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T . Imans County Board of Edu
c" 5, meeting hew in regular ses
( . i last Monday, reviewed the prog
i j of the county school building pro-
m, and handled a number of other
1 matters. - ,
T. a' review of the building program
r .led the Board had spent or ear
mavLsd for Construction, all but ap
proximately $60,000' of the County
far. ' available for "the program, in
aJ.. on to State funds allocated this
county. The funds remaining will be
used for building two lunchrooms at
the Hertford and Winfall Central
Plans for these lunchrooms, as sub-1
f mitted by Raymond Fuaon, architect,
were approved by the Board, subject
to a few minor changes. Bids for the
construction of the two projects will
. likely be called for -within a short'
- The Board was Advised that the
construction of the Union School for
: Negroes, at Winfall, is expected to
be completed by July 16. Total ex
penditures for this building amounted
' to $261,882.28 and furnishings-amounting
to $15,338, making .the total
coat $277,220.78. - --
Work Is progressing on the new
Addition at the Hertford, Negro
school, and total-Kt of this project
will, be $76,520.85. The addition will
" include five classrooms, a combination
library and lunchroom, heating room
and -toilet facilities, n -
The Board approved th election of
- Miss Dorcas Knowles as a teacher at
Hertfordranimar School Filling of
; four vacancies, which exist m the fac
' ulty at the Centrol Grammar School
Is expected to be made by the latter
part of next week,1 4 - -
C ' The Board was also advised that
' seven, surpl"? school, buildings, will be
offered for t putlic auctioA on
Saturday, ano. commit4-' of- the
h. i wWedlkrouenXlihia saje.1
m,! .tin. will Iw iium) bv the Board
in mirchasing additional furnishings
for the new projects.
The world this week awaited the
cease-fire ' conference scheduled for
next Sunday between commanders of
the UN forces in.Korea and the Com
munists. UN leaders had hoped the
Reds would agree to step up, the
martin tn Thursdav '; of this week.
but no word had -ben received from
the Communists on this point up to
Wednesday. The meeting, out of
- which, it, is hoped an armistice will
come to stop the war in Korea, will
be held -at Kaesong, ancient capital
of Korea. Reports on - the coming
conference Vindicate -the commanders
; will diiKuss onlv a cease-fire proposal
and win leave political problems re
garding Korea to be worked out at a
later -meeting. -
" Good news came from . tht U. J.
Treasury this week which 'announced
- a .3 Mr billion dollar ; surplus at the
rlnae of the fiscal rear June 80. This
was the second largest .surplus in the
nrv of the nation; and off -set -a
' r-dicted deficit. . Lagging defense
oAeta which held down spending and
inflated profits, with increased tax
income,-were given as the reasons for
the huge surplus. , ' '
A' nation-wide manhunt is being
. conducted l W Department of Jus
tice for f ; 'Communists, convicted
nf attemi. -T to overthrow the U. S.
. Governnent. The Reds - failed , to
show t ? to . start serving a prison
sentence and their combined bails of
$30,000 were or J ::i forfeited. Sev-
en other ConwnunLts convicted of the
same offense started serving prison
17 sentences this week, - .
Governor W. Kerr Scott on Wedr
neday approved allocation of seven
millions of do'.I.-irs in surplus high-
vry funds to 13 mejor projects on
' e State's primary highway system.
I -f of the f-nvs will be used, to
v n pre-nt' two-lane highways to
r 1 ' ii t""fi congested areas.
(. 'y 0e t'ie proicts is located in
aivi, tdrsr T.Jirte 17 between
. ..iiatr::ton an J Vashington. .
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NO, TIH3 13 NOT JOLT 4-IT 13 BUGGED TRAINING FOB COMSAT--No child's' play or July
Fourth celebration here where Infantrymen crawl, squeeze and twist through the mud and jagged
I barbed wire at Fort Meade with live tracer bullets whining only a few; feet overhead, and placed '
I demolitions going off nearbyalmost like the real thing, combat the Army's infiltration course. . 1
East Ca Rroo's Associafca
To fuiattn Hertford ftxtTussdsy Kiglit
Thirtyf our Towns to Be
Represented at Dis
Hertford's- volunteer firemen will
be hosts to members of the East Caro
lina Firemen's Association, at a meet
ing to be held at Perquimans High
School, next Tuesday night, July 10,
starting at 7:30 o'clock,. ,-... ,
Firemen from 84 towns, making up
the association, will be present for
the meeting, Jordan Yates of Eden
ton is president, of the association
and Millard Warren, of Plymouth, is
secretary. . v, : :; ,
f: The meeting will 'get under way
with a barbecue dinner, at which
special guests will include Waldo C.
