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A WESEDLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume XII. Number 18.
Hertford. Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, May 4, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
In Ration Of Sugar
Canning Allotments Are
Cut; New Coupon
Housewives, who had been planning
to receive 20 pounds of sugar per
member of their families, for canning-
purposes, were jolted Tuesday
morning when the OPA announced
that due to drastic shortage of sugar
that allotments had been cut, not
only on sugar for canning but on the
new sugar stamp which became valid
The new stamp, No. 36, is good for
the same number of pounds, but this
sugar must last four months instead
of the usual three. According to the
announcement, each person will be
t allotted only 15 pounds of sugar for
canning purposes and no family may
receive more than 120 pounds. Last
year the maximum amount was 160
, Restaurants, schools and hotels
were also cut in sugar allotment, and
OPA officials stated no increase in
total sugar supply can be expected
for raQRrjjjhan a year. Commercial
bakeries are expected to be cut in
their allotment about July 1.
The action taken by OPA was at
tributed to a sharp reduction of
sugar supplies, tremendously increas
ed requirements for liberated Europe
and a rate of civilian consumption
Persons who were told last week,
while registering for canning sugar,
- that they would receive 20 pounds per
member of the family, should disre
gard the statement, as local OPA
workers at the time were not aware
of the action announced this week.
Important change in OPA gasoline
regulations, affecting issuance of "C"
coupons, became effective on May 1,
Theodore S. Johnson, OPA district
director, reminds Eastern North Ca
rolina motorists. Some drivers now
holding "C" rations will be transfer
red to a new group falling between
the present "B and "C". classinea-
'tiflns.- 'ancf "oMimi. nYw 'fit "wH
classification will be eligible only for
"B" ration, Johnson said. "The new
'semi-preferred' classification, with
an 825 mile monthly allowance is in
tended to cover certain motorists now
holding "C" rations, the nature of
whose war work mileage require
ments does- not justify the higher
rating. Beginning May 1 a delivery
record (OPA form R-585-Rev) will
be issued to eaeh non-highway gaso
line consumer with his "E" and "R"
coupons of this type that each con
sumer receives will be noted on the
form by the War Price and Ration
ing Board, and each delivery on these
"E" and "R" coupons will be entered
on the record of the supplier," John
Juniors Fete Seniors
At Parly Thursday
. Members of the Senior Class of
Perquimans High School were guests
at the annual Junior-Senior banquet
dance held last nisrht in the audi
torium of the high school building.
The Juniors, hosts for the occa
sion, had converted the stage into a
night club scene and opened the pre
commencement activities with a grand
party enjoyed by guests and the
large number of spectators that filled
the auditorium proper.
Molly Oakey was mistesa of cere
monies for the El Morocco, the name
eea xor the night dub which
openea and closed on the same even
Ln'a"d w program including solos
by Miss Margaret Pearson and Nonie
wu yM and piano selections by
toy Wydick, Sk2-c, from Harve?
Point, and imitations by Durwood
, Barber. A toast to the Seniors was
v Jy Mar Lelwid Wmslow; to
Mr. Johnson by Thomas Butt: to the
faculty by Eula Virginia White; to
o the coaches by Billy Elliott and
-M wm xuiuro y Georgia Barnett.
r Following the banonet the Jnninr.
; nd Seniors njoyed a dance, held at
"he school building. '
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- the Rev. Howard G. Dawkins an-
I . uvuuioi uua ' wn . mat -una revival
lei-vices' now in progress at the Hert-
ror Baptist i Church' -will continu
y tarougfa next Wednesday, May 8, s r ;
services art Doing conducted twice
daily, at Stn, and 9 p. m. by the
Rev. ; Albert fiimms. Large as
semblies are reported ' in "attendance
at each servtce and the public who
have not yet attended are .cordially
invited to hear the guest evangelist.
Building And Loan
Office Is Moved
The office of the Hertford Build
ing and Loan Association was moved
this week from Johnson-White and
Company to the office of The Per
quimans Weekly, and members are
requested to make payments at this
new office beginning this week.
Max Campbell, who recently was
named by the board of directors as
secretary and treasurer of the local
Building and Loan, began his duties
on Tuesday, taking the place of W.
H. Hardcastle, who had served as
the secretary and treasurer for the
past twenty years.
Hamburg radio, one of the few re
maining in Germany in operation,
announced that Adolf Hitler had
died at his Chancellory in lierlin,
then followed a speech by Admiral
Doenitz, who stated Hitler had ap
pointed him as the new German
Fuehrer. He called upon the Ger
man people to continue at the war
and to maintain order in the terri
tory not yet overrun by the Allies.
