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Volume XVIIL No. 32.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 10, 1951.
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Additional Exits Are
Needed Brockwell .
,r? Tells "Authorities
' l As result of a visit to Hertford,
on July 10, when he was a guest at
a district firemen's meeting held at
Perquimans County High : School,
Sherwood Brockwell, State IFire Mar-
shal, has notified J. T. Biggers, Coun
1 ty Superintendent of. Schools, and' J.
;' E. Morris, Chairman of the Board of
Education,: the auditorium of this
' school does hot meet the require
ments pertaining to fire regulations,
and therefore must be considered un-
safe for public gatherings.
. ' Following his visit here Mr. Brock
, well authorized an inspection of the
building by Everett Jones, an engi
neer of the Fire Marshal Office, who
made a report on the condition of the
building. :. . .
' ' This report pointed out that the
auditorium has only two doors, as
' exits, leading into the halls of the
building, and that there are two other
smaller doers as exits to the stage,
but these latter exits can not be clas
sified as exits from the auditorium,
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In view of the report Mr. Brock
well advised Mr. Biggers as follows:
"according to this Department's in
terpretation of the law governing
exits required for public school build
ings, it will be unlawful to allow this1
auditorium of the Perquimans High
School to be used for public gather-
- tags of any kind until after two sepa
rate and distinct exits have been pro
vided." , '
These exits, as proposed by the
' Fire Marshal are at the front and
to one side of the auditorium, and
- he recommended each exit to be seven
feet in width, with sufficient pas
sageway adjacent to the exits to pro
vide sufficient room for persons to
leave the building in times of emer-
Mr. Brockwell also advised the su
- perintendent that a room, under the
stage; now used for storage, should
. - be gleaned out and storage of ma
terials made elsewhere.
' , KiOBiggers and the Board of Edu
. cation have taken , the order under
' .,, advisement and plan to remedy the
,.t station as abon as possible. How-'''ev-jkav:hs,
'' thae"stajment ottte "PkvMm
shaLdoes noi restrain the use of the
auditorium insofar as school operation
A Soviet proposal, made this week
to President Truman, for a five-power
peace pact has been' rejected by the
United States as just another Russian
propaganda trap. In rejecting the pro
posal' the U. S. State Department
pointed out that there was nothing
new in the proposal, but it was most
ly a rehash of propaganda the Beds
have been using since 1949; the U. S.
statement continued that the Russians
should live up to peace obligations it
has already taken, under the UN char
Peace talks are expected to be re
sumed in Korea, following Communist
acceptance of General Ridgeway de
mands that the site of the confer
ence be kept free of soldiers of both
sides. The United Nations broke off
the talks last week,,beause the Reds
marched a group of soldiers into Kae
song, in violation of the conference
agreement., . The Korean peace talks
have resulted in some disagreements
but official comment continues to ex-
press hope for a. cease fire in Korea.
v a. "Sonata committee this week de-
cided tnot to press investigation of A
wholesale dismissal .or vu caoets at
Wmak -Point A anokesman for the
committee reported it will let the
West Point authorities handle the
Aatter pending further developments
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The.eaaets were cnargea wiui- viola
tion W themilitary academy honor
code, wherebjrshey cneatea on exami
nations by receiving assistance in ad
vance of the teei.l';c
A record 156 billion appropriation
bill', for; military purposes, Is being
iMamil 'Wr tRnnaneM thin week. A
House committee cut $1 billion ofl
the budget, as requested by rresi
dent Truman, but it still remained the
biggest peace time military budget in
the history of the nation. The PresJ-
dent on Wednesday, requested Con
gress to restore the 1 billion cut,
pointing out the need for the funds
in order to carry out, in full, the
present defense program.
j t lsw cluj tjo imsr
The Perquimans Business and Pro
feiaional Women's , Club will meet
' with tlrs. tola A. Stokes at her home
r n I ont Street, FriJay night, August
1 at 8 P. U.; for the regular, busi
' s meeting.' , (
Intangible Ta?es ,
Perquimans County receiped a to
tal of 14,181.44 as its portion of in
tangible .taxes collected by the State
Department of Revenue; for the cur
rent fiscal year, it was reported tills
week by W. F. C. Edwards, Cdunty
Accountants ' ( ,',.'
