North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume X1L Number 8.
Hertford, Jfercjfflmans County; North Carolina Friday, Feoruary 23, 1945.
$1.50 Fer Year
;;Ee,d Cross War Fund Drive Starts March 1st
After pounding the Jap homeland
for several days, the U. S. Navy
landed an' invasion force of Marines
on the -island of Iwo Jima early this
week, and reports from Guam an
nounce the landing troops are now
engaged with the Japs in one of the
bitterest battles of the Pacific. It
has been reported the Japs had some
twenty thousand soldiers on Iwo Jima,
but the 11. S. Marines, . according to
reports Wednesday, had captured
about one-third of the island. In the
air attacks on Tokyo the Navy re
ported some 1,400 planes bombed im
portant installations there. The in
vasion of Iwo was preceded by a ter
rific naval bombardment by air and
heavy guns
Canadian and British troops, in
their offensive at the northern tip of
the! Seigfried line, have crashed
through the German central point of
Gbfch, which places them at the gate
waV of i the Ruhr valley. British
General Montgomery, in an order of
the1 Say. earlier this week, called on
to deliver the KnocK-out
the Germans facing the
Meanwhile, at two points
western front, U. S. troops of
Patton'i Third Army have
rains through the west
Patton'i troops are now push-
it the Moselle Valley. Reports
the Germans are offering
Oa the eastern front Red armies
have; continued to pash ahead through
Carinas resistance, but the drive for
Berlin has slowed down as compared
with the attack of a week ago. The
Russians are consolidating their po
sitions to the north and south of
Berlin, wiping out pockets of Ger
mans previously bypassed by the at
tacking Jtasaians. Gctofltipna inside
.aL- " i i i til i A
Denra, wmcn nas ueen uiv ay .mueu
warplanes, is reported extremely bad.
Food riots have been reported as well
as typhus epidemics. One commenta
tor this week stated conditions in
side Germany now are comparable
with October, 1918. Neutral sources
report Hitler has ordered German
troops . out of northern Italy, and
Italian Fascists are making attempts
to save themselves as best they can.
General MacArthur reported this
week that Japanese resistance in
Manila has been reduced to an area
of about one square mile. The Japs
are reported to be showing utmost
savagery as they are herded into
.-pockets on annihilation. The U. S.
troops, landed late last week on
Corregidor are mopping up the re
maining Japs on that tiny island in
the Manila Bay.
It was revealed this week that
President Roosevelt and Prime Min
ister Churchill met at Alexandria
following the Big Three meeting, and
mapped out plans for the knock-out
blow to the Japs. Churchill pledged
anew that Great Britain would lend
full support to the American effort
, to bring the Pacific war to a' close.
N',ght dubs and other amusement
spots in America, were effected 07 an
order Issued this week br War Mo-
bilizer Byrne,' who announced that
beginning Monday such places must
be dosed by midnight The order
was mad in an effort to further con
serve fuel and electric power.
iltlrh atoErd Issues
3lL':TTire Permits
' Thirty-one; motorists were issued
certificates to' purchase new tires; by
'the Perquimans Ration Board at its
last meeting, . Mrs.' Helen Davenport,
xJerk of the Boar4, stated en Monday-
Passenger Type- permits . went to
y. A, UmpHlett, irV&'auriter; 5
Zack Phillips, 2; Norman Elliott, 2;
ings, 1; Lawrence, perry, k 1 N.
Hollowell, 2; Clifton Griffin, J J. E.
Twine, 2; Eddie Harrell, 1; : W. JL
Elliott 21 Henry Mallory, J:'- J, -JB.
Davenport, 2; State Highway Patrol,
2; I N. Rountree, 2; I D. Chappell,
? .Garland Lane, 2; W. L.' Jessup, 8;
J. ii, Newby, J. CTMonds;. 1;
Ivichard Blocker,, 2; W. F. Tarkenton,
2; James Hunter, 2; G. D." Gardner,
i G. X Fordyce, J; J. T. Blaire, 1,
id R. C. JHurray, 1. .
' 1 Truck Type George Armstrong, 2;
W. IL V. inslow, - 1, and Board of
Education, 4. - , V .
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Soil Conservation
District Enlarged By
Local Representative
Explains Set-up of
Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck
counties have been added to the Al
bemarle Soil Conservation District, it
was announced here this week. The
farmers in the ab-jvc th'.ve to.mties
recently made a petition to come into
the Albemarle District, and the ne
cessary measures were made and ap
proved. The Albemarle Conservation
District was originally composed of
Chowan and Perquimans counties.
