A pC-CLT NEWIIiPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDIKO OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume XII. Number 14.
Hertford. Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, April 6, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
1 . : "11 Mill
Drive Now Underway
Continues Ail Month
County Chairmen Urge
Public to Turn In Old
Heavy Docket Listed
For Superior Court
Convening April 16
Criminal Cases Number
26; Civil List Has Sev
en Divorce Cases
Seventh War Bond
Drive Starts Monday
With E Bond Sales
To Purchase Seven
Billions In Bonds
Pointing out that the people of
liberated Europe and islands in the
' Pacific . were in need of clothing to
prevent additional deaths from ex
posure, C. R. Vann and F. T. John
son, co-chairmen of the county's
United National Clothing Collection
drive, urges full cooperation in the
clothing collection now under way
here. The drive opened this week
and will continue throughout the en
Mr. Vann stated that the people of
Perquimans County have an oppor
tunity to do the peoples of these
countries a very great and needed
service, adding that in England,
alone, two and a half million people
had lost their homes and everything
. they owned.
In the drive here school children
' of the county are cooperating in the
drive and they are urged to canvass
their homes and neighborhoods for
bundles and to bring the clothing to
their schools." Collection depots have
been set up in Hertford at Pender's
and Robereon's and at the Post Of
fice, and persons may leave clothing
at these places.
What is needed is ;rood substantial
usetl clothing for both winter and
summer wear. Although clothing
need not be in perfect repair, it must
be useful to the people whoi receive
it. Underwear and all types of cot
ton garments should be washed be
fore they are donated, but need not
Most urgently needed are the fol
lowing: Infants' garments, all types
are urgently in demand; men's and
boy 8 garments, overcoats, suits,)
shirts, jackets, sweaters, etc., caps
and knitted headwear.
Bedding, blankets, sheets, pillow
cases, quilts. These are Jbdly need-
f ed if serviceable. Shoes, either ox-
. fords or high shoes of disable type
. with low heels. Shoes with high
Hihfiels, open toes or open backs, even-
Win shoes CHtf 4rfJ.M
usaoie remnants, piece goons, cut
or uncutu materials, must be one
yard or more in length, but not rags
or badly damaged fabrics.
Final Rites Held For
Mrs. Ella Mae Barrows
t Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mao
Barrows, widow of the late G. W.
Barrows, who died at her home here
Thursday afternoon, March 29, were
u'a ioDf so(,Lt ,n n,r f
WIIUUtlU 1 tCJ k. KJCkVLUjr U1V1 tK'lg
II o'clock by the Rev. Howard G.
Dawkins, assisted by the Rev. E. T.
Mrs. Barrows had been ill since
last October, and seriously for the
nust two waeka.
Pallhearers were J. P. Perrv. C.
E. Reed, Cecil Winslow, J. Emmett
Winslow, Mr. Stone and V. N. Dar-!a
li'ifermcnt wa ,na,lp l fpHarwnnH
W. F. C. Edwards was re-appointed
to serve as county accountant for
a period of two years by the Board
of County Commissioners at their
regular meeting held in the Court
Houm Monday. Mr. Edwards' term
of office expired as of that date.
The Board voted to petition the
State Highway Commission to con
struct and maintain a road known
as Morgan's Creek Road, in New
Hope Township, for 'use of the pub
lic in traveling to and from a Boy
Scout camp to 'be constructed in the
Little other business, except rout
ine financial matters, was presented
to the Board, which adjourned after
a half day session.
At USO Postponed
The formal dance scheduled for
the Hertford USO Club for Friday,
in celebration of the club's first an
niversary, has been postponed for
one week, due to a conflicting dance
scheduled for the Harvey Point
Naval base, Edgar J. Hill, USO t-
rector, announced this week.
