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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, .Friday, December 22, 1944.
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Committee Sets Goal at
$3,000 For Projea U
Start January 9
A Committee composed of mem
lew of the Lions . end Rotary Clubs
, and other interested parties met on
.Wednesday morning and voted to
..sponsor a drive fqr funds to provide
floodlights' for the. High School ath
letic field for football, and baseball
games to. be Pl&ffd vhere.
t -V The-irojectaOfen under consid
i' eration for several weeks, following
the increased 'interest .shown in
,; high school athletics during the re
, - I- -cent -football season.
r,s At the7 meeting Wednesday morn
je tngithe. group 'set a goal, of $3,000
; h rto be raised by public contribution to
' provide floodlights, bleachers and
y shower house for the - field, and
voted to conduct a drive to raise the
' funds, beginning January 0 and run
v ning through January 19. , . In aaai
tlon to the committee soliciting
; funds, each school child of the coun
' ty will be asked to solicit funds and
, F. T. Johnson, county school super
"! intendent, announced that a half-day
holiday will be given the classroom
, raising the largest amount for the
( . - At the meeting .Wednesday the
committee set up n .organiation to
; '"carry out the plan and named Max
i - Campbell and Joe H. Towe as co
chairmen' of the committee; L. C
1 Winshwr and T. T. Johnson as co
treasurers, and A. W. Hefren as sec-
retarjr. A number of solicitors will
' U named vby the o-chelrmen to
, handle- the-canvass for ' funds, atad
. ihes fcertor will U asked to meet
with th ce- -..'Us on January I. ';.
; t . .N ont:.uct!n win he started on
the project t the- foal needed for
V 4 project raised, , and an rbaH
oboy the .amount
for JIng floodlights and
-chera ' ! be used 'to-., purchast
i ..:t;e ftju , nt for the flayers.
Auuiuonai t lormauon J jn '
The Hertford -churches, in coopera
' tlon with the Hertford USO, will
present "The Shepherds' Christmas,"
' a cantata, at the Methodist Church,
- Sunday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock, and
, again at the Harvey Point N. A. A.
' S., Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock,
Edgar J. Hill, UEQ director, stated
Musk lovers will be pleased with
the cantata to be presented, accord
ing to advance notices of the' musi
cal, and the public is cordially in-,
vited to attend the service.
' , The choir, composed of forty
voices from the choirs of the three
Hertford churches, has been practic
ing hard for several weeks to give
the best cantata ever presented here.
Soloists will be Misa Margaret
Pearson, Mrs. Charles; Johnson and
Sgt r Esthor Holcomb, U. S. M. C
W. R. A double tiio, , Mesdamea
Tucker, Roberts, Hess, White, Rid-
dick and Mathews, will sing '"The
Star They Followed." vi .
A Wlver offering will be taken at
jis-vut service and, aAev, the,' nominal,.
cu-pense oi Uw CXnlSurna e Men
r met, the balance will be turned over
to a local charity for providing
' C! ristmas cheer to needy families.
The Hertford UISO wiir .'entertain
' p -vice personnel at an' -Id-fashioned
riutma party on December. tS. at
i UCO Club. The party will start
Si o'clock,' and mil service -per
- 1 is Invited.- -Christmas
dance wilt be held' at
"SO-n Tuesday night,- Decern
-3, as a part of the - Christmas
. prcram.,- ' -
:cc!j C?:3 Vcc!t
.nn!w3 Holidiiys ......
orquhnana- County Schools ' will
i Friday, December.. 22, for ,
d of one . week for Christmas
ys, P. T. Johnson, superiatend
announred this week,
s schools will close Friday afi
rn and will re-c. n on T'onday,
-y 1, tlr. Johr a B-'.l
3. Do-Lr t
i of a daughter,
I is - :
lldf D:y Session On
Perqufmans Recorder's Court wasl
ui session most of Tuesday morning,
clearing a docket of nine cases.
Much time was consumed In hearing
the evidence in a case charging Er
nest iWilson, Negro, with drunken
driving. Judge Johnson returned a
verdict of guilty in the case and
suspended a 30-day sentence upon
payment of a fine of $75 and costs
Thomas Felton, (Negro, was given
a 80-day suspended sentence and or
dered to pay a fine of $30 and costs
on a charge of speeding. The sen
tence was also suspended upon con
dition the defendant does not drive
again until a license is secured.
D. L. Thrasher, charged with
driving without license, failed to ap
pear for a hearing and his bond was
George Frieson plead guilty to
driving with improper lights and paid
the costs of court
I. P, Moran was taxed with court
costs, sifter pleading guilty to driv
ing without a license.