A Soil Conservation District is not
a government agency F. A. McGoogan
pointed out. It is organized under
and in accordance with the respective
State law, is a legally constituted po
litical subdivision of the State, just
as is a county, municipality, school
district or other local unit of govern
ment. It has rights and responsi
bilities which are exercised by the
board of district supervisors which
functions in an executive and manag-j
ing capacity as the governing body
of the district.
"The primary purpose of soil con
servation districts is to outline and
put into effect a program of conserva
tion of soil and soil resources and the
prevention and control of soil ero
sion," said Mr. McGoogan.
The strongest asset of the soil con
servation district is that it is locally
gqverned and, jsontrolled by farmers
themselves, aw"perates under a soil
conservation' Ingram which it has
developed to Jimeet its particular
needs. It is ofcresponaible to any
Federal or 8tatgency, and well
may be considered a working ex
ample of eooperativaeffort at its best.
Inasmuch-s th Koi I Conservation
p&"rfje Soil " -Conservation
Districts nave such similar objectives,
it is to be expected that they would
have much in common. The Soil
Conservation Service will, upon re
quest and if facilities permit, enter
into a supplemental memorandum of
understanding with the district. Un
der the terms of this memorandum,
the services agree to furnish certain
technical assistance and specified
quantities of available materials,
supplies and equipment
When the Albemarle Soil Conserva
tion District was formed the Soil
Conservation Service detailed R. G
Jordan to work in Chowan County
and F. A. McGoogan to work in Per
quimans County.
R.F. Turtle Will Aid
In Filing Tax Returns
Here March 7 To 10
The State Department of Revenue
will have its representative, Deputy
Commissioner R. F. Tuttle, at the
Court House, Hertford, on March 7,
6, 9 and 10, to assjst those who may
need help"' in preparing their income
and intangible'ta returns for North
Carolina. V
All married menljying with wife
and receiving income of $2,000 or
more, all married women receiving
income separate frdhiTh htwiband in
amount of $1,000 or "nwire, all 'grngle
persons having incomes of t!,000 or
more, are required to file a return.
Husband and wife cannot file a Joint
1 AH persons owning stocks, bonds,
notes, mortgages or having money on
hand not deposited in banks, or de
posited in banks outside the State,
and all persons having accounts re
ceivable, are required to file an, in
tangible tax return.
Failure to file a return, whether
taxable or non taxable, if in the liable'
amounts; subjects one to severe penalties.-
Deputy Tuttle will cheerfully
assist those who may need his help,
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twai Spldier Wins '"'
Cippd Conduct Ribboprt
'PfcWilliam E. WilUams, son of
Mr. and Mrs, VT,. H. Williams of
Route 8, has recently been- awarded
the. good conduct ribbon,' the Euro
pean Theatre of Operations Ribbon,
with three bronie stars for. cam
paigns in their Area, aceordinf to
word received here, - ,
Pvt. Williams entered the service
in April, 1942, and has been iter-
Draft Board To Call
16 Men During March
Perquimans County's draft board
will call up a total of 16 men during
the month of March, Mrs. Huth Sum
ner, clerk of the board, announced
this week. Two of the number will
be ordered to report for induction
into the armed forces on March 1,
and the other 14 will be called up
for prc-induction examinations.
The calls, two colored registrants
for induction on March 1, will be
filled by Horace Wiggins and Clifton
Jenkins. On March 6, five more col
ored registrants will be called to re
port for examinations.
On March 27, nine white registrants
wil' b' sent to Fort Bragg to re
ceive their pre-induction examina
tions. Thus far the board has no induc
tion call for white men during next
Lt Col. Crawford
Killed In Action In
Philippine Islands
Lieut.-Col. William R. Crawford,
United States Army, 30, was killed
in action in the Philippine Islands
on February 6, according to informa-'
tion released by the War Department
last week.
The young Army officer was the
only son of the late Captain Louis R.
Crawford, a flyer in World War I,
and Mrs. Crawford of Hertford. He
was a grandson of the late D. Wil
liam Riddick.
Survivors include nis wife, the
former Miss Mary SheLbourne of
Washington, N. C; his motheij Mrs,l
L. R. Crawford: one sister, Mrs.
Louise Woods, and two nephews.
