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Hertford, Ferquimaiis County, 'North Carolina. Friday, March 30, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
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Joint meeting oV the Perquimans
ft. Board and the County U.S.D.A.
t iBoiurcl,' called , at,the request of
OUHO oiecuve oervicv neao-
rters. was 4ieldf at the Arricul-
B Building"' en Wednesday. March
for the purpose of considering
policf oT" the Selective Service
m iritt reference to the classifi
on' of .registrants between the
s of-18 and 26. Two represen-
'iaiof fhe State Selective Service
tfca'' chairman of the State
A. War Board andjthe Assist
Director of , Copperative Exten
Work were, present.
ter the tneeting the following
ment was issued by L. W. An
tra, representing the War Board
JtfJS. Futrell, the Draft Boaid:
Iter has' boeri' huich confusion
controversy ". relative to the
ng Amendm ent' to the Select -Jervice
Act It would appear
i the - publicity which has been
n'thia Amendment, that regis-
ts who are bona fide farmers and
art regularly employed in farm
essential to the war effort,
d be eligible 'for deferment from
:ce in the armed forces. How-
V no definite standards have been
, UP to" determine when a reeis-
t' activities are "essential to
wffort:"
""Mllgh the production of food,
r and vegetable oils is very
tLto our war- effort, the Se-
fVV Service Headquarters main
j that their need for young men
Horo urgent in the prosecution of
war than in the field of agricul
F production. President Roose
haa. given his endorsement to
I policy and it has been accepted
approved. $y other agencies of
y. regardless of fhe provkions
Ihe lydiiAnMrfment it is
i ticaHy imposeiile toi 4 registrant
Veen the afesf l sh4 U years
acure deferment Bepresenta
V from the State Selector Ser
I Headouarters " have eiamuied
, Hies of a mmber of rtistreats
his .eeuatsUfti'1 w ,t A
uid 28 years wfio are, bona , fide
Iters and are among our best
jt producers, and these represen-
fs coniena mai none oi tne
considered are essential to the
effort, and hence are not elig-
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0 Easter Program
,'usiccle
d Sunrise Service
addition to regular church wor-
on Easter Sunday at all local
(hes, the local USOwill sponsor
irise Service on the lawn of Mrs.
r Brinn, and a musicale to be
nted at the Naval Base Sunday
Inoon and at the Baptist church
o'clock Sunday night
e change of location for the Sun-
Bervice is made as it was an
ted last week the services would
eld on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs.
Brinn. r";y.' . . i
e sunrise services will be held
45 o'clock Sunday morning, with
larvey Point chaplain, Lt. H. C.
,ing, delivering 'the message.
services are expected to last
thirty minutes. .
b Easter musicale will be presen-
y the USO in cooperation with
churches and the- Chaplain at
fey Point' with Miss Kate Blan-
as organist,' -
. renter of ; worship was announ
oday by Edgar J. Hill, USO
tor, as follows: : - y
Kan Prelude.
il To Worship, Rev. H. G. Daw-
mn No. 78. . "' ' - .
storal Prayer, Rev. B. C. Reavjs.
sraho Solo, Miss Margaret Pear-
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isentatlon Tithes, Rev. Dawkins.
ertory.
mn'No. 106.' J .. .
rship of Musie.. ' y "
fi8t'8 Triumphal Entry, Rev.
e Crucifixion, Rev. Dawkina. "
Resurrection, Rev. Reavis. '.
b Everliving ChristRev. Daw-
REGISTRANTS
M BOARDS
Serves Vith Navy
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County To Take Part
In Old Clothes Drive
Opening On Monday
Civic Gubs Sponsor
Campaign to Provide
Relief to People
Beginning next Monday and con
tinuing through the entire month of
April, Hertford's two civic clubs, the
Hotary and Lions, assisted by mem
bers of the Home Demonstration
Clubs of the county, will conduct an
old clothes drive as a part of a na
tionwide campaign to collect 150
million pounds of old clothing to be
distributed to people living in liber-1 White
ated areas of the world.
