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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING 6fr HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
olume XI.Number, 34.
Hertford, Perquimans County,
Nortfr Carolina h riaay. August 25, ii)44.
Si.OU rer 1 ea.
:rlos F.Sumner III
.rents Received War
Department Notice on
technical Sergeant Charles Ford
Sumner HI, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jharles T?"ord Sunnier, Jr., wag killed
a action in France on August 4, ac
cording1' to a telegram from the War
Department, received here Monday
by the parents.
Tec)u;Sgt. Sumner was a i 'Tiber
of - an engineering group which had
been engaged in constructing ad
vanced air fields in France from
shortly " after D-Day. He had been
la member of the Army of the United
States . sjnee August, 1940, haying
been Stationed at Fort BelvolV, Va.,
;eforf being shipped overseas for
duty J in Iceland. His organisation
was in the first convoy to leave this
coulftwy after Pearl Harbor. He had
been overseas two years and eight
j After being stationed in IcelaH 1
fofe ioBie time, he was transferred
t England for further training be
fore the" invasion 6f Europe.
t The word of the death of the popu
lar young man, who was a graduate
of Perquimans High School, and a
member of the Hertford Methodist
Church, was a shock to the entire
-He was a grandson of the late
Colonel and Mrs. James T. Anthony
Charlotte, N. C.
; Besides his parents, he is survived
I by one sister, Mrs. Harry Tillett, of
Elisabeth Cits, ,
d in Action
ranee On August 4
' American -armored forces under! will get under way here early in uc
General PattoriBirain broved superior tober.
to Nazi troops in France when they The executive committee is corn
swiftly dashed 65 miles southeast of Po of Julian A. White, Max R.
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rans on me mgn roaa 10 Benin, 1
white other AlUed columns battled
th!r maw tnwarrf th. rocket coast
ritv of Calais. Reoorta from France
sdata the trapped Germans in the
Nnmiinilv uwtar hav heen monned .
up and thousands of more Nazis are
!eing taken prisoners daily. Gen
eral Patton s forces are reported
onty 160 miles from the German
territory while other forces coming
ua nave, tne situation around rans
well in hand. The Allies had not yet
taken the French capital, but it was
assumed by reports the city could be
seised any time the Allies wanted to
The tattle in Southern France con-
tinues to te a one-sided anair witn ,carry on the work of the I SO. Thi
Allied soldiers rushing so far ahead, larprest part of the amount raised is
their schedules that the officers in . used for the latter purpose,
charge have to improvise battle tac-i Some question has been raised as
tics; Thousands of .French patriots to the necessity for funds for the
are ' joining forces with trained USO in case the war should suddenly
French troops and are being armed end. This question is answered by
to help round up the Germans. A j the authorities of the armed forces
ijsport from Spain stated that a new , who are requesting USO to continue
landing of troops was being effected ' its work for at least two yeaVs as an
at the port of Bordeaux, which pre-1 aid in rehabilitating men who return
viously was reported in the hands from the war.
of M; French., volunteers, The. AlUea ( The quota set for Perquimans
continue to hammer the Germans County this year has not been an
with heavy air. blows: and artillery, nounced, but the co-chairmen expect
over all parts of the battle zones.
iium jjuiiuuii ,1111s ween.
T I 41.!- 1-
tated that Marshal Petain, Vichyite 1 ,
government; head, had been kidnap- p. 1 Cp-viAa '
ped by the Gestapo and taken to the1 r "neidl oervaes.
French town of Belfort. ' The French , Held Tuesday For
triott were reported as having Uk-i nrnUJ
over the town of Vichy and scat- MrSMary fc. Ward
red, the -pro-Nazi French leaders, t -. .. &
long whom were Laval;) It: is be- llrs. ; Mary Elisabeth Ward, 68,
ved Laval has fled to Germany. (died at her home. on Route 3, near
t,i..:."i. rJi,Si . Hertford Sunday night at 7:40
! IT T 8 ht,Ue f' 'clock after a long illnessT
!SSJ LS!"' ta J! "She is survived by twoJ.ns, Iin
'S'., n nf wood, a imembeV of the vf-8. Army,
t Rf " wd Vernon Ward of this county; two
MT2r ,re,,?lt!l daughters,. Mrs. Cusa Godfrey of
'.fl" ,"nchtJl TS" "'t'0" Md M- AnnieThompson
T- nttT1' Wnss Anne, Va.; twp; brothers.
