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Volume XUI.-Number . 40. , v ' - . Hertford. Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, October 11, 1946.
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; r THIS V7EHVS
i . North Carolina escaped damage
' from a hurricane which swep; up
from the South Atlantic early this
i week, when':the 100 mile wind dimin
' . ished while passing over the State of
Florida. Experts-had predicted se
. vere damage to crops and property
in Floridaj but the storm had spent
itself before reaching the Florida
coast, and caused little damage. Af
termath of the storm, a drizzling
tain covered most of Eastern North
Carolina and stopped harvesting
work on the , peanut crop in this
While housewives , continue to
scramble for meats, the meat indus
try this week moved toward the re
moval of OPA control from beef, cat
tle and veal as a method of replen
ishing the nation's meat supply. A
petition, drawn by the industry, goes
first to the Secretary of Agriculture
and if he vetoes the plan, the peti
tion will be presented to the three
man control board which has the
power to set aside the OPA control,
thus freeing the market on meats.
Meanwhile, the U. S. Army states in
order .to help the situation, it is ask
ing the British government to loan it
sufficient meat to feed overseas
A federal grand jury will receive
evidence, collected at Washington,
regarding the Garsson munition com
bine, under ' investigation several
months ago by a Congressional com
mittee. The evidence to be turned
over to the grand jury was collected
by the FBI, and may result in action
against some of the officials of thr
company. 'A statement from Wash
ington announces that Congressmar
May of Kentucky, who was to testify
before' the Congressional committee,
may yet be heard before some official
' Wasbington group.
Taking the first steps toward the
moving: of Wake Forest College from
Wake Forest taWuiston-Salem, the
college jpWiW-'S&M' 11)11 wek n'
. '. ... 1 . ; .i .V-x-b.- Aw.VU4.
for the new buildings and campusXteIndiins Bhowj
be erected at Winston-Salem. Wake
Forest will move to its new site with
in five years, and will receive vast
funds from the . Reynolds Foundation
to aid in the financing of the school
and its program.
Three high , Nazis, Hjalmar
Schracht, Von Papen and Hans
Fritsche, after being freed by the
Allied tribunal at Neurenburg, are
finding it difficult to locajte a home in
Germany: An attempt is being made
by German nationals to secure cus
tody of the three for trials before a
denazification court. - The former
Nazi officials hope to escape such
trials, as. they claim they will receive
sentences at hard labor. Schracht,
who left the American xone at Nuren
burg has already been taken into cus
tody, but the remaining two refuse to
leave the Nurenburg jail unless
guaranteed freedom by the Allies.
Additional bus service within Per-
, quintans County seemed a possibility
this : week;' ' following a hearing on
, ffranchlsetapplication by the Norfolk
. Southern- Bus Company before the
- .State Utilities Commission at Raleigh
! recently. ',
4 TJie bus lin is seeking permission
- to operate buses from Gatesville to
inf all by wiry ofy'Hobbsville and
vTrotvfll-s-.mii!tUia-win be made
at Winfallj for buses to Elizabeth
j 'Vity miMmtantMifpohiU north
; Ths decision; of; the UtiliOeji Com
', mission is expected t be :-a handed
Post Office- Tsdayil!
, l- Sgt Paul Fisher, in ciarg of arniy
recruiting for this county, announced
, ti;.;,9jig',fA?i&Kw!lMtela i for
.this area, effective immediately., In
stead of being at the Hertford Post
Office each Mnday, as has been the
i custotff for the past several months,
. the recruiter !will bi tit Hertford On
Tu sdaysnntil further :otke.''f ,
Fersons interested in enlisting in
'the regular army can obtain full in
formation from Sgt Fisher on Tues
days whU he is at, the Post .Offlcs
1 4n Hertf o;i? !,
t En '! ANNOUNCEMENT
- Mr.; and rs, Jock Hayes of " Ar-
lington, Yr mont, formerly of Hert
' frd, arnou.ioe the bivch of a son on
: 0'tt'. :r 1. Mother and baby are re
peat 'A ioing ninety. " 4
Edenton To Win 6-0
victory Last Thurs
Williamston High Will
Play Here on Friday
Night at 8 O'clock
The Perquimans Indians broke into
the win column for the first time dur
ing the present, football season by
handing their; old rivals, Edenton
Aces, a six-nothing defeat on Mem
orial Field on Thursday night of last
week. It was .the 22nd meeting be
tween the two teams, with Perqui
mans continuing to hold' the edge in
the number of games won.
