Volume XI Iwumber49
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, December 8, 1944.
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County Accountant Re
. pots Finances In
Perquimans County's official fam
ily-changed op Monday, when offi
cers elected at the general 1 election
last-November were sworn into of
- floe and began their duties this week.
The only change from the previous
, administration was George W. Jack
son succeeding E. U. Morgan as a
, member of the board of commis
sioners. f The officials sworn in Monday
were: Register of Deeds, J. W.
Ward; Recorder's Court Judge
E. Johnson; treasurer, Jacob L.
White, and . Commissioners E. M,
Perry, L. L. Winslow, R. T. Brinn,
Charles White and George W.
The board of commissioners or-
ganiied at a meeting Monday after-
noon and cbose M. ferry as
chairman of the. board. Mr. Perry
has served in this capacity for the
: past several years.
. Charles Whedbee was named by
the board te serve as county attor
ney, and the following- were appoint
ed as list tjakerf for their respective
townsnips: Joan w. wnue, Hertford;
Roy S. Chappell,' Bethel; Carroll V.
Ward, Beltidexe; Ray Elliott, Park
ville, and Seth Long, New Hope.
The position of solicitor of the
Recorder's Court was not filled at
the meeting of the board Monday,
bnt it was announced that C. R.
Holmes, who has served as solicitor
during the past year, was not"seek
ing th office due to his position
with the OPA Rent Control office.
County Accountant W. P. C. Ed
wards reported to the new board
that the finances of the county are
in good condition, better than at any
time-in the past several years. A
large surplus was reported in the
general fond and also in the debt
service fond, and outstanding in
debtedness on county school property
is 't low figure.
). W Ward announced today that
the tax listers will begin their task
of lilting property the firs day of
January, as in past years, and urged
the puhlie tcr' Jist propertyAearly and
avoid the. law rniute pimp
The Young -Men's Bible Class of
the Hertford Methodist Church en
joyed an outing m the form of a
fish fry at the city plant last Thurs
day evening. This class is very ac
tive in the interests of the church
.in general and aids much in the
movements for good in the town and
community. A marked increase in
interest and attendance is being
shown. In addition to the regular
members of the class, several other
men who are interested in the class
and its work were present for the
L. C. Winslow is president of the
class and C. T. Skinner is secretary.
V. N. Darden and J. R. Jarvis con
stituted the committee that arranged
for the outing. The Rev. B. C.
Reavis, pastor of the church, is the
teacher of the class and all service
men and others who are not in
church school elsewhere are invited
to" attend the class, which meets
each Sunday at 10 a. m.
As the pastor, the Rev. B. C.
Reavis, has announced, next Sunday
being Uniersal Bible Sunday, he
will , use "Ten Reasons Why I Be
lieve the Bible to be the Word of
God" as the subject of the sermon
at' 11 a. m. "Our Allies of Faith"
will be the subject of the sermon at
.7:80 p. m. ' ,;
High School Honor
' Roll Announced
The first quarter of . the school
year at the Perquimans County High
, School ended Friday, November 24.
and during the past week-, the stu
- dents received their reports. ' .,;' I
f - To get his name, npon the Honor
r Roll a- student4aust average B plus,
or 'more upmueach subject .At the
i end of the , fw quarter, these' stu.
dents ar npon the Honor-Roll:
. Post-graduate: Eula Ma Morgan.
U-A: Bill Hurray. Lillian 'Good-
Enjoys Rsh Fry
win, Myrtle, Whedbee, Marjorie .Re
becca a White, Esther Winslow and
, 1 Joann 'yilnaUflKVk'r'M
10-A: i Molly ; Oakey and Kadar
-A: ; Reggie Tucker,; Laurastipe
Rritton, Doris Butt, peggy , Coovi-y-'
9-B: Mtfdelyn riillipa, .. Eugene
flu - Jle. '''vK ;M 'k,iv ? f.-fix
fl-S: - Llndsey Reed,- Mary, Lou
v:'.t, Betty'; Ru; ChappeTl nd Pat
ms. i i -. - t,v vrca, secretary, y ) v .- . ana oaoy ar geiung murag iuaujv, j vongress oi
1921 Library Books
Circulated In October
Mrs. Addie i Jones, librarian, re
ported at a regular meeting of the
County Library Board, held Novem
ber 28, that l;921 books were circu
lated during the month of October.
Forty-two netf borrowers signed up
at the library and that 120 new
books were purchased; 88 for adults
and 32 for juveniles.
