:rr"i.x;rj3 Ccur.tr, c: Carolina, Friday, June 8, 1951:
5 Cents Per u-j
GcT-ty CjEt taitrs Or,un fciraj
J LI A ,
Oy Coir.iiss!::.3rs At f ":;ting Qn&y
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Times Tiomaa Overton, Nejro,' of
I '3 t s, Dividers, was killed in-
i .'y ia tihway ace Lien last
t iii.f evening at about six o'clock, i
' 9 accident, according to B. R. In-i
c j, State Patrolman who investigat
c J the death of Overton, occurred on
t' e highway betoen.-Wniteston and;
L'iady Cross about 4tt miles north of
KC Msy.i:' f 'V ;n
Aa result of his investigation Pa
trolman Inscoe ctarged, Isaac Riddick,
24-year-old Negro, driver of the car,
with manslaughter. Riddick' was to
have a preliminary hearing in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday but the
ase was continued until June 12, at
the request of Riddkk's attorneys, W.
H. Oakey and J. S. McNiden
; Reporting on the accident (Patrol
man Inscoe stated the car driven by
I" '193ft Ford, carrying four
f jsengers, was headed south- on the
highway a it approached a sharp
curve. The car,' evidently went into
a skid; and skidded 839 feet, rolling
over several times before coming to
rest in a ditch. ' --
Riddick, according to the Patrolman,
left the scene and was apprehended
about one hour after ithe accident. Dr.
T, P. Brinn, who inspected the body
of Overton, reported to the Patrolman
that death was due to a broken node.
1 Patrolman Inscoe also reported his
investigation revealed that Riddick
had been drinking heavily prior to
the accident . -, f --' '
v Kermit Winslow, passenger in tfos
ear, was injured and sent to the Albe
marle Hospital for'; observation and
treatment.. ste' .-'v;' iW '';-7 ;,""f
Judra Chaa. E. Johnson, In granting
a continuance in ' the manslaughter
case trt?31 Ju"e 12, feet a bond for Rid
dick at 00 caA or mortgage
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' An allied effort to bring about a Big
Four meeting to be held in Washing
ton failed when Russia this week re
plied to the invitation to attend the
conference. The Russian reply stated
' Auch a mieetihsr should be conducted
- to work out world (peaea problems, but
the note attached so many demands
it was not acceptable to the United
States, England and France. Mean
while, in - Park; i represenUtwos of
these governments are still attempt
ing to work out an agenda to proviae
for such a conference.
The U. S. Suproms Court on Mon-
day handed down a decision upnow
ing the trial ' and " conviction of '11
Communists, tried in New York for
conspiring to overthrow the govern
ment of the United States, The de
cision of the Supreme Court is ex
- pected to pave the way for additional
trials of other Jcnown Communists on
similar charges, and it is believed the
decision will tend" "to drive (the U. S.
Communist party underground.
"A price war, started in New York
last weekv is reported spreading to
other, parts of the nation", especially
in larger cmea. una report says wie
price war is due to a court decision
v knocking out fair, price trappy while
'others claim the price cuU" j liC i to
' avy inventories ly L e rc' "jrs
i.I.o wish to cat djwn 'wty at
tIJa time. . Items repori most af
. fscted by the price war are small elec-
s -..iJa& alliances, some' makes of
..watches and cosmetic goods. '
' Ota t&e war front in Corea 'Allied
uniu made slight gains durinj the
f" t ire': d-"r;4' i IT ""-
".teL;?H3towr " i?-IT '
ii t" a if . 1 1 j a b',Iiu!.'.i1t to-
ty t:.a Cv-.. L ... TLi V
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' B. C. BERRY.
I Beading the We, Paul Stalling
Post of the American Legion .
during : the coming year will be
B..C Berry, who was installed as
Post Commander at a meeting of
th Post held Thursday night of
this week. . ,
May Frocos Eure
4-11 Dress Rovua
In the' V Perquimans County 4-H
Dress Revue held at the Agricultural
Building on Friday evening, June 1,
Mary Frances, Eure - Perquimans
County' High School jreceived first
honors and will represent Perquimans
County in the , State Dress Revue in
Ralaigh during 4-H Week.