. me ciud's ii aster uay program,
presented with the cooperation of
Hertford's churches, was an oat
standing " success. More than 100
people attended , the sunrise services
held Easter morning, and the Bap
tist Church was filled to capacity for
the presentation1 of the Easter Mu
. sicale last Sunday night '
Strips of burlap fashion clumsy shoes for war-stricken peopl
overseas whose clothes are worn to shreds after more than fiv
years-of constant wear. To help them. Rive all your spare clothing
shoes and bedding to the I'nited National Clothing Collection.
Allied forces this week have con
tinued to move ahead on alt fronts
inside Germany, with General Pat
ton's Third Army reported only 140
miles from Berlin on Wednesday.
The news blackout has been lifted
somewhat and; reports indicate little
German resistance to Allied advance
noticed. The Germans seem unable
to form a strong line blocking Ameri
cans attacking forces and have
launched nothing but a few feeble
counter-attacks against Allied troops.
The Ruhr area, last remaining indus
trial section of the Nazis, has been
sealed off and thousands of Nazis
are trapped in the ring of Allied
troops. Hfftifcrt-rop have swung
into a circle, running toward the
northern boundary of Holland and
they also threaten to encircle some
4l),tiU( Nazi troops inside Holland.
Local pockets of resistance have
sprung into being in the battle to
Berlin, and the Germans claim
guerrilla "werewolves" are carrying
on a behind the lines battle with Al
lied troops. General Eisenhower has
issued a warning to these guerrillas
that if caught they will be tried a.nd
' . ., , j jj
shot. Captured Nazi prisoners
port that mere is no militrv or gov
ernment organization anywhere inside
Germany, and thousands of Germans
are surrendering daily to Allied
Russian troops have advanced to
, within six miles of Vienna, after
smashing attack across Hungary
I and Austria. Approximately 160
! "'s separate the Russians and
American troops in the southern part
of Germany. Little news is report
ed on the fighting on the eastern
front outside Berlin, (but neutral
sources state Berliners have prepar
ed white flags td hang out as soon as
either the Russians or Allies storm
Termed by troops invading the
island of Okinawa as the easiest at
tack made in the Pacific, U. S. Ma
rines and Army troops have con
tinued. to advance on the island only
325 miles from Japan. Losses have
been reported very light, and the
Americans have captured three air
fields and a naval base on the islands.
General MacArthur's troops invaded
the island of Tawi Tawi, only 31
miles from the great oil and rubber
producing island of Borneo.
The difficulty arising over the con
ference at San Francisco seems to be
subsiding following President Roose
velt's announcement that the United
States would not demand three votes
in the conference, but would stand
for Russia receiving that number.
Secretary of State Stettinius stated
this week the conference would start
as scheduled and deal on mandated
and occupied territory questions.
James Byrnes resigned this week
as war mobilizer and was succeeded
by Fred Vinson. Byrnesfoin tender
ing his resignation statedt'some war
measures would be liftedf following
victory in Europe, but Boubted if
little reconversion to civilian manu
facturing came soon.
with V-E Day there migl
foe a lift-
ing .of bans on midnight
brown out, horse I; radnl
gasoline rations might
Red Cross War Fund
Reaches Sum $6,443
Reports issued this week by Mrs.
R. S. Monds and Miss Frances
Maness, co-chairmen of the Per
quimans County 1945 Red Cross War
Fund, showed the total received to
date during the drive amounted U
$6,44;i.48. Mrs Monds stated prac
tically all reports were in, but there
might be a few additional dollars
added to this total, which represents
an over-subscription here of more
than ao per cent of the, goal.
The chairmen again expressed
their thanks to the solicitors of the
unve wno gave willingly ot their
time and to the public for the
erous contributions which
drive so successful.
Nationwide Drive In
April To Raise Funds
For Fighting Cancer
April has been designated as Na
tional Cancer Control Month, accord
ing to Mrs. George E. Marshall of
Mt. Airy, commander of the N. C.
Division of the Field Army of the
American Cancer Society, who has
named Miss Frances Maness as
chairman of a campaign in Perquim
ans County to rai.e funds for the
control of cancer.
