North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XV 111. Ko. fcJ.
tiertiord, rerquimans uounty, JNorui uarouna, Jb riaay, juiy zu, moi.
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Negotiations foy .-Va ' 'cease-fire in
Korea, resulted in a progress report
made this week by the UN1 team
headed byTj. S, .Admiral C Turner
Joy. Reports from Tokyo state the
preparation of an agenda is making
headway, with", both sides cooperat
ing on most of the points. . Most
commentators report it appears the
Communists truly 'desire to bring
about an armistice in the Korean
war. ' Meanwhile, on the battle front
the UK forces and the Reds continue
to hold about the same positions held
at- the time the talks started. . Re
ports say the Reds have Seen build
ing up their forces but UN officials
state the situation is weir m hand.
Congress passed a measure this
-week aimed at rollinsr back the urice
on r some commodities. The House
-voted to sustain the rollback of ten
ner cent on. Price of -beef, and, to
permit a 10 per cent cut in the Price
of other farm products selling above
parity. The farm .' products above
parity were listed as- cotton, cotton
seed, 'Wool, rice and soybeans.
President Truman , this week in
spected the vast flood area in Kansas,
Missouri and 'Oklahoma,' which ac
cording to reports is the worst in the
"history of' the. nation. Estimates of
the damage from the raging water
ranee from .$750,000,000 to a billion
dollars. Congress has appropriated
a fund of 25,000,OOQ for-flood relief
in the area. . ; . ; : .
Retaliating the .expulsion of - two
"U. Sj. diplomats from Hungary, the
' State Department this week ordered
two Huungarian officials to leave the
United States. Like the Hungarian
orderi the U.' S. demand leaves no
-option and the' officials' r must leave
this Country as soon as .possible. Thus
continues the diplomatic'; battle-be
tween th West and Communism with
-the U. S. giving out the same treat
menfc'as received. f V ""
' North Carolina' has a new prison
: director this week. Walter. P.. Ander
son, head of the State Bureau of ln-
vestigation, "will move to. the prison
department on August 1.- Anderson
-will suwediJdhnMw-CioHriwho re
signed " the position to accept city
managership of winston-halem. 1
Frc:2d GgsjS
Slight Reaction
A change in the collection of trash
and garbage In the Town of Hertford,
as proposed at a-meeting of the Town
"Board, last week, has caused little
reaction among the residents of the
J town, according to reports heard up
to Wednesday of this week. . .r; ,-
The Town Board, in oostnoning ac-:
tiott on the matter for a period of
30 days, was hopeful in receiving
comments on .the proposal' from a
large number of residents, in order
to provide the type of service desired
Under the proposal, if adopted by
' the Board, the Town will dispose of
Its team and arts and purchase a
truck to be used for the collection' of
trash and garbage. A new schedule
for collection days will also be drawn
in the event the change-over' is made,
and possibly some changes made , in
.nnnilnfirtn. McratvlintF rlluffan .
Several , members of ; the Town
Board, contacted this week, stated
that they: had received, opinions of
eome residents on the , subject but
there appeared to- be little reaction
one way or the other. '
The Town Board will take definite
action on the proposal at its meeting
on August 13. " j- -
A series of Catholic services tire
' lcj conducted In Hertford this
we.i it a motor -chapel located on
t' a t let on Cru'-b freet. The
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t',e T'lVrs, h f"" 1 ty the
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Activities Report Shows
Youths Won Several
Honors , At, Camp
Fourteen Hertford Boy Scouts and
Scoutmaster Charlie Skinner, Jr.,
have returned home after a week's
camporee : at Camp Darden Reserva
tion, near Sedley, ya. '
: The' group, left' Hertford July 8 W
cars, arranged for by J. T. Riggers,
chairman of the local Boy Scout com"
mittee, . On arrival at the camp the
local youflis were, assigned to" the
Newton Campsite, part of the huge
reservation. ..Early Monday the jun
lof leaders- of .-Troop ;lB&t were given
instructions in their duties; The jun
lor, .leaders . were Talmadge, Byrum,
activities -. leader;- Howard reiton,
handicrafter; -s Bobby Brown, -camp-
crafter: Bobby- Mathews, naturalist;
Corbin Cherry and Noah Felton, Jr.,
pnaanermaaiere. r-r , ,
The scouts received swimming in-
structions each morning, .and had a
sreneral swim' period each afternoon.
