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Volume XVII-No. 8
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, August 11, 1950.
list J 13 Gpgs At
Session Cn tuosday '
Traffic Violators Make
Up Majority Of Cases
Handled In Court
Perquimans , County's . recorder's
court docket listed a total of 16 cases
disposed of at this week's session. A
majority of these eases were brought'
before the judge on charges of viola
tion of traffic laws. Most of the de
fendants entered pleas of guilty and
the Court was finished with the dock
et by noon recess.
Pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing were , entered by Harry Selig,
George : Hatch, -Ena Stock, Albert
Screwahi, ' Samuel ' Roth, Clarence
Gudinsky ' and- Joseph Mclnterney.
Each of the defendants paid the costs
A fine of $25 and costs of court was
t taxed against Gilmer Ellis who en
tered a plea of guilty to a charge of
' driving without a. license.
", Tim Ferebee and Hayward Ferebee,
Negroes.' charged with mutual as-
s sault entered pleas of guilty and paid
the costs of court,
Costs of court were assessed against
Julian Parson who was charged with
driving without a valid license.
Vernon Lee, charged with passing a
car illegally, entered a plea of guilty
and paid the costs of court
William White, Negro, was taxed
with the costs of court on a charge
, Jail sentences or one . week were
, meted out to Gold Lawrence and Char
lie Harrell, Negroes, when the former
- pleaded guilty to driving without a u
."' cense and the second defendant enter
: . ed a plea of guilty of permitting his
car' to be driven by a person without
. iieense.'..:: ., r,
t A verdict not guilty wis re
turned in the case of Hersey Phillips,
v Negro charged , with assault with a
. deudir we&Dasv i ;-:-'.,
For Robert White
'Funeral services for Robert White,
15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin White,
who was drowned Wednesday of' last
week following the rescue of a nine
year old companion, , were conducted
last Friday afternoon at four o'clock
at the Epworth Methodist Church at
Winfall, with the" pastor, the Rev. E.
B. Edwards officiating, assisted by the
Rev. Coy Saunders: of Bagley Swamp
'During the services, the church
choir sang, Are Ye Able and God Be
With You Till We Meet Again.
Pallbearers were Walter Umphlett,
Jr., Dolan and Gale Winslow and
Lindsay, Kenneth and Durwood Bar
Burial was in the Cedarwood Ceme
. A4 pws was taken by the state
Negro, with larceny.
. 1 The State asked for a continuance
of one week in the case charging Lee
f . Thach, Negro, with perjury.
Price Support Set
For Peanut Crop
The Agriculture Department an
nounced today that it will support
grower prices of 1950 crop farmers'
stock (unprocessed) peanuts at a
basic rate of 10.8 cents a pound or
about' $216 a ton.
. These levels are designed to as
sure growers 90 per cent of the parity
price of peanuts, as required by law.
Last year's vop was supported at
a base rate pf 10.6 cents a pound, or
$210 a ton.
be. limited to
American forces in Korea launched
their first offensive on Monday of this
week against the Communists. The
U. S., troops advanced several miles
toward Chinju for the purpose of
breaking the pressure on the port city
of Pusan. The Reds, however, coun
terattacked Tuesday and have crossed
tne Naktong iKiver defense line in
several places. Reports from Korea
indicate American manpower and ma'
terial is Increasing, while long lines
of communication is beginninjr to
hamper the Reds.
The Marine Corps issued a report
Tuesday that it will call up 80,000
Marine reserves during the next three
months. The move, announced in
Washington by a Marine official, is
part of a broad program to build up
the armed forces to wage the Korean
war and meet the threat of Com
nwnist aggression anywhere.
Discuss Plans For
.'North Carolina teachers who ipecu
dyiTit&ti,riaoi wflfwtmcemeBfr "of WiyfiluB
in ine state uenerai runa ai we ciose
of the fiscal year, were advised Wed
nesday by Governor Scott and the
Advisory Budget Commission that the
teachers will have ; to ' wait another
year to find out whether they get con
tingent, pay raises promised by the
'Maj. Gen. J. Van B. Metts, State
Director of ' Selective Service since
1940, has resigned and Col. Thomas H.
Upton, assistant to General Metts has
been recommended as the new direc
tor, it was reported from Raleigh on
Wednesday. CoL Upton, the report
stated, has actually directed Selective
Service since 1948, and is thoroughly
familiar with the State organization.
