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Volume XVII. No. 37.;
aertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, September 15, 1950.
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, United Nations troops opened an
offensive on the Korean war front
late this week in an effort to wipe
out a Red Salient. Communist troops
waged all-out attacks along most of
the 120 mile perimeter of the battle
line late last week but. these attacks
were haltedby. United Nations forces.
It Gen. Walked, commanderr of the
American Eighth Army said early this
week .that it was his belief that , the
UN troops ' were now sufficiently
strong to stop any further offensives
by the Reds.
v President Truman on Tuesday an
nounced 'the resignation of Louis
Johnson' as Secretary of Defense. He
named General George Marshal to suc
ceed Johnson. - A special act of Con
gress is needed in order for Marshal
to fill the post inasmuch as the law
forbids a military officer from serving
as Defense Secretary. Congress is
exoected to approve Marshal ., this
week. Johnson has been called upon
to resign his post for the past several
Foreign Ministers for United States,
Great Britain and France are con
ferring in New York this week, dis
cussing plans for the defense of West
ern Europe against Communist ag
gression. Chief problem of the meet?,
ing is the question of re-arming Ger
many and incorporating West Gerl
many , into the defense pact of the
Thirty five members of the Penn
sylvania National Guard died in a
train wreck in Ohio early this week
when a fast passenger train crashed
into the rear of a troop train, carry
ing the soldiers to amp Atterbury,
Indiana for nduction in the Armed
;W';wn the' Canadian kayal
j. Mounted police, FBI authorities' r-'-,
J- rested 10 'serions Wednesday. .an're-
. -' ' ported 'the)' had smashed a two million
a- ''dollar International jWttery rln Prior
WPrtstar ra' tnfflttf ob' rai
undistributed lottery tickets.. . , j
Silas flUli:i32 tted As Director
Of Civilioi DafensD Fcr Pcpmans
Meeting Planned To
, Silas M. Whedbee, Hertford attoi
ney, has been appointed Director of
Civilian Defense for Perquimans Coun
ty, it was announced here Monday. Mr.
Whedbee was nominated for the post
by Mayor V. N. Darden and appoint
ment was confirmed this week by E.
Z. Jones, State Director of Civilian
Mr. Whedbee stated Tuesday, follow
ing the announcement of his appoint
ment, that a meeting will be held
here within the near future in order
to perfect the county organization.
Reports on the organization of local
Civilian Defense units, reveal that
many of the plans such as used dur
ing World War II will be discarded
and entirely new defense ideas will be
formulated for civilians.
The stress of civilian defense will
be based upon possible Atomic war
fare and local units will receive train
ing along these lines. Plans used dur
ing World War II were formulated
upon a series of incidents, over a
period of time.
While complete details for the local
organization are as yet unavailable,
Mr. Whedbee said that he will call
upon large 'numbers of county resi
dents to take part in the county unit
and he urge all to report for the
first meeting and when notified of its
date and location.
IN Heavy Docket
Si's A a - a
WidowsOf Veterans; niiessioniuesnay
Indians lk!d First
In pwp&ration for the opening game
WiSilW the ftwqimans
HighvScCTfpotball team ' held Its
first full scale scrjmmage Thursday
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Harry P. Cain returned ,11'
The Indians will open their season
next Friday night, against Farmville.
Coach Ellie Fearing said today that
he will take his entire squad of some
35 players to Farmville for the first
from an inspectien trip of European
countries and reported to the Senate
this week that it is highly probable
if Russia opens an aggressive move
in Europe any time in the near future
w ffca TTnited States will face the
', fighting alone. He told members of("ae-
the Senate that only Turkey and
Spain apparently had a nucleus of
an army that could quickly assemble
,for defense of Western Europe.
Teachers And State
Employees To Meet
There will be an important meet
ing of all members of the Teachers
and State Employees' Retirement Sys
tpm on Thursday. September. 21, at
7:30 o'clock. iMhe auditorium of tteipleaBed witj, tte manner in . which
Practice sessions during the past
week have revealed that the 1950 ver
sion of the Indians will' be somewhat
improved over last year. Coach Fear
ing will have a light, but experienced
backfield, and the line, with veterans
Archie Lane, Clinton Winslow, Can
non, Sumner, J. Robertson, Askew,
C. Robertson and Thach forming the
nucleus, should provide plenty of op
position for the Indians' opponents.
