f MOUIMAMS WEEKLY
A VEZCLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume XII. Number 7.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, February 16, 1945?
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tor War Bond.
Blue prints for the concluding of
the war in - Europe and establish
ment of world peace were drawn up
at a meeting of President Roosevelt,
Churchill and Stalin, held during the
past two weeks at Yatla, in the Cri
mea, At the conclusion of the meet
ing the- Big Three announced the
were in complete accord on ideas
dealing with Germany, and condi
tions expected, following the end of ,
the European WM. They agreed that 1
Nazism must go and that Germany
must be stripped of her militarism
for all tildes'. PlM were drawtTfor
the occupation of Germany, follow
ing her collapse, by armies of the big
three and ranee it ttiat nation de
sires. Reaction to the announce
ment of the Big Three, in Berlin,
was explosive. The German leaders
swore the agreement was one of
hate, that they would never agree to
such terms, but they will agree after
the Allies beat them into uncondi
The Kussian tioops still .stand 112
miles from Berlin on the direct East
ern front, but have gained consider
able territory in the attempt to cut
off the port of Stettin on the north,
thus severing the Berlin supply line
from the Baltic. Reports from neu
trals state Berlin is in a state of
seige, and that the Gestapo has
been maintaining order by execu
tions. On the western front Canadian and
British forces have captured Kleve,
important anchor of the eigired
line, while the American TiiirU Ana
has taken the' hub city of Pruem.
The Germans still claim an all out
offensive is about to be started by
General Eisenhower, on the western
front Just back from the meeting
ofi the Big Three, Jimmy Byrnes
stated Wednesday that by next month
the United States would have n on;
men in action than ever before,
General MacArthur's troops have
split the Island of Luzon in the
Philippines by driving across its
oertter, whiter elements of the Sixth
Artny continue to mop up suicide
squads of Japs seeking to destroy
Manila. The : Americans .have, seiz
ed the naval base of Cavite, and of
ficial report the fight for Manila is
almost ended. Meanwhile the Japs
admit heavy damage has been done
by, the Superforta raiding the Jap
mainland, and announce war plants
are being moved to Manchuria.
First Selected i Back
From Overseas Duty
George Butler, son of Mrs. George
Butler, of Hertford, arrived home
Saturday after having served over
sea in the armed forces for more
.than two years. ,
The first man in Perquimans to en
tter; the armed forces through Selec-1
uvs4 pernce cnanneis, jmr. uuuer man our own town, carries a wiae
volunteered foe service and left here assortment of news and advertise
in December, 1940. Be toojt basic ments, but seemingly , is curtailed
trafnug at Fort Bragg and later was !
shipped everaas U the- Pacific area,.
He Is also-' the first Perquimans
soldier to .return from, the' China, w J772 and is now in Its 173rd year
Burma-India front, where he saw ie-lof serving the : peopli? pf Hertford
tioo against me Japanese. , i
Round Up Time for Nazis
tows, after H hM been erernm by mold
tauemgs are seing nmm Keep eer
Clubs Plan Fat Drive;
Council Met February 9
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Home 'Demonstration Clubs will
conduct an extensive drive for the
collection of waste fats during the
month of March, it was announced
at a meeting of the Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs held Friday,
February 9. Every individual is
urged to carry all waste fats to the
Agriculture Building in Hertford
during next month to assist in the
Edgar J. Hill, director of the
Hertford USO, was guest speaker at
the meetings last week, and he gave
the members a word picture of the
United Service Organizations.
The Council will sponsor the
County 4-H Dress Revue to be held
in" June award will be offered
for winners in both junior and senior
It was voted to donate to the Coun
ty Library a copy of the book "When
We're Green We Grow." This book
gives the story of Home Demonstra
tion Clubs in North Carolina from its
beginning up to the present time.
One Draft Call For
Reorganization of the Perquimans.
County Draft Board is expected to j
take place this week, upon receipt of
the -nomination of Shelton G. Chap
pell's name from ..the State office.
The Board, now composed of . Mr.
Chappell, J. K. Putrell and Charles
E. White., will tjoon begin the task of
reviewing an(l reclassifying' a large
number of registrants? affected by
the recently anjnejmijed changes in the
Selective Servfce regulations,,..
! Mrs. Ruthfiahl)n);jcferk.4of the
Board, . annqasVced Monday that Per
quimans -County will be called upon
to fill one induction call for two col
ored registrants, for the month of
M-irch. The call for four colored
men for this month was cancelled
because the new Board had insuffi
cient time to select men for the call.
A number of registrants, whose de
ferments ran out while - the Per
quimans Board was without two
members, have had their files for
warded to the Appeal Board for ac
tion oo their classificaibn. However,
inasmuch as a number of these reg
istrants fall into the & to 26 age
bracket, it is unlikely that the Ap
peal Board will grant continued de
ferment since new regulations state
that all registrants of this age group
may expect to be called up.
