North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
t f s
-' ',;' :-'V.; i WA"
r-r - Y vt's1 m'VtbcI "aw- ''SW VS-
&mZZLt llEWgPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING, pF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY;
Volume XIII, Number 41.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 18, 1946.
$1.50 Per ear;
f( lf ,- v o "j . j
f7 W II I
r sr .. . , m J a sn
' 1 a U
r "Game This Week to Be
'i ' Played at Tarboro oh
, Friday Night
,tj! W'Aftet a lapse of four years Per
v. quknans High School and Williams
i - ton renewed football relations with
. the game being played on Memorial
Field last Friday night The Indians
i overpowered Williamston to win their
second, straight victory by a 14-6
, Williamaton won the toga and el
acted to receive the opening kickoff,
bufe after failing to gain against the
V. Indian defense, kicked to Perquimans'
- : 40 yard line. The Indians chalked up
four first downs and moved the ball
to Williamstoh'a 19 yard line where
-1 Williamaton took over the ball after
; -Perquimans failed to make first down.
-. From that point on throughout the
-first half both teams played about
ven, neither threatening to score.
The Indians opened the second half
v by receiving the kickoff and moved
' -down the field on a series of line
plunges and passes to score the first
; touchdown; Chester Winslow, on a
- reverse play- skirted around the, Wil
' iiamflton line 20 yards for the goal.
The try for extra point was good on
' t a'pass from Chester Winslow to Bob
I Williamston came back to score
I during this same period when the
Indians lost the ball to the visitors
x 'on the two yard line. On a previous
play the Indians attempted to kick
I ' on fourth down and a bad pass from
., ; center carried the' ball over the kick
er"s head. Williamston carried the
-, , ball over on two plays but failed to
convert -the try for extra . point and
, ,the score Btood Perquimans 7-6. Dur-
.i ang the fourth period the Indians..
v "-possession of the ball on William:
vry ton's 40 yard line; A eerie of runs
by Symons, Lane and Ward carried
i ,- the ball to the two yard strip, from
.where Symons smashed through for
the second touchdown. The extra
" , point was earned otva place kick by
, Cecil Winslow, Bobby Keaton and
: Evans played best on the defense lor
the Indians while Lane. Symons.
Chester, Winslow. Ward liliw
were outstanding on the offense.
The next game for the Indians will
be played in Tarboro Friday night
when Perijuimans meets the Tarboro
High School. The record of the Tar
, boro. team ie not too impressive but
the Tars will no doubt be out to
hvenge hcr loss suffered here last
Sidsy Af Icon
' Funeral- services for James vAlma
. White, son of Mrs. Mattie Elisabeth
" White r and the late Shelton White,
' who died in Dlike Hospital at 10:30
- .Friday night yere conducted Sunday
afternoon at i-Center Hill' Baptist
. m V ' Iftt. . n i.nr n n. '
- vuuico. . ine nev. r. v. rrancis, as
sisted by the Rev. B. C Reavis, pas?
. tor of the Hertford Methodist Church,
ofnciated.4-''V;,:ii;-W;iT :fi .
The ? church choir sang "In the
"weet By , Uhd J By" and "What a
nend ,we Have In Jesus." Mrs. H.
, Lynch and Mrs. R. H. Riddick
. "When" They Ring the Golden
VhsT:'cAetrU' '-cwtomtoO-.-of red
oseg and white gladioli. ; -
',: Pallbearers were? Vaatr arid Percy
wmte, J. w. Hampton, E. C. Wood
ard, F, TNJohnson and Elmer Tark-
Surviving besides hia mother, Mrs,
' 'tie Elisabeth White, is his "wife,
Mae White, two sons, L, T. and
t White'; and four daughters.
