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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1945 '
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1945
The Price Of War
The latest figures on American
combat casualties, since the begin
ning of the war, show that they have
reached 764,584, with those killed
The number of Americans, now
held as prisoners of war, is 63,353
and 101,349 are included in the cate
gory "missing." Some of this latter
group will be located, others are un
doubtedly prisoners and some of
them have been unfortunately killed.
Secretary Stimson also reports
that there are now 359,243 prisoners
of war held at camps in this coun
try, including 305,367 Germans, 60,551
Italians and 2,820 Japanese. He re
iterates that there is "no pamper
ing" of prisoners of war. It is un
necessary to add that there is no
brutality practiced against them, in
fact there have been charges that the
Nazis are being pampered, and some
Congressmen have indicated an in
vestigation will be made into the
handling of German prisoners in this
Mail To Men Overseas
Answering complaints from troops
and folks at home that parcels sent
overseas are not delivered, the Army
says that the big trouble is that the
packages are not wrapped up prop
erly, being put into light containers
or no containers at all.
The military does not deny that
some packages are lost through pil
fering, but reports an investigation
which showed that only a fraction of
one per cent of mail has been lost
through theft. Practically all of this
occurs at terminal transfer points
outside the United States.
Correspondents and officials seem
to agree that one of the best morale
boosters is the receipt of mail from
home by service men overseas. This
factor seems to be appreciated by the
folks at home, who have flooded the
mails with letters and packages for
their boys abroad.
We hear numerous complaints from
individuals on the home front as to
the irregularity of mail from over
seas. Relatives who fail to hear
from men abroad attribute it to faul
ty mail service. When they get let
ters from their men, as they often
do, saying that the serviceman
not received letters and packages
from here, this is likewise attributed
to failure of the Army and Navy
The question is of considerable in
terest, both to men on the fighting
fronts, on land and sea, and to their
loved ones at home. Anxiety and
disappointment are not relieved by
difficulties that sensible people know
make impossible prompter service.
Soldiers and sailors, moving from
point to point, create unusual prob
lems and, very often, transport ser
vices have to give priority to muni
tions and other items that mean more
than mail on the battle-line, regard
less of the admitted importance of
letters and packages.
The Impact of Yalta
The hysterical chorus of impreca
tions issuing from Berlin is one good
measure of the success of the Crimea
Conference. The continuing and ex
panding cooperation of the United
Nations cannot be hidden from the
German people. Nazi propaganda
had been building a picture of Allied
exhaustion and disunity. This has
not been ripped as rudely by the Yal
ta blockbuster of political coopera
tion as it has by the coordination of
military action on the Eastern and
Berlin's shouts are intended to
cover the fact. Telling the German
people that the Crimea Conference
recorded an Allied purpose to enslave
and exterminate was hardly new, but
seems to have been all Herr Goebbels
could think of at the moment Then
he shifted to a new version of the
i old cry about the "Bolshevizing of
Europe." Now he is simply claiming
that Britain and America sold out to
Russia at the Black Sea conference.
The effects within Germany of this
cry are likely to be less dangerous
than the effects of it outside. The
great majority of public and press
opinion in the United Nations has
i warmly applauded the communique
from the Crimea. The principal spe
cific objections have come from the
sHonh Carolina vat
Staff Sgt. Hemby Chappell of Ham
ilton Field, Cal., is spending a 16
day furlough with his father, E. L.
Mrs. V. C. bail spent Wednesday
Mrs. Paul Sawyer of Raleigh was
a week-end visitor with Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Perry.
The Rev. and Mrs. B. H. Millikan
left Monday for Liberty, where they
will visit friends and lelativea.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Blanchaid and
daughter, Kathleen, of Hertford,
spent Sunday as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. White.