On Friday afternoon, a. water carni
val was held .in. which jnembers of
Troop 165, teamed with boys of Troop
20, . Norfolk, . representing : iNewton
Campsite, competed with tihree other
campsites and won the message relay
race. , This unique race started with
Junior Wheeler -rUJming 300 yards
on land carrying $he jnessage to Tai
madge Byrum, who then jumped off a
pier afid swam' 25 'yardli JiPuding the
message to Herbiefixon vho rowed
a skiff 100 yards,. at' this point the
message was handed a- Norfolk scout
who paddled a canoe across the fin
ish line to win the team victory, j in
this carnival Newton, Campsite , also
won the : greased . watermelon poio
race. " After some mad scrambling
and fierce.' swimniiiiigw' the ' winning
team,. 'composed of .scouts Carlton
Sutton, Talmadge Byrum, Tommy
Mathews and Tony Kvans, of Troop
20, Norfolk, pushed the greased melon
across the goal line.
Jc. nft -ball ramer between Scouts
fronA Hertford and Edenton was a
hi AlkhtH&f . Tuesday'- activiet and
dn Thursday night members ofTroop
155 were given instructions, and shot
bow and arrows on the archery range.
-- Friday night a big campfdre was
staged with Indian dances and cere
monies bemg conducted. ' At tnis
campfire, Scout Howard Felton was
tapped out for the Honorary ira-
ternity The Order of the Arrow.f
Thia is one of the highest awards be
stowed upon a Boy Scout : for his
scouting spirit, leadership and being
popular with his fellow scouts.
The scouts slept in 2-ian wall
tents and. ate an a central mess-hall
that accommodated over 200 -boys.
Needless to say, all ; members of
Troon 155 ouahfied' as "Vhaw
Hounds" ? with the top chow hound
honors ?gclng to scouts Noah ' Fel
ton, jr., and sonny mmurn?
Scout 'Bwhy Mathews completed
and passed the merit badge in Forestry."-
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"i nelieve every scout tnorougniy
enjoyed his week at Camp Darden
tnrouarn tne leiiowBiuir bjiu vui
ideals offered at this camp. 1 am real
1v nmnd of mv bovs from Troop 155
for their achievements and splendid
cooperation." Scoutmaster bkinner
stated upon returning Saturday af
ternoon. , 1 -
The Scouts from Troop 155 attend
in Camn Darden are as follows: Bob
by Brown, rJalmadge; Byrum; Corbin
Cherrv. Jimmy . Dozier, Howard
ton, Noah Felton, Jr., Bobby Mat
hews, afton Jflatnewa, tiazei. 'wap-
hewa, Sonny Mathews, Tommy -jua
hews, Herbert Nixon, ..Carlton Sut-
ton and Junior Wheeler.
Soft Ball League
- 'The VFW soft ball team continued
to set the pace in the local league try
trouncing the Independents, on Mon-
day ni.U by an 8-7 cOTnt -The Jay-
cees imovea into inira piave oy Tirwio
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of a win this week, leaving me Ldons
at the bottom of the list: -;. .;:-';,.. ',v
Play in the soft .ball league is show
ing improvement e'ch Week, and is
rovirar a oopular 8 art for I z r
;. r -tors grow in numr r t 1 '
I 'o a ni. ion. u c ar :
t'l pleyed w 1- .
: i i i are' invited to 1
11 sir favorite te n.
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Social Security, Tax . ,
For.. Domestics Due.
