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Volume 3?, No. 7 USPS 428-010 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, February 17, 1983
World War II German volumes 'discovered'
By VAL SHORT
The Perquimans County Library
has recently discovered a set of three
German volumes that have been on
their shelves for nearly 10 years.
The three books entitled,
4 ' G r o s s d e t s c h 1 a n d im
Weltgeschehen," which translated
means "Greater Germany in World
Events," were given as memorial
books by the Clement Jordan family
in memory of his son Joseph Calvin
The books came into the United
States and to the Jordan family
among the belongings of the young
Jordan, who had been killed in an
automobile accident in 1948 in
Virginia, while enroute to Fort Lee.
Jordan, serving in the Army Signal
Corps, and stationed in Germany,
was on leave recovering from an
operation, according to his sister,
Mrs. Louise Woolard of Washington,
N.C. Jordan's possessions were sent
back to Hertford where his family
then lived, and the German books
were among them.
How Jordan acquired the books
remains a mystery to the Jordan
family and according to Mrs.
Woolard, he had never mentioned
them to his father or other members
of the family.
The books were prepared by
Heinrich Hoffmann, official
photogiapher for Adolph Hitler and
the Nazi party, and contain pages of
actual World War II photographs.
According to Beth Deisher, news
editor for Coin World magazine, the
volumes represent "the first instance
of positive propaganda in history.
Before in history, this had not been
done," she said, which contributes to
Deisher and the Coin World staff
have been researching the books for
the current Issue of the collectors
Deisher, a native of Perquimans
County, remembered seeing the
books while in high school. She
contacted the Perquimans County
Library to find out if the books still
existed and made arrangements to
use the volumes in her research.
According to Deisher, the set
belonging to Perquimans Library,
now in a vault at Peoples Bank, is not
the only set in existence. Another set,
which includes a fourth 1942 volume
is on record with the Library of
Two other similar books are known
to exist in the United States, ac
cording to Deisher ? on^ at the
University of Minnisota Library and
one at the Cleveland Public Library.
Although Deisher could not place a
dollar value on the books, she said
they were rare because of the
production costs at that time. She
Said they cost approximately 125 in
"We didn't even know the books
were there," said Mrs. (Catherine
Biggers, chairman of the
Perquimans Library Board. The
books have apparently been on the
shelves of the library since their
donation back in the 70's, until they
were recently "discovered" by
Perquimans Librarian Terry /
The books will be kept in the bank
vault until other arrangements can
be made, said Bossley. She said the
board is currently searching for a
glass case to purchase for the
library, so the books can be on
display for the public.
"We will go and get the books from
the vault with a written request from
someone who wants to do research,"
Said Miss Bossley.
The library board has made no
plans to sell the volumes at this time,
said 1'ossley, but "the board may
think about selling them in the
future," she continued. ?
Bossley laid the library had
received no direct offers to purchase
the books, but she had heard through
Beth Deisher, that the Hoover In
stitution at Stanford University in
California was interested in the
The set of three large bound
photograph-type albums are dated
1939, 1940, and 1941. Mrs. Woolard says
she vaguely remembers a fourth
volume, but she has no idea what
might have happened to it, if it did
The books contain page after page
of well-preserved photographs of
Nazi leaders, including Hitler, war
scenes, and military troops and
equipment. Each photograph is
labeled with a caption, written in
German. Chapters in the books are
divided by month and have a written
page tor each month.
Hertford man is
arrestedfor assauhf T
A Hertford man was charged
with assault and resisting arrest
February 5 after he eluded
Hertford police and was later
found at a Hertford nightclub.
Willie Garcia Felton, 29. of 110
King St.. Hertford, was arrested
following two struggles with the
Hertford Police Department and
*an hour-long search.
According to police reports.
Officer Robert L. Harvey
responded to a call at 309 Stokes
Drive, in Hertford to investigate a
report that approximately $15 had
While investigating the larceny
report, Harvey reported that
Felton attempted to assault
Darnell Jones. Felton was
arrested and escaped following a
struggle* while being handcuffed.
According to Hertford Police
Chief Marshall Merritt, the
suspect was taken into custody at
Snook's Casino in Hertford,
following another struggle. Felton
was released from the Albemarle
District Jail under $700 bond. His
court appearance is scheduled
Joseph Edward Morris of 414
Colonial Ave., Elizabeth City, was
charged with speeding, 97 mph in
a 55 mph zone, reckless driving,
driving under the influence, and
driving without an operator's
license by Captain Robert Morris
of the Hertford Police Depart
According to Captain Merritt,
Morris had received the same
four charges earlier in Elizabeth
City. According to Merritt, Morris
said he was trying to get a lady
friend to the hospital.