Lin a Ruth Proctor Perquimans
County High Scho"1 """i received sec-
Other seniors modeling in the Drees
Revue were Janie 'Winslow, Delma
Ann Hurdle, 'Shirley: Eure, ""Evelyn
Ann Stanton and Doris Jean Stalhngs;
In the Junior division the following
girls modeled dresses: ' Bertha Gay
ChapuelL Myrtle J. Asbell, Rachel Spi-
veyj. Jiois "Hope 'Howell, Jo Ann Mat
thews,: Nancy Lane, Sylvia Rae Cope-
land. Jo Ann Matthews received first
honors and Nancy Lane second place
in the Junior Division. ? . '
; Mrs'.; J. D. Yeates was' pianist for
the revue and played soft music while
the girls marched in to show their
dresses., Mollie Lu Yeates announced
each girl as she modeled and gave un
usual points about each costume. ;V
r Judges or the "revue" were: Mrs.
torn Asbell, Tyner and Miss Mary
GasMns, Assistant Home Agent, Pas
quotank' County. "-. '-.
Girls appearing in the ' revue on
June 1 will model their dress at the
June County Council meeting of the
Home Demonstration Gubs. ;
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Cast Named For Show
Sponsored By Band.
An entertaining performance is
promised when a play, The Blue Flow
er, plus songs and musk, by the Laz-
zie River Boys is presented at the
Penfimans Sigh School auditorium
on l iiday night, June lo, under the
spor or"ip of the school band. The
play is being directed by Kichard C.
David, band director, and Miss Emily
Skinner, who wrote the play. (Miss
Ruth Dawson will be the accompanist;
Appearing in the show wiQ be the
foil owing students i of a school:
JI'.l Killer Jay Duliuig tay White,
C la Hurdle, Juamta Davenport,
1 . lia'hews, Tarl Dur. Tioor, Ben
1 t, fC ':M 2eWy Loo
Trr 'Iood, Julian .late and George
1 rounds f.xQS fjhe ichow will be do
niteJ to the baitl ' '
n:7::-2 '-p Arc
17 W. O. Newty, Town Clerk, today is
sued a warning to t bJI reoiJnti of
" ord er- srning the T'V't cf
r . i ' Lv ijl!. i t.
nt on these tsxes. He
j ' s fsrsons male immetli
t st.J save posslLle em-
out tl -t I .'ivil
in a " ? be
t 1 r - Z-t a
s -r 13 mo j i"t
it. I-. 'it'.
0fl'ccr3 Are Instc!!:d ct
Zlcctirr Held TI:ur
-. B.' C, Berry was installed as Com
mander of the Wo Paul Stalling
Post f the American Legion" at m
stal'u.tion services conducted here
Thuv ' y night by Stephen Alford,
Div ti Commander for the First
Die'. 'Sx'- .
Tite installation meeting was held
at the rnculture (Building in Hert
ford Thursday night,' June 7, at 8
Other post officers installed during
the service were:
C. F. Sumner, first vice commander;
Shekoil G. Chappell, second "vice com
mander; "'Vivian C. ' Dale, third vice
commander; Thurman : White, adjut
ant; V. N.' Darden, finance officer; C.
C. Banks, service officer; Joe Nowell,
athletic officer; Tommy' Miller, ser-geaniat-arms;
W." T. Willoughby,
chaplain; Carroll Ward, 'guardianship
officer; W. F. Ainsley, historian;
Ralph White membership, officer;
George Roach, Boys' State; L. L.
Winslow, child's . welfare; James
Snipes, school awards; George1 Wins
low,' graves and registration officer;
F. T. Johnson, oratorical officer; F. a.
Nixon, Americanism; Billy White,
Boy Scout officer; Quincy Riddick,
Sons of Legion; Charles Skinner, Jr.,
public relations officer. :
Mr. Berry succeeds Jams P. Snipes
as the Commander of the local post,
and it is the second time he has held
the commander's spot since the post
was organized here. ' 1 ' - -
In assuming the duties of his office
Mr. Berry spoke briefly on the major
accomplishments of the American Le
gion and told the veterans to bear in
mind, the " Legion is, or can be their
Some of the major accomplishments
achieved by the Legion, as pointed out
by Mr. i Berry are; G. I., (Bill
Rights, terminal leave pay for enlist
ed Jften, liberalization of C I. insur
ance additional, benefits tor disabled
veterans,-junior baseball each summer
itn ir. f -jl'-'-m
lor jinx a miiuon voys, BponaoiBiuy. oi
oratorical contest. Boys' State, and
over 3,000 Boy Scout troops. '
i He also pointed out a number of
projects the local- Legion post, will
carry out during the coming months.
frothy And Marjory
OL'icy OTicd At
Two weddings of considerable local
interest took place in the Naval Acad
emy Chapel Annapolis, Maryland on
Saturday, June 2, when Miss Dorothy
Gordon Oakey and Miss Marjory Gor
don Oakey,. daughters of Major and
Mrs. Walter Hughes Oakey, became
the brides of newly commissioned of
ficers. ' -L t-
The marriage of Dorothy to Second
Lt. Brooke French Read, Jr., took
place at noon and at six o'clock her
sister, 4 Molly, - was ?marrid to Mr.