Housewives in this area are remind
ed this week that -social security tax
returns for domestic workers must be
filed for the second quarter .of 1951
by July SI. . , r
' Social Security officials in Norfolk,
Va., who serve this area, advised em
ployers of domestics to get in touch
with the collector of internal revenue
immediately, if they have not already
done so. , . S-:':;'-; ? :-;';f ' "
The new law covers domestics on
a compulsory basis, and gives work
ers regularly employed in a private
household the ; same benefits given
others covered ny social security.
TV be regularly employed, ' a do
mestic must work for one employer
for 24 or .more days in a calendar
Quarter, either part-time or full-time,
and be paid. $50 or more in cash
Pay ByEndOf Month
Ttavinir tTio nmrfc few daVs
quimans- County school teachers and I' Judgment was continued in the case
principals will receive checks total- lof James Spence, Negro, who enter
ling $22,412.55, J. T. Biggers, super- ed a plea of guilty to a charge of lar-
intendent of schools, announced to
day. ; w-:vivW 's-'V V:.-
The money is due the teachers as
the difference in the salary they were
hired for prior to the opening of the
1950-51 school term and the amount
the State Assembly voted to pay
them. ' '"':-.;
Biggers said that the checks will
be made to the'teachers and princi
pals soon after July 20.
After state action on the pay mat
ter the Department of Education
compiled the right amount due each
teacher nd submitted me state-
county schedule to each of the aup?
Riertreis said . the first action on
the part of the ; Assembly: excluded
the principals but through reconsldr
eration of the bill the lawmakers
made the administrative heads elig
ible to receive the pay, -
Teachers' this year are being em
nlnverf under tW newly adopted pay
schedule as set forth by the last
General Assembly. ., . . , ;
Lioness Club Has
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New officers' for the Hertford lion
ess Club,' for the commg year, were
installed at a meeting or tne ciuo neia
Friday night at the Hotel Hertford.
TTistnlled as resident was Mrs. Min
nie W. Hurdle, vice president, Mrs.
Edna Eley, second , yice-preBiaeni,,
Mra lAila Mae ward; tnira vice-preBi-
dent, Mrs. Katherine Biggersr secretary-treasurer,
Mrs. 'Ruby White;
Tail Twister, Mrs. Irene Byrum; Lion
Tamer. Mrs. Annette David; direc
tors, Mrs. Helen Woodard, Mrs. Delia
Mae WardMrs. Anna Lee McCoogan,
Mrs. Dorothy Bass.
Following the installation services
Mrs. Hurdle named the following to
chairmanships of the various commit
teegr Attendance and Membership,
Mrs. Sallie Lane and Mrs. Irene By
rum; Finance, Mrs. Ruby White and
Mrs. Lula Mae,' Ward; Constitution,
Mrs. Ruby White and Mrs. Minnie
Hurdle 'Program, Mrs. Edna Eley;
Publicity, Mrs. Jessie uox; iteserva
tkm, Mrs. ' Dorothy . Bass; - Courtesy,
Mrs. Becky White and Mrs. Annette
David; Social, Mrs. Anna Lee Mc
Googan and Mrs. Kathrine Biggers;
Initiation, Mrs. Delia Mae Long and
Mrs. Myra Belle Trueblood; Blind
Work and Special Projects, Mrs.
Helen Woodard, Mrs. Margaret Lane
and- Mm. Lizzie Lee Cox.