Doenitz stated the Germans will con
tinue the war, but want to fight only
the Russians. There is no confirma
tion of the announcement that Hitler
is dead, but some world capitals be
lieve the time had arrived to replace
him as the Nazi leader, whether dead
or still alive. Moscow called the an
nouncement a Fascist trick.
While the world awaits news that
the European war is over, American
armies are still moving ahead in the
southern part of Germany and North
ern Italy. The Third Army captured
Hitler's birthplace in Austria, while
the Seventh Army took Munich,
birthplace of the Nazi party. In ,
Italy General Mark Clark's Fifth
Army has pushed to near the Bremer
Pass, which separates Italy from
Austria. General Clark has an
nounced the large-scale fighting in
Italy is over. ome 25 German divi
sions, there hHwtitt9D, Shipped and
smashed.' Some 140,000 Germans
have been captured. Along - the
northern German line the British
and Americans are still on the Elbe
River, mopping up the remaining
pockets of German resistance.
Several new junctions between Al
lied troops and the Russians, mov
ing in from the East, have taken
place. Moscow reports the Red
troops have nearly completed the
battle for Berlin. On Tuesday Rus
sian forces had moved to within 300
yards of the German Chancellory
and had captured most of the Ger
man government buildings. Reports
stated the Germans have Jost 183,000
men in the fighting for Berlin. There
were expectations everywhere that
the end in Europe is near.
American positions on Okinawa in
the Pacific fighting were improved
during the week, and reports state
Americans and Australians have in
vaded the rich Dutch island of Bor
neo. China reports that Japan is
making peace overtures to its govern
ment, out has been told to take them
to the United Nations. General Mac
Arthur's troops in the Philippines
continue to retake territory from the
Prospects are that several leading
members of the San Francisco con
ference will return to their homes
this week. Molotov is going back to
Russia and Eden to England. Press
ing matters, possibly relative to the
fall of Germany, is reported the rea
son. Russia failed in .an attempt to
block the admittance of Argentina
into the conference and also failed to
have the Moscow recognized Polish
government seated. Molotov did,
however, block the naming of Secre
tary Stettinius as permanent chair
man of the meeting.
Here in North Carolina, Governor
R. Gregg Cherry named Sandy Gra
ham as chairman of the State High
way Commission and Merrill Evans
of Ahoakie as commissioner for this
division,' Five members of the old
: commission ' . were re-named to the
Board by the Governor but in this
division,; Mr. EvanS replaces Carroll
Wilson of Roanoke Rapids as a mem
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SERVICE MEN'S PICTURES
AT STATE THIS WEEK
- Mrs. .Vera Broughto manager of
the State .Theatre, ahnffimced today
that the pictures of service man to
bo shown on the gcreenTiis week in
cluded those of M, E, S9, Q. A. Sail,
NY P. Gregory '. T. QAgory, J. I
Lane, W. E, Lane, Kemiit Kirby, G.
W. Lassiter, E. S. Whit, a Butler,
rVDavte J. - P. Sumnar, H.( Norfleet,
W HpbbsJ, Eiyott,,"M.1Eu, C.
White, H. TVSpivey, H. Ovsrton and
R. Rogerson. , . .
Hears Seven Cases;
Four Are Continued
Several Defendants Fail
To Appear; Ordered
Held on Bail
Seven cases, six of which were for
traffic violations, were disposed of by
Perquimans County's Recorder's
Court here Tuesday morning and
four cases were continued. Three
defendants, cited to appear for hear
ings Tuesday morning failed to ap
pear to answer charges and Judge
Charles E. Johnson ordered the war
rants returned and the defendants
held on $100 bonds.
Much time was consumed in the
hearing charging Norman Gatling.
Negro, with assault with a deadly
weapon. The age-old triangle ques
tion was raised by the prosecuting
witness but the State failed to get
the evidence before the court and
the verdict was a special ruling of
not guilty, thus leaving the State an
option to appeal the case to Superior
D. E. Simons was found not guilty!
of a charge of permitting his car to
be operated without a license. How
ever, Maglene Perry, charged with
driving the car without a license was
found guilty and given a 30-day sus
pended sentence upon payment of a
fine of $10 and court costs.
Vernon White, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of ving
with insufficient brakes and paid the
costs of court.
William Riddick, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of driving without a li
cense. Thomas White was fined $10 and
ordered to pay the costs of court af
ter pleading guilty to a charge ot
Haywood Lilly, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a speeding charge
and was fined $10 and ordered to pay
Pat Small failed to appear for
h purine and was ordered held on
Aubrey Wiggins and Jack Wilkins,
NearrOes. also failed to appear for
hearings and the warrants were re
turned with orders to hold the de
fendants on $100 bonds.
