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jY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
ciume XII Number 2.
., Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, January 12, 1945.
M.;n rer i e;
" American forces, under the direc
tion of General MacArthur have in
.'..i vaded the, Island of Luzon, just a
. , little more than , three years after
' the Jap invasion which gave them all
of the Philippines. The American
J' - announcement "of the invasion was
made Tuesday,, but Jap radios have
been telling of the invasion for al
most a week, following the sighting
of the huge American convoy, which
carried the landing forces to the
! shores of Lingayen Bay. General
. MacArthuf reports that casualties in
the landing operations were insignif
icant,, and that 'Jap opposition was
weak.- The beachhead established on
Luzon places the American forces
about 107 miles from Manila, and to
the rear of the Jap defenders, only
j ? 525 miles from the coast of China,
t More than 00 ships were in the
farroy and. "more than 2,500 landing
craft were, used to ferry the men and
. material ashore. Heavy air and sea
bombardments took place prior to
.'. the actual .irvasion of the island.
: Dadffhboys of the First, Third and
'. Ninth Armies are closing the trap
' ,n tb,evNazi offensive bulge in Bel-
giant' Ojjly a few miles separate
the to at the neck of the German
salierl lid, reports say, the Ger
(Aamt yave had to turn and fight
"J'Hi'WT ,way out of the trap. Heavy
'fighting is reported all along the
i , Jinea and there is no estimate of the
. Strength of the Nazis left in the
sector west of their main line. It is
f believed that the German high com-
mand wUl attempt to withdraw his
. entire force before the Americans
-i aa join forces, rather than fight it
v out and risk destruction of such a
.. .large number of men. Reports from
the fighting on the southern front
' Indicate a renewed strong push by
the Kaiis, despite the strong de
fence being put up by the U. S.
The Germans showed another sud-
den iburst of reserve strength during
. the past week by holding off the
Russian offonaiva iaMAamt'irKKd
Qnhig'a counter-drive of'their own.
N Reds have halted the German
thrust to relieve the Nazi garrison
at Budapest, but fierce fighting tot
the city continues, with each house
and block serving as individual forts.
Elsewhere in the battle between the
Naaia and Russians the Reds have
made slight gains. The Polish front
still remains unchanged.
President Roosevelt, on Tuesday,
sent Congress a budget for the year
1948 calling for the expenditure of
83 billion dollars, and stated that
there could be no relief from high
taxes, rationing or price control so
long as the war continued. In his
budget 'message the President esti
mated the total war costs from
1941 through 1946 at 450 billions of
dollars. He made no request for
new taxes and refused to predict a
date for the end of the war. He
stated that his program for demob
ilization could hardly be expected to
begin before July of 1946.
Po5o Chairman In
fad Fund Appeal;
Drr8 Opens Jan. 14
Pointing nut that th 104 J
demie of infantile paralysis was the
second werst outbreak of the disease
in tt history in the United States,
, Mrs. & G. Koonce, chairman of the
1945 polio campaign in this county,
issued a statement today in which
-she emphasized the "need to rein
force our lines of defense against
; this Insidious enemy of childhood."
, The annual fund appeal is being
conducted this year from January
14-31 in celebration of the President's
Birthday, and, as in the past, most
of the funds will i be used to combat
polio in this Statsv,-i.-fcU'--".s
Although North Carolina had Tone
of its worse epidemics v'of infantile
paralysis during -the past year , the
death rate from fthe dread disease
was the lowest ever' recorded, solely
because the funds to provide the best
possible medical aid and equipment
were immediately - available, Mrs.
Koonce pointed out . . -i i . -
record proves ' again , that
;iitalization ; of victims is
arid the campaign this
1 a pointed towards funds
adequate hospital facili
the growing number of
ken each tl year the
t. .ie knows where, or how
may strike in 1945,'; we
1 e ready to meet the at
- it may come," Chair
PRESIDENT CALLS FOR DRAFT CHANGES
TO RELIEVE SHORTAGES IN MANPOWER
Boards Called' Upon tolTown Plans Action
Review Classification On Delinquent Taxes
Serious manpower shortages in es
sential war plants, plus a darker
picture from the war fronts, has
coused War Mobilizer Byrnes to call
for changes in the Selective Service
which may affect many registrants
now in deferred classifications, who
have left essential jobs for peace
time cnes. President Roosevelt, in
his speech to Congress on the State
of the Nation last Saturday, empha
sized "the continued need for war pro
duction and manning of war plants
and stated that iiecessary changes in
Selective Service' will be ordered to
It was pointed' out that draft
boards will be ordered to review the
files of all 4-Fs and possibly order
many of them up for new examina
tions unless they are in jobs essential
to the war effort. The Army, also,
is reported to be lowering the phy
sical standards in order to put some
of these registrants in uniform,
possibly in limited service duties.
