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Volume-XIL Number
Hertford, Perquimans County,: North Carolina, Friday, April 20, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
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In Aching E Bond
WM 7th Var Loan
Waif Finance Commit
tee Urges Buying of
- Series This Month
,With a quota of ?130,000 worth of
''j-K Bonds to be purchased daring the
', .Seventh War Loan, which is now un-
def way, residents of Perquimans
f County face the biggest challenge
yet "hurled at them in any war loan
drive
' Thir-amount is almost doubled the
, quotarlven the county during the
. sixtbar loan, but the local War
t Fins3 Committee feels confident I
11. 1- T tMn;na will '
-is WAnivB jibujikj uj 544muo .
meet-ais appeal for money and keep
' tnejftaty in the list of those which
V successfully meet war bond quotas.
The Seventh War Loan drive open-
d April 9 for the purchase of Series
f.'E, .F and G bonds, and will continue
' through June 30. The concentrated
-part Of the campaign, during which
". the Treasury will offer coupon bonds,
, will begin on May 14, thereby the
county has an opportunity to concen
trate oh Series E bonds prior to the
ripening of the main drive.
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the
War Finance Committee, this week
v issued, an appeal to the people of the
county to purchase heavily in E
' bonds during the next four weeks, in
rder that the county will not have
"J, such a large number of E bonds to
- buy during the latter part of the
21 'Seventh War Loan. He stated that
tmly by starting off with an excellent
, K backlog of sales of E bonds during
the preliminary period could the task
Of achieving both the E bonds and
Treasury Bond goal be successful.
v While the public may- believe this
w fievanth War Loan quota high, it baa
' been announced that the Treasury
) plans only two war loan drives' this
. earA -whereas it conducted three
drives last year. Therefore, the
" higher quotas for the present cam
paign. Sir. Eiddick pointed out that there
would be no canvass made in selling
bonds before May 14, but he urged
: local residents, to buy E bonds at
either post offices or at the local
Jtank. The bank sells was bonds, daily
arid tm6e- Joft WfbWflrhotft
the year and ...gladly do so to, help
the war effort. The chairman urges
everybody to join the Seventh War
Loan by purchasing E bonds begin
ning today.
IV.ILHardcasrJe
Rotary President
Members of the Hertford Rotary
' Club at their regular meeting Tues-
, day night elected W. H. Uardcaatle
: to serve as president of the local
club for the year beginning July l.
' Other officers elected at the meeting,
were Dr. A. B. Bonner,- vice presi
dent; R. S. Monds, secretary-treat,
urer, and a board of directors com
posed of J. R. Fu troll, W. H. Hard-
' castle, W. A. Hefren, C. P. 'Morris,
Max R. Campbell and Dr. A. B. Bon
ner. The club will hold a fish fry' on
next Wednesday night at the New
bold landing in place of its regular
meeting on Tuesday night at the
t Methodist Church. ' v
Ration Board Issues
Tire Permits To 41
Forty-one motorislareceiyed certi
ficates for the purchase sjiew tires
from the local Ration Board follow
ing ita meeting last Saturday, Mrs.
Helen Davenport, clerk of the BoaVd,
stated MoIMay'-f'';i',.;''v,
Passenger -tire Jrmits were is
sued to J. J. Phillips I, Preston Rog-
ersoft , Aleoc talUnga i, SaDie N.;
( Lane 1, Charles a Winslow 1, J. . W.
Goodwin 1, John i 1)ecker 1, Ernest
- Wilson 1, J. i A, Winslow r 1, 0. B.
Bker Ralph Mffle-4, William
White 2. W. B. PhilllDS t. Bertt C
Lane 1, George Moore ly Robert Hen-
dren 2. A Rudolnh ; Perry : WivW.i? openea taia wee
Owens 2, Irving Whedbee , Garland
t- TOiwuih n.fTmii
Lane 1. J; E. Perry 1, W. S. Spell-
man 1, 3.W Lamb 1, Joe Butt 2, ' T.