Charlie Vann, representing the
Lions Club and F. T. Johnson of the
Hotary Club are co-chairmen of the
local drive and they announced today
plans for conducting the drive here,
ine school children of the county
are being asked to collect old cloth
ing from their homes and neighbors'
and to bring same to school as the
bundles are collected. In Hertford
boxes will be placed at the post of-
AUBREY BAKER
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JAJ1ES S. BAKER
Pictured "eVe are two brothers,
ubrez ttakarfand James. . uaKer,
are servimr iff Vtb Navy. They
are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Vance
Baker of Route 1, Hertford. James
is 22 years old and has been in the
Navy for two years and is now
somewhere in the South Pacific.
Aubrey, who -is 20 years old, has been
in the Navy three years and is now
stationed in California awaiting as
signment to a ship.
John C. Moore Dies
At Home Tuesday P. M.
Funeral Thursday
John C. Moore, 59, well known
resident of Hertford, . died at his
home on Market Street Tuesday af
ternoon after suffering a stroke
earlier in the day.
A former employee of the New
York Central Railroad, Mr. Moore
was retired from service because of
his health and for the past several
years had operated a second hand
clothing store here.
Surviving besides the widow are
one son, William Moore, now station
ed in England with the Army Air
Corps; one granddaughter, Patricia
Ann Moore: three sisters. Mrs. & J.
Kelly of Durham, N. CL, Mrs. ElvaJ
Hinton and Mrs. Jane wyneossv
both of Columbia, S. C, and three
brothers, W. L. of Gulf. N. C, T. G.
of Raleigh and Edgar Moore of Bal
timore, Md.
funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Lynch Funeral Home by the Rem,
Howard. G. Dawkins, assisted by the
Rev. B. C. Reavis and the Rev. E. T.
Jilson.
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persons having old clothing to con
tribute are urged to bring the
bundles to these designations and
drop in the boxes. Members of the
Home Demonstration Clubs will be
asked to cooperate and their method
will be told at club meetings by Miss
Prances Maness, Home Agent.
The need for this drive has been
pointed out by war relief board!1
which stated that as many war vic
tims have died from exposure and
lack of adequate clothing as have
died from starvation, and some 30
million people in war-torn areas are
practically without clothes of any
description.
Since there is very little new
clothing for relief, the American
people are asked to provide this re
lief by digging out old forgotten
garments now lying useless in homes
and attics throughout the nation.
Perquimans County has no allotted
goal for this drive, but the people
are urged to contribute all the old
clothing they can find in their homes
and to give it to any school child or
to bring it to one of the stores
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Red Cross Official
Checks Storm Loss;
Little Aid Needed
Hertford rapidly cleared the debris
which strewed the streets following
the cyclone of last Wednesday a week
ago, and there was little evidence of
the storm noted this week. How-
tever, a large number of houses are
Still in need of repair , due to short
age of contractors te iix the damage
caused by the storm.
An official of the Red Cross Dis
aster Committee inspected the town
late last week and stated he found
little need of aid here. Most of the
damage was covered by insurance.
Arrangements were made, however,
to obtain a priority for lumber need
ed for repairs.
The official also stated that the
cyclone evidently passed over the
town "high," otherwise there might
have been greater damage than oc
curred. Without doubt, the heaviest aain
age was sustained at the Hertford
Grammar school, but contractors
were at work on the building last
Thursday and soon had the roof
Covered with tar paper to prevent
damage by rain. The school will be
re-roofed a soon as the contractor
can complete the Job.
For violating the fire prevention
law, and causing untold damage to
tinlberland in his neighborhood, Wil
liam White, Negro, was sentenced to
sixty days on the roads, suspended
upon payment of a fine of and
court costs, which included another
$50 to be paid the informant in the
case which led to the conviction of
in Kecordcr's Court . here
Tuesday morning. J. W. Nowell,
county firo warden, presented the
State's testimony on evidence sup
plied by Klisha Winslow. White set
fire to some brush in clearing a
ditch which later was left unnoticed
and spread to woods nearby. The
act Wjas in violation of the fire pre
ventibn law, which provides that per
sons befoie starting such fires shall
obtain permits from the county war
den, and observe regulations to pre-
m Fine Assessed RED CROSS WAR FOND OVERSUBSCRIBED;
Defendant In Fire TOTAL REACHES $6,354, CHAIRMAN SAYS
Setting Case Tiies.
