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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Caroliiiat.Fridayy September 22, 1950.-"
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Plans Fcr School Pro
V gram Going Forward
. In Face Of Action
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Attorneys John Hall of Elizabeth
City, Chas. E. Johnson of. Hertford,
, - and possibly William B Umstead, of
-, . Durham, mil handle the defense in
Suit entered in Federal Court by some
25 Negro residents of the county who
. .. are seeking an Injunction to stop con-
struction of the Winfall Negro school,
' ' :., it was announced here Saturday, f Al
t' lowing a meeting of the Board of Edu-
i' Members of the local Board of Edu
cation met in special session last Sat
, ; iirday at which time the complaint
was reviewed and action was taken
Q for the defense to be presented' at the
- .'.: court hearing.
y . 11 According to -the summons, the
i-y-y Board of Education must answer the
complaint by Octobers, after which
Federal Judge Don S. Gilliam will set
a 'date for the hearing, which will be
conducted at . Elizabeth City.
The Board of 'Education secured
Attorney John Hall to act as chief
counsel for the Board and authorized
him to secure any. and all assistance
he deemed necessary to defend the. ac-
tion brought against the Board.
Meanwhile,' i the members of the
. Board of Education are going forward
' with its program' of consolidation of
all county schools,, and . reported that
petitions requesting a" special election
on the question of issuing 1175,000 in
school bonds, for the completion of
this program are now in circulation
and have been signed by almost
enough voters for the calling of the
The Issuance of these bonds, if ap
proved by the: Voters, will - provide
; funds for tie Board to carry out its
over-all program adopted yfa J'jyir
whereby tne;won scnooi for K"oes
VJtt be compkfe4 ;a-H'va ;clasx .mt
and a Ittfgtf ,!$ iU-iig, ltd;
the Hertford Colored. School smd a
lunchroom will oe constructed at the
United Nations forces in Korea, ac
"cording to reports this week, are
losinsr the laws of a ' sriant nincer
1 movement aimed at slashing the de-
, tense ol uommunist troops. - u. a.
Marines have crossed the Han River
; Ihefnra Seour and are : advancing on
the capital at a rapid pace, faced by
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, some stubborn resistance, in me
Sdutheast corner near the old beach-
"hAftH TBI trnom ham advanced some
' 12 miles to Kasan, and have trapped
many Bed troops attempting to witn
- draw to Seoul to aid the Communist
defense in the northern section. Op-
-timistic reports continue to come out
of Korea as it appears tne uw troops
now have the situation well in hand.
' The Big Three foreign ministers,
meetinir in New York, have come to a
definite aaraement on Gennany. "A
mnnrt Wednesday stated the U. S
n-:4.nin onil fiVniuui hnua warned Una-
til to keen hands on weriin ana
Western Germany,; , and i propose a
peace treaty with Germany and the
.n;oHnTt a a i.iHHunian i-ierman
volice force, equipped and trained. to
take care of riots ana. immai ub-
turbances. t - " v;
Britain's Labor government - won
another vote of confidence this, week
, PorKamnnt voted 206 tO 800, UP?
holding the La6r movement caning
fot the government w taw oyer uw
steel Industry. The test came about
by a challenge' issued by? Winston
' Churchill, conservative party leader,
. who denounced the plart to place the
steel industry under state controu
. rk TTntit TJatinnl RaeUritv COUS'
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' cil, meeting this week to New York,
, voted down a Russian sponsoreu pian
v for seating representatives of Red
China in the Council. Instead, :: the
Council moved to appoint a commit
tee to study the ; entire question of
the Chinese pre' " m e-1, report f ir
1 ) the assembly its recommeniationa.
-sla declared the' action: incorrect,
t did not walk' out of tie secaioi ,
Titans Venn Ilcvr ,
. ; y Ruritaft Club, th sia'Ji
" nans County," has been ora
i Woodville, it was announced
r by Charles R.. Ward, ho
' zt a charter for the cluh wj"
i the group at a meer
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for the club nr-
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Hertford Rotarians had as their
guest speaker, at the club's meeting
Tuesday night, at the Hacienda,. H.
B. Spruill of Windsor, Governor of
District 278 of Rotary International
Following an Interesting talk on de
velopments in Rotary, Mr. Spruill
conferred with H. N. Nixon, president
of the local club and other club of
ficers on the activity and projects of
the Hertford group.
