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hertiorg. rerguimaua C ounty, North ,atOlin? Friday, February 9, 19457
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- By virtue of a 40-30 victory over
Moyock High School last Friday
nlkut and a foneited game ' from
Shiloh, scheduled to be played Vved
rfesday night, the Perquimans In-
jana won the first Rural Conference
-askettall title ever held by the Per
Imaiu boys' team.
Journeying to Elizabeth City on
uesday night, however, the Indians
a hard-fought decision to the
'jfiuxabeth City leliow jackets, 45 to
38. This waB the second game drop
ped by- the Indians this season.
The Moyock game was a return
ragemeat in the conference play
J Coach Rupert Ainsley's team
played surprising strength to gain
12 to 10 advantage over the in
ane In the first quarter, but the
. uliaos ame back strong in the
cond chukker and tallied 12 points
while holding. Moyock to 5. Score
t the half time was Indians 22,
ayock JJ. The Indians chalked up
eight more points in the third period
t Moyock's three, and during the
ti Jrr, Z? , . V1 American troops, under General
""iMacArthur, axe battling a trapped
.cKi tide tallvin 10 nointa in the
::oal frtme. The final score
i'croulmans 40, Moyock 30.
fioorinf in the Moyock game was
evenly divided among the Indians,
Wilson getting 12 points, White 10,
NdweU i. Berry A and Wood 4.
- t'hdiaio.at Elisabeth aty was
a hip and tuck affair thxraghout
The aeketa showed fine doer work
, to 'fTTS: flttick to 1 ; advantage
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entira cam 4 t ' . v r i
Tha jackets iacWased thjlir lead '
during, the Wond qutXhitting
for U poln4 While flie ldlans to-1
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Elizabeth Oity 23. Perquimans r
1H I liatnnrr rha thir nannri ihn In.
dian8 ome hrlt finrf ll h..t
the lead. They tallied 15 points in
this quarter, while holding the Jack
ets to ten points. The score at the
third period mark was Elizabeth
City 33, Perquimans 31.
The Indians lost some of their
punch during the final quarter and
permitted the Jackets to gain a 12
5 advantage to win by a nice point
margin of 45 to 36.
Henderson and - Price were high
scorers for 'Elizabeth City, hitting
for 13 and 10 points, while the Per
quimans score was divided with
White getting 11, Wilson 9, Nowell
8, Wood and Berry four each. '
The -Indians play the South Mills
team tonight in the final rural con
ference game and next week they
meet the Elizabeth City team on the
local high school floor in a return
engagement On next Friday the
local girls and boys teams will play
Columbia on the Columbia floor.
D:; -its By Feb. 15
final.', anneal to encourage all
igibla farm operators in Perquim-
Coantv tdla . their istf aoll
nservatioa practices . by February
15 is beinlt madfl, Dr. fi. S. White,
Chairman of the Penjuimans County
AAAXmmittoe, said here today.
; 5'There are approximately 64 farm-
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filed these report and unless they
are received bj i the . above date, no
, paymentt will U kade," he said.
, Ha pointed out : that practice re
port will , determine whither the
farmers, are eligible to receive fay
menta' and ', if f they are, ipplications
for payment ;inay be signed at the
time practice reports are filed.
.Ai a final warning, the AAA lead
er said, "It is sineerely honed that
these 54 farmers will call at he Per
quimans County AAA offlde between
now and February 16 and file their
practice repbrW.-;.; We - are proud bf
the conservation records' made by the
farmers in this county, and we want
";em to receive the - payments that
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' 1 In Action
Mrs. Fe- n Hurdle, of Hertford,
-,v i not;.';., 1 ? y te War Department
on l '-iy r.-c 'pr that her-son,
Fen ' i teen slightly
-'oun " i g'-irving with
l;rp To file fam
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Rlud by I). B. War Dtpirtmmt, Imn of Pabllo RtUtkHM,
MEAL TIME ON WINTER OUTPOST After sUnditfg guard Ml
outpost in this dreary Belgian woods Pvt. Paul Tomllnson, NehonTille,
Ohio, and Pfc. & J. Buona, Garfield, N. J, of the 7th Araere Dtv
lion, open their rations.
