) "V '' 1 UN 2 . f;v :i' in TmSPm DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY i vc.-r) At JNwnbcr 50. , Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, December 15, 1944. ; S1.5U fer lea i yy S WEE.C..Y I mbmI m X .Jits Op Court S:3bnWitli Victory CcrUcsksvilleHi V , pMeet Strong Central I Team at Local Gym J Friday Night , v ' f ' Prospects for one of the best bas ketball teams in the Albemarle ap i peared bright for the Perquimans . High School, following the double .' needed victory over Weeksville High ' School last Friday night. - The Indians won their first game easily; by a 24 to 15 count, while -the girls' squad handed the Weeks " -ville girls their first defeat, 19 to 17. , 4 Coach Max Campbell's squad is , made Up of veterans from last year's conference champions and from all -faidiiSafioriS, they are out to repeat , again: this .year. In the curtain-raiser to the boys' , game, the Perquimans girls, coached 1 'by Miss Janice Lister, outpointed the ; Weeksville girls in all but the third quarter of the game. The score, at half time, stood 12 to 8 for Per quintans. The Weeksville girls came 1 back in the third quarter to close ' . the -gap to a one point margin, and it was a thrilling game to the fin ish. Mansfield tallied 13 points for Perquimans, and White hit for three goals to add six points. The Indians opened their season against the visitors by gaining a 7 , to 6 , advantage at the close of the ,first quarter. They added four more points during the second quarter , V- to run their score to 11, while hold t j ins; the visitors to one tally. In the third period Berry scored four points and Nowell three to add sev- en more points, while Weeksville i added two. The scoring was almost ven during the final period, but Woaksville was unable to overcome u ieaa gained by the local baske- teera. Coach Campbell switched the team I; i around somewhat to find his best combination, and stated that he has i. not picked his squad as jet s sev eral; new players are showing con siderable promise. , Scoring for the Indians in last . i Friday's game wa divided as fol- - lows: Berry 10" Lowell 6, Holmes 2, Wilaea tV andWinslow 1 ' Th Indian play the strong Cenr " tri JHigh School in anothet confer- : xuux. a v;w,vana we Doys' game.! at 80. ram And Party The Hertford USO Club's Christ mas program for entertainment of the public and service personnel in this -area includes a Cantata to be presented t the Hertford Methodist Church on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 4:30 o'clock, and an old fashioned Christmas party for ser vice personnel at the USO Club on Christmas night, at 8 o'clock. , " The Cantata is under the direction of J. Edgar Hill, Club director, and Mis -Margaret Pearson, staff assist ant. '.The choir is made up of mem bers of the Methodist, Baptist and Holy Trinity Churches. The Christmas party at the UISO Club' will include- everything even Santa Clsus, whe wiH have presents for all service men, and plenty of good eats, such as home-baked cakes, cookies,- nuts, fruits and candies. The senior hostesses ef the dub will provide the foods and the . junior hostesses will ast as hostesses at the party. ' All service personnel is invited te attend both the - Cantata and the Chrismas party. The public is also' invited to attend the Cantata. Hntion Board Issues J Tire Certificates . Twenty-six motorists were issued certificate to purchase tires by the lcK-al RationBoard at its last meet I...T, according to lira. Helen. Daveri port, clerk of the Board. J rassenger type certificates were f led to U E. Umphlett, 2; A.L .;.islow, 2; 'Maxey Stauings, 1; Dairy Perry, 1; Jones Pen7rS W. N. Lane, 2; C L. Godwin, 1; 7W. Goodwin, 1; J. C Baccus, 2; Edwin S. Vhite, 2: & a Colson, 2;v Em r .t Eiddlck, .2;, Mary Lane, 1; n Nixon, 1; E. L. Brooks, 1; IT. CartwrlgWj 1; LS. Nixon, 2; C Tt.Vhite, 2;' Jams Sawyer, 2, : .1 T. Layden, . x typui-Nathan Riddick, ri; i Lane, 1; ' Major-Loomls,' . Lane, ?,; F. & Winslow, 4, '-a and Mathews I.- ' Prog IfSO Club Includes . - i.' - .... Y' . Rclcuad to O. S War Depatfimnt, Bum, of Public Ite'i.tlom. REMAINS OF CHARLEMAGNE'S CAPITAL This is a view looking east on Fianz.-trusse in the Tlerman city of Aachen after its capture by U. S. troops. THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES Tightening the pressure on the German troops west of the Rhine River, American forces of the First, Third and Ninth Annies are waging an offensive which may be the de ciding battle for the territory, ac cording to dispatches from the front this week. Each of the American armies has advanced steadily all week and is forcing the Nazis to give ground. After weeks of heavy fighting in Hungary, it appears that the Red Army may capture Budapest any day now. The German position in this capital is now hopeless, and reports from neutral sources say that the Nasis are retreating and taking everything of value with them. The Russian troops have entered, the city and are staging a house-to-house right for the site. h American Se .