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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
olume XII. Number 3.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, l'iiaay, January 19, 1945.
pa - it is - is - s
Asserting that the needs of the
armed forces and war plants is now
'so extreme that voluntary controls
v. will no longer work, President Roose-
velt is expected to ask Congress to
t enact- a national service bill to
remedy the situation. Under the act,
the. Government will be empowered!
: to assign men to war important
tasks. 3 Meanwhile, War Mobilizer
Byrnes has issued a new list of oe
. cupations iby which draft boards may
grant deferment to men in critical
,!. jobs.. .The list has been decreased in
..jsiie io designate-the jobs considered
. , Berlin beat Moscow to the punch
in 'announcing the opening of the
Russian's winter offensive in Poland,
. which- began late last week. The
f . Russians are reported using eight
1 Sarmies totaling some two million
men on a 600-mile front. Both Ber
vlin.and Moscow report Russian suc
cesses at several points along the
, 6 eastern battle zone. The Reds have
. der, in the Oder River basin, impor
,: tant for its ore and coal, as well as
, f German industrial plants. Moscow
reports' continued success at Buda-
pest'i$d states that the capital of i
- Hungary is all but captured. The!
' Russians -are reported as being in'
' nntwl nl an f u :.. !
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V ." American and British forces, fight
?; Uig on the Western front, have re-
captured nearly all of the territory
'J overrun by the Nazis in their De
O cember drive. Washington an- i
nounced our casualties at less than
" 40,000 and placed the Nazis losses
-. at more than 90,000. Troops from
5 , "th first and Third Armies have re
'Joed.theiir:. lines and the bulge,
;j bnt nearij'50 miles deep, has been
K reduced I05 about 20 miles. In the
iSoftk, s$tee the Nazis have been
apply ins; the pressure to the U. a
? Seventh, Army, conditions are re
V ported better. The Americans have
held their ground and reports indi
cate the-Certnans have slackened
their driven Allied farces continue
tdm& .htiid jmw tY'suiwp,imi2xuro nn.
i : uiermans,-dock wwarfl the Knine.
, ' t . lufijca, meunwnue, nave
oean natnmering at German supplies
and troop movements, hindering the
retreat Ward Germany. The planes
hve also bombed and wrecked many
bridgeB over the Rhine, further
hindering the German supply line.
The America'nTTn" Luzon under
General MacArthur, have moved to
within two-thirds of the distance to
Manilla, after repelling the first Jap
counter-attack to the American land
ings on the island. Complete con
trol of the air, reported by Mac
Arthur, has given the American
forces a big edge in the fighting.
While the Americans have been ad-
vancing on Manilla, the U. S. Fleet,
under Admiral NimiU, struck hard
this week at Jap ports in China,
sinking several Jap ships and dis
rupting Jap plans for re-inforcing
the garrisions in the Philippines.
Local Soldier Cited
For Action In France
iii Twenty-nlKth Infantry Division
M-tSgt William R. Chappell of Hert
; ' ford haa received a certificate per
.aiull.'iiined by his commanding
general honoring ; him for fighting
with he Twenty-ninth Infantry Divi
Sion from' D-Dav to St. Lo.
:WTbi honor is a personal salute
fromlMaJ. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt
to the Officers and men who battered
, their way-through., flooded nd
! . Normandy hedgerows and stormed
the key city of St Lo In a campaign
where the taking of every 600 yards
?"waal major battle.
: : Th Army Teckona the Normandy
H 111 as one cWnipalgnj which en
titles participants the one atar on
by; their theatr:; libbons,' . but Ueneral
j Gerhardt'a Certificate reccnie the
unusual toughness of the fighting.
S i The "Blue and Grey" Division h
won two, unit citations and ita mem.
fcers have been awarded 4.629 -ner-
sonai decorations since the outfit
i stormed the Invasion beaches. The
118th; Infantry JRegiment was. cited
for being the first unit into St Lo.
AAA Production Goal
Hating Held Thurs. .