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Munilo rtiio uroolr BTtir tnH . Amen-
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cans emerea me rnu.pp.ne
Monday. The Americans met with,
little resistance entering the city
and liberating thousands of Ameri
cans held in a Jap prison
within the city. Reports from Gen
eral Mac Arthur state that the Japs
have set fire to the main . business
districts of Manila in a wanton at-
tamnt to destroy the city. A third
American landing force has estab
sum ana u is waicaiea uuu me
JaP wU1 undergo the same type of
fP they waged against
l.AMr'cn troops three years ago.
Wanwasa; offensive into; Oer-
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TLesA&y, with Berlin stating that the
Reds could not be stopped at the
present time. The Russians have
forced a crossing of the Oder River,
last natural barrier before Berlin,
in three places and are enlarging the
bridgehead. Allied airplanes have!
been aiding the Russian offensive by
heavy strikes at the Nazi capital.
One thousand bombers hit the city
last Saturday and, reports state that
fires are still raging from the
bombs. The Russians are reported
less than 30 miles from Berlin, but
heavy fighting is evident as the miles
gained each day by the Russians
have become less.' Allied radio pro
grams, beamed at Germans, have
been calling upon the Germans to de-
sert the Naii leaders and thus save
their own lives. Reports from neu
tral sources state the high officials
have left Berlin for Munich; which
is expected to be the location of the
final German stand.
While the Russians have been
hitting very hard at the Germans in
the East, American troops of the
First and Third Armies have gained
new advantages in the Seigfried
line on the West. The German
threat in Alsace has been stopped
by the Seventh Artny and French
forces. ' German commentators are
predicting a. new Allied thrust in the
West and say that the attack will
begin at sme ppiht other than the
present heavy fighting in the Roer
Rivjeir sector. Ameijtofft and ! British
iroopB have found resistance dwind
ling on he Western ,Front. ex
planation has been made, tut it is
have Seen withdrawn to bolster the
Nasi lines in the East .
ij: New of great importance to the
Afced caojtf Is expected to he re
leased any day now, following the
announcement; that . the Big Three,
Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill, are
meeting somewhere in Europe.; The
meeting, no do.ubt, will decide .many
questions relative to condition with
in Europe during the final hases
of the war and treatment of Ger
many after her surrender.
ine political battles over the an
pointment of Henry Wallace is sec
retary of commerce still rage in
Washington..," Members of the Sen
ate, led by anti-Wallace men, have
blocked' the appointment thur! far,
but a bill, stripping the officeVef its
vast lending : agencies, has.,' been
passed and reports ;" late this week
point .toward final approval o; the
formoa vice president to the Jost
' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs.' Clinton Eldy an
nounce the birth bf a1 son, Walter
Charles, horn' January 31, at '" nke
view Hospital, Suffolk.
For Memorial Fisld
Named Last Friday
Plans for the construction of a
lighted athletic field at Perquimans
County High School, as a Memorial
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oys and girls from this county
gerving in the armed forces, are go-
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ing ahead rapidly, according to an
announcement made this week by thej
committee in rhArce nf rnisinir funds
for the field. I
A total of $3,100 has been contri
buted toward the Memorial to date,
and at a meeting of the committee
last Friday, V. N. Darden, F. T.
Johnson, Fenton Britt, Horace Lynch,
Dr. A. B. Bonner, Clinton Ely, How
ard Pitt and Joe H. Towe were
named as a building committee to
carry out the plans for construction.
The committee hopes to have work
on the field started .within a short
! time anil it is expected that thevMe
morial will be completed within the
next few months.
The committee has announced that
some of the preliminary plans for
the Memorial have been changed and
that more funds will be needed to
complete the new plans than was at
first thought. Therefore, the drive
for funds will continue for the time
being. Persons who have not been
approached for contributions to the
fund and who desire to give a dona
tion, may do so by contacting W. H.
Pitt, J. H. Towp, Charlie Vann or
the Rev. Howard Dawkins, or any
member of the building committee.