-tMh uad 77th Divisions, which save been reveng ing Uncle Sam on the island of Leyte, captured the Jap-held town of Ormoc this week and thus weakened the Jap position on . that island. Thousands of Japs were annihilated in the heavy fighting which led to the capture of the garrison at Ormoc. American warplanes and light naval craft in the Philippine area knocked out another Jap convoy, sinking or damaging 10 Jap ships this week. The Americans have all but wrecked the Jap shipping in and around the Philippines,' and reports Btate that the Japanese are building a railroad all the way across phina in order to transport supplies and materials to get away from the heavy losses suffered from American forces. Conditions within. Greece continue had this week as civil war is being waged, following the liberation of the country from the Germans. The trouble seems to come from the question as to whether or not the former Greek king shall return to rule the nation, or whether a pliebe cite shall be conducted and the people decide what type of government they desire. American air groups are . causing the Japs in Tokyo to get the air-war jitters, according to reports from the Pacific. Heavy U. S. B-29a have been bombing the Jap capital regularly and causing great dam age. The planes are being sent over b) small waves, some bombing and some taking pictures. Reports from Berlin say the Japs are evacuating the dty.: ' A London report, this week, stated that American plans for " post-war Germany calls fer the abolition of Nasi war industries- and strict con trol of all German-conorayj Secre tary of State Stettinius, ik week, announcd that tt -would be ,is plan to follow a liberal program in ad ministering the affairs of State. ' ' 1 r "i u 11 Ginning Report Shows Increase First Time For the first time this yew cotton ginning in Perquimans pasffd last years mark, according to 14 report Issued by Willie M. Harrell. special agent The ,. report -showf t 4,119 bales of coton were , ginned t here, prior' to December las compared with, 8,791 bales from the 143 crop. Post Oflfice Urges Public To Observe Mail Suggestions In order that the mail service can function as efficiently as possible during the height of the Christmas rush, Postmaster Silas M. Whedbee is asking the public to observe the following suggestions which, if fol. lowed, will be of great aid to the ef ficient and prompt handling of the mails during this and next week: 1 Try not to make large mailings, or transact other postal business, such as buying money orders, regis tering letters or mail large parcels between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. Between these hours the local post office has to receive and dis patch the largest mail of the day, and mail received must be distri buted. 2 Please separate out-of-town mail and local mail and place it in the proper slot when mailing, or bet ter still, hand them to a postal em ployee," Town Board Studies Lease Df Property For Local Abattoir Members of Hertford's Town Board voted at a meeting Monday night to consider the leasing of a small piece of town property, near the municipal plant, to George Bar bee for the purpose of adding to Mr. Banbee's lot upon which he proposes to construct an abattoir, in order to continue Serving this community in the meat business. Mr. Barbee appeared before the board relative to obtaining a lease on the property and told the Board that his plans call for the construc tion of a brick building, which will provide this community with the most sanitary abattoir in the State. The board named Max R. Campbell on a committee to work with a group of colored citizens of Hert ford to bring about better under standing of problems confronting racial situations now or which might arise at some future date. The ac tion grew out of false reports is sued recently over a disturbance in the town, when this disturbance was reported as a race riot. W. G. Newby, town clerk, an nounced that he now has the 1944 tax books and urges all taxpayers to save penalties by paying, their taxes at this time. WINSLOW HARRELL VOWS SPOKEN AT PARSONAGE The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Winslow, daughter of Mr.' and Mrs. J. T. Winslow, of ' Belvidere, to Thomas E. Barrel, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Harrell, of Hertford, Route 1, was performed oU Wednes day evening, November 29, at 9:30 o'clock, by the Rev. Howard G. DawUns, at the Baptist parsonage in Hertford. The bride wore a dress of blue wool -with black accessories. Her only ; ornament was a necklace, the gift of the groom. Mis, Leroy Casey, ef McHenry, -Ky'.,' was matron of honor, and the best man was Leroy Casey, of Mo Henry, JCy now' stationed at the Harvey Point . Air Station. HERTFORD LION CLUB" MEETS FRIDAY NIGHT The Hertford Lion Club will meet Friday night at the Colonial Tourist Home at 7:16. G. C Buck, president, urges all members to be present v; 4 V H . i J i , 1 i , , ' ! Draft Boards Called Power Shortages The Perquimans Draft Board has received notice, according to Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the board, that Selective Service will back the di rector of war mobilization in his call for Draft Boards to reclassify reg istrants 26 to 37, who have left es sential industries for peace-time jobs, in an effort to relieve the manpower shortages in war industries. The