Mrs. Dan B. Fearing, Miss Mildred
Williams and Lieut. W. D. Smith of
Portsmouth spent the week-end as
guests of Mr. and Mr. A. D. Wes
ton. Mrs. Maud Chappell, accompanied
Dy Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Riddick
and son, Billy, of Trotville, spent the
week-end as guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks Lewis of Pocomoke, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winslow and
family of Elizabeth City Route 2
were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Winslow Sunday.
Miss Grace Chappell and Staff Sgt.
Hemby Chappell were week-end visi
tors with Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Price
of Crisfield, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Winslow and
Mrs. H. P. White were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. White of Winfall on
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harrell of
Okisko were week-end visitors of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lamb.
On Friday evening. February
Mrs. W. C. Winslow. Mrs. T. P. Bv-
rum and Mrs. G. W. Chappell were
hostesses at a miscellaneous shower
honoring Dorothy Bass Chappell, and
also a third anniversary shower
I which was a surprise) honoring Eu
nice Chappell Boyce.
- Bingo was played, with Mrs. Louis
Winslow and Mrs. Purvis Chappell
winning the prizes, which were pre
sented to the bride.
Those enjoying the evening and
Hending gifts to the honorees were
Mesdames Thomas E. Winslow, Oras
Winslow, McEllroy Chappell, lizzie
Chappell, McCoy Phthisic, John E.
Wood, Jr., V. C. Winslow, R. H.
Copeland, W. L. White, Sidney Blan
chard, Hettie Lamb, Fronnie Lamb,
Raymond Dail, Hercules Byrum, Car
son Chappell, Tom Byrum, Oliver
Winslow, LeRoy Hobbs, Louis A.
Chappell, Purvis Chappell, Claude
Winslow, B. H. Millikan, Merrill
Kelly, John Monds, Lin wood Chap
pell, Gaither Chappell, S. M. Wins
low, W. W. Chappell, Fernando
Chappell, Nathan Matthews;- Murray
D. Lane, V. E. Boyce, V. C. Lane, E.
S. White, F. , M. Copeland, Jerome
Hurdle, Linwood Winslow, J. M.
Copeland. H. P. White, L. J. Wins
low, C. T. Rogerson, Percy E. Chap
pell, Hubert Chappell, Johnnie Chap
pell, A. D. Weston, John E. Chappell,
Carson Monds, Berte Smith, Charlie
Trueblood, Will Cartwright, Wilbur
PhthiBic, Ollie Smith, Alphonzo Cart
wright, Caleb Raper, Godfrey Chap
pell, Thomas Winslow, A. D. Ward,
Jr., Curtis Chappell, Louis Winslow,
C. T. Rogerson, Jr., Nurney Chap
pell, Henry Copeland, Otho Winslow,
Kstes Copeland, Merrill E. Copeland,
Bertha S. White, Bessie Bass, Mar
cus Bass, Misses Lillie Rae and Lois
Chappell, Sybil Monds, Julia Weston,
Jewell White, Eunice Chappell, Dor
rie Mae and Annie Rea Chappell,
Edna Mae and Naomi Boyce, Viola
and Irene Bvrum. Mnrv Fli-mhotv,
! Winslow, Judith Winslow. Chervl
Lee Hobbs, Francis Chappell, Avis
Winslow, Ellodia Lamb, Zenova and
Jeanne Chappell, Catherine White,
Grace Chappell, Constance Elaine
Boyce, Lois Violet Winslow, Cassie
Winslow, Margaret S. White and
Ihe hostess served fee
cakes and peanuts.
Polish Exile Government and from
important Polish groups in the Unit
ed States. The isolationist section of
the American press has in several
instances paralleled the estimates of
such groups as to the over-all ef
fects of the conference.
Of course, there is opposition in
the United Nations which is not re
lated either to Nazi propaganda, to
Polish fears of Russia, or to Roman
Catholic antipathy for communism.
There is some skepticism about the
practical operation of the agreement
in the liberated
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Under it the United
States more 'pecificallv nasumeo ro.
ponsibi!ii than it had through its
military operations ii Europe. The
statement about joint rct'r-? will
hardly destroy spiior-.s of inf ience
now existing, but should prevent some
trouble in future.
