fine of $10 and costs.
Thach and Archer were also defend
ants in. the case, and Thach was found
not guilty of carrying a concealed
weapon, while Archer was found guil
ty of transporting non-tax paid liquor.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $25
and costs. Another defendant in the
case, Moses Skinner, was found guilty
of selling non-tax paid liquor and he
was fined $25 and costs.
Judge Johnson rescinded an order
forfeiting a $500 bond of Mallory's af
ter it was shown that the bondsman
had made special effort to produce
the defendant in Court
Costs of Court were taxed against
Thelma Sugerman, Joseph Rawles, Jr.,
and John Allen, all of whom enter
ed pleas of guilty to charges of speed
Frank Lumbro entered a plea of
guilty to charges of speeding and
paid a fine of $5 and costs of court'
bf Thach; was ordered to pay a
fine of $85 and .costs on a charge of
reckless 4rftar - ,: '
Costs of eotfrt wereasessed against
Charles Dewey who entered a plea of
guilty td passing cars unlawfully.
Charges of reckless driving against
D. T. Hurdle, were non-suited follow
ing testimony presented by the State.
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case of Will White, Negro,
charged with non-support.
Binar Means was ordered to pay a
fine of $50 after pleading, guilty to
two charges, speeding anl driving
without a license.
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case against Robert Simp
son, charged with reckless driving.
iFrannie Spellman, Negro, entered
a nlea of sruilty to a charge of driv
ing a truck, whose width exceeded
the limit, he was ordered to pay a line
of S25 and costs.
Henry Gordon, Negro, was found not
guilty on chorges of reckless driv
Doaii Still In
Members Advised No
Call For Men From
This County In Aug.
Officials of the North Carolina Of
fice of Selective Service are expected
in Hertford this week to complete ar
rangements for leasing of an office for
the local Draft Board and to perfect
the organization of the board, it was
reported Wednesday by Cecil C. Wins
low, local Board member.
The local board is as yet incom
plete, only two members comprise the
board, these being Mr. Winslow and
R. C. Murray. A third member is
being sought by the committee charg
ed with appointment of board mem
bars. A Clerk to the board remains to
be appointed also.
It was announced that the draft
board office will be located in the bus
station, building at the corner of
Church and Grubb Streets, this be
ing the same location the board held
before being closed down last year.
A lease for this space will be signed
with Headquarter Officials coming
here this week.
Mr. Winslow stated that he has
been advised by State Headquarters
that Perquimans County will not be
called upon to furnish any selectees
for the draft during the month of
August. The first call for men from , , " ,
this county is expected to be received ltThe Woodyille Baptist Church was
for September the Saturday morning, July 29,
CallsTor selectees for nreinduction ?' a P16 and lovely weddin? when
examinations are expected to run
about three times the number of men.
who will later be ordered for induc
tion. J his procedure will be followed
in orde to provide Selective Service
with sufficient selectees to fill Armed
(Forced calls for manpower.
State Headquarters has announced
Jhat; draft calls for the month of Au
gust will be filled by 34 draft boards
Perquimans River On Wednesday Morning
Class Totaled 1C3
IBoh Jordan. Countv Red Cross
Swimming Instructor, reported today
that '109 white children have com
pleted the swimming instruction offer
ed here during the month of July, and
were taught to swim during the class
es held daily at Harvey Point
The attendance, at the swim class
was the ' largest ever' recorded, and
each child who enrolled received indi
vidua! attention in order to master the
art of swimming, li .
This week Jordan IB giving atten
tion to intermediate swimmers, and
classes for these children will' be con
tinued on . a half time basis begin
ning next Monday. .:;; (,t
i Beginner classes for Negro chil
dren ibetween the ages' of six and 10
will get underway next Monday morn
in; the instructor, said. These class
es will be held at Perquhnans Beach,
under the , sponsorship of the Red
Cross and the Town of fiertford. -
Negro children desiring to enroll in
the class are advised to be at Hert
ford High School next Monday at nine
o'clock. Buses will transport the chit
dren to and from the beach. Classes
for1 the Negro children will be con
ducted daily Monday through IFriday.
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Perquimans County is being repre
sented at Farm and Home Week in
Raleigh this week by Mrs. J. D. Yeatcs
of Snow Hill-White Hat Home Dem
onstration Club, Mrs. Henry Elliott
of Chapanoke Club, Mrs. Fred Mat
hews of Hopewell Club, Mrs. Nina B,
White, Home Demonstration Agent,
and I. C. Yagel, Farm Agent, Mrs,
Yagel and children.