" Lieut.-Col. Crawford, a graduate of
I est Point, Class of 1937, attained
the rank of major at the age of 27
and that of lieutenant-colonel before
his thirtieth birthday. He was pick
ed for the general staff also prior
to this date.
At the time of his death he was at
tached to the llth Airborne Group,
stationed in the Philippines. He was
among the first officers to volunteer
their services in the organization of
paratroopers in the U. S. Army, but
he was ordered overseas before being
assigned. After two years service
at an outpost in the South Atlantic,
he returned to this country and again
requested duty with the paratroopers
and was so assigned. After gradu
ating from the Paratroop School at
Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned
with the llth Division in the Pacific.
He served throughout the Leyte cam
paign and was awarded the Bronze
Star medaL for meritorious achieve
ment, following the 'close of the Leyte
At the time of his death, Col.
Crawford Was with his division in the
attack which led to the recapture of
the city of Manila.
Navy Chaplain In
Southwest Pacific
Chaplain Paul S. Sanders, formerly
attached to the Harvey Point Naval
Auxiliary Air Station, is now some
where in the Southwest Pacific, he
wrote The! Perquimans Weekly re
cently. His address is: Chaplain
PivS. Satjders, USNR, 6th Mar. Div
Med. Brii" Hq., Fleet Post Office, San
Francisco, Calif.
In his letter to the local editor,
Chaplain Sanders said, "I've come a
long way from Harvey Point, tra
versed many a weary mile, and seen
all kinds of places and people. It's
been interesting, and so far, rather
"However, tucked away in my
memory is a corner I reserve espe
cially for the people of Hertford and
Perquimans County, and for Harvey
Point. You people were 'so gracious
and kind I could not help loving you.
My work at the base was rich and
full and satisfying and the contacts
I maoVamong you will bring Joy to
my heart as of ten as I think of that
"land of beautiful women" and of
beautiful mobns and beautiful friend
ships. For I believe the glory of the
South is not altogether a departed
one, but also a matter for future ref
erence." ' -
The cottage prayer meeting of the
Baptist Church will meet Tuesday,
February 27, at 3:30 P. M.. with
Mrs. Will Hoffler t he noma on
Grubb .street The public is invited
to attend.' ... "-
Indians Top Chowan
Cagers For Ninth
Victory This Season
Squaws Win Easily In
Game With Chowan
Girls' Team
Off to a slow rUiri during f'e first
quarter, which ended 5 to ' in their
favor, the Perquimans Indi... . turned
on the power during tiie lOniaindcr
of the game to chalk up tin ir ninth
basketball victory of this season at
the expense of the Covan High
School quintet. The t'mul score wai
Perquimans 38, Chowan 28.
omim-u inu iigK11-' i
ot the entue starting line-up, the
Indians became the masters of the
tfame during the second quarter and
ran their score to 11 points, while
Chowan tallied seven. During the
third period the Indians, led by some
good shooting on the part of Wilson
and White, increased their score by
11 more points to hold a 22-14 lead i
A as the last quarter opened.
lhe Indians showed mucl improve
ment in their floor work, as well as
their shooting, and during the last
period, after the Indians had in
creased their lead to 12 points, Coach
Max Campbell began substituting his
string of reserves. In the final canto
xhe Indians
rolled up another 16
points while Chowan scored 14 points.
The scoring for Perquimans was
almost equally divided between White, I day night for the purpose of report
Wilson, Noweir, Berry and Wood,' Ing on the work accomplished to
while Evans was best for Chowan,
collecting 11 of his team's 28 points.
The game was played on the Chowan
floor and was hard fought through
out, but aside from the opening
minutes of play,
were v-ompletely
the Chowan boys
outclassed by the!
the preliminary game the In-
Squaws won easily from the
Chowan girls by a 31 to 7 count,
Coach Lister used her entire team in
the playing, substituting frequently
after the second half began and the
Squaws were leading by a score of 22
to 6. During the first period the
Squaws gained an eight to six ad-1 '
vantage and in the second frame
rolled up 14 points while holding the
host team to one lone basket. In the
third period the local six eased off
and each team counted for six points.
Chowan out-shot' the local girls in
the final quarter, counting for five
points while Perquimans tallied
three. The final score was Squaws
31, Chowan 17.
T. S. Broughton Dies
At Vets' Hospital;
Funeral Wednesday
Thomas Sidney Broughton, 47, died
at the Veterans Hospital in Augus
ta, Ga., early Sunday morning. He
was a native of Perquimans County
and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vera
Hemmingway Broughton, formerly of
Dunn, twin sons, Julian H. and Sid
ney C. Broughton, both of the U. S.
