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i Volume XU. Number 20.
Hertford, Pamwmana County, tforth Carolina, Friday, May 18, 145.
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HniHnuf. Nazis in the Czechoslova
kia area finally surrendered to Red
Array forces five days after the Ger
man capitulation. Moscow reports
more than three million prisoners, in
cluding 101 generals, have been tak
en on the Eastern front. U. S.
forces captured Herman Goering at
a hideout in Southern Germany last
week and he now awaits trial as a
war criminal. No further word has
been released regarding the fate of
Hitler, but the Allies still seek many
hjph ranking Nazis still at large.
Vhe Army began releasing service
men last Saturday under the point
system. Some 2,500 men were given
discharges the first day, and this is
expected to increase until some two
million men are discharged in the
first year. A soldier must have 65
points to win his discharge, but in
some cases even then a soldier will
be retained for service in the Pacific
if he is judged to be essential to his
unit. Most of the men released to
date have seen overseas duty and
were at reception centers in this
country awaiting recall to their
Meanwhile the War Department is
working on its redeployment plan of
transporting thousands of troops
from the European theatre to begin
the all-out assault on Japan. U. S
troops i W Okinawa, just 88$ miles
ffr from Japan proper, have speeded up
; their drive and have captured the
airfield near Nana, the island capital.
Naval units, both ship and aircraft,
hit the Jap mainland this week in
heavy blows' which destroyed more
than S57 Jap planes, and also sank
or damaged 22 Jap ships. Americans
on the Philippines continue the mop
pint; op of Jap troops in that area,
but the rainy season hinders the
campaign on Luson,
Reports indicate an early meeting
between President Truman. Churchill
and Staling who will worlt ftut prob
lems pertaining to' peace-2uuone,
ference in San Francisco. Churchill,
in a speech last Sunday, praised
American and Russian might which
forced the decision in Europe and
called upon the English to help fin
ish off the Japs.
Possibility of any reduction in na
tional taxes seemed remote this
week when President Truman stated
he opposed any tax reduction until
Japan is defeated. Congressional
leaders are divided on the question,
but it is doubtful if any action is
taken unless recommended by the
The Senate this week confirmed
the appointment of Don Gilliam of
Tarboro to be Federal Judge of the
Eastern North Carolina District,
succeeding Judge Meekins of Eliza
beth City, who resigned.
Negro Selectees To
Orders to report for induction into
m the armed forces have been mailed
fl out to 15 Negro selectees by the lo
'Sal Draft Board, Mrs. Rut fiumner,
clerk of the Board, stated Monday.
The selectees will be inducted on
v" May 21.
The list includes Roy Skinner, Wil
;. Ham Creecy, Howard Eason, Millard
. Parsons, Wallace Skinner, Edward
Jennings, Hugh gimon, Floyd Nor
i" fleet, Horace Wiggins, Helbert Per
i. ry, Howard Overton, -Thomas Mc
f Donald vcA Jelius James.
An inofficial report on the group
' of white registrants who reported
' for pri-induction examinations last
week stated that nine, of the 15 men
were accepted1 for service,
Mrs. Sumner announced that two
calls nave been received by the
Board for the month of June; Fif
4een white men will be ordered up
,for pre-inductiori1 examinations on
, June 11 and five Negroes will he in
! ducted on June 14.
Pictures 0t errici
. ,Men At State Tonight
Mrs. Vera Broughton, manager of
the State . Theatre, announced today
that pictures of the following list ef
i Perquimans - County seffjoa men
i wouia oe snowmon tne screen si we
" t tu Tamr ,-tws e we wiwwii
K U. R. T.Brinn; CoL W. K. Crawford,
Lt..W.happell, Lt. F. Tucker; E. B.
Long, ob. Riddick, li W.N. Tuck
er, P. It Tucker, T. Winslow, T.
, Hurdle,; J, R, Webb, C. P. Quincy, Jr.,
V. I Hendricks, C, ' Proctor,.. H. F.
SawyerJ F. E. WiUe, T-S tessiter,
C. R. Nixon and Lt. A. & Wood, Jr.
cmrimi imn bnftn nniur ci
OCYLIWI WW DUHU UIUIC OHI
Work Barely Started
But Membership In
1800 Club Growing
"We are still a long way from our
E bond goal," R. M. Riddick, chair
man of the Perquimans County War
Finance Committee, said Wednesday,
"but sales are mounting each day and
I know that the good people of this
county are going to buy suflicient
number of E bonds to put Perquim
ans over the top."
