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An r. Uaoiio of flu, Which has been
r: ' z in Mm area for the past two
. w -a, lowed local school author!
t: i to close all white school of the
cf nty on Wednesday afternoon at two
c' "ock. The schools will remain clds-
i . until next Monday.
, , e action closing the school came
f lowing a meeting of, school offi-
r iwitn representatives of the local
rd of Health, when it waa detexm-
the action waajn the beat in-
4 of the children and the public
enfc at the meeting .were Super
Tident J. T. Eiggers, . J., Ediar
Tis, chairman of the Board of Edu
jn, Principals E. ; C. Woodard,
- $ Thelma Elliott, Thomas Mas-
t-1, vr. T. .P. Brinn; Dr. A. B. Bon-
ncr and 'Mayor V. N. Darden.
r- .s.king the announcement closing
t rJlOOls the Afficiftln remiAahul all
-ren to remain in their homes
ring the period the schools are
cosed, iiiey, requested the children
to attend no public, gatherings of any
nature, ah actwitie of the schools,
inciuoing a tn-county basketball tour
nament and a 4-H Club banquet were
cancelled mtil the schools reopen.
M the meeting . held Wednesday
morning reports from the school prin
cipaia revealed that 202 students were
ansent from classes in. the white
schools that morning due to the flu.
There, were other absences reported
but the majority was caused by Al
ness. Fifty-two pupils were absent
at the Hertford Grammar School, 100
at1 Central Grammar School and 50 at
Perquimans High School. ; , -
Reports from Negro schools Indi
cated only a few absences" due to the
flu, - and thus, the action of the of
ficials not V- JTegro
schools. - "''!
MARINE ASSAULT 'COPTER Rapid movement to the front lines Is
modern warfare , U effected in a manner that has revolutionized tactics
since World War , . In Korea the helicopter has demonstrated-advantages
in transporting t Jmickly and safely to positions formerly considered '
almost inaceewibi Here Marines board an HBS-1 helicopter that will
-spot them on the azor-back Korean ridges along the fighting' front (Da
partment of Defense photo by Cph A. B. Smith, Marine Corps.) ; -
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Yculliful fcl CrcL'xr. fcrctensfcd In
f 'drfo!!( After Few, Honrs Of Freedom
night, March 10, at 7 o'clock' in the
office of the Superintendents - It 'is
expected the health situation" will
again be discussed at .this "meetmt;
imt it is hoped that the condition will
be greatly relieved by (hat time.
Additional. Charges Fil
led In Case Of Young
;jrreaaie Lee .
Congress voted 236 to'io"?, on Tues
day, to send the Adminostratlon-back-
d measure for universal military
training back to the committee. Re
ports from Washington state the fcc-
tion Just about kills he possibility
of further consideration of the meas
ure during the present session, of Con-
rress. The Mil csiuaH mtui foW
in Congress and was voted down af
ter sax hours of heated debates.
Freddie Lee, 17-year-old jn-isoner in
tne Perquimans Jail, broke out of
Jail Friday night of last week for
the second time within a month, but
his attempted escape from justice was
short lived as he was apprehended
by the Norfolk Police earlv Saturdav
night and was returned to jail herel
oy onerus jh. a. uwens.
ILee was - being held in jail mend
ing his commitment to the roads on
a . charge of breaking : Jail tha first
me, ana also to await trial at the
April term of Superior Court on a
number of charges of breaking and
entering. ,' '
Sheriff Owens stated he had obtain
ed confessions f ronr ee on two Tnore
robbenes which had occurred in Hert
ford, those of the mors Feed and
Hon (store. , , - ' . ,
Jury List Dravn
The Board of County Commission
ers, meeting here in regular session
lasc Monday, dsew the names of coun
ty residents for service on the inrv at
the April term of Superior Court. "
'Drawn to- serve on th furv mm
Howard Hurdle. Edward C.
R. Stallings, Carroll Williams, G. B.
Winslow, Merrill J. Layden, SL.
Phillips, J. Eugene Winslow, Alonja
D. Thatch, Marvin Caddy, J. E. Dail,
John T. Lane, Jr., Archie' B. White,
Leonard Pierce, P. H. Onley, r.,
Thomas Newby, Elmer C. Lassiten
wis. riora nuraie, U.A. Smith, Mrs.