H. Jones 1, F. B. Skinner 1, J. L.
Winslow 1, R. VL. White lr 3. C. Svan-.
dy 1 and L Jr Hollowell k7: V
Truck type:' Major-Loomis 8, W,
3. Smith 2, Claude Williams 2, H. W.
-Winslow 1, Nathan Eiddick 1, Archie
Welch 2, Moody Harrell V Maude
Chappell i, Julian B. White 2,
neth Miller and R. L. Harrell 2.:
MISSION .STUD: CLASS ?
The lesion Study Class for the
young reople will ,be held at the
church 1-onday niht, April 23from
S to 7 P, VL Alt members are urged
w oe present. , , j. ,
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HERTFORD PAYS TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT
ROOSEVELT; STORES CLOSE SATURDAY
Residents of County Library Board Hears
Shocked at Passing of j Reports At Meeting
Nation's Leader; Tru-;
The Perquimans County Library
man Sworn In as 33rd Board held its refular meetn& n
, -r, x J 4- I APril 10 alld af ter transacting rout-
rreSiaent EiXpeeted tO ine business matters, heard a report
Carry on FDR Policies , f Monthw
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uraay arternoon to pay u-iouie w ,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who
died at Warm Springs, Ga., at 4:35
o'clock April 12, after suffering a
cerebral hemorrhage earlier in the
afternoon.
All stores and business houses in
Hertford closed during the funeral
hour, from 4 to 5 o'clock, as a tribute
to the country's greatest leader. A
memorial service was held at the
Uaptist Church at 4 P. M. as a tri
bute to the President.
The news of the death of President
Roosevelt was received here by radio
around 6 o'clock last Thursday and
residents in all parts of the county
were deeply shocked at the unex-
! uected report. The White House re
leased the news of the Presid ant's
death and immediately it was broad
cast to the nation and foreign coun-
i tries.
Funeral services of the late Presi
dent were conducted at the White
House last Saturday afternoon at 4
P. M., and burial was Sunday after-
noon at Hyde Park, New York. .
The President was visiting Warm
Springs, the site of the Infantile
Paralysis Foundation, for a rest
period following the strenuous Yalta
Conference, and to gain strength for
the peace parley which opens at San
Francisco on April 25. While Mr.
Roosevelt's health had not been good
for several months, his death was
wholly unexpected.
He was stricken shortly after on
o'clock, while sitting for a portrait
sketch, and did not regain conscious
ness. His -death was announced by a
Naval doctor at 4:35 EWT.
Mr. Roosevelt was the first war
time President to die in, office. Death
came while he was awaiting word of
victory in Europe over the Nazis,
word of whiclfe is expected to come
aounTivet-JPisidentt had served a
little more thkh three months "of his
fourth tenn and was heavily laden
with problems pertaining to war and
domestic, issues.
Succeeding Mr. Roosevelt as Presi
dent, Harry S. Truman was. sworn in
as the 38rd President in brief cere
monies at about 7 o'clock last Thurs
day night, and he began his official
duties last Friday.
Elected Vice President last No
vember, President Truman had pre
viously served in the Senate and
gained wide recognition for the man
ner in which he handled the Truman
Committee, which investigated de
fense activities and expenditures.
President Truman, a native of
Missouri, issued a-statement follow
ing ceremonies which raised him to
the highest office in the nation, in
which ne announced that he planned
to carry on the policies of Mr. Roose
velt in conducting the war and win
ning the peace.
The elevation of Mr. Truman to
the Presidency will leave vacant the
office of Vice President, whose of
ficial duty it was to preside over the
Senate. This task will be handled
by Senator McKellar of Tennessee,
chosen by that body as president
pro-tempo re.
No Election Of Town
Officials This, Year
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There will be no election of town
officials . for Hertford this year.