Now Underway; Hut
The William Paul Stallings Post,
No. 126, of the American Legion held
its regular meeting at the Agriculture
Building in Hertford last Thursday.
During the business session a num
ber of plana for Legion work during
the coming year were discussed and
reports made on the progress of some
Much stress was placed on the
Legion membership drive which is now
in progress under the chairmanship of
Shelton G. Chappell. It was an
nounced that membership dues for the
coming year will be $3.50, two and .one
half dollars of this amount goes to
national and state headquarters while
one dollar remains in the local treas
ury. Mr. Chappell urged all members
to work hard toward increasing the
membership in the local post He said,
"in times like we are going through
now, all veterans should work to
gether and the greater accomplish
ments can be achieved with the veter
ans united in the Legion."
The Legion is planning the organi
zation of a drill team and a burial
firing squad. Legionnaires interested
in being a member of the drill team
are asked to contact S. C. Broughton.
Plans for the completion of the
roadway to the Legion Hut and the
construction of that building were dis
cussed and co-chairmen Joe Nowell
and Julian Broughton are now select
ing, crews to start construction work.
Indications are that the local Legion
Post, under the leadership of James
P. Snipes, Commander, will have an
active and progressive year in Legion
work during 1950-51.
Full Budget Voted
Considering a request, made by Per-
auimans County's representative ot
the District Board of Health, Dr.
A. B. Bonner, and V. N. Darken, the
County Commissioners, who met in
regular session here Monday morning,
voted 'to approve the budget for the
District Health Department as pre
sented in July by Dr. B. B. McGuire.
This budget calls for Perquimans
County to pay out a sum, during the
fiscal year, of $400.00 larger for
Health Department services than was
paid out during the last fiscal year.
The Board re-elected J. C. Morgan
as superintendent of the County Home
for the next year. Mr. Morgan' has
served in this capacity for the last
5 Cents Per Copy
Local Draft Doanl
Set For Friday P.M.
Clarence Chappell, president of the
Farm Bureau announced .today that
there fill be a livestock meeting Fri
day night, Auguust 11, at 7:30 o'clock
at the County Agent's office at Eliza
beth City. This meeting is being
sponsored by the North Carolina Farm
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AirS. Cidna WinSlOW . IS Bureau Federation. Among those
' Atinninfafl Clurir Tn the program are Dr. D. W. Colvard,
appointed talent iOihead of the Diviaion of Animal Hus.
bandry of State College, and R. B
Ratchford, director of Farm Manage
ment. Mr. Chappell urges all Per
quimans County Farm Bureau mem
bers who are interested in livestock to
be present at this meeting.
Perquimans County's Selective Ser
vice Board, No. 73, has' opened offices
in the bus station building in Hert
ford and appointed a clerk for the
board, it was announced Monday by
Cecil C. White, board member.
The local board, as yet, has not con
ducted an official meeting but no
doubt will be completely organized
within the very near future,
Mrs. Edna Fields Winslow has been
appointed by the board as clerk, and
she will be located at the draft board
office daily, Monday through Friday,
from 9 A. M-. In 1 P. M.. fnr thn nnr-
Dose of handling reiriatratinn nf aa- An impressive roster ol rerquim
leeteen and nriiiptinr ntW aWHw ans County citizens will take a search
service business. Registrants who in look at Projects and activities un-
have business with the draft hoard !aer wav on Dena tne county's
Children And Youth
For August 18th
advised to appear at the local
Board office during the hours listed
above. Eighteen year old youths, who
have not registered for selective ser
vice are likewise advised to appear at
the draft office and register within
five days after their 18th birthday.
All records of the local draft
board have been removed from the
sub-depot at Elizabeth City to the lo
cal office, and the Perquimans Board
children and youth at a meeting set
for August 18 at 2 P. M. at the Ag
riculture Building, it has been an
nounced here today.
In a grass-roots meeting prelimin
ary to the Midcentury White House
Conference on Children and Youth,
similar to many now being carried on
throughout the United States, civic
and public officials and many interest
ed individuals, u.ider the chairman
ia now nreoared to induct selective 8nlP I rars- nnn. W" survev
service buaineas with Perouimana reir- the facilities, available for strength
Congress still debates price con
trol and rationing measures as well as
other war-time powers for the Presi--- atl(1 vj.
dent but definite .controls have not yeaf M guperintendent of the home
Deen muiuuiivcu, uuwmu, "rT atartinc September 1.