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Perquimans draft board, stated on
Tuesday that the local office had not
as yet received any orders relative
to the new regulations.
Selective Service officials have al-1
reauy announces an increase in xne
draft calls for the present month.
This increase is twenty per cent
more than calls for the past several
months, and calls after this month
might be expected to be increased
The action taken by officials in
Washington is believed to be due to
the greatly increased numbers of
war workers who have been leaving
their wartime jobs for ones expect
ed to continue through peace years,
thus causing a slackening off of war
production. The German drive
launched in December also has taken
a toll in casualties and prisoners, un
foreseen earlier, thus causing a
heavier demand for men in the ann-
Included 'In the new set-up is' a
possible draft for nurses, badly
needed for duty in the Army, Navy
and war hospitals. Several bills are
now before Congress which are ex
pected to change the manpower situ
ation, but from reports none of these
call for an outright draft of labor.
Indians Retain Lead
In Conference Race;
Lose To Greenville
Perquimans' Indians retained their
lead in the Albemarle Rural Basket
ball conference by defeating the
Moyock High School last Friday
night by a 26 to 11 score. The
game was played at Moyock.
Opening strong, the Indians gained
a 12 to 3 advantage of the host team
and were never in trouble, excepting
for a slump in basket shooting dur
ing th second and third periods.
Coach Max Campbell started his
squad of veterans and Dan Berry
rang up the high score for the game,
hitting for ten points. Wilson tallied
six. White six, Nowell and Wood two
The score at half time stood 14 to
five in favor of the Indians. Both
teams played even during the third
period, counting four points each, but
in the final quarter the Indians re
gained their driving power and tal
lied eight points while holding Moy
ock to a lone counter. h'
The game was the third straight
conference victory for the Indians
On Tuesday night the Indians
journeyed to Greenville to meet the
power quintet there and lost b7 a 70
to 40 count The tall, fast reen.
ville team had superior speed and
height over the Indians, whft were
unable to cope,with the Greonle at
tack. The Indians opened the scoring In
the first quarter and led until the
final four minutes of the' period, when
Greenville tied the count at 6-5, then
the host team went into a command
ing lead which Perquimans could not
The score at the close of the first
quarter was Greenville 18, Perquim
ans 10. At half time the Greenies
maintained their eight point Margin
and the score was 82 to 24. S
.'. JThe Indians could not get started
during the third quarter, and (Jreen
villa opened the attack fast and ran
their score to forty before thV In
dians started hitting!: The period
ended with ' the, score at 56 o 29.
During' We final period the Indians
scored 11 points while Greenville
counted for 14. ' s
Members of the Town Board, at
their meeting Monday night, in
structed Mayor V. N. Darden and
Town Attorney Charles E. Johnson
to take steps immediately toward the
collection of delinquent property
taxes due the Town.
The Town has a number of proper
ty owners on the delinquent list ana
has been carrying some of these for
several years, but it now seems that
action to foreclose the tax liens
will be taken unless settlement is
made soon. The Board's instructions
were that the taxes are to-be collect
ed at once.
Mary Wood Koonce
Weds Lieut Wallace
In Ceremony Tues.
The marriage of Miss Mary Wood
Koonce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin G. Koonce, to Lieutenant
Ralph McE. Wallace, U. S. N. R.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wallace of
Madison, Indiana, took place on
Tuesday evening, January 9, at 8
o'clock, in the Hertford Methodist
Church. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. B. C. Reavis.
pastor of the church.
The church was decorated with
fern, palms, cathedral candles and
Miss Kate Blanchard played the
wedding music and Mrs. Jean Piggott
of Greenville was the soloist.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a wedding
gown of ivory illusion, fashioned with
round yoke of sheer marquisette
appliqued in seed pearls and braiding,
long sleeves tapered to points over
the hands and basque bodice button
ed down the back.,- The fullness of
the skirt formed .wide, round train.