While the Seventh War Loan rolls
into its second official week local war
bond solicitors are making a house
J to house canvass to sell a total of
'$130,000 worth of K bonds. That is
the Perquimans quota for the mighty
Seventh War Loan.
Sales up to Wednesday noon
amounted to only $18,000, but few
reports from solicitors had been
made and none at all had been re
ceived from the county school chil
dren, who close their contest next
Monday. Interest in the 1800 Club
is growing daily and many new mem
bers have been added to this club
."ince the list was published last
week. The membership of the club
will be found elsewhere in this issue.
Keep watching for it and see it
grow help it grow by seeing that
your name appears on the list.
Sales of treasury type bonds dur
ing the -Seventh War Loan was re
ported as excellent by Mr. Riddick,
who said, "We will not have much
trouble reaching the goal for these
types of bonds, but the county has a
real challenge in meeting the K
Each township in the county has
been given a sugggested E bond
quota to aid in reaching the overall
goal. Hertford Township residents
are asked to purchase $45,000 worth
of E bonds; Belvidere Township,
$30,000; Parkvflle, $25,000; New
Hope, $20,000, and Bethel, $10,000.
It has been pointed out that if each
township will meet this goal, the
County WfcH be "fMsr to report the E
Solicitors are ' requested to report
their sales to the chairman as rapid
ly as possible to assist in the tabu
lation work and in order that the
committee may keep an accurate
check on the progress of the cam
paign. Perquimans Youth
Killed in Action
Pvt. Gaylord E. Riddick, 24, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Riddick of Ber
videre. was killed in action in Ger
many on March 16, according to a
message from the War Department
to the parents, which was received
Pvt. Riddick was inducted into ser
vice on July 19, 1944, and received
his basic training at Camp Blanding,
Florida. He was shipped overseas
in January, 1946.
Besides his parents, he Is survived
by one brother, Nathan Riddick,
S 1-c, USN, of Norfolk, and two sis
ters, Mrs. A. R. Vick and Lorene
Riddick, of Belvidere.
Weds Lt. Kneebone
Miss Elizabeth Cesten Morgan,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Mor
gan of Sunbury and Lt. Leon R.
Kneebone, USA, 11th Airborne Divi
sion, were united in marriage at
Parker's Methodist Church Saturday
night, May 5. The Rev. T. J. White
' Miss Ethel Morgan, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor and brides
maids were Misses Pauline Reavis,
Sara Benton, Peggy Baker and Peggy
Anne Royal. '
Immediately following the cere
mony the parents of the bride enter
tained at their home and 160 guests
called during the evening. - -
MRS. PLEASANT ROUNTKliii
Funeral services for, Mrs. Pleasant
Roontree, wiJow of Jesse: Rountree,
Were conducted Friday morning at 11
o'olocfc at the home near - Belvidere
with the Rev. . Arthur Stephenson,
assisted by. .Mrs. F. C. Vyhite and
Mrs.' Lfczie White, officiating.
The choir sang "Abida. With Me"
and "Ninety and Nine", At the
graveside , they sang "Nearer My
'' Flower girls ware , Masie Jtountrce,
Alice Winslowy- Ruby Laife, Esther
Mai iWWU, Myrtle Strickland and
Pleasant Winslow. . '-' . y
Pallbearers were Nelsdjt Lamb,
Rolla White, Ossi WJnslq Carlton
Rountree, Jesse Winslow, and Tom
Bujr;r was ia the amiljTplot f
COUNTY SALES MOUNTING
WILTON E. LAMB
Wilton E. Lamb, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Lamb, Route 2, Tyner, is
serving with the Marines on Oki
nawa, according to word received by
his parents. He has been a member
of the Marine Corps for two years
and before the invasion of Okinawa
saw action at Paulieu.
Prior to enlisting in the Marines,
Lamb attended school at Perquimans
County High School. He received
his basic training at San Diego, Cal.
Another County Man
Seen Action During
Aboard a I'. S. Battleship Off Oki
nawa (Delayed) Calvin John Lane,
22, seaman '.second class, son of Mrs.
John M. Lane, Route 2, Hertford, had
a grandstand seat from which to
view the invasion of Okinawa.