. -J5. Lt th'1?u:' & White of Perquimans nd N. L.
8 and the Germans still rages at 1 im.:i . xt- .,1
ps may soon break through the
rman lines at this .point.
J. S. super fortresses raided Japan
in this week and caused heavy
tge to., war manufacturing. Ad
nal bombing strikes have been
a by forces under General Mac
..iur, presumably as a prelt;d4 to
"nvasion of the Philippines
7.a 1 r i, son of Mr. and
A. l.drrls, has been gradu
in - Army airway radio
t.1 I.co-t I ij.A; according to
iicement received here this
Ox-Cart Train on Saipan
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After the Marines established their twichhead they found oxen and
arts that the M defenders had been nslnr to haul their supplies.
Alwsys aUe to adapt themselves to any situation anywhere the Marines
loot no time in harnesslnc the beasts to the carts and lot them do tho
keary hauling. Back their attack! with War Bonds, from U.S. Tnuutr
UNITED WAR FUND CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES
COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR SECOND DRIVE
OrganizationMeeting Is Assistant Home Agent
Scheduled For Mid-
i. Knuoett Dfm8low anl the Rev.
B. CU Reavis, eo-chairmen Qf the 1
v Commljttee,. this week renamed., last
year's edunty-'wide committee for the
purpose of conducting the second an
nual United War Fund drive which
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vorge jacKson, n. y. u..
'ns. r- ana w. t,. van,
Mayor v. n. uaraen,
C. P. Morris,
T. Johnson and
The committee will be called to
gether about the middle of Septem
ber for the purpose of outlining the
plans for holding the drive and to
name solicitors for each township.
The township chairmen who served
.last year will be asked to act in the
same capacity during the drive.
The money raised through the
United War Fund campaign is used
1 td carry on relief work within na
tions overrun and upset due to occu-
oaHon bv Axis armed forces, and to
the amount to be somewhat higher
han the goal last year.
Minnie White of this county
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday'afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
home by the Rev, J.' DJ, Cranford..
Burial was made in the faintly plot. ,
Ens. Richard Spijsyv'-r
Named As Iristn! :tor '
Ensign Richard Spivey synM Mrs.
Hattie Spivey, has , beet made a
f:ght instructor -at Pensf la,. Fla.,
according to an announ, inent re
ceived here this week. ' k1. .
- Ensign Spivey completed his prt-fiighf-
Navy air training and was
con"r,in'!toned June 18 of. this year.
Mill Corps Plofe
begins worK sept. 1st
Miss Virginia Bailey of Chedborn.
N. C, will arrive here next week to
begin her duties as assistant home
agent for Perquimans County. She
will have chaie-of sirlr 4H hib
work, it was announced by Miss
i ranees Maness, county homi agent.
Miss Bailey will serve as assistant
agent in four counties, Perquimans,
Pasquotank, Camden and Chowan,
dividing her time equally in each
A graduate of Meredith College,
Miss Bailey was a member of the
faculty of Hallsboro High School and
assistant home agent since June. 1.
Thirty Men To Get
Pre-induction calls for thirty men,
15 white and 15 colored, to report to
Fort Bragg for physical examina
tions during the month of September
have been received by the local
Draft Board, according to Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the Board, who also
announced an induction call for nine
colored selectees to report on Sep
tember 8 had been received.
An induction call for 12 white
men to report on September 26 has
also been received.
The 15 colored selectees will leave
on September 7 and the 15 white men
will leave September 18.
