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iY.NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS CO
clume XII. Number 1.
Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, January 5, 1945.
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iftlCAN LEGION TO REQUEST LAWS FOR
WAR BOND SALES HIT HIGHEST MARK
DURING SIXTH WAR LOAN CAMPAIGN
The Price a Patriot Pays
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Ai'SlOM OF VETS' SERVICE FACILITIES
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commendation to Be
Resented In General
Order to have adequate expan
oi -Uie Veterans' service facili-
in korth Carolina, the American
on 'Will - present a number of
commendations to the General As
MiWyii requesting the enactment of
s to provide for the expansion of
. service. ' "" '
t Perquimane County's Wm. Paul
S Mings. Ppst of the Legion unani
mously. Approved the recommenda-
1 ns at its meeting, held in Novem-
I x, and the local post will join
. it petitioning the Legislature to act
I ' - on them.
",ft . Mm points of the recommenda
?', J tionfl call for the establishment of a
j J 'Veterans', Commission, consisting of
Vji, , iivt members, to control and super-
- , i vt'alj "State and County Service of
, i.ctsiB .and other employees. The
f a'( Legion recommends the estahlish
t t" ,ment of an office in Raleigh for the
'v .(Commiaaion and this to be the head-
' quarters of the State Director.
;(. - tt addition to setting up a State
j Commission in Raleigh, the plan calls
for R, Branch office to be set up and
tained in each county of the
1 the local Countv 'Service Offi-
!t ' be named by the Commission
i.v Jt be part ox full time, as needs
. 1 ' i'ltear to the Commission. The
,. (Jaunty officer would provide aer-
'- ice to county veterans. The plan
1 (allt for county officers to undergo
' .-i ironing courses to quaiuy mem lor
, ), According to the recommendations,
the Legion la requesting the Legis
lature to provide that the State
Commission shall serve without pay,
other than per deim expenses, and
that the State provide funds for
maintaining the State office.
The plan further calls for all mem
bers of the Commission, State Direc
tor and all county officers to be hon
orably discharged veterans of World
War I. World War, II or both, and
that both major political parties of
the State be ntoresented on the
The Germans, stopped in their
drive through Belgium by the coun
terattacking American Third Army,
have launched a new drive south of
the bulge facing the First Army.
The Nazis began this second offen
sive on New Year's day, at three or
four spots against the Third and
Seventh Armies' positions. Reports
indicate the battle has all the fury
of the German attack in the Bel
gium area, but that American forces
have stopped or retained the advance
to a relative small gain for the
Nazis. Weather conditions have
been such that Allied planes have
been able to operate in full against (
me iiermans, mus nampering me
effort of their new drive. Allied
planes have been active for the past
several days and have bombed Ger
man supply dumps all along the
Western front and have destroyed
250 German planes. The German air
force has shown itself in greater
strength than at any time since
General Patton's Third Army con
tinues to attack the German break
through area and reports announce
the Third Army has won new terri
tory back from the enemy. The
Germans have withdrawn their
tanks from the bulge into Belgium,
and it is believed these have been
moved into position in the second
- German drive.
German attempts to stage a res
cue drive to relieve troops in the en-
i circled area or Budapest nave oeen
' repulsed,, according to reports from
: Moscow. ' The Bed troops are closing
' in on theANazia v and Jhe, complete
1 capture of the Hungarian capital is
xpeto4. ' vytitoevr TJ .-.asis
refused a' Russian-': appeal for sur-l
render and : the; ' fighting within the
v tias , oeen aescnoea as nerce as
'rican V planes have opened a
i v -offensive Against Japanese
ns JrKthe, Philippines and For
, it , was ." reported Wednesday.
, B-29s braided the' Island of
i, thus .extending the fight in
hilippfyes, and also sank eight
' ' ps 'in : the area. American
forces continued mopphjg'up
t on I-rte.