Read's roommate, Ensign Robert Bro
die III, both graduates of the United
States Naval Academy, class of 1951.
The brides were given in marriage
by their father. They wore the same
ankle-length gown of Chantilly lace
over satin made with a fitted bodice
and full skirt. Their shoulder length
veil fell from a cap of net and pearliz
ed orange blossoms and they carried
nosegays of white summer flowers.
.' The brides are the granddaughters
of Mrs.- Thomas Nixon and the late
Mr.,. Nixon of Hertford and Mr. and
Mrs. Walter S. Oakey of Salem, Va.
Change Announced In
Kcir.a Agent's Office
Miss Martha Bamett, assistant
County Home Asset f oy the part year,
iMand her rosiaation Dor the p-aet-fjtf
to the Board cf. County Commis
sionera last llond-y, in Order to ac
cept an assignment as iHome Agent
in Carteret County, it was announced
here ITonday afternoon. , '..': ;.;'!;
. The . r "nation t Ulsa Barnett
.3d tit" i Eonrd pi Com
".inttj nan:J 1 i Kitisey Perry
.1 J.ry Cill, a ..Joate of East
Carolina College, class of 1951; to suc
ceed her. illias Ferry will assume her
duties as assistant home agent here
on July 1. .w ; ;,.
The Perquima'- 1
103, a. f. & a.
J ,y nfht at 8 oV
. ) to le X"
'otic Lodge, No.
, v ia meet Tues
. All Masons
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Three Resinatiorj? of
Teachers Accepted By
Board - i
Iperqulmans County's Board of Edu
cation, meeting here' last Monday. In
regular session, considered a large
number of matters concerning the
county school system. . , i , -
A petition, filed by 70 jpatrons of
the Central Grammar School, request
ing the employment of Miss Eunice
Riddick as a teacher of that school,
was referred to the Central School
The Board received and accepted
the resignation of Mrs. Mary C.
White, Mrs. Grace C Ward and Miss
Grace Taylor as teachers in the coun
ty ) white schools. ? v-
After some discussion the Board
authorized Superintendent J. T. Big
gM to offer for sale all school prop-
em, declared as surplus, due to the
consolidation program. Mr. Biggers
d seven buildings will be offered
is sale, and that proceeds from
sale, according ,to plans of the
rd of Education, will bekused to
:hase furnishings and equipment
the Hertford Negro addition and
the two white lunch rooms, ;; :
The election of elementary teachers
for, the Negro school, as approved by
the Negro school committee and prin
cipal was approved with the exception
Of Rosa Reed. - .;:;-'.- fifj
A committee composed of J. Edgar
Morris and Mrs. Mary Brinn was
named to investigate the enlargement
of a class room at Hertford Grammar
Superintendent J. T. Biggers was
authorized by the Board to notify all
married couples now ',. teaching in
county schools to expect at least one
will probably have his or her contract
terminated at the close of the next
school year. This action follows
resolution passed by the Board, which
states the county Board of Education
will not employ a man and wife as
teachers in the county system,
vfy iwas also voted to fell d surplus
budding located at the Hertford High
School to J. H. Tucker for the sum of
To Explain Changes
In Wclf Ere Program
Two important changes in North
Carolina's public welfare program,
providing for recovery of some Old
Age Assistance payments and for
additional funds for hospitalization
for the indigent, will be explained to
officials from 12 counties in a meet
ing to be held in Edenton on Thurs
day,. June 14, it has been announced.
Dr. Ellen Winston, State Commis
sioner of Public Welfare; R. Eugene
Brown, Director of Public Assistance
for the State Board of Public Wel
fare; and Miss Fannie Memory Farm
er, administrative assistant to Dr.
Winston, will attend the meeting to
explain the new programs. Similar
meetings are being held throughout
the State.. Invited to attend will be
county attorneys, commissioners, man
agers, clerks of court, welfare board
members,' auditors, superintendents of
public welfare, and the general pub
lic.' " - '"'
; The 1951 Ceneral Assembly passed
a law requiring that general liens be
taken by the county on the real prop
erty of all recipients of Old Age As
sistance grants after October 1, 1961.