Theima Riddick, WiHiam H. CartJ
State and local officials continued
to crack down on the Ku dux Klan
in the southeastern section of the
T' te. Additional arrests were report-
ea tiiis week or kian members charged
floggings. Action against the
I'n started 6a February 16 when the
i -Ji arrested 10 persona alleged to
' "1 membership in the organization
I navtng a prt in its unlawful
jnator Hussell of Georgia an-
-1 . ... . .
x srreea taie last wetx AS Will be a
t iiJata for the Democratic noml
i Ion for the Presidency. .He is
' second announced candidate' -for
ofce; Senator Kefauver having
" nncei his Intentions. The
cf I tuJmv Huasell was
i w.ved ty many top gov
v, t ' .Is. Ueanwhile, Sena---
-t snd General Eisenhower con-
' r-a the list of Eepubliean
---ii - rg the off.ee.
j-Lee also admitted, Sheriff Owens
said, , the theft of a car owned by
J. Roulac Webb, which Lee used to
get to Norfolk after breaking jail last
week. , - . . ,
Four more chartres have been add-i
ed to ie list Lee already faced, and
hearings on these counte will proba
bly he held next Tuesday, althoueh
Lee has indicated he will waiver tine
Alexander-McDonald, Jr.. and Elva
Lee, both Negroes, are being held for
trial on charges of aiding and abettinsr
Lee to escape from jail last week. It
was reported these two persons were
admitted to the Jail last -Friday nlsrht
by Police Officer 1 N. Rountree to
visit Freddie; McDonald is alleged to
have hurried up the steps, while Elva
Lee detained Mr. Rountree on the
ground floor of the jail, and McDon
ald is charged with actions aiding in
the escape. Lee was in a cell, the
lock for which is controlled by a . lever
outside the cells, and it was neces
sary, for someone to will -this lever in
order for Lee to gain freedom frfcn
the cell. After he had done this he
tore out the facing of a window and
crawled through the bars of the win
dow to make his escape, j, ,
The car which he is reported to have
admitted taking from in front o& the
Webb hdme was recovraKat Norfolk,
and returned to Mr. Webb by Sheriff
Owens. It was reported the car was
apparently not damaged..
IEllfotL Uyden,..Kenneth .Mil
Mrs. Elaine .Phillips Percy Rogerson,
Tom Story," Jr., Ernest White, L. N.
Hollowell, B, M. Miller, C. D. Spivey,
Walton Wood, Mrs. Mary Benton. Le-i
roy woawin, IN. "J. Smith, D. W.
bimpson, Nathan Mathews, George T.
Powell, John R. Baker, R. L. Kings
bury, O. C. Perry, Earl Morse.' Velum
C. Winslow, Wade H. Jordan, C. E.
White, Henry Stokesj Sr., Elwood Per
ry, W. M. Wood, Arba Winslow, Nath
an Sawyer, Ralph T. Harrell, Thom
as Fleetwood, Vivian N. Darden,' E.
L. Jennings, Earl Hussell and p. B.
Thatch. - ,
2Z Cases Disposed Of
At Court Session
Here On Tuesday
Judge (has. E. Johnson returned
a verdict of probable cause in a hear
ing;, conducted Tuesdav in' Pernuim.
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ana, itecorder's Court in' which B. A.
rutr and Mrs. Lillian Nixon ven
charged 'with larceny of . 75 from
Ben Whitley, and the defendant!.
ordered held for action by the grand
jury at tne April term of Superior
Twenty-two cases wm itlimniui t
during Tuesday's session, of Record
er's, Court,, and in addition to the
aboye, James Duling, Alice Ashe, Mar
garet Palmer and John Cavanagh en
tered pleas of guilty to charges of
speeding and each paid the costs of
Fines of $10 and costs were famul
against Lee Shannon, Hyman ZimanJ
wmrea maman, uaymond Lundtrren.
each of whom entered pleas of guil
ty to charts of speeding. Charged
with speeding 75 miles per hour Sim
on Aaoir entered a plea of guilty and
puiii a iuie oi and costs.
t bond, postel by Jerry Simon,
charged with seeding, was ordered
forfeited when Simon failed to ap
pear to answer to the charges. '
Fines of S10 and costs wer umao.
ea agamst Oscar Johnson nd James
Reid, each of whom was charged with
anvmg an overloaded truck.