The Library Board named a repre
sentative to appear before the Board
of County Commissioners to appeal
for larger quarters . to house the
County Library, and to request that
the appeal be considered as an item
in post-war planning.
MisB Helen Gaither was appointed
by the Commissioners to fill the un
expired term of Mrs. Josiah Elliott
as a member of the Library Board.
Notice was issued that the library
will be closed from December 22 to
December 27, for the Christmas
Despite heavy resistance from
strong German forces, American
troops under General Patton this
week have forged ahead in the con
quest of Germany. The American
Third Army advanced steadily in
the Saar area and threatens to cap
ture the 'important city of Saar
brucken. The First and Ninth Arm
ies, while fighting steadily, have not
been as active 'this week as the
Third Army. The British and Cana
dian forces on the far north end of
the Western front likewise have
not been attacking in force as has
the Third Army this week.
A report from sources in Berlin
says that Hlmmler has made an
agMeetwith the German generals
to keep Hitler in the background and
to permit the. generals to run the
war. Nn thin has been heard from
Ttoe Wi3&?'n& "reports y he
is holed up in one of his retreats,
possibly fearing further attempts
on hfs life. From reports on' the
fighting fronts, it is indicated that
Hitler no longer controls the German
armies, but that the generals are
now running the defense of Ger
many and possibly this has resulted
in the renewed German vigor shown
during the past few weeks fighting.
Heavy fighting continues all over
the Pacific area, the Japs are fight
ing fiercely to hold the Philippines,
but U. S. forces are slowly knocking
out the enemy. U. S. B-29s have
bombed Japan proper several times
during the past week, and heavy
damage has been reported to Jap
war plants. The bombers, stationed
on Saipan, one of the recently cap
tured islands, are within bombing
range of most of Japan. U. S. Nav
al forces have taken a terrific toll
of Jap shipping during the past
week, but the Nippons still attempt
to re-inforce their garrison on
A shake-up in the U. S. State De
partment was made this week, fol
lowing the appointment of Edward
Stettinius as I Secretary. Most of
the men who served under Mr. Hull
tendered their resignations and
Joseph Grewmformer, ambassador
to Japan was named, as Under-Secretary.
Mr. Stettinius, this week, is
sued a statement that Twer politics,
as played in Europerttaring the; past
20 years, wiirbe frowned upon by
the United States. , He said that the
peoples of Italy and other countries
In Europe should be permitted to
choose their own" governments with
out, outside interference.
.-. , ' .
The Treasury Department announ
ced this week that corporations are
purchasing their full share of bonds
during the Sixth War Loan, but that
the drive "for ' individuals is sloww
The Department urged every person
to buy an extra $100 war bond this
week. "....?,. '
Masons Choose New
- Perquimans Lodge, No, 106, 'A. F.
A M., V elected . officers to serve
during the eomtng year at a meeting
held lot the ( lodge v rooms Tuesday
night. . x. . '
lArehie T. - Line S;waa elected as
Master for the new rear. C. C.
i Winslow was chosen as Senior War
den, H. H. Umphlett as Junior War-
con, i u. oitwirson ft ireaurej , na
Two Negro Fugitives
In Police Custody;
Returned For Trial
Recorder's Court In
Short Session Tues
day Percy Winslow and Wilson
(Snookybox) Ferebee, Negro . fugi
tives, are in the hands of local police
authorities, after being captured this
week. They will be given hearings
in Recorder's Court next week on
charges of assaulting police officers,
and Ferebee will also be tried for
breaking and entering.
Winslow, sought by the pojice
since last March, was captured by
officials at Mineola, New York, and
was returned here Monday by Sgt.
George Dail and Charles Payne,
State Highway Patrolmen.
Ferebee, sought in connection with
the robbery of Darden. Brothers
Store, Reed Oil Co. and E. L. Reed
Store, and assaulting Mr. Payne and
Police Officer Tommy Miller, walk
ed into the Courthouse shortly after
adjournment of .Recorder's Court on
Tuesday morning and gave himself
over to Sneriff J. Emmett Winslow.
He was carrying the revolver
snatched from the hands of Officer
Miller in the fight in the Ferebee
house two weeks ago, but stated that
the gun owned by Mayor Darden had
been stolen from him.
