AVptJ IUTAPEa;j)EVOTED TO THE UPBUHjDINO OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume XIL Number 15.
Hertford, Pemuimans County, North Carolina. Friday, April 13, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
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AmM the shattered balldiaes of a town on the Italian front, a Jeep of a medical unit and an M-4 tank wait side
by ride for orders to move forward. Help these men save American lives by buying at least an extra S100 War
Bond today. fiom v. S. T,n,u,,
Nep Draft Groups
To Leave Next Week;
White Cell Increased
Two Negro draft groups have
been ordered to report at the local
board office on April 18 and 19 to
ieavt tot fmt BnnJptn. Ruth
BuSmer, darlt- of tho wd, announc-
The first group wfl$-t$ve for pre
indtactioa ' asmlnatiott and will be
" omposed aeveii jeecvees: Floyd
Sutton, Jr., Wiltie Easoti, Hayward
Wleh, Edward Martin, Arthur Har
relf Eaaa Winlow and James Jor-
' ton. . 'v, '
The iMond atroop, po8ed of
eight jnginmmJmf for In
selectees will be Jann, White, George
Frelson. Charlie Winslew, Howard
Mahly, William Barclift, Johnnie
Riddick, Alton Jordan and Alexander
Robertson. , V,
' Mrs. Sumner al.so announced the
local board has received orders to
increase the call for ten white men
for April 27 to all available selectees.
She stated the number of men who
will be ordered to report on this
date has not yet been determined,
but all registrants eligible for in
duction are expected to be called" up.
Ten out of the thirteen white regis
tsants, who took preinduction ex
aminations March 17, were accepted
for military service, according to
notice received here by the local
board late last week.
Revival This Week
The Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church, is
conducting a series of revival ser
vices at the City Road Methodist
Church in Elizabeth City this week.
He is preaching each evening at 8
. o'clock to a large congregation and
much interest is being shown. The
Rev. I. S. Richmond is pastor of the
church and he expresses delight at
the splendid success being evidenced
in the meeting.
.Mr, Reavis will go to Greensboro
Saturday, where he will perform the
marriage ceremony at 5 P. M. for his
son, 8. Sgt W. Hugh Reavis, and
Miss Margaret Long,, S. Sgt. Reavis
t serving- in tIre"tJ. S, Army Air
Corps and has not J"been home for
about four years, having spent 34
months overseas in England, Africa.
Sicily and Italy. 1J He is here on a
45-day furlough, at the end of which
time he will .return to his duties
overseas. - - ,. ' w-:r.- ."
- According , to his announcement,
Mr. Reavis will conduct regular ser
vices at the , local .church on next
Sunday at the usual nours.
Missing Is Wounded
Notified . by the , War. Department
on Sunday that her son, John Law
rence Window, was missing in ac
tion. Mrs. J. P. Ward of the Bethel
community, received - a letter later
this week from her-soli stating that
he had been wounded slightly, but
was now in an Allied hospital.
- - In his- tetter Mr. Winslow stated
-lie hoped his message would arrive
sefore the telegram .from the War
' Department, because he had been re
turned to bis compaBjr.Af f - jh'
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American troops of the First and
Ninth armies, on Wednesday reached
points within 110 miles of Berlin, in
their race for the Nazi capital.
Heavy resistance was reported in
spots, but the Germans have failed
to form a strong line to stop the Al
lies at any point. The U. S. Ninth
Army captured the city of Hannover,
while the Third moved through open
country south of the First. General
Patton's troops captured 285 mem
bers of the German diplomatic corps,
but did not gjet Ribbentrop, the For
eign Minister; British forces north
ward the port cities of Hamburg and
Bremen, "and have cut Off thousands
of Germans trapped in Holland.
The Third Army hit the jack-pot
last week-end, when they captured
the village of Mergers, and discov
ered the Germans had stored a vast
amount of gold and currency at the
bottom of a salt 'mine there. Engi
neers blew a hole through a brick
wall and soldiers had a view of the
gold bricks and Coin, estimated at
more than 100 million dollars. An
inventory is being taken of the
treasury, but it is believed by many
officials that the Nazis still have
other gold deposits elsewhere.
Russian troops are expected to
capture the city of Vienna within a
short time. Most of the c;ty is re
ported in Red hands, and the Nazis
have only a ten mile wide escape gap
from the Austrian capital. Russians
also captured Koenigsberg in East
Prussia, and report the Germans lost
134 thousand men killed. Few re
ports are made regarding the battle
on the Eastern front facing Berlin.