' ers of the Perquimans Coun-
' A Community . - Committees ',
rsday,;. at thef: Agriculture
4ii xiemoru lor we purpose
S out prouuci-iop goals lor
entative of ' the OPA' met
om ml ttee members for the
! outlining the prospects of
materials and equipment
' ' n v of these v goals
Mr. and M. s. America
get William Barbero, while taking (he picture ef his baddies who died
to take HiU 700 in the far off Southwest Paclflo, expressed a desire that
Mt. 1.- ..mi.i.1 h. 4h TTnltxl RimtM In uanaa the folks back home to the
fees that oar boys are dying for them. Here, Sergeant, is the picture for
all to see. Other pictures he made ef that fight were so grlslr-aod to
some instances se clear that recognition may hare been possible so the
Army baa restricted them. Look again and bay War ffifffifr,,,,,
Funds For Memorial Bonner Offers Aid
Athletic Field Near Jo Applicants For
Goal, Reports Show
Members - of the committee in
charge, of raising funfls for the con-
,. p0., 11 m una rticrh School will
field at Perquimans High School will
meet again Friday night at 8: JO at
Pender's store for the purpose of as
certaining the total amount raised in
At a meeting of the group last
week the solicitors reported more
than two thousand dollars had been
! f?l8ed'iLand w,a hoPefu,1 tl"Vhf
three thousand dollar goal would be
met by today.
Howard G. Dawkins, who has
charge of the solicitation by school
children, announced each student
has been asked to turn over all funds
to home room teachers today, and
scattered reports from the students
indicate they will make a good re
port. Response to this drive has been
well received and the committee is
planning to name a building chair
man to head the construction work
just as soon as the total amount is
desire to contribute,
to this fund and who have not been
contacted may make a donation by
leaving their contribution with W. H.
Pitt, Charlie Vann or L. C. Winslow.
All funds collected in this drive
will be used to construct the field,
which will be dedicated as a mem
orial to Perquimans County boys and
girls serving in the armed forces,
and for equipment for use by the
high school footiball team.
Woodland W. & C. S.
Meeting Held Wed. .
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Woodland . Methodist
Church met on Wednesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. W. M. Mathews.
The president, Mrs. Earl Hollowell,
presided over the business session.
The roll was called and the min
utes of the previous meeting were
read and approved, after which the
pledge cards were passed out, each
member signing her pledge card for
the year. At the end of the business
session, the program was turned over
. a Mr MnthAwn And Mrs. Russell
TtaVnr. who were assisted iv tev-
A jjlaylet, "What Choice Jjnall I
Make?" was given by Mrs. 'Ralph
Harrell, Mis. Odell Cartwright, Mrs.
Ashhy Jordan and Mrs. Henry Cart
wright. The Spiritual Life leader, Mrs. Er
nest Cartwright, gave an inspiring
program. ' '
After adjournment by prayer, the
"hostess served delicious refreshments
to those present. - i(:
WCTU MEETS) WEDNESDAY ,
, Th pAmiilmana chanter of the
Woman's Christian v. Temperance) win do cioseq au aay. rriaay, janu
Utyon will - meet with; Mrfl-JB. : GJ WiWi In, observance of tho birth
Reavis at 8:30 o'clock -Vf WedWsday day of General Robert E. Lee, R. M.
afternoon,, January 24. All members ; RiddlcV, executive jrice president, n
are urged to be present - t T
Study This Picture
A n Slenml Cant Photo
War Widows Pension
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner,
in a letter to this newspaper this
week, offers his aid and assistance
. . 'r, m
to applicantsTsee'Ring pensions under ; salaries and purchases, which re
a law, passed by Congress last De- fleeted directly into the purchasing
cember granting pensions to widows! power of HerVord, was over $18,000.
and minor children of deceased The Operating Committee voted to
,orld War I veterans. I change its meeting night to the
The law provides payment to a second Monday in each month .
widow with no children in the!
amount of $35 per month; widow and
one child, $45 (with $5 for each ad-1
ditional child); no widow but one i
child, $18; no widow but two chil
dren, $27 (equally divided), with $4
for each additional child (the total
amount to be equally divided). j
Congressman Bonner writes "I will
be glad to furnish widows or guar- i
dians the proper form on which to
make application, and when it
completed, if they will return it to
me, I shall be glad to file the claim
and see that it is properly consider
ed by the Beterans Administration
and lend such other aid as I can, if
they desire my assistance and will
I write me."