Six white men left Hertford Tues
day to. report for induction into the
armed forces. Four of these men
were local registrants and two were
transfers from other boards.
Mrs. iKuninav stated that 17 out of
29 white men who underwent pre-induction
examinations last week were
accepted for military service. These
men will be subject to future calls.
At Anderson Church
The Rev. M. L. Chappell, retired
Methodist minister, is to preach at
the Anderson Methodist Church near
Hertford Sunday, August 27, at' the
regular church, services at 12 noon.
The public is cordially Invited to this
.. The Rev. Arthur Stephenson, pan
to? at Anderson's Church, announced
that . revival services are scheduled
for , the second week in September.
The Kev. A. U Thompson of Ahoskie
Is to deliver the messages.
Recorder's Court In -Recess
- Perquimans" " County's ' Recorder's
Court was In recess this week due to
the' absence front; the city of Prose
cutor C.v R. Holmes. Several eases
are listed on the pocket to b heard
when court convenes next Tuesday, i
ThosiS. White Died
Sunday Morning At i
Home In Hertford
President of School
Board Passes After!
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citizen 01 neriiora aim ciiairinaii ui
the Perquimans County Board of
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Mr. White was actively interested m ,
community welfare and I the Hertford
baptist Church, of which he was a.
member. He was also a iShriner.
Besides having extensive farming
interests, Mr. White also was vice
president of Major-Loomis Lumber
Company. He was a former presi
dent of the Eastern Cotton Oil Com
pany and served as president of the
tv rr n a iirwi vrnra h o 1 y in 1 s k
He is survived by his wife Mrs.
Mattie Toms White; one daughter,
Mrs. W. H. P
itt, of Hertford; two
ITiomas S. White, Jr.,
sons, Major Th
AUS, and Zach Tom
White of 1
Springfield, Mass., and three sisters,
Mts. J. H. Aydlett and Mrs. J. M.
Weeks of Elizabeth City and Mrs. J.
L. Abbitt of Norfolk.
The funeral services were con
ducted, at the residence Monday,
August 21, at noon. His pastor, the
Rev. Howard G. Dawkins, and the
Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of the
Methodist Church, officiated.
Opening the services, Miss Kate
Blanchard played two of Mr. White's
favorite hymns, "I'm Coming to the
Cross" and "Bless Be the Tie That
Binds." Rev. Mr. Dawkms read from
his favorite Scriptures and remarked
briefly of his companionship with
Mr. Whrte during his two years as nuryi Mreet tor the purpose of con
1 the latter's pastor. verting the lot into a parking space.
I The "iff Miillan .HJdi " Mrs. 11. C.I The lot, owned bv L. N. Hollowell.
I Koonce, Mrs. W. G. Wright and Mrs.
T. B. Sumner sang "In the Garden." ket street to Grubb and will airord
Rev. Mr. Reavis read "He Is Just ample room to parit a large number
Away" by James Whitcomb Riley "fcars.
and olfered prayer. As the remains 'he Board, on motion made aid
were taken from the home Miss' ""sd. restricted shoe shine boys
Blanchard played "Home Sweet from shining shoes on Church Street
Home." lr(,llt )f the Court House. This
The rites were concluded with a uan was ordered added to the ordi
short service at the graveside. nance which prohibits the shining of
The many flowers and the large ' stl'"'s "" the streets in the business
attendance, which overflowed the area.
home into the vard naid high tribute
to Mr. White.
The nephews of Mr. White, James
H. Aydlett, Jr., Morton Abbitt, Mat
White and Trim Aydlett of Norfolk,
j Va., J. Matthew Weeks, Julian Ayd -
lelt and J. M. Weeks of Elizabeth
I City, the latter substituting for his
son. Lieut. Tom White Weels, who
is now in the Pacific, Tti. Karl
I Weeks of Baltimore, Md., and care
I takers of Mr. White's farm, James
j Sawyer and Ceorge Caddy of Hert-
ford weie active pallbearers.