In announcing the appointment of
Miss Mantess as local chairman, it
was pointed out that 17 million
Americans now living are destined to
die of cancer unless something is
done about the matter. During the
last seven years cancer has killed
two and a half times as many chil
dren under twentv as has infantile
The campaign this year, for the
first time, is being held to finance a
great and comprehensive attack on
this killer. The society is seeking
five million dollars in the drive for
carrying on educational and re
Miss iManess announced today the
quota for Perquimans County is
$237, and the funds would be raised
by contributions placed in coin
boxes throughout the county. These
boxes will be located in every store
in the county, and the public is asked
to drop their contributions into the
Success of the campaign will make
possible a really broad-scale attack
Miss Sallie L. Elliott, 81,
Dies After Long Illness
Miss bailie L. Elliott, age 81, died
at the home of her sister, 'Mrs. W.
W. Bunch, Wednesday night, March
21. Deceased had been confined tr
her bed for several years as a re
sult of a broken hip.
Funeral and burial services wero
held Friday afternoon at the Elliott
burial ground, conducted by the Rev.
Arthur Stephenson, assisted by th
Rev. John T. Byrum.
Surviving are one brother, E. M.
Elliott of Norfolk, Va., and two sis
ters, Mrs. J. E. Twine of Norfolk,
Va., and Mrs. W. W, Bunch.
Pallbearers were Norman Hollo
well, Robert Bunch, Stillman Leary,
Drew welch, Bertram Hollowell and
Willi t ho April term of Perquim
ans Superior Court scheduled to
open on Monday, April Hi, one of the
heaviest dockets in recent years is
listed this week by W. II. Pitt, Clerk
There are 2li cases listed on the
criminal docket and II) case on the
civil docket, which includes seven
divorce actions. One manslaughter
case, three drunken driving cases and
three breaking and entering cases
are among those listed on the crim
Three Negroes, Dennison Kevells.
WiKon Fercbee and Charles Ferebee,
will lace charges of breaking and
entering, which later led to seven
other defendants being charged with
assaulting police officers when one of
the trio escaped from custody.
Hanson Edmund will face a charge
of manslaughter. Probable cause
was found in the case by the Record
er's Judge, but the case was con
tinued during the October term of
court last year.
Jurors drawn at the March meet
ing of the Board of County Commis
sioners to serve at the April term of
J B. Basnight, James Stokley, W.
C. Barclift, C. M. Winslow, J. O.
White, T. D. White, J. H. Corprew,
Jr., Wallace Bright, Wayland Howell,
F. R. Chappell, J. C. Baccus, Jarvis
Ward, Lawrence Towe, Odell Baccus,
Jesse Morgan, Warren Spivey, I. A.
White, J. H. Towe, Melvin Newbold,
J. 'R. Askew, S. A. Owens, Roger
Morris, T. E. Madre, John R, Hen
dren, Matt Mathews, Ralph P. White,
Willard Hurdle, W. E. Russell, Z. A.
Harris, Harry Thatch, W. W. Hen
dricks, Bertie Smith, W. T. True-
blood, Ralph Proctor, James C. Wins
Mow and John R. Baker.
Another Fire Case
In Court Tuesday;
i Herbert White, Negro, was found
guilty in Perquimans Recorder's
Court Tuesday morning for setting
lire to brush, which later got out of
control and burned over some .'iO
acres of property owned by the de
fendant and two other persons. He
was convicted under the law which
requires permits to start such fires,
under supervision of the County Fire
Judge Charles E. Johnson meted
out a sixty day suspended road sen
tence and fined White $50 and costs,
which includes $50 to be paid to the
person informing the Fire Warden of
As in the case of William White,
Negro, who was found guilty of the
same charge at last week's term of
court, the defendant noted an appeal
to the Superior Court.
Two other cases were disposed of
at Tuesday's session of court and
several cases were conticuel until
Herman Winslow was taxed with
court costs on a charge of speeding.