Mr- Bonner, a veteran himself,
1 has interested himself a great deal
during the past twenty years in
veterans' claims and he is still in
terested in assisting those eligible
for compensation under the above
He advises that claims should be
filed as early as possible as they
are not retroactive to the date of the
act, but effective the date of the
Farmers Urged To File
Before January 15
February 15th is the last day
farmers may file 1944 performance
reports as a basis for receiving pay
ments earned under the 1944 AAA
program, according to a statement
made here today by Dr. E. S. White,
chairman, Perquimans County AAA
"The Perquimans County AAA
Committee is very anxious that
every farmer in the county receive
the payment that he has earned by
participating in the 1944 program.
Only 832 of the 983 eligible farmers
ih the county have filed performance
reports and signed application
forms," he stated.
Dr. White pointed out that the
Perquimans County AAA office is
opeit each week day from 8:30
o'clock A. M. to 6:80 o'clock P. M.,
and that every farmer who has not
filed performance report and signed
application form is urged to call at
the County Office and do so at the
earliest possible date.-
BANK CLOSED FRIDAY
The Hertford ' Banking Company
USQ Op Committee
Grants Use Of Club
For President's Ball
Attendance at Club Last
Year Is Recorded at
Action taken by the ' operating
comm ttee el' I he Hertford I 'SO, at
a inee ing held Monday night, will
riake it pos iho for the I'erquiman.'.
J'oMo Committee to stage a I'resi
(lent's I!. ill here again this year.
T.he c inmiltoo gianted the use of
the I SO Club to the Town of llert
:ord for tlie purpose of staging the
(lance to raise funds for the infan
iie 1 aralysis campaign.
In granting pel mi:, .ion (, u ,e the
Club, however, the I ; ( .1 i . ni 1 1 c
dil so under the conditions that no j
liquor would be brought into the 1
Club during the dance and that ser-
vice men, both enlisted personnel 1
and officers would be admitted free
c.f charge. The Operating Commit- i
tee Mated those in charge of the
lance would have to appoint groups)
to see that these conditions would
be carried out.
Reports on the operation of the
I SO Club were given by Director
Kdgar J. Hill and Miss Margaret
Pearson, Staff Assistant. The re
ports showed that during 1944 at
tendance at the Club was 112,691, and
that an average of five volunteers
per month served an average of 20
hours iper month at the Club. One
hundred and twelve senior hostesses
and hosts served an average of 476
hours at the Club each month.
More than 200 activities of a pro
gram nature were planned and car
ried out with attendance at these
totalling 12,623. The officials at
the dllh ri,,lm,l A OKO .'PCn.n,,!
t r . . .. . , 1
i.vjica ui mi 01 mauon services uunng ;
the year to service men. These ser- ;
vices included such items as infor- j
mation on housing facilities, bus and
train schedules, etc.
A detailed report was made to the
committee on the financial operation
of the club during the year, and it
was conservatively estimated that
, the amount of money expended
Few Changes Made
In Peanut Program
At Washington Meet
I "Iore tnan MU representatives of
'. !he. Pean,ut '"stry met in Wash-
nigiuii mis weeK to consider the
I'Jib peanut program. W. T. Bark
er, chief of the peanut section of
the War Food Administration, an
nounced that the program will con
tinue with few changes over last
year's program. From reports at
the meeting all was harmony, sche
duled to last two days the business
was concluded in one.
Suggestions were advanced for
adequate harvesting labor, to in
crease the spread for shellers be
tween buying and "elling prices,
federal inspection and delivery to
the Commodity Credit Corporation.
At present the CCC buys all the
peanut crop, according to paper
reckoning, but actually the govern
ment does not take physical control
of the peanuts.
