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Volume XYIL--No. 34.1
Tjicrtf ord, Perquimans County, Nortfrfcarolina, Friday, August 25,195CU
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C'JSTGDY 7JTE1 FQ'lIOinS' IOEDQM
Dennis Forbes Picks Jail
Locks In Getaway on
. , Sunday Night
Using a piece of balling wire and
a pop opener to unlock doors, Dennis
, Forbes, a ' prisoner in Perquimans
" County jail, awaiting trial at the Oc-
.. tober term of Superior Vourt, escaped
from: the jail about 9 o'clock Sunday
. - night but was back in custody of local
authorities before 1 A. SI Monday
morning.
After escaping-from the local jail
Forbes went to the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Forbes, in
f Elizabeth. City, . , On his arrival there
yhls parents returned him to Hertford
and turned Aim over to the Hertford
- police.
f'- Forbes is in' jail- awaiting trial -at
v. the next, term of Superior Court; he is
V being held on seven charges, being un
able to raise bond set following an ap
peal of a road sentence meted out by
the Recorder's Court '
, In a statement given to Sheriff M.
G. Owens on Monday, Forbes said that
he had found the piece of wire in his
cell He spent, about three ; weeks
tinkering with the lock of his cell and
, finally learned how tounlock the cell
door with the wire; He then fashioned
a key for the front jail door from a
metal pop .opener and used this in
, strument to escape Sunday night He
added that he had walked away from
the jail and left "Hertford, walking
about Seven miles toward Elisabeth
Citr before. setting? . a ride in a ear.
( On arrival to Eliiabetlj City he went
' Immediately to the . Home of his par
ents and told them he had escaped
from e jaljeri
According to Forbes his parents
- told Um that they were bringing him
back to the local authorities, which
, they did He vat out of custody
..shout four hours.
-A4 In closinjf. his statement te Sheriff
-Owpna. Forte, said that he was 'dad
that. htaa"-nt ad retwraed Mhj to
K Jflll aftefcM'Wtf-goUen- TUmseTf
fate more trouble if hfr had not been
. teturned to custody.
'Cliaigesf,ld3ln
Polio Regulations
' r : .The District Health Department has
. made some 'changes in-regulations
) ' governing polio quarantine, it was
r announced Wednesday by Miss Audrey
1 Umphlett, County Health Nurse.
Miss Umphlett reported; that the
' isolation period has been reduced
from 14 days to seven days,' providing:
fever has subsided? but this period is
extended In the event that fever of a
suspect does not subside.
The quarantine period of contact
persons has also been reduced from
14 days to seven days from the date
. ..' last exposure v t
A number of .. inquiries have been
made at the local health office during
the past week ' regarding the time
xperiod for both isolation and contact
quarantine, and these changes are re
ported in order! that the; public may
' fully understand the changes made.
Board Of Education
To Meet August 30
Members of the Perquimans County
Board of Education will meet next
Wednesday night at 7:80 o'clock, in-f
stead of holding its regular meeting
on Monday, September 4, it was an
nounced today by X ". Biggers, County
School Superintendent 1 s
7 vMr. Biggers stated that several
items of importance, including some
changes in county school bus routes,
will be handled by the Board during
the meeting. Final plans for opening
the Fall term of school will also be
made, Mr. Biggers stated.
He added that any person having
business to discuss with the Board is
requested to appear at the Ineeting
Wednesday night
HEADLINES
'School Principals
To Meet Tuesday
Communist forces have been stalled
in their drive for the Korean city of
Taegu by the U. S. and South Ko
rean troops. Keports from the war
front during the past week have in
dicated a strengthening of the U. N.
forces, and it appears that air attacks
by U. S. planes is beginning to effect
the. Bed Supply line. Increased equip
ment for the U.'N. troops have en
abled the defenders to take a heavy
toll of Bed Forces. ' By mid-week
Americans and South Koreans had
stopped the Red offensive on all sec
tors and started a slow advance, which
had gained one-half mile of territory
for the U. N. troops.