Mitchell Nurney plead guilty to a
charge of being drunk and paid
court costs. '
Meets Sunday P. M.
The April meeting of the West Al
bemarle District Boy Scouts Com
mittee will be held Sunday after
noon, April 8, at the residence of
Dr. Payne in Sunbury, according to
an announcement made this week by
Richard P. Baer II, chairman of the
Mr. Baer urges all members of the
committee from this community to
attena, as some very important mat
ters on Scouting will be discussed.
Interment Services For
John L. Blanchard
Interment services for John L.
Blanchard, who died at his home in
Denver, Colo., in January, were con
ducted here Tuesday afternoon at the
graveside by the Rev. B. C. Reavis.
The services were under the direc
tion of the Lynch Funeral Home.
Those from out of town attending
the services were Mr. and Mrs. Os-
mnnri YarhAmuvK nf Ttuinhurar. and
Charles Gaither of Elizabeth City. '
r i. I n
F. T. Johnson Elected
As Supt Of Schools
At a meeting of the Board of Edu
1 cation, held Monday, F. T. Johnson
1 was re-elected as superintendent of
county, schools for a period of two
years, l.ndcr the law the appoint
ment of a county superintendent is
made the first Monday in April and
terms expire the first Monday in
Mr. Johnson first became associat
ed with the Perquimans schools on
his appointment as county superin
tendent July 1, 1934.
Other business conducted by the
Board was the reorganization of the
members and the naming of various
school committees. W. E. Dail was
re-elected as chairman of the Board.
Tire Quotas Cut For
April; Some Permits
Are Declared Void
Perquimans County p .s. enger car
drivers will have to )iiard their tjres
even more carefully (luring the com
ing months if they are to continue to
drie, E. Leigh Winslow, chairman of
the Perquimans liation l.oanl. said
Tire (juntas fur April h. ve been
cut sharply over the month of
March, and in order to alleviate the
'shortages, OPA has declared all tire
! certificates dated prior to December
1, 1!M4, as invalid. This action af
fects all types of certificates, in
cluding passenger, truck and farm
The OPA has also established a
preferential list of occupations for
use in selecting persons to receive
passenger car tires during the period
of seyere shortage.
A total of .'M motorists received
permits for tires, passed on at the
last meeting of the Board, .Mrs. Hel
en Davenport, clerk of the Board,
Passenger type certificates went to
B. M. Miller 1, Ralph Perry 1, Alton
Moore 1, Preston Copeland 1, J. E.
Hunter 1, Sidney Lane 2, J. B. Bas
night 2, J. P. Moran 2, Ralph Proc
tor 1, James Johnson 1, C. R. Hurdle
2, O. F. Hoggard 2, Johnnie Pike 1,
William Welch 3, L. L. Chappell 1,
William Lane 2, Irvin Trueblood 2,
L. R. Lamb 4, T. B. Sumner 1, Hen
ley Perry 2, H. R. Christenson 1, R.
E. Mathews 2, Willie Hurdle 1, Laura
Overton 1, Dona White 2, Dallas
White 2, Kenneth Miller 2, A. L.
Stallings 2, F. B. Skinner 2 and C. E.
Welfare Boards Met
Monday At E. City
Mrs. Sarah Brinn, Superintendent
of Public Welfare, and members of
the Board of County Commissioners
and Welfare Board and W. H. Pitt,
Clerk of Court, attended a district
meeting of Welfare Boards held last
Monday at Elizabeth City.
The representatives heard a dis
cussion of welfare problems led by
Dr. Ellen Winston, ,State Commis
sioner of Public Welfare.
Edward Simpson Weds
At Belfast, Ireland
Pvt. Edward Simpson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude .Simpson of Hert
ford, and Miss Helen Neill, of Bel
fast, Ireland, were married in that
city on March 14, according to word
received here last week by Mr. and
In a letter to his parents, Pvt.