Internient was made in Cedurwood
Issued 28 Motorists
Following months of rushing busi
ness in issuing certificates for the
purchase of new tires, the local Ra
tion Board has had a noted decrease
in the number of applications filed
during the past two weeks. 1
Twenty-eight motorists were is- j
sued certificates during the past
week, according to Mrs. Helen Dav-.
enport, clerk of the Board. , John T. Lane, 67, well known
Those issued passenger type cer-, farmer of Hertford Route 2, died
tTicates were Mrs. Gertrude Fleet- suddenly at 1 :,'(() o'clock Sunday
wood, J. I. Lowe, William Divers,1 morning at his home following a
Jr. 2, H. M..Layden, E. J. Proctor 2,1 heart attack.
Lillian Elliott, J. J. Skinner, L. E. j A native of this county, Mr. Lane
Butt 2, Sim Burke, Freeman Umph- was a prominent farmer and a mein
lett, Noah Felton, Jr., D. C. Umph-iber of the Anderson Methodisi
lett, T. W. Nixon, Ben Harrell, Ro-1 Church.
land Copeland 2, Hubert Dail, R. T. i He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Layden, N. J. Smith, E. B. Hollo- I. Lane, one foster son, J. T. Lane of
well, H. J. Winslow, State Highway Hertford; two brothers, J. E. Lane
Patrol 2, and Towe Motor Co. ' of California and G. O. Lane of Cho-
Truck type: W. F. Elliott, Elihu wan County.
Lane, J. Van" Roach 2, G. W. Bright Funeral services were conducted at
2, Josiah rJlliott 3, and A. K. Wins
low, Jr. 4.
Meeting Of Polio
Committee Called Off
Tho mMtiniT of tht Pnlin Cnm
WiiftoA yWtwivwvrtAsI lwnl JAiitnva dim! j
Dr. D. C Hackett, scheduled for
Monday night,, was called off in as
much as the State Board of Educa
tion recommended the opening date
The committee was to meet to dis
cuss possible opening dates for .local
schools, but the action "of the State
Board made ? this unnecessary. It
was stated, however, that the com
mittee recommend the continuance
of the restrictions placed upon gath
ering of children under -18. and it is
unlikely this restriction will be re
moved until Bchools open on Sep
teniber 18 iv , '
BOARD OF EDUCATION PLANS OPENING
DATE FOR SCHOOLS ON SEPTEMBER 18
New Assistant At
USO; Program Will
Kdgar J. Hill, director of tin
Hertford I SO C.'lul), announced to
day that Mi.ss Margaret 1'eaison, o.
Richmond, Va., would arrive here
next -Monday to assume the dut
I'pnrcnn i-Mitlui'o Miuc M.wl-i lui-.'
ard, who. left for her home in Kan -
Miss Marguerite Ward as anotliei
l s() a88isUnt Miss v,.(1 ,,, ,,
t() resume her positioll as tea,.nor at
Columbiat N. c.
Included in the program at the' worse. However, at present, plans
VSO Clul) next week are two lunch-call for students to assemble on Mon
eons, one for officers' wives on M.m- j day the 18th. In accordance with
day at o'clock, and one I'm en- the State Hoard's recommendation,
listed men's wives on Thursday at . two work days have also been set up
12::i0 o'clock. I for September 14 and l.r, at which
The club sponsored another block
i dance 0,1 Tuesday of tllis week which
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Ponnel and the public. Music wa
' furmshe(1 b' the Naval Air Station
1 nesii a 1 rom weeKSVine.
Town Board To Buy
Parking Lot; Levies
The Board of Commissioners for
the Town of Hertford, meeting in
regular session last Thursday night.
voted to purchase the vacant lot back
1 of the stores on the west side of
' ffns the alley running from Mar-
business of levying
privilege taxes for the present fiscal
year, the Hoard was in session some
"na- 'onger man usual. Tile pnv
i ieZ taxes were set for all types of
1 ""sinesses and those subject to these
,:''s may now pay them at the town
Mayor V. N. Darden stated this
wpek ,,lat the work of resurfacing
th;e streets of Hertford would not be-
fin ',pf"e the middle of September.
t'ue to the inability of the contractor
'" 'ome here before that time. The
Prject of paving the alley back of
the business houses on the west side factorily for both producers and lab
of Church street will be included In orers, and urge all producers to c-
this work when started.