.Price lUDDorts will
each farmer's marketing auota. Un-ilievedt such powers, on a stand-still
der a quota program designed to -pre-1 basis, will be voted the President be-
vent overproduction,' larmer musjiiore uongress aojoanw.
7 not harvest peanuts in excess of the
, 1947 picked and threshed acreage for
Manv United . Nations members,
slow in joining the U. S. in sending
The base grade support prices pernneii and material to Korea to stop
ton of quota peanuts containing less
-than two 'per cent damage sand less
than four per cent foreign materia!
are: $214 for Spanish and Valencias
east of the Missjssippi;fZ07 lor Yir
frinias and $190 for runners, ti
The base grade support prices are
for peanuts having a sound mature
x kernel content of 65 per cent for run-
ners, 65 per -cent for Virginias with
not over 15 per cent extra large pea
nuts, and 70 per cent for Spanish and
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Valencias. i.,xTmiuma ana uihcouuv
to simUar to om . applicable to Jast
Iccucs 7or:5; '
Xi. C Buck, Perquimani County Ra
ties Inspector! today issued a final
warning to dog owners concerning the
observance-of the law, which requires
that all doors he vaccinated. v
The , Inspector request thai dog
owners ffwho have missed' seeing
him t scheduled j stops throughout
:"s county to-contact him immediately
'-i arrange to have their dogs treat
TTTAIj AT t- . 3
ZZCa STARTS SUNDAY .
A sries of revival services will be
' icted at the Piney T7oods Friends
beginninr Sunday, Aurrt 13,
c e week.-.lhe Eev Victor ZZ.t
of VTinston-'CIem, w"J f ' '
Red aggression, are taking action to-
ward building up tneir miucary
forfee's.S- Canada, Britain and jFrance
have announced plans for strengthen
ing their armed forces. ' lakewtse, tne
CouncU 'for (Western ..European na
tions' are studying plans or increas
ing the defense of their countries.
Vat State fcijs
X fivntv-flve veterans who an en
rolled in PerquiniaM Cot Veter-,
ens' Agwcultttre ' visiter tne
Tidewater ;k Experiment - staoon at
TTollaniL Vs.. and the Caledonia' Pri
son Farm at Halifax on August
They report outstanding results ex
weed control by chemicals in corn ana
nvhpaiia" ooerimentS at Holland. ' Of
considerable interest was the test of
various hybrid corns, soybean varie
ties and crop rotation experiments,
' The various agriculture projects
tli rtntednnia farm ware : inspected,
Including the hay and cattle projects.
The veteran farmers were accom
panied on the trip by F. N. Jessup,
T. G. Rogerson, Emmett ung na
J. J. Skinner, all of the Perquimans
TrrJnlng ChooL ' , ''.-t-
KT" """VE3 TO I r
V"- H--ioi.ary Circle
' t Church v'i meet
' - tr.rtt'it ;e
During an afternoon session of the
Board, the , Commissioners met witn
County Attorney Chas. E. Johnson
and reviewed the list of delinquent
tax liens, now held by the county.
This review was held for the purpose
of taking action on these liens in the
near future. t '
Rev. Duling Speaker
At Rotary Meeting:
Much of the cold, selfish attitude in
the world today, the Rev. C. W. Dul
ing .told members of the Hertford
Rotary Club at their meeting neia
Tuesday at the (Bethel Community
House, can be accounted for by the
lack of personal friendship on the
part of individuals communities and
nations. " '
"We have' gotten away from friend
ship and all the warmth that eomes
with mutual trust and good feeling
.toward neighbors," Mr. Duling relat
ed, "and this has been replaced by a
distrust to gain selfish ends."
c A revival of the ; Old time friend
ship, with' neighborhood visiting and
good feeling between communities,
states and nations, was urged by the
speaker.,i vi1:.:; ir'iC'
The Rotarians will hold their meet
ng next . Tuesday night at. the Ha
cienda, tvVo miles north of Hertford
m Route 17. Herbert Nixon, presi
dent of the cl A urges fill members to
be present. ;
To Hold Revival '
A series of revival services will be
conducted at the (Bethlehem Church,
in Pethel Township for.pne week, be
t!. 'rj Arr"t fi t anwaced
touy. ' '
" Services will be held daily at eight
P. T with the ev. Pr"ton Cayton
service business with Perquimans reg
The Perquimans draft board is still
snort one member, ana it is under
stood that the committee which recom
mends appointments to the board is
seeking the services of a farmer, who
will serve as board member with Mr.
