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... The Congressional hearing oh the
conduct of the Korean war continues
in Washington this week with Secre
tary of Defense George C. 'Marshall
being-the. chief witness before the
committee. Marshall followed Gen
eral Use Arthur before the committee
and has refuted part of the testimony
given k by MacArthur. On Tuesday
General Marshall told the committee
Russia may enter the Korean conflict
without notice, but this' threat would
, be far greater if the nation followed
the war plans proposed by General
MacArthuft - !
Meanwhrle, on the war front in
Korea, United Nations forces have
advanced along the 100-mile front, re
gaining' most of . the ? territory lost
when the Communists opened their
spring offensive several weeks ago.
UN' troops pushed .the Reds hack 17
miles before Seoul, and apparently
lave saved the capital from Bed oc
cupation. Reports from Korea point
out that Connnunist resistance to the
UN advance is still very strong. f. '
. ' Russia this week proposed a Bur
Four talk on the peace settlement for
Japan. Russia proposed the meeting
be conducted between representatives
of the Soviet, United States, Great
Britain and Communist China.. . The
Reds in their note charged the United
States with hindering conclusion of a
treaty with Japan. The note asking
for the conference was received in
Washington but no official comment
has been made on the proposal. ;
'British .government officials this
week assembled facts and figures
aimed at rebutting charges that (Bri
tain has been shipping large quanti
ties of strategic materials to China
despite the fighting in Korea. The
report was drawn following charges
made by General Douglas MacArthur
that British exports sent to China
have been of ' vital importance to the
-The U. S. Civil Service Commission;
acting unde authority vested in it
by Congress, has announced' an open
competitive examination to fill the
position of Postmaster at the Win-
fall Post Office.5 A salary, of $2,670
annually, is paid the postmaster of
Application blanks for the exami
nation may be obtained at the Post
Office in Winfall or by writing .the
Civil Service Commission, Washington,
D. C Applications must be properly
executed and on file at Washington
prior to the hour of closing on May
- Applicants must possess the fol
lowing qualifications (Be.a cHasen of
or owe allegiance to the United States;
they must have actually resided within
the delivery of the Post Office, for at
least on year prior to the closing
date for receiving applications. Appli
cants must have reached their 21st
birthday and must not be over 63
years of age by May 24.
The vacancy in this office was made
when W. G. Hollowell, who had been
Postmaster, for over 10 years, died on
January 1, 1SS1. His widow, Mrs.
Thelma Miller Hollowell, has been ser
" ' ving as Acting Postmaster since that
Saturday, May S3, wi'l be Poppy
. ,. .. nay in irenj-umu., - vuuin-jr 7 uiu
.:' .throughout the United States. -v.
On Popry Day everyone will be ask
ed to wear a IJmori&l Poppy in tri
bute to jnerica's war dead, and to
- - eontrtSuta: to 'ft "'welfare of disabled
J' war veterans and needy children of
Vl'h our coi'rtry y - .Irj to Se
feni K.r.If tal.t new c wear-
in j of tlia pcry wi3 have increased
"-. B!,"nictrce t. s yr. '
) il..e p.i, s i t 3 American
v ILrion AurU j n" 1 " ' "l9 here
: 1 've Isn if 'i C 1 vfcLrats
, rf loth ,o.; l vois ti i"..e VU;i..s
1 1 in Taye'.ievi'.le. The woA
I'j 1 i tncflcItJ to Cera as well
as t ":n sn orportunity to etm
mo-.y for tf.c n.lveg and their fanj
1' v ' i ' :
Contr' '.'.ort r"'s ty Cre who
v t t' r i f a ri.'ic'-al
cf f ' r v r '
Board cf Education Is
The Perquimans County (Board of
Education met here last Thursday, in
special-session, to receive bids on the
construction of an addition to the
Hertford Negro School. (Action on
the bids was delayed when it was de
termined that low bids for the addition
were in excess of the funds appropri
ated for this project.
J. L. Batton of Edenton, was low
bidder for the general construction
with a bid of 961,650; low bid for the
electrical work was 53,300, plumbing
$5,660, and heating f 8,220, making a
total of $78,730 as total bids for the
project. Funds appropriated for this
project totaled only $65,000, or some
113,000 less than the combined low
bids. s..7,,.7: -V.'-7';;:- !-..-:rv '. -
(After discussion of the bids, the
Board members voted to postpone ac
tion until Thursday night of this week.