Does It Himself
Everybody knows there is a short
age of help for farm work, but up in
the Belvidere community 81 year
old. .1. R. Channetl decided last year
he woul(i pIant his usual crop
of coiton, despite tlie possibility that
lie might not get help in picking it.
The crop grew and it came time
to pick, but there was little help, to
be had, so the 81-year-old, "farmer
did it himself. He picked nearly
three thousand pounds of his cotton,
which we believe is some kind of a
record for a youth of that age.
Drive For Funds For
Field Opens Monday
Project Sponsored By
Civic Clubs In Honor
Of Boys In Service
A drive to raise three thousand
dollars to provide a Memorial Athle
tic Field at the Perquimans High
School, honoring the school's students
of the Armed forces, will begin
here Monday, under the sponsorship
of the Hertford Lions and Rotary
The proposed project calls for the
construction of a shower house,
bleachers and equipping the field
with flood lights for night baseball
and football games. Estimates have
been made on the costs of the pro
ject, and any amount left from the
contributions will be used to pur
chase additional playing equipment
for the football team.
At a meeting of the committee in
charge of .the plan, held Wednesday
night, fours teams of solicitors were
friatimwmmc tJampbell; chairman
of the committee, and these teams
will begin soliciting Monday to raise
the necessary funds.
The school children of the county
will also join in soliciting and In
dividuals may contribute through the
childrgjj or adults.
The captains of the four teams,
composed of members of the two
civic clubs, are Dr. A. B. Bonner, R.
S. Monds, Charlie Vann and J. H.
Towe. The teams are expected to
make a complete canvass of the
county and give every individual an
opportunity to contribute to the fund
which will provide a Memorial for
youths from this county who have
served in the Armed forces during
World War I.
The decision to merge this project
into a Memorial one for the youths
of the Armed services was arrived
at in a discussion relative to naming
the field and, inasjnuch as there is
no such memorial here for service
men, it was decided to make this
project such a memorial. No doubt,
when the campaign for funds has
been completed and the work finish
ed, a suitable service will be conduct-
ed at the site and the field officially
named Memorial Field, with a plaque
set up listing the names of the
Rotarians To Meet
Next Tuesday Night .
The Hertford Rotary Club will
meet next Tuesday night at the
regular meeting time and all mem
bers are urged to attend.
. The Rotarians- suspended meetings
on December 19, for the holidays,
and the meeting Tuesday night will
be the first of the new year.
THOMAS JACKSON IN STATES
AFTER OVERSEAS DUTY
Gertrude Jackson, of Ryland, re
ceived a letter from her son, Thomas
Jackson, Monday, saying that he has
returned to the United States land is
in a hospital near Boston, Mass.
Jackson was wounded in action sev
eral months ago and was hospitalized
in England for some time before be
ing sent back to the States. His
mother has the Pumle Heart riven
him for, injuries received in combat
The most holy sacrifice f the
mass is offered every Sunday at 11
a. m., including sermon (January 7,
Sunday Within Octave of Ephiphany,
"Little Christmas," on "Docility and
Obstinacy"), Holy Communion, high
mass . or hymns, prayer for peace,
followed by Sunday School at St.
Ann's Catholic Church, : stated the
Rev. Father Francis J. McCourt,
Everybody invited to all services
This 25-year-old Italian girl wai Wounded by German pistol fire when
she risked her life to warn an American patrol that the Naxis lay In am.
btuh for them. The scene ts North of Rome and ear saedleal men are
Siring her first aid. It Is of sock staff that heroine are aaade. Are you
acalnc up our fighting men by haying extra War BendiT
Trm V. S. Trttmuy
Local Student Wins
Miss Elizabeth Darden, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Darden of
Hertford, will receive her A. B. De
gree from East Carolina Teachers
College in June. She is among
those students who will be listed in
the 1944-46 issue of Whb's Who
Among Students in American Uni
versities and Colleges. The book will
be released in April.
This publication is published
through the cooperation of over 600
American universities and colleges.