Additional ground, troops, for the
Korean fighting men are expected on
the frolfc shortly . as England, France
and Otler U NL members have- .$&
1$&iittr sending- ttew'
Korea Mlmediateljr in answer iaGn-
era MacAithur's appeal for- more
men to LMmst the Americans and
South Koreans. -r , '3
'' Cost ,of living has Increased more
than one per. cent since. June 15, it
was reported this week by the Gov
ernment, and some officials point to
even higher pnees in the days to come.
Prices are highest in two years de
spite official claim of large supply.
increased prices on meat, iresn irun
and vegetables are reported responsi
ble for the gain during the past month
.Personal income dropped in North
Carolina last year, according to a re
port which revealed that Federal tax
navments from North Carolina de
creased during 1949. The State, with
an estimated 2.69 per cent of the nat
ional population, paid 2.90 per cent
of the Federal tax bill for the year.
Increased tax schedules for this year
are expected to" take a larger amount
from Tar Heels than collected in
A Washintgon report . issued Wed.
nesday stated that Defense Secretary
Johnson told a Congressional Commit
tee he expects the Korean war to be
settled by February, 1951, providing
UN plans for the campaign are car
ried out according to schedule.
Special meetings of all principals of
(Heated debates were carried out In
county schools will be held in the oM the United Nations' this week when
next Tuesday, August 29, it was an
nounoed today by J. T. Biggers, Su
perintendent. Mr. Biggers said that
principals of all ' white schools will
meet at 10.30 A, M, while principals
of Negro schools will meet at 2 P. M.
All school principals will . tesume
t eur duties this week and may be
fjund in their offices at the various
cJioob by persons desiring to, discuss
matters with the principals concern:
Ing the Hew school term, Mr. Biggers
;:r.d On Auzzzt ZJ
Half-holidays, observed by Hertford
res and business .houses on Wed
lays during the summer months,
' come to an end oa Zzc -y,
rt 30, it was announced here this
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t stores Jin Herlfor j n..me
e iiedule of busmesi ilours : on
"s!ays beginning the wee!; of
er
r ijlrs. B. C Carry an! s-
Kr. and l!rs. J. W. r i-
States withdraw its troops from Ko
rea, continuing its line that the U. S.
was responsible for the aggression.
Chief U. S. Delegate Warren Austin
called the Russian charges apple
sauce," and .revealed . that : Russian
shells had been - captured In Korea
Britain's representative .; also lashed
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AVIATION ENGINEERS WORK KOREAN STYLE Before ade-
3uate modern equipment was available, a small detachment of U. S.
irmy Aviation Enginers supervised Korean !borers in repairing
this damaged runway. Supplies for the grcuiu. forces in the front
lines were airlifted to this strip and then sent to their destination
by truck and rail. Standing in the left foreground is Captain
William Turner, in charge of the Engineer in this South Korean
Being Held Daily
At Memorial Field
Coach ; Fearing Reports
25 Candidates Out For
1950 Team
More than 25 candidates have
answered the call for the i960 foot
ball tryouts being held at Perquimans
High School Memorial Field each af
ternoon by Coach Ellie Fearing," and
other students are expected to start
practicing with the opening of schools
next week.
The grid sessions got under way
last week and drills have been held
daily since the organization meeting.
Coach Fearing has been giving the
players plenty of calisthenics and,
practice in passing and running, also
much Work has .been aone on passde
fense. - .-. , ; y ;
L xFeariBg , stated that the prospects
Lfot.Awi year, team appear brighter
ton last season, .lie nas a large
nuiinbejr of players who gained experi
ence last season, and supplemented by,'
a number of new candidates the In
dians are expected to show increased
offensive and defensive strength.
The coach. attended a clinic at Wil
liamston on Monday of this week
where 1950 rules were explained and
discussed and some time will be spent
next week having the members of the
Indian team digesting the changes in
the. regulations.
