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, Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, December 15, 1944. ;
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.Jits Op Court
S:3bnWitli Victory
, pMeet Strong Central
I Team at Local Gym
J Friday Night
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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-
Coach Campbell switched the team
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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.
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.- '
IfSO Club Includes
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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;
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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