Liberated And Safe
Eldon Winslow, who was reported
as missing in action since March 25
over enemy territory, has been lib
erated and is safe, according to word
received here late last week.
Mrs. Riddick Chappell, aunt of the
youth, received word from her niece
and Mr. Winslow's sister, Mrs. Ruth
Kornegay, that the War Department
had notified her that Eldon had been
liberated and was safe.
Winslow was a gunner in the U. S.
Army Air Corps, and was stationed
Fuel Oil Rationing
To Remain Unchanged
The simplified fuel oil rationing
system, adopted at the beginning of
the heating year, ending August 31,
will be operative during the 1945-46
heating season, OPA District Direc
tor Theodore S. Johnson said today.
In order to start the movement of
next winter's supplies, first "period"
coupons, having a value of 10 gallons
each, will become valid June 1, he
About the same amount, or less,
fuel oil will be available for civilian
use this year, and the rationing pro
gram has been organized to provide
approximately the same basic rations
as last year, he explained. The kero
sene supply is expected to be even
smaller. One departure from last
year's policy, Johnson said, will in
validate all of this year's coupons at
the close of the present season,
August 31, 1945.
In a quiet but impressive ceremony
Miss Ellodia Flora Lamb, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Lamb of
Belvidere, became the bride of Don
ald Wayland Hollowell, son of Mrs.
Mattie Hollowell and the late Mr.
Hollowell, of Hobbsville, Saturday,
April 28, at 4:30 o'clock at Elizabeth
City with J. F. Meggs, justice of the
The bride was attired in a navy
blue dress with " white accessories.
Their only attendants were Miss
Gladys Chappell and Sidney Stallings
Mr. and Mrs. Hollowell an making
their noma with Mrs. Mattie Hollo-
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False Peace Report
Sets Off V-E Signal
Here Saturday Night
German Surrender Ex
pected Daily as Rum
A false report tliat the Germans
had surrendered unconditionally,
which was broadcast by radio around I
8 o'clock Saturday night, set off
planned victory signals here in!
Hertford and started a short-lived
celebration, which died down when
President Truman denied the rumor
some fifty minutes later.
The rumor, according to reports
published later, started in San Fran
cisco when a reporter was told by
Senator Connally, chairman of the
Foreign Relations Committee, that
the Germans had surrendered and he
expected an announcement from the j
White House momentarily.
When the report was heard here, as ,
in other towns and cities, the order !
was given by Mayor V. N. Darden to I
blow the fire siren one long blast,
and shortly thereafter the church
bells began to ring. People up andt
down the streets expressed thanks
and joy that the European part of
the war had come to an end. Sail
ors from Harvey Point were joyous
over the news and many of them
broke into song while walking along
with their buddies. One part of the
planned V-E Day program was not
carried out, that being that stores
did not close inasmuch as only a
short time remained until they would
close as usual on Saturday night.
Since Saturday night the German
surrender has been expected almost
daily by the public, as reports con
tinue to come out of Europe that at
tempts are being made to bring the
war to a close. Heinrich Himmler,
now evidently the top ranking Nazi,
is reported meeting with Count Ber
nadotte, of Sweden, to bring about
the surrender. At first it was re
ported the Germans were willing to
surrender to the United States and
Great Britain, but this offer was re-
fused unless it also inclmted. .Russia.
Mayor Darden stated this week
that when the official word of sur-
render is now announced by the
President that the signal will be giv
en and the fire siren shall be sound
ed in a waving blast similar to the
one used for air raid signals.
Marvin Ownley Killed
In Germany April 11
Another Perquimans County youth
has made the supreme sacrifice while
fighting the enemy in Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ownley,
Route Three, were notified last Fri
day that their son, Marvin Ownley,
had been killed in action in Germany
on April 11.
This was the second son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ownley have lost during the
war. Their son, Garland, was sta
tioned in the Philippines when the
war began. A third son is a mem-
I ber of the Naval forces.
Robert L. Stevenson
Graduates As Ensign
Robert L. Stevenson of Hertford
Route 2, was commissioned an en
sign on April 27th in the U. 'S. .Naval
Reserve at graduation exercises for
the eleventh class of midshipmen to
complete training at the Naval Train
ing School at Cornell University.
Capt. Edward R. Durgin, USN, as
sistant director of training, Bureau
of Naval Personnel, Washington,
D. C, addressed the class of 185 mid
shipmen. HELEN GA1THER CLUB MEETS
The Helen Gaither Homo Demon
stration Club met with Mrs. J. T.