During the business . meeting, an
attendance contest, to , run through
November, was announced with the
membership divided into' two groups
tar this imrDoser The losing side will
be hosts to the winner at an event
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Tha Annul: meeting of tile club will
start at 6 OP. M., instead of the usual
hour of 6:30 P. M. Mrs. Sallie Lane
won the door prizejrt the lastj, meet
ing. "' - v S-
VFV7 To Sponsor
(hiting Wednesday ;
I!3nrbers of the "Perquimans Post
f the VFrV will sponsor a Bruns
Stew, at Kemori J Field, next
,.'e4np-iar evening,. J 'y 25, it was
. -x .'-ed today by J.r -. Is Ward, Poet
.iimar 'r. The bran wick stew will
i t n 1 during anl sfier a eoft
: r - a I .tween .7 team and
l. TLa is invited
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lie i:, 'Jiodist l-'on's Club of the
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-'.a are ur;:d to te p-ent
Hicordji's Court
Cacket Vaisd At
Bigamy Hearing Con-
tinued Until Term On
SAugust 14th ;
varied docket of 11 cases were
llstjed on the calendar of Perquini
ans recorder's court in session here
Tuesday with Judge Chas. E. John
son1, presiding. The case of " tddie
Felton, Negro, charged with bigamy,
was continued for 30 days, when the
defendant failed to appear in court
to answer he charges. The continua
tion was granted by the Court to per
mit the bondsman, foT Felton to ap
prehend the defendant and turn him
over to the county Sheriff. ' '
The Court also continued for one
week, the case of Walter Cartwright,
charging with driving after his li
cense had been revoked. - Cartwngnt,
a member of the armed forces, is at
large on a bond of $300. " .
Pleas of guilty to charges of speed
ing were entered by John Verderano
and Arthur Cullen, each of whom
-Per-maid the costs of court.
pceny, upon payment oi n w
and the sum of $50 to
Elma Lee White and Doc Everett,
both Negroes, were found guilty on
charges of creating a nuisance and
jdisturbing the peace. Each were giv
en a 30-day road sentence suspend
ed tipon payment of the costs of court
and further condition that "White is
not seen at the home of Annie Hjood-
mann and Everett is not seen at the
same residence unless married to An-
n!o finnHman. '
of $10 and costs were taxed
against David - Harrell, Negro, wno
entered a plea of guuty to a cnarge
of driving with insufficient braKes.
Uames . Brickhouse, -Negro, was
found sruilty on a charge of operating
a vehicle tor nire w-nnoui. jiiuhi
license. He was - sentenced to the
roads for 90 days, sentence to dc bust
perided upon payment of a fine of $85
amlMpsts. "'.,'"' -,;
if&nK Whitehurst. Jr.iNegro, pro.
secuting witness, was taxed with the
costs of court into tne cases in wmcii
wiiTohofh Whitehurst and David
Moore were charged with assault.
Local Youth Wins
Trophy In Races
Melvin Owens, Jr., Hertford youth,
was one of the 11 winners in the mo
tor boat races, .held last Sunday at
Hertford Beach, it was reported Mon
dav hv Jake Mathews, owner of the
beach and sponsor of the series of
races conducted here. Owens cap
tured the third place tropny m tne
BU special racing event.
- Between 20 and 25 boats were en
tered in, the four races, held Sunday
and winners were as follows; Class
A-BU, R. L. Gray, first, L. Preedy,
second; Qass DEF, E. B. Brinkley,
first, O. L.' Roberson, second, C Mun
den, third; , class CTj' Will . Lowen
berg, first, Beverly Rogers, second,
C. B. Dowe. third;' Class BU Special,
James Hayes, first, W. D. Hogge,
second, Melvin Owens, Jr., third.
One heat of one race was rained
out and rough-water, gave the drivers
a hard time. . Several of the boats
turned over during the races but no
injuries, were sustained. ' ;
The largest crowd ever to turn out
to witness local boat racing was on
hand to see the events, and the spon
sors of the races are (planning another
series, to be held at ait early date.
Perjt tegB
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. The 1951 acreage of peanuts plant
ed alone for all purposes in North
Carolina is -estimated at 250,000
acres almost 3 per cent above the
243,000 acres 'planted "for all ' pur
poses in lpr0.., July 1 reports from
growers Indicate that final plantings
were about 7 'Per cent greater than in
tentions reported in March. .This in
crease over March intentions is large
ly da to the increase: to edible nut
allotments from- 185,451 . to 238,558
acre 1 granted by Congress' after the
K: port wa mr je. -
, 1 :anut crop as planted under
fav i coi '.it: r. 3 ' and stands are
79 -tl e - .t in a few lo
caL...i y..e lau of soil moisture
eau-i 'rjor germ'atton. J, Thecrop,
is grow! ir well and for the most part
is ires ef grass and weeds. '
T ' -r the 1950 rop
' i Jied produc
Uw ... . ..ds from 31,-
CC3 . . yield of 1,0C5
pou , t .r acre.