While other municipalities riil hold
elections, the local officials, by action
of a law passed by the 194 General
Assembly, will not be forcedto seek
re-election until the end of, four
year term in 1047.
The Town of Hertford, however,
will hold a special election on" May
14 for the purpose of determining
whether or not the boundary of the
town shall be extended. Registra-
; nd for the purpose
of registering
eligible voters
not
already on the
books.
Hobbsville Soldier j
Awarded Silver Sr
Cpl. Garland' J.,BuncbI husband of
Mary Cattwright Bunch, Hffbb
viUeThM been awarded t : Silver
Star for his ' bnratry !.' action
gainst : the enemy,- ceordbiff to
word received here last weelu -'
According , to . the citatfon, Cpti
Bunch held eft an enemy counter at
tack, with a 0 calibre machtae gun
and at the same, time relayljj
lery commandSi - ?
ta total of 52 new books were added
tne library during the month oi;lectees
1'ebruary and it new hooks were re-
. . . . March. Circulation
I during February , totaled 916 and
this increased during March to
1,409.
Miss Frances White
Weds Delbert Micky
In Church Ceremony
Miss Frances White, daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. I. L. White,
and Delbert Micky, CSKD, USNR,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bricker
of Beaver, Pa., were united in mar
riage on Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock in a quiet but impressive
ceremony at the Chapel in The Woods
near Norfolk.
The Baptist Chaplain Million from
the Norfolk Naval Base performed
the double ring service. The church
was decorated with white cut flow
ers, fern and lighted candles.
The organist played "Avb Maria"
and "1 Love You Truly." with the
traditional wedding marches being
used.
The bride was dressed m a Mexi
can gold dressmaker suit with black
accessories, and carried a white
prayer book with a single orchid
showered with sweet peas.
Miss Katherine White, maid of
honor, was her sister's only attend
ant. She wore a pink crepe dress
with black accessories and wore an
orchid corsage.
L. C. Winslow, uncle of the bride,
was the best man.
After the service, which was per
formed in the presence of a few
friends and relatives, the couple left
for a short wedding trip to Wash
ington, D. "C., ariSHeaver, Pa.
To Issue Sugar For
Canning Next Week
Plans are being completed here
this week by the Perquimans Ration
Board for the registration of house
wives who desire sugar for canning
purposes this year.
Mrs. Helen Davenport, clerk of the
Board, stated a number of letters
have been written county women re
questing their services in taking ap
plications. A meeting of these vol
unteers will be held Friday, April
20, at 3 P. M. at the Agriculture
Building, for the purpose ot explain
ing the work of registering appli
cants.
Registration will be conducted all
during next week at six points
throughout the county. Places chos
en as registration points are the Bel-
videre Community House, George
Jackson's Store, New Hope Com
munity House, Court House in Hert
ford, Phillips Store at Bethel and the
Anderson Church in the Beech Spring
community. Applications will Be re
ceived from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. each
day.
Mrs. Davenport said the home can
ning program this year has been de
signed to get the fairest and best
distribution of our war-short sugar
supplies, and to make sure that those
who actually do home canning get the
sugar they heed.
Pfc. Ernest Lane
Wins Combat Badge
With the fifth Army, Italy Pri
vate First Class Ernest Lane, son of
Mrs. Caroline W. Lane, whose home
is on Route 8, Hertford, has been
cited by the 338th Infantry Regiment
of the 85th "Custer" Division and
awarded the. Combat Infantryman
Badge for actual participation in
combat against the enemy on the
Fifth Army front in Italy.
, - SERVICES AT BEREA
' Services at Berea Church of Christ
will.be held Sunday, April 23, as fol
lows: -
' Bible School at 11 o'clock. The
lesson from Exodus is "The Found
ing of the Natron." ,
Preaching will be t 12 o'clock
noon by the Rev4 Preston E. Cayton,
pastor, who- is a forceful and convinc
ing speaker. .The public Is cordially
invite to come tut ana hear him.