Editor Receives Copy
Hertford, Eng., Paper
Max Campbell, edito? of the Per
quimans Weekly, this Week received
a copy of the Hertfordshire Mercury,
a newspaper published at Hertford,
England. The copy evidently was
sent the; local editor by one of the
county men now stationed with the
armed forces in England.
The Mercury, published for Hert
f ord, England, several; -times larger
considerably by the ( shortage of
newsprint. ... .
The English paper was established
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Indians Out Point
Yellow Jackets To
Revenge Early Loss
Perquimans High School's basket
ball team won revenge against the
Elizabeth City Yellow Jackets for a
defeat handed the locals on the Eliza
beth City court two weeks ago by
downing the Jackets in a close game
here Wednesday night. The final
score was Perquimans 27, Jackets 24.
It was a nip and tuck affair
throughout the entire game and the
outcome was in doubt until the final
minute, when the Indians forged
ahead to a four point lead. This was
cut to. a final three point victory on el
charity toss by the visitors.
The Yellow Jackets opened fast to
gain a 7-3 advantage at the close of
the first period, controlling the ball
most of this quarter the Indians were
finding it difficult to get started. In
the second quarter the Indians tight
ened their defense and set out to get
some baskets themselves and ran up
13 points while holding Elizabeth
City to six. The score at half time
was Perquimans 16, Jackets 13.
The entire second half was a re
peat performance of the first, both
teams gaining the lead several times,
but Elizabeth City out-pointed the
locals 9 to 5 during the third period.
The score at the three-quarter mark
stood 22-21 in favor of the Jackets.
During the final period the Indians
knotted the count at 23-all and went
on to win, holding the visitors to two
foul tosses during the period while
they hit for three two-pointers.
Coach Max Campbell started the
game with Nowell and Wilson at for
ward. White at center and Berry and
Wood at guards. While the Jacket
lineup, was Henderson, Woodley,
Brinson, Price and Holmes. The In
dians score was chalked up by Nowell
counting 11, White 9 and Berry 7.
Brinson tallied 9 for the Jackets,
Henderson got 7, Woodley 4, Price
and Holmes two each.
.: The victory was number 9 for the
Indian's out of eleven games played
thus far; this season. The two de
feats handed the local cagers were
by Elizabeth City and Greenville.
Jap Youths Held
ior Sttiior Court
Two Negro youths, David and Jack
Coston, were bound over for trial at
the April term of Superior Court on
charges of assault and highway rob
bery by Judge Charles E. Johnson in
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning. The youths are
being held on a 500 bond.
Probable cause was found in the
case after the State presented testi
mony in the lower court showing that
the Costons assaulted Adam Parker,
Negro, after the latter had shown a
roll of bills in a local cafe.
The defense contended that the
money belonged to the Costons and
they were taking it after Parker re
fused to give the money to the de
fendants. SUFFERS FRACTURED I EG
Carroll Hurdle, son of Mrs. Fenton
Hurdle, suffered a fractured upper
leg when he jumped from an old
shelter, He is getting along as well
as can be expected.
USO Training Course
For Volunteers To
Begin February 21st
National Officers Will
Lead Joint Meeting
With Edenton (iroup
An USO training course far volun
teer workers, with special emphasis
on GSO work, will be v. nducted
jointly by the Hertford-Kdenlon USO
I Clubs, beginning Wednesday night,
j February 21, for four consecutive
I Wednesday nights. The first two
meeti.igs will lie joint affair-: of the
! workers of the two clubs, and the
third and fourth meeting.-, will be
held separately, according t" Edgar I
I Hill, director of the li.V.iord USO '
The meetings will be held in the
Sunday School auditorium of the
Hertford Methodist Church, each
Wednesday evening at b:lo o'clock.
Mr. Hill announced that the first
meeting will be under th.' direction
of Mrs. Mildred Gleichauf, Associate
1'rogram Director from the New
York office of the USO. Mrs. Glei
chauf has worked in UiSO Clubs prior
to working in the head office and, as
a result, has lots of first hand in
formation which "local USO officials
believe will be of help to local
Kenneth S. Dale, of the Regional
USO office, will be in charge of the
fourth and last meeting. He is well
acquainted with this region and with
USO work in general and the local
club feels itself fortunate in being
able to obtain him for this series of
The speakers for the second and
third meetings will be announced
later, Mr. Hill said. All GSOs will
be expected to attend at least three
) of the meetings and as many of the
senior hosts and hostesses as canbre
asked to be present for these meet
ings. In addition to the national offi
cials scheduled to take part in the
training courses, both Mr. Hill and
Miss Margaret Pearson, Staff Assist
ant at the Jesai club, and Abe Martin,
Director of the Edenton USO, will
have part in conducting the pro-
Slight Increase In
Issued This Week
A slight increase in the number of
certificates issued for the purchase
of new tires, was noted in the list
released this week by the local Oi'A
office. Mrs. Helen Davenport, clerk
of the Board, stated that a total of
32 motorists was given permits to
Passenger type permits went to:
George W. Nowell, 1; D. W. Wil
liams, 1; Willie Archie, 2; C. R.