Court Continues Case
Charging Bus Driver
With Violation
Volunteers Needed
Results Gratifying to
Drive Leaders.; Few
More Reports Yet
Reports tabulated this week by
Mrs. R. S. Monds and Miss Frances
Housewives in Perquimans County
will be delayed in receiving coupons
for KiKrur for cnnnmr niimnspa thi
year, unless a number of volunteers I Maness, co-chairmen of the Perquim
come forward to assist the clerks of , ans County 1945 Red Cross Wai
the local cation oflice in taking appli
cations, it was stated this week by
an OPA official.
The local ration ollice does not
War
Fund drive, showed the county had
oversubscribed the fund by more
than $1,000. Totals reported up to
Monday of this week amounted to
have a sufficient number of clerks j $6,354.95, according to Mrs. Monds.
vent the spreading of the fire.
Other cases heard by the court this
week included those of James John
son, .who wns taxed with the court
costs for driving with insufficient
brakes.
Uordoni Winslow was ordered to
pay the costs of court for speeding.
Thomas Kogerson plead guilty to a
charge of speeding and paid the
court costs.
Roy Sutton, Negro, plead guilty to
assaulting a female and judgment
was suspended upon good behavior
for 60 days.
Salvatore Dronzine was fined $10
and ordered to pay the costs on a
speeding charge.
Charlie Hudson, Negro, was taxed
with court costs after pleading
guilty to a charge of trespass.
James Jordan was given a sixty
day suspended sentence and ordered
to pay the costs of court for driving
without a license.
Wreen Norfleet, Negro, paid the
costs of coart after pleading guilty
to being drunk on the highways.
Louis Payne and Joe Wilson were
taxed wiyfc court costs on speeding
charges.
Luke Carter, Negro, plead guilty
to a charge of speeding and paid the
court costs.
The case charging Carl Winslow
with passing a school bus was con
tinued until the next term of court.
to receive and pass upon applications
rapidly and much delay is expected
unless some of the housewives volun
teer to help.
Volunteers are neede
applications at Bethel, Helvidere,
Chapanoke, New Hope and Hertford,
and any person desiring to volunteer
her services is asked to call at
the ration office.
If a sufficient number of volunteers
are available a class will be held for
the purpose of explaining the pro
cedure of taking applications, and
thus expediting the issuing of sugar
coupons.
THIS WEEK'S
HEADUNES
Preinduction Call
For 13 White Men
Ordered For April 4
Orders to report to -the local Draft
Theatre To Feature
Service Men's Picture
Pmn No. 400.
1 - "ction. Bev.R. C. Hvl
, 'j ? chojr for the ' musicale will be
)if up of 85 voices, and there will
(Word's im will, celebrate H's
: anniversary wilttv' formal dance
- ie local club next Friday night,
all service personnel are invited
Board offices for pre-induction ex
aminations on Wednesday, - April 4
r . . d a a ii . . i1!
were-mauea out to jia wnne regis
trants this week, according to Mr
Ituth Sumner clerk; of the local
The men will leave next week for
Fort Bragg for their examinations,
and those receiving orders to report
are William . Cartwrtght, Johnnie
Grey: William White, Eollie Byrum,
Boyd Morris, George Channell, Les
ter Layden, Sedric Moore, William
Perry, Dennia. Euri Jr., ;Carl Win
iow, . rreston invert
Evans.' i I" "V.
The management of the State!
Theatre has Just completed arrange
ments for the reproduction of nic-
Itures of service men and women from
rerquimans uounty upon the screen
of , the , local-.' theatre, Mrs. Vera
Broughton,- manftger, ' announced this
week. v- :.!:..::
Parents and iriends of local ser
vice personnel I who desire to have
pictures of the." youtfis shown are re
quested to leave a photo of the ser
vice man at the box office of the
theatre, with the name and. rank of
the service: man printed plainly on
the back of the picture.' It will be
made into . a?, picture suitable for
screen reproduction and the" pictures
will be shown on the local screen
and 'Joseph every. Thursday night until all pie-
u iures are snown
Clothing Made Here
Distributed Among
Liberated People
Clothing, especially shirts, made
here by the volunteers of the Red
Cross Chapter's sewing project, have
been distributed among the Ameri
can and Allied nationals liberated
from Los Banos, in the Philippine
Islands, according to a letter re
ceived here last week by Silas M.