. Ebery Perry, Miss Annie Lee
i Anna Jeanette and Lois White
'wtford,'. three- brothers, Vasti,
'i ani Percy Ray, all of Hert
' i no 8isteV, MrsVPoo-ovelt
i I'-ysVle, Va., and Ls, Eva
: triiotA. .
v s. made in , the Uoyce
r it Center Kill under the
i ( 7 t:;e Lynch Funeral Home,
4' i As iic-a
!vln G. Ovns
to s;.rve as
x if 1 - a
, it a
FRENCH n Jl
m,AN Lt THAILAND yynM
ROUTE OF RESCUE PARTY SEEKDfQ AHSMCAN AIRM1N
IK CHINA Deep in the nigged mountalas si vesterm iMekwaa
provinoe In China, five Army Air Force B-M otwmea an TeporM
sheld captive by aboriginal Lolo tribesmea. Aa AAf C-4T tew fires
' Shanghai (A) to Chngtu (B is InvMtigate the nperts. AiOhsofta
' the crsirsMB ware met by a French prisst who reports that the
were being h14 by the natives and foroed te tend hards ef sheep and
goaU In as Isolated region nine days by foot from the village f
i Haichang (C). The priest, who maintains a tiny misaiM six days'
walk from Hsicaing, together with members ef a Graves Registra
tion detachment are attempting to locate the men. They taw from
: Chengtn to Hslehang to investigate the landing faculties than and
j to inspect the surrounding territory by air. The 0-4T returned to
Shanghai aver the week-end and arrangements were began to fan
an expedition to rescue the men. The ban ef otcntUaa to at
Hstshanf. It thought that the only raeeessfnl way to senre the
- ntoan ef Ibe men will hi through barter. The Loloe n considered
ftkeiy to pat the men to death if any attempt is mada to get nt them '
Art armed' fores. They an reported to ban taken fin prisoners and
' have kilkd two other crewmen when they resisted capture. The
airmen are thought to have been held for more than two years. The
v Lolo country, southwest of Hsichang, is marked on the map by aa
(I). The area is on a direct line from former bases to China to
The hangman kept a date in Nu-
ernberg Wednesday when 11 former
high Nazis paid with their lives for
L i - tr : L : . ...
"sw"UW " a rtTt.
newsmen, representing the Big Four
nations, . were included in the group
Which watched the Nazis pay the
penalty for their crimes. -The execu
tions were secret and no .announce
ment concerning the hangings was
made until the last man had been
executed. The eight defendants giv
en prison sentences will be transfer
red to a prison near Berlin to begin
their long terms. '
St. Louis, winners of the' National
League baseball pennant,, proved
themselves champions by winning the
World Series four games to three
against the favorite Boston Ameri
can League team. St Louis won the
seventh and final game Tuesday when
they turned back Boston 4-8. ' Prior
to the last game each team had.' won
three games and Boston appeared to
have the edtre for the final, fibut dar
ing play on the part of the St. Louis
nine held Boston in check and en
abled St Louis to win the series.
'Representatives of 21 nations
meeting, ss the Paris peace confer
ence completed their work of draft
ing treaties for the German satellite
nations this week with a note of dis
cord when Yugoslavia walked 1 from
the conference dissatisfied with a de
cision over territory. Meanwhile the
treaties will' be considered by foreign
ministers of the Big Four at a meet
ing to be staged in New York , some
time next month, then in turn will be
handed to each of the governments
for ratification. ' ' 4
;' Aluminum houses are on the way.
Reports this week state "V Federal
Housing Administrator Wilson ;-Wy-att
has conferred with five airplane
manufacturers regarding pre-f abrlca-
tkm of aluminum houses to speed tip
the. housing program, which is run
ning behind due to shortages of steel
and wood materials. '
' North Carolina's State - Fair, thefj
first held in five years, opened offici
ally" Tuesday to huge crowds and is
expected to draw' record gate, dur-,
ing" the remainder of the "weelti , The
opening day was marred, by a lire
on the midway which caused, accord
ing to reports, "120,000 In damages.