On next Tuesday night the Rotary
and Lions Club will hold a joint meet
ing at which time they will be hosts
to John A. Lofus, an official of the
U. S. State Department.
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The, marriage of Miss Mildred Inez
Skinner, daughter of Mrs. Raymond
Skinner to Wayne Forrest Lambdin,
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Lambdin of
Hannibal, Mo., took place Sunday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock in the Hertford
The Rev. Ben O. Merritt, pastor,
performed the double ring ceremony.
White gladioli, palms and lighted
white candles decorated the church.
Miss Kate Blanchard played the wed
ding music and accompanied Miss
Ruth Tucker; who sang "Because"
and the "Lord's Prayer." ' ,
The bride was given in marriage
by Dr. T. P. - Jsnnn. She wore a
street-length dress of blue lace with
grey accessories and carried a pray
er book- showered with stephanotis,
centered with a 'white orchid.
The bride had as her maid of honor
and only attendant, her sister, Miss
Sybil Skinner, who wore a dress of
toast lace with brown accessories, and
carried a bouquet of yellow rosea.
Keith Haskett was best man, and
the ushers were Billy White and Em-
The mother of the bride wore
dress of teal blue with black acces
sories and wore a corsage of red roses.
The mother of the groom wore a black
flond. print with black , accessories
and a corsage of pink roses, s i; a
The mistresses of ceremonies were
Mrs. ,T. P. Brinn and Mrs. Julian
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Directive On ; Fam
Dafcrots Given J
Locd Draft Bozrd
Order Indicates Lack Of
Farm Labor Problem
At This Time
The Perquimans Draft Board has
received a new directive pertaining
to agricultural deferments, it was re
ported here this week by Mrs. Edna
winslow, clerk of the local Board.
According to Mrs. Winslow the new
directive issued by State Headquarters
"In conference with the State
USDA Council, we were advised that
there is no farm labor problem at
mis time except m dairy farming.
They stated further that the reason
for labor problems in dairy farming
is tnat the long hours for seven days
per week do not appeal to hired labor.
Each dairy farm case, however, should
be considered, on the basis of its own
merits as it is thought that onlv a
few can qualify for Class II-C.
"In view of the above advice, it
would appear that very few regis
trants if any, can meet requirements
of Selective Service regulations which
provide for farm deferments. When
a registrant claims that he is entitled
to classification of II-C, it is suggested
that the local board require him to
file a statement showing farm pro
duction and manpower for the current
year and the year preceding. With
such information the local board
should be in position to evaluate the
"In view of the general farm situ
ation, it appears that there is little
justification for agricultural defer
ments. Our advisors point out that
in most instances where a deferment
is .necessary it would be more of a
nature of a hardship case than it
would be a need of occupational defer
In connection with the above mat
ter State Headquarters, also advised
the local hoard: that Selective Service
and the USDA are working closely injwhich permits the State to appeal the
Dwelling Units Of ;
County; On Increase V
As shown by the 1950 Census of
Housing preliminary Counts of Dwel
ling Units, there were approximately
2,610 dwelling' units m Perquimans
County, in 1950, according to an an
nouncement by C W. Martin, District
Manager pf 'the IT." S. Department of I
Commerce. There were 2,437 In 1940.
The preliminary population t count!
for Perquimans County,' as shown by
the 1960 Census f Population Counts,
was 9,601 in 1950; in 1940, 9,773. y
r The first" publication of final de
tailed figures from the 1950 Census
of Housing and Population wilL.ap
pear, in miwasi.
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Pull arfiAdnlit a . aervices at : Hotv
Trinity E; !:cpal Church will be ob
served next Sunday, September 24,
with Church School at 10 A. M., and
morning services at 1 A, M., ft was
announced today. , , . J r .
A scl.edJe ttf services for Octrler1
v-IU Ire r " "ei later, inasmuch as
.7. E. . n, is sni f i
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Extra $25 Fine
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Thirteen Cases Disposed
Of At Court Term On
Failure to report before Perquimans
Recorders Court, last week to an
swer charges of assaulting a female
and destruction of property cost
James Spence, Negro, an extra $25 af
ter he had entered a plea of guilty
to the charges before Judge Chas. E
Johnson. Spence was given a 60-day
road sentence, sentence to be suspend
ed upon payment of a $50 fine and
costs of court. When questioned as
to why he failed to appear before
the court last week, Spence replied:
"I didn't get up until nine o'clock and
I decided it was too late to come to
court." Judge Johnson told the de
fendant that failure to appear in court
when he was supposed to was costing
him an extra $25,
- Other cases heard at this week's
session of the court, included those of
Jack Levine, Harold Mann,' Maurice
Warner, James Dunlo and 'Frank
Baumgbrtner, all of whom paid the
costs sf court after pleading guilty
to charges of speeding.