White on Tuesday afternoon. The .
mwrtino- MA tn nv, h l,lr, ".' reaming ai s
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"iw pivDiucuu r. rnci was tcwi
by the club.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved and the roll
The club donated $3.00 to the can
cer control movement.
Miss Maness gave a very interest
ing demonstration on "Color In the
A very enjoyable contest was given
by Miss Maness on apple eating. Mrs.
Jake Chesson ate her apple first.
The hostess served drinks, candy
and 'cakes to the following: Mes
dames Jake Chesson, Jesse Chesson,
Jake White, Warner Madre, Color
Jackson and Misses Annie Parker
and Frances Maness.
Mrs. Addle N. Jones has received
a letter from her son, Pvt. Doward
Jones, stating" that he has arrived
safely in France.
Saturday Final Day
Saturday is the final day for reg
istering for the special election to be
held on May 14 to determine whether
or not the limits of Hertford shall be
extended at the western edge of the
town, Mrs. B. G. Koonce, registrar,
Mrs. Koonce is sitting at the Court
House each day for the purpose of
registering eligible voters for the
election. I'ersoirs already on the
registration books for the Town of
Hertford need not register again to
be eligible to vote in the special election.
Receive Draft Call
.Sixteen white men of Perquimans
County have received orders to re
port to the local Draft Board office
on May 10 to leave for Fort Hragg,
where they will be given pre-induc-tion
examination-., Mrs. Iiuth Sum
ner, clerk of the local Hoard, stated
The registrants ordered to report
next week include Robert S.pear, Guy
H. Webb, Joseph Nowell, Jr., Horace
Boyce, Thomas llaker, Daryl Hurdle,
Cornelius Lamb, John Davenport,
Willis Baccus, Louis Lamb, Floyd
Monds, Sidney Btanchard, Bernard
Winslow, Clarence Hyrum, Garland
Baker and Malcolm Nixon.
The first call for induction this
month will be filled on May 21 when
15 Negro selectees will be ordered to
begin military training
The local Board registered eleven
18-year-olds during the month of
April which, Mrs. Sumner stated,
was the largest number of 18-year-olds
to register in recent months.
The usual number of new registrants
ranges from five to six or seven.
Piano Class To Give
Recital Friday Night
Mrs. U. M. Kiddick's
assisted y Fred Matthews,
' Banks, Clifton Towe and
Elliott, and by the Seventh tirade
Glee Club, will give their annual re
cital at the Hertford Grammar
School Friday evening at o'clock.
The public is cordially invited
1'upils taking part are: Marjorie
Brinn, Mary Elliott Brinn. Louise
Chappell, Jean Ixmg, Evelyn Chap
pell, Jack l'hillips, Vernon White,
Lina Ruth Proctor, Marion White,
Suzanne Towe, Marguerite Butler,
Katherine Baker, Charles l'hillips,
Julian Roberson, Joan Trueblood,
Elizabeth Proctor, Catherine Alice
Nixon, Gene Phillips, Betty Jean
Winslow, Edna King, Ruth Haskett,
Maforie Perry, Mary Lee Chappell,
Horace Iiyden, Ann Madre, i'at Phil
lips, Peggy Sawyer, Elvin Chappell,
Pat Morris, Jo Ann Winslow, Dor
othy Faye White, Harriet Lou Lay
den, Catherine Perry, Carolyn True
blood, iouise Banks, Anne Proctor,
Lelia Ie Winslow, Esther Winslow,
Ruth Foster, Bobby Jordan and
William M. Moore
j Awarded Air Medal
An Eighth Air Force Bomber Sta
tion, England Corporal William M.
Moore, 27, Fayetteville. N. C, top
turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fort
ress of the 96th Bombing Group, has
been awarded the Air Medal for
"meritorious achievement" while par
ticipating in Eighth Air Force bomb
ing attacks on German war targets.
The presentaton was made by Col.
Robert W. Warren, Vernon, Texas,
commander of the group which has
more than 300 missions to its credit.
Before entering the service in
July, 1942, Cpl. Moore was a clerk
in Civilian Personnel at Fort Bragg,
N. C. He is the son of Mrs. John C,
ulCK streel- yettevuie,
W. W.White Appointed
On Insurance Group
Governor Gregg Cherry this week
appointed W. W. White to serve as a
member of the State Commission on
Insurance and Compensation for in
jury or damage by motor vehicles on
the State highways, according to
word received here."
Mr. White, who has served Per
quimans County as a member of the
General Assembly for tha past two
terms, has announced his acceptance
of the appointment.