Cheek, State Commissioner of Insur
ance, Sherwood BrockweH, State Fire
Marshal, an4 Donald. Charles, presi
dent"! Fire Chief Association.
Thft' Hertford fosiMffl invited
auniDer oi- mjcu -uon u;iuui..s
jouiciais oi rae wwn ana county.
! State Senator William Copeland of
Murfreesboro. will be the guest speak
er on the program which will preCeed
the .regular business meeting of the
Mr. Copeland will be introduced by
Senator J. Emmett Winslow. The
address of welcome , to the visiting
firemen will be made by B. C. Berry.
Mayor V. N. Darden, chief of the Hert
ford department, will oe toastmaster
for the meeting. .
Between 200 and 300 firemen are
expected to' attend this meeting, and
members of the local department
have arranged a gala program for
The association meets twice each
year and this is. the first time Hert
ford has been prmiegea o eerve as
host to the group. Meetings ., are
scheduled alphabetical and thus, sev
eral vears will elapse before Hert
ford again has the honor of being
the site for the district meeting.
llov. Vivian W. Evans
Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church in
Tyner was the scene of a wedding of
Wirtv when Miss Mary Lucille (Fore
hand, daughter of Mrs. Jesse Oscar
Forehand, and the late Mr. rorenana,
at Tvner became the bride of the Rev.
Vivian :Whichard Evans, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wiriborne Speignt JSvans oi
Hertford on Sunday, June 24, at 5:30
The Rev. Ralph Knight, pastor oi
the church, officiated, using .the aou.
ble ring ceremony.
The vows were spoken in an eriec
tive candlelitcht setting, the church
being decorated with baskets of white
MTM:if trviiia liHAa 'botan Ann nfflin e
stock placed against a background of
palms and ferns. Seven-Brancned
candelabra holding burning white
tapers illuminated the ' altar, wnlch
was- centered with a lighted arch:
-, A program of nuptial music was
presented by Miss Bernke White of
Belvidere,' Miss Betty uaie uare-
man, -vocalist, sang "Always". rana
"Ah, Sweet : Mystery 'of Life" pnor
to the ceremony. The Lord's Prayer
as the Benediction. - ' . . . .':
" Given in marriage by her brother,
Mr. Colon Forehand, the bride wore
a wedding gown . of white antique
satin and scalloped Chantilly lace
The original design featured yoke
of satin with lace over satin bodice.
The Bnug fitted bodice continued into
a lace peplum extending across the
front of the bouffant skirt and down
each side ' encircling , the cathedral
t-iin. nttei sleeves en. .fj' in callo
7 rnli over the hanj t :re f--'
' J v' "i tliiy self-cove 1 Httors.
3 1' r 'i ct the r n hal a
r.i,nJ. a co- r. The I Md's only
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r,07 Forehand vcas
Saturday, July. 7, will be Greater
Albemarle Day at the Lost Colony,
and residents of this area are urged
to attend the 486th showing of Paul
Green's drama, which has served as
a great advertising medium- for
Northeast North Carolina. -Edwin
Moss Williams, publisher of
the Daily Advance, serving as chair
man of the Greater Albemarle Day
Committee, today stated indications
are a near record crowd will be on
hand to help celebrate the occasion.
A featured attraction on the pro
gram will ibe the - appearance oi
Elizabeth City's famous Barber Shop
Singers, a 85-voice "quartet" which
will provide a musical presentation
prior to the showing of the Lost
Cnlnnv. ': ". ' - -.! , :'.": "
Congressman Herbert C - Bonner,
will addresshe audience, and intro
duce distinguished guests present for
the event. . .'.
4-11 Club Members
At Camp This Week
f Seventeen Perquimans County 4-H
Club campers left for the Roanoke'
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lSlana 4-n vamp ivionuav, Juiy 4.