20 White Selectees
To Leave For Army
Induction April 27
Local Board Has Three
Draft Calls on Hand
For Next Month
Another large contingent, the sec
ond within two months, of white se-
will leave here next Friday,
April 27, to report for induction into
the armed forces, Mrs. Kuth Sumner,
clerk of the Perquimans Draft Hoard,
stated today.
The group leaving next week will
include twenty white registrants from
this county and one transfer, making I
a total of 21 men who will leave oy
bus for Fort Hragg. Twenty-five
white selectees reported for induc
tion last month.
The men who have been ordered to
report next week are lien Owens, Jon
HoMis, William ISelch, Undsay Hac
cus, Charlie Winsloiv, Lander Over
ton, Klwoocl Perry, James Stokley,
Milton Jordan, Sylvester Davison,
James S. Stallings, Earlie Goodwin,
Harvey Chappell, Preston Copeland,
James Lilly, David Nixon, Calvin
Wilson, Medford Trueblood, Adrian
Smith, Dennis Chalk and Thomas
Lane.
Mrs. Sumner also stated the local
Hoard has three calls on hand for
filling during the month of May.
Fifteen white registrants are to be
ordered up for pre-induction examin
ations on May 10; ten Negro regis-
(runic will uilutA1 tviv nrn.i nHilv
tion examinations for May 16 and ir i Army has cut Germany ,n half nuh
Negro selectees will be ordered to rily, and have reached the Cseth
report for induction on May 21. j ordt'r " thTe. s"ulh of eany. The
No call for induction of white se- ! Flr-st and, Nl"th armi.-s are from 3a
IivWs for Mav hiw vot lwn rec.-iv-
ed by the local Board, but it is ex
pected a call will be issued later.
' The call for next Friday originally
ordered onlv ten men to report for
induction, but Selective Service Head -
quarters in Raleigh later changed
thisorder and informed the 1. cat
Board to send every available re;'ts-
trant
time
on this date. Thus for the
being
ti, iai uurA hnoiwu. aim me air lurce is now worn-
reached the bottom
white men available
calls.
.f the list of
for induction
JJigh School Honor
Roll Has 26 Names
F. T. Johnson, County School Sup
erintendent, announced this week
that 26 students of the High School
had achieved honors during the third
quarter of the school term and were
listed on the honor roll for the quar
ter. The students winning the scholas
tic honors are:
" Post graduate- Eula Mae Morgan.
11-A Frances Godfrey, Eleanor
Glyn Hurdle, Leona Lane, Ann Math
ews, Bill Murray, Marjorie, Rebecca
White, Myrtle Whedbee, Esther
Winslow, Joann Winslow.
10-A Mary Inez Chappell, Dot
megan Lane, Molly Oakey, Mary
Lina Raper, Kader White, Faye
Winslow.
9-A Laurastine Britton, Reggie
Tucker.
8-1 Leilia Lee Winslow.
8-2 Ann Hollowell, Msrie Roun
tree, Clarkson White.
8-3 Jtfary Lou Butt, Betty Ruth
Chappell, Pat Morris and Lindsey
Reed.
Brothers Meet After
3J2 Years Separation
Two Perquimans County brothers,
Marvin and Edward Simpson, held a
reunion in London recently, after a
separation of three and one-half
years, according to their fatner,
Claude Simpson, who received word
the brothers had a swell get-together
Marvin, who is serving m the
ixavy, nsppenea to get leave wnne in
port in England, and having previ
ously obtained his brother's address
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from Mr. Simpson, called on Edward,
who is in the Army, and a meeting
was arranged for London.
Fingers Amputated
Following Accident
Harry Williford suffered painful
injury to his left hand on Tuesday
afternoon while using a machine
driven circular saw, which so badly
damaged the index and middle ling
ers of the hand they had to be am
putated. COUNTY-WIDE MISSIONARY
MEETING AT MT. SIANI CHURCH
The County-wide Missionary meet
ing will be held at Mt Siani Church
May 2, 1948. The servicer will be
gin at 11 A. M.
