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AV iLlriJmt? uMUilding of.hertford'akd peirquimans county
i.U umber I.
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J$3Z; E Bond
' 'per'" nimani County rang up its
geco-' i largest government bond sale
ilw J the Victory Loan campaign,
whicii was concluded on December 81,
amodg all of i;the drives conducted
ftere, notunjins, . wj xv. i. . iquick.
chairman o the jvar Finance Com-
people of '
tal of $T
victory Xoan drive the
tltHus purchased a to
frOrth of all types
i .'OvVrsubscribed the E
more than $15,000. To-
ET,. bonds amounted to
e results obtained during the
campaign "were second only to
"cvpt h t War Loan, which was
.wet J iluring the latter days of
In that drive the county
than one million dollars
orth of ' nds.
Aecojr. T ; to the records of the
te coiuiiiittee,' Perquimans County
i amotig th first five counties to
.h its JB bond quote, which was
i.JL: t-- .t a. mt
sw oy in uuTornment. . ineni
t Httls - worry over the treasury
..e bonds, but the nation, in its at-
.npt to .fight Off inflation, urged in
viduals to purchase the .B bonds as
wing investments. While many of
e counties the State failed to
isxh their auotas. the over aubscrin-
on recorded nere helped to place the
tat in 1ette finld position among
Jtt' reviewing the results obtained
.herl .Hr. .Riddlck praised the people
for .their. wholehearted .cooperation
and he fcrpressed his thanks to the
Solicitoys-And'espeeially to the school
children of the county for the splen
didywdrk achieved during the drive.
Mri all. of ,the eight bond dijves
nored bf t the Government this.
y'-ovenrabscribed its . quota .tojand.
!nd the record eWlshegvneeH
.county in, the United States.
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tPerquimanB .County school children
had an" extra three days added to
their Christinas vacation on Monday
of this week when the State Highway
'.' Department requested the Board of
j Education to keep schools closed un
j til . Monday, ia order to keep the
.if"hool buses off, of bad roads through
..' Mqowt'JbW 'extending the va
,.ation was made by Vance Baise,
State Highway Engineer, according
: to P.. T.JlohnBon, County Superinten-
dent, who announced the extension
Monday evening. Mr. Johnson stated
that the request was made because
of the Condition of I' s roads, which
have become almost impassable dur
ing the past week and it was thought
that -the passing of the buses over
e roads , would only make, the con
iion worsei i ,t
Mr. Johnson stated that all schools
uld reopen on regular schedule on
onday morning. , " ' -'f
The inclement weather of the past
vo weeks has made travel over the
rt roads of the county a problem:
chools went on a short schedule be
fore i Christmas in order that the
children could Be tranrported home
before dark' and the. pablic hag also
reported difficulty in traveling the
'roads. .'.'. ' :
Sugar Users To Apply
' At District Offices-
Effective January 1 consumers; in-1
'ustrial And InstitanooaL tisen of
igar in North Carolina win apply to
e OPA District office ia Raleigh for
'r allotments, Theodore S. Johnson,
rict director announced today. .
kewlse. replacement of ration
i, and, new ration hooks ?,tfor
and returning veterans wfll.be
j by the District Office, John
jaid. Applicants may either write
all in person for such blanks at
listrWt; Offteft-r -M- ;
'ough Price Control Boards Will
-er issue any ration books or
1 dommodities, a few applica
' will be placed at each
the convenience of consum
n added. .'
'i Lions Club will meet to
3 o'clock at the Colonial
President R. R. White
' 3 to attendj ."
Indians To Play
Perquimans High School's basket!
ball teams will resume the hardwood
sport again tonight, after two weeks'
lay-off during the holiday vacation.
The Indians and Squaws will meet
the teams from Weeksvillfa High
School at Weeksville, with 'the pre
liminary game set to start at 7:30
The Indians resumed practise ses
sions on Wednesday and both the
boys and girts teams are reported to
l ; JTii j ii w . : -
uk in cunuiuuu lor ine gaines mm
Weeksville, a member of the. rural
conference, has met defeat in both of
its previous engagements and Is ex
pected to attempt a come back at the
expense of the Indians; however; the
local teamB will be out to "chalk up
two more victories and thus .increase
their standing in the conference race.