Mr. and Mrs. Gillam Twine an
nounce the birth of a son, Roy Roger,
born Monday, April 23, 1945, at J
o'clock A. M. The baby weighed nine
pounds. Mother and baby are re
ported doing nicely.
Meeting Of County
War Finance Group
Called For Friday
Plans For Seventh War
Loan To Be Outlined;
Drive Opens Soon
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty War Finance Executive Commit
tee met Tuesday night and mapped
plans for conducting the most inten
sive war loan drive ever held in this
rnmmiinitv to successfully meet the
Seventh War Loan quota.
These plans will be explained at a
meeting of the entire county com
mittee to be held Friday nitcht at 8
o'clock at the Court House. Ii. M.
Riddick, chairman of the committee,
ha- written each member of the town
ship committee, urging attendance at
tho meeting tonight.
It will be pointed out that Per
quimans County's quota for the Sev
enth War Loan has been set at
$301,000, and of this amount $130,000
must represent purchases in E bonds.
This K bond quota is the lamest eve
given the county.
To stimulate sales of E bonds, the
' committee will form an "1800 Club,"
' any person in the county who pur
chases a $100 E bond is eligible to
; membership and the list of members
will be published in this newspaper.
! It has been figured out that if 1,800
persons purchase a $100 E bond the
quota can be met. The "1800 Club"
will be open to any man, woman or
1 chlld wh0 wants t0 am tne war.,er;
j ,ort by lenUng the t.overnmeni iuu
t0 nelp Dnn. vl.y-
me commiuee uiso vuieu iu unci
a list of prizes to solicitors who will
make u concentrated house-to-house
! canvass selling E bonds. Two sets
I of prizes are to be offered, one group
i tu the school children of the county
j who will begin solicitation next Mon
' day, May 7, and who will continue
' their campaign for a period of two
! weeks. One $2.") war bond will lie
awarded the student selling the larg
est amount in dollars worth of K
: hond.v. Six dollars and 2f cents
worth of war stamps will be awarded
the student in the high school, the
Hertford Grammar School, Central
'Grammar School and the New Hope
School, having the best record in the
One jjiUri war bond will be awarded
tin' adult solicitor who sells the
i larjre.-l amount in dollars worth of K
. bonds during the campaign from May
j 14 to June !i0. The prizes offered the
' school children cannot be won by an
' adult solicitor and likewise the adult
: prize may not be won by a school
' student. The two otters are separate
prizes for separate contests.
The War Finance Committee will
make every effort to concentrate this
Seventh War Loan drive on the sale
of K bonds, Mr. Riddick said, because
it will be a big job to bring it to a
successful close, and keep the county
among those of the State who reach
their goals quickly.
Large Number Tire
Permits Issued Sat
Perquimans County's Ration Board
issued purchase certificates for new
tires to fifty motorists at its meet
ing last Saturday, Mrs. Helen Daven
port, clerk of the Hoard, announced
Monday. This was a larger number
of applications than passed in recent
Passenger type permits were issued
to C. C. Mansfield 1, E. C. Chappell
1, G. L. Sutton 1, Dora White 1, N.
W. Chappell 2, E. M. Perry 1, Wil
liam Tucker 1, J. C. Jordan 2, John
Lowe 2, James Felton 2, Addie Hof
fler 1, Hazel Mathews 2, J. L. Wins
low 2,1. E. Parsey 1, Thomas Beares
1, Lawrence Towe 1, Henley Perry 1,
Pete Lilly 1, Riddick Ivey 2, W. R.
Chappell 2, Freeman Umphlett 1, An
drew Moore 1, H. W. Bateman 2, M.
C. Boyee 1, Margaret Hill 2, Dr. C.
A. Davenport 2, J. E. Winslow 2,
Marion Parson 2, R. J. Ferrell 1,
Johnson Downing 1, Clyde Wilson 1,
R. T. White 2, J. C. Hobbs 1, W. R.
Blanchard 1, W. L. Winslow 2, and
Raymond Eure 1.
Truck Type: F. B. Skinner 2, J. I.
Barclift 1, W. M. Ward 1, Roach &
Riddick 2, Shelton Harrell 1, Preston
Nixon 1, C. W. White 2, Nathan Rid
dick 1, Joel Hollowell 1, W. L. White
1, and J. H. Towe 2.
An error appeared in the story
published last week on the grades of
Bill Murray, valedictorian, and Es
ther Winslow, salutatorian, of the
Perquimans Senior class. The grades
should have been listed as 95.25 for
Murray and 95.23 for Miss Winslow.
In the list of names of the honor
roll published, the one of Mary Ice
land Winslow, 10-A, was not furnish
ed but should have been listed, v.,