Clyde Small, Jr., was assessed the
costs of court, after pleading guilty
to driving with improper lights.
Henry Jackson paid the costs of.
court for- dnving with improper.
! Willie" Webb, Negro, was found
not guilty of assault on a female.
Roberts, and Fleet Cooper, Neg
roes, both frequent visitors' to the
Recorder's Courts Wetewamed
Tl .- i -K J I
Judge Johnson that they will receive . mop up Jap positions and the situa
a road sentence the next time . they j tion is improving. American forces
appear in, court charged with dis-1 have taken a terrific toll of Jap ship
turbing the peace.) .The couple war! ping and planes during the past
fined fio and ordered to pa7 tne
costs on that , charge, in court Tues
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Ration Board Isries
26 Rlctcrist Permits
To Purchase Tires
Twenty-six motorists received cer-
' tificates 4o purchase tires from the
.. cal ration board during last weex,
according to Mrs. Helen Davenport,
clerk of the Board,
s Passenger type permits were is
sued to James Stallings, 2; B, H.
MilUkan, 1; J. W. Chappell, 1 Mrs.
Olivia Hobbs, 2i - J. W. Jackson, Jr,
1 Charles Winslow, H W. E. Black,
2; J. L, Winslow, "2; Carlton Klxon,
2; Robert Dart,' J; G. C. Fordice, I;
Mrs. Reta Finneran, l! Mrs. E. B.
Skinner, 2; C. G. Stephens, 2; Grant
Dail, Moran Sutton, 2; Georjre
renton, lj S. H. Manly, V, A. E.
Godreyrv2; Robert Spear, 2; Harold
Thatch, 2; John Daniel, 2, and, Alton
Jord.:n, 2. "
T-nv-'t t:rn went to Joe Hivrrell, 2;
,iju".uw, 1, and W, .M. Mor.
., ' TS.
. We've been searching for c little different way
of expressing our Season's Greeting to our friends, for
words that would convey the true feeling we have in
our hearts. " """
There are lots of fancy phrases and we tried some
of them out. But somehow they just didn't get the job
done. Every time we came back to the tried and prov
en formula "Merry Christmas."
It's time-worn phrase, and many times ex
pressed without feeling. But to us, it is the only ap
propriate sentiment. It, above all others, carries the
true spirit of the occasion.
So, we'll look no more for fancy phrases Merry
THE WEEKLY PUBLISHERS
Mews from the Western Front un-
! derwent a blackout tms ween, xoiuw
- a fnnoivA th i Tur
ing tne counwjr-""'""' -
mans launched at several points
near the Belgian border. It is
known that the Germans, hitting at
weak points in the American line,
where various Armies joined forces,
gained from 18 to 20 miles in terri
tory and have recaptured part of
Belgium. American forces of the
First Army, aided by Allied Air
Forces, have been attempting to sta
blize the front since the opening of
the Nazi thrust Allied war leaders
state there is no cause for undue
alarm, but say that the Nazi drive is
serious. At the same time, the Ger
mans, while disrupting the Allied
plans for new drives into Germany,
have laid themselves open for heavy
blows, for they have left their heav
ily defended homeland to move into
the open where superior American
material and supplies can be used
against them. While the German
counter offensive has been mainly at
positions opposite the American
First and Ninth Armies and British
troops, a report also stated that
Nazi resistance has been increased
aarainst the American" Third and
. General MacArthur's forces in the
Philippines are moving ahead with
their invasion of the Island of Min-.
doro, and reports state that .Jap re
sistance is weak. On the Island of
Leyte American troops continue to
week. Air attacks over the Philip
pine area have destroyed over 700
Jap -planea B-29s have raided the
Jap. homeland several times this week
and havy damage was 'reported to
airplane factories and. , munition
works.' ""V.-,- ' ; - '
o President Roosevelt returned to
the Whita House this week", after a
vacation, and quickly won the nomi
nation of his appointees to the State
Department.- . In a press conference
the President announced there . was
no such' document . as the v Atlantic
Charter, in answering questions rela
tive to the stand being taken by
England and Russia over territory in
Europe. ' Churchill, it was reported
this week, faces a debate in Parlia
ment over, the position he has taken
in .. ureece. .',
Doxier Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Sutton; will graduate Saturday,
December .23, from Baldosta, Moody
Field, Ga., ,and receive his commis
sion as !i ? lieutenant in the U. a
Army, tient Sutton is expected to
arrive home Sunday to spends the
holidays with his wife and daughter.
