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Volume XLNumber, 35.
' -.Hertford, rerquimana County, North Carolina. Friday, September 1, 1944.
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.In IliglMay Accid;
;Ust Saturday (light
- Six Persons Injured as
- Naval Bus and Auto
t'V.V";.; . - .
1, r Death was riding the Harvey
, , i Point road Saturday night when
' three sailors were killed instantly
- jv'and a number of persons, including
' three other sailors, were injured as
V a Navy bus and a 1936 Ford sedan
- collided about one mile from the
' t entering the Naval Base. i
" The dead, all stationed at the
. Naval Auxiliary Air Base at Harvey I
"J .Point, are Silvia Dicciccio, Howard
"fC Malkmue and Donald A. Mac
' , -' ' Those injured were Julius. Bow
' i. en, driver of the sedan; K. . Boles,
, v - driver of the Navy bus; Miss Wally
v Mayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. '
W. Mayes of Hertford, and Mrs. B.
Ks Edling and Mrs. J. W. Lanser, the !
latter two being wives of Naval of-j
fleers and Harry McDonald, Negro i
s sailor. I
; .' According to Charles E. Payne,
State Highway patrolman, who in
v vestigated the accident, both the bus
, and the car were being driven with
'., ' out lights, and seemingly both driv
' ' ' era were attempting to drive by the
white line down the middle of the
road when the head-on collision oc-i
, eurred about nine o'clock last Satur
. day night
l.., Patrolman Payne stated the sail-
: ors occupying the Ford were on their
way into Hertford, ..while the bus.
J- loaded with young ladles, was carry-
ing Its passengers to a dance at the
" Bajei!' :,.'".- ,' v,
An unidentified sailor told Patrol-
t .man Payne he start4 to town with
-v the group-in the Ford ut. refused to
r-ftti&tt whefl it jdiscoyfreil thereat; had
.-',. lights: "Be got' ut of the car at
j th) gate jwl abqut A mHe from the
r- These listed as injured were re
j , ported to. Patrolman Payire'ais' re
, tjuiring the attention of doctors,
J'y while it is known that a number of
- other paesengers on the bus were
slightly1 bruised and shocked but not
, , -seriously h"ut. A complete list of
. those was unobtainable.
' Charges of manslaughter were
(' , filed by Patrolman, Payne against
; both drivers, R. E. Botes and Julius
"Bowen, for the deaths of the three
sailors. ' .
Two Kearro contingents, one com
posed of 15 selectees ordered to re-'
port for pre-induction examinations,'
: and the other composed of nine reg- (
istrants who have been accepted for'
military service, will leave here next
week to fill draft calls for Negroes!
during September, Mrs. Kuth Sum
ner, clerk of the local Board, stated
The group ordered, for pre-induc-
tion examinations will leave here
next Thursday and will be made up
f rom . the following list of selectees:
Rufus ' , Burkev . Nathainer Whedbee, !
. Jrn : Victor White, Edward Harvey,
Joseph Overton. Jesse Phillips, Mel-'!
ton Byrant Charlie Skinner. Georee
Midgett, James Newby, Roy. Skinner, :
Kosert Jttragg,tsteven ireiton, Ueorge
Downing Jeremiah White, Moran
' Sutton, George Long, v William RId
dick'! Wpam fUton Md GUntoa ,
The .itoft.'lkanvlt6':iw;;irepoT' for
imiiKrtlon on September 8 arWillii
Fletcher, lmuel Moore, 'Aaiwn
Boone, Jerry Whedbee, Jr, John H
cock li Brothers, jr. James
impson, Otis Jennings and Joseph :
for 15, white men to report en Sep-!
Umber 18 and an induction can for!
12 white men to "report on Septem-1
PO Va .1 1 . ! 1 L .
" V- ft af1 Hfirt fiird' nomilar -tori
clor i yesterday i ? when f Morjran
Wa" r Cscontinued "his dif store!
aft- r year of service i. tor' the
peo: : J Cia tmUyA$:;it:ffrii
A ' j ia Ce ownershfof the
bu" ' c - hy V,'alker's eaus-
' " - rf t store, and lit.
:. I "i'yi: lures -to -ITrs.