Meanwhile Superintendent of Schools
J. T. Biggers and representative's of
the Board traveled to Raleigh on Wed
nesday to confer with the State Su
perintendent ' and members of the
School House Planning Commission
concerning alternative plans to carry
out the construction projects planned
by the Board of (Education. .
, It is reported that the Board will
seek permission to negotiate with oth
er contractors for the construction of
this addition, and failing in this, they
will refuse all bids received and call
for a new set of bids on the project
In the event new bids are called for,
it is also reported that the Board
may include the construction of two
lunchrooms in. the proposed construc
During the meeting last week the
Bolrd voted to discontinue public
school music training, which has been
under the direction of Miss Dorothy
Maynara for the past two years.
(Members of the County Negro
School Committee were named at this
meeting and this committee is 'com
posed of -E. T Brooks, Bethel; Willie
Jones, Hertford; Sam Jennings, Park
ville; Dewey Overton, New Hope, and
George HcalowelVrSelvidere. : - ; :
Booting Light In
Little interest was shown in the
general ' election for officials of the
Town of Hertford held last Tuesday
as compared with the primary of
April SO, when more than 400. votes
were cast. Only 121 ballots were cast
in the general election and Mayor V.
N, Darden led the ticket, receiving a
total of 119 votes. , 7
Candidates for posts as Commis
sioners, nominated in the primary
April 30, were elected to office. The
vote totals for these candidates were
as follows: Robert I Hollowell 114,
W. H. Hardcastle 113, Henry Sullivan
113 and W. Ray White 110.
The officials elected Tuesday will
assume their duties on May 14 for a
period of four years.
Mayor Darden and Commissioners
Hardcastle and Sullivan were re-elected
to office, . while Hollowell and
White will succeed M. U. Gregory and
a. u Berry as members of the Board.
The first official meeting of the new
Town Board will be held next Monday
night at 8 o'clock.
Hertford Boy Wins
An announcement lias been receiv
ed here that Reginald Tucker Jr., son
of 'Mr. and Kra. 6. K Tucker, a stu
dent at the University of North Caro
lina has qualified for membership in
the UNO chapter of Phi (Beta Kappa,
national scholastic fraternity-
Mr. and Krs. Tucker were notified
of their son's scholastic achievement
by Ernest L. Maclde, Dean of Stu
dent Awards and Distinctions at
UNC, who stated Iteginald will be ini
tiated into the fraternity in about
Hcqt YoDcird -
TLa County Council of Home Dem
onstration Clubs of Perquimans Coun
ty entertained the County -Commissioners,
County Council Ofricens and
Extension Workers at their annual
1-r. ' at Agricultural Euilding
on HonJay, Hay 7, at 12:80.
Tho- 7 - -Drt were (Lira. Fred Mat-hp-"
x -3. D. C er.neH, ilrs. John
1, A .'a L. 3, Ervb Tarwr,
, IB. V.hita, 1 '.'.is
1 ' 1. Ceore Tlelus,
U L, 1c; . jr i.-i I. C. YseL
Funds Requested For
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The Perquimans Library Board has
requested the Board of County Com
mksioners to appropriate funds in the
next fiscal budget to provide for the
renovation of the county library build
ing, if and when this building Is torn
down to make way for a new lunch
room at Hertford Grammar School.
Mrs. Silas M. Whedbee, representing
the Library Board, presented the re
quest at the meeting of the Commis
sioners on Monday. " She pointed out
that the present , building, used by the
library, can be enlarged when the
new lunchroom is erected, and ma
terials from the portion of the build
ing torn down can be used to reno
vate the library.
The request jnet with approval of
the County Board.
Presents Awards To
'Former members of the Perquimans
County Board of Education were hon
ored guests, and recipients6f certifi
cates of merit, at a dinner meeting
held at Perquimans High School last
Thursday night. The Perquimans unit
of the NEA and the Board of Educa
tion were sponsors of the meeting.
Certificates were awarded W. E.
Dail, Durwood Barber, Mrs. Alice E.
Futrell, Julian A White, and C. y.
Ward, for unselfish service rendered
in the field of education while mem
bers of the local Board of Education,
Presentation of the certificates was
made by John T. Biggers, Superin
tendent of County 'Schools.
Miss Johnnie White,, president of the
Perquimans unit of the NEtA, presid
ed over the meeting and guest speak
er for the occsjn was the Rev. Chas.