Christmas music and sermons pre
paratory to the celebration of
Christmas have been used at the
Hertford Methodist Church for the
past two Sundays. Next Sunday
being December 24, special music
appropriate for the season will be
rendered by the choir and a Christ
mas sermon will be delivered by the
Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor, at 11 a. m.,
on the subject, "Ringing the Bells of
Bethlehem." The text will be found
in Isaiah 9:6.
At 9:45 a. m., the members of the
church school will assemble in their
respective departmental rooms where
brief Christmas services will be held.
At 10 a. m., all departments will
come together in the auditorium in
the educational building where a
special Christmas program will be
given and gifts presented to those
present. Santa will be there in per
son to serve the children.
A Announced elsewhere in this
Darjer there will be a Christmas
cantata given in the mam auditorium . io a naio or rosepomt lace, bhe car
of the Hertford Methodist Church on ried a bouquet of white carnations
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'cIock. j and wore a diamond cross, a family
All the choirs of our town are join- heirloom.
in this under the direction or
Edo-ar J. Hill and Miss Margaret
Pearson, with Miss Kate Blanchard
af the organ. This promises to be
a beautiful and impressive service
and notice is served to those who
wish to attend that if they want a
seat they should come early as a
large crowd is expected. Beside that,
for the benefit of the program, those
who are expecting to attend are
urged . to be there and seated before
4:30 o'clock. The public is cordially
Held Sunday For
Mrs. Anna B. Landing
Mrs.' Anna Belle Landing, wife of
W. D. Landing, died suddenly at her
home in Hertford on Friday after
noon at one o'clock, following a
She was a native and life-long resi
dent of Perquimans County and was
an active member of the Hertford
Besides her husband, she is sur
vived by two sons, William- B.
Landing, now with the armed forces
to the Philippines, and Emmett E.
Landing, U. S. M. C, who is in
Hawaii threa: daughters, Mrs. Na
than Sawyer of Perquimans, , Miss
Bell Landing,, a student at the Uni
versity of Maryland, and Miss Mar
ine' Landing; tw brothers; ; Henry
Sawyer ,f Fort Bragg, and Aubrey
(Sawyer;; of South Mill, "and three
.Funeral services wari; conducted
Sunrby afternoon, by the1 Rev. B. C.
Keavis, pastot of the Hertford Math
odibt Church. , 1 . - .! y-
Hertford Busy Scene
As Shoppers Rush
For Scarce Items
Stores and Business
Houses to Close Mon
day and Tuesday
Hertford's street scene was a lively
one this week as shoppers vied in a
last-minute rush to purchase scarce
merchandise for Christmas. Reports,
in metropolian areas and locally, in
dicate that retail sales reached their
peak this week and that stores en
joyed one of the best sales' periods
Most of the shoppers found diffi
culty in locating just what they
wanted to buy. due to the fact that
so much merchandise as purchased in
former years had gone to war . . .
and was not available anywhere, but
the holiday spirit seemingly had fal
len on all and a jovial mood was
As always, one of the busiest
places in town was the postoffice
and, according to Silas M. Whedbee,
postmaster, some kind of a record
for the local postoffice was set on
Monday, when the clerks handled the
largest amount of mail ever dis
patched from here.
Despite the rush jn all stores no
ticed here this week, local merchants
still have a sizeable stock of Christ
mas merchandise left for the selec
tion of those who have not completed
their Christmas shopping, and for
the convenience of the public, mow
of the stores will be open evenings
through Saturday night.
Patrons of local stores are re
quested to remember that all stores
will close Saturday night for the
Christmas holidays and will not re
open until Wednesday morning, and
all should buy accordingly.
The two-day holiday for Christ
mas is a custom local stores have
been observing for the past several
years, in order to give the merchants
and clerks an extra day for Christ
mas, following the holiday r h of
Spoken At Miami
Against a background of soft
candlelight, palms and white gladioli,
Miss Helen Robbing Vick, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Vick, of Hert
ford, became the bride of Warrant
Officer Charles William Miller, son
of the late W. A. Miller, of Harris
burg, Pa., during a double ring cere
mony solemnized at five o'clock on
Saturday afternoon, December 9, In
the Biscayne Boulevard Lutheran
Church, Miami, Florida. The Rev.
R. M. Wahl, pastor of the church,
The bride, given in marriage by
her mother, was lovely in a white
nylon wedding gown, made from a
parachute sent by the groom while
serving foreign duty. Her finger-tip
veil oi Drioai illusion was attacned
Mrs. Walter W. Collins, of Jack-
sonville, Fla., a cousin of the bride,
was the only attendant. iShc wore a
bouffant soft blue taffeta
with a fitted bodice and a
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vi iwii ev
shaped neckline. She carried a bou-Jat
quet of pink carnations.