FinalHites Hold For
Funeral services for Mrs.Maurine
Winslow, 50, wife of E., Leigh Win
slow, who died at Norfolk General
Hospital at 9 p. m., on December 24,
following an illness of two weeks,
were conducted at three o'clock, Wed
nesday afternoon, December 26, at the
home by the Rev. Father Larkin of
The daughter of the late John and
Julia McManus, Mrs.. Winslow was
born in Mullinger, Ireland. She came
to America when she was about 15
years of age and graduated . from
Nursing school at Boston and later
did post graduate work at Detroit.
She was a member of the St. Ann's
church at Edenton.
She was united in marriage with
Mr. Winslow on April 16, 1920 and to
this union was born two sons, Jack,
who recently received1ls discharge
from the U. S. Navy and Leigh, a
IjStudent at the University of Mary-
Comimr to Harrfowf iidl923.
the leaders of the community and was
always active in civic affairs. She
served as chairman of the Red Cross
chapter for ten years and during the
war she was production chairman for
the organization and was also head
of the nursing unit for the county. In
addition to these duties she devoted
much time to charitable work through
out the county.
Surviving besides the husband and
sons are one brother John McMa
nus of New York and two half sis
ters who reside in England.
Pallbearers were Dr. T. P. Brinn,
A. "W. Hefren, W. H. Hardcastle, W
H. Pitt, Fred Winslow and W. F. Win
slow. Interment was in the Holy Trinity
' Last (minute moves by Adolf Hit
ler, befcre he died in his bomb shel
ter in'erlin, were revealed this, week
in retftses issued by the Allied of -floes'
fxSw Europe. According jto pur
posWjast will of Hitler's, he kicked
Goeti)f and Himmler out of fte Nal
party Ind designated Admiral Doe-;
rifti asihead of the German State, He
naftdiGoebbels as the number two
ntoln" of the nation. However, Goeb
bels, also died in the tomb shelter.
Hitler denounced Goering 'rand
Himmler and claimed they had be
Secretary of State James Byrnes
spoke, to the nation by radio hookup
during the past week and explained
the decisions that were agreed to at
the Moscow , conference of foreign
ministers. The agreement made vast
changes in the governing of Japan,
although Byrne denied, that General
MacArthur's , authority had been
changed. ! The conference, it was an
nounced, had achieved much toward
ironing ' out difficulties between the
major nations regarding peace trea
ties and the use of atomic power.
About thVee hundred : thousand
workers am reported as still out of
work because of strikes this week.
General Motors' strike is still .the out
standing one of the nation and little
hope, is seen for a settlement soon.
The steel strike scheduled for" Janu
ary U may be, postponed f Govern
meat ;fflclali ai4 successful 'in get
ting steel workers and management to
resume bargaining. Bus daivers who
hav been on strike in some localities
are reported going back to work on
Thursday . v
PerquimansCounty, North Carol Friday, January 4, 1946.
'upenor Court To
lear Civil Docket
It January Term
court to uonvene on
January 14th; Judge
To Be Named
Perquimans County's ' Superior
Court wiU'convene on January 14 for
the purpose of hearing civil cases on
the docket,W. H. Pitt, clerk of court,
stated today. ,t The judge who will
preside at tie term will be named this
week by Governor Cherry.
Mr. Pitt announced that 20 cases
are -docketed for hearing at the term
Of court, but that several of the cases
are expected to be continued, and,
therefore, the court term- may not
last more than two days. .
. Jurors 'selected by the County Com
missioners to serve at the-session are:
Moody Barrell, W. F. Madre, C. C.
Mansfield, Jr., S. G. Chappell, J. H.
Mansfield, J. N. Byrum, C. R. Stal
lings, Herbert Eure, Sr., Delwin Eure,
E. R. Stephenson, M. C. Boyce, H. C.
Haskett, Earl Russell, Vt, S. Elliott,
Harvey Stallings, J. H. Corprew, Jr.,
James Moore, Louis H. Stallings, L.
A. Proctor, James Campen, A. J. On
ley and Henry Wilder.
The docket as released this week by
the clerk of court follows:
James E. Askew vs. Vennie Askew.
Clarence P. Riddick vs. Haywood
George W. Felton vs. Mary E. Fel
ton. Mary Dillard vs. Henry Dillard.
George Holley vs. Florence Holley.
Aubrey Umphlett vs. Evelyn Urn
phlett. Tracy Winslow vs. Velma L. Wins
low. C. E. Sutton vs. Laura E. Sutton.