Chappell, 1; W. A. Harrell, 1; S. W.
Morgan, 2; Alton Moore, 1; Thomas
Mathews, 2; R. R. Chappell, 1; R. R.
White, 2; Iredell Hoffler, 1; C. T.
Skinner, 1; J. E. Copeland, 1; A. H.
Edwards, 2; Max Campbell, 1; Ben
Owens, 2; T. R. Wlnslow, 1; J. P.
Chesson, 2; D. J. Rogerson, 2; John
nie Hollowell, 2; H. F. Simons, 1; C.
V. Ward, 1; Gustave Koch, 2; J. E.
Winslow, 2, and Bertha C. Lane, 1.
Truck and tractor type: William
Cartwright, 2; T. B. Sumner, 2;
Board of Education, 2; W. L. Archie,
2; J. T. Harris, 1; Ernest Morgan,
2, and H. R. Miller, 1.
Squaws Lose Game
To Elizabeth Gty
In a preliminary game to the Indians-Yellow
Jacket game Wednes
day night, the Indian Squaws lost a
hard fought game to the Elizabeth
City girls by a margin of 27 to 20.
The visiting team jumped into a 9-6
lead during the first quarter and the
local team was unable to overcome
that advantage. The score at the
end of the half was 15-9 for Elisabeth
The Squaws out-scored the Lady
Jackets 6 to 5 in the third period to
close the gap to 20-15, but the visit
ing girls racked up seven points to
Perquimans' five in the final frame to
win by a seven point advantage.
Wood, Mansfield and Webb did the
Bcorihg for Perquimans, while Hick
man and Russell counted for all of
Elizabeth City's points.
WCTU MEETS WEDNESDAY
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will meet at the home of
Mrs. Charles Skinner on Wednesday
afternoon, February 21, at 8:30
o'clock. . All members are urged to
New Chairman Named
For Red Cross Drive
Mrs. R. S. Monds, Jr., has been
named to act as chairman of the
Perquimans County Red Cross War
Fund drive which opens here March 1,
according to an announcement made
this week. Miss Frances Maness has
been named to serve as co-chairman.
A meeting of the officials of the
Perquimans County Red Cross Chap
ter was held Thursday night for the
purpose of outlining plans for hold
ing the annual drive, and these will
be announced, along with the coun
ty's quota, in next week's paper.
It is believed that the goal this
year will be approximately the same
as last year, somewhere around five
thousand dollars. As in the past two
years, the drive will include the an
nual roll call as well as additional
funds needed by the lied Cross to
carry out war work.
Indians Down South
Mills By One Point
Margin Friday flight
Squaws Win Easily In
Girls' Contest; Two
Games This Week
Ladv I.urk smilfwt nn flip Pnr.
quimans Indians last Friday night
and permitted them to nose out the
South (Mills basketball team by a one
point margin, 26 to 25, in the final
thirty seconds of the game. The
game was the final one in the Rural
Conference for the Indians and gain
ed for them their first rural confer
ence title. The Indians won all
games from conference opponents for
Opening on a fast break play, the
Indians hit for two points and for a
short while looked like they might
run awav from the South Mills hov
but the host team came right back
and tallied a two-pointer and from
then on the Camden County boys con
trolled the ball game. They led
throughout the entire game from two
to six points and it was only through
exerted efforts Vt the Indians ;- '
final minutes of the irnv ...at n
j tory was won.
j The score at the end of the !...,t
ie:-i-d was South Mill- s Indians ;
1 Hi- second qua' ,. !.. ,ith ..Iin.
; rack.-d up five niuie i ts, while
! holding the Indians lo o,n ione bas
ket, the score at half-time hoiiig 1,'t
! to '.I in favor of South Mills.
j The Indians managed to play ::
even terms during tlie third qu.ter,
and each team scored seven points.
In the final quarter the local basket
eers tallied ten points to South Mills
live and won by one point.
'1 he Indian Squaws, in a prelimin
ary game to the hoys' game, won
easily from the South Mills girls, 18
to 10. Coach Janet I
I second string team throughout most
of the game, giving them experience
i for play in the forthcoming Rural
v.onierence tourney. The Squaws
tallied six points in the opening
stanza, while South Mills counted one
foul toss. In the second period, the
Squaws moved their total up to 12
points to five for South Mills.