A nol pros was taken in the etuu in
which R. C, Piaski was charged with
passing a vehicle .improperly.
A verdict of not ruiltv wa return
ed in the case of Willie Shannon who
Was charged with hit and run.
Ralph JP'on. Nesrro. was found
guil oi a charge of reckless driving,
an he was fined 125 and costs.
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Address PTA Groups
The Hertford Grammar School iPTA
will meet Thursday evening, March
13, at 8 o'clock in the school audi
The guest sneaker "will 4 Misa
Marian Stanlasn, psychologist in the
Division of Psychiatric and Psycholo
gical Service of the State Board of
Public Welfare. After a short talk
Helping Children Grow.'" normal
mental growth and how to promote it,
she will conduct an open forum.
Miss Stanlard has been conducting
discussions on school psychological
projects for several years and is par
ticularly familiar with the types of
problems that arise anions' school
The Perquimans Countv Central
Grammar School PTA haaaccepted an
invitation to meet with the Hertford
urammar .School PTA at thia meeting.
Mrs. W. C. Cherry, president, in
vites, all patrons and friends to at
tend the March meeting. "
Board . Authorized To
Purchase Items For
Guest Of Rotary
Club Tuesday Night
James Feltonv entered A tilon .vf
:i...k, . . . T'i :
Kmit to a charge bf lieing drunkrlm
the streets of Hertford. He paid ia
fine of $2 and costs. '
William Smith, charged with, driv
ing on the left side f the road, en
tered a plea of guilty and paid a fine
of sio and costs. - - '
Preston Bell paid a fine of f 10 and
costs after being found guilty on a
charge of improper turning on the
highway. Phil Sawyer, Jr., was
found not guilty on the same charge.
Bill From Sunbury
Michel Burger of Besancen, France.
an exchange student at Atlantic Chris
tian College, Wilson, was a aruest of
tne Hertrord Kotary Club at its week
ly meetimr held at the Hotel Hert
ford Tuesday evening. '
The French youth is studvinar at
ACC Under a scholarship awarded by
Kotary International, He arrived in
the United States on September 4 of
last year and has been at Wilson since
the opening of the college last Fall.
,", Telling the local Rotarians of his
impressions of ' America, .Mr Bulger
ftated he thought the freedom of lan
guage in this country was what im
pressed tarn most.
Consideration of improvemento to
county buildings comprised most of
the agenda at a meeting- of the Board
of County Commissioners, held here
W. E. White, representing the
County Mobilization Committee, ore-
sented a proposed floor plan for im
provements to the Agriculture Build
ing, in order to provide sufficient
space to house all federal a trend es
under one roof. The Commissioners
approved the floor plans, subject to
changes hich may be made when the
building is remodeled.
Sheriff M. .G. Owens requested the
Board to authorize the purchase of
finger printing equipment for the
sheriff's office, for use in crime de
tection; the Board approved this pur
chase on the condition half of the
costs, estimated at $165, be paid by
the town of Hertford. Sheriff Owens
also requested a number of improve
ments be made to the county jail, in
cluding the fixing of jail door locks,
purchase of new mattresses for the
cells, placing additional bars at the
windows of the jail and adding to toi
let facilities of the lock-up.
The sheriff .was authorized to pur
chase the mattresses for the jail
bunks, and A. T. Lane was authorised
to work with Sheriff Owens in se
curing estimates on the costs of re
pairing the present , locks, or pur
chasing new locks if needed to replace
the old ones. The two men were also
authorized to secure prices for instal
lation of additional toilet facilities in
some of the cells.
The Board "instructed the Sheriff
to erect no parking signs at entrances
of the Court- House Green and to keep
the green free of parked vehicles.
J. C. Morgan requested the purchase
of an electric stove for use at the
County Home and this request was
taken under advisement with .Mr. Mor
gan authorized to secure prices on the
Requests for improvement to three
roads within the county were ap
proved and these petitions were or
dered forwarded to the State Hich-
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million for the
Indians .Lose Out
In Ctate; Tourney
The Perquimans Indians were elimi
nated from the L'e basketball tour
ney in the semi-fjnu round of the dis
trict meet held at Ahoskie last week.