Jeremiah Jones vs. Gertrude Jones.
Graham Trueblood vs. Lillian True-
J. W. Ward vs. S. P. Jessup.
Wallace Morgan vs. S. P. Jessup.
Leroy Nixon vs. S. P. Jessup.
Oliver L. Hendrcn vs. John R. Heii
dren. John Blanchard vs. Lubertha Blan
hard. , ..
Jessie Winslow vs. P. N. Chappell.
J, F. Winslow vs. J. C. lilanehard,
W. L. Tolson vs. J. S. McNider.
Henry Parker vs. Isaac Lowe.
Warnus Winslow vs. Essie Lee
Mrs. Mary L. White, 75, died at six
o'clock Monday morning after an ill
ness of five years. She is the widow
of the late J. M. White, daughter of
the late Miles and Mary Perry Owens.
Mrs. White was a lifelong resident
of Perquimans County and was active
in affairs in her community.
She is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. J. K. Miller, Mrs. Murden Stoke-
ly and Mrs. Robert A. White, all of
Perquimans County, three sons, J. K.
and W. W. White of Hertford and
Dan White of Grimesland, N. C.
.Funeral services were conducted at
the graveside, in the family cemetery
near Chapanoke Tuesday afternoon at
two o'clock by the Rev: B. C. Reavis,
pastor of the Hertford Methodist
Pall bearers were Tom Perry, Rou
lac Webb, George W. Jackson, D. M.
Jackson, George White, T. B. Sum
ner and R. C. Murray.
liss Mary Cohoon New
Tome Ec Teacher Here
Miss Mary Cohoon of Columbia, N.
C, a recent graduate of Eastern Car
olina Teachers College,' has been se
cured to fill a vacancy in the Home
Ec department at PerAuynans High
School, F. T. Johnson, County Super
intendent, announced Monday.
Miss Cohoon comes ito the local
school system highly. 5 recommended
and began teaching at the high school
'1. G. Owens HI'ms
As Deputy Fhmff
M. G. Owens, deputy sheriff of Per
quimans County for, number of
years prior ' to his entrance Into the
armed forces and who; recently re
turned to the office, resigned the po
sition, effective January 1. ' .
Mr. Owens did not make State
ment as to his future plans '
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' BIRTH ANNOUJTCMrrlT " "
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Level announce the 1
tef born December S.
daughter are doing r.:.
Wm: Pziil Stallings
Post Tritive Oath
Auxiliary For Local
Sixty threeifeterans of World War
II, who have' joined the Wm. Pau
Stallings tfbst; of the American Le
gion, will be given the Legion Oath
at a meeting of the Post to be held
Friday night at eight o'clock at the
Agriculture Building in Hertford.
Post Commander V. N. Darden an
nounced this Week that the member
ship of the Perquimans Post now
stands at 128i with the roll showing
63 members ; who are veterans of
World War I, '63 members from World
War II, an4 tWo members who served
in both wars. This is the largest
membership ever recorded for the lo
cal post, but each year the post has
shown an increase in membership and
the officials hope to continue to in
crease the roll of the post as veterans
from World War II return to their
homes in this county.
At the recent convention of the
American Legion, held in Chicago,
Mrs. Crawens, of Charlotte, was
elected president of the Ladies Aux
iliary of the Legion, and local Legion
naires state that a committee will be
named at the meeting Friday night
to investigate the possibilities of the
organization of a Ladies Auxiliary
for the Perquimans Post. It is under
stood that wives, mothers, daughters
and sisters of Legionnaires are eli
gible for membership in the Auxiliary.
The membership drive of the Wm. accompanied by hef mother, Mrs. R.
Paul- Stallings Post has been in pro- R. White, sang "I Love You Truly"
gress since early November and theiand "liecause". Miss Ncppie Maude
local legionnaires have worked hard
to keep the Percjuimans post at the
top in a contest among all posts of
the State in gaining memberships.
Other posts throughout the State have
shown large increases in memberships,
but it is believed that the local post
is still high on the list.
An announcement was made here
"I the change of owner
ship of one of Hertford's insurance
chased the agency owed and operated
by Mayor Walter H. Oakey, and has
assumed the direction of the business.
The transfer of the ownership of
the agency was completed last week;
however, it was announced that Mr.
Oakey would continue with the or
ganization in an advisory capacity.