W.! Duling, tttstor ij of the Hertford
Baptist Cburck ; :
Mr, Dulihg spoke briefly on the pat
tern of education and its effect upon
life within the community. He sum
med up his talk by pointing out a
chief objective of education should be
the teaching of the child to think as
Man In Jail Goes
Frank J. DeFebio, 36, of Dare
County, who was .placed in the Per
quimans jail last Thursday by the
Dare County Sheriff, Frank Cahoon,
has been on a hunger strike since his
confinement here last week.
DeFebio was placed in the local
jail following his attempted suicide in
the Dare jail on lApril 21 and his re
lease from the - Albemarle Hospital
last Thursday. "
DeFebio and his wife, Theo, who is
staging a sit-down and hunger strike
on the Court House steps in Manteo,
are facing a number of charges in
the Dare County court in connection
with failure to place their minor chil
dren in school. 7;.;
The couple moved to Dare County
in January , of 1950, and according to
Mr. DeFebio,' it is the desire of the
parents that they be permitted to in
struct their children at home rather
than in the public school. The couple
have three children; two, age eight
and one, age three. .
DeFebio told the editor of this
newspaper that after having attempt
ed to take bis life he decided that was
wrong but he is refusing all food un
til justice is done,, and he and his
family are again united.
. The children of the couple have
been placed in a boarding home at
Wancnese by authorities of Dare
It has ' been reported frontu Dare
County a hearing will be held in Dare
Recorder Court on May 15 for De
Febio on the charges cf failing to
send the children to school, and an
other hearing on other charges will
be heard the next day in Juvenile
Court at Manteo.
DeFebio is being served meals here
regularly but thus far, since. Thurs
day, has refused to eat of any of the
food placed in his cell. He has, it was
reported, been drinking water during
this hunger'strike period.
' ' -' '
Dreedlnar Co-op Now
In Full Operation ; '
" The Albemarle Artificial (Breeding
Cooperative,? with offices located in
Hertford, is now in full operation, ac
cording to a report made ' today by
Frank Jessup, Inseminator of the Co
op. Mr. Jessup reported ihe first cow
bred through the Co-Op's service was
oned by E. Q. White of BeJvidere:
Play In fens Hire
Friday Afternoon .
Perquimans Scores Vic
; tories Over Plymouth
And Elizabeth City
i PerquhjAns High School's highly
rated baseball team will be out to
seek revenge for the season's only
loss when the Indians play Gatesville
in a return game in Hertford on Fri
day. Tentative time for the game is
2 o'clock in the afternoon. However,
E. C. Woodard, principal at Perquim
ans, announced Wednesday if the
lights on Memorial Field are repaired
in time, the contest will be played
Friday night. .""-v..;
' Gatesville handed the Indians ail
8-1 defeat two weeks ago in a game
played at Gatesville, and Coach Ellie
Feanng's charges will be striving
hard to win the contest Friday to
avenge this defeat and at the same
time keep Perquimans in the running
in the State elimination play offs.
'A large crowd of baseball fans are
expected to tum out for the game
between Gatesville and Perquimans,
as it is billed as the "best game of
The Indians racked up two more
victories for the 1951 season during
the past week when they defeated
Plymouth in an Albemarle Confer
ence game 9-1. Vernon White and
Fritz Wulf did the pitching for Per
quimans and gave up only four hits,
while the Indians collected 10 hits off
the Plymouth pitching staff. Chap
pell and Hunter were the leading hit
ters for the Indians in the Plymouth
On last Monday night the Indians
journeyed to uuzabetn uty lor a
game with the Yellow Jackets. Per
quimans came from behind in the
seven innings to win a 3-2 decision
over the Jackets.
v White and Stallings were the bat
tery for Perquimans while Overman
and Gibson formed the battery for
the jackets. White turned in another
treat pitching jolb striking out 11
Jacket - batters,. Bright ' and Hunter
led the bitting for the Indians... ;:
Elizabeth City scored twice; in the
fifth inning, but a strong attack by
the Indians in the seventh counted for
three runs and-gave Perquimans the
victory over . the 'Northeast Confer
ence' team. ; . 77
Residents of the Town of Winfall
reactivated their governing body with
a general election held last Tuesday,
in which a Mayor and three commis
sioners and a town Constable was
elected as the official board for the
town. - . ... '..
