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DEVOTED TO TOT UTOp pjf pRD 4ND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Vdme Xil. Number 17.
Hertford. Perquimans County North Carolina. Friday, April 27, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year
Sale Of War Bonds
During April Lags
As 7th Drive Nears
Heading for a Beachhead
Ppiia M On
Derlin Moves Fast;
Population Is Reported
Fighting Against the
Nazi SS Troops
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"You're Young Only Twice," a
comedy in three acts, by Joseph
Spalding, has been chosen by mem
ben of the senior class of Perquim
ans High School for their annual
class stay, to bev presented at the
high Khool auditorium on Thuraday,
May 17. '
The cast for the play has been se
lected and is now rehearsing under
th4 direction of Miss Eloise Scott,
whO is coaching 4he play.
The cut' includes Ruth Tucker, v ho
is io play; the role of Mrs. Trigg,
house mottAr of the Alpha Beta Sig
ma: torjqrJMi8uWhitft, who Js
Sofhie, maid 'of' an v?orlt; Teggjr
Felton, Libby . Frohman, a college
senior; Dorothy Faye White, Helen
Hunter, president of the sorority;
Marguerite Cook, Beatrice Newman,
a wise-cracking freshman; Helen
Raye Baker, Irene Pratt, a co-ed;
Pauline Smith, Avis Laurel, another
co-ed; Marjorie Rebecca White, Dor
othy Randolph, a Georgia peach ;
Grace Barnett, Miss Agatha Dun
ning, a spinster in her forties and an
alumna; Bill Murray, Van Wyck
Waterhouse, a football hero and a
rich man '8 son; Horace Baker, Emil
de Soto, his roommate; Curtis Wil
son, Stubby Holcomb, a sophomore;
George Wood, Chester Pearson, a boy
working his way through school;
Colon Jackson, Lowell Cooper, a
senior, and Thurman White, Van
Wyck Waterhouse, Sr., Van's father.
Party Held Friday
Hertford's USO Club celebrated- its
Aim annivaroDinr unfit a Kirf KHaW
dance, held at the club room on Fri-
day, April 20, with large-crowd of
service men and GSO s enjoying the
evenlna-. Mrs. R. S. Monds and Miss
I ' Ruth -Tucker were in charge of decc-
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rauons ana mm r ranees iuaca
served as chairman of the commit
tee for refreshments.
Doling the evening . Mrs. Olivia
HobbV told fortunes which, as usual,
was a very . popular sidelight to, the
dance.' At ..inteimisslon a "blind
date" contest was staged with Miss
Joyce; Harrell and Miss Eloise Scott
chosen as the blind dates.
, Members of - the . Hertford GSO
have jbeen invited to attend a formal
dance to be sponsored by the Eden
ton USO at the Edenton armory to
night, and it has - been announced
that transportation will - leave- the
Hertford Club at 7:80 tonight,-
The USO will stage a Monte Carlo
night at the Club on April SO, and
plenty f fun is promised all who at-i
Services Being Held
At Whiteville Church
- There will be a week-end revival
held , at Whiteville - Grove Baptist
' : Church, .Belvidere, 'April 28 and, 29.
ftarvfo start 5!tunlaV' nicrht at 8:30
,4'flw'-.-' R,inHo 11 .A. M . P. V
'and 8.C0 P, M. ' - I '
The . Rev. Jaraes Baker, pastor, of
the ck rch, will do the preaching. -
The publio is cordially invited .to
: attend all, services . ' -'''
With Berlin being overrun by Rus
sian troops, -the American First and
Ninth armies were still waiting a
junction with other Russian army
Units the middle of this week. The
meeting of the Western and Eastern
Allies had been expected for any day
since last Sunday, but for some rea
son the meeting was delayed. Am
ericans, stationed on the Mulde Riv
er. held radio conversations with
Russian troops advancing toward the
Allied positions. Measures were tak
en to prevent an accidental skirmish
between the Red and Allied troops
Identification; symbols were studied
by-botlf iHhtdHiF e be - able to
recognize friendly groups.
While the American First and
Ninth troops were waiting for the
Reds, General Patton's Third Army
was busy slashing into the German
redoubt in the Bavarian Alps. Aid
ed by French troops, the Americans
were moving at a rate of two miles
per hour and were within 94 miles of
BercheKtesgaden, Hitler's mountain
hideout. The American Seventh and
the French are closing in on Munich,
birthplace of the Nasi party. Pat
ton's drive into the area, expected to
be the spot for Germany's last stand,
caught the Nazis napping, and it is
reported that the attack is being
made to overrun the area before the
Nazis can move into the section in
German defenses on the Italian
front are reported crumbling before
the powerful spring offensive of the
American Fifth Army and other Al
lied troops. The Fifth captured the
Italian seaport of La Spezia early
this week, while other Allies were
overrunning Modena and Ferrara.