-- w;4 t-rn
no srnv i at koly 5 ?
t::imty. v... f.uxday . , -
Due to the illness of the rector, the
T v. H. T. .'."i in, there will be no
!) i r 11 t,' " k r rvices at Holy Trln
' . ' 5 C. -h on .Su2ay, Oc
r c' 'i school,
I ; t 10
At Veteran Hospital
Funeral services for Ernest Shelton
"White, 36, who died Sunday morning
i at 3 p'clock in the Veterans Hospital
at Fayetteville, from a disease con
tracted while a prisoner of war in
Germany during World War II, were
conducted Monday aftornoon at 3:30
o'clock' at the Lyr.-.-h Fum ral Home
by the Rev. B. C. K.avis, pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church.
The casket v.as draped with an
During the services a choir sanr
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus,"
"In the Sweet By and By" and "When
They Ring the Golden Bells."
Mr. White was a brother of James
Alma White, who died in Duke Hos
pital Friday and who was buried
Sunday. He is the son of Mary
biizabeth White and the late Shelton
White, and is survived by his mother,
two sisters, Mrs. Roosevelt East of
Keysville, Va., and Mrs. Eva White
of Hertford, three brothers, Vasti,
Joseph and Percy Ray White of
Hertford, and several nieces and
VI.W. Post To Hold
Meeting October 23
W.vF. Amsley acting adjutant of
the Perquimans Post of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, 'stated today that
every overseas veteran in the county
is urged to attend the organization
meeting of the VFW to be held next
Wednesday .night at 7:30 o'clock at
the Agriculture. Building.
..The local .post has been awarded
a (iharter by. the national VFW or
ganization And;.' the local, members
will elect' officers and set. up official
duties at the1 meeting next week.
Membership in the VFW la limited,
according to Mr, Ainsley, to veterans
who served overseas.
'''. .-;.;.i.a i. ,mi.,!
At Lodge Meeting .
-r. ' ..." .
" Perquimans Lodge No, 100 A; F.
&' A. M. set a record for attendance
at' local meetings last w'eekf when
the largest membership ever record
ed attended the meeting at the Court
house. ; -, '
r. The occasion was third degree "work
put on by the Ocean View, Va., lodge,
and in addition to 35 members from
the ". Virginia t lodge attending other
visitors included members from Eden
ton and Elizabeth City. , ;
SOCIETY TO MEET MONDAY '1
' The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Baptist Church will meet Mon
day n'ght, Octoherv21, at 7:80 at the
oV:rch. All members are urged to
r -1. '
Auditors Report On
Finances Show Town
In Good Condition
Town Acquires Title to
Barrow Property on
Despite a reduction in income due
to the lowering- of electric rates, the
financial condition of the Town of
Hertford was stated as-good by audi
tors who completed a check of the
Town's books last week. While the
lower electric rates did not become
effective until July 1, the income of
the town during the past three
months was included in the audit for
the fiscal year.
Slightly more than $2,000 was list
ed as surplus by the auditors, this
amount being in addition to the bonds
owned by the town. The audit was
checked at a meeting of the Town
Board last Friday and following
recommendations of the auditors the
budget for the current year was
adopted by the commissioners. This
year's budget is approximately the
same as last year.
The auditors commended the Town
Board on the condition of Hertford
and the town clerk, W. G. Newby, on
the efficient manner in which the
books are kept.
At a meeting of the Board Monday
night it was' announced that the
town had acquired title to the Bar
row property on Grubb Street, and
work will be started soon in clearing
the site. Plans for the site include
the construction of a Town Hall and
possibly a community hall, but for
the present it is indicated that the
property will be cleared and used as
a parking space.
The Board has made no definite
plans os the construction of an office
building; but it is understood this
project '3rill,' be held up pending a
The financial report for the. past
year is published elsewhere in this
issue of The Weeklv.
Draft Calls Halted
For Balance Of Year
Selective Service headquarters this
week notified all local boards to can
cel draft calls for the months of Oc
tober, November and December, after
revealing that volunteer enlistments
in the regular army numbered almost
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Perquimans board, stated Monday,
she had been notified that calls upon
the local board had been halted until
Whether or not draft calls will be
placed in effect again after the new
year, probably depends upon en
listments during the next three
months. The Selective Service Act
is due to expire on March .'il but
most Washington officials believe the
War Department may ask for an
other extension of the law, unless
enlistments in the regular army con
tinue at high rate.