Thirty four voters cast ballots in
the election and the candidates elected
to office were, Mayor, Nathan Mat
thews, Commissioners, J. F. Hollowell,
F. S. Winslow and D. L. Barber, Con
stable Charlie Umphlett. .
This board is expected to meet with
in the next week or two and complete
the' organization of the town govern
Much interest is being shown by the
residents of the town in the reorgani
zation of the board, and several im
provement projects are expected to be
carried out under the new board.
Legion Service To
Be Held On May 20
Annual memorial services observed
here by the Wm. Paul Stallings Post
of the American Legion will be con
ducted this year on Sunday night,
May 20, at the Hertford Methodist
Church? it was announced here today.
The Rev. A. L. Chaplin, pastor of the
church, 'will deliver -the memorial
service sermon, i-r:-;-
(Members of the local American Le
gion Post will attend the services in
a body and the Legionnaires are ask
ed to meet .at -the church at 7.-4S
o'clock on the night of the services. .
In Recess Tuesday
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Perquimans "Recorder's Court was in
recess this week, due to the election
of officials forthe Town of .Hertford,
with the Court room being used as a
polling precinct. AH cases set for
hearing Tuesday were contimiedmntil
the next term of Recorder's Court. '.
On Hunger Strike
Tentative Budget Matters Discussed By
County Commission-rs In f "aeting Monday
Holmes Speaker At
HDC Meeting May 4
C. R. Holmes, County Representa
tive spoke before a group of approxi
mately 90 Home Demonstration Club
women on Friday, May 4, at Winfall
Grammar School. Mrs. C. P. Quincy
of Chapanoke Club presentel Mr.
Holmes, who talked to the" group on
what occurred in the last legislature.
This meeting was a part of the obser
vance of National Home Demonstra
tion Club Week. The theme for the
week was "Today's Home Builds To
morrow's World." The meeting open
ed with the group singing "God Bless
Our Homes," followed by ujie Home
Demonstration Club members' Creed.
Mrs. Russell Baker of Whiteston Club
gave the devotional, Special music
was rendered by Miss Janice Yagel,
accompanied by Mrs. I. C. Yagel. Her
selections were "Nocturne" by Curran
and "American Lullaby" by Rich.
The meeting closed with the group
singing "Carolina, Carolina."
Following the meeting, Helen Gaith
er Club was Chairman Hostess for the
Weds Keith Haskett
The wedding of Miss Miriam" Perry,
daughter of Mrs. Thomas Perry, and
the late Mr. Perry, of Elizabeth City
and Keith Haskett of Hertford and
Camp Lejuene, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Haskett, took place Sunday,
May 6, at four o'clock in the after
noon, at the Hertford Methodist
Church, with the paster, Eev. A. L.
The church was decorated with
white stocks and white snapdragons,
against a background of palms and
ferns and lighted by cathedral candles.
A program of nuptial wmsic was
rendered with Miss Ke ; Blanchard
at the organ and Miss Ruth arlett,
of Wilson, soloist. During the cere
mony, wAh Sweet Mystery of Life,"
was played softly.
The bride, given in marriage by her
cousin, W.'H. 'Rawls, wore a gown
of white lace over taffeta. The fit
ted bodice featured an upstanding col
lar of lace at the back of the high
neck and long sleeves which ended in
bridal peaks over the hands. The full
gathered skirt was ankle length. Her
veil of bridal illusion was arranged
with a halo of orange blossoms. Her
flowers were a fan-shaped bridal bou
quet, centered with a purple-throated
orchtd and showered with lilies of the
Mrs. W. H. Rawls was matron ot
honor and the bride's only attendant.
She wore a gown of gold lace with
matching hat and mits, and carrieo.
a fan-shaped bouquet of purple stocks
centered with an orchid.
. The bridegroom had as his best man
his brother, Ray Haskett, and the
ushers were Wayne Lambkin
Mrs. Edgar Fields was mistress of
ceremony. She wore a chiffon gown
of purple print. Her flowers were
gardenias. . '
The bride's mother was dressed in
navy blue, with white accessories. Her
flowers were a corsage of red roses.
The bridegroom's mother also wore
navy blue with white accessories, and
her flowers, were red roses.
Mrs. J. R. Webb, Mrs. C. W. Has
kett and Mrs. Edgar Fields were joint
hostesses on Saturday night at the
home of Mrs. Webb, at a cake cutting
immediately after the rehearsal.