During the week at Manteo the 4-H
group will visit a number of historic
shrines, the pageant of The Lost Col
ony, Kill Devil Hill, where .the Wright
Brothers made' the first flight in
aviation history, the Mother Vineyard,
the sand dunes, , and other interesting
places. :U,;:iV '"p- ' '' ': '
i The 4-H Camp .Amu operate as a
small democracy. Every camper will
be a member of an organized group.
Each group Head, Heart, Hands,
and Health selects a captain and an
advisor is assigned to represent the
" Activities Include handicraft, swim
ming, devotions, tours, hikes, games,
skits, and a well rounded recreational
program. : "
: 4-H Club members irom rerquim
ans County attending camp are: Jo
seph Layden, Alton Ray Stallings,
Doris Jean Stallings, Joseph Roger-
son, Kay Howell, Julian Howell, Debo
rah Ann Nixon, Jeannette Williams,
Ronald Harrell. Patrick Harrell, John
tHill. Sallv Ruth Hurdle, Wade Jor
dan, Bowby 'Smith, raw mancnara,
Mr. and Mrs, i. U ivppmg, ana muss
Kimsey Perry, Assistant Home Agent.
For Summer Months
The Hertford Chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star held its last meeting
of the current season on June 22. A
report of he Grand Chapter was giv
en by Mrs. Ernestine leete.
Honored during tne meeting was
Mrs. Sallie Bonner, who was installed
as District Deputy Grand Matron and
Cecil C, Winslow, who was Installed
as District Deputy Grand Patron,
i A memorial service was Hhen con
ducted in memory of Alvis M. Tin
gle, . Past Grand Patron, .who died
May 26. ' The altar was draped and
a wreath placed oa the altar by the
star points. .- , ; ; - - .
Guests at the' meeting included
members- from Durham- and South
Mills. The meeting closed with re
freshments being served those present,
under the ' direction ' of Mrs. Sallie
Lane, chairman of the refreshment
committee. - -1 '
Mr. and Mrs.' Alfred Williams of
Durham announce the birth of a
daughter, Margaret Gibons, bora Fri
.lay, June 29.. '
loioy InstcJed As
Jack Kanoy was installed as presi
dent of the Hertford Rotary Club at
a meeting of the club held Tuesday
night at the Hotel Hertford. :
Other officers installed , with Mr.
Kanoy were Charles Henc, vice-presi
dent; W. F. Ainsley, secretary; Her
bert Nixon, Robert Hollowell, Max
Campbell and W. H. Oakey, direc
tors. On assuming his office Mr. Kanoy
announced the following chairmen for
the various Rotary committees for the
coming year: .
Club Service, Max Campbell; Com
munity Service, Herbert Nixon y Vo
cational Service, Robert Hollowell; In
ternational Service, W. H. Oakey;
Classifications, W. F. Ainsley; At
tendance, Rev. Charles F. Wulf;
Membership, V. N. Darden; Program,
Charles Henc; Public , ;: Information,
Bernard Proctor; Sergeant-At-Arms,
Henry Clay Sullivaiu,w, : ;:;,
hSrVffio-fiaetyr Dr. AB. Boimer;
RulalUrban, C. P. Morris; Inter
national Contacts, , D. E. Hervey)
Crippled Children, Dr. C. A. Daven
port, and Competitor Relations, J.
The Rotarians, will hold their
meeting next week on Monday night
at 6:15 o'clock at the Hotel Hertford
instead of Tuesday. The change in
meeting nights ' was voted to enable
a number of local Rotarians to at
tend the meeting of the East Caro
lina Firemen's Association.
The Perauimans County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs met on
Saturday afternoon, June 30, in the
The meetimr opened with the "Unit
ed Nations Hymn" followed by a
short of devotional by Mrs. Delvin
Eure of White Hat Special music
was rendered by Jo Ann Mathews, and
Annie Lou Lane, accompanied by Mrs.
Howard Mathews, all of Burgess.
The main feature of the. program
was the 4-u uounty ureas ivevue.
Slide films were made of the Junior
Winner, Jo Ann Mathews, and Senior
Winner, Mary Frances Eure. Mary
Frances Eure will represent the coun
ty in the State 4-H Dress Revue dur
ing 4-H Week in Raleigh.