Laselle Eason and James Rich,
charged with driving without a license,
entered pleas of guilty and eacW
was fined $25 and costs of court,
John Ormsby and Spurgeon Phelps
were taxed with the costs of court on
charges of driving without valid op
erators license. Each entered a plea
George Gordon, Negro, submitted to
a charge of driving without sufficient
brakes and paid the costs of court.
WillVhite, Negro, entered a plea of
guiltyHo non-support. He was sen
tencedtlo. the roads for 60 days, sen
tence ,fo be suspended upon condi
tion lift the defendant pay into the
clerk 61 cjturt the sum of $10 per week
fo tSRStise of Wa .children.
A special veraici; 01 no ku
ay Commission REports 8.6 M
ary Roads Completed In County
On To Farmville
Coach Ellie Fearing and his band
of Perquimans Indians will open their
1950 football season tonight against
the Farmville High School on the
tatter's field. The entire Indian
squad of 36 players will make the
trip to Farmville and Coach Fear
ing is expected to use a large number
of the players in the game.
Advance information regarding the
Farmville team provides little in
guessing the results of the opening
game, however, after several weeks
of intensive practice, the Indians have
high hopes of coming home on the.
long end of the score.
Coach Fearing reported today that
all of his boys are ln good condition
for the opening contest and can be
expected to put forth every effort to
mark up a victory.
Becomes Bride Of
evaluating such problems as that
Mrs. Winslow also reported that
the local board is without calls for
selectees ' that it now has 15 regis
trants classified in 1-A who have
passed physical examinations and fire
subject to call to the armed forces.
Central PTA Group
decision, was returned in the case
in which Ralph Peele was charged
with reckless driving.
In Meeting ftlonday
The Perquimans Central Grammar
School PTA. held its first meeting of
this school year on Monday night, Sep
tember 18, in the school auditorium.
The meeting opened with singing
"America the Beautiful."
The ' Belvidere community had
charge of the program, with Mrs. M.
D. Lane as program chairman. The
topic for discussion was "Get Set For
the School Year."
: Mrs. Bertha Smith White conducted
the devotional and talked along the
lines of the program topic, conclud
ing her remarks, with the well known
poem "The Master Builder."
Two musical selections were rend
ered by . Mrsy . Thomas; Glenn Roger-
son, Mrs. .Leon Love' and Mrs. Moody
Chappell, wjth Mrs. R. R. White ac
companying; - .
J. P. Snipes introduced ' new at
tendants, spoke- of the . enrollment of
409, Improvements in appearance of
the floors, functioning of the library
and lunch room and, concluding, pre
sented past president's pins to Mrs.
Eddie Harrell and Mrs. M. D. Lane.
Minutes were read by the secre
tary and approved, after whfh the
treasurer gave her report The State
President's message was read.- ..Mrs.
Wendell -Mathews ; gave ; report of
the executive committee meeting last
spring, at which time committee chair
men for this year's work were ap
pointed. .! f-;'V- '"v; ',t;y
Mrs. Wendell Mathews, program
chairman for the year, announced the
topic for"; next ! meeting, "Happiness
Begins at Home" with Bagley Swamp
andS -Cumberland communities r.'in
charge; Mrs.' Percy Trublcod, ha!r-
. Report of the budget and finance
committees "wens read and' accepted.
Mrs, A. R. Cook, study group chair
man, announced the first meeting: to
be. held in the JWoodViUe-Chapanoke
community with Mrs. Roy Nixon as
Plans were made' for the- district
meeting to be held in October.
J. T. '.Birera reviewed thebuild-
inj"ccamj'. J ... '. .'.
k. i. Edwin tThite's room, first and
second grades, won the attendance
Hertford PTA Meet
The Hertford Grammar School Par
ent-Teachers Association held its first
meeting of the new school year in
the school auditorium Thursday even
ing, September 14, at eight o'clock.
The meeting opened with the songs,
"My Faith' Looks Up To Thee" and
"America the Beautiful," which were
led by Mr. Davis, band director.
