Published every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
(hip co n&is ting of Joseph O
Campbell and Max R. Campbell, ef
Hertford, N. C
MAX CAMPBELL Edltoi
SHonb Carolina vtk
t..uiei aa second daas mattei
ovembet 16. 1934, at poatoCflet
at Hertford, North Carolina, on
Uer the Act of March, 187.
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resolutions of respect, eta will be
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Advertising rates famished by
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1945.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Death struck suddenly on April 12
and claimed President Franklin D.
Roosevelt while he was working on
the taBk of providing the world with
a plan for lasting peace. In the
death of the President our nation
lost its greatest leader and the world
lost a great statesman.
The reaction of the entire world to
the news of his passing was one oi
complete shock. A champion of the
"little people" from the time he as
sumed the office of President of the
United States in 1932, Mr. Roosevelt,
foreseeing the Nazi plan for world
domination, expanded the cause of
the "little people" throughout the
globe and caused this nation to be
come the arsenal of democracy which
plan eventually stopped the Nazi
drives. His leadership among the
statesmen of 'the world will be miss
ed during the trying times ahead.
There can be no doubt but that
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's place in
the pages of history will occupy the
prominence of those great leaders of
the world who have gone on before.
His record as administrator of the
affairs of the country caused the citi
zens to demand and retain him in the
highest office despite the two-term
tradition of a hundred and fifty years
His loss will be keenly felt
throughout the nation for many
months, if not years, but his spirit
will call upon all of us to unite in
the support of his successor, Presi
dent Harry S. Truman.
Food a Weapon In War
Americans who grumble about the
rationing of food make it a point to
assert that they do not wish to cut
down supplies available to feed our
fighting men who risk their lives on
the various fronts of the war.
Most of the critics intimate that
too much food is being sent to our
fighting; Allies and they make no se
cret of their belief that the civilian
populations of reclaimed countries
are getting foodstuffs that should be
reserved for domestic consumption.
It ought to be apparent to these
Americans, many of whom have rela-
tives at the front, that if we expect
our Allies to continue fighting, it is
vitally important that they receive
sufficient food to keep the home
front, as well as their armies, oper
ative. Certainly, in countries reclaimed
by our armies, there must be a rea
sonable amount of food for civilians
if the area behind our armies is to
remain stable. Otherwise, many of
our soldiers would be engaged in
keeping order in occupied lands.
News from the battlefronts in re
cent weeks has told us of thousands
of civilian prisoners, released from
These men and i
women represent citizens of countries
victimized by Germany on fighting
the aggressors. They were seized .
bodily and carried into captivity by
Now that they are released, it is
necessary for us to make available 1
sufficient food to rebuild their bodies
and restore their health. Otherwise,
we would be treating them almost
as badly as the Nazis.
Hammer And Anvil
It may now be but a matter of
days if not hours before the hammer-and-anvil
action by the armies of the
Western Allies and of the Russians
will begin. When it does, the end of
all organized German resistance in
north Germany must be very near.
The American advance has broad
ened from an armored spearhead to
a 100-mile front along the Elbe, and
another ponderous column is bearing
down on Liepzig. Whether these
armies are to be the anvil of the
hammer will soon be revealed. The
forces on the Elbe, like those on the
Oder, now seem strong enough to
perform either function or both.
While there may be political rea
sons why the Russians have held
their lines so far instead of match
ing the offensive in the West, either
of two military reasons could furnish
sufficient explanation. The British
and Americans have moved so fast
in exploiting the enemy's weakness
and following through to cut apart
his forces "Ithat the German High
For Returning Vets
Agricultural advisory committees
have been organized in each county
in North Carolina to give assistance
to returning war veterans, who are
interested in obtaining aid in agri
cultural problems, says R. W. Shof
fner, in charge of Extension farm
management at State College.
"These committees are composed
of progressive farmers representing
all sections of each county," he ex
plains. "Their function is to advise
with veterans who come to them for
assistance in selecting farms, get
ting started in farming, in choosing
the ibest type of farming suited to
the locality, and in becoming estab
lished in farming as a vocation.
"The returning veteran should
first contact the county agent, who
is the secretary of the advisory com
mittee in the county. The agent is
in position to give the veteran re
liable information regarding the
many problems which he will face,
He can also direct him to those far
mers who will be able to give him
the most help in making wise de
cisions on the problems as they arise.
lhe agricultural advisory com
mittees for veterans are working
closely with the Agricultural Work
ers Council in each county and the
returning veteran will find all of
these farm people and the represen
tatives of all agricultural agencies
in the county most anxious to give
him all possible assistance."