During the business session which
was presided "over by Mrs. Fred Mat
hews, County Council president, the
following v County Council officers
were elected for 1952-1953: Vice-
president, Mrs. N. D. Chappell or
Belvidere; Secretary, Mrs. Josiah
Proctor of Burgess;' Treausrer, Mrs.
Warner Madre of Helen Gaither Club;
President for the County Council will
be elected at a call meeting this
The meeting adjourned with the
Collect of Club Women of America re
peated by the group.
Field Day Features
Holiday In Hertford
A field day program presented by
the Hertford : Junior Chamber of
Commerce, marked the observance of
the Fourth of .July holiday m uert-
iora ine evenx siagea on memorial
Field Was well attended and the Jay-
cees have hopes of making the pro
gram an annual one.
Winners of the athletic contests
were" announced as follows: ' Broad
Jump,' Douglas Coleman and Corbin
Cherry; Ball Throwing, George White
and Carlton "Sutton; 100-yard Dash,
Billy Cherry and Wayne White; Bag
RaceTBilly Cherry and Corbin Cher
ry; .Three-legged Race, Douglas Cole
man and Jimmy Dozier;- Potato Race,
Douglas Coleman," Ralph White And
Perquimans Tax Rate For Fiscal Year
Set Oy County Commissioners At $1.C9
Service Prices Must
Be Posted In Stores
Attention is called to all Perquim
ans. County business establishments,
which sell services, of an OPS regu
lation which requires any business, no
matter how small, to file a report with
OPS of the charges made for each
service. . .. " '""
Establishments without the proper
filing forms may list service charges
in a letter, and mail to the OPS of
fice at Raleigh. The deadline for fil
ing of these forms has already pass
ed, but it has been reported no penalty
will be attached providing the busi
ness makes immediate report on
Town Board Starts
For New Building
Proposal Set Forth In
Ordinance; To Call an
Preliminary action was started this
week by the Hertford Town Board,
aimed at calling a special election to
determine a proposal to issue bonds
in the amount of $50,000 for the con
struction of a municipal building for
The action taken today is the pub
lication of an ordinance .adopted by
the Board, setting out the necessity
for such a building, and pointing out
to the residents of the town that a
financial statement, showing the fi
nancial condition of the Town of
Hertford is on file, for inspection, at
the clerk's office.
The ordinance also points out, as
it must, in compliance with the law,
Iftat a tax sufficient to pay the prin
cipal r of and interest on the bonds
shall be, levied and collected annually
until said, bonds are paur.'
No date for the special election, as
vet. has been set but preliminary plans
'for the structure have been obtain
ed, and are expected to be considered
at a meeting of the Board next Mon
While the law requires the setting
up of a tax levy for repayment of
bonds and interest, present indications
are, and it is the plan of the Town
Commissioners, to construct the new
muncipal building without increase in
the tax rate.
Durinar the Dresent fiscal year the
Town of Hertford wilt j save about
$1,400, previously expended toward
operation of the district health depart
ment and will also save a- considerable
amount in the street department, due
to State aid under the Powell Bill.
These two departmental savings are
estimated as sufficient .to finance the
construction of the new building, un
der the present tax rate.
The Town also has a source ot rev-
ienue from rentals of Harvey Point,
which is earmarked for the erection of
a building to house the administrative
offices of the town. ' .
It is through these sources of in
come that the Board proposes to fi
nance the new Construction without
increases in the present tax rate.
Hertford Scoots To
Attend Camp Darden
Fourteen Boy Scouts, members of
Hertford Troop 155, will leave here
Sunday for Camp Darden, Scout Res
ervation at Sedley, Vior their an
nual camooree. it was reported today
by Charles F. Skinner, Jr.,- Scout
master. . '
During the camp the boys will be
given instructions in swimming, life
saving, boating, first- aid, woodlore
and many other Scout, courses, Mr.
RlfitiTifir renortea. .: H. : .
Members of the local troop -wno
Imve aiomed Un for the camp are
Herbert Nixon, Jr., Hazel Matnews,
Jr., Crafton Mathews, Jr., Bobby Mat
hews. Sonnv Mathews, Carlton Sut
ton, Jimmy Dozier, tjorbm cnerry,
Howard Felton, Bobby Brown, lai-
madge Byrum, Noah Felton, Jr., ana
The. Scouts will return from the
camp on Saturday, July 14.