Her full length veil of imported il
lusion fejl from a crown of seed
pearls. iShe carried an arm bouquet
of bud roses centered with a white
Mrs. Charles Ward, Jr., of Eliza
beth City, cousin of the bride, was
matron of honor. She wore a gown
of white satin and net, made with
sweetheart neckline, edged with ma
line, bracelet-length sleeves, basque
Dodice of satin and bouffant net
skirt. Her sweetheart shaped bon
net of white net was caught with a
bow knot and streamers. She car
ried an arm bouquet of red car
nations. Miss Edwina McMullan, of Green
ville, cousin of the bride, was maid
of honor. She wore a gown of white
dotted net over satin and carried a
nosegay of red carnations and baby
The brides maids, Miss Patricia
Stephens of Hertford, Miss Dot Har
ris of Elizabeth City, Misses Prue
Newby and Dot Davis of Windsor,
were attired in gowns of white taffe
ta made with scalloped neckline,
bracelet-length sleeves, basque bo
dice trimmed with tiny self-covered
buttons and bouffant skirts. They
wore Juliet caps arranged with off-the-face
shoulder length veils and
carried nosegays of red carnations
and baby breath.
The mother of the bride wore a
dress of fuchia crepe, matching hat
and a corsage of pink roses. The
mother of the groom wore a blue
dress and her corsage was of pink
Mrs. Charles Whedbee was mis
tress of ceremonies.
Tommy Sumner, Jr., cousin of the
bride, lighted the candles proceeding
Lieutenant Wallace had as his best
man Lieut Bill Jessup, U. S. N. R.
The ushers were Charles Ward, Jr.,
Lieut R. Y. Grant, Lieut. Dennis
Roberts and Lieut G. W. Gerrard.
Following the ceremony, the bride's
parents entertained at a reception at
their home for the bridal party and
The bride traveled in a brown
crepe dress, American beauty tuxedo
coat trimmed with muskrat. She
wore a hat of matching material and
brown accessories. Her corsage was
the white orchid taken from her bri
Conference At Cedar
Groye Church Saturday
The first quarterly conference of
the Perquimans Methodist Charge
will be held at the; Cedar Grove
Church on Saturday, January" 13.
Preaching services will be held at
11 p'clock by the Rev. J. H. Miller,
district superintendent, and a busi
ness session will be held immediate
ly1 after lunch.
Work Stock Clinics
Scheduled In County
Begins Next Week
Stock Owners Urged to
See Horses and Mules
In Good Condition
Plans have been completed f r con- I
ducting ;i work stock clinic in this I
county for four days next week, ac-!
cording to I.. W. Anderson, County
Agent, who st;it'd that the clinics
will he .'ponsored by the N. C. State
College Extension Service, and will
be under the diicction of Dr. L. A.
Deese, of Edenton.
The clinics will he held next Mon
day through Thursday, and all farm
ers of the county owning work stock
are urged to bring their stock to
these clinics to see that the stock is
in nrooer condition to work during
the coming crop season.
The purpose of the clinic will be to
demonstrate the benefits derived
from control of internal parasites,
treat stock for certain ailments, and
to discuss the feeding and manage
ment of work stock.
The schedule of the clinics for
next week is: Monday, January 15, at
9 a. m., Griffin's Store on Edenton
Highway; 10 a. m., C. T. Phillips'
Store, Bethel; 11 a. m., Parker's
Store, Burgess; 1 p. m,., Wynfork
Colored School, Wynfork community;
2 p. m., Town Lot, Hertford.
Tuesday, January 16, 9 a. m.,
Overton's iStore, Forestburg commun
ity; 10 a. m., Jackson's Store, Dur
ants 'Neck; 11:15 a. m., Webb's
Store, Concord community; 1 p. m.,
Godfrey's Store, Woodville commun
ity; 1:45 p. m., Towe's Store, Chapa
noke; 3 p. m.r Bright's Store, Park
ville. Wednesday, January tl, 9 a. m.,
Winslow's Store, Winfall; 10:15 a.
m., George Jackson's Store, E. City
Highway; 11:15 a. m., Billups' Store,
Whiteston community; 1 p. m., R. M.
Baker's Store, Nicanor; 2:15 p. m.,
Belvidere Service Station, Belvidere.
Thursday, January 1 9. a. m.,
Yeopim Station, Yeopim community;
9:45 k. m., Evans Mill, Great Hope
community; 10:45 a. m., Beech
Spring Fork, Beech Spring Commun
ity; 1 p. m., Goodwin's Mill Bridge,
Goodwin's Mill; 2 p. m., G. C. Chap
pell's (Service Station, Chappell Hill
community, and 2:45 p. m., Hickory
Cross Roads, Hickory Cross.
Seal Sale Chairman
Reports Drive Best
Ever Conducted Here
A report made this week by the
Perquimans County Tuberculosis
committee revealed that the sale of
Christmas Seals reached the total of
$508.38 during the campaign con
ducted recently. This total was the
largest ever reached in Perquimans
County and was $58.38 above the
quota set for Perquimans prior to
the opening of the drive.
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, whe assum
ed the chairmanship of thf Seal
Sale only a few weeks before the
campaign opened, has carried the
drive through most successfully.