Among the special program features
for this week are a visit to the Gov
ernor's Mansion, address by Dean
Rusk, Assistant Secretary for Far
Eastern Affairs, Cotton Style Review
with Miss Elizabeth McfGee, 1950 Maid
of Cotton, tour to Duke University
and Morehead Planetarium at Chapel
Hill, address by Governor W. Kerr
Scott and an address by Mrs. Georgia
Neese Clark, Treasurer of the United
The group will return home Friday.
which have ben in operation contin;
ously. . Later calls win be sent out
other local boards as they' are
ganized throughout the state.'
Another reminder is issued to all
youths 18 years old who have not reg
istered for the draft to do so immedi
ately, and those who are soon to be
come 18 years old must register with
in five days after their 18th birthday.
Miss Mary 8. Layden
Weds F. J. Williams
At Woodville Church
Miss Mary B. Layden, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Layden of
Hertford, and Franklin J. Williams,
of Mr. Ralph Williams of Cam-
Nine members of the Hertford troop
of Boy Scouts, accompanied by Cecil
Winslow, scout leader, are attending
Camp Darden, in Virginia, this week,
it was reported today by Charles
The local scouts attending the camp
are Talmadge Byrum, Corbin Cherry,
Howard Felton, Charles Whedbee,
Herbert Nixon, Jr., John Holmes,
Noah Felton, Charles Johnson and
Taken to camp last Sunday by
Scoutmaster Skinner: Emmett Land
ing, Thomas Byrum and Francis Nix
on, the local scouts will stay until
Saturday of this week. During the
period the scouts will undergo special
training in Scoutcraft, swimming, life
saving and other scoui activities. .
Camp Darden is maintained by
Scout troops of this area, and large
numbers of Boy Scouts , attend the
camp each year. The representation
from Hertford this year is considered
very good.' '
Wildlife Oub To Hold
Special Meeting Aug. 4
The (Perquimans, County .Wildlife
Club will hold a called meeting at the
Court House in Hertford, Friday night
August 4, at eight o'clock for the par'
pose of selecting s county youth to at
tend the Wildlife State Camp, it was
announced . today by Charles Henc,
All members of the club are urged
to be present.- . ... , . . '
ParkvT.Ia Ruritans ,
To Stcsre Ball Game
The Parkville Township Ruritan
Club will donkey baseball
game at Hcmorial Field in Hertford
on Friday L'rht. August Z2 it was
announce 1 '
?ay byIIarvin- Itrbite,
' a club. ji ; ' "
a tie fimfe, f.T. . 4ue
r I la - cor. r
den and Mrs. Everett Flowers of
Portsmouth, Virginia, were united in
marriage in an 11 o'clock ceremony.
The Rev. G. M. Singletary, pastor
of the church, performed the double
ring ceremony before a setting of)
ferns and palms interspersed with
aisle baskets of white gladioli, snap
dragons and feverfew and 'seven
branch candelabra with lighted cath
Prior to the ceremony Kader Frank
lin White, pianist, presented a pro
gram of nuptial music and Mrs. J. A.
Bray, soloist, sang "Because" by
Guy D'Hardelot and 'I Love You
Truly" by Came Jacobs-Bond.
The bride was given in marriage by
her brother, Ralph Layden. She
wore a white ballerina length wed
ding dress of chantilly lace and nylon
net over taffeta fashioned with a fitted
lace bodice and full gathered net
skirt. The lace jacket styled with a
double breasted front, bracelet sleeves
and low neckline was buttoned up the
front with self covered buttons. Her
shoulder length vsil of imported illu
sion was arranged from a shirred
bonnet of illusion trimmed with lilies
of the valley. She carried a white
prayerbook topped with a white pur
ple throated orchid and showered with
stephanotis. Her only ornament was
a strand of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom.
Miss Jean Layden, sister of the
bride and her only attendant, wore a
ballerina length dress of glacier blue
nylon net over taffeta styled with off
the shoulder neckline finished with a
double fold. The taut bodice buttoned
up the back with self covered buttons
and was finished at the hip with a
peplum. She wore a matching picture
hat and elbow length mitts, and car
ried a nosegay of painted daisies and
mixed summer flowers with streamers
of verigated ribbon.