. v j t 'n to reopen
To Fill Draft Cc! I
SUSPECTED CASE OF
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ance" of Restrictions
The Senior .Medical Officer at the
Harvey Point Naval Auxiliary Air
Station has reported to the Perquim
ans Health Department that a 20-year-old
white sailor was admitted
to the dispensary there on the even
ing of August 27 and as sent to a
Naval -hospital in the Norfolk area
on August 28 with a diagnosis ot
suspected poliomyelitis. ,
A definite diagnosis had not been
made on the case Tuesday, but pre
cautions are being taken with re
gards to contacts at the Naval Base.
The sailor, had had a furlough in
Texas over a month ago and had one
liberty in Hertford and one liberty in
Elizabeth City during the past
The Doctors' Committee appointed
by the Perquimans Board of Health
has been informd of the suspected
case of poliomyelitis from the Har
vey Point base. The committee rec
ommends the strict enforcement of
regulation previously passed ex
cluding all children under 17 years
of age from all public gatherings
:i nd amuseVnents. The committee al
so recommends exclusion of children
Under 17 from any revivals which
may be held before the opening of
An effort will be made, according
to an official of this committee, by
the Perquimans Health Department
to obtain voluntary isolation foi21
days of any children under 17 who
come into Perquimans County.
The lightning advance of American
forces under General Patton in
Northern France continues to over
shadow activity on other fronts in
the global war. General Patton's
Third Army is advancing at a rate
of nearly thirty miles per day and
this week has captured historic towns
such as Chateau-Thierry, Soissons
and other points that were important
battle sites of World War 1. From
reports, it seems little resistance is
being met by the American Third
Army, but the Germans with larger
numbers of men are putting up a
stiff rear guard fight against the
British and Canadian forces along
the Rocket Coast of Northern France.
The Allies are reported less than
100 miles from the GerSna-: border.
A Berlin commentator this week told
the German people the war has been
lost, but the Germans must fight on
for better peace terms.
In the south of France the war
continues to be a one-sided affair for
the Allied forces, which are advanc
ing rapidly toward joining lines with
those American troops near the Ger
man b'order. Thousands of Nazi
troops have, been captured in the
fighting, in the Rhone Valley. The
important ports of Toulon and 2sv
seilles .have been taken and will lend
much aid in landing additional troops
and Supplies for those already ad
vancing inland. French patriots are
renorted to be in charge -tof most of
the: liberated 'French towns and vil
lages. - j
1; Romanian troops, following that
country's exit from the war as an
ally of Hitler, have been fighting
ermans i within the" nation. Buch
arest ia reported freed of Naiis and
the Russian troops, . rushing in to
erush Hitler's forces have captured
many Germans and Romanians. The
Russians cantured the Black Sea port
of .Constanta,' earjy,pi this week: and
vanclng into Hungary, - Reports from,
the Balkans iMic
from Bulgaria are 'earoutar to neat
with American and British .envoys to
seek: peace terms And 'JeMe. the; Hit
S President ; RoosereH, consenting
on the peace talks by envoyt from
America, Britain and Russia now go
ing om nea Washington,1 says .: any
Allied : peace organization must be
more-workable' than the 'old League
of ..Nations.,:: The conference, now in
session. is ' reported to b in agree
ment oft principles i of i rrganiiation
which will strive to keep the.peace
: BIRTH ANNOUNCE aStlfv
Mr, and Mrs. W. A. renders an
nounce tl;e fcirth of a daughter, So-,
phia, on August 23 Mother and
baby are reported doirg nicely. '
Jack Hoffler Wounded
In Boston Hospital
Jack Hoffler, 15-year-old son of
Mrs. W. E. Hoffler of Hertford, was
wounded in France recently and has
been returned to this country for
hospitalization, according to infor
mation received here this week.
The youth, Perquimans County's
youngest member of the armed
forces, called his mother from a
Boston hospital this week and re
ported on his condition, saying he
was getting along all right.
Additional information regarding '
the nature of the wound or datei
could not be learned.
The young man volunteered . for
service with the Navy about a year
ago 'and was sent to the European
theatre of war shortly after receiv
Wins Combat Badge
In South Pacific
With the 25th Infantry Division in
the South Pacific Technical Ser
geant Oliver B. Stallings, an infan
try platoon sergeant and son of
Maxey Stallings, Route 1, Belvidere,
has been awarded the Combat In
fantryman's badge for his service
and devotion to duty under fire.