Whedbee, chairman of the Perquim
ans Chapter.
The letter was written by C. Leo
Wilhelm, director of civilian aid for
the American Red Cross, who wrote:
"I felt it might be of interest to the
volunteers in your chapter to know
that the men's shirts produced by
them have been distributed to Am
erican and Allied nationals recovered
in the spectacular airborne release of
Los Banos in the Philippine Islands.
"Few of these people had had any
new clothing for more than three
years. Their hazardous amphibious
evacuation required that most of
their possessions be left behind.
"It has been my privilege to dis
tribute these items on behalf of Am
ericans ... words are not adequate
to express their gratitude for the ef
forts of the Chapter volunteers in
the States."
CpL Wood Wounded
In Battle On Iwo
While complete reports of the ad
vance of the seven Allied armies is
not available due to the news black
out on the Western front, reports by
newsmen and various headquarters
indicate a collapse of the (ierman
defense. The fast moving American,
British and Canadian armies sense
victory in the air and are driving
ahead, deeper into Germany, as fast
as they can move up supplies and
gasoline. The First Army was re
ported 27 miles east of the Rhine,
and capturing more towns almost
without firing a shot. The where
abouts of General Patton's army was
a secret but one report placed it
near the German town of Xuera-
The results obtained during the
1945 drive were most gratifying to
the drive leaders, who expressed
their appreciation to all of the so-
i f . , ....
for taking "cuors ior ineir untiring enons anu
to tne puDUc ior tne generous re
sponse to the Red Crod appeal.
Breaking down the reports made to
the chairmen, totals collected in va
rious communities throughout the
county was listed as follows:
Town of Hertford, $4,157.76. Busi
ness and professional men contribut-
I ed $12,016.52 and the residential sec
tion reported $1,463. Church Street,
li.'iii' IiYnnt Struot ti(i' F.Hnton
Koad Street, $14.35; Grubb Street.
$141; Market Street, $190; Dobb
Street, $63.50; West Hertford,
$206.15; housing project, $78; State
Theatre collection, $150.29; grammai
school, $58.13, and the colored divi
sion, which was taken as a whole
from collection in all colored schools
in the county, $469.82.
Reports by the rural communities
were: Belvidere, Hickory Cross,
$300; New Hope, Woodville, $201.10;
Central Grammar School, $102.60;
Whiteston, Nicanor, $273.25; Win
fall, $200.75; Burgess. Yeopim,
$49.24; Hertford rural area, $200.96;
New.bolds, $91; Hurdletown, $20;
Chappell Hill, $41.25; iiagley Swamp,
$60; Bethel, $86; Snow Hill, $80.85;
Chapanoke, $30;; Parkville, $45.87;
Hopewell, $65; Anderson, $64; Balla
hack, $82.55; White Hat, $40; Old
Neck, $55; Cumberland, $53.50 and
ltetch Springs, $54.75.
The 1945 goal was $5,200, thus
the county oversubscribed the goal
by $1,154 for the best results ob
tained here in a number of years.
rerquimans was
The lanreet induction, call received $ i Plhotographa must -be left at the
here In recent month was filled thlft box office not later than April 1, if
week when 24 ; white saelerteeriefl relatives, wish the picture reproducer
here on W'ednesiay for Fort Erscr ' AH pictures .left with the theatre
tj bp-Li g'rvics fit the armed forces manigeraent will be returned. ,
berg, deep in Bavaria. The British , eounties fn ' the
v irst Army, after fighting stubborn
resistance at the northern tip of the
offensive, which began last week,
has broken through the (Ierman de
fenses ant are out on the north
German plains, on the road to Ber
lin. Thousands of Germans are
surrendering and others are reported
us deserting their posts.