The war flared anew . along the
Italian front this week, when Allied
guns and planes opened a new of
fensive against German positions in
North Italy. The British Eighth
Army is reported moving against
the Nazis in what may be the last
battle in Italy. The American army
is engaged in the, drive.
Heavy fighting is reported on
Okinawa following a naval battle in
which U. S. forces sank five Jap war
ships, including the battleship Ya
mato, last big ship the Japs had.
The naval fight ended in another de
feat for the Japs, and U. S. officials
report cne Jap fleet is now severely
damaged. Troops in the Philippines
continue to Invade islands in that
area and are slowly cleaning up all
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The Government this week seized
235 strike-bound soft coal mines as
an agreement between labor and
operators was expected. tate De
partment ' officials are preparing for
the conference which opens in San
Francisco April 25. Armament cuts
are being authorized as th war out
look improves. M-
CENTRAL PTA M:TS
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Central Grammar $2hool ,will
meet at the school building Monday
night, April 16b t 8:80 o'clock. -All
members are urged to be Resent and
the public is invited to attend.
Combined Choirs On
Church Last Sunday
The combined choirs of the Hert
ford churches, which under the direc
tion of Edgar J. Hill and Miss Mar
garet Pearson of the Hertford USO
Club presented a musicale here on
Easter, repeated the performance
twice last Sunday. The program
was presented over the Elizabeth
City radio station on Sunday after
noon, and at the request of the Eden
ton USO, at the Edenton Methodist
church Sunday night.
The local USO announced two big
parties to be held at the club during
i foam si dance. - with
the Swing King orchestra from
Elizabeth City furnishing the music,
will be held Friday, April 20, and a
Monte Carlo night will be observed
on April 30. AJI service personnel
are invited to attend both parties.
Three meetings are scheduled at
the UlSO for next week, on Monday at
7:30 the GSO will meet and on April
18 at 8 P. M. the Program Commit
tee is to meet and the VSO will
meet April 19 at 4 P. M. All mem
bers of these three groups are urged
to attend the meetings.
Cooker Clinic Set For
Thursday, April 19th
Howard M. Ellis, Assistant Exten
sion Engineer from State College,
will conduct a pressure cooker clinic
at the Agriculture Building in Hert
ford on Thursday, April 19, Miss
Frances Maness, County Home Agent
The clinic will be conducted for
residents of Perquimans and Chowan
All cookers to be checked during
the clinic should be turned in at the
home agent's office not later than
April 18, Miss Maness said, and
cookers should be thoroughly cleaned,
as time will not be given to cleaning
of cookers on the day of the clinic.
Repairs Being Made
At Grammar School
Repairsvfere being rushed on the
roof of the Hertford Grammar School,
which was; blown off in the storm
here a month ago, and F. T. John
son, superintendent, stated the job
would be completed as soon as labor
The roof , is being, replaced with as
bestos shingles, instead of tin which
covered the' building before the
storm. Mr. Johnson stated that a
thorough inspection of the condition
of the building is being made before
the extra weight of the asbestos
shingles is placed on the roof, and if
needed, the roof would be reinforced
to assure safety of the building.
Further inspection of the building
will be made by Frank W. Benton;
school house architect of Wilson,
N. C, before the opening of schools
next fall, Mr. Johnson said.
PROMOTED TO SERGEANT
Morris Griffin, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Griffin, has been promoted
to the rank of sergeant in the Army
Air Force, according to word received
here last . week., figt Griffin is now
stationed ftt Avon Park, Fit.
School Bus Driver
Traffic Cases Make Up
Most of Docket In
Traffic violators made up most of
the docket heard at Recorder's
Court session on Tuesday of this
week, with considerable time being
consunied in hearing the cases.
Carl Winslow entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of driving a
school bus with insufficient brakes
and passing another school bus, wTHch
resulted in a student, Elmer Creed
more, being injured when struck by
Hie bus driven by WTrJsTow. Judge
Charles K. Johnson reprimanded
Winslow severely for the . careless
manner in which he .drives the bus,
and fined him $11) and costs of court.
(laither Chappell was found guilty
of reckless driving and was given a
CO day suspended sentence upon pay
meat of a fine of $50 and court
costs. His driving license was sus
pended for GO days.
McKinley Jones, Negro, was found
guilty of reckless driving and he was
ordered to pay a fine of $:fli and
costs and his license was suspended
for a period of 12 months.
Mutt Reed, Negro, was ordered to
pay the costs of court on a charge
James Winslow, charged with
speeding, entered a plea of guilty
and paid the costs of court.