Coach Fearing annouced Friday
that practice sessions will not be held
next Monday and Tuesday but that the
team will resume drills next Wednes
day. ;
The Indian squad will miss a num
ber of veterans this season but will
sport a new attack as Coach Fearing
expects to switch to a T formation of
fense. '
. At the present the Indians' first
game is scheduled for September 22,
to be played at Farmville, but Coach
Fearing stated he is attempting to
schedule a home contest to be played
on Memorial Field on September 15.
Officers Named To
II3-J VIICife Club
Officers for the Perquimans County
Wildlife Club, for the year 1950-61,
were elected at a recent meeting of
the organization, and an ambitious
and constructive program for the club
is being I planned for the Coming
months. r'' ''.'?$ yui'F''
;. New officers of the club are Charles
Henc, president; J. A. Winslow, vice-
president; ; Jack Kanoy, secretary-
State Department
Official To Speak
At Rotary Meeting
Arrangements Being
Made For Speech on
September 26
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club will have an opportunity to hear
pertinent facts on the Economic Im
plications of the Korea Situation at
their meeting on September 26, when
an official of the U. S. State Depart
ment comes here to address the Ro
tarians.
Herbert N. Nixon, president of the
local club, announced today that ar
rangements are being completed for
the club to have as its guest speaker
JfohnA. Loftus, advisor to the As
sistant Secretary for Far Eastern,
Sot Asian and; African Affairs.
Loftostttchkduled. to make a
serle&fiUi' this area dur
ing ihe rsirek:oft' September' 25 and
Will conie' to 'Hertford on Tuesday,
September 26, according to arrange
ments made with the State Depart
ment. .
A graduate of Catholi6 University
and Johns Hopkins University, Mr.
'Loftus has held teaching positions in
the economic field at Kansas and
John Hopkins Universities and at
Holy Cross College. During the years
1939-42 he also served as economic
consultant to business firms, chiefly
on Middle East matters. From 1943
to 1947 he served in the Department
of State in the Office of International
Trade Tolicy and later as chief of the
'Petroleum Division. From 1947 to
1950 he has served as professor of
economics at the School for Advanced
International Studies in Washington,
D. C.
He has also attended a number of
international conferences. In 1946 he
was the economic advisor for the U.
S. delegation at the Paris Peace Con
ference in 1947 he was the United
States delegate for the International
Labor Organization Petroleum Indus
try Conference, held at Los Angeles,
and he was a member of the United
States delegation at four Anglo-American
Oil Conferences in 1944, 1945
and 1946.
out at the Russian aeiegaw oy T1" treasurer; E. L. Topping, publicity
that Russia . was supporting North dmJrman Members of the executive
Korea rather than working for peace. 'coinniittee. with each townshto in the
Donkey Ball Game J ,
ScheduledTonight .
"rirns - 'are completed and team
" V Iwwm : selected - for fce dor.L:;
' 1 rime to be played at IT -
A TV 1 .Friday ftlffU v Jer I
mc r-! cf the' ParkvII'.j Tc i
aiAo I": t Club, it was aou- .
today ty ' .in Oiite, c - -. ('
' i arranging C j x
1ie will be playsi t .Cm
lights, beginning at 8 P. and pro
ceeds from the contest wW be used by
the civic club to construct an arch
way from the Perquimans Grammar
ZJ- to the bus lane, to prod 'hel
iU. -ci"M, (udrsts & ' bad
eounty being represented by two men
bers are, Jack Brinn and Jo si ah El
liott, Jet Rountree, L. L. Winslow,
Charles WWhlte, Tim Mathews, S. D.
(Backs, Dutch Spears, W. H. Smith and
Riddick. .
1 s! next meeting of the WllU-fe
C! rill be .held on Friday, Septem-
,r , at tne courc uouse in ien
jri end a special invitation Is Issued
3 il residents of the town and county
ti t nd. ; The club officials are
v " 'g toward increased nr r
a the group and hope tnt... 3
pv ".s Will attend the meeting nc;.t
month to learn something of the pur
poses of the Wildlife Club.