It is the only means of national
recognition,. for. graduates which, is.
devoid of politics, fees and dues.
Miss Darden is a graduate of l'er
quimans County High School, class
Since enrollment at college, she
is a member of the Home Economics
Club, President of the Science Club,
Vice President of Emerson Society,
past vice president of the College
Band and College Marshal for one
year. Miss Darden has, also, taken
an active part in church work, having
been secretary of the Students' Aux
iliary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church
in Greenville and is president of the
Canterbury Club for students.
Belvidere Couple Has
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lane were
honored at an Open House on De
cember 23rd, at their home in Belvi
dere. The affair was given in honor
of their 40th wedding anniversary.
Christmas decorations were attrac
tively arranged throughout the home.
A hot Russian tea course with ac
cessories was served in the dining
room with Mrs. Louis Howell presid
ing over the tea table.
During the evening Mr. and Mrs.
Lane were presented an honor gift
in ruby glassware by their children,
after which Mrs. Elizabeth White
read an appropriate poem, followed
Approximately 100 friends and re
latives of the couple were invited to
call during the evening.
Indians To Play At
Moyock High Friday
The Perquimans High School's
basketball teams will resume their
rural conference schedule of games
Friday night, when they travel to
Moyock for two games.
Both the boys' and girls' teams
have practiced several times this
week in preparation for the games
tonight and the local coaches are ex
pecting to bring back the long end
of the scores.
The next home games for the In
dians will be played next Wednesday
night on the local court with South
Mills furnishing the competition.
Marjorie Lou, the three-months-old
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daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Hunter, of near Hertford, died at her
home last Wednesday evening a vic
tim of pneumonia and heart trouble.
Funeral services were held at the
home Thursday afternoon. Burial
was at the White burying ground.
Besides her parents, the baby' Is
survived by three sisters, Mrs. Wil
bur Roberson, Norma Marie, Lilly
Itobecca, and four (brothers, Albert
Marvin. Elgin - Ray, Percy Edward
and Wayland J. Jtunter.
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Present Auto Tags
Expire January 31
Perquimans County motorists have
until January 31 to get new 1946
license tags for their cars, according
to an announcement by T. Boddie
Ward, Commissioner of Motor Ve
hicles. It was generally believed
that new tags were compulsory by
January 1, but Mr. Ward's statement
indicates that the 1943 Legislature
provided a month's grace for those
who did not purchase them at that
The motor Commissioner issued
the statement in answer to many
"requests, received a U Uw . jrfftce re
garding the deadline date for 1041
tags. Many local motorists have al
ready purchased and have
the new 1945 tags, but a large
number have not and they are re-
minded that they must display tne
new tag by January 31.
llie i'.J4; plates, or ramor jnaie,
as only one tag is issued again this
year, may be obtained in Kdenton or
in tdizaoeth City.
Less Tires Seen For
'A' Motorists In 1945
Motorists holding "A" gas rations
face the prospect of having to do1
without tires the greater part of thisj
year, according to news released by
WPJi, which states that tire produc
tion will be cut immediately.
A total of 31 motorists received
certificates from the local ration
board last week for the purchase of
Passenger permits were issued to
George Ward, 2; H. L. Ward, 2;
Maynard Fleetwood, 2; Melvin King,
2; A. K. McCrary, 1; E. L. Hurdle,
Jr., 1; T. C. Maino, 1; J. M. Benton,
2; li. M. Baker, 1; J. E. Moran, 2;
G. R. Twine, 1; Thomas Winslow, 1;
Odell Baccus, 1; W. P. Robinson, 1;
Payne Felton, 1; Johnnie Stallings,
1; Wayland Howell, 2; A. E. Layden,
1; J. E. Lassiter, 1; K. L. Robbins,
2; A. R. Winslow, Jr., 2; Howard
Williams, 2; J. H. Skinner, 2; E. M.