The funds 'received here are dis
tributed; among the.' various county
departments, according to' budget al
locations, and are accounted for in
the annual tax levy.
To Rpnls Pending
Trid for Felonies
Recorder's Docket Is
Geared At Tuesday's
In a preliminary hearing, held
Tuesday in Perquimans Recorder's
Court, Johnny Alton Myers, charged
on a number of counts in connection
with robbery of Hollowell Chevrolet
Co., and W. Mi Divers and Son Jewel
ry Store, waived hearing on the felony
counts and entered a plea of nolo con
tendre to charges of driving without
a license, theft of a revolver from
C. H. Twiddy and tools from South
ern Cotton Oil Company.
A new' charge was lodged against
Myers following his attempted escape
from the county jail last Friday night,
and he also entered a plea of nolo
conteitdre to this count
Judge Chas. E. Johnson sentenced
Myers to the roads, on the minor
charges, until October 27, at which
time he will be returned here to stand
trial on the charges of stealing two
automobiles and a number of watches
from the jewelry store.
. In his attempted jail break, Myers
crawled through a' small hole in his
jail cell, climbed over the top of the
cage and into a small, space separa
ting the cage from the jail wall. He
ieldjjherift Owens several bricks in
the wall had ben -worked Jooee and
that he proceeded to dig a hplejn, the
wall to make his escape. He was dis
covered at this work by Policeman
Robert A. White, who' returned toe
youth to another cell ia the jail
Other cases disposed of at this
week's session of recorder's court in
cluded those in which Ralph Hurdle,
Negro, was found guilty of a charge
of driving drunk. He was ordered to
pay a fine of $100 and costs of court.
A warrant charging Edward Busk-
waski with driving without a license
and speeding was ordered returned for
service when the defendant failed to
appear to answer the charges.
A verdict of guilty was returned in
the case in which Charlie Dail was
charged with driving drunk. Dail wasj
ordered to pay a fine of (100 and
costs of court. ;
Milton' Phelps entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of reckless driving
and paid a fine of $10 and costs of
COUrt. : -: '"'V ';. '
Herbert Green, Negro, was taxed
with a fine of $10 and costs after
pleading guilty to a charge of speed
ing. " Harry Harrell, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
with improper .brakes., He paid a
fine of $10 and costs. 1 X
The case of Thomas Moore, Negro,
charged with noh-suppoji was. dis
missed when the State- took a nol
Soft Ball . Games
Scheduled Net Weelr
Two - games were . played in . the
Hertford soft ball league last week,
with the ' lions breaking into the
winning column by trbuncing the In
dependents and the Independents de
feating the Jaycees, "I The game be
tween the Jaycees.a was
rained out. , - v, , '::,:-::V;E
Three games are on tap for next
week, and are as follows: Monday,
Lions vs. Independents; Wednesday,
WW vs. Lions, and Friday, VFW Vs.
' The standing of the clubs this week
l m follnwa: , '" -;
L ' Pet
0 : 4000
To Hold Revival At
Mt Sinai Church
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A series of revival services will be
conducted at Mt Sinai Baptist Church
beginning Monday, August 13. ; The
Rev. Paul IF. Burke will be the' guest
minister for the services which will
be held daily at 7:45 P. M. The
public ia. cordially invited to attend all
services. , r '
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KOREAN ABMISXICB STTB In tills building that looks like a
suburban American residence of the early 1900 era delegates of the
United Nations were called to confer with Communists in trying to
arrange a cease-fire armistice. This is a radio photo. .
3Su Towns Quclif y.
There are apparently 890 towns and
citizens eligible for state street aid
under the , 1951 Powell Bilr alloca
tionsr it is announced by Chairman
Henry W. Jordan of the State High
way and Public Works Commission.
The net amount to be allotted was re
ported to be $4,643,096.
August 1 was the deadline date for
municipalities to qualify under the
law, and as of that date the only eli
gible towns not submitting basic data
to qualify were Eureka, Orrum, Proc
tprville and Sparta.
Semi-final estimates on the Powell
Bill provisions for municipalities were
presented to the Commission by
James S. Burch, engineer of statis
tics and planning.
In the 390 eligible towns, there
were: as of last 'July 1 about 6,230
miles of non-system streets certi
fied as meeting the legal require
ments for state aid under the Powell
Bill. They had a total 1960 popula
tion of 1,608,444. v;
A calculation based on that data
provides rates of allocation of about
$436 per street mile not on the state
or county highway systems, and $1.61
per capita of 1950 population.