Simpson stated his bride would ar
rive to make her home in Hertford
as soon as travel permits could be
opening cun of the Sev
War Loan drive to raise 14 billion
dollars by sale of war bonds, will be
sounded Monday, April !). R. M. Kid
dick, chairman of the Perquimans
War Finance Committee, stated to
day, when he announced that as yet
no county ouota bad been announced.
but that an overall quota for
duals of seven billion doll
I vi -has
been set by the Tre.'e-ury Depart
ment. Only E bonds will be sold between
April ! and .May 14, at which time
other Treasury bonds will !e offered
the public. Series E, !' and G bonds
will be sold throughout the drive
from April II to June .'0, but the two
and one-half per cent, two and one
quarter per cent, one and one-half
t 1 ..;,rMl, ,.., .pnf
per ceni ami m ,rirnt;Liui i-..
'bonds will be sold only between May
! 14 and June There will be no of-
Tering ot two per cent honds nurinK
this drive, Mr. Riddick said.
Individuals of the nation will be
requested t purchase four billion
dollars worth of Series E, F and (1
bonds and three billion dollars
worth of the other types of bonds.
The Treasury series will all be dated
June 1, 1945.
The .Seventh War Loan, while not
the largest overall quota ever given,
does give the individual the largest
quota of any drive held to date. The
new bond offered during the drive is
the one and one-half per cent bond
which matures in live years, the other
Treasury nonds inn from 12 to 25
Plans for the drive were completed
by the War Finance District turn
Iniittee at a meeting attended by Mr
j Uiddick, and complete success is ex
, peeled in the drive.
Toe local chairman stated that
Perquimans County will !) expected
j to continue its perfect record in
bond drives by oversubscribing quick
ly the quota when it is announced.
, lie added, "With victory now within
jsuht we must, continue to back up
onr bo s on the fighting front with
the money needed to supply th
armed forces w ith the weapons need
led for final victory oer our cue-
Burgess Home Club
Met Wednesday 1 M.
The llurge-s Home Demonstration
Club met at the home of Mrs. A. M.
Copeland Wednesday afternoon.
The meeting was called to order
by the president and "Come, Thou
Almighty King" was sung, followed
by the collect. The minutes of the
last meeting were read and the roll
called. Announcements were made
by Miss Frances Maness.
Donations were made by the club
members to the music fund and for
Easter baskets to be ent to shut-ins
of the neighborhood.
Mrs. Tommie Mathewg gave a
reading on the tuberculin test.
Miss lYaness made an interesting
talk on well planned meals from the
pantry shelves and gave a demonstra
tion of Harvard beets and Dutch
During the social hour Mrs. Cope
land conducted a bean guessing con
test, with Mrs. Irwin Whedbee win
ning the prize.
Those present were Mrs. Winston
E. Iane, Mrs. J. It. Basnight, Mrs.
Irwin Whedbee, Mrs. Sidney Iayden,
Mrs. Josiah Procto Mrs. J. R.
Ayscue, Mrs. Dallas White, Mrs.
Tommie Mathews, Mrs. A. M. Cope
land, Mrs. H. S. Davenport, Mrs. J.
M. Dail, Mrs. R. G. McCracken, Mrs.
Walter Trueblood, Miss Dellah Over
ton, Audrey Copeland and Frances
The hostess served dainty sand
wiches and cookies with iced drinks.
Music Fund Drive
To Close April 10th
A final appeal for funds to be
used in furnishing musical instru
ments and records for use by dis
abled war veterans in hospitals and
on hospital ships was issued this
week by Miss Kate Blanchard, who
is serving as county chairman in the
drive, sponsored by the N. C. State
. Miss Blanchard stated the local
drive would close on April 10, and
she urges all persons who have not
contributed and who desire to So so
to see her before that date.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
& A. M., will hold the regular meet
ing Tuesday night in their hall in the
Court House. Visiting Masons are
especially invited to attend.