NEGRO SENTENCED LIFE IMPRISONMENT
IN SUPERIOR COURT ON BURGLARY COUNT
THIS WEEK'S
HEADUNES
Harry S. Truman began his duties 1
as the 33rd President of the United
States this week by addressing a
joint meeting of Congress in which J
he told that body he intends to carry
on Mr. Roosevelt's plans for fighting
the war to a final victory and last- I
ing peace. He requested ol btaiin to
nave t1( jUssian foreign minister
sent to the San Francisco conference
and this request was granted. He
asked all present members of the ;
Cabinet and other Government posts '
to remain at their jobs, at least for
the time being. He told his first
press conference on Tuesday that he
had no intention of lifting the ban
on the brown-out, horse racing, etc., Jury in passing on bills of indict
adding that he thought these bans : melii the Court granted divorces to
were good for the morale of the na-
tion. In his speech to
asked full cooperation i
to carry nut the ideal
President Roosevelt.
Congress he ,
if the nation
of the late
: prison for a term of his natural ine.
General Eisenhower, whose armies j Williams broke into the house of Ed
i are steadily advancing on Berlin, an- gar Riddick early last December
! nounced this week that he would not while Riddick was asleep and stole
i declare a victory in Europe until all approximately $:!(0 and a number of
' pockets of Nazi resistance had been j gun shells. Little of the money was
I overwhelmed. The I . S. Third . recovered.
l" 1 l"e a cupiliu,
Heavy fighting is going on for four
big German cities, all of which may
! fall before this news' is published.
I The Allied air force has lecn having
! a ,lekl la' (lurmK tn(' Past weelc-
! havinK octroyed more than 1,000
Nazl Planos- motlv "" lne ground.
Tho alr ""mander has announced
uw strategic oommng campaign as
'"K with tactical groups.
li. ...i;., ...,...(. nt l.Mist ten
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IVUnuill at. ti' "."h l
through the Eastern frnt into Uer
i lin. Moscow haii made no statement
fas to the fighting on the Berlin
' front, but reports more than 200
Nazi tanks destroyed in battle this
week. The Germans reiHirt Red
troops are from IS to 25 miles from
Berlin. The Russians, having cap
tured and liberated Vienna, are now
moving northward toward a junction
with American troops fighting in
Germany.
j The War Department revealed this
week that Army personnel and
equipment are now being moved
i from the European theatre of war to
1 the Pacific, to nrenare for the final
assault on Japan. This movement, it
was announced, is about four months
ahead of schedule, and the forces be
ing moved are key service personnel
who will prepare bases and installa
tions to handle the thousands of men
to be transferred later.
American forces are still moving
ahead on Okinawa, but the Jap sui
cide plane squads are causing some I
trouble. Mopping up tactics are still
in force on the islands in the Philip
pines ana American xroops f c
pletmg tne invasion oi un
le, Oil WKlIiawa. mwic uiau
planes have beei destroyed by Naval
(runs and American flyers in the
Pyukyu area.
President Truman this week sent'
Congress the nominations of Lt.
Gens. Patton and Hodges to have
them named as full generals of the
Army. Each of the men are in
command of full armies under Gen
eral Eisenhower.
i USO Group Sponsors
, HflV KlfJe And rlCniC
Approximately 30 service people
tnd members of the GSO of e
Hertford USO Club enjoyed a hay-
ride and picnic, sponsored by Group
3 of the USO Program Committee,
last Tuesday night. The picnic was
held at Albemarle Beach, with Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Towe and Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Vann serving as
hosts and hostesses.
The group in charge of the outing
provided plenty of food for the occa
sion and a full evening of entertain
ment was had by those attending.
Another picnic ts planned by the
USO for the evening of April 22.