Rep. John Kerr, of this State,
praised the Government's control pro
gram which, he said, boosted the
peanut industry from seven million
to a $289,000,000 per year business.
Mr. Parker announced that the
program will be made public some
time in May or June. He said he
would consider the suggestions, but
thought most of them impractical,
and that few changes would ibe
While Perquimans County was not
represented, at the meeting, several
men from this area of the State did
Rotary Banquet For
Grid Squad Tuesday
Hertford's Rotary Club will be
hosts to the undefeated Perquimans
High School football team at a ban
quet to be held next Tuesday night,
it was announced today by J. R.
Futrell, president of the club.
The Rotarians will entertain the
entire squad of boys who made up
the 1044 team.
The banquet was previously . set
for . a date in December, but had to
be postponed. Nevertheless, the boys
have been looking forward to the
party and air entertaining program
has been arranged for them.
Youth Listed Killed
Another l'cr;ininans Canity Col
ored yauta has made the siipienie
s.ici'il i'-e for his country, according
U" a telegram receive.! Iioic l ist Sat-
unlay by Charlie
had ken killed
due to coiiilitioe.
,y made at ,-ea.
uas not given.
I.nutkcr was i
tlnouh the 1'eii
I (iv, ther f 1 0111 the
lr., Stewaid M 2-c,
1 .'id 1 hi ar i that
l ui'ial was pi" ,i.
T. i dale o! death
I into service
III- it I'eard
' 1 the Navy,
of the S011II1
0,, prior to
.old has been ser
lie was a i eni
1 ill Cotton ('it (
his entrv into s
Jourt Teams Play At
Another conference game is on tap
for the Perquimans High School's
basketball teams this week, when
the Indians and Squaws play a re
turn game at eeksville tonight.'
The local teams chalked up a vic
tory over the Ueeksville teams
earlier in the sea.-on and the coaches
of the local baskeleei- feel confident
that the Indians will mark up an
other victory in tonight's game.
The Indians won their fourth con
ference game against South Mills last
Friday night by a score of 53 to 32,
while the girls' team won easily 34
In tllf lirelln,;,,-!,., .,.., t U Jo
, quinians girls, using the entire
I squad, out-passed and out-shot the
: South Mills girls. The -core at the
! end of the lirst period was 8-2 Per
I quimans, and U to I at half time.
lister substituted frequently
during the game, but the South Mills
t 'iim .-eemingly was no match for
the local rirls. Perquimans tallied f
points in the third quaiter while
holding South Mills scoreless and
j marked up 14 points in the last
period while South .Mills tallied one
The Indians opened their game
with a fast break to hold a- it to N
margin in the first quarter and out
shot the visitors to gain a 29 to 12
I advantage at half time. The second i
I half developed into a battle for
points with the Perquimans hoys
counting 21 while South Mills tallied
20. The play became rough during
the final three periods with both
teams committing numerous fouls.
l scoring tor Perquimans: Wilson j
I 22, White 8 Wood 7, Nowell G, Berry
j 4, Winslow 2 and Layden 1. Berry
! and Nowell played the best defensive j
game for the Indians. I pton was I
; high scorer for the visitor.-, counting
12 points. j
William A. Bogue, son of Mrs.
Sadie Bogue of near Woodville, is
missing in action, according to a tele-
gram received here on January ti,
from the War Department.
He was one of the first Perquim
ans County boys inducted in service,
having left here in January, 1942.
He has been in service overseas for
About a month ago, the youth's
mother was notified that he had been
slightly wounded, but the later tele
pram reports him missing since
Mrs. Mary Trueblood
Dies At Chapanoke j
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Symons Trueblood, 83, who died at
her home in Chapanoke last Satur
day, following a year's illness, were
held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday after
noon, at Oak Grove Church, with the
Rev. J. D. Cranford, pastor of the
Surviving are one step-daughter,
Mrs. J. C. White of Chapanoke; three
sons, Timothy and George Trueblood
of Chapanoke, and Davis Trueblood
of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. T.