James vine's strong team defeated the
Indians by a 49 to 36 count
Perquimans , won the rfrrht to meet
Jamesville in the semi-finals when
Windsor forfeited :'th 'fint-awnd.
garre to the Indiana. The semi-final
cot t-t was .played last Friday nisrht.
"jVhe teams played on even terms in
the first half with Jamesville hold
ing 819-16 advantage at the rest
period.-In the second half, the su
periority of the Jamesville quintet be
o - Si t ;----t ri it moved Into a 81-
L5 load at t a turd period close anil
siiei 13 i:..' to Indiana' 11 in
the final canto. .
. Towe wKh IS points for the Indians
Mid. I-'odlin who scored 24 points for
winners were the c'renalve stars
c Co gime. ' -
t Members of the-Wm. Paul Stallings
Post of the American Lesion and
its Auxiliary met in a joint meeting
here Thursday night to observe the
founding of the organization.
.Hie birthday party was' held in the
Agriculture Building with B. G. Ber
ry; Post Commander, presiding. A
cake was presented to the Legion by
1.1 1 Ml J . . .. ...
ine . Auxiliary, pa was cut OUring Xtie
program ana. served with other re
f reshments. ' ;
Principal ' speaker for the occasion
was 'C. Leroy Shuping of Greens
bom,' Judge Advocate of the North
Carolina Department of the Ameri
can Legion. Mr. ' Shupinjr recently
announced his candidacy, for the of-1
nee of Commander of the North Caro
lina Department; ,of the American
Legion. ' ;4; -i:. vv V
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The barbeoue sufbner scheduled tn
be held Friday night, March 7, at the
Perquimans HIsrh School under the
sponsorship of the Hertford Junior
Uhamber of Commerce has been post
poned because of tha edict Issued with
the closing , of schools here on Wed
nesday afternoon.' ,
A epokssman for tha Jaycees stat
ed (persons who purchased tickets for
tne sppper are asked to hold the tic
' i r 1 use them when the supper is
iiw.a i May night of next week.
Hcvivcl Planned At
Tizzlzy Swcnp Church
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams closed the 195? season
here last Tuesday night by winning
a double , header from the Sunbury
girls and boys.
Margaret Symons and Marviha
White led the local girla to a 48-31
victory. Symons scored 21. noints
wmie White hit for 19. The Ind an
Squaws moved into a 11-8 lead in the
first period and widened this mar
gin to Z8-13 at halftime. The Sun
bury girls improved during the second
half but were unable to overcome the
Perquimans lead. Perquimans scored
20 points, during the last half while
Sunbury tallied 18. ;
In the boys' contest, the Indians
were handicapped, playin without the
services of Tommy Sumner and John
Morris. Sunbury jumped into a 7-5
lead during the first period and were
aneaa 17 to 13 at natmme. The In
dians started clicking in the third per
iod and outscored Sunbury 11-5 to
take a 24-22 lead. The final score was
Perquimans 33. Sunbury 26. Thatch
led the Indians in scoring with 17
points while Riddick- of Sunbury had
He added that when he was first
chosen to study in America he thoucrht way Commission for its consideration,
tne purpose of the nrosrram was to
give him the opportunity to ieam more
of the English language but since ar
riving at ACC he had changed this
opinion to believing the important
tfting was the opportunity he has had
of informing fellow students of tru
facts about his native country and
upon returning to France of telling
nis townspeople about America. He
pointed out most Frenchmen think o
America in terms of Hollywood mov
ies, and he discovered these opinions
are a far cry from the true American
way of life.
"Erchange students have a great
story to tell of the habits of the
peopie oi tne various countries in
which they study," the youth said.
Red Gross Drive
To Get Underway
Here Next Week
Awarded Last Friday
-The T v. Ooyt Y.
viHe, I i teen e cu
fr a x '"'1 f rr
t-ie i". "ey nvair-p
I-arch i3-tlroi;;.h t
f it ir
x of Eompton-
i as evapmelist
t be hr.i at
. .jrim Church
a 3rd, H was
y ty t'e Key. Coy. S.
r cf V-9 church. .
1 1 9 " ;cted - each
r ft 7:CD o'clock.
l!y invited to
Local Group Attend
Grain Meeting Tuesday
A number of local men attended a
meeting held Tuesday night at Eliza
beth City, the purpose of which was to
discuss tiie problems -connected with
the marketing of grain in this' area.'