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' KSVTVAL SERVICES
A r?ris of roHval services is le-
' , -" :: 1 i ",y at Co ra-a
. i.2 Cli- Eev. George Eon
Iitz rresiucnt of Roanoke Christ-
HCMurray Resigns
Draft Board Post
R. C. Murray, member of the Per
quimans Draft Board since its reor
ganization several weeks ago, has ten
dered his resignation as board mem
ber it was announced this week by
Mrs. Edna ' Winslow, Clerk of the
Board. i:;flv . '.
A meeting of the board had been
planned for this, week but Mrs. Wins
Inw announced this meeting will be
nABfnnnMl antil tha "membership is
complete.' t,; ' .
As yet the local board has received
no orders from State Headquarters
fm selectees, however, ft is believed
that an order for ttien will be received
here, possiblly for the month of Octo
ber. . vi : :'.' ?s ;" "y?;vv ' '
.Several registrants, listed as delin
quent last week, have been located by
the Board and Mrs. Winslow reported
Monday that this Board now has no
list of . delinquent registrant. She
cautioned all registrants, however, to
report any change of address or other
change in draft status to the Board
immediately, in order that flies of all
registrants can . be kept complete , at
all times. i "Jt ,' l -.:
State Engineer Passes On Construction
Of Vocational Building At High School
Hertford Scouts To
Pitch Model Camp
Boy Scouts of the Hertford Troop
will set up a model Scout Camp on
the town lot, in Hertford, next Wed
nesday, it was reported today by
Charles Skinner, Scoutmaster, who
said that residents of the town and
county are invited to visit the site
Wednesday afternoon for an inspec
tion of the camp.
The scouts will pitch their tents
and other equipment for the purpose
of giving the public an opportunity
of seeing a model camp. Handicraft
work, done by the local Scouts, will
also be on display, it was reported.
Report On Youth
Projects Made At
Conference Friday
Perquimans County reports on pro
jects conducted for children and youth
which will make up a part of the
North Carolina report to be given at
the White House Conference in De
cember of this year, were made here
last Friday at a meeting held in the
Agriculture Building under the chair
manship of Mrs. T. P. Brinn.
Local youth leaders present for the
county conference included Mrs. Brinn,
Mrs. W. C. Cherry, Miss Thelma El
liott, Mrs. J. P. Chesson, Miss Mar
jorie Chesson, Miss Rebecca Swindell,
Miss Audrey Umphlett, Mrs. Nina B.
White, Miss Martha Barnett, Mrs.
Clarence Dail, Mrs. Fred Matthews,
Miss Virginia Battersby, C. Edgar
White, Mayor V. N. Darden, E. C.
Woodard, G. C. Buck and E. L. Top-
pin?-
Mrs. .M. B,, Taylor, Negro County
Home Agwnt'and Mrsvlr BrUogerson
represented 6he Negro division at .the
county conference.
Miss Swindell outlined the purpose
of the county conference to those pres
ent and explained the background of
the White House Conference for youth,
which was started in 1908, by Presi
dent Theodore Roosevelt, to bring
about a well planned program for ad
vancement of the nation's children.
From these conferences, Miss Swindell
reported, have come child labor laws,
growth in Public Health, and projects
for homeless children.
The purpose of the local meeting
was explained by the County Chair
man, Mrs. Brinn, who said that the
state authorities desire reports from
any and all groups carrying out pro
jects for youths, and she requested
these reports be filled out and handed
to her by the end of this week.
Reports on local projects were made
by Mrs. Clarence Dail, representing
the County 441 Clubs, Mrs. Brinn,
who told of Girl Scout work in the
county, and the Red Cross Swimming
classes for children. Miss Thelma El
liott reported on projects as carried
out through the schools.
Edgar White, County Superinten
dent of Welfare, reported on the part
his department plays in youth work
and conditions within the county.
Plant Now Under Con
trol of Board of Edu
cation; Bonds Hold
Perquimans High School's vocation
agTiculture building, under construc
tion here during the past year, was
officially accepted into the county
school system on Tuesday of this week
when W. T. Duff, Engineer for the
State School House Planning Commis
sion, inspected and passed on the con
struction of the building.