A variety show, made up of talent
from Harvey Point, Hertford and
surrounding community will be pre
sented at the club on April 28 and
on Monday. April 80, the -club will
hold a Mont Carlo Night, which
promises to be a big night of enter
tainment for all
April Term of Court
Adjourned Tuesday
After Concluding the
Criminal Docket
Perquimans County's April term
of Superior Court adjourned Tuesday
afternoon after concluding a rather
large docket of criminal cases and
issuing divorce decrees in thirteen
civil actions. Judge J. J. Burney of
Wilmington presided over the term
of court. Other civil cases on the
docket were continued.
Opening court here on Monday
morning, Judge Burney paid high
tribute to the late President Frank
lin D. Roosevelt by stating, "He had
courage and fortitude to carry on in
the same spirit as boys on the battle
field." The Judge then traced the
history of courts down through sev
eral centuries until the founding of
trial by jury in England in 182(1.
While waiting action by the Grand
ejKr,t parties, then began the task of
clearing the criminal docket.
T.iither Williams. Necrro. entered a
plea of guilty to a second degree
burglary charge and was sentenced to
Percy Winslow, N'egro, was found
not guilty by the jury of a charge of
drivjng drunk, but was convicted of a
charge of resisting arrest and as
saulting State Patrolman Charles
Payne and Clyde Fentress while they
attempted to arrest him on the first
charge. Winslow was sentenced
th roa ds for a period of 18 months.
He noted an appeal to
rourt the judgment,
the Supreme
and bail was
fixed at $1,500.
, The State took a nol pros with
ieavi. , the cases cnarging .i. i..
Hovce with driving uruiiK aim .ami
j ley Kl
1 sault.
1 Tin-
etwood, charged with as-
in- ease
f Trim Gordon, Negro,
ichaiged with fraud
was continued.
The State also continued the case
charging Kansom Edmonds with
manslaughter. '
.Much time was gained in con
solidating I lie cases of Wilson Fere
bee, Dennison Revells and Charles
Fereliee, all Negroes, charged with
breaking and entering Harden Hros.,
Reed Oil Company and Wilson
Heed-.- Service Station. It was
brought out that Charles Ferebee
was under Hi years of age and his
case was remanded to Juvenile
Court. Wilson Ferebee and Revells
were convicted on all three counts
and Judge Burney sentenced Revells
to State Prison for a period of not
less than five nor more than ten
years, and Ferebee was sentenced to
not less than eight nor more than
twelve years on the three counts.
Sentences beginning at the conclu
sion of previous ones.
The cases charging a
Negroes with assaulting
number of
Patrolman
Charles Payne and
Miller in performing
Officer Tommy
duties relative
I to the breaking and entering case of
the above defendants were also con
solidated and the court allowed mo-
tions for non-suit in all except those
! charging Lula Ferebee, Martha Fere-
; bee and Wilson Ferebee with viola
i tion. The ;urv returned a verdict
(Continued on Page
Two)
Eldon Winslow, AAF,
Missing In Action
Another Perquimans County youth,
George Eldon Winslow, a member of
the U. S. Army Air Corps, has been
reported as missing in action against
the enemy.
According to word received by his
sister, Mrs. Giles Kornegay, of Bur
gaw and relayed here to an aunt,
Mrs. Riddick Chappell, from the War
Department the youth has been miss
ing since Marcn so, wnen engagea
in action over Hungary.
Mr. Winslow was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Winslow and
has a brother, Russell Winslow, who
is serving in the Navy.
Eldon was a graduate of the Per
quimans County High School with
the class of 1937. He attended
North Carolina State College, and
was a graduate of an electrical weld
ing school at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Prior to his enlistment in the Army,
he was employed at the Norfolk
Shipbuilding Company.
After entering the services he
trained as a turret-gunner at Pana
ma City, Florida, and was sent to
Westover Field, Mass., for advanced
training before he left the States in
December of last year.
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