Mrs. Nachman, who has been en
gaged in the insurance business in
Perquimans County for the past 15
years, stated the office of the firm
has been moved from Mr. Oakey's
office to her location located at the
rear of the J. C. Blanchard and Com
pany building on the opposite side of
Courthouse Square In addition to
handling the types of policies offered
by the old firm Mrs. Nachman will
also retain her contracts with life
insurance and hospitalization com
panies, thus offering a complete in
?Tken In Idaho
Miss Lura Wagner of Post Falls,
Idaho, and James Evart Newby of
Hertford were united in marriage on
Saturday, December 29, in a ceremony
solemnized in the First Methodist
Church in Couer D'Alene, Idaho. The
Rev. E. B. Blair officiated in the pres
ence of the bride's family and a few
ine Driue wore a aressmaaer suit
of mint green wool crepe, with black
accessories. She wore a bridal cor
sage of orchids. Her only attendant
was her maid of honor, Miss Myrth
McG-ath of Spokane, Washington.
The groom had as his best man
Robert Blanchard of Denver, Colo
rado and Los Angeles, California. j
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Newby left Couer
D'Alene for Hertford, where they will
make their home.
, Mrs. Newby is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John J. Wagner of Post
Falls, Idaho, and for the past few
, 'V 'vi mrde her home in Oakland,
it 'v" "'hpre she was employed.
-Mr.' Newby, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
ft, McM Newby; of Hertford, Is asso
ci&ted with thff U, 8.. Post Office in
IfUrtford. $He rocved his discharge
frohjtl tr? vwiw, . Hejtt-
Ration Office To
Close January 31
Perquimans County's ration office,
which has been in operation since
1942, will close its doors and go out
of business on January 31, according
to -an announcement made this week
by Mrs. Helen Davenport, clerk of the
Effective January 1, tire rationing
ended and an announcement was made
that sugar rationing would be handled
by the district office at Raleigh, there
fore the need for a local OPA office
will be so slight that the office will be
In the meantime local residents who!
desire to apply for sugar may obtain
blanks from Mrs. Daven-
Winslow And Smith
Vows Spoken Dec. 26
The marriage of Miss Ruby Jack
son Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L A. Smith, Route two, Hertford, to
Leslie Newlin Winslow, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lucius Winslow of Belvi
dere, was solemnized on Wednesday
afternoon, December 26, at 5 o'clock
in the Bagley Swamp Church. The
double ring ceremony was performed
by the Rev. C. E. Winslow of Roa
noke, Va., cousin of the bride, before
a setting of white gladioli, chrysan
themums, palms, fern and lighted
Treceeding the ceremony Mrs. El
wood White played traditional wed
ding music while Josiah Smith, bro
ther of the bride, lighted the candles.
Miss Evelyn White of Elizabeth City
bmith sang "Together Life s Pathway
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her brother, Winfred Smith,
wore a gown of candlelight satin,
fashioned with a sweetheart neckline,
trimmed with lace. The leg-of-mutton,
sleeves tapered to a point over
the hand; the fullness of the skirt
'forrfted1a"traln.- Ht finger tip veil
of bridal illusion fell from a coronet
of seed pearls. Her only ornament
, was a necklace of pearls,
i Miss Lula Jackson of Elizabeth
City was maid of honor. She wore
a gown of blue taffeta and net fash-;
ioned with a sweetheart neckline and1
bracelet length sleeves with full skirt, j
She carried a bouquet of red carna-1
Hons. Miss Esther Mae White of i
Washington, D. C. and Miss Eliza-
' tieth Worthington of Winterville were
The bridegroom had as his best
man his cousin, Elsbury Lane.
Groomsmen were Thurman White and
Miss Minnie Lee Winslow, cousin
of the bride, was mistress of cere
monies. The bride's mother wore a blue
dress with black accessories. Her
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Former Coach Signs
Contract With ECTC
James A. (Jim) Johnson, Jr., ath
letic coach at Perquimans High
School in 1940, has been signed as
head coach at East Carolina Teachers
College, it was announced by the col
lege president this week.
Mr. Johnson, a native of Cary,
came to Hertford from Clayton, after
having graduated from KCTC, and
later served as assistant coach at
Woodrow Wilson in Portsmouth.