Perquimans Board received the following telegram this week from State Director Van B. Metts relative to the new order: "The Director of the Office of War Mo bilization and Reconversion has re quested the director of Selective Service to take an affirmative ac tion with respect to the present ur gent manpower situation. There is continuing urgent need for combat replacements in the European and Pacific theatres of war and a most ustiyV. J!ci' W,,pf workers in war activities. " It is increa's'ingry t neces sary that all persons, and particular ly registrants 18 through 37, partici pate to the full extent of their abili ties, either in the armed forces or in the civilian war effort. Immediate action will be taken by the Selective Service System and this action will be carried out by local boards. "Selective Service Regulations and Memoranda are being amended to provide that when an occupationally deferred registrant leaves the em ployment for which he has been de ferred, he shall be reclassified into a class immediately available for service, unless before leaving such employment he requests a determi nation and a determination is made by tKe local Board that it is in the best interest of the war effort for him to leave such employment. To accomplish the purpose that regis trants 18 through 87 carry their full share of the' nation's war effort in order to remain occupationally de ferred, local boards will apply pres ent occupational deferment instruc tions in the light of immediate ur gencies for men in the armed forces and the civilian war effort." Hertford Stores To Remain Open Nights; Closed Two Days Xmas Hertford's stores will begin stay ing open nights next week for the convenience of Christmas shoppers, according to a check made of the stores this week. Christmas will be observed com pletely, however, as all stores, the County and State offices and the Post Office will be closed all day December 26, and all stores will re main closed on Tuesday, December 26, in order to give the employees an extra day holiday. Local Bank Deposits Show Big Increase Bank deposits at The Hertford Banking Company have increased almost five times in the past five years, according to an announce ment released ' this week 7 R. M. Riddick, executive vice president of the local institution, and he added that the deposits are now larger than at any time in the history of the bank. Figures for the past five years are shown in a report elsewhere in this issue. PERQUIMANS BELIEVED FIRST COUNTY IN STATE TO REACH SIXTH WAR LOAN QUOTA State Alumni Head Speaks At Meeting E. Y. Floyd, president of the Gen eral Alumni Association of State College, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Perquimans State College Club, held Thursday night, December 7, at the Agriculture Uuilding. Mr. Floyd outlined to the local State alumni the plans the College hopes to put in effect during the postwar period, and told of progress the college has made in recent years. Members of the local club attend ing the meeting were: K. Iigli Winslow, A. H. Edwards, J. II. Towe, R A. McCoognn, T. It. Sumner, A. R. Winslow, L. W. Anderson, and H. J. Hragg, of Windsor. Varied Docket In Recorder's Court Tuesday Morning Twelve Cases Heard By Judge Charles John son A varied docket consisting of 12 cases was disposed of in Perquimans Recorder's Court here on Tuesday morning by Judge Charles E. John son. THe majority of the cases were of minor nature and little time was consumed in clearing the docket. Ruth Sutton, Negro, was found guilty of assault with a deadly wea oon, and judgment was continued upon the condition the defendant be , of good behavior for one year. I Andrew Winslow was fined $10 j and ordered to pay court costs, af ter pleading guilty to speeding. Willie White, Negro, was taxed with costs of court on a speeding charge. 1 Leroy Byrd was ordered to pay court costs after pleading guilty to j driving without a license. Grover Lamb was taxed with the j costs of court on a charge of bring j drunk. j Donnie Mae Taylor, Negro, was . fined $5 and ordered to pay court coats on conviction of using profan ity on the public highway. James Ellison, Negro, was assess ed court costs for being drunk. Jessie Hunter, Negro, was taxed with court costs for driving with im proper lights. Dan Curry, Negro sailor, was giv en a 12 months road sentence upon conviction of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and destroying property. Lillie Forehand, Negro, was fined $10 and ordered to pay the costs of court, after she was found guilty of being drunk. James Cofield was assessed court j costs, after pleading guilty to a charge of speeding. Ed Roth, Negro, was ordered to pay $2 per week for support of his child, but judgment was continued, after a hearing charging Roth with non-support. Students Hear Two Speakers At Chapel The Rev. B. C. Reavls, pastor of the Hertford Methodist Church, and R. M. Riddick, chairman of the War Finance Committee, were the speak ers at the chapel service at Per quimans High School December 6. How, Mr. Reavis asked in his talk, would you measure a man or wo man? What is your idea of a great one? The truly great man, he stat ed, is not the one who