Backfield candidates showing up well
in practice sessions are Joe Towe, Gar
land Walker, Shackleford Lane, and
Freshmen John Morris and Howard
Coach Fearing said that he 1b well
Hertford Gramme School, if was an
nounced here today.
AH members of the group are urged
to attend as several important items
will be brought up for discussion. ,
, One of these items will be a move
ment to acquaint the general public
with an amendment to be voted on
at the general election on. November
7. This amendment will be for" the
securing and safe guarding of the
funds of the Teacners' ana State am
nlnvees' Retirement System. . ,
I Under present laws the funds of
this system can be diverted, or bor
rowed for use of other State agencies,
and it is the desire of the System
that through approval of this amend
ment at the general election , by, the
people of the state; that these fund
will remain solely tor the retirement
of state employees, and diversion of
the funds will be made Impossible by
law. m '::;::
The funds of the system are made
up of payments each month by the
teachers ana state employees, woo pay
five per cent of, their monthly ialary
into the system for retirement bene
fits. . J
Health Department i V
Goes On 5-Day Week
At a meeting of the District Board
t Health In the Health Center, Eliza--h
City yesterday, the Board voted
unanimously to go on a five day week
beginning October ,1st Hours ' for
;'l offices will be from! 8:30 to '6:30
onday through Friday, with an hour
r tdticht Each office, however, will
i c-en during the-lunch period, r "
' -s in the exact time few im
n clinics to replace Satusrday
- c'.:..Ls will be annouavc-
the team is shaping up and that he
will probably use a two-team system
during most of the season.
The Indiana are using the T-for-
mation for offense this "season, and
this switch is expected to give the
light, fast backfield more of a scor
ing punch than it had last year when
using the single wing plan.
County Council To
Have Fair Exhibit
The Perquimana County Council of
Home Demonstration, Clubs are busy
completing plans for an educational
exhibit for the Seven County Fair to
be held in Elisabeth City September
18-28. The subject, of-the exhibit
is the reading 'program, which is an
important part of the year's program.
The exhibit features reading center
in the home. , v "
The committee consists of Mrs. J.
&., Basnight, chairman, , Mrs. E. J.
Proctor , and Mrs. . Claude .Winslow.
All Home Demonstration Club women
are Urged to go by and look at the
exhibit .- j. f t ? U,ri O
Legion Post Plans '
': Members of the Wm.Taal Stallings
Post of the' American Legion met last
Thursday night at the Agricuttan
Building, in . Hertford , and. discussed
plans for holding an Armstice Day
program-on povember ll.-' -
Recently elected officers assumed
duties of the Post at 'this meeting.
Definite plans for the Armstice Day
proCTsm will be announced following
t..,-n of arrangements' at the
nc t rr; '"-j of the Post.-' ,
Widows of veterans of World Warl
I whose income is $1,000 or less" a
year are entitled to a pension of $42
a month; from the Federal Govern'
ment, Ctfunty Veterans Service Offi
cer C. C. Banks, Perquimans County
service Officer pointed out today.
Those widows with children under
certain ages are entitled to extra com
pensation provided their income is not
over $2500 per year.
Service by the veteran must have
been between April 6, 1917, and No
vember 11, 1918, and discharge or re
lease from active duty must have been
under other than dishonorable con
ditions after 90 days or more of mili
For the purposes of a pension a
widow must have been married to a
World War I veteran before December
14, 1944 or 10 or more years to the
person who served, and must not have
District Service Officers of the N.
C. Veterans Commission, County Vet
erans Service Officers, and Post Ser
vice fficers of the various veterans
organizations are ready to assist or
advise veterans or their dependents on
all . pension or compensation bene
fits; and a special campaign is be
ing conducted by the N. C. Veterans
Commission and the County Veterans
Service Officers and the Post Service
Officers of all the various veterans
organizations from September 15 to
December 15 to locate and help such
eligible widows and orphans to file
their claims properly.