"Since officials of all qualified mu
nicipalities now know Jheir mileage
ana populations, eacn (can compute
their own town allocations very close
ly for. local budgetary purposes,"
Burch commented. He said about 10
days would, be required to JSompttVfAfo voluntary compliance, it was
final computations for each of the
su municipalities down, to tne penny.
The highest non-system street mile
age was for Charlotte, with 306 miles.
The lowest figures with zero miles,
is shared by Harrelsville and Sara
' Three county youths left here Mon
day for induction into the armed
forces, it 'was announced today by
Mrs. Charles Cam pen, clerk to the
i The selectees, filling the August
induction call for the Perquimans
Board, were Ralph Harrell, Cari Dail,
and Henry Gordon. .
Mrs, Cam pen also reported the lo
cal board has received a call .for four
selectees to report for' pre-induction
examinations on August 13. Orders
for this call have been mailed to se
lectees; who will travel to Raleigh for
The Clerk also called attention to
an error in reporting an explanation
of draft regulations, as published 'last
week. This regulation should have
read that registrants are not eligi
ble for reclassification, after having
passed pre-induction examinations, in
the event the registrant marries. '
Scheduled August 15
With the increase 'in pastures and
livestock! ' in Perquimans County,
farmers are needing more fences, it
was reported today by L? C. Yagel,
County Agent, who pointed out that
fencing is a job, which sh&uld not
have to be repeated every few years,
and is liot necessary if good posts are
peed., - - ' -
Th6 Agent stated that the average
fence post lasts about three years; a
post treated with a wood preserva
tive can be expected to last from 10
to .20 years. ; , . : -'I..-. . f,;
In order to give farmers informa
tion concerning the treating of posts,
to be found on their own land, a post
treating demonstration will be con
ducted at S. T. Perry's stoe, in New
Hope on August 15, beginning at two
o'clock. This demonstration will be
conducted in cooperation with the N.
C. Forestry Extension Service and all
farmers are invited to attend, Mr.
Yagel said. '
OPS Cracks Down On
Dealers In Used Cars
Sixteen eastern Carolina used-car
dealers were forbidden to sell or de
liver any motor vehicles until they
meet the requirements of an Office
of Price Stabilization regulation, of
which they had been in violation,
when Judge Don Gilliam signed tern
porary restraining orders against the
firms last week, District Enforcement
Director James F. Latham announced.
; This concerted action on the part
of the Enforcement Division consti
tutes the most vigorous action under
taken in any OPS district in the Unit
The orders as signed by Judge Gil
liam force the firms to refrain from
all sales and deliveries until full com'
pliance has been effected. He fur
ther ordered the firms to appear in
Federal Court in Raleigh on August 9
at 11 A. M., to show cause why the
injunctions should not be made per
manent. Deputy United States Mar
shall served the injunctions.
An OPS official said that this ac
tion culminates three months of in
tensive effort on the part of the OPS
in Raleigh to secure voluntary com
pliance by the automobile dealers in
this district, and pointed out that in
addition to wide publicity given the
regulation, the North Carolina Auto
mobile Dealers Association had sent
letters to its members explaining in
Retail the requirements of the law.
In stregRinp OPS efforts ifcn brins
pomtectoiit that the OPS Price Section
had, held numerous clinics in every
area in the district, and on June 22,
hundreds of letters to delinquent deal
ers were sent out by the Enforcement
Division. As of July 30, the firms
against which this action is taker
were still delinquent and . showed no
intention or willingness to comply,
the spokesman said.
No used car dealers in Chowan
County were affected by OPS ac
Campsn Rites Held
James H. Campen, 50, died last
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in
a Durham hospital after a long ill
He was the son of the late Jesse
and Louise Jane Campen, and a life
long resident of Hertford.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mar
garet Clark of Washington, D. C; six
brothers, C. F. Campen of Wilming
ton, J. H. Campen of Whiteville, W.
M. Campen of Richmond, Va., Jesse
C. Campen of Columbia, D. O. Campen
of Portsmouth, Va., and Charles E.
Campen of Hertford.
'Funeral c services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev. R.
M. Carroll of jEdenton. Burial fol
lowed in Cedarwood Cemetery.