Mrs. Reginald Tucker, .program
chairman for the month, presented
the program with the subject being
"Get Set For the. New school xear.
Mrs. T. B.- Brinn introduced Mrs.
Joy Frisby of Elizabeth City, who
presented some of her pupils from tne
Frisbv School of Dancing. Those tak
ing Dart in the ballet, tap and toe-
dance '.numbers were Misses Nancy
Hooper, Undine Perry, Elizabeth
Swindell, Pat Waters, Hollie Webster,
Terry, Watson, Jean Mizzelle, buzanne
MizelU and Grace Morse.
Mrs. . Frisby announced that she
would die -in Hertford in October to
enroll pupils in the Hertford School
of Dancing. Mrs. Tucker introduced
Minn Thelma Elliott. Grammar School
principal,' who gave a brief outline
of the work scheduled for the school
children this year. J. T. Biggers,
superintendent of schools, gave a talk
on the County School bond ana ouiia
inff nrorfram which is now underway.
To dose the program, , Mrs. Simon
Chappell gave the Devotional The
Lord's. Prayer was then prayed ln
unison! f'sWKW".'''-.''. v.
Mrs. W. C. Cherry, new P. T. A.
nresident. . nresided during the busi
ness session. . Mr. SOas Whedbee,!
secretary, read the minutes of the last
meeting and ti monthly message
from the Stata PTA nresiaent. am
Cherry gave the new parents a hearty
welcome 'and urged au premm w
join the Association. The Association
voted to purchase new kick balls to be
added to the playground equipment
tor tne scnoois. voor, jn
won Jt Mrs. Irvin Long, Mrs. W. C
Cherry and Jim Hntchinson. .At the
conclusion ef the meeting reiresn-
ments of junch and cookies were ser
ved, yj-yyvy.y-f;;,-, y y
, BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
" Mr. and Mrs,, Richard Payne of
Charlotte, announce : the birth of a
son, born September 18. Mrs. Payne
is the former Miss Frances. Cely. -
Total Represents 20
Percent Of Program
To Be Carried Out
The State Highway Commission has
paved 8.6 miles of secondary roads in
rerquimans County since the start
of the $200,000,000 bond construction
program last summer.
Excluding stabilization work, this
represents 20 per cent of the total
program planned for Perquimans, ac
cording to Henry G. Shelton, First
Division Highway commissioner. Oth
er projects are now under way in
Perquimans and other First Division
counties with many of them scheduled
for completion before the end of 1950.
Newly paved secondary roads open
ed in Perquimans during the last 15
months are as follows:
From N. C. 37 north west of Bel
videre along county line 4.7 miles to
ward Sandycross; N. C. 37 near Bel
videre to Snow Hill Crossroads, 1.2;
U. S. 17 south to Hertford-Durants
Neck Road, 2.7.
Perquimans' share of the first $125,
000,000 in bond funds on July 1, 1950
was $456,750. With the .exception of
$77,250, this amount had 'been allo
cated to specific work in the county.
The Secondary Road Bond Act as
passed by the General Assembly divid
ed the bond money equitably among
the 100 counties.
The Cost of road construction under
the secondary program is less than
expected by the State Highway Com
mission and consequently more mile
age of roads may be paved under the
program than was expected in many
areas. As of July 1, 1950 about one-
fifth of the proposed Scott paving
program had been finished through
out the State.
In addition to secondary road work,
the Highway Commission also finish
ed the following projects on the num
bered highway system: resurfacing on
U. S. 17 in Hertford from the River
Bridge to Grubb Street, 0.3 miles; re
surfacing on U. S. J,7. .from , Grnbb
Miss Harriette Lou Layden, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jennings
Layden of Winfall, and Broughton
Thomas Dail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ton Dail of Hertford were united in
marriage Saturday, September 16 at
5:00 in the afternoon in the Winfall
The Rev. Earl B. Edwards, pastor
of the Winfall Methodist Church of
ficiated at the double ring ceremony.
The ceremony was performed before
a background of palms, ferns, tall
candelabra with tall cathedral candles,
and aisle stands with white gladioli
and, whitaehrysanthemume. . The re-V
served seats were marked off witSJgtreet to 30-feet pavement, 0.1 miles;
widening and resurfacing from Wood
Rufus land Avenue in Hertford along Grubb
M. Riddick, Jr., of Hertford, present- Street to U. S. 17, 0.7 miles; and wid-
flowers and white ribbons.