Wirslow and R. C. Murray.
The new draft board clerk will at-
tenp a meeting in Edenton on August
16 at which time clerks to draft boards
in. this section will receive instructions
and orders from off icialstof Hie State
Headquarters of Selective Service.
As yet no orders for men havebeen
received here 'but, according to re
ports, this fcounty will very likely re-
ceiv a call for men for pre-mduc-
tion examinations for the month of
4-H Club Members
This county is well represented at
the annual 4jH Club Camp, being con
ducted this week at Manteo, it was an
nounced today by I. C Yagel, County
Agent. Twenty-nine members of 4-H
clubs in Perquimans left Monday
morning for the samp site. The group
this year from Perquimans is the lar
gest ever to attend 4-H Club camp,
and it is hoped by the local club offi
cers that the number will continue to
The' group attending the camp this
Joseph Earl Butt, Wade Jordan,
James Trueblood, Matthew Trueblood,
Vivian Baker, Wallace R. Baker, Ben
Skinner, Winston Chappell, Creg Lane,
Alton Ray Stallings, Crafton Mathews,
Dickie (Baker, Billy Baker, Evelyn Ann
Stanton,? . Doris Jean Stallings, Jill
Miller,' Mary Anderson, Nancy Bag-
ley, Phyllis Trueblood, Nora - Grace
Cooke, Jean Carolyn Godfrey, Billy
Elliott, Grade Lee Eason, Eugene
Moore, Donnie Bateman, Earl Duns
moor, Tommy Stallings, Murry Mack
Elliott: and L Ronald Harrell.
They were accompanied on the trip
hby Assistant Farm Agent E. L. Top
ping, Assistant Home Agent Miss
Martha Bamett and Home Agent Mrs.
Nina B. White.
The group will return home Satur
day at Noon.
ening the lives of children and young
eople and discuss the still-unmet
needs of the county in this field.
Mrs. Brinn was named to head the
White House Conference 'Progress
Report Meeting in this county by the
North Carolina Conference for Social
Service, which was designated by
Governor Cherry in 1948 and has since
been renamed by Governor Scott to
co-ordinate the state's part in the na
The White House Conference, slat
ed for Washington the week of De
cember 3, was called by President
Truman and will be the' fifth such
conference held at 10-year intervals at
the request of U. S. presidents since
Theodore Roosevelt asked for the
first one in 1909. It is planned as the
culmination of the two years of work
that have gone into the development
since the call for the Mid-centur7
Conference was issued in 1948.
Invited to attend Perquimans
County's White House Conference
Progress Report Meeting are all mem
bers of the county government, all
members of the county boards of edu
cation, recreation, welfare, and health,
and members of the board of similar
private agencies, representative of
both men's and women's civic and pro
fessional and church groups, youth
organizations, farm organizations and
their youth divisions, and interested
individuals from throughout the coun
try. Other interested citizens will be
Work has-been underway for two
years on the White House Conference,
'and the actual meeting to be held in
Washington will in reality be for t!e
purpose of reviewing what has been
accomplished and planning for follow
ing up on the existing needs of chil
dren and youth. The meeting in this
county will help to constitute the local
report, which will be incorporated as a
part of the North Carolina report at
the Washington meeting.
Band - Majorettes
Band majorettes of the Perquimans
High School Band spent last week at
Nags Head, with majorettes of the
Elizabeth City Band, and received
band training from a world famous
instructress of Baltimore. Md. The
local majorettes were invited to join
the Elisabeth City girls for the train
ing course, and arrangements were
completed by J T. Biggers, superin
tendent of schools and J. Emmett
Winslow. Transportation and expenses
for the local majorettes were contri
buted by Mr. Winslow. ,' V ff. . .
The Perquimans Lodge, , Not. ,106,
A. F. I A. 11 will meet next Tues
day';" t at e'rt o'clock. -All mem
Banning Mi Sale
Action Taken at Meet
ing of Board Friday
At a meeting of the four-county
Health District held in Elizabeth City
Friday afternoon the obnoxious milk
ordinance passed by the Board in May
was rescinded. The ordinance pro
hibited the sale of milk in the dis
trict unless it was processed within
the boundaries of the district.