While the ' two teams appeared
evenly matched throughout most of
the game the Indians held a decided
edge on both defense and offense,
chalking up eight first downs to
Edenton's five, offensively, and pre
venting the Aces from threatening
the goal line throughout . the game.
The outstanding part of the game
was the clean playing on the part of
all players, only four penalties were
called, with each team taking two.
The Indians won the toss and chose
to receive the kick off and immediate
ly started a drive toward the Eden
ton goal. Edenton held for downs
I on their own 18 yard line and re
turned the ball to mid-field on a
series of scrimmages. The rest of
the first quarter was a see-saw-battle
with the ball staying mostly in Eden
Sparked by some excellent line
smashing by Jack Symons, and line
played by Cecil Winslow, Robert
Evans and Bobby Keaton, the Indians
began a determined march to the
goal line which netted them a touch
down in the second period. Try for
extra point was bad and the score
was 6-0 for Perquimans.
During the second half both teams
endeavored, to outmaneuver the other,
but was unsuccessful in scoring.
Edenton Allowed Borne nice running
plays whjtfh counted for most of
their? first' downs during ythe final
over their nrevious sramea. and with
continued practice on plays and
blocking it can be expected they will
provide plenty of opposition for the
teams remaining on the schedule.
The next home game for the In
dians will be played on Memorial
Field Friday night at 8 o'clock when
Williamston comes here to renew
football relations with Perquimans
after a lapse of several years. A
large crowd is expected to turn out
for this game tonight ..
. The Perquimans chapter of the
American Legion Auxiliary held its
regular meeting Friday night Octo
ber 4, at the Agricultural Building
with one of the largest attendances
since the Auxiliary was organized.
The meeting opened with the group
singing one stanza of The Star Span
gled Banner and repeating the Pre
amble of the Constitution. Devotion
was given by Mrs. J; V. Cranford.
Mrs. W. B. Hollowell made a re
port on prices for colors and a gavel,
which on motion was ordered obtain
ed for the local auxiliary.
All members were urged to attend
a joint meetingvith the legionnaires
at Elisabeth City on October 15, and
also to attend an Area Conference
to be held in Elizabeth City at an
Following a report by the member
ship chairman, and a treasurer's re
port, a short program was given by
Mrs. Balphv Whfl nd ; Mrs. R. C.
Baker on VeteransV Womenfolk.
Many, useful and pretty gifts were
presented , to the chapter, at this
meeting to be forwarded for the
Christmas gift shop to..' be estab
lished at Oteen and Fayetteville vet
r.Mrfc Ruth Sumner, "cleW.olfihe
Percraimans Draft Board,, announced
this week the local Board had been
notified that the calls Issued for this
county for '.'J&wWtt -teglaWWta' had
1 changed from October 30 to Oe
ttr fcirrm anncuncment;?
i SSgt and Urt. . 7ir.: m Fefld-an
nounce the birth of a Hob Wiliiairi
Sumner Feild, Jr., born Tuesday Sep
terrtber 24, ; at t'urf reeaboro, ; Ten
Mrs! fepd is the fir-er; Miss Anil
humner , .of Murfreef. ro. SSsl
Flld ts sUtioned at l..,chet Field,
New York. u . ("i
At ALA Meeting Fri
Open Saturday, Oct. 12
A; W. Hefren, chairman of the Per
quimans County Board of Elections,
announced today that registrars of
the county, had been issued instruc
tions and registration books, for the
purpose of opening the books for
registration on Saturday October 12,
for the general election to be held
The registration books will be
opened each Saturday for four weeks,
and persons eligible to vote, but who
haven't registered may do so on any
of the first three Saturdays. The
registrars may be located at the pol
ling places of the six precincts.
High School Youths
Work To Organize
Rec. Planning Board
need for recreational
youtns, a group oirerqu.mans wun-
ty High School students this week
uegan Kuvern..i8 uuarus u. u.e v,.,u..-
ty and Town, of Hertford, the Civic
clubs and other interested persons to
form such a planning board to work
out ways and means for providing
recreational facilities for the teen
agers. The students appointed a commit-
tee composed of Betty Ruth Chap
pell, Betty Jean Winslow, Howard
Pitt, Jr., and Lindsay Reed to work
wpth the adult committee to bring
about success for the project.