Certainly many problems of cooper
ation with Russia are still unre
solved. We must hope that London
and Washington will use every rea
sonable leverage to protect Poles and
Yugoslavs who have fought the Nazis
heroically but are treated as enemies
by Moscow, and to obtain genuinely
In the arrangements with Russia
President Roosevelt has proceeded
along the line of compromise. It is
going to be necessary repeatedly to
look behind the promises and ex
amine performance. .But except for
those who habitually oppose Russia,
who are against any real interna
tional cooperation, or who dislike the
Polish uid Yugoslav settlements,
most Americans will accept the com
promises as a necessary step in de
veloping more satisfactory teamwork.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Winslow and
family of Chuckatuck visited Mrs.
Jesse Rountree ana Mrs. Delphlnia
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lassiter of
Norfolk spent Sunday with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lassiter.
Mrs. Walter Dale and daughter
Becky of Murfreesboro were week
end guests of Mrs. Dale's parentB,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lane and son
Clyde Emory visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Matthews, of Hert
ford. Mrs. M. H. Harrison and children
Don Ray and Monte Ann of Norfolk
were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph White.
Mrs. Archie White and children
Patricia and Mary Francis, spent
Tuesday at Bagley Swamp with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. Wins
low. Hilton White of the U. S. Army,
Norfolk, spent the week-end with his
mother, Edith White.
Miss Becky Dale and Thurman
White were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndoii White.
Elmer Lassiter of U. S. MSTS,
Brooklyn, N. Y., spent Sunday with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lassiter.
Mrs. Eddie Arnold and daughter of
Portland, Maine, are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Baker.
Robert A. Harrell, SF 2-c, left
Sunday for Seattle, Washington, af
ter spending his furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Harrell.
Mrs. H. V. Baker returned home
Saturday from General Hospital,
Norfolk, Va., where she has been a
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chappell, "Jr.,
of near Elizabeth City, spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Elliott and
children, Alice Grey and Brenda
Kay, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Daniels at Norfolk.
Mrs. Shelton Nixon and son are
spending the week at Portsmouth,
Va., with relatives.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Harrell .were Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Harrell and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Harrell, Joe Harrell and son,
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Goodwin vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Harrell,
Jr., at Elizabeth City Tuesday after
noon. Mack Sanderlin, USN, of Norfolk,
Va., visited his wife on Saturday af
ternoon. MRS. PATTIE G. WHITE
Mrs. Pattie Gregory White, 68,
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. W. E. Bright, at Kiako Febru
ary 13 after an illness of one year.
She was the daughter of the late
John F. and Rebecca Brinkley Broth
ers and a life-long resident of this
section. Besides Mrs. Bright, she is
survived by two other daughters,
Mrs. Paul C. Trotman of Portlock,
Va., and Mrs. John Symon of Chap
anoke; four sons, John Gregory of
Okisko, Lucian Gregory of High
Point, Mark Gregory of Portlock,
Va., and Sam Green of Miami; three
brothers, R. R. Brothers of Norfolk,
J. E. Brothers of Portsmouth and the
Rev. A. R. Brothers of Rockingham;
three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Long, MrB.
L. E. Parker and Mrs. Madeline
Heath, all of Portsmouth.
MRS. OVERTON ENTERTAINS
FOR METH6DIST SOCIETY
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of Woodland Methodist
Church met on Wednesday afternoon,
February 14, at the home of Mrs. J.
W. Overton on Route 3.
The president, Mrs. Earl Hollo
well, presided over the business ses
sion. "Take Time to Be Holy" WaB
used as the opening hymn, the sec
retary then called the roll and read
the minutes of the previous meeting.
An offering was then taken for mis
sions and also one for local work.
At this time Mrs. Odell Cartwright
read a letter from Mrs. Glenn W.
Pendleton, former district secretary.