During the services, the Hertford
Baptist Choir sang In The Garden
and Abide With Me. Mrs. J. E.
White accompanied the choir at the
Pallbearers were Wallace ' Barrow,
M. G. Owens, Luther Sitterson, Hoyle
Umphlett, Wayland Butler, Frank
White and Robert A. White.
Board of , Education
Perquimans Board of Education
postponed its meeting on last Monday,
pending completion of plans for con
struction of two lunchrooms at coun
; . A special meeting of the board will
be called later in the month to pass
unon the Diana when they are com
pleted by the architect and when the
Board will be ready to call for bids
on the construction.
Simerintendent of Schools J. T. Big-
srera left this week for "Mars Hill
where tie will attend a conference of
school superintendents and princi
Commissioners Give Final Approval To
County Budget Amounting To $182,833
Town Board To Meet
Next Monday Night
. Hertford's Board of Commissioners
will hold their regular August meet
ing, at the town office, next Mon
Along with other fiscal matters the
Board is expected to take some action
on the proposed change in garbage
collection within the town. It was
reported this week a petition will be
presented the Board requesting no
change be made in the present collec
Opposition to this proposal has
been voiced by a number of citizens
during the past two weeks, however,
sentiment on the proposal apparently
seems to be divided among the town's
List Of Teachers
For County Schools
Released By Supt
Plans Completed For
Opening New Term
On September 5th
Preparations for the" opening of
Perquimans County schools for the
1951 fall term are about complete,
according to an announcement made
today by J. T. Biggers, Superinten
dent. Renovation of several of the school
buildings has been completed and
schedules for principal meetings have
been released by Mr. Biggers.
The consolidation program for the
Negro schools will not be completed
until work on the Hertford building
is finished by the contractor, expected
around the middle of December.
Teaching positions for the various
schools have been filled and the com
nlete list of teachers was announced
today as follows: '
White Schools Perquimans High
School, E. C. Woodard, principal, G.
C. Buck, agriculture, Mrs. John W.
Stallings, commercial, Miss Louise
Hines, English, Mrs. Hannah Holmes,
French, Herman Gurkin, science,
Mrs. Anne A. Nowell, home eco
nomics, Mrs. Anne E. Jessup, his
tory, Elbert Fearing, physical edu
cation, Richard C. David, music, Mrs.
Aiiniebelle : s.W. Whitley, Mrs. Lois
Stokes and Mrs., zerma m. uawson,
Hertford Grammar: Miss Thelma
Elliott principal, Miss D o frc a s
Knowles, Miss Mary Sumner, Mrs.
Ruth Winslow, Mrs. Grace M. Cos
ten, Miss Mildred Reed, Mrs. T. C.
Chappell, Mrs. Mary Etta Walters,
Mrs. Inez O. White,
rtentral Grammar: Thomas Mas-
ton, principal, Mrs. Lula Lamb, Mrs.
Ruth Burden, Miss well wnson, mrs.
Annie Perry Asbell, Mrs. Graham
Wood,. Miss Pearle White, Miss Mar
garet White, Miss Johnnie White,
Mrs. Lessie L. Winslow, Mrs. Lucille
T.. White. Mrs. Bertha Lane.
Negro Schools Perquimans Training
School: R, U Kingsbury, principal,
Jessica H. Winslow, Johnsie L. Pri
ntf Walter n. Privott. Dorothv N.
Thomas, Mable W. Strowd, King A.
Williams, Vivian J. Harris, rjiwooa
W. Nfohnfa. Jennie S. Thompson. Ad-
die M. Hoffler, Annie E. Simons,
Mary E. Ne why, Harriett L. Wins
low, Martha E. Blanchard, Rosa E.
Newby, Mary Elliott James, Idonia
Rogerson, George N. Keid, aana .
Zachary, Henry E. Daughtry, Myrtle
S. Felton, Penelope Bembry, Willie
Y. Williams, Welle M. Mitchell.
Hertford Colored School: LeGrande
Summersett, principal, Hazel O. Bea
nin nnmldiTin R. Lowe. Cleo Z. Fel
ton, Eliza S. W. Perry, Atana N.
Kingsbury, Minnie L. r eiton, wearena
Bethel School: Walter Thompson,
DftmMiv H. Newbv. Annie F. 'Nixon.