' Ferebee and other defendants, out
on bond, faces charges growing out
of the disturbance in Goose Hollow
two weeks ago and will face trial
at the next ueston of Recorder's
Court. It 'was stated here Tuesday
that Ferebee admitted breaking into
the three stores and also implicated
Dennison Revel Is, Negro youth, in
the robberies. Revells has denied
that he participated in the breaking.
Perquimans Recorder's Court dis
posed of four cases here' on Tuesday
morning in what turned out to be a
short session for the court.
E. S. Davenport entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of speeding and
paid the costs of court.
Len Rountree, Negro, was found
guilty of possession of non-tax-paid
liquor and was fined $100 and or
dered to pay court costs.
Lillie Mae Thach, Negro, was
found guilty of assault with a dead-
ry weao,- am Judge Charles E.'
T 1 t 1J 1 1 t
jonnson suspenaea juagmeni. un
condition of good behavior.
Eugene Woodley, Negro, was
found guilty of driving with im
proper brakes and ordered to pay
Little Relief From
Tire Shortage Seen
During This Month
December tire quotas, announced
this week by the local OPA office,
are expected to give little relief
from present shortages, particularly
of commercial tires. A small in
crease is noted in passenger-type
tires, but this -is expected to be off
set by the back-log of applications
and new ones being made.
Certificates issued during the past
week by the local board were given
Passenger-: Pate Lilly, 2; Walter
Nowell, 2; Joe White, 2; Joheph
Ballance, 2; Clinton Eley, 2; Alton
Stallings, 2; J. H. Stallings, 1; C.
M. Bembry, 2; E. L. Goodwin, 2;
Andrew Bonner, 2; Ellis Winslow, 2;
D. L. Reed, 1; Wm. H. Hausdoerffer,
1; Joe,Moreschi, 2; G. A. Weil, 1;
Stanley Jackonobel, 1; Mrs. Alice
Truck: Nathan Riddick, 1; Noah
Felton, Jr., 3; W. L. Jessup, 2, and
L. L. Winslow, 1.
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, chairman of
the Perquimans County Christmas
Seals campaign, stated today that
the sale of the Seals is progressing
nicely, bnt that a large number of.
persons have been inquiring where
Seals may be purchased.
Anyon desiring to purchase Seals
may call Mrs. Davenport , at 8261,
and the Seals will be delivered.' She
also announced that a booth will be
set up in Roberson's this week" "and
that Christmas Seals will Be sold at
tThe; publie is urged to continue
buying Christmas Seals to aid the
Tuberculosis Association to raise the
money to fight this disease. ;
: BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and MrsT William Tarkenton,
Hertford, Route 1,' announce the birth
of a son on, December 2nd. Mother
High School Opens
Here Friday Night
Weeksville to Furnish
Competition In First
Perquimans High School will open
its 1944 basketball season Friday
night, when the Weeksville High
School comes here for the first
game in the Rural Conference series.
The Indians, champions of the Al
bemarle last year, will be out to re
tain their title this year, according
to Coach Max Campbell, who stated
that although his squad of veterans
have had little court practice since
the close of the football season, he
expects a victory over Weeksville.
The court game will get under
way with the Perquimans girls
meeting the Weeksville girls at 7:30
o'clock at the high school auditorium,
and this game is also expected to be
won by the local sextet, who have
been practicing for three weeks un
der the direction of Miss Janice Lis
, Coach Campbell announced the
schedule for the local high school
now consists of 12 conference games
with teams of the Albemarle, and
that he hopes to schedule additional
games with Edenton, Elizabeth City,
Chowan and possibly one or two
The Indians have been practicing
the court game only one week, but
with veterans of last year's squad,
Dan Berry, George Wood, Cecil
Winslow, Edward Mayes and Thur
man White, all back in uniform, and
these backed by Joe Nowell, Buck
Wilson and Robert Holmes, the In
dians' opponents should face tough
competition throughout the year.
The schedule of conference games
for the year was announced this
week as follows:
Dec. 8 Weeksville here.
Dec. 13 Shiloh away.
Dec. 15 Central here.
Jan. 5 Moyock away.
Jan. 10 South Mills here.
Tan. 12 Poplar Branch here.
Jan. 19 Weeksville away.
Jan. 26 Central away.
Feb. 2 Moyock here.
Feb. 7 Shiloh away.
Feb. 9 South Mills away.
Feb. 16 Poplar Branch her.
Chappell Resigns As
Draft Board Member
December Call Off
Thad C. Chappell, member of the
Perquimans Draft Board for the
past two years, tendered his resig
nation from that Board this week,
and the local Board now has but one
member, J. R. Futrell.