Words were not minced at Friday's
meeting and after a lengthy discussion
of the situation a motion was made
and passed to rescind the action taken
by the Board in May.
Since the meeting the Board of
Health asked that the milk of local
distributors be analyzed and accord
ing to the report given the Weekly,
some of this milk was found to be
far below Grade A. The Weekly was
given to understand by a member of
the Board of Health that the State
will send an inspector into the district
today (Thursday) and that if some of
the dairies are not cleaned up and
distribute a better grade of milk they
will be forced to close.
Since Friday's meeting, when the
May milk ordinance was rescinded, a
hurried meeting of the Board of
Health was called in Elizabeth City. It
is understood that a protest was regis
tered by Elizabeth City milk distribu
tors because as the result of rescind
ing the ordinance Norfolk milk will
be allowed to be sold in Elizabeth
City. An executive meeting was call
ed when it was learned that members
of the press were on hand. Reporters
and milk distributors were asked to
leave, with the executive session con
tinuing about three hours, with noth
ing being accomplished.
Chowan and Perquimans members
were not invited to the hurried meeting-
It is understood that some of the
Elizabeth City milk distributors were
under the impression that when the
milk ordinance was rescinded it pro
vided that no Norfolk milk would be
permitted to be sold in Elizabeth City.
However, the ordinance was clearly
stated and there was no reason for
such an impression.
Health Officer To
Observe Hours Here
County Road Fund
Report Is Released
The State Highway, Commission al
lotted Perquimans County the sum of
$379,500 for secondary road construc
tion and maintenance during 1949-50,
it was announced this week by High
way Chairman Henry W. Jordan. A
total of $456,750 was appropriated for
the county roads, but at the end of
the year there was $77,250 of the ap
propriations which remained unallotted.-
1axt of the funds, allocated above,
came from the 1200,000,000 road bond
program and the remainder from regu
lar highway, department : sources.
Availability of funds from the bond
issue, the report stated, accounted for
a stepped up pace of roadbullding
operations over the entire State.
The report also revealed that regu
lar gasoline ta collections showed a
continuous climb during the past fis
cal year,; as .the greatest volume of
traffic in history used North Caro
lina roads. ' Gas tax collections were
up nearly four -million dollars over
1948-49.' " X : V"f C
Highway Commission officials state
that the hilg Wbrogram is now
in full awing and operations will con
tinue at prssant tact until the pro
gram can txi cam i out
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
Officer will initiate regular weekly
hours in the offices of the Health De
partment in the four counties of the
District, it was announced Tuesday by
The schedule for the Health Officer
is as follows: Mondays, 2 to 3 P. M.,
in Edenton; Tuesdays, 2 to 3 P. M., in
Hertford; and Wednesdays, 2 to 3 P.
M., in Camden.
In making the announcement con
cerning local office hours, the Health
Department issued this statement,
"Practice of medicine by the Health
Officer is forbidden by the State
Board of Health, so no one should ex
pect free medical service from him.
Our field is purely prevention; not
The action of the Health Officer
in setting up regular weekly hours
for each of the four counties of the
District came about as a result of ac
tion' taken by the District Board of
Health at a meeting last week. It
is understood that the members of
the Board of Health, especially those
of: Chowan, Perquimans and Camden
counties demanded this action.
This procedure of the Health Offi
cer staying one day in each county
of the District had - been previously
outlined among the duties of the offi
cer, although the practice has not been
Guests At Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morgan were
losts at a delicious dinner, served
Monday at the County Home. Guests
included county officials, commission
ers"' and members of the welfare de
partment . - .V"V
The menu for the annual dinner in
cluded chicken, ham, beef, potato sal
ad, cabbage, tomatoes, candied yams,
corn, beans, pickles, celery, ice tea,
ice cream and cake. '
Guests at the dinner were E. M.' ;
Perry, R. S. Chappell, A. T. Lane,
George Jackson, T. M. Twiney J. W.
Ward, W. F. C. Edwards, Max Camp-
belli Mr. and Mrs.- W.' H. Pitt, Edgar
White, Dr. T. P. Brinn, Charlie Umph-1
lett, Kiss Virginia Battersby and tin.
Eula Mae Jordan, - -' -'