Now on terminal leave from the
Navy, in which he held the rank of
Lieut (jg), Johnson is taking gradu
ate work at Carolina in physical edu
cation. He will assume his duties at
ECTC next September, according to
He i3 married to the former Alice
oberson of this city.
mt Uet ef f es I or
T-"v VparV, Holiday
Judge Charles E. Johnson ordered
a recess for the Perquimans County
Recorder's Court this week in obser
vance of the New Year holiday Tues
day. 'All cases set for hearing this
week were continued to the January
8th term of court.
Only a few cases were on the dock
et for hearing, as local police officials
reported lawlessness at a low ebb
during the holidays.
get. and Mrs. Francis B. Nixon f
Maiden, MaasV -announce the hirth f
A'Kdav, December 26. Mother and
,!ghter art getting along nicely. ' be expected.
wt.-nrfc. -.--.-, ifi.vvl Mkiu.
j j $1.50 Per Year."
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To Attend Rotary
Club Meeting Jan. 15
Merrill Evans to Ex
plain Road Repairs to
In response to a protest registered
by the Hertford Rotary Club with
Merrill Evans. State Highway Corn-
missioner for this district, regarding
the repair work being done on U. S.
Route 17, Mr. Evans has notified the
local civic club that he desires to at
tend a meeting of the club on the
night, of January 15, to express the
views of the Highway Commission
relative to the project.
The Rotarians have written Mr.
Evans that they will be pleased to
have him as a guest at the meeting
and to hear the project discussed
from the Commission's point of view.
The Rotary Club wrote a letter of
protest to Mr. Evans early in De
cember regarding the work being done
on the highway between Hertford and
Elizabeth City, pointing out that in
the belief of the members of the club,
the repair work being done on the
highway was not a benefit to the road
and was deteriorating the road rather
than improving it.
The work which is being done is
under the direction of the Highway
Department and consists of applying
an asphalt binder to the concrete, then
a hot mix material is being laid and
rolled out as a surface for the road
way. Between Hertford and Edenton
the same process was used except that
crushed stone was used on top of the
asphalt binder instead of the hot mix
Motorists of both Perquimans and
Pasquotank counties have had con
siderable to say about the road and
it is the expressed opinion that the
repair work lias caused the road to
become a bumpy, rough highway. At
the same time it has been reported
that the new surface between Hert
ford and Elizabeth City has been
broken in numerous places and the
traffic has caused hoi s to iipp-ar at
these p'ares. The highway forces,
however, hav.y gone back and .refilled
fi se holes, hut this has results only
in making the highway roiiKiic.
t ! i. spots.
Draft Calls Listed
For Month; 25 Vets
Return To County
Three draft calls for the month of
January have been released by Mrs.
Ruth Sumner, clerk of the local Roard.
The first call will be filled on January
9, when Clarence Winslow, Negro,
will report for pre-induction examin
ation. This will be the only call for
Negroes during the month.
On January 1G five white selectees
will report for pre-induction examina
tions and the local Board will order
five white men to report for induction
into the Army on January 28
Twenty-five more veterans of World
War II have returned here after re
ceiving their discharges from tthe
armed forces. Mrs. Sumner reported
that the following veterans reported
at the Draft Board office during the
past two weeks and registered their
separation papers with the Board:
William Weston, Clyde Harris, Sidney
Blanchard, William Ainsley, Hersey
Gregory, Elmo Cannon, Jr., Francis
Jessup, Hemby Chappell, Emmett
Landing, Spurgeon Lane, Gilbert By
rum, George Butler and Jesse P.
Perry, all white, and Thomas Spruill,
William Harris, Cleo Mallory, Lin
wood Barclift, Oscar Bogue, Alphonso
Taylor, Charlie Harrell, Jesse Roger
son, Wiley Welch, Fred Steward, Jr:,
Floyd Holley and James Wilson, Ne
groes. Child Injured In
Jimmy Thatch, 10-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thatch, was seri
ously injured in a highway accident
Tuesday morning and is now under
going treatment at the Albemarle
Hospital in Elizabeth City;
According to a report on the acci
dent, the boy was riding with his
father to a farm located on the Cen
ter Hill highway and on arrival at the
farm the youth jumped from the car
and started across the highway as
Mrs. Lillie Forehand, driving her car,
attempted to pass the Thatch auto.
Unable to stop, the Forehand car
struck the boy as he was crossing the
The extent of injury suffered by the
tioy had not been determined on Wed
nesday, but reports from the hospital
stated he wan doing as well as could!'