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of guilty of simple assault against
Lula Ferebee, who was given a 30
day suspended sentence and placed
on probation for a period of five
years. Martha Ferebee was sentenc
ed to two years in prison for as
saulting the officers with a deadly
weapon, and prayer for judgment
was continued in the case of Wilson
Troy Elliott was sentenced to 12
months on the roads after entering
a plea of guilty to a charge of driv
ing drunk, sentence to run concur
rently with a similar sentence given
the defendant jn the Chowan Court
two weeks ago.
David Coston and Jackson Coston,
Negroes, were found guilty of as
sault and hig-hway robbery and each
was placed on probation for a period
of five years.
Leslie Nixon entered a nlea of
guilty to a charge of driving drunk
and was fined $60 and ordered, to pay (
the court costs.
The Grand Jury
work of passinir on bills of indiek.
inspecting countv nroDertv
ana omces late Monday afternoon.
In its report to the Court the jury
stated it had inspected the schools
and found the Hertford Grammar
School in bad condition due to the
recent storm, and recommended a
thorough inspection of the roof, jvalls
and entire structure of the building.
It recommended minor repairs at the
High School and County Home. The
jury0reported it had inspected the
county offices and found all in good
Ralph R. White was foreman of
, trand Jury and all members
u. v,. uiujcua, uqeu tsaccua,
Roger Morris, W. C. Barclifi, F. K
Chappell, Joe H. Towe, Wallace
Bright, J. R. Asycue, 2. A. Harris,
J. R. Baker, John Hendren, Law.
rence Towe, Willard Hurdle, S. A.
Owens, Matt Mathews, W. T. True
blood and J. H. Corprew, Jr.
3to 45th Anniversary
R. M. Riddick, executive vice
president of the Hertford Banking
Company, last week received a mes-
sa8:e congratulations from Alfred
K - Fncke, assistant vice president
of the Central Hanover Bank of
New Yrk, on the occasion of the
local hank's 45th anniversary. The
message expressed renewed thanks
for tne splendid account of the local
DanK carried with the New York
Incidentally, the Hertford Bank is
the 15th oldest bank in North Caro
lina. BALLAHACK NEWS
Jliss Thelma Elliott, cadet nurse
at General Hospital. Norfolk, Va.,
spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace jGood win were
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks Harrell, Jr., near Elizabeth
Bill Armstrong of Columbia spent
Command has been at a loss for
counter measures. As long as tHe
Russians threatened imminently
everywhere along the Eastern front,
and did not tip their hand by com
mitting an already prepared offen
them were jinned down where they
sive, the German divisions facing
Furthermore, the Allied drive has
been pushing right up into the Ger
man rear positions. It would be
logical to exploit this advantage to
the utmost before asking or expect
ing the Russians to make a frontal
assault unnecessarily soon against
heavily fortified positions. - Chris
tian Science Monitor.
KplMMd by U. 8. Wit DtpartaMat. Barm ol PablW RItkni.
FIRST U. S. AIRFIELD IN GERMANY Beside the wreck of this German JU-88 Aviation En
gineers of the 9th Engineer Command are shown building the first completely Am?' wn bivlt a:i-3i.r.p
on (.'ernifin so 1. (Official tli AF photo.)
the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Troy
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bunch and
daughter of Rocky Hock and Mr. and ,
Mrs. Sidney Goodwin and children ;
visited Mr. and Mrs. William Cope-
land and Mrs. W. W. Copeland Sun
Mrs. Elizabeth Bates and daugh-'
ter, of Norfolk, Va., spent the week
end with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Sutton.
Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsia Elliott
and Miss Margarette Elliott of New
port News, Va., spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Troy Elliott
Mr. and Mrs. Addie Winslow of 1
Elizabeth City and Mr. and Mrss. C.
A. Bogue and Leonard Winslow, Jr.,
of Woodville visited Mr. and Mrs.
S. M. Winslow Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Byrum and chil
dren Don and Sandra of' Norfolk
spent Sunday as guests of E. L.
Chappell and Miss Grace Chappell.
Mrs. Archie Kendall and Mrs. El
wood Smith of Washington, D. C,
were week-end visitors with Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Smith.
Leonard Winslow of Norfolk spent
Friday night as a guest of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M- Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Young and
son, Harmon, Jr., were recent visitors
with Mr. and Mrs." J. M. Copelnd.