Naval Reserve; three sisters, Mrs.
Milton Dail, Mrs. Ed Harrell of near
Hertford and Mrs. Carrie Sitterson of
Edenton; nine brothers, John and
Harry of Hertford, Charles of Dunn,
T. Louis of Savannah, Ga., Sam
Broughton of Portsmouth, Julian and
Jesse Broughton of Detroit, and
John Gatling of Bethel and Wilford
Gatling of Suffolk.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at; 3 o'clock
from the Lynch Funeral Home with
the Rev. Howard G. Dawkins offici
ating. Interment was in Cedarwood
Pallbearers were Tom Perry. Ros
ert A. White, Charles Mathews,
Mark Gregory, Raymond Sk''r.r and
J. Emmett Winslow.
Fire, caused by the explosion of an
oil stove, completely destroyed the
home of Mr. and Mrs, Oscar Bunch,
at Hobbsville, on last Wednesday.
The house was burned to the ground
and no estimate of the loss was
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Miller,, of Route
Three, were notified last Sunday that
their , son, Henry Miller, had been
wounded in action while - serving
somewhere in the European Theatre
of Operations.
Chairman Announces
Cross War Fund Drive
Jack Jarvis Picked
As Ranking Student
Navy Training Base
Ensign Jack K. Jarvis, Jr., 24, I
CSNR, of Hertford, was recently j
selected by his division officer as a j
top student in his group of officer
trainees attending !iesel school at
the Amphibious Training Base, Cor
onado, Calif.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jar
vis of Hertford, IOnsign Jarvis attend
ed the University of Georgia Pie
Flight School, and was attached to
the Naval Air Corps from August,
l')V, to September, 1 f 1 4 .
Knsign Jarvis graduated from the
I niversitv
of North Carolina and
was active in football and wrestling
prior to entering the Navy August
28, 1942.
Committee Working
To Finish Canvass
Athletic Field Fund
Members of the committee of in
terested citizens who have been spon
soring the drive for funds to con
struct a modern athletic field at the
Perquimans High School met Tues-
date. It was announced by L. C.
Winslow, serving us treasurer of the
group, that $3,260 is now in hand.
The committee has learned through
contact with eauioment companies
that the total costs foi building the,
field as planned will be approxi- i
mately five thousand dollars, there- 1
J fore the group still needs $1,7(0 to
I complete the project.
They plan to continue the canvass
for funds one more week in :ui eli ci t
to raise the remainder needed lo
give this county an up-to-date ath
letic field. According to plans map
ped out Tuesday night, the comniit-
will solicit throughout the entire
county and the public
1 jperate by making
coul ri
to co-
j now.
Since th'e local group began this-
I drive for a modern field here in IV
quintans, several surrounding coun
ties have launched similar drives. In
Elizabeth City, it was announced,
the three civic clubs there will
shortly begin a drive to raise forty
thousand dollars to construct a city
stadium, and it has been reported
that Edenton also plans to revamp
its present field to make it equally as
good as any in this section.
Residents who desire to contribute
to this fund, but who have not been
asked by one of the committee, are
urged to hand their donations to any
one or the group working on the
plan, or contributions may be handed
to J. H. Towe, W. H. Pitt, Charlie
Vann, Fred Mathews, the Rev. B. C
Reavis or Clinton Eley. ,
The committee plats to begin con
struction on the field as rapidly as
possible after the funds have been
collected, in order that the field may
be ready for use by the high school's
football team next fall.
Speeders Top Docket
In Recorder's Court
Five of seven cases disposed of by
the Perquimans Recorder's Court this
week were for speeding violations,
and with all of the defendants enter
ing pleas of guilty, tho court was in
a short session, v
James Harris, V Negro, was fined
$100 and ordered to pay court cost?
after being found guilty of reckless
driving and hit and run.
Louis Holley was taxed with court
costs after pleading guilty to driving
without a license.
Robert Wallace was assessed a fine
bf $10 and ordered to pay the costs
on a charge of speeding.
Johnnie Riddick was fined $10 and
taxed with the costs on a speeding
Scott Harvey was ordered to pay
oourt costs after pleading guilty, to
Francis Owens was fined $50 and
ordered to pay the court costs for
speeding and driving recklessly.