Stallings has done excellent work
throughout, the campaign his bat
talion has nartirinatpH in At on
time on Guadalcanal, he rigged up al
trolley line across a deep, impass
able ravine in order to supply for
ward troops, resulting in a vast sav
ing in time and the labor of carry
ing parties. ' j
Since arriving overseas -.- . iij-N
;vember; 1986; he ' has""fcSPctton, at j
Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal and Newj
Georgia Islands, the latter two lo-
calities where the 25th Infantry
Division aided materially, in stem
ming the Jap drive into the South 1
He is authorized to wear the Good ;
Conduct award, the American De
fense ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific
theatre ribbon with two stars. i
Available In County
A portable resuscitator is now
available to the people of Perquim
Da C. A. Davenoort announced
this week he had received the ma
chine and it has been added to other
equipment at his clinic.
The resuscitator is used in place
of artificial respiration for persons
struck by lightning, or suffering
from lack of oxygen, from drowning
or other causes.
The machine is now one of two in
the entire Albemarle section. The
Fire Department at Elizabeth City
has the other machine available in
FIFTH DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY MEET
SCHEDULED FOR HERTFORD OCTOBER 30
Members of the Fifth District of
the North Carolina Dental Society
together with -representatives of the
State of Ohio Dental Society, will
meet in Hertford on October SO for
the purpose of unveiling a marker
in honor of Dr. John Harris, founder
of modern dentistry, according to
Dr.. A. B. Bonner, local dentist, who
will act as host, to the meeting here.
r The members will hold a session
on Sunday, October 29, at Edenton,
which will open the two-day Dental
Society meeting; coming to Hertford
on Monday for the purpose of un
veiling the memorial.
According to the information
Available, Dr. Harris practiced den
tistry in this section of 'North Caro
lina nearly 100 years ago, and he
s' credited as being the father of
dentistry. He died in .Hertford in
1849 and f was. . (riven a : Masonic
burial. V;ss;; v.y - v".s? 1
c Dr. Herris had a younger brother
who' was a student of his and vtba
also later - became one of the out
standing dentists In the nation and
founder of the Baltimore College of
Dentistry., Another student founded
the Ohio College of. Dental Surgery.
Tho lineage ef every dental college
Id the United States and Canada can
be traced, directly to Dn John Hart
" The Piarlrer ; which will be erected
on the Court House green by the
N. C Dental Society in cooperation
with the Ohio Dental Society mil e
Ave feet high ny two feet by, three
Youth Breaks Jail
Second Time After
Hearing In Court
Lengthy Docket In Re
corder's Court After
. Morgan Hudson, pint-sized 20-year-old
youth from Edenton, broke jail
here Tuesday for the second time
within three days, after Judge Chas.
E. Johnson had found him guilty of
destroying county property and
breaking jail Sunday evening.
. Hudson was arrested by Patrol
ijian Charles E. Payne late Saturday
fpr being drunk on the highway. He
was placed in jail and the officers
Stated he was still there when they
chocked on him Sunday. He broke
jail the first time early Sunday
evening by tearing out the window
facing and squeezing through the
space between the wall and the win- I
flow bars. Judge Johnson gave him a j
tip-day suspended sentence and fined
him IfoO and costs in court Tuesday. '
After being placed in jail Tuesday ,
looming, awaiting payment of the
fine, Hudson broke out through the
same hole for the second time short
ly thereafter. Officers immediately1
smarted search for the youth who 1
Will face jail-break charges again
Other cases heard In the Perquim
ans Recorder's Court this week in
cluded those of George Cowper, who I
entered a plea of guilty to speeding
and paid a fine of $25 and costs.
Lewis Eaves was assessed costs of
court for speeding.
William Riddick, Negro, was fined
S2.rk and taxed with the costs on a
hurge of speeding. I
Hazel Hayes, Negro, plead guilty
to driving without a license and she
Was lined $-5 and costs. This was
kfte defendant's second offense.
;Jianford Briggs was taxed with 1
"Jrt!, CosUs fo.r driving with insutti-'
Billy Coston, Negro, was assessed
court costs for being drunk.
Clifton Stallings entered a plea of 1
guilty to speeding and was fined $10
and ordered to pay court costs.
Forest Wiggins was taxed with
court costs for driving with im
D'Outry Riddick, Negro, was or-!
deied to pay the costs of court after
pleading guilty to driving without a
Court costs were assessed against
J. N. Wright, Negro who failed to
appear as prosecuting witness !
against A. C. Watson, Negro, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon.
J. E. Everette was taxed with
court costs for being drunk.
T. S. Taylor was fined $10 and
court costs for speeding.