A false report of peace in Europe
was racing throughout Washington
early this week, but it was nothing
but rumor. General Eisenhower is
sued a statement that the Germans
are whipped, but that they may still
form a line of resistance at a point
where the Allied lines are stretched
thin, and thereby renew the fight.
He stated he does not expect a ne
gotiated unconditional surrender. A
neutral source reported a meeting
of high German officials took place
last Saturday, but no confirmation of
what took place has been made.
one of the first
State to reach its
goal, and the first in this section to
notify headquarters the campaign
was a success.
Easter Services At
Methodist Church
Are Announced
Russians carried their advance
further into Austria this week, their
troops advancing to within 58 miles
of Vienna, thus threatening the
southern German defenses. Red
soldiers also moved in on Danzig and
Gdynia, important seaports on the
Baltic, where the Germans still are
holding out. Heavy fighting con
tinues between the Germans and
Russians on the Berlin front. How
ever, no change in the battle line is
reported.
Argentina declared war on the
Axis nations on Tuesday, evidently
in an effort to end her diplomatic
isolation. The declaration announc
ed a state of war existed due to the
Jap attack on the U. S. at Pearl
Harbor and on Germany because she
was an ally of Japan. What re
sults this action will brin in re
turning Argentina to the fold of
American nations remains to be
seen.
Radio Japan announced' this week
that American forces invaded the
Okinawa Islands, less than 400 miles
from the Jap mainland, but there
was no confirmation by U. S. Head
quarters. General MacArthur an
nounced the American invasion of the
island of Cebu, one of the two re
maining larger islands In the Philip-
Mr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Wood of
Route Three have received word from
their son, Cpl. John Elmer Wood,
that he was wounded at the battle of
Iwo Jima three hours after landing
on D-Day. He was "sent to a hospi
tal somewhere in the Pacific and is
getting along satisfactorily.
" 1 Ws letter Cpl. Wood stated the!pme8 Btin in Jap handa
Fo gave wie jnannes nn recep
tion at Iwo, and that he was hit by
shrapnel, which cut his pocketbook
to shreds, but prevented more seri
ous wounds. He received shrapnel
wounds in. the .hip, but was able 'to
walk about at the time he wrote.
Iwo Jima was the fourth invasion
for tne local Marine. He was in the
action at' Marshall Islands, SaLpan,
Tlnian and' Iwo Jima.
Receives Word Son
Wounded In Germany
Mrs. Lena Gregory received word
late last week that her son, Tim
Gregory, had been wounded in battle
in uermany. No information re
garding the extent of injury sus
tn'ned was available.
Holy Week services are beinp; con
ducted at the Hertford Methodist
Church this week, with sermons de
livered by the Rev. B. C. Reavis, the
pastor, and special music appropri
ate to the season is being furnished
by the choir and Miss Kate Blanch
ard, the organist. A service .was
held each evening at 8 o'clock and
Good Friday services will be held at
2::i0 I'. M. Holy Communion will be
administered during the service
Thursday evening as it was on
Thursday evening of Holy Week that
Christ instituted the Holy Supper
There will be no service on Saturday
evening.
The cengregation will join with
the other churches of the community
in an Easter sunrise service at 6:45
Sunday morning down by the river
on the lawn of Mrs. Bessie Brinn.
The Easter idea will be carried
out in each department of the Church
School at 9:45 A. M. and it is hoped
that every member of the school wilt
be present if possible. The floors of
the educational building are being re
finished, but will be ready for use
next Sunday.
At U A. M. the Easter sermon
will be delivered by the pastor, the
subject being "That First Easter,"
and the text will be found in St.
John 20:1. Special Easter music
will be furnished by the choir.
The young people will hold their
hour of fellowship and worship at
7:15 in the educational building of
the church, but there will be no ser
vice in the main auditorium of the
church at 8 P. M., as the church is
joining with the other churches of
the community in a service of Eas
ter music which is being given at the
Hertford Baptist Church Sunday at
8 P. M., under the direction of Ed
gar Hill and Miss Margaret Pearson.
CIRCLE NO. 2 TO MEET
Circle No. 2 of the Hertford Bap
tist Church will meet Monday even
ing at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
Tommy Miller. All .members are
urged to be present.
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