Local veterans who have reported j
their separation from the armed for
ces during the past -two weeks in
clude Robert Lane; white, and Joseph
Harrell, Hollis Mitchell and Garland
Local PTA Members
At District Meeting
Six members . of the Hertford
Grammar School Parent-Teachers
Association attended the district
meeting of the PTA held at Columbia
last week. Those from the local as
sociation attending were Mrs. Alice
FutrelUJUrs, J. H. Towe, Miss Mary
Sumner, Mrs. Cecil Winslow, Mrs.
Carson Howell and Mrs. Noah Fel
ton, Sr.; . '..;'
John Hunter Injured
At Football Practice
John Hunter, a member of the Per
quimans High School football team,
suffered a "fractur of two vertebrae
while attending practice of the team
on Monday". -" : s. : '
The Injured player was removed to
the Albemarle Hospital for treatment
Rotary Hub To Meet
At Hotel Tuesday P. M.
""Hertford Rotary Club' will resume'
meeting at' the- Hotel Hertford for
regular meetings, starting next Tues
day .night, it was announced today
by Dr. A. B. Bonner, president of the
club." . ' v
Fire Prevention Week
Observed At School
Fire Prevention week was observed
last week at the Perquimans High
School, with numerous programs per
taining to fire prevention being pre
sented by different classes at the
In addition to the programs pre
sented by the students, members of
the Hertford Fire Department gave
demonstrations on two different oc
casions. Following the presentation
of the programs it was believed the
students gained considerable know
ledge on the best methods for fire
Has Varied Docket
At Session Tuesday
Traffic Violators In Ma
jority; Two Cases Are
A varied docket, composed mainly
of traffic cases, was disposed of in
Perquimans Recorder's Court at the
session Tuesday morning.
Dennis Welch, Negro, was found
guilty on a charge of disposing of
mortgaged property. He ws given
a 60-day road sentence, suspended
upon payment of a fine of $30 and
costs of court. An appeal Wind was
set at $101).
Nathaniel Jordan, Negro, charged
with larceny on two counts, was
found guilty. He was assessed the
cost&of court on the first count and
given (!() day road sentence on the
second. The road sentence wa(s sus
pended upon payment of court bosts
and the defendant placed on proba
tion for 12 months.,;
David Dempsey,; Negro, enterf&fs),
plea of guilty to driving witbniniiv
Kcr. yas mica ana costs.
Alphonso Giles, Jiegro, entered? &
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
drunk. He was ordered to pay a fine
of $75 and costs, and his driver's li
cense was revoked for one year.
Lee Cole was taxed with the court
costs after pleading guilty to a
charge of driving without a license.
Robert Umphlett, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of driving
drunk and reckless driving? He was
fined $75 and ordered to pay the court
costs. His license was revoked for
James Dance, Negro, was fined $5
and costs of court after Dleadinir
guilty to driving with insufficient
To Meet October 18
The Elizabeth City Division of the
North Carolina Baptist Woman's
Missionary Union will meet October
18, at 10:00 A. M. in the Gatesville
Baptist Church, the president, Mrs.
A. 1). Ward, Sr., presiding.
The morning devotional will be led
by Mrs. Sallie C. Parker of Jackson.
Mrs. Ward suggests that those who
attend go fifteen minutes early in
order to register and be comfortably
seated by ten o'clock. Among the
guest speakers will be Mrs. J. S.
Farmer, State W. M. U. president
and Mr. B. W. Jackson, State R. A.
Secretary of Raleigh, Rev. C. W.
Bazemore, Pastor Corinth Church,
Elizabeth City and Miss Kathleen
Mallory, Executive-Secretary South
ern W. M. U., Birmingham, Ala.
At District Meeting
R. R. White, V. Nv Darden, Tom
Willoughby, W. P. Ainsley, Wayland
Butler and B. ,C. Berry! represented
the Wm. Paul Stalling! Post of the
American Legion at a "district meet
ing held in Elizabeth City Tuesday.