More than 40 thousand- Nazis were
reported captured A news blackout
has been ordered for the fighting in
the Po Valley.
In the Pacific area the Japs con
tinue a terrific defense on Okinawa
where U. S." Marines and Army units
are battling to drive, the last Jap defenders-
oflfthe island: The Ameri
cans have captured two more small
er islands near Okinawa and the
U. S. Fleet has opened up heavy
bombardment on the Jap . streng
points. Admiral Nimitz reported this
week the Japs have' lost more than
11,000 men on Okinawa.
4 Marshal Petain, the bid man who
ran France under the German occu
pation, has entered Switzerland from
Austria for the purpose of surrender
ing to French authorities, to-stand
trial for treason.' Other, French -officials
who art charged wjjth collabor
ating with the Nazis are 'reported to
still be : in Germany. .Two of them
have been refused entry into Switz
Mr. and Mr. Sam Lone-announce
the birtk of a daughter, born Satur
day night, April 21, 145, .at the
Medical ' Center,- Elizabeth City,
Mother and daughter are tying nice
ly and returned home, Tha fsday. . :
BIRTH ANNOUNCE; LENT .
Mr. and Mrs. G W. Bakir of New
Hope , announce tha birth of a son,
April l&V r Mother and baXjr are re
ported doing nicely, v. -'. . t
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Meeting To Be Held
At Columbia May 3
The Methodist churches of the
Elizabeth City District will hold the
District Conference at Columbia,
N. C, on Thursday, May 3. The
meeting will be called to order at
9:30 A. M., and will continue through
out the day. At this conference re
ports of the work being done in
every church in the district will be
made and plans made for the work
during the remainder of this confer
ence year. V. N. Darden and G. A.
White have been elected by the
Quarterly Conference of the Hertford
Methodist Church as delegates to the
The Rev. J. Herbert Miller, super
intendent of the Elizabeth City Dis
trict, will preside at the Conference.
The Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of the
Methodist Church in Hertford, is
chairman of the committee to license
young men to preach, to renew the
license of all local preachers and to
recommend suitable persons to the
Annual Conference. Mr. Reavis is a
member of the Committee on Tem
perance and Social Service also.
The last Sunday in April marks
the end of the first half of this con
ference year. All churches through
out the district are being called up
on to check their programs and see
if the year's work is half way com
plete. Pre-School Clinics
Scheduled For May
The Perquimans County Health
Department today announced a sched
ule for a series of pre-school clinics
to be conducted in the county during
the second week in May. The sched
ule is published in this issue and
parents are requested to clip the
schedule for their information and to
bring children to the schools on dates
The clinics are being conducted for
both white and colored children, and
attention is called to the fact that
clinics this year will be held at only
three colored schools. Prospective
students of other colored schools
must appear at one of those listed
for the cljnic.
The Health Department will be as
sisted in . conducting the clinics by
Dr. I. 'A. Hoggard at the white
schools and Dr. J. D. Weaver at the
Oil Grammar School
Frank W. Benton, well known
school architect of Wilson, notified
1 T. Johnson,, superintendent of
schools, that an inspection of the
Hertford 'Grammar School indicated
that the rafters of the building were
satisfactory to stand the weight of
the new roof now being placed on
The haw roof being applied is
somewhat heavier than the tin which
was torn oft during the recent storm,
and' there was some question regard
ing the safety of the building with
the? additional weight, but the in
spection' mealed 'the rafters suffi
cient' to stand even greater weight
than, being applied, -
Ik'ilin, third largest c'ty of tha
world, lies in shambles, with Russian
troops haltering through uuci'iiquor
ed sections in drives to wipe out the
Nazi defenders left in the area. The
Russian attack has been so fierce the
Germans have not had the forte and
power to put up a defense such as
the lieds did at Moscow, Stalingrad
and Leningrad. The German cluim
tli.it the city would be defended block
by block, house by house has not ma
tenalized. Some reports state the
Ci,.y ,o so destroyed it will be impos
sible to rebuild for vears.
The Ked drive on Berlin opened
early this week and by Wednesday
the Russian troops ere half way,
through the city. Fighting between j
the Germans themselves was report-
ed to have broken out in the north- j
ern section of the city, with hund-
reds of Germans attempting to sur-
render the fort against the will of ,
Nazi SS troops. The Russians en- j The Rev. Albert Sinmis of Little
circled most of Berlin prior to ton will be the guest evangelist at a
launching the drive, and reports on ' series of revival service scheduled
Wednesday stated the city was com-I to begin at the Hertford Baptist
pletely cut olf from outside help.