The house: was decorated with
spring flowers. A huge wedding cake,
topped with a miniature bride and
groom, formed the centerpiece on the
dining table. ,
Bridal ices and cake , was -served.
About 85 guests were present.
Rotary Club To
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club will observe 'their annual Rotary-Anne
night on next - Tuesday,
May 15, with a dinner-dance to be
held at Hamyyl Point; v. j
Plans for the annual party were
completed at the meeting of the club
held Tuesday night at -the Hotel Hertford.-:,;
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The dinner will be served by mem
bers of the Bethel Home Demonstra-
Clubs and will start at 7 o'clock.
The dance will follow the dinner. .
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman White an
nounce the birth of a eon bom Satur
day, May 6,. at the Albemarle Hos
pital at Elizabeth City. , ; .
Miss Miriam Perry
Board Approves Plan
For Repairs at County
Tentative budget discussion con
sumed much time in a day long ses
sion of the County Commissioners,
meeting here in regular session last
Monday. Prior to the meeting, the
Board visited the County Home and
made a complete inspection of these
After receiving reports from the
various county agencies the Com
missioners voted approval of a budget
item covering the county fire pre
vention service. This department re
quested an increase in appropriations
of ?200, over the present budget figure
to provide a fire pump for the war
den's truck. The budget figure ap
proved was $1,450.
J. T. Biggers, Superintendent of
Schools, appeared before the Board
and advised that six new school buses
will be needed by the County in order
to transport Negro school children
with the consolidation of Negro
schools expected this fall. Total cost
of these buses is expected to be
around $14,400. Mr. Biggers was ad
vised to incorporate these items in the
school budget to be presented at the
Board meeting next month.
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health
'Officer, requested the Board to con
sider the same appropriation to the
district health department as was ap
propriated for the current fiscal year.
This amount was $400 per month.
Edgar White, Superintendent of
County Welfare, presented a budget
for this department. This budget calls
for a decrease in the Old Age Assist
ance program ,of approximately $400
for the year. The budget for the Aid
to Dependent Children program was
approximately the same as the current
year, as was the budget for the Ad
ministration program. County funds
for the Welfare program are supple
mented by State and Federal funds.
calling for the county to pay about
onefourth of the total outlay 01 this
department. This budget was also ap
proved by the Commissioners.
Following a di9cns1sionlas to repairs
to be madi to the County Home Cdm-
missioner Earl B. Hollowell was au
thorized to supervise the painting of
the interior of the home, and repairs
to be made to the steps and porches of
Annual Cancer Drive
Arrangements have been completed
here for the county's annual Cancer
Crusade, which will be conducted un
der the direction of the Perquimans
Business and Professional Women's
Club, it was announced today.
About 20 members of the BPW Club
will make a door-to-door canvass of
the business and neidential districts
of Hertford, receiving contributions to
the Cancer Fund. Miss Audrey Umph
lett will select canvassers for the rural
nioaa. and thpsp workers will Contact
residents of the county for similar
Perquimans County's quota for the
Cancer Fund, according to Miss Hulda
Wood, president of the 'BPW Club, is
about the same as last year.
Of the amount raised for this fund,
a large per cent will remain in the
county for local use, and the "remain
der will be for the use of the Ameri
can Cancer Society.
The campaign will get underway im
mediately and will continue until the
county quota is reached. Members of
the BPW Club, in assuming sponsor
ship of the drive, are hopeful the
quota will be reached within a short
time. The public is urged to lend its
cooperation to the campaign by donat
ing as geneorusly as possible.
Injured In Accident
Hubert Elliott, 17-year-old Winfall
youth, was seriously injured in an au
tomobile wreck Monday night at about
11:35 o'clock- when a car he was op
erating went out of control and turn
ed over four times. The accident took
place at the intersection of V. S. 17
and U. S. 17-A, near Elizabeth City.
The youth was taken to 'Albemarle
Hospital, and is believed to have suf
fered possible fracture of the skull
and other injuries. In the car with
Elliott at the time of the accident
were two other youths, only one of
whom suffered injuries. Jack True
blood, 15, received a gash on the right
WMU MEETING MAY 17
j. The County WMU annual meeting
will be held Thursday, May 17, at
10:30 A. M., in the Burgess Baptist
Church. ' All members are urged to
take special notice of the date and
time of the Meeting. - -