At first the plans called for build
ing a field equipped with flood lights
to permit night playing of baseball
l and football, but it was pointed out
and the committee approved, that the
Memorial should be made the best
possible and these new suggestions
have been incorporated into the orig
inal plans, thus the need for con
tinuing the drive for additional
funds. ' The more funds available,
the better Memorial can be con
structed. Indian Squaws Lose
Hard Fought Game To
Elizabeth City Girls
Coach Janice Lister's Indian
Squaws lost a hard fought basketball
game to the Elisabeth City Lady
Jackets Tuesday night, played as a
preliminary to the .boys' game. . The
final score was Jackets 25, Perquim
Elizabeth City opened the game
with a bombardment of the basket
and ran up a 12 to 0 lead before the
Squaws hit for their first point The
score at the end of the first period
was 16 to 2, Elisabeth City.
The Jackets continued to hold the
edge during the first half and was
ahead 21 to 12 at rest time. The
Squaws made a determined come
back during the second half when
they held the Lady Jackets score
less In the third period and tallied six
more points to clase the gap to 21-18.
In the final peribd the margin was
narrowed to two points, but the tre
mendous lead gained in the first
period was too great for the Squaws
to overcome. The Jackets hit for
four points in the final period while
Perquimans managed to chalk up
only one point. The final score was
25-19. . s
PREACHING AT WOODLAND
The 'Rev.. J. D. Cranford will
preach at Woodland Methodist Church
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, r
Evcryoneis especialy1 urged t6 be
present, i At this meeting an effort
will be made to- raise this church'
part ; for: the1 'Cruaad, For ' Christ,
movement which is, being carried, on
throughout Methodism. v
Has Vcri2d Docket
Twelve Cases Heard By
Judge Charles John
son A varied docket of twehc cases
were heard in Perquimans Recorder's
Court here on Tuesday m n, ng by
Judge Charles E. Johnson, before the
court adjou.ned aftei a fn'l orning
Nelson Green, Negro, vva.; taxed
with court costs after piea.'i tr guil
ty to a charge of ion-.suiioit.
Herjry Mizelle pleaded guilty to a
charge of speeding and paid the
jyits tf court.
Williani Douglas was taxed with
court icosts on a charge of driving
without a license.
Troy Elliott was found guilty of
driving driink and noted ...i appeal to
the Superior Couit on tli verdict of
a fine of $75 and costs ' f court.
David Wiggins was fined $20 and
ordered to pay the c urt costs on a
charge of speeding.
David Lane was found guilty of
possessing whiskey f r sale w! was
ordered to pay a line of $25 and
A motion for non-suit was allowed
by the Court in the case charging
Rufus' Enoch with astault on a fe-
Jna WhifA wni fnnnrl irlllltv nf (in-
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ewn 8 .no8e orawn e
1 influence and was fined $50
and taxed with court costs.
Oscar Simons was found guilty of
driving drunk and fined $100 and or
dered to pay court costs.
George Blount, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to being drunk and was
ordered to pay costs of court.
Clyde Smith was taxed with the
court costs after pleading guilty to a
charge of speeding.
Shqrman Copeland was fined $10
and ttfdered to pay the court costs
afterpleading guilty to speeding.
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io urive txtenaeo
To Feb. 15; Goal
Not Yet Reached
Still short of its $754 goal, the in-
fantile paralysis campaign here has .
been extended to February 15, ac-
fnrdintr tn Mrs R G TCnonrp rniintv '
chairman, who stated she is hopeful
of rnmnlerinD. the local nnota hv thnt
The extension of the closing date
of the drive was made throughout
the entire State, although some coun
ties had successfully closed thei'
drive on schedule. The inclement
weather of January made it impos
sible for most county chairmen to
conclude the rampaign successfully.
Mrs. Koonce, while not releasing
the total amount raised here to date,
stated the sum is still slightly under
the county's quota, and she urges
the public to respond to this appeal
by giving generously to the fund
used to fight infantile paralysis.
Reports from the President's Ball
held here on January 30 showed it
was a success and a goodly sum was
raised to be added to .he contribu
tions made to the drive.