Due to the lack of members, the
call for four white men to report for
induction on December 14, has been
cancelled, according to Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the Board.
It was announced that the local
Board will not meet again until the
two vacancies which now exist are
It was reported in this paper last
week that Perquimans County is the
only county in the State behind in
filling its draft quotas. This an
nouncement is an error. Perquimans
is not he only county behind in
filling quotas, but it is far down the
list of those counties who have failed
to fill quotas.
Central PTA Reports
539 Members Signed
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Central High School met last
Monday night. Mrs. Dempsey Wins
low conducted the devotional.
The chairman of the membership
committee, Miss Alma Leggett, re
ported 589 members. Five rooms re
ported 100 per cent memberships of
families represented. Prizes were
given to these rooms. First prize
for members was given to the Fifth
Grade. Prizes were given to Joseph
Barber, Bobbie Smith and Evelyn
Ann lStanton for soliciting the
greatest number of members.
The lunch room committee report
ed that the lunch room had opened.
More than 400 cans of fruits and
vegetables have been donated ty the
Mrs. J. E. Winslow, District di
rector, (rave a report of the District
meeting' at South Mills.
Mrs. Blair, State Field Worker
for P. T. A gave an Interesting talk
on he Program of Schools at War.
She also gave a brief history of the
Parents and Teachers. :
SALE OF E BONDS DURING SIXTH WAR
LOAN STILL SHORT OF COUNTY QUOTA
USO Cantata To Be
Presented Dec. 24th
Hertford's USO Club will present
its Christmas Cantata, "The Shep
herd's Christmas," on Sunday after
noon, December 24, at 4:30 o'clock,
at a location to be named later, Ed
gar J. Hill, Club director, announced
Mr. Hill and Miss Margaret l'ear
son are directing the efforts of the
choir, composed of members of the
Baptist, Methodist and Holy Trinity
churches of this city, and from all
reports, the cantata will be one of
the best ever presented here. Miss
Kate Hlanchard will be at the or
gan and soloists for certain of the
cantata numbers will be Mrs. C. E.
Johnson, Sgt. Esther Hnlcnmb, t'. S.
M. C. W. R., and Miss Pearson.
A silver offering will be taken at
the service to help defray minor ex
penses connected with the cantata,
after which the balance of the offer
ing will be turned over to some
worthwhile project in Hertford, pos
sibly for the furnishing of Christ
mas baskets for the needy.
Guest Speaker At
High School Chapel
Before a most appreciative au
dience, Chaplain R. L. Alexander,
U. S. N. R., of Harvey Point Air
Station, was the guest speaker at
chapel services on November 30, at
the Perquimans High School.
From March, 194."., until Septem
ber, 1944, the Chaplain said, he was
aboard an aircraft carrier, the name
of which he did not disclose, but
which, he stated, is of the Essex,
class and has been making history
in attacks upon the Gilbert Islands, 1
Marshall Islands, New Guinea, and
iuit-i jiuim in wit- i.uuir war,
Throughout his talk, Chaplain
Alexander stressed two things: the I
spirit of quiet heroism prevalent j
among the American fighting men
and their deep faith tn prayer. My
way. of illustration, he spoke of two (
of his outstanding experiences while
The firt of these was one which I
took place during the last week, of
November, 1943, during a heavy
bombing attack by the Japanese. It
was a burial at sea service for five
men who had given their lives,
quietly, heroically, to save the fives
of their shipmates. Throughout the
entire service the carrier was sub
ject to air attack.
Two other days u wnicli the
speaker referred were June 20-21,
1944. On the 19th, the Japanese
came out of cover to launch an un
successful attack upon Task Force
58. On June 20, the Task Force
snot down 40 Jap planes, more
planes than had ever been shot down
in any day, in any war. The next
day the American planes launched being served at the school this year,
an attack; by dark many of them j as compared with only 70 last year,
had failed to return. The following and it was announced due to this
morning fear for the safety of the a,Kl. i,rease the PTA is handi
men had reached its height when capped in serving the children due to
there came the message that many a,.k 0f proper 'equipment such as
of the planes had run out of gas and i Jis,es, bowls, spoons, forks and
mat me men were an oat upon ratts.
Immediately smaller ships and float
planes were dispatched to their
rescue. Practically all were brought
back. Upon their return, a special
church service was held. He has
never, the Chaplain declared, heard
the Doxology sung as the men sang
it that day. Prayer, he added, is all
important on rafts in the Pacific.