Much credit is also due Mrs. Charles
Skinner, who acted as chairman of
the bond sales, and Mrs. E. W.
Mayes and Mrs. L. C. Winslow, who
had charge of the bangle sales. It
was pointed out that the USO and
Raberson's also sold large numbers
For the first time a greater num
ber of citizens were mailed Seals and
their response toward the campaign
was most gratifying. The public in
dicated a sincere interest in the con
trol and eradication of tuberculosis,
and the committee expressed itself to
do its best during the coming year
to make sure that the 75 per cent of
the funds raised this year, which
remain in this county, will be used
In making her report, Mrs. Daven
port expressed her sincere apprecia
tion to the public and to her cl
workers for their part in the drivt
She stated "It gives me real plea7
Zti, t0.exPress my thanks for the
enthusiastic cooperation which was
shown By the citizens in putting
Perquimans County over the top in
the Christmas Seal Sale
show5ethnafbU'ta,ti0n f the ret
J450 h 1 the CUnty's "uota f
It, . j has,be?n Exceeded. This is a
SS mi-wW? a" may be p-ud
StM more impressive than the
amount of money raised, was the
number of individuals who Contribut
ed. I am deeply grateful for the
backing which you all gave me as
chairman of the , Seal Sale in 1944."
COMMUNITY FACES MEAT SHORTAGE DUE
TO LACK OF LOCAL SANITARY ABATTOIR
In Hertford Jan. 19
A conference of the Baptist Woni- :
en's Missionary I nion of the Chowan
Association will he held . itii the !
llertfcrd church n 1 riday, January
I'.'th, beginning at In a. ni. livery,
officer in e.icli Society, f:n :1 t..e
ure.-ident down to the Hiiiiheain
leader, is suppose.l to be tiiore.
Each person is l e(p.es: ed to carry her
Mrs. T. T. Doughtie will lead the
discussion and K. A. and Sunbeam
work. She wishes to appeal espec
ially to the leaders cf the young peo
ple and the junior organizations.
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I t U CM t L 01 'in riOLlt'l V s
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'ifttu 10 ace uiui an ouiter.s auenu
this meeting as it is very important.
Vows Read Saturday
At Holy Trinity
The wedding of Miss Pat Edwards,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ed
wards of Creenvillo ,j
I auu (iniiu
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F C ,
awards of Hertford, and Leo
Mr dTCk Merri" and late
Mr Merrill, 0f fhoenj Arizona
five ?re,,SatUrd Jauary 6 at
w th tn:Ck'n H'y Trinity Church,
with the rector, the Rev E T Til
son, performing the ceremony. '
KateUPHr.1!U"i,C P'ayed by Miss
Kate Blanchard and L. W. Anderson
sang "O Perfect Love." Anaerson
The bride, given i marriage bv
her father, wore a wedding g0wn Z
vary satin and lace. Her vei? of il
lusjon fell from a oap of 0 "e
and orange blossoms. She carried"
rhsLPerrayer bk Wi'tH M
Miss Ann McMullan of Edenton
cousin of the bride, was maul af
oner and the only "
Her V d"T f bllJe ati" and net
Her head dress was a cap of bril
'ants and she carried an old-fas -oned
nosegay of mixed flowers
Lieut. Robert Shelton White, V. S.
and th rtfrd' WaS b"St n'a".
and the groomsmen were I-. s Mc
Mullan of Edenton, and W. L Whcd
hee of Greenville.
Immediately following the wed
ding, a reception was given at the
ome of the bride's grandparents f ,
guests P,""ty and out-f-t.,wr,
Lieut, and Mrs. Merrill left by ,.
KrVr' 8r UnTHUncetl destination.
Jor travel.ng the bride wore a brown
d ess, moss green coat witn b
fur trimming. Her hat was of
matching fur and she wore brow,, a '
The bride is a graduate of Per
quimans ,High l&hool and is a mem
ber of the S.mior Class of Eastern
Carohn a Teachers College, Green
ville The groom ,s a graduate of
the University of Utah.
Uh;tC7n J6818 were Mrs. Sid-
McMullan, Mr. and Mrs. p. S
McMullan of Edenton; Mr. and Mrs!
W. L. Whedbee, Mr. and Mrs. W J
Bundy of Greenville; Mrs. Henry
Vos of Henderson; Mrs. B. R. Morris
?r'iaM-rn ? A- ParrOW- Mr'
w . , ltche"' Jr- and Miss Claire
M.tchell of New Bern; Mrs. Lloyd
Horton, Miss Gertrude Woolard of
Plymouth; Miss Eva B. Harris of
Greensboro; Miss Frances Carter of
Woodland; Miss Prue Newby of
Windsor, and Miss Frances Newby
Has Short Session
Little time was needed to clear the
docket of the Perquimans Recorder's
Court here Tuesday morning. Only
five minor cases were on the docket
and in one of these the defendant
failed to appear for the hearing.