Clarence B. Goodman
Dies At New Hope
Clarence B. Goodman, 45, died at
his home in New Hope last Friday
at 9 a. ra., after a long illness. He
was a lifelong resident of the New
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the
graveside in New Hope, by the Rev.
J. D. Cranford.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mar
garet Langston Goodman; his par
ents, -Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Goodman,
Sr.; three sisters, Mrs. Philip Jack
son of Sunbury, Mrs. Walter Sanders
of Route 3, and Mrs. Haywood Um
phlett; . two brothers, E. A. Good
man, Jr., and J. A. Goodman of
Building And Ldan
Meeting February 14
iStockholders of the Hertford
Building & Loan Association will
meet in annual session m the Court
House on Wednesday afternoon, at
4 o'clock, when every stockholder is
urged to be present to transact As
Stockholders unable to attend are
urged to sign and return their prox
ies to W, IL Kardcastle, before that
date. t ' -
Red Cross Chapter
The Perquimans Red Cross Chapter
has recently received material for
the sewing and making of 50 pairs
of bedroom slippers, 100 hospital
bedside bags, 25 pai-s of pajamas
and 144 kit bags, it was announced
The Chapter urges persons who
will help on these items to see the
leaders on their respective streets.
The Home Demonstration Clubs have
volunteered to make the paJaTiias,
while Mrs. S. T. Sutton, Mrs. Charles
Whedbee and Mrs. Charles White
' will make the bedroom slippers. The
I biggest job is the making of the 1 4-1
j kit bags and bedside bags,
j The Chapter also needs more vol
, unteers to help knit sweaters. Mixs
I Kate ISlanchard and Mrs. Mark
j Hathaway have the wool and volun
I teers are asked to contact these la-
dies for material. Several hospital
sweaters are now ready for ship
ment, and others having sweaters
I completed are asked to turn thern, in
i so they may be included in the ship
j ment to headquarters.
Endorses Evans For
The I'oard of Commissioners for
Perquimans County went on record,
in their meeting held at the Court
House on Monday, endorsing Merrill
Evans, of Ahoskie, for the position
as a member of the State Highway
Commission, representing the First
Mr. Evans, from all reports, will
probably be the man named to the
post, having served as State Senator
for the past two terms he knows
well the conditions throughout the
district, especially the serious needs
for much improvement in the roads
in this section.
The endorsement of Mr. EvanH for
the post was mailed to Governor
Gregg Cherry, who is expected to
name new members to the Commis
sion within a short time.
The Board also went on record as
favoring a bill to be presented to
I the General Assembly requesting an
j increase in pay for jurors serving in
I'erquimans courts, and an increase I
in the stipend set up for members of
I the lfoard of Commissioners. At the
I present, jurors are paid two dollars
per day, plus mileage. Under the
bill, jurors would receive three dol
lars per day, plus mileage. The
present pay for Commissioners is
four dollars per meeting. This would
be increased to $7.50, under the bill.
j A delegation, representing
, committee raising funds for till
I A Hpleirntinn renrespntimr Hie
I quimans Memorial Athletic Field,
1 aPPeare(l before the Commissioners
; a,nd ,askfd for a contribution toward
uie iuiiu. i ne mailer was uiKen un-
der consideration by the Board
a report on this is expected at
next meeting of the Commissioners.
World Day Of Prayer
At Methodist Church
Friday, February 16
World Day of Prayer services will
be held at the First Methodist
Church in Hertford on Friday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock on February 16,
it was announced here this week.
The three churches of Hertford
will join together for this service
and the public is cordially invited.
The meeting will be held in the Sun
day School room at the Methodist
Church in order that fuel may he
conserved by not heating the church
Auto Wreck Injures
Three Persons Here
Three persons were injured in an
auto collision on the Edenton Road
Sunday night, when James Owens, of
Elizabeth City, ran his car into the
back of a truck owned by White &
Monds, which was parked on the
The injured were Mr1. Owens, his
wife and son. All three went to
the hospital for treatment. Mr. and
Mrs. Owens received slight injuries,
but the young boy was kept at the
hospital for further observation.