This hard-hitting ship, while under
threat of air attack, moved up within
8,000 yards of the shore, cruising
slowly back and forth and pulveriz
ing the beach targets at point-blank
range. The crew could clearly see
the explosions from the ship's shells
as her guns smashed pillboxes, gun
emplacements, warehouses and trench
The ship's anti-aircraft gunners
fought off deadly air assaults during
the 'bombardment period, and on one
occasion only skillful maneuvering of
the vessel by her commanding officer
saved her from a torpedo which had
: been dropped
At one time a Jap "Zeke" bomber.
pursued by two U. S. Navy planes,
came witiun range of the ship's 20
mm. and 40-mm. guns, and crew
members of this ship and those of
another close by had the satisfaction
of seeing the enemy crash into the
sea. Another time, bombs from a
Jap plane fell only 200 yards off the
By early afternoon of Invasion
day, the big ship's primary target
area had "been captured and she was .
free to lend her powerful support
against other enemy held areas.
Town Board Orders
y.i i ril
Hertford's Town Board in meeting
on Monday night ordered W. G.
Newby, Town Clerk, to advertise all
delinquent 1944 taxes during the
month of June and to sell same at
the court house door on Monday,
Mayor V. N. Darden announced
that the Fire Department would hold
its annual carnival during the early
part of June and that an amusement
company had been contracted with fo
furnish the midway.
The Mayor also reported to the
Board that work is progressing on a
new water well field near the muni
cipal plant which will assure Hert
ford of an ample water supply for
HOLD BARBECUE SUPPER
Members of the Hertford Volun
teer Fire Department, their wives
and guests enjoyed a delicious bar
becue , supper at the municipal plant
SPECIAL WCTU MEETING
A call meeting of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union will be
held i Wednesday afternoon at 4
otleck, May. S3, la the Education
Buildiiux Of . he. KeUMUat CtrurcH.
AU members are urged to be present
f if oil
m ueiinquent i
Verdict Of Guilty
Returned In Sugar
Case Heard Tuesday
Traffic Violators Also
Fare Badly In Record
A verdict of guilty was returned
by Jude Charles K. Johnson in Re
corder's Court here Tuesday morning
against Sidney Coodwin, charged
with speeding, reckless driving and
illegal possession of sugar for pur
pose of manufacturing whiskey.
Goodwin was apprehended last Thurs
day night by Patrolman Charles
Payne, who was forced to overtake
the defendant after the latter tried
to out-run the ollirer. Judge Johnson
gave Goodwin !0 days on the roads,
suspended upon payment of a tine of
$100 and costs. The sugar,
pounds of it, and '200 pounds of meal,
was ordered turned over to the coun
Cherry -lohnikins, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to possession of non
tax paid whiskey for the purpose of
Isale. She was given a 30 day sus
pended sentence and ordered to pay
a fine of $25 and court costs. Polic
Officer Robert White captured two
gallons of white whiskey and about a
gallon and one-half of home brew at
me uerenaanvs nome. .Mrs. Mamie HIanchard, Robert A.
Other cases disposed of at the i White, Mrs. Julian A. Chappell, Ju
Tuewlay session included the one ofjlian A. Chappell and Mrs. Edna S.
William Morris, charged with oper- Cannon.
ating a car after his license had been I
revoked. Prayer for judgment was
continued upon payment of court
Calvin Bundy was ordered to pay
costs of court for permitting his car
to be operated without a license.
Oittis Beck was fined $10 and or
dered to pay court costs after plead
ing guilty to a charge of speeding.
Cornwell Jones, Negro, was given
a six months suspended sentence
and fined $25 and court costs after
being found guilty of driving with-
George W. James, Sr., N'egro, en-
tered a plea of guilty to. giving a
baif cTieck. He was given a 30 day
suspended sentence and ordered to
pay the check and court costs.
Hazel C. Hoskins was fined $10
and ordered to pay court costs for
Alice Rhodes was taxed with the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to driving without a icense.
Red Cross Chapter
Perquimans County's Red Cross
chapter has completed its hospital
quota and recently shipped another
25 pairs of pajamas and 14 army
sweaters to national headquarters, it
was announced here this week.