Draft Board Receives
Report On Draftees
A report received here Wednesday
afternoon from State Headquarters
of Selective Service (revealed that" 14
out of the 25 draftees who underwent
physical examination last Thursday
had passed these tests and were now
eligible for induction into the Armed
Forces, it was announced today by
Mrs. Enda Winslow, clerk of the looal
board. ; ;
In connection with the examinations
sriven selectees. Mrs. Winslow stated
that Selective Service of North Caro
lina is following a policy adopted by
National Headquarters whereby
names of selectees ordered for ex
aminations will not be released, how
ever, names of registrants ordered for
induction will be published,
NEGRO GROUP ENTERS SUIT IN FEDERAL
COURT TO HALT BUILDING C0,NSTTtUCTI0ii
Town Board Grants
Permission For Show
JJ Morning Term
(Following a week's recess, Per-
ttiman's Recorder's Court docket con-
sited of some 30-odd cases when
cdfort convened Tuesday morninjr.. Sev
eral of the cases were continued untillor tne iions Llub and presented the
Hertford Town Board met in regu
lar session here, last Monday night.
At the request of the Hertford
Lions Club, permission was granted
by the Board for the local civic club
to sponsor a carnival in Hertford dur
ing the week of October 8. Clinton
Eley, Sidney Blanchard and John T.
Biggers appeared before the Board
later terms of court, and four de
fertdants failed to appear to answer
t4 charges brought against them
Judge Chas. E. Johnson ordered these
defendants held on bond until the
court convened again next Tuesday.
William Schram, Richard Browher,
Clifton Jones, Douglas Shuler, Norman
Boettcher and Milton Cuffie all enter
ed pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing and paid the costs of court.
Andrew Carroll was ordered to pay
a fine of $5 and court costs after
pleading guilty to a charge of speed
Maurice Gilbert, Neil Hill and Rob
ert Beasley, each charged with failure
to observe a stop sign, entered pleas
of guilty and paid the costs of court.
Woodrow Miller and Eddie Winslow,
Negroes, charged with driving without
a license, entered pleas of guilty and
were ordered to pay fines of $25 and
costs of court.
George Butler entered a plea of
guilty to being drunk and disorderly.
He was given a 60 day road sentence
suspended upon condition he leave the
county for a period of one year.
William Wilson, charged with reck
less driving, entered a plea of guilty
and paid a fine of $25 and costs of
The State took a nol pros in the
ernes of William Bunch and Norman
Igbrning, charged with trespassing.
Robert Burke, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon. He was sentenced to the roads
for 60 days, sentence to be suspended
Upon payments of costs' ahdthat the
defendant leave the county for one
Curtis Shepard and Russell Susi,
charged with speeding, entered pleas
request for permission to hold the
carnival within the town limits.
With only routine business matters
up for consideration, the Board meet
ing was adjourned after fiscal matters
had been disposed of by the members.
Rotary Governor To
Visit Local Club
Next Tuesday Night
Complaint Charges Un
equal Facilities For
A suit was filed in the Federal
Court at Elizabeth City last Friday,
by some 25 Negro residents of Per
quimans County seeking an injunction
to stop construction of the Union
School for Negroes, now being erect
ed at Winfall, until the court de
termines whether the discrimination
alleging inequal facilities for Negro
children because of their race and
The suit is brought against the
Perquimans Board of Education, Supt.
J. T. Biggers, the State Board of Edu
cation and Supt. Clyde Edwin, super
intendent of public instruction. Sign
ing the complaint is Wheeler Jones,
one of the plaintiffs. Attorneys fcr
the plaintiffs are Herman L. Taylor of
Raleigh, Roland D. Faley of Richmond
and C. J. Cates of Durham.
Papers in the suit were served
against the State Board of Education
Thursday and revealed that the action
was brought by Negro children of the
COUntv hv thpir Tlpyfr frianii tlm not-
The Rotary Club of Hertford on ents of the children.
September 19 will be host to H. B. The names of the plaintiffs are:
Spruill, Governor of the 278th Dis- Joseph Butt, Nellie James, Raymond
tnct of Rotary International, who is Riddick, Ellis Hunter, Daniel Smith,
making his annual official visit to Sherman Hinton, John Gordon, An-
each of the 37 Rotary Clubs in North
ern Piedmont and North Eastern
Carolina. He will confer with Presi
dent Herbert " Nixon, and Secretary
Dave Henry and other local Rotary
officers on Club administration and
Rotary service activities.