While the project is in the prelim
inary stages the youths recognize
the need for a suitable meeting place
to be established where the youths,
not only of Hertford but the entire
county, can ' meet and carry out a
recreation program which would pro
vide wholesome entertainment for
Armed with the petition signed by
almost every student of the high
school, the committee began Monday
appearing before the County Board,
the Board of Education and the civic
clubs requesting the appointment of
an adult member to the group's ad
viswy bWftrd. Aa soon as each, adult
member fias been appointed the plan
ning" board will meet to discuss steps
to be taken in advancing the plans
of the board.
On plf-day Session
Perquimans County schools will
observe half -day sessions all next
week and possibly a portion of the
following week, following action tak
en by the board of education at a
meeting held Monday.
The Board ordered the superinten
dent to place the schools on short
session, for a period of eight school
days, to enable a number of the
students to assist in the harvesting
of peanuts and cotton. "
F. T. Johnson, superintendent, had
planned to start the new schedule on
Wednesday but due to rain, which
held up harvesting, he stated the
new. schedule will become effective
Youth Fellowship In
Meeting At Winf all
The Chowan-Perquimans, sub-district
of the Methodist Youth Fellow
ship met Tuesday evening of last
week at the Epworth Methodist
Churfih at Winfall.
A program was given by the .Win
fall Youth Fellowship, after which a
business session was held and a social
nour enjoyed. Refreshments werej.
served by the Winfall group. . 1
Appearing on the program were
Anne Proctor, Durwood Lee, Barber;
Amy Van ' Roach, Pearl and Clara
Hunter and Thomas Butt. The pro-
f am was under the direction of Mrs;
D. Cranford, youth leader.
In the absence of the president,
the business session was presided
over by the vice 'president. Durwood
Barber. The name of Miss Rosa As
bell of Eddnton was withdrawn as
treasurer 3 on account of her being
away at college, Johnny Thigpen,
also of Edenton, was' elected to fill
the' vacancy. An official count "of
seven churches represented showed
an attendance of 66 ; A number of
visitors were alBo presentfe J ' '
r The group was invited to meet with
the Edenton 'Youth Fellowship in De
cember. An offeringiiraiitakeii to
send a delegate to the recreation lab
oratory at iUamp vuraptree vctooer
io on . " '.' v.-' i.aVi'y.-..,
MASONS WILL MEET TUESDAY
! Perquimans Lodge, No. 06, A. P.
& A. M. will hold its weekly meeting
in the Court House Tuesday- night
All Masons are cordially invited to
County Schools Go
attend the meeting.
Revival Services At
To Begin Sunday
Rev. J. Herbert Miller
To Conduct Services
4 Beginning Monday
A series of revival services will be
gin at the First Methodist Church
next Sunday to continue through Oc
tober 18, as has been announced by
the pastor, the Rev. B. C. Reavis.
Services will be conducted Sunday at
11 A. M. and 7:30 P. M. with spe
cial evangelistic messages by the pas
tor., The Rev. J. Herbert Miller, Dis
trict Superintendent of the Elizabeth
City District of the Methodist Church,
will be present Monday evening at
7:30 to deliver the sermon, and will
preach each day at P. M. and
7:30 1'. M. through Friday.
Mr. Miller is a native of Perquim
ans County and is' a forceful gospel
nvaaUar 14 f. Viud man,, rnlntivoa QI)H
fWends ,jvi and npar Hertford,
Theyj ag we as ()ther8 wi be gad
- ... onnortunitv to hpar nin.
The afternoon service has been
planned so that the busy housewives,
teachers and school children can at
tend. Mr. Reavis has urged that the
people do all possible to attend the
oarvipofl Tlio rovivnl ic haino rnn-
ducted fQT the o a in the com.
munity and is not to be thought of
as merely a Methodist meeting.
Everyone is cordially invited.
Legion Meeting At
Elizabeth City Tues.
Indications point to a large at
tendance at the First District meeting
of post officers, adjutants, chairmen
of post committees of American Le
gion posts to be held at Elizabeth
City at 7:30 P. M. on October 15, at
the Legion hut.
William M. York, of Greensboro,
State Commander of the American
LLetpon, Paul R. Younts of. Raleigh,
Executive Vice Commander, and other
State and national officials of the
Legion will be present at the district
meeting to explain the Legion pro-
cr-wa n f r-v 4-1 a grm inn- i a o
as wastne case m tne recenuy
neia aivision meetings, winci were
well attended and which were termed
successful in every respect, emphasis
will be placed on the State Legion's
program of renewal of memberships,
and securing of new members, especi
ally among veterans of World War II,
expansion and stabilization of the Le
gion program as a whole.