Mrs. R. R. White, president of the
Legion Auxiliary, represented the
Auxiliary, ' . y'ftf.'.
The, Legionnaires heard State Com
mander York and Vice Commander
Yountz explain the Legion program
for the current year..' The program
will be based on extension- of mem
bership: and new posts to be estab
lished throughout the State
Mrs. Tom Bird, State Auxiliary
president, told the representatives of
the auxiliaries of similar pjans for
all local auxiliaries, , -
CENTRAL PTA MEETING
The Farent-Teacher A""ociation of
the Central Grammar School will hold
its regular October meeting on Mon
day night, October 21, at 7i30 o'clock
members and the public 1 urged to
Control Lifted From
Meat Tuesday; Price
And Supply Increase
Local Dealers Expect
Slight Increase In
Controls on meats and livestock
were lifted Tuesday morning on or
ders of President Truman, and im
mediately reports from packers in
dicated meat supplies throughout the
nation would be reaching the public
within ten days.
In announcing the end of controls
the President declared a few Con
gressional members were responsible
for the act failing of its purpose. He
stated the Government had consid
ered a number of secondary measures
as a method to obtain meat for public
use but finally decided to scrap the
Following the President's state
ment on Monday night, OPA and
other government agencies, Tuesday
issued orders bringing an end to meat
control. Local meat dealers reported
Tuesday they expected to have some
meats on hand before the end at this
week and a fairly good supply tould
be expected within two to three
weeks. One store, which has been
without meat for a couple of weeks,
except for small shipments, had
meats displayed Wednesday, but
stated all prices were subject to
change without notice.
Prices on livestock soared upward
on open market during Tuesday and
most buyers believe this price trend
will continue at' least until supply
catches up with demand.
The news regarding the lifting of
controls on meats also affected prices
of other items including stocks.'
Some officials voiced opinjjidm tfiatj : t.;g '!
eontrolB over othlb: items 'excepting ".J
long, with higher prices aTPalontr the y,
line.- Union officials called for the j
end of control of wages in orri'T that
workers might get sufficient increase '
to pay to me, t the higher costs of
In addition to lifting the control on
prices for livestock the government
also announced the end of a ban on
importation of Mexican cattle. This ",
movement is expected to add to the
number of cattle available on the
Democratic Rally At
Democrats of the First Congres
sional District will gather at Wil
liamston next Monday afternoon for
a big Democratic rally, planned to
begin at .i:.'i0 o'clock, it was announc
ed here this week by Congressman
Herbert C. Bonner.
The rally at Williamston is one of
several scheduled for the Eastern
part of the State during next week,
and large attendance is expected at
each. High State officials will take
part on the program, and those ex
pected to speak are Governor Cherry,
Senator Hoy and State Chairman
Congressman Bonner will be the
principal speaker at the rally on
All Democrats are invited to at
tend the meeting, and a large dele
gation of Perquimans County party
members is expected to attend this
Held Thursday P. M.
Caleb R. Copeland, 84, died Wed
nesday morning at 12:46 o'clock af
ter a long illness. He was the son
of the late Themis Copeland and Jane
He is survived by his wife, Hester
Copeland, three sons, Tom and Wat
son of Perquimans County, and Joe
Copeland, U. S. Army, who is station
ed at Fort Storey, Va.; three daugh
ters, Mrs. L. P. Shith, Mrs. Charles
Elliott and Mrs. Lorenzo Chappell;
one brother, Ed Copeland; one sister,
Mrs. Lottie Hathaway of Norfolk;
four grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. - . ' , :
Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Lynch Funeral Home by the Rev.
; The Baptist Church choir sang
"Sometime We Will: Understand,"
"Beautiful . Isle of Somewhere" and
'.' Pallbearers' were Joslah, Norman
and Robert Elliott - Zack Phillips,
i John and Harwood Smith.
' Burial was "in Cedarwood Ceme
iiery,y - . ., '