After tile death of the recipient, the
lien may be enforced to recover the
amount paid to him in assistance. -Ad
ditional funds for hospitalisation of
indigents was provided for by the
General Assembly when it appropri
ated enough money for the purpose to
take advantage of available matching
funds. The administrative changes
and development made necessary by
the programs, both new departures in
public welfare tn North Carolina, will
be the chief topic of discussion; at the
meeting here. ; . : . . -.: -.
The Edento meeting will be held
in the county court house on June
14 at 10. A. M., with representatives
attending from Bertie, Camden, Cho
wan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax,
Hertford, Northampton Pasquotank,
Perquimans and Warren counties.
' - OATH OF SHOW CHANGED
The date of the talent show to be
sponsored by , the 'DFW and Home
Demonstration Clubs has been chang
ed from Thursday to Friday, June 22,
it was reported today by Mrs, Dora
Rid JIck, who stated a large number o?
entries have been accepted for the
sho-J.' - -
Four Cases Heard
By Recorder Judge
Business was off in Perquimans
Recorder's Court this week, only four
cases being listed on the docket by
Clerk C C. Banks.
George Whitehurst, Jr., Negro, was
found guilty of a charge of assaulting
his father with a shot gun. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $10 and costs
M. C. Cole, Negro,' charged with
following a vehicle to closely, enter
ed a plea of guilty and paid the costs
of court and the sum of $54.56 for use
oi M. N. Dan, whose truck was
damaged by Cole.
Ira Jones, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to a charge of being drunk.
He paid a fine of $2 and costs of
Bookertee White, Negro, charged
with hit and run, entered a plea of
guilty and paid the costs of court,
and the. sum of $10 for damages done
to a car owned by J. T. Biggers.
Miss Ruth Elliott
The wedding of Miss Ruth Elliott,
daughter of Joseph Elliott and 'the
late Mrs. Elliott, and George Eldon
Winslow, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Russell Winslow, took place
Saturday, June 2, 1951, at 4 oclock
in the afternoon, at the (Hertford
Methodist Church. The Rev. (A. L.
Chaplin, pastor of the church, officiat
ed, using the double ring ceremony.
Cala lilies, white gladioli and steph
anotis, in aisle stands, interspersed
with ferns and palms, decorated the
church, which was lighted with ca
' Mrs. Charles E. Johnson, at the or
gan, ana K. S. Monds, Jr., soloist,
rendered a program of nuptial music.
The traditional wedding marches were
used.' ",. ? fri)'-'
" The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her brother-in-law, Dennis
H. Holliday, of Enfield, wore a dress
of white organza, fashioned on Prin
cess lines. The full skirt had a wide,
circular train. Her veil of import
ed illusion fell from a halo of niching.
Her flowers were a cascade bouquet
of brides roses, showered with steph
Miss Louisa Staton Godwin, of Wil
liamston, niece of the bride, was maid
of honor. She wore a dress of light
blue swissdown organdy, made with a
fitted bodice featuring an off-should
er neck-line and puffed sleeves, with
full gathered skirt. Her head-dress
was a halo of mixed flowers, and she
carried an old-fashioned nosegay of
Little Miss Beverly Winslow God
win of Williamston, niece of the bride,
was flower girl. Her dress of yellow
swissdown organdy was made identical
to that of the maid of honor. She also
wore a hale of mixed flowers and car
ried an old fashioned nosegay of mix
ed flowers. . -. ,;
Jarvis Ward was best man, and the
ushers were Charles H. Godwin, Jr.,
of Williamston; Charles Edgar White,
Charles Edward White, Jr., and Al
fred S. Kenton, all of Hertford,
Mrs. R. S.Monds, Jr., was mistress
of ceremonies. 'She wore a dress of
toast lace, with black accessories. Her
flowers were yellow roses.
The bride's traveling suit was of
toast line, with matching accessories,
with which she wore a corage from
her bridal bouquet
Immediately after the ceremony the
bride's father and her sister, Miss
Thelma Elliott, entertained at a re
ception at the home of Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. Winslow is a graduate of the
Woman's. College of the University of
North "Carolina, and is a member of
the Hertford Grammar School faculty.