Taylor, 1, and Irvin Long, 1.
Truck type: Major-Loomis, 6; John
Corprew, Jr., 2; Edgar Chappell, 1;
C. P. Morris, 1; Dewey Perry, Sr., 2;
W . T. Whedbee, 2.
DIES IN NORFOLK
Cecil H. Banks, former resident of
Hertford, died in Norfolk, Va., last
Saturday afternoon, following a short
illness. Mr. Banks was about 52
years of age.
Funeral services were conducted
on Monday afternoon in Portsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Perry an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Verna Ann, on December 10th.
Mother and baby are doing nicely.
I CIRCLE NO. SIX TO MEET
' Circle Number Six of the Wom-
an's Missionary Society of the Hert-
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torn tsapusi inurcn win meei, on
Tuesday evening, January 9, at 8
o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Shirley
Tarkington. All members are urged
to be present.
CIRCLE NO. THREE TO MEET
Circle Number Three of the Wom
an's Missionary Society of the Hert
ford Baptist Church will meet on
Monday evening, January 8th, with
Mrs J. W. Ward. All members are
urged to. be present. .
Tkorct chtxurl TafVV -
Local Soldier Wins
I'fc. Spurgecn T.
Mrs. Snra 15. Lane
member of the Wist
fantrv Division, lias
Lane, son of
of Route 2, a
" ildcat" In
the Combat Infantryman I!ad;;e
cxi'inp.ary conduct and skill in
tio'i against the enemy.
The Wildcat hivision recently
vadi' I t ie S'-'iithein Islands of
J:''-held I'alau cniup, f . i --1 of
I'hni; i ines.
Disposes Of Varied
Docket On Tuesday
Total of Thirteen Cases
Heard; Cost Assessed
Little time was consumed by the
Perquimans Recorder's Court here '
Tuesday of clearing its docket of
thirteen cases, most of which were
for minor violations. Costs were as
sessed against 12 of the defendants
and one was found not guilty
Elmer Eason and Garfield Perry
plead guilty to driving without anj
operator's license and each paid the
costs of court. i
Luther Jones, Negro, was taxed
with court costs, after pleading guil
ty to being drunk and disorderly.
Percy Kiddick was charged with
the cost of court, after pleading guil
ty to driving without a license.
James Green, Negro, paid the
court costs for driving without a li- necessary for the government to bor
cense, with judgment suspended j row money to buy them. Every bond
providing the defendant does not purchased weekly -r monthly will be
drive until license is obtained. that much less to he borrowed. The
William Perkins, Negro, was fined j Treasury also urged the publi' to
$25 and ordered to pay the costs, 'keep the bonds once they have been
after pleading guilty to speeding. I bought.
Henry Hamlin, Neguo, plead guilty
to a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon and was fined $11) and court
kussph ;iiani, Negr
j wjtn t.osts f court on
, was taxed
a chaige of
,()l,M Watlev, Negro, pah
j ,.osts n a charge of he
nag druuK and
Sherman Overton, Negro
sessed the costs of court, after j
'pleading guilty to driving without aj
step White, Negro, was assessed
costs of court, alter being found.
1 guilty of forcible trespass.
James Irvin was found not guilty
of assault with a deadly
Says Paper And Tin
Needed For War
i The Board voted $75 to the a-
A. R. Winslow, Jr., chairman of . mount needed to complete the Ilert
the Perquimans County Salvage; ford CSO Club for Negro servicemen
Committee, today announced that de-, stationed at Harvey Point. Tlv
spite rumors to the contrary, old 1 County Board in cooperation with the
paper and tin are badly needed in the Town of Hertford and the national
war effort, and he urged the public I SO has been preparing the Negro
to bring paper and tin cans to his, ISO for the past two months and,
building in Winfall for proper dis- according to plans, it will be readv
Posa'- ' for use some time next month.