Judge Charles E. Johnson allowed
a motion for non-suit in the case
charging William Riddick and Sue
Riddick, Negroes, with 'larceny of a
set of seat covers.
John Burke, Negro, was placed on
good behavior for six months, when
judgment was continued in the case
charging him with assault with a
Theodore Brickhouse failed to ap
pear to answer a charge of speeding
and a capias was issued for him.
Thomas Hickman entered a plea
of guilty to speeding and paid a
fine of $10 and court costs.
Louis Lamb was fined $10 and or
dered to pay the court costs for
driving without a license. This was
the defendant's second offense
I Slaughterers Ordered
I To Discontinue Kill
.! ing Under Present
I nioss orders ai
changed or ,,
"' ' ' 1 Kl" pre.-enl cues,
;' urasl.e smmaKe of 1(,(,f
i vuL.Mii the next third- t,, r ,i
ard oi Health, told menums
lie. . mill 'I',,,, ,, ,
"'i' n,.,t that i,. War i.(j
'il. -tra, ion la.s ordered that j.
slaughterers cease busing ....
tney slaugnter heel insioL ;.
aoa i-t oi r
ineetim; (Hp U!.;(....
',U"Te"ts of U WKA and toe
I'oard of llPiith ti
oi Health. I here is no .,uch
tto,r m tms co
"tier count.es making up the iW
U, ; ' therefor. slaughterers
lace State or Federal court S
U"d a f'ne unless they discT
'ue business under their p7ee "t
wahe'tnheTarke Pr0V1S1" S
George Barbee, local slaughter
met with the Board and discussed m,'
Proposal to construct an St
property adjoining the town's mu
nicipal plant but requested a pn.i
lege of purchasing a part of tue
town's land adjoining the cold stor
age plan on which to build part of
the aiattoir. After a brief discus
sion, it was the consensus of the
Board not to sell the land and Mr.
Ba-rbee stated that he was hesitant
to build on property not owned by
him. The Tow,, Hoard previously
had voted to lease the portion of the
land needed by Mr. Barbee for his
construction and it was believed this
action had solved the local situation.
Unless Mr. Barbee is able to make
satisfactory arrangements, the tuwn
; will face a meat shortage, as the
I Board of Health has extended iiar-
uee s siaugniering permit lor a per
iod of just ten days, and this per
mit, possibly,- can not be renewed at
its expiration unless the local slaugh
terer can show the Board of Health
that he plans to start, construction of
an abbattoir within sixty days. It
has been stated by Mr. Barbee that
the tract of land near the tewn
phint is the only remaining available
property upon which he can construct
Jus building and, therefore, unless
this arrangement can he made,
slaughtering here will have to he dis
continued. Barbee explained to members of
the Boa id that he has on hand a
number of beeves, which, when
slaughtered, will provide a possible
.'ill-day supply of beef for this com
munity, after which there w.ll b- no
Mr. Moore, also told the 'low
Beard that condition of the Town's
old storage room was not at all
times satisfactory, due to persm.s
leaving pelts and other items in the
room too long. Mayor V. N. Darden
stated that steps will he taken to
correct this condition.
Memorial Fund Drive
Hits Half-way Mark
More than $1,000 has been raised
to date by the committee collecting
funds for the construction of a
Memorial Athletic Field at the I'er
quimans High School, in honor of the
boys and girls from this county ii
the armed forces, according to im
ports from the teams in charge.
This amount represents about one
half of the total estimated as need
ed for the construction of a showei
house, bleachers and to install th
lights for playing night football and
baseball, and one spokesman for the
committee expresses confidence thai
the remainder needed will be raised
within the next few days.
The school children of the county
are acting as solicitors, as well as
the four adult teams composed
members of the two local civic
and other interested men. The
dents are working under the direc
tion of the Rev. H. G. Dawkins and.
reports show they are meeting with
success in their drive.
The committee has obtained
mates for the building of the
esl i -
morial field and this estimate
approximately three thousand
lars. Members of the four teams
named last week by the chairman of
the drive, have been calling on in
dividuals this week for contributions,
but it is pointed out that any person
who desires to give toward this fun I
and who has not been seen can con
tribute by leaving the donation with
Howard Pitt, the Rev. H. G. Daw
kins, J. H. Towe or Charlie Vann.
Construction will be started just
as soon as the total fund has been
raised, it was announced this week.
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