-Mr. Winslow attended State Col
lege and was a member of the Army
Air Corps during World War II, ser
ving in the European Theatre. He is
now connected with the State Wildlife,
Numerous social events have honor
ed the bride, including a rehearsal sup
per given by Mrs. J. A. White, Miss
Mildred Reed and Miss Mary Sumner.
After a wedding trip the couple will
be at home in Hertford. t
; GLASSES TO OPEN MONDAY
Summer classes will open, for a
period of five weeks, at Perquimans
High School, beginning next Monday,
June 11, ft was announced today by
E. C Woodard, principal of the school.
Courses in Algebra li World His
tory and English I and JI, will be of
fered at these classes, Mr. Woodard
said. - Students desiring to enroll for
the courses are requested to contact
the principal immediately. ?
Weds Eldon winslow
In Church Ceremony
Adoption of Budget And
Tax Rate " Set For
Perquimans County Board of Com
missioners, meeting in regular session
here last Monday, concluded the work
of accepting tentative budgets for
the various county agencies for the
fiscal year of 1951-J52. The Board was
in session until five o'clock in the af
ternoon. The budget, as presented to the
Commissioners, will be drawn up by
County Accountant W. F. C. Edwards
and will be passed upon at a special
meeting of the Board at a later date.
Although the Commissioners decided
to wait until this special meeting to
set the annual tax rate, it appeared,
in compiling the budget requests, the
1951-52 tax rate will be $1.80 per hun
dred valuation. v
Action taken by the Board included
the approval of the Health Depart
ment budget, amounting to $6,432.
This amount includes $1,413 previously
paid by the Town of Hertford.
J. T. Biggers presented a proposed
budget for the county school system,
calling for expenditures of $38,341,
which was a reduction of some two
thousand dollars as compared to the
school budget for last year, and en
abled the Board to slice three cents
from the tax levy for school purposes.
Acting on salary budgets for the
(County Agriculture Extension Service,
tne uommissioners grantea an increase
of $15 per month in the salary paid
the assistant county agent, but voted
down proposed increases for the as
sistant home agent, the Negro County
Agent and Negro Home Agent.
A salary increase of $200 per year,
of which the State pays $100, was vot
ed C. C. Banks, County Service Of
ficer. Banks was also granted a $10
per month" increase in salary as clerk
of the Recorder's Court.
The Board voted to postpone the
sale of delinquent tax liens until Sep
tember 3, 1951, and authorized the
Sheriff to advertise all delinquent
property taxes during August and
sell the same on the first Monday in
In reviewing-the, various budget re
quests, it was noted ' decreases were
scheduled in the county poor fund,
school fund, old age assistance and aid
to dependent children funds. Increas
es were called for in the general coun
ty fund and debt service fund. A
special levy will also be needed for the
purchase of some $14,000 worth of
school buses, needed in connection with
the school consolidation this fall. This
latter item will force the possible in
crease in the tax levy over last year.
Hertford Nine Wins
Hertford's baseball team won two
games, in the Carolina-Virginia Lea
gue, last week-end by trouncing White
Oak on Saturday 9-6, in a 13 inning
contest and 12-1, in a game played
here on Sunday afternoon.
Manager Edward Lane, of the Hert
ford nine, reported Carl Winslow and
Vernon White did the pitching for
Hertford on Saturday, holding White
Oak to seven hits, while Hertford col
lected 10. Bright led Hertford in
batting, getting five bingles in seven
trips to the plate.
; Hertford swamped the visitors in
Sunday's game, getting 11 hits while
White Oak collected two. Bill Wins
low and Clyde Stallings formed the
Hertford battery. Byrum was leading
hitter with two for three.
The Hertford schedule for the re
mainder of June is as follows:
June 9 Catesville, Here.
, June 10 Gatesville, There.
; June lft Sunbury, There.
June 17 Sunbury, Here.
June 23 White Oak, Here.
June 24 White Oak, There.
; Jupe 30 Gatesville, There.
! July 1 Catesville, Here.
Perquimans County library is ow
observing a summertime' schedule, it
was announced this week by Mrs. S.
M. Whedbee, Librarian, who stated
during the summer months die library
will be closed on Saturday afternoon.
The library wiir be open Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday: and Friday from
9 to 12 and from 2 to 6, on Thursday
from 7 t 9 P. M and on Saturday
from 9 to 12 noon. ; 1 '
Mrs.: Whedbee also stated that new
books are being added regularly; that
the bookmobile patrons are reminded
that the bookmobile schedule will in
clude many more stops to make books
available to the school children. In
dividuals wishing this service are re
quested to notify the library in Hert