Several minor jobs remain for the
contractors to do before the buildine
js finally completed and Mr. Duff or
dered additional work be done to the
roof covering the dressing rooms and
I the . agriculture department. Aside
from this the State Engineer approved
the plant for use by the Board of
Education and ordered funds released
for final payment of the construction.
Mr. Duff stated, "for a building of
this size, I think you have received
an excellent construction job." HeJ..
praised the builders on the type of '
work carried out throughtout the
building.
Although release of funds for final
payment for the construction was au
thorized by Mr. Duff, he pointed out
that bonds posted by the architect and
contractors remain good for one year
and in the event any defects show up
in the building the bonds of those re
sponsible will be in force to make any
adjustments necessary.
Construction of the building was
under the direction of J. L. Batton of
Edenton, who started the building last
winter, it was completed by May and .
since that date workmen have been
putting on the finishing touches to the
plant.
Bleachers remain to be placed in
the gymnasium, and these are expect
ed to arrive within the next two weeks.
The Board of Education is installing
500 seats in the gymn, and room re
mains for an additional 600 seats '
expected to be added as heeded.
-With' the State approval of the
building it is now under control of
the Board of Education and will be
used starting with the opening of
school next week. All agricultural
classes and classes in physical edu
cation will be conducted in the new
building.
Eula Marie Smith
Weds Josiah Smith
Miss Eula Marie Smith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Smith, became
the bride of Albert Josiah Smith, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Smith, in a cere
mony performed in simple dignity, on
Sunday, August 12th, at three' thirty
P! M.
The marriage vows were spoken by
the Rev. James M. Smith, uncle of
the groom, at his home.
The house, was tastefully decorated
with arrangements of cut flowers and
silver candelabra, adding a soft glow
to the scene.
The bride was attractively dressed
in navy blue sheer, with navy and
white accessories, and a corsage of
red roses;'t:r,t
A large number of relatives and
friends witnessed the ceremony.
The young couple are both gradu
ates of Perquimans High School.
After a trip to Washington, D. C,
they will make their home at Hertford
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Varied Docket In
Recorder's Court
Tuesday Morning
A varied docket consisting of nine
cases was disposed of in Perquimans
County Recorder's Court Tuesday
morning, with Judge Chas. E. Johnson
presiding.
Charged with speeding, William
Worsley and Charles Steel, entered
pleas of guilty and paid the costs of
court.
Robert Corell was fined $5 and or
dered to pay the costs of court after
he had entered a plea of guilty to a
charge of speeding.
Costs of court was taxed against
Leonard Davis on a charge of unlaw
ful passing of a car. The defendant
entered a plea of guilty.
A. P. Barnes entered a plea of guil
ty to a charge of issuing a worthless
check. Prayer of judgment was con
tinued in the case upon condition that
the defendant pay the costs of court
and the amount of the check.
Alphonzo Taylor, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of non-support of
his three children. Prayer for Judg
ment was continued in the case upon
condition that the defendant pay the
costs of court and $10 per week for
the support of the children.
R. B. Thach was found guilty on
a charge of assault on Pat Webb, Ne
gro. He was taxed with the costs of
court Barry Coleman,, charged with
the same offense was found not guil
Paul Hartweli entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of failing to ob
serve a stop sign. He paid the costs
of court
J REQUEST FOR CHAIR
The Business, and professional Wo
man's Club Sick Room Committee re
sorted today that it has been reauett-
ed to furnish a wheel chair for a resi
dent of the county.- The club's two
wheel chairs have been loaned out
and the committee requests anyone
having a wheel chair which they will
permit te cl"b to v temporarily to
contact D. I Jackson, -
Perauimans Beach
Theft Is Reported
Thieves broke Into the sleeoing .
quarters of William L Lowe -at Per
quimans Beach, Saturday' night and .
made away with a small amount of
cash it was reported Monday. by
Sheriff iS. G. Owens, who is investi
gating the crime. The Sheriff stated
that he has several dues as to the ;
identity of those who broke into the '
r!act k and..jBmt ,ne, to; .Investigating t
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