Mr. Spruill is manager of H. B. &
C. W. Spruill Farms in Windsor,
North Carolina and is a member of
the Windsor Rotary Club. He is one
of the 207 Rotary District Governors
who are supervising the activities of
some 7,100 Rotary Clubs which have
a membership of 342,000 business and
professional executive in 83 countries
and geographical regions throughout
Wherever Rotary Clubs are located
their activities are similar to those of
the Rotary Club of Hertford because
they are based on the same general
objectives developing better under-
of guilty and each paid a fine of $10 standing and fellowship among busi
and costs. ness an professional men, promoting
James Kierean and Thomas Jordan, community-betterment undertakings,
charged with passing cars, without j raising the standards of business and
proper clearance, entered pleas of guil-1 yiwessions, anu xosternig
ty and paid the costs of court.
Emma Winslow, Negro, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon,
entered a plea of guilty. She was
sentenced to jail for a period of four
Directive Concerning College
Students Issued By Draft Board
New regulations covering draftage
college students were issued Monday
by the Perquimans County draft board
in an effort to clarify standings of
students in , regard to induction .
A number of college students have
simply used statements from college
officials certifying that they are en
rolled in the school, but draft oinciais
emphasize that such statements are
Students are urged to see that
full information is available to their
draft board concerning their status.
New Directive for students follows
The Selective Service System has
changed its regulations affecting clas
sifications for college students. .
The new "directive authorizes a
draft board to reclassify a registrant
from 1-iA to 2-A if he meets all three
of the following conditions:
Has completed at least one academic
year of a full-time course of instruc
tion in a college, university or similar
institution of learning.
If his scholastic standing placed
him in the upper half of the class
during his last academic year.
If the local board is satisfied that
the registrant, prior to August 1, In
tended U enroll in school for the aca
demic year ending in the Spring of
' A full time graduate student may
be considered to have met conditions
by the college that in his last tinder-
graduate year he stood In the upper
half tf his class.- Heretofore, If col
lege students met certain requirements
when about to be drafted, they could
request postponement of Induction un
til the close of the academic year.
The ruling does not affect students
covered by ether regulations. $ ;
JAYCKES TO MLT V-. ,
The Hertford Junior Chamber of
Commerce will hold its firsjh dinner United .Nations Plajr
New Credit Curbs
Financing of many items, from au
tomobiles to home repairs, will become
tighter, next Monday, under terms of
a bill passed by Congress and signed
by President Truman last Saturday.
Under: the law, which becames ef
fective September 18, Automobile in
stalments are effective of $5,000 or
less and other installment credits of
2J50O or less.
Down payments of at least one-third
will be required for cars and pay
ment can not extend beyond 21
months. Many appliances will require
down payment of at least 15 per cent
and' maximum, maturities ... of 18
months. " r''"-"-'"
Furniture, rugs and home repairs
will require down payments of at
least 10 percent and payment within
18 to 80 months. . V: '
The: measure is aimed to control
credit expansion and inflation under
present world conditions.
Plojrth ; Meeting .
Three represratadvlSs of Perquini
ans County Home Demonstration
Clubs, Sirs. Norman Elliott, ' county
clothing leader Mi;ss Lena Winslow,
county citizenship leader, and Mrs.
Nina B. White, Home Agent, attended
a training meeting in Plymouth on
Tuesday. The purpose of the meeting
was to assist leaders in making plans
for the observance of National United
Nations Day. 7 j- v i,v
v Miss : Julian Mclver, Extension
specialist trained the group In making-
a TT.!t. XT-1.1 ti" . . 0
meeting next Wednesday, September
20 at 7 o'clock, t. Members are -unred
to notify Durwood Reed, Jr., ir Jarvis
Henry if they are unable to attend.
i Perquimans County Home Demon
stration., Clubs,-will. observe - National
United Nations Day on October 24, it
vancement of good will, understanding
and peace among all the peoples of
Each year this world-wide service
organization continues to grow in
numbers and in strength. During the
last fiscal year 293 new Rotary Clubs
were organized in 36 countries in
North, South and Central America,
Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Islands
of the Pacific.