Prior to entering the Navy in
July, 1942, Chaplain Alexander was
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Lumberton, N. C. He is now
on leave of absence from his church.
Jurors Drawn For
January Term Court
The out-gqjng board of county'
commissioners drew the names of
24 men to serve as jurors at the
January Term of Superior Court, be
fore adjourning their meeting on
The jurors drawn were: L. J.
Winslow, Ben E. Smith, Wilson
Reed, W. L. Sawyer, Albert White,
John Elliott, W. D. Perry, T. J.
Stallings, J. R. Jarvis, Walter Dail,
D. E. Winslow, O. J. Lane, D. C.
Umphlett, J. 8. Stallings, A. D.
Weston, S. D. Banks, Henry Belch,
Will R. Chappell, Dan Williams, W.
O. Lamb, Asa Stallings, J. L. Cart
wright, C. P. Morris ahd C. T.
MASONS WILL MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
A A. M., will meet Tuesday night.
Sales Total 40 Thousand
Dollars Up to Tues
This week has been designated as
Pearl Harbor Week, by officials of
the Treasury Department, who urge
the public t i leniein ei the men in
our armed y purchasing
Series E bonds this week in recog
nition of the victorious battles our
army and navy have made since
December 7, 19-J1.
K. Ai. Kiddlck, chairman of the
loctl War l malice Committee, re
ported on '1 ued:iy that l'erquinians
County lcsiUunls have purchased
$40,000 worth of Series E bonds
since the opening of the Sixth War
Loan, but that we are still short of
our Series E bond goal by seme
$20,01.0. Mr. Riddick and other
members of the War Finance Com
mittee attended chapel exercises al
the two grammar schools and at
l'erquinians High School on Tuesday
and urged the students of the
schools to take an active part in so
liciting sales of Series E bonds dur
ing the rest of the Sixth War loan
The Colored division of the War
Finance Committee has also been
working diligently during the past
two weeks to sell Series E bonds to
the Colored residents of Perquimans.
Sale of bonds other than the Se
ries E type have been fairly good,
Mr. Riddick reported, but in order
for the County to meet its overall
Sixth War Loan goal we must "pur
chase the Series E bond amount set
at $65,000. The chairman stated
that he has hopes that the public
will join wholeheartedly in the
nation-wide Pearl Harbor Week drive
and that sales of Series E bonds this
week will swell the local total past
I'p to Tuesday noon of this week
the chairman had had no reports
from various township solicitors, who
are expected to sell the bulk of the
Series E bonds during the present
drive, and Mr. Riddick requests all
soiiciu rs in report to mm as soon as
possible, in order that the totals
may be checked.
According to reports, the prizes
being offeied by local merchants and
the War Finance Committee are
stimulating the sutijiam BtriWng to
win one of the prize's, but as yet all
solicitors have a fine chance to win
one of these awards, and they are
ul''c'(i to keeP UP the Kood work.
Hertford PTA Meet
Held Thursday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association
of the (Hertford Grammar School
met Thursday night at X o'clock at
the school auditorium and had as
their guest speaker Chaplain K. L.
Alexander, I'SNK, Harvey Point.
A report was made by the Lunch
Room Committee showing conditions
relative to that project at the local
school. More than 175 children are
The children are being served a
splendid luncheon each day. The hot
balanced meal consists of meat,
vegetables and fruit and one-half
pint of milk. The lunch room has
two paid helpers and these are as
sisted by volunteers, mothers of chil
dren enrolled at the school, who give
an hour a day once a week.
Chaplain To Speak
At Baptist Church
U. L. Alexander, U. S. N., chap
lain at the Harvey Point Air Sta
tion, will speak at the regular morn
ing worship hour at the Hertford
Baptist Church on Sunday, December
10. Chaplain Alexander will speak
cii the duties of a chaplain aboard a
U. S. Aircraft Carrier.
A native of North Carolina, Mr.
Alexander is a former pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Lumberton.
He is now on leave for the duration.
The public is cordially invited to
the service Sunday morning.
Register Of Deeds
Issues 82 Marriage
3. W. Ward, register of deeds, re- t. n,
ported Monday to the county com- .
mi8sioners that he had sold a total . . '
of 82 marriage licenses since Janu-t,- .",
ary 1, the number being slightly j.., i
larger than in past years, bnt Still '
far under the total of some nearbyi'li,