Mr. and Mrs
E. O. CoDeland and
son, Raiford, of Elizabeth City were
guests of Mrs. H. P. White Tuesday
Mrs. Hettie Lamb returned home
Saturday after a visit with her
daughter, .Mr T. T. Ferrell, of
Mrs. P. L. Whedbee of WasMng
ton, D. C, spnt Wednesday night as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Chappell and
daughters, Jean and Linda and Mrs.
H. P. White spent Wednesday in
Mrs. Dorothy Hobbs of Jackson
spent the week-end as guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. White, j
Mr and Mrs. A. D. Ward, Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis Chappell, Mr. and Mrs.
C. T. Rogerson, Jr., and daughter,
Carolyn, were visitors with Mr. and
Prepare now for the hot dayp ahead by
choosing some of our jine outdoor pieces
in which you can "take it easy" when the
sun boils down.
See our selection of Porch Rockers,
Glider?, Swings and Gardefn Chairs. '
They, are built to make you comfortable
all during Spring and Summer. '
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a 1 1 jNv.Foindexter St.
Mrs. C. T. Rogerson Sunday after
noon. Mr. and
Mrs. Moody White and
Ella Mae, of Hickory
Cross visited Mr. and Mrs. S. M.
Winslow Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Smith and Miss
Pauline Smith were in SufFolk Tues-
Farmers Given Tips
On Cutting: Pulpwood
Before a timber owner starts to
cut pulpwood, he should know sever
al things about the market and price
he will receive. The first thing to
find out is where he can sell and the
price the buyer will pay. Next he
will want to get the local specifica
tions, since they vary in different
places due to the different retire
ments of the mills. In general, the
mills will accept wood cut 5 feet
long and to a minimum diameter of
4 inches at the small end of the
stick. H. E. Blanchard, farm forest
er oi tne btate College JSxtension
Service at White ville, gives the fol
lowing suggestions to farmers.
One item that is often confused is
the difference between a 'cord and a
'unit'. The majority of' the mills
buy on the basis of the cord of 128
cubiq feet. If your pulpwood is cut
5 feet long and stacked in racks 8
feet long Dy 4 feet ' hwh. it contains
onq and one-fourth cords or one unit
The cord is the legal standard of
measure in North Carolina, except
that pulpwood may be bought and
sold by the unit of 160 cubic feet
until June 1, 1946. Before cutting
operations, be sure on which basis
you are dealing.
In cutting pulpwood, the first
thing is to select the trees you re
Too Late To Classify
FOR SALE BliLLDOG PUPS.
Call or see Lester Baker, Belvi
dere, N. C. ltpd
FOR SALE 1941 PLYMOUTH MO
tor. In first class condition. Also
one ground saw mill, rebuilt like
new. See C. R. Ward, Hertford,
N. C. ltpd
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going to cut Under most condi
tions, trees 12 inches or over should
not be cut for pulpwood because they
are worth much more for saw umber.
At least 80 of the best, straightest
and largest trees should be left on
each acre to grow into the future
timbeVcrop. Trees less than 6 inches
should also be left because there is
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Engagement Of Miss
Virginia C" Byrum Is
I ; AntidURced By Parents ,
Byrum; announce the engagement of
their daughter, ; Virginia Campbell,,
to r ngm umcer josepn a. ttusiow,
son oi mx, and Mrs. tirover i.iw f
low Lecsyille, .fcpMiX
nAT 'i-rnaiAw tm sitttiAnAd ai ' '.
Nebraska; '" '
Miss Byrum has been a member of
the -LeaksvUle High School faculty
for the past two and one-half years.
TvnAr SnlrliM- With I ) ut-
Pfc. Sidney D. "Hollowell of Tyner
is a member" of the 649th Engineer
Topographic Battalion with the Sixth
Army Group hi France. 'Wherever
American assault troops hit the
beaches of the Mediterranean Sea,
they earned with them maps pro
duced by the 649th Battalion, a topo
graphic unit now . supporting: the
u. a. nevenin Armv in I ,T I .on .1 am .
cob L. Devers' Sixth Army Group.-
Activated on December . 15, 1941. '
the 649th began by printing maps of
the North Africa invasion. It land
ed in North Africa on April 13. 4943.
and went Into Southern Franre in
oepiemoer. i44. its surmmen
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Customer "Somehow I dont like
the looks of that mackerel"
Fish Dealer "Well, lady, if it's
looks you are after, why dont you
buy a gold fish?" v
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