Clinic Open Again
After being closed for two months
for the summer season, the Cancer
Detection Clinic, sponsored by the
Junior Woman's Club of Elizabeth
City in cooperation with health au
thorities, reopened on Friday of last
week to get back on regular schedule
Registration for the clinic, which
is open to anyone in this part of the
state, will be held from 1:30 to 2
o'clock each Friday afternoon. The
service is free. Women 35 years old
of older and men 40 are urged to have
the examination, and anyone else of
any age who has symptoms of cancer.
The clinic is held at the Health
Center on the corner of Harney and
Cedar streets, in Elizabeth City.
Quartet Being Held
Four Negroes, all residents of Mi
ami; Fla., were placed in jail here
Tuesday by Sheriff M. G. Owens and
are being held for investigation, ac
cording to, Sheriff Owens.
The quartet was placed under ar
rest following complaints made by
residents of Bethel Township. Sheriff
Owens stated he located the group
in a woods near Pmey Park on Route
17, and found a glass cutter and rub
ber, hose on one of the Negroes. , The,
.complaints made to Sheriff Owens
were that the. group were disturbing
the neighborhood., -fc'st ' J; : -,; -
Called To Service .
j Keith Haskett, reserve in the U. S
Marine Corps, has received orders to
report for active duty at Camp Le
Juene on September 27. ,
Haskett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
Haskett, is the first Marine Reserve
from Perquimans to be', called to ac
tive duty, ,, , ,
drew C. White, Joseph Lightfoot,
Charlie Whedbee, James Harrell,
Mamie Sutton, Wheeler Jones, Lath
am Felton, Luther James, Davis Tol
on, Will White, Jacob Willis, Eu
genia Hurdle, Daniel Harrell, R. R.
Sutton, W. R. Brooks; Joseph Gordon,
Edgar Harvey and Lycurus White.
The complaint alleges that the
school facilities for Negro students
in the county are far inferior to those
maintained for white children and
that such a practice is in violation
of the Fourteenth Amendment of the
U. S. Constitution and to the consti-'
stitution and laws of North Carolina.
Section 12 of the complaint alleges
that the defendants "are maintaining
an accredited high . school and ele
mentary facilities for white children
but that no such facilities are main
tained for Negro children."
Specific inequalities listed include
allegations that the white schools are
of modern brick construction, with
central heating plant while the Negro
students have only dilapidated frame
buildings which should be condemned
and which are heated by stoves which
provide a fire hazard. White schools
have adequate lunch room, gymnasium
and auditorium facilities while the
Negro schools have none, the com
plaint alleges. It further points out
that the white schools have enclosed
athletic fields, grandstands, lights for
night games and shower and locker
rooms while none of these exist for
the Negro schools.
Regarding the curriculum, the com
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BPW Club Holds
The Perquimans Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club held a busi
ness meeting last Friday night at the
home of Miss Hulda Wood, president
of the club.
Miss Wood was in charge of the
program. Mrs. R. M. Kiddick, secre
tary read the minutes and reports
were made by various committee chairmen.
Mrs. Roxanna Jackson gave a re
port on the club's sick loan closet,
and stated that many people have al
ready made use of this service offer
by the BPW. She also reported of
the help made possible for this pro
ject by donations and contributions
from various organizations, church
circles and individuals, all of which
is greatly appreciated by members of
Plans were discussed for observance
of National BPW Week, starting Oc
tober 15, and it was decided that the
local group will plan a program, de
tails of which will be riven at a later
date. 'v ' H
The next meeting of the club will
be held at the home of Mrs. Addie N.
Jones on October IS.
Following the meeting last Fridav.
(Miss Wood served refreshments to
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith of near
Hertford announce the birth of twin
ons. 'born Saturday, September 0th.
Mrs. Smith, before her marriage, was
Miss Ethel Frances Elliott.
1 BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ,
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmv Brvant of
Greensboro announce the birth of .a
son born .'Thursday, 'September 7th.
Mrs. Bryant is the former Miss A imp
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