The Commander said he is anxious
for division and district officials, all
post otticers, chairmen ot post com- here in September, 1944, by A. W.
mittees and representatives of the Hefren and the late B. F. Ainsley,
Legion Auxiliary in the district be,they have been drawing large crowds
present at the meeting. He pointed 0f teen-agers and bowlers from all
out that a representative of the Aux-;over
iliary will be present to explain the
The State Department of the Le
gion now has a membership in excess
of 67,000 and the goal for the year
is 100,000 members or more. It was
pointed out by Commander York that
there is a potential membership of
more than 400,000 Legionnaires in
Six Cases Heard In
Six cases were disposed of by
Judge Charles E. Johnson at Tues
day's session of Recorder's Court.
Four of the cases were listed as traf
Charlie Mullan,-Negro, was taxed
"with the costs of court on a charge
of. driving with insufficient brakes.
Lillian Reid, Negro, was fined $5
and costs of court for driving with
out a license.
Harvey Haroer, Negro, was finedltion Office. Parcels for.'' personnel
$5 and costs of court" for permitting
his car to be operated without a lie
Robert Overton, Negro, was fined
$10 and ordered to pay the costs of
court for "-driving without a license
and with insufficient brakes.
Court costs were assessed against
Lillie Mae Thatch, Negro, who failed
to appear' to testify against Herbert
Brown, Negro, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon.
A motion of non-suit was granted
by Judge Johnson in the case charg
ing Westley Hurdle with trespass.
Regular church services at Ander
son tMethodist Church Sunday morn
ing t 11 o'clock. There are only two
more .regular services at the church
before the , end of the conference
year, Everyone ts tnvitea. services
( Tlathanv MHinHit Church tioar
-rvemaere ounaay aiiermwn.
Turner Rites Held
Funeral services for James Edward
Turner, 71, who died suddenly at his
home at New Hope Thursday morn
ing, were conducted Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the New Hope
Methodist Church, the Rev. J. D.
During the services the church
choir sang "Abide With Me" and "It
Is Well With My Soul."
Mrs. H. W. Lynch and Mrs. R. M.
Riddick sang "When They Ring the
Golden Bells" and were accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. L. C. Winslow.
The casket was covered with a pall
of white gladioli, red roses and fern.
Pallbearers were Seth Perry, Cal
vin L. Stallings, K. A. Turner, Gra
ham Robbins, O. C. Butts and Gar
Burial was made in Cedarwood
Miss Grace Knowles
Resigns As Welfare
Miss Grace Knowles, whose en
gagement and coming marriage was
announced last week, handed the
Board of County Commissioners her
resignation as superintendent of the
Perquimans County Welfare Depart
ment to become effective November 1.
The resignation was accepted at a
meeting of the Board Monday.
Miss Knowles has served in the
County Welfare Department for nine
and one-half years, having been ap
pointed superintendent a. little more
than one year ago. She served as
case worker for the department for a
number of years.
The vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Miss Knowles will be filled
by the State Welfare Department
from a list of qualified superintend
ents who have passed merit examina
tions. However, due to shortage of
welfare workers, it is not known just
when the vacancy will be filled.
1 Managers W. F. Ainslev and W. C
Matthewg have announced that the
Hertford Bowling- Alleys reopened
this week after being closed for com
plete renovation. . The four hardwood
alleys have been refinished with one
of the finest, smoothest surfaces
found anywhere, and are better than
ever before, according to the man
ager. The alleys have been modern
ized in every respect, and new pins
and balls are expected to arrive this
week. 'Since the alleys wefe opened
the county and ''surrounding
The Hertford bowling alley is on
Grubb Street near the telephone of
fice. The building offers choice seats
for spectators and four of'the finest
hardwood alleys to be found in East
ern North Carolina. The managers
announced this week that a bowling
team schedule is in the making and
will be released at an early datefc
Already several of the civic clubs
have bowling teams here., and many
of the county people have teams and
October 15 Deadline
For Navy Packages
Christmas parcels for JJaval and
Marine Corps personnel in the ex
treme forward areas should be mailed
not later than October 1$ to afford
probability of delivery before Christ
mas day, it was announced by the
Sixth Naval District Public Informa-
iknown to be in an area ( Permitting
subsequent mailing may be mailed at
appropriate dates selected by the
sender. - I
It is important . that parcels for
overseas be' packed in exceptionally
strong containers? that the senders
follow the postal regulations which
prohibit mailing perishables Overseas,
that the full name, serial number and
complete address of the recipient be
used, and that all packages contain
ing valuables be insured.'