Nathan Riddick was taxed with
costs of court on a speeding charge.
In the case of Nelson Green, Ne
gro, charged with non-support, the
State took a nol pros with leave.
Clifton Parker was found guilty
of driving without a 1945 license
and driving reckless. He was given
a 60 day suspended sentence and fined i
$30 and costs.
Richard Hurdle entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of speeding ami j
was fined $10 and ordered to pay i
court costs. 1
It was announced there would It
no session of Recorder's Court next j
week due to the April term of Su- j
perior Court which will convene i
with Judge J. J. Ilurney, of Wilming
Fewer Tire Permits
Due To Shortage
Perquimans County motorists re
ceived certificates for fewer tires
than applied for at the local ration
office last week, due to the cut made
in this month's tire allotment, Mrs.
Helen Davenport, clerk of the board,
stated. Only one tire certificate was
issued to each motorist applying for
Those approved by the board went
to M. M. Spivey, Martha Whedbee,
Beulah Wilson, G. F. Griffin, Clarence
Chappell, James Mallory, Mrs. Noah
Felton, Sr., R. E. Winslow, J. C.
Hobbs, Juanita Stalling, B. F. Bray,
Isaac Whedbee, Leroy Nixon, W. H.
Smith, James Collins, Mrs. T. S.
White, Alvin Copeland, Mrs. C. W
Bryant and John Starr.
Truck certificates were issued .to
Winslow Oil Co., 2; B. M. Miller, 2;
Ashley Jordan, 1; Milton Dail, Jr., 2;
and White & Hefren, 2.
Rotary Club Holds
Fish Fry Wednesday
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club postponed their regular meet
ing last Tuesday night and enjoyed a
flsh fry on Wednesday night instead.
The flsh fry was held at the farm of
J. H. Newbold and a large number
of Rotarians wss present to enjoy
War Loan Quota
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the
Perquimans County War Finance
Committee, stated yesterday that
the over-all quota for this county in
the Seventh War Loan drive, now
under way, has been set at $301,000.
Of this amount the public is urged
to purchase $130,000 worth of E
bonds, as the E quota for the drive.
This amount is just about double the
E quota of the Sixth War Loan.
The sale of Series E, F and G
bonds during the Seventh War Loan
is now in progress, all bonds pur
chased between April 9 and June SO
count toward the goal. . However,
other types of bonds will not be of
fered for sale before May 14th.
V-E Day Reminder
With victory over Germany draw
ing nearer and guesses being made
as to when the end of the war in
Europe will come, Mayor V. N. Dar
den this week issued a reminder to
the people of Hertford of plans for
mulated last Fall for observance of
When the official announcement of
V-E Day is made by General F'sen
hower, the lire siren will blow one
long blast, and all church bells will
ring as the signal of victory. Local
stores announced last Fall they
would close and the public is urged
to gather at their respective churches
to offer thanksgiving for the end of
the war against Germany.
It was announced thai if V-E Day
falls on Saturday tl;e merchants
would close their stores for a period
of two hours to permit the observ
ance of the celebration.
Local Soldiers Help
Build First Allied
Airfield In Germany
A Ninth Engineer Command I!at
talion, Germam Two Perquimans
men are members of the 818th Engi
neer Aviation Kattalion which has
just finished building the first Allied
f airfield to be ( (instructed inside
They are Sergeant Carson 11.
Hanks of Route
Class William K.
foreman with the
Pfc. Lane is a line
Work was begun
the Germans were
is a construction
on the held when
less than 2,000
yards away and after beginning the
Job. German artillery was so persist
ent that the site of the base was
changed to a spot a few hundred
yards distant where the brow of a
hill could protect them. The Battal
liori, which had to bring up its sup
plies on roads subject both to artil
lery and Luftwaffe patrols, had an
other stroke of hard luck. Two days
after work was started an unexpecl-
thaw set m and the area, dotted
I by German trenches nd pill boxes,
I was turned into a foot-deep field of
. There were only d.is without
rain or snow and in the almost bot
tomless muck, heavy equipment bog
ged down and the engineers turned
to the slogging joli of making run
ways with picks and shovels. In
spite of this, they managed in addi
tion to construction work, to main -tai
iij after a week of preparation, a
(light strip for liaison nnd artillery
observation planes. '
Sergeant Hanks is the son of
Hirtcher S. Hanks of Route 3, Hert-
ford and the
Hanks, who is
Pfc. Lane is
Mrs. William H.
brother of Roy S.
also serving in the
the son of Mr.