Goods are now being received for
the sewing project to make garments
for foreign relief. These will in
clude dresses for women and girls,
baby garments and boys' shirts. Vol
unteers are needed for the project
and those desiring to assist are re
quested to contact Miss Frances
Maness, who has charge of the vol
onteers in the county, or street lead
ers, if the volunteer resides in Hert
ford. Lt. Robert Morris On
Leave From Overseas
Lt. Robert Morris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Morris, arrived home Sat
urday to spend a thirty day leave af
ter almost two years on overseas
duty. Lt. Morris arrived in this
country from Europe two weeks ago
but underwent physical check-ups at
a hospital in Florida before being
permitted to come home.
Lt. Morris was stationed in Eng
land one year prior to the invasion
of France. He saw action in France
and in the Saar Valley region of
He stated that rationing in Eng
land was much worse than here at
home, the English receiving only
about one-half the rations permitted
in this country.
He added it was good to be here
in Hertford again.
BROTHER OF LOCAL
MAN DIES SUNDAY
W. Foy Reavis, brother of the Rev.
B. C Reavis of Hertford, died sud
denly at his home near Statesville
Sunday afternoon after suffering a
The Rev. . Mr. Reavis went to
Statesville upon notice received here
for funeral services held Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at S o'clock at the
New Salem Methodist Church by the
Ret. JL Mi Wanman. Interment was
in the Qmrch Cemetery. "
EXTENSION OF TOWN
AT SPECIAL ELECTION
1800 Club Members
The following is a list of Perquim
ans County residents who are backing
the Seventh War Uan drive for
$130,000 worth of V. bonds. They are
the members of the "1800 Club."
Eighteen hundred members will "put
the county over the top.
Is your .
name nere: lou can rte a memDer
by purchasing a $100 K bond today.'
R. M. Kiddick, C. V. Morris, Mrs
G. Wright, W G. Hollowell, A. i
Hefren, M. J. Gregory, Milton j
, inrs. JUKe White, Mrs. Oeorge
Jackson, George Jackson. Mrs. R. M.
Riddick, V. N. Darden. I). S. Darden, , The annexed territory includes a
S. P. Mathews, S. M. lng, J. W.j parcel of land souw or Dobb street
Ward, Mrs. J. W. Ward, Mrs. Mary I extended, all of the housing project
Edwards, Mrs. C. (). Fowler, I,. C. site, thence north of the housing pro
Winslow, John hronghton, C. R. . ject to the Perquimans River. The
i olio r, u . an Koacn, l . fc,. Cannon, i
J. I. Perry, W. 11. Hardcastle, Jr., W.
H. Hardcastle, Mrs. Eloise llard-
J. R. Chuppell. S. G. ChaD-
pell, Julia Benton, N. H. Stallings,
C. B. White, Joseph Elliott, Simon
Rutcnburg, Mrs. Simon Kutenburg,
J. L. White, llrs. Lena Griffin, Ring
A. Williams, John E. Chappell, Lewis
1. Winslow. E. E. Pavne. RiYhard
i Payne, Mrs. Nancv
I-ewis Winslow. Mrs
Rotary Club To Take
Athletic Award At
Members of the Hertford Kotary
Club voted at their meeting this week
to present an annual award to
' Perquimans County High School
lete having the best athletio, schol
astic and general deportment tecord
at the school for the year.
The award will be in the form of a
medal and a committee composeij of
the high school principal, athletic
coach and a member of the Notary
Club will select the winner each year
No student will receive the award
more than once. A. W. Hefren was
named by J. . Eutrell, rlub presi
dent, to represent the club on this
f'L ii. ....
i no luiiary I lull voted to
i i .i :.. ... .
i.., ,inniU iii connection witn the Ik
ginning ol the extensive athletic pro
gram planned to start next Fall
when football gets under way in the
Memorial Field to be built th is sum
mer. However, the club voted to
present the award for the first time
this year rather than wait until 194G.
Kacb student of the school who
engages in any type of athletics will
be eligible to receive the award, but
the committee will make its selection
of the winner on his athletic ability,
grades and general conduct.
The Kotarians will forego regular
meeting next Tuesday night and will
hold a barbecue chicken outing at
Newbold's beach on Wednesday night
Must Obtain Permit
Farm slaughterers, ho in the past
have slaughtered meat for home con
sumption or for sale in commercial
channels must obtain a permit from
the Perquimans OPA office to con
tinue slaughtering under new meat
regulations which became effective
Mrs. Helen Davenport, clerk of the
Board, stated Monday that quotas
would be assigned slaughterers on
basis of meat handled last year.