F. Bartlett of Elizabeth City; one
brother, S. S. Symons of Winfall, and
several nieces and nephews.
' AT BAINBRIDGE
Carl W. Lewis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Lewis, of Hertford,
Route 2, has been assigned to Quar
termasters' School a Bainbridge, Md.,
after having completed his basic
W. M. S. TO MEET
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church will
meet on Monday evening, January
22, at 7:30 o'clock, at the church, in
Room No. 1. Mrs. I. A. Ward will
preside. AH members are urged to
Four White You lis
For Induction Call
local Hoard ST'l In
Need of One Member
V. I). -ri
nd l'i rrv
leave here 1
the I'irst l!'l.'
the local d'
indoc': 0, ,- '
I i.,.:.-l .
tilths had oeei
; 1 '.1 e at pi
Mrs. Sumner announced
far t ie Peripii nans boar,
coived no .-elective service
the mouth of I'ebruury;
calks for pre induction t-s
. ill for
and induction may
be recto fd before
iniith is over.
local hoard situation s'lll re
mains in a quandary, due to the In
ability of the membeiship committee
to find a third me-il.er for the
Perquimans hoard. The hoard had
only one member last month, due to
the resignations of R. M l!i llik
and Thad C. Chappell, but it is un
derstood that the nomination of
Charles K. White has been made and
that he has accepted the position, to
bring the membership up to two.
However, for the board to function
in the manner as set out in the
Selective Service rules, it must be
composed of three members. Thus
far, the committee seeking to fill the
membership has been turned down
by a large number of men sought for
the post and because of ties reluct
ance on the part of the public, the
operation of the local draft office
has been slowed down considerably.
Just what the future course of the
committee will be in locating the
third member is not known, but they
stated they are looking for a public
spirited citizen who will volunteer U
Information released trie. V,
iiiirton indicates that dealt 'ail
ing the nex't few months will he
higher than the last six months of
1943, and more men will i e need. .
for replacement in the arn.ed forces.
; Tighter deferment regulations arc
expected to call most of the youths
18 through 30 into service di.ring the
first half of this year.
Mrs. Sumner announced that t la
two member board will meet at the
; draft board offices on next Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock.
95 Gallons Whiskey
Two flat tires on a l'.l.lo Ford
coach led to the capture of !'" gal
lons of bootleg whiskey, the car uod
Kaeford Marshburn, one of the occu
pants of the cur, by State I'atiolnian
Charles K. Payne, last Friday after
! The possessors of the whiskey,
Marshburn and Claude lliii, had
driven into town and were neaiing
Joe & Bill's Service Stati. n, u.,e i
one of their tires blew out. The
took the tire to the servi e stall- i
for repairs and on returning to tin
car discovered the second tire was
going flat. Meanwhile, Patrolman
Payne arrived on the scene and in
quiied of the trouble and Incoming
suspicious, he searched the car and
found the whiskey in the rear seat
and trunk, in five gallon glass con
tainers and glass jars.
As Patrolman Payne was placing
Hill under arrest, Marshburn started
to run, whereupon Payne caught
Marshburn and, after searching him,
found a bottle of whiskey on him.
While this was taking place, Hill
escaped through a side street and as
yet is unapprehended.
Central PTA Meeting
Held Monday Night
The Tarent-Teacher Association of
the Centval Grammar School met on
Monday night at the school building
and heard O. D. Moore, Sanitation
Officer for the Perquimans Health
Pepaitment, speak on food sanita
tion. The theme of the program was
"Health" and was led by the Belvi
Mrs. F. C. White had chance of
Special music was rendered by F.
C. White and a mixed quartet.
The lunch room inspectors report-
ed that the school's lunch room had
a high rating, but urged parei.ts' as
sistance to bring the score up to a
hundred.. It was reported that . as
soon as all equipment is installed,,
. i i n u . ...in i. .. fc.i.w;i
the school's lunch room will be .one '
Ul IMC UCDb III MUB UIOM it-v.