John T. Lane Victim
Heart Attack; Dies
At Home Sunday
the late home Monday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock by the Rev. A. L. G.
Stephenson, assisted by the Rev. B.
C. Reavis. Interment was in Cedar
Pallbearers were Ed Bagley, Jack
Brinn, Mr. Elliott, Oscar Hunter,
Jack Sutton and B. Stallings.
Services At Bethel
Start Monday P. M.
The Rev. J. T. Byrum, pastor of
the Bethel Baptist Church, announc
ed a series of revival services will be
held at the Bethel Church beginning
Monday afternoon at 8:80 o'clock.
The Rev. Mr. Wall, pastor of the
Blackwejl Memorial Baptist Church
of Elisabeth City will preach at the
services to be held each afternoon at
8:80 and each evening at 8:45
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
ji'oiiows Action Taken
iy State Board In
Aieetin.j: Last Week
Following action taken liy tlio
State Board of Kducation ut a meet
ing last week, the rerquinians hoard
of education now plans for opening
all county .schools lor the new term
on September IN, F. T. Johnson,
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ruFn,inii, ,..n. u,, y.
: The State Hoard recommended no
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thniushout the slate.
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i Ule ,lf c()urs sl1Je(.l' t
: time teachers' meetings will be con-
j ducted and work for the school term
The Superintendent announced
that school bus routes this year will
remain on the same plan as used
One or two vacancies still exist
on the teaching staff for the schools,
but Mr. Johnson said he hoped to
have these filled within the next few
Ojening date for the schools here
was postponed because of the threat
01 polio. Colored schools were pre
viously scheduled to open August 14,
anil all white schools on September
7; however, it is believed that the
work that will be outlined at the
teachers meeting prior to the open
ing of school will stress the making
up of the lost time.
County Farm Labor
Sets Picking Price
With indications pointing toward
the price of cotton remaining at
about the same prices as obtained
last year, the Perquimans County
Farm Labor Advisory Committee at
a meeting held Wednesday at th
Agriculture Building adopted a reso
lution recommending that a maxi-
mum price of $1.50 per hundred be
paid for the first picking of this
year's cotton crop.
! Prices for picking second and third
times will depend upon the amount
of cotton remaining after the first
picking, the committee decided.
1 The committee, headed by I). S.
Harden, as chairman, and composed
of farmers and business men, be-
lieve this program will work satis-
operate to maintain satisfactory re
lations between farmers and lab
orers. It was announced that a labor
supervisor will be appointed by the
committee to work with both pro
cucers and laborers to see that labor
is distributed where needed and to
enforce the Covernor's order to work
W. E. Dail Elected
Board Of Education
The Perquimans County Board of
Education, at a meeting Monday,
elected W. E. Dail as chairman to
succeed T. S. White, who died at his
home here Sunday morning.
Mr. Dail has served as a member
of the Board of Education for about
ten years. Other members of the
Board are D. L. Barber, Carroll V.
Ward and F. T. Johnson, superinten
dent of schools.
Bowling Alley Opens
Thursday, August 31
A. W. Hefren and B. F. Ainsley,
who recently announced they had
completed arrangements to install
I bowling alleys in Hertford, stated
this week the new alleys would be
opened to the public on Thursday
evening, August 31.
The owners have had workmen
renovating the building purchased
for the alleys and this work is ex
pected to be finished within the next
day or two.
Pour alleys have been installed for
the pleasure of men and women1 of
this community who like to bowl, and
the public is invited to attend the
opening next week.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
A A. M., will meet Tuesday night