Two Russian armies met inside Ber
lin by mid-week and joined forces
to complete the job of capturing the
Lowell Thomas, news commentator,
flew over the city and reported it to
be burning from one end to the
other. Only onr section, Potsdam,
seemed to be undamaged, he report
ed. He added he saw a group of 20
to 00 thousand unarmed Germans
headed toward the American lines,
seemingly to surrender.
German radios continue to an
nounce that Hitler is in Berlin, lead
ing his Nazi defenders. However,
the majority of Allied leaders be
lieve he has long since left the cap
ital for his retreat in Berchestes
gaden. This destruction of Berlin is the
first time in 175 years, and several
wars that the German capital has
been touched by war. itaxsian archies
sacked the city in a war against
forces of Frederick the Great, but
from that time to th present the
Germans have escaped damage until
With more than half the city over
run, its capture depends upon the
will of the Nazis to resist the tre
mendous bombardment of the Red
forces, but the superiority of the
Russians no doubt will continue to
roll up the Nazis in the final fight
ing as rapidly as the early gains.
Ration Board Issues
Tire Permits To 37
By limiting the majority of appli
cants to one tire, the Perquimans
Ration Board issued purchase certi
ficates to 37 local motorists for tires
at its meeting last Saturday.
Passenger type certificates went to
Roy Boyce, Clyde Wilson, L. R.
Lane, Earl Morse, Irving Whedbee,
J. E. Stallings, Julia Stokes, C. F.
Griffin, Robert Hendren, J. L. De
Laney, E. L. Jennings, Ernest Lamb,
Dr. T. P. Brinn 4, Thomas Lane, J.
R. White, L. W. Hobbs, C. T. Rog
erson, Jr., Lawrence Towe, Dora
White, J. F. Hollowell, Nathan Rid
dick, C. C. Mansfield, Sr., and W. E.
Truck type: White & Monds 2, H.
W. Lynch 1, E. M. Perry 2, Major
Tractor type: Kenneth Miller 1,
G. H, Hunter 1, W. F. Elliott 1, N.
C. Spivey 1, Floyd Mathews 1, W. L.
Wood 1, J. M. Benton 1, C. E. Rus
sell 1, W. L. Jessup 2, and W. H.
Central PTA Discusses
Lunch Room Project
The Parent Teacher Association of
the Central Grammar School held its
meeting last Monday night . at the
school auditorium. The meeting
opened with a devotional by the Rev.
J. D. Cranford. Miss Mildred Lewis
sang two selections.
During the business session F. T.
Johnson, school superintendent, gave
a report on available material for a
lunch room building and a commit
tee was appointed to appear before
the Board' of Education relative to
construction of the building.
Following a recreational hour,
which ' included two contests, ice
cream-was served. The program was
in Charge of the Chapanoke group
and the -third grade won the attend
ance prize "
REV. ALBERT SIMMS
Scheduled To Begin
Baptist Church Sun.
Church Sunday, April 2!), and con
tinuing through May 9, the Rev.
Howard G. Dawkins, pastor of the
church, announced today.
Services will be conducted twice
daily, at 8:15 A. M. to give school
children and store employees an op
portunity to attend the morning
worship, and then each evening at 8
o'clock. It was announced that the
morning services would last onlv .'iO
The Rev. Mr. Dawkins issued a
cordial invitation to the public to at
tend all services and stated the Rev.
Mr. Simms will deliver some stirring
messages during the series I
He said. "Let us take time from
our busy lives and make these days
count for the Lord in this community.
I feel that one of the things most
needed in the community is a revival
f God's love. I'lan to attend this
revival and bring your friends. "
Winners 4-H Contest
Announced This Week
During the past week a biscuit
ontest was held in 4-11 clubs in Per
quimans County. The contest was a
follow-up of a demonstration given
by the assistant agent at regular
club meetings in March.
Kathleen Hurdle, age 111, of the
Winfall Junior Club, has been chosen
as first place wirmer in the county.
fcybll lxiuise Lane of the Hertlord , draft registrants will receive orders
Grammar Senior Club was second j to report to the local board for pre
place winner. induction and induction calls during
Carolyn Matthews of the Hertford ' the month of May, Mrs. Ruth Sum
Grammar Junior Club was third place I ner, clerk of the board, announced
winner. 1 this week.