According to officials, the collis
ion occurred near Mathews Barbecue
Station, and the truck was without a
driver, it having been reported stol
en a short time before the accident
happened, and evidently driven to the
spot and deserted.
W. S. C S. TO MEET
WITH MRS. J. W. OVERTON
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of Woodland Methodist )
Church will meet with Mrs. J. W.
Overton Wednesday, February 14. at
All members are urged to be pres
ent, and visitors are welcome.
West Albemarle Boy
Scout District Gets
Tidewater Council Has
Gain of 1,118 Dur
Meeting in the Edenton Municipal
Building last week, officers and
Scouters of the West Albemarle Dis
trict of the Tidewater Council of
Boy Scouts appointed committees for
the year, discussed the observance of
Boy Scout Week February 8-14, and
formulated plans for a course in in
struction for regular and new Scout
ers under the direction of John A.
Holmes, chairman of the Leadership
and Training Committee.
The various chairmen and commit
tees appointed follow:
District Chairman Richard P.
Baer, H, Edenton.
District Vice Chairman Jonas S.
District Commissioner, Geddes B.
Executive Board Representative
W. 1). Holmes, Jr., Edenton.
Finance Committee Henry Gard
ner, Chairman, Edenton; Joe Towe,
Hertford, and Hazlett Rountree, of
Organization and Extension Com
mittee Max Campbell, Chairman,
Hertford; Tex Lindsey, Edenton, and
Douglas Freeman, Gates.
Camping and Activities Committee
C. T. Griffin, Chairman, Edenton,
and Dr. A. B. Bonner, Hertford.
Leadership and Training Commit
tee John A. Holmes, Chairman,
Edenton; H. A. Campen, Edenton,
and Charles Vann, Hertford.
Advancement Committet! Philip S.
McMullan, Chairman, Edenton; J. A.
Mitchener, Jr., Edenton, and Henry
Clav Sullivan, Hertford.
Health and Safety Committee
Dr. Wallace Griffin, Chairman, Eden
ton, Julian White, Hertford, and Dr.
During Boy Scout Week each troop
in the district will be inspected and
to begin the celebration a oys' Night
meeting was held Thursday nignT at
the U. S. Marine Corps Air Station in
Edenton, sponsored by the Edenton
Rotary Club. Barbecue was served
and present at the affair were Scouts
and Scouters from the two Edenton
troops, Nos. 156 and 170, Troop 158
of Hertford and Troop 159 of Sun
bury. Special guests at the meeting
were Eugene L. Graves of Norfolk,
Va., member of the Tidewater Coun
cil, and Charles W. Johnston, of
i Portsmouth, Va., chairman of the
I Council's Advancement Committee,
i Mr. Johnston will make the principal
address for the occasion.
Richard Baer and William D.
Holmes attended a meeting of the
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Tidewater Council, held in Ports-
j mouth, Va., Monday night, where
they were informed that at the close
of 1944 there were 6,646 Scouts,
Cubs and leaders enrolled in the
Tidewater Council, which represent
ed a gain of 1,118 during the year.
There are now 3,715 Scouts in the
district, 1,189 Scout leaders, 566
Cubs and 176 Cub leaders. During
the year 3,652 merit badges were
awarded, and 33 were advanced to
the rank of Eagle Scouts.
Shelton G. Chapped
Now Third Member
Local Draft Board
Perquimans County's Draft Board,
incomplete for the past two months,
now has its third member and will
begin the task of reviewing files of
local registrants in preparation for
filling future calls.
An announcement was made early
this week that Shelton G. Chappell,
of Belvidere, had been named, and
had accepted the position as the
third member of the Board. The
other two members are Jonas R. Fut
rell and Charles E. White.
The Board is expected to meet
sometime this week and reorganize,
naming one of the members as chair
man of the Board.
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Board, stated this week all clerks of
Draft Boards in this area would at
tend a meeting in Edenton on Friday
for the purpose of receiving addi
tional instructions and information
regarding the Draft Board's work in
aiding returning veterans to find employment.
A prayer meeting sponsored by the
Hertlord Baptist Church will meet
Tuesday afternoon, February 13, at
3:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ben h
Wood. A cordial welcome to all.. .