is just a great fighter, a go-getter, or a great thinker. Each of these has his plac but is not fundamental. The really great person, the speaker continued, is the one who fills the definitions which Jesus gave, "Except ye become converted, and become as little chil dren," and "Ye must be the servant of all." He is a servant, not in the sense of being a slave, but in that 'of living a life of unselfishness, of giv ing out to others. In conclusion, Mr. Reavis suggested that each person take this as his creed: "I will be the servant in the name of my Christ, who showed me how to live." As al ways, Mr. Reavis' message was an inspiring one. Mr. Riddick's topic was that of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He remind ed his hearers that in War Bonds the United States is offering the safest, soundest securities in the world, and more important still, that the citi zens must lend the government money in order to hasten the war and to lessen the number of casual ties. Mrj Riddick also called atten tion to the prizes to be awarded to the Perquimans County students who prove to be the best bond salesmen. E Bond Goal Obtained Tuesday; Total Now Over Half Million It. M. Riddick, c I'erquimans Count.. Committee, annouiir day that 1'erquiman the sixth time, c lairman of tin War Finance at noon Tues- had, again for 'I'leted its war bond goal. Mr. Riddick stated that the public response to last week's appeal for the purchase of Series K ! nd wax s!.-..ti;l ami at noon on Tursdav the sale of Series K bonds stood at d.'i 5(1, t: the county had sneers - , all ui'ota In, Total sales types of horn (KiV.fiO, or in amount given ceii. I'leted its over Sixth War Loan, to TucMlay, for all up amounted to JoKi, than twice tue 1'eru.uimaiis for its Sixth War liond goal. Sale of bonds, other than Series K bonds, amount ed to $447,000, Mr. Riddick stated. In making public the figures for the Sixth War Loan, the local chair man stated, "We have had the fin est cooperation of the public, and a splendid job was done by the Town ship chairmen and the school chil dren of the county in soliciting sales. If we had not had this cooperation, we could not have achieved our goal in such a short time." The Township chairmen were: C. 1'. Morris, Hertford; Dr. E. S. White, Belvidere; W. E. Dail, New Hope: George Jackson, Parkville; and Charles E. White, Bethel. King A. Williams was chairman of the Colored division, which also did a fine job. In expressing his appreciation to the public and his assistants for helping Perquimans to become the first county in the State to reach its Sixtt War Loan quota, Mr. Riddick also expressed his thanks to the mer chants of Hertford and others who contributed prizes for use at the War Bond rally and for the prizes offered to solicitors in the drive. The record established by this county during the Sixth War Loan, which still has several days to run, is in line with the amount of bonds sold here during the previous five war loan drives, and continued the record of this county as one of the best in the entire State for the sale of war bonds. Although the Sixth War drive goal has been achieved, the local committee will continue to accept ap plications, for war bonds until the drive fficially closes at the end of this month, Mr. Riddick said today. Civic Clubs To Feed And Entertain High School Grid Squad The Perquimans High School's un defeated football team will be the honored guests of the Hertford Ro tary Club and the Lions Club at two banquets and other entertainment, according to plans announced here this week. The first banquet will be given on Tuesday night, December 19, by the Rotary Club, following which boUi the Rotarians and the Lions, to gether with the State College Alumni Club, will entertain the boys with a talk by Coach Wood of State Col lege. Mr. Wood will show the team pictures of the State College games made this fall. The Lions Club will feed the team at a banquet, the date of which is to be set. The Lions had planned to honor the team at their meeting Friday night, but due to the Indians' basketball game with Central, this event was postponed. Members of the grid squad who will be entertained at the banquets are Chester Winslow, Bill Murray, Jack Symons, Calvin Wilson, Wil liam Elliott, Cecil Winslow, Thur man White, Edward Mayes, Dan Berry, George Wood, Joe Nowell, Johnny Hunter, Bobby Holmes, Colin Jackson, Jimmy Sawyer, Bill Boyce, Sidney Layden, Howard Pitt, Howard Broughton, Reginald Tucker, and Tom Perry. Six members of this year's squad are seniors and have played their last game for Perquimans, but the record hung up by the 1944 grid team is one of the best in the entire State. The Indians won seven games, scoring 173 points to their opponents 13. Only one team, Ahos kie, crossed the Indians' goal line during the season. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT Vance Proctor, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Proctor of the Bethel Community, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, according to an announcement received here this week. Sgt Proctor is now stationed at Port Riley, Kansas. '.3 -if 1 1 ,i 1
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