Moran Sutton, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court after
pleading guilty to driving with in
Mrs. Simeon Eaves plead guilty to
driving without license and was tax
ed with court costs.
Herbert Brown, Negro, was taxed
with court costs for being drunk.
A nol pros was taken in the case j
(Continued on Page Two)
feet. It will read:
John Harris, M.D. D.D i".
In his office at Bainbridge, Ohio.
John Harris conducted the first Am
erican school of dental surgery.
From this initial school there de
veloped the modern system of dental
education that has. brought to Am
erican dentistry the highest recogni
tion throughout the world. Died In
Hertford July 26, 1849.
Another marker will be placed In
the cemetery near the spot where it
is believed Dr. Harris is buried.
Oil Coupons Mailed
This Week; Clerk Says
Many Did Not Apply
Users of fuel oil will begin re
ceiving their coupons for next win
ter's supply this week, Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the Ration Board,
said today in announcing coupons
were being mailed out this week. .
; The ;OPA clerk -added, however,
that a large number of people have
failed to apply for new fuel oil ra
tions, and these cannot be Issued un
til applications are filed with the
local office. Persons who have not
filed application! are urged to do so
at once in order to aid the local office
in getting out the new coupons as
Upon as possible. ,
Square Dance Feature
Of USO Program
A square dance, to be held at the
Hertford USO Club Friday night,
with music by a square dance or
chestra from Harvey Point, will fea
ture this week's program at the I'SO
Club, Edgar J. Hill, director, said
He urged all service men and
their wives and friends who ish to
attend the dance.
Open house will be observed at the
USO on Saturday followed by the
Naval Vesper services on Sunday
eVfiung. Monday night is Hobby
Night, which features Shell Craft
and Finger Painting for interest of
service men. Tuesday night will be
open house and Wednesday night is
a date for another Pingo Party spon
sored by the Lions Club. Free
movies will be shown at the club on
next Thursday night.
Mr. Hill stated the Naval Air Sta
tion Band from Weeksville has been
secured to play for two block dances
during the month of September. The
first of these will be on Thursday
night, September 14, and the other
on September 22.
Ration Board Clears
For Month Of August
Clearing all applications filed for
the month of August, the Perquim
ans Ration Board issued permits for
purchase of tires to 62 motorists at
a meeting last Saturday, Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the Hoard, stated
Jrissenger type certificates were
iSflueU to: D. C. Umphlett. K. W.
ShaTt, T. W. 'Wlxdn 2. JamesjKB;
W. J. Farmer 2, M. V. Walker 2,
Arthur Lane, W. S. Benton 2, Isaac
Whedbee 2, Max Campbell, J. s.
Blanchard 2, B. S. McDonald 2. (leu.
Kerber 2, Genevieve Hermanson, G.
A. Hansen, Madison Mabine, Arlenc
Smith, Rosa Keid 2, W. H. Barber 2.
Seth Umphlett 2, Inez Williams 2,
C. H. Ward, Wealthia Riddick, L. J.
Winslow 2, Grady Russ, .Mattie Kid
dick, J. E. Davenport 2, J. L. (.'art
wright, James Mallory, C. L. Burke
Joe Ayscue 2, Zion Boone 2, E. F..
Morse, E. W. Stallings 2, Nathan
Riddick 2, Lessie Eaves, J. T. Har
ris 2, E. T: Phillips 2, T. T. Smith
E. L. Robinson, Jr. 2, Hattie Perry
2, Oliver Modlin, W. C. Lane, Win
nus Winslow 2, Fred E. iSmith, H.
A. Sherwood, N. L. Krane, G. A.
Weil, Marshal Tatum 2, J. h . Alex
ander 2, Raymond Trueblood and
Truck: A. E. Layden 2, W. H.
Morgan, Luther Dunn 2, Major
Loomis Company 3, C. W. Lane 2,
Joe Harrell 2, J. Van Roach 2, Floyd
Mathews 2 and T. B. Sumner 2.
Golden Cross Day At
The Sacrament of the Lord's Sup
per is administered at the Methodist
Church in Hertford the first Sunday
in each month.
It is the custom for those who
commune to place an offering in the
communion glass receptacle as they t
kneel at the altar to take the sacra
ment. Usually the money received
goes to aid people who are in .need, j
Next Sunday it will go for the bene-1
fit of the Golden Cross, a fund to
h.n take care of the sick and suf
fering who need hospital care and
are not able to pay for it. Many
lives are saved and many sick peo
ple are restored to health each year
by this fund. An offering is taken
for this cause each year and enve
lopes will be found in the church for
any who wish to use them.