Lane, 16 Penn
Bundles Of Clothing
Be Turned In Drive
The collection of clothing
tribution in liberated areas,
ing up momentum here, according to
C. R. Vann, co-chairman of the Per
quimans drive. A goodly number of
bundles have been dropped in boxes
at the three collection depots in
Hertford, and the school children are
also bringing in several bundles each
The public is reminded that thin
clothing collection drive will continue
throughout the month of April, and
those who have old clothing to donate
may bring it to the Post Office, Pen
der's or Darden Brothers, or give the
bundle to a school child for delivery
at the school.
Farmers Urged To
Plant Peanut Crop
Declaring that "the demand for
peanuts this year is estimated to be
greater than at any other time du
ring the war," Agriculture Commis
sioner Kerr Scott recently urged pea
nut producers of this State to do
everything possible to secure a good
yield from this season's crop.
"Planting good seed is the first
step toward producing high yields,"
He stressed the following points
regarding seed: Plump, unshriveled
seed of known high germination is
vital to a good stand of vigorous
plants, which is necessary for high
yields; shelled seed sprouts quickly
and is less likely to decay; treated
seed germinates better and produces
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F. 1 1945, in Norfolk. Mother and daugh
& A. M., will meet Tuesday night, 'ter are getting along nicely.
Town Board Passes
Limits On Parking
Registrar and Judges
Named For Election
Members of the Hoard of Com
missioners for the Town of Hertford,
at a meeting Monday night, took
steps to curb an outbreak of speeding
on the town's streets, by passing an
ordinance limiting the speed to 15
miles per hour in the business dis
trict and z; miles per hour m lesi
dential areas. Police officers have
been authorized to enforce the meas
ure to full extent.
The board authorized the Mayoi
to place windstorm insurance on all
town property, now covered by insur
ance. This step was taken following
damage within the town by wind
l storm twice within the past year.
! Another traffic regulation voted
into effect at the meeting, limits
j the parking on Church street, be
llween Grubb and Market streets to
1 one hour, between six a. m. and six
j p. m. daily. This action was taken
in order to relieve the Congested
! condition in this area, and to pro
vide patrons of downtown stores
easy access to the stores. Enforce
' meat of this regulation will begin
ju.st as soon as the Town can pur
j chase and install notices of the rule,
j Store clerks and other residents,
I who have been parking in this area
in the past on an all day basis are
requested to begin observing the rule
by parking their cars on one of the
two town parking lots, convenient
to all stores.
Mrs. G. W. Newby was named to
serve as tax lister for the Town of
Hertford for listing 1945 taxes,
i The board named a registrar and
'two judges to serve during the spec
! ial election to be held on May 14.
Mrs. B. G. Koonce was named as
I registrar and Nathan Helfe and Miss
Virginia White will serve as judges.
; It was pointed out that the polls
I for the voting will be opened from
6:30 a. m. to 6::;( p. m. Eastern
Standard Time, which is 7 :.'!( a. m.
to 7::ili p, m. under the present war
time observed in Hertford.
Called To Determine
Extension Of Town
N. Hollowell, chairman of the
Perquimans County Hoard of Elec
tions, issued a notice this week of a
special town election, to be held in
the town of Hertford on May 14 for
the purpose of determining whether
or not the boundary limits of the
town shall be extended as called for
in a bill passed in the General As
sembly. According to the notice, registra
tion books for the election, for those
living in the Town of Hertford, who
are not at present registered, will be
open April 27 and closed May 5.
On the day of the election the polls
will open at 6:30 o'clock a. m. and
close at 6:30 p. in.
Easter Seal Report
Made By Chairman
Excellent results were reported
here this week on the sale of Easter
seals by Mrs. Sarah B. Perry, super
intendent of welfare, who served as
chairman lor the campaign. Mrs.
Perry reported $235.30 worth of seals
were sold and that 50 per cent of
this amount will remain here for aid
to crippled children. The remainder
has been forwarded to the national
office of the Society of Aid to Crip
The grammar school reported the
largest amount in money raised
through the schools, and the second
grade won the prize for the best
class report. Miss Ruth Elliott is
teacher of this grade.
While the county had no quota in
this drive, Mrs. Perry expressed her
appreciation to those who helped
make the drive so successful.
HURT IN GERMANY
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rountree, Hert
ford Route 3, received word their
son, Pvt. Melvin Rountree, was
hurt in Germany on March 28. He
is being treated at a hospital in
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Broughton
announce . the birth of a daughter,
Susan Relfe, born Sunday, April 8,
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