The county winners were selected i
from the first nla,.e dinner f ..!,!
club. .Biscuits were scored according
to general appearance, crust', texture
and flavor. Each entry was placed in
one of the following groups: Award
of Excellence, Award of Merit, and
The following girls were in the
Award of Excellence group:
Norma Frances Butt, New Hope
Doris Carver, Carolyn Hurdle,
Gerelene Winslow and Virginia Gay,
Winfall Senior Club.
Kathleen Hurdle and Janie Wins
low, Winfall Junior Club.
Carolyn Matthews and Mary Beth
Perry, Hertford Grammar Junior
Sybil Louise Lane and Laura Hos
kins, Hertford Grammar Senior Club.
There were 59 entries in the con
test. Recorder's Court
In Short Session
Four cases were disposed of in
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning, while six cases
were continued until the next term
of court due to the absence of the
prosecuting witness, Charles Payne,
State Patrolman, who was attending
Supeior Court in Washington County.
The State took a nol pros in the
tse cnarging Kaymona uateman
with non support of his children,
when the prosecuting witness failed
to appear m the case.
Raymond Ivey entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of driving with
improper brakes and paid the costs
Ralph Burke, Negro, was taxed
with court costs after-pleading guilty
to driving with insufficient brakes.
Melvin Byrum entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of reckless driv
ing and prayer for judgment was
continued Upon payment of all costs.
Meeting- of Finance
Committee Set For
First Week In May
Perquimans County residents are
lagging in the purchase of Series K
War Bonds during the month of
April, according to a report issued
this woe!; by R. M. Riddick, chair
man oi the War Finance Committee.
Only seven thousand dollais worth oT
K bonds had been purchased up to
noon on Wednesday as against ft
quota of .;(l,U00 for the Seventh
From all indications the War Fi
nance. Committee faces a tremendous
job in selling sufficient I.onds during
the drive to meet the quota. The
drive, now under way, will go into
high gear on .May 14, when the
Treasury Department will olfer other
types of bonds to the public.
Plans for a concentrated house to
house canvass in selling Series E
bonds will be made at a meeting of
the entire War Finance Committee
which will lie held during the first
week in May, Mr. Riddick said
While the chairman has no fear that
the county will not meet its overall
quota for the Seventh War Loan, he
does have apprehensions regarding
the Series K quota and for that rea
son he is urging the public to buy
every K bond possible before May
14, when the other types of bonds
are offered for sale.
He stated. "We will have a hard
task meeting this Seventh War Loan
quota in E bonds unless every man,
woman and child participates by pur
chasing Series E bonds.
"Perquimans County has success
fully met every war bond quota yet,
and we musl not fail in this one
This call for heavy buying on the
part of individuals can be a challenge
hurled at our enemy. It will show
our fighting men the home front is
backing up the battle to victory."
It has been figured out that if 1,300
persons would e.aeh buy a $100 Series
K bond, the county could easily and
quickly reach its Seventh War Loan
quota. It's time to start the parade
for the purchase of E bonds ... do
it today. Buy a $100 bond from the
bank or post office to help put the
county over tile goal.
Braft Board To Fill
Four Calls In May
A total of fifty Perquimans County
lhe boanl has lour calls' two '""f"
induction and two induction, to be
filled during the month. The first
call is for 15 white registrants to
take pre-induction examinations on
May 10 and ten white selectees will
leave for induction on May 29. Ten
Negroes will be ordered to report
for pre-induction exams on May 16,
and 15 Negro selectees will be in
ducted on May- 21.
The last contingent called up dur
ing the present month, 20 white se
lectees, left here this morning for
Fort Bragg for induction into the
Name Honor Students
At Perquimans High
Bill Murray and Esther Winslow,
members of the Senior Class of Per
quimans High School, have been
named as valedictorian and saluta
torian of the 1945 graduating class,
F. T. Johnson, county superintendent,
announced this week.
The honors between the two were
very close, Murray's grades for four
years of study averaged 95.25, while
Miss Winslow's average was 92.23.
The choice of valedictorian and sa
lutatorian is made each year from
members of the graduating class and
the honors go to the students whose
grades are highest during the four
years of study.
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. COUnty WMU Meeting
At Mt. Sinai Church
The Woman's Missionary Union of
Perquimans County will hold a meet
ing at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
on Wednesday, May 2.
Mrs. Minnie Ward, Division Super
intendent, will deliver the address at
the moming session and Mrs. C. T.
Doughtie, Associational Y. P. Super
intendent, will speak at the afternoon
session; The closing address will be
given by Mrs. I. A. Ward.