All of the money placed on the
altar at communion next Sunday
morning and evening will be placed
in that lund, the Kev. a. ,u. neavis.
pastor of the church, stated today.
Hertford Stores To
Close Labor Day
A survey made of Hertford stores
this week revealed that the major
ity planned to remain closed all day
next , Monday, September 4, in ob
servance of Labor Day.
It has been the custom of local
stores to close for Labor Day dur
ing the past several years, and pat
rons are requested to note the action
will be followed again this year and
to shop accordingly this week-end.
Circle No. of the Baptist Church
will meet at 8 P. M. Tuesday, night
with Mrs. Clinton Eley.
ISSUES APPEAL TO
FOR PAPER, TIN CANS
Uuilding at Winfall
Opened as Depot to
Following a visit here last week
by representatives from the State1
Salvage Committee, who pointed out
the serious need for more waste
paper anil tin cans to be used in the
war effort, A. R. Winslow, Jr., coun
ty chairman for salvage issued an
appeal to the public to join in a new
campaign to collect waste paper and
The chairman announced that a
salvage depot is now opened at a
building in Winfall near Mr. W ins
low's saw mill, and the public is re
quested to bring their old news
papers, magazines and cardboard
boxes and tin cans to this depot.
The waste paper should be placed
in paper boxes or securely tied in
order to facilitate the handling of
the paper. Tin cans must be pre
pared in the following manner. All
cans must be thoroughly washed and
cleaned, the top and bo'.tom knocked
out and the cans flattened. (This
can be dne by stepping on the can
after the ends have been removed).
The salvaging of waste paper in
this county has been carried on wefT
by the Hertford Troop of Boy Scouts,
but the recent order of the Board of
Health restricting gathering of chil
dren under sixteen, has handicapped
the paper collection, thus Mr. WinR
low urges the public to help with this
salvage job in order that the needs
of the armed forces for paper con
tainers will not suffer.
There is a possibility that addi
tional paper drives may be conduct
ed through the county at a later date
by the American Legion and Boy
Scouts, but for the present the sal
vage chairman urges every resident
to help out the situation by bringing
in the paper and tin cans now.
W. H. Pitt, Scoutmaster for the,'
Hertford troop, announced that resi
dents of Hertford ' who have waste
paper to contribute to this drive can
call his office any Tuesday and he
will see that the paper is collected
and sent to the salvage depot.
Arrangements have been complet
ed by local authorities to see that
the collection is forwarded to plants
working on turning the material into
containers for the armed forces so
start now taking your waste paper
to the salvage depot at Winfall. The
depot will be open day and night.
All Service Program
At Baptist Church
The Jiev. Herbert Miller, of Sun
bury, one of the outstanding young
iniiusleis ill this area, will be the
guest minister at the Hertford Bap
tist Church for the Sunday morning
worship. A hearty welcome is ex
tended to all who will attend.
On Sunday evening the program
will be taken over entirely by sei
vice men and their wiv es. An all -service
choir is planned with special
numbers to be given by two Navy
wives. The message for the service
will be given in three talks by Del
C. Smith George Sneed and Lt. (jgi
Baker, all of Harvey Point.
Following the regular evening
service a song-fest will be held. This
feature has been held every other
Sunday evening for several weeks.
The Rev. Howard G. Dawkins, pas
tor of the church, stated there has
been no meetings of any kind for
children under 16 at the church, and
urged parents to continue to cooper
ate with the Board of Health regard
ing the polio epidemic restrictions.
Hertford Lions Club
Aids Welfare Dept.
With Tonsil Clinic
The Hertford Lions Club cooperat
ing with the County Welfare Depart
ment, last week conducted a tonsil
clinic for indigent Negro children,
during which five emergency cases
The cases were referred to the
clinic by the Pre-school Health De
partment clinic and the Welfare
I The clinic was conducted by Dr.
F. H. Salters at the Medical Ce iter
in Elizabeth City. Half of the costs
of the clinic was borne by the Lions
I riK k.-i. .L. ..... . ..
viim, nunc uie remaining nan was
paid by the County.
A report by Mrs. Sarah B. Perry,
Welfare Superintendent, stated that
the five children treated were re
sponding well and overcoming ail-
menis caused By the bad tonsils.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Taylor an
nounce the birth of a son on August
27. Mother - and baby are doing