It should be noted thai poor pack
ing often results not. only in the loss
of one package, hut also in damage to
other parcels or obliteration of their
TO HONOR BRIDE-ELECT
Tomeet Miss Louise Denton, Mrs.
HaraMi' Will Km " T.tnwV wilt ImM
open nouse at ner noma on marxet
' Street.' Fridav afternooaL October 11.
'from four t six o'clock,
Reopened lis week
County Board Grants
Funds For Colored
Jurors Drawn to Serve
At October Term of
The Board of County Commission
ers, meeting in regular session Mon
day, voted to grant $H0() to a com
mittee -planning to stage a home
coming day for the Negro veterans
of Perquimans County. Appearing
before the Hoard, representing the
colored committee, King 'A. Williams
stated the committee has plans
drawn for the affair, but have not as
yet set a date for the event, pending
the raising of funds needed to finance
the party. The County Board was
informed that the Board of Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford also
will grant an allotment to help de
fray the expenses.
The colored committee sponsoring
the homecoming celebration plans to
entertain all county colored veterans
and their families with a big. feed
and celebration similar to the one
staged for white veterans several
The Board named R. T. Brinn to
represent it as a member of the
Youth Recreation Planning Board be
ing organized by the students of Per
quimans County High School.
During the meeting the Commis
sioners drew the names of the fol
lowing citizens to serve as jurors at
the October term of Superior Court
which will convene here on Monday,
October 2X: J. H. Corprew, Sr., W.
D. Cox, J. C. Hobbs, F. T. Eure, Jo
seph Lavden, William Farmer, Joshua
T. White, A. F. Proctor, G. W. True
blood, Thomas G. Winslow, W. D.
Perry, C. W. White, Wallace Hobbs,
Z. D. Roberson, J. Elmer Wood, Em
erson Asbell, John E. Hunter, T. C.
Story, C. P. Banks, George F. Dail,
Wallace Baker, L. W. Hobbs, H. A.
Whitelv, Jesse T. Chappell, Rufus
Lilly, O. F. Chappell, R. W. Lane,
John O. Chappell, Ernest Lamb, R. L.
Lane, J. T. Baccus, L. W. Stallings,
G. E. Benton, Floyd Stallings and
J. R, Goodwin.
Final settlement' was" ;tnade with
Sheriff J. E. Winslow on the collec
tion of 1945 taxes before adjournment
of the meeting of the Board.
VFW Charter Granted
A new organization was founded
in Hertford Thursday night when a
Veterans of Foreign Wars charter
was granted and presented to a group
of Perquimans veterans, who peti
tioned the national organization for a
chapter for Perquimans County.
The meeting of this organization
was held at the Agriculture Building
in Hertford at 7:30 o'clock and fol
lowing presentation of the charter
organization of the local post was
completed, with officers being elected
to serve during the ensuing year.
Any veteran who has served his
country on foreign duty is eligible
for membership in the VFW. and a
membership drive is expecteu to be
carried out by the new post within a
Mrs. Maggie A. White
Died Last Friday j
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie
Ann White, 75, who died in the Albe
marle Hospital Friday at 4:15, were
conducted Saturday afternoon in the
Winfall Methodist Church. The Rev.
J. D. Cranford, pastor of the church,
Mrs. White was the widow of the
late John A. White and is survived by
five sons, Willie E. White, Murfrees
boro; Claude, Paul, Clyde and Marvin
White, all of Winfall; two daughters,
Mrs. Dempsey Winslow of Belvidere
and Mrs. Haywood White of Hertford
and 17 grandchildren.
During the services Mrs. Effie Mil
ler, Mrs. J. L. DeLaney, Mrs. Johnnie
Lane and Raymond Stanton rendered
"Abide With Me" and "In the Land
Where We Will Never Grow Old."
Pallbearers were Howard Pitt, Ray
mond Stanton, Clyde Layden, Tom
White, David Trueblood and D. L.
Burial was made in Cedar Grove
DINING ROOM RE-OPENS
The dining room at the Hotel
Hertford, which has been closed for
the past Ave years, will reopen for
business bunday, it was announced
ioaay oy rar. ana Mrs. K n. Bagiey, . .t ,
managers of 'the hotel. ; . J'A'
The building is undergoing no-'
iMA - r tilt
4ka MaaamaMi 4b LtT. '
v itvivn ax niq aiisaiMgx a mmmAj
renovated the lobby and dining rooms
nl will ha
lie beginning Sunday.
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