Funeral Home Offers
New. Protection Plan
Through its connection with "a
Charlotte organization-the Lynch
Funeral Home is now offering a low
cost protection plan to families of
this area, it was announced today by
R. H. Lvnch. -n,
Mr. Lynch stated the plan is a fam-
ly funeral plan, similar to one of
fered by many funeral homes in North
Carolina: , It is offered to individuals
from ages : ranging "from-' one day
through. 65 years.,, f ,
Valuation Estimated at
About Same Figure as
Meeting in regular session here last
Monday the Perquimans Board of
Commissioners adopted a county bud
get for the fiscal year, 1951-52, and
set the county tax rate at $1.80 per
$100 valuation for the current" fiscal
year. - .
The overall budget calls for ex
penditures of approximately $239,254
for the fiscal year. It is estimated
that $113,254 will be received by the
county from sources other than ad
valorem taxation, thus leaving $126,-
000 to be raised through ad valorem
taxation. This amount of revenue,
needed to balance the budget, neces
sitates a tax rate of $1.80, which is a
15 cent increase over the past year.
According to the budget the revenue
from the 15 cent increase in the tax
rate will be used in a capital outlay
found for the purchase of new school
buses to be used in connection with
the school consolidation program.
Several changes were noted in the
tax levy for the coming year, as com
pared with the past year. Reduc
tions were noted in the levies for
poor fund, school . fund and welfare
department, while increases were re
quired in the general fund, debt ser
vice fund and the new capital outlay
Total valuation of property in the
county is estimated by J. W. Ward,
tax supervisor, at about the same
figure as last year when the valuation
was slightly above seven million dol
lars. Other business handled by the Com
missioners at their meeting this week
was the employment of W. M. Russ
& Company to audit the county books
for the past year.
Reports from various agencies oi
the county were also received, and
bills presented the county were order
ed paid by the treasurer.
County Agent Urges
Dusting Of -Peanuts
A small insect called, "thrip" is
causing some damage to the peanut
crop in Perquimans, according to I. C.
Yagel, County Agent, who today ad
vised all peanut producers to dust
their crops for protection against this
and other insects.
The County Agent said a number of
inquiries have been made concerning
peanut damage, particularly crimping
or curling of leaves. This is caused,
he said, by thrip, a very small insect
somewhat resembling a long feather
mite or louse found on poultry. This
damage, the agent continued, is more
noticeable in dry weather sucn as ex
perienced during June. Small green
leaf hoppers also cause some damage
to peanuts during dry weather by eat
Mr. Yagel advises tne use oi iu
pounds of 5 per cent DDT dust per
acre as an aid to help control both of
these pests. He pointed out wnen
disease affects the leaves oi tne piani,
it reduces the ability of the plant to
yield fruit according to the amount
of leaf area affected. -
Leaf spots usually start on peanuts
in .Tnlv. nrA for this reason producers
are urged to obtain better yields by
. i .vi.
three applications oi ousuhb wmi
sulfur or copper sulfur witn tne iirei
application being made between July
1 and July lo, ana repeaieu at x u..
intervals. Dust that gets washed on
should be repeated within 24 hours.
Peanut farmers are also advised that
it is time to apply land plaster, for
best results in this section.
July 15 Deadline
Registrants of the Perquimans
rVwMitv .Selective Service Board have
until July 15 to. enlist in a branch
of the armed lorces, oi xneir cnoice,
under the regulations adopted recent
ly by Selective Service, it was an
nounced today by Mrs. Charles Camp
en, clerk of the local board.
Mrs. Campen stated the present reg
ulation permits enlistments of regis
trants, even though physical exami
nations have been taken and regis
trants are classed 1-A.
It it understood .that the regulations
will revert to their old status after
the July 15 date. .
To Sponsor Play
At a meeting of the Parkville
Ruritan Club, held Tuesday night;
the members voted .to sponsor a piay,
The Blue Flower.' at the Central
Grammar School in Winfall on Fri
day night, July IS. A feature of the
program will be musical numbers oy
the Lazy River Boys.
Proceeds from the entertainment
will be used by , the Ruritans to help
build a new -community house for