Prior to the ceremony, Mrs.
ed a program of nuptial music. Mrs,
Stanley Yelverton of Eureka, was so
loist. Her selections were "Because,"
"At Dawning," and "The Lord's
Prayer." During the ceremony, Mrs.
Riddick played very softly, "To A
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a wedding
gown of bridal white satin, fashioned
with a square neckline, framed with
princess lace forming a deep V
back, and long sleeves ending in wed
ding peaks over the hands. The snug
basque bodice was accented by the
full gathered skirt forming a sweep
ing tram. Her finger tip lengtn veil
of delicate imported illusion was ar
ranged from a tiara encrusted with
seed nearls. She carried a wnite
prayer book topped with a white or
chid showered with stephanotis.
Mrs. George Fields, Jr., as Matron
of Honor, wore a gown of green,
stvled with a snug satin bodice topped
by a satin bolero. The full marqui
sette skirt accented the waistline en
circled by a satin sash. She carried an
arm bouquet of bronze chrysanthe
mums, tied with fall shades of van-
Mrs. Max Scott, as bridesmaid, wore
a gown made like that of the Matron
of Honor in mauve and carnea an arm
bouauet of varigated chrysanthemums
and asters tied with fall shades of
Jarvis Ward and Yewis Stallings
of Hertford served as ushers. Milton
Dail, Jr., brothers of the bridegroom,
was best man. - .
Mrs. Cherles Whedbee was Mistress
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Hertford Lions To
Hold Fall Carnival
ening relocations and resurfacing
from a point six miles east of Center
HillHertford Road to Woodland Ave
nue in Hertford, 2.6 miles.
r. Henry W. Jordan, chairman of
the State Highway Commission, re
cently announced that 1950 would be
North Carolina's greatest year of
roadbuilding if good weather con
tinues and the war crisis does not in
tervene. Some 2.375.8 miles of sec-
in nrwWv rnnHa ha vp heen naved SO far
under the $200,000,000 program. At
the same time work is progressing on
the primary highway system utilizing
funds set up in the regular highway
Hertford Lions Club completed plans
for sponsoring its annual fall carni
val . here during the first week in
October at a meeting of the club last
Friday night, it was announced by
Sidney Blanchard, secretary of the
Lions. -v- :.''.
Arransrements have been made with
Sherman Husted to provide the mid
way for the Lions carnival. Husted,
who has managed Lions Club shows
here in the past, has' advised the lo
cal club that he will bring plenty of
rides and good shows to the event
this year., ! -s'yy '',-:;' 1
- Members of the Lions Club wui taxe
an active part in the carnival, telling
tickets, and - supervising they event
generally. The membership of the
dab has been divided into two teams
IB oraer uibi enca 3nmmr wui oe
assigned certain night to work at the
show. Members an asked to contact
Blanchard for the dates of their as
signment v . y :yyx, tyy yyy
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County Game Warden
Releases Dates For
1 Hunting Season
With the new 1950-51 hunting sea
son officially under way so far as
hunting and fishing licenses are con
cerned, Eldon Winslow, game protect
or here, today announced the open
seasons on various wildlife.
Winslow warned hunters to be on
guard and not kill game out of sea--nnn.
Violation of the seasons will
bring a subsequent arrest and prob
able heavy fine, as wen as suspenaiuu
of license, Winslow said.
A list of the seasons follows:
Tr onens October 16 and closes
January 1 with a daily bag limit of
two and no season limit.
For white tail deer, only male deer
with visible antlers may be taken and
the season in most counties opens
October 16 and closes January x.
Counties affected by this are Beau
fort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Cam
den, Carteret, Chowan, Cowan, Co
lumbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Dup
lin, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hert
ford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Han
over, Northhampton, vnsiow, x-ui.v,
Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans,
Sampson, Tyrrell and Washington.
Exceptions should be checked by
i.n.4o vv Anrinir an abstract of the
wildlife hunting and trapping regula
tions. 1 . , ." '
Bag limit in all cases is one a
day, one in possession and two for the
There is no open season on elk.
' Russian wild boar season opens Oc- ,
tober 16 and closes January 1, . in
Cherokee, Clay and Graham with a
daily ' limit of one, possession of two,
and season limit of two. t .
Raccoon and oppossum . with dogs
and gun opens October 16 and closes &
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