Ralph Cuthrell of Fairfield acted as
his cousin's best man and, groomsmen
were Willis Keith and (Lindsey
Bridgeman of Elizabeth City.
The bride's mother wore an ke blue
sheer, dress with pink haid braid hat
and gloves. Her corsage was a purple
The bridegroom's mother wore a
navy blue and white sheer, dress with'
matching accessories and. an orchid
corsage. . .
Mistress of ceremonies was Mrs.
Ralph Layden of Elisabeth City, sis
ter-in-law of the bride. ;.
Immediately following the ceremony
the couple left for a wedding trip to
Florida. For traveling, the bride
changed to a navy blue palm beach
suit trimmed in white ' with a navy
blue hat and white accessories. . She
wore the white purple throated orchid
lifted from her prayer boo.'
Mrs. "Williams is a J graduatO1 of
Perquimans County High School .and
SLuigSr Daughters Hospital School of
"ursing in Portsmouth, and at pres
ent is a member of the tuning staff
cf the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Wil
"S is a graduate of f'sabeth Cr
School an! !i r - t T.r'r: t
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Robert White Loses Life
After Saving Young
Robert White, 15 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin White, of near
Winfall, drowned while swimming in
the Perquimans River, at Knowles'
Landing located just west of Winfall,
at about 10 A. M., Wednesday morn
ing. The body was recovered about
11:50 A. M.
A rescue team, composed of Eliza
beth City Firemen worked with the
body for about 40 minutes attempting
to revive the boy, but these efforts
were not successful.
According to reports, young White
drowned while exerting himself in
saving little 8-year old Charles Mor
gan Umphlett, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Umphlett, who had dived in
to the water and appeared to be in
James Riddick, a young Negro boy
of Winfall, told this reporter that six
or seven boys, including himself, had
gone to the landing to swim. That
the Umphlett child was in a boat and
dived in the water near Bob White,
the child apparently became upset and
that Bob White told him (Riddick) to
bring the boat near where White and
the Umphlett child were in the water.
The Umphlett child was being held up
out of the water by the older boy,
and as the Umphlett child caught the
boat with his hands, the White youth
went under the water and did not
rise to the surface again.
The remaining children left the
scene and went to Winfall where they
reported the incident and immediately
a large number of men assembled to
search and try to save the White boy.
The rescue team from Elizabeth City
arrived at the scene at . about 11 A. M.,
and joined in the search for the body,
which was recovered at about 11:40
with the aid of grappling hooks.
Artificial respiration and an in-
halator were used in"efforts to revive
the boy, but .thee efforts proved futile
due to the length of time the youth
was in the water.
The body was removed to the Lynch
Funeral home pending funeral ar
Surviving besides the youth's par
ents, are three sisters, Marvina, Mar
garet and Juanita White, two broth
ers, Wayne and Billy White, his ma
ternal grandmother, Mrs. Dempsey
White and his great grandmother,
Mrs. Elsberry White.
Local Blood Program
May Be Incorported
In National System
Perquimans County's Red Cross
blood program, which has been car
ried out during the past year for the
benefit of civilians in this area, may
soon be incorporated into the national
Red Cross system to render aid to the
armed forces, it was reported today
by Charles Henc, county chairman of
the American Red Cross.
Mr. Henc stated that he had been
advised by the Tidewater Regional
Blood Center at Norfolk that Secre
tary of Defense Johnson has request
ed cooperation of the American Red
Croos in blood proceurment for the
Ben M. Jones, Tidewater adminis
trator for the program, advised Mr.
Henc, The re-establishment of the
kind of program conducted in World
War II whereby the American Red
Cross provided blood and Wood de
rivatives for use of the armed forces
means that your chapter is now in
the position of conveying a most vi
tal resource to our fighting men.
Though your present quota has not
yet ben increased, you are being asked
to do everything in your power to step
up production and make -available the
Mood and blood products which may
mean a matter of lire ana death to
some of your own boys.
During the war the American Red
Cross carried out a vast program in
securing blood for the armed forces,
and, according to Mr.: Jones, the pro
gram now will be carries out for use
of both civilians and military person-
neL , . f ' A-;:',l X:i
-This' county did not participate in
the Red Cross program during the war
years, the local program; being placed
in operation, only last year, and has
been fairly' successful in this county
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