Bloodmobile Visit '
Scheduled July 27
Another visit, to Perquimans Coun
ty, of the Red Cross Bloodmobile has
been scheduled for Friday, July 27, it
was announced today by C. Edgar
White, chairman of the county Red
Cross Blood Program.
Mr. White stated that individuals,
who have donated blood to the pro
gram in the past, will be notified of
the bloodmobile visit, and will 'be re
quested to become a donor again. Re
plies to these requests, Mr. White
said, will be appreciated.
The blood quota for this trip of the
Red Cross mobile unit will be the
same as last time, 100 pints, and
the blood collected here will be used
by the Red Cross in supplying free
transfusions in hospitals of this area,
and also supplying the needs of the
armed forces.
Headquarters for the Bloodmobile,
on -its visit here, will be set up at
the Methodist Church, and individuals
desiring to volunteer as blood don
ors, may do so by applying .at the
church on Friday, July 27, between
10 A. M., and 4 P. M.
OPS Officials Plan
This Area Next Week
The Eastern Carolina Office of
Price Stabilization will send a tearn
of business analysts to Elizabeth
City on June 26, who will be located
at the Virginia Dare Hotel to explain
various OPS regulations and to assist
people of this area in preparing re
ports, G. C Mead, secretary of the
Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce
has announced.
5 The office will be open from 11
A. M. to 12:30 P. M. and 1 P. M. to
3 P. M. Residents of Hertford are
urged to meet with the OPS repre
sentatives for any assistance thoy
may need. ;
A series of field trips to cities in
Eastern Carolina by OPS representa
tives under the auspices of chambers
.of commerce and merchants associa
tions is planned as a public service
of OPS. X
"The Eastern" Carolina OPS is anx
ious to c'ooperate'with thepeeplejin
every way," Director J. G. Clark said,
"and it is our purpose to help dusi
ness men with their reports and to
explain the regulation applicable to
tfy;ir business."
The Elizabeth City visit is planned
to serve people of this immediate vi
cinitv and. the following counties:
wan, Perquimans, uamaen, urnrucK
Pasquotank, Hertford, uates, nw
and Dare.
Farmers Warned Of
New Weevil Crop
The cotton boll weevil situation in
Perquimans County seems to be
pretty well under control in fields
on which three or four applications
of toxaphene have been made, it was
reported by I. C. Yagel, County
Agent. On untreated fields, as much
as 41 per cent infestation has been
found. This week young weevils have
been found which would indicate the
infestation can be expected to in
crease more rapidly from now on.
With the fine crop prospect general
ly, it is hoped that Perquimans
County farmers will continue dusting
as long as needed. In some sections
of the State, boll worms are report
ed. We must watch fields carefully
for this pest Regular "boll weevil"
treatments are expected to hold the
boll worm. It would be advisable to
continue dusting cotton as late as the
second week in August is infestations
are as high as 10 per cent (10 punc
tured squares in 100). . ..
Some Perquimans farmers, Mr.
Yagel said, are .using sprayers for
applying toxaphene widi very satis
factory results. In this connection
two thinars must be ..kept in mind.
(1) If 2, 4-D has been used in the
sprayer it Must he first De tnorougn-
ly cleaned by soaking
0 ' solution of household
w,toxaphene emulsion
m a 4 per cenx
amonia. (2) A
must be used.
Ordinary dusting toxaphene will not
dissolve in water for spraying.
Chairman Reports
On Scout Drive
A total of $101 was contributed
n -the recent Boy Scout drive con
ducted here: by the local Boy Scout
committee, it was reported Wednes
day ,by J., T, .. Riggers, chairman of
the committee.