A 64 year old Hertford woman
was arrested and charged with
shoplifting February 7. According
to Merritt, Mary Louise Perry, of
208 King Street, was arrested
after she apparently attempted to
take a jar of coffee from BeLo
Market in Hertford.
The three volumes of German
propaganda published during
World War II have been
discovered in the Perquimans
County Library. The books
were donated to the library
by the Clement Jordan family
about 10 years ago, in
memory of J.C. Jordan who
died in 1948.
Hertford Town Council makes
no-decision on annexation
By VAL SHORT
No decision on a public hearing on
annexation was made Monday night
at the Hertford Town Council
The Council tabled further
discussion of annexation until maps
of the property involved could be
Hertford Mayor and Town
manager Bill Cox told councilmen
that April 16 would be the last day a
local bill could be presented to the
Although a public hearing is not
required by law, the council is con
sidering annexing areas around the
Town of Hertford as well as whether
to hold a hearing on the annexation
and whether to survey the land in
Local ABC Board chairman Cecil
Winslow presented a report on the
recent meeting of the state
Association of ABC Boards. Winslow
expressed the concern of the
association of the affect new alcohol
legislation may have on the ABC
The Councilmen approved the
transfer of $50,000 into the General
Fund. The transfer was recom
mended by the Local Government
Commission upon its examination of
the 1981-82 audit report, Cox told the
Also approved was a budget
amendment to place $9,300 into the
police department expenditures. The
funds were received from the ABC
Board to be used for education and
training in the local police depart
Cox announced plans for the State
Board of Transportation meeting in
Elizabeth City September 14 through
16. He said the meeting will be hosted
jointly by Perquimans, Chowan and
Cox reported that a joint meeting
with the Virginia and North Carolina
boards, along with governors from
both states, will be held during the
three day session.
He said the counties hope to get
commitments from both states on
four laning Highway 17.
In other business, the Town
? accepted a police report
presented by Hertford Police Chief
Marshall Merritt. For the month of
January, seven arrests were
reported with 15 violations and in
?awarded the town audit contract
to Hurd and Lang Certified Public
Accountants from Wanchese, with
the agreement that the contract not
exceed $3,700. According to Cox, the
firm has had the contract for the past
?heard Mayor Cox report that John
Fields had been hired to as a relief
worker at the water plant.
?discussed with council attorney
William Bentley the condemnation of
the W.J. Felton property at 315 W.
Market Street in Hertford. A con
demnation hearing will be set by
Bike used in robbery getaway
Bond has been set at $100,000 for
the Winfall man who has been
arrested and charged in the
Dwayne Park* of BelvMere
Chappell Hfll (Ire station to
celebrate DwajfM'i final
19 months of treated
rind oat more about
Dwayne's celebration on
February 4 bank robbery in Gold
sboro, in which a bicycle was used as
the getaway vehicle.
William Byrum Cayton III, 42,
turned himself in to the Edenton
Police Department last Wednesday
night reporting that he had stolen
$150 from a Goldsboro bank, ac
cording to Edenton Chief of Police
Cayton told police he rode his
bicycle from Winfall to Goldsboro,
went into a bank and gave a teller, a
note which said, "This is a holdup.
Give me the money," reported Major
K.K. Whaley of the Goldsboro Police
Whaley said Cayton was not armed
when he presented a paper bag for
the money at Southern National Bank
The money has not been recovered,
according to Whaley.
Cayton was arrested and charged
by Goldsboro Police after his return
by bicycle to Edenton. Cayton is now
in custody at the Wayne County Jail
Town wide George Washington
Birthday Sale. See the area
merchants' ads inside for super
Look for temperatures in upper
30s with cloudy skys toward the
end of the week.
Eric Skinner named sports writer
Eric Skinner, a junior at
Perquimans County High School, has
been named sports writer for the
Skinner, a native of Perquimans
County, is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Skinner of Rt. 1, Hertford.
Skinner la currently the sports
editor for the high school yearbook
and la serving as student government
reporter and photographer.
"I'm looking forward to publicising
sports for Perquimans High ?
especially baseball," he said.
Skinner hopes to attend the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel HOI and plans to major in
either iournaUsm or law.
"I hope this position will help me in
Skinner is active in many school
and community activities. He is
junior drum major for the
Perquimans Band and is currently
the junior class president.
He is also serving as 4-H reporter
for the Northeastern District and is
president of the Harvey Point 4-H
A member of the First Baptist
Church in Hertford, Skinner serves
as the Sunday School Superintendent
for his church.
Perquimans Weekly editor said,
"We welcome Eric to our staff and
look forward to his contributions to
our sports page."
Skinner will be covering Junior
varsity, girls and varsity sports at