- Marketing specialists were present
for the discussion, and It waa plan
ned to conduct a survey on the prob
lems, especially on transportation
which seems to be one of the bottle-.
necks handicapping grain growers In
Atteding tha meetina were Milton
Dail', Sr., Julian A. White, I. C. YageL
Claude suiter, Jr and Elihu Lane.
- PLAN COX iSUPPlJ
The Bethel Ruritan Club will hold
an old-Tashioned box supper at the
Bethel Community House on Friday
night, l.rch' 14. betrinnimr at 7
o'clock, it was announced tdday. Cakes
and box svers will be auctioned off
and the r ' 'c is invited to attend.
iseven DasKetban players vwere
awarded letters by E. C. Woodard in
an assembly proirram last Friday.
Stars were awarded to those players
who had already received letters. The
girls receiving letters were: Mary
winslow, Suzanne Towe, and Fran
ces Sutton. Those receiving stars
were: Peggy Stokely, Janice, Yagel,
Marjorie Winslow, Margaret Symons,
m;iie Skinner, Ruth Dawson, Kay
Stanton and Mary Esther Saunders.
The boys receiving letters were:
John Morris, Howard WilBams, Fritz
Wulf, and Jay Duling. The boys re
ceiving stars were: Joe Towe, Tom
my Sumner and (Ben Thatch. Gold
basketballs were also awarded to the
boys who participated in the Con
ference Tournament which was won
by Perquimans. These boys were:
Julian White, Tommy Sumner, Joe
Towe, Ben Thatch, Jay Duling, John
Morris, Fritz Wulf, Howard Williams,
Garland Walker -and Vernon White.
Gregory Rites Held
Monday Afternoon "
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the
Sandy Cross Baptist Church, for Mrs,
Leah Stallings Gregory, 65, who died
Saturday. The Rev. W. V. Brown, of
ficiated. Burial was in the.Hp-River'
' She was the daughter of the late
Jimmy and Christian Stallings,
Surviving are her husband. Jordan
Gregory; one son, Edward Gregory of
Fentress, Va,: two daughters. Mrs.
Ruth Meads and Mrs. Beulah Stal
lings, both of ; Elizabeth Citvr one
brother, Lee Stallings vf New Hope,
and Sam Staffing of--Plymouth! one
sister, Mrs. IKe King-of Shawboro,
ana two nair-sistera, Mrs. Fannie Stal
lings of BeWdere and Mrs. Daisy
Gregory of Hobbsville. .
The annual fund raising campaign
for the American Red Cross will iret
underway in Perquimans County next
week, it was announced Wednesday
by D. F. Reed, Jr., who will direct the
Mr. Reed stated today team cap
tains for the solicitors met with
Regional Red Cross officials Thurs
day night to map out final plans for
the local drive and all will be in readi
ness 'for the campaign to open here
by next Monday.
Perquimans County has been as
signed a quota of $1,150 for the 1952
drive, Mr. Reed said, and the chapter
officials are hopeful this goal can be
achieved within a short time.
It is believed the plans for the cam
paign will be similar to those used
in past years, with the solicitors mak
ing a housS-to-house canvass in order
to provide an opportunity for every
resident of the county to join the Red
The public ia urged to cooperate
with the solicitors, who are volunteer
ing their time and efforts in this drive,
by having contributions ready for the
solicitors upon the first call to the
borne. : f
Big Boy Scout Fish
Fry Scheduled In
llickoiy Mffch 8
Announcement waa made this week
that the Tidewater Council. Bov
Scouts of America, will hold a fish -fry
at Hickory, Va., Saturday, March
8, from 2:30 P. M., to 8:80 P. It -
Aside from the fish fry, there will
be fun, fellowship, Scout demonstr.
tions and contests, with a special fea
ture being the National Council's No.
1 man in rural Scouting, Elmer H.
Bakken, national director. The af
fair ia, sponsored by the Youth Com.
mittee of the Hickory Ruritan dub
and Southside District" of Tidewater
It la hoped many from the West
Albemarle District wiH attend the fish '
fry,' for which reservation fnmthe i
with $1.00 should be cent to the Scout
Office, 220 Monticello AmuiU Nar.