Mr, 'Riggers stated that the entire
amount was forwarded to the Boy
Scout Tidewater Council, at Norfolk,
Va.. to be applied toward the county's
appropriation for the Council activi
ties..., V:; uM: ',A'
: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Forbes Rid
dick of Trotville, a baby girl, Pam
ela Hoperon July 11, weighing 8 lbs.
and 1 os.
&T?s. Riddick before her marriage
was Hiss Betty Lou Eaaon of Bel-videre.
Advisory VisitTo
Board Of Education
Sets September 5th
For School Opening
Number of Teachers
Elected at Meeting
Tuesday Night
Members of the Perquimans Coun- .
ty Board of Education, meeting in
special session here last Tuesday
night, set the date of September 5
for the opening of the 1951-52 school
The Board also passed upon the ap
pointment of a number of school
teachers. Thomas Maston, a member
of the Perquimans High School fac
ulty last year, was elected to the po
sition of principal at the Central
Grammar School in Winfall.
The resignation of, H. E. Brown as
principal of Hertford Negro school
was accepted. -Brown has accepted
the principalship of a larger school
in Gates County. Applications for
this position are still being considered
by the Board.
Acting on the sale of surplus school
buildings, the Board voted to accept
bids received on three of the build
ings, and will re-advertise for sale
two of the school sites. It was
voted by the Board to conduct the
sale of the Galatia school through -private
negotiations. A bid of $1,000
was made on this building, but this
bid was not accepted by the Board.
Approval of the teachers for the
Perquimans Training School in Win
fall as recommended by the princi
pal, R. L. Kingsbury, was voted by
the Board.
After some discussion on the jani
tor positions in the various schools,
the Board voted to make some
changes in the system at Perquimans
High School by selecting an assistant
to W. A. Brabble. The same jani
tors were named, for Hertford Gram
mar School and" Central Grammar
School, while James Newby was nam
ed janitor at Perquimans Training
School and Stephen Vaughn at Hert
ford Negro' school.
Mrs. : Graham Wod, Mrs. E. B.
Edwards and Mrs., Annie Perry As
!lt,le(!ifefi,cVjR Ce'nfral Grammar School, .and Miss
Dorca Knowles was elected to the
faculty at Hertford "Grammar School.
The election of these teachers leave
two vacancies at the Central Gram
mar School and one at Perquimans
High School. .
Gaither Residence
Being Converted
To Funeral Home
The Gaither residence, on Dobb
Street n Hertford, will become a fun
eral home at an early date this fall.
Conversion of the building into
suitable and modern quarters, for
the Twiford Funeral Home, is now
under way and is expected to be com
pleted within a reasonably short time.
Workmen have been renovating ana
preparing for new construction at the
site, since June when S. A. Twiford,
who will own and operate the busi
ness, purchased the residence. Mr.
Twiford also owns and operates Twi
ford Funeral Homes at Elizabeth City
and Manteo. ; v '
Remodeling plans for the residence
calls for the ground floor to contain
a modern funeral home and chapel
with living quarters upstairs. x
Baptist Assemblies
Are Planned In Ju
The Sunday School Department of.
the Baptist State Convention, L. L.
Morgan, Secretary, has announced
that the two annual assemblies will
be held at iFruitland, near Hender-
sonville, July SO-Avgust -4, and at
Caswell, near Southport, August 6-11.
There are-2,-945 Sunday Schools in
the state with a membership of 572,-
716. A challenging program is being
planned and a good attendance is ex
'. Among the speakers will be Dr.
Louie D. Newton, Pastor of the Druid
TT.'ll- iTl LI im 1. A ilxnA. . TV-
B. ' Weatherspoon, - Professor of
Homiletics at the Southern Baptist
Seminary .Louisville; Mr. J. N. Bar
nette, Superintendent of Sunday.
School for Southern .Baptist Conven
tion, Nashville; Mr. William P. Phil
lips, Field Worker for iB BubJ '
School Department of the Southeru.
Baptist Convention, Nashville; Rev.
H. H. Stembridge, First Baptist
Church, Forest City; Mrs. Owen F
Herring, Wake Forest; and Dr. J. L.
Conine, Sunday School Secretary, Co
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