Probably the most serious short- j Following their meeting, the Com
age of material at the present time , missioners met with the list takers
is paper and, although this county ; and instructions were issued to the
unfortunately has no outlpt for naner o-r..iir. . h,. i...., t. iu i.
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I r-nl tha lrw-ul K'.ip... r, L.4.,nrl
that if the people will bring in the
paper he will see that it is channel-
ed into the production plants manu-
facturing paper war products.
State salvage officials have also
released appeals for additional sal -
vage of paper and tin, and have an
nounced that fats will be an impor-
tant item to save for the war effo
during this year. They urge the
public to begrime salvage conscious
again that the war effort may con-
tinue in full force
Thieves Loot Service
Station Saturday P. M.
Thieves broke into and looted the
service station owned by Tom Perry
on the Edenton Highway last Satur
day night. Besides a small amount
of merchandise and cash the intrud
ers also took the owner's glasses
T erion Post Meets
Friday Night 8 O'clock
An important fmslness meeting
will be held by the Wm. Paul Stall
ings Post, 126, Friday night at 8
o'clock, at the Agriculture Building
in Hertford. All members were urg
ed today to be present by W. G.
Finance Committee Re
ports Sales Amount
War bonds sales reached their
highest mark in Perquimans County
during the Sixth War Loan, accord
ing to U. M. Kiddick, chairman of
t .e ar l' liunce ( i nimittee, w ho
staled Tuesday that total sales of
b. nds during the drive reached
T ,c cii;.in::an slated that "This :
the largest amount of bonds we have
sold in anj .Live since the sale of
Ilk- Loads .-1 .rled back in ,)'.)-10, and
the t t.,.,l t..e people of the
count nearly tripled the Sixth V. ar
I Loan quota speaks for itself in say
I ing ue are backing up Hie boys at
('. T. Leinbach, State Chairman of
war bond sales, expressed his appre
ciation for the splendid job done tn
Perquimans in a letter to Mr. Kid
dick. He announced that up to De
cember 28, only 27 counties had
reached their E bond quota, but that
the Stale has more tnan over-subscribed
the Sixth War Loan quota
because of such fine efforts as those
made here. He added that it was
believed additional counties would
reach their total goals before the
close of the month.
War bonds have increased in sales
here since the first drive, which was .
! over-subscribed, but not in propor-
tion to later drives. Despite the
large amounts being raised through
each War Loan drive, the Treasury
Department urges each individual to
continue purchasing bonds regularly.
The present outlook in Europe and
in the Pacific indicates that a great
amount of war materials and wea
pons will be needed before victory is
finally won and to provide the arm
ed forces with these items it will be
County Body Cancels
Superior Court Term
Instruct List Takers
The Perquimans Boa
missioner.s, meeting on
rd of Com
alter hearing reports that there
were little prospects of more than
six divorce cases being tried at the
January term of Superior Court vot
ed to cancel plans for holdinc the
l court and to request the Governor to
su.-pend the term. In view of tin
fact that so little litigation seemed
(lending, the Board felt the process
would not warrant the expenditure or
funds necessary for a term of the
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01 listing properly lor taxes. h,acli
list taker was presented a valuation
list 0f falm equipment and other
, personal items for making up tax
jslti alld it was announced that little
change was made in the valuation
! list this ear
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File Income Returns
ntemal Revenue Bureau re
minds farmers that income tax
declarations are required from all
who had a gross income of more
than fc.Min during the past year.
These declarations must be made be
fore January 15, and penalties are
provided for those who fail or neg
lect to file a return on time.
It is understood that the office of
Ihe county agent has a bulletin rela
tive to filing of income tax returns
by farmers. This explains in full
tiie proceedure to follow in filing
W. S. C. S. TO MEET
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Hertford Methodist
Church will meet Monday evening at
7:30 o'clock, in the Sunday School
auditorium. Al-members are urged
to note the change in' Ihe hour for
this one meeting, and, to?atart the
first meeting of the yeakwith a lar e
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