Wheeler Jones was taxed with
costs of court on a charge of speed
Lieut, and Mrs. Edward Griffin an
nounce the birth of a son, born on
Sunday, February 18, in Elizabeth
City. Mother nnd baby are doing
nicely. Mrs. Griffin is the former
Miss Jean Newbold.
SoIicitDrs For Red
ieftig March 1
Perquimans County Is
Asked to Raise Goal
Of $5,200 By 15th
Mrs. R. S. Monds, Jr., chairman of
the 1943 lied Cross War Fund cam
paign in Perquimans County, this
week, in announcing the names of
solicitors who will conduct a house-to-house
canvass for funds, issued an
appeal to the pt.'ple . the county
to give liberally toward this cam
paign in order that the Red Cross
will he able to carry out completely
its program of aid to American sol
diers and sailors.
She stated, "Several years ago,
prior to the war, most people contri
buted one dollar each year for the
Red Cross roll call, and Perquimans
County's goal was $500, but that now,
with the needs so greatly increased
by the war, Perquimans is requested
to rais! the sum of $5,200 for the
1!M5 drive, and to raise this sum, the
great majority of givers must in
crease their contributions in like
amounts for us to conclude the drive
The War Fund drive will open here
on March 1, and the chairman and
her committee of workers hope to
complete the campaign by March 15,
that being the date set for the close
of the National canvass.
Solicitors named by Mrs. Monds
were: Initial Gifts, S. M. Whedbee,
A. VV. Hefren, C. P. Morris, V. N.
Darden, J. II. Towe and the Rev. I!.
C. Reavis.
For Hertford:
Mrs. 1). T. Wood;
West Hertford,
Housing I'roject,
Kdenton Road St.,
Dobb St., Mrs.
Grubb St., Mrs.
and Mrs. Julian
Mrs. Willis Jessui)
. Mrs. Martin Towe:
Mrs. Lilly Spivey
Charles Skinner;
Dennis llolliday
. White; Market St.
and Mrs. .Toyle' 1 niphlott ; Church
St.. Mrs. Walter Oakey. Jr., Mrs. J.
il. T...,. a:id Miss Nettie Day; Front
Aiis. ('. A. Davenport and Miss
Hi h no Nixon.
Iii the niial areas the drive will be
under the direction of Miss Frances
ilaness, who is serving as co-chairman,
and her solicitors are: Chapa
noke, Mis, John Symons; Newbolds,
Mrs. J. A. Bray; 1'arkville, Miss
lice Ferrell; Cumberland, Mrs. Effie
Miller; 11 urdletown, Quinton Hurdle;
Hopewell, Mrs. Krnest Long; Balla
hack, Mrs. W. M. Elliott and Mrs. F
M. Elliott; Beech Spring, Mrs. Joseph
Layden; Anderson's, Mrs. C. W. Reed;
Durants Neck, W. E. Dail; Bethel',
Mrs. Ennis Phillips and Mrs. W. P.
Long; Snow Hill, Mrs. William Whed
bee; White Hat, Mrs. Hazel Hoskins;
lielvidere, Mrs. T. V. I'errv; Wyn
fork, Mrs. T. E. Madre and Miss
Rosa Lassiter; Whiteston, Mrs. John
Stalling and Miss Ix'tia Winslow;
Burgess, Mrs. J. B. Basnight; Old
Neck, Mrs. Ed Kenton, and Baglev
Swamp, E. A. Smith. The solicitor
for the Woodville community has not
' yet been named.
I The Colored division will be under
the direction of W. J. Thompson,
for all communities south of the Per
quimans River, and W. R. Privott,
all communities north of the river.
It is also understood that all teachers
in Colored schools will receive contri
butions for the drive.
Funeral Services
C. E, Walker Held
Tuesday Afternoon
Clarence E. Walker, 67, well known
resident of Hertford, died in a Nor
folk hospital early Sunday morning
after an illness of two weeks. He
was a native of Currituck County,
but moved to Hertford several years
for the past ten or twelve years
he had been employed by the Town
of Hertford and was superintendent
of the Street Department and a
member of the police force.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clar
ence E. Walker; two daughters, Miss
Essie Walker and Mrs. Glen Math
ews; one son, Morgan V. Walker;
two brothers, Cary Walker of Ra
leigh and William Walker of Vir
ginia Beach, and four grandchildren.
"Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from
the Lynch Funeral Home, by the
Rev. B. C. Reavis. Burial was made
in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were V. N. Darden, W.
H. Pitt, Fred Mathews, Wayland
Butler, Bill Cox and Robert White.

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