One new member, Mrs. Luther Booth, !
was welcomed in the society.
Mrs. Luther Booth gave a very in
teresting devotional, using as her
topic "Behold I Stand at the Door
and Knock." A reading was given by
Mrs. Henrv Cartwright. "A Lift.
That Pnnnte" k t nr
I " "O V,U W Jill D. U . V ,
i ftvurtan a v.. m ui
Mathews. A story, "I Was In Pris
on" was given Ay Mrs. Ralph Harrell.
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds" was
used as the closing hymn.
Mrs. Ernest Cartwright, Spiritual
Life leader, gave some' useful sug
gestions on Spiritual Life, using the
"Standard of Living" for her topic.
Mrs. Earl Hollowell gave a part of
the Mission Study book, studying
from "Southeast Asia," which wa
enjoyed by all.
The hostess then served delicious
ice cream, pound cake and wafers' to
the following: Mesdames Earl Hol
lowell, Ernest Cartwright, Jack Beni
ton, W. M. Mathews, Russell Baker;
Ralph Harrell, . Elmer Wood, Henri
Cartwright, Luther Booth, Odell
Cartwright, George Jordan, J. W.
Everette, E. D. Mathews, Marvin
Benton, Willie" White, J. W. Overton
and Miss Doris White.
Charles Ford Feild, son of Mrs. D.
M. Feild, has been promoted to Ser
geant, according to' word received i
here this week. ' ' . . , - i
ENTERTAINED AT DINNER
Mrs." Bertha Hobbs entertained at
a turkey -dinner at her hone in New
Hope on Sunday. Guests were Mr
and Mrs. Hoyle Jones and children
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Simpson and chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Moody Hasketl
and children, Joe Hobbs and Ivie
Hobbs, Miss Mildred Webb, Miss
Louise Banks, J. C, and Shelter
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sumner of Mur
freesboro, Tenn., announce the en
gagement of their daughter, Annie
Mai, to Staff Sergeant William Sum
ner Feild, Bon of Mrs. David Feild,
Sergeant Feild is now serving in
Italy with the Army Air Forces.
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SNOW HILL NEWS
Mr, and Mrs. Moody Harrell ' and
Marian Harrell were in Hertford on
Mr. and Mrs. Mason Sawyer and
family, of White Hat, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Cartwright.
Mr. and -Mrs. James Harrell and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Z. V.
Harrell, at Eure, on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Spear and fam
ily attended; the funeral of her moth
er, near Columbia, Thursday.
Mrs. Ralph Harrell, Mrs. W. M.
Mathews, Mrs. Ernest Cartwright and
Mrs. Earl V Hollowell attended the
"World Dtfy of Prayer" service at the
Methodist Church in Hertford on Fri
Mrs. W. M. Mathews and Mrs. Rus
sell Baker' attended the funeral of
Mrs. Pat White, at Okisko, Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Harrell and
family, Mrs. Ralph Harrell and Mrs.
Jesse Harrell were in Elizabeth City
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" : MILES. BEM2RT
Funeral services for" iHJes'Bem
bry, well ' known- colored resident of ,
Hertford, were conducted on Febru-,
ary 4 at the colored Baptist Ctareh .
by the pastor, the Rev. J. L, Morgan. ,
Interment was,in the Hertford Cerae- i.
tery.".:: "''i: . S 'i&P?f-i . '
He is somvWWi7.iMr ,
Bembry; one daughter, Irene B. Pall; ,
one son, Lloyd Bembry, and" two , t- ;
grandchildren; one - sister, Irene B, . 'y
Harrell of. Corapeake, . and. three
brothers, Matthew of Richmond, Va,
Willie of Gates and Llewellyn Bern-. '
bry of Perquimans.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend ah expression
of thanks to our many friends of this
town and county for'their letters, of
sympathy, cars, floral designs and '
other services rendered during our
MRS. LAURA BEMBRY. "
IRENE B. DAIL,
ELIZABETH CfTY, N. C.
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