Chinquopin School: Dewey Newby,
County Youth High
In Judging Contest
Rnhhv SmitK of Belvidere. won
third place in the State Livestock
Judging contest, held recently at Ra
leigh in connection with 4-H Club
week.-, He scored a total of 406 out
of a possible 450 points. He placed
first in the sheep judging. division.
Clarence Chappell, Jr., also of Belvi
dere, won second place in the cattle
judging division. , v
First Grid Call
Vnarh Kllie iFearinr. athletic direc
tor at Perquimans High School, to
day, issued the first call lor lootnaii
practice for the 1951 , season. Mr.
Fearintr reouests all bovs. desiriiur to
try out for positions as. ends, backs
al . a 1 ...
or centers to report at wie scnooi gym
on Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Perquimans County's Board of Com
missioners, meeting here in regular
session last Monday, gave final ap
proval to the fiscal budget amounting
to $182,833. Of this amount approxi
mately $129,500 will be raised through
ad Valorem taxation, and the remain
der will come from sources other than
this type of tax.
In its final form the county's bud
get for this year calls for expendi
tures in the various county depart
ments of the following amounts:
General Fund $43,481.00.'
Poor Fund $8,180.00.
Debt Service $37,042.00.
Welfare Adminst'. $9,800.00.
Old Age Ass't. $61,888.00.
Aid Dep. Children $22,442.00.
These figures do not include totals
for the general school fund, which is
under the supervision of the Board of
Education, but the county tax levy for
this department amounts to $21,000.
Other business handled by the
Board during this meeting was the re
appointment of J. C. Morgan as su
perintendent of the county home. Mr.
Morgan completed his fourth year in
this position last Monday, and began
his fifth year in the post immediately
upon his appointment.
The Board approved petitions for
the hard-surfacing of Skinner Bridge
road, White Hat road and Body road.
These petitions were presented the
Board by a number of citizens resid
ing on the highways.
Approval was also voted for the
purchase of an electric d'e-horning
machine for the use of tin county's
Permission was also granted to Rev.
Phelps for the use of county property
for holding revival services.
Chairman A. T. Lane advised the
Board delivery of the county's new
fire truck is expected by August 15,
and authority to make payment for
this truck was also voted by the
Revival Services At
Center M Church
Begin August 19th
. Revival services at the Center Hill
Baptist Church at Tyner will begin
Sunday night, August o'clock
and will conclude witheneinal se;
vice on Saturday night following. The
Rev. Julian S. Hopkins, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, Suffolk, will
bring the messages each night. The
music will be under the leadership of
John Holmes of Raleigh, formerly
minister of music of the Tabernacle
The Rev. Mr. Hopkins, a former
North Carolinian, is widely known for
his stimulating evangelistic messages.
During his nine year pastorate at
Green Street Baptist Church of High
Point Mr. Hopkins baptized over 900
into the fellowship of his church.
The Rev. Paul E. Lemons, pastor
of Center Hill Baptist Church, ex
tends a warm welcome to the general
public to attend services for this week
of revival meetings.
Carrie Ellen Byrum
Weds B. G. Rountree
The marriage of Miss Carrie Ellen
Byrum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Byrum, Sr., of Hertford, to
Blanchard G. Rountree, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. G. Rountree of Cora
peake, took, place Sunday, July 8, at
Tyner, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hallett Hobbs, brother-in-law and sis
ter of the bride..
The double ring ceremony, perform
ed by the bride's pastor, the Rev.
Paul E. Lemons, took place under the
arch between the living room and
dining room, which was tastefully ar
ranged with ferns, white gladioli,
Queen Ann's lace, magnolias and
lighted candles in the presence of the
immediate families and a few friends.
The bride was attired in a white
marquisette street length dress with
basque bodice and full skirt '
She wore white .accessories and a
Mrs. Hobbs was matron of honor
and only attendant for her sister. She
was attired in a yellow organdy dress
with fitted bodice and full skirt She
wore white accessories end a cor
sage of lavendar carnations.
Thurman Rountree of Gates vflle
was best man for his brother.
The mother of the bride wore a
grey and white silk dress with white
accessories and a gardenia corsage.
. The bridegroom's mother wore a
navy crepe dress with navy acces
sories and a gardenia , corsage.
Immediately following the cere
mony a reception was given. '