Six more points were added to the
Squaws score during the third period,
while the host team scored three
points in the final canto, the Indian
girls failed to score, South Mills
gained one basket to increase their
totaj to ten.
Killed In Action
Another Perquimans County boy
has made the supreme sacrifice for
his country, according to word re
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wins
low of Belvidere, who were notified
that their son, Pvt. Joshua Edward
Winslow, was killed somewhere in
Prance on January 25, 1945.
Pvt. Winslow was 36 years old and
had lived in Norfolk prior to enter
ing the armed forces in January,
1944. He had been overseas since
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Vir
ginia Durham Winslow, and daugh
ter, Gloria; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Winslow; four sisters,
Mary, Annie and Delia Winslow of
Whiteston, Mrs. Linwood Hobbs of
Winfall ahd three brothers, Asa ef
Norfolk, Bennie of Whiteston and
Staff Sergeant Charlie E. Winslow,
Jr., now somewhere in France.
COTTAGE PRAYER MEETING
The weekly cottage prayer meet
ing of the Baptist Church will be
held with Mrs. Lena Gregory, at her
home on Dobb Street, Tuesday after
noon, February ,20, at 3:30 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited,
Bill Extending Town
Limits Expected In
Assembly This Week
Little Opposition Ex
pressed to Proposed
A bill calling for extension of the
town limits of Hertford is expected
to be presented in the Legislature
this week by W. W. White, Perquim
ans Representative, according to in
formation given this paper Tuesday.
The bill will call for an election to
he held some time prior to August 1,
1U45, at which the residents of the
area affected and those of the Town
of Hertford would vote for or against
the proposal. If the referendum is
carried, the proposed extension would
be incorporated into the Town on
January 1, 11)46.
Mr. White met with a number of
property owners affected by the bill
last Friday night, and little opposi
tion was then expressed to the mea
sure. Two property owners definite
ly were opposed, while a few gave no
indication of their desire. There
were several who expressed the de
sire that their propertv be taken in.
Members of the Town Board, in
meeting on Monday night, expressed
themselves on the matter by saying
that unless the proposed extension
area is incorporated into the town it
will be necessary to suspend fire de
partment protection to the area, and
that the Town would be forced to
charge a fee for sewerage and water
service now extended to the section.
These services are now being tend
ered the residents of the affected
area at no additional cost, and the
members of the Board are of the
opinion that these services can no
longer be offered to an area not a
part of the Town unless at a highrr
cost than that being paid by citizens
of the Town.
The final decision on the hill pr -posing
the extension of the Town
limits will rest with the people ther -selves,
when they vote on the mea
sure at the called election.
A""ther bill- to be presented in the
. s -( 1 1 1 1 ly would give the police de
' p. n il. lent of Hertford the authority to
n:aki- arrests within a two mile ra-
i 3 1 of tin- Town's limits for viola
tions of the law committed inside the
On Perquimans High
School Honor Roll
Twenty-seven students won schol
astic honors and had their names
listed on the honor roll at Perquim
ans High School at the end of the
first semester, according to F. T.
The students winning high grades
Post Graduate Kula Mae Morgan.
11. A Bill Murray, Ann Mathews,
Marjorie White, Myrtle Whedbee,
Esther Winslow, Joann Winslow and
10-A Dotmegan Lane, Molly
Oakey, Faye Winslow, and Mary L.
9-B Lauraatine Britton, Doris
Butt, Reggie Tucker.
9-B Eugene Hurdle and Madelyn
8-1 Leila Winslow; 8-2 Marie
Rountree, Clarkson White, Thelma
White; 8-a-Mary Lou Butt, Betty
Chappell, Pearl Hunter, Marietta Jol
liff, Pat Morris and Lindsey Reed.
Each student, to win honor roll
mention, received a grade of B-plus,
or higher upon each subject taken.
Town Board Sets
Deadline For Tags
March 15 will be the last day for
Hertford's motorists to drive their
cars without purchasing and display
ing the 1945 Town's auto tag, with
out facing arrest and court action.
Mayor V. N. Darden announced this
week. Mr. Darden stated the Town
Board voted this action at a meeting
Monday night, and at the same time
the Board voted the same deadline
date for dog owners to purchase 1945
Both licenses are now available at
the Town Office and motorists and
dog owners are urged to buy licenses
now to save possible trouble later.
The Board voted to withdraw its
letter cancelling the Town's contract
with the VEP for the purchase of
electric power during the next five
years. The present contract expires
January 1, with an option for an ad
ditional five years unless the contract
4 it j,