There will be no limitations on the
amount of meat slaughtered for home
consumption but a limit will be
placed on the amount killed for de
livery into commercial channels.
Farmers are requested to apply at
the OPA office immediately for per
mits, as these new regulations be
came effective this week.
CIRCLE NO. 6 MET
Circle No. 6 of the Hertford Bap
tist Church met Tuesday night at
7:30 o'clock at the church. Business
was discussed, and the meeting wa
closed with a prayer by Mrs. Howard
Dawkins, after which the ten mem
bers present went into the auditorium
for the worship service.
. M. S. TO MEET
The Missionary Society of the
Hertford Baptist Church will meet
Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the
church. All members are urged to
HELD ON MONDAY
Only Three Votes Cast
Against Change; Com
missioners Act to In
Extension of the Town of Hert
ford's boundary at the western lim
its was approved at a special election
held here Monday bv a vote of 13,'!
for the proposal to three against the
1 . . .i.i
measurp t u.ua n,,, i.
judges of the election, following tho
'closinir of the uolls at Monday
night. Election officials were Mrs.
B. G. Koonce, registrar, Misses Vir-
mnia Whit anrl Hplwm. -iv,.
annexation not onlv increases tho
size ol Hertford in miles, but also
increases the population of the town
by several hundred.
Eolluwing the announcement of th
outcome of the election, the Town
Board, which was in meeting Monday
night, voted to incorporate the terri
tory into the town and announced
the property therein would be sub
ject to tax listing on the town's
books next January. Meanwhile, the
Board plans to do some preliminary
work in the matter of establishing
sewer lines, water service and garb
age collection inside the annexed
division. Officially the land will not
be a part of the Town of Hertford
until January 1, 1946.
Little opposition was expressed
toward the proposal prior to the
election and it was not absolutely
necessary for the Town Hoard to
hold the election after the Legisla
tuie had already passed on the mea
sure, but the local officials deemed it
only fair that property owners af
fected should have an opportunity to
express themelves at a special elec
tion. ! One of th,. biggest items bene
, finally t projwrty owners in the
(Section is a possible lower fire in
surance rate, now that the property
is inside the corporate limits anil
thus assured of fire protection from
the fire department.
Greater Than Quota
tire situation remaining
the Perquimans Ration
finding difficulty in issuing
certificates to the motorists filing
applications. The list of applications
is far greater than the tire allot
ment for the county, and in order to
spread the allotment evenlv motor
ists are being limited to one certifi
cate in the majority of cases.
Motorists receiving passenger type
certificates this week are: Myron
Emmono 2, Linwood Harrell 2, and
Frank Maner, Johnnie Gregory, W.
A. Chappell, J. H. Towe, W. C. Mor
gan, Koscoe Lane, Julian A. White,
E. M. Perry. W. C. Jordan. Dona
White, Frances Maness, D. M. Jack
son, James Perrv. Charles E. White.
Watson Russell, R. R. White, W. H.
Elliott, F. T. Mathews, Robert White,
W. H. Smith. John BilluDs. Vasie
Proctor, Laura L'mphlett, Preston
Nixon, S. M. Long. W. W. Owens.
Charlie l'mphlett, O. V. Hoggard,
Elmer Winslow, W. F. Hollowell, C.
J. Uaper, Johnnie Smith, Irving
Trueblood, Alphonso Dail, Leland
Winslow and Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood,
Truck type Major-Loomis 3, Rid
dick & Roach 2, Bill Fowler 1, Stokes
& Mathews 1. E. N. Miller 1. J. H.
Boyce 2, Wallace Bright 1 and R. S
Message Received By
Parents Reveals Bill
Blanchard Taken POW
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blanchard have
received word that their son, Bill,
who was reported missing in action
on January 6, 1945, had been captur
ed as a prisoner of war by the Ger
mans. The message, which was the first
word the parents had had in more
than four months, was written by
Bill on a form used by the Germans.
It stated that he was in a prisoner
of war camp and in good health, but
requested his parents not to write
him, as he would be moved.
The message was dated February
13, almost five weeks after the orig
inal War Department message had
been received stating the youth was
MASONS WILL MEET TUESDAY
.. Perquimans Lodge, No. 106, A. F.
i A. IL, will meet in the Court
House Tuesday night. All visiting
Masons are invited.