Immediately after the ceremony,
the bridal party was entertained at
a reception at Old Saratoga Inn in
Miami After a short wedding trip
the couple will make their home in
Key West, Fla.
Mrs. Miller has been employed as
secretary to the president of Major
Loomls for the past several years.
Warrant Officer Miller, U. S. N.,
recently returned from active over
seas duty, has served the past 20
fears in the U. S. Navy Air Corps.
Guests at the wedding and recep
tion were aunts of the bride, Mrs. J.
H. Thrower of Littleton, and Mrs. A.
3. Smith of Jacksonville. Fla.. and a
E. G. McMullan. of
Draft Board Has Two
For Next Month
Still handicapped by the lack of
members, the :.. Perquimans Draft
Board has received two pre-lnductibn
calls to be filled during the month
of January, Mrs. .RutbJ Sumner,
clerk of the Board, announced , this
;The first call is for five Colored
selectees; who art to report at Fort
Bragg on January 4, and the 'last
eall is for tw whits registrants, who
will be ordered up on January SO.
Indians Win Second
Court Game Downing
Central High 41-32
Girls Lose Thriller
Perquimans I Huh School's basket-
bull team won its second straight
game of tV.e season last Friday rtiglu
by overwhelming the strong Central
High School team 41 to 32. The
game was hard-fought throughout,
with the Ii.dians leading all the way.
However, tht play became exceed
ingly fast durng the second half, and
In the preliminary game the In
dian Squaws lost a thriller by a two
point margin to the Central girls,
20-18, after leading most- of the way.
The local girls missed several set-up
shots during the closing minutes of
play and thereby lost an opportunity
to mark up their second victory.
The Sguaws gained a 9 to 4 ad
vantage during the first quarter,
played even with the Central team
during the second, but Central came
back strong to out-point Perquimans
7 to 3, and 4 to 3 in the third and
The Indians opened their game
fast to win a 16 to 9 lead at the end
of the first quarter. Wilson hit
four times, Perry twice and Nowell
and Wood once each. Central closed
the gap during the second period by
scoring 12 points to Perquimans' 10.
Central out-pointed the local boys
again in the third period 6 to 5,
and at that time the score stood 81
27 for Perquimans. In the final
period the Indians tallied ten more
points while holding Central to five,
and the game ended 41 to 32.
Scoring by the Indians was:
I Wilson 13, Berry 13, Nowell 10,
I Wood 4 and White 1. For Central:
( Davis tallied 15 points, Sivills 10,
; Allen 4, Sutton 2, and Parker 1.
I The game last Friday marked the
! last game prior to the Christmas
I holidays and practice was discon
tinued until after school opens on
i January 1. ThjjdjanarTT play
! Moyock on January fi to resume their
Elizabeth City Pair
Confesses Guilt In
Series Of Robberies
Daniel and Fred Muse, ex-convicts
of Elizabeth City, confessed to
officers of this area last Thursday
night that they had committed the
breaking and entering of the Towe
Motor Company office, and other
places in this section, in recent rob
beries and carried away the safes
from the places.
The two Muse brothers, suspected
to have had a part in the robberies,
were picked up last week in Edenton
anu neia ror questioning. Alter a
hearing in Washington, N. C, on
charge of stealing a car, the youths
were again questioned regarding the
robberies and it was announced that
they finally admitted the crimes.
Federal, State and local law en
forcement officers worked steadily
on the case until it was broken bv
the confessions. It is expected that
the youths will be tried on charges
the first term of Superior Coun
held in Edenton or Elizabeth City.
j War Bond Sales PaSS
600 Thousand Mark;
Drive Closes Dec 30
Sales of war bonds in Perquimans
County, during the Sixth War Loan,
now stand at $619,118, according to
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the local
War Finance Committee, who added
that this figure represents an over
subscription of the county's quota by
279 percent. Sale of Series E bonds,
up to Wednesday, amounted to $74,
118, or slightly more than the $65,
Mr. Riddick pointed out that the
Sixth War Loan comes to a close on
December 80, and that the Govern
ment is urging everybody to buy as
many additional Series E bonds aa
they possibly can, to help put the na
tion over its Series E bond . quota
for this drive.
The Sixth War Loan, nationally,
has been met insofar as the overall
quota is concerned, but the quota for
Series E bonds is still short of the
mark and ft is the desire of the
Government that individuals meet
this quota as well as the quota for
other -types of . bonds.
The local chairman, , again thia
week, ' expressed his thanks and ap
preciation to